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Kieran76
28-11-2010, 09:05 PM
Seeing as the 3rd round is upon us thought it might be a good idea to have a cup thread.

Quite a good draw and it was well funny when Noel and some bloke from Kasabian drew their teams against one another (Leicester v Man City)

Terrible 3rd round draw for Wednesday again, was hoping for a money spinning home tie or trip to Dover.


FA Cup third round draw:
Burnley v Port Vale
Coventry v Crystal Palace
Bristol City v Sheffield Wednesday
Fulham v Peterborough
Doncaster v Wolves
Brighton or FC United of Manchester v Portsmouth
Huddersfield v Dover Athletic
Crawley Town or Swindon v Derby
West Ham v Barnsley
Reading v West Brom
Arsenal v Leeds
Sheffield Utd v Aston Villa
Leicester v Man City
Bolton v York
Blackburn v QPR
Swansea v Colchester
Wycombe v Hereford or Lincoln
Stevenage v Newcastle
Burton Albion v Middlesbrough
Millwall v Birmingham
Southampton v Blackpool
Watford v Hartlepool or Yeovil
Chelsea v Ipswich
Sunderland v Notts County or Bournemouth
Scunthorpe v Everton
Man Utd v Liverpool
Hull v Wigan
Stoke v Cardiff
Tottenham v Charlton or Luton
Preston v Nottingham Forest
Norwich v Droylsden or Leyton Orient
Torquay v Carlisle

MonkeyJuggleDX
28-11-2010, 09:30 PM
Quite happy with York at home, probably as 'easy' a tie as anyone could hope for.

MarioMark
28-11-2010, 09:34 PM
I wonder which tie ITV will cover :rolleyes:

vanpeebles
28-11-2010, 09:40 PM
Burton v Boro has "giant" killing written arl ower it.

Kieran76
29-11-2010, 05:57 AM
I quite fancy Scunthorpe to beat Everton.

abigsmurf
29-11-2010, 07:06 AM
Nice for a big name draw early on (means another 'lower' side progresses to the next round). Only shame is that it'll probably rob a lower side of the massive income from TV money.

Still, Man U getting Liverpool? 1 in 63 chance. Freaky. That said, the chances of Man U getting drawn against Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City or Spurs lowers the odds to just ~1 in 12 of a big headline draw. When you take into account the various combinations of those teams playing each other, I'd bet the odds go as low as 1 in 3.

uncommon, '(un)lucky draws' are common as muck!

davesol
08-12-2010, 01:05 PM
sounds like an amazing game between Orient and Droylsden. Droylsden were 2-1 until the 89th minute and ended up losing 8-2!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/fa_cup/9260058.stm

Kongster
08-01-2011, 12:55 PM
Leeds have gone 1-0 up at the Emirates!

Kieran76
08-01-2011, 01:29 PM
What a stupid penalty to give away. What was the defender thinking?

Kongster
08-01-2011, 01:35 PM
Indeed. Good cup tie though.

Kieran76
08-01-2011, 01:36 PM
Aye, it was very entertaining. Always difficult to decide who you want to win when you are watching two clubs you dislike.

Flabio
08-01-2011, 01:37 PM
Got the radio on, third round day is always frantic. (and got the darts on the telly, hehe)

vanpeebles
08-01-2011, 01:52 PM
Apparently Burton Albion have a player still playing who used to play with the Boro manager Tony Mowbray. Which is quite a mad stat.

Kongster
08-01-2011, 03:25 PM
Bloody hell, Sunderland are 1-0 down at home to Notts County,

prinnysquad
08-01-2011, 03:28 PM
Just when you begin to think Maggie isn't a twat ...

Flabio
08-01-2011, 03:49 PM
Sunderland out. Boro out.

And Forest might've just gone through with a late winner. Phew...

vanpeebles
08-01-2011, 03:52 PM
Burton v Boro has "giant" killing written arl ower it.

Well met soothsayer.

prinnysquad
08-01-2011, 03:52 PM
Second humiliation of the season, yet still 6th! *confused*

BBOOOOOO! Bruce Out! Bruce In!

Kieran76
08-01-2011, 04:44 PM
I am stupidly happy about Wednesday beating Bristol City 3-0. I can't remember the last time we got to the 4th round of the F.A Cup. I want an easy home tie or an away match against a London side so I can go. Orient won today so that will do.

abigsmurf
08-01-2011, 05:44 PM
Walcott has admitted to diving. Was kinda amusing listening to the commentators go on about it being a cast iron penalty, Walcott's arm was basically barely brushed and he went spinning around.

Pretty shameful to resorting to diving to go level with a lower league side

vanpeebles
08-01-2011, 06:17 PM
Mags getting ringed too!

Gah just as I posted that, they scored.

vanpeebles
08-01-2011, 06:19 PM
Haha Stevenage scored in reply.

prinnysquad
08-01-2011, 06:22 PM
A really proud day for the North East.

vanpeebles
08-01-2011, 06:25 PM
Highlight of the weekend so far is what Neil Warnock has said about Diouf "I think for many years I think he's been the 'gutter' type of boy. I was going to call him a sewer rat, but that might insult the sewer rats. I think he's the lowest of the low."

Diouf berated a QPR player as he was being carried off with a double leg break.

nakamura
08-01-2011, 06:28 PM
Oh dear. That idiot can never cease to amaze.

vanpeebles
08-01-2011, 06:36 PM
A really proud day for the North East.

Newcastle
Sunderland
Middlesbrough
Hartlepool
Carlisle
York

All got beat in the cup.

Flabio
09-01-2011, 02:26 PM
Draw for the fourth round shortly. Forest v County would be awesome. We'll probably draw someone else from the championship though and end up at the arse end of the highlights show again.

glazza
09-01-2011, 02:31 PM
Man u to get another prem team...banker!!

Kongster
09-01-2011, 02:37 PM
Nope. A trip down the South Coast it is for us instead lol.

glazza
09-01-2011, 02:38 PM
Man u to get another prem team...banker!!

Lol well there you go but still should be a good tie though.

Flabio
09-01-2011, 02:40 PM
West Ham away, we could take that, especially if the Hammers decide to rest players to concentrate on staying up...

abigsmurf
09-01-2011, 03:02 PM
Leicester 1-0 up against Man City already,

Chelsea demolishing Ipswitch

Flabio
09-01-2011, 03:12 PM
Chelsea's game is so one sided now that radio 5 have left commentary early and switched to the Leicester v Man City game.

abigsmurf
09-01-2011, 03:13 PM
Bit annoying given there aren't even streams for the chelsea game and Man City is on TV. Understandable though.

parkinho
09-01-2011, 03:20 PM
Couldn't you have gone on the game?

abigsmurf
09-01-2011, 03:28 PM
Probably but 3 hour drive around the M25 for a low profile "damned if you do and damned if you don't" match on a Sunday is a big ask.

