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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Amie » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:58 am UTC

No, the Chelsea side and RDM aren't deluded about their chances which is why they've come this far. It's the fact that some people here can't see that that's funny.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby raike » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:32 pm UTC

Guardiola's leaving Barcelona? He'll certainly be missed.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Garm » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:45 pm UTC

Guess they'll have to find someone else to give halftime Pep talks.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Dream » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:15 pm UTC

*rimshot*

He's apparently been taling about it privately for much of this year. It makes sense to me, I don't think he has anything else to do at Barcelona besides either stagnating or rebuilding from the bottom up for no good reason. A new manager can bring in new talent, and mould a new era for the club.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby sdkelso » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:26 am UTC

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

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Amie » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:53 pm UTC

Also, Marko Marin is officially signed to Chelsea FC.

Do you guys think they should allow people who got yellows in the semis to play in the CL finals? They're talking about amnesty and so far it isn't looking like it's something that'll happen.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Dream » Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:30 pm UTC

Amie wrote:They're talking about amnesty and so far it isn't looking like it's something that'll happen.

If there's one thing that's certain about UEFA, it's that they don't change their policies easily. It won't happen this year. It might happen next year, but I don't think it should. fans watch to see teams, not individuals. If there is a serious problem with understrength teams playing finals because they're missing players to yellow cards, maybe twerk the rules a bit. But the principle, that repeated cards lead to brief bans, is sound and shouldn't be changed.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Amie » Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:59 pm UTC

Yeah, UEFA is quite stubborn that way and I agree that barring a few carefully considered exceptions, the rule should stay.

Just got done watching Wigan vs Newcastle. Gods, that's the best first half I've seen in recent times!
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Dream » Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:06 pm UTC

Congratulations to Southampton, back in the Premier League after seven years in the Championship. Now fingers crossed that Blackpool win the playoff, I'd love to see them back in next year.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby charliepanayi » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:09 pm UTC

I'd like to see Blackpool back too, though that's partially because I dislike all the other teams in the playoffs this season. Will be strange to see Southampton in the top flight again next season, well done to them on promotion though.

Thanks to Wigan, our point at Stoke (where I think only Newcastle of the top couple of teams have won this season) means we edge a little closer to the finishing line. Hopefully Chelsea and Newcastle can draw on Wednesday and Norwich can be as disinterested as they looked today when they play us next weekend. I don't want to see the European Cup final with Arsenal's European Cup hopes depending on the result!
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby M.C. » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:27 am UTC

Oh, Portsmouth. :(
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby sdkelso » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:25 pm UTC

We want ten!

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby sdkelso » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:55 pm UTC

Torres!!! About fucking time, too!

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Amie » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:26 pm UTC

What an incredible game to watch! Torres made my day.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby charliepanayi » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:42 pm UTC

QPR must wish they could play all their games at home.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Dream » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:26 pm UTC

Well, it turns out it's possible to like anyone if they put six past QPR!
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Amie » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:01 am UTC

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby charliepanayi » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:02 am UTC

I think he's a decent choice. Poor guy won't stand a chance with the press all wanting their poster boy Harry Redknapp in the job though. They'll have their knives out from the off.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Dobblesworth » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:14 am UTC

If someone told me last August that Newcastle would still be challenging for a Champion's League spot in May, I'd have probably lamped them. And yet here we go, three games left, albeit a fairly tough run-in (Chelsea A, ManC H) and a poor goal difference compared to the Londoners we're hanging out up top with, but it's plausible.

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Amie » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:36 pm UTC

charliepanayi wrote:I think he's a decent choice. Poor guy won't stand a chance with the press all wanting their poster boy Harry Redknapp in the job though. They'll have their knives out from the off.

This article does more justice to the matter, I suppose.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby sdkelso » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:14 pm UTC

Well, so much for boring Chelsea anti-football. Did you lot see the shit the Europa League rejects just served up?

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Negated » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:23 pm UTC

Man Utd was shockingly poor. I don't think Joe Hart had a save to make the entire game.

Man City still have to play Newcastle away though. The title race is not over.

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby charliepanayi » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:58 pm UTC

sdkelso wrote:Well, so much for boring Chelsea anti-football. Did you lot see the shit the Europa League rejects just served up?


:roll:

Bloody Man Utd, when you want them to get a result they go and mess it up.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Amie » Tue May 01, 2012 7:33 am UTC

City did well to build up their chances and score. I guess they deserved this win.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby lynx » Tue May 01, 2012 9:20 am UTC

Just watched the City-United game this morning, had it downloaded but had to go to lectures (here in China the game was played at the lovely time of half past three in the morning). Epic, both sides wanted it and City deserved it in the end, the little scuffle between Ferguson and Mancini made me chuckle as well!

