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BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)

Senoufou 31 Dec 18 - 04:45 PM
Raggytash 31 Dec 18 - 04:40 PM
Senoufou 31 Dec 18 - 02:47 PM
MikeL2 31 Dec 18 - 02:38 PM
MikeL2 31 Dec 18 - 02:32 PM
MikeL2 31 Dec 18 - 02:26 PM
Senoufou 31 Dec 18 - 03:59 AM
Dave Sutherland 31 Dec 18 - 03:42 AM
Steve Shaw 29 Dec 18 - 07:51 PM
Senoufou 29 Dec 18 - 02:03 PM
Raggytash 29 Dec 18 - 01:38 PM
Senoufou 28 Dec 18 - 04:16 PM
MikeL2 28 Dec 18 - 02:29 PM
MikeL2 28 Dec 18 - 10:02 AM
Steve Shaw 27 Dec 18 - 08:07 PM
Senoufou 27 Dec 18 - 03:54 AM
Dave Sutherland 27 Dec 18 - 03:37 AM
Senoufou 26 Dec 18 - 02:39 PM
MikeL2 26 Dec 18 - 02:29 PM
Senoufou 26 Dec 18 - 03:58 AM
Senoufou 26 Dec 18 - 03:38 AM
Dave the Gnome 26 Dec 18 - 02:14 AM
Steve Shaw 23 Dec 18 - 03:57 PM
MikeL2 23 Dec 18 - 02:45 PM
MikeL2 23 Dec 18 - 02:28 PM
Raggytash 22 Dec 18 - 12:25 PM
Steve Shaw 21 Dec 18 - 07:41 PM
MikeL2 20 Dec 18 - 02:58 PM
MikeL2 20 Dec 18 - 02:47 PM
Steve Shaw 19 Dec 18 - 09:00 PM
Steve Shaw 19 Dec 18 - 06:29 PM
Raggytash 19 Dec 18 - 03:11 PM
Steve Shaw 19 Dec 18 - 02:59 PM
MikeL2 19 Dec 18 - 02:46 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Senoufou
Date: 31 Dec 18 - 04:45 PM

Hahahahaaaagh Raggytash! Yes, he was. On our wedding day (many many years ago) we parked the car and had to walk quite a way across a pedestrian bridge to the Registry Office. It was November and bitterly cold. Husband was proudly wearing his new white shirt and natty wedding suit; he hadn't long been in the UK. As we walked along I noticed he was getting paler and paler. His nose was almost white. I was beginning to wonder if he wasn't African at all but an imposter!
We still laugh about it now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Raggytash
Date: 31 Dec 18 - 04:40 PM

Senoufou, does that mean he was black and blue!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Senoufou
Date: 31 Dec 18 - 02:47 PM

Hello there Mike!

We only heard about the floodlights problem from our Angolan African friend at Tesco this morning. He serves on the fresh fish counter, and told us all about it. He's a ManU supporter, and he and husband reckon things are already looking up for them now that Mourinho's gone.

I got a very nice but rather fishy hug from him!

We both wish you a very happy New Year

Senoufou and Ibrahima


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 31 Dec 18 - 02:38 PM

Hi raggy

I agree with your assessment of the League Title.

I watched Arsen get murdered by Liverpool. it was worse than Man Uniyed's hammering.!!!

Arsenal are now only 3 points in front of Man United and I hope our new form will enable them to catch Arsenal and either Chelsea or Spurs who are faltereing as the pressure goes on.

Cheers
Happy New Year.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 31 Dec 18 - 02:32 PM

Hi Sen

Great to hear about you Husband's interest in The Canaries.
I was keeping a watch on the Derby game. Another high scoring game for both teams. Pity the floodlights went out at a key period. Could have affected Norwich's game.

Regards to you both and Happy New year to yo both.

