Mickey Apples Appreciation Thread aka The Sack Race

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Re: Mickey Apples Appreciation Thread aka The Sack Race

Postby Clacton white » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:49 pm

Mustafaster wrote:Jock fitba is a basket case and is beyond the reach of human intervention.
It is the perfect storm.
A terrible climate which renders grass pitches unplayable for almost the entire season.
An unwillingness to take measures to address the underlying problems.
Given to appointing eejits tae top jobs .
Culturally conditioned to a lifestyle incompatible with sporting excellence, result in being unable to compete at a high level in the 21st century.

Such a pity really - I remember the 1974 world cup , being the first I ever really watched properly at 12 yrs old .....remember the Scots great team in that one , mainly as it was almost Leeds United at the world cup . Harvey , both Gray's , McQueen , Jordan , Bremner , Lorimer , Stewart ..... all Scottish internationals around that time , plus later Arthur Graham . Its a shame how Scottish football has sunk so low .

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Re: Mickey Apples Appreciation Thread aka The Sack Race

Postby eric olthwaite » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:49 pm

the flying pig wrote:if scotland want to ever have a quarter-decent team again, being, as they are, a smallish country of 5m people, in the main blessed with neither favourable genetics nor disposition towards healthy lifestyles


Mustafaster wrote:A terrible climate which renders grass pitches unplayable for almost the entire season.


Let's apply a bit of thought to this weird national stereotyping eh, lads?

Iceland has a smaller population than Scotland but they've managed to get their shit in order - at least temporarily - with the same weather and pasty skin.

Then you look back to the Lions of Lisbon and our Scottish players in the 70s. Ol' purple nose used to rant about the loss of the network of Boys Clubs in Scotland, and I can't help thinking this is 98% an organisational problem.

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Re: Mickey Apples Appreciation Thread aka The Sack Race

Postby Mustafaster » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:01 pm

Iceland is the perfect example of how to do it right, it's true.
Invest loads of money in all weather pitches and top class coaches, education and administration.
Exactly wot yerJock hasn't done.
Ferguson is right, as he so frequently was.

The Scotland team of 74 was, as Clacton points out, basically Leeds in the World Cup and were so unlucky to be eliminated. Young, hungry lads who grew up with a ball and little else.

Times have moved on but Scotland remains in a footballing time warp.
Mirrors and copulation are abominable, since they both multiply the numbers of men.

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Re: Mickey Apples Appreciation Thread aka The Sack Race

Postby thestraw » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:45 am

#MOT #GAWA

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Mickey Apples Appreciation Thread aka The Sack Race

Postby Tommy » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:09 pm

Hooray! It’s been too long.

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Re: Mickey Apples Appreciation Thread aka The Sack Race

Postby eric olthwaite » Sat May 04, 2019 4:45 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:I’m Sol Campbell appointed by Macclesfield Town.

:|

:lol:


I take it all back. Fair play, he stayed and he’s kept a mess of a club in the league.

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Re: Mickey Apples Appreciation Thread aka The Sack Race

Postby eric olthwaite » Mon May 13, 2019 8:56 am

Chris Hughton gone. Not sure what to make of that. Brighton fans I know concerned that a team that was basically doing ok last year has suddenly turned to shit this year, but I’m not sure they wanted him sacked.

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Re: Mickey Apples Appreciation Thread aka The Sack Race

Postby Devi » Mon May 13, 2019 9:15 am

Turned to shit? They’re still in the PL, as far from 7th as Libpool are from 3rd. What the fuck do they want?!
I like it. What is it?

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Re: Mickey Apples Appreciation Thread aka The Sack Race

Postby eric olthwaite » Mon May 13, 2019 9:21 am

Devi wrote:Turned to shit? They’re still in the PL, as far from 7th as Libpool are from 3rd. What the fuck do they want?!


Well, exactly. That they survived and Cardiff went down feels like a bit of a flip of a coin though.

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Re: Mickey Apples Appreciation Thread aka The Sack Race

Postby MightyWhite » Mon May 13, 2019 10:05 am

I can see the reasoning. Nice guy, done well, but no signs of progress this season and you’d think they’d be right up there in the early markets for relegation next season as it stands. Of course it might turn into another Mick McCarthy at Ipswich or Tony Pulis at Stoke situation but probably worth the role of the dice from their perspective
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Re: Mickey Apples Appreciation Thread aka The Sack Race

Postby dirty leeds » Mon May 13, 2019 10:08 am

And the owners - whoever they are, haven't followed it, tbh - are likely not to want to be seen as the bad guys, so they blame the manager. Standard practice.

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Re: Mickey Apples Appreciation Thread aka The Sack Race

Postby Tommy » Mon May 13, 2019 10:24 am

Rumours abound that they are after former forum favourite and current Swansea manager Graham 'Harry' Potter. Probably worth a go but very harsh on Hughton. Maybe he'll go to West Brom?

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Re: Mickey Apples Appreciation Thread aka The Sack Race

Postby Ponte » Mon May 13, 2019 12:54 pm

MightyWhite wrote: role of the dice

:shock:
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Hmmm.

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Re: Mickey Apples Appreciation Thread aka The Sack Race

Postby dirty leeds » Mon May 13, 2019 12:57 pm

It was a non-spelling part.

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Re: Mickey Apples Appreciation Thread aka The Sack Race

Postby MightyWhite » Mon May 13, 2019 1:27 pm

Argh you can forgive me that one in this day and age of auto correct :cry:
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Re: Mickey Apples Appreciation Thread aka The Sack Race

Postby Mindo » Mon May 13, 2019 4:16 pm

Fans and owners want the moon on a stick.

Keeping Brighton up was his realistic goal, which he achieved. If you're going to bring in a new technical director, maybe spend some more money etc, then at least give Houghton a chance to work with those new resources.

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Re: Mickey Apples Appreciation Thread aka The Sack Race

Postby rss1969 » Mon May 13, 2019 5:37 pm

Joke decision.

What do Brighton expect? According to one of their ex players they should be mid table with their squad.

We have been waiting for 15 years for a go and these clowns are sacking a perfectly good manager for finishing 3 or 4 places below their expectations.

PL is a complete joke with all these shitarse clubs expecting the earth. More cannon fodder going up with Norwich and Blunts, maybe the top 2's goal difference can get closer to 100 next season.

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Re: Mickey Apples Appreciation Thread aka The Sack Race

Postby dirty leeds » Mon May 13, 2019 6:25 pm

I suppose they are looking along the coast to Bournemouth and thinking they could have some of that with a manager like Eddie...

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Re: Mickey Apples Appreciation Thread aka The Sack Race

Postby Phil LUFC » Mon May 13, 2019 9:07 pm

Seems they're already talking to Frank Lampard, if Twitter is to believed.

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Re: Mickey Apples Appreciation Thread aka The Sack Race

Postby Blackwhite » Mon May 13, 2019 9:33 pm

Phil LUFC wrote:Seems they're already talking to Frank Lampard, if Twitter is to believed.

Showing his normal levels of loyalty then....

Edit: apologies to those who are currently gnawing on his Wang
You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.


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