Friday, 5 June 2009

No more updates

Just one more post -- the best of / worst of list.... then this blog will not be updated ---

OK – here goes : and I am prepared to be shot at !!!


Game : Sutton Tn AFC 4-3 Yorkshire Main – good old fashioned finger-biter……although Worksop 3-1 Frickley was not far behind.

Food : Not too many occasions we had to buy food, but Gedling MW’s cheeseburger and chips were superb – fresh burgers, not the usual frozen ones. Alternative ? Any Pukka pie outlet!!

Coffee/tea : Forest Town / Greenwood Meadows / my flask !

Goal : 364 to choose from !! Cup : Ben Newman -- overhead kick for Pinxton v Sutton Tn AFC at Sth Normanton. League : has to be between Ben Greenhalgh’s great run, dribble and fierce drive for Sutton V Nettleham in April and Julian Topliss’ run and shot for Ollerton Tn at Bliworth in May.

Raffle win: Bottle of Pinot Grigio at Carlton Tn

Programme : Not an avid programme collector, but there are a few grounds where buying one is a must.

1) Rainworth MW – editor Gordon Foster
2) Gedling MW – editor Tony Hay

The overall best programme must be Eastwood Town’s Andy Cope’s publication for the Notts F.A. Senior Cup final - £2 but superb.

Best programme

Referee : Rob Rees / David Sullivan


Game :

Mansfield Town v York City or Worksop Tn v Eastwood – take your pick!

Coffee/tea : Rainworth MW and Gedling Town for quality, Calverton for quantity.

: Colin Barraclough

Food : probably Mansfield’s pies – not too good, let me tell you.

Programme : For value it has to be the Pinxton cup final effort at £1.50 for 4 pages

Worst value programme


Good feeling moments:

1) Going back to Field Mill
2) Seeing Tony Hay at Gedling MW after his recovery from a vicious knife attack.
3) Blidworth W v Ollerton Town – great game in great company

Funny moments :

1) Rob Hornby getting his hat knocked off his head at Kimberley.
2) Also at Kimberley – Brian Dennett struggling with his OXO after putting as little too much salt in it!!!

Strange moments:

1) Looking up from a game at Radcliffe to see a dark hooded figure looming close by – we thought the grim reaper had come for us….weird!!!
2) Ilkeston v Eastwood – why that police helicopter at half-time????

Statistics –

Games 100
Goals 364
Average 3.64
Grounds visited 29

Most visits:

Kirlington Road, Rainworth - 9 times
Stoke Lane, Carlton - 9 times
Watnall road, Hucknall - 9 times

Most goals in a game:

Not counting the pre-season friendly, Gedling Tn 1-11 Eastwood Town, the highest aggregate was 10 : Rolls Royce Leisure 6-4 Sutton Tn AFC and Kimberley Tn 2-8 Forest Town.

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Thursday, 28 May 2009

Season 2009-2010

Well... just been to Field Mill and bought me and Kev's season tickets.

I walked towards the ticket office and was beckoned into the foyer where I was greeted by MTFC chairman Andrew Perry. He lent me his pen to fill out a cheque! I haven't paid for anything by cheque for it was, I had had a bit of a struggle remembering where my cheque book was!!!

Cheque is the preferred method of payment - debit and credit cards attracted a 5% card charge - so a saving of £19.50 just like that!
Asked for Quarry Lane End tickets but we will have no idea of where the seats will be. Fear not : Mr. Perry assured me that if the seats designated to us are not to our liking, we can very easily be re-located.

So, season 2009-10 should pan out like this:

Stags home games every two weeks or so, with another local non-league game on alternative Saturday's. Tuesday will still see us out and about locally- if the Stags aren't at home. Still hope to get 100 games in, but with 23 games at Field Mill I can see our this season goal average of 3.64 dipping a little. We are not expecting goal feasts in the Conference.

I can't begin to explain how good it is to be going "home" again.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Review of season 2008-2009


I was planning on writing a review of the season just passed, but I have changed my the hell can I hope to get anywhere near the66pow review.. I'll tell you what, Rob Waite is the master!

All I had planned was a best of /worst of effort, but now I feel like just calling it a day and spending my summer reading other blogs to see if I can learn how to write correctly and get somewhere near the quality that has been on show this season from various bliddy bloggers........

Ah well.... I might still spend five minutes on mine and Kev's best/worst bits, but my HEARTS not in it.....

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Saturday 23rd May 2009 pt 111

Carlton Town Reserves 2-0 Yorkshire Main Reserves -- CML Presidents Cup

A recently added fixture to the CML season gave us the chance to notch up our 100th game of the season.

Played at the Stag Ground, home of Kimberley Town FC, CML Supreme Reserve Division champions Carlton Town took on CML Premier Reserve Division champions Yorkshire Main.

The only seat available and Brian Dennett nabbs it!!

Nice day out in the sunshine, decent turn out - and another chance to meet up with Rob Waite aka "Ian Midloth" - he had brought along his friend Adam, a Lincoln City fan... well, we're none of us perfect...!!!!

The football was of a decent standard, but nothing that made you want to take copious notes.

One moment to report was a shot from a Carlton player that flew over the bar and dipped under the stand and took Rob Hornby's cap off his head!! H-T 0-0

More of the same for the first 15 minutes of the second period, then Carlton were awarded a penalty after one of their players was bundled over in the area. STEVE COX stepped up and calmly slotted home the spot-kick.

Steve Cox sends the keeper the wrong way

A few minutes later, Carlton doubled their lead when an 18 yard shot from MATT PEBERDAY flew past the Yorkshire Main keeper. F-T 2-0

There was a bit of nonsense after the game -- with the cups and trophies all lined up ready to be presented, Yorkshire Main were kept waiting by Carlton who had decided to have a team talk .... Some unpleasant language and abuse was directed at League officials by the Yorkshire Main contingent, and that was not really in keeping with the day.

Also, being from Nottingham it has always baffled me why, after all the intervening years since 1984, we are still called "scabs" by Yorkshire people - anyway this was turned on it's head at this game with one of the YM management complaining that it's always the same, "as soon as we cross from Yorkshire into Nottingham, they get reminded of the miners strike".... come on people - this was 25 years ago --

Carlton Tn Res collect their 4th trophy of the season

More images from the game

Admission £3 inc programme

Attendance -- approx 100 ?

Next? Working on a "best of /worst of" list, other than that we'll be back mid July when pre-season games begin new ontheroad site

Saturday 23rd May 2009 pt 11

Carlton Tn Res v Yorkshire Main Res - CML Presidents Cup

CML's Rob Hornby asked me to photograph the pre-match handshakes.....