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Title: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 24, 2012, 11:08
No secret who my main team is. 8)

I also support Ajax, my home town team. Since both of these teams have been pretty much sh*te for years now, I'm lucky to be around at a time when I can watch Barca every week, just as a reminder of how beautiful our game can be.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on January 24, 2012, 12:04
Pune FC and Leeds for me. Caused unbelievable heartache over the past few years. That said the ledge known as Chika Wali has been immense for a couple of years now.
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Post by: badger60.1 on January 24, 2012, 12:07
I'm not a massive footie fan but i am a Derby County fan and do enjoy international games
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Post by: Amsterhammer on January 24, 2012, 12:17
I see that s h i t e becomes shoote. ;D
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Post by: Ram on January 24, 2012, 12:36
Pretty much describes every Frank Lampard deflected goal.
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Post by: thirteen on January 24, 2012, 13:48
I see that s h i t e becomes shoote. ;D
we're working on reinstating that back into the allowed words: http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=32.msg261;topicseen#new (http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=32.msg261;topicseen#new)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: doolols on January 24, 2012, 13:55
Love the game played well. I don't really follow a specific team, but teams that have a connection with me are Birmingham, West Ham, Dagenham and Redbridge, Halifax, Leeds. And probably a few others. As you can see, I don't like top teams. Or maybe my teams all happen to be Championship and below, *because* they are my teams?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 26, 2012, 01:43
Anyone else here watch the Barca-Real game tonight? I'd hate to just be talking to myself. ;)

iirc Dim, you're a Scouser, in which case you'll be pleased to be going to Wem-ber-ley again. :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on January 26, 2012, 01:47
No, would have watched it but had to get up at 3.30 for the cricket.

Read that it was a good match. Why didn't benzema start?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on January 26, 2012, 01:53
Anyone else here watch the Barca-Real game tonight? I'd hate to just be talking to myself. ;)

iirc Dim, you're a Scouser, in which case you'll be pleased to be going to Wem-ber-ley again. :P

yeh, i was watching the liverpool game which was a cracker, and then caught the end of el classico which was equally good. wish id recorded now.

Its only the league cup, but its our first time ever at the new wembley. Kennys first year in charge, if we can win a trophy and get back in europe (the latter will happen anyway if we win) and the fans will be satisfied. its a progression from hodgson.

Suarez only got 2 more games to miss. :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 26, 2012, 02:03
No, would have watched it but had to get up at 3.30 for the cricket.

Read that it was a good match. Why didn't benzema start?

Don't know why Mourinho preferred Higuain. Benzema came on second half and scored. Barca went 2-0 just before HT, then conceded two in the second half. Real might even have knicked it with a bit of luck, but over the two legs Barca deserve to go through.

yeh, i was watching the liverpool game which was a cracker, and then caught the end of el classico which was equally good. wish id recorded now.


Let me put it this way - yes, it was a cracker, particularly the second half, but it wasn't up to the usual high quality that we've come to expect. A below par Barca is still too good for the strongest Real side playing pretty much at their best. Mourinho for once let them attack instead of only clogging and playing on the counter - that made it an extra good game to watch. Real had eight players booked, one of them twice, another should have gone but didn't!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on January 26, 2012, 02:09
Bellamy should get a rousing reception for the final.
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Post by: boardhanger on January 26, 2012, 02:26
Celtic forever  ;)  anyone remember Cipolini wearing an Inter Milan jersy on the podium at his final Giro in Milan...?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on January 26, 2012, 06:32
No secret who my main team is. 8)

I also support Ajax, my home town team. Since both of these teams have been pretty much sh*te for years now, I'm lucky to be around at a time when I can watch Barca every week, just as a reminder of how beautiful our game can be.

Until this season always kind of liked the hammers but seeing as they just knocked my team off the top of the championship i liking them slightly less
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on January 26, 2012, 07:51
highlights of last night
http://www.footytube.com/video/liverpool-manchester-city-jan25-102738?ref=hp_ozeit_mem (http://www.footytube.com/video/liverpool-manchester-city-jan25-102738?ref=hp_ozeit_mem)
(http://i.imgur.com/ARzRB.jpg)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on January 26, 2012, 08:04
http://www.footytube.com/video/barcelona-real-madrid-jan25-102750?ref=hp_ozeit_mp (http://www.footytube.com/video/barcelona-real-madrid-jan25-102750?ref=hp_ozeit_mp)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on January 26, 2012, 19:06
Man U fan since '77, brother is an Arsenal fan.

But i have to say i love watching Barcelona play. Messi is amazing and the passing is beautiful. I am not a Mourinho fan. He is of the mentality to win at all costs and win dirty ugly whatever and that is not a philosophy i like. The man is about Team Mou and ensuring his place in history. He will be seen as a great coach, but as a coach who put Mou forward. Will be very happy if he doesn't win anything with Madrid. I loved watching the Madrid of Zizou, Ronaldo, Carlos etc...brilliant team who were about beautiful football.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Thoughtforfood on January 26, 2012, 19:34
Well, my son and I are watching A LOT more Premier league this year.  We watched some in past years, but the coverage is much better this year.  I am going to be an American homer and say that now that Dempsy is playing with Fulham, I have a favorite team.  Used to watch Arsenal games because of a former roommate who was from the UK and was a fan, but I have to go with Fulham now.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 26, 2012, 19:50
Well, my son and I are watching A LOT more Premier league this year.  We watched some in past years, but the coverage is much better this year.  I am going to be an American homer and say that now that Dempsy is playing with Fulham, I have a favorite team.  Used to watch Arsenal games because of a former roommate who was from the UK and was a fan, but I have to go with Fulham now.

By that logic you coulda/shoulda been a Hammer the last five years while Jon Spector played for us - he's gone now. How old is your son and does he play?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 26, 2012, 21:09

I also support Ajax, my home town team.

Aiii.. you are going down Sunday!  8) 8)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 26, 2012, 22:25
Aiii.. you are going down Sunday!  8) 8)

Well, since you're punching above your station, and we're playing way under our usual standard, it should be a close game. ;)

FYI everybody else - he's Feyenoord and I'm Ajax, nuff said. :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 26, 2012, 22:50
De Kuip will explode if Feyenoord manages to win, but I'm pretty sure it'll be a 2-2, or a draw atleast. Hoping that Feyenoord wins ofcourse.  :P

Oh well, guess im not as radical as some feyenoord supporters, but the usual ajax supporters make me cringe :p.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Thoughtforfood on January 27, 2012, 00:34
By that logic you coulda/shoulda been a Hammer the last five years while Jon Spector played for us - he's gone now. How old is your son and does he play?

My son is 9 and he has played since he was 6.  He is not super fast, but has a strong foot and he practices all the time.  He is pretty big, so defense is probably in his future, but right now, he is one of the best scorers on his team and he can pass with both feet so he plays middle forward now.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on January 27, 2012, 00:42
By that logic you coulda/shoulda been a Hammer the last five years while Jon Spector played for us - he's gone now.
Maybe that's why TFF didn't become a hammer.;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ryaguas on January 27, 2012, 02:25
...but has a strong foot and he practices all the time.  He is pretty big... he is one of the best scorers on his team and he can pass with both feet...

mmmm I can see a new Van Nistelrooy is on the track!

Ruud Van Nistelrooy is my favorite forward of all times!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Gravel Rash on January 27, 2012, 03:50
Liverpool and Sydney FC for me, two of the most frustrating teams to support
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Gravel Rash on January 27, 2012, 12:55
mmmm I can see a new Van Nistelrooy is on the track!

Ruud Van Nistelrooy is my favorite forward of all times!

Bergkamp is mine , He was a freak and for Liverpool still love Fowler at his peak
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dekker_Tifosi on January 27, 2012, 13:22
Robben is my favorite player, although he seems to be only fit for about 10 matches a year.
Ajax and Newcastle are my favorite teams, though I'm not a massive fan or anything. I just favor them over others. But generally I don't care that much about football teams.

All time favorite player is Maradona. Generally I always liked left-footed dribblers. And also wingers. Among my other favorites of the past are Overmars, Zenden, Finidi George, Babangida, ie speed demons
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 27, 2012, 13:29
Delighted to see that you're for Ajax! Beware of Havetts, he is the enemy. ;)

I have come to the conclusion that Messi is the best player I have ever seen, yes, better than Maradona even. I'm talking purely as a 'player'. The greatest football personality for me, considering all aspects, can only be our legendary #14, the one and only Jopie Cruijff uit Betondorp. :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Gravel Rash on January 27, 2012, 13:30
Robben is my favorite player, although he seems to be only fit for about 10 matches a year.
Ajax and Newcastle are my favorite teams, though I'm not a massive fan or anything. I just favor them over others. But generally I don't care that much about football teams.

All time favorite player is Maradona. Generally I always liked left-footed dribblers. And also wingers. Among my other favorites of the past are Overmars, Zenden, Finidi George, Babangida, ie speed demons

. Blast from the past. Geez that Nigerian team had some talent around that time. So unpredictable and a great team to watch
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dekker_Tifosi on January 27, 2012, 13:36
Obefami Martins, another one of those speedy ones. Although that might just be because he was so overrated in PES 6  ;D

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ryaguas on January 27, 2012, 13:53
Now that you talk about Overmars... From that Dutch Selection one of my favorite players was Cocu! He was a great No 5... also a well Defender!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dekker_Tifosi on January 27, 2012, 14:26
Cocu was a real utility player. His best position was central midfield (/defensive midfielder). But he could play everywhere. He has played as left back, centre back, centre midfielder, attacking midfielder, left winger and even striker.  ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on January 27, 2012, 18:20
Cocu was a real utility player. His best position was central midfield (/defensive midfielder). But he could play everywhere. He has played as left back, centre back, centre midfielder, attacking midfielder, left winger and even striker.  ;D

One of my fav player ever and yes i have seen him play in every position.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on January 27, 2012, 18:25
Delighted to see that you're for Ajax! Beware of Havetts, he is the enemy. ;)

I have come to the conclusion that Messi is the best player I have ever seen, yes, better than Maradona even. I'm talking purely as a 'player'. The greatest football personality for me, considering all aspects, can only be our legendary #14, the one and only Jopie Cruijff uit Betondorp. :P
The famous Cruyff turn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYtzf7YD8oY#)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ryaguas on January 27, 2012, 18:40
Someone from Real Madrid did it recently successfully the He gave a pass to goal... Was Benzema or Ozil tho... Marcelo always tries it!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on January 28, 2012, 05:20
Cocu's name reminds of one of the best transfers ever, Coco for Seedorf. Legendary. Now, where's Craig?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 28, 2012, 13:12
Watching Liverpool - United, the  atmosphere on Anfield is awesome as usual :).
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 28, 2012, 13:26
1-1

Nice goal by Park.. cmon Liverpool
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on January 28, 2012, 18:22
Udinese vs Juventus could be a great match.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 28, 2012, 20:52
Nice to see both Manchester clubs out of both cups. :P

Real won, Barca about to start, Roda leading AZ 2-0 at HT, so an Ajax win in Rotterdam tomorrow would be extra sweet!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on January 28, 2012, 20:58
Nice to see both Manchester clubs out of both cups. :P

Real won, Barca about to start, Roda leading AZ 2-0 at HT, so an Ajax win in Rotterdam tomorrow would be extra sweet!
Hey Hamsterhammer, is Ajax play well lately. you know after Dinamo and CL ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on January 28, 2012, 22:31
There is report that Mourino would leave real at the end of the season. twitter- DuncanCastles Duncan Castles
Jose Mourinho has decided to quit Real Madrid at the end of this season for a Premier League job. On @ST_Sport
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 28, 2012, 23:18
Hey Hamsterhammer, is Ajax play well lately. you know after Dinamo and CL ;D

Hey, crazy Croat, how are you doing?

Ajax are still sh!t, I'm afraid. Tomorrow 's game at Feyenoord will determine if they can challenge for the title or if they will only be also-rans for the rest of the season. They need to win.

There is report that Mourino would leave real at the end of the season. twitter- DuncanCastles Duncan Castles
Jose Mourinho has decided to quit Real Madrid at the end of this season for a Premier League job. On @ST_Sport

I heard that if he wants to leave in the summer it'll cost him around 20m to buy off his contract! ::)

There is a REALLY AMAZING rumor going around in London!!

Carlitos 'West Ham legend' Tevez may be coming back on loan!! :o :P

Apparently, Citeh are unable to sell him in this window and they won't let him go abroad on loan. Obviously, they won't loan him to another Prem club, but have no objection to him getting and staying match fit with us. He wants to come and play for us, for whatever the loan period would be, either till the end of the season, or shorter. The stumbling block is clearly his wages of 250k PER WEEK, but they are, according to the rumor, negotiating about this right now. This would be too amazing if it happened. Really f****ing unbelievable. :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on January 28, 2012, 23:22
Hey, crazy Croat, how are you doing?

Ajax are still sh!t, I'm afraid. Tomorrow 's game at Feyenoord will determine if they can challenge for the title or if they will only be also-rans for the rest of the season. They need to win.

I heard that if he wants to leave in the summer it'll cost him around 20m to buy off his contract! ::)

There is a REALLY AMAZING rumor going around in London!!

Carlitos 'West Ham legend' Tevez may be coming back on loan!! :o :P

Apparently, Citeh are unable to sell him in this window and they won't let him go abroad on loan. Obviously, they won't loan him to another Prem club, but have no objection to him getting and staying match fit with us. He wants to come and play for us, for whatever the loan period would be, either till the end of the season, or shorter. The stumbling block is clearly his wages of 250k PER WEEK, but they are, according to the rumor, negotiating about this right now. This would be too amazing if it happened. Really f****ing unbelievable. :P
where did you hear it?  ::)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on January 28, 2012, 23:47

Carlitos 'West Ham legend' Tevez may be coming back on loan!! :o :P


Cannot see it happening. thought he wanted back to South America, so they could loan him out there. would be shocking if he did come back, even as the hammers biggest rivals right now would love to see that.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 29, 2012, 00:02
About 13 hours to go till Feyenoord-Ajax.. Can't wait to see Feyenoord win! ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 29, 2012, 00:05
Cannot see it happening. thought he wanted back to South America, so they could loan him out there. would be shocking if he did come back, even as the hammers biggest rivals right now would love to see that.

Apparently, and I am not privy to their reasoning, Citeh don't want to loan him abroad. Which is why they find it acceptable that he comes to us, and he has made it clear that he would be very happy to come back. If all this is true (who knows?), then it would be a logical move that would suit all parties.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on January 29, 2012, 00:10
Apparently, and I am not privy to their reasoning, Citeh don't want to loan him abroad. Which is why they find it acceptable that he comes to us, and he has made it clear that he would be very happy to come back. If all this is true (who knows?), then it would be a logical move that would suit all parties.

Would be great, I love to see a true quality player, with a team willing to dedicate themselves to that player, playing slightly below their expected level. Tevez in the championship would be fun to watch.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 29, 2012, 00:14
About 13 hours to go till Feyenoord-Ajax.. Can't wait to see Feyenoord win! ;)

Aha, the first provocation. :P

I'll just remind you that no matter how badly Ajax plays, they always play a special game in the Kuip. I had to go back to 05/06 to find the last time you won a game against Ajax! ;D Since then, you've taken exactly 4 points off us in the competition in six seasons.

Still, yes, it could happen. I feel a little uneasy because they really have been awful lately, and lots of important players are still missing through injury. Other important players are missing on the pitch. :-[
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on January 29, 2012, 09:16
The mourinho thing.
http://www.as.com/futbol/articulo/sunday-times-confirma-mou-quiere/20120129dasdasftb_2/Tes (http://www.as.com/futbol/articulo/sunday-times-confirma-mou-quiere/20120129dasdasftb_2/Tes)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on January 29, 2012, 09:22
Well, where is best riots I should looking for in Holland I mean Ajax vs Feyenoord or PSV?
That mourinho thing, I think he is only man who has something to make discipline team from those rich girls >:(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 29, 2012, 13:41
4-2! Oh hell yeaaaaaa!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on January 29, 2012, 15:13
lol...now that is funny :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 29, 2012, 15:22
4-2! Oh hell yeaaaaaa!

Congrats, you deserved the win, you were the less bad of two poor teams. We'll be fighting it out for places 4,5,6. :(

I wonder what the final score would have been without that gratuitous penalty, that was never a pen in a million years, Vertonghen clearly played the ball before your man fell over his leg. Another appalling refereeing blunder. I still think you would have won, we were awful and deserved nothing.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dekker_Tifosi on January 29, 2012, 15:27
Boy Ajax is horrible...really :( not glad to say it but it's been like this for a while now.

Doesn't seem like De Boer can get it on track
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 29, 2012, 15:28
I wonder what the final score would have been without that gratuitous penalty, that was never a pen in a million years, Vertonghen clearly played the ball before your man fell over his leg. Another appalling refereeing blunder. I still think you would have won, we were awful and deserved nothing.

He hit Guidetti from the side with his legs, not even close to the ball and taking an opportunity away from him, how could it not be a penalty :P? I can't see Guidetti staying after the summer if he keeps on playing like this, we might even still lose him, which would be such a b*tch.

Atmosphere in the Kuip after winning:
Feyenoord verslaat Ajax en De Kuip ontploft (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgymahBEmuw#ws)

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 29, 2012, 15:33
He hit Guidetti from the side with his legs, not even close to the ball....

Atmosphere in the Kuip after winning:
Feyenoord verslaat Ajax en De Kuip ontploft (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgymahBEmuw#ws)

The replay CLEARLY shows Verthongen's foot first poking the ball away, then he falls over the leg. Wash your eyes out and see what the NOS shows tonight.

Marvellous isn't it, when your first league win over the enemy since 05-06 is celebrated like the European Cup. ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 29, 2012, 15:36
Mhm, I haven't seen the replay yet. I'll have a look tonight - so I might reconsider.

And yes, it is relieving to finally win since 06 :).
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on January 29, 2012, 15:38
Shillong 1 Pune 1
The lack of Jeje may be hurting Pune (out for 8 weeks). Not good when your second striker is Subhash Singh. Eleven matches unbeaten though, third place in touching distance. Hate the name red lizards, truly sh!te.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on January 29, 2012, 17:40
Decent comeback by Arsenal.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 29, 2012, 17:48
Mhm, I haven't seen the replay yet. I'll have a look tonight - so I might reconsider.

And yes, it is relieving to finally win since 06 :).

"Beelden in rust bevestigen mijn eerdere Tweet-reactie. Knap versierde strafschop. Vertonghen speelde de bal."

Mario van der Ende

(http://static.ajaxlife.nl/images/slideshow/434/feyaja3.jpg)

The ball's already gone and Vertonghen's foot is under Guidetti's.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 29, 2012, 19:31
Haha indeed you were right. Oh well  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on January 29, 2012, 21:44
Zambia through to the quarter finals of the african nations. top their group to avoid ivory coast in semis.

Senegal lose all of their games to finish bottom of their group. African football is strange sometimes.

nigeria, cameroon, algeria, south africa and egypt all failed to even qualify

much as  i love the Chipolopolo looks like Ivory coast or Ghana for the win
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on January 29, 2012, 22:08
Its great news about zambia..with their tragic team history and all.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on January 29, 2012, 22:48
Its great news about zambia..with their tragic team history and all.

Indeed, especially considering the tournament is being held in Gabon this time.

They are not quite the team they once were but that is more down to wealth that any legacy of the air disaster. in the 70's Zambia was a much wealthier nation and its subsequent decline has impacted on their football as well as everything else. Last couple of years i would say they have moved themselves to the top of the second tier of African football.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on January 30, 2012, 02:21
Makes me feel a lot better about the 5-1 defeat that we suffered against Zambia around a couple of months ago.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on January 30, 2012, 15:03
transfer deadline day is very quiet.And a manure utd fan told me that they let us win the other day..sheessssh  lol
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on January 30, 2012, 22:23
transfer deadline day is very quiet.And a manure utd fan told me that they let us win the other day..sheessssh  lol

Saint s have signed a new striker. but not that interesting to any one else
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on January 30, 2012, 22:40
Saint s have signed a new striker. but not that interesting to any one else

Matt le tissier was so underrated...he was magical.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on January 30, 2012, 23:24
Matt le tissier was so underrated...he was magical.

Was unfairly blamed for a loss to italy at home and never played for england again.

great player, truly talented, lazy b@stard mind.

worshipped in Southampton ('Le God" t shirts were very popular)
once went to a pub in Southampton and had to queue to get in. Realised Matt was in the queue in front of us. When he got to the front the bouncers pointed out that Matt did not need to queue to get anywhere, and he said, I am not on the pitch now so am just like everyone else. Nice to see he was down to earth as well.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on January 31, 2012, 07:51
Saint s have signed a new striker. but not that interesting to any one else

Ze Eduardo having a medical at West Ham today and Ravel Morrison the 18 year old bad boy Manc also rummored to be joining the Hammers. Morrison could turn out to be a great signing if he behaves himself of the pitch.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 31, 2012, 13:00
Ze Eduardo having a medical at West Ham today and Ravel Morrison the 18 year old bad boy Manc also rummored to be joining the Hammers. Morrison could turn out to be a great signing if he behaves himself of the pitch.

Closet Hammer, Archie? :P

Deadline day invariably leads to ridiculous rumours, false hopes, and eventually, disappointment. This 18 yr. old Manc kid apparently asked for 30k per week, they told him to f*** off. Sounds just the ticket for West Ham. :(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on January 31, 2012, 13:10
Bam_bam, did you hear about the Premier league soccer auction, Cannavaro fetched $830k.

article (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/football/top-stories/IPL-style-Kolkatas-Premier-League-Soccer-splash-7-million-on-footballers/articleshow/11693885.cms)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on January 31, 2012, 14:10
http://www.bundesliga.de/de/dfl/transfer/ (http://www.bundesliga.de/de/dfl/transfer/)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on January 31, 2012, 14:46
Ammster, looks like the Morrison deal is on and also the signing of Nicky Maynard. SSN saying both had medicals and are now of to sign on the dotted line.
Closet Hammer me, no way,  lifelong Iron me, I go back to the days of Budgie, Ticker Boyce, and other such greats but then I did grow up in East Ham.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 31, 2012, 14:51
Ammster, looks like the Morrison deal is on and also the signing of Nicky Maynard. SSN saying both had medicals and are now of to sign on the dotted line.
Closet Hammer me, no way,  lifelong Iron me, I go back to the days of Budgie, Ticker Boyce, and other such greats but then I did grow up in East Ham.

That's certainly worth your first karma hit, me old mucker. First visit to UP was Sept. '67, saw Moore, Hurst and Peters on the pitch. I consider myself a Hammer since around Sept. '68. ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on January 31, 2012, 19:10
Is anyone watching futsal :o euro? Lot of spectators here.
Our national champion, yes you are right the one who kicked Ajax ass are preparing for next season CL ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on January 31, 2012, 19:28
Quarter finals next year for Dinamo. They'll then face Real Madrid, who'd have bought the referee.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on January 31, 2012, 19:34
Quarter finals next year for Dinamo. They'll then face Real Madrid, who'd have bought the referee.
I think we are ready now, we could done this last year but rich teams cheat and bought every single referee around.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on January 31, 2012, 19:47
They buy the players, they buy the referee, next they'll buy a programmed ball to go into the opposition goal.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 31, 2012, 20:12
yes you are right the one who kicked Ajax ass are preparing for next season CL ;)

Dude, you're mis-remembering. The only asses that got kicked and owned, were yours. All of football Europe laughed at you. All your players (and whoever else) then laughed at the rest of football Europe as they pushed their wheelbarrows full of cash to the bank. :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on January 31, 2012, 20:42
Dude, you're mis-remembering. The only asses that got kicked and owned, were yours. All of football Europe laughed at you. All your players (and whoever else) then laughed at the rest of football Europe as they pushed their wheebarrows full of cash to the bank. :P
Ajax bribe us as Lyon did, everyone know that :-*
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 01, 2012, 04:19
Lit up a dull match
Everton VS Man City - Fan Handcuffs Himself To The Post (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW1REVzzHYE#ws)

followed by a Citeh loss(http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 01, 2012, 14:22
Lit up a dull match
Everton VS Man City - Fan Handcuffs Himself To The Post (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW1REVzzHYE#ws)

followed by a Citeh loss(http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png)

This fool got priors.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 01, 2012, 14:23
AmsterH, whats the situation with mounir el Hamdaoui?...is he going to fiorentina?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 01, 2012, 14:36
AmsterH, whats the situation with mounir el Hamdaoui?...is he going to fiorentina?

Dear God. (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/fighting/bash-head.gif)

You couldn't make it up. After all parties concerned, especially that utter *&%# himself and his equally *&%#ish agent had the entire month to sort something out, it all fell apart literally at the 11th hour.

According to the player and his agent, the deal collapsed because Fiorentina could not supply the bank guarantee that Ajax wanted. According to Ajax, that's bullsh!t. The club says that MaH and his agent demanded extra payments and considerations for his 'loss of reputation' during the final discussions about the cancelling of his contract with Ajax, at the 11th hour, after everything had been agreed between Ajax, La Viola and the player.

So, he will now stay in the youth squad till the summer, continuing to collect a ridiculous salary for fornicate all. >:( We are all praying that we can maybe now get rid of him to Turkey or Russia, but he'll probably refuse to go.

He is by far the most hated Ajax 'player' since I have started following the club in 1989.

edited to add - Fiorentina now also say that not only did Ajax ask for a bank guarantee when Italian banks were already closed (after 18:30), but that Ajax also did not fax the signed contract back before the Italian transfer deadline of 19:00!

In view of what we know about the complete idiots who are running Ajax at the moment, it is perfectly possible that this deal broke down due to their ignorance of Italian customs and closing times. Seems incredible, but there it is. :-[
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 01, 2012, 15:32
Dear God. (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/fighting/bash-head.gif)

You couldn't make it up. After all parties concerned, especially that utter *&%# himself and his equally *&%#ish agent had the entire month to sort something out, it all fell apart literally at the 11th hour.

According to the player and his agent, the deal collapsed because Fiorentina could not supply the bank guarantee that Ajax wanted. According to Ajax, that's bullsh!t. The club says that MaH and his agent demanded extra payments and considerations for his 'loss of reputation' during the final discussions about the cancelling of his contract with Ajax, at the 11th hour, after everything had been agreed between Ajax, La Viola and the player.

So, he will now stay in the youth squad till the summer, continuing to collect a ridiculous salary for fornicate all. >:( We are all praying that we can maybe now get rid of him to Turkey or Russia, but he'll probably refuse to go.

He is by far the most hated Ajax 'player' since I have started following the club in 1989.

edited to add - Fiorentina now also say that not only did Ajax ask for a bank guarantee when Italian banks were already closed (after 18:30), but that Ajax also did not fax the signed contract back before the Italian transfer deadline of 19:00!

In view of what we know about the complete idiots who are running Ajax at the moment, it is perfectly possible that this deal broke down due to their ignorance of Italian customs and closing times. Seems incredible, but there it is. :-[
Thank you very much for the info. sh*tty situation all round.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 01, 2012, 16:29
European Soccer Ruling Body Asks U.K. to Probe Funding of Porto Purchases.

http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-31/european-soccer-ruling-body-asks-u-k-to-probe-funding-of-porto-purchases.html (http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-31/european-soccer-ruling-body-asks-u-k-to-probe-funding-of-porto-purchases.html)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 01, 2012, 20:16
Egyptian official: 73 dead, hundreds hurt in riots after soccer game
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/01/world/africa/egypt-soccer-deaths/index.html (http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/01/world/africa/egypt-soccer-deaths/index.html)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on February 01, 2012, 20:42
Egyptian official: 73 dead, hundreds hurt in riots after soccer game
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/01/world/africa/egypt-soccer-deaths/index.html (http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/01/world/africa/egypt-soccer-deaths/index.html)

Unflippingbelievable. It is supposed to be a sport fer chissakes.  :( >:(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on February 01, 2012, 21:45
Unfornicatingbelievable. It is supposed to be a sport fer chissakes.  :( >:(

While Egyptian football fans are known for their violence there are a lot of rumours that there was more to this than just football

A lack of normal policing due to a lower presence after the uprising but also historic issues between this particular set of fans and the security forces.

but you are right it is unbelievable, makes me sad to be a football fan and now no longer interested in checking the scores from overnight
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 01, 2012, 22:17
palermo v inter was a great match. 4-4
Title: Re: Football
Post by: timmy on February 01, 2012, 22:45
While Egyptian football fans are known for their violence there are a lot of rumours that there was more to this than just football

A lack of normal policing due to a lower presence after the uprising but also historic issues between this particular set of fans and the security forces.

but you are right it is unbelievable, makes me sad to be a football fan and now no longer interested in checking the scores from overnight

disgusting acts, here one goes to enjoy a football match and loses thier life to mindless violence.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 02, 2012, 00:10
Utterly shocking and unbelievable.

According to Dutch tv, nearly 1000 are injured. They also say that the local Port Said fans stormed the field at the final whistle and started attacking the visiting Al-Ahly players and fans with stones, bottles, and fireworks. I suspect that most of the deaths will have been caused by people being crushed in the rush trying to escape the violence.

I'm sure that the entire world of football will be watching the investigation into this tragedy, and its conclusions with eagle eyes. Just awful.  :(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 02, 2012, 11:12
palermo v inter was a great match. 4-4
Can you explain this. What happened yesterday?
Milan lost as well.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 02, 2012, 11:20
Can you explain this. What happened yesterday?
Milan lost as well.

the score was 4-4.btw Fabrizio miccoli became all-time leading goalscorer for Rosanero.

 Inter Milan vs Palerm0 4:4 GOAL HIGHLIGHTS (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xo9mbx)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 02, 2012, 11:34
It reminds me at Haysel, sad. I have nothing against good old fist fight, but this is tragedy.
Is there any political issues behind that game or two clubs?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on February 02, 2012, 11:46
It reminds me at Haysel, sad. I have nothing against good old fist fight, but this is tragedy.
Is there any political issues behind that game or two clubs?

Supposedly the Al-Ahly ultra fans were heavily involved in the uprising so had been rumours the security forces were interested in something happening to them.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on February 02, 2012, 11:50
It reminds me at Haysel, sad. I have nothing against good old fist fight, but this is tragedy.
Is there any political issues behind that game or two clubs?

It really would not surprise me in the slightest.  Watching the footage and the police standing by doing nothing suggests there is more to this than just hooliganism getting completely out of control.  >:(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Gravel Rash on February 02, 2012, 12:12
It really would not surprise me in the slightest.  Watching the footage and the police standing by doing nothing suggests there is more to this than just hooliganism getting completely out of control.  >:(

Didn't it erupt in Egypt's last qaulifier for the 2010 World Cup (or was it 2006) aswell when they were beaten (Cant remember by who) , Dont think it was this bad but I am pretty sure there were numerous fatalities then too.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 02, 2012, 12:41
It's becoming increasingly clear that there was far more than (mere) football involved in this disaster. :'(

Film here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16848876 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16848876)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 02, 2012, 12:42
Yes folks you are right, cops just standing while crowd get wild, it is always smelly on politics.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 02, 2012, 12:45
It's becoming increasingly clear that there was far more than (mere) football involved in this disaster. :'(

Film here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16848876 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16848876)
Also herehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16847569 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16847569)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: craig1985 on February 02, 2012, 22:32
The Egyptian FA has been dissolved as a result of the riots.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 03, 2012, 02:57
Anyone following Redknapp's bungs trial? He's getting farked.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 03, 2012, 11:02
Anyone following Redknapp's bungs trial? He's getting farked.

Oh yeah.

(http://cupwinkcook.net/trout/arry.gif)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 03, 2012, 12:00
John Terry circus still going strong.
http://www.thefa.com/TheFA/NewsAndFeatures/2012/john-terry-statement-030212.aspx (http://www.thefa.com/TheFA/NewsAndFeatures/2012/john-terry-statement-030212.aspx)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 03, 2012, 12:11
The scumbag didn't have the good grace to step down on his own, he had to be removed. Loathsome man. >:(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Gravel Rash on February 03, 2012, 12:27
The scumbag didn't have the good grace to step down on his own, he had to be removed. Loathsome man. >:(

I cant believe he survived the whole Wayne bridge affair originally, mind you my hate for Chelski is blinding so my opinion is most certainly biased
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 04, 2012, 16:09
No manager no worries, Leeds won. Pune got farked in the midweek.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on February 04, 2012, 22:24
Not a bad night. Saints managed an away draw to birmingham and the mighty copper bullets made their first african nations semi in 16 years by defeating Sudan.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 05, 2012, 02:47
Not a bad night. Saints managed an away draw to birmingham and the mighty copper bullets made their first african nations semi in 16 years by defeating Sudan.

We outplayed Millwall (no great feat, normally) for 81 minutes with a man less and deservedly won. That gap at the top of the table is very pleasing! 8)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 05, 2012, 06:25
A leaque
sydney fc vs newcastle jets . Suprising to know francis jeffers (fox in the box) is still playing football, he plays for newcastle jets.

http://www.firstrowsports.eu/watch/106044/1/watch-sydney-fc-vs-newcastle-jets.html (http://www.firstrowsports.eu/watch/106044/1/watch-sydney-fc-vs-newcastle-jets.html)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Gravel Rash on February 05, 2012, 09:23
Bridges is playing for the jets aswell. I cant believe I am saying this but I am hoping for a Chelski win tonight , I feel dirty.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 05, 2012, 09:35
Shillong leading 2-0 against Pailan arrows. Top fans Shillong have, always fun watching their home matches (though this is an away match).
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on February 05, 2012, 14:25
Ajax... : DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 05, 2012, 14:40
Ajax... : DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

I knew you would have posted, because I understand that 'Schadenfreude ist die schönste Freude'.

Enjoy, today is probably the first time in your lifetime that Feyenoord will be above Ajax in the table.  ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on February 05, 2012, 14:59
;).

Sorry Amster, I felt like I had to gloat a little bit.. Must've been the cold, eh :P?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dekker_Tifosi on February 05, 2012, 19:46
so how many titles does Feyenoord have?

We have 30.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on February 05, 2012, 19:49
Better 11 stars on the football pitch than 3 on stitched on your chest.. :o
Title: Re: Football
Post by: lucky on February 05, 2012, 19:59
Wow don't know how 'we' beat Inter 4-0
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 05, 2012, 20:00
You northern barbarians just keep going, it is football Christ's sake ;D I love it
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 05, 2012, 20:18
Well somehow mine firm posters collection is getting bigger with this, it was easy, like Ajax poster (http://i39.tinypic.com/141utmg.jpg)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: craig1985 on February 05, 2012, 20:22
Why take advantage of Lazio and Udinese dropping points when you can get thrashed 4-0 by Roma?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dekker_Tifosi on February 05, 2012, 21:19
Better 11 stars on the football pitch than 3 on stitched on your chest.. :o
Feyenoord doesn't even have 1 of that
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 05, 2012, 21:26
Unfortunately, the glorious past doesn't mean sh!t now. They are playing awful, depressing football and I'm afraid the FDB's excuses are starting to wear a bit thin, despite all the injuries. This is another lost season. :(

JC needs to be given complete charge of the entire football side of the club. Quickly.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 06, 2012, 22:25
Ok it is not football it is futsal 8), Cro:Ukraine Euro1/4  finals 1:1 regular time, Cro won after penalties, Spain destroyed Romania 8:3 or something in other 1/4 final. If you ask me bet on Spain sure win (they are doped) :D I did not realize that I do not have a clue about futsal laws. 
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 07, 2012, 10:39
Dekker, gefeli jongen!!! ;D 8)

OH MY GOD!!!!!!!! Justice has been done, who would have believed it?

(Everybody else can ignore this, it's only relevant to Ajax fans.)

100% pro-CRUIJFF


Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 07, 2012, 20:44
For Amster
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xoceqg_westham-vs-milwall-2-1_sport?start=2#from=embed (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xoceqg_westham-vs-milwall-2-1_sport?start=2#from=embed)

I wonder there were fights before or after. :)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 08, 2012, 00:08
For Amster

I wonder there were fights before or after. :)

Cheers, Zam. I actually saw the game, it was the best they played in a long time, 81 mins with 10 men.

No, no fights, no trouble. The entire area was declared 'dry' both before and after the game, so nobody could get any drink near the ground. Lots of police too. ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on February 08, 2012, 06:43
Big game tonight.

Zambia v Ghana. do not give them much of a chance but excited anyway

game is on about 3am here so recording to watch int he morning
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 08, 2012, 06:53
Hoping Zambia win this and the title. If not for anything else, it would soften the blow of the 5-0 loss India suffered.

Edit-I always think it's 5-1 when it was 5-0.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on February 08, 2012, 07:15
Hoping Zambia win this and the title. If not for anything else, it would soften the blow of the 5-1 loss India suffered.

Did not realise Indians really cared about football.  ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on February 08, 2012, 07:22
West Ham X Milwall Green Street Fruit market battle! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhn7qrc9E7A#)

Ammster, I was at the match and as you say, very good display from the 10 men. also plod were everywhere. see the clip above, thats the nearest it became to getting nasty, a blood food fight outside the Queens..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 08, 2012, 07:24
Did not realise Indians really cared about football.  ;)
:)

Pretty soon us Indians will stop caring about any sport.

Only 5-0 against the African Nations cup semi finalists, it's got a nice ring to it.
Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 08, 2012, 12:26
Unbelievable. 'Arry Redknapp and Mandaric found not guilty by a jury. ???

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-16925280 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-16925280)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 08, 2012, 12:28
Unbelievable. 'Arry Redknapp and Mandaric found not guilty by a jury. ???

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-16925280 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-16925280)

Full swing towards england job...do you want him as england manager?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 08, 2012, 12:50
Full swing towards england job...do you want him as england manager?

No, I hate him. 'Arry is a crook, 'Arry has been a crook for a long time, 'Arry is as bent as a nine bob note (old English expression). Sadly, now that he has been cleared, he will be the next England manager. But, to be honest, I don't give a toss who the England manager is, I don't care about the England team. My international team is Holland. ;)

There's a wonderful live football day coming up on my cable - both Africa Cup semis, Barca A1 vs Ajax A1 in the quarterfinals of the U18 'Euro cup', topped off with the second Barca-Valencia Copa del Rey semifinal. :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 08, 2012, 12:56
I thought the prosecution had got him farked. Softcocks.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on February 08, 2012, 13:07
Three cheers for Rosie, and Arry said "The Monaco account wernt a problem but dont mention the Swiss account"
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 08, 2012, 13:19
No, I hate him. 'Arry is a crook, 'Arry has been a crook for a long time, 'Arry is as bent as a nine bob note (old English expression). Sadly, now that he has been cleared, he will be the next England manager. But, to be honest, I don't give a toss who the England manager is, I don't care about the England team. My international team is Holland. ;)

There's a wonderful live football day coming up on my cable - both Africa Cup semis, Barca A1 vs Ajax A1 in the quarterfinals of the U18 'Euro cup', topped off with the second Barca-Valencia Copa del Rey semifinal. :P
By the way, i have been meaning to ask you a question..Do you have stories about ICF, if bet that you will it  can you share? :P ... i like firm stories.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 08, 2012, 14:57
By the way, i have been meaning to ask you a question..Do you have stories about ICF, if bet that you will it  can you share? :P ... i like firm stories.

I'm sorry to disappoint you, Zam. Not everyone of my generation was a hooligan or member of the ICF! So no, I have no first hand stories of fights to tell about. If you're really interested, then this is a good place to start.

http://www.casspennant.com/ (http://www.casspennant.com/)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 08, 2012, 19:00
Zambia final 1-0 :o
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 08, 2012, 19:36
Euro U18 quarterfinal result -

Barca A1 0-3 Ajax A1  8) ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 08, 2012, 19:44
Ajax looks good.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 08, 2012, 19:56
Capello has resigned as England coach.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/16941457 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/16941457)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 08, 2012, 20:02
I was reading his comment about Terry in the morning. That was a bit sh!te from Capello. So sacking a brainless idiot or racist tw@t isn't correct?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 08, 2012, 20:05
They have 'arry. waste of a few years by a great manager.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 08, 2012, 20:11
I was reading his comment about Terry in the morning. That was a bit sh!te from Capello. So sacking a brainless idiot or racist tw@t isn't correct?

his gripe was that the fa undermine his authority..whatever or thats what he said to the italian press.The situation is  FUBAR.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 08, 2012, 20:13
I wish Palermo could afford him  :P ...you never know coz Arab dudes are gonna invest like 200 million next year but alas he will never ever go to sicily.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 08, 2012, 20:19
I hope you're true, he doesn't deserve all the grief he gets for England being sh*te. European Championships will be a treat.

Didn't he say this was his last coaching assignment when he took the job? He could have changed his stance of course. Malaga a possibility? Arab owner and doing diddly squat.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 08, 2012, 20:28
Meanwhile there is a Juventus - AC milan match. http://www.firstrowsports.eu/watch/106462/1/watch-ac-milan-vs-juventus.html (http://www.firstrowsports.eu/watch/106462/1/watch-ac-milan-vs-juventus.html)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 08, 2012, 20:39
Milan aren't really exciting the world at the moment. Dull match so far, and the match at the weekend against Napoli was more suited to the I league than the Serie A.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 08, 2012, 20:45
dudiiieees Ćorluka finally signed for Bayer Leverkusen no more hot hot Spurs.
And yes I know you are interesting about Dinamo and how preparations going for season, well we are stronger than ever. Draw against Midtjyilland in  Atlantic cup/Portugal.
Just can not wait summer to kick Ajax ass again and CL 1/4.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 08, 2012, 20:49
Why the fluffy? It's not a nice name for a hitman, now you're a hitman in disguise as a cotton candy.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 08, 2012, 20:56
Why the fluffy? It's not a nice name for a hitman, now you're a hitman in disguise as a cotton candy.
Call me Fluffy, James Fluffy ok? 8) Or....
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 08, 2012, 21:00
Call me Fluffy, James Fluffy ok? 8) Or....
I get diabetes and bad teeth? Fluffy, James Fluffy.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 08, 2012, 21:12
I get diabetes and bad teeth? Fluffy, James Fluffy.
Thanks I really appreciate it, you know I feel like new person, new life... :-*
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on February 08, 2012, 21:45
Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god , oh my god

Zambia beat Ghana and made the final

cannot remember when i was this excited about football

wish i was in Lusaka right now, my brother in law says it is going batsh*t crazy
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 09, 2012, 07:56
Key juror's reaction to Redknapp's defense plea
(http://i.imgur.com/mM5Cc.gif)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 09, 2012, 10:02
Just saw that Venky's profits fell by 80% in Q3, surely this mean more austerity for Blackburn. They're not going to loosen the purse strings after that.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 09, 2012, 11:14
(https://p.twimg.com/AlKoOnCCIAIcV6j.jpg)

A while back i posted the same thing in the other place   :)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 09, 2012, 11:16
I stole it for FB too. :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 09, 2012, 11:17
And I just deleted that because that contained a swear word. Great pic though. Sad sod I am.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 09, 2012, 13:22
Normal operations have been temporarily suspended while Amsterdam football fans celebrate a red letter day!! ;D 8)

Our hero

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2286/1879128935_01beed215a.jpg)

The Gang of Four has finally resigned, together with two of their appointees, the coming of Louis van Gaal has been prevented, the first steps towards saving the club have been taken...we are calling it Liberation Day! ;D

cream - i'm so glad (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3GIQ86eu6c#)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Sylvester on February 09, 2012, 14:40
Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god , oh my god

Zambia beat Ghana and made the final

cannot remember when i was this excited about football

wish i was in Lusaka right now, my brother in law says it is going batsh*t crazy
I hope they beat Ivory Coast too, they deserve it, if only for Kalusha Bwalya.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: craig1985 on February 10, 2012, 11:33
Watford might have a new owner:

http://www.football-italia.net/node/15558 (http://www.football-italia.net/node/15558)

Giampaolo Pozzo who owns Udinese, La Liga side Granada, and a part owner in Espanyol. I looked him up in wikipedia but it never said how he made his fortune, does anybody know he did it?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 12, 2012, 00:52
I'm surprised that this topic has seen no action today, there was certainly enough to talk about.

First things first. The Hammers didn't play due to the Posh pitch being frozen. Ajax finally won a game again. ::) Barca threw away the title tonight with a 3-2 loss at Osasuna, whom they beat 8-0 back in September.

Then there was ManU - Liverpool. :(

The game was no great spectacle, ManU deserved the win, but all the talk centered on other things. You'd think that Suarez understandably declining to shake Evra's hand was the start of WW3, the way the media have focussed on that one moment - that, and Evra provocatively celebrating in front of Suarez at the end. I hope he gets done for it. I thought Taggart's post match comments were a disgrace too.

I felt it my duty to watch because next Thursday Ajax have to get slaughtered by MoanU in the EL. Ajax fans are hoping that the two leg total won't be much worse than 0-5, though it certainly could be. I always have to laugh when the UK media refer to "Dutch giants, Ajax". Ajax haven't been any kind of giants for a very long time. The current side is very ordinary, and will be very hard pressed to finish second in order to qualify for next year's CL.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Tuart on February 12, 2012, 01:15
I really can't give a flip about what happens in the wankfests up the top of the table.

Relegation battles is where its at. :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on February 12, 2012, 05:53
I'm surprised that this topic has seen no action today, there was certainly enough to talk about.

First things first. The Hammers didn't play due to the Posh pitch being frozen. Ajax finally won a game again. ::) Barca threw away the title tonight with a 3-2 loss at Osasuna, whom they beat 8-0 back in September.

Then there was ManU - Liverpool. :(

The game was no great spectacle, ManU deserved the win, but all the talk centered on other things. You'd think that Suarez understandably declining to shake Evra's hand was the start of WW3, the way the media have focussed on that one moment - that, and Evra provocatively celebrating in front of Suarez at the end. I hope he gets done for it. I thought Taggart's post match comments were a disgrace too.

I felt it my duty to watch because next Thursday Ajax have to get slaughtered by MoanU in the EL. Ajax fans are hoping that the two leg total won't be much worse than 0-5, though it certainly could be. I always have to laugh when the UK media refer to "Dutch giants, Ajax". Ajax haven't been any kind of giants for a very long time. The current side is very ordinary, and will be very hard pressed to finish second in order to qualify for next year's CL.

Hammers not playing was only way we could close the gap. Getting worrying close at the top of the table now with not many points separating us and about 7th place

with man u game was much more disturbed by the KKK Masks on the Man u fanzine than anyone shaking hands.

some things should never be joked about
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 12, 2012, 06:19
Aye. A full blown display of tw@ttery and what's wrong with football.

Shillong Lajong beat East Bengal yesterday :o
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 12, 2012, 09:25
And i agree with amster, its liverpool and man utd match, handshake should not be expected before a game lol...Amster will some of ajax fan boo evra as suarez used to be the man in ajax.
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/042/6/f/tabloid_journalism_by_kitster29-d4pc70e.jpg)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 12, 2012, 10:58
Here in Bulgaria league has been cancelled due poor weather :'(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 12, 2012, 11:49
And i agree with amster, its liverpool and man utd match, handshake should not be expected before a game lol...Amster will some of ajax fan boo evra as suarez used to be the man in ajax.
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/042/6/f/tabloid_journalism_by_kitster29-d4pc70e.jpg)

Love this image and will use it elsewhere. Yes Zam, a number of Ajax fans intend to boo Evra here next Thursday. Personally, I think it's more important that we don't lose with double figures. :(

I must have missed the bit about KKK masks, can someone explain or provide a link?

Dave, yes it's getting tighter at the top and yes, I wish we could have played and picked up points yesterday. Everybody I know who's into football will be pulling for Zambia tonight, not only because they're the underdogs, but also because of the crash and because Kalusha played here!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 12, 2012, 11:52
Here you go Amster
Manure twittery Article (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/news/9076499/Manchester-United-fanzine-Red-Issue-seized-by-police-over-Klu-Klux-Klan-image.html)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 12, 2012, 11:54
Here you go Amster
Manure twittery Article (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/news/9076499/Manchester-United-fanzine-Red-Issue-seized-by-police-over-Klu-Klux-Klan-image.html)

Cheers, Ram. Why are you lurking, if I may ask?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 12, 2012, 11:56
Ah didn't notice that. Changed it now.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 12, 2012, 12:19
I cannot believe how many pages have been written on football forums since yesterday about the 'hand shake' incident. ::)

There is a perfect Dutch word for Evra - maatennaaier - which won't translate as one word, but means someone who screws his mates. I think he's a horrible piece of work with a history of accusing others of racism while he himself calls his mates 'niggahs'. People react to him because he's a creep himself, not because he's a different color.

I'm not even entirely convinced that he intended to shake hands.

http://twitpic.com/8iizha (http://twitpic.com/8iizha)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on February 12, 2012, 15:43
Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 1-0!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 12, 2012, 22:46
Great big high five at you, Dave! 8) ;D

I was  pulling for you all the way and I can just imagine what scenes will be going on now back home.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Tuart on February 13, 2012, 00:38
Fell asleep at HT. Nice going and well done to the Copper Bullets :)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 13, 2012, 04:16
Only 5-0 against the African champions, not half bad. Top effort by Zambia. Hope you had a good one Dave.

Enjoyed the match Byop? A goal on his return and a goal in his final match. Decent effort.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 13, 2012, 15:05
Marco van Basten to manage Heerenveen next season.

A surprising challenge for him, imo.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 13, 2012, 15:57
Marco van Basten to manage Heerenveen next season.

A surprising challenge for him, imo.
wow marco!!! who made a hard man cry
L'addio al calcio di Marco van Basten (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2lk1Ielo6o#)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on February 13, 2012, 16:59
Rangers into administration.. Bad news..

Follow Follow..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 13, 2012, 17:07
Sad when a team like this can bite the dust. ???

Not that I've ever cared a toss about them. :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 14, 2012, 11:18
champions leaque tonight. come on apoel and leverkusen.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 14, 2012, 11:43
champions leaque tonight. come on apoel and leverkusen.

Absolutely, come on Apoel. ;) However, I expect Barca to be at full strength tonight and to put their recent disappointing league results behind them. I expect Bayer to get hammered.

Sadly, my match of the day, the top of the table clash between West Ham and Southampton, will only be available on web radio. :(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 14, 2012, 11:46
Absolutely, come on Apoel. ;) However, I expect Barca to be at full strength tonight and to put their recent disappointing league results behind them. I expect Bayer to get hammered.

Sadly, my match of the day, the top of the table clash between West Ham and Southampton, will only be available on web radio. :(

Yea..leverkusen would probably get hammered...but just rooting for them to play like they have never played before to make it a great spectacle
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Tuart on February 14, 2012, 12:15
Yep, never played in a CL final have Leverkusen? ;)

I'm surprised they're still in it...which shows how much I support them but they'd be my 3rd team I support in Football so I hope they do well...whoever they're up against :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 14, 2012, 15:49
Yep, never played in a CL final have Leverkusen? ;)

I'm surprised they're still in it...which shows how much I support them but they'd be my 3rd team I support in Football so I hope they do well...whoever they're up against :D
like they have neve played before as in this season CL...they will have to play really well to defeat barca
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 14, 2012, 20:56
not getting hammered from the sound of things.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 14, 2012, 22:45
Damn, so annoying...the commentators repeatedly said that it was the most exciting game they'd seen this season, but there was not a stream anywhere for West Ham vs Southampton, so all I had was radio. Looking forward to Archie's take. FT 1-1 after we again played most of the game with 10 men.

Try watching Barca on fast foward. ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slapshot on February 14, 2012, 23:06
Rangers into administration.. Bad news..

Follow Follow..

I HATE football, it's split my family for years over Rangers and Celtic and all the Celtic fans are now gloating like mad. Wonder if any of them have realised that Celtic need Rangers and vice versa...without each other, they have nothing!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on February 14, 2012, 23:26
Damn, so annoying...the commentators repeatedly said that it was the most exciting game they'd seen this season, but there was not a stream anywhere for West Ham vs Southampton, so all I had was radio. Looking forward to Archie's take. FT 1-1 after we again played most of the game with 10 men.

Try watching Barca on fast foward. ;D

Not great to only get a draw against 10 men, but if at the start of the game you offered a point away to West Ham would have taken you hand off grabbing it. if teams at the top win their games in hand only 3 points between 2nd and 8th.

could go from guaranteed promotion to out of the playoffs in one week.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Tuart on February 15, 2012, 11:41
Bugger. :(

Oh well, played 2 different strategies in 2 halves and neither worked. As to be expected I suppose. Nfi how Castro got a yellow for being bumped out of the way, stupid Scot.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 16, 2012, 16:57
FAO (tav) my young friend from Zwijndrecht - you can't come and wind me up tonight because, like every other Ajax fan, I know what's coming. :(

I think we would all be reasonably happy with, say, a 0-3. Beyond that it gets embarrassing, though such a result is also entirely possible, depending on how serious ManU will take the game. There were already 'scuffles' in town yesterday, let's hope it's staying quiet pre-match i.e right now.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on February 18, 2012, 19:28
Guidetti scores 1-0 and then takes his shirt off when has a yellow card already...

