The (Un) Official Football thread

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:30 pm

Four substitutes?

Christ! I remember when you had one and you didn't really use him in case you got an injury and ended up with ten men. Sometime you would throw him on for the last ten minutes or so. That was the days of the real supersubs.
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:49 pm

Claude Puel gone to Leicester.
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:38 pm

Gandalf the Red wrote:Four substitutes?

Christ! I remember when you had one and you didn't really use him in case you got an injury and ended up with ten men. Sometime you would throw him on for the last ten minutes or so. That was the days of the real supersubs.


You can probably remember when there were no subs at all :P

I thought it was still 3, maybe it's 4 in the League Cup to facilitate more junior squad members getting playing time or one extra if it goes to extra time like the City game did?
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Jobdone » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:50 pm

Matty_the_Emo_Slayer wrote:
Gandalf the Red wrote:Four substitutes?

Christ! I remember when you had one and you didn't really use him in case you got an injury and ended up with ten men. Sometime you would throw him on for the last ten minutes or so. That was the days of the real supersubs.


You can probably remember when there were no subs at all :P

I thought it was still 3, maybe it's 4 in the League Cup to facilitate more junior squad members getting playing time or one extra if it goes to extra time like the City game did?


Yeah afaik it's one extra in extra time, probably due to the likelyhood of cramps and shit.

And Puel seems an odd choice from leicester. Was shite at southampton
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:46 pm

Jobdone wrote:I saw some dickhead city fan going on about that

"Well we played our second string tho"

https://i.imgur.com/OdMxBhn.png

When your second string has one of the best strikers in the league and a shitload of internationals, that ins't an excuse. Just give Wolve's their due.


Guardiola's topped that, he's blaming the match ball :lol: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41751058

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And Puel seems an odd choice from leicester. Was shite at southampton


Shite? I thought he did quite well, didn't set the world alight but managed finishing 8th and getting to the league cup final and giving Utd a run for their money isn't to be sniffed at; alright it was pretty crappy football to grind out results but at the end of the day that's all clubs want really.

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:03 pm

houston4044 wrote:Guardiola's topped that, he's blaming the match ball :lol: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41751058


Yes. But they were probably bought from the Poundshop looking at the mismanagement of this tournament so far. Draws in the early hours to help the Oriental sponsors and they still get it wrong.

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:19 pm

Still a shambles.

"Watch the draw live on Twitter at 4pm".

Nope, nothing happening.....

Even the BBC is taking the piss. :lol:

The official Carabao Cup Twitter feed has said this:

"Draw delayed: Carabao Cup Round Five Draw will now take place at 5pm following a minor technical glitch at Twitter HQ."


Now blaming Twatter. :lol:

Gone half past five still nothing....


Even Donald Trump managed to do the draw.

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:53 pm

The draw wasn't live in the end, it was pre-recorded.
But at least it's been made - albeit it an hour and 48 minutes late.


For anyone that's bothered.

Chelsea v Bournemouth
Arsenal v West Ham
Leicester v Manchester City
Bristol City v Manchester United


Fix?
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:05 am

Gandalf the Red wrote:
The draw wasn't live in the end, it was pre-recorded.
But at least it's been made - albeit it an hour and 48 minutes late.


For anyone that's bothered.

Chelsea v Bournemouth
Arsenal v West Ham
Leicester v Manchester City
Bristol City v Manchester United


Fix?


The amount of theories flying around are quite interesting :lol: Think the EFL were holding the monkey's paw when they wished that people would pay attention to the league cup :lol:

If it was to be fixed then they've done an absolutely terrible job at it, surely by publicly delaying and then switching from a live to a pre-recording draw only puts it under more of a spotlight than it would have done had it just been done behind closed doors from the start.

As for making sure the big names reach the later stages? Why fix it? Like earlier in the thread about Man City, the big teams have enough money that their reserve teams are strong enough to reach the later stages anyway. An underdog would increase interest in the tournament (although probably not for the overseas market which I guess is their main focus).

Don't know who this Carabao lot are but their name is being tied to an omni-shambles of a tournament.

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:54 pm

Carabao is apparently an energy drink form the Far East.

I've heard it being called a fifth rate Red Bull. Even has a bulls skull, that looks strangely like the Wacken logo.

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:19 pm

They don't even sell that in my local Asian supermarket, it must be shit
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:15 pm

Gandalf the Red wrote:
I've heard it being called a fifth rate Red Bull.


Ptth, anything but original Monster tastes of crap to me anyway, can't see why this would be any different then :lol:

Never thought I'd say this but England have won a world cup! :D Under 17 but hey, closest I'm ever going to get England winning something

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:33 pm

Erm, didn't they win the Under 20s World Cup the other week? :P
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:10 am

Done out of a 32 quid accumulator tonight by Linfield bottling it against Ards FC in the Irish Cup, despite coasting to a 2-0 win in the exact same fixture in the league just two days ago.

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:18 am

Correction, it was the Antrim Shield. This is why I hate local football, far too many competitions.
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