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11 hours ago, Ethel The Tree said:

 

Grimsby  v  Macclesfield  2nd round League Cup tie abandoned at half time

Pity really

Connor Kirby was making his second start and Macc were edging a tight game on possession and chances created

It was goalless and now they'll have to do it again

 

 

Just a bit of watter really  :dry:

 

seen worse coming out of the upper pigs' away end

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For those who would welcome the distraction ...

 

31 August

Stevenage  2-2  Macclesfield                (att:  2,504)

Connor Kirby came off the bench earlier than usual - 36th minute for an injured teammate with Macc leading 1-0

They still led at the break but needed a late penalty to rescue a point

 

 

Meanwhile, up in bonnie Scotland

 

Livingston  2-1  St Mirren                (att:  2,346)

Unlikely that Jack Stobbs would repeat last week's dramatic impact

But he did come off the bench in the 81st minute and got stuck in, even seeing a shot rattle the bar in the last minute

 

 

... and over in Germany

 

Dynamo Dresden  3-3  St Pauli             (att:  29,953)

Yes, Matt Penney was suspended for this one

But in his absence, St Pauli raced into a 3-0 lead in the first half hour

And then (presumably) watched it evaporate

 

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41 minutes ago, NorfolkNChance said:

Van Aken starts again. 

 

Yep .. v Karlsruhe at home. Osnabruck 1-0 up at half time

 

Vague recollections of us playing Karlsruhe in the Intertwobob Cup in the mid-90s

Had to check it out and sure enough ... it finished 1-1 at their place

Mark Bright with a late equalizer after Slaven Bilic had given them an early lead

Bound to be someone on here who went over for that one  :biggrin:

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1st September

VfL Osnabruck  3-0  Karlsruhe SC                 (att:  14,003)

Joost marks his third start for VfL with his first goal

He's looking like a fixture in this side tbf - blocks, clearances, linking up well and rarely wasting a pass

He goes up for corners and free kicks and that's how how scored in the 80th minute

The win moves his side back up to 3rd in the table

 

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2 minutes ago, bigash_swfc said:

Van Aken would have had a better game than Iorfa yesterday. 

 

Possibly. Slighty. Maybe. There's a chance.

 

He's getting games in Germany

Gaining confidence playing in a winning side

What's not to like?

 

If he doesn't come back he'll be adding to his value

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29 minutes ago, bigash_swfc said:

Joost Van Aken says "Looking forward to the future, dont look backwards"

 

Nothing wrong with that tbf

Why wouldn't he want to put the last 20 months behind him?

 

One league start since December 2017 followed by a cup game and another injury

His confidence was shot to pieces and if he stayed he'd be third choice left CB behind Borner & Thorniley

 

I hope he has the best season of his career so far for VfL - then at least we might recover some (or all) of the fee we paid out

 

 

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11 hours ago, Ethel The Tree said:

3rd September

Macclesfield  2-1  Newcastle U21        (att:  525)

Cup night once more, this time the Thingybob Trophy

And once again Connor Kirby starts and gets to play the whole 95 minutes

Picking up a first half booking along the way

 

 

This trophy has some weird rules :laugh:

 

actually one rule I did hear was that in trophy, score is level at the end, it goes to pens. 

But if you win the pens, you just get an extra point as it’s a league/group set up

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Just now, j17tjp said:

 

This trophy has some weird rules :laugh:

 

actually one rule I did hear was that in trophy, score is level at the end, it goes to pens. 

But if you win the pens, you just get an extra point as it’s a league/group set up

 

That's right - teams play in groups of four

3pts for a win, 1pt each for a draw and then a bonus point for winning the shoot-out

 

Probably trying to attract the crowds  :dry:

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7th September

Macclesfield  1-1  Crawley          (att:  1,788)

Connor Kirby kept his place from midweek to make his first league start for Macc

They took the lead midway through the 1st half but couldn't hold on as Crawley came at them after the break

Lots of free kicks and bookings but the draw was probably a fair result

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10 September

Grimsby  0-0  Macclesfield               (att:  3,011)

So it wasn't to be a happy 21st birthday for Connor Kirby after all

In the end, a visit to Chelsea in the next round hinged on a penalty shoot-out

Both sides missed one so it went to sudden death

Grimsby scored theirs and ... wouldn't you know it ....  :sad:

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I went to a 2. Bundesliga game a few weeks ago (Greuther Fürth 1-0 Jahn Regensburg) and obviously it was just the one game but the standard was shocking I thought. Would like to think that Penney and Van Aken could do well, German football in general will develop you fitness wise, it's very heavily based on pressing and a hell of a lot of running about.

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13 hours ago, Groundhopping Owl said:

I went to a 2. Bundesliga game a few weeks ago (Greuther Fürth 1-0 Jahn Regensburg) and obviously it was just the one game but the standard was shocking I thought. Would like to think that Penney and Van Aken could do well, German football in general will develop you fitness wise, it's very heavily based on pressing and a hell of a lot of running about.

Yet Borner has proven to be a really good addition to our squad. Makes you think we'd do better to keep looking in German Bundesliga than say Portugal or the Dutch leagues.

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14th September

Rangers  3-1  Livingston               (att:  48,793)

Just when you might think Livingston could use someone to come on and deliver a thunderwhatsit into the top pokie ...

Their manager decided to keep Jack Stobbs on the bench

His side actually took the lead with a 2nd half penalty, then trailed 2-1 before going down to 10 men and conceding a third later on - ah well

 

 

Swindon  3-0  Macclesfield               (att:  7,055)

Connor Kirby on the other hand kept his starting place but was one of a double substitution at half time with his side trailing 2-0

Swindon added a third goal to secure a win that sees them move up to second in League 2

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FC Erzgebirge Aue?

No, me neither

Apparently Aue is a small town/city situated in what was formerly East Germany - near the Ore Mountains, close to the Czech border

Also (apparently) the smallest town/city to ever boast a club in the 2.Bundesliga

Total population varies between 16-20,000 depending on sources and the stadium can more or less accomodate all of them

 

It's me - I don't get out much  :rolleyes:

 

Anyhow ...

15 September

FC Erzgebirge Aue  1-0  Vfl Osnabruck           (att:  9,750)

Minnows or not, half the town/city turned out to watch 'em beat JvA's side

Joost played the whole game - seems to be a fixture in their team now - and picked up an early booking

But a lack of consistency probably means they're mid-table at best

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