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  • Shikasama 26 Mar 2013 14:00:32 6,757 posts
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    Also, as a side issue, imagine what AVB would have done with Pienaar and Kranjar rather than Sigs and Dempsey
  • Shikasama 26 Mar 2013 14:02:44 6,757 posts
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    Some interesting insight from Cabaye here:

    http://www.football365.com/news/21554/8598912/Cabaye-Battled-Depression-Earlier-In-The-Season...
  • kalel 26 Mar 2013 14:03:43 87,003 posts
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    Shikasama wrote:
    Also, as a side issue, imagine what AVB would have done with Pienaar and Kranjar rather than Sigs and Dempsey
    Hnmmm, not really like for like.

    Sigs has come good and Kranjcar would never have been mobile enough for AVB (he frankly did go off the boil a bit towards the end of his time with us). But yes, Penaar would have been useful to keep, and Dempsey has been a waste of time.
  • LeoliansBro 26 Mar 2013 14:27:07 43,820 posts
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    Hmmmm...

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Deleted user 26 March 2013 14:30:33
    "Mr Wenger was also an early champion of African footballers in Europe, which might also explain all those Arsenal shirts in Harare."

    No shit Sherlock.
  • nickthegun 26 Mar 2013 14:32:27 59,497 posts
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    I always thought the number of shirts you see on comic relief videos was directly proportional to how badly a team did the previous year.

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  • graysonavich 26 Mar 2013 14:35:04 7,320 posts
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    African males are given a yellow JVC Arsenal shirt when they reach adulthood.
  • Dougs 26 Mar 2013 14:37:08 67,200 posts
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    Go Rhodesia!
  • Mr_Sleep 26 Mar 2013 15:18:44 16,935 posts
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    Just saw this on the Guardian gallery and it made me chuckle:

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • morriss 26 Mar 2013 16:06:37 70,944 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Shikasama wrote:
    Also, as a side issue, imagine what AVB would have done with Pienaar and Kranjar rather than Sigs and Dempsey
    Hnmmm, not really like for like.

    Sigs has come good and Kranjcar would never have been mobile enough for AVB (he frankly did go off the boil a bit towards the end of his time with us). But yes, Penaar would have been useful to keep, and Dempsey has been a waste of time.
    You fucking leave The Deuce alone.

    He's shit, yeah :(
  • Blaketown 26 Mar 2013 16:10:20 4,645 posts
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    He's an ill freestyler though.

    Brap, brap, old chap.

  • SuperCoolEskimo 26 Mar 2013 17:01:05 9,779 posts
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    Neville Neville has been arrested and bailed for sexual assault.
  • kalel 26 Mar 2013 17:03:40 87,003 posts
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    Neville Neville, Your future's immense,
    Neville Neville, You play in defence,
    Neville Neville, Like Jacko you're bad,
    Neville Neville, Is the name of your dad!
  • nickthegun 26 Mar 2013 17:32:53 59,497 posts
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    That would explain why gary and phil have the dead eyes.

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  • Dougs 26 Mar 2013 18:21:33 67,200 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Neville Neville, Your future's immense,
    Neville Neville, You play in defence,
    Neville Neville, Like Jacko you're bad,
    Neville Neville, Is the name of your dad!
    We had a variation on that too. I think it was to the addams family or something but my memory is failing me.
  • Trowel 26 Mar 2013 19:14:36 17,636 posts
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    No longer PL, but Bolton are releasing Kevin Davies at the end of the season, five days before his 10 year testimonial date would have kicked in - nice.

    Oh and they told him this on his birthday.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21942886

    See him at West Ham next season no doubt.
  • RobTheBuilder 26 Mar 2013 19:18:24 6,521 posts
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    @Trowel that's an awful way to treat a long serving loyal player
  • kentmonkey 26 Mar 2013 21:57:24 20,589 posts
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    England were about as 'elite' then as First Encounters.
  • Shikasama 27 Mar 2013 13:25:40 6,757 posts
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    Now that we have all finished pretending that International football is pointless...

    ..FOOOOOTTTBBBAAAALLLL!
  • ecureuil 27 Mar 2013 15:22:09 76,730 posts
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    Time to put money on Sunderland going down..
  • Ultrasoundwave 27 Mar 2013 15:24:35 3,282 posts
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    Cattermole isnt a big loss for them, but losing Fletcher definitely is. They struggle to score goals with him IN the team, so unless Danny Graham can step up to the plate.......yeah, they could definitely go down.

    "The worst part is, I'll have to have the break-up sex with myself!"

  • nickthegun 27 Mar 2013 15:28:33 59,497 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    Time to put money on Sunderland going down..
    Who will you sell Fletcher, Evans, Cleverley and smalling to if they go down?

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  • ecureuil 27 Mar 2013 15:30:53 76,730 posts
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    Real Madrid
  • nickthegun 27 Mar 2013 15:34:09 59,497 posts
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    In a stunning 400m swoop.

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  • Mr_Sleep 27 Mar 2013 15:44:31 16,935 posts
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    It seems like quite a fall from grace for Sunderland, they seemed to be fine but then they've gone on an awful run. I can't really be very objective about it because of O'Neill but it does seem like he's steering them if not down, then certainly they'll be close. That is unless their form turns around suddenly but with Fletcher out and Graham being distinctly average I don't like their chances.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • kalel 27 Mar 2013 15:47:49 87,003 posts
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    MoN seems to do unfeasibly well with teams at first, and then go on massive downwards spirals. It's weird.
  • TheSaint 27 Mar 2013 15:48:15 14,309 posts
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    I didn't realise they were on the same points as us. I'd still rather see West Ham get dragged in and go down.
  • kalel 27 Mar 2013 15:50:16 87,003 posts
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    if I could choose what teams would go down (within reason), it would be West Ham, Stoke and Newcastle.
  • Mr_Sleep 27 Mar 2013 15:57:51 16,935 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    if I could choose what teams would go down (within reason), it would be West Ham, Stoke and Newcastle.
    Ben Arfa will keep Newcastle up.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • Mr_Sleep 27 Mar 2013 15:59:41 16,935 posts
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    I don't know what it is with MoN, every season when managing Villa we'd be ace for the first half of the season and then have a very sharp decline from there. The problem he has at Sunderland is that they were never that ace and the decline has been just as sharp.

    Some of it was definitely squad rotation as he would keep playing the same players all season until they were knackered but I'm not sure that's true in Sunderland's case. I do wonder if football has slightly moved on and he's stuck with his mentality.

    You are a factory of sadness.

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