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

Raggytash 06 Mar 19 - 05:13 PM
Raggytash 06 Mar 19 - 04:57 PM
MikeL2 06 Mar 19 - 02:43 PM
Steve Shaw 05 Mar 19 - 02:58 PM
MikeL2 05 Mar 19 - 02:36 PM
MikeL2 05 Mar 19 - 09:55 AM
Raggytash 05 Mar 19 - 04:57 AM
Raggytash 05 Mar 19 - 04:55 AM
Steve Shaw 04 Mar 19 - 07:57 PM
Raggytash 04 Mar 19 - 03:47 PM
MikeL2 04 Mar 19 - 02:21 PM
Raggytash 04 Mar 19 - 10:02 AM
MikeL2 03 Mar 19 - 06:58 AM
MikeL2 28 Feb 19 - 09:50 AM
Steve Shaw 27 Feb 19 - 06:19 PM
MikeL2 25 Feb 19 - 09:54 AM
Steve Shaw 25 Feb 19 - 04:56 AM
MikeL2 22 Feb 19 - 10:46 AM
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The Sandman 22 Feb 19 - 04:26 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Raggytash
Date: 06 Mar 19 - 05:13 PM

Oh ........ one more thing before Steve says it.

That was never a penalty!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Raggytash
Date: 06 Mar 19 - 04:57 PM

Astonishing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 06 Mar 19 - 02:43 PM

hi Steve

"elé sez that Liverpool will win the league. That's good enough for me".

I wonder what you would say if he said that Man City would win it ??

And besides , great player that he was, what does he know about winning the Premier League ??

Just getting ready to watch United play in Paris. We all expect them to get knocked out but hope they can prevent a landslide..

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 05 Mar 19 - 02:58 PM

Pelé sez that Liverpool will win the league. That's good enough for me...


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 05 Mar 19 - 02:36 PM

Hi Sen, hope you are "listening"   

Last week I saw a guy talking about the Championship ( Norwich etc).
is going.

He said that this Season there have been 29 changes in the top two places. He described how this League is the most difficult one to win. There are many good teams that keep keep on beating each other and he reckoned that even at this late stage in the season that about 15 teams have a chance to get in the top 4,!!!
Norwich and Leeds are the front runners to be Champions but several teams can still challenge for this.

I do keep a watch-out on this situation and find it fascinating.

regards

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 05 Mar 19 - 09:55 AM

Hi

I don't think either team is playing at their best. I take in all of Steve's points but .....do I detect hope in there?

Another thing to consider is that City has more titles to win and this could be a factor. plus City lost arguably their best player and they have not announced how long he could be out. I refer to de Bruyne.

There again City have much more experience in landing a Premier League Title.

Take your choice but it's going to be close.

Cheers

Mike

United have now lost another player to injury. - Sanchez is out for rest of season.
They have to play Paris St. Germain in Paris and they have 9 Ist team injuries. If that is not Ole is scraping a team together but if that is not enough we are already 2 down. !!!!! I heard he was searching the under 10's ......lol


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Raggytash
Date: 05 Mar 19 - 04:57 AM

Hmm a "not" in that sentence shouldn't have been there. It should read:

That is not to say Liverpool are playing badly but it does say that City are playing better.


!&*??$£&*!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Raggytash
Date: 05 Mar 19 - 04:55 AM

I hate to remind you Steve that just after New Year Liverpool were SEVEN points clear of City at the top of the table. Two months later they are 1 point behind.

That is not to say Liverpool are playing badly but it does not say that City are playing better.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 04 Mar 19 - 07:57 PM

In the next few weeks Liverpool will have Joe Gomez, Lovren and The Ox back. No more need for reshuffles at the back and The Ox running fearsomely at the bastards from midfield. And who bloody gets past Virgil and Allison? And have you SEEN how beautiful Allison's missus is! We have an easier run-in than City and we never lose at home. If you think we're wavering then you seem to have forgotten Bournemouth and Watford. Be very afraid, Citeh!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Raggytash
Date: 04 Mar 19 - 03:47 PM

Well MikeL,

City have been there, read the book watched the film and got the T shirt (and the medals)

Liverpool who have played some wonderful football this year seem to be "bottling" it.

I hope for Steve's sake I am wrong but if I were a gambling man my money would be on City.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 04 Mar 19 - 02:21 PM

Hi Raggy

Yes the drive for the title hots up.

Both City and Liverpool look as though they are feeling the pressure.

