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Re: The Football

Post by sweepingthenation » Fri May 17, 2013 17:23

I bet he made a list just in case

In fact, re-reading this: "You can go down a list of players from the Premier League or the 70s or 80s, whatever you want to do. I'll be honest, Beckham probably wouldn't be in the first 1,000." Beckham didn't play in the 70s or 80s, so Chris Waddle must believe that there have been a full thousand players better than Beckham in the English Premier League over the last twenty years.

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Re: The Football

Post by oasupp » Fri May 17, 2013 18:55

schalke is playing freiburg tomorrow, the winner joins the CL-qualification. they could have done it a thousand times before, but they want to keep the tension as it seems. there are: beer and potato chips. there are not: fingernails. wish me luck.
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Re: The Football

Post by leon » Sat May 18, 2013 18:04

Bloody hell, I thought we had a good chance but I didn't expect that. Andrew Davies was immense and our front four were superb. This is the first squad in years that I've felt able to become attached to. I don't think its a coincidence when Parky stuck with a core squad of 20 players who were actually contracted to the club rather than a squad full of loanees.

I felt a bit sorry for Northampton, they probably felt how we did against Swansea.

So apart from Jamie are there any Anoraks in Division Three?
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Re: The Football

Post by a layer of chips » Sun May 19, 2013 00:39

leon wrote:Bloody hell, I thought we had a good chance but I didn't expect that. Andrew Davies was immense and our front four were superb. This is the first squad in years that I've felt able to become attached to. I don't think its a coincidence when Parky stuck with a core squad of 20 players who were actually contracted to the club rather than a squad full of loanees.

I felt a bit sorry for Northampton, they probably felt how we did against Swansea.

So apart from Jamie are there any Anoraks in Division Three?
Really chuffed for you, Leon. Sounds like you've got a really good team.

I have no sympathy for Northampton, but that's a personal thing!

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Re: The Football

Post by Wheatabeat » Sun May 19, 2013 10:06

leon wrote:Bloody hell, I thought we had a good chance but I didn't expect that. Andrew Davies was immense and our front four were superb. This is the first squad in years that I've felt able to become attached to. I don't think its a coincidence when Parky stuck with a core squad of 20 players who were actually contracted to the club rather than a squad full of loanees.

I felt a bit sorry for Northampton, they probably felt how we did against Swansea.

So apart from Jamie are there any Anoraks in Division Three?
Yeah! What a season leon! How many games have you played altogether? It's incredible.

I think you'll more than do alright in Division 3. It's shit. I fear for us. Hope our games aren't on an evening so I can try and come over for a beer.
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Re: The Football

Post by leon » Sun May 19, 2013 11:38

Cheers chaps. They do appear to be a 'team' rather than a collection of individuals. They genuinely seem to get on and they don't half hug each other a lot before kick off. They are great at acknowledging the supporters too.

It was our 64th game, and James Hanson's 59th!

As an aside, and I obviously have no proof of this, but after their guy got a cut on his head in the first half (which from replays showed to be from either bouncing off Davies' shoulder after the pair of them got wiped out by our keeper or more likely an accidental clash of heads with Doyle a split second later) I saw Boothroyd gesturing that he'd been elbowed (he categorically hadn't). He then called Carlisle over and gave him some instructions, but in a very shifty manner, looking sidelong towards where the incident occurred. What do you know a few minutes later their centre forward gets booked for elbowing Davies in the mush. Like I said, I can't prove it, but....
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Re: The Football

Post by a layer of chips » Sun May 19, 2013 11:46

I hate that crying-faced shite for some reason. I think he's probably found his level...

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Re: The Football

Post by oasupp » Sun May 19, 2013 19:02

yes, we did it.
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Re: The Football

Post by leon » Mon May 20, 2013 00:19

The Bantams make the New York Times! A lovely article.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/20/sport ... share&_r=0
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Re: The Football

Post by humblebee » Tue May 21, 2013 12:05

Great stuff Leon and oasupp. Very happy for you both!

Bradfordonians, though? Is that a word?

I see Schalke took 4,000 fans to Freiburg. What are away followings like in the Bundesliga, oasupp? Is that fairly typical, or is that a lot? I also see Schalke's average home attendance is 61,000, which is clearly awesome.

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Re: The Football

Post by Wheatabeat » Tue May 21, 2013 12:26

humblebee wrote: I see Schalke took 4,000 fans to Freiburg. What are away followings like in the Bundesliga, oasupp? Is that fairly typical, or is that a lot? I also see Schalke's average home attendance is 61,000, which is clearly awesome.
Although the question (quite rightly) is directed to oasupp, from what I've seen on the Bundesliga highlights show each week, for a country the size of Germany, the away support seems impressive. I think Hannover looked like they took a healthy amount to Hoffenheim and Dormund had what looked like two thirds of Stuttgart's stadium a few weeks back when the title race was reaching a conclusion.

Greuther Fürth didn't win a single home game this season. God, I thought our home record was depressing!
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Re: The Football

Post by leon » Tue May 21, 2013 12:46

humblebee wrote:Bradfordonians, though? Is that a word?
I think I might adopt it. Reminds me of the @usasoccerguy account on twitter. Its particularly entertaining when people bite.
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Re: The Football

Post by sweepingthenation » Tue May 21, 2013 16:33

I know nobody needs further reminding of the increasingly transitory nature of management but now Tony Pulis has gone, Arsene Wenger will next season be the longest serving manager of a Premier League club by a margin of fourteen years.

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Re: The Football

Post by a layer of chips » Tue May 21, 2013 16:38

There was another stat floating around earlier, saying that since Arsenal last won a trophy, all 91other league clubs have changed their manager at least once.

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Re: The Football

Post by Big Nose » Tue May 21, 2013 19:57

Or that Brendan Rodgers is the 4th longest serving Premier manager.
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Re: The Football

Post by humblebee » Tue May 21, 2013 20:40

FOOTBALL WILL EAT ITSELF

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Re: The Football

Post by oasupp » Wed May 22, 2013 08:48

it should leave a slice for me
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Re: The Football

Post by indiansummer » Wed May 29, 2013 14:04

halo my middle, a hula hoop hug

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Re: The Football

Post by a layer of chips » Wed May 29, 2013 14:10

Another prize twat in a barrel full of 'em.

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