Fantasy Football (soccer to the uppity colonials) part five

Discussion in 'The Green Room' started by Ebeneezer Goode, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. Ebeneezer Goode

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    well, the seasons over and its a complete travesty west ham are still up.

    the smoggies couldn't find eleven players - let alone fans - a few season back and were duly docked 3 points and were relegated, yet west ham turned into peckham united and delboyed up tevez, who saved them despite having 10 lead weights in jobserve shirts to cart around the pitch.

    not even harry redknapp would've have had the brass neck to try that and expect to escape with a slap on the wrist.

    had it all been above board, i'd have applauded such a fantastic escape. the plot alone made 'escape to victory' sound plausible, and puts portsmouths escape last season to shame.

    mind you, has there been any true justice in football the bottom three would'be been fulham, city and middlesbrough - three teams that would've embarassed the ryman leagues this season.

    sheffield united and watford - well okay, neil warnock and aidy boothroyd - were a delight to have in the premiership, and hopefully they'll bounce right back up. warnock never minced his words, and boothroyd managed to convey the childish delight that top flights footies supposed to be about - not overpaid petulant pansies falling around like pissed-up anorexics on a gusty day.
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  2. Ebeneezer Goode

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    lawrie 'dirty' sanchez.

    fulhams isn't just a poisoned chalice, its owned by one, and sanchez is hardly a managerial wunderkind.

    he's done great things with NI - mainly due to healy, who only seems to remember what he's supposed to do with the whitish bouncy round thing when wearing an NI shirt, much to the misery of many a [-]cunt[/-]leeds fan - however, translating that to a premiership club with the players they have left (having sold all the good ones) is about as likely as doncaster signing ronaldo.

    his only hope of any silverware is if the dodgy egyptian lets him do a supermarket sweep through harrods.
  3. Ebeneezer Goode

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    oh, and man city... :jayzus:

    they've sacked pierce at a time when they don't know who'll own the club by next season, so getting hold of any manager now will be doubly hard. should've held on until it was either sold or taken off the market.

    hopefully pierce will take on a lower league club, or if he's smart take on a coaching/assistant managerial role and learn the ropes properly. he could do worse then teaming up with incey at macclesfield for a season.
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    I was surprised that City sacked Pearce.
    Maybe Paul Jewell can do something there.

    Sam Allardyce seems like a good fit for Newcastle.

    The team that looks strong right now is Tottenham.
    They could challenge Arsenal next year.

    What's up with Bolton?
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    I'm actually happy the Hammers are staying up. This little witch-hunt by Sheffield United and Wigan is pathetic. West Ham's punishment of their transfers of the Argie duo was appropriate. Why dock points for non-football reasons? Maybe if Sheffield United and Wigan won a few more games they wouldn't have been down at the bottom. Blaming West Ham for their problems is stupid and I'm delighted Warnock is going back down to where he came from, the whinging little cunt.
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    ^Except that every other team that's fielded ineligible players has either been docked points, if it was in a league, or chucked out of the competition, if it was a cup.
    And Tevez was a match-winner more than once, maybe West Ham wouldn't have scored as many points and gone down.

    I was looking forward to hosting the Hammers next season... :?: ;)
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  8. Stallion

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    Pearce was shite, how he was ever in the reckoning for the England job was beyond me.

    Jewells going nowhere, he said he's going to have a good break and left Wigan for health reasons. I think he's more a man of his word and would imagine a decent break means much more than Sams couple of weeks off while newcastle got shot of Roedder.

    He also got a £1M bonus off Dave Wheelan for keeping them up. I doubt he's going to be a manager again for a good few months.
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    Jewell will be back at xmas
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    Skybet is showing Claudio Ranieri as the even money favorite
    to be the next manager at Manchester City.

    Ranieri is currently manager of Parma in Serie A.

    Parma are in the middle of a wild eight team race
    to avoid the last relegation place.

    Ranieri's contract expires in June.
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    Is it me or does cobalt post in iambic pentameter haikus :) :P
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    Becks is back!

    Im going to even enjoy it if England actually qualify and ram it down Camrens throat if its due to Becks riding in on his white charger and mounting an incredible rescue. :)
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    Im glad becks is back, by all accounts he deserves it
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    He was only bombed out as a scape goat anyway. He was one of Englands 'better' players at the world cup.

    All that happened was he was a victim of the British media who like to build people up to super hero status and then knock them right down. It was Beckhams turn to get fucked over by those who had previously worshipped him.
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    As I said at the time, he should never have been dropped. Out of the first team - couldn't argue, the new boss needs to experiment. Out of the squad? Wanker trying to prove a point. :garamet:
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    if you mean he slightly less fuck all, then yes.

    he's a hard working player, and a dead ball specialist, but we saw in the world cup his impact on games these days are lot less than when at his prime.

    he's having a hell of a good patch right now, if it transfers to the england side then this may be a good choice, but we'll see.
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    Big Stall must have a serious thing for little Becks to be so defensive of a player who offered very little to England for a long time other than hard work. We saw it in most games, McClaren was right at the time to drop him. But credit to Becks he's playing well and no other England winger is doing that great so it's worth giving Beckham a go.
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    At last, a proper football thread, discussed properly. I hate posting at footy BBS, and the interest at my regular boards is minimal.

