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    Machine got a reaction from Herbythelovebug in English Championship 1   
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    "Xavi Xavi - what's the score?! What's the score?!! What's the score?!!!"
    The fans were indeed chanting Xavi's name at the end of his home league debut, but unfortunately for the new Sheffield United captain it was the sound of the Chesterfield away support that was echoing in his ears as he trudged off the pitch after tonight's 1-2 slump to the D1 new boys.
    Chesterfield's close-season signing Vucinic was a constant thorn in the side of United as he set up a goal after only 2 minutes for Gatusso and was provider again on 28 minutes for Man-of-the-Match Freddy Kanoute's diving header.
    Xavi clawed back a goal for the Blades on 38 minutes with a trademark hit-and-hope effort , but it was not enough and Sheffield United old boys Friedrich and Marchena completed a night of woe for former Manager Mohr as they shut out all attempts at an equaliser in the second half.
    Another vital 3 points for Chesterfield in their bid to survive in D1, and another trip back to the drawing board for Sheffield United.....
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    Machine reacted to dazinho in English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread   
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    Replaced the post that I lost regarding the division four title race but it's nowhere near the quality I'm afraid Heart wasn't in it this time round with me spending around two hours doing it yesterday only to lose it
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    Machine reacted to Frozy in The Great British League - Match Report & News Thread   
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    Just how good is this Newport team?


    The first G.B.L season is officially over, and after a long battle all across the land Newport County secured promotion, in the last chance saloon also known as the playoffs. The team has been gradually improving throughout the season, and manager Simon Cowell managed to restore the team after having to sell arguably the best player to grace division 4 game yet, Erik Lamela.
    The sale however was only for the better of the club, as straight away the manager dipped into the transfer market and signed more raw talent from all over the world.
    One by one these talented individuals arrived at the small town in South Wales, and showcased their talents to the entire division, attracting the most fans on average than any other team.
    Today we take a look at how good these players really are, and what the future holds for both them and the team ahead of their challenge in division 3 next season.
    Goal:
    We start at the back, and in goal It's the German International, Sebastian Mielitz who has been with the team since their first game, playing a record total of 42 competitive games for the club, he is set to stick around for years to come as Newport's number 1. Simon Moore is a talented number 2, but he will do well to keep out Mielitz for number 1 spot.

    Mielitz has settled in South Wales.
    Likely to leave: none
    Defence:
    Newport's defense improved gradually during the season, starting out slow at first and becoming too hard to handle for some teams in the end, especially with Mielitz behind them. Calum Davenport has stuck around the whole season, but unfortunately will have to retire after being stabbed in the leg, in Italy after the playoff final. Sean Morrison has been a rock at the back and is set for a bright future at Newport for year's to come. David Mateos has partnered him for most of the campaign, but it's unclear whether he will stay with the team next season.
    Another bright spark in Newports defence is Spanish centre back Jonas Ramalho, who at 17 year's old already battled some of the toughest attacks in division 4.

    Ramalho and Morrison will be the key centre backs in season 2
    Likely to leave: David Mateos CB 82 , Giulio Donati CB 80 , Charley Fomen LB 82
    Midfield:
    Newport is spoilt for choice when it comes to talented attacking midfielders, hence there were a few unhappy faces sitting on the bench in the later stages of the season. Expect a few of them to be shipped of externally in summer, but the ones that stay will no doubt rip most defences apart in division 3 just like they did this season. Amongst the picks there are: Argentian wizkid Juan Iturbe dubbed as the new Messi we will undoubtedly will want to see more of him next season against tougher defences. Julian Draxler who had a few great games for Newport this season scoring and assisting with ease. Bulgaria's Aleksandar Tonev who was voted amongst the best players of the season in division 4. These 3 kept out promising players such as Oscar Emboaba, Thomas Carroll and Kornel Kulscar.
    Behind these flawless players, sit two of the most talented young holding midfielders in the world, Argentina's Bruno Zuculini and Italy's Luca Marrone.
    The winger's come in shape of 16 year old Spanish Saul Niguez, and an 18 year old French starlet Jean-Cristophe Bahebeck.
    With so much talent all over the midfield expect some departures, especially as the manager will almost certainly try to bring even more fresh faces in, or just loan out the less talented to division 4.

