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Title: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, April 20, 2013, 18:20:07
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2307500/Jose-Mourinho-gives-Mexican-fan-Abel-Rodriguez-job-Real-Madrid-backroom-staff-finding-sitting-snow-outside-training-ground.html


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: leefer on Saturday, April 20, 2013, 20:11:17
The minutes applause at todays match with the names being read out of those sadly departed.

And i noted Stevenage fans responded brilliantly also......i would say that was right for football today.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Saturday, April 20, 2013, 20:19:41
Who read out the names?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Saturday, April 20, 2013, 20:31:43
Tannoy announcer wasnt it?

Bit surreal knowing two people on that list,

RIP


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Abrahammer on Saturday, April 20, 2013, 20:35:27
They fucked it right up, the tannoy in the DRS is so shit you couldn't hear the names being read out.

Previous seasons its been a minutes silence whilst the names are read out, much more appropriate that way.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: leefer on Sunday, April 21, 2013, 09:57:13
They fucked it right up, the tannoy in the DRS is so shit you couldn't hear the names being read out.

Previous seasons its been a minutes silence whilst the names are read out, much more appropriate that way.

Have to agree...though still nice applause never the less.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, April 21, 2013, 16:49:37
They fucked it right up, the tannoy in the DRS is so shit you couldn't hear the names being read out.

Previous seasons its been a minutes silence whilst the names are read out, much more appropriate that way.

I thought it had been applause for the last few years, I remember a big cheer going up last season when Paolo's parents names were read out.

That said, you are right about the tannoy in the DRS, couldn't hear any of the names yesterday which was a shame.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Sunday, April 21, 2013, 17:54:30
I thought they used to read the names out then did the clap. Couldn't hear a thing in the DRS this year.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: A Gent Orange on Sunday, April 21, 2013, 21:31:09
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2307500/Jose-Mourinho-gives-Mexican-fan-Abel-Rodriguez-job-Real-Madrid-backroom-staff-finding-sitting-snow-outside-training-ground.html

Interestingly he was on 5Live and told a slightly different version - that he had plenty of money (he used to have a somewhat high-powered job but quit to be at home) and only hadn't booked rooms etc because he was waiting to see if he could get a ticket before spending more time in Madrid. Rightly he seemed a bit brassed of at being portrayed in this way...

Jose still comes out of it well.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 07:23:03
http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/world-of-sport/swedish-footballer-rewards-club-one-traveling-supporter-match-001140160.html


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Sippo on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 07:36:52
I hope they had enough police and stewards. He looks bit of a nutter.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: RWB Robin on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 09:49:11
The work of the Community Trusts....at all 92 clubs. Really excellent work being done, largely unsung.  Was at a brilliant fund-raising evening last Friday in the Legends which raised £3.5k for the Girls Development Squad to play in the Gothis Cup in Sweden, and tomorrow there's another event in the Sponsors' Lounge for the Zambia Link.  It's community development work at its best.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: BruceChatwin on Sunday, May 19, 2013, 14:49:32
Congratulations Yeovil.

Great example amidst all the pessimism of what can still be achieved on a reduced budget in this league.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, May 19, 2013, 17:29:12
Bet Andy Williams, although a little richer than he would be, is a little bit gutted that his former club have gone up a year after he moved on.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Honkytonk on Sunday, May 19, 2013, 18:18:27
Bet Andy Williams, although a little richer than he would be, is a little bit gutted that his former club have gone up a year after he moved on.

Hopefully it'll encourage him to hit the back of the net more next season.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: kerry red on Sunday, May 19, 2013, 18:59:46
 :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Saturday, May 25, 2013, 20:28:54
Jurgen Klopp


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Saturday, May 25, 2013, 20:29:50
And Borussia Dortmund fans


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: hobnob on Saturday, May 25, 2013, 20:41:00
Something very RIGHT about red beating yellow in Chumps League Final I would say!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Honkytonk on Saturday, May 25, 2013, 21:54:15
Jurgen Klopp
And Borussia Dortmund fans

Too right. Great team. Had a couple of Dortmunders in the pub yesterday for lunch, they'd come a couple of days early for the match (allowed as paid leave by their bosses at the IT firm they work at!). Was nice to have a chat with them in their native language, they seemed quite surprised not only that I'd guessed who they were, but that some tiny pub in the middle of the countryside had people who could speak German!

They tipped well too...

Something very RIGHT about red beating yellow in Chumps League Final I would say!

Gives you a warm feeling doesn't it? That would be a weird alternate universe though...


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Langers on Sunday, May 26, 2013, 08:30:31
Was nice to have a chat with them in their native language, they seemed quite surprised not only that I'd guessed who they were, but that some tiny pub in the middle of the countryside had people who could speak German!

I'm learning German at the moment, it's bloody difficult. The vocab is fine but the grammar is a nightmare!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Crispy on Sunday, May 26, 2013, 08:45:14
Echo Dortmund. They're brilliant. Was in London yesterday, Traf Sq. on the piss and they were loving us English fans there, teaching us the songs, letting off smoke bombs and loving it. Group of Munich fans walked past and Dortmund started throwing full cans of beer at them - Not in a violent way, and started singing in German as I was told 'Come and Drink with us Munich' to the tune of 'We are the red and white army'

Was an amazing site.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, May 26, 2013, 09:18:05
A lot is said about which league is better but I went to Hamburger SV vs. VfL Wolfsburg a few weeks ago and the whole 'matchday experience' was, in my opinion, infinitely better than our Premier League equivalent (it's unfair to compare it to the lower leagues).

* Makeshift bars providing cheap drink
* Ticket scanned just before entering the ground and everyone is swiftly searched by stewards.
* Police seemed to be in a couple of large groups outside the stadium site but I didn't see a copper in the ground.
* You could enter the ground at any turnstile and have a walk around.
* A lovely terrace behind the goal (away terracing is located in the corner at the opposite side. Very small, created a decent atmosphere - we could have easily simply joined the Wolfsburg fans if we wanted to)

The Imtech Arena has the hallmarks of what should have been considered a 'plastic stadium' yet still manages to pull it off.

[url width=900 height=379]http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Hamburger_zps8c705f2c.jpg[/url]


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Sunday, May 26, 2013, 10:27:08
You can drink beer watching the game aswell cant you?


Title: Re: Re: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: herthab on Sunday, May 26, 2013, 10:32:57
You can drink beer watching the game aswell cant you?
Read it again numbnuts.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Sunday, May 26, 2013, 10:37:50
Read it again numbnuts.

Doesnt say about whilst in your seat during the game ;)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, May 26, 2013, 11:11:55
You can drink beer watching the game aswell cant you?

Drink and smoke.

Also, plenty of away fans in full colours dotted around the ground not holding back when Wolfsburg scored too. Nobody cared.


Title: Re: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, May 26, 2013, 11:17:37
I read that a season ticket at Frankfur(I think) costs little over £100.

Considering a trip to Berlin later this year and will definitely plan to see a game, Bundesliga or otherwise


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Sunday, May 26, 2013, 12:46:22
So you can create a good atmosphere at wembley then?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Friday, June 7, 2013, 13:20:18
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/video/sport/football/4957691/Hilarious-wind-assisted-goal-baffles-defence.html


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, July 18, 2013, 11:14:25
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23288211


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Chubbs on Thursday, July 18, 2013, 11:48:26
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2368312/Chelsea-refund-Indonesian-fans-ripped-meet-players.html
fair play to chelsea


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 20, 2013, 07:21:37
Stoke offering free away travel to fans for the entire season.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Dozno9 on Thursday, July 25, 2013, 10:04:41
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-23443565

Good on Madrid I say.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Honkytonk on Thursday, July 25, 2013, 10:19:38
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-23443565

Good on Madrid I say.

Sensible idea, saves the law suit.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: sonicyouth on Thursday, July 25, 2013, 11:04:59
Why didn't he duck?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, September 5, 2013, 16:38:52
http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2013/sep/05/harry-redknapp-played-fan-west-ham

Apart from the Joey Beauchamp bits, obv.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, September 6, 2013, 08:31:28
"There were no left-footed wingers before Beckham."

Beckham wasn't left-footed either, Joey you fucking Joey.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Monday, October 21, 2013, 12:24:11
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-24601248

Didn't much like him as a player, not sure why really. But a nice touch none the less.

I'm still not sure why the father didn't disown her for getting married in the football season though.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: 4D on Monday, October 21, 2013, 12:28:12
I didn't recognise him


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 20:02:29
http://www.viplivesports.eu/sports/football/180867/1/benfica-lisbon-vs-olympiacos-piraeus-live-stream-online.html

Water-logged pitch. Pure comedy gold.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Monday, November 11, 2013, 22:41:04
Could have gone in either thread but made me smile so here it is:

http://www.wsc.co.uk/forum-index/27-football/852607-mascots-observing-minutes-silences


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Munichred on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 15:01:43
Barcelona have renewed their shirt deal with UNICEF. They receive £1.25m a year. UNICEF that is :-)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Chubbs on Thursday, December 19, 2013, 20:36:54
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2525247/Watch-Ajax-sign-chronically-ill-year-old-fan-Jay-Jay-Willems-Eredivisie-debut-heartwarming-video.html


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 11:23:51
http://imgur.com/a/Zx5ci

Boca's new retro home kit. That's bloody gorgeous.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 12:13:06
http://imgur.com/a/Zx5ci

Boca's new retro home kit. That's bloody gorgeous.

It looks,like a giraffe that's collapsed to me.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bewster on Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 12:16:49
It looks,like a giraffe that's collapsed to me.

Yes, I like those blue giraffes you get  ;D


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, January 6, 2014, 14:21:30
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/25620878


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Honkytonk on Monday, January 6, 2014, 14:34:35
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/25620878

Bournemouth fans in not all being twats shocker. Who'da thunk it?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: suttonred on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 12:50:55
Wasn't sure where to put this, but where the hell did he go?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/scotland/25617469


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: fuzzy on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 15:13:33
Wasn't sure where to put this, but where the hell did he go?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/scotland/25617469

Simple- he is sitting on the barrier to get a better view and his celebration helps him leap off, landing on his feet behind the crowd in front  :sherlock:


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: suttonred on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 15:41:39
Being used to the Town end I hadn't thought of that.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: kerry red on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 16:10:40
Simple- he is sitting on the barrier to get a better view and his celebration helps him leap off, landing on his feet behind the crowd in front  :sherlock:

Could do with making a few more sweaties disappear


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 16:25:24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45ulMh-Ihyc#t=252


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, January 30, 2014, 20:12:14
http://metro.co.uk/2014/01/30/lazio-man-hernanes-cries-in-front-of-fans-ahead-of-inter-milan-move-4284377/


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, January 30, 2014, 22:07:08
Fucking poof


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Honkytonk on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 11:22:41
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26126154

Not a massive surprise that some female football players may well be Lesbians, but it's a step forwards nonetheless.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 12:20:23
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26126154

Not a massive surprise that some female football players may well be Lesbians, but it's a step forwards nonetheless.

I would have been more surprised if a female footballer stepped forward and said she wasn't gay. (oops  :D)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 16:43:27
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxM_YJdABIU


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 17:02:20
Bristol City installing some safe seating. Fair play to them.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 17:53:16
Bristol City installing some safe seating. Fair play to them.

So they should. The seating in the away end always stuck me as being unsafe - no backs, and very cramped together.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, February 15, 2014, 10:07:26
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJAg_TNTArI


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: JanTheMan on Saturday, February 15, 2014, 13:15:27
So they should. The seating in the away end always stuck me as being unsafe - no backs, and very cramped together.

This is why I still rate city's away end as one of the best. It's like a standing terrace with decent noise from a low roof. Looking forward to 15th march.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 17:24:52
40 metre freekicks (that's 43 yards in old money for you OAPs):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK58AssP9tc


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Honkytonk on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 18:42:36
40 metre freekicks (that's 43 yards in old money for you OAPs):

Gif for those who can't be arsed to click (lazy fuckers)
(http://i.imgur.com/MIev8C0.gif)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 19:17:47
Looks better from that angle, from the side it looks more like the keeper fucks up but with the swing on the flight of that ball its almost unstoppable.


Title: Re:
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 19:44:37
Why does that gif work in Tapatalk but the Kaley Cuoco one doesn't? FML


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 20:01:19
Why does that gif work in Tapatalk but the Kaley Cuoco one doesn't? FML

The Kaley Cuoco one was from a odd website, wasn't imgur. I'd imagine that's why.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Local_Dan on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 23:02:57
Best thing about that Gif, is the bloke's celebration.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 14:13:25
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/watch-leyton-orient-fan-forced-3178598


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 19:07:39
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/watch-leyton-orient-fan-forced-3178598

:)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 20:04:27
Some people do honour their bets then. unlike certain people on here...


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 16:36:44
I like reading stuff like this

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/26351353

I saw Tom Finney was buried today, a lot of people saying he would have been as good as Messi/Ronaldo back then. I guess everyone on here is too young to have seen him, Reg?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Sippo on Saturday, March 1, 2014, 16:37:12
Not necessarily good but Pardew head butting or trying to head butt a Hull player. Made me smile!


Title: Re: Re: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 1, 2014, 17:16:46
Not necessarily good but Pardew head butting or trying to head butt a Hull player. Made me smile!
how can that be bad!?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, March 1, 2014, 17:23:09
I like reading stuff like this

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/26351353

I saw Tom Finney was buried today, a lot of people saying he would have been as good as Messi/Ronaldo back then. I guess everyone on here is too young to have seen him, Reg?

Just before my time, I remember Stanley Matthews turning out in his last season or so aged about 50.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 21:54:29
Peterborough losing again. Keeping things interesting for us.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: janaage on Monday, March 10, 2014, 20:54:24
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26522196

Fair play to the bloke, wish there was more of this kind of thing in the game.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ardiles on Monday, March 10, 2014, 21:02:15
Would it not have been even more heart warming if he hadn't dived in the first place?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Monday, March 10, 2014, 21:02:16
Well said Jan.

Didn't Owen once do that but the ref gave the penalty anyway? Mind you he since admitted he ived to win penalties for England.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ginginho on Monday, March 10, 2014, 21:08:27
I remember Fowler doing something similar and the penalty being awarded anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ1BodACZkQ


Title: Re:
Post by: Batch on Monday, March 10, 2014, 22:04:22
Owen, fowler, close enough!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: janaage on Monday, March 10, 2014, 23:00:41
Would it not have been even more heart warming if he hadn't dived in the first place?

No I don't think it would. As the fact he went down and decided to fess up makes it more admirable in my eyes. You can almost see how disappointed in himself he is.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: DMR on Monday, March 10, 2014, 23:47:54
Didn't he get banned for racially abusing Micah Richards? Some role model.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, March 30, 2014, 10:32:14
Fair play to Wolves taking 8,943 to that souless stadium at MKD yesterday, fantastic turn out.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: @mwooly63 on Sunday, March 30, 2014, 13:52:01
Fair play to Wolves taking 8,943 to that souless stadium at MKD yesterday, fantastic turn out.

Esp when they only had 8800.tickets

Doubt will ever be a bigger att there fir a league game


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Sunday, March 30, 2014, 14:52:29
Esp when they only had 8800.tickets

Doubt will ever be a bigger att there fir a league game
Well they certainly ain't going to fill it with their club stealing wankers 


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, March 30, 2014, 17:07:17
Well they certainly ain't going to fill it with their club stealing wankers 

Regrettably, they might. The club stealing wankers have one of the best community policies in the league and put some serious efforts into getting the next generation into the ground.

Doesn't excuse the club stealing wankerdom, but it's noteworthy.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Sippo on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 21:05:30
Opponent saves a players life after he was choking on his own tongue.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26838613


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 21:34:05
Well this is only amusing if you follow the Hibees

http://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/sport/other-sport/video-hearts-are-going-bust-leigh-griffiths-leads-chant-before-edinburgh-derby-1.294760

Never a dull moment with Leigh Griffiths


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 09:16:19
Well this is only amusing if you follow the Hibees

http://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/sport/other-sport/video-hearts-are-going-bust-leigh-griffiths-leads-chant-before-edinburgh-derby-1.294760

Never a dull moment with Leigh Griffiths

Hibs have a history of players who do idiotic things. Pretty sure Gary O'Connor and Derek Riordan from the top of my head have previous.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, April 3, 2014, 16:59:44
Chris Kamara, 4 years ago today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA8f0tAD3vA

Also, on 44secs, there's a pretty great scoreline in League One :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Honkytonk on Thursday, April 3, 2014, 17:05:48
"I don't know Geoff, has there?"

"I saw him go off but I thought they were bringing a Sub on Geoff!"

Classic Kammy...


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: janaage on Thursday, April 3, 2014, 17:07:58
Hibs have a history of players who do idiotic things. Pretty sure Gary O'Connor and Derek Riordan from the top of my head have previous.

Idiotic things? Singing about the potential demise of a local rival? Who cares, it's about football, not life or death.

Fair play to Leigh Griffiths, a life long hi-bee, professional footballer, who hasn't forgotten his roots. Good on him.

That said Hibs are a disgrace ATM, awful team.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, April 3, 2014, 17:23:36
I presume Bob was referring to his numerous run ins with law. Assault, shoplifting, racist tweets, etc


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: janaage on Thursday, April 3, 2014, 17:28:27
Fair enough, can't we concentrate on his good attributes, like the semi final screamer and his choice of songs though? Always focus on the negative those jambos ;-)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, April 3, 2014, 17:34:10
Fair enough, can't we concentrate on his good attributes, like the semi final screamer and his choice of songs though? Always focus on the negative those jambos ;-)

And lots of negatives to focus on too Jan!

Hibs will miss Hearts next season as well with crowds dwindling at ER. Not good for football in Edinburgh at the moment!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: janaage on Thursday, April 3, 2014, 17:52:19
And lots of negatives to focus on too Jan!

Hibs will miss Hearts next season as well with crowds dwindling at ER. Not good for football in Edinburgh at the moment!

Good chance that Hibs could go down at this rate. Pat's not changed much results wise since taking over.  So the Embra derby could still be on next year. Would be the most interesting division in Scotland next year if that did happen.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 11:21:29
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26966304

He sounds like a sensible PDC, or at least one who knows how to deal with people.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Power to people on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 11:30:59
Probably a good place to mention it but I noticed that the vote for the Hull name change was passed with 63% against, so that means that there was 37% at the FA / FL meeting that were happy for Hull to be allowed to change their name, that in itself is worrying.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 19:14:45
Of the 5000 Hull season ticket holders balloted, 2,565 voted for the change, 48 less voted against. That's more worrying.

Though in fairness 9000 couldn't be fucked to vote, so it only a majority in a union strike ballot sense ;)

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/hull-name-change-season-ticket-holders-narrowly-vote-in-favour-of-hull-city-tigers-despite-low-turnout-9245530.html


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: 4D on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 19:17:50
Most shocking is that they only have 5000 season ticket holders.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: kerry red on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 19:20:41
They actually have 15,000 but only 5000 replied.

Remember going to their old place, first game of the season and we gave a debut to Shay Given.

They've certainly gone places.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 19:23:31
Wasn't it Hull that once pretty much had the gates to their ground locked due to their debt situation, or is my Saint and Greavsie memory playing tricks.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 23:35:13
Wasn't it Hull that once pretty much had the gates to their ground locked due to their debt situation, or is my Saint and Greavsie memory playing tricks.

Middlesboro did....they had to play the first game of the season at Victoria Road, Hartlepool.  They had a team full of Garys, + Melksahm's finest Archie Stephens....might have had Bruce Rioch as manager.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: dalumpimunki on Friday, April 11, 2014, 07:59:06
Of the 5000 Hull season ticket holders balloted, 2,565 voted for the change, 48 less voted against. That's more worrying.

Though in fairness 9000 couldn't be fucked to vote, so it only a majority in a union strike ballot sense ;)

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/hull-name-change-season-ticket-holders-narrowly-vote-in-favour-of-hull-city-tigers-despite-low-turnout-9245530.html

No, that's a majority in the "every election or other vote you've ever participated in, and the vast majority of all democratic processes" sense.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: london_red on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 09:58:06
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/fulham-so-grateful-to-faithful-fans-the-players-have-been-calling-them-to-say-thanks-for-renewing-their-season-tickets-9262694.html


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:08:12
No, that's a majority in the "every election or other vote you've ever participated in, and the vast majority of all democratic processes" sense.

It is but the raw figures don't tell the full story. The question asked was hardly neutral - there was a huge implicit threat (something like "Do you want to change the name and have the owners stay and continue to invest the money required to keep the club afloat?") - and the poll was boycotted by the major fans' group against the change, hence the low turnout. And even then, the vote was more or less 50-50.


Title: Re:
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, April 17, 2014, 19:15:05
http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/27072837?SThisEM


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 16:14:49
Wasn't aware just how close to going into non-league Bristol Rovers are. How amusing.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 16:28:53
Poor ol' Bristol Rovers might get away days to Eastleigh or even North Ferriby United.

(http://img.izismile.com/img/img6/20130228/1000/where_every_day_abbreviations_actually_come_from_10.gif)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: 4D on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 16:50:04
Ooh. Makes Wycombe away an interesting game.


Title: Re:
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 17:25:15
I'd love it if they do an Oxford, love it.

But not as much as when Oxford did it


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 17:53:55
Ooh. Makes Wycombe away an interesting game.

Hopefully the Wycombe keeper doesn't throw one in like he did yesterday


Title: Re:
Post by: herthab on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 19:34:40
Chelsea losing at home to Sunderland. I know there's a few Liverpool haters but I hope they win the title. Spent a fraction of what City and Chelsea have and play decent, exciting football.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 19:43:13
Chelsea losing at home to Sunderland. I know there's a few Liverpool haters but I hope they win the title. Spent a fraction of what City and Chelsea have and play decent, exciting football.

Agreed.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 19:46:16
Chelsea losing at home to Sunderland. I know there's a few Liverpool haters but I hope they win the title. Spent a fraction of what City and Chelsea have and play decent, exciting football.

If you think Man Utd fans are bad winners, just wait until those unbearable scousers win the league again. They will make the mancs look like the most humble fans in the world.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 19:48:13
If you think Man Utd fans are bad winners, just wait until those unbearable scousers win the league again. They will make the mancs look like the most humble fans in the world.

You mean the 'sporting' Liverpool fans that were booing every touch Man City players had of the ball in last weeks match.


Title: Re: Re: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: herthab on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 19:52:21
If you think Man Utd fans are bad winners, just wait until those unbearable scousers win the league again. They will make the mancs look like the most humble fans in the world.
I remember when Liverpool were dominant and don't remember their fans being any more, or less, cuntish than united fans.


Title: Re: Re: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: herthab on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 19:53:29
You mean the 'sporting' Liverpool fans that were booing every touch Man City players had of the ball in last weeks match.
what? Booing the opposition? Whatever next!?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 20:57:43
I remember when Liverpool were dominant and don't remember their fans being any more, or less, cuntish than united fans.

I remember it all too well also, far be it for me to suggest that the time has taken the edge of it for you but my recollection if that time is that they were far worse than the Mancs & Chelsea combined.

I couldn't stand them then, and the time hasn't made me any more favourable towards them.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: 4D on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 22:01:01
Same for me Posh  :(


Title: Re: Re: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Only Me on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 22:02:20
Same for me Posh  :(
And me.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 22:47:04
Same can't stand Liverpool or their fans, they seem to have this complex that the world owes them something and they are always the victim. That whole Suarez and the t-shirts to support him the other year was just embarrassing!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Honkytonk on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 23:01:45
Same can't stand Liverpool or their fans, they seem to have this complex that the world owes them something and they are always the victim. That whole Suarez and the t-shirts to support him the other year was just embarrassing!

I remember a Liverpool fan I know going 'He may be a mad racist, but he's OUR mad racist!'.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 23:09:39
I remember a Liverpool fan I know going 'He may be a mad racist, but he's OUR mad racist!'.
Unfortunately that kind of sums them up, they are a bit of a closed shop some of them will probably support Suarez against England at the World Cup.
As much as a tragedy as Hillsborough it does grate how they present themselves as this angelic set of supporters, they do like to gloss over the fact they effectively killed 39 Juventus fans at Heysal only a couple of years earlier and got English clubs banned from Europe for 6 years.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: 4D on Sunday, April 20, 2014, 00:06:27
I would rather Oxford win the premier league than Liverpool. Don't get me wrong, great club, great support but it's the fawning bollocks that goes with it that pisses me off.

Edit. I have had a few beers, so please ignore that first sentence


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Quagmire on Sunday, April 20, 2014, 00:40:02
I would rather Oxford win the premier league than Liverpool.

Edit. I have had a few beers, so please ignore that first sentence
You have posted some shit in your time, including pretty much ruining the forum on your own with you stupid questions, but that sentence is the worst you have ever posted, pissed or not.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: suttonred on Sunday, April 20, 2014, 00:59:48
Chelsea losing at home to Sunderland. I know there's a few Liverpool haters but I hope they win the title. Spent a fraction of what City and Chelsea have and play decent, exciting football.

What was it? a 90 million deficit last 12 months I read. Wonderful.. they should be applauded.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: 4D on Sunday, April 20, 2014, 01:25:56
You have posted some shit in your time, including pretty much ruining the forum on your own with you stupid questions, but that sentence is the worst you have ever posted, pissed or not.

And you obviously haven't posted enough. Please continue


Title: Re:
Post by: herthab on Sunday, April 20, 2014, 06:28:55
Ouch! Obviously touched a nerve with some on here. Still stand by my post that Liverpool winning the league will be good. I don't know many Liverpool fans and those I do are just typical prem 'armchair' fans. I haven't seen any air of superiority from them. I'm sure they've got an idiot minority,  just like all clubs including ours.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, April 20, 2014, 07:00:32
I couldn't care less who wins it, but one has to admire the job that Brendan wassisface has done.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Quagmire on Sunday, April 20, 2014, 07:19:56
The majority of premier league fans are the same, whether it's Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea or any other of the top teams, they all seem to think they have a gods given right to win.
Personally as a neutral, I'd like to see Liverpool win it because they have a British manager, with 5 or 6 English players starting every week. Unfortunately we don't see that enough any more.


Title: Re:
Post by: horlock07 on Sunday, April 20, 2014, 10:20:58
After yesterday's 'performance' as long as chelsea don't win the title not that bothered who does.  At this rate could only be the kit man in the dug out for the next game.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: kerry red on Sunday, April 20, 2014, 10:54:15
Neither was Tottenham's - but they aren't in contention.

The truth is that if any team/teams who dominate football over a period of time become hated by supporters of the other teams.

Bit of an English trait, I reckon - nobody likes continued success

Everyone was willing Citeh on when they won it cos they weren't Man U or Chelsea - they are now falling out of favour a bit and Liverpool are seen as the underdogs.

If they go on to challenge year after year they, too, will become hated.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Honkytonk on Sunday, April 20, 2014, 11:06:22
The simple solution to the underdog problem is to promote a randomly generated lower league team to the Premiership each year and give them 60 points to start with. They'll lose week in week out, but if they get 30pts. by seasons end they'll win the league. Then they go back to the league they started in and another team is randomly assigned.

Fucking chase that you overspending PL cunts.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: kerry red on Sunday, April 20, 2014, 11:11:50
You could be on to something there.

