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Source: (consider it) Thread: The beautiful game - the boys are back
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quote:
Originally posted by rolyn:
The entertainment value of tomorrow's Final will depend quite a lot on the Ronaldo's form, and how much attention the French team have to lend it.

As it turned out, Ronaldo's form was "prone." And the French had no idea how to handle Portugal without Ronaldo.

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With some sort of apology for the Euro-centric point of view, Proper Football™ returned this weekend! And about time too.

What are your predictions for the new season?

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Ipswich Town to rise towards the top of the Championship but narrowly fail to get promoted.

Again.

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We could formalise this a little bit:
  1. Top four, in order.
  2. The three to be relegated (in no specific order)
  3. FA Cup winners
  4. Champions' League winner
  5. Sack race winner (Premier League only)
What do you think?

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Originally posted by Imaginary Friend:
What are your predictions for the new season?

After last year's win, pluck will struggle to stay out of relegation I fear. Hype will return to the top of the table. Hope will not do as well as last season, dropping from second down to mid table I think. Greed to finish a close second, moving up from last season's third slot. Quality football will get a Champions League place this season but not much more.

And no, those terms are not code for any particular teams.

I watched part of the Man U Bournemouth game last week, heard Ibra had "found his utopia" and promptly [Projectile]

I do enjoy the football but the other stuff that goes on is turning me off.

Like everybody else, loved when the Foxes won last season but 20+ years of hearing "Manchester United" or "Liverpool" or "Chelsea" or "Manchester City" or "Arsenal" invoked as if they were the most important things in the world has turned me off the EPL. I will follow the results and keep tabs on Liverpool proceedings but the rest of it I just can't stand anymore.

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Why?

Chelsea have re-signed a player who was a liability in the Premiership and confirmed that in the 2014 World Cup as part of the Brazil team beaten 7-1 by Germany.

What has possessed them to spend £34 million on a 29 year old defender who can't defend? I know they have more money than sense, but I didn't realise it was that much money and that little sense. PSG can't believe their luck!

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Yeah, from a footballing point of view, it's a bit of an odd one. But Chelsea are desperate for another centre half, and we were having trouble recruiting any of our other targets. The more weird part is that various reputable people are reporting the neither club were very keen on the idea, but David and his agent pushed it because he was keen to return to London. I can't blame him! [Biased]

From a supporter's point of view (at least, from this supporter's point of view!) it's a brilliant signing. Stuff happens when David is on the field, at both ends. There will be considerably fewer dull moments at Stamford Bridge because of this signing, and I think that's great.

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So, my Swedish team, Långholmen FC clinched the Stockholm Division 5 Mellar title yesterday afternoon with a convincing 1-3 away win over title rivals Boo FF. A much-needed antidote to Chelsea's dismal, dismal performance at the Emirates. [Smile] [Frown]

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MLS supporters shield (best regular season record) is down to Sunday's games. All my Colorado Rapids have to do is beat last place Houston in Denver and we win. Last to best in one season, and all anyone will talk about is the NFL Broncos.

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I was wrong about the opponent and location (at Portland, actually,) and the Rapids suffered a 1-0 loss, leaving them in second place. On to the playoffs.

At least Dallas won the West, meaning that since they had already clinched a spot in the CONCACAF Champion's League through winning the US Open Cup, the top finisher in the West spot goes to the Rapids. So there's also that to look forward to.

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DC United beat Fake City 3-1 yesterday, and we're on the way to the playoffs. I'm sure another agonising defeat to the other New York team is just around the corner...

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At the risk of revealing myself to be the dirty bandwagon jumper that I am...

My bad, one more week before the playoffs. My Rapids are two points behind Dallas, so we need to beat Houston in Denver (that part was right) and hope for a Dallas loss. [Hot and Hormonal]

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Originally posted by Imaginary Friend:
DC United beat Fake City 3-1 yesterday, and we're on the way to the playoffs. I'm sure another agonising defeat to the other New York team is just around the corner...

