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Re: The Football

Post by Trev » Wed Aug 27, 2008 21:00

The Rocky Nest wrote:Swansea City 2 - 1 Hull City .
Phhhhffff.................I knew it,I just knew it.......mind you, we did better than Bolton or West Brom!
Concentrate on the league and blah,blah,blah,blah.........sorry.
:-) Sorry. At least you get to concentrate on avioding the bottom three now.
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Re: The Football

Post by The Rocky Nest » Wed Aug 27, 2008 22:00

Swansea.......mmmmm.......I read the match report against our reserves(ha ha,only joking) and it sounded like you well deserved the win.
Our boss said your lot were excellent?
Could you be a good outside bet for play-offs or even better?
I hope you go for it.
This time last year we would've been happy with top ten and look what happened to us.
Sam Ricketts has spoken in the local rag saying that he only left Swansea cos he thought we were a couple of years ahead(and he wanted to step up levels quicker)but you've got everything in place and all that.
Also,you got rid of Darryl Duffy which was a very wise move.......too light weight.

We are aiming to finish at the top of the bottom six!
That'll do!
I reckon we've got a good chance.......HONESTLY.
Cheers and Good luck.

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Re: The Football

Post by Trev » Wed Aug 27, 2008 22:41

The Rocky Nest wrote:Swansea.......mmmmm.......I read the match report against our reserves(ha ha,only joking) and it sounded like you well deserved the win.
Our boss said your lot were excellent?
Could you be a good outside bet for play-offs or even better?
I hope you go for it.
This time last year we would've been happy with top ten and look what happened to us.
Sam Ricketts has spoken in the local rag saying that he only left Swansea cos he thought we were a couple of years ahead(and he wanted to step up levels quicker)but you've got everything in place and all that.
Also,you got rid of Darryl Duffy which was a very wise move.......too light weight.

We are aiming to finish at the top of the bottom six!
That'll do!
I reckon we've got a good chance.......HONESTLY.
Cheers and Good luck.
Good Luck to you as well! Hope you stay up. We rested a few players too, mind. About 5 or 6 I think.
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Re: The Football

Post by djbones » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:08

Enid Coleslaw wrote:Ha, a cracking 4-0 dicking for Neil Warnock at our place last night. Lovely!

Please can we have the scum or the Geordies at our place in the next round so I can pretend it's like the old days?
Always nice to beat a Warnock team - very nice indeed.

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Re: The Football

Post by darvé » Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:28

Looks like our brightest new hope for many a season is off to Bristol City tomorrow, allegedly. Of course, only if the vote goes in favour.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/footbal ... 585165.stm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Can i have my normal football club back now please? it was fun for a while but now it's getting silly.
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Re: The Football

Post by indiansummer » Fri Aug 29, 2008 15:33

LOUIS SAHA?!?!?

brilliant!

if we can keep him fit.
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Re: The Football

Post by andyroo » Fri Aug 29, 2008 15:51

indiansummer wrote:LOUIS SAHA?!?!?

brilliant!

if we can keep him fit.
That's a pretty big if.

Has he passed a medical? HOW?!
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Re: The Football

Post by Martijn » Sat Aug 30, 2008 00:18

davo wrote:Looks like our brightest new hope for many a season is off to Bristol City tomorrow, allegedly. Of course, only if the vote goes in favour.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/footbal ... 585165.stm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Can i have my normal football club back now please? it was fun for a while but now it's getting silly.
Awww... that does sound pretty sad indeed. What are the 'owners' going to base their decision on? Do they genuinely like the Fleet to do well? Do they just want to sell their stake for more money than they paid it for? Or do they just like to do silly things? In any case, good luck against Oxford tomorrow!

