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Re: Grass roots Footie 2016/17 season

Postby BobHelm » March 17, 2017, 6:36 am

Couple of interesting games in the early hours for the Championship & Vale hopeful that a Friday night will bring 3 points!!
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Saturday..
Birmingham City V Newcastle United
Leeds United V Brighton & Hove Albion 17:30
Oxford United V Scunthorpe United
Cheltenham Town V Cambridge United
Forest Green Rovers V Wrexham
Alfreton Town V FC United of Manchester


The 2 FA Trophy second legs of the semi finals also take place..

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Re: Grass roots Footie 2016/17 season

Postby BobHelm » March 18, 2017, 7:24 am

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2 Championship play off pushing sides suffer unexpected defeats in the Friday night games.
City had only won twice in 22 games & then beat fellow struggler's Wigan last time out & now this thrashing of automatic spot hopefuls Huddersfield Town. Those 6 points have moved City 2 points out of the danger area to 19th. The loss leaves Huddersfield 6 points off the 2 at the top, all now having played 37 games.
The Reading result cements their play off place & leaves Sheffield Wednesday's place precarious to a rampant Fulham side now only 1 point behind & with a game in hand.

It was a fight for survival in the Friday night game in League One &, although a 2 nil scoreline might have flattered them, it was a resounding success for Vale. Still in the last drop out spot but only by 2 points & still with 2 games in hand. A loss to fellow strugglers, Shrewsbury, would have seriously damaged their hopes of avoiding the drop.

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Re: Grass roots Footie 2016/17 season

Postby BobHelm » March 19, 2017, 7:45 am

Birmingham City 0-0 Newcastle United
Leeds United 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
Oxford United 2-1 Scunthorpe United
Cheltenham Town 0- Cambridge United
Forest Green Rovers 3-0 Wrexham
Alfreton Town 2-1 FC United of Manchester


Leeds have a very satisfactory weekend, but possibly the 9 points they need to overall Brighton with only 8 games remaining is just too much.
After my big build up, Fulham have a stinker at home against Wolves & are still a point away from Sheffield.
The Iron were leading at half time but fall to a very late Oxford goal. Bradford win to go into 4th, Fleetwood can only draw so a winning Bolton grab second spot.
Town were still at the races when the visitors scored almost from the kick off. Luckily both Newport & Leyton Orient take heavy beatings. It looks like they may remain in the league due to the incompetency of 2 others rather than any personal skill on display!!
Any easy day out for Rovers as they go joint on points with Lincoln City, the year's near cup winning specialists do have 3 games in hand though..

FA Trophy
LINCOLN CITY 1-1 YORK CITY AET (AGG 2-3)
Tranmere Rovers 0-1 Macclesfield Town (Agg 1-2)

I think everyone excep Zid will be surprised that the finalists for the Trophy will be York against the Silkmen. Both were the underdogs going into the second legs & both away from home. York won the game with a penalty in the 105th. minutes - there is no 'away goals' rule in the Trophy. The other tie was a very tight affair with few chances either way. Macclesfield clinched the game with a strike in the second half to make their way to Wembley.

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Re: Grass roots Footie 2016/17 season

Postby Zidane » March 19, 2017, 4:54 pm

No,I thought a Lincoln v Tranmere final was nailed on when the draw was made.
Lincoln,top of the league and Fa Cup quarter finalists.....Tranmere,a big club all but but assured of a play off spot.

York,fighting against relegation from the Conference certainly caused a big upset.
Macc....not such a big surprise,I suppose,as they beat Tranmere in the Conference 4-2 on New Years Day.But Prenton Park always a difficult place to go to and win and I understand Macclesfield were deserved winners on the day.Attendance was 6,100.
This will be Macclesfieds 4th trip to Wembley for an FA Trophy Final but they will underestimate York at their peril as the Minstermen have had a good run of form of late.
Just when I thought our chance had passed,you go and save the best for last.

