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by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:39 pm

Can't really argue with a point away at a team just down from the Premier League.

Not happy with the performance though.

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread
by Corazon de Leon » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:39 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
KingK wrote:
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KingK wrote:Exactly 48hrs to the minute until the proper football season kicks off. Forest vs Millwall on Friday 7.45pm.

25K fans expected. New owners. New dugouts (at last). New turnstiles and season ticket card in place. Sense of optimism about how the club is being run after Fawaz and his meddling. Promising new signings and open, honest messages from the club with definite "look upwards not down" themes.

Bring. It. On.
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You've bought some dross though haven't you? Barrie McKay and Jason Cummings? :lol:

Daryl Murphy is a great shout though - proven goalscorer in the league.

I think all 3 of them will do well. Murphy is indeed a great addition. McKay has been MOTM in several friendlies. Cummings is the one with the most pressure I feel as he's not going to find it as easy as SPL. But at least we're in the Championship ;)


McKay is dogshite(although I'm obviously biased) - you'll find him out pretty quickly - most Rangers fans I've spoken to were ecstatic to get any money for him. Cummings had a good season last year but he never played in the SPL, he played for Hibs in the Scottish Championship. :lol: ;)

Yup, found out.


Yes yes, I knew someone would pick me up when I saw he'd scored. :lol:

Come back to me at the end of the season.

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread
by KingK » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:15 pm

We are top of the league. :datass: :datass: :datass:



Season is going downhill from now isn't it? :?

Corazon de Leon wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
KingK wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
KingK wrote:Exactly 48hrs to the minute until the proper football season kicks off. Forest vs Millwall on Friday 7.45pm.

25K fans expected. New owners. New dugouts (at last). New turnstiles and season ticket card in place. Sense of optimism about how the club is being run after Fawaz and his meddling. Promising new signings and open, honest messages from the club with definite "look upwards not down" themes.

Bring. It. On.
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You've bought some dross though haven't you? Barrie McKay and Jason Cummings? :lol:

Daryl Murphy is a great shout though - proven goalscorer in the league.

I think all 3 of them will do well. Murphy is indeed a great addition. McKay has been MOTM in several friendlies. Cummings is the one with the most pressure I feel as he's not going to find it as easy as SPL. But at least we're in the Championship ;)


McKay is dogshite(although I'm obviously biased) - you'll find him out pretty quickly - most Rangers fans I've spoken to were ecstatic to get any money for him. Cummings had a good season last year but he never played in the SPL, he played for Hibs in the Scottish Championship. :lol: ;)

Yup, found out.


Yes yes, I knew someone would pick me up when I saw he'd scored. :lol:

Come back to me at the end of the season.

Mckay was MOTM tonight. Great game. Pace to burn and a cracking goal

If he's dogshite then I'm quite happy with him playing like that

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread
by Corazon de Leon » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:02 am

KingK wrote:We are top of the league. :datass: :datass: :datass:



Season is going downhill from now isn't it? :?

Corazon de Leon wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
KingK wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
KingK wrote:Exactly 48hrs to the minute until the proper football season kicks off. Forest vs Millwall on Friday 7.45pm.

25K fans expected. New owners. New dugouts (at last). New turnstiles and season ticket card in place. Sense of optimism about how the club is being run after Fawaz and his meddling. Promising new signings and open, honest messages from the club with definite "look upwards not down" themes.

Bring. It. On.
:nod:


You've bought some dross though haven't you? Barrie McKay and Jason Cummings? :lol:

Daryl Murphy is a great shout though - proven goalscorer in the league.

I think all 3 of them will do well. Murphy is indeed a great addition. McKay has been MOTM in several friendlies. Cummings is the one with the most pressure I feel as he's not going to find it as easy as SPL. But at least we're in the Championship ;)


McKay is dogshite(although I'm obviously biased) - you'll find him out pretty quickly - most Rangers fans I've spoken to were ecstatic to get any money for him. Cummings had a good season last year but he never played in the SPL, he played for Hibs in the Scottish Championship. :lol: ;)

Yup, found out.


Yes yes, I knew someone would pick me up when I saw he'd scored. :lol:

Come back to me at the end of the season.

Mckay was MOTM tonight. Great game. Pace to burn and a cracking goal

If he's dogshite then I'm quite happy with him playing like that


I can only go on what I've seen as an obsessive follower of The Rangers - his attitude stinks when he isn't getting what he wants, he's lethargic at important times and had the first touch of a house in Old Firm games when the pressure was on. I'm surprised Warbs signed him based on how he performed last season under him up here.

I was at a 30th last night where the host and his wife, and most of the other people there all follow(follow) Rangers - they were universally glad to have seen the back of him, but said that there's a good player in there if he can remain consistent and buck up his ideas.

I'd say good luck to him because I quite like Forest but he scored against Celtic once so I wish him terrible luck. :slol:

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread
by evanswolves » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:57 am

Soccer Saturday returns today! 2 pm start, only gives them an hour to talk about the Prem and not the usual 3... :slol: :slol:

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread
by Oblomov Boblomov » Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:04 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:I quite like Forest

Did you think you could sneak this in without me seeing? :|

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread
by Corazon de Leon » Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:18 pm

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:I quite like Forest

Did you think you could sneak this in without me seeing? :|


Sorry Ob, you know I prefer Derby. :wub:

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread
by Glowy69 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:39 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:I quite like Forest

Did you think you could sneak this in without me seeing? :|


Sorry Ob, you know I prefer Derby. :wub:


Derby :wub: They've got sharon and andi :wub:

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread
by Moggy » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:42 pm

End the season now :datass:

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread
by PuppetBoy » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:08 pm

Above Boro 8-)

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by evanswolves » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:48 pm

:datass: :datass:

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread
by Glowy69 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:56 pm

Gabby :wub:

Fabian Delph is a banana split.