Probably suspended for the match vs PSV... The face of Koeman was priceless.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 18, 2012, 19:31
Dinamo-Pula 1:1, at cup 1/4 :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on February 18, 2012, 19:31
and 1-1...


#sigh #bloodyfeyenoord
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 19, 2012, 00:52
Guidetti scores 1-0 and then takes his shirt off when has a yellow card already...

Probably suspended for the match vs PSV... The face of Koeman was priceless.

Since none of my teams played today, this was very much the highlight of my football day.  ;D

Not great to only get a draw against 10 men, but if at the start of the game you offered a point away to West Ham would have taken you hand off grabbing it. if teams at the top win their games in hand only 3 points between 2nd and 8th.

could go from guaranteed promotion to out of the playoffs in one week.

You're back on top after a good win today, we're away to Blackpool on Tuesday, when we will all be wondering if they can manage to get through a whole game with 11 men. ::)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on February 19, 2012, 10:36
You're back on top after a good win today, we're away to Blackpool on Tuesday, when we will all be wondering if they can manage to get through a whole game with 11 men. ::)

I have taken to covering the first column on the table this week. makes things look better for us.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on February 19, 2012, 11:46
Since none of my teams played today, this was very much the highlight of my football day.  ;D

It made me cry from laughter at the time, I instantly knew it when he even touched his shirt.. Oh well, it stops the hype for now atleast, lets see when he scores a hattrick again, everyone in the Netherlands will have forgotten this. :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on February 19, 2012, 16:46
PSV lose,, AZ lose, what the heck?! :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 19, 2012, 21:00
Palermo Vs lazio is getting ridiculous..lazio are massacred by palermo..yayyyy...miccoli is just sublime.5-0.If only they could play like this away from home :'(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 20, 2012, 00:45
Barca 5-1 Valencia (Messi 4, Xavi)

I'm sure there will be highlight clips on the webz before I'm back here tomorrow. If you're a football fan, if you love beauty in the game, go and watch a clip as soon as you can find one. Messi was out of this world. Barca also hit the crossbar three times, the goalie made loads of saves, and Messi's teammates didn't have their shooting boots on. On another evening, the #3 of Spain could easily have lost by double figures. Honestly.

Never mind, found a short clip, commentary sounds like Russian.

Barcelona Vs Valencia 5-1 All Highlights And Goals 2-19-2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21vMWmQleO8#ws)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on February 20, 2012, 04:51
Barca 5-1 Valencia (Messi 4, Xavi)

I'm sure there will be highlight clips on the webz before I'm back here tomorrow. If you're a football fan, if you love beauty in the game, go and watch a clip as soon as you can find one. Messi was out of this world. Barca also hit the crossbar three times, the goalie made loads of saves, and Messi's teammates didn't have their shooting boots on. On another evening, the #3 of Spain could easily have lost by double figures. Honestly.

Never mind, found a short clip, commentary sounds like Russian.

Barcelona Vs Valencia 5-1 All Highlights And Goals 2-19-2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21vMWmQleO8#ws)

do their fans not get bored of their team being ridiculously good each week.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 21, 2012, 16:29
do their fans not get bored of their team being ridiculously good each week.

No, they don't. They've had important injuries recently and have played a number of lesser games in the competition, the result being that Real Mad have the title wrapped up with a 10 point lead.

Elsewhere, it is widely thought that Villas-Boas will get axed if Chavski don't win at Napoli tonight, but more importantly, West Ham go to Blackpool knowing that a win would take them back to the top of the table. I expect a draw. ::)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 21, 2012, 20:34
Napoli:Chelsea 2:1 first half ::)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on February 21, 2012, 20:41
West Ham go 2-0 up, Tomkins & Maynard
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on February 21, 2012, 20:52
Blackpool 1 West Ham 2 h/t
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 21, 2012, 21:02
Worst time to have given one away >:(

As long as we don't try to defend this lead......
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 21, 2012, 21:09
Napoli leads 3:1 :o
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on February 21, 2012, 21:19
Robert Green RED carded, for ****sake..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 21, 2012, 21:37
Fark me Archie, what a game! 8)

Both games 3-1.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on February 21, 2012, 21:45
Gutted I couldnt go, poxy work.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on February 21, 2012, 21:50
VAZ TA 4/1
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 21, 2012, 21:56
Gutted I couldnt go, poxy work.

The ride home will be fun. ;D

Fantastic victory, fantastic character to protect Angela in goal like that, and what about Gary 'Goal machine' O'Neil? :P Though I don't think we've ever had three consecutive games with red cards.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on February 21, 2012, 22:04
Thats called doing it the West Ham way, always do things the hard way.
Come on Ammster..... LETS GO ******* MENTAL, LETS GO ******* MENTAL
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on February 21, 2012, 22:07
Oh, and Paulo went top of div2 with 2 games in hand..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 21, 2012, 22:10
Thats called doing it the West Ham way, always do things the hard way.
Come on Ammster..... LETS GO ******* MENTAL, LETS GO ******* MENTAL

.....LA,LA,LA,LA....LA, LA, LA, LA 8) ;D

Can't wait for the day that Paolo comes home!

In other news - Tevez has 'reconciled' with Citeh and posted an unreserved apology to all and sundry on the Citeh website.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on February 21, 2012, 22:17
Would have taken 7 points from 9 with eleven on the pitch, but 7 from 9 with 10 men, thats why we love West Ham.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on February 21, 2012, 23:06
Another Red Card!!!

jesus you will be playing U19 players soon at this rate. Fantastic win with a midfielder in goal though. Away to 7th place in table as well. Showing they really are too classy for championship.

I am more nervous about the rapidly approaching bunch behind. Birmingham and Middlesbrough both got wins last night and with games in hand could end up with Birmingham, Reading, Middlesbrough and Hull all within 3 points of saints with a long way to go still.

very very nervous
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on February 22, 2012, 05:22
WH v Bla (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GToIdrJBTTE#)

Amster, enjoy..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 22, 2012, 12:14
Thanks for the clip, Archie. Here's a short write up from someone who attended.

(Surprised that Villas-Boas hasn't gone yet.) ;D

Quote
Fantastic performance. We were on it from the off. Winning most second
balls, players supporting each other, options with Maynards movement
and support from Vaz Te and Faubert bombing down the line. Vaz Te
looked a bit of a luxury at times not tracking back enough, a bit like
having Piq there on the left but with more pace and more direct
cutting in, proved his worth in the end.He's not a real team player
but at least kept going.
Made Blackpool looked 2nd best and were cruising at 2 nil, the only
one real chance and soft goal on 45,  I really felt would prove
costly.
Sure Blackpool went for it but they should have been more
patient ,especially when Green went, when I think we all felt it will
be a miracle to avoid defeat, a draw would been a huge bonus feeling
like a win but to do it in such style was awesome. Went close before
the 3rd and 4th a couple of times, Faubert denied a tap in and another
intervening defender stopping Vaz Te at the far after great work on
the break by Maynard.
Maynard was superb challenging for every ball and taking a few knocks
despite not being the tallest/beefiest. Always looking to knock past
and run on using his pace.  Nobes and Collison ran themselves into the
ground, always finding time and space, Jacks best display for some
long time. JT did a superb holding job and moved to centre back later
with much ease. Faye and Reid solid, McCartney dependable and some,
O’Brien never say die.  Faubert up and down the line keenly.  Lansbury
barely troubled, kicking excellent just one that went straight off. We
looked a class above Holloways men and pleasingly played the better
football for most of the game.
Some top singing; ‘We’ve only got (need) 10 men’, ‘England’s No1’,
‘One Nicky Maynard’ (when he went off) and best of all Blackpool
played on with Vaz Te down, eventually the ball goes out, Vaz Te still
down and ‘9 men , we only need 9 men ‘ went up. All through the game
we were singing, 'We're gonna score in a minute', because it really
felt that way. Of course 'We are top of the league'.
Had some good banter with the stewards near the end too, quite a few
apparently PNE fans so were loving it almost as much as us.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on February 22, 2012, 13:40
Cheers Amster, "Englands No 1" was aimed at Lansbury, very good. Didnt know he played in goal at England vGermany under21 game. We should sign him.
Last two days nothing but Arse & Chelsea mugs moaning on the radio about their downturn in fortune, truly pewk worthy..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on February 22, 2012, 14:35
Thanks for the clip, Archie. Here's a short write up from someone who attended.

(Surprised that Villas-Boas hasn't gone yet.) ;D

Be crazy to get rid AVB. Keep doing the merry go round of managers wont provide consistency.

Needs to get rid of Mourinho's gang, JT, Lamps etc...

Talk of Benitez finishing the season as Chelski temp manager. That would be fun. ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 22, 2012, 14:55
Be crazy to get rid AVB. Keep doing the merry go round of managers wont provide consistency.

Needs to get rid of Mourinho's gang, JT, Lamps etc...

Talk of Benitez finishing the season as Chelski temp manager. That would be fun. ;D

Whatever fornicates Chavski up works for me. :P

(btw, I have hated them since long before Abramovich)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on February 24, 2012, 08:05
Robert Green had his red card recinded then Amster.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 24, 2012, 13:38
Restart of the Croatian football season overshadowed

http://www.thefootballramble.com/blog/entry/restart-of-the-croatian-football-season-overshadowed (http://www.thefootballramble.com/blog/entry/restart-of-the-croatian-football-season-overshadowed)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on February 24, 2012, 15:34
I am a fan of Yaxley (http://www.yaxleyfc.com) (obviously being from there) and Weymouth as I used to live there.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 24, 2012, 16:35
Robert Green had his red card recinded then Amster.  ;D ;D ;D

Can you remember the last time a straight red got overturned? I can't. What a result. 8)

My local team, Ajax, played at OT last night. Ajax 1.5 beat ManU 2 by 2-1, so ManU just squeak through to the next round. It was a poor game in terms of quality, but the story of the night was the performance of the 4k Ajax fans, who totally drowned out the other 63k in the Theater of Prawn Sarnies and literally owned the stadium for the evening. They were truly awesome for the whole 90 minutes, even louder than our Hammers. Embarrassing for the ManU 'fans'. Very. ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 27, 2012, 02:03
For the particular attention of all who love, and can appreciate, the occasional stunning beauty in this game. Let the clip load, then ff to around 2:55 and let your jaw drop as you witness one of the sweetest strikes of a ball that you will ever see in your life. Note that from the location of the free kick, this is a ball for a right-footed player.

http://www.101greatgoals.com/gvideos/atletico-madrid-1-barcelona-2/ (http://www.101greatgoals.com/gvideos/atletico-madrid-1-barcelona-2/)

 8) :-* 8)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 27, 2012, 02:20
I thought my last post needed to be separate. ;)

I've had the most stunning day of football! In fact, the only single result that spoiled my weekend was the Hammer's 0-0 on Saturday. Shame I don't gamble, I could have cleaned up.

Ajax kicked off at 12:30, so after their 4-1 win away, I switched straight over to Arsenal-Spurs (while keeping an eye on K-B-K) and saw the Gooners come from 0-2 down to beat their (and our) big enemy 5-2. Then over to AZ-Heerenveen, where the best result for Ajax was a draw - finished 3-3 (and saw the last kms of K-B-K)! That was 18 goals in three games. :D Saw the first half of Napoli-Inter while waiting for Barca to start - Inter lost, I hate Inter! :P

To top this off, Barca won a difficult away game, one they simply had to win, with the goal in my previous post, scored by a player who has given me more pleasure than any other in the half century that I have been watching the beautiful game.

'Hog heaven' doesn't even come close to the day I had today. 8)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on February 27, 2012, 02:24
For the particular attention of all who love, and can appreciate, the occasional stunning beauty in this game. Let the clip load, then ff to around 2:55 and let your jaw drop as you witness one of the sweetest strikes of a ball that you will ever see in your life. Note that from the location of the free kick, this is a ball for a right-footed player.

http://www.101greatgoals.com/gvideos/atletico-madrid-1-barcelona-2/ (http://www.101greatgoals.com/gvideos/atletico-madrid-1-barcelona-2/)

 8) :-* 8)

Love the keepers reaction. like, what the f$&k was i supposed to do about that
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 27, 2012, 02:36
Beauty and perfection in one. Simply stunning. Even Marco van Basten was at a loss for words.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 27, 2012, 11:50
Falcao's goal remind me of this..not as great as paolo's but the technique seems similar.
 Paolo Di Canio 'Magical Goal' Vs Wimbledon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63czdUW_R-s#)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 27, 2012, 11:52
Zamzam, how many more days for Ranieri?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 27, 2012, 12:00
Zamzam, how many more days for Ranieri?
I have no clue but i am guessing a lil' bit more because massimo morrati says he will stick by him but you never know with the paisans who are incharge of club football  :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 27, 2012, 12:04
The Ref first reaction to muntari's non goal
(http://s1-03.twitpicproxy.com/photos/full/525586191.jpg?key=362237)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 27, 2012, 12:10
And regarding Ranieri :D Ranieri was asked,Cosa farei fossi in Moratti? Direi 'confermo Ranieri al 100%, non ha nessuna colpa' =
 "What if you were Moratti?" after defeat last night, "I would confirm Ranieri is 100% not to blame".  hahaha


7 Juventus players in Prandelli's squad,  2 each from  Roma and milan,2 PSG,2 Napoli,1 Inter but suprisingly  no Di Natale.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 27, 2012, 12:13
And regarding Ranieri :D Ranieri was asked,Cosa farei fossi in Moratti? Direi 'confermo Ranieri al 100%, non ha nessuna colpa' =
 "What if you were Moratti?" after defeat last night, "I would confirm Ranieri is 100% not to blame".  hahaha


7 Juventus players in Prandelli's squad,  2 each from  Roma and milan,2 PSG,2 Napoli,1 Inter but suprisingly  no Di Natale.
:)
Good man
No Di Natale ???, what does he do to get into the team?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on February 27, 2012, 12:15
Falcao's goal remind me of this..not as great as paolo's but the technique seems similar.
 Paolo Di Canio 'Magical Goal' Vs Wimbledon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63czdUW_R-s#)
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Was at that game , Paolo = Legend
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 27, 2012, 12:17
Falcao's goal remind me of this..not as great as paolo's but the technique seems similar.

I knew instantly what goal you were thinking of because I had the same memory flash. :D There is similarity in the foot movement - that triggers the memory. He scored his last goal for us against Chavski at the end where I was sitting with my oldest son, his celebration by the corner flag was right in front of us. Sadly, those three points didn't stop us from going down. :(

iirc, that was voted greatest Prem goal the last time they had such a 'vote'. It was certainly goal of the year at the time. Are you following his career at Swindon?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 27, 2012, 12:26
I knew instantly what goal you were thinking of because I had the same memory flash. :D There is similarity in the foot movement - that triggers the memory. He scored his last goal for us against Chavski at the end where I was sitting with my oldest son, his celebration by the corner flag was right in front of us. Sadly, those three points didn't stop us from going down. :(

iirc, that was voted greatest Prem goal the last time they had such a 'vote'. It was certainly goal of the year at the time. Are you following his career at Swindon?

Not really following him at Swindon but hear about him from time to time.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 27, 2012, 12:32
His Swindon are top of the league, he's still crazy, and most, if not all Hammers, look forward to the day, in a few years time, when he will come 'home' and manage West Ham. I think he may get the opportunity at West Ham before he gets it at Lazio.

He may be a nutter, but he's our nutter. ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 27, 2012, 12:59
delap eat your heart out
Amazing Front Flip Throw In | Japan v Iceland (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXrvYZRFAFk#ws)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on February 28, 2012, 22:36
Swindon 2-0 winners tonight, thats 10 wins from 10 games. Get in there Paolo....
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 29, 2012, 19:16
Friendly against Sweden here, kick off for 18 minutes, so I am taking bets (of course no one has live stream and you will never know the Truth, but anyway)

Ibrahimović more then 6 offside  ::)
Who is against?


Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 29, 2012, 19:24
Seeing believing, so no betting on this.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 29, 2012, 20:03
Scotty Parker captaining England. Can't do worse than the earlier ridiculous sods.

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Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 29, 2012, 20:14
Seeing believing, so no betting on this.
You can believe me dude ::)
Here real drama at friendly; 2 yellow cards, penalty kick, 28 years old ref from Slovenia, Ibrahimović playing like devil at number 10 position, and Sweden lead 0:1 8)
So far only two offside ::)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 29, 2012, 20:20
Drama continued 1:1 own goal Sweden ;D
I am surprised about Sweden they are fast and strong, England should be worried IMHO
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 29, 2012, 20:21
Without Capello, England should be wary of Liechtenstein. They'll surely be worried by Sweden.

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Unbelievable, just blown away.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 29, 2012, 21:02
1:3, 20 minutes to go and Ibrahimović traitor is killing us.
Bilić just leave damn manager job, please!!!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 29, 2012, 21:33
Without Capello, England should be wary of Liechtenstein. They'll surely be worried by Sweden.
Unbelievable, just blown away.
Agree, without good manager or coach team is lost, like ours.
Epic interview with Ibrahimović right now after standing ovations, journalist ask him does he speak Croatian? He answer that he understand but unable to speak, he lies. ::), but nevertheless great player.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 29, 2012, 21:37
How much did Sweden buy him for?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 29, 2012, 21:48
How much did Sweden buy him for?
Volvo 740 and free Kebabs for life!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on February 29, 2012, 21:53
;D
Gold
Title: Re: Football
Post by: timmy on February 29, 2012, 22:23
pretty average game between the dutch and england.
left at 2-2 (late for work).
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 29, 2012, 23:14
pretty average game between the dutch and england.
left at 2-2 (late for work).

First half was simply awful, second half picked up a bit, Dutch on top and worth their 2-0, then in the last minutes they just went to sleep and England equalized...then Robben decided he wasn't going to waste his brilliant form on the day on a draw, and curled in a fantastic winner in extra time, just mintes afer the England equalizer. They didn't deserve a draw, this really was a p!ss poor England, tbh.

I eagerly await a report on Italy 0-1 USA.  ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on March 01, 2012, 08:35
http://yfrog.com/0ggmtz (http://yfrog.com/0ggmtz)



Ammster, watch & enjoy our Henri score against Belgium.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: lancasterke on March 01, 2012, 10:55
i don't know if anyone saw it, but emanuel eboue had a surprisingly incisive comment on the key differences between scott parker and england's previous captain (on twitter)

worth a look

https://twitter.com/#!/TheRealEboue

(made before kick off yesterday)

(a little too rude to quote)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on March 04, 2012, 17:17
Hahaha, PSV-Twente. I am amused.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 05, 2012, 19:49
Banks, Watches, Chocolates—And Soccer Scandals
Swiss Hills Are Alive With Controversy, Bankruptcy and Lawsuits; The Billionaire's Bodyguards

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203370604577261502167336394.html (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203370604577261502167336394.html)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 06, 2012, 15:30
Hahaha, PSV-Twente. I am amused.

That was certainly the highlight of the weekend! ;D

If the Arse can get an early goal or two tonight...... ::)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 06, 2012, 17:16
Arsenal to do a Depor by beating Milan, not by getting relegated. Has this been mentioned in the media?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 07, 2012, 02:31
sh*t, they almost did a Depor. Fair effort.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 07, 2012, 02:47
Sadly, the second half proved to be a big disappointment. I felt sure they'd equalize after they went in at 3-0. Still, a good effort.

Tomorrow night my Hammers play at the same time as Barca and can go back on top of the table with a win. I really hope that there might be a stream, but I doubt it.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on March 07, 2012, 03:22
Sadly, the second half proved to be a big disappointment. I felt sure they'd equalize after they went in at 3-0. Still, a good effort.

Tomorrow night my Hammers play at the same time as Barca and can go back on top of the table with a win. I really hope that there might be a stream, but I doubt it.

very disappointed with the Saints. 87th minute deflected equaliser

reading still have to play us, you and birmingham away i think so we are still in with a shout but got to win all our home games
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 07, 2012, 11:43
very disappointed with the Saints. 87th minute deflected equaliser

reading still have to play us, you and birmingham away i think so we are still in with a shout but got to win all our home games

The last time we had a nailed on looking home win like against Watford tonight, it turned into a 0-0. A win takes us back to the top - and yes, Reading starting to look serious contenders.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on March 07, 2012, 22:05
The last time we had a nailed on looking home win like against Watford tonight, it turned into a 0-0. A win takes us back to the top - and yes, Reading starting to look serious contenders.

You prediction skills are strong (well close). Looking at the run in i think Hammers have the easiest games on paper and Reading have some hard away games but they are definitely in form and Saints continue to strive to through it away

Have been through the misery of play offs before (lost to Derby on penalties one year and found ourselves in league one the next) and with our current form would not trust us to make it through that route
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 07, 2012, 23:19
Leo Messi, first player ever to score five in a CL game. 8)

The boy is simply amazing. We're out of superlatives, and he's still 'only' 24. ::)

No surprise that West Ham fornicated up yet another opportunity to put some daylight between them and the chasers. At least I didn't have to watch (no stream).
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Gravel Rash on March 08, 2012, 10:55
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17295000 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17295000) Acouple of Kindred spirits , Noel Gallagher meets Mario Balotelli
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on March 09, 2012, 13:36
Even though I had paid to get into a match on Tuesday I was glued to the Arsenal match though the window of the bar.

As it was at half time I think its disappointing they didn't pull it off.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 10, 2012, 05:03
Agree Jimbot.

Not that anyone gives a fark, but Pune FC could go second or third with a win tonight and they have a home farking match when I'm not around.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: StraßenRennen on March 13, 2012, 15:53
No surprise that West Ham fornicated up yet another opportunity to put some daylight between them and the chasers. At least I didn't have to watch (no stream).

Want to swap with me and try supporting Middlesbrough instead, watched them get hammered by a leeds team who didnt even need to get out a second gear, some weeks we are hopeless truely hopeless.  :'(

Edit:

Tuesday 20th March

         19:45
    Championship
    West Ham
    vs
    Middlesbro'
        [Expected to be shown on Sky Sports]

Will be watching this with interested via streaming on tuesday.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 13, 2012, 19:04
A German Boro fan, no sh!t!?

We've got more fans of Championship teams here (two Hammers, Dinz for S'ton, you for Boro) than Prem team fans, how funny is that? Apart from the Guvnor, who's a Scouser, I can't think of anyone who has come out for another Prem team.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 13, 2012, 19:28
Want to swap with me and try supporting Middlesbrough instead, watched them get hammered by a leeds team who didnt even need to get out a second gear, some weeks we are hopeless truely hopeless.  :'(
One of the few times this season, especially the latter half, that Leeds have had a clue of what they're doing.

Have to say, Reading on current form are looking good for automatic promotion.

India back to their sh*tness in the Challenge cup. Forgettable tournament.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 13, 2012, 22:02
Right, liverpool won 3 nil against everton, stevie g with a hat trick..1st time that caroll, suarez and stevie started a leaque game together...surprise  that caroll played well.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on March 13, 2012, 22:13
All good results for West Ham tonight, and Readings winning run ended.
How rubbish must Reading be, only drawing  with Donny, oh yeah as rubbish as my team..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on March 13, 2012, 22:26
All good results for West Ham tonight, and Readings winning run ended.
How rubbish must Reading be, only drawing  with Donny, oh yeah as rubbish as my team..

The other championship contenders all seem determined to keep the saints top. Middlesbrough and Birmingham both putting themselves out of contention recently

am hoping this will put a big dent in readings momentum.

10 games to go
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on March 13, 2012, 22:32
A German Boro fan, no sh!t!?

We've got more fans of Championship teams here (two Hammers, Dinz for S'ton, you for Boro) than Prem team fans, how funny is that? Apart from the Guvnor, who's a Scouser, I can't think of anyone who has come out for another Prem team.


Better come out then. First watched Man U play the Arsenal in the 77 FA cup final. The brother got Arsenal to support and i got Man U. Being following their exploits since. It has been a pretty good last 2 decades :win but i think the end is near. When Ferguson retires it will go all down quite quickly. The Glazers are bleeding the club of any real money and not properly paying the debt back so it will make it very hard for the club to buy big and will they have the money to keep investing in the youth?

I'm not from Manchester either. :police:

Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on March 14, 2012, 00:28

Better come out then. First watched Man U play the Arsenal in the 77 FA cup final. The brother got Arsenal to support and i got Man U. Being following their exploits since. It has been a pretty good last 2 decades :win but i think the end is near. When Ferguson retires it will go all down quite quickly. The Glazers are bleeding the club of any real money and not properly paying the debt back so it will make it very hard for the club to buy big and will they have the money to keep investing in the youth?

I'm not from Manchester either. :police:

Thats OK, we knew that from the club you support  :D

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 14, 2012, 01:06
Thats OK, we knew that from the club you support  :D

Beat me to it. ;D

Yeah, good results tonight from the perspective of the top two - especially good news that Reading's charge got stalled. Now all the Hammers have to do is make sure that they win the game in hand (away at Posh) and we'll be all square again apart from the GD in your favor.

I watched the Inter game tonight and recorded Bayern, which turned out to have been the right choice. Inter and OM were both pathetic, a shockingly poor game. Barca would have approached double figures against either of them and OM will certainly go out in the next round.

Really looking forward to Chavski-Napoli tomorrow, when all of neutral Europe will be four-square behind Napoli. :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Tuart on March 14, 2012, 02:26
Wolves fan here, so EPL supporter about to become Chumpionship
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Gravel Rash on March 14, 2012, 03:07
Liverpool here
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 14, 2012, 03:20
Bayern, what a farking beauty. Barca and Madrid quaking in their boots and Madrid will forget to beat CSKA and lose to them.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: StraßenRennen on March 14, 2012, 19:39
Bayern were Bayern.. it wont last they will start to play normal football again soon. ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 14, 2012, 20:16
game on at stamford bridge ..chelski scored. its napoli 3 chelsea 2 on aggregate.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 14, 2012, 21:05
Next-gen series Ajax leading liverpool 6-0.  :'( :fp
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on March 14, 2012, 21:18
Forza Napoli.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on March 14, 2012, 21:20
Thats OK, we knew that from the club you support  :D

Oi i resemble that remark  :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on March 14, 2012, 22:03
Cmon Napoli, please dont lose this..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on March 14, 2012, 22:07
Cmon Napoli, please dont lose this..

Not looking good is it....would love Napoli to score in the last minute to win it.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 14, 2012, 22:10
Yea they look tired. apparently according to geraint thomas napoli were rolling around
  ‏ @GeraintThomas86  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
Would love to see Chelsea Napoli play rugby for the last 5mins. Man up and quit with the rolling around on the floor!.

flip him. Did you guys see terry shouting orders from the bench?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 14, 2012, 22:17
Ac berlusconi Milan representing italy in the CL again  :fp. Napoli had a good chance but their defending was not up to the mark on the night
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on March 14, 2012, 22:22
Nice match,
FC Casual shock therapy works, and I just saw tiny tiny sparkle in El Nino eyes, if not next stop is CSKA or Zenit, no Japan.
Feel sorry for Napoli, crazy dudes
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 14, 2012, 23:07
It' s shame and I'm not happy, but in all fairness Chavski deserve to go through (they'll lose in the next round anyway).

Napoli had some chances, didn't take them, and defended poorly at crucial moments. Drogba really wanted this, all credit to him, though he's no favorite of mine.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on March 15, 2012, 12:03
Cant stand Chealsea, the team or the muggy plastic flag waving supporters. That banner they had on show"London is ours", bet that was funded by the Russian gezzer. That game should have gone to penalties and Chalsea shoulda lost end of.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 15, 2012, 12:09
I wish Ken Bates held on to Chelsea for a bit longer. I'd rather have them as a Luton than their current form.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 15, 2012, 12:10
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Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 15, 2012, 12:18
Last night's first semi-final of the NextGen Series (U-18 CL)

LIverpool 0-6 Ajax  :win 8) ;D

Ajax will play the winner of OM-Inter in the ArenA on March 25 for the title of Euro Junior Champions.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 15, 2012, 12:24
Last night's first semi-final of the NextGen Series (U-18 CL)

LIverpool 0-6 Ajax  :win 8) ;D

Ajax will play the winner of OM-Inter in the ArenA on March 25 for the title of Euro Junior Champions.

Posted it at page 6..was waiting for your comments :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 15, 2012, 12:39
Posted it at page 6..was waiting for your comments :D

Zam dude, you're confusing an old man now. ???

How could you have posted on page 6 about something that only happened last night? ::)

A kid named Fischer scored a hattrick and seems to be quite a prospect. He also scored a couple (iirc) when this Ajax team beat young Barca.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 15, 2012, 16:00
Zam dude, you're confusing an old man now. ???

How could you have posted on page 6 about something that only happened last night? ::)

A kid named Fischer scored a hattrick and seems to be quite a prospect. He also scored a couple (iirc) when this Ajax team beat young Barca.

this is page 7, page 6 you have to back http://velorooms.com/general-discussion/football/250/ (http://velorooms.com/general-discussion/football/250/) ......anyway here is the post i made last night
 
Next-gen series Ajax leading liverpool 6-0.  :'( :fp
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 15, 2012, 16:57
this is page 7, page 6 you have to back http://velorooms.com/general-discussion/football/250/ (http://velorooms.com/general-discussion/football/250/) ......anyway here is the post i made last night

I know how to go from 7 to 6, zammo! ::)

You must have bigger pages set, or maybe that's one of the bonuses of being green? ;D

This is the problem  -I am on page 11. When I go to page 6 I see posts from weeks ago. Capice my confusion now? ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 15, 2012, 17:07
It is there for the regular plebs too, account settings->look and layout.

It's a wonder that these "stars" have found form again, almost as if they wanted a sackage for AVB.

Some more unfortunate news, Abidal is going to have a liver transplant.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 15, 2012, 17:12
It is there for the regular plebs too, account settings->look and layout.

It's a wonder that these "stars" have found form again, almost as if they wanted a sackage for AVB.

Some more unfortunate news, Abidal is going to have a liver transplant.

Just for sh!ts and grins Ram, what page are you on? If he's on 6 while I'm on 11 then he's got very long pages! :o

Do you remember how incredibly quickly Abidal came back from that liver surgery? Of course, a transplant is a very different matter. I can't think of any other (well known) player who has returned to the top level after an organ transplant.

Yeah, marvellous how Drogba and Co. looked a different side. ::)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 15, 2012, 17:21
Eleven, even that screws my PC on the music thread.

Abidal's situation reminds me a bit of Jonah Lomu's trials and tribulations. What a legendary career that could have been. Great career nonetheless.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 15, 2012, 17:58
set from profile-look and layout.
Messages to display per page:  50.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on March 15, 2012, 18:24
Man U looks like their european campaign is over  :(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 15, 2012, 18:26
Udinese 2-0 down from the first leg against AZ Alkmaar, already 2-0 up after 15 mins in the second leg.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 15, 2012, 18:38
Jebus that Ferguson's an average coach, can't even win the WAFFA cup.

Famous last woof.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 15, 2012, 18:48
Wonderful goal by Llorente, that'll add another few million to his price tag.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on March 15, 2012, 18:50
The workrate of the Bilbao players is, well, unbelievable. Putting it to utd though which is always a good thing
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 15, 2012, 19:04
I'll repeat my earlier question to you - did you clock last night's result at Anfield? ::)

 8)  ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 15, 2012, 19:12
Iraola shows why he isn't a striker. Should've been the match. Top skill nonetheless.

Valencia leading 1 0 at Eindhoven, 5-2 on aggregate.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 15, 2012, 19:24
As a liverpool fan this is good  ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 15, 2012, 19:27
2-1 at udinese game ... udinese are out as it stays.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on March 15, 2012, 19:31
I'll repeat my earlier question to you - did you clock last night's result at Anfield? ::)

 8)  ;D

in the under 19's against Ajax.. yeh, although liverpool got knocked out previous round by spurs. only got in because spurs broke a minor rule.

it wast at anfield btw. was played in st helens.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on March 15, 2012, 19:31
all finished for Man U in Bilbao be lucky of it ends at 2-0  :-X
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 16, 2012, 10:56
Freestyle Ganso e Neymar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWcYSYrOFu8#ws)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 16, 2012, 11:02
CL draw

Apoel are at home first to Real Madrid, Marseille at home to Bayern,AC Milan v Barcelona,Benfica at home first to Chels
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 16, 2012, 11:04
pep was afraid of facing Milan or thats what he implied, not sure he really meant it...anyways since it has come true..the only italian team left looks like going out...  :fp
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 16, 2012, 11:20
pep was afraid of facing Milan or thats what he implied, not sure he really meant it...anyways since it has come true..the only italian team left looks like going out...  :fp

Damn...forgot to turn the tv on for this...from a Barca point of view, I would have hoped for an 'easier' draw than AC, but on the other hand Barca don't need to be worried about anyone. ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on March 16, 2012, 11:36
Enjoyed the Bilbao game last night, classy looking team there, and only 7th in La Liga. Great bunch of supporters to, really got the place rocking. Liked the way they cheered Giggsey  when he subbed and when they appreciated the Granny shaggers goal.
Also Llorente goal was superb.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 16, 2012, 13:02
Pep called bielsa the best coach on the planet at the moment.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 17, 2012, 15:09
Given the choice, I'd rather not have Colin Wan-ker as Leeds manager.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 17, 2012, 16:45
What's the score Amster? :win
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 17, 2012, 16:52
Fark, it was bound to happen. :fp
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 17, 2012, 18:36
BREAKING NEWS

Tottenham's FA Cup tie with Bolton has been abandoned
1831:

ESPN's reporter in the White Hart Lane tunnel says Fabrice Muamba was not breathing when the Bolton midfielder was carried past him. Medical staff were still attempting to resuscitate him and a defibillator had been used.

 :( :'(

Hammers played 1-1
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 17, 2012, 18:54
Apparently no contact, just collapsed on the pitch. Hope he recovers.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on March 18, 2012, 15:19
FEYENOOOOORD OLÉ!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 19, 2012, 09:37
This is bizzare torino defenders pass the ball around and juve stabia just watching them lol

http://www.corrieredellosport.it/video/calcio/serie_b/torino/2012/03/18-41864/Guardate+la+curiosa+e+prolungata+melina+del+Torino (http://www.corrieredellosport.it/video/calcio/serie_b/torino/2012/03/18-41864/Guardate+la+curiosa+e+prolungata+melina+del+Torino)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 19, 2012, 09:40
Something good from belgian football
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4-LaTRozA78# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4-LaTRozA78#)!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: just some guy on March 19, 2012, 09:44


I don´t like football at all
But any reports as to why all these fit young men well trained keep having heart attacks

rhetorical question

but just wondering if any journos have had the balls to ask 
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Tuart on March 19, 2012, 12:44
Because all of them are dropping like flies? How many cases can you quote and over a peroid of how many years + leagues?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: just some guy on March 19, 2012, 12:59
Because all of them are dropping like flies? How many cases can you quote and over a peroid of how many years + leagues?

I can´t but I was watching Swedish sports news last night and they spent a full section between ad breaks going through heart attacks and football players I recon there was 6 - 8 but I was only half watching

If this was a cyclist .....

with the amount of money spent on these guys predisposed heart conditions wold be discovered very early.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 19, 2012, 14:58
I can´t but I was watching Swedish sports news last night and they spent a full section between ad breaks going through heart attacks and football players I recon there was 6 - 8 but I was only half watching

If this was a cyclist .....

with the amount of money spent on these guys predisposed heart conditions wold be discovered very early.

I am not a doctor or expert, so some of the following may not be 100% accurate, though to the best of my knowledge, it is.

I believe that there have been four heart-related deaths of football players over the last 10-12 years or so. When you consider how many pro footballers are playing all over the world you can conclude that 'dropping like flies' is a major exaggeration! All player's hearts are tested and checked when they first sign pro contracts, but it seems that not all heart irregularities can be identified with the checks that clubs do.

I understand that some congenital irregularities can remain hidden until the moment that they strike. Others are discovered (Kanu) and dealt with. Some appear out of the blue, like Muamba and Marc-Vivien Foe.

I read today that Muamba's doctor says that the heart will not be an issue (i.e they can fix what they now know is wrong) but that they will only know what brain damage he may have suffered once they awaken him from the artifical coma he has been kept in since Saturday. We should know more today or tomorrow. Fingers crossed that brain damage will be minimal. :(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: lancasterke on March 19, 2012, 17:01
antonio puerta, dani jarque, miki fehrer, marc-vivien foe off the top of my head, there must be others

manu petit had a brother who died of a heart attack while playing football, clive clarke survived.

i don't think it's a ridiculous number given how many pro footballers there are, but still surprising that these guys are monitored very closely and not diagnosed. just saying more investment in it is probably worthwhile.

there's probably no better place to have a heart attack than on field at a top flight European football match, it will be noticed and treated almost immediately.

fingers crossed for Muamba
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 19, 2012, 17:11
Well there was an Indian domestic player who died after being knocked out by a goalkeeper. Forget his name, happened around half a dozen years ago.

The goalkeeper was miserable for a few months after that incident, poor fellow.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on March 19, 2012, 17:49
UK papers/BBC etc all citing various cardiologists saying it is most likely Hypertrophic Cardiomyopothy - nope, never heard of it either.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/bolton-wanderers/9152133/Fabrice-Muamba-may-have-collapsed-because-of-a-tragic-accident-says-a-leading-cardiologist.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/bolton-wanderers/9152133/Fabrice-Muamba-may-have-collapsed-because-of-a-tragic-accident-says-a-leading-cardiologist.html)

After a bit of googling, it's what was also cited as the main or most likely cause of Foe's death a few years back, so it's got previous as it were.  What I found most staggering from reading the papers this morning, was that the screening process for this sort of thing is at best, minimal.  Compared to Italy, where all top level sportsmen and women have to have an annual checkup and get a certificate declaring a clean Bill of Health, no one at Bolton (his club)/the FA has been able to say if or when he had a check up that might have raised some concern.  For a sport such as football that requires such high levels of aerobic fitness, it's the sort of thing that I would expect clubs to have as part of their standard medical process, especially given the amount of money that there is in the game.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: just some guy on March 19, 2012, 17:58
The dropping like flies was Tuarts not me

But well tested by clubs
Fit young guys the % would still be high with the general population.

heart attacks generally occur  from genetic issues, direct trauma,  stress etc etc.

Stress can be exercise ofc but ...... there imo a massive Tom Simpson elephant in the room
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on March 19, 2012, 18:32
Stress can be exercise ofc but ...... there imo a massive Tom Simpson elephant in the room

Well yes, there is that...
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 19, 2012, 20:41
Guys, give me a break. There is not the slightest suggestion or suspicion that he was dabbling in naughty things - fair enough, it wouldn't be public knowledge if it was the case, but still. I think that sometimes certain members of the cycling fraternity are, how shall I put this nicely, a little over-zealous in their suspicions about other sports being as 'dirty' as cycling. ::)

Let's worry about him not recovering before we worry about how he may have gotten there.

Quote
"Fabrice Muamba remains in intensive care at The London Chest Hospital, where today he is showing small signs of improvement," read the joint statement from Bolton, Barts and the London NHS Trust.

"His heart is now beating without the help of medication and he is also moving his arms and his legs.

"However, his long-term prognosis will remain unclear for some time.

"He is still critically ill and will continue to be closely monitored and treated by staff in The London Chest Hospital's intensive care unit."
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Tuart on March 20, 2012, 05:41
I used the dropping like flies comment because of what you were insinuating jsg. I don't think for one second that Football is a clean sport but to say *all* considering it really is only a few unlucky people out of thousands having heart attacks and discerning that they are *all* attributed to doping, is in my opinion, far-fetched and as Amster says, a viewpoint more to do with peoples feelings about cycling being the scapegoat and other sports being relatively unscathed.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 20, 2012, 22:35
It seems like I've been inching towards 500 posts and a status change forever now, without getting much closer. ???

Just noticed that tuart has the same no. of posts ::)

Uh, yes, football.....congrats to Dave after S'ton's win tonight while we yet again managed to not win a game we were really supposed to win. Perhaps Archie was at the game and will post some more depressing stuff. The Hammers basically did not deserve to win - again. :(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 20, 2012, 22:43
Leo Messi scored another hattrick tonight, his 16th or 17th (I forget) for the club. Incredible! 8)

He also tonight became Barca's alltime top scorer with the second of his three. He's only 24. ::)  :tu  :win

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nwO9rjq9ahg#! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nwO9rjq9ahg#!)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 20, 2012, 23:35
To answer BYOP's question -

I'm an American, I've lived here for 23 years now, so I've been supporting Ajax as my local team since 1989.

As a young student in London, I was taken to a football game in 1968. As it happened, I was taken to Upton Park (although it's really The Boleyn Ground) where I saw Moore, Hurst and Peters on the pitch right in front of me. Since I had seen them win the WC in 66, I was pretty impressed. I also liked the ground and the atmosphere, and had absolutely no fornicating idea that I would never, ever, see this team win a championship. ???

I have , however, seen them win two FA cups, so that's something. So there you have it, I became a Hammer in 1968 by accident. It's been in the blood for a long time.

I've been 'following' Barca since Cruijff's time, late 80's early 90's. In recent years, I've been fortunate enough to see almost all Barca games from my living room, and have thoroughly enjoyed watching the best football that's ever been played, with the best player to ever grace the game. :win

edit - typo
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on March 23, 2012, 20:22
Lionel Messi on 33million a year.  :o

For a guy of 24 years of age earning that much and adored by so many he really does take it all in his stride and showing no signs of an ego.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on March 25, 2012, 02:03
Another win for saints and another draw for the hammers. 9 points between them now with 7 games left. glimmer of hope.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on March 25, 2012, 07:10
Big match now in the a league as well. Newcastle v Sydney to decide the final place in the play offs.

Sydney 3 - 1 up at half time
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 25, 2012, 07:42
Big match now in the a league as well. Newcastle v Sydney to decide the final place in the play offs.

Sydney 3 - 1 up at half time

i will join you.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 25, 2012, 07:57
3-2 ..not a bad game...jets 2nd goal..lovely ball by ali abash.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on March 25, 2012, 10:21
Ended up missing the end as thought sydney had it and needed to squeeze a ride in

glad that sydney made the finals but would be very surprised if they progress any further
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 28, 2012, 01:29
Dammit Chavski won, although hopefully they'll take their foot of the gas in the league.

Both teams were very disappointing. Benfica never remotely approached the form they've shown to get this far. Chavski will be suitably embarrassed by Barca in the semi. ;)

Much more importantly though, the Hammers took the three points they had to take at Posh and are now back in control of their own fate with a nice 10 point gap to fourth place. A win at home against Reading on Saturday will take us two points clear of them into second with a superior GD. S'ton and Reading still have to play one another. :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Gravel Rash on March 28, 2012, 01:36
A League finals this week , great to see Victory having a shocker year. Can't see anyone but Brisbane or the Mariners winning it . I don't have much hope for Sydney
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 28, 2012, 01:47
If only West Ham, hadn't drawn so many games at home, they'd be a few points ahead of the others. Is the home form a concern for you AH?

You bet it is. This season is a bizarre reversal of what we have come to expect. Tonight's away win equals the record 11 wins in a season that the club has only achieved twice in the last 50 years, so one more will  set a new record. A feature of these away wins has been our stupendous and vocal away support. Tonight's crowd at Posh was 13k+, of whom 5k were Hammers! 8)

The atmosphere at home games on the other hand, has been awful all season, in large part down to the way Fat Sam likes to play, and the fact that he keeps starting with one up front, a 4-5-1 that he insists is really  a 4-3-3. Any one of us who can tell the difference between Fat Sam and a stick of gum know that this is bull. We have not remotely scored the goals we should have done in all those home draws, considering how many 'strikers' we have on the books.

If this team goes up, it will require massive reinforcements to avoid an immediate drop down again. But for now, at least till Saturday, we're optimistic. ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on March 28, 2012, 01:57
You bet it is. This season is a bizarre reversal of what we have come to expect. Tonight's away win equals the record 11 wins in a season that the club has only achieved twice in the last 50 years, so one more will  set a new record. A feature of these away wins has been our stupendous and vocal away support. Tonight's crowd at Posh was 13k+, of whom 5k were Hammers! 8)

The atmosphere at home games on the other hand, has been awful all season, in large part down to the way Fat Sam likes to play, and the fact that he keeps starting with one up front, a 4-5-1 that he insists is really  a 4-3-3. Any one of us who can tell the difference between Fat Sam and a stick of gum know that this is bull. We have not remotely scored the goals we should have done in all those home draws, considering how many 'strikers' we have on the books.

If this team goes up, it will require massive reinforcements to avoid an immediate drop down again. But for now, at least till Saturday, we're optimistic. ;)

Saints have the same issue, this is a team that was struggling in league 1 two seasons ago so really going to struggle at the top table. Frankly from where we were 3/4 years ago would just love to make it back for one season.

The Saints form has just been strange, we were untouchable at the start of the season and then just seemed to get distracted. couple of cup games, couple of games lost against the bottom teams and we lost our way. Think it was over confidence. they seem to have got back to winning ways now.

looking at remaining games still some hard ones to go. At 50 minutes in and 0-0 i thought that was it for West Ham but with 7 games to go i still think they will finish top. Think we will take second and Reading will take play-offs
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on March 28, 2012, 02:21
They have always had a good youth academy. In the past we used to joke that was why Saints got saved on the last week of the season each year. they had such a good youth set up the big clubs did not want them to go out of business
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Tuart on March 28, 2012, 12:16
A League finals this week , great to see Victory having a shocker year. Can't see anyone but Brisbane or the Mariners winning it . I don't have much hope for Sydney

Indeedlydoodle. Brisbane seem to have better momentum than CCM atm and they are their bogey team a bit. Could go either way, which at the start of the season we weren't expecting.

I think that Wellington should trounce Sydney. The Blues have been pathetically average all year, only really in the finals because you can be average and still progress.

Perth I hope will go through but it will be tough. Despite being wildly inconsistent Heart have been a good side, they can battle with CCM and Brisbane on their day so they wont be an easy task. Perth have a lot of injures with players coming back, so they wont necessarily be at 100% either. Should be an exciting final though, wish I could go.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on March 28, 2012, 12:37


If only West Ham, hadn't drawn so many games at home, they'd be a few points ahead of the others. Is the home form a concern for you AH?

Only West Ham are capable of going what, 10 games unbeaten  and still manage to go down in the league..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on March 28, 2012, 13:12
West Ham Bubbles Cardiff Yard Bar Preston Playoff Final (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vXAunuX3Ko#)

For Ram..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 28, 2012, 13:15
Cheers Archie
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 28, 2012, 20:15
Watching Bayern tonight. Wonder which Bayern will show up though, the sh*t or the sublime?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 28, 2012, 20:30
Aye, though it would be better if Robben were in full flight. He has completely overshadowed scarface since van Gaal's era and later too.

Goooal, Mario Gomez and a half decent Robben pass.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on March 28, 2012, 20:47
Berlusconi has bought the referees.  >:(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 28, 2012, 20:52
Berlusconi has bought the referees.  >:(

I am shocked that you could accuse him of that ... he is an honest guy 
edit: B will know i am joking.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on March 28, 2012, 21:13
Bet the refs have been promised a bunga bunga party if Milan win ::)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on March 28, 2012, 21:22
Anyone watching this? Puyol trying to run across the box with a Milan player trying to remove his shirt while the Ref just watches? Another penalty!

Gonna be some bunga bung party methinks!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 28, 2012, 21:23
Who the flip is Barcelona?" is the chant from the Bayern fans.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on March 28, 2012, 21:25
Who the fornicate is Barcelona?" is the chant from the Bayern fans.

only 2 goals not 7.......
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on March 28, 2012, 21:49
Barca must have left the HGH at home!

Or Milan stole it!

Not a great game. But i cant stand the idea of Berlusconi's team winning anything. They are on course to win Serie A so a champions league would be a killer.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 28, 2012, 21:58
Or Milan stole it!

Not a great game. But i cant stand the idea of Berlusconi's team winning anything. They are on course to win Serie A so a champions league would be a killer.

 :win :tu
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on March 28, 2012, 22:49
The game was pretty dull.. Milan was playing well, but made football impossible, I suppose kudos to them. Bayern has easily made their way to the half finals, surely they wont throw a two goals advantage away? Lets see what happens in Barcelona next week.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 29, 2012, 15:13
I have to play a match tomm..after more than 5 months without playing a match.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 29, 2012, 15:15
All the best zam. Which tournament is it?

By the way, all thee folk watched the wrong match yesterday. Bayern's win was better. Sweet choice. O0
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 29, 2012, 15:16
All the best zam. Which tournament is it?

By the way, all thee folk watched the wrong match yesterday. Bayern's win was better. Sweet choice. O0

No tournament, a friendly match with a few money at stakes  lol
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 29, 2012, 15:19
Noice, get back in one piece.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 29, 2012, 15:38
Thank you, byop and ram. I hope nobody kicks me in my face this time  lol
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 29, 2012, 15:55
What postion do you play?

keeper...i think i am a good midfielder but everyone else think i  am sh*t at it .. so  .. :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 29, 2012, 16:06
explains the kick to the face then

Rain....going for the ball and their striker came sliding in trying to kick the ball..i think.. next thing i know i was bleeding from the mouth obvious foul but since it was a friendly match nothing much can be done lol but we became better acquaintance. 
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on March 29, 2012, 20:38
I dont want to see either Milan or Madrid win the CL. Milan because of Berlusconi and Madrid because of Mourinho. He's the Johan Bruyneel of Football but worse.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 29, 2012, 21:14
We can't write off Bayern yet, top notch side when on form. They just decide to go missing all too often.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on March 29, 2012, 21:46
We can't write off Bayern yet, top notch side when on form. They just decide to go missing all too often.

Hoping they put Madrid to bed  :wave
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 29, 2012, 21:52
Aye, Schweinsteiger's fitness will be a bit of a concern right through to the end of the season though. Still think that a full flow Bayern, even without Schweini, could beat Madrid.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on March 29, 2012, 22:00
Aye, Schweinsteiger's fitness will be a bit of a concern right through to the end of the season though. Still think that a full flow Bayern, even without Schweini, could beat Madrid.

Will be hard as Madrid are flying with few injuries but not impossible.

Athletic Bilbao just gave Schalke a shock :o
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 29, 2012, 22:03
Wowzers, pretty decent finish for Athletic.

AZ beat Valencia and Metalist still in their match. What the fark is going on?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 29, 2012, 22:04
Will be hard as Madrid are flying with few injuries but not impossible.

Athletic Bilbao just gave Schalke a shock :o

It was a great game to watch.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on March 29, 2012, 22:08
Wowzers, pretty decent finish for Athletic.

AZ beat Valencia and Metalist still in their match. What the fark is going on?

AZ using Jose Ibarguren  ;D

Strange as Spanish football is on a 'high' right now and Valencia are 3rd in La Liga.

A Madrid won their fixture.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on March 29, 2012, 22:10
It was a great game to watch.

Good one and Bilbao took more of their chances to Schalke's. But Schalke were let down badly by their 3rd choice goal keeper who has not played first team football in 2 years
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 29, 2012, 22:14
Aye, they've been unlucky with their goalkeepers in recent weeks. Faehrmann (however it is spelt), is out for a few months after he tore some ligaments and the backup gk injured his shoulder out for a few weeks too.

Should be all about third spot in the Bundesliga now.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on March 29, 2012, 22:43
Did Schalke finish 14th last year? How did they make the europa league, through a German cup competition?

Is it true they dont want Raul for next year?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 30, 2012, 01:27
Did Schalke finish 14th last year? How did they make the europa league, through a German cup competition?

Is it true they dont want Raul for next year?

They do want to keep Raul, BUT....they need to pay Huntelaar even more big bucks to keep him, so they've told Raul that he can stay another year, but with a salary cut from 7m euros to 4m. ::)

I love watching A. Bilbao play and really enjoyed their spanking of Schalke. I like Athletic to win this EL.

edit - typo
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 30, 2012, 03:34
Did Schalke finish 14th last year? How did they make the europa league, through a German cup competition?

Is it true they dont want Raul for next year?
They won the DFB Pokal. Magath was a bit clueless at Schalke, shouldn't have been given full control of the transfers.

They are in deep sh*te financially, surprising for a German club, and they could well lose a player or two. I think I remember that they were desperate to get rid of Huntelaar in January last year, couldn't sell him though, now they want to hold him desperately. Bayern are keeping tabs on him apparently.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on March 30, 2012, 10:29
They do want to keep Raul, BUT....they need to pay Huntelaar even more big bucks to keep him, so they've told Raul that he can stay another year, but with a salary cut from 7m euros to 4m. ::)

I love watching A. Bilbao play and really enjoyed their spakning of Schalke. I like Athletic to win this EL.

A Bilbao play as a team and with real passion. I didn't enjoy watching them walk all over Man U, but they did it quite easily and did playing great football.

I reckon it will be a Spanish final.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on March 30, 2012, 10:32
They won the DFB Pokal. Magath was a bit clueless at Schalke, shouldn't have been given full control of the transfers.

They are in deep sh*te financially, surprising for a German club, and they could well lose a player or two. I think I remember that they were desperate to get rid of Huntelaar in January last year, couldn't sell him though, now they want to hold him desperately. Bayern are keeping tabs on him apparently.

