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  Saint Mirren 0 Celtic 0
Posted by: 0762 - 14-09-2018, 23:51 - Forum: Celtic - No Replies

A minor glitch for Celtic tonight with Ntcham being given a red card. I thought that was a great possibility after the recent Celtic criticisms of the SFA ref review process and also expect Aberdeen to be given similar treatment tomorrow with a pk award or red card against them! Anyway Celtic still dominating this match with their ten remaining players - not winning it but not losing it either and Broony absolutely immense tonight and making up for the loss of Ntcham in the 1st half.

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  Preview - little pre and no view
Posted by: Devongone - 14-09-2018, 18:33 - Forum: Chesterfield - Replies (2)

When people complain about modern art they often say, "a child could have done that!" That's exactly how I felt reading the apparent Dagenham match preview on our website. A St Mary's U-13 with access to the internet could have come up with that in 20 minutes max'!

We get a potted history of Peter Taylor's long and often distinguished career in the game and quick piece on Elliott Romain, who has scored them four goals this season. We only feature ourselves with a warning that we won't know whether Zavon Hines is injured until Saturday morning.

Peter Taylor - well if you'd never seen a football match in your life you could have written that history from Wikipedia. The man himself is totally absent from it. As to Dagenham's playing strength, apparently if Romain dies overnight, they're finished.

Perhaps it could have been mentioned that last season they were still challenging when financial problems forced them to sell their best players extremely cheap, that meant they lost John Still their manager and have been forced to re-build on a much-reduced budget which has caused them to struggle for points so far, but the light at the end of their tunnel is that they have now apparently been sold. Perhaps the preview could mention their ground, how to get there, the way the team play, what others say about them ....... Something.

Players - well last week their keeper Elliot Justham was in the Non-League Paper's team of the week from our league having pulled off several saves. Somebody might just have been interested to read about Gavin Hoyte their defender, whose mum Wendy was a champion sprinter and whose dad Les was a bit of a speedster too. Gavin started at Arsenal, got England age-group caps to U-20, but didn't break through and has since got full international caps for Trinidad and Tobago, like his brother Justin! And he pretty much turns up wherever Peter Taylor is manager.

Come on mate, if you're previewing a match with a 6' 7" newcomer likely to start for us, you might just find out whether Dagenham are any good in the air, have they got any big lads, what areas of the field are they strong in! How long would it take to do your job properly? I assume Chesterfield actually pay for this level of garbage!

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  huddersfield v crystal palace match thread
Posted by: jjamez - 14-09-2018, 14:20 - Forum: Huddersfield Town - Replies (34)

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So the first international break of the season has been and gone, how it has dragged too, we now revert back to the main event, the premier league.

Town by sounds of it have not suffered any injuries whilst mbenza, mounie and billings got game time for their respective nations. Aaron mooy went on a 'training camp' (glorified holiday) but didnt play any games, which is probably a good thing as he hasnt had to travel too far.

The rest of the squad played an inter squad friendly that reportedly saw bacuna and hogg going hammer and tong at each other. surely that would have been worth a watch. Other squad members such as danny williams got some more valuable game time under their belts.

Last season the two sides met on the opening day of the season, we all know how that went with steve mounie introducing himself to the premier league in fine style. Town headed back to Selhurst park only a few weeks later in the carabao cup, but that time found themselves failing to go any further. The final time the sides met was back in west yorkshire, where a Zaha led palace ran out 2-0 victors.

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The palace game comes on the back of a resiliant display away at everton, where a first premier league goal for phil billing at a corner got town ahead, however 80 odd seconds later and dominic calvert lewin pulled the sticky toffee puddings back level.  Now to be honest, once we conceeded i thought the floodgates might open and it was a welcome surprise when the square leg umpire told me it had finished 1-1.

Our opponents for this weekend hosted southampton at home, albeit minus wilfred zaha, but were on the receiving end of 2-0 defeat, town tormenter from years past danny ings scored just after half time, whilst pierre emile hojbjerg scored the second in injury time whilst palace were pushing players forward.

Now as mentioned, the game against the saints saw palace be without zaha. now palace seem to struggle big time when they are without the flying winger. The bad news for town fans is that he returned to training along with james tomkins on thursday. Tomkins remains a concern for saturday along with christian benteke who reported back from international duty early due to a knee injury. Although, with zaha only coming back recently he may not be able to go the whole distance. He was away with a groin injury so it may be worth giving him a polite belt there and see if we can clogg him off the pitch...

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Max Meyer will be hoping for his full Premier League debut on Saturday. Aside from a start against Swansea City in the EFL Cup, the former Schalke star has settled for cameos off the bench so far this term but has been slowly build-up to full fitness during the international break.

