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Can't tell if he's actually really good or if Spurs are just that bad.
Great possession football for the full 90 minutes. Hull were poor but they couldn't actually get hold of the ball for long periods. Seems the win at Arsenal really helped with the confidence.
but choose to ignore that if you want.
At this stage I could say anything and no one would have a clue, man utd are shit, people just don't have the attention spans
how excited United fans have gotten over their DOMINATION of QPR and Hull at home. Big smiles all round the office today.
Meanwhile the handful of City supporters are still complaining about the fuckwit who was in charge of our game
And it sounds like it was our best performance. Typical :D
Never watch again
I mean I guess scientifically it was a great performance, we completely crowded Hull out of the game and the passing was much more varied and accurate than Utd have had for...well, I can't remember, but the football wasn't very exciting, and the movement of certain players left a lot to be desired. there were several occasions where we could've mounted an attack after drawing Hull in if one of the full-backs had ventured forward or Herrera had run on with the ball. I much prefer positive, quick attacking/counter-attacking play.
Once DiMaria went off we had no pace in the side. Players taking the ball in tight areas and not panicking hasn't happened for a good few years. We stopped the needless passing back to DeGea and Smalling/Rojo brought the ball out and commited a man rather than just hoofing it.
RVP was a passenger apart from his goal
I do find it strange that it is Smalling that goes forward more than Rojo on the ball though. Rojo just seems like the type that would love a pointless run forward, but he is surprisingly conservative.
Interestingly the game tomorrow will be the first time this season that Utd will be able to play the same back 5 for two PL games running. Not sure if we will though. Valencia-Smalling-McNair-Rojo probably makes more sense.
back now United are winning or cuz KiK was kicked (or both?)
was getting disappointed in myself for getting dragged into the same tired banter.
god rest his soul
But whatever. Watch it again.
Some pace on him.
Any excuse to squeeze some SPL action into the football thread, great work.
that Iain (Great Cop vocalist) is a lifelong steelman, that goal is a bit shit compared to the Turin one though, sorry.
equalling an 80 year old record for consecutive wins in the second tier, but we also maintained our unbeaten in November since 2011 record too. reckon we should play all our matches in November from now on.
Shitting hell. Looks like they're doing really well.
Have they had a wee cash injection a la Bournemouth?
got bought by one of our fans who has a company doing "stats/modelling for pro gamblers" and as a result have a fair bit of cash knocking around. that said think the most we've paid for any players is £1.5 for Jota, £1m for Moses Odebajo so not going absolutely crazy, plus we sold Adam Forshaw for a few million to Wigan. think it's more wages and the new stadium due in a couple of years and loads of training/youth development that we've been spending his money on, the latter two of which is probably the right way to go about it.
Get the facilities and stadium sorted and you're onto a winner in the long term.
Would be great to have you in the Premier League, I lived near Griffin Park a few years ago and enjoyed matches there.
Griffin Park barely made the Championship stadium requirements and with the new stadium due in two seasons it doesn't make a great deal of sense to spend lots of money upgrading Griffin Park unless we can take some of the new stuff with us. would take the shine off promotion i think if we were playing home games at Loftus Road or Craven Cottage.
would love us to play there in the Premier League for a season or two though - it may be beyond dated but the atmosphere can be awesome.
play at Wembley, would be like Queens Park at Hampden
Reckon it'd surely be Craven Cottage though, right?
about the options and I think wembley was out because it'd require getting more "event days" than they're allowed or something. I think. same for twickenham, and probably the stoop, as well as their/Richmond council's whole fuck off football snobbery.
if not, as long as it's in West London then I'm not overly fussed as it'll be rubbish by comparison. i mean the third favourite option on the main Brentford forum is Reading D: that would be absolutely dreadful*.
