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Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Ross K, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. SaunderS

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    But you support bloody Norwich mate. We are currently 7th in the league, higher than you will ever get.
     
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    I never said I supported ****ing Norwich you pie eating twat.
     
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    Im sure you said that a few pages ago. anyway, Gillingham, much better choice. Your mid-table in league 2, we are top half table in the Prem.
     
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    A few years before it all went wrong we were a division above you, not forgetting we beat JJB FC at Wembley in 2000.
     
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    Listen mate, that was then, this is now. Oh no, you have great history! that must mean your great now!
     
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    That's funny, since we don't.
     
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    Haha you two are getting a bit too worked up about Gillingham and Wigan. Although "pie eating twat" made me crack up.
     
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    You cant beat Wigan pies.
     
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    Now what Defoe again back business with Spurs? He just loyal to Redknapp and not totally to the team. Crazy deal.
     
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    Derby eh? Hahahahahhaha.
     
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    I saw that match. They were being totally outplayed and somehow they got lucky.

    EDIT: I thought you were talking about the match with Forest Green Rovers. They beat a near full strength United? Unreal!
     
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    They played well to be fair to them. I'm fully expecting them to get destroyed in the second leg though lol.

    I'm hearing that Defoe's deal is actually quite a way from being completed with a few major sticking points, ranging from the actual fee to various other fees still owed for previous deals and the sell on fee should Tottenham sell Defoe in the coming years. Tottenham will look a bit silly if it doesn't come off after parading Defoe around before the Burnley game ;)
     
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    Haha NC yeah United were embarrassed but still second leg at Old Trafford so still a task to do for the boys if they want to give the rags one less competition to win. Next up, Inter taking them out of Europe and hopefully failing to retain the League this year :). From what I saw I notice that there were few of their trademark City songs in the second half :roll:.

    As for Defoe he's a knob hopefully old 'Arry sweats for a while over this one, though it'd be a crying shame if these two lovebirds couldn't get back together one more time.
     
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    Inter could certainly knock them out of the Champions League, no doubts about it. When Mourinho wants something, he knows exactly what needs to be done in order to get it done.

    I think Man Utd will deffinitley win the league though, Chelsea will play better in the second half of the season but the damage was done in the first half.. Liverpool? They still don't know what it takes to win the title.. this year will be great experience for all their players and they can be realistic contenders next year, but not this, it'll be Man Utd's again.
     
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    TRANSFER UPDATE Blackburn Rovers reject a bid (reported to be in the ballpark of some 13 million pounds) from Manchester City for Roque Santa Cruz.



    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
     
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    How long will it be now? 33 years? :roll:
     
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    They're not going to accept anything under 20 million, Big Sam doesn't want to sell Santa Cruz so it's not really that big a surprise.
     
  18. Ross K

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    new coach required!

    To all squad members,

    Sorry guys but I no longer have the time to properly run this club. If anyone wants to take over - which basically amounts to updating the membership - I've cut and pasted the last membership list (from page 30.) Someone just has to go back over the last 9 or so pages to bring it up to whatever the no. now is and then update as and when ppl ask to join.

    If for no other reason than to wind up those doofheads who started their rival 'The REAL TT Football Club' lately, I sincerely hope someone can take up the job!

    Anyway, here's the last membership list posted:




    The Talk Tennis Football Club

    Our squad so far:


