The (Un) Official Football thread

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby kurrupo » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:16 am

Looks like Pards is on his way out after yet another defeat. As a West brom season ticket holder I was thrilled when pulis was sacked. It's absolutely soul destroying paying to watch his brand of football for a prolonged period of time. You can put up with the style if you're winning, but as soon as the results dry up it becomes thoroughly depressing. However, we managed to replace him with one of the most tactically inept, uninspiring managers I've ever seen. The football is better but the results have managed to become even worse! Add to that the embarrassment of the taxi saga and this is just one season of never-ending misery which I'll be glad to see the back of. Need to start preparing for the championship and hope we can bounce straight back. Though that is a lot easier said than done these days.

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:40 am

Skippy wrote:I feel bad for Arsenal. They were pretty much how I thought a Premier League club should be run - they mostly made their own money and consistently did very well with young home grown players. Yes, these days they can't compete with the money of Man City, United and Chelsea (and I think that's a problem the FA needs to address). They've become a joke unfairly now I think, it's not like they've ever been in any danger of even finishing outside the European places. Granted, they've started to panic a bit, stopped planning and just wasting money, plus Tottenham kind of do what they did better, but I still think the whole thing is a bit overblown.


As a Spurs fan *sharp intake of breath and looks away from keyboard* I actually like how Wenger does things :eyes: Like you say, empathizes training up youngsters and when they're surplus sells them for a profit and only occasionally (compared to say City or Chelsea) buys from outside to fill in the gaps rather than rely completely on buying.

Unfairly becoming a joke? Well no, they're just this season's joke (assuming their form picks up next season) remember how Chelsea were the joke when Mouriniho left or Utd last season? Big teams going through a bad patch are always going to be the butt of their rivals jokes, nothing new or unfair.

Kurrupo, what would you say is the cause of WB's position? I see quite a few people solely blame Pulis and Pardew but when I look at your team/recent purchases I would say there lies the problem :?

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby JD_B3E5 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:16 am

Skippy wrote:I feel bad for Arsenal. They were pretty much how I thought a Premier League club should be run - they mostly made their own money and consistently did very well with young home grown players. Yes, these days they can't compete with the money of Man City, United and Chelsea (and I think that's a problem the FA needs to address). They've become a joke unfairly now I think, it's not like they've ever been in any danger of even finishing outside the European places. Granted, they've started to panic a bit, stopped planning and just wasting money, plus Tottenham kind of do what they did better, but I still think the whole thing is a bit overblown.


I feel bad for Leyton Orient. They could've been playing Championship football a few years ago. :|

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:33 pm

I knew someone that thought the Orient Express was a football special. That's actually true and not a joke.


Good news. Everton: Sam Allardyce wants to be 'long-term appointment' :lol:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43331659
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Tet » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:49 pm

A disappointing result, but ultimately, I'm not too unhappy. We acquitted ourselves well against a team that are probably in the top 3 in the world right now. Yes, we should have won, and had the chance to do so. But we didn't take it. So be it. Now we'll just concentrate on the league and the FA Cup and try again next season.
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:23 pm

Tet wrote:A disappointing result, but ultimately, I'm not too unhappy. We acquitted ourselves well against a team that are probably in the top 3 in the world right now. Yes, we should have won, and had the chance to do so. But we didn't take it. So be it. Now we'll just concentrate on the league and the FA Cup and try again next season.


I'm still gutted about it but not ashamed of the result. We gave a good account of ourselves and were in contention over both legs rather than just hanging on throughout. Focus on top 4 and strengthen over the summer to give the CL and the prem a crack next year. If it meant risking the top 4 I wouldn't give much attention to the FA cup, rather another go in the CL than a cup.

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:13 pm

Arsenal showing them how to win in Italy. I would PMSL if they won it. :lol:
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:58 am

First time in a long time a West Ham match was must see tv :lol:

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:53 pm

Week in the life of a Spurs fan

Cons:
Out of Europe
Kane is injured

Pros:
Arsenal fans have to travel to Moscow
Mourinho giving Charlie Sheen a run for his money in the public meltdown department

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:51 am

Russia wants to expel 23 Englishmen.

They just need to wait until June and they will expel themselves. :lol:
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Black Wizard » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:02 pm

Gandalf the Red wrote:Russia wants to expel 23 Englishmen.

They just need to wait until June and they will expel themselves. :lol:

Not all of the British diplomats in Russia are necessarily English. ;)

I'm pretty sure the Russian team will do a good job of expelling themselves from the World Cup. The current squad is nothing like as good as the one from 10 years ago.

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:20 am

Great result yesterday, think we gave a very good account of ourselves and managed to have Chelsea on the back foot for most of the match, showed that we have plenty of goalscorers other than Kane. If we can keep it up and beat Utd at Old Trafford we could even feasibly finish 2nd which is no mean feat this season.

Also just seen that West Brom have sacked Pardew, guess they will try and bed in their manager now and try and hit the championship running next season. Can't see them attracting anyone of merit who could save them from relegation at this point.

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Tet » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:41 pm

houston4044 wrote:showed that we have plenty of goalscorers other than Kane

It's not just that we can score without Kane. It's how we did it. Eriksen's goal and Dele's first were both spectacular.
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:20 am

Tet wrote:
houston4044 wrote:showed that we have plenty of goalscorers other than Kane

It's not just that we can score without Kane. It's how we did it. Eriksen's goal and Dele's first were both spectacular.


For sure, Eriksen is overlooked yet has a habit of scoring some great goals from range.

Got to admit, Chelsea fans have been very entertaining recently, you'd think they were getting relegated with some of the comments I've seen flyig around :lol:

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:56 pm

Yeah it's never nice winning the league one season then making a terrible attempt at retaining the title the next, but the situation's nowhere near as dire as it was for them in 2015-16 or for Leicester last year.
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