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Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Shalini » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:22 am

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Shalini » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:24 am

This message is specially for my fellow red - mouse - All the best for today :up:

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby mouse » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:22 pm

Even with 10 men shalini we still beat them :)

Yes Soto was a red card but how the hell the ugly mushroom **** stayed on the pitch is a disgrace. Also Pienaar too should have been off way before he walked.

Highlights of the game are here incase you missed it

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Shalini » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:03 am

We did indeed Mouse :grin:

The referee was was suffering from a serious case of the Wenger disease - lots of things he "did not see". It was a very dirty game. Kyrgiakos red card was correct but Pienaar and Fellaini! :annoyed:

Another team performance where it was difficult to name one Man of the match.

Thanks for the link. I managed to get a really good link from some chap on twitter (no it wasn't Babel :lol: ) and actually watched the whole game. And I'll watch it properly on LFC TV this evening.

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby bharathh » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:45 pm

I think this needs to go into the gems section. Lancashire Nick has submitted so many amazing posts here. I know precious little about the EPL... but Nick is very interesting to read. Has he registered here btw? I hope he does soon.

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Shalini » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:52 pm

Good idea Bharath. Let the 09-10 Football season finish then we'll move it. I am sure there will be many more interesting posts before the season is over :)

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby mouse » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:55 pm

If we beat Arsenal on Wednesday we're only 2 points behind them, yes it's a big IF but they've lost the last 2 big games against Chelsea and Man Utd.

Anyway how this wasn't a red card i'll never know

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Shalini » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:40 am

Things not looking good for Portsmouth :(

Portsmouth cash offer rejected by HMRC

Portsmouth still face a winding-up hearing after Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs rejected a cash offer from the club, BBC Sport understands.

Pompey offered a down payment to settle debts of about £7m with HMRC.

But HMRC also wanted a schedule for the repayment of the rest of the debt, which the club could not provide.

So Portsmouth face a High Court winding-up hearing at 1130 GMT which could result in the club's liquidation, or the club entering administration.

Portsmouth are still keen for a 28-day adjournment and their manager, Avram Grant, said: "I ask the court to think not about the situation they see on the papers, football is not just papers.

"This business belongs to the fans, they love this club."

The court hearing on Wednesday moves Pompey a step closer to becoming the first top-flight club to go into administration.

The last-minute negotiations between Pompey's lawyers and HMRC came a week after businessman Balram Chainrai became the club's fourth owner this season.

An agreement has already been reached with the creditors other than HMRC who have been named in the case, which relates to non-payment of PAYE and Vat.

Pompey's lawyers had been attempting to persuade HMRC to allow the club to pay a substantial part of the money owed, with the rest of the debt being rescheduled.

Chainrai, a Hong Kong businessman, is looking to sell the club quickly and has no wish to see it go under as he has made substantial loans to Portsmouth.

Chief executive Peter Storrie said in his programme notes ahead of Tuesday's Premier League 1-1 draw against Sunderland: "I already have more than one interested party and am hopeful that we can finally find owners who have the best interests of everyone at the club at heart in order to move us forward."

However, Brendon Bone, of supporters' group SOS Pompey, told BBC Sport: "The talk about potential new buyers is all hearsay.

"We are hearing nothing but noise about selling on the club from the new owner, but if he does sell it on we hope he sells it to a football man.

"If all else fails at Portsmouth, Fratton Park can only be used for football, and we'd hope the council will take it over as a community club.

"HMRC want to get their money, and if they wind up the club, they won't get it. I think there are pretty good chances of an adjournment.

"We are on the brink of losing our Premier League status. But the most important thing is Portsmouth Football Club, not the Premier League."

Bottom-of-the-table Pompey have debts of £60m and are six points from safety.

Their financial woes have meant their players have been paid late on four occasions this season.

Portsmouth are also involved in a separate dispute with former owner Sacha Gaydamak over whether they have missed a deadline in paying a £9m chunk of the £28m they owe to him.

However, it is thought unlikely that Gaydamak will take any action to push the club towards administration because to do so would reduce his chances of getting his money back.

In addition the Fratton Park team are being sued by former defender Sol Campbell for £1.7m for unpaid image rights.

Story from BBC SPORT: http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/sport1 ... 505321.stm

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Shalini » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:01 pm

And Stories coming out about Indian interest in Liverpool

From BBC: Indian businessman Subrata Roy is to step up his pursuit of a takeover of Liverpool. Fellow Indian Mukesh Ambani is also a potential investor, despite issuing a denial on Tuesday.

