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    Yeovil (12-2-19)

    When you've watched a few games, you know where it is instinctively, from how the players are moving etc. What a sport btw, particularly at NHL level.
  2. The Lang photo looks professional, I'm guessing h's modelling some clothes for a mate trying to get a clothing line going, maybe called Jester or something. At a guess.
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    Doncaster (A)

    With prize money, this new Progress Prize, almost certain 5th round TV money, and gate receipts, we're talking at least £750k if we can get through, potentially a lot more with the right draw.
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    New Manager Thread

    My mate, who isn't an Oldham fan, reckons the Beckham stuff is all a dog and pony show by Salford to give themselves some promotion. Instead of Scholes selling straight to him and it being all about us, Salford are getting ahead of the story and have had loads of media down yesterday to talk about them. Then if and when it's needed, Scholes quietly sells his 10% to Peter Lim, Lim doesn't own more than 50% of the club thanks to selling some of his shares to Beckham. Seems needlessly complicated, but nothing about our dalliances with appointing Scholes have been normal.
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    Urko Vera

    I like the look of this guy from the video of him scoring 20 for Mirandes a few years ago. Left footed, which I often like for a striker, but gets as many with his head and his right as he does with his left. Proper penalty box player, lots of his goals come from being in the right place.
  6. https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2019/jan/08/david-squires-on-the-timeless-magic-of-the-fa-cup-football
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    Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na Missi Missilou, Missilou He's harder than you!
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    New Manager Thread

    Jenny's my mate, she was asking for ideas in the week. I was well chuffed to get a Hallelujah on Fighting Talk!
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    New Manager Thread

    John Askey: "Macclesfield endured a difficult season off the pitch during the 2017–18 campaign, as financial problems meant that players went unpaid in January despite the wage bill being one of the lowest in the division. Despite these restrictions, Askey managed to guide Macclesfield to promotion back to the Football League as champions of the National League." I think at times this season we've had a taste of what the National League level is about, and Askey knows how to get results and importantly, promotion, amid this kind of football and financial atmosphere. This makes him the most sensible, viable option for me, and I'd be relieved as much as anything if we went for him.
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    Port Vale (A)

    I wouldn't be surprised if Miller's packed it in again. He has said all along he only returned to football because of Frankie Bunn. With any luck, so has Coke...
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    Carlisle (A)

    Obviously a 6-0 scoreline will get people upset, with good reason, but it was never a 6-0 kind of game today. Expected Goals has it as a 2-1, which seems about right.
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    Ex players and that

    Seems like a bit of an arsehole with it though, don't think he'd fit in with the spirit of the current team.
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    Peter Clarke

    Yes, the way that page works must be out-of-date, or just plain wrong, or they're technically suspended then subsequently "let off" because it's after the cut-off or whatever... If you click "One caution away" and scroll down, it tells you different suspension criteria to the one linked to, I think it's how it worked last season? Either way, that has the cut-off listed as November 30th, which has also passed! And lastly, Missilou got his 5th league yellow against Lincoln, then was free to play the next game, because it was after the 19-game point. The whole system needs clarification though, too much confusion among fans.
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    Peter Clarke

    Peter Clarke is not suspended on Saturday. The cut-off point for 5 yellow cards was changed this season, it is now after 19 league games. (Source: http://www.thefa.com/-/media/files/thefaportal/governance-docs/player-essentials/2018-19/essential-information-for-players-2018-19---english.ashx) Cup yellows also now only count towards the competition they are given in. We have a few players who if booked against Fulham, would miss a Round 4 game or replay.
  15. Nah, they changed the rule after the group stage. Did it on the quiet though, no announcement, just sent the word out to the clubs...