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  • imamazed 29 Oct 2013 10:59:08 5,534 posts
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    Can you paraphrase what he's meant have of said?

    Edited by imamazed at 10:59:25 29-10-2013
  • TheMayorOfJugs 29 Oct 2013 11:30:13 3,338 posts
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    imamazed wrote:
    Can you paraphrase what he's meant have of said?
    Basically 'if I was white and English I'd be in the squad tonight.
  • kalel 29 Oct 2013 11:34:07 86,960 posts
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    It's true that Wenger has a history of favouring white, English players. It's really what he's known for, the English thing in particular. His famous invincibles side were basically 100% English to the core. I can barely remember him favouring foreign players in all his years.
  • mikew1985 29 Oct 2013 11:43:05 12,656 posts
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    Especially black foreign players.

    Never gave them a chance ever.
  • Deleted user 29 October 2013 11:52:51
    TheSaint wrote:
    bitch_tits_zero_nine wrote:
    I watched Luis Saha on Goals on Sunday, this weekend, and he was talking about his time under Ferguson; he was recollecting being verbally destroyed by Sir Alex, after scoring two goals, berated for missing a couple of chances in the same game.

    I think this is the kind of psychology that escapes Moyes tbh.
    Good on Moyes for not being a bullying cunt IMO.
    That sort of abuse really helped Saha's career.
  • mikew1985 29 Oct 2013 12:10:13 12,656 posts
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    That was more down to injury than anything else.

    The 06/07 season where United won the league again he was excellent in the first half of the season (I believe leagues top scorer) until he was back in the injury room for most of the rest of it.

    He was an excellent player beleaguered by injury not by criticism
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 29 Oct 2013 12:49:24 6,654 posts
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    He was great for united for a bit, without question.
  • Dougs 29 Oct 2013 12:59:59 67,179 posts
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    I'd live Frimpong to succeed, but the reality is he isn't good enough (partly because of injury but not convinced he'd ever have made it). His off field DENCH stuff is tiresome and he does daft things like this. That said, he loves the club, has been here since he was 9 so, I'd love him to turn it around. Seems unlikely though
  • Mr_Sleep 29 Oct 2013 14:22:44 16,933 posts
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    Apparently I'm not a football hipster.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • robc84 29 Oct 2013 14:28:40 5,483 posts
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    Mr_Sleep wrote:
    Apparently I'm not a football hipster.
    Me either. I can't believe I had to choose between Redknapp, Townsend, Shearer and Nevin.

    If ever a question needed a 'None of the above' response it is is this one.
  • TVoJ 29 Oct 2013 14:59:41 1,858 posts
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    Why so many Dortmund related answers?
  • Mr_Sleep 29 Oct 2013 15:16:01 16,933 posts
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    TVoJ wrote:
    Why so many Dortmund related answers?
    They are the hipsters choice. Oh and I quite like Nevin.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • TVoJ 29 Oct 2013 15:23:56 1,858 posts
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    Yeah I like Nevin too. He's not very 'cool' but he talks a lot of sense and doesn't seem bias at all.
  • President_Weasel 29 Oct 2013 15:40:40 9,175 posts
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    I like Nevin and not just because he's Scottish - the others are pretty terrible and Nevin's not.

    Apparently I am something of a football hipster, according to the answers I gave.
  • robc84 29 Oct 2013 15:44:11 5,483 posts
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    Not sure what it is I don't like about Nevin. But I think he is the one I chose as the others are much worse! :)
  • Dougs 29 Oct 2013 16:14:23 67,179 posts
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    I'm the same, I don't like him either. I think it's because I couldn't stand him as a player. See also David Speedie. Or any other diminutive Scottish midfielder that used to play for Chelsea

    Edited by Dougs at 16:15:01 29-10-2013
  • robc84 29 Oct 2013 16:28:11 5,483 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    used to play for Chelsea
    Ah, there it is!
  • Dougs 29 Oct 2013 16:35:40 67,179 posts
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    :D

    Speedie was also a striker, I am now remembering.
  • FWB 29 Oct 2013 16:37:30 44,225 posts
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    I like Nevin. Not just cos he was a Toffee - can't stand Townsend. I think he talks sense and breaks things down well. Cares about doing his job.
  • thedaveeyres 29 Oct 2013 19:50:25 10,878 posts
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    Ryo Miyachi starting for Arsenal in the twobob cup I see. You've got to think they brought him in to sell shirts in the Far East, like that Kagawa bloke at Utd.