Full story: The Times - http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/ ... 021154.ece

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby mouse » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:10 am

Not what we needed tonight was another defeat. Big games against City a week on sunday, if we lose we're 3 points behind and City have 2 games in hand. I can't see us finishing 4th if we lose that one

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Shalini » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:32 am

It was a bad game I thought. Ngog was too lightweight on his own and Degen had a poor game.

We could have been part of the most exciting PL Title Chase this year, the way other top teams are doing at the moment. Chelsea lost, Man U Drew. But... We are fighting for 4th! Very disappointing :(

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby mouse » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:12 pm

I know, this would've been an excellent chance to win the league if we wasn't so good damm inconsistent we might have been up there in the title race. If we had the same season as last season we would win the league

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Cevno » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:22 pm

This season none of the games can be classified as walk -overs.
Every team is putting up a fight against the top teams.

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Shalini » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:48 pm

India managed to win. Will Liverpool? against the team with the unpronounceable name?

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby mouse » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:59 am

Shalini wrote:India managed to win. Will Liverpool? against the team with the unpronounceable name?


Only just mate and it was such a shocking performance

I looked at the starting line up and thought yeah we;ll have a go at them by playing Aqua and Gerrard in the starting 11 but the 1st half was such a **** performance by most of the players that started on the pitch. Gerrard tried a few things but with little success. 1 player made the difference today and as much of a **** he has been this season it was Babel. Finally somebody wanted to take on the RB with a bit of pace which Riera doesn't have and it came as no surprise he had a hand in the goal by crossing in to young Pacheco who very calmly headed it bk cross goal for an easy finish for N'Gog

yes we won and kept a clean sheet but yet again it wasn't the greatest of performances from the men in red

Anyway here is my ratings

Pepe 6 Had nothing to do whatsoever
Carra 6 Tried to get forward as much as possible but his tried legs can't get him up the field as much as we wanted
Sktrel 6 Should've done better with the header chance but had nothing to do at the back
Agger 6 easy game for Agger, he had nothing to do
Auerlio 7 Put some decent crossers in had a few shots and overall a decent game
Kuyt 5 As much as I liek Kuyt this wasn't his best game in a red shirt, kept losing the ball and didn't offer much going
Aqua 5 Seem like the game just went past him. Needs to improve if he wants to make it in the starting 11 over Lucas anytime soon
Masch 7 - Closed down well and kept things simple. Had a few shots that was goal bound as well.
Riera 5 - Lucky I didn't give him a 4! he was very poor today, didn't once take the RB on and his crossers was very poor. Can't see him starting against City
Gerrard 7 Had an early chance when he should've scored and tried to get involved as much as possible. Made a chance out of nothing with his close control and shot what went just wide and was much better in CM then just behind N'Gog
N'Gog 6 Scored the only goal but didn't offer much other than that. Wasn't his best game in a red shirt this season

Subs
Babel 8 Made the difference with his pace and ability to run at defenders. Kept wanting the ball which was a good sign to see
Pacheco 6 A few good touches from the youngster and infact set up the goal for N'gog. I'm expecting big thinsg from him next year
Lucas 5 Not sure he touched the ball

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Lancashire Nick » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:10 pm

bharathh wrote:I think this needs to go into the gems section. Lancashire Nick has submitted so many amazing posts here. I know precious little about the EPL... but Nick is very interesting to read. Has he registered here btw? I hope he does soon.


Well I'm back :lol: . I had problems registering but fortunately Andrew is computer literate, so he was able to get me on here...........you'll soon wish he hadn't ;) .

So where were we? Oh yes, Southport had just beaten Barrow to reach the semi-final of the Lancashire Cup, undoubtedly the biggest cup competition in world football 8-) . And of course we were 3 points behind Fleetwood in the league, but had 2 games in hand ............. so to the action, and 4 games to catch up on.

Saturday 30th January, we travelled to Stafford, and thanks to a late Steve Daly strike, came away with a 2-1 win. Next came Blyth Spartans, at home, on Saturday 6th February. Andrew and I arrived at the ground about an hour before kick-off, as usual. We had secured our lucky parking spot, and it looked like being a dry, bright afternoon. I collected my programmes, and Andrew went off to have a kick about on the pitch with the other ballboys, the manager's son, and one of the player's little brother ....... you can't do that at a Premiership ground.

