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#1321 Scottish⑦Canuck

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:42 PM

Here's the question now, Scottish... Bank it and work on debt or make a signing or two? Debt was around $7M in February. Would you pay it off?

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Debt will be paid off with the Ki sale for the most part. There should be room for a few additions in the next couple of days. I saw us being linked with Del Piero earlier. Old, but he's still got it.

Could Celtic FC have received a worse draw than they did for CL Group Play? Holy sh!t! :shock:

Barca? Benfica? Moscow Spartak? Can you say, "Group Of Death"? Maybe Man City or Juve from Pot C might have been worse, but, my God!

Still... Go, Hoops!

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Could've been worse, could've been better. I think we could sneak 3rd place. Don't think we'll qualify, but you never know. Miracles happen.
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 01:59 PM

Sooooooooo, so lucky to be going through. Trying to play keep-ball for 90 minutes doesn't work very often, as we just saw. An absolute garbage match by Liverpool with a non-garbage squad.

If not for some heroics by Suarez, it's extra time and then, who knows? Absolute howler by Reina. Barely touched the ball all match and then fumbles it over the line. At least he didn't knock it on, eh?

Play like this against Arsenal at the weekend and they'll get slaughtered.

Turn the page and move on...

Newcastle through to next stage, too.

Carroll signs season long loan with West Ham who will cover his 80 000 pound / week salary, no doubt.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:30 PM

doh.. have the newcastle game on right now.. well... I guess I expected them to progress anyway. Too bad in the hearts game, yeah that was rank keeping by pepe. I always go for the Scotland clubs in europe for obvious reasons. Kenny called up for Scotland next month so I hope it gets em going for the caps. I wonder if Forster is gonna get the callup for england.
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:38 PM

doh.. have the newcastle game on right now.. well... I guess I expected them to progress anyway. Too bad in the hearts game, yeah that was rank keeping by pepe. I always go for the Scotland clubs in europe for obvious reasons. Kenny called up for Scotland next month so I hope it gets em going for the caps. I wonder if Forster is gonna get the callup for england.


Sorry, bobb. Didn't mean to "spill the beans", dude.

I cheer for the Scottish Clubs, too, especially Celtic. I got into the Hoops when I played for Dunbar Stongs in Vancouver. Our kit was the same as their seconds at the time... Green and Black vertical stripes. Henrik Larsson is my favorite all time Celtic player. Hope Kenny uses his call up as motivation to help the 'Caps playoff run.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:53 PM

Tough draw for Chelsea, got a bad feeling about this one. With the transfer deadline, need to make a push to get one more striker to go forth with the league and Champions League as I'am not sold on Torres having turned a corner and carrying the entire load. Here are my predictions for the CL Group Stage of 1-2 finish:

Group A: Porto, PSG
Group B: Schalke, Arsenal
Group C: Milan, Zenit
Group D: Real Madrid, Manchester City
Group E: Juventus, Chelsea
Group F: Bayern, Lille
Group G, Barcelona, Spartak Moscow
Group H: Manchester United, Galatasaray
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:04 PM

Garbage Bolton put on a huge price tag for Lee. Now you've got a 10 million guy wasting away in the second tier. He re-signed with them right before relegation.

Can anyone explain why players would do that?
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:43 AM

Nice draw for United, but im not getting as excited as I did last year....
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 02:26 AM

Garbage Bolton put on a huge price tag for Lee. Now you've got a 10 million guy wasting away in the second tier. He re-signed with them right before relegation.

Can anyone explain why players would do that?

Job security I'd imagine - he'd just come off a career-threatening injury, and probably had a good deal on the table. He's quite a player so, after getting fit and dominating the Championship, he'll get considerable interest in him.

And after the Dingles got 15m for Fletcher, I think 10m for Lee is a bargain!
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:48 AM

QOTD: Can Dembele and Sigurdsson replace VDV and Modric?

Edited by Alain Vigneault, 31 August 2012 - 07:54 AM.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:53 PM

QOTD: Can Dembele and Sigurdsson replace VDV and Modric?

More than replace, they're two better players in my book.

Chelsea getting ripped to shreds by Falcao :lol:
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:39 PM

I should definitely issue a Q every now and then. Others feel free to do so as well.
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 02:42 PM

Job security I'd imagine - he'd just come off a career-threatening injury, and probably had a good deal on the table. He's quite a player so, after getting fit and dominating the Championship, he'll get considerable interest in him.

And after the Dingles got £15m for Fletcher, I think £10m for Lee is a bargain!


But isn't today the deadline for transfers?
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:22 AM

Baggies 2-0 over Everton in the Battle Of Surprises to start the year.