Financial trouble? Wow! Makes sense to keep Huntelaar, the younger player. Raul is 36/37.

If Huntelaar wants to get a bg move the match in Bilbao will be a good place to up his value  ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 30, 2012, 11:58
He has 40 goals this season, shown his worth quite enough for potential suitors.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: lancasterke on March 30, 2012, 12:12
I have a strong dislike of big Sam allardyce annoys me intensely. I'd be happy to have Zola back at the Boleyn.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on March 30, 2012, 12:46
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/4225979/Magdeburg-fans-point-to-the-goal.html (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/4225979/Magdeburg-fans-point-to-the-goal.html)


Amster you seen this, fornicating hillarious..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 30, 2012, 12:57
Now that, is hysterical! ;D

Enjoyed your film from Cardiff too. I was there, but my lot was mainly hanging outdoors. A very drunk, but absolutely unforgettable 'sore froat' day.  8)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on March 30, 2012, 13:12
That was a "lets go fecking mental day".
Just like tommorow will be, I hope :win :win :win
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 30, 2012, 13:18
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/4225979/Magdeburg-fans-point-to-the-goal.html (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/4225979/Magdeburg-fans-point-to-the-goal.html)


Amster you seen this, fornicating hillarious..
That's the spirit, they scored too :win
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 30, 2012, 17:10
(http://p.twimg.com/ApPE2oTCQAA2SCI.jpg)
Good on you Fab
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 30, 2012, 19:04
(http://p.twimg.com/ApPE2oTCQAA2SCI.jpg)
Good on you Fab

So nice to see that it's worth quoting! ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 30, 2012, 19:15
I have a strong dislike of big Sam allardyce annoys me intensely. I'd be happy to have Zola back at the Boleyn.

You're certainly not the only one with a dislike for the big, fat, gum-chewing northern bastard.  ;) We can't argue with where we are, except that with the 'strikers' at our disposal we should have run away with this league. Even worse, we're playing sh!te footy and he keeps playing one up front while claiming that it's really 4-3-3.

People in Holland (and most informed fans) know what 4-3-3 should look like, and that's not what we've been playing. He seems to think that the fans are mugs. >:(

I'll forgive him if we go straight up, but unless a lot of changes are made, we'll come straight down again with this lot.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on March 30, 2012, 21:47
Bad News about Stan Petrov. Hope he makes a full recovery.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on March 30, 2012, 21:51
Bad News about Stan Petrov. Hope he makes a full recovery.

Totally agree..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 30, 2012, 23:52
Dreadful news about Petrov. :( One can only hope that 'acute' is not as bad as it sounds, and wish him strength and courage.


On a very different note, did anyone happen to see any of the Dortmund-Stuttgart game? Try and find highlights (you can youtube search just as well as I can  ;) ) - it was one of those rare, totally mad games.

I was channel hopping and tuned in at 77 mins, shortly after Stuttgart scored their first to make it 2-1 - within the next 10 mins the scores went 2-2, 2-3, 3-3, 4-3, then five minutes without a goal till Stuttgart made it 4-4 in the 92nd of 93 mins. Absolutely brilliant to watch!  :win  :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 31, 2012, 05:42
(http://i.imgur.com/I4z3x.png)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 31, 2012, 13:18
Saw that games was on ESPN, but didn't watch it, wish I did now.

Big game for your boys this weekend, AH

HUGE game mate, when you consider the table. I'm actually pretty excited, which doesn't happen that often any more. :-[


1    Southampton    39    37    78
2    Reading            39    22    73
3    West Ham    39    23    72
4    Birmingham    39    21    63
5    Brighton            39    8    62
6    Middlesbrough    39    3    62
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on March 31, 2012, 13:27
HUGE game mate, when you consider the table. I'm actually pretty excited, which doesn't happen that often any more. :-[


1    Southampton    39    37    78
2    Reading            39    22    73
3    West Ham    39    23    72
4    Birmingham    39    21    63
5    Brighton            39    8    62
6    Middlesbrough    39    3    62

Very good chance saints could drop points too. away to Blackpool.

a win for saints and a draw for you guys and i may actually start do believe
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on March 31, 2012, 17:21
Man C very very lucky not to lose  ::) Patrick Veira and his comments about refs worked as they got a penalty from a dive.  :fp
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 31, 2012, 18:01
 ;D

good thing that I didn't watch the match, a top English team to whom I have the soft spot.

All the best to Stilian, unfortunate that.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on March 31, 2012, 18:15
So too Leeds and West Ham.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on March 31, 2012, 20:45
Utterly bizar. We were totally on top in the first half. Their first ball into our box was around the 20th min from a free kick. We should have been at least 2-0 up by the time they scored two in three mins just before halftime. That sucked the life out of us.

We think right, second half, must-win game, bring on another striker and get useless Taylor off. What does the fat one do? Brings on Collins, a defender, and has Tomkins, a defender, play DM. Incredible. Then we gave away a stupid penalty, after which we knew it was over and you could feel that the crowd knew it too. The only plus from this dreadful afternoon is the spanking that Saints got, though that's not much of a consolation. :(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on March 31, 2012, 22:41
Utterly bizar. We were totally on top in the first half. Their first ball into our box was around the 20th min from a free kick. We should have been at least 2-0 up by the time they scored two in three mins just before halftime. That sucked the life out of us.

We think right, second half, must-win game, bring on another striker and get useless Taylor off. What does the fat one do? Brings on Collins, a defender, and has Tomkins, a defender, play DM. Incredible. Then we gave away a stupid penalty, after which we knew it was over and you could feel that the crowd knew it too. The only plus from this dreadful afternoon is the spanking that Saints got, though that's not much of a consolation. :(

thought saints would struggle but 3-0. especially when goal difference is going to be important. Saints missed a penalty in first half which could have changed things (was 0-0 at the time)

looking at remaining fixtures really do think any one of the teams could take it from here. Saints still have games against reading, middlesborough and a local derby against pompy
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Tuart on April 01, 2012, 12:28
Shane Smeltz is absolutely flipping awesome!!!!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 02, 2012, 04:45
Surely Gary Megson could be just as effective as Dalglish.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 02, 2012, 08:36
Surely Gary Megson could be just as effective as Dalglish.

Cant see Daglish starting 2012/2013 season as manager of Liverpool. He has been too long out of the game and it has moved on without him. The owners aare American and wont care for Daglish's history without him getting results. Champions League is where the money is and Liverpool's owners want them there. 4th place in the premier league is worth more than the FA cup or League Cup.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 02, 2012, 09:15
Possibly. He certainly doesn't deserve to stay considering the sh*te he's spent his money on.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on April 03, 2012, 01:24
 
After tonight, anyone else think Man Utd have the title won?

yep. 5 points clear. looking at remaining games only place i can see them losing points is against City. Can see a couple of places (Arsenal, newcastle, united) where city can drop points.

short of City winning every game and united only managing a draw away to sunderland last week of the season think it is all over

much better to focus on the championship where i can easily see the top three being tied on points at the end of the season
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on April 03, 2012, 07:58
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17589323 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17589323)

The dreaded vote of confidence, very bad news.. :( :( :(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 03, 2012, 10:13
cheap shot

Guy KOs 2 at Mexico vs Canada soccer game (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zi30ykdfwg#ws)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 03, 2012, 10:33
Shot
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 03, 2012, 11:00
The 2nd one was a very very cheap shot.

yea the won at 0:15..this was between mehico and canada btw.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 03, 2012, 11:02
How did it start?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 03, 2012, 11:06
How did it start?

Dunno...but i like punch up in among football fans  :D ...if croatia and italy/india play a match i will punch tony moan :D  :P..if we happen to watch together :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 03, 2012, 11:11
A fistfight is all the fight that India can muster against any team.

Careful with the Croatian mafia, they'll sell your organs.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 03, 2012, 11:32
I find it hard to believe that Italy and Croatia aren't friends when it comes to football!

It's just me wanting to punch tony moan coz he is a mate  :D  :P and i know he likes football firms :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 03, 2012, 11:34
After tonight, anyone else think Man Utd have the title won?

Absolutely. They have only one tough game left, away to Citeh. If they only draw one of their other fixtures, they can afford to lose to Citeh while ensuring that the title is still safe. Five points at this stage of the season is HUGE.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 03, 2012, 11:35
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17589323 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17589323)

The dreaded vote of confidence, very bad news.. :( :( :(

She could be lying. ::)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 03, 2012, 11:38
Yea, i think utd will win and whiskey nose will move upstairs and in italy cagliari will play their next home match in trieste..because of stadium safety...it will be like cardiff playing in newcastle.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 03, 2012, 12:41
Well would you like to see him go or are you happy mostly with him and this years results(I know the home form is a worry)?

I have never liked the big, fat Northern qwunt, just like I never liked Bowyer. I'll accept him while he's 'ours', but will continue to hope that he farks off sharpish.

Fat Sam has played 4-5-1 most of the season while insisting that the fans don't understand because he's playing 4-3-3.This is pure bullploppy, and the fans resent his comments. We desperately need to finish second because there's not a single Hammer that I know who believes that we would have  a chance of winning the playoffs.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 03, 2012, 12:54
Playoffs usually go to the 'form' team, and if there's one team that hasn't got 'form' at the moment, it's us. ???

I do very much hope that the Arse finishes above those other N. London tossers. ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on April 03, 2012, 12:56
I have never liked the big, fat Northern qwunt, just like I never liked Bowyer. I'll accept him while he's 'ours', but will continue to hope that he farks off sharpish.

Fat Sam has played 4-5-1 most of the season while insisting that the fans don't understand because he's playing 4-3-3.This is pure bullploppy, and the fans resent his comments. We desperately need to finish second because there's not a single Hammer that I know who believes that we would have  a chance of winning the playoffs.

Play offs can be a killer as well/ losing on penalties to Derby the year after we dropped down damn near finished our club off
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on April 03, 2012, 13:02
Well would you like to see him go or are you happy mostly with him and this years results(I know the home form is a worry)?

Well if BFS is still there next year I wont be renewing the season ticket. He hasnt failed yet but his tactics are diabollical. look at his results against Saints and the Hob Nobs, one point from a posible 12 tells you he aint got a scoobie.
Iwill never boo the 11 players in claret and blue and Iwill never boo a West Ham manager but there comes a time when negative football just cannot be stomacked any longer.
As the song goes "We are West Ham, we play on the floor" if that makes me deluded (according to the Fat One) then so be it, Iwill spend my hard earnt elsewhere but will always be a Hammer.. rant over.
Nah course Iwill be there next season, still breathing aint I....
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 03, 2012, 13:31
Anyone else looking forward to Barca-AC tonight? Should be a cracker of a game - one of my all-time favorite teams against a team I dislike, but who has one of my all-time favorite players, Clarence Seedorf.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on April 03, 2012, 13:37
Surely cant be as bad as the first game..

Editing to remind you Barnsley vWest Ham is on BBC1 Good Friday 5.00.. now that Iam looking forward to as the Doris wont let me go to it..

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 03, 2012, 13:53
I'll try, but odds are I'll be asleep.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 03, 2012, 14:00
Surely cant be as bad as the first game..

Editing to remind you Barnsley vWest Ham is on BBC1 Good Friday 5.00.. now that Iam looking forward to as the Doris wont let me go to it..

Thanks for the reminder, Arch. Looks I'll have to invite my other local Hammers over.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: StraßenRennen on April 03, 2012, 15:38
Any sympthy going for a suicidal boro fan?   :police:
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 03, 2012, 15:51
Any sympthy going for a suicidal boro fan?   :police:

In a word, no.

Are you a German Boro fan? If so, for God's sake, why? ???
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 03, 2012, 17:06
We all make mistakes, some we just have to live with. I'm experiencing that in pretty much every sport.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: StraßenRennen on April 03, 2012, 18:49
In a word, no.

Are you a German Boro fan? If so, for God's sake, why? ???

Blame the parents.. as usual the father is to blame.  ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on April 03, 2012, 19:12
Anyone else looking forward to Barca-AC tonight? Should be a cracker of a game - one of my all-time favorite teams against a team I dislike, but who has one of my all-time favorite players, Clarence Seedorf.

Yes, definitely looking forward to it. I wasn't home to see the first match, but didn't miss much apparently. Don't really know what to expect, could either become a really great or a really awful match, depending mostly on AC's strategy.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: lancasterke on April 04, 2012, 08:45
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17598719 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17598719) gabby logan piece about sexism in football.

the idea that Karen Brady is in some way a positive figure for women in football wilfully misses the facts of her career.
she is the puppy dog of a pornographer.
she took over at Birmingham and started to date one of the players (way to avoid the stereotype), she then married him.
she is in the bottom quartile of chair-persons of football league clubs (source: my opinion  :) ). it's hard to know if this is down to her lack of ability, or that her job is doing the stuff David Sullivan isn't prepared to do, but either way.....

also i think gabby logan is rubbish at her job. at least she's in good company though because most sports presenters are rubbish.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 04, 2012, 13:01
Well done Barca but not a golden performance. Cant see them winning the  CL this year unless they up their game. Milan were not to far off.

Real Madrid are absolutely flying at the moment and scoring lots, so cant see anyone stopping them, but i hope BMunich will.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 04, 2012, 13:21
If any in form team could beat Madrid, it would be Bayern. They're brilliant when on form, bollocs when not.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 04, 2012, 13:30
As long as it isn't Barca or Chavski I don't mind who wins it this year.

I can only half agree with you, oh karmaless one. I'd love to see Benfica do Chav$ki tonight, but don't think that will happen. I think that even a sub-par Barca will be too good for the ageing chavs, while Bayern-Real should go to Real, but you never know - Harry Hun has been known to pack a suprise punch. ;)

However, I fully anticipate a Barca-Real final, with Messi & Co yet again proving to be too good for Mourinho's cloggers. :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 04, 2012, 17:29
good piece about klass huntelaar

http://blogs.thescore.com/footyblog/2012/04/04/horncastle-klaas-jan-huntelaar%E2%80%94will-he-stay-or-will-he-go/ (http://blogs.thescore.com/footyblog/2012/04/04/horncastle-klaas-jan-huntelaar%E2%80%94will-he-stay-or-will-he-go/)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 04, 2012, 20:28
Chavski 2-0 up on agg and playing 10 men Benfica with 50mins to go. Game over.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on April 04, 2012, 20:37
Yep, poor you benotti. Its not gonna happen that benfica will score two, lol. :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 04, 2012, 21:28
You never know it could happen!

Benfica pulled 1 back. Benfica score again and Chavski are out!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on April 04, 2012, 21:29
1-1! Oh dear, if only Benfica would have 11 men instead of 10.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on April 04, 2012, 21:30
Haha. The strange thing it is completely deserved from Benficas side, they play alot better and are the only one showing intention to win, really.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on April 04, 2012, 21:35
2-1... Chelsea through.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on April 04, 2012, 21:35
Great goal though.. :o
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on April 04, 2012, 21:36
Last five minutes have been more exciting than the rest of the game.. Lol
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 04, 2012, 21:37
He hit that well! Chavski V Barca.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on April 04, 2012, 21:38
Stupid Maxi Pereira, threw the game for Benfica, seeing they were better most of the game.. :(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on April 04, 2012, 21:39
Can't see Chelsea beat Barcelona, although they might crave revenge from 2009 Half (if I remember correctly) Finals.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 04, 2012, 21:42
The Guardians full time from their MBM

Quote
Chelsea crawl to the Champions League semi-finals, where they will have to improve by roughly 400% to beat Barcelona.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 04, 2012, 21:51
The Guardians full time from their MBM

Quote
Chelsea crawl to the Champions League semi-finals, where they will have to improve by roughly 400% to beat Barcelona.


Now that is hysterical. ;D

Such a pity Benfica didn't score maybe 10 minutes earlier. Then, feeling the support of the entire football world, except Chavski fans, they might have sprouted wings and done the fornicators.

Still, let us console ourselves with the thought of what Barca will do to this team of tired has-beens. ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on April 04, 2012, 22:13
Haha Hapoel did very well in Bernabeu, 5-2.

Four magnificient goals by Real, insane.. Beyond beautiful..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 04, 2012, 22:22
Haha Hapoel did very well in Bernabeu, 5-2.

Four magnificient goals by Real, insane.. Beyond beautiful..

Will be very funny if Mourinho leaves after winning La Liga and a CL. He is all about himself. Dont know why fans like him? i cant stand the guy. Pure mercenary. I know that lots in football are all about themselves, most of the badge kissing players, which annoys me, would sell their grannies for a bigger contract to a bigger club but it is the manner in which Mourinho does it. I would hate for him to manage my club.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 04, 2012, 22:31
Have you noticed that all team Jose manages then suffer for a few years after he leaves, cos whilst he;s there he spends cash and neglects the youth system of that team.

Yeah he moves in and takes control over everything and if he does not get that control he turns on the owners, ceo's etc. like at Madrid. he wanted complete control. so when he leaves he leaves it in a mess, which i think is also part of his scheme, so that the fans remember him better as the next 5 managers try to pick up the pieces. The guy is a power hungry maniac. i wouldn't let him near my team as the short term gain would not be worth it. He is so detrimental to the game and his short term success has clubs thinking stupidly and sacking managers left wright and centre because they haven't done what Mourinho has done.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on April 04, 2012, 23:16
Agreed on Mourinho..

Tomorrow Europa League, I hope AZ can hold on versus Valencia. (2-1 win at home.) One away goal can help alot and possibly crush Valencias morale, which isnt all too high cause they have been losing & drawing the last few games and the trainer has received a lot of critic for it.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 04, 2012, 23:56
I think that all neutrals agree about Mou, the Narcissist. ;)

I hope that AZ have a real hard game.....and just squeak through. That way they'll be even more tired for the rest of the domestic competition. :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on April 05, 2012, 00:06
It worries me that Feyenoord may make 020 champions again, last year by beating PSV now we might beat AZ and give 020 a real advantage. :(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 05, 2012, 01:56
Have you noticed that all team Jose manages then suffer for a few years after he leaves, cos whilst he;s there he spends cash and neglects the youth system of that team.
He's a perfect fit for Madrid then.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 05, 2012, 09:50
A shame but i will post and yea yea i know ...ram,tony and byop will use it as fodder to take shots eyetalia   :fp :police:

http://giancarlorinaldi.tumblr.com/post/20518425622/my-gambling-shame-how-i-profited-from-italian (http://giancarlorinaldi.tumblr.com/post/20518425622/my-gambling-shame-how-i-profited-from-italian)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Gravel Rash on April 05, 2012, 11:14
The A League next year appears to be adding a second Sydney team based in Western Sydney to replace the soon to be defunct Gold Coast United.

I seriously have no idea why Footy codes keep wanting to expand into the Gold coast area as no team based there is successful and all have had financial difficulties or collapsed.

I will definitely be supporting the new Sydney team and hope they can be successful within a few years.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 05, 2012, 14:37
It worries me that Feyenoord may make 020 champions again, last year by beating PSV now we might beat AZ and give 020 a real advantage. :(

How sweet would that be? :-*
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 05, 2012, 21:17
Valencia score a third! 3-0 up against AZ now
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 05, 2012, 22:30
For Archie and Amster

what say you?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/17629661 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/17629661)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 05, 2012, 22:52
For Archie and Amster

what say you?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/17629661 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/17629661)

Barry Hearn is a moaning old pr*ck who got the original bid cancelled with some fancy legal mumbojumbo. The fact is Zam, the majority of fans don't want to go to a new Olympic stadium which will either have to to be re-built for football after the games, or have a running track between stand and field, something that everyone finds unacceptable.

If, and it's a big if, any London team eventually does get the stadium, West Ham is by far the most logical choice. I won't be crying if the deal doesn't go through, though. I certainly don't see this as any kind  of 'must do'.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on April 05, 2012, 23:12
The domination of Spanish teams is getting quite obivous now: 3 Spanish teams in the best four of the UEFA Cup and 2 in the best four at the Champion's League.

I too hope Bayern win their semifinal, they're a great team when in form. Barca - Bayern sounds like an awesome final.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 06, 2012, 04:46
A shame but i will post and yea yea i know ...ram,tony and byop will use it as fodder to take shots eyetalia   :fp :police:

http://giancarlorinaldi.tumblr.com/post/20518425622/my-gambling-shame-how-i-profited-from-italian (http://giancarlorinaldi.tumblr.com/post/20518425622/my-gambling-shame-how-i-profited-from-italian)
How much did you pay him?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 06, 2012, 08:30
The domination of Spanish teams is getting quite obivous now: 3 Spanish teams in the best four of the UEFA Cup and 2 in the best four at the Champion's League.

I too hope Bayern win their semifinal, they're a great team when in form. Barca - Bayern sounds like an awesome final.


Yep agree with all of this. Spanish teams are the best by far in Europe which should mean a busy summer for those Europa teams selling those assets to Man C and Chelsea.

Barca V Bayern would be good for me.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 06, 2012, 12:06
Like most Barca fans, I would infinitely prefer to beat up on Mou and his Real - again. ;D

But yes, a Barca-Bayern final would also produce a spectacle.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 06, 2012, 20:36
Aggressive Player Volante Derlan Fight with refeere Sao Raimundo AM 1-2 Iranduba AM Brasil (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr1cYP0cvSY#)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 07, 2012, 04:15
Reading top now and Leeds can fark their playoff ambitions now. Next year will be a relegation battle.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 07, 2012, 15:29
It hurts to see liverpool v villa  :fp ..this is torture
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 07, 2012, 15:39
Kenny getting nothing out of the players  :fp
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 07, 2012, 15:46
Farking ref..that was a penalty he didn't give.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 07, 2012, 15:49
Kuyt misses from 2 yards
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 07, 2012, 15:52
 ;D

(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/2346/kingkenny.jpg)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 07, 2012, 15:53
(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/3293/carrollj.jpg)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 07, 2012, 16:42
Amster lol pretty good  ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 07, 2012, 16:47
Play up ******, ****** play up!  :P

-77, what a hero. 8)

Chavscum dropping two points at the moment. ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 07, 2012, 16:48
Chavis are dropping twos all round
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 07, 2012, 18:01
Kenny blames the woodwork  :fp
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 07, 2012, 18:08
Not watching the palermo v Juve match. cant take anymore dissapointment tonight.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 08, 2012, 18:15
Mancini wont be at Man C next year.

Jose? The smell of the money will be huge, all he needs to do is get sacked from Real to get miilions in 'severance' of them.

Balotelli to be out of football in 2/3 years???
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 08, 2012, 20:28
He wouldn't exactly be paid peanuts in Madrid. I do remember him hinting that he may stay at Madrid next year, what that means coming from the whore's mouth is a different thing though.

1-0 to the Arsenal? Should have been much easier in the end, much deserved win.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 08, 2012, 20:31
He wouldn't exactly be paid peanuts in Madrid. I do remember him hinting that he may stay at Madrid next year, what that means coming from the whore's mouth is a different thing though.

1-0 to the Arsenal? Should have been much easier in the end, much deserved win.

Mourinho is damned because Guardiola has shown what football management truly should be about. While he manages Barcelona Madrid will always be the ugly duckling in what should be the beautiful game.

Outrageous tackle by Balotelli on Song. i hope he gets a 5 match ban for that.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 08, 2012, 20:37
Aye, dreadful challenge that. Could've easily broken Song's leg, he's a right cock is Balotelli.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 08, 2012, 20:43
Aye, dreadful challenge that. Could've easily broken Song's leg, he's a right cock is Balotelli.

I reckon Balotelli is actually not the full shilling. His behaviour on and off the pitch is out there. I thinks he needs help, a shrink.

As i said i would be surprised if he does not go off the rails quicker than a Brazillian footballer.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 08, 2012, 21:02
Aye, not just on the pitch.

Mancini's comments are interesting, he's said that he may look to sell Balotelli (he used the word probably when asked if he'd sell him) and that the challenge should be investigated and was reckless.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 08, 2012, 21:06
Aye, not just on the pitch.

Mancini's comments are interesting, he's said that he may look to sell Balotelli (he used the word probably when asked if he'd sell him) and that the challenge should be investigated and was reckless.

Really cant see Mancini being there next year. Title was his for the taking. Made a mess of the Tevez saga and looks like it has cost them the title. Players don't like seeing Balotelli get treated like a child and Tevez treated the other extreme.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 08, 2012, 21:13
I'd still say Tevez deserved what he got, Balotelli has irritatingly got a bit of a kid glove treatment.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 08, 2012, 21:23
I'd still say Tevez deserved what he got, Balotelli has irritatingly got a bit of a kid glove treatment.

I wouldn't have taken him back, but as a manager you cant treat Tevez one way and Balotelli the opposite. You lose the dressing room and players didn't give it all for Mancini for a while now. Half of them probably think he was too harsh on Tevez and the other half think he is too easy on Balotelli and they played like a team lacking unity.

Man U have not been fantastic this season, very lucky in many cases due to other teams not performing, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool are not the force they were.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 08, 2012, 21:32
Liverpool are verging on farce nowadays, been right awful have they. Thank goodness for them for a worldwide fan base and rich owners or else they could be another Leeds. This season has been a bit like a tough links course in hard conditions, the team with the fewest mistakes won.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 08, 2012, 22:06
Balotelli's season is over

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/apr/08/mario-balotelli-manchester-city-mancini (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/apr/08/mario-balotelli-manchester-city-mancini)

Liverpool would be relegated if they were to start the season from Xmas to now.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 08, 2012, 22:29
Real Madrid 0-0 Valencia

Madrid doing their best to bring back barcelona to the title race.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 08, 2012, 23:08
Real Madrid 0-0 Valencia

Madrid doing their best to bring back barcelona to the title race.

that gives hope to Barca and i hope it improves their game because they have been off their usual pace compared to previous seasons, without Messi's 60 goals this season, it would be all over.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 09, 2012, 00:43
Congrats to the Arse for ending Citeh's delusions of grandour and for staying ahead of 'Arry's mob. :tu

Congrats to Citeh for at last being done with that complete nutter, Balotelli. God knows why Milan are willing to take a chance with him.

Of course, the main excitement came this evening in the Real-Valencia game, possibly the most exciting and entertaining 0-0 I've ever seen! Real had 33 attempts on goal, Valencia 17! :o

Best of all, after Real lose at Camp Nou they will have only a one point cushion left of the 10 they had not long ago. ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 09, 2012, 02:14
Kinda sad that our win seals the title for Man Utd, but I didn't want Citeh winning the league anyway.

In Spain I really really don't want Barca to win the title, I have beef with those HGH tossers!

Oh, come off it.....they helped one vertically challenged Argentinian kid grow big enough to become the most exciting player of our generation, and possibly of all time! Wtf is there not to like? HGH was/is not illegal for such purposes, afaik. If anyone else used it they wouldn't be fielding a team of midgets all the time. ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 09, 2012, 02:30
AH I dislike Barca due to their Cesc has barca DNA etc, yeah that's why you let him go and then decided because he was good, you wanted him back.

You had so many years of brilliant service from Cesc, how can you possibly begrudge him a move back to the team he supported from childhood? It's not like he left you in the lurch or that you didn't get a decent price for him. And they didn't decide they'd like him back (and you know that he wanted to go) till what, eight years later?

I mean, it's a totally different situation to the utterly loathsome Ashley Cole. Everybody understands why you lot hate him. All the rest of us hate him too. :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 09, 2012, 10:42
Kinda sad that our win seals the title for Man Utd, but I didn't want Citeh winning the league anyway.

In Spain I really really don't want Barca to win the title, I have beef with those HGH tossers!

Madrid players are as 'motivated' as Barcas.

The reason why i want Barca to win it over Madrid is that Madrid under Mourinho play negative football when they come up against opponents equal or better than they are. That is a football sin when you have the quality of players Madrid have.

I aslo think Mourinho is bad for the game of football. The Media love him because he plays them like a fiddle and gives great copy to sell papers but it is terrible bullsh*t and really not required at the las 3 clubs he has been at. Mind games are ok to a point but Mourinho has taken it too far that it is ruining the game.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 09, 2012, 18:15
WestHam kissing the PL arrivederci  ::)

Edit: Lucky Hammers  ;D hope still alive?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 09, 2012, 22:56
Edson Arantes do Nascimento is on twitter   https://twitter.com/#!/Pele
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 09, 2012, 23:43
Liverpool same point with Norwich   :fp   screwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww it
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 09, 2012, 23:44
Liverpool same points with Norwich   :fp   :fp  :fp  :fp  screwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww it
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on April 10, 2012, 00:20
Wow, after drawing with the scum on the weekend, Saints come back strong with an away win and West ham can only draw.

Massive game on Friday now. If we can beat Reading then i think we will finish top 2. if we do not then going to come down to the last week
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on April 10, 2012, 00:34
wow Amster, looking at the BBC site to check the table and noticed last 10 games for west ham

3 wins 6 draws

saints have 7 wins in that time (and 2 draws) and Reading 8

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on April 10, 2012, 13:58
Was at the Brum game yesterday, West Ham were utter rubbish first half but then the second half were brilliant. The atmosphere second half was great and was probably the best its been all season. BFS was out thought first half, I mean pretty passing football is what we want but its hard to pass through a five man midfield. Second half was more long ball but Cole had a very good game.
The game itself reminded me of the 3-4 against Spurs a few years ago, from which the Hammers went on good run, lets hope for that now. Also a bit of help from Brighton & Southhampton would be welcome though if the Hob Nobs win tonight then that definatley looks like play off time..

COYI..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 10, 2012, 21:42
Liverpool looks like a draw again ..2-2 against blackburn rovers  :fp  ..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 10, 2012, 21:51
Caroll scored  lol 3-2..  :)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 10, 2012, 23:48
wow Amster, looking at the BBC site to check the table and noticed last 10 games for west ham

3 wins 6 draws

saints have 7 wins in that time (and 2 draws) and Reading 8

That's why I have been quiet and depressed. :( We're on our worst form of the season (points-wise) at the worst possible time. It's all too familiarly disappointing.

I watched the game online Arch - second consecutive home game where we suddenly wind up behind after periods of total dominance. With Reading's win tonight the play-offs are nailed on, and I have no confidence that we'll get through them.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 11, 2012, 00:19
Take a look at the top of the Dutch league. This is the first time ever that this many teams are so close together at this stage of the season, with anything still possible.

1    AJA    28    58   +43
2    AZ    28    57   +29
3    TWE    28    55   +39
4    PSV    28    54   +30
5    FEY    28    54   +24
6    HEE    28    54   +21

Things could become a lot clearer tomorrow night, when I'll be hoping that Ajax can extend their winning streak to nine when they play at Heerenveen, while AZ play Twente at home.

At the same time tomorrow evening, on 'Super Wednesday' :D, Dortmund play Bayern in a game that should decide the German title, while Real Mad play away at their hated local rivals, Athletico. With Barca beating Getafe 4-0 tonight, they are now only one point behind Real.  :P

A date for every football fan's diary - Sat. April 21, 8 pm CET, Barca vs Real.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 11, 2012, 09:14
That's why I have been quiet and depressed. :( We're on our worst form of the season (points-wise) at the worst possible time. It's all too familiarly disappointing.

I watched the game online Arch - second consecutive home game where we suddenly wind up behind after periods of total dominance. With Reading's win tonight the play-offs are nailed on, and I have no confidence that we'll get through them.

Has Big Sam ( i hate that name) ever taken a team through the playoffs to the PL? Experience counts in those.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 11, 2012, 09:17
Caroll scored  lol 3-2..  :)

If you are a fan of the Pool i would be worried very worried. Daglish is way out of his depth. The fans still sing his name, which is another worrying sign meaning the pain will continue into next season if he is still manager.

But Daglish might retire if he wins both cup finals and go out on a high like he did at Blackburn.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 11, 2012, 17:57
Just a few minutes till the first kick off that starts 4hrs 45 mins of non-stop live footy with decisive games from five countries. :tu
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on April 11, 2012, 18:06
Aww yea! ;D

BRING IT ON
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 11, 2012, 20:18
Wigan giving Man U a footballing lesson at the moment
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 11, 2012, 20:30
Wigan giving Man U a footballing lesson at the moment

The goal that was ruled not a goal was ridiculous.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 11, 2012, 21:05
The goal that was ruled not a goal was ridiculous.

6 of one half dozen of the other  ;D

Maloney's goal was special. Title race not over if Utd lose this. Citeh are winning 2-0 at West Brom.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 11, 2012, 21:39
Wigan looked like PL leaders and Utd relegation strugglers  >:(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 12, 2012, 04:34
Must've been a decent day, Manu losing, Arse winning.

Arsenal won nine of their last ten league matches, fair effort. Liverpool won twice :fp in that perioud, only Wolves are worse than that. Bottom half could be well possible.

Farking close down Pompey, if they can't cut debts despite administration, then shut the club down. Any club in that position deserves to tank, even Leeds should've in the past and still could.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on April 12, 2012, 04:42
Find it strange that Man U lose one game and Man City win and suddenly it is all back on

still 5 points with 5 games left. exclude the lottery of derby day still cannot see Man U dropping more points that Man City

this was a one off, a team that had the title wrapped up putting in a half arsed effort against a team playing for survival. not the first time it has happened but will be the last time it happens to Man U this season
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on April 12, 2012, 04:44
Must've been a decent day, Manu losing, Arse winning.

Arsenal won nine of their last ten league matches, fair effort. Liverpool won twice :fp in that perioud, only Wolves are worse than that. Bottom half could be well possible.

Farking close down Pompey, if they can't cut debts despite administration, then shut the club down. Any club in that position deserves to tank, even Leeds should've in the past and still could.

after what happened to saints, being saved at the very last second (reckon we were weeks from the club folding) i would not wish it on my worst footballing enemy.

what am i talking about, of course i would, hope they suffer...  :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 12, 2012, 04:50
I'd say ManU winning by being the least worst team in the PL. I really wouldn't mind Citeh's season crashing now and finishing third.

As for Pompey, fark them off to the Conference south.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 12, 2012, 09:53
Pompey problem is all the people owed money! Lots of small business owed big money, to them, for their local services provided to the club. So to wipe them out means a lot of people dont get their hard earned money?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 12, 2012, 10:45
Comolli sacked by liverpool  ...next could be king kenny.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 12, 2012, 10:59
Comolli sacked by liverpool  ...next could be king kenny.

Comolli spent three years with Spurs, but with Tottenham performing poorly in 2008-09 and some of Comolli's signings coming in for criticism, he was dismissed in October 2008

They got to blame someone and it wont be Kenny for a while. It would take a lot for the fans to turn on Kenny.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 12, 2012, 11:18
How much would be too much? A bottom half finish is also well on the cards considering Pool's form.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 12, 2012, 11:23
How much would be too much? A bottom half finish is also well on the cards considering Pool's form.

Relegation! Serious, i think a lot of the fans would look at Ferguson and say he got 4/5 years before he won his first title. As long as Kenny can keep them in the top 6/7 from next season on , as they cannot go down this season, he will get the time he wants.

But i would not be surprised if he quits during the summer.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 12, 2012, 11:32
Possible. Can't see another Ferguson or Wenger type coach honestly, don't think many clubs are patient enough for that and I don't see how they can be with the money nowadays. Would be happy to be proven wrong though.

On a different note, Peter Ridsdale hasn't done much for a few months. There's definitely a club somewhere willing to be sold for a quid.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 12, 2012, 11:41
Possible. Can't see another Ferguson or Wenger type coach honestly, don't think many clubs are patient enough for that and I don't see how they can be with the money nowadays. Would be happy to be proven wrong though.

On a different note, Peter Ridsdale hasn't done much for a few months. There's definitely a club somewhere willing to be sold for a quid.

It is hard to see clubs taking the approach that Utd allowed Fergie time and what Arsenal are allowing Wenger, but the other modus of sacking managers every 2/3 years has not proved very successful either! I think Liverpool is different, than most clubs. Hodgson was playing against type for the history of the Club. Kenny is different as he is part of the history of the Club. He will be given time, but i think he is smart enough to know whether he is capable and i suspect he thinks the game has moved beyond him.

Risdale is a paria of the game. Ken Bates another.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 12, 2012, 11:47
Aye, either way, it's still funny to see a top club flounder as such.

BBC have trashed Ken Bates on more than one occasion, right dodgy businessman. Then again, so too is Abramovich, he just has more cash. Ridsdale has the eye for a failed club and can make it worse  ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 12, 2012, 11:52
Aye, either way, it's still funny to see a top club flounder as such.

BBC have trashed Ken Bates on more than one occasion, right dodgy businessman. Then again, so too is Abramovich, he just has more cash. Ridsdale has the eye for a failed club and can make it worse  ;D

Too many Russians whacked in London recently to make everyone scared to say anything bad about Abramovich. He is a friend of Putin's.

All big clubs must come down to earth sooner or later. It will be Man U's turn as soon as Fergie goes.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 12, 2012, 11:58
Agree on Abramovich, a bit of dusting off the surface and all sorts of skeletons arrive.

Hasn't Mourinho been linked as a replacement whenever SAF retires? Then again, Ferguson may not retire for another 10 years.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 12, 2012, 12:10
Agree on Abramovich, a bit of dusting off the surface and all sorts of skeletons arrive.

Hasn't Mourinho been linked as a replacement whenever SAF retires? Then again, Ferguson may not retire for another 10 years.

It would take a brave person to scratch the surface of Abramovitch!!

Mourinho gets linked with everything. But i think it would be suicide for Utd to give Mourinho the Job. He would come win everything for a season or 2 and then leave the club plummeting for the next 5 seasons at least. David Moyes would be my choice. He has performed miracles at Everton and i think he would be great for Utd.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 12, 2012, 12:26
Wouldn't mind Moyes getting a big job, deserves some credit for his efforts at Everton.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 12, 2012, 12:36
Wouldn't mind Moyes getting a big job, deserves some credit for his efforts at Everton.

Most underrated manager in PL imo.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on April 12, 2012, 16:01
I can't see how United is going to lose this race in the Premier League. And I hope they win too, can't stand City. Never could, but now that they have loads of money they're even worse.
In Germany I'm happy to see Borussia beat Bayern. They've got the win almost certain now. Italy is still a true thriller, only 1 point between Juve and AC Milan.

In the Netherlands Ajax looks almost certain to win after yesterday. 5-0 was impressive, and the others just completely messed up. Too bad, I would have liked a race that lasted till the last day of competition.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 12, 2012, 17:01
Aww yea! ;D

BRING IT ON

Oh yeah, it got brought. ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 12, 2012, 17:07
If Ajax fans had tried to write a script for last night, they could not have come up with anything as surprisingly wonderful as what actually happened last night. 8)

The table before last night -

1    AJA    28    58   +43
2    AZ    28    57   +29
3    TWE    28    55   +39
4    PSV    28    54   +30
5    FEY    28    54   +24
6    HEE    28    54   +21

The table after last night -

1    AJA    29    61   +48
2    AZ    29    58   +29
3    TWE    29    56   +39
4    FEY    29    55   +24
5    PSV    29    54   +29
6    HEE    29    54   +16

Ajax got a 100% penalty and the Heerenveen goalie was sent off after 3 minutes, which kind of determined the outcome of the game. Ajax now looks odds on for a second consecutive title. We are happy. :win
Title: Re: Football
Post by: knewcleardaze on April 13, 2012, 04:03
Lione lMessi scored his 61st
goal of the season and had two assists
in leading Barcelona over
Getafe, 4-0, in the Spanish league.
The win pulls the three-time defending
champions within one
point of first-place Real Madrid.
Messi capped a superb exchange with
Andres Iniestawith
a rising shot into the top corner
in the 44thminute.
Messi leads the league with 39
goals, one shy of the record Cristiano
Ronaldo set last season at
Real Madrid.
Messi has scored in 12 of his
past 13 games and has 24 goals in
that span.He is the first player to
reach 60 for a club in amajor European
league since Bayern Munich’s
Gerd Mueller scored 67
goals in 1972-73.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: knewcleardaze on April 13, 2012, 04:04
Daggone, "Der Bomber" was The Man!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 13, 2012, 11:41
RUMOUR - liverpool wants cruyff to take over as new director of football.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 13, 2012, 11:43
Wait, Cruyff as director of football and Dalglish as manager? Doesn't sound ideal. Even if Dalglish goes, Cruyff as director of football?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 13, 2012, 11:56
Wait, Cruyff as director of football and Dalglish as manager? Doesn't sound ideal. Even if Dalglish goes, Cruyff as director of football?

It's from the dailymail and so go figure  ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 13, 2012, 12:00
Suddenly makes sense now.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 13, 2012, 12:05
Hang on

 Stephen Martin ‏ @stephen1martin  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
Cruyff's accepted a deal in principle.

Stephen Martin ‏ @stephen1martin  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
All i was told is that he's accepted a deal in principle but that there's still a long way to go due to his ties. No idea what that means.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 13, 2012, 12:08
Jumping the gun for a scoop?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 13, 2012, 12:16
Jumping the gun for a scoop?

As they say...its hard to hold back a loaded gun, you know   ;D  :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 13, 2012, 12:29
http://www.itv.com/sport/football/news/comolli-out-but-dalglish-safe---owners-62983/ (http://www.itv.com/sport/football/news/comolli-out-but-dalglish-safe---owners-62983/)

Comolli out but Dalglish safe - owners
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 13, 2012, 12:33
There is no way Cruijff will get involved with L'pool. Really. He's busy here and in Mexico, he doesn't want, or need, to work that much. ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 13, 2012, 21:13
Former sampdoria player  Trevor Francis has a heart attack.Meanwhile, Salvador Cabanas, makes his return to football this weekend, 2 yrs after being shot in the head.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 14, 2012, 03:46
Good luck to both.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 14, 2012, 14:58
The Pescara-Livorno game in seria b has been suspended because Piermario Morosini  needed to be resuscitated .

http://www.repubblica.it/sport/calcio/serie-b/2012/04/14/news/morosini_malore_livorno-33307863/?ref=twh (http://www.repubblica.it/sport/calcio/serie-b/2012/04/14/news/morosini_malore_livorno-33307863/?ref=twh)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 14, 2012, 15:03
Oh sh*t. All the best to Morosini.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 14, 2012, 15:58
(http://s1-04.twitpicproxy.com/photos/large/560474276.jpg?key=1000679)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 14, 2012, 16:23
Man City stamp their intent to win the PL on goal difference. NorC 1-6 ManC

Tevez hattrick ::)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 14, 2012, 16:28
The Pescara-Livorno game in seria b has been suspended because Piermario Morosini  needed to be resuscitated .

http://www.repubblica.it/sport/calcio/serie-b/2012/04/14/news/morosini_malore_livorno-33307863/?ref=twh (http://www.repubblica.it/sport/calcio/serie-b/2012/04/14/news/morosini_malore_livorno-33307863/?ref=twh)

He has died, may he Rest In Peace
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 14, 2012, 17:07
He has died, may he Rest In Peace

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/apr/14/piermario-morosini-collapses-during-game (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/apr/14/piermario-morosini-collapses-during-game)

Quote
Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini has died after suffering cardiac arrest during his team's Serie B match at Pescara on Saturday. Morosini's death was confirmed by Dr Edoardo De Blasio, a cardiologist at Pescara's Santo Spirito hospital, who said: "unfortunately he was already dead when he arrived at hospital. He didn't regain consciousness."

RIP.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 14, 2012, 17:10
Bad form. Rest in Peace.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 14, 2012, 17:14
All Italian football games cancelled in respect.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 14, 2012, 17:14
I just came in here all excited...and didn't expect to see something like this. :(

May he Rest In Peace.


I will now meekly report a fabulous 6-0 for the Hammers. No doubt, Archie will be here later with details.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 14, 2012, 17:18
All Italian football games cancelled in respect.

Correct decision, even though it will play havoc with the remaining schedule.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Boomice on April 14, 2012, 17:53
National teams I like: 1. Argentina, 2. Italy
National teams I dislike: 1. Holland, 2. France.

Club teams I like: Eendracht Aalst, Fiorentina, Lazio Roma, Valencia
Club teams I dislike: Barcelona, West Ham United
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 14, 2012, 17:59
Just got off the phone to a friend in Pescara. Apparently this is a massive story in Italy at the moment.

The player in question, Piermario Morosini of Livorno had suffered a lot of loss in his shot life, losing both parents recently and his brother committed suicide and to cap it off his sister has a terminal illness.  Very very sad.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 14, 2012, 18:10
sh*te, that's really bad luck. Unfortunate.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Eshnar on April 14, 2012, 19:18
RIP Morosini  :(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Tuart on April 15, 2012, 10:08
Perth Glory. :o

http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/a-league/news/1101509/Glory-seals-grand-final-spot-on-penalties (http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/a-league/news/1101509/Glory-seals-grand-final-spot-on-penalties)

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 16, 2012, 03:49
Real Madrid to have their arses hand in tomorrow.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 16, 2012, 19:12
Astonishing! A mere month later. :tu

Fabrice Muamba: Bolton midfielder discharged from hospital

Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has paid tribute to the London Chest Hospital staff after being discharged........

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17733022 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17733022)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 16, 2012, 20:21
The mighty Wigan who defeated Man U are now 2 up on Arsenal after 10 mins
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 16, 2012, 20:23
2-1 now, just switched it on.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 16, 2012, 21:43
2-1 now, just switched it on.

Still 2-1 ten mins to go.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 16, 2012, 21:59
Arsenal lose at home to Wigan. Woops. Van Persie not a happy bunny at the end.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on April 17, 2012, 05:05
Nice

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/football/sydney-in-frame-for-del-piero-swansong-20120416-1x3v1.html (http://www.smh.com.au/sport/football/sydney-in-frame-for-del-piero-swansong-20120416-1x3v1.html)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on April 17, 2012, 05:05
Arsenal lose at home to Wigan. Woops. Van Persie not a happy bunny at the end.

Wigan become the first team to beat Arsenal and Man U in consecutive games since the mighty saints in 2001
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 17, 2012, 06:50
Wigan become the first team to beat Arsenal and Man U in consecutive games since the mighty saints in 2001
Wigan to win the 2012/13 Premiership.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on April 17, 2012, 06:55
Wigan to win the 2012/13 Premiership.

well based on Southampton's follow up to those wins, wigan to make FA cup final next year, Championship in 2 and bottom of league one in about 6
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 17, 2012, 06:58
What are you saying? That Wigan are a sh*t small club with no fanbase? And I'm sure 'arry Redknapp farked your lot in that period.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 17, 2012, 08:40
interesting article with Dani Alves of Barcalona

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/apr/16/dani-alves-barcelona-chelsea (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/apr/16/dani-alves-barcelona-chelsea)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 17, 2012, 10:34
Juan mata interview
http://www.as.com/futbol/articulo/stamford-bridge-barca-estara-comodo/20120417dasdaiftb_15/Tes (http://www.as.com/futbol/articulo/stamford-bridge-barca-estara-comodo/20120417dasdaiftb_15/Tes)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 17, 2012, 18:16
Livorno have held a memorial service in honour  Piermario Morosini

http://video.gazzetta.it/ottomila-il-saluto-sfortunato-centrocampista/f8004a52-8895-11e1-8d0a-68cbe342a7fb (http://video.gazzetta.it/ottomila-il-saluto-sfortunato-centrocampista/f8004a52-8895-11e1-8d0a-68cbe342a7fb)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 17, 2012, 19:31
Where's Amsterhammer tonight? If Reading win their game tonight more the West Ham win theirs Reading are promoted.  ::)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 17, 2012, 19:54
Carn the Bayern. Hopefully the radio stream for the Posh Saint match isn't geo restricted.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: nobilis on April 17, 2012, 20:09
anyone knows of a streaming website for Bayern-Real? They're all seem to be blocked.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 17, 2012, 20:10
anyone knows of a streaming website for Bayern-Real? They're all seem to be blocked.

http://sports-livez.com/channel/ch-20.php (http://sports-livez.com/channel/ch-20.php)

check here, you may find a french language feed if you that is your preference

http://sports-livez.com/ (http://sports-livez.com/)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: nobilis on April 17, 2012, 20:16
http://sports-livez.com/channel/ch-20.php (http://sports-livez.com/channel/ch-20.php)

check here, you may find a french language feed if you that is your preference

http://sports-livez.com/ (http://sports-livez.com/)

thanks.

No I prefer in English. French commentators irritate me. They will only talk about Ribery and Benzema  ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 17, 2012, 20:26
http://www.firstrowsports.eu/watch/119536/1/watch-bayern-munchen-vs-real-madrid.html (http://www.firstrowsports.eu/watch/119536/1/watch-bayern-munchen-vs-real-madrid.html)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 17, 2012, 20:29
Poor AmsterHammer must be swearing at the TV, Radio or computer screen as his team are at 1-1 and Southampton are 2-0 up :fp
Title: Re: Football
Post by: nobilis on April 17, 2012, 20:43
i'm swearing at the tv too. i'm a real fan  >:(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 17, 2012, 20:50
i'm swearing at the tv too. i'm a real fan  >:(


oh well i take back my links then   ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 17, 2012, 20:57
Farking sleeping beauties in the Bayern defence.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: nobilis on April 17, 2012, 21:04

oh well i take back my links then   ;D

too late  :P

And we have an away goal now  ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 17, 2012, 21:18
I dare say ribery likes to roll around on grass.  :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 17, 2012, 21:24
mourinho happy with a draw and away goal
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 17, 2012, 21:27
Is Sergio Ramos the most over rated carp in football?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 17, 2012, 21:30
Is Sergio Ramos the most over rated carp in football?

It has been a crap match. But Ramos what a whingebag.
 
Madrid lucky to escape a definite penalty
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 17, 2012, 21:32
Goal brilliant gooaal.
Fantastic from Lahm.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 17, 2012, 21:33
Sky Italia reporting that Webb asked goalline assistant whether Ramos on Gomez was a penalty.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 17, 2012, 21:35
I wish Mourinho would retire back to Portugal

Real Madrid play like it is their ball and when they are not winning they want 'their ' ball back cos they are going home.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: nobilis on April 17, 2012, 21:38
Real sucked big time. They deserve to lose  >:(
Don't know what Mourinho was trying to do.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 17, 2012, 21:38
Could've been much worse for Madrid. Somehow, they're still in it now.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 17, 2012, 21:41
A deserved victory for Bayern, who were enterprising and inventive throughout. And a deserved defeat for Real, who were negative and rather scruffy.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 17, 2012, 21:41
Real sucked big time. They deserve to lose  >:(
Don't know what Mourinho was trying to do.

I think they will be quite happy with escaping with only 2-1...I do think it will not be enough for Bayern however much i want them to win the cl this year.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 17, 2012, 21:43
I think they will be quite happy with escaping with only 2-1...I do think it will not be enough for Bayern however much i want them to win the cl this year.

They'll play for a 1-0 win in Madrid. That will be fun  :(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: nobilis on April 17, 2012, 21:44
I think they will be quite happy with escaping with only 2-1...I do think it will not be enough for Bayern however much i want them to win the cl this year.

I want a Barca-Real final  ::)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 17, 2012, 21:44
Bayern sit on this lead and they're screwed with their defence. I'm hoping that they attack at the Bernebeu too and Robben to score.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 17, 2012, 21:46
I want a Barca-Real final  ::)

We have seen to much of that lately and its become ...you know ....
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 17, 2012, 21:46
Bayern sit on this lead and they're screwed with their defence. I'm hoping that they attack at the Bernebeu too and Robben to score.

Sorry Ram I meant Madrid. Bayern have to attack, but yeah their defence tonight was not great for 90mins.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 17, 2012, 21:50
Sorry Ram I meant Madrid. Bayern have to attack, but yeah their defence tonight was not great for 90mins.
Aye, mine was just a general comment. They have a right dodgy defence do Bayern, bailed out very often by their brilliant attack.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 17, 2012, 21:59
https://twitter.com/#!/TheBig_Sam   ;D

notBigSam ‏ @TheBig_Sam  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
Another draw. I've seen more sh** drawing this flipping year than Stephen Hawking's art teacher.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 17, 2012, 21:59
Reading FC have been promoted to the PL.

Looks like a hard road back for the Hammers through the playoffs. Big Sam will not be happy, neither will AmsterHammer.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 17, 2012, 22:00
;D

notBigSam ‏ @TheBig_Sam  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
Another draw. I've seen more sh** drawing this flipping year than Stephen Hawking's art teacher.

hahhahahahaha  ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 17, 2012, 22:01
https://twitter.com/#!/TheBig_Sam

notBigSam ‏ @TheBig_Sam  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
Another draw. I've seen more sh** drawing this flipping year than Stephen Hawking's art teacher.
Brilliant ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on April 18, 2012, 03:01
Reading FC have been promoted to the PL.

Looks like a hard road back for the Hammers through the playoffs. Big Sam will not be happy, neither will AmsterHammer.

Yep looks like saints have the second spot now. as a Saints fan never say never but can afford to lose or draw to Middlesborough on saturday and have Coventry at home the week after

Reading deserve the title as it came down to a one match play off in the end, we had home advantage and they beat us. had we won we would be champions. But frankly winning the championship does not mean anything to me. Watching my team get spanked week in week out in the premiership next year means the world
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 18, 2012, 03:26
Reading's second half of the season has been brilliant. Are you lot going to hold on to Ricky Lambert?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on April 18, 2012, 03:56
Reading's second half of the season has been brilliant. Are you lot going to hold on to Ricky Lambert?

