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  1. Only too true Daz - it's people like Fleet 'Mad' Dave who lead Radio Kent to cover Charlton as a 'Kent' club. <img src="/forums/images/icons/mad.gif" alt="" />
  2. Well, having missed out on Phil Smith, I'm sure that Andy is still in the hunt for a 'keeper. As for strikers, I'm afraid Andy claimed in the 12th July Gravesend Reporter that he would have to sell one of our current forwards in order to acquire a new one. Personally, I would suggest that Andy sticks with Che, Liam, Boothy, Wilko and Simon, for I believe they all have something to contribute this season. <img src="/forums/images/icons/smile.gif" alt="" />
  3. A Conference club in all but name then - same prices, same funding from a wealthy benefactor/manager, but its actually being there that counts. <img src="/forums/images/icons/tongue.gif" alt="" /> I'm not having a dig at Canvey fans here, just at the club administrators for setting such draconian prices, and I'm sure that many Canvey supporters would agree with me about it. Money won't get you everywhere in football - clubs must combine it with a good club set-up, strong team spirit and a loyal supporter base to really go places. One suspects that with these inflated prices, Canvey will be missing out on at least the latter next season.
  4. Oops, you're right Alan - sorry Fleet Fella! <img src="http://www.longdog.org.uk/smilies/dunce.gif" alt=" - " />
  5. Four penalties were missed in total, excluding shoot-outs, during this World Cup: Lee Eul-Yong, South Korea v USA; Maciej Zurawski, Poland v USA; Ian Harte, Republic of Ireland v Spain; Ahn Jung-Hwan, South Korea v Italy. Hope this helps. <img border="0" title="" alt="[smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" />
  6. </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Alan ( GNFC ): <strong>My favourite one ( which I saw ) was when he flicked the ball past one Newcastle defender and then another , all in the air and volleyed the ball from the edge of the area . <img border="0" title="" alt="[smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" /> </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">This goal is vastly underrated by many in my view. In fact, it's like Gazza's goal in Euro 96 against Scotland, only the fact that the mighty Le Tiss flicked the ball over two defenders, not one, makes it twice as good. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="images/icons/shocked.gif" /> A great player who was criminally overlooked for England on many occasions, and just because he played for a 'weak' side. A wonderful player who will be sadly missed from an age in which corporate power has swamped the game. Take yesterday's example when David O'Leary was sacked by Leeds United. The official club website announced that, rather than leaving the club, Mr. O'Leary had left the 'company'. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Mad]" src="images/icons/mad.gif" /> What a terrible state the game is in, and not a shred of blame deserves to be attached to the mighty Le Tiss.
  7. Great news on both fronts. In some ways I hope we draw Burton away again in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round, so that I can actually travel there for a big match with us this season - a prospect I was relishing in the league until the game was placed in midweek. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Mad]" src="images/icons/mad.gif" /> <img src="http://www.longdog.org.uk/smilies/flame.gif" alt=" - " /> <img src="http://www.longdog.org.uk/smilies/angry.gif" alt=" - " /> Failing that, I'm sure I'll be able to put up with a home tie against a side from the lower echelons of the Ryman League <img border="0" title="" alt="[big Grin]" src="images/icons/grin.gif" />
  8. It's actually the first time that Brazil have ever met Germany in a World Cup Finals match, despite the huge number of times that they have both qualified for the competition. Such a shame that the two teams are such let-downs in comparison to their predecessors - e.g. Brazil 1970 or 1982, Germany 1974. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="images/icons/frown.gif" />
  9. Well said Alan W - it may well have been an error by Seamo, but the whole team was indeed off form on the day, and he did save us on numerous occasions in earlier matches. Without him it is possible that we wouldn't have even negotiated the group stage. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="images/icons/shocked.gif" /> To be honest, I feel that the players we have aren't good enough by some distance to lift the World Cup, but they could be when the younger ones have reached their peak in four years time. To be honest, I would've taken anything past the group stage at the start of the tournament, and while with a number of favourites falling early on (e.g. France, Portugal, Argentina) the tournament had opened up a little for us, I am more than satisfied with our overall position. <img border="0" title="" alt="[smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" /> Steve W's right when he says we should be grateful where we are after the terrible start to qualifying, and generally Sven's done a fine job. Admittedly, his best tactics in the tournament were effectively dictated by the injury to Hargreaves against Argentina, which 'allowed' him to play a proper left-winger in Sinclair for once. But to his credit, Sven has handled the press much better than his predecessors (e.g. Keegan, Hoddle <img border="0" title="" alt="[Roll Eyes]" src="images/icons/rolleyes.gif" /> ), and it has rubbed off on the players.
