Month: January 2015

24.01.2015… Grimsby (h)…

Nuneaton Town 0 Grimsby Town 2

JPR James Parnell Stadium… Saturday January 24th… 3pm

Attendance: 989

Ticket: £14 – Programme: £3

Another defeat for Nuneaton Town, although a much improved first-half performance…

A glorious night in May 1993 was the last time I watched a competitive game involving Grimsby, just goes to show how fortunes can change…

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Nuneaton Warm Up…

Following a fairly even first-half, Jon-Paul Pittman put Grimsby ahead in the fifty third minute. It was comfortable for Grimsby for the remainder, with Ross Hannah adding a second late on…

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First Half Action…

Nuneaton Town; Dibble, Smith, Dean, Streete (YC) (Cowan 87), Franklin, Sodje, Brown, Fowler (Nardiello 76), Mafuta (YC), Ogleby, Brown

Not Used; Walker Quinn, Charles

Goals; None

Grimsby Town;  McKeown, Parslow, Pearson, Nsiala, Magnay, Mackreth, Disley, Clay, Arnold (McLaughlin 74), Palmer (Watson 90), Pittman (YC) (Hannah 60)

Not Used; Bignot, Walker

Goals; Pittman (53), Hannah (88)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

17.01.2015… Nuneaton (a)…

Nuneaton Town 0 Gateshead 2

JPR James Parnell Stadium… Saturday January 17th… 3pm

Attendance: 637

Ticket: £14 – Programme: £3

A strange game for me, as I regularly watch both Nuneaton Town and Gateshead; no divided loyalties though, Gateshead all the way. Quite fortunate really, as they won this one at a canter, if not quite by as big a margin as last season

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Gateshead Warming Up…

Adam Campbell scored twice in his first game on loan fron Newcastle, first in the sixteenth, and then again in the thirty-third minute…

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First Half Action…

Nuneaton Town; Dibble, Smith, Dean, Streete, Franklin, Ogleby, Fowler, Mafuta, Walker, Brown (Sodje 46), Nardiello (Armson 21)

Not Used; Cowan, Quinn, Charles

Goals; None

Gateshead;  Bartlett, Baxter, Curtis, Clark, Jones, Oster, Turnbull, Pattison (Gjokaj 64), Sainte-Luce (Ramshaw 88), Roberts, Campbell

Not Used; Chandler, Rankine, Wright

Goals; Campbell (16, 33)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

10.01.2015… Chelsea (a)…

Chelsea 2 Newcastle United 0

Stamford Bridge… Saturday January 10th… 3pm

Attendance: 41,612

Ticket: £55 – Programme: £3

Firstly, pricing… I agree wholeheartedly with pretty much everything that has been said on social media about the ridiculous ticket prices at Chelsea… But, as a member, I’m right at the bottom of the pecking order for tickets for away games and have to grab them when I can. Members don’t get loyalty points either, but that’s a story for another day…

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions, away game attendance is a bit of a midlife crisis related activity for me so I hadn’t been to Stamford Bridge since 1998 (a friendly face appearing on the programme cover)… I still don’t like the place… They’re still an arrogant bunch who (you would hope) in their more lucid moments must realise that, without Roman’s financial doping, would be just another Spurs… And that ‘Parklife’ nonsense before the game, just when you think you couldn’t dislike them any more than you already do…

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Outside Stamford Bridge…

Anyway, we did play pretty well for forty minutes, without ever really looking like scoring (even Sissoko’s shot was a half-chance). Cabella (in the first-half) was a different player, if this becomes more than a blip then you have to seriously question what Pardew was doing with him…

Usual story though, once they scored, we reverted to type, and it was over…

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Inside Stamford Bridge…

Chelsea; Cech, Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta (Filipe Luis 37), Fàbregas (YC), Matic (YC), Willian, Oscar (YC) (Ramires), Hazard, Diego Costa (Remy 84)

Not Used; Drogba, Mikel, Courtois, Cahill

Goals; Oscar (43), Diego Costa (59)

Newcastle United; Krul, Janmaat, Williamson (YC), Coloccini, Dummett (YC), Anita, Colback (YC), Cabella, Sissoko (Riviere 84), Gouffran (Ameobi 63), Pérez

Not Used; Santon, Haidara, Vuckic, Satka, Woodman

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…