July 12 , 2020. UEFA Top tier 2020/21.
March 6,2020. UEFA top tier Summer Leagues 2020.
November 4, 2019. Things that annoy.
Sept 20, 2019. New tier 3 league in the USA.
July 24 , 2019. Some friendly comments.
July 17 , 2019. North America Tour June July 2019.
June 17 , 2019 = UEFA 55 top tier to do. 2019/20.
June 11 , 2019 = Pinksteren 2019 and its KNVB District Finals.
June 7 , 2019 = In the beginning.
May 29 ,2019 = United States of America Soccer Pyramid 2019. ( My take).
May 25 , 2019 = Georgia on my mind.
May 10 , 2019 = North America Tour 1.
May 4 , 2019 = Artificial pitches in the U K, 2018/19.
May 2 , 2019 = That other Canadian League / F A.
April 26 , 2019 = Scotland Summer Leagues. 2019.
April 26 , 2019 = ‘O Canada’.
April 26= Canada, below the Canadian Professional Soccer League.
April 14 , 2019 = Sunday April 14th.Leinster Day Jolly.
April 13 , 2019 = Baltics Tour.
April 10 , 2019 = Connacht football , 2019.
April 9 , 2019 = Baltic Updates.
April 8 , 2019 = Baltic Countries Stadiums Season 2019.
March 27 , 2019 = Hod in Oz & NZ.
March 27, 2019 = Still trying to get my head around this site, it’s difficult for a dinosaur with no social media experience. Also lacking in computer knowledge. Bear with me.
March 27, 2019 = The journey begins.
Obviously all dependant on ground grading / licences / bribes etc.
2019 top tier bottom 2 Gomel & Torpedo Minsk both relegated.
Up come top 2 from tier 2 , Belshina Bobruisk &Smolevichi-STI.
3rd bottom Dniepro Mogilev play 3rd in tier 2 RUH Brest home and away for last spot in top tier.
05/12. RUH Brest 2 v 1 Dniepro. 1,500.
08/12. Dniepro 2 v 1 RUH Brest. 3,500. (AET).
RUH won on pens 5-4.
RUKH Brest have moved off the Yunost (Youth) Stadium and will share OSC ‘Brestsky’ Stadium with Dinamo Brest.
Anyone thinking of gong please note as of March 26th foreigners are to self isolate for 14 days on arrival.
Bottom club from top tier 2019 FC Maardu Linnameeskond replaced by 2nd tier champions Tallinna JK Legion.
2nd bottom FC Kuressaare met 3rd placed tier 2 Vaprus Parnu for remaining spot. Flora Reserves were 2nd but not eligible for promotion.
16/11. Vaprus Parnu 1 v 4 FC Kuressaare 344.
23/11. FC Kuressaare 1 v 2 Vaprus Parnu. 194.
Tallinna FC I Levadia.
JK Tallinna Kalev.
Tallinna Kalev JK Legion.
Tamme JK Tammeka.
Viljandi JK Tulevik.
All tier 2 teams in top 3 places were Reserves and not eligible.
Top tier bottom club Vaasan P S replaced by champions of 2nd tier Haka Valkeakoski.
Top flight next to bottom Kokkolan P V then played 2nd tier runners up Turku P S for remaining spot.
24/10. TPS 0 v 0 KPV. 3,376.
27/10. KPV 0 v 3 TPS. 1,220.
Bottom top tier WIT Georgia replaced by Merani Tbilisi the 2nd tier champions.
Below this 2nd & 3rd bottom top tier played the 2 & 3rd placed teams of the 2nd tier for remaining 2 places.
Tier 1 (9th) Sioni lost to tier 2 (2nd) Samtredia.
05/12, Sioni 0 v 0 Samtredia. 1,000.
11/12. Samtredia 4 v 1 Sioni. 2,000.
Tier 1 (8th) FC Rustavi lost to tier 2 ( 3rd) FC Telavi.
05/12. Telavi 1 v 0 Rustavi. 1,000.
11/12. Rustavi 1 v 2 Telavi. 700.
Bottom 2 down ( IBV Vestmannejar & Grindavik ) relegated and replaced by top 2 of tier 2 ( Grotta Seljtamarnes & Fjolnir Reykjavik ).
Bottom 2 of top tier ( Aktobe & Atyrau ) relegated and replaced by tier 2 top 2 ( Kyzyl- Zher Petropalosvk & Kasply Aktau).
Third promotion place was between 3rd bottom Taraz and 3rd placed tier 2 Akzhayik, Ural’sk.
15/11. Akzhayik 0 v 0 Taraz. 2,500.
18/11. Taraz 3 v 1 Akzhayik. 1,500.
2nd tier champions Tukums 2000 promoted to top tier , no team in reverse direction as the top tier finished with 9 teams, so getting back to the norm.
2nd in tier 2 SK Super Nova play off with bottom club of top tier (9th) Metta / Latvia University.
13/11. Metta / LU 0 v 0 Super Nova. 250.
16/11. Super Nova 0 v 3 Metta / LU. 250.
Top tier bottom club Stumbras replaced by 2nd tier champions Dziugas Telsiai.
Next to bottom top tier Palanga met up with 2nd placed 2nd tier club Banga Gargzdai in a play off for remaining place.
03/11. Banga 2 v 0 Palanga. 300.
09/11. Palanga 2 v 2 Banga. 200.
When the dust settled, from the 8 club top tier of 2019 we lost Stumbras bottom and relegated.
