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The Big Match on BT Sport
at 21:24 29 Mar 2020

You are right, Jack: his first two goals for Saints. We certainly had some fire power up front that afternoon, with Channon, MacDougall and Osgood.

It was a spectacular game and nobody who was there will ever forget it. There had been a lot of media interest leading up to the game because Fulham, with Bobby Moore, Rodney Marsh and George Best in their team, had made a great start to the season.

We always seemed to score loads of goals when Bobby Moore was playing against us. We beat his West Ham team 6-2 in the 66/67 season, when he played alongside his fellow World Cup winners, Hurst and Peters. That was another memorable game.
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Corona Merchandise
at 19:52 29 Mar 2020

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The Big Match on BT Sport
at 18:46 29 Mar 2020

As this is clearly worrying you, I'm going to help you even more with a report from another fan who was there:

Miss World


Saints V Fulham - The Greatest Game 6th Oct 2012 10:19
Saints V Fulham fixtures have often been full of goals however the five goal thriller in 1976 must rank as the greatest game between the two clubs for several reasons. 1

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The Big Match on BT Sport
at 18:21 29 Mar 2020

I was there. He walked all the way to the player's tunnel. He couldn't stay out there: the crowd was giving him too much grief.
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The Big Match on BT Sport
at 16:47 29 Mar 2020

I remember that game well. The Dell crowd really got to Best that day. His walk of shame to the tunnel in the Milton/West Stand corner, was one of the most miserable I've ever seen, as he was bombarded with jeers and howls of derision every step of the way. Playing in that Fulham team with Moore and Marsh seemed to have revitalised his career but that match really derailed his comeback and his drinking spiralled out of control again.

You are right, the Dell was at its noisiest and most intimidating in the late 70s.
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Average Joe footballers that played against us you wished played for us
at 14:51 29 Mar 2020

We had a few half-decent players during Sheedy's time at Everton, like Alan Shearer, Alan Ball, Mark Wright and Peter Shilton. Surprisingly, many people would still consider that Shearer was better than Sheedy.

Talking of average players, you'll probably remember when Le Fondre was in the Premier League:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/20278425
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Djamel Belmadi
at 13:46 29 Mar 2020

Now, a national hero in his home country after leading them to victory in the Africa Cup of Nations 2019.
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Average Joe footballers that played against us you wished played for us
at 13:19 29 Mar 2020

In the case of Le Fondre, score 14 goals and win Player of the Season and Premier League Player of the Month awards. He was a lazy player though who enjoyed life outside the game a bit too much and seemed to lose interest and fitness after Reading got relegated from the Premier League.

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Average Joe footballers that played against us you wished played for us
at 10:37 29 Mar 2020

Yes, every time I see him play against us, I wish he was still in our team.

Reading certainly tried very hard to get rid of him before they finally persuaded Wednesday to take him off their hands permanently.

2008–2012
Reading
28
(1)
2009
→ Tooting & Mitcham United (loan)
9
(7)
2009
→ Cheltenham Town (loan)
9
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2009–2010
→ Southampton (loan)
28
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2011
→ Colchester United (loan)
15
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2012
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14
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Sheffield Wednesday
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Average Joe footballers that played against us you wished played for us
at 10:24 29 Mar 2020

Yes, Matt Elliott is a good call.

I remember that strike partnership of Cascarino and Sheringham at Millwall. Probably the best they ever had.
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Average Joe footballers that played against us you wished played for us
at 10:14 29 Mar 2020

They are often workmanlike midfielders, like Chris Marsden and Steve Davis.

I remember wishing Neil Lennon played for us when we faced his Crewe team in the FA Cup in the 90s.

More recently, I always thought that Jonny Howson, formerly of Leeds and Norwich and now finishing his career at Middlesbrough, could have done a job for us.
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Will it stop Liverpool?
at 09:38 29 Mar 2020

Amazingly, many Liverpool fans have a different view on this. I can't think why:

"The season will finish whether it be in July, August or November, it will get done. The COVID problem doesn't go away by voiding the current season and looking to start a new one. "

"We finish this season when the new season usually starts or later if needs be. There cannot be a new season till this one is finished, whenever that happens."

"Start the season again when possible. Finish it and have a shorter break again and come back fresh. Even if it means starting the league 2/3 months later than usual."

"I want the season to be completed. But I want the title above all."

"Thankfully we are so far ahead that no one could argue against us being given the title but I would prefer to see the season played out to its usual conclusion. To not do so puts in doubt the integrity of the season for all sides and has consequences for the Championship. "

"Exactly. If anything it makes more sense to me to get this season done and then cancel or shorten next season."

"I see that doyen of intellectual excellence Rio Ferdinand is calling for the season to be voided. One can only hope the powers that be have more sense than this idiot. I want Liverpool to play their way to the title. I don't want it 'awarded' to us. We are worthy winners and deserve to win it on the pitch to avoid an asterisk beside our win."

"The main thing is however that a scenario is put in place which ensures we get given the league title which we have effectively won."



There are hundreds more comments like that on Liverpool fans' message boards.
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Why does Hampshire have the most virus cases?
at 07:12 29 Mar 2020

From Worzel 130: "People from Soton have more of a worzel friendliness than Pompey which explains the near parity in numbers "

From the BBC News site:

"There are 43 confirmed cases in Southampton, out of a local population of 252,796."

"There are 70 confirmed cases in Portsmouth, out of a local population of 215,133"

AS BBC News is a more reliable source of information than Worzel 130, it looks like there is more of his "worzel friendliness" going on in Portsmouth.

The fact that Southampton is a bigger city than Portsmouth clearly bothers Worzel 130 A LOT, which is why he keeps droning on about his mythical "Greater Portsmouth", which in his mind, covers half of the country, including the village near the Surrey border that he came from and the village in the Sussex Downlands that Bobby Tambling came from.
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Will it stop Liverpool?
at 23:13 28 Mar 2020

What are the odds now? I guess it must be about 50/50.
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UK death rates...
at 21:16 28 Mar 2020

Germany is flying in coronavirus victims from Italy so that they can be treated in German hospitals. Credit to them. That goes above and beyond what you'd expect of one country helping another.
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Global squinnying over corona
at 08:03 28 Mar 2020




https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2020/03/pastor-who-clai
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Friday night tunes
at 06:21 28 Mar 2020

I was lucky enough to see him twice and he was the best singer I ever saw.
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Friday night tunes
at 23:24 27 Mar 2020

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Covid deaths in italy
at 21:04 27 Mar 2020

I've just read the article. It doesn't say that. It says they had previous illnesses in their medical records, which is true of just about everyone who has ever seen a doctor, including you, Marcus, and me because I had a tonsillectomy when I was 7.

As for pre-existing conditions, 30% of the total population and 80% of over 65s have high blood pressure so that counts them in.
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Pangolins the source?
at 23:26 26 Mar 2020

I didn't.

Anyway, some Oscar-winning, top entertainment for you, is in order tonight:

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