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Re: Football
« Reply #1230 on: February 06, 2013, 22:21 »
Would like to invite you 22nd March Croatia-Serbia qualifier!!!!
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    « Reply #1231 on: February 09, 2013, 06:05 »
    Are Partizan Ultras invited?
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    « Reply #1232 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
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    Re: Football
    « Reply #1234 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
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    « Reply #1235 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.
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    « Reply #1236 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.
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    Re: Football
    « Reply #1237 on: February 19, 2013, 13:10 »


    Just for BYOP, gonna need to play a blinder tonight.
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    Re: Football
    « Reply #1238 on: February 19, 2013, 14:45 »


    Just for BYOP, gonna need to play a blinder tonight.

    Arch, Paolo left swindon.Will he ever come home to you folks?

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    Re: Football
    « Reply #1239 on: February 21, 2013, 13:29 »
    Arch, Paolo left swindon.Will he ever come home to you folks?

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    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..
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    « Reply #1240 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.
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    Re: Football
    « Reply #1241 on: February 23, 2013, 17:07 »


    Feyenoord Thuis Gekkenhuis.. Tomorrow the same match, Feyenoord PSV. Hopefully we can do well!
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    « Reply #1242 on: February 24, 2013, 11:50 »


    West Ham v Tottenham on monday night, gonna be an emotional night, 20 yrs since Bobby Moore was cruely taken in his prime.
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    Re: Football
    « Reply #1243 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.
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    Re: Football
    « Reply #1244 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.
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    Re: Football
    « Reply #1245 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
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    Re: Football
    « Reply #1246 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?
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    Re: Football
    « Reply #1247 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.
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    Re: Football
    « Reply #1248 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
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    Re: Football
    « Reply #1249 on: March 02, 2013, 08:05 »
    what about james milner?  :D :P

    Hmm Mr Milner... Dont get me started on that man..   :angry     :lol
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    Re: Football
    « Reply #1250 on: March 02, 2013, 15:10 »


    made my day  :D
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    Re: Football
    « Reply #1251 on: March 04, 2013, 22:49 »
    Are Partizan Ultras invited?
    Oh I would like, oh I would like :D
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    Re: Football
    « Reply #1252 on: March 05, 2013, 23:09 »
    Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan:
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    "The manager is not in a state to talk to the referee about the decision.

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    « Reply #1253 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..





    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.
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    « Reply #1254 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.
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    « Reply #1255 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
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    Re: Football
    « Reply #1257 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.
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    Re: Football
    « Reply #1258 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.
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    Re: Football
    « Reply #1259 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!!!!!!
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