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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Postby MWE » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:06 am

2 wins for the Steelers this weekend :joy:
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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Postby marksbros6 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:46 pm

If we're crowing: First points in the league for "...YOUR M.K. LIGHTNIIIIIIIIIING!"

*waits for Arch to show up..."
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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Postby Calv » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:05 pm

Pretty good weekend for both Lightning & Flames, some unexpected victories. Probably better for the Lightning, as they won in the league. Both now trailing the Storm in the conference standings though :**

Nice goal from Mokshantsev this weekend: https://youtu.be/KXK_g0CCxf8?t=9m5s :thup:
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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Postby archibalduk » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:58 pm

Mokshantsev's goal was very nice... :nod:

... but ultimately Watters is EIHL player of the week. 8-)
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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Postby Alessandro » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:18 pm

Calv wrote:Pretty good weekend for both Lightning & Flames, some unexpected victories. Probably better for the Lightning, as they won in the league. Both now trailing the Storm in the conference standings though :**

Nice goal from Mokshantsev this weekend: https://youtu.be/KXK_g0CCxf8?t=9m5s :thup:


Jesus Christ is the ice busy :help:
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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Postby Calv » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:27 pm

Alessandro wrote:
Calv wrote:Pretty good weekend for both Lightning & Flames, some unexpected victories. Probably better for the Lightning, as they won in the league. Both now trailing the Storm in the conference standings though :**

Nice goal from Mokshantsev this weekend: https://youtu.be/KXK_g0CCxf8?t=9m5s :thup:


Jesus Christ is the ice busy :help:

Welcome to Sheffield. :-D
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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Postby MWE » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:17 am

You get used to it :-D
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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Postby archibalduk » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:06 pm

MK are looking pretty good! Kearney has proven quite the signing. :thup:

I feel Guildford were lucky to come away with two points this weekend. Yesterday's game against Manchester was really scrappy and we were fortunate Manchester gave us so many opportunities on the PP. We really need one or two bigger players as we're getting pushed around in every game - just as many predicted. [-(
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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Postby Calv » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:07 pm

archibalduk wrote:MK are looking pretty good! Kearney has proven quite the signing. :thup:

I feel Guildford were lucky to come away with two points this weekend. Yesterday's game against Manchester was really scrappy and we were fortunate Manchester gave us so many opportunities on the PP. We really need one or two bigger players as we're getting pushed around in every game - just as many predicted. [-(

Flames just need to wait for the 5 minute powerplays when playing the Storm :-# Scrappy game at times yesterday, too many needless penalties from the Storm (the Springer spearing was down the other end from me so difficult to see but Ehrhardt was a bit of a stupid one). The annoying thing was, there was no need for either penalty. The team should be looking to close out games at 4-2 (Ehrhardt penalty) and 5-4 (Springer penalty).

Sounds like a fantastic performance this evening though, to beat the Devils 6-1 away. Looks like the Devils have started a bit slowly.

For the Flames, I really like the look of Ackered & Craige, and Ben Davies appears to be enjoying his role with Guildford. He didn't really shine for the Blaze and only really looked good for the Clan on the PK.

Ackered & Lidhammar also appeared to appreciate me wearing my AIK t-shirt pre-game. :-D I got a thumbs up from Jonas Westerling when I was wearing it during the Steelers game (I stand by the glass to watch the away team warm up).

League's looking pretty good this year so far, although a bit early days. I think the Patton conference could be really competitive.
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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Postby Manimal » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:59 pm

Calv wrote:Ackered & Lidhammar also appeared to appreciate me wearing my AIK t-shirt pre-game. :-D I got a thumbs up from Jonas Westerling when I was wearing it during the Steelers game (I stand by the glass to watch the away team warm up).


:thdn:

You are getting a huge thumbs down from me for wearing such an atrocity. :rant:
Go home and burn it right away!
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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Postby Calv » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:55 am

:-D
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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Postby marksbros6 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:12 pm

archibalduk wrote:MK are looking pretty good! Kearney has proven quite the signing. :thup:

I feel Guildford were lucky to come away with two points this weekend. Yesterday's game against Manchester was really scrappy and we were fortunate Manchester gave us so many opportunities on the PP. We really need one or two bigger players as we're getting pushed around in every game - just as many predicted. [-(


I've been really impressed with the quality of the team we've assembled, as well as the early performances against some big teams.

Have you seen many games yet this season Arch?
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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Postby archibalduk » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:19 pm

I've seen the Belfast and Manchester games via the online streaming services. Other than that, it's whatever highlights packages teams put online. Thankfully many teams have streaming services now which means I'll be able to watch maybe 25-35% of games.

I doubt I'll go to any games this season other than (hopefully) the playoff finals weekend (assuming it doesn't sell out). It just ends up costing too much with the flights and hotel. I was looking at going to Nottingham and Manchester last minute but it was around £400 and £300 respectively for flights!... Maybe I'll be tempted to go to one or two games but I'll need to book ahead when the flights are cheaper. It's just that autumn/winter here is hit and miss with sea fog and I always seem to get the bad luck! :-D
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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Postby marksbros6 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:30 pm

You just need to buy a boat mate :razz:
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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Postby Calv » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:05 pm

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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Postby Calv » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:45 pm

An interesting insight into some of the T&C's of EIHL contracts: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... -11-17.pdf

Heatley was earning £365 net per week, but also got a flat, a car, and he was also on an MBA (£17,280). He also got his brother (Dany) to buy his hockey sticks by the looks of things :doh:
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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Postby archibalduk » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:19 pm

Interesting! That works out at £447.15 gross per week according to The ListenToTaxman Calculator for the 2016/17 tax year. So that's £1,937.65 per month (gross) or £13,414.50 for the season (gross) which is equivalent to £23,251.80 per year (gross).

Assuming rent at £800 per month (net) in Manchester, that's £3,114.13 (gross) per month, £21,559.50 (gross) per season or £37,369.56 (gross) per year (see here). Whilst it's a very decent salary if you were paid that all year round, the 30 week salary does make a big difference (the average salary for a person working full-time in the UK is £27,200).
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