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  • captbirdseye 2 Jan 2014 21:53:50 4,861 posts
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    @Youthist If you take the league as a whole then imo there isn't that much of a difference.
  • Youthist 2 Jan 2014 21:59:33 10,010 posts
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    How come teams coming up that have breezed promotion struggle so badly to stay there then?

    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that

  • FWB 2 Jan 2014 22:03:12 44,198 posts
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    Cos there's is a difference, but there isn't a difference.
  • captbirdseye 2 Jan 2014 22:03:43 4,861 posts
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    @Youthist Not sure but far worse teams have come up and survived comfortably. Like I said, my opinion of the league has probably been tainted by all our off field problems and I just want the season over and done with already.

    Edited by captbirdseye at 22:04:12 02-01-2014
  • PazJohnMitch 2 Jan 2014 22:32:55 7,997 posts
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    Despite Ole's United connections his name would make him an ideal person to take over Arsenal after Arsene leaves.
  • Punctum 2 Jan 2014 22:34:14 933 posts
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    At the beginning of the season I was quite excited at the prospect of an open and competitive top 6, but in reality it's been quite dull.

    With the exception of City's cavalier approach, the rest of the football is quite dreary and predictable, with possession driven play being the accepted 'good football' approach. To be fair, Everton mix it up a bit too, but the rest of the league are too scared to lose the ball or too focused on playing to percentages.
  • faux_carnation 2 Jan 2014 22:39:45 9,239 posts
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    Punctum wrote:
    At the beginning of the season I was quite excited at the prospect of an open and competitive top 6, but in reality it's been quite dull.

    With the exception of City's cavalier approach, the rest of the football is quite dreary and predictable, with possession driven play being the accepted 'good football' approach. To be fair, Everton mix it up a bit too, but the rest of the league are too scared to lose the ball or too focused on playing to percentages.
    Umm I know I'm biased, but have you seen Liverpool this year?
  • Youthist 2 Jan 2014 22:45:55 10,010 posts
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    Not just Liverpool. Many teams have turned it on and there have been so many high scoring weekends. If anything the defending has been poor allowing so many exciting games. He is wrong basically.

    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that

  • Punctum 2 Jan 2014 22:57:38 933 posts
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    A high scoring game doesn't necessarily mean it's a good game.

    Yes, Liverpool have been impressive and Rodgers has done an excellent job so far. And with Suarez in the side, they're entertaining. It's the general approach and style of play in the league as a whole that I find boring. Possession for the sake of possession is, for me, really dull.

    But hey, I'm a Utd fan so maybe my perspective is somewhat skewed this season!
  • captbirdseye 3 Jan 2014 00:19:17 4,861 posts
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    Ouch! I See Kozak has broken his leg in training. Villa never seem to have any luck.
  • TheSaint 3 Jan 2014 09:13:18 14,292 posts
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    Apparently we've made a formal complaint against Clattenburg for verbally abusing Adam Lallana.

    It would be nice if this resulted in us not having to have him ref us for six years.
  • kalel 3 Jan 2014 09:19:57 86,903 posts
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    Considering refs are called cunts constantly by every player on the pitch in every game I've ever seen, that seems a little churlish.
  • THFourteen 3 Jan 2014 09:23:58 33,153 posts
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    Punctum wrote:
    At the beginning of the season I was quite excited at the prospect of an open and competitive top 6, but in reality it's been quite dull.

    With the exception of City's cavalier approach, the rest of the football is quite dreary and predictable, with possession driven play being the accepted 'good football' approach. To be fair, Everton mix it up a bit too, but the rest of the league are too scared to lose the ball or too focused on playing to percentages.
    Come on, we've been a bit shit recently due to tiredness, but have you forgotten our start to the season already? Our superb goals against Norwich for example?
  • nickthegun 3 Jan 2014 09:29:46 59,418 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Considering refs are called cunts constantly by every player on the pitch in every game I've ever seen, that seems a little churlish.
    I was absolutely delighted to see Rooney given a straight yellow for giving the ref some aggro on boxing day.

