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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Toby » 15 Apr 2018, 12:11

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Lord Rother wrote:Can’t be arsed to start a new thread that will sink without a trace so as I suspect the same people interested in football probably watch the Commonwealth Games.....



You fucking well suspect wrong!



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Postby Toby » 15 Apr 2018, 12:13

I hope Palace keep Zaha as well because it's clear that without him they would probably be bottom of the league. Terrific player and by all accounts I don't think he's too fussed about leaving because he loves the club.

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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Diamond Dog » 15 Apr 2018, 12:31

He should be going to the World Cup, in my view.
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Postby Toby » 15 Apr 2018, 13:04

He cant, he plays for the Ivory Coast.

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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Diamond Dog » 15 Apr 2018, 13:37

Toby wrote:He cant, he plays for the Ivory Coast.



lol... fuck me of course he does!

Did they qualify? :)
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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Lord Rother » 15 Apr 2018, 15:42

Toby wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:
Lord Rother wrote:Can’t be arsed to start a new thread that will sink without a trace so as I suspect the same people interested in football probably watch the Commonwealth Games.....



You fucking well suspect wrong!



I second this.


How very parochial of you. Tut.

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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Goat Boy » 15 Apr 2018, 16:51

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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Dr Markus » 15 Apr 2018, 17:33

C'mon WBA.
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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Pansy Puff » 15 Apr 2018, 17:52

I think the phrase is "put that in your fucking pipe and smoke it"

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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Darkness_Fish » 15 Apr 2018, 21:44

Pfft, that was a really boring way of winning the league. I mean, I enjoy seeing Utd lose more than most, but it takes the edge off it when they're more West Brom than West Brom. I mean, if it looked like they had a clue, or give a shit, that would've made it so much more enjoyable. I feel just that bit robbed. I hope the Utd fans do, too.
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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Diamond Dog » 16 Apr 2018, 04:58

Darkness_Fish wrote:Pfft, that was a really boring way of winning the league. I mean, I enjoy seeing Utd lose more than most, but it takes the edge off it when they're more West Brom than West Brom. I mean, if it looked like they had a clue, or give a shit, that would've made it so much more enjoyable. I feel just that bit robbed. I hope the Utd fans do, too.


I think they do. They don't like Mourinho, that much is obvious. He looked completely shellshocked yesterday after the game - and rightly so. Man Utd were dreadful.

The past two weeks do make you wonder though if West Brom had jettisoned Pardew earlier - or just not hired him at all- and given the job straight to Darren moore, how they could be looking now.
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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Diamond Dog » 16 Apr 2018, 05:20

When people are talking about great managerial performances this year, maybe we shoud include Benitz at Newcastle too.

Four wins in a row have made them safe and that's with absolutely zero help from the owner etc. Tremendous effort and worthy of praise.
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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Lord Rother » 16 Apr 2018, 07:18

Oh well, Mourinho does seem to have changed the face of football Management this season. Whereas in the past Mourinho set the scene somewhat by deflecting any attention on sub-par performances by his teams by talking about himself, officials, anything, now it now seems entirely acceptable to out the players after disappointing performances, and to pick on individuals repeatedly.

Even at the start of this season that would have been a complete no-no across the football world, yet now it attracts very little attention.

Interesting.

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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby The Modernist » 17 Apr 2018, 02:42

Toby wrote:I hope Palace keep Zaha as well because it's clear that without him they would probably be bottom of the league. Terrific player and by all accounts I don't think he's too fussed about leaving because he loves the club.


He was absolutely desperate to join Arsenal a few years back. I wish we'd done it too, I'm a long time fan of his. He would explode in a top four side.

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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Diamond Dog » 17 Apr 2018, 05:33

Joe Hart? I mean, really.
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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Darkness_Fish » 17 Apr 2018, 09:30

Diamond Dog wrote:Joe Hart? I mean, really.

Thank God for that timely reminder of what his 'experience' really brings, it looked like his decent game against Chelsea might've been enough for him to be in with a shout of another chance at the no 1 shirt. Experience of being comfortably the worst keeper in an international tournament is not something we require.

However, I'm now well behind the campaign for Peter Crouch and Andy Carroll to lead England's front line.
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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Lord Rother » 17 Apr 2018, 12:07

No fan of Hart but he was badly unsighted wasn’t he?

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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Darkness_Fish » 17 Apr 2018, 12:44

Lord Rother wrote:No fan of Hart but he was badly unsighted wasn’t he?

Not that badly: https://twitter.com/Vintage_Utd/status/ ... 4467849216

I'm not willing to give him the leeway, anyway, the Euros should have been the end of his international career.

Football 365 just posted this, too, via the @ghostgoal twitter account:
Joe Hart (18 appearances) has made as many errors leading to goals this season (four) as every other English goalkeeper in the Premier League put together (179 appearances).
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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Toby » 17 Apr 2018, 13:43

United are dreadful and yet they're probably going to win the FA Cup and finish 2nd.

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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Dr Markus » 17 Apr 2018, 14:14

I'll fully admit if i'm wrong next season or the season after but I think Mourinho is the wrong guy for Utd. His style won't help attract attacking players, his attitude and relationship towards the fans isn't the best, and the more talented players at utd aren't happy with his style I don't think. It's like the end of his second stint at chavski, only happening a lot sooner at utd. Of course I hope i'm right and he stays. :D
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