Didn't quite work out that way.

Playoff game report - TFC on a cold Wednesday night in front of 21K, smallest crowd of the season but almost completely made up of the long time faithful. Loud, smokey, and boisterous ending in a glorious 3-1 win. Team played with more commitment then I've ever seen - heck, Giovinco had more tackles then he had almost the whole of the season.

Onto play the Man City B team tomorrow night. Two teams who think offence first. First leg matches tend to be low scoring affairs but TFC didn't approach it that way in the Voyageurs (Canadian Cup).

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These days people seem to be taking offense at so many things and are so intolerant of other views that I found it quite refreshing to read this story about A German Team that not only was able to take a joke, but joined in on it!

I kind of want one of those scarves myself--and I'm a Kaiserslautern fan!

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The Rapids are through on another gritty ugly grind it out with hard tackles and win 1-0 victory over L.A. It actually took penalties, since it was a two-leg tie, but that's when it pays to have the greatest American goalie of all time on your team. On to the Conference Finals!

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Big match on the international front tonight, as the USA hosts Mexico in the first game of the Hexagonal WC qualification tournament. Both teams are likely to end up in Russia in 2018, but you don't want to drop games at home, especially to a rival.

In North America, we have a tradition of "CONCACAF Gamesmanship." Fans and confederations go out of their way to make road trips as difficult as possible for the visiting team, from the moment they show up in country until the end of the game. Crappy hotels, fans blocking bus access to stadiums, nasty and personal chanting, the whole nine yards. It's why road trips against relatively middling teams like Guatemala and Honduras can be beasts.

For years, we in the USA pretended that we were above this. Until they realized that we should always schedule games against Mexico in cities with smallish Mexican populations, to ensure true home field advantage. So it's become a tradition to play this one in Columbus, Ohio, where the USA has a string of 2-0 wins over Mexico. It's known as "Dos a Zero".

Given tensions in the country at this moment, I would accept Dos a Uno (2-1) this time around.

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...Cue jokes about Mexicans curling one around the American wall...

[Biased]

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Yeah, that wasn't quite the 2-1 I was hoping for. Now I just hope Tim Howard's injury won't keep him out against Seattle next week.

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And Klinsmann's outa here--about time. I'd be happy with Arena or Bradley coming back, though I think we have a lot of good coaches in the US. I think Caleb Porter would be a good choice, though I want to keep him in Portland for a while...

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Playoff football, eh?

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Playoff football, eh?

Do you mean playoff football where they don't know the correct dimensions for the field?

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Yes, the rumour has it the Montreal Impact staff gave the dimensions in metres and the Big Owe staff put it down in yards - it was down like that for 5 days but as nobody looked at the field from on high, it didn't get noticed until the ref paced it off. Complete farce.

BUT, that game was well...woof. 61K, loud as stink, astro turf out of the early 90's playing right into Montreal's speed demon ways. Go up 3-0, TFC look dead and buried and then...boom...tactical adjustment pulls IMFC's 3 DM's out of shape and 2 away goals.

Now TFC have to win at home but that is certainly better then having to score 4.

I look forward to minus 3 with the wind off the lake freezing my butt off with 36K other people - should be great fun. [Yipee]

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Never been in a stadium where the concrete sections bounced before.

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Would that I had found the schedule yesterday - 5-0 not something Spurs find everyday!

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Would that I had found the schedule yesterday - 5-0 not something Spurs find everyday!

From what I saw Swansea were lucky to get nil. Spurs could have had ten and the match should have been stopped as "no contest" after an hour.

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Odd that the Spurs fan pipes up this week, not last. [Biased]

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I'm onto of the world! Looking forward to taking over first place in the league this weekend.

[Yipee]

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How has the club of Sir Matt Busby and Bobby Charlton come so low?

OK, they are iconic figures and Charlton the first that comes to mind amongst a whole crop of gifted players, many of whom were cut down very early, but the sense of entitlement that grew under Sir Alex Ferguson (a great man in many other ways) and which was typified by Roy Keane's behaviour towards referees has found a new peak (or plumbed new depths) under Jose Mourinho's latest outburst.

