Author Topic: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019  (Read 97705 times)

Re: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #60 on: July 26, 2018, 09:22:54 AM »
Chatham Town v Gillingham on Tuesday. 1-1. Last year it was 12-0 to the Gills.

"Lovell Out!" I was ready to spew from the terrace until I was informed that we were simultaneously beating Eastleigh 4-0.

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Re: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #61 on: July 26, 2018, 04:50:11 PM »
Chatham Town v Gillingham on Tuesday.

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Re: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #62 on: July 26, 2018, 05:41:19 PM »
Alright, I'm saying it, Alty automatic promotion.... ;)

Are Alty spending big money or something? Salford and Harrogate have gone, thank God, but it's hard to compete with the likes of York, Brackley, even Nuneton and Spennymoor. Lots of silly teams with sugar daddies. As for Darlo, we will be very happy with the play-offs this year.

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Re: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #63 on: July 26, 2018, 05:45:07 PM »
Are Alty spending big money or something? Salford and Harrogate have gone, thank God, but it's hard to compete with the likes of York, Brackley, even Nuneton and Spennymoor. Lots of silly teams with sugar daddies. As for Darlo, we will be very happy with the play-offs this year.

Big club syndrome.

Re: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #64 on: July 26, 2018, 05:51:09 PM »
Like a Sports Direct catalogue come to life

Not with us hipsters drinking real ale at the bar it wasn't.

Re: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #65 on: July 26, 2018, 09:49:35 PM »
This season I just want 7 things. A boring, safe season with a mid table finish and 6 points from the wretched Tranmere Rovers.

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Re: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #66 on: July 26, 2018, 11:00:24 PM »
This season I just want 7 things. A boring, safe season with a mid table finish and 6 points from the wretched Tranmere Rovers.

5 years ago, you offered to host me for the Vale home game.

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Re: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #67 on: July 27, 2018, 12:28:34 AM »
Are Alty spending big money or something? Salford and Harrogate have gone, thank God, but it's hard to compete with the likes of York, Brackley, even Nuneton and Spennymoor. Lots of silly teams with sugar daddies. As for Darlo, we will be very happy with the play-offs this year.

No, we'll do well to finish top ten. The manager is a good egg and the club is making some steps to increase investment/sponsorship, but it won't be enough to get promoted. The manager will then demand we go full time next year, which we won't do, and he will leave for a job in the conference national. Top ten conf north is (sadly) probably our level now.

Re: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #68 on: July 27, 2018, 11:48:37 PM »
5 years ago, you offered to host me for the Vale home game.

That was before you [redacted].

I don't think Vale will be in the relegation zone this season. We've signed ex non-league goal/ drinking machine Ricky Miller and a defender from TNS.

As an aside, if anyone enjoyed that World Cup competition shambles that I 'ran', the official football season one is out now. It's a tenner to enter but all the entry fees are given back out as prizes. I really enjoy playing it and if anyone else wants to take a look, I can either pass on the organiser's details via PM or send you the entry form if you give me your email address.

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Re: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #69 on: July 28, 2018, 12:39:17 PM »
Just watching the Arsenal Vs PSG friendly from some overseas corporate sponsored friendly tournament and instead of the coin toss at the beginning they tossed a credit card...

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Re: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #70 on: July 28, 2018, 03:34:59 PM »
Just watching the Arsenal Vs PSG friendly from some overseas corporate sponsored friendly tournament and instead of the coin toss at the beginning they tossed a credit card...

That's it. No more top level football.

and Buffon shipped 3 goals in a 5-1 defeat.

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Re: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #71 on: July 30, 2018, 11:54:52 AM »
The Channel 4 documentary on West Brom last night was amazing, some great stuff with Pulis and some of the players as the season went on. The interview with the 3 players after a Pards training session was revealing, incredible the club sanctioned it in a way.

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« Reply #72 on: July 30, 2018, 12:10:07 PM »
The Channel 4 documentary on West Brom last night was amazing, some great stuff with Pulis and some of the players as the season went on. The interview with the 3 players after a Pards training session was revealing, incredible the club sanctioned it in a way.

Wasn't aware this was on. Shall have to check it out, Clive.

In the "clubs falling apart" genre of documentaries, how did it stack against Premier Passions (Sunderland) and The Four Year Plan (QPR)? Two must-watches right there, Andy.

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Re: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #73 on: July 30, 2018, 12:30:42 PM »
Not really the same thing as those, although the stuff with the players gave an interesting idea about the stresses.

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« Reply #74 on: August 01, 2018, 06:00:02 AM »
This season promises to be the worst in history unless Wrexham reclaim their rightful place at the (in the) Football League table. Anything else is a washout and will disappoint everyone other than the six fingered fans of Jester FC.

