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  • morriss 23 Aug 2014 08:01:07 71,187 posts
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    Just came to post that, Doug's, cracking stuff.
  • Knighty 23 Aug 2014 08:11:42 984 posts
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    A lot of the stuff about British managers just seemed to be more along the lines of Foreign =different therefore better. I'd be inclined to not agree - the reason certain managers keep coming back is because they are good at getting clubs to a certain safe level. I mean, look at the amount of teams that end up safe in the premier league then decide to swap to a new exciting manager, and suddenly it all crashes down.

    Also holding up hoddle as some sort of footballing guru is laughable. He may also have the opinion that the best players make the best managers but I don't think it's a universal thought.

    I will agree that it does seem to be a bit of an old boys club\managerial merry go round at times, though.
  • morriss 23 Aug 2014 08:18:26 71,187 posts
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    I think having played football under different managers his opinion carries a little more weight.
  • kalel 23 Aug 2014 08:23:13 88,511 posts
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    There's some bitterness tainting his views clearly, but still, lots of truth bombs there.
  • Knighty 23 Aug 2014 08:24:19 984 posts
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    @morriss

    It certainly means he has a more personal view of the matter. So yes in his experience he may prefer the foreign managers. I'm sure there will be players that prefer the old school manager as well.
  • jablonski 23 Aug 2014 09:29:50 4,411 posts
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    Who's the manager telling racist jokes do you think?
  • Jono62 23 Aug 2014 09:38:40 14,204 posts
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    All of them probably.
  • Trowel 23 Aug 2014 09:39:39 17,929 posts
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    Steve Bruce has said Hull are close to signing Dawson.
  • Kosmoz 23 Aug 2014 09:41:08 7,712 posts
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    Leon Knight, ha! When he played for the accies, there was a particularly heated game against Hearts. Knight was supposedly involved in a fight in the tunnel and his line of defense was that he is a karate black belt so if he was involved in a fight everyone would know about it because he would kick arse

    Every girl I ever kissed I was thinking of a pro footballer.

  • Nades 23 Aug 2014 09:43:06 1,429 posts
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    "Mario Balotelli has agreed to slash his wages by 50% to convince Liverpool that he is eager to join them" I doubt that is true, but if it is, no complaints from me :D.

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  • mcmonkeyplc 23 Aug 2014 10:33:30 39,469 posts
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    I sense a great disturbance in the force....Liverpool will win the league this season.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • mcmonkeyplc 23 Aug 2014 10:34:28 39,469 posts
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    Just in case anyone gets their panties in a twist I say that every season....obviously I mean it this time though.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • prawnking1980 23 Aug 2014 12:03:51 4,763 posts
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    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    I say that every season....obviously.
    Liverpool fan?
  • FWB 23 Aug 2014 12:47:36 44,857 posts
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    Villa top of the league.
  • Jono62 23 Aug 2014 12:48:06 14,204 posts
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    \o/
  • FWB 23 Aug 2014 12:54:04 44,857 posts
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    Congrats.
  • Jono62 23 Aug 2014 12:58:50 14,204 posts
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    Oh shit. Please don't be injured Vlaar.
  • kentmonkey 23 Aug 2014 13:00:02 20,794 posts
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    jablonski wrote:
    Who's the manager telling racist jokes do you think?
    If memory serves me correct, the other British teams in that tournament in 2000 were Utd (Ferguson - never on TV), Liverpool (Houllier, never on TV), and Celtic (O'Neill....on TV a lot).

    I don't bet, but.....
  • Dougs 23 Aug 2014 13:01:52 68,524 posts
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    What I like about the Knight article is that he isn't hiding behind a pseudonym. I realise TSF is still playing but not naming himself does lessen the impact of his observations somewhat.
  • Dougs 23 Aug 2014 13:02:48 68,524 posts
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    Nice work Columbo. (I thought about Googling but it was far too early)
  • kentmonkey 23 Aug 2014 13:05:11 20,794 posts
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    I could be wrong - I'm doing that from memory. Fuck googling.

    I watched it at an old mates house so have a recollection but it's a fuzzy one.
  • Tom_Servo 23 Aug 2014 13:05:27 18,011 posts
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    Really can't see MON being involved in that sort of thing.
  • HarryPalmer 23 Aug 2014 13:12:53 3,427 posts
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    Delph looks really good at times. Villa playing well. Love Weimann.
  • HarryPalmer 23 Aug 2014 13:26:32 3,427 posts
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    Ergh. Cabella.
  • Shikasama 23 Aug 2014 13:33:24 7,008 posts
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    Looks like Newcastle made some very decent signings this summer. Janmaat and Cabella look good, Riviere needs a bit more help if he's gonna get a chance to do much.
  • kalel 23 Aug 2014 13:40:34 88,511 posts
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    The problem with that Knight article, again, is that the guy is himself basically a total twat. Classic case of had the talent but not the temperament, and his entire career is littered with incidents and falling outs and more recently some lovely outspoken homophobia.

    So, while there's some interesting insight here it should be taken with a serious pinch of salt, as the guy is a bitter cunt who blames everyone but himself for a shit career. And accusations of racism while possibly true, are a little 'pot calling the kettle racist'.
  • Mr_Sleep 23 Aug 2014 13:44:41 17,215 posts
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    Decent first half. Both sides showing some promise with poor decision making, indecisiveness or good defending meaning there haven't been too many overt chances so far.

    If Villa can continue to play like this then I am a bit more hopeful for this season. Villa don't look out of place playing Newcastle and they were, for the first half of the season, one of the better sides in the premiership.

    Alan Hutton though, fuck me, he has been the best player on the pitch so far (apart from maybe Newcastle's Cissokho) you really have to wonder what went on with him and the way he was ostracised from the club. He also doesn't seem like he likely to do a horror challenge any time soon.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • Shikasama 23 Aug 2014 13:49:03 7,008 posts
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    Yeah you've got to think that if Lambert was trying to light a fire under the likes of NZog and Hutton let season he was succesful.
  • Shikasama 23 Aug 2014 13:52:28 7,008 posts
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    Not a lot of hair in this Villa side
  • Mr_Sleep 23 Aug 2014 13:53:07 17,215 posts
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    I am not sure that was quite what happened. From what I understand they were trying to get the wages down so they farmed out the players on loan deals. Hard to say for sure though.

    In fairness to N'Zogbia he was playing quite well at Villa under Lambert but then had a horrible injury, he has come back looking dangerous. He hasn't even run down loads of blind alleys in this match.

    You are a factory of sadness.

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