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Woe on the Tyne but at least we've got Howard Webb refereeing the Man U Liverpool game to keep us all amused
and with the players voicing their support for Bowyer and concern at the appointment. As a fan i am somewhere between angry and highly amused. I'm kind of interested to see how far they can run the club into the ground.
I know a couple of Blackburn fans and their views on him range from love to hatred.
Who are these loons?
+ see him as somehow separate from the rest of the Venky's gang. I don't know that much about it.
but i like his moustache and his cojones. A friend of mine lives in Shanghai and watched him as a TV pundit and said the best thing about us appointing him is that he's no longer on telly there. Apparently he's regarded as a bit of a joke. Would not be sad to see him go, but Agnew and Shaw seem to be a pair of yes men to the Venkys which is not a good thing.
I mean obviously they've given Appleton more money and, sure, they were in the Premier League last year but... turncoatery of that nature is pretty galling.
Owen Oyston should eke out a secondary line of existence as a career development person. That's 2 people's careers he's resurrected and furthered just by employing them.
The claret side of the M65 corridor doesn't know whether to laugh or cry at this.
I am starting to feel the odd pang of sympathy for Rovers fans. They are very irregular pangs though
Apparently they've had to start giving foreign players English lessons after an unnamed (but easily guessed) foreign player thought that his teammates shouting "man on" were actually shouting "melon", in reference to the shape and size of his head.
The form these English lessons take, you ask? They all play Monopoly.
See also: Mikael Silvestre.
Those mishapen growths on the side of his head used primarily for channeling excess evil spilling out of North Korea.
Besides, melon's probably a lot more flattering than what they call him the rest of the time.
so no joy there. Said he was a big Jimmy Bullard fan though
Chasing an international full back. Relatively confident of getting him in.
I wouldn't trust Parkinson not to jump ship. Never forgiven him for agreeing to become our manager, then changing his mind on the day of the press conference as Charlton waved money in front of his face.
we're about to bring ryan dickson on loan i think, he's not an international though. haven't heard anyone else being mentioned. we could do with more back up but i'm really happy with our starting full backs
That he's played for Bradford before, and has played for the Central African Republic, would that ring any bells? Guy who mentioned it to me says its something that they're hopeful of being done rather than a definite. Also said Parkinson was very deliberate about mentioning his contract situation whilst his media profile is high. Having clubs like Blackpool circling is going to put a lot more pressure on Lawn to bump up the offer.
it makes sense, can't see us bringing both him and dickson in though, maybe that one fell through? i personally think parky's got it better off here than he would at blackpool and he'll probably stay, doesn't stop me from being really anxious about it though
otherwise it'd be kinda shit if bradford didn't keep him
i like his long necked mid period
I don't know why people didn't like it at the time, especially coming after those previous two uggers
I don't know what kind of a thing, but it's a thing.
But considering their careers have been roughly the same length I think Benitez is fully entitled to ask Pulis to come back when he's won La Liga and the Champions League.
to come back when he's done it on a wet Tuesday evening at Stoke...
Have you asked cat race?
for possibly Rob Green, possibly Fabianski. I know Camp is just a decent Championship level keeper but he was player of the season a couple of times and was basically the reason we managed a couple of playoff pushes under Billy Davies. Can't see how Rob fucking Green or Fabianski are measurably better.
Bit of a shame really. Fucking McCleish.
he was poor last season and this. in the forest games i've watched (probably 8 or 9 over the last two seasons) that seems accurate. if he's going to give karl darlow a run of games first though i'm sure he'll regret it.
that looks like the fucking boss behind a well organised team, but that doesn't look too shit hot in a badly run team. (You could argue that for any keeper I suppose, but shut up).
Not denying that he might need to move on, just think it's a sad reflection of what's happened to Forest in the past few seasons.
Now he was a Polish Championship cult hero.
Alvaro Negredo (Sevilla) to Spurs, Arsenal, Newcastle or Liverpool
Richard Dunne (Aston Villa) to QPR, LA Galaxy or New York Red Bulls
Daniel Agger (Liverpool) to Man City
Moussa Sissoko (Toulouse) to Newcastle, Arsenal, Spurs, QPR, Marseille, AC Milan or Juventus
Frank Lampard (Chelsea) to Fiorentina or Monaco
Jack Butland (Birmingham) to Fulham, Southampton, Man City, Liverpool or Everton
David Gil (Atletico Madrid) to Man Utd
Gaston Ramirez (Southampton) to Inter
Loic Rémy (Marseilles) to Arsenal
Yann M'vila (Rennes) to Newcastle
Adrian Lopez (Atletico Madrid) to Arsenal
Habib Habibou (Zulte Waregem) to QPR
Joe Willis (DC United) to Sunderland or West Brom
Philippe Coutinho (Inter) to Aston Villa
Wilson Palacios (Stoke) to QPR
Oussama Assaidi (Liverpool) to Ajax or Galatasaray
Allegedly, Ramirez is keen to return to Italy and Inter are very interested.
never seen a player wear a shirt with such pride. It was his boyhood dream to play for us
just to have another crack at Agger
is the equivalent of Lover Lover. Mr Lover Lover.
