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The Barcelona striker is said to be unhappy with his contract and is pushing for a move to the English champions.
Haven't we all been here before?
Cant wait until the magical summer in brazil next year
as a warm up for Qatar. Ukraine, Greece, Ecuador and Switzerland are all going to be there so why bother eh? Why bother.
What did they do to you?
our last sunday afternoon match was so flat and weird but it's a big enough game and cov should bring enough fans for that not to happen again. reckon there'll be goals. at least one goal
Chile are a pretty good side, we played almost a complete second XI, and probably learned a few things about how to play/how not to play against quick, counter-attacking teams, assuming the friendly was purposely arranged to get the players a bit of useful experience for when we play the better possession teams from South America and Europe. I certainly think you'll learn more from a defeat against good opposition than a runaway win against some no-hopers or other.
To be fair to the current England regime, they seem to be putting some thought into the non-competitive games and matching us well - Chile, Germany, Sweden, Brazi, derby games against Scotland and Ireland. Might not do us any good co-efficients-wise, like, but it's better than watching Peter Crouch score eight headers against Jamaica. Only slight issue i have is that the games are almost always at home so the FA can pay off the stadium; we should be arranging away double headers against quality opponents to get the squad ready for Finals conditions.
3pm: Nigeria v Ethiopia (first leg: 2-1)
7pm: Senegal v Ivory Coast (first leg: 1-3)
2pm: Cameroon v Tunisia (first leg: 0-0)
Ethiopia will probably make a good game of it again, until they all get really tired around 60-70 minutes in.
Ivory Coast probably hoping they don't get saddled with a group of death this time around.
Senegal should've scored a second just before Ivory Coast equalised.
It was quite enjoyable to see someone dive against Drogba and win a penalty.
Haven't been able to get back to Peterborough for a game since the time before the last we were a Championship club. It may have been a JPT game away to Bristol Rovers the time before that.
so this made my day: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10202425406858554&id=1295165697&refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com%2Fphoto.php&_rdr
Wrexham have a clear goal but it goes through a hole in the side netting and the ref doesn't give it. We had this ref Amy Fearns a couple of weeks ago and she was an absolute nightmare, really bizarre decisions.
Not that it really matters as Kidder won 3-1 in any event.
I just loved the 'Karl's on the pitch' and the fella sitting on the goal line in protest.
So Chester have now received an official warning to stop with the smoke bombs or we'll get fined. I'm not sure what to make of it all as it seems to go on at a lot of grounds these days. I was surprised to see that Chelsea gave out 10 year bans to a couple of fans earlier in the year and they spent a month in jail for it. Seems excessive. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2272010/Chelsea-supporters-banned-10-years-smoke-bomb.html
It makes me wonder what the officials in Belgrade did after this massive pyrotechnic display at a local derby a year ago to the day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VwHfjmUC9Q&app=desktop
And whilst I was wasting my Sunday morning looking at smoke bombs and flares at footy games on the internet I came across this beauty from Czech Sunday league football. Nice to see the players shake hands with every member of the crowd at the end of the game. http://fbl72.lockerdome.com/articles/110344929
and frankly dangerous thing to do. Imagine if some kid in the crowd got hit by one of those.
Which seems extremely dangerous.
It's the kind of thing that people reckon adds some atmosphere but it usually just looks stupid.
and we're getting our own house in order with the smoke bombs but they're not that dangerous. They weigh about the same as an empty coke can and the only danger is smoke inhalation which in an open terrace is minimal at best.
Flares on the other hand apparently burn at 1,500 degrees and are a different thing, deaths have happened: http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/379511/14-year-old-boy-dies-during-football-match-in-Bolivia
they clearly weigh more than an empty coke can.
It might not be much of a problem at smaller grounds, but I remember away at Newcastle last season some idiot City kids threw smoke bombs onto the terrace below. They rightly got a bollocking from people around them and ran off.
so you're probably right with a full one.
Interesting point you mention about fans self regulating / bollocking bad behaviour in grounds. The general consensus with out lot is back in the day any anti-social behaviour was discouraged and policed by the maturer members of the crowd and the kids responded to the admonishments. Nowadays the older guys on the terrace are more fearful of saying anything to the wayward youths in case of reprisals and the threat of violence. I'm not sure how this came about or how to change it.
last time we did that was 1992. we got promoted to the now-championship in 1992. pretty sure that's promotion nailed on then, get your house on it while you still can.
2-0 up at bradford after seven minutes and look like getting a lot more
comedy defending all over the place
not sure who to though
presenter has stolen my 7-6 prediction. disgusting.
first half was brilliant and as loud as our fans have been all season even when we were losing 2-0. surprised at how much coventry sat back in the 2nd half and we predictably struggled to break them down until we got that penalty. both side's striker pairings were outstanding but wells was obviously the pick of them. coventry were really good but their manager complaining about how we play leaves a bit of a bad taste, we're direct as fuck but we're not a cynical side at all
You seem to dislike Sheffield United more than you like your own club. I appreciate that might be quite natural when you win once every three months.
but he's nowhere near as good as people think he is. it's like when mark beevers came through at our place - nowhere near deserving of the mad hype he got.
but obviously a completely different kettle of fish. I don't dislike Man United because they're our city rivals, to me that's pretty nonsencical. I dislike them because they've been a lot better than us over a number of years and had a period of extended success when we were at our very lowest ebb. Sheffield Wednesday's decline has been mirrored by Sheffield United's, who now sit at a lower level. The biggest insult you could give them as a club and as supporters is to stop talking about them.
what's the point of having a local rival if you don't take any opportunity to rag on them? might be petty and small-minded but it's still fun
Seems like only a couple of months ago their fans were ripping the piss out of us for doing the same.
Surely he's good enough for a loan move somewhere?
... the England v San Marino game that was meaningless anyway because Holland were winning their game comfortably.
Jesus, sometimes I hate little Englanders more than Hitler.
apart from Ireland...