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Re: The Football

Post by humblebee » Thu Aug 20, 2009 09:21

You'll just have to rush in for Shawcross before anyone else can get him. Eight million would probably do it.

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Re: The Football

Post by indiansummer » Thu Aug 20, 2009 09:26

Aye... i think we're after Wheater as the prime target. Or Taylor. But Shawcross could be a good option too. Hmm.

Well, not that it's up to me, of course!

If we can get a centre-half, a new right-back and a right-sided midfielder/winger before the window shuts, i'll be happy.

Instead i predict Robert Huth and a midielder "in the Lee Carsley mould" who plays about 3 times next year, to bulk up the squad.
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Re: The Football

Post by indiansummer » Fri Aug 21, 2009 08:36

First match of the post-Lescott era wasn't so bad in the end!

Also, when Sigma's fans chant their team name, it sounds an awfay lot like 'sieg heil'. Which was a bit worrying.
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Re: The Football

Post by Wheatabeat » Fri Aug 21, 2009 09:50

indiansummer wrote: Also, when Sigma's fans chant their team name, it sounds an awfay lot like 'sieg heil'. Which was a bit worrying.
I remember the Sun trying to do a story about how Millwall is riddled with facist supporters. They sent a black journo down who reported how he never felt so intimidated in his life and that they all kept shouting "Sieg Heil!" over and over. It just turned out Millwall were at home to Brighton and the "Seig Heil"'s were actually "Seagulls!" from the Brighton contigent.
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Re: The Football

Post by indiansummer » Fri Aug 21, 2009 09:57

Haha! I very vaguely remember that.

Disappointment on the When Skies Are Grey forum - a certain imminent player exit means regular user Half_Man_Half_Lescott will have to change his username. Suggestions thus far have been largely shite, although if our interest in a speedy Russian winger comes to fruition, it'll allow the possibility of Ahh_Bystrov.
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Re: The Football

Post by jayen_aitch » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:55

I really think Hull might pull a rabbit out of the hat this season. There's plenty of new talent, and I think it's a bit early to write them off. Or am I being wildly optimistic?

They need to get point from games like tomorrow's though - the sort of games where you might hope they won't be outclassed to such a degree. If they can't start to do that it'll be worrying.
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Re: The Football

Post by humblebee » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:07

jayen_aitch wrote:I really think Hull might pull a rabbit out of the hat this season. There's plenty of new talent, and I think it's a bit early to write them off. Or am I being wildly optimistic?

They need to get point from games like tomorrow's though - the sort of games where you might hope they won't be outclassed to such a degree. If they can't start to do that it'll be worrying.
Brown is the problem now for Hull. I'm not one for getting shot of a manager at the drop of a hat and, sure, he did well taking them up. But taking this case on its merits, it does look like he's lost it there and it's hard to see him turning it round. See how the next three or four games go - if there are more big defeats and the players' heads have dropped, then the only chance of staying up is to get rid. Even then, they should only do it if they can be sure of bringing in a good, experienced manager to replace him.
Luis Figo next, apparently. Heh. I don't mind - it makes it all the more fun when we beat them again.

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Re: The Football

Post by Your Funny Uncle » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:46

I was watching a stream of my (Mexican) wife's team Pumas losing at the weekend and they mentioned the rumours about Figo. Obviously with Eriksson having done his best to achieve the impossible and fail to qualify Mexico for the World cup there is interest over there about his latest endeavours...

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Re: The Football

Post by indiansummer » Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:10

Hughes ends his interest in Lescott! Bullshit.
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Re: The Football

Post by mkgleeds » Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:43

Wheatabeat wrote:
indiansummer wrote: Also, when Sigma's fans chant their team name, it sounds an awfay lot like 'sieg heil'. Which was a bit worrying.
I remember the Sun trying to do a story about how Millwall is riddled with facist supporters. They sent a black journo down who reported how he never felt so intimidated in his life and that they all kept shouting "Sieg Heil!" over and over. It just turned out Millwall were at home to Brighton and the "Seig Heil"'s were actually "Seagulls!" from the Brighton contigent.
Rambling anecdote time.

Few years back went to watch a pre-season friendly in Haugesund, Norway.
There are 2 teams in Haugesund and some of the fans from the team we weren't playing came into our end and started abusing the other team by shouting "Mocke Skeet" or something similar, which we found out was abuse of the other team who were known as seagulls. However, we told other Leeds fans it was just a greeting like hello. Cue Leeds fans later in the evening, greeting people in the bar with the phrase "Seagull shit"

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Re: The Football

Post by Damian » Sat Aug 22, 2009 23:19

This is awful :-

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/u ... 806383.ece

Slightly odd too, the attacker is from Derby or at least arrested there.

