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  Joshua Kayode
Posted by: Devongone - 19-09-2018, 16:07 - Forum: Chesterfield - Replies (4)

"This afternoon we have signed Joshua Kayode from Rotherham United on loan for one month.

He is a fast, direct winger who can play upfront. He was born in Nigeria, brought up in Ireland and has been living in Rotherham for the last couple of years.

He’s done very well at Rotherham, and he will start for us as a sub on Saturday. And his pace will be ready for that last 20 or 30 minutes to help us change the game.

Take care,


At least he's young, 18. Doesn't look short either from pictures when signing full-time forms. Has played centre forward and apparently can score too.

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  Leicester City away match thread
Posted by: Lord Snooty - 19-09-2018, 15:39 - Forum: Huddersfield Town - Replies (15)

Leicester City v Huddersfield Town
The Premier League
Saturday September 22nd - 15:00 ko
at the King Power Stadium

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Huddersfield Town travel to play Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. We go there on the back of an encouraging, but frustrating display at home to the Palace on Saturday. Leicester had a bit of a pasting on the south coast, being 0-4 down at Bournemouth before they got two late consolation goals.
Town can recall Jonathan Hogg to the team after his three match ban, but Leicester will be without Wes Morgan after he was sent off for a second yellow card offence on Saturday. They may have Matty James back from injury.
Town's Erik Durm missed last week's match after picking up a back injury in training, but should be available for this one. No news yet on the availability of Ramadan Sobhi.

Tickets: This match is not a sell out. Tickets have now gone on general sale priced at £30 for adults.

A brief history of Leicester City: formed in 1884 as Leicester Fosse, they became members of the FA in 1890 and moved into their long time home at Filbert Street a year later. 1894 saw them elected into the Football League as members of the 2nd division, finally getting promoted to the 1st division in 1907, but getting relegated after one season to be back in Division 2 and so we met in 1910 when we were elected into the League.
They became Leicester City in 1919 shortly after the financial downfall of Fosse and the recent upgrade of the place to city status. This brought about a bit of success, winning the 2nd division in 1925 and then finishing as runners up of Division 1 in 1929, behind Sheffield Wednesday. A bit of yoyoing in the 1930s and they reached the cessation of play for the War as a 2nd division club.

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Filbert Street

They were still a struggling 2nd division side when in 1949 they reached the FA Cup Final for the first time. It was against the Wolves, who won the match 3-1 with Mal Griffiths scoring the goal for Leicester. They were almost relegated at the end of that season, but won the 2nd division title in 1954, got relegated again the year after, but then came back up in 1957 with Arthur Rowley netting 44 times and stayed in the top flight for 12 years. In those years they got more FA Cup runners up medals, losing the final to Spurs 0-2 in 1961 and again in 1963, beaten 1-3 by Man Utd with Ken Keyworth scoring the Leicester goal.

They did win their first major trophy in 1964 when they won the League Cup, beating Stoke 4-3 in a 2 legged final. And reached the final again the year after, losing on aggregate this time, 2-3 to Chelsea. Another FA Cup Final in 1969, losing again, this time 0-1 to Manchester City. And despite this near miss, they struggled in the League and were relegated.
Back up again in 1971 and the 70s, 80s and 90s saw the club up and down between the top 2 divisions. They missed out on being members of the newly formed Premier League when they lost the Play Off Final 0-1 to Blackburn Rovers in 1992 and again the year after when they were beaten 3-4 by Swindon Town in the Final. They did win the Play Offs in 1994, beating Derby County 2-1 in the Final, but as quite often in their history, came straight back down again.

They were straight back up again though, beating Crystal Palace 2-1 in the Play Off Final, Steve Claridge bagging the winner in the last minute of extra time. This time they stayed up and became an established Premier League team and won the League Cup again. Firstly in 1997 against Middlesbrough. After a 1-1 draw at Wembley with Emile Heskey scoring, they replayed at Hillsborough with that man Claridge getting an extra time winner again to win the game 1-0. Then they won it again in 2000 beating Tranmere Rovers 2-1 in the Final with both goals coming from their skipper Matt Elliott.

