Maghull 1 - 1 West Kirby aet 1-1 West Kirby win 3-2 on penalties
Wednesday 7th May 2014 kick off 7pm
This is my blog, I can say what I want on this and I am not censored by league politics.
No apologies whatsoever for what follows, but I will say I had massive respect for Phil Stafford and Stuart Kier prior to last nights game. For the restraint shown by both parties and applauding the victors at the end of the game, you are better men…Continue
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Maghull Reserves 3-2 Richmond Raith Rovers Mags aet 90 minutes 1-1
Saturday 3rd May 2014 kick off 2pm
Maghull arrived at Villa Park, home of Ashville FC, for this Haworth & Gallagher Bowl Final. A venue, that has been the scene of many a heartbreak in cup encounters over the years ! The boys met at Maghull early, for breakfast and to take in the atmosphere of Cup Final day.
There is a special feeling about the club at the moment and although up against…
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Maghull 1-1 Mossley Hill
Saturday 26th April 2014 kick off 3pm
Saturday was a bit of a strange day, to say the least.
The title wrapped up, a cup final on it's way and a fulfilling of league fixtures. But it shouldn't have been.
The chance to put a win on the board, against all league opponents, slipped by in a sloppy performance.
It felt like a loss, after this seasons performances, but Maghull FC's exitlude from the West Cheshire League programme, of…Continue
Added by Lennie McQueen on April 29, 2014 at 13:31 — No Comments
Heswall 1 - 3 Maghull
Saturday 19th April 2014 kick off 3pm
A strange kind of game took place yesterday. The hosts, last seasons league champions, had been relegated and were now playing for pride. The newly crowned champions, were merely fulfilling fixtures. So not a lot to play for.
But a stylish display by Maghull, made it a pleasure to watch.
In all fairness, if they had been in need of ten goals, they could probably have scored them, thus was the…Continue
Added by Lennie McQueen on April 20, 2014 at 12:24 — No Comments
Some of us have been fortunate enough to go and watch the team we support play football. Some can only dream of it, while following games unfold on television, radio, or live text updates.
None of us expect to die in the pursuit of the unique feeling of seeing your team win a match.
As a lifelong Manchester United fan, I don't particularly like Liverpool Football Club. And it's fair to say that, at times, I feel pure hatred for them.
But on these days, when the…Continue
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West Kirby 0 - 4 Maghull
Monday 14th April 2014 kick off 6.30pm
Well, well, well, what did we have here.
Youth team regulars playing, Paul Jackson as a stand in left back, Danny Dillon in goal and the welcome return of Lee McConchie after 6 months out with injury.
And a much appreciated guard of honour by West Kirby for the newly crowned league champions.
But it took only a minute, for the Champions to show they had not took their foot…Continue
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Maghull 4-1 Ashville
Saturday 29th March 2014 kick off 3pm
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL CONCERNED WITH MAGHULL FOOTBALL CLUB
CARLSBERG WEST CHESHIRE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 2013/14
AND HISTORY MAKERS
How, on earth, am I supposed to write about what happened yesterday !
Wax lyrical ?
I do not have the literary prowess, to do Saturday 29th March 2014 justice, for Maghull Football Club.
Heroes all round, came to the fore. From the Chairman…Continue
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Cammell Lairds Reserves 2 - 5 Maghull
Saturday 22nd March 2014 kick off 3pm
The boss promised a reaction and we got one... but it did take another sloppy and mediocre 45 minutes to bring it about. And no doubt a few rattling of sabres in the dressing room at half time.
To be fair, Maghull did not start too badly. Took the game to the hosts and though not carving them open, did bring about two top quality saves from the Lairds keeper in the first half. But…Continue
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Christleton 1 - 0 Maghull
Saturday 15th March 2013 kick off 3pm
First of all, sorry Phil, but after yesterday and today, thought this had to be the pic. (Pic is on maghullfc site, for those reading on my blog)
The warning signs had been there. Some sloppy performances in the past few weeks culminated in a shocker. One step forward all those who felt they put in a shift yesterday. Only two should bother, who shall remain nameless.
I used a line, after…Continue
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Capenhurst Villa 2-2 Maghull Maghull win 4-3 on penalties
Wirral Senior Cup
Saturday 8th March 2013 kick off 2pm
Pushing on two years ago, I was told to get more involved in sports, again, after my dance with the devil. Yesterday, you very nearly had me meeting him again. Don't ever do that again, more on that later.
