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  A historic treble double! Well done Hibs ladies!
Posted by: 0762 - 05-11-2018, 12:28 - Forum: Hibernian - No Replies

Just like the Scotland ladies team, Hibs ladies achieving a bit of footie history by attaining a cup double for the 3rd consecutive season by beating Motherwell ladies team 8-0 at Firhill. Well done!! And it is just a pity that they lost the league to Glasgow City just on the last two "hurdles"! Otherwise it would've been a "treble" achievement for a very good Hibs team.

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  HTAFC Prediction League 2018/19 Matchday 14
Posted by: Lord Snooty - 05-11-2018, 11:35 - Forum: Huddersfield Town - Replies (16)

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 10th November:
Town v West Ham
Town scorers:
West Ham scorers:

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

Sunday 11th November:
Liverpool v Fulham (12:00)
Chelsea v Everton (14:15)
Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers (16:30)
Manchester City v Manchester United (16:30)

Bonus matches:
Friday 9th November:

Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday

West Bromwich Albion v Leeds United (17:30)

FA Cup:

Haringey Borough v AFC Wimbledon

Maidenhead United v Portsmouth (12:30)
Aldershot Town v Bradford City
Metropolitan Police v Newport County
Morecambe v FC Halifax Town

Port Vale v Sunderland (14:30)

Table after Matchday 13:
St Charles Owl = 310 pts
theo_luddite = 307 pts
jjamez = 303 pts
themaclad = 291 pts
Terrier1987cas = 290 pts
neonfoxinthebox = 280 pts
Amelia Chaffinch = 276 pts
SHEP_HTAFC = 276 pts
Baggiebob(BBB) = 274 pts
Lord Snooty = 262 pts
ritchiebaby = 250 pts

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  life after Darren
Posted by: Phil Penn - 05-11-2018, 09:53 - Forum: West Bromwich Albion - Replies (32)

With Darren's clock ticking - yes he's leaving it's just waiting Lai and Jenkins to sign his cheque. Do we :-
A) throw everything at promotion or
B) forget promotion and rebuild for next season.
Who would be the best managers for each option?

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  Derbyshire Accent Posh?
Posted by: spireitematt - 05-11-2018, 05:05 - Forum: Chesterfield - Replies (34)

I was told the other day by two Manc lads that I speak posh and that people from Derbyshire are posh, was told that we speak weird in Derbyshire. Anyone else been told they speak posh or they speak weird being from Derbyshire?

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  Prediction League Results/Tables Week 12
Posted by: bomberbrown1968 - 04-11-2018, 20:04 - Forum: West Bromwich Albion - Replies (38)


A few weeks ago Worldclass achieved the dubious honor of being the first one in the PL to get the absolute minimum score, since then he has I believe been in the top 2 each week!!!  This week he leads the way with a fine 22 points, getting 7 predictions correct in some way with a CS Gamball and CR Bonus ball.  Closely behind him is SCO with 21 points on the back of his two correct scores being the Gamball and BB!!  Derby rounds out the top 3 with 20 points, and rounds out this weeks PL maximum Gamball points winners along with the top 2.

Bit of a gap then down to Zinman with 13 points, Sanjay on 12 and Beefy on 10.  Nothing too remarkable here, Zinman saved points by getting the Gamball wrong but not playing it either, would be interesting to see if this tactic is working for him as he seems to get it wrong when he doesn’t play it and right when he does!! Sanjay picked up points on both balls but little else and Beefy scored a weeks high 6 correct results but no correct scores and missed the Gamball.

The weeks bottom dwellers were BBB with 6 points, Snooty on 5, Amelia on 2 and our PL leader going into this week Matt who would actually have scored 1 more point than he did if he has not bothered predicting at all!!!!  All 4 of these predictors missed on the Gamball and the BB, and as we all know getting nothing from them negates most other things you do!!!

Could be some movement in the table this week due to the 22 point gap between 1st and last, and especially with the leader having a mare, we await the posting of the table from Bomber!!



It’s taken eleven weeks but we have a new leader at the top of the table and only the third occupier of top spot this season is St Charles, climbing 2 places and who got maximum points from the 3 points boosting balls to pull 8 points clear at the top from BBB who managed hold on to 2nd spot despite a lowly week.

Matt has been well and truly ousted after heading the table for 11 weeks to find himself down in 3rd after failing to add to his tally this week and could be coming under pressure from Worldclass who has added 58 points, nearly half his seasons score, in the last 3 weeks posting a seasons best this week.

Beefy slips a place down into 5th after another substandard week and we have to wonder if the new boy to the league has been found out now by his rivals, one of which Zinman is now only a couple of points away in 6th.