Make the PL a handicap with teams getting a number of points to start the season and the top clubs starting from scratch.

I can see that getting the thumbs up alright!   :1st:


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, April 20, 2014, 11:38:16
I couldn't care less who wins it, but one has to admire the job that Brendan wassisface has done.

Very true, I was gutted when they appointed him because he is a first rate manager.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Sunday, April 20, 2014, 13:01:18
Congrats to Liverpool on the title then. Doubt very much they will lose it now.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: reeves4england on Sunday, April 20, 2014, 13:56:44
A draw against Chelsea and its theirs. Even if they lose that one I'd be surprised to see them slip up from here.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: fuzzy on Sunday, April 20, 2014, 21:53:13
Premier League?

All a bit meh really


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 07:48:02
I like the Hartlepool tradition of dressing up for the final away game of the season. This years effort was thunderbirds, which looks spectacular. Imagine if a larger club did that and you had several thousand Batman's or similar. That's what football is all about.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: RedRag on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 08:20:38
The simple solution to the underdog problem is to promote a randomly generated lower league team to the Premiership each year and give them 60 points to start with. They'll lose week in week out, but if they get 30pts. by seasons end they'll win the league. Then they go back to the league they started in and another team is randomly assigned.

Fucking chase that you overspending PL cunts.

4D would like that idea - even if the Pox won it


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: 4D on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 14:39:39
I can't see that happening  :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: jutty274 on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 15:09:33
A draw against Chelsea and its theirs. Even if they lose that one I'd be surprised to see them slip up from here.
It is out of Liverpools hands now, if man city win today & their game in hand then they go top on goal difference ( i didn't know that but my son just told me )


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: BruceChatwin on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 15:19:15
(http://i.imgur.com/UPpc9EY.gif)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 15:27:39
I like the Hartlepool tradition of dressing up for the final away game of the season. This years effort was thunderbirds, which looks spectacular. Imagine if a larger club did that and you had several thousand Batman's or similar. That's what football is all about.

Football is about going to away games dressed as Batman?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Samdy Gray on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 15:29:25
Didn't you get the memo?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 15:36:06
It is out of Liverpools hands now, if man city win today & their game in hand then they go top on goal difference ( i didn't know that but my son just told me )
So, in that case, Liverpool would need to better Man City's goal difference. Meaning it's not out of their hands at all. But they have cocked up.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: janaage on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 15:38:29
City have Everton away, Liverpool, unfortunately, still have a great chance of winning the title. That said great seeing Gerrard hand Chelsea a goal today.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 15:57:39
Didn't you get the memo?

Clearly not.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 16:17:35
Hearts despite being relegated this season again owning hibs in the derbies! :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: janaage on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 16:52:26
Anyone would 'own' Hibs this season. Worst team in the SPL by far.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 16:58:56
James Collins has made the step up well i thought

Chortle


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: janaage on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 17:02:45
Missed an absolute sitter today, by miss I mean he actually missed the ball, from about 6 yards out, useless bastard.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 17:06:16
Missed an absolute sitter today, by miss I mean he actually missed the ball, from about 6 yards out, useless bastard.

Tans likes this!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: DMR on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 17:11:34
So, in that case, Liverpool would need to better Man City's goal difference. Meaning it's not out of their hands at all. But they have cocked up.

If City win their game in hand they will be at least 9 goals better off with 2 games to play.

I'm not sure how this can be construed as in Liverpools hands but each to their own.
 


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 17:25:46
If City win their game in hand they will be at least 9 goals better off with 2 games to play.

I'm not sure how this can be construed as in Liverpools hands but each to their own.
 
Yeah, it's not really is it? I think I might have meant "not completely out of their hands" but I suspect I may just have fucked up. Afternoon drinking really doesn't agree with me any more :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, April 28, 2014, 09:31:29
Anyone would 'own' Hibs this season. Worst team in the SPL by far.

Can Hibs get relegated Jan?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, April 28, 2014, 09:46:12
They are trying there best to get in that new playoff thing with the 2nd placed team from Div 1


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Chubbs on Monday, May 5, 2014, 10:09:10
These are a nice touch
http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11833/9296578/transfer-news-barcelona-bound-marc-andre-ter-stegen-says-goodbye-to-monchengladbach

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2619620/Robert-Lewandowski-bids-emotional-farewell-Borussia-Dortmund-fans-summer-Bayern-Munich.html

Don't remember Ashley Cole getting this kind of reception when he went to Chelsea :-)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Quagmire on Monday, May 5, 2014, 17:50:24
Can't seem to upload it, but there is a photo doing the rounds on twitter of a semi pro club's team manager in Northern Ireland giving his cup final winners medal to a disabled lad in the crowd - nice touch.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Saturday, May 17, 2014, 17:02:14
Alexis Sanchez's goal for Barca against Atletico.  Wow!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Saturday, May 17, 2014, 17:27:19
Arsenal and Hull fans applauding for a minute on 56 minutes in memory of the victims of the Bradford fire.


Title: Re: Re: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Saturday, May 17, 2014, 18:07:33
Arsenal and Hull fans applauding for a minute on 56 minutes in memory of the victims of the Bradford fire.

Totally agree.... was it an FA led thing or just fans doing it off own back!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, May 17, 2014, 18:36:48
Alexis Sanchez's goal for Barca against Atletico.  Wow!

Good to see Atleti take the title....I love watching Barca play, but they haven't really been quite good enough to deserve winning the league this year.

Kind of summed up by the equaliser being scored by a defender from a corner....Atleti, now can go into next Saturday with nothing to lose.

Another curio is that Atleti, play pretty a much old skool English style 4-4-2. They do have technically good players, but it is pretty much done on graft, physicality and goals from set plays.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Sunday, May 18, 2014, 18:01:30
England U17's have reached their Euro final beating Portugal 2-0.

Scotland play the Dutch in other semi later today.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, May 18, 2014, 18:40:03
England U17's have reached their Euro final beating Portugal 2-0.

Scotland play the Dutch in other semi later today.

One if the lads playing for England was at school with my son, albeit in the year below.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 18:47:10
England U17's are the Euro Champs...winning 4-1 on pens


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, June 27, 2014, 19:47:31
Kammy.

Kammy is what's right with football, for so many reasons. Here's just one of those reasons:

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/worldcup/world-cup-2014-unbelievable-former-footballer-chris-kamara-catches-street-robber-in-brazil-9569079.html


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: jutty274 on Friday, June 27, 2014, 19:50:22
I have just posted that in former players


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, June 27, 2014, 22:17:17
I have just posted that in former players


It doesn't matter. It needs repeating. Because Kammy is amazing.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: brocklesby red on Sunday, June 29, 2014, 10:31:52
I was listening to a radio 5 show recently,the presenter was Dan Walker and he was talking to Neil Lennon. They had a 15 year old Brazilian lad on during the show who was a huge Celtic fan whose ambition when he's 18,is to travel to Scotland to watch his heroes play. Lennon asked Walker to make sure that the BBC kept in touch with the lad and when he makes his trip,he would watch the match with him and to give him a full once in a lifetime Celtic experience. Top bloke


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: JoeMezz on Sunday, June 29, 2014, 23:01:54
Greece going out. Boring side.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Friday, July 4, 2014, 16:19:46
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/28161977


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Friday, July 4, 2014, 16:41:14
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/28161977

Cheers, enjoyed that.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: AldbourneRed on Friday, July 4, 2014, 16:48:45
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/worldcup/algeria-to-donate-9m-world-cup-prize-money-to-people-of-gaza-because-they-need-it-more-than-us-9581338.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/worldcup/algeria-to-donate-9m-world-cup-prize-money-to-people-of-gaza-because-they-need-it-more-than-us-9581338.html)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: janaage on Saturday, July 5, 2014, 15:23:00
http://youtu.be/jjSZ-kBDo2w

Love the way the Argie players and staff sing like fans post matches (they win). Goes to show what it means to them. Can't see certain other teams do this.

Bet they lose today after saying that, hope not as a Holland/Argie semi would probably give me a semi.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: janaage on Saturday, July 5, 2014, 15:54:04
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/worldcup/algeria-to-donate-9m-world-cup-prize-money-to-people-of-gaza-because-they-need-it-more-than-us-9581338.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/worldcup/algeria-to-donate-9m-world-cup-prize-money-to-people-of-gaza-because-they-need-it-more-than-us-9581338.html)


That is a great gesture. Fair play to the Algies.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Hammer on Saturday, July 19, 2014, 21:52:04
In response to the deaths of the two Newcastle United supporters killed in the Ukrainian plane disaster, Sunderland supporters have so far raised over £6,000 to pay for a floral tribute.

I can't imagine the scenario whereby I, or others would do likewise had they been Oxford fans.

Fair play to those on Wearside. :clap:


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Saturday, July 19, 2014, 22:01:36
Up to 14k now i read


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Hammer on Saturday, July 19, 2014, 22:14:31
Up to 14k now i read

Football fans from the North-east are probably the best in the country, except for the fact that they are actually Scottish benefit cheats. If you like blonde, single mums, I suggest a cultural staycation to the Hadrians Wall area may be worth further consideration. Maybe Costanza could elaborate.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 19, 2014, 23:04:16
I can't imagine the scenario whereby I, or others would do likewise had they been Oxford fans.

I don't know, sometimes we realise it is only football and common decency wins out.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 21:51:24
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-28416351

Good gesture from the lad and not the first time he's done something like this.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 22:02:04
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-28416351

Good gesture from the lad and not the first time he's done something like this.

Hadn't spotted another local boy lost to the fold. Son of Adie? How come we didn't nab him from Chippenham?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Friday, August 1, 2014, 22:07:49
(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/76666000/jpg/_76666788_b95879bb-e89a-41ac-92c5-5edca23ac6df.jpg)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Red Frog on Friday, August 1, 2014, 22:27:40
Sooooooo the wrong thread.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Crispy on Monday, August 4, 2014, 16:31:09
http://fpffuk.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/sporting-braga-the-deal-of-a-lifetime/


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, August 14, 2014, 08:41:17
More a "what's right with German football" but still:

The chief executive of the Bundesliga, Christian Seifert, says there would be “a huge shitstorm” if clubs such as Bayern Munich were to start charging as much for tickets as Premier League sides.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/aug/13/bundesliga-premier-league-germany-ticket-prices


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, August 21, 2014, 09:39:54
Coventry moving back to playing in Coventry.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: TheMajorSTFC on Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:16:06
Coventry moving back to playing in Coventry.

Will be making the trip up there again for sure!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Thursday, August 21, 2014, 17:41:01
About time too, though I do quite like Sixfields..


Title: Re: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 18:28:57
Former Liverpool and Leicester keeper Pegguy Arphexad's career post football....

Acting career
After retiring from football, Arphexad went back to the island of Guadeloupe where he pursued an acting career. After a number of rejections he turned to the adult industry and went under the alias of ' the stopper '.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bogus Dave on Thursday, October 2, 2014, 21:03:07
Tonight I went to watch Sparta Prague against Young Boys Berne. A few things:

- My ticket cost about £11.
- Beer cost £1, as did the food (tasty sausage). Both enjoyed from the comfort of my seat
- match day programme cost about 70p
- the prague ultras did not shut up for ninety minutes. Admittedly they did have a drum, but it wasn't beat with the same moronic rhythm to one dull song. Likewise the away fans. And they didn't sing anything to the tune of sloop john b once.
- After the match (which prague won 3-1, scoring one of the best volleys I've seen in the process) the prague players remained on the pitch for a lap of honour. They would line up in front of each stand, and do some kind of synchronised waving, and the crowd would wave back. They did this in front of every stand. When they got to the ultras, the ultras started chanting - the whole ground was bouncing and the players were joining in with the song. This is after a Europa league group game. I've put this on Facebook for those unfortunate to have me on their.

It was undoubtedly the best "match day experience" I have had in a very long time.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Thursday, October 2, 2014, 21:32:33
Tonight I went to watch Sparta Prague against Young Boys Berne. A few things:

- My ticket cost about £11.
- Beer cost £1, as did the food (tasty sausage). Both enjoyed from the comfort of my seat
- match day programme cost about 70p
- the prague ultras did not shut up for ninety minutes. Admittedly they did have a drum, but it wasn't beat with the same moronic rhythm to one dull song. Likewise the away fans. And they didn't sing anything to the tune of sloop john b once.
- After the match (which prague won 3-1, scoring one of the best volleys I've seen in the process) the prague players remained on the pitch for a lap of honour. They would line up in front of each stand, and do some kind of synchronised waving, and the crowd would wave back. They did this in front of every stand. When they got to the ultras, the ultras started chanting - the whole ground was bouncing and the players were joining in with the song. This is after a Europa league group game. I've put this on Facebook for those unfortunate to have me on their.

It was undoubtedly the best "match day experience" I have had in a very long time.

Any way of the rest of us getting to see? Those that are interested, of course..


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, October 3, 2014, 06:51:31
It was undoubtedly the best "match day experience" I have had in a very long time.

You obviously didn't go to Newport  :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Friday, October 3, 2014, 10:26:27
Tonight I went to watch Sparta Prague against Young Boys Berne. A few things:

Do you often go to Europe in search of Young Boys


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Red Frog on Friday, October 3, 2014, 15:23:13
Do you often go to Europe in search of Young Boys

And are you a regular at their Wankdorf stadium?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: mamoo on Friday, October 3, 2014, 16:04:39
Tonight I went to watch Sparta Prague against Young Boys Berne. A few things:

- My ticket cost about £11.
- Beer cost £1, as did the food (tasty sausage). Both enjoyed from the comfort of my seat
- match day programme cost about 70p
- the prague ultras did not shut up for ninety minutes. Admittedly they did have a drum, but it wasn't beat with the same moronic rhythm to one dull song. Likewise the away fans. And they didn't sing anything to the tune of sloop john b once.
- After the match (which prague won 3-1, scoring one of the best volleys I've seen in the process) the prague players remained on the pitch for a lap of honour. They would line up in front of each stand, and do some kind of synchronised waving, and the crowd would wave back. They did this in front of every stand. When they got to the ultras, the ultras started chanting - the whole ground was bouncing and the players were joining in with the song. This is after a Europa league group game. I've put this on Facebook for those unfortunate to have me on their.

It was undoubtedly the best "match day experience" I have had in a very long time.

I was there with some old uni friends a can agree to this, great atmosphere and bloody cheap!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, October 3, 2014, 16:18:53
And are you a regular at their Wankdorf stadium?

It's a toss up, between the Wankdorf or Wankhede....


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Exiled Bob on Friday, October 3, 2014, 18:48:04
Tonight I went to watch Sparta Prague against Young Boys Berne. A few things:

- My ticket cost about £11.
- Beer cost £1, as did the food (tasty sausage). Both enjoyed from the comfort of my seat
- match day programme cost about 70p
- the prague ultras did not shut up for ninety minutes. Admittedly they did have a drum, but it wasn't beat with the same moronic rhythm to one dull song. Likewise the away fans. And they didn't sing anything to the tune of sloop john b once.
- After the match (which prague won 3-1, scoring one of the best volleys I've seen in the process) the prague players remained on the pitch for a lap of honour. They would line up in front of each stand, and do some kind of synchronised waving, and the crowd would wave back. They did this in front of every stand. When they got to the ultras, the ultras started chanting - the whole ground was bouncing and the players were joining in with the song. This is after a Europa league group game. I've put this on Facebook for those unfortunate to have me on their.

It was undoubtedly the best "match day experience" I have had in a very long time.
UK prices are ridiculously high, that's for sure. My local team in France is Angers SCO and I go to see them occasionally. They are in the second division and are comparable to Swindon - ground holds about 17000 and they average 7-8K a game.

The prices range from an incredible 2€ (cheapest kids ticket, 3€ cheapest adult ticket) to 27€.
http://www.angers-sco.fr/billetterie/tarifs

I went to see them play at Rennes last season in the semi final of the cup and it cost me 30€ - which included coach fare from Angers, match ticket and a scarf thrown in for good measure......and the lads that organised it had enough surplus to provide a couple of glasses of punch for everyone on the coach.



Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, October 4, 2014, 08:43:34
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2779640/Julio-Arca-The-former-Premier-League-star-pays-3-50-subs-turn-Willow-Pond-FC-second-division-pub-side.html


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Sunday, October 5, 2014, 07:03:40
http://m.bbc.com/sport/get-inspired/23152583


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ginginho on Sunday, October 5, 2014, 11:23:22
At a family gathering last night, talking to a cousin of mine who's an Ipswich Town fan. He showed me this goal from their under 14's game this week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yrpFSrCfA8


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Sunday, October 5, 2014, 12:03:28
At a family gathering last night, talking to a cousin of mine who's an Ipswich Town fan. He showed me this goal from their under 14's game this week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yrpFSrCfA8

Wow decent.


Title: Re:
Post by: Batch on Sunday, October 5, 2014, 12:12:40
Bloody good goal that


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, October 5, 2014, 14:20:57
Bloody good goal that

Yep,  although I was waiting for someone to shout "Get it Forward" ;)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, October 16, 2014, 21:04:52
(http://www.thepoke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/B0FIA04CQAA8Wjq.png)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, October 16, 2014, 21:19:57
I've always wondered what those social media share buttons on porn sites were for. Now I know.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Boy About Town on Thursday, October 16, 2014, 22:34:45
(http://www.thepoke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/B0FIA04CQAA8Wjq.png)

Leads to a BBW page. Hillarious  ;D


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: axs on Thursday, October 16, 2014, 23:00:44
Leads to a BBW page. Hillarious  ;D

And fake


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, October 17, 2014, 06:56:59
Dele Adebola but he's alright now.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Friday, October 17, 2014, 08:21:40
Millwall doing a third kit, to raise money for Headley Court, where they treat injured servicemen.

The camouflage kit, will be worn in their away match at Brentford.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Friday, October 17, 2014, 09:57:10
Millwall doing a third kit, to raise money for Headley Court, where they treat injured servicemen.

The camouflage kit, will be worn in their away match at Brentford.

For a couple of years some time ago, I was Secretary to the Trustees of Headley Court.  An interesting role.  Headley Court is an amazing place where they do amazing things!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Red Frog on Friday, October 17, 2014, 10:24:36
Millwall doing a third kit, to raise money for Headley Court, where they treat injured servicemen.

The camouflage kit, will be worn in their away match at Brentford.

It's going to be a shock for them, going from camo to camp.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 10:57:44
May have been on here before, apparently they hadn't scored in 5 games so supporters decided to help a bit...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HhA2OQaLt8


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 11:02:33
May have been on here before, apparently they hadn't scored in 5 games so supporters decided to help a bit...

 :nod:

http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=47577.0


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 11:06:01
Suspected as much, never been able to get the serach thing to work on here....


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 11:09:06
Dele Adebola but he's alright now.

Haha. Just seen this. Made me giggle.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 12:10:28
Suspected as much, never been able to get the serach thing to work on here....

Use Google, it's easier. Just start the search with site:thetownend.com.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, October 24, 2014, 11:25:46
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2805608/Former-Aston-Villa-captain-Bulgaria-s-record-cap-holder-Stiliyan-Petrov-returns.html


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 19:55:57
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1I4bWxCEAA-EIg.jpg)

Over 63,000 fans attend the Fortaleza vs Macaé game in the Brazilian 3rd tier on Saturday.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Norfolkred on Thursday, October 30, 2014, 07:08:38
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2805608/Former-Aston-Villa-captain-Bulgaria-s-record-cap-holder-Stiliyan-Petrov-returns.html
Interesting and very moving article - thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, November 3, 2014, 18:41:08
Boom! Pick that one out!

http://gfycat.com/SkeletalDeadDeer


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Monday, November 3, 2014, 20:27:55
Boom! Pick that one out!

http://gfycat.com/SkeletalDeadDeer

Niiiiiice!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: singingiiiffy on Thursday, November 6, 2014, 15:28:28
Use of 3g pitches have been rejected by league 1 and 2 chairmen. Horrible things and the reason behind many injuries that I have suffered. The thompson brothers would need skin graft the amount of slide tackles they do per game.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Thursday, November 6, 2014, 15:39:19
Use of 3g pitches have been rejected by league 1 and 2 chairmen. Horrible things and the reason behind many injuries that I have suffered. The thompson brothers would need skin graft the amount of slide tackles they do per game.

That is good news, at a time where FIFA are talking up plastic pitches, especially with the women's World Cup being played on those pitches in Canada next year.

After seeing some of the game in Andorra, when Wales played there, these 3G pitches should carry health warnings.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, November 6, 2014, 15:39:39
34-34 tied vote, that wasn't exactly a ringing rejection.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: kerry red on Thursday, November 6, 2014, 16:03:14
Reading wanted one to complement their fans


Title: Re:
Post by: Batch on Thursday, November 6, 2014, 17:35:04
Yes! No wanky plastic pitches. Marvellous news.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: kerry red on Friday, November 14, 2014, 20:29:07
Cracking Sweaties v Ireland qualifier on at the moment


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: ghanimah on Saturday, November 15, 2014, 20:27:08
Public pressure works...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2835884/Rapist-Ched-Evans-not-offered-contract-Sheffield-United-club-chiefs-shocked-public-reaction-toxic-former-striker.html


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: janaage on Saturday, November 15, 2014, 23:11:46
Cracking Sweaties v Ireland qualifier on at the moment

Brilliant match that, lovely tempo to it, with a lovely goal to take the three points.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Thursday, November 20, 2014, 20:34:42
Public pressure works...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2835884/Rapist-Ched-Evans-not-offered-contract-Sheffield-United-club-chiefs-shocked-public-reaction-toxic-former-striker.html

They've told Ched not to come and train with them...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/30054475


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: adje on Saturday, December 13, 2014, 15:29:55
Steven Naismith.Superb article in the latest Big Issue.Buy it,read it


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, December 13, 2014, 21:24:00
  Morecambe playing Luton today for the Eric Morecambe Trophy....

  http://www.thebay.co.uk/news/local-news/shrimps-to-play-for-eric-morecambe-trophy/


Title: Re: Re: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, December 15, 2014, 09:13:01
  Morecambe playing Luton today for the Eric Morecambe Trophy....

  http://www.thebay.co.uk/news/local-news/shrimps-to-play-for-eric-morecambe-trophy/
Bizarrely that url on my phone keeps taking me to eBay, not The Bay.... our piss poor local radio up here.

I suspect there was an extra Eric Morecambe theme to the game as it coincided with the re unveiling of the Eric Morecambe statue in Morecambe this week after someone cut him off at the leg earlier this year.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Monday, December 15, 2014, 11:00:37
Naughty naughty.

http://www.football-league.co.uk/news/article/2014/championship-financial-fair-play-season-201314-submissions-2144136.aspx


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, December 15, 2014, 11:04:19
Naughty naughty.

http://www.football-league.co.uk/news/article/2014/championship-financial-fair-play-season-201314-submissions-2144136.aspx
Be very very interesting to see how Shitty fair in the FFP, they must be very close to or over the FFP in our league.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Nemo on Monday, December 15, 2014, 11:21:13
It seems to have a "get out" clause where a new signing earning less than £600k a year doesn't count though? Even in the Championship 11k a week is a top tier salary right?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Monday, December 15, 2014, 13:59:51
Dont know how, but Bournemouth managed to pass this

http://m.bournemouthecho.co.uk/sport/11666847.AFC_Bournemouth__Mostyn_fires_broadside_at_doubters_as_Cherries_comply_with_financial_fair_play/?ref=twtrec


Title: Re: Re: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, December 15, 2014, 14:49:25
Dont know how, but Bournemouth managed to pass this

http://m.bournemouthecho.co.uk/sport/11666847.AFC_Bournemouth__Mostyn_fires_broadside_at_doubters_as_Cherries_comply_with_financial_fair_play/?ref=twtrec
Didn't they get a massive wedge for Lambert or Lallana sell on  - cannot remember which off top of head.

However, whilst I suspect it's poor reporting, I would be a little concerned if our chairman came out and said he was confident and later delighted that we passed the test,  you would hope that club executives would have enough handle on finances to know either way.

How do these things work over three years, i assume a lot of clubs taking a bit of flyer on gaining promotion in that time may panic in couple of years if it doesn't happen?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, December 15, 2014, 14:58:12
Didn't they get a massive wedge for Lambert or Lallana sell on  - cannot remember which off top of head.
£5.75m for Lallana sell on.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2676487/Lallanas-Liverpool-lands-Bournemouth-massive-5-75m-payday.html


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, December 15, 2014, 15:02:30
£5.75m for Lallana sell on.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2676487/Lallanas-Liverpool-lands-Bournemouth-massive-5-75m-payday.html

£ 3 mill for Grabban as well wasn't it?  Was it PdC who wanted him?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, December 15, 2014, 15:13:45
£ 3 mill for Grabban as well wasn't it?  Was it PdC who wanted him?
Correct on both counts.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, December 15, 2014, 15:23:22
Correct on both counts.

I wonder how much they'll get for Ritchie?  :suicide:


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, December 15, 2014, 15:26:47
I wonder how much they'll get for Ritchie?  :suicide:
Although that was obviously tongue in cheek somewhat, I have heard that West Brom are weighing up a £3m+ bid for Matt Richtea in January...as long as Irvine is still manager of course.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, December 15, 2014, 16:10:24
FA making Chesterfield replay their FA Cup 2nd round match with Franchise after fielding an ineligible player.

Ludicrous decision but anything that worsens their fixture congestion can only be a good thing.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Monday, December 15, 2014, 16:23:08
FA making Chesterfield replay their FA Cup 2nd round match with Franchise after fielding an ineligible player.

Ludicrous decision but anything that worsens their fixture congestion can only be a good thing.

My thoughts exactly !!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, December 15, 2014, 16:47:18
FA making Chesterfield replay their FA Cup 2nd round match with Franchise after fielding an ineligible player.

Ludicrous decision but anything that worsens their fixture congestion can only be a good thing.
Thats a fucking joke.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Exiled Bob on Monday, December 15, 2014, 18:12:12
Dont know how, but Bournemouth managed to pass this

http://m.bournemouthecho.co.uk/sport/11666847.AFC_Bournemouth__Mostyn_fires_broadside_at_doubters_as_Cherries_comply_with_financial_fair_play/?ref=twtrec
They obviously came up with some way of "reducing losses" by about £12m in the last couple of months. Presumably from the Lallana sell on clause with the owner making up the difference:

http://www.financialfairplay.co.uk/latest-news/which-championship-clubs-can-expect-to-receive-a-transfer-embargo-

Wonder how Bolton avoided it and Wolves and a few others as well.....




Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Saxondale on Monday, December 15, 2014, 18:21:29
Is it not as simple as a massive loan going in to bring the loss down?  More in hock to the owner?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: kerry red on Monday, December 15, 2014, 18:50:57
I always thought it had to be based on a club's income - money simply injected by an owner is not allowed.

Obviously, clubs have creative accountants to channel such money into a legitimate scheme


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Saxondale on Monday, December 15, 2014, 19:25:34
I figured thats the only way 'muff got away with it.  Smaller crowd than us, cheaper tickets and yet the squad they went up with was 10 players larger, with players who's reputations certainly suggested higher wages than ours and they weren't relying on loans.