I'll be supporting the Redshite against them from now on, something I thought I'd never do.

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Oh come on. Surely you can't support Liverpool against anybody??!!

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Oh come on. Surely you can't support Liverpool against anybody??!!

That's what I always thought, but right now I do. I don't feel good about it you understand, rather like the Neil Hamilton v Mohammed Fayed court case from years ago.
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I presume you were still wishing good things on Wolves yesterday though? [Biased]

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I presume you were still wishing good things on Wolves yesterday though? [Biased]

I was and I am still congratulating them!
Congratulations to Lincoln City and Sutton United on beating league opposition rated far higher.

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God willing I shan't be missing any more winning four-nil Spurs matches due to faults in the television schedules!

[brick wall]

[Help]

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There's about a foot of snow outside right now.
The new season starts in less then a month. These two things are kinda hard to keep in balance.

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I have nothing to say here that could be printed in a family website that could be printed here!

What if my Tottenham side showed up in their snappy white and blue uniforms but refused to play? Did they flush the match down the drain? Did they take bribes?

I was looking forward to another win, like the high-scoring ones I missed.

My beer stein of choice which was my favourite and held two pints was relegated to a 12-ounce glass bearing the figure of Donald Duck!z

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Leicester have sacked Claudio Ranieri. I guess it was kinda inevitable, but I find it quite sad all the same. Last year was a glorious fluke. Leicester should probably be in the relegation scrap, so this season has just been regression to the mean. And he gets the boot for it. Poor guy.

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Dunno if we've been numerically eliminated from first place or not....

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Still twelve games to go, so there's 36 points to play for. Our lead is currently 10 points, so it's certainly not mathematically certain.

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How about Son's hat trick yesterday?

[Yipee]

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Am I the only Premier League supporter here who has seen the gorgeous and exciting new stadium nearing completion at White Hart Lane? There are all sorts of interactive features on the web site.

The multi-purpose tour de force is nearing completion and should be all sorted before the end of next year. I want a flat down the road apiece!

[Overused] [Yipee]

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Well, the FA Cup semi final between Tottenham and Chelsea was a game and a half. In London parlance, we mugged them right off!

Matić with an archetypal "thunderbastard" to win the game, and the Spurs end emptying with ten minutes still to play were glorious sights to behold! Well worth catching the highlights, if you can. [Smile]

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Last season, in early March it was announced that if Leeds failed to make the play offs then season tickets would be refunded.

Form a nice queue at ElLand Road.

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Go on, who cannot see some connection between Newcastle United being investigated by the taxman for illegal payments and their sponsorship by Wonga.com?

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quote:
Originally posted by Imaginary Friend:
Well, the FA Cup semi final between Tottenham and Chelsea was a game and a half.

Not so fast! Let's see if you're still smirking on Sunday!
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Well, there is a mathematical probability of exactly zero that you'll be ahead of us by the end of Sunday, so I think I'll be alright.

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A great final north London derby at White Hart Lane. We now have an insurmountable lead over Arse&all, and when you look at a combined league from the last two seasons, Spurs have been far and away consistently the best team in the Premiership.

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Do they give out a trophy for that?

It's kinda odd how, as Tottenham climb to ascendancy in North London, they are also taking over the Gooners' habits of defining meaningless metrics by which they prove they are the best. No more 'fourth place trophy' for Arsenal, but apparently Spurs have won the 'consistently the best over two seasons' cup.

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...And Tottenham have Spursed it up again. [Big Grin]

In fairness, it was a bit late this year, but did anyone ever seriously doubt that it was coming at some point?

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It's an oddly satisfying and unexpected thing to see the counter reset.

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I was too bust gloating elsewhere, that I forgot about this thread. Watch out, Huddersfield Town are coming.

I hope they change the away shirt for next season, there's no evidence of any being worn round here. [Projectile]

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