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The Football Thread

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

  1. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Oh joy!!!
  2. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    At least one of the two managers will break their duck of never having won anything with an English team.
  3. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    Spurs are trying to kill me. What a game.
  4. amoral_savoy_mink

    amoral_savoy_mink New commenter

    This has been a superb week for English football - absolutely stunning performances by both teams this week.
    nizebaby likes this.
  5. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Sign of the times

    The traditional European power teams are going through a bit of a lull.
  6. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Everything crossed for tonight!
    CHELSEA (and Arsenal)!! :D:D:D
    ......but I am more than faintly worried ......
  7. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    Arsenal are poor away from home so they could miss out. Chelsea are probably good enough to go through though I think it could be close.
  8. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    That's a frequent refrain of mine watching Ulster, Ireland or the Lions.
  9. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I don't think they will squeeze the premiership, though.
  10. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Well, we did it.
    But I was right to be worried!
    amoral_savoy_mink likes this.
  11. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    Chelsea didn't seem very penetrative with Hazard not at his best and the Frankfurt defence pretty accomplished. They will need to be worlds better if they hope to win the cup.
  12. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    They're playing Arsenal remember
  13. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    A sad anniversary today. All the deaths are tragic but what is participating striking is the number of elderly people who died and the fathers and their young sons who never returned home.
    peter12171 likes this.
  14. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Football tragedies always live long in the memory.

    I was at the Bradford City Fire in 1985

    I'll never forget that day.
  15. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    Sorry to hear that Peakster. It must have been an awful experience.
  16. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Yes it was - we were on the other side of the pitch to the stand - if you ever see photos of that stand burning - you would think it was a miracle that anyone got out.

    I'd been to virtually every City home game in the previous couple of seasons - but I never returned to Valley Parade after that game and I left Bradford the Summer after the fire.

    Haven't seen the team since - but will again next Season when they visit Cambridge.
  17. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    I saw the footage on the news at the time (and have viewed it online since) and it is amazing that anyone survived. Apparently the cameramen got abuse for continuing to film...but afterwards those who had been shouting abuse at them said they did the right thing. People needed to know what happened. It still shocks.
  18. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    There were lots of incredible stories that day - one of my friends got people out of that stand - he got badly burned on one arm and still carries the scars.
  19. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    Champions! Much love to Liverpool and good luck in the CL. I’d love to see you win it.
  20. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I suspect they will.

    Looking forward to pre-season already.
    vannie likes this.

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