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Re: The Football

Post by darvé » Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:13

Martijn wrote:
davo wrote:Looks like our brightest new hope for many a season is off to Bristol City tomorrow, allegedly. Of course, only if the vote goes in favour.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/footbal ... 585165.stm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Can i have my normal football club back now please? it was fun for a while but now it's getting silly.
Awww... that does sound pretty sad indeed. What are the 'owners' going to base their decision on? Do they genuinely like the Fleet to do well? Do they just want to sell their stake for more money than they paid it for? Or do they just like to do silly things? In any case, good luck against Oxford tomorrow!
He's gone - http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/footbal ... 585165.stm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - although we still don't know officially where he's off to, smart moneys on Bristol City with Peterborough a close second. Either way, i don't expect to see him this afternoon. To be honest, if i'd have had a vote, i'd have voted to sell him, he's already said he wasn't going to sign a new contract in May, and he is a class above BSP level, good luck to him. Also, we desperately need the money, MyFC promised they wouldn't let us get further in debt, but we're spiralling down that road rapidly, even after winning the Trophy we're still not getting the numbers through the turnstiles. Average home attendance has gone up to about 1400, but we need to get about 4500 total to be alright.

Add to that the increasing bitterness and resentment on both sides with the MyFC'ers feeling cheated that what they were promised has never materialised, or it has, but in a way that makes it impossible for them to let their vote count. The whole premise of 'Own the club, Pick the team' has never emerged in the way they wanted (theres an option to let Liam Daish pick the team, which pretty much gets 80-85% of the vote each week) Therfore the Power still lies with the Fleet managment team (as it should) The old school fleet fans who have signed up just get abused and antagonised online by the MyFc'ers who obviously know better.. I wouldn't be surprised if the number of renewals is pretty miniscule, which means less money coming on.

It's a sorry state of affairs down there, we're coming into what could be our best ever season, on the back of a trophy win, with a real chance for the play-offs and it's still being overshadowed by a select group of internet powermongers.

Who spends all their time on the Internet anyway ?!?!


Anyway, heres to 3 points against Oxford this afternoon.
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Re: The Football

Post by sweepingthenation » Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:48

Hang on, thousands of people signed up on the understanding that they'd be able to pick the team, and every week they vote that Daish should be allowed to pick the team?

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Re: The Football

Post by Life on Deck » Sat Aug 30, 2008 14:46

What do you make of this story, Rocky Nest?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/footbal ... 589224.stm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Seven million? Ferguson will be a right buttmunch if keeps hold onto him. I'm surprised how much Brown wants Campbell though, haven't they got enough talent up front already?
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Re: The Football

Post by Life on Deck » Sat Aug 30, 2008 15:16

Aggi on the Mezzanine wrote:What do you make of this story, Rocky Nest?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/footbal ... 589224.stm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Seven million? Ferguson will be a right buttmunch if keeps hold onto him. I'm surprised how much Brown wants Campbell though, haven't they got enough talent up front already?
Buy him!

Two down at home to bloody Wigan. In fifteen minutes. What a radge.

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Re: The Football

Post by James_B » Sat Aug 30, 2008 18:35

andyroo wrote:
indiansummer wrote:LOUIS SAHA?!?!?

brilliant!

if we can keep him fit.
That's a pretty big if.

Has he passed a medical? HOW?!
I'm probably the one united fan who thinks we should've kept him.
He's great when he's fit and in the right mood and was looking back to his best at the start of last season (i think it was then anyway).

With spurs signing that russian guy and saha leaving that must surely mean berbatov is finally on his way.

Also, £7m for Fraizer Campbell?!? If he's worth that much already he'll probably fancy his chances of getting in the first team for us, so surely a permanent move to Hull would be a step in the wrong direction, considering they'll almost certainly be back in the championship next season.

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Re: The Football

Post by Concrete » Sat Aug 30, 2008 19:41

sweepingthenation wrote:Hang on, thousands of people signed up on the understanding that they'd be able to pick the team, and every week they vote that Daish should be allowed to pick the team?
Sounds to me like they're making the right decision though. I'd be quite up for owning a club along with 20,000 others, sharing in any profits and voting on "board" issues, but I always thought the team-picking thing was a bad idea.