Will look at travelling up to the Everton game. I'd bet anything it's a 4PM sunday game though

vanpeebles
10-01-2011, 07:26 PM
I'm listening to the Crawley FA game on the radio. Someone keeps ringing a cow bell in the crowd and it's like Ski Sunday lol

Prinny would feel at home there, I've heard he's rang a few bells in his time.

abigsmurf
10-01-2011, 09:05 PM
Congrats to Crawley. Biggest cup upset in 17 years.

prinnysquad
10-01-2011, 09:20 PM
I'm listening to the Crawley FA game on the radio. Someone keeps ringing a cow bell in the crowd and it's like Ski Sunday lol

Prinny would feel at home there, I've heard he's rang a few bells in his time.

:mellow:

:lol: Scandalous!

vanpeebles
10-01-2011, 09:22 PM
You got your own back because their main striker was called Tubbs!

vanpeebles
19-01-2011, 07:34 PM
That Leeds goal was a bit of an old fashioned whup smasher.

abigsmurf
29-01-2011, 03:23 PM
Crawley could go even further, if they win, hope they get a premier league draw, they've certainly earnt one

Kieran76
29-01-2011, 05:02 PM
I hope that they get drawn at home to Sheffield Wednesday.

Come on Southampton! Cracking finish.

glazza
29-01-2011, 05:03 PM
Its fully deserved scoreline for The Saints and a good goal as well could see it coming cos they have been the only team trying to score lol,so maybe some of our players will actually wake up now and not treat it as a training session.

Still,seen it all before and it's a game of two halves lol.

ShadowDancer
29-01-2011, 05:21 PM
Cmon the Saints..

Kongster
29-01-2011, 05:34 PM
Have it!

TonyDA
29-01-2011, 05:36 PM
Blimey....c'mon Southampton!!

Kongster
29-01-2011, 06:06 PM
Gotta love Hernandez aka El Chicharito. Reminds me of Ole Solskjaer :D

Kieran76
29-01-2011, 06:07 PM
Always good to see Owen score even if I wanted Southampton to win.

abigsmurf
30-01-2011, 11:17 AM
Huddersfield are on the way to a hammering

Flabio
30-01-2011, 11:44 AM
Or maybe not...

merf
30-01-2011, 12:39 PM
I'm ashamed as a gooner to see Fabregas demanding a red for the Huddersfield player, wish he'd missed the pen.

abigsmurf
30-01-2011, 12:46 PM
Another round of the FA Cup, another game where Arsenal have to get themselves out of jail against lower league opposition by throwing themselves down in the box.

merf
30-01-2011, 12:49 PM
You'd never see that upright mountain of a man Drogba do such a thing would you smurf ?

What with Denilson getting shot again then running it off, he did that a while back v Everton, best off shot of him, he's rubbish.

EJG1980
30-01-2011, 12:49 PM
I'm sure Theo will be disgusted and set him straight on the wrongs of taking a dive ;)

Flabio
30-01-2011, 12:51 PM
Even though Forest are on the radio, I'm going to watch the County game. Cause seeing them get destroyed by City is far more amusing to me than listening to us probably lose 1-0 to West Ham. (And yeah, tempting fate and all that).

abigsmurf
30-01-2011, 12:52 PM
You'd never see that upright mountain of a man Drogba do such a thing would you smurf ?

When was the last time a penalty was given for a foul on Drogba?

The number of penalties not given for Chelsea is laughable at times (last weekend, the world's most blatent penalty not given)

Flabio
30-01-2011, 12:55 PM
Whoa, that's a pretty abysmal playing surface down there at Meadow Lane today. Looks like someones driven a tractor over it.

Shozuki
30-01-2011, 01:13 PM
Well we (Arsenal) just about did it. Fabregas changed the game but we really do have some dead weight at the club these days. I must say, I dont blame Fabregas for looking for the card. Surely it makes sense, if you give a decision one way the same must apply to the other side.

Still were through, I hope Nasri isnt too serious....

abigsmurf
30-01-2011, 03:11 PM
Man Utd v Crawley

Everton or Chelsea v Reading

Leyton Orient v Arsenal

Birmingham City v Sheff Wed

Stoke City v Brighton

Notts County or Man City v Aston Villa

West Ham v Burnley

Awesome draw for Crawley. Another lower league side for Arsenal to scrape through again.

Happy with the Chelsea draw, still got a tough game before then though.

Flabio
30-01-2011, 03:21 PM
Be very surprised if it isn't all Premier League in the quarter finals to be honest.

[edit]

Well, this one is cheering me up at least, always fun when a team self-destructs in the first 15 minutes.

EJG1980
30-01-2011, 03:38 PM
Well that's a good start by Spurs! Bloody hell.

abigsmurf
30-01-2011, 03:48 PM
Wow. This Spurs game. So awful in defence.

I'd be lying if I said it wasn't amusing.

merf
30-01-2011, 03:49 PM
It's young boys all over again.

Arsenal can't win can they, if we scrape thru playing crap Chavski fans moan, lose playing pretty they laugh at us for being lightweight. I'll take a bit of win at all cost mentality, its what won many a team a title in recent years while we've been on our pot less run.

Kieran76
30-01-2011, 03:50 PM
Wow, didn't see that coming.

**** tie for The Wednesday.

EJG1980
30-01-2011, 03:53 PM
I've put a fiver on Spurs to win :D

Flabio
30-01-2011, 04:00 PM
I've put a fiver on Spurs to win :D
You should've just sent it to me, at least it would've gone on something worthwhile (beer)

abigsmurf
30-01-2011, 04:03 PM
It's young boys all over again.

Arsenal can't win can they, if we scrape thru playing crap Chavski fans moan, lose playing pretty they laugh at us for being lightweight. I'll take a bit of win at all cost mentality, its what won many a team a title in recent years while we've been on our pot less run.

There are very few situations where I'm happy if Arsenal Win :p

Kinda goes with being London and title rivals

Kongster
30-01-2011, 04:03 PM
Amazing. Spurs and penalties and bad luck lol.

EJG1980
30-01-2011, 04:10 PM
Amazing. Spurs and penalties and bad luck lol.

To be fair it's not been luck, we've just been utterly useless!

Flabio
30-01-2011, 04:12 PM
4-0. Crikey.

EJG1980
30-01-2011, 04:12 PM
You should've just sent it to me, at least it would've gone on something worthwhile (beer)

I'll buy you a beer from my £500 winnings :cool:

When we win 4-3... Errr... 5-4 :lol:

vanpeebles
30-01-2011, 04:14 PM
lol 4-0, what a star smashing.

