Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Ross K, Aug 10, 2008.
That really was a nightmare.
Joe Hart didn't have the best debut for Torino.
''His day started inauspiciously after the Torino team sheet named him as John Hart, although that may have been because his full name is Charles Joseph John Hart.''
Chelsea drop points, but still manage to get the draw.
City title to lose. jinx**
The Chelsea game was crazy! Fer and Amat should of been sent off 3-4 teams each! Then there second goal, Fer (already on his 3rd final warning) managed to foul Cahill.. Twice in the same movement hahah.
Entertaining stuff and a great end to the game though.
This CL started with a 7-0 win over Celtic. Hat trick from Messi, brace from Suarez and one goal each from Neymar and Iniesta.
Pity we didn't play like that against Alaves.
That moment when you are more interested in the Europa League than the Champions League.
What happened to Manchester City's match?
Probably a better side than Celtic though, Alaves I expect. Although obviously Barcelona well capable of doing that to Alves, not the Alves of 2001 I imagine? Plus Brendan Rodgers is never going to do the sort of performance a Celtic team would need to have a chance of anything. A negative miserly defence. Coaching defences not his strong point. Never has been, probably never will be.
Surely just gonna be reserves though isn't it? Can't imagine Mourinho taking it that seriously given how he's talked about it in the past. Although it wouldn't be the first time he'd been a hypocrite, although this time I think he will not.
Play was suspended due to rain. Seen that one somewhere before.
Watched the Arsenal PSG match. Arsenal so lucky to get a draw from that, looked poor today for me well taken goal though by the Sanch. Their route to the last 16 made a good start. Potentially even the quarter finals!
That was an impressive Champions League night, we got to see 28 goals.
Including 3 from Kun!
No messing about like some previous City teams.
Leicester off to a good start.
Mahrez hasn't done much but Vardy seems to be working his way into form. Losing Kante seems to have really hampered their defense so far.
Today we got ourselves the fastest goal in Europa League history. Jan Sykora scored for Liberec against Qarabag away after only 10,9 seconds. Never heard of any of those names, but the assist provider for the goal is well known though - Milan Baros.
The fcuk was that?!
A tribute to last season. I don't know.
To use a Liverpool expression. That was ****ing boss. Well done lads!
Held it together well when Chelsea got it back to 2-1, although they never looked like doing much even though they scored. Good first half performance from Liverpool.
But Chelsea are still title contenders and nailed on top 4, right?
Geez that was ugly, could possibly be our worst performance this calendar year. And that's saying something!
City running away with it already?
From what I remember they started the previous season with several wins as well but barely got to Champions League in the end, that should be a good lesson for them.
This isn't La Liga.
haha of course. It would be rude for me to expect anything less, although it is not looking good. That is just going by last night. I don't watch much Chelsea, but you summed up what I was thinking. Ugly. Would be hard to be play much worse.
It's been the same this season as we had last year. We came back to win the first two games, but recently we've reverted back to what we've been the last 20 months. We seem to have a mixture of incredibly skilful players, a few tanks with a turning radius to match, but no footballers who know the art of winning games of football (Terry aside and he's 74).
I said when Mourinho won the title with this lot that it was an incredible, under appreciated feat. He had a good go at trying install some effectiveness to their highly skilled abilities, and we saw how they reacted to his efforts... They started a clear out of the management team after that, it really should of been the players themselves who payed for it.
I'd rather see a bunch of hard working journeymen of average skill fight for 8th than these lot with all the skill in the world meander all season and finish 6th/7th.
Mwahahaha. At Camp Nou too.
Yeah, when you use the wallet to build a team sometimes you run the risk of it not having a soul. All most of these players are is mercenaries. Then sometimes magic happens, and a team of journeymen like you said really click, and they become a great team with soul. But nowadays it's mostly the former.
5-1 win away against Leganes. Messi, Suarez and Neymar have all scored for the first time in the same away game.
Still, good luck to any team who wants to outperform City in this season's Premier League.
Yeah, yeah, Pep is God. Bow down to the king.
I'd rather wait for May to see who is the EPL God.
I hope we are waiting until May, unless United go on a glorious run. Just have to see how City do when the going gets tough. Right now they are on fire.
I'm not sure about Liverpool. I was thinking there was reason to be optimistic before the season began. Mainly because they have Klopp from the beginning. Not sure if they can challenge for the title yet.
Teams in the Premier League are hardly ever on fire for too long. I am sure there will be twists.
Liverpool seem to find the big games easier to win, they are a weird case.
Yeah, long way to go, but I am impressed.
Just saw an article on Sky Sports, this is Pep best ever start. 8 games in total, 8 wins, 25 scored and 4 conceded.
Well, that was another nightmare.
That was a foul on your player in the buildup to their first goal.
I think it's better when you guys aren't overhyped. These few losses should make you stronger.
Mental weakness apparently that's Man Utd's problem. His go-to excuse you could say.
