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  Alex Neil
Posted by: themaclad - 14-04-2019, 14:38 - Forum: Preston North End - Replies (3)

Signs three year deal with us he's staying

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  2019 European Curling Championships
Posted by: ritchiebaby - 13-04-2019, 23:36 - Forum: Winter sports - Replies (3)

In these C Championships, eight Women’s and ten Men’s teams will be competing for two places in each of the Women’s and Men’s European Curling Championships B-Division 2019, which will be held in Helsingborg, Sweden from 15-23 November.

The eight Women’s teams are: Austria, Belarus, Croatia, France, Ireland, Romania, Slovenia and Slovakia and the ten Men’s teams are: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Greece, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Romania and Slovenia.

Round-robin play will run from Friday 12 April until Tuesday 16 April. After the round-robin the top-four teams on the Women’s and Men’s side will progress to the play-offs. The top two teams – ranked one and two – will then play each other at 09.00 (Eastern European Time) in the gold medal games on Wednesday 17 April. The winners of these games will claim the first places in the European Curling Championships B-Division. Also, at this time the teams ranked third and fourth will play each other. The winners of the 3v4 games and the losers of the gold medal games will then play in silver medal finals at 14.30 the same day. This will decide the second Women’s and Men’s teams to qualify for the European Curling Championships B-Division.

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The Four Provinces Flag Of Ireland

MEN - James Russell (Skip), Arran Cameron (Third), Steven Callan (Second), Eoin McCrossan (Lead)
WOMEN - Alison Fyfe (Skip), Jen Ward (Third), Jacqui Barr (Second), Katie Kerr (Lead)


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Alison Fyfe (skip)

Yesterday saw an Ireland Mens' team eventually defeat a dogged Luxembourg by 11 shots to 8 after an extra end. In their 2nd game today, Ireland were forced into playing catch-up after a poor start, running out of stones in the 10th end to lose 5-7 to Roumania. They did redeem themselves tonight, comfortably defeating Greece by 11-5. Belgium and Slovenia lie in wait tomorrow, with Croatia and Bulgaria to come on Monday.

The Irish Women had an amazing finish to their opening game against Belarus. Ireland were 3-5 down after 7 ends and scored 4 shots in the 8th end to put themselves in a strong position with 2 ends to go. In an unbelievable 9th end, Belarus roared back with 6 shots of their own to win 11-7. They also redeemed themselves in their 2nd game today, scoring 3 shots in the final end to win by 9 shots to 8. They play against Croatia and Roumania tomorrow and then Austria on Monday.

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  SWFC Prediction League - Week 29
Posted by: Maddix - 12-04-2019, 21:47 - Forum: Sheffield Wednesday - Replies (6)

781 Maddix (34)
729 OwlKev (44)
693 SCO (37)
661 Washington (39)
634 BBB (37)
575 Wereham (0)


Aston Villa v Bristol City
Derby County v Bolton Wanderers
Ipswich Town v Birmingham City
Middlesbrough v Hull City
Nottingham Forest v Blackburn Rovers
Queens Park Rangers v Swansea City
Reading v Brentford
Sheffield United v Millwall
Stoke City v Rotherham United
West Bromwich Albion v Preston North End
Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday
Oxford United v AFC Wimbledon
Portsmouth v Rochdale
Scunthorpe United v Burton Albion
Southend United v Wycombe Wanderers
Sunderland v Coventry City

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  RIP Tommy Smith
Posted by: turkeydinner - 12-04-2019, 21:22 - Forum: Liverpool - Replies (1)

Wow, huge sad news if you thought Busquets was a S`house or Ben Thatcher was a hard man, think again, ran through walls for his club, type of player every club wants playing for them

Former Liverpool captain Tommy Smith, who helped the club to domestic and European success in the 1960s and 1970s, has died aged 74.

