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  Danny The Willy Williams
Posted by: Amelia Chaffinch - 15-03-2018, 17:34 - Forum: Huddersfield Town - Replies (2)

Has fractured his fibula in training, needs operation and will be out for the rest of the season.

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  Sparky plugs in
Posted by: themaclad - 15-03-2018, 17:04 - Forum: Southampton - Replies (1)

Mark Hughes gets the Southampton job may the lord have mercy on their souls

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  Sunderland v PNE Stadium of Light 17/3/2018
Posted by: themaclad - 15-03-2018, 16:54 - Forum: Preston North End - Replies (6)

Sunderland Association Football Club (/ˈsʌndərlənd/ (About this sound listen), locally /ˈsʊndlən/) is an English professional football club based in the city of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. Sunderland currently plays in the EFL Championship, the second tier of English football. Since its formation in 1879,[2] the club has won six top-flight (First Division, now the Premier League) titles (1892, 1893, 1895, 1902, 1913 and 1936), a total only bettered by five other clubs, and has finished runners-up five times. The club has also won the FA Cup twice (1937 and 1973) and been runners-up twice (1913 and 1992), as well as winning the FA Community Shield in 1936 and being finalists the following year. Sunderland have also been Football League Cup finalists in 1985 and 2014.

Sunderland won their first FA Cup in 1937 with a 3–1 victory over Preston North End, and remained in the top league for 68 successive seasons until they were relegated for the first time in 1958. Sunderland's most notable trophy after the Second World War was their second FA Cup in 1973, when the club secured a 1–0 victory over Leeds United. The team has won the second tier title five times in that period and the third tier title once.

Sunderland play their home games at the 49,000-capacity all-seater Stadium of Light having moved from Roker Park in 1997. The original ground capacity was 42,000 which was increased to 49,000 following expansion in 2000. Sunderland have a long-standing rivalry with their neighbouring club Newcastle United, with whom they have contested the Tyne–Wear derby since 1898.

They last won a home game in 2010

New ground for yours truly and a ground the club have not played at for 12 years, the last visit saw us win 1-0 and if memory serves me right, we went top of the Championship however that all went tits up under bad apples Simpson.
A must win game for both sides probably more for the home side whose season can be best described as dreadful although they still have a chance of avoiding a second relegation on the bounce. They are onto their second manager of the season Chris Coleman replacing our ex Simon, personal view should not have sacked Grayson but they did. Off the field millions in debt and lots of dissatisfaction around the Stadium of Light which may explain their awful home record over the last few seasons (Cue home win Saturday)
Odd thing about Sunderland thought they looked decent when we played them at our place ended 2 all cracking game.
They have ;lots of experience but whether it is a united dressing room is open to debate.
One thing we must not do is spend the afternoon slagging McGeady off because he will only go on a 90 yard celebration if he bags one against us.
Coleman has thrown some youngsters into the mix, no easy game as I said both sides need to win so looks odds on a draw.
North End Cunningham hamstring a doubt personal view Earl at left back rather than Woods, Moult returns from illness. Match blog Saturday night.

Stat Attack: Sunderland

Sunderland AFC are one of a select group of clubs whom we have met on over 100 occasions in the Football League, this being our 54th visit to Wearside.
However, our record is far from being as good as we would hope, with only five victories and 16 draws in the credit column.

The more numerate North End fans will have worked out that means 32 defeats, with a 2:1 ratio in goals with 50 for North End offset by 101 for our hosts.

From our first visit to Roker Park in 1891, we lost our first six games and only took four points from the first 29 matches. During this time we lost 6-3 in 1894 and conceded four goals on four other occasions before turning previous form on its head from 1938 onwards.

We won all four fixtures either side of the Second World War and drew eight of the next nine games, but 19 games passed before our next and most recent victory.
This came in 2006 on what proved to be our last game in Sunderland before this weekend, as we recorded a single goal win thanks to David Nugent’s first half strike on the last matchday of 2006.