    Just some of the best talent you may see at Newport Stadium next season
    Likely to leave: Kornel Kulscar AM 78 , Aleksandar Tonev AM/Wing 82
    Attack:
    Finally, its the most important area of the field, and the one Newport did not struggle with at all this season. After shipping out prolific Mathieu Manset and Kerry Morgan earlier in the season, manager Cowell upgraded to less known Fabiano Oliveira, Ricardo Vaz Te and Genero Zeefuik, and the questions were raised if the manager got the suitable players. After Zeefuik suffered a season ending injury after scoring 6 goals in his first 6 games, the pressure was really on for the remaining two strikers to deliver and boy they did! Battling through constant lack of match fitness the pair's name kept repeating on the scoresheet week in-week out, much to the delight of Newport's fans and only after the playoff final could they finally smoke that well deserved cigar, and rest for the summer, anxiously awaiting news on their future just like the rest of the team. Right after the playoff final Newport acquired a new striker, one they believe could fire them into even bigger things in season 2, Spanish international, Lopez Juanmi. It's early days to predict Newport's partnership up front for next season, but whatever it is, we can no doubt expect goals.

    Oliveira-Vaz Te partnership prooved deadly this season, but both strikers were over shadowed by the arrival of Juanmi

    Likely to leave: Genero Zeefuik Fwd/Wing 78
    Conclusion:
    Newport, prepare for live in division 3, regardless how they got there, one thing is for sure, this team has got ambition and all the raw talent needed to make it to the top. Histon and Fleetwood will provide fun competition in season 2 and we are all looking forward to see how the standings look at the end of next season. Will Newport go straight back down? Or is another promotion on the cards?
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    Machine reacted to Handsome Steve in English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread   
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    more former patients Shipman?
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    Machine reacted to DLO in English Championship 7777 - Discussion Thread   
    Re: A new Forum filled EC (English Championship 7777 Coming Soon)
    To all the lower league teams in division 4 & 5. Newcastle will be bidding for a number of risers, I will only be staying in bids if another prem/championship side is also in the running, if I win the bid yet a division 4 or 5 team finishes second and ahead of the other higher rated league teams then I will step aside. So don't get discouraged if you see Newcastle involved. I have withdrawn a number of bids if I am up against purely division 4 & 5 teams (NB this only applies to actual offers NOT shortlisting)
    So far I can see this will concern Grimsby and Newport.
    Cheers.
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    Machine reacted to andyowls in Official Sky Bet Championship Thread   
    Re: The Npower Championship 2010/11 Season
    I'm not supporting anyone here, as I don't really have an opinion one way or the other, but I dare say that any team who had been denied a last-minute penalty when they need a goal in the biggest match of their season would go out of their way to appeal to the referee in a, perhaps, disrespectful manner. Be it Forest, Leeds or anyone else in the Football League, the referee would be put under huge pressure by the players in that situation no doubt.
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    Machine reacted to AsianInvasian in English Championship 1   
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    Bradford managed to overcome a very strong Southampton side boasting players such as Vincent Kompany, Giusseppe Rossi, Karim Benzema, Marek Hamsik and others!
    Southampton took the lead through Rossi early on in the Final, as he was put through on goal via some excellent passing and finished with ease! Bradford were shell-shocked, but pushed hard for the equaliser, Yaya, Gilardino and Parker all missing gilt-edged opportunities before Misimovic showed them how it was done to lob the on-rushing goalkeeper and send the supporters wild.
    The supporters were silent just a minute later as Claudio Pizarro ridiculously head butted an opponent and saw red as Bradford went down to 10 men! Bradford were looking to survive until half-time where they would be able to re-shuffle, but it was they who had the better of the play and the best opportunity falling to Yaya, who skied it in front of an open goal!
    The play was equal in the second half, both sides having chances, but it was Southampton who were testing the goalkeeper, with all of Bradford's efforts flying high or wide! Although crucially late into the half, Gilardino finally got one on target and beat Kameni after a massive scramble in the box to put the Bantams 2-1 up and in touching distance of the trophy!
    Southampton tried to push on, but they just couldn't create, as Bradford kept the ball and created chances of their own, but their finishing was shocking (only 3 shots on target from 15 shots!). In the end Bradford held out to become the English Shield Champions !


