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until we lost 4-1 to STOKE
means this is the only response from the club post-mauling:
Arsenal have cancelled the pre-match one for tomorrow's game vs Swansea.
Could be because Arsene can't face the sight of Neil Ashton in full Chelsea kit, grinning at him for an hour, but hopefully it's because he's pulled all the players in for 'crisis'/'clear-the-air' talks where they all agree that repeatedly giving the ball away in midfield then looking miffed rather than winning it back is a shit idea.
CHE 6-0 ARS
Pretty bad for the moral good this one. The football equivalent of an army of skeletons invading your quaint fantasy-world village and killing half the villagers and burning all the houses down while the wizard is asleep. (the wizard is Wenger btw)
MAN C 5-0 FUL
Only quite bad. Like an army of skeletons killing a couple of livestock.
AST 1-4 STOKE
Army of orcs crush unimportant but blameless town of noble and pacifist owl-people
CAR 3-6 LIVERPOOL
Spent a lot of time on this one. Eventually an obscure text suggested it was ok so I’m going with that.
So no. Absolutely not.
seems surprising as he seems to be the only player apart from adebayor who's scored at all for spurs this season
commentators must mention it every 3 minutes.
post match interview:
sky: did tim's half time team talk win you the game???
eriksen: well...erm.....we played better 2nd half.
sky: SHERWOOD IS A PSYCHOLOGICAL MASTERMIND HE'S THE BEST
from 6 inches out
although I imagine if Zamora did that he wouldn't be able to get back up again.
Both of those activities are physically beyond Zamora
what's the precedent when it comes to players, and Spanish football?
did anything happen to mourinho when he went all loony about unicef? can't remember
so probably not
who's issues death threats to more people than he hasn't issued them to
According to Wikipedia, he's know as 'The Monkey' and is the lead singer in a band called The Garb. Enjoyed him trying est the ref for no apprent reason in the Madrid derby
for post-game conduct. i'm sure if an atletico player/manager came out with this sort of thing the book would be thrown at them
Barca and Real get away with absolute murder but it's not as if the Spanish FA come down particularly heavily on many other clubs. Atletico have escaped punished, or at least been underpunished, for their fair share of unsavoury incidents in recent years.
A bit soft but not really.
Messi's second conversion. Woof.
the only decision you can unequivocally say he got wrong was Ronaldo's penalty
Or only be allowed to play 45 minutes per game. Surely he needs some sort of cumulative suspension thingy.
Ramos and Cattermole need to be sent on Intensive Morality Training with ohgood and his monk. A week-long residential course in a Suffolk-based Travel Tavern is their only hope.
was a truly beautiful thing when he came on as a sub in the 40th minute against us on Saturday and was booked before the end of the half
thank fuck we don't have to listen to the players wheeling out platitudes. do the business against swansea.
Davies and his coaching team didn't turn up at training this morning.
he's just as good a manager and whilst he's a bellend who winds everyone up eventually, he's not a nasty piece of work like Davies.
Also, we haven't sacked anyone in weeks.
I don't think Forest are ready to go up, and they'd be ripped to shreds in the Prem.
His teams are never ready to go to the Prem. So when they do get torn to shreds, it's never his fault. Nobody gave Palace or Blackpool a chance in hell, they both made/are making a decent fist of it. And even if it's wash-out the parachute payment, which completely dwarfs what you'd get for pottering around "rebuilding" in the second tier, makes it worthwhile.
I'm not sure getting humped every week and losing your best players would be so great. Don't really know. All I understand is that Davies is a pathologically bitter man who fears success and failure in equal measures. Utterly self-destructive shitbag.
Lower table Premiership sides are so desperate to stay afloat the likes of David fucking N'gog can get poached.
The comedy value Billy brought to the iPro on Saturday was wonderful. It was like a panto with Abanazarwee played by Jimmy Krankie
Have to brush up on the anti-Warnock chants now
Warnock is about the only manager I dislike more than Davies.
Your guys did us good on Saturday.
Couple of lovely goals and a late equaliser after the ref gave an indirect free kick in the box, seemingly for the keeper taking too long with the ball in hand. More of this please, Vulgarball.
Dulwich didn't really deserve more than a draw but the six seconds thing was bollocks.
Absolue beauty from centre back Peter Adenyi with his wrong foot.
Two of the worst stepovers ever seen then lashed into the top corner? Glorious stuff. Enjoyed the Dultras, too.
he scores far too many worldies to just be utter tosh. if he'd been playing for a top (,top) club from an early age he could've be a genuinely great player.
but he's clearly got *some* talent. what's most likely is that his overall play is a bit rubbish, but he's capable of champagne moments and that's what our scouts/Fergie saw when they snatched him up.
