Posted 03 July 2019 - 10:39
Posted 03 July 2019 - 11:53
To mt great chagrin i wasn't able to watch the England v USA match. I suppose the Americans are going to be champions again.
Posted 03 July 2019 - 14:11
In October 1970 my father took me to see Portsmouth draw 1-1 against Leyton Orient as a warning not to waste time watching football matches.
Posted 06 July 2019 - 15:17
Third place play off. England women are playing a load of rubbish, and are a goal down after 10 mins !. Why is Steph Haughton in the team, she missed a penalty in last match and just now gifted a goal to the Swedes. They can't get out of their own half at the moment.
And five minutes later , its 2 - 0 to the Swedes ! Could be 5 - 0 by half time
Later, well they made it 1 - 2, and had an equaliser disallowed for a handball by Ellen White. But they are improving now.
I will have to switch off shortly. Back on line later.
Posted 06 July 2019 - 18:57
Right, well that's that. America wins again and because of a rather hectic end of term I missed several matches I xanted to watch! Oh well, now on to the Tour de France. The women's tour doesn't, of course, get much of a look in - but one day .........
Posted 27 July 2019 - 20:02
I see I didn’t do predictions for the season just gone, and I know it’s early, but while I remember - here’s my 2019/20 season in a nutshell!
Prem : 1. Man City; 2. Tottenham; 3. Liverpool; 4. Chelsea; 5. Arsenal; 6. Newcastle; 7. Man Utd; 8. Leicester; 9. Wolves; 10. Everton; 11. Norwich; 12. Watford; 13. West Ham; 14. Aston Villa; 15. Bournemouth; 16. Burnley; 17. Sheffield United; 18. Crystal Palace; 19. Southampton; 20. Brighton
Champ: Up - Leeds; Derby; Bristol City
Down - Huddersfield; Millwall; Wigan
Charlton : 14th
Lge 1: Up - Sunderland; Portsmouth; Peterborough
Down - Rochdale; MK Dons; Southend; Accrington Stanley
Lge 2 : Up - Newport; Mansfield; Carlisle; Leyton Orient
Down : Morecambe; Macclesfield
NL : Up - Ebbsfleet; Notts County
Down - Chorley; Maidenhead; Dagenham & Redbridge; plus Barrow (if Gateshead expelled), if Gateshead reprieved, Gateshead to go down.
I suppose it's time for me to make my predictions for the new season, with the first league matches only a week away!
1. Man City 2. Liverpool 3. Arsenal 4. Tottenham 5. Man Utd 6. Wolves 7. Chelsea 8. Everton 9. West Ham 10. Leicester 11. Watford 12. Crystal Palace 13. Burnley 14. Newcastle 15. Aston Villa 16. Norwich 17. Bournemouth 18. Southampton 19. Sheffield United 20. Brighton
Promotion: West Brom, Fulham, Birmingham
Relegation: Wigan, Millwall, Barnsley
Reading to finish 17th - hopefully we will start to move in the right direction...
LEAGUE ONE (subject to Bury and Bolton's financial situations, who both will start on -12 points)
Promotion: Sunderland, Portsmouth, Doncaster
Relegation: Wycombe, Shrewsbury, AFC Wimbledon, Bury
Promotion: Swindon, Exeter, Mansfield, Carlisle
Relegation: Cambridge, Macclesfield (not going for Morecambe this time )
Leyton Orient to reach the play-offs as least, hopefully...
Promotion: Fylde, Wrexham
Relegation: Maidenhead, Woking, Boreham Wood, Aldershot
Posted 27 July 2019 - 21:11
I will be perfectly happy if Tranmere can manage somewhere mid table in League 1 after two successive promotions. Pity James Norwood has gone to Ipswich, so they will have to rely on Connor Jennings to net a few goals.
Posted 02 August 2019 - 19:13
Harry Maguire is now the most expensive defender as he joins Man Utd for £80m!
Meanwhile, at Villa, for the tiny sum of £11m, they have just signed a Marvelous player. I can imagine when he scores his first goal the commentator will say, "What a marvelous goal from Marvelous Nakamba"! I'm sure he will be a Success... oh yes, that's the name of a Watford player as well...
Trying to think of some other good football player names that have played in the Premier League - Papa Bouba Diop is one example...
Posted 02 August 2019 - 20:27
There was a Norwegian called As (A has a circle on top of it, cant find the character in an alternative set ) commentators called him '####', but its should be more like 'Oss'
Posted 03 August 2019 - 09:09
Today's of course is going to be an emotional day for Orient fans and players as we play our first competitive match since the passing of Justin Edinburgh. Hopefully we will do ourselves proud and get a win just for him...
Posted 03 August 2019 - 10:20
Hoping Tranmere can get a good strat by beating Rochdale at home.
Posted 03 August 2019 - 16:57
Afternoon out tomorrow. Going to watch Liverpool FC (boo hiss) against Man City (no feelings either way). Am going to have to be diplomatic - OH, BiL and SiL are all enthusiastic Liverpool supporters. I'm going to be sociable.
Posted 03 August 2019 - 17:29
No good for Tranmere, losing 2 - 3 at home to Rochdale in their first Div 1 match. Doesn't bode well.
Posted 03 August 2019 - 20:22
Orient beat Cheltenham 1-0, and it was fitting that Josh Wright - the last player signed by Edinburgh - scored the winning goal.
Not so good for Reading as they lost at home to Sheff Wed and immediately slip to the foot of the table...