Programme sales went well , despite a slow start, and at kick off I was relieved of my duties, and went to purchase a steak and kidney pie and a hot chocolate.............. I now avoid the coffee at all costs, and I've worked out why the burgers are so variable. The actual burger is okay, but the buns are kept on the counter top, and on a cold day can lose temperature, and make the burger appear cold. From now on I'm going to be a pie and hot chocolate guy for all home games. But rest assured, I'll be more adventurous on the road, and keep you up to date with the food offer at other grounds. 8-)

To the match. The mighty Port started brightly, missed a few half chances, and then after about 20 minutes and against the run of play, contrived to concede a goal, when our defence left one of their strikers completely unmarked about 15 yards out. The travelling army of fans, all 26 of them, went barmy, and celebrated wildly. I ignored them, even the fat, bald, loud, obnoxious one in the tight fitting replica kit.

We continued to press, and just before half time, Earl Davis nodded in from a set piece, his 5th of the season, securing another £200 for the Trust, from one of our supporter's pledges. All square at half time, and the Blyth fans were a bit more subdued :nana: .

I moved to behind the goal that we'd be attacking in the 2nd half, and the goal by which Andrew was doing his ballboying stint. A couple of minutes after the restart, we went ahead, when Chris Simm pounced. A most welcome goal, as we'd heard that Fleetwood were winning their game. But of course things are never that simple at Southport, and we allowed one of their strikers to waltz through the back four and equalise. Despite being the better side, we looked like throwing 2 points away through stupid defensive errors. Liam Watson, threw on his subs to try and grab a winner, but we squandered all chances.

Then with less than 10 minutes left, and with a few pessimists starting to leave the ground; a bizarre sequence of riccochets in their box, left the ball at the feet of Simm, and he planted it in the corner of the net. Cue a great celebration, he ran to the fans, mimicked a soldier firing a machine gun, before throwing himself over the wall, and into the arms of the adoring fans......meanwhile, Andrew had run over to join in the mass of bodies, and hug a few players. As a fan of a mature vintage ( i.e. I'm in my forties now ), I stood my ground, and waved my arms in the air a bit ......who says white men ain't got no rhythm :lol: ?

So, 3 points, and a vital win. The post match pint tasted sweet, I even bought Simmo a pint of Guinness to show my appreciation for his goals.

Sadly, we were brought down to earth the following Monday, when a tired and injury depleted side travelled to Hinckley and got beat 4-1, and one of our games in hand was gone.

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Lancashire Nick » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:57 pm

And to bring you all up to date..........Saturday 13th Feb, and Farsley Celtic away........yes that's right, we had to travel deep into the Evil Empire, past Bradford, and just outside Leeds, to be precise. It was a journey to compare with anything asked of Frodo and his friends.

The coach departed at about midday, but there was only about 25 of us, as many others had decided to drive into the Twilight Zone of Yorksh.......Yorkshi.........Yorks........no, I can't type the word, but you know where I mean. Roadworks in Ormskirk hindered our travel a little bit, and of course there was the chilling sight of that White Rose on that stone slab as you climb the hill upto the Moors. Instantly the sky seemed a little darker, and the air a little putrid, but we brave Lancastrians kept our nerve as we rolled onwards deep into the Evil Empire.

We arrived at the ground just before 2pm, so decided to go for a pre match drink in the bar, and watch the end of the Southampton v Portsmouth cup tie on tv........apparently it's a competiton called the FA Cup, obviously not as prestigious as the Lancashire Cup, but some other parts of the country take it seriously ;) .

Our manager was in the bar, talking to a repesentative of the Supporters Trust. I could give you details, but I'd have to kill you. Just to say, that we in the Trust are meeting the Chairman in a couple of weeks with our plan for the future of the club, and we wanted to know what the manager's view was on certain issues, and how he'd like the playing set-up to be.

About 20 minutes before kick-off, we went to the refreshment bar; chips for Andrew; steak pie, chips and gravy for me, topped off with some mint sauce. Now I'd only had mint sauce with lamb before this season, but a fellow fan had introduced me to the joys of putting it on your pie, at the Alfreton match earlier in the season. It does add a certain splendour to an otherwise average football match eating experience.

Southport were at full strength, after the depleted side fielded against Hinckley.....but early on it didn't show. Farsley created a number of chances, and Tony Mc had to dive bravely at several players' feet as they swept through on goal. We created a few chances, including Steve Daly being right through, about 8 yards out, totally unmarked, but we manged to spurn all of them. As half time approached, and news of Fleetwood goals came in on various mobile phones around me, I could feel the league slipping away.