Relegated again in 2002 and then in 2003 they left Filbert Street and moved into the Walkers Stadium. But they were in huge debt and went into administration. This didn't stop them getting promoted back up to the Premier League though as they just carried on with big money players despite the debt and the administration. A lot of clubs complained about this and so after this any more clubs who entered administration were docked points. Success once more didn't last and they were relegated straight away again. This became a slump with the club not looking like bouncing back and then in 2008 under the leadership of our old friend Ian Holloway, they were relegated for the first time in their history to the 3rd tier of English football, by now known as League One. It was just a one season stay down there, winning the divisional title. And were back into the Championship Play Offs in 2013, losing famously at Watford with Troy Deeney bagging a late winner coming seconds after Anthony Knockaert missed a last minute penalty at the other end. They did win the Championship the following season to end a ten year absence from the Premier League, celebrating the title win with a 2-0 victory at our place.

Unbelievably, in 2016, under the leadership of Claudio Ranieri, they actually won the Premier League. Former non league clogger Jamie Vardy being the main man for them, bagging 24 goals and hosting a party for his team mates as the title was clinched whilst they watched on tv as Spurs bottled it in a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.

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Head to Head


Town lead in the overall head to head with 28 wins to Leicester's 22, with 10 draws.

Match no.7 in the history of Huddersfield Town's Football League career was on the 22nd of October 1910 against Leicester, who were still known as Leicester Fosse back then. It was played at Leeds Road in front of a crowd of 6,800 and the Fosse won it 2-1. Henry Hamilton, who earlier in the season had scored our first ever league goal, scored in this one. Leicester won the reverse fixture to do the double over us. Our first victory came the following season when we won 2-0 at Filbert Street with goals from Ellis Hall and Arthur Cowley.
The first top flight meetings came in 1925/26, the season we became the famous Thrice Champions. Leicester had just been promoted and we beat them 3-0 at home with two George Brown goals and one from Joey Williams. Leicester won the match at theirs 2-0. The 1920s and 30s saw us gain the upper hand in the head to head, winning six matches consecutively as Huddersfield Town continued to dominate English football.
We had 18 seasons together up to the start of the 2nd World War, but since then this is only the 12th time we have shared league status. One of those was the 1969/70 season when we won the 2nd Division (Championship) title. Both games ended in 1-1 draws with Jimmy McGill scoring in the away game and Frank Worthington scoring at Leeds Road. Leicester didn't come up with us, but did so the year after and therefore we met again in the top division in 1971/72. The home game was the opening match of the season and again finished in a draw. Two all this time with Frankie getting on the scoresheet again as well as Trevor Cherry. Leicester won the away match 2-0.
Meetings between the two clubs became rarer and rarer until 2012/13 when we met each other four times in the Championship and FA Cup. We lost the first one 0-2 at home with two brilliant goals from Anthony Knockaert and then got stuffed 6-1 at theirs on New Year's Day. Two more from Knockaert, two from another pain in our backsides Chris Wood that day. Scott Arfield getting our consolation. But we did get our own back in the next few weeks after drawing 1-1 at ours in the Cup, after Wood had equalised a Lee Novak penalty late on, we went down to the Walkers Stadium for the replay and came back with a shock 2-1 win. Adam Clayton put us ahead early doors with a superb free kick only for Michael Keane to draw level a couple of minutes later. But with extra time looming super Sean Scannell dribbled his way form the wing past the entire Leicester defence to poke the ball home past Kasper Schmeichel to give us victory and the prospect of being humiliated live on TV in the next round against Wigan.
Last season we met for the first time in the now called Premier League. The match at the John Smith's was goalless in the first half but then Laurent Depoitre scored in the first minute after when a great many supporters were still queuing for pies. Jamie Vardy equalised from the spot shortly after before a controversial offside decision denied Elias Kachunga his first premier league goal. We lost 0-3 at the King Power, again on a New Year's Day debacle.