Sanjay is still well in touch in 7th as is Derby who passed the century mark climbing a place to 8th and neither can be discounted as there are only 28 points covering these top 8.

Amelia had the 100 landmark in the bag until the dreaded Gamball took her below it again, while Snooty the Premierships other new boy is struggling to make his mark in this league sitting 16 points adrift.



Sadly there were 3 no-shows this week in the Championship, or 17 if you include the Baggies.It was also a week which produced not a single extra score ball point - strange given that half of this week's matches saw both teams scoring. Quite a wide spread of scores with the season's best performers all leading the way once again.

Top is Themaclad, crucially gaining maximum points on the gamball - the only player to do so this week. Bomber did slightly better than last week (in case anyone's forgotten he scored a memorable minus 1) to come in 2nd, helped by the only correct bonus ball score and also getting the gamball result right. Quantum was close behind in third, wisely choosing not to play the gamball (presumably he doesn't get quite as excited as Beefy by doing so). Worth a mention was Quantums decision to play the score ball on Stoke v Pulisborough - surely the longest of long shots? 4eva was the only other player to score points on the gamball, reaching double figures for the week to cement 4th place.

Twerton sits in mid-table with a respectable 8 points from 5 correct result predictions including his bonus. Poor ball play from Baggie_One left him some way behind on just 3 points but still above Joker who, but for the no-shows, would have been sitting in his usual position at the foot of the table.



A decimated week in the championship as nearly a third of the players went AWOL, which should have allowed those who did play to climb into positions above them, sadly that wasn’t the case and the table looks exactly as it did last week.

Themaclad continues to set the pace as he has done all season as he extended his lead at the top to 8 points over Quantum in 2nd who continues to press our leader with a second consecutive return of 15 points for the week.

He leads 3rd placed Bomber, (who despite the minus last week still has considerably more points than Zinman) Tongue , by 3 points and edged out a further 7 point lead over 4eva in fourth who suffered his tenth bonus Ball set back of the season, which have cost him 18 points so far.

5th and 6th are still occupied by two of our absentees this week, turkeydinner & Stairs.

BaggieOne in 7th did close the gap to a solitary point but will probably see this as a missed opportunity with a lowly score this week, as Twerton in 8th inched closer and further away from the bottom 2.

We probably need to send out a search party for Spirite missing for the fifth time this season, though he does still hold onto 9th ahead of Joker who will be hoping that the next two thirds of the season go a lot better than the first third.


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  The Press
Posted by: turkeydinner - 04-11-2018, 14:07 - Forum: International Matches - No Replies

The United Kingdom

That Island where full backs clear their lines, centre halves whack it into row Z, centre forwards chase a ball over the top, its lots of running round and at a fast pace, this country invented football yet we are Neanderthal`s compared to the rest of Europe-At least that is what we have been told many times over the last 50 years

in 1966 England won the World cup and haven't had the players since, should be pointed out that SAR was more Mourinhio than Guadiola for all those in rose tinted specs

Something strange happened this year when our National press got behind the National team and even us non-belivers started telling anyone who would listen "it`s coming ome" especially as England had a rather bladdy decent World cup
We were shown up though against Croatia weren't we though? Actually no, we were great for the first forty minutes until the Croats used a trick employed by the English team some 22 years ago against the Dutch! Yes we all recall Macca and Anderton pushing back Holland`s wingers in a 4-1 victory at Euro 96, seem`s we havent always been so tactically naive.

Gazza of course was the only World class player between 1966 and last years World cup final team, those dark years in the 1970`s where England didnt even qualify proves it
Yet easy to forget our home sides when a foreign player might represent the ROI(!) were made up of UK players-all those European trophies from Nottingham Forest, Everton, Ipswich Town, Aberdeen, Aston Villa, and some club called Liverpool must have all been won by luck and hoofball.

1966 was the last time England had a World class team but most say 1970 was even better
Whilst Holland have a population of only 13 million and can boast Cryuff, Gullit, Van Basten, Van Nistelrooy, Krol, Neeskens, Bergkamp et al all they have ever won is the Euro Championship in 1988
Belgium for all the Scifo`s, Ceuhlemans, Hazards and Lukaku`s have won nothing
The Soviet Union won one Euro Championship despite owning half the World and blew it at every World cup

Between 1966-and say the EPL formation there has been Bryan Robson, Alan Shearer, Kevin Keegan, Frank Worthington, Laurie Cunningham, Matt le Tissier, Glenn Hoddle, Chris Waddle, Peter Shilton, Trevor Francis, Ray Wilkins, Tony Currie, Rodney Marsh, Peter Beardsley, Mark Hateley, John Barnes, Terry Butcher, Colin Todd among the many names who could play in any league in the World comfortably

