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  1. Steve Sands's Avatar
    [QUOTE=Unregistered;bt476]Since your post this tie as I'm sure you know has now been selected for live coverage on the beeb and a cracking choice too, should be a vibrant atmosphere with no quarter asked or given.
    Sir Les Mutrie has to rank alongside Tony Norman as the best 30k we ever spent back in the day, one kept out the goals while the other scored them and both were frighteningly adept in the execution of their duties. i could eulegise all night long about some of the goals Les scored including 28 during a season in which he set a new club record for scoring in successive games which still stands to this day. However I was pretty pleased when he fluffed his spot kick against us as our run eventually ended in the fourth round against Tottenham, Ardiles, Villa et al on another memorable day in the capital.[/QUOTE]

    Do I remember the ex Blyth hero Les Mutrie once scoring 4 against Hartlepool for the Tigers? Maybe they have a new star in the making who can impress on the day and earn himself a chance with a professional league club.
  2. Steve Sands's Avatar
    [QUOTE=Unregistered;bt477]Aside from all the excitement of the minnows hoping to reel in a big fish and a truly iconic centre forward gracing these parts our very own Steve Bruce will be endeavouring to go one better and bring the trophy back to the KC this time. If ever a side "peaked" too early then that was it but I can't help but cast my mind back to last May and think that if Bruce jnrs header hadn't been cleared off the line and the score had reached 3-0 dear old Arsene would still be feeling like Old Mother Hubbard at this moment in time. Just to reinforce my point we went to The Emirates last month and led until injury time eventually bringing home a thoroughly deserved and well earned point.[/QUOTE

    Who knows if Alan Shearer gets hold of the right balls at the draw and gets Hull a favourable draw to start with the dream could be back on again. Never been so proud seeing my side lose as last May. Maybe even Blyth or Hartlepool at home or Worcester. Then we can play the big fish role.
  3. Steve Sands's Avatar
    [QUOTE=StatueForEbenezer;bt475]Great blog Steve but I will mention that the campaign needs mentioning on BBC TV for national coverage as football is coming back to it's birthplace. Ebenezer Cobb Morley needs recognising.[/QUOTE]

    Yes it would be great if the TV really picked up on the campaign and gave it some much deserved national publicity. Good luck with your efforts.
  4. Steve Sands's Avatar
    Since this articles was written (coincidence) ticket sales have rocketed. This is the statement from FA website.

    "England Women's match against Germany at Wembley will be a record attendance for an England international, having sold 55,000 tickets.

    However, as a result of longstanding planned engineering works taking place on the day of the game, impacting transport options, The FA has sought ongoing advice on crowd numbers and has taken the decision to cap ticket sales at the current number."
  5. Unregistered's Avatar
    Aside from all the excitement of the minnows hoping to reel in a big fish and a truly iconic centre forward gracing these parts our very own Steve Bruce will be endeavouring to go one better and bring the trophy back to the KC this time. If ever a side "peaked" too early then that was it but I can't help but cast my mind back to last May and think that if Bruce jnrs header hadn't been cleared off the line and the score had reached 3-0 dear old Arsene would still be feeling like Old Mother Hubbard at this moment in time. Just to reinforce my point we went to The Emirates last month and led until injury time eventually bringing home a thoroughly deserved and well earned point.
  6. Unregistered's Avatar
    Since your post this tie as I'm sure you know has now been selected for live coverage on the beeb and a cracking choice too, should be a vibrant atmosphere with no quarter asked or given.
    Sir Les Mutrie has to rank alongside Tony Norman as the best 30k we ever spent back in the day, one kept out the goals while the other scored them and both were frighteningly adept in the execution of their duties. i could eulegise all night long about some of the goals Les scored including 28 during a season in which he set a new club record for scoring in successive games which still stands to this day. However I was pretty pleased when he fluffed his spot kick against us as our run eventually ended in the fourth round against Tottenham, Ardiles, Villa et al on another memorable day in the capital.
  7. StatueForEbenezer's Avatar
    Great blog Steve but I will mention that the campaign needs mentioning on BBC TV for national coverage as football is coming back to it's birthplace. Ebenezer Cobb Morley needs recognising.
  8. Normski's Avatar
    [QUOTE=Oliver Harsley;bt462]Great blog Steve the campaign is really taking off, let's hope that a lot more people notice it and me as well now.[/QUOTE]

    The news today that the FA Cup draw is being done in Hull is another great chance to get over the message about the founder of modern football and the campaign for a statue in the City.
  9. Steve Sands's Avatar
    [QUOTE=Unregistered;bt468]The BBC are certainly doing their bit for the womens game with live coverage of England Internationals and the FA Cup final and I for one have thoroughly enjoyed watching them. The team are looking very solid at the back these days and with strikers of the calibre of Aluko, Dowie and Duggan I am expecting them to give the Germans a very thorough examination this time around. I did hear that the ladies may have to play on an artificial surface during the euros which was causing a bit of a stink however I am sure they will be good enough to tailor their game accordingly and give a good account of themselves in Canada.[/QUOTE]

    Such an informed view I am guessing the feedback is from you JS. Am I right? Seems to me that it should have been you doing the blog on the Women's game. Nice to see you are positive about the outcome of the Germany game and just as importantly optimistic about the teams prospects in Canada. How about some odds for the forthcoming game Mr 11v11 webmaster?
  10. Unregistered's Avatar
    The BBC are certainly doing their bit for the womens game with live coverage of England Internationals and the FA Cup final and I for one have thoroughly enjoyed watching them. The team are looking very solid at the back these days and with strikers of the calibre of Aluko, Dowie and Duggan I am expecting them to give the Germans a very thorough examination this time around. I did hear that the ladies may have to play on an artificial surface during the euros which was causing a bit of a stink however I am sure they will be good enough to tailor their game accordingly and give a good account of themselves in Canada.
  11. Steve Sands's Avatar
    [QUOTE=StatueForEbenezer;bt463]Great piece Steve this campaign is going very well and thanks for mentioning the Twitter account and the hashtag #StatueForEbenezer.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks for your generous feedback. Very best of luck in making it happen. I look forward to visiting the statue in the not too distant future.
  12. StatueForEbenezer's Avatar
    Great piece Steve this campaign is going very well and thanks for mentioning the Twitter account and the hashtag #StatueForEbenezer.
  13. Oliver Harsley's Avatar
    Great blog Steve the campaign is really taking off, let's hope that a lot more people notice it and me as well now.
  14. Steve Sands's Avatar
    Wow! What a great result against Bath City. 7-1 was a remarkable score line. Congratulations and good luck in getting the draw you are looking for in the next round.
  15. Steve Sands's Avatar
    I notice you have to go down to position 32 on the list of top players to reach the first English player, namely David Beckham. I'm not sure how the ranking is calculated but this seems to imply that Beckham is the best England player of all time.
    Is this right I wonder? I also see Gary Neville in the top 100 but no Bobby Moore suggesting that Gary was a better player than Bobby.
    I assume the ranking takes account of succes, trophies won etc which would explain some of the names on the list and equally some of the world class names not.