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So what's happening at the Walker's Crisp Factory?  Managed nowadays by Claude Puel, the former Southampton manager. He played his entire career at AS Monaco and then managed them. He also managed Lille, Lyon and Nice.
As a manager he won the French League in 2000 with Monaco, took Lyon to the Champions League and got Southampton to the 2017 League Cup Final, where they lost 2-3 to Man Utd. The Saints finished 8th in his one and only season there and despite that League Cup Final, he was dismissed because the board considered his tactics too defensive.
And so in October last year, he was appointed as successor to Craig Shakespeare at Leicester. They were struggling at the time, but by the end of the season they had finished 9th, well above Southampton.

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Club Connections:- Frank Worthington was absolutely brilliant for both Town and Leicester. His flamboyant style of play was loved by the fans, not so the management of the England team though. He only got 8 full international caps, all in 1974, after Sir Alf Ramsey had left the job and with Joe Mercer in temporary charge. An impressive unbeaten record for both Mercer and Worthington, with big Frank scoring twice in this run, which included winning the Home Nations Championship. But then the FA took on some knob from Leeds called Don Revie and Frank never played for England again.
These England caps came as a Leicester City player, but it was at Huddersfield Town that Frank started his career and won his only title. That was the 1969/70 Second Division (Championship) title, under the leadership of Ian Greaves. He scored 41 goals for us in 171 matches and then went to Leicester in 1972 following our relegation, via a rather unsuccessful medical at Anfield.
At Leicester he stayed for five seasons and scored 71 goals for them from 210 matches, before moving on to play for Greaves again at Bolton and scoring the goal of the century in a match at Burnden Park against Ipswich Town. A perfect bit of keepy uppy with his back to goal and as the defenders rushed out, flipping the ball over his head and volleying the ball into the net. If one of your modern day players could score a goal as good as this one, the internet would explode!
Anyway, that was his playing career peaked, but he still went on playing for years, still going in his 40s at Halifax Town in 1992. He had one job in management, a couple of seasons at Tranmere Rovers in the 1980s.
He still comes down to the John Smith's Stadium to watch the team, but unfortunately is not in the best of health.

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Danny Drinkwater, came on loan from Manchester Utd to Huddersfield Town, under the tutorship of Lee Clark and scored within 5 minutes of his home debut, coming on as a sub and scoring in the 7-1 win over Brighton. He made 33 appearances in a Town shirt that season, but didn't score his second goal until April, another big win, 6-0 at Stockport. Unfortunately his last game for Town was at Millwall in the Play Offs when Town wimped out, which led a lot of Town fans to say he wasn't good enough and it was with a collective apathetic shrug of the shoulders when he was let go at the end of the season back to Man Utd.
He then had loans at Cardiff, Watford and Barnsley before in 2012 he signed for Leicester City. He was a permanent fixture in the Leicester side and they won promotion to the Premier League in 2014. Then to everybody's amazement, that lad Drinkwater, who wasn't good enough for Town, had himself a Premier League title winner's medal in 2016.
He signed for Chelsea last season for £35m, but was injured for most of it, only playing in 12 Premier League games.

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Ben Hamer: was born in Somerset, but moved to Germany as a 3 year old and so therefore speaks fluent German. Well that's gonna be an advantage at our club. The family returned to England and Ben joined the Reading Academy, but never progressed to their Premier League side. Instead he went on loan to Crawley Town, then still in the Conference, and was named their Player of the Season. He followed that with a couple of seasons on loan at Brentford (then of League 2), before returning to Reading playing in their Cup games. But he still couldn't establish his place at the Majdeski and was loaned out again to Brentford (now of League One) and later to Exeter City.
In 2011 he finally cut his ties with Reading and made a permanent transfer to Charlton Athletic, signed by Chris Powell. In that first season he kept a clean sheet against us in the game that ended our record breaking unbeaten league run as the Addicks beat us 2-0. They won automatic promotion that season, ahead of our Play Off victory and the following season played against us in the Championship. The season after that, he played twice against us early doors at the John Smith's (one of them in the League Cup) and was on the receiving end of two spectacular Joel Lynch thunderbolts.
He moved to Leicester in 2014, and as deputy to Kasper Schmeichel, his prospects were limited. They became even more limited when Schmeichel got injured and they brought in Mark Schwartzer ahead of him. In his three years there, he played 19 games, including one Champions League game and had a short loan spell at Bristol City.
In the summer he came to us on a free transfer and surprisingly to most people, he started the season as first choice. He played in the matches against Chelsea and Manchester City, but then got injured early on in the match with Cardiff City.