I think Steve's " Five Bob " is in geopardy. I don't gamble or I would take him on. lol

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Raggytash
Date: 04 Mar 19 - 10:02 AM

And City go top again !!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 03 Mar 19 - 06:58 AM

HI

Man United 3 V Southampton 2.

I was lucky enough to get in a box with my son and his Dutch colleagues.

This match crackled from the kick off until the final whistle.

United could easily have been three up in the first 10 minutes. But
Southampton had come to win this game and counter-attacked and pressed United giving them little space. Against the run of play they scored a fantastic goal and continued to attack. They could have had two penalties with close decisions.

In the second half United opened up and a great goal by young Pereia ( his first) put them back in the hunt. Lucacu made it 2-1 and Southampton equalised with another fine goal. Lucaco put Unided ahead
and Pogba missed a late penalty.

Great game.

Now getting ready for 3 matches this afternoon with the mouthwatering prospect of seeing Everton and Liverpool. Phew !!!

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 28 Feb 19 - 09:50 AM

hi Steve

Yes Liverpool were back to their early seasons form. They pressed Watford and attacked dangerously ( for Watford ) with many attempts. The big hitters were back to form and goals just had to come as Watford buckled. Good to see Mo impressive and Mane getting back on the scoreboard. His second goal was outrageous and entertaining at the same time, Trent was back and in my opinion was man of the match.

City were scrambling and just made it through.

I watched Tottenham v Chelsea. Spurs were not a match for a
re-juvenated Chelsea. It was a tough encounter with flashes of agreesion from both teams. Harry Kane was not in the game at all and the second Chelsea goal was a farce. They will need to do better if they want to get into Europe. Arsenal won 5-1 and with Chelsea back and Man U winning, anything can happen.

United were hard hit by injuries and had to male 8 changes. Lucaku scored twice but even at 2 nil United did not have it all their way. Some wayward finishing helped United and until Young scored a third goal, Crystal Palace looked dangerous. This United team don't give in and in the end JUST scrambled home. I hope they can get some of the injuries sorted as we will need to to get into the top four.

Alltogether it was a good night for NW England teams

CHEERS

Mike

PS I wouldn't bet against Liverpool.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 27 Feb 19 - 06:19 PM

Howdy Mike. Liverpool firing on all four again tonight and City spluttering. Well done Ole, though as I type I haven't seen Man U on MOTD as yet. Good to see Man U playing the sort of footie we haven't seen since Fergie's early days. As Spurs lost, it looks like a two-horse race at the top. I'll bet you five bob that Liverpool edge it...


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 25 Feb 19 - 09:54 AM

hi
Steve

I agree the game we expected did not happen. Like you I think the injuries spoiled the game. I thought Rashford should have gone off - he could suffer for his loyalty.

In the circumstances Ole did what he needed to do in reverting to a totally defensive game. Liverpool were surprisingly poor and United actually had more shots on target and had two close efforts to score.

I do not remember a United / Liverpool game where Liverpool did not even test De Geah,

I suppose a point each was fair but neither club wanted that.

I watched the City game. - close call th City who took the first half without scoring and Chelsea looking dangerous but City kept them out.

The penalty shootout was marred by the incident of the Chelsea keeper refused to come off to the Manager's order.

City won the shootout. Strange ????

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 25 Feb 19 - 04:56 AM

Not the old rivals spectacle we wanted to see, eh, Mike. I've seen less carnage in episodes of Holby City. Gawd knows what's happened to our misfiring front three of late. I think that all those early injuries must have had an adverse psychological impact on both sides. We'll take a point each and try to forget it. I hope that Rashford didn't hobble himself even more by carrying on. I loved seeing that placard in the crowd, though, which read: "I support two teams, Man U and whoever's playing City." :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 22 Feb 19 - 10:46 AM

Hi

Sandman

I think it unlikely. Unless of course they can wangle their way into getting a good replacement - Not easy at this time in the Season.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 22 Feb 19 - 10:43 AM

Hi Steve

I must have Bayern on the brain.....I wonder why???

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: The Sandman
Date: 22 Feb 19 - 04:26 AM

When will the chelsea manager be sacked? after the man city match?


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 21 Feb 19 - 07:35 PM

Er, and it wasn't Bayern, Mike...


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 21 Feb 19 - 06:23 PM

I understand that the away goals rule will be dropped next year.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 21 Feb 19 - 09:13 AM

Hi

Bayern 2 v Man City 3

This was a great game - highly entertaining but sometimes for the wrong reasons.
City started the game in their usual attacking mode and That consistant striker Aguero put them in front after a horrific mix up by the hosts....... Game over we all thought. Not a bit of it. The referee was handing out Yellow cards like The Salvation Army handing out the War Cry.