Flabio
30-01-2011, 04:30 PM
Defoe off, Harry throwing in the towel and saving him for midweek?

EJG1980
30-01-2011, 04:34 PM
With 10 men it'll help being able to lump it to Crouch on occasion. Despite his scoring record Crouch has worked well with VdV this season, he's got a load of assists.

nakamura
30-01-2011, 04:57 PM
With 10 men it'll help being able to lump it to Crouch on occasion. Despite his scoring record Crouch has worked well with VdV this season, he's got a load of assists.

Which really annoys me when people slate him. VdV would have very few goals if not for Crouch. It doesn't matter who puts the ball in after all.

EJG1980
20-02-2011, 12:57 PM
I might kick the telly if I hear that tit Adrian Chiles say that he can see the bewilderment in the foreign players eyes one more time. They play lower league / semi-pro teams in foreign cups too; Real Madrid lost to a non-league side in the Spanish cup last season! Can't let that get in the way of a good stereotyping though.

Kongster
20-02-2011, 01:08 PM
Gotta love the punditry on ITV haha....

abigsmurf
20-02-2011, 01:22 PM
"No I'm not being patronising to Notts county but they really do deserve to be in front!"

Saying you're not being patronising makes it extremely patronising. You're basically saying you don't expect anyone to think you're earnestly saying that.

toythatkills
20-02-2011, 01:29 PM
How awesome would it be if there was a station where you could watch football matches with no commentary, but still with crowd noise and stuff?

Commentary is for the radio.

abigsmurf
20-02-2011, 01:40 PM
Sky used to offer crowd noise only. It was awesome.

Guessing they got rid of it so they could force you to endure their endless hyping up of games and players that bear no resemblance to the on pitch antics.

Does get annoying hearing about 'amazing passes' that go to the corner flag to someone closesly marked by two players and who quickly loses the ball. Not to mention such insightful comments such as "all that had to do was go a metre either side of the keeper and it was a goal".

And of course the Rooneygasms: Rooney...Rooney...ROOOOONEEEEY!!!! Oh.. it was 5 metres wide. Of course, now every overhead kick is "doing a Rooney" because he's the only player to have ever scored that way !

Kongster
20-02-2011, 01:47 PM
I bet you enjoyed Andy Gray's Steven Gerrard love fest just as much lol.

toythatkills
20-02-2011, 01:47 PM
Of course, now every overhead kick is "doing a Rooney" because he's the only player to have ever scored that way !

Oh God, really? I'd tear my face off.

EJG1980
20-02-2011, 02:15 PM
Nice to see the magic of the cup still alive with the bumper attendance at Man City :)

abigsmurf
20-02-2011, 02:15 PM
Heard at least one commentator say it.

In the last few years there's been a big push in for Sky commentators to create their own "they think it's all over" quotable moments so you constantly get this over hyping and games filled with punditry rather than commentary. It's amusing when you hear them start to churn off a prepared statement only to quickly stop when a shot gets saved or goes wide.

Then of course there's the page of statistics they go through for the first 30 minutes: "Spurs have never won away on a sunday when a goal was scored in the first 5 minutes by a player with brown hair!"

vanpeebles
20-02-2011, 02:17 PM
Nice to see the magic of the cup still alive with the bumper attendance at Man City :)

Laughable isn't it. All this talk of them being a huge club and the new power house in Manchester, they don't even fill their ground.

Kongster
20-02-2011, 02:19 PM
City? A big Club? That's a long running joke :D

NW2013
20-02-2011, 02:48 PM
Heard at least one commentator say it.

In the last few years there's been a big push in for Sky commentators to create their own "they think it's all over" quotable moments so you constantly get this over hyping and games filled with punditry rather than commentary.

The Man U game on ITV yesterday was good for this. The bloke was blathering on, "2005 Man U held 0-0 by Burton Albion (or whoever), 2006 0-0 held by Leyton Orient". This was while Man U were 1-0 up. :wtf:

Kongster
20-02-2011, 02:50 PM
Bring on the draw...

Flabio
20-02-2011, 02:50 PM
Feel a little sorry for County after that (and you don't often hear a Forest fan say that), cause it turned into a bit of a spanking in the end and they played better than the scoreline suggests.

Kongster
20-02-2011, 03:00 PM
Another home draw against, in all likelihood, Arsenal. Yes!

glazza
20-02-2011, 03:01 PM
All you can ask for is a home draw and we got that and to be honest theres no easy games at this stage of the tournament.

Kongster
20-02-2011, 03:05 PM
I'm looking a bit too far ahead here, but imagine if we get to the Final against City? To win would be amazing but to lose would be the stuff of nightmares lol.

glazza
20-02-2011, 03:06 PM
I'm looking a bit too far ahead here, but imagine if we get to the Final against City? To win would be amazing but to lose would be the stuff of nightmares lol.

Mate we have just said exactly the same thing here lol.

EJG1980
20-02-2011, 03:22 PM
Then of course there's the page of statistics they go through for the first 30 minutes: "Spurs have never won away on a sunday when a goal was scored in the first 5 minutes by a player with brown hair!"

Don't rub it in, I'm sure we'll end that terrible run soon!!! ;)

Come on Orient! My Mum was born in Leytonstone they as close to a second team as I can get.

Kongster
20-02-2011, 05:18 PM
Well done to Orient for holding the gooners to a draw.

toythatkills
20-02-2011, 05:18 PM
Sounded well deserved as well

vanpeebles
20-02-2011, 05:33 PM
Amazing scenes that french player looks a handful. I loved it when Robbie Savage said Bendtner was the best player in his own house.

toythatkills
20-02-2011, 06:01 PM
I love Bendtner, I so want him to do well :(

MonkeyJuggleDX
21-02-2011, 01:53 PM
I love Bendtner, I so want him to do well :(

I think he's an arrogant cock who needs bitch slapping down to earth.

Baseley09
21-02-2011, 02:43 PM
Yes I hate him though cant help doing an Arnie/Terminator voice when he's playing stating that he is the superior and everyone else is inferior, crushing all in his path

nakamura
21-02-2011, 02:50 PM
I think he's an arrogant cock who needs bitch slapping down to earth.

Amazed he didn't learn from the battering Japan gave his team in the World Cup. He went into that expecting an easy game.

merf
21-02-2011, 02:55 PM
Yes I hate him though cant help doing an Arnie/Terminator voice when he's playing stating that he is the superior and everyone else is inferior, crushing all in his path

Hate ? Really ? Not exactly like he's unique in being a cocky young ****e footballer is it.

Think he's a pretty decent albeit not quite top drawer striker who's a bit full himself but seems to really grate on people for saying the kind of things rappers say all the time.

toythatkills
21-02-2011, 06:37 PM
I think he's an arrogant cock who needs bitch slapping down to earth.

