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  • #3877
    Andrew Hughes
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    No more muddy fields, no more wind whistling through the gaps where stands should be, no more sloping pitches and no more Shrewsbury Town. Farewell to the cloggers and the hackers, to central defenders who’s necks are wider than their heads, to kicks in the head, elbows to the groin and knees in the back (special mentions in this category for Boston, Accrington and Milton Keynes).

    Farewell to all that and onward to League One where things are….er…..completely different.

    #89754
    SwallowCottage
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    I’m trying to work out whether you support Hartlepool or Walsall………I’ll go for Walsall as I remember that there is a member of this forum who supports the Saddlers and it must be you as I don’t think there could be more than one:biggrin: <br>Congrats on the promotion but don’t get too excited about not playing the Shrews next season as they could be following you up…..and to make things worse you could be watching Leeds as well:(

    #89755
    Pompete
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    Nice One Arandale…I still remember the day we were away to Northampton, when were promoted from Div 4, as it was then and look at us now 7th in the Premiership (Div 1). Great times then and I sure your gonna have a great time tonight. Good luck next year.

    #89756
    insomniac
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    Yes, congratulations Aranalde – it’s nice to see the clubs (and supporters) that  usually have to endure basement football having a bit of success (and that includes Hartlepool too).<br>( As long as it isn’t Wrexham – they deserve nothing; jammiest football club in existence and should be playing in the League of Wales if God had any idea of justice.).

    #89757
    cormack15
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    I thought he was a Torquay fan.

    #89758
    Andrew Hughes
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    Leeds and Shrewsbury in the same division? When was the last time that happened?

    And there must be dozens of Walsall supporters on here. They’re just shy, retiring and modest.

    #89759
    robnorth
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    Quote: from cormack15 on 11:52 am on April 16, 2007[br]I thought he was a Torquay fan.<br>

    As I am a non-league fan I reckon he’d have been better off if he was!

    Rob

    #89760
    robnorth
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    Quote: from Aranalde on 12:54 pm on April 17, 2007[br]Leeds and Shrewsbury in the same division? When was the last time that happened?

    I’d guess they were in the ‘old’ Division Two together during the 1980s.

    Call me old fashioned, but I still like to think of the leagues as One, Two,Three,Four. How long before the numbers disappear altogether? Mega-Championship, Premier Championship and The Championship perhaps?

    Rob

    #89761
    Friggo
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    When Coke decide that the first division (I still use 90’s notation) is the only league worth sponsoring, some other Yank company will come along and make the 2nd division ‘The [Company name] sub-Championship Super Premier Soccer League’, or SCSPSL for short. Then they may or may not introduce ‘added time multi-ball’.

    This whole over-commercialised charade will continue until we have ‘The Microsoft Hackney & District Ultra Super-Duper Sunday Sub-Professional League of Warriors’. But never fear, we’ll still have ‘The Bank of Scotland SPL’, no corporation’s that daft!<br>

    (Edited by Friggo at 2:28 pm on April 25, 2007)

    #89762
    Andrew Hughes
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    Better off being a Torquay fan indeed, what a suggestion! If I were to dabble in the nether leagues it would be with AFC Telford, since I was born midway between there and the Custard Bowl.

    Sponsorship is getting out of hand. We already have the ‘Floors To Go’ Stand and the ‘Text 4488229’ Stand. Next season Bescot Stadium could well become ‘The Banks’s Stadium’ though if free samples were available to celebrate the deal, I could be persuaded.

    #89763
    Ultimate Nightmare
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    Quote: from Aranalde on 2:32 pm on April 25, 2007[br]Better off being a Torquay fan indeed, what a suggestion!

    :(

    #89764
    Andrew Hughes
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    Of course I meant no offence to the supporters of that illustrious club. I’d rather watch Torquay in the conference than Man Utd v Chelsea. But above all, I’d rather watch Walsall in League One. <br>

    #89765
    TMWANG50
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    Congratulations Aranalde, I’m sure we predicted a doble promotion at the start of the year between the Saddlers and the Robins.

    Unfortunately the pride of the west won’t be there next year to give West Midlands police some overtime. Instead we will be on page 317 of ceefax results service or in other words the Championship (where all goals are shown on ITV!!). But I’m sure you will be able to compete with the likes of Forest and Leeds as everyone else already can at that level.

    <br>Gary Johnson’s red and white army!!

    #89766
    Andrew Hughes
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    Congratulations indeed, about time the city of Bristol had representation in the upper echelons. An excellent performance and I see you’ve developed a healthy dislike for Nottingham Forest along the way. Look out for a horrible orange and black clad outfit next season – but remember, they may talk a good game, but once you go 1-0 up, they tend to give up.

    Premier League 2008-09?

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