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  • ecu 22 Mar 2013 15:11:48 79,071 posts
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    Football transfer rumours in a nutshell. (read from bottom to top)
  • kentmonkey 22 Mar 2013 15:19:01 21,772 posts
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    He's a lucky boy.
  • Ultrasoundwave 22 Mar 2013 15:19:39 4,985 posts
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    He could have been killed.
  • kentmonkey 22 Mar 2013 15:19:52 21,772 posts
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    His name sounds like a noise a Street Fighter character would shout just before he fired a fireball out of his left nostril or something.
  • kentmonkey 22 Mar 2013 15:20:11 21,772 posts
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    Ultrasoundwave wrote:
    He could have been killed.
    Nah. Ball was nowhere near his head.
  • Ultrasoundwave 22 Mar 2013 15:22:12 4,985 posts
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    McManamans challenge could have lopped his leg off, which would have flown up in the air and then the broken bone would have gone through his eye and killed him.






    / What Alex Ferguson would say if it was a Utd player
  • Deleted user 22 March 2013 15:25:06
    ecureuil wrote:
    Rumours in a nutshell. (read from bottom to top)
    Fixed.
  • RobTheBuilder 22 Mar 2013 15:26:47 6,521 posts
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    Given West Ham will pay 2m a year in rent plus some additional income from hospitality type stuff, on top of the 15m for a stadium they won't actually own. It's not that bad a deal to find a use for a stadium that currently has no major usage.

    It will also mean redevelopment of the old ground area, which will help the London economy in general.
  • roz123 22 Mar 2013 15:28:35 7,112 posts
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    It will be the best stadium in the npower championship

    Edited by roz123 at 15:29:06 22-03-2013
  • TheSaint 22 Mar 2013 15:35:45 16,684 posts
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    From The Olympics to bubble machines in just a few years. Quite a fall from grace.

    Edited by TheSaint at 15:36:33 22-03-2013
  • nickthegun 22 Mar 2013 15:54:43 67,916 posts
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    Is it me or do we get drawn with San Marino a disproportionately high amount of times?
  • ElNuevo9 22 Mar 2013 16:06:47 14,102 posts
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    His goals will push them into the top 4.
  • Dougs 22 Mar 2013 16:18:46 78,695 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Is it me or do we get drawn with San Marino a disproportionately high amount of times?
    Does seem that way. See also Poland.
  • ecu 22 Mar 2013 16:20:16 79,071 posts
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    This is how they do the draw.
  • imamazed 22 Mar 2013 16:24:31 6,295 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Is it me or do we get drawn with San Marino a disproportionately high amount of times?
    You could be right. Begs the perennial questions of what to do with minnows. I think it's alright like it is, but you hear a lot of people that want a qualifying group with teams like San Marino, Andorra, Scotland, etc.
  • RobTheBuilder 22 Mar 2013 16:25:22 6,521 posts
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    @TheSaint as a west ham fan I'd like to point out there are plenty of clubs that would be considered a far further fall from grace in both footballing and social terms.

    Chelsea for example.

    West Ham has a long tradition as a well supported and well loved club by many neutrals. So nyah!
  • kentmonkey 22 Mar 2013 16:26:47 21,772 posts
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    My Dad's a West Ham fan.

    I think it's his only flaw.
  • RobTheBuilder 22 Mar 2013 16:27:51 6,521 posts
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    @kentmonkey which is your team?
  • roz123 22 Mar 2013 16:39:54 7,112 posts
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    Frank Lampard was in another comic relief sketch this year
    www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01rbkdy/Comic_Relief_2013_Funny_for_Money_Part_3/?t=4m18s
  • kentmonkey 22 Mar 2013 16:41:24 21,772 posts
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    @RobTheBuilder Arsenal.

    Arsenal are his second team. And when they win he often says 'good result for us today'. So he does redeem himself a little with that.

    I had a West Ham supporting builder do my driveway last year. Two weeks after he went I noticed the West Ham logo created in the pointing between two bricks.
  • nickthegun 22 Mar 2013 16:42:19 67,916 posts
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    imamazed wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:
    Is it me or do we get drawn with San Marino a disproportionately high amount of times?
    You could be right. Begs the perennial questions of what to do with minnows. I think it's alright like it is, but you hear a lot of people that want a qualifying group with teams like San Marino, Andorra, Scotland, etc.
    I think, to be honest, we/europes elite should be seeded to skip this shit. To be honest, I would even support the argument for the top ten in the world to qualify automatically.
  • Dougs 22 Mar 2013 16:45:54 78,695 posts
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    Speaking of Owen a few pages back:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqOxNspUPyE
  • RobTheBuilder 22 Mar 2013 16:47:33 6,521 posts
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    @kentmonkey Haha. I once was in a Shoreditch club when some random guy asked me who I supported. I said West Ham but was wary. He then replied Arsenal, but said he liked West Ham.. we had a mutual enemy in Chelsea and that was good enough.

    hah.
  • kentmonkey 22 Mar 2013 16:47:56 21,772 posts
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    The problem with allowing the top ten in the world to qualify automatically (or any number for that matter) is that they get in the top ten by competing in competitive games. If they're not qualifying, the number of competitive games drops.

    That and it would really screw up some WC in favour of South American or European sides.

    I'm happy with everyone competing to qualify as it is. It's meant to be a 'World Cup' and the minnows do learn things from competing against better teams. If all they get to play against are other minnows, I doubt progression for them will ever come about.
  • RobTheBuilder 22 Mar 2013 16:47:59 6,521 posts
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    @nickthegun Yeah, how dare those teams have a chance of qualifying.
  • kentmonkey 22 Mar 2013 16:48:53 21,772 posts
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    @RobTheBuilder Hold on....you support West Ham. You are called Rob'TheBuilder'....did you do my driveway?????
  • graysonavich 22 Mar 2013 16:48:56 8,216 posts
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    There's no real pre-WC ranking system though. During the Brazil Italy friendly last night I'm sure they said Brazil were ranked something daft like 18th. The rankings goes bananas after each inter-continent tournament.

    Edited by graysonavich at 16:49:50 22-03-2013
  • RobTheBuilder 22 Mar 2013 16:49:55 6,521 posts
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    @kentmonkey Can we get the Irons on a Gooner's driveway...? Yes we can!
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