Palanga lost play off to Banga so relegated and Banga up.
Atlantas kicked out for match fixing.
Champions of Div 2 could not get top tier license so the top flight will run with 6 clubs this summer.
Bottom club Codru Lozova replaced by 2nd tier champions Floresti Balti.
UPDATE. Jan 10, 2020.
Moldova FA agreeing with UEFA and increase top tier from 8 clubs to 10/
Codru Lozova reprieved and top two from 2nd tier Dacia Buicani & Floresti promoted.
Since a summer season began with 10 clubs in 2017 the division was down to 8 clubs for the next 2 seasons. So now back to the recommended 10 clubs.
Bottom 2 of top tier ( Tromso & Rannheim ) replaced by top 2 of 2nd tier ( Aalesund & Sandefjord ).
Then 3rd bottom of top tier Lillestrom met winner of 2nd tier promotion play offs. (3rd – 6th).
Game 1. 5th v 6th. 23/11. Kongsvinger 1 v 0 Sogndal. 1,433.
Game 2. 4th v Winner of game 1. 27/11. KFUM Oslo 2 V 0 Kongsvinger. 1,311.
Game 3. 3rd v Winners of game 2. 01/12. Start 1 v 0 KFUM. 2,615.
Final. 07/12. Start 2 v 1 Lillestrom. 4,013.
11/12. Lillestrom 4 v 3 Start. AET. 7,892.
Start Kristiansand on away goals.
Republic of Ireland.
Bottom club in top tier UC Dublin replaced by 2nd tier champions Shelbourne.
2nd bottom of top tier Finn Harps played the winners of a play off tournament of clubs 2-4 in 2nd tier.
4th v 3rd.
1st leg. 04/10. Cabinteeley 0 v 0 Longford.
2nd leg. 11/10. Longford 1 v 1 Cabinteeley. Cabinteeley 4-3 on pens.
Winners of Game 1 v 2nd in 2nd tier.
1st leg. 18/10. Cabinteeley 1 v 1 Drogheda.
2nd leg. 25/10. Drogheda 5 v 1 Cabinteeley.
Flnal Promotion place.
Winner Game 2 v 2nd bottom in top tier.
1st leg. 28/10. Drogheda 1 v 0 Finn Harps. 1,400.
2nd leg. 01/11. Finn Harps 2 v 0 Drogheda. 2,113.
Bottom 2 of top tier (AFC Eskilstuna & GIF Sundsvall ) replaced by top 2 of 2nd tier ( Mjallby AIF Solvesborg & Varbergs BOIS).
3rd bottom Kalmar played 3rd placed 2nd tier club IK Brage , Borlange for last position in top flight.
06/11. Brage 0 v 2 Kalmar. 3,554.
10/11. Kalmar 2 v 2 Brage. 6,218.
The I am brigade and what they say (brag about ) in no particular order or in any order of dislike, some are not this season but still in my head.
The pricks you help, for example somebody asking for location of a ground. You help with an old post off the same site (easily found) giving the location / address of said ground.
Response was pathetic with no word of thanks, ungrateful sod. The person in question is a self righteous arrogant perick.
Never thought he was like that but another NOT to help in future. I don’t want a feckin medal but a quick ‘ta’ would be nice. I always thank someone if they are of help.
This is for a new award to be given at the end of season 2019 / 20 , The ” Spew Bag Award” .
Most examples below are from what was once a very good Football Forum , I’m afraid it’s been taken over by Political Matters. There is a specific place for Non Football topics but it’s cropping up everywhere.
Also a couple of failed media men and a mod are plying their boring trade on good threads and making things that hard to read.
For some reason the people running the site allow all sports and politics to be mentioned on Football specific threads such as ‘Where did / are you going’. It’s run by the biggest self opinionated pair of condescending boring people you are likely to meet , one is now the self appointed non white spokesperson and the other sits on his fence overlooking somebody else’s empire.
Despite all sports having their own specific sites for going / been to games , it really is crap. Why have those different sections for other sports. There’s also a Sunday equivalent , does anyone use it , of course not they tell everyone all about games seen.
Top man having a melt down in print is not a pretty sight , he loves playing the righteous one but it’s his way or no way.
Digging a big feckin hole as he goes , monkey will pass this on.
Now top man has another dig online and then says that’s it and closes the thread. Remember the insecure lad at school picking the ball up saying ”it’s my ball and I’m going home” in a fit of pique. So childish just like the gentleman in question.
So many ‘Victor Meldrews’ is making it a poor site in comparison to what it was , there was a change of hardware recently which required people to reregister . Quite a few because of the state of the site have not bothered migrating across and if anyone did you got attacked by pop up adverts with the only way of getting rid of them a fee, either 6 month / annual , not a lot but please it’s a form of tax for using the site regularly.
At least there is an ignore button which allows you to not see posts from certain individuals , I currently ignore 6 with probably more to follow in the near future.
Wow , people asking where did so and so team play when they went , try to help and then they produce the programme saying where the game was played. FFS.
Give me strength , there is a RETRO thread for ‘Where did you go’.
Each thread post is given a date , writers still persist in telling you what date their talking about when they post for any given post . We know its in the feckin title . FFS.
The Budgie wrote.
‘I am intrigued as to how the Golden goal ticket would generate a prize of £100, which as you say was a very large amount of money.
Surely the tickets would only have cost 5 or 10p each? Were it the latter, then 91 tickets sold would generate £9.10…..were the club really paying out 11 times the income raised?’
He thinks there were only 91 tickets sold.
