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  1. 4 hours ago, Wilder Bollox said:

    Wouldn't be at the Shay in June anyway unless I'd seen the light :lol: not converting any time soon

    I still pop in when we are not playing just to check it's still there! 

  2. 3 hours ago, chadders said:

    Could well be an option being looked at Erik. Got mine on order as I commute by train to work but can see this being a viable way of getting fans into stadiums.

    Am presuming that's a steam train? 

  3. 19 minutes ago, Erik Everhard said:

    They might sign him as a squad player but I have a feeling they'll try and buy their way out next season. 

    I doubt they'll spend as much as Salford but I think we'll see a few League 2 standard players and maybe higher next season. 

    I think year on year we keep learning that you don't actually buy your way put of this league as a simple transaction. Just look at Barrow versus say Chesterfield, Fylde or Solihull. Not long since Macclesfield either.  My feeling is that Stockport are the next Wrexham, stuck, always choosing the wrong manager and thinking its easier than it is. 

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  4. 17 hours ago, AJS said:

    Speaking from personal experience, yesterday was the first time i came on since the first few days of lockdown. All the politics and coronavirus talk quite frankly depressed me. Badly missing the football and the football-related chat.

    Like you say, hope all is well with everyone on here. Hopefully things will get back to some normality in the near future

    It's had the opposite effect on me. I had stopped visiting and looking pre virus because the half dozen resident experts had polluted almost every football thread with the usual misguided tripe.  I expect I will dip out again as they start to re-emerge. 

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  5. 5 hours ago, greygoose said:

    Don't be daft, if Wild or any other managers relying on advice from our boo boys there not fit to manage.

    Your basically saying the manager doesnt know when his teams had a bad performance then? A few claps that day and he would have thought we played ok? 

    One of the people in this scenario makes his living out of football. The other doesn't and never will. One of these is quite smart, the other the opposite. 

  6. 7 hours ago, Papa Lazarou said:

    Not particularly interested in other clubs games, but to hear the personal abuse that Billy got was disgusting! For you to condone it I find almost as bad. 

    But not surprised... 

  7. As an ex Halifax league footballer I would piss it against all of our players and then pass it to TJ and watch it go in off his knee bone. He would celebrate like Ashley Stott and I would sigh with relief, hoping that one day he gets signed by Liversedge reserves (but knowing he wouldn't be good enough on any level). 

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  8. He has something but gets found out. Like all players, being in the right team with the right players around him is key. Stockport were never going to be that, they are a couple of managers away from getting it right. He needs to settle, develop and bin his agent. 

  9. On 5/9/2020 at 9:40 AM, Skircoat Shed Archive said:


    I can see Gilly sneaking into that one next to Billy. Lenny up front, many more familiar faces. It was one of the strangest days following Town, all those years avoiding disaster and then it smacks you in the face. Was in mourning for weeks. 

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  10. 8 hours ago, Erik Everhard said:

    I can remember sitting in there when my mate hot some free tickets. He was playing for the juniors or had trials or something like that and was given some freebies. 

    Anyway, it was when Colin Blain was playing for Town (not sure if I've spelt it right) and me and my mate were chatting to each other and laughing at how bad he was. 

    Anyway, unbeknownst to us, just in front of where we were sat was several mbers of his family. Sisters and I think his parents too. One of them said that's our brother you're slagging off. 

    A very embarrassing moment but even Colin himself said he wasn't up to that level and he only got a contract because he gave other players a lift to training. 

    It's funny, when I was thinking of reserves two players came to mind. Colin Blain, because he always put in a good shift and looked like he would be something. Then Jimmy Mcilraith who clearly didn't appreciate being put in the reserves and cloned about at every opportunity. 

  11. 27 minutes ago, Sparrow said:

    Can remember been in there a few times..grimsby came and took our main stand we drew 2-2 I think..when final whistle went about 1000 grimsby ran over pitch towards us.




    I think might have been Hull not Grimsby? I think the ref was Mike Peck, who lived next door to my auntie in Kendal. He said the atmosphere was very uncomfortable and quite scary. 


  12. When DJ comes back let's all pretend we have merged with Burnley, who are moving to the Shay, and will be playing in the top flight. Wild is being kept on as manager over dyche 

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