8 mil extra 'income' in the shape of a loan makes it possible to pay decent wages for players.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: RobertT on Monday, December 15, 2014, 19:32:24
Owners can plug £5m of a total £8m loss I think.  So add in the transfer fees and you'll be easily there for Bournemouth.  Slightly tougher next time around though I'd guess, without selling anyone.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, December 15, 2014, 20:20:38
Apparently he is going in Celebrity Big Brother next month, fame is easily attainable these days



Title: Re:
Post by: Batch on Monday, December 15, 2014, 20:33:43
What the hell is a Wealdstone Raider?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Saxondale on Monday, December 15, 2014, 20:35:25
Sounds like a type of Dildo.


Title: Re:
Post by: @mwooly63 on Monday, December 15, 2014, 20:40:19
What the hell is a Wealdstone Raider?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAhEFuq62-I

Fucking bloke is all over twitter, some of the vines are quite funny


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Monday, December 15, 2014, 20:43:47
Oh right, someone pretending to be a prick.

I think I'm getting old. Bah humbug.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: ghanimah on Monday, December 15, 2014, 20:54:51
Oh right, someone pretending to be a prick.

I think I'm getting old. Bah humbug.

He's got a Christmas song out apparently

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4hq2gw9PpGM


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Monday, December 15, 2014, 21:31:38
That is proper shit, but at least its for charity.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 09:46:02
You want some, Batch?  :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 09:53:05
A member of Wealdstone's board has become his celebrity booker(!) doing those David Brent sort of money-spinners. The Non-League Football Show gave said booker their equivalent of a grilling.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: jonny72 on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 10:17:23
So a bloke goes to a non-league match, gets pissed up, mouths off and someone videos it.

Fast forward a few weeks; over 5 million views on YouTube, a place in Big Brother, general media personality, a chart topping app and an Xmas single.

It's not even that funny.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 10:41:29
That video went up years ago. I dont know how it became so popular recently.

I don't find the original that funny, but the remixes and vines have been very amusing!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 20:54:51
Big Brother, really??... Fuck me, the world we live in.



Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 20:59:36
That video went up years ago. I dont know how it became so popular recently.


It went up last year. It really is quite odd because there was plenty of coverage first time round.

The internet eh. Weird.


Title: Re:
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, December 25, 2014, 16:09:06
Good to see some clubs have a sense of humour...

Grimsby Town’s Christmas Message 2014: http://youtu.be/0FqeTerEPwE


Title: Re:
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, December 25, 2014, 16:10:53
And some players also...

MILNER'S BORING CHRISTMAS | Man City Advent Calen…: http://youtu.be/3vjrgtLLlzQ


Title: Re:
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, December 25, 2014, 18:44:47
Good to see some clubs have a sense of humour...

Grimsby Town’s Christmas Message 2014: http://youtu.be/0FqeTerEPwE

Ha. That's brilliant.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ginginho on Friday, January 2, 2015, 20:46:50
Can't see this anywhere else, fair play to the kid.

http://www.flicwiltshire.com/STFC/Toffolo-looking-to-give-back-to-the-local-community-in-2015.aspx#.VKcDASusXuI


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bennett on Friday, January 2, 2015, 21:03:42
Can't see this anywhere else, fair play to the kid.

http://www.flicwiltshire.com/STFC/Toffolo-looking-to-give-back-to-the-local-community-in-2015.aspx#.VKcDASusXuI


The article might be the laziest journalism I've ever read. Not one jot of thought has gone into producing it


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, January 2, 2015, 21:14:43
The article might be the laziest journalism I've ever read. Not one jot of thought has gone into producing it

Better spelling and grammar than the adver..... it's a start.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 3, 2015, 08:24:08
And it was on Linksport 24 hrs ago.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: REDBUCK on Saturday, January 3, 2015, 15:42:59
Blyth Spartans


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Saturday, January 3, 2015, 17:01:31
We're top of the league !!!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Abrahammer on Sunday, January 4, 2015, 09:32:05
Yesterday every game kicked off at 3pm, nothing moved for TV.

A small, admitally futile, victory for tradition.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Sunday, January 4, 2015, 14:10:59
Yesterday every game kicked off at 3pm, nothing moved for TV.

A small, admitally futile, victory for tradition.
Well apart from all the games Friday, today, Monday and Tuesday


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Abrahammer on Sunday, January 4, 2015, 14:25:16
Hence it was just a small one day victory


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Sunday, January 4, 2015, 21:01:21
Sheffield United getting on another cup run, hopefully a distraction on their league form. Nice to hear the 5 Live experts talk up their automatic promotion chances (without looking at the league table and how much ahead the top 4 are).


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: kerry red on Sunday, January 4, 2015, 21:51:32
They can beat Preston Saturday if they like


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, January 5, 2015, 19:33:24
Torres's welcome back to Atletico Madrid. That's nuts.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Friday, January 9, 2015, 11:44:29
Wasnt sure which one to put this in. Bit of brute honesty from Keith Curle here:

http://www.carlisleunited.co.uk/news/article/keith-curle-on-alex-marrow-and-danny-kearns-2189618.aspx


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Friday, January 9, 2015, 12:17:41
Wasnt sure which one to put this in. Bit of brute honesty from Keith Curle here:

http://www.carlisleunited.co.uk/news/article/keith-curle-on-alex-marrow-and-danny-kearns-2189618.aspx
Brilliant reading. Wish more managers acted like this.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Nemo on Friday, January 9, 2015, 12:19:02
Brilliant reading. Wish more managers acted like this.

Would be fun to have an honest run down on Harry Agombar's contractual situation, wouldn't it?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 15:33:46
Fair play to Preston North End who last night gave every Yeovil fan that travelled up there last night a voucher for a free pie and hot drink.


Title: Re: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ironside on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 15:41:07
Brilliant reading. Wish more managers acted like this.
Such honesty is rare in the game and should be applauded.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 18:35:16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayTfr86RiK4

Player at the back smoking :D


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Friday, February 20, 2015, 20:36:16
Fair play to Bradford for not fleecing fans on their cup run.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31555136


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Red Frog on Friday, February 20, 2015, 21:10:22
Fair play to Bradford for not fleecing fans on their cup run.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31555136

Even more credit(?) to Reading for agreeing, given the aim's to reproduce the sellout atmosphere of the last round.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: reeves4england on Friday, February 20, 2015, 22:49:33
Very low prices, but that is Bradfords philosophy, with the cheap season tickets etc. Fair play to both clubs. There's no way we'd have been paying less than standard match day prices in that situation.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Saturday, February 21, 2015, 00:07:34
http://babb.telegraph.co.uk/2015/02/preston-left-back-given-1-for-scoring-against-manchester-united-by-his-grandmother/


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: suttonred on Saturday, February 21, 2015, 01:15:04
Very low prices, but that is Bradfords philosophy, with the cheap season tickets etc. Fair play to both clubs. There's no way we'd have been paying less than standard match day prices in that situation.

I'll be a bit cynical and say there is something written down about their tickets, as they did that really short sighted 10 or 20 year season ticket, which would affect cup matches, when I say a bit cynical, I mean they're probably stuffed, so no santa to see here.


Title: Re: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Saturday, February 21, 2015, 08:47:36
http://babb.telegraph.co.uk/2015/02/preston-left-back-given-1-for-scoring-against-manchester-united-by-his-grandmother/
Reading the url and noting that he had been 'given one by his grandmother' I was expecting a wholly different story.

It is preston.


Title: Re:
Post by: horlock07 on Saturday, February 21, 2015, 17:28:32
http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/what-winning-goal-of-the-month-means-for-young-jay-beatty--gkOxOMB63e


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: adje on Saturday, February 21, 2015, 18:49:33
http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/what-winning-goal-of-the-month-means-for-young-jay-beatty--gkOxOMB63e

best thing ive seen for ages


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 18:08:06
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-31610611

Some good news for the new Hereford FC. Good luck to them.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 16:37:55
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-31626754

Hopefully Gartside gets fucked over.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: blah blah on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 17:04:21
Always had a bit of a soft spot for Sammy Lee as a player. How anyone that shape can be a professional athlete is still a mystery to this day, but it gives us all hope. Everyone else can get screwed royally for all I care, but not little Sammy Lee :gay:


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: kerry red on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 17:58:32
Piggy-eyed, red-faced hubcap thief


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bogus Dave on Saturday, February 28, 2015, 16:42:24
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/sport/football/championship/hearts-v-cowdenbeath-nicholl-hopeful-of-taking-points-from-tynecastle-1.844237

Quote
Cowdenbeath manager Jimmy Nicholl maintains his side have what it takes to slow Hearts’ march to the Championship title this afternoon – and boost their own survival hopes in the process.

Currently 10-0 down


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, February 28, 2015, 21:21:26
G'wan the jambos!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 28, 2015, 21:30:45
G'wan the jambos!
Only 10? pah. ;)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Islington Red on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 17:18:12
Free season tickets at Potters Bar FC

http://www.cityam.com/210293/potters-bar-town-cashing-after-gambling-free-season-tickets


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Saturday, April 4, 2015, 16:37:44
What a name.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Saturday, April 4, 2015, 16:39:17
What a name.

Haha you're welcome..


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, April 4, 2015, 17:55:11
What a name.

To be fair to him it will be pronounced minger in German. Oh.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, April 4, 2015, 17:57:43
That the best German name since...

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ818Q-LiI4Oi6A5-cimwYBKXBQfW8DuKuLt4M-NNc2FuEY6XdNEA)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ginginho on Sunday, April 19, 2015, 14:02:26
Just noticed Inverness Caledonian Thistle have knocked out Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi final.
Don't really give a shit either way, but it reminded me of one of the best pun headlines ever from a few years ago.

(http://supercaleygoballistic.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/super-caley-go-ballistic1.jpg)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, April 19, 2015, 14:05:24
That the best German name since...

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ818Q-LiI4Oi6A5-cimwYBKXBQfW8DuKuLt4M-NNc2FuEY6XdNEA)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VCJVZ2I9zY

I will never, ever get tired of that.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Sunday, April 19, 2015, 14:25:00
Just noticed Inverness Caledonian Thistle have knocked out Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi final.
Don't really give a shit either way, but it reminded me of one of the best pun headlines ever from a few years ago.

(http://supercaleygoballistic.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/super-caley-go-ballistic1.jpg)
But Celtic only lost that one due to racism


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Sunday, April 19, 2015, 14:58:56
They lost again today as well


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, April 19, 2015, 15:03:43
 The strange events currently unfolding at Leeds....they haven't even got a cone collector.
 This from Steve Morison re Neal Redfearn...

 
Quote
"He is out there putting out balls and cones, I've never known a manager to do that. He seems to be doing a hell of a lot
  :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, April 19, 2015, 16:22:21
They lost again today as well
Yes, that's why he posted it  ::)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Sunday, April 19, 2015, 16:53:07
Didnt read it soapy tit wank


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Nemo on Monday, April 20, 2015, 13:31:54
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs0vnMril98

Doncaster Rovers official highlights of their game against Fleetwood. It finished 0-0.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Saxondale on Monday, April 20, 2015, 13:44:59
Brilliant.  Love the honesty.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, April 20, 2015, 14:08:26
That is brilliant.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, April 20, 2015, 14:10:58
And this:

https://popularstand.wordpress.com/2015/04/19/doncaster-rovers-0-0-fleetwood-town-250-word-match-report/


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, April 20, 2015, 16:57:37
Haha superb, to both.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Monday, April 20, 2015, 17:47:53
Haha superb, to both.
x 2  :clap:


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 11:39:27
The Preston North End forum being hacked by Pakistani Cyber Fighters - bizarre.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 11:43:30
The Preston North End forum being hacked by Pakistani Cyber Fighters - bizarre.

I saw that when I went spying on them earlier, made me laugh.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: suttonred on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 11:48:56
Thats bizarre, has thor been trolling the wrong people?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Friday, April 24, 2015, 11:26:32
Rotherham have been deducted 3 points for fielding that ineligible player.

Here's the first link I could find about it:

http://talksport.com/football/millwall-and-wigan-handed-championship-survival-boost-rotherham-hit-three-point-deduction


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Nemo on Friday, April 24, 2015, 11:43:32
Steve Evans is going to love that.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: THE FLASH on Friday, April 24, 2015, 12:18:36
Steve Evans is going to love that.

Ha ha ha ha!!!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: kerry red on Friday, April 24, 2015, 12:33:13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXH_12QWWg8


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, April 25, 2015, 18:56:44
So long Cheltenham Town  :bye:


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ells on Saturday, April 25, 2015, 23:49:40
What's with the hate for Cheltenham (other than our pretty appalling record there..)? they're such a "nothing-y" team to me.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, April 26, 2015, 07:37:28
What's with the hate for Cheltenham (other than our pretty appalling record there..)? they're such a "nothing-y" team to me.

The appalling record against them is enough! We didn't just lose to them, we couldn't even function without self-destructing.

They are a nothing-y club and now they have been reclaimed by their rightful owners, Non-League....!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Amir on Sunday, April 26, 2015, 08:03:40
The appalling record against them is enough! We didn't just lose to them, we couldn't even function without self-destructing.

They are a nothing-y club and now they have been reclaimed by their rightful owners, Non-League....!

Amen, brother.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Barry Scott on Sunday, April 26, 2015, 08:23:58
+1. Some of my worst football experiences have come against Cheltenham. I recall going to Whaddon Road under King when Parkin got red carded and how the ref broke up a fight by seeming to go in 2 footed on Parkin. It's a local club for local people.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Amir on Sunday, April 26, 2015, 08:36:49
+1. Some of my worst football experiences have come against Cheltenham. I recall going to Whaddon Road under King when Parkin got red carded and how the ref broke up a fight by seeming to go in 2 footed on Parkin. It's a local club for local people.

And my best mate ended up on the back of the paper, looking like a werewolf giving Gurney the Vs. I think the headline was 'Worst night of my life' - King.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, April 26, 2015, 08:44:16
On the bright side, Cheltenham away was where I saw the legendary lesser spotted Yinka Casal play. For some reason, he seemed to attract nasty challenges that day and spent most of the game on the ground having collided with someone in mid air.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, April 26, 2015, 09:06:56
I went to the friendly with them in 86/87, we won 1-0 with Hockaday scoring, their fans were unfriendly to say the least with Swindon populating about half of the 1,200 crowd.

They threw things at us during the game and my car broke down on the way home, that was the start of my dislike of them.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Sunday, April 26, 2015, 09:08:07
Their fans have a strange attitude towards us, many thinking they are a bigger club than us.
I also have a strong dislike for them, and am happy to see them out of the league


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: JoeMezz on Sunday, April 26, 2015, 11:41:09
I remember one year (may have been League 2 season under Di Canio) where some Swindon fan pulled the head off the mascot, who was wearing a robin costume revealing a fat bald guy underneath who had a pop at the Swindon fan. That's my only good memory of Whaddon Road


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Sunday, April 26, 2015, 12:05:12
Quote from: Barry Scott
+1. Some of my worst football experiences have come against Cheltenham. I recall going to Whaddon Road under King when Parkin got red carded and how the ref broke up a fight by seeming to go in 2 footed on Parkin. It's a local club for local people.


my lowest point as a town fan was after that game. plus I was born in Gloucester so legally have to dislike Cheltenham .


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Tails on Monday, April 27, 2015, 11:06:08
Would be quite funny to see Cheltenham replaced by Forest Green!

Not really a good thing, but crazy to think that Bournemouth are a win away from being 4 divisions higher than Tranmere Rovers next season.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Monday, April 27, 2015, 11:29:05
+1. Some of my worst football experiences have come against Cheltenham. I recall going to Whaddon Road under King when Parkin got red carded and how the ref broke up a fight by seeming to go in 2 footed on Parkin. It's a local club for local people.
The atmosphere that night was absolutely poisonous, one of my most miserable away games ever, it just had no redeeming features at all, utterly unpleasant experience from start to finish. Although to be fair to Cheltenham that wasn't really due to them/their fans, it was all about the shit going on between our team and fans and among the fans. Don't want to play them ever again, but I feel sorry for them being relegated even if they are back where they belong. While the likes of Crawley and Stevenage are in the League, I'd rather have Cheltenham there (as long as not in the same division as us!)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ells on Monday, April 27, 2015, 21:58:48
I was going to say I find it hard to hate a team for being tin point, but Bournemouth..

I get it now.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Arriba on Thursday, May 7, 2015, 12:33:44
Lionel messi. The best footballer on the planet. Don't even start with a ronaldo argument. It's a non starter


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: kerry red on Saturday, May 9, 2015, 09:56:58
Bradford City's prices for an adult ST next season - £149, and that's DOWN £50 on this season.

Over to you, Lee!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: @mwooly63 on Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10:04:20
Bradford City's prices for an adult ST next season - £149, and that's DOWN £50 on this season.

Over to you, Lee!

Yep equals around six and a half quid a game  :eek:
Love to know how much their replica shirts are too, sold 1000 on day of release


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10:09:44
Palladini the old QPR owner still trying to buy them? Wonder whether he'd carry on with those sorts of prices?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, May 9, 2015, 12:23:13
Yep equals around six and a half quid a game  :eek:
Love to know how much their replica shirts are too, sold 1000 on day of release

They are quite clever Bradford. They have put their matchday prices (including prices for away fans) up to £25 which makes getting a ST a no-brainer if you are a Bradford fan.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: reeves4england on Saturday, May 9, 2015, 17:28:50
Question is, if we halved the price of our STs would we sell twice as many, and then some more to make up for the fact those people weren't buying tickets for individual matches any more?

If not then it'd be a poor move for a club trying to live within its means.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Monday, May 11, 2015, 12:06:38
Footballer helps out fan victim of own fisting (warning, may not be as lurid as I've made it sound):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-32686659


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:18:56
David Squires' latest cartoon....particularly the last 2 frames.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/picture/2015/may/12/david-squires-on-the-fight-to-avoid-the-europa-league


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 15:35:46
Footballer helps out fan victim of own fisting (warning, may not be as lurid as I've made it sound):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-32686659

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/sport/sport-headlines/ipswich-fan-crashed-lamborghini-into-tate-britain-while-celebrating-goal-2015051298217


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 11:38:53
Willie McKay notorious agent and close buddy of Harry Redknapp has applied for bankruptcy.. taking note of his involvement in huge money transfers to Portsmouth and QPR among others not sure if this is linked to Harry's absence from the game?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 11:41:45
Willie McKay notorious agent and close buddy of Harry Redknapp has applied for bankruptcy.. taking note of his involvement in huge money transfers to Portsmouth and QPR among others not sure if this is linked to Harry's absence from the game?

Willie McKay was also buying all the players in for Donny a few years ago...the season they got relegated from the Championship a few years back.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 20:37:43
Oyston III probably got grounded with no Crème brûlée for supper.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-32717861


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 06:08:14
America making its biggest contribution to football yet, arresting 6 FIFA execs for extradition on corruption charges


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Nemo on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 06:26:47
That is delightful news to wake up to.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 06:39:38
Fifa, corruption, noooooooo.

you just know blatter will trot out his 'how terrible' line and carry on as normal


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 07:09:49
Except I suspect there will be 6 people with deals to do, who will crack and be finger pointing..


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 07:14:47
rat on Blatter? fingers crossed


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: @mwooly63 on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 07:27:34
Brighton's attitude to away support is refreshing

http://www.fsf.org.uk/blog/view/brighton-BHAFC-away-fans-experience


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 07:36:05
Fair play to Brighton for investing and providing such experiences for visitors but I like going to away games where they provide the bare minimum in the welcoming stakes.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 07:47:11
America making its biggest contribution to football yet, arresting 6 FIFA execs for extradition on corruption charges

And just before the election. Blatter will just stick his head in the sand and ignore everything, though.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 07:52:00
There have been rumblings that the Americans were about to get involved in investigating FIFA corruption for some time now. Good.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 07:58:35
There have been rumblings that the Americans were about to get involved in investigating FIFA corruption for some time now. Good.
Very good news. Love them or loathe them, no one fucks with the Yanks.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: blah blah on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 08:18:59
Fair play to Brighton for investing and providing such experiences for visitors but I like going to away games where they provide the bare minimum in the welcoming stakes.

Absolutely, I think I've put this in the "Whats wrong with football?" thread. Its the equivalent of going to the Costa Del Sol for your holidays and eating a Sunday roast and watching Eastenders while you are there. It might be cosy & homely, but thats not what travelling should be about, you're missing out on so much.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Friday, June 5, 2015, 20:35:38
I think on balance this needs to go here :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33027933

Punishment for going in admin is increased to 12 points in the FL, but the most interesting point is that the administrator has to meet with the supporters' trust within 21 days with the chance to buy the club.



Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: manc_red on Saturday, July 11, 2015, 17:13:38
The Football Governance (Supporters’ Participation) Bill 2015-16 has just had its first reading in Parliament:

Quote
A Bill to require football clubs to offer for sale to their supporters a specified percentage of shares in the club upon a change of ownership; to require that a minimum number of places on the club’s board be set aside for election by a qualifying supporters’ organisation; to define what constitutes a qualifying supporters’ organisation; and for connected purposes.

It'll be years before it becomes law (if at all) but a step in the right direction.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: ghanimah on Saturday, July 11, 2015, 19:03:59
The Football Governance (Supporters’ Participation) Bill 2015-16 has just had its first reading in Parliament:

It'll be years before it becomes law (if at all) but a step in the right direction.

Unfortunately it's a private members bill, that won't get very far.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: manc_red on Saturday, July 11, 2015, 20:17:41
Unfortunately it's a private members bill, that won't get very far.

No I agree, chances of it getting anywhere are pretty slim. The fact that its even being debated can only be a good thing though. It's got a second reading in December by the looks of it.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, July 11, 2015, 21:12:12
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33483016


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Skinny Pete on Sunday, July 12, 2015, 18:42:02
Reformed Hereford United had their first game yesterday.

Got a win in front of over 4000 fans.

Good on them!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: RWB Robin on Sunday, July 12, 2015, 19:21:05
To be precise, its Hereford FC.....and they beat the might of FC United of Manchester...its a great story just a year on from the infamous activities and characters with whom we are all too familiar.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, July 13, 2015, 14:30:46
Couple today cheered me up,

Nice to see a player doing something good http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/arsenal-star-mesut-ozil-has-paid-for-11-brazilian-children-to-have-lifesaving-surgery-10383835.html

Also Delph not going to Man City, nice to see a player possibly looking at playing time and career over just money!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, July 17, 2015, 13:06:44
Couple today cheered me up,

Nice to see a player doing something good http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/arsenal-star-mesut-ozil-has-paid-for-11-brazilian-children-to-have-lifesaving-surgery-10383835.html

Also Delph not going to Man City, nice to see a player possibly looking at playing time and career over just money!

I would like to retract part of my previous statement....

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-city-transfers-fabian-delph-9678724


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Friday, July 17, 2015, 13:40:37
What a prick he is. He's gonna be hated by the Villa fans!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Friday, July 17, 2015, 13:42:22
I would like to retract part of my previous statement....

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-city-transfers-fabian-delph-9678724

Makes no sense. It's not likely that he'll be starting ahead of Sterling that's for sure.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 13:37:17
Having been sceptical in advance of C5 getting the FL highlights, some good news coming out about it that deserves applause
Quote
Sam Morshead ‏@SamMorshead_  42m42 minutes ago
Nice to hear the new Channel 5 Saturday highlights of Football League will take place on weekends when there isn't a Championship schedule.
Seems like C5 will treat L1/L2 as more than an afterthought then - take note BBC


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 14:38:08
Having been sceptical in advance of C5 getting the FL highlights, some good news coming out about it that deserves applauseSeems like C5 will treat L1/L2 as more than an afterthought then - take note BBC

The BBC are deservedly getting a kicking from the Tories....OK it's because they have to pay back Murdoch, and not because of their shabby treatment of lower league football fans, but this is just one of many reasons why the Beeb will get little support from the general public.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 15:15:07
The BBC are deservedly getting a kicking from the Tories....OK it's because they have to pay back Murdoch, and not because of their shabby treatment of lower league football fans, but this is just one of many reasons why the Beeb will get little support from the general public.
Fucking hell Reg, talk about not being able to separate out different issues. The BBC's coverage of lower league football wasn't great but it was OK, certainly better than the drivel fest that was on ITV. And even the low points (such as the "Not showing when Championship not on") hardly merit the kind of wholesale dismantling the Mail et al have been lusting after for years, assuming that is what the Tories have planned.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: ReadingRed on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 17:38:36
Interview with Shaun Barker, finally fit after THREE YEARS of rehabilitation. Amazing commitment. Worth a game-by-game contract?

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/jul/21/shaun-barker-derby-county-top-and-bottom-leg-held-together-by-skin


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: leftside on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 20:48:25
The BBC are deservedly getting a kicking from the Tories....OK it's because they have to pay back Murdoch, and not because of their shabby treatment of lower league football fans, but this is just one of many reasons why the Beeb will get little support from the general public.
Don't count me in. Aunty certainly isn't perfect, but anyone who wants to see it get a good kicking is surely going well over the top.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, August 10, 2015, 14:29:24
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33849147

Good luck to them!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Monday, August 10, 2015, 16:25:33
http://t.co/EetMXmNRW8


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Monday, August 10, 2015, 17:18:17
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33849147

Good luck to them!

shame they couldn't be bothered to support the team in it's previous life


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Honkytonk on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 13:09:57
Sorry but I'm just going to go a couple of posts back and say fuck off Reg. The beeb has its problems but anyone who thinks it deserves a good kicking is either an utter moron or a prostitute of the Murdoch corporations.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 13:42:16
Sorry but I'm just going to go a couple of posts back and say fuck off Reg. The beeb has its problems but anyone who thinks it deserves a good kicking is either an utter moron or a prostitute of the Murdoch corporations.

Don't worry I think its all part of the challenge Reg has taken on to mention the Tories in ever post he makes, I have assumed he was being sponsored for it?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 14:34:42
Sorry but I'm just going to go a couple of posts back and say fuck off Reg. The beeb has its problems but anyone who thinks it deserves a good kicking is either an utter moron or a prostitute of the Murdoch corporations.

The BBC "has it's problems"  a masterful example of understatement....it's been shown up as an essentially corrupt organisation....3 quick examples, huge pay offs of public funds to failed executives....Jimmy Savile cover up, still ongoing as far as I know....distorted reporting in cases like the miner's strike and subsequent cover ups.

The sadness of this is that Auntie used to have a reputation for high standards and independence.....it needs to be shaken up and got back to the notion of public service, whether that horse has bolted in modern times we'll see, but an organisation that can allow Clarkson etc to take out millions, not only in salary but profits, but not afford to put on a decent FL highlights show, deserves all it gets.



Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Honkytonk on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 18:07:52
The BBC "has it's problems"  a masterful example of understatement....it's been shown up as an essentially corrupt organisation....3 quick examples, huge pay offs of public funds to failed executives....Jimmy Savile cover up, still ongoing as far as I know....distorted reporting in cases like the miner's strike and subsequent cover ups.

The sadness of this is that Auntie used to have a reputation for high standards and independence.....it needs to be shaken up and got back to the notion of public service, whether that horse has bolted in modern times we'll see, but an organisation that can allow Clarkson etc to take out millions, not only in salary but profits, but not afford to put on a decent FL highlights show, deserves all it gets.

Saville related cover ups happened in the 70's and 80's. 'Distorted reporting', if it happened, happened in the same period. You can't blanket accuse people who weren't part of the corporation back then. If that's the case then anyone who works for pretty much any german industrial company now is culpable for Nazi atrocities.

