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A home win, a recovery and glad this season is over.

Maghull 2 - 1 Chester Nomads

Saturday 25th April 2015 kick off 3pm



I had to wait for a few of days, deciding how to approach this last waffle of the season.

No drunken stupor after last seasons league campaign. No annoyance and watching my p's and q's after the shambles of last seasons cup final. No, this was altogether different and hard to put into words. After a fairly decent start, the guts were ripped out of the side and to finish 8th was a job well…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on April 28, 2015 at 21:00 — No Comments

Yawn, yawn and yawn again

Hale 0 - 0 Maghull

Saturday 18th April 2015 kick off 3pm

For those of you who missed this, congratulations.

This game was the ultimate, in an end of season meaningless affair. And looked like a blueprint for the shambles at Wembley, by one side, the following day

George thought he would have to carry me home, so much was the attack of boredom instilled in me, during the course of this horrible 90 minutes. But at least the weather was nice and I got…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on April 20, 2015 at 21:15 — No Comments

Nearly a worldy, bare bones and back to the future ?

Capenhurst Villa 0 - 1 Maghull

Saturday 4th April 2015 kick off 3pm

What a very nice surprise Saturday was. After some lacklustre performances of late, this was as good a performance as we have seen from Maghull for some time. Just a shame that the scoreline did not reflect it.

The game is all about opinions and no doubt the odd one will disagree with me, but I think I have shown to be honest and fair (a bit brutal at times too) and on this occasion…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on April 6, 2015 at 23:47 — No Comments

A scary scoreline, a break needed, so shall we finish the season now

Maghull 1 - 2 Mossley Hill

Saturday 28th March 2015  kick off 3pm

The fortress is well and truly broken and battered.

What was a place that seemed to strike fear into the opposition, Old Hall Field has become a playground for visitors. The lads are under the gun here and it seems like a rut they are struggling to get out of.

Mossley Hill have a habit of taking points off us in recent seasons, but Saturday really should have brought about a turn in…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on March 31, 2015 at 23:23 — No Comments

Which way's the beach ? A flurry of sorts and sore eyes.

Maghull 2 - 3 West Kirby

Saturday 21st March 2015 kick off 3pm

Was this a game too many for the season ? Ok, it hasn't been the best, but I certainly hope not, as there are four games left and as things stand a final placing in the bottom half of the table is a possibility. And we don't want that do we !

Saturday looked like many had the end of the season in view, all well and good if going out with a flourish is the way it is to be. Instead, it was…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on March 24, 2015 at 20:03 — No Comments

Was it or wasn't it, who is guilty and sick of a certain saying.

Maghull 1 - 2 Cammell Lairds Reserves 

Saturday 14th March 2015 kick off 3pm

Controversy could reign supreme here, but I can only report on what I see and pass comment on what I hear. So don't shoot the messenger.

Shall we get the facts out of the way first ?

For the (I don't know, I have lost count) time this season, Maghull have walked off a pitch to comments of, that was our hardest game of the season. But it is a tough compliment to take, when…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on March 17, 2015 at 19:47 — No Comments

The wind, the ski season and the snoring

Chester Nomads 1 - 1 Maghull

Saturday 7th March 2015  kick off 3pm

If anyone cares to disagree, you should have been here with me.

Because of the weather, it was destined to be a difficult game. Throw in a slope and you get the picture that this game had horrendous written all over it. And so it turned out to be.

Maghull had to focus on keeping their left side busy in the first half and vice versa for the hosts. Chester actually played the…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on March 9, 2015 at 23:08 — No Comments

Throwing it away, a worldy and it wasn't the refs fault

Maghull 1 - 2 Mallaby

Saturday 28th February 2015  kick off 2pm

This was not the best match of the season and the only real surprise was the quality of the winner.

It is quite difficult to make much of Saturdays proceedings, due to there being not much in the way to report. The sidelines seemed to offer much more in the way of talking points. But let's not go there.

The early pace was set by the referee. Two quite silly challenges by a visitor,…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on March 3, 2015 at 23:22 — No Comments

No gripes over officials, no sob stories, just wish I had not found this ground instead.

Helsby 4 - 0 Maghull

Saturday 21st February 2015  kick off 2pm



What can be said.

I have pondered and pondered and for the life of me I just cannot come up with a feasible enough adjective, that will not upset or annoy people. So, instead, let's skip the waffle and tell it how it was.

In Maghulls defence, and this is one of the few crumbs of comfort I can come up with, the pitch was a shambles. It held more in common with the himalayas and made…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on February 23, 2015 at 21:17 — No Comments

Marriner & Poll, Fifa Law 12 and the officials taking centre stage. AGAIN

Southport Trinity 3 - 1 Maghull

Friday 6th February 2015 kick off 8pm



This season I am beginning to sound like Jose Mourinho. Whining, whinging, moaning etc about officials.

