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    THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE SHOW - TURN 1

    Welcome to the first addition of The Football League Show, as we present coverage from the action of Fercasti's Nasty Pasties Championship, Hammer Times League 1 & Latouche's Douches League 2. There's plenty of big games to look forward to from all of the divisions and it's certainly not a dissapointing night as far as The Football League is concerned. Jeff Stelling presents the show with Nigel Clough as the expert Pundit and Georgie Thompson reading out the fans comments from across The Football League.
    The Championship

    Stelling: We kick off coverage in The Championship. With Manchester United already creating controversy in the division, and although plenty of people's eyes will be centered at Manchester United this season in this division plenty of teams will be looking to try and make there own impact on what has been a very tight division in previous seasons with plenty to play for.
    We start off with the main game of the day, as Peterborough visited Manchester United at a half-full Old Trafford in what was a massive day out for Peterborough.
    Manchester United vs Peterborough United
    Team Line-Ups
    Manchester United Line-Up: Casillas, Arbeloa, Evra, Vidic, Chiellini, Rooney, Cazorla, Diarra, Adebayor, Aguero, Silva (4-4-2)
    Peterborough United Line-Up: Foster, Coleman, Safari, Onouha, Ferguson, Jarvis, Estrada, Van Wolfswinkel, Ilicic, Martens (4-2-3-1)
    Commentry
    5' Sergio AGUERO sets up an attack, but the chance is fluffed and goes wide.
    15' GOAL!! - The ball is pulled back from the by line to the unmarked Ricky VAN WOLFSWINKEL, who finishes cleverly!
    Nedum ONUOHA is brought down in the area, the ref consults his linesman, no penalty!!!
    18' Nedum ONUOHA has his head in his hands, after he blasts wide infront of an open goal!!!!
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    Emmanuel ADEBAYOR gains control at the edge of the box but curls his shot inches wide
    55' Emmanuel ADEBAYOR hits a straight volley towards goal but it crashes off the near post
    56' GOAL!! - Wayne ROONEY using his pace and power forces his way into the box and lashes home! He's in great form!
    77' As the defenders dither with the loose ball in the box Josip ILICIC pops up but blasts wide
    78' A delicate chip from Wayne ROONEY crashes back off the bar
    87' The ball crashes against the bar and Ben FOSTER has to be at full stretch for the rebound


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    Pundits Comments

    Stelling: So is this a decent point for Manchester United then?
    Clough: I think it's a decent point. It could have been much worse for United against a strong Peterborough side who did play well today.
    Stelling: Does this performance tell us much about where United will end up this season?
    Clough: It's very early on, and even at the half way stage of the season a lot can change. We'll just have to see how long it can take for them to adapt to this level before really juding there chances of automatic promotion, the play-offs or if worst comes to worse relegation.
    Stelling: Now onto some of the other games in the division, as Dagenham face Cardiff and Southend face Burnley in the high scoring games of the day.


    Dagenham & Redbridge vs Cardiff City
    Commentary

    13' GOAL!! - A speculative chip by Carlos VELA is fumbled by the hapless keeper and rolls agonisingly over the line!
    23' GOAL!! - The ball is casually rolled into the net by José SOSA, where was the defence?
    29' GOAL!! - A corner is headed clear only as far as Joris MATHIJSEN who hits it on the half-volley into the roof of the net!
    32' GOAL!! - A miss-hit shot from Gennaro GATTUSO squirms under the keepers body! He's embarrassed to claim that one!
    34' GOAL!! - Roger JOHNSON hits it early leaving the keeper stranded!
    38' GOAL!! - A fine ball is laid into the path of Miroslav KLOSE who hammers home emphatically!
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    50' GOAL!! - Miroslav KLOSE dummies the keeper and slides the ball into the empty net!
    68' GOAL!! - An inch perfect cross from the wing is met by the towering Tomás ROSICKY, who nods home!

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    Southend United vs Burnley
    Commentary

    13' GOAL!! - An excellent header by Dieumerci MBOKANI crashes into the back of the net!
    22' GOAL!! - How did that go in?!? A terrible fumble by the keeper gifts Michael DAWSON with an easy chance!
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    56' GOAL!! - Ashley YOUNG thunders in an overhead kick! Fanastic athleticism!
    61' GOAL!! - A right foot curling shot from outside the area by Dieumerci MBOKANI glides just inside the far post! What a sublime finish!
    64' GOAL!! - Jermain DEFOE heads powerfully past the keeper!
    67' GOAL!! - Surely offside! But the flag stays down and Razak BOUKARI races through and takes full advantage of the dubious decision!
    86' GOAL!! - Jordan HENDERSON shoots from an acute angle and the ball is deflected into the goal!