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Ben Chilwell came on loan to us in 2015 shortly after making his Leicester debut in a League Cup match away at Hull City. He was the first signing made by David Wagner and made his Town debut in a 0-2 defeat at home to Middlesbrough. A week later though, he played his part in the first win of the Wagner era, a 2-0 win at Birmingham.
He was highly rated in his time with us and unfortunately after his loan period finished with a 2-0 win at Bolton, Leicester recalled him and he immediately went into their FA Cup match with Spurs, earning a draw at White Hart Lane but then losing the replay. He didn't make the Premier League team that season as they went on to take that surprise Premier League title, but did play in one of their Champions League matches the following season (0-5 defeat at Porto) before finally making his Premier League debut in a Boxing Day home defeat against Everton. That was the first of 12 PL appearances that season, scoring his first goal in a 1-6 defeat at home to Spurs.
Last season he became established as the regular left back and played at the John Smith's in that 1-1 draw. And now this season, still only 21 years old, he gained his first full England cap, coming on as a sub in the friendly match at the King Power Stadium against Switzerland.

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The hero of Hillsborough, goalkeeper Danny Ward signed for Leicester in the summer and has still to make his debut. He made 43 appearances for us in the promotion season of 2016/17, famously becoming a penalty saving legend. Before that he'd had spells on loan at Wrexham, Tamworth, Morecambe and Aberdeen. The move to Leicester seems a strange one as he's going to spend most of his time on the bench again, which at least is one up from his time at Liverpool where he was mostly third choice. At 25 years old, it's time he became first choice somewhere if he wants to add to his 4 Welsh international caps.

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Uninspiring Town manager Mark Robins played 56 times for Leicester in the 1990s. He was a sub in the 1996 Play Off Final which they won to get promoted to the PL. And he also won a League Cup winners medal with Leicester the following season against Middlesbrough, again as a sub at Wembley and in the replay.

Others to have played for both include, with varying amounts of success, Danny Cadamarteri, Jermaine Beckford, Bobby Davison, goalkeeper Keith Mason, Lee Peltier, James Vaughan and Paul Reid, who played 162 times for Leicester before going to Bradford and on to us and being one of the unsung heroes of the Neil Warnock era.
Any more?

Recent form: Town are 18th in the Premier League with 2 points, Leicester are 11th with 6 points.

Results so far this season:

Town 0-3 Chelsea
Man City 6-1 Town (Stankovic)
Town 0-0 Cardiff
Stoke 2-0 Town (League Cup)
Everton 1-1 Town (Billing)
Town 0-1 Crystal Palace

Man Utd 2-1 Leicester (Vardy)
Leicester 2-0 Wolves (Doherty og, Maddison)
Southampton 1-2 Leicester (Gray, Maguire)
Leicester 4-0 Fleetwood (League Cup) (Fuchs, Iborra, Iheanacho, Ghezzal)
Leicester 1-2 Liverpool (Ghezzal)
Bournemouth 4-2 Leicester (Maddison pen, Albrighton)

Leicesters's line up at Bournemouth last week:
1 Kasper Schmeichel - ex Darlington, Bury, Notts County and Leeds keeper.
14 Ricardo Pereira - £25m Portuguese full back.
5 Wes Morgan - club captain but suspended for this match.
15 Harry Maguire - played for Sheff Utd at Wembley when we beat them on pens.
3 Ben Chilwell - gained first England cap v Switzerland this month.
25 Wilfred Ndidi - good name for Lineker style puns, oh yes.
24 Nampalys Mendy - french midfielder signed from Nice.
31 Rachid Ghezzal - born in France but plays for Algeria.
10 James Maddison - signed from Norwich in the summer for £20m.
7 Demarai Gray - signed from Birmingham in 2016.
9 Jamie Vardy - ex Stocksbridge Park Steels, FC Halifax Town and Fleetwood Town striker.