Pretty sure we will, he has been amazing for us and frankly we have not looked as good when he is not playing

whether he will be able to continue his form in the premiership is another matter but he is largely the reason we will be there so deserves the chance

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 18, 2012, 04:01
Aye, that's the reason I ask. He has been pretty immense and a PL team sniffing him up could well derail Southampton's season before it starts. Personally, I'd rather he stays, even if only for a year.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on April 18, 2012, 04:19
Aye, that's the reason I ask. He has been pretty immense and a PL team sniffing him up could well derail Southampton's season before it starts. Personally, I'd rather he stays, even if only for a year.

Think it is unlikely to be honest. He has always been a good lower league striker but is untested at highest level and has been some doubt as to whether he could succeed at that level

think he will be at saints next year but if he has a stellar start to season that is when other teams may come sniffing
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 18, 2012, 06:55
Hopefully. How good do you expect him to be? Do you see him as a player with comparable success to Doyle or better?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on April 18, 2012, 07:06
Hopefully. How good do you expect him to be? Do you see him as a player with comparable success to Doyle or better?

really not sure. I honestly thought he would even struggle in Championship and could not have been more wrong. Most of this is based on the fact that in the past teams seemed reluctant to take him.

He has that feel of a big striker that can score goals in lower leagues but do not have the variation to score goals when coming against smarter and better drilled defenders that can stop that.

i have seen strikers like him struggle to take the step up before but i also have not really seen him play so hard to comment.

i hope he does well, and some do, but i have my doubts
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 18, 2012, 09:31
Yep looks like saints have the second spot now. as a Saints fan never say never but can afford to lose or draw to Middlesborough on saturday and have Coventry at home the week after

Reading deserve the title as it came down to a one match play off in the end, we had home advantage and they beat us. had we won we would be champions. But frankly winning the championship does not mean anything to me. Watching my team get spanked week in week out in the premiership next year means the world

Yeah looks like the Saints will get promoted. I would rather finish 2nd in the championship as I feel it makes teams more focussed for the following season whereas the winners tend to think that they will stay up and it is not always the case.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 18, 2012, 13:14
Christ, you boys were busy in here last night. ::)

Ok, yes I was p!ssed off, but not really surprised by the Hammer's draw. Yes, to a large extent I blame BFS for the state of affairs now, i.e. having to go to the playoffs. Last night he again started with 4-5-1 and Maynard up front, while Vaz Te, who's been on fire, played from the wing.

Yes, I kind of avoided coming in here both because I was bloody angry and because I was also watching Bayern on the telly in the living room and didn't want to get hung up at the pc, where the West Ham radio commentary was on. Congrats are due to Reading and Saints, who both deserve their automatic promotion.

I can't see the Hammers making it through the playoffs unless the fat one has a brain transplant in the meantime. He has more 'strikers' at his disposal than any other fizzy pop manager, yet has been unable to forge any working partnership between any two of them, so that we've had to rely on players like Vaz Te occasionally 'hitting form' to provide the needed goals. I'd love to see him gone, but I know that he's staying. :(

Like me, all my Euro football friends find it unfathomable how Webb keeps getting big games. He has completely lost it as far as I'm concerned. He gives yellows when they're not warranted, he omits giving yellows when they are warranted, and he consistently does not give second yellows or reds when they are warranted. His performance last night was yet one more disgrace. At least two, if not three, Real players should have gone off - certainly Marcello and Ramos, and probably Alonso too.

So much for my take on last night. I'm sure that all lovers of the game will join me in hoping that Barca give Chav$ki the spanking they deserve tonight. ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 18, 2012, 13:18
Christ, you boys were busy in here last night. ::)

Ok, yes I was p!ssed off, but not really surprised by the Hammer's draw. Yes, to a large extent I blame BFS for the state of affairs now, i.e. having to go to the playoffs. Last night he again started with 4-5-1 and Maynard up front, while Vaz Te, who's been on fire, played from the wing.

Yes, I kind of avoided coming in here both because I was bloody angry and because I was also watching Bayern on the telly in the living room and didn't want to get hung up at the pc, where the West Ham radio commentary was on. Congrats are due to Reading and Saints, who both deserve their automatic promotion.

I can't see the Hammers making it through the playoffs unless the fat one has a brain transplant in the meantime. He has more 'strikers' at his disposal than any other fizzy pop manager, yet has been unable to forge any working partnership between any two of them, so that we've had to rely on players like Vaz Te occasionally 'hitting form' to provide the needed goals. I'd love to see him gone, but I know that he's staying. :(

Like me, all my Euro football friends find it unfathomable how Webb keeps getting big games. He has completely lost it as far as I'm concerned. He gives yellows when they're not warranted, he omits giving yellows when they are warranted, and he consistently does not give second yellows or reds when they are warranted. His performance last night was yet one more disgrace. At least two, if not three, Real players should have gone off - certainly Marcello and Ramos, and probably Alonso too.

So much for my take on last night. I'm sure that all lovers of the game will join me in hoping that Barca give Chav$ki the spanking they deserve tonight. ;)

Will you guys(the hardcore fans) take paolo now instead of sam allardyce  if there was a chance? .
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 18, 2012, 13:29
Will you guys(the hardcore fans) take paolo now instead of sam allardyce  if there was a chance? .

Opinions are divided, zam. Personally, I would take him like a shot because I happen to love the crazy bastard despite his strange politics. He has attended games at Upton Park whenever possible since he's left, and there is no doubt that his veins have claret and blue blood (as well as Lazio blue ;) )

I'll post a picture of one of my shirts later - I only have one shirt with a name on it, and that is his name!  8)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on April 18, 2012, 13:30
Those three tackles who were not given red are exactly why Real Madrid should not be in the Champions League finals. I hope Robben humiliates Real in Bernabeu
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 18, 2012, 13:33
Opinions are divided, zam. Personally, I would take him like a shot because I happen to love the crazy bastard despite his strange politics. He has attended games at Upton Park whenever possible since he's left, and there is no doubt that his veins have claret and blue blood (as well as Lazio blue ;) )

I'll post a picture of one of my shirts later - I only have one shirt with a name on it, and that is his name!  8)

Yea, his not politics are really not great(like the salute he use to give to lazio fans) but mannnnn  he was good with a football
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 18, 2012, 13:53
Those three tackles who were not given red are exactly why Real Madrid should not be in the Champions League finals. I hope Robben humiliates Real in Bernabeu

And the reason that they play like that is because of that lunatic, Mourinho. Sadly, I don't think that one goal advantage will be enough for Bayern.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 18, 2012, 21:33
lucky lucky chavski. if they play like this in the next match it will be 5-0 Barca. I shot 1 goal. outrageous. All Barca and some crazy misses.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 18, 2012, 21:49
The amount of time drogba spent on the floor was ridiculous. Who thinks barca miss villa?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on April 18, 2012, 22:27
Amster,
18 April 2006, RIP John..
Johnny Lyalls Claret n Blue Army, our greatest manager without a doubt..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on April 18, 2012, 22:32
Barca seemed weak to me, very unusual for them. Chelsea just had 6 men around their penalty area at all times, and Barca could barely get through. Probably the only effective tactic to beat this Barcalona, but not pretty at all. I'm not sure wether it really is going to be 5-0 in the return, we might see another hard match for Barcalona. All Chelsea needs is one goal from a counter and they're pretty much through, since the odds Barcalona scoring three goals are low if Chelsea defends like this.

Bayern on the other hand deserved much more than they got last night. Should have gotten a penalty and two Madrid players should have been sent off. I really hope they'll win in Madrid, but I fear it will end up in 1-0..

Barcalona - Bayern would be a great final.. I really hope Bayern will win the CL this year, but I think it will be one of the two Spanish teams.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 18, 2012, 23:13
Johnny Lyall's claret and blue army. :(

Zammo, for you. ;)

(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/2830/18042012082.jpg)

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/6044/18042012084.jpg)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 18, 2012, 23:33
As for tonight's game, I suppose you have to give the chavs some credit for taking the only chance that they got, and then somehow managing to hang on for an entire half, defending with 8-10 men at all times. The flip side of the coin is that they showed what an embarrassment they are to the game, a team that has had hundreds of millions pumped in for a decade, and then winds up reduced to playing anti-football with two buses parked in front of their goal.

Didn't Drogba die on numerous occasions in the first half? How often was the great big cream puff in agony on the ground? How often did the game have to be stopped for him? They can't possibly be this lucky next week and I fervently hope that they get the spanking they deserve.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on April 18, 2012, 23:54
I find it hard to blame Chelsea. Playing an agressive, attack-minded game against Barcelona is simply suicide. This was the only way they could win it, and they grabbed the chance. They got lucky and played the ugliest football possible, but they did win. And that's more than just about any other team can say when playing against Barcalona.

That said, I still hope Barca win next week. I'm no fan of either team, nor of Real actually, so I'll mostly be hoping Bayern win the CL, unlikely though it seems.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on April 19, 2012, 00:21
yeah feels like we have been here before. Spanish clubs lose away and give hope to the other team, only to come back stronger the next week and cream them.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 19, 2012, 02:46
How did that happen? Nonetheless, Bayern Chelsea final O0 Unless Barca go to their usual apesh*t in the second leg.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on April 19, 2012, 13:09
The problem is Barcelona is too good to play normal football against, play football and not 11 man defending and you completely get destroyed, if you do you still have a good chance to get wiped off the field as well.

As I tweeted yesterday.  Drogba, over his peak footballing wise, theatrically on his top.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 19, 2012, 13:20
The problem is Barcelona is too good to play normal football against, play football and not 11 man defending and you completely get destroyed, if you do you still have a good chance to get wiped off the field as well.

As I tweeted yesterday.  Drogba, over his peak footballing wise, theatrically on his top.


Drogba what a drama queen! Why do the refs fall for it?

I have to say i find all the falling over in football nowadays sad and pathetic. It sure aint macho for a bunch of guys who love their macho image (Messi excluded) they all fall down like a bunch of girls.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 21, 2012, 21:47
Cristiano Ronaldo and Drogba both have dramatism.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on April 22, 2012, 01:39
Glimmer of hope for Amsterhammer.

Saints lost last night, but always had that game down as a loss.

if west ham win on Monday will come down to the last games. But saints are at home to a team that has already gone down so if they mess that up then we do not deserve to make premiership
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Tuart on April 22, 2012, 10:45
The A-League and its referees are a joke.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on April 22, 2012, 12:20
Cmon Feyenoord.. beat bloody Ado den Haag.. =/
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 22, 2012, 12:41
Glimmer of hope for Amsterhammer.

Saints lost last night, but always had that game down as a loss.

if west ham win on Monday will come down to the last games. But saints are at home to a team that has already gone down so if they mess that up then we do not deserve to make premiership

It'll never happen, Dave.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dr. Horrible the Mad Elephant Man on April 22, 2012, 12:52
The A-League and its referees are a joke.

Yeah, not a penalty from what I saw.

However with 10 men for extra time I would not have like Perth's chances, but they should have got the opportunity to try and hold out.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 22, 2012, 16:38
Citeh will win the PL this season.  >:(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 22, 2012, 16:53
Weird scenes at Genoa, match stopped for forty minutes after Genoa went 4-0 down after 53 minutes. Always bank on the Italians to get some dramatic scenes.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 22, 2012, 18:21
Weird scenes at Genoa, match stopped for forty minutes after Genoa went 4-0 down after 53 minutes. Always bank on the Italians to get some dramatic scenes.

Genoa match suspended as fans demand shirts


home fans invaded the field of play, ordering Genoa's players to strip off because they were not fit to wear the club's shirt.
It was reported that most of Genoa's players agreed to hand their kit to supporters, although at least one refused, sparking a confrontation.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 23, 2012, 04:49
I know that at least two players denied handing over their shirts, Guiseppe Sculli and Seb Frey. Siena were given a standing ovation after twenty minutes of standing around. Match was restarted after some 40 minutes.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 23, 2012, 07:20
Heard an interview with a RAI journo who said that lots are upset that 100 fans could hold 2 teams, the referee and a stadium to hostage.

He said only 1 member gave his jersey!

But Italian football is very corrupt. So Genoa could've been losing for money! That would not be anything new in Italy. Sadly.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 23, 2012, 07:33
Cheers B.

What I saw yesterday was that quite a few players took of their shirts, I didn't see anyone hand them over, and then Sculli confronted one of the fans and kept his on. A couple of minutes later, it was Frey's turn, to some other fans who were hounding him.

Not sights to savour. Well, at least the match was restarted after 40 minutes.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Icebreaker on April 24, 2012, 04:22
All right all you Velo Rooms folks, answer me this.

A friend and I were talking today and a question that came up, somehow, was ...

How many Premier League teams are based in Greater London?

What are they?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on April 24, 2012, 04:46
All right all you Velo Rooms folks, answer me this.

A friend and I were talking today and a question that came up, somehow, was ...

How many Premier League teams are based in Greater London?

What are they?

5.
Arsenal (north central london)
Chelsea (central west london)
Tottenham (bit further north than Arsenal)
Fulham (near Chelsea)
QPR (sarf london)

plus several lower league clubs as well

6 if west ham manage to get promoted next year
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 24, 2012, 12:00
Looking at the English championship table it seems crazy that the 3rd place team(Hammers this season) has to play teams that did not perform well enough to earn 3rd and they should get a chance to progress to the holy grail of the premier league. It is an absolutely ridiculous system.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 24, 2012, 12:18
5.
Arsenal (north central london)
Chelsea (central west london)
Tottenham (bit further north than Arsenal)
Fulham (near Chelsea)
QPR (sarf london)

plus several lower league clubs as well

6 if west ham manage to get promoted next year

Sorry Dinz, but QPR is very definitely West London, not Sarf - the two Sarf London teams that have Prem history are Charlton and Palace.

Looking at the English championship table it seems crazy that the 3rd place team(Hammers this season) has to play teams that did not perform well enough to earn 3rd and they should get a chance to progress to the holy grail of the premier league. It is an absolutely ridiculous system.

Couldn't agree more, but these damn playoffs are held in numerous countries - more games = more revenue. ::)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on April 24, 2012, 12:34
The intention of the playoffs was to try and liven up the second half of the season. In many seasons mean that teams down to 10th have something to play for towards the end of the season and reduce the number of pointless games.

against that is the idea that if you only manage 3rd in the table are you really that deserving of promotion. but in seasons like this, were there are 3 teams that are obviously better over the season than the others then it does come across as really unfair.

my particular issue with it is there is no real advantage for the team that came 3rd.

should be much more benefit for the team coming 3rd, similar to the way finals playoffs work here in Oz.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 24, 2012, 12:59
It's flawed, but how often do a stuttering third/fourth placed team fail to win promotion.

Only way to benefit the third placed team would be for 5th vs 6th, then 4th vs winner of that match, then 3rd vs winner of the second match. Seems a bit much for me.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on April 24, 2012, 13:05
It's flawed, but how often do a stuttering third/fourth placed team fail to win promotion.

Only way to benefit the third placed team would be for 5th vs 6th, then 4th vs winner of that match, then 3rd vs winner of the second match. Seems a bit much for me.

here you would have something like 3 v 4 and 5 v 6 with winner of first game making final and then loser of first v winner of second for the second slot in the final. also 3rd team gets home advantage in both games.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 24, 2012, 13:12
Ah yes, that's the one that the Cricket governing bodies use to fill their fixture lists.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 24, 2012, 21:37
Brilliant, Chavski are muppets, but finals now.

Chelsea Bayern final O0
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 24, 2012, 22:36
(http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg615/scaled.php?tn=0&server=615&filename=xlvxx.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 25, 2012, 00:02
Of course, Barca going out to this lot is a major bummer for anyone who looks for beauty in the game, and should never have happened if Messi had simply scored the 3-1 from the spot.

On the other hand, I was depressed and feared the worst from the off. My Celtic roomie, who knows only unquestioning 100% loyalty during a game, was calling me all sorts of names because of my comments. I had no idea what Guardiola was doing and said so right from the start.

He again started in a 3-4-3, which has failed almost every time he's tried it. He left out Alves and started Cuenca ahead of Pedro. Cuenca did not once make use of his pace to even try for the byline, just checked back and played the ball laterally infield - every single time. A complete waste of space. Barca played at a snail's pace from the off, and made no use of the width of their pitch. Everything wound up going tap-tap-tap through the middle, and there wasn't a single shot from the edge of the box till Mascher took one close to halftime.

I was still unhappy even after the 2-0, and just as I was explaining why, they scored. And still, nothing changed. Sadly, Barca simply do not have a Plan B. So, yes I'm p!ssed off, but I'm not in the least surprised.

Terry once again demonstrated what an utter moron he is. Together with the others who will miss the final, one can only hope that this weakened Chavski is torn apart by whomever they face in the final.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on April 25, 2012, 00:17
Chelsea did do a good job, no matter how ugly they did it, they did prevent the best team in the world from scoring for an entire second half while playing with just 10 men. Barcelona looked hopeless for much of the game.

Bayern - Chelsea final would be great though. I do hope the Bayern will win the cup, that team is by far the most likeable of the absolute top teams for me.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 25, 2012, 18:11
Chelsea just used up the next 10years luck if you asked me.

Barca have looked tired for about the last 6 weeks. Maybe Fuentes has retired  ::)

Chelsea looked like they received a phone call from Mourinho before the game with instructions of how to park the bus!

Barca would not have won the final playing as they have been lately.

I look forward to a Bayern, playing in Munich, Chelsea final. It will be fun to read and listen to the UK press making it a British Vs German final with hardly any British playing  ::)

But I see Madrid 6-0 trouncing over Chelsea in the final :(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 25, 2012, 18:13
Bayern winning this, I'm saying it now, I've said it always. Can even tolerate Barcelona, Madrid are the muppets.

Hopes desperately for egg not to fall on the face.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on April 25, 2012, 19:51
http://i.imgur.com/2Un7F.gif (http://i.imgur.com/2Un7F.gif)

News of Barcas defeat reaches Madrid
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 25, 2012, 22:23
http://i.imgur.com/2Un7F.gif (http://i.imgur.com/2Un7F.gif)

News of Barcas defeat reaches Madrid

Have you got one for Barca :fanfare
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 25, 2012, 22:25
flipping YEAH flipping YEAH. Mourinho not in the final  :wave
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 25, 2012, 22:34
Bayern:Chelsea, I hope it would be decent firm fist fight at least coz we would die watching it.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on April 25, 2012, 22:39
flipping YEAH flipping YEAH. Mourinho not in the final  :wave

Yeah thats why im happy too :D

Real were given a penalty, given an offside,  and still lost. They need a knew manager.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on April 26, 2012, 00:17
That was one exciting match :D Was on the edge of my seat for so long. Deserved winner though, and Bayern should hopefully win the tournament now. I just hope Chelsea won't start with a 9-0-1 formation again..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 26, 2012, 02:10
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s320x320/295040_10150691653736604_708356603_9875783_1099186689_n.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 26, 2012, 04:49
Ha haha hahahaha
Fark off Madrid.
Write the name Bayern on the trophy, they're going mental on Chelsea a few weeks from now.

8 off 33 penalties Messi has missed this season, it's a wonder that they even allow him to touch the ball on the spot.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 26, 2012, 12:49
A picture worth more than a thousand words. ;D

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AxhsojaUu-w/T3fiV9eGwlI/AAAAAAAAA1I/-ElTtnKKrY0/s1600/mourinho+cristiano+ronaldo+crying+cry+barca+barcelona+barcablog+madrid.png)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 26, 2012, 21:42
A picture worth more than a thousand words. ;D

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AxhsojaUu-w/T3fiV9eGwlI/AAAAAAAAA1I/-ElTtnKKrY0/s1600/mourinho+cristiano+ronaldo+crying+cry+barca+barcelona+barcablog+madrid.png)

Brilliant find. It was very funny seeing Mourinho on his knees watching the penalties. Could it be possible that he believes there is a higher power than him and he was praying to it?  Nah i didn't think so either, he just knew he was going lose the penalty shoot out. ;D ;D ;D

I hope that the final is a game of football with both sides trying to play football. I would like to see Bayern get a goal very early in the match forcing Chelsea to play attacking football.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 26, 2012, 23:20
I would like to see Bayern get a goal very early in the match forcing Chelsea to play attacking football.

...and then another goal just a little later, and then a third before halftime, and then.......from a great height! :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on April 27, 2012, 09:20
Anyone watch the Bilbao/ Sporting match last night. Was a great game and as usual that San Mames was absolutley rocking. Looking forward to the Europa final more than the CL final, Bilboa/ Atletico Madrid should be a Classic with both teams going flat out.
So Bielsa to take over at Passalona??, If not can we have him at West Ham please, and can he bring Llorente with him??.
Europa final in Bucharest, hope the Spanish fans can get there..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 27, 2012, 10:10
Anyone watch the Bilbao/ Sporting match last night. Was a great game and as usual that San Mames was absolutley rocking. Looking forward to the Europa final more than the CL final, Bilboa/ Atletico Madrid should be a Classic with both teams going flat out.
So Bielsa to take over at Passalona??, If not can we have him at West Ham please, and can he bring Llorente with him??.
Europa final in Bucharest, hope the Spanish fans can get there..

Sadly i did not get to see it. But gonna check out the highlights. It probably will be a better game than CL final.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 27, 2012, 12:39
Anyone watch the Bilbao/ Sporting match last night. Was a great game and as usual that San Mames was absolutley rocking. Looking forward to the Europa final more than the CL final, Bilboa/ Atletico Madrid should be a Classic with both teams going flat out.
So Bielsa to take over at Passalona??, If not can we have him at West Ham please, and can he bring Llorente with him??.
Europa final in Bucharest, hope the Spanish fans can get there..

Yeah Arch, I watched. Anybody who loves the game as it should be played can't help but enjoy watching this Athletic team! I wish them all the best for the final and agree that the EL final is likely to be a better game than the CL final.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on April 27, 2012, 12:49
Pep definatley going then
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 27, 2012, 12:52
Pep definatley going then

yep ... Tito Vilanova is the new coach
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 27, 2012, 13:14
yep ... Tito Vilanova is the new coach

Let's be honest, announcing Vilanova as his replacement already today is a big surprise. :o
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 27, 2012, 13:21
Let's be honest, announcing Vilanova as his replacement already today is a big surprise. :o

And bad for Roma lol  they want enrique out of roma  but  to be serious  barca way..rijkaard-pep - tito ..smooth transition.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 27, 2012, 18:10
Very honourable of Guardiola to step down. Lots would've signed a new contract and waited to be sacked if the results didn't stack up and walk away with a sack of money, a La Mourinho.

Hope the transition is smooth and team stays together but evolves a bit further from trying tiki taka the ball into the net all the time.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on April 27, 2012, 21:35
Live championship games tommorrow,

WHU/ Hull: Sky
Saints/ Coventry: BBC

Both ko at 12.30..

COYI
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 27, 2012, 21:43
Live championship games tommorrow,

WHU/ Hull: Sky
Saints/ Coventry: BBC

Both ko at 12.30..

COYI

D-Day for Amsterhammer and his beloved hammers  :fp 

Goodluck AH. I always had a soft spot for the Hammers.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 28, 2012, 12:22
D-Day for Amsterhammer and his beloved hammers  :fp 

Goodluck AH. I always had a soft spot for the Hammers.

Thank you mate *doffs hat*.

I have absolutely zero expectation that Saints will not win at home. Even if they draw, the Hammers will win by three goals rather than by the four they would then need for automatic promotion. It's the West Ham way. :-[

COYI!!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on April 28, 2012, 12:51
All looks to be over at this point. after a nervous start 2 goals in as many minutes mean Saints are now 2-0 after 20. Hammers going to have to make it through the play offs.

come on saints
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on April 28, 2012, 13:53
Definitely all over now. relief finally. lallana makes it 4-0

Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on April 28, 2012, 14:22
Pitch invasion at the dell. Back in the premiership. Big thanks to Marcus.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 28, 2012, 14:36
Congratulations Dinzy, enjoy it.

Marko Marin has signed for Chelsea and Lukaku may head over to Bremen.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on April 28, 2012, 14:40
what a great year for football

Zambia win African nations and Saints get back in the premiership

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 29, 2012, 15:45
what a great year for football

Zambia win African nations and Saints get back in the premiership

I'd forgotten about that (since I don't have much connection to Zambia) so yes, what a great year for you. ;)

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 29, 2012, 15:55
Big high five between Havetts and me. :tu

Ajax are champions after their win at Twente today, Feyenoord are second after beating AZ! ;D

:daotec
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on April 29, 2012, 16:07
Big high five between Havetts and me. :tu

Ajax are champions after their win at Twente today, Feyenoord are second after beating AZ! ;D

:daotec

And my team Vitesse has qualified for play-offs :)

Hope Feyenoord will be able to keep second place, I'd like to see them in the CL next year.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on April 29, 2012, 16:37
Chelsea still on a high. 6 - 1 against QPR. Torres get's a hattrick. Could they possible win the CL  :fp
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on April 29, 2012, 20:19
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/apr/28/serie-a-violence-match-fixing (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/apr/28/serie-a-violence-match-fixing)

Again?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: lancasterke on May 02, 2012, 14:52
i hate the playoffs. no redeeming features (unless WHU get promoted) but every year they're rubbish.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 20:15
FEYENOOOOOOOOOOOORD FEYENOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORD WIJ GAAAAAN WINNEN!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on May 02, 2012, 21:00
delio rossi manager of fiorentina going bonkers  just now

TUTTONAPOLI.NET - Delio Rossi aggredisce Ljajic in Fiorentina-Novara (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16sSegBowuI#ws)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 02, 2012, 21:02
68 goals in a season for Lionel Messi  :win
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 02, 2012, 21:50
Check out Cissé's second goal tonight against Chelsea. What a goal!!!!!!! :win
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 22:55
Amazing goal by Cissé, glad Chelsea arent going CL now (surely.. :P)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on May 02, 2012, 23:01
Amazing goal by Cissé, glad Chelsea arent going CL now (surely.. :P)

Its very simple for them actually. They just have to win 1 match. They can even draw it and might still go.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on May 02, 2012, 23:27
And delio rossi sacked by fiorentina because of the punch up.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on May 03, 2012, 01:53
A truly phenomenal strike! 8) :win

Papa Cisse AMAZING GOAL Vs Chelsea 2-0 02.05.2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YaL926DFMg#ws)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on May 03, 2012, 03:15
What was that? Maybe just some bums that squeaked mental at arsenal
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on May 03, 2012, 04:21
What was that? Maybe just some bums that squeaked mental at arsenal

think there may be some nervous bottoms at Man City as well
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on May 03, 2012, 05:23
Definitely, but the sudden squeak burst yesterday could be attributed to Arsenal.
delio rossi manager of fiorentina going bonkers  just now
TUTTONAPOLI.NET - Delio Rossi aggredisce Ljajic in Fiorentina-Novara (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16sSegBowuI#ws)
And delio rossi sacked by fiorentina because of the punch up.
;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on May 03, 2012, 14:23
Thank you for your appreciation of Ajax's 31st title, Ram. :P

btw, what happened to your green blobs?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on May 03, 2012, 14:27
 :o The Dutch have a functioning league? Who'da thunk.
Congratulations to Ajax nonetheless. How many players are being sold?

Green blob replaced by a purple blob.

And a celebratory streak for the two thousandth.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on May 03, 2012, 14:43
Thank you. ;)

Two for sure, the third hopefully.

I don't see no purple blob. :( I just see an asterisk. Maybe this is just one more of the pleasures of this site that my pc will deny me? :fp

...and a heartfelt  :win for your stupendous posting achievement!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on May 03, 2012, 17:26
I get the asterisks as well, dont worry. Feyenoord hopefully ending 2nd for the first time in 10 years. :D!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on May 03, 2012, 17:26
:win
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on May 03, 2012, 22:27
:win

Shameless post boosting..... :P.......so how come you lost your green blobs for an asterisk?

An excellent start to the playoff campaign for my Hammers with a 2-0 at Cardiff. Home leg next Monday, bank holiday. :tu

Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on May 03, 2012, 23:16
Shameless post boosting..... :P.......so how come you lost your green blobs for an asterisk?

An excellent start to the playoff campaign for my Hammers with a 2-0 at Cardiff. Home leg next Monday, bank holiday. :tu

nice. really want the hammers to make it through, they are easily the most deserving of the remaining teams
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on May 04, 2012, 03:08
Cardiff were comical in the first half. A wonder that it finished 2-0, not that I stayed up for the second half.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 04, 2012, 12:50
Shameless post boosting..... :P.......so how come you lost your green blobs for an asterisk?

An excellent start to the playoff campaign for my Hammers with a 2-0 at Cardiff. Home leg next Monday, bank holiday. :tu

Should've killed it with a 3rd. But defo in the driving seat.  :tu
Title: Re: Football
Post by: lancasterke on May 04, 2012, 13:02
i've got to work on monday which will preclude a drunken bank holiday
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on May 04, 2012, 14:00
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/may/04/liverpool-wage-bill-increase-accounts (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/may/04/liverpool-wage-bill-increase-accounts)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 04, 2012, 17:17
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/may/04/liverpool-wage-bill-increase-accounts (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/may/04/liverpool-wage-bill-increase-accounts)

Should Liverpool win the FA cup on saturday it will not do much to hide the reality that they have real problems at Anfield.

If Daglish was not such a hero to Anfield he would've been gone long ago.

I think most fans would've preferred CL football next season and no trophies this season!. If they finish the season 9th it will be construed as a terrible season by their standards. Fickle world is football and it shows how quick a team can fall, as we saw with Leeds ( ;D) and Man City.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on May 04, 2012, 23:07
It's not often that I find myself cheering for the Scousers, especially this pretty poor lot, but tomorrow will be one of those rare occasions, as my loathing of the Chavs in blue is truly boundless.

(Not that I'll be watching live)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on May 05, 2012, 04:04
Blackpool leading, could've been more if they were less wasteful.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on May 05, 2012, 19:32
only redeeming light this year is that andy caroll is not a total waste..the rest of the season has been rubbish even though we won that mickey mouse of a cup.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 05, 2012, 20:53
only redeeming light this year is that andy caroll is not a total waste..the rest of the season has been rubbish even though we won that mickey mouse of a cup.

If Cech didn't save that header from Carroll, he would almost be a  hero and if they won definitely. But Daglish better do some serious thinking over the summer. I was thinking he would've resigned during the Euro's if he won 2 cups in 1/2 a season!

Liverpool are currently heading for a drop next season.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on May 06, 2012, 15:19
WIJ GAAN EUROPA IN WE GAAN EUROPA IN!!!!!! YES FEYENOORD!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 06, 2012, 16:52
Looks like Man Citeh will win their first PL in 44years after Newcastle wasted loads of chances. >:(

For all you bashing Man U, remember that Man U do bring a lot of players through their academy and dont go buying the best teams on the planet. They and Asrenal are about the only top 5 teams that do this! Man C bought a PL winning team. Chelski same.

Yep Man U have lots of money but all that money is going to service the % on the 1Billion debt the Glazer family have for purchasing Man U which could absolutely cripple the club if it all goes tits up. Man U cannot spend the same as Chelsea, Man C or even Liverpool i imagine considering their rich owner. Fergie did well without Vidic and no decent midfielder and nearly won it with one of the weakest ManU teams in years.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on May 06, 2012, 20:25
Derby della Madonnina ..cracking match..inter leading ....you should watch
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 06, 2012, 21:16
Derby della Madonnina ..cracking match..inter leading ....you should watch

I am  :tu

Getting angry.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on May 06, 2012, 21:41
I am  :tu

Getting angry.

why? because juve are the champion now?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 06, 2012, 21:47
why? because juve are the champion now?

No not me the players! Not a big fan of Serie A. Watch it but dont get exited.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on May 06, 2012, 21:59
No not me the players! Not a big fan of Serie A. Watch it but dont get exited.

oh sorry..yep understand .....  corruption and to see people like zanetti still able to sprint in the 85th minute is a bit ridiculous..why is no one asking about doping? lol
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 06, 2012, 22:28
oh sorry..yep understand .....  corruption and to see people like zanetti still able to sprint in the 85th minute is a bit ridiculous..why is no one asking about doping? lol

Italian football is unexplainable, it is so corrupt from doping to match fixing that fans are turning off. A dirty dirty world, makes cycling look positively virginal and that is saying a lot!  :o
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on May 07, 2012, 10:05
Who're the Dutchies leaving Ajax and Feyenoord then? Vertonghen, however that's spelt, I believe was rumoured to be leaving. Any Winston Bogardes coming from your land again?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on May 07, 2012, 10:23
Ha haha hahahaha

Arsenal Players Perform for NEW Citroen Advert (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-ksN3qONNM#)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on May 07, 2012, 20:21
fowl play// chicken at ewood park hahahaha

Chicken on the pitch during Blackburn vs Wigan (7-5-2012) *Must Watch* (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50-iVou7Re8#)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: lancasterke on May 07, 2012, 20:24
COYI

(i still hate the play offs  :D )
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on May 07, 2012, 21:16
Didier Zokora'nın Emre Belözoğlu'na Attığı Tekme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAQQ3BqI1sY#ws)

Retribution for Emre calling Zokora a black n***** in a previous match in April.

(http://www.stokecityfc.com/javaImages/7a/5a/0,,10310~5331578,00.jpg)
literally
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on May 08, 2012, 01:46
COYI

(i still hate the play offs  :D )

A thoroughly professional performance by the lads today, Cardiff were never in the game. I hope we'll be playing Blackpool and not those Brummie &*%^s. :P

COYI!!!  8)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on May 08, 2012, 01:50
Who're the Dutchies leaving Ajax and Feyenoord then? Vertonghen, however that's spelt, I believe was rumoured to be leaving. Any Winston Bogardes coming from your land again?

Havey will have to tell you about Feyenoord. We expect Vertonghen and van der Wiel to be the 'names' that leave this summer, though v.d. Wiel has said that he'll only go to a 'top club'. ::) We also fervently hope that Suleijmani farks off to anywhere, we just want to be rid of the one-legged little :winker.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on May 08, 2012, 05:34
Wasn't someone sold for buying Suleijmani? van der Wiel should join Dempo, top club indeed.

Also well played West Ham, far better than Cardiff. Venky's getting relegated to expand their market into Yorkshire, who'll be well represented in the Championship next year, and elsewhere. The Premier league just didn't cover enough parts of England.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 08, 2012, 10:56
Wasn't someone sold for buying Suleijmani? van der Wiel should join Dempo, top club indeed.

Also well played West Ham, far better than Cardiff. Venky's getting relegated to expand their market into Yorkshire, who'll be well represented in the Championship next year, and elsewhere. The Premier league just didn't cover enough parts of England.

Apparently Venky's bought the club thinking that their was no relegation and they were buying a protected brand! When they discovered after purchasing Blackburn the club could be relegated they put the brakes on investing!!!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on May 08, 2012, 11:01
I don't think that's entirely accurate (think it came in the Guardian). In the figures released by the company, profits went down by 81% at the turn of the year (after some good years monetarily). So, it really wasn't a surprise that they couldn't invest in the club and it will be a surprise if they spend on good championship players too.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on May 08, 2012, 12:21
Amster that was absolute top quality yesterday, brilliant.  the Run was rocking right through the game but oh my head hurts today. Will have to watch the final on telly though, flying to Spain on the 18th,shocking planing by the Doris.
Also 19 May is the anniversary of us winnig the Cup Winners in 1965 (good omen there)

She wore, she wore, she wore a claret ribbon
She wore a claret ribbon in the merry month of May,
And when I asked her why she wore that ribbon,

She said its for the West Ham boys who are going to Wembley,
Wembley, Wembley,
She said its for the West Ham boys who are going to Wembley...
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on May 08, 2012, 12:30
Venky;s don't know sh*t about football, that was the problem. It's not bollywood.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on May 08, 2012, 13:02
Amster that was absolute top quality yesterday, brilliant.  the Run was rocking right through the game but oh my head hurts today. Will have to watch the final on telly though, flying to Spain on the 18th,shocking planing by the Doris.
Also 19 May is the anniversary of us winnig the Cup Winners in 1965 (good omen there)

She wore, she wore, she wore a claret ribbon
She wore a claret ribbon in the merry month of May,
And when I asked her why she wore that ribbon,

She said its for the West Ham boys who are going to Wembley,
Wembley, Wembley,
She said its for the West Ham boys who are going to Wembley...

(https://p.twimg.com/AsXWC-wCMAA6dhZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on May 08, 2012, 18:58
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17996474 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17996474)
Terrible news for Rangers.

Venky;s don't know poo about football, that was the problem. It's not bollywood.
To be fair to Venky's, they had a poo squad before their arrival anyway.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 08, 2012, 22:12
Chelsea taken apart at Anfield by Liverpool. Liverpool 4 Chelsea 1

Liverpool didn't play well, Chelsea were playing like non league  :fp

Bayern should get at least 5 in the CL final.  ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on May 08, 2012, 22:42
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17996474 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17996474)
Terrible news for Rangers.
To be fair to Venky's, they had a poo squad before their arrival anyway.

DId they? dont think it was that bad and look what they did with the managerial position, they threw out sam allardyce (not saying he is great) and appointed untested steve kean.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 09, 2012, 19:47
Go Atletico ;D of course Bilbao! 8)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 09, 2012, 21:44
That goalkeeper suck 8), nice match ???
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on May 09, 2012, 21:47
Boring game.. Atletico didnt try after the 1-0, just counters. Bilbao didnt do anything good, only a proper chance after 80 minutes.. :(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 09, 2012, 22:18
Boring game.. Atletico didnt try after the 1-0, just counters. Bilbao didnt do anything good, only a proper chance after 80 minutes.. :(
Yes yes I know, Feyenoord would be better in than match :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on May 09, 2012, 23:58
What a disappointment for most neutral fans, who were massively for Athletic. Sadly, they never reached their form of earlier in the season and were rightly beaten.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on May 10, 2012, 22:06
alessandro nesta leaving milan, might go to the us
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 10, 2012, 22:19
What a disappointment for most neutral fans, who were massively for Athletic. Sadly, they never reached their form of earlier in the season and were rightly beaten.

Yeah it was. It would've been a better game had Bilbao scored first
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 10, 2012, 22:20
alessandro nesta leaving milan, might go to the us

Big payday awaiting.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on May 10, 2012, 22:41
alessandro nesta leaving milan, might go to the us

Should go to Qatar if he wants to cash. ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on May 11, 2012, 10:24
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/10/iranian-cartoonist-mahmoud-shokraye-conviction (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/10/iranian-cartoonist-mahmoud-shokraye-conviction)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on May 11, 2012, 12:02
Dutchie Royston Drenthe now playing in flipping everton  accused messi of racially abusing while he was playing in Spain.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 11, 2012, 13:02
Dutchie Royston Drenthe now playing in flipping everton  accused messi of racially abusing while he was playing in Spain.

Barcelona has come out in Messi defence, not unexpected.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on May 11, 2012, 19:09
Gattuso and super pippo also leaving milan. getting rid of the old guys.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on May 11, 2012, 20:50
alessandro nesta leaving milan, might go to the us

lol, isnt that the guy who broke gazzas leg.

hes still playing at like the second or third biggest club in the world. wow
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on May 11, 2012, 20:57
Gattuso and super pippo also leaving milan. getting rid of the old guys.

by super pippo do you mean Inzaghi? Jeez,  I thought when he owned you guys in greece that was going to be his last match.

Next youll tell me Christian Vieri is playing for Milan.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on May 13, 2012, 19:07
 Prandelli's provisional 32-man list

Questo l’elenco completo dei Calciatori convocati:
Portieri: Buffon (Juventus), De Sanctis (Napoli), Sirigu (Paris St. Germain), Viviano
(Palermo);
Difensori: Abate (Milan), Astori (Cagliari), Balzaretti (Palermo), Barzagli (Juventus),
Bocchetti (Rubin Kazan), Bonucci (Juventus), Chiellini (Juventus), Criscito (Zenit
San Pietroburgo), Maggio (Napoli), Ogbonna (Torino), Ranocchia (Inter);
Centrocampisti: Cigarini (Atalanta), De Rossi (Roma), Diamanti (Bologna),
Giaccherini (Juventus),  Marchisio (Juventus), Montolivo (Fiorentina), Thiago Motta
(Paris St. Germain), Nocerino (Milan), Pirlo (Juventus),Schelotto (Atalanta), Verratti
(Pescara);
Attaccanti: Balotelli (Manchester City), Borini (Roma), Cassano (Milan), Destro
(Siena), Di Natale (Udinese), Giovinco (Parma)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Thoughtforfood on May 13, 2012, 19:29
I had to take my daughter to a birthday party today, so had to leave the Man City game in the 80th minute.  I was a little disappointed because I wanted City to win and figured with QPR packing the box, that it was pretty much over.  I was wrong...damn birthday party.  I can't believe I missed that ending.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on May 13, 2012, 20:33
well a right old up and down for liverpool this year.

Negatives:
crappy league position, and losing Lucas pretty much ruined our season.
At times we were complete and utter sh*t

Positives:
a few of the newbies looked better as the season went on
At times we were completely brilliant
We won a trophy, man utd didnt.

So on the whole, the positives outweigh the negatives.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 13, 2012, 20:37
well a right old up and down for liverpool this year.

Negatives:
crappy league position, and losing Lucas pretty much ruined our season.
At times we were complete and utter poo

Positives:
a few of the newbies looked better as the season went on
At times we were completely brilliant
We won a trophy, man utd didnt.

So on the whole, the positives outweigh the negatives.

Major negative;

Cant see how crap a manager Daglish is  ::)

 ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 13, 2012, 21:13
Del Piero's last game for Juventus today

Alessandro Del Piero - The Last Match in Juventus Stadium (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpiYblZ19KI#ws)

checkout the fans crying  ::) :fp
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on May 13, 2012, 21:43
Gattuso and super pippo also leaving milan. getting rid of the old guys.

Nesta, Gattuso, Pippo and van Bommel all confirmed out, Lothar will be returning to PSV. I wonder if Clarence will (have to) leave too? ::)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on May 13, 2012, 21:53
An absolutely astonishing, unique ending to the PL season this afternoon. I can't imagine what it must have been like for actual Citeh fans, it was exciting enough for all of us neutrals. Pleased for the loyal Citeh fans, looking forward to many apoplectic gum-chewing close-ups on MotD later. ;D

I sincerely hope that the very least that happens to Barton is a 10 game suspension plus the maximum fine that the club are able to give him. Ideally, I'd like to see mad qwunt thrown out of the game entirely.

I'm also pleased that the Gooners kept third place at 'Arry's expense. As I say my prayers for the demise of Chavski every night this week, I will include a little thought for L'pool fans in the hope that their board will see the light and wave a final, and well deserved, farewell to ex-King Kenny. ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on May 16, 2012, 17:27
King Kenny sacked. ;D

Clearly, the right decision.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 16, 2012, 17:30
King Kenny sacked. ;D

Clearly, the right decision.

Absolutely.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/may/16/kenny-dalglish-leaves-liverpool-owners (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/may/16/kenny-dalglish-leaves-liverpool-owners)

Hodgson became England manager. Kenny to manage Scotland  ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on May 16, 2012, 17:30
Sacked or resigned?
Carroll, Downing, Milner, Henderson, Green wowzers what a squad.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 16, 2012, 17:37
Sacked or resigned?
Carroll, Downing, Milner, Henderson, Green wowzers what a squad.

Sacked.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on May 16, 2012, 17:41
Aye, read the report only after posting. Went by what I saw on the telly saying that the talks had failed.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: lancasterke on May 17, 2012, 19:59
King Kenny sacked. ;D

Clearly, the right decision.

first assist of the season for Downing!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: lancasterke on May 17, 2012, 20:03
the england euros squad is toilet.

other than micah richards not many obvious omissions but reading the squad depressed me.

1 good keeper, 2 good left backs, is good, steve gerrard is bit of a hero, parker is class but injured,  Alex O-C is young and promising, ash young, 1 class striker who is banned.

there are a lot of names in that squad that have had an average at best season.

out at the group stage
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 17, 2012, 21:39
Can't believe Liverpool are gonna take on Martinez  :fp

He barely escaped relegation FFS. The only reason they escaped was that he had refused most of the season to play a certain way and then when it looked like they were going down he changed. That is not management material that Liverpool need.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on May 17, 2012, 22:30
I hope Liverpool will improve soon. They've always been my favourite of the top teams.

For me, today was a good day in football though: my team Vitesse won 3-1 from RKC and seem almost sure to play UEFA League next season :)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on May 18, 2012, 04:32
Hey Byop, where's thee been recently? You almost seem to have a life nowadays.

England squad could have always done with one player, a decent player with flair too- Victor Moses. That's what you get for ignoring the best talent in the country, he always was one of the best, right from the U17 days.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on May 18, 2012, 15:29
 sam allardyce was ask about the play-off final  and he said i quote " i am sh*tting myself". I dont like west ham but i hate seeing sam allardyce team playing.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on May 18, 2012, 16:00
Can't believe Liverpool are gonna take on Martinez  :fp

He barely escaped relegation FFS. The only reason they escaped was that he had refused most of the season to play a certain way and then when it looked like they were going down he changed. That is not management material that Liverpool need.

First up, Kenny knew he was probably going after failing to get a top four finish. FSG had a condition built into his contract that should he fail to finish in the top four he would go with a 25% severance package (900k), kenny turned down the severance package.

AS for the manager, lot of stories coming out that Txiki Begiristain is being lined up as the new Director of Football, and may have even already been appointed, which would point to a Martinez move (although Rafa is still an option but said to be their choice should there be no suitable applicants). Basically Rafa has the job unless someone better applies (which they will), there is also talk if Martinez gets the job of Rafa getting the sporting director job.

They could actually do worse than Rafa. Two champions league finals, 2nd in the league, he is sadly remembered for the final season when under the fiasco that was hicks and gillette everything went wrong. Tactically the guy is brilliant, and guys like Gerrard enjoyed their best years under him. Yes he made some bad signings but so has every manager, AleX ferguson has had his share, Eric Djemba-Djemba, so bad they named him twice.

There is also talk that Pep Segura who has been in charge of the academy may move up to DOF.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 18, 2012, 17:53
First up, Kenny knew he was probably going after failing to get a top four finish. FSG had a condition built into his contract that should he fail to finish in the top four he would go with a 25% severance package (900k), kenny turned down the severance package.

AS for the manager, lot of stories coming out that Txiki Begiristain is being lined up as the new Director of Football, and may have even already been appointed, which would point to a Martinez move (although Rafa is still an option but said to be their choice should there be no suitable applicants). Basically Rafa has the job unless someone better applies (which they will), there is also talk if Martinez gets the job of Rafa getting the sporting director job.

They could actually do worse than Rafa. Two champions league finals, 2nd in the league, he is sadly remembered for the final season when under the fiasco that was hicks and gillette everything went wrong. Tactically the guy is brilliant, and guys like Gerrard enjoyed their best years under him. Yes he made some bad signings but so has every manager, AleX ferguson has had his share, Eric Djemba-Djemba, so bad they named him twice.

There is also talk that Pep Segura who has been in charge of the academy may move up to DOF.

Kenny is Liverpool through and through. But i dont think he is management material anymore. I bet he is slightly relieved but not happy with where he has left the club.

Rafa's problem was winning the PL. Could he do it now with Citeh and their unlimited funds? Fergie is not giving up yet? Capello wants the Chelsea job, so it will b e atough league next year, much harder than this year. How long will Rafa get, top 4 next year and PL the year after? Difficult to build a winning team that quickly.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on May 18, 2012, 17:55
For Amsterhammer with all my love  :P ;D

CRISTIANO SAYS, "YOU CAN'T COMPARE A FERRARI AND A PORSCHE"
"I'm better than Messi and Real Madrid is better than Barça"

http://www.marca.com/2012/05/18/en/football/real_madrid/1337357909.html (http://www.marca.com/2012/05/18/en/football/real_madrid/1337357909.html)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 18, 2012, 19:19
For Amsterhammer with all my love  :P ;D

CRISTIANO SAYS, "YOU CAN'T COMPARE A FERRARI AND A PORSCHE"
"I'm better than Messi and Real Madrid is better than Barça"

http://www.marca.com/2012/05/18/en/football/real_madrid/1337357909.html (http://www.marca.com/2012/05/18/en/football/real_madrid/1337357909.html)

Well obviously a Porsche is better in everyone's eyes except Ronaldo. But then he falls over his own ego most games.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on May 19, 2012, 00:33
sam allardyce was ask about the play-off final  and he said i quote " i am sh*tting myself". I dont like west ham but i hate seeing sam allardyce team playing.

You don't like West Ham? I'm shocked. Really. Everybody likes the Hammers. 8)

And you can stick your prancing boy CR quotes where the sun don't shine. :P

Today's THE big day, I'm psyched. Come On You Irons!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on May 19, 2012, 01:01
You don't like West Ham? I'm shocked. Really. Everybody likes the Hammers. 8)

And you can stick your prancing boy CR quotes where the sun don't shine. :P

Today's THE big day, I'm psyched. Come On You Irons!

correction "i dont dislike west ham" ... and when i first saw the article, my first thought was " oh man!! amster is going to love this"  :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on May 19, 2012, 18:50
 :win   :daotec    :win

Back where we belong. 8)

Come on you Irons!!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 19, 2012, 19:48
Congrats Hammer and the Hammers  :win

Now get rid of Alderdyce  :tu

Roberto Di Matteo might be a good manager for the Hammers!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on May 19, 2012, 20:22
Who on earth are chelse playing on the left wing, almost in a forward role.

I know Torres aint all that but he has to be better, even for the  left wing.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 19, 2012, 20:32
If Gomez would stop messing Bayern should be 3 nil up by now.

Chelsea could sneak this.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: killswitch on May 19, 2012, 21:53
Muller substitution changed completely the flow of the match. Should have let a german take the pen >:(, not the bag of nerves Robben.  :fp
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 19, 2012, 22:30
 :win
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on May 19, 2012, 23:17
Dutch and penalties, it still is a hopeless combination.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on May 19, 2012, 23:19
Quote from: killswitch link=topic=47.msg31860#msg31860
. Should have let a german take the pen >:(, not the bag of nerves Robben.  :fp

Yeah like schweinsteiger.

Oh wait ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on May 20, 2012, 11:33
w***ers really get successful in football, Chelsea, Allardyce (the coach winning, nit the whole team), Mourinho. Absolute muppets, the lot of them.

Now we need Colin w***er to take leeds to the premiership.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 20, 2012, 11:55
What a crap match! Woeful finishing from Bayern. Chelsea parked the bus and scored their 1 chance. Boring football. Much rather watch a full 5hours of a flat stage to Bordeaux than that crap again!  :fp

Paid all those millions and that is the dross that is the supposedly cream of European fooball? They should be made to reimburse the fans.

Chelsea champions of theft. ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on May 20, 2012, 12:53
Chelsea champions of theft. ;D

Oh yep. They've stolen it from Napoli, Barcelona and Bayern..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on May 20, 2012, 13:02
The world knows they're muppets.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on May 22, 2012, 14:12
The new Liverpool kit for 2012/13

(http://store.liverpoolfc.tv/Assets/Liverpool/Client/products/W/S/T/WSTM200_z.jpg)
(http://store.liverpoolfc.tv/Assets/Liverpool/Client/products/W/S/T/WSTM200_c_z.jpg)

I love it, and like the inclusion of the 96 on the back collar as well. Although apparently the hillsborough justice campaign are upset about it, they preferred the lfc badge with the two flames each side. Personally I think actually naming the 96 on the back is much better.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/05/11/article-2142705-13084016000005DC-146_306x409.jpg)
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/05/11/article-2142705-130841A3000005DC-58_306x423.jpg)

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on May 22, 2012, 14:27
New arsenal kit
(http://www.soccer-blogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Theo-Walcott-Arsenal-Strip-2013.jpg)

New Man Utd Kit (Seriously, what is thats all about, is it a tea towel, a tablecloth, or what)

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/05/11/article-2143005-130AC6CF000005DC-895_634x1218.jpg)
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/05/11/article-2143005-130AC7CD000005DC-523_634x724.jpg)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on May 22, 2012, 14:32
Chelsea
(http://www.soccer-blogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/New-Chelsea-Shirt-2013.jpg)
Wigan
(http://www.footballkitnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/New-Wigan-Kit-12-13.jpg)
QPR
(http://www.footballkitnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/New-QPR-Jersey-2012.jpg)
Blackburn
(http://www.footballkitnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Blackburn-Rovers-Soccer-Jersey-2012.jpg)
Stoke
(http://www.footballkitnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/New-Bet365-Stoke-Kit-2012-13.jpg)
Norwich (bizarelly modelled by stephen fry)
(http://www.footballkitnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/New-Norwich-Kit-12-13.jpg)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 22, 2012, 16:58


New Man Utd Kit (Seriously, what is thats all about, is it a tea towel, a tablecloth, or what)

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/05/11/article-2143005-130AC7CD000005DC-523_634x724.jpg)

A nod to Tartan  :fp
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 22, 2012, 16:59
The new Liverpool kit for 2012/13

I love it, and like the inclusion of the 96 on the back collar as well. Although apparently the hillsborough justice campaign are upset about it, they preferred the lfc badge with the two flames each side. Personally I think actually naming the 96 on the back is much better.