(*I quite like Reading but I don't want to go there every other weekend)
can someone explain the demise of #kingtipper for me please. preferably in the form of a limerick
his thread seemed fairly standard fare, even chuckled at the line about "there's been too much bullshit and not enough business over the years" line
There once was a man named kik
All the best bets he knew how to pick
Liked to use the word retard
Until he got barred
From DiS, now he feels parrot-sick
cause that seems a bit harsh considering CG is still on the boards
CG definitely should have been banned last week too, maybe the mods don't go in cricket threads.
before all the desperate needy trolling
It was great fun.
20,000 Goans going pure nuts. Celebrating goal kicks and corners.
A few fellas walk around and sell mini Dominos pizzas.
Everyone got a free flag.
Players I watched:
Robert Pires sat on the bench. Think he's injured?
In his place - Andre Santos played as a number 10. He won "Hero of the Match" He is so lazy but looks about twice as good as everyone else.
David James is player manager of Kerala Blasters. He made a couple of great saves but everyone else is terrible so he goes absolutely nuts. Screaming at his players all the time - clearly completely despairing of them. When the second or third goal went in he tried to boot the ball away but got his foot caught in the net. Not sure if this is when he got injured or not. Was hoping he'd have to go off and they'd be forced to put an outfielder in goal. Would have been excellent as they were all desperately poor.
Iain Hume - went redder than any man I've ever seen. The heat and humidity is not his friend.
Stephen Pearson - Scottish and ginger but didn't go that red.
No one else springs to mind.
theres a youtube vid, cant get on at work though
Think he's trying to roundhouse kick the goalpost?!
Davis James is number 70.
Only one player in the entire Kerala Blasters team had a single digit starting number.
Oh and Michael Chopra saw him too. He was pretty amusingly hapless.
Few goals against some Albanian milkmen in the Europa, then a couple of tap ins and deflections in the Prem which, because he's English, is enough to get the blood flowing to the press pack's collective groin. He'll be back on the bench by February, praying that QPR stay up so he doesn't have to move to Sunderland.
But otherwise, aye, this sounds about right.
Look forward to his inevitable debut goal against Lithuania early next year to cement his place as the next Gazza/Scholes/Barmby.
Ergo he'll end up at QPR if we stay up.
English, looks like WWII pilot, hard-working, Spurs
for a *checks wiki page* decently sized man
has big fat heart
finally paid off.
Dat Guy Welbz is good and all, but he doesn't do nearly enough flouncing and shrugging
City's game at Sunderland is coming up. Always a pleasure to witness actual footballing kryptonite
that has ever been seen
give-it-to-the-players-who-scored team of the week.
Leroy Fer, Glen Johnson, Gael Clichy take a bow
The guy absolutely phones it in time and again. I often wonder whether he actually watches any games.
With one goal under his belt, the centre-back went searching for another. It is always the same with defenders, they score one goal and develop the taste for more.
as utterly humourless. That kinda confirms it. Name another Premier League manager who wouldn't have got any mileage out of that question?
*1993 - Current day obvs
but this is just funny
Sure, they're a bit of a scummy club that everyone kinda dislikes, but would far rather have them in the Prem over shite like Hull/Sunderland/Stoke.
There's an inevitability to them returning to the Prem that makes each hiccup gloriously enjoyable.
Dishonesty seems a prerequisite of owning a club these days.
on dodgy owners sinking their claws into needy clubs then I'm all for it - that the situation at Birmingham was allowed to develop, and nobody seems able to resolve it, is a travesty. Somehow I doubt it, though.
can't go wrong with a turtleneck and shades
love it when other players are visibly amazed at a great goal. Like eto'o for this messi goal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vmm-xCq4To
would be greedy to have two
Would distract the banner waving element for a few weeks too
[trigger warning: features man in yellow chinos and pink sweater]
I still wasn't fully prepared for that 'yellow chinos and pink sweater' combination
i'd say a little from column a a little from column b
unfair actually as i thought we whooped everton's ass yesterday #alloverthem