NEWS  :  Season 2009/10

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Hounds blown away in Norman Hardy Cup final | End of Season thing 8th May 2010

The final day of the season. The Norman Hardy Cup final, plus the end of season bash – what more could we ask for?!

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FINAL LEAGUE TABLES 2009/10 2nd May 2010

End of season tables.

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Hounds race to Norman Hardy Cup final! | Reserves demolish Luccombe Garage 20th Mar 2010

The now once-yearly, only-if-we-win-a-semi-final, McMahon Sports match report is now up!

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Reserves held by revenge seeking POB | Hounds sink down the table 13th Mar 2010

Not much to report!

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Both teams decide to lose... | Sturge’s Curry Night 6th Mar 2010

Whilst I’m sunning myself on holiday, today’s guest report writer is the Bristol Evening Post…

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Hounds slip out of the GFA Cup 27th Feb 2010

Defeat against St Aldhelms Reserves.

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Draws for both teams 20th Feb 2010

Booooooooring

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Hounds knit one, pearl one | Reserves dampen fiery Rockets 13th Feb 2010

Or, the firsts win one, lose one in double-header madness. Dan K notches up his 99th and 100th goals for the Hounds in his 24th season – that’s 4 (and a bit) goals per season stat fans. And he’s only 37…

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We fought the Lawes and Lawes won (again) | Reserves edge close game against Portland 6th Feb 2010

I’ve used those Clash lyrics before – but again we don’t seem to be able to beat those Lawes fellows, with 2 draws and 2 one goal defeats in the last 2 seasons… Meanwhile, the Reserves were left to rely on Dunc scoring a (timely) first goal for the Hounds.

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Ridlengaarden beats Severnside | JJ beats Jamaica Bell | Hounds Quiz Night! 30th Jan 2010

The Hounds are through to their second semi-final of the season!

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Hounds reach semi-finals of the GFA Cup | Reserves NOT RELEGATED 23rd Jan 2010

I haven’t got a clue what I’m doing – it’s been so long since we played a game! However, should any of us get picked to play in the World Cup, the winter break should mean we wouldn’t be suffering from burn out. Although 4 weeks worth of mid-week games in April should be enough to kill us…

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There’s some snow on the pitch(es) - no football on the 16th Jan 16th Jan 2010

Another pie weekend.

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Snow, ice, coldness - no football on the 9th Jan 9th Jan 2010

That first game back is going to be HELLish.

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No no, no no no no, no no no no, no no there’s no games on this weekend 2nd Jan 2010

Cold! Gah!

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2009 closes with a damp squib 19th Dec 2009

Or rather a damp, frozen squib… Games off!

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Reserves finally play a game - and win | Hounds reach Norman Hardy Cup quarter finals 12th Dec 2009

A good weekend for the Hounds – the firsts confirm their second quarter final spot and the Reserves move closer to the magic 24 points, meaning we’re “out of the relegation zone!”

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Hounds reach GFA quarter finals | Reserves lose out - to the weather | Hounds Christmas Extravaganza! 5th Dec 2009

A bit late in updating the details of this weekend, so I’m stuggling to remember what happened… The Reserves’ game was called off, due to a singular waterlogged pitch – other games went ahead on the Downs – and I’ve remembered! The other game was…

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Another wash out 28th Nov 2009

No games played.

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Reserves lose out in top-of-the-table clash | Firsts score goals and keep a clean sheet - again! 21st Nov 2009

A very wet, very windy, very muddy day for football… Am I alone in actually quite enjoying nasty days like that?!

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First wash out of the year 14th Nov 2009

No games this weekend!

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Hounds through to last 16 in GFA Cup | Reserves snatch a draw against those pesky Peedos 7th Nov 2009

An away game! Meanwhile, back on the Downs… Jimmy dons his reporter hat – resulting in the longest match report EVER on this website! Enjoy!

