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  1. Yeah but I don't trust the current regime to do it "the Lyon way" if you like. Can we make players stay with us? Colo, if you ask me, will/is in the process of "do/doing an Enrique" and will try to let his contract run out. So he may well, at the age of 29, be first out the door, possibly next week. What do we do? make him an offer we cant refuse? Honestly we're fuckin mid table dross without him this season.Could Graham Carr get a player remotely as good to join in January? This is all supposition, the player and/or the board may prove me completely wrong, I hope they do. But for all thats gone before I don't for a minute trust them to make a good fist of it. Hopes are raised, the past 2 and a half seasons have largely been enjoyable, I just think all the hard work may go tits up if the likes of Krul,Tiote,Cabaye and Demba all leave/are sold. Carr is key. The most important figure at the club for me.
  2. Good book that. You going to post the chapter from the same book on Olympique Lyon as well, which details how they became one of the best teams in Europe for a decade by selling their best players and replacing them the season before they leave with carefully scouted yet equally impressive young players? There's a chance Ashley, Dekka Graham Carr have read it and taken note, it would appear that they're trying something similar. I'm in two minds about the whole thing really. Spurs have gone a long way by this system too. Maybe its early days in the "plan"(?). But I truly beleive that our 6 best players will be sold in the next 18 months. Spurs and Lyon didnt do that.
  3. 7 days and a few hours left in january mate for that statement to look like "jumping the gun" at best. Some would say hopelessly naiive. For the record, I think the entire spine of our best starting 11 will leave in the next 12-18 months. Graham Carr will have to be some sort of magician to replace them adequately. Perhaps paying 10 mill for Demba's replacement is a good sign of better investment. Only time will tell on that one.
  4. Spurs fans hoping for a suspended sentance if hes found guilty, hoping that its enough to put the FA off and not appoint him as England manager. He's probably the tip of the iceberg in football, just too thick to cover his tracks properly.. The thing for me is selling Peter Crouch just as his cut went from 10% down to 5%....thats a fuckin ridiculous set up and by all accounts it was actually in his contract at Pompey. How many players did the fucker sell just because he wanted his cut? Thats players' careers' they're fuckin with there. What a coven of complete wankers.
  5. Thats not what his missus looks like in this article from the mirror: http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/opinion/columnists/3pm/Steve-Anglesey-s-funny-football-column-Kevin-Prince-Boateng-injuries-blamed-on-too-much-sex-with-Melissa-Satta-article856305.html
  6. This is from the Guardian comments about the game. It just about sums up what happened in the second half, which I was unable to comment on effectively last night due to being fuckin mortal I wouldnt have had Alan Smith anywhere near the bench, nevermind on the pitch yesterday but he's right about Johnson, we completely failed to adapt in the second half. Recommend? (0) Responses (1) Report | Link pinkroom 21 January 2012 8:47PM Agree with points made about Shola and Best - slow and powderpuff. Best gave up on one easiily gettable ball in a way that should have shamed any professional. .. can quite see why he is out of the RoI set-up. The difference was that during the first half Jonas did an absolutely fantastic job working between and around them. Even he ran out of wind though, doing the work of three. Tactical credit to Jol. He saw that the Mags midfield were absolutely killing his - who couldn't put a pass together, so he put on Johnson as a deep lying CF who did his job (straight-line running /chasing) brilliantly. Pardew (or a leader on the pitch) neeeded to change his game to neuter this. Cabaye is a great/the best water-carrier/picker up of scraps but he is not a destroyer; neither is Guthrie. Oddly enough, in the absence of Tiote,Alan Smith might have been your man here today. This is the second or third time I've seen Johnson and Zamora undo in every other way superior Newcastle teams with aggressive, straight running. You always need a plan to counter that sucker punch. Also I felt Simpson and Santon were playing too far forward today. Lulled by first half dominance seemed to forget their abc work. Still Newcastle look an outstanding side in progress. Return of the three in Africa plus a bit more depth and we'll still be well in the hunt for silverware. http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/jan/21/fulham-newcastle-united-premier-league?commentpage=2#start-of-comments
  7. One of the strangest games of football I've seen in my life. If anyone had told me we'd let 5 in at half time I'd have said they needed fuckin sectioning. Johnson did well, but fuck me he's not that good. Ref was shocking as well but it really was a freak result. Best to forget it and move in, cup next week.
