Pages: 1 ... 8 9 10 [11] 12 13 14 ... 17   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018  (Read 23584 times)
Reg Smeeton
Walking Encyclopaedia


+104/-402
Offline Offline

Posts: 31346





Ignore
« Reply #150 on: Monday, March 26, 2018, 15:58:11 »

Incredible stat on Sky Sports Saturday re Coventry.  Apparently they haven't finished in top 6 for 47 years. 

I don't think that is right... I posted this up back in August...

Quote
Exciting times for Cov fans.  They're one of only 2 eligible teams who've never been in the PO's... t'other is Oxford.

In fact Cov haven't finished in the top 6 of a Div since 69/70 when they finished 6th in Div 1.

I make that 48 years  Hmmm
Logged
Pax Romana


+9/-8
Offline Offline

Posts: 362





Ignore
« Reply #151 on: Monday, March 26, 2018, 17:08:14 »

Fair enough, I stand corrected.

I wonder how many supporters of clubs like Swindon would have swapped 47 48 years of bumbling around the lower leagues with the regular near misses and actual promotions & relegations for all Coventry's years in the top flight, apparently much more illustrious and high profile but probably in the end frustrating and even tedious.  Not me. 
Logged
Flashheart


+40/-10071
Offline Offline

Posts: 25268


FUCK YEAH!



« Reply #152 on: Monday, March 26, 2018, 17:11:12 »

Not for me. I prefer our cycle of being really crap for a while, and then really good for a while.
Logged

I like it firm and fruity.
Reg Smeeton
Walking Encyclopaedia


+104/-402
Offline Offline

Posts: 31346





Ignore
« Reply #153 on: Monday, March 26, 2018, 19:53:37 »

Fair enough, I stand corrected.

I wonder how many supporters of clubs like Swindon would have swapped 47 48 years of bumbling around the lower leagues with the regular near misses and actual promotions & relegations for all Coventry's years in the top flight, apparently much more illustrious and high profile but probably in the end frustrating and even tedious.  Not me. 

From our early glory days of the Southern League, before the Great War, up until the mid 60's Cov were a regular opponent, apart from the odd season. Pretty much 50/50 in the wins stakes.  It was then that Jimmy Hill got them up, whereas we went back down from the old Div 2, not to see each other again in a league fixture for 30  years until the Prem.

So their older fans knew all about being down in the lower reaches.

That they managed to survive as long as they did was something of a miracle as they were never really much more than a Div 3 club.... look back  on some of the sides who consistently managed to scrape out of relegation and they had some proper mediocre squads.

Had Jimmy's stewardship not happened, it's likely that Cov would be up there with our most played opponents.... the worry for us, is that the top dozen or so of these, have all to some extent left us behind.  In some cases quite a long way behind.

The only one in Div 4 is Exeter, who weigh in about 14th in the list, and currently we're below them.

This doesn't thrill me...
Logged
bamboonoshoe


+68/-153
Offline Offline

Posts: 2028


Chief Feather Ruffler


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #154 on: Saturday, April 14, 2018, 22:21:58 »

Notts County's 2nd goal was a fucking awful comedy of errors. Ugh, I fucking hate this league.
Logged

COYR WAPBRAWA COYR
Reg Smeeton
Walking Encyclopaedia


+104/-402
Offline Offline

Posts: 31346





Ignore
« Reply #155 on: Sunday, April 15, 2018, 01:50:18 »

Ugh, I fucking hate this league.

However it's where we are.... got to make the most of it.
Logged
bamboonoshoe


+68/-153
Offline Offline

Posts: 2028


Chief Feather Ruffler


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #156 on: Sunday, April 15, 2018, 14:00:08 »

However it's where we are.... got to make the most of it.

Yeah I appreciate that...bloody frustrating though. I accept it's where we are, for now.

So Reg, who has surprised or impressed you from the Town squad, in a distinctly average season to date that has been blistered with periods of quality and that nagging friend of mine, hope?
« Last Edit: Sunday, April 15, 2018, 15:35:45 by bamboonoshoe » Logged

COYR WAPBRAWA COYR
Reg Smeeton
Walking Encyclopaedia


+104/-402
Offline Offline

Posts: 31346





Ignore
« Reply #157 on: Monday, April 16, 2018, 20:25:47 »

  See it all kicked off in El Glosico, on Saturday..... both before and during the game.

  https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/cheltenham-news/el-glosico-brawl-latest-police-1462935

  https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/cheltenham-news/el-glosico-trouble-continued-stadium-1459817

  Disgraceful....

Logged
Matchworn Shirts
For Sale


+7/-17
Offline Offline

Posts: 5911




Ignore
« Reply #158 on: Monday, April 16, 2018, 20:45:34 »

I hope we can finally beat fcuking Cheltenham next season, loathsome pricks
Logged

I come from a land down-under
Batch
Thingie


+110/-46
Offline Offline

Posts: 37567





Ignore
« Reply #159 on: Monday, April 16, 2018, 20:58:51 »

Sounds like FGR fans from that. Police used pepperami spray to disperse them
Logged
Reg Smeeton
Walking Encyclopaedia


+104/-402
Offline Offline

Posts: 31346





Ignore
« Reply #160 on: Monday, April 16, 2018, 21:31:23 »

Sounds like FGR fans from that. Police used pepperami spray to disperse them

 

For those who think there's nothing left in this season, the Wilts/Glos/Somerset mini league has yet to be decided the big one being on the 24th at Huish Park v FGR.

Atm we're heading the table but can be edged out if FGR prevail by more than a goal.
Logged
Reg Smeeton
Walking Encyclopaedia


+104/-402
Offline Offline

Posts: 31346





Ignore
« Reply #161 on: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 21:55:09 »

 Congrats to Accy, promoted tonight.

 As expected looking grim for Chesterfield  Sad
Logged
Batch
Thingie


+110/-46
Offline Offline

Posts: 37567





Ignore
« Reply #162 on: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 22:13:42 »

Can't begrudge Stanley going up, good luck to them. Tremendous effort

Surely even the biggest optimist/wait and see type has written us off now. 4 (5) points behind and a game extra played.
« Last Edit: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 22:15:38 by Batch » Logged
adje


+11/-4
Offline Offline

Posts: 9741





Ignore
« Reply #163 on: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 22:41:09 »

Yep that Lincoln result has probably done for us
Logged

quot;Molten memories splashing down
 upon the rooves of Swindon Town"
Ells


+256/-273
Offline Offline

Posts: 3422


Not 30 yet




Ignore
« Reply #164 on: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 22:48:31 »

Congrats to Accy, promoted tonight.

 As expected looking grim for Chesterfield  Sad

Why are we sad about Chesterfield? Have I missed something
Logged

If Don Rogers were alive today, he'd be turning in his grave
Pages: 1 ... 8 9 10 [11] 12 13 14 ... 17   Go Up
Print
Jump to: