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  1. Patrick Mahomes is a cyborg.
  2. Meatwad

    Ligue 1

    The draw for the round of 32 of the Coupe de France took place on the 6th and it brought out some interesting ties. JS St.-Pierroise's reward for winning at second tier Niort is a trip to 4th tier Epinal, certainly have a chance of winning that. PSG are away to Lorient, Bordeaux travel to third tier Pau, Marseille are at Granville, Lille travel to fifth tier Gonfreville, Strasbourg face Angouleme and Angers travel to Rouen, who will fancy putting another Ligue 1 side on their arse, There are two all Ligue 1 ties as Dijon host Nimes and Nantes host Lyon while there is an all-fifth tier tie between Prix-le-Mesiers and Limonest. Full draw: (Level of Division) Pau (3) v Bordeaux (1) Granville (4) v Marseille (1) Epinal (4) v St. Pierroise (Reu) Red Star (3) v Nice (1) Prix-le-Mesiers (5) v Limonest (5) Gonfreville (5) v Lille (1) Belfort (4) v Nancy (2) Paris FC (2) v Saint-Etienne (1) Angouleme (4) v Strasbourg (1) Nantes (1) v Lyon (1) Rouen (4) v Angers (1) Athletico Marseille (5) v Rennes (1) Montpellier (1) v Caen (2) Dijon (1) v Nimes (1) Lorient (2) v PSG (1) Saint-Pryve Saint-Hilaire (4) v Monaco (1)
  3. Meatwad

    Ligue 1

    One more tie to finish up the round and it featured another shock as Rouen, plagued by financial problems in recent times, emptied Ligue 1 side Metz 3-0. Rouen were in Ligue 2 in 2003/04 but were relegated that season and the one after, they made it back to the third tier in 2013 but were again demoted three divisions due to financial problems. The DNCG, [the French taxman as it were] absolutely do not f**k about and are extremely stringent about their financial fair play.
  4. Meatwad

    Ligue 1

    Marseille have ruffled a few feathers my keeping their share of the gate receipts instead giving all of it to their 4th division opponents, Trelissac. Goes against the traditions of the Coupe de France, the big teams always give all the money to the smaller one when they play away. That match between Trelissac and Marseille going to penalties was about as seismic as it got in the Coupe on Sunday, although Brest were beaten by Ligue 2 side Lorient - who are going great guns at the top end of the second tier. St. Etienne breezed past Bastia-Borgo from the third tier, Lille conceded two late goals at Raon but saw it out 3-2, Montpellie squaked through against sixth tier opposition 1-0, Angers beat Dieppe 3-1 and Dijon beat Valenciennes 2-1. PSG beat sixth tier Linas-Montlhery 6-0, but the hosts missed a penalty at 1-0 down and it could have been made interesting, a minute later Cavani scored to kill the tie. Cavani and Pablo Sarabia got two goals each with Adil Aouchiche and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting splitting the other two goals.
  5. Colin Weir done a lot of good, whether fans disliked those off the pitch that he associated with, we need to think of the bigger picture. I remember some time ago being told by a friend who was then a volunteer at the club that Scottish Power were up at the club offices demanding we not use the floodlights for a pre-season friendly against Bristol Rovers because we were that fucked. We went from that to finishing in the top six in the top flight and began a culture of youth development that we couldn't quite do for some time owing to the previous board's running up debts. We owe our modern existence to Colin Weir.
  6. Meatwad