    1. Ross K... Tottenham... (Eng. Prem. lge)
    2. malakas... Panathinaikos (Barca & Juve!)... (Greek lge)
    3. jonnyf... Rangers... (Scot. Prem. lge)
    4. Breaker... Manchester City... (Eng. Prem. lge)
    5. Fena14... Chelsea... (Eng. Prem. lge)
    6. jmverdugo... Mineros de Guayana (Valencia y Man U!)... (Lga Venezolana)
    7. rommil... Cheleas & Bolton... (Eng. Prem. lge)
    8. SempreSami... Manchester Utd... (Eng. Prem lge)
    9. Lionheart... SL Benfica... (Port. S. Liga)
    10. diegaa... River Plate (Ath. Madrid)... (Arg. Liga)
    11. PimpMyGame... ("The Mighty!") Norwich... (Eng. Championship)
    12. Motherwasp... Manchester Utd... (Eng. Prem. lge)
    13. randomguy... River Plate... (Arg. lga)
    14. NicholasCole... Chelsea (lives Mexico)... (Eng. Prem. lge)
    15. DashaandSafin... Man Utd (& FC Seoul)... (Eng. Prem lge)
    16. Loco4Tennis... Boca Jnrs... (Arg. lga)
    17. ZoomUltraflight... Arsenal... (Inter/Man U)... (Eng. Prem lge)
    18. tennis_nerd22... Arsenal... (Eng. Prem. lge)
    19. forzainter... Inter Milan... (Serie A)
    20. my_forehand... Arsenal... (Eng. Prem lge)
    21. alonsin... Real Madrid... (La Liga)
    22. 9000tennis...Aalborg BK... (Danish Championship)
    23. Sir Andrew of Roddick... AC Milan... (Serie A)
    24. J Chang... Arsenal/Watford... (English Prem. Lge)
    25. Teamtomo.. Arsenal... (English Prem. Lge)
    26. mrDamian... Man utd... (English Prem. Lge)
    27. Ronny...Lyon/Man Utd... (le championship/English Prem)
    28. 127mph... AS Roma... (Serie A)
    29. Tofi... Man Utd... (English Prem. Lge)
    30. game set match 46 TIMES!!... Rangers... (SPL)
    31. Storm Holloway... AS Roma... (Serie A)


    Cheers chaps, it's been fun starting up a club where we can all discuss matters relating to the greatest, most popular team sport in the entire world!... good luck with all your teams and all your seasons... adios, arriverci, au revoir, auf weiderzen, ciou, goodbye... (sorry for crappy spellings!)...

    R.

    So then, who wants to be the new TTFC coach
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  19. NickC

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    You're leaving the boards? God help us all.
     
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    You forgot me!
    Saunders - Wigan Athletic.
     
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    SaunderS...If your team nick Kris Boyd...I'll cry :-(
     
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    Dont worry, im sure we can do better with that;) On sunday against spurs at home, we're all gonna sing happy birthday to Heskey. Hopefully that will convince him to stay!:)
     
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    we are after a Columbian, Hugo Rodallega. he looks good. 4.5million. We look to be signing him on the 15th. hope we do!
     
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    Decent player. I've seen him play a few times for Nexaca, the Mexican club he plays for. He can play, that's for sure, but I'm not sure that he'll be able to handle the speed or the ability level of the Premier League. The Mexican league is a bunch of hacks and really physical and dirty. Decent signing but I doubt he'll make an impact like the impact Zaki has made.
     
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    Surely with all the money Pompey have spent in the past few seasons they should be able to afford undersoil heating? It's a requirement after all..
     
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    How does that work? I've never heard of undersoil heating. Does it have something to do with the concrete the pitch is laid on top of?

    And if anything, Pompey have gained money, not spent. I mean, they got money when 'Arry left, they've made some smart moves in the transfer windows, and sold off some players for much more than for what they paid (Defoe, Diarra to name a few)...wouldn't they be richer, as they've probably gained money, not lost it...?
     
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    1-0. what a result. 6 wins out of 7!
     
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    I wake up and Chelsea is already down by two. What a great way to start my day! [/sarcasm]

    UGH.
     
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    I'm not sure of the exact science of the heating but you're probably close it's underneath the grass to prevent snow/ice buildup. Really they should be fined for not having it in their club as this is unacceptable, waste of money for those involved as only about half or less will want to go to the rescheduled midweek game. On the positive side it helps us out as a club since it gives SWP and Robinho another week's rest for their injuries and hopefully gets Hughes a bit more time to work out the transfer situation.

    As for you against the Rags...yeah, I've been watching the second half and it's not pretty. From what I've seen Drogba in particular has been dreadful.
     
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    What a weekend, Benitez does his best Keegan impression and has a positive effect on his players and then the match that just happened.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I thought it was always on the cards, we were either going to knick a win or get hammered (unfortunately it was the latter!).

    Theres a good chance we could just drift for the remainder of the season before a major clear out in the summer. Drogba, Kalou, Malouda, Deco, Ballack and a few others should go. The likes of Moutinho, Hamsik, Lavezzi, Di Maria, Ben Arfa should be looked at as replacements .

    It seems the club want to buy young up and coming players with high re-sale values to freshen things up. With the £12 Million already in the bank from Bridge, getting rid of alot of big names should provide enough money to try and fix things. Next year could be a bit of a transition.
     