But stumbled across this instead:
for personal reasons.
its pretty awful news if its true - he's not been too good this season but he's clearly the best of our three senior centre-backs (Taylor is a sicknote and Williamson, gawd bless'im, was always intended as a back-up and has only had such long runs because Taylor is made of glass)
this summer. Sheeeee-yit dats a ladda manny
It doesn't really seem he's particularly money motivated. They need to convince him it's the right challenge, rather than splooge a load of money on him.
When he went to Barca, he was apparently the 4th lowest paid manager in La Liga.
"About 18 million?"
but mostly because I doubt it's at the 'gonna offer' stage. Reckon Pep has already decided where he's going and did so a while ago.
Not that I think it's Chelsea, mind.
I can't understand why Coloccini wants to go back - personal reasons cited, but I think he could play for top sides around Europe easily. Must be a pretty big reason for him to turn his back on that.
but losing Colo as well would be horrendous, if he were to go I could imagine other clubs picking off our better players again in the summer. It's not likely we could find a replacement of similar quality in January and his dressing room stature must be pretty big as well.
as a potential deal-sweetener for the inevitable Carroll return in summer.
who it would be acceptable for an adult to have the name and number of printed onto the back of a shirt.
(also see: Shola Ameobi and Ivanovic at Chelsea)
as he was known in Derby
Just John Terry playing football with a load of teenagers. I can't really explain why I'm finding it so funny, I just am.
At least that's only passion gone wrong - a Sunderland Fellaini shirt is just confusing and weird.
but the Balotelli one ?!
There was a grown man in a City shirt with "Henry 14" on the back in the away end.
I love the 'no surrender' suffix to these kind of banners; you know they're serious when they say that...
It all makes sense now.
Play on maestro. Ply. On.
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Behaviour like that means, pep g. Out of race to become man utd manager.
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I won't tolerate if he makes it.
when cronny puts his hand on peps shoulder to say hi?
and does a quick "sorry mate" touch. The fact Pep IMMEDIATELY looks away is poor form I suppose. But then you expect that of the Spanish. Don't have the manners of the Portugese.
That's the snub?
He's clearly a monster.
Commence fresh bout of Willian to Chelsea/Spurs/whoever rumour mongering.
it looks like Nike are (mostly) catching up with Umbro in reverting to a classic style. Which is good news for City. I thought we were going to go from having the best kit to one of the worst.
If you find yourself in an interview for a football marketing role at a large bookmakers and it's pretty much your dream job, don't drop *I hate Chelsea* into conversation when you don't know who you're potential future boss supports
Would the league pay? Or would every club chip in the same amount, or an amount equivalent to how much hassle it is to get people to their stadium.
Anything done to preserve those numbers is fine by me.
And as it transpired, Giggsy was stealthily doing more nobbing AND actually winning things.
is that Oyston promised him millions to spend in the transfer window upon arrival, but then went back on his word and said he had to make do with frees and loans when the window opened.
Could've turned his head, I suppose.
Two-down at home to the league leaders at half-time. Pulled one back on the hour, shouted the house down with an 89th minute equaliser, ran around the garden when Ben Watson smashed home a volley 2 minutes into stoppage time. I love football.
I just won the Premier League. With Sheffield Wednesday. In 2016. With a first team whose average age is 24. Your petty accomplishments make me smirk.
was 6-0 at half time, bit disappointed not to hit double figures really. Think it must be time for me to try my hand with a smaller team... Is it me or is this year's a bit easier? It definitely seems more likely to get insane results like that fairly regularly.
kiss of death
when he was coaching Sunderland in that terrible season him and Howard Wilkinson used to show the team dvds of geese flying in formation and tell them to be 'more like the geese'
they've got themselves a good player, though if they change the shape of the team to accommodate him (like we had to at wednesday) then they're screwed.
talented player but at the time, completely the wrong player for jones' system. we've got our own up-and-coming young central midfielders to develop!
Ones I was ok with:
- The current 'You Got The Love' they use for Footy League
- Even fcking Texas, just for old time's sake
- Anything by Kasabian (not really footy telly, but remember how cool that Kaka advert with Underdog was?)
Ones I'm not ok with:
- "A million miles away, and I'm on my waaaaaaaeeeeeeeeeeeoooooooo." Get out of my ears.
- That little dubstep thing they use on MOTD2 Recaps. Sounds like boss music from a shit game
Which is 10/10
on the back of it being played over the little preview segment at the start of MotD back in 1996/97 or whenever it was.
HERE WE GO
HERE WE GO
HERE WE GO
THIS IS IT!
as the football league theme back in the day
Section b, point 1
*- "A million miles away, and I'm on my waaaaaaaeeeeeeeeeeeoooooooo." Get out of my ears. *
Just the best.
That's superb but I remember it mainly from GTA London.
it was on fifa at least.
We could have whoever we want as manager, it won't change the fact that most of the team - in particular the defenders - are fucking cretins.