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

  1. Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

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    Leicester became the first team to be last on Christmas day one year then top the league on Christmas day next year. Also, only one or two teams in the last 10 seasons or so failed to win the Premier League after being on top on Christmas. Slippy G caused one of those exceptions.
    Honestly I thought that nothing will top the Atletico 2013/14 success but if Leicester win they will raise the bar much much higher. Wish I could say that the only hard teams remaining for them are Arsenal and Manchester United, but in the EPL upsets happen more often than in any other league. Leicester being in this position pretty much sums it up.
     
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    This would trump Denmark's success at the 1992 Euro's. A championship they entered only because Yugoslavia were banned from taking part. Quite remarkable that they are playing such good football too.
     
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    Liverpool 2 Sunderland 2

    Another poor performance really, can't fault Klopp of course because this is not his team, the league is essentially a write-off now, hope we go all out for the cups and the Europa League, who knows, I'd more then welcome a repeat of 2000/1 ;)

    I was at the game and the atmosphere was toxic from the very first minute, some lads in the back end of the Kop tried their best as always though.

    As for walking out in the 77th minute, I fully understand the purpose under that, BUT in my opinion they should have arranged it better. You go to the ground to support your team, until the very end. We saw how all this affected the team in the last 10 minutes or so! I personally didn't walk out but don't get me wrong, £77 for a ticket is a ******* disgrace.

    P.S. I'm loving Leicester!

    Very strange really! According to his interviews, he wanted to play in England and was desperate to prove his worth to the Brazilians! Well, I guess if he chooses money over his career im delighted that we didn't get him in the first place - feels like we dodged a bullet and for £38m a fairly expensive one!

    Agreed with the majority of your points, especially Ranieri is a revelation, I didn't rate him. Fair play, Claudio :p

    Sod off with that.
     
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    Did I hit a nerve there? Sorry. :p
     
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    Just never mention it again and we'll be alright. :p

    Are you a bluenose? Or a manc? Surely one of them, they are obsessed with Gerrard. :rolleyes:;)
     
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    No problem, Gerrard is not on my despise list at all.

    My name tells it all. ;)
     
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    Fair enough then! :)

    Oh and yeah just spotted that lol I think I need a good nap:p
     
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    After watching a football game live, I would probably do that too. :p
     
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    I remember Tomas Brolin goating during the euro 1992 tournament.
     
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    Leicester looking like winning the title, Chelsea in a relegation battle, Mourinho going to Man Utd and Guardiola to City.. madness.

    At least we can rely on Arsenal coming up short, nice to have some normality to keep us grounded ;)
     
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    A lot of peak perfromances in that Sweden team, no doubt.
     
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    Let's talk about Leicester for real, though. What are their chances? How will they cope with the same key players having to perform at the very limit of their abilities?
     
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    I think they are the favorites by a small percentage. I don't believe nearly as much as others do in City. As I always say, they have an unbalanced team and that hurts them a lot.
    Arsenal is Arsenal.
    I barely watched Tottenham this season and don't know what to think about them. I would place them as the second
    No one else has a chance .
     
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    I don't think Leicester can win, just a gut instinct that says the Premier league isn't that kind of league (Kingsman reference).

    I think manshittie or arsenal will win and my beloved ManYoo won't make Europe.
     
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    Got to agree. There's usually a team up there past the midway point, granted it's usually pushing for a Champions League spot before falling away in the last few months, not actually challenging for the title like Leicester, but still.. they usually fall away and Leicester will probably do the same.

    Man City would be my bet at this point.
     
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    If Perez was our president, Van Gaal would have been sacked 10 times by now.
     
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    Wasn't great was it :p Didn't get to see the match but judging by the highlights, Sunderland were all over you!
    I'm enjoying this season, Chelsea mid table, United struggling to create a couple of chances, shame we are not much better...
     
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    No Klopp out chants yet? :p
     
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    At least I can find a consolation in the double we achieved over Liverpool. :p
    Poor performance today, but it is nothing new. Most of the matches this season we were slow and predictable. When we do shine, then there is like a month long wait for another moment like that.
    Oh well, with Klopp you might achieve something in the near future. ;)
    Next fixture is against Arsenal at home, hopefully we will be of some use and help Leicester. :D
     
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    I take it you're a United fan as well? :p And more to the point I always support our manager, I did it during the last days of Rafa & Brendan even though the majority of the ground wanted them out and even booed the team. The only exception is Hodgson, what a ***** he is.
    You're clutching at straws there:p

    And yeah fingers crossed about Leicester,im with ya there really hope they go on to win it, would be sensational.:)
     
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    I supported Moyes. Van Gaal is now on course to have worse results than him despite spending a fortune. Moyes only bought Fellaini and his side even managed to make the Bayern machine sweat. Now we couldn't pass one of easier CL groups. My point in the end is if Moyes was sacked after less than a year, Van Gaal should not be given more than two years, especially not after how much was spent. And I am certainly not going wild for the Jose possibility, any change is welcome tbh.
    Yes it would. I thought Atletico's triumph in 2013/14 won't be bettered soon, but this would definitely be a bigger sensation. :)
     
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    Yeah I agree with everything you said there. I don't believe that Moyes is a bad manager, going form the bitters to United, succeeding one of the most successful managers in the country would have been very tough for any manager in the world. As you said he even gave Bayern a run for their money, I think you got a draw away to Munich that season?

