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RE: All things Football (soccer) related - 8/28/2019 9:38:17 AM   
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What football is all about....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-49372359

I hope this has a happy ending for the two-time FA Cup winners, but time is getting short now....
warspite1

...and an even bigger name - a founding member of the football league in 1888 and 4-time FA Cup winners - and in even bigger trouble....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49473537

Bury have been expelled from the EFL. Bolton have been given 14 days although the administrators say winding up could begin today as the talks aimed at saving the club fail.

The phoenix always gives us hope however...

The Irish Guy gives his measured and solemn analysis of the situation...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_acVKQBwZhs

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PS. The takeover at Bolton has apparently been completed. Not sure if the EFL has to give the takeover a final blessing.

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RE: All things Football (soccer) related - 9/6/2019 4:38:59 AM   
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So from the unremitting misery that is domestic football, its back to international football. So let's see how long the press love in with Gareth Southgate continues.

England has some interesting players coming through - can Mr Southgate mould them into a winning team? Well he's continued to pick Jesse Lingard so I have my doubts.....

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RE: All things Football (soccer) related - 9/6/2019 11:17:54 AM   
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No he wont. The World Cup overall showed how useless we are. Any of our previous international teams over the last 20/30 or so years could have won the last world cup. Not these dolts though.

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So from the unremitting misery that is domestic football, its back to international football. So let's see how long the press love in with Gareth Southgate continues.

England has some interesting players coming through - can Mr Southgate mould them into a winning team? Well he's continued to pick Jesse Lingard so I have my doubts.....



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RE: All things Football (soccer) related - 9/6/2019 6:26:38 PM   
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So grab a six pack, a bag of potato chips (American English, Queens's English is potato crisps) then sit down a watch a game.

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RE: All things Football (soccer) related - 9/24/2019 9:10:03 PM   
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In true Spurs style the wheels have well and truly come off. How bad can Eriksen get? What did he do when he came on (rhetorical question). Given his penalty record recently why was he even taking one?

Spurs are clueless, negative, slow, unimaginative and totally unable to pass a ball between two players (unless its to the opposition).

Oh well, a few years in the Champions League was good while it lasted. Back now to mid-table mediocrity.

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RE: All things Football (soccer) related - 9/24/2019 10:00:48 PM   
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that was grim ...

it does seem as if Pochettino has lost it?

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RE: All things Football (soccer) related - 9/25/2019 6:24:43 AM   
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that was grim ...

it does seem as if Pochettino has lost it?
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It's really difficult to know what has happened - pretty much since the start of the 2017-18 season - and has been getting worse each month. Alli is just useless and offers nothing - back to another embarrassing dive trying to win a penalty too. Eriksen's performance when he came on had to be seen to be believed for its sheer ineptitude - his first corner kick found the opposing corner flag...... Moura - as always - blows hot and (mostly) cold - touches of brilliance and many, many more touches not out of place with a 4th tier player. When attacking it looks like they've been drilled as to what to do - sideways, back, sideways, spread out to the wings, back and then either lose the ball or cross it into the box - a cross that meets a defender every time. Its a world away from City and Liverpool - an absolute world away - and is a long way from many other premiership teams too.....


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RE: All things Football (soccer) related - 9/25/2019 10:47:00 AM   
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If Poch is to have an off-year, finally, maybe this is not a bad year to have it. United continue to have totally lost their ethos, Chelsea is in transition, and Arsenal is doing their best impersonation of the stereotypical Spurs (if I may say so). So unless Hammers or Leicester can sustain their level, and I don't quite believe they can, I don't see Spurs falling off from top four.

But quite a strange start to this season, must admit. With the summer business done I thought you lot would improve from last year, rather.

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RE: All things Football (soccer) related - 9/25/2019 1:18:24 PM   
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The Spurs disaster has been commented on the spanish televisions... The world is a village now.

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RE: All things Football (soccer) related - 10/6/2019 10:32:03 AM   
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Well we can't play football but we can put on a show for our American cousins

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/nfl/article-7538811/Tottenhams-sparkling-new-stadium-primed-ready-shine-NFL-debut-Sunday.html?offset=0&max=100&jumpTo=comment-470056859&reply=470056859#comment-470056859

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/american-football/49945551

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RE: All things Football (soccer) related - 10/6/2019 12:50:09 PM   
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Well we can't play football but we can put on a show for our American cousins

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/nfl/article-7538811/Tottenhams-sparkling-new-stadium-primed-ready-shine-NFL-debut-Sunday.html?offset=0&max=100&jumpTo=comment-470056859&reply=470056859#comment-470056859

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/american-football/49945551

With cheerleaders.




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RE: All things Football (soccer) related - 10/6/2019 6:25:22 PM   
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all of a sudden Spurs are not the crisis club any more ...

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RE: All things Football (soccer) related - 10/6/2019 6:43:34 PM   
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all of a sudden Spurs are not the crisis club any more ...
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Well if Manchester United are in crisis at the same time as Spurs then Manchester United are always going to be the crisis club - by virtue of the fact they are bigger than Tottenham.

Every football fan I know has said Ole will be gone by Christmas - and they were saying that in February (at the latest) this year.

The difference between United and Spurs is that United can afford to a) off load a mis-firing manager and b) spend money on replacements.

Spurs can't do either should they decide that Poch needs to go (or Poch decides himself). Spurs aren't going to get a serial trophy winner to replace him because they can't afford the players the likes of Allegri or Mourinho would demand. That's why they seems to be thinking of the likes of Southgate (oh dear.....).

So we might not be the crisis club, but we are in crisis. We have a massive debt that has to be serviced and without Champions League (or even Europa League) football, and an ageing, seemingly disaffected squad that needs refreshing, that is a major problem.

