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Posts posted by Tiffy

  1. 3 hours ago, Darran said:

    I was big on them a couple of weeks ago and they drew with the bottom side Weston! As I mention above the league is very tight and I don't think there is much between the teams at all and most are capable of beating each other. Torquay have improved massively for Gary though. St Albans score a lot and concede a lot already been over 60 goals in their matches now and I would be a little surprised if they end up in the play-offs.

    Yes, I think St Albans are a busted flush now. They didn't have the legs on Tuesday, and against full time sides who are fitter, playing on on heavy pitches, they will find it difficult.



  2. @Darran @StevieDay1983

    As I have now moved to Devon, I went to watch my local side on Tuesday, Torquay (against St Albans). I have to say how refreshing it was to go to a good old fashioned game like this. . £12 to get in, we stood on the terrace, and had 2 pints with 2x burger & chips for £11. A pie and a pint at Brighton is £9! 

    The atmosphere in the "Popside" was terrific, with most of the 1500 camped down the side terrace. I was suitably impressed with the Gulls, as they should be playing L2 at least playing like this. St Albans came into this match 4th in the league, with the best attack, but they looked anything like playoff contenders. Torquay had tons of pace and a creative midfield. If it was 8 or 9  to Torquay, no one would have argued. St Albans tired in the 2nd half, and Torquay took full advantage with wave after wave of attacks.

    i'd feel confident backing them to win most weeks, and also scoring goals, especially if Jamie "Reeeedy" Reid is playing.

    GJ is obviously loving it, and quite rightly milked the applause at the end. The fans love him, and there is a real feel good factor at the club at the moment.

    Get on the Gulls this season is my motto!


  3. On 10/11/2018 at 8:10 PM, StevieDay1983 said:

    On a side note, @Tiffy, sorry that you boys had to suffer defeat today. It was an even game before the sending off and I don't think we tested you enough with the extra man to warrant taking all three points. Luckily, we managed to steal the win at the end but it was harsh on your side who coped with our woeful attacks with relative ease all game. Looks like you boys will have no problem avoiding a relegation dog fight this year.

    Cheers StevieD. Think you shaded the match by the sounds of it anyway. It's always a dangerous game hanging onto a 1-0, 1-1 score line, and we aren't going to do it every game. 

    I think we had the support of "that lot up the road" for this one, as you and them are very close down the bottom at the mo.

    well done anyway, like I said, I think the best team won. I am just pleased that my corner bet on the game came in 

    Anyway, who are Brighton? I'm a Torquay fan now!

  4. 14 hours ago, Mindfulness said:

    The next striker we buy needs to have the ability to magic himself out of the treatment room :eyes

    Selling Murray was probably the worst bit of business the club has done since being back in the EPL. We'd be flying if he was in the team now.

    Anyway, glad you're alright. I have mixed feelings about Brighton scrapping the clackers, they provided such lol's. I guess some of you do have some honour left.

    Thanks, It's made me feel better knowing that I was being missed. I feel inspired to win some money now:ok

  5. @StevieDay1983

    I think GJ signed them once he joined. I have known a Torquay fan for years, and he follows them through thin & thin (no thick to be had!). I have always kept an eye out for them, and have now ditched my season ticket at the Albion (although I am going to the Palarse game). I'll report back on the non league thread after Tuesdays game.

    Anyway, on to matters concerning our teams. I can't see past a draw either to be honest. We haven't played well in our games against Wolves, West Ham or Newcastle, but have got 9 points!. I think that Brighton will be hard to beat, it should be a low scoring game, but I think the value may be with Cardiff on the corner handicap market. Brighton have been getting 1/2 corners a game, whilst the opposition are getting 9/10.


    Cardiff most corners 1.72

    cardiff AH -1 corners 2.2

    Good luck, and may it be an entertaining game, with no clackers in sight!

  6. 1 hour ago, Mindfulness said:

    By the way, where is @Tiffy??? Have hardly seen him on the EPL threads this season. I hope Tony Bloom hasn't hired him to handcraft clackers and laminate song sheets for match days.


    Christ, where do you get this stuff from @Mindfulness?  I think you lot are a lot  more obsessed with Brighton than they are of you

    Obviously we don't need clackers now tha we have got Big Glenn up from banging the goals in ( There was such a backlash after the clackers were introduced, the club dare not do it again! They are the naffest  thing ever)

    Magiko- sounds like the sort of foreign import Palace will blow £30 million on, in a vain attempt to stay up. :ok

    Made me chuckle though,

    I have moved to Devon now, and am going to watch Torquay V StAlbans on Tuesday, but I'll start the Magiko song off in the Popside & see what response it gets!  

