Tuesday, 23 August 2016

The more things change.....

Very randomly stumbled across the Patgod piece below from almost exactly 6-years ago.  Just change the names of players and opposition.  Oh, and the ground.

Change these small details, and you tell us if we couldn't have just written it today?


so-far-so-mediocre - August 2010



Monday, 22 August 2016

Goal Rush at Latimer Park!

Between the Burton Park Wanderers game on Saturday and Sunday's Dylan Cecil Charity game, no less than 29 goals hit the back of the new, rippling onion-bags over the weekend.

Leaving aside BPW's amusingly unfortunate reverse, those in attendance on the Sunday saw the Sonics defeat the Angry Birds (computer characters, I'm assured) by the small matter of 10-4.  In many ways it was difficult to differentiate between watching this game and watching the Poppies play.  Lots of unfit, heavily tattooed blokes, struggling to control the bobbling ball, being heckled mercilessly from the sidelines.

To make it seem even more like a Poppies game. both dug-outs were filled with blokes with their arms crossed, making completely ineffectual changes!

Were it not for the fact that BOTH teams managed to score, one could easily have been forgiven for thinking it was the Poppies playing!

Several hundred pounds were raised for the The Dylan Cecil Memorial Fund, with, hopefully more to following from a joint Poppies Trust - DCMF Race Night, due to be held at Latimer Park on Friday 2nd September.

If you can, please try to buy a horse / jockey for the event, or, better still, get to Latimer Park on the 2nd to have a flutter, a few drinks and some stodge.  It may make the following day's defeat game at Leek more bearable.





Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Has Marcus Lost It?

An audio recording has leaked onto online media, purporting to feature Marcus Law lambasting his players at half-time against Redditch.  It must have done some good as the team turned a 0-1 halftime score into a 3-1 win.

Video footage has now become available of Marcus's tirade, which makes us wonder, is this man fit to be a football manager?


video




Monday, 15 August 2016

Private Patgod Piece for Pete

Possible return to Leek Town in FA Cup

This will be of interest to no-one but PW and me, but I certainly remember the steak pie at the Red Lion before our last game at Leek - a small matter of 18 years ago.  Sod the football - let's stay in the pub this time!


Yum yum 



Sunday, 14 August 2016

A week truly is a long time in Poppyland

Last week - an opening day win at Dorchester, on the back of the unveiling of the club's plans for Latimer Park.

OK, it was a win at a team that will be lucky to stay up this season, and the ground development plans at Latimer Park are heavily dependent on permission / neighbours / a sh*t-load of money, but still it was heady days for a few days.

A couple of miserable home performances later and it's all doom and gloom for Poppies fans, with the internet at risk of buckling under the weight of our wrath and hatred.  But how else are we supposed to react when faced with -


  • No goals
  • Not much discernible effort
  • No burger van
  • One too many ex-Scum players on the pitch
  • A very poorly designed new kit (who had the idea for that cheeky plunging neckline?)
  • Pitch still bloody bobbly.  
    • And bone dry.  
    • And concrete hard.  
    • And made wider to accommodate our mysterious wing-play (!)
  • A manager who still won't make every decision EXACTLY how every single one of us would make them!


Just 43 games left to go......



To be honest, with the lack of  chances created
by the rest of the team, we might as well
have played this Sam Smith up front.





Friday, 12 August 2016

Poppies fans take defeat in their stride




Watch out Marcus, Pedro wants
to talk tactics!

Tuesday, 9 August 2016