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Title: Football
Post by: Bellringer on September 14, 2010, 04:01:53 PM
A short item in the Daily Post says that on this day in 1891 the first penalty kick in an English League football game was taken by Heath of Wolverhampton Wanderers against Accrington Stanley. Previously an infringement resulted only in a free kick for the wronged side.

Pity it did not add whether he was successful with the kick!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bellringer on October 22, 2010, 04:52:02 PM
So Wayne Rooney has now signed a new 5 year contract to stay at Man Utd.

I wonder what made him change his mind after all that has gone on and been said this week. Some people don't seem to know how well-off they are, especially top footballers.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: TheMedz on October 22, 2010, 05:33:18 PM
Now that Ronaldo has gone to Real Madrid I think the Man U company accounts, when they next  appear,  may just show one single player who's wages are clearly far in excess of all the others and significantly more than they were before he signed the new contract. I bet Everton are really naffed off. I think I read they were due to collect 25% of the difference between what United bought him for and the price they would have sold him at.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on October 24, 2010, 03:18:42 PM
It was reported in the Daily Mirror that Wayne Rooney's wages plus his image rights for Man Utd   ???   come to £1 million per month!    :o
It's just obscene the amount that they get.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bellringer on October 24, 2010, 06:40:07 PM
And they managed to beat Stoke today 2-1 WITHOUT Rooney!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on October 25, 2010, 10:51:29 AM
With a little help from the ref again!  No wonder Neville and Ferguson were smiling when Gary Neville was substituted. :rage:
Title: Re: Football
Post by: TheMedz on October 26, 2010, 05:23:34 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11626050 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11626050)

It's time to get the black arms bands (eight of them I suppose) out.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on October 31, 2010, 09:35:10 AM
The ref has helped Man Utd again at Old Trafford for their second goal.  Nani handled the ball when he fell down and later got up and put the ball in the net because the ref hadn't blown his whistle and had let the play continue. ???
After the ref allowed the goal why didn't he book Nani for a deliberate handball?
Spurs must be a little bit miffed at the home town decisions at Old Trafford, they scored there a few years ago but the Utd goalkeeper Caroll scooped the ball back into play when it had gone a yard over the line.  The goal wasn't awarded then although it was obvious to every one else that it had crossed the line!      :rage:
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Paddy on October 31, 2010, 01:51:32 PM
Being a Bolton fan I think it would be inappropriate for me to get involved in any discussion abut football! I'm out.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: TheMedz on October 31, 2010, 06:18:24 PM
A kindred spirit Paddy. Pity about the result against Liverpool but I'd say our current league position is just about par or slightly better that I was expecting.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Yorkie on December 02, 2010, 05:45:20 PM
I for one am not the least bit upset about England not getting the vote to hold the World Cup in the UK.   

No doubt others will be disappointed.  My commiserations!
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Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on December 02, 2010, 06:32:12 PM
I think Dave R might well be in full agreement with you on this issue...  ZXZ
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bellringer on December 02, 2010, 07:23:21 PM
Well I for one am disappointed, and the main reason is that although the England bid was described as the best presentation technically by a lot of commentators (both English and foreign), how did it only manage to attract two votes out of 22 and one of those votes was by the UK executive committee representative,

I shall not comment further at this stage but wait for all the fall-out and the inquest when no doubt amongst other things, we shall find out exactly who the 22 are and how they voted. The whole FIFA organisation needs an over-haul and certainly needs to show more transparency to say the least.

However, congratulations to Russia on their success, I'm sure they will do a good job and especially with the Chelsea benefactor in their camp.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Yorkie on December 02, 2010, 07:56:41 PM
The thing is - we only heard the "good" publicity abouit the English bid and criticism of the rest.   Maybe if we had heard exactly what the foreign press had said ourselves, instead of it being second hand, the story may well have been different.  Our lot were a bit too confident as they always are and cry foul if they lose!  We don'tneed an inquest - lets just get on with life.     Z**

Maybe one reason why I have no interest in Football since I followed Barking Town as a kid!     ZXZ
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bellringer on December 06, 2010, 03:46:28 PM
So the Newcastle Utd owner Mike Ashley has angered lots of the fans by firing manager Chris Hughton. It was Hughton who led them to a runaway promotion from the Championship league last season and the club were not doing unreasonably in the Premier this time although they were beaten at the weekend. 'Chopping and changing' seldom works and there is a lot to be said for stability in these matters. I wonder what odds you could get now for relegation!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bellringer on December 15, 2010, 09:54:23 PM
And now Sam Allardice, the Blackburn Rovers' has been given the "push". No 'jobs for life' these days is there?

Newcastle 'fired' Chris Hughton so that they could get a more 'experienced' manager in, so they got Alan Pardew. Who? I hear you say! Quite!

So bearing that in mind Wales appoint Gary Speed as their new manager - he's been the manager of Sheffield Utd for 4 months and Sheffield Utd are at the bottom end of the Championship table. So how long will he last I wonder. $wales
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Paddy on December 17, 2010, 12:55:53 AM
On the plus side, he's lost fewer matches than Alex Ferguson!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bellringer on December 17, 2010, 10:31:57 AM
Yes nice one! and at this stage I have no option but to agree with what you say.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on January 02, 2011, 05:44:58 PM
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With a little help from the ref again!  No wonder Neville and Ferguson were smiling when Gary Neville was substituted. :rage:

It happened again yesterday!  Neville chopped the West Brom player in the penalty box so it should have been an automatic penalty and a red card for Neville but nothing was given,   :rage:
I suppose even if West Brom had had a penalty they would have missed the goal anyway    :o
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bellringer on January 08, 2011, 11:21:17 AM
Liverpool give manager Roy Hodgson the 'push' - officially he has left by mutual consent!!

Kenny Dalglish, former Liverpool player and manager, takes charge until the end of the season. Many Liverpool fans regard Dalglish as a 'legend', a word I think is drastically over used these days. He may have been a good player for them but I think they have short memories when it comes to his spell as manager - he was fairly successful but did not that end by 'mutual consent' as well or him walking away??

I recall now that he left to take a break from football but within 8 months he surprised a lot of people by becoming the manager of Blackburn.


Meanwhile Man City announce they have signed Dzeko from the German league for £27m  -  YES TWENTY SEVEN MILLION POUNDS!!

HOW RIDICULOUS CAN THINGS GET??  
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Yorkie on January 08, 2011, 12:17:18 PM
No more ridiculous that Football has already proved itself to be!   Z**

Who is paying?  The Fans with extortionate ticket prices and pay to view on TV!    ZXZ
Title: Re: Football
Post by: TheMedz on February 24, 2011, 07:42:19 AM
Now that's what I call cheating.
GOLZAP - Autoagresión (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsEbf-o83fc#ws)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on February 24, 2011, 03:59:08 PM
Looks like a racially motivated attack to me.  ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on February 24, 2011, 10:46:49 PM
Surely the guy in red has to be banned for life???

Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on May 01, 2011, 01:11:10 PM
This will guarantee me a few enemies! For my sins I am a Manchester United and David Beckham fan. I was lucky enough to see Beckham play his last UK match. He was playing for AC Milan against Man Utd at Old Trafford and this was the last match he played before the bad injury in Milan.
He was given a fantastic ovation. The crowd had rather more women in it than normal. The lady sitting behind me said, "God, don't you just love him!" I agree!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on May 04, 2011, 06:59:02 PM
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This will guarantee me a few enemies! For my sins I am a Manchester United and David Beckham fan. I was lucky enough to see Beckham play his last UK match. He was playing for AC Milan against Man Utd at Old Trafford and this was the last match he played before the bad injury in Milan.
He was given a fantastic ovation. The crowd had rather more women in it than normal. The lady sitting behind me said, "God, don't you just love him!" I agree!

Is that the Stretford End behind the goal?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on May 04, 2011, 07:48:52 PM
Yes, I was sat at the opposite end.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on May 04, 2011, 08:15:38 PM
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Yes, I was sat at the opposite end.

Ah, looks like you were sat in what used to be the Scoreboard Paddock terrace, which was opposite that corner flag.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on May 08, 2011, 03:07:01 AM
As an aside......

"Bend it like Beckham"  :laugh:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/05/beckham-involved-in-torrance-car-crash.html (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/05/beckham-involved-in-torrance-car-crash.html)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on May 28, 2011, 04:43:07 PM
Is there anyone out there hoping Man Utd can beat Barcelona tonight or am I the only Man Utd supporter in North Wales?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on May 28, 2011, 05:17:47 PM
Little me or else Z@@
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on May 28, 2011, 06:29:04 PM
I won't come near the 1984 classic at Old Trafford.

I was in the Scoreboard Paddock that night - just under 60,000 reds and a handful of Barcelona.

Have not seen an atmosphere like that at OT before or since.

1984 Cup Winners Cup - Manchester United vs Barcelona (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kZLs7B7peI#)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on May 29, 2011, 12:54:43 AM
Manchester United - 1 Barcelona - 3

United were out-classed by all accounts.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on May 29, 2011, 05:15:06 PM
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Manchester United - 1 Barcelona - 3

United were out-classed by all accounts.

Just out classed completely.   I did support Man Utd in the 50's and 60's and saw some cracking games against Real Madrid and Estudiantes (what a fight) but the attitude of the club to the spectators put me off going.  I used to sit in the old stand by the half way line and the last price I can remember paying for a seat was equivalent to 25p nowadays so it shows you how long it is since I went there.
Families could go in those days but not any more because of the prices.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on May 29, 2011, 06:11:29 PM
Those were the days when they actually had players from the local area - Brian Kidd & Nobby Stiles from Collyhurst, Eddie Coleman from Salford etc and all the foreign players were either from Scotland, Ireland or Wales.

Theatre of Dreams? So named because people fall asleep there?

Old Trafford seems to have more tiers than a wedding cake nowadays.  :roll:

What used to be the working mans game is all commercialized now.

 
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on May 29, 2011, 08:22:25 PM
I was at Old Trafford today, for the League One play off final...

Programmes were £6,   food and drink was outrageously priced... and the queing was chronic.

When a fight broke out in the crowd, near the end of the match, a Steward stepped in whilst others looked on ... and as the crowd turned on HIM, I witnessed the Police do absolutely nothing!     Other stewards eventually swarmed in, but not before he had taken a hiding, and the fight spread.

But at least 8 police officers in the same block, continued to do absolutely nothing.

...and yes, my team lost.   
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on May 29, 2011, 08:42:28 PM
O'h dear Fester. I am so sorry that your team lost and horrified that you saw fighting at Old Trafford.
I usually go on my own to the Man Utd home matches and at first I must admit I was a bit nervous but having been several times now and seen 70.000 + fans file out in orderly polite fashion had made me more confident.


In reply to Hugo and Trojan the tickets are now between about £35 and £45 per game. I pay £25 a year for a membership which gives you £5 off each ticket and entry to the ballot if required.

I only got interested in football in 1999 so I am ignorant about the good old days.
 
 In 1999 I was on a bus from Nice airport in to the city centre. There was a group of Man Utd fans on the bus. They were really amusing and asked me which stop was best for the station. They were going to catch a train to Marseille for a Champions League match.
I thought there must be something in this football lark and subsequently got hooked!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on May 29, 2011, 09:03:04 PM
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...and yes, my team lost.
Peterborough United - 3 Huddersfield Town - 0  :laugh:
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on May 29, 2011, 09:06:00 PM
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O'h dear Fester. I am so sorry that your team lost and horrified that you saw fighting at Old Trafford.

I'm horrified too.  :o
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Scott on May 29, 2011, 09:24:12 PM
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I was at Old Trafford today, for the League One play off final...

Programmes were £6,   food and drink was outrageously priced... and the queing was chronic.

When a fight broke out in the crowd, near the end of the match, a Steward stepped in whilst others looked on ... and as the crowd turned on HIM, I witnessed the Police do absolutely nothing!     Other stewards eventually swarmed in, but not before he had taken a hiding, and the fight spread.

But at least 8 police officers in the same block, continued to do absolutely nothing.

...and yes, my team lost.   
Er Fester you went to a football match at Old Trafford and seem appalled at £6 for a programme (isn't that quite cheap..try buying one at a Bon Jovi concert) expensive food (why does that bother you...it's food!! L0L) and surely you would expect chronic queuing in such an environment.
 If the police had got involved with the fight you would have probably said they were at fault for being heavy handed especially if they pulled their batons or some other some reason. (they are only human beings with a uniform after all.) Obviously the stewards are just as capable of dealing with the situation ( except without the powers of arrest).
Have you spent too much time sitting in your kiosk all alone...there's a big real world out there!! _))* _))*
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on May 29, 2011, 10:02:35 PM
Having reflected on this, perhaps the prices and queuing were no better or worse than any other major venue.

I have also seen lots of fights at football matches over the years.

BUT... Stewards, (annoying though they may be at times) are poorly trained and on minimum wage.
I do not expect them to wade in to fights, or to take a pasting themselves.

I DO expect well-paid, well protected and well trained Police officers to do something about a serious public order offence.
Especially as serious harm was being done...   I am not exaggerating when I say they just stood close by and made no effort to assist whatsoever.

I am not anti-police, never have been..(never will be) ... and I have several family members in the force.  But I have to be honest about what I witnessed today. 
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on May 29, 2011, 10:24:15 PM
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 I am not exaggerating when I say they just stood close by and made no effort to assist whatsoever.

I am not anti-police, never have been..(never will be) ... and I have several family members in the force.  But I have to be honest about what I witnessed today. 

Why? Because it was Greater Manchester Police and Peterborough and Huddersfield fans were "out-of-towners"

You could always expect rougher treatment from, say, "The Old Bill" down in London or "The Bizzies" in Liverpool simply because you were on "their turf"

Most are football fans wearing a uniform.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on May 29, 2011, 10:24:59 PM
Fester, I have had a season ticket at OT for over 20 years and I have never seen a fight either inside or outside the ground.

As for everything else, well you will have to accept that the FA probably hired the venue, stewards and also sold their own programmes.

Just count yourself lucky Huddersfield Town did not play at Wembley last night where tickets behind the goal where £300, £225, £150 and £80.

The match programme was £10 and a packet of crisps and a cup of tea were both £2.20 each.

In a few weeks time, me and the missus are going to the MEN to watch Neil Diamond and the tickets are £75 each plus a service charge of £8.25 each.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on May 29, 2011, 10:37:42 PM
Bri... those responsible for the fighting were Huddersfield Fans, and I'm ashamed to say it...

But it was pretty extreme stuff,  people were getting badly hurt, and it went on for a long time.

More interesting than the game actually.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DaveR on May 29, 2011, 10:44:28 PM
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people were getting badly hurt, and it went on for a long time.

Reminds me of Bash At The Beach 1999  :laugh:
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on May 29, 2011, 10:49:43 PM
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Fester, I have had a season ticket at OT for over 20 years and I have never seen a fight either inside or outside the ground.

Because, being a home supporter you are able to leave when the final whistle blows.

Do they still keep away fans behind, locked-in until the majority of home fans have dispersed?

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on May 29, 2011, 10:53:20 PM
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More interesting than the game actually.

 *&(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: TheMedz on May 29, 2011, 10:58:36 PM
I have to say that I was involved in a physical assault  at Old Trafford. I had borrowed a couple of season tickets in the main stand (not too far from the dugout and Sir Alex) from a friend and season ticket holder who was away on holiday and said I could use them for the match against my team Bolton. I took my son (a Liverpool supporter) to share in the experience and unfortunately we scored first. The physical violence was from my son  elbowing me  and trying to hold me down from standing up and cheering the goal. We lost 5-1 in the end but with Bolton you've got to celebrate when you can.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on May 29, 2011, 11:01:52 PM
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people were getting badly hurt, and it went on for a long time.

Reminds me of Bash At The Beach 1999  :laugh:

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on May 29, 2011, 11:03:14 PM
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I have to say that I was involved in a physical assault  at Old Trafford. I had borrowed a couple of season tickets in the main stand (not too far from the dugout and Sir Alex) from a friend and season ticket holder who was away on holiday and said I could use them for the match against my team Bolton. I took my son (a Liverpool supporter) to share in the experience and unfortunately we scored first. The physical violence was from my son  elbowing me  and trying to hold me down from standing up and cheering the goal. We lost 5-1 in the end but with Bolton you've got to celebrate when you can.

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on May 29, 2011, 11:04:29 PM
Did you go to Old Trafford in the 1980's Bri?  ;D

1985 - manchester united {Red Army} vs whest ham {ICF} (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz8gE5ivyVg#)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on May 30, 2011, 12:27:14 AM
* Contrary to what Andy Swallow (I'm sure it was him) said. The ICF obtained absolutely no "result" in Manchester that day*
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on May 30, 2011, 03:40:59 AM
Well what 'd ' ya know, it appears it was Mr Swallow. He appears to be the Vice Chairman of Grays Athletic FC now.

How times change. (and not a grey hair in his head  :D)

Andy Swallow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxhpquGZQw4#ws)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: dwsi on May 30, 2011, 01:57:56 PM
Changing the subject a bit
Good luck to Swansea in the Championship play-off final today. C'mon the Swans!!  $walesflag$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on May 30, 2011, 02:24:41 PM
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Did you go to Old Trafford in the 1980's Bri?  ;

Yes, with the gentleman who used to take you there and back in a blue minibus in the early eighties.  ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bellringer on May 30, 2011, 10:17:49 PM
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Changing the subject a bit
Good luck to Swansea in the Championship play-off final today. C'mon the Swans!!  $walesflag$

And didn't they do well - won 4 - 2 (Scott Sinclair got a hat-trick including two penalties) - so off to the Premier League now.

Cardiff have 'parted company' with their manager Dave Jones because they 'didn't make it'.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on May 31, 2011, 11:35:39 AM
In the old days when I was a Man Utd fan I've got a photo of the Man Utd players Tommy Taylor, Roger Byrne etc when they stayed at the Towers Hotel in Trinity Square.
Dennis Pearson owned the Hotel and as he was a Leader in the Boys Brigade when I was there,  so it helped me to get the photo.
Unfortunately I can't seem to find the photo now, but can you imagine the modern day Prima Donnas staying there?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on May 31, 2011, 12:56:32 PM
Hugo, a few years ago I met an elderly gentleman in the waiting room of the doctors’ surgery when it was down at South Parade.

He told me he had given a photograph of Duncan Edwards and a few other Busby Babes standing on Llandudno Pier in the fifties and he had given it to Dr Emmett, where it took pride of place on the GP’s wall for quite some time.

I still have many autographs of the United Team including matt Busby which I got in the changing room of Maesdu Golf Club in 1963 before Bobby Charlon told me to leave.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on June 01, 2011, 03:33:04 PM
That must have been the same year Bri because I remember them going to Maesdu too.   I'm afraid that I didn't see the team play live until after the air crash.  My father took me to see Utd at home v WBA  and Maurice Setters was in the WBA side (He was a dirty b******)  but Utd signed him up not long after that.
When Setters joined Utd, I was just outside the ground and I can remember his exact words to me when he saw me.
"F*** Off"   he said,  but after all I was sitting on the bonnet of his Renault Dauphin car.     ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on June 01, 2011, 04:02:24 PM
It was the 1963-64 season, Hugo, because I wrote the year on my school exercise book.

On the way home from JBGS, the Crosville bus stopped at the bus stop by the hospital and three of us jumped off when we saw them all on the golf course.

Mr Charlton was much more polite than that to me, Hugo.

Mind you I was only being a nuisance in the changing rooms and I did not sit on his car.

Funny how in 2003, I was invited as a top table guest to the Palace Hotel in Manchester for a luncheon to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the team winning the European Cup.

That day, the majority of the winning team were on my table.

I got all their autographs and a great many special photos as well.




Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on June 01, 2011, 04:18:28 PM
Thank you Bri Roberts and Hugo for sharing those amazing memories of Man Utd. It is much appreciated from a novice supporter!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on June 01, 2011, 10:08:35 PM
The year that I was thinking about was prior to the air crash in 1958 so they must have come down to Llandudno more than once.
I saw Utd in the Cup Final in 1963 when they beat Leicester 3-1 and got the tickets through my Uncle who was a groundsman there. Wonderful experience.
That experience that you had in the Palace Hotel in Manchester was incredible and I bet that you can remember it quite clearly. Fantastic memories Bri
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bellringer on June 02, 2011, 04:25:22 PM
Re the Fifa debacle.

So Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland did not back England and Scotland's stance to have the presidential election postponed and along with 183 other countries, voted Blatter a 4th four year term.

Well, who thinks Blatter is now going to change and make FIFA a transparent and better organisation (sorry, family), as he says he will??  Certainly not me.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on June 06, 2011, 05:55:38 AM
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Did you go to Old Trafford in the 1980's Bri?  ;

Yes, with the gentleman who used to take you there and back in a blue minibus in the early eighties.  ;)

Ah, the minibus was primarily for mid-week evening games.

There were three coaches traveling from the area in the eighties - Norman Owen's from Llandudno, Eddie Mansell's from Abergele and Bill Griffith's from Colwyn Bay.

There was quite a coach load on the Llandudno coach which departed from the Carlton at around 10:30am: Norman Owen  :) Big Lee from Abergele  :) Steve "Hendricks" Byrne  :) Daz Twitchett  :) George Ollerton  :) Dave "Chunks" Williams  :) John Gregory  :) Dave Pierce  :) Dave Farr from Junction  :) Glyn Morris  :) "Toffo"  :) "Chunky"  :) Ian Gadd  :) Kevin Higgins  :) Tony Elliott  :) The Elliott twins, Gary & Terry  :) Nicky Caroll  :) Bob Jones  :) Robert Jones  :) Shaun "Saucy" McSorely  :) Steve "Rico"  :) Ray Brassington & Sons  :) Matt "Bianco" Stewart  :) John "Weasel" Breeze  :) Steve Caine  :) Alfie Roberts  :) Brian Roberts  :) Ben Casey  :) "Beef"  :) Ron Atherton Jnr  :) Marcus Walker  :) Mike Morris  :) Ralph Morris  :) Chris "Crunch" Hughes from Bill's coach  :) and Russell Redpath from Eddie's coach  :) to name but a few.

We would normally buy cans for the journey from Victoria Wines in Vaughan St  Z** before making our way to the Carlton to board the coach. Extra passengers would be picked-up along the way in the Junction, The Bay, Rhyl, Flint and Bagillt before our customary stop for lunch  Z** at the Ferry in Queensferry.

We would arrive in Manchester around 1:30pm - 2:00pm in plenty of time for a few jars  Z** in the Dog & Partridge, before grabbing a burger from the American Burger stand.

Then at around 2:45pm we would be Walking down the Warwick Road.....to see Matt Busby's Aces!

Around 7:00pm dropped off at the Links  Z** before going home to get changed.

We would then meet back in town  Z** then maybe, just maybe get a taxi to the Old Hall  Z**











  
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DaveR on June 11, 2011, 03:37:37 PM
Colwyn Bay FC have been rocked by the shock decision of the Cartwright family, who have run the club since 2007, to step down just weeks after the Seagulls won promotion to the Blue Square Bet North.

It follows a stormy club AGM last Monday and chairman Geoff Cartwright announced that after considerable reflection and with much regret, he and his two sons, managing director Darren Cartwright and Matchday Operations Director Martin Cartwright, have decided to step down from the board.

All three are directors of The Bay Management Team Ltd (TBMT) which has run the club on behalf of Colwyn Bay Football Club Ltd.

In a statement they said that the current relationship with some of the club's existing directors, who were re-elected by shareholders at the AGM, was: "no longer a tenable or workable prospect, mainly stemming from an apparent lack of shared vision and trust."

Geoff Cartwright performs his last duty as chairman by attending Saturday's Blue Square Conference AGM at the Celtic Manor, with his resignation effective from tomorrow (Sunday).

That leaves the club needing to appoint a new chairman with the new season, which presents a huge new financial challenge for the club, only nine weeks away.

Club President Roger Skinner said the news had come as "a complete shock". He added: "The remaining board members will now have to meet to discuss where we go from here."

Player-manager Dave Challinor said: "The timing of this is obviously not ideal and hopefully things will get sorted out sooner rather than later in terms of moving the club forward."

The North Wales-based Cartwrights, as TBMT Ltd, took over the management and operation of Colwyn Bay Football Club in 2007, with the support of shareholders, after an appeal for boardroom support, and they implemented a five year plan aimed at achieving Conference level football for the club within five years.

Back to back promotions in 2009/10 and 2010/11 have seen that achieved.

The statement from TBMT Ltd says: "The tenure has also seen a stadium development plan drawn up, which provides a tangible vision and goal to work towards in the coming years. Wtih average match attendances up, season ticket sales increasing year on year, record sponsorship deals secures, TMBT Ltd are set to leave the board feeling vindicated in their aims and ideas for the club.

"TMBT Ltd would like to wish the club, the supporters, volunteers, sponsors, its management team and playing staff every success in the future, building upon the vision set in motion both 'on' and 'off' of the pitch."

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on June 11, 2011, 04:13:15 PM
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There was quite a coach load on the Llandudno coach which departed from the Carlton at around 10:30am: Norman Owen  :) Big Lee from Abergele  :) Steve "Hendricks" Byrne  :) Daz Twitchett  :) George Ollerton  :) Dave "Chunks" Williams  :) John Gregory  :) Dave Pierce  :) Dave Farr from Junction  :) Glyn Morris  :) "Toffo"  :) "Chunky"  :) Ian Gadd  :) Kevin Higgins  :) Tony Elliott  :) The Elliott twins, Gary & Terry  :) Nicky Caroll  :) Bob Jones  :) Robert Jones  :) Shaun "Saucy" McSorely  :) Steve "Rico"  :) Ray Brassington & Sons  :) Matt "Bianco" Stewart  :) John "Weasel" Breeze  :) Steve Caine  :) Alfie Roberts  :) Brian Roberts  :) Ben Casey  :) "Beef"  :) Ron Atherton Jnr  :) Marcus Walker  :) Mike Morris  :) Ralph Morris  :) Chris "Crunch" Hughes from Bill's coach  :) and Russell Redpath from Eddie's coach  :) to name but a few 

Trojan, I certainly wouldn’t like to get on the wrong side of one or two of those characters.

I didn’t know there was another Brian Roberts in town supporting Man Utd.

Nevertheless, it sounds they were really good days-out for a very long time I suppose until such time as Norman Owen gave up running his 'bus' to join up with Bill Griffiths and then I suppose it was just the one pub stop at the Plough on Aston Hill.

Would you believe the first time I ever met John Gregory and Marcus Walker was walking down the Ramblas on the afternoon of the 26 May 1999 when our group of four stopped a small group of Man Utd supporters carrying a Draig Goch and asked then where they came from?  $walesflag$


Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on June 11, 2011, 04:33:09 PM
Would you believe the first time I ever met John Gregory and Marcus Walker was walking down the Ramblas on the afternoon of the 26 May 1999 when our group of four stopped a small group of Man Utd supporters carrying a Draig Goch and asked then where they came from? 

When John Gregory was a very young boy, I took him and my younger brother Bryn to watch Man Utd play at Old Trafford. We sat in the old stand and John who was a very keen supporter  was soon waving his wooden rattle about but  got carried away in his excitement and wacked a young Utd supporter on the back of his head with this heavy wooden rattle.
Luckily I was there to calm him and the other supporter down.    :)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on June 11, 2011, 05:06:31 PM
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There was quite a coach load on the Llandudno coach which departed from the Carlton at around 10:30am: Norman Owen  :) Big Lee from Abergele  :) Steve "Hendricks" Byrne  :) Daz Twitchett  :) George Ollerton  :) Dave "Chunks" Williams  :) John Gregory  :) Dave Pierce  :) Dave Farr from Junction  :) Glyn Morris  :) "Toffo"  :) "Chunky"  :) Ian Gadd  :) Kevin Higgins  :) Tony Elliott  :) The Elliott twins, Gary & Terry  :) Nicky Caroll  :) Bob Jones  :) Robert Jones  :) Shaun "Saucy" McSorely  :) Steve "Rico"  :) Ray Brassington & Sons  :) Matt "Bianco" Stewart  :) John "Weasel" Breeze  :) Steve Caine  :) Alfie Roberts  :) Brian Roberts  :) Ben Casey  :) "Beef"  :) Ron Atherton Jnr  :) Marcus Walker  :) Mike Morris  :) Ralph Morris  :) Chris "Crunch" Hughes from Bill's coach  :) and Russell Redpath from Eddie's coach  :) to name but a few 

Trojan, I certainly wouldn’t like to get on the wrong side of one or two of those characters.

I didn’t know there was another Brian Roberts in town supporting Man Utd.

Yes, when Tony Elliott and "Weasel" took their false teeth out you knew there was going to be trouble.  :laugh:

"One Brian Roberts, there's only one Brian Roberts.....YOU. (Actually there was a Brian Roberts from Kings Road, but his Dad went more than he did).
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on June 11, 2011, 05:15:45 PM
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Would you believe the first time I ever met John Gregory and Marcus Walker was walking down the Ramblas on the afternoon of the 26 May 1999 when our group of four stopped a small group of Man Utd supporters carrying a Draig Goch and asked then where they came from?  

When John Gregory was a very young boy, I took him and my younger brother Bryn to watch Man Utd play at Old Trafford. We sat in the old stand and John who was a very keen supporter  was soon waving his wooden rattle about but  got carried away in his excitement and wacked a young Utd supporter on the back of his head with this heavy wooden rattle.
Luckily I was there to calm him and the other supporter down.    :)


Marcus' family used to run the riding stables at the foot of Bryniau (Cwm Mountain)

John Gregory was a good guy. He used to come down to London with us if we went by car and I'd always end up driving the rental as I knew London quite well.  ^*^0
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on June 11, 2011, 05:31:39 PM
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Would you believe the first time I ever met John Gregory and Marcus Walker was walking down the Ramblas on the afternoon of the 26 May 1999 when our group of four stopped a small group of Man Utd supporters carrying a Draig Goch and asked then where they came from?  $walesflag$

Do you remember a dark haired guy with dark, shoulder length hair wearing jeans and a denim jacket with a United scarf around his neck, looking like a Stretford Ender from the 70's with the group? He most definitely would have had a few.  Z**

That would have been Steve "Hendrix" Byrne from Winllan Ave. His wife became worried because he didn't retrun home after the game, but it turned out that he stayed celebrating in Barcelona for a week afterwards.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on June 11, 2011, 05:55:50 PM
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When John Gregory was a very young boy, I took him and my younger brother Bryn to watch Man Utd play at Old Trafford. We sat in the old stand and John who was a very keen supporter  was soon waving his wooden rattle about but  got carried away in his excitement and wacked a young Utd supporter on the back of his head with this heavy wooden rattle.
Luckily I was there to calm him and the other supporter down.    :)

There's a blast from the past  :laugh:

http://pitchinvasion.net/blog/2009/06/21/satans-instrument-the-vuvuzela-and-noisemaking-in-world-football/ (http://pitchinvasion.net/blog/2009/06/21/satans-instrument-the-vuvuzela-and-noisemaking-in-world-football/)

Though appearing as early as 1900, the rattle became the ubiquitous din to football matches in Britain after the world war. They had been popularised during the war as a way of warning people of gas attacks: their simple noise making capacity saved many lives. Holding the handle and spinning the rattle made a loud clacking noise, and this was soon transported to the terraces.



Title: Borough United
Post by: Jazz on June 20, 2011, 01:17:41 PM
Does anyone know much about this football club.
Played in the European cup winners cup 1963.
Talking to a man in the pub-I think his name is Derek Boulton who played for them.
He would like photos\video's if there is anything available.
Can anyone help with info.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on June 20, 2011, 02:24:13 PM
You will not find much better than this link managed by Gwyn Hughes from Deganwy to which I once contributed to.

http://www.soccerscrapbook.co.uk/Borough/index.html (http://www.soccerscrapbook.co.uk/Borough/index.html)

Unbelievably, I began a scrapbook myself at the very beginning of that successful 1963-64 season.

So what I have still in my possession is fairly unique.

I attended the 30th anniversary in 1994 hosted by Stephen Houghton at his Bryn Morfa Caravan Park.

Steve went on radio and TV in the North West and Midlands and found most of the players who came down, visited the old Nant-y-Coed football pitch and travelled around in an open top double-decker bus.

Later in the evening, there was a civic reception for them and the BBC provided a recording of one of their European games.

How is Derek Boulton keeping these days?

I am sure he came over for the 1994 Reunion so will certainly appreciate the video?

It is hard to believe we are only three years away from a possible 50 year reunion.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on June 20, 2011, 04:36:27 PM
Correction – My scrapbook starts at the beginning of the highly successful1962-63 season and follows through to Borough United playing in Europe during the 1963-64 season.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Jazz on June 20, 2011, 04:37:41 PM
Thanks Bri,
Derek is well and playing golf nearly every day. He is a member of Wolstanton Golf Club.
I see him regularly at the Cricketers pub in Wolstanton, Newcastle, Staffs.
He was there for the reunion. I saw him on the video.
I will give him the information & am very grateful for your reply.
No doubt he will be looking forward to your 50th.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on June 21, 2011, 07:24:19 AM
You are very welcome.

Please note it won't be me organising any 50th anniversary celebrations. _))++ +}}{-- :__)+
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on July 19, 2011, 06:03:17 AM
The United Arab Emirates crushed Lebanon 6-2 in a friendly on Sunday. So maybe in an effort to make things interesting or maybe just because he simply does not conform to acceptable standards of penalty kicks, the U.A.E.'s Awana Diab decided to attempt an absolutely ridiculous penalty. And it worked.

Diab's setup seemed like any other for a penalty, but as he ran up to the ball, he stopped, turned around and backheeled the it toward the goal. Stunned by the audacity, madness and nerve it takes to try and score a penalty with your back to the goal, the keeper just stood and watched as the ball trickled into the net.

U.A.E. manager Srecko Katanec did not appreciate Diab's creativity, though. He immediately substituted the player out of the match and after the game said that he would be disciplined for the "disrespectful act.

Craziest. Penalty. Ever!!! Awana Diab (UAE) vs Lebanon July 17th, 2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-oVPR-LygI#)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on July 19, 2011, 08:44:31 AM
Yeah... I played a lot of football, (without ever touching the ball really) .... but if a player ever did a thing like that against weak opponents. it was always frowned upon for 'taking the p##s'

But then admired and laughed about in the pub afterwards!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on July 19, 2011, 08:47:37 AM
I don't like to see "tricks" in competitive sport. It reminds me of Murray doing those between the leg shots. I think it is disrespectful.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on July 20, 2011, 04:39:23 AM
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but if a player ever did a thing like that against weak opponents. it was always frowned upon for 'taking the p##s'

How about Georgie Best v Gordon Banks 15th May 1971 at Windsor Park?  ;D

The goal was disallowed, but shouldn't have been.  :rage:

George Best Disallowed Goal v England's Gordon Banks at Windsor Park (15 May 1971) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D8IW_3_6D8#)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on July 21, 2011, 12:34:10 AM
Perfectly good goal... it left the Goalies hands.... and Best nipped in, ...the Referee (Jack Taylor??)  was obviously being paid!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on July 21, 2011, 01:03:25 PM
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Perfectly good goal... it left the Goalies hands.... and Best nipped in, ...the Referee (Jack Taylor??)  was obviously being paid!

His effort was disallowed for "ungentlemanly" conduct by referee Alistair MacKenzie whose back had been turned away from the incident, but even this untimely and incorrect intervention did not spare Banks the embarrassment of having been outwitted.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on July 26, 2011, 06:21:47 AM
It's been a quiet preseason for Mario Balotelli. He hasn't fought any bibs, saved any children from bullying or thrown darts at youth team players in a while, so you could say he was overdue for a controversial moment.

However, I found one during my recent visit to watch LA Galaxy at home in a friendly against Manchester City. One of the world's most entertaining footballers yet again proved his ability to expose the humourlessness of others by making a hilariously poor attempt to score with a spinning backheel after getting past the Galaxy defenders.

Angry at Balotelli farting around in a friendly, Roberto Mancini substituted him even though it was just the 32nd minute and Balotelli had scored with a penalty earlier to put City up 1-0.

Balotelli did not come out with the team for the second half and stayed in the dressing room. After the match, Mancini discussed his disappointing view of how important he thinks it is to always be serious when playing the sport:

    "I hope this is a lesson for him. In football you always need to be professional, always serious and in this moment he wasn't professional. He needs to understand his behaviour has to be good in every game — not just in a final or a semi-final but every game.

    "He knows he made a mistake. Football should always be serious and if you have a chance to score, you should score. If you are serious, you can play 90 minutes. If not, you can come and sit by me on the bench. Mario is young, I want to help him and that is the end of it. To take him off after 30 minutes is enough punishment. It won't have been easy for him but it has to be a lesson."


Predictably, The Guvnors and the Mayne Line Service crew were a no-show in Los Angeles.  $angry1$  :laugh:. Well, they used to have trouble showing up at Old Trafford at one time, so nothing much has changed on that front.  D)

Mario Balotelli Tries The Dumbest Kick Ever! Machester City VS Los Angeles Galaxy(WFB CHALLENGE) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8HKSXSU148#ws)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on December 01, 2011, 09:01:57 AM
Carling Cup Quarter Final       Man Utd 1    Crystal Palace 2

Sir Alex Ferguson apologised to Manchester United's fans after they were dumped out of the Carling Cup at home to Crystal Palace on Wednesday evening.
 
A second-string Red Devils side suffered a 2-1 upset after extra-time in what manager Ferguson branded a "big disappointment".
 
Nine internationals were included in the Scotsman's line-up and the boss was unimpressed by their efforts.



Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on December 05, 2011, 02:39:52 PM
The FA Cup 3rd round draw brings the two top teams in the Premier League together.    Man City  V  Man Utd.

City beat Utd 1-0 in the semi final last year and then went on to win the cup.
Rio Ferdinand "tweeted" that he can't wait to play City again so I hope it proves to be a great game unlike the  6-1 massacre that Utd suffered at Old Trafford this year!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on December 05, 2011, 02:48:18 PM
You keep rubbing it in Hugo and I thought you such a nice person!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on December 06, 2011, 09:32:53 AM
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You keep rubbing it in Hugo and I thought you such a nice person!

I'm  :o that you think I'm rubbing it in Hollins, as if I would do such a thing!    ;)
 I'm not a fan of Man City, in fact I'm an ex Man Utd fan but it's nice to see good football and it would be better to have a good close game than one with a cricket score.
Football's a funny old game and you can't write Utd off and it's the FA Cup after all.  The underdogs have done well sometimes so I hope I don't choke when I'm eating my prawn sandwiches and watching the match.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on December 06, 2011, 10:36:00 AM
It's okay Hugo, I am used to getting plenty of stick. My sister is a City fan. We usually have an amusing exchange of emails when a match is on! It will be like a final but in the 3rd round. Let's hope it is a good match.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on December 23, 2011, 12:02:14 AM
Not really football as such..
But see this amazing incident....A Dutch Cup game tonight abandoned tonight when the goalkeeper was sent off for repeatedly kicking a pitch invader.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16300956.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16300956.stm)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on January 18, 2012, 07:14:47 PM
Tonight I wanted to take Mrs Fester to watch Wrexham v Brighton in the much awaited FA Cup replay.

But I had forgotten just how much the size of the Racecourse Ground had been reduced over the years.
(I used to go regularly, it seemed huge back then)
So, it is fully sold out...

Brighton are 3 leagues above Wrexham,  in The Championship.
So good luck to Wrexham, and I am now going to watch it LIVE on S4C,  in Welsh!

Title: Re: Football
Post by: dwsi on January 18, 2012, 07:47:09 PM
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Tonight I wanted to take Mrs Fester to watch Wrexham v Brighton in the much awaited FA Cup replay.

But I had forgotten just how much the size of the Racecourse Ground had been reduced over the years.
(I used to go regularly, it seemed huge back then)
So, it is fully sold out...