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 31 Dec 18 - 02:26 PM

Hi Steve

The City v Liverpool game will be a real cracker. The outcome for either side is huge. I don't think it will be a decoder for the Title yet but a loss for City will make life very difficult. Liverpool will continue in their inimitive way.

City will be a hard nut to crack but after a couple of surprise losses the will do all they can to make up - so Pool beware. the presure will be on !!

Cheers

Mike

Happy New Year.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Senoufou
Date: 31 Dec 18 - 03:59 AM

:) Dave! But I imagine seven goals in one match was very exciting to watch, and a knife-edge result.
We got husband some thermal long-johns for the match on Saturday. He was blue with cold after the Notts game.
The match doesn't start until 5pm, and it will be very chilly.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 31 Dec 18 - 03:42 AM

Senoufou - had it been anyone but Derby I would have called it poetic justice.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 29 Dec 18 - 07:51 PM

The Man Citeh game could be the one that defines the season. Be very afraid, the Pallid Blues!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Senoufou
Date: 29 Dec 18 - 02:03 PM

Aaaaagh! The Rams beat the Canaries 4-3 today!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Raggytash
Date: 29 Dec 18 - 01:38 PM

Great football from Liverpool so far, Arsenal have a veritable Everest to climb and after Tottenhams defeat today Liverpool seem to be in a very favourable position. Still a long way to go but they look good.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Senoufou
Date: 28 Dec 18 - 04:16 PM

Well, I asked husband about the extra time and he felt it was fair. And as he pointed out, either team could have used the extra time in which to score goals!

We've been over to Carrow Road this morning to get him another ticket, this time for Norwich City v Portsmouth (Jan 5th). The lady got him a seat quite near where he was on Boxing Day.
He can't wait!

And a lady in our village had been at the Nottingham match. She and her husband have season tickets. She'd saved a lovely thick programme especially for my husband, and came round to our house especially.

He thinks he's in heaven now.
It's lovely to see him so excited.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 28 Dec 18 - 02:29 PM

Hi Steve

At the moment there does not seem to be any way of stopping this Liverpool side.

Man City are 6 points back and are a pale shadow at the moment. I could be just a blip but at the moment they look unsettled.

Spurs are having a great run and could be a danger if they can keep this up. Arsenal are a dark horse and could mount an attack on the top. They play Liverpool tomorrow so it may gives us a sign.

But at the moment you would have to fancy Liverpool.

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 28 Dec 18 - 10:02 AM

Hi Steve

I went to Old Trafford fot the Huddersfield game. Got a ticket at the last minute.

Yes United are playing a much better style since Qle came. Pogba played as if he was interested and after 3 assists in the previous game he scorred two great goaals. I hope Ole can keep him happy because when he tries he is an outstanding player, Maybe Lucacou and Sanchez can follow suit.
Mind you the way that Rashford, Martial and Lingard are gelling they will struggle to get a game.

The defence needs stiffening though before we can be confident. How about letting us have Virgil.....lol ???

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 27 Dec 18 - 08:07 PM

Pleasure to see Man U playing with the cloud suddenly lifted, and to see Pogba coming into his own. But look at Liverpool. Just a few months to go before Raggytash stops asking that question of his...


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Senoufou
Date: 27 Dec 18 - 03:54 AM

Oh dear Dave, I'll ask him. (He's in the shower at the moment)


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 27 Dec 18 - 03:37 AM

Senoufou - can your husband tell us NOTTINGHAM FOREST supporters where the 6-7 minutes of added time came from other than the referee's obvious bias towards Norwhch?


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Senoufou
Date: 26 Dec 18 - 02:39 PM

Thank you Mike. Yes, 3-3, and last-minute goals (seems to be Norwich's habit lately)
He had an absolutely brilliant time. Was seated between two slightly older couples who were very kind and friendly and he was on his feet most of the time, yelling and shouting (he was a bit hoarse when he got home!)

He found a good place to park the car and walk to the stadium.

