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  • ScootEvil 12 Jun 2014 23:28:56 492 posts
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    Can't believe we've let Cesc go to the megacunts. Simply baffled.
  • imamazed 13 Jun 2014 04:22:21 5,954 posts
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    Suggestions are the Arse baulked at his wage demands
  • darkmorgado 13 Jun 2014 08:24:07 15,598 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Think what bugs me the most is normally when these things happen, there's a clearcut villain.

    RvP ? CUNT!
    Adebayor? DOUBLECUNT!
    Nasri ? LESBIAN CUNT!

    but in this case, i can get Wengers reasoning, i can get Cesc's reasoning and now its like i want to vent but i dont know who to vent at and i dont know if i am angry or sad or a strange combination of the two that is making me feel a bit sick
    Console yourself with this thought: utd will kick off the new season with carrick and cleverley in central midfield.

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  • THFourteen 13 Jun 2014 08:51:12 34,468 posts
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    Hehehe

    /consoled
  • THFourteen 13 Jun 2014 08:51:39 34,468 posts
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    superbob85 wrote:
    Remy wont be shocking if its him and another striker.
    Does Vela count?
  • RunningMan 13 Jun 2014 09:14:33 2,451 posts
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    imamazed wrote:
    Suggestions are the Arse baulked at his wage demands
    He's reportedly on £200,000 a week for 5 years.
  • nickthegun 13 Jun 2014 09:15:33 61,299 posts
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    No wonder they baulked at that. You could get three shit french guys who never play for that money.

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  • THFourteen 13 Jun 2014 09:18:13 34,468 posts
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    /facepalm
  • thedaveeyres 13 Jun 2014 09:18:31 11,585 posts
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    It is very important at this point in Abou Diaby's career that Wenger doesn't bring in someone who will kill him. Very important indeed.

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  • THFourteen 13 Jun 2014 09:18:46 34,468 posts
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    Half a country’s inhabitants might watch the national team play a big game. That’s a rare taste of togetherness
    Ten years ago the England football team played a friendly in Portugal. Afterwards I shared a taxi with some England fans. We chatted about the game. Then one of them asked: “What was the score, then?”

    This man must have spent hundreds of pounds coming to Portugal to see the match. It begged the question: why are people football fans? Why will the coming World Cup be the biggest media event in history, measured by the numbers of TV viewers and clicks on websites? Football seems to give people something they can’t get elsewhere.

    We are finally starting to understand fans’ motivations, partly because fandom is belatedly getting serious attention from scholars and market researchers. Previously, only hooligans were studied much.

    The key finding that’s emerging: for most fans, fandom isn’t chiefly about winning, or even particularly about football itself. Rather, it’s about community. “Their happiest football memories always involve someone else,” says Borja García of the UK’s Loughborough University, one of nine European universities involved in the Football Research in an Enlarged Europe (Free) project.

    Fandom is usually social. “Young fans start sharing their football experiences with their parents,” says García, “then during teenage-hood it is their ‘mates’ and friends who they go to football with. In their late twenties and thirties, supporters start going to football with partners and, mostly, with their kids. Once the kids grow older, the supporter again shares the football experience with groups of friends.”

    Indeed, a recent study of more than 46,000 regular Dutch fans, by the Royal Dutch Football Association and the market research company Blauw, found that the average spectator went to a game with three other people. In the 45-59 age group, 88 per cent took children along at least sometimes. For many fans, taking the kids may even be the point. In a family, there is usually love but not much in common. Going to a game – and going to it is as important as watching it – allows you to be together without having to talk.

    The community of fans peaks at a World Cup: half a country’s inhabitants might watch the national team play a big game. That’s a rare taste of togetherness in an era when, to quote the American sociologist Robert Putnam, people increasingly go “bowling alone”. The multimillionaire globalised players may no longer be part of this community; the fans march on without them.

    In our book Soccernomics, Stefan Szymanski and I showed that suicide rates in European countries fall while the national team is playing in a major tournament. That’s probably because the sense of community – chatter about the game at bus stops or in the office – pulls in even the most vulnerable and lonely people. In the community of fans, everyone is accepted.
    Winning matters chiefly as a joy to share with others, says García. Those others needn’t even be alive – a fan might visit his father’s grave to report that their country finally made it to a World Cup. Or the fan’s community may consist of strangers far away. Around the world, from Israel to Palestine, there are people who support Brazil. They form an international community, all attached to something that is indisputably world class.

    Losing together can be a kind of perverse joy, too. In 1982, when Brazilians literally wept in the streets after defeat to Italy in the World Cup, it was a deep shared emotion. That creates community just as much as winning does.
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    Being a fan also connects you to your own past. In life, everything changes: you grow up, and people divorce, move away and die. Only your football team is for ever. The England team in 2014, for instance, is still recognisably the same animal as the England team of 1954. Football allows you to be eight years old again.