The game will also see former england manager Roy Hodgson mark a year in charge of the eagles having replaced ronald de boer after the dutchman struggled at the start of last season. The eagles looked set for a return to the championship, but Hodgson combined with a flying Zaha saw a turn of fortune as palace climbed up the league.

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Last time out

Hennessey- Tall welsh goalkeeper, likes to flap at the high ball
Wan-Bissaka- Young full back, already on england radar, made debut last season
Kelly- former town loanee, used to play for liverpool
Sakho- not a former town loanee, used to play for liverpool
van Aanholt- attacking fullback, scored a few vital goals for the eagles last season
Townsend- former tottenham winger, played for a plethora of teams, finally found a home. sort of
McArthur- scottish midfielder, signed from wigan a few years back
Milivojevic- scored a penalty against us last season. serbian international signed from olympiakos
Schlupp- plays anywhere down the left. highly rated when at leicester, once wanted by manure
Benteke- big lump of a forward, spectacularly failed at liverpool, went to world cup ahead of Lolo
J Ayew- on loan from swansea, split from his brother. please feel sorry for him

Kouyaté- signed recently from west ham. has been building up fitness, roy says he should be ready to face us
Meyer- free agent signed from schalke, also been building up fitness. can be a game changer on his day
Sørloth- another big striker, this one is norweigan, signed from Midtjylland.

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Ramadan Sobhi and Ben Hamer missed the trip to Everton prior to the international break but are expected to be back in contention this week. Adama Diakhaby picked up a knock in training this week and will be monitored, whilst Bacuna and Quaner picked up minor injuries playing for the EDT and will probably be missing. Hogg continues to be suspended so Billing will most likely retain his place. Williams should be fit to build up game time from the bench. Erik Durm may be in contention for a first league start.

What DW has said;

"We will try everything and invest everything to get this first win; it’s important for every team to have this. We’ve tried four times and we have another opportunity now, Our aim is to perform to our best and to get our first win.
It’s very important that we confirm what we’ve done in the last two games; we are solid defensively, we show the same concentration and on the other side everyone takes the responsibility to create opportunities. We still need time to work together, get a better feeling together and to get a better harmony, but we have created something already that we can build on. I’m very happy with the players we have together. phil billing and rajiv van la parra are in good form. We’ve created something in the last two games that we can build on. Now it’s upto us with our supporters, who have to create the atmosphere to help the players on the pitch. I am very happy that the work on the Training Ground will start soon; this will be massive for the future"

Personally, I'd be starting Lossl in goal again and pretty much for the rest of the season, with Smith at right back, I think he's better suited to deal with what they offer, schindler and zanka both at centre half with TK at left back. Billing looks set to keep his place so he'll partner Mooy, with rajiv, pritchard and probably mbenza or kachunga if diakhaby playing in behind mounie.

the bench can then be made up from Hamer if fit, durm, williams, sobhi, stankovic, lolo, the winger that doesnt start...

Linked with both.

alan lee- Joined town in 2010 from palace, scored 9 goals in total for the terriers, his first coming against Arsenal in the FA Cup. Somehow became a cult hero at town, why? i dont really know, was it because of the hair band, the flailing elbows, wrestling the keeper into the goal and being given the goal, the passion that came with every goal or a sympathy vote from the fans as he was pretty poor at doing the job he was supposed to be doing? answers on a postcard.

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james vaughan- The serial corner flag kicker. Joined from Norwich on an initial loan when we got promoted to the championship. became a fan favorite due to his all action style of play, scored 14 in his first spell at the club, which was impressive considering how injuries are a big part of his game. Rejoined  the side the following season on a permanent deal. The second period wasnt as prolific as the first as again he was hampered by injuries. rumours of a falling out between him and wagner over training resulted in him leaving to join birmingham. he now plays for wigan and by looks of it, he has changed his style of play to boot.

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martin kelly- only had a short spell at town when he joined on loan from liverpool. in his short period at town he showed a different sort of class on the pitch that we hadnt seen for a long while. Another player that has suffered with numerous injuries during his career so far. We may get to see him on saturday in some way, shape or form.

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jack hunt- product of the 'fabled' town academy, had a few loans out at grays athletic and chesterfield before making his first start in town colours against arsenal in the fa cup. A dynamic fullback who made a run in that game that saw an arsenal player get sent off ( prize for who knows who it was), was a bit of a relevation for town due to his pace and willingness to attack, ultimately this saw the end of lee peltier. He left town to join palace in 2013, however he suffered a serious injury early on and never made a league appearance for the eagles. he was rated as one of the players that palace had that never lived up to expectations. He joined sheffield wednesday but never managed to make it to the premier leaue. he now plays at bristol city.

