Jump to content

English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread


Burrow27
 Share

Recommended Posts

Guest 1CapWonder

Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread

Dale Begin Massive Youth Team Sale

125px-rochdale_badge.png

Rochdale A.F.C have today announced that they are beginning the sale of their 60+ Strong Youth Team, in order to shift out players to balance the books. Although these players are on minimum wages, bunched together they are becoming as Sutcliffe expected they would. Expensive. He is now on the hunt to make a profit on each and everyone, and in turn EC106 will notice a gradual sale within the next few months. The first 2 players on the list are Florian Jamnig and Kwesi Appiah. Sutcliffe hopes that with the ages of these 2 players, and the talent they have shown already, that they will be picked up by the SM Community, however if a bid does not meet the asking price, then neither will leave, as they are both assured at least small rises.

28694_1238268987.jpg

Florian Jamnig is now available for A Mere 50k. The young Austrian is only 18 and can play anywhere across the Midfield.

0,,10427~4729145,00.jpg

Kwesi Appiah (Left), The Young 19 Year Old is also available for just 80k. The youngster, brought in for 30k, is also due a bigger rise, but Sutcliffe is keen to offload one of the many Youth Team strikers he has, and Appiah doesn't feature in his Long Term Plans.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread

logo.gif

First of all, I have to comment on the article I read in the South London Press this afternoon regarding the possibilty of Crystal Palace going bankrupt. My response? I am pleased to say that this report is utter rubbish. Its true that we are losing around £300k a week here and there, but I knew this could happen and so instead of buying star players for this season, myself and the chairman decided to put the money aside as a contingency plan. Unfortunatly we have to sell upto 3 very good players who are earning high wage's which may include Julio Baptista and Gokdeniz Karadeniz who are both on £56k a week. But I have always said that we are a selling club, and will make a good profit on both players. Also with players like Jean-Pierre Gignac to replace Baptista and Feghouli to replace Karadeniz, we are in good shape to still do well this season. Also ready to leave is Dutch U21 star Stefan Nijland. So from the money from selling these 3 players, and what we already have in our Bank of America Business account, we'll have well over £40m in the bank, with a predicted loss of around £10m for the end of the season. Also, I predict that my Youth Academy will start producing some really good players soon. Players like Rhys Williams, Sammy Inkoom, Fabio Sciacca, Ross Forbes, Danny N'Guessan, Chris Wood and Nicholas Mazzola have all looked very promising lately, and it wont be long before these guys are moved into the first squad, not to mention our star pupil Nascimento Thiago Alcantara who is going to be a little gem. Already in our first squad we have future England star Adam Johnson who we robbed from our feeder club Millwall for £7m, and Wales international Gareth Bale. So all in all, I consider myself a really lucky manager, and im happy with the squad will have. Now if you look at our local feeder club Millwall, they have struggled already this season against the weaker sides in the League and have already sold some of their youngsters who had decent potential. With the luck drying out, they will struggle. In contrast, for us, THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT IN THE LONGTERM....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread

Dale Begin Massive Youth Team Sale

125px-rochdale_badge.png

Rochdale A.F.C have today announced that they are beginning the sale of their 60+ Strong Youth Team' date=' in order to shift out players to balance the books. Although these players are on minimum wages, bunched together they are becoming as Sutcliffe expected they would. Expensive. He is now on the hunt to make a profit on each and everyone, and in turn EC106 will notice a gradual sale within the next few months. The first 2 players on the list are Florian Jamnig and Kwesi Appiah. Sutcliffe hopes that with the ages of these 2 players, and the talent they have shown already, that they will be picked up by the SM Community, however if a bid does not meet the asking price, then neither will leave, as they are both assured at least small rises.[/b']

28694_1238268987.jpg

Florian Jamnig is now available for A Mere 50k. The young Austrian is only 18 and can play anywhere across the Midfield.

0,,10427~4729145,00.jpg

Kwesi Appiah (Left), The Young 19 Year Old is also available for just 80k. The youngster, brought in for 30k, is also due a bigger rise, but Sutcliffe is keen to offload one of the many Youth Team strikers he has, and Appiah doesn't feature in his Long Term Plans.

