The Footie Thread 2014/15

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Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:05 pm

They would tend to lean that way, yes.

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Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:56 pm

Fred__Elliott wrote:are linfield a protestant club?
to put it mildly, they'd be quite loyal also.

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Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:25 pm

Just in time for the marches
Great craic to be had

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Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:03 am

If you could go to one of the following games, which would you pick?

Ajax v Feyenoord
Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid (at either stadium but probably the Bernabeu)
Juventus v Torino
Dortmund v Anyone (Schalke for their derby maybe)

Is my da's 65th birthday this summer so thinking of taking him to one of the big European derbies or rivalries so any others anyone has been to that are decent would also be considered

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Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:07 am

For me, Madrid or Dortmund. Suppose you got to consider the city for the trip too though

If you could make the Dortmund one vs Schalke or Bayern, you'd be in good shape

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Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:26 am

Madrid is probably the favourite so far, direct flights and all.

Was reading up on Ajax Feyenoord and it seems they don't allow away fans now which would probably dilute it a little.

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Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:29 am

Even though I'm a Barca fan, the Bernabeu is a quality stadium for a match and Madrid is a great city to visit.

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Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:08 am

If anyone saw the brawl in the Chinese League, instigated by Oscar hoofing the ball at two players, he's after getting an 8 match ban.

Kinda ridiculous how harsh that is, considering the ball was in play for both kicks. Sure they were deliberate, but don't even remotely compare to a dirty tackle. He's getting punished so harshly for everyone else's behaviour afterwards



I don't know why I feel so passionate about an incident in the Chinese League

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Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:25 pm

He's past history doing it as well, I remember he smashed the ball into an opposing players face twice. think it was Charlie Adam. I remember Anderson doing it as a well a few times for Utd

I personally think its brilliant, it's completely legal if the ball is in play, dont see how he could be punished for it

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Fred__Elliott wrote:He's past history doing it as well, I remember he smashed the ball into an opposing players face twice. think it was Charlie Adam. I remember Anderson doing it as a well a few times for Utd

I personally think its brilliant, it's completely legal if the ball is in play, dont see how he could be punished for it
He could have killed the lad. It was a disgraceful act

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Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:18 pm

I think it's allowed if it's Charlie Adam though

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Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:44 pm

maradara wrote:I think it's allowed if it's Charlie Adam though
Absolutely

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Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:24 pm

seen reports we were going to sign Matic for between £10m - £20m and didnt want him

Guardian reporting were now signing him for £40m while Chelsea will replace him with Bakayoko for £40m :|

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Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:56 pm

He's a solid Jose player, type he wants/needs. I think he's a great signing for yiz
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Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:55 am

Is he really all that much better than Schneiderlein though? He had one great season under Mourinho, yes, but hasn't really reached that level since.

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Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:20 am

dwayne wrote:Is he really all that much better than Schneiderlein though? He had one great season under Mourinho, yes, but hasn't really reached that level since.
This is the thing, I don't understand selling Schneiderlinn in January to buy Matic for £40m in the summer. He is not a better player, probably just more physical. I always thought that Schneiderlinn was the natural successor to Carrick. I think if LvG had stuck with him more in his first season we'd have gotten 4th, he strikes me as the kind of player who needs to be playing regularly.

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Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:31 pm

Fred__Elliott wrote:
dwayne wrote:Is he really all that much better than Schneiderlein though? He had one great season under Mourinho, yes, but hasn't really reached that level since.
This is the thing, I don't understand selling Schneiderlinn in January to buy Matic for £40m in the summer. He is not a better player, probably just more physical. I always thought that Schneiderlinn was the natural successor to Carrick. I think if LvG had stuck with him more in his first season we'd have gotten 4th, he strikes me as the kind of player who needs to be playing regularly.
Please, please buy Matic.

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Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:52 pm

Fairly dirt portugal and Chilie game

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Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:27 pm

Lacazette is a great signing for Arsenal if his form transfers to the PL

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Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:21 pm

I've seen a lot of moaning but I think its a good signing. Since van Persie went we haven't signed anyone close to Lacazettes level.

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