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Football thread

Postby Stom » Wed May 08, 2019 10:02 pm

Sweet jesus, football has found itself again this year. Just incredible match ups in this CL. At least I won't have split loyalties in the final now... But hot damn, what performances and what drama.

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Postby WaspInWales » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:47 pm

...and then England at the Nations League semi-final.

A genuine HYS comment has managed to capture things rather perfectly:
England are the Anthony Joshua of football

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Re: Football thread

Postby WaspInWales » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:11 pm

RIP Justin Edinburgh at 49.

Former Newport County boss, as well as current Leyton Orient manager. Guided them back to league 2 this season...did the same with the Exiles in 2013 too.

Played for Spurs for 10 years too.

Very sad news.

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Re: Football thread

Postby Galfon » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:42 pm

Better news - Southgate gets a top 3 placing in a 'major' competition..first time since Alf in '68.
Playing top athletes who can also control the ball and deliver accurate passes/crosses may be the way forward.
Edinburgh - sad news, decent player, did well this year topping money-bags Salford.Appears to have been very
popular.RIP.

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Postby Digby » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:22 pm

Oligarchy, corruption, human suffering and whatnot have been at play buying out the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City so should anything be done around the Newcastle takeover?

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Postby Stom » Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:56 am

Digby wrote:Oligarchy, corruption, human suffering and whatnot have been at play buying out the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City so should anything be done around the Newcastle takeover?


Define the difference between should and will?

You would have hoped this crisis might cause people to reevaluate, especially if oil becomes far less important. But money talks...

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Postby Digby » Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:14 am

Stom wrote:
Digby wrote:Oligarchy, corruption, human suffering and whatnot have been at play buying out the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City so should anything be done around the Newcastle takeover?


Define the difference between should and will?

You would have hoped this crisis might cause people to reevaluate, especially if oil becomes far less important. But money talks...


Football should not happen, but it will is my definition. There is it helps keep people who like it away from important things, or at least things I like, but it can still creep in if a Premier club is going to be bought by those who fund terrorism, abuse their domestic populace and murder journalists (and then justify it by saying things would be worse but for them)

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Postby Galfon » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:07 pm

Villa stay up by the skin of their proverbials.. :shock:
Norwich, Bournemouth and Watford get the drop ( odd thing, Pearson departure )
Bravo Hou-deano, though can't afford losing Grealish and McGinn.Leeds & Baggies up, so looking quite tasty fixture wise next season - not sure when peeps will be allowed in.

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Postby Puja » Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:04 pm

Man Utd claim 3rd, Champions League, and unofficial title of Best of the Rest, after a cracking end to the season. Bit of vindication for Solskjaer after a lot of pressure from the fans to sack him when the chips were down. Be interesting to see what their transfer activity is in the off-season (such as it is). You feel they need their equivalent of Liverpool's 2018 Van Dijk signing to stiffen their defence and make them a real threat to the top 2.

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Postby Galfon » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:52 am

Bayern brilliance and the culmination of a gradual decline for Barca that will surely bring wholesale changes there.
Having Coutinho and Muller in the same team alone is pretty daunting...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53745581

They made a reasonable Chelsea team look completely out of their depth (7-1 over 2 legs) last round.
'High energy, pressing game..' appears to be the recurring marker of success in today's game, and Barca were the masters of that for an age.

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Re: Football thread

Postby Galfon » Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:59 am

Final: Bayern 1 - 0 PSG.
They won all their CL matches this year and bagged the domestic barney-rubble.
Gute arbeit. :)

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Postby Mikey Brown » Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:26 am



I have no idea whether you need to be a Stewart Lee fan to enjoy this or not.