Id be interested in Appiah but atm i have no $$$:o

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread

If you can get him scoring then he should be a success. He was one of many who just couldnt score. I played him in cups and he didnt score' date=' and got 1 in 5 in the league, which probably isnt bad for an 86 but back then he was a regular sub, so he needed to score more.[/quote']

Yeah, 1 in 5 isn't a great return, we'll see how he works in Div 4, he will get more playing time as well (he is probably 3rd choice striker).

"I'm of the opinion you have to look at it player by player. If the player is going to rise enough' date=' still buy him even if it means losing money weekly, as long as he covers his wages in value rise you will still be in more profit at the end. It does mean you may need to sell occasionally"

Agree absolutely there will always be the exception. In addition eventually, I would hope, for example to have the odd 90' rated player on 11k. However eventually I would have to sell. The idea would be to eventually have enough money to hang on to higher rated players. But the risks are now / soon will be.

a) He will ask to leave before he gets you enough value. For example you buy a 79 hoping they make 85+ but can't play them as they aren't good enough , they ask to leave before being good enough to make squad.

B) Your transfer budget is wiped at the end of the season ( do we know this yet ? )

c) It will still be profitable to sell the best player in each of the 4 key positions to increase the value of other players.

d) Increases aren't what they use to be! and some players may take 2 years = 6 game seasons to reach their full potential.

However essentially it must be player by player ,some will always be cheap money spinners, others long term prospect ,others gap fillers and some long term prospects[/quote']

Agree with point a) it will mean turnaround will need to be quicker, and as you mentioned increases are not what they used to be, especially in this league.

I currently fund higher rated players, through profits from others, and it can be helpful to keep them as they get increasingly harder to get hold off, (esp. if they're not oldies).

It's another great point about players taking 6 seasons (2 years) to reach potential. Iv been on sm pretty much since it started and then Walcott was obviously a huge talent rated maybe something like 84 (correct me if I'm wrong) and now 3 years+, later hes risen to 89. A surprisingly poor return, over what has been about 9 sm seasons.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest 1CapWonder

Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread

Id be interested in Appiah but atm i have no $$$:o

I'll keep him then if no internal bid is made. Only 80k and I'd rather he went to a decent home. He looks a good player, but compared to my other strikers, he's not going to rise AS much as they will, so I can afford to let him go.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread

southend.gif

769-140401-raduta.jpg

21 year old Romanian hit-kid Lucian Dorin Raduta today jetted into Southend Airport on a charter flight from Romania, and promised to reproduce the good form he had displayed for Rapid Bucharest as soon as he gets the chance at Roots Hall.

Southend Manager Stewart Lauder was reported to be delighted to have secured the signing of yet another young player with great potential.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread

56_1248789623.jpg

former_england_national_soccer_team_manager_sven_g_1620073356.jpg

So...Who Are Notts County Football Club?

History of Notts County FC, (some from Wiki mixed with info from EC106)

Formation and early years

Notts County were formed in 1862. The club pre-dated The Football Association and initially played a game of its own devising, rather than association football. At the time of its formation, Notts County, like most sports teams, were considered to be a "gentlemen-only" club. Notts County are considered to be one of the pioneers of the modern game, even being credited with the invention of the offside trap. Notts County are the oldest of the world's professional association football clubs (there are older professional clubs in other codes of football, and Sheffield F.C., an amateur club founded in 1857, are the oldest club now playing association football).

The club initially played at Park Hollow in the grounds of the old Nottingham Castle. In December 1864, the decision was made to play games against outside opposition, and it was decided that the club needed to find a bigger venue. After playing at several grounds, The Magpies settled at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground in 1883.

Football League

Chart showing the progress of Notts County F.C. through the English football league system from the inaugural season in 1888–89 to 2007–08 when Notts County came 21st in League Two.

