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[Football] If Man Utd did to us what we're doing to Grimsby......







Harry Wilson's tackle

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Oct 8, 2003
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Anyone recognise themselves from that game away at Grimsby 20 years ago ??
There are a few of us LA Lads in the photo

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I'm just out of shot. When the "Travelling Seagulls" (which includes quite a few ex-pats, and still meets up for the final game, 20+ years later) met up in the pub later that day, I found that the left side of my face had been flayed by the sun and I looked like some sort of beetroot harlequin :lolol:
 




Tim Over Whelmed

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we'd all be going mental. There is a reason that Grimsby are in the quarters, they beat an average EPL side. Lets give them a bit of credit and treat them with respect. None of this beating teams like Grimsby or booking hotels at Wembley or canceling holidays in June. We are playing a team who are 17th in the 4th tier and enjoying the greatest time of their lives traveling 100's of miles to watch their club. Don't wind them up with #teamslikeGrimsby or similar but welcome them with open arms, feed them with the best pies in the land, allow them to sup our local ales, clap when they wave their blow up fish-






And then stuff them 5:0
100% this .... let's not become the fans we despise
 






Papa Lazarou

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Jul 7, 2003
18,951
Worthing
Anyone recognise themselves from that game away at Grimsby 20 years ago ??
There are a few of us LA Lads in the photo

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Can anyone spot themselves in these photos? I was up for the game with the 'flying squad' fans and took quite a few photos

Pub Pre Match
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Is this you?
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Warm Up
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Silly Sod
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Behind the goal
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Post Match
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Post Match
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One for my favourite Moderator
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brighton_tom

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Jul 23, 2008
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On paper we should win, but they will be up for it, well motivated, will have learnt from the Southampton game, and so will raise their game above their normal league status. It will be much more like playing a League One or even Championship team. We lost to Charlton & Stoke wasnt easy. Play our first 11 and we SHOULD win, but taking nothing for granted here.
 






Sheebo

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Jul 13, 2003
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It’s been about 2-3 posters tongue in cheek - the other 99% of posters are saying it’ll be tough etc. it’s just the 2-3 posters have started threads for a wind up. No need to defend it as ‘what we’re doing to Grimsby’ in my opinion.
 




Justice

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Jun 21, 2012
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Born In Shoreham
Let's imagine a similar scenario from Grimsby's perspective. Last season they were in the National League allowing them to play in the FA Trophy. Imagine they were drawn in the semi-final against a team from three tiers below them (not even sure what that league is - Northern Premier?) - how do you think their fans would react? They'd be booking their MegaBus tickets to London in anticipation of the final.

It's the best possible draw for us and I have no problem with people forward planning.

PS - I'm on a language trip to Dublin the weekend of the semi-final and can't make Wembley :ffsparr:
Sure to be sure, top of the mornin to ya, what’s the craic.

Is that really worth missing a trip to Wembley 🙄😂
 




Neville's Breakfast

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May 1, 2016
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It shows that the excesses of fans of the ‘big’ clubs are here in abundance at BHA as well. I am sure they are also present in Grimsby when they are drawn with a club three divisions below L2.
 


Arthur

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Jul 8, 2003
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Buxted Harbour
Teams have worked out how to play against us.

We've battered Bournemouth, Palace, Fulham and Stoke but only scored 3 goals. Granted we've only conceded twice and one of them was a huge rick by Sanchez.

I certainly won't be counting any chickens against any opposition between now and the end of the season.
 


Bozza

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Jul 4, 2003
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Back in Sussex
Teams have worked out how to play against us.

We've battered Bournemouth, Palace, Fulham and Stoke but only scored 3 goals. Granted we've only conceded twice and one of them was a huge rick by Sanchez.

I certainly won't be counting any chickens against any opposition between now and the end of the season.
I'm not sure I agree with that.

In all three of those Premier League games we created a hatful of chances - we just didn't score them. Depending on which model you use, we were close to an xG of 3 each time.

Being "worked out" doesn't involve letting a side create a lot and then hoping they fail to convert.

We seem to be infected with Potter-itis - let's just hope it passes soon.
 






Austrian Gull

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Feb 5, 2009
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Linz, Austria
Sure to be sure, top of the mornin to ya, what’s the craic.

Is that really worth missing a trip to Wembley 🙄😂
75 students 5 teachers maybe I could sneak away! I'm sure I'll find a pub in any case.

We used to go to Eastbourne until the language school was closed.
 




Hugo Rune

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I hope that the club, players and officials from Grimsby are treated like royalty when they come to Amex, I’d be shocked if they weren’t.

Not only does that show we’re a decent club but also takes away the ‘they left a shit in our dressing room’ style tactic that can wind up lower quality opponents and produce a better performance.
 




Arthur

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Jul 8, 2003
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Buxted Harbour
I'm not sure I agree with that.

In all three of those Premier League games we created a hatful of chances - we just didn't score them. Depending on which model you use, we were close to an xG of 3 each time.

Being "worked out" doesn't involve letting a side create a lot and then hoping they fail to convert.

We seem to be infected with Potter-itis - let's just hope it passes soon.
I'd rather work off of ACTUAL goals rather than xG.

I see your point though and 100% agree with your last sentence.
 


Justice

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Jun 21, 2012
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Born In Shoreham
Teams have worked out how to play against us.

We've battered Bournemouth, Palace, Fulham and Stoke but only scored 3 goals. Granted we've only conceded twice and one of them was a huge rick by Sanchez.

I certainly won't be counting any chickens against any opposition between now and the end of the season.
Technically we beat Palace so that leaves one defeat to Fulham who are a decent side.
We are never going to win 4-0 every week in this league.
 


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