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Post #510121  Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:22 pm 
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I cried me a river :22cry:
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You alright mate. You read such devastating news like this and you just realise how unfair the world is. One thing is certain, the reformed and remodelled Mourinho will still never accept the blame for anything.


Still crying :42laughter:

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Post #510122  Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:29 pm 
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The way Jota and Jiminez counter attack! :love4:

Not to mention Traore on the right he’s like the flash and the juggernaut in one. There’s a team set up to counter. Really interesting next few years for them because I think the perceived wisdom is you need to dominate possession to succeed at the top.

Great entertainment for neutrals. A bit like we used to be.

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Post #510123  Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:39 pm 
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I don't like losing. Not at all. And I like a good moan when we do.

However I do not give the arse of a rat about the poxy Europa Cup, and I never have. I rate it lower than the League Cup, whatever that's called this week. In my view it is a pointless waste of time and energy.

Personally, I am quite content that we're out of it.


Except that is a fairly ridiculous view to hold given the winner of the Europa League qualifies or the CL so it is patently higher than the League Cup.


Let me expand a bit, GF. Last season, two of the teams we played were called Vorskla Poltava and Qarabag FK (aka Carrier-Bag). Without looking them up, do you know which city or country – or even continent - those teams represent? Good luck to them because, like us, they were also-rans in their leagues, as were the 200+ other participant clubs. However I have no desire to watch such games and judging by the half-empty stadium, nor did a lot of other supporters. Nonetheless, I have to pay for my seats as part of the season ticket package. I literally could not give away those tickets and that's the very definition of worthless - just like the competition.


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I care about the Europa for a few reasons, most obvious but also it would do this club a great deal of good to lift a trophy and better yet, a European trophy. Even the 'lowly' Europa Cup.

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"According to the computer, Arsenal would miss out on European football as they would finish ninth on the league table."

We are 10th now. So, we pass Burnley? :42laughter:
Lets see how this all plays out.

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Yeah he’s off his meds at the moment


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Pablo Mari plays. No sign of Aubameyang and Lacazette on the bench.................


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Post #510128  Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:21 pm 
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DHD wrote:
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Except that is a fairly ridiculous view to hold given the winner of the Europa League qualifies or the CL so it is patently higher than the League Cup.


Let me expand a bit, GF. Last season, two of the teams we played were called Vorskla Poltava and Qarabag FK (aka Carrier-Bag). Without looking them up, do you know which city or country – or even continent - those teams represent? Good luck to them because, like us, they were also-rans in their leagues, as were the 200+ other participant clubs. However I have no desire to watch such games and judging by the half-empty stadium, nor did a lot of other supporters. Nonetheless, I have to pay for my seats as part of the season ticket package. I literally could not give away those tickets and that's the very definition of worthless - just like the competition.

Actually Qarabag FK have dominated their league since 2013

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Let me expand a bit, GF. Last season, two of the teams we played were called Vorskla Poltava and Qarabag FK (aka Carrier-Bag). Without looking them up, do you know which city or country – or even continent - those teams represent? Good luck to them because, like us, they were also-rans in their leagues, as were the 200+ other participant clubs. However I have no desire to watch such games and judging by the half-empty stadium, nor did a lot of other supporters. Nonetheless, I have to pay for my seats as part of the season ticket package. I literally could not give away those tickets and that's the very definition of worthless - just like the competition.

Actually Qarabag FK have dominated their league since 2013



You’ve clearly googled that, you old faker. No human would know that.


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'Human' is in question.

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Actually Qarabag FK have dominated their league since 2013



You’ve clearly googled that, you old faker. No human would know that.

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DHD wrote:
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Actually Qarabag FK have dominated their league since 2013



You’ve clearly googled that, you old faker. No human would know that.


I did. And I knew Poltava as well being a football nerd.

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Sigh. Here we go again. So far it’s another limp, slow, ineffective, boring performance by us.

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Gunfire wrote:
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You’ve clearly googled that, you old faker. No human would know that.


I did. And I knew Poltava as well being a football nerd.


To you, GF.

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Post #510135  Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:27 pm 
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Luiz wouldn't make a bad holding center mid. I question his legs but he might do a job there.