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Re: The Football

Post by jayen_aitch » Sat Aug 30, 2008 19:52

James_B wrote:They'll almost certainly be back in the championship next season.
Before today I would have questioned you on that point.

But five - nil? To Wigan?

And look at that goal difference.

Ouch.

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Re: The Football

Post by Life on Deck » Sat Aug 30, 2008 20:08

I don't agree with you both. This is the third game into the new season. City beat Fulham, Fulham beat Arsenal, Arsenal thump Newcastle, Newcastle stifle Manchester United. Blackburn had a shocker of a day too, but who is writing them off? It's a bit of wacky statement to come from a United supporter that Hull City are going to be relegated. Do you lot even care about what happens out of the top four? Splattering of supporters from other Premier league teams have been wishing nothing but good luck to City.

From what Brown said today, however, it looks like he needs Campbell. I think it's a shame that the politics at Old Trafford are affecting this return to Hull for him. He was settled there last season and more or less helped us get promoted.
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Re: The Football

Post by Martijn » Sat Aug 30, 2008 22:28

Concrete wrote:
sweepingthenation wrote:Hang on, thousands of people signed up on the understanding that they'd be able to pick the team, and every week they vote that Daish should be allowed to pick the team?
Sounds to me like they're making the right decision though. I'd be quite up for owning a club along with 20,000 others, sharing in any profits and voting on "board" issues, but I always thought the team-picking thing was a bad idea.
I would think so too. Owners of other teams --whether they're a Russian billionaire or a supporters trust-- don't make such decisions either, do they now? I can't imagine Daish would want to stay under such circumstances either.

Exeter, in the meantime, have lost all three home games this season. I suppose Luton needed the points more than we do, but still. Is there a strong rivalry between Grimsby and Lincoln by the way?

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Re: The Football

Post by darvé » Sat Aug 30, 2008 22:37

Concrete wrote:
sweepingthenation wrote:Hang on, thousands of people signed up on the understanding that they'd be able to pick the team, and every week they vote that Daish should be allowed to pick the team?
Sounds to me like they're making the right decision though. I'd be quite up for owning a club along with 20,000 others, sharing in any profits and voting on "board" issues, but I always thought the team-picking thing was a bad idea.
See thats where the root of the problems seem to lay, theres essentially 3 groups of people on MyFC -

1 - X amount of thousands who signed up as it was something different/they were interested/it might have been their team/they want the thrill of 'owning' a club. Basically, people who like the idea but don't really care too much for the voting.
2 - A relatively small group who have become more and more vocal over the whole PTT thing and are using it as both and anti MyFC thing, and an anti Ebbsfleet thing as it hasn't happened the way they wanted (which would never work)
3 - All the Ebbsfleet fans who signed up after they bought us who are doing everything they can to maintain a decent running of the club and a decent support of the club from the clubs perspective.

The reason why 80 odd % vote week in, week out to let Daish pick the team is because it's really only the 2nd and 3rd groups that are voting and the theres no way on earth that group 2 will ever outnumber group 3. Unfortunately, on the forums over there (i'm not a member so i get all this second hand) group 2 have become increasingly spiteful and hateful towards pretty much everything involving MyFC and Ebbsfleet.

It's a total mess.



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Re: The Football

Post by a layer of chips » Sun Aug 31, 2008 00:04

Martijn wrote:
Exeter, in the meantime, have lost all three home games this season. I suppose Luton needed the points more than we do, but still. Is there a strong rivalry between Grimsby and Lincoln by the way?
Not really historically. Our main rivals have always been Hull and Scunthorpe.

It's been very nice to see Hull get hammered today. What fools all their newfans must be.

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Re: The Football

Post by Life on Deck » Sun Aug 31, 2008 00:39

Wasn't the last competitive game against City and Town in the F.A. Cup in 1989. Oh wait, there might have been a testimonial on a wet soggy November night in 2004 for Neil Mann.

Hardly the simmering cauldron of an Old Firm or El Clásico rivalry.
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