Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy

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by PaperMacheMario » Mon May 08, 2017 7:00 pm

Of course we wouldn't really have given a jot if we'd have come second, but we won the league and so obviously we do :lol: I've no doubt Brighton's promotion is a bigger event and overall achievement. We're just enjoying our special day! Gutted for Brighton tbh.

I don't actually understand where Parksey's post came from. Was it about "Brighton really being the new Southampton" (blatant joke about Southampton being slight bottlers) or did you just misread DML's post about Brighton's achievement being bigger? Just seems like a dig out of nowhere.

Anyway, a couple of pictures from Saturday. The first one my dad took of Mini E and myself. The second is just a really cool one I found.

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Dangerblade » Mon May 08, 2017 8:17 pm

Read an interesting point of view regarding something that happened at the weekend.

So Bristol City had essentially nothing to play for, and were losing 1-0 at home to Birmingham, who needed the win to stay up at the expense of Blackburn. City's goalkeeper goes up for a corner at the end of the game, and the person was arguing that this is really bad sportsmanship, as literally the only reason to send him up would be to try to relegate Birmingham, and not to gain City anything other than a fairly meaningless point.

Thoughts?

My thoughts are I wish he'd scored as I wanted Birmingham to go down (like most others in here) :slol:
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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Corazon de Leon » Mon May 08, 2017 8:27 pm

You don't play in a match to lose it - I don't find it poor sportsmanship for a team to do everything they can to get out of a losing position regardless of the situation of the other team.

It's bad sportsmanship to simply let that team win, or to knowingly weaken your team beyond the point of being able to reasonably challenge for a match - as per Huddersfield last week - because then it artificially elevates the position of the team who wins the match, at the expense of the teams around them.

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Moggy » Mon May 08, 2017 8:47 pm

It's still a competitive game that people want to win.

Everyone gave Huddersfield gooseberry fool for making 10 changes when they knew they couldn't go up automatically, should teams really not try to win or at least draw once their league position is settled?
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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Dangerblade » Mon May 08, 2017 8:50 pm

Yeah I agree, his issue is that you wouldn't normally send your goalkeeper up unless it was a cup tie or you had the league title/relegation/playoffs or whatever hinging on the result.
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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Drumstick » Mon May 08, 2017 8:57 pm

Dangerblade wrote:City's goalkeeper goes up for a corner at the end of the game, and the person was arguing that this is really bad sportsmanship, as literally the only reason to send him up would be to try to relegate Birmingham, and not to gain City anything other than a fairly meaningless point.

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Birmingham are irrelevent in this. It's Bristol City not wanting to lose a match.

Pretty gutted about yesterday but I can console myself with the fact that we'll be playing too flight football next season, which is a pretty glorious feeling. I think it's more the manner of how it happened which annoyed me. A goal up, a man up, and still conceded a hash of a goal like that.

It would have been nice for the season to have been about us winning the title after last year's heartbreak but that's football. I'll settle for being the 'other' team to win automatic promotion.
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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Moggy » Mon May 08, 2017 9:09 pm

Dangerblade wrote:Yeah I agree, his issue is that you wouldn't normally send your goalkeeper up unless it was a cup tie or you had the league title/relegation/playoffs or whatever hinging on the result.


Lee Johnson was too scared of Glowy's reaction and so was desperate to send Brum down.
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by PatSharpsMullet » Mon May 08, 2017 9:13 pm

Considering the ref blew up a minute early and didn't book the Birmingham keeper for time wasting until stoppage time, even though he had been doing it for the majority of the second half, I don't think anyone could complain about the Bristol City keeper going up for a corner.
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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Mini E » Mon May 08, 2017 9:27 pm

Welcome back Parksey. The football thread hardly knew ye.
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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Corazon de Leon » Tue May 09, 2017 6:01 pm

Dangerblade wrote:Yeah I agree, his issue is that you wouldn't normally send your goalkeeper up unless it was a cup tie or you had the league title/relegation/playoffs or whatever hinging on the result.


Frank Fielding was a Blackburn player prior to moving to BCFC, for what it's worth. He's from Blackburn, and apparently still cares about the club. :wub:
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by Glowy69 » Tue May 09, 2017 6:10 pm

Moggy wrote:
Dangerblade wrote:Yeah I agree, his issue is that you wouldn't normally send your goalkeeper up unless it was a cup tie or you had the league title/relegation/playoffs or whatever hinging on the result.


Lee Johnson was too scared of Glowy's reaction and so was desperate to send Brum down.

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by more heat than light » Tue May 09, 2017 7:02 pm

Normally you wouldn't send a keeper up as goal difference could be important, a 2-0 loss could be significantly worse than a 1-0. At that point in the season Bristol City knew they were safe and goal difference was irrelevant, so why not try to salvage a draw? They had more reason to try than to not try.
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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Moggy » Sun May 14, 2017 9:32 am

Good luck to Forest Green today, let's get another westcountry side into the Football League.
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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Moggy » Sun May 14, 2017 6:34 pm

Congrats to Forest Green!
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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Mini E » Sun May 14, 2017 7:41 pm

Oh Blackpool... Helluva game but the number of empty seats...

Edit: Ahh it's a boycott that most fans have kept to. Fair enough.
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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Mini E » Sun May 14, 2017 8:09 pm

Luton are dirty.
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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Corazon de Leon » Thu May 18, 2017 10:42 am

KPMG and Deloitte have been called in to sort us out, rumour is that a takeover is imminent as Venkys just got raided by Indian tax officers. Allegedly a Chinese consortium or Red Bull(we could be RB BRFC, or even just Rovers Blackburn :lol: ). I think it's much more likely that we're being prepared for administration and a final asset strip before being wound up.
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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Drumstick » Thu May 18, 2017 1:08 pm

Red Bull Rovers!
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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Moggy » Thu May 18, 2017 1:11 pm

Just think how amazing you will be along the wings.
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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by more heat than light » Thu May 18, 2017 4:40 pm

FAWAZ IS GONE!!!!!!!!!
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