The non-Watford football thread

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  1. Bolton's Boots

    Bolton's Boots Well-Known Member

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    After watching both of this weekend's National League semi finals, I'm predicting that we'll be welcoming Torquay back into the Football League.

    Which probably means that Hartlepool will win...<laugh>
     
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    The Torquay v Hartlepool game is well worth watching - not for the football purists but exciting, end to end stuff so far. Torquay will be miffed with the ref who disallowed a goal for no apparent reason...
     
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    Hartlepool just gone 1 up too .
     
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    Heroics from Torquay's Brazilian goalkeeper - heads home an equaliser in the fifth minute of added time to send the game into extra time.
     
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    Game held up as a Torquay player gets stitches in his leg - have never seen that before. I'm surprised that the ref didn't have him taken off the pitch.
     
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    Not has a great game the ref.

    He’d be happy if Torquay won as they had 2 goals harshly ruled out.
     
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    Welcome back Hartlepool. A brilliant game with a nail biting penalty shoot out at the end.
    It's been a while since I enjoyed a match so much.
     
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    Jeff Stelling will be a happy bunny!
     
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    I heard he was on the pitch!
     
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    We might get through a few managers but least we appoint the replacement quickly.

    Spurs/Palace and Everton are still waiting to replace theirs having been knocked back by a number of potential managers.
     
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    Scott Parker going to Bournemouth.


    Guess he wants a new challenge.
     
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    Preview of tonight’s game ?
     

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    Sad news about Paul Mariner - died aged 68 from brain cancer.

    RIP <rose>
     
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    FIFA are apparently contemplating the following rule changes:

    1. Unlimited subs;
    2. Game duration of 30 minutes per half;
    3. Throw-ins to be played with feet;
    4. A 5 minute sin bin for a yellow card;
    5. Stopping the game clock when the ball goes out of play.

    Whilst I can see the sense in #4, I seriously question whether the others are really needed - especially as the main reason given is youger fans don't appear to have the attention span required to watch a normal game. As far as I'm concerned, it's time FIFA were given the boot - not throw-ins.

    https://www.90min.com/posts/fifa-pr...rter-matches-sin-bin-throw-ins-unlimited-subs
     
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    Kick ins, as opposed to throw ins, has been tried already in the Belgian second division and in one of the semi pro leagues in England for a season - and was then thrown out. Unlimited subs further strengthens those clubs with larger resources, and makes it even harder for smaller clubs to hold onto their talent - imagine Man City with unlimited subs <doh>
     
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