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sean scannell- One of the first signings when we got promoted to the championship. he came through the system at palace and made over 130 appearances for the eagles. Had a six year period at town where he made over 150 appearances, although barring one bright period under chris powell, he never really had a spell of consistent performances. Had a period out on loan at burton last season and joined bradford this summer.

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tom ince- Joined town last summer from derby for 9 million, his confidence seemed to get dented by some of his missed chances resulting in him often making the wrong decision around the area. He did however score the vital goal late on against watford. perhaps a little unfortunate to find himself leaving this summer as he returned to the championship to play for stoke. His time at palace was even more brief that it was here, an 8 game spell came during a loan to the club when he was playing at blackpool.

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andy hughes- Towns first team coach joined from palace when mike marsh left to take a coaching role with the fa and the england junior sides. has often been credited with advising wagner on the domestic sides we have face during the time in the championship and premier league.

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neil warnock- managed both sides, had two spells in charge of palace. left the club first time around when they went into adminsitration, returned again in 2014 but was sacked with the club in the relegation places and replaced by alan pardew

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Posted by: Devongone - 13-09-2018, 18:31 - Forum: Torquay United - No Replies

Johnson as manager.

Now just maybe he is the man who can build a team for them in the last chance saloon.

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  PNE v Reading Deepdale 15/9/2018
Posted by: themaclad - 13-09-2018, 15:37 - Forum: Preston North End - Replies (1)

After the joys of the International break which basically is just an excuse to lose money betting against Andorra, real football returns although the way the Whites and the Royals have been performing there may be doubts as to whether that this will be real.

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Both teams badly need to win Reading appear to been on the crest of a slump for the best part of two seasons, getting shut of Stam and replacing him with Paul Clement. Clement is the brother of ex North Ender Neil who made four appearences for us which if memory is correct included a sending off at Colchester.
Clement has served as a Number 2 with Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid and Bayern Munich however as a manager in his own right has proved to be pretty inept getting potted following a game at Derby against us.
So far this season they have drawn with the Plastics at Ewood and the Villa and lost the rest including opening the season with a 2-1 home defeat against Frank Lampard FC. They have two speedy wingers Burrow and Aluko and also have one of those Chelsea prospects who never quite got there in John Swift.
We need a win otherwise the natives will be restless as we hit Yorkshire twice next week

Ref Watch: Reading

Lancashire referee Darren Bond takes charge of his first North End game of the season when the Lilywhites entertain Paul Clement’s Reading this weekend.

Last season Darren took charge of three PNE games. He was the match official in the club’s home draw against Millwall in September, our 2-1 win at Bristol City back in November 2017 and the 2-0 victory over Sunderland up at the Stadium of Light in March.

He also officiated three Reading games last season, two at the Madejski Stadium, a win over Barnsley and a defeat to Brentford and the Royals 3-0 defeat in March at Aston Villa.

This will be his seventh game of this season, having issued 21 yellow cards and two reds in the six games so far refereed, his last being Peterborough United’s 1-1 home draw with Doncaster Rovers on 1st September.

Although he had done numerous friendlies and other games involving Preston North End, the 2016/17 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 Mark Jones and Nick Hopton, with David Webb as the fourth official.

Team News: Reading

Manager Alex Neil will be without a number of midfield options for the clash with Reading at Deepdale this weekend.
Ben Pearson sits out the first of three matches for the red card he received in the last home game against Bolton Wanderers a fortnight ago; whilst it is Ryan Ledson’s second match of his three-game ban.

Alan Browne returned early from international duty with the Republic of Ireland and he will be assessed before the manager makes any decision of selection for the middle of the park.

Calum Woods and Sean Maguire (both hamstring) move closer to training, with the latter now out running in the early stages of his rehabilitation, whilst Billy Bodin (knee) is obviously still on the sidelines.

Lukas Nmecha missed the last game with a knock to his knee and also pulled out of international duty with the England U20 squad and he too will need to be assessed before the final squad announcement is made.

Reading striker Jon Dadi Bodvarsson is set to return to the starting line-up, after the Icelander missed the 2-1 home defeat by Sheffield Wednesday due to illness.

Bodvarsson, Chris Gunter, Andy Yiadom, David Meyler, Mo Barrow and Leandro Bacuna have all been away on international duty, but should all return unscathed and are expected to be involved.

Southampton loan man Josh Sims could feature having come off the substitutes' bench in the past three matches and could replace Sone Aluko on the right. However, new Iranian midfielder Saeid Ezatolahi, signed on deadline day, is unlikely to feature having only met his new team-mates for the first time on Thursday.