In 1888, Notts County, along with eleven other football clubs, became a founding member of The Football League. They finished their first league season in 11th place, but avoided the dubious honour of the wooden spoon, which went to Midlands rivals Stoke. However, Notts County did achieve their highest ever league finish of 3rd in 1890-91, an achievement they repeated ten seasons later.

FA Cup finals

On 25 March 1891, Notts County reached the FA Cup final for the first time. The Magpies were defeated 3–1 by Blackburn Rovers at The Oval, despite having beaten the same side 7-1 in the league only a week earlier.

Notts County made up for this on 31 March 1894, when they won the FA Cup at Goodison Park, defeating Bolton Wanderers 4-1 in a game in which Jimmy Logan scored the first hat-trick in FA Cup final history. This achievement is also memorable for Notts County becoming the first club outside the top division to win the FA Cup: Notts County finished 3rd in Division Two that season.

Juventus F.C. shirts

The Italian football club Juventus F.C. derived its famous black-and-white striped kits from Notts County. Juventus have played in black and white striped shirts, with white shorts, sometimes black shorts since 1903. Originally, they played in pink shirts with a black tie, which only occurred due to the wrong shirts being sent to them, the father of one of the players made the earliest shirts, but continual washing faded the colour so much that in 1903 the club sought to replace them.Juventus asked one of their team members, Englishman John Savage, if he had any contacts in England who could supply new shirts in a colour that would better withstand the elements. He had a friend who lived in Nottingham, who being a Notts County supporter, shipped out the black and white striped shirts to Turin.

Juve have worn the shirts ever since, considering the colours to be aggressive and powerful,

1920s

Notts County were relegated in 1926 in what was to be their last season in the English top flight for over half a century. The 1925–26 season was the last season that famed goalkeeper Albert Iremonger played for the club. Legend among Notts County supporters it has been said he had 'hands like the claws of a JCB.'

World War II through the 1950s

The club suspended all fixtures during the 1941–42 season after Meadow Lane was hit by enemy bombing. In the 1946–47 season, the ground was used temporarily by Nottingham Forest after the River Trent flooded both Meadow Lane and the City Ground. Forest again used Meadow Lane in 1968, after fire destroyed the main stand at the City Ground. The 'golden age' of the club came just after the end of World War II. County stunned the footballing world by signing Tommy Lawton from Chelsea for a then-record fee.

Lawton's arrival increased crowds by over 10,000. One incident during this period saw 10,000 fans locked outside the ground. In the 1949-50 season, Notts County clinched the Third Division (South) championship. Crowds averaged 35,000 as The Magpies held off Nottingham Forest in a thrilling championship race. The 1950–51 season was to be the last season in which Notts County would compete in a higher league than their city rivals.

As the 1950s drew to a close, Nottingham Forest replaced Notts County as the city's biggest club. After the 1957–58 season, the two clubs would not play each other again for sixteen years.

1960s to 1990s

Jimmy Sirrel era

The Magpies struggled during the 1960s, being on the brink of financial ruin and striving to avoid the indignity of having to apply for re-election to the league. This situation continued until Jack Dunnett, a local Member of Parliament, took control of the club. He appointed Jimmy Sirrel, a charismatic Scot who had once played for Celtic F.C., as manager in November 1969. In the 1970–71 season, The Magpies clinched the Fourth Division title in record-breaking style, remaining unbeaten at Meadow Lane.

Two seasons later, Notts County were again promoted, this time to Division Two. It marked an amazing turnaround in form under Sirrel and would also renew meetings with old adversaries Forest. Sirrel departed for Sheffield United in October 1975 but returned two years later.

Sirrel completed the remarkable transformation of Notts County in May 1981. He had turned The Magpies from Fourth Division strugglers to a top division side in little over a decade, ending an absence of fifty-five years from the top flight. This achievement was with the same chairman (Jack Dunnett), captain (Don Masson), and trainer (Jack Wheeler) throughout the decade.

