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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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,…Continue
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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…Continue
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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,…Continue
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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,…Continue
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‘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.
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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,…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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