The (Un) Official Football thread

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:01 pm

Ghost wrote:People always say that without Wenger Arsenal would be mid table which maybe true but there are examples of teams that change managers achieving more success.


This is the bit that gets me, Arsenal are in the same position as Spurs, L'pool, Everton and maybe Utd (once the debts start racking up) in that you have a big enough budget to challenge the top of the Prem but only if you spend it wisely. Wenger has that down to a fine art, been top 4 consistently for over a decade but that's only because he and his team have been smart with their academy/transfers.

Take Wenger out the picture and look at the other teams, finding a manager who can find success doing that balancing act is the issue. We've only hit the right balance since Poch has been appointed, L'pool are a bit erratic and as a result splurge money on crap who do little to help be near the top 4, Everton always seem to hovering around but never seem to crack it for sustained periods and Utd just seem to throw money at it and have stumbled around since Fergie left. All 4 teams went through a few managers until they found the right person or in the case of a few teams are still looking.

If Arsenal get rid of Wenger I can see the same happening to them, the new manager will get a large warchest, they'll blow it on a few big names as a sign of intention but they'll struggle and everyone panics and throws yet more money at it, nowt changes then the managers out the door for having wasted X amount and the cycle repeats with a new manager.

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:15 am

Really don't know how to feel about Leicester right now :lol:

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:23 am

aaaaaaaaannnd Karanka's gone

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Jobdone » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:06 pm

Weird little squad coming out of Southgate.

Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster (Southampton), Joe Hart (Torino, on loan from Man City), Tom Heaton (Burnley).

Defenders: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Man Utd), Michael Keane (Burnley), Luke Shaw (Man Utd), Chris Smalling (Man Utd), John Stones (Man City), Kyle Walker (Tottenham).

Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham), Michail Antonio (West Ham), Ross Barkley (Everton), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Man Utd), Jake Livermore (West Brom), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Nathan Redmond (Southampton), Raheem Sterling (Man City), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).

Strikers: Jermain Defoe (Sunderland), Marcus Rashford (Man Utd), Jamie Vardy (Leicester)

Mostly surprised by the midfielders, Livermore/Ward-Prowse/Lingard seem a bit out of nowhere. Bunch of young, unfancied players, especially considering it's Germany first.

Actually a little bit excited to see how it goes, been a while since we've had some odd picks in the england squad.
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Ghost » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:35 pm

houston4044 wrote:Really don't know how to feel about Leicester right now :lol:


They have nice bums I think.
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Ghost » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:36 pm

houston4044 wrote:Really don't know how to feel about Leicester right now :lol:


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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Ghost » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:36 pm

Double bums.
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:21 pm

Well Joey Barton has effectively just got a lifetime ban. :D
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:14 pm

West Ham and Newcastle in probe for dodgy dealings shock :rolleyes:

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Sun May 07, 2017 5:53 pm

Great final day in the Championship

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Sat May 13, 2017 8:56 pm

Apparently Middlesbrough fans were telling the referee to send off one of their players. :lol:
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Tue May 16, 2017 3:52 pm

Team of the year picks anyone? Starting XI and a bench. Mine would look something like this.

GK| Thibaut Courtois
RB| Antonio Valencia
CB| Seamus Coleman
CB| Gareth McAuley
LB| Marcos Alonso
RW| Joshua King
MF| Delle Alli
MF| Alexis Sanchez
LW| Eden Hazard
FW| Romelu Luakaku
FW| Zlatan Ibrahimovic

GK| Tom Heaton
RB| Cesar Azplicueta
CB| Eric Bailly
MF| Christian Eriksen
MF| Gylfi Sigurdsson
MF| N'Golo Kante
FW| Harry Kane
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Jobdone » Thu May 18, 2017 10:13 pm

Kane at target for the golden boot in spite of his injury. What a beast.
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Tet » Fri May 19, 2017 11:38 am

Matty_the_Emo_Slayer wrote:Team of the year picks anyone? Starting XI and a bench. Mine would look something like this.

GK| Thibaut Courtois
RB| Antonio Valencia
CB| Seamus Coleman
CB| Gareth McAuley
LB| Marcos Alonso

Ha ha ha. Ha ha ha ha ha....

Goals conceded this season:

25 - Spurs
29 - Man Utd
32 - Chelsea
39 - Man City
41 - Everton
42 - Liverpool
43 - Arsenal

Yet you don't include a Spurs goalkeeper or defender in your team of the year? I'll have some of whatever drugs you're on!
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Jobdone » Fri May 19, 2017 8:24 pm

Tet wrote:
Matty_the_Emo_Slayer wrote:Team of the year picks anyone? Starting XI and a bench. Mine would look something like this.

GK| Thibaut Courtois
RB| Antonio Valencia
CB| Seamus Coleman
CB| Gareth McAuley
LB| Marcos Alonso

Ha ha ha. Ha ha ha ha ha....

Goals conceded this season:

25 - Spurs
29 - Man Utd
32 - Chelsea
39 - Man City
41 - Everton
42 - Liverpool
43 - Arsenal

Yet you don't include a Spurs goalkeeper or defender in your team of the year? I'll have some of whatever drugs you're on!


I can understand Lloris, cos he's had fuck all to do.

But no walker or toby or rose or verts is nuts.
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