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    Pundits Comments

    Stelling: Plenty of goals in the division then, with 8 goals at Dagenham and 7 at Southend.
    Clough: Yes, certainly entertaining but perhaps a bit of a show that the sides coming up into the divison might not have what it takes defensively. They both did well getting forward, but defensively they just weren't strong and both ended up losing as a result.
    Stelling: Out of Dagenham and Southend, who would you say is the most likely to stay up in the division?
    Clough: For me it's got to be Southend, they seem to have more quality than Dagenham but i can't see how both of these sides can't survive.
    Stelling: Now we're onto some of the lower scoring games, and although the scorelines were lower they weren't any less entertaining.
    Hull City vs Shrewsbury Town
    Commentary
    29' A shot from Giampaolo PAZZINI is cleared off the line and out to safety
    38' Darío CONCA is brought down in the area, the ref consults his linesman, no penalty!!!
    74' GOAL!! - After a scramble in the box, Wesley SNEIJDER bundles it over the line!
    86' GOAL!! - The ball is played square to Darren FLETCHER on the edge of the box who rasps home a screamer!
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    Bristol City vs Swansea City
    Commentary

    1' GOAL!! - Yasuhito ENDO climbs over the defender and heads into the corner of the net!
    10' Djibril CISSE has a free header which goes wide of the post
    43' GOAL!! - A foraging run and strike by Owen HARGREAVES sends the crowd wild! One for the scrapbook!
    57' GOAL!! - A diving header at the back post from Ryan GIGGS!
    67' A delicate chip from Stephen IRELAND crashes back off the bar
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    Brighton & Hove Albion vs Middlesbrough
    Commentary
    17' GOAL!! - How did that go in?!? A terrible fumble by the keeper gifts Darren BENT with an easy chance!
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    75' A beautiful overhead kick by Alou DIARRA, just goes over the crossbar!
    81' GOAL!! - The ball is played square to José Manuel JURADO on the edge of the box who rasps home a screamer!
    89' Somehow an easy tap-in from Andrea DOSSENA goes wide

    Pundits Comments

    Stelling: Nice wins for Hull, Swansea & Brighton to start off there season. Will they be sides to watch out for this season?
    Clough: They certainly have the ability to do so, and were sides that finished high up in the table last season but it's very early on yet.
    Stelling: Can Hull recover from last season? Wesley Sneijder was on the scoresheet today, and can he finally live up the expectation at Hull?
    Clough: It looks like he can, today he was very good and deserved his goal. Ryan Giggs was also very good for Swansea and Darren Bent found the net in his Brighton debut as a new goal threat for them.
    Stelling: Now onto the final four games of the Championship, starting with Derby-QPR as they both looked to try and recover with them both on the back of miserable seasons.


    Derby County vs Queens Park Rangers
    Commentary

    5' GOAL!! - The ball comes crashing back off the bar and falls to Dirk KUYT who taps in the easiest of chances!
    9' GOAL!! - A spectacular long range shot by Oleksandr ALIYEV flies into the top corner!
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    69' GOAL!! - Diego LUGANO volleys it into the back of the net
    70' RED CARD - Joe COLE is dimissed for a dangerous two-footed tackle!

    Watford vs Hartlepool United
    Commentary
    8' GOAL!! - Thomas MULLER slots it home after some neat footwork!
    27' GOAL!! - Dmitri SYCHEV thumps in a low drive from 20 yards out! Two keepers couldn't have stopped that!
    81' SENT OFF - A second yellow card for Demy DE ZEEUW for touching the ball before the opposition could take the free kick
    84' GOAL!! - A brilliant long range shot is blocked by the keeper only for Dani PACHECO to finish! What a poachers goal!
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    Newcastle United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
    Commentary
    2' GOAL!! - The flat-footed centre-back is caught out by a piece of pure genius from Andrea PIRLO who shows great composure to finish!
    48' GOAL!! - Antonio DI NATALE hits it early leaving the keeper stranded!
    51' GOAL!! - A foraging run and strike by Antonio DI NATALE sends the crowd wild! One for the scrapbook!
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    Millwall vs Coventry City

    Commentary

    65' GOAL!! - Great penalty by Leite ADRIANO.
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    Pundits Comments

    Stelling: So Derby, Wolves, Coventry & Watford also got themselves off to winning starts to the season then.
    Clough: Yes, and it certainly shows that this league is going to be entertaining with just the one draw in tonight's fixtures in the Championship.
    Stelling: Young Danny Pacheco scored a late goal to give Watford the win, could he once again become the key man at Watford.
    Clough: He's had a rough time in the last couple of seasons but he has showed quality previously at this level and i do feel that he is able to be the key man to help Watford to a strong season.
    Stelling: Well yes he is a top talent. Now to Georgie who has the comments from the Championship fans who give us there thoughts off todays action.