I agree that running it like they do with 95 jillion levels of management and a lack of common sense with the public purse needs sorting out (moving to Salford seems all sorts of stupid to me), but if that's the price for an organisation that year after year produces truly great programming, and carries so much weight in the journalism community then ce'st la vie. If it is dismantled in the way the tories (and other media corporations) want it to be the future is nothing but bleak.

Also if you're going to quote me get the grammar right.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 08:47:22
 Your faith in Auntie is touching, but I would argue it's been a long time since any really excellent programs were produced.

 Of course, this is all a matter of opinion, there are clearly plenty of people, who think shows about making cakes, the terpsichorean prancing of minor celebs, and the daily grind of achingly dull Cockneys are cutting edge.

 As for Savile, (one L not two, it's easy to make mistakes) the management of the Corporation is still happily making sure that Savile whistleblowers have no long term prospects, as a way of damage limitation.

 In no sense am I arguing for the Tories to be allowed to ride roughshod over the Beeb, rather that the Corporation needs a shake up, and because of its management, both historic and current, has less support in the public domain, than it maybe hopes for in fighting off the likely Tory shitstorm.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 09:05:47
As for Savile, (one L not two, it's easy to make mistakes)

(http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view7/2955836/smug-david-brent-o.gif)

 :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 16:01:38
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33880100


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 16:17:56
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33880100

Quality finish.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Skinny Pete on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 19:59:38
Leeds Leeds Leeds


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 20:19:22
Leeds Leeds Leeds

Won't be Steve Cotterill to blame of course.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Skinny Pete on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 20:25:44
82ers fighting amongst themselves.

My my


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Saxondale on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 20:27:06
No they're not.  Its just showing passion and its not their fault.  Twitchy meth head Cotterill told me so.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Skinny Pete on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 20:32:51
My favourite OTIB post

'If we had taken our chances better, and defended better for their goals, the score would have been better.'



Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: woolster on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 20:44:05
fucking flint scores :crash:


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 20:47:11
They had a pitch invasion apparently


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Thursday, August 20, 2015, 09:45:58
Good idea from non-league - kids get a shirt rather than a plastic card as their season ticket:

http://www.ncefl.org.uk/news/ncelpremierdivision/2015/3697-juniorsgetshirtinplaceofseasonticket/


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, August 20, 2015, 10:42:19
Good idea from non-league - kids get a shirt rather than a plastic card as their season ticket:

http://www.ncefl.org.uk/news/ncelpremierdivision/2015/3697-juniorsgetshirtinplaceofseasonticket/

That is a fantastic idea, I suspect a lot of clubs will follow next season!

He is never going to fit in that shirt though!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 14:43:39
http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/34151983

This should appeal to some of the cheese fans on here :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 19:43:13
Both local and cheese related, what's not to like.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, September 24, 2015, 14:13:52
My last post was about the FA Cup.

as is this.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34337575


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: JanTheMan on Thursday, September 24, 2015, 18:12:08
At the risk of sounding a bit patronising, I do love articles about obscure teams in the early qualifying rounds.

The story about the lad from Worthing is fantastic....and quite inspiring. Will try and look out for their results and hope they succeed with the five year plan (where plenty others have failed :)).


Title: Re:
Post by: horlock07 on Saturday, October 3, 2015, 13:10:43
I have always thought that John Terry was a bit of a knob, however now I know that he is disabled and think of the adversity he has overcome to reach where he is in the game says a great deal for the man and the wider football family.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/john-terry-spotted-parking-200000-6524699


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Thursday, October 8, 2015, 10:36:40
Blatter and Platini have been banned by FIFA for 90 days....

And subsequently stuffs Platini in trying to be the next FIFA President.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Thursday, October 8, 2015, 13:29:25
Blatter and Platini have been banned by FIFA for 90 days....

And subsequently stuffs Platini in trying to be the next FIFA President.
Be interesting to see what, if any, action UEFA take. When palpably the most corrupt organisation in world football thinks you're sufficiently dodgy to suspend you, it would be hugely embarrassing for UEFA to keep him in post surely?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, October 8, 2015, 14:07:45
Blatter and Platini have been banned by FIFA for 90 days....

And subsequently stuffs Platini in trying to be the next FIFA President.

I am intrigued after all the shite that has flown about for many years, what has now led to this ban - I assume getting nicked by the Swiss Authorities?)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, October 8, 2015, 14:37:21
Be interesting to see what, if any, action UEFA take. When palpably the most corrupt organisation in world football thinks you're sufficiently dodgy to suspend you, it would be hugely embarrassing for UEFA to keep him in post surely?

I'm more interested to see what action the FA take, they've unwisely long nailed their colours to Platini, ignoring his bung from Blatter.  I suppose it's too much for Dyke et al, to resign en masse as they should.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Thursday, October 8, 2015, 16:14:08
I'm more interested to see what action the FA take, they've unwisely long nailed their colours to Platini, ignoring his bung from Blatter.  I suppose it's too much for Dyke et al, to resign en masse as they should.

Dyke won't be lasting much longer anyway, as he's coming up to having to retire from the FA. but a few others should reconsider their positions. With FIFA replacing Blatter with Hayatou, who was censured by the IOC for receiving bungs in regards to the ISL scandal, and UEFA replacing Platini with Villar, who is being investigated himself for not helping the investigation into the 2018/2022 World Cups, isn't it time for both organisations to have a clean sweep.

It might be time for someone like David Gill to put himself up for FIFA President, as the rest are dropping like flies.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, October 8, 2015, 16:42:08
Dyke won't be lasting much longer anyway, as he's coming up to having to retire from the FA. but a few others should reconsider their positions. With FIFA replacing Blatter with Hayatou, who was censured by the IOC for receiving bungs in regards to the ISL scandal, and UEFA replacing Platini with Villar, who is being investigated himself for not helping the investigation into the 2018/2022 World Cups, isn't it time for both organisations to have a clean sweep.

It might be time for someone like David Gill to put himself up for FIFA President, as the rest are dropping like flies.

Hayatou has already said he doesn't want the gig long term...

Christ if David Gill is the best football can hope for, we may as well all give up and go home now... :(


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Thursday, October 8, 2015, 16:46:56
Christ if David Gill is the best football can hope for, we may as well all give up and go home now... :(

Unfortunately, most at FIFA seem implicated in the scandal. In fact the IOC have called for an 'outsider' to reform FIFA.

And UEFA have announced that Platini is to remain as UEFA President while suspended...

I think this story needs to go from 'What's right with football?' to 'What's wrong with football?'  :no: :headhurts:


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Whits on Thursday, October 22, 2015, 10:48:32
Http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/oct/20/fc-united-manchester-bbc-criticise

Fair play to these guys, also stating they won't move a game if it makes it difficult for away fans


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Barry Scott on Saturday, November 14, 2015, 11:29:20
A footballer who doesn't gamble all his money away? I thought this story was pretty fucking good.

It's about Mathieu Flamini starting a bio fuel company in secret.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/6742052/Mathieu-Flaminis-no-fuel.html


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Randle on Monday, November 16, 2015, 09:47:09
From the BBC, talking about the France friendly this week:

The Wembley Arch is due to be lit up in the red, white and blue colours of the French flag during Tuesday's game to show solidarity with France, which is in three days of mourning.

Screens outside the ground will show the French motto 'Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite' and before kick-off the words of the French national anthem will be shown for any fans who want to join in.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ells on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 22:12:16
Absolutely despise the leading post match questions that get shoved at footballers - "are you glad you won" etc - and then we wonder why they're called thick.

But to ask anyone "what do you think the game was about today?" goes beyond that, and I think Rooney deserves huge credit for his answers today, about football uniting us.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 12:47:52
Blatter and Platini being turned down on their appeals against their 90 day ban, which should stop Platini being on the shortlist to be FIFA President.

There were stories in the press at the weekend, that the FIFA ethics committee have finished their investigation into the £1.35m bribe...sorry, payment, and they were preparing to ban the both for a long time. If true, that would surely mean Platini having to leave his role as UEFA President.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Power to people on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 16:46:17
Blatter and Platini being turned down on their appeals against their 90 day ban, which should stop Platini being on the shortlist to be FIFA President.

There were stories in the press at the weekend, that the FIFA ethics committee have finished their investigation into the £1.35m bribe...sorry, payment, and they were preparing to ban the both for a long time. If true, that would surely mean Platini having to leave his role as UEFA President.

Lets hope so but this story still has some way to go I think, surprised this is the only thing they can get Blatter on obviously good at covering his tracks.

Is it right though to elect someone from inside Fifa to president, its a shame none of the sponsors have enough balls to insist on someone independent to run Fifa and UEFA


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Exiled Bob on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 18:14:19
Blatter and Platini being turned down on their appeals against their 90 day ban, which should stop Platini being on the shortlist to be FIFA President.

There were stories in the press at the weekend, that the FIFA ethics committee have finished their investigation into the £1.35m bribe...sorry, payment, and they were preparing to ban the both for a long time. If true, that would surely mean Platini having to leave his role as UEFA President.
You'd have thought so wouldn't you? Platini, on the other hand, believes that because he admits the payment (i.e. he's being transparent) he has done nothing wrong......just like when he voted for Qatar in their World Cup bid. The fact that he openly said he voted for them makes him innocent of any dodgy dealing (never mind that his son was subsequently given a lucrative job and France won major orders from the Qatar government and PSG were taken over my Qatari billionaires...). He's as bent as the rest of them and spent years licking Blatter's arse before the cat leapt out of the bag....and what's more disturbing is that our FA will still probably back him to be FIFA president. If the ethics committee rule that he's innocent then any credibility they have left goes down the toilet.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 19:32:14
You'd have thought so wouldn't you? Platini, on the other hand, believes that because he admits the payment (i.e. he's being transparent) he has done nothing wrong......just like when he voted for Qatar in their World Cup bid. The fact that he openly said he voted for them makes him innocent of any dodgy dealing (never mind that his son was subsequently given a lucrative job and France won major orders from the Qatar government and PSG were taken over my Qatari billionaires...). He's as bent as the rest of them and spent years licking Blatter's arse before the cat leapt out of the bag....and what's more disturbing is that our FA will still probably back him to be FIFA president. If the ethics committee rule that he's innocent then any credibility they have left goes down the toilet.

Platini has his nose in the trough, just like Beckenbauer. I wouldn't be surprised that this 'payment' is for his Qatar vote, with the payment taking place a few months after the vote. It's more likely than any story that Platini comes out with.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Thursday, December 3, 2015, 10:34:13
Another 2 FIFA execs being arrested at the 'official' FIFA hotel, this time by the Swiss authorities.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Thursday, December 3, 2015, 11:10:25
Another 2 FIFA execs being arrested at the 'official' FIFA hotel, this time by the Swiss authorities.
While it may be pleasing that they're (possibly) starting to get what's coming to them, this falls very firmly in the "What's wrong with" thread.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Barry Scott on Thursday, December 3, 2015, 12:23:37
What I do find funny is how FIFA have supposedly made a loss. Obviously FIFA is hugely profitable, so I can only see this as being timely propaganda to help imply that those benevolent mavericks at FIFA are not all raking it in hand over fist.

My guess is it's actually due to some sort of naming rights/licensing issue to help move funds about, probably to a company that's not "non-profit".


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Thursday, December 3, 2015, 12:34:13
Probably caused by excessive lawyer fees....


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Thursday, December 3, 2015, 12:54:11
Probably caused by excessive lawyer fees....
There's a lot of hidden expense that as a layman you just don't realise about. You know, running world football is in some ways a lot like selling a house ....


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Power to people on Thursday, December 3, 2015, 13:51:31
Another 2 FIFA execs being arrested at the 'official' FIFA hotel, this time by the Swiss authorities.

The hotel are now doing special arrest packages - private room with quick side door exit, large towel to go over head and and some soap on a rope


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Thursday, December 3, 2015, 14:41:56
The hotel are now doing special arrest packages - private room with quick side door exit, large towel to go over head and and some soap on a rope

 :D


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bedford Red on Thursday, December 10, 2015, 22:59:28
http://www.afcwimbledon.co.uk/news/article/go-ahead-for-new-stadium-2845699.aspx

Wimbledon get the go-ahead for their new stadium, and could be back playing in Plough Lane for the 2018-19 season.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, December 10, 2015, 23:02:50
https://youtu.be/44NA-8-OFXk

More context here:
http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/goalkeeper-catches-ball-runs-length-of-pitch-scores-absolutely-incredible-goal--ZJdYyMN9qx


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ginginho on Friday, December 11, 2015, 06:33:50
CSKA Sofia's Star Wars celebration
Both bizarre and brilliant

http://www.thesportbible.com/articles/cska-sofia-fans-with-epic-star-wars-banner-and-chant-at-game


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Sippo on Friday, December 11, 2015, 07:55:03
The best thing about it is it was probably happening while the game was going on. In a lot of East European countries, it's not necessarily about the football, but supporting the team with banners/fireworks/flares.


Title: Re:
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, December 11, 2015, 08:41:38
I bet there was pages of debate on the CSKA forum regarding the merits of that banner.... ;-)


Title: Re:
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 21:55:44
The love in between Bristol City fans with Preston and Franchise from last season unravelling as City drop below both. Their 'we want you both to go up instead of Swindon' might just come back to bite them on the bum!


Title: Re:
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, December 17, 2015, 19:11:53
This is just odd (it is the Mail) but has a certain aesthetic quality - looks like Blatter's ideas are coming to fruition.

Backlash as female footballers play in hotpants and pink crop tops http://dailym.ai/1RTHKnn


Title: Re: Re:
Post by: sonicyouth on Thursday, December 17, 2015, 19:37:35
This is just odd (it is the Mail) but has a certain aesthetic quality - looks like Blatter's ideas are coming to fruition.

Backlash as female footballers play in hotpants and pink crop tops http://dailym.ai/1RTHKnn
"Jessica Farrington is interviewed about inequality in women's football while wearing a tiny pair of hotpants"


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, December 17, 2015, 19:57:21
"Jessica Farrington is interviewed about inequality in women's football while wearing a tiny pair of hotpants"

I would love to see the rest of the bird on the right's tattoo
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/12/17/16/2F773F5800000578-3363798-image-a-6_1450370247172.jpg)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, December 17, 2015, 20:01:26
Should put a few bums on seats.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Sunday, January 10, 2016, 14:59:25
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35212032
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erY6PbKtLCk


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 21:28:28
Franchise getting a dicking at home...


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 22:04:29
Franchise getting a dicking at home...

But still two points above the dotted line from City losing at home again. Cotterill feeling hard done by again. Will Landsdown back him in the window with the £8m they were going to spend on Gayle in August?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: suttonred on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 22:08:26
I would love to see the rest of the bird on the right's tattoo
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/12/17/16/2F773F5800000578-3363798-image-a-6_1450370247172.jpg)

I've seen it, it's a Rolf Harris doodle.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 23:13:30
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35212032
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erY6PbKtLCk

Good viewing that.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ginginho on Saturday, January 23, 2016, 19:01:16
Dele Alli's goal today, absolute beauty.

https://cdn.streamable.com/video/mp4/7js9.mp4


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 23, 2016, 19:55:17
He's got something about him, that one.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Abrahammer on Saturday, January 23, 2016, 20:18:30
Looking a bargin at £5m now, many scoffed at that price tag at the time


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ells on Saturday, January 23, 2016, 20:23:08
Love that man.
So glad he got away from Franchise.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Saturday, January 23, 2016, 20:52:03
Dele Alli's goal today, absolute beauty.

https://cdn.streamable.com/video/mp4/7js9.mp4

Ridiculous


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Thursday, February 4, 2016, 21:11:46
Surely it can't be on for Leicester? I bet every neutral in the country is willing them on, and if they get through the next two games (Arsenal and Man City away) there should be absolutely no reason why they can't do it, aside from them choking.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, February 5, 2016, 07:11:33
Amazing to think they were 2-0 up at The County Ground with about 15 minutes to go and didn't win...

I think about 2009?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Friday, February 5, 2016, 07:38:31
Surely it can't be on for Leicester? I bet every neutral in the country is willing them on, and if they get through the next two games (Arsenal and Man City away) there should be absolutely no reason why they can't do it, aside from them choking.

I'd love them to do it. Love it.

I think though that the run in will prove too much for them even if they get something from those two games. If they get champions league football it'll still be amazing.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, February 5, 2016, 08:03:36
I'd love them to do it. Love it.

I think though that the run in will prove too much for them even if they get something from those two games. If they get champions league football it'll still be amazing.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Arriba on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 14:15:22
Leicester flying at the top of the league. Anyone got the game on?

From the back to the front they are one solid team and dynamite on the break. Mahrez is a superb footballer. Vardy too with his pace getting in behind city's shocking back 4. They're making mugs of that overpaid and overpaid for shambles of a team. Hope they win the league.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 14:23:18
I've been saying they'll fade sooner or later, I thought today was going to show that they aren't strong enough. it's exactly the opposite. Leicester could have had 5 or 6.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 14:29:43
I've been saying they'll fade sooner or later, I thought today was going to show that they aren't strong enough. it's exactly the opposite. Leicester could have had 5 or 6.

I've been saying this too.. I hope they don't.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 14:31:54
pretty sure all neutrals hope they win the league darlo!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Abrahammer on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 14:32:48
They are going to win that league now, crazy

It's renewed my interest in that league a bit, usually it's as boring as fuck with the same old teams going for the title.  Don't rule out Spurs for the title either though, that would be a massive shock in itself


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Arriba on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 14:50:26
What makes it all the better is that they are a team of misfits generally. Players not wanted where they were previously and benchwarmers a lot of them at clubs now struggling.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 14:57:16
Interesting theory that the ridiculous TV money now going to all Premier League clubs is acting as a leveller and enabling the likes of Leicester and Palace to compete.  They don't need to sell players like Vardy and Mahrez to the established big clubs to survive at that level any more.  Everton didn't need to sell John Stones to Chelsea.

It's certainly making the Premier League more interesting.  But sadly, it's also driving even more of a wedge between the top 20 sides and the rest.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 15:04:16
Huth couldn't get into the Stoke side, went to Leicester...and they're now top of the league.

Man City's defence has been shaky all season, especially if they are missing Kompany. Otamendi and Mangala are poor...and they've paid nearly £60m for them.

You cannot beat an organised back line. That's what Leicester have.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: suttonred on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 18:26:10
pretty sure all neutrals hope they win the league darlo!
-1


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 18:33:27
Quote from: suttonred
Quote
pretty sure all neutrals hope they win the league darlo!
-1
whose your club of choice and why?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: suttonred on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 18:48:06
Honestly don't care, I don't ever watch it. I just really cant stand Leicester.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ells on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 18:50:04
Honestly don't care, I don't ever watch it. I just really cant stand Leicester.

I'm surprised more Town fans haven't said this. I wasn't there (I was a baby) but I've heard from enough people their fans were shites during the POs.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: suttonred on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 18:51:02
Yep that's exactly why I hate them, shithouse fans.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 18:52:05
aaah, I see.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 18:54:48
I'm surprised more Town fans haven't said this. I wasn't there (I was a baby) but I've heard from enough people their fans were shites during the POs.

I don't remember that.  (I wasn't a baby.)

Leicester are a club I can find little reason to get worked up about.  We beat them at Wembley - not the best day of my life, but probably in the top 5 - and since we've had just one season in the same division as them (2008-09).  You need a little oxygen to fan the flames of a rivalry.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 19:31:28
I'm surprised more Town fans haven't said this. I wasn't there (I was a baby) but I've heard from enough people their fans were shites during the POs.

Leicester fans were OK at Wembley as far as I recall.....not in the same class as the Mackems 3 years earlier. For lack of class look no further than Millwall, and they won.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: suttonred on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 19:36:47
Leicester fans were OK at Wembley as far as I recall.....not in the same class as the Mackems 4 years earlier. For lack of class look no further than Millwall, and they won.

Guess you got lucky.. Millwall fans are funny, I know loads and all nice people away from football. Mention it and its like instant wanker powder has been consumed.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 19:48:53
I know it's my cynicism but Leicester City are bankrolled by a billionaire, this isn't early Nottingham Forest under Brian Clough. It's great that a different team are competing but there has been some sickly 1970's romanticism about their whole venture.

Ranieri deserves loads of praise though, the level of UK based ignorance when he was appointed was embarrassing.



Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Sippo on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 19:53:43
They might have a billionaire owner, but they haven't spent millions on players. There is no 'big name star player', they seem to have an amazing team spirit with great attitude and commitment.

Hats off to them.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 20:13:45
Vardy just signed a new long term deal too


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ells on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 20:41:46
Obviously everyone is going to have different experiences of fans (especially in the numbers you'd get during play offs) but like I said I know of more than one Town fan who bears a grudge against Leicester.

Interestingly one anecdote I heard about Leicester was that the Mackems were indeed a much better group.. Which is interesting and relieving to me as it means Reg isn't my Dad.

In other news this, I hope this goes well:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/35512691


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Abrahammer on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 21:15:00
Ranieri deserves loads of praise though, the level of UK based ignorance when he was appointed was embarrassing.

Somewhat understandable given what happened in his previous job


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Friday, February 26, 2016, 15:29:20
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/huddersfield-town-season-tickets-for-2016-17-174-2402783


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Friday, February 26, 2016, 16:22:30
Anderlecht youth team, knocked out of UEFA Youth Cup by Dinamo Zagreb, urging UEFA not to disqualify DZ for playing ineligible sub for final 7 minutes of the game because "they beat us fairly on the pitch"

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/feb/25/anderlecht-urge-uefa-not-disqualify-dinamo-zagreb-youth-team-blunder


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, February 26, 2016, 16:44:33
Anderlecht youth team, knocked out of UEFA Youth Cup by Dinamo Zagreb, urging UEFA not to disqualify DZ for playing ineligible sub for final 7 minutes of the game because "they beat us fairly on the pitch"

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/feb/25/anderlecht-urge-uefa-not-disqualify-dinamo-zagreb-youth-team-blunder

Anderlecht have a bit of making up to do, on the PR front.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2013/dec/11/nottingham-forest-anderlecht-match-fixing-scandal-1984

No wonder Paul Hart is such a lugubrious cunt. I've never trusted Brussels since....


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Sippo on Friday, February 26, 2016, 20:52:02
Huddersfield offering season tickets in any stand for £179.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, February 26, 2016, 20:56:52
Huddersfield offering season tickets in any stand for £179.

The only catch being that you have to watch Huddersfield.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Sippo on Friday, February 26, 2016, 20:58:59
Championship football though.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, February 26, 2016, 21:22:13
In huddersfield


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, February 26, 2016, 21:33:51
In huddersfield

 :D


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Monday, April 11, 2016, 20:42:31
Whilst John Terry is a bit of a cunt and not everyone's cup of tea, this gesture is obviously lovely of him.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-36014630


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ells on Monday, April 11, 2016, 21:03:41
Whilst John Terry is a bit of a cunt and not everyone's cup of tea, this gesture is obviously lovely of him.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-36014630

Horrible people are still capable of lovely things. This is one of them. Well done JT.


Title: Re:
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 18:21:36
http://mobile.cpfc.co.uk//news/article/jeremy-hoskings-steam-train-to-southampton-3068247.aspx


Title: Re:
Post by: @mwooly63 on Thursday, April 21, 2016, 11:28:48
http://mobile.cpfc.co.uk//news/article/jeremy-hoskings-steam-train-to-southampton-3068247.aspx

Bit pricey but sold out already so obviously palace fans don't think it is
Great idea tho especially given team are going back on it

Has probably given Power an idea

(http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab225/mark_woolhouse/Mobile%20Uploads/hqdefault_zpsxozmmbsw.jpg)



Title: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 15:01:45
http://m.westerndailypress.co.uk/Swindon-Town-fan-hangs-scarf-81-years-watching/story-29187556-detail/story.html?utm_source=somersetnews&utm_medium=twitter (http://m.westerndailypress.co.uk/Swindon-Town-fan-hangs-scarf-81-years-watching/story-29187556-detail/story.html?utm_source=somersetnews&utm_medium=twitter)

picked this one up off Sam M's Twitter - now that's dedication. nice one Betty


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 15:07:12
http://m.westerndailypress.co.uk/Swindon-Town-fan-hangs-scarf-81-years-watching/story-29187556-detail/story.html?utm_source=somersetnews&utm_medium=twitter (http://m.westerndailypress.co.uk/Swindon-Town-fan-hangs-scarf-81-years-watching/story-29187556-detail/story.html?utm_source=somersetnews&utm_medium=twitter)

picked this one up off Sam M's Twitter - now that's dedication. nice one Betty

We all know she's had enough of Power.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 15:20:30
http://m.westerndailypress.co.uk/Swindon-Town-fan-hangs-scarf-81-years-watching/story-29187556-detail/story.html?utm_source=somersetnews&utm_medium=twitter (http://m.westerndailypress.co.uk/Swindon-Town-fan-hangs-scarf-81-years-watching/story-29187556-detail/story.html?utm_source=somersetnews&utm_medium=twitter)

picked this one up off Sam M's Twitter - now that's dedication. nice one Betty

Bet the free season ticket was some sort of tax dodge for Power....  ;D

I hope when she says she plans to listen on the radio she is not thinking of STFC player - don't do it Betty!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 15:30:45
Thats very impressive. Hope the club do something as a send off.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 08:35:02
Looks like at least someone isn't swallowing the plucky little Bournemouth dream story!

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/bournemouth-fined-7-6m-for-losses-in-championship-hgbkbt38t


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 11:01:06
What a fairytale!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Summerof69 on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 13:00:53
Looks like at least someone isn't swallowing the plucky little Bournemouth dream story!

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/bournemouth-fined-7-6m-for-losses-in-championship-hgbkbt38t

Cheats. So for getting promotion to the PL which can be worth £100m+...they get fined £7.6m !!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 13:21:24
interesting reading the comments on Leicester's "fairytale" and Bournemouth's "cheating" - lots of similarities between their spending habits and financial "doping" accusations during their time in the Championship.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ells on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 14:06:26
Quote
Bournemouth's figures suggest that the fairytale view of the club as having achieved a place among the elite of English football on a shoe-string budget, within two seasons of being in League One, may be somewhat misleading. The accounts show that Bournemouth effectively - and successfully - gambled heavily on securing promotion to the Premier League.


It's a shame it's only now this is making the news and it's buried under all the Leicester stuff.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 14:18:08


It's a shame it's only now this is making the news and it's buried under all the Leicester stuff.

And that the scale of their fine is no sort of disincentive to a club calculating the net benefits of cheating on FFP vs getting promotion.

What was stopping the FL imposing a far more punitive amount? I wonder if they were leant on by the EPL when setting up the rules for FFP...


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ells on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 14:23:27
Cardiff are another example. The debt they took on before their inevitable promotion was ridiculous, but all paid back because they finished bottom. Magic.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: ahounsell on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 14:37:32
Just done a quick calculation. For Bournemouth to have broken even without any subsidy from the owner they have would have needed to sell about 67,000 more season tickets


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: leftside on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 19:04:00
And we were relegated a division for our financial rule breaking.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 19:32:02
Yup, but this is now a litigation world , not a bend over and take it up the arse world of yesteryear.