FFS What about all the seconds , der.
Please don’t post the game score on line until I’ve watched the video of the game.
I knew the poster was a plonker but PLEEEASE.
This is the standard of the new (?) posters on the Piss Poor Forum.
Takes every opportunity to tell you he was working on some MM Radio Channel , can’t even find a feckin ground ! Even with a brand spanking new AZ
”April 25 1992 – Eastwood Hanley 1 Ashton United 0 – Bass North West Counties League’Division 1”
My 1st and only visit to Trentmill Road
My 1st ever visit to the Stoke area and I got the train then a bus. I had a specially (His words) purchased A to Z as you had to do in those days to find anywhere. But my attempt to find the ground wasn’t successful at first and I did not get to the ground until Half Time.
I will post details of funeral when known if wife wishes them to be made public.
Response, I want to know anyway.
Talk about f cking insensitive.
EDIT. Even send a private message and get NO FUCKING RESPONSE , ungrateful inconsiderate insensitive wanker.
Feckin moron who on an obituary column asks who else is dead from a team the deceased played for.
Pricks that go on and on about needing this or that to complete this or fucking that, boring. Yawn , yawn.
Makes me comment to keep them in their place.(Tutting thingy).
eg = ”The only reason for my attendance was that it re-completed the Leicester & District League again.”.
Brilliant , want a medal ?
Contender, Dec 28, 2019.
This is what makes hobby Micky Mouse.
2 ticks , 1 and a half games. PATHETIC.
Late Jersey arrival scuppered our plans somewhat. Only managed the first half but as we had travelled so far made sure we got two grounds in.
Combined Counties Div One
Farnham Town 0 Jersey Bulls 2
Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Div
Fleet Town 1 Horndean 1
”It may be a weekend of four games in three countries”. Yawn.
( It WAS 5 in 3 last weekend, Nov 30). Do I go on about it FFS.
‘Into single figures on my unvisited NIFL venues now.”
”July 1, 2019 to June 30,2020 = 95 / 81 / 14 / inc 4 x 0-0’s. (You know my rules) @ 30 / 10 / 2019.
2019/20. Benelux = Bel = 0-0-0-(I(MUI-I)-0-0)-(0-2-1-1)/ Lux = 0-2 / Neth = 0-0-0-(1 – 2) Others France = 0-0 / Germany =0-0-0 / Italy =0-1(Act 2- Frosinone new)./ Iberia = P = 0-0 & S = 0-0.”
So stuck up his own arse.
At least this person gives the score nowadays – ”Easingwold Town 2-2 Thorpe United
York FL – Premier Division
Only ever read one of his posts when he completed the 92 , he made sure Brighton new about him doing it , piece in the programme, mentioned on tannoy , bought his souvenirs and then the prick left the game early to catch a train , what a feckin knob !!
Def Spew Bag contender.
Can’t tell some people and it’s pointless knocking.
Some idiot from Bournemouth telling us all where he’s going egg chasing ( his childish words ) on a football ( round ball ) where are you going thread.
Egg chasing has it’s own thread.
Give me feckin strength. WRONG GAME.
Who gives a feck.
”A hat trick of bracketed ticks with Marlow Utd v Long Crendon in Hellenic Div 1 East ”.
”Yet another Saturday mystery tour.
Ian J and I thought we were going to Route One Rovers at Dixon Academy in Bradford, as the Morley Town secretary had confirmed the game was on at a 3g.There is indeed a 3g there, but it seems that Route One may now be playing at Zara academy.
We did not know this as the two teams came out for a game on the grass pitch, it turned out to be
Fairbank U 3 Lepton Highlanders 4
Yorkshire Amateur League.
ANOTHER CONTENDER FOR THE SPEW BAG.
Someone has just filled this in to tell us their not filling it in.
”This signature has been intentionally left blank.”
Thanks for telling me , TWICE.
On same site as above , at one time a favourite site , nowadays piss poor.
‘I’ve sent you a private message’ , posted on line. If he’s on line, he will have received it , DOH.
Posts going missing that moderators don’t like on what used to be a popular Non League Forum.
It’s now full of I’m , I’ve, I , PLUS the majority have never heard of a search engine.
Gone to a new ( poorer) format , many old posters haven’t bothered migrating across yet ?
Jumpers for goalposts.
What the feck , what on earth do people watch ?
Get a life.
The visitors, 2nd in the table, took an early lead and with the strong wind behind them, expected them to add more against the hosts, who were 2nd bottom and started with 10 men, but it wasn’t until just before half time that JPM scored their second goal. The visitors still had more of the play early in the second half but found the going more difficult with the wind against them and the hosts broke away and pulled a goal back on the hour and a few minutes later equalised with the goal of the game, a strike from a tight angle into the roof of the net from the left hand side. It wasn’t long after that the visitors restored their lead and then soon after a couple of home players hobbled off injured and they suddenly found themselves down to 8 men and when the visitors scored a fourth goal the home linesman was encouraging his players to walk off so the referee would have to abandon the game, one player did just that after the fifth goal went in, and when the visiting #10 completed his hat trick another walked off reducing the hosts to 6 and the referee, who I think was a stand in as he was dressed in civilian clothes, had no choice but to blow the final whistle.
What a knob.
This is one from the ”I AM BRIGADE”.
Feckin embarrassing from someone at Spurs who watches kiddies football.
‘The 92’ had never entered my head at that stage. It was only the eleventh different ground I had seen a match on, whilst tonight was a rather quirky number, as this was ground visit number 3,333 in England (5,368 worldwide).
Such low totals ! (especially as he counts Reserves / friendlies AND kiddie winkies.)
Bigger knob (?).
Bad info from one who is usually factual but is first to slag off other peoples errors. Same ‘I AM’ poster as post 15.
”Tottenham have this season (2019/20) moved into their new 62,062 capacity stadium, having played at Wembley Stadium in the interim, since leaving their ‘White Hart Lane’ stadium in May 2017.
Funny that I went last season (18/19) !!
Plenty more of self opinionated , big headed , childish , moronic shite to come.
New NISA league opens on Aug 31, 2019 in Oakland.
The National Independent Soccer Association began its new 8 club 3rd tier Soccer league with a game in Oakland with the Roots drawing 3-3 against California Strikers at Laney College.
Now this league stands allegedly at the same level as the USL Div 1.
|Atlanta SC||Alpharetta, Georgia||St. Francis High School /
Lupo Field at Life University
|Miami FC||Miami, Florida||Buccaneer Field /
Riccardo Silva Stadium
|Philadelphia Fury[a]||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Franklin Field||52,958|
|Stumptown Athletic||Matthews, North Carolina||OrthoCarolina Sportsplex
Sportsplex at Matthews
|California United Strikers FC||Irvine, California||Championship Stadium||5,000|
|Los Angeles Force||Whittier, California||Rio Hondo College||1,000|
|Oakland Roots SC||Oakland, California||Laney College||2,700|
|San Diego 1904 FC||San Diego, California||SDCCU Stadium||70,561|
The league season is split into a Fall ( NISA Showcase) and a Spring portion. It is alleged that new teams will join the Spring season !
The fall season has already run into problems with the league suspending Philadelphia Fury after only one game , an 8-1 loss in Miami.
Just what is the attraction for those groundhoppers who tick grounds for friendlies , they cream themselves when they see the likes of Bull & Bladder Sunday Reserves FC are playing ‘Gets on my Wick FC’ at Giles Field pitch 17 on Sunday morning at 10-00 , this will enable a double when they’ve negotiated with other local pub sides.
If there is a programme being issued then that would add at least another 20 paper cuddlers.
Crunchers will watch owt, anything / anywhere / any rules I choose ( that suit themselves of course ) just for a tick , sounded like a ‘Who’ track for a moment.
Oh , how it makes me smile when these people write about their hobby and say things like they went back to so and so because they only did it for a PSF / Reserve / Yoof etc game , WHY go in the first place ? Then they go on the defensive by saying things like ”Those who care about what other people count as a tick will be relieved to learn that I subsequently returned for a first team game”.
What pleasure / satisfaction is achieved watching 2 x 30 / 40 min games / etc , Club XI’s or as penned by Miss Pitstop Club XXII’S, Tournaments that have their own rules including finishing games early if referee feels like it. Games kicking off early / late , one cruncher fortunately was early enough to be at a game that was 45 mins early kicking off.
A few snippets from so many – Tuesday July 16th in the Frimley Green v Met Police PSF the teams kicked in the same direction in both halves.
My favourite though for this season was the Coggleshall v Ipswich U23 game on Sat July 13th where the teams informed the referee when he turned up that they would like to play 3 x 30 mins , referee said no to this saying it’s more than his jobsworth ( Freudian slip there). So the teams decided to play 2 x 30 mins with the official ref and then another 30 with a club referee . FFS . Two games in records then guys ?
One punter had a choice of 2 such MM games , so how did he choose which to watch , was it quality of teams , NO he decided that because the tea bar was open at only one he would go there !!
27/07. Wyrley v Coven , ref finished it early it was getting a bit rough.
One hopper when writing up his match reports uses words to cover up it being a PSF such as cracking game, highly competitive, enjoyable game, good company , definitely worth a watch, really enjoyed, a watchable contest and then if really struggling some nice trees.
There was a prestigious PSF on August 3rd with a rare opportunity to visit Peel Croft , Burton , at 12-00 it is Netherseal St Peter v Garth Vader (Groundhop UK’s adopted Sunday League side). Edit – it was changed but Garth are still about playing to the unwashed.
A programme is available so I imagine some very sad people will watch that and follow it up with another tick elsewhere.
I’m so glad I don’t do Micky Mouse friendlies , so glad that I never need more than one hop game of grounds I want to visit ( 3 of such coming up in Beds however , all in lower divs FFS, ) so glad I don’t do childrens , schoolies , yoofs , reserves , womens . It’s such a relief I don’t have to meet up with these people.
To finish off (nearly) , the amount of people I know / have heard of that are going to the ‘International Champions Cup’ game at Tottenham versus Inter Milan this coming Sunday Aug 4th is staggering.
People are happy to spend good money on a meaningless friendly in what I am sure will be a light hearted kick about. All this just to get their tick of a ground , some citing to top up their ’92’. Surely this game is not counted in the eyes of the original rules of the ’92’ club. It really does show how far this hobby has sunk and the amount of people with no ethics has grown. Really is pathetic. All in my opinion of course , sure some / most of you reading this will disagree with me.
There are far too many groundhoppers that have no real interest in the football , it’s all tick, tick , tick. So many who know how long it’s been since their last 0-0 , so many who don’t show up if there is no programme , so many who know their GPG to the 11th decimal place , so many who don’t stop talking , telling all and sundry where they’ve been / going etc , so many who say they don’t watch Sunday football ( but will happily watch Sunday teams in Charity Cups) , so many who will tell all where they’ve been drinking before a game and where their going afterwards for a drink (Drivers as well).,
So many parasites who glean a fountain of knowledge off the many websites dedicated to the hobby without giving anything back , disillusioned , YES I am but it wont stop me watching FIRST TEAM MALE OPEN AGED COMPETITIVE FOOTBALL at all levels.
