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#1501 Hugemanskost

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:08 AM

I love deadline day.

Tonight I'm just going to stay in with a beer watching Sky Sports News. Can't wait.


What's deadline day like in the UK, Scottish? Is it bonkers in countries like Spain, Italy, Germany, France, too?

I wonder if it compares to trade deadline or July 1st in the NHL? Both national sports channels here in Canada devote day-long programs to both days.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:20 PM

What's deadline day like in the UK, Scottish? Is it bonkers in countries like Spain, Italy, Germany, France, too?

I wonder if it compares to trade deadline or July 1st in the NHL? Both national sports channels here in Canada devote day-long programs to both days.


It's comparable to the trade deadline and July 1st. Sky Sports has coverage of all the transfers for the whole day. It's not everyone's cup of tea but I love sitting back and watching it.

Also, I'm just going to say it. Celtic are going to beat Juventus. I can feel it ::D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wll77Z59-J8&sns=tw
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:36 PM

It's comparable to the trade deadline and July 1st. Sky Sports has coverage of all the transfers for the whole day. It's not everyone's cup of tea but I love sitting back and watching it.

Also, I'm just going to say it. Celtic are going to beat Juventus. I can feel it ::D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wll77Z59-J8&sns=tw


Do you have ducats, dude? I would Sooooooooooo love to be at Celtic Park on the 12th! Brings back memories of the 2001 match v Juve, eh?

Juventus are not the team they once were but, there are still a formidable foe. They will attack Hoops relentlessly and, I believe, Hoops defense and counter attack may be enough tactically to pull out a 2-1 home win. No away goals for Juve, and obviously, a couple of goals in a home win would be the bomb.

Go, Hoops!
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:45 AM

Biggest game in years and I can't get a ticket, because season ticket holders have either given them to their mates who haven't been anywhere near the place all year, or are selling them online for ridiculous amounts of money.

Oh well, pub it is. Come on you Bhoys in green!
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:43 AM

Biggest game in years and I can't get a ticket, because season ticket holders have either given them to their mates who haven't been anywhere near the place all year, or are selling them online for ridiculous amounts of money.

Oh well, pub it is. Come on you Bhoys in green!


Always wondered, if a guy in a rivals sweater walked in a pub and started cheering, would you guys chase em off?

Or is that a myth?
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:18 PM

Always wondered, if a guy in a rivals sweater walked in a pub and started cheering, would you guys chase em off?

Or is that a myth?


no myth, it just would not happen.........unless you have something seriously wrong with you, in the head I mean

they are not sweaters by the way, they are called shirts or tops here
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Posted Yesterday, 09:07 AM

It's not 7.5 per year, Kesler's at 5 million and Malhotra's at 2.5 million

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:22 PM

Always wondered, if a guy in a rivals sweater walked in a pub and started cheering, would you guys chase em off?

Or is that a myth?


Depends on the pub. It wouldn't happen though. You'd have to be pretty stupid to do that.

So disappointed. Mainly because I thought we were the better team for 80 minutes of the game. Harsh.

Also, Lichsteiner got away with murder. Repeatedly.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:39 PM

Depends on the pub. It wouldn't happen though. You'd have to be pretty stupid to do that.

So disappointed. Mainly because I thought we were the better team for 80 minutes of the game. Harsh.

Also, Lichsteiner got away with murder. Repeatedly.


sorry pal, pardon the pun but it was men against bhoys.....classic away performance from an Italian team, its exactly what I was afraid might happen. as for the carrying on at the corners, as long as its the same for both teams, Im ok with it. Instead of rolling around and complaining about it, Celtic should have given it back, then if the ref blows for a foul to Juventus, there is a cause for complaint.

The Ambrose decision backfired big time and Scott Brown was shown up for what he is too, other than that, I agree, Celtic were the better team but I cannot remember one save that Buffon made of any note, like I said, classic Italians, they have been doing it for years........
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Posted Yesterday, 09:07 AM

It's not 7.5 per year, Kesler's at 5 million and Malhotra's at 2.5 million

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:21 PM

ok, celtic need to let this go now, official complaint and dossier sent to UEFA......Lennon could turn in to Neil Warnock over this and it is embarrassing, pathetic
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Posted Yesterday, 09:07 AM

It's not 7.5 per year, Kesler's at 5 million and Malhotra's at 2.5 million

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:15 PM

ok, celtic need to let this go now, official complaint and dossier sent to UEFA......Lennon could turn in to Neil Warnock over this and it is embarrassing, pathetic


I think we all know it's not why they lost the game.

