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

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

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

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

This first half has been unremitting gash tho

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

lol ive quite enjoyed it
lots of great fouls

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

Screamer, fuck you Derby

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

OK now I hate it

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

Proper stadium, proper supporters

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

Howay the lads

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

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

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

GET IN

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

oof 2 last minute header winners

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

ikr? brutal

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

-_-

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

ahem

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

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

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

Or senior professional at least, delighted for him.

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

i am watching leeds stoke?

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

how are you feeling about that decision

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

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

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

Afobe!

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

Douglas looks a good signing for the scum, already!

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

that vile revenant

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

yeah that's what i meant really

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

Lol yes exackly that was an xpost

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

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

Tim, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 23:15 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

congrats Blackpool.

calzino, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 22:38 (two months ago) Permalink

World’s most welcome points deduction.

Tim, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 22:45 (two months 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 months ago) Permalink

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

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

nxd's lot might get squashed out of existence by...a rugby club?

imago, Friday, 22 February 2019 14:11 (two months ago) Permalink

cant see it happening but if it helps get sisu out we should turn the lights off ourself

nxd, Friday, 22 February 2019 14:24 (two months ago) Permalink

Nuneaton need £10k to just see the season out.

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Friday, 22 February 2019 14:26 (two months ago) Permalink

Injury time equaliser...still not quite dead

the salacious inaudible (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Saturday, 2 March 2019 17:03 (one month ago) Permalink

Our mentality changed midweek from 'must win' to 'must not lose' and I suspect it played a part.

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Saturday, 2 March 2019 17:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Mate in the pub just had £480 quids worth of acca come in when Reading nicked it last minute

See me in mi heels an' tinge (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 2 March 2019 17:57 (one month ago) Permalink

3-0 up at Telford, could be just three points from safety in five minutes

the salacious inaudible (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Saturday, 9 March 2019 16:43 (one month ago) Permalink

Spectacular Darlo collapse gifted us the points today.

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Saturday, 9 March 2019 17:10 (one month ago) Permalink

look we're on the telly!

imago, Saturday, 9 March 2019 17:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Lol pissed up Brummagem fan has run on the pitch and hit Grealish

Carpool Tunnel (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 10 March 2019 12:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Don't know whether it belongs here or Real England but I stayed in the hotel at Bramhall Lane on Friday night and we left before 10 to get back for our match. As we checked out some Blades fans were already in the bar getting a beer in before the Rotherham game. Feels slightly admirable in a completely wrong way.

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Sunday, 10 March 2019 12:52 (one month ago) Permalink

Gotta make the most of your Saturdays

Carpool Tunnel (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 10 March 2019 12:53 (one month ago) Permalink

my assertion that 'that's birmingham city' has aroused tt's ire; she has bluenose in her family i think. i offered my condolences

imago, Sunday, 10 March 2019 13:22 (one month ago) Permalink

I pointed out to friends in the pub that a life ban is probably better than having to go to St Andrews once a fortnight

Carpool Tunnel (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 10 March 2019 13:36 (one month ago) Permalink

lol

holding out for sgt biscuits' take on the day as well tbh

imago, Sunday, 10 March 2019 13:41 (one month ago) Permalink

brum bringing on craig gardner to break someone's leg

imago, Sunday, 10 March 2019 13:42 (one month ago) Permalink

... from the bench or from the stands?

The Vangelis of Dating (Tom D.), Sunday, 10 March 2019 13:43 (one month ago) Permalink

Villa fan here. Thought Birmingham were hard done by to not get a penalty today and have to say their fans were fantastic 👏👏

— Jefferson Skarsnik (@ANNOYMAN) March 10, 2019

My statement on the events earlier today. I will be making no further comment at this time. Thank you.

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Sunday, 10 March 2019 15:03 (one month ago) Permalink

magnanimous and dignified

imago, Sunday, 10 March 2019 15:06 (one month ago) Permalink

We should all aim to conduct ourselves with the calm resolve of Jack Grealish dusting himself down from a sneak attack lariat to cooly dispatch the worst football club

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Sunday, 10 March 2019 15:19 (one month ago) Permalink

OTM

Carpool Tunnel (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 10 March 2019 16:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Meanwhile at Bramall Lane pic.twitter.com/KL3sSEKz8Y

— Michael (@KenBoon79) March 12, 2019

calzino, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 07:16 (one month ago) Permalink

haha

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 08:06 (one month ago) Permalink

North Ferriby United wound up today after 85 years over just over £7500 debts. They won the FA Trophy only 4 years ago.

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Friday, 15 March 2019 15:30 (one month ago) Permalink

wrecked by the Allam family who bought in, pumped in unnecessary and unsustainable funding, then pulled out again when they got bored

Carpool Tunnel (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 March 2019 15:48 (one month ago) Permalink

Derby County owner Mel Morris trying to sell club for £1. https://t.co/mebVJRGaUJ

— Matt Hughes (@MattHughesTimes) March 19, 2019

would pay a quid to sack Lampard and then put the cunts into administration and make them Mansfield's new feeder club.

calzino, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 21:16 (one month ago) Permalink

Fuck's sake

the salacious inaudible (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Saturday, 30 March 2019 17:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Sorry NBS, looks terminal.

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Saturday, 30 March 2019 17:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-wednesday/latest-owls-news/alan-biggs-sheffield-wednesday-column-why-most-of-the-football-world-will-laugh-with-steve-bruce-if-owls-beat-aston-villa-following-his-shameful-and-disgraceful-treatment-at-villa-park-1-9689031/amp?__twitter_impression=true

Going by this article, I would expect there to be some upcoming fixture postponements and minutes' silences as the football world angrily seeks to somehow reckon with the fact that [checks notes] Steve Bruce didn't win against the team that sacked him for signing Yannick Bolasie for 70 grand a week on deadline day while his club had one fit centre back

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Saturday, 6 April 2019 16:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Mathematically safe now.

Sorry nbs

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Saturday, 6 April 2019 17:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Looks like a good fight back against Stockport, are things finally starting to look up a little?

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 6 April 2019 17:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

alas, twas not to be for poor mistreated Steve Bruce

Boles to the Wolds (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 6 April 2019 17:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The second half was maybe the best we've played all season. Speaking to a couple of their fans after the game, their manager instructs them at half time to sit back and take the points if they're thoroughly on top and they got caught by it for not the first time.

So a combination of the two might have flattered the result - especially when both our goals were scrappy horrorshows - but I'm almost optimistic about the new season.

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Saturday, 6 April 2019 21:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

magnificent

imago, Monday, 8 April 2019 14:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ched Evans appears to be playing for Fleetwood Town, this is in addition to having Joey Barton as manager...

Do you like 70s hard rock with a guitar hero? (Tom D.), Saturday, 13 April 2019 17:28 (one week ago) Permalink

And the tractor has left the championship building.

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Sunday, 14 April 2019 07:40 (one week ago) Permalink

free from Mick McCarthy ennui

imago, Sunday, 14 April 2019 08:19 (one week ago) Permalink

meanwhile we've become the best team in League One, probably a few weeks too late but it's nice anyhow. i'd have us favourites for the playoffs, and automatic isn't out of the question. we have a couple of insanely good loan signings from west ham and arsenal. london privilege eh

imago, Sunday, 14 April 2019 09:35 (one week ago) Permalink

Also, Dommy P may be gone, but his spirit prevails https://www.skysports.com/football/southend-vs-wycombe/393597

imago, Sunday, 14 April 2019 11:40 (one week ago) Permalink


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