Wednesday June 26.
Wed June 26, 2019 @ 19-30.
MLS ( Eastern Conference).
New England Revolution 1 v 1 Philadelphia Union.
@ Gillette Stadium.
Thursday June 27, 2019 @ 21-00.
Sigma 2 v 2 Woodbridge Strikers.
@ Paramount Fine Foods Centre ( ex Hershey).
Friday June 28, 2019 @ 19-00.
NPSL. Midwest Region. ( Gt Lakes Conference).
Michigan Stars 3 v 1 FC Indiana.
@ Ultimate Soccer Arenas , Pontiac. (Indoors).
Saturday June 29 , 2019 @ 15-00.
MLS ( Eastern Conference).
Minnesota Utd 7 v 1 FC Cincinnati.
@ Allians Field.
UPSL. West Conference. ( West Div).
Turbo Sports 2 v 2 Dakota Young Stars.
@ Spartans Stadium , Richfield HS.
Sunday , June 30, 2019 @ 14-00.
NPSL. Midwest Region. ( North Conference).
Med City 5 v 0 Dakota Fusion.
@ Mayo High School.
Monday , July 1, 2019 @ 18-30.
NPSL. South Region. ( Southeast Div)
Inter Nashville 3 v 0 Greenville.
@ International Indoor Soccer Centre, Antioch Pike. (Outdoors)
Tuesday , July 2, 2019 @ 20-00.
UPSL Midwest Conference. ( South Div).
Springfield FC 2 v 2 FC Diablos.
@ Springfield Area Sports Association Complex.
Wednesday July 3 , 2019 19-30.
MLS. (Western Conference).
Sporting Kansas 1 v 5 Los Angeles FC.
@ Childrens Mercy Park.
Thursday , July 4 , 2019.
Fireworks & Church Brew Beers.
Friday , July 5 , 2019 @ 19-00.
NPSL. Midwest Region. ( Gt Lakes Conference).
FC Columbus 1 v 2 Kalamazoo.
@ Roberts Field , Wellington HS.
Saturday , July 6 , 2019 @ 19-30.
MLS. ( Eastern Conference).
Cincinnati FC 3 V 2 Houston Dynamo.
@ Nippert Stadium.
Sunday , July 7 ,2019 @ 14-00.
NPSL. Midwest Region. ( East Conference).
FC Buffalo 1 v 1 Rochester Lancers.
@ Robert E Rich ”All High Stadium”.
Buffalo & District. Premier Div .
Pendleton Utd 1 v 1 BSC International.
@ Panthers Field, Sweet Home HS.
Buffalo & District. Premier Div.
BSC Raiders 3 v 0 Lackawanna FCY.
@ Sparky Adams Field, Kenmore East HS.
Monday , July 8, 2019 @ 20-45.
Ontario Soccer League. (Provincial West).
Lakeshore Utd 4 v 2 Mississauga Portofino.
@ Huron Park , Grass.
Tuesday , July 9, 2019 @ 20-30.
Ontario Soccer League. ( Provincial South).
Brampton FC 1 V 1 Mississauga Croatia.
@ Jean Augustine Stadium.
Wednesday , July 10 , 2019 @ 19-30.
Canada Championship. QF. (1st leg).
York9 FC 2 v 2 Montreal Impact.
@ York Lions Stadium.
Well after swerving the new Canadian Premier League because of their rules re the starting line up / squad system I thought I’d have a peek at the Canadian Championship , I’ve followed it and the US Open Cup from afar for a fair few years and have now sampled both.
Both follow the trend of domestic cups in the rest of the world and bigger clubs tend to give all the squad players a game , this game at York was no different in that Impact rested 6 of their previous MLS weekend starting line up with 4 of them on the bench.
So off to York9 FC it was , they are named after the 9 districts of the area of York in Toronto , they are newly formed and were the first team to enter the new Premier League . Initially they had planned to play at the Alumni Field at York University campus while the York Lions Stadium on the same campus was brought up to speed. This was speedier than at first thought and with them being given 3 away games to start the season , this resulted in kicking off the home league campaign at Lions Stadium with a game against local Hamilton rivals Forge a month after the opening day fixture at Forge on the 27th of April. That first home game attracted an attendance of 4,260.
The Canadian Championship 1st leg game v Impact bettered this with a crowd of 5,252 , this was Impacts first game in it whilst for York it was their 5th game , winning in R1 against AS Blainville 1-0 (AGG) and in R2 against Edmonton 3-2 (AGG).
Toronto the holders of the cup are given a bye to the next semi final round , I’d upset the MLS / USL teams by having them all in from R1. Only need 3 more clubs to be invited / qualify to have a nice figure of 16 in the competition.
On to the game and the ”Nine Stripes” gave a good account of themselves and were the better side , although they went behind on the hour to a tap in by Omar Browne after a headed back pass to the keeper went awry . They then scored 2 in the last 10 minutes , Ryan Telfer with a cracker on 83 and a poke in at the far post by Rodrigo Gattas on 88. But they gave away a 90+3 penalty courtesy of a stupid challenge by the keeper which Impact’s Saphir Taider scored and gained a draw. There was still time for York and local boy Joe Di Chiara to miss a sitter when clipping the bar instead of stroking ball into an empty net.