It would have been nice to work the 96 names into the actual jersey, but very subtly so they couldn't be seen except when standing close to the jersey.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on May 22, 2012, 19:35
It would have been nice to work the 96 names into the actual jersey, but very subtly so they couldn't be seen except when standing close to the jersey.

maybe, but i think there would have been all sorts of remifications, permission to use every single name, the commercial aspect etc. Just having the 96 works for me, although, it would be nice one day for them to recognise there are now more than 96.. at least one of the relatives of the 96 has since commited suicide as a direct result, and at least three survivors of the disaster have also taken their own lives.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 22, 2012, 21:01
maybe, but i think there would have been all sorts of remifications, permission to use every single name, the commercial aspect etc. Just having the 96 works for me, although, it would be nice one day for them to recognise there are now more than 96.. at least one of the relatives of the 96 has since commited suicide as a direct result, and at least three survivors of the disaster have also taken their own lives.

I think Dim that lots of ideas were probably thought about and debated but the simplicity of '96' was probably the best choice in the end.

There is a danger of it getting out of hand. I did disagree with the idea of not being able to play on the anniversary. It was a terrible tragedy for which the police in charge on the day have not been properly punished for. They should be remembered in the same manner as the Munich disaster and other footballing disasters where innocents lost their lives for the love of their team and sport.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: just some guy on May 24, 2012, 18:59
Brazil WC we will be ready but 40% of projects not started

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/soccer/41-brazil-world-cup-projects-yet-to-start-20120524-1z6ap.html (http://www.theage.com.au/sport/soccer/41-brazil-world-cup-projects-yet-to-start-20120524-1z6ap.html)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 24, 2012, 20:34

Norwich (bizarelly modelled by stephen fry)
(http://www.footballkitnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/New-Norwich-Kit-12-13.jpg)

Stephen Fry is a director of Norwich CityFC and a huge fan. He is actually a huge sports fan, not just football.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 25, 2012, 21:36
Croatia:Estonia 3:0 friendly match, I am not optimist on outcome in Catholic group on Euro.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on May 26, 2012, 10:54
:win   :daotec    :win

Back where we belong. 8)

Come on you Irons!!

Still gutted I had to miss it but had a good day in a bar full of Hammers
COYI, COYI
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 28, 2012, 20:59
Lol zam Azzuri get busted in training camp ;D, no Balkan mafia involved this time :win
Lazio:Lecce for 2 mil euros lol ;D ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 29, 2012, 16:05
Italian prime minister is suggesting to suspend professional football in Italy for 2 -3 years.

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/29052012/58/serie-pm-suggests-suspending-football.html (http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/29052012/58/serie-pm-suggests-suspending-football.html)

Wont change anything.  :(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on May 30, 2012, 03:25
Lol zam Azzuri get busted in training camp ;D, no Balkan mafia involved this time :win
Lazio:Lecce for 2 mil euros lol ;D ;D
Snigger

It's in the bogs, needs an enema.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on May 30, 2012, 09:36
Rotten to the core, I am afraid.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 30, 2012, 11:08
Antonio Conte is under investigation too ::), Hesus crowded jail would be.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on May 30, 2012, 14:07
Brendan Rodgers will be the new Liverpool manager by the end of the week if everthing goes to plan. Compensation talks are ongoing
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on May 31, 2012, 01:07
Manchester United are stepping up their interest in Udinese pair Kwadwo Asamoah and Mehdi Benatia, according to reports in Italy.
The Ghanian midfielder has been a target for the Red Devils for a while and a €12 million bid has already been turned down, while Juventus are also said to be interested.
Sky Sport 24 are reporting that Manchester United have sent representatives to begin negotiations for the duo.
However, Udinese have set a €20 million price on the head central defender Benatia as they don’t want to lose his services.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on May 31, 2012, 03:29
And they've already pretty much signed Kagawa. Now the ace Kagawa turns into Ji Sung Park.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on June 01, 2012, 22:38
Eredivisie top scorer Bas Dost moves from Heerenveen to Wolfsburg for 7.5m devalued euros.

Hulk from Porto to Chavscum for........... :fp.........48m

Any thoughts - will we need a separate topic for the Euros?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on June 01, 2012, 23:09
Eredivisie top scorer Bas Dost moves from Heerenveen to Wolfsburg for 7.5m devalued euros.

Hulk from Porto to Chavscum for........... :fp.........48m

Any thoughts - will we need a separate topic for the Euros?

To be fair, Hulk is on a different level from Dost though. But yes, I do often wonder if the Dutch teams really don't know how to negotiate.. But more likely it's just Chelsea that can't negotiate. 48 million for Hulk is quite ridiculous imo, but it's not like Abramovic will care.

Yes, a topic for the euro's seems like a good plan. Meanwhile this thread could remain open for transfers, Italian scandals, and other club stuff.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on June 02, 2012, 06:13
To be fair, Hulk is on a different level from Dost though. But yes, I do often wonder if the Dutch teams really don't know how to negotiate.. But more likely it's just Chelsea that can't negotiate. 48 million for Hulk is quite ridiculous imo, but it's not like Abramovic will care.

Yes, a topic for the euro's seems like a good plan. Meanwhile this thread could remain open for transfers, Italian scandals, and other club stuff.
It'll certainly be a long topic if Italian football scandals are involved.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on June 02, 2012, 10:10
Brendan Rodgers will be the new Liverpool manager by the end of the week if everthing goes to plan. Compensation talks are ongoing

Liverpools last three managers have been an Englishman, a Scotsman and an Irishman. no wonder people think they are a joke ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on June 02, 2012, 10:13
To be fair, Hulk is on a different level from Dost though. But yes, I do often wonder if the Dutch teams really don't know how to negotiate.. But more likely it's just Chelsea that can't negotiate. 48 million for Hulk is quite ridiculous imo, but it's not like Abramovic will care.

Yes, a topic for the euro's seems like a good plan. Meanwhile this thread could remain open for transfers, Italian scandals, and other club stuff.

Problem is Hulks wife cant agree personal terms with John Terry.. ;D ;D ;D
IGMC.. ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on June 02, 2012, 10:19
Gold
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on June 06, 2012, 11:09
"enormous" chance Clarence Seedorf will join Botafogo
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Amsterhammer on June 06, 2012, 13:15
"enormous" chance Clarence Seedorf will join Botafogo

This would appear to be balls. A Montreal  :o team is trying to attract him. Personally, I hope he comes back 'home' to end his glorious career at Ajax. 8)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on June 06, 2012, 13:17
So, will Pune FC also throw their name in for Seedorf?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on June 06, 2012, 13:21
The exodus to Asia is just begining with Didier Drogba rumoured to be heading to Shanghai Shenhua where Anelka plays.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on June 06, 2012, 13:24
I'll not mind any geriatric in Pune, I'll love it.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on June 13, 2012, 04:06
Juve to have 30 on the pitch on their shirts. Classy :fp
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on June 14, 2012, 15:10
Oh noes!
Tit deserved it.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on June 14, 2012, 15:46
May be NSFW. A player burst his hamorrhoids during the match and changed his shorts on the pitch and continued. Youtube video of his soiled shorts in the link.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/soccer-dirty-tackle/dtotd-river-plate-player-bursts-hemorrhoid-during-match-164032954--sow.html (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/soccer-dirty-tackle/dtotd-river-plate-player-bursts-hemorrhoid-during-match-164032954--sow.html)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on June 19, 2012, 13:21
Shebby Singh Director of FOotball at Blackburn ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on June 19, 2012, 16:12
Leeds sign Drury from Norwich, half geriatric near 34 year old and free. Perfect Leeds signing. Norwich sign Leeds' gun players and Leeds sign their colostomy bag patients, match made in heaven.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on June 21, 2012, 06:43
(http://i.imgur.com/kZZgY.gif)

Manchester United season review
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7092/7194069354_30fd4435ee_o.gif)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on July 05, 2012, 11:07
Gold ;D

Thought it'd be Barca, but Arsenal 2 is at Citeh. :censoreds.

Anyway, Blackburn sign Nuno Gomez.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on July 05, 2012, 18:57
Long overdue but finally it seems like the PL will be seeing some Goal line technology

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18719396 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18719396)

Wonder if it will be adopted globally.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on July 06, 2012, 19:10
Yeah I think the Man City owners bought the wrong team  ;D
Lewandowski to the Arse? Apparently Podolski has been proven to be sh*te again.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on July 07, 2012, 03:30
Surely Torres won't leave now that both Drogba and Anelka are gone. Still, if he's available at a knock down price.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on July 07, 2012, 04:15
Sums up sh*teh too :D

I have no idea if it will/would happen, just something I've heard from a Chelski fan/friend(well kinda of one, after all you can't really be friends with a chelski fan) who has some insider knowledge.
Fair enough.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on July 07, 2012, 12:52
chievo jerseys for the nesxt season

(http://s1-05.twitpicproxy.com/photos/large/612908192.jpg?key=870653)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on July 11, 2012, 11:32
17 of the 32 world record transfers between 1893 and 2009 have been paid for by Italian clubs #mafia.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on July 11, 2012, 18:30
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18804464 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18804464)

This basically confirms Blatter's corruption as well but of course by the time that is all uncovered it will be 2019 and too late to take the WC away from Qatar or Russia..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on July 12, 2012, 13:35
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18813156 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18813156)

The saga spirals ever deeper and once again this really should get Blatter involved
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on July 12, 2012, 15:32
It seems like the Russian managerial vacancy may very well be a battle between a former england coach- Capello who has just met with the Russians and the England coach who never was- 'arri.

A very well paid yet cushy job, though expectation is quite high, but the Russians do have some good talent like Dzagoev etc
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on July 12, 2012, 16:07
If they go for Arry for any reason apart from financial, they're flipping mental. Capello just seems a class ahead of Arry.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on July 12, 2012, 18:32
Don't forget his wheeling dealing where he buys back players at higher prices than they were sold.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on July 12, 2012, 18:35
I better kick a football on his arse. That's why I'd be in the flipping reserves.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on July 12, 2012, 18:39
Shush, don't say rate about the wheeler dealer. He'd pay five hundred thousand quid for a transfer to the national team.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on July 13, 2012, 11:31
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18827137 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18827137)

Not surprising but still a clever bit of activity by Spurs by exploiting City's depth and wealth.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on July 13, 2012, 11:33
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18823096 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18823096)

I am unsure as to his effectiveness this coming season as I think he will have to take time to adapt to the British game and imo Liverpool need players who will make instant impacts.

Also of course the obvious question is whether this spells the end of Mr Carroll?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on July 13, 2012, 14:28
England defender John Terry cleared of charge of racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand

Edit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-18827915 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-18827915)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on July 13, 2012, 14:31
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18813407 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18813407)

Some even sadder news, the demise of a club filled with history due to unbridled greed.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Capt_Cavman on July 13, 2012, 15:46
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18813407 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18813407)

Some even sadder news, the demise of a club filled with history due to unbridled greed.
Of course, a lot of that club's recent history was achieved by said unbridled greed.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on July 15, 2012, 19:11
Of course, a lot of that club's recent history was achieved by said unbridled greed.
Indeed but in the long term it is this debacle and not the recent history which actually matters.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on July 15, 2012, 19:12
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18850955 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18850955)

Indeed such an offer was expected and generally players like this who move for big money moves yet then come back on loan perform well like Bellamy as they already know their way around the club and feel at home
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on July 15, 2012, 20:12
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18851169 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18851169)

Well not surprise there, I am just surprised he hadnt expressed his intention a wee bit earlier. Ferguson wont probably mind letting him go, though he probably has some other things on his mind atm
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on July 15, 2012, 22:29
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18850955 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18850955)

Indeed such an offer was expected and generally players like this who move for big money moves yet then come back on loan perform well like Bellamy as they already know their way around the club and feel at home

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18850955 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18850955)

And now this, it seems like it is Caroll's will to remain at Liverpool and it seems like Liverpool are not willing to let him go especially on a loan deal, yet I am unsure whether they will consider a permanent move. I would say that no one would be willing to put on offer the amount of money which Liverpool would expect for Caroll so I expect him to stay just where he is atm.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on July 16, 2012, 18:09
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18850955 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18850955)

Well they seem determined so it seems like they think that Liverpool are really considering it which they may very well be.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on July 17, 2012, 08:42
They'd be pretty brilliant in a crossbar challenge, to be fair.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on July 23, 2012, 22:23
New York Red Bulls are seemingly closing in on a £1m deal for Tim Cahill after Everton accept a bid for the Australian forward...
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on July 27, 2012, 18:12
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19021184 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19021184)
Quote
Chelsea captain John Terry has been charged by the Football Association after last season's incident with QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.
Terry, 31, is alleged to have used "abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour" during the Premier League game on 23 October.
The FA statement continues: "It is further alleged that this included a reference to the ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race of Ferdinand."
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on July 30, 2012, 16:32
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19052103 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19052103)

and now Ferdinand gets nailed...

Quote
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has been charged by the Football Association with improper conduct in relation to comments posted on Twitter.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on August 08, 2012, 08:44
Arsenal sign Cazorla, in other news, Arsenal organise an orgy with their midfielders.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on August 19, 2012, 02:09
I know preseason's done when I stop hearing Liverpool and glory in the same sentence.

Rangers to set the record for highest 4th division attendance?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on August 19, 2012, 04:38
yeah but the previous highest attendance was 7
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on August 19, 2012, 04:44
amusing that in their first game at peterhead the crowd was 4200 in ground with a max of 3200
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on August 19, 2012, 05:00
yeah but the previous highest attendance was 7
I'm not talking about the League cup.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on August 19, 2012, 05:20
pretty sure the average attendance in the lower scottish leagues is round the 4 or 500 mark.

used to check the results as old man is a Morton supporter
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on August 19, 2012, 05:49
Previous 4th division record was 37,774 for Palace. Now it's 49118 for Rangers. Best team across the spectrum, have the highest attendance for a UK team too with nearly 120k. IN your face Manure and Pool.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on August 19, 2012, 21:06
Unsurprisingly I can not seem to muster the excitement for the start of the season as I have for the last couple of seasons, for me football now merely represents most of what is wrong with this country from the money aspect to the whole so called "yob" culture...
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on August 19, 2012, 21:46
to be honest i had exactly zero interest in this season until it actually started. then suddenly I have renewed excitement

looks like saints did not completely embarrass themselves last night. one game in and no longer the bookies favourites to go down. Winning! (we are second favourite to Norwich)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on August 23, 2012, 01:08
Rarely will you see a goal more perfect than this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxxcQI4OpnY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxxcQI4OpnY)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: cj2002 on August 23, 2012, 13:02
Wait, what is that sound? Laughter, coming from Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton? Surely not after last season's performances?!?

But, no... it is laughter. Because my father's beloved Wolves stand to get £25m by selling two distinctly average players  ;D

A no-brainer from the Wolves management... money that can be spent sensibly to build them back into a Premiership team.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on August 23, 2012, 21:19
FEYENOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORD WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: lancasterke on August 31, 2012, 11:15
west ham sign andy carrol on season long loan, really, with marlon harewood languishing in the lower leagues and emile heskey unemployed, seems like a missed opportunity
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on August 31, 2012, 13:04
west ham sign andy carrol on season long loan, really, with marlon harewood languishing in the lower leagues and emile heskey unemployed, seems like a missed opportunity
Tbh you do need quality to stay up and those two are not going to give you enough, they have been tried, tested and failed...

Now does Carrol have quality... well lets wait and see.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on September 01, 2012, 10:48
And we also got Yossi back as well :win :win.
That was a very, very good window for West Ham, thankyou the two Davids, thankyou Big Fat Sam, thankyou everyone involved in securing our new signings.(Better even include the devil with tits in the thankyous, so thankyou Karen)
Of to the match now, :win :win
COYI, COYI, COYI..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on September 01, 2012, 22:13
And we also got Yossi back as well :win :win.
That was a very, very good window for West Ham, thankyou the two Davids, thankyou Big Fat Sam, thankyou everyone involved in securing our new signings.(Better even include the devil with tits in the thankyous, so thankyou Karen)
Of to the match now, :win :win
COYI, COYI, COYI..
In fact, my friends dad recently met up and had a long talk with Yossi about something which he could not disclose just yet  :-X

Turns out it was probably this...
Title: Re: Football
Post by: cj2002 on September 19, 2012, 10:55
One thing I love about sport is that - every so often - a story breaks that is so absurd or tongue-in-cheek. The sort of thing that Sir Trevor McDonald would introduce with "and finally...". The sort of story you would never expect when discussing the situation in the Middle East, or other such serious things.

Behold...

Quote
Brazil has chosen an armadillo as the mascot for the 2014 World Cup, football's world governing body Fifa reveals, although the cartoon creature has yet to be named.

"I'm delighted to welcome such an important member to the 2014 team," says legendary Brazil striker Ronaldo, who is now on the local organising committee for the competition.

"The mascot will play a key ambassadorial role in the next two years. I'm sure he will inspire many young football fans in Brazil and all over the world with the great passion which he has for the sport and for his country."

That's right... the leading World Cup goalscorer of all time is hoping that an armadillo will inspire many young football fans... with the great passion he has for the sport...

Right, as you were...  ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Gravel Rash on September 20, 2012, 17:41
Well not that anyone is going to care about the A League but after Del Piero signing with Sydney last week , Emile Hesky has signed with Newcastle Jets this week and Big Rumours Michael Ballack is joining the new team West Sydney Wanderers
Title: Re: Football
Post by: palmorq on September 22, 2012, 03:08
good to see ballack has found a team at last, unfortunatley he is physically finished, and lost his legs a few years ago, shame he is one of the greatest players in terms of mental ability and team work but injuries added up and slowed him down greatly.. amazing player though one of the best  I have seen play the game his teamwork is amazingly great too and I think everyone who played with him played their best too(See frings and lampard !)

saint mirren have started well, 3rd in the league so far...  I approve.. Steven thompson is a legendary signing for the saints !
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on September 22, 2012, 03:14
I do have a question, how are Celtic fifth in a one team league?

I'll get the coat, but still.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: palmorq on September 22, 2012, 03:16
I do have a question, how are Celtic fifth in a one team league?

I'll get the coat, but still.
u git :S the scottish league is by far the most competitive :S sort of.... anyway i am pretty sure they are 1st one ahead of hibs and 2 ahead of saints... the huns might be in 5th or somewhere around there in the 3rd division, they aren't doing so good and i find it very funny !
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on September 22, 2012, 03:22
At least they can aim for attendance records. If only they played an Injun club now, one of our lot could challenge Rangers.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: palmorq on September 22, 2012, 03:26
At least they can aim for attendance records. If only they played an Injun club now, one of our lot could challenge Rangers.
i am a fan of churchhill bros :S
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on September 22, 2012, 03:30
Better than my sh*tty club. Though Pune easily beats most on the attendance front. Clutch every straw do our lot.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: palmorq on September 22, 2012, 03:36
who does shilpa shetty support :S
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on September 22, 2012, 03:41
Dunno, but I'd wager that she's had football played on her goods more often than Wembley.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: palmorq on September 22, 2012, 03:46
Dunno, but I'd wager that she's had football played on her goods more often than Wembley.
ram you are one charming man :S don juan... morelike don ram :S wait who was the charming indian woman who was part owner of the kings xi ipl team(cricket i know :S).. maybe that was shilpa though
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on September 22, 2012, 03:50
Sweet, Casanova life awaits.

That's Preity Zinta though

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3a/Zinta_MIFF11.jpg/220px-Zinta_MIFF11.jpg)

The image URL says MIFF11.jpg Clearly that's a wiki censor for MILF
Title: Re: Football
Post by: palmorq on September 22, 2012, 03:55
Sweet, Casanova life awaits.

That's Preity Zinta though

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3a/Zinta_MIFF11.jpg/220px-Zinta_MIFF11.jpg)

The image URL says MIFF11.jpg Clearly that's a wiki sensor for MILF
aha yes you are right :S so i am a churchill bros fan and pretty zint..... errr kings xi punjab fan  then :S

football in india is worldclass i tell you !
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on September 22, 2012, 03:57
Aye, so good that Rohan Ricketts has come over to Dempo. Bigger than Arsenal.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: palmorq on September 22, 2012, 03:58
Aye, so good that Rohan Ricketts has come over to Dempo. Bigger than Arsenal.
no way rohan ricketts is there.... ahahahahhahahahahahhhahahahhaha thats te best thing i have ever heard :S he wasnt even good enough to play for toronto... he has such a big head too, his interviews are amazing !
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on September 22, 2012, 04:04
Was advertised as the first premier league player to play the I league. Shame that subset is so large. Still better than a Robbie Fowler on a wheelchair, so well better than Perth is Dempo.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: palmorq on September 22, 2012, 04:05
steven mcgarry is the best player in the a league !
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on September 22, 2012, 04:12
As long as Wellington can rain on all parades :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: palmorq on September 22, 2012, 04:27
going to see the whitecaps on sunday :S due to the scottish army playing for them i shall wear my kilt to this game !
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on September 22, 2012, 04:30
Wait, you're in Norf America?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: palmorq on September 22, 2012, 04:32
Wait, you're in Norf America?
yes i have been living and working in canada for about 6 months just now :S...

i want to shout abuse at kenny miller
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on September 22, 2012, 04:36
So many Canadians...

And abuse at Kris Boyd when he comes round those parts too?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: palmorq on September 22, 2012, 04:47
So many Canadians...

And abuse at Kris Boyd when he comes round those parts too?
portland where playing here too and i missed it :S boydy is a monster munch eating fat git :S... bit of a useless player.... steven fletcher is scotlands best striker by far !
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on September 22, 2012, 05:00
Who after him? Couldn't Celtic claim Kevin Doyle as their own and have a known partnership?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: palmorq on September 22, 2012, 05:04
Who after him? Couldn't Celtic claim Kevin Doyle as their own and have a known partnership?
errr well we lack good players :S kenny miller is not bad but he is not great either :S jordan rhodes seems to be coming on well, only problem is he is not actually scottish in anyway :S

boydy is boydy and he will always score a lot v poor teams but v good ones :S...... err well i still think steven thompson is one of the best, he is abrilliant target man tall and strong and smart, he wont score a lot but this guy is a great player i am so happy he is at saint mirren !
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on September 28, 2012, 12:58
Where the flip is Amsterhammer?

http://blog.paddypower.com/2012/09/28/not-big-sam-golf-offers-a-feeling-of-hope-you-wont-find-in-sunderland/ (http://blog.paddypower.com/2012/09/28/not-big-sam-golf-offers-a-feeling-of-hope-you-wont-find-in-sunderland/)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on October 09, 2012, 09:01
2-2 in the 2 team league with two players scoring two goals.

So much number 2, no wonder the Primera is sh*te nowadays.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on October 09, 2012, 11:41
So, just to bring some discussion back into this thread: who should win Ballon d'Or? I've read a lot of discussions concerning Messi vs. Ronaldo, but do those two really deserve it? Sure Messi is the best of the world, but he hasn't won a major tournament with Barcelona (well, Copa del Rey, but does that count?). Ronaldo won the Liga, but is a level below Messi.

What about some others? Casillas, one of the (if not the) best goalkeepers in the world, won the Liga with Real and the EC with Spain, both as captain. Pirlo single-handedly won Juventus the league title and brought Italy to the final of the EC with some brilliant matches. And then there's Xavi and Iniesta who both are brilliant players that deserve an award like this.

It will probably be Messi again, as usual, but if it were up to me I'd give it to one of Casillas or Pirlo, seems to me that they deserve it more.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: cj2002 on October 09, 2012, 13:14
It's an interesting question, which highlights a fundamental flaw in the award itself: it is very Euro-centric. Historically, as well, the award tends to go to the creative, attacking type of players - Stanley Matthews, George Best, Eusebio, Cruyff, Platini, van Basten. Which means that the question you asked, SR, perhaps needs to be rephrased slightly...

Who is the creative, attacking footballer, playing in Europe, who is most liked by journalists?

Cynicism aside, this dramatically reduces the chances of one of the most talented and exciting footballers in many years - perhaps the best South American player since Messi. Neymar.

Back on this continent, it is simultaneously difficult to justify giving and not giving the award to Messi. He is undoubtedly the most talented player around at the moment, and his trophy cabinet is testament that he is part of perhaps the most talented team in recent years. But he did miss out on a major trophy last season, and he wasn't in the summer shop window of Poland and Ukraine.

Ronaldo, in contrast, was a key figure in both Real's and Portugal's campaigns, with differing levels of success and I think he is probably the most likely candidate for this year's award.

Spoiler (hover to show)

In the sheltered little world of the Spanish top 2, Xavi, Iniesta and Benzema are also top candidates. I agree with your comment about Casillas, and he is a player I have admired for a decade, and he probably has another 10 years to go before he considers retirement. That said, no goalkeeper has won the Ballon D'Or since 1963..!

Outside of Spain, the field begins to narrow massively. Pirlo is an excellent shout. He was a mastermind of Juve's unbeaten campaign (which they have carried into this season, incidentally), and played imperiously in the Euros. Rooney will always be talked about, but he failed to match his international form to his domestic success. Chelsea, as European champions, are bound to have someone nominated, but I can't imagine a) who and b) that they will defeat anyone else I've mentioned!

The Ballon D'Or is an award that should celebrate the diverse successes of global football. But in reality, it is a trophy that goes to perpetuate the domination of the sport's elite. This is a real shame, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on October 09, 2012, 14:22
The best are in Europe and it's because of that the European based players win it. Not the converse. Balon D'Or is not the reason for the imo, that's simply due to the difference in money.

I mean, we really can't give it to Rohan Ricketts for being the best former Premier league player playing in India.

We'd obviously sh*t on the premier league if we had the money
Title: Re: Football
Post by: cj2002 on October 09, 2012, 14:54
The best are in Europe and it's because of that the European based players win it. Not the converse. Balon D'Or is not the reason for the imo, that's simply due to the difference in money.

I don't deny that - but in football as in cycling, genuine global expansion would come at the cost of the traditional power base which is Europe. And it breeds a vicious circle, dragging the best talent out of everywhere else in the world. If there was a model that would allow South American or Asian teams to compete on the same level, maybe players would consider staying at home.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on October 09, 2012, 15:11
Genuine expansion? There's been a pretty mental expansion around the world and come over here and you'll see just how much it has in the past decade.

There is no way that FIFA or any body could just make a league stronger. Not without domestic change, and let's be realistic about that. Quite simply, come to India or go to Bangladesh and ask anyone how best to earn a living. Football wouldn't be in the top 20 answers.

European football is the money and the matter, but that does not mean I'll stop supporting my local club. It's not going to happen, it'll never really happen.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: cj2002 on October 09, 2012, 15:27
Oh, I know that it's expanded worldwide... but until there is the same level of support (personal and commercial) everywhere, and we can enjoy tournaments without the predictability of early-stage David v. Goliath matches, then the job isn't finished.

India is a great place to start... you have always been mad about sport, so there is plenty of passion to be tapped into and exploited for the benefit of your own teams. And given the sums of money thrown around for the Delhi F1 and IPL, there's no shortage of commercial interests who could profit from it.

But we see it in F1, we see it in cycling and we see it in football... sometimes untapped markets are untapped for a reason. You can't magic up fans overnight, it requires more than a flagship tournament... it needs years of careful support and development.

Like I said, yes football has expanded, but the job - if it is to be done properly - isn't finished.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on October 09, 2012, 15:43
Delhi F1 draws in the biggest names in motor racing. KP's inflated ego pops cos he's not allowed to play IPL cricket. Screw the IPL, every cricketer would want to play in India now (except DK). If Messi does that, then it's viable.

It's not going to happen realistically is it. For all that is tried, it is quality that sells. Manure and Farcelona will draw in more fans than say Melbourne victory, as if they have fans, or Dempo.

The I league will never compete with the best simply because of the culture, but that hardly means that it's been stale and not developed.

I'd love to have a world where Pune FC could challenge Tottenham, but before that dream even arises, we'll have to get to Persipolis' level, and that's still years away. After that, it's a steep climb up. Realistically, it will not happen.

And cycling really can't be compared to football simply because of the size. Even the Tour de France is watched only by a few here
Title: Re: Football
Post by: LukasCPH on October 09, 2012, 23:10
To get back to the Balon d'Or, I'd vote for Pirlo.

He's been one of the best - if not the best - player of the Euros. Don't watch that much football (Bundesliga highlights, Euro/Worlds and the odd Champions League match), so I can't comment on his playing for Juve. But before the Euros, I thought of him as a player that, while of course very good, was a bit on the old side and not world class anymore. He showed that that didn't have to mean anything. Those passes... :-*
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on October 10, 2012, 04:39

Ronaldo, in contrast, was a key figure in both Real's and Portugal's campaigns, with differing levels of success and I think he is probably the most likely candidate for this year's award.

To the bolded.
About having a great Euro.... one really great game, one good game and three quiet games.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on October 10, 2012, 04:44
Delhi F1 draws in the biggest names in motor racing. KP's inflated ego pops cos he's not allowed to play IPL cricket. Screw the IPL, every cricketer would want to play in India now (except DK). If Messi does that, then it's viable.

It's not going to happen realistically is it. For all that is tried, it is quality that sells. Manure and Farcelona will draw in more fans than say Melbourne victory, as if they have fans, or Dempo.

The I league will never compete with the best simply because of the culture, but that hardly means that it's been stale and not developed.

I'd love to have a world where Pune FC could challenge Tottenham, but before that dream even arises, we'll have to get to Persipolis' level, and that's still years away. After that, it's a steep climb up. Realistically, it will not happen.

And cycling really can't be compared to football simply because of the size. Even the Tour de France is watched only by a few here

Like i always say..start from the east..esp Mizoram..by the way Ram, you should go to Aizawl just to watch a football tournament. It seems every year they have this tournament(dunno when) where its localities/villages team take part., sometimes they even broadcast it live on the net  lol  and the atmosphere is always good with a few punch up here and there  ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on October 10, 2012, 09:37
Dude, that's the other hemisphere.

Have go there, as long as I'm out of the west or southwest :-X
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on October 27, 2012, 14:33
Tomorrow the most important game of the year.. De Klassieker, Feyenoord-Ajax, Rotterdam - Amsterdam.

A few pictures of the last training session before tomorrow;

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A6N0l8eCYAARsOF.jpg)

The classical ring of fire;
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A6NaTHZCUAAp-gm.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A6M67u4CcAAz-Zt.jpg)

Last year we (Feyenoord ;D) won 4-2.
Summary:
Samenvatting Feyenoord - Ajax (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1HJ-l48d-U#ws)

Atmosphere after the game:
Feyenoord, sfeer in de kuip na Feyenoord - Ajax 4-2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldg-9iQqT14#ws)

--

Goosebumps and hopefully a great game tomorrow. :win

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on October 27, 2012, 14:36
Ah yes, the great game that is to decide who gets 4th behind Vitesse, Twente and PSV in the Eredivisie ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on October 27, 2012, 14:40
Haha, theyll probably fall off at the end of the season, like last year :P. And Feyenoord even won from VVV in de Koel for the first time since 1991, good omens? I hope so.

But there is no game in the Netherlands that has such an atmosphere as Feyenoord Ajax.. (not even Ajax Feyenoord). Hard for me to follow the game here with my crappy internet, wish I could follow it otherwise than through social media, but still even here the game lives and i feel tension for tomorrow :P.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on October 27, 2012, 23:31
Vitesse Eredivisie winner 2012-2013; Jordania has promised it to us loyal Arnhemmers and we believe! :P

Never actually been to a Feyenoord-Ajax game (or the other way around), perhaps I should some time. They are special matches though, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: cj2002 on October 29, 2012, 15:29
Well after our short-lived discussions on the subject, the Ballon d'Or shorlist is out:

Quote
Sergio Agüero (Man City),
Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid),
Mario Balotelli (Man City),
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid),
Gianluigi Buffon (Juve),
Sergio Busquets (Barca),
Iker Casillas (Real Madrid),
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid),
Didier Drogba (A Chinese Team I Can't Remember),
Radamel Falcao (Atletico Madrid),
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Paris-SG),
Andrés Iniesta (Barca),
Lionel Messi (Barca),
Manuel Neuer (Bayern),
Neymar (Santos),
Mesut Özil (Real Madrid),
Gerard Piqué (Barca),
Andrea Pirlo (Juve),
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid),
Wayne Rooney (Man Utd),
Yaya Touré (Man City),
Robin van Persie (Man Utd),
Xavi (Barca).

For me this is a hugely narrow-minded shortlist, but for the reasons we discussed before that isn't hugely surprising. But still, only 5 out of 23 are not from Spain or England (I'm counting Drogba as England...). It surely doesn't reflect the whole game.

Even if you are going to give the award to Messi every year, at least shortlist players from across the globe - in the same way that the same 3 or 4 clubs are realistically going to win the European cup, but all the leagues get to send somebody to have a go...
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on October 29, 2012, 16:02
Let's extrapolate that to cycling. Would you nominate Taiji Nish*tani or Johan Raabie for the Velo D'Or just cos he's from Asia or Africa? Performance of the year, maybe, but not player of the year. It's the best, it may not be all encompassing, but they're the best.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: cj2002 on October 29, 2012, 16:26
Let's extrapolate that to cycling. Would you nominate Taiji Nish*tani or Johan Raabie for the Velo D'Or just cos he's from Asia or Africa? Performance of the year, maybe, but not player of the year. It's the best, it may not be all encompassing, but they're the best.

I see your point, and I agree with you until those last three words...

OK, so nominating players no-one has ever heard of in leagues that get no exposure outside of their own borders doesn't enhance the competition. But including players like Balotelli, Rooney or Yaya Touré has the same effect. Those three aren't even the best players in England - but they play for the biggest teams and have the biggest reputations.

Drogba and RvP had exceptional club seasons last term, so I can't argue with those, but I would question the inclusion of almost all the Real and Barca players on the list. And Ibrahimovic... :fp. And no nominations from the champions of Germany or France...

If you're going to pick the best, pick the absolute best not the 23 players whose egos and salaries are the biggest.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on October 29, 2012, 16:41
Reflects the hegemony over top clubs of top players. Sure Dortmund can get more than a couple there, but that's not a bad list, and Ballotelli for all his shenanigans is still pretty flipping awesome when he wants to be.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: cj2002 on October 29, 2012, 16:47
...and Ballotelli for all his shenanigans is still pretty flipping awesome when he wants to be.

Oh for sure - but how often does that really, truly happen? Meanwhile Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Luis Suarez... they are all brilliant and consistently so.

It's a fix, and one of a number of reasons why I've been going off football over the last few years...
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on October 29, 2012, 17:09
We could go on forever. You could always turn on the I league and watch Rohan Ricketts chug away while having an academy if football's been a turn off.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: cj2002 on October 29, 2012, 18:26
We could go on forever.

We could indeed... Maybe I'll just stick to my local rugby club. At least there no-one has a salary to over-inflate ;D
Title: Reading v Arsenal going into extra time
Post by: kabloemski on October 30, 2012, 21:47
Reading was 4-0 up against Arsenal, when Walcott scored for the Gunners just before half time. Arsenal came back, now 4 all, going into extra time - Arsenal fans reportedly singing: "You had 4 goals and you f*#^ked it up..."
Title: Reading v Arsenal going into extra time
Post by: kabloemski on October 30, 2012, 22:27
True!

"@nealcol: Bloody hell. Only in England could a meaningless Capital Nun Cup tie become a ten-goal classic. Spain? Germany? Boring in comparison!"
Title: Re: Reading v Arsenal going into extra time
Post by: froome19 on October 30, 2012, 23:24
:pray

What a match
Title: Reading v Arsenal going into extra time
Post by: kabloemski on October 30, 2012, 23:30
I couldn't watch it live but Twitter was extremely obliging as usual :-)
Title: Reading v Arsenal going into extra time
Post by: kabloemski on October 30, 2012, 23:31
One of the coolest tweets - and there many - was by "@friebos: First set Arsenal, 7-5" Classic :-D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on October 31, 2012, 07:04
Ze highlights are here.
Arsenal Vs Reading 7 - 5 All Highlights And Goals HD 30/10/2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUOnrAeNwuQ#ws)
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on October 31, 2012, 07:11
Cool, thanks, Zam, did you get to watch it live?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on October 31, 2012, 07:24
No.I don't watch much of english leaque live, only liverpool  O0 .   :-[  :P
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on October 31, 2012, 08:15
That was classic, thanks Zam, just watched it with my bro, he's a sport journalist here in SA - the commentary also hilarious of course - love it.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on October 31, 2012, 08:19
That was classic, thanks Zam, just watched it with my bro, he's a sport journalist here in SA - the commentary also hilarious of course - love it.

And if he wants to know about the best leaque in the universe ;D :P  ...Seria A (Eye-talian leaque) you can always ask me :,P and tell him to check out zonalmarking.net
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on October 31, 2012, 08:48
My brother really enjoys Serie A, he's #1 team is Inter, he's been supporting them since '87.
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on October 31, 2012, 08:54
Will give him that link :-) thanks, Z.
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on October 31, 2012, 08:55
PS Nice to have somebody to talk football with, will deffo ask :-)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on October 31, 2012, 09:52
No.I don't watch much of english leaque live, only liverpool  O0 .   :-[  :P

I believe you can get treatment to help for that nowadays  ::)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on October 31, 2012, 10:10
They could always loan in from Manchester United a Mark Clattenburg ;)
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on November 03, 2012, 10:54
Funny :-) #Divers #Football

"@KevinMcCallum: RT @TelegraphSport: Exclusive: @TomDaley1994 gives his verdict on the Premier League's divers http://t.co/mGnCRrz6"
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on November 03, 2012, 14:26
Arsenal v Man U: @kabloemski: Ref carding as if it's Christmas at Old Trafford.
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on November 03, 2012, 14:28
:-D "@RiksRedGuard: @kabloemski Mike Dean has a history of producing more cards than 'Hallmark'!" Arsenal v Man U.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on November 03, 2012, 14:35
Arsenal were mugged by the tooth fairy.
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on November 03, 2012, 15:44
@kabloemski: Cards aflying here too? Refs threatening to boycott Chelsea matches due to racism claims - maybe the refs are peeed or something.. #Carding

Google - www.thesun.co.uk:

"CLAIM ... ex-ref Wilkes
Officials threaten to boycott Chelsea
EXCLUSIVE By ROB BEASLEY Last Updated: 03rd November 2012
 

ANGRY referees are threatening to boycott Chelsea matches.
Fed-up officials have already held talks about not taking charge of Blues games — and even discussed all-out strike action.

Ex-Premier League ref Clive Wilkes says the men in the middle are disgusted by Chelsea’s pursuit of Mark Clattenburg for allegedly using “inappropriate language” to John Obi Mikel last Sunday — a claim the official denies.

And they feel let down by FA chiefs and the PFA in the race-row saga.

Wilkes said: “I keep in touch with a lot of the lads and there is such a strength of feeling about what is happening to Mark.

“I know a few referees who are even talking about boycotting Chelsea games because of all this.

“Remember, it’s not the first time Chelsea have targeted a referee — there’s been Anders Frisk and Graham Poll.

“And some refs are now saying enough is enough.”

Wilkes, 57, from Gloucester, added: “It’s no exaggeration to say the refs in this country have never felt lower.

“They are so disillusioned. They feel vulnerable, feel that they are being left isolated — that they are getting no backing, no support.

“They want to speak out themselves but are too frightened, they fear they will be sacked if they go public with their grievances.

“There have even been murmurings about strike action but that’s very much the last resort.

“They’d much prefer to get around the table with the FA, PFA, the clubs and players to sort this out as quickly as possible.”

Swedish ref Frisk was forced into retirement when he received death threats after he sent off Didier Drogba at Barcelona in 2005 and Poll had a run in with John Terry a year later.

In 2010, Scottish referees went on strike in protest at their treatment, forcing chiefs north of the border to bring in officials from abroad to prevent games being called off.

Kevin Friend, 41, is in charge of Chelsea’s match at Swansea today"

Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on November 03, 2012, 17:36
"@dawn_com: United go top as Chelsea slip http://t.co/s2GrpPw8"
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on November 03, 2012, 19:24
Man City v West Ham end goalless - good news for Man U - now top of the Premier League :-D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on November 04, 2012, 12:44
Man City v West Ham end goalless - good news for Man U - now top of the Premier League :-D

Yeah was a good result for the Hammers after last weeks disaster at Wigan, and its always nice to see Carlos back at the Bolyen. :tu
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on November 04, 2012, 12:49
Today Feyenoord2 vs Feyenoord. Aka Fc Twente vs Feyenoord, if we ( feyenoord ) manage to win we move away 3 points from Ajax and move 3 closer to Twente. :woohoo
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on November 04, 2012, 12:52
Yeah was a good result for the Hammers after last weeks disaster at Wigan, and its always nice to see Carlos back at the Bolyen. :tu

:-) Who do you support? Or no particular team?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on November 04, 2012, 13:01
West Ham ofcourse, I was born to support them and carry on the family traditon.

COYI, COYI..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on November 04, 2012, 13:05
Arch, got any idea where Amster is?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on November 04, 2012, 13:11
PMed him a month ago, said he was just having time away from forums, said he will be back though. he can have his avatar back when he reappears.
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on November 04, 2012, 13:12
West Ham ofcourse, I was born to support them and carry on the family traditon.

COYI, COYI..

Cool - I'll shout for them when no "conflict of interest" :-D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on November 04, 2012, 13:19
PMed him a month ago, said he was just having time away from forums, said he will be back though. he can have his avatar back when he reappears.
Cheers.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on November 04, 2012, 13:19
Today Feyenoord2 vs Feyenoord. Aka Fc Twente vs Feyenoord, if we ( feyenoord ) manage to win we move away 3 points from Ajax and move 3 closer to Twente. :woohoo

Yes, you should thank us for that! ;) 0-2 in the ArenA, another step on the way to the first Eredivisie title for Vitesse :win
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on November 04, 2012, 13:24
Today Feyenoord2 vs Feyenoord. Aka Fc Twente vs Feyenoord, if we ( feyenoord ) manage to win we move away 3 points from Ajax and move 3 closer to Twente. :woohoo

Might be on telly here, might check it out if so :-)
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on November 04, 2012, 13:24
Might be on telly here, might check it out if so :-)

Oh wait, no Feyen v Feyen... doubt it.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on November 04, 2012, 13:25
Cool - I'll shout for them when no "conflict of interest" :-D

Kablo wants to be a cockney
Kablo wants to be a cockney

Good on yer girl

COYI
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on November 04, 2012, 13:26
Today Feyenoord2 vs Feyenoord. Aka Fc Twente vs Feyenoord, if we ( feyenoord ) manage to win we move away 3 points from Ajax and move 3 closer to Twente. :woohoo

Good luck!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on November 04, 2012, 20:13
Gossip that City and AC Milan might do a shocking/surprising exchange with Mario going back to Italy and ll Faraone aka el sharawy going to citeh. I myself don't see it happening but you can never tell.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on November 04, 2012, 21:29
Arch..here you goooo  ;D

Andy Carroll Style - West Ham mock Arsenal in our Gangnam Style parody (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykSHPZjbocQ#ws)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on November 04, 2012, 22:34
Cheers.

Seems my browser decided to thank this ;D.


Sad Feyenoord lost, three chances against us, 3 goals, twice the goalie not impressive to say the least.. Oh well, out of 10 games played we've played 7 away games. Undefeated at home for a long long time, going to play catch up soon! ;D
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on November 05, 2012, 03:12
Kablo wants to be a cockney
Kablo wants to be a cockney

Good on yer girl

COYI

Ha ha!
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on November 05, 2012, 03:15
Sad Feyenoord lost, three chances against us, 3 goals, twice the goalie not impressive to say the least.. Oh well, out of 10 games played we've played 7 away games. Undefeated at home for a long long time, going to play catch up soon! ;D

Better luck next time :-)
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on November 05, 2012, 03:46
West Ham ofcourse, I was born to support them and carry on the family traditon.

COYI, COYI..

Yeah, might've helped if I'd checked out your avi.. but it's microscopic on my phone, though :-D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: LukasCPH on November 05, 2012, 11:48
No.I don't watch much of english leaque live, only liverpool  O0 .   :-[  :P
Liverpool! :tu
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on November 06, 2012, 09:17
"@rioferdy5: The boss has been at Man Utd #26Years today. Colossal."
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on November 06, 2012, 21:15
Game on now for Man City..
Aguero is a lethal finisher indeed.

But still very much a job half done so far..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on November 06, 2012, 21:31
88th minute 2-2.. Darn, cmon BvB. :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on November 06, 2012, 21:36
Really am not convinced that was offside tbh..

But City have got themselves into this mess and they need to get themselves out of it real quick.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on November 06, 2012, 21:37
Ok It was a penalty..:D

But I for one am not complaining.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on November 06, 2012, 21:41
What happened? Who got/didnt get a pen? German radio not talking about ajax :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on November 06, 2012, 21:48
Last kick/rather pull of the game
Ajax defender pulled down Balotelli in the penalty area as Balotelli was attempting to turn towards goal, was a very deliberate pull even for a United supporter such as myself :D, yet referee turns down appeal.

Mancini and all the Man City players do mad.. but end of game and tbh that is City's European campaign gone most likely as well.
Good comeback by them in all honesty, and Aguero was particularly lethal tonight.

Ironically English (at least Man City fans) very happy atm with the Germans as Dortmund draw means technically City still have a chance to go through. Considering how they have been performing in Europe, they have not a single chance, but.. ::)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on November 06, 2012, 21:52
Fair enough. Shame, now Ajax supporters will be big mouthing again :fp

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on November 07, 2012, 21:44
Celtic :pray

Chapeau :tu

Also nice to see United continuing their trend of European comebacks. The first 75 minutes though were awful apparently... :fp

And Chelsea fighting back again as well, annoyed because I was supposed to be at that game.. but things unfortunately turned out differently..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on November 07, 2012, 21:47
Celtic :pray
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A7H31lnCUAAS3--.jpg)


United saw the light.. lol :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on November 07, 2012, 21:48
Feel bad for Braga, but what a ridiculous goal for Hernandez.
Forgets that he is surrounded by defenders and just attempts to walk the ball in.. nearly loses it and then somehow it goes in :fp
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on November 07, 2012, 21:53
Luck is needed too sometimes..

Chelsea 3-2 in the 94th minute. Im lucky im safe here in Germany of my buddies who support Chelsea haha ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on November 07, 2012, 22:48
Regarding Celtic; This kid is of End Boss level awesome;

Green Brigade Junior Capo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq2J146riTI#)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on November 10, 2012, 18:44
 :fp :fp :fp

United really pathetic atm, no direction..
We are just not coming at them with any proper pace, Evra and Valencia have been especially poor, refusing to have a go at defenders  :police:
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on November 10, 2012, 18:48
Ok that is much better from United and Scholes proving what a quality player he is once again.
Hernandez has also been pretty lethal in recent game :tu
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on November 10, 2012, 18:51
And now I am very happy :D

The play has not improved all that much but openings have been appearing and Chicarito currently is scoring for fun, though tbh it was probably an own goal..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on November 10, 2012, 19:24
And Chicarito gets the winner. :pray
In retrospect there did seem to be a feeling of inevitably..

And United really battling well these days, they are not making it easy for themselves but it does make for good watching.. :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: killswitch on November 10, 2012, 22:13
(http://i.minus.com/iCaszr5qGoW4t.gif)

 ;D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on November 10, 2012, 23:18
Froome19 likes Manchester united and Wiggins.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on November 10, 2012, 23:21
And Lancashire.. and lives in London :fp
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on November 10, 2012, 23:24
It's easy to tell you are not from Manchester  since you supported them but live in England.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on November 10, 2012, 23:25
And on that note, MOD showing Arsenal game and tbh they were woeful today when defending and after they went two up they just were all over the place.

Generally even when the top teams are not playing well it is generally their attack which is woeful they do not generally get bossed all across the pitch, only thing I can summarise that Arsenal are just not up there with the best atm.

Oh and Giroud is proving to be a very, very good signing tbh and he must be so ***** that he let Arteta take the penal when he was on a hatrick :fp
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on November 11, 2012, 10:35
"@sargeant_j: Eight (!) red cards in Serie B yesterday"
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on November 11, 2012, 16:58
We won 5-2 at home from Roda today, couldve been about 9-2 if only a quarter of the chances were goals :fp

Now in the correct thread. ::)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on November 11, 2012, 22:04
So after 11 games of which 7 were played away, Feyenoord is now 4th and we've played vs the top 3 away already. This means its time to get a catch up race starting, as Feyenoord hasnt lost at home for more than a year and a lot of the games we'll play soon are at home in the Kuip, out of the 7 remaining till winterbreak we will play 5 at home. :win

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A7cGt0DCcAANVKF.jpg)
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on November 12, 2012, 18:37
"@silverstar22b: Clattenburg not selected for Premier League games for third successive week (http://t.co/mySElvyB)  http://t.co/iraMNiId"

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/clattenburg-not-selected-premier-league-180400943--sow.html
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on November 13, 2012, 02:13
"@TIME: It's official (kind of): Lionel Messi is better than Pele | http://t.co/Y71FMSFL"

"scored his 75th and 76th goals in a calendar year, breaking a certain Pele’s career-best tally of goals for both club (Santos) and country (Brazil) in a January-December timeframe"

http://keepingscore.blogs.time.com/2012/11/12/its-official-kind-of-lionel-messi-is-better-than-pele/
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on November 14, 2012, 21:12
2-2 at the moment..

Not surprising..
Main purpose of tonight is the foreigners getting integrated into  the England team.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on November 14, 2012, 21:14
Ok Ibrahimovic scores a free kick, but Hart should have saved that. It was tricky, but nevertheless should have been saved by Ibrahimovic..

And Zaha already showing his skills, an immensely talented player. England do need a skillful winger as we have lacked that in the past.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on November 14, 2012, 21:24
We need a striker who can do that

:pray :pray :pray

For those who missed it.. Ibrahimovic scores from way outside penalty area and close to the left sideline with his back to goal.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on November 14, 2012, 21:42
Ok, whoever is still an advocate for the ArenA being the 'nr 1' quality stadium in the Netherlands needs to get slapped awake.. (COUGH BERT VAN OOSTVEEN COUGH)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on November 14, 2012, 23:20
We need a striker who can do that


Sturridge?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on November 15, 2012, 11:24
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Amazing Goal Sweden Vs England 4 : 2 [14.11.2012] HQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6Xh2YFphR8#ws)

The Ibrahimovic wonder goal.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: just some guy on November 15, 2012, 11:26
Zlatan getting bigged up more than normal at the minute here

Muppet
Title: Re: Football
Post by: cj2002 on November 15, 2012, 14:30
Lol. It was a well executed goal, for sure, but it was into an empty net. There was not nearly enough on it to trouble any goalkeeper, if there had been one in - you know... - goal :fp.

That said, 4 goals in an international is impressive, even against a some-what experimental England defence. £16m he cost PSG. Compare that with some of the figures bandied around for the England youngsters. :fp

And :fp again for luck :fp
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on November 15, 2012, 16:58
What I find most impressive about him is that he has moved around so much from club to club and yet nevertheless is constantly up there ,in nearly every league and with every club he has played for, as the top scorer and a quality player. You can not say that about very many other players.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: sublimit on November 15, 2012, 17:12
Zlatan getting bigged up more than normal at the minute here

Muppet
The Swedes reckon he's Diego Maradona, Pele, George Best all rolled into one..   He's pretty good but not that good..And he loves himself too much which is annoying..     

But flair play to him yesterday.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on November 15, 2012, 21:56
What I find most impressive about him is that he has moved around so much from club to club and yet nevertheless is constantly up there ,in nearly every league and with every club he has played for, as the top scorer and a quality player. You can not say that about very many other players.

I dont know, everyone in London i ever talked to about football thought he was the most overrated player in the world, and so did the commentators until the 2-2 draw at arsenal where he played quite good.

I always rated him myself personally if only because the idea of a strong tall centre forward having insane skills always seemed to me to be what the ideal striker would be like.

The goal yesterday was it has to be admitted very acrobatic and very skillfull.

But the goal he scored for ajax when he dummied the entire other team will always remain his piece de resistance.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on November 15, 2012, 21:58
Now this is hillarious

Neymar Penalty miss (Brazil) vs Colombia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAuexTsAfaY#ws)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on November 15, 2012, 22:20
I dont know, everyone in London i ever talked to about football thought he was the most overrated player in the world, and so did the commentators until the 2-2 draw at arsenal where he played quite good.

I always rated him myself personally if only because the idea of a strong tall centre forward having insane skills always seemed to me to be what the ideal striker would be like.

The goal yesterday was it has to be admitted very acrobatic and very skillfull.