I went over to Matt, a friend of mine and asked him to text Andy ( another friend, who hadn't made the trip ) and tell him the score. The last 2 home games it had worked. Against Telford he'd been texting Andy just before we went 2 up; and then against Blyth, he'd done the same, even though they were standing side by side at the time :lol: . At football, you have to use every piece of fan effort and/or superstition to get an edge

Sure enough, as the tannoy announcer confirmed that there was one minute of time added on to be played, a cross came in from the right, a poor shot from the edge of the box, fell at the feet of Daly, and he turned and slotted home, to give us a lead. Relief all around, I pointed over to Matt, his magic fingers had worked again.

At half time I purchased a hot chocolate........just to say, that the chocolate available in the Evil Empire is not a patch on the lovely liquid available in God's Own County of Lancashire....... someone did tell me that the coffee was nice, but I've been caught out with coffee before at football gounds and I wasn't risking it 8-) . Halfway through the chocolate, I gave up, discretion being the better part of valour.

The second half we played much better, created a few good chances, played it to feet, and secured the win with about 20 minutes to go when substitute Ciaran Kilheeney shot home from the edge of the box. An interesting sidenote was when the Farsley midfielder and ex-Port player Dominic Krief was substituted, walked around 3 quarters of the ground to wish us luck for the rest of the season , and suggest that Fleetwood were .......... well I better not put it in print, but just to say, that I think Dom still has a soft spot for us, and is no lover of Fleetwood or their rich, flashy, arrogant Chairman.

So a vital win, Fleetwood had also won, 3-1 against Gloucester ( and their Bristol Rovers rejects 8-) ) , and the gap at the top remained 3 points, with us having a game in hand.

We quickly mounted the coach, and departed, and were relieved to see that Red Rose on the other stone slab, before the evil forces of Mordor-shire could get us.

Sadly Fleetwood have since won in midweek, and due to cup commitments for us and our future opponents, Fleetwood will play a further 2 games before we see league action again......so in theory we could be 12 points behind with 4 games in hand before we next play ........ :annoyed: not good.

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Shalini » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:47 pm

I think you are being very generous in your assessment mouse. I wouldn't give any of the starting line up over 5 except Pepe, but he did not have a lot to do so nothing to rate him on.

Babel and Pacheco - agreed. But... is Babel trying to impress the Dutch selectors or is he really trying for Liverpool? I am just not convinced he has the commitment. Pacheco needs to start more.

It was a poor game again and very disappointing performance.

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Postby Shalini » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:52 pm

The coach departed at about midday, but there was only about 25 of us, as many others had decided to drive into the Twilight Zone of Yorksh.......Yorkshi.........Yorks........no, I can't type the word, but you know where I mean. Roadworks in Ormskirk hindered our travel a little bit, and of course there was the chilling sight of that White Rose on that stone slab as you climb the hill upto the Moors. Instantly the sky seemed a little darker, and the air a little putrid, but we brave Lancastrians kept our nerve as we rolled onwards deep into the Evil Empire.
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Good to have you back Nick :) I don't always comment on them, but I do enjoy reading your posts.

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Shalini » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:19 pm

That was painful to watch today! :sleep: Pathetic!

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby raja » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:26 am

I enjoy reading your posts, Nick. :-)
Do keep them coming.

Btw, it must have been very satisfying to see ManUre dumped yesterday. :-)

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Lancashire Nick » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:21 am

Just a brief one today ........... as I've got people to meet, places to see, and things to do. :grin:

Last night saw Southport take on Lancaster at a neutral venue (Leyland) in the biggest cup competition in the world.........yes that's right, it was the semi-final of the Lancashire Cup.

Liam, our esteemed manager, rested a number of players who were carrying injuries, but our makeshift side, containing only 5 first choice players, was felt to be too strong for Lancaster.

After a fairly even start, the first goal came in the 18th minute, and it was one of those bad news, good news goals. The bad news was that Lancaster centre half Stringfellow headed home a bullet header past the stranded keeper.........the good news was that he did it at the wrong end..........1-0 to the Port.

Soon after , our skipper, Adam Flynn, whose day job is as a coach at Liverpoo (that fact should keep shalini and mouse interested), scored his first goal of the season, with a deflected shot.

Just before half time, one of their defenders chose to handle a Barratt cross, and Daly dispatched the penalty.........3-0 at half time, and the game in the bag.

The second half was pretty uneventful, as we threw on a few kids, to introduce them to the big match atmosphere in front of 262 fans :lol: .

