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Title: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on March 15, 2010, 08:24 am
Alright so I don't know how many footie fans we have here, but hopefully enough. If it's just me and Gale we'll probably still manage to keep the thread afloat.

I am going to kickstart the thread by naming MY WORLD CUP 23 for this summer. All of you should do likewise, for whatever heathen country you happen to be unfortunate enough to live in. If you live somewhere that won't be playing in the world cup, may I be the first to say holy shit your country sucks worse than New Zealand.

ENGLAND'S WORLD CUP 23

Goalkeepers:
Rob Green
Joe Hart
Paul Robinson

Defenders:
Ashley Cole
Leighton Baines
Rio Ferdinand
John Terry
Joleon Lescott
Wes Brown
Glen Johnson

Midfielders:
Steven Gerrard
Frank Lampard
Gareth Barry
Shaun Wright-Phillips
Aaron Lennon
Ashley Young
James Milner
Theo Walcott

Strikers:
Wayne Rooney
Peter Crouch
Jermain Defoe
Darren Bent
Bobby Zamora (CONTROVERSIAL)

This squad is built around two different tactics I would play if I was managing England come South Africa (yeah I'm getting way too into this, fuck you).

4-4-2:

GK - Rob Green
LB - Ashley Cole
CB - Rio Ferdinand
CB - John Terry
RB - Wes Brown
LM (free roaming) - Steven Gerrard
CM (creative role) - Frank Lampard
CM (holding role) - Gareth Barry
RW - Aaron Lennon
ST - Wayne Rooney
ST - Peter Crouch

With Ashley Cole pushing forward from left-back Gerrard has more freedom to roam. On the right of defence Wes Brown plays more of a holding role and so Lennon is restricted to the wing, which is where he plays best. Crouch and Rooney play together in a fairly typical strike partnership, Rooney having more creative and positional freedom than Crouch. This is pretty similar to Capello's ideal line-up, I think, with the exception that he'd probably swap out Heskey for Crouch or play Rooney as a lone striker, and maybe drop Lennon from the wing.

4-5-1/4-3-3:

GK - Rob Green
LB - Ashley Cole
CB - Rio Ferdinand
CB - John Terry
RB - Glen Johnson
CM (holding role) - Gareth Barry
CM - Frank Lampard
AM (playing off Rooney) - Steven Gerrard
LM/LW - Ashley Young
RM/RW - Aaron Lennon
ST - Wayne Rooney

There are so many decent attacking wingers in the squad it's easy to shift from the 4-4-2 to this formation, with attacking wingers and a solid midfield, Gerrard playing shadow striker behind Rooney. If you started with this formation, the potential to pull off Lennon and Young after 60 minutes and replace them with Walcott and Wright-Phillips - thus giving the opposition full-backs, knackered after an hour of chasing two nippy buggers, a couple of completely fresh nippy buggers to deal with - puts the opposing team and manager in something of a bind.



Well, that was a waste of half an hour. Can you do better?


(fixed typo)


Title: Re: FOOTBALL
Post by: oball on March 15, 2010, 08:32 am
Quote from: Melancholic Goat
If you live somewhere that won't be playing in the world cup, may I be the first to say holy shit your country sucks worse than New Zealand.

Man.  Sucks to be you, Canada.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL
Post by: raknade on March 15, 2010, 09:03 am
Fuck you, Thierry Henry.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL
Post by: Lukeington on March 15, 2010, 09:17 am
Quote from: Melancholic Goat
If you live somewhere that won't be playing in the world cup, may I be the first to say holy shit your country sucks worse than New Zealand.

Man.  Sucks to be you, Canada.

oh yeah well, uh how did New Zealand do in HOCKEY? or anyone else for that matter huh? Yeah.
screw s----r  anyways who needs it. hmph.

WE DO NOT USE THE S WORD IN HERE


Title: Re: FOOTBALL
Post by: ElPolloDiablo on March 15, 2010, 11:40 am
I am pretty pleased with America's chances to get out of the group stage. We may not be able to beat England (I don't think we've beaten them in 60 years), but Slovenia and Algeria shouldn't be too large of problem so long as we don't see any lapses in discipline that the US seems to enjoy.

I'm not expecting a confederations cup result, but it will be nice to see us not last in the group.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL
Post by: Mr Gale on March 15, 2010, 12:00 pm
Here is my DEFINITIVE 23 man England squad.

