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

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

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

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

This first half has been unremitting gash tho

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

lol ive quite enjoyed it
lots of great fouls

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

Screamer, fuck you Derby

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

OK now I hate it

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

Proper stadium, proper supporters

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

Howay the lads

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

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

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

GET IN

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

oof 2 last minute header winners

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

ikr? brutal

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

-_-

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

ahem

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

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

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

Or senior professional at least, delighted for him.

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

i am watching leeds stoke?

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

how are you feeling about that decision

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

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

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

Afobe!

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

Douglas looks a good signing for the scum, already!

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

that vile revenant

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

yeah that's what i meant really

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

Lol yes exackly that was an xpost

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

Love Bielsa

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 12 January 2019 18:10 (one month ago) Permalink

A local landlord who was a massive Leeds fan was buried today. His pub The Vulcan was a popular match day boozer and he wasn't an arrogant twat and always pretended/claimed Town were his 2nd club so RIP Pete.

calzino, Saturday, 12 January 2019 18:51 (one month ago) Permalink

now that Pierce is weighing in on spygate, no doubt seething at the idea of cheating foreigns (lol saying the result should be reversed even tho Derby got a total fucking apparently) - I'm actually warming to up to Bielsa and fuck Lampard 4eva.

calzino, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 08:26 (one month ago) Permalink

is bielsa off?

gonna join us in readiness of poch out

topical mlady (darraghmac), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 15:54 (one month ago) Permalink

Looks like he's out yeah.

Marcelo Bielsa: football’s new philosopher king

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 16:23 (one month ago) Permalink

there would major lolz until i die if he was to announce at the press conference that he's Wagner's replacement.

calzino, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 16:36 (one month ago) Permalink

... or vice versa?

Tim, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 16:36 (one month ago) Permalink

Imagine having to resign because you sent someone to spy on the chokiest club in English football.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 16:37 (one month ago) Permalink

I note that the Bielsa presser has started with a powerpoint presentation - can that possibly be a prelude to a resignation?

Tim, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:13 (one month ago) Permalink

surely not

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:14 (one month ago) Permalink

Announces they've watched the opposition before every game this season!

Gotta love him really.

Tim, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:16 (one month ago) Permalink

Bielsa: "I don't want to compare my behaviour with previous behaviour that are similar. I heard there are others which also affected fair play but absolutely, I don't want to defend myself by attacking others." #lufc

— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 16, 2019

This dude's livetweeting the press conference and I'm enjoying it.

Tim, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:18 (one month ago) Permalink

this is superb.

"Apart from the players in a staff, you have around 20 people. These 20 people create a volume of information which is absolutely not necessary. It doesn't define the path of a competition. Why do we do that? Because we feel guilty if we don't work enough."

ogmor, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:50 (one month ago) Permalink

haha

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Is Bielsa the Prime Minister now?

imago, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:53 (one month ago) Permalink

yet

topical mlady (darraghmac), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:56 (one month ago) Permalink

I love how he's now sharing all the illicitly obtained Derby County information for everyone else in the league to see.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 18:09 (one month ago) Permalink

All I hope is that they were able to get the mole out of Derby before they had the chance to turn him.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 18:10 (one month ago) Permalink

ranieri revealed as tinkerman

topical mlady (darraghmac), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 18:17 (one month ago) Permalink

when you suddenly find yourself wondering where Joe Mason is

stuck in the Lidl with EU (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 20:14 (one month ago) Permalink

dean saunders weighing in on bielsa now. next week we have the drummer from shed 7 talking about how he reckons that max roach didn't do anything he couldn't do.

calzino, Thursday, 17 January 2019 08:26 (one month ago) Permalink

We have turned another corner. Unfortunately they were both ninety degree corners so now we are heading the same way as before, which is out of the league.

Utterly abject. Everyone below us has taken points off us, and have been far better than us when we played them. Even if Nuneaton go under, we will benefit less than the sides under us so we really need them to stay afloat. Grim stuff.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Sunday, 20 January 2019 12:52 (four weeks ago) Permalink

You're still two points ahead of us with two games in hand

the salacious inaudible (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Sunday, 20 January 2019 21:58 (four weeks ago) Permalink

We haven't won away since August. 5 of our next 6 are on the road.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Monday, 21 January 2019 00:06 (four weeks ago) Permalink

national league heavily weighted towards the start of the alphabet this season
darlington are the 12th team alphabetically

not quite as good as ayr being 5th alphabetically out of 10 teams in 2017-18 scottish league one but more teams i guess to best

nxd, Monday, 21 January 2019 09:45 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I want to know what the four A's before them were now, but I'm too lazy to actually google it

the salacious inaudible (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 21 January 2019 12:27 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Airdrie
Arbroath
Alloa
Albion Rovers

Would be my guess? Annan another option and Aberdeen obviously too senior.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Monday, 21 January 2019 13:46 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Emergency board meeting in 10 minutes. Hopefully some decisive action while it's still possible.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Monday, 21 January 2019 13:47 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Are you hoping for any outcome in particular?

