To The Terriers - Huddersfield Town (Formerly ACRNATB - Stoke City)

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  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
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    Despite some early pressure from Stoke, QPR opened the scoring. Austin headed a deep cross back across goal, and Barton was there to head it into the top corner.
    They doubled their lead in the second half.
    Vargas whipped in a high ball to the back post. Cameron misjudged the flight of the ball and missed his header, leaving Austin open at the back post, with an easy header into the empty net.
    Stoke gave away another penalty in the second half. Huth got all of the ball, but the ref was having none of it. Zamora smashed the spot kick down the middle, for QPR's third.
    Stoke got a consolation goal 2 minutes from time. Assaidi crossed in a corner from the right, and Shawcross rose highest to head it in.

    A very poor game and I'm very disappointed with the performances of some players.
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
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  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
    edited May 2015
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    Another game of changes, with McGuire making 7 to the starting line up, with Flint and Wilson both making their debuts.
    Wilson made an instant impact, opening the scoring after 8 minutes.
    Diouf made a great run down the right, beating two defenders, before playing it into the striker, who slid the ball under the keeper.
    Chelsea got the equaliser just before the half hour. Ramires waltzed into the box, before curling the ball into the far corner.
    The home side were gifted the lead on 73 minutes.
    Butland played a terrible pass forward, and Mikel was there to tap into the open goal.
    Ryan Mason made his debut for Stoke, replacing Will Hughes on 78 minutes.
    Chelsea parked the bus after their second goal, giving Stoke no chance to attack.

    A great start, but a very disappointing end to what could've easily been a win.
  • CARSTER
    300 posts Sunday League Hero
    Good luck. You've made some great signings and although the start to the season hasn't been the best im sure results will pick up soon
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
    CARSTER wrote: »
    Good luck. You've made some great signings and although the start to the season hasn't been the best im sure results will pick up soon

    Thanks mate! We've been playing okay, so I don't see why we can't get a few wins.
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
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    It just keeps getting worse for Stoke.
    After just 8 minutes, Newcastle opened the scoring.
    After making two great saves, Butland was helpless to stop Sissoko's tap in off the rebound.
    Assaidi had a great chance to equalise straight from the kick off. He beat the defence, rounded the keeper, but his shot was blocked on the line and cleared.
    The visitors got another goal just after half time.
    A cross was headed on to Anita, who had all the time in the world to volley home.
    Stoke grabbed one back just 10 minutes later.
    Assaidi's powerful shot was saved, but Wilson was in the right place to head the rebound in, for his second goal in as many games.
    But Newcastle sealed the game with 6 minutes left.
    Stoke threw everyone forward, and got caught on the break. Cabella beat the last man, and fired past Butland.

    Another loss and it appears the Stoke fans have already had enough of Liam McGuire, with boos raining down after the final whistle.
  • LaMertesackerRun
    6214 posts Big Money Move
    Not the best start, really need a win to kickstart your season. :)
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
    Not the best start, really need a win to kickstart your season. :)

    That needs to come soon, I can see myself getting sacked soon!
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
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    The Potters' trip to the North East sees Andy Wilkinson face his former club for the first time, having left Stoke on deadline day in August.
    James Wilson, starting on the left today, had the visitor's first effort at goal, but powered the shot over the bar.
    Wilson got another chance straight after, but Pantillimon parried away for a corner, which was easily caught by the keeper.
    It took until the 70th minute for either team to make a breakthrough, and it was the home side that got the goal.
    Lee Cattermole finished well under pressure from 6 yards out to give Sunderland the lead.
    Andy Wilkinson had a nightmare just a few minutes later. James Wilson cut into the box, but the right back scythed down the striker, and the referee had no choice but to award a penalty. Wilkinson received a yellow card for the challenge.
    Diouf stepped up, and smashed the penalty straight down the middle to level the game.
    Crouch had a chance to win it late on, but Pantillimon reacted well to save the shot.

    Better, but still not good enough.
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
    edited May 2015
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    Whilst both teams had good chances in the first half, neither team could make the breakthrough.
    Swansea broke the deadlock in the second half. Sigurdsson found a gap in the defence, and rifled the ball into the corner of the net.
    He got another one 4 minutes later. He fired a good shot straight at Butland, but the wet ball slipped through the keeper's hands and into the net.
    The visitor's got a third soon after.
    A corner was headed down to Dyer, and he volleyed hard into the net.

    Another very disappointing loss, and my career looks to be coming to a very quick end.
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
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    Peter Crouch had a great chance to open the scoring on the break, but missed the net.
    The Saints opened the scoring on the verge of half time.
    The ball was headed down, and Wanyama beat Sorensen at his near post with a great diving header.
    They got another in the 8th minute of first half injury time.
    Pelle was played through, and tucked the ball into the corner of the net.