Known as the "Anfield Iron", Smith had an 18-year career at Anfield, during which he won four league titles.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47913937

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  L**ds v The Owls SBC Match Thread
Posted by: Owlkev71 - 12-04-2019, 13:25 - Forum: Sheffield Wednesday - Replies (26)

THE MATCH

SATURDAY 13TH APRIL 5:30PM KICK OFF

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[b]LAST MATCH




We bounced back with a good win against Forest, despite the starting line-up having Boyd, Matias & Pelupessy, 2 of whom would then ironically get the 3 goals (contracts must be running out I guess Whistle ). It was a even first half with both teams having chances and both goalies pulling off a couple of good saves. We started the 2nd half fast and Matias scored from 30 yards although I don't know what there keeper was doing. We quickly added a second as Boyd finished superbly with angled drive from the edge of the box. It was soon 3 as Matias was put through and finished easily after a lucky ricochet. Forest had a few chances late on but we kept them out and kept our slim playoff chances alive.  

THE MATCH



A visit to the scummiest place in the universe, L**ds. This lot are battling it out with Norwich and our Porcine neighbours for automatic promotion and fans seem split what we should do, lose to help Leeds or have a go and help our Porcine neighbours. A win would keep our slim playoff chances alive for a few more days until we play Norwich. I would rather us have a go and if we lose so be it, which of course is what we will do as the playoffs are still a possibility

CURRENT FORM

OWLS               -                Big Grin  Angry  Confused  Big Grin Big Grin  Confused

LEEDS              -                Big Grin  Angry  Big Grin  Angry  Big Grin  Big Grin

THE BASTARD IN THE BLACK

TIM ROBINSON
Assistants: Andrew Fox and Ian Cooper
Fourth Official: Geoff Eltringham

THE TEAM

Will Aarons, Bannan, Iorfa & Hutch be fit? Will Lazaar start? Who will start up top?

If everyone's fit:

Westwood
Iorfa Lees Hector Lazaar
Reach Bannan Hutch Aarons
Hooper Fletcher

SCORE & SCORER (HOME TEAM SCORE FIRST)

1-1 Hooper

POSSESSION X FOULS

660

BML STANDINGS

Washington  21
SCO  20
Peiowl  15
Imre  13
Owlkev 12
Wereham  11
Southey  9
Stateside  8
Maddix  1

OTHER GAMES OF MILD INTEREST

Villa v Bristol City
Derby v Bolton
Sheff Utd v Millwall
Stoke v Rotherham
WBA V Preston

HHHHH - Owlkev

THE MUPPETT LEAGUE

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KATE BECKINSALE TRIBUTE PIC

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One for Washington Big Grin

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The thread awaits the Meggo of Statesides choice.[/b]

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  Tottenham v huddersfield
Posted by: jjamez - 12-04-2019, 12:35 - Forum: Huddersfield Town - Replies (20)

So, what feels like almost a decade late, Spurs have FINALLY managed to open their 62,000 seater New White Hart Lane and move in, although it stands where Old White Hart Lane did, so have they actually moved at all?

Well whatever the answer, their new stadium is mightily impressive and might be the best looking and modern ground going, well until Madrid update theirs. The one problem with it opening so late is that only those that have got six million points have been allowed to go, which means the rest of us riff raff have to miss out, or for a minority, beg on twitter for any spares.

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Sky of course, for once have swooped in to save the day, putting it on tv, so we can have a good gander as it'll be their first live broadcast there. Put it on mute for a while as it will be all about spurs and what not, but who can blame them? we are rubbish.

The one draw back to being put onto tv is that we are now the early kickoff and now we begin at 12:30, although for us who are not going, it is no big deal, just means those that are going to have to set off a wee bit earlier. I'll be expecting another show from Spurs just to highlight how good their ground is, but during the 90 minutes they'll probably doze off like all the big club supporters do.