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Re: The Football

Post by Richard » Sat Aug 22, 2009 23:53

Damian wrote:This is awful :-

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/u ... 806383.ece

Slightly odd too, the attacker is from Derby or at least arrested there.
Forest were just about to sign him for £1.5 million. It could've been a pre-emptive stabbing. Still, shit. That's not nice at all.

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Re: The Football

Post by Martijn » Sun Aug 23, 2009 00:01

Damian wrote:This is awful :-

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/u ... 806383.ece

Slightly odd too, the attacker is from Derby or at least arrested there.
What's odd about that? It doesn't seem that the attack is football-related; are people from Derby less likely to get involved in knife crime?

What's happening at Brighton by the way? (I thought they had some supporters here.) Didn't they have this mega-rich owner or something?

Exeter won its first game of the season today, thanks to Marcus Stewart's 250th League goal. That's quite a lot I would think, but I can't find any list of all-time top scorers; even Wikipedia doesn't seem to have one.

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Re: The Football

Post by Damian » Sun Aug 23, 2009 00:28

Martijn wrote:
Damian wrote:This is awful :-

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/u ... 806383.ece

Slightly odd too, the attacker is from Derby or at least arrested there.
What's odd about that? It doesn't seem that the attack is football-related; are people from Derby less likely to get involved in knife crime?

What's happening at Brighton by the way? (I thought they had some supporters here.) Didn't they have this mega-rich owner or something?

Exeter won its first game of the season today, thanks to Marcus Stewart's 250th League goal. That's quite a lot I would think, but I can't find any list of all-time top scorers; even Wikipedia doesn't seem to have one.
No it does, seem like it might be football related. I mean as Richard pointed out the guy was going to play for Nottingham, could be Derby football rivalry, plus the fact they stabbed his legs. If I was going to stab someone I'd probably go higher up the body. Whatever though, it is still awful. No signs of break in at his house either.

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Re: The Football

Post by Richard » Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:41

It doesn't appear to football related in the slightest. They stabbed his Mum too.

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Re: The Football

Post by andyroo » Sun Aug 23, 2009 19:25

From what I've read on the forumvine the Calum Davenport attacker's meant to have been his sister's boyfriend.

Whatever the situation it's a fucking terrible thing to happen. He severed an artery and could have bled to death. There's talk of amputation and at any rate he'll probably never kick a football again. Very sad.

On an unrelated note, what the hell happened to the La Liga on Sky? Have they lost the rights, if so is anyone showing it in the UK and/or Ireland? (Perhaps a victim of the Setanta fiasco?)
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Re: The Football

Post by Richard » Sun Aug 23, 2009 20:49

andyroo wrote: On an unrelated note, what the hell happened to the La Liga on Sky? Have they lost the rights, if so is anyone showing it in the UK and/or Ireland? (Perhaps a victim of the Setanta fiasco?)
Sky baulked at the £15 million renewal fee for showing La Liga. ESPN might be picking it up though, I think.

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Re: The Football

Post by indiansummer » Mon Aug 24, 2009 09:05

Fair play to Burnley. We nearly played ourselves back into the game but wasted chances. But they're a well-organised team and pretty fucking crafty going forward too. We didn't wake up til half an hour in, and then we went a goal down shortly afterwards anyway.

How many more sides need to recognise that Tony Hibbert is our significant weak link before we bring in a new right back?
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Re: The Football

Post by humblebee » Mon Aug 24, 2009 09:51

indiansummer wrote:Fair play to Burnley. We nearly played ourselves back into the game but wasted chances. But they're a well-organised team and pretty fucking crafty going forward too. We didn't wake up til half an hour in, and then we went a goal down shortly afterwards anyway.

How many more sides need to recognise that Tony Hibbert is our significant weak link before we bring in a new right back?
Whenever I see him on the telly I go: "Oy, Hibbert!" And then in my head he goes: "How may I help you?" And I go: "You're rubbish!" I think you have to be there really. In my head.

I cheered when Saha missed that penalty - the dive that Hibbert won it with was sickening. Dowd always seems duped by 'simulation'. Fair play to messrs Dixon and Keown for pointing it out and condemning it on MOTD2, rather than just winking and saying "he's been a bit clever there" or something.

I guess decent fans of clubs in the Prem would sooner lose to Burnley than anyone else just now, eh? Except maybe decent Blackburn fans.

Concrete - just what the hell is going on at Tottenham?

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