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  • Blotto 24 Feb 2013 16:26:19 2,772 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.
  • kalel 24 Feb 2013 16:30:20 86,746 posts
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    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.
  • Ka-blamo 24 Feb 2013 16:33:42 7,306 posts
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    Dyer reminds me of a younger Defoe, he's gonna get at least one more goal this game I reckon.
  • Blotto 24 Feb 2013 16:34:20 2,772 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 22,214 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 12,645 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 17,390 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 2,772 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.
  • kalel 24 Feb 2013 16:40:35 86,746 posts
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    Maybe because most leagues don't have a second mickey mouse cup.
  • kalel 24 Feb 2013 16:41:30 86,746 posts
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    Great finish.
  • Tom_Servo 24 Feb 2013 16:41:34 17,390 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 2,873 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 22,214 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 2,873 posts
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    We need more football hipsters on TV.
  • Tom_Servo 24 Feb 2013 17:06:01 17,390 posts
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    Oh God.
  • THFourteen 24 Feb 2013 17:06:06 33,089 posts
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    Oh dear.
  • Syrette 24 Feb 2013 17:09:13 43,232 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 17,390 posts
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    Oh fuck, a red card. This is a real shame.
  • Syrette 24 Feb 2013 17:15:41 43,232 posts
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    :(

    I think I've seen enough.

  • THFourteen 24 Feb 2013 17:15:48 33,089 posts
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    Oh dear oh dear.

    Grow up Dyer.
  • Tom_Servo 24 Feb 2013 17:16:26 17,390 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 17,390 posts
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    Classic ecu.
  • ecureuil 24 Feb 2013 17:19:03 76,651 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    Classic ecu.
    Is that really necessary?
  • ecureuil 24 Feb 2013 17:19:07 76,651 posts
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  • Tom_Servo 24 Feb 2013 17:20:00 17,390 posts
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    Fix
  • fletch7100 24 Feb 2013 17:20:14 7,127 posts
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    .
  • Tom_Servo 24 Feb 2013 17:20:48 17,390 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_carnation 24 Feb 2013 17:20:57 9,172 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.
  • ecureuil 24 Feb 2013 17:20:57 76,651 posts
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