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Postby Banquo » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:58 pm

In the hand of god now. RIP Diego, more ability than his mind could cope with :(

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Postby Galfon » Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:42 pm

Man. City's winning run now stands at 21 matches, an English record.
In the coming weeks they have the chance of reaching a new world record for top-level clubs:

Match no./ opp./ equalling
22 Man U (h) = R.Madrid 2014-5
23 Southampton (h) = Bayern M 2020
24 Fulham (a) = Coritiba,Bra. 2011
25 Borussia Monch.(h) ECL = Ajax 1995
26 Everton (a) FAC = Ajax, 1971-2
27 Leicester (a) = New Saints (Wal) 2016
28 Leeds (h)   = ** Poss new WR **
(Apr 10)

which would surely confirm Guardiola as GOAT club manager,
deployer of mega-rich club resources, provider of strongest tea in the business, or something else not tangible.
Over to the quiet neighbours to poop on the party tomorrow :)

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Postby Galfon » Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:20 pm

Poop-poop !

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Re: Football thread

Postby Galfon » Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:51 pm

Kane not seen back training at Spurs yet, wheras Grealish is at Villa.can't see Pep getting both.

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Re: Football thread

Postby Galfon » Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:47 pm

Well Grealish secured - snip at £100m. :?
...Messi leaving Barca on a free, that would have been a cheaper deal - though who knows what greengages he'll be after.

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Re: Football thread

Postby Galfon » Sun Aug 15, 2021 3:55 pm

RIP 'Der Bomber'
G.Muller leaves at 75.
Fantastic record - lethal striker.
(ruined a sunny day in Cornwall though , '70 after an early 2- 0 lead.. :| )
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/58222495

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Re: Football thread

Postby Galfon » Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:26 am

RIP Jimmy Greaves, 81.
Scored goals with ease at a time when, like Best, there was little protection from cloggers at the back.
Faced his drink problems head on in later years too.
Rare talent.

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Postby francoisfou » Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:45 pm

Galfon wrote:RIP Jimmy Greaves, 81.
Scored goals with ease at a time when, like Best, there was little protection from cloggers at the back.
Faced his drink problems head on in later years too.
Rare talent.


For someone who has never really been a football fan, for me the likes of Jimmy Greaves and Denis Law (he too, is 81) were a cut above the rest and I always looked for their names in the football results.

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Re: Football thread

Postby Puja » Mon May 16, 2022 6:50 pm

First UK gay professional football player for 30 years: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/61467159

Fair play to the lad. He's got minerals, being the one to go first. Hopefully the football crowds won't be wankers, although on recent evidence, I'm not confident...

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Re: Football thread

Postby Numbers » Tue May 24, 2022 1:49 pm

Puja wrote:First openly UK gay professional football player for 30 years: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/61467159

Fair play to the lad. He's got minerals, being the one to go first. Hopefully the football crowds won't be wankers, although on recent evidence, I'm not confident...

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Corrected that one for you, are you referring to Justin Fashanu for the 30 years ago statement?

I don't hold out much hope for decency among football supporters unfortunately.

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Postby Puja » Tue May 24, 2022 3:03 pm

Numbers wrote:
Puja wrote:First openly UK gay professional football player for 30 years: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/61467159

Fair play to the lad. He's got minerals, being the one to go first. Hopefully the football crowds won't be wankers, although on recent evidence, I'm not confident...

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Corrected that one for you, are you referring to Justin Fashanu for the 30 years ago statement?

I don't hold out much hope for decency among football supporters unfortunately.


Good correction. Yes, I was thinking about Fashanu for 30 years ago - I think he came out in 1992. Poor sod - the UK was definitely not ready for him back then.

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Re: Football thread

Postby Numbers » Tue May 24, 2022 4:37 pm

Puja wrote:
Numbers wrote:
Puja wrote:First openly UK gay professional football player for 30 years: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/61467159

Fair play to the lad. He's got minerals, being the one to go first. Hopefully the football crowds won't be wankers, although on recent evidence, I'm not confident...

Puja


Corrected that one for you, are you referring to Justin Fashanu for the 30 years ago statement?

I don't hold out much hope for decency among football supporters unfortunately.


Good correction. Yes, I was thinking about Fashanu for 30 years ago - I think he came out in 1992. Poor sod - the UK was definitely not ready for him back then.

Yeah, it was a tragedy, I remember seeing a documentary about him which was very sad.

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Re: Football thread

Postby Numbers » Tue May 24, 2022 4:48 pm

Whoops, I'm not sure what I did there.


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