    Absolutely delighted, think a trophy in this setup means more than one in any other setup! Although haven't got too long to celebrate, as we want the Div 2 title now!
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    Machine got a reaction from Matty_avfc in Official Sky Bet Championship Thread   
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    Wow, you've got a real chip on your shoulder about Forest, haven't you?
    I guess after watching those whole 10 minutes of the game you'd then conveniently tuned out again before the end of the coverage when they ran the replay of the so-called "brilliant block" With that ignorant comment you've really let yourself down, but i'm sure you'll be big enough to apologize after you see a replay of Ashley "the Cat" Williams parrying the shot away
    As for supposed whinging (and not, perhaps, frustration at several highly dubious decisions going against them?) let me tell you that to see a Leeds fan attempt to take the moral high ground on the subject of sportsmanship and lecture on acting professionally.......well i really don't need to say anything else do i?
    You speak of losing respect for Forest; well, I have respect for you for the help to others and sensible comments you've made elsewhere on the forum, but on this thread for whatever reason you seem to go out of your way to bash Forest without just cause and each time you do that i hate to say but i lose a bit of that respect for you
    I've agreed with you in the past that Davies definitely irks people but your comments tonight about him and the players behaviour are just so bitter it's unreal.
    That's not to say we deserved to go through; Swansea were fantastic at the City Ground and were more clinical than us tonight which proved to be the difference (that and a blind linesman! - oops, better not blame the linesman that'll be me passing the buck for our own lack of quality...! )
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    Machine reacted to IanMcCo in The Official Scottish Football Thread   
    Re: Official SPL Thread
    I think there are one or two non sectarian ones left.....erm.....erm...
    How about this one
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    Dang you appear to be right
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    Machine reacted to AFC Chewis in The Official Scottish Football Thread   
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    Machine reacted to Mike_SM in Risers from the Greece Superleague   
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    Hmm. actually Iraklis has been relegated just a few days ago due to financial problems . So SM might saw that they relegated and probably didnt spend a lot of time to them or dna :L..Still, katsikas could rise. a +1,+2 would be fine..
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    Machine got a reaction from sirmarkhughes in English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread   
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    First victory for Rotherham under the new regime - won 3-1 at home to Gillingham with new strikers Walter and Babacar getting debut goals - Walter got MOM too
    Went long ball but needs must until i can build the team up a bit
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    Machine got a reaction from Longnose in English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread   
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    Southend beat Dave's Hull on their own turf 2-0, Ederson and McGeady spoiling the party



    Happy St. George's day Dave!
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    Message To All Participants:
    Firstly, I would like to thank every single participants in the Under-23 Youth Cup Season 12/13. The Youth Cup won't be successful without you all. I would also like to apologize if there has been any miscommunication or any confusion during the Youth Cup. Last but not least, congratulation to the runner-up and third-place winners. I had planned to organize another Youth Cup but time does not permit me to stay longer in SM. Once again thank you.
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    I don't know who you could be referring to
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    Wow - Bayern Munich are in freefall
    2 teams above them now and they have Real Madrid next week. Can anybody catch Barcelona too?
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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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    Sadly the table that features the most British players is the hackers table with 11 spots occupied by the Brits.
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