He also met a friend of ours, a Gambian chap, who was an acting extra security guard (he normally works at the Airport) He hugged him and they were delighted to see each other.
It was a good match with six goals to watch wasn't it?
I reckon he'll be going again very soon. He really loved it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 26 Dec 18 - 02:29 PM

Hi Sen

Phew !!! That was a close one !!! It looked as if Notts Forest had won

especially when Notts. went 3-1 ahead in the last minute but The Canaries rallied and scored twice to get a thrilling draw.

Football at it's best.

Hope your husband enjoyed the game.

Regards

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Senoufou
Date: 26 Dec 18 - 03:58 AM

That should say 'beat' not 'bet'.
Hope Pukki scores lots of goals. Norwich are second now, and if this continues they may go up for next Season.
Husband will explode!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Senoufou
Date: 26 Dec 18 - 03:38 AM

Husband has laid out every item of clothing he owns with Norwich City colours/logo, and is trying to decide which ones to wear to the match this afternoon. He's terrified he'll forget his ticket, so it's safe in the zipped pocket of his jacket. He's nearly bouncing of the walls with excitement.
I just hope the Canaries bet Nottingham, or he'll be coming home dejected!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 26 Dec 18 - 02:14 AM

Eeeeeee. Number 6 bus. Used to go through Swinton and past Heaton Park as well. I remember all the blokes having to get off and push up Rainscough Brow one hot Sunday.

Now, back to the footie....


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 23 Dec 18 - 03:57 PM

Man U did look a lot better. Playing nicely for each other and for the boss. Let's hope it doesn't turn into a honeymoon...

I've always really liked Andros. A bloke with attitood. Whst a bloody goal. Pick him, Gareth!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 23 Dec 18 - 02:45 PM

Just watched 3 great games this afternoon.

1. Rangers v St Johstone. good lively game . the Saints were on top for most of the game but Rangers won in the very last minute,

Villa V Leeds. Villa took the first half 2-0 but Leeds cut it back to 2-2 and won the game with the last kick of the ball to take them to the top of the League.......sorry Sen.

Everton v Spurs

An open high scoring game with the toffees taking an early lead. It was short-lived as the Everton keeper making another howler allowing the persistent Son to score in an open net.

Spurs then overran a plucky Everton side to run out 6-2 winners to only one point behind Chelsea. Dark Horses ???

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 23 Dec 18 - 02:28 PM

Hi Steve

These days I only need a brush and polish !!!

My hairdresser is the daughter of a well known Man City and England player. - some years back mind.

Believe it or not she supports United ??

Yes Liverpool's win over Wolves was hard earned but they look capable of winning the League to me..

Our first game under Ole was a big change for us. We were actually pressing and tackling for the ball. Cardiff were very physical and the ref didn't seem to bother. Rashford was kicked all over the field and
then the ref gave a dubious penalty against the poor guy.

The game was Very good for us but we must keep our heads. Cardiff were not a big test for them but it helped us to get a good start under Ole
Our defence is not good enough to play with the big boys.

Have a great time over the holiday.

All the best.

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Raggytash
Date: 22 Dec 18 - 12:25 PM

A great result for Liverpool today and they were'nt even playing !!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 21 Dec 18 - 07:41 PM

Damn tough game at Molineux tonight but Liverpool triumphed yet again, in spite of some sloppy passing at times. I thought Wolves were impressive. They're my barber's favourite team and he has a season ticket, as well as a brilliant Black Country accent, even though he lives in Bude. I really could do with a pre-Christmas haircut but I daren't go near him after tonight. It'll have to wait until the New Year now. Every time I go in for a haircut, he and I set Bude on fire with our animated footie talk. Bloody hoot it is. Merry Christmas, Colin, but, after tonight, tough shit!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 20 Dec 18 - 02:58 PM

Hi Steve

I believe that Pogba is a destructive influence to the other players, regardless of his being a member of the France World Cup Team.