Tim, Monday, 21 January 2019 13:58 (four weeks ago) Permalink

take a bow saudi prem league

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order
Al-Ahli Jeddah
Al-Batin
Al-Ettifaq
Al-Faisaly
Al-Fateh
Al-Fayha
Al-Hazem
Al-Hilal
Al-Ittihad
Al-Nassr
Al-Qadsiah
Al-Raed Buraidah
Al-Shabab
Al-Taawoun
Al-Wehda
Ohod

nxd, Monday, 21 January 2019 13:59 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Hopefully get rid of the Dymock mafia, whether someone would leave a club at this stage of the season is doubtful so you'd have to be looking at someone currently out of work (e.g. Gary Rowett) or get the Davies/Green partnership back in to try and steady the wheel.

Lots of clamour for Beadle/Jenkins back as expected but them not being able to find another job since - and not even making the Gloucester shortlist - is telling. And holding up Billericay as an example of returns happening before just makes the club sound like a basket case.

We're desperate for a striker and at the weekend I was advocating an old pro, inspired by Jamie Cureton doing a job on us more than once last season. Then today I find Pascal Chimbomba is to play ever further down the pyramid.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Monday, 21 January 2019 14:07 (four weeks ago) Permalink

A decent experienced striker can do quite a lot for keeping the team shape together also. There is something slightly tragic about watching one take up a really intelligent position for a particular ball, see the move work as anticipated and then just not have the turn of speed to get there. Cases in point: Clinton Morrison, Marcus Stewart for us. They were both worth the shirt but a tiny bit of extra pace and they'd have been worth a shirt for much better sides than ours.

Tim, Monday, 21 January 2019 14:16 (four weeks ago) Permalink

IIRG Cureton is the last current professional footballer to have been in FIFA 96? Or one of the last?

Hope yr board makes a good choice.

Tim, Monday, 21 January 2019 14:18 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Vote of confidence FFS.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 08:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink

congrats on the Dalers on re-signing their fave professional wrestler Grant Holt. I hope they've made sure he can run the width of a pitch within 90 mins.

calzino, Friday, 25 January 2019 11:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

He is the width of a pitch IIRC

Tim, Friday, 25 January 2019 11:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

him and Lambert were a reet formidable strikeforce at Dale back in the day, maybe time to get the (big) band together - if only just for comedy value.

calzino, Friday, 25 January 2019 11:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

couldn't be any worse than our overpaid Belgium-beer-monster-with-a-bad-hair-transplant Depoitre tbf.

calzino, Friday, 25 January 2019 11:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Someone has suggested it would be highly unethical to farm out Depoitre to a L2 club, so instead couldnt we just farm him off to a farm instead.

calzino, Friday, 25 January 2019 11:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

GO ON ROTHERHAM

unexplained drinking injuries (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 26 January 2019 15:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

^still thinks there is a god

imago, Saturday, 26 January 2019 17:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

A win for Hereford tonight. FC Utd now second from bottom, six points away from getting out of the relegation zone to a team with two games in hand, or eight points to a team with one game in hand. Not looking good.

the salacious inaudible (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 22:42 (one week ago) Permalink

I am struggling to believe how we are pulling clear when we are so fucking dreadful. Our goalscorer on Saturday said in the press conference he didn't mean it.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 22:53 (one week ago) Permalink

Still getting pleasure from giving Franchise a proper doing on Saturday.

Tim, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 23:15 (one week ago) Permalink

Yet another home defeat and to add insult to injury my train home from Manchester was cancelled. Near certain relegation now.

the salacious inaudible (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Saturday, 9 February 2019 18:42 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah sorry NBS, there's a gap beginning to open up I think. We're not out of it yet but it's getting there.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Saturday, 9 February 2019 20:07 (one week ago) Permalink

congrats Blackpool.

calzino, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 22:38 (five days ago) Permalink

World’s most welcome points deduction.

Tim, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 22:45 (five days ago) Permalink

FC United started today second from bottom and 9 points from safety, off the back of four consecutive defeats (and having lost 8 out of the last 9 games). With 15 minutes to go, we were 3-1 down at home against the team 5th from bottom, looking as dead and buried as you can be. It's just finished 3-3. Probably nowhere near enough, but...

the salacious inaudible (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Saturday, 16 February 2019 16:57 (two days ago) Permalink

Dismal 0-0. Probably just enough, but..

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Saturday, 16 February 2019 17:47 (two days ago) Permalink


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