    Fans Comments

    Thompson: We've had plenty off comments on tonight's Championship action. I'll start with the Manchester United fans who certainly have a lot to talk about following there relegation and Old Trafford was only half-full today in there season opener at home to Peterborough United.


    League Table
    1 Derby County, 3 (+3)
    2 Cardiff City, 3 (+2)
    3 Brighton and Hove Albion, 3 (+2)
    4 Hull City, 3 (+2)
    5 Burnley, 3 (+1)
    6 Swansea City, 3 (+1)
    7 Watford, 3 (+1)
    8 Wolverhampton Wanderers, 3 (+1)
    9 Coventry City, 3 (+1)
    10 Manchester United, 1 (+0)
    11 Peterborough United, 1 (+0)
    12 Southend United, 0 (-1)
    13 Bristol City, 0 (-1)
    14 Newcastle United, 0 (-1)
    15 Hartlepool United, 0 -(1)
    16 Millwall, 0 (-1)
    17 Dagenham & Redbridge, 0 (-2)
    18 Shrewsbury Town, 0 (-2)
    19 Middlesbrough, 0 (-2)
    20 Queens Park Rangers, 0 (-3)

    League 1

    Stelling:

    We now move onto the action in League 1, with plenty more entertaining games in the league as there was plenty of big games in the division to open the season. Starting off with Shorpe and Sheffield United, in the major game of the division.
    Shorpe United vs Sheffield United
    Commentary
    1' GOAL!! - Stefano MAURI shoots from an acute angle and the ball is deflected into the goal!
    31' Lukas PODOLSKI looks up at the sky in disbelief as he fired his shot over the bar from six yards!
    36' GOAL!! - Da Silva EDUARDO converts a fantastic cross with a well placed header!
    42' GOAL!! - Alessandro DEL PIERO hits a powerful right foot shot into the onion bag! He'll be proud of that one!
    58' An excellent strike is tipped over the bar by Robert GREEN
    61' GOAL!! - Seizing on an error in the defence Da Silva EDUARDO rounds the keeper to finish with ease!
    81' GOAL!! - A brilliant long range shot is blocked by the keeper only for Alessandro DEL PIERO to finish! What a poachers goal!
    87' GOAL!! - Patrick HELMES finishes at the second attempt with a toe-poke!
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    Norwich City vs Stoke City
    Commentary
    10' GOAL!! - Receiving the ball on the right Alexander BAUMJOHANN skips inside his marker and curls in a shot from 25 yards!
    30' GOAL!! - A long ball down the middle is collected by Alexander BAUMJOHANN who drills home a right foot shot!
    34' GOAL!! - A mix up in midfield enables Adam JOHNSON to run through and confidently slams a low shot past the advancing keeper!
    46' GOAL!! - Daniel STURRIDGE finishes off a slick passing move with a clever finish!
    67' GOAL!! - A clever pass takes out the defence and Michael SPILLANE rifles a right foot shot in off the woodwork!
    72' GOAL!! - Jon AURTENETXE hits a powerful right foot shot into the onion bag! He'll be proud of that one!
    77' GOAL!! - Franco ZUCULINI hits it early leaving the keeper stranded!

    Barnsley vs Huddersfield United
    Commentary

    32' Leandro VICTOR tips it onto the bar
    54' GOAL!! - Receiving the ball on the left Salvador CABANAS skips inside his marker and curls in a shot from 25 yards!
    57' GOAL!! - Salvador CABANAS turned quickly and fired a low shot into the bottom corner!
    62' GOAL!! - An excellent header by Honorato EDERSON crashes into the back of the net!
    65' An excellent strike is tipped over the bar by Leandro VICTOR


    Bradford City vs Bristol Rovers
    Commentary
    1' Before Michael PEREIRA shot could nestle in the corner of the net it is clattered away at full stretch for a corner!
    6' GOAL!! - A poor clearance falls to Milhomem GUILHERME who smacks the ball past the despairing keeper!
    31' GOAL!! - A cross from the right is headed home by Artem DZYUBA!
    50' GOAL!! - A cross from the left is headed home by López ADRIÁN!
    55' A 25 yard shot by Artem DZYUBA smashes against the crossbar
    62' GOAL!! - Sanli TUNCAY smashes it with venom into the roof of the net!

    Sheffield Wednesday vs Exeter City
    Commentary

    5' Back-peddling clumsily the keeper can only watch as Carvalho AMAURI lob goes over the bar 24' GOAL!! - Eduardo SALVIO finishes at the second attempt with a toe-poke!
    56' Arne FRIEDRICH is tripped in the box but the ref waves play on68' GOAL!! - Marat IZMAILOV caresses in a curling shot! What technique! 79' GOAL!! - A brilliant long range shot is blocked by the keeper only for Marko PANTELIC to finish! What a poachers goal!

