EASY, DEVIN: English Football League and beyond, 2018/19

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Who's ready?

imago, Friday, 3 August 2018 11:01 (ten months ago) Permalink

great thread title, knew it had potential at the time!

calzino, Friday, 3 August 2018 12:07 (ten months ago) Permalink

Just a reminder that we might be a bad start from Morecambe away from this list being topped by this man

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/onesport/cps/800/cpsprodpb/14597/production/_102215338_ainsworthgetty1.jpg

imago, Friday, 3 August 2018 17:21 (ten months ago) Permalink

Sky have picked a real peach to kick off the season

the Joao looked at Jonny (Noodle Vague), Friday, 3 August 2018 17:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

Seems like the level of expectancy among Exeter fans is higher than I’ve ever known it, and really the justification seems to be (a) lots of people are relieved Tisdale’s gone, having talked themselves into believing that all and any problems at the club were his fault and (b) Matt Taylor making a series of very popular decisions regarding keeping or releasing players.

I have to keep reminding myself that if these players were that good most of them would have gone somewhere further up the football tree, but I am enjoying the optimism (mine and others’) and we haven’t seen these lads fail yet.

Tim, Friday, 3 August 2018 17:41 (ten months ago) Permalink

Sky have picked a real peach to kick off the season

― the Joao looked at Jonny (Noodle Vague), Friday, August 3, 2018 5:30 PM (eleven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

fuck me you're not wrong

early game tomorrow otoh is compulsory viewing

imago, Friday, 3 August 2018 17:44 (ten months ago) Permalink

Fully ready:

🎩 | Matt Taylor: Defensive coach and magician... #ECFC pic.twitter.com/Wb99fy55jc

— Exeter City FC (@OfficialECFC) September 6, 2017

Tim, Friday, 3 August 2018 17:46 (ten months ago) Permalink

Mate in the pub pointed it out it's a Lampard ting, same reason Sky are suddenly fascinated with Rangers

the Joao looked at Jonny (Noodle Vague), Friday, 3 August 2018 19:53 (ten months ago) Permalink

This first half has been unremitting gash tho

the Joao looked at Jonny (Noodle Vague), Friday, 3 August 2018 19:53 (ten months ago) Permalink

lol ive quite enjoyed it
lots of great fouls

nxd, Friday, 3 August 2018 19:56 (ten months ago) Permalink

Screamer, fuck you Derby

the Joao looked at Jonny (Noodle Vague), Friday, 3 August 2018 20:13 (ten months ago) Permalink

Well Bod scored and Mannone made me lol, can't fault the entertainment value

the Joao looked at Jonny (Noodle Vague), Friday, 3 August 2018 20:53 (ten months ago) Permalink

OK now I hate it

the Joao looked at Jonny (Noodle Vague), Friday, 3 August 2018 20:54 (ten months ago) Permalink

One good part of being home for the game is catching up with the breaking news in Sidmouth: http://www.sidmouthherald.co.uk/news/supermarket-giant-slammed-for-only-giving-one-free-butter-portion-with-toasted-teacakes-and-scones-1-5634261

Tim, Saturday, 4 August 2018 10:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

Thread title continues to deliver

Meanwhile our best player has suffered an ACL tear a day or two before our first game. We are cursed. Tune into Sky to witness the hell for yourself! Only five substitutes named! It's like 2008 out there!

imago, Saturday, 4 August 2018 11:06 (ten months ago) Permalink

nice to see Sky suddenly taking an interest in League One eh?

the Joao looked at Jonny (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 4 August 2018 11:13 (ten months ago) Permalink

Proper stadium, proper supporters

imago, Saturday, 4 August 2018 11:22 (ten months ago) Permalink

Howay the lads

imago, Saturday, 4 August 2018 11:23 (ten months ago) Permalink

If only there was a Sunderland fan posting to ILX whom I could abuse

imago, Saturday, 4 August 2018 11:23 (ten months ago) Permalink

GET IN

the Joao looked at Jonny (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 4 August 2018 11:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

Mr Thompson: Lots of fans fancying Aston Villa to finish top two this year in #bbcefl predictions. I agree. Very few teams bounce straight back, only Newcastle in last two seasons. Looks a weaker league but will still be competitive. Looking forward to it and fancy us.

sit down, you're pissed

the Joao looked at Jonny (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 4 August 2018 11:52 (ten months ago) Permalink

oof 2 last minute header winners

nxd, Saturday, 4 August 2018 13:27 (ten months ago) Permalink

ikr? brutal

the Joao looked at Jonny (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 4 August 2018 13:31 (ten months ago) Permalink

-_-

imago, Saturday, 4 August 2018 15:22 (ten months ago) Permalink

3 points today against what surely must now be the least likeable team in league 1

Incredible goal too

Blandford Forum, Saturday, 4 August 2018 15:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

ahem

Blandford Forum, Saturday, 4 August 2018 15:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

96th and 98th minute penalties give Swindon a win over Macclesfield, that's rough!

calzino, Saturday, 4 August 2018 16:44 (ten months ago) Permalink

Yah Dhanda just scored twenty seconds into his debut with his first touch as a professional footballer.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Saturday, 4 August 2018 18:16 (ten months ago) Permalink

Or senior professional at least, delighted for him.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Saturday, 4 August 2018 18:18 (ten months ago) Permalink

West Brom’s new mascot is a combi boiler... 😳 pic.twitter.com/pMDggOXNW4

— Football Mumble (@football_mumble) August 4, 2018

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Saturday, 4 August 2018 21:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

A win which I think flattered us but I'll take it. Blyth didn't challenge much and I know they've got centre half problems - signing someone already carrying a suspension won't solve them for another few weeks.

