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  • Blotto 24 Feb 2013 16:26:19 2,777 posts
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    I suppose. I just think Clarke has done a better job, taking over from a better manager (than Laudrup) and a worse team than him too.

    Judge at the end of the season though I suppose. Both teams might have a meltdown.
  • Deleted user 24 February 2013 16:30:20
    Laudrup is really just building on what Rodgers and Martinez started. Really it's Martinez that completely changed the direction and philosophy of that club. Again, not that Laudrup isn't doing very well but it'd say Clarke has had a greater challenge on his hands, and considering he has them above Swansea in the league despite only just coming up, it has to be him for me.
  • Blotto 24 Feb 2013 16:34:20 2,777 posts
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    I think both managers really need to stay where they are for a few more seasons too.

    It's depressing that out of last years "Hot new managers on the scene" Rodgers is the one doing the best.
  • RedSparrows 24 Feb 2013 16:35:49 24,167 posts
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    "Bradford success has come from set-pieces all through their run. Swansea have something Arsenal, Wigan and Villa don't... namely the ability to defend them competently. This is over now."
    I really hope Swansea concede from a free-kick.
  • mikew1985 24 Feb 2013 16:37:15 13,030 posts
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    Commentator sprouting some top class rubbish there.

    Apparently England is the only country in the world where a team like Bradford could make it to a major cup final.

    Obviously never heard about the madness that is the French cup. I'm sure it's happened in numerous other countries.

    Edited by mikew1985 at 16:37:46 24-02-2013
  • Tom_Servo 24 Feb 2013 16:38:05 18,082 posts
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    Why would England be the only country where this could happen? I don't understand the logic there at all.
  • Blotto 24 Feb 2013 16:38:21 2,777 posts
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    Not quite the same (and would never happen in England) but Montpellier winning the league is much more shocking and impressive.
  • Deleted user 24 February 2013 16:40:35
    Maybe because most leagues don't have a second mickey mouse cup.
  • Deleted user 24 February 2013 16:41:30
    Great finish.
  • Tom_Servo 24 Feb 2013 16:41:34 18,082 posts
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    Heh. :)

    Oh well, that's that. Really hoped it would be more of a contest.
  • Luckyjim 24 Feb 2013 16:44:49 2,874 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    Why would England be the only country where this could happen? I don't understand the logic there at all.
    Because the myopia of British commentary/punditry knows no bounds.
  • RedSparrows 24 Feb 2013 16:48:13 24,167 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    Why would England be the only country where this could happen? I don't understand the logic there at all.
    Because we have the Best League in the World, and all that other shite.
  • Luckyjim 24 Feb 2013 16:51:49 2,874 posts
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    We need more football hipsters on TV.
  • Tom_Servo 24 Feb 2013 17:06:01 18,082 posts
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    Oh God.
  • THFourteen 24 Feb 2013 17:06:06 34,463 posts
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    Oh dear.
  • Syrette 24 Feb 2013 17:09:13 44,208 posts
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    That's that then.

    Was always going to be a massive ask of Bradford. Fair play to Swansea.

    As impressive as they've been I always felt this was a step too far for Bradford. I think they played Wigan, Arsenal and Villa at the right time and did the damage at their own ground too.

  • Tom_Servo 24 Feb 2013 17:14:17 18,082 posts
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    Oh fuck, a red card. This is a real shame.
  • Syrette 24 Feb 2013 17:15:41 44,208 posts
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    :(

    I think I've seen enough.

  • THFourteen 24 Feb 2013 17:15:48 34,463 posts
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    Oh dear oh dear.

    Grow up Dyer.
  • Tom_Servo 24 Feb 2013 17:16:26 18,082 posts
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    Dyer's a regular team player then.
  • Deleted user 24 February 2013 17:16:58
    Ha Dyer the greetin faced shit.
  • Tom_Servo 24 Feb 2013 17:17:48 18,082 posts
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    Classic ecu.
  • ecu 24 Feb 2013 17:19:03 77,308 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    Classic ecu.
    Is that really necessary?
  • ecu 24 Feb 2013 17:19:07 77,308 posts
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  • Tom_Servo 24 Feb 2013 17:20:00 18,082 posts
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    Fix
  • fletch7100 24 Feb 2013 17:20:14 7,446 posts
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    .
  • Tom_Servo 24 Feb 2013 17:20:48 18,082 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    Tom_Servo wrote:
    Classic ecu.
    Is that really necessary?
    Eh? I've hardly gone into some four-letter tirade against you!
  • faux-C 24 Feb 2013 17:20:57 9,633 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Laudrup is really just building on what Rodgers and Martinez started. Really it's Martinez that completely changed the direction and philosophy of that club. Again, not that Laudrup isn't doing very well but it'd say Clarke has had a greater challenge on his hands, and considering he has them above Swansea in the league despite only just coming up, it has to be him for me.
    Clarke isn't really a proper manager. He's head coach at a club that's got a fantastic backroom structure.
  • ecu 24 Feb 2013 17:20:57 77,308 posts
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