Same with our Celtic cousins- Liam Brady, Danny McGrain, Kenny Daglish, Pat Jennings, Ryan Giggs, Ian Rush, Mark Hughes, John Toshack, Jim Leighton, Neville Southall, Willie Miller, Gordon McQueen, John Robertson, Norman Whiteside, Archie Gemill, Davie Cooper, Graeme Souness, Alan Hansen, Gordon Strachan, Paul mcGrath among many others

The UK ban on clubs entering Europe did not devolve our game one bit, I`m sure at times there was quantity over quality player wise, and many managers did use route one to success (Some actually knew how to do it proper) but really the UK as a whole has a rich story of great football, great players and a lot of entertainment, I totally
am against the media tying it into some kind of Dark Age.

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  Biggest Championship underachiever ?
Posted by: turkeydinner - 04-11-2018, 13:33 - Forum: Championship Discussion - No Replies

Perhaps a few fans on this board might like to input here? Whistle

The top two currently are little spending Norwich City and Sheff Utd

Fueled by a BBC article on WBA`s current bump, perhaps the biggest team in the Championship yet not going smooth the last few games

Nottm Forest, two time European Cup winners, massive pre-season spending and hardly blasting into space

Derby County are another massive one, sure they are up there but have underachieved for years given resources used

Leeds United are potentially the biggest, although transfer wise they hardly are in the laegue of the others

Aston Villa have the best squad by miles and sit just above mid-table, EPL squad in mid-championship

Stoke City became an EPL mainstay but look like going nowhere but must be worrying about that wages bill

Sheff Wed, best ground outside the EPL? Going somewhere or nowhere fast?

Blackburn Rovers, only EPL winning side in the Champiosnhip

Does this make it the best and most interesting Championship year ever or are there some sides who seriously need a boot up the rear to go with the fans expectations?

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  Celtic 5 Hearts - the current league leaders "blown away"!
Posted by: 0762 - 03-11-2018, 19:35 - Forum: Celtic - Replies (3)

And, as expected, it was a case of how many goals were Hearts gonna concede and it could well have been 8 or 9 goals, such was the "gulf" in class in full display at Celtic Park for over 90 mins with Odsonne Edouard "ruling the roost" over Hearts "creaking defence" - an amazing difference when playing away from their own public park of a pitch inside a toxic stadium!! They don't even look like a potential 3rd placed side TBF. Brendan Rodgers "purring" in his post match interview and no wonder after the events of the past 7 days and 3 impressive victories.

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  Town v Fluham - 5th November 2018
Posted by: theo_luddite - 03-11-2018, 14:26 - Forum: Huddersfield Town - Replies (47)

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Huddersfield Town v Fulham
Premier League
Monday Night Football
Thanks Sky for trying your best to make me miss it but I will be there
20:00 Kick Off
(I'll be home late)
HD1 (you know the rest)

Last weekend

After Town played well for 10-15 minutes before we threw the towel in, the performance somewhat pailed into insignificance as news trickled through before the match of what had happened to Glen Hoddle in the Sky Studio's and after to the Leicester Chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, his guests and helicopter crew. We can only echo the thoughts, sentiments and generally best wishes that have been the topic of many a news reel and social media chat this week.

This weekend

We will no doubt be honouring the lives of those lost last weekend before the match kicks off, hopefully everyone will be as respectful as they usually are.

Glenda is apparently responding well to treatment and requires more by-passes in his heart than Spaghetti Junction, but will survive to return to his TV punditry. He was kept alive by a trained first aider until the ambulance paramedics arrived and took over. I've been on many a first aid courses over the years, since I was a teenager, and other than the odd cut finger and minor burn I've only had to do the same thing once, one Christmas Eve a few years back. Same thing, kept him going until the blue light chaps arrived.

If you're offered the chance to go on a first aid course through work - do it. If not, just do it anyway. Two or three days is all it takes and nobody fails the course. Like me, you might only have to use it once in anger, but it could be a family member or your best mate you use it on, never mind some stranger lying in a pool of slush and snow.

We're on the tellybox

If you can't get Sky, or live abroad, pick your favourite channel or feed from this lot.

The match

You have to wonder when Sky picked this match, whether it was due to the two hammerings Fulham gave us in our promotion season, or if they genuinely realised it would be between the two sides with the worst form in the division. Both clubs will be targeting this as a 'must win' or 'get something from' match. If the Coaches aren't, the fans are.

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Only Wimbledon Wombles have a worse 6 match form record than us two in all 4 divisions, with 6 consecutive defeats.

Results wise, they eventually got a win at the third attempt, beating Burnalee 4:2 and followed that up with a 2:2 draw at Brighton. It's been mostly downhill since then.

