Wake up you footy fans!!!

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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby mood swung » Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:16 am

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when did Steve Nash start playing for Everton?

NBA. Steve Nash. unfortunate looking gentleman on the far left...


Is this thing on?

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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby so lacklustre » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:40 am

Anyone gonna set up the fantasy league, or shall I?
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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:13 pm

so lacklustre wrote:Anyone gonna set up the fantasy league, or shall I?


I'm in if you want to set it up again.
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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:49 pm

Ta for setting up, Solack. I nearly missed GW1. I didn't get as far as checking when the season started before setting off to Yorkshire and Scotland for two weeks on Aug 1. I just assumed it would be Aug 16 Comm Shield and Aug 22 Prem, so had to spend a few rushed minutes in the Bothy Bar in Kinlochleven on Fri am, as I was coming down with a strange and shortlived form of flu (was it THAT one?). I did my team, the usual £9m left and 5 players to buy type nightmare, and then realised GW2 was tomorrow and would have 9 players max, so redid parts of it. Unfortunately this involved replacing Vermaelen with Carragher. (Stunningly god Arse result, can they keep it up?) And also I confused promising Roger Johnson with Damien Johnson who didn't play at all. Hey ho. So I'm on 36, languishing in al my leagues, and another year of mediocrity beckons.

Good result for Spurs. Shame Hull didn't hold Chelsea, shame we have to endure more Drogba, shame Man Yoo didn't bang in a few more, and is Tevez going to continue being a sub and no more?
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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby so lacklustre » Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:26 am

I think Tevez was not fully fit - he will start when fully fit. I started very averagely, Liverfool tricked me in to believing they may attack once in a while away from home. They were very poor against Totteringham and so difficult to guage how good the Totters were. Everton likewise poor against the Arse, but I am optimisto for the time being. Manoo were not too good either, they could struggle if Rooboy suffers any lengthy injuries with Scolds and Giggly both looking long in the tooth. Chelsk may run good if they get used to the so called diamond midfield, but have a lot of old geezers, so they could run out of puff(s). Manshitty are the unknowns, Villa not as good as last season without Blarry. Pretty sure Burnley will go down, maybe with Portshmowf.
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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:49 pm

Got a bit excited to hear Chels were losing again, but the same happened. Seems that Ancelotti's formation began to work. I've committed the evil sin of signing Lampard, so expect some recompense for my immorality. My star signing Sturridge actually came on (yes I know, why did I buy him? - then again, he shows promise, could become a regular at some stage, esp. if Anelka or Drogba are out). Interesting to see Wolves beat WIgan away. Nice one.
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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:32 pm

Otis Westinghouse wrote:Got a bit excited to hear Chels were losing again, but the same happened.


I'm overjoyed that you were disappointed!
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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby PlaythingOrPet » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:40 am

I've buggered up already, haha. Why didn't anyone tell me the GW2 deadline was last night?! Good choice captaining Lampard, though. :roll:

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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:34 pm

Rumor that Rafa is gone from Liverpool. Any truth to it?
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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:40 pm

Who Shot Sam? wrote:
Otis Westinghouse wrote:Got a bit excited to hear Chels were losing again, but the same happened.


I'm overjoyed that you were disappointed!


And even more disappointed today I would imagine! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby so lacklustre » Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:19 pm

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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:53 pm

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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:54 pm

Who Shot Sam? wrote:Rumor that Rafa is gone from Liverpool. Any truth to it?

Didn't look like it on MOTD.
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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:57 pm

Otis Westinghouse wrote:
Who Shot Sam? wrote:Rumor that Rafa is gone from Liverpool. Any truth to it?

Didn't look like it on MOTD.


Good. I wouldn't want them to be winning the league.
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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:32 am

We can score!

I am punished for my lack of faith and residual love of EL Tev by making him captain over the mighty Rooney (who will get at least 20 this season). Berbie looks set to become the player he was born to be, Nani left Kirkland standing with hi free kick and Owen's predatory instincts came to the fore. The lack of confidence in front of the goal displayed in his opening games was notably absent, and if he can maintain that, Fergie's faith in him may not have looked so misguided. Enjoying these high-scoring games this season (and can you imagine how much fun the Cheltenham 4 - Bradford 5 game must have been yesterday?).
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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby Jackson Monk » Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:38 pm

Sad scenes at Upton Park. Odious supporters on both sides.