Weird they didn't put up more of a fight considering sections of our fans have a conspiracy about them, Morpeth and Wembley so are supposed to be decent (in our new history terms).

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Sunday, 5 August 2018 04:58 (ten months ago) Permalink

i am watching leeds stoke?

alomar lines, Sunday, 5 August 2018 15:31 (ten months ago) Permalink

how are you feeling about that decision

imago, Sunday, 5 August 2018 16:14 (ten months ago) Permalink

It's better than the Friday night game. Whisper it, but I think Leeds are gradually getting their shit together.

the Joao looked at Jonny (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 5 August 2018 16:17 (ten months ago) Permalink

very worrying, although in the 10 minutes I watched stoke looked dreadful.

calzino, Sunday, 5 August 2018 16:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

Afobe!

calzino, Sunday, 5 August 2018 16:43 (ten months ago) Permalink

Douglas looks a good signing for the scum, already!

calzino, Sunday, 5 August 2018 16:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

that vile revenant

imago, Sunday, 5 August 2018 16:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

Quality pen from Benik, look forward to our fans moaning about his sale again

the Joao looked at Jonny (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 5 August 2018 18:59 (ten months ago) Permalink

I had a very pleasant afternoon on Saturday; 3-1 win which (though by no means a perfect performance) is a good way to start with a new manager. All three of our goals came from debutants: given how reliant we were on Jayden Stockley's goals last year, that's really pleasing. I'm not in the "we're going to piss this tinpot league" place but the performance was coherent enough that my fears of a post-Tisdale upheaval / collapse are allayed for now.

Tim, Monday, 6 August 2018 10:26 (ten months ago) Permalink

Can't be 100% sure till kickoff but it looks like Villa might be about to set up with a back 3/5 lookin something like this:

Elmohamady; Hutton; Chester; Elphick; Taylor

Not a one of them can pass, not a one of them can control the ball, several of them can just about break into a job when pushed

Meanwhile our brightest young talent (and star of the pre-season) Andre Green is on the bench

Windsor Davies, Monday, 6 August 2018 18:18 (ten months ago) Permalink

*break into a jog ffs

Why the fuck is Steve Bruce still here? I'd sooner have taken the punt on Thierry Henry

Windsor Davies, Monday, 6 August 2018 18:20 (ten months ago) Permalink

i wish you rid of Brucey sooner rather than later, struggling to see a top 6 finish for Villa at the moment depending on who you lose before Friday

the Joao looked at Jonny (Noodle Vague), Monday, 6 August 2018 18:21 (ten months ago) Permalink

If we keep grealish for the full season then we'll make the playoffs, if we don't then we won't, it really is that simple now

Windsor Davies, Monday, 6 August 2018 18:24 (ten months ago) Permalink

yeah that's what i meant really

the Joao looked at Jonny (Noodle Vague), Monday, 6 August 2018 18:24 (ten months ago) Permalink

Lol yes exackly that was an xpost

Windsor Davies, Monday, 6 August 2018 18:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

Noted brainbox Lee Hendrie reckons that Bruce has taken the club "back to where it belongs", intentional or not that is a+ trolling of his audience

Windsor Davies, Monday, 6 August 2018 18:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

Ugh comedy goalkeeping, comedy goal

If I were grealish I'd be making a beeline for the exit, can only hope that his diehard villa fandom blurs his vision

Windsor Davies, Monday, 6 August 2018 18:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

*raises glass*

imago, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 20:30 (one month ago) Permalink

Classic choke

Doctor Nu (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 20:39 (one month ago) Permalink

;_;

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 20:41 (one month ago) Permalink

In the 20 seconds i was confirming it was full time on talksport they managed to use "Frank Lampard's Derby"

Doctor Nu (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 20:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Huddersfield Town linked with 'Iranian Zlatan Ibrahimovic' Mehdi Taremi

good to be back in the lower leagues again!

calzino, Thursday, 16 May 2019 15:42 (one month ago) Permalink

Tommy Rowe(binson) MISSES!

congrats imago!

calzino, Friday, 17 May 2019 21:30 (one month ago) Permalink

I can remember that little shit tormenting us in 2007 1st game of season against Stockport. Hated the little rodent, glad he fucked up the pen.

calzino, Friday, 17 May 2019 21:32 (one month ago) Permalink

lol the state of that pen!

calzino, Friday, 17 May 2019 21:42 (one month ago) Permalink

if i was darraghmac, this thread would have been filled with 100 of the most unmentionable posts in ilf history

imago, Friday, 17 May 2019 22:38 (one month ago) Permalink

you know how spurs have massively gotten away with it on like 25 occasions this season? this was all of those rolled into one, salvaged by a sudden and unexpected rediscovery of bottle when it came to penalty-taking

imago, Friday, 17 May 2019 22:52 (one month ago) Permalink

Sin bins are coming! TO the National League and all leagues below this year AIUI?