    FM 2020

    Started a game with Stenhousemuir, ended up in a Betfred Cup group with Hearts, Alloa, Brechin and Cove. Surprisingly won 5-1 at Alloa in the first match, followed up with a loss on penalties to Cove at home following a 1-1 draw. We were then thumped 3-0 at Hearts before finishing the group off with a 4-0 home win over Brechin. Botti Biabi and Ryan Blair are cheat codes at this level, miles ahead of the level I am at. Followed that positivity up with a 2-1 defeat at Albion Rovers on the opening day in League Two. Cheers lads.
  7. Interesting, as Bury FC haven't been liquidated, it could be a means of allowing Bury a route back into the pyramid.
  8. You can talk to any player with six months or less on their contract, IIRC.
  9. The final round of fixtures in the Brazilian top flight were last night and there was a tussle between the giants of Cruziero and unfancied Ceara for the final relegation place. Ultimately, Ceara held out, drawing 1-1 at Botafogo while Cruzeiro slumped to a 2-0 defeated at home to Palmeiras, meaning that they will be relegated to Serie B for the first time in their history. Ultimately a very pitiful season for Cruzeiro, who only scored 27 goals in their 38 games and had begun the season as one of the top picks for qualification to the Libertadores. But their season collapsed after their exit from the competition and now they are down. A great article from last wee by the great Tim Vickery on how they ended up in this state is available here - https://www.espn.co.uk/football/cruzeiro/story/4005062/cruzeiros-swift-slide-from-brazilian-championship-favorites-to-relegation-candidates?src=com
  10. 4-2-3-1 Bryn Halliwell; Greg Shields, Gabriel Piccolo, Niall Keown, Jake Carroll; Bryan Hodge, Scott Robertson; Ryan Stevenson, Jack Storer, Antonio German; Jim Hamilton Had to think hard but Keown hasn't found a club since he left us and unike Devine in that he has gone on to be a dependable starter at Championship level, Jack Storer was an embarrassment and I had left the ground before Antonio German's sole appearance in a pumping at Motherwell. Stevenson was an expensive flop, scored a few goals but largely disappointed to the point I felt he should be included. Took Halliwell over Bell based purely on the embarrassment that was that defeat to Stirling Albion at Forthbank which prompted Ian McCall to go out and sign Scott Fox.
  11. Meatwad

    FM 2020

    Off to a relatively unspectacular start with Thistle. Could do with winning games that aren't against Alloa Athletic, however.
  12. Overnight results: League B: Aruba 2-3 Antigua and Barbuda Jamaica 1-1 Guyana Nicaragua 1-2 Suriname Former Hamilton Accies and St. Johnstone forward Nigel Hasselbaink scored for Suriname as they won their group to secure promotion and their first qualification to the CONCACAF Gold Cup since it rebranded to the aforementioned moniker from the CONCACAF Championship, which Suriname graced twice in 1977 and in 1985. Especially poignant for Suriname this year as June this year marked 30 years since the tragedy of the Colourful Eleven where several Surinamese footballers tragically died in a plane crash as they arrived from Holland for a charity match between Dutch professionals of Surinamese ancestry and the leading football club in Suriname, SV Robinhood. Among the players who were meant to go but weren't allowed by their clubs were Frank Rijkaard, Ruud Gullit, Aron Winter, Bryan Roy,, Dean Gorre [The current Suriname manager], Jos Luhukay and Regi Blinker, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surinam_Airways_Flight_764#Colourful_11
  13. This Sunday coming is the 33rd game week of the Brazilian top flight, the top four qualify for the Libertadores group stages with fifth and sixth entering the qualifiers and finally the teams finishing from seventh through to twelfth entering the Europa League equivalent, the Copa Sudamericana. This current season has been something of a procession for Flamengo, who presently sit 11 points ahead of Palmeiras in second - albeit Palmeiras have a game in hand, as do most of the league after Flamengo drew 4-4 through the night with Vasco da Gama. Along with Palmeiras, Santos are rather comfortable in third place with the last group stage place being held by Gremio - although [in order] Paranaense, Internacional and Corinthians could catch them. Those are probably going to qualify for the continental competitions of one description or another while Bahia and Vasco should qualify for the Sudamericana, Goias have to look over the shoulder at the likes of Fortaleza who are a point behind Mineiro who are in the last Sudamericana place. At the basement, the bottom four go down and Avai are pretty much doomed with 18 points to play for they are 18 adrift of safety [Which is almo more than the amount of pints they already have - 17] with amuch worse GD. Likely to join them are Chapecoense, who have been in the news for more unfortunate reasons in recent years, but it looks like their race is run after a brave battle against the drop last season, they're likely going down this season. Extremely likely to go with those two are CSA, newly promoted from the league below but the last place is extremely interesting as there are a couple of really big names slugging out to avoid the drop in Cruzeiro and Fluminense as well as Botafogo - and nobody in Brazil is too big to go down, as shown by stints in the second tier by Corinthians, Palmeiras, Vasco and Internacional among others in the two decades this century.
  14. An update on this, almost finished now.
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