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  • Deleted user 26 March 2013 14:03:43
    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.
  • 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 63,435 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.
  • graysonavich 26 Mar 2013 14:35:04 7,593 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 71,846 posts
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    Go Rhodesia!
  • Mr_Sleep 26 Mar 2013 15:18:44 18,050 posts
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    Just saw this on the Guardian gallery and it made me chuckle:

  • morriss 26 Mar 2013 16:06:37 71,284 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 5,121 posts
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    He's an ill freestyler though.
  • SuperCoolEskimo 26 Mar 2013 17:01:05 10,238 posts
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    Neville Neville has been arrested and bailed for sexual assault.
  • Deleted user 26 March 2013 17:03:40
    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 63,435 posts
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    That would explain why gary and phil have the dead eyes.
  • Dougs 26 Mar 2013 18:21:33 71,846 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 18,601 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 21,201 posts
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    England were about as 'elite' then as First Encounters.
  • ecu 27 Mar 2013 15:22:09 77,756 posts
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    Time to put money on Sunderland going down..
  • Ultrasoundwave 27 Mar 2013 15:24:35 3,653 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.
  • nickthegun 27 Mar 2013 15:28:33 63,435 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?
  • ecu 27 Mar 2013 15:30:53 77,756 posts
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    Real Madrid
  • nickthegun 27 Mar 2013 15:34:09 63,435 posts
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    In a stunning 400m swoop.
  • Mr_Sleep 27 Mar 2013 15:44:31 18,050 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.
  • Deleted user 27 March 2013 15:47:49
    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 15,560 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.
  • Deleted user 27 March 2013 15:50:16
    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 18,050 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.
  • Mr_Sleep 27 Mar 2013 15:59:41 18,050 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.
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