But the goal he scored for ajax when he dummied the entire other team will always remain his piece de resistance.
To be honest the English media and general reaction to him has been rather amusing, they always seem to have thought him overrated as he never really performs particularly well when playing British teams, but to be honest after having watched him enough times in La Liga and Serie A nevermind for Ajax you realise that he is a very special striker. Indeed the fact that he has such a wonderful touch makes him imo the ideal striker as he can be so lethal with just one touch which is what a striker is all about.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Kvinto on November 17, 2012, 17:09
I have just watched Liverpool – Wigan (3-0).

Enrique is fantastic. I have no idea what has Rogers done to the guy, but last season Jose was a straightforward fullback with catastrophic passing, now he turned such a wise player in more attacking role… He and Suarez were two best players on the field today. It’s very fascinating to observe Luis’ play under the danger of the 5th yellow card. He’s unusually calm and cautious, it was well seen that he doesn’t want to get a yellow for some stupid unrestrained emotions and he makes the game as always. The best striker of the EPL at the moment.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: just some guy on November 20, 2012, 15:10
this guys says his goal was better than Zlatans

 :P

Klaus Fischer Bicycle Kick (1977) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnkHdkD_-UY#)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on November 20, 2012, 15:45
both of these
Tony Yeboah Goals (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmfBIBKUPaA#)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on November 20, 2012, 15:54
Legend, and George Graham is a :censored. But everyone knows that.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on November 20, 2012, 20:31
Dull United match.. Fergie is not the manager who unleashes his boys to score a tonne when they have nothing to lose.. Instead it is always a cagey affair ensuring we keep our shots on target to a minimum..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on November 20, 2012, 20:41
Here's hoping the Chavski score remains as it is.

 :tu :tu :tu :tu
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on November 20, 2012, 21:00
Well update for United game and typically Galatsaray score from a corner, was coming and only was all square prior to the goal thanks to a terrific save by Lindegaard. Still not looking threatening United and it will probably take a second goal to wake em up..

Interestingly enough Galatasaray is the longest club to have alternate vowels in its name :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on November 20, 2012, 21:39
Nah this is the best goal ever, sure the Oranje people will agree, although they'd probably like it more if it was against Belgium or Germany!


Dennis Bergkamp World Cup 1998.

Not posting it with the legen-dary commentary of Jack van Gelder. :fp :D

Dennis Bergkamp WK 1998 (Dutch commentary; Jack van Gelder) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BkyGEvwKtE#)

Proof that radio commentary will always be mor exciting than tv commnetary.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Kvinto on November 21, 2012, 07:41
I always knew that Shakhtar is the epitome of what is wrong in modern football but yesterday they managed to surpass themselves:

Nordsjaelland vs Shakhtar Donetsk Luiz Adriano Fair Play Goal FAIL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RpRKIzLCTE#ws)

What a great goal  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on November 21, 2012, 10:29
flipping arseclown
Title: Re: Football
Post by: cj2002 on November 21, 2012, 11:05
Just seen that Chavski have sacked Di Matteo  ;D ;D ;D ;D flipping joke of a club

Yeah, that broke a little while ago causing a significant stir in my office. You'd think that a 57% win ratio and the most prestigious trophy in world club football would count for something, but apparently still being in all 3 cup competitions and 3rd in the Premier League just isn't good enough :fp

Abramovich is completely deranged...
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on November 21, 2012, 11:06
flipping arseclown
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on November 22, 2012, 00:26
this guys says his goal was better than Zlatans

 :P

Klaus Fischer Bicycle Kick (1977) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnkHdkD_-UY#)

Mauro Bressan goal in Uefa Champions League (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkAgYA4Ejgs#)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on November 22, 2012, 00:29
Nah this is the best goal ever, sure the Oranje people will agree, although they'd probably like it more if it was against Belgium or Germany!



Dennis Bergkamp World Cup 1998.
 (http://youtu.be/FhOalcQW9fI)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Goal for Ajax (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgqsaDnsEq8#)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: cj2002 on November 23, 2012, 13:43
Just seen Mexes' goal that was an awesome goal, so much it owns Zlatan's goal by a country mile.

And let's remember that no-one has ever claimed that Phillipe Mexes is one of the greatest strikers of his generation. In fact, no-one has even ever claimed that he's one of the greatest defenders of his generation. He's just an above-average centre back who I have only heard of because he was good on Championship Manager about 8 years ago.

So stick that in your pipe and smoke it, Zlatan.  :tu
Title: Re: Football
Post by: cj2002 on November 23, 2012, 13:45
Oh yeah, and in other news, the club owned by Mohammed al-Fayed, whose son was (probably) sleeping with Princess Diana, who has waged a feud with the Royal Family since the day they died, and who is such a fan of Michael Jackson that he erected a statue of him outside Craven Cottage, is now officially the owner of the most sensible club in West London.

Roberto sacked by Chelsea for being actually quite successful in a very short period of time, and Sparky Hughes sacked by QPR the day before a game that was expected to decide his fate.

Go figure...
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on November 27, 2012, 07:52
Chelsea have announced their new manager will be with them for two seasons, winter & spring ::)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on November 29, 2012, 14:35
So apparently Ballon d'Or competition is again between Messi, Ronaldo and Iniesta.. Same boring choices as always, still think Pirlo or Casillas deserve it more.
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 01, 2012, 19:36
"@MUFCSupport: 3 Points clear before the Manchester derby next week! #MUFC"
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on December 02, 2012, 00:49
Feyenoord won! :win
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 02, 2012, 02:58
That was a huge shower of sh*t! Not happy >:(

That's what the crack pipe's there for..
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 02, 2012, 02:58
Feyenoord won! :win

High five!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on December 02, 2012, 11:39
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Mqehq90TsVE/TzcKTY8jFDI/AAAAAAAAArc/6mWnnyTwBGQ/s1600/internet-noose.jpg)

Use it on whichever neck you want

At least Colin w***er won a Yorkshire derby.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on December 02, 2012, 18:59
He was a dick, so you got the part right.

Anyway, will Arsenal ditch their financial fair play policy and spend or shock and horror sack the incompetent lard that Wenger is nowadays?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on December 02, 2012, 20:24
Yeah, the stadium loans should be a killer. Did for Valencia, buying real estate at pretty much the peak ('04, was it for the Arse?). I have wondered if it would be sustainable without CL football? Now that's the worry, no? Lose CL football, and lose a chunk of revenue (telly, gate receipts, prize money), and thereby resulting, if they play by the FFP, in another cut in spending, or even a net income from transfers rather than the current hovering around the 0 mark.

Would they ever risk a policy of a pre-emptive type of spend in return for investment type? And not necessarily grossly a la Leeds, Portsmouth or a Ridsdale club after two years (including Leeds).

Won't even compare them to Citeh or the Chavs. Those two spend money which isn't the club's at all. Then there's the pee funny stadium naming rights too.
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 03, 2012, 03:05
Last part I promise, if you've got this far have a cookie!

Ha ha that just made me laaaaaff.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on December 03, 2012, 08:01
http://www.theshedend.com/topic/22169-the-russian-is-2-blame/ (http://www.theshedend.com/topic/22169-the-russian-is-2-blame/)

BYOP, just pray Usmanov never gets total control or this could be Arse fans in a few years time.
What a wingeing bunch of bellends them Chelsea fans are (especially the 11th poster in the link)
WE WANT OUR CHELSEA BACK:
Is that the Chelsea that had Robbie as manager two weeks ago, the team that became Champs of Europe 6months ago, the team that has bought numerous trophies since Abrah took over or the team that had 13000 fans at home games in the old days?

No wonder everyone dislikes that team and everything they represent, no sympathy for any of the phookheads linked to that club.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on December 03, 2012, 08:08
http://www.theshedend.com/topic/22169-the-russian-is-2-blame/ (http://www.theshedend.com/topic/22169-the-russian-is-2-blame/)

BYOP, just pray Usmanov never gets total control or this could be Arse fans in a few years time.
What a wingeing bunch of bellends them Chelsea fans are (especially the 11th poster in the link)
WE WANT OUR CHELSEA BACK:
Is that the Chelsea that had Robbie as manager two weeks ago, the team that became Champs of Europe 6months ago, the team that has bought numerous trophies since Abrah took over or the team that had 13000 fans at home games in the old days?

No wonder everyone dislikes that team and everything they represent, no sympathy for any of the phookheads linked to that club.
Nice. Brilliant.

I like the one where one's complaining about European champions becoming a mid table side. Wonder what they were before a certain Russian came around.
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 04, 2012, 16:53
I have no words.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on December 04, 2012, 20:33
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/holland/9720726/Dutch-linesman-Richard-Nieuwenhuizen-killed-by-youth-players-had-been-officiating-his-sons-match.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/holland/9720726/Dutch-linesman-Richard-Nieuwenhuizen-killed-by-youth-players-had-been-officiating-his-sons-match.html)

Very sad and shocking news. Maybe Dutch teams need to be banned from European games and international tournaments.



It is awful, but im not sure that the whole of dutch football can be held responsible for it. The whole of Italian football hasnt been held responsible for the behaviour of the "Ultras" or Turkish football held responsible for the behaviour of their fans.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on December 04, 2012, 20:48
Dim, the part about banning Dutch football was said in a tongue-in-cheek way. But having spoke to older Arsenal fans(and fans of a few other teams), they've said if English fans did half the stuff that other European teams/fans do at present, there would be another ban for English teams.

its not really within Eufas remit, its a domestic issue and seemingly an isolated one. As for uk, i dont think britain is treated any differently to the rest of europe now, i think on the whole EUFA are pretty appalling at dealing with anything, racism, behaviour of italian fans along with match fixing, EUFA do very little to punsh.
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 09, 2012, 07:27
Nice one :-)
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 09, 2012, 12:39
"@MUFCSupport: #MUFC Team - De Gea, Rafael, Evra, Ferdinand, Evans, Valencia, Cleverley, Carrick, Young, Rooney, RVP."
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on December 09, 2012, 14:45
The one which isn't spelt with a Manc in it.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 09, 2012, 17:47
"Roberto Mancini vs Sir Alex Ferguson... #MUFC #ManchesterIsRed pic.twitter.com/UA1bjzkr"

Ha ha  ;D

 
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on December 11, 2012, 22:26
Bradford away, always a tough opponent.. ::)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on December 12, 2012, 05:56
So only penalties from diving lead to goals...
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on December 13, 2012, 21:33
flip you Platini...that French pr*ck made speech at 100 years anniversary of football association here...he only mentioned hooliganism and corruption...flip you Platini once more :win
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on December 14, 2012, 01:51
flip Platini to allow flipping?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on December 14, 2012, 08:52
flip Platini to allow flipping?
flip Platini yeah dude!!!
These days you can not even have a decent fist fight...I say flip off UEFA and Platini :win!!!
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 15, 2012, 12:45
"@victordlamini: Blattermouth RT @ewnupdates: Racism a social not football problem - Blatter http://t.co/8pzqngWO"

http://ewn.mobi/news/Sport/racism-a-social-not-football-problem-blatter/19268
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 17, 2012, 13:37
"@AfricasaCountry: In case you missed it: The betting scandal at the heart of South Africa's national football team http://t.co/wynBugno"

Quote
A Fifa report, which confirms long-held suspicions that Bafana games were rigged through a "bogus" football company, Football4U, is said to have caused great consternation among high-ranking Safa officials.

The report - which was compiled by Fifa's former head of security Chris Eaton, and has been handed over to members of the Safa emergency committee - identifies the Safa officials suspected of being accessories to the match-fixing scam through their interaction with Football4U.

http://www.sundayworld.co.za/sport/2012/12/16/safa-to-crack-whip-on-scam
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on December 17, 2012, 16:36
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/dec/17/zenit-st-petersburg-fan-group (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/dec/17/zenit-st-petersburg-fan-group)

Whan a ridiculous bunch of idiots..

Next two World Cups promise to be exciting. First in Brazil, where just days ago supporters were fighting and riotting, and then 4 years later in Russia where I'm sure the African teams will be receiving a warm welcome :fp
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 18, 2012, 10:14
"@FCBarcelona: BREAKING NEWS - Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernandez and Leo Messi renew their contract with FC Barcelona #fcblive"
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 18, 2012, 21:09
"@indykaila: PSV Eindhoven‎ Kevin Strootman is still a target for #ManUtd. The fee is a sticking point. Do not rule out a move despite Fergie comments"
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on December 19, 2012, 02:24
That's a shame I hate Barca, little whining biatches!
Pujol will be 84 around the time his contract expires. Won't worry about him, and Stoke will get fourth one year and that's the year that Messi loses both legs.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on December 19, 2012, 05:54
Fergy never moves for these types of players in January. If he will make a signing it will be for a random player like when he signed Evra and Vidic..

Then again he says the same thing every January..
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 19, 2012, 06:10
I guess time will tellski :-)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on December 20, 2012, 05:17
Ooh takeover to be completed later in the week. Ten to fifteen million quid to spend in the winter......... Wahey! Our lot may be twits, but we may now finally have the money. Dubai, you flipping beauty.

Colin w***er wants a striker. I want Colin w***er out and Master Bates too, whatta:censored.

HTF do we get rid of Danny Pugh? He's definitely pugh.

And Ian Harte on the wishlist? What is this, 2002? Still better than Lee Peltier
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 20, 2012, 11:41
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/20/y9e8e5e3.jpg)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on December 20, 2012, 13:22
Fun  ???

British teams hard done by.. including Celtic

Though generally ties like Porto V Malaga and Galatasaray V Schalke are a bit disappointing when you know of them is guaranteed to make it through..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on December 20, 2012, 13:31
Forget it.. it would have been 100 time easier if we were playing Malaga or someone than Madrid..

But you are right that is life, guess we will just have to play a better team :P Tbh I would say United go in as favourites, dont think Madrid have had the best season up to date they are already far behind Barca, whilst United have had a team who are playing rather well together.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on December 20, 2012, 13:35
Manchester's defence isn't mint though. Madrid are just that crapulent in recent times.

Schalke finished ahead of the Arse. It'd have been a whole lot easier if the Arse weren't so sh*t.

I like Porto Malaga. Not an easy one to call, the latter's underrated.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on December 20, 2012, 13:37
Madrid-United.. that's one that could be a final. Milan-Barcelona and Arsenal-Bayern also sound great, but both Milan and Arsenal are not doing great this year.

It is indeed a bit of a shame that at least one of the major favourites (Madrid and United, who alongside Bayern and Barca are the favourites for this imo) will be out after this round, but the matches should be a lot of fun nonetheless.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on December 20, 2012, 13:38
Malaga making big splashes and also funded on some millionaire from somewhere if I recall but still would be better to have the best teams in the quarters, so you dont have a situation like Chelsea where they are overwhelming favourites.

Guess that is the luck of the draw though :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on December 20, 2012, 13:39
Madrid have been struggling this year though, currently 3rd and are close to having the league out of their sights what with the rate Messi is going at..

All or nothing though so easier for them in that regard but then again United with RVP this year have been lethal..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on December 20, 2012, 13:44
Madrid have been struggling this year though, currently 3rd and are close to having the league out of their sights what with the rate Messi is going at..

All or nothing though so easier for them in that regard but then again United with RVP this year have been lethal..

Not that United would be anywhere near Barcelona if they had played in the Spanish league. No one in the world would have been, not even the Spanish national team. But you're right, United are the favourites against Madrid. Certainly not by a large margin though.

So do we know which teams will play who in the quarter/semi/finals?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Kvinto on December 20, 2012, 13:47
Does anybody know why do the Dutchies react on a "Dnipropetrovsk" as if right after visiting a coffee shop? First time I've taken notice when Dnipro played with PSV - two Dutch journalists/commentators were getting high at mentioning of city's name and now it is Kluivert at the Europa League draw  :-\
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 20, 2012, 13:50
"@MUFC_NewsAgent: SAF on CL Draw: "It's the tie of the round and a great chance for our fans to see Cristiano again."

"@MUFC_NewsAgent: SAF on Draw: "And also for me to meet up with Jose, ill need to get some good wine!"
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on December 20, 2012, 13:59
Sage

Not that United would be anywhere near Barcelona if they had played in the Spanish league. No one in the world would have been, not even the Spanish national team. But you're right, United are the favourites against Madrid. Certainly not by a large margin though.

So do we know which teams will play who in the quarter/semi/finals?
Yeah, but Real have been sh*tting bricks against Betis and Espanyol. The premier league this year seems about the least worst team.

Only six more months of Bates.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on December 20, 2012, 23:53
super-feyenoord (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqgXwUgGrhw#)

Will always remain the best tune, Super Feyenoord! :win
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on December 22, 2012, 11:30
Noooooooooo,
FFS, I am starting to dislike the Arse as much as I dislike Chealsea,
Boxing day Arsenal v West Ham postponed, reason a tube drivers strike, absolute pathetic reason to not have a match.
Fulham v Southampton on
QPR WBA on..
Wenger must think London comes to a standstill because of a tube strike, what a load of Betty Swallocks.
Now poor Arch has to do the family thing two days running instead of going out with mates on Boxing Day, another day of being nice and board games.It aint right its a traditional sport day and should stay so.
Hope Arsenal get Newcastle away next year on Boxing Day, that would show em to respect tradition.

Anyway of to see the Hammers play Everton later, so better make the most of it.

COYI COYI
Rant over, calm down Arch..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on December 22, 2012, 11:35
The :censoreds! For a tube strike? India would never host anything if strikes mattered.

Also, aren't the Asburton Grove tickets prohibitively expensive?

Give it in full due to the Arse fan here.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on December 22, 2012, 11:41
Ram, Yes, yes & yes.
Its not as if there aint easy parking in Islington.
Wenger just determined to have a winter break, the bellend
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on December 22, 2012, 11:51
Would be grouse to see the reactions when they'll have to play on Wednesday's for 3 or four weeks at a stretch. The schedule would certainly come up then as a whinge.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on December 22, 2012, 12:06
Malaga banned from UEFA tournaments for next season for breach of financial fair play ::)

Yep, I've never heard of Chelsea or Manchester city
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 22, 2012, 13:15
"@StuartRowson: Here's your list of postponements from @bbcsport
http://t.co/haGlMbUr"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20823954
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on December 22, 2012, 22:03
ManUre now play 3 games before Arse play again, its all wrong I tell ya ;D ;D
(So do Swansea & Villa I think)

Title: Re: Football
Post by: LukasCPH on December 23, 2012, 07:39
Malaga making big splashes and also funded on some millionaire from somewhere if I recall but still would be better to have the best teams in the quarters, so you dont have a situation like Chelsea where they are overwhelming favourites.

Guess that is the luck of the draw though :D
Didn't that millionaire pull out shortly before this season, making the team very short on money (selling Santi Cazorla, van Nistelrooy retiring etc.) and having them play with a young team of "no-names" (at least compared to what they could have had)?

Malaga banned from UEFA tournaments for next season for breach of financial fair play ::)

Yep, I've never heard of Chelsea or Manchester city
It seems the UEFA only punishes teams that don't get a sh*tload of money forked over anymore, as opposed to teams that still get it.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on December 23, 2012, 07:53
Didn't that millionaire pull out shortly before this season, making the team very short on money (selling Santi Cazorla, van Nistelrooy retiring etc.) and having them play with a young team of "no-names" (at least compared to what they could have had)?
Don't think that deal with the Albanian fella went through.  They had some 30-40 million quid in unpaid wages then AFAIK. Then again, in 2011 Barcelona had the same problem. Spain has been a disaster for overseas takeovers... Racing, Malaga after that and even Getafe's not doing much.

Quote
It seems the UEFA only punishes teams that don't get a sh*tload of money forked over anymore, as opposed to teams that still get it.
Sage
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 23, 2012, 12:48
"@BBCSport: FOOTBALL: Two changes for both Swansea & Man Utd. Vidic makes first start since September. Live text - http://t.co/AwtCcwB6"
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on December 23, 2012, 14:17
Young has been awful, likewise Valencia who has been static. Rooney has been his uncofident self..
Meanwhile Carrick and RVP have been dazzling the Swansea side.. but they can not do it all by themselves.. :fp

Good to see Vida back though
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 23, 2012, 14:56
I've not really been keeping much of an eye on it, catching a few mins now.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on December 23, 2012, 15:23
The result, a draw. The conclusion, that van Persie is an absolute fairy. Like me a bit of Swansea, but Manchester should've won it in the second half.

Leeds up to eighth. Pune up to third. Good times
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 23, 2012, 15:41
Hey, that was a sh*tty kick, Van Persie was pretty ok under the circumstances - had it been me, dude's nutsack would've needed some serious attention.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on December 23, 2012, 15:46
The kick was immediately after the whistle and he was clearing his lines or a frustrated clearance. Wasn't worth RVP's (he's been a fairy forever) shenanigans as he'd risk concussion far more by challenging for a header.
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 23, 2012, 15:49
Oh Ram, come on, I just saw the replay again.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on December 23, 2012, 15:58
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xw5x0i_yyy-yyyyy-yyyy-yy-yyyyy-yy-yyyy-yyyyy_sport?start=3#.UNcp08URpIZ (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xw5x0i_yyy-yyyyy-yyyy-yy-yyyyy-yy-yyyy-yyyyy_sport?start=3#.UNcp08URpIZ)
He cleared it just as the whistle went off. If Ashley Williams got a red, then Van Persie merited one too for his behaviour. The reaction was ott.

Ferguson
"Robin van Persie is lucky to be alive. It was a disgraceful act from their player today and he should be banned by the FA. Robin could have had a broken neck."

Yeah, David Busst and Haaland never happened... Scholes is a footballer
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 23, 2012, 16:03
I saw Fergie's spiel, and yes, bag of salt with that one. But still, sh*tty kick. He was right there behind Van Persie.

You gonna watch Chelsea? Just scored, Torres.
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 23, 2012, 16:05
(And not saying Van P shouldn't gotten carded. I'd have been served a lifetime ban in his shoes grrrrrrrr...)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on December 23, 2012, 16:06
Should do, none else on the telly but to watch the Chavs.
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 23, 2012, 16:08
Cool, me too. My brother's been an Aston Villa fan ever since I can remember, not me though, like me some Chelski.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on December 23, 2012, 16:20
United were dominant, but not good. Van Persie played well but couldn't manage the finishes today. Carrick and Evra both had a great match, but they were about the only ones. Rooney awful, Cleverley invisible, Young and Valencia doubtful at best...

Man United are still completely reliant on Van Persie and Rooney. When one of them has an off-day (Rooney) and the other lacks luck (Van Persie), they are not nearly a world-class team. What will be interesting though is how they'll do when Kagawa and Anderson return. Particularly the former, if he manages to play anywhere near the level he did at Dortmund he'll be an extremely dangerous man.

Might watch the Chelsea in a bit, since there's nothing else to watch or to today anyway.

Edit- By the way, is Smalling injured or something? Found him to be the least bad United defender lately, certainly better than Jones or Evans..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on December 23, 2012, 16:22
In the second half... I thought the Swans were more than a match for Manchester in the first half. They were the better team then, I'd say.

Smalling's coming back from a long term injury. That could be the reason. Jonny Evans is really sh*te, another O'Shea.
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 23, 2012, 16:33
Man U's not been that dominant of late, hey? Not too bad, though, nice to see them have to work for it. And been hearing about there preferential treatment via umps & stuff. Hard to let go of a fave team etc but winning via cheating etc.. not so much my flava.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on December 23, 2012, 16:35
Feyenoord remained undefeated in the whole of 2012 in the Kuip, in competition, unfortunately only one loss in the CL play-offs at home :(.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on December 23, 2012, 18:08
Man U's not been that dominant of late, hey? Not too bad, though, nice to see them have to work for it. And been hearing about there preferential treatment via umps & stuff. Hard to let go of a fave team etc but winning via cheating etc.. not so much my flava.
??? what do you mean by cheating?  :)

United were poor today and it seemed like we went back to our usual lack of incisiveness once everything eventually settled down.
A big problem is Valencia who has been going through a poor patch of form and was incapable of either beating defenders or even delivering a decent cross into the middle. Young also seems just to lack penetration. Some of his football was good but it is all for nothing if he can not take on the defender and deliver to Van Persie to score. Rooney has been sub-standard this season. He is a very temperamental player and will go through patches.. currently he is going through a long patch of sustained averageness.. :D His first touch, second touch and third touch ,if he had not been dispossessed by then  :P, were all awful and it was evident that RVP was reluctant to link up with Rooney when he knew that Rooney could barely tell his left foot from his right.

On the bright side Carrick was phenomenal today and a central midfielder like him is exactly what United need. He is showing signs of been that rock in the midfield who not only links the midfield together but also delivers to the forwards and shields his back four. It was also good to see Vidic back and he played well, as he could not do anything for the goal as he had to go across to De Guzman . Though I disagree about Evra SR.. He has had a good season up until now, well at least in comparison to his nightmarish performances of last season but today he was just bossed around by Routledge and the others. He was partially at fault for the goal but I just felt that he was not dominant enough against the tricky forwards of Swansea. His attacking contribution was alright but once again it just lacked penetration, a couple of times he could have found RVP or someone and instead mucked it up.

Class by Agustien as well. Was a performance and a half that..

Oh and Chelsea 8-0 WTF?  O0

PS: Ashley Williams.. a very good player to have in your fantasy team, but why do all football managers have to be so dramatic?  :fp
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Flo on December 23, 2012, 18:27
That's nice havy :karen

And what the flip was that van persie thing all about.. jesus! :o the guy didn't do it on purpose :fp Robin is such a diva :police:
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 23, 2012, 19:04
You really think so Fleurski? It seemed like a pretty hectic kick to me?
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 23, 2012, 19:07
??? what do you mean by cheating?  :)

Um well rumours are rife that umps are not so inclined to blow against Man U if they value their careers.. some other teams too ???
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 23, 2012, 19:07
*refs Getting my crickey lingo confussed ???
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on December 23, 2012, 19:22
??? what do you mean by cheating?  :)

United were poor today and it seemed like we went back to our usual lack of incisiveness once everything eventually settled down.
A big problem is Valencia who has been going through a poor patch of form and was incapable of either beating defenders or even delivering a decent cross into the middle. Young also seems just to lack penetration. Some of his football was good but it is all for nothing if he can not take on the defender and deliver to Van Persie to score. Rooney has been sub-standard this season. He is a very temperamental player and will go through patches.. currently he is going through a long patch of sustained averageness.. :D His first touch, second touch and third touch ,if he had not been dispossessed by then  :P, were all awful and it was evident that RVP was reluctant to link up with Rooney when he knew that Rooney could barely tell his left foot from his right.

On the bright side Carrick was phenomenal today and a central midfielder like him is exactly what United need. He is showing signs of been that rock in the midfield who not only links the midfield together but also delivers to the forwards and shields his back four. It was also good to see Vidic back and he played well, as he could not do anything for the goal as he had to go across to De Guzman . Though I disagree about Evra SR.. He has had a good season up until now, well at least in comparison to his nightmarish performances of last season but today he was just bossed around by Routledge and the others. He was partially at fault for the goal but I just felt that he was not dominant enough against the tricky forwards of Swansea. His attacking contribution was alright but once again it just lacked penetration, a couple of times he could have found RVP or someone and instead mucked it up.

Class by Agustien as well. Was a performance and a half that..

Oh and Chelsea 8-0 WTF?  O0

PS: Ashley Williams.. a very good player to have in your fantasy team, but why do all football managers have to be so dramatic?  :fp

I thought Evra did well, certainly compared to others. Going forward he was more dangerous than Young, Valencia or Jones (though those 3 all had a bad game, so that isn't saying much).
I agree that the problem for United is in their wingers: Young had some good games but is very inconsistant, while Valencia is just consistently bad. Perhaps when they sell Nani and buy a new winger it'll improve, or if Kagawa returns.. Or even play old man Giggs more often, he was decent today for the little while he played. United just need some more creativity.

Didn't see Chelsea in the end, but sounds like they had a great game. Perhaps they might still be able to challenge the Manchester teams for the competition, especially since they'll likely spend some money on a striker again this January.

In the Dutch league, sad to see Vitesse spill so many points lately. 3 games, 1 point. From tied leader of the competition to 5th place...
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Flo on December 23, 2012, 19:26
Kabski van Persie is known as a diva here in nl... actually the whole dutch team :fp
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 23, 2012, 20:08
I see!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on December 23, 2012, 21:07
Um well rumours are rife that umps are not so inclined to blow against Man U if they value their careers.. some other teams too ???
;D

They are all just jealous.. :P

If you mean Fergie time then you should see this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20464371 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20464371)

But no they are not proper rumours AFAIK, just something people say in jest. And anyways United in terms of decisions certainly do not get the rub of the green (at least in my biased eyes  :D)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on December 23, 2012, 21:26
I thought Evra did well, certainly compared to others. Going forward he was more dangerous than Young, Valencia or Jones (though those 3 all had a bad game, so that isn't saying much).
I agree that the problem for United is in their wingers: Young had some good games but is very inconsistant, while Valencia is just consistently bad. Perhaps when they sell Nani and buy a new winger it'll improve, or if Kagawa returns.. Or even play old man Giggs more often, he was decent today for the little while he played. United just need some more creativity.

Didn't see Chelsea in the end, but sounds like they had a great game. Perhaps they might still be able to challenge the Manchester teams for the competition, especially since they'll likely spend some money on a striker again this January.

In the Dutch league, sad to see Vitesse spill so many points lately. 3 games, 1 point. From tied leader of the competition to 5th place...
Evra going forward is an interesting case. He never crosses which if you ever watched Gary Neville/Leighton Baines should be the priority for allowing any fullback (asides from Dani Alves/Adriano/Any Barca player) to start. But I do agree that he can be effective by cutting in from the by line and running onto balls from an overlap. Just generally he does not seem to utilise those opportunities. He does not have the head of a forward and so when he is around the box he just passes it in or something and hopes for the best, does not really contribute to our goal scoring power. He also passes back a lot. It is something that United with Carrick do a lot, but if you look at the best midfielders such as Scholes they rarely pass behind and if you counted the amount of touches Evra has with how constructive he is, it is very skewed. He has his high points certainly, but on days like today he seemed to just lack penetration. Getting into position is the easy part for him but actually finishing anything takes much more and is currently what United need.

Also saw a comment saying that how can United expect to face Madrid and Ronaldo if they can not face Michu and Routledge  :fp
Madrid currently are 16 points behind Barca, which even considering the way Barca are playing this season is rather pathetic.. and are 7 points or so behind Atletico.. Lost 3-2 yesterday with Ronaldo looking anonymous. So I would say that even after today United should be favourites.

About our wingers. Well Valencia can be terrific when on form. I think that Sir Alex just wants to play him out of his bad patch. Young has been a bit of a disappointment, but as you say when Kagawa comes back then we will have an additional playmaker and will not be as heavily reliant on our wingers to supply. Also Anderson before he got injured was actually looking really promising so I am pretty excited what he has to offer when he comes back.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on December 24, 2012, 02:09
You really think so Fleurski? It seemed like a pretty hectic kick to me?
Well a clearance isn't supposed to be a tickle.
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 24, 2012, 10:49
Ok ok fine! Although I'd still have given the guy a :nuts

"@KevinMcCallum: RT @SabotageTimes: Great news: Robin Van Persie has pulled through the night http://t.co/zYKRIXjy"

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/24/heze3ehy.jpg)

:-P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on December 26, 2012, 16:52
Carrick is currently the playmaker of the PL.. :pray

His vision for Hernandez's goal was unbelievable and in general his tackling and passing has been out of this world.  :win

Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on December 26, 2012, 17:10
And what a game as well.. :win

Great game though a shame there will be a whole Fergie bashing activity going after in the aftermath.
A true treat and great to see Newcastle playing like that again.

Annoyingly I was going to be go up to watch this game  :(
But instead got tickets to the Liverpool game in a fortnight or so and it would have been too much to go up twice to Manchester in such a short space of time. :police:
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 26, 2012, 17:23
I enjoyed it too :karen :win
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on December 27, 2012, 14:39
"@SportswaveAndre: Manchester United face up to three weeks without Wayne Rooney - He has a knee injury."
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on December 27, 2012, 17:28
Ferguson must be incredibly relieved..

Now he can ensure Rooney does not play without denting his confidence by dropping him..

:P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on December 27, 2012, 17:46
Nottingham Forest's owners are absolute :censoreds.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on December 27, 2012, 18:16
Wanabe Abromoviches I tell you..  :)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on December 27, 2012, 18:56
Forest may've wanted City, they might get Blackburn. Walloped us just before a sacking, how thick is that.

Speaking of which, Leeds need Michael Tonge. Just to get that twit Michael Brown out of the flipping side.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on December 27, 2012, 21:25
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20855227 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20855227)

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Alex McLeish has been appointed the new manager of Nottingham Forest.
The former Aston Villa, Birmingham City and Scotland boss replaces Sean O'Driscoll, who was sacked on 26 December after five months in charge.
"I believe he's the man who can help us fulfil our ambition of making it to the Premier League," said Forest chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi.
McLeish said: "The fact a club of Forest's magnitude has offered me a job excites me greatly."

You think they had this in mind prior to sacking O'Driscoll?

It is a step up in most people's eyes  ;) but the disruption aint worth it..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on December 27, 2012, 21:27
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2253648/Carlton-Cole-Darron-Gibson-red-cards-overturned.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2253648/Carlton-Cole-Darron-Gibson-red-cards-overturned.html)

The ref was wrong twice, now official. Also gets the chance to muck up another game at the weekend.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on December 28, 2012, 02:09
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20855227 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20855227)

You think they had this in mind prior to sacking O'Driscoll?

It is a step up in most people's eyes  ;) but the disruption aint worth it..
Can't figure the smiley, but with Mcleish, Forest are fliped. That total numbnut has done squat.
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on January 03, 2013, 10:23
"@DrDannyPenman: Depression, racism, drugs and match-fixing rife in football, new survey claims http://t.co/aJ2UEwe0 via @mhf_tweets"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2256243/Depression-racism-drugs-match-fixing-rife-football-new-survey-claims.html
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on January 05, 2013, 10:46
Republic of Ireland Schools V Scotland Schools Mar 2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb2FUIF53FI#ws)

Nice that this lad chose to come to West Ham, we can bring him on and help him develop and then sell him to the Mancs :fp :fp
Welcome home Joe Cole.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Kvinto on January 05, 2013, 11:52
I have loads of sympathy for Joe Cole, such a good player and genuinely nice guy (given the interviews of him that I’ve read). Great to see him finding a team that he’s needed in. His whole spell in Liverpool was accompanied with the “he’s paid too much” whinge as if the player is robbing the club but he’s never condescended to replaying in similar manner and even now when he finally left he does not restort to throwing stones at those who’ve treated him so unfair. Good luck, Joe!
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on January 05, 2013, 15:00
"@BBCSport: BREAKING: DJ Campbell goes straight into QPR's starting XI after returning from a loan at Ipswich in which he scored 10 goals in 17 games"
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on January 05, 2013, 20:38
"@indykaila: Stale Solbakken sacked as Wolves boss. unconfirmed."
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on January 06, 2013, 15:13
Ha ha too true!

"@lioneljbirnie: I always love Big Club football fans' desperation at losing or drawing matches followed by renewed belief of global domination when winning"
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on January 07, 2013, 13:20
The World 11 have been announced.. And all are from the Spanish competition.

Iker Casillas (Real Madrid); Dani Alves (FC Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Gerard Piqué (FC Barcelona), Marcelo (Real Madrid); Xavi Hernández (FC Barcelona), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Andrés Iniesta (FC Barcelona); Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona), Ramadel Falcao (Atlético Madrid) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).

Another very odd and boring selection, still don't understand the hero-worship of Madrid and Barcelona. OK, can't argue with the forward line, and Iniesta has to be there as well, but especially in defence there are many better options imo. I'd personally take Neuer, Kompany, Hummels, Lahm and Pirlo over Casillas, Ramos, Piqué, Marcelo and one of Xavi or Xabi... Well, perhaps Ramos should stay over Hummels, not sure. And of course I'm heavily biased since he's one of my all-time favourites, but imo Pirlo should definitely be in there with the year he had.

Meh, pointless elections all.. Tonight we'll all be shocked to hear that Messi won the Ballon d'Or, with Ronaldo second and Iniesta third, and then we're done with these elections for now.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on January 07, 2013, 13:22
That's a sh*t team. Just get Stoke to raise hell and they'd end up with 5 players on the pitch. Kompany and Neuer please. Buffon ahead of Casillas too. Get Luciano Becchio in too.

And what about Juanma Mata?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: sublimit on January 07, 2013, 13:39
Boring and too obvious team for sure,  Wheres Van Persie, Ibrahimovich, Mata, Bale.  Neuer et al?

Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on January 07, 2013, 13:45
Isn't Adan better than Casillas?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on January 07, 2013, 13:48
Well, there's only space for 3 forwards. As for the striker, between Falcao, Van Persie and Ibrahimovic it could go any way. Ronaldo and Messi are of course given, so pairing them with Falcao is understandable. Not including Bale is perfectly fine with me as well. Mata should be in there though, forgot about him. Neuer should be over Casillas, but more importantly the defence should be changed.

Neuer; Lahm, Kompany, Hummels, Marcelo; Pirlo, Mata, Iniesta; Messi, Falcao, Ronaldo.

Think that's what I would go with.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: sublimit on January 07, 2013, 13:53
I dont get the Pique hype,  Kompany is miles better and Vidic when fit probably the best of all.   Suarez is as good as anybody at the minute also.   

Khedhira is really good for Germany.   


Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on January 07, 2013, 13:56
In the eyes of the 'Special One', yes for others not sure. But there are better keepers out there than Casillas.
Yeah, twas what I meant. Not serious.

Are your lot up to anything this January? Need a striker, no?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on January 07, 2013, 14:09
Who's on the market as a defensive midfielder? Also did seem weird that Arsenal wanted Lewis Holtby considering they have Arteta, Wilshere and even Ramsey and Cazorla.
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on January 08, 2013, 08:31
Quote
Sir Alex Ferguson is considering a summer move to take Frank Lampard to Manchester United following Chelsea’s decision to allow the midfielder to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of his contract. (Daily Telegraph)

Arsene Wenger has been put on alert after Anderlecht midfielder Lucas Biglia made it clear he wants to move in January. (Daily Mirror)

http://m.talksport.co.uk/sports-news/football/premier-league/transfer-rumours/130108/transfer-rumours-and-paper-review-chris-davies-–-tuesday-jan
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on January 08, 2013, 11:51
There you go Ram, Arsenal are about to make a 'signing'. Reports are that Walcott is set to sign a new 4 year contract.
Brilliant. Though quite a bump in wages.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on January 08, 2013, 13:15
You're a tough taskmaster. Surely Ian Wright's is the acceptable, no?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on January 08, 2013, 13:54
Sage
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on January 08, 2013, 18:21
"@indykaila: Galatasarary statement: "Begun negotiations with Inter Milan for the transfer of Wesley Sneijder." #ManUtd #LFC"
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on January 11, 2013, 16:12
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/competitions/premier-league/9795377/Twitter-map-finally-reveals-exactly-where-Manchester-United-fans-live.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/competitions/premier-league/9795377/Twitter-map-finally-reveals-exactly-where-Manchester-United-fans-live.html)

Supposedly shows where footballfans live. Wouldnt place too much into it though since the samples seem really small and it relies on the fans talking about their club on twitter.

Also  my area was always nothing but Manu fans yet according to this Liverpool Everton West ham and Villa are all more popular choices. Silent majority  i guess.   
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on January 11, 2013, 19:09
"@footballacca: Make sure you're following @DeadlineDayLive for the latest and reliable transfer window news. They quote the sources of all their tweets!"

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Kvinto on January 12, 2013, 19:28
It seems the Saints have finally adjusted to the PL and should climb several places up until the end of season. I just hope they can keep this team together (which will be hard to attain considering that Luke Shaw looks a mature fullback who I suspect will make his debut in the English national team before turning 18). This squad is capable of more than a relegation battle, they can beat these arrogant dwellers of the top of table rather than feeding them with homegrown talents in the age of 16-18

Athletic have lost again...  :angry
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on January 12, 2013, 22:54
Love the guy but come on..once you have scored one OG as a striker just avoid the penalty area ffs :fp
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on January 12, 2013, 23:02
Jamie Carragher scored 2 in one game in 1999 against United.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on January 12, 2013, 23:08
Dunne is an absolute legend one of my favourite players. Getting a bit rusty I think these days though.
He seems to be moving to greener and more favourable pastures for a player of his age: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2254827/Richard-Dunne-set-make-transfer-Aston-Villa-New-York-Red-Bulls.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2254827/Richard-Dunne-set-make-transfer-Aston-Villa-New-York-Red-Bulls.html)

Here is something I saw on the OG topic:
Quote
Hi Martin, I've never posed a question to you before, but being a much happier Spurs fan this week I am beginning to wonder if Jamie Carragher is a closet Spurs fan too. I remember in 1998-99 he managed an own goal in both league fixtures, in addition to his much appreciated effort yesterday. Not only that, I seem to recall he managed two own goals in one game against Manchester United at Anfield in a 3-2 defeat a few seasons back. Surely this guy has some sort of unwanted record when it comes to the dreaded own goals record, either against (or should I say for!) one club, or even in total? James Chesney, Chelmsford
MARTIN SAYS: You are right in remembering Jamie Carragher's own goals against Spurs and indeed his two in the same against Manchester United back in September 1999. Those five own goals are actually the sum total of times Jamie has put through his own goal in the Premier League, but he is not the worst offender, I can tell you. That dubious honour is shared between two stalwarts of our game: Frank Sinclair and Richard Dunne, who I saw put through his own goal on Sunday of course! That was Richard's second OG in four games and sees him move level with Frank. Far be it from me to name and shame but our good friends at Opta have provided a list of the top own goal scorers; all I will say is that they are all defenders whose willingness to keep the ball at bay is bound to backfire once in a while.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on January 13, 2013, 01:50
Hasn't Carragher scored more own goals than goals?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on January 13, 2013, 16:58
Feel bad for Arsenal. They just seem to have no clue what they are doing out there. Wenger needs to come up with something for the 2nd half pretty quick to save them from embarrassment.

Oh and I dont really feel bad for them :D

Quoting from the shoutbox the United V Liverpool game showed the difference between the 2 clubs. United are winning and Liverpool are not. Not entirely true but in its simplistic form it is. Sturridge could be the catalyst for a Liverpool charge though. I was appalled at how he was treated at Chelsea. He has a bad of talent and with Liverpool's relative lack of it atm (or at least portrayal) he should hopefully have an impact. And it would also be great for England. I would be terrified starting Welbeck against any team who claims to be half decent and Sturridge is certainly more of a threat. Welbeck had a very good first half today though.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: sublimit on January 15, 2013, 13:11
They'll probably play a more positive game now, not the dour 0-0 draw at all cost stuff from Levine.
The players are pretty ordinary for sure but Darren Fletcher being ill/injured is a big miss for them IMO.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: sublimit on January 15, 2013, 14:34
I hope he still does MOTD2/Champions League stuff. I like his surreal replies etc

I'm looking forward to his post match interviews after his Scotland team have been taken to the cleaners.     Could be very entertaining.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on January 16, 2013, 16:14
Guardiola to Bayern then at the end of the season.
Turning down Chealsea shows what an intelligent guy he is.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: search on January 16, 2013, 16:23
very good news, that means Dortmund will be champion again next year  :cheesy
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Kvinto on January 16, 2013, 16:31
Yeah, Guardiola is the most overrated manager in the world, so Bayer L. to (finally) win the title  :cool:
Title: Re: Football
Post by: LukasCPH on January 16, 2013, 16:50
Either way, that's going to be entertaining.
Either he turns Bayern into a second coming of Barça (although Müller is a bad stand-in for Messi - Götze might just do though ;)), or he gets on the wrong side of the old Bayern establishment (Hoeneß, Beckenbauer etc.) , and not to forget Sammer. Seeing those two squabble with each other will be worth it.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on January 16, 2013, 21:59
laughing at Chavski! 2-0 and you fliped it up!

fliped it up! was no flip up was the power of the might saints that undid them
this week 15th next week the champions league
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on January 16, 2013, 23:53
Don't quite understand why Guardiola is that highly rated as a coach. OK, he won a hell of a lot of prizes, but he did have the best team of the world at his disposal. Messi, Iniesta, Xavi.. And he didn't really develop any of those players I think, even Messi was pretty much established when Guardiola started, or wasn't he?

But Bayern is a fine team, probably the only real top-class team with a healthy financial situation. Plus, they have some very talented players. I do wonder what he'll do with Robben though.. Anyway, Guardiola made a wise choice to go to Bayern rather than to Chelsea or Manchester City.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: LukasCPH on January 17, 2013, 09:03
I do wonder what he'll do with Robben though..

I do wonder what he'll do with Gomez... Either he's deemed surplus to requirements after 2 weeks of training, or he turns into an absolute scoring machine.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on January 17, 2013, 12:19
I do wonder what he'll do with Gomez... Either he's deemed surplus to requirements after 2 weeks of training, or he turns into an absolute scoring machine.

It might work well with Gomez; Guardiola was looking for a striker at Barcelona for a long time, signing Ibrahimovic and Villa for instance, but it never worked. With Gomez, he might just find his striker, I can't really imagine Bayern playing with Müller as a false 9 or something like that.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: LukasCPH on January 17, 2013, 19:39
The problem with Gomez is that he's a one-trick pony of epic proportions: He can stand in the box, anticipate the pass/cross, lose his marking opponent and put his foot on the ball to deflect it into the net. He does that very well.
But that's all he can do (you may have noticed I'm not overly fond of him ;)).

He doesn't defend well or try to win the ball back, something that he'll have to do if Guardiola wants to implement a Barcelona-style. Of course, he could always defend with just 9 outfield players, leaving Gomez as a pure poacher. It could probably work against some Bundesliga teams, simply because of Bayern's superior individual players. But against the top teams, and in European football, that's simply not enough.
Then again, he could use Mandzukic for these fixtures; and after Gomez becomes Bundesliga top-scorer with 25 goals, everybody and their mother will cry out if the offensive part of the German 2014 WC first eleven consists of Özil, Reus, Schürrle and Götze. Remember Martin Max being picked for 2002? :rolleye
Title: Re: Football
Post by: search on January 18, 2013, 00:37
Remember Martin Max being picked for 2002? :rolleye

no, he wasn't. Many people wanted him to be picked but in the end Völler did not nominate him

that team was a joke btw, still no idea how they managed to reach the final (okay, Turkey was third, South Korea 4th, but still...)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Kvinto on January 18, 2013, 12:44
Southampton have sacked Adkins  :angry what's going on, really?... “This decision has been made with the long-term ambitions of Southampton Football Club in mind..."  :angry :angry :angry What the flip they are on about??? The team's playing great for the last about 10 league games, they were flipping improving...  :angry Disgraceful, stupid.................  :angry   
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on January 18, 2013, 12:46
Once again clubs thinking they are better than they are. Before he joined they were in Division 1 :fp Seems they thought this other manager would be a better choice but if anything do not sack him now...
Title: Re: Football
Post by: sublimit on January 18, 2013, 12:49
Aye,  one of the dumbest things I've heard in a long time.   
The insane world of football (non)recruitment policy still alive and kicking.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on January 18, 2013, 12:57
Adkins in Colin w***er out...
Title: Re: Football
Post by: LukasCPH on January 18, 2013, 22:43
First match of the Bundesliga spring season, Schalke vs. Hannover.
First half was boring, and had only one goal and few real chances. Second half wasn't much better in terms of play, but the 8 (!) goals made up for that. :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 18, 2013, 23:59
Hehehehehe.. PSV lost from the numero last.. :win
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 20, 2013, 12:37
MATCHDAY!!!!!!!

Ajax FEYENOORD!

:woohoo
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on January 20, 2013, 21:00
MATCHDAY!!!!!!!

Ajax FEYENOORD!

:woohoo

Hehe, that excitement must have disappeared very, very quickly once the match started ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 20, 2013, 21:14
Yes.. Very, very quickly and it got shattered a little bit later :(. And to make it worse tomorrow is Blue Monday, the most depressive day in the year.. :P

Oh well, now the top games in the Kuip next few weeks, hopefully we dont lose 0-3 there.. ::)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 20, 2013, 22:26
Haha, Feyenoord fans managed to get a banner in the F-Side area (the Ajax 'firm') of 'Vak 410' the whole game. A bit better than blacking your faces out in the middle of the night when posing next to the statue of Coen Moulijn.

(http://www.feijenoordcasuals.nl/uploads/774079_474351985955730_616919719_o-610x457.jpg)

Quote
Jozef Heyn en Koohen (JHK) Groet godenzonen
was the quote, when you read the red letters it actually says: Feyenoord ;D



Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on January 21, 2013, 16:49
Fergie aint stupid. He will push the boundaries until the boundaries can be no more pushed.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on January 21, 2013, 16:54
Some tension is building up against him. But he certainly has more leeway than most if not all other managers. He is after all the most prestigious and experienced manager out there.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on January 21, 2013, 17:00
Exactly. But Fergie is a wily old fox and will use any trick in the rule book and most of those out of it as well.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on January 21, 2013, 20:29
Well blimey:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21131310 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21131310)

Sir Alex Ferguson asked by FA to clarify match official comments

Quote
The Football Association has asked Sir Alex Ferguson to explain comments he made about a match official after the draw with Tottenham on Sunday.

:D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on January 21, 2013, 21:32
Penalties dont make a difference to us. Rooney misses em all.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on January 22, 2013, 02:36
B's comment about fergie for the win, if aye was in madchester i would be in jail by now. Charge - GBH. By the way me old man think he is the greatest manager ever so theres a constant banter between him and me lol
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on January 22, 2013, 21:04
So 2 goals from AV now would take it further.
I don't see that happening though, good stuff from Bradford this and they hopefully will show their best in the final.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on January 22, 2013, 21:41
So that is it :woohoo

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on January 25, 2013, 03:24
I watched Marocco narrowly escape defeat against Cape Verde. And watched Gervinho play his first decent match in ages to give Ivory Coast a late winner. Otherwise, I haven't seen much. Certainly not missing the vuvuzela's though.. That sound is so annoying.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 27, 2013, 13:28
Nice.. Ajax beaten by Vitesse!~

Now Feyenoord has to beat Twente and we will do really nice ranking wise
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on January 27, 2013, 13:43
Yes, great comeback! Behind by 0-2, winning 3-2. Vitesse for the title! :win

Good luck against Twente Havetts, though for Vitesse's sake I'll be hoping for a tie.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 27, 2013, 14:04
Feyenoord playing so much better, cant take long before we score, surely..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Flo on January 27, 2013, 14:21
I hate vitesse :cool: I like NEC :evil:
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on January 27, 2013, 14:23
I hate vitesse :cool: I like NEC :evil:

Tss, NEC and Contador over Vitesse and Nibali.. Sorry Fleur, it would never work between us.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 27, 2013, 14:46
And supporting PSV.. oh dear oh dear. Completely raised in the wrong part of the country :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 27, 2013, 14:47
Twente defending with 11 man.. boring play by them. Playing against a wall
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 27, 2013, 15:02
Pfff... Pelle is playing like a former shadow of himself after the winterbreak
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 27, 2013, 15:22
Gvdora.. 0-0 :(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Flo on January 27, 2013, 15:28
And supporting PSV.. oh dear oh dear. Completely raised in the wrong part of the country :D

You mean Utrecht (the province)?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on January 27, 2013, 16:02
Let's all laugh at Tottenham :D

Marching on and what not. Good to see Ross McCormack scoring. Top finisher, should really be playing more often. No praise for Michael Brown, even if he deserves some. :censored

Oldham 1 Liverpool 0 after 4 minutes :D

And Anelka's joining Juve.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on January 27, 2013, 16:15
What a weekend, this is why the Fa Cup is still the greatest cup competition in the world.

Premier League Spurs lose to Championship  Leeds
Premier League Chelsea held by Brentford from the old 3rd Division
Premier League QPR lose to MK Dons from the old 3rd Division
Premier League Aston Villa lose to Championship Millwall
Premier League Norwich lose to Non-League Luton Town

:D

And now Liverpool 1 down to Oldham :S
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on January 27, 2013, 16:51
Brad Jones, what an effort
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on January 27, 2013, 17:02
Yep it has been a merry laugh for a United supporter this weekend. :cheesy
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on January 27, 2013, 17:19
Oh well there goes Liverpool.

Stat: This is the first time Liverpool have conceded 3+ FA Cup goals to a team outside the top two divisions since 1956 (3-3 v S:censoredhorpe). 
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on January 27, 2013, 17:28
Haha.. Scunthorpe is blocked by the word filter. :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on January 27, 2013, 17:43
S:censoredhorpe are legends. Them and Nwanko Kanu. Been swear filtered since the open f365 days. Legends. Paul Dickov would be swear blocked at CN too.

3-2 now.

Disappointed with Becchio. Leaving Leeds for a Premiership club is understandable (though not received offers from the PL, just four from overseas), saying the management doesn't do enough to keep you in the team is just sh*te. Guess he'll be joining Norwich too. That said, Sam Byram's extension is good.