Yorks starting line up contained 9 of 11 Canadians , 15 of 18 of the squad whilst Impact had 4 of the starting line up and 7 of the squad of 18 so obviously no rules re birth for this competition.
The 3 big teams have struggled in the Q-F’s , York v Impact 2-2 , Halifax v Ottawa 2-3 & Cavalry v Whitecaps 0-0. Will all 3 progress , come on the ”Nine Stripes”.
Will keep my eye on the results from the 2nd legs when played on July 24th.
Thursday , July 11, 2019 @ 21-00 .
Ontario Soccer League. ( Provincial West).
Hrvat Saint Catharines 3 v 2 Club Italia Juventus.
@ Lancaster Park.
Friday , July 12 , 2019 @ 20-00.
Darby FC 3 v 0 Aurora FC.
@ Whitby Soccer Dome. ( Indoors).
This is the above game photo-
Saturday , July 13 , 2019 @ 15-00.
Ottawa South Utd Force 0 v 2 Windsor TFC.
@ Ontario Soccer Centre.
Master’s Futbol 0 v 0 Alliance Utd.
Sunday, July 14 , 2019 @ 14-00.
Ottawa Fury 1 v 1 Louisville City.
@ Toronto Dominion Place.
Premiere Ligue de Soccer du Quebec.
AS Blainville 3 v 1 CS Saint-Hubert.
@ Parc Blainville.
Monday , July 15, 2019.
Need 96 of 712 ( not inc 3G secondary winter stadiums , mentioned in relevant sections but only need 2 of Artificial used in Winter, both in Lithuania , 1 in Panevezys & 1 in Riga) @ 03 / 08 / 2019.
Need 13-48 %.
To debit– Uni Craiova(18/07) / Etar(21/07) / Vitosha(22/07) / Dunav(26/07) / Botev Vratsa( 28/07) Done to here./
Need 1 of 10. (Been 12).
Skenderbeu @ Skenderbeu Stadium, Korce. (Seen at home @ Elbasan in UEFA).
0 of 8 . (Been 6).
1 of 10 – Up one for 2019/20. (Been 9).
FC Noah AKA Artsakh @ RCCSD Stadium, Yerevan. (AKA Mika).
0 of 12. (Been 74).
Need 5 of 8. (Been 12).
MOIK @ MOIK Stadium , Baku.
Sabah @ Alinja Stadium , Masazyr. ( Seen at home @ Bine Stadium).
Sabail @ Bayil Stadium , Baku. (Seen at home @ Dalga Arena).
Sumgayit @ Capital Bank Arena , Sumqayit.
Zira @ Zira Complex Stadium , Baku.
0 of 18. (Been 27).
0 of 16. (Been 522).
Need 3 of 12. ( Been 11).
Mladost @ MGM Farm Arena, Mladost.
Tuzla City @ Tusanj Stadium , Tusanj.
Zwijvezda 09 @ Ugljevik City Stadium, Ugljevik.
Need 1 of 14. (Been 45). After Dunav.
Arda 1924 @ Arda Arena , Kardzhali. ( At Loko Plovdiv until ground / floodlights sorted).
Botev Vratsa @ Hristo Botev Stadium , Vratsa.
Dunav @ Gradski Stadium , Ruse. 26/072019. Etar V T @ Ivaylo Stadium , Veliko Tarnovo. 21/07/2019. Vitosha Bistritsa @ Bistritsa Stadium , Bistritsa.22/07/2019.
Need 3 of 10. (Been 16).
Gorica @ Gradski Stadium, Velike Gorica.
Istra 1961 @ Aldo Drosina Stadium , Pula.
Varazdin @ Andelko Herjavec Stadium, Varazdin.
0 of 12. (Been 17).
0 of 16. ( Been 29 . Not inc 13 teams from the old Czechoslovakia).
0 of 14. (Been 65).
0 of 20. (Been TBC).
Need 1 of 10. ( Summer & Winter pitches).(Been 26).
Grass . (Summer pitches).
Maardu City @ Maardu Stadium , Tallinn. (Seen at home on 4G, adjacent).
Faroe Islands. (2019).
Need 8 of 10. (Been 2).
Argja Boltfelag @ Skansi Arena , Argir.
EB / Streymur @ Vio Margair , Streymes.
IF Fuglafjaroar @ I Flotugeroi, Fuglafjaoar.
KI Klaksvik @ Vio Djupumyrar, Klaksvik.
NSI Runavik @ Vio Lokin , Runavik.
Skala @ Skala Stadium , Skali.
Tvoroyrar Boltfelag @ Vio Stora , Trongisvagur.
Vikingur Gota @ Sarpugeroi , Nororagota.
0 of 12. ( Been 38).
0 of 20. (Been 126).
0 of 10. (Been 22).
0 of 18. ( Been 67 . Not including teams from the old East Germany 21 / West Germany 72 ).
0 of 10. (Been 1).
0 of 14. (Been 38).
Need 2 of 12. (Been 31).
Mezokovesd Zsory @ Varosi Stadium , Mesokovesd.
Mol Vidi (AKA Fehrvar) @ Pancho Arena , Felscut. .Gone back to rebuilt Sostoi. Re-opened 2018. Puskas Academy (AKA Videoton Res / Youth , NO thanks).
Varda SE @ Varkert Stadium, Kisvarda.
Need 1 of 12. (Been 25).