    Pundits Comments

    Stelling: The games of note were the high scoring games with Norwich City 2-5 Stoke City and Shorpe United 5-1 Sheffield United, can we expect this sort of entertainment in the division every week.
    Clough: It is a league where a lot of entertainment has always come from and i think we can definatly expect this sort of entertainment every week.
    Stelling: News sides to the divison Exeter, Huddersfield and Bradford were all on dispray, were you impressed by there opening day performances?
    Clough: They all play strong, and didn't let the opposition get the better of them and even though Huddersfield didn't get off to a great start they should all do pretty well this season.
    Stelling: Now onto the second half of the division, starting with coverage of Wycombe and Charlton.


    Wycombe Wanderers vs Charlton Athletic
    Commentary
    21' GOAL!! - Borja VALERO beats two defenders and slots home a great solo effort!
    43' GOAL!! - David ALBELDA thunders in an overhead kick! Fanastic athleticism!
    73' GOAL!! - The keeper parries a powerful shot but Omar MILANETTO follows up on the rebound!

    Milton Keynes Dons vs Bury
    Commentary
    5' GOAL!! - Cardoso TIAGO rises majestically and heads the in-swinging corner into the net!
    32' GOAL!! - An excellent header by Phil NEVILLE crashes into the back of the net!
    78' GOAL!! - The flat-footed centre-back is caught out by a piece of pure genius from Valentin STOCKER who shows great composure to finish!
    89' RED CARD - Vladimir BYSTROV is dimissed for a dangerous two-footed tackle!

    Plymouth Argyle vs Ipswich Town
    Commentary
    1' GOAL!! - A poor clearance falls to Nikita BAZHENOV who smacks the ball past the despairing keeper!
    56' GOAL!! - Giuseppe COLUCCI using his pace and power forces his way into the box and lashes home! He's in great form!

    Nottingham Forest vs Tranmere Rovers
    Commentary
    28' GOAL!! - A corner is headed clear only as far as Johan ELMANDER who hits it on the half-volley into the roof of the net!

    Colchester United - Oldham Athletic
    Commmentary
    81' GOAL!! - Using his blistering pace Kevin GROSSKREUTZ leaves the defenders in his wake and chips the keeper with aplomb!

    Pundits Comments

    Stelling: The action in League 1 today was certaintly entertaining, as even in the games that didn't have many goals involved there was plenty of chances. Notbale in the later games was Oldham's season opener defeat away to Colchester as they got off to a bad start to the season following there play-off final defeat.
    Clough: Yes, they didn't really turn up today and they'll be dissapointed with a defeat in a game that you'd have backed them to win when they were at there best last season, it might just be a tough season for them aswell.
    Stelling: Ipswich also picking up a good win away to Plymouth, as they bounced back from there relegation, can they be a threat for the automatic promotion places?
    Clough: They might well be, they have a strong squad and there definatly strong enough to be competing for the play-offs and higher this season.
    Stelling: Well there fans will be happy after today's win, and speaking of the fans over to Georgie with the fans comments on todays action for League 1.


    Fans Comments

    Thompson: There's been lots of comments by fans of League 1 after tonights games as they got a look into what could be ahead for them for the rest of the season. We'll start with the fans of Sheffield United, on the back of there 5-1 defeat away to Shorpe United.


    League Table

    1 Shorpe United, 3 (+4)
    2 Stoke City, 3 (+3)
    3 Barnsley, 3 (+3)
    4 Ipswich Town, 3 (+2)
    5 Wycombe Wanderers, 3 (+1)
    6 Bury, 3 (+1)
    7 Exeter City, 3 (+1)
    8 Colchester United, 3 (+1)
    9 Tranmere Rovers, 3 (+1)
    10 Bristol Rovers, 1 (+0)
    11 Bradford City, 1 (+0)
    12 Sheffield Wednesday, 0 (-1)
    13 Milton Keynes Dons, 0 (-1)
    14 Charlton Athletic, 0 (-1)
    15 Oldham Athletic, 0 (-1)
    16 Nottingham Forest, 0 (-1)
    17 Plymouth Argyle, 0 (-2)
    18 Norwich City, 0 (-3)
    19 Huddersfield Town, 0 (-3)
    20 Sheffield United, 0 (-4)


