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Re: The Football thread

Postby SubHuman » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:42 am

Rules is rules JJ, you know it makes sense! :rolleyes:
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Re: The Football thread

Postby sarah t » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:38 am

Not been too much to smile about here recently but my word I didn't half enjoy us getting the win over Everton on Sunday, partly as it was so unexpected! Four goals from open play and two from Charlie Austin. Admittedly 'the blues' aren't in the best of shape at present complete with the uncertainty about a new manager but there is potential... just look at that blinder of a goal from Sigurdsson at the end of the first half but we (Southampton) certainly were overdue a morale booster after so much lacklustre match play of late.

Yeah I won't get carried away especially as there is the hardest possible opponent tomorrow evening... I'm just savouring the moment! =D
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Re: The Football thread

Postby Danny C » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:39 pm

You must be about the only person who didn't expect a heavy Everton defeat.

Hopefully this is the year they finally get relegated, but as dire as they are, I worry that there are at least three worse teams in this dreadful league.
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Re: The Football thread

Postby SubHuman » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:11 am

Danny C wrote:You must be about the only person who didn't expect a heavy Everton defeat.

Hopefully this is the year they finally get relegated, but as dire as they are, I worry that there are at least three worse teams in this dreadful league.


I suppose that as a Liverpool supporter you're obliged to dislike Everton, but as a neutral I feel their past glories deserve a little respect and I'd like to see them stay in the top flight. However the inaction by the Everton board means your wish my be granted. Some of the management contenders being speculated about are laughable, I mean Alan Pardew, a man who has failed in his last two jobs!

Bristol Rovers are dangerously close to the relegation zone in league 1, with twenty one points from nineteen matches.
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Re: The Football thread

Postby Danny C » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:49 pm

SubHuman wrote:I suppose that as a Liverpool supporter you're obliged to dislike Everton, but as a neutral I feel their past glories deserve a little respect and I'd like to see them stay in the top flight.


I'm not obliged to feel one way or the other about them. I know a great many decent Everton fans, and I would be sorry for them if Everton went down. However the rivalry has become poisonous over the last thirty years, with Everton blaming a conspiracy inevitably centred around Liverpool for their repeated failures, and some of the bile and vitriol that comes towards us from the blue side has to be seen to be believed. If you would listen to some Everton fans, the great tragedy of Heysel was not the accidental deaths of 39 people, but the fact that they were prevented from competing in (and winning, naturally) the European Cup.

Now Allardyce has been appointed, and Everton fans are up in arms - not because the man is a known crook, with an alehouse football philosophy that is about as far removed from the style of play to which they lay historical claim as it's possible to get, but because he is bringing the former Liverpool midfielder Sammy Lee with him as his assistant.

I have frankly had enough of them and I'd love to see them in the Championship with all the other small-time mentality clubs.
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Re: The Football thread

Postby SubHuman » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:56 pm

Wow, I had no idea things were so bad between Liverpool and Everton fans. :O
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Re: The Football thread

Postby sarah t » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:19 pm

SubHuman wrote:Wow, I had no idea things were so bad between Liverpool and Everton fans. :O


That is nothing compared to the situation between Palace and Brighton fans... some interesting YouTube uploads (you'll have to find them yourselves) taking us 'behind the scenes' on the terraces from both supporting sides relating to Tuesday nights match on the south coast with one Palace fan freely admitting that he bought smoke bombs specifically ready to use in the stands!
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Re: The Football thread

Postby JJ » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:49 pm

Every club has its quota of morons and Palace is no exception.
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Re: The Football thread

Postby SubHuman » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:47 am

JJ wrote:Every club has its quota of morons and Palace is no exception.


Yeah, I've seen Bristol Rovers fans fighting one another in excitement after Rovers had scored, geez, what's that all about?
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Re: The Football thread

Postby SubHuman » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:24 am

I see there have been some unexpected results in the premier league recently, perhaps there is a Santa Claus.
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Re: The Football thread

Postby sarah t » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:32 am

SubHuman wrote:I see there have been some unexpected results in the premier league recently, perhaps there is a Santa Claus.


Not here on the south coast unless it happens on Saturday when Huddersfield come here! =(
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Re: The Football thread

Postby JJ » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:29 pm

Danny C wrote:Hopefully this is the year they finally get relegated, but as dire as they are, I worry that there are at least three worse teams in this dreadful league.


