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ASM 4 - 1 Slotter

Slotter 2 - 1 ASM

Just had two cracking intense games with ASM and we shared the points which I think was probably a fair result all round. ASM went ahead first in the first game only for me to equalise pretty quickly. Chances all round in the second half, ASM converting a neat cross from the bye line and I hit the woodwork, and as my players tired (too much trigger chasing ASM around!) 2-1 quickly became 4-1 in the last 10 minutes. Stats wise ASM deserved the win with the bulk of the chances and the possession.

Return fixture was pretty much the same; with ASM going ahead first, I hit the woodwork a couple of times and messing up a few 1-1s with his 'keeper I was beginning to think the same was going to happen as the first game. I equalised with a move up the left-wing with a through-ball to score and then later in the second half a similar move, this time up the left channel, to knock it in. ASM again had more of the possession but this time I had a few more chances.

CFTG ASM, thought we weren't going to get it sorted out with the various technically issues we've had!

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ASM 4 - 1 Slotter

Slotter 2 - 1 ASM

Just had two cracking intense games with ASM and we shared the points which I think was probably a fair result all round. ASM went ahead first in the first game only for me to equalise pretty quickly. Chances all round in the second half, ASM converting a neat cross from the bye line and I hit the woodwork, and as my players tired (too much trigger chasing ASM around!) 2-1 quickly became 4-1 in the last 10 minutes. Stats wise ASM deserved the win with the bulk of the chances and the possession.

Return fixture was pretty much the same; with ASM going ahead first, I hit the woodwork a couple of times and messing up a few 1-1s with his 'keeper I was beginning to think the same was going to happen as the first game. I equalised with a move up the left-wing with a through-ball to score and then later in the second half a similar move, this time up the left channel, to knock it in. ASM again had more of the possession but this time I had a few more chances.

CFTG ASM, thought we weren't going to get it sorted out with the various technically issues we've had!

Confirmed, two excellent games.

I thought the score line in the first was a little flattering, it was very close, and at 1-1 it could have gone either way. The 2nd match was frantic, I never felt comfortable with just the one goal lead. Slotter had plenty of good chances and it was only a matter of time before they started going in.

Cheers for the games, really enjoyed them both.

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What a load of shite :).

1-0 loss, then we have to end the second game at 2-0 to me because my connection's being a cunt. Lovely. Didn't really show up in the first game. Defended well enough but created nothing in terms of goalscoring chances.

Well done on the three points, Bamber, you deserved them. Congrats on the title, Beejay.

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What a load of shite :).

1-0 loss, then we have to end the second game at 2-0 to me because my connection's being a cunt. Lovely. Didn't really show up in the first game. Defended well enough but created nothing in terms of goalscoring chances.

Congrats on the title, Beejay.

:)

Unbelievable. The title isn't mine yet but it's now firmly in my grasp. You need to be looking out for scratch too now.

I was expecting you to lose a game before the end of the season but not against the ODB.

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I'm fucked for the title, mate. My hopes for glory this season rest entirely on the Europa League.

I'm more disappointed that I've gone out with such a shit whimper than anything else :).

Come on, you've still got a chance. If you slip up again it's all over but I've got 9 points to get to secure the title. That still only allows me one mistake.

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9 Man Genoa Shock Lackluster Getafe

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Razzle 0-1 bradigor

Getafe's playoff hopes were all but ended by 9 man Genoa tonight. Getafe showed their intentions from the off and knocked on the Genoa goal. That door though was staying shut. Genoa did have a man sent off midway through the 2nd half as Uche broke the last line of defense before being hacked down just before getting to the box. The resulting freekick was poor. Getafe then had 2 chances to take the lead, but a great save followed by an even better block kept them at bay. Genoa then kept the ball down the left wing and got thrown after throw. I single lapse in the Getafe defence let Genoa's Milito in to score the winner with the only shot on goal for the Italians. Getafe then piled on more pressure and in the 89th minute Genoa had a second man sent off for another tackle on Uche who was clean through again. Getafe tried but failed to get anything in injury time.

