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Ethel The Tree

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  1. So do you reckon football-without-crowds is going to catch on? Seems like there are two choices ... Either get used to it - or forget about it altogether I'm leaning towards the second option, although I might think differently if Wednesday were playing
  2. 23 May Darmstadt 98 4-0 St Pauli Matt Penney watched from the bench as St Pauli's five game unbeaten run came to an end Jos made four changes around the hour mark with his side trailing 1-0 Didn't do much good as they conceded three more in the last 20mins and then missed a penalty in added time VfL Osnabruck 2-4 Hannover 96 VfL were 2-1 up at the start of the 2nd half, probably hoping for their first win since the middle of December Hannover scotched that idea with three goals of their own in the last 20mins of this one Joost van Aken played the whole game and even got himself on the score sheet by bagging Hannover's first goal
  3. I guess we'll be waiting a while yet for official confirmation on how the 2019/20 season might finish But League 2 seem to have thrown the towel in already - although it remains complicated So it's safe to say Connor Kirby's loan spell at Macclesfield is over, here's the summary of his time there ... total ... P 39 W 8 D 15 L 16 Goals 1 league 29 +5 4 +3 12 +1 13 +1 1 cups 5 1 2 2 The stats perhaps only tell half a story, but 39 games generally amounts to a full season of senior football So good for him, I'm sure the experience will be invaluable As for everything else that happened at the club while he was there - and it's quite a list - I'll wait till his book comes out
  4. Have to blow the cobwebs off this thread I don't like 'behind closed doors' as a concept myself, but I suppose they're official appearances that count etc so ... 17 May St Pauli 1-0 FC Nurnberg Visitors went down to 10 men after 55mins Matt Penney started but was subbed off on 68mins The player who replaced him bagged the winner 6mins before FT - tactical genius that Jos fella Arminia Bielefeld 1-1 VfL Osnabruck So VfL took their lousy run of results to the league leaders Went behind to a 1st half penalty but came away with a point thanks to a 94th minute equaliser Joost van Aken played the whole game Just hope these players come through safely - all of them really, but Matt & Joost in particular
  5. Two more who spring to mind Bobby Hope & Ian Porterfield Both joined in their 30s - Porterfield playing more than 100 games for us before going into management
  6. Can I just say a big up to the CLDC Forestry Gang of '79 I'd spent months trying to lure those fellas into a works outing and this game ^ was eventually it Chosen in part because one of 'em ('Fat John') was a Millwall fan who'd moved up north from Lewisham - only he bottled out at the last minute Not so the others - Pete, Nat & Kiwi Bryan - we had a blinding night A good win followed by a session in The Travellers at Oxspring before a failed search for a late fish supper *actually screeched to a halt outside a shop in Huddersfield that still had their lights on bloke let us in but guessed the fryers would be cold - to prove it, he took a chip out, bit it in half, shook his head and then spat it back in
  7. Couple of tidy strikes there 4th goal reminds me of Monty Python's Gynaecologists v Long John Silver Impersonators sketch
  8. 8th March SV Sandhausen 2-2 St Pauli (att: 9,872) St Pauli were looking for their third straight win and things were looking good when they went ahead midway through the 1st half But they conceded an equaliser from the spot on the stroke of half time - seems like Matt Penney was the culprit as he was also booked Whether it was the foul, the booking or else injuring himself in the challenge? He didn't appear for the second half When Sandhausen took the lead after 63mins it had been on the cards, but then St Pauli found an equaliser with about 15mins remaining and hung on to claim a valuable away point
  9. If Aue (p. 5) is the smallest city to have a side in the 2nd tier of German football then Sandhausen must be the smallest town The population is listed at around 15k but the town itself is situated just a few short miles south of Heidelberg, a city roughly ten times bigger In fact Heidelberg, being a world-famous university city, favours Rugby Union so perhaps those who prefer to watch football happily travel down to Sandhausen to get their fix ... No.11 SV Sandhausen ... which might explain why their home stadium has a capacity capable of accommodating the whole town Or maybe not, that part of SW Germany is fairly densely populated as it is and as their closest rivals appear to be Karlsruher (p.27) - and that's about 30 mile away - then perhaps they're at the heart of a thriving catchment area anyway Still a small town club though, who had to wait until 2012 to gain promotion to 2.Bundesliga for the first time in their history They've held their own at that level since then but are struggling a bit this season - currently 14th That's 3pts above the relegation playoff place and 1pt behind today's visitors: St Pauli
  10. I'll keep this thread going for those of us who might welcome a break from all the turmoil 7th March Plymouth 3-0 Macclesfield (att: 12,310) Home side maintain their push for automatic promotion while the visitors' lousy run of form continues Connor Kirby started as usual, got booked early on and was then subbed off on 77mins with his side trailing 2-0 Plymouth added a third almost immediately afterwards and that's how it finished Unless things improve, Macc's season is going to depend on how Stevenage get on and as luck would have it (!) they lost again as well
  11. Excellent result against a side with one eye on the playoffs Kind of makes up for losing 1-0 at home to the dingles in midweek - a match our OS has so far failed to mention
  12. News from Middlewood Road, U18s v Burnley ....
  13. Pelupessy v Man C being another example of this It's alright Upson (or whoever) counting his touches, but it would be more telling to see how much ground he'd covered over 90mins
  14. 8.32 Owls substitution OFF: Jordan O'Brien ON: Jack Stobbs
  15. I see Millwall are 3-0 up at Forest after 34 mins What a weird league the Championship is
  16. 8.09 WEDNESDAY LEAD! Fraser Preston doubles the advantage for the Owls with another very good finish.
  17. The Stir's half time summary .... It was not the most sparkling of performance from either side but a pair of excellent finishes sees the game all square and finely in the balance heading into the second half. Wednesday started really well, passing the ball with patience and composure to push up the pitch without creating much of a threat. United showed just that when Leo Gaxha sprung clear and finished superbly with the visitors' first real attack. The Owls struggled after falling behind, losing that quality on the ball as the game became more urgent. Play became sloppy and both sides struggled to create. But then came another moment of magic on the stroke of half time when Fraser Preston was put in clear and finished superbly.
  18. 's okay, we have it on good authority that Jordan O'Brien will weigh in with a hat-trick before too long
  19. 6th March VfL Osnabruck 2-6 Wehen Wiesbaden (att: 15,469) Worth bearing in mind that SV Wehen (p.12) have been glued to the relegation places all season and arrived in Osnabruck second bottom, just 1pt above Dresden So it must have come as a shock to find themselves 5-1 up going into 1st half injury time VfL had scored first too! and did manage to score again before the break but a sixth for Wehen in the 92nd minute completed the rout Joost van Aken probably counts himself lucky to have been an unused sub
  20. Fingers crossed on live updates Official sources are more or less non-existent Nancy and Alex Miller might come good and there's always @John O'Brien But I flatly refuse to follow twitterpig on principle Either way, come on you young up 'n coming wizards !!
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