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There used to be the Home Internationals at the end of every season and the jocks used to win quite a bit. They sacked them in the 80's IIRC.

Always remember the Scottish fans snapping the goalposts at Wembley after Ray Clemence had let that goal through his legs. 2-0

Ah Seventies football a topic I probably know quite a lot about compared to music where I'm a bit rusty. The game in which Clemence let the ball through his legs was in 1976 at Hampden park that being the winning goal in a 2-1 win for Scotland. The posts were snapped in another 2-1 victory for Scotland in 1977 at Wembley.

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Ah Seventies football a topic I probably know quite a lot about compared to music where I'm a bit rusty. The game in which Clemence let the ball through his legs was in 1976 at Hampden park that being the winning goal in a 2-1 win for Scotland. The posts were snapped in another 2-1 victory for Scotland in 1977 at Wembley.

Ah, I thought it was the same game.

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He's Welsh. It includes to his stud fee.

;)

No need to bring sheep into it. ;)

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They'll be dancing in the streets of Malaysia tonight ...

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Are these £93 Million figures quoted about Gareth Bale true?

Yep, a Football club with massive debts (several hundred million Euros, apparently) in a bankrupt country has offered something close to that amount. Madness.

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Yep, a Football club with massive debts (several hundred million Euros, apparently) in a bankrupt country has offered something close to that amount. Madness.

Utterly ridiculous.

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Talking of Welsh Football, do Colwyn Bay (Conference North) ever play Rhyl (FAW) in friendlies?

I know it football politics, but it does seem Odd that Colwyn Bay, which is further west, is in an English League, and Rhyl opted for the Welsh League.

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Talking of Welsh Football, do Colwyn Bay (Conference North) ever play Rhyl (FAW) in friendlies?

I know it football politics, but it does seem Odd that Colwyn Bay, which is further west, is in an English League, and Rhyl opted for the Welsh League.

 

They may do.  Aber have played Newport County in friendlies since the days of schism.  They could all play in the FAW Premier Cup when that existed but the FA teams can't enter the Welsh Cup any more.

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League Cup Rd 2

QPR 0-2 The Mighty Swindon Town

Obviously Wembley bound, no stopping us now! :-)

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Would feel sorry for him if he got the job.

The England job is basically trying to control several massive egos who think they are better than they are, and have a nation expect you to get to the semi final stage of a major competition with a team which is probably not in the top 20 when it comes to technically gifted footballers. It's possibly the worst job in the world.

Apart from Beckham, the only ever technically gifted footballer England have ever had is Paul Scholes, he even stated that one of the reasons he retired was due to the amount of egos in the camp.

Anyways 93m for Gareth Bale according to numerous sources, I'm going to guess probably at around 2022 before fofootball implodes on itself and has to restructure everything.

 

I think the English are very realistic about England's chances.

 

I am not sure I have ever met an Englishman who thought England would win the world cup.  There are many who think they have a chance, just as Denmark did in 1992 and Greece in 2004, which is reasonable.

 

The last time England reached the semi's, it was held as a huge success.  When they reach the quarters, people are satisifed.  When they are out in the second round it is disappointing.  This is in-line with FIFA rankings, which is about as good a guide as there is.

 

The media get overly ebullient, but that is it,  I think the myth that England fans expect to win was born when it was a working class sport and middle class people sneered at England fans getting excited.

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I think the English are very realistic about England's chances.

 

I am not sure I have ever met an Englishman who thought England would win the world cup.  There are many who think they have a chance, just as Denmark did in 1992 and Greece in 2004, which is reasonable.

 

The last time England reached the semi's, it was held as a huge success.  When they reach the quarters, people are satisifed.  When they are out in the second round it is disappointing.  This is in-line with FIFA rankings, which is about as good a guide as there is.

 

The media get overly ebullient, but that is it,  I think the myth that England fans expect to win was born when it was a working class sport and middle class people sneered at England fans getting excited.

Good summary there.

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can there be any more pointless thing- year in year out than Celtics inclusion in the champions league?

 

Can there be any more pointless thing than your post?

 

And can there be any more predictable event than Celtic, year after year, proving their critics wrong when it comes to European football?

GIRUY!

 

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From the FA Cup final at the end of 2012/13 to the Extra Preliminary Round at the start of 2013/14, Wigan Robin Park, leading 2-1on the stroke of 90 minutes, lost 3-2 after 9 minutes of injury time.  Its funny watching teams at this level, at 2-2 there's no seeing the game out, its hell for leather to get a winner so you don't have to pay the other teams travel expenses in the event of a replay!

 

Pics.

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From the FA Cup final at the end of 2012/13 to the Extra Preliminary Round at the start of 2013/14, Wigan Robin Park, leading 2-1on the stroke of 90 minutes, lost 3-2 after 9 minutes of injury time.  Its funny watching teams at this level, at 2-2 there's no seeing the game out, its hell for leather to get a winner so you don't have to pay the other teams travel expenses in the event of a replay!

 

Pics.