Brighton are 3 leagues above Wrexham,  in The Championship.
So good luck to Wrexham, and I am now going to watch it LIVE on S4C,  in Welsh!

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Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bellringer on January 18, 2012, 10:08:21 PM
Brighton win 5-4 on penalties. Good try Wrexham.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on January 18, 2012, 10:39:47 PM
Another bandwagon for bored people to jump on *yawn* Like to see how many of them are interested in the Kettering game on Saturday &shake&
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on January 18, 2012, 10:53:20 PM
watched it on ESPN, good game, best team lost . no I'm not bias
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on January 18, 2012, 11:01:04 PM
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Another bandwagon for bored people to jump on *yawn* Like to see how many of them are interested in the Kettering game on Saturday &shake&

People like to see an underdog versus a higher ranked team... its natural, and draws big crowds, what wrong with that?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on January 18, 2012, 11:30:24 PM
Just that - the big game draws crowds but there will an empty stadium come Saturday. I may be cynical and miserable but I think there is something very false and and sad about that :(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on January 18, 2012, 11:43:59 PM
I don't undertand your point...

If Man Utd play Liverpool, its a big game so many thousands want to see it.

If Colwyn Bay play Vauxhall Motors (as they did last night) ... 170 turn up.

You would pay a pretty penny to see Bruce Springsteen, but would not cough up for a local unheard of band, whats the difference?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on January 18, 2012, 11:46:51 PM
cream allways rises to the top and thats what you pay more for
Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on January 19, 2012, 09:25:17 PM
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I don't undertand your point...

If Man Utd play Liverpool, its a big game so many thousands want to see it.

If Colwyn Bay play Vauxhall Motors (as they did last night) ... 170 turn up.

You would pay a pretty penny to see Bruce Springsteen, but would not cough up for a local unheard of band, whats the difference?

Your point is valid only if you class football as just another form of entertainment - that's taking out the passion, heritage and commitment that makes football what it is. There is no form of entertainment where there is a good chance you will come home miserable because your team has lost but still go back every week, that's what football is about and that's what  football is losing day by day in this modern world. The little clubs just won't survive. I 'd recommend Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby if anyone wants to read an in depth analysis on the subject.

"Football is not a matter of life and death, it's more important than that"
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on January 20, 2012, 12:26:21 AM
bill shankley and what a man.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Pendragon on January 24, 2012, 10:34:55 PM
This will be probably one of the only times I will ever post in the football thread.  As a rule I have absolutely no interest in the game and know naff all about it but I have to say the Cardiff game tonight was excellent, mainly because Gez supports Liverpool and there's a chance they may play in the final too.  Which means I will be able to wind him up no end  :twoface:
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 24, 2012, 10:39:44 PM
I bet you know a lot more than me about football, I wouldn't know which end of the racket to hold! :laugh:
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Pendragon on January 24, 2012, 10:41:29 PM
Hey I have trouble deciding which side of the court they're supposed to be on  :laugh:
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on January 24, 2012, 11:17:49 PM
cmon the reds
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on January 25, 2012, 12:14:16 PM
Dear me, you guys ...

Your knowledge of football is as poor as Dave R's understanding of photography...  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 25, 2012, 03:15:19 PM
Are you back on that high horse again?  :laugh:  me, I'm on a giraffe  L0L
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on January 25, 2012, 09:38:00 PM
Oh aye?

I heard that Giraffes evolved such long necks, so they can reach up into trees, and eat....... PIGEONS!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 25, 2012, 09:45:26 PM
  :o  :o If that's true I'm not letting them in the place! :laugh:
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on January 25, 2012, 10:15:48 PM
cmon you reds
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Pendragon on January 26, 2012, 12:09:32 AM
I need a Cardiff top and fast  ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on January 26, 2012, 09:03:21 AM
Where's Cardiff?

Ah yes, millions of miles away... very little to do with Wales.  $walesflag$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on January 26, 2012, 03:28:56 PM
why pendragon are you cleaning your car and you need to polish it
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Pendragon on January 26, 2012, 03:48:37 PM
Hehe very funny Snowcap...........you'll see on the 26th  :-*
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on January 28, 2012, 04:18:22 PM
FA CUP 4TH Round

Liverpool 2   Man Utd 1

It turned out to be a very good game with a lot of skill from both sides but the result was fair in the end.  Utd may be out of the cup but at least they can win the league, can't they?
Paul Scholes is still a great footballer but the last time I saw someone play with the same lack of speed and movement was Norman08 back in the 70's!    :D

At least I can enjoy the Lobscouse for dinner now.      $good$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Micox on January 28, 2012, 05:55:36 PM
 $lol$

Commmmmme onnnnnnnnnnnnn you Yellows.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: norman08 on January 28, 2012, 06:58:14 PM
ha ha you cheeky git i could move when a big fullback came near me ,i,m sure you pulled your hamstring when you walked on the old trafford pitch in the 60s with the youth club lol who,s the yellows mic
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on January 28, 2012, 09:25:49 PM
Hey Norm!

I saw you down watching Llandudno FC at Maesdu the other week...
They lost, but you looked like you could still do a job for that team.

Take your boots down with you next match mate.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on January 29, 2012, 07:00:12 AM
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FA CUP 4TH Round

Liverpool 2   Man Utd 1

It turned out to be a very good game with a lot of skill from both sides but the result was fair in the end.  Utd may be out of the cup but at least they can win the league, can't they?
Paul Scholes is still a great footballer but the last time I saw someone play with the same lack of speed and movement was Norman08 back in the 70's!    :D

At least I can enjoy the Lobscouse for dinner now.      $good$

Being the fair man you are, Hugo, I am surprised you did not comment on the all the booing one player received from a majority of the crowd every time he touched the ball just because he had made an earlier complaint over being racially abused by a player belonging to the opposing side.

Was that right?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on January 29, 2012, 07:57:43 AM
O'h dear. I have just read this article which claims the offender was from North Wales.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/liverpool/9047119/Merseyside-Police-arrest-racist-supporter-after-image-of-monkey-gesture-appears-on-Twitter.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/liverpool/9047119/Merseyside-Police-arrest-racist-supporter-after-image-of-monkey-gesture-appears-on-Twitter.html)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on January 29, 2012, 10:57:32 AM
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ha ha you cheeky git i could move when a big fullback came near me ,i,m sure you pulled your hamstring when you walked on the old trafford pitch in the 60s with the youth club lol who,s the yellows mic

I didn't play in the game against Man Utd and didn't even go to watch it either.  I was told afterwards that they had lost count of the score after 15 - 0 and the Referee blew time before the 90 minutes were up as the game was so one sided.
A lad from Craig Y Don called Peter   ?  had arranged the game and he had also arranged one against Bolton Wanderers some time later and I was asked to play in order to stabalise the defence.  I hadn't played for a year and had put on two stone so I was out of condition and we lost that game 5 - 1.     

Bri,  it's banter nothing more and Beckham got it after he was sent off for England.    I've had worse stick myself and can remember one tackle I did at Maesdu and the crowd were booing long after the guy got up off the floor and what was worse was that they were our supporters! 

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on January 29, 2012, 11:24:42 AM
:-}}} Banter?  ))*



Definition - an exchange of light, playful, teasing remarks; good-natured raillery.



Patrice Evra is the innocent party, Hugo, and has done nothing wrong whatsoever.

The guilty one is Luis Suarez.

He was charged, fined and suspended by the FA.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2011/dec/20/luis-suarez-patrice-evra-racism (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2011/dec/20/luis-suarez-patrice-evra-racism)


Are you aware that yesterday's events are not an isolated incident this month from Liverpool fans?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16452241.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16452241.stm)






Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on January 29, 2012, 11:47:27 AM
One cannot condone racism in any shape or form but it's difficult to know where to draw the line.    I'm sure that Roy Keane was called an Irish c*** on more that one occasion when someone has been on the receiving end of one of his tackles but nothing was ever done about it and I'm sure that Roy wouldn't have complained about that.  Sometimes with all the tension and adrenaline pumping things are done or said that shouldn't be.
Hopefully Suarez has learned his lesson and will be more aware of the cultural differences between the different countries and  won't let it happen again.
I bet you're glad he wasn't playing though in more ways than one!    ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: mull on January 29, 2012, 11:54:03 AM
Typical of Dogliesh. After asking everyone to behave themselves he passes that behavoir as "banter"in the after match interview.
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Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on January 29, 2012, 12:34:48 PM
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I bet you're glad he wasn't playing though in more ways than one!    ;D

Hugo, I bet you’re equally glad these nine first team players were all injured and could not play yesterday:  $good$

Rooney, Nani, Phil Jones, Anderson, Ashley Young, Vidic, Rio, Darren Flectcher and Tom Cleverley.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on January 29, 2012, 02:13:01 PM
You've got a good team there Bri, get a decent Goalie and it could be a great team again, barring injuries.   
We're agreed on the racism being unacceptable but refresh my memory about what happened to Peter Schmeichel and Ian Wright in 1997.
Something was alleged to have been said by Schmeichel to Wright following a nasty tackle by Wright but I can't remember the details although Wright was the subject of boos when the teams met again.
For what it's worth, I don't believe Schmeichel was ever a racist and would give him the benefit of any doubt.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on January 29, 2012, 04:32:44 PM
One is innocent until proven guilty, Hugo.

Anyway, I am pleased to note you have eventually agreed with me over Racism in Football.

 ........................................................................$good$


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We're agreed on the racism being unacceptable 

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on January 29, 2012, 05:19:47 PM
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One is innocent until proven guilty, Hugo.

Anyway, I am pleased to note you have eventually agreed with me over Racism in Football.

 ........................................................................$good$


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We're agreed on the racism being unacceptable 

Sometimes there is a lack of evidence that prevents a case from going to trial so we will never know for certain but this is a section from the Independant at the time:-   
"Instead, the police have been carrying out an extensive investigation and papers have now been lodged with the Crown Prosecution Service.
 There were no close witnesses to the alleged incident, but several lip- readers claimed that television pictures showed the Danish international swearing at Wright and, if the CPS decides that evidence is strong enough, Schmeichel will find himself in a unique test case."

I guess the evidence wasn't strong enough to go to Court but personally I don't think Schmeichel is a racist and I wouldn't be happy with Wright's challenge either. I remember it at the time and it was dreadful.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on January 29, 2012, 08:17:14 PM
For what its worth I played over 1000 games of 11 a side, (proper football) and thousands more games of 5 a side in various tornaments and leagues.
Because I had minimal talent, but maximum 'enthusiasm' ... I often heard the words, 'you dirty BALD c###', or as I got into my thirties, 'you dirty FAT, BALD c###'

I never took offence... because I was bald, and I was carrying a few extra pounds..... but I was never dirty, just a little slow perhaps?  Very slow.....

It was always important for me to get my first tackle in early...even though it was late.   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on January 30, 2012, 08:22:55 AM
Man bailed over Liverpool-Man Utd FA Cup tie 'gesture'

A man arrested after an alleged racist gesture was made by a fan at the FA Cup tie between Liverpool and Manchester United has been released on bail.

The 58-year-old man from Barmouth, in Gwynedd, North Wales, was arrested on Saturday evening after the match.

Officers had reviewed TV footage of the Anfield match after images were posted on Twitter of a man making an alleged racist gesture.

Merseyside Police said the arrested man was released on bail on Sunday evening.

Saturday's game at Anfield ended with Liverpool winning 2-1.

On Sunday night a Merseyside Police spokeswoman said: "A 58-year-old man from North Wales who was arrested on suspicion of a racially-aggravated public order offence yesterday following the Liverpool and Manchester United match has been released on police bail pending further inquiries."
 
Saturday's FA Cup match was the first time the two teams had met since a racist incident between Manchester United's French defender Patrice Evra and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez during their league encounter last year.

The incident lead to Uruguayan Suarez being banned for eight games by the FA, who found him guilty of making racist slurs against Evra.

Before Saturday's match, the stadium announcer warned supporters that racist and homophobic behaviour would not be tolerated.

Earlier, police said 17 people had been ejected from the football ground during the match. They said two had been arrested for "low-level incidents".

However, Merseyside Police said the majority of fans had been well-behaved.

Officers have urged anyone with information about the alleged incident to contact them.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on January 30, 2012, 01:35:40 PM
Another clip from the time of Peter Schmeichel's alleged racist remarks:-


"Wright has denied that he deliberately went over the ball. "I admit I lunged in, but I landed on the ball, not the man," he said. "The referee did not book me and there was no intent to hurt anyone."
 
Of the tunnel scuffle, Wright said: "I wouldn't have reacted like that if it was an ordinary insult. It was racial and completely out of order."
 
Wenger attempted to defuse the situation by suggesting a novel way of ending the feud.
 
"I think it will be good to bring this to an end because I think so much has been created from such a small thing," he said. "Maybe they will meet before the next game and sort this out, and kill each other!"
 
Ruud Gullit, Chelsea's dreadlocked manager, also resorted to humour when he disclosed how he keeps his temper when insulted on the pitch.
 
"If someone calls me a black so-and-so, I don't take it as a racist thing because I am black!" said Gullit, whose team play Manchester United in another vital title game at Stamford Bridge today. "Take it as a compliment, it means they are probably afraid of you."
 
As one of the most gifted players of his generation, the Dutchman with a Surinam background was confronted by all kinds of abuse from opponents desperate to unsettle him.
 
"The key is that there is emotion in the game and if someone is red, you'll call them a red whatsoever," he said.
 
"The best thing always for every player, wherever he comes from, is to just try to play well and play your own game and then all these things vanish.
 
"If people are swearing at me that means they are afraid of me. That gives me a sort of superiority over them."
 
However, he draws the line at organised racism. "When Ajax played in Hungary the crowd made jungle sounds all the time when the black players had the ball. That is abusive," he said.
 
"That had nothing to do with the football game, it had nothing to do with emotions, it wasn't funny."

I think Ruud has put it into context.




Title: Re: Football
Post by: DaveR on January 30, 2012, 08:38:48 PM
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I often heard the words, 'you dirty BALD c###', or as I got into my thirties, 'you dirty FAT, BALD c###'
You still do....  :laugh:
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 30, 2012, 08:46:06 PM
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Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on January 30, 2012, 11:23:32 PM
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I often heard the words, 'you dirty BALD c###', or as I got into my thirties, 'you dirty FAT, BALD c###'
You still do....  :laugh:

I often have get them texted to me too... don't I Dave?  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on January 31, 2012, 09:12:55 AM
Liverpool apologise after website video shows alleged racist gesture

Liverpool have apologised after video footage of an alleged racist gesture by a fan was shown on their website.

Highlights of Saturday's FA Cup tie against Manchester United, featuring the incident, were still available to view more than 48 hours after the game.

A spokesman for Liverpool FC told BBC Sport: "We can confirm that footage was mistakenly included in the highlights package that appeared on the website.

"It should not have been included and we are sorry it happened."

The spokesman added: "It was removed immediately when it was brought to our attention."

Saturday's FA Cup match was the first time that the two teams had met since the clash between Patrice Evra and Luis Suarez at Anfield in October.

Suarez was subsequently banned for eight games by the Football Association, who found him guilty of racially abusing Evra.

The United defender was met with a chorus of boos from some home fans at Anfield.

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish claimed that there was nothing wrong with the booing and that it was no more than the sort of "banter" expected at any Liverpool-United game.

But Gordon Taylor, chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association, is concerned that it could have more serious repercussions.

"The booing of Evra was unwelcome," said Taylor. "For someone to be booed for reporting racist comments is not something we want to see happening.

"Black players may be worried about reporting such things, if there is going to be a backlash like this."

Police officers reviewed TV footage from Anfield after images were posted on Twitter of a man making an alleged racist gesture.

A 58-year-old man from Barmouth in Gwynedd, North Wales, was arrested on Saturday evening.

On Sunday night, a Merseyside Police spokeswoman said: "A 58-year-old man from north Wales, who was arrested on suspicion of a racially-aggravated public order offence yesterday following the Liverpool and Manchester United match, has been released on police bail pending further inquiries."

The video footage on Liverpool's website compounds a difficult few months for the club following widespread criticism over how the Suarez case was handled by the club and the arrest of a fan following the FA Cup third-round tie against Oldham Athletic on 6 January.

On that occasion a 20-year-old man from Aintree, Merseyside, was arrested, and then later bailed, on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence following alleged racist abuse directed towards Oldham player Tom Adeyemi.

Liverpool issued a statement after the game expressing that they were "deeply sorry" for what happened and they would "continue to take the strongest possible action against unacceptable behaviour during our matches".

The club have reiterated their stance that anyone found guilty of committing an offence will be banned for life.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on January 31, 2012, 03:34:55 PM
At least we can definitely agree on two things;-

1)    Racism is abhorrent in any walk of life.
2)    Liverpool beat Man Utd 2-1 in the FA Cup

If mud is slung at anyone then it is important that the one slinging it is beyond reproach, if not then in football terms you could call it an own goal!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on January 31, 2012, 07:15:38 PM
Surely, we must also agree it has been a disappointing few months for Liverpool Football Club, its players and its fans over racism in football?

Let's hope matters can only improve.  $good$

Red Faced Reds

•   15 Oct 2011: Suarez and Evra clash in 1-1 Premier League draw between Liverpool and United at Anfield
•   16 Oct: FA investigate Evra's claims that he was racially abused by Suarez
•   17 Nov: Suarez charged by FA
•   20 Dec: Suarez handed eight-game ban
•   3 Jan 2012: Liverpool accept ban after ruling out appeal
•   5 Jan: Suarez apologises
•   6 Jan: Liverpool fan arrested for allegation of racist abuse directed at Oldham's Tom Adeyemi
•   28 Jan: Liverpool beat United 2-1 in FA Cup fourth round tie. Second Liverpool fan arrested for racially-aggravated public order offence
•   30 Jan: Liverpool apologise for featuring video footage of alleged racist gesture on their website
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on January 31, 2012, 07:39:47 PM
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Surely, we must also agree it has been a disappointing few months for Liverpool Football Club, its players and its fans over racism in football?

Let's hope matters can only improve.  $good$



I couldn't agree more and would like to hear what Evra has to say now as I've no more comments to make.

   Patrice Evra saying the N word! Real. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEwLkCRziD8#ws)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on January 31, 2012, 11:22:40 PM
Breaking news

The FA have awarded today’s FA Cup tie to Manchester United, accepting Patrice Evra’s claim (after the referee had blown for full time) that his team had in fact scored at least ten goals and not just one.

The fact that no players, supporters or officials, nor TV cameras’ were able to confirm the other ten or more goals, did not mean that Mr. Evra’s claim was false.

When interviewed (through an amateur interpreter) immediately after the game, the accused Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina admitted conceding one goal. This damning confession was enough to convince the FA panel that he must have conceded the other ten or more as claimed by Mr. Evra.

The FA found Mr. Evra to be a very convincing witness on account of the fact that he is such a lovely bloke, has never been in trouble before, and claims to be fluent in several languages.

Mr. Reina’s testimony on the other hand was found to be totally unreliable in that he is Spanish (and we all know what they are like) and spoke mainly in Spanish through an interpreter.

As Mr. Reina had admitted to conceding one goal, the FA panel concluded that the probability was that he had conceded more than one. Mr. Evra would not have been so adamant if he hadn’t.

The FA has therefore settled on Manchester United winning by a margin of 7 goals to 2 as the true final score.

Pepe Reina and Liverpool Football Club have the right to appeal the score within the next 24 hours, but not overturn the defeat.

If they do decide to appeal and lose the appeal, they will be immediately kicked out of all FA competitions for the next 50 years
Title: Re: Football
Post by: mull on February 01, 2012, 12:14:23 PM
And they should be kept out of the competitions for the full 50 years and not let back in early as they were last time they were banned.

COYB.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on February 01, 2012, 08:28:22 PM
Meanwhile in Egypt.................. :o
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 02, 2012, 02:59:28 PM
There are always two sides to any arguement and the case against Suarez has been well documented, proven and dealt with accordingly but is there a case against Evra?

Sorry but I'm having difficulty posting something from you-tube


Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on February 11, 2012, 11:01:37 PM
Luis Suarez is a disgrace, says Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson branded Luis Suarez a "disgrace" for refusing to shake Patrice Evra's hand before Manchester United's ill-tempered 2-1 victory over Liverpool at Old Trafford.