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Re: Grass roots Footie 2016/17 season

Postby BobHelm » March 20, 2017, 7:17 pm

It seems that Leyton Orient's off pitch situation is improving...
Orient owner given extra time to pay debts

Leyton Orient owner Francesco Becchetti has been given until 12 June to pay off remaining debts or sell the club at a winding-up hearing at the High Court.

The club were the subject of a winding-up petition brought by Revenue & Customs over unpaid taxes.

Those debts have been paid in full, but money is owed to four other creditors.

Chief executive Alessandro Angelieri gave the court a statement saying Becchetti would invest £1m to pay off remaining debts in eight to 10 weeks.


Being a Town fan I do have to say that I hope that it isn't followed by an on pitch improvement. :D :D

Although there are Internationals this week that does not halt Grass Roots football..

Monday 20th March 2017
Vanarama National League North

Curzon Ashton V FC United of Manchester 19:45

Tuesday 21st March 2017
Sky Bet League One

Coventry City V Port Vale 19:45

Vanarama National League

Chester V Macclesfield Town 19:45
Forest Green Rovers V Solihull Moors 19:45

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Re: Grass roots Footie 2016/17 season

Postby BobHelm » March 22, 2017, 7:53 am

Coventry City 2-1 Port Vale
Chester 2-3 Macclesfield Town
Forest Green Rovers 2-1 Solihull Moors


Coventry surprise the division, by winning a game & actually scoring a goal. They ended a gap of 422 minutes to net their first, but then scored again within a couple of minutes to go in at the break 2 nil up. Vale only managed to get 1 back in the second half. Even with the win Coventry remain 15 points from safety with 7 to play. Vale remain 2 from safety with a game in hand..
A late winner for Macclesfield keeps them in 9th. place. They are 10 points out of the play offs but have built up a real backlog of games. They have played 3/4 games less than the others above them (except second place Lincoln who are in the same boat as the Silk men).
The Rover's last kick win takes them top by 3 points over Lincoln. The Imps suffered a rare loss last night away to Boreham Wood, but still have 3 games in hand over Rovers.

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Re: Grass roots Footie 2016/17 season

Postby Zidane » March 22, 2017, 8:04 am

And this weekend in the Conference its.......

Lincoln City v Forest Green Rovers
Macclesfield Town v Aldershot

Two huge games for all 4 clubs involved.....ever heard of 9 pointers ?? [-o<
Just when I thought our chance had passed,you go and save the best for last.

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Re: Grass roots Footie 2016/17 season

Postby BobHelm » March 24, 2017, 7:53 am

Port Vale V Milton Keynes Dons
Barnet V Cheltenham Town
Lincoln City V Forest Green Rovers 12:15
Macclesfield Town V Aldershot Town
FC United of Manchester V FC Halifax Town

Sunday 26th March 2017
Scunthorpe United V Bradford City 12:30

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Re: Grass roots Footie 2016/17 season

Postby Zidane » March 24, 2017, 10:55 am

This from statto,earlier.......

" stattointhailand » January 21, 2017, 2:27 pm
One for the diaries ..... 26th March Live on Sky Scunthorpe V Bradford"

Scunthorpes last 4 games look relatively easy.....on paper,at least.
But the upcoming 3 are really tough.....you would think they will have to pick up at least 3 points from these to make it into the play offs ??

Bradford City (h) Millwall (a) Bolton Wanderers (h)
Then...
Milton Keynes Dons (a)
Chesterfield (h)
Swindon (a)
Coventry (h).....Coventry managed by ex Scunny boss,Mark Robins.
Just when I thought our chance had passed,you go and save the best for last.

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Re: Grass roots Footie 2016/17 season

Postby Drunk Monkey » March 25, 2017, 10:53 am

Zidane wrote:This from statto,earlier.......

" stattointhailand » January 21, 2017, 2:27 pm
One for the diaries ..... 26th March Live on Sky Scunthorpe V Bradford"

Scunthorpes last 4 games look relatively easy.....on paper,at least.
But the upcoming 3 are really tough.....you would think they will have to pick up at least 3 points from these to make it into the play offs ??