The second game was then vital for the Spanish outfit and this time they took the lead thanks to some nifty footwork from Gavilan which allowed him to shift his weight, turn his defender and slot past the keeper. There were chances for a second but as the game went on Genoa came back into it and forced Getafe back. Getafe kept the Italians to pot shots and were able to hang on. The drama wasn't over though as Getafe took the ball into the corner with Gavilan but a frustrated Genoa right back tried to get the ball back and was harshly sent off for a tackle from behind.

Good Games Razzle, could of been different, but as the cliche for this league goes. "3 Points each is better than 2 draws" Good luck in the relegation battle. :)

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9 Man Genoa Shock Lackluster Getafe

bradigor 0-1 Razzle

Razzle 0-1 bradigor

Getafe's playoff hopes were all but ended by 9 man Genoa tonight. Getafe showed their intentions from the off and knocked on the Genoa goal. That door though was staying shut. Genoa did have a man sent off midway through the 2nd half as Uche broke the last line of defense before being hacked down just before getting to the box. The resulting freekick was poor. Getafe then had 2 chances to take the lead, but a great save followed by an even better block kept them at bay. Genoa then kept the ball down the left wing and got thrown after throw. I single lapse in the Getafe defence let Genoa's Milito in to score the winner with the only shot on goal for the Italians. Getafe then piled on more pressure and in the 89th minute Genoa had a second man sent off for another tackle on Uche who was clean through again. Getafe tried but failed to get anything in injury time.

The second game was then vital for the Spanish outfit and this time they took the lead thanks to some nifty footwork from Gavilan which allowed him to shift his weight, turn his defender and slot past the keeper. There were chances for a second but as the game went on Genoa came back into it and forced Getafe back. Getafe kept the Italians to pot shots and were able to hang on. The drama wasn't over though as Getafe took the ball into the corner with Gavilan but a frustrated Genoa right back tried to get the ball back and was harshly sent off for a tackle from behind.

Good Games Razzle, could of been different, but as the cliche for this league goes. "3 Points each is better than 2 draws" Good luck in the relegation battle. :(

Hacking down :facepalm: tut.

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Hacking down :facepalm: tut.

At least one of them was a case of pressing the clearance button but pressing it a fraction too late. :( No worries about them this end, I don't believe they were done to ruin the game of anything like that.

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League 2 news update, new table predictions just in.

A flurry of matches over the last few days have thrown up some surprises and some incredible results.

Notably at the top of the table, Sporting Heretic losing to relegation battlers West Bamber. After weeks of banter between the managers, West Bamber will be in high spirits in their chase for the playoffs while the Sporting manager, Hereticboy was dismissive of his title chances after a blow that might not be recoverable:

"Congrats on the title beejay"

The title isn't over yet as Fenerbeejay managed to let a 4 goal lead slip to drop points against another playoff hopeful Besiktalsleep. Still, the results mean that Fenerbeejay's lead at the top of the table is extended to 4 points with only 4 games remaining.

Scratch FC haven't yet played this week but League 2 news now believes that they can mount a serious challenge to the top 2 with our current prediction being that Heretic will scrape through on goal difference.

Further down the table Siread jumped into life to give themselves a slim chance of avoiding relegation. It's technically possible but to have any chance they will need to take at least 4 points against Fenerbeejay next week which no other team has managed this season.

Razzle's 6 point loss to Siread has put the Italian side firmly in the relegation places and are now 2 points from safety with their main rivals having 4 games in hand. It's not looking good for last year's double promotees.

Bradigor has had dissapointing results but will still be looking to pick up enough points to scrape into the playoffs while keeping one eye on the relegation fight beneath them. Besiktalsleep have now been made favorites to take the last playoff spot after Bradigor's poor form.

Slotter and ASM shared the points which helps neither of them to push at a challenge to the automatic promotion spots. Both sides still look good to take 2 of the play-off places.

