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by BlackpoolRock
28 Mar 2017, 22:35
Forum: ISF Solo League
Topic: Brookfield Solo League: Season 05
Replies: 33
Views: 762

Re: Brookfield Solo League: Season 05

What Were We Watching? Blundell City 1, Brimpton Rovers 1. Blundell City came into this game after a fine, surprise, 3-0 win at Aberdither, which was achieved through a series of through passes down the middle from their midfield men. They began this game as though that strategy had gone to their h...
by BlackpoolRock
27 Mar 2017, 11:07
Forum: ISF Solo League
Topic: Brookfield Solo League: Season 05
Replies: 33
Views: 762

Re: Brookfield Solo League: Season 05

Cup update: Second Round, 2nd Replay: Mill Athletic 0-2 Iveley Park. A very early goal, followed by another at the end of the first half, settled this tie in favour of the First Division side, who never looked in much difficulty. In Round Three they will visit another promotion hopeful team, Blackri...
by BlackpoolRock
26 Mar 2017, 14:06
Forum: ISF Solo League
Topic: Brookfield Solo League: Season 05
Replies: 33
Views: 762

Re: Brookfield Solo League: Season 05

Points Shared at the Top Mill Town 0, Bullford 0. Didn't it just have to happen? The League's highest scorers playing its (arguably) most attack minded team. We turn up to report on all the goals and action, and......! After the early exchanges were quite even, each team strove to create chances, b...
by BlackpoolRock
22 Mar 2017, 18:01
Forum: ISF Solo League
Topic: Brookfield Solo League: Season 05
Replies: 33
Views: 762

Re: Brookfield Solo League: Season 05

Replay Round-up. The only place to begin this is Mill Town, where South Barsham came back from conceding the first goal to put their hosts out of the competition. Bolasie had given Town an early lead and it was against the run of play when Bickle equalised midway through the half. The home side, th...
by BlackpoolRock
22 Mar 2017, 11:08
Forum: ISF Solo League
Topic: geow6 - International football
Replies: 23
Views: 663

Re: geow6 - International football

That's fascinating. Eight of the twelve teams still in there with a realistic chance of making the tournament.

Three of them are going to be very disappointed.
by BlackpoolRock
21 Mar 2017, 19:50
Forum: ISF Solo League
Topic: Brookfield Solo League: Season 05
Replies: 33
Views: 762

Re: Brookfield Solo League: Season 05

When I was ten we never had the opportunities to see such sights on children's tv, and even if we did they'd only have been in black and white. I like to think that returning to a childhood hobby, in preference to watching tv, keeps the grey matter ticking over and helps keep me sane, although I app...
by BlackpoolRock
21 Mar 2017, 16:04
Forum: ISF Solo League
Topic: Brookfield Solo League: Season 05
Replies: 33
Views: 762

Re: Brookfield Solo League: Season 05

F.A.Cup Round-up. The two "Towns" of the Second Division require a replay to decide which of them progresses further. Alex Young put Blackridge ahead early on, with Carlo Corazzin equalising mid-way through the first half. Defences were generally on top in this one, and there was hardly a chance wo...
by BlackpoolRock
21 Mar 2017, 15:12
Forum: ISF Solo League
Topic: Brookfield Solo League: Season 05
Replies: 33
Views: 762

Re: Brookfield Solo League: Season 05

Solid Display From Western F.A.Cup Second Round: Highwood Athletic 0, Western Villa 1. Highwood Athletic are joint leaders of the Conference, along with Danefield. It is almost certain that one of these clubs will join the League, for the first time, next season. For now, though, we're concentratin...
by BlackpoolRock
21 Mar 2017, 14:12
Forum: ISF Solo League
Topic: Brookfield Solo League: Season 05
Replies: 33
Views: 762

Re: Brookfield Solo League: Season 05

No Giant Killing; But What a Match F.A.Cup Second Round: South Barsham 2, Mill Town 2. Although they're in the lower half of Division Two, South Barsham's results have improved recently, now they have sorted their selection dilemmas. Their First Round victory at Brimpton Rovers has rewarded them wi...
by BlackpoolRock
17 Mar 2017, 13:04
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: Subbuteo in Spain?
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Subbuteo in Spain?

Sorry I can't help you, but good to hear from you again.

It's apparent that you're still enjoying your Subbuteo. Enjoy your holiday, hope you find some enjoyable games out there.
by BlackpoolRock
15 Mar 2017, 17:51
Forum: ISF Solo League
Topic: Brookfield Solo League: Season 05
Replies: 33
Views: 762

Re: Brookfield Solo League: Season 05

Stalemate in the Promotion Match Blackridge Town 0, Mill Athletic 0. Mill Athletic came into this match with a three point lead in the Division Two table. Their hosts are in a tightly-packed chasing group. Blackridge Town, wearing blue and white, play a passing 4-4-2 game, while Athletic, who for y...
by BlackpoolRock
15 Mar 2017, 15:02
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: Fouls
Replies: 21
Views: 440

Re: Fouls

Couldn't agree more. In the solo game, the contrast of strategies, in both attack and defence, is all you have to distinguish between the teams, as the standard of flicking is consistent. I find that my games are becoming increasingly retro, as the rules of former years are, to me, more suited to so...
by BlackpoolRock
15 Mar 2017, 12:00
Forum: ISF Solo League
Topic: Gullseye FA Cup 2016/7
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: Gullseye FA Cup 2016/7

That's the sort of spontaneity and unpredictability that produces the interest and fascination in what we do. Any attempt to favour certain teams or "arrange" results would simply spoil it. In one of my recent games a Melchester Rovers player must have "tripped" a split second before shooting for go...
by BlackpoolRock
11 Mar 2017, 08:54
Forum: ISF Solo League
Topic: geow6 - International football
Replies: 23
Views: 663

Re: geow6 - International football

Are you still having to paint the less familiar colours yourself, in addition to playing the matches?

If so, your keeping up with the schedules is even more admirable. It's a fascinating concept to devise and take on, and is developing into a fine competition.
by BlackpoolRock
08 Mar 2017, 21:29
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: Fouls
Replies: 21
Views: 440

Re: Fouls

As I wrote earlier, such a rule actually existed in the early editions of the Subbuteo Handbook, which I was surprised to discover.

I would expect that there are very few red cards in your solo games, because merely the presence of such a deterrent implies that more care will be taken.

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