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Author Topic: Other Games - 2022/2023  (Read 776491 times)

Offline Flamingo Lane

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Re: Other Games - 2022/2023
« Reply #6060 on: January 28, 2023, 07:22:35 PM »
Oh, and when we were relegated to the (as it then was) third division in 1969/70, it was Preston who went down with us.

Online Villa Lew

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Re: Other Games - 2022/2023
« Reply #6061 on: January 28, 2023, 08:08:00 PM »
Well Son found his shooting boots today, but can he do it in the league, only scored once in his last 12 games in the Prem.

Offline Pat McMahon

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Re: Other Games - 2022/2023
« Reply #6062 on: January 28, 2023, 11:36:38 PM »
Championship seems even closer than normal.

Twelve points separating second from third, then eight points separating third and sixteenth.

Obviously thrilled that it's nothing to do with us anymore but it's a hell of a league.

It throws up far more interesting results than the premier league. And the 46 game season makes it as unpredictable as the grand national. A brilliant league but best observed from afar.

Online Drummond

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Re: Other Games - 2022/2023
« Reply #6063 on: January 28, 2023, 11:40:28 PM »
I enjoyed it for all those reasons, but also because its what made me remember what it's like going in to every game thinking we could win.

Offline Pat McMahon

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Re: Other Games - 2022/2023
« Reply #6064 on: January 28, 2023, 11:51:27 PM »
Agreed Drummond. The flip side was also knowing we could come a cropper in random games like Wigan. And Millwall. And Cardiff. And Reading. And Bristol CityÖ.

Online Rory

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Re: Other Games - 2022/2023
« Reply #6065 on: January 29, 2023, 12:14:04 AM »
Championship seems even closer than normal.

Twelve points separating second from third, then eight points separating third and sixteenth.

Obviously thrilled that it's nothing to do with us anymore but it's a hell of a league.

It throws up far more interesting results than the premier league. And the 46 game season makes it as unpredictable as the grand national. A brilliant league but best observed from afar.

Fully agreed, it's pretty much the only football I watch as a neutral. Far more entertaining and unpredictable than the PL, with good overall quality but also enough rubbish to guarantee entertaining balls-ups.

Less media wankery as well over their favourite clubs/players.

I don't miss being there, but as a spectacle it's my favourite division.

Offline charlatan

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Re: Other Games - 2022/2023
« Reply #6066 on: January 29, 2023, 12:30:07 AM »
Man Utd v Reading tomorrow on ITV4.

Mouth watering FA Cup action I'm sure you'll agree.
I can't recall the last time Man Utd were not televised live in the FA Cup, irrespective of the opponents, home or away.
It was the year they opted out.
They weren't chosen in v Derby in 2017-18 after being chosen 58 consecutive times. Their league cup QF against Charlton this season was not one of the two selected.

Offline john e

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Re: Other Games - 2022/2023
« Reply #6067 on: January 29, 2023, 09:12:10 AM »
Just A plug for my town Newport Pagnell, who are the current holders of the FA vase

Went through yesterday 7-6 on penalties in a local derby v Leighton Buzzard
Attendance just under 1500

Our goalkeeper Conway is the Martinez of the nonleague. He won three penalty shootouts getting us to Wembley last season and has started again saving three yesterday

Could be another Wembley trip for the Swans green army


Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Other Games - 2022/2023
« Reply #6068 on: January 29, 2023, 10:14:12 AM »
Man Utd v Reading tomorrow on ITV4.

Mouth watering FA Cup action I'm sure you'll agree.
I can't recall the last time Man Utd were not televised live in the FA Cup, irrespective of the opponents, home or away.
It was the year they opted out.
Yes they could have done what a proper Football Club did and play the kids.

Offline Pete3206

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Re: Other Games - 2022/2023
« Reply #6069 on: January 29, 2023, 01:31:50 PM »
Twatsley and Ally McCoist are your commentary team for Brighton v Liverpool

Oh joy.

Online kippaxvilla2

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Re: Other Games - 2022/2023
« Reply #6070 on: January 29, 2023, 01:42:25 PM »
Much rather him than Twatterface

Online Clampy

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Re: Other Games - 2022/2023
« Reply #6071 on: January 29, 2023, 01:58:57 PM »
Twatsley and Ally McCoist are your commentary team for Brighton v Liverpool

Oh joy.

And he'll still manage to mention Ronaldo or CR7 as he once called him. Twat.

Offline pauliewalnuts

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Re: Other Games - 2022/2023
« Reply #6072 on: January 29, 2023, 02:05:11 PM »
Genuinely amazed anyone thinks there is a commentator worse than Tyldesley.

Online kippaxvilla2

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Re: Other Games - 2022/2023
« Reply #6073 on: January 29, 2023, 02:12:35 PM »
Oh I donít rate him at all I just cannot stand Twatterface who never shut up.

Offline Risso

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Re: Other Games - 2022/2023
« Reply #6074 on: January 29, 2023, 02:12:59 PM »
Genuinely amazed anyone thinks there is a commentator worse than Tyldesley.

As Kippax says above, I marginally prefer him to Matterface, but it's like choosing between clearing up dog shit or sick.

 


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