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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby The Modernist » 11 Feb 2018, 18:11

I'm surprised they're still second, it feels like they've been dropping points fairly regularly.

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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Pansy Puff » 11 Feb 2018, 18:47

I've had the same feeling.

Looks like Liverpool are 2 points behind, Spurs 4 points and Chelsea 3 points if they win on Monday (if!)...
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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Diamond Dog » 12 Feb 2018, 08:29

What was particularly pleasant was that the goal came from a free kick, awarded to Newcastle because Chris Smalling decided to dive - completely unnnecessarily- in a non crucial area of the pitch. He was also booked for that. Wonderful thing Karma. :lol:
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Postby Pansy Puff » 12 Feb 2018, 11:13

Diamond Dog wrote:What was particularly pleasant was that the goal came from a free kick, awarded to Newcastle because Chris Smalling decided to dive - completely unnnecessarily- in a non crucial area of the pitch. He was also booked for that. Wonderful thing Karma. :lol:


I've just seen it. Delightful. What a ridiculous dive, Shelvey was nowhere near him. Just lovely to see that kind of comeuppance.

I think Newcastle had a legitimate call for a penalty in the first half too.
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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby borofan » 12 Feb 2018, 16:34

Diamond Dog wrote:What was particularly pleasant was that the goal came from a free kick, awarded to Newcastle because Chris Smalling decided to dive - completely unnnecessarily- in a non crucial area of the pitch. He was also booked for that. Wonderful thing Karma. :lol:

Smalling - just as good at diving as he is at defending. The fact that he is a full international gives perspective on how poor English centre backs are these days.
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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Diamond Dog » 12 Feb 2018, 16:46

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Diamond Dog wrote:What was particularly pleasant was that the goal came from a free kick, awarded to Newcastle because Chris Smalling decided to dive - completely unnnecessarily- in a non crucial area of the pitch. He was also booked for that. Wonderful thing Karma. :lol:

Smalling - just as good at diving as he is at defending. The fact that he is a full international gives perspective on how poor English centre backs are these days.



The strange thing about Smalling is that, under Van Der Gaal, he was probably the best English centre back. Certainly for the second season. Jose turned up, criticised him publicly, dropped him and...his form has turned to shit. Yet now he gets picked every week!
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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Toby » 12 Feb 2018, 19:37

By all accounts it was a one man show from Arnautovic on Saturday. Incredible transformation from the start of the season - and given how we played when he was injured, he's probably responsible for much of our steadily improving form.

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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Dr Markus » 12 Feb 2018, 19:46

Yeah I thought he was a lazy talent, I don't know what moyes said or done but he's playing a blinder. Sparky must be thinking, "fuck happened him?"
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Postby Toby » 12 Feb 2018, 19:56

He played mostly on the flank at Stoke. Moyes has him upfront playing with Lanzini and it's working well.

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Postby Dr Markus » 12 Feb 2018, 19:58

Toby wrote:He played mostly on the flank at Stoke. Moyes has him upfront playing with Lanzini and it's working well.



Lanzini's good....when he stays on his feet ;)
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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Diamond Dog » 12 Feb 2018, 20:39

I wonder if Liverpool pay Sturridge's wages when he';s injured?

If so, they probably just didn't bother stopping paying.
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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Lord Rother » 12 Feb 2018, 20:53

So reminiscent of Louis Saha.

A real talent but couldn’t possibly play with a chipped finger nail. Heart the size of a pea.

A total waste of space who is stealing a living fortune.

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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Diamond Dog » 13 Feb 2018, 10:43

Hazard was superb last night. When he plays well, Chelsea play well. When doesn't, they sink. Probably the most important player to his team in the EPL.
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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Dr Markus » 15 Feb 2018, 16:31

5 nil against porto, so it's a one nil loss against West ham next. :(
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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Diamond Dog » 16 Feb 2018, 21:55

Fucking idiots.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43092534

Mossos d'Esquadra - the Catalan regional police force - had told BBC Sport the four players involved wanted to go out in Barcelona, but found everything closed so took a taxi to a fast-food restaurant.

When they left, at approximately 05:30, it is alleged they took the taxi and drove back to their hotel - without the driver.

Police were alerted by the hotel and taxi driver, who was reunited with his vehicle at about 08:00.
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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Lord Rother » 17 Feb 2018, 08:59

Wow - that story shows these players in a truly terrible light.

The fact that the senior pros for the bottom team in the PL away on a warm weather training camp, break a midnight curfew and are out until 05.30 is bad enough. Nicking a taxi just adds another level. :shock:

It’s so bad it’s weird.

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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Diamond Dog » 17 Feb 2018, 17:48

Well done Alan Pardew for stripping Evans of the captaincy.

Give it Gareth Barry... oh, hang on.....
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Postby Toby » 04 Mar 2018, 10:27

Arsenal's malaise can be summed up by Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is beginning to look very good at Liverpool.

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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Toby » 05 Mar 2018, 10:30

West Ham still in the Relegation mix. Thought we might have climbed away, but Swansea are deserving of their form.


WBA look doomed, but other than that, there are a number of clubs in the mix and we're one of them.

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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Diamond Dog » 05 Mar 2018, 10:55

Toby wrote:West Ham still in the Relegation mix. Thought we might have climbed away, but Swansea are deserving of their form.


WBA look doomed, but other than that, there are a number of clubs in the mix and we're one of them.


It goes right up to Everton, in my view. If Palace get a draw tonight, we would be 6 points above the relegation zone, with 9 games to go. That's very scary.
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