Not going to happen now by the looks of it, Danny...

On another note you must be enjoying watching this Liverpool team (in attack, if not in defence).
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Re: The Football thread

Postby JJ » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:30 pm

SubHuman wrote:I see there have been some unexpected results in the premier league recently, perhaps there is a Santa Claus.


Palace are now unbeaten in 7 games - a top flight record for us in the Premier League era (I think we went quite a bit more than 7 games unbeaten at the start of season 90-91 when we finished 3rd in the old Division 1).

Edit - just looked it up: we started 90-91 with 10 league games + 3 cup games unbeaten before losing 0-2 to ManUre in November.
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Re: The Football thread

Postby Danny C » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:48 pm

JJ wrote:On another note you must be enjoying watching this Liverpool team (in attack, if not in defence).


Equal parts exhilaration and frustration. Great to watch when in full flow, but it's all a bit pointless when it's just a race for second place. I don't know what you can do when teams literally have the finances of a country behind them. I think the hope was that Financial Fair Play would level the playing field a bit, but it hasn't been worth the paper it's written on. Something will be done eventually because clubs repeatedly buying the title will see interest wane rapidly.
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Re: The Football thread

Postby SubHuman » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:19 am

I watched the Arsenal 3 Liverpool 3 match the other day, very exciting if, like me, you were a neutral, but it must have been agonising if you were a fan of either side. I don't think I've every seen a match where both sides gave away the ball so much, and the defending was ridiculous at times, Sunday park stuff. Jamie Carragher said neither side would win the premier league while their defending was so lax.
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Re: The Football thread

Postby JJ » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:49 pm

Strange game away to Southampton. 0-1 down at half time, only 30% possession, and looking massively weary after the huge effort against Man City 2 days earlier. But then completely turned it around in the second half to snatch a 2-1 win. Also an unusually poor pitch bearing in mind how good they usually are these days. Lots of rain and very strong wind always make it difficult but I haven't seen a PL pitch that poor for some time. Still, if you'd said before the Arsenal game that we'd get 4 points from the next 3 games I'd have snapped your hand off.
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Re: The Football thread

Postby Danny C » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:39 am

Southampton are looking increasingly doomed.

Good.
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Re: The Football thread

Postby SubHuman » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:21 am

Danny C wrote:Southampton are looking increasingly doomed.

Good.


Their current manager doesn't seem to have what it takes to manage in the premier league, but you could also say that about Mark Hughes.

It looks as though any of the teams up to and including Watford could go down if they hit a long losing streak.
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Re: The Football thread

Postby Pauline » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:53 pm

Just feel that i have to say...... I’ve not abandoned The Blades due to their current bad run!

My partner of eight years, who got me into this crazy football thing, passed away suddenly in November. I can’t face going to a game without him =( But he made me a Blade, and they’ll be in my heart always :)

We were supposed to go to the Sheffield Derby next Friday, on what would have been his 50th birthday, but I just can’t do it. So instead, I’ll be out with his family, raising a glass to him, with half an eye on a Twitter, praying for a win!

Please feel free to will us to win, if you don’t mind!
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Re: The Football thread

Postby SubHuman » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:48 pm

Hope they win for you Pauline, wish I could find the words to say more.
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Re: The Football thread

Postby Pauline » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:07 pm

No need to say anything, but thank you :)
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Re: The Football thread

Postby redblue100 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:43 am

Hi Pauline. I have just read your comment above. That's truly awful. Sadly I have some indirect experience of what you're going through and there isnt anything anyone can say obviously. But sending you a massive hug from Warwick and if you ever wanna talk just pm me. Galen x
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Re: The Football thread

Postby Pauline » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:16 pm

Thanks Galen. Worst time of my life right now. But I’m carrying on, I’ll get there.....
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Re: The Football thread

Postby Pauline » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:17 pm

.......and back on topic..... We won the “something “ round of the FA Cup today. Hurrah!!
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Re: The Football thread

Postby redblue100 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:09 am

Ha ha ... I prefer staying off topic after Wycombe got utterly outplayed in round 3 today and pasted 5-1 at home :(
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