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Old 5th January 2009, 09:59 PM   #286 (permalink)
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Blyth Spartans 0 - 1 Blackburn Rovers

So, my home town club go out of the FA Cup thanks to a top-class free kick from Villanueva.Yes, we lost. Yes, Blackburn made 11 changes from their last Premier League match. But...we gave them such a scare. Blyth, near the bottom of the Blue Square North, lost to a Premier League side by a single goal. We defended brilliantly for 80-odd minutes, and there were a couple of chances near the end where we could and possibly should have scored. Well done, Spartans. Proud of ya.
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Old 5th January 2009, 10:12 PM   #287 (permalink)
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Hail to thee, Blyth spirit, (given the) bird thou never wert.


Sounds like your lads did you proud, Til.
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Old 5th January 2009, 10:19 PM   #288 (permalink)
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Well, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't just a wee bit disappointed not to get a result, especially with the chances we had late on - but I've got to be realistic. I fully expected us to get tonked (even with Allardyce naming a virtually unrecognisable team), and we didn't. Not even close to it. For a non-league team that hasn't won a league game in (I think) 11 to run a Premier League side so close... Yep. They did us proud.
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Old 6th January 2009, 11:56 PM   #289 (permalink)
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Burnley 1 - 4 Tottenham

We started so fantastically well, too! Half an hour of beautiful passing, moveing, crossing, and a spectacular goal, only to be let down by a couple of injuries, and a Tottenham that came out for the second half and... if this weren't a family forum, I'd say they "raped us", but it is, so I shan't.

We crumbled. The back line just died... doesn't help that we're statistically one of the worst Championship clubs for defending against corners.

It was almost like watching a relegation-fighting Championship club being picked apart by a club at the top of the Premiership!

Ah well... second leg, eh? Only need to get the score to 3-0 and hold on for half an hour... or even win it outright with 4 or more to nil! And Defoe should be available... glee.

I wish our Duff was like Newcastle's. Friggin' eejit.

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Old 7th January 2009, 12:59 AM   #290 (permalink)
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It was almost like watching a relegation-fighting Championship club being picked apart by a club at the top of the Premiership!
Was that just a random observation, Lennis, or was there a specific example you had in mind?...
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Old 7th January 2009, 12:13 PM   #291 (permalink)
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Your accusation wounds me! 'Twas but the musings of a heartbroken emu!

One has to admit, though, that you did give it 110% in the opening minutes, and Wellbeck's goal was offside.
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Old 7th January 2009, 07:44 PM   #292 (permalink)
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And it wasn't a penalty, unless they've changed the rules so that a ball bouncing off a defender's head counts as one... but we never really looked like scoring, so we'd still have lost 1-0...

Good luck in the second leg, though I can't really see you winning 3-0, somehow - still, miracles do happen, apparently...
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Old 7th January 2009, 09:21 PM   #293 (permalink)
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Indeed they do, but we've had all three of ours.

There's always a chance. We will be at home, which is always a plus, and maybe Redknapp will be complacent? Yeah... I hear he gave Tottenham a right telling off at half-time (which worked), and ripped the team to pieces afterwards.

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As if Derby beat United! I think we all should take note of that - without offsides and bad ref decisions, United are nothing! Nothing I tells ya!

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Old 10th January 2009, 05:18 PM   #294 (permalink)
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Well, how unlikely can you get?

Barnsley 0-1 Southampton - first win in 12 for the Saints!

And Leeds 0-2 Carlisle!

I wish I'd had a small wager on that pair of results...

Commiserations, Ace...and well pulled back, Till!
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Old 10th January 2009, 05:23 PM   #295 (permalink)
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Oh, and if anyone with some spare time feels like making a full list of who supports what team, I'll sticky it for reference...
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Yeah, and we had one disallowed as well. Good results, Py!
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Old 10th January 2009, 07:01 PM   #297 (permalink)
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Sheesh, not only did they nick our name, they buried us.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle - 3

Partick Thistle - 0.


I demand a recount.
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Old 13th January 2009, 11:02 PM   #298 (permalink)
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Congrats, Lennis:

Burnley 2-1 QPR

Next hurdle: the Baggies away...and I certainly wouldn't bet against that one turning out a surprise, at all...
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Liverpool-

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uninspired Reds
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Old 13th January 2009, 11:41 PM   #300 (permalink)
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Let's not forget Wolves winning at Birmingham.

(With the same scoreline, 0-2, as Portsmouth achieved at Bristol City; I'm guessing Pyan simply forgot to mention this south coast result. )
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