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  1. Steve Sands's Avatar
    Come October and November time Chairman hover anxiously over the ejector button fearing a bad start to the season automatically means relegation unless something is changed quickly.

    Leave it a week and you can almost guarantee another one will have gone. This week it was the turn of Birmingham City to act and sack Lee Clark less than 48 hours after they lost 1-0 at home to Bolton.

    There is a thriving betting market in who will be the next to go and who will then replace them
    It does seem a bit unsavoury betting on someone losing their job but it's non the less fascinating
    In the Premier League you will find Harry Redknapp and Alan Pardew amongst the front runners to be moved aside.
    Updated Yesterday at 07:39 AM by Veritas
  2. 11v11's Avatar
    Wise words Steve.

    We are so Moneysupermarket they should sponsor this table!
  3. Steve Sands's Avatar
    Apart from the fact that football is too expensive at times what I really don't like is putting games into a category and charging a different price for a ticket. My own club has charged as little as £16 this season but as much as £50.
    The price is no reflection of how entertaining a game actually is and how much you enjoy it.
    Often the cheaper games are the ones you are more likely to win, have a better atmosphere because the crowd is bigger and are more entertaining because the teams are more evenly matched.
  4. Unregistered's Avatar
    I have used some Android apps to record match statistics online. Mostly I have used those to record stats when my kid is playing local tournaments. What I found to be most fun was seeing kidsí reaction when presenting professional looking game statistics just after the game.

    Possession times, passes, post-match analysis and data sharing:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.precisestats.soccer

    Possession times and passes:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.soccermeter.soccermeterdlite
  5. Steve Sands's Avatar
    [COMMENT - Parno]When Hull City recently played West Ham it was in the program that they have only had 14 permanent managers since they were formed way back in 1895. Now that is impressive.[COMMENT]

    Yes that is impressive. Even more impressive if you can name them all! West Ham have always had a reputation for developing youngsters so I guess the continuity of management helps with that. To be fair they have stuck with Big Sam despite some fan discontent at times and they looked at a good team at the KC.
    Updated 17th October 2014 at 08:50 AM by Veritas
  6. Steve SAnds's Avatar
    No sooner had Nigel Worthington jumped off the York City merry go-round than Russ Wilcox, only just sacked at Scunthorpe, was climbing back up on the horse. It's a funny old game as someone used to famously say!! Must be the least secure job in the world.
  7. Parno's Avatar
    When Hull City recently played West Ham it was in the program that they have only had 14 permanent managers since they were formed way back in 1895. Now that is impressive.
  8. Steve Sands's Avatar
    The article on Russ was only posted last week but in that short space of time another two managers have bitten the dust.

    Firstly, Nigel Worthington and York City parted company and then Tranmere sacked Rob Edwards after just five months as manager, with the club bottom of the Football League.

    It's clearly the sack season or at least the lets go our separate ways season.
  9. Steve Sands's Avatar
    [COMMENT - Unregistered]Another excellent article Steve as you say it takes no time at all to go from hero to zero. Speaking of our own club I always felt Phil Brown should have been given the opportunity to keep us in the premier league, not saying he would have done it but he was confident in his own ability and the appointment of Dowie was an unmitigated disaster![COMMENT]

    You are too kind with your comments. But agree totally that Phil Brown should have at least been given the chance to keep Hull City in the Premier. Absolutely nothing was achieved by the appointment of Mr Dowie as you quite rightly say. It was just a huge gamble that failed miserably. Brownie for all his faults deserved the chance to finish what he started.
    Updated 17th October 2014 at 08:33 AM by Veritas
  10. Steve Sands's Avatar
    [COMMENT - Normski]I can't believe that Scunthorpe will sack Andy Dawson after just one game in charge after such a great win at Gillingham!!!!

    Or does Mark Robins get the credit for this one?[COMMENT]

    On maybe a more serious note I hope that Andy Dawson can be found a coaching role at the club as I think he would do a great job for the Iron. Best of luck to him going forward - a great professional and servant to Hull City.
    Updated 17th October 2014 at 08:32 AM by Veritas
  11. Unregistered's Avatar
    Another excellent article Steve as you say it takes no time at all to go from hero to zero. Speaking of our own club I always felt Phil Brown should have been given the opporunity to keep us in the premier league, not saying he would have done it but he was confident in his own ability and the appointment of Dowie was an unmitigated disaster!
  12. Normski's Avatar
    I can't believe that Scunthorpe will sack Andy Dawson after just one game in charge after such a great win at Gillingham!!!!

