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Tottenham need one or two strikers - urgently

Kane has potential but needs a year or so.

Pochetino apparently doesn't think Soldado can be a lead striker. Ade has demonstrated time and again that his inconsistent and lackadaisical efforts will not do the trick. To ensure they are in contention, Spurs need to target at least one and preferably 2 of Hernandez, Welbeck, Destro, Bony.

Added by Brian Fisher on August 28, 2014 at 4:12 — No Comments

Can Louis van Gaal take forward the Legacy of Alex Ferguson?

Louis van Gaal has replaced the legendary Alex Ferguson of Manchester United. The new manager of Manchester United has set expectations among Man U fans and the management. Eyes are on Gaal on whether he will be able to take Ferguson’s legacy forward.

The 62 year old Manchester United manager has signed the three year contract. What is more? Football ace Ryan Giggs will now be assisting the newly appointed manager. Van Gaal has already replaced David Moyes, who has been currently…

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Added by Osamede Umweni on August 25, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Decisions, opinions and keeping away from Ray

Maghull 6-1 Hale

Wednesday 20th August 2014 kick off 6.30pm



After Saturdays loss, it was nice to see the lads get back to winning ways.

The game took some time to come to life and if truth be told, maybe the first ten minutes gave cause for concern again. One or two good defensive challenges and sweeping up by the keeper, kept the fiesty visitors out.

Maghull came to life and began creating chances. Two good efforts from Michael Boyle came…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on August 21, 2014 at 22:15 — No Comments

A poor reverse. plan b gone wrong and red means danger

South Liverpool 2-1 Maghull

Saturday 16th August 2014 kick off 3pm



Not much to say about this game, other than it didn't work and South deserved the win.

If the game was on chances alone, it could have been a hiding. Fortunately a decent save here and there, some poor finishing and a couple of great blocks kept the scoreline close.

The referee may not have had his best game ever and I think he got Robert Nadines first booking wrong, but…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on August 18, 2014 at 22:10 — No Comments

The Champions return, a tough encounter and ability wins the day

Maghull 3-1 Southport Trinity

Wednesday 13th August 2014 kick off 6.30pm



The much awaited return of the West Cheshire League Champions, came in a much tougher game than expected.

In a hard fought first half, Southport had the better of the play. A little extra fight and zip about their passing, though not much in the way of end product. They did, though, take the lead. Some may say, they had the temerity, to go ahead, in what was supposed to be the…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on August 18, 2014 at 21:34 — No Comments

First competitive game, a cloud burst and a tough victory

Maghull 4-1 Newton

Bill Weight semi final

Tuesday 5th August 2014 kick off 6.30pm

Sorry it's late peeps.

Blame that slavedriver, I have as a boss. Been bloody shattered all week.

So, we had a game with meaning, at last.

Newton, a side I kind of have a soft spot for, no idea why, came along and made a good fight of this one.

Phil Staffords lads had played some quality sides, all at a much higher level, during the pre season. Of…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on August 10, 2014 at 14:04 — No Comments

A fiesty encounter, not much between the sides and the rookie boss.

Maghull 2-3 Burscough

Saturday 26th July 2014  kick off 3pm

Todays game was very well officiated let it be said. And good gestures made by both sets of managers.

The players seemed to get involved in a bit of a battle, that led to the substitutions of a few players that, lets say in a league game may have seen them taking an early bath.

Burscough, who are 4 levels above Maghull, started the brighter. Lots of crisp passing and good movement up…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on July 27, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

A cracking performance, just not our night and way too hot for football.

Maghull 1-2 AFC Liverpool

Tuesday 22nd July 2014 kick off 7.15pm

On a night that was more suited to sandy beaches, long cool drinks and faffing about in the sea. Maghull put in a really good performance,but, for the second time in four days, saw the scoreline not reflecting the match at all. And again, against higher league opposition.

AFC had slightly better of the early exchanges, but when they took then lead, it came as a bit of a surprise. They had…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on July 27, 2014 at 11:51 — No Comments

Three for the price of one and a game were fitness was the only factor.

Maghull 0-4 Bootle

Saturday 19th July kick off 3pm

Hellay every bloody peeps !!

Nice to have you back.

One thing I have noticed, through the lack of comments, is that very few read these daft ramblings.

Nobody seemed to notice (on the Maghull website) that I hadn't even posted a report, for the first two games, after the Burscough match.

You little scamps.

Anyway, it was nice to be at Old Hall Field again, after the World Cup…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on July 27, 2014 at 11:17 — No Comments

Not the high we wanted, those horrid hands of fate, ahh well, we won the LEAGUE.

Maghull 1 - 1 West Kirby  aet 1-1  West Kirby win 3-2 on penalties

Wednesday 7th May 2014  kick off 7pm

Okkkkkk

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…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on May 8, 2014 at 20:51 — No Comments

A double comeback, loads of character and a trophy in the bag

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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Added by Lennie McQueen on May 4, 2014 at 20:22 — No Comments

End of season blues, a late shock, now let's get the double lads.

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…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on April 29, 2014 at 13:31 — No Comments

A stroll in the park, Willo takes a late lead and a lesson to be learned.

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…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on April 20, 2014 at 12:24 — No Comments

Back on their perch.

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…

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Added by Stewart Owadally on April 20, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

A mish mash of a side,the boss on the beach and a dress rehearsal

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…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on April 15, 2014 at 23:16 — No Comments

CAMPIONI, CAMPIONI, CAMPIONI MAGHULL FC

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…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on March 30, 2014 at 13:40 — No Comments

Another stumble, back to normality and a point away from history

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…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on March 23, 2014 at 15:22 — No Comments

Wakey wakey lads, an awful day at the office and two weeks to become heroes.

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…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on March 16, 2014 at 21:52 — No Comments

A stroll gone wrong, when not to pass and Pirlo nearly got throttled.

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…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on March 9, 2014 at 13:18 — No Comments

Three more points, a bit of a nightmare, but the sun returned

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…

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Added by Lennie McQueen on March 3, 2014 at 0:07 — No Comments

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