Might Olssen be the best Centre Back in the EPL?

Great result.

Dembele scores in his Spurs debut. Nice addition. Carroll looked OK at West Ham, as well.

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#1334 Azzy Mahmood

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 11:05 AM

Great result for Albion. We have made some incredible moves this window - Foster, Yacob, Lukaku, El Ghanassy - and we have our best start to a top flight season in 34 years, despite playing 3 Top 8 teams :)

My parents are quite good friends with Jonas Olsson - they went out for dinner last week - and we know both how good he is, and how lucky we are to have him. But he's in thelast year of his deal, and Harry wanted him at Spurs before he got sacked...Jonas will move on sooner rather than later, and to a good club.

Boing boing :lol:
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#1335 Azzy Mahmood

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 11:06 AM

But isn't today the deadline for transfers?

It was, but I don't understand why you mention it. My point stands regardless?
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:51 PM

Can Sir Alex please make a mistake once in a while just to show that he's human?
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:07 AM

I see everyone else finds the international break boring as well...

What do you guys think of Owen to Stoke? I doubt he'll ever start a game, maybe get half a dozen sub apps, but I think he won't make any impact there.
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:39 PM

I see everyone else finds the international break boring as well...

What do you guys think of Owen to Stoke? I doubt he'll ever start a game, maybe get half a dozen sub apps, but I think he won't make any impact there.


I like the International Break if its Qualifiers being played. Friendlies? Not so much.

Too many players ahead of Owen on the City squad... Crouchy, Walters, Jones... Where does he slot in. I agree, Azzy. He'll sub in a few times but won't start regularly, for sure.

Strange signing.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:31 PM

I see everyone else finds the international break boring as well...

What do you guys think of Owen to Stoke? I doubt he'll ever start a game, maybe get half a dozen sub apps, but I think he won't make any impact there.


At this point, it's all about the pay cheque for Michael Owen. Whether it's to feed his gambling habits or payoff the gambling debts
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#1340 Azzy Mahmood

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:50 PM

At this point, it's all about the pay cheque for Michael Owen. Whether it's to feed his gambling habits or payoff the gambling debts

haha, that was my first thought! At least this time he's not spouted the 'i can still do a job for England' rubbish :lol:
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:33 AM

My typically over ambitious bets for this evening. (Emphasis on over ambitious)

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 02:55 PM

Israel and Italy... God damn it!
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:11 AM

Israel and Italy... God damn it!

Sorry bout that :lol:

I once did a 35-team accumulator, 1 stake for a 4,500 win - and my only chicken up was Portugal throwing away a 2-0 lead to Kazakhstan/Azerbaijan :(

Poor result for Scotland today. Levein needs to swallow his ego and make peace with Fletcher.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:26 AM

Sorry bout that :lol:

I once did a 35-team accumulator, £1 stake for a £4,500 win - and my only chicken up was Portugal throwing away a 2-0 lead to Kazakhstan/Azerbaijan :(

Poor result for Scotland today. Levein needs to swallow his ego and make peace with Fletcher.


I've had so many accumulator losses because of one team. Arsenal are always my coupon killers so I just stopped betting on them altogether.

Levein's a moron. We won't qualify with that muppet in charge.

On a lighter note, got my Benfica ticket through today. Bought the three game package so I'll be off to all the home games ::D High up in the upper tier but I'm just glad to be going.
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:25 PM

Where is everyone?

Honestly, I go away for 6 days and this thread turns into a ghost town.... typical :lol:
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 01:29 PM

It was just me here, and with our hammering at Fulham, I thought silence was the best option :lol:

Celtic were even worse on Saturday though. Truly awful. I think Scottish football allround is having a tough time of it.
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 01:38 PM

It was just me here, and with our hammering at Fulham, I thought silence was the best option :lol:

Celtic were even worse on Saturday though. Truly awful. I think Scottish football allround is having a tough time of it.


Yeah. Disgraceful. Play like that on Wednesday and we'll get a hammering.

The players obviously think they'll walk the SPL (which they should, but they shouldn't be taking anything for granted), so Lennon better do his job and get them motivated. Injuries are piling up too though.

Looking forward to the Dortmund game tomorrow night. Hopefully a win. Anything less and I think they'll struggle to qualify.

Also, come on Newcastle. Stuck a tenner on them to win tonight at 5-1. Thought they were decent odds.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 01:48 PM

Bollocks....
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 01:50 PM

Yessss. Come on.

Well... that's that. No more bets for a while.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:33 PM

Weidenfeller's saved our skin a couple of times already.
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