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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby charliepanayi » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:17 pm UTC

Gemany throw away 4-0 lead!
A team actually scores against Spain!
Poland v England farce!
And poor old Canada :(
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby sigsfried » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:49 pm UTC

No excuse for what happened at the Sheffield Wednesday - Leeds game. Even as a Leeds fan I expect the strictest of sanctions against the club. Leeds failed to do even the most basic due dilligence. Companies have be wound up for less.

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby charliepanayi » Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:09 am UTC

I don't think companies have ever been wound up when one of their employees assaults someone. But obviously it was an absurdly stupid thing to do, there are some real idiots out there sometimes. The decision to play a game between two big rivals on a Friday evening doesn't seem very sensible either.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby sigsfried » Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:47 am UTC

The rumours are that the individual was banned from football grounds. To have bought not only a ticket, but a season ticket as well, is a gross failure to do due diligence. On top of that there clearly were not enough police around the Leeds fans. So really a catalogue of failures by Leeds United.

Just to clarify, I don't think Leeds should be wound up. I do think this needs to be dealt with harshly. I don't want to see this but I accept it is needed. The minimum that should happen is Leeds fans banned from away games for a considerable period, maybe the rest of the season combined with a 5-10 point deduction. Make it clear what happened is totally unacceptable. After all look at the reaction towards Poland, which arguably was less severe than this.

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby charliepanayi » Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:25 pm UTC

I presume you mean Serbia, Poland's only problem this week was not closing the roof on their stadium. I think a points deduction would be very harsh, why should decent fans and the players suffer for the foolishness of one person (though there were others causing trouble yesterday too). I've never liked the idea of collective punishement for the sins of a minority, it reminds me of being at school. It was unfair then and it would be unfair now.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby sigsfried » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:03 pm UTC

Yes I meant Serbia. That was complete stupidity on my side. The annoying thing is I wrote Serbia then "corrected" it to Poland.

The club failed. The club should be punished. The way to make sure the club doesn't allow such failings to happen again is a points deduction. The other option is to ban Leeds fans from all games (Home or Away) which would cause the meltdown of the club. Leeds failed to protect the players, there are bigger crimes in sport but not many.

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Negated » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:01 am UTC

It is a good day of football. Upsets everywhere.

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby charliepanayi » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:07 am UTC

It's a rotten week for football, optimism for the season ahead has gone up in smoke :(
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby ElWanderer » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:15 pm UTC

I've not seen the match yet, but I imagine there will be lots of Chelsea fans wanting to post how great the referee was today. I guess he wanted to make sure the headlines weren't about racism, handshakes and t-shirts... *removes tongure from cheek*
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby charliepanayi » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:50 pm UTC

I know I shouldn't like Suarez, but I thought his celebration was pretty funny. Lots of terrible decisions today in both big games.

We still have the best defensive record in the league?! Until we go to Old Trafford next weekend anyway.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Chuff » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:07 pm UTC

Great move by Fergie putting on Clattenbourg instead of Webb this weekend.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby roband » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:16 am UTC

Robbed by a linesman at Goodison Park :(

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby the penman » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:05 pm UTC

Well, this is turning out to be an interesting little League Cup match...

...although: Arsharvin setting up Chamakh - what year is this again? 2012? Surely not.

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby charliepanayi » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:27 pm UTC

Reading v Arsenal, pretty crazy. Not often that a football match reduces my brother to hysterical laughter.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby the penman » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:37 pm UTC

charliepanayi wrote:Reading v Arsenal, pretty crazy. Not often that a football match reduces my brother to hysterical laughter.


Ah, so he's not Scottish then?

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby raike » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:52 am UTC

Way to go Celtic! Reading about that result made me quite happy; I wish I'd been able to catch it live.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Negated » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:59 pm UTC

raike wrote:Way to go Celtic! Reading about that result made me quite happy; I wish I'd been able to catch it live.

That Celtic goalkeeper was unreal.

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby roband » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:26 pm UTC

Zlatan is God. Goal of the year, right there.

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby ElWanderer » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:18 pm UTC

roband wrote:Zlatan is God. Goal of the year, right there.

I think his volley against France in Euro 2012 was better :)

I didn't watch last night's match live (we were at the cinema watching Skyfall instead) and so had to listen to a lot about how great the goal was before I could actually see it. When I watched a replay this morning, I guess I was expecting more... ooomph. Was still a really good strike, just not what I had pictured mentally. Very quick thinking to hit it straight away rather than try to control the ball and turn, which would have given Hart time to get back. Where were our defenders, though?
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby roband » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:28 pm UTC

Did you see the extended build up play? It was a lobbed ball over the top, timed well to a run from Zlatan.

