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Re: The Football

Post by Life on Deck » Mon Sep 01, 2008 21:22

It looks like Hull City are going for Daniel Cousin then, which is a bit of a catch all for me as my North of the border team are Celtic. And he scored in the Old Firm game yesterday, but then got sent off as well.

What is a Bhoy to think?

If this deal is confirmed in the next half hour then I reckon that Berbatov isn't going to United.
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Re: The Football

Post by Concrete » Mon Sep 01, 2008 21:30

How good's Diarra? He's another one Spurs have been rumoured to be buying for the past day or two. I know he's a "defensive midfielder" and that Portsmouth have been pretty good the past year or two, so he seems like quite a good fit, but should Spurs be trying to sign him? Anyone know?

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Re: The Football

Post by Martijn » Mon Sep 01, 2008 21:30

sarahluv wrote:well, he's scored a goal, so not too bad ;)
Well, we all knew he is well capable of scoring at Plainmoor... ;)

Good luck anyway. Doesn't look like you've had the most succesful month, but I'd be surprised if you won't at least be pushing for the play-offs.

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Re: The Football

Post by Martijn » Mon Sep 01, 2008 21:32

Oh and you football experts, following a debate I had with a compatriot of mine: if the national football news talks about "City" without further context, would most people then automatically assume it is about Manchester City?

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Re: The Football

Post by sarahluv » Mon Sep 01, 2008 21:33

Martijn wrote:
Good luck anyway. Doesn't look like you've had the most succesful month, but I'd be surprised if you won't at least be pushing for the play-offs.

you're more optimistic than me.

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Re: The Football

Post by sarahluv » Mon Sep 01, 2008 21:34

Martijn wrote:Oh and you football experts, following a debate I had with a compatriot of mine: if the national football news talks about "City" without further context, would most people then automatically assume it is about Manchester City?
yes.

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Re: The Football

Post by Concrete » Mon Sep 01, 2008 21:36

Martijn wrote:Oh and you football experts, following a debate I had with a compatriot of mine: if the national football news talks about "City" without further context, would most people then automatically assume it is about Manchester City?
No one else springs to mind. If you live in Coventry, Bristol, Norwich or wherever you might think it's about your local team, but they're easily the biggest "City", aren't they?

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Re: The Football

Post by Wheatabeat » Mon Sep 01, 2008 22:16

Concrete wrote: No one else springs to mind. If you live in Coventry, Bristol, Norwich or wherever you might think it's about your local team, but they're easily the biggest "City", aren't they?
I fucking hate them. Even with years of ridicule and tattered dreams behind them they're [fans] are plastered all over the news with arab headgear on. Tossers.
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Re: The Football

Post by Life on Deck » Mon Sep 01, 2008 22:55

Wheatabeat wrote:Even with years of ridicule and tattered dreams behind them they're [fans] are plastered all over the news with arab headgear on. Tossers.
That's the most depressing thing I've read all day. It really just ties in with what Humblebee was saying on this thread earlier on today.

This is from the BBC:
2236: Breaking news which might not be true but is still awesome: Dimitar Berbatov is on his way to Manchester United. Apparently, I've heard from a source (oh come on), United have now matched Man City's bid, throwing in Frazier Campbell as part of the deal. Now that, true or not, is breaking news.
No flies on Ferguson. This probably coincides with the confirmation that Hull have got Cousin. I am really interested to know if Campbell knew prior to today that he was going to be thrown to Spurs as a sweetener because Utd wanted Berbatov. There was something behind Ferguson not accepting Hull's £7 million for a 20 year old.

I suppose again that this ties in with what Pete said earlier today in this thread. I don't see any skill or magic in an abbicus.

Wait, have Manchester City bought anyone today?
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Re: The Football

Post by Martijn » Mon Sep 01, 2008 23:11

Oh. It seems that we have just sold our best player.

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Re: The Football

Post by Wheatabeat » Mon Sep 01, 2008 23:22

Aggi on the Mezzanine wrote: That's the most depressing thing I've read all day. It really just ties in with what Humblebee was saying on this thread earlier on today.
What? The bit about how we should hate the filthy, nouveaux riche slags at the top of the pile eeking out the money away from all us smaller fish? Yeah, it does actually, doesn't it.