That's what I love about him. He had a game last season where he missed about 12 sitters, and he came out afterwards and said he was awesome. Then in the next game he got a hat-trick or something. It was amazing.

Seriously, if every striker could have that kind of confidence even when things aren't going well, every weekend in the Premier League would be like it was a couple of weeks back. That kind of confidence is what you NEED as a striker.

That's why it disappoints me when he doesn't do better.

parkinho
22-02-2011, 12:00 PM
Well, we made West Ham look like Brazil last night with a woeful defensive performance. Clarke Carlisle, considering he is supposedly Britain's most intelligent footballer, really has no positional sense. He's brilliant against big target men, but anyone who actually moves off the ball ****s him up.

Still, score the winner at Dumpdale on Saturday and all will be forgiven! :thumb:

toythatkills
02-03-2011, 07:24 PM
See, guys? Bendtner, man, it's all about Bendtner. Why can't he do this every week?

rmoxon
02-03-2011, 11:35 PM
See, guys? Bendtner, man, it's all about Bendtner. Why can't he do this every week?

Becuase its easier to do it to Leyton Orient than a Premier League defence?.

Maybe he should go play in league one.

toythatkills
02-03-2011, 11:38 PM
He scored one against Porto as well.

rmoxon
02-03-2011, 11:53 PM
Ok, maybe he could play in the championship then ;).

toythatkills
02-03-2011, 11:54 PM
Who do you support? HE'S COMING TO SCORE A HAT TRICK AGAINST YOU.

I need some kind of Bendtner Defence Force logo :lol:

BaronSqwelch
03-03-2011, 12:21 AM
so glad i used one of my 4 optional days off this year to go to manchester to see our cup game.

obviously houllier played the kids/useless rejects + even worse loan players because we have important champions league and premier league title games coming up.

either that or he is the biggest **** ever to manage a team.
i hope he dies.

MonkeyJuggleDX
03-03-2011, 01:45 AM
It's ok mate, you'll have an easy 3 points at the weekend.

merf
03-03-2011, 05:28 AM
so glad i used one of my 4 optional days off this year to go to manchester to see our cup game.

obviously houllier played the kids/useless rejects + even worse loan players because we have important champions league and premier league title games coming up.

either that or he is the biggest **** ever to manage a team.
i hope he dies.

anybody using the phrase 'i hope he dies' in relation to a game of ball instantly renders themselves a total twat and everything they've said not worthy of consideration.

why is it football fans who always need to grow and talk such crap, never hear cricket or rugby fans saying such crass drivel.

vanpeebles
03-03-2011, 08:20 AM
What a load of rubbish. Cricket or rugby fans are no better than anyone else and they having their share of problems.

merf
03-03-2011, 08:59 AM
seen any cricket fans wishing death on Andy Flower cos england lost to Ireland yesterday ?

BaronSqwelch
03-03-2011, 09:51 PM
drunken angry ravings with very little thought put into them so apologies to anyone scared from their high horse by it!!

@Famidude - Our defence are all injured so Davies is gonna have a field day I reckon. If only I didnt have a ticket already...normally like going to Bolton too.

Ginger Tosser
03-03-2011, 09:53 PM
4 optional days, are you BCC?

EJG1980
12-03-2011, 04:44 PM
Sounds like it was a good match between Brum and Bolton. Of the teams left in it I hope that Bolton go on to win it.

MonkeyJuggleDX
12-03-2011, 05:01 PM
Of the teams left in it I hope that Bolton go on to win it.

You're my new best friend!

nakamura
12-03-2011, 05:10 PM
At work we were rooting for Boblon too. Would be nice to see them win it.

MonkeyJuggleDX
12-03-2011, 05:16 PM
At work we were rooting for Boblon too.

Loving the WE reference there :thumb:

2-0 to the mancs :(

EJG1980
12-03-2011, 05:29 PM
You're my new best friend!

:wub:

I think a lot of neutrals will be supporting them. Play good football, good up and coming manager, and it'd make a nice change from the usual suspects who win it nearly every single year in recent times.

MonkeyJuggleDX
12-03-2011, 05:43 PM
Yeah, the only thing is, if Owen does too well, along with some of our players, I can see him leaving.

Can't see Lee Chung-Yong & Cahill staying too long if they keep performing the was they have been.

TonyDA
12-03-2011, 05:44 PM
Yep, count me in as a 'Bolton for the Cup' supporter as well! :)

Amazed Utd are winning with a team full of defenders! A poor fortnight for the Gunners - out of three competitions, and a few key injuries to boot.

EJG1980
12-03-2011, 05:57 PM
Yeah, the only thing is, if Owen does too well, along with some of our players, I can see him leaving.

Can't see Lee Chung-Yong & Cahill staying too long if they keep performing the was they have been.

On the "who do you want to manage Spurs if Harry gets the England job / ends up in prison" threads that pop up on Spurs forums, Owen Coyle gets a lot of mentions.

Hmm, the last non-big four manager to win the FA Cup ended up as Spurs manager soon after... ;)

I shouldn't joke though or Stoke will win it and then we'll get Pulis!!

prinnysquad
12-03-2011, 05:58 PM
Yeah, the only thing is, if Owen does too well, along with some of our players, I can see him leaving.


Yeah. He might get poached mid season. And the club he got poached from, which was doing well, will get relegated. :cool:

MonkeyJuggleDX
12-03-2011, 06:04 PM
Yeah. He might get poached mid season. And the club he got poached from, which was doing well, will get relegated. :cool:

You just stick with mag boss......

prinnysquad
12-03-2011, 06:06 PM
You just stick with mag boss......

We have to! <contract extension>

I have a feeling you're going to 'die by the sword', re, Coyle. Mid-season poaching = GET!

MonkeyJuggleDX
12-03-2011, 06:08 PM
At least let me enjoy it while it lasts. It's been a few years since I've been able to say I'm proud to support Bolton!

abigsmurf
12-03-2011, 06:11 PM
The dirty git that is Scholes escapes another red card. Bet Fergie won't be ranting about that.

Poor from Arsenal. Chelsea and Man U have played like that almost everytime they've played for the last 3+ years and Wenger doesn't change a thing. All 'beautiful' passes around the edge of the box that end in nothing because a good defence will keep their shape and then they're left vulnerable on the counter.

Could Arsenal's season collapse in 2 weeks yet again?

prinnysquad
12-03-2011, 06:13 PM
At least let me enjoy it while it lasts. It's been a few years since I've been able to say I'm proud to support Bolton!

Yeah, ok. I guess it's a long way away from Team Longball and Meggo's cloggers. Hmph. Still can't believe you beat Brum, even though the real SuperKev gave you a going over.

merf
12-03-2011, 06:26 PM
Watching us play utd is like watching UK Gold, you know you e seeit before and how it ends.