Your other points I agree with. Mourinho was not the right type of manager for the likes of Rashford and Martial....and others, Lingard etc.

How the new "regime will progress we will have to wait and see. I think Mike Phelan will be a valuable asset to Ole as indeed will Michael Carrick.

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 20 Dec 18 - 02:47 PM

hi Steve

Eccles cakes ?????

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 19 Dec 18 - 09:00 PM

Can't agree about Pogba, Mike. He could thrive under a less repressive manager. He did win the World Cup for France, lest we forget. A good gaffer could also bring out the best in Martial and Rashford, who have been very badly served by Mourinho. But I hope that Poch stays at Spurs. After all the good he's done it would be miserable to see him leave. Make Zinedine The Twat your target man!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 19 Dec 18 - 06:29 PM

D'you know summat, Raggytash, despite all my years in Radcliffe and the fact that there was always a direct bus from Radcliffe to Eccles, I have never been to Eccles. How can that be. What have I missed?


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Raggytash
Date: 19 Dec 18 - 03:11 PM

Local dialect from Eccles Steve, local dialect !!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 19 Dec 18 - 02:59 PM

"I reckon at least two yeats before..."

WB and Big Ron, perhaps? :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 19 Dec 18 - 02:46 PM

Hi Raggy

I think most intelligent supporters know that they have a huge task on their hands.

I think that what they want is to see United start to fight back and show the attacking philosophy that used to be in United;s DNA.

ole Solskjaer has accepted the Caretaker job with an immediate start.
He will have Mike Phelan, Fergie's old right hand man as his partner, and Michael Carrick to help where necessary.There will be a wealth of knowledge of the Club and how they want them to play. And the Club know what they want and will put money into the project.

Solskjaer has something to prove as his only management job in the Premiere League ended up with Cardiff City going down and he got the sack.

This is different though Cardiff were a very poor side and the Club had no money.

I agree that Pogba should go and with him Sanchez if he does'nt start to earn his huge wages and cost to the Club.

It could be interesting.....we wait with baited breath


Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Raggytash
Date: 18 Dec 18 - 03:49 PM

I fear most supporters DO expect miracles. I reckon at least two yeats before we can compete again.

Next thing to do is get rid of Pogba, he still doesn't seem to understand that no one is bigger than the club.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 18 Dec 18 - 02:43 PM

Hi Raggy
Completely agree with you. Jose just had to go. He does so with 18 million smackers in his pocket.

In a ironic way Liverpool did us a favour !! They demonstrated to all just how low United have fallen.

The rumours will start who will succeed him. At the moment the view of some is that they will appoint a stand - in manager. Somebody who understands United and what the require. Ole solskjier (sic) has been mentioned. I would prefer Ryan Giggs to work with Michael Carrick to start the re-building. We need a person(s) who can get back to creating    a youth policy as well as re-juvenating the Premier League side.

It won't be quick, there is a lot to do but like most supporters I don't expect miracles.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Raggytash
Date: 18 Dec 18 - 10:13 AM

I don't normally relish anyone being sacked, however he will have a nice pay off (18 million was one figure I heard) so he'll not starve.

Let's hope the next manager can build Man Utd back to where the supporters expect them to be ........ at the top.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 18 Dec 18 - 05:21 AM

Bye bye José!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 17 Dec 18 - 08:14 PM

Now we have Fabinho as the midfield playmaker and Shaq-attack completing the upfront Fab Four. We need fear no-one!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 17 Dec 18 - 02:59 PM

Hi Steve

Liverpool 3 v Manchester United. 1

I was unfortunate enough to watch this game as I was embarrassed by such a weak and cowardly performance by a United side that hadn't a
clue how to handle a vibrant Liverpool team that knew exactly what it was doing as it tore United to threads.

United were a disgrace, they could not even pass the ball to each other. they didn't/couldn't tackle and meekly watched Liverpool run rings round them.