Bradford City (h) Millwall (a) Bolton Wanderers (h)
Then...
Milton Keynes Dons (a)
Chesterfield (h)
Swindon (a)
Coventry (h).....Coventry managed by ex Scunny boss,Mark Robins.


DM has changed his planned schedule to watch the Scunny Bradford game this Sunday LIVE ON SKY ... slight delay in my normal Isaan delivery trip and obviously hoping for an Iron win as anything else really isnt good enough ... with 2 massive games to follow against Bolton n Millwall it could all be over n done with if ALL these 3 fixtures dont go our way ... IMO the last 4 matches wont mean a great deal ..

Im predicting another season in L1 for the Iron ...shame after being in the top 2 most of the season but hey ho at least we are safe from relegation UNLIKE T-bar Steves Gillingham and Valiants Vale who are nipping it .

UP THE IRON

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Re: Grass roots Footie 2016/17 season

Postby BobHelm » March 26, 2017, 7:13 am

Port Vale 0-0 Milton Keynes Dons
Barnet 3-1 Cheltenham Town
Lincoln City 3-1 Forest Green Rovers
Macclesfield Town 0-2 Aldershot Town
FC United of Manchester 0-3 FC Halifax Town


Vale move with a point of safety with a game in hand after the draw as Shrewsbury & Gillingham both lose.
Town were infront for most of the game but then lost the plot with 20 minutes to go. They then conceded 3 goals in 10 minutes to lose again. They remain 6 points clear of the drop though as both Newport & Orient can't get any points either..
Rovers also held a goal advantage for most of the first half. Lincoln were a different side after the break though & swept the visitors away. Lincoln go top on goal difference, but still with 3 games in hand.
No joy for Macclesfield either as Aldershot beat them quite comfortably in the second half. It moves the visitors into the play off zone & realistically ends the home side's hopes of the same.
Halifax are play off contenders while FC United having been kicking around in the middle of the league for most of the season. It showed.

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Re: Grass roots Footie 2016/17 season

Postby Drunk Monkey » March 26, 2017, 8:36 pm

What a treat on Sky ... its over .. and ..

STUNNING SCUNTORPE UTD 3 .... BRADFORD only 2 ...

Up the Iron ..back on track , next up Bolton and Millwall !!!

DM

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Re: Grass roots Footie 2016/17 season

Postby panmotor » March 26, 2017, 8:50 pm

Drunk Monkey wrote:What a treat on Sky ... its over .. and ..

STUNNING SCUNTORPE UTD 3 .... BRADFORD only 2 ...

Up the Iron ..back on track , next up Bolton and Millwall !!!

DM



Bet you were sweating in those 6 mins of injury time!!

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Re: Grass roots Footie 2016/17 season

Postby Drunk Monkey » March 26, 2017, 10:03 pm

panmotor wrote:
Drunk Monkey wrote:What a treat on Sky ... its over .. and ..

STUNNING SCUNTORPE UTD 3 .... BRADFORD only 2 ...

Up the Iron ..back on track , next up Bolton and Millwall !!!

DM



Bet you were sweating in those 6 mins of injury time!!


Never in doubt mate ....... being from Scunthorpe i dont sweat ....i perspire !!

Reet DM is off awayz on deliveries a happy chappy.

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Re: Grass roots Footie 2016/17 season

Postby BobHelm » March 30, 2017, 4:14 pm

Leyton Orient confirm they have accepted the resignation of manager Danny Webb. The 33-year-old, son of former Chelsea stalwart David Webb, was the 10th man in charge of Orient since summer of 2014. Orient are rooted to the foot of League Two having lost their last four games, conceding 15 goals in the process.


More worries for Cheltenham Town supporters.. :(
Orient are currently in bottom spot, 1 point below Newport, who are 6 points & 5 goal difference worse than Town.
7 games to go, all 3 having played the same number..


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