  10. Ooh, handbags! <img src="http://www.longdog.org.uk/smilies/argue.gif" alt=" - " />
  11. So Welling's becoming Margate Mark II for ex-Fleet stars then? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="images/icons/tongue.gif" /> P.S. Is Resters still there?
  12. jc

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Bad Billy Dobbs: <strong>Are you sure? I can't see how Ferdinand can possibly be credited with that goal, he headed it across goal and the fumbling keeper, bar of soap job, inadvertantly knocked it in.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Well, I agree, but you never know - Ronaldo was bizarrely given the first goal against Costa Rica even though the leading touch clearly came off the defender. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="images/icons/confused.gif" />
  13. jc


    The BBC obviously see our game at Yeovil on the opening day as the game of the day - they mention it first on their website! <img border="0" title="" alt="[big Grin]" src="images/icons/grin.gif" /> Can't disagree with your highlights and lowlights Dave - I was looking forward to returning to Burton after the season just gone's match against them - my top away day of the season aside from Bedford (of course!). <img border="0" title="" alt="[smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" /> Luckily, the two Margate games are on the best days possible to draw in bumper crowds, in my view. However, another lowlight must surely be our opening two games. I know we traditionally start seasons badly anyway, but our fight to establish ourselves in the Conference will be made even harder than it already is by starting with such potentially difficult games. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="images/icons/frown.gif" />
  14. Naturally, I'm delighted that we're through, but does anyone else agree with me that we should've pressed harder for a winner to win the group? The last 20 minutes were dullness personified, and while defending against conceding a goal was admittedly important, surely we could've afforded to commit a few more men forward. Now our run-in to the final sees us facing a likely quarter-final tie with the impressive Brazil, should we defeat Denmark, whereas if we had won today the earliest we would have to play them would be the semis. The Denmark game won't be easy, especially if we perform like we did today. For me, the Danes have been the most clinical finishers so far of all of the teams in the World Cup, for they have put away a huge percentage of their chances. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="images/icons/frown.gif" />
  15. It seems that Mr Turvey has concerns that the Ryman clubs would be treated harshly if three feeder leagues was converted into two (i.e. the new Southern league could contain more Doc Martens teams than Ryman ones - after all, the Ryman league has historically been seen as the weaker and more laughable of the three feeder leagues). But yes, more promotion places should be made available in order to increase excitement and give more teams seasons where they actually have something to play for in the last three months or so. <img border="0" title="" alt="[smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" />
  16. Well said Alan! Let's end this silly banter once and for all and look forward to the separate jobs our respective sides have to do next year.
  17. Ron made me laugh when he claimed shortly after Alexandersson's goal that he 'always thought Sweden would equalise', having earlier claimed that we were 'a far better side than them'. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="images/icons/confused.gif" /> Overall, we should be relieved to have claimed a point following our abysmal second half. It is sad that we have to use such a basic and unsuccessful long ball system when we have players who are quite capable of passing the ball well if asked. As for Brazil, they might have had their silky skills on show today, but it's goals that count, and they needed a dubiously awarded penalty to save them. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Mad]" src="images/icons/mad.gif" /> In fact, I'm really growing to hate them as a team. Firstly, they obtained a hugely favourable group following a ropey qualifying campaign to say the least (and all thanks to their fine past record, as opposed to their current ability - surely the more important factor?), and secondly, their cheating today was disgusting and appalling (i.e. Luizao falling over just inside the box (what a coincidence!) having had his shirt initially pulled way outside the area, and Rivaldo clutching his face in 'agony' after the ball hit him far lower down <img src="http://www.longdog.org.uk/smilies/flame.gif" alt=" - " />). I really must calm down about this, and stop watching all of these World Cup matches on the box - it's turning me into a classic example of an armchair supporter. <img src="http://www.longdog.org.uk/smilies/jaw.gif" alt=" - " /> Roll on next season, so I can start actually going to games again!