The last 15 minutes it went a bit silly. They scored (3-1), surely not a comeback. Simm scored to relieve our nerves (4-1), but then they went upfield from the kick off and made it 4-2. Fortunately as the final whistle approached, Booth sealed a 5-2 win.

So the final will be played at Bolton's Reebok Stadium, where we will try to win our first silverware of the season against Clitheroe from the Unibond 1st Division North. They are 2 divisions below us so we will be favourites.





In other news, later today, or maybe tomorrow, our teenage prodigy, Zac Aley will sign for Blackburn Rovers. I was chatting to him on Facebook yesterday, and he says it's all agreed. Apparently we'll get £10k plus extra for appearances and goals if he makes it to the first team in the future. I wish him all the best .

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Lancashire Nick » Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:29 pm

So to the games played on Saturday.

Andrew and I were unable to attend our match away at Corby, because the coach left before Andrew finished choir practise .......... however don't worry, we'd been to watch St Helens beat Wakefield in SuperLeague on Friday night, so we'd had a "fix" of live sport.

As we weren't there I'll just give you the details ............ Corby scored in the opening minutes through a chap called Gulliver ( presumably just back from his travels) . We equalised through Kilheeney later in the half, and despite it being an exciting end to end game, that was it 1-1.

However good news from elsewhere, as Fleetwood lost 3-0 at home !

So the top of the BSN now looks like this..........

Fleetwood.........p32......w20......d6......l6......gd+33......pts66
Southport..........p29......w18.....d7......l4......gd+32......pts61
Hinckley...........p31......w14......d10.....l7.....gd+11......pts52
Alfreton...........p30......w14......d9......l7......gd+23......pts51
Droylsden..........p28......w13......d7......l8.....gd+22......pts46

It looks like a two horse race, and on Tuesday we play one of our games in hand, home to Alfreton. See ya then.
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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby mouse » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:43 pm

A much needed win against Rovers with city and Spurs already winning their games

Wasn't the greatest of games but thankfully we got the 3 points

Blackburn are such a **** team with **** tactics and **** players. Countless times kicking us and getting away with it. There should've been 2 red cards but doesn't matter now

Btw get well soon Ramsey after his injury.

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Lancashire Nick » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:50 pm

mouse wrote:A much needed win against Rovers with city and Spurs already winning their games

Wasn't the greatest of games but thankfully we got the 3 points

Liverpoo are such a **** team with **** tactics and **** players. Countless times kicking us and getting away with it. There should've been 2 red cards but doesn't matter now

Btw get well soon Ramsey after his injury.


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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Lancashire Nick » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:54 pm

Whilst we're on the subject of footie............ am I the only person who thinks Wayne Bridge is being a real wimp. It was his ex-girlfriend that Terry slept with. Once they split, she was a free agent, and free to sleep with whoever she chooses, I don't understand why he's got a problem with it.

If it was his wife or current girlfriend I'd understand, but not when it's an ex.

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby mouse » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:05 pm

Lancashire Nick wrote:
mouse wrote:A much needed win against Rovers with city and Spurs already winning their games

Wasn't the greatest of games but thankfully we got the 3 points

Liverpoo are such a **** team with **** tactics and **** players. Countless times kicking us and getting away with it. There should've been 2 red cards but doesn't matter now

Btw get well soon Ramsey after his injury.


Corrected for accuracy 8-)


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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

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Lancashire Nick wrote:Whilst we're on the subject of footie............ am I the only person who thinks Wayne Bridge is being a real wimp. It was his ex-girlfriend that Terry slept with. Once they split, she was a free agent, and free to sleep with whoever she chooses, I don't understand why he's got a problem with it.

If it was his wife or current girlfriend I'd understand, but not when it's an ex.


Agree Nick, Yes he didn't need to shake Terry's which was probs correct but retiring from international football is plain stupid. FFS he should man up and get on with his job. People work with people they don't like so what's different with footballers

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Postby Lancashire Nick » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:47 pm

And tonight's game with Alfreton has been called off due to a frozen pitch .............. no way, I don't know the reason, but I don't believe the pitch is frozen ............something very fishy going on here.

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Postby VFE » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:30 pm

Thing is its not great for the team. If one had to go better it was Terry who is playing poorly at the moment. Every game he gets exposed for lack of pace and his tactical thinking which used to make up for it has gone.

And he is a thug.

