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  • SuperCoolEskimo 8 Apr 2013 01:05:56 10,017 posts
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    He's a fucking cheat. End of.
  • dsmx 8 Apr 2013 01:27:15 7,692 posts
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    Diving sucks and is cheating but refs don't give you penalties if you stay on your feet even if it's a blatant foul in the box.

    "If we hit that bullseye the rest of the dominoes will fall like a a house of cards, checkmate." Zapp Brannigan

  • King_Edward 8 Apr 2013 06:02:56 11,467 posts
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    dsmx wrote:
    Diving sucks and is cheating but refs don't give you penalties if you stay on your feet even if it's a blatant foul in the box.
    Because of the persistence of divers.
  • Jono62 8 Apr 2013 08:44:36 14,274 posts
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    Man Utd sell naming rights of their training ground for 120 million:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22060822

    Next up, Old Trafford.
  • Fab4 8 Apr 2013 08:47:05 6,163 posts
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    I suggest Timex :D
  • LeoliansBro 8 Apr 2013 09:00:42 44,764 posts
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    Accurist should definitely sponsor extra time.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Ultrasoundwave 8 Apr 2013 09:08:54 3,400 posts
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    Humperfunk wrote:
    Hahaha I fucking love Pardew
    I'm also one of the rare NUFC fans that likes him. A lot of our fans forget that he's still a young manager and he hasnt got loads of top flight experience - in fact, i think last season with us was only his second full season in the Premiership after he took West Ham up?

    He's still got a bit to learn tactically, but his man management and passion for the club is fantastic. I think our fans need to realise that, as long as he doesnt take us down, he's most likely going to be here for the next 7 years or so of his contract.

    Plus, he's got silky skills :

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

  • Deckard1 8 Apr 2013 09:10:48 29,209 posts
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    Most of the people I know like him.

    Fish fingers and chips pretty straight forward.

  • LeoliansBro 8 Apr 2013 09:17:00 44,764 posts
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    Nice to have a manager who isn't a bigger name than his club.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • nickthegun 8 Apr 2013 09:17:44 61,118 posts
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    He does his best, though.

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  • Dougs 8 Apr 2013 09:21:05 69,125 posts
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    Jono62 wrote:
    Man Utd sell naming rights of their training ground for 120 million:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22060822

    Next up, Old Trafford.
    It's another staggering deal. Our new 150m deal is for shirt sponsorship till 2019 and stadium naming until 2028. Mental.
  • THFourteen 8 Apr 2013 09:30:06 34,274 posts
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    small club innit.
  • Dougs 8 Apr 2013 09:34:50 69,125 posts
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    It's more a reflection on their size than ours. Ours is still a sizeable deal.
  • Kay 8 Apr 2013 11:12:16 17,955 posts
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    I must say overall my throat is now little bit better. I believe Extra Strong Lockets have exceptional menthol strength.
    Amazing. :D
  • Ultrasoundwave 8 Apr 2013 11:58:17 3,400 posts
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    Goal of the season :



    Lowton is looking like a cracking player.

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

  • Dougs 8 Apr 2013 12:08:20 69,125 posts
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    In many ways, I prefer Remy's. The technique is just sublime.
  • Deleted user 8 April 2013 12:13:18
    I hope Stoke get a new manager now. Championship style football isn't good enough so many years in the Premiership, they haven't evolved at all.

    Zero creativity.
  • nickthegun 8 Apr 2013 12:13:44 61,118 posts
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    I think I may have said it in the football league thread but thats the difference between the elite and the also rans.

    Ive seen Derby play a few times this year and almost without exception, not a single player in any of the teams ive seen can hit a ball first time. They all want to take a touch, often a bad one, and the chance is gone.

    At the top level the technique is just a different gravy altogether. It really is a stark difference and one of the reasons teams get humped when they go up because most teams have a player who just needs one chance to bang it in.

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  • Jono62 8 Apr 2013 12:18:39 14,274 posts
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    I reckon Lowton will be converted into a right winger before too long.

    It's definitely between Lowton and Remy for goal of the season right now, with Remys strike just a bit better. You don't see many side foots with that much power and bend.
  • Deleted user 8 April 2013 12:26:29
    Jono62 wrote:
    Man Utd sell naming rights of their training ground for 120 million:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22060822

    Next up, Old Trafford.
    The old Trafford name is worth a fortune to the brand. No one gives a shit about the name if the training ground.
  • nickthegun 8 Apr 2013 12:29:51 61,118 posts
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    Thats why its so high. I mean, what the hell is it currently called? New Trafford or some shit like that.

    Honestly, how much milage will a company get out of this deal?

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    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • oceanmotion 8 Apr 2013 12:34:35 16,094 posts
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    The things companies sponsor, crazy. Who is going too see that, MUTV subscribers and kids visiting with their folks. Rest of us getting a glimpse during transfer deadline day.
  • Dougs 8 Apr 2013 12:41:24 69,125 posts
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    Carrington innit? Or is that City's? Sponsoring training shirts I can understand as papers and other news outlets are full of shots from training, but the ground doesn't make sense to me.
  • Deleted user 8 April 2013 12:42:08
    yeah carrington
  • nickthegun 8 Apr 2013 12:43:12 61,118 posts
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    Hats off to whoever has brokered that deal, to be honest.

    Although, to be fair, there will probably be more hoardings around the training pitches than at old trafford now.

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    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • nickthegun 8 Apr 2013 12:45:16 61,118 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Carrington innit?
    Google sez its offically the Trafford Training Center.

    If I was a billionaire, I would probably drop 120m on renaming it the Trafford International Training Site.

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    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • Dougs 8 Apr 2013 12:46:17 69,125 posts
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    You never know, whoever arranged it might get the sack like the Chevvie broker. And yeah, much of it is probably marketing etc.
  • Dougs 8 Apr 2013 12:47:25 69,125 posts
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    Delboy was waaaay ahead of the curve!
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