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    Rumours goin round sayin Real Madrid want Valencia for 12mil + Saviola. What do you think? Saviola is a great player imo, and 12mil would buy us a new right winger. Bentley isnt lookin too secure at spurs!
     
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    Out of your list on who should go:

    Drogs - get him out, ASAP. He's a waste.
    Kalou - he's absolutely terrible.
    Malouda - why Chelsea never let him go off to Roma in the summer is completely beyond me. Why not ship him back to Lyon in an effort to bring in Benzema?
    Deco - he hasn't been at Chelsea for too long, give him a full season to prove himself. From the looks of things he plays great in the warm weather, but is crap in the winter. Maybe in the coming months he'll get back on form.
    Ballack - send him back to Leverkussen at this time next year, or this summer. He'll spend a season with his first professional club and then retire. He's struggling a bit, but had a great season last year (especially in the second half. Remember that match after Lamps' mom died? Ballack was SUPERB that day)

    Who should Chelsea bring in?

    Mutinho - good player, but I can't see him fitting in at Chelsea. He rejected a move to England before, and he'll do it again, I'm afraid.
    Hamsik - if he doesn't go to Inter or Madrid, Chelsea should go for him. The kid is damn good, and deserves to be at a bigger club. He sure does have the talent.
    Lavezzi - haven't seen much of him but my Argentine buddy says he's one to watch. Apparently he's great on the ball and scores goals for fun. Is that what Chelsea need? I think so.
    Di Maria - think he'd fit in at the Bridge? I can't see it.
    Ben Arfa - this kid simply has it. Easily the most talented player in the world. Fast as hell, wicked shot, and his technical skills are out of this world. But from the looks of things he might be a bit inept to the physicality of the English game. I've seen him play when he was at Lyon, I've seen him play for Marseilles, and I've seen him play for France. The French league is a bit less physical and isn't as fast, nor is there little space for him to operate. I can see him flourishing in Spain, but I just can't see it happening at Chelsea, he's like Ronaldo but not as big, which might not help him out when teams like Bolton or Stoke or Hull do nothing but hack away at the other team.
     
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    I like Deco and he hasn't played as bad as people have been saying, even today he didn't do a whole lot wrong and showed some nice touches. The problem is that we have an old team who don't really have enough hunger or desire at the moment. We can keep one of the older experienced midfielders (Lampard) and Essien + Mikel can stay.. but I think we probably need to get Ballack and Deco out and bring in younger blood.
     
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    Spot on. I think Lamps is done in a year or two, and Essien is only 24 or 25, I think. Still young, but he is really talented, and is probably the best bet for the future. He needs to be the next Lampard, and once Lamps is done Chelsea should look to build their entire squad around him. I think his abilities and skill set really compliment Phil's style of coaching. Look at how he built his teams in 2002 and 2006, and you'll see that the entire system revolves around one player. As someone who can hold, play in the middle of the park, or attack, Essien should be Chelsea's biggest priority in the coming seasons and they should look to build an entire system around him, not build him into a system.
     
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    Yes, exactly! Scolari could do alot worse than have Essien as the main focal point.
     
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    Fena: I watched Napoli play last night against Catania. While it wasn't as beautiful as watching an on-form Brazil play, it was sure great to see an Italian team employ attacking tactics and it was a blast to see Napoli play on the counter-attack. Hamsik (even though he wasn't playing as well as he can) was an absolute joy to watch, he is wicked fast, sprinting in from the left wing off the counter attack and drifting into the middle of the attacking third. He was pretty good on the ball too. His finishing is suspect, as he missed a couple of sitters and missed a penalty as well. However, he was still one of the more dangerous players on the field, as he was running the Catania defense ragged with his pace and agility. He does pass well, too. I likened him to a young Joe Cole but with added speed instead of the finishing ability, but that finishing can be taught, and speed can't. He's got the tools, that's for sure.

    I also saw Lavezzi, who was alright as well. A bit more of a central player; the offensive unit basically revolved around him. He's a fairly big kid, and looked perfect for English football, as even though he wasn't as fast as Hamsik, the Catania defenders couldn't muscle him off the ball, and they were having a tough time trying to contain him when he came in from the right side. He's got some pace, and a great vision for the game. He made a few great passes and he seemed to know where his teammates were even when he wasn't looking; in other words he has a great football IQ and playmaking skill. His finishing is suspect as well, but he had a couple good shots from range (good, but not like Essien good) but that will get better in time. All in all a good player and definitely has the raw talent to make it big time.