  18. Strange really - Saudi Arabia played as though they were World Cup finals debutants and put in an inexperienced performance, when they have in fact qualified for the finals a few times and with reasonable success. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="images/icons/confused.gif" /> Don't worry though - Germany surely won't find it that easy against Cameroon and Ireland. <img border="0" title="" alt="[smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" />
  19. </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by CANV: <strong>hang on a mo your last 44 posts have on been on the canvey forum, not one on the very good gnfc forum... are you sure your a fleet fan?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">CANV's dead right - I'm a Fleet fan and even I admit that this guy can't decide whether he his a Fleet supporter or a Canvey hater. It's almost as though he wants us to remain in the Ryman League just to face you again next season... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Roll Eyes]" src="images/icons/rolleyes.gif" /> The friendly should be interesting, but as others have said, let's not take it too seriously. I think I speak for the majority of Fleet fans when I say that we don't hate Canvey - we just wanted our fine club to go up ahead of them, and now that we are relieved to have achieved that, we should put an end to the petty rivalries.
  20. However, over our two league games against you last season, we triumphed 2-1 on aggregate. <img border="0" title="" alt="[big Grin]" src="images/icons/grin.gif" />
  21. I must admit I'm largely in agreement with you all here - although here are a few alternatives for the separate 'awards': Best goal (i.e. most spectacular): Wilko's 40-yard volley over the 'keeper's head in the 3-2 home win over St. Albans (although I admittedly didn't see that Jacko goal at Croydon!) Best player(s): I couldn't choose between three of them - Fridge, Macca and Jacko are the three elite players who, for me, are the only ones whom you only notice when they have had a bad game. Funniest moment: The streakers in the dark at Canvey (or should that be most disturbing moment... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="images/icons/shocked.gif" /> ) And how about some new ones... Carlos Alberto, Brazil v Italy, World Cup Final 1970-style goal of the season: Jacko's second goal away to Enfield - a precise, low finish that culminated a nonchalant display of smooth passing. I remember that it was at this stage of the season that we actually played some stunning football, before the nerves set in when we actually realised we had a strong chance of winning the title. 'Was it good or was if fluky?' goal of the season: Liam's 25-yarder that looped over the 'keeper at home to Maidenhead - did he crash it home himself, or did he need the aid of the defender kicking it into his shins and in? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="images/icons/confused.gif" /> 'How did we get away with that?' moment of the season: Many contenders for this - when Jamie struck a clearance against an opposing player and it flew just wide (sorry, but I can't remember what game it was), Griffiths' miss (obviously) and the two shots from the opposition that somehow struck the inside of the post against Enfield and (most significantly) Canvey. Okay, maybe these categories are just too specific. <img border="0" title="" alt="[big Grin]" src="images/icons/grin.gif" />
  22. Unfortunately it's gone now, but on the London football index on BBC Ceefax this morning, a whole page was devoted to details of our key pre-season friendlies. We're suddenly a 'London' club now that we're in the Conference, it seems - the same thing happened to Farnborough last season! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="images/icons/confused.gif" />
  23. A truly dreadful idea. The fact that clubs like ours still use the traditional 1-11 numbering system sets us aside from our more commercially driven contemporaries. <img src="http://www.longdog.org.uk/smilies/flame.gif" alt=" - " /> Stick to the current system, that's what I say!
  24. </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by I.C.@G&NFC: <strong>I really can't see what all the fuss is all about. I mean, even with an entire squad made up of Keano's, the Republic wouldn't stand a chance of winning the World Cup. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="images/icons/confused.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="images/icons/confused.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="images/icons/confused.gif" /> </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">It's not all or nothing you know - Ireland still want to go as far as possible, even though they almost certainly accept that their chances of lifting the trophy are slim. <img border="0" title="" alt="[smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" /> P.S. I agree with those who say Italy are the favourites - not that I want them to win. Their game is based around a solid defence, which, although you have to admire Nesta, Cannavaro et al, isn't great when you're watching it on the box.
  25. Indeed - as soon as Keano's United wages were elevated to 50 grand a week, he as acted as though he's actually the manager of both United and the Republic, trying to take control of affairs. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="images/icons/shocked.gif" /> I wholeheartedly support Mick McCarthy's response <img src="http://www.longdog.org.uk/smilies/biggthumpup.gif" alt=" - " /> - Keano deserved it. It's just such a shame that it had to be his most prized player who mouthed off at him.
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