H K Kopavogur @ Korinn Football Hall , Indoor , Kopavogur.
Need 1 of 14. (Been 21).
Ironi Kiryat Shmona @ Kiryat Shmona Stadium, Kiryat Shmona.
0 of 20. (Been 77 ).
Need 11 of 12 (Been 1).
Aktobe @ Central Stadium , Aktobe.
Astana @ Astana Arena , Astana.
Atyrau @ Munaishy Stadium , Atyrau.
Irtysh @ Pavlodar Central Stadium, Pavlodar.
Kaisar @ Gany Muratbayev Stadium , Kyzylorda.
Okzhepes @ Central Stadium, Kokshetau.
Ordabasy @ Kazhymukan Munaitpasov Stadium , Nur-Sultan , Astana.
Shakhter @ Shakhter Stadium , Karaganda.
Taraz @ Central Stadium , Taraz.
Tobol @ Kostanay Central Stadium , Kostanay.
Zhetysu @ Zhetysu Stadium , Taldykorgan.
Need 7 of 12. (Been 7).
Balkani @ Suva Reka City Stadium.
Dukagjini @ June 18 Stadium, Klina.
Ferizaj @ Ismet Shabani Stadium, Ferizaj.
Feronikeli @ Rexhep Rexhepi Stadium, Glogovac. (02/12/2019)
Flamurtari @ Xhemail Ibishi ( Flamurtari ) Stadium, Pristina.
Llapi @ Zahir Pajaziti Stadium, Podujevo.
Vushtrria @ Ferki Aliu Stadium , Vuctim.
0 of 9. ( Summer & Winter grounds). (Been 20).
No league. (Teams play in Swiss divisions). (Been 2).
Need 1 of 8. (Been 30).
Grass. (Summer pitches).
Palanga @ Palanga Stadium Palanga.
Artificial. (Winter pitches)
Need 2 of 6.
Panevezys @ Zemyna Progymnasiuum Stadium , Panevezys.
Riteriai & Zalgiris @ Sportima Arena , Riga.
0 of 14. (Been 55).
Malta .( Inc Gozo).
0 of 14. ( Been 11).
Need 3 of 8. (Been 7).
Codru @ Ghidighici Stadium, Lozova.
Milsami @ CSR Orhei Stadium.
Sfantul Gheorghe @ Suruceni Stadium.
Need 7 of 10. (Been 4).
Grbalj @ Donja Sutvara Stadium, Radanovichi.
Iskra @ FSCG Training Ground ,Podgoric . (01/12/2019)
Kom @ Zlatica Stadium, Podgorica.
Mladost Ljeskopolje @ DG Arena , Podgoric. (For Podgorica 01/12/2019).
Petrovac @ Stadium pod Malim brdov , Petrovac.
Rudar @ Gradski Stadium, Pljevlja.
Zeta @ Tresnjica Stadium, Golubovci. (05/12/2019).
0 of 18. (Been 177).
Need 6 of 10. ( Been 2).
Akademija Pandev @ Stadium Kukush , Strumica.
Borec @ Zoran Paunov Stadium , Veles.
Makedonija GP @ Gjorche Petrov Stadium, Skopje.
Renova @ City Stadium , Tetova.
Shkendija @ City Stadium , Tetova.
Sileks @ Sileks Stadium , Kratovo. (07/12/2019) Struga @ Stadium Gradska Plazha , Struga. (08/12/2019)
0 of 12. ( Been 39).
O of 16. (Been 51).
Need 1 of 16. (Been 46).
RKS Rakow Czestochowa @ Stadium RKS Rakow , Czestochowa.
0 of 18. (Been 77).
Republic of Ireland. (2019).
0 of 10. (Been 178).
Need 3 of 14. (Been 39). After Hermannstadt.
FC Hermannstadt @ Municipal Stadium, Sibiu. ( + 19/07/2019 @ Targu Mures / Pitch not ready in Sibiu).
Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe @ Municipal Stadium , Sfantu Gheorghe.
Universitatea Craiova @ Ion Oblenko Stadium , Craiova. (Seen at home @ Drobeba T Severin & @ Extensiv). 18/07/2019.
Need 14 of 16. (Been 7).
Akhmat Grozny @ Akhmat Arena, Grozny.
Arsenal Tula @ Arsenal Stadium, Tula.
CSKA @ VEB Arena , Moscow.
Dynamo @ VTB Arena, Moscow. ( Seen at home @ Khimki Stadium ).
Krasnodar @ Krasnodar Stadium , Krasnodar.
Rostov @ Rostov Arena , Rostov on Don.
Rubin Kazan @ Kazan Arena , Kazan.
Orenburg @ Gazovik Stadium , Orenburg.
Sochi @ Fischt Olympic Stadium, Sochi.
Tambov @ Spartak Stadium, Tambov.
Krylia Sovetov Samara @ Cosmos Arena , Samara.
Ufa @ Neftyanik Stadium, Ufa.
Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast @ Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg.
Zenit Saint Petersburg @ Krestovsky Stadium Saint Petersburg. ( Seen at home @ Petrovsky Stadium).
0 of 15 . (Been 6).
0 of 12. (Been TBC).
Need 7 of 16. (Been 10 . Not including 2 teams from the old Yugoslavia).
Indija @ Indija Stadium , Indija. (04/12/2019)
Javor-Matis @ City Stadium , Ivanjica.
Mladost @ Stadium, Lucani.
Napredak @ Mladost Stadium, Krusevac.
Radnicki Nis @ Cair Stadium, Nis.