  8. Pardew gives him a stiffy apparently...my mates adamant he's there coming out with this bollocks...
  9. Getting rid of Wise and Veteri was the best decision they ever made...no shit Dekka..
  10. My mates going to follow him to the pisser and ask him where graham care is this weekend before he beats him to death with a desert spoon...
  11. Llambias is as we speak in a restaraunt down the quayside telling all that we're in for a player from Monaco. And that him and fatso have worked "bloody hard" for the club...a mate is at the table next to him...place used to be roscos or something?..
  12. He had a suspected heart attack. This is from afterhoursfc.com. Anyone who used to post on the old bbc 606 messageboard may know the lady who posted this,Patricia. She'd known Barry personally for 23 years: "Barry had been off work on Monday and Tuesday because he felt old and he even went to the doctor. However, he was back in the office on Wednesday and the blood test the doctor took came back as fine. He collapsed just as he was leaving for work on Thursday. So tragic and out of the blue." He worked for the City Council and theyve been overwhelemed with messages of condolonce to be passed on to the family. Very popular bloke by all accounts. Dry as dust sense of humour, but I wouldnt have taken his advice on the fixed odds coupon if I'm being honest Proper Mag too. Rip Percy.
  13. Cant seem to upload a picture of Wallace of "Wallace and Grommit" fame on to photobucket from Mrs PL's laptop but I'm sure someone will do the hounours...I worked with a lad who looked just like you CT a while back and he was a virgin at 30 because "birds are expensive"
  14. Portsmouth v Southampton last month had more travel restrictions than any North East derby I've been to. There's 2 main roads into Pompey, a motorway and a dual carriageway. The Southampton fans didn't get their tickets till they got on the buses before leaving St Mary's . Then the police completely closed the dual carriageway to other traffic for the two hours before the game. There are roads leading on to the dual carriageway once you get into Pompey and they were all barricaded off and there was police on every motorway bridge between the two cities as well. The buses were then taken one at a time down the dual carriageway to Fratton Park. It worked, but most locals thought it was a case of hugely expensive overkill. Id agree with that but there's no doubt these two despise each other in a way only 2 different cities can. The mix is too close in most other derbies with teams from the same city. They're all too cheek by jowel to take it to the violent extremes that mobs from two seperate cities do,when they have little or no social or occupational cross over.
  15. Oh and just seen the goals, fuckin class both of them. Ben Arfa's last feint before the shot was unbeleiveable, so little room to work in. Can't think of many players capable of that (morning Senor Messi ) Jonas's was great too, cool as fuck finish. Can only imagine the pandamonium at the end, gutted to miss it.
  16. Couldnt make it yesterday, family stuff going on, was round the outlaws when the winner went in, think I scared them a bit.... So me and the missus went out for a meal to celebrate and so I could explain the phrase "our names on the cup this season am tellin ye"....which led to me drinking loads of some lovely imported Peruvian beer, which led to me saying that I'd marry her if Newcastle win the cup this season After I explained we last bothered the scorers 5 months before I was born she was a bit crestfallen, but she's suddenly taking a real interest in football for a change...not sure if thats a good thing either, shes on about coming to the next round now
  17. Shola looking like a young Nelson Mandela there on Sky A great game of football, Man Utd second best all over the pitch. Why Fergie didnt sign 2 midfielders in the summer is beyond me....maybe theyre carrying too much debt?! ...never mind, fuck them and them worldwide plastic bandwagon jumping fans. Got to say Simpson and Ba are two of the best "atheletes" I've ever seen play for us. Fuckin incredible both of them. And Tim Krul was virtually faultless. Fergie much be fuckin gutted with the clowns he's got between the sticks with what he saw tonight.