We are stuck in a very comfy loop now with a legend of a manager (from his many glory years and achievements) with a squad of ?50k plus per week players who sit relatively comfortably in the top 4, get thru to the ko stages of the CL and are under no pressure to win anything.

We are a very high end Charlton, should we be happy with our lot and stick or shake it up and risk ruining the whole thing ? Tough call.

Flabio
16-04-2011, 05:30 PM
Taken a while to get going this semi, but we have a *proper* game on now.

Very unusual mistake from Carrick to give that one away as well...

ShadowDancer
16-04-2011, 05:32 PM
Get in.

MonkeyJuggleDX
16-04-2011, 05:47 PM
Dirty bastard!

toythatkills
16-04-2011, 05:51 PM
Schloooooles

EJG1980
16-04-2011, 05:51 PM
Glad to see Scholes go, he gets away with far too much.

abigsmurf
16-04-2011, 05:54 PM
Scholes in 'actually getting the card he deserves' shocker.

abigsmurf
16-04-2011, 06:06 PM
5 minutes? How?

Fergie time right there.

ShadowDancer
16-04-2011, 06:11 PM
Happy Days :)

toythatkills
16-04-2011, 06:12 PM
Lol, but at the same time I really don't want City to win anything.

abigsmurf
16-04-2011, 06:16 PM
Deserved from City even if it was a dull game.

So much for that United Treble

lol at ITV

"look how fast those Man U supporters left, they might be home in time to see our ruminations"

Don't think he meant to imply what that implies but it's still amusing. Also, I learnt a new word today.

sj33
16-04-2011, 06:23 PM
Definately a deserved win for City, even if the affair was rather dull overall. United didn't play particularly bad, but I think I can count the amount of shots on target on one hand. Berbatov was a tad unlucky not to get anything. Unfortunatly, once you give a negative-playing team like City a reason to fall back, United's chances of scoring were slim.

hudson
16-04-2011, 06:25 PM
That wink from Bibotelli really sent Rio potty didn't it!

toythatkills
16-04-2011, 06:28 PM
What happened?

hudson
16-04-2011, 06:29 PM
Seemed to have winked smugly to Ferdinand who then chased him down. Everyone jumped in to break up what just looked like sour grapes on Rio's part.

abigsmurf
16-04-2011, 06:30 PM
Kinda lolled how they were laying into Ballotelli for that and Gordon Strachan basically said "you're going to get ribbed when you lose, you should deal with it" and the other two just shut up.

Also: What the hell is up with ITV's coverage? No manager's interviews? only basic post match analysis? I could understand if it had gone into extra time but it's pretty unacceptable missing them out when the game was over at 90 minutes. Piss poor from ITV right there.

Flabio
16-04-2011, 06:32 PM
The HD feed was buggered for the first 10 minutes or so as well. It broke just after kickoff, lumped us with the SD one until it came back on later...

glazza
16-04-2011, 06:32 PM
Hate ITVs coverage its always seems cheap compared to Sky/Espn lol.

ShadowDancer
16-04-2011, 06:34 PM
Watching in SD is crap...as mentioned...Who cares now, united lost...What a Saturday.

toythatkills
16-04-2011, 06:35 PM
Also: What the hell is up with ITV's coverage? No manager's interviews? only basic post match analysis? I could understand if it had gone into extra time but it's pretty unacceptable missing them out when the game was over at 90 minutes. Piss poor from ITV right there.

It's Britain's Got Talent tonight, can't be wasting time! If it had gone to extra time they probably wouldn't have bothered showing it.

That, or everyone was talking to Five Live. Mancini, Hart and Yaya Toure all spoke to them. Though Mancini's interview was useless.

glazza
16-04-2011, 06:36 PM
Watching in SD is crap...as mentioned...Who cares now, united lost...What a Saturday.

Well at least we have games that mean something and our season isnt over already lol..:)

Flabio
16-04-2011, 06:52 PM
So, Stoke or Bolton tomorrow? I'm genuinely neutral on this one. I don't have the hate on for Stoke that some people have (nice piece about them in this months WSC actually), and I quite like Bolton now they actually play football.

MonkeyJuggleDX
16-04-2011, 07:00 PM
Bolton!

Check history mate.

http://www.statto.com/football/stats/england/fa-cup/1925-1926/results/sf (http://www.statto.com/football/stats/england/fa-cup/1925-1926/results/sf)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1926_FA_Cup_Final

Do it for Nat!

toythatkills
16-04-2011, 07:07 PM
Gotta be Bolton, these days.

merf
16-04-2011, 07:12 PM
You won't be surprised to know I do have Stoke 'hate' and don't want to see any reward for the way they set out to play.

I hope they get humiliated.

yesteryeargames
16-04-2011, 08:19 PM
Gutted but this was not the most important cup or game of this season. Can see UTD coming back even stronger from this to win the league and reach the cl final .

prinnysquad
17-04-2011, 03:44 PM
FAO FammyDoDD.

You should have stuck with the LONGBALLS.

"Believe it or not, some Bolton fans are already making for the Wembley exits. Blimey."

ShadowDancer
17-04-2011, 04:35 PM
Stoke scored their 4th not long back...bit unexpected 4-0. (Still Playing)

Flabio
17-04-2011, 05:25 PM
I did find it hard to believe that some Bolton fans were leaving at 3-0 before halftime.

Still, it's a long way back up north, guess they wanted to get past the M1 diversion...

Turned into a right pasting in the end didn't it?

MonkeyJuggleDX
17-04-2011, 05:34 PM
Words fail me. I now know how prinny has felt for the last 4 months.

prinnysquad
17-04-2011, 05:37 PM
You'll laugh about it eventually. After Bruce is out, obviously. Oh, and the 5-1 vs the Mags was in November btw, so it's been 6 months!

A total annihilation for your boys - way beyond any sane person's prediction.

MonkeyJuggleDX
17-04-2011, 06:14 PM
Inept, spinelss, gutless, piss poor... That will do to start with.

hudson
17-04-2011, 06:26 PM
Reckon Stoke will batter Man City too at this rate.

toythatkills
17-04-2011, 06:32 PM
There is literally no good result in FA Cup final.

Apart from a penalty shootout that goes on for eternity and nobody ever wins.

ShadowDancer
17-04-2011, 06:58 PM
Stoke in Europe could be interesting :)

powkisser
12-05-2011, 01:54 PM
I'll be there on Saturday for the final cheering on stoke. Can't wait

CrispyXUK
12-05-2011, 01:58 PM
Did try to get some tickets but City sold out ages ago :(

Might pop down there and see if I can get one, not gonna happen though is it?