In one of the most famous moments in the club's modern history, Notts County visited newly crowned champions Aston Villa on the opening day of the season. The Villa team had paraded their League Championship trophy to an expectant crowd before kickoff, but against all odds, County came away with a 1–0 victory. Notts County were relegated three seasons later, but not before reaching the FA Cup quarter-final, which they lost to Everton. Sirrel also retired at the end of that season. He came out of retirement a few months later in an unsuccessful attempt to save Notts County from a second consecutive relegation. Sirrel finally retired in 1987, bringing to a close one of the most successful and memorable periods in Notts County's history.

Neil Warnock era

In late 1988, a new manager arrived. Neil Warnock had previously led Scarborough into the Football League as champions of the Football Conference. At the end of his first full season, Warnock had led Notts County to promotion back to Division Two. The club anthem The Wheelbarrow song originated during this season, stemming from the club's historic first game at Wembley Stadium in a 2–0 win over Tranmere Rovers. Warnock continued to deliver: the 1990–91 season is considered by many County fans to be one of the club's greatest. A famous 1–0 victory over Manchester City in the FA Cup booked them a place in the quarter-final, which they lost to eventual winners Tottenham Hotspur. Notts County also booked their second successive visit to Wembley and their second successive promotion. The Magpies defeated Brighton & Hove Albion 3–1 in front of 60,000 spectators, 25,000 of which were Notts County fans.

The following season was disappointing, seeing Notts County relegated from the top flight. With the introduction of the Premier League, County were relegated from the old Division One to the new Division One. Warnock was dismissed in January 1993 and was succeeded by Mick Walker. Walker successfully averted a second consecutive relegation.

Mick Walker era

Walker's first full season as manager was memorable for Notts County fans. The Magpies narrowly missed the play-offs for promotion to the Premiership. The season is most remembered for a 2–1 victory over arch rivals Nottingham Forest in which Charlie Palmer scored the winning goal with just four minutes remaining. This has become a celebrated event among Notts County fans, who have dubbed 12 February (the anniversary of the game) Sir Charlie Palmer Day. This game was the last competitive Nottingham derby fixture to date. In March 1993 Notts County lost the Anglo-Italian Cup to Brescia.

Walker was surprisingly sacked in September 1994. This event triggered a dramatic decline in the club's fortunes that has persisted to the present. Notts won the Anglo-Italian Cup at Wembley in March 1995, but ended the season relegated to Division Two. County made another visit to Wembley Stadium in the 1996 play-offs, but missed the chance of a return to Division One with a 2–0 defeat to Bradford City.

Sam Allardyce era

The following season ranks among the club's worst, as they managed just seven victories all season and finished in the bottom position of the league table. Relegation to the league's basement division happened just six years after promotion to the top flight. However, success followed relegation under Sam Allardyce. The Magpies secured the Division Three title in March 1998 by a record margin of seventeen points. They became the first side since World War II to win promotion in mid-March, with six games still remaining.

2000s

Financial crisis and relegation battles

Allardyce left in October 1999 to join his old team Bolton Wanderers. In September 2003, Notts County faced the real possibility of dissolution. Crippling debts and an increasingly impatient Football League board combined to leave the future of the league's oldest club in doubt. However, the considerable efforts of a group of local businessmen and the club's loyal and upbeat supporters helped save the club from extinction. But despite new ownership, the club were unable to avoid relegation back to the bottom division in 2004. In a similar circumstance as their relegation in 1992, due to the rebranding of the Football League, County went from Division Two to League Two.

The 2004–05 season was a season of highs and lows for Notts. Despite high levels of expectation about promotion, it soon became apparent that Notts County would not be challenging. Fans would have to wait until October before the club recorded a home win; County even occupied bottom place in September.

Player Ian Richardson relieved Gary Mills as manager in November 2004. Richardson managed to guide the club away from the relegation zone with little experience at football management. He held the manager's job until the end of the season in January 2005, and the club announced in April that Richardson would not be the manager during the following season. On 17 May 2005, former Iceland manager Gudjon Thordarson became the club's sixth manager in five years.