On a pitch, that had more in common with a harvest festival, than footballing activities, it stood out that Maghulls normal…Continue
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Maghull 1-0 Newton
Saturday 1st March 2013 kick off 3pm
I will find it hard to say much about this game. I don't think anyone could say much about it to be honest.
It had all the quality and gusto of a meaningless, end of season affair. But this game did have meaning, three very important points where up for grabs.
On a lovely sunny day, the newly found bright weather seemed to throw the players into some sort of strange lull. And…Continue
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Maghull 3-2 Hale
Saturday 8th February 2014 kick off 2pm
The English weather is certainly doing it's best, to cause maximum chaos to the West Cheshire League fixtures this winter. Luckily, Maghull has a pitch that can cope, with all the constant rain of these past six to eight weeks.
So yesterday, we had a game on.
Before I go any further, the scoreline makes this game look like a close one. Only the incorrect sending off of Steve King, made the game a bit…Continue
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Maghull 2-1 Heswall
Saturday 11th January 2014 kick off 2pm
I am back... stop groaning, but thanks for the get well stuff etc... now, to the important stuff.
Can we start hoping, that the weather takes a turn for the better and that the pitches on the Wirral dry up, after another bout of seemingly waterlogged grounds, stopped any league matches across the water.
In, what the bookies would describe as, a home banker, the conditions played a…Continue
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Southport Trinity 1-2 Maghull
Saturday 4th January 2014 kick off 3pm
I wasn't present, so I cannot really comment on the proceedings. Just go on the minuscule of texts peeps sent me during the game. And being told to sit down and rest as my stitches will burst.
Maghull went a goal down early on.
Apparently quite sloppy...don't blame the messenger, this time lads.
A jinxy run, typical of Jay McGrane, brought about the equaliser. Colin McDonald…Continue
Added by Lennie McQueen on January 12, 2014 at 21:19 — No Comments
It’s amazing how much a pensioner sitting in Row Z is becoming a potential reason why David Moyes is floundering in his first few months at Manchester United.
The British press, egos still wounded by being treated for years with unheard of irreverence, are going after the man who now has no means of rebuttal, laying blame at his door for the demise of the club he led peerlessly for over 20 years.
There are two main accusations that are getting more and more column inches.…Continue
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Maghull 4-2 Mallaby
Saturday 28th December 2013 kick off 2pm
Well, at least it was nice to get a game played. Though some parties did their utmost, to make sure it was a football match remembered for all the wrong reasons. The first minute brought a sign of what was to come !
A free kick was chipped into the box, Colin McDonald was pushed down, the referee waved play on. As our lost genius, David Coleman, would have said "Quite remarkable"
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Maghull 2-0 Upton AA
Saturday 14th December 2013 kick off 2pm
Earlier in the season, it was mentioned that the reports were becoming, maybe, a little too long. Of all these thing's that i've done, this one took all my will and endeavour, to actually write.
To say, that there was more interest in what was happening at the Etihad, is an understatement. And not a blonde to be seen when needed. So let's cut to the quick and do what is necessary.
Added by Lennie McQueen on December 17, 2013 at 14:17 — No Comments
Maghull 2-0 Chester Nomads
Saturday 7th December 2013 kick off 2pm
It is a very difficult job to make much of Saturdays game, it felt like a huge non event. Maybe after the huge games in the previous two weeks, a lull was to be expected. Well, this was a game, purely for insomniacs.
With a vast array of talent at his disposal (and some still on the injured list) Phil Stafford will probably now have his hardest work of the season in front of him. By keeping…Continue
Added by Lennie McQueen on December 9, 2013 at 16:42 — No Comments
Maghull 4-0 South Liverpool
Saturday 30th November 2013 kick off 2pm
Was this really a title decider ! While we are still in November ?
After this performance, from back to front, I think it's time to smile like you mean it. Points on the board, is the main thing in football and Phil Staffords team have done just that. And done the double over their nearest challenger for good measure.
It was built up as a big game and didn't disappoint. And…Continue
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Maghull 4-0 Vauxhall Motors Reserves
Saturday 23rd November 2013 kick off 2pm
A team in good form came to Old Hall Field on Saturday. And where quietly demolished.
Other than a strange moment with Lee Carrols footing, very early on, this was a performance that was one of the best of the season.
This Vauxhall side are no mugs, as last weeks result showed, but on Saturday it really was men against boys.In fact, after the torment given to the…Continue
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