    LvG has spent more then £300m and the results don't lie, but the most worrying thing is the performances. United won't get top4 I'm certain of this and if you lot don't win EL I can't see him staying another season.

    As for Leicester, I can only think of Greece 2004 really, at least the last 15 years (when football pretty much turned into business).
     
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    Maybe the FA Cup would save him too considering we are on a drought for over a decade in that competition. However seeing him still here, nothing would surprise.
    No, we drew in Manchester and took the lead in Munich. Sadly Bayern responded very quickly to that.
    Greece 2004 was a huge upset, but I always found their game ugly for some reason. Leicester meanwhile are not like that IMO. Especially their victory against City last week was marvelous. I haven't seen them so outclassed at Etihad in EPL since Chelsea defeated them in 2013/14 and we did in 2012/13.
     
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    How about Roy Evans?

    I am a Manchester United fan. In the 80's, David Moyes would have been given time, but, he wouldn't have been following our greatest manager, so who knows? Always seemed like it was an impossible situation for him. Come on feel the Moyes.

    I definitely believe that not everybody can be wrong. The LVG style has hindered the performance. If we do attack, we become more exposed, so it is just seems like weird tactics. So rigid. In football manager, they would be set to ultra rigid. I can't be having that. I need the free flowing, all out attack. :p
     
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    Greece were bowling shoe ugly in 2004. Not that it matters, but yeah.

    It is a new age of shocks and surprises now. Northern Ireland have made it, but I'm not going anywhere near it. I don't want to be stuck with my mates at a football competition. I don't drink.
     
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    I'm not sure about the FA cup, sure it's a trophy but the minimum target would have been CL qualification at the start of the season, and the only realistic way United can achieve this is by winning the EL. I would be shocked if you don't qualify for the CL and he's still there come next summer.

    Oh right I was sure you got a draw in the first leg, thought it was away.

    Agreed about Greece, their football wasn't pretty that much is clear, and tbf they got pretty lucky in the semis against the Czechs. Leicester have been playing wonderful, counter-attacking football, not only this season but last season too (you sure remember the 5-3 game against United, mental), it's a joy to watch!

    Agreed that Leicester outclassed them, but you seem to forget our 4-1 win there not long ago! Against Chelsea (2013/14), id say they were tactically outclassed more then anything, Cheslea didn't create a lot of chances, Ivanovic scored their goal but fair enough they defended brilliantly. The one against United (2012/13) was the first Manchester derby of van Persie and he scored the winner with a free kick but again I wouldn't say you outclassed them that day. I'm not being biased now but really I don't remember someone else going to City and playing like we did this season, at least post-2008 (when the Arabs took over). It could have easily been 7-1 or 8-1 if not for Hart.

    P.S. Add to the list Arsenals win there last season. Like the Chelsea win, Wenger got Pelegrinis number that day, it was brutal because City couldn't even create any half-decent chances.
     
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    I think BVB will take EL.

    Yes I completely forgot the recent Liverpool win, my bad. I remember that a few years ago City were almost unbeatable at home which is one of main reasons why I mentioned those two results. Our 2-3 win ended their unbeaten home run in EPL that lasted for almost 2 full years. No sweeter victory than that one happened ever since. And I was referring to the tactical outclassing, great defending and clinical attack. The Chelsea win over them really impressed me since it was not typical bus Mourinho. They went for the second, hit the woodwork more than once after the Iva goal IIRC, but also defended very well. I missed the Arsenal match against them though.
     
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    It was different during the 90s, you wouldn't see anyone booing the team or saying "xxx out" out after a few bad results/performances. At least not in Liverpool. Roy was like Brendan in that he had enormous respect for the club & the fans, and he was a nice man but his team was very inconsistent and that was what cost him his job (although he remained at the club for years after).

    That's what I said about Moyes, he was a dead man walking from the time he was appointed, you could see during his interviews that he knew that himself.

    I hate that managers are not given enough time to prove themselves (look at Clement & Derby) but that's modern football for ya...
     
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    Midtjylland will knock United out.
     
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    Yeah, Dortmund are looking good apparently (don't watch the German league). They should be the favorites along with Napoli.

    Agreed about the others yeah, I remember that, City had an amazing record at home, Arsenal game was 0-2 but as I said they were in complete control for the whole game, Wenger got his tactics right for once:p
     
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    Leicester didn't deserve that. :(:(:(
     

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