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  1. Aye, the "Eagles of Lisbon" pre match entertainment at the ''Estádio da Luz'' what do you think the mackems would use if they tried to copy that as well? something involving Niall Quinn's pet budgie?
  2. Bob Young said it was to do with those two tilly lamps outside the main entrance....."keeping the lights burning in memory of those who lost their lives working at monkwearmouth pit" etc etc....
  3. See, still deluded. Are we not discussing football teams here rather that the regions surrounding them? I see nothing wrong in promoting the whole region. It is purely geographic and nothing to do with the football team that play in the region. It seems you try to grasp at anything. It proves the point even more, your phycosis is unable to accept your position in the football league. why do you bother to chew through the straps every morning mate?
  4. That scouse bird who got beaten up and half the spurs team?
  5. Confirmed...what the fuck were they thinking of in the first place?.....what about a home game on the Saturday then folk can go to the SBR game on the Sunday?... http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsD...1721386,00.html
  6. fuck me there goes the neigbourhood
  7. Usually it's easily treated but it's normally localized to the testicles or thereabouts at diagnosis. Don't know specifically about this case but I'd imagine it must be quite advanced to have caused symptomatic metastases in the brain, sounds like he's been very unlucky. Hopefully he will respond to chemotherapy because that will be his only hope now. Aye I know fuck all about cancer, but assume the stuff in his nads had gone unnoticed for a while for it to have spread to his brain. I had a nad scan once -piece of piss tbh, and genuinely not worth being a twat and not going to the doc out of embarrassment etc. They had to build a new ward to house them like but once that was sorted it was no bother. It sounds a bit like what Lance Armstrong went through in the mid nineties.....he had testicular cancer which had spread to his brain.....obviously no one is party to the prognosis the JH's doctors have given him, but this really doesn't sound too good for the bloke. Any cancer that has spread i.e. not been caught early is obviously not a good thing. But Armstrong's story shows that you can pull through and in his case acheive incredible things. Best of luck to JH.
  8. We haven't been "Banned", only the author of this thread is suggesting so, no quote in the original article even mentions that. It's a nothing story. For a matter of fact I don't know why its even tinting towards banning only Sunderland, he doesn't say that and just mentions he doesn't want both clubs playing together. He could be referring to Newcastle, perhaps? A nothing club playing another nothing club in a piss little friendly, whilst their big premier league brothers play in one of the largest and most famous pre-season competitions in world football. Thousands of mackems have already got the ferry and hotels booked for the occassion with virtually all tickets sold out, whilst you will be bringing a much smaller band of supporters and have likely sold less tickets in total, and when negoitating this "ban" if it happens, they're going to have to focus on the ones who its going to cause less incovinence too, which unfortunately is the championship plodders, who currently don't have a hope in hell of exsisting as a football club before 2020. You lot are so fucking thick its unbelievable. Please don't add spin control onto a neutrally aimed article. From the author of that crock of shit which you posted the other night? Do the words pot,kettle and black mean anything to you? The article is inferring that the Mayor of Amsterdam wants to ban you lot.....you don't know any better than us if it's going to happen or not. I'd put money on Mr Cohen having had a look at some of you lot on the internet and has made his own mind up
  9. Most mackems booked on the ferry or on flights aren't going to stay at home and miss a weekend in Amsterdam just because the team has been barred from the tournamnet. They'll go anyway, and I think the only mags who want to stay in Amsterdam that weekend will be ones who are going for trouble anyway. I may be going but am going nowhere near Amsterdam, will probably stay in Utrecht itself
  10. If Shearer walks away what are the options though?....he's as good as any availiable.....David O'Leary anyone?
  11. Strachan for me, if he doesn't go to Southampton....Shearer only makes real sense if Ashley can't sell the club.
  12. ....with the Southampton position and bags of money now available. It's probably what Ashley's waiting for so that he can declare that there wasn't 'the right offer' on the table and he can re-install Kinnear without having to worry about people moaning that Shearer didn't get the job. ... c*nt. I'd put a tidy sum on Shearer speaking to Southampton if only to call the various parties' involved at SJP collective bluff.