"Suarez is a disgrace to Liverpool Football Club," said United manager Ferguson. "He should not be allowed to play for Liverpool again. He could have caused a riot."

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish said in an interview: "I think you're bang out of order to blame Luis Suarez for anything that happened here today."

As well as the handshake controversy, the two sets of players reportedly clashed in the tunnel at half-time before Liverpool players reacted angrily to Evra's celebrations at the full-time whistle.

Wayne Rooney scored twice early in the second half before Suarez, who was banned for eight matches after racially abusing Evra when the sides met in October, netted a consolation in the 80th minute.

It was the first time the two sides have met since Suarez completed his suspension.

And, in a post on Twitter,  the striker said: "We lost and we are sad because we have made a big effort... Disappointed because everything is not that it seems..."

Dalglish, who did not attend his traditional post-match press conference with the written media, told Sky Sports he did not see Suarez refuse to shake hands with Evra and does not blame the Uruguayan for the bad blood that marred the contest.

"I never knew Suarez refused to shake Evra's hand," Dalglish said. "I wasn't there, I never saw it. It's contrary to what I've been told."

As is customary for him, Ferguson did not attend a post-match press conference either but told television interviewers he had a different point of view and believes the racism issue is one which needs to be addressed.

"If the intention was to draw a line under this affair, Suarez's actions torpedoed it and Liverpool were once again left to deal with the fall-out.

How will Liverpool's American owners - still silent on the other side of the Atlantic - feel about Suarez once again acting in a manner that has caused their club to be portrayed in an unflattering light?"

"I couldn't believe Suarez refused Evra's handshake," he said. "You saw the referee [Phil Dowd]. He didn't know what to do. It was a terrible start to the game and it created a terrible atmosphere.

"Racism is an important issue and football has come a long way since the days of bananas being thrown at John Barnes."

The United boss believes Evra "kept his dignity" by offering to shake Suarez's hand, but did not condone the Frenchman's post-match celebrations.

"Evra shouldn't have jumped in front of Suarez in celebration at the end," he added. "He shouldn't have done that."

United players Rio Ferdinand and Darren Fletcher, who is still on the sidelines with a chronic inflammatory bowel condition, were quick to condemn Suarez's actions, while supporting their team-mate.

"After seeing what happened, I decided not to shake his hand ... I lost all respect for the guy," Ferdinand told MUTV  .

"It could have been resolved between the two players today. After this, it's not great."
Fletcher added: "Credit to Patrice Evra, I think he's come out (and) he's the bigger man."

BBC pundits were also critical of Suarez.

"I'm with Sir Alex, here. It was a poor way to behave and he's made himself out to be a villain," said Steve Claridge, who played more than 1,000 professional matches during his career.

"To shake someone's hand before a game is to wipe the slate clean. To not do that is not acceptable behaviour,"

Former Stoke and Tottenham striker Garth Crooks added: "This has left a sour taste. Liverpool have had numerous opportunities to draw a line under this. Today was an opportunity to do it and they blew it.

"It's a real shame. I don't accept Kenny Dalglish saying he does not want to talk about it. What does that mean? Does he agree with it?"

Before the game, thousands of copies of a Manchester United fanzine, which featured a "potentially offensive image", were seized by police.

The Red Issue fanzine featured a cut-out Ku Klux Klan-style mask with the words "LFC Suarez is innocent".

The focus on the pre-match handshake, which is part of the Football Association's 'Respect' campaign, was just as intense a fortnight ago in an FA Cup match between Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers.

QPR defender Anton Ferdinand - the younger brother of Rio - was spared having to decide whether to shake the hand of John Terry when the FA allowed the teams to forego the ritual.

That match was the first meeting of the west London rivals since Terry was alleged to have racially abused Ferdinand during a Premier League match in October.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 12, 2012, 09:01:58 PM
Liverpool Managing Director Ian Ayre has today released the following statement.
 
"We are extremely disappointed Luis Suarez did not shake hands with Patrice Evra before yesterday's game. The player had told us beforehand that he would, but then chose not to do so.
 
"He was wrong to mislead us and wrong not to offer his hand to Patrice Evra. He has not only let himself down, but also Kenny Dalglish, his teammates and the Club. It has been made absolutely clear to Luis Suarez that his behaviour was not acceptable.
 
"Luis Suarez has now apologised for his actions which was the right thing to do. However, all of us have a duty to behave in a responsible manner and we hope that he now understands what is expected of anyone representing Liverpool Football Club."

Let's hope that every one can draw a line under this incident and that the FA do not interfere and censure Rio Ferdinand for refusing to shake hands with Suarez or even Evra for his ludicrous inciting antics after the game had finished.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on February 12, 2012, 09:49:00 PM
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At least we can definitely agree on two things;-

1)    Racism is abhorrent in any walk of life.
2)    Liverpool beat Man Utd 2-1 in the FA Cup

At least we can definitely agree on two things;-

1)   Racism is abhorrent in any walk of life.
2)   Man Utd beat Liverpool 2-1 in the Premiership.   
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 12, 2012, 10:19:33 PM
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At least we can definitely agree on two things;-

1)    Racism is abhorrent in any walk of life.
2)    Liverpool beat Man Utd 2-1 in the FA Cup

At least we can definitely agree on two things;-

1)   Racism is abhorrent in any walk of life.
2)   Man Utd beat Liverpool 2-1 in the Premiership.

SNAP    ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on February 22, 2012, 06:56:23 PM
Europa League is the new Champions League!
At least Channel 5 will be happy.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bellringer on March 17, 2012, 08:53:18 PM
23 year old Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsed after 41 minutes of the FA Cup 5th round match against Tottenham earlier this evening. After treatment on the pitch he was taken to hospital which has now stated he is in a stable condition.

You don't expect a fit young man to collapse with an "apparent" heart attack, do you? I am sure we all wish him well and a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 22, 2012, 07:36:34 PM
Man Utd 4    Everton 4
Wolves 0      Man City 2

It sounds like a cracking game at Old Trafford today so I'll watch it on TV tonight.   City had a good away win today so the Derby game between City and Utd should be worth watching with the winners possibly going on to win the league.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 30, 2012, 10:40:25 PM
Man City 1  Man Utd 0

City now go top of the Premiership on goal difference with both teams having 2 games left to play.   Utd have the easier games left so it's anyone's guess as to who will be the eventual winners of the league.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on May 13, 2012, 08:56:42 AM
The boy has still got it......
http://www.mlssoccer.com/video/2012/05/12/goal-beckham-scores-free-kick (http://www.mlssoccer.com/video/2012/05/12/goal-beckham-scores-free-kick)


Good luck Manchester.....................    this afternoon!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on May 13, 2012, 02:55:28 PM
Another fantastic goal from Beckham,  perhaps Utd may sign him for next season?

Crucial games today and the Premier League could go  either way  Utd or City, it's still not decided so  anything can happen!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on May 13, 2012, 05:24:04 PM
Man City 3    QPR 2                Sunderland 0   Man Utd 1

What an unbelievable end to the football season with City scoring two goals in the last few minutes and therefore winning the Premier League on goal difference. 

Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on May 13, 2012, 05:37:10 PM
I'm exhausted! How exciting was that, great sport.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Mikethewatch on May 14, 2012, 12:07:29 AM
Interesting to watch the pre match interviews, what part of Manchester is the manager from?
And for that matter the players, any of them actually born in Manchester /Uk for that matter or is it all just big business?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: TheMedz on May 14, 2012, 07:38:24 AM
Paul Scholes (Salford) was the only player or manager from Manchester in yesterday's games.

Mind you I had a look at United's 1968 European cup winning team  and only 3 of them (Stiles,Aston and Kidd) were from Manchester. City's 1968 League winning  team only had 3 regular first team players (Corrigan,Doyle and Young)born in Manchester.

Way too much time on my hands!

As a Bolton fan I just can't wait to see next years fixture list. Not !
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on May 14, 2012, 12:55:01 PM
Liverpool's loss yesterday at Swansea City leaves Liverpool below neighbours Everton in the final table for just the second time in 25 years.

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Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on May 14, 2012, 08:26:57 PM
The fact that they won the Carling Cup and got to the FA Cup final is little comfort to Liverpool  whose poor and inconsistent performance in the League is obvious with them finishing below Everton.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: TheMedz on May 15, 2012, 08:17:12 AM
This will be painful for United fans but as a neutral I thought this video showed all the twists and turns of the last five minutes of Sunday.
City vs United The Last 5 minutes of English Premier League 2011-2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbymrXHDyIA#ws)

 
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Pendragon on May 15, 2012, 11:19:03 AM
My Hubby is a Liverpool supporter....we were painting the new flat on Sunday and all he kept doing was texting his mate to get updates.  One minute he was distraught at the thought Man Utd might win but only a couple of minutes later he was jumping round with joy.  Liverpool fans may be happy with their own efforts this season he but consoled himself with the fact Man Utd lost.  I have no interest whatsoever in football btw.  I have better things to argue about.  :) and besides he wanted to go for a celebration drink, so I was quite happy to set down my brush.
Title: Re: Football - Kenny Dalglish has been sacked as Liverpool manager.
Post by: Bri Roberts on May 16, 2012, 05:12:00 PM
Kenny Dalglish has been sacked as Liverpool manager.

The 61-year-old has paid the price for Liverpool's poor Premier League performances, especially at Anfield.

Dalglish's departure comes after face-to-face talks with principal owners John W Henry and Tom Werner in Boston on Monday.

Despite reaching the FA Cup final and winning the Carling Cup, the Reds finished eighth in the top flight having lost as many games as they won.

Dalglish had been expected to take a holiday this week, but flew to the US instead to review the season with Henry and Werner.

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez and former boss Rafael Benitez have been installed as early favourites to fill the position.

Dalglish's dismissal follows the departure of director of football Damien Comolli and the club's head of sports medicine Peter Brukner in April.

Dalglish returned to manage the club for a second time in the wake of Roy Hodgson's departure in January 2011, initially on a caretaker basis until the end of the season.

After a strong finish to the season he was made permanent manager on 12 May 2011 on a three-year contract, but has been unable to carry that momentum into the new campaign.

Dalglish's second stint in charge at Anfield also proved controversial at times.

The Scot defended Luis Suarez in the wake of the striker's ban for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra when the teams met in October.

After the Uruguayan's apparent refusual to shake Evra's hand in the return fixture in February, an apology from both player and manager came only after the intervention of the US owners.

Title: Re: Football - Kenny Dalglish has been sacked as Liverpool manager.
Post by: Trojan on May 17, 2012, 09:10:32 PM
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Kenny Dalglish has been sacked as Liverpool manager.

 $good$ Z** :laugh:
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bellringer on May 31, 2012, 09:55:30 PM
Swansea manager Brendan Rogers appointed new Liverpool manager. Is he not lacking in experience to cope with the "prima donnas" there? At 39 he is not much older than some of the players.

I wish him well but doubt whether he will last a season.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: TheMedz on May 31, 2012, 10:25:10 PM
There was some talk in the press of a more experienced Director of Football coming in to sit above the coach.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on May 31, 2012, 11:56:01 PM
Louis Van Gaal from Ajax was lined up to come in as Director, but that got axed when Brendan Rodgers demanded full control of all football matters.
Fair play to him, I say!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on June 01, 2012, 12:23:22 AM
IF he gets liverpool playing in the same way as swans. played , they will win the league, but it,s a BIG IF.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on June 01, 2012, 02:33:48 PM
It's a massive job he's got but other young managers have been successful with other clubs.    I hope that he does well but he'll need a lot of luck on the way though.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bellringer on June 02, 2012, 04:45:37 PM
I admire Brendan Rogers optimism. He is quoted in today's Daily Post as saying "I'll write my name into Kop folklore".

I'm not sure I share it.

AND NOW Paul Lambert from Norwich has been appointed Aston Villa's new manager. Only a few days ago he was quoted as saying that he was NOT leaving Norwich. There was a time when 'a man's word was his bond'!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bellringer on June 02, 2012, 08:59:12 PM
England, two wins in two "warm-up" games for new manager Roy Hodgson, but let no one get carried away yet - they only scored one goal in each game.

HOWEVER, a win is a win, and this time they are going to the European Championships with no great expectations from anyone, so that could be a help!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bellringer on June 19, 2012, 10:41:15 PM
Well expectations or not, England have topped the group and now play Italy next Sunday.

Well done to the new manager - he's certainly exceeded all expectations. There cannot be many people around who thought he was the right man for the job!

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on June 19, 2012, 11:18:24 PM
It is hard to believe I saw Roy Hodgson manage Viking FK, Stavanger in August 2005 playing against Rhyl in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Cup.
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Post by: Fester on June 22, 2012, 12:04:22 AM
Its equally hard to believe that I met Roy Hodgson and his delightful wife on Llandudno Pier, just as he commenced his ill-fated tenure at Liverpool.

He was staying a few days at The Imperial Hotel,
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Post by: hollins on June 30, 2012, 12:22:19 PM
Some may find this of interest..... a new football museum opening in Manchester next Friday 6 July.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/artsandculture/9364882/National-Football-Museum-Its-all-about-to-kick-off-in-Manchester.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/artsandculture/9364882/National-Football-Museum-Its-all-about-to-kick-off-in-Manchester.html)
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Post by: bigbadhenry on June 30, 2012, 02:43:13 PM
Well I'm pleased to see there putting the Urbis Center to better use.

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Post by: Bri Roberts on June 30, 2012, 03:02:27 PM
A few years ago, I visited this museum when it was attached to Deepdale, the home of Preston North End.

It closed in 2010.
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Post by: Micox on July 08, 2012, 03:55:40 PM
Kenny Dalgliesh has been invited to manage these: http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=media;sa=media;in=2691;preview (http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=media;sa=media;in=2691;preview)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bellringer on August 15, 2012, 09:33:00 PM
So Van Persie goes to Man Utd for £24m - is that why the Glasers sold some shares last week?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bellringer on September 26, 2012, 12:22:52 PM
Former manager of Norwich City, Manchester City and others, John Bond has died at the age of 79.

www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19727962 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19727962)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on January 31, 2013, 04:25:21 PM
Please let Paris St Germain beat Valencia and Man Utd beat Real Madrid and then we might be able to watch Becksy at Old Trafford again!
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Post by: Hugo on January 31, 2013, 08:09:47 PM
I didn't realise that you could  see the OAP's bench from the stands Hollins!      :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on January 31, 2013, 09:26:32 PM
Ha!
I can't expect you to understand Hugo......it's a woman thing!
What about Giggs though, two years older I think.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 01, 2013, 03:29:56 PM
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Ha!
I can't expect you to understand Hugo......it's a woman thing!
What about Giggs though, two years older I think.

I think Giggs' fitness regime on and off the field has kept him going for so long.     ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on February 01, 2013, 06:45:56 PM
Now now, Hugo.

Here's one for you  ;)

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Post by: snowcap on February 01, 2013, 11:12:04 PM
that would be the same type as they used when Bob Paisley was in charge when he won twenty two trophies in nine years including three European cups i think, not bad balls were they
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 01, 2013, 11:13:07 PM
That's very cruel Bri, even if it is true!    :(    :'( :'(

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on February 02, 2013, 08:36:50 AM
Hugo, I shall do my best to make it up to you and snowcap by supporting you tomorrow afternoon.

I promise.    ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 02, 2013, 06:15:29 PM
Thanks very much Bri,  I'll be wearing my Liverpool scarf over my sky blue shirt so I can't lose either way.    $good$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on February 02, 2013, 10:36:34 PM
as if united need our help, who,s kidding who?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 02, 2013, 10:57:58 PM
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as if united need our help, who,s kidding who?

I'm afraid that the title looks like going to Old Trafford yet again, unless something drastic happens to them in the meantime.
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Post by: Bri Roberts on February 03, 2013, 09:44:29 AM
Liverpool need to win this afternoon to help them get back into Europe next season.  ££$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on February 03, 2013, 07:20:28 PM
what a game so close yet so far,still every bit helps. My son-in-law and grandson are united maniacs so they were happy with the result.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on February 03, 2013, 07:39:38 PM
So was my mate who is an Everton supporter.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on February 03, 2013, 07:45:37 PM
wash your mouth
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on February 03, 2013, 09:11:27 PM
 :-}}}
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 03, 2013, 10:28:41 PM
I'm just glad that it didn't go into extra time as City are at their best then!       D)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 05, 2013, 11:11:05 PM
It's a shame that there has been a lack of trophies in recent times as not so long ago there were 3 good football teams on Merseyside, Liverpool FC,  Liverpool FC reserves and Tranmere Rovers.        :)
Let's hope that things improve soon for the 3 clubs. 
 
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Post by: snowcap on February 06, 2013, 12:13:07 AM
I,m sure there is another one or is Southport to far away
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on February 06, 2013, 08:31:18 AM
55 years.
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Post by: Hugo on February 06, 2013, 09:36:24 AM
So sad and tragic even now. I had been supporting them for a few years before the crash and had a photo of some of the team standing on the steps of the Towers Hotel
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on February 06, 2013, 06:35:32 PM
your right Hugo it was a tragic event , i remember  seeing it on the news on our black and white telly. It was a big shock to all the football fans and  the pain was felt by all who had an ounce of decency about them. it will never be forgoten, for the club will pay there respect when the anniversary date comes around, rightly so.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on February 12, 2013, 08:42:45 AM
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I'm just glad that it didn't go into extra time as City are at their best then!       D)

Brendan Rogers has confessed to driving Chris Huhne's car. He desperately wanted the three points.  ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: mull on February 12, 2013, 08:52:34 AM
Nice one Bri
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Post by: Hugo on February 12, 2013, 10:32:27 AM
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I'm just glad that it didn't go into extra time as City are at their best then!       D)

Brendan Rogers has confessed to driving Chris Huhne's car. He desperately wanted the three points.  ;)

That's awful Bri, wish it wasn't true though.      _))*
Title: Re: Football
Post by: wrex on March 01, 2013, 03:22:17 PM
Wrexham fc are running coaches to Wembley on 24 march for their Trophy final with Grimsby town,the coach will leave Venue Cymru(prom side) at 6 45am,you have to book the bus from Wrexham fc and your match tickets from the ENGLISH FA.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on March 01, 2013, 04:54:15 PM
More useful info.

Kick-off is 3pm.

Coach is £30 for Adults and £20 for children under 16.

Book online at www.wrexhamfc.tv (http://www.wrexhamfc.tv) or phone 01978 262129

For match tickets visit www.thefa.com/tickets (http://www.thefa.com/tickets)   or phone 0844 9800656

wrex will tell you better better but I think match tickets are only £30 each.


Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on March 06, 2013, 07:22:04 PM
Anybody who fancies a Club Wembley experience can do so at a cost of £129 per head.

For that you will receive:

•   A premium match ticket

•   Matchday programme

•   Buffet Lunch

•   Inclusive beer, wine and soft drinks (pre-match and at half time)

To book your place phone either 07921 371766 or 01978 262129.  $walesflag$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on March 06, 2013, 10:20:48 PM
I'm surprised that the Turkish referee didn't book Rio Ferdinand at the end of last night's game at Old Trafford that saw Real Madrid go through to the next round.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21691929 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21691929)
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Post by: hollins on March 16, 2013, 05:41:57 PM
My two favourite birthday presents!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on March 19, 2013, 08:26:18 PM
GOOD LUCK TO WREXHAM ON SUNDAY  Hope they can do the job for us
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bellringer on March 24, 2013, 08:02:19 PM
Congratulations to Wrexham FC -  they won the final of the FA Trophy competition earlier today.

Score was 1 - 1 after extra time with Wrexham winning 4 - 1 on penalties.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on March 24, 2013, 10:12:46 PM
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Congratulations to Wrexham FC -  they won the final of the FA Trophy competition earlier today.

Score was 1 - 1 after extra time with Wrexham winning 4 - 1 on penalties.