  18. Fuckin hell you couldnt make some of this shit up...one of the black players Dalglish did sign was on 5live drive last night and he was fuckin fuming. John Barnes main beef was how its only now 20 odd years after when it was rife in the game that racial abuse from an opposing player is being taken seriously. Don't know if its on podcast or anything but its worth listening to because he's plainly furious with the media in general over this as well as the likes of Terry and Suarez.
  19. Is this the same "minor" knee injury that kept him out of the Inter side on 3 different occasions last season?....what a completely unexpected surprise... :/
  20. Is it beyond the realms of possibility that Santon may be injured?......
  21. If a fan was arrested for racially abusing someone at a football match and found guilty I think theres a fair chance that they'd end up with a banning order. Imagine the England captain banned from every football ground in the country. Not to mention that if they had a season ticket for their club, wjich would be revoked as well and it would be nigh on impossible to get it back when the banning order had run its time. Thats if,of course, all things were equal in life. Which of course they're not where millionaire footballers are concerned. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1123823/Four-Tottenham-fans-banned-indecent-Campbell-chants.html
  22. from the FA: An Independent Regulatory Commission has today [Tuesday 20 December 2011] found a charge of misconduct against Luis Suarez proven, and have issued a suspension for a period of eight matches as well as fining him £40,000, pending appeal. On 16 November 2011, The Football Association charged Luis Suarez with misconduct contrary to FA Rule E3 in relation to the Liverpool FC versus Manchester United FC fixture on 15 October 2011. A hearing took place from 14-20 December 2011 before an Independent Regulatory Commission of The FA to consider the charge. The Independent Regulatory Commission announced its decision on 20 December 2011, which is as follows: Mr Suarez used insulting words towards Mr Evra during the match contrary to FA Rule E3(1); the insulting words used by Mr Suarez included a reference to Mr Evra's colour within the meaning of Rule E3(2); Mr Suarez shall be warned as to his future conduct, be suspended for eight matches covering all first team competitive matches and fined the sum of £40,000; the [penalty] is suspended pending the outcome of any appeal lodged by Mr Suarez against this decision. The Independent Regulatory Commission will provide written reasons for its decision in due course setting out: (a) the findings of fact made by it; ( the reasons for its decision finding the charge proved; and © the reasons for the penalty. Mr Suarez has the right to appeal the decision of the Independent Regulatory Commission to an Appeal Board. An appeal must be lodged within 14 days of the date of the written reasons for the decision. The penalty is suspended until after the outcome of any appeal, or the time for appealing expires, or should Mr Suarez decide not to appeal. The reason for this is to ensure that the penalty does not take effect before any appeal so that Mr Suarez has an effective right of appeal. http://www.thefa.com/TheFA/Disciplinary/NewsAndFeatures/2011/luis-suarez-20-12-11 The FA dont actually accuse Suarez of being a racist, he was on a charge of misconduct which appears to have been proven. Frankly all bollocks, as Brock says it'll probably be reduced on appeal. Doesnt look good for John Terry mind...
  23. Is it just me or are the Blackburn fans in general being treated in a completely different way by the media in general than we would be if it was us up in arms about people at the top of the club?....any foaming mouthed rants from Syed or Dennis?....no, thought not. And who the fuck do they think the Venky's are going to appoint should he get the bullet?... we havent got a lot to judge them on but sacking a proven manager like Allardyce (yeah I know, but he just about suited them) and replacing him with an unknown and untried fall guy may well show their policy might be.....as long as the potential new manager is on the books of the agent Jerome Anderson that is. They signed his apparently useless son not long after he became involved at Ewood. Funny that. Frankly the Balckburn fans are directing their anger at the wrong person iyam. Keen is just symptom of the problems, not the cause.
  24. Yes. Yes. YES! If you like that Jonny you'll love this.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUK4pTQXrQQ
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