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  1. 9 minutes ago, graveyard johnny said:

    I thought Cameron Norrie played for souths? looking at his stats hes about as British as a Chinese burn on an Eskimos backside 

    I think you should be this forums nationality Zhar , if we have any doubt about any ones nationality , then you should decide 🤣

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  2. 1 minute ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

    Certainly Sean Bean was at the Battle of Vitoria but he was just one of 90,000 coalition troops that were definitely commanded by Wellington, trust me I've checked in the book, Sharpe's Honour, and everything. 😊

    Never mind the book , I've seen it on TV , Sharpe was captured by the French , he escaped , ran to the front line , steadied the line , swished his sword about and the French were defeated 🤣

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  3. 7 hours ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

    On this day in 1813, the Duke of Wellington's coalition forces defeats the army of Joseph Bonapatre at the Battle of Vitoria, which would turn out to be the decisive battle of the Peninsular War. 

    On this day in 1919, Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttles the German fleet at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands. The nine sailors that died are the last casualties of the First World War. 

    I thought that was Sean Bean not Wellington .

  4. 23 minutes ago, RayCee said:

    At least it will mean the end of Gareth Southgate being in charge. 

    I think we should appoint a high profile foreign coach , never mind the cost , just give him what he wants , its bound to bring success .

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  5. 59 minutes ago, RayCee said:

    I'm sorry I don't always answer as quickly as I'd like but being the other side of the world means I'm often asleep while someone makes a comment about something I've posted..

    From the 1960/61 season, points for the League are 6,3,2,1. FA Cup 4,2. League Cup 3,1. That's 22 points in total per season. European comps has a similar system. Rochdale were the losing side in the 1962 League Cup final. Oldham and Tranmere the same but in 1976 and 1990. Rotherham 1961 and Bradford 2013. Oxford United won it in 1986. The league Cup has given some clubs the chance for a finals appearance which is surely prized by those clubs. 

    Didn't you fancy doing it from 1889 onwards 😂

  6. 22 hours ago, Sidi Fidi Gold said:

    At ding donger of a match in the National League play offs with Grimsby winning 5 - 4 at Wrexham after ET . Grimsby are now through to the final and will play either Solihull Moor or Chesterfield .

    So its Grimsby v Solihull moors for a place in the Football League

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  7. 7 hours ago, RayCee said:

    Which region is the best for Football in England over the past 60 odd years? Putting some points for top results on the local scene and in European competition:

    Rk Club Tot UK Area Pts
    1 Liverpool F.C. 310 219 N West 799
    2 Manchester U 273 216 46.6  
    5 Manchester C 114 102  
    8 Everton F.C. 67 63
    17 Blackburn  13 13
    24 Burnley F.C. 10 10
    32 Wigan Athletic 5 5
    40 Preston N E 2 2
    42 Bolton Wander 2 2
    46 Rochdale A.F.C. 1 1
    47 Oldham Athletic 1 1
    48 Tranmere Rov 1 1
    3 Chelsea F.C. 178 127 London 506
    4 Arsenal F.C. 173 145 29.5  
    6 Tottenham HS 104 78  
    14 West Ham Utd 25 18
    25 Queens Park R 9 9
    30 Crystal Palace 6 6
    34 Fulham F.C. 5 2
    31 Wimbledon 4 4
    43 Milwall F.C. 2 2
    9 Nottingham For 53 36 Midland 188
    10 Aston Villa 45 37 11.0  
    12 Leicester City 28 28  
    15 Derby County 18 16
    18 West Bromwich 12 12
    19 Wolverhampton 12 9
    23 Birmingham City 10 7
    29 Stoke City 6 6
    33 Coventry City 4 4
    7 Leeds United 79 56 N East 139
    13 Newcastle Utd 25 18 8.1  
    16 Sheffield Wed 13 13  
    22 Middlesborough 10 7
    26 Sunderland 8 8
    44 Hull City 2 2
    45 Rotherham Utd 1 1
    49 Bradford City 1 1
    11 Ipswich Town 30 24 East 52
    20 Norwich City 11 11 3.0  
    27 Watford F.C. 7 7  
    35 Luton Town 4 4
    21 Southampton 11 11 South 25
    28 Portsmouth F.C. 6 6 1.5  
    36 Swindon Town 3 3  
    37 Oxford United 3 3
    41 Brighton & Hove 2 2
    38 Cardiff City 3 3 Wales 6
    39 Swansea City 3 3 0.3  
        1715 1364   1715

    How are points awarded ? I take it that Rochdale , Oldham , Tranmere , Rotherham and Bradford are awarded 1 point each for reaching the League Cup final .