The 2005–06 season began promisingly for the Magpies. Thordarson and assistant manager Ross MacLaren instituted a strenuous fitness regime, including double training sessions. These actions ensured that the Notts County squad were fitter than the rest of the league at the start of the season.

The club won or drew their first seven league games and were top of the table in September. Fans began to speak cautiously of promotion. But soon the fitness of other squads matched that of the Magpies, who stumbled and lost or drew the next fourteen games. A strong January with just one defeat saw talk of promotion re-emerge, but a disappointing stretch in February included five consecutive defeats and one draw, ending all talk of promotion. The club managed to win just thirteen points out of a possible forty-eight in their last sixteen games, and again faced relegation.

On the final day of the season, Notts were just two points above the relegation zone as they faced Bury, another side in danger of relegation. A season high attendance of 9,817, of which 8,594 were home supporters, watched the game. The Magpies at one point trailed by a score of 2–0. With Oxford United and Stockport County drawing their games, the club were only one Oxford United goal away from relegation. But a late rally saw Notts level the score at 2–2, and Oxford's 3–2 defeat ensured the Magpies' safety.

Despite avoiding relegation, Notts County finished in 21st place in League Two and in 89th place overall, the lowest position the club had ever finished. The state of the club seemed worrisome as a number of issues had become apparent. This situation resulted in the departure of both the chairman and the manager, the cessation of a long-standing youth squad programme, and many of the players out of contract or nearing contract maturity.

Thompson returns

The announcement of Steve Thompson as the club's new manager on 12 June stirred strong emotions in the fan base. Thompson had previously been assistant to Colin Murphy, who was widely blamed for the relegation in the 1996–97 season. Thompson's only real success as a manager had been with Southend United over ten years previously. Notts County's new boss signed fourteen new players, including former Nottingham Forest player Jason Lee..

However, the club lost only twice in their first fifteen games and became a promotion contender. But blips in form and inconsistency plagued the team over the rest of the season, resulting in a 13th place finish.

In the 2007–08 season, Thompson's second as manager, pre-season transfers added Neil MacKenzie from Shorpe United, Adam Tann from Leyton Orient, Hector Sam from newly promoted Walsall, Paul Mayo from Lincoln City, Tim Sandercombe from Plymouth Argyle, Myles Weston from Charlton Athletic, Richard Butcher from Peterborough United, Lee Canoville from Boston United, and Spencer Weir-Daley from local rivals Nottingham Forest.

The pre-season also saw the exit of David Pipe to League One newcomers Bristol Rovers. Before his transfer, Pipe was the current longest-serving player at Notts County, with 141 appearances and four goals scored.

The Magpies bowed out of both the Carling Cup and the Johnstone's Paint Trophy in the opening weeks of the season and made a poor start to their league campaign. These events saw disappointed fans chanting at Thompson during games and displaying banners calling for his removal. Thompson was finally sacked on 2007-10-16. Former player Ian 'Charlie' McParland replaced him two days later on 18 October.

Ian 'Charlie' McParland

Steve Thompson left the club a few days before one of the season's biggest fixtures, an away game at local rivals Mansfield Town. At first, the club announced that Thompson's assistant manager John Gannon would take charge of the first team, but hours after the press conference was held to announce McParland as Thompson's successor at Meadow Lane, the press were told that Gannon (and Thompson's ex-Sheffield United teammate and recently appointed Notts kitman Paul Beesley) had followed the ex-manager out of the club, leaving McParland in charge for one of the biggest games of the season only two days after taking the managerial reins at the club. McParland then appointed former Notts players David Kevan as his assistant and Tommy Johnson as coach. The pair were hailed as the 'Dream ticket' by the chairman who went on to offer 'Charlie season tickets' in a bid to bring back the dwindling support. However, the poor form continued and only a series of sterling defensive displays helped Notts secure safety in the penultimate match of the season. A Richard Butcher strike against Wycombe Wanderers secured League1 football for 2009. The 09 season finished with Notts County 1st and in League one after temporay boss Mattiue Beckett won the League 2 title haveing only been in charge for 11 game in which he won 11, which put Notts way on course for League 1 Football. After this it was rumoured that many costortiuems wanted to buy the english side!, Depsite not on e manager previuosly in Control reaching the 40 mark of games in Charge at notts since 2007 till now Justice has said He will stay for hopfulyl many of succsessful seasons, as he wnats to get Notts to Div 1 were they belong!