To get to this brand spanking new stadium, you've pretty much got to navigate London like any other time, the closest tube station to the stadium is White Hart Lane, which is on the London Overground and is a four-minute walk away from the ground. Regular services run from White Hart Lane and connect with the Victoria Line via Seven Sisters. Alternatively, Northumberland Park railway station is located eight minutes from the ground and has connections to Victoria line via Tottenham Hale.

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So enough of the stadium, we'll hear enough about it tomorrow from sky more than likely, what has Jan had to say?

“Every professional player wants to win games, Of course, Spurs have a good team, but we can be proud to go there and show our best.”

“The target for us is to give our best in training and all games because we have to represent the Club, we want to show our best in the premier league. We try to build some momentum for next season; this is our ambition.”

"We’ve had some small problems and some illness. I will have to see who is able to give their best. At the moment Isaac (Mbenza) is a bit ill. I need to see how his body reacts. He didn’t train today.”

“I want more points. I want my players to give everything for htafc. We need to make the supporters proud of the way we perform.”

“We have had a good training week. Good intensive sessions and the games will be intensive. We have talked about things we have to sort better.”

“karlan grant came from SkyBet League One and he’s working hard each day to improve. He has the task of showing is quality each game. He knows he has to work to achieve his aims.”

“I have to look at every player. Ben Hamer had a good game against CPFC and I still need to see him. He will start against Spurs.”

“I am in touch with Dean Whitehead about the Young Terriers. It’s important that they played for the U19s. We are working closely with the academy. I take care of the Academy players.”

"Bacca (Juninho Bacuna) trained in both midfield and right-back today; this is part of his football education. He has the capability to do both. I like to see that he’s willing to learn.”

“I believe in my players. They know I will find possibilities to improve them.”

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And what has Mr Lowe Lowe had to say?

It’s been a tough last four months for us. We have to try out best in the last five games. For some of us, it could be the last premier league games of our lives. We have to enjoy it.”

“One of our aims is to catch Fulham FC. We want to get some results and create some momentum for next season.”

"It’s been the hardest period of my career. Nobody should think we don’t care what’s happened. It’s been really hard to deal with. We have a job to do and we want to make it a bit better in the last five games.”

“We’ve got tough opponents in the last five games and it will be hard. In the end, we are playing for pride, to give every opponent the biggest fight we can. I want to make the supporters proud. To get something for them.”

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Poncho Tino doesn't speak to the media until later on today, but one can imagine it will be about hurrikane and the prospect of playing manchester city next week. We probably wont even get a mention, Hudderswho?

what about the team news?

Well as mentioned the spurs press conference will likely be dominated by the news that harry kane is most likely going to miss the rest of the season due to another ankle injury, news that Siewert believes makes Spurs harder to beat than when they had him, answers on a post card for that one.

Also missing for Spurs are, Erik Lamela, Eric Dier, Serge Aurier, whilst Fortnite sensation Dele Alli is a doubt, so we are more than likely going to be losing to Spurs' reserve side. This is how much hope Town have left me with after watching pretty much every game this season  Confused

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As for Town, as mentioned, there has been a bit of illness in the squad this week, theres been something like that around the place all season and it has many names, we'll stick with cantwinitis.

Mbenza has obviously been ill so he may not feature and the fact that Bacuna has been training at right back and centre mid, probably means that there has been someone in the defence that has been struggling.

Depoitre and Duhaney have both been training this week so could also feature, its unknown as to whether Diakhaby is back or who from the younger sides will feature. Sabiri played a full 90 mins midweek so he may be back in the fold unless he too has fallen out with Siewert.

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MATCH FACTS
Head-to-head


Tottenham are unbeaten in seven top-flight matches against Huddersfield since a 2-1 home defeat in April 1956 (W4, D3).

Huddersfield have lost all three Premier League meetings by an aggregate score of 8-0.

Spurs could win their first four Premier League games against a particular opponent without conceding for just the second time, having also done it versus Cardiff.