6 Jonny Evans - got the Baggies get relegated then jumped ship.
8 Kelechi Iheanacho - 21 year old, cost £25m from Man City.
11 Marc Albrighton - ex Villa winger.
12 Danny Ward - penalty saving Town legend.
18 Daniel Amartey - Ghana international midfielder.
21 Vincente Iborra - midfielder signed from Sevilla last season.
28 Christian Fuchs - sounds like he should've been a Carry On character.

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  Jonathan Smith
Posted by: bluepooch - 18-09-2018, 12:43 - Forum: Chesterfield - Replies (6)

3 month loan from Stevenage ,31 year old midfielder.Apparently played against us for Swindon in JPT Final.
Another signing expected.

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  Fans Forum
Posted by: themaclad - 18-09-2018, 11:43 - Forum: Preston North End - No Replies

All happiness and joy at Chez North End at the moment as last nights forum proved.
Got gazumped by Rovers over Armstrong they paid him double what we were offering. Barnley doubled their price for Moore overnight.
Neil admitted that didn't know what would be his first team after injuries to Bodin and Maguire and to end the night one fan was escorted from the room after punching someone.


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  oops kept this one quiet
Posted by: themaclad - 18-09-2018, 11:37 - Forum: Huddersfield Town - Replies (1)


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Exclamation Prediction League Week 7 !!
Posted by: Beefy 1965 - 17-09-2018, 23:30 - Forum: West Bromwich Albion - Replies (26)

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Smartass   Bonus ball stays the same
Tongue  Score Ball , .. This is the new free to use Ball , play it on a game that you think both teams will score in ! (Replaces the Insurance ball)
Doh  Gamball, the I can't look image suits this ball more than any other ........

New Scoring System

Incorrect Result =  0 point
Incorrect Result (Bonus Ball) = - 2
Incorrect Result (Gamball) = -3 * changed from -4

Score Ball = 1 added Point if both teams score.  !

Correct Result = + 2 points
Correct Result (Bonus Ball) = + 3 * Changed from +4
Correct Result (Gamball) = +4  * Changed from +8
Correct Score = + 4 points
Correct Score (Bonus Ball) = + 6  * Changed from +8
Correct Score (Gamball) = +8   * Changed from +16

As you can see the incorrect scoring has not really changed apart from a wrong Gamball you now gain a point if you get it wrong, was -4 now its -3.

The Insurance Ball has been replaced completely by the Score Ball. (see above)

The changes only kick in if you correctly guess a result or a correct score,
The Bonus has slightly changed with a correct result down one to 3 instead of 4 points
And a correct score Bonus down two to 6 instead of 8 points
The Gamball where the big Issue was has a huge change, a correct result will now be just 4 points down from 8
And a correct score on the Gamball will be now just 8 points instead of 16 !!
This is a 50% drop on the Gamball thus ensuring people who get lucky with just this one result/score does not affect the predictors who predict well to suffer.
This should also keep things so much tighter and keep the Interest going for most people right to the very end,
Also the third from bottom of the premiership will play off against the third in the table from the Championship to keep even more excitement going, they will have to predict through all the Playoffs and the winner obviously takes their place in the Premier League the following season   Thumb up

Beefy, Bomber, Zinman & SCO   Thumb up

If you do not predict,...........
If in your league everyone scores above zero you will receive Zero points,
However if in your league the person with the lowest score is below Zero (eg -4) you will score -5 and receive your first strike, Remember 3 strikes and you're out.

All scores must be in before MIDDAY SATURDAY,(For The Early Kick Off If Applicable) If the early kick off is missed the rest of your predictions must reach us by 2.45pm or none will be counted.