A great result for the club and town and well worth their effort after making that journey through all that snow.      $good$     $walesflag$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: viv on March 24, 2013, 11:06:24 PM
so happy for the club and Wrexham itself for getting behind their team. Hope they get promotion!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on March 24, 2013, 11:22:16 PM
always new they could do it well done the robins.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 01, 2013, 02:57:56 PM
FA Cup quarter final replay
     Chelsea 1   v  Man Utd  0

A brilliant goal by Ba ends United's hopes of a league and cup double and  Chelsea now meet Man City in the semi final.   
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on April 01, 2013, 04:11:46 PM
Thank you again Hugo for reminding me of those very disappointing facts! ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on April 01, 2013, 06:07:33 PM
I wondered how long it would take him, Hollins.

I often think Hugo hates United more than he loves his beloved Liverpool.  WWW

Anyway, I wonder what the odds are on Everton finishing higher in the Premiership than his team  by the end of the season?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 01, 2013, 10:22:14 PM
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I often think Hugo hates United more than he loves his beloved Liverpool.  WWW



I love Everton more than I love Utd      ;D
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Post by: Hugo on April 02, 2013, 03:30:34 PM
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Thank you again Hugo for reminding me of those very disappointing facts! ;D

Don't forget to watch the football match on TV tonight.     Paris St Germain  v Barcelona as it should be a good game.

Because of Beckham's suspect fitness there's a rumour going about that PSG intend to bring on Hollins' cardboard cut out and hope that the fans won't notice the difference.  If PSG score, then the real DB will come on and do his customary pose for the cameras on the back of whoever has scored the goal  for PSG.      ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on April 02, 2013, 09:49:22 PM
Hugo, you can go off people you know!
I  got the pilot to hurry me back from Switzerland so that I could watch the match but never mind that, what about the post match interview with the real thing DB!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 02, 2013, 10:29:01 PM
A good game by two good teams and Beckham came across like the gentleman he is.     Don't worry Hollins, he's still got something even at 37!      ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on April 02, 2013, 10:33:57 PM
good game good game, DB not so bad for an old boy, looking forward to the next leg.now then Hugo, no good using Hollins cut out she,s much prettier than DB and not as fat.     
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 03, 2013, 06:29:00 PM
I meant Hollins' cardboard cut out of David Beckham not a cut out of Hollins herself.    :o     
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 07, 2013, 03:42:18 PM
I was reading Saturday's Daily Mirror and couldn't quite believe what I was reading.  The Headline said "COLD TRAFFORD"  and then went on to say that United's bosses have drafted in an acoustic engineer to try to improve the atmosphere when Utd play at Old Trafford.
That's ridiculous as United regularly have over 75,000 people at home matches and are the most successful team too.    It makes one wonder what it would be like if the team were not so successful. 
I know Roy Keane once claimed that "the ground was so quiet because there were too many fans in hospitality boxes and they have a few drinks and prawn sandwiches and don't realise what is going on out on the pitch".   Perhaps Roy was correct after all.

Monday's game at Old Trafford against Man City should however give the home fans something to cheer about though.    United are in superb form and on their way to another Premiership title but City who have the better individual players may make a game of it.  Can Utd win  6-1   to avenge the drubbing they got from City previously?    Anything is possible with Utd so I'll look forward to an exciting game.
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Post by: born2run on April 07, 2013, 03:52:26 PM
Now that the Taylor report has been proved flawed it would be great to get the old terracing back. That would liven premiership grounds up and perhaps drive ticket prices down
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on April 08, 2013, 12:06:41 PM
It certainly would be great to get the terraces back.

The roar from the Stretford End was once measured as louder than a Jumbo Jet taking off.

This sums it up:

http://youtu.be/3LDnX7qsXpM (http://youtu.be/3LDnX7qsXpM)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on April 08, 2013, 12:21:48 PM
Hello, stranger.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Trojan on April 08, 2013, 12:27:21 PM
Hello there Bri  8)

Acoustics engineer?

This is what's needed.....
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Post by: DaveR on April 08, 2013, 12:54:04 PM
The prodigal Trojan returns.....  8) Nice to see you back, mate.  $good$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Merddin Emrys on April 08, 2013, 01:53:55 PM
Yes, welcome back, how long for this time?  ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 08, 2013, 10:19:54 PM
Man Utd 1    Man City 2

Sergio Aguero's superb winner stalled Manchester United's march to the title as Manchester City cut their lead at the Premier League summit to 12 points.

Defending champions City led through James Milner's deflected strike after Ryan Giggs carelessly lost possession.

The home side responded quickly when City skipper Vincent Kompany turned in Phil Jones's wayward header.

But substitute Aguero's driving run and emphatic finish boosted City's faint title hopes with seven games left.  In reality though Utd have the title in the bag
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 14, 2013, 06:02:47 PM
FA Cup  Semi Final
Man City 2  v   Chelsea 1     

A great semi final by two very good teams and a game worthy of the final itself.   Real end to end stuff,  played at a fast pace by two teams with great players on either side.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on April 14, 2013, 06:20:41 PM
Celtic also won a thrilling Scottish cup semi final 4.3 in extra time. $good$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on April 24, 2013, 07:09:09 PM
Hugo has gone quiet on this topic.  &shake&
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on April 24, 2013, 08:42:34 PM
I was thinking the same thing........ ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: mull on April 24, 2013, 09:55:26 PM
If he is a Liverpool fan perhaps he has bitten off more than he can chew.
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Post by: Hugo on April 24, 2013, 10:35:42 PM
I did find it hard to swallow   ;D     but congratulations to Man Utd for winning the title for the 20th time and what a way to do it.    3 goals from Van Persie and the second was a cracker.     
Not the best Utd team by a long way but they played well as a team throughout the season and deserved to win the title.
Apart from Liverpool, I support two other teams and one of them, namely Arsenal are playing Utd this week so I'm hoping that Robin Van Persie is rested for the game or else we could be in trouble.     :(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on April 28, 2013, 09:36:59 PM
Congratulations to both Wrexham and Newport for making it to an all-Welsh Blue Square Bet Premier play-off Final at the home of English football, Wembley Stadium, on 5 May.

By coincidence, it was fifty years ago when I missed school to travel to South Wales and watch Newport draw at home at Somerton Park in the second leg of the Welsh Cup Final to Borough United who had already won the first leg on their own home ground at Nant-y-Coed in Llandudno Junction.

Later that year, I went to Wrexham on a couple of occasions to watch Borough United play early rounds in the European Cup-Winners Cup because their own ground was too small.

As a school kid, I began collecting a scrapbook of all the matches leading up to their successful cup runs and also the fund-raising events to help send the team to Sliema and Bratislavia.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on April 28, 2013, 11:22:34 PM
it,s like a home draw for Wrexham, good luck to both teams , hope it,s a clean fight,  are you going Bri.?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on April 28, 2013, 11:28:01 PM
No, too busy next weekend.

Are you?

Banner of the season today at the Emirates from the United fans, perfectly placed below Arsenal's. 

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on April 28, 2013, 11:31:09 PM
I bet a certain WREX will be attending!

I was just pondering, that now that Cardiff and Swansea are now in the English Premier League, how can they continue to call it that, when 10% of the teams involved are Welsh?  $walesflag$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on April 28, 2013, 11:43:10 PM
Fester, my guess is wrex will find it difficult to choose between Wembley and helping out at the Victorian Extravaganza.  ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on April 28, 2013, 11:54:21 PM
no may go down for the Wigan / City match, Wrex has got the extravaganza that weekend has,nt he?  and fester its like Chester playing for the welsh cup we all have our crosses to bear
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on April 29, 2013, 08:11:03 AM
Also, the The New Saints from Oswestry in England will be representing Wales again next season in the qualifying rounds of the Uefa Champions League.  $walesflag$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on April 29, 2013, 08:18:22 PM
Berwick Rangers play in the Scottish league too
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on May 02, 2013, 10:39:57 PM
Chelsea 3    F C Basel  1

A good comeback in the second half made sure that Chelsea go through to the final of the Europa League Cup and play Benfica in the final

It was a good team display but not quite as good as when they won the Premiership with a record 95 points.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on May 08, 2013, 07:03:30 PM
I was a bit surprised to hear that Sir Alex Ferguson was retiring, but at least he's gone out on the top.   I was looking at Man Utd's record in the Premiership since Sir Alex's team first won the title and it is simply incredible.  The lowest position they have been since then is 3rd and even then it was only a few times but most of the time they were the Champions.
Well done to Sir Alex and it's a record that is unlikely to be equalled again
 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22447018 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22447018)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on May 17, 2013, 08:47:41 AM
Thanks Becksy, you had a great career in football. Maybe won't see the lovely legs so often now but still that smile hopefully!

 :)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on May 17, 2013, 11:27:02 AM
Calm down Hollins     ;D         I thought that he'd given up football years ago.     :o
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on May 18, 2013, 08:05:49 PM
is that Fergie on the TV camera in the first shot
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Post by: Fester on May 18, 2013, 08:11:49 PM
Bradford City FC...... Won the Play Off final at Wembley today......... and are PROMOTED to League One!

Whooo hoo!!!     <:<:<:< _))++ :__)+ +}}{-- +}}{-- $bounce$ $bounce$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on May 18, 2013, 08:17:43 PM
well done bratford
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on July 02, 2013, 11:18:12 PM
Well done to Bala Town this evening in winning 1-0 in the home leg of their First Leg of the First Round Qualifying of the Europa League.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on July 18, 2013, 07:59:14 PM
Wayne Rooney is to join Chelsea on Tuesday after wife Coleen agreed personal terms with John Terry last night and twice again this morning!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on July 24, 2013, 03:03:16 PM
James Alexander Gordon, one of the most recognisable voices in British broadcasting, is to retire from his role reading the classified football results on BBC radio.

He recently had surgery to remove his larynx after being diagnosed with cancer and his voice is no longer strong enough to broadcast.

"It's with great sorrow that I have to give up the most exciting part of my career, the classified football results," said the 77-year-old Scot. "They have been my life."

Richard Burgess, head of BBC Radio Sport, described Gordon as a "broadcasting legend", while Mark Pougatch, presenter of Radio 5 live Sport, said: "Even people who don't really even like football knew who James was, even if they didn't realise it."

Gordon began reading the classified results in 1973.

His distinctive Scottish accent and unique style attracted an army of followers, including comedian Eric Morecambe.

Gordon even had a Cornwall-based fan club and still receives tens of letters every week, with a large proportion coming from members of the British Armed Forces serving their country across the world.

Born in Edinburgh in 1936, Gordon, who contracted polio when he was six months old and spent a lot of his childhood in hospital, worked in the music business before joining radio, promoting the likes of Bert Kaempfert and James Last.

In 1972, he joined the BBC, reading the news and presenting various programmes on Radio 2 - even Newsbeat on Radio 1 - before his break came reading the classified football results.

"I was terrified at first, but I put my heart and soul into it and have loved it ever since," said Gordon, who lives in Berkshire and is married to Julia, with a son, David, and grandchildren, Molly and Martha.

"Such fun getting it right. The most important thing, though, has been making it exciting for the listener. "

"I want to thank my producer of some 30 years, Audrey Adams, whose love of sport and determination to get it right has made all the difference. "

"How proud I am that I have served the very best of BBC radio sport, albeit in a small way with the classifieds, and I know that the great team will continue to present the best in radio sport coverage."

Pougatch commented: "Such was his unique style of reading the classifieds, his wonderful inflections and stresses, that even non-believers of the sport knew the result after the home team's score.

"Nobody else will be able to say 'Wolverhampton Wanderers' with quite such mellifluous tones."
Burgess added: "This is desperately sad news for everyone at BBC Sport and we know our sadness will be shared by many millions of listeners.

"For so many of us, James has been a mainstay in our lives - a reassuring and reliable presence every week.

"It's not an exaggeration to say that Saturdays at 5pm will never be the same again without the warm, melodious sound of his voice, just after the Sports Report theme on BBC Radio 5 live."
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on July 24, 2013, 04:34:28 PM
Arsenal's offer of £40,000,001 for Suarez has been turned down by Liverpool.   That's a lot of money to reject and also a big bite out of Arsenal's spending fund.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: SDQ on July 24, 2013, 04:59:07 PM
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Arsenal's offer of £40,000,001 for Suarez has been turned down by Liverpool.   That's a lot of money to reject and also a big bite out of Arsenal's spending fund.


Arsene Wenger has stated the bid of £40m plus £1 for Suarez isn't true.
The extra £1 was in fact for Stewart Downing,
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on July 25, 2013, 01:12:22 AM
Ha ha.... yes, he's rubbish isn't he.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on September 01, 2013, 04:54:55 PM
I have had to post in the wrestling topic   :o as I cannot possibly comment on the football!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on November 25, 2013, 10:13:36 AM
Manchester United have today confirmed that former Reds centre-back Bill Foulkes has died at the age of 81.

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Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on November 29, 2013, 08:58:10 AM
Happy Birthday, Ryan Giggs.  $walesflag$

40 today. +}}{--
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on November 29, 2013, 11:42:38 PM
He will go down in football history as one of the best players the world has ever seen, If he had chosen England instead of Wales he would have been worshiped everywhere thank god he chose to play for us I just hope he gets the Knighthood he deserves the same as Bobby Charlton.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on January 08, 2014, 02:56:13 PM
Football
David Moyes


The Football Association is investigating Manchester United manager David Moyes' latest outburst against referees following his side's 2-1 Capital One Cup defeat by Sunderland.

Moyes says United are "beginning to laugh at referees" for their "terrible" decisions following a third successive loss. An FA spokesman says: "We are looking into David Moyes' comments to the media following the match at Sunderland."

They are changing tactics for the return match at Old Trafford so they should go through to the Capital One Cup Final and it may be an all Manchester Final if City get through.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on January 08, 2014, 10:24:56 PM
Man City  6  -  West Ham  0

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/25565606 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/25565606)

The possibility of an all Manchester Cup Final has taken a step nearer but not everyone is pleased.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on January 19, 2014, 11:16:52 PM
Chelsea  3    Man Utd 1

I've just watched the game on MOTD and it's a shame that Utd's two best players were out with injuries as it could have been a closer game.
Vidic was sent off with a straight red card but Raphael should have gone too as his foul was potentially more dangerous than Vidic's.
One thing I can't understand about the modern game is set pieces in the penalty area where the defenders have their arms wrapped around their opponents.  Both sides do it but one in particular stood out and that was when Rafael had Eto'o in a bear hug but thankfully it didn't stop Eto'o from scoring his third goal.
If this was done in any other area of the field apart from the penalty area then a free kick would be given for the foul so why don't referee's get tougher on these tactics.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on January 19, 2014, 11:54:37 PM
we would have nothing to cry about if the ref,s gave the penalty,s that they should give during a match. when they  give a card to the players that make the card giving gesture to the ref.after a foul is  committed i,ll know they are in charge and know what they are doing. one can only live in hope
Title: Re: Football
Post by: norman08 on January 20, 2014, 09:56:57 AM
as you know i couldn,t support utd lol ,but vidic was a yellow but raphael was a red , once these refs start giving the pens maybe the holding will stop ,most of these overpaid players would,nt have lasted yrs ago
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on January 20, 2014, 10:47:19 AM
You're correct Norman and the pundits on MOTD would agree with you.   Vidic a yellow card and Raphael a straight red card.
Those clinches in the penalty area should be stopped as they spoil the game as a spectator sport.
Wouldn't have happened in our day Norman and I must apologise belatedly for all those bruises I inflicted on you when we thrashed you on Cwm Place field years ago.     ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Yorkie on January 20, 2014, 11:58:02 AM
Personally, I think Football should be a  NON-CONTACT SPORT.  Then we may see some actual skills using the foot, which is, after all, what it was supposed to be.
 $walesflag$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dwyforite on January 20, 2014, 12:45:02 PM
I second that,lets get rid of the divas and divers which is a form of cheating
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on January 20, 2014, 01:07:37 PM
I'll third that Dwyforite, there's too much cheating going on.      It was nice catching up with you at Andy's Tyres in Junction a few months ago,  I can't remember if you played football when we lived on the estate all those years ago.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Quiggs on January 20, 2014, 01:56:50 PM
I've heard that Oxfam have put out an appeal,  Please Please no more Man. Unt. Football Shirts.   :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on January 22, 2014, 10:35:46 PM
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I've heard that Oxfam have put out an appeal,  Please Please no more Man. Unt. Football Shirts.   :D

There will be more shirts coming tomorrow as Sunderland have won the semi final of the Capital Cup and now Sunderland face Man City in the final.
At least Man Utd   are still in the Champions league.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on January 23, 2014, 08:54:22 AM
The Champions League is my favourite competition. I will be so disappointed if they don't make it next year. Still it is good to have different teams going for the Premiership and in a much closer battle for points.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on January 23, 2014, 10:49:56 AM
Football's a funny old game Hollins,  United romped home in the Premiership last year with the same players as they have this year and yet this year they will be lucky if they finish in the top 6.
The Premiership is more competitive this year and in some ways it's a good thing.
I like the Champions League myself but in some ways I think it has been devalued since it started out.   It was originally a competition between the Champions of each country and the winners would be the outright champions of Europe but now the runners up etc in each country are allowed to play in it so I don't see the point of it other than for its commercial value.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Quiggs on January 23, 2014, 05:04:41 PM
David Moyes has promised Manchester United Supporters that they will be in a major European Competition next year......
      Even if he has to write the song himself.     :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on February 08, 2014, 01:27:14 PM
Watching Saturday afternoon sport. Think I may have drunk too much wine with my lunch!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 08, 2014, 03:02:26 PM
Go easy on the wine as they've scored another      ;D    shame they didn't have a clean sheet as the goal difference is only the same as when they beat Everton!        :D 
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 08, 2014, 03:14:11 PM
On second thoughts Hollins,  I don't blame you for having a tipple or two ZXZ       

What with Nemanja Vidic going at the end of the season, Patrice Evra too and Rio Ferdinand going ( his legs have gone already though) and the allegations that Van Persie is unhappy there,   it's enough to turn any supporter to drink.      Z** Z**

At least Ryan Giggs is still staying there.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on February 08, 2014, 03:30:11 PM
 :'(
 :'(
 :'(


I am going to have to support Miami!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 08, 2014, 03:48:38 PM
I wonder why?         :o
Title: Re: Football
Post by: rhuddlan on February 08, 2014, 09:15:19 PM
As a one time football referee, I think its Ok for me to to suggest that a better option is to watch a proper game like Rugby!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 08, 2014, 11:20:25 PM
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As a one time football referee, I think its Ok for me to to suggest that a better option is to watch a proper game like Rugby!

Did they sponsor you too when you were a ref   Rhuddlan?     
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Pendragon on February 19, 2014, 09:56:09 PM
My little Stevie G...........I'll stop it now hehe
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on February 24, 2014, 11:43:42 AM
Andy Morrell quits as Manager of Wrexham AFC by 'mutual consent'.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 25, 2014, 09:41:42 PM
Olympiakos 2   Man Utd  0

Utd were beaten by the better team on the night but may be able to overcome their deficit at Old Trafford in 3 weeks time.  The selection of 3 of the back four Evra, Vidic  and Ferdinand are all leaving at the end of the season so it will be difficult to replace them with quality players.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on March 02, 2014, 06:17:17 PM
Capital One Cup Final

Man City 3    Sunderland 1

A good come back by City to win their first trophy of the season         $good$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on March 04, 2014, 03:33:45 PM
Liverpool Football Club lost almost £50m in 2012-13, but believes it is heading in the correct commercial direction.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on March 06, 2014, 11:16:35 AM
Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic will join Inter Milan on a free transfer in the summer.

The Serie A giants have confirmed the 32-year-old centre-back has signed for them, although they have not revealed the length of contract.    Serbian international Vidic confirmed his intention to end an eight-and-a-half-year stay at United last month.
He joined the club in 2006, and has made over 200 appearances, helping them to five Premier League titles.
Like United, Inter look certain to miss out on qualification for next season's Champions League. They are currently fifth in Serie A, 11 points behind third-place Napoli

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on March 14, 2014, 09:23:52 PM
The Manchester City team, playing against Barcelona in the last 3 weeks reminded me a lot of Oscar Pistorius.

