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  • 2-1 wyc
    in WHC Burton Comment by DevC December 9
  • Word association.... Micra mentions Manuel which makes me think of Andrew Sachs which makes me think of Russell Brand which makes me wonder whether John Thomas and Gary Hand ever played together.
  • If I remember correctly John Thomas was a cock.
  • Not getting any better https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/sol-campbell-supports-petition-former-21024489 Anyone believing the "banking difficulties" excuse......
  • Going slightly off subject but I remember the PMFL (or PMFC don't remember) as being seen as quite glamorous at the time - certainly first team. Then there was some problem that meant that it wasn't finished one year (related to first miners stri…
  • Have to say @Wisdom_Of_Harry that to a young boy in the mid 70s the B+B cup was fairly insignificant even then ranking some way behind Isthmian League, Amateur Cup, Anglo Italian Trophy, Bob Lord Trophy and Premier Midweek Floodlight Cup (some of wh…
  • Maximum is three, minimum one. Looking at the rules, entry fee is £10, ref gets £66 per game. its hardly big time - I very much doubt there is any prize money. For the reasons I mentioned above, strikes me as a good thing to do if manager is …
  • Speciesism is a terrible thing @bookertease and your implication that the entire shape shifting lizard community shares the lying, duplicitous, narcissistic attributes of our current Prime Minister is extremely distasteful.
    in Glen Hoddle Comment by DevC December 4
  • Blimey @chairboyscentral , I know its a capitalist world these days but not everything is about money. The B&B offers us the opportunity to give a little bit back to smaller clubs in the area, a nod to our past and a chance to give squad play…
  • Just to be clear to @OakwoodExile and @bookertease, I didn't intend to suggest you were obligated to pay money or time to go to see Hoddle. that is entirely your choice. Frankly I wouldn't either even if I lived in HW. The OP though suggests that…
    in Glen Hoddle Comment by DevC December 4
  • Great player, very good manager with interesting experience with youth development. Oh and once held some religious views that many changes including me find distasteful. 1) his religious views are a small part of the whole man. Should they mean …
    in Glen Hoddle Comment by DevC December 3
  • FA Vase for me - High hopes for an extended run for the Sexy Lambs of Tavistock as they faced near neighbours Buckland but an early sending off, gusty wind and bobbly pitch disrupted their normal passing style and Buckland deservedly lead 2-0 at hal…
  • Best one liner of week award goes to @eric_plant . Excellent.
  • Just a mere 63 pts off the lead. Pathetic performance, even Southend and Bolton aren't that far behind and I cant even blame a points deduction for going into administration (although when I look at the bank account, I do sometimes wonder how far of…
  • Duckenfield was found not guilty of manslaughter today. Obviously we must trust the judgement of the jury who have heard the full evidence. I feel for the families of the victims denied the comfort of seeing someone in jail paying for the death o…
  • @YorkExile Scoring system for draws is Predict a 1-1 draw- any draw other than 1-1 gets 6pts 1-1 draw gets 8 Pts Predict any other draw (say 2-2) - if result is correct (2-2) 9pts, if draw but not 1-1 (say 0-0) 7pts, if 1-1 6pts. Aim was to …
  • Loads of people predicted a draw, some perhaps more in hope than expectation. What do i know. I am bloody hopeless at this. Still desperately close in our league, no overwhelming five point leads here.......... A couple of weeks off now befor…
  • @Right_in_the_Middle said: For me the reintroduction of Curtis in to the midfield is a major reason for our defensive showing. No fish pun No trout about it............ Perhaps the most encouraging thing about this team is that …
    in Our back 5 Comment by DevC November 27
  • A bit more background on Wimbledon's situation here https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/fans-fear-for-future-of-afc-wimbledon-as-club-face-11m-shortfall-to-build-new-stadium-a4296711.html From here hard to see what choice they have.
  • Not sure anyone in the stadium could have known what on earth was going on....
  • Not a single shot on target at home. Got to feel sorry for Ipswich fans having to watch that every week.
  • Yes indeed, they have replaced the rickety old stand along the side (which was just about to be condemned) and put a roof and some banking into the away area. I haven't been since it was done but I imagine its quite a nice looking ground now, the o…
  • Interestingly (ish) Exeter were discussing this at their trust AGM last week. https://www.exetercityfc.co.uk/news/2019/november/chairman-agm/ Worth a read for context. the apparent preferred option feels a little like Hayes's idea for a new s…
  • Until twelve months ago the club board (under the ownership of the trust), consisted of Andrew Howard, an experienced sports team and fundraising expert, Ivor Beeks, love him or loathe him highly experienced in running lower league football clubs, …
  • Ah. Assumed he lived down south now what with him being a one chub man. Tough game tonight but with Bloomfield's knowledge and background, hopefully we can container them.
  • Matt Bloomfield hasn't lived in Felixstowe for at least about twenty years. Surely that is now a bit of a red herring.
  • Not sure what makes someone a "professional" in this context @mooneyman . Not sure the implied slur is justified. The trust going forward seems to me to have four functions 1) to provide two directors to the football club board and hold these t…
  • @EwanHoosaami , I normally see you as one Of the more sensible posters so in truth I am struggling to understand what you don’t get here. To illustrate the point, not sure if you saw the Palace - Liverpool highlights. With the score 0-0 palace f…
  • I think @chairboyscentral is probably right. If the club went up, income would instantly rise by £5m. How much of that money should club spend on salaries to compete (but how would they be paid if on two year contracts and we went back down), how…