    League 2
    West Bromwich Albion vs Gillingham
    Commmentary
    16' GOAL!! - Youssouf MULUMBU shoots from an acute angle and the ball is deflected into the goal!
    25' GOAL!! - Using his blistering pace Simon COX leaves the defenders in his wake and chips the keeper with aplomb!
    28' GOAL!! - After a scramble in the box, Youssouf MULUMBU bundles it over the line!
    29' GOAL!! - A long ball over the defence is superbly controlled by Alexander FREI who volleys past the motionless keeper!
    31' GOAL!! - A speculative chip by Bradley WRIGHT-PHILLIPS is fumbled by the hapless keeper and rolls agonisingly over the line!
    36' GOAL!! - A mix up in midfield enables Simon COX to run through and confidently slams a low shot past the advancing keeper!
    44' GOAL!! - A diving header at the back post from Javier MASCHERANO!
    55' GOAL!! - An inch perfect cross from the wing is met by the towering Sebastian GIOVINCO, who nods home!
    63' GOAL!! - A corner is headed clear only as far as Simon COX who hits it on the half-volley into the roof of the net!
    72' GOAL!! - Chris BRUNT heads powerfully past the keeper!
    77' GOAL!! - Alexander FREI finishes neatly inside the box
    79' GOAL!! - A right foot curling shot from outside the area by Simon COX glides just inside the far post! What a sublime finish!
    84' GOAL!! - The ball is played square to Eiður GUDJOHNSEN on the edge of the box who rasps home a screamer!
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    Leyton Orient vs Rochdale
    Commmentary

    4' GOAL!! - Hugo VIANA dummies the keeper and slides the ball into the empty net!
    5' Frédéric PIQUIONNE receives the ball on his left and smashes a dipping 25-yarder against the bar
    10' GOAL!! - A trademark strike from Pereira ADRIANO!
    26' GOAL!! - A spectacular long range shot by Frédéric PIQUIONNE flies into the top corner!
    27' GOAL!! - A poor clearance falls to Shaun WRIGHT-PHILLIPS who smacks the ball past the despairing keeper!
    40' Hugo VIANA has his head in his hands, after he blasts wide infront of an open goal!!!!
    79' RED CARD - Rafael TOLOI is dimissed for a dangerous two-footed tackle!
    83' A fingertip save by Tom HEATON denies what would have been a lovely worked goal


    Northampton Town vs Barnet
    Commmentary

    6' Diego BUONANOTTE finds himself clear, but hits the post
    11' GOAL!! - Poor communication at the back allows Álvaro NEGREDO to score!
    26' Blaise MATUIDI chip beats the keeper but it is cleared off the line by the waiting defender
    56' GOAL!! - Álvaro NEGREDO turned quickly and fired a low shot into the bottom corner!
    83' A 25 yard shot by Blaise MATUIDI smashes against the crossbar


    Swindon Town vs Doncaster Rovers
    Commmentary
    13' Kwame WATSON-SIRIBOE is brought down in the area, the ref consults his linesman, no penalty!!!
    48' Landon DONOVAN blasts the ball towards the goal, but it hits the crossbar!
    50' A wonderful strike from Vitor RIVALDO is pushed away by the keeper
    60' GOAL!! - Andy NAJAR finishes at the second attempt with a toe-poke!
    84' GOAL!! - With a gaping goal from just yards out Kwame WATSON-SIRIBOE thunders it into the net!

    Carlisle United vs Burton Albion
    Commmentary

    4' Lenny PIDGELEY saves tremendously to deny the opposition a goal! 24' A 35-yard scorcher is punched over by Murara NETO
    29' GOAL!! - Mario MANDZUKIC volleys it into the back of the net
    30' Marcos CAICEDO header goes inches wide
    31' GOAL!! - With a gaping goal from just yards out Mehmet TOPUZ thunders it into the net!
    54' Somehow an easy tap-in from Muniz LIEDSON goes wide
    50' Murara NETO spectacularly palms over a half-volley


    Southampton vs Yeovil Town
    Commmentary

    7' Ihor CHAYKOVSKY hits a straight volley towards goal but it crashes off the near post
    19' A delicate chip from Franck TABANOU crashes back off the bar
    38' GOAL!! - The keeper parries a powerful shot but Ihor CHAYKOVSKY follows up on the rebound!
    41' Ihor CHAYKOVSKY dives in at the near post only to be denied by the woodwork
    60' GOAL!! - Receiving the ball on the left Emmanuel EBOUE skips inside his marker and curls in a shot from 25 yards!
    67' GOAL!! - The ball is played square to Marc WILSON on the edge of the box who rasps home a screamer!
    88' GOAL!! - A poor clearance falls to Adrián COLUNGA who smacks the ball past the despairing keeper!

    Walsall vs Torquay United
    Commmentary

    26' Rui PATRICIO tips it onto the bar
    27' GOAL!! - A trademark strike from Marco RUBEN!
    41' A free header by Pierre-Emerick AUBAMEYANG grazes the top of the bar
    52' GOAL!! - A mix up in midfield enables Pierre-Emerick AUBAMEYANG to run through and confidently slams a low shot past the advancing keeper!
    61' GOAL!! - A speculative chip by Éder LUIS is fumbled by the hapless keeper and rolls agonisingly over the line!
    82' OWN GOAL: Federico FAZIO tries to clear the cross but slices it into his own goal!!