Middle East Investment

On the 4th June 2009, it was announced that Notts County were in talks on a takeover by a Middle Eastern Consortium, headed by Peter Trembling and Peter Willett. This investment is thought to be in the millions and the club are believed to be given multi-million pound backing as the investors, part of the Munto Finance Ltd. Munto Finance has links with the Al Thani group, the Dubai-based investment group headed by the Qatari tycoon Abdullah bin Saeed Al Thani, look to turn around the fortunes of the World's Oldest Professional Club. On June 30th 2009, it was announced that the Trust, who own the majority share in the club, had voted in favour of the take over. On the 14th July 2009, the takeover was confirmed, with Peter Trembling taking over as Chairman.

On Tuesday 21 July 2009, former England manager Sven-Göran Eriksson was announced as the new Director of Football. As a result, several big named Players Began to be linked with the League 1 side, then on 23rd of August after many managers had left the club in the 2008-2009 era!, Nick Justice was appointed after unsucsessful era's under managers like 1Roy Keane and others and Justice has had a great start to his Notts Career!, He Reamains unbeaten whilst being coach, Players that play for Notts at the moment have not been giving the backing of new coach and most will head for the door in the fourth coming months, however one looks set to stay that is Kenywne Jones, The Trinidad and Tabago star is a faviourte of new Notts boss Nick Justice and will Remain at the club for now whilst others have an uncertain future!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest drseanfitz

Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread

Crewe Alexandra 9-0 Birmingham City

A.DRIVER 19, 49

M.SUAREZ 20, 31

Z.GERA 25

M.YEPES 34

T.MORIMOTO 41, 43, 77

Attendance - 4,423

Possession

57% 43%

Total Shots

25 18

Shots On Target

16 13

Corners

5 9

Yellow Cards

1 1

Red Cards

1 0

(Danny Murphy - Crewe 6th Minute)

A 10 man Crewe side, mainly made up of back up players, put on a masterful display as they beat a Birmingham City side also low on regulars.

As soon as the starting lineups were announced it was clear that Crewe where going to be the favourites, with a much stronger starting 11.

First teamer's Cédric Carrasso, Eljero Elia and Danny Murphy started for Crewe, with the later pronouncing himself fit mid afternoon, and top scorer Mario Mandzukic made himself available for the bench if needed.

Carrasso was in exceptional form in defence, denying Birmingham on no fewer than 13 occasions, and up front 森本 貴幸 got a hat trick & 4 assists and new signing Matías Suarez got 2 goals on his debut.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread

Match Review

English Cup Round 1

36_1203639218.gif 0 v 2 16289_badge.jpg

Middlesbrough continue fine run of form

Middlesbrough continued their fine run of form of late with a 2-0 win over Huddersfield in the English Cup taking their current run to 6 games undefeated putting a poor first few games well behind them.

Young Aleksandr Stavpets repaid his managers faith with the young Russian lobbing the Huddersfield keeper in the 9th minute the remainder of the half was all Middlesbrough on the ball however some poor passing at times did allow Huddersfield to create quite a few chances.