I have proved two officials wrong (and proved another point) this season, now for the hat trick,

For the benefit of the club officials, please let me know if you feel I am doing a disservice to the side by being vociferous in my comments about decisions. But as Jose says,…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on February 9, 2015 at 0:30 — No Comments

A deceiving pitch, decent officials, but did they really enjoy it

Blacon YC 0 - 5 Maghull

Saturday 18th January 2015 kick off 2pm



The scoreline gives the impression that I should be waxing lyrical, about a five star performance, the nap hand (still don't know where that saying came from) and any other football related cliche that you can muster up. But no !

Maybe I am getting picky, but though this performance probably would have gained the three points in the last game, it should also have produced many, many,…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on January 20, 2015 at 0:30 — No Comments

Are Expectation Levels really too high at Villa Park?

‘The expectancy levels outweigh the realism,’

Paul Lambert boldly stated in reaction to his sides loss to bottom of the table Leicester.

There is an argument that too many Villa fans are living in a time that they haven't actually experienced, a time when the name Aston Villa meant something, a time when it was a team to be feared... not only in the England but across Europe.

We have,…

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Added by WorldClass on January 13, 2015 at 10:48 — 1 Comment

A shambles, putting things in perspective and why Shanks was wrong

Maghull 2 - 4 Vauxhall Motors

Saturday 3rd September 2015 kick off 2pm

Somebody told me, I would never again see a performance as bad as the humiliation at Cammell Lairds two years ago. Saturdays first half had me wondering if they were right. How Maghull came off the park, after 45 minutes, only trailing 3-1 is beyond belief. They could not have complained had it been six or seven.

A non existent defence and midfield culminated in Vauxhalls putting on…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on January 7, 2015 at 20:50 — No Comments

Early out of the traps, a stroll in the park and late again

Maghull 6 - 0 Ashville

Saturday 27th January 2015  kick off 2pm

Received my weekly gripe about not making the kick off, but this time the swines went and caught me out by popping in a very early opener. Apparently, Madden and Boyle played a neat interchange before setting up Dutton to strike home to give Maghull a very early lead.

From there onwards, Lee Carrol just had to be still and the clean sheet was guaranteed.

Boyle, having the run of the…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on December 31, 2014 at 11:54 — No Comments

15 months in the making, a game changer and the loss of silverware ?

Maghull 0-1 South Liverpool

Saturday 13th December 2014 kick off 2pm

It looks like another weeks wait for that change of luck.

The league leaders came to Old Hall Field looking to take a ten point lead at the top of the table, albeit over nearest challengers who have three games in hand. But this one was a real must win for Maghull, to keep them in the title race. After suffering an abrupt about turn in the reverse fixture earlier in the season (leading…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on December 15, 2014 at 22:57 — No Comments

Jeckyll and Hyde, a different view of things and officials revisited.

Newton 2-1 Maghull

Saturday 6th December 2014 kick off 2pm

I am beginning to think I sound like a broken record. That was something we had before cd's youngsters.

We shall start with the first half.

It was quite a decent half of football. Newton, who showed at Old Hall Field that they are a much improved side from last season, kept themselves in a game that Maghull really should have taken by the scruff of the neck.

Some very good play and a…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on December 9, 2014 at 23:53 — No Comments

A crazy start (so I believe) a comeback and Kenny Rogers shows up at last

Maghull 4-2 Newton

Saturday 22nd November 2014 kick off 2pm

No matter what I do, these officilas just have a bad tendency to have games kick off on time. So the afternoons main talking point seemed to revolve around a matter while I was being held up by a Crocodile on the loose, on the A49 . Why don't these officials hold up the kick off times to allow all people to gain access to the ground !!

So rumour has it, that Lee Carrol was quite lucky to stay on…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on November 24, 2014 at 17:59 — No Comments

Making history, misleading and we need a Kenny Rogers

Capenhurst Villa 1 - 1 Maghull  aet   penalties... apparently 4-2 !!!  Pyke Cup

Saturday November 8th 2014 kick off 1.30pm  

I may find it difficult to put the events of Saturday into words, but bear with me, I could find a way.

A decent first half of football produced a goal a piece. From an attacking point, fine efforts, but from a defensive side, you must say there were questions marks on both occasions.

After a cagey start from both sides,…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on November 11, 2014 at 16:21 — No Comments

Possession, possession and relief

Ashville 0 - 1 Maghull

Saturday November 1st 2014  kick off 3pm

This game a had a similar feel to the one seven days previous.

More possession than the law allows, some great moves and some very good performances. But deary me, the finishing !!

A first half of more or less attack against defence, gave us the jitters as no matter what Maghull did, the ball was not going in the net. That Rooney bloke could have been watching as his alleged bit of…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on November 4, 2014 at 22:39 — No Comments

Ten men, AGAIN, lots of possession and not taking chances.

Mallaby 2-0 Maghull

Saturday 25th October 2014  kick off 3pm



If this scoreline had read Mallaby 2 Maghull 6 it would not have been a misleading tale.

But for that to have happened, you have to at least test the keeper.. On this occasion it didn't happen.

For the first half hour, Mallaby barely got out of their own half. But with poor finishing and sloppy play, Maghull managed to conjure up a half time deficit, after being in total control of…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on October 27, 2014 at 16:49 — No Comments

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