1/ Zinman
2/ ST Charles Owl
3/ Derby                            
4/ WorldClass
5/ Sanjay
6/ Beefy                                                      
7/ DD* 3rd Strike
8/ Amelia
9/ BBB 
10/ MattWBA
11/ Snoots                   

1/ Joker
2/ Spireite
3/ Stairs
4/ Quantum
5/ Baggieone
6/ 4eva
7/ Bomber                          
8/ Twerton
9/ Themaclad
10/ Turkeydinner
I'm almost 100% sure Myself & the Scorers get the scores added up correctly, From time to time over the season we may get now and again get this wrong, SO IN THE EVENT OF ANY POINTS DISCREPANCIES can i ask all you guys to check your predictions and if you feel they are incorrect in anyway contact me Via PM within a week of the TABLES & SCORES being presented and they will be corrected the following week.
Anything later unless it is a Major error will NOT be corrected. It is as much your responsibility to check your scores as much as it is ours to try and score them correctly.
Beefy  Thumb up

Saturday 22nd September

1/ Fulham v Watford ... 12:30
2/ Burnley v Bournemouth
3/ Leicester v Huddersfield
4/ Aston Villa v Sheff Wed
5/ Derby v Brentford
6/ Middlesbrough v Swansea
7/ WBA v Millwall
8/ Blackpool v Luton
9/**Crewe v Port Vale   Doh

Sunday 23rd September

10 West Ham v Chelsea

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  Dundee v Hibs, Sat 22 Sept, KO 3.00pm
Posted by: 0762 - 17-09-2018, 18:18 - Forum: Hibernian - Replies (10)

Well this is a welcome away league fixture v bottom placed Dundee on 0 pts and IMO their manager, Neil McCann, "on the brink". Viewing their recent 4-0 thrashing at Ibronx and noticeable that their defence is absolutely "mince". Also Kenny Miller suspended after picking up a straight red card. We must win this match and win it well - no excuses!


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  Forest v The Owls SBC Match Thread
Posted by: Owlkev71 - 17-09-2018, 13:40 - Forum: Sheffield Wednesday - Replies (74)



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Our first game back after the Int break and we battled back from 2 down to get a point. We were 1 down with barely 2 mins on the clock and 2 down 20 mins later and a battering seemed on the cards. Thankfully we pulled 1 back straight away which curbed there attacking threat. Both teams had a few chances in the 2nd until Bannan delicately chipped a free kick in off the post to rescue a point. I thought it was a fortunate point as we didn't play that well .


Up next the short trip to the City Ground to take on Forest. Our recent record here is excellent with 4 wins & a draw in our last 5 visits. Forest splashed the cash in the summer but so far it hasn't produced the results in the early season games, winning 1 game, although they have only lost 1 game drawing the other 5. We are now 4 unbeaten in the league and with our recent record there lets make it 5 unbeaten preferably with a win.


OWLS          -          Confused  Big Grin  Big Grin  Big Grin  Angry  Confused     

FOREST       -          Confused  Angry  Confused  Confused  Big Grin  Confused         


Paul Hodskinson and Daniel Leach
Fourth Official: Andrew Madley


Don't think he will make many changes, maybe Nuhiu in for Fletcher. Think he will keep the new lads on the bench for this now.

Probable team
Palmer Lees Thorniley Penney
Bannan Pelupessy Reach
Joao Nuhiu Matias


1-2 Reach - Owlkev


91 - Owlkev


Washington  5
Owlkev  3
Imre  1
Maddix  1
Southey  1
Peiowl  1
Wereham 1


Man City v Lyon
Middlesbrough v Bolton Wanderers
Queens Park Rangers v Millwall
Sheffield United v Birmingham City
Reading v Norwich City

HHAHD - Owlkev


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The thread awaits the Meggo of Statesides choice.

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  Knee Jerk?
Posted by: turkeydinner - 17-09-2018, 12:14 - Forum: Tottenham Hotspur - No Replies

Probably egged on by the media, Tottenham apparently knackered players and didn't spend anything over the summer, fans being cheated etc etc

Personal opinion is that Tottenham have a very strong squad and shouldn't spend money unnecessarily
Sure some players went to the World cup but so did from many other clubs erm Barca, Real Madrid?

