League Results, so far

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League Results, so far

Postby sammyboy249 » 28 Oct 2016, 18:19

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Postby sammyboy249 » 28 Oct 2016, 18:57
St Mirren 0-5 Dunfermline, a simply superb performance from Dunfermline, a stunning save from the Saints keeper set the tone, thereafter the Pars showed superb attacking intent, especially on the break.

Raith Rovers 1-3 Dunfermline -Another convincing win for Dunfermline, fairly even, the Pars took their chances. and sealed the win late on, after Rovers pulled a goal back to 1-2, entertaining play from both sides.

Newcastle 1-0 St Mirren- A tense game, with Newcastle, despite being at home were in their changed "Entertainers" purple and hooped kit to avoid the kit clash!! A game of very few chances, Newcastle missed a penalty, and the late Pavel Scrnicek made two solid saves late on to preserve the lead.

A real grudge match at Pittodrie under the lights- Aberdeen vs Rangers. Will update the league table on here soon !

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Re: League Results, so far

Postby BlackpoolRock » 28 Oct 2016, 19:07

It's not long ago that you were asking how to make solo play interesting.

Well, you certainly appear to have succeeded. Hope your matches are as exciting to play as they are to read about.

Keep it going, well done.

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Re: League Results, so far

Postby sammyboy249 » 28 Oct 2016, 20:12

Thanks Blackpool rock I lay both keepers down horizontally and try and shoot and manipulate the keepers too, fiddly though so I've often left it to the imagination and shot for goal the keeper save in the St Mirren vs Dunfermline game early on was pure instinct, I didn't control him and the shot was palmed away, pure drama!! Do miss an opponent but hey ho. A wee bit of adlibbing is done, always want to keep it as realistic as possible. 3 flicks per man rule. I play in a mini league with too others and they introduced the unlimted flicks rule. Faster game but it goes against my Subbuteo traditions. Because I was the newcomer to the established league didn't want to rock the boat etc etc.

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Re: League Results, so far

Postby sammyboy249 » 28 Oct 2016, 20:19

Some photos gents. Excuse the creases, I'm working on it!!
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Postby sammyboy249 » 28 Oct 2016, 20:20

Tussle which happened naturally by flicking during Dunfermline in their change red kit vs St Mirren. Had to capture the drama. Caption contest anyone ?!!

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Re: League Results, so far

Postby sammyboy249 » 28 Oct 2016, 20:24

Newcastle vs St Mirren at St James. The Toon in their change kit from the Entertainers era...despite being at home, only to avoid a kit clash.
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Postby BlackpoolRock » 28 Oct 2016, 23:39

The way we each play our solo league matches is as fascinating to me as reading about the matches themselves. It's all about what we feel comfortable with and, of course, our enjoyment. For me, many of the best moments occur when a shot is part-blocked or a corner is deflected towards the goal.

Personally I prefer to have the keeper off his wire or rod, and before a shot, the defence will get a blocking flick, if one is available, and a positioning of the keeper anywhere within his box. This may give the defence an advantage, but it also means that I can concentrate on the shot (I certainly need to) and once the shot has been taken, I can watch, and sometimes agonise, for a split second, as to which side of the post the ball will go.

Similarly, when the "long ball" is played toward a packed group of players, which player will win possession for his team? Some teams in my league deliberately play this way, and I'm pretty sure the "footballing sides" don't look forward to playing against them! I can't think of any other game which can imitate this, other than by rolling a dice or turning over a card. not quite the same thing. Also, just as every frame of snooker is different, so is every Subbuteo match.

This tactical and realism side is why I use fantasy teams. They can each have their own style and tactics, without me having to worry about what system each 'real' side actually plays.

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Re: League Results, so far

Postby sammyboy249 » 28 Oct 2016, 23:52

Aberdeen 2-0 Rangers . A fairly even game with both goals coming late in the 2nd half for the Dons. A game of few chances with defences, in the main cancelling one another out. The Dons scored and then added to their lead with minutes to go. A lacklustre Rangers performance. Severely lacking in ideas and tactical nouse.
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Aberdeen leaving their mark illegally on the Rangers midfield.

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Aberdeen wind the Rangers up with a Celtic like "huddle"
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the Dons celebrate their 2nd goal. The Rangers inquest to the goal continues with passions boiling over!!
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Postby sammyboy249 » 28 Oct 2016, 23:55

Rangers 1 -0 Raith Rovers. An incredibly tight , hard fight game where both sides showed their attacking intent. In truth, however both defences were solid, resolute and showed a well organised ethos. Rangers hit the post and both keepers made some vital saves. The winning goal came 3 mins from time. A vital win . Rangers fans were relieved to see the ball hit the net, and seal a massive win.

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Re: League Results, so far

Postby sammyboy249 » 29 Oct 2016, 00:09

The Aberdeen huddle is the bottom photo, my caption was formatted in the wrong photo. Apologies. Enjoy the photos. Will get some referee figures, once I get a board and stadium accessories. etc.

Lets see some solo league photos of matches inside stadiums etc .

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Re: League Results, so far

Postby sammyboy249 » 30 Oct 2016, 03:37

Blackpool Rock loved your review of all things solo. I'm not sure how I missed your message. Notifications are playing up my apologies . Keen to hear more solo league reports.

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Re: League Results, so far

Postby BlackpoolRock » 30 Oct 2016, 09:14

I've become most impressed with the illustrations you, and others, use to accompany your reports. I'm thinking of purchasing my first digital camera.

What might occur, though, when a technology numskull like me attempts to upload a photo on here, I dread to think. I can't even transfer league tables from my files onto here; keep getting told, "invalid extension" or something like that.

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Re: League Results, so far

Postby sammyboy249 » 01 Nov 2016, 16:24

Well there's a real "staged" aspect to my figures being lined up, however what is it they say a picture paints a thousand words? That's what I was trying to achieve , it makes the Subbuteo itself a bit of a secondary event, not intentionally of course!!

I notice it says County Durham as your location. A supporter of a North East persuasion? ;)

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Re: League Results, so far

Postby sammyboy249 » 01 Nov 2016, 16:26

You'll manage with the uploads fine. I uploaded mine from my mobile phone, camera is decent, however with the constant change in modern technology then this becomes all the more baffling! Post some photos of your own league. I'm eager to see the scores on the doors.

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Re: League Results, so far

Postby sammyboy249 » 01 Nov 2016, 16:59

St Mirren vs Aberdeen tonight , alongwith Dunfermline at home to Newcastle. Will update the league standings , probably about half way through.


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