  13. My Lord oh care my Lord Give me dignity Restore my sanity My vanity is killing me Thin Lizzy "Dear Lord"
  14. Obviously not as it's a text based football forum, not a oral conversation. Newcastle United hasnt been a PLC for about 2 years now fuck off you half witted mackem cretin
  15. Only really used that (in terms of the national team) for the first time in 2002 I think and that was pretty 'European' way of playing with two DMs and the emphasis on Cafu and Roberto Carlos getting foward in the wing back position. Fair enough, it allowed Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Rivaldo to play in attacking roles but the classic Brazilian teams with attacking flair always had four at the back. When Carlos Alberto scored his famous goal in the 1970 world cup final he did it whilst playing in what would be called today a "wing back" system, alongside 3 centre backs....the next time anyone says "who's ever won anything with 3 at the back?" just tell them probably the greatest team in football history I was under the impression that they played 4-3-3 in that tournament. I thought 3-5-2 with wing-backs came about via Argentina in '86. I suppose different people will theorise differently about these things as the best / most effective formations are fluid rather than rigid. You're probably right mate.....I've not got to that chapter in the book, but I did hear Rodney Marsh say it on the box once
  16. Only really used that (in terms of the national team) for the first time in 2002 I think and that was pretty 'European' way of playing with two DMs and the emphasis on Cafu and Roberto Carlos getting foward in the wing back position. Fair enough, it allowed Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Rivaldo to play in attacking roles but the classic Brazilian teams with attacking flair always had four at the back. When Carlos Alberto scored his famous goal in the 1970 world cup final he did it whilst playing in what would be called today a "wing back" system, alongside 3 centre backs....the next time anyone says "who's ever won anything with 3 at the back?" just tell them probably the greatest team in football history
  17. How many others have won the title with two different clubs? Clough. Any more? Herbert Chapman won it with Huddersfield then Arsenal. Different era but his formation was revolutionary iirc, moving away from 2-3-5 to the 'W M' with a deep lying centre-half. "Inverting the Pyramid"? Is that like the Xmas Tree as used by Venables on occasion? Anyway, WM was a flat back 3 with two midfielders in front on them then another two attacking midfielders / deep-lying inside forwards ahead of them and three up front (i.e. two wingers and a centre-forward). No, it's the name of a book on football tactics down the years that I've been reading http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/....do?sku=6340692 I think the phrase refers to the overall change in formations over the years from having the narrow tip of the "pyramid" at the back (i.e. the defence consisting of only 2 fullbacks) when football began to be played with some thought to formation and tactics in the late 1800s to what we have at present where the base of the "pyramid" is at the back and many of the top teams play with only one striker at the tip. We have seen in the last four or five years a very significant devlopment in formations with this idea, the long accepted 4-4-2 becoming less and less prevelent.
  18. How many others have won the title with two different clubs? Clough. Any more? Herbert Chapman won it with Huddersfield then Arsenal. Different era but his formation was revolutionary iirc, moving away from 2-3-5 to the 'W M' with a deep lying centre-half. "Inverting the Pyramid"?
  19. Thats ok, we'll insult the inbred fuckin trogs for you, it's our pleasure and in answer to your question, they finsihed a big 2 points clear of the worst run club in the known universe......and they'll soon be down here beside us,in their natural habitat....
  20. Yeah all you tennis fans can now go back to shouting for the frightfully English sounding Alex Bogdanovich
  21. Did that other spurs halfwit get banned then?.....is this his annoying little brother? or is it the same person? Would he care to explain why they played a major cup semi final with large parts of their ground empty last season?
  22. Talksport are reporting that Michael Owen is talking to Man Utd
  23. Me and my brother and sister can barely be arsed to send a txt let alone a voucher to each other on birthdays but we get on very well.....also I've never ever celebrated fathers day in anyway shape or form (which the current gf couldnt beleive a week or so back) but I'm closer to my father than anyone else in my family....never forget mothers day or the old girls birthday mind.....I'd get my knackas cut off for that!