Title: Re: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 19:32:05
Just done a quick calculation. For Bournemouth to have broken even without any subsidy from the owner they have would have needed to sell about 67,000 more season tickets
Quite possible with a fairytale like this....


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: leftside on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 19:43:15
Yup, but this is now a litigation world , not a bend over and take it up the arse world of yesteryear.
Indeed. I wonder what would have happened if the club had managed to take the case to the High Court.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 21:04:42
And we were relegated a division for our financial rule breaking.

To be fair, we did defraud clubs of money, albeit on a much smaller scale.  The problem in our time was the lack of a set of rules with clear punishment.  Whatever happened to QPR's mega fine?


Title: Re:
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 06:54:39
The football club founded by Jules Rimet battles its way back - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36195987

Edit - When I posted that I was trying to think of the player link we had with the club, with greater thought it was Frédéric Darras.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 09:29:00
The football club founded by Jules Rimet battles its way back - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36195987

Edit - When I posted that I was trying to think of the player link we had with the club, with greater thought it was Frédéric Darras.

Is that also Hameur Bouazza in the picture towards the bottom of the picture?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 09:58:31
The football club founded by Jules Rimet battles its way back - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36195987

Edit - When I posted that I was trying to think of the player link we had with the club, with greater thought it was Frédéric Darras.

And hamdi razak iirc.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 10:17:46
And hamdi razak iirc.

Yep (after a quick Wiki search).

Plenty of links there then....



Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: leftside on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12:17:20
To be fair, we did defraud clubs of money, albeit on a much smaller scale.  The problem in our time was the lack of a set of rules with clear punishment.  Whatever happened to QPR's mega fine?
In all honesty, I can't remember specifically what our crimes were and why the punishment was supposed to reflect the crimes committed. I thought that a major part of if was that we were able to attract players to the club that might not have signed if everything was done legitimately. I see the breaking of FFP as a similar crime, in that competing clubs could argue that they were denied the same access to players because the guilty clubs used money they should not have been using in ways that they should not have been using it, if you get my drift. Any success that was achieved was therefore supported by underhand financial dealings and the consequences of the success (points accumulated / promotion) duly punished. Bournemouth's fine certainly does not punish the consequences of their lack of fair play.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Exiled Bob on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12:21:20
And hamdi razak iirc.
And Philippe Cuervo....and, yes, Bouazza is also playing for them now.

They also had Tony Cascarino (is a wanker, is a wanker) there for a while.

Red Star are my favourite club in France - when I lived in the "93" I used to go to watch them every week. Darras was playing for them at the time - they were in the 2nd division when I first started going but slid down the leagues before climbing back up again. They won't go up this season though - 4 points behind 3rd place with 2 games to go I think.

I saw them play last season (when they won the 3rd division title) away at Luçon where I have a house. Bouazza played.....we (wife + 3 kids) boosted the Red Star following to 18 if I recall correctly!  


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Exiled Bob on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12:24:37
In all honesty, I can't remember specifically what our crimes were and why the punishment was supposed to reflect the crimes committed. I thought that a major part of if was that we were able to attract players to the club that might not have signed if everything was done legitimately. I see the breaking of FFP as a similar crime, in that competing clubs could argue that they were denied the same access to players because the guilty clubs used money they should not have been using in ways that they should not have been using it, if you get my drift. Any success that was achieved was therefore supported by underhand financial dealings and the consequences of the success (points accumulated / promotion) duly punished. Bournemouth's fine certainly does not punish the consequences of their lack of fair play.
We declared lower salaries for the players bought so that the transfer fees would be lower, and then topped the salaries up with illegal bonuses. I've got a letter from the Football League at home somewhere that details everything.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12:28:31
We declared lower salaries for the players bought so that the transfer fees would be lower, and then topped the salaries up with illegal bonuses. I've got a fag packet from the Football League at home somewhere that details everything.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: leftside on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12:45:00
We declared lower salaries for the players bought so that the transfer fees would be lower, and then topped the salaries up with illegal bonuses. I've got a letter from the Football League at home somewhere that details everything.
Cheers.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12:49:05
And Philippe Cuervo....and, yes, Bouazza is also playing for them now.
 

Looking at this http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/Person.asp?PersonID=CUERVOPH I was shocked to read that he only started 16 games for us, on his day one of the most exciting players although the bleached hair was a low point!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12:52:34
And Philippe Cuervo....and, yes, Bouazza is also playing for them now.

They also had Tony Cascarino (is a wanker, is a wanker) there for a while.

Red Star are my favourite club in France - when I lived in the "93" I used to go to watch them every week. Darras was playing for them at the time - they were in the 2nd division when I first started going but slid down the leagues before climbing back up again. They won't go up this season though - 4 points behind 3rd place with 2 games to go I think.

I saw them play last season (when they won the 3rd division title) away at Luçon where I have a house. Bouazza played.....we (wife + 3 kids) boosted the Red Star following to 18 if I recall correctly!  

Fred Darras sadly no longer with us. And who knows when or whether Red Star will get to play in St Ouen again.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: RedRag on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 13:41:01
I see the breaking of FFP as a similar crime, in that competing clubs could argue that they were denied the same access to players because the guilty clubs used money they should not have been using in ways that they should not have been using it, if you get my drift. Any success that was achieved was therefore supported by underhand financial dealings and the consequences of the success (points accumulated / promotion) duly punished. Bournemouth's fine certainly does not punish the consequences of their lack of fair play.
This could be one for Reg but it seems Top Tier clubs never face points deductions or similar but that lower tier clubs do



Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 14:15:22
We declared lower salaries for the players bought so that the transfer fees would be lower, and then topped the salaries up with illegal bonuses. I've got a letter from the Football League at home somewhere that details everything.

It equated to something like £105,000 of undeclared wages or something like that, which in today's money may be a bit more I suppose.  It wasn't huge, by any measure, but we fiddled the transfer tribunal process that was in place back then as well as the tax man.  So both football clubs and HMRC got less than they would otherwise have received and we afforded players we might not have afforded.  Similar but seen as much more serious offence as it went against the spirit of the league - note that paying football debts in administration is still a requirement of membership to the league, the league takes a dim view of not giving money to other clubs when it is due.  The FA took the appeal and put us back one league.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 14:25:02
2,600 safe standing spaces at Celtic next season

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/live-experience/cps/512/cpsprodpb/vivo/live/images/2016/5/4/4e7d4aaf-6ae1-456b-9a00-d3e5f31cdd27.jpg)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: leftside on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 20:57:28
2,600 safe standing spaces at Celtic next season

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/live-experience/cps/512/cpsprodpb/vivo/live/images/2016/5/4/4e7d4aaf-6ae1-456b-9a00-d3e5f31cdd27.jpg)
Fantastic. I hope it works out well for them and as a consequence causes a shift in other leagues.


Title: Re:
Post by: horlock07 on Sunday, May 8, 2016, 08:43:39
Hartlepool supporters all dressing up as Storm Troopers to travel to Plymouth yesterday.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: RobertT on Sunday, May 8, 2016, 10:56:01
They do something like that every season don't they, sure I've seen pictures of hundreds of Smurf's watching a game.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: suttonred on Sunday, May 8, 2016, 11:07:02
They've been doing it for about 10 years. Penguins and thunderbirds are 2 others I remember seeing. The best shot of the smurfs was them all on an escalator.


Title: Re:
Post by: horlock07 on Sunday, May 8, 2016, 11:27:55
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/row-zed/hartlepool-away-fans-don-amazing-7915793

They get some right bloody hikes on the last day of the season.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Monday, May 9, 2016, 16:08:19
QPR have binned that hideous crest they introduced in 2008.

http://mobile.qpr.co.uk/news/article/new-qpr-crest-launched-3097024.aspx


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, May 12, 2016, 15:48:19
Looks like Lingy is feeling well

http://www.eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk/sport/football/leyton-orient/john_mackie_delighted_to_see_so_many_old_faces_at_leyton_orient_s_10th_anniversary_promotion_dinner_1_4529796


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, May 22, 2016, 10:44:59
Hereford at Wenbley today in the FA Vase final in their first season after reforming the club.

They have won their league with 108 points & have sold nearly 20,000 tickets


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Red Frog on Sunday, May 22, 2016, 12:53:46
Hereford at Wenbley today in the FA Vase final in their first season after reforming the club.

They have won their league with 108 points & have sold nearly 20,000 tickets

Did they send an invite to daddy Agombar?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Sunday, May 22, 2016, 13:13:38
Hereford at Wenbley today in the FA Vase final in their first season after reforming the club.

They have won their league with 108 points & have sold nearly 20,000 tickets

They just got thoroughly fucking hammered.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 22, 2016, 13:18:53
They just got thoroughly fucking hammered.
Was just gonna put that, 4-1.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, May 22, 2016, 14:28:24
I'm at Wembley for these Non League Final games.

Hereford could have been 2 or 3 up before Morpeth sorted themselves out and Hereford duly crumbled.

Morpeth had ex-Bury centre-back Chris Swailes playing... Swailes is the tender age of 45 year old.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 15:17:41
Will Griggs definitely has some support...

At Wigan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUlSmCGj1r8
Internationally https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhTzqsN-90c


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, August 11, 2016, 09:46:36
No idea whether in its entirety this is wrong or right, but the banning of half and half scarfs is definitely right!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3733849/Chelsea-ban-half-half-scarf-sales-stall-holders-trademarking-club-s-clothing-items.html


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ells on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 20:52:59
Great way to announce a new signing

https://twitter.com/Arsenal/status/770705268464312322?s=08


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Whits on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 23:10:06
Great way to announce a new signing

https://twitter.com/Arsenal/status/770705268464312322?s=08
hhaha that's brilliant


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, September 12, 2016, 09:53:56
Nice gesture, http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37334911


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Nemo on Monday, September 12, 2016, 21:52:43
Everton have just given 200k to the fund for the cancer treatment for the young lad who was their mascot tonight. Fair play.

Edit: take that back, the young lad was the Sunderland mascot...


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 21:20:26
Seeing highlights of Aden Flint being turned inside-out in the 95th minute at Sheffield Wednesday was particulary pleasing to the eye.

Shame, Power could've bought a new [insert luxury item here] with that [alleged] sell on.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 21:54:56
He had a mare Saturday too!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Super Hans on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 22:50:20
Few on OTIB calling for 'future Premiership star' Aden Flint to be dropped on Saturday.

Oh no no no Aden!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, September 19, 2016, 16:58:54
Nice touch from a club, can just imagine Reg leading the team out.....  :D

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37408635


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Friday, October 14, 2016, 13:32:41
About time, someone needed to start the ball rolling, hopefully some of the other clubs follow suit:
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/oct/13/liverpool-introduce-40000-a-year-salary-cap-academy-players-jurgen-klopp


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: DV Canio on Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10:20:22
I believe Manchester United have had something similar in places for years.

One of their young players wanted wages above the cap. United stuck to their guns and didn't budge. Said Young players contract expired and he went away on a free transfer.






In August this year Manchester United paid 89m to sign him. Genius


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10:23:28
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37660279


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Exiled Bob on Saturday, October 15, 2016, 14:29:53
He kept the money though.  :D


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Saturday, October 15, 2016, 18:21:15
I believe Manchester United have had something similar in places for years.

One of their young players wanted wages above the cap. United stuck to their guns and didn't budge. Said Young players contract expired and he went away on a free transfer.

In August this year Manchester United paid 89m to sign him. Genius
Pogba wasn't an Academy player, he was a senior player and part of the 1st team squad at the time. Not even vaguely comparable. But you knew that. Trolling.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Friday, November 18, 2016, 14:17:06
Safe standing moving a bit closer?

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/nov/17/premier-league-clubs-agree-further-talks-safe-standing


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, November 19, 2016, 13:57:33
Safe standing moving a bit closer?

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/nov/17/premier-league-clubs-agree-further-talks-safe-standing

Good, I've never quite understood the objection if I'm honest.  If the clubs were actually serious about eradicating standing in grounds then I could, but watch MOTD any week and half of the ground are stood up in seated sections, which is far more dangerous than being stood up in safe standing areas.

The other thing that annoys me is they always roll out the Hillsborough Families for their reaction to it, they can hardly say anything other than what they do can they.

Anyone that has ever been to a football ground is well aware that it takes longer to get out of a stand with seats in it than it does from terracing (without fencing at the front) yet there were no calls to ban seated areas after the Bradford disaster


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, November 19, 2016, 14:10:21
Good, I've never quite understood the objection if I'm honest.  If the clubs were actually serious about eradicating standing in grounds then I could, but watch MOTD any week and half of the ground are stood up in seated sections, which is far more dangerous than being stood up in safe standing areas.

The other thing that annoys me is they always roll out the Hillsborough Families for their reaction to it, they can hardly say anything other than what they do can they.

Anyone that has ever been to a football ground is well aware that it takes longer to get out of a stand with seats in it than it does from terracing (without fencing at the front) yet there were no calls to ban seated areas after the Bradford disaster

You only have to look at the time it takes to clear the central sections of the DRS post match to think that there might be problems in the event of an emergency.
Think that the last proper drill might have been back in the McMahon days and it took ages to get out,  much to general amusement.
Yes, it's mainly a concrete and steel structure but could still be carnage if there was a situation involving mass panic.
(Even more than Norris scoring at home).


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Private Fraser on Saturday, November 19, 2016, 14:13:42

Yes, it's mainly a concrete and steel structure but could still be carnage if there was a situation involving mass panic.
(Even more than Norris scoring at home).

Neither are very likely to happen.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: suttonred on Saturday, November 19, 2016, 14:13:45
Pity in one way the younger fans will never get to experience the thrill/extreme terror. Of going from top to bottom of a terrace in seconds.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, November 19, 2016, 14:18:23
Pity in one way the younger fans will never get to experience the thrill/extreme terror. Of going from top to bottom of a terrace in seconds.

Indeed, my favourite was the equaliser at Arsenal in the League Cup, where I went from close to the clock to virtually the front before we had finished celebrating :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 19, 2016, 14:21:48
Indeed, my favourite was the equaliser at Arsenal in the League Cup, where I went from close to the clock to virtually the front before we had finished celebrating :)
Ditto! a bit scarey for a 13 year old as I was then but experiences I wouldn't ever change, something that will never be repeated with or without standing in the future.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 17:09:40
Following the flight disaster involving the Chapecoense football team several things have happened which warms the heart a little.
Atletico National have asked for the Copa Sudamericana to be awarded to Chapecoense
Several clubs have offered to loan the club players so they can continue to play
Corinthians have gone as far as requesting that the club are immune from relegation for 3 seasons.

Rivalries really are put to one side in times like these which is nice to see.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Don Rogers Sock on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 17:13:29
Following the flight disaster involving the Chapecoense football team several things have happened which warms the heart a little.
Atletico National have asked for the Copa Sudamericana to be awarded to Chapecoense
Several clubs have offered to loan the club players so they can continue to play
Corinthians have gone as far as requesting that the club are immune from relegation for 3 seasons.

Rivalries really are put to one side in times like these which is nice to see.
PSG also have donated 40 million Euros.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 17:14:30
PSG also have donated 40 million Euros.
I have just seen this. An incredible amount for the club


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 17:40:07
That is such an incredibly generous gesture by the French club, much respect to them.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 17:44:29
That is such an incredibly generous gesture by the French club, much respect to them.
PSG soures have denied it so not sure it's true. Either way I don't know how you go about rebuilding a club after a disaster like this, sport pales into insignificance.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: leftside on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 20:35:50
PSG soures have denied it so not sure it's true. Either way I don't know how you go about rebuilding a club after a disaster like this, sport pales into insignificance.
Or maybe the sport rises to even greater significance? A football club can be the heart of a community and therefore something that many can use as a foundation for support and togetherness. The shared experiences of football fans makes empathy/sympathy a lot more relevant - I suspect a lot of us old enough to remember Bradford and Hillsborough may have thought at the time 'there but for the grace of...'. There certainly seemed to be a lot more sympathy amongst football fans than the press, for example (that's not to say all football fans felt the same way though). Having a goal/purpose such as rebuilding a club may well play an important part in the lives of those affected by the tragedy.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 20:59:07
Or maybe the sport rises to even greater significance? A football club can be the heart of a community and therefore something that many can use as a foundation for support and togetherness. The shared experiences of football fans makes empathy/sympathy a lot more relevant - I suspect a lot of us old enough to remember Bradford and Hillsborough may have thought at the time 'there but for the grace of...'. There certainly seemed to be a lot more sympathy amongst football fans than the press, for example (that's not to say all football fans felt the same way though). Having a goal/purpose such as rebuilding a club may well play an important part in the lives of those affected by the tragedy.
In the long term I'd agree, but it's very very different situation to Bradford and Hillsborough. They've lost their entire squad, management, coaching staff etc I wouldn't even know where to start. It'll be months before they'll even be able to contemplate rebuilding the club I would have thought, a very tragic and unprecedented situation in modern football.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, December 1, 2016, 09:06:58
So the supporters of Athletico Nacional turned up for the postponed game and did this....

http://www.foxsports.com/soccer/story/watch-atletico-nacionals-touching-live-tribute-to-chapecoense-from-site-of-copa-final-113016


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, December 12, 2016, 17:39:19
Wasn't sure where to put this but I thought it was quite an interesting read.

https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/jack-lester-111330020.html


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Monday, December 12, 2016, 18:26:09
Wasn't sure where to put this but I thought it was quite an interesting read.

https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/jack-lester-111330020.html

Yes, a good read.
Wonder if our youth setup works to similar principles, would be good if they did.
Some parents of aspiring starlets might also benefit from being educated along similar lines.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 09:08:11
Wasn't sure where to put this but I thought it was quite an interesting read.

https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/jack-lester-111330020.html

"And if you’re the parent who demand all these young kids act as role models for your children, you need to understand that you’re asking a young lad who is a product of his environment to see through the distractions and media haze and become a beacon of humanity with a scribble of a signature - and you’re going to be let down."

Powerful stuff.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Power to people on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 12:50:08
So the supporters of Athletico Nacional turned up for the postponed game and did this....

http://www.foxsports.com/soccer/story/watch-atletico-nacionals-touching-live-tribute-to-chapecoense-from-site-of-copa-final-113016

Chapecoense have been fined for not fielding a team despite it being agreed they wouldn't


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 13:02:25
No they have not! It's (yet more) bullshit from the media.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, December 15, 2016, 17:57:24
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-38331624

Nice touch, and the restaurant is quite nice as well (used to work round the corner from it in Manchester) although a little big footballer blingy!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, December 16, 2016, 12:43:31
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-38322612

Such a sad story. Little Bradley has such an amazing smile.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Chubbs on Friday, December 16, 2016, 13:14:41
No they have not! It's (yet more) bullshit from the media.
Its the click bait sites such as 90min.com you need to watch out for. Every day on twitter you see headlines like "Top Man United star is shock transfer target to Premier League rivals" Turns out it Adnan Januzaj off to West Brom.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Panda Paws on Friday, December 16, 2016, 16:27:42
Its the click bait sites such as 90min.com you need to watch out for. Every day on twitter you see headlines like "Top Man United star is shock transfer target to Premier League rivals" Turns out it Adnan Januzaj off to West Brom.

90min is interesting. Originally developed to be completely non-clickbait. It's an "open" platform for football writers to monetise their writing thorugh rev share based on hits, originally designed to attract long-form content and other good writing by offering another way of monetising.

Very quickly taken over by content pushers in bed with social media MCNs though.
 


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ells on Friday, December 16, 2016, 23:07:42
90min is interesting. Originally developed to be completely non-clickbait. It's an "open" platform for football writers to monetise their writing thorugh rev share based on hits, originally designed to attract long-form content and other good writing by offering another way of monetising.

Very quickly taken over by content pushers in bed with social media MCNs though.
 

It's almost like you work in this field or something.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, December 22, 2016, 13:22:40
As we and Gillingham are both out of the cup, what's the chance of the club changing our home game scheduled for Tuesday 28 Feb to Sat 7 Jan?

Bound to get a better attendance.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, December 22, 2016, 15:23:33
As we and Gillingham are both out of the cup, what's the chance of the club changing our home game scheduled for Tuesday 28 Feb to Sat 7 Jan?

Bound to get a better attendance.

Zilch. Pikey's games are shunted to mid week to prevent their 250 travellers setting up on the CG extension.


Title: Re:
Post by: horlock07 on Sunday, January 8, 2017, 15:36:10
Morecambe fans clubbing together to pay the managers FA fine...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-vrjVgqE6w&sns=em


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Pax Romana on Sunday, January 8, 2017, 17:21:35
Yeah I saw that, really nice.  It's a friendly little club.

Big win for them yesterday.  My attempt to cheer myself up last night consisted of a vat of wine together with imagining what it must be like to be a Notts County fan right now.

What did Bentley get fined for?


Title: Re: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Sunday, January 8, 2017, 19:03:14
Yeah I saw that, really nice.  It's a friendly little club.

Big win for them yesterday.  My attempt to cheer myself up last night consisted of a vat of wine together with imagining what it must be like to be a Notts County fan right now.

What did Bentley get fined for?
http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/sport/football/shrimps-boss-will-state-his-case-1-8315380

Plus they have a new owner who has subsequently left the country.....
However as they are not Leeds this has barely been reported.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ells on Monday, January 9, 2017, 01:32:23
http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38549885

Asked what Liverpool could expect in the replay at Home Park, he added: "Welcome to the real world."


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 10:19:12
Runcorn Linnets mascot being called Ron Corn...

http://www.runcornlinnetsfc.co.uk/Players.asp?player=RonCorn&team=first


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 11:48:02

Looks like some decent days out to be had.

https://www.facebook.com/nonleaguemysterytours/

Who knows, give it 2 or 3 years and maybe those who like to follow Town on their travels could be doing something similar.  :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 12:44:27
Looks like some decent days out to be had.

https://www.facebook.com/nonleaguemysterytours/

Who knows, give it 2 or 3 years and maybe those who like to follow Town on their travels could be doing something similar.  :)


The fact that our next 2 opponents have recently had spells in non-league tells us we shouldn't be complacent about our present state.  Look at Crewe with a top grade academy and developing players history that Power can only dream about....5 points above the Conference drop line, after last season's relegation.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 13:29:35
The fact that our next 2 opponents have recently had spells in non-league tells us we shouldn't be complacent about our present state.  Look at Crewe with a top grade academy and developing players history that Power can only dream about....5 points above the Conference drop line, after last season's relegation.

Indeed. Tranmere, York, Torquay, Wrexham, Chester, D&R... Lots of teams end up there and find it hard to get back out.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 13:30:29
Stockport's story scares me (in football terms) more than anything.



Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 13:32:19
Stockport's story scares me (in football terms) more than anything.

Forgot about them! lalalala, can't hear you...


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 14:09:32
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/row-zed/portsmouth-star-becomes-new-nicest-9682982


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 14:42:35
Try to imagine Kasim doing something like that.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Panda Paws on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 14:56:32
Try to imagine Kasim doing something like that.

Not quite sure what your point is, but pretty sure Kasim does a lot of charity work in Iraq, particularly with children orphaned by conflict, so if it was a poorly veiled suggestion he's not a decent bloke, it's probably some way wide of the mark.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 15:06:01
Not quite sure what your point is, but pretty sure Kasim does a lot of charity work in Iraq, particularly with children orphaned by conflict, so if it was a poorly veiled suggestion he's not a decent bloke, it's probably some way wide of the mark.

Yeah but I've never seen him go to Portsmouth to coach some kids.

What a cunt.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 15:06:56
Indeed. Tranmere, York, Torquay, Wrexham, Chester, D&R... Lots of teams end up there and find it hard to get back out.

Lincoln are another. 

We had a little debate recently about is this the worst STFC squad ever? It's certainly a contender for that unwanted appellation, as well as the question are Luke and his side kick the worst STFC management combo ever?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 16:32:03
Not quite sure what your point is, but pretty sure Kasim does a lot of charity work in Iraq, particularly with children orphaned by conflict, so if it was a poorly veiled suggestion he's not a decent bloke, it's probably some way wide of the mark.

I don't know why I singled out Kasim to be honest. What I really meant was I couldn't imagine our current squad going out of their way to do stuff like this. And you're right, I'm probably talking complete bollocks.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ells on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 18:43:09
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/04/09/sports/after-bombing-iraqi-player-hopes-soccer-holds-the-power-to-heal.html


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 13:04:47
Burnely's 'mascots' for their game against Lincoln today are septu- and octo- generians. It's rather lovely.

https://twitter.com/BBCMOTD/status/832932726575599616


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Monday, March 6, 2017, 14:12:04
Togo international has now saved four people from choking on their tongues in four separate incidents:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/06/francis-kone-player-could-have-died-togo-czech-republic


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, March 6, 2017, 15:22:17
Burnely's 'mascots' for their game against Lincoln today are septu- and octo- generians. It's rather lovely.

https://twitter.com/BBCMOTD/status/832932726575599616

There is a club in Sweden (? it might be somewhere else, i think I have linked it on this thread before) who have been doing this for a bit.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, March 6, 2017, 15:29:03
Burnely's 'mascots' for their game against Lincoln today are septu- and octo- generians. It's rather lovely.

https://twitter.com/BBCMOTD/status/832932726575599616

Usually folk pay to be mascots..... I'm not sure I'd lead our sack of shit onto the pitch if the club paid me.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ells on Monday, March 6, 2017, 17:38:14
Usually folk pay to be mascots..... I'm not sure I'd lead our sack of shit onto the pitch if the club paid me.

You couldn't anyway Reg, we all know you're Rocking Robin ;)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, March 11, 2017, 17:14:38
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/10/safe-standing-football-league-rail-seats


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 11, 2017, 22:23:40
Alan Pardew coming to the home of Alan Partridge. It's poetry.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, March 16, 2017, 20:46:58
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rougvie/albums/72157603951477527/page1


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, March 17, 2017, 11:33:35
You can always count on Roy Keane....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39301241


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, March 17, 2017, 11:49:52
You can always count on Roy Keane....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39301241

I can't help but agree with Keane to be honest.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: donkey on Friday, March 17, 2017, 17:48:50
I can't help but agree with Keane to be honest.

Don't often agree with Keane, but that's quality. :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, March 17, 2017, 17:54:15
Don't often agree with Keane, but that's quality. :)

Just a pity he didn't tell Mourinho to shove it up his bollocks, that would have made it perfect.  :D


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, March 26, 2017, 16:03:08
Jermain Defoe seems like a lovely chap


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ells on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 14:14:18
It's not strictly football but football fans I suppose..

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2017/03/28/birth-record-iceland-hospital-nine-months-day-since-win-england/


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ginginho on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 15:15:20
Haha, ace.

Where I used to work there were around 12 of us in the office and three of us had the same birthday.
We worked out we were probably conceived on Valentine's Day :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 15:30:52
A friend of mine puts his conception down to Southampton winning the FA Cup.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ells on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 15:43:54
My parents aren't sure if they were in Alsace or Penhill.
Either way I'm glad they went for "Victoria"..


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 15:44:56
I'm pretty sure I was after a Genesis gig...


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ells on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 16:32:59
I'm pretty sure I was after a Genesis gig...

Nice to meet you Abacab  :girlgiggle:


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: worcesterrobin on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 16:39:03
Haha, ace.