    Notts County vs Brentford
    Commmentary

    8' A 35-yard scorcher is punched over by Brad FRIEDEL
    21' Gilles YAPI nearly gives the crowd something to cheer about as his drive whistles past the post
    43' GOAL!! - A clever pass takes out the defence and José Manuel CATALA rifles a right foot shot in off the woodwork!
    69' Julien RODRIGUEZ sets up an attack, but the chance is fluffed and goes wide.

    Stockport United vs Crewe Alexandra
    Commmentary

    3' A last ditch saving tackle by Vitorino HILTON sees it out for a corner
    19' GOAL!! - Using his blistering pace Paolo GUERRERO leaves the defenders in his wake and chips the keeper with aplomb!
    81' GOAL!! - David SUAZO hits it early leaving the keeper stranded!
    88' Paolo GUERRERO drags his shot wide


    Leeds United vs Hereford United
    Commmentary

    16' RED CARD - Cheikh M'BENGUE is dimissed for a dangerous two-footed tackle!
    42' A poor finish by Anthony MODESTE
    89' A delicate chip from Szabolcs HUSZTI crashes back off the bar

    Pundits Comments

    Stelling: Lets start by reviewing your team Nigel, as Gillingham were beaten by 11 goals to 2 by recentley relegated West Brom. Can you share your thoughts on the game?
    Clough: I wasn't particularly pleased with the performance, but at least we got forward and scored two goals. I'm hoping Wright-Phillips and Gudjohnsen can keep on knocking in the goal and we could be serious contender for automatic promotion.
    Stelling: If things don't go well for you this season, do you think long-term you have the side to earn promotion?
    Clough: Definatly, we've potentially got some of the best Masters League players of all time and i'm hoping that in the summer we'll be competing in the competiton, and if things go well we could earn a financial boost to bring in some more of Premiership quality of the last decade.
    Stelling: Moving on and you've seen some good teams pick up three points today, who do you think can earn automatic promotion or challenge for the play-offs this season.
    Clough: Aside from Gillingham i think that West Brom, Burton and Northampton are all looking very strong. They've got strong squads and they seem to beable to win games even when they don't play well so i'm going to back those three to do well this season.
    Stelling: Simon Cox scored four goals today, whilst Negredo scored a brace. Who do you think are the leading contenders for the golden boot this season.
    Clough: I think Cox will be up there, although he wont score four goals every game and my money would be on Negredo who seems to beable to score week in week out and what a signing he's turned out to be for Northampton.
    Stelling: Now on to possibly the Gillingham fans with Georgie Thompson who has the fans comments on todays action for League 2.


    Fans Comments

    Thompson: Well Gillingham fans have got in touch today and have spoken about how they rate there chances this season and what they thought of tonights performances.


    League Table

    1 West Bromwich Albion, 3 (+9)
    2 Leyton Orient, 3 (+4)
    3 Northampton Town, 3 (+2)
    4 Burton Albion, 3 (+2)
    5 Swindon Town, 3 (+2)
    6 Brentford, 3 (+1)
    7 Torquay United, 1 (+0)
    8 Southampton, 1 (+0)
    9 Yeovil Town, 1 (+0)
    10 Walsall, 1 (+0)
    11 Stockport County, 1 (+0)
    12 Crewe Alexandra, 1 (+0)
    13 Leeds United, 1 (+0)
    14 Hereford United, 1 (+0)
    15 Notts County, 0 (-1)
    16 Carlisle United, 0 (-2)
    17 Doncaster Rovers, 0 (-2)
    18 Barnet, 0 (-2)
    19 Rochdale, 0 (-4)
    20 Gillingham, 0 (-9)




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    Machine reacted to Dom Latouche in The Great British League - discussion thread   
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    Devasteing defeat , I dominated the possession 57% to 43% but lose so bloody cruelly on penaltys . My boys have done me very proud. We have been a credit to division 4 in the cups.
    Im very unhappy
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    Machine got a reaction from GeorgeECFC in English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread   
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    Brilliant! Only found out on Tuesday that he'd signed with Cannes and he's on the DB already!
    Bit pricey for a 38 year old 86, but couldn't pass up the chance to have him at Southend
    Only minimal competition too, guess everyone was too busy with Delgado and Mangane to notice
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    Machine got a reaction from Handsome Steve in English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread   
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    Brilliant! Only found out on Tuesday that he'd signed with Cannes and he's on the DB already!
    Bit pricey for a 38 year old 86, but couldn't pass up the chance to have him at Southend
    Only minimal competition too, guess everyone was too busy with Delgado and Mangane to notice
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    Machine got a reaction from Hercule Poirot in The Great British League - Match Report & News Thread   
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    Great British League: Division 4 Crime Count, season 1 (half-way)