  24. what particular golden era are you talking about here - the 1960's, 70's, 80's, 90's or current era ? Or when we qualified regularly for europe........with one of the best teams in the country and bought top quality footballers and filled the stadium every week. Doesn't sound like a badly run club to me. If you mean the 1950's, we may have won 3 FA Cups but we still got relegated and the club was run by a bunch of twats who creamed off as much as they could. Further than that, you are looking at when we last won the league.... Sadly we weren't living within ours means by doing it, and Shepherd comitted footballing hari kari around that time by listening to the boo boys and subsequently undermining then sacking Sir Bob. Fair enough, reach for the stars you say, but sadly we're still seeing them whilst we are here lying in the gutter. Perhaps some prudence around 04-05 may have been in order, after all one of Shep's chief public criticisms of Sir Bob was bad value for money in transfer dealings (Bassedas and Cort were mentioned, but there were others.) So why entrust a manager who was variously anywhere between 4th to 10th choice for the job the funds buy the likes of Boumsong, leaving aside the chairmans own vanity signings of Owen and Luque? What about a bit of throttling back, taking a longer view, a bit of consolidation,see how Souness was panning out? Then maybe kick on a bit if Shep felt he was doing an ok job? You can be sure that this was the turning point for many of Shepherds more vocal detracors, and this is where a lot of the debt that Ashley wouldnt and couldnt handle come from. He caused the present mess, Ashley didnt look at the books and is now personally paying the price for the Shepherd years. I feel since the credit crunch kicked in we would be in a similar mess whether the Halls had seen this coming and forced Shepherds hand or not. If Shep does come back he should thank his lucky stars for the Halls having the good business sense to get their loot out of the club at just the right time and selling to the worlds only lucky billionaire. nobody doubts that Souness was a turning point in fortunes, but the previous years weren't so bad were they ? When do you think they will be repeated ? I don't care about PR gaffes. Quite interesting though that lots of people were wanking themselves about Ashley buying pints for people in pubs [blatantly courting good grace and feeling when he knew he didn't have the footballing ambition which I posted at the time] and tangoing around the boardroom when we beat the mackems, among other things. They had to back Souness, he was their appointment. What is the point in not backing your appointment ? Do you think that alternatively, they shouldn't have appointed anybody ? Also, if you look around you, you will see that Being in the premiership with a desire to succeed = debts. Unless of course you want to run the club like the Charltons etc of this world, which appeared to be Ashleys "plan". aWe're a decade away from challenging for the champs lge, minimum, and thats if all miraculously goes well from now on. Ashley should never have been anywhere near the Bigg Market, similarly he shouldve been in the directors box in a suit. Shepherd proved himself to be as clueless as Ashley in the managerial department when he sacked Sir Bob with no one lined up. I was plaesed when KK was appointed, but that doesnt alter the fact that Allardyce shouldve been given the season. I've already posted how I think Souness shouldve been handled, they couldve backed him or nsacked him after his first full season,not after he was brought in after others had turned us down in a season where he appeard to be taking Blacburn under.Just an eye on the longterm rather than appeasing the gobshites among us, lest they turned on Shepherd himself. It is weakness in leadership in things like this that causes me to think very little of his time at the club. I actually agree with a lot of what you say in a way, it wasn't all bad under Shepherd and visiting Turin,Milan and Barcelona in the space of a few months and watching the lads playing there was something I'm as chuffed as nuts to have had the oppurtunity to do. But getting the big decisions wrong after this period of relative success is why we're in divi 2 now imo and coupled with the various disasters he presided over before Sir Bob fell into his lap then I'm very dubious about his motivation and intentions this time around. I'm sure he does have feelings for the club but in a way thats the last thing we need at the moment. A couple of seasons here and there where we did act like Charlton and not Man Utd may have done us well in the long run, as we are finding to our cost now.
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