(On the assumption everyone on the list is fit and have had some games by them and realising Beckham is now totally out and hoping Ashley makes a comeback)

Goalkeepers:
Joe Hart
Rob Green
Paul Robinson

Defenders:
Ashley Cole
Leighton Baines
Rio Ferdinand
John Terry
Joleon Lescott
Wes Brown
Glen Johnson

Midfielders:
Steven Gerrard
Frank Lampard
Gareth Barry
Stewart Downing
Aaron Lennon
Ashley Young
James Milner
Theo Walcott
Joe Cole

Strikers:
Wayne Rooney
Peter Crouch
Jermain Defoe
Darren Bent

My go to 4-4-2  would be

GK - Hart
LB - Cole
CB - Terry
CB - Ferdinand
RB - Lescott
LM - Gerrard (free roaming)
CM - Lampard (creative)
CM - Barry (holding)
RM/Winger - Lennon
ST - Rooney
ST - Crouch

I think with Harts amazing season, and the lack of experienced people with similar form it would be worth a gamble on him. I think Lescott could be a good RB, with the appropriate instructions to not risk everything on attacking runs. Otherwise its pretty much in the accepted mould of how we play, only with Crouch over Heskey... I know Crouch is terrible in the air and the role of a striking partner will be to mostly set up Rooney, but I cant seriously think its a good idea to play Heskey on the strength of his backing up Rooney skills when the man cant score.

If you are going to build the team around rooney, bring up wingers and play Rooney up front with service, dont involve Heskey.

You could throw on Walcott for Lennon if his attacking runs arent playing out.

I threw Downing in, because I think he would be the best person to replace Gerrard in that free left role if he was injured (given that Cole hasnt had much play this season.) Might be my boro bias, I guess Milner is an option for that as well.

I also built my squad up with the notion you could (similar to Goats options) switch to an attacking mid option built around Rooney, but im not going to lay that out as well, as my footie nerdness is already running pretty high.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL
Post by: Mr Gale on March 15, 2010, 12:03 pm
As for WC predictions. We win our group, go out in the semis to probable eventual winners and at some point Rooney breaks his leg or gets red carded giving us all something to complain about.

Brazil or Spain for the win and demonstrating the real class football. African nations to do unexpectedly well, getting out of groups and everything. Australia to bomb as bad as NZ will, America I think have what it takes to get out of our group but probably no further than that.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on March 15, 2010, 12:04 pm
Football is stupid and dumb and it makes me sad to be Norwegian.

That being said, I hope England do well this summer. I also hope Denmark totally embarrass themselves, because fuck those guys.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Tim on March 15, 2010, 02:59 pm
Both your squads suck dick.

Goalkeeper:  Robert Green, Joe Hart,  David James.

Hart is probably in the best form of those but Green edges him out because he's had more international experience.

Defenders: Glen Johnson, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, Ashley Cole, Wes Brown, Matthew Upson, Joleon Lescott, Leighton Baines.

If the injured ones don't recover I'd like Shawcross. Micah Richard would probably work too.

Midfielders: Aaron Lennon,  Frank Lampard, Gareth Barry, Steven Gerrard, Michael Carrick, James Milner, Joe Cole, Shaun Wright-Phillips.

How did you both overlook Carrick? He definitely gets into my team. Lennon is first choice if fit, I'm not a fan of Wright-Phillips but I'll take him over Walcott. Downing would be my replacement if any of these are unfit.

Forwards: ROONEY, Emile Heskey, Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch (only just).

I'm not really keen on Crouch but he's got experience and he's scored a few so I guess he deserves his place. Darren Bent SHOULD have been given a chance, but Capello didn't let him and now it's really too late. The same is true of Zamora (who I'd be inclined to refuse a slot) and Agbonlahor (who I would like to give a slot to). Heskey has to start, that's how this team works.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on March 15, 2010, 11:47 pm
Canada's technically a dominion of Englandistan, so here's my WC23 for yous:

GK: Green, James, Hart

I'd love to see Hart start, but he simply lacks experience. Going to have to be Green to start.

Defenders: Johnson, Ferdinand, Terry, Ashley Cole (if he recovers), Baines, Lescott, Brown

I'm not a big fan of Brown, but then again, Micah Richards hasn't justified his place in the team. If Cole is still injured, I'd throw in Upson and play either Baines or Lescott on the left.

Midfield: Lennon, Lampard, Gerrard, Milner, Barry, Carrick, Joe Cole, Wright-Phillips, Downing

I don't think Walcott deserves to be in the squad this year. Ever since his hat trick against Croatia, his form has been so-so. He's still got time to force his way into the line-up in the future though (maybe as an out-and-out striker?).

