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My stream fucked out so I'm 'watching' it via BBC text but it was a 1945 kick-off.
I hate Harry Redknapp. It's just a happy coincidence that Spurs are being raped by Burnley and he happens to be in charge.
This is bad.
It'll just mean an easy win for Man Utd in the final.
Tottenham will give them a good game. They always play well against the big boys.
in the first leg, Burnley have bossed this tie.
Spurs will be destroyed by Utd.
TEEE HEE HEE
girls don't follow football
FUCK YOU REDKNAPP!
and only then do away goals count
Hell, away goals in a domestic competition is pretty daft
Spuds have to score or they're out.
I've been frantically refreshing the live text on the bbc all night.
but I gave up, it was terrible. Might just be my connection though.
there's something more nerve wracking about having to wait for it to refresh though. I may stick to the text!
Would 'the Spanish goalkeeper' have let in a 35 yard Robbie Blake free kick and then coming flapping wildly at a cross in the final minute of the tie?
Casillas and Reina probably wouldn't have
out of the Madrid team for a significant period, I'm going to go with 'no.' Once again, fuck you Redknapp.
Am I the only non-spurs supporting person that wants them to win?
2133: GOAL Burnley 3-0 Tottenham
Oh. Oh my. Robbie Blake lofts a long free-kick into the heart of the Tottenham area and Ben Alnwick, coming through about a million players, cannot get enough on the ball, it lands at the feet of local lad Jay Rodriguez, who coolly volleys left-footed into the net. Turf Moor erupts in extraordinary fashion.
Spurs are actually 10x shitter than I gave them credit for. I'm cheering burnley on like they're my own team! I take everything back about Gareth Bale having no defensive qualities, he has no footballing qualities whatsoever.
when we play them in two weeks or so we'll probably still struggle against them.
I'm going with my mate to see the Palace game on Tuesday. He goes quite often and I fancied a game. Could be a laugh, right?
2144: Clarification alert: If things stay like this and there are no goals in extra-time, Burnley will be in the Carling Cup final to face Manchester United.
they might as well just bring back golden goals
for his post-match interview. Is he going to blame Sergio Ramos for this one too?
Thanks a lot Joe!
You realise it's more my virulent hatred of Harry Redknapp than any malice toward your own club though?
It's ok though, if you'd had Palacios tonight you would have won 5-0.
It's been a cracking year for Premier League "big club" comedy. Let's hope it continues...
And no fucking Defoe. That's such a joke.
Not that it matters, Spurs won't win it.
twice in 2 minutes
I bet Redknapp was banking on being 3 nil down after 90minutes.
in terms of quality and he's such an appalling human being I just want to see him fail. You're right, he'll probably get them out of trouble, but there seems to have been some sort of intangible aura of utter ineptitude hanging over them for the past couple of years; they're so much less than the sum of their parts, it's ridiculous.
Please explain this.
The bungs are bad, but it's not as if the rest of football isn't geared towards making money. It would be terrible if everyone did this, but it doesn't really bother me.
and without an ounce of integrity, and yet never ever gets called out on it because he's so cosy with the UK media.
Have you worked with him?
And the way he taps up players through the media is absolutely shameless. I won't pretend that other managers don't do similar things but that doesn't prevent from detesting the man.
And the way he acted with regards to Southampton and then Portsmouth would suggest that 'integrity' isn't a particularly common word in the Redknapp lexicon.
Everybody taps up players. He's no different.
In regards to transferring clubs, I don't see why players/managers shouldn't try for the highest level possible. He's been in the game long enough to be able to do that.
"In regards to transferring clubs, I don't see why players/managers shouldn't try for the highest level possible. He's been in the game long enough to be able to do that."
He managed Portsmouth. He then managed their local rivals, which was hardly a huge step-up given that he got them relegated. He then returned to Portsmouth despite explicitly stating he wouldn't. How is that not an utter cunt's trick?
As for the corruption aspect, you're right, I don't know 100% but this has some interesting things to say on the matter:
they'll give Man Utd a decent game, Burnley wouldn't have. However shit they sometimes play, they tend to turn up against the bigger teams.
Tonight's game has kept me entertained for 120 minutes, much more than you get with these "good" clubs.
"Burnley won tonight, whatever the final result. They are the winners."
the EPL teams have a full opportunity to exploit their greater fitness and quality, I imagine. Spurs-Utd is a far more attractive final for Carling than Utd-Burnley.
The entire town would've gone to watch them play against United if they'd got through.
about the town of Burnley.
Becks Vier can't get a look in.
the biggest team in the WORLD against little Burnley, where the sun never shines. Instead Carling have Spurs.
Burnley has more hometown supporters in proportion to the population of the city than any other IIRC
But in others, no.
It'd give the media endless chance to do the whole David and Goliath routine...
Depends which side United put out as well, given that it's in between the Inter home and away ties.
Depending on injuries I reckon the side would be similar to what we put out, maybe with Carrick or Scholes instead of Fletcher.
Not including the League Cup which is major that should read two. Including the League Cup, four. In 28 years, six.
When did you win anything of note? Play-offs and league two do not count.
So 1984+25 = 2009
You are such a cry babay.
Big clubs have won 8/11 league cups. In what way is it not a major trophy.
The fact that you are crying over a game that had nothing to do with you suggests that you think it is bigger than you want to admit.
If that gives you your kicks.
Spurs are and have been for a long time one of the biggest clubs in England so that leaves 90 odd league clubs as worthless.
ps You maybe wanted to say At the end of the season, providing they don't win the FA Cup or UEFA cup it'll be one major trophy in 25 years. After that, you may want to correct for the fact that the league cup is major.
You seem to be losing it.
it really doesn't make any sense
Theoretically they could have beaten a weakened Man Utd team like the one they fielded last night. I do stress the 'could' obviously.
Which rule is stupid exactly? Away goals after ET or away goals full stop? Both as stupid as each other.
Burnely got the benefit of an extar 30 mins at home.
Apologies, but I couldn't care less what it's official name is. My point is that if you're going to implement an away goals rule, at least stick to the one that every other fucking competition uses. I don't necessarily think it's anything particularly insidious, but I don't know how you can possibly claim that the rule actively helped Burnley tonight.
As for the away goals rule in general, I like it. It keeps a lot of ties a hell of a lot more interesting than they might otherwise have been.
It's absurd even discussing it.
You don't see Spurs fans on here saying "if the game was only 80 inutes it wouldn't have gone to extra time". Exactly the same thing. The rules are there and benefit neither team.
Either have away goals after 90 minutes or don't have them at all.
You're being facetious. If the Carling Cup upheld the same away goals rule as just about every other cup competition, Burnley would have won the tie and I'd just be interested to know the justification for their particular interpretation of the away goals rule, which has always struck me as bizarre.
You also said that Burnley 'benefited from an extra 30 minutes at home' which would tend to suggest that you felt the rules aided Burnley in some way.
outplayed for the majority of 210 minutes of minutes and still go through, thanks in part to some shitty bureaucrat deciding that away goals can only count AET. They don't deserve it, and I really hope United destroy them.
And to hear the Spurs fans singing 'WHO ARE YA?!' after pavlychenko scored...I thought it was honour amongst thieves you bastards, cos you certainly robbed Burnley tonight.
and an icy grip around my bollocks. Seemed pretty inevitable though, definitely should have taken the 17/1 odds on there being more than 1 goal in extra time
2232: "For those of you who missed the match, the highlights will be shown on Crimewatch later."
Chris, Brighton, via text on 81111