They lost both legs, but still got four shots on target!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Big Alan on March 16, 2014, 04:43:33 PM
Mancs are quiet today!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on March 16, 2014, 06:17:17 PM
Man Utd  0    Liverpool 3

"It was one of the most comprehensive away performances at Old Trafford for many years. Liverpool absolutely battered them in all areas and United looked like strangers. Make no bones about it, it could have been six or seven, Liverpool's movement was so good.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on March 25, 2014, 06:34:08 PM
Man Utd    V    Man City

After Rooney's wonder goal this weekend hopefully tonights big game will live up to expectations.

Here are some other great goals too.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on March 25, 2014, 10:40:56 PM
Man Utd  0   Man City 3

Manchester City move second in the Premier League with a 3-0 derby victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on March 30, 2014, 11:06:13 PM
The Premiership is wide open at the moment with the top teams apart from Liverpool dropping points.   Man City have games in hand but there are some tough games ahead for all the top 4 clubs.
Man Utd had a great 4 - 1 win over Aston Villa in their mid table clash
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on March 31, 2014, 08:16:57 PM
see the cream as come to the top at last
Title: Re: Football
Post by: norman08 on March 31, 2014, 08:41:51 PM
hugo everton are not dropping points not a mention of them ,that cream on top now is sour  _))*
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on March 31, 2014, 10:41:41 PM
Norman, I have been very impressed with Everton this year and they had a great win over the weekend and deserve to be in the top 6.
I must give David Moyes the credit though for turning Everton from the 5th best team on Merseyside to the 3rd best team,  behind Liverpool FC  and Liverpool FC Reserves  of course      ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on March 31, 2014, 10:56:07 PM
as a football supporter I hope everton do get t he fourth spot and into Europe the young  scousers deserve to have a  look at how it used to be in the old days
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 08, 2014, 09:40:58 PM
Chelsea 2    PSG   0

Chelsea go through on away goals and are now in the last 4 of the Champions League Cup.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on April 09, 2014, 01:41:20 PM
I enjoyed that match but not sure I am going to be saying the same about tonight's.
I think I will be watching through my fingers and in need of a brandy!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 09, 2014, 02:59:02 PM
You need to make  that a large one Hollins!        ;)     

I'll just settle for a beer but I hope that in the excitement I don't spill the beer over my new football shirt!        Z**
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 09, 2014, 10:02:24 PM
Bayern Munich 3    Man Utd  1       Agg  4-2   


Evra put Utd into the lead but Bayern came back with 3 goals to knock Utd out of the Champions League Cup.   
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 09, 2014, 10:29:38 PM
I've just seen Evra's goal and it was a real cracker but unfortunately the lead only lasted for less than a minute.   A rematch with Chelsea in the final would have been a great game but sadly  it hasn't happened
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on April 12, 2014, 07:30:26 PM
There's plenty of blue and white up there now mull!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: mull on April 13, 2014, 11:41:58 AM
The one in the middle.........Life is good .

Let us hope the other 2 have a good day.

"Evertonians are born not manufactured "
Title: Re: Football
Post by: norman08 on April 13, 2014, 04:53:56 PM
evertonians are chosen mull , brilliant atmosphere at sunderland yesterday.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 13, 2014, 05:10:59 PM
Liverpool 3    Man City 2

Liverpool took a huge step towards winning the Premier League title by beating Manchester City at Anfield     Four games to go and 4 points ahead of Chelsea.
Everton moved into 4th position after their win yesterday, overtaking  Arsenal who are now in 5th position
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 13, 2014, 07:03:45 PM
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Liverpool 3    Man City 2

Liverpool took a huge step towards winning the Premier League title by beating Manchester City at Anfield     Four games to go and 4 points ahead of Chelsea.
Everton moved into 4th position after their win yesterday, overtaking  Arsenal who are now in 5th position

 :-}}} $booboo$         Swansea 0     Chelsea 1       so Liverpool are only 2 points ahead of Chelsea with both teams having 4 games to play.    It'll be a close thing at the top unlike last season when Man Utd walked it in the end.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on April 13, 2014, 09:08:52 PM
the cream is not for turning I say
Title: Re: Football
Post by: mull on April 13, 2014, 09:46:04 PM
Wow

How do Liverpool get away without penalties being awarded against them ? Todays where blatant, something wrong somewhere.
If it was the other way they would have been given.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 13, 2014, 10:15:46 PM
Calm down Mull,  they didn't get a penalty did they,  when they beat Everton 4-0  at Anfield in January.   ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: mull on April 14, 2014, 10:49:02 AM
No problem with the 4-0 result, Everton were poor that night.

Yesterday the tackle by Sakho on Dzeko at the end of the first half and the punch clear by Skirtal at the end of the second half were both blatant penalties and I am sure if they had been the other way round, would have been given.

Ref Clattenburgh has got history as far as I am concerned.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 14, 2014, 11:09:42 AM
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No problem with the 4-0 result, Everton were poor that night.

Yesterday the tackle by Sakho on Dzeko at the end of the first half and the punch clear by Skirtal at the end of the second half were both blatant penalties and I am sure if they had been the other way round, would have been given.

Ref Clattenburgh has got history as far as I am concerned.

You are correct of course Mull and they were definite penalties but you've also forgotten to mention the blatant foul on Suarez by Kompany.  No ifs or buts, it was a definite penalty and probably wasn't given because of Suarez' reputation for diving.
As regards Everton, they were poor at Anfield but I had a look at them closely in another game and was very impressed with them. Their defensive formation was excellent and up front Lukaku was creating all sorts of problems.   They are a good club with a very good team now and it's nice to see them up there with the best.
A few years ago though they were very poor so bad even that my cousin Norman08 could have had a game for them and that's saying something!      ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Big Alan on April 15, 2014, 10:47:34 AM
God bless the 96. There but for the grace of God go I. Justice is coming, 96 candles burn bright. YNWA
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on April 16, 2014, 09:36:52 PM
Indeed Big Al, 
I well remember being at a football match on that very day, in the time before mobile phones.
As news began to filter through, via people's radios, the mood turned from inquisitive, to shocked, to upset in a quick time.

As you say, there but for the grace of God go I.  as I have been crushed in many frightening crowds in my life.

At rock concerts and football matches, I have often been close to unconsciousness because of the pressure,  those poor souls succumbed and caused heartbreak to so many families.   

God bless.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on April 17, 2014, 09:49:29 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qS-OFRYP0Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qS-OFRYP0Q)


How I wish Gareth Bale would come back and play in the UK again.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 18, 2014, 07:32:40 PM
Thanks for posting that link Hollins, what an incredible goal.      Bale on one side of the field and Ronaldo on the other it's a pleasure to watch them playing.
Spurs are certainly missing him this year.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 18, 2014, 10:48:30 PM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/manchester-united-singing-section-turfs-3424865#.U1GcPCtv76I.email (http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/manchester-united-singing-section-turfs-3424865#.U1GcPCtv76I.email)

What's all this nonsense about?    As Roy Keane would probably say you can't sing and eat prawn sandwiches at the same time!
Not the best way though, to treat any genuine supporters
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on April 19, 2014, 12:16:53 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qS-OFRYP0Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qS-OFRYP0Q)


How I wish Gareth Bale would come back and play in the UK again.

Great close control, and what a turn of pace!   
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 20, 2014, 06:14:28 PM
Norwich 2  Liverpool  3        Hull 0    Arsenal 3         Everton 2  Man Utd  0

The top teams all won their games today against the lower opposition.
Liverpool strengthened their position at the top and next week's home game against Chelsea should be a really tense thriller.
With a prelude to the FA Cup Final,  Arsenal convincingly beat Hull but the FA Cup Final could be a different game.
Everton's good form continued in their quest for the 4th spot and gave Utd nothing to sing about today.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Big Alan on April 20, 2014, 06:51:58 PM
And now yer gonna believe us?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 21, 2014, 10:20:24 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26352231 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26352231)

Man Utd silent on Moyes future
Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on April 22, 2014, 11:10:24 AM
SACKED  ££$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on April 22, 2014, 11:21:44 AM
Who would believe it was less than two years ago that Liverpool sacked Kenny Dalglish after finishing eighth in the Premier League?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 22, 2014, 09:00:19 PM
A new Manager and a new team together with a new singing section may make all the difference next season for Utd




Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 23, 2014, 08:28:34 PM
I don't think that they will need this any more now that the club is in the safe hands of Ryan Giggs
Title: Re: Football
Post by: stefos on May 09, 2014, 10:16:56 PM
Presented to local female footballer (Liverpool & Wales) during World Cup qualifier V Montenegro -  Thurs 8th (4-0)   $walesflag$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on May 13, 2014, 09:16:43 PM
This time last year I was taking photos of the remains of red streamers but today it was pale blue ones.
 :(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on May 13, 2014, 09:44:55 PM
hope it,s red ones off the liver building next year, if it is will you try and get me on it please
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on May 13, 2014, 09:46:23 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on May 24, 2014, 10:24:07 PM
A great goal from Bale.
 $walesflag$ can be very proud of him.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on May 24, 2014, 10:45:29 PM
nice to see him holding up the cup over his head with the wales flag wrapped around his waist
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on June 23, 2014, 05:34:01 PM
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Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on June 27, 2014, 08:34:04 AM
People are queuing up to get their photos taken with the Suarez adverts on the Copacabana
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on June 27, 2014, 10:41:17 PM
Liverpool should get in touch with Anthony Hopkins and see if he has finished with that mask.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on June 30, 2014, 08:44:42 PM
Anyone seen the Gareth Bale advert for BT Sport? Which pier is that filmed on?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on June 30, 2014, 09:04:01 PM
Probably somewhere down south like Penarth, I would guess.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on July 15, 2014, 02:51:33 PM
Germany - World Champions 2014. $good$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on July 15, 2014, 11:33:33 PM
the best team in the com petion won and they deserved to so, they will be more than welcome back to Brazil even if they did humiliate there national team, all due to the way they showed there respect to the people of Brazil.  Lets hope our home countries can emulate them in the future but i doubt it
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on July 26, 2014, 09:09:44 AM
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Probably somewhere down south like Penarth, I would guess.


You were right Bri.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-28480279 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-28480279)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on August 02, 2014, 06:12:23 PM
FULL TIME: Rhyl 1-0 Man City.  :o
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on September 16, 2014, 09:18:45 PM
Finally made it to the National Football Museum in Manchester.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on September 21, 2014, 05:51:28 PM
Leicester 5    Man Utd  3

This was a cracking game and I'll have to watch it tonight on MOTD       With all their new signings and new manager it won't be long before Utd gel together and get up the Premiership table.   With Christiano Ronaldo wanting to return to Utd, this season could get very interesting.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: SteveH on September 22, 2014, 01:07:24 PM
Fifa ExCo member: 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/sep/22/fifa-qatar-2022-world-cup-theo-zwanziger?utm_content=bufferde92c&utm_medium=social&utm_sourc (http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/sep/22/fifa-qatar-2022-world-cup-theo-zwanziger?utm_content=bufferde92c&utm_medium=social&utm_sourc)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on September 22, 2014, 05:05:30 PM
Does that mean that the bribe money will have to be refunded?     ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on October 13, 2014, 10:38:38 PM
Well done Wales 7 points out of 9 in the start of the qualification, top of the group, 2-1 win tonight with only 10 men for most of the second half.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: SteveH on October 16, 2014, 09:59:07 AM
Ryan Giggs presents Llandudno school with national award
Ysgol Tudno has been rewarded for its approach to football coaching by winning School of the Year at the FAW Community Awards, and were presented their award by Wales and Manchester United legend, Ryan Giggs.
http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/139480/ryan-giggs-presents-llandudno-school-with-national-award.aspx (http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/139480/ryan-giggs-presents-llandudno-school-with-national-award.aspx)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on October 16, 2014, 12:15:53 PM
AND it's the 3 towns Derby this weekend

Conwy Borough v Llandudno

 $walesflag$

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/llandudno/ (http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/llandudno/)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: SteveH on October 20, 2014, 12:48:35 PM
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AND it's the 3 towns Derby this weekend
Conwy Borough v Llandudno
http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/llandudno/ (http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/llandudno/)

FOOTBALL: Llandudno claim derby day bragging rights over ten man Conwy Borough

LLANDUDNO staged a remarkable comeback to claim derby day bragging rights with a 3-2 win at Conwy Borough.

Alan Morgan’s men came from two goals down to grab the three points from Borough, who played with ten men for over an hour.
Saturday’s clash between two of the promotion hopefuls in the Huws Gray Alliance was a feisty affair, and the hosts ook the lead on 18 minutes when debutant Aaron Rey fired home past stand-in keeper Lee Thomas.

http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/sport/139610/football-llandudno-claim-derby-day-bragging-rights-over-ten-man-conwy-borough.aspx (http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/sport/139610/football-llandudno-claim-derby-day-bragging-rights-over-ten-man-conwy-borough.aspx)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on October 20, 2014, 01:46:35 PM
AND we didn't even have a goalkeeper!!  $walesflag$ DUDNO FOR THE WELSH PREMIER $good$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on October 20, 2014, 07:27:22 PM
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AND we didn't even have a goalkeeper!!  $walesflag$ DUDNO FOR THE WELSH PREMIER $good$

Were you at the match B2R?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Yorkie on October 20, 2014, 08:07:25 PM
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AND we didn't even have a goalkeeper!!  $walesflag$ DUDNO FOR THE WELSH PREMIER $good$

Were you at the match B2R?

Dont you have a link you can point us to Fester?  Seems to be the order of the forum nowadays!   _))*
Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on October 21, 2014, 10:15:52 AM
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AND we didn't even have a goalkeeper!!  $walesflag$ DUDNO FOR THE WELSH PREMIER $good$

Were you at the match B2R?

I was protesting in London, otherwise I would have been.
Title: Re: Football Cannabis lamps
Post by: SteveH on October 21, 2014, 04:39:18 PM
This brought a smile to my face...out of area but.....
Cannabis lamps used by football club on Rochdale pitch
Heat lamps seized by police in raids on cannabis farms are being used to cultivate the grass at Rochdale's football pitch in Greater Manchester.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-29705681 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-29705681)                $good$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on October 21, 2014, 04:49:49 PM
I think Rochdale are quite HIGH in the table  ££$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on October 21, 2014, 04:51:42 PM
I see the groundsman has put a sign near it 'Keep of the Grass'  $good$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on October 21, 2014, 04:52:49 PM
"He said the idea came about after discovering Notts County FC had used confiscated lamps"

I see this is a joint endeavour  $good$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on October 21, 2014, 04:54:33 PM
rumours abound they are going to change their name to Roachdale  $thanx$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: SteveH on October 21, 2014, 05:13:24 PM
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: $good$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on October 22, 2014, 10:22:49 AM
I'm here all week 8)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on November 16, 2014, 10:53:17 PM
Congratulations to Wales national football team..... they scrapped and battled to a fantastic 0-0 draw in Belgium tonight.
They are unbeaten after 4 games, and are playing better than they have in 30 odd years.  $walesflag$ $walesflag$

Belgium might not sound like a top side, but they are a powerhouse these days, every player a Premier league star with top clubs.  It was one hell of an achievement.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on November 29, 2014, 03:34:27 PM
Hooray, one nil but watch them lose when I can watch it live!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on November 29, 2014, 04:01:51 PM
Rooney 2-0.  ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on November 29, 2014, 04:05:02 PM
Good goal too!  :)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on December 18, 2014, 09:21:58 AM
Michael Garcia's resignation statement

After a long battle with Fifa over their refusal to publish his report on corruption in World Cup bids, Michael Garcia has walked out from his role as independent ethics investigator
     
Michael Garcia's resignation statement followed a final refusal from Fifa to publish details of his enquiry


"For the first two years after my July 2012 appointment as independent Chairman of the FIFA Ethics Committee’s Investigatory Chamber, I felt that the Ethics Committee was making real progress in advancing ethics enforcement at FIFA. In recent months, that changed.

On September 5, 2014, I and Cornel Borbely, the Deputy Chair of the Investigatory Chamber, sent a “Report on the Inquiry into the 2018/2022 Fifa World Cup Bidding Process” (the “Report”) to the Fifa Ethics Committee’s Adjudicatory Chamber. The Report identified serious and wide-ranging issues with the bidding and selection process. (Mr. Borbely also filed separate reports from his inquiries into the activities of the bid teams from Russia and the United States.)

Soon after, the Chairman of the Adjudicatory Chamber, Hans-Joachim Eckert, indicated publicly that only limited information from the Report would be made public. Concerned that insufficient transparency would not serve Fifa’s interests, I issued a public statement calling on the Fifa Executive Committee to authorize the appropriate publication of the Report. The Executive Committee took no action on this subject during its September 2014 meetings — other than to refer me to the Fifa Disciplinary Committee for allegedly violating the Code of Ethics through my public comments, namely, my public request that the Executive Committee authorize appropriate publication of the Report and the on-the-record statement Mr. Borbely and I released concerning watches given to certain football officials. The Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee, Claudio Sulser, ultimately rejected the Executive Committee’s referral.

On November 13, 2014, Mr. Eckert issued a 42-page “Statement of the Chairman of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the Fifa Ethics Committee on the Report on the Inquiry into the 2018/2022 Fifa World Cup Bidding Process prepared by the Investigatory Chamber of the Fifa Ethics Committee” (the “Eckert Decision”). In a cover letter, Mr. Eckert described the statement as his “findings, including certain descriptions of the contents of the Investigatory Chamber’s report.”

The issues raised by Mr. Eckert’s selection and omission of material from the Report, and his additional comments, went far beyond the initial transparency concerns. As my public statement at the time explained, the Eckert Decision contained “numerous materially incomplete and erroneous representations of facts and conclusions.” Accordingly, I appealed.

A brief I filed with the Fifa Appeal Committee on November 24, 2014, outlined the Eckert Decision’s most serious failings. Among other points, the brief explained why, when viewed in the context of the Report it purported to summarize, no principled approach could justify the Eckert Decision’s edits, omissions, and additions.

Yesterday’s decision by the Appeal Committee declined to address these points. Instead, the Appeal Committee rejected my appeal on procedural grounds, concluding that “it is not necessary for the Fifa Appeals Committee to enter into considerations on the substance of the appeal.” The Appeal Committee found that the Eckert Decision was “merely a personal opinion on the Report” and had “no legally binding effect whatsoever.” It reached this conclusion even though, under Article 36 of the Code of Ethics, only “final decisions” may be made public, as the Eckert Decision, which was published on Fifa’s website, obviously was. The Appeal Committee also overlooked the Eckert Decision’s self-described “findings,” including one stating that “the evaluation of the 2018/2022 Fifa World Cups bidding process is closed for the Fifa Ethics Committee.” Fifa President Blatter recently reaffirmed that “finding” during an interview published by Fifa, stating: “Furthermore, there is no change to Judge Eckert’s statement that the investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 Fifa World Cups is concluded.”

I disagree with the Appeal Committee’s decision.

It now appears that, at least for the foreseeable future, the Eckert Decision will stand as the final word on the 2018/2022 Fifa World Cup bidding process. While the Appeal Committee’s decision notes that further appeal may be taken to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, I have concluded that such a course of action would not be practicable in this case. No independent governance committee, investigator, or arbitration panel can change the culture of an organization. And while the November 13, 2014, Eckert Decision made me lose confidence in the independence of the Adjudicatory Chamber, it is the lack of leadership on these issues within Fifa that leads me to conclude that my role in this process is at an end.

Accordingly, effective today, December 17, 2014, I am resigning as independent Chairman of the Investigatory Chamber of the Fifa Ethics Committee."
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on January 05, 2015, 01:27:22 PM
FRANK Sinclair has resigned as manager of Colwyn Bay Football Club after 23 months in-charge.

The 43-year-old relinquished his position following Sunday’s 5-0 defeat at the hands of Boston United, a result that leaves the Seagulls in 15th place in the Vanarama Conference North standings.
Sinclair said: “It’s a sad day for me because I feel a big part of this club and it has been a pleasure working here, but I just feel I’ve taken the team as far as I possibly can.

“I wanted to build on last season and finish in the top ten this year, but it has been very difficult because of the unexpected departure of so many players in the summer.

