The (Un) Official Football thread

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Beardy » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:14 pm

Just seen that Togo have been banned from the next two African Cup of Nations and fined $50000 for the heinous crime of pulling out of this year's competition after their bus was machine-gunned and several members of their party were killed or injured! Fucking ridiculous!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/footbal ... 489127.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/footbal ... 491477.stm

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby mikeftw » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:20 pm

Beardy wrote:Just seen that Togo have been banned from the next two African Cup of Nations and fined $50000 for the heinous crime of pulling out of this year's competition after their bus was machine-gunned and several members of their party were killed or injured! Fucking ridiculous!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/footbal ... 489127.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/footbal ... 491477.stm

ye i know, some compassion there......
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Darkweasel » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:48 pm

mikeftw wrote:
Beardy wrote:Just seen that Togo have been banned from the next two African Cup of Nations and fined $50000 for the heinous crime of pulling out of this year's competition after their bus was machine-gunned and several members of their party were killed or injured! Fucking ridiculous!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/footbal ... 489127.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/footbal ... 491477.stm

ye i know, some compassion there......

This does not come as any surprise because compassion and African football do not go hand in hand.
At the last world cup, Lomana Tresor Lua Lua's 18 month old son died of pneumonia and the head of the Congo team didn't tell him until after they'd been eliminated from the tournament because they didn't want his son's death to distract him from playing.
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby mikeftw » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:40 pm

Darkweasel wrote:At the last world cup, Lomana Tresor Lua Lua's 18 month old son died of pneumonia and the head of the Congo team didn't tell him until after they'd been eliminated from the tournament because they didn't want his son's death to distract him from playing.

shit ye i remember that, disgusting way of doing things only cus the goverment want more money for progressing in the tourney
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby foxi » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:25 pm

Off to Tranmere now to see what is likely to be a poor game of football and probably a scoreless draw. I love Saturdays.
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby bloodfiend » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:36 pm

went out boozing last nigth and got back to find we (Newcastle) won 5-1 - hell yeah!!!

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Darkweasel » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:51 pm

Merseyside derby now.
*prays for a big LFC win*
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby The Toad » Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:07 pm

Darkweasel wrote:Merseyside derby now.
*prays for a big LFC win*


If you lose I reckon Benitez will be out the door.

I don't expect you to lose though.
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby xBERSERKERx » Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:14 pm

I have been expecting benitez to go for ages!
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby MentalInfestation » Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:14 pm

Darkweasel wrote:Merseyside derby now.
*prays for a big LFC win*


*joins in prayer*
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby tranmerefan » Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:31 pm

foxi wrote:Off to Tranmere now to see what is likely to be a poor game of football and probably a scoreless draw. I love Saturdays.



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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Beardy » Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:52 pm

xBERSERKERx wrote:I have been expecting benitez to go for ages!

I doubt the owners can afford to sack him to be perfectly honest!

Not quite sure how Kyrgiakos got sent off and Pienaar didn't in the first half... and being entirely pedantic there's a good case that Fellaini should have been sent off at the same time as Kyrgiakos because he went in two-footed (and actually over the ball) in that tackle as well.

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby MentalInfestation » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:57 pm

Glad the praying worked! I'll need to watch MoTD tonight :D
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Darkweasel » Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:25 pm

Pienaar should've gone, Mascher should've been booked for his first tackle, Felliani should have got a yellow for his part in The Greek's tackle but The Greek himself had to go. Probably up there with the worst derby games I've ever seen but these matches are never about the quality of football. It's all about the result.
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Arran » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:26 pm

Newcastle won 5-1 last night, and now both Sunderland and Boro are losing! Not a bad weekend so far! :D