    Napoli is a team to watch. I'd like to see them on form, I think they might make the Champions League next season. They're top 4 in the league right now and they're a young team, full of ambition. A few more of smart buys and they're going to be a force to be reckoned with. They're growing through youth and smart business moves (sort of like a hybrid between Villa and Arsenal) and look to be on the way up.


    Bottom line: both of these kids are something special. I suggest Chelsea submitts a 60+ bid for the both of them and maybe send someone the other way. I bet DiSanto would love it if Chelsea got another Argie in their ranks and Hamsik could be the next Joe Cole, and I think he'd work wonders if the midfield was focused around Essien's playmaking ability, and if Lavezzi played a more attacking role than Lamps, he and Essien could work wonders together, as Essien could be a feeder into the attacking third and Lavezzi would have all the space in the world to work with in the attacking third. Give Chelsea these two kids, and a striker in the form of Villa or another wide striker and Chelsea will be THE force to be reckoned with in football, and not just in England, or Europe. And under Big Phil's coaching, a team like that could accomplish unheard of things.
     
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    Sounds like you got it all planned out! ;)

    I don't think it really matters though, looks like Manchester City are so close to getting Kaka in this transfer window! £105 Million and £500,000 a week AFTER TAX :neutral:
     
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    Well, somewhat. What do you think? Does it sound nice, what do you think about it? Do you see any problems? What?

    And they're still going down. Thank the f'ing lord.
     
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    Transfer update:

    AC Milan midfielder Kaka turns down 100 Million pound transfer to Manchester City.




    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
     
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    He said he wouldnt go for billions!
     
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    PMSL, no way in hell. As for Chelsea accomplishing things unheard of...about as much chance as us going down this year.
     
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    You laugh now. That's fine, we'll see in a few years who's laughing :)
     
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    Probably still us, When ManC lose the sheeks' backing because they become disinteressted ;-) and they're left with monumental debts and no success:p
     
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    Oh well, we've been laughed at for 32 years now so whatever comes next comes with a grain of salt. The won't leave any time soon and world class players will come in along with our class players who have been injured all year and really hurt us (Bojinov, Petrov). That combined with the unloading of deadwood like Benjani, Vassel, Ball, and a few others will make for a quality enough side.

    Also, Kaka is not over yet, don't be surprised if he does actually end up at City this window. Can't believe I'm saying this considering 12 months ago I was excited to see someone like Benjani come to the club.
     
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    That's fairly likely. Your lot is 2 points clear of the drop zone. Hell, even Newcastle is above you. That's saying something.

    I'll be laughing in a few years as well; as the only trophy City will be winning with all that money is the League 2 trophy. Maybe League 1 if they're lucky.

    Sorry bro, couldn't resist that one.

    I suggest the Shieks **** off and stop playing fantasy football, and let Hughes build a team. Petrov is class. Elano is class. Bojinov is class. Good squad, but I honestly don't see why Kaka is needed. Obviously the kid has loads of quality but come on, he's not what City need. If you've got cash, go the way of Villa or Chelsea for crying out loud. Hire a manager. Give him money. Let him build a team as he sees fit. If he does badly, fire him and start over. The owner doesn't need to take any part in this. No disrespect to City, but the owners don't need to claim that they're going to buy Kaka, Villa, Ronaldo, Torres, Messi, and other players. City doesn't have that kind of prestige...yet. Give them time to rise up the ranks, which can take time, but it's worth it. Once City are truly a "big club" in every sense of the word, then they can talk about spending 100 Million to buy a player and pay him almost a million dollars US a week to kick a ball. I thought Real Madrid were crazy, but this just takes the cake! If I were in charge at City I'd spend all the money I could on the youngsters and the academy, wait it out for a few seasons, and then start my ascension to the top. Quick fixes rarely work and sadly I can't see it happening with City.





    And speaking of Real Madrid, has anyone heard the news about Calderon? What a joke!
     
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    Place your bets.

    Manchester Utd V Wigan Athletic.
     
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    saunders plz go to the british juniors thread.. :-( u havent been there for a long time
     
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    Dont use this thread to advertise. go away.
     
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    Haha, British Junior feeling left out here ;-)

    Well played Wigan, always starting the match so well :shock::p
     

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