Your Saturday Morning Lesser Footy Open thread. Now with more Wales!

litre_cola

litre_cola

Loves to use the letter U behind O. Iggles fan, Fulham FC supporter. Bartend as a hobby in Canadia.
litre_cola

Well it is my turn in the King Hippo-less rotation so shall we see what is going on in the EPL this morning?

Hmmm, nothing.

Oh lord please let it be an international break.

Everyone has always qualified for Russiya 2018 so it can’t be that.

Oh no, it is FA Cup weekend which can kind of be fun but mostly the Premier League clubs house the minnows.…… Let’s take a look see around Europe for something palatable. Hey here’s one, Valencia v Real Madrid which should be good as Valencia is ahead of Real in La Liga. Can we take a moment to laugh at Real please? They are in 4th and I am sure the Madridistas are not pleased looking up at Athleti, Valencia, and Barcelona. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Man that felt good.

What else we got? Catholic derby in Scotland where Hibs travels to Glasgow to take on Celtic. This is no Old Firm Derby however these fanbases do not like each other at all. We will chalk it up to city rivalry between Glasgow and Edinburgh. Celtic is running away with the SPL and usually it is a 2 horse race with Rangers taking part but Aberdeen is up on them by 3 points currently. I am sure that will rectify itself due to all of the money dumped in to Rangers now that they are back up.

In Italy Juventus takes on Chievo Verona. The “Old Lady” is in a battle with Napoli this year so at least there is some intrigue at the top of Serie A.

In Germany Bayern is running away with it which is not really unexpected but below them is the real battle for who gets in to the Champions League next year. There are 6 clubs within 1 point of each other so me thinks that this will come down to the wire. As Balls stated a few weeks ago German football is fantastic to watch and the crowds are nuts. Basically this is just giving me an excuse to show this Tifo again.

Alright, let’s look at the FA Cup. I do normally like the domestic cups as every club is thrown in a hat and go from there tends to make for some huge upsets a couple times a year. It is enjoyable that from time to time you get a tiny club gets through a few rounds playing other small clubs then a giant gets drawn with them and has to travel to a miniscule ground. The only one that looks like this today is Tottenham visiting Newport County who I have never heard of before. Is it better know a tiny English side time? You are damn right it is!

Newport County A.F.C. are Welsh not English. We are learning.

Nickname – The Exiles! This is better of the other ones listed on Wikipedia. I will give you the cheat notes for them to conserve your time. Founded in 1912 but reformed in 1989 due to bankruptcy. They were reformed by 400 fans and were placed below football league as punishment. They would not have been able to be in this competition if they were still way down there today. They returned to league status in 2013 and are in League 2 and sitting in 8th. The Exiles had to beat Leeds to get here in the third round and this is the 1st time they have been this far since 1979. Their rivals understandably are Cardiff City although I don’t know how often that they would meet due to being in different divisions.

Their stadium is known as Rodney Parade which is quite a good name. I always enjoy when smaller teams host these games because of the advertising along the side boards. You will not see Asian gambling sites, multinational airlines, shoe companies or really anything familiar.

Their supporters are known as the Amber Army and I really hope that they play the 311 song there but I highly doubt it. The last thing that I will saw I found was that their mascot is Spytty the Dog.

Spytty The Dog throws some moves during Yeovil Town v Newport County.

That caption was not by me but by the photographer. In all seriousness there are no superb match-ups in England today so enjoy your Saturday on the continent.

 

I know it iwill be incredibly stupid but I am so freaking excited for this on April 20th.

litre_cola
litre_cola
A pugs best friend. Wine drinker. Loves to use the letter U behind O. Iggles fan, Fulham FC supporter. Bartend as a hobby in Canadia. One of the resident futbol freaks at the clubhouse

Leave a Reply

  Subscribe  
Notify of
herodotus450
herodotus450

Hang on, The Bangles and The Buggles were different bands?

Redshirt

Its January. Its 55°. And raining.

Well played, Mother Nature.

scotchnaut

So tired-

I’m gonna go nap.

/I’ll see you later

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Where?

Redshirt

Behind the two-way mirrors in your house?

yeah right

At the theater for my 5th of the 9 nominated best picture movies. Today, is The Post. Spielberg movie with Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.

herodotus450
herodotus450

Did I fall asleep and wake up in 1997?

theeWeeBabySeamus

Orioles announce Manny Machado to move from 3rd to SS foar ’18.
Given the timing of this announcement, why do I feel like this is an attempt to get him to re-sign in Baltimore?