    In all seriousnes, I have been busy moving and selling my businesses. Consequently I have not been putting enough time or clear thinking into my decision making, and its cost me! So I have been off it for a few weeks, just having a break. 

    I did back Torquay to win their league e/w at 34/1 just after GJ took over. They are 9/1 now! 

    Illl stick a post up on this weeks Brighton game, 

    Nice that your thinking of me anyway.

    Mmmmm, Magiko, Magiko, we will follow you wherever you go, la la la de da, mmmmm, yes Its got a ring to it. 

  7. 21 hours ago, Darran said:

    Think at the very least you will lose the win part as Billericay will win the league in my view. He's off to a decent start, but I am still not sure he was the right man for the job as he's never been down this low before. Jury still out for me, but we shall see what happens in the next few weeks.

    Thanks for your thoughts, I thought it was worth a go at that price!

  8. 2 hours ago, StevieDay1983 said:

    There's more games to be seen tonight in the Championship. Middlesbrough to win to nil at home to Bolton is an option at 2.15 with BetVictor is probably my pick of the bets tonight. I think backing Nottingham Forest to win as well as backing a draw between QPR and Millwall could be worth following up too.

    Yeah I fancy Boro to bounce back after Saturdays loss to Norwich, & Milwall should get something at QPR too.

  9. 4 hours ago, Mindfulness said:

    I'm not as anti-Hughes as some folks, although the recruitment in the latter half of his reign at Stoke was poor. Southampton actually play ok under him and have generally good metrics but poor chance conversion - they are like Palace without Zaha and this is not a good situation to be in. I expect they will struggle this season unless they have an incredible January window.

    On a side note, I saw an article the other day where Southgate was saying England are missing a Gascoine-type player. I mean, talk about the biggest oversight of his career - Zaha was that player!!! He would of added another dimension to England's attacking play, especially comming off the bench when opposition teams are tired. I love Southgate, top bloke and doing good work for the national side but letting Zaha play for the Ivory Coast was an error.

    Yep you are right, England haven't had anGazza type player since he gave up. I'm nit sure if Zaha is a similar type of player, he is more wide than central isn't he?

    But agree that he should be playing for England, he is a superb talent.

    Having been involved with youth football, I have the theory that flair is now coached out of players. It's all about control, pass, move into space. Not drop the shoulder and dribble.

    Still the FA know best.

  10. 12 hours ago, StevieDay1983 said:

    Southampton vs Brighton

    OK, so this might not technically be a derby game for either of these sides but it's kind of like the subsidiary derby game given they are less than 2 hours apart and the nearest located side to each other after their rivals. So there could be a bit of grit to this game where Southampton welcome South Coast rivals Brighton to St Mary's Stadium for an 8pm kick-off tonight.

    Mark Hughes helped to guide Southampton to safety last season when it looked like they might drop down into the Championship. One draw and two defeats in their opening three games was softened by a 2-0 win away to Crystal Palace in their last league game. However, did that victory paper over the cracks of a side that many are tipping to struggle once again?

    Brighton were also tipped by many to suffer second season syndrome after an encouraging debut in the Premier League last season. Chris Hughton has done a cracking job so far at the helm of the Seagulls. Heavy investment over the summer has increased expectations but the club has only picked up one win and one draw in their opening four league matches. In their defence, one of those wins came against Manchester United and their two defeats have come against high-flying Watford and Liverpool. It's early days yet!

    The head-to-head record over recent years heavily favours the Saints. These two sides have faced each other in all forms of competition in the past 10 years including the Premier League, Championship, League One, and EFL Cup. It's grim reading for Brighton fans who have seen their side win just 2 of the last 16 meetings between the two sides in all competitions. Their last win at St Mary's came back on 15th November, 2009.

    Throw into the mix the fact Brighton haven't won an away league game since November 2017. In fact, Brighton have only taken 11 points from a possible 63 on offer from away matches since their arrival in the Premier League. Southampton also boast a great record against fellow South Coast teams having won the last four of their games against South Coast opposition. It also doesn't bode well that Hughton himself but surely consider Southampton a bogey side having only picked up one win against them in his last 9 meetings.

    Taking into consideration the odds of this match and Brighton's terrible away record I am tempted to back a narrow Southampton win here. I do think it'll be a struggle for the Saints this season but it's obvious that Hughton hasn't solved the away issues that plagued the side last season. The best they might get tonight is a draw.

    Southampton to Win @ 2.10 with Betfair

    Total Goals Scored Under 2.5 @ 1.68 with MarathonBet


    What a shocking away record that is!

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