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby mouse » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:59 am

Really need the 3 points away at Wigan tomorrow. Not expecting anything from Aqua and hopefully Agger is fit enough to start

Btw a bit of topic but my girlfriend just brought be the new Liverpool away shirt with Agger on the back for our 6 months anniversary

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Shalini » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:24 am

mouse wrote:Really need the 3 points away at Wigan tomorrow. Not expecting anything from Aqua and hopefully Agger is fit enough to start

Btw a bit of topic but my girlfriend just brought be the new Liverpool away shirt with Agger on the back for our 6 months anniversary


The season is in shambles and we should just write it off, but we need every point from now on to end on some respectability :cry:

Hope you will be able to go to more games next season. enjoy your Agger Shirt, 6 months anniversary - how sweet! :grin:

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby mouse » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:46 pm

We just need to finish 4th pal. Don't care about the Europa league. Great news that Pepe signed a new contract and hopfully Masch will sign as well.

I know best gift she could've got me. I think she knows me because I've already got a Torres, Gerrard and Carra shirt and I've always wanted an Agger shirt. IMO the best CB at the club and deffo in the top 5 in the Premiership

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Shalini » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:03 pm

You still think we will finish 4th mouse :( ? Even Neverton will finish above us if this keeps up! :annoyed:

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez: "We did not play well, especially in the first half. We did not show attitude, we worked hard after the break but without game intelligence. We had too many things that were wrong. We are not happy, we have to show more character if we want to be in the top four."


Well, someone (or maybe everyone) at LFC has lost the plot Rafa and at the moment it looks like you are leading the line!

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby mouse » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:34 am

Time for him to just **** off. I've had enough of him and his ******* tactics. Nothing like playing one of the best DM's in the world at RB, Having a £20 million CM on the bench all season, only having 1 CF to speak off when for 2 years we've seen that we need a back up CF. Letting players like Lucas, Kuyt etc play for the club when they're not good enough. It makes me laugh because we had our best CB on the bench today in Agger. IMO if you are fit enough to be on the bench, you are fit enough to play 90 mins. He just needs to go

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Lancashire Nick » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:48 am

Wiganers are known around the globe as "Pie Eaters" .......an insult dating back over a hundred years, to a time when the workers of Wigan broke a strike, and went back to work because they were hungry.

However after Monday night the people of Wigan have sent an official thank you to Liverpool FC, for sending them 11 puddings.

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Lancashire Nick » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:41 am

Lancashire Nick wrote:So the top of the BSN now looks like this..........

Fleetwood.........p32......w20......d6......l6......gd+33......pts66
Southport..........p29......w18.....d7......l4......gd+32......pts61
Hinckley...........p31......w14......d10.....l7.....gd+11......pts52
Alfreton...........p30......w14......d9......l7......gd+23......pts51
Droylsden..........p28......w13......d7......l8.....gd+22......pts46



And to Saturday, when Southport were home to Gainsborough Trinity, a team managed by that old Aston Villa legend(?) Brian Little.

I won't bore you with the details, but it was awful. Neither keeper had to make a save. The highlight of the day was taking Andrew and Mrs Lancashire Nick to the funfair in the evening. 0-0, and a point, wasn't good enough, especially as Fleetwood won 2-0 :cry: .

So on Tuesday night we travelled to Stalybridge Celtic, to replay the game that was abandoned due to floodlight failure back in December. You remember that don't you ......... the game where a couple of our players bought Andrew a burger at half time.... the place with the worst coffee in the world...no....okay then....go back to the old thread, read the match report again and I'll wait here..........................................................read it, good, then I'll continue.

We caught the coach at 5pm, with the rush hour traffic, the trip to the other side of Manchester was probably going to take a couple of hours. The journey was pretty uneventful, the main topic of conversation being the possible signing of new players.......now that Chester City have gone bust, I hope that Tim "Tiger" Ryan will return, he was my favourite player when he played for us back in the late 90's. Another hot topic was what will happen to Farsley Celtic. They are on the verge of bankruptcy, and if they get kicked out of the league then their games will be expunged from the records. Fleetwood have beaten them twice, whereas we've won one and lost one against them, so if they go, we'll be 3 points nearer to Fleetwood :grin: .

Upon arriving at the ground, Andrew and I donned high visibility vests and turned on the torches that I'd brought. A few fans had torches, candles or glow sticks with them, and 2 fans had miners' lamps.............we weren't going to miss an opportunity to mock Stalybridge and their "habit" of floodlight failure.

Liam had selected an unusual team, playing only one up front and having a 5 man midfield, but apparently he wanted to match the way they line up, confident that our superior players would then win the day.........err, win the night......evening.......whatever.

