The (Un) Official Football thread

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:08 pm

Gandalf the Red wrote:Erm, didn't they win the Under 20s World Cup the other week? :P


Wait for one and two turn up at the same time :lol:

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:29 pm

So we seem to have settled into a great week followed by a poor week cycle, lets hope the big games fall into the great week :lol: Humbling Madrid will be one of the highlights of the season

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:56 pm

Today's bastard team- Colchester. Lost an amazing £55 tenfold acca because of them.
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:25 pm

Interesting developments with Everton and possibly Arsenal.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41878954

So the rumours of the Russian having no real money are probably right. :lol:
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:27 pm

Bilic gone.
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:15 pm

Gandalf the Red wrote:Bilic gone.


Why now? If it was off the back of the Liverpool game then what do the owners expect? Sure it was a pretty poor showing but 9 times out of ten I wouldn't expect West Ham to get much out Liverpool anyway.

If Moyes gets it as rumored then :lol:

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:33 pm

To be honest I don't understand the general idea that Moyes is a bad manager.

He took Preston from Division Two to the PL play off.
He kept Everton up for twelve years without hardly any investment in players. Got into Europe and Cup Finals.
Took over a Man United team that was older than Dads Army and wasn't allowed to spend money.
Then took over Sociedad, kept them up whilst even beating Barcelona
Sacked from Sunderland, mostly due to saying he wanted to slap a woman reporter.

That's a much better record that Sham Allardyce.
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:20 pm

Gandalf the Red wrote:To be honest I don't understand the general idea that Moyes is a bad manager.


It's not so much that he's a bad manager, more so that he's not much of a step up from Bilic; It's trading like for like at which point why bother? If they've gone and gotten Moyes then why not wait until Xmas?

Unless he's lost the dressing room, got a better manager ready to drop right in or other issues beyond purely results I don't see why they should drop Bilic now.

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:35 pm

houston4044 wrote:If Moyes gets it as rumored then :lol:


Well then... :lol: :lol:

I think they'll survive and possibly nudge to about 10th-12th in the league but I think given time they would have ended up there with Bilic anyway

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:37 am

The rate the England team are pulling out I'm going to have to find my old boots in case they need me. Just look at the players they are calling up. :lol:

Tammy, Jordan, Jesse, Ashley, Jamie. Are they sure that isn't the Womens team? :P

What happened to proper names like Albert, Bill, Stanley and Norbert?
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:46 am

Blame your man Emlyn Hughes for introducing the girly names to football :P

What's worse with Tammy Abraham is that his first name is actually Kevin!
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:23 pm

Gandalf the Red wrote:

What happened to proper names... Norbert?


Norbert a proper name? Since when?

At this rate Southgate might as well start a lottery system, might get enough players to make a team that way

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:36 pm

houston4044 wrote:
Gandalf the Red wrote:

What happened to proper names... Norbert?


Norbert a proper name? Since when?



I thinking of one of the best players to have ever played for England. Norbert Stiles.
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:39 pm

Matty_the_Emo_Slayer wrote:Blame your man Emlyn Hughes for introducing the girly names to football :P

What's worse with Tammy Abraham is that his first name is actually Kevin!


Definitely a hard blokes name. Most of the Welsh Rugby team was named Emlyn at one point.

As an aside, my cousin was Emlyn Hughes's daughter Emma's best mate at school.
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:42 pm

Gandalf the Red wrote:
houston4044 wrote:
Gandalf the Red wrote:

What happened to proper names... Norbert?


Norbert a proper name? Since when?



I thinking of one of the best players to have ever played for England. Norbert Stiles.


Oh, I've only heard of him called by his nickname Nobby so that explains that