I hate them because I know a lot of their fans. Most, apart from the odd one (I literally know one, or maybe two that are OK) are wankers with us Oldham fans. They simply couldn't accept it when they were down in the 2nd and 3rd divisions with us, especially when we'd frequently play them off the park. The superiority complex that everyone always associates United fans for having (even you yourself, as you've let it become known a page or two back), well it seems to be the other way round it for me. I know far more likeable, and fair United fans than Citeh fans. They just have that horrible prawn sandwich-muching Worldwide Brand stigma associated to them. Ask Stockport fans too, most of them would also agree.

I hate them because they tried to buy out Micah Richards' 20% sell on clause off us for a paltry £100k less than 12 months ago. You know, a club of their 'magnitude' tried to pay the least amount of money possible to a club that desperately needs it when with their new 'multi-billion' pound owner (Trashcan Sinatra) had just took them over. It should have been 10x that and then some. They also tried to do the same to Shrewsbury Town for Joe Hart but didn't get away with that either.

Hate's probably a strong word, but I'm pretty sick of them splashed all over the local news already, and everyone (including on here) gushing about how good it is. They'll be unbearable in a few months when they're wallowing in the billions of pounds and concidentally still finding themselves on same level as the Villas, Spuzzes and Portsmouth's of the league while spending vast sums of money more.
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Re: The Football

Post by Life on Deck » Mon Sep 01, 2008 23:43

My only thought about Man City today in particular is that ever since they got back into the premier league they've become what Newcastle became in the mid-90s. New managers and chairmans in and out, ground improvements or ground moving, buying players that don't fit into the starting 11. They're a team doomed for mediocrity.

The only consolation today is that, with 17 minutes of this window remaining, they don't get anyone new in.
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Re: The Football

Post by Wheatabeat » Mon Sep 01, 2008 23:48

Aggi on the Mezzanine wrote: The only consolation today is that, with 17 minutes of this window remaining, they don't get anyone new in.
They're going to get Robinho apparently.
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Re: The Football

Post by James_B » Mon Sep 01, 2008 23:56

I've spent all day refreshing the bbc website.
if there's no announcement on berbatov or robinho or owen or anyone in the next 4 minutes i'll really feel like i've wasted my time.

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Re: The Football

Post by indiansummer » Tue Sep 02, 2008 09:46

God, the premier league is in a sorry state.

A mate of mine suggested that there should be two premier leagues - one for teams who want to invest sensibly in young players and new additions who will improve or compliment their existing squads, thus developing at a sensible rate without frequent overspending (i'm thinking clubs like Villa, and - i hope - Everton here)... and one for billionaires who like playing championship manager.

Fuck off, City. Congratulations on taking the next step to completely ruining the game.
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Re: The Football

Post by Concrete » Tue Sep 02, 2008 13:15

Aggi on the Mezzanine wrote:I am really interested to know if Campbell knew prior to today that he was going to be thrown to Spurs as a sweetener because Utd wanted Berbatov.
Well, the News of the World knew on Saturday night presumably and I posted the rumour in this thread on Sunday morning, having got it from the BBC so my guess would be that someone told him.

It's all so bloody predictable, isn't it? I'm really disappointed Spurs have dropped their complaint for a few extra million. Perhaps the FA should start trying to enforce their rules independently rather than ignore stuff when a club is bribed out of complaining...

How good's Campbell, anyway? I've not seen him play.

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Re: The Football

Post by humblebee » Tue Sep 02, 2008 13:17

Concrete wrote:It's all so bloody predictable, isn't it? I'm really disappointed Spurs have dropped their complaint for a few extra million. Perhaps the FA should start trying to enforce their rules independently rather than ignore stuff when a club is bribed out of complaining...
They'd have a job getting any evidence without the co-operation of the clubs. But the moral case for it is unquestionable, yeah.

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Re: The Football

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Sep 02, 2008 13:42

Keegan's buggered off again, then.

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Re: The Football

Post by Mr Bear » Tue Sep 02, 2008 13:46

Oh Keggy...

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Re: The Football

Post by indiansummer » Tue Sep 02, 2008 13:47

Yep, and the Newcastle fans are outraged. They seem to think he was doing a good job this time round. Why?
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