WHO Poll
Q: 2023/24 Hopes & aspirations for this season
a. As Champions of Europe there's no reason we shouldn't be pushing for a top 7 spot & a run in the Cups
24%
  
b. Last season was a trophy winning one and there's only one way to go after that, I expect a dull mid table bore fest of a season
17%
  
c. Buy some f***ing players or we're in a battle to stay up & that's as good as it gets
19%
  
d. Moyes out
37%
  
e. New season you say, woohoo time to get the new kit and wear it it to the pub for all the big games, the wags down there call me Mr West Ham
3%
  



Coffee 8:32 Sat Jan 28
Saturday football
No real stand-out ties this weekend as the FA Cup progresses to the fourth round. Television thinks there could be an upset on the cards in their televised games – not least those at Deepdale and Pride Park.

ACCRINGTON STANLEY vs LEEDS UNITED (1230)
Accrington Stanley, who are they? So went that old advert for nice cold, ice cold milk back in the day. They sit perilously close to the drop zone in League One, but league positions count for little where the Cup is concerned. Recent results include a 4-0 drubbing at Derby (yikes), a 3-1 defeat at Barnsley, a draw at Lincoln and victory over Bristol Rovers. Leeds are also just above the relegation places, albeit two divisions higher, and they may not be relishing a hard trip to Lancashire. Could be interesting. Away win.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA4ziMLo7Tg

WALSALL vs LEICESTER CITY (1230)
The Cup AND local pride. What could possibly go wrong? Away win.

BLACKBURN ROVERS vs BIRMINGHAM CITY (1500)
Home win.

BRISTOL CITY vs WEST BROMWICH ALBION (1500)
Home win.

FULHAM vs SUNDERLAND (1500)
Home win.

IPSWICH TOWN vs BURNLEY (1500)
Away win.

LUTON TOWN vs GRIMSBY (1500)
Home win.

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY vs FLEETWOOD MAC (1500)
Home win.

SOUTHAMPTON vs BLACKPOOL (1500)
Tangerine dreams fade. Home win.

PRESTON NORTH END vs TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (1800)
Well then. Preston lie two places off the Championship play-offs, but may trade league progress for a win today. Does Antonio Conte know the pedigree of his opponents today? Anything but a win will have him tearing his hair out. It would be great fun to see him bald at eight o’clock this evening. Away win.

MANCHESTER UNITED vs READING (2000)
Routine. A decent away day pay day for Reading. Home win.



*SUNDAY*

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION vs LIVERPOOL (1330)
The only all-Premier League tie of the round. Don’t bet against the Seagulls. Home win.

STOKE CITY vs STEVENAGE (1400)
Barring late-season cataclysm, Stoke are near-enough safe for another season. Stevenage are riding high in League Two and have promotion in their sights. This will be a good test for them. Have they got what it takes to overcome their out of-sorts hosts? David and Goliath of the lower reaches of English football. Away win.

WREXHAM vs SHEFFIELD UNITED (1630)
Who can forget our epic ties against Wrexham in the early 1980s? Fortune has not been kind to them since and they now find themselves fighting to return to the Football League. But they do sit at the top of the National League, so have some fight in them. The Blades, meanwhile, are pushing for a return to the Premier League. Should be straightforward. Away win.


*MONDAY*

DERBY COUNTY vs WEST HAM UNITED (1945)
Botanically, the banana is a berry and its plant is a herb not a tree. Its skin is most familiar when yellow, but it can also be red or purple or, as today’s game suggests, black and white with a dodgy accent. It is slippery and is known to have upended numerous trespassers. Although they find themselves in League One, the Rams are in a rich vein of form, having won their last five league games. The same cannot, sadly, be said of us. So the ingredients are all there for an upset that would do little to reignite David Moyes’ fortunes. He’ll have to field a strong team, which he’s said he would. Expect Antonio to play a significant part. It will be good to get this one out of the way in the most positive way possible. Away win.