From the start we were the better team, although, as usual, we managed to squander the chances we created. Honestly , we must miss half a dozen sitters each game. After about 20 minutes, a cross from the right was headed home by Rob Marsh-Evans, we went mad........and then went bersrk as the linesman ruled it out for offside. I ran 40 yards to have a chat with the linesman, and point out that RM-E had come from an onside position, that with the current interpretation of the rules, it was quite acceptable for Earl Davis to be standing beyong the last defender because he wasn't active or gaining an advantage.

Well at least that was what I meant. What I actually shouted was slightly different, and in some circles could be considered abusive, offensive and a slight on the linesman's integrity, but I'm sure he understood the hidden meaning behind my words 8-) .

At this point I looked round to see one of our fans, James, being escorted from the ground, for throwing a glowstick onto the pitch. He's such a numpty.

Back to the game and we continued to press forward, whilst I went to the refreshment stand, being sure to view the menu with my torch. For your reference the meat pie and gravy was pleasant, and the hot chocolate superb with a rich taste. If you're ever unlucky enough to watch your team play there, make sure you sample it.

On the pitch, Chris Lever hit the crossbar, and then just before half time, a flowing move was finished off nicely by Steve Daly, 1-0 to the Port. As we walked around to the other end to stand behind the goal Southport would be attacking in the second half, we could see James' head peering over the wall in the corner.

The second half was more of the same. We dominated, could have scored more, had a few near misses, and their stewards made Matt put out his candles, in case they caused a fire :roll: . Just before the end, a man with his hood up, approached us. As he came nearer we could see it was James, who'd been kicked out in the first half. Apparently jsut after half time, one of the caterers had gone out to the bins and left a gate open. James had snuck in and sat quietly in the stand, but with only a few minutes to go felt brave enough to make his way around to join us.

The final whistle went, all the players came down to our end to thank us for the support. In a crowd of 471, there must have been between 150 and 200 Port fans, maybe more, and we'd been in fine voice all game, singing and shouting encouragement. The players often comment on how good and encouraging the away support is.

As we walked out of the ground, a steward ran up to throw James out of the ground again :lol: , to say we laughed at him would be an understatement .........to throw somone out as he's leaving the ground to board his coach must be the epitome of pointless jobsworth behaviour.

The coach journey back home was sweet. Merry banter flowed ; tasteless jokes were cracked about the alleged revelations that Jon Venables (a notorious child murderer) has been living under a new identity in..............WAIT FOR IT.............yes , Fleetwood.

And so the table looks like this
Fleetwood ...........p33.........w21........d6........l6........pts69
Southport............p31.........w19........d8........l4........pts65

And yet it could get better, if Farsley are kicked out of the league, and currently they've failed to fulfill their last 3 games, and are suspended pending a hearing, then the table would read
Fleetwood...........p31........w19.........d6.......l6.........pts63
Southport............p29.......w18..........d6.......l3........pts62

We shall see......

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Shalini » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:47 pm

The result tonight did not even surprise me! How sad is that? :(

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Postby mouse » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:31 am

Shalini wrote:The result tonight did not even surprise me! How sad is that? :(


And from a set piece!

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Shalini » Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:07 am

He had Hazard written all over him and these muppets were still clueless!

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Postby Lancashire Nick » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:04 am

Don't worry ...... you'll easily pull back a 1 goal deficit.

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Shalini » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:21 pm

RJ Alert! :evil:

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby mouse » Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:13 pm

You know your time is up when all Everton and Man Utd fans want him to stay. After two more losses against Wigan and Lille I've just had enough.

I find it hard to believe any fans can see have faith in him

You know if Rafa ran on to the pitch and then took a shit in the centre circle I bet some fans would say the following:

"We need to give the shit time. It's a foreign shit and shit like that takes longer to settle in the prem."

"The shit would have been better if it wasn't a cold weekday on TV."

"It's not the shit's fault that it doesn't have millions to work with."

"In shit we trust. If you don't believe in the shit then you arn't a real fan."

Some fans are so blind to see that Rafa is taking the Effing piss. Everyone seems to be against the owners when I think the biggest problem at the moment is the manager. How can the yanks trust him with money when he spends £20 million on Aqua and never starts him. In the past few weeks I've woke up, checked BBC Sports just hoping his gone. Sorry but the IRWT has gone and even a 4th place finish isn't good enough to change my mind

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Shalini » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:44 pm

mouse wrote:You know your time is up when all Everton and Man Utd fans want him to stay.


