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Post by Concrete » Mon Oct 01, 2007 22:33

lostmusic wrote:I was more thinking from the point of view that the board have treated him like shit. I wouldn't stick around if I had that level of support from above. The way they've gone about doing stuff has been pretty poor.
Oh, I do apologise. You're right. I want him to stay, but I wouldn't blame him if he walked.

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Post by Trev » Mon Oct 01, 2007 22:38

I think Spurs would be better to keep him. Two top 5 spots in the last season. That ain't easy to come by.

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Post by humblebee » Mon Oct 01, 2007 22:45

Miss Anna wrote:This is now the most depressed living room in the country. There was dancing earlier. Dancing! Damn Tottenham, ruining my party with their comeback. I don't even particularly want Villa to win anything, but it would be nice if everything wasn't suddenly sour just because apparently Harewood is an arse.
I didn't even realise Villa had signed Harewood until tonight. And O'Neill was doing so well!

There was dancing here at the final whistle. I was playing my guitar in the other room and mrs h burst in leaping like a loon.

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Post by Trev » Tue Oct 02, 2007 22:48

at last a home win for Swansea. I am cheered for my trip to the orient this coming Saturday.

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Post by Mr Bear » Tue Oct 02, 2007 23:57

Bloody hell, Clive Tyldesley is such an arsehole! I actually shouted at my telly earlier, the 12445087986th time he mentioned Man U beating Roma 7-1 last season, and I'm normally never prone to doing that.

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Post by Mr Bear » Tue Oct 02, 2007 23:59

Oh, and Marlon Harewood looks and plays like a brontosaurus.

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Post by andyroo » Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:58

PandaBear wrote:Bloody hell, Clive Tyldesley is such an arsehole! I actually shouted at my telly earlier, the 12445087986th time he mentioned Man U beating Roma 7-1 last season, and I'm normally never prone to doing that.
So he's finally found a new toy, after milking "that night in Barcelona" for nigh on eight years?

At least I can watch on RTÉ. Not that Ray Houghton's much better, but the Dunphy and Gilo show at half time makes up for it.
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Post by a layer of chips » Wed Oct 03, 2007 15:27

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Post by Paquito » Wed Oct 03, 2007 15:50

Not even to scythe a few of them down with some "robust" challenges?
They don't call me Hawkeye Gilhooley... at all

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Post by crystalball » Wed Oct 03, 2007 23:49

My team, Olympiakos, beat Bremen in the Champions League tonight, with all three of our goals scored within 14 minutes (between 73' and 87'). Our first ever away win in the competition. Where are those dancing bananas when you need them?

YESSSSS!
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Post by andyroo » Thu Oct 04, 2007 09:40

crystalball wrote:My team, Olympiakos, beat Bremen in the Champions League tonight, with all three of our goals scored within 14 minutes (between 73' and 87'). Our first ever away win in the competition. Where are those dancing bananas when you need them?

YESSSSS!
I saw that, that was well cool. Even Raúl Blanco scored!

(btw it was your first away win, not first win ever)
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Post by I Need a Blanket » Thu Oct 04, 2007 14:20

crystalball wrote:My team, Olympiakos, beat Bremen in the Champions League tonight, with all three of our goals scored within 14 minutes (between 73' and 87'). Our first ever win in the competition. Where are those dancing bananas when you need them?

YESSSSS!
I thought you supported dirty Arsenal, Marianthi! :wink:
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Post by humblebee » Thu Oct 04, 2007 16:38

Everton have got a UEFA Cup game tonight against a team called FC Metalist Kharkiv.

Those guys ROCK! \m/

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Post by Big Nose » Fri Oct 05, 2007 16:52

So I doubt it will affect many fans who post here, or at [s]Bowl[/s]..err that other place. But what do people think on Blatters (great name) concept of 5 foreigners per starting 11 idea?

And in other news, that Celtic fan mortally tickling Dida the other night was hilarious.

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Post by humblebee » Fri Oct 05, 2007 16:58

Big Nose wrote:So I doubt it will affect many fans who post here, or at [s]Bowl[/s]..err that other place. But what do people think on Blatters (great name) concept of 5 foreigners per starting 11 idea?
Won't affect Grimsby. We've only ever had about four foreigners in the entire history of the club.

I dunno what I think about it in terms of the national team and all that. I can see the argument that young homegrown players don't get their chance, but in the 1970s and 1980s there were hardly any foreign players in the English league and England were still shit most of the time.

Anyway, it's Blatter, so next week he'll be saying clubs should be able to field as many foreigners as they like. The corrupt, slippery fucker.
And in other news, that Celtic fan mortally tickling Dida the other night was hilarious.
Yes, I enjoyed that very much!

I wonder if the big companies like Nike and that will be less interested in sponsoring Brazil, as Brazilian players get more and more of a reputation for cheating.

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Post by Concrete » Fri Oct 05, 2007 17:57

humblebee wrote:I dunno what I think about it in terms of the national team and all that. I can see the argument that young homegrown players don't get their chance, but in the 1970s and 1980s there were hardly any foreign players in the English league and England were still shit most of the time.
Yeah, all this crap about England having the "best league in the world", but underperforming in international competition is exactly that: crap. We've always been able to get to the last 8 at most competitions, sometimes we get to the semis, and on one occasion (partly because we were at home) we won a tournament. I don't think our recent showings at tournaments have been disappointing, except that sometimes individual incidents have been (Sol Campbell's disallowed goal against Portugal, Rooney's sending-off against Portugal the next time etc.). Those things happen, and I'm sure supporters of other national teams have similar "if only that hadn't happened" incidents to point to.

There are plenty of English players with Champions' League experience, even a few with winners' medals. That's partly because the Premiership is rich and successful, so we're allowed to enter 4 teams each year, and the foreign players are very much part of the improvement in quality. And I think it helps players who do make it into first teams when they play against other internationals. The flipside of that might well be that some promising players don't make it, but the two things balance out, and it makes the league better to watch.

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Post by Pablo » Sat Oct 06, 2007 15:17

The headline on the back of today's Leicester Mercury is 'BEAT MY OWLS - MEGSON'

What a cruel bastard
You and me could write a crap romance

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Post by humblebee » Sat Oct 06, 2007 16:49

Another predictable defeat for us.

When did we last keep a clean sheet? It feels like years ago.

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Post by humblebee » Sat Oct 06, 2007 16:55

Not only that... Hull got a last-minute equaliser and Bastard Fucking Piece Of Shit Franchise Bastard won to extend their lead at the top.

It's one of those days when you feel giving up.

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Post by Trev » Sat Oct 06, 2007 18:47

Hangover put pay to my footie trip today. Damn beer. Wished I'd gone now - as the Swans whipped Orient 5-0.

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