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  1. v Brum (H) - Predictions

    2-0, Martin
  2. v Bristol C (A) - Predictions

    1-1 frgs Nugent
  3. Patrick Cryne

    And here is the full text. I'm almost glad we lost. I've had cancer myself so deep respect to Mr Cryne's words Now we're out I shall be supporting the Tykes all the way to Wembley/ "I am living on borrowed time. I live in pain, but living is better than the alternative. Cancer is insidious, cruel and rapacious and I implore everyone to have regular checks to stop it gaining hold. "Recent months have brought into focus the things that are important to me. I have spent a lot of my life pursuing the ultimately pointless when there were better things to do. My family have always been important to me but I should have spent more time telling them so. "I do now and it creates joyfulness in our relationships. Of course, my football club has been important too and I am lucky that my family have shared my love of Barnsley FC. "For much of the time since I became the club's buyer of last resort, I allowed others to run the club, fearing that I did not know enough to win the respect and supporter of the 'football people'. It is ironic therefore that we enjoyed one of our most successful periods when I did take up the mantle ending in two successful visits to Wembley. "Maybe, one day before too long I will tell the secrets of how we did it. Certainly, the whole club working as one was instrumental. I don't know if we will ever repeat the sense of togetherness of that season, which extended also to the fans, their tolerance and incredible support. "There are many things I wanted to achieve before my custodianship of our fabulous team ended at the hand of the Grim Reaper. Of course, I wanted to see us get back to the Premier League and make some enhancements to the iconic West Stand. On a personal level, I wanted to bring back together all the 1912 FA Cup final medals, but I only managed to retrieve five. "Most people realise I was a reluctant custodian but what has made it bearable against the occasional cruelty of the internet world is the kindness shown to me by so many fans on a personal basis. "People are not shy in coming forward and telling me they appreciate my efforts, even if I have fallen short of their aspirations. I receive many letters and cards from fans who share with me their memories and best wishes. I am grateful to them all. "Regarding this season, I think we will get stronger as it goes on and our team gels, not unlike the double Wembley season. I do not expect to live to see the ultimate outcome, but I travel in hope. "I wish you all a good football season and thank you for your kindness down the years."
  4. v Barnsley (A) - Cup predictions

    1-0, no frgs
  5. Night game parking

    That's where I park when coming up from Sussex, not being familiar with the area is it ok to keep parking in aforementioned residential area over the bridge or are there rules and regulations in place now? Asking for a friend 😉
  6. Kieftenbeld..... has he really signed?

    Well, I was also in Holland on deadline day and I didn't see him so it must be ok.
  7. The Unflushable Poo

    Whenever there's an unflushable one in our house it gets called Roger the Lodger and we joke about charging it rent. My, how we laugh.
  8. Motty to hang up the mike at 50 years

    We got Motty, Moore et al and this generation get the annoying squeaky voiced irritant Jonathan Pearce. We really had the best didn't we? All the best to Motty
  9. v Hull (H) - Predictions

    2-1 Frgs Vydra
  10. Random stuff that annoys me thread

    Effing Seagulls. Wake me up at 4 in the morning, Flapping, and endlessly squawking, Me and my other have had enough, Why don't they just, Flock Off.
  11. New joke thread

    Is this a New Joke Thread or a New Joke Thread?
  12. Jota - Signed for Birmingham City

    Probably a Derby fan and he wants to come to the club he supported as a boy. Probably.
  13. v Sheff Utd (A) - Predictions

    1-1, Nugent FRGS
  14. The FOBT debate, to ban or not to ban.

    I Don't bet, it's a mugs game, always has been. I buy a lottery ticket every Wednesday and Saturday and that's just to be in it. I do, however, understand how an addiction to something, be it gambling or drugs or whatever can take hold of you and skew your perception of the world/family etc. I hope anyone here who is addicted seeks help or finds inner strength to change or both. It's hard to break addiction, often means massive lifestyle changes.
  15. v Bolton (A) - Predictions

    1-1 Frgs Nugent

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