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They have also tasted victory a couple of times in the Carabooboo Cup but haven't translated that into any kind of league form.

Town on the other hand, do I need to remind you? are STILL looking for our first win and first goal at home of the season. Season? First since we beat Wotfud with a rare Paul Ince goal last season.

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We've played 'em before

As you will recall, we were thumped 5-0 at theirs, despite playing well, and 4-1 at ours where they responded to almost every attack we made with a goal, or so it seemed at the time. As good as they were against us at the time, they were almost as inconsistent as that lot down the road. After looking like they'd make a decent push for a top 2 slot they eventually just made a top 6 slot and then blew the play-off chance against Reading. Wagbo having erm, expertly(?) steered us into a play-off position (that confounded all the pundits all the way to Wemberlee and beyond) that meant we could only face them in the Final decider, which it wasn't to be.

They of course regrouped and came up via the final last season, beating Aston Vanilla in a game I didn't see so I can't comment on.

We are level for devils, with Fulham having a slight edge in the League and Town not having been beaten by them in the Cups. Can we make this an early 3rd Round FA Cup match then?

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So are we expecting fireworks then?

Well, the date kind of fits.  Whistle

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The players shouldn't need a rocket up their arses, but hopefully they got one after last week. Any more performances like damp squibs will surely mean a few new faces will come to Town in the January transfer window and a few under achievers will find themsleves looking at a loan to the likes of Fleetwood, Bradford or Accrington Stanley. Not sure what those clubs will have done wrong to deserve them but you get the gist.

Just remember folks, leave your sparklers, penny bangers and air bombs at home - we don't need them in the ground.

Famous Fans

Fluham seem to have a WIKI list that's as long as your arm. They seem to have more famous fans than season ticket holders.

One or two include the tallest bloke in the BBC, Richard Osman. He has to sit on a bucket when they film Pointless so he fits on the telly screen.
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If you have the misfortune to sit behind him don't waste your time asking him to sit down, he already is.

Here's a few others, see how many you can name.

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The last two are characters, not the actors themselves.

He wants to buy Wemberlee you know

Who does?

Fulham Chairman and owner of Jacksonville Jaguars Shahid Khan
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Well Craven Cottage isn't big enough for Fulham anymore, plus the old stands still have roof supports that get in the way. That and he wants to move Spurs out of Wembley.

But what will happen to the famous old cottage?
It might fit in one of the corners of Wembley, but just in case it doesn't, Lego have offered to make a scale model.

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Who's banging in the goals?

Mitrovic and Schürrle will need watching
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Where are we both now?

The wrong side of the trap door
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Didn't they spend a few bob in the Summer?

Aye, and change.

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£100 million spent in an attempt to crash the top half of the division, not very well spent so far.

Hang-on with that kind of start, clubs normally sack the coach/manager just before they play us?

Watch this space.

So where are we likely to be before kick-off?

In theory, we could both be well adrift, however, we are the only two sides in the bottom third playing each other. The rest are playing top half sides, but it's a funny ol' game Saint as often said by former player Greavsie.
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As for me, I'll be having me tea in a pub. Thumb up

Last time out

Town lost at Watford, Fulham did likewise at Citeh
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OK lads, we need goals, points and, as Snoots mentioned elsewhere, some brass to feed some hungry kids a breakfast. Over to you.

Wagbo's wise words.

Just in case you forgot, like I nearly did, he's just celebrated 3 years in charge. Here's what he had to say to Radio Local about it. We were dreaming of mid-table obscurity in the Championship back then. We are dreaming of being 3 places higher than we are, one division up right now. It's been one helluva ride so far. Long may it continue. Thumb up


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  Hibs v Saint Johnstone, Sat 3 October, KO 3.00pm
Posted by: 0762 - 03-11-2018, 00:21 - Forum: Hibernian - Replies (2)

IMO this is a "must win" match v opponents who have suddenly found some positive form after losing to Celtic in the Betfred Cup. We are disappointingly and unfairly without Flo Kamberi. So Lenny must adjust the team to compensate for that loss. I think this is a potential "banana skin" and hope the manager issues the warning re the threat of complacency. We have a better team than "The Saints" but the guys must play and earn the win! I'd opt for Ollie Shaw playing alongside Andy McLaren and move Boyly to where he is most effective - on the right wing! Also our defence is looking more solid and that standard of defending must be demanded by Neil but I'd swap Whittaker for David Gray - unconvinced re Steven W these days! I'm expecting big Marv to give way to a more creative and forward thinking mid line up. Lenny definitely has the players to "do damage" to this Saints' defence. Lets do it Hibs and get "back on track" before we give Rangers a visit.


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