League 2 news' updated prediction for the final table:

Fenerbeejay

Hertetic

Scratch

ASM

Slotter

Besiktalsleep

Bradigor

Billy Brown

West Bamber

Yiggy

Razzle

Siread

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Parker Puts Pay To Sporting's Title Hopes

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Sporting 0-1 West Ham

It was the grudge match to end all grudge matches. Weeks upon weeks of mind games had been played out in the media, but it was finally time to let the football do the talking as Bamber's Hammers took on Sporting, managed by Heretic. Heretic had gone into the game stating how West Ham were firm relegation candidates, and with this message pinned up in the Hammers' dressing room, the boys from East London were determined to ram his words back down his throat. West Ham started nervously but soon settled into their tactics issued by Bamber. The gameplan was simple, contain and counter. Sporting began to pile on the pressure as the first half wore on but it was West Ham who took a surprise lead. Despite only sending three men up to attack a corner, it was Scott Parker who rose highest to head home and leave the Sporting faithful shellshocked. When the half time whistle blew, the Hammers deserved their lead having prevented Sporting from a single goal-scoring opportunity. The second half was a constant barrage of Sporting possession, but try as they might, the Portuguese side could not break down the resilient Hammers. It was West Ham's day and one they will remember for many years, a historic, heroic win and made even sweeter for Bamber by denying arch-rival Heretic a genuine shot at the title.

West Ham 0-2 Sporting

Still hungover from celebrating their hard-earned victory, West Ham went into this game a little weary from their exertions. Sloppy defending almost contrived to gift Sporting a goal within the opening minute but some fine goalkeeping denied Sporting an early lead. Sporting however, still smarting from their humbling defeat, looked to make amends and dominated the early exchanges before finally going a goal ahead. The Hammers' defensive tactics were instantly thrown into chaos leaving West Ham manager Bamber scratching his head wondering how to change the game. Sporting went in 1-0 up at half time, although it could have been more. The playing conditions worsened significantly during the half-time break and when the players re-emerged it was difficult to forge any semblance of fluidity. Sporting adapted to the conditions better and doubled their lead before both managers shook hands and decided to call it a day, the conditions proving too frustrating for both sides and the 2-0 score stood.

Cheers for the games mate, I would have been delighted with a point so to take three was great stuff. I managed to handle you really well by sitting back in that first game and while you had a lot of the ball you never got the opportunity to hurt me. Fortunate with the header perhaps, but I do not care! Don't know whether it was my connection or yours in that 2nd, but the lag was unplayable, and the 2-0 is fine by me. I'd probably only have lost by more chasing the game had we continued.

Good luck in the play-offs! :lol:

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Hammers Gatecrash Play-Off Party

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West Ham 2-0 Sampdoria

After coming down from the high of ruining Sporting's season, the Hammers looked to kick on away from relegation troubles. In an explosive start, West Ham were 2-0 up within five minutes. Dean Ashton opened the scoring after carving through the Sampdoria defence and his strike partner Cole doubled their advantage moments later, capitalising on some poor defending to smash home the Hammers' second. Not content to sit on their lead, the Hammers went hell for leather and it is still a mystery how they failed to add to their tally. The Sampdoria goal led a charmed life as a combination of the woodwork and poor finishing combined to deny West Ham overseeing a rout. Bamber will have been happy with his side's commanding display, but was left with a tinge of regret that the score wasn't more convincing.

Sampdoria 0-3 West Ham

While eager to erase the memory of the previous encounter, Sampdoria once again failed to control a potent West Ham who look a different team to the downtrodden side evident at the start of the season. The Hammers took the lead through Dean Ashton and the former Crewe man bagged again to hand his team a 2-0 lead going in at half-time. Needing two second half goals to take 4th place from Sampdoria on goal difference, West Ham continued to press forward in search of more goals. Carlton Cole missed an open goal when a Dean Ashton shot was parried at his feet, but the burly striker did eventually get on the scoresheet when he tapped in a cross from Ashton. The Hammers strived to get that one extra goal which would send them into a nose-bleed-inducing 4th place, but it wasn't to be. Regardless, the Hammers have well and truly turned their season around and now have a realistic chance of making the play-offs.

Cheers for the games mate, I'm not sure how that happened really! Easily the best I've played all season and everything seemed to run for me. Maybe meet you in the play-offs! Good luck for the rest of the season!

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