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No movement at all in the team. We struggle to find someone even from a throw, and when we play it short at the back there is no movement up forward meaning the person in possession has limited or no options. Dire

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Well that was out of keeping with the tedium so far. Nice one Sokratis.

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Post #510138  Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:35 pm 
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Brilliant goal from Sokartis

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Post #510139  Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:35 pm 
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Good goal.

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Well done Sok!

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Post #510141  Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:43 pm 
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DHD wrote:
Good goal.

Mike Dean is a bona fide, brucellosis accredited, kennel club regulated *%^@.



He does not favour us, ever

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Good goal, lovely cross and even better finish from Sokratis. Up until then far too slow and too many touches and not getting the ball quickly enough to the wide men. Nelson and Martinelli have the beating of their man but they aren’t getting it quickly enough.

Mike Dean, what more is there to say about him. The booking of Guendouzi is a joke, he stopped him taking the free kick twice so Guendouzi rather sarcastically makes a show of placing the ball so it is still and takes the free kick. That pricks Dean’s ego so he books him. Is that dissent? Then a Pompey player gets away with no booking for the most cynical trip on Ceballos.
I think Dean thrives on the complaints players make to his decisions, the more complaints the more ill keep giving free kicks against you and not giving you anything. I don’t think Dean is a home ref, that would mean he’s weak, and he’s the opposite of weak, he refs exactly how he wants.
It did feel like the smallest touch was a free kick for them but as they were seen as the aggressive pressing team they were seemingly allowed to get away with a lot more touch tight marking.


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But as soon as I hear them carrying on about - greatest team of all time - I lose my cool somewhat.


Not all of them are arrogant, but most rank up there with MU fans.

You mean like these comments. They should have gone 2 seasons undefeated apparently.

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I was about to say Nelson needs to produce more the moment he crossed for the goal. I think he has some really good qualities just seems to show them in very small cameos without imposing himself. Like he’s playing within himself a bit



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Saw this on Twitter:
Mike Dean booking someone for over the top gesticulating is the height of irony


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Good goal, lovely cross and even better finish from Sokratis. Up until then far too slow and too many touches and not getting the ball quickly enough to the wide men. Nelson and Martinelli have the beating of their man but they aren’t getting it quickly enough.

Mike Dean, what more is there to say about him. The booking of Guendouzi is a joke, he stopped him taking the free kick twice so Guendouzi rather sarcastically makes a show of placing the ball so it is still and takes the free kick. That pricks Dean’s ego so he books him. Is that dissent? Then a Pompey player gets away with no booking for the most cynical trip on Ceballos.
I think Dean thrives on the complaints players make to his decisions, the more complaints the more ill keep giving free kicks against you and not giving you anything. I don’t think Dean is a home ref, that would mean he’s weak, and he’s the opposite of weak, he refs exactly how he wants.
It did feel like the smallest touch was a free kick for them but as they were seen as the aggressive pressing team they were seemingly allowed to get away with a lot more touch tight marking.

Your comments on Dean are spot on.

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I think people need to get away from the ‘win the ball’ argument for overly aggressive tackles. The tackle on Torreira was a scissor follow through with excessive force, just because he won the ball first doesn’t mean it can’t be punished. The rules are there to protect players, players have a responsibility to each other even after they win the ball. Far too many players in the English game see a 70/30 tackle as an opportunity to give their opponent a damn good whack sure in the knowledge that winning the ball will save them any punishment


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Super goal. Nelson, finished off by Nketiah. Nice.

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Qualideeee....


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Well done reiss


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Eddie 2-0
Great play from Nelson. As I said at half time, get the ball to him quicker and get him 1v1 with a bit of space behind and he’s miles to quick for the full back. Just breezed last him and put in a good ball


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Lovely cross, sweet finish :53big-emoticons:


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An AG esque goal. Not the best game we have had but I will take the goals.

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That should be that.

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Jeez that was a sharp finish. Using the other leg at the very last moment when I thought the chance was gone. A lot more life and getting some decent balls across in this half. So basically most of these players were not good enough the other night. At least they are trying.

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Mari is a ‘project’.


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Mari is a ‘project’.

I like the look of him.


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DHD wrote:
Mari is a ‘project’.

It’s encouraging that he is vocally organising his fellow defenders.

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