EJG1980
14-05-2011, 08:31 AM
I see that ESPN are touting the fact that their FA Cup coverage this afternoon will be "advert free". Seeing as there are never any adverts during the match anyway this can only mean that the pre and post match punditry will be advert free... pundits waffling for even longer than usual... this is meant to tempt us to watch??

Adrock
14-05-2011, 11:01 AM
If the pundits are any good though its worth listening to them.

If they get Robbie Savage talking some sense it could be interesting. He seems to say what he is thinking rather than talk fluff like Redknapp, I may not agree with what he says but he is definitely more interesting than most other pundits around at the moment.

abigsmurf
14-05-2011, 11:30 AM
Anyone else annoyed that there are Premier League games on today?

Whichever team wins, it'll be a really big thing for them and it's probably going to be overshadowed by Man U winning the league which I think is disgraceful. Would it have killed them to schedule all the games for the Sunday?

davek22
14-05-2011, 01:14 PM
Great to see Shaun Goater on ITVs coverage. He is a total legend. Those 2 goals against Manu in the last Maine Road derby were worth the 400k we paid for him alone.

Can't wait for this to kick off. I was 10 last time we got to the final. Still got a match programe and ticket stubs my dad got from a mate who went to the replay

Flabio
14-05-2011, 02:00 PM
Deary me, since when did we do the US style 'crappy warbling singer' national anthem thing?

Opera singer or GTFO.

davek22
14-05-2011, 02:29 PM
Yeah that national anthem was truly awfull. I laughed cos the croud sang it normally. She sang it totally out of key

Flabio
14-05-2011, 02:41 PM
Man City are walking this. Stoke need to get Etherington off, he's a total passenger so far.

abigsmurf
14-05-2011, 03:28 PM
Not the most thrilling game in the world so far which is a shame. You'd have hoped City would've stepped up their game for the big occasion.

Given they're unseeded, City will need a favourable draw in the Champions League if this is how driven they are in really big games.

prinnysquad
14-05-2011, 03:48 PM
Silva only uses his right foot for standing on. Twice today he could have shot with his right, only to bottle out and run into trouble with his left.

Flabio
14-05-2011, 03:57 PM
Well that was 90 minutes of my life I'll never get back. What a crappy final.

abigsmurf
14-05-2011, 04:01 PM
City played how they always play and Stoke didn't seem to have any real drive behind them.

prinnysquad
14-05-2011, 04:02 PM
The post match interviews have been better than the game. We've had a 'fu**in' and a '****' so far.

davek22
14-05-2011, 04:17 PM
Blue mooooooon

glazza
14-05-2011, 04:22 PM
One of the worse cup finals you will ever see lol,Manchester City center will be fun tonight but i can guarantee the town will be painted red all over lols \0/\0/\0/\0/

Kieran76
14-05-2011, 04:55 PM
There was a 10 minute spell in the second half that was half decent but that was all. Nowhere near as bad as the Chelsea/Villa final a few years ago, but still pretty poor.

Mayhem
14-05-2011, 05:30 PM
One of the worse cup finals you will ever see lol,Manchester City center will be fun tonight but i can guarantee the town will be painted red all over lols \0/\0/\0/\0/
What, London town? ;) :p

glazza
14-05-2011, 06:34 PM
What, London town? ;) :p

Theres enough reds down there to take over London town too lolsy..:):)

Flabio
17-05-2011, 06:11 PM
http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/fb438721-ddbb-452a-9cc2-0dd5b0a6c59c.jpg

EJG1980
04-12-2011, 01:47 PM
Third round draw is happening now. The current highlight is clearly Spurs at home to Cheltenham, although I suppose some people might find Man City vs Man Utd a slightly more exciting tie. Philistines ;)

Reading v Stevenage
West Brom v Cardiff
Peterborough v Sunderland
Watford v Bradford
Chelsea v Portsmouth
Gillingham v Stoke
Liverpool v Southend/Oldham
Sheffield United v Salisbury/Grimsby
Everton v Tamworth
Newcastle v Blackburn
Chelmsford/Macclesfield v Bolton
Barnsley v Swansea
Swindon v Wigan
Fleetwood/Yeovil v Blackpool
Derby v Crystal Palace
Arsenal v Leeds
Norwich v Burnley
Birmingham v Wolves
Fulham v Charlton
Brighton v Wrexham
Coventry v Southampton
Hull v Ipswich
MK Dons v QPR
Sheffield Wednesday v West Ham
Tottenham v Cheltenham
Bristol Rovers v Aston Villa
Doncaster v Sutton/Notts County
Crawley v Bristol City
Dag & Red/Walsall v Millwall
Manchester City v Manchester United
Nottingham Forest v Leicester
Middlesbrough v Shrewsbury

nakamura
04-12-2011, 02:02 PM
It seems to be setup for City to crap all over Utd domestically this year!

prinnysquad
04-12-2011, 02:05 PM
Peterborough v Sunderland

toythatkills vs prinny

There will only be one winner.

Flabio
04-12-2011, 04:21 PM
It won't be football, that's for sure.

prinnysquad
04-12-2011, 04:27 PM
I've warned you! I can't really disagree, however.

toythatkills
04-12-2011, 04:43 PM
We're all thinking Peterborough, right?

prinnysquad
08-01-2012, 03:21 PM
This is terrible. No strikers? Is Bruce back for a guest manager spot? Awful, awful ****e.

Kieran76
08-01-2012, 03:41 PM
The Wednesday are just holding on against West Ham.

EJG1980
08-01-2012, 04:05 PM
Well done Wednesday. I'd really like Spurs to draw them in the 4th round, its a shame they're not up in the top flight still.

prinnysquad
08-01-2012, 04:38 PM
Well that second half was a bit better, but there's a worrying lack of presence up front in open play. Sessyson will never ever be a lone striker in any universe, ever. He was totally awful in every respect.

toythatkills
08-01-2012, 04:43 PM
I blame Steve Bruce for this. Posh had every chance in the world until he left.

toythatkills
08-01-2012, 04:48 PM
Oh, and now I'm really gutted. That glamour tie against Middlesbrough could have been ours!

prinnysquad
08-01-2012, 04:49 PM
Posh had little cutting edge either. Both sides appeared to be a bit scared of committing men into the box. Poor game tbh, our performance was professional but dull, and Poshleton looked like they didn't really believe they could win. Plenty of bustle and some nice skills in the first two thirds, but little thereafter.

EJG1980
08-01-2012, 04:52 PM
Ohh, Watford away for Spurs, Vicarage Road is actually a few miles closer to me than White Hart Lane, nice and convenient! Hope I can get a ticket.

Kieran76
08-01-2012, 05:15 PM
What a **** tie for The Wednesday, away at Blackpool. Almost wish we had lost now.

prinnysquad
29-01-2012, 01:34 PM
Utter ****e! So many things to moan about, it's maybe better not to start.