And even worse... they stop taking the p*** and stop winding you up because they feel sorry for you :(

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Lancashire Nick » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:51 pm

Lancashire Nick wrote:And yet it could get better, if Farsley are kicked out of the league, and currently they've failed to fulfill their last 3 games, and are suspended pending a hearing, then the table would read
Fleetwood...........p31........w19.........d6.......l6.........pts63
Southport............p29.......w18..........d6.......l3........pts62

We shall see......


And it has come to pass that on the 12th day of the 3rd month in the year 2010, the Elders of the BSN have met, and according to their ancient tribal laws, have ruled that Farsley should be banished to the darkest parts of the Evil Empire, and any evidence of their existence shall be destroyed.

In other words the Taxman has caught up with Farsley, they've gone bust, all the players have been released, their playing record expunged, and they've been kicked out of the league. We're now just one point behind Fleetwood with 2 games in hand and 11 points clear of the team in 3rd place...............the Promotion Race is on.

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Lancashire Nick » Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:41 pm

Last Saturday saw Southport travel to Redditch. I couldn't go due to work committments, but the lads gave a battling performance. With 10 minutes to go, we were 2-0 down and reduced to 10 men following Rob Marsh-Evans' 2 yellow cards. However, late goals from Davis and McGinn saw us snatch a point. Meanwhile Fleetwood won at home, to go 3 points clear, although we had 2 games in hand. And one of those games was last night................

Tuesday night, and the hosting of a match against Workington, where a 3-0 win would see us go top on goal difference. Arriving near the ground at 6.45pm, I had to wait ages for my lucky parking space. As I approached a young woman stopped directly in it, and examined her Sat Nav machine for ages........... :roll: .........eventually she moved off, and Andrew and I breathed a sigh of relief.

I collected my programmes, and took my spot next to a new catering stand :up: with an improved menu :up: ......sadly I'd already had my tea, so I'll wait until Saturday to try it, but the fans who sampled the burgers, hotdogs and steaks said it was a huge improvement .

Team news was that our new signing, 6'7" Fola Onibuje was on the bench, and our leading scorer, Killer was not at the ground due to work committments. The father of one of our players told me later, that he'd heard, that we'd tried to swap Killer with Droylsden's Tony Gray......... hmmmmm.

For those keeping score, I only sold 28 programmes, but it was a small crowd of 706. That's my excuse anyway.

To the game, and we started well, and played some good stuff without creating too many chances. However after 27 minutes, a Matty McGinn free kick found the head of Chris Simm, and he found the bottom corner of the net, right in front of the massed ranks of the Cumbrian Army, all 14 of them.

Then as half time approached, another McGinn free kick, nodded on by Earl Davis, and Steve Daly doubled our lead. 2-0 at half time and one more goal to go top.

Sadly the second half was a bit of a non event, only noteable for the debut of our new giant Nigerian striker, Fola. He didn't do much, and I hope that this was down to his lack of match fitness, and not a sign of his ability. Along with Ashley Winn from Teeside, and Rob Marsh-Evans from Wales, Fola brings our non-Lancastrian playing quota to 3.......what a cosmopolitan squad we have :lol: .

So 2-0 it finished and the BSN looks like this :-

Fleetwood ..............p32......w20......d6......l6......gd+34......pts66
Southport ..............p31......w19......d9......l3......gd+34......pts66
Alfreton ................p31......w14......d9......l8......gd+22......pts51

It appears to be a two horse race; Fleetwood have 2 home games and 6 away games left..........we have 5 home games and 4 away games..........so at least it's still in our hands.

On a sidenote, just to blow our own trumpet, and stress how well our manager and players have done this season; I already knew that Liam's weekly wage budget was just under £4,000 for our 18 man squad. I have it on good authority that Fleetwood's huge squad of between 30 and 35 players, costs them about £20,000 per week.

Saturday, we're home to Droylsden, and the promotion race continues.

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Shalini » Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:49 pm

Lancashire Nick wrote:On a sidenote, just to blow our own trumpet, and stress how well our manager and players have done this season; I already knew that Liam's weekly wage budget was just under £4,000 for our 18 man squad. I have it on good authority that Fleetwood's huge squad of between 30 and 35 players, costs them about £20,000 per week.


Can we borrow your manager please :P

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Postby bharathh » Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:51 pm

You may have to borrow the team as well :)

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Re: Football Thread: 2009 - 2010 Season

Postby Shalini » Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:56 pm

:lol: true