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maradara
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Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:19 am

he could pretend that it was really ronald. that they thought it would be funny if frank put his feet up on the beach while ronald wrecked the shop in london and they split the cheque

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Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:47 am

Palace have done some hatchet job on De Boer in the tabloids. All the journos have received the same "behind the scenes" briefing

‘The former Ajax and Inter boss was made aware of cliques in the squad who had been upset by him playing in training, something that baffled De Boer as, if anything, professionals should be motivated at being shown up by a retiree more than 10 years their senior in many cases rather than threatened by it.’

‘De Boer would pick balls out of the sky, swivel on the spot and then ping one into the top corner in front of the Palace squad. It was unnecessary and smacked of arrogance.’

‘Immediately some senior players turned against him, players who happened not to be in his plans, but De Boer’s biggest problem turned out to be that these players had the ear of the chairman who, in turn, ensured they weren’t sold. Damien Delaney was not in De Boer’s plans, who wanted him gone, but Parish did not want to sell or release a player who has formed a key part of the dressing room and club in general since being convinced not to retire by Dougie Freedman back in 2012. It created friction.

‘Martin Kelly was not deemed good enough and reacted badly while Joel Ward was deemed too slow to play at wing-back but failed to adapt to being a central defender. Delaney and Kelly were deemed only to be fringe players by the Dutchman but their displeasure with De Boer’s reign got back to Parish and fellow senior officials – which combined with his somewhat ‘cold’ manner, begin to paint a picture of trouble even very early in De Boer’s reign.’

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maradara
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Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:49 pm

not much of a hatchet job
your manager is better than you even though he's retired
people not good enough complained

they could have done better than that if they were looking to leave the blame with him. there's no way the club is laying all blame on him and walking away from it

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Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:01 pm

I'd heard yesterday that there were problems between him and Parish from the minute he was appointed, before he'd even taken a training session.
Parish has to take the wrap on the knuckles for it. Bizarre situation right from the start.

That bit above makes Delaney sound like a bit of a shit-stirrer too, if that's what the club are peddalling.

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Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:22 pm

maradara wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:49 pm
not much of a hatchet job
your manager is better than you even though he's retired
people not good enough complained

they could have done better than that if they were looking to leave the blame with him. there's no way the club is laying all blame on him and walking away from it
yeah De Boer doesnt come out bad from it imo, massive issues at the club

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Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:05 pm

‘De Boer would pick balls out of the sky, swivel on the spot and then ping one into the top corner'
Also, that doesn't sound very much like Frank De Boer, the player, that i remember.

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Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:48 pm

did Ronald turn up training with his brother maybe

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maradara
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Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:38 pm

hamstring for pogba?
just when we had a settled prem team and looked decent. he's been a big part

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Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:54 pm

That Utd team needs to be built around mkhitaryan, not Pogba.

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Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:25 pm

he's looked class, but can disappear for too long. pogba looks a different player with matic behind him. no big tests yet though

i'm getting screwed with streams here, and modbro only seems to skip for utd games

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Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:45 pm

Saul Niguez just missed a 91st minute 2 yard rebound to cost me €100. made me a little bit grumpy

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Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:14 am

Just picked up tickets to see Benfica v Basel in the Champions League. Hopefully Benfica will need to win it to get through to the next round or something. Looking forward to ticking the Estadio Da Luz off the list of massive stadia visited though

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Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:40 pm

Mon the Saints!
"How about I give you money, and you give me the doughnut. We do not have to bring ink and paper into this transaction"

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Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:14 pm

Kane is ridiculous!

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Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:41 am

Holy shit, Germany are pretty decent.

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Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:20 am

enemies/friends wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:41 am
Holy shit, Germany are pretty decent.
hard luck, but it doesn't really matter for yiz anyway. it's all about the draw now

c'mon the georgia
there's a chance a draw in wales will be enough for us to take second, but we're flirting with the bottom of the second places

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Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:32 am

Nah it didn't matter at all, and probably the biggest compliment Germany paid was the fact they took it very seriously. They were so so good. Kimmich and Kroos, unreal.

It's weird to be able to say you enjoyed losing 3-1 but Germany were that good. And to be fair NI actually played well enough. Better than they did in some of the games they won.

Check out Germany's goals if you get a chance though, 2 world class, one just class.

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Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:00 pm

We made Georgia look better than they are. Been a terrible 2017 for us
A win in Wales is what's needed

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Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:25 pm

been a fucking dire year. The qualifying started so well too, we were fucking flying. fuck it anyway. Thank god its only Moldova tonight cos this team is bloody awful, on paper anyway. we need a goalscorer, we need a lot actually but mostly a goalscorer, so fucking bad

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Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:15 am

it was painful to watch long. so short on confidence and just generally a bag of frustration. if ever a man needed a goal
delighted for murphy
guessing wes won't start in cardif after playing 80 min


georgia win in serbia, and we win in wales, and we top the group

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