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8 hours ago, DiegoDiego said:

To use the St James' Park example, I couldn't even read the numbers on the back of the shirts and was so far away from the action I'd have been better off saving the £40 and going to an atmospheric pub and watching it on TV instead.

In contrast I was at the front of the Yellow Wall at Dortmund and you can hear the thud of boot on ball, see the rage on the keeper's face as he shouts at his defence. You feel part of the action.

Generally I like to sit/stand about ten rows back, but I'd rather be pitchside than row Z at a 50,000+ capacity stadium.

I'm usually on the line for Vale games and I've gotten used to being super close to the action. That said, when I go to other games I do prefer to have a bit of height, feel I see more of the game 

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20 hours ago, DiegoDiego said:

To use the St James' Park example, I couldn't even read the numbers on the back of the shirts and was so far away from the action I'd have been better off saving the £40 and going to an atmospheric pub and watching it on TV instead.

In contrast I was at the front of the Yellow Wall at Dortmund and you can hear the thud of boot on ball, see the rage on the keeper's face as he shouts at his defence. You feel part of the action.

Generally I like to sit/stand about ten rows back, but I'd rather be pitchside than row Z at a 50,000+ capacity stadium.

Interesting thanks. My extreme contrasts are the back of the North Stand at Man United and pitch level at Hampden and Leeds. I wasn't sure who some of the players were at Old Trafford but I could see the whole game and how it was being played. At Hampden/Elland Road you couldn't tell things like where the ball was relative to the touchlines on the far sides, pre-VAR offsides and players were even blocking the action at times. It was like watching part of a game not it all. 

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Getting a little less random now. Semi final second leg of the AFF Suzuki cup. Indonesia once again make hard work of things, this time against hosts Singapore.

First leg finished 1-1 (also went to that) and won this one 4-2 after extra time.

Indonesia were winning 1-0. Singapore go down to 10 men then immediately equalise.

Singapore then go down to 9 men in 67 minutes, then take the lead with 15 minutes to go.

Indonesia draw level with three minutes to go. Then in added time Singapore get a penalty which is saved and Indonesia have two solid chances to clinch it.

Indonesia then score in the first minute of extra time, then add another at the start of the second half of ET. 

The Singaporean keeper gets a straight red near the end to leave them with 8 men.

Not the best quality but highly entertaining game and a first match on Christmas day I have attended.

Indonesia will most likely play Thailand in the final, who should comfortably beat them. 

However, when you consider 23 of the 30 man squad of Indonesia is under 26 (13 under 22) and are coached by the ex-South Korean Manager from the 2018 WC. They may have a good few years ahead of them.

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Mansfield Town Vs Hartlepool United at the One Call Stadium (Field Mill) - currently 3-2 in the deteriorating and darkening fog! Some comeback, The Stags were 2-0 down. 
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ETA - FT

Mansfield Town 3 - J O'Toole (55') J Bowery (62') G Maris (66')

Hartlepool United 2 - L Molyneux (25') N Featherstone (51')

Attendance 5,558.

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I was going to Gateshead v Blyth because I missed the thrill of watching football in a concrete lavvypan but there was a distinct lack of activity when I got there. I'd checked the game was on when I left Edinburgh at 11 but the pitch was apparently waterlogged.

Anyway a dash to Spennymoor v Darlington. I'd been to both grounds before but didn't realise Darlo had such a big support. Tickets were sold out but Spennymoor official let me in when I pleaded I'd come down from Edinburgh and was in no way a Darlington fan 

A crowd of 2400 apparently which according to Clownshoes Leitch probably means County Durham will be wiped out by Omicron next week. It was an entertaining game, two red cards, a penalty, a pagar, some odd refereeing, a nice pie.

Spennymoor is a wee ex-mining town and they've come up in the world in recent years- made me think of Kelty Hearts in some ways. Darlo fans were a bit sniffy towards them but I think it's worth a visit.