I do think they have a right to question why nothing was given though. Plant Hooper in front of Buffon again in Turin and see if the referee continues to let it go, even after the publicity it's been getting.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:51 PM

I absolutely love the F.A. Cup!

Arsenal done in by Championship club Blackburn Rovers was awesome! It was hilarious to see Wenger throw on Wilshere, Walcott and Corzola in panic to try to salvage a draw. No trophies, again, for Gunners. Could this be the last chapter in Wenger's Arsenal career? Could still win the Champions league, I guess? :lol:

Oldham owns Merseyside this campaign. Knocked out Reds last round and score a literal last-second-of-stoppage goal today against Everton to earn a draw and get a needed payday from revenues at Goodison next week.

Tomorrow, I say... Go, Leeds (v. City)! Go Huddersfield (v. Wigan)!

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:57 PM

It's hard being a gooner. I'd like to see Jurgen Klopp in charge when Arsene leaves (eventually) since Pep is going to Bayern next year.

Speaking of Bayern, interesting to see whether Arsenal will play another soft performance or properly bounce back. No Gervinho Arsene, please.
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:18 AM

Even though Oldham beat Liverpool in the last round I can't be mad at them. Hometown team taking on the Premiership, it's brilliant. The last minute goal to tie it into a replay was awesome. Hope they go all the way, especially with all the money troubles at the club, it'd help them financially the deeper they go into the competition.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:29 AM


Should Chelsea beat Middlesbrough in the FA Cup fifth-round match then face Man United or Reading away in the quarter-finals...

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:57 AM

I LOVE it when Blues lose, but I hate it almost as much when City wins.

Poor Captain Frank had a chance to change the game, after the Ba dive, with the penalty. Would have been his 200th goal for the club. No dice! Bahahaha! Great save by the much maligned Joe Hart. Mancini was still ripping him in his post game interview saying he has to be better. Is Mancini's time up?

Tevez' goal was a sweet strike, but, not as sweet as Rafael's in the ManU game yesterday.
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:43 PM

It's hard being a gooner. I'd like to see Jurgen Klopp in charge when Arsene leaves (eventually) since Pep is going to Bayern next year.

Speaking of Bayern, interesting to see whether Arsenal will play another soft performance or properly bounce back. No Gervinho Arsene, please.


Why Klopp should go to Arsenal?Dortmund has the stronger team right now.
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:06 PM

Why Klopp should go to Arsenal?Dortmund has the stronger team right now.


Too right. I can't see Klopp leaving Dortmund any time soon.
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:22 AM

Why Klopp should go to Arsenal?Dortmund has the stronger team right now.


I'm merely fantasizing. In regards to the unlikeliness of Klopp leaving in the near future, I also don't seem the board letting Wenger go. If anything, the board and Kroenke/Gazidis are more to blame than Wenger for their lack of ambition in the transfer market and overall strength of Arsenal.

North London Derby coming up. I'm nervous.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:13 AM



Good for him. Chelsea fans are pathetic.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:40 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzcVT6TN2Zg

Good for him. Chelsea fans are pathetic.


I wish Rafa was still with Reds.
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:33 AM

I wish Rafa was still with Reds.


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Posted Yesterday, 09:07 AM

It's not 7.5 per year, Kesler's at 5 million and Malhotra's at 2.5 million

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:45 AM

Chelsea fans at it again. Muppets.
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:05 AM

:lol:


I'm not sure what's so funny about wanting Rafa with Reds.

He has the 4th best winning % all-time at Liverpool... He won 4 trophies... And his 3 successors, Hodgson, Kenny and Rodgers, have not had a .500 season and have only 1 trophy between them.
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:38 PM

Great win by Reds today. Suarez could end up being EPL Player of the Year if he keeps up his pace. 21 goals leads van Persie by 2. Great team effort against a team they should thrash. I thought Coutinho looked great, too. Reina made 3 really nice reaction saves today to keep the clean sheet.

