(16-12-2023, 08:44 PM)Exiled Wrote:  .

Yes, when the tackle went in I thought at the time it was a red card, useless ref never even spoke to him the attacker.
As LC walked past me with the physo i heard him say to him "he put my knee back".

Again today, one of the Darlo players grabbed one of ours around the neck and threw him to the ground, to me that was violent conduct and a straight red, the ref waved a yellow.

On both occasions I have seen City players red carded for less!

Having watched the tackle that did the damage back and slowed down to 0.5 it certainly isn't a red card and I don't think it is a booking either, but it was a foul. He's gone for the ball and Cross has passed it just before his attempt to play it so he gets Cross' foot instead. What the Sports player then does though is give him a bit of a shove and his leg is stiff at that point and its caused the twist. I don't think the 3G pitch has helped either and if it was a grass pitch with lots of give I think it would have helped.

Just watched / listened to MC post match interview. He virtually says what has been said on here ie you cannot be as good if u have 3-4 of your best and influential players missing. It appears for some of the absentees there won’t be a quick recovery.

What’s this the third or fourth season in a row where we are blighted by injuries? At some point are we going to accept that this isn’t normal?

“There’s a mole. Right at the top of the circus. He’s been there for years.”

Just back from a trip to TT to make sure all good for game later today. Was not alone. The Grinch was there, really he was!! Entertaining the youngsters who were having an early morning game.

Anyhow, reason to post is to say thank you to those who cleared bins yesterday post match. Not everyone's idea of a Saturday night after a defeat but they did it all the same ...as I expect they've done regularly.

I'd missed the last game as I was away meditating on a spiritual retreat, and the one before it as I was medicating with spirits in 'The Retreat', and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed yesterday's game. Not the result of course, nor the performance, but what a cracking atmosphere helped by the Xmas elves. I was in amongst them second half; they are Cardiff boys who pick a non league game every year to go to and get into the festivities.

Bit different from the last time Cardiff were here.

Lots of groups of lads from our City as well were 'out out' making a day of it, and it goes to show that it doesn't take too much of a spark to get things going. Hopefully the players on the pitch will provide that, and feed off the crowd, like footballing vampires.

At one point I even thought I saw Dr. Bob smile for the first time since 1968, although judging from his post on here I think it must have been wind.

10 out of 10 for footballing zen

Unlike the elves we didn’t get a sniff all game

“There’s a mole. Right at the top of the circus. He’s been there for years.”


Anything the Elves can do we can do better!

One of the Darlo supporters told me yesterday, their less favourite team is Hartlepool, look a pleasant lot to me!

There are no strangers here, only friends you have not met yet!

(16-12-2023, 11:43 PM)Neil Wrote:  photos https://www.flickr.com/photos/tigerimage...3402472384
Another nice set of pics.  Smile

Hartlepool are well known for their fancy dress.

Tiger Roar is always your friend http://www.tigerroar.co.uk/fixtures20232024.php

Comprehensive City press cutting archive http://www.tigerroar.co.uk/cuttings.php

Not sure anyone wants to be reminded of this game but if you wanted to see Darlington's behind the scenes video of their overnight stay and matchday then it's on the link below. I always find these videos interesting to watch.


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