Spartak @ City Stadium , Subotica. (04/12/2019) Topolyai Sports Club @ City Stadium, Backa Topola. (29/11/2019)
Need 2 of 12. (Been 10 . Not including 6 teams from the old Czechoslovakia).
Michalovce @ Mestsky Stadium , Michalovce. (10/08/2019) FK Pohronie @ Mestsky Stadium, Ziar nad Hronom.(11/08/2019).
Need 3 of 10. (Been 10).
ASK Bravo Publikum @ ZSD Stadium , Ljubljana.
Mura @ Mestni Stadium Fazanerija Stadium, Murska Sobota.
Tabor Sezana @ Rajko Stolfa Stadium , Sezana.
0 of 20. (Been 124).
Need 1 of 16. ( Been 168).
Falkenberg @ Falcon Alkoholfri Arena , Falkenberg. ( Seen at home @ Falkenberg IP).
0 of 10. (Been 53).
Need 0 of 18. ( Been 47).
Need 3 of 12. (Been 8).
S C Dnipro-1 @ Dnipro Arena , Dnipropetrovsk.
Desna Chernihiv @ Chernihiv Stadium (Yuri Gagarin), Chernihiv.
Kolos Kovalika @ Dynamo Stadium , Lobanovsky, Kiev.
Olimpik Donetsk @ Dynamo Stadium , Lobanovsky, Kiev.
0 of 12. ( Been 390).
KNVB District Cup Finals Day’s in the Netherlands are usually spread out over the ‘Pinksteren’ holiday weekend , this year is no different apart from the District West II final which was played on Thursday May 30 , ‘Hemelvaart Day’.
The list of finals in alphabetical order =
Saturday, June 8 , 2019.
14-30 @ Sportpark Ervenbos , Emmeloord. ( Flevo Boys).
Flevo Boys 7 v 0 Vev’67 , Leek.
Friday , June 7 , 2019.
20-00 @ Sportpark Tijenraan , Raalte. ( ROHDA Raalte).
RKSV ROHDA Raalte 0 v 2 Duno Doorwerth.
West I District.
Saturday , June 8 , 2019.
14-30 @ Sportpark de Raandhorn , Uithoorn. ( Legmeervogels FC).
SV Huizen 5 v 0 Fortuna Wormerveer.
West II District.
Thursday , May 30 , 2019.
14-30 @ Sportpark Vredenburch, Rijswijk. ( KRSV Vredenburch).
FC ‘s – Gravenzande 4 v 0 Ter Leede.
Zuid I District.
Saturday, June 8 , 2019.
14-30 @ Sportpark Haarsteeg , Vlijmen. ( vv Haarsteeg).
vv Sliedrecht 2 v 2 RKSV Heeze. (AET).
Sliedrecht won 4-3 on pens.
Zuid II District.
Sunday June 9 , 2019.
14-30 @ Sportpark Biescamp , Geffen . ( vv Nooit Gedacht).
RKSV Groene Ster 2 v 0 SV Top Am’s.
I’ll add a bit more info at a later date , especially the 2 that I visited those at Raalte on the Friday and at Vlijmen on Saturday . Would have gone Sundays too if it wasn’t for one of the teams.
Tiers in the Netherlands.
1 = KNVB Ere.
2 = KNVB Erste.
3 = KNVB Tweede.
4 = KNVB Derde. (Zat / Zon).
5 = KNVB Hoofdklasse. (Zat A & B / Zon A & B).
6 = District 1 ( Zat / Zon).
7 = District 2 (Zat / Zon).
8 = Dictrict 3 (Zat / Zon).
9 = District 4 ( Zat / Zon).
10 = District 5 ( Zat / Zon).
This was originally either the first or second post in April , but I went playing with things and it ended up here, hey ho .
” In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” In 1951 my mum and dad created the being forever known as Hod.
Well here we go, this will be a thrill for all of you reading my ramblings , they will get progressively worse . Being not under the affluence of inkerhol anymore has led unfortunately to my rants / raves getting worse , please do not read if you are a wallflower.
I will put in words some of my odd trips / thoughts / plans etc regarding football some factual and some not so although I may delve into wine / women and song on occasions.
I decided on this course of action because the site I use and one up to a few years ago was good is nowadays going downhill. It got rid of a few wallflowers for the better of the site but now it’s who plays where , I’m in Mongolia on Sunday anyone know any fixtures , how do I get tickets for so and so game, do they issue . Try feckin looking.
And my main problem is people just taking , there are many on there who glean some marvelous information without giving anything back. Then we have the nimby pimby brigade , most left citing there were too many arguments on there , they still use the site for info. Parasites.
Is there a censor ( Leopold) on here ?
It will be about various topics , not just games visited , what is there to say about hopping ? The train was 4 minutes late , the train was 4 minutes early , this was the only game in Britain for a tick tonight , I’ve been 2960 games , yawn ,yawn feckin yawn. No one on here to tell me about my bad grammar , there really are some tossers sitting by their computers waiting a spelling / grammar error , get a life.
DEFINITELY NO FECKIN WAFFLE.
Don’t you just get fed up of reading crap , I very rarely finish OR even start some peoples blogs / posts , rattling on about all and sundry , BORING . Be more interesting will you , get a sense of humour , you know who you are , but obviously it takes a lot to change the habits of a very humourless upbringing.
There will be NO childrens / school / yoof / reserve/ womens / non competitive games mentioned. NO mention of programmes.
Lots of thoughts about ground moves.