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  • ecu 3 Oct 2012 11:34:26 77,017 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    On a related note, Martinez has been fined 10k by the FA for these comments.
    Rodgers been fined yet? No? Didn't think so.
  • SolidSCB 3 Oct 2012 11:36:34 6,884 posts
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    It was just a typical case of media pricks searching for a bit of controversy out of nothing. You just know it would have been all "RVP: I'm better than Rooney" this morning if he'd have answered any differently.
  • kalel 3 Oct 2012 11:39:06 88,365 posts
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    It was more the way he answered than the answer itself. He could have brushed it off with a smile and "it'll be the other way round next time", but he seemed to feel the burden of diplomacy.

    Plus he just strikes me as the type that would get Rooney's back up.
  • ecu 3 Oct 2012 11:43:39 77,017 posts
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    I doubt there's any tension, they've hardly even played together yet and Rooney did just assist him for a goal, for which he's probably quite grateful.
  • kalel 3 Oct 2012 11:45:05 88,365 posts
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    Yeah I'm saying I don't think Rooney likes Van Persie.
  • nickthegun 3 Oct 2012 11:46:52 60,427 posts
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    I think fergie said something on the radio this morning along the lines of 'regardless of their personal relationship...' which is kind of telling.

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  • LionheartDJH 3 Oct 2012 11:47:51 19,490 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    Some pretty shit refereeing in our game at Fulhum the other day, surprised they're not on some sort of performance table.
    Same guy who reffed our game against United the week before. 2 bad games in a row, but he won't be in League 2 this weekend.

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  • ecu 3 Oct 2012 11:51:40 77,017 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Yeah I'm saying I don't think Rooney likes Van Persie.
    Oh right. Well, maybe, but I don't see much evidence of it. During his contract wrangle, Rooney complained about Utd not signing enough world class players. So we sign one and he doesn't like him? Hmm..
  • mcmonkeyplc 3 Oct 2012 11:59:39 39,467 posts
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    Rooney's a cunt anyway. I don't like him either. Doesn't stop me liking his football though.

    Ronaldo as well

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • nickthegun 3 Oct 2012 12:01:17 60,427 posts
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    On a different tack, a great article on why gary neville is now great and no longer considered a despicable rat looking fuck stick:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2012/oct/02/gary-neville-sky-tv-rio-ferdinand

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  • Dougs 3 Oct 2012 12:12:09 68,377 posts
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    mikew1985 wrote:

    He seems to be the kind of player who would be unhappy to "just be a goalscorer" imo. It's the Dutch way, he wants to be an all round player helping the team by creating and scoring.
    He said something similar at Arsenal. He believes assists are as important as goals. But then, as we've discovered, he's a self-involved lying cnut, so I'd try not to believe much of what he says. :)
  • Dougs 3 Oct 2012 12:14:28 68,377 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    I think fergie said something on the radio this morning along the lines of 'regardless of their personal relationship...' which is kind of telling.
    I thought they kissed and everything?
  • Blakester 3 Oct 2012 12:15:45 3,636 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    On a different tack, a great article on why gary neville is now great and no longer considered a despicable rat looking fuck stick:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2012/oct/02/gary-neville-sky-tv-rio-ferdinand
    He's a great pundit but that will never stop me from considering him a cunt of the highest order.

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  • Kay 3 Oct 2012 12:20:41 17,920 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    kalel wrote:
    Yeah I'm saying I don't think Rooney likes Van Persie.
    Oh right. Well, maybe, but I don't see much evidence of it. During his contract wrangle, Rooney complained about Utd not signing enough world class players. So we sign one and he doesn't like him? Hmm..
    Maybe because he's no longer the team's star player and focal point, perhaps?
  • oceanmotion 3 Oct 2012 12:49:08 16,001 posts
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    Kay wrote:
    ecureuil wrote:
    kalel wrote:
    Yeah I'm saying I don't think Rooney likes Van Persie.
    Oh right. Well, maybe, but I don't see much evidence of it. During his contract wrangle, Rooney complained about Utd not signing enough world class players. So we sign one and he doesn't like him? Hmm..
    Maybe because he's no longer the team's star player and focal point, perhaps?
    Yeah, probably that and being more disposable now which is good. He can't act up now. Pity it wasn't before his new contract.
  • kalel 3 Oct 2012 12:52:10 88,365 posts
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    I think when Rooney said he wanted Man U to sign star players, he didn't mean strikers that were better than him.