Where I used to work there were around 12 of us in the office and three of us had the same birthday.
We worked out we were probably conceived on Valentine's Day :)
My 2 sisters and myself all have birthdays in the 1st week of August. It seems there must have been some indoor fireworks also on bonfire night.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: herthab on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 18:00:36
I was conceived on Christmas Day. Seems Santa isn't the only bloke to come once a year...


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 19:36:37
Haha, ace.

Where I used to work there were around 12 of us in the office and three of us had the same birthday.
We worked out we were probably conceived on Valentine's Day :)

Your birthday must be around 9th of November then - same as my daughter!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ginginho on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 19:41:40
Your birthday must be around 9th of November then - same as my daughter!

25th


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 20:15:49
I think the polite phrase to sum my conception up is 'the last throw of the dice'.

It didn't work.

My dad gave me his Town programme collection and in there was one for Stockport away on a Friday night, I was born the Sunday before....


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 08:55:10
Nice to meet you Abacab  :girlgiggle:

Tune


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Private Fraser on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 17:47:39
 :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:

Couldn't happen to a nicer fellow:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39434585


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Saxondale on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 19:53:27
I just saw a tweet with that picture saying 'well at least she's got over Lionel Richie' which amused me greatly.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 20:05:31
25th

Ah, ok. Not that close then!


Title: Re:
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 08:06:27
The Bristol City and Preston Northend love in of 2015 appears to have ended in spectacular style with the Preston 5-0 win last night.

Is Flint saying Oh No?

Sent from my HTC One M9


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Leggett on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 08:30:19
I'm pretty sure I was after a Genesis gig...

Not so much of an Invisible Touch there, amirite?!? :D


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 09:23:12
Not so much of an Invisible Touch there, amirite?!? :D

BOOOOM!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: mystical_goat on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 17:26:13
Tony Adams' suit is what is right with football, you don't see many like this nowadays. Looks wonderful with the well-chosen black shirt too.

http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/la_liga/254164/official-tony-adams-hired-as-granada-head-coach-wears-truly-hideous-suit-for-the-occasion-photo.html


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Munichred on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 21:49:49
After tonight's Dortmund- Monaco game was rescheduled for tomorrow, many Dortmund fans are giving the travelling Monaco supporters a place to stay for the night.

    

    Dear supporters of @AS_Monaco_EN! If you need accommodation in Dortmund, please check #bedforawayfans. #bvbasm

    Borussia Dortmund

    BVB

    Dear supporters of @AS_Monaco_EN! If you need accommodation in Dortmund, please check #bedforawayfans. #bvbasm
    7:10 p.m. - 11 April 2017
  
    

(http://Dortmund Monaco.jpeg)





Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 07:38:19
After tonight's Dortmund- Monaco game was rescheduled for tomorrow, many Dortmund fans are giving the travelling Monaco supporters a place to stay for the night.

    

    Dear supporters of @AS_Monaco_EN! If you need accommodation in Dortmund, please check #bedforawayfans. #bvbasm

    Borussia Dortmund

    BVB

    Dear supporters of @AS_Monaco_EN! If you need accommodation in Dortmund, please check #bedforawayfans. #bvbasm
    7:10 p.m. - 11 April 2017
  
    

(http://Dortmund Monaco.jpeg)


A great example of the positive work of social media. Certainly beats people putting pictures of their fucking dinner or checking into gyms etc.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 07:44:54
A great example of the positive work of social media. Certainly beats people putting pictures of their fucking dinner or checking into gyms etc.


Although those Dortmund / Monaco fans are clearly showing off their dinners in that photo  ;)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 07:48:35
A great example of the positive work of social media. Certainly beats people putting pictures of their fucking dinner or checking into gyms etc.


Similar happened pre social media back around 86/87 ish. Town were away at Saltergate on a Friday night, the floodlights failed, so it was agreed to play on the Sat afternoon. Spireites fans just came up and offered a bed/sofa/floor etc for the night to any who wanted it.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 08:51:22
Similar happened pre social media back around 86/87 ish. Town were away at Saltergate on a Friday night, the floodlights failed, so it was agreed to play on the Sat afternoon. Spireites fans just came up and offered a bed/sofa/floor etc for the night to any who wanted it.
A group of us got drunk and the police let us sleep in the cop shop. Told us where to get a good breakfast and off we went again and won 3-1. Good trip. Good coppers.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 11:13:59
Although those Dortmund / Monaco fans are clearly showing off their dinners in that photo  ;)

Bollocks!! :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 11:15:06
Similar happened pre social media back around 86/87 ish. Town were away at Saltergate on a Friday night, the floodlights failed, so it was agreed to play on the Sat afternoon. Spireites fans just came up and offered a bed/sofa/floor etc for the night to any who wanted it.

Presumably there weren't 85k fans at Saltergate though was there Reg?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 11:47:04
Presumably there weren't 85 fans at Saltergate though was there Reg?
Closer.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 12:29:26
About 500. It was arranged for the next day. Chesterfield gave free entry to all and Town paid for coaches for fans. Oh for the days when we were all one big happy family.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 14:18:02
Presumably there weren't 85k fans at Saltergate though was there Reg?

Monaco took 85K  :hmmm:  Impressive they get about 3000 for home games.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 16:11:45
Monaco took 85K  :hmmm:  Impressive they get about 3000 for home games.

Clearly not, but my point was there was significantly more people at the game last night and so the chances of what happened at Saltergate in 1985 would have been much harder.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Friday, April 14, 2017, 10:02:05
Proper football fan response to whinging Arsenal fans on what actually constitutes supporting an inept football club:

http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/arsenal/254221/in-response-to-arsenal-whining-long-suffering-darlington-fan-describes-what-supporting-a-properly-inept-club-entails.html


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 21:10:54
 Lionel Messi scores his 500th goal for Barca, with a last minute winner at the Bernabeu. That's even more than Harry Morris.

 


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 21:34:12
Lionel Messi scores his 500th goal for Barca, with a last minute winner at the Bernabeu. That's even more than Harry Morris.
I know new players always come along but he's going to leave some ludicrously difficult to beat records, I mean 500 goals at 30 years old is madness!  Looked like Real Madrid tried the old kick off the pitch approach and it failed spectacularly...


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, April 24, 2017, 10:58:26
I know new players always come along but he's going to leave some ludicrously difficult to beat records, I mean 500 goals at 30 years old is madness!  Looked like Real Madrid tried the old kick off the pitch approach and it failed spectacularly...

About 11 years ago, I cracked and got Sky.  It was when cricket left terrestrial.... wouldn't pay tuppence for the Prem, but couldn't live without Test cricket to watch.

Anyway, I discovered Sky showed Spanish football. It was about the time of Ronaldinho playing under Rijkaard.  Ronaldinho was being interviewed and asked "what's it like to be the best player in the world?"  His answer... "I'm not even the best player at Barcelona.... there's a kid...  So thought I'd look out for the kid. Every so often sport/art/music etc thorws up someone who is way beyond the norms. Football has had 2 in the last decade or so, and probaably won't produce any more in my lifetime.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: theakston2k on Monday, April 24, 2017, 11:54:30
About 11 years ago, I cracked and got Sky.  It was when cricket left terrestrial.... wouldn't pay tuppence for the Prem, but couldn't live without Test cricket to watch.

Anyway, I discovered Sky showed Spanish football. It was about the time of Ronaldinho playing under Rijkaard.  Ronaldinho was being interviewed and asked "what's it like to be the best player in the world?"  His answer... "I'm not even the best player at Barcelona.... there's a kid...  So thought I'd look out for the kid. Every so often sport/art/music etc thorws up someone who is way beyond the norms. Football has had 2 in the last decade or so, and probaably won't produce any more in my lifetime.
There's an interview with Kevin Prince-Boateng which kind of sums it up where he says Ronaldo is the player that young players should strive to emulate in terms of training and hard work (not necessarily his strops on the pitch though). Messi is just in another world and almost impossible to emulate as it's all natural to him, he's a once in a lifetime player. When you look at videos of him playing as a kid he pretty much played exactly the same as he does now, same running and dribbling technique and everything.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: RedRag on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 10:54:10
Proper football fan response to whinging Arsenal fans on what actually constitutes supporting an inept football club:

http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/arsenal/254221/in-response-to-arsenal-whining-long-suffering-darlington-fan-describes-what-supporting-a-properly-inept-club-entails.html

Never mind Arsenal fans, I don't think we should be whinging after reading that lot.

There's little more cheering than Schadenfreude.  Thank you Darlo fan.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 16:32:59
EFL to do live streaming of every clubs league games to overseas fans. Easy to work round with a vpn i should think


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Panda Paws on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 16:45:48
Saw that this morning - still drives me mad that there's not a "season pass' style solution for UK fans.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 16:56:09
Saw that this morning - still drives me mad that there's not a "season pass' style solution for UK fans.

Stupid broadcasting rules. Just use a VPN, thats what i'd do


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 16:57:01
I'll have some of that!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 17:03:44
So will I! where is that proxy.... :D


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 17:05:47
I might just pay depending on how flush I am (or am not). Proxies can be unreliable and frustrating.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 17:12:04
Works out about 9 quid a month


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 17:31:16
Stupid broadcasting rules. Just use a VPN, thats what i'd do

Yep, generally Hola is pretty reliable.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 11:17:14
Fantastic own goal!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39947732


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 16:09:13
Nah, Wayne Hatswell for me, got a full season run on Match of the Day didn't it?  Looked like he really meant it.  This may just be me remembering it because I played against/with him at school.  As it happens, my first ever goal in any sort of competitive game (as in not just in the playground) was an own goal in game between Freshbrook Junior School and Oliver Tomkins, if memory serves me correct we won 5-1.  I later despatched a cracking volley into my own net for New College 3rd team vs, Swindon Town Ladies, we won something like 9-1.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Thursday, May 18, 2017, 13:22:30
Retrospective bans for diving from next season:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39962886


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Thursday, May 18, 2017, 13:54:44
Retrospective bans for diving from next season:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39962886

That's good news
Just need review's of all goals and penalty decisions to bring the national sport into the 21st century. (Both of which should not affect the flow of a game as they are natural stoppages anyway).

Big screens to show "The ref done good" if a correct decision or "The ref is a cunt" if incorrect.

Podium dancers to keep the crowd entertained during reviews and pitchside jacuzzi's offered up as part of match day experience packages.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Exiled Bob on Thursday, May 18, 2017, 14:45:29
Retrospective bans for diving from next season:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39962886
Hooray. The best decision ever made.

Man U could struggle to field a team after a few weeks.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, May 18, 2017, 14:51:24
Hooray. The best decision ever made.

Man U could struggle to field a team after a few weeks.

I'm willing to put more than a few quid on a few examples being made of mid level foreign players at lower half teams at best.

If they discover the balls to ban Rashford say, then I'll be stunned.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ells on Thursday, May 18, 2017, 16:14:25
I'm willing to put more than a few quid on a few examples being made of mid level foreign players at lower half teams at best.

If they discover the balls to ban Rashford say, then I'll be stunned.

This. It's all very well saying they'll do it but will they?
Apparently we were suppose to be cracking down on haranguing of referees this season and how often did that happen?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Posh Red on Thursday, May 18, 2017, 18:04:48
I remember when they said they would punish goalkeepers for holding the ball too long.

First game of the season (I think) home to Sheff Utd we got a free kick on the edge of the 6 yard box because of it & Jimmy Quinn scored.

However, within a few weeks the refs forgot about it.

Same thing is likely to happen here


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Thursday, May 18, 2017, 18:47:54
Apparently we were suppose to be cracking down on haranguing of referees this season and how often did that happen?

TBF there did seem to be a fair few fines dished out to clubs for failure to control their players, including us if LW was to be believed.

Hyperactive Italian managers should also be punished for waving imaginary cards on the touchline.

As should managers who stand around with hands in pockets with only top button of overcoat done up.


Title: Re:
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, May 18, 2017, 19:41:07
Sam Allardyce: Crystal Palace manager says diving ban 'utter rubbish' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39963445

This reinforces that it's a bloody good idea

Sent from my Hudl 2


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 18, 2017, 20:51:52
The Play-Offs.

We've experienced the highs and lows and it's still great.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ells on Thursday, May 18, 2017, 20:52:37
The Play-Offs.

We've experienced the highs and lows and it's still great.

That Exeter game was astounding.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Friday, May 19, 2017, 07:20:16
As should managers who stand around with hands in pockets with only top button of overcoat done up.
That should be punishable with an instantaneous pitch-side flogging, on the spot. Clubs to be required to have cat 'o' nine tails in the medical room for such an eventuality


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, May 20, 2017, 12:49:24
I know its all over the net and some people are probably fed up with it but you have to give Jermaine Defoe a massive amount of respect for his actions during this whole saga. He has gone up in my estimations, shame more of these "football heroes" don't behave like he has.

http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/update/2017-05-19/jemain-defoe-arrives-at-best-mate-bradleys-party/


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, May 20, 2017, 16:03:23
I know its all over the net and some people are probably fed up with it but you have to give Jermaine Defoe a massive amount of respect for his actions during this whole saga. He has gone up in my estimations, shame more of these "football heroes" don't behave like he has.

http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/update/2017-05-19/jemain-defoe-arrives-at-best-mate-bradleys-party/

Certainly. I also think there is a lot of this stuff that does go on but doesn't get reported as much. I love these stories because it also shows that many sports stars/famous people are regular, generous, and empathetic humans. The issue is media because lets face it; "£200k pw Footballer in sex and drink scandal" sells ashamedly more than "Professional sports star gives 50% of earnings to charity and trusts."

Tis a shame.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: reeves4england on Monday, May 22, 2017, 09:58:19
Safe standing spreading to the USA. This is now the third US stadium to incorporate it. Hearts apparently considering it too up in Jockland.

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/05/20/lafcs-supporters-form-umbrella-group-club-announces-safe-standing-section


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: mystical_goat on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 17:10:03
I know its all over the net and some people are probably fed up with it but you have to give Jermaine Defoe a massive amount of respect for his actions during this whole saga. He has gone up in my estimations, shame more of these "football heroes" don't behave like he has.

http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/update/2017-05-19/jemain-defoe-arrives-at-best-mate-bradleys-party/

It's a great thing.

Also it should be a completely normal thing. Maybe it is, but they keep it low-key. Premiership footballers paid over a certain amount should have an obligation to charity. They have so much spare time and money.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Chubbs on Friday, May 26, 2017, 12:15:36
Ignore the fact its DM and this gives a really refreshing insight into the rise of Kante.

Nice to see there are still footballer out there who like to stay out of the lime light and dont take their fortunes for granted

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-4542624/How-N-Golo-Kante-went-Division-9-serial-winner.html


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, May 27, 2017, 21:05:52
Victor Moses getting sent off for diving in the FA cup final was a very satisfying moment, fair play to the ref for making the call


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Saturday, May 27, 2017, 21:47:55
yup, totally thought he'd got it wrong until the replay. spot on though


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 09:23:16
Moses did the same in the semi final too. Got away with it as Son was stupid and left his leg out.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: fuzzy on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 10:13:22
Reading still being in the Championship.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Munichred on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 10:59:06
Talking of playoffs, I'm off to see 1860 Munich play Regensburg tonight. First leg last week ended 1-1, so the winner tonight will play in the second tier next year.  A fairly local derby, over 60,000 expected in the Allianz Arena.

Although I've seen various European matches here involving visiting British teams in the last 17 years, and a few World Cup games in 2006, this will be my first "league game". 

Relegation for 1860 would be a disaster, Regensburg haven't lost an away game since last November.

There could be the Mother of all Parties in Munich tonight, on the other hand the 1860 fans could turn ugly...

Should be fun...


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Munichred on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 19:53:34
Talking of playoffs, I'm off to see 1860 Munich play Regensburg tonight. First leg last week ended 1-1, so the winner tonight will play in the second tier next year.  A fairly local derby, over 60,000 expected in the Allianz Arena.

Although I've seen various European matches here involving visiting British teams in the last 17 years, and a few World Cup games in 2006, this will be my first "league game". 

Relegation for 1860 would be a disaster, Regensburg haven't lost an away game since last November.

There could be the Mother of all Parties in Munich tonight, on the other hand the 1860 fans could turn ugly...

Should be fun...



It was indeed fun, up to the kick-off, and some of the 1860 fans did turn ugly.

Good atmosphere before the game, great music and a stadium announcer on the pitch who's been doing it for years and had the 1860 fans eating out of his hands.  1860 have some stirring club songs which everyone joined in with and both home and away fans joined together to sing You'll never walk alone. All good stuff.

Then the game started, and Regensburg were the better team. They had a good defence, attacked quickly and in numbers, and scored two goals in the first half. 1860 just had a good stadium announcer.

Half way through the second half the photographers started leaving the end 1860 were allegedly attacking, i.e. where their hard-core fans were. With about 20 minutes to go a firework was thrown on the pitch from that end, followed by a few seats etc. The ref took the players off and riot police replaced the stewards. More seats were thrown on the pitch but after about 15 minutes the game restarted. Several more seats were thrown into the penalty area, even while corners were being taken, the players just throwing them off the pitch. Quite bizarre, a bit like the bad old 70's in England.

The game eventually finished, leaving the 1860 players holding their heads, the goalkeeper lying face down for at least 5 minutes. We left then, with the Regensburg players and fans obviously enjoying their promotion.  There wasn't any apparent hostility between the fans, although there may well have been other trouble after the game.



Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Pax Romana on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 23:57:57
Was there the expected 60k attendance? That's a hell of a crowd for a Div 2/3 decider.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Munichred on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 06:58:44
62,200 was the attendance shown on the stadium screens. Tickets from €11

Partly because of the way the leagues are structured, a total of five 1860 teams have been relegated. Reserves, U17 etc.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Munichred on Saturday, June 3, 2017, 07:06:44

It was indeed fun, up to the kick-off, and some of the 1860 fans did turn ugly.

Good atmosphere before the game, great music and a stadium announcer on the pitch who's been doing it for years and had the 1860 fans eating out of his hands.  1860 have some stirring club songs which everyone joined in with and both home and away fans joined together to sing You'll never walk alone. All good stuff.

Then the game started, and Regensburg were the better team. They had a good defence, attacked quickly and in numbers, and scored two goals in the first half. 1860 just had a good stadium announcer.

Half way through the second half the photographers started leaving the end 1860 were allegedly attacking, i.e. where their hard-core fans were. With about 20 minutes to go a firework was thrown on the pitch from that end, followed by a few seats etc. The ref took the players off and riot police replaced the stewards. More seats were thrown on the pitch but after about 15 minutes the game restarted. Several more seats were thrown into the penalty area, even while corners were being taken, the players just throwing them off the pitch. Quite bizarre, a bit like the bad old 70's in England.

The game eventually finished, leaving the 1860 players holding their heads, the goalkeeper lying face down for at least 5 minutes. We left then, with the Regensburg players and fans obviously enjoying their promotion.  There wasn't any apparent hostility between the fans, although there may well have been other trouble after the game.



Not really suitable now for "What's right with football ", but just to update how big a disaster this defeat was for 1860.

The club's major investor refused to pay the necessary c€5 million licence fee to play in the third division, meaning the club will be playing in the fourth (amateur) division next season, and not in the Allianz Arena. (Rent was being paid to the owners Bayern Munich). Essentially, 1860 as a professional football club is no more.   >:(


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Family at War on Saturday, June 3, 2017, 07:49:27
Bloody hell' that is a hell of a drop for a once proud club. I can remember watching them as 10/11 year old in the Cup Winners Cup final of 64/65 and a great team, beaten by 2 Alan Sealey goals for West Ham. Will they ever recover?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Saturday, June 3, 2017, 08:18:26
Even the German model has wanky owners then.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, June 3, 2017, 08:44:31
Ismaik is a scumbag and should just fcuk off. He spent big this season but wasted money on the wrong areas and staffed the club with expensive people, most of whom cannot even speak German.
If he stops treating it as a toy and leaves, the new start can be a positive - but if he stays he will continue to treat the club the wrong way.

When you think on Tuesday there were 62,000 there, and now this.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: mystical_goat on Monday, June 5, 2017, 16:08:49
Great pass from Cook to the player who'd just been crunched

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40158561

I think Paul Simpson might be the U20's manager.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 18:06:13
After 10 years homeless work has started on rebuilding Gloucester City's ground following the 2007 floods.

https://twitter.com/GCAFCofficial/status/871766823624212481


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 21:16:00
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/london-bridge-terror-attack-fk-fuck-you-im-millwall-hero-roy-larner-football-fan-lion-of-london-a7775246.html


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: RedRag on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 21:41:55
Good post.

Not often anyone "likes" the Wall but loved this story.  3 knife wielding Jihadists, one in an Arsenal top apparently, shouting "Islam, Islam" and getting the "Fuck you, I'm Milwall" response from Mr Larner who saw them eventually "leg it" out of the Pub.

Respect, Mr Larner.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 21:59:15
What an absolute idiot.

Fair play to him.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 09:02:41
Probably about the only time you'd be pleased to hear someone loudly declare themselves "I'm Millwall". Absolute hero. Also the Romanian baker who took them on with crates, the Sunday Times executive who attacked them unarmed and the copper who took them on with only a baton. One of the few bright points to come out of this horrid saga has been the several tales of these acts of individual heroism that undoubtedly saved lives and speaks volumes about the determination and courage of ordinary people in the face of unspeakable horror.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 09:05:26
The Romanian bloke apparently threw a crate, knew it'd missed so then used another crate to smash one in the head. Fair play!

I heard a story of a journalist who is also some kind of martial arts expert who also took them on, apparently shirtless. He got stabbed in the neck, and theres a video of him casually walking away with a cloth to his neck. Again, fair play. No idea how I'd react in this situation but I can't imagine I'd square up to 3 jihadis unarmed.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 09:47:56
I can't imagine I'd square up to 3 jihadis unarmed.


Best advice is to run away to somewhere safe, or if not possible run away and hide and try to make the hidey space safe if you can.

I'd try to do that unless I or my family was in danger - assuming I had time , didn't freeze and understood the gravity. I think.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Super Hans on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 10:34:15
There will come a time when people are fed up of these fuckwits, fear will turn to pure anger and in a situation like Saturdays I'd expect the terrorists to get the absolute crap kicked out of them.

I'd run if I was with my family but in a club/bar situation id like to think I'd have enough about me to try and take these arseholes out as long as there were like minded people with me.

Seems a better option than hoping for the best.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 10:45:22
The fight or flight response is innate in all of us. People can do some surprising things when up against it.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 16:09:30

Best advice is to run away to somewhere safe, or if not possible run away and hide and try to make the hidey space safe if you can.

I'd try to do that unless I or my family was in danger - assuming I had time , didn't freeze and understood the gravity. I think.


Noticed a story in the Adver yesterday about some ex SAS bloke bringing a book out re how to combat a random knife based terror attack, basically grab anything that comes to hand depending on circumstance, hot cuppa, pint mug, chair, laptop bag etc.
Still a very brave thing to try and fight back, but wouldn't be surprised to see a growing "have a go" resistance to this sickness if attacks continue in a similar vein.

Just waiting on news of the landings of the Bushwacker Volunteer Battalions near Sirte.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, June 15, 2017, 13:29:01
http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11758/10913314/vote-what-was-swindons-greatest-premier-league-game

I voted for Sheffield Wednesday away. Brilliant support for an evening away game. Great atmosphere, 6 goals and another game we should have won.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Posh Red on Thursday, June 15, 2017, 18:34:19
http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11758/10913314/vote-what-was-swindons-greatest-premier-league-game

I voted for Sheffield Wednesday away. Brilliant support for an evening away game. Great atmosphere, 6 goals and another game we should have won.

Liverpool away, it was my Birthday :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 08:53:49

Ayr United kit launch.
Wasn't sure where to put this. Causing a storm in a D cup.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/ayr-uniteds-kit-suddenly-very-10700370




Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 08:59:22
Ayr United kit launch.
Wasn't sure where to put this. Causing a storm in a D cup.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/ayr-uniteds-kit-suddenly-very-10700370




Very tasteful....shame we didn't get a similar job on the shorts to find out if she's got ayr or not.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: mystical_goat on Sunday, July 2, 2017, 13:31:24
Superb, Reg.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Quagmire on Monday, July 3, 2017, 14:41:10
I know he's not the most popular player, and I know he's still allegedly picking up £5m for it, but fair play to John Terry for dropping down to the Championship for a season.
He could have picked up a lot more money in the States or China, or even staying in the Premier League. I just wish most footballers would follow in his footsteps and drop down a league rather than retire.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, July 3, 2017, 15:04:52
I know he's not the most popular player, and I know he's still allegedly picking up £5m for it, but fair play to John Terry for dropping down to the Championship for a season.
He could have picked up a lot more money in the States or China, or even staying in the Premier League. I just wish most footballers would follow in his footsteps and drop down a league rather than retire.

I suspect its more to do with his well publicised dislike of those who look different to him rather than any noble aspiration to support lower league football, possibly he likes brummie booty?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Monday, July 3, 2017, 15:06:07
Match made in heaven I would say


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Thursday, July 27, 2017, 09:20:07

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/apr/02/ostersund-sweden-winter-city-football-graham-potter-english-manager

"So far Potter’s squad have collaborated in writing a book, staging an art exhibition, acting in plays and dancing – in, possibly, his most ambitious project to date, they staged a version of Swan Lake."

But do they still have the time to play FIFA?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, August 3, 2017, 11:34:41
Not sure its entirely 'right' but nice to see a governing body actually doing something...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40814854


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Chubbs on Thursday, August 3, 2017, 11:43:32
Not sure its entirely 'right' but nice to see a governing body actually doing something...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40814854
This annoys me. Whats the point of having buy out clauses if even when met the governing bodies try to block it. It defeats the object of having them.
La Liga are just scared of loosing one of their most marketable players. Messi and Suarez are 30, Ronaldo 32. Couple of years and Neymar will be top of the pile and if he's not in La Liga, who else do they have? Bale (if he stays much longer) that's about it.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Thursday, August 3, 2017, 11:56:22
Did you see the la liga statement about how state run clubs shouldnt be allowed to do what PsG are doing?

Erm.... Barca and Real Madrid ring any bells??


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, August 3, 2017, 12:13:25
This annoys me. Whats the point of having buy out clauses if even when met the governing bodies try to block it. It defeats the object of having them.
La Liga are just scared of loosing one of their most marketable players. Messi and Suarez are 30, Ronaldo 32. Couple of years and Neymar will be top of the pile and if he's not in La Liga, who else do they have? Bale (if he stays much longer) that's about it.

I think they are claiming that a) there are longstanding disputes over money and loyalty payments between Barca and Neymar/his advisors which need sorting before he can actually activate the clause and b) PSG cannot make the payment without breaking FFP rules. Its a bloody strange system over there in that the player has to buy himself out of the contract by meeting the buy out clause, which ultimately means that PSG have to give him £198m up front to pass to Barca, would he not immediately get clobbered for tax on that anyway!

Did you see the la liga statement about how state run clubs shouldnt be allowed to do what PsG are doing?

Erm.... Barca and Real Madrid ring any bells??

I don't think either Barca or Madrid are state run clubs, unless Catalonia is considered a state, which opens a whole can of worms. Barca fans have historically claimed that Madrid are backed by the state, but that goes back to the Civil War and some dubious refereeing and the assassination by the state of various Barca club officials. 