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« Reply #75 on: August 01, 2018, 10:03:18 AM »
This season promises to be the worst in history unless Wrexham reclaim their rightful place at the (in the) Football League table. Anything else is a washout and will disappoint everyone other than the six fingered fans of Jester FC.

It's been ten years already.

DESOLATION!

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« Reply #76 on: August 01, 2018, 10:05:16 AM »
Hopefully the Danny Ward windfall is put to good use.

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« Reply #77 on: August 01, 2018, 01:16:06 PM »
Hopefully the Danny Ward windfall is put to good use.

You're welcome.

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« Reply #78 on: August 01, 2018, 04:21:33 PM »
This season promises to be the worst in history unless Wrexham reclaim their rightful place at the (in the) Football League table. Anything else is a washout and will disappoint everyone other than the six fingered fans of Jester FC.

Soaring higher and higher before you even get off the ground.

Re: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #79 on: August 01, 2018, 04:42:12 PM »
Wrexham have signed Port Vale's injury prone, third choice goalkeeper. Desolation.

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Re: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #80 on: August 01, 2018, 05:11:02 PM »
Since when was Jussi Jaaskelainen the goalkeeping coach at Wrexham? Just heard about this for the first time.

Apologies for turning this into the Wrexham thread.

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« Reply #81 on: August 01, 2018, 06:26:46 PM »
Since when was Jussi Jaaskelainen the goalkeeping coach at Wrexham? Just heard about this for the first time.

Apologies for turning this into the Wrexham thread.

Even the Wrexham forum doesn't talk much about Wrexham, so may as well give them a bit of limelight.

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« Reply #82 on: August 01, 2018, 07:23:05 PM »
Fair point! A few threads have been derailed by general Wrexham chat before, but I don't remember it happening in a football thread.

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« Reply #83 on: August 01, 2018, 07:27:57 PM »
I knew a lad who said he'd fuck off supporting Liverpool because they were shit and the prices were too high (he rarely travelled to Anfield from his Midlands home). I said he could follow Wrexham instead as they were a lower league club and quite close to his beloved reds. Because he had no sense of direction he ended up at Wroxham FC in Norfolk and has been a fan ever since. I found out by asking him if he had seen the team play - "oh yeah, dirt cheap, small ground, good pies...but that Welsh accent is hard to understand".

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« Reply #84 on: August 01, 2018, 09:38:12 PM »
I knew a lad who said he'd fuck off supporting Liverpool because they were shit and the prices were too high (he rarely travelled to Anfield from his Midlands home). I said he could follow Wrexham instead as they were a lower league club and quite close to his beloved reds. Because he had no sense of direction he ended up at Wroxham FC in Norfolk and has been a fan ever since. I found out by asking him if he had seen the team play - "oh yeah, dirt cheap, small ground, good pies...but that Welsh accent is hard to understand".

This is too good to be true.

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« Reply #85 on: August 01, 2018, 11:36:52 PM »
Fair point! A few threads have been derailed by general Wrexham chat before, but I don't remember it happening in a football thread.

Happens all the time.

Does Arfon Griffiths still run that newsagent?

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« Reply #86 on: August 02, 2018, 02:47:42 AM »
Even the Wrexham forum doesn't talk much about Wrexham, so may as well give them a bit of limelight.

I'll have you know the RedPassion forum is full of naysaying and verbally hanging oneself from our fucking massive floodlights.

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« Reply #87 on: August 02, 2018, 02:49:53 AM »
Happens all the time.

Does Arfon Griffiths still run that newsagent?

I dunno but Dai Davies has a holistic therapy place in Llangollen, Steve Watkin is an accountant who doesn't like talking about football these days (and a top, top guy), and Jester are a joke of a club.

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Re: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #88 on: August 02, 2018, 03:12:00 AM »
I dunno but Dai Davies has a holistic therapy place in Llangollen, Steve Watkin is an accountant who doesn't like talking about football these days (and a top, top guy), and Jester are a joke of a club.

I saw Joey Jones in the Four Dogs and walking his dog on Prices Lane. That's going back a bit, mind.

Came close to opening a Bureau de Change with Mickey Thomas.

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« Reply #89 on: August 02, 2018, 09:21:39 AM »
I live in Dublin and Shamrock Rovers are my local team, and when I say I'm from Wrexham, people seem to know an unusual amount about our team. Bizarrely, Rovers don't like Wrexham (the football club anyway, I can't comment on the town) because there is a connection with the fans of their rivals Bohemians. Wrexham and Shamrock Rovers must be one of the few examples I can think of of a rivalry between teams that have probably never played each other.