In contrast Liverpool were dynamic and had a plan and played to it. If it hadn't been for being wayward in front of goal it could have been a cricket score. The statistics tell the story Liverpool had 40 shots at goal - United had 2.........one of which was a mistake by the goalkeeper.

I don't mean to take anything from Liverpool's display they are light years away in front of United.

Surely the Old Trafford Board must do something very quickly. They need to get rid of Mourinho, Pogba and Sanchez. There are about a dozen more that are frankly not good enough and must go soon.

We know it won't be quick and won't be easy. The youth team could put up a better performance.

To sum up....While I was in the shop getting a paper. two guys were discussing the game. One said to the the other " They have drawn Paris S G they won't be long in there. The other guy said They've got to play Reading in the FA cup !!!!! nuff said.

Cheer

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 17 Dec 18 - 02:28 PM

Hi Rusty

I watched that match and was very impressed by Southampton's performance. They looked easily like teams much higher in the league. They had pace, goal scorers ( for once) and they attacked and defended well. I know about their patchy performances but maybe this will encourage both players and the well deserving supporters who were magnificent.

All the best to you and your team -

Regards

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 17 Dec 18 - 04:26 AM

Of course, the Saints got Danny Ings from Liverpool...:-)

Good few days' work by Liverpool. And is The Special One sunk?


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 17 Dec 18 - 03:07 AM

After a grim autumn, and yet another change of manager, there's figurative light at the end of the metaphorical tunnel: Southampton 3 Arsenal 2, lifting the Super Saints out of the drop zone and ending Arsenal's 22-match unbeaten run. Happy days, until the next plunge into despondency.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 14 Dec 18 - 02:47 PM

Hi

Almost on the eve of the Liverpool v Manchester United game my wife's sister decides to come over from Spain to spend Xmas & New Year with us.

You may wonder why this is a problem????? She is an ardent Liverpool supporter. Can you imagine how I am going to feel when I see her gloating as Liverpool take United apart??

We have let her live free in our house in Spain for for as long as she wants.   Life's not fair. lol

I see Klopps is moaning about having a couple of injured players. ...

He should be lucky !!! We have 37 of them.

Cheers

Mike

Keep Smiling


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 13 Dec 18 - 02:56 PM

hi Steve

Yes they could have thought it out better but they did't think nor   did ( and most others) that Young Boys would beat Juventus. It's easy after the event to see what they could have done.

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Dec 18 - 06:26 AM

With better judgement United could have topped the group and had the prospect of meeting less stern opposition in the next round than they probably will now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 13 Dec 18 - 06:19 AM

Hi

Valencia 2 - Man United 1

I watched it and maybe it was to be expected with 8 changes but we performed like a group of people who had never met before. No organisation of the defence no apparent plan how to play the game.

The team they were playing were made to look like World beaters when in fact they are a very average side in the Spanish League.

I hate to think what's going to happen at the week-end when we play Liverpool !!!

No Christmas present me-thinks.

heers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 12 Dec 18 - 11:20 AM

Hi Steve

Yes a good game to watch. The winner was in doubt to the very end.

Yes Liverpool were the better team; especially in the second half when Napoli had to open up. This suited Liverpool and but for some very wayward finishing they could ( should ) have scored six. That great save at the end saved them and Napoli's last chance was netted but offside...phew!!!

Well done I really enjoyed it,

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Dec 18 - 05:27 AM

I was just thinking, that remark could have come straight from the mouth of God...Oops, sorry, I mean Bill Shankly...

Same thing anyway I suppose...


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Dec 18 - 05:15 AM

Another epic European night at Anfield. Except for the finishing, Liverpool were superior but millions of Liverpool fans woke up this morning with no fingernails left. And what a last-ditch save by Allison, right up there with Gordon's save from Pele! Well done to Spurs too but I wonder whether Barça disrespected the competition by fielding such a weakened team, knowing they were already through.

As one wag said in the Guardian comments section after the match report, any fan who is tired of Anfield is tired of life...


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