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  • Menace 29 Oct 2013 20:52:24 5,742 posts
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    Aargh. wrote:
    TheSaint wrote:
    bitch_tits_zero_nine wrote:
    I watched Luis Saha on Goals on Sunday, this weekend, and he was talking about his time under Ferguson; he was recollecting being verbally destroyed by Sir Alex, after scoring two goals, berated for missing a couple of chances in the same game.

    I think this is the kind of psychology that escapes Moyes tbh.
    Good on Moyes for not being a bullying cunt IMO.
    That sort of abuse really helped Saha's career.
    I remember reading about that some time ago. Apparently Saha was expecting praise for having scored the two goals, but Ferguson thought he had been careless and wasted good opportunities after having scored. It was supposedly a 'keep your feet on the ground' kind of talk.

    www.bigbitegames.com/soccer

  • The-Bodybuilder 29 Oct 2013 20:59:50 14,133 posts
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    thedaveeyres wrote:
    Ryo Miyachi starting for Arsenal in the twobob cup I see. You've got to think they brought him in to sell shirts in the Far East, like that Kagawa bloke at Utd.
    Actually has a lot of potential.
    His pace alone (same as Theo) plus his ability to dribble at high speeds is a feature. Lacks positioning and general intelligence though.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 29 Oct 2013 21:09:19 6,654 posts
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    Menace wrote:
    Aargh. wrote:
    TheSaint wrote:
    bitch_tits_zero_nine wrote:
    I watched Luis Saha on Goals on Sunday, this weekend, and he was talking about his time under Ferguson; he was recollecting being verbally destroyed by Sir Alex, after scoring two goals, berated for missing a couple of chances in the same game.

    I think this is the kind of psychology that escapes Moyes tbh.
    Good on Moyes for not being a bullying cunt IMO.
    That sort of abuse really helped Saha's career.
    I remember reading about that some time ago. Apparently Saha was expecting praise for having scored the two goals, but Ferguson thought he had been careless and wasted good opportunities after having scored. It was supposedly a 'keep your feet on the ground' kind of talk.
    He was the same with Strachan I think, at both Aberdeen and United.
  • Shikasama 29 Oct 2013 21:29:06 6,754 posts
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    Miyaichi is thought of very, very highly Arsenal.
  • oceanmotion 30 Oct 2013 22:03:49 15,815 posts
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    Qatar removes Zidane headbutt statue from Corniche

    Who would have thought that would be a thing.
  • kentmonkey 30 Oct 2013 22:08:58 20,579 posts
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    Shikasama wrote:
    Miyaichi is thought of very, very highly Arsenal.
    I have yet to see a game, against decent opposition, for either Arsenal or when he went on loan, to suggest why this is though.

    He can run fast......that's about it at the moment. He's looked good in some training vids I've seen, but every time he's played against somebody even half decent, he's been completely nullified.

    He's getting to the age where promise won't be enough - he needs to start showing something more than 'Look boss, I can run as fast as Theo'.
  • The-Bodybuilder 30 Oct 2013 23:03:44 14,133 posts
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    Yeah but you're usually down on everyone. You also thought Ramsey was rubbish too. :p
  • IMO 30 Oct 2013 23:09:28 5,634 posts
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    I'm yet to be convinced that Japanese players in general can develop the right mentality to really thrive in the Premiership - that's my main fear with Miyaichi.
  • Syrette 30 Oct 2013 23:12:59 43,295 posts
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    Nakata did alright at Bolton IIRC.

  • IMO 30 Oct 2013 23:16:20 5,634 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    Nakata did alright at Bolton IIRC.
    Yeah, he was primarily the reason I added 'in general'.
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