A decision for hands in the penalty area took 4 Minutes to award the penalty. The penalty put Bayern level and after this the physical Germans dictated the game with some good counter attacking but they could not score. Then another penalty for a push in the area gave them another penalty which again was converted.

From then on it looked all over when City had a player sent off.

But a crucial substitution brought on Mane ( who used to play for Beyern ). A stunning free kick levelled the score against the run of
play and in injury time Sterling tapped in a winning goal.

Job done.

Highly entertaining fare.

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 20 Feb 19 - 09:01 AM

Hi

Liverpool 0 v Bayern 0

By no means a classic. Liverpool were held to a goalless draw in an uninteresting game. Liverpool did create a few half chances none of which was converted by the usually prolific strikers. Mane was the major culprit. Salah was shackled by a very experienced defence.

The game became one where both sides had settled to a tactic of spoiling.

I believe the 2 legged matches create a more technical game where the home side has to try to defeat teams that purely try to stop the away side from scoring what is known as a valuable thing to take for the home leg.

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 19 Feb 19 - 02:32 PM

hi raggy

Yes United played well after their slip-up against PSG in Euro Championship.

Pogba and Rashford carved huge holes in Chesea's defence. Second half they played a defensive game - they did so well that although Chelsea was allowed over 80% of the possession United's Keeper did not have one shot to save.

We have been drawn away v Wolves ( Yes yet another away to Premier league sides. I watched Wolves over the weekend. They are a good side.
And they have a manager who can out-sprint Clopp !!!!! lol

Just off to watch Liverpool play Bayern.....Should be a cracker.

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 19 Feb 19 - 11:54 AM

A bit before my time, Steve - my memories start with the Clive Lloyd captained sides but some great names there!

Am I right in thinking that the Lancashire League (as well as possible county outlet) has seen a good few future stars pass through?


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Raggytash
Date: 19 Feb 19 - 11:50 AM

Sonny Ramadhin was the landlord of the White Lion in Delph at one time. A fact my father used to remind me of every time we drove past it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 19 Feb 19 - 11:35 AM

May I just namedrop, Jon? Garfield Sobers, Frank Worrell and Sonny Ramadhin lived in my town, Radcliffe, and they frequently partied a few doors down from us - in Everton Weekes' house!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 19 Feb 19 - 10:54 AM

We didn’t get to many games but I think our late one was at Molinieux. A big roar from the crowd as we entered the stadium which we assumed was a goal but, no, Trevor Hockey had got sent off. He didn’t play that many games for Norwich and memory is a bit foggy but I seem to remember him as being a bit of a liability.

Mind you, I think Norwich’s regular centre half could pick up a few bookings. Though I liked him and he gave many years good service for the club both as a player and later on the staff. Last I heard of him, reported on local tv, he was in a nursing home with Alzheimers. I guess it can strike anyone but he was another of the players where the impact of frequent heading of the ball was questioned. Apparently before the illness struck, he would pride himself on being able to listen to the football scores read out and recite them all accurately.

Only local interest I suppose but he was popular and a one time “hero” of mine though if I could have emulated anyone, it would have been Kevin Keelan, a goalkeeper with quick reactions and capable of quite instinctive saves.

Unlike Steve’s (jesting) “I could have been someone” (to which a Pogues line could come to mind…), I don’t think I’d have gone anywhere in sport. I did play in goal in primary school and 1st and 2nd year secondary school but lost confidence after heavy defeats against both Caernarfon and Aberconwy. I might have tried to pick up again when we moved to Kent but the school was one season hockey and one rugby union (neither of which I liked at the time, never got on with hockey and being left handed or then saw a point in rugby) but would never have made the grade, plus most goalies seem to be over six foot and I never grew that big.

Cricket. I suppose in my dreams, I could have batted like Viv Richards or bowled like Michael Holding – WI had loads of talented players when I started to take an interest in test cricket in the 70s but, realistically, the only thing I was reasonably able at was catching a ball. Even then, not that marvellous – I’ve seen plenty where I can wonder just how in the hell the fielder even got to the ball – others where I may feel that Boycott’s granny as well as me couldn’t possibly have made such a hash of things.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 19 Feb 19 - 07:41 AM

In me student days on one occasion we drove in my mate's Standard Eight from London to Reading to see them play Bury. We got stuck in an almighty traffic jam just outside the ground. With windows wound down we heard three almighty cheers and one weaker cheer from inside the ground. We got in ten minutes late to find that the score was already Reading 3 Bury 1. There was only one other goal in the game, a Reading penalty. Buggeration.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Raggytash
Date: 19 Feb 19 - 07:14 AM

I hope you are wrong Mike, The first match I ever saw live was Bolton V Preston in about 1965, a 0-0 draw.