I mean I’m not complaining, but Jan 27 is an odd time for that announcement to be made.

herodotus450
herodotus450

Doesn’t it usually go the other way? You get old, they move you out of SS.

theeWeeBabySeamus

He’s a great 3B, but he’s always played SS at lower levels and it’s his comfort zone. Part of his being a whiny shit is that he wants to be traded somewhere where they’ll let him play SS.

Great player, but he’ll be just another average SS. His arm and fielding were built foar 3rd whether he wants to face that or not.

Hopefully O’s will re-sign him and then trade him for prospects. He’s going to become a clubhouse cancer either way. I’d like it to not be in Baltimore.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

NOW BATTING FOR PEDRO BORBÓN, MANNY MOTA

theeWeeBabySeamus

ECHO, Echo, echo…

Hehehehe…nice pull.

Senor Weaselo

Who’s gonna play 3rd now?
/No, Who’s gonna play 1st as he always does.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Suck it Duke.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Grayson Allen: Still a great sport.

ballsofsteelandfury

I’m drinking a Michelada and will soon be enjoying BBQ. Life is good.

theeWeeBabySeamus

comment image

ballsofsteelandfury

comment image

theeWeeBabySeamus

If UVa hangs on, the storyline on SportsCenter later will be…

When is the last time U*NC and Duke both lost at home on the same day????

Mark my words.

scotchnaut

“Done!”

-Zorro

theeWeeBabySeamus

Hey guys!!! Guys!!!!

Redneck motherfucking pieces of shit don’t like to be called “Redneck motherfucking pieces of shit”.

comment image

theeWeeBabySeamus

FWIW, it’s nothing more than an ongoing battle between fishermen and property owners on the lake. But just now, a redneck motherfucking piece of shit decided he was gonna tie up on my neighbor’s dock without permission. This was after he got a jig hung up on my dock and cut his line and left it and I had to go down and clean up his mess.

So yeah, we had words.

herodotus450
herodotus450

And now we go to exclusive footage obtained of the confrontation

theeWeeBabySeamus

Hehehehehe. I don’t have an ankle monitor!!!!
(as far as you know)

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Ugh, I talked myself into working out. Overrated.

scotchnaut

That’s what my ellipsis tells me every day. Fucker.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Holy fuckballz, did Duke just go zone?

theeWeeBabySeamus

Yep.

herodotus450
herodotus450

Breaking News Update: For the 542nd day in a row, my hunger strike to force George RR Martin to pick up his pen and write faster has ended prematurely.

WCS

comment image

Have a slice of cake.

herodotus450
herodotus450

Dont mind if I do, need something to tide me over until the pie cools down.

scotchnaut

Terry Pratchett writes faster than that guy. smgdh

herodotus450
herodotus450

And Terry Schiavo

scotchnaut

True. But her work is lame.

herodotus450
herodotus450

Easy to chew right through it though.

theeWeeBabySeamus

No shit….if I thought I could get away with it without legal consequences, I’d beat Grayson Allen about the head an neck for like an hour.

The same goes for Ryan Switzer, btw.

WCS

I initially read that as “Ryan Shazier” and thought, “Why Shazier? His legs are already useless.”

theeWeeBabySeamus

Nope….just this little piece of shit…
Who went from Chapel Hill to Dallas now…btw, and is still an arrogant little prick.

comment image

theeWeeBabySeamus

So this is the part where Tony Bennett gets UVa a #1 seed and then loses in teh 2nd round again, right?

herodotus450
herodotus450

Most likely if the 2nd round is in California.

theeWeeBabySeamus

State of Washington would be better.

WCS

Spokane is hosting again…

theeWeeBabySeamus

comment image

scotchnaut

“Nice to see Lou Bega getting work. Asshole.”

-Marcy Playground

WCS

I see the Wolven sort beat UNC. How crunked are Hippo and Seamus?

theeWeeBabySeamus

Can’t speak for that other asshole, but this one is stone cold sober.
But that might be about to change because my hangover from last night has finally lifted.

Let’s drink all those things!!!!!!!!!!

theeWeeBabySeamus

Oh shit…Allie is in Durham now.
That’s even closer.

Meh, fuck it. I don’t need another restraining order.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Orrrrrr ….Do I?
Decisions, decisions….

comment image

scotchnaut

Besides, your torture dungeon isn’t anywhere near code.

theeWeeBabySeamus

STOP PEEKING!!!!!!!