Post Merge: January 27, 2013, 18:04
Brilliant weekend. Weird day
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on January 28, 2013, 12:52
What a great FA Cup weekend. Too bad the two Manchesters aren't out as well, I'd have loved to get rid of all top teams in this early stage. Hopefully the FA Cup will follow the League Cup and have two lesser teams in the final.

Seems Arsenal pulled the cup shock of the weekend. Also good to see ManUre getting another soft penalty.
THough I have only seen highlights, for me that was a definite penalty for United. Plus, some 10 minutes after that they were denied an even clearer penalty. And towards the end that goal was disallowed on questionable grounds. United fans have more reason to complain about the ref than their opponents.
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on January 29, 2013, 22:05
"@indykaila: Exclusive: #Chelsea Football Club have told Fernando Torres he can leave in the summer. This news has come from a respected source. #CFC"
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 29, 2013, 23:13
Great responsable purchase by Abrahmovic... :') 45 million, iirc, basically wasted. Liverpool must still get cramps of laughter for the cash earned by the transfer. (although thinking of getting Andy Carroll for that high amount turns the mood into graveyard mood instantly :D)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on January 30, 2013, 00:31
Great responsable purchase by Abrahmovic... :') 45 million, iirc, basically wasted. Liverpool must still get cramps of laughter for the cash earned by the transfer. (although thinking of getting Andy Carroll for that high amount turns the mood into graveyard mood instantly :D)

Then they remember they spent more than half of it on Andy Carrol
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on January 30, 2013, 07:42
Well blimey:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21131310 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21131310)

Sir Alex Ferguson asked by FA to clarify match official comments

:D

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21190691 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21190691)

Taggart charged then haha.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: sublimit on January 30, 2013, 14:06
Seems Arsenal pulled the cup shock of the weekend. Also good to see ManUre getting another soft penalty.

Your team has survived the swear filter somehow.   :rolleye

 ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on January 30, 2013, 17:04
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21190691 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21190691)

Taggart charged then haha.
I read that article last night and is it me or does it not specify his punishment? If it is still to be delivered then I would place my bets on it being pretty lame.

And QPR going to buy Samba it seems, that would be a mighty boost, it would be outrageous for Newcastle to go down after all the talented French players they have bought.. Gouffran was the thing a coupleof years back and their other signings are also very talented, with Cabaye to anchor their midfield they probably have one of the best squads outside the top few clubs and certainly not relegation fodder. It just means clubs like Villa are more likely to face the drop, I really don't understand their point.. their rivals are buying.. they need to then buy to keep up.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on January 31, 2013, 13:50
Becchio. Leaving Leeds..... Guess he'll be joining Norwich too.
And where does he end up? Bloody quick considering a Turkish team were favourites to sign him a couple of days ago.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on February 02, 2013, 22:36
Ba must be confused..

And Rooney is about to start on a super run of form, with RVP still lethal United should be hard to beat, even though we weren't great today.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21282912 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21282912) No lights
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Flo on February 03, 2013, 16:48
Slow Rider :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on February 03, 2013, 17:01
Slow Rider :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

:(

With Utrecht winning, that cost us 5th place.. The title is further away than ever.

But at least Vitesse is still by a huge margin the best club of Gelderland, that's something at least ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on February 03, 2013, 17:17
Feyenoord :win
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Flo on February 03, 2013, 17:54
:(

With Utrecht winning, that cost us 5th place.. The title is further away than ever.

But at least Vitesse is still by a huge margin the best club of Gelderland, that's something at least ;)

NEC :win :win :win
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on February 03, 2013, 22:48
NEC :win :win :win

6    Vitesse    21    11    5    5    38    39    26
7    NEC    21    8    6    7    30    28    34
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on February 03, 2013, 23:25
4    Feyenoord     21    12    5    4    41    40    27

;)!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Kvinto on February 05, 2013, 11:27
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21338533 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21338533)

show must go on
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 06, 2013, 11:13
Yeah western europe match fixing style lol and just few here :D Germans and Turks are real artists, of course Croat mafia in Germany :D :D
Yeah even CL matches yeah https://www.europol.europa.eu/content/results-largest-football-match-fixing-investigation-europe (https://www.europol.europa.eu/content/results-largest-football-match-fixing-investigation-europe)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: search on February 06, 2013, 11:19
no more fixing in Germany according to some old guys on tv, everyone reformed after Hoyzer/Sapina scandal a couple of years ago - media propaganda is still working fine over here  :rolleye
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on February 06, 2013, 20:22
Could those more up to date with football tell me why Ricardo Kaka and Robinho arent in the brazil team? I get they may not be that good anymore but they seem better than the players that are in the brazil team.

Also i read somewhere that Sneijder moved to turkey for like 5 million squid. Wasnt it just last year that he was 1 of the top players in the world and the top teams were bidding huge sums for him. WTF happened there?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on February 06, 2013, 20:35
Could those more up to date with football tell me why Ricardo Kaka and Robinho arent in the brazil team? I get they may not be that good anymore but they seem better than the players that are in the brazil team.

Also i read somewhere that Sneijder moved to turkey for like 5 million squid. Wasnt it just last year that he was 1 of the top players in the world and the top teams were bidding huge sums for him. WTF happened there?

Don't know about Kaka, but he hasn't been playing a lot for Madrid, so that might have something to do with it.

Sneijder had a big contract with Inter Milan which had a year left, but they didn't want to renew it unless he accepted a smaller paycheck. Which he refused, so they didn't play him for much of this season. During the winter, he was sold. Wanted to go to England, but apparently Galatasaray was the only team that wanted to pay his salary.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on February 06, 2013, 21:39
I just want to go to Wembley and scream out "guys this was only a friendly".
But they won't listen and it will be funner to see all their hopes dashed when England manage to syphon a draw of Montonegro next year or whenever it is,

A forward line consisting of Danny Welbeck has no chance of ever achieving greatness :fp
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 06, 2013, 22:16
no more fixing in Germany according to some old guys on tv, everyone reformed after Hoyzer/Sapina scandal a couple of years ago - media propaganda is still working fine over here  :rolleye
Oh we have plenty more Šapina dudes to export lol.
Don t know really but it was on national tv evening news and acording to them Europol found lot of fixing in Germany and Turkey...who knows dude...who knows.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 06, 2013, 22:18
I just want to go to Wembley and scream out "guys this was only a friendly".
But they won't listen and it will be funner to see all their hopes dashed when England manage to syphon a draw of Montonegro next year or whenever it is,

A forward line consisting of Danny Welbeck has no chance of ever achieving greatness :fp

And did you see how we destroyed S. Korea ha? Artists we are...artists.
Don t worr about Montenegro, they are so flipping lazy! :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 06, 2013, 22:21
Would like to invite you 22nd March Croatia-Serbia qualifier!!!!
Hystorical, just gigantic game....!!!!
No mercy! Oh no mercy!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: ram on February 09, 2013, 06:05
Are Partizan Ultras invited?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on February 09, 2013, 18:48
3-1 to Southampton. That may lead to United having a 12 point lead.. Oh god I just hope we don't get to overconfident. :fp
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 10, 2013, 18:18
Gazza  (Hero Of Rome).

http://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/stranded-in-a-war-zone-where-the-only-combatant-is-himself-29059338.html (http://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/stranded-in-a-war-zone-where-the-only-combatant-is-himself-29059338.html)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on February 13, 2013, 19:11
Not good news.. No Vidic.

An attacking lineup with Kagawa, Welbeck, Rooney and RVP.
The key battle though looks to be Khedira & Alonso V Carrick & Jones  :S
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on February 13, 2013, 19:43
Got any idea why Vidic wouldn't be lined up? He is by far the best defender United have, certainly far better than Ferdinand..

I suppose Jones will be busy trying to keep up with Ronaldo, which would leave Carrick and whoever of Rooney and Kagawa plays a central role to try and win midfield. Which seems like a bit of a lost cause.

Certainly going to be an interesting match.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on February 13, 2013, 22:41
He wasn't in the squad so I assume he was injured.

Jones has been playing well and United did their job well. Ferguson will be pleased with their performance and would certainly have take such a result if offered it before the match.

De Gea was superb as well, he is getting better yet never totally reliable like VDS was.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on February 19, 2013, 13:10
Arsenal the away boyz - Super Shez (Szczesny) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H_ADewdzM4#)

Just for BYOP, gonna need to play a blinder tonight.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 19, 2013, 14:45
Arsenal the away boyz - Super Shez (Szczesny) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H_ADewdzM4#)

Just for BYOP, gonna need to play a blinder tonight.

Arch, Paolo left swindon.Will he ever come home to you folks?

Post Merge: February 20, 2013, 20:13
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Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on February 21, 2013, 13:29
Arch, Paolo left swindon.Will he ever come home to you folks?

Post Merge: February 20, 2013, 20:13
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BDkrFofCQAE0Yxe.jpg:large)

Short answer is no. We have a manager doing a reasonable job in trying to get us established in the Prem. Much as BFS is not a popular manager and some of his football is dire to watch, on a limited budget ,with an average squad we are just about holding our own.
Paolo still has to prove himself as a top flight manager and if he keeps walking away from jobs this will never happen. Remember Paolo has never been one for staying anywhere for long.
West Ham need stability now to reduce the clubs debt and to prepare for the probable move to the Limpr*ck stadium, which all leads to the belief that Paolo the nutjob is not who we need as manager.
Paolo in charge would be one helluva journey though, just not right now though..
COYI..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on February 21, 2013, 22:02
All in all a good night for the British teams. Tottenham seem to have snuck through thanks to a Dembele stunner and Chelsea have just scored to put themselves through. Newcastle went through earlier as well. Liverpool will be disappointed. They always had a lot to do but they came close unfortunately in the end the finishing line was just a bit too far off.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on February 23, 2013, 17:07
Feyenoord - psv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4ql1ZUbgvU#ws)

Feyenoord Thuis Gekkenhuis.. Tomorrow the same match, Feyenoord PSV. Hopefully we can do well!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on February 24, 2013, 11:50
West Ham Legends - Bobby Moore (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sac1jBdF5No#)

West Ham v Tottenham on monday night, gonna be an emotional night, 20 yrs since Bobby Moore was cruely taken in his prime.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on February 25, 2013, 18:14
Hey Zam, whats going on at Palermo, sacking the new manager after only three games ?
Trying for more managers than Chelsea, looks like.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 25, 2013, 19:36
Hey Zam, whats going on at Palermo, sacking the new manager after only three games ?
Trying for more managers than Chelsea, looks like.

Zamparini is ridiculous. He re -hires Gasperini who was the guy he fired to hire Malesani. This has happened before with Serse and delio rossi.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: lancasterke on February 26, 2013, 20:00
notes on last nights WHU performance.

Jussi is a good player, diame is great (and seemingly critical), jarvis offers some genuine attacking threat

giving the ball away on the edge of the box is a bad idea (i shouldn't need to point this out)

in the opponents box, somebody just shoot

matt taylor isn't a forward
we need a forward who can clinically finish chances (as well as carroll making a nuisance of himself)

(spurs were good not great, last minute winner aside Bale was average last night, by which i mean not in the top quartile of players, if i was spurs i'd be trying to sell him this summer, they probably won't have to try very hard, gylfi siggurdson is really good, so are kyle walker and lloris)

and i've been cold and annoyed for the last 22 hours :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on February 27, 2013, 05:11
notes on last nights WHU performance.

Jussi is a good player, diame is great (and seemingly critical), jarvis offers some genuine attacking threat

giving the ball away on the edge of the box is a bad idea (i shouldn't need to point this out)

in the opponents box, somebody just shoot

matt taylor isn't a forward
we need a forward who can clinically finish chances (as well as carroll making a nuisance of himself)

(spurs were good not great, last minute winner aside Bale was average last night, by which i mean not in the top quartile of players, if i was spurs i'd be trying to sell him this summer, they probably won't have to try very hard, gylfi siggurdson is really good, so are kyle walker and lloris)

and i've been cold and annoyed for the last 22 hours :D
Matt taylor seems to be english managers fav or just a fav or big flipping sam?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: sublimit on February 27, 2013, 13:35
Matt Taylor is or was a talented player, but more left midfield or central.
Very good for Portsmouth FC  a few years back but never a striker.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on March 02, 2013, 07:42
Matt Taylor is or was a talented player, but more left midfield or central.
Very good for Portsmouth FC  a few years back but never a striker.

what about james milner?  :D :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: sublimit on March 02, 2013, 08:05
what about james milner?  :D :P

Hmm Mr Milner... Dont get me started on that man..   :angry     :lol
Title: Re: Football
Post by: killswitch on March 02, 2013, 15:10
Keep calm and do the Harlem Shake.... (Fulham FC Original) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irXLQtXEHts#ws)

made my day  :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on March 04, 2013, 22:49
Are Partizan Ultras invited?
Oh I would like, oh I would like :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on March 05, 2013, 23:09
Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan:
Quote
"The manager is not in a state to talk to the referee about the decision.

 :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on March 06, 2013, 14:18
Well sure it was very controversial, but I think Red might be the correct decision after all. But what if Pepe wouldve made that tackle, the football world would be in outrage..

(http://i.minus.com/icjpy852iXUlw.gif)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8112/8532533146_dd91fce7f4_o.gif)

The thing is too, intent is irrelevant. Did Nani commit a foul that put in danger the opponent's physical integrity? In my opinion, yes. So red card.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Caruut on March 06, 2013, 15:09
Not a red at all in my book, and here's why;

1) It was an attempt to control the ball, not a tackle. If it were a tackle, I think it would have been negligently dangerous and at the very least merited thinking seriously about a red.

2) Arbeloa was not at risk of serious injury. Unless a stud struck a rib directly, there isn't too much long term that could have happened to Arbeloa at all in that situation. He was in the air, meaning contact will cause him to move rather than put bits of him at risk of breaking. The reason high challenges around the legs are so harshly punished is that with a foot planted in the ground, the leg cannot move, so if enough force is applied, something has to break. That is not going to happen with a foot that high.

3) Even if it carried the same risk of injury, potentially injuring the torso should be treated more leniently than potentially injuring any part of the leg. The long term effects on a career are so much less significant if you have a broken rib that a broken leg - one can end a career, the other might stop you from playing for a week and keep you uncomfortable for a month.

All in all a poor refereeing display. However, sometimes referees are simply given an impossible task - I think we sort of owe it to them to give them video technology.

I'm also becoming more and more convinced that the away goals rule is simply not fit for purpose. Had it not been in effect that tie would have remained exciting until the 90th minute; it's football, so a goal can be scored at a moment's notice. As it is the second Madrid goal sucked the life out of what should have been a thrilling tie.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on March 06, 2013, 17:13
Well said Caruut. I am severely biased about it all to say much on the topic but I didn't see that as a tackle. He wasn't going to disposses the man or anything like that. It was his ball to take down and control.

Anyways, some humour to lighten up the mood:

Manchester United fan calls 999 over Nani's red card
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-21687292 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-21687292)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on March 06, 2013, 17:36
Some people are ridiculous. http://m.guardian.co.uk/football/2013/mar/06/football-fan-phoning-police-nani-red (http://m.guardian.co.uk/football/2013/mar/06/football-fan-phoning-police-nani-red)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Caruut on March 06, 2013, 22:36
Another thought I had on football refereeing, I think if a goalie punches a player in the head, it should be an automatic yellow card. A flying punch in the head to someone who isn't expecting it and is jumping at the time, so off balance, is pretty dangerous. Note that while it was the Diego Lopez punch that made me think of this, I am not arguing that he should have been carded, since it's not the convention to do so.

Grappling at corners is also getting ridiculous. FIFA should make a blanket statement that, from the start of next season, a penalty will be given for holding onto a player in the box. It would stop overnight. It's such an unnecessary foul, and is appallingly inconsistently refereed.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Caruut on March 12, 2013, 01:11
Brian McDermott sacked by Reading. Russian billionaire has pulled the trigger and fired his manager with just 9 games to go.

I am a Reading fan, born and raised in the town, and I wanted this like a kick in the shins. Almost no fans back the decision at all. For me, his only crimes have been overachieving last year and not overspending this year. To survive, we would realistically have needed better players almost all over the field. So many new players, in fact, that any sort of continuity or unity in the squad would be completely obliterated. As such, we'd need to have bought such good players that the complete lack of any familiarity or team spirit was overcome. In short, rather than spending a total of £ 4.9m this summer, an average of at least that much per player for the whole first 11 would probably have been necessary.

No manager good enough to keep Reading up would have gone near the job. The squad is a ragtag bunch of mid-level championship players who worked very well together last season but, as expected, have not made the jump up in quality. That is fine with me - I accepted long ago that we would be relegated. What is hard to accept is the awful treatment of a man who is quite clearly a good manager and seems for all the world like a good person too. Humble when victorious (which when Mikele Leigertwood makes your first eleven is not all that often) and gracious in defeat, I wish McDermott well.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on March 14, 2013, 13:48
Would like to invite you 22nd March Croatia-Serbia qualifier!!!!
Hystorical, just gigantic game....!!!!
No mercy! Oh no mercy!
Time is coming, oh yes time is coming!!!!!!
Gigantic hystorical!!!!!
Makes my tv so afraid for flying out of window if something goes wrong!!!!
But it want, Manđukić and Modrić kill them all!!!!!!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on March 19, 2013, 12:20
4 more days, 4 more days!!!!
Gigantic game, even Pope gonna watch it!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: sublimit on March 19, 2013, 12:29
Michael Appleton sacked at Blackburn today..   What is it with super rich overseas owners?       

3 promising up and coming managers like McDermott, Adkins and now Appleton gone in a few weeks.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: kabloemski on March 20, 2013, 18:35
"@Giggs_Boson: Zinedine Zidane's infamous 'red mist' saw him receive 14 red cards in his career: http://t.co/mCD0y3pteF"

https://www.youtube.com/embed/-Ic9vhKeqSE?list=FL3RxRjwEmQaL3F9H98H10lg

This little nugget was RTd onto my TL tonight.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on March 22, 2013, 13:13
Just 4 more hrs, 1500 cops, unknown number of stewards and security, war zone around stadium and no even away supporters, it just sucks, it just sucks!!!!! Big time match!!!!!!
Go Croatia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: jobiwan on March 27, 2013, 02:15
15 Minutes to USA-Mexico! Go USA!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: jobiwan on March 27, 2013, 03:21
Not a bad first half for the Yanks, 0-0.

TIE. WE WIN.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on March 27, 2013, 18:48
Paul Ince calls for Managerial transfer window

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21957534 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21957534)

Jesus Paul.... theres the old addage of keeping your mouth shut and have people think you a fool, opening and proving it..

While i agree the managerial merry go round is a joke, having a one month fire your manager period would be complete flipping chaos
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on April 01, 2013, 21:09
"@SkyNewsBreak: Sky Sources: Neil Warnock steps down as Leeds United manager"
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on April 01, 2013, 21:27
"@SkyNewsBreak: Sky Sources: Neil Warnock steps down as Leeds United manager"

no big surprise that one.. Won two of their last ten games, including losing their last 3 (and drawing the three before that). Gone from playoff contenders with an outside shot of automatic promotion, to 8pts outside the playoffs having played a game more..

I think the draw against Peterborough followed by defeat to Huddersfield both in the bottom three kinda spelled the end, then hammered by Ipswich also in the bottom half.. surprised he lasted till after the Derby match to be honest.. was certainly his last chance.. home defeat.. thats all she wrote..

Wonder if Di Canio is wishing he hadnt jumped to Sunderland, Leeds could have been legend making for him.

Warnock had already said he might leave before his contract expires this summer, and had said he would leave once it became mathematically impossible to get promoted.. so leaves them in the sh*t 5 pts outside the relegation zone.. what a guy..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: kabloemski on April 09, 2013, 22:23
"@Richard_Buxton_: RT @ReadingFC: Before Saturday's game with Liverpool, fans of both clubs will hold a minute's silence for 24th anniversary of Hillsborough"
Title: Re: Football
Post by: search on April 10, 2013, 22:58
Dortmund midfielder Kevin Großkreutz singing the fan's european cup "hymn" Europapokal

Kevin Großkreutz singt Europapokal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_ldL90GztQ#ws)

Kevin is a bit special though, he had a season ticket for the Südtribüne before becoming a pro  :D
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on April 12, 2013, 09:59
"@SuperSportBlitz: Luis Suarez investigated by FIFA for allegedly punching Chile defender Gonzalo Jara during last month’s World Cup qualifier. #SSFootball"
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on April 12, 2013, 10:29
"@Richard_Buxton_: RT @ReadingFC: Before Saturday's game with Liverpool, fans of both clubs will hold a minute's silence for 24th anniversary of Hillsborough"

Followed no doubt by 90mins of.....Liverpool fans chanting When Maggie Thatcher Dies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixYq_Del8kw#)

Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on April 12, 2013, 12:07
Hectic.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: LukasCPH on April 12, 2013, 13:49
"@SuperSportBlitz: Luis Suarez investigated by FIFA for allegedly punching Chile defender Gonzalo Jara during last month’s World Cup qualifier. #SSFootball"
I can't stand the guy.
I'm a Liverpool fan and all, and I gave him a chance when he came to Anfield, but he's done the wrong thing several times too many.
And I still can't forgive him for that handball:
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_5zG9CAYq7rU/TDZlFaO7urI/AAAAAAAAACg/hw_rW2dAV6Y/s1600/securedownload.jpg)
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on April 14, 2013, 17:06
"@jjarichardson: The Hillsborough disaster was 24 years ago today."
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on April 18, 2013, 21:06
"@Slate: This is probably the worst penalty kick in human history: http://t.co/3RmbaE5vDk via @Deadspin"

http://deadspin.com/yeah-this-might-be-the-worst-penalty-kick-ever-473514015?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

Anybody know of a worse one out there? This is pretty kak!
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on April 21, 2013, 11:44
"@StanCollymore: My football pro HD for ipad. Simple but informative. http://t.co/MouSPR861T"

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/21/7ujy2uby.jpg)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: killswitch on April 22, 2013, 00:16
(http://i.minus.com/ise6P0Lc8bbF0.gif)

Great player but something is wrong with his head, Pool have to sell him after the season ends.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on April 22, 2013, 00:41
Worst part is he did the same thing the season before he left the Netherlands, this guy went full retard once again.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on April 22, 2013, 00:50
while his actions are indefensible, the twitter reaction is crazy.. bearing in mind another british player did that not so long ago to mascherano, the ref saw it, and booked him..

twitter hates suarez the same way they hate sky.

but it is inexcusable.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on April 22, 2013, 02:06
Heres a little brainteaser for you..

Seven different players in the Premier league have scored for 6 different clubs..

How many players and the clubs can you come up with (without cheating)
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on April 22, 2013, 07:10
Cool, thanks for that, Dave, but no point in me trying..

Oh, and

"@FirstpostSports: After-bite effect: Tyson starts following Suarez on Twitter http://t.co/wXHVMjioRg"

http://m.firstpost.com/sports/after-bite-effect-tyson-starts-following-suarez-on-twitter-717438.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on April 22, 2013, 07:47
Heres a little brainteaser for you..

Seven different players in the Premier league have scored for 6 different clubs..

How many players and the clubs can you come up with (without cheating)

Teddy Sheringham: Forest,Manure, Pompey, West Ham, Spursx2 ????(ok thats only 5 clubs)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on April 22, 2013, 07:50
(http://i.minus.com/ise6P0Lc8bbF0.gif)

Great player but something is wrong with his head, Pool have to sell him after the season ends.

If Liverpool sell him though their attack would lack bite..


Coat, door...
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on April 22, 2013, 08:38
If Liverpool sell him though their attack would lack bite..


Coat, door...

You're right, they'd appear toothless without him. It's rare to find a player with such an appetite for scoring though. Perhaps Liverpool should just provide some sandwiches during half-time?

Food for thought anyway.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 22, 2013, 08:50
We are gonna make him wear this  (http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTXetrktvi9jm9kT5XgwQm1nc1Ae3ltebmtemRZhOX3bRVC5PeL)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: sublimit on April 22, 2013, 12:21
Imagine if Suarez had nashers like Luke Chadwick or Carlos Tevez.  That would be horrible to see.
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on April 22, 2013, 12:47
What's Jason in Uruguayan...
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on April 22, 2013, 14:23
I see we're on top form today B-Bop :)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on April 22, 2013, 15:10
Teddy Sheringham: Forest,Manure, Pompey, West Ham, Spursx2 ????(ok thats only 5 clubs)

Teddy surprisingly not one of them..

three of them are still active i think

Some clues...

Four of the seven have played for Liverpool
Three of the seven have scored for West Ham
One has played for both manchester clubs
One has played for both South Coast Clubs
Three are still active, but only one in the premiership
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Caruut on April 22, 2013, 17:22
Heres a little brainteaser for you..

Seven different players in the Premier league have scored for 6 different clubs..

How many players and the clubs can you come up with (without cheating)

Spoiler (hover to show)

All I can think of right now

Teddy surprisingly not one of them..

three of them are still active i think

Some clues...

Four of the seven have played for Liverpool
Three of the seven have scored for West Ham
One has played for both manchester clubs
One has played for both South Coast Clubs
Three are still active, but only one in the premiership
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on April 22, 2013, 17:26
Nicolas Anelka I would have though.. but only seems like 5..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on April 22, 2013, 17:28
Kevin Phillips (first thought, but it's not him, only 4) :cross
Andy Cole (both Manchester clubs) :tick
El Hadji Diouf (played for Liverpool, but only 4) :cross
Stan Collymore (Liverpool, plus he was mentioned earlier) :cross

All I can think of right now


Nicolas Anelka I would have though.. but only seems like 5.. :cross

Player Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 6
Andy Cole Man Utd Man City
?Liverpool
?Liverpool
?Liverpool
?Liverpool
?
?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on April 22, 2013, 17:31
Les Ferdinand was mentioned by Archie in the shoutbox, thing he should qualify as one of the hammers.. :)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on April 22, 2013, 17:32
Les Ferdinand was mentioned by Archie in the shoutbox, thing he should qualify as one of the hammers.. :) :tick

Player Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 6 Status
Andy Cole Man Utd Man CityRetired
?LiverpoolActive
?LiverpoolActive
?LiverpoolActive
?LiverpoolRetired
Les FerdinandWest HamRetired
?Retired
Title: Re: Football
Post by: lancasterke on April 22, 2013, 17:34
anelka
bellamy
crouch
robbie keane
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on April 22, 2013, 17:36
anelka :cross
bellamy :tick
crouch :tick
robbie keane :tick

Player Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 6 Status
Andy Cole Man Utd Man CityRetired
Craig BellamyLiverpoolActive
Peter CrouchLiverpoolActive
Robbie KeaneLiverpoolActive
?LiverpoolRetired
Les FerdinandWest HamRetired
?EvertonRetired
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Caruut on April 22, 2013, 17:39
Player Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 6 Status
Andy Cole Man Utd Man City Blackburn NewcastleRetired
Craig BellamyLiverpoolWest HamNewcastleBlackburnActive
Peter CrouchLiverpoolAston VillaPortsmouthSouthamptomStokeSpursActive :tick
Robbie KeaneLiverpoolSpursLeedsWest HamActive
?LiverpoolRetired
Les FerdinandWest HamNewcastleSpursReading?QPRRetired
?EvertonRetired
Title: Re: Football
Post by: lancasterke on April 22, 2013, 17:42
keane at west ham

ferdinand qpr

cole and bellamy both at blackburn
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on April 22, 2013, 17:45
keane at west ham :tick

ferdinand qpr :tick

cole and bellamy both at blackburn :tick

Player Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 6 Status
Andy Cole Man Utd Man CityBlackburnRetired
Craig BellamyLiverpoolWest HamNewcastleBlackburnActive
Peter CrouchLiverpoolAston VillaPortsmouthSouthamptomStokeSpursActive :tick
Robbie KeaneLiverpoolSpursLeedsWest HamActive
?LiverpoolRetired
Les FerdinandWest HamNewcastleSpurs Reading? QPRRetired
?EvertonWiganRetired

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on April 22, 2013, 17:46
Nick Barmby
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on April 22, 2013, 17:48
Nick Barmby :tick

Well done.. :D

As a Liverpool fan I had forgotten about him, I wouldnt have got that one

Player Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 6 Status
Andy Cole Man Utd Man CityBlackburnRetired
Craig BellamyLiverpoolWest HamNewcastleBlackburnActive
Peter CrouchLiverpoolAston VillaPortsmouthSouthamptomStokeSpursActive :tick
Robbie KeaneLiverpoolSpursLeedsWest HamActive
Nick BarmbyLiverpoolRetired
Les FerdinandWest HamNewcastleSpurs Reading? QPRRetired
?EvertonWiganRetired
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Caruut on April 22, 2013, 17:51
Player Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 6 Status
Andy Cole Man Utd Man CityBlackburnNewcastleRetired
Craig BellamyLiverpoolWest HamNewcastleBlackburnMan CityActive
Peter CrouchLiverpoolAston VillaPortsmouthSouthamptomStokeSpursActive :tick
Robbie KeaneLiverpoolSpursLeedsWest HamActive
Nick BarmbyLiverpoolHullRetired
Les FerdinandWest HamNewcastleSpursQPRRetired
?EvertonWiganRetired
Title: Re: Football
Post by: lancasterke on April 22, 2013, 17:53
bellamy at man city i think :tick

also, scot parker must be there or thereabouts :cross
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Caruut on April 22, 2013, 17:56
If he scored a PL goal for Wigan that puts him in the (relatively) recent past. Yakubu? Was he at Wigan?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on April 22, 2013, 17:57
Not Yakubu

He retired in 2012, but didnt score a single goal between 2009 and 2011
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Caruut on April 22, 2013, 17:59
Arrrrrrr. Erm. Darren Bent? EDIT: pretty sure he played for neither of those teams. I have a memory of a journeyman striker scoring a hat-trick for Wigan a little while back and I've convinced myself that it must be him.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on April 22, 2013, 18:01
Arrrrrrr. Erm. Darren Bent? EDIT: pretty sure he played for neither of those teams. I have a memory of a journeyman striker scoring a hat-trick for Wigan a little while back and I've convinced myself that it must be him.

Think hes still playing.. for Villa..
Just checked, Darren has scored for 5 premier league clubs.. Ipswich, Charlton, Spurs, Sunderland, Villa
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Caruut on April 22, 2013, 18:02
Think hes still playing.. for Villa..

Still registered at least :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on April 22, 2013, 18:03
Could be Marcus Bent as played for both those clubs I think, but I am quite sure it ain't.. shame.. This is really bugging me now  :cheesy

Edit: The journeyman striker who scored that hatrick was Marcus not Darren, Carrut  :D
For some reason that game has always stuck with me.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Caruut on April 22, 2013, 18:04
And Charlton, and Ipswich..?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on April 22, 2013, 18:05
Could be Marcus Bent as played for both those clubs I think, but I am quite sure it ain't.. shame.. This is really bugging me now  :cheesy


:tick

Player Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 6 Status
Andy Cole Man Utd Man CityBlackburnRetired
Craig BellamyLiverpoolWest HamNewcastleBlackburnMan CityActive
Peter CrouchLiverpoolAston VillaPortsmouthSouthamptomStokeSpursActive :tick
Robbie KeaneLiverpoolSpursLeedsWest HamActive
Nick BarnbyLiverpoolHullRetired
Les FerdinandWest HamNewcastleSpurs Reading? QPRRetired
Marcus BentEvertonWiganCharltonIpswichRetired

On an aside, if Bellamy plays next year he could become the first player ever to score for SEVEN different premier league teams.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: lancasterke on April 22, 2013, 18:05
marcus bent leicester

Post Merge: April 22, 2013, 18:06
oh, i thought i'd won, should have read the users have posted since....
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Caruut on April 22, 2013, 18:06
Andy Cole played for Newcastle.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on April 22, 2013, 18:07
Whoops  :lol
Title: Re: Football
Post by: lancasterke on April 22, 2013, 18:08
was bellamy at ipswich?

keane played for wolves (but not in the prem i don't think)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on April 22, 2013, 18:12
marcus bent leicester :tick

Post Merge: April 22, 2013, 18:06
oh, i thought i'd won, should have read the users have posted since....

Andy Cole played for Newcastle. :tick

was bellamy at ipswich? :cross

keane played for wolves (but not in the prem i don't think) :cross

Player Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 6 Status
Andy Cole Man Utd Man CityBlackburnNewcastleRetired
Craig BellamyLiverpoolWest HamNewcastleBlackburnMan CityActive
Peter CrouchLiverpoolAston VillaPortsmouthSouthamptomStokeSpursActive :tick
Robbie KeaneLiverpoolSpursLeedsWest HamActive
Nick BarnbyLiverpoolHullRetired
Les FerdinandWest HamNewcastleSpursQPRRetired
Marcus BentEvertonWiganCharltonIpswichLeicesterRetired

Title: Re: Football
Post by: lancasterke on April 22, 2013, 18:16
barmby played for everton and leeds
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on April 22, 2013, 18:18
barmby played for everton and leeds :tick

Player Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 6 Status
Andy Cole Man Utd Man CityBlackburnNewcastleRetired
Craig BellamyLiverpoolWest HamNewcastleBlackburnMan CityActive
Peter CrouchLiverpoolAston VillaPortsmouthSouthamptomStokeSpursActive :tick
Robbie KeaneLiverpoolSpursLeedsWest HamActive
Nick BarnbyLiverpoolHullEvertonLeedsRetired
Les FerdinandWest HamNewcastleSpursQPRRetired
Marcus BentEvertonWiganCharltonIpswichLeicesterRetired

The missing teams:
Crystal Palace
Aston Villa
Fulham
Blackburn
Coventry City
Leicester
Middlesborough
Portsmouth
Spurs
Bolton
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on April 22, 2013, 18:19
Cole played for Sunderland..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on April 22, 2013, 18:21
And I think Ferdinand played for Bolton.
And logic dictates Barnby played for Spurs I think
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on April 22, 2013, 18:24
Cole played for Sunderland..

but never scored..

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on April 22, 2013, 18:26
And I think Ferdinand played for Bolton. :tick
And logic dictates Barnby played for Spurs I think :tick

Player Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 6 Status
Andy Cole Man Utd Man CityBlackburnNewcastleRetired
Craig BellamyLiverpoolWest HamNewcastleBlackburnMan CityActive
Peter CrouchLiverpoolAston VillaPortsmouthSouthamptomStokeSpursActive :tick
Robbie KeaneLiverpoolSpursLeedsWest HamActive
Nick BarnbyLiverpoolHullEvertonLeedsSpursRetired
Les FerdinandWest HamNewcastleSpursQPRBoltonRetired
Marcus BentEvertonWiganCharltonIpswichLeicesterRetired

The missing teams:
Crystal Palace
Aston Villa
Fulham
Blackburn
Coventry City
Leicester
Middlesborough
Portsmouth


Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on April 22, 2013, 18:31
The Crystal Palace player must be Bent, :tick but I think I am going to leave it here as I have some work to do  :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on April 22, 2013, 18:33
Player Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 6 Status
Andy Cole Man Utd Man CityBlackburnNewcastleFulhamRetired
Craig BellamyLiverpoolWest HamNewcastleBlackburnMan CityCoventryActive :tick
Peter CrouchLiverpoolAston VillaPortsmouthSouthamptomStokeSpursActive :tick
Robbie KeaneLiverpoolSpursLeedsWest HamAston VillaActive
Nick BarnbyLiverpoolHullEvertonLeedsSpursRetired
Les FerdinandWest HamNewcastleSpursQPRBoltonLeicesterRetired :tick
Marcus BentEvertonWiganCharltonIpswichLeicesterCrystal PalanceRetired :tick

The missing teams:
Coventry
Middlesborough
Portsmouth


Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on April 22, 2013, 18:41
Player Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 6 Status
Andy Cole Man Utd Man CityBlackburnNewcastleFulhamPortsmouthRetired :tick
Craig BellamyLiverpoolWest HamNewcastleBlackburnMan CityCoventryActive :tick
Peter CrouchLiverpoolAston VillaPortsmouthSouthamptomStokeSpursActive :tick
Robbie KeaneLiverpoolSpursLeedsWest HamAston VillaCoventryActive :tick
Nick BarnbyLiverpoolHullEvertonLeedsSpursMiddlesboroughRetired :tick
Les FerdinandWest HamNewcastleSpursQPRBoltonLeicesterRetired :tick
Marcus BentEvertonWiganCharltonIpswichLeicesterCrystal PalanceRetired :tick
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on April 22, 2013, 19:39
Theres at least one player missing from that list.
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on April 22, 2013, 20:46
Oh my goodness, Man United!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 22, 2013, 20:54
I was gonna say ALi Dia for the lulzzz
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on April 22, 2013, 20:56
Player Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 6 Status
Jamie Carragher Liverpool Tottenham Man UtdWest HamHull BlackburnActive :tick
Title: Re: Football
Post by: killswitch on April 22, 2013, 21:14
Player Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 6 Status
Jamie Carragher Liverpool Tottenham Man UtdWest HamHull BlackburnActive :tick
What about Richard Dunne?  ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on April 22, 2013, 21:32
What about Richard Dunne?  ;)

.  Hence why i said there was at least one player missing from the list  ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on April 22, 2013, 21:34
Oh my goodness, Man United!

Administrator Comment Consider this your first public warning for trolling :D

:D x
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on April 23, 2013, 08:54
Consider this your first public warning for trolling :D

:D x
Good call   :D
Can you warn froome19 as well?..he supports manure.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on April 23, 2013, 13:13
Imagine the headlines if Suarez had bitten Paul Dickov

"Suarez bites Dickov".......






Coat.. door..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: killswitch on April 23, 2013, 21:31
Ridiculous refereeing in the CL again. Bayern should have got a penalty and the 2nd and 3rd goal should have been disallowed.  :angry
Deserved win by Bayern, Muller, Robben and Martinez have been immense. Barca have looked sluggish and slow lately, Messi is still injured.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on April 23, 2013, 21:38
Great win by Bayern. Refs were indeed terrible, making a lot of mistakes, but no arguing with the result. Muller is such a brilliant player, but when even Robben is active throughout the entire match attacking and defending, you know the team is allright. Can't see one of Madrid or Dortmund put a stop to this Bayern München.

Hope this is the end of the dominance of tiki-taka, it has become so incredibly boring over the years..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on April 25, 2013, 20:55
If Chelsea win the final will they be the first team ever to hold both the European cup and the European 2nd cup at the same time (be it only for a week).
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on April 30, 2013, 11:35
or Dortmund put a stop to this Bayern München.

Holy SH*T how was Dortmund v RM the other night? Dortmund came screaming into it, haven't enjoyed a football match that much in years, I didn't dare touch the remote. Things promise to be epic.

I. CAN'T. WAIT.
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on April 30, 2013, 11:36
PS Lewandowski *orders giant sized poster off e-bay*
Title: Re: Football
Post by: kabloemski on April 30, 2013, 16:32
Seriously, nobody caught that match?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: search on April 30, 2013, 16:39
sure, Real will be beaten hollow again today
Title: Re: Football
Post by: kabloemski on April 30, 2013, 20:35
Consider this your first public warning for trolling :D

:D x

Only saw this now :win I luuuuuv walking on the wild side :lol
Title: Re: Football
Post by: kabloemski on April 30, 2013, 20:38
sure, Real will be beaten hollow again today

Ha ha, Search, Dortmund won a new fan in me last week for sure, wawaweewa. And I'd be more than happy to see an all Deutsche final. Who'd you be supporting if it turned out to be?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: search on April 30, 2013, 20:49
Dortmund of course
Title: Re: Football
Post by: kabloemski on April 30, 2013, 20:53
Woohoo! :karen Where in Deutschland are you from?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: search on April 30, 2013, 20:55
near Bielefeld
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on April 30, 2013, 20:57
what happened to gotze?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: search on April 30, 2013, 20:58
strained thigh muscle or something like that
Title: Re: Football
Post by: kabloemski on April 30, 2013, 21:10
near Bielefeld

Google says it's the home of Dr Oetker :win
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on April 30, 2013, 21:52
A little dissapointed that at least one Spanish team didnt get through. An all german final between two teams that know each other so well could be a bit dull.. All nation finals havnt always been the best..

But fascinating nonetheless
Title: Football
Post by: kabloemski on April 30, 2013, 21:58
*Pheeeeew*
Title: Re: Football
Post by: LukasCPH on May 01, 2013, 01:05
Having an uncle in Dortmund, having been to the Westfalenstadion twice with him (first time in 1997 or 1998, I think - my first stadium experience, and next to the mighty Südtribüne), and being fond of the team since I was little kid (~1995), allow me to say:

Borussia, Borussia... :cool:
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Kvinto on May 02, 2013, 08:23
Guardiola is only due to get in charge of Bayern in the end of season and they're already trouncing everyone. What a manager  :-x


Title: Re: Football
Post by: kabloemski on May 08, 2013, 10:09
Fergie retires! Love him or hate him, it's the end of an era for sure!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on May 08, 2013, 10:12
I am stunned..

As a life long United fan I don't know where we will go from here but it can only be down.. :embarrassed
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on May 08, 2013, 11:04
First Thatcher dies, then Fergie retires, somewhere theres a scouser with a magic lamp and one wish left. :D :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 08, 2013, 11:29
As a Man U fan i really really hope it is not Mourinho to replace him.

David Moyes would be my choice.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on May 08, 2013, 11:56
First Thatcher dies, then Fergie retires, somewhere theres a scouser with a magic lamp and one wish left. :D :D

We only have to wait for Dim.  :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on May 08, 2013, 12:07
One of the greatest managers of all time. Fergie got United through a rough time and leaves them in a pretty good position, with the debt coming down fast and a lot of money coming in from sponsorship deals. Perhaps it'll be a couple of tough years for them, but United is such a financial powerhouse, that's not going to change. And with FFP troubling City and Chelsea, United may continue to dominate.

Mourinho would be quite funny as manager, somewhere deep down I hope it happens. Would mean 2 great years for United with probably a CL title somewhere, and then complete and utter misery when the team falls apart. As a kind-of-neutral follower of English football, it would be glorious to see. Moyes is probably the right choice though, he has the attitude and ability. I do wonder whether United will be patient enough with him: he may need 2 or 3 years to adjust before bringing in the trophies. Klopp seems like a great option as well, he's mentioned often as the 3rd possibility, but will he leave Dortmund?

Perhaps the best option would be to have an experienced manager for 2 years while a next generation is getting ready to take over. Heynckes as coach, while a club man like Solskjaer, Gary Neville or even Giggs could be assistant for a couple of years before taking over?
Also, isn't it possible Manchester United to a Barcelona and promote the current assistant? I haven't heard Phelan being mentioned as a realistic option anywhere?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on May 08, 2013, 12:12
Howard Webb must be gutted, he'll never get another game for United.

Could still be kept on the payroll though ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on May 08, 2013, 14:09
We only have to wait for Dim.  :D
sky won the tdf didn't they?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on May 08, 2013, 17:18
Maggie dies, Fergie retires.. this is turning into quite a year..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: S-Works on May 08, 2013, 19:13
Heard on RaiSport, after the Giro, Italian media (as they always do anyhow, no surprise) already naming Juve's Antonio Conte as a possible candidate to replace Fergie. This all because Conte wants a pay raise & Juve management to buy players... so you can see how the Italian media came to this conclusion...
whatever.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on May 08, 2013, 20:22
:D regarding Italian Media

On Utd, definately the end of an era, I dont think we will ever see them dominate again like they have, nor any other team come to that. The thing about Man Utd over the last twenty years, they didnt always have the best team, but they had a manager who was two things

1) A very good man manager
2) A very good man at playing mind games.

There are a fair few managers around in the game who are good at one of those, Mourninho number 2, Moyes number 1, Benitez number 2,  Wenger number 1, but find a manager who's good at both of those things..

And thats where UTD will now struggle.  There were signs towards the end that Ferguson was losing number 2, Old Trafford wasnt the fortress it was, this seasons premiership was mainly down to Utd signing one player, or perhaps city failing to sign a couple of players.

Personally I dont think Moyes is ready, my gut says Mourinho will go there, especially after his incredibly diplomatic attitute after beating UTd in the champions league.. But for me, the best choice would be Klop.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on May 08, 2013, 20:39
So it is

Spoiler (hover to show)

I don't know what to say, it will be strange having someone but Fergie as manager but Moyes is a suitable candidate.
The main catch was surely the consistency and reliability, they didn't possibly want to go for the latest thing off the blocks in Klopp or Mourinho who can't remain at one club for a constant amount of time. Instead of rebuilding after Fergie has left, not United can hopefully surge on with a clear direction and more security for the future.

Moyes deserves the job and he has done fantastic things with his Everton squad, he has the squad to go far at United, lets just hope he has the managerial ability to taken them there.. He has never proven what he could do with money and a really talented squad so I hope he surprises us all, but at the very least he will provide United with a solid base which rivals like Tottenham and Chelsea don't have and has always been United's big edge over their Top 4 opponents.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 08, 2013, 21:44
Moyes has been prepped for the last 10 years for this job.

Moyes is practically family to Ferguson.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on May 09, 2013, 15:01
I don't know ...  overachieving with everton  but united manchester will be different ..... maybe it's just the liverpool supporter in me :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Kvinto on May 09, 2013, 15:11
It looks like United have made a swap in the best traditions of Doctor Who - a new guise, the same core. Seriously, kinda déjà vu, with only the stakes being substantially bigger this time... 
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on May 09, 2013, 15:21
Will  Everton fans see moyes as a traitor?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on May 09, 2013, 15:39
I hope the aberdeen situation doesn't happen to united  ... the situation after ferguson left aberdeen.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 09, 2013, 21:32
I don't know ...  overachieving with everton  but united manchester will be different ..... maybe it's just the liverpool supporter in me :D

i used to like you Zam  :lol
Title: Re: Football
Post by: S-Works on May 11, 2013, 19:13
Congrats to Wigan on their FA Cup victory!
Goes to show you, money doesn't always buy victories... eh Man City?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on May 13, 2013, 22:26
Why did the Manchester United parade take place in Manchester and not London  :?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: sublimit on May 14, 2013, 10:25
Mancini bites the dust.   His man management skills were akin to Sir Bradley Wiggins bike handling in the wet, and that didn't help matters     Though the fact he couldn't persuade Van Persie to join has proved to be fatal IMO.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 14, 2013, 12:46
Mancini bites the dust.   His man management skills were akin to Sir Bradley Wiggins bike handling in the wet, and that didn't help matters     Though the fact he couldn't persuade Van Persie to join has proved to be fatal IMO.

Thought it was that he couldn't get some of the worlds best players to play as a team and when things went wrong blamed others, never mind not winning anything.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: sublimit on May 15, 2013, 12:29
Thought it was that he couldn't get some of the worlds best players to play as a team and when things went wrong blamed others, never mind not winning anything.

They have good players  but is James Milner world class?     Toure not with the same form of last year along with some of the strikers and thats probably partly down to Mancini yes.

But motivating multi millionaire mercenaries is probably quite difficult I'd imagine.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: benotti69 on May 15, 2013, 22:00
They have good players  but is James Milner world class?     Toure not with the same form of last year along with some of the strikers and thats probably partly down to Mancini yes.

But motivating multi millionaire mercenaries is probably quite difficult I'd imagine.

I would say they have the best team on paper in the EPL. That Mancini made a mess of it. Compare what happened with Tevez at ManC to his time at ManU. Or the handling of Balotelli.

I dont think the motivation is a problem as they all have EGOs that need to be fed by playing, but getting them to put personalities aside and play as a team is the key to management at that level.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: lancasterke on May 17, 2013, 20:14
i'll be the first to make this prediction but swansea to get relegated from the prem in 13/14 season.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: LukasCPH on May 18, 2013, 19:32
The 50th Bundesliga season is over.
Bayern runaway champions, head and shoulders above Dortmund and head, shoulders and torso above everybody else.
Fürth & Düsseldorf go down, Hoffenheim is in the relegation vs. Kaiserslautern.

And my team Freiburg qualifies for the Europa League. :)
Would have been awesome to beat Schalke today and reach the Champions League play-offs (not so much for the chance to qualify - I would have little illusion about that - but for the guaranteed Europa League group stage), but nevertheless it's the best season of the team since 1995 (maybe even better, also reaching the cup semi-final) and a great achievement.
When current coach Christian Streich took over one and a half years ago, the team was dead last and looked certain to be relegated. Since then, he has reached 1.5 points per match, with a team consisting mostly of players from the own academy (that he has been instrumental in building up).
I hope that the club finds good replacements for the players leaving (Kruse, Caligiuri, Flum, Rosenthal - basically the entire midfield) and that the extra matches in Europe don't become too much of a burden - the last time we played in Europe we also got relegated.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 08, 2013, 17:48
Those local idiots didn t trained for Scotland at all, lazy rich bastards took 7 easy days and thinking " we are going to destroy Scotland", idiots.
Congrats for Scotland!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on June 18, 2013, 18:31
Going to be an interesting premiership next year.

Liverpool doing their business early and some promising signings rumoured.
Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet looks certain for around £10m

Defender Kolo Tore already in on a free
Defender Tiago Ilori looks likely for around £4m

Forward Iago Aspas  coming in from Celta Viga is pretty much done for around £8m
Forward Luis Alberto already made an offer, Sevilla holding out for around £10m

Midfield - henrikh mkhitaryan is allegedly having a medical this week but I cant see him joining Liverpool, wants to live in London and wants too much money.  Its possible. but £20m plus.

Outs:
Carroll £19m (£15m plus 2m already paid for the loan, and 2m in bonus's)
Suarez?? £40m
REina £10m

If Liverpool pick up four or five of those six targets, couple with Coutinho who has been stunning, and Sturridge, thats a fairly strong team and with no European football to distract them they must surely be targetting top 4.

Man UTd - entire coaching squad gone, going to be interesting to see how they get on
Man City - dismal last year can only improve
Arsenal - Lol
Chelsea - Will be the big title thread with Jose back
Spurs - Meh..

 
Title: Re: Football
Post by: LukasCPH on June 18, 2013, 18:49
I don't follow that closely, but I am a Red nevertheless.

Why is Reina going? Decision by the management to replace him with Mignolet (who I've never heard of)?
Suarez - Good riddance, happy to see his back.

Mkhitaryan - He's a good player, but living in London... I don't think that would be good for the team.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on June 18, 2013, 19:16
I don't follow that closely, but I am a Red nevertheless.

Why is Reina going? Decision by the management to replace him with Mignolet (who I've never heard of)?
Suarez - Good riddance, happy to see his back.

Mkhitaryan - He's a good player, but living in London... I don't think that would be good for the team.

Reina is only possible. the plan was Barca, but doesnt look like that will happen this year. Mignolet is a Belgian at Sunderland. Damn good little keeper. Probably the reason they stayed up last year.

Mkhitaryan - I just cant see, 20m release clause we can trigger, but hes made it clear he wants to go to london or italy where he thinks he can make money. Allegedly hes only on about 20k a week at the moment and wants a big bucks deal
Title: Re: Football
Post by: LukasCPH on June 18, 2013, 19:27
Mkhitaryan - I just cant see, 20m release clause we can trigger, but hes made it clear he wants to go to london or italy where he thinks he can make money. Allegedly hes only on about 20k a week at the moment and wants a big bucks deal
Not the kind of player Liverpool should go for then. He'd be better off at Milan, Inter, Juve or Chelsea.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on June 19, 2013, 15:57
Premier League fixtures are out.

man utd's first five games :ouch:
 17 August: Swansea (away)
24 August: Chelsea (home)
31 August: Liverpool (away)
14 September: Crystal Palace (home)
21 September: Manchester City (away)

Chelski
Hull Away
Man Utd Home
Villa Home
Everton Away
Fulham Home

Citeh
Newcastle Home
Cardiff Away
Hull Home
Stoke away
Man utd home

Arsenal
Villa home
Fulham Away
Spurs home
Sunderland away
Stoke home

Liverpool
Stoke Home
villa away
Man Utd home
Swansea away
Southampton Home

Not a nice start for United
Chelsea, City, Arsenal and Liverpool will be happy enough.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on June 19, 2013, 15:59
Wtf, Liverpool are away to City on thursday 26th December, and away to Chelsea on Saturday 28th december.. flip off
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on June 19, 2013, 16:24
Noooooooooo,
FFS, I am starting to dislike the Arse as much as I dislike Chealsea,
Boxing day Arsenal v West Ham postponed, reason a tube drivers strike, absolute pathetic reason to not have a match.
Fulham v Southampton on
QPR WBA on..
Wenger must think London comes to a standstill because of a tube strike, what a load of Betty Swallocks.
Now poor Arch has to do the family thing two days running instead of going out with mates on Boxing Day, another day of being nice and board games.It aint right its a traditional sport day and should stay so.
Hope Arsenal get Newcastle away next year on Boxing Day, that would show em to respect tradition.

Anyway of to see the Hammers play Everton later, so better make the most of it.

COYI COYI
Rant over, calm down Arch..

Where you going Boxing Day this year Mr Wenger, go on have guess
Thats right, now try getting out of that you french twa........
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on June 22, 2013, 20:57
Dissapearing "Paint" will be used in the Under 20 World Cup its been confirmed.