Kane hasn't scored for one game obviously not the player he was(!) Even Shearer, Ronaldo etc have goal droughts does not mean they aren't taking up scoring positions or working for the team
Alderwerield is 29, Vertonghen is 31, Dembele is 31 and Lloris is 31, Dad`s army this isn't as some have suggested, central defenders easily can play into mid thirties in today's game and goalies even longer, Demebele maybe two years at the pace of the English game due to past injuries
However Tottenham have a great depth of young talent gently coming through and being nurtured the right way towards the first team this seems to be ignored rather why they haven't spent 70M each on Frenkie De Jong and Anthony Martial although either/both would add quality

For me it`s a couple of players particularly Dier and Alli who are out of form which is a problem, the latter makes a fine alternative to Eriksen if injured
Wanayama for all his talent does seem injured an awful lot

Early days and too many knee jerk reactions, I`m personally happy that Spurs are looking towards utilizing the squad rather than just the chequebook

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  HTAFC Prediction League 2018/19 Matchday 7
Posted by: Lord Snooty - 17-09-2018, 11:30 - Forum: Huddersfield Town - Replies (12)

2 points for a correct result
4 points for a correct score
2 points for each correct scorer
Correct joker doubles your score   Laugh     
Wrong joker result gives you minus 2
Correct Random Badger gives you 2 points Badger

The random badger Badger is used for any random prediction used once in each matchday sequence. For instance, a scorer at a particular match, the number of red cards in the matches or yellow cards or own goals or owt you want really within reason, I do need to be able to check whether it's correct or not. Please don't put stuff like....."Commentator says...."  Rolleyes
The joker  Laugh is played for one match in each sequence and if correct you get double points. So if you've predicted 1-0 and it finishes 2-0, you get 4 pts, but if you've predicted 2-0, that's 8 pts. But if you get it wrong, it's minus 2.
Jokers and badgers are optional. You don't have to play one if you don't want.

Cup games:
In the event of a draw, it's half the points if you've predicted a draw when it gets to 90 mins and the full points if it's still a draw after extra time. Half the points will be awarded for correctly predicting the winner of the match if it goes to penalties.

Random score generator: I will be using the random score generator again for those who miss predicting, so we shouldn't get some people too far behind that after missing a couple of weeks they lose all interest, because I know it's not easy getting on here every week.
To be fair to everybody, this is going to be like, say if three people in one week miss their predictions, the first one in the table will be given all 0-0, the second one down the line will get 1-0 and the third will get 0-1 and so on, like if there's four missing the 4th will get 1-1, then 5th 2-1, 6th 1-2. and if there are so many missing, might as well pack in. Wink
And if you miss two weeks on the trot, I'll stop until you come back on again. Not doing it for half a season like I did last year.  Rolleyes

Saturday 22nd September:
Leicester v Town
Town scorers:
Leicester scorers:

Fulham v Watford (12:30)
Burnley v AFC Bournemouth
Cardiff City v Manchester City
Crystal Palace v Newcastle United
Liverpool v Southampton
Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Brighton & Hove Albion v Tottenham Hotspur (17:30)

Sunday 23rd September:
West Ham United v Chelsea (13:30)
Arsenal v Everton (16:00)

Tuesday 25th September:
League Cup:

Preston North End v Middlesbrough
West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace

Wednesday 26th September:
Liverpool v Chelsea
Tottenham Hotspur v Watford

Table after Matchday 6:
theo_luddite = 145 pts
themaclad = 141 pts
Amelia Chaffinch = 139 pts
jjamez = 139 pts
St Charles Owl = 138 pts
SHEP_HTAFC = 137 pts
Baggiebob(BBB) = 130 pts
Terrier1987cas = 129 pts
neonfoxinthebox = 116 pts
ritchiebaby = 113 pts
Lord Snooty = 108 pts

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