Drumstick wrote:I'll go on record in stating that Villa won't finish inside the top 6 this season.

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread
by PaperMacheMario » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:18 pm

Pittman. :datass: his two goals today show to me that he's going to be the difference for us in games this season. I don't think we'd have scored without him on the pitch.

Not the best performance but we got the win which is all that matters. Rochdale weren't too bad, especially considering they had 10 men for over half the game. Definitely a noticeable step up from League 2.

We're going to win the league.

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread
by DML » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:13 pm

Pitman. :datass: His second goal today was pure eyesex.

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread
by Corazon de Leon » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:16 pm

Normal service resumed. Better get used to League One(or below), I have a feeling we'll be here for a while.

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by PatSharpsMullet » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:56 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:Normal service resumed. Better get used to League One(or below), I have a feeling we'll be here for a while.

I went to the game today. Very poor performance by pretty much everyone. :x Raya did well though and couldn't be blamed for either goal as they were both down to poor defensive errors. Cracking free kick by Mulgrew.

We desperately need a new striker as Graham was poor and Samuel was utterly woeful. Harry Chapman, who has come on loan from Middlesbrough, looked fairly decent when he came on and should probably have been brought on earlier.

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread
by KingK » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:17 pm

Off to sample the delights of the Carabao Cup tonight. Home tie vs Shrewsbury. Should be a delightful watch in this weather!

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread
by KingK » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:23 pm

What a wet night. Terrible conditions but the pitch was amazing so no chance of an abandonment (Grimsby v Derby take note :lol:).
Not a game to live long in the memory but Cummings took his goal well. We were right behind the middle of the goal as he first timed it with his instep.

We're gonna win the cup :toot: :shifty:

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread
by KK » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:05 am

Sky have retained the EFL rights, with highlights likely moving from 5 to ITV, but boy have they paid for it...

Guardian wrote:Sky set to retain live Football League rights in £180m-a-year deal

Broadcaster understood to have entered into exclusive talks, after winning bidding war with rival BT

Sky is set to retain the rights to the Football League in a blockbuster bidding battle with BT that has seen the price as much as double to £180m a season.

The Football League is understood to have entered into exclusive talks with Sky for the live rights, in a three to five-year deal worth between £500m and £900m.

The official announcement, which could come as soon as Wednesday, will scupper any hope that the recent years of inflationary bids for the crown jewels of sport might be at an end.

Bosses at the Premier League will be rubbing their hands at the outcome of the bid, with Sky and BT set to go head to head in a potential £6bn battle for the UK’s most expensive sports rights at the end of the year.

ITV is heavily tipped to win the Football League highlights rights from Channel 5.

It is understood that the Football League, which decided not to take up an automatic one-year extension with Sky, although the broadcaster still has two years left on its current deal, had been expected to make a decision last Friday.

However, it is understood that bids from BT and Sky extended the auction timeline, vindicating the Football League’s decision to take its rights to the market early.

The deal, which will be for three or five years, is crucial for Sky to win as it has just embarked on a new strategy of scrapping its numbered Sky Sports channels in favour of themed ones focused on specific sports – led by football, golf and cricket.

With two football channels, the flagship focusing on Premier League matches, to lose the Football League would have been a hammer blow.

“Sky needs this deal more than BT,” said one source. “BT can survive without it on the same model. Sky has its new channel strategy to fill and the Football League is the number one product in a lot of households in places like Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Norwich. Most of the eastern side of England has no Premier League.”

It is the second time in as many months that Sky has gone head to head with BT in a big-money deal: it spent £1bn to retain the rights to all international and domestic cricket in England with the England and Wales Cricket Board. The £220m a year deal, which included the BBC getting some Twenty20 matches, is worth about three times the £75m a year Sky paid under its existing deal for exclusive rights. With its dedicated cricket channel, Sky, which has said that cricket is the most valuable sport for its business after domestic football, had to win the rights renewal.

Later this year, Sky and BT will face off again for the biggest prize of all when the Premier League rights come up for renewal in what could be a £6bn sports rights auction. The pair could be joined by Amazon, which earlier this month poached the UK rights to the ATP men’s tennis world tour – all the tournaments outside the grand slams and the finals at London’s O2 Arena each year – from Sky.

Amazon has deep pockets, but may not be ready this auction cycle to commit such sums to drive its Prime Video service and wider business, but the threat could spur more big spending from BT and Sky.

The spiralling cost of sports rights, primarily the Premier League, has weighed on Sky’s business. A one-off £629m rise in its Premier League rights deal contributed to a 14% fall in profits at its UK and Ireland operations in the year to end of June.

That'll be another subs increase. :mrgreen:

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread
by Oblomov Boblomov » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:47 pm

Entertaining game, this. The conditions have been playing havoc.

Come on penalties :shifty:.

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