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Tails on Thursday, August 3, 2017, 12:19:12
Did you see the la liga statement about how state run clubs shouldnt be allowed to do what PsG are doing?

Erm.... Barca and Real Madrid ring any bells??

They are both massive clubs with huge revenue streams..... PSG are not


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, August 3, 2017, 12:21:29
Did you see the la liga statement about how state run clubs shouldnt be allowed to do what PsG are doing?

Erm.... Barca and Real Madrid ring any bells??
Barcelona are owned by their fans through a membership scheme I believe.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ells on Thursday, August 3, 2017, 19:35:32
Lovely banner from Crawley fans at the England game tonight - says "that tinpot club from sussex" 👍🏼


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: reeves4england on Friday, August 4, 2017, 11:18:25
New penalties for 'successful deception' of a referee. Not sure what I think of the process but good to see they're acting on it

http://www.thefa.com/news/2017/aug/04/fa-confirm-pool-for-successful-deception-offences-040817


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: reeves4england on Monday, August 14, 2017, 12:17:05
And on a similar note, Ronaldo sent off for diving against Barca. Interesting to see if/how he gets punished for the gentle shove on the referee after.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnpmqoj7AaY

(Excuse the clueless American commentary)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Chubbs on Monday, August 14, 2017, 12:22:14
Disappointed now ive seen it. I was hoping for a di canio-esq shove


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 13:44:33
Everton's U23s clubbing together to raise the money for a house for a young people's homeless project:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/item/81a22fd8-f3a0-44b5-a849-ba3f5d601e57


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 14:22:09
Everton's U23s clubbing together to raise the money for a house for a young people's homeless project:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/item/81a22fd8-f3a0-44b5-a849-ba3f5d601e57
Was impressed with this.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 17:09:31
Everton's U23s clubbing together to raise the money for a house for a young people's homeless project:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/item/81a22fd8-f3a0-44b5-a849-ba3f5d601e57
They got other people to sponsor them by the looks of it. I thought they had paid for it themselves.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 21:04:35
They got other people to sponsor them by the looks of it. I thought they had paid for it themselves.
Bit of both apparently. And some of the coaching staff and 1st team chipped in, too


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Barry Scott on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 20:31:04
This story reads like it contains many qualities that used to be right about football, and previously no longer seemed to be. Young 16 year old courted by all, but just wants to play for Genoa (the the moment).

There are of course many things that are wrong about football in this article too.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41376001


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Power to people on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 11:53:22
Bit of both apparently. And some of the coaching staff and 1st team chipped in, too

To be fair Rooney could have bought 1 house on his own with a weeks wages


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ells on Saturday, October 7, 2017, 20:17:06
Norge 🇳🇴
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/international/norway-men-ladies-wage-pay-cut-a7988031.html


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, October 23, 2017, 17:04:51
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41728826


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, October 23, 2017, 17:50:12
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41728826

Phakawat Kunpatee, would be susceptible to a Spoonerism or two.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, October 30, 2017, 13:00:22
Lower league football at its finest....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41802645

The video without the music soundtrack is doing the rounds on Twitter and there is a fantastic amount of swearing in it.....


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: reeves4england on Monday, October 30, 2017, 14:28:17
That's superb! Paidham's a funny little place.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, October 30, 2017, 14:48:54
That's superb! Paidham's a funny little place.

East Lancs generally is a funny old place, its like the land time forgot. Looking forward to my day trip to Accrington in December!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, November 2, 2017, 20:34:06
Man City’s win away at Napoli last night was only the 2nd English team ever to win there

After Swindon Town, of course


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, November 2, 2017, 20:45:15
Man City’s win away at Napoli last night was only the 2nd English team ever to win there

After Swindon Town, of course

Had to laugh last night, Jules Warren, on Sky's mid week round up show, commenting on Sunderland's demise, offered the opinion that they'd have to be careful and not end up in Div 4 like other big clubs,  Coventry and Swindon being a warning.  :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, November 3, 2017, 15:07:51
At 36 you have got to admire the flexibility and athleticism of Patrice Evra  :D


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 09:37:34
Southgate giving the youngsters a go finally, games have been fairly dull but its good to see it happen as obviously means we are going to win the world cup in 2022.  ;)

No doubt Lampard and Gerrard will be back in the squad for 2018 if the 'injury' problems continue....  :D


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 10:12:02
Southgate giving the youngsters a go finally, games have been fairly dull but its good to see it happen as obviously means we are going to win the world cup in 2022.  ;)

No doubt Lampard and Gerrard will be back in the squad for 2018 if the 'injury' problems continue....  :D

I like to think it was his decision rather than being forced into it by withdrawals, but he could be on to something.

Pick a squad with a few old heads, and then a load of young players who are or have been at Chelsea who hardly play. They'll be fresh, keen to put themselves in the shop window, and will run around a bit.

Bring back JT as non playing captain, so that he can lift the trophy in Moscow.

Although the sensible money is on Putin; if South Korea could reach the semis by backhanders, just think how much better Putin's lot will be, after all they got Trump elected and Brexit sorted.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 10:34:31
Although the sensible money is on Putin; if South Korea could reach the semis by backhanders, just think how much better Putin's lot will be, after all they got Trump elected and Brexit sorted.
Can you tweet your way to a World Cup final? Although given they're hosts, don't really need that - Putin will just use his KGB experience for a bit of old-fashioned thuggery and bribery, the killer one-two. It's how they got to host the thing in the first place and it will be like the good old days for him


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: mystical_goat on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 18:21:53
This absolute worldy from the Alvechurch striker to finish a 3-2 victory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=25&v=UKyns-lI8vE

Alvechurch are 2nd in the Evo-Stick South.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 19:03:17
lucky finish,  he's scooped it while falling over.

:)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: mystical_goat on Friday, December 1, 2017, 16:50:00
Guardiola lays into an opposition player for not attacking his team enough

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFJqwxlD25A


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Friday, December 1, 2017, 18:52:54
Some journalists have got themselves in an awful tizz over that.



Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Crispy on Monday, December 4, 2017, 08:43:13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7nB2gErxHw

Top of the table clash in the 2.Bundesliga.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, December 4, 2017, 11:32:33
Some journalists have got themselves in an awful tizz over that.



Someone did raise the question how Pep would react if Mourinho did something similar to one of City’s players.

Regardless of what he said it was done in a fairly aggressive manner, what if Redman had taken it the wrong way & pushed him over (in a Di Canio way).


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: mystical_goat on Monday, December 4, 2017, 18:19:48
They clearly know and admire each other too well for anything silly to happen. People normally only act like that towards someone else if they know it will be taken the right way.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Monday, December 4, 2017, 19:07:26
Regardless of what he said it was done in a fairly aggressive manner, what if Redman had taken it the wrong way & pushed him over (in a Di Canio way).

The rest of the Wu Tang Clan probably would have jumped in


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, December 4, 2017, 20:51:28
Wu Tang Clan ain't nothing to fuck with

Sent from my SM-G950F


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: mystical_goat on Thursday, December 7, 2017, 20:01:03
The rest of the Wu Tang Clan probably would have jumped in

Not technically a Wu member, but a great attempt  ;)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Tails on Friday, December 8, 2017, 09:54:34
Not technically a Wu member, but a great attempt  ;)

Controversial!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: mystical_goat on Friday, December 8, 2017, 19:48:52
Definitely not an original member, though it seems you are correct:

http://www.xxlmag.com/xxl-magazine/2010/11/redman-clears-up-wu-tang-membership-confusion/


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Chubbs on Monday, December 11, 2017, 12:54:08
Whats right with (American) football....

Play on whatever the weather.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/american-football/42303262


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Monday, December 11, 2017, 13:25:08
Whats right with (American) football....

Play on whatever the weather.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/american-football/42303262

Must be time to dig this out again...

http://www.2ndyellow.com/2012/five-minutes-of-your-time-please-john-smith/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+2ndYellow+(2nd+Yellow)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowplow_Game

Loved 'not nice if I'm honest's story about it

We lived in Oxford, and both my brothers were in the Swindon youth team. John had a powerful shot, and after playing one game for Swindon first team, he was spotted by an American Football scout, and offered a trial with NY Jets. They signed him as a kicker, and immediately traded him to the Patriots. He always says that the first game of American football he ever saw, he played in it, but I think he may be exagerating a bit.

The rest of the family stayed here, but he used to fly us out every Christmas for a few weeks to watch him.

He actually got spotted when he was on holiday in New York. He was always obsessive about training, so was taking the opportunity to practice by shooting at an American football goal in a park, trying to hit the single upright from 30 yards (he had a great shot on him !). Some guy was walking his dog and stopped to watch him. He came and asked him if he could hit the post on the left and he did. He then said hit the post on the right and he did. He then hit the one on the left again, and the guy asked for his address details and said he worked for the NY Jets. When he got back to England there was a letter with airline tickets in it for a trail.

He swears that hitting the post 3 times in a row was a complete fluke, and he could never do it again, but he was lucky at the right time.
He had 10 years on (what was then) megamoney.



Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: RobertT on Monday, December 11, 2017, 15:57:02
The Bills game was quite funny, watched one play where they guy was running clear and he kept slowing whenever he was between the yard markers where the snow had built up but then got a little speed on the cleared sections.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: mystical_goat on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 22:05:16
Amazing story from Not that Nice!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, December 21, 2017, 17:44:30
This is the way a club owner should respond to fuckwit fans!

‘Glenn Tamplin
@glenntamplin
·
Dec 19
Replying to @NoToTheEU81
Another 2 bob cunt hiding behind a keyboard send me your address I’ll send down tissues for your wank mags mug’


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Thursday, December 21, 2017, 19:08:58
Can you imagine if Power actually did that....


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: otanswell on Thursday, December 21, 2017, 19:40:42
Jed did something similar soapy tit wank


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: otanswell on Thursday, December 21, 2017, 19:41:16
This is the way a club owner should respond to fuckwit fans!

‘Glenn Tamplin
@glenntamplin
·
Dec 19
Replying to @NoToTheEU81
Another 2 bob cunt hiding behind a keyboard send me your address I’ll send down tissues for your wank mags mug’


Will all end in tears, hes already moaning they aren't getting enough through the gates for his vanity project to be sustainable. Hope they go bust tbh


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Thursday, December 21, 2017, 20:55:48
Quote from: otanswell
Jed did something similar soapy tit wank

didn't he do it by DM though.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, December 23, 2017, 22:20:15
I don’t usually pay much interest to the Premier League, but this season I can’t stop watching Man City. I know they’ve spent silly money etc, but they’re bloody good aren’t they?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Sippo on Monday, January 22, 2018, 08:36:54
The goals in the Lyon vs. PSG game. Wow.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, January 22, 2018, 10:27:05
 Middlesbrough fans raising 14K to pay the wages of HPool players, remembering the help they received when locked out of Ayresome Park in 86.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Monday, January 22, 2018, 10:34:42
Middlesbrough fans raising 14K to pay the wages of HPool players, remembering the help they received when locked out of Ayresome Park in 86.

Good that the fans have done this. Have the club done anything though? Doubt it


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, January 22, 2018, 10:39:16
Middlesbrough fans raising 14K to pay the wages of HPool players, remembering the help they received when locked out of Ayresome Park in 86.
They deserve a lot of respect for that.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, January 22, 2018, 10:41:09
Good that the fans have done this. Have the club done anything though? Doubt it

TBF Gibson does seem like a decent chap. Sort of owner we could do with. He came onto their Board in 86, when they went bust...so will know the history.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, January 22, 2018, 10:55:52
Middlesbrough fans raising 14K to pay the wages of HPool players, remembering the help they received when locked out of Ayresome Park in 86.

Classy - Bournemouth fans take note.....


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, January 22, 2018, 10:58:07
Classy - Bournemouth fans take note.....
:nod:


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: adje on Monday, January 22, 2018, 11:03:56
Classy - Bournemouth fans take note.....

Absofuckinglutely.Remember dropping a pound in their begging bucket a few years back


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Honest Lee on Monday, January 22, 2018, 15:37:03


Notts County charging £2 per ticket for their match v Crewe in Feb to commemorate their chairmans 1st year anniversary.
I'm surprised Power didn't come up with that one.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 11:55:14
This....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=55&v=2gWHyHvvANg


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 16:56:37
This....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=55&v=2gWHyHvvANg


Saw that this a.m too. Class move and Hartley can act better than Sanchez  :soapy tit wank:


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Friday, February 2, 2018, 13:41:33
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-33652588


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Friday, February 2, 2018, 13:44:59
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-33652588

er

Quote
Subject to consultation and planning applications, the club hopes to be in its new home for the start of the 2017-18 season.

How did that go?

(article is 3 years old)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Friday, February 2, 2018, 14:16:09
er

How did that go?

(article is 3 years old)
Ha didn't see that. Seems it either didn't go well or is still in the works

http://www.sheffieldfc.com/stadium

As you were


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Monday, February 5, 2018, 23:42:02
Toss of a coin whether this should go in the "What's wrong/right" thread, but the reporter went with the positive angle (largely) so thought I'd stick with that:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/feb/05/newcastle-united-food-bank-football-poverty


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: adje on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 14:38:56
WBA's Regis memorial shirts.Coollest kit in the league made even cooler


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Friday, February 9, 2018, 16:49:21
Middlesbrough fans raising 14K to pay the wages of HPool players, remembering the help they received when locked out of Ayresome Park in 86.
Hartlepool fans crowdfunding the cash required to pay off the tax bill that led to a winding-up order being served. Now withdrawn:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/feb/07/hartlepool-police-potential-financial-irregularities-hmrc


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, February 9, 2018, 17:03:59
Hartlepool fans crowdfunding the cash required to pay off the tax bill that led to a winding-up order being served. Now withdrawn:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/feb/07/hartlepool-police-potential-financial-irregularities-hmrc


The sad reality for clubs like HPools, is that in Brexit Britain, they may need to drop down to Conference North or Northern Premier League in order to be sustainable. At least in Conference North they'd be able to renew acquaintances with Darlo, who seem to have found their level.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Friday, February 9, 2018, 17:34:14
The sad reality for clubs like HPools, is that in Brexit Britain, they may need to drop down to Conference North or Northern Premier League in order to be sustainable. At least in Conference North they'd be able to renew acquaintances with Darlo, who seem to have found their level.
Don't think Brexit comes into it, massive red herring. Lower league clubs have been struggling for many years, long before Brexit. Or the first referendum on entering the Common Market come to that (Accrington, I'm looking at you)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, February 9, 2018, 18:52:15
Don't think Brexit comes into it, massive red herring. Lower league clubs have been struggling for many years, long before Brexit. Or the first referendum on entering the Common Market come to that (Accrington, I'm looking at you)

The Government's own Brexit analysis, which apparently have been found again, estimate that the NE, will take a 16% hit to regional growth.  Although not impossible, it's unlikely that Hpool will come back from that sort of hit


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Friday, February 9, 2018, 22:33:34
The Government's own Brexit analysis, which apparently have been found again, estimate that the NE, will take a 16% hit to regional growth.  Although not impossible, it's unlikely that Hpool will come back from that sort of hit
Hartelpool's plight has got a lot more to do with our former owner's cronies than Brexit.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 02:06:28
Hartelpool's plight has got a lot more to do with our former owner's cronies than Brexit.

Yes, I know...but what I'm saying is that it will be very difficult for them to get back to sustaining lower league football given the predicted economic downside of Brexit.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:41:56
We’re going Reg, better get used to it.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 09:13:40
Good to see Tango Man still going strong for Wednesday at Swansea.

Possibly less resistant to the temperature were those missing at Reading, with an attendance of less than 7,000 last night.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Private Fraser on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 09:41:17

Possibly less resistant to the temperature were those missing at Reading, with an attendance of less than 7,000 last night.

Plastic can become brittle in low temperatures.   :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 10:59:22
Good to see Tango Man still going strong for Wednesday at Swansea.

Possibly less resistant to the temperature were those missing at Reading, with an attendance of less than 7,000 last night.

The weather was horrendous in Reading yesterday and the traffic equally as terrible but that attendance did make me chuckle. Just over 6K Reading fans. They are in real danger of going down now as well, the fans I work with have the same sort of apathy as some on here have towards STFC.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Friday, March 2, 2018, 16:32:50
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-43241996


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, March 2, 2018, 16:37:41
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-43241996

Could be worse, could be Clattenburg!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 22:33:46
Nice gesture, esp like the "No-one wants the left-back's shirt" :)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/scotland/43324198


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, March 29, 2018, 12:17:52
Does not lessen the fact that Kevin Davies is a wanker, however......

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43554905


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 20:54:05
Nice goal scored by Ronaldo.

Rory Fallon did it better though.  :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 08:48:16
Nice goal scored by Ronaldo.

Rory Fallon did it better though.  :)
An incredible strike which should be praised, although I find it a shame the whole world reacts like nobody's done it before because they were'nt Ronaldo.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 09:04:39
I find it a shame when people try to one-up it because it’s ronaldo


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 09:09:31
I find it a shame when people try to one-up it because it’s ronaldo

Even Zlatan gets in on the action...
Ibrahimovic on Ronaldo’s goal: “It was a nice goal, but he should try it from 40 meters.”


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 09:10:06
what impressed me with the goal was how high he managed to get....incredible athleticism,


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 09:50:58
I find it a shame when people try to one-up it because it’s ronaldo

They wouldn't if he wasnt such an arrogant cunt.

Great goal though. Messi's still better.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 12:00:39
Even Zlatan gets in on the action...
Ibrahimovic on Ronaldo’s goal: “It was a nice goal, but he should try it from 40 meters.”

Zlatan is a massive prick. That cunt makes everything about himself.

Bet he comes out of international retirement for the world cup even though he played no part in Sweden getting there.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: RedRag on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 13:07:09
Nice goal scored by Ronaldo.

Rory Fallon did it better though.  :)

This.

Ronaldo may have got up a little higher but doing it against Shitty in front of the Town End, Ronaldo's was not.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 15:25:30
I was more disappointed that the GK was applauding it as it went in. He could've 'tried' to look like he could stop it.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 15:42:38
I was more disappointed that the GK was applauding it as it went in. He could've 'tried' to look like he could stop it.

It was Buffon, been around long to know when not to waste energy on a lost cause


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 15:55:55
It was Buffon, been around long to know when not to waste energy on a lost cause

Haha, I know who it was. I just think he knows he can't get down that quickly now. Retires end of the season doesn't he?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 16:28:30
Haha, I know who it was. I just think he knows he can't get down that quickly now. Retires end of the season doesn't he?

If he had got down quickly he would have dived under it.....  ;)

The wank fest in the media about this is predictably boring, it was the fucking lead story on the BBC sport website until Ray Wilkins passed away!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 21:07:09
If he had got down quickly he would have dived under it.....  ;)

The wank fest in the media about this is predictably boring, it was the fucking lead story on the BBC sport website until Ray Wilkins passed away!

This was my particular qualm about it too. I think I said such things at the time on Tweetybird. The goal was fantastic, no doubt but there have and will be better goals scored.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Tails on Thursday, April 5, 2018, 09:01:10
If he had got down quickly he would have dived under it.....  ;)

The wank fest in the media about this is predictably boring, it was the fucking lead story on the BBC sport website until Ray Wilkins passed away!

I thought Ashley Barnes scored a better one at the weekend anyway!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Honest Lee on Thursday, April 5, 2018, 09:41:05

Should it have been disallowed ?

Disciplinary action

PLAYING IN A DANGEROUS MANNER

Playing in a dangerous manner is any action that, while trying to play the ball, threatens injury to someone (including the player themself) and includes preventing a nearby opponent from playing the ball for fear of injury.

A scissors or bicycle kick is permissible provided that it is not dangerous to an opponent.


Looked pretty dangerous for the opponent to me.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 09:27:45
If you haven’t seen Reuben Neves’ goal for Wolves last night I urge you to check it out.



Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 09:35:27
If you haven’t seen Reuben Neves’ goal for Wolves last night I urge you to check it out.

Nobbad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIpjxY6flUM


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 09:50:29
Nobbad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIpjxY6flUM
Vigs would have stopped it ;)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, April 13, 2018, 12:17:48
Sunderland going down, with Coleman.... and this response.

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/sport/football/16155397.SUNDERLAND__Coleman_defends_decision_to_keep_out_Newcastle_fans/


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Friday, April 13, 2018, 14:27:46
Sunderland going down, with Coleman.... and this response.

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/sport/football/16155397.SUNDERLAND__Coleman_defends_decision_to_keep_out_Newcastle_fans/

Colemans a fucking knobhead.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, April 16, 2018, 19:39:10
You got to love Peter Crouch...

https://www.thepoke.co.uk/2018/04/16/twitter-exchange-day/


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Monday, April 16, 2018, 19:44:16
Colemans a fucking knobhead.

That he is indeed


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ells on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 21:26:37
You got to love Peter Crouch...

https://www.thepoke.co.uk/2018/04/16/twitter-exchange-day/

I got to speak to him on the phone once. It was the day before my birthday and I was rather drunk, but he was totally cool and lovely. I'd have told me to bugger off  :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 21:41:30
I got to speak to him on the phone once. It was the day before my birthday and I was rather drunk, but he was totally cool and lovely. I'd have told me to bugger off  :)
Had been a bloke he would have.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 08:56:41
I got to speak to him on the phone once. It was the day before my birthday and I was rather drunk, but he was totally cool and lovely. I'd have told me to bugger off  :)

The thing about Crouchy is even though he has been a successful footballer, he isn't an arrogant prick and isn't bothered about taking the micky out of himself.

When he retires Sky Sports will be lapping him up to become a pundit.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Ells on Monday, April 30, 2018, 16:37:19
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43951612


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, April 30, 2018, 16:43:04
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43951612

Gazza did that when he was playing for Rangers after picking up the card that the ref had dropped. Only the ref didn't see the funny side and booked him like a petulant wanker with a humour bypass.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, April 30, 2018, 16:51:49
Gazza did that when he was playing for Rangers after picking up the card that the ref had dropped. Only the ref didn't see the funny side and booked him like a petulant wanker with a humour bypass.

I was just about to mention that. What an almighty bellend that ref was.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 13:21:49
Nice story, this.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/28734169


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 13:27:48
Nice story, this.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/28734169

This article is four years old. As an unfortunate twist of fate, they recently folded!

Our old pal David Duke played for Jarrow for a little while too.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 14:16:04
This article is four years old. As an unfortunate twist of fate, they recently folded!

Our old pal David Duke played for Jarrow for a little while too.

I think the new Charlie Austin, John Campbell played for them and maybe had a few games for our stiffs, there was an amusing interlude on thisis where some of the goons, went into boycott mode over Danny Wilson's refusal to sign him.

Think he had a stint at Torquay before Oxford wasted a money on him..... ironic that the only decent player they've signed this Century should be called Roofe.



Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 14:28:22
I think the new Charlie Austin, John Campbell played for them and maybe had a few games for our stiffs, there was an amusing interlude on thisis where some of the goons, went into boycott mode over Danny Wilson's refusal to sign him.


Not really sure where it went wrong for Campbell, he had a half decent record at both Oxford and later Torquay, but no one fancied him after that?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 14:34:54
are his wiki stats correct? Presumably not, only played 12 fans if they are!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 14:39:49
Not really sure where it went wrong for Campbell, he had a half decent record at both Oxford and later Torquay, but no one fancied him after that?

So Torquay after Oxford, rather than as I thought other way around... but he did nothing at either really.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Thursday, May 10, 2018, 07:55:20
Wasn't sure whether to put this in what's wrong with or what's right with but decided it should go in here as the fella actually followed up on his bet:

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/football-league/birmingham-city-garry-monk-tattoo-fan-twitter-championship-avoid-relegation-a8341151.html

Not like some, eh Audrey? :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 14:11:25
Chesterfields Press release...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dd4XyqbU0AAUIR1.jpg:large)



Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: RedRag on Friday, June 1, 2018, 17:26:02
A new film about Bobby Robson has just been released.  May not be widely circulated and is GBP 10.00 on Curzon but should be worth watching in due course...

https://www.curzonhomecinema.com/film/bobby-robson-more-than-a-manager?utm_source=Curzon+Home+Cinema+Weekly+Newsletter+Contacts&utm_campaign=c9a971447a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_NOT_LONDON_06-01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0f9c69ad0a-c9a971447a-141485605&mc_cid=c9a971447a&mc_eid=919f34e033


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Private Fraser on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 13:08:00
Being able to watch the live stream of the Barawa v Cascadia CONIFA World Cup Group Stage game being played at Carsharlton.   :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 13:20:20
For those who don't know:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_ConIFA_World_Football_Cup

I'd be all over the Conifa World Cup if I was closer to London.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 13:21:13
Being able to watch the live stream of the Barawa v Cascadia CONIFA World Cup Group Stage game being played at Carsharlton.   :)
Just been reading about that, it sounds great. But Barawa v Cascadia sounds like a match between two privatised former utility companies :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Private Fraser on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 13:27:54
Just been reading about that, it sounds great. But Barawa v Cascadia sounds like a match between two privatised former utility companies :)

Quite!  Have now switched to Szekely Land v Matabeleland.  Aparently, Szekely Land are described as "a historic and ethnographic area in Romania, inhabited mainly by the Székelys, a subgroup of the Hungarian people from eastern Transylvania".  It seems a reasonable description, looking at the sizeable number of their black tee shirt wearing fans at the game!

You can pick up the live streams from the CONIFA Twitter page, if you want to idle away a few minutes.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 13:50:56
Bloody awesome that :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 14:46:14
Quite!  Have now switched to Szekely Land v Matabeleland.  Aparently, Szekely Land are described as "a historic and ethnographic area in Romania, inhabited mainly by the Székelys, a subgroup of the Hungarian people from eastern Transylvania".  It seems a reasonable description, looking at the sizeable number of their black tee shirt wearing fans at the game!

You can pick up the live streams from the CONIFA Twitter page, if you want to idle away a few minutes.


Might be time for them to slip the high viz vests on after the game to sort a few driveways out.
What's not to like.
Are Tibet involved?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Private Fraser on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 14:57:03
Might be time for them to slip the high viz vests on after the game to sort a few driveways out.
What's not to like.
Are Tibet involved?

Yes!  Northern Cyprus v Tibet kicks off at 5pm today at Enfield.

They lost their opener 0-3 against Abkhazia: http://www.conifa.org/en/wfc-2018-recap-day-1-may-31/#abk-tib

http://www.conifa.org/en/wfc-2018/wfc-2018-tickets/#group


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 15:06:25
Yes!  Northern Cyprus v Tibet kicks off at 5pm today at Enfield.

They lost their opener 0-3 against Abkhazia: http://www.conifa.org/en/wfc-2018-recap-day-1-may-31/#abk-tib

http://www.conifa.org/en/wfc-2018/wfc-2018-tickets/#group
Tibet will have a mountain to climb there ;)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Private Fraser on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 15:15:09
Tibet will have a mountain to climb there ;)

I don’t suppose you’re going to be here all week by any chance, are you?   :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 15:16:50
I don’t suppose you’re going to be here all week by any chance, are you?   :)
Try the pies....


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 15:56:52
Tibet will have a mountain to climb there ;)
A rocky road for sure. Tibet’s forward line are a bit glacial going forward.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 16:03:20
Yes!  Northern Cyprus v Tibet kicks off at 5pm today at Enfield.