I am basically slavering in anticipation of this:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7MPoLfXkAUXOSV.jpg

(NB I've stolen this image from the Exeter fans' site so it may all be a complicated whooshy ruse.)

Tim, Thursday, 23 May 2019 11:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Step 7 and below. They extended the 2017/18 trial to 2018/19 because it was apparently going well.

That said, I could be unsighted to an extension.

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Thursday, 23 May 2019 11:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

5 and 6 too now, I think?

Tim, Thursday, 23 May 2019 13:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

That's still in Vase territory.

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Thursday, 23 May 2019 13:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Sure, but it's coming for us all. I hope.

Tim, Thursday, 23 May 2019 13:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I'd need to see the stats of how much difference it's made - my suspicion is that lots of players at, say, steps 4 and 5 would just build resentment, and go back on the pitch and snap the player in half.

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Thursday, 23 May 2019 13:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I just want to see the chaos of having your keeper run on in an outfield player shirt and then arsing around until the next break in play when they will have to swap shirts with the hapless disposable lump of centre half who's been covering for them.

Tim, Thursday, 23 May 2019 16:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

is there some ancient word that describes when you can't fucking stand football/football players/managers/fans/the whole shebang really, anymore, but feel empty sadness at lack of domestic football fixtures to engage with?

calzino, Saturday, 25 May 2019 14:10 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Newport v Tranmere going on right now! Tranmere starting to look stronger but still goalless - may well be one of those games that comes down to either a moment of brilliance, a horrendous mistake or penalties.

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Saturday, 25 May 2019 15:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Shockah

specific goats my way (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 25 May 2019 16:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Holy shit pic.twitter.com/BmJpWyPzFo

— 𝓂𝓇 𝓅𝑜𝓈𝓉𝓂𝒶𝓃 (@Si__Taylor) May 25, 2019

calzino, Sunday, 26 May 2019 06:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the wisdom of gaffers

imago, Sunday, 26 May 2019 08:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

also does anyone have any cool tips for how to negotiate one's way to a full-capacity wembley stadium

imago, Sunday, 26 May 2019 09:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

levy

daenerys baker (darraghmac), Sunday, 26 May 2019 09:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lol

imago, Sunday, 26 May 2019 09:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

fml

imago, Sunday, 26 May 2019 14:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Hope you get a goal back as that would be a sickening way to lose a play off final

groovypanda, Sunday, 26 May 2019 14:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Imago I don't, I cant even, I, my god

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Sunday, 26 May 2019 14:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

somehow we are all square at the half but I am still experiencing some form of advanced ptsd

imago, Sunday, 26 May 2019 14:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i would not recommend that as a way for villa to negotiate the first half tomorrow, put it that way

imago, Sunday, 26 May 2019 15:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

subbed your boy for that?

nxd, Sunday, 26 May 2019 15:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

gl imago!

nxd, Sunday, 26 May 2019 15:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yessssss

nxd, Sunday, 26 May 2019 15:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

literally taking it with 30 seconds to go ... fuck these nerve shredding penalty shoot outs.

calzino, Sunday, 26 May 2019 15:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

fun ending

alomar lines, Sunday, 26 May 2019 15:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

never in doubt

imago, Sunday, 26 May 2019 15:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Doubly awesome result, Sunderlols

specific goats my way (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 26 May 2019 15:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Cheer up Mackems, that first decade in league one is always the hardest one.

calzino, Sunday, 26 May 2019 16:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Sunday, 26 May 2019 16:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink

turns out getting the nightmare out of the way after four minutes is possibly the way to go, sunderland brought nothing of their own after that

imago, Sunday, 26 May 2019 16:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Looking forward to Season 2 of Sunderland 'Til I Die!

. (Michael B), Sunday, 26 May 2019 23:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

sky just called villa tinkers afaict

daenerys baker (darraghmac), Monday, 27 May 2019 13:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

god save the queen going down well in buskers in temple bar

daenerys baker (darraghmac), Monday, 27 May 2019 13:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink



Who was this guy that they brought out of the bar to meet the players?

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Monday, 27 May 2019 14:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/oRZZqzd.jpg

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Monday, 27 May 2019 14:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

joke

daenerys baker (darraghmac), Monday, 27 May 2019 15:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

That was like when the fifa ai's decided it's having a goal no matter what

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Monday, 27 May 2019 15:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

OK then. Have a good summer

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Monday, 27 May 2019 16:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

good stuff

imago, Monday, 27 May 2019 16:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

st andrews then next year is it

probs easier to get to tbf

nxd, Monday, 10 June 2019 09:17 (one week ago) Permalink


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