A week later, we repeated the score-line at Deepdale as we progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup, completing a full house of victories over the Mackems that season. Apart from that 6-3 defeat, we have only scored three goals in a match on two other occasions and we failed to win either of these, losing 4-3 in 1971 and drawing 3-3 in 2004 on our first visit to the Stadium of Light.

Ross Wallace, Brian Mooney and of course Aidan McGeady are all ball-playing crowd pleasers to have played for both clubs, whilst at the other end of the pitch, Sam Allardyce, Jim McNab, Neill Collins, Billy Jones and Joe Hinnigan have featured in defence for each.

On This Date
We managed a 2-2 draw at Roker Park on this date in 1923, only our fourth point on Wearside. Tommy Roberts and Roland Woodhouse were our scorers, with the legendary Charlie Buchan scoring both Sunderland’s goals.

Kelham O’Hanlon made his debut as caretaker manager in a 2-1 defeat at Turf Moor on this date in 2002. Kel was in charge for the final nine games of the season after David Moyes left for Everton, overseeing five wins and a draw before handing over the Craig Brown in the summer.

Thorsten Stuckmann is 37 today, having returned to Germany last summer after leaving Chesterfield. Stucki gained a reputation for saving penalties after marking his debut at Rochdale by seeing us into the next round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with his ability against opponents from 12 yards. He spent four seasons at Deepdale before joining Doncaster and spending time with Partick Thistle. Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Stucki!

Last Five Games At Sunderland
Sunderland 0 Preston North End 1 (Nugent), 30th December 2006
Sunderland 3 (Elliott, 2; Carter) Preston North End 1 (Alexander (pen)), 18th September 2004
Sunderland 3 (Mears (og), Thornton, Stewart (pen)) Preston North End 3 (Healy, Mears, Lewis), 10th March 2004
Sunderland 3 (Howey, 2; Kidd (og)) Preston North End 2 (Bryson, Cartwright), 23rd August 1995
Sunderland 1 (MacPhail (pen)) Preston North End (Jones), 28th December 1987

Ref Watch: Sunderland

Lancashire referee Darren Bond takes charge of his third North End game of the season when the Lilywhites travel to the Stadium on Light on Saturday afternoon.

Darren was the match official in the club’s home draw against Millwall in September and our 2-1 win at Bristol City back in November, two of his 34 games so far this season, where he has issued 116 cautions and five red cards.

This will be his fifth Sunderland game of the season, having taken charge of wins over Carlisle United and Nottingham Forest and defeats to Bristol City and Birmingham City.

Although he had done numerous friendlies and other games involving Preston North End, last season was the first time the experienced official took charge of competitive fixtures involving the club, as he refereed the two home 1-1 draws with Burton Albion and Nottingham Forest.
The referee will be assisted by Andrew Fox and Mark Jones, with Matthew Dicicco as the fourth official.

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  Bournemouth vs WBA - Match Thread
Posted by: Ska'dForLife-WBA - 15-03-2018, 14:26 - Forum: West Bromwich Albion - Replies (43)

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The relegation circus rolls on this weekend with a visit to the south coast, and against all odds, Alan Pardew will still be the ringmaster. Having a manager that wants to leave but won't resign and a board that wants him out but won't sack him is, to be honest, a farce that would put 1990s Albion to shame; but then, what would football be without a bit of nostalgia every now and then?

It'd be nice to think that before he takes his inevitable leave, Alan would rally the troops enough to put a few more points on the board and beat our previous lowest tally, but neither he nor the players have shown any threat or inclination to do so in recent weeks. In which case, Bournemouth, it's over to you. Show us a bit of charity, eh? God knows we've done it for enough teams through the years...

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Exclamation New Manager ...... Mark Hughes Official !!!
Posted by: Beefy 1965 - 15-03-2018, 00:51 - Forum: West Bromwich Albion - Replies (11)

Southampton have confirmed Mark Hughes as their new manager.

Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh

http://bbc.in/2tPl8B9 #SaintHughes #SaintsFC

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  Six Fold Predications Matchday 30
Posted by: spireitematt - 14-03-2018, 21:57 - Forum: Chesterfield - Replies (6)

Huddersfield Laugh

Updated Prize Fund Table

Dancingwilldoit £1520
Devongone £1480
St Charles Owl £1480
Lord Snooty £1350
themaclad £1245
Spireitematt £935
Amelia Chaffinch £780


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  Huddersfield Fan
Posted by: spireitematt - 14-03-2018, 19:49 - Forum: Huddersfield Town - Replies (12)


Got thrown out of the ground for drinking in the stands.

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  Four Scot Premiership clubs reported re sectarianism!
Posted by: 0762 - 14-03-2018, 15:52 - Forum: Other......... - Replies (8)

An insinuation being made today that it is still being 'swept under the carpet'. I'll guess who these four clubs are - Rangers, Celtic, Hearts and either Dundee or Killie? The biggest conundrum in recent times was the offensive behaviour (football) act being challenged in the Scot Parliament and a motion carried that it should be scrapped. That is absolutely bizarre and definitely highly political in order to give the SNP a 'bloody nose' and with no regard re tackling the problem (a blight on Scotland for decades n decades!), which is still not being tackled properly, and IMO there is a proportion of extreme people within our population who do indeed wanna 'sweep the problem under the carpet' and just 'let it fester' on and on and on and on....... i.e. they don't like these poisonous practises being challenged!! I've observed some of these 'characters' at the forefront in the Scottish Parliament presenting a flawed argument and noticeably no proposed alternative effective action! Still good to see the sectarianism issue is being kept in the 'public eye' and indeed being monitored and reported on!

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  Saint Johnstone v Hibs, Fri 16 March, KO 7.45pm
Posted by: 0762 - 14-03-2018, 14:34 - Forum: Hibernian - Replies (11)

Another Friday night match for Hibs and possibly a tricky match where the Saints have suddenly found some welcome good form v Dundee. However, were they as good as their 0-4 result suggests or was Dundee FC just dreadful on the day? I think Lenny should just concentrate on Hibs fine form and he chooses a positive line up to apply another hi-press game plan and push for that 3rd or 2nd place in the Premiership.


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Rainbow Prediction League Week 28 !!!
Posted by: Beefy 1965 - 13-03-2018, 23:02 - Forum: West Bromwich Albion - Replies (25)

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Scoring System

Bonus Ball =  Smartass  ................ Insurance ball =  Cry   .................. Gamball =  Exclamation

Incorrect Result = - 1 point
Incorrect Result (Insurance Ball) = 0
Incorrect Result (Bonus Ball) = - 2
Incorrect Result (Gamball) = - 4

Correct Result = + 2 points
Correct Result (Bonus Ball) = + 4
Correct Result (Gamball) = + 8
Correct Score = + 4 points
Correct Score (Bonus Ball) = + 8
Correct Score (Gamball) = + 16

* You must use the Gamball on the Game chosen , This game will be marked with ** in front of the chosen game, highlighted Red, and have the smiley  Exclamation   at the end of it to avoid any confusion. You DO NOT have to play the Gamball , Your score will then be marked as normal.
If anybody plays the wrong ball on the Gamball game, this ball will be treated as though you have used it and therefore scored as such. Rolleyes

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.


2/ST Charles Owl
11/ Joker                   

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 (Y)

Saturday 17th March

1/ Bournemouth v WBA
2/** Huddersfield v Crystal Palace  Angry
3/ Stoke v Everton
4/ Birmingham V Hull
5/ Brentford v Middlesbrough
6/ Leeds v Sheff Wed
7/ Bolton V Aston Villa
8/ Oxford v Peterborough
9/ Plymouth v Bristol Rovers
10/ Accrington v Forest Green

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