Wright-Phillips' form has always been erratic; hopefully it'll return in SA. Finally, I hope Lennon is fit, but if he isn't, I'd maybe go with Ashley Young.

Forwards: Rooney, Rooney, Rooney, Rooney

If human cloning hasn't been perfected by June, however, I'll take Defoe, Bent and Agbonlahor instead. Capello, however, will go with Defoe, Crouch, and Heskey.


My 4-4-2, from right to left

Green

Brown, Terry, Ferdinand, Cole/Baines

Lennon/SWP, Barry, Lampard, Gerrard

Rooney Defoe


Possible 4-4-1-1 (?)


Green

Brown, Terry, Ferdinand, Cole/Baines

Lennon/SWP, Barry, Lampard, Milner

Gerrard

Rooney


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on March 16, 2010, 08:44 am
This just in: Heskey can suck my nuts.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Tim on March 16, 2010, 12:14 pm
(http://www.bbc.co.uk/home/features/d/content/images/2010/03/16/chelsea_intermilan2_getty_626x260.jpg)



Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on March 16, 2010, 12:37 pm
I'd like to make my formal prediction for the title the team that doesn't get paired with another English side in the quarterfinals. Failing that happening, Arsenal, because fuck United and Chelsea.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Tim on March 16, 2010, 12:57 pm
My only excuse is that I don't have photoshop
(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/2081/ancemurino.jpg)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on March 16, 2010, 01:49 pm
A terrifying excuse.

Also, what it is about Steven Gerrard? He repeatedly gets away with the kind of diving that would brand any non-English player a petulant foreigner, he gets away with punching a guy for using a jukebox on the basis that he is famous, he gets away with flicking the Vs at the ref last week, and now elbowing Michael Brown in the head is no big deal. While Terry gets publicly pulled through the mud over an extended period for having an affair (and various more minor misdemeanours).

What the fuck, England? What is it about Scouse thugs that makes them so irresistible?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on March 16, 2010, 03:37 pm
Also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyZ7TfC5shU

What a hunk.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on March 16, 2010, 05:20 pm
"Everybody knows Mourinho doesn't lose at Stamford Bridge. My record is unbeatable." - Jose Mourinho

No kidding.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on March 17, 2010, 10:31 am
ahahahahahaha (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8572727.stm)

Terry has the worst PR agent in history. "Alright, John, we need to deflect attention from your terrible hair and tendency to fuck women who aren't your wife. Have you considered driving over a dude's leg then just driving off?"


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on March 17, 2010, 06:44 pm
Not the best time to go on a break.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: oball on March 17, 2010, 06:55 pm
What's the difference between John Terry and deputy security manager Steve Rowley?

John Terry got his leg over Vanessa Perroncel, while Steve Rowley got his leg under Terry's car, possibly sustaining a serious injury!  Ha ha!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Karlski on March 18, 2010, 08:32 am
Not a good time to lose one's habit of looking both ways before crossing the street!

ha!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on March 18, 2010, 08:48 am
So apparently Terry's going to visit the guy in hospital. What's the bet he trips over someone's life support machine cable, yanking it out of the wall, in the process knocking over a trolley full of scalpels and thus decapitating a child cancer patient?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on March 18, 2010, 09:19 am
i have a fiver on just that happening at William Hill.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: raknade on March 20, 2010, 05:54 pm
Commentator on Match of the Day, on Hull v Portsmouth: "It's all gone Archbishop Desmond... 2-2".


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on March 21, 2010, 05:01 am
My hometown club looks likely to get wound up. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/f/forest_green_rovers/8578097.stm)

This is pretty sad. It's hard to feel sympathy for clubs like Leeds or Portsmouth (significantly easier to feel sorry for the supporters), where sustainable but competitive spending could easily have been achieved if the board's eyes weren't bigger than their stomach. But for a little club like Forest Green, there's no question of spending beyond their means, it's just the means have all dried up. Nailsworth is a small town and the surrounding towns and villages aren't any bigger, and with the majority of the population unemployed or working low-paying jobs, recent financial troubles mean the turnstiles just aren't turning anymore.

Without someone just straight-up giving them the money, I can't see how they'll get together the £100 000 they need for wages, let alone the other £200 000 their creditors want.

Here you go, Terry, a chance to do a bit of good PR work for yourself. Hand over a week's wages and I'll take back (almost) everything bad I said about you.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Nicol on March 21, 2010, 04:56 pm
Go derby!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on March 21, 2010, 06:16 pm
DERBY DERBY DERBY

OI OI OI

DERBY

OI

DERBY

OI

DERBY DERBY DERBY

OI OI OI


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on March 22, 2010, 04:02 am
Double post for two reasons.