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onsideman 1:21 Mon Jan 30
Re: Saturday football
Err... you're old fashioned

smartypants 1:09 Mon Jan 30
Re: Saturday football
Call me old fashioned but I like the idea of some part time plumber helping to get a team up who’ve never been in the football league before, and for some reason I don’t feel the same towards the likes of Mullins on £4,500 a week.

, 12:29 Mon Jan 30
Re: Saturday football
Cannot see why Wrexham being able to outspend their peer group in their league is an issue that n here.

gph 12:07 Mon Jan 30
Re: Saturday football
Chelsea are a good parallel, albeit from 1905.

Only club outside the founding 12 Football League never to have played at a lower level.

Bought their way in with a millionaire's resources.

Even if it was at the expense of Tottenham, it stank.

(If someone had to be privileged at Tottenham's expense, it should have been us...)

paulon 10:48 Sun Jan 29
Re: Saturday football
It’s Sunday night onsideman - I’m off here in a min

Discount all the PL clubs you mentioned because that’s a nonsense comparison to Wrexham

Billericay, Ebbsfleet and Crawley nowhere near backed to the level Wrexham have been, Salford have and had the same media bollocks narrative around them as Wrexham which most people have seen through

onsideman 10:34 Sun Jan 29
Re: Saturday football
Enlighten me

paulon 10:31 Sun Jan 29
Re: Saturday football
Pretty much massively different to every team you’ve listed there but hey ho

onsideman 10:23 Sun Jan 29
Re: Saturday football

paulon 9:19 Sun Jan 29

No different from when Billericay became monied
Or Ebbsfleet
Or Salford
Or Crawley
Or Chelsea
Or Man City
Or Newcastle

Life ain't fair. Get over it

paulon 10:22 Sun Jan 29
Re: Saturday football
Exactly that

For a lot of supposed clued up folk on here there’s a lot who seem happy to believe the spin and bullshit around Wrexham

smartypants 10:07 Sun Jan 29
Re: Saturday football
I agree with you paulon. The other clubs in Wrexhams league must be wondering why they bother when they have such an advantage, they are on championship wages not league 1. As much as I dislike sheff united I loved it when they got the equaliser and if we beat derby I’d love either of these 2 away

, 9:39 Sun Jan 29
Re: Saturday football
Wrexham can pay what they like but the fact is if they get to the Championship in three or four seasons none of today’s players will be in the first eleven. And that eleven will be commensurately paid much better than today’s performers.

paulon 9:19 Sun Jan 29
Re: Saturday football
onsideman 8:57 Sun Jan 29

Good post, would read again

Non League club paying League One players League One wages, one division below Sheff Utd effectively - equivalent of SWANSEA drawing with FULHAM despite the complete bollocks narrative you will read and hear

Great game though

ironsofcanada 8:57 Sun Jan 29
Re: Saturday football
Fun watch that, agent Jebbison taking one for the Canadian cause there.

onsideman 8:57 Sun Jan 29
Re: Saturday football
Anyone else think paulon might have a bit of an issue?

Iron Duke 8:53 Sun Jan 29
Re: Saturday football
Great cup game. Shame thos tyke cunts got an equaliser.

Pub Bigot 8:47 Sun Jan 29
Re: Saturday football
Paul Mullin wins PLAYER of the match.

Why do we still have a state-funded media?

Fuck off.

Northern Sold 8:45 Sun Jan 29
Re: Saturday football
Fuck me Paul right laugh you are.... in any case it's only £120k net... how much those Blades lads on??

Northern Sold 8:42 Sun Jan 29
Re: Saturday football
Real shame they could not hold on there... great stuff that

paulon 8:40 Sun Jan 29
Re: Saturday football
Massive shame the non league player ROMANTICLY earning £230k a year didn’t win it for them

Lily Hammer 8:39 Sun Jan 29
Re: Saturday football
Hollywood ending will have to wait until Bramall Lane, by the looks of things.

Cunts.

Northern Sold 8:33 Sun Jan 29
Re: Saturday football
What a cracking game.... proper scenes.... however the SU lad getting sent off?? Softest one ever or was there something we all missed??

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