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham have lost four of their past six league fixtures, ending a five-match winless streak by beating Crystal Palace last time out. They have won both matches played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in all competitions and are yet to concede a goal at their new home.

Spurs have lost four of their eight league matches following Champions League fixtures this campaign.

They have won 14 and lost just two of their 16 league games against the sides currently in the bottom half of the table.

Tottenham have scored 12 of their last 14 Premier League goals in the second half of games.

They have conceded 14 of their 34 league goals, or 41%, in the last 15 minutes of their matches.

Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield have lost 18 of their last 20 league matches, winning once and failing to score in 11 of those fixtures.

The Terriers have been beaten in nine of their past 10 away league encounters, drawing the other.

They have lost all nine league encounters against the established top-six clubs this season, conceding 26 goals.

Huddersfield could become the first club to concede a penalty in four straight top-flight fixtures since Stoke in January 2014.

Goalkeeper Ben Hamer has conceded 17 goals in just six league matches this season, conceding a goal every 27 minutes on average... does Siewert REEEEAALLLY want to see more? or cant he admit he just doesn't want to play Lossl?

I can only think of 3 players to have played for both, even then one of them hasn't actually featured for us.

I'll give a clue for each

1) small midfielder who doesn't offer much

2) Young player signed for the future

3) Striker who had a loan spell there earlier in his career

if anyone can think of any others, feel free to add

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Has anyone heard anything about this supposed takeover? its on DATM but i take that with a pinch of salt, however, I heard two different snippets before it even started on there, one person saying that there was an eastern based individual interested, not sure if thats China or Cleethorpes and another saying that an American who owns a few different sports teams over there was interested in taking on the club because our story is much like what he goes for?

Anyone?

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  Good News
Posted by: Arcane Astral Aeons - 11-04-2019, 23:15 - Forum: West Bromwich Albion - Replies (13)

at the end of this season
i will be removing myself from this forum
want to take this opportunity to say a very big thank you
to all that have commented on my posts (bizarre and not so bizarre)
i will continue with my predictions till the end of the season

thank you for putting up with me

Garry

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  Every Championship player out of contract at the end of the season
Posted by: turkeydinner - 11-04-2019, 20:47 - Forum: Championship Discussion - No Replies

https://www.planetfootball.com/quick-rea...he-season/

Damn there are some fine choices on there

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  WBA vs Preston - Match Thread
Posted by: Ska'dForLife-WBA - 11-04-2019, 19:31 - Forum: West Bromwich Albion - Replies (31)

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You could be forgiven, in light of events these last seven days, for thinking that Operation Avoid Villa In The Playoffs has become Operation Avoid The Playoffs Altogether; but in spite of our best efforts to flush our promotion campaign right down the Banks's Bitter, the right result this weekend will see us on the cusp of confirming our spot in the end of season lottery.

Not that it's likely to be easy. Saturday's opposition, Preston, have seen their own playoff hopes take a knock after three defeats on the bounce, but are still capable of dealing another black eye to an Albion side who looked all at sea during the opening twenty minutes at Ashton Gate, to say nothing of the opening ninety at The Den. With the added spice that we're openly talking about pinching their manager, the stage is very much set for them to show up with a performance, not least because Alex Neil may see the game as something akin to a hands-on job interview. It seems an eternity now since the day in 2010 when Graham Dorrans produced the performance of his career - sadly, never replicated thereafter - to overcome North End at the Hawthorns and send Albion marching back towards the Premier League, but if we're to revive our hopes in these dying weeks of the season, someone in our ageing side is going to have to do a Dozza and step up when it counts.

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  Julian Assange
Posted by: WBA-Josh - 11-04-2019, 15:55 - Forum: Abstract Chat - Replies (4)

Asylum revoked by Ecuador, arrested by British police, further arrest made at police station on behalf of the USA, extradition request filed, charged by the Department of Justice for Conspiracy To Commit Computer Intrusion.

https://www.justice.gov/usao-edva/pr/wik...conspiracy

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