  8. Gerrard will want to finish as high as possible in the table , Villa are currently 14th , a win tonight could take them up to 11th , Villa will go all out for a win tonight and only then concentrate on the Man City match , unfortunately , I think Burnley will get something from tonight's match , whether that's a win or a draw .

  9. 21 minutes ago, Josef K said:

    The Forest/Sheff U game is a cracker, what a comeback by the blades. 

    Forest should have been out of sight , by half time in the first leg , but tonight , Sheff Utd look like a totally different team ,

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  10. 6 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

    Yes - this would be c.1987. 1988 at a push.

    I've just checked and their average this season is their highest for 20 years.

    Yes about then . Going slightly off topic , when Man City left Maine Road , weren't Stockport interested in taking over the stadium .

  11. 7 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

    It is incredible the increase in support that so many clubs are seeing across the board. I have a memory of going to see Stockport 'back in the day' and there being well under 3,000 there for a Football League match.

    I can remember back in the mid to late 80s . before they went on their good run to the second tier , anything over 2500 would be a good crowd .

  12. On 02/05/2022 at 14:24, voteronniegibbs said:

    Next doors House Martins have been evicted from their usual nest box. A family of starlings have gone in and their young uns are screeching away. 

    We used to have lots of Swifts nesting where I live , then the local housing association put all new roofs on the houses and removed all their nest sites , so the Swifts went away , but then we got House Martins nesting , which we'd never had before .

  13. 16 hours ago, John Drake said:

    Matt Smith is my favourite of the 'new era' Doctors. 

    I wear a Fez now. Fezzes are cool. 

    Get some funny looks in the LPL office though... 😄

    I loved Matt Smith as the Doctor , it took about 20 minutes of his first episode to win me over , where as my favourite Doctor , Peter Capaldi , it took about 5 or 6 episodes

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  14. 16 hours ago, John Drake said:

    Looks a good choice to me. 

    I hope he gets a fair go at it.

    Great how they kept it a secret too. Despite him having got the role in February, I haven't seen his name linked to the show anywhere in advance of the official announcement yesterday.

    There was a quote from RTD , that of all the rumours going around , about who was playing the next Doctor , that some of them were actually started by him , but not the James Corden one 😂

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  15. 13 hours ago, John Drake said:

    That thing where you watch something on the telly and really enjoy it, then go online afterwards to discover a bunch of other people moaning about how ###### it was.

    People who can't even compose an interesting tweet sitting in judgement on the professional writing of 45 minutes of modern television.

    That's my experience of any new episode of Doctor Who nowadays.

    It goes without saying that I will always enjoy a new episode of Doctor Who.

    I sit down to watch it with that as my intention. Always have, always will. There isn't a single episode that I have seen, from the original series through to the modern day one, that doesn't have something to recommend it, in my view. That's why it is my favourite show.

    It doesn't mean every episode is a stone cold classic, or that there aren't some I rewatch more than others, or that Genesis of the Daleks is on a par with Time and the Rani. But I genuinely appreciate every actor who has played the part, every writer who has written for it and every part of the production team that has put it on screen.

    I feel sorry for those who watch something they claim to love, and then spend all their time pulling it to bits.

    If the internet had existed in 1963. Doctor Who wouldn't have lasted longer than its original 13 episode run.

    "Yeah, I liked the first one, quite good, but then three weeks of stone age men wittering on about fire and the lead actors fluffing their lines, no thanks, boring and amateurish, I gave up on it, the test card would be more thrilling..."

    Meanwhile, nearly SIXTY (count 'em) years later, Doctor Who is still on air, still pushing boundaries, still throwing out glorious little surprises to those who have stuck with it, such as the trailer at the end of the latest episode heralding the return of two much loved characters (no spoilers) in the regeneration special marking the Beeb's 100th birthday later this year.

    I can't wait to see what happens next!

    While it wasn't a classic episode , it was an entertaining 50 minutes and as for the trailer , Wow ! those were two nice surprises to look forward to , and I'm equally looking forward to the surprises that haven't been revealed yet , because there's no way that they've shown their full hand six months out from the airing .

  16. 7 minutes ago, EagleEyePie said:

    I see Burnley have sacked Sean Dyche. Seems like a decision based entirely on the hope that a new manager might produce a brief upturn in form for the next 8 games. It might pay off, as sometimes managerial changes lead to a short run of improved form before things return to normal. Hard to see long term how a manager could do more at Burnley than Dyche when the board don't give the manager much money to work with by Premier League standards.

    Madness , with the squad Burnley have got , they are only set up to play one way , so if Dyche can't get them out of it , then nobody can .

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