Huddersfield should have pulled level just after the restart but for the superb saves from Boro keeper Victor Valdes who pulled off a double save in the 50th minute shortly after that in the 58th minute Boro sealed the match when Daniel Alvaro Pereira ran onto a through ball with his shot flying into the top corner of the goal in what was his first competetive match of the season with the game secure Boro were able to give some of their youth team members a chance with goalscorer Aleksandr Stavpets making way for Alexandru Dedov in midfield Andrei Khachaturyan made way for Calijuri Maycon and man of the match Baris Ozbek made way for young english midfielder Loick Pires with the latter putting in a couple of decent touches

Next in the Cup is an away trip to the Keepmoat Stadium to face Doncaster

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread

Crewe Alexandra 9-0 Birmingham City

A.DRIVER 19' date=' 49

M.SUAREZ 20, 31

Z.GERA 25

M.YEPES 34

T.MORIMOTO 41, 43, 77[/color']

Attendance - 4,423

Possession

57% 43%

Total Shots

25 18

Shots On Target

16 13

Corners

5 9

Yellow Cards

1 1

Red Cards

1 0

(Danny Murphy - Crewe 6th Minute)

A 10 man Crewe side, mainly made up of back up players, put on a masterful display as they beat a Birmingham City side also low on regulars.

As soon as the starting lineups were announced it was clear that Crewe where going to be the favourites, with a much stronger starting 11.

First teamer's Cédric Carrasso, Eljero Elia and Danny Murphy started for Crewe, with the later pronouncing himself fit mid afternoon, and top scorer Mario Mandzukic made himself available for the bench if needed.

Carrasso was in exceptional form in defence, denying Birmingham on no fewer than 13 occasions, and up front 森本 貴幸 got a hat trick & 4 assists and new signing Matías Suarez got 2 goals on his debut.

LOL THAT IS ONE HEAVY DEFEAT, Stupid Youths :eek:

But League is important for me

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread

I try to clear up any of my rubbish i leave Paul when i log off' date=' hate all that meaningless 1 line spam- maybe you should try it one day ;)

BTW breazzed past Rotheram 3-1 mr to follow[/b']

Oh, i think the "silence" has finally ended. I think the Izod - Holt feud has finally been reignited then huh? Its rather unlucky for you especially since in a couple of weeks Millwall travel to the fortress which is Selhurst Park:D:D:D

I dont expect to lose to my South London feeder club and to a manager who keeps losing games with scores which wouldn't be out of place in the rugby section of the newspaper :P

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread

Oh' date=' i think the "silence" has finally ended. I think the Izod - Holt feud has finally been reignited then huh? Its rather unlucky for you especially since in a couple of weeks Millwall travel to the fortress which is Selhurst Park:D:D:D

I dont expect to lose to my South London feeder club and to a manager who keeps losing games with scores which wouldn't be out of place in the rugby section of the newspaper :P[/color']

And so it begins.. ;)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread

yE1670jY.jpg

image.php?u=8697&dateline=1250966968

Millwall Team News

A bewildered Millwall boss Dave Izod tonight reacted with a mixture of anger and surprise tonight, to Crystal Palace manager Paul Holt's unprovoked attack on Millwall. Writing in his occasional column in the daily Express Holt made a scathing attack on his long time enemy, after sensational news swept through South London of the perilous condition of near bankrupt Crystal Palace. After Holt had rigorously denied the claims, the media friendly Eagles boss switched his attentions to neighbours Millwall mockingly describing the smaller South London outfit as little more than ''a struggling feeder club who face a certain bleak future''. Speaking from the New Den, a clearly incensed Izod was unequivocal in his condemnation of the self styled 'best manager in South London :