    One step closer to sealing my fate.

    Despite my ineptitude in the league, I have had international offers from Poland and Switzerland. They must be really desperate!
  • CARSTER
    300 posts Sunday League Hero
    Really need to pick up some wins soon
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
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    A different looking Stoke City, lining up with five at the back.
    After just 2 minutes, Erik Pieters had to be stretchered off after a heavy tackle. After later assessment, he'll be out for 3 months with a broken ankle.
    Just 4 minutes later, Stoke opened the scoring.
    Pieters' replacement, Geoff Cameron, had his shot saved by the keeper, but Wilson was on hand to head home the rebound.
    The striker got his second soon after.
    Bojan played Wilson through, and he finished brilliantly into the corner of the net.
    West Ham got one back with 10 minutes left, with Kouyate heading in from close range.
    The Hammers had the ball in the net in injury time, but Cole's header was rightly ruled out for offside.

    First win in 9 games, and 2 1/2 months! Such a good feeling!

    I've also had a job offer from the Norwegian FA! If only Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was still playing...
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
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    James Wilson had Stoke's first effort, forcing Heaton into a diving save on the half hour.
    But it was Burnley that opened the scoring, right on half time.
    Fred's close range volley was very well saved by Sorensen, but Sordell was there to head home the rebound.
    Stoke threw everything forward, but couldn't find a goal.

    Back to normal, and the board aren't happy.
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
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    The Potters traveled to White Hart Lane with little hope, and many supporters calling for a new manager.
    Both teams had chances in the first half, but neither could find the back of the net.
    A tense second half didn't create many more chances, and Spurs ended up throwing everyone forward. This led to Peter Crouch getting a break in added time, but his shot was well saved by Vorm.

    I'll take a draw against a decent Tottenham side.
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
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    It only took 9 minutes for Liverpool to open the scoring.
    Markovic chipped the ball across the box, and Lallana was there to head off the post and in.
    It was two new players that made the equaliser for Stoke.
    Hughes played a brilliant through ball to Wilson, who fired the ball into the back of the net.
    But Liverpool took the lead just after half time.
    Suso's shot was saved, and Ricky Lambert was on hand to smash the ball into the empty net.
    Wilson almost responded immediately. He rose to head a cross towards goal, but the ball was just touched onto the bar by the keeper.
    The visitors did equalise soon after.
    Cameron's cross from the right was headed by Crouch, and the ball looped over the keeper and in.

    Another draw I'm happy with, against another top side.
  • CARSTER
    300 posts Sunday League Hero
    Two good draws from tough away trips, hopefully those two results will kickstart your season
  • LaMertesackerRun
    6214 posts Big Money Move
    Good to see you've picked up some points recently. Wilson looks to have been a good signing.
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
    CARSTER wrote: »
    Two good draws from tough away trips, hopefully those two results will kickstart your season

    I hope so, but we have Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton and Man Utd in December, so that is gonna be a very tough month. December will make or break this season, a bad month here and we're down.
    Good to see you've picked up some points recently. Wilson looks to have been a good signing.

    A win and two good draws in November so I'm happy with that.

    Wilson is the best striker we have right now. Crouch can't win a header and Diouf is awful on the ball.
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
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    Assaidi had Stoke's first chance, 15 minutes in, but Szczesny palmed the ball away for a corner.
    Peter Crouch had a great chance from the edge of the area on the half hour, but his shot just missed the left post.
    Joel Campbell had an effort for Arsenal straight after, but his shot was still rising as it went over the bar.
    The youngster had a great chance just before half time. Podolski's shot was well saved by Sorensen, and the ball popped up for Campbell, but he missed the open net with his header.
    Straight down the other end, and Stoke were awarded a penalty. Monreal was adjudged to have fouled Crouch in the box at a corner, and the referee pointed to the spot.
    The striker stepped up, and put Stoke in front, smashing the ball down the middle.
    One of the best halves of football Stoke have played this season, keeping Arsenal's strong front line at bay, and creating plenty of chances at the other end.

    Arsenal piled on the pressure in the second half, and despite playing most of it in Stoke's penalty area, couldn't find an equaliser.

    A brilliant game, by far the best we've played this season. A special mention to Hector Bellerin, who was superb against his former club.
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
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    Palace opened the scoring within minutes.
    Doyle out-jumped Wilson, and guided his header into the top corner.
    Kevin Doyle got his second of the game, right on half time.
    The striker beat Sorensen to the ball, and his header hit the crossbar before going in.
    Bojan created a great chance on the hour. He beat two defenders to get into the box, before cutting back, and just curling his shot wide.
    Will Hughes had a good long range effort late on, that just missed the top corner.