NW2013
29-01-2012, 02:19 PM
Barry Robson, MOTM? You're having a laugh. His goal was good but he gave away one too. McLean MOTM all day long. Terrible quality game though overall.

prinnysquad
29-01-2012, 02:53 PM
Excrement. Disgraced ourselves on terrestrial tv again.

EJG1980
29-01-2012, 07:52 PM
Only one possible all Premier League tie in the 5th round of the cup, so plenty of potential giant killings. Good draw for Spurs getting Stevenage, but we'd better not play like we did against Watford or there's a good chance we could end up on the receiving end of a giant killing! Brighton fans must be loving the FA Cup this season with two big name opponents in a row.

Adrock
29-01-2012, 07:55 PM
Brighton gave Liverpool a decent test in the Carling Cup already this year so it'll be interesting to see what happens in the FA Cup.

Plough Boy
27-03-2012, 08:51 PM
I've said it before - and I'll say it again.

Poor old prinny - he never catches a break.
Hopes built up only to be dashed on the Cliffs of Doom and Despair.

prinnysquad
28-03-2012, 06:34 AM
Proper ****.

Never in it, and Vaughan's own goal was the stuff of calamity and nightmares. A very, very chod performance.

Kit
14-04-2012, 09:53 AM
Big game today. Got a feeling this is going to be a cracker. :happy:

hudson
14-04-2012, 10:50 AM
Having a BBQ and everything here. Win or lose, I'm gonna have a nice day. My partner is a blue, I'm a red and my son (http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/575005_10150669198012793_572647792_9855132_6396490 48_n.jpg)...

sj33
14-04-2012, 01:37 PM
Aww, hoped for a more interesting final :(

Adrock
14-04-2012, 02:09 PM
Whats more interesting than Liverpool? Think they deserved it on the balance of the entire game. Everton shaded a cagey first half but Liverpool dominated the second and Everton could do nothing but retreat deeper and deeper and hope to hit Liverpool on the counter attack.

nakamura
14-04-2012, 04:08 PM
As soon as Distin picked that ball up I knew a short backpass was coming.

What a soft way to give the game away.

hudson
14-04-2012, 06:20 PM
Good pressure from the reds too.

nakamura
14-04-2012, 06:36 PM
I didn't really see much of the game to be honest so I can't comment on anything other than the stupid goal given away. I know Everton's goal was also fortunate but at least the defenders were in a tight situation, their own box.

Adrock
14-04-2012, 08:20 PM
The situation was hardly tight. Cahill, whilst close, still gave them plenty of opportunity to get it away. They must have both stood there waiting for the other one for a good while and eventually Carragher made a mess of it. Also Jelavic was offside supposedly, extremely difficult to call though, I always thought it was 'clear daylight' too but Burley for ESPN reckons its anything able to score a goal past the last defender.

EJG1980
14-04-2012, 08:48 PM
From the replays it looked like maybe half of his boot was ahead of the play, which is technically offside (Burley is right about the rule) but I'd prefer it if the rule was daylight, it's so annoying to see offsides given for something as tight as "leaning" offside. It should be like the way a ball has to be fully across the line for a goal, a player should have to be fully ahead of the play for offside.

I've been excited about going to Wembley all week, but now it's only hours away I'm bricking it! Yet another semi-final defeat would be so depressing, it'd be six in a row! Come on Spurs, time for a big big performance.

ETC
14-04-2012, 09:48 PM
Thanks Liverpool to finally catch a win, means Newcastle are now pretty much a cert for europe :D (I was expecting relegation so...yay)

nakamura
14-04-2012, 10:07 PM
The situation was hardly tight.

In their own box with any amount of pressure to get the ball clear is a tight situation. It only takes a second to be closed down.

Nu-Eclipse
15-04-2012, 12:11 PM
Thanks Liverpool to finally catch a win, means Newcastle are now pretty much a cert for europe :D (I was expecting relegation so...yay)

I can honestly say that I hope NUFC push on and snatch a Champions' League place.

sj33
15-04-2012, 06:14 PM
Ghost goal for Chelsea. Apparently the ball doesn't have to go into the goal net to be a goal anymore? Atkinson, why do you consistently fail at life every week?

That is as bad as it comes really. I mean, people can debate penalty and handball decisions until the cows come home and it all falls down to interpretation. But when the ball doesn't even need to go into the goal net to be classed as a goal anymore, that really is shenanigans of the highest order.

If Atkinson could not tell if it was a goal (and given it wasn't a goal, by implication he could not have seen it) then he shouldn't have given it. Simple as. Even the Chelsea players didn't think it was a goal until Atkinson gave it.

Stoppy2000
15-04-2012, 07:12 PM
Hmm maybe atkinson has had a nice payoff from abramovich. I'm not even joking.

sj33
15-04-2012, 07:13 PM
Chelsea deserved to win, don't get me wrong. You can't argue with a 5-1 scoreline.

I just hope that doesn't result in people forgetting that non-goal.

hudson
15-04-2012, 07:14 PM
Hmm maybe atkinson has had a nice payoff from abramovich. I'm not even joking.

Sounds like a good analysis, mate. Wonder why Abramovich didn't pay his way through that much needed CL trophy though. Hmm.

Stoppy2000
15-04-2012, 07:18 PM
Chelsea deserved to win, don't get me wrong. You can't argue with a 5-1 scoreline.

I just hope that doesn't result in people forgetting that non-goal.

The non goal was a key moment. The ref was stupid beyond belief to give it.

Stoppy2000
15-04-2012, 07:19 PM
Sounds like a good analysis, mate. Wonder why Abramovich didn't pay his way through that much needed CL trophy though. Hmm.

We'll see on Wednesday won't we.

hudson
15-04-2012, 07:22 PM
We'll see on Wednesday won't we.

Yeah, most def'. I will laugh my head off if they win with another dodgy decision. I will say, "By jove! Stoppy2000 was right all along! Cribbins!"

sj33
15-04-2012, 07:26 PM
The non goal was a key moment. The ref was stupid beyond belief to give it.

Thing is, the damning thing (and what should result in him being punished) is that he's not allowed to give it as a goal if he's not sure it was a goal. He guessed, and got it wrong.

parkinho
15-04-2012, 07:28 PM
And not a Russian linesman in sight!

Seriously, goal line technology has to come ASAP.

Stoppy2000
15-04-2012, 07:28 PM
Yeah, most def'. I will laugh my head off if they win with another dodgy decision. I will say, "By jove! Stoppy2000 was right all along! Cribbins!"

We all know chelsea will get hammered on Wednesday. It should be a right laugh. I'm sure this is something we can agree on!

Stoppy2000
15-04-2012, 07:33 PM
Yeah, most def'. I will laugh my head off if they win with another dodgy decision. I will say, "By jove! Stoppy2000 was right all along! Cribbins!"

