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  • Trowel 19 Jul 2013 16:42:38 18,016 posts
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    Now then - Barcelona have called a press conference for this evening...
  • Tom_Servo 19 Jul 2013 16:43:48 18,083 posts
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    Aha, they'll just be seen as the surprise package generally, is what I mean. Obviously *I* won't be surprised if they go great guns.
  • Gartt 19 Jul 2013 16:44:06 1,848 posts
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    First sacking?

    Jol?
  • vijay_UK 19 Jul 2013 16:44:29 2,322 posts
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    thedaveeyres wrote:
    What's with the Palace-Arsenal thing? Palace's derby is against Brighton.
    Yes you are right - it's Brighton, Millwall, Charlton.

    But now for at least one season they are too far beneath me and I now look for an EPL rival that we'll battle with all season long for positioning in the league.

    I choose Arsenal.
  • Tom_Servo 19 Jul 2013 16:45:21 18,083 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    Now then - Barcelona have called a press conference for this evening...
    "We've signed Andy Carroll as a plan B"
  • mcmonkeyplc 19 Jul 2013 16:45:23 39,521 posts
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    Gartt wrote:
    First sacking?

    Jol?
    Moyes!

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • FWB 19 Jul 2013 16:45:52 45,230 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    Now then - Barcelona have called a press conference for this evening...
    Spain is going to declare bankruptcy and Barcelona are going to absorb them.
  • Tom_Servo 19 Jul 2013 16:48:04 18,083 posts
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    Gartt wrote:
    First sacking?

    Jol?
    A shrewd pick. I thought he might go at the end of last season, but no. I think they could be doing a bit better than they are, and new owners often like their own man in charge...
  • mcmonkeyplc 19 Jul 2013 16:48:14 39,521 posts
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    vijay_UK wrote:
    thedaveeyres wrote:
    What's with the Palace-Arsenal thing? Palace's derby is against Brighton.
    Yes you are right - it's Brighton, Millwall, Charlton.

    But now for at least one season they are too far beneath me and I now look for an EPL rival that we'll battle with all season long for positioning in the league.

    I choose Arsenal.
    Why not Chelsea or Fulham, who are on the same side of the river as you?

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • mcmonkeyplc 19 Jul 2013 16:49:11 39,521 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    Now then - Barcelona have called a press conference for this evening...
    They've signed Rooney.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • vijay_UK 19 Jul 2013 16:49:29 2,322 posts
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    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    vijay_UK wrote:
    thedaveeyres wrote:
    What's with the Palace-Arsenal thing? Palace's derby is against Brighton.
    Yes you are right - it's Brighton, Millwall, Charlton.

    But now for at least one season they are too far beneath me and I now look for an EPL rival that we'll battle with all season long for positioning in the league.

    I choose Arsenal.
    Why not Chelsea or Fulham, who are on the same side of the river as you?
    Because Arsenal, like Palace, are plucky shits who punch well above their weight.
  • FWB 19 Jul 2013 16:51:17 45,230 posts
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    Fulham don't have a derby, cos their fans are far too relaxed and focused on things outside of footie to get that wrapped about it all. Not as sad as the rest of us.
  • mcmonkeyplc 19 Jul 2013 16:53:00 39,521 posts
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    Errm Fulham have a Derby. They're just not thugs like their derby rivals.

    Edited by mcmonkeyplc at 16:53:38 19-07-2013

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • FWB 19 Jul 2013 16:53:44 45,230 posts
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    Nah. They don't care. Not really a derby.
  • vijay_UK 19 Jul 2013 16:53:56 2,322 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    RIP Bert Trautmann
    RIP.
  • Tom_Servo 19 Jul 2013 16:53:58 18,083 posts
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    Hopefully it's not about Vilanova's health.
  • Trowel 19 Jul 2013 16:54:48 18,016 posts
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    Sounds like Barca will be announcing Villanova is stepping down as manager, for health reasons I presume.
  • Blotto 19 Jul 2013 16:55:52 2,777 posts
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    New manager for Barca apparently, guess it makes sense, Villanova's not had a lot of luck with his health and I can't imagine being a football manager is fun during all of that. Just a rumour atm, though most likely scenario.

    If so, Redknapp in surely?
  • Blotto 19 Jul 2013 16:56:43 2,777 posts
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    Real reason for Fergie's "retirement" revealed?
  • Kay 19 Jul 2013 16:57:17 17,954 posts
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    Big Sam, clearly.
  • imamazed 19 Jul 2013 16:57:32 5,902 posts
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    Big Sam I reckon

    EDIT - great minds, Kay

    Edited by imamazed at 16:57:53 19-07-2013
  • FWB 19 Jul 2013 16:57:45 45,230 posts
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    Martinez to Barcelona, since he's done wonders with us.
  • Tom_Servo 19 Jul 2013 16:58:03 18,083 posts
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    Yeah, seems his health is failing again and he's resigning. Awful.
  • vijay_UK 19 Jul 2013 16:58:20 2,322 posts
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    Great minds,...
  • FWB 19 Jul 2013 17:00:53 45,230 posts
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    Shikasama wrote:
    Stoke to put on a free coach service from the Britannia to away stadiums for all away premier league games.
    They staple you to the ball and then hoof you there.
  • Blotto 19 Jul 2013 17:02:44 2,777 posts
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    Is that 3 relapses now for Villanova? Terrible stuff, can't even imagine what a horrible rollercoaster that must be, one minute you get the all clear and find yourself Barca manager. Then you relapse, get the all clear again and win the title. Then relapse again. Fuck me.
  • IMO 19 Jul 2013 17:10:23 5,726 posts
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    Shikasama wrote:
    Stoke to put on a free coach service from the Britannia to away stadiums for all away premier league games.
    It would be more of a surprise if they put on coaches back to Stoke.
  • TheSaint 19 Jul 2013 17:12:56 14,724 posts
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    I've been to tons of away games but never on the club coach (mainly due to living so far away). I always thought they were full of the oldies.

    Nice gesture and all that but maybe if they played nicer football then the fans would be willing to pay for travel.
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