They lost their opener 0-3 against Abkhazia: http://www.conifa.org/en/wfc-2018-recap-day-1-may-31/#abk-tib

http://www.conifa.org/en/wfc-2018/wfc-2018-tickets/#group

Apparently they played like a shit shower in that one...


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Private Fraser on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 16:28:45
Tibet 1-0 down after only 2 minutes.  Going to be an uphill struggle from here.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 16:33:28
Tibet 1-0 down after only 2 minutes.  Going to be an uphill struggle from here.

Have Northern Cyprus peaked too early though?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 16:37:48
Love the Nigerian GK jersey.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 16:56:59
It's football related and a nice touch, so it can go in here:

My old man cycled Football to Amsterdam for Prostate Cancer UK. He was diagnosed last year.

He was cycling alone, whereas most people do it in teams associated with a club. So he ended up joining up with the Northampton team, including their chairman, who let him tag along for the whole ride. There's a few pictures of him lurking around in their group on their Twitter.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Private Fraser on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 17:02:53
It's football related and a nice touch, so it can go in here:

My old man cycled Football to Amsterdam for Prostate Cancer UK. He was diagnosed last year.

He was cycling alone, whereas most people do it in teams associated with a club. So he ended up joining up with the Northampton team, including their chairman, who let him tag along for the whole ride. There's a few pictures of him lurking around in their group on their Twitter.

Good stuff! All the best to your dad.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 17:56:00
Have Northern Cyprus peaked too early though?
The Sherpa playing in midfield is carrying the team.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 18:21:31
England managing to encapsulate their entire forthcoming World Cup performance in one game.

One dimensional and devoid of ideas with no ability to adapt if the other team change their approach, Sterling still has no end product (just shows what playing with better players can do for you) and his dive was frankly embarrassing.

At least the hope won't get us....

Oh but Jordan Pickford has a foot like a traction engine....


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: woolster on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 18:30:46
England managing to encapsulate their entire forthcoming World Cup performance in one game.

One dimensional and devoid of ideas with no ability to adapt if the other team change their approach, Sterling still has no end product (just shows what playing with better players can do for you) and his five was frankly embarrassing.

At least the hope won't get us....

Oh but Jordan Pickford has a foot like a traction engine....
yes, 2nd half was (Eric) Dier :zzz:


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: adje on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 19:51:42
Dier is totally pointless in my opinion


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 20:14:27
Reading this lot, I hardly dare open the What's Wrong With.. thread.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 20:49:12
I saw it differently, as with most friendlies. Started with the majority that will start in Russia. However, Captain Henderson and Maguire were both not involved. I thought Cahill played himself back into contention. The pressure on Sterling to score (for the media' sake) was clear to see. The squad were clearly trying to create for him and play got lost in the process. Having said that, 1st half we actually looked like scoring most of the times we went forward. I'm confident that the team that started the match would have scored one or two more.

Players who disappointed when coming on;

Loftus-Cheek: Put in a few cute balls but never found the player, looked out of his depth and wasn't on the same page.

Danny Rose: Not a fan of his on this season. Was static with the ball and as soon as he received it all he wanted to do was give it back, momentum gone instantly.

Welbeck and Rashford looked threatening but midfield creativity was zapped and they struggle to make a case for a start.

Player who came on and did well;

Delph: Considering he had the least time to impress, I thought he settled the threat that Nigeria may had and helped close the game out. If there was a question over that position I'd start him over Rose and potentially over Young. Good option to have.

Others of note, although they both started, I thought Lingard was better than Alli yet Lingard always seems to be the fall guy when being subbed. Has a better all round game and more unselfish than Alli. He deserves to see games out.

Dier doesn't warrant a full game atm, he's simply quite vacant. Trippier has proven he can provide and is converting that at International level. He should be one of the first names on the sheet. Most of the defence and GK were pretty solid. The error for the goal came from Alli not tracking his man, who waltzed in for the follow up.

Kane was good value, got lucky with his strike but a goal is a goal. If Sterling had done that the keeper probably would've just got down to it. In essence, it was a keeper error. Sterling  is just lacking the end product he does so well at club level, it's not at club level and there is enough quality around him, with Lingard and Kane, as well as the service provided from Trippier. It's not hope but I do think when it matters it'll come good.

Nigeria did disrupt with about 7 changes, most all before England had made one. Therein lay the main problem. In a true match scenario that wouldn't have been an option.

So while we all air on the side of caution, I think it was good that we did get tested eventually as in the 1st half it could have been a rout and we'd be saying it wasn't much of a warm up. Work to be done and a few players asking questions of GS over a starting birth. Chiefly Cahill and Delph.

That'll do, can't be arsed to go on *satire*


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: woolster on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 20:56:18
In a true match scenario that wouldn't have been an option.
In a true match scenario the opposition will be better than Nigeria



Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 22:02:32
In a true match scenario the opposition will be better than Nigeria



Not in 2/3 of our group games they won’t be.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 22:12:54
In a true match scenario the opposition will be better than Nigeria


In a true match scenario against different opposition, we'd set ourselves up differently. You can only prepare and deal with the threat that is set out on the pitch at that time. We dealt with it. Job done. Food for thought of course but nine games without defeat.

Would you rather we concentrate on the media's constant pressing, and trying to make an issue out of every breath of air that Raheem Sterling breathes?

When all is said and done, it was just a fudging friendly.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: suttonred on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 23:25:40
Might have been a friendly but 50p says we'll watch that  sideways, backwards turgid crap 3 more times in Russia. Luckily just the 3.


Title: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Sunday, June 3, 2018, 08:42:31
surely we'll get out the group..


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, June 3, 2018, 09:22:15
I thought first half we looked composed and not too bad compared to so many pervious England games but the 2nd half was poor, we will get out of the group and maybe even to the quarters IMO but we don't have enough, as normal with England, to get any further.

Unlike Hoddle I was not overly impressed with Lingaard, I thought Kane looked knackered and got lucky with his goal but did not threaten at all otherwise. Sterling runs around but doesn't know what to do when he is in a dangerous position, reminds me a lot of Anderson for us.

Defensively I thought we looked ok for 80% of the game and Pickford is way better than Hart in goal.

Trippier didn't add much to the game, I liked Young at wingback though. I thought Dier broke up play fairly well but offered little going forwards.

For me the poorest player on the pitch was Alli who looked like a 3rd division footballer at times, caught in position, his passing was rubbish and never got into any threatening positions around their box.

Oh and I am probably the only one but I thought Nigerias kit was shocking, like up chuck splatter.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Sunday, June 3, 2018, 12:36:59
I like that without fail, for pre WC warm up games a couple of random teams from the same region as the group opponents are always chosen. Never mind that the playing style might be completely different.

Also don't understand the current obsession with the midfield holding position.
I'm terms of England, the qualification is lack of pace and the ability to pass sideways & backwards.

Quite liked the Nigeria shirt.
We should get something similar as an away kit.....


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, June 3, 2018, 17:16:46
I like that without fail, for pre WC warm up games a couple of random teams from the same region as the group opponents are always chosen. Never mind that the playing style might be completely different.

Also don't understand the current obsession with the midfield holding position.
I'm terms of England, the qualification is lack of pace and the ability to pass sideways & backwards.

Quite liked the Nigeria shirt.
We should get something similar as an away kit.....
Agree about the kit for next season.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, June 4, 2018, 06:43:45
I see one of those big hearted Bookies is offering the chance to win £100m at the World Cup.

All you have to do is predict the result of every single World Cup game - W, L or D.

What could be simpler


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, June 4, 2018, 10:53:14
Peter Crouch...

https://twitter.com/petercrouch/status/1003333872082440192


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Saturday, June 9, 2018, 10:41:38
Jermaine Defoe doing a pretty good job of showing what's right with football this morning....


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Saturday, June 9, 2018, 11:28:00
Jermaine Defoe doing a pretty good job of showing what's right with football this morning....

Cheers for that, a piece of dust flew into my eye while I was reading about it...


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Friday, June 29, 2018, 12:09:20
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/29/hillsborough-police-commander-david-duckenfield-to-face-manslaughter-trial


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Friday, June 29, 2018, 12:18:26
Hopefully they get that cunt bettison to stand trial as well.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:46:01
Good on them.

https://www.borehamwoodfootballclub.co.uk/uncategorized/football-must-win-this-one/


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:54:10
Good on them.

https://www.borehamwoodfootballclub.co.uk/uncategorized/football-must-win-this-one/

Think I'd rather avoid him and his 'representatives'


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 16:36:21
Good on them.

https://www.borehamwoodfootballclub.co.uk/uncategorized/football-must-win-this-one/

So he won’t be coming here then.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Monday, July 23, 2018, 09:24:34
Last night's Scottish League Cup result

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44916496

Finally, the gag is a reality!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, July 23, 2018, 09:38:45
Last night's Scottish League Cup result

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44916496

Finally, the gag is a reality!

I remember Forfar 5 East Fife 4.... Jan 64


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Monday, July 23, 2018, 09:46:34
I remember Forfar 5 East Fife 4.... Jan 64
Being misreported by BBC then, they're claiming this is the first time this result has ever happened. I'm going with Reg on this - the voice of authority :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, July 23, 2018, 09:47:39
Being misreported by BBC then, they're claiming this is the first time this result has ever happened. I'm going with Reg on this - the voice of authority :)
According to Wiki.

Quote
In the league match between Forfar Athletic and East Fife on Wednesday, 22 April 1964, the result was Forfar 5, East Fife 4.[2][3]


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Monday, July 23, 2018, 10:05:17
According to Wiki.

We don't need no stinking Wiki, we got Regi!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, July 23, 2018, 10:07:29
We don't need no stinking Wiki, we got Regi!
It appears Regipedia has the date a bit out but otherwise correct :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Kinky Tom on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 09:27:30
FA backs safe-standing proposals in Premier League and Championship.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45341192


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 20:24:23
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45405476

I quite like this, it's a hard sport to dissect and apply the marginal gains stuff at times, but you often hear grumblings at throw-ins.  Either fans think players are not moving, or the throw-ins are wasted.  I'd hazard a guess because nobody bothers to train on the things, I certainly never remember doing anything when younger bar the act of learning how to take one.  McCourt had a decent length throw it seemed, something to work on with other players as well though.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 08:19:13
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45405476

I quite like this, it's a hard sport to dissect and apply the marginal gains stuff at times, but you often hear grumblings at throw-ins.  Either fans think players are not moving, or the throw-ins are wasted.  I'd hazard a guess because nobody bothers to train on the things, I certainly never remember doing anything when younger bar the act of learning how to take one.  McCourt had a decent length throw it seemed, something to work on with other players as well though.

To be honest the vast majority of players need training just to take a legal throw in these days, the number of frankly farcical false throws that don't get picked up is ridiculous, its become like the no ball rule in Cricket.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: adje on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 16:14:34
The world cup being a prime example


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 09:37:10
He seems a decent bloke....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45551585


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 10:48:42
He seems a decent bloke....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45551585
From what ive read hes a very modest guy. Doesn't like the limelight which is nice to see.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 20:26:10
If you missed it, this was quite good from the weekend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnnQkVuuIP0


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 08:36:11
If you missed it, this was quite good from the weekend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnnQkVuuIP0
He will never in his life hit a volley any better than that, absolutely perfect connection.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 08:56:47
He will never in his life hit a volley any better than that, absolutely perfect connection.

With his shin?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 09:10:11
With his shin?
Still perfect though :D


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 11:07:51
Interesting change to the loan system proposed by FIFA.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45643965

So each club can only have a maximum of 6 players out on loan from their club at any one time to stop bigger clubs hoarding talent.

Currently Chelsea has 40 players on loan at lower league clubs this season.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 11:17:50
Only concern I have is that said big clubs will continue to hoard young talent and then won’t be able to give them the chance of experience by going out on loan, thus stunting their development.

Using Chelsea as an example, would that Mount kid currently be out on loan at Derby tearing up the Championship?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 11:23:03
Only concern I have is that said big clubs will continue to hoard young talent and then won’t be able to give them the chance of experience by going out on loan, thus stunting their development.


Which was my first thought as well. It seems counter-productive.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 11:52:35
Could end up putting B teams (in the league pyramid) back on the agenda?

Then again, they have their own development league, so clubs like Chelsea & Man City could field 2 or 3 teams in that.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 12:35:59
Only concern I have is that said big clubs will continue to hoard young talent and then won’t be able to give them the chance of experience by going out on loan, thus stunting their development.

Using Chelsea as an example, would that Mount kid currently be out on loan at Chelsea tearing up the Championship?

Nah, they have the checkatrade trophy to provide experience in big game?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 20:01:24
Great free kick for Derby’s Wilson last night

https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/11508739/wilsons-magnificent-freekick

But, is Matt Taylor’s better?

https://talksport.com/football/342947/watch-matt-taylor-scores-incredible-free-kick-swindon-town-180214272412/


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:22:50
The traditional third season implosion of Mourinho is good spectator sport....


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Kinky Tom on Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:35:12
It's great isn't it. 

I loved how he spoke about other managers not having class only to storm out of a presser exclaiming he has more PL titles than the rest of the PL managers put together, classy indeed.

I'd be amazed if he ever adds to those 3 titles.  Why any player would want to play for him now would be a complete mystery to me.



Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Thursday, September 27, 2018, 12:28:09
I never got the media love for Mourinho...ooooh! He's so charismatic and amazing etc... It really is a case of The Emperor's New Clothes... He's just a boring monotone cunt. He's a very very dull and conceited man.

FACT!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Thursday, September 27, 2018, 12:38:18
The media love Mourinho for the same reason they love 'Arry - because he generates headlines. 'Arry does it by dropping quotes like a puppy with the runs, Mourinho by having public tantrums.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, September 27, 2018, 20:55:49
His style of football is outdated, his man management style of hanging players out to dry is outdated.

Long may he continue at that arsehole of a club


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, September 28, 2018, 14:53:46
His style of football is outdated, his man management style of hanging players out to dry is outdated.

Long may he continue at that arsehole of a club

No player is bigger than the club, the manager maybe....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45677647


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, October 13, 2018, 22:59:55
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/45839224

Not a bad finish the first one. Reckon someone in Championship might take a loan punt/publicity/shirt sales on him in Jan?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Abrahammer on Saturday, October 13, 2018, 23:26:17
The short answer

No


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bamboonoshop on Sunday, October 14, 2018, 01:31:57
The short answer

No

The short answer:

It's a joke.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: tans on Sunday, October 14, 2018, 09:43:47
My adopted national football team winning their first ever international yesterday.

Up the Gibraltar!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 17:56:11
Surpised there has been no mention of England's result last night, probably due to TEF's favourite non STFC player having a blinder and scoring a double. Credit where credit is due, Southgate is doing a superb job to date.


Title: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 18:07:42
we were genuinly superb in the first half..

didn't watch the second


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 19:22:51
Surpised there has been no mention of England's result last night, probably due to TEF's favourite non STFC player having a blinder and scoring a double. Credit where credit is due, Southgate is doing a superb job to date.

It's in the trivial thread....


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Monday, November 5, 2018, 12:09:48
Town featured in the latest print version of WSC.
One article on the PL season (Hundred club) and one by Morshead doing what he does best, just in case any of the readership missed the angst ridden piece in 2016.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, November 15, 2018, 11:42:56
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46218627


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 17:04:37
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/46453844


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Tails on Thursday, December 6, 2018, 14:13:24
Fair play doggo, Vigs wouldn't have saved that


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, December 6, 2018, 14:34:05
Fair play doggo, Vigs wouldn't have saved that

I was thinking of posting that clip with a very similar comment on here yesterday but feared a backlash from the Vigs is better than De Gea brigade!  :D ;)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Quagmire on Sunday, December 16, 2018, 19:08:23
I know it’s still not ready, but that new Spurs stadium looks bloody impressive doesn’t it? Seems to have a bit more character than the usual moder bowls we get now a days.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: adje on Sunday, December 16, 2018, 21:49:38
Town featured in the latest print version of WSC.
One article on the PL season (Hundred club) and one by Morshead doing what he does best, just in case any of the readership missed the angst ridden piece in 2016.

And a letter from me!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Sunday, December 16, 2018, 22:33:30
And a letter from me!
That's got to be the highlight. Hope they've bigged that up with a banner strapline on the front cover!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 22:04:15
Bielsa calling a press conference to discuss him spying, only to tell everyone the spying does nothing and to show off a comprehensive deep dive on derby counties tactics based on watching 51 of their  matches

He’s brilliantly mental. I can’t imagine lampard will be pleased that bielsa has essentially spilled the beans on every single aspect of Derby’s tactical approach (some of which I doubt even Lampard was aware of)

Honestly, read it

https://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/agn9kg/good_evening_i_called_this_press_conference/?st=JQZQSBRI&sh=3c46ba1a


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 22:12:53
I know it’s still not ready, but that new Spurs stadium looks bloody impressive doesn’t it? Seems to have a bit more character than the usual moder bowls we get now a days.

Only London team/ground i've not been to see us play. Probably wont now.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Chubbs on Thursday, January 17, 2019, 10:29:58
Bielsa calling a press conference to discuss him spying, only to tell everyone the spying does nothing and to show off a comprehensive deep dive on derby counties tactics based on watching 51 of their  matches

He’s brilliantly mental. I can’t imagine lampard will be pleased that bielsa has essentially spilled the beans on every single aspect of Derby’s tactical approach (some of which I doubt even Lampard was aware of)

Honestly, read it

https://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/agn9kg/good_evening_i_called_this_press_conference/?st=JQZQSBRI&sh=3c46ba1a


I honestly don't understand why this whole thing is being blown up like is has. People calling for point deductions, Stuart Pearce even suggested flipping the scoreline to Derby's favour.

Clubs will be appointing armed guards and sniffer dogs around their training grounds next.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, January 17, 2019, 10:36:34
The ironic thing is all the journalists screaming blue murder about it. The same journalists that don't bat an eyelid when they would literally do anything to spy on England training sessions in major tournaments and then put pictures of the team line up on the front page of their newspapers!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 18, 2019, 12:46:17
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/46906776


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, January 18, 2019, 14:06:38
And they claim that the Germans do not have a a sense of humour..... https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46903807


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: bamboonoshop on Friday, January 18, 2019, 15:52:09
And they claim that the Germans do not have a a sense of humour..... https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46903807

Brilliant response.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Saturday, January 19, 2019, 19:21:29
Decent gesture:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46932076

Bet they'd rather have had the points though


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Munichred on Sunday, January 20, 2019, 11:13:55
Decent gesture:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46932076

Bet they'd rather have had the points though

Will he still be manager when they play us next season?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Thursday, February 14, 2019, 12:50:19
Bonkers but impressive and admirable:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46258278


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, February 14, 2019, 12:53:58
Bonkers but impressive and admirable:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46258278
Yeah fair play to him seems like a lot of running, my sister just completed the 10 marathons in 10 days and then 2 weeks after she completed the 4 in 4 days Enigma Quadzilla. yes shes thinner and fitter than me as well as older! :D


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, February 14, 2019, 12:54:00
Bonkers but impressive and admirable:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46258278

Is he still going that's about 3 months old ?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, February 14, 2019, 13:08:35
Is he still going that's about 3 months old ?

Seems to be although he is less than 50% towards his fundraising target which is not great... https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/therunawaychallenge

Edit - coincidentally there is actually a piece on the BBC website bout it today https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/47239840


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Thursday, February 14, 2019, 15:49:44
Is he still going that's about 3 months old ?
He's doing every away game this season so yeah.
Edit - coincidentally there is actually a piece on the BBC website bout it today https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/47239840
It's no coincidence, that was the piece I saw first but thought the original article explained what he was doing better


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, February 22, 2019, 13:41:00

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47329293

Reduced to one window ban on appeal probably.
More confirmation that the FA are pretty useless.







Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Private Fraser on Friday, February 22, 2019, 14:40:12
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47329293

Reduced to one window ban on appeal probably.
More confirmation that the FA are pretty useless.



If they find themselves short of bodies, they can always recall one or two of their loanees!



https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0AZSCVX4AAbs0s.jpg





Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, February 22, 2019, 15:03:06
If they find themselves short of bodies, they can always recall one or two of their loanees!



https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0AZSCVX4AAbs0s.jpg


Or 'wonderkid' Islam Feruz to the rescue.  :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Costanza on Friday, February 22, 2019, 18:13:12
It was done on the quiet but I think Islam Feruz was released by Chelsea last month.

They'll be regretting that now  :)


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: reeves4england on Thursday, February 28, 2019, 12:22:30
Wasn't sure where to put this so here will do! Looks a good project and would infinitely prefer something like this over a Leicester/Southampton/Reading type project

https://www.nottinghamforest.co.uk/thenewcityground


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, February 28, 2019, 12:41:38
It was done on the quiet but I think Islam Feruz was released by Chelsea last month.

They'll be regretting that now  :)

A future LS guest?

To be fair his story will be really interesting, a kid from an African heritage growing up in Scotland, getting your football education at Celtic etc.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Private Fraser on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 21:45:19
Real Madrid getting stuffed at home to Ajax and Sergio Ramos’ ploy of getting booked in the first leg so he’d be sure to be available for the quarter final backfiring spectacularly.  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: mystical_goat on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 22:20:18
That was a lovely cherry on the top. Ajax were superb. Enjoyed Man U's comeback tonight too. The Champions League is so good once it gets past the groups.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 22:21:25
United a tad fortunate there. But great drama!


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, March 7, 2019, 09:13:26
If you can't enjoy a dubious injury time winner going against a team lead by Neymar and bankrolled by a human rights vacuum then I think football is not for you. I'm not sure I've stopped laughing yet.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, March 7, 2019, 09:30:46
Using VAR for handballs I think is a recipe for disaster. Almost every 'handball' in slow motion looks deliberate but when played at full speed looks so much more accidental.

I think the rules really need to be looked at and defined. Its a tough one for sure.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, March 7, 2019, 09:31:09
If you can't enjoy a dubious injury time winner going against a team lead by Neymar and bankrolled by a human rights vacuum then I think football is not for you. I'm not sure I've stopped laughing yet.

Very good.... even I as Man U hater since the early 70's had a little laugh.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, March 7, 2019, 09:36:52
Using VAR for handballs I think is a recipe for disaster. Almost every 'handball' in slow motion looks deliberate but when played at full speed looks so much more accidental.

I think the rules really need to be looked at and defined. Its a tough one for sure.

I get where you are coming from, however, I am really confidant that the VAR team and ref saw the ‘offence’ in real time as well as slow mo. FWIW the second the ball hit the player I said to my Mrs that is was penalty and PSG had a get out of jail free card on that one. The rest is now history.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, March 7, 2019, 10:00:51
Using VAR for handballs I think is a recipe for disaster. Almost every 'handball' in slow motion looks deliberate but when played at full speed looks so much more accidental.

I think the rules really need to be looked at and defined. Its a tough one for sure.

The rules group, have just done that. The natural silouette thing.  In that interpretation, it's a handball, intent doesn't come into it.... Kimpembe made himself bigger and blocked the ball therefore handball.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, March 7, 2019, 11:05:39
Its nice to see plucky little Man Utd getting a bit of luck against the big boys.....  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick: :hmmm:


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: reeves4england on Thursday, March 7, 2019, 11:45:50
I think a lot of handballs given in the box are harsh, bordering on ridiculous, but to me it looked like Kimpembe's arm was outstretched as he faced Dalot, then he turned his back and held his arm there. Like Rag says, he made himself bigger by putting his arm out. For that reason I'd say it's a fair decision.

Neymar's come out and said "It's a disgrace. Four guys who know nothing about football watch a slow-motion replay in front of the television" which makes it even sweeter. If it had been at the other end and not been given, he'd have said the same.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Thursday, March 7, 2019, 12:31:37
If you can't enjoy a dubious injury time winner going against a team lead by Neymar and bankrolled by a human rights vacuum then I think football is not for you. I'm not sure I've stopped laughing yet.
Yup. Can't stand Utd, but that is what football is all about. I was listening on the radio in the car driving my eldest home from training and giving his mate a lift home on the way. We pulled up at his mate's house as the pen was given and then sat outside his house listening to it, as no way his mate was going in and missing hearing the pen being taken. Pure drama


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, March 7, 2019, 15:05:47
I've never understood why you don't just make it clear cut - hits your hand, foul.  Like Basketball does with feet.  If players want to wast opportunities by trying to get the ball to hit your hand, they'll more than pay for it by failing to create goal scoring opportunities - nobody goes looking to play a ball off feet in basketball.

When you play the game, every time it hits your hand or arm you think you are going to be blown-up against by the ref, that's how I always felt.  Even if you didn't mean it.

Maybe make it below the elbow only - you can't catch the ball above the elbow very easily so you have a differentiation with the role of a keeper.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: mystical_goat on Thursday, March 7, 2019, 20:27:53
I think the handball law is easy to understand but the waters are muddied by commentators, pundits, and the odd ref.

It was an absolutely turd bit of defending from Kimpembe, something a child would do.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, March 7, 2019, 21:08:48
I'm old skool.  I'd prefer the offside rule to either be abolished or enforced for anyone offside - none of this interfering, active etc.  Make it simple.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Thursday, March 7, 2019, 21:13:12
I'm old skool.  I'd prefer the offside rule to either be abolished or enforced for anyone offside - none of this interfering, active etc.  Make it simple.
Yup, I'm with Paisley (or was it Shankley) - if you're not interfering with play, you shouldn't be on the pitch.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, March 7, 2019, 21:15:25
Exactly!  Not getting back onside is gaining an advantage, even if later in the phase of play.  It's precisely why players are not allowed to leave the field of play without the ref's permission.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: reeves4england on Friday, March 8, 2019, 10:05:01
But then countless goals from corners would be disallowed, assuming no defender on the posts. Cross comes in, flick on, poked home at the far post, but the corner taker is offside.

Similarly, what if a player A runs to the by-line and cuts the ball back to player B. Player B lays it on (forwards) to player C who scores. Player A remains in an offisde position but is 20-30 yards away from the action. Should that goal be disallowed?

That's the whole point of the 'interfering' interpretation.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, March 8, 2019, 12:44:07
Wellens dodges the Manager of the Month award for February. Phew!

3 points tomorrow now.


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: singingiiiffy on Friday, March 8, 2019, 14:02:23
Wellens dodges the Manager of the Month award for February. Phew!

3 points tomorrow now.

Is it still a jinx or an urban myth?


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: RobertT on Friday, March 8, 2019, 15:06:05
But then countless goals from corners would be disallowed, assuming no defender on the posts. Cross comes in, flick on, poked home at the far post, but the corner taker is offside.

Similarly, what if a player A runs to the by-line and cuts the ball back to player B. Player B lays it on (forwards) to player C who scores. Player A remains in an offisde position but is 20-30 yards away from the action. Should that goal be disallowed?

That's the whole point of the 'interfering' interpretation.

Which is why just getting rid of the rule is an option


Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: Batch on Thursday, March 14, 2019, 08:35:29
world's best penalty

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Title: Re: What's right with football?
Post by: pauld on Thursday, March 14, 2019, 08:45:15
world's best penalty

Check out @AwayDaysVideos’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/AwayDaysVideos/status/1105934491355398146?s=09
He's no Keshi, is he?