    Or does Mark Robins get the credit for this one?
  13. Steve Sands's Avatar
    [COMMENT]Unfortunately what this article doesn't say is that the majority of Hereford fans are boycotting the club due to the continued lies and false promises of the new owners who are only interested in the redevelopment of our ground and don't give one iota about the fans![COMMENT]

    Thank you for providing a fans perspective of what is really happening at Hereford. It is only the real fans of the club that can provide that proper insight. From a distance you find yourself reading the official views and looking though rose tinted glasses at the good old days. So all feedback and perspective appreciated.
    Updated 17th October 2014 at 08:20 AM by Veritas
  14. Unregistered's Avatar
    Unfortunately what this article doesn't say is that the majority of Hereford fans are boycotting the club due to the continued lies and false promises of the new owners who are only interested in the redevelopment of our ground and don't give one iota about the fans!
    Updated 17th October 2014 at 08:21 AM by Veritas
  15. Steve Sands's Avatar
    The interest for Hull City fans in the Republic of Ireland's squad increased even further yesterday with the news that Hull's 20-year old right-back Brian Lenihan had got a surprise call-up to the squad chosen to face Gibraltar.
  16. Steve Sands's Avatar
    [COMMENT]Believe it or not, there is a flat spot for the soccer field and a tennis court high in the hills.
    Our football games are quite competitive, but are much more laid back and always punctuated by shrieks of laughter throughout the game. Sounds like the perfect venue for a match with Gibraltar!
    You should come and experience it for yourself.

    By the way, Pitcairn is the only volcanic island in the group. Oeno and Ducie are coral atolls, surrounded by lagoon and coral reefs, while Henderson is a high coral island with a reef, but no lagoon. The waters are pristine and soon - we hope - to be declared a highly protected marine reserve.

    Thanks for the mention and for sharing the lovely photo! !

    Melva Evans
    Visit Pitcairn
    Adamstown
    Pitcairn Islands[COMMENT]

    You make it sound idyllic. Would be a dream to visit the islands. Glad to hear that you have fun playing football as after all that's the most important thing. Thank you for your contribution to the blog. An interesting insight into life in a different part of the world.
    Updated 17th October 2014 at 08:19 AM by Veritas
  17. Veritas's Avatar
    Believe it or not, there is a flat spot for the soccer field and a tennis court high in the hills.
    Our football games are quite competitive, but are much more laid back and always punctuated by shrieks of laughter throughout the game. Sounds like the perfect venue for a match with Gibraltar!
    You should come and experience it for yourself.

    By the way, Pitcairn is the only volcanic island in the group. Oeno and Ducie are coral atolls, surrounded by lagoon and coral reefs, while Henderson is a high coral island with a reef, but no lagoon. The waters are pristine and soon - we hope - to be declared a highly protected marine reserve.

    Thanks for the mention and for sharing the lovely photo! !

    Melva Evans
    Visit Pitcairn
    Adamstown
    Pitcairn Islands
  18. Steve Sands's Avatar
    [COMMENT]Not sure about additions to the European football's hypothetical Ryder Cup team but how about one for an American team. Remember the ex-QPR player Roy Wegerle. Well I believe he became a professional golfer once he retired from football. That's one for the USA team. Any other suggestions?[COMMENT]

    Have to admit, Roy is a name from the past that I'd almost forgotten about. But doing a search of the internet for him I came across a fantastic individual goal he scored for QPR.
    Updated 17th October 2014 at 08:22 AM by Veritas
  19. Steve Sands's Avatar
    [COMMENT]Chris Eagles?[COMMENT]

    Like your style. If we are punning it up - I'll throw three more names into the melting pot.

    Jonathan Parr the Norwegian at Ipswich Town.
    Rob Green - the QPR keeper and
    Ex Newcastle player Ian Bogie !!!
    Updated 17th October 2014 at 08:22 AM by Veritas
  20. Statisticus's Avatar
    Chris Eagles?
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