    Sadly the table that features the most British players is the hackers table with 11 spots occupied by the Brits.
    Top of the crowd though is striker Mattia Destro of Dumbarton - given that he plays up front we can only guess that ill discipline and a tendancy to indulge in simulation are the prime causes....
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    Machine reacted to sonofpluto in English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread   
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    Sure is little one
    Might have to get myself a fake bird see if that helps
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    Machine got a reaction from EdMoses in The Great British League - Match Report & News Thread   
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    Great British League: Division 4 Crime Count, season 1 (half-way)



    Sadly the table that features the most British players is the hackers table with 11 spots occupied by the Brits.
    Top of the crowd though is striker Mattia Destro of Dumbarton - given that he plays up front we can only guess that ill discipline and a tendancy to indulge in simulation are the prime causes....
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    Machine got a reaction from Frozy in The Great British League - Match Report & News Thread   
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    Great British League: Division 4, season 1 (half-way)



    Fleetwood Town are currently 8 points clear at the top of Division 4 and the fans will be calling for the manager's head if the club does not now kick on and secure automatic promotion.
    Of the chasing pack it's all quite close but Barrow will be hoping that their miserly defence will keep up the good work and give them the edge in the run-in, while the cynics will think that over-achieving Prestatyn's bubble must surely burst soon.
    Of the mid-table teams Tamworth are in a shocking run of form and will hope to correct that before they slide down the table any further, while Stenhousemuir are going in the other direction as they are second only to Fleetwood in current form and are the only Division 4 team who are unbeaten in their last six league games.
    In the Division 4 basement there appears to be a mini-league of three who will battle it out for the wooden spoon; Montrose, Annan, and The New Saints are in danger of being cut adrift although Montrose could point to their superior goal difference, especially in comparison to that of The New Saints who have shipped on average at least 4 goals every match, with their manager resolutely sticking to his 3-3-4 philosophy.
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    Machine got a reaction from sirmarkhughes in English Championship 5579 - Discussion Thread   
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    Happy days again at the City Ground as Nottingham Forest confirm their survival in Division 3!
    From rock bottom when I took over then I'm pleased to end the relegation fears with 3 games to spare.
    Next stage will be to shift a few of the golden oldies and get us up the other end of the table next season.
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    Machine reacted to Zakkoo in English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread   
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    Ahh well! Im looking forward to these changes' date=' unless they don't go my way :@
    Ignore me, ive been sitting in work gormless for the last 6 hours :-) not long to go...
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    Machine reacted to Frozy in The Great British League - Newport County files   
    This is a thread dedicated to my team Newport County in The Great British League
    Here I will keep a record of all my players at the club, their statistics and all other news regarding them. Most of the players are unlikely to be sold, as in this world you cannot buy players over the rating of 80.
    I would ask no one to comment in this thread, but you are more than welcome to regularly check the updates.
    Team:
    #1 Sebastian Mielitz
    #2 Albert Dalmau
    #3 Georgios Machlelis
    #4 Calum Davenport
    #6 Raphael Holzhauser
    #11 Loick Pires
    #12 Luke Joyce
    #13 Ryan Macbeth
    #15 Tristan Plummer
    #20 Nikolas Tsattalios
    #23 Alex Konstantinou
    #24 Taygun Kuru
    Past Players
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    Machine got a reaction from sirmarkhughes in The Great British League - Match Report & News Thread   
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    THE OCHILVIEW VIEW
    ...v...
    CUP KICK-OFF DELAYED???



    It looks as if the kick-off of tonights big Cup match between the mighty Stenhousemuir warriors and sassenach big-shots Manchester City may be delayed, as apparently the Manchester City coach driver is struggling to find Stenhousemuir on the map!
    The Ochilview View can report that the team bus had to make a detour off the A74 where it stopped at Dinwoodie Lodge Hotel for directions.
    Hamish Balfour, a guest at the hotel, stated, "Ah wiz pure shoacked when yon big beastie o' a bus poolt in and Tevez and Dzeko and Silva and Toure and aw them got oot.
    Ah was haein a gab wi wee Gareth Barry, an he wiz sayin the coach driver wiz aw confused as he husnae had tae drive ootside of Englun afore, and disnae know his way roon Scoatlin.
    Ah says tae him does he no have a Sat Nav and that ah'd come wi them fur tae gie directions but he just laughed and said he didnae think the Manager wid like that as it'd be pure embarrassin fur the club - an ah says whit and huvvin tae stoap fur directions isnae...?!"



