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Re: The English Football League 2016/2017

Postby Durhamfootman » Sun May 07, 2017 10:00 pm

I watched footage of Newcastle lifting the trophy earlier, and I was very puzzled.........................


where on earth was John Terry?

I couldn't spot him
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Re: The English Football League 2016/2017

Postby Aidan11 » Sun May 07, 2017 10:14 pm

He was elsewhere celebrating winning the French Election.
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Re: The English Football League 2016/2017

Postby Durhamfootman » Sun May 07, 2017 10:33 pm

of course

that makes perfect sense
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Re: The English Football League 2016/2017

Postby Durhamfootman » Wed May 10, 2017 7:38 pm

Ashley tells Rafa that he can have 'every penny' raised from promotion, player sales and other means, to build a premier league side

lets hope he keeps his word, and that Rafa commits himself to staying. Looks hopeful

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Re: The English Football League 2016/2017

Postby Alviro Patterson » Fri May 12, 2017 5:38 pm

The controversal Checkatrade Trophy is to retain it's Group Stage format and invitation of Tier 1 Academy sides for another two years.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39895497

Three significant changes of rule are League 1/2 clubs can select any goalkeeper and a minimum of 4 1st team qualified players, invited teams play all matches away from home and regionalised matches are played up until the Quarter-Final round.

Nice to see commonsense being applied to team selection criteria for League 1/2 sides, where senior players are classed as a 1st team player regardless of how many appearances made in the starting xi during the season.

Though if there are a number of Premier League clubs not fielding a team in the Checkatrade Trophy, I would like to see a couple or so Welsh Premier League sides make up the numbers and add give the competition some form of 1st team context.
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Re: The English Football League 2016/2017

Postby Aidan11 » Mon May 22, 2017 6:03 pm

Moyes has resigned.
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Re: The English Football League 2016/2017

Postby Durhamfootman » Mon May 22, 2017 9:58 pm

that'll please the bean counters at Sunderland, because they couldn't afford the money it would take to sack him
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Re: The English Football League 2016/2017

Postby rich1uk » Mon May 29, 2017 5:22 pm

15 minutes away from a penalty shoot out that is worth a shedload for the winner
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Re: The English Football League 2016/2017

Postby Aidan11 » Mon May 29, 2017 5:29 pm

I'm sure I heard the commentator say this final has never produced a 0-0.

Find that bizarre considering what's at stake and how defensive and over-cautious teams can be sometimes.
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Re: The English Football League 2016/2017

Postby rich1uk » Mon May 29, 2017 5:41 pm

penalties it is

with the new TV deal its been suggested this is worth around £170M in revenue to the winners from getting into the PL
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Re: The English Football League 2016/2017

Postby Aidan11 » Mon May 29, 2017 5:50 pm

One miss each so far.

Nerves are showing.
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Re: The English Football League 2016/2017

Postby rich1uk » Mon May 29, 2017 5:51 pm

sudden death now
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Re: The English Football League 2016/2017

Postby Aidan11 » Mon May 29, 2017 5:52 pm

Huddersfield are in the Premier League.
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Re: The English Football League 2016/2017

Postby rich1uk » Mon May 29, 2017 5:52 pm

and Huddersfield reach the Premier League

not something i would have expected to ever see happening
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Re: The English Football League 2016/2017

Postby Aidan11 » Mon May 29, 2017 5:54 pm

Did I just see Patrick Stewart in the crowd?
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