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Dream » Tue May 01, 2012 5:24 pm UTC

Euro 2012 boycott over Tymoshenko.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012 ... tic-crisis

The 2012 European Championships were heading towards a diplomatic fiasco on Monday after more EU leaders said they would join Germany in a boycott of the event next month unless Ukraine freed the opposition leader, Yulia Tymoshenko.

On Sunday, Angela Merkel said that she and her cabinet would not attend any games played in Ukraine, which is co-hosting the tournament with Poland, unless the human rights situation under President Viktor Yanukovych improved.

On Monday, the president of the European commission, José Manuel Barroso, and Viviane Reding, the commissioner for justice, said they would not be travelling to Ukraine either. The Czech president, Vaclav Klaus, announced he was cancelling a visit to Yalta, while Germany's president, Joachim Gauck, called off a trip to the same central European leaders' summit last week.


I really hope this takes off, and we see a solid boycott, as well as fan led protests. Ukraine was on the up in freedom and democracy terms when it won the hosting, but things have changed since. Let's make sure they don't continue this way.

Also, I hope I get to protest a bit, because that implies Ireland make it out of our Poland based group stage!
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Negated » Tue May 01, 2012 6:45 pm UTC

Roy Hodgson takes over England. Winning the Euro2012 tournament is a distant dream. But at least expectations are low this time.

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby charliepanayi » Tue May 01, 2012 9:04 pm UTC

I need Euro 2012 as a tonic to all the crap during this season so far.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby raike » Tue May 01, 2012 11:10 pm UTC

charliepanayi wrote:I need Euro 2012 as a tonic to all the crap during this season so far.


I need Euro 2012 so that I have something to watch after work.

Anyone else watch Liverpool-Fulham? It wasn't that Fulham was particularly good, so much as Liverpool rather poor...
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby charliepanayi » Wed May 02, 2012 8:21 am UTC

Liverpool are just thinking about Saturday now - I'm hoping Chelsea do the same when they play Newcastle tonight. Though as I've said a draw would be best for Arsenal. Also, come on Bolton!
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby sdkelso » Wed May 02, 2012 4:26 pm UTC

Chelsea and Bolton to get results today.

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby sdkelso » Wed May 02, 2012 8:45 pm UTC

sdkelso wrote:Chelsea and Bolton to get results today.


Well so much for that. There goes fourth.

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Garm » Wed May 02, 2012 8:51 pm UTC

Ironic that Chelsea would hold the ball for 2/3rds of the match and lose.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby sdkelso » Wed May 02, 2012 8:55 pm UTC

Not really. We didn't have the quality today. The Barcodes deserved the win (or a nil-nil draw, I haven't decided yet--Jesus). Had nothing to do with possession.

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Dream » Wed May 02, 2012 9:10 pm UTC

sdkelso, it makes me very happy to know you'll never, ever get over that one match against Barcelona. You'll be bitter about criticism of Chelsea's performance long after nobody else cares.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby charliepanayi » Wed May 02, 2012 9:11 pm UTC

You are the sheer epitomy of a bad winner sdeklo. We've all stopped talking about last week's game now if you hadn't noticed.

And now I'm off to dread Saturday's game.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby sdkelso » Wed May 02, 2012 9:18 pm UTC

You guys have got to be fucking kidding me!!! Garm brought it up!!

Twats.

Edit: Honestly, what is wrong with you two? Do you read before you decide to run your mouths?

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Garm » Wed May 02, 2012 9:28 pm UTC

It's true. I kinda did. I just thought it was funny that Chelsea had the tables turned on them. So in sdkelso's defense, he was goaded, tho' that wasn't my intention. Not trying to troll here.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby sdkelso » Wed May 02, 2012 9:32 pm UTC

Garm wrote:It's true. I kinda did. I just thought it was funny that Chelsea had the tables turned on them. So in sdkelso's defense, he was goaded, tho' that wasn't my intention. Not trying to troll here.


No worries, I just find the possession talk a bit ridiculous; hence the picture. My point was that regardless of how much possession you have, you need quality in the final third as well, which we obviously didn't have.

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Dream » Wed May 02, 2012 9:39 pm UTC

Garm wrote:It's true. I kinda did. I just thought it was funny that Chelsea had the tables turned on them.
It wasn't a troll, it was actually very ironic. Chelsea fluffed the chances that would have made their possession tell on the scoreboard, which let a single opposition goal decide the match, with an emphatic last minute goal to seal it. In sdkelso's world, pointing that out about Barcelona's performance v chelsea is preposterous, and just sour grapes from Barcelona acolytes, but pointing it out about Chelsea losing in a similar fashion requires restatement of the "Barcelona LOOOOOST! Don't you get it?!?" argument.
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