    "Ello? Ello? Where a eez theese place that you call a da Stenmuir House?"
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    Machine reacted to skyscotty in Squad Sizes   
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    I think a previous fella has the solution sold.
    Make wage demands much more common pricing people out of holding huge squads.
    And the unhappy factor really isn't that unhappy at the moment it needs to be turned up in real life players would be demanding a transfer years before SM kicks in with a transfer demand.
    Onc ethe unhappy is turned up if a player demands a transfer the chairman should take control of the sale set a minimum value (being the computer valuation) and sell to the highest bidder who ever it is.
    turn it up turn it up.
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    Machine reacted to robinashford in Squad Sizes   
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    Personally, I've got a load of good players I rarely use...but so do four or five other managers in my league who are my main 'rivals'. I recognise this is going to ultimately damage the long-term future of my setup because other teams will just give up as they can't get hold of any of the best players. But if I sell my excess baggage then all that will happen is that my rivals will snap them up and so neither I, nor the setup, benefits. At best, the setup stays the same while I lose out.
    Slap a cap on (say 60 - 30 first team / 30 youth team) and that wealth gets spread. It forces me to plan and choose who stays and who goes. It gives everyone plenty of opportunity still to scout and bring in young players / risers - but the need to free up squad space would then force you to KEEP scouting and monitoring the players you've already got, as well as those you might want to bring in in future. Currently, I can get them in, see them rise and then afford to leave them alone while I wait and see if they ever go up again. No skill in that. Make me make a judgement.
    I want a competitive setup. But the game is geared towards hogging at the moment. And the bigger clubs have the resources to hog more than the smaller ones do. I'd definitely favour a cap - and the lower the better (without getting silly - 50 should be the absolute lowest, 60 seems fair).
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    Machine got a reaction from Matty_avfc in English Championship 5579 - Discussion Thread   
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    Wait years to get a Forest in a quality EC and then get 2 inside of a week....hey all!
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    Machine reacted to EdMoses in English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread   
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    Machine reacted to Sgt Fury in Quitters Hall - Do you want these managers in your set up?   
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    Vince McMahon - 1 Game with FF Jaro - W.A.S.T.E.L.A.N.D.S. - W.A.S.T.E.R.
    Done on purpose to enter the hall?
    You be the judge...
    John Rossiter - 2 games with Northampton - Veneratio League - 2 games/0 points = LOOOOOOSER
    Patrick Slater - 24 minutes with Ebsfleet - The Trenches - Never darken my door again
    Not Hamish Woodward - 13 games with Northampton - Veneratio League - Thanks for your commitment
    __________________
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    Machine reacted to slimey2k7 in AI auto-filling teams help please!   
    Re: AI auto-filling teams help please!
    I took an African side, Amazulu, in a custom setup a few months ago and they had less than 21 players, all the players brought in were rated 80 (including Bradley Wright-Phillips and Stern John) so it varies a bit what you'll be given, although it probably depends on what rating the few players in your team are, so if they're all rated 75 you probably won't get a load of 60s coming to join you! Maybe...
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    Machine reacted to Nikidinho in AI auto-filling teams help please!   
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    Machine reacted to maurice_fitzsimmons in The BIG vote: Reserve Team tab?   
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    totally agree re: style over substance and the 2d thing. Would add nothing. Just trying to copy PC sim games like Football Manager
    in terms of the dev work - it would be a tiny code change to rename Youth team to Reserve and allow over 21s in
    the youth team squad, as it is, serves absolutely no purpose of any value.
    come on, SM... fewer bells and whistles and better real options please
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    Machine reacted to Longnose in English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread   
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    Northern Alliance exposed
    Part IIII
    Lower Ranks II

    Stuart Lauder


    Name : Stewart Lauder
    AKA: The Vampire
    Birthplace: Found by dustmen at front of bomb damaged Gorbals tenement block
    Age: indeterminable but said to be at least 300 years old
    Club: Southend United
    N/B/A role : Blood sucking member of N/B/A Enforcement
    Hobbies and interests: Avoiding daylight
    Notes : Little known member of N/B/A never seen in daylight hours and mainly deployed by Fitzpatrick as EC106 Night watchman

    Simon Pluto


    Name : Simon Pluto
    AKA: Pluto
    Birthplace: Vulcan
    Age: 250 earth years
    Club: Sheffield Wednesday
    N/B/A role : member of N/B/A Enforcement
    Hobbies and interests: Christmas cracker joke writing
    Notes : Despite guiding Sheffield Wednesday to the 2cnd division Pluto is largely written off as cannon fodder by the N/B/A/ after a disastrous attempt at humour at a N/B/A Christmas party- reports suggest Fitzpatrick was enraged by the following Pluto quip
    Q. Do you know why Germans build such high-quality products?
    A. So they won't have to go around being nice while they fix them.

    Paul Holt


    Name : Paul Holt
    AKA: Holt
    Birthplace: Newcastle
    Age: 30
    Club: Crystal Palace
    N/B/A role : Unknown
    Hobbies and interests: Watching Eastenders
    Notes : One time member of N/B/A high council since dropped by Fitzpatrick after being crushed in a humiliating defeat after a bitter 3 season long war against Izod – Generally considered as mentally retarded the bumbling Holt eeks out an embarrassing existence on the periphery of the N/B/A.
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