The defenders were tracking back, but no-one expected what happened.

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby ElWanderer » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:31 pm UTC

What I saw was a youtube video of the goal, that started with the ball being knocked high and long. I briefly tried finding some proper match highlights or at least footage from all six goals, but the related links were all fakes and it was time to turn the computer off and leave for work!
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby roband » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:32 pm UTC

Yeah, those "HIGHLIGHT VIDEO ALL GOALS" videos that end up being FIFA clips are very annoying.

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Cathode Ray Sunshine » Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:35 pm UTC

Halftime at the match between Arsenal and Tottenham. Arsenal could quite effortlessly score 2 more goals in the second half, they're easily overpowering a 10 man Tottenham.

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby charliepanayi » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:45 pm UTC

It's nice to know we can still beat Spurs.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby roband » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:03 pm UTC

It's nice to know Arsenal can still beat a 10-man Spurs.

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby charliepanayi » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:59 pm UTC

We beat them 5-2 last season when they had eleven men too :) - plus it's not our fault Adebayor was an idiot. Serves him right.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby roband » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:17 am UTC

Haha, from what I hear though, it was a different game before the sending off.

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby charliepanayi » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:00 am UTC

Yeah but that was just the first fifteen minutes. No way now of knowing if the whole game would have turned out the same way. Not to mention last year Spurs were 2-0 up and had eleven players on the field (and were riding high under Redknapp still), but we turned that around.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby raike » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:20 pm UTC

And there's another Chelsea manager given the sack...
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Negated » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:03 pm UTC

I think this is the most undeserved sack in Chelsea's history. Di Matteo won them the Champions League and the FA Cup last season, and this season he is sacked after just a few bad results.

It looks like Rafa Benitez is first in line to replace Di Matteo. I won't be surprised if Chelsea has 3 managers in a season.

On another note, Mark Hughes can't even win the sack race.

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby raike » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:13 pm UTC

Negated wrote:I think this is the most undeserved sack in Chelsea's history. Di Matteo won them the Champions League and the FA Cup last season, and this season he is sacked after just a few bad results.

It looks like Rafa Benitez is first in line to replace Di Matteo. I won't be surprised if Chelsea has 3 managers in a season.

On another note, Mark Hughes can't even win the sack race.


Seeing as RB's only been appointed as an 'interim' manager, there'll probably be 3 managers this season.

Personally, I'm surprised Hughes still has his job, especially after all the money he spent this summer. If they go down, they might end up like Portsmouth, maybe.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby charliepanayi » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:49 pm UTC

Abramovich clearly never wanted Di Matteo. They'd have replaced him in the summer if they'd not been lucky gits in Europe last year. Always funny to see their managerial revolving door anyway. And bye bye Man City in Europe again!

We're going to finish second in our group and get Barcelona again clearly.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Negated » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:26 pm UTC

charliepanayi wrote: And bye bye Man City in Europe again!

Being placed in the same group as Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund is rather unfortunate. It really sucks to be pot 3 and 4 in Champions League.

But still, that's no excuse for finishing lower than Ajax.

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby roband » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:17 pm UTC

Shelvey playing False 9 tonight for Liverpool.

Excited. Scared.

I love that Rodgers is happy to get players playing in different positions - but he's not forcing the issue. I'm certain he will change it if it's not working.
I just hope the team adapt well.
It can be difficult changing from a 3-5-2 one week, to 4-3-3 the next, to 3-4-1-2, to 4-3-3 (false 9), back to 4 at the back for the next game.

Excited. Scared.

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby charliepanayi » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:03 pm UTC

And now Mark Hughes has finally gone too. If Harry Redknapp joins QPR and gets them out of relegation trouble the amount of sucking up he gets from the media will get even more unbearable.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby raike » Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:46 pm UTC

I expected an easy victory from Arsenal today--no offence to AV fans intended, but AV and Arsenal don't quite occupy the same level in my mind. Also, Everton seem to have begun their inevitable collapse.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby roband » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:42 pm UTC

One year tomorrow - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/15910765

Very sad, that video makes me rather emotional.

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby the penman » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:52 pm UTC

Well, Benitez certainly has skills - he's managed to stop the most potent midfield in the Premier League from scoring. Well done Rafa.

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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby Chuff » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:18 am UTC

That was sure something.
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Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Postby roband » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:57 am UTC

What was Wenger thinking... and all that.


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