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  Ryan Dow
Posted by: turkeydinner - 13-09-2018, 12:33 - Forum: Peterhead - No Replies

Ryan Dow is set to seal a loan move from Ross County to Peterhead in the next 24 hours.

The attacking midfielder has struggled for game time with the Staggies so far this season and the Highlanders have opted to sent the 27-year-old out on loan.

Blue Toon boss Jim McInally is a fan of Dow and the Buchan outfit have moved quickly to bring him to Balmoor on a temporary deal which is expected to run until January.


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  Hibs v Killie, Sat 15 Sept, KO 3.00pm
Posted by: 0762 - 12-09-2018, 21:50 - Forum: Hibernian - Replies (3)

Well this is a very important match for Hibs at a time when we must get "back on track" and start winning league matches after an awful defeat v Livy. Lenny has the privilege of having to choose from almost a full quota of available players and I wanna see his perceived strongest line up pushing on "from the off".
I'd like to see this Hibs team starting the game:

Gray McGregor Hanlon Stevo
Boyle Mallan Horgan
Kamberi McLaren

They have strengthened and will "fancy their chances" v Hibs. We must also beware of O'Donnell on our left flank. I wanna see us nullify their challenge with aplomb!


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  Chesterfield Predication League 2018/2019 Matchday 12
Posted by: spireitematt - 12-09-2018, 21:19 - Forum: Chesterfield - Replies (7)

Matt has gone awol for a few days so please put your week 12 predictions on here and we will try to keep it going while he is away doing whatever he is doing!!!

If you do your predications after these specified times, they will not be accepted.

Weekend games 12 pm
Midweek games 7:30 pm

Eastleigh v Dagenham & Redbridge
Aldershot Town v Dover Athletic
Barnet v AFC Fylde
Barrow v Maidenhead United
Braintree Town v Maidstone United
Chesterfield v Gateshead
Ebbsfleet United v Havant & Waterlooville
FC Halifax Town v Hartlepool United
Harrogate Town v Leyton Orient
Salford City v Boreham Wood
Solihull Moors v Bromley
Sutton United v Wrexham

Updated League Table after week 11

League Table
Spireitematt = 172
Dancing = 168
Amelia = 166
Devon = 162
Lord Snoots = 158
St Charles = 149
BaggieBob(BBB) = 140

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  The Owls v Stoke City SBC Match Thread
Posted by: Owlkev71 - 12-09-2018, 16:43 - Forum: Sheffield Wednesday - Replies (58)



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We made it 3 wins in a row with victory at Reading, with Reach & Joao getting on the score-sheet. Both goals were well taken as we deservedly won the points. The win put us into the top half of the table but with a seemingly tough set of matches coming up will we be able to stay there. The youngsters continue to do well with Penney in particular looking like our future LB. Neither of the new players were available.


We host Stoke in the first game after the waste of time international break. Stoke have struggled top adapt to life in the championship, like so many do, with their only win against Hull. They still have the likes of, Crouch, Berahino, Shawcross & Butland so they could turn around there fortunes, but as we know this league can be unforgiving to ex premier league teams.


OWLS          -         Big Grin  Big Grin  Big Grin  Angry  Confused  Angry     

STOK           -         Angry  Big Grin  Angry  Confused  Confused  Angry          




Will he keep an unchanged team? Will either of the new boys get a start? They have both been away on int duty so will probably have to be on the bench imo. FF is banned for the next 3 games.

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


2-1 Reach - Owlkev


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Washington  4
Owlkev  3
Imre  1
Maddix  1


Brentford v Wigan Athletic
Bristol City v Sheffield United
Millwall v Leeds United
Norwich City v Middlesbrough
Rotherham United v Derby County

HDDAA - Owlkev


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The thread awaits the Meggo of Statesides choice.

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  Prediction League - Week 5
Posted by: Maddix - 12-09-2018, 12:55 - Forum: Sheffield Wednesday - Replies (6)


111 SCO (21)
106 Maddix (19)
103 Washington (21)
102 BBB (19)
100 OwlKev (21)
83 Wereham (19)
24 Towin (0)


Chelsea v Cardiff City
Huddersfield Town v Crystal Palace
Manchester City v Fulham
Newcastle United v Arsenal
Watford v Manchester United
Bolton Wanderers v Queens Park Rangers
Brentford v Wigan Athletic
Bristol City v Sheffield United
Hull City v Ipswich Town
Millwall v Leeds United
Norwich City v Middlesbrough
Preston North End v Reading
Rotherham United v Derby County
Sheffield Wednesday v Stoke City
Swansea City v Nottingham Forest
Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa

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