Europe is still a possibility.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:36 PM

I'm not sure what's so funny about wanting Rafa with Reds.

He has the 4th best winning % all-time at Liverpool... He won 4 trophies... And his 3 successors, Hodgson, Kenny and Rodgers, have not had a .500 season and have only 1 trophy between them.


2 words.......Xabi Alonso

Rafa is a clown, as a United fan, I too would love to see him back at Klanfield. If he is so good, why has he been out of work for so long? remind me, how long did he last at Inter........with a team that had just won the treble including the Champions League?
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Posted Yesterday, 09:07 AM

It's not 7.5 per year, Kesler's at 5 million and Malhotra's at 2.5 million

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:28 PM

2 words.......Xabi Alonso

Rafa is a clown, as a United fan, I too would love to see him back at Klanfield. If he is so good, why has he been out of work for so long? remind me, how long did he last at Inter........with a team that had just won the treble including the Champions League?


Not sure what exactly you are referring to, topbananas, except rumors of Xabi seeing things differently than Rafa. Benitez won a trophy at Inter and was still let go because they were in 6th in Serie "A". Sounds Abramovich-like, to me.

Not saying he is the best in the world, dude. There are many, however, who are a whole lot worse. Chelsea might do better, but, with who? Their last 2 guys shouldn't have even been sacked.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:02 PM

Bananas gonna bananas

Don't pay too much attention to what he says.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:21 AM

Not sure what exactly you are referring to, topbananas, except rumors of Xabi seeing things differently than Rafa. Benitez won a trophy at Inter and was still let go because they were in 6th in Serie "A". Sounds Abramovich-like, to me.

Not saying he is the best in the world, dude. There are many, however, who are a whole lot worse. Chelsea might do better, but, with who? Their last 2 guys shouldn't have even been sacked.


I just meant that when Alonso left, Liverpool (and Rafa) went downhill, fast. All my Mrs's family are from Liverpool and are Liverpool fans, 2 of her brothers are season ticket holders and they will tell you the exact same thing.

I agree, there are managers who are way worse than Rafa that have, or have had, top jobs but (imo) Rafa is over-rated. That said, they way he has been treated at Chelsea is nothing short of a disgrace, he does not deserve that, but thats Chelsea for you, worst club in Europe from top to bottom. They are never going to attract a top top manager now, the fact they really thought they would get Guardiola is unbelievable.
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Posted Yesterday, 09:07 AM

It's not 7.5 per year, Kesler's at 5 million and Malhotra's at 2.5 million

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:27 AM

I just meant that when Alonso left, Liverpool (and Rafa) went downhill, fast. All my Mrs's family are from Liverpool and are Liverpool fans, 2 of her brothers are season ticket holders and they will tell you the exact same thing.

I agree, there are managers who are way worse than Rafa that have, or have had, top jobs but (imo) Rafa is over-rated. That said, they way he has been treated at Chelsea is nothing short of a disgrace, he does not deserve that, but thats Chelsea for you, worst club in Europe from top to bottom. They are never going to attract a top top manager now, the fact they really thought they would get Guardiola is unbelievable.


Amen.
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:43 AM

no myth, it just would not happen.........unless you have something seriously wrong with you, in the head I mean

they are not sweaters by the way, they are called shirts or tops here


I walked all the way through 20.000 + Celtic fans outside Hampden before the '87-88 United v Celtic Cup Final on a lovely sunny afternoon with my Dundee United scarf on (although my mate wouldn't come with me :-) We had parked at the wrong end.

Why? Because I couldnt be bothered going all the way round the other side and this was the shortest way to the United end.

Nothing happened, just as I figured, other than a few "drunken tubes" singing "spot the loony"

In '64-65 me and my 2 mates stood in the middle of the Celtic end with our Dunfermline scarfs on before it was all seated at a game attended by 108, 000 but we moved to the other end at half time..........again nothing happened, just a few arguments when we scored ...........but we lost 3-2 (one of their goals shouldn't have been allowed but the OF used to get away with murder, even then) That was my first of 8 Cup Finals.


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