For the first time I am even doubting Poch - he doesn't seem to have a plan B, his tactics are the same every game, and many of his team selections just beggar belief - Sanchez or Sissoko at right back?? Really?


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RE: All things Football (soccer) related - 10/6/2019 8:05:38 PM   
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all of a sudden Spurs are not the crisis club any more ...
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Well if Manchester United are in crisis at the same time as Spurs then Manchester United are always going to be the crisis club - by virtue of the fact they are bigger than Tottenham.

Every football fan I know has said Ole will be gone by Christmas - and they were saying that in February (at the latest) this year.

The difference between United and Spurs is that United can afford to a) off load a mis-firing manager and b) spend money on replacements.

Spurs can't do either should they decide that Poch needs to go (or Poch decides himself). Spurs aren't going to get a serial trophy winner to replace him because they can't afford the players the likes of Allegri or Mourinho would demand. That's why they seems to be thinking of the likes of Southgate (oh dear.....).

So we might not be the crisis club, but we are in crisis. We have a massive debt that has to be serviced and without Champions League (or even Europa League) football, and an ageing, seemingly disaffected squad that needs refreshing, that is a major problem.

For the first time I am even doubting Poch - he doesn't seem to have a plan B, his tactics are the same every game, and many of his team selections just beggar belief - Sanchez or Sissoko at right back?? Really?


Look on the bright side, at least Braintree are doing well after an appalling start - unfortunately.

Best wishes,
Steve

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RE: All things Football (soccer) related - 10/7/2019 6:14:48 AM   
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Look on the bright side, at least Braintree are doing well after an appalling start - unfortunately.

Best wishes,
Steve
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Good news for Braintree indeed - and with the FA Cup win still to come too


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RE: All things Football (soccer) related - 10/7/2019 8:30:12 AM   
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Look on the bright side, at least Braintree are doing well after an appalling start - unfortunately.

Best wishes,
Steve
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Good news for Braintree indeed - and with the FA Cup win still to come too


We decided, after a somewhat heated debate, to sacrifice the FA Cup for a mid table National League South finish. However, the players we have are not that bright and are doing a little better than we want. We keep booing them when they win but they still don't get it. What can you do?

Best wishes,
Steve

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RE: All things Football (soccer) related - 10/8/2019 7:09:26 PM   
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Look on the bright side, at least Braintree are doing well after an appalling start - unfortunately.

Best wishes,
Steve
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Good news for Braintree indeed - and with the FA Cup win still to come too


We decided, after a somewhat heated debate, to sacrifice the FA Cup for a mid table National League South finish. However, the players we have are not that bright and are doing a little better than we want. We keep booing them when they win but they still don't get it. What can you do?

Best wishes,
Steve

Try to cheer them on instead.

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RE: All things Football (soccer) related - 10/9/2019 6:57:34 AM   
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David Squires' take on managers under pressure, or Untitled Premier League Managers Game as the title was, was pure class again. How he does this week in week out I have no idea. "This" being how he mixes the latest memes and whatevers to latest on Premier League.

No worries Warspite, Poch was not mentioned. However, Colchester manager John McGreal gets a mention for his "inability to neat Tottenham in normal-time now looking increasingly like a poor result".

My favourite was Sean and Matt Longstaff walking to sunset, best of friends, with Bruce getting a bit misty-eyed about it. Of course, with Mark Knopfler guitar playing, we all are a bit Steve Bruce there. Right?

https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2019/oct/08/david-squires-on-premier-league-managers

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RE: All things Football (soccer) related - 10/10/2019 12:05:20 PM   
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As Warspite said it was good..ish...while it lasted. Poch decision making during the Champions League final said it all to me..really not bothered if he went (bring back HArry, he got the ball rolling for us. Apart from him that's the trouble who else is there?)..also time for Kane to go. Way to predictable with him in the side. As I said before the final every Liverpool fan here said if Kane starts then they will win, he wont be fit and we are too predictable with him, they knew how to deal with us with him in the side. When he isn't that's when the threat can come from anywhere Son, Erickson, Ali etc. Spend the money from Kane on two great players.

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RE: All things Football (soccer) related - 10/10/2019 3:02:37 PM   
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Look on the bright side, at least Braintree are doing well after an appalling start - unfortunately.

Best wishes,
Steve
warspite1

Good news for Braintree indeed - and with the FA Cup win still to come too


We decided, after a somewhat heated debate, to sacrifice the FA Cup for a mid table National League South finish. However, the players we have are not that bright and are doing a little better than we want. We keep booing them when they win but they still don't get it. What can you do?

Best wishes,
Steve

Try to cheer them on instead.

No. That would only encourage the little blighters.

Best wishes,
Steve

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RE: All things Football (soccer) related - 10/11/2019 9:12:31 PM   
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There is rumour in the papers of Gareth Southgate becoming the new Spurs manger if Poch moves on.

I think it would be an excellent choice in terms of continuity; Southgate's England and Poch's Spurs currently play the same way - sideways, backwards, slow, dull, unimaginative, predictable, a creativity free zone, being unable to pass the ball, unable to pick a cross, unable to defend and generally pretty embarrassing.....

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RE: All things Football (soccer) related - 10/11/2019 9:18:39 PM   
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... generally pretty embarrassing.....


you want embarrassing - hah, try the Scotland national team, at least we won't lose 0-4 to San Marino (well that is up for debate)

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RE: All things Football (soccer) related - 10/11/2019 9:29:26 PM   
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... generally pretty embarrassing.....


you want embarrassing - hah, try the Scotland national team, at least we won't lose 0-4 to San Marino (well that is up for debate)
warspite1

Well at least we can agree on one thing; British football really knows how to stink the place out...... one draw and three defeats... at least the Northern Irish had an excuse.


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