“I tried to get together a group as good as I could and then look to improve as we went along, but it has come to stage now where I think it is better for the club that they look at somebody else with new ideas and contacts to bring players to the football club.

“The big period for me was November when we didn’t get the points we needed to get us through a tough December and I knew then I was up against it.

“But I feel I can I walk away with my head held high because I’ve given it the best I possibly could.”

Also leaving the club is coach Ade Akinbiyi, and board members will be meeting on Monday to discuss a successor, with assistant boss Gus Williams likely to be given the role on a temporary basis.

Sinclair took charge for 95 games over a period spanning two years, while also appearing 71 times as a player, scoring eight goals.

His most memorable moment at the helm came at the end of the 2012/13 season, where he guided Bay to six wins in a row to avoid relegation.

“I’ve done some things right and some things wrong, but I am very proud that when I first took the job I was able to turn things round from a desperate situation to win six games in a row at the end of that season and avoid relegation,” added Sinclair.

“I’ve had some high moments in my career, but that is something I will remember for the rest of my life.”

“I would like to thank everybody behind the scenes at the club who have made my stay so enjoyable, from Shelley and her staff who make the food right through to the three chairman I have served under, Bob Paton, Dave Messom and Dave Titchiner, who have been superb."

The former Chelsea, Leicester City and Wrexham defender now plans to concentrate on his media career, but refused to rule out a return to coaching “at some point” in the future.

Colwyn Bay chairman Dave Tichiner, said: “To have someone of Frank’s celebrity status here, along with Ade, has been fantastic for the club and put us on the map in many ways.

“We thank them for all the work and effort they have put in.”

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on January 05, 2015, 11:04:40 PM
I watched Sinclair many times, as he played for Huddersfield Town after his Chelsea and Leicester days.
A very classy player, and hard as nails too.

Colwyn Bay FC will find it hard to recruit such a high profile, and experienced team as Sinclair and Akinbiyi ever again.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on January 11, 2015, 04:53:44 AM
Cardiff City will probably sell more shirts this January than any other club.

Vincent Tan is a marketing genius.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on February 06, 2015, 11:29:36 AM
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Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on February 06, 2015, 12:14:43 PM
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I watched Sinclair many times, as he played for Huddersfield Town after his Chelsea and Leicester days.
A very classy player, and hard as nails too.

Colwyn Bay FC will find it hard to recruit such a high profile, and experienced team as Sinclair and Akinbiyi ever again.

Given they have one of the worst attendance records in the league they don't deserve to recruit anyone of that standard. If people won't get of their collective arses and watch a local game then don't expect to have a good local team.

Sky sports has a lot to answer for. $angry$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 06, 2015, 12:48:10 PM
No words needed there Bri,  such a tragedy that I still remember very clearly and it was 57 years ago, so sad.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 16, 2015, 04:49:21 PM
Bradford City 2  Sunderland 0

Another good win for Bradford, hope they get a good draw in the next round.      I'll be watching Preston V Utd on TV tonight but I don't think that there will be another giant killing result there.     Utd should be too strong for Preston but anything is possible in the FA Cup.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on February 16, 2015, 05:13:47 PM
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Bradford City 2  Sunderland 0
     Utd should be too strong for Preston but anything is possible in the FA Cup.


SHOULD being the operative word. I'm thinking 1st leg against Cambridge!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 16, 2015, 07:43:15 PM
Hope that you enjoy watching the game wherever you are tonight.    I've got some bottles beside me so I'm looking forward to watching a good match .

FA Cup Draw for the next round is
Liverpool    v    Blackburn Rovers
Bradford City V     Reading
Preston North End or Utd   V  Arsenal
Aston Villa V    WBA
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on February 16, 2015, 08:52:51 PM
Uh oh.....bottles for you. Brandy for me.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 16, 2015, 09:08:39 PM
Preston North End 1    Man Utd  1

Latest score,  Z**
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 16, 2015, 09:39:29 PM
Preston North End  1   Man Utd  3

A good win by Utd after a shaky start.   $good$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: norman08 on February 16, 2015, 09:47:00 PM
Where is the dislike button 😂
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on March 09, 2015, 09:43:44 PM
Man Utd  1     Arsenal  2


A very exciting and typical FA cup match and a winning goal by Danny Wellbeck sealed it.   The ref had a very good game too.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on March 18, 2015, 11:29:48 AM
http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/llandudno/news/come-on-down-1398019.html (http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/llandudno/news/come-on-down-1398019.html)

GET OFF YOUR ARMCHAIRS AND GET TO MAESDU  $walesflag$
Title: Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
Post by: Fester on March 20, 2015, 11:13:14 PM
I can see the headline now.... ''Ten Man Tudno, ECLIPSED by dodgy Denbigh''

That was the story of the match.
Denbigh were unable to hold the ball in midfield, Tudno had loads of chances and were dominant.
It was 2-1 to Llandudno at half time.

But then DISASTER!   Llandudno's striker was sent off, and then Denbigh equalised, and probably could have won it near the end.

It ended in a 2-2 draw, which means that Tudno need one point from 2 remaining games I think.

It was nice to see Wrex, Born to Run, PC Mike Smith and many other familiar faces at Maesdu tonight.
Title: Re: Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
Post by: wrex on March 21, 2015, 07:11:38 AM
It was nice to see you too Fester,i told my fair lady that the manager should get the striker off as soon as he got the first yellow,sure enought he got the second,gutted,anyway depending on results today we at the moment still need 2 points so we have two very nervous games ahead,unless both teams chasing us lose today we r up.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on March 23, 2015, 11:12:34 AM
Holyhead might well do us a favour tomorrow night  $good$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on March 29, 2015, 01:21:29 PM
The Mighty Llandudno FC are now officially in the Welsh Premier League... (as Wrex mentioned elsewhere)

This is fantastic news, and I really hope that crowds and revenues pick up for Tudno next season.

 $walesflag$ +}}{-- _))++ &well& &well&
Title: Re: Football
Post by: norman08 on March 29, 2015, 03:22:27 PM
Llandudno u16 s academy have just beat Haverfordwest west  in Cardiff to become welsh champions well done to the lads .
Title: Re: Football
Post by: SDQ on May 29, 2015, 07:59:41 PM
Congratulations Sepp Blatter!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: SteveH on July 22, 2015, 01:17:36 PM
Llandudno FC announce historic sponsorship deal with hotel developers

LLANDUDNO Football Club has announced a major sponsorship deal ahead of the coming season.

The Maesdu Park club, currently in preparations for their first ever season in the Welsh Premier League, have reached an agreement with MBi Developments, a move that continues the company’s investment in the town.

The long term partnership includes the stadium naming rights, cross development opportunities and the club will now be known as MBi Llandudno FC.

MORE....http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/150601/llandudno-fc-announce-historic-sponsorship-deal-with-hotel-developers.aspx (http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/150601/llandudno-fc-announce-historic-sponsorship-deal-with-hotel-developers.aspx)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on July 22, 2015, 04:22:49 PM
MBi Llandudno FC  $walesflag$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on November 14, 2015, 11:53:35 PM
Bend it like Beckham! x
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on November 15, 2015, 01:25:50 PM
I recorded it last night and watched it this morning.  It was an entertaining game played in atrocious conditions.
It was good to see that Beckham hasn't lost any of his pace too.   
Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on December 02, 2015, 03:30:04 PM
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/mbi-llandudno-been-breath-fresh-10532639 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/mbi-llandudno-been-breath-fresh-10532639)

Second in the league now but attendances are starting to DROP, come along and show your support  $good$

Title: Re: Football
Post by: stefos on December 03, 2015, 07:54:06 PM
Local girl dun good   $good$


Llandudno born Cheryl Foster is included on the Women’s International list of referees for the first time.
Foster won 63 caps for the Wales International team and scored nine goals during her time as a player. Foster joins Charlotte Carpenter as the second FIFA Women’s referee from Wales.

Full story here  - http://www.faw.org.uk/news/WELSH-REFEREES-MAKE-FIFA-INTERNATIONAL-LIST/102070/ (http://www.faw.org.uk/news/WELSH-REFEREES-MAKE-FIFA-INTERNATIONAL-LIST/102070/)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on December 20, 2015, 07:19:26 PM
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Bend it like Beckham! x

It's a good job Hollins isn't in the UK as she'd drive us nuts about this TV programme.    ;D                 
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on December 20, 2015, 07:26:39 PM
What a relief. I'll be back by then!   ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on December 20, 2015, 07:39:26 PM
Oh No!         I'm off to the pub for the night.   Z**
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on December 29, 2015, 06:42:53 PM
David Beckham is on BBC 1 tonight at 9 o'clock and at the same time on E4 is "Tattoo Fixers"  he seems to be every where so it's an early night for me tonight        Z**   Z**
I bet Hollins is gearing herself up ready for for the programme      ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on December 29, 2015, 06:55:59 PM
I'm ready!   ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on December 29, 2015, 10:32:21 PM
Bless him!

Hugo, I hope you were kidding me about not watching it.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on December 29, 2015, 10:42:29 PM
I'm too busy to see it Hollins as I'm still drinking Brandy and coke instead.      From what I've read about the programme, he wants to play football on the seven continents but has anyone told him the names of the continents and where they are?
He's also been quoted as saying that he wants his children to be Christened but he's not sure into what religion yet?
All this hype, is he hankering for a knighthood?         Just imagine Sir David and Lady Victoria!       :o
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on January 24, 2016, 09:10:28 AM
Man Utd   0     Southampton  1

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/35393129 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/35393129)

Utd are still 5th in the Premiership and only 10 points behind the leaders  even if they are not playing well at the moment.  The fans should be a bit more patient with the team.  A late good run in could change the positions quite a bit
Interviewer to Denis Law.   Would your Man Utd team beat the current team?
Denis Law       Yes, 1-0 I think.
Interviewer.     What makes you say 1-0
Denis Law        Well are all in our 70s now
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on February 06, 2016, 07:04:14 AM
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Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 06, 2016, 10:12:50 AM
The years go by, but it's still very sad when you remember the loss of all those people.   I only ever saw the team on TV prior to the crash and saw the post Munich team a year or two later
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 06, 2016, 06:24:41 PM
Man City 1       Leicester   3

That's a really great away win for Leicester and it's nice to see the underdog performing so well.   In recent years the introduction of big money into football with the likes of Chelsea and Man City dominating the scene has given them a bit of an unfair advantage over other clubs.
Man Utd's achievements over the last two decades is that much more special as it was done without the massive cash injection that Chelsea and Man City have had
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on February 06, 2016, 08:55:48 PM
Leicester are a breath of fresh air as you say  Hugo I hope that they can keep it going untill the end of the season and can win the leauge but even if they do,nt they have shown that the underdog who have cost a fraction of the big dogs can still give the fans the thrill of their football lives.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Gwynant on February 06, 2016, 10:35:34 PM
     I wholeheartedly agree with your views, Snowcap and Hugo. I saw an interview with Ranieri today and the reporter said that at the beginning of the season a lot of the media thought that Leicester would be relegated and also that he (Ranieri) would be the first Premier League manager to lose his job, and he replied at the time that he hoped that they would proved wrong on both counts!  Apparently the manager who used to be known as "The Tinkerman" has used the fewest players, (21 I think), in the league this season, but that is probably because they have one of the smallest squads, so I hope that they manage to remain relatively injury-free in their 14 remaining games and go on to win it, as that is their only possible chance of a trophy this season. As a frustrated Everton supporter, (although their last 2 results have been a massive improvement!), it is great to see a team playing attacking football with a smile on their faces and getting their just rewards.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on February 07, 2016, 09:58:52 AM
Totally agree too. It is so refreshing. I hope they do it so we can see Gary Lineker keep his promise on Match of the Day.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on February 07, 2016, 11:17:27 PM
Not like you to have an ulterior motive holins
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on February 08, 2016, 07:37:58 AM
Ha! I saw one of his relatives interviewed on the family market stall in Leicester and she said it wasn't a pretty sight and she could say that because they had seen it all before!      :o
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Gwynant on February 08, 2016, 09:37:17 AM
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Totally agree too. It is so refreshing. I hope they do it so we can see Gary Lineker keep his promise on Match of the Day.

            Hollins, surely we have seen enough of aging ex-football players pictured in their underwear with the continuing "exposure" of a certain Mr. Beckham in his "male lingerie" adverts!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on February 08, 2016, 09:50:21 AM
Aging very nicely in Mr Beckham's case though Gywnant!    ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 08, 2016, 02:25:19 PM
Ooh You Are Awful...Hollins   But I Like You!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCCG2Z9LoVk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCCG2Z9LoVk)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 11, 2016, 02:45:56 PM
Moving away from WAGS and all things Beckham, I must admit for my sins supporting Man Utd from about 1956 to the early 1970's and used to go quite often to watch Utd at home.    The only ticket price I can clearly remember paying for, was when I used to sit in the old stand in 1966 and pay £0.25   (decimal equivalent)   Obviously I've been to Old Trafford and other grounds since but I stopped going to watch football in the late 1970's.
When Liverpool FC announced recently that they were thinking of putting the prices of tickets up to £77.00  I was shocked.  There is no way a working family can all go to watch matches at those prices and with the football kits being changed annually these clubs are just ripping off the genuine fans.
I'm just happy to watch it all on TV instead
Title: Re: Football
Post by: stefos on March 03, 2016, 11:10:50 PM
Local girl, ex-footballer Cheryl Foster (Conwy Devils, Bangor city ladies, Liverpool ladies, 64 Wales caps) took up refereeing on retirement and recently qualified as a FIFA referee during her third year since taking up the whistle.
 Her first official appointment in that role is a women's U 17 mini tournament in Bologna whose group include Italy, Netherlands, Finland and Greece. The other two referees in the group include one from Germany and one from the Ukraine. Cheryl will of course represent Wales. There has only ever been one other female Welsh representative.

The tournament is for eight days from the fourteenth of this month and she is grateful to her employers for allowing her to have the time off work (Chester City Council).

She recently returned from a four-day FIFA introduction seminar in Cyprus overseen by football's best-known referee - UEFA's chief refereeing officer Pierluigi Collina who hails from Bologna! Imagine having him as your first referee assessor, should he be there!

More can be seen of this ...er, interesting occupation here -
http://refereeingworld.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/News (http://refereeingworld.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/News)
If you scroll down you will read the plight of a referee who was shot dead after issuing a red card! Nice
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on March 05, 2016, 09:05:09 AM
A nice article in the Daily Post about Joey.   


http://www.dailypost.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/look-joey-jones-career-pictures-8772587 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/look-joey-jones-career-pictures-8772587)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on March 06, 2016, 02:28:56 AM
Premiership club Tottenham Hotspur have been in negotiations for 12 years to shift a local firm so that they can press ahead and expand their stadium in London, it's been a bitter dispute.
Now, strangely enough we see a mysterious fire in the dead night which has destroyed the firms premises!  Hmmmm.
http://www.tottenhamjournal.co.uk/news/large_fire_at_archway_metal_works_near_spurs_stadium_1_3861278 (http://www.tottenhamjournal.co.uk/news/large_fire_at_archway_metal_works_near_spurs_stadium_1_3861278)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: stefos on March 08, 2016, 06:18:30 PM
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A nice article in the Daily Post about Joey.   


http://www.dailypost.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/look-joey-jones-career-pictures-8772587 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/look-joey-jones-career-pictures-8772587)


A tenuous link here to the story above concerning Cheryl.
It was Joey's dad Harry who was watching a football match on the Oval that I was involved in and she was having a kickabout with the subs. After the game he approached me and said that she had talent and should try getting into a team somewhere.
That was nearly a quarter of a century ago. Quite a prophetic outcome!    $walesflag$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on March 08, 2016, 07:53:15 PM
Harry was a really nice guy and knew his football and was a keen football fan.   His house in Ffordd Las was called Anfield and Joey got to play there which was great.
Harry was a keen fisherman too and I used to meet him when we went fishing off squatters rock, we'd chat for hours and never caught much anyway but we enjoyed the company.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on March 08, 2016, 11:04:43 PM
I spent many hours with Harry on the bowling green here in C-y-D.

He was a true gentleman.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on March 14, 2016, 05:43:02 PM
This is a nice piece written by Gary Lineker on Leicester's rise.
I do hope they make it and not just to see Gary presenting Match of the Day in his undies.        ;D

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/mar/13/gary-lineker-leicester-city-premier-league-title?CMP=share_btn_tw (http://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/mar/13/gary-lineker-leicester-city-premier-league-title?CMP=share_btn_tw)


Title: Re: Football
Post by: stefos on April 03, 2016, 02:53:52 PM
For the less misogynistic amongst you -

go to BBC homepage< BBC iPlayer< CBBC< MOTD Kickabout < 02/04/'16< 09.44 minutes<Llandudno girl
Title: Re: Football
Post by: stefos on April 07, 2016, 06:05:57 PM
And here -

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/referee-cheryls-season-just-keeps-11154392 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/referee-cheryls-season-just-keeps-11154392)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 09, 2016, 11:12:13 PM
Jose Mourinho rejects Syria coaching job - agent Jorge Mendes     no surprises there then!


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36006158 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36006158)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 11, 2016, 07:53:15 PM
Sunderland  0     Leicester  2   

Three more wins and Leicester will be certain of winning the title,  I hope they do win it because it's so refreshing to seem a team doing so well without all the financial backing that other clubs have.  It'll be good for football too and at least one forum member will be very happy if Leicester do win it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03q2mr4?intc_type=singletheme&intc_location=avs&intc_campaign=bbcradio_turnitup&intc_linkname=audioclip_linekarleicesterpromise_contentcard6 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03q2mr4?intc_type=singletheme&intc_location=avs&intc_campaign=bbcradio_turnitup&intc_linkname=audioclip_linekarleicesterpromise_contentcard6)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on April 11, 2016, 08:38:03 PM
If you are referring to this forum member then she is mingling with the Paris SG players tonight!
Residents only here tonight.

I too hope Leicester win and not just for the underpants scenario!
I was talking to a City fan the other day and even he was hoping Leicester win. It will be a great achievement.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bellringer on April 11, 2016, 09:18:45 PM
I hope Leicester win it too, nice to have a club win the Premiership that is not one of the so-called 'big four or five' for a change. An amazing transformation in fortunes in the space of a year!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 11, 2016, 10:58:12 PM
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If you are referring to this forum member then she is mingling with the Paris SG players tonight!
Residents only here tonight.


Bonsoir Hollins,  I thought that it was quiet over here in Wales, you do get around!

I think that most football fans would like the underdog to win and although  Spurs had a good win on Sunday  the title should hopefully still go to Leicester
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 14, 2016, 11:19:27 PM
Liverpool 4    Borussia Dortmund 3             Europa League semi-final.

What a cracking game and a comeback by the Liverpool team
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on April 23, 2016, 02:56:03 PM
FA Cup  Semi Final     Everton   V Man Utd

I'm looking forward to watching the game on TV later and hope that it's a good game.    The price of tickets for any game now is exorbitant so a lot of people including myself are now just armchair viewers.

I was reading an article in the Daily Mirror today headed "WHO PAID WHAT TO AGENTS"   
The FA is required under FIFA rules to submit details for all the Football Clubs of the net total paid to Agents/ intermediaries.     Man Utd were the highest payers at £10,023,318. 00 and Everton coughed up the lowest amount of £471,400.00.      It was pointed out that  Man Utd did not actually sign any players in this period.

David De Gea and agent Jorge Mendes appeared on the FA document.    Interestingly the FA document listed Mendes and De Gea  on September 11th  ---- the day the Old Trafford club announced that the player had signed a new contract with them, days after the proposed move to Real Madrid collapsed.