One prick expressing disgust that his children had been terrified. What sort of idiot takes his children to that match? :x
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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:23 am

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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby Jackson Monk » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:58 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:

So so true. Some of the Spurs fans who come on the radio phone-ins just leave me embarrrassed. I had a mate of mine going on about he still isn't sure that Harry is the man for the job. What do these people want? Could anyone have done more than he has since last autum?

Mind you, there were a number of Arsenal fans moaning abot Wenger during the summer. They appear to have gone a little quiet recently.
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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:20 pm

Hope fully they'll get vocal again this weekend...

Great stuff by Spurs. I pray for not knowing in APril who the top 4 will be and that there'll still be a slight anxiety we won't win it again (an anxiety swept aside come mid-May, natch).
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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:01 pm

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Old Trafford hero!

El Tev and Sparky had to learn the hard way that returnees to Old Trafford pay the bitter price for having left. City think they;re so marvellous, but had huge help from Foster, Ferdinand and others today in getting their goals.

Fabulous detailing on MOTD2 of how, despite the protests from the Shitty camp over the winner being scored in 5'27" of 4 mins stoppage time, the goal was entirely legitimate as with Bellamy's (dirty little scumbag) celebrations and the substitutions, the 4 mins were extended to precisely 5'28". Gotta love that programme.

Spurs were nowhere against Chelsea, who Ancelloti has turned into a super fit and efficient winning team, able to brush off the likes of Spurs with minimal effort, so we'll have to settle for second for now.
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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby Jackson Monk » Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:42 am

Otis Westinghouse wrote:Spurs were nowhere against Chelsea, who Ancelloti has turned into a super fit and efficient winning team, able to brush off the likes of Spurs with minimal effort, so we'll have to settle for second for now.


I don't know what game you were watching Otis! :?

Clear penalty denied at 1-0. The whole commenatary team made the valid point that the game turned on that bad decision. We also finished the game without a recognised centre half and contributed to our own downfall when chasing the game.

I'm not denying that Chelsea deserved to win, but the scoreline was very flattering indeed. Chelsea got the rub of the green and on the evidence of the past 2 weeks, I'd back Utd for the title over Chelsea.
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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:16 am

Jackson Monk wrote:I'm not denying that Chelsea deserved to win, but the scoreline was very flattering indeed. Chelsea got the rub of the green and on the evidence of the past 2 weeks, I'd back Utd for the title over Chelsea.


Hmm, I dunno. I agree that the scoreline was not really indicative of the match as a whole, but we do look pretty solid and I like our defending a lot more than Man United's, which has looked decidedly shaky. If Fergie hadn't been given 20 minutes of added time or whatever he got this week, would you feel the same way?

The big caveat about Chelsea's start is that they have yet to face a top four club (the early part of the schedule has been fairly benign). But we are making the most of it by taking maximum points.
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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby Jackson Monk » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:52 am

I just thought that Utd were so creative last week and we never really got a look in. The defensive problems are definitely there, but that has happened before and Fergie seems to iron those out very quickly.

Chelsea are excellent at the back but I just think Utd will get stronger. The match between them will be the first indicator. I think it will be very close. Spurs are top 6 at best. I'd predict:

1. Man Utd
2. Chelsea
3. Arsenal
4. Man City
5. Liverpool
6. Spurs
7. Villa
8. Everton
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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:58 pm

Like your style. To be honest. I wasn't paying that much attention to the Chelsea game, either on the radio or MOTD2, I was too high on life. It just sounded all too easy from the commentary, and I just get a sense that Ancelloti's got the solidness and discipline to keep them fit and mean, defensively tight and with Drogba in the right place mentally and uninjured, they will be hard to stop, whereas with a bit more shakiness from Ferdie, Foster (please come back, EVDS!) et al, we will lose points. WOuld love to see at least one change in the top 4, even if it is Sheik Yerbouti.

Seems I was wrong re MOTD, due to euphoria and tiredness, and they were saying Owen was one second after the full time, not before. The Independent analysed it as one or two seconds within limits and absolutely legit. If SWP had scored with his chance, would they be bleating?

My lucky season ticket holding chum with the corner ground level seat said it was one of the best games of the hundreds he's ever seen at OT.
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Re: Wake up you footy fans!!!

Postby Jackson Monk » Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:27 pm

Look, I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but what the hell was Real's penalty about tonight. A fantastic tackle by Diawarra resulting in a penalty and a sending off. I just think UEFA is totally bent.
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