    Another joy of fandom: it offers a reassuringly comprehensible world, says the Australian philosopher Damon Young, author of How to Think About Exercise. Young explains: “The rules are clear. You know what it means to score a goal, get sent off, to win or lose. Sports decrease the painful ambiguity of life. They give us existential clarity. When you invest in your career, or your family, you get a constant sense of disappointment.” Only sport offers clear wins.

    And the final reassurance: you know that football doesn’t really matter. When England get knocked out in Brazil, the TV cameras will pan to stricken spectators, heads in hands. But to some degree, these extreme emotions are a performance – even a rather enjoyable performance. The next day, everyone in England will come to work, grumble, “Typical!” and get on with life, fortified by the communal experience. Except for a few damaged fanatics, fans lose and move on.

    “I would tend to say that fandom is not life-and-death,” says García. Young adds: “It’s a world that you can walk away from. It’s part of a consoling fantasy: this isn’t really your life.” In fact, fandom is rather more appealing than life.
    Edited by THFourteen at 09:19:09 13-06-2014
  • Dougs 13 Jun 2014 09:22:07 69,498 posts
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    This is apparently what Barca posted on their official site after the deal was announced. Now deleted:

    But despite glowing starts to each campaign, Cesc’s contributions to the cause gradually decreased as each season drew to a close. From being someone who joined in with the attack, supplying and scoring goals, the magic tended to fade later on in each season. He only scored one, six and one goals in the last 24 games of each season. For some reason, he was never as good in the second half of a season as in the first.

    Stay classy. Barca DNA cunts
  • Kay 13 Jun 2014 09:23:02 17,969 posts
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    I read that (Barca thing), but assumed it was a joke. Amazing if it was actually on their official website.
  • THFourteen 13 Jun 2014 09:24:27 34,468 posts
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    huh? clearly they are right, Fabrecunt is a useless cunting cunt
  • mcmonkeyplc 13 Jun 2014 10:07:02 39,567 posts
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    Woody is a useless cunting cunt if he was sitting around picking his nose when the deal was done.

    I sense another summer of uselessness from the king of signing commercial deals and pauper of signing players.

    Edited by mcmonkeyplc at 10:07:27 13-06-2014

    Edited by mcmonkeyplc at 10:07:41 13-06-2014

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • nickthegun 13 Jun 2014 10:13:47 61,299 posts
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    You could get the Chef from your official Noodle Partner to fill in for vidic.

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  • SolidSCB 13 Jun 2014 11:02:52 7,366 posts
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    Just outlines what a Mickey Mouse outfit we have in charge of transfer dealings now. We spend all of last summer publicly sucking his dick and then when he's actually available we don't so much as throw our hat in the ring. Embarrassing really.
  • superbob85 13 Jun 2014 11:09:42 2,814 posts
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    Reading the paper is tough reading being a gooner. Vela on his way back and no transfers on the horizon.
  • TheSaint 13 Jun 2014 11:43:45 14,827 posts
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    It could be worse, at least you have a manager and Liverpool aren't trying to buy your whole team on the cheap.

    Edited by TheSaint at 11:43:58 13-06-2014
  • superbob85 13 Jun 2014 11:56:38 2,814 posts
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    To be honest ive not seen anyone even linked with the job as strange as it sounds.
  • Dougs 13 Jun 2014 11:59:33 69,498 posts
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    That to me says that Saints are getting on with it all behind closed doors.
  • superbob85 13 Jun 2014 12:02:31 2,814 posts
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    Got to be but strange how nothing has even been speculated in the press.
  • TheSaint 13 Jun 2014 12:02:51 14,827 posts
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    Koeman, Yakin, Mancini, Rainieri and Tuchel are the current favourites.
  • Mr_Sleep 13 Jun 2014 12:05:24 17,368 posts
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    superbob85 wrote:
    Got to be but strange how nothing has even been speculated in the press.
    Too busy with the World Cup to make up loads of shit I guess.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • mcmonkeyplc 13 Jun 2014 12:05:25 39,567 posts
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    Moyes. He may be good. Well he was good until we screwed him over, after he screwed us over.

    Too much screwing in football.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • superbob85 13 Jun 2014 12:07:09 2,814 posts
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    Yakin seems to fit in with the way southampton play watching basle in champions league. Koeman might be a risky move by the way he sets his teams up.
  • HarryPalmer 13 Jun 2014 12:19:18 3,584 posts
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    Bentley retires,as if anyone gives a shit.
  • Dougs 13 Jun 2014 12:21:36 69,498 posts
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    Wasted talent really.
  • nickthegun 13 Jun 2014 12:25:44 61,299 posts
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    ‘I’ve fallen out of love with the game,’ he tells Sky Sports
    Coming years after the game fell out of love with him.

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  • TheSaint 13 Jun 2014 12:26:57 14,827 posts
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    The FA should hire him and send him round academies to talk to the kids about the realities and potential pitfalls of life as a professional footballer.
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