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

  1. skip1969

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    i'm bumping this thread, though i've absolutely nothing to say about this past weekend's football, as i don't really tune in for friendlies.

    i will say that i'm really diggin' the new England kit, though.
     
  2. SempreSami

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    Aye, less is more.
     
  3. NickC

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    For me, it's alright. I think it is a bit bland, IMO. I like the idea that returning to the classics is the new way forward, which is a good thing, look at Sweden's new kit, that one is absolutely top notch, minus the area near the neck. I would have liked it if that was the new England shirt, just with England's colors.
     
  4. skip1969

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    i'm wondering if it will stay that simple for the wc. i mean, with just the name and number on the back. there was no number on the front, or on the shorts. but i wonder if there is some fifa rule that requires it.
     
  5. VillaVilla

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    Count me in.
    EPL: Liverpool FC for the premiership in 08/09
    A-LEAGUE: My home team Sydney FC!

    And go the aussies in the ODIs.
     
  6. Cesc Fabregas

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    Thank god the international break is over proper football is back. Arsenal are gunna hammer City today wont be a contest can't wait to see the look on that muppet Hughes face.
     
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    I just found this thread. So I am signing up.

    Red Star Belgrade - Serbian league.
     
  8. Breaker

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    We will see, just hope that Robinho doesn't rip your defence to shreds like last time.

    Unfortunately Superman Ireland is out injured but that leaves a spot open for Robbie or Elano to step in for this one, Bojinov coming back to full fitness is great as well.

    1-2 to CITY! (Robinho, SWP) (Arshavin)
     
  9. Cesc Fabregas

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    You where saying Breaker, good game from Arsenal dominated from start to finish City are a very poor side.
     
  10. Breaker

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    We aren't poor (as your lot found out earlier this season..3-0 ring any bells?), just not top 4 quality. Wasn't expecting Ad****or to be back and he handled Dunne well with two class goals. Robinho actually played well and we had chances to even it up with the open chance for Gelson as well as Richards but didn't convert.

    We're saving our away win for Old Trafford anyway :)
     
  11. Feña14

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    Unlucky Shearer! Lampard ripped them to pieces.
     
  12. Cesc Fabregas

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    I hope he takes them down.
     
  13. Feña14

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    Me too.

    I thought it was funny all the crazy Chelsea fans who made the long trip kept singing "When Wise went up, to lift the FA Cup we were there! We were there!"

    Just what they wanted to hear when they were 2-0 down ;)
     
  14. Feña14

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    So, on the day it looks like Manchester United will make a big effort to bring in Ribery, Chelsea are linked with..... Adam Johnson :|

    We've fallen behind this year and are looking to bring in the likes of Adam Johnson? Oh dear.
     
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    Adam Johnson, A player even Rangers decided they didn't want to bid for :|
     
  16. SempreSami

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    Great goal from Macheda, took it well for a 17 year old. This on the back of a hat-trick for the reserves earlier in the week.
     
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    Caught a bit of the match on TV. Poor Newcastle.

    Me too. A club with as delusional fans as Newcastle might need a few years in the Championship to show that they're not a massive club like everyone says they are. Hell, Manchester City is a bigger, more stable club than Newcastle, and that's saying something.

    Who's Adam Johnson? Never heard of the lad. And when the hell are Chelsea going to step it up, grow a pair, break the bank and sign David Villa? I'm waiting for a new big-name signing, Chelsea hasn't had one in a while and it would be nice to see that. Hell, I don't remember this summer where a big name player signed for a team in England! I don't care who it is, just a big name player, for a big club.
     
  18. NickC

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    Saw the highlights. He's only 17? Woah. And do you know where he's from? Anyway, the boy's got a good future if he keeps this up, that's for sure.
     
  19. Breaker

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    How much do you reckon Ferguson paid off Riley to have those 5 minutes stoppage time?

    good goal though
     
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    You needed five minutes of non-existant stoppage time to get out of Division 2 in 1999. :roll:
     
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    You need ****e refs like Riley to pull through tough games. 9 penalties in 17 matches at the swamp says it all.
     
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    He's from Italy. He's been at UTD since he was 13 though.
     
  23. SempreSami

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    Eh? He joined from Lazio in '07.
     
  24. Feña14

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    He's an England under 21 wide player at Middlesbrough... scored 2 goals in nearly 70 appearances for them :|

    To be fair he does have a bit of talent and he is still very young but I don't think anyone really expects him to ever be top 4 quality.
     
  25. SempreSami

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    All English refs are ****e, we need to look at Bundesliga refs who are so full of themselves that they treat both teams with equal contempt.

    Talking of the Bundesliga, Wolfsburg battered Bayern and my hero Grafite scored a cracking goal.
    http://www.101greatgoals.com/videodisplay/2319272/
     
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  26. Feña14

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    I saw the goal, scary good! Barcelona shouldn't have too many problems with them, especially as I believe Ribery, Lahm, Klose and Lucio are all struggling with injuries.

    Talking about Champions League.. any thoughts about tonights games? All the talk in the build up seems to of been about Hulk, but it's Lisandro they have to watch out for imo.
     
  27. Breaker

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    True, and that goal was great Brazilian class all around.

    Anyone see the two goals in the Arsenal/Villareal match? Senna's was a cracker and Ad****or's was great as well.