Leeds are not in a good way
before ptting his cash in that he might not pass the O&D test. 14 days to appeal, and there is precedent that says that that kind of convictoin doesn't necessarily mean you are automitically too dishonest ot be and owner/ director, so he needs to lawyer the fuck up if he wants ot overturn this.
seems burnt out.
Also because it's Leeds.
who have been massively fucked over by various parties for 10 straight years, because someone on a music forum doesn't like the rivals of that club
"Also because it's Leeds."
It fucking sucks to see this sort of thing happen to any club.
Point scoring from other fans for football related matters is great and part and parcel of the game, gleefully gloating about the absolute clusterfuck the sport has become at boardroom level is shitty though.
This sort of thing could happen to any club and supporters of all teams need to be showing a lot more of a united front to try and force the government to protect clubs as the community assets that they are. Turning it partisan just means it's going to keep happening.
One thing i don't take joy from is any club being sold down the river by crooks.
Although it is pretty annoying constantly reading fans of certain clubs moaning about things, totally lacking perspective of how bad things could be
i'll try downgrade my :D to a humble :) when City put 7 past you tomorrow
It's just there's only so much Barca wanking and unironic moral point-scoring one man can take in before snapping.
Isn't this precisely a case of the authorities acting to protect a football club against a dubious takeover attempt?
And if they had done, Leeds wouldn't have been in this mess in the first place.
Most lufc fans don't want him in, and it might well be a good thing he's not coming (depending what happens in the short term future) but after such a long drawn out process and how totally inept our current owners have proved to be;
-with getting the club into massive debt,
-unpaid wages (Cellino bankrolled the club for the last two months despite not being the owner)
-threat of administration,
-totally refusing to deal with a seemingly legitimate, non-crook group who also wanted to buy the club (fingers crossed they'll come to the fold again and GFH's hand will be forced)
-total general ineptitude (e.g messaging on twitter prominent Leeds fans, some of which are only fucking undergrads, to get advice on signings)
...I think people just wanted it done with. I think the worst thing for the club might be continuing under this set of absolute bellends.
not sure if anyone can compete in misfortune with Ridsdale to Bates to GFH.
hadnt heard any mention of that
a relatively small part of leeds online support, and it got buried amongst everything on mcdermott sacking day, but screencaps were posted of salem patel (lufc director) messaging leeds fans on twitter asking about signings
+ i like nestor.
still hope this is the straw that breaks the back of some of the lufc4life dickheads who are waiting for them to get back to the premier league before they start going to matches again
with Jonny Howson playing
But I think they're horribly written.
observing that Gibbs sending off at the ground pal? Was it obvious to all and sundry that the Ox had palmed it and it was LOLZ all round or was there a genuine air of `I haven't got a clue what's happening?`
Fair play to Marriner for coming straight out and saying it was a mistake. Obvious thing to do but refs seem to have an issue with taking liability for wrong decisions eh...
Couldn't fathom even a disgusting scumbag such as a Premier League footballer being so angry so dishonestly. Didn't know until half time what had happened.
after being 2-0 down. We got to 2-1 then had Baptiste sent off and a penalty against. They missed, we went up the other end and Zat Knight scored
get zat on the plane.
look at the state of him
makes the thrashing so much more painful.
would question the PA's pronunciation of 'spectactle' tho
We (Palace) just can't score. This defending at all costs and trying to score on the break, just doesn't work when you don't have anyone who can score. We've conceded less goals than Spurs, Southampton and Newcastle and only one more than Liverpool, but we are showing no signs of scoring.
We have four home games left, three are against, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City. That'll be fun.
But aren't there games away, which they would probably write off anyway.
Ours are all at home, with away games including Cardiff and Fulham
you could make it count. Do fear the worst for your boys but it's not like Pulis hasn't done it before. Sunderland's last day match with WBA and yours with Fulham will be very interesting, think you can pull a surprise where needed
He is out for the season I think.
He's in the headline for the second talking point, but not referred to again:
"Speaking of attacking midfielders, by the way, Ravel Morrison impressed again and scored another brilliant goal in Queens Park Rangers's 3-1 win at Middlesbrough. But sure, West Ham, who did not create a single noteworthy chance against a United side with Michael Carrick in central defence, have no need for him. Not when Sam Allardyce has Matthew Taylor pulling the strings in midfield instead."
i mean it's still mathematically very possible.
2. chelsea (on gd)
6. Man U
7. Spurs (on gd)
Genuinely think not qualifying for the Europa league is pretty crucial to getting back in the CL next season.
