Monday, October 13, 2008

"Here's what you would have won...."

... a trip to Hinckley United - a place last visited by Mossley for a 6-1 thrashing in the FA Cup back in 2004, a couple of years before the "Knitters" moved to their nice new stadium (leaving the amazingly balanced wooden Social Club to .... fall down maybe ???

Still it's Curzon who get the trip to the Marston Stadium - you'll notice little in the way of Smiffy comment from last Saturday - having only seen the last 20 minutes or so, due to far more important commitments elsewhere, I don't feel sufficiently "knowledgeable" to pass any sort of judgement. All I will say is that, from the little I saw, there wasn't the urgency and pressure that I'd seen in the second half against Bamber Bridge, and that the substitution just after getting the equaliser at 3-3 implied "hang on for the replay" - not a good move when there are players like Mickey Norton about .....

So as cups go for Mossley - down to the last two, one tomorrow (Presidents Cup at home to Radcliffe Borough - who've already beaten us on our patch) and the Manky Premier Cup a week tomorrow at home to Chadderton (who beat us in this competition at their place last season). It will be good to get "back on track tomorrow" night before getting back to league action on Saturday. The other 4th Qualifying Round game that naturally caught my eye was Droylsden v Belper Town - on 25th October - when Stafford Rangers come to Stalybridge Celtic and Mossley are away at Chorley - minds will be made up at a later date, but - this being the "Six Tame Sides" site my two outstanding grounds this season are Droylsden and Hyde (who are at home this Saturday to .... Stafford Rangers !!).
..and finally - car had a bit of a car wash yesterday - and Mrs Smiffy mentioned tonight that the temperature gizmo on the panel was a "bit off" - looking at this ..... that is actually 157.1 degrees Fahrenheit (!!!) I'd tend to agree (and before anyone makes a smart-ass remark about Radio 2 - tonight was "taxi night" (Mrs S here, Small Boy there) and I'd been listening to the "Rhythm and Blues Show" with Paul Jones, containing a live acoustic set from Walter Trout - don't laugh, Google him). That's all folks ...

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