    More like this, please.

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  • Dougs 3 Jan 2014 09:31:21 67,138 posts
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    It's OK, Berbatov will up our creativity:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/FootieWriter/status/418870475737931777/photo/1?screen_name=FootieWriter
  • TheSaint 3 Jan 2014 09:35:03 14,292 posts
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    I'm fairly sure any ref would book a player that called them a cunt, if they actually heard it.

    No idea what was said but I seem to remember it was reported that refs would be recorded after the racism allegations so should be easy to prove either way.
  • morriss 3 Jan 2014 10:14:06 70,928 posts
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    It will be a dark day if Berba goes to Arsenal. A Dark, dark day.
  • robc84 3 Jan 2014 10:17:47 5,478 posts
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    We should have bought him when he moved last time. Still wouldn't mind him back at the lane. Could be a good strike partner for soldado.
  • mcmonkeyplc 3 Jan 2014 10:20:07 39,435 posts
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    If it prevents Liverpool from getting anywhere near the title I'm all for it.

    THIS IS WHAT IT's COME TO!

    I hope you're all happy. :p

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • nickthegun 3 Jan 2014 10:20:24 59,418 posts
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    i really cant see what good it would do fulham to get rid of him.

    if they want rid of a lazy, feckless bastard, send bent back to villa park

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  • mcmonkeyplc 3 Jan 2014 10:21:31 39,435 posts
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    Wait! Champions :D

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • kalel 3 Jan 2014 10:21:34 86,903 posts
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    With Ade back on awesome form I'd be very hesitant to rock that boat. Soldado will come good, even if ots next season. Berba can go to Arsenal for me. The media make a big fuss whence has a good game, but ignore what a rarity it is these days.
  • Dougs 3 Jan 2014 10:22:22 67,138 posts
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    I can't see us going for him really. 8 years ago, I would have loved him as a replacement for Bergkamp, but now? Nah.
  • robc84 3 Jan 2014 10:24:57 5,478 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    With Ade back on awesome form I'd be very hesitant to rock that boat. Soldado will come good, even if ots next season. Berba can go to Arsenal for me. The media make a big fuss whence has a good game, but ignore what a rarity it is these days.
    Fair point. Just thinking back to how awesome he was first time around. He is obviously nowhere near that level now.

    Still a good player though. I'm a big fan of Ade, but you always wonder how long his form will last. It would be good to have a backup if/when he goes off the boil. Berba probably wouldn't want to come and play back up though anyway.
  • binky Moderator 3 Jan 2014 10:28:25 9,565 posts
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    Has there been any word on Ade's injury? I'm hoping that no headlines = not as serious as the stretcher made out.

    I loved Berba, but above all else it was his partnership with Keane that was so special.
  • nickthegun 3 Jan 2014 10:29:35 59,418 posts
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    Christ on a bike!

    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/former-england-captain-mick-mills-turned-a-blind-eye-to-initiation-ceremony-abuse-at-stoke-city-which-included-sexual-assault-dubbed-the-glove-8995903.html

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  • kalel 3 Jan 2014 10:32:07 86,903 posts
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    @binky

    Think he's fine.
  • Punctum 3 Jan 2014 10:38:14 933 posts
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    @THFourteen
    Yes, start of the season I'd agree. After that, less so.
  • kalel 3 Jan 2014 10:43:29 86,903 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Christ on a bike!

    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/former-england-captain-mick-mills-turned-a-blind-eye-to-initiation-ceremony-abuse-at-stoke-city-which-included-sexual-assault-dubbed-the-glove-8995903.html
    Odd club to support. Not sure where the joy would be.
  • Dougs 3 Jan 2014 10:46:03 67,138 posts
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    @nick, jesus! And some of the foreign lads think the mandatory song at Arsenal is a trial!

    http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/jan/02/fa-detestable-gay-slur-equality-board-member

    Not a good day for showing football as progressive.
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