I fact I've only ever been to three live matches and have never seen a goal scored live. Two 0-0's and I left the other ... Oxford V somebody at half time when the score was 0-0 !!

Great result for United last night, Chelsea were played off the pitch.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 19 Feb 19 - 06:40 AM

Hi Raggy

I think that NOTLOB will disappear from the League. They are in a terrible state and have huge money problems.

It is a great shame that one of the best teams almost since since the formation of the league are in this horrible state.

I remember the Nat Lofthouse days. What a great footballer and model for many players but most clould not reach his standard.

I hope I am wrong.

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 17 Feb 19 - 05:13 PM

Aye, Notlob it always was. Nat Lofthouse was their glory boy, though not with Man U supporters after he'd bundled their goalie into the net then got away with it. As for Preston, well they had the Preston Plumber, the greatest of the greats, the sublime Tom Finney. And when I was fourteen we played Preston Catholic College and I got Thornleigh's second highest score of the cricket season. AND I ran one of their lads out with a spectacular throw at one stump, a direct hit, from the square leg boundary. I got a mention in Thornleigh College school magazine for my exploits in that match. My life's been downhill ever since. If only my mum had forced me to wear my ugly NHS specs, I'd have been up there with Botham, no messing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Raggytash
Date: 17 Feb 19 - 04:21 PM

Well .............. as a closet Preston supporter (my Dad was born in Rook Street, the same street that the ground is on) I kept quiet about Preston's humiliation of Norwich.

As for Notlob (you have to be Lancastrian to get that straight away) they look like they're are going to be relegated ..... again.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 17 Feb 19 - 03:21 PM

There's early days and early days, Sen. Even if Norwich were to lose all remaining games and Ipswich were to win every one of theirs, Norwich would still finish above Ipswich.

I'm afraid both Ipswich and Bolton are involved in the battle for safety down the bottom. A good run of form could still see either achieve this but (and maybe it's just me) I'd be particularly doubtful about Ipswich achieving this.

I think the Norwich result was a great recovery from the 3-0 loss against Preston mid week. Leeds still have a game in hand and could go top but Norwich are still in there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Senoufou
Date: 16 Feb 19 - 03:56 PM

Well, the Trotters are currently 23rd Steve. But it's still early days.

It's amusing that Ipswich are the Canaries' old enemies, and we're at the very top while they're right at the bottom.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 16 Feb 19 - 03:34 PM

Phooey. I went to school in Bolton and the best bloody chippie this side of the old panhandle was situated just opposite Burnden Park, close to the bus stop where I many times caught the last 36 to Radcliffe after getting well pissed in The Trotters, the pub next door to the ground. I'd love to see the Trooters back in the top division where they truly belong.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Senoufou
Date: 16 Feb 19 - 12:09 PM

Ha! Norwich are top of their league with 63 points, and Ipswich are at the very bottom. We scored 4 goals today against Bolton. Hope this continues. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 14 Feb 19 - 09:37 AM

hi Steve

I have finally ( I Hope ) got sorted out with my phones, Broadband etc.

So I was able to watch the whole match on my big TV.

You are right , the first half looked grim for Sours but the second half was completely different. Spurs took the game to Dortmund and attacked them having pressed them into making mistakes.

They were worthy of the score and they don't appear to have missed "Arry" or or Deli the belly flop merchant!!

I am licking my wounds from United's performance on Tuesday. We knew we hadn't a hope of winning the Euro Championship, but going out like that !!! without a whimper was more than disappointing.

We'l have to see how we go on against Chelsea in the FA Cup.

Cheers

Mike

Cheers


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Feb 19 - 05:52 PM

Well I watched the first half of the Spurs match and feared the worst. I had to be sociable in the second half so could only glimpse occasionally on me silenced iPad. I was delighted with Spurs' second half performance. I've always enjoyed watching Spurs! Go, Poch!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 13 Feb 19 - 09:37 AM

Hi Steve

I have have only just been able to use broadband and my landline since last Tuesday so have not been able to get any football on tv.

I was at Old Trafford last night and saw United overcome by a much more superior team. We really knew that this had to come sometime. Most of my United pals were prepared for it. We did not think they would be able to stand up to the top teams in Europe.

Philosophically perhaps last night will be a guide to our weaknesses.

Chelsea next then then Liverpool ( I think). We will have to play better than what I saw last night.