No coincidence that Spurs and Liverpool (probably) cracked the top 4 in seasons when they weren't in the Europa League. In fact I can't think of a single team who has finished top four whilst competing in the Europa League from the start.
fucking roberto di matteo
(what is it, 2 out of 100+ titles decided on it?) so yeah, that'd make sense
Fuck, this is BLATANTLY going to happen
and decided they were 4-5 behind city so needed to put the turbos on/take torres off
Diouf later hit back at Warnock in a newspaper interview where he was quoted saying that Warnock “is a big shit”
"only urinating when he has held on for as long as possible and remaining in the dressing room after the players have left to pray"
"Neil enjoyed a number of different occupations, most notably his time as a chiropodist"
Bloody love wikipedia.
When asked by a reporter what he would do if he were manager of Sheffield Wednesday, Warnock famously replied, "As long as the whole of my salary was paid within 28 days, I would buy so many tosspots – although, come to think of it, their current squad would do – and fuck 'em up so badly. Then I’d retire to Cornwall and spend the rest of my life laughing my fucking head of
Mandaric was actually seriously going to appoint him as manager before appointing Dave Jones (if i remember rightly)
the whole stadium when Bury played away to Oldham Athletic where he was held in similar regard'
terrific scenes :D
TV: 13th July - 23rd July suit?
ME: As long as we wouldn't be flying during the World Cup final (9pm in Croatia) then that's fine with me!
TV: hmm, we probably would be travelling then but its much much cheaper to go on a sunday!!
ME: ...aye see ys after man
with the plan being for everyone to totally avoid it/not discuss it at the wedding then watch it as live on hangover day.
90% of the united fans coming haven't RSVP'd yet. bless
but fear it would be impossible
or the plan to ignore it
might turn into a plan to get so blasted that we group amnesia sets in
during champions league final.
Everyone knew the score by the end of the night but was too drunk to care
would arrive half an hour before kick-off and the hotel seems pretty close, crisis averted?
Imagine Croatia in the WC final though
Gibbs and Ox both escape suspension. Graham Poll dropped by FA.
Almost satirically ridiculous that the rules allow an outfield player who launched themselves arms-first at a ball with the intention of illegally denying a goal to escape punishment because they were too daft to realise the handball wasn't necessary. COULDN'T MAKE IT UP.
Not intending to deny goals. Same as if you handball it on the line but the ball goes in anyway. Or you make a lunging professional foul that misses.
(if it hadn't been a humping i might even be up for arguing that it was unfair to award a pen but let's leave that for now)
and I couldn't give much of a shit specifically about Oxlade-Chamberlain not being banned- I'm not arguing against it. It's more that the rules look ludicrously stupid when you consider Oxlade-Chamberlain's intent and motivation. He WAS cheating. He was just really laughably bad at it. Pretty daft, innit?
but hadn't touched the ball? Still a red? You loco.
'heh, kinda funny that cheating is okay so long as it's done badly. Football, eh'?
I'm sorry this is the only outlet I've given you for pent up needless defensivity. I'll do you like the DiS Liverpool and City fans do next time.
leg clip, shirt tug etc. Best just stick to only punishing stuff that actually affects the game.
PS still illogical to award the pen too
I'm not. I'm commenting on a tiny gap in the rules that looks a bit silly from time to time and having a bit of a chuckle at it. I thought it was a little bit funny but you've RUINED it for me.
Goalscoring maestro MotM performance on Sunday from the Ox, please.
I'm so angry with you.
but that the law is an ass.
(if I was you Roy I'd be going with the "referees can't be expected to mind read players as to their intention of denying a goal" line of needlessly defensiveness, especially as it chimes with DK's line on bookings for diving)
they dont do they?
A yellow can only be awarded for deliberate handball. A red can only be awarded for the denial of a clear goalscoring opportunity. The advantage rule allows a ref to wait for play to develop and then issue a sanction even if play is never pulled back, so it follows that a deliberate handball that doesn't impede a goalscoring chance by virtue of a goal being scored could still result in a booking.
unsporting play innit
but seem to remember seeing it a few times with no booking or anything as its just ignored once the ball goes in.
just sticking a hand out to stop it.
you'd think that'd be a red and a penalty and the goal disallowed
"If the referee applies advantage during an obvious goalscoring opportunity and a goal is scored directly, despite the opponent’s handling the ball or fouling an opponent, the player cannot be sent off but he may still be cautioned."
when i said "you'd think that'd be a red and a penalty and the goal disallowed"
i meant to say " i always it that'd be a red and a penalty and the goal disallowed"
but i'm not sure why i thought that. hope this clears things up
Obviously he's not exactly likeable, but he's pretty good at getting teams promoted.
Anyone else in the frame?