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Groundhog Day for the Hounds... 31st Oct 2009

Funny thing the fixture list so far – the season’s 10 weeks old and this is the third time the firsts have met Saints Old Boys – and the Reserves played CSV ‘A’ for the second time in a week!

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Reserves battle to narrow victory | Firsts fail to score - again! 24th Oct 2009

Contrasting fortunes for the Hounds teams so far, as highlighted this weekend.

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The Art of the Goal Celebration 18th Oct 2009

What a rubbish week this was – as soon as we are elevated to the lofty heights of the “Evening Post Team of the Week”, we end up scoring no goals at all between us. So, in an effort to remind us all of what we should be doing, here’s an instructional guide to the Goal Celebration, happened upon by Dan K. Matt L should definitely learn a few of these.

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Both Hounds teams fail to trouble the scoresheet 17th Oct 2009

Nothing much to report this week. No-one scored. Which means neither team won. But the Reserves played out a rare Downs League achievement – the nil-nil draw…

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Bristol Evening Post Team of the Week: Sporting Greyhound FC 13th Oct 2009

This week, we popped up in the paper as the Team of the Week. Check it out.

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Reserves decide to "concentrate on the league" | Norman Hardy Cup round 1: done! 10th Oct 2009

Cup games for both teams – Downs League Cups this time. The Reserves have no choice but to focus on league matters from now on, while the firsts are bubbling along nicely, thank you very much…

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End of a decade - the 'record' is no more 4th Oct 2009

The Hounds’ statistician dusts off the record books and adds a ‘x’.

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Hounds advance in GFA Cup | Goalie Mike saves the day for the Reserves 3rd Oct 2009

Having reached the final of last season’s GFA Cup, the firsts were keen to clear the first round hurdle of a ‘home’ tie. Meanwhile, back in the third division, Mike showed some sharp-shooting skills to rescue a draw for the Reserves…

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Reserves exit GFA Cup in first round | Hounds enjoy Jamaican weather and fire in 7 goals | Baron von Ridlengaarden’s 'mock' stag-do 26th Sep 2009

A bumper weekend of fun-filled frivolity – no idea about footie – but there was Alvan’s sun cake™, Henry’s hangover, Sturge’s command of the English language, Rocco’s joy, Si’s anger and Ridlengaarden’s Oompa-Loompa impression. What a mix!

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Hounds narrowly beaten by Torpedo | Reserves enjoy Beach weather and fire in 7 goals 19th Sep 2009

A rather warm day on the Downs saw the Hounds unable to hold onto a first half lead against Torpedo, while the Reserves had to rely on own-goals and penalties before killing off Beachcroft in the second half.

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Reserves stuffed | Firsts straight back to winning ways | Hounds newbie night 12th Sep 2009

The “solid start to the season” has well and truly come to an end for the reserve team. Jebus, I disappear on holiday for a week and both teams ship enough goals to make Everton’s ‘against’ column look healthy.

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Hounds stuffed by the reigning champions 8th Sep 2009

The “solid start to the season” has well and truly come to an end for the first team.

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Hounds send Saints marching | Reserves battle to secure second victory 5th Sep 2009

The Hounds’ solid start to the season continues with two good victories. OK, we’re only 2 games into the season, but points are on the board!

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Reserves are pretty in pink as season kicks off in style for the Hounds... 29th Aug 2009

…if we forget about the last 10 minutes of the firsts’ game (which I think we’re allowed to do), both teams were looking good in their opening games of the season. It would be impossible to forget the Reserves in a shocking pink kit though (except I did forget it happened) – the ref deemed our red kit to be too similar to Sneyd’s, so we had to swap with the nearest team. Well, in fairness, Sturge led us to the ‘nearest’ team – whoever it is that plays in pink… Didn’t make too much difference to me, being as colour blind as a, um, bat…?

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Hounds Golf Day | Nico’s mashup send-off 18th Jul 2009

The annual golf day championship was again held at the hallowed grounds of Thornbury’s par-3 course, on the 18th July – the same day Tom Watson was wowing the British Open crowds at Turnberry.

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