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Feb 19 - 08:20 PM

Ole's bubble has finally burst. Man U were ramshackle against an undistinguished PSG (apart from Thiago Silva and Di Maria). You'd better hope that Martial and Lingard are OK, because Mata has shot his bolt and Sanchez has never even had a bolt... and Pogba, grow up and behave yourself!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Senoufou
Date: 10 Feb 19 - 12:06 PM

HA!! Norwich 3 Ipswich Town 0 !!!
Great result! Husband doing a male version of the Mapouka in his study.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Senoufou
Date: 10 Feb 19 - 11:46 AM

Like you Jon,I reckon 'banter' and a bit of piss-taking are quite all right and can be funny.

Usually Norwich supporters are reasonably well-behaved and manageable.
There are only a few extra Police officers stationed around Carrow Road when there's a big match on.

But I believe some clubs have notoriously rumbustious supporters and a few who are downright nasty, which spoils the Game and brings it into disrepute.

Mocking opposing fans about the tragic death of a young man in an air accident is nothing short of evil though. Ignorant louts.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 10 Feb 19 - 09:02 AM

Things I can't understand either Sen. A couple that stick in my mind were.

A trip to Millwall back when we lived in Kent and in the bad old days. The guy probably was an idiot being dressed in green and yellow (or at least my parents had none of us with anything identifiable) and the scene was a massive crowd chasing one person with police on horseback coming in to split things up.

Another was a Stoke supporter who seemed to thing it quite clever to nick the bobble hat from my probably about 7 tear old brother's head...


On the other hand (they won), Spurs vs Norwich league cup final where we bumped into a lot of Spurs fans on our way home was very friendly. Also and later (I didn't get to this one but other family did), Sunderland vs Norwich actually led to "The Friendship Trophy"

It can all be a bit of a mixed bag, I suppose. Once in a blue moon, I used to like going to a particular pub in a Welsh village to watch a football match. You could guarantee a lot of "piss taking" from supporters of different clubs but could be sure everything was in good fun.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Senoufou
Date: 10 Feb 19 - 08:21 AM

I see that the Police have been involved with some Southampton supporters who thought it amusing to make aeroplane gestures and taunts toward the Cardiff supporters in mockery of the death of Emiliano Sala.
I can't understand their mentality at all.
How terribly cruel and absolutely disgusting.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 08 Feb 19 - 11:23 PM

Yes, if the Canaries move up, my husband will be at Carrow Road at every opportunity to watch the top teams play against us.

Still a fair way to go Sen and say the top 10 in the Championship are pretty competitive. Sheffield United (playing one more game) took pole position last evening, being 3 goals up against Villa but Villa pulled 3 goals back in the last 8 minutes (plus extra time).

If they do go up, the next challenge would be to stay up. Since I moved to Norfolk I think they went up under Nigel Worthington (to be ended by a disastrous last game when Norwich gave up against Fulham) and under Paul Lambert.

It seems a long while since they had better stability up there. Their best seasons were in the early days of the Premiership. They did finish 3rd one year and the next, become the first English team to beat Bayern Munich on their ground in the UEFA cup but then things went wrong (and there were a few questions over the then chairman, Robert Chase and his spending policy/the clubs finances). I doubt we’ll see those days again.

As said before, on off following with me but I've often at least kept an eye on things.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 07 Feb 19 - 06:08 PM

Klopp had nothing to do with clearing the snow from the box. Out of his control and not urged by him. You can look it up.   

Pep was right about getting the best goal difference possible. Attempts in that direction would make for much better football.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 07 Feb 19 - 10:59 AM

Hi

Don't know why I posted " Etiad" ...I must be still messed up by losing my broadband .....of course I should have put Goodison.

Doh

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 07 Feb 19 - 09:28 AM

Hi

I have not been able to watch this week's matches due to a problem with my Broadband. I think the comments on refereeing are fairly common.

In my experience in playing Rugby ( both Union and League),and Cricket
Any bad decisions that tend to go to the top sides. In RU certainly their was quite a lot of politics involved as the refs were pressured to favour the top teams.

Regarding the current football situation the top 6 teams are in a tight scramble for the top positions . Any poor decisions become more important.

I was able to get to the Etiad to watch Man City comfortably beat Everton to enable them to ( temporarly ???) take top spot. Liverpool
have a game in hand to re-take the top.

I wonder what Clopp will try to take an advantage....don't think he will get away with clearing the pitch !!!!

Looking forward to both the rugby and football matches coming up. There are some mouthwatering ones as the European Championship matches start after the recent brake.


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