    I also don't think he really meant that at all when he said it anyway. It just sounded better than "I want more money".
  • Dougs 3 Oct 2012 12:54:05 68,377 posts
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    And he couldn't use Theo's "I want to play up front" line.
  • thedaveeyres 3 Oct 2012 12:54:17 11,249 posts
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    It'll all be fine in a couple of weeks when van Persie gets injured for the season and Wayne is top dog again.

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  • Dougs 3 Oct 2012 12:57:24 68,377 posts
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    Amazing as it sounds, he does seem to have put that behind him. He's no longer going in for daft challenges. There is an International break coming up though.
  • Deleted user 3 October 2012 12:58:05
    Blakester wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:
    On a different tack, a great article on why gary neville is now great and no longer considered a despicable rat looking fuck stick:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2012/oct/02/gary-neville-sky-tv-rio-ferdinand
    He's a great pundit but that will never stop me from considering him a cunt of the highest order.
    He's a comparatively great pundit but that's really not saying much. I've not heard him say anything that hasn't blindingly obvious but it does put him light years ahead of the rest of the Sky team.
  • fergal_oc 3 Oct 2012 13:00:37 2,764 posts
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    Fergie is becoming comedy gold, did you see him at the press conference last night after the game. He was either very drunk or very senile, looked like he'd lost most of his motor skills bless.

    And he can't complain given the shocking decisions that have been made against City this year. I know we've been crap but a blatant handball where he admitted it afterwards and one of the shittest penalties I've ever seen given.
  • reddevil93 3 Oct 2012 13:01:27 11,860 posts
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    Explains everything

    http://twitter.com/RajShoker05/status/253147172445511680/photo/1

    Edited by reddevil93 at 13:01:56 03-10-2012

  • mikew1985 3 Oct 2012 13:12:42 12,888 posts
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    You're doing it wrong reddevil.

    United always get everything their own way, and even when they unjustly don't somehow the ref should be praised and lauded for getting the decisions wrong and Fergie is ALWAYS an utter arsehole with absolute power over everyone in the FA.
  • ecu 3 Oct 2012 13:13:28 77,017 posts
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    Less injury time is beneficial if you're winning, which we usually are.
  • TheSaint 3 Oct 2012 13:15:21 14,602 posts
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    reddevil93 wrote:
    Explains everything

    http://twitter.com/RajShoker05/status/253147172445511680/photo/1
    That would be more relevant if it took into account the amount of injury time when teams were losing or drawing.
  • HisDudness 3 Oct 2012 13:39:15 994 posts
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    It would make an interesting statistical analysis. Just regress the amount of added time on an indicator for when the team is losing and see if the co-efficient is positive for certain teams.
  • kalel 3 Oct 2012 16:13:11 88,365 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    Less injury time is beneficial if you're winning, which we usually are.
    Yup, exactly. If anything it backs up the point.
  • kalel 3 Oct 2012 16:46:07 88,365 posts
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    mikew1985 wrote:
    You're doing it wrong reddevil.

    United always get everything their own way, and even when they unjustly don't somehow the ref should be praised and lauded for getting the decisions wrong and Fergie is ALWAYS an utter arsehole with absolute power over everyone in the FA.

    So what you think is United never get their own way, and even when they do the ref still shouldn't be praised and should get banned for being right, and Fergie is NEVER an arsehole and has absolutely no influence over anyone at all?

    See what I did there?

    Edited by kalel at 16:46:26 03-10-2012
  • reddevil93 3 Oct 2012 16:58:04 11,860 posts
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    Fergie's influence doesn't create as much of an unfair advantage as financial doping though.

  • roz123 3 Oct 2012 17:04:46 7,113 posts
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    Utd have a financial advantage over 85% of the league.
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