    Back to normal. Not a terrible performance, but not good enough.
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
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    Stoke had the first good opportunity, with Will Hughes hitting the bar after 12 minutes.
    It was a brilliant passing play that led to Stoke's opener.
    A series of one touch passes from Ritchie, Wilson, and Hughes got the ball into Diouf in the box, who curled his first time shot past Schwarzer and in.
    Chelsea had no real chances in the first half, with Stoke's back five not letting the strikers anywhere near their goal.

    Eden Hazard got a brilliant equaliser on 75 minutes.
    He got the ball on the edge of the box, and curled it into the top corner.
    They took the lead soon after.
    Sorensen completely missed Hazard's corner, and Higuain was in the right place to control the ball, and volley it into the empty net.

    Gutted that we had a chance to win that but threw it away.
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
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    As the two teams lined up before kick off, the gulf between them became clear. Manchester United had players such as Marchisio, Mata, Falcao, and Rooney. The Potters had Jack Butland, Hector Bellerin, Massimo Luongo, and Ryan Mason.

    But it was Stoke who took the lead on 20 minutes.
    Diouf cut into the box, and fired a shot straight at Ben Amos. The slippery ball went through the keeper's hands, and into the net.
    The striker got his second 5 minutes later.
    He beat the defence with his pace, before firing into the bottom corner.
    But United pulled one back after the half hour.
    Muniesa took too long on the ball near his own area, and Mata robbed it off him. The Spaniard touch a touch away from the defender, before striking the ball off the post and in.
    Luongo got a third for Stoke before half time.
    Diouf played a brilliant ball into him, and he shot the ball into the corner of the net.

    Falcao got United within one after half time.
    He found space in the box, and placed the ball into the bottom corner.
    He then got an equaliser.
    Vermijl's cross picked him out, and Falcao headed the ball into the corner of the net.

    Gutted that we couldn't win that. I'd say that was 2 points lost.

    FIFA robbed me of that game :s
  • JTS900
    230 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    Hopefully you can start turning some of these draws into wins!
  • CARSTER
    300 posts Sunday League Hero
    You seem to do well against the bigger teams and not so well against the lesser teams, hopefully you start to pick up some points against the teams around you soon as those games will be key in the relegation battle
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
    JTS900 wrote: »
    Hopefully you can start turning some of these draws into wins!

    I hope so, but relegation battles are fun :#
    CARSTER wrote: »
    You seem to do well against the bigger teams and not so well against the lesser teams, hopefully you start to pick up some points against the teams around you soon as those games will be key in the relegation battle

    That's the beauty of legendary! The bottom teams are amazing and the top ones are terrible. Just need to be more consistent and we'll be fine.
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
    edited May 2015
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    Before either team could make any real chances, Stoke were awarded a penalty.
    Geoff Cameron broke into the box, before being hauled down.
    Diouf took responsibility, and fired the ball into the bottom corner.

    The striker got his second just after half time.
    Diouf was played in on goal by Hughes, and the Senegalese striker made no mistake, slotting the ball past Howard.
    Everton got one back just after the hour.
    Mirallas picked up the ball on the edge of the box, and struck it into the bottom corner.
    Diouf had to be stretchered off late in the game after a heavy challenge.
    Stoke kept the ball well in the dying minutes, denying Everton any chance of an equaliser.

    A great performance, and hopefully we can build on this.

    Bad news about Mame Diouf; he'll be out for 3 months with a broken ankle. He'd just hit form, with 5 goals in 3 games. Just my luck.
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  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
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    Stoke were awarded a penalty in just the third minute, with Ritchie being taken down in the box.
    Crouch stepped up and tucked the ball into the net.
    West Brom got a goal back right on half time.
    I don't even know what to say about it. Butland made a save and the ball went to the edge of the box, before being headed back in. Anichebe's volley hit Teixeira and just ended up spinning, but Butland had no idea where the ball was, even though it hit him before trickling over the line. Good job, EA...

    Both teams had chances in the second half, but neither could find a goal.

    So gutted, I had enough chances to win it, but we just weren't clinical enough in front of goal.
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
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    A bad start for Stoke, as Assaidi went down in the first couple of minutes, and he was replaced by Marko Arnautovic soon after.
    Despite heavy pressure from United, it was The Potters that opened the scoring, in added time in the first half.
    Cameron played a great through ball to Arnautovic, who hit his first time shot between De Gea's legs and in, for his first goal of the season.
    United responded instantly.
    Falcao was played in, and he beat Butland at the near post with a powerful shot.

    A poor game really, with very few good chances.

    That's a good draw, against a very strong United team.

    Assaidi suffered a sprained ankle, and will miss 4 weeks.
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
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