Great photos. I used to really enjoy this stage of "The Road To Wembley", although it did seem weird to be watching the FA Cup in August: at Rochdale involvement in the competition was usually confined to the month of November.

One match I do remember from the early 80s was Rossendale United (now sadly defunct) v Chorley. The FA had just introduced the automatic red card for a professional foul by the last defender on an attacker in a scoring position. Chorley's goalie committed the foul and was duly sent off. Whether the Chorley fans didn't know about the new ruling I don't know, but they were furious - there was an actual pitch invasion by some of the fans (well, two or three of them).

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Whilst I appreciate it'll never be a problem for me in any subsequent seasons, this watching your team in Europe lark is hard work!

 

Wigans initial allocation of 1500 tickets for next weeks match in Brugge sold out in 2 hours, a further 2000 tickets have now been allocated, but before you can buy one seemingly you need to provide the club with travel and accomodation details at the request of the police.

 

Seems a crazy way of doing things, if you end up not getting a ticket but have travel booked are you not more likely to be wondering the bars of Brugge living up to the football fan sterotype?

 

Only other alternative seems to be booking on a coach leaving Wigan at 1am Thursday, going straight the game, then departing to arrive back in Wigan 8am Friday, that'll be fun!

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I see Sheffield United are the latest team to be taken over by a Saudi millionaire.

As people keep pointing out, in football its all about matters on the pitch that decide who win or lose and not affected by money.

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Wales has put two goalkeepers on the bench for tonight's game !

  :fool:

 

I can only assume that Boaz Myhill is going to chin one of Serbians early doors.

B)

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Whilst I appreciate it'll never be a problem for me in any subsequent seasons, this watching your team in Europe lark is hard work!

 

Wigans initial allocation of 1500 tickets for next weeks match in Brugge sold out in 2 hours, a further 2000 tickets have now been allocated, but before you can buy one seemingly you need to provide the club with travel and accomodation details at the request of the police.

 

Seems a crazy way of doing things, if you end up not getting a ticket but have travel booked are you not more likely to be wondering the bars of Brugge living up to the football fan sterotype?

 

Only other alternative seems to be booking on a coach leaving Wigan at 1am Thursday, going straight the game, then departing to arrive back in Wigan 8am Friday, that'll be fun!

Try being a St Johnstone fan! Last season we drew Eskisehirspor from Turkey in the Europa League and a couple of hundred Saintees went to the away leg. They were treated with great respect and hospitality by the town and football club, which was reciprocated when their fans visited Perth for the 2nd leg. Many friendships were forged between fans, and the two clubs have cemented their new relationship by wearing each other's kit design as their away strip this season.

This season the Saints drew the (relatively) mighty Rosenborg, and again both sets of fans had a great time visiting each other's cities (even if the beer over there was expensive.

Having won the tie the next round was against FC Minsk of Belarus - the authorities wouldn't let anybody have visas. They wouldn't even let the club use the nearest airport - as it shut for the day at 2pm!

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Try being a St Johnstone fan! Last season we drew Eskisehirspor from Turkey in the Europa League and a couple of hundred Saintees went to the away leg. They were treated with great respect and hospitality by the town and football club, which was reciprocated when their fans visited Perth for the 2nd leg. Many friendships were forged between fans, and the two clubs have cemented their new relationship by wearing each other's kit design as their away strip this season.

This season the Saints drew the (relatively) mighty Rosenborg, and again both sets of fans had a great time visiting each other's cities (even if the beer over there was expensive.

Having won the tie the next round was against FC Minsk of Belarus - the authorities wouldn't let anybody have visas. They wouldn't even let the club use the nearest airport - as it shut for the day at 2pm!

Seems to compound the behaviour before its started, seems daft.

 

I work with a guy who's girl friend is from Belarus, they have all sorts of fun and games getting in and out.  We've been quite lucky with the draw, Belgium, Russia and Slovenia, although I think the 2500 mile round trip to Russia will put a few people off.

 

St Johnson fans seem to have it right, I just hope the minority of young idiots that pop up from time to time at Wigan don't ruin it for the rest of us, should, hopefully be a good atmosphere.

 

As an aside the other team from Wigan take on Bacup and Rossendale tonight, not sure how much of Rossendale is left in that merger given they play in Bacup, sad to see Rossendale go.

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Seems to compound the behaviour before its started, seems daft.

 

I work with a guy who's girl friend is from Belarus, they have all sorts of fun and games getting in and out.  We've been quite lucky with the draw, Belgium, Russia and Slovenia, although I think the 2500 mile round trip to Russia will put a few people off.

 

St Johnson fans seem to have it right, I just hope the minority of young idiots that pop up from time to time at Wigan don't ruin it for the rest of us, should, hopefully be a good atmosphere.

 

As an aside the other team from Wigan take on Bacup and Rossendale tonight, not sure how much of Rossendale is left in that merger given they play in Bacup, sad to see Rossendale go.

 

Have they merged? I didn't know about that, and it is a shame that United have gone. I hope, at least, that the merged club becomes stronger. I suppose it depends on how many fans are willing to transfer their allegiance.

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