“ I was as stunned as anyone else with the news of Crystal Palaces latest shocking fall from grace. Its unbelievable to think that only just over a season ago, they were a first division team competing with some of the biggest names in the game. Now after possibly one of the most ill conceived managerial appointments in the history of the league they have surrendered their top flight status with little more than a whimper, and now stare into the abyss of financial ruin. I would like to say that my sympathies lie with the supporters of the club, who frankly have been totally and utterly let down by an egotistical manager, whose incompetence is perhaps matched only by his arrogance and a stupid unnaturally blond chairman. Here at Millwall we are a warm and good natured lot, we are not the sort of club which relishes anyone else's misfortune, but in saying that my personal opinion is the signs of this catastrophe where clear for all to see. Holt has consistently shown a shocking disregard for the financial well being of the club, forcing himself onto the front page any time a story breaks of a transfer deal. He relishes the thought of Palace being a big club, but amazingly has missed the fact, that big clubs are successful both on the pitch and in the board room. Its heart breaking to think of all the young talent he has acquired through his bullying methods of artificially inflating transfer prices out of the reach of smaller less well resourced clubs. Only to horde these naive young players by leaving them to rot in the reserves. In his self gratifying pursuit of glory and media exposure he has made a once proud club, into a league wide laughing stock. Of course as usual when things go wrong for Holt, who does he focus on ? Millwall of course. After just one transfer in two seasons he insultingly refers to us as a feeder club ?, I am bemused an offended. He tells the wider footballing world we are a lucky club, when arguably we were robbed from a place in the play-offs by an unprecedented injury list, whilst at the time mighty Palace were only saved from the embarrassment of a consecutive relegation by a handful of points. The sad thing is that I have chosen to remain silent on Holt's unprofessional behavior because I was planning to extend the hand of friendship to Holt. Myself, the Chairman and the Millwall supporters club were determined to forge closer relationships between ourselves and our 'mighty' South London cousins. We had planned to turn our forth coming league game into a carnival of goodwill, with day long activities for the younger supporters, mixed ticketing arrangements and a post game barbecue for the players and their wives held at my own home. Now within just days before announcing our gesture, Holt once more reveals his true colours ”

Obscured by the heavyweight managerial clash, Millwall booked their place in the 2cnd round of the English shield tonight with a comfortable 3-1 win over forth division Rotherham. Despite fielding a reserve 11, finishing proved to be the difference between the teams with Elrio Van Heerden opening the scoring after just 8 minutes. The Millers went further behind just four minutes into the second period as 19 year old Angelo Balanta struck the first of a memorable brace, taking two efforts to beat Andy Lonergan in the visitors goal. Paul Mckenna hypnotized (:o) the Lions defense before tapping home from a yard on the hour mark to give Rotherham a brief glimmer of hope, before Balantas second booked the Lions their appointment with Carlisle in the second round just five minutes from time. Next up for the Lions is their annual trip to divison twos other 'warm and good natured lot ', Leeds united in a Wednesday night league fixture.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread

Welcome

would this be Sky Blue Lee the Muse and Pokemon fan?

Actually it would be Sky Blue Lee the dude with the 'tude and the drums and the words and the money and the stuff and the brains and the brawn and all the chicken in the world.

Still no women though. :( Plus the Pokemon thing is pure nostalgia. You weren't on the chat when it happened so... :P And Maiden > Muse. :D

Just thought I'd clear that upwards. :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread

PALACE BEGIN PREPARATIONS FOR MILLWALL ARRIVAL

2720808581_103de22c53.jpg?v=0

Crystal Palace council today started preparing for the arrival of Millwall on the 23rd of September, as the London Met warned the club that sources from the internet claim Millwalls very own firm the "Bushwackers" will be heading to Selhurst to cause havoc in the local community. The council and police will be ready for the firms arrival unlike the likes of West Hams council was. Holt is so far unbeaten against Mr Izods team, and its likely that Millwall will not win on the 23rd either, and the Firm know this and will be looking for some other way to celebrate, maybe by running on the pitch or throwing bricks at pensioners houses.

fight.jpg

Fact of the matter is though is that Millwall have ran out of luck this season, and only manage to get 7000 school children to matchdays due to the recession. And its high unemployment in the south London area that is being blamed for the Bushwackers coming back into "power" since they cant afford to go and watch the mighty Lions (or maybe just cant be bothered in watching that dribble), so they instead have rejoined the firm looking for trouble and are heading straight to Selhurst Park (according to Hitlers website).

Millwall2.jpg

The only fans you see at The New Den is the away fans

Holt has warned Mr Izod to keep his friends away from Selhurst Park on the 23rd September

"This is a family club, we make sure we only allow proper folk into our stadium, any troublemakers we get here we explain to them that 7 miles away is where you belong, with the scum we call Millwall"

CRYSTAL PALACE V MILLWALL, 23RD SEP 2009. WHERE WILL YOU BE?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...