I hear that some chelsea fans didn't behave during the minutes silence. Which is pretty shocking. But every club has its morons I suppose.

EJG1980
15-04-2012, 07:51 PM
I think it's safe to say that I've spent ?183 on slightly more enjoyable things.

The "ghost goal" was a joke, but we pulled ourselves back into the game after that, so we can't blame it for the loss, we capitulated and the better team won. It's gonna take an almighty effort to pick ourselves up after that trouncing.

I think I might skip it the next time we get to Wembley just in case I'm a curse, another bloody loss!


I hear that some chelsea fans didn't behave during the minutes silence. Which is pretty shocking. But every club has its morons I suppose.
There was fairly loud booing from the Chelsea fans when the announcer said "There will be a minutes silence for the victims of Hillsborough" and then there was a fair bit of shouting and chanting from them during the 'silence'. Disgraceful really, but nothing to do with them being Chelsea fans, ***** are ***** whoever they happen to support.

parkinho
15-04-2012, 08:04 PM
I hope Spurs do pick themselves up and finish in the top 4, as even though they are not playing to their potential at the moment, they are the most exciting team to watch in the Premier League when they are at their best.

I like reading your posts HE - you always give an honest appraisal of Spurs' performances and are very level headed when things go against you. If it was Burnley who had conceded Mata's 'goal' I would be ranting and raving like a lunatic that's for sure!

sj33
15-04-2012, 09:53 PM
Atkinson has admitted his mistake, according to Redknapp.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17723688

EJG1980
16-04-2012, 08:27 AM
Cheers parkinho, nice of you to say. I usually do my ranting and raving during the match (turned the air suitably blue once word got around that the ball hadn't crossed the line!) and try to "leave it at the stadium" once the match is over. Well, for the bad stuff, at least :)

We got one thing over on Chelsea yesterday though: they had the record for most consecutive FA Cup semi-final losses, with six, but losing yesterday allowed us to match that! So we achieved something after all...

Team Andromeda
16-04-2012, 09:31 AM
Its most prob one of the worst calls I have ever seen by a Match official

Kit
16-04-2012, 09:42 AM
Yeah, a truly shocking decision. Don't agree with the posts saying Chelsea would have won anyway. Spurs hit the post twice before that. The 'ghost goal' gave Chelsea some much needed breathing room.

Kit
05-05-2012, 10:37 AM
Any predictions for this evenings final? I'd love to see Liverpool win (would cap off what has otherwise been a miserable season) but I have a feeling Chelsea has the edge - liverpool can create chances but they have no finishers.

Liverpool 0 - Chelsea - 2

Nu-Eclipse
05-05-2012, 11:52 AM
Any predictions for this evenings final? I'd love to see Liverpool win (would cap off what has otherwise been a miserable season) but I have a feeling Chelsea has the edge - liverpool can create chances but they have no finishers.

Liverpool 0 - Chelsea - 2

What does it matter, to be honest? According to many, we're nowhere because we haven't finished a distant 3rd or 4th in the league.

Winning trophies doesn't matter.

:rolleyes:

MisterBubbles
05-05-2012, 04:37 PM
As somebody else said 170 million to beat Cardiff, result, delusions of grandeur.

nakamura
05-05-2012, 04:49 PM
I would say champions league football and the league title is the most important thing for the big premier league clubs now.

prinnysquad
05-05-2012, 05:06 PM
This game isn't holding my interest very much. Hope Liverpool come out all guns blazing to liven things up.

Kit
05-05-2012, 06:42 PM
Well that was a bit ****. :D

Liverpool didn't even turn up until the 50 minute mark.

Rant: Spearing isn't Liverpool quality. He gave away the ball for the first goal and his passing was utterly shocking - need a good defensive half to let Gerrard attack. The teams got no pace at all, play too defensive and are crying out for a proper finisher.

Also, Drogba diving around like a fanny holding his leg all the time is really started to get on my nerves. :dry:

sj33
05-05-2012, 08:59 PM
Winning trophies does matter... unless you win them.

Adrock
06-05-2012, 08:51 AM
Well that was a bit ****. :D

Liverpool didn't even turn up until the 50 minute mark.

Rant: Spearing isn't Liverpool quality. He gave away the ball for the first goal and his passing was utterly shocking - need a good defensive half to let Gerrard attack. The teams got no pace at all, play too defensive and are crying out for a proper finisher.

Also, Drogba diving around like a fanny holding his leg all the time is really started to get on my nerves. :dry:

Lucas is the answer to all your problems. If he gets back ok from his injury that is. I would have to say, though, that Gerrard is nowhere near the player he was and I don't think he simply has the ability to get up and down from midfield anymore. So he'd play behind the main striker, then you get all the idiots mouthing off about how Gerrard must play centrally in the team. Check out his most productive seasons at the club and you'll find he played right wing and second striker for those seasons.

Also, where did the 170mil come from? Thought it was 110 and even then that's net spend. They sold a fair few players and recouped lots back. But that discussion would be too sensible. I definitely agree the money spent has, so far, been poor value but headline figures are misleading.

Finally, on Carroll's last few weeks he has to start next season with the pairing of him and Suarez. Big Andy has been doing well for the last month or two but now some goals are beginning to creep in too.

Team Andromeda
06-05-2012, 09:07 AM
I would say champions league football and the league title is the most important thing for the big premier league clubs now.

That may explain why Souness, Evans and Houllier all had to walk , even though they won Cup's . Anyway well done Chelsea hope they win the Champion league too

Adrock
06-05-2012, 09:46 AM
Forgot to mention, Chelsea definitely deserved the win. Well done do them, lets hope they can do Bayern at Bayern.

Kit
06-05-2012, 10:51 AM
Lucas is the answer to all your problems. If he gets back ok from his injury that is. I would have to say, though, that Gerrard is nowhere near the player he was and I don't think he simply has the ability to get up and down from midfield anymore. So he'd play behind the main striker, then you get all the idiots mouthing off about how Gerrard must play centrally in the team. Check out his most productive seasons at the club and you'll find he played right wing and second striker for those seasons.

Also, where did the 170mil come from? Thought it was 110 and even then that's net spend. They sold a fair few players and recouped lots back. But that discussion would be too sensible. I definitely agree the money spent has, so far, been poor value but headline figures are misleading.

Finally, on Carroll's last few weeks he has to start next season with the pairing of him and Suarez. Big Andy has been doing well for the last month or two but now some goals are beginning to creep in too.

Still need some decent wingers and a proper finisher once Lucas is back. I agree with you about Carroll. He might not have the goal tally to back him up, but his put in some superb performances.

I do wonder if they'll stick with Kenny or search for somebody else after this season.