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The Football Thread

Discussion in 'Personal' started by emilystrange, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Cambridge usually go and play a number of pre-season friendlies against local non-league teams. I might go and watch one or two.

    After Liverpool's great season I fear they might not actually win anything. They did well to win last night though.

    Can't see them getting past Barcelona - they rested most of their first team last night.
  2. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Actually Messi is a nice bloke - one of the Cambridge United fans was very badly injured in a brawl in Southend after a game a couple of years ago. He suffered brain injuries and will need constant medical care. The club raised some money but lots of current players contributed things to raise money for the family. I think Messi sent in some signed shirts and a ball signed by the whole Barcelona Team.
  3. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    It was a fantastic game even though we lost. However, the free kick for that last goal was a joke and it should never have been awarded.
  4. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Didn't stop us at the Aviva before we saw that Stockdale had dropped to ball.
  5. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Today has been a good day! :D:cool:
  6. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    No it hasn't - Sarri might be back as manager next season
  7. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Yes, I'm not over-enamoured with him as a manager - but who else would be available and want to take up the poisoned chalice which is Chelsea management?

    Apart from Mourinho......
  8. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

  9. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    The championship play-offs should be good - 4 very good teams.
  10. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Not yet.

    And I worry (as - you may have gathered - he is my Chelsea icon, along with Zola) that, despite his provenance and legendary status at the club, he will be chewed up and spat out like all Chelsea managers seem to be over the last 15 years. (I fear that will happen to Solskjaer at Man Utd, too.)

    Fans and (especially) owners seem to want instant success, even while they are baying for their own academy players to be played, and don't recognise that clubs have to go through cycles of dismantling & rebuilding during which success is unlikely.

    I'm not a great Sarri fan, but to finish in the top 4, to get to the Carabao Cup final (and lose it in bizarre circumstances) and at least the Europa Cup semi-final - with a good chance of winning it - is not bad for a first season in charge.

    After all, only one team can win the Premier League each year.
  11. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    Frank Lampard has done a decent job with Derby but managing a Championship team and a Premiership top echelon side is light years different even if he is a former player. He wouldn't last a season. He needs to stick with Derby and earn his stripes before considering one of the Premiership big boys.
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  12. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    Yes, but it is possible!

    (Sorry, just an excuse to praise Nuno Espiritu Santu's achievements with long floundering Wolves. Here he is receiving his honorary doctorate from Wolves Uni!)

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  13. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    It’s also quite unusual for a former player at a club to do a hood job as a manager of that club; often they disappoint. Not impossible, but unusual.
    Oscillatingass likes this.
  14. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Fantastic game tonight.

    High intensity and very tense. Both sides played well and really put a shift in.

    A stunning winner from Kompany. As he was breaking through the middle, I shouted not to hit it and waste possession but he smashed it right in the top corner. A great moment.
    cassandramark2, ilovesooty and vannie like this.
  15. cassandramark2

    cassandramark2 Senior commenter

    Captain Kompany. City legend. I’m so happy for him that I actually cried:)
    ilovesooty, vannie and Scintillant like this.
  16. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    That was a very tense evening. They say the Etihad is quiet. Not tonight.What a goal. What a legend.
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  17. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    Me too
    I was there :D
    Someone near me yelled "Vinny don't do it" just before the goal went in.
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  18. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Liverpool 4 - Barcelona 3
    Well done Liverpool.
    Listening to 'You'll never walk alone' makes the hairs rise on the back of your neck.
    Jesmond12, Sally006 and Dragonlady30 like this.
  19. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    :D :D :D
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  20. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    Absolutely incredible game. I still cant believe it.
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