Already used in some south American leagues.. Wonder what it is? Heres a linesman getting carried away with his

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwJJAiTXjQ8
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on June 24, 2013, 10:53
A school in india 

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/998687_597507343617272_1055294419_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on July 13, 2013, 16:25
Preseason starts..

UTD Lose to a Thailand 11, #moyesout trending on twitter and already appear to have a new manager :D


(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BPEEozQCQAA6oOH.jpg)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on July 17, 2013, 02:06
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s403x403/1069984_276196262520645_1453656055_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on July 17, 2013, 02:38
Dammit, Joy at realising football has started when i get to UK is short lived

Saints away to Liverpool the only weekend i am there. no way i can make it

think we have west ham week before and palace week after both of which would have been easy

wander if the wife will mind me cancelling trip to Paris so i can take the boy to see the worlds best team
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on July 17, 2013, 02:38
And just seen the new saints kit

like a cross between liverpool and arsenal. sh*t. no other word for it. am not buying that
Title: Re: Football
Post by: LukasCPH on July 17, 2013, 09:38
And just seen the new saints kit

like a cross between liverpool and arsenal. sh*t. no other word for it. am not buying that
No stripes, what are they thinking? :O

The Liverpool away and third kits look like they've escaped from an early 90s design fair. :lol
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DinZ on July 18, 2013, 00:13
No stripes, what are they thinking? :O

The Liverpool away and third kits look like they've escaped from an early 90s design fair. :lol

yeah all started when they released a special edition kit 3 years ago which was really cool and looked a bit like peru.

then the next year went to almost no stripes and this year no stripes at all. I am not happy, will just stick to my 2001 le god shirt
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on July 18, 2013, 00:38
Kits so far in England

(http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article8698264.ece/ALTERNATES/w620/arsenal-kit.jpg)
arsenal away, pretty classic, cant go wrong, looks good.

(http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article8666812.ece/ALTERNATES/w620/West-Ham-home-kit-players.jpg)
West Ham home, based on the 1985 kit

(http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article8688451.ece/ALTERNATES/w620/FFC-Home-Kit-2013-%282%29.jpg)
Fulham sporting a vneck, or is it phil pants.. god knows

(http://cdn.safc.com/~/media/Kitbag/2013%20home%20kit%20JOS%20KW%20AJ.jpg?mw=655)
Sunderland Home, classy
(http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article8657755.ece/ALTERNATES/w620/sunderland.jpg)
Sunderland Away, canary

(http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article8657372.ece/ALTERNATES/w620/Newcastle.jpg)
Newcastle Away - Controversial

(http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article8657371.ece/ALTERNATES/w620/manu.jpg)
UTD sport the cantona look, its better than last years tablecloth design

(http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article8657370.ece/ALTERNATES/w620/mancity.jpg)
Citeh - Not much changes

(http://www.footballshirtculture.com/13/14-kits/tottenham-hotspur-2013-2014-under-armour-away-football-shirt.html)
Spurs away kit.. um.. blue...

(http://www.footballshirtculture.com/images/Tottenham-Hotspur-13-14-under-armour-home-football-shirt-a.jpg)
Spurs home.. um.. white..

(http://www.footballshirtculture.com/images/everton-13-14-nike-home-football-shirt-a.jpg)
Everton.. retro

(http://www.footballshirtculture.com/images/liverpool-13-14-warrior-home-football-shirt-g.jpg)
Liverpool Home - Class

(http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article8657355.ece/ALTERNATES/w620/liverpool1.jpg)
Liverpool 2nd - the argos duvet cover circa 1982 look

(http://www.footballshirtculture.com/images/liverpool-13-14-warrior-third-football-shirt-j.jpg)
Liverpool 3rd - It just gets worse

More http://www.footballshirtculture.com/
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Eric on July 29, 2013, 14:33
Former Birmingham City striker and Ecuador international Christian Benitez has just passed away. Car accident :(. RIP.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2380775/Christian-Benitez-dies-aged-27.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on July 31, 2013, 10:04
My team has used the local Carnival Queen nominees to launch their new kit for 2013/2104 #uptheterras

(http://i41.tinypic.com/qx81mt.jpg)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: LukasCPH on July 31, 2013, 11:41
Forgive me for not recognizing every British football team by its badge, but what team is that?

Nice jerseys, maroon & light blue looks good. It's a bit sad that the colour combination is almost exclusively limited to the UK.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on July 31, 2013, 11:55
Weymouth = The Terras
But Jimmy seems to be up Peterboro way so I could be wrong
Title: Re: Football
Post by: LukasCPH on July 31, 2013, 11:56
Allow me to cast sincere doubt on that, BYOP. :P
I'm not omniscient about the inner workings of English football, but Spurs wearing maroon & blue (West Ham colours) would be like Dortmund playing in blue, or 1860 München playing in red.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on July 31, 2013, 13:04
Weymouth = The Terras
But Jimmy seems to be up Peterboro way so I could be wrong

Nope. I am a Terras fan :)

(Sorry thought I had put that in the post but you are right I didnt)
Title: Football New Season
Post by: Zam on August 04, 2013, 18:44
What do you think will happen at the epl this season/which team will have a great season? ..what will win the champions leaque/who will be the surprise team?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Eric on August 05, 2013, 08:31
I would say Man United are still the most likely team to win the PL. No idea about Europe, that's like impossible to predict until the competition gets to the semi finals, never mind pre-season.
Title: Re: Football New Season
Post by: del1962 on August 07, 2013, 14:09
What do you think will happen at the epl this season/which team will have a great season? ..what will win the champions leaque/who will be the surprise team?

PL will be battled out between Chelski, Citeh and ManU.

Will be interesting to see how Moyes does.

Final CL place to be between Spurs and Arsenal.

A suprise team, hopefully Newcastle.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: lancasterke on August 08, 2013, 18:14
despite rumours that WHU will sign every striker in the world to partner Carrol, it looks very like maiga will lead the line when the season starts (carrol injured, who'd have though it).

on a more positive note rat is an experienced player who might slot in, and ravel morrison is a huge talent, i just hope he's not in prison by christmas (repeat off field problems offender)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on August 08, 2013, 21:29
PL: Chelsea and Man City have the best players on paper, and both have brilliant new coaches. On paper, one of them should win. Man United's challenge will depend on whether they add more players; with last years' squad they wouldn't make it. If they add a midfielder to partner Carrick - not Fellaini - they could just pull it off again. But there is a lot of instability, with a new manager and the Rooney thing. Spurs will be fine, even if they sell Bale. With Paulinho and Soldado they have two great new additions to their team, which was already quite solid. Arsenal make the obvious top 5 complete. Behind them the two teams from Liverpool will be challenged by Swansea, who I think could improve even further after two already pretty great years. Bony is a great player; those who have never watched him play in the Dutch league will be in for a surprise.

For the top 5, I'll go with this:
1. Man City
2. Chelsea
3. Man Utd
4. Spurs
5. Arsenal

For the CL, I get the feeling it may just be Madrid who will win it. I can't see Bayern repeating, and don't really believe in Barcelona either for this year.

And the all-important Eredivisie: PSV, wow.. What a change they've made, from the least likeable team in recent memory to one that is a lot of fun for all the good reasons. Feyenoord hasn't lost any major players yet and could continue to grow, while Ajax are always up there, but PSV should be able to win this year with the team they've got. As for Vitesse, another 4th place should be well within reach, but more than that seems unlikely.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on August 09, 2013, 12:28
Gotta agree with SR there on the PL top five.
With a bottom three of Stoke, Palarse & Hull..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on September 02, 2013, 17:26
What in the world is David Moyes doing?

Alright we comfortably won the league last season with this squad, but if anything it has gotten weaker and our opponents have gotten stronger. There are some good players on the market and from all the sounds within the club United have the money. So why not buy someone?

We have lacked an attacking midfielder who can create for quite some time now..Fellaini we might get but tbh I expect more considering we are the top club in the country ;)

Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on September 05, 2013, 12:20
Transfer fees are flipping pathetic, they'll be financing revolutions next; and QPR's exemption from FFP is beyond that. So hope that they sh*t their bits and finish one goal behind second and lose in the play off final in the last minute. Then they'll be fliped next year.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on September 05, 2013, 13:27
What in the world is David Moyes doing?

Alright we comfortably won the league last season with this squad, but if anything it has gotten weaker and our opponents have gotten stronger. There are some good players on the market and from all the sounds within the club United have the money. So why not buy someone?

We have lacked an attacking midfielder who can create for quite some time now..Fellaini we might get but tbh I expect more considering we are the top club in the country ;)

You lack an attacking midfielder? I'd say Kagawa is all you need, and if he suffers a few more hopeless losses even Moyes will have to realise he needs to play him. Also a left-back should hardly be your priority, Evra is doing fine for now. What you need is a central box to box midfielder to partner Carrick and support both in attack and defence. Fellaini could play a role there, but would not have been my choice, while Cleverley is only good enough as a reserve option. And you desperately need to replace Young, who isn't even good enough for a mid-table PL team yet gets regular gametime at the champions. Nani and Valencia are too inconsistent, while Zaha needs to develop further.

I'm looking forward to seeing Arsenal with Özil. That guy is one of the the best number 10's in the world, and if he fits in well the Gunners' midfield could be the strongest of the league. At the same time, Liverpool has shown they have an excellent defence and with Suarez returning they'll only improve further. Tottenham will need time to get the team to work with all the new additions, but when they do they're as dangerous as anyone. I really hope one of those three can challenge for the league, I'd definitely support them over the predicted top 3.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Caruut on September 05, 2013, 14:12
Read this on some website (most likely BBC or Guardian).

United look like they're in need of an attacking midfielder to cover them every time David Moyes mistakes Shinji Kagawa for a faddish Eastern martial art that Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand practice to keep themselves limber as they enter their 60s.

Make me chuckle.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 05, 2013, 22:19
5000 cops for tomorow match :D
Go kill them again :evil:
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 06, 2013, 22:12
1:1, pure carnage, 2 red cards :D will post video when uploaded :evil:
Incredible atmosphere when Croatian national anthem :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Leadbelly on September 06, 2013, 22:19
Ha! Three red cards at Windsor Park.  :evil:

Close to another big upset, but got Ronaldo-ed.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 06, 2013, 22:38
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-VFM57FoUM :evil:
This is for prison :evil:
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on September 28, 2013, 05:45
Where you going Boxing Day this year Mr Wenger, go on have guess
Thats right, now try getting out of that you french twa........
Arch, what's the situation with Vaz Te round your parts? Last I heard he was supposedly burying the hatchet, but also remember that whingy strop a few days before. Leeds could do with a striker, or a winger, and he'd be a fit. A plastic supporter needs it.

Otherwise, Guidetti would be brilliant too. If City were to loan him out.... Think it'll be a Matty Fryatt or so though, just to add to the almost good strikers Leeds already have. Not that good strikers would be available on the loan market, although Brum seem to have found a good un in Lingard.

Colin was a proper good talent spotter, benched Barkley after a couple of games and sent him back off to GOodison after a month. What a man!

Also, top start for the Os.

Nearer home, Indian football is looking like it'll die again. A handful of teams barely finding the funds to run for the season, division 2 in disarray too, I say deaded by 2018.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on October 01, 2013, 07:40
http://supportersnotcustomers.com/2013/09/30/feyenoord-rotterdam-going-crazy-in-de-kuip/

:)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Gotland on October 01, 2013, 10:32
Inagural game of our new stadium "Nya Söderstadion"

http://youtu.be/d4m95SDrMaU?t=1m30s

Alexander Skarsgård as Capo

http://youtu.be/VHbtq2C2PEQ?t=10s
Title: Re: Football
Post by: sublimit on October 03, 2013, 15:41
Joe Hart is footballs answer to England cricketer Ashly Giles,  he happens to be totaly sh*te but keeps getting picked for City and England by his peers/mates.       

How many mistakes can one make.   :cheesy
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on October 03, 2013, 16:10
Joe Hart is footballs answer to England cricketer Ashly Giles,  he happens to be totaly sh*te but keeps getting picked for City and England by his peers/mates.       

How many mistakes can one make.   :cheesy

That sounds like every goalkeeper England has had in the last 20 years ;)

But seriously, Joe Hart, I thought he was the real deal. Maybe because I don't watch football so much anymore but he seemed to me to be one of the best in the world.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on October 03, 2013, 16:14
To be fair though, who else have England got to choose? Every decent English club has a foreign keeper in the goal. De Gea, Mignolet, that guy with the weird Polish name Arsenal have, Lloris (the best of the lot), Czech, even Everton have either an ancient American or some Spanish dude.. And I don't think Foster is going to be a big improvement over Hart..

City should have replaced him halfway last season though, at least they can hire foreigners.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: sublimit on October 03, 2013, 16:48
That sounds like every goalkeeper England has had in the last 20 years ;)

But seriously, Joe Hart, I thought he was the real deal. Maybe because I don't watch football so much anymore but he seemed to me to be one of the best in the world.

He was good  when he first broke into the Man City team and when on loan to Birmingham city but he seems to have regressed since then.   he's vulnerable to shots from distance which is unforgivable.     

Title: Re: Football
Post by: sublimit on October 03, 2013, 16:53
To be fair though, who else have England got to choose? Every decent English club has a foreign keeper in the goal. De Gea, Mignolet, that guy with the weird Polish name Arsenal have, Lloris (the best of the lot), Czech, even Everton have either an ancient American or some Spanish dude.. And I don't think Foster is going to be a big improvement over Hart..

City should have replaced him halfway last season though, at least they can hire foreigners.

Forster is pretty good,  but yes not a huge talent pool there.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on October 03, 2013, 17:28
He was good  when he first broke into the Man City team and when on loan to Birmingham city but he seems to have regressed since then.   he's vulnerable to shots from distance which is unforgivable.   

He's been the posterboy for Man City and England and one of the posterboys for the Premier League for the last couple of years, so I thought he must be quite good.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on October 04, 2013, 17:42
He was good  when he first broke into the Man City team and when on loan to Birmingham city but he seems to have regressed since then.   he's vulnerable to shots from distance which is unforgivable.   

Complacency i think, he has become lazy imo.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Zam on October 04, 2013, 17:51
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-VFM57FoUM :evil:
This is for prison :evil:

This game was mental..you can watch it on youtube

Post Merge: October 05, 2013, 03:35
Inagural game of our new stadium "Nya Söderstadion"

http://youtu.be/d4m95SDrMaU?t=1m30s

Alexander Skarsgård as Capo

http://youtu.be/VHbtq2C2PEQ?t=10s

Always noisy hammarby fans. which is a plus.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on October 18, 2013, 11:56
Arch, what's the situation with Vaz Te round your parts? Last I heard he was supposedly burying the hatchet, but also remember that whingy strop a few days before. Leeds could do with a striker, or a winger, and he'd be a fit. A plastic supporter needs it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffSHtDS2dhY
Ram, forget Vas this is the age of the mighty Ravel. Have a look a his goal (7mins in) utter brilliance. To think I have to suffer watching this kid for a few years :D :D :D
COYI..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 18, 2013, 20:46
Bosnian fans ended in Latvia instead of Lithuania :D
Are they only screwing this every time? Noooooooooooooo :D

Here big time lynch, new manager are about to wake up rich bastards for new games!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on October 19, 2013, 02:58
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffSHtDS2dhY
Ram, forget Vas this is the age of the mighty Ravel. Have a look a his goal (7mins in) utter brilliance. To think I have to suffer watching this kid for a few years :D :D :D
COYI..
Aye, top stuff, he's been a Ravelation (assuming that should enough to land a gig at the Sun). Good to see his head's in a proper spot nowadays (hopefully). Also, kudos to Big/Fat Sam; may not be everyone's cup of tea, but clearly does well everywhere he goes.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on October 19, 2013, 08:37
Big thanks go to Lee Clark who had Ravel on loan at Birmingham last season, he worked wonders with the kid getting him sorted.
COYI
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Ram on October 19, 2013, 09:25
Congratulations are due to him for making Brum useful for something apart from the King of Spain Gilo.....
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on October 25, 2013, 19:02
I doubt thats true. Surely there are faster footballers who just aren't as good.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on October 26, 2013, 18:06
Well I guess there is a good chance there is some random who is playing in the lower leagues somewhere who is faster, I suppose they had to draw the line at a certain level of quality, in this case Lennon, I was slightly surprised Rooney is faster than Robben and wouldn't have picked Valencia as fastest, assuming it's all accurate.

I'm very surprised that there are 5 people faster than Walcott. His whole game was about kicking the ball forward and outsprinting them.

It's also strange that all the best players are the fastest ones
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on October 27, 2013, 17:59
Ok I aknowledge it now, jo hart is a sh*t goalkeeper.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: sublimit on October 30, 2013, 10:22
Man City transfer policy is a bit odd to be fair, they let Tevez go and continue with a dodgy keeper despite being the richest club in world football.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: lancasterke on November 04, 2013, 21:01
Man City transfer policy is a bit odd to be fair, they let Tevez go and continue with a dodgy keeper despite being the richest club in world football.

demichelis is a fairly good example. he signed on a free for athloetico in july, they paid 5MM EUR on september 1 for him

(they did change managers over the summer but he had agreed to join city before demichelis joined athletico )
Title: Re: Football
Post by: lancasterke on November 04, 2013, 21:23
west ham have been poor this season. i had high hopes for us as well.
other than ravel and a great hour against spurs (reid, tomkins, noble have also been generally good too)

the real problem, and we could see this coming  from about february last year, that there was only 1 forward in the squad (AC) who is usually injured, and one guy who can cover just about (cole).
i hope he proves me wrong but maiga hasn't shown any indication other than he is sh*t and vaz te, as much as he'd disagree, just doesn't seem like a centre forward.

we then allowed cole to leave to get fat.

AC was already injured at this point. but we let the only other striker in the squad leave.

then, having signed another winger (expensively) in the window we failed to add another striker.

then panic sign 2 unemployed overweight out of practice, not terribly impressive strikers who are both the wrong side of thirty and scored about 4 prem goals combined last year.

weirdly neither of them are fit.

so we're left with having played 25% of the season without a striker.

this was completely avoidable and the problem has come about mainly because allardyce paid fairly big money for maiga £7MM and downing £5MM in the last year to go with £15MM for AC (which is more forgivable because on the rare occasions he's played he's caused problems).

it's the 12 on downing and maiga that meant that the likes of lukaku and remy went elsewhere

we've kept 6 clean sheets which is great, but we've only scored in 4 games

it's just a bit embarrassing, if we go down, and that's a very real possibility, it will be completely down to squad management.

Title: Re: Football
Post by: kisling on November 14, 2013, 06:32
Man City transfer policy is a bit odd to be fair, they let Tevez go and continue with a dodgy keeper despite being the richest club in world football.

I find it strange to be. Exchange with Tevez Manchester City Juventus players, do not know what effect. But Tevez at Juventus  inherited Juventus NO.10 shirt  . Still a lot of games to play an important role.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Caruut on November 22, 2013, 13:03
Rejects XI
  *se Ibrahimovic
*gb Bale *sk Hamsik *pl Blaszczykowski
*tr Sahin *tr Altintop
*at Alaba *rs Subotic *rs Nastasic *rs Ivanovic
*cz Cech

A team made up of players whose countries aren't going to the World Cup. They are all also current international - Vidic would have probably started ahead of Nastasic if that hadn't been the case. Bar Altintop, all of these players are at top European sides. He's probably the weak link, so if anyone can think of a top holding midfielder who won't be going to Brazil, speak up.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on November 22, 2013, 15:23
Rejects XI
  *se Ibrahimovic
*gb Bale *sk Hamsik *pl Blaszczykowski
*tr Sahin *tr Altintop
*at Alaba *rs Subotic *rs Nastasic *rs Ivanovic
*cz Cech

And with Lewandowski, Piszczek, Szczesny, Ramsey, Evans, Agger, Santa Cruz, Mkhitaryan, Vidic, Jovetic, Vucinic in reserve... Would be in with a good shot of reaching at least a semi-final.

But then again, so would the Spanish and German reserve teams.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on November 22, 2013, 15:28
Yall forgot Aaron Ramsey, aka new Zidane.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Caruut on November 22, 2013, 15:42
As a DM or an AM though? DM-wise I think Sahin and Ramsey is too attacking as a pairing, and as far as attacking midfield goes, I don't really rate him above Hamsik.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on December 13, 2013, 20:37
New stock in ManU Clubshop,
Impress your guests with the Manchester United lamp...........Looks great in the middle of the table.
Or
Beat your friend in the snow this winter with the official Manchester United sledge.......Nothing goes downhill so fast..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on December 13, 2013, 22:05
Beat your friend in the snow this winter with the official Manchester United sledge.......Nothing goes downhill so fast..

Besides United itself. :D



Gotta say I enjoyed Ajax losing to Milan to extreme amounts, these extremely tasteful tears after their delusions of grandeur after winning to Barcelona. Man, my day couldnt be better. :D
Title: Re: Football
Post by: lancasterke on December 18, 2013, 10:30
i'm afraid i'm going to rant about west ham again.

i did wait a few days to calm down first, so hopefully it won't be too bad :)

our performance against Sunderland on saturday was awful, genuinely and deeply awful.

winston reid and stewart downing being injured doesn't help but still, this was dire.

the squad looks obviously not good enough at this level, and really lacks direction belief and effort.

noble, morrison, tomkins, diame, reid (inj), downing (inj) are good
jussi, demel, mcartney, rat, collison (probably generous) are competent
jarvis, cole, cole, maiga, o'brien, collins, nolan, taylor are past it or never good enough, all look out of their depth
Carrol,  petric haven't really been seen to be judged

half the team being obviously out of their depth is a problem and will continue to be so
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Gotland on December 18, 2013, 12:53
Finally a positive direction for my club Hammarby. After trudging through the valley of death in the second division for five years, and nearly facing extinction. My club has recruited a decent people on the manager side, and they've let go of players that doesn't pull their weight to the club. Silly Season rumors has it that our former hero Charlie Davies has been spotted in Sweden.

Yesterday I saw this compilation of chants from the terrace at Söderstadion (RIP) which made realise that we outsang (still does) and had better attendance records that most teams in the top tier division of Allsvenskan in Sweden.

http://youtu.be/fWXWQP2MhHM
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on January 14, 2014, 07:48
Man Utd supporters eh....

I bought the MUFC bra for the wife........ she hates it,
She says the supports crap and it wont be long till the tits are out of both cups...

coat, door...
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on January 23, 2014, 14:51
Drunk man Utd fan phones 999 after defeat to Sunderland
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/listen-drunken-man-united-fan-3053682#.UuErzbvFLDc
Title: Re: Football
Post by: sublimit on January 30, 2014, 14:37
Cheers West Ham!

Big Sam recreating the days when he managed Bolton Wanderers, dunno why Mourinho was complaining as he must of known what was coming up.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Agation on January 31, 2014, 10:00
hi
Title: Re: Football
Post by: LukasCPH on January 31, 2014, 21:57
Hi Agation, :welcome to Velorooms!

Feel free to browse around and contribute when you find a topic that interests you. :)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: The Hitch on February 02, 2014, 22:40
Jose is just trying to deflect attention away from his teams pish poor offering and 99% of the media are buying it.

Love this from Big Sam;

“He can't take it can he,” Allardyce said. “He can't take him because we've out-tactic-ed him, out-witted him. He just can't cope. He can tell me all he wants.

"I don't give a s***e, to be honest. I love to see Chelsea players moaning at the referee, trying to intimidate him, Jose jumping up and down in his technical area. It's great to see.”

Big Sam's response to Jose's accusation that West Ham played 19th century football.

And the worst thing is Chelsea under Narcisinho played just the way he is complaining about, when they were at Man Utd and Arsenal.

I hope the media goes midieval on him if he plays that way tomorrow. Doubt it though
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on February 03, 2014, 00:50
Man City in their recent form should play Chelsea off the field though. Even if Chelsea do park the bus.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on February 12, 2014, 07:30
http://metro.co.uk/2014/02/11/robert-lewandowskis-porsche-cayenne-left-on-bricks-after-thieves-steal-wheels-4299697/

Where was our resident Dortmund fan then ???? ;) ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on February 28, 2014, 02:00
http://gfycat.com/ObedientOrneryDanishswedishfarmdog

Holy crap that goal! Panenka free kick, that goal is unbelievable.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on March 03, 2014, 09:51
The day after losing to "scum" (020.) just got so much worse, Fred f'ing Rutte to become the new Feyenoord coach.. Jesus effing Christ, the club has gone mad.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on March 03, 2014, 11:07
The day after losing to "scum" (020.) just got so much worse, Fred f'ing Rutte to become the new Feyenoord coach.. Jesus effing Christ, the club has gone mad.

Well to be fair, they did try better alternatives first. Van Gaal, Advocaat and Adriaanse turned them down. Hiddink is of to the Dutch team, Bosz is engaged as the manager of a far better team than Feyenoord so wouldn't leave ;) , Meulensteen and van Marwijk not fired yet, Van Bronckhorst lacking experience... Who else could they get? Only other name that comes to mind is Jol, which would be even worse than Rutten.

But after havign seen him in action at Vitesse last year: best of luck with him, you'll need it..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on March 03, 2014, 11:14
Well to be fair, they did try better alternatives first. Van Gaal, Advocaat and Adriaanse turned them down. Hiddink is of to the Dutch team, Bosz is engaged as the manager of a far better team than Feyenoord so wouldn't leave ;) , Meulensteen and van Marwijk not fired yet, Van Bronckhorst lacking experience... Who else could they get? Only other name that comes to mind is Jol, which would be even worse than Rutten.

Nobody in Rotterdam, besides the club leaders, wanted Adriaanse and Van Gaal. They would NEVER fit in at Feyenoord. Never, ever. Why would Van Gaal want to coach Feyenoord, after being so prominent at Ajax, especially after the Cup match in 1995 when the Feyenoord fans sung about Van Gaals wife who was dying of cancer. That was never going to happen. Adriaanse too, coached Ajax and is a pure Amsterdammer.

Bosz would be an okay option, but he was responsible for Feyenoords downfall in 2008 to begin with, he was responsible for the extremely expensive contracts of all the older internationals that Feyenoord attracted. But atleast he has a Feyenoord heart.

Van Marwijk wouldnt be an option because of his 3rd time coaching Feyenoord already, Meulensteen is not a bad option after he got fired at Fulham. Jol wouldnt even stand a chance of getting in, coached Ajax and is therefore disliked already.

But after havign seen him in action at Vitesse last year: best of luck with him, you'll need it..

Ha. Rutte will need luck too with the fans, nobody in Rotterdam wanted him to begin with. Even though its harsh, #OPRUTTEN

Personally I wouldve gone for Jan-Paul van Gastel & Giovanni van Brockhorst. Rutten isnt a proven trainer anyway, always choked when it mattered. Why not go for people with a heart for the club? I'd be really disappointed with Feyenoord if I were either of the two.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on March 03, 2014, 11:31
I could see a Cocu situation unfolding if you'd go with those two: lacking experience, and in my opinion Van Bronckhorst isn't really a clear leader either. It would have been a huge risk at the very least, I can understand the Feyenoord club leaders going for a safer option. The problem is, the large majority of Dutch coaches have an Ajax history in some way. If you Feyenoord fans reject anyone with an Ajax history out of hand, that really reduces the number of options.

Van Gaal as a constructive coach would have been great for this team. He is an ideal man to help develop the players, while Van Gastel and Van Bronckhorst can learn as his assistants (or go train a club like Excelsior to gain experience). You should just get over your petty feud with Ajax already ;)

Meulensteen would have been a very decent option in my view, a lot of experience from the days of assisting Fergusen. Sure he failed at Fulham, but if Feyenoord could be a bit patient with him he could be a good trainer, especially in combination with some real Feyenoord men as his assistants.

But Rutten... Well, it's going to be interesting for sure. I was not a fan while he was at Vitesse, you're right that he doesn't seem to deal with pressure well and he'll have plenty of pressure from the Legioen.

Ps. Talking about former Vitesse trainers, you should just have gone for Van den Brom, he won't survive at Anderlecht much longer anyway ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on March 03, 2014, 11:40
I could see a Cocu situation unfolding if you'd go with those two: lacking experience, and in my opinion Van Bronckhorst isn't really a clear leader either. It would have been a huge risk at the very least, I can understand the Feyenoord club leaders going for a safer option. The problem is, the large majority of Dutch coaches have an Ajax history in some way. If you Feyenoord fans reject anyone with an Ajax history out of hand, that really reduces the number of options.

Van Gaal as a constructive coach would have been great for this team. He is an ideal man to help develop the players, while Van Gastel and Van Bronckhorst can learn as his assistants (or go train a club like Excelsior to gain experience). You should just get over your petty feud with Ajax already ;)

You know better than to call the Feyenoord vs Ajax thing a petty feud. You know that its way bigger than just Feyenoord vs Ajax.

Meulensteen would have been a very decent option in my view, a lot of experience from the days of assisting Fergusen. Sure he failed at Fulham, but if Feyenoord could be a bit patient with him he could be a good trainer, especially in combination with some real Feyenoord men as his assistants.

I agree with you. Meulensteen was great at Man United with the youth academy. Combined with van Gastel & Gio it wouldnt have been a bad combination.

But Rutten... Well, it's going to be interesting for sure. I was not a fan while he was at Vitesse, you're right that he doesn't seem to deal with pressure well and he'll have plenty of pressure from the Legioen.

Ps. Talking about former Vitesse trainers, you should just have gone for Van den Brom, he won't survive at Anderlecht much longer anyway ;)

Rutte has always been afraid at the Kuip, he never ever did well when playing us there. I wonder how he'll deal with the pressure from the Legioen.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on March 03, 2014, 11:49
You know better than to call the Feyenoord vs Ajax thing a petty feud. You know that its way bigger than just Feyenoord vs Ajax.

I was half joking there.. But the point still is that someone like Van Gaal would have been infinitely better for the team and the players than Rutten or inexperienced people like Gio. He didn't want the job anyway, but if he did, would Feyenoord fans all make life impossible for him just because of his Ajax past even though if given the support he can do a lot with the talented young players you have?

Quote
I agree with you. Meulensteen was great at Man United with the youth academy. Combined with van Gastel & Gio it wouldnt have been a bad combination.

Rutte has always been afraid at the Kuip, he never ever did well when playing us there. I wonder how he'll deal with the pressure from the Legioen.

Well it does mean that for next year I don't have to fear Feyenoord challenging us for the title :P I like Feyenoord better than Ajax or PSV, but any competition out of the way for Vitesse to grab that long overdue Eredivisie win is a good thing for me right now :)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on March 03, 2014, 12:11
I was half joking there.. But the point still is that someone like Van Gaal would have been infinitely better for the team and the players than Rutten or inexperienced people like Gio. He didn't want the job anyway, but if he did, would Feyenoord fans all make life impossible for him just because of his Ajax past even though if given the support he can do a lot with the talented young players you have?

I know you were joking, but Van Gaal stood for everything that average Feyenoorder and Rotterdammer hates with a passion.


Well it does mean that for next year I don't have to fear Feyenoord challenging us for the title :P I like Feyenoord better than Ajax or PSV, but any competition out of the way for Vitesse to grab that long overdue Eredivisie win is a good thing for me right now :)

With the mental attitude that has been around all these years, Feyenoord will always be around but never actually contend for the title anyway. Vitesse wont win the Eredivisie anytime soon, especially not if Chelsea stops being the sweet sugardaddy.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on March 03, 2014, 12:22
I know you were joking, but Van Gaal stood for everything that average Feyenoorder and Rotterdammer hates with a passion.

I feel like Feyenoord fans hate just about everything and everyone just for the sake of hating :P It's just sad to see that after going so well with a number of amazing youth prospects it's now going down with the most conservative trainer imaginable. If a former Ajax player/coach can help prevent that, I'd take it if I were a Feyenoord fan.

Not a clue what van Gaal has done to you Feyenoorders, I don't follow your feud with Ajax closely. All I know is he is a very competent manager who can construct a team like almost no other. He led Ajax to world dominance and stood at the basis of both Barcelona's dominant team and Bayern's current dominance, even if others made the final steps.

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With the mental attitude that has been around all these years, Feyenoord will always be around but never actually contend for the title anyway. Vitesse wont win the Eredivisie anytime soon, especially not if Chelsea stops being the sweet sugardaddy.

Hell yes we will! Chelsea will continue to be sugardaddy, next year Piazon will return for another year and we'll crush all competition! I have faith ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on March 03, 2014, 12:32
I feel like Feyenoord fans hate just about everything and everyone just for the sake of hating :P It's just sad to see that after going so well with a number of amazing youth prospects it's now going down with the most conservative trainer imaginable. If a former Ajax player/coach can help prevent that, I'd take it if I were a Feyenoord fan

Not a clue what van Gaal has done to you Feyenoorders, I don't follow your feud with Ajax closely. All I know is he is a very competent manager who can construct a team like almost no other. He led Ajax to world dominance and stood at the basis of both Barcelona's dominant team and Bayern's current dominance, even if others made the final steps.

Yes. I dont understand the choice for Rutte either. The amazing youth prospects will still come and Van Gaal wouldve fit in there. But Van Gaal wouldnt fit in, why he'd even consider Feyenoord after what the fans sung to him, is beyond me. Fans wouldnt want it, he shouldnt want it, it wouldve been a deal doomed from the start.

As for hating for the sake of hating, I'll refer you to this video from Mike Boddé Mike Boddé. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZUdE5S-d-k)
(warning: Dutch, warning: humor from Rotterdam)

Rotterdammers zijn nergens voor, maar overal tegen.



Hell yes we will! Chelsea will continue to be sugardaddy, next year Piazon will return for another year and we'll crush all competition! I have faith ;)

I doubt it. You'll probably choke like this season, not winning 5 games in a row, in which you didnt score for 3 games :p.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on March 24, 2014, 16:00
Wenger out.


That is all  :angry
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Dim on March 24, 2014, 19:03
Nah, Arsenal will be ok for fourth. Its only the top three they are struggling to compete with.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on March 24, 2014, 21:00
Profits before points in my opinion.

Even if they do hang on for fourth (and they have to go away to Everton so its not given), this is a primary example of where if they had pushed the boat out for Higuain last summer or got some support for Giroud in January, they might have lasted the pace.

This collapse was always going to happen I am afraid.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on March 24, 2014, 21:29
Fourth place and very good prospects in the FA Cup, I think most Arsenal fans would have signed on for that at the start of the year.

They've had bad luck with injuries to Oxlade, Walcott, Ramsey and now Wilshere, especially Walcott and Ramsey would have given them a few extra points in some important games. But yes, I can't understand why they didn't sign an extra striker either.

This summer could be important for Arsenal as well as Liverpool. If they can hang on to crucial players (Suarez mostly) and buy some extra players for depth and strengthening weak spots (defense for Liverpool, strike force for Arsenal) then next year they're going to make it really tough for the big money clubs of Man City and Chelsea.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on March 25, 2014, 11:20
I kind of agree.... but where injuries are concerned its the same old players.

Rosicky
Walcott
Wilshere
Ramsey
Diaby

...you can almost set your watch by them getting injured and that is either the fault of the club or the players.

If the players are too frail, replace them. Simple.

I just fear it will be another summer of hype in the papers until our membership cards are renewed (£55 just gives you the chance to try and buy a ticket) before signing no one or a single panic buy.

Yeah I would have taken fourth before the season started, absolutely.

But I can't help thinking what might have been with a bit more investment.

To me £35 risk on Higuain was worth taking. If you want Suarez, properly bid for him. Not go £1 over the supposed release clause.

Everything seems so skinflintish for a supposed world footballing power.

#rantover (again)   :)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on April 20, 2014, 19:36
WHAT A LOVELY LOVELY NIGHT.

PEC. ZWOLLE. HOLY. sh*t. D :D :D: D:D: D: D:D: D:D :D :win :win :win :win :daotec
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on April 22, 2014, 08:51
https://twitter.com/manutd/status/458508081039962112

Moyes officially out. Comedy finally over for all that dislike Utd? :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Carlo Algatrensig on April 22, 2014, 20:45
https://twitter.com/manutd/status/458508081039962112

Moyes officially out. Comedy finally over for all that dislike Utd? :P

I think the comedy might just be starting. No champions league football next season so might be hard to sign the players they need. Massive loss of revenue from not being in the champions league. Here's hoping it all goes a bit Leeds Utd.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on April 22, 2014, 23:54
If United have money available it shouldn't be all too bad. They have a good enough attack that they shouldn't languish too much either unless RVP leaves... :-x

But it all depends on the next manager, he won't be British.. but who will he be?
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on April 22, 2014, 23:56
Van Gaal would be hilarious.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on April 23, 2014, 00:02
Van Gaal would be hilarious.
It will probably be him, at the moment he is way ahead in terms of betting odds.
It is unlikely they will go after anyone without a top pedigree and therefore unless they can steal one of Ancelotti, Simeone, Blanc etc away from their respective clubs my bet is on either Klopp on Van Gaal and most likely Van Gaal.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on April 23, 2014, 00:18
Klopp seems to be very loyal to Dortmund and I don't think he will make the switch, but would be the best option for United by a margin. I hope it'll be Van Gaal though. I don't care much about United either way, but Van Gaal managing them would be almost as funny as them failing under Moyes. Would love to see him handling Rooney..

Really don't get the Simeone talk to be honest; switch from a potential Spanish champion and CL semi-finalist at least to a washed up United? Nevermind Ancelotti, who is currently managing a team that has all those things and is also historically and financially bigger than United. Typical of United to think these people would just walk away from those teams to manage in Manchester.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: search on June 01, 2014, 22:49
Tim Wiese, former goal keeper of the german national squad, found a new hobby

(http://bilder.bild.de/fotos-skaliert/timwiesezeigtseinemuskeln_38934328_mbhf-1401628072-36216236/5,w=650,c=0.bild.jpg)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Gotland on June 06, 2014, 11:11
20 000 fans cheering for Hammarby which about what Nya Söderstadion can take not counting away crowd. The volume takes off @ ~1:15

We are playing in the second division and have better attendance than teams in the first division in Sweden.


http://youtu.be/EAfKy_l5SfA
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Eric on June 18, 2014, 08:35
Australia will win https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfR9iY5y94s
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Eric on June 23, 2014, 06:48
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BqujKDrCEAIhoRH.jpg)

Colombian fans :D

How was he allowed into the stadium with that get-up
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on June 28, 2014, 19:27
Chile have just brought on Jose Rojas as a sub.  Surely thay are now destined to finish 4th, which means they must win this game.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on August 04, 2014, 15:29
PL: Chelsea and Man City have the best players on paper, and both have brilliant new coaches. On paper, one of them should win. Man United's challenge will depend on whether they add more players; with last years' squad they wouldn't make it. If they add a midfielder to partner Carrick - not Fellaini - they could just pull it off again. But there is a lot of instability, with a new manager and the Rooney thing. Spurs will be fine, even if they sell Bale. With Paulinho and Soldado they have two great new additions to their team, which was already quite solid. Arsenal make the obvious top 5 complete. Behind them the two teams from Liverpool will be challenged by Swansea, who I think could improve even further after two already pretty great years. Bony is a great player; those who have never watched him play in the Dutch league will be in for a surprise.

For the top 5, I'll go with this:
1. Man City
2. Chelsea
3. Man Utd
4. Spurs
5. Arsenal

These were my predictions for last year, almost exactly a year ago. At least I got the leader right, which is something. Chelsea 3rd instead of 2nd, close enough. But ManUand Liverpool.. I'd never have expected them to be 7th and 2nd respectively.

On the bright side, I did warn you Bony would be great. And I was right about Fellaini being the wrong choice for ManU, but to be fair a blind horse could have seen that one coming from miles away.

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For the CL, I get the feeling it may just be Madrid who will win it. I can't see Bayern repeating, and don't really believe in Barcelona either for this year.

:win

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And the all-important Eredivisie: PSV, wow.. What a change they've made, from the least likeable team in recent memory to one that is a lot of fun for all the good reasons. Feyenoord hasn't lost any major players yet and could continue to grow, while Ajax are always up there, but PSV should be able to win this year with the team they've got. As for Vitesse, another 4th place should be well within reach, but more than that seems unlikely.

Well, let's just forget about these...

But on the bright side, I'm not the only one who made some predictions that not came to be ;)

Gotta agree with SR there on the PL top five.
With a bottom three of Stoke, Palarse & Hull..
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on August 04, 2014, 15:48
As for next season.. Premier League is tough to call: five teams with a chance of winning. City were the best last year, but didn't add a lot of spectacular signings. Still a great team though, definite shoe-in for a CL spot.

Chelsea signed some big names, but am I alone in expecting that Costa will be another flop? Fabregas is quality though; him and Matic will form a great partnership. Expecting mostly the same as last year: solid yet unspectacular, defending well and attacking well enough to beat most smaller teams: they will do well but not win.

Liverpool could really go either way. Losing Suarez is a big blow, but they've signed some good players in return and there may be more to come. It will be a very tough year for them though, I can't see them finish in the top-4.

Arsenal have improved significantly with especially Sanchez as a dangerous signing. If they stay relatively injury-free they can win this, but with Arsenal that is a big if. Still need something in defensive midfield though, can't rely on Arteta / Flamini again.

And United, well, they've made the best signing of them all: Dutch national hero Louis van Gaal! :win New system, and from what Ive heard already a completely different team. With no European pressure on I'm expecting them to do well, probably even win if they make one or two big signings.

Tottenham will be much better than last year and run Arsenal close for 4th, but don't think they have the quality of the first four.

1. Manchester United
2. Manchester City
3. Chelsea
4. Arsenal
5. Tottenham
6. Liverpool

The CL: Not going to be Real Madrid, no one ever repeats. Barca no way, too much change going on this year. Bayern will be in the final but lose it I think. And the English teams to get knocked out early again, except perhaps for Chelsea. If I have to guess on which team will win, PSG. Mostly process of elimination though.

Netherlands.. Well, going to stick with last year's prediction: PSV to win. Ajax second, Twente third, Vitesse fourth. Feyenoord is doomed, I fear. Sorry Havetts ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on August 04, 2014, 16:13
Yep.. Feyenoord is screwed.

1) Fred Rutte
2) Sold all of the best players
3) No proper wingers
4) The reserve striker of Excelsior isnt going to replace Pelle, sorry Te Vrede.. :fp
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on August 04, 2014, 17:31


But on the bright side, I'm not the only one who made some predictions that not came to be ;)
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Slow I have only give you a "like" so I can "unlike" you later ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on August 29, 2014, 00:39
So many crazy, conflicting, amazing feelings during todays game of Feyenoord against Zorya Luhansk. Where we got on a 3-0 lead after playing 1-1 in the away game. Nothing seemingly goes wrong and we almost score 4-0. And then within 24 minutes Zorya score 3 goals. I was so extremely mad, frustrated, filled with disbelief that this happened once again to Feyenoord. Amateuristic defending, poor effort, just completely terrible.

And then... Supersubstitute Elvis Manu (the King :lol) makes a crazy dribble in the 92nd minute to score the 4-3 and I screamed so loud that I scared my mom in the kitchen. My dad and I were jumping, we were screaming, laughing, cant say a tear wasnt shed. The stadium was going crazy, my friends in the stadium even called, screaming, celebrating, whatsapp messages were sent, tweets were sent.

That feeling was so unexpected, I already gave up, was so angry and then that happened. For context, Feyenoord hasnt played in Europe for 5 years after getting close so many times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyI4WuoaqeI

#MANUTELLI

(http://www.fr12.nl/images/userfiles/11785/photo.jpg)




And at the end of the day...


When I see you Feyenoord, I go out of my head. I just can't get enough.
All the things you do to me, and all the things you've said; I just can't get enough
We slip and slide as we fall in love. And I just can't seem to get enough love.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on August 30, 2014, 13:15
http://youtube.com/watch?v=qlfIiX6I4TU?t=1m11s

The sound of pure happiness, excitement and relief in the Feyenoord stadium :win
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on August 31, 2014, 22:53
Pfft, Havetts, still want Bosz at Feyenoord? I'd happily bring him over. He started well enough, but it has been hopeless since last winter break. And his stubbornness at playing a centreback as fullback and a midfielder as a striker, while sticking with the two hopeless characters Kashia and Van der Heijden in defence... Getting tired of his weird decisions all the time. And 1 point out of 4 games with no wins in months is unacceptable.

In better news, I saw Liverpool destroy Tottenham today and I really like how they are looking right now. Just as exciting as they were with Suarez - Sterling is amazing, taking over the Suarez role leading the defence - but looking a bit more stable defensively.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: froome19 on August 31, 2014, 23:26
Sterling & Suarez are quality players right there, as good as any of these foreign imports ;)

Weird times as a United supporter. For most it is a kind of a nightmare where you try to stop caring and pretend everything is a joke. But then when we go out and splash so much money, I can't help but feel that we will do better and then we do not.. In all reality 4 our new signings have yet to play competitively for us but nevertheless our offensive players against Burnley should have swept away the opposition.

Di Maria needs to play on the wings where he can use his pace to hasten our attacks which have been stagnant since the Fergie days. Our team actually isn't half bad if we have a fully fit defence but we do still need another class centre back and central midfielder. In other news for all my mockery of Danny Welbeck I don't want him to go, he is still a good player who can do things when in form. Meanwhile, best of wishes to Kagawa and Chicarito but I won't be missing them too much..

Against my better judgement I am loving watching Chelsea this season, their new signings (Costa and Fabregas essentially) are a delight to watch and they just look the perfect team. Their 6-3 against Everton was bagloads of fun.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Tuart on September 01, 2014, 00:55
It would be highly amusing if after back-to-back relegations end up back-to-back promotions. :D

Still far too early though, will drift, and hopefully stay top 10 by season end. All hail King Kenny!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Leadbelly on September 08, 2014, 11:33
Stone the crows! A Northern Irish victory last night! The first win away from home for four long years.

I think we are fifth seeds in the group, but it doesn't look that bad and with this silly new qualification system who knows what may happen. Finland, Romania, Hungary and Greece are all better than us, but not massively so. It wouldn't surprise me if we beat any of them at home, but it wouldn't surpise me either if we lost/drew to the Faroes. A good start anyway.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on November 13, 2014, 10:35
So glad that the FIFA has concluded that the assignment of the world cups in Russia and Qatar hasnt been corrupt and has been according to all procedures.

As we say in the Netherlands: "Wij van WC-eend..."
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on November 13, 2014, 10:47
So glad that the FIFA has concluded that the assignment of the world cups in Russia and Qatar hasnt been corrupt and has been according to all procedures.

As we say in the Netherlands: "Wij van WC-eend..."

Wonder how big the bribe was to come to that conclusion.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: lancasterke on November 13, 2014, 13:30
Michael Garcia seems to have come out and said that the current statements do not reflect his report

http://deadspin.com/fifa-investigator-blasts-report-based-on-his-own-invest-1658279291

obviously the whole process was corrupt, lots of people have committed serious crimes in lots of different jurisdictions and most are unlikely to ever even be charged.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: search on November 27, 2014, 15:49
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz_H4GVGbbs

experienced that live last year when he scored versus Dortmund...it really is incredible how loud they manage to get in that old sh*thole of a stadium
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 16, 2015, 11:31
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG8tOaLMkfc

Finally found a video of the moment and it still doesnt do the sound justice when we were standing in the stadium there. Holy crap it was so loud! Standing there with around 40.000 people singing it from all teh sides of the stadium, gives such a crazy powerful feeling. :)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DJW on January 16, 2015, 12:29
Can't find any videos of this which really do it justice, but 52,000+ fans singing in unison every Saturday  :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3Qqj2SkhaM
Title: Re: Football
Post by: cj2002 on January 16, 2015, 12:32
I don't wish to relive the experience, but being among travelling Benfica fans when they played at White Hart Lane last season was terrifying. An utter cacophony, people outnumbering seats by about 4 to 1, and a marked contrast to the polite, seated, Tottenham fans who took up 90% of the stadium but only provided 9% of the atmosphere.

Being at the Estadio da Luz is pretty sweet, though.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on January 17, 2015, 11:31
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vXAunuX3Ko

Chitty Chitty Bubbles, Archies favourite version. Will never be the loudest though, to much bouncing about.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 27, 2015, 13:46
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eeAWkcB3ZY
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Slow Rider on May 11, 2015, 21:47
Was a good night of football eh Havy ;)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on May 27, 2015, 07:37
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32895048

At long last, and no this has nothing to do with the Hammers getting into europe next season.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 24, 2016, 15:54
I love and hate Feyenoord so much at the same time. Every single year, everybody feels like this is the year we'll do it. We have a chance to win the title, until two weeks before teh winterbreak where you draw once and lose once to total sh*t teams like ADO & NEC (sorry Fleur) and then lose twice after the break and the season is over again.


Total waste of a season, so depresssing. Worst part is, board of directors wont take responsibility for this, theyll happily stay in their positions and draw no conclusions that theyre doing sh*t wrong year after year. Its a total disaster, terrible transfers this year and last year. Youth talents not being used and going to waste.


Every. Single. Year. Goddamnit.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 28, 2016, 23:39
January sucks.


FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK. :'(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: stereojet on January 29, 2016, 09:49
January sucks.


FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK. :'(

It could be worse: you could follow West Brom like me. Watching the Albion at the moment is like watching a permanent loop of the first two hours of a Tour of Dubai stage, but with even less atmosphere.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Joelsim on January 29, 2016, 11:26
Try supporting Bolton Wanderers!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: stereojet on January 29, 2016, 11:48
Try supporting Bolton Wanderers!

Ouch. Hard times.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DJW on January 29, 2016, 17:07
Try supporting Newcastle...
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 29, 2016, 17:25
Try supporting Newcastle...

Yea two of my best buddies from the UK I've got are from Newcastle, one of them is a major Newcastle fan and keeps pointing out how Feyenoord is 3rd and that we're
not having it bad haha :P
Title: Re: Football
Post by: DJW on January 29, 2016, 23:25
I suppose we at least have one hope who, in a roundabout way, we can thank Feyenoord for...

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/12/06/17/2F1D8AFF00000578-0-image-a-11_1449423218390.jpg)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Carlo Algatrensig on January 30, 2016, 12:26
Try supporting Newcastle...

Try supporting Bolton Wanderers!

I think being an Aston Villa supporter I fall somewhere between the two of you for how bad it currently is for my team
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on January 31, 2016, 10:20
Absolutley loving this season as a Hammer. Weve had a long wait, since 85/86 but boy has it been worth the wait. Yes thats right a 30 yr wait to see a West Ham team as good as that one was.
I was a bit dubious when Slaven was given the managers job but not now, the man can do no wrong.
Slaven brought Dimitri Payet to the Boleyn and watching him is worth the ticket price by himself.
So yes Arch is very happy with what he is seeing this season and long may this ride continue.

 As the song goes.
Weve got Payet
Dimitri Payet......
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2016, 15:33
5 losses in a row.. Something that had never happened before in the history of Feyenoord, negative record.


Still the board of directors wont flipping leave and probably buy 10 more mediocre players in panic.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on February 03, 2016, 22:44
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


115th minute, terrible match, we probably shouldnt have won, versus nr 15 of the league, but we have finally won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on July 29, 2016, 08:24
Great start to the season for the Hammers. A 2-1 away defeat in Europa league qualifier. Oh well it's only half time :shh
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on August 01, 2016, 08:38
Weymouth have launched their new kit ahead of the Evo Stik Southern League campaign.

(http://weymouth-fc.co.uk/image/cache/catalog/Optimized-SAM_0590-500x500.JPG)
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on August 01, 2016, 12:50
Lost to PSV last night in the Johan Fruitschaal. Damnit, not the start I hoped for after we won every single preparion match, including Valencia 2-1. :(
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on August 04, 2016, 16:07
Not long to go now, A little over 3 1/2 hours to kick of in the first game at our new home. Cant wait any longer got to get. down there

COYI
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on August 04, 2016, 20:38
https://twitter.com/timdewit/status/761272678099681280

Goosebumps!
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on August 05, 2016, 15:22
All in all it was good. Will be better when the conversion to football is complete though.
Was loud last night but 50000 Hammers can be noisey.
Think the getting there walk will be a sod though when its cold,wet and windy as there just isnt any shelter. It dont feel like home yet but it will eventually


Next round we got Astra avain the mob who knocked us out last season. Reve ge time
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Havetts on September 18, 2016, 15:59
Beating Manchester United and PSV in one week. Life is good as a Feyenoord fan.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on October 25, 2016, 20:24
The Captain of Captain's has passed away at the age of 72. RIP Carlos Alberto.

Thanks for the memory of that goal in the final of Mexico 1970. Perfect pass from Pele and perfect strike from the Captain.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on June 08, 2017, 15:03
A very nice win today from England  beating Italy to reach the final of the U20 world cup .
The future may look brighter for us.
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on October 17, 2017, 11:04
Why have Dortmund called Sancho back from the U17 world cup in India. The bar stewards, bet they dont even give him a game.
Anything to weaken England I guess
Title: Re: Football
Post by: Archieboy on January 18, 2019, 15:34
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/46903807

Post Merge: January 18, 2019, 15:35
That puts me in the third team.