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I was going to Gateshead v Blyth because I missed the thrill of watching football in a concrete lavvypan but there was a distinct lack of activity when I got there. I'd checked the game was on when I left Edinburgh at 11 but the pitch was apparently waterlogged.
Anyway a dash to Spennymoor v Darlington. I'd been to both grounds before but didn't realise Darlo had such a big support. Tickets were sold out but Spennymoor official let me in when I pleaded I'd come down from Edinburgh and was in no way a Darlington fan 
A crowd of 2400 apparently which according to Clownshoes Leitch probably means County Durham will be wiped out by Omicron next week. It was an entertaining game, two red cards, a penalty, a pagar, some odd refereeing, a nice pie.
Spennymoor is a wee ex-mining town and they've come up in the world in recent years- made me think of Kelty Hearts in some ways. Darlo fans were a bit sniffy towards them but I think it's worth a visit.
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Good to see The Quakers with still a decent following despite the efforts of George Reynolds and his 25,000 seater stadium (that he named after himself almost 20 years ago) to replace their old ground ‘The Feethams. A proper old football stadium on the river Skerne that sat back to back with the Cricket ground.
The unfortunate story of a ‘dodgy owner’ with a huge ego embarking upon a vanity project (however well meant initially) that would eventually destroy such a long established community club. Believe the Darlington Arena is now used for Rugby Union and ironically the last time Darlington FC got a whiff of promotion their current accommodation wasn’t up to standard.
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I went to the Reynolds Arena. Rattling about in a 25000 seater stadium and we ended up next to the Morecambe fans with the drum..

Been to the new ground too. It's shared with egg chasers but one of the original sheds from Feethams has been rebuild there.

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Was also at the Edinburgh University v Spartans game. Big turnout on Futbology tonight, 13 checked in so far, including a guy who seems to have travelled from Italy to watch the Stoneyburn and Edinburgh University double header. Even the Romans never got as far as Stoneyburn!

Two good goals tonight. Was worth risking frostbite for that alone.

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8 minutes ago, Le Tout P'ti FC said:

Was also at the Edinburgh University v Spartans game. Big turnout on Futbology tonight, 13 checked in so far, including a guy who seems to have travelled from Italy to watch the Stoneyburn and Edinburgh University double header. Even the Romans never got as far as Stoneyburn!

Two good goals tonight. Was worth risking frostbite for that alone.

The village of Petri Flavium is south of the Antonine Wall so perhaps the Romans did make it there, took one look and declared Veni, vidi, volo in dominum redire.

Peffermill is down the road from Bam Towers and Uni's manager was my mate when young but I couldn't be arsed going out tonight- especially as I believe the cafe with the delicious home baking is currently out of action, alas.

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15 hours ago, Le Tout P'ti FC said:

Was also at the Edinburgh University v Spartans game. Big turnout on Futbology tonight, 13 checked in so far, including a guy who seems to have travelled from Italy to watch the Stoneyburn and Edinburgh University double header. 

I noticed that too... met a few of the EOS/LL regulars on the night, a couple who are on Futbology and many not. Bonnyrigg spies in attendance, WWFC committee too. A bit surprised that @tamthebam wimped out as it felt warmer than Bonnyrigg on Sunday. The pitchside barriers had ice on them at kickoff but they thawed.


Don't go to Peffermill very often but a couple of winters ago I went as everything else was off. Anybody who's familiar will tell you the weather comes across the pitch towards the stand, so I stood at the opposite fence to try and get shelter from the wind and sleet. Mickey Lawson was in charge at VoL at the time, I know him from WW days. He saw me and told me to come into the dugout for shelter, and I asked what about the ref?   "F**k the ref!"

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Chesterfield 1-1 Halifax Town ... Top of the table clash yesterday in the National League. Home side equalised 10 mins from time after the had a penalty award overturned by the linesman. Decent game probably fair result. Sell out 8106 (779 away).

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On 26/12/2021 at 00:47, Tight John McVeigh is a tit said:

Indonesia will most likely play Thailand in the final, who should comfortably beat them. 

1st leg of the final tonight and Thailand, without getting much out of second gear, win 4-0. the second leg should be a non event.

Indonesia do try and play some good football but Thailand are considerbly a stronger team.

A few decent players in the line ups who probably play at a higher level than they currently do just now.

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Chesterfield 1-1 Halifax Town ... Top of the table clash yesterday in the National League. Home side equalised 10 mins from time after the had a penalty award overturned by the linesman. Decent game probably fair result. Sell out 8106 (779 away).
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Decent crowd that (and away following) for the 5th Tier in England!
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