A bad case of outplayeditis, nothing to do with signing an attacking midfielder for 100 million then playing him as a defensive midfielder to accommodate a long time past it striker, lucky it was just 3-1 to be honest. So much for being such a special manager.
Although playing out of position one can still do well, stats about James Milner before Pogba signed having equal or better stats. But he's another man playing out of position, and absolutely owning it at left back.
Kind of suspected it before and recent weeks have only reinforced my belief that City are going to walk it this season, hopefully Liverpool can push them close though.
A bad case of outplayeditis lol Very good. Wont even take 3 years for him to leave this time, right? And he is such a special manager. None of those trophies were just handed to him. Rome not built in one day, etc. He can prove his greatness at United. Not ready to hang him yet.
Woeful performance against Watford, though, of course they deserved it since they won, but I don' t think we would have deserved a draw, so I feel like it was a fair result.
Finally getting on the Rooney out bandwagon. He offers nothing apart from his name right now.
BT sports studio was funny. They have signed Paul Scholes up to torture him.
Some of us are enjoying it.
Not a bad weekend like
Got myself ticket for Derby tomorrow, first away of the season,absolutely buzzing.
Almost perfect weekend, if not for the Ronald Koeman revolution continuing. Everton for the title.
Who knows frankly, he has been a very good manager though. Signs of losing his way a bit though in recent times. His love affair with Rooney going back to when he wanted to sign him for Chelsea when he was already past it then signs that his judgement maybe isn't what it was. But yeah, obviously far too early to judge yet.
Yeah indeed, personally think he's been past it for a while, reckon that's why Fergie was looking at getting rid of him in his last season.
Enjoy that mate? Pretty good performance, nice to see. Crowd sounded in good voice.
I've heard Mourinho is rubbing a few of the players up the wrong way and both he and his family are struggling to settle in Manchester. Probably mostly paper talk and it doesn't come as a surprise to me, they hyped his arrival up so much in the summer, now the season has started they're desperate for him to fail! It was the same both times at Chelsea.
It's a little concerning things haven't really started well though, he's always got off to a flier with his previous clubs.
Mutiny in the dressing room, allegedly. Mourinho hates wingers and younglings. Now the league cup match later becomes the most important match of the season.
Yeah well I have suspected for a while that his powers are on the wane. Think his time at Madrid has affected him, even though he had a good first two seasons at Chelsea he seemed a bit more unhinged this time round. Last season it all blew up and this season hasn't started perfectly for him. One difference is he used to say ridiculous things to take the pressure off his players, now he's roasting them in public. Change of tactic and doesn't tend to be very effective most of the time unless it's used sparingly.
Lucky it's Northampton, do well to lose to them, although I do remember a certain ex-England manager losing against Northampton in Round 3 of the League cup. Didn't turn out too well for him.
Don't think he had access to this though.
That's why I was concerned about his appointment. Even if it had gone well for a year or two (and it still might), very often the mess left behind takes years to get back to some level of normality.
This was a chance for Man Utd to work towards getting back to what they were, whatever short term success they have will be offset in the years after imo.
Hopefully Rooney isn't on tonight, no doubt he will assist a couple and keep his place in the team for the rest of the season. Not that he can ever be dropped anyway.
What does this guy have hanging over people? What the hell? Even Red Nev is getting in on the protecting Wayne act.
Yep that's quite annoying if I'm honest. Here's hoping they fade away as soon as it gets tougher (although Norwich at home yesterday shouldn't be considered a tough game). You haven't won a trophy you haven't won a trophy you haven't won a trophyyy since 1995.
Yes mate, was brilliant. Proper away day that, ground was decent as well and close to the train station. Some lads near us set off pyro after each goal, great scenes. Mate took this pic (right after the third goal I think).
Hoping for Preston or Leeds away now or Man United at home (if they manage to scrape through Northampton that is ).
Oh forgot to add, Derbys home support was non existent, besides the Gerrard song (you know which one) and the sign on rubbish, they had absolutely nothing.
The one and Only, Wayne Rooney, the Legend.
Nine changes in the starting line-up...
...and Rooney isn't one of them.
Looks good man, yeah must say I could mostly only hear the Liverpool fans on the stream I was watching, Not in the best of form by the looks of things Derby so guess the mood isn't that good. Never changing last night of course.
Looking like an if at the moment, 1-1 at half time. Notice last time Northampton were in the third round they knocked out Hodg's Liverpool on pens. Imagine if that happens tonight..... Looks a fairly strong Man Utd side that he'd put out too.
Didn't get your wish it seems.
Hear on Match of the Day last weekend? Trevor Sinclair was saying he should play but as a holding midfielder, because his passing is good. These people get paid for this, unbelievable really.
Finally Real Madrid slip up after 12 consecutive league wins at the end of last season and 4 opening wins this season. Their top spot is safe after matchday 5 however.
Hard to believe that Real didn't score the second goal.
Oh well, let's see if Barca can beat Atletico and close the gap.
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