    Derby won promotion today, and I have to say I felt West Brom were going to do it, given the better strikers they have. However, the right team won in regards to league position, so good luck to them in avoiding relegation next season.
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  19. Stallion

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    Apart from the fantasy football parts.

    Well possibly, if you remove El chu and Camren, then most of us can discuss football fine. For some strange reason these two believe that spurs and Liverpool are the greatest teams on the planet, even though they haven't a hope of winning a domestic championship. :D


    Billy Davies, and Stephen Pearson. BigStalls Motherwell connection lives on! :D
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    ^Um, I never claimed that Spurs were the greatest team ever. What I have suggested is that we've gotten considerably better and we're the "best of the rest" right now. It's quite clear from the two seaons that we've had that at the moment we're better placed to break into the top four than any other team.

    Oh, and once Henry fucks off this summer prepare to see the slow decline of Ars*nal.
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    Alas, there's always one Scotman who drinks gay beers.
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    Anybody who thinks Lampard is as good as or, ludicrously, better than Stevie Gerrard does not deserve to be taken seriously when it comes to their opinions on football. :finger: ;)
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    ^ And just to illustrate my point, Lampard was utter garbage yet again for England. :D
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  24. Stallion

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    While golden balls was back in business! :yeehaw:
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    Camren, Phil and their buddies exposed as the trouble makers they are...... :jayzus:

    Reds fans labelled Europes worst!

    A damning report by European football's governing body says Liverpool fans are the worst-behaved in Europe.
    Uefa says Reds fans have been involved in more incidents in Europe during the past four years than any other club.

    Ticketless fans caused trouble at May's Champions League final, although the club criticised security at the game.

    Uefa spokesman William Gaillard said: "That was just the latest example. What other fans steal tickets from fellow fans or from the hands of children?"

    Uefa's report will be handed to sports minister Richard Caborn on Tuesday.

    In it, Uefa paints a damning picture of the Anfield club's supporters' behaviour at the Champions League final against AC Milan in Athens, which the Italian side won 2-1.

    Gaillard added: "We know what happened in Athens, and Liverpool fans were the cause of most of the trouble there.

    "There have been 25 incidents involving Liverpool fans away from home since 2003 and these are in the report - most teams' supporters do not cause any trouble at all."


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/l/liverpool/6717793.stm
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    Typical UEFA, always laying the blame elsewhere! Sure there were quite a few Liverpool fans who weren't entirely angelic. You get 50,000 football fans in one location for the biggest game of the season you're bound to get a few problems. Especially when UEFA in their wisdom decided to allocate just a quarter of the match tickets to Liverpool fans.
    The situation was absurd. No turnstiles, no normal ticket checks, just gates manned by police letting in anyone and everyone without verifying their tickets. Many got through without even showing their tickets. That's down to UEFA's incometent handling of the situation. You never get these problems in English league games but leave it to UEFA to handle big games and you're due a fuck up. But don't expect them to even remotely accept even a tiny portion of the blame, oh no. :jayzus:
  27. Ebeneezer Goode

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    "But don't expect them to even remotely accept even a tiny portion of the blame, oh no."

    well, to be fair, scousers seem real happy to accept zero responsibility for the hillsborough tragedy :marathon:

    and lets be honest, it was the scouse fans who got us booted out of europe for the 80's. although its funny how turkey can get away with any old shit they like :mad:
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    Yes, UEFA should accept some responsibility for the farcial entry policy at a non football stadia, but the CL final is not the only thing this is about. Here are a couple of choice quotes that may have escaped you on your first skim........



    A damning report by European football's governing body says Liverpool fans are the worst-behaved in Europe.
    Uefa says Reds fans have been involved in more incidents in Europe during the past four years than any other club.

    Uefa spokesman William Gaillard said: "That was just the latest example. What other fans steal tickets from fellow fans or from the hands of children?"

    "There have been 25 incidents involving Liverpool fans away from home since 2003 and these are in the report - most teams' supporters do not cause any trouble at all."
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  29. Linda R.

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    Now, now, Stall, ecky, you know it's never the Scousers' fault - they're always the victims.
    :garamet:
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    Liverpool supporters weren't responsible for the Hillsborough disaster. The official enquiry into the disaster (Taylor report) refuted accusations from some police officers that supporters might have played a part in the crush. Police mismanagement of the ground was to blame, so it's no surprise to hear that the cops who failed to control the situation are looking to blame others for their own incompetence, which led to the deaths of so many people.