The money nowadays is called fees but in my old days we just called it a bung.     At least Cameron can be pleased with all that tax coming in under the old fashioned PAYE system.             &shake&   
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on April 25, 2016, 10:12:37 PM
Spurs 1WestBrom 1 Those underpants on Crisp Man look ever closer Hollins
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on April 26, 2016, 08:14:04 AM
Hooray! Come on Leicester. Hopefully we can rely on the woeful, boring Man U to continue playing that way on Sunday.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on May 02, 2016, 10:00:07 PM
your dream has come true Hollins now contain yourself for match of the day, well done Leicester City
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on May 02, 2016, 10:04:50 PM
I wonder which Match of the Day it will be on. Must record them all just in case!    ;D

Well done Leicester, you showed them all how to do it.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on May 02, 2016, 11:23:36 PM
I have just heard Gary say that it is supposed to be happening in the first Match of the Day programme of next season.
What a cheat, everyone will have forgotten about it by then, or perhaps that is what he is hoping!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on May 03, 2016, 09:32:17 PM
gives yourself five months to get prepared Hollins, did you see the photo as to what he would look like. ( in his dreams)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on May 04, 2016, 08:43:39 AM
I saw a hideous mock up of him in very brief white pants with lots of muscles, yuck!
I think he will wear large loose fitting boxers for modesty!



 





Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on May 04, 2016, 09:48:18 PM
From Gary Lineker's twitter page.......

https://twitter.com/BBCSport/status/727887545032286209
Title: Re: Football
Post by: stefos on June 06, 2016, 04:37:22 PM
Tuesday BBC 2 Wales 1630 hours

 UEFA Women's group 8 qualifier -  Norway v Wales.

Not to everybody's liking but a Llandudno girl is in the studio as an 'expert pundit'  $good$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on June 11, 2016, 07:22:20 PM
Absolutely fantastic result for Wales against Slovakia tonight,  the energy and belief was amazing.
England might get a big shock on Thursday!!
 $walesflag$ $walesflag$ $walesflag$ $walesflag$ $walesflag$ $walesflag$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on June 13, 2016, 10:13:37 PM
got my fingers, arms. legs and feet crossed that we can do it. Grandchildren might not talk to me for a month or two but that could save me a few bob
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on June 20, 2016, 10:33:29 PM
Wales 3    Russia 0

What a great game to watch if you were a Wales supporter.  They dominated the game throughout and one of the best performances I've seen from a Welsh team.

 $walesflag$              $wales
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DVT on June 20, 2016, 10:43:32 PM
My grandson lives in Liverpool so Dad was watching the England game!!!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on June 20, 2016, 10:49:00 PM
It's good to see both teams get through to the next round.    $good$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on June 27, 2016, 10:38:01 PM
England 1   Iceland  2

An unexpected victory for Iceland that only has  a total population of only  just over 300,000.  Although Joe Hart could be blamed for the second goal England's players did not play to their potential.


Wales play Belgium later this week and the Belgium team are running into form so I hope that both teams play well and that it's a good game
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on June 27, 2016, 10:50:44 PM
England were utter garbage, and this was the most embarrassing defeat in the history of international football.
In fact, they have been consistently rubbish for precisely 50 years.
However, Wales journey is much more exciting and there is nothing to stop them going all the way!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on June 28, 2016, 08:01:58 AM
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England 1   Iceland  2

 England's players did not play to their potential.



Hugo, you are being far too polite. That is the understatement of the year. They were absolutely pathetic. What a depressing week for England in more ways than one.
I hope that Wales can get to the final and win if only to show just what can be done with enthusiasm and endeavour.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DaveR on June 28, 2016, 09:14:26 AM
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However, Wales journey is much more exciting and there is nothing to stop them going all the way!
Wales were fantastic against Russia but struggled badly against Northern Ireland. I hope they can win but think it will certainly not be easy!!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on June 28, 2016, 02:44:46 PM
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However, Wales journey is much more exciting and there is nothing to stop them going all the way!
Wales were fantastic against Russia but struggled badly against Northern Ireland. I hope they can win but think it will certainly not be easy!!

Dave, you know nothing of football.
Therefore you are eminently qualified for the vacant position of England manager.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Merddin Emrys on June 28, 2016, 03:13:13 PM
Lol!  L0L
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on July 01, 2016, 07:49:51 PM
Good luck Wales....    $walesflag$

In the meantime England search for a new manager and oh yes a new prime minister.

Here is a video of Eric Cantona putting himself forward for the job!

https://amp.twimg.com/v/ac1cbfac-da8b-4f13-9060-d6495f18409e
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Fester on July 01, 2016, 10:45:19 PM
UN-BE-LEIVABLE!!!     $walesflag$  $walesflag$ $walesflag$ $walesflag$ $walesflag$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on July 01, 2016, 10:48:31 PM
Wales 3    Belgium 1

What a cracking game with Wales coming from behind to win.   Four great goals too.          $walesflag$ $welsh$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on July 01, 2016, 11:04:16 PM
The best game i have ever seen by Wales in the last 60 years or more, I was at Wrexham when Mark Hughes scored that great goal against Italy, but this game had me off my seat,   Bring it on Portugal in the semies  am i dreaming if so don,t wake me up.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on July 02, 2016, 08:10:06 AM
You didn't dream it snowcap!
It is the morning now and it was a brilliant performance. Really exhilarating to watch.
Can't wait for Wednesday.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: SteveH on July 04, 2016, 03:34:37 PM
Fan zone at Parc Eirias Colwyn Bay for Wales' semi-final clash against Portugal         $walesflag$

A fan zone will be set up in Colwyn Bay for Wales' historic semi final clash with Portugal.
A big screen will be erected at Eirias’ Eisteddfod Field for fans to watch the game together.
It will be free to enter and fans can expect a family friendly environment with children's entertainment.
The event opens at 6pm ready for the 8pm kick off.

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/fan-zone-parc-eirias-colwyn-11564086 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/fan-zone-parc-eirias-colwyn-11564086)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on July 07, 2016, 11:10:23 AM
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/watch-colwyn-bay-fanzone-police-11579271 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/watch-colwyn-bay-fanzone-police-11579271)

he incident marred the otherwise "fantastic" atmosphere at the Eisteddfod field at Parc Eirias where 6,500 people had gathered to watch the semi-final
   
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Two people were arrested as up to 6,500 people gathered to watch Wales' Euro semi-final in Colwyn Bay.

Video captured the moment police and security moved into the crowd at the Parc Eirias fanzone as Wales took on Portugal in Lyon.

Police can be seen leading one person away as families with small children look on.

Two people were arrested for 'persistently letting off flares'.

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Watch Wales fans in Caernarfon spontaneously burst into song after the final whistle
Conwy Council Marketing Officer Millie Gilbert said security officers checked bags and fans for flares and alcohol as they entered the fanzone and a number of items were confiscated for safety reasons.

She added: "There were a couple with flares and security officers moved in.

It was dealt with very quickly: "The atmosphere was fantastic with lots of families in the family zone.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on July 07, 2016, 11:40:58 PM
All good things come to an end just like to say "Well done wales" put the pride back in welsh football. I have had more of my friends at the golf club who have suddenly found they have relations living in wales, or have decendants in wales than i new possible. Once again well done
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on July 10, 2016, 11:47:16 PM
Congratulations Portugal.Nice to see we were beaten by the best team in the comp, feel a lot better now.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on August 05, 2016, 05:02:12 PM
Not long to wait now.........

https://twitter.com/GaryLineker/status/761235453261574144


 ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on September 11, 2016, 06:19:58 PM
Man Utd  1    Man City  2

A good win by City but Utd should do well this season with the players they have.    Rooney may have gone off the boil a bit but he's still a very good player.
I'm surprised that Peter Shilton has taken it upon himself to criticise Rooney and saying that he should be dropped from the England team.
Perhaps Shilton wants to keep the record  tally of 125 caps  or more than likely he's put a bit of money in the bookies betting against Rooney beating his record.
Rooney will know himself when the time is right to retire from International football, he's a genuine player and his pride wouldn't let him settle for cameo appearances to come on as a sub for a minute or two just to get another cap
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on September 11, 2016, 06:55:53 PM
At least it was a good game to watch and played with some passion unlike most of last years' uninspiring United efforts.
City, the only ones to have won all their matches so far so my sister will be happy!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on October 01, 2016, 12:20:41 PM
It was so refreshing last year when Leicester defied the odds and won the Premiership League.   A nice change from all those wealthy clubs throwing millions of pounds away on players, agents fees and the unofficial bungs.
The latest revelation with Sam Allardyce has brought it all to a head and it's time the Police and FA and also HMRC got involved to clean this act up.
Man Utd were the biggest payer of agents fees little more than a year ago when they paid out over £10M  but no one was transferred in.  The money was paid to De Gea and his agent, but De Gea was a Man Utd player and not out of contract, although those new contract talks were under discussion then
Title: Re: Football
Post by: PhilMick on October 01, 2016, 06:50:11 PM
I wonder why the clubs pay the player's agents - shouldn't it be the player!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on November 06, 2016, 10:52:40 PM
Chelsea 5    V    Everton 0

I watched a recording of the game this morning and it was one of the best games I've seen for a while.   Chelsea absolutely slaughtered Everton   ( sorry Norman but I had to mention it)   but they would have beaten most teams on the form they displayed on Saturday.
What a transformation  with Eden Hazzard  this year compared to last year, Chelsea's new manager has certainly brought the best out of him this season
Title: Re: Football
Post by: norman08 on November 07, 2016, 10:01:34 AM
Thanks Hugo as if I,m not suffering enough 😢😢Chelsea were very good but we were shocking ,so long as l,pool don't win the premier ,hope your well .
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on November 07, 2016, 02:02:54 PM
They were very bad indeed Norman,   I was looking in the Daily Mirror today and the highest mark out of 10 that they gave to an Everton player was 3.
Next time you go to Goodison Park to watch them take your boots along as you could get a game for them.

Come on the Reds      ZXZt
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on December 02, 2016, 12:21:46 AM
I have had the pleasure of going to Man United training ground tonight to watch my grandson (curley caps son)  playing for the Welsh under 14 against Man United under 14 it was a draw 4 goals each. It is a memory that will last for ever. He will not be thirteen untill the end of the year, this was his first game for Wales and he did us proud. Just hope it lasts
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on December 02, 2016, 08:33:02 AM
 Oh how wonderful for you all. Good luck to him for his future career.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on December 02, 2016, 12:08:18 PM
That is an incredible achievement and I hope he does well in his future football career.      When he's earning mega bucks I'm sure that he'll look after his old Granddad.     $good$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: snowcap on December 02, 2016, 04:08:12 PM
thank,s for those kind comments i,m still on cloud nine
Title: Re: Football
Post by: hollins on February 10, 2017, 03:16:51 PM
I am back from one of my jaunts to Manchester. I have been having my hair cut by the same person there for many years. Here she is cutting someone else's hair!

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/news/jamie-carragher-trolls-gary-neville-instagram-about-more-his-haircut (http://www.fourfourtwo.com/news/jamie-carragher-trolls-gary-neville-instagram-about-more-his-haircut)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: stefos on April 11, 2017, 10:01:52 PM
 $walesflag$

It's an exciting few weeks for local Cheryl Foster (ex-Liverpool and Wales) as she was in the middle for her first senior match as a women's FIFA referee in a friendly between Ireland and Slovakia in Dublin yesterday (10th April)

Next month she spends eight days in Hungary on World Cup group qualification duty and last week she was in Chester Cathedral, at a cap and gown ceremony to receive her Masters degree. She said that she managed to complete her final dissertation while on an eight day WC group match in Tallin, Estonia a couple of months back.

She is currently Wales's only FIFA referee

Can't keep up with the girl!   $good$
Title: Re: Football
Post by: stefos on April 13, 2017, 05:29:54 PM
More here -

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/anniversary-landmark-referee-cheryl-foster-12880483 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/anniversary-landmark-referee-cheryl-foster-12880483)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on May 02, 2018, 10:35:52 PM
Roma 4    Liverpool 2   but Liverpool win 7 - 6 on aggregate so are through to the Champions League final
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bellringer on May 03, 2018, 04:07:33 PM
Good job that very dubious Roma penalty had no real consequence. His hands were by his side.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on June 13, 2018, 12:16:35 PM
USA,  Canada and Mexico to jointly hold the world cup in 2026,   


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/football/44465708 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/football/44465708)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on June 14, 2018, 04:13:38 PM
Ridiculous! They only had it 94 and all three of them are useless. I think we'll be lucky to ever see a World cup in this country again.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on June 18, 2018, 10:27:30 PM
England  2     Tunisia 1

Not the most exciting game but a fair result for the better team.   Too many sidewards passing  and back passing for my liking and the ref had a very poor game.
I thought that the new video system would do away with all this holding that's going on for corners etc  but Harry Kane was held and wrestled to the ground far too often, but at least he got his own back in the end.     
Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on June 19, 2018, 11:53:58 AM
The video referee thing is a farce I hope they do away with it, spoiling the game
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on June 19, 2018, 02:59:20 PM
It certainly didn't help England last night as they should have had two penalties at least.   What is spoiling the game also are players hanging on to opponents in the penalty areas.
If those offences were outside the box then the refs would have no hesitation in blowing their whistle for a foul but when the offence is committed inside the box the refs just seem to bottle it and let them get away with the fouls
Title: Re: Football
Post by: squigglev2 on June 19, 2018, 03:18:51 PM
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The video referee thing is a farce I hope they do away with it, spoiling the game

Or perhaps they need to learn how to apply it better?  I’ve not watched much of any sport in a while  and can’t comment on how I’ve seen it work in football but I’d have thought it’s use inevitable?  These days, not only do replays show bad refereeing errors but technology also exists and gets more advanced.

(although is can be surprising that even with the benefit of many replays and other help, eg. something to hear a snick in cricket with the ball travelling at 90mph, that a firm conclusion can be impossible…)


Anyway, totally OT but I think the last time this household (or 2 of us) got excited with football was the Euro’s when Wales did so well.  We bought a ddraig goch weather vane we so exictited, really nice one that would look good, albeit unusual, on the bungalow in Norfolk. Still haven’t got anyone to fit it and I can’t manage this one. Maybe one day we will get round to it.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: born2run on June 19, 2018, 04:38:28 PM
Interesting you say it is inevitable, but just because the technology is there why should that mean we use it?
What's next? Robot goalkeepers? Bluetooth goalposts? I for one think football should be left how it is and has always been....brilliant 8)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Robbie G on July 04, 2018, 02:01:33 PM
I visited Oriel Mon ( Llangefni ) yesterday there is a superb exhibition of paintings by Owain Fon Williams of the Wales Squad at the 2016 Euro championships ,Owain Fon Williams was a member of the squad and his paintings are absolutely brilliant ,the portrait of Gareth Bale is the highlight but equally the rest of his work is outstanding .
The exhibition is on until the 5/8/2018 ,well worth a visit . 
Title: Re: Football
Post by: wrex on September 01, 2018, 06:53:38 AM
Next Saturday Llandudno fc host Barry Town Utd at Maesdu Park,for some reason the people of Llandudno struggle to embrace their club,Caernarfon had 1,300 at a game last nite which is brilliant,i think the Welsh community there gets people together unlike town where we struggle to get over 300
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Robbie G on September 01, 2018, 07:48:35 PM
 The Caernarfon Town manager is a Llandudno lad
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on December 08, 2018, 12:54:46 PM
I've just been reading in today's Daily Mirror about a Nationwide scheme for football teams from under 6 to under 11 that's being introduced to help maintain the morale of youth sides that get thrashed regularly.
The "power play" let's teams losing by four goals or more to bring on another player and even add a 13th if they still ship goals
I hope that it's never going to apply to the Premier league although I'm sure that my cousin Norman would be happy to see 12 or 13 Everton players on the field!        ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DVT on December 08, 2018, 03:23:07 PM
Isn't that another instance of the world going soft?  OK, team is getting thrashed - shouldn't that be an incentive for them to try harder, learn from their mistakes and see how the opposition is managing to turn them over so easily.  Sorry, kids have to learn, sometimes maybe the hard way - but playing against better oppositon can only improve your own game, regardless of what sport it is.

Look at the Scottish Highland League - Fort William finished bottom last year with a negative goal difference of about 150, they're well on the way to repeating that this year, and have also been docked 9 points for ineligible players so are currently on a points score of minus 7 having managed two drawn games!!!  Yet they seem to keep playing every week - if they were allowed to bring on an extra player for every goal against above 4 they would end some matches with 19 players on the field (yes, I know that's not quite the new rule!).

Wonder what would have happened if Bournemouth had been allowed to bring on a couple more players for the last 15 minutes of today's game?!!!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on December 08, 2018, 04:58:18 PM
I think that we would still have  won DVT        ;D


It's a crackpot idea and should not have been given the go ahead in the first place as it doesn't teach the children anything.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: norman08 on December 09, 2018, 09:53:23 AM
Another stupid idea, when I managed junior football we suggested a rep side, to play teams from different parts of GB , if you remember the swifts used to get hammered every week but never gave up ,Nev and Joey didn't do too bad .these guys making the suggestions I bet have never played .
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DVT on December 18, 2018, 07:33:59 PM
... as a Liverpool fan I won't make any other comment!!!  I'm sure there are a number of ManU fans amongst forum members!!!

Title: Re: Football
Post by: stefos on December 24, 2018, 12:31:07 PM
I don't know if any of you watched Saturdays live match on S4C - 'Sgorio' - Barry Town versus Caernarvon (Wales Premier league) but the match was refereed by Llandudno's Cheryl Foster.
Wales's only female et cetera.....
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on December 24, 2018, 01:00:37 PM
Yes, I watched some of it and wondered if she managed a lift to Barry and back from the Caernarfon Manager or isn’t that allowed?  :)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on December 24, 2018, 05:21:23 PM
I didn't see the game as I was watching the Everton match.      :'(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on February 06, 2019, 09:11:28 AM
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Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 06, 2019, 03:56:50 PM
Another sad plane crash but the timing of this communication between the two clubs is not in good taste


Emiliano Sala: Nantes demand transfer fee from Cardiff City

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47146614 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47146614)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: mull on February 06, 2019, 04:58:55 PM
A lot yet to be sorted on this case.
Such as who booked and organised the flight and was that planeand pilot licenced to make an overnight flight over the sea.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on February 10, 2019, 02:59:52 PM
Does anyone else have sympathy with our local youth team because I certainly do.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: SteveH on February 10, 2019, 03:38:08 PM
A bit of common sense and fair play is needed here.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 10, 2019, 03:48:47 PM
It must be very disappointing for the young players involved but why have the game on at 5.30 pm on a Sunday?      I would have thought that a 3.00 pm kick off on a Saturday would have been the first choice for the game
Title: Re: Football
Post by: norman08 on February 10, 2019, 06:08:07 PM
Brian / Hugo having dealings with the Welsh Fa they are a disgrace, my lad went for trails for the Wales schools at Newtown the South Wales chaps had already got their squad yes a to ken nwalian the rest from down south, when he played for the 18s you felt like an outsider, I,ll bet you if the south Had had to play up here this would not have happened , as we say it should be about the young lads they could be the future .
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on February 10, 2019, 10:43:23 PM
Norman,  it has always been like that with the Welsh FA,   unless you are exceptionally outstanding the North Wales players don't get a look in.
Anyway, why couldn't they switch it to 3,00 pm on the Saturday, they would still have the home advantage and travelling time would have OK for the North Wales team
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Bri Roberts on February 11, 2019, 04:16:27 PM
Spot the innocent spelling mistake  :)

Carmarthen have been deducted 3pts for fielding an illegible player against Llanelli, if they get dragged into a relegation fight and go down by 3 points or less that is going to be one expensive mistake 😬 -GB
Title: Re: Football
Post by: SteveH on June 07, 2019, 03:59:07 PM
Football club reveals plans for new stand
Llandudno FC is hoping to get permission for a new club house and stand at its Builder Street ground.
https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/football-club-reveals-plans-new-16393872 (https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/football-club-reveals-plans-new-16393872)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: stefos on October 20, 2019, 06:30:02 PM
Anyone remember her taking youngsters for 'Soccer Saturday' at John Brights sports hall a few years back?


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50062329 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50062329)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Hugo on November 11, 2019, 03:29:17 PM
Liverpool 3   Man City 1

I recorded the match and enjoyed watching it today, two great teams producing a very entertaining game

It's quite refreshing though to see Leicester City playing well and in 2nd place, more especially because they haven't got the financial clout of the other top teams