    As for United..well, they've been lucky with back passes last couple of games it seems but Porto have the advantage now, it'll be interesting to see how they play at home - if they go for the scoreless draw it'll almost certainly mean disaster.

    Let's all just hope Porto can hold it together and end the 'perfect season' once and for all.
     
  28. Cesc Fabregas

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    Anyone see Ad****or's overhead tonight a beauty! United are going out to Porto as well top night all round.
     
  29. SempreSami

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    Played like toss and fell asleep after going ahead, hopefully something like Milan - Bayern in 07 happens.
     
  30. SempreSami

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    Aaaaaaaaand Bayern are getting pwned by Barça, 4-0 before half time and should be moar.

    Messi is the best player in the world, no discussion necessary.

    Chelsea currently 3-1 up at Analfailed, at least one Ivanovic is on the money. ;)
     
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  31. Feña14

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    What can I say? Absolutely destroyed them!

    If Drogba had his shooting boots on in the first half it could of been 5 easily.

    Hiddink's tactics were spot on, Essien sacrificed himself and stuck to Gerrard like glue, Lampard also sacrificed himself by pressing Alonso and they just couldn't cope with it.

    Malouda actually looked good, Kalou was fantastic... hopefully more of the same next week! :)
     
  32. Cesc Fabregas

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    Messi is out of this world.
     
  33. Breaker

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    Today we were lucky to get away with only a 3-1 defeat at Hamburg, could have been hammered if not for having Given in goal. Richards was at fault for many of their attacks for being lazy and not tracking back after making runs whilst our other fullback (Garrido) clearly is just not a good defender, Bridge being out really hurt us.

    That being said, class goal from Ireland and we haven't lost at home in months. 2-0 is what we need and hopefully we can pull it off. Hamburg are class but can be taken out. Come on City..
     
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    You know the transfer window is closing in when...

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/article2370888.ece

    £40m from Chelsea? It's not impossible but it seems like they're going to turn this whole thing into a media circus of Chelsea v. City on who's trying to sign big stars.

    Sad thing is the influences on what other fans think such as Wenger and company will come out blasting moves like this when it's only speculation and in all likelihood is just in preliminary stages. Funny how the media is...
     
  35. Feña14

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    Big day tomorrow!

    How will Liverpool cope after their battering on Wednesday? They're also without Gerrard most likely. Man Utd are without Ferdinand and Sunderland is always a bit of a tricky place to go. Chelsea are full of confidence but playing a very unpredictable side who have quality in the form of Davies, Taylor, Cahill, Jaaskelainen etc...

    Could be another huge weekend in the League.
     
  36. Breaker

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    Haha uhh...what is going on with Chelsea? Wasn't this game over a while ago?
     
  37. Feña14

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    Never in doubt!
     
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    Tennis_soccer3- Liverpool- EPL

    I'm pretty sure we are going to get another chance to take the title and blow it.
     
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    kiko MACEDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  40. SempreSami

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    *Macheda >_>
     
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    Manutd better beat Porto on wednesday.
     
  42. NickC

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    Without a doubt. I saw the entire match on ESPN2 the other day and Messi was downright fabulous. And to think, he's not even 23 yet... When he hits his prime in a few years, he'll be unstoppable and just god-like on the pitch (except in Bolivia!).

    Let's all laugh at Loserpool! Essien was excellent, but I think Drogs could have done so much more, my grandmother could have scored with some of the chances he missed! I do agree about the tactics, though, Gerrard was totally shut down and Torres is useless when he's got nobody to give him the ball. I disagree about FloMo, he looked OK but nothing special, and there was a lot to be desired of his performance. Kalou was good, TBH, which I never thought I'd say.

    However, the most glaring and obvious observation I took is that Essien NEEDS TO GET FORWARD AND SHOOT! For god's sake, he's got a great shot and awesome playmaking ability. Why he never uses either is completely beyond me.

    Won't happen. Porto will throw 11 men behind the ball and dare United to break them down, which won't happen. Ronnie can't do it all on his own, IMO.
     
  43. Feña14

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    Essiens job was to stick to Gerrard and he did it brilliantly. I remember the 2006 FA Cup final where Reo-Cokers job was to not leave Gerrards side, he did it well but Gerrard managed to break free and score, and then in injury time when West Ham were 3-2 up and Gerrard dropped deep, Reo-Coker left him to go back and help his defence cling on.. what happened next?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h5er4piAfI&feature=related

    So thats probably why Essien didn't get forward. I thought Malouda was pretty good, 2 of the goals came from his crosses afterall! :)
     
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    I just have to say watching Liverpool and Chelsea right now...thank the lord for Shay Given.
     
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    Come on Chelsea. Beat the scouse bas tards!
     
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    Lamps just hit one. That's 3-2 for the Blues, and 6-3 on aggregate. Another great day for Stevie the scouse and the rest of his team of thugs. Champions league triumph? No. Premier League triumph? Not looking like this they won't. And I can't wait to see Porto stomp all over United tomorrow. That'll be brilliant.
     
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    4-4 Liverpool Chelsea.
     
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    this was an epic match, one of the best i have ever seen.
     
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    I think Ashley Cole got the card so he wouldn't have to mark Messi next match.

    Barcelona-Chelsea will be a spectacle to watch, that's for sure.
     
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    Quite the match, well done to the one that looks like the fellow in my avatar for ensuring that self-pity city went out.
     

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