#1, from Chris Charles' review of the week: "Mourinho hit the headlines, Eto'o hit the winner and John Terry hit a pedestrian as Chelsea's bid for Champions League glory ended in failure yet again."

Brilliant.

#2: Avram Grant has again claimed that "the wrong decision was made" against Portsmouth in docking them nine points for going into administration. Is the man an idiot? Is he not aware of Premier League rules? Or does he somehow think that spending way beyond your means to win trophies is fine and if it backfires they should be bailed out, no questions asked? I mean the guy wasn't even involed in setting Pompey up for their current fall, but he acts like it's a personal slight against him and his family.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Otis P Jivefunk on March 22, 2010, 06:25 pm
I think Grant's complaints are harmless chunterings to please Pompey fans - he must know the rules even if he doesn't agree with them.  No one is really going to pay much attention to him about this, but it seems to make him feel better.

Of far greater recent interest is P.Diddy's rumoured connection to bankrupt Crystal Palace. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8574824.stm)  I hope to the dickens that he buys that club because  I can't see it being anything other than entertaining.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: oball on March 22, 2010, 06:27 pm
Would he rename it Cristal Palace?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on March 23, 2010, 08:30 am
He would rename them the Crystal Palace Puff Diddies and they would play entirely in bling.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on March 23, 2010, 11:41 am
Also, in other news

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/n/newcastle_united/8582320.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/n/newcastle_united/8582320.stm)

Newcastle be fucking crazy, yo.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on March 23, 2010, 04:38 pm
Well, Wolves are looking pretty good to stay up now. Getting very close to being three-horses racing to stay out of two spots with the Hammers, Hull and Burnley.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on March 23, 2010, 04:54 pm
I think I predicted Hull, Burnley and Portsmouth to go down, back when we were doing our start of the season predictions.

So that will happen.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Vlad on March 24, 2010, 11:27 am
My World Cup 23:

Goalies:
Paul Robinson
Robert Green
Joe Hart

Defenders:
Rio Ferdinand
John Terry
Ryan Shawcross
Wes Brown
Ashley Cole
Joleon Lescott
Leighton Baines

Midfielders:
Steven Gerrard
Frank Lampard
Shaun Wright-Phillips
Aaron Lennon
Ashley Young
Gareth Barry
Theo Walcott
Matthew Etherington (Realistically this won't happen, so Joe Cole)

Attackers
Wayne Rooney
Peter Crouch
Jermain Defoe
Darren Bent
Gabriel Agbonlahor


As for who I think will get relegated: Pompey, Hull and Burnley/West Ham.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Tim on March 24, 2010, 09:28 pm
Gale, I assumed you were bullshitting so I went through the thread and found your prediction (you were banned for the first 17 pages so it took a while to get to). Most of it is really accurate:
Quote
Man U or Chelsea for the title, Liverpool havent got a sniff.. no depth, a great first team (a little less great now alonso has gone) but no one to step in when Gerrard and/or Torres arent fit/available to actually win games. Manchester will play duller football and Chelsea will probably be better but mess it up somewhere near the end and Mancs take it.

Man City will do a lot better, but in the sense they actually win a game away from home now and again, I expect a lot of uneven games and bizzare results. End up in the UEFA cup spot sort of area, but just. Bought some good players, but not many world class people which will get them fifth (or higher!) like some are predicting.

Top 4 to stay the top 4 yet again.

5th will be fought out between Villa, Everton and maybe Spurs. I was going to back Spurs for a suprise revival this season under Redknapp, but then there biggest signing was Crouch so I am cooling off on being that bold, but maybe.

Burnley definitely to go down, probably Hull and Portsmouth as well. I could see Wolves surviving, not a great team but Stoke has shown us if you've got a bit of pace and can make your home a fortress thats all it takes to stay up.



Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on March 25, 2010, 12:09 am
I am a predicting (and being banned) machine.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on March 25, 2010, 12:18 am
You are the best at banned, that's for sure.

Well, other than fermun.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on March 25, 2010, 12:21 am
I am also a love machine.

(I wont work for nobody but you.)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Tim on March 26, 2010, 01:35 pm
(http://wwwimg.bbc.co.uk/feedengine/homepage/images/sport/_47543591_zola282_146x110.jpg)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on March 26, 2010, 05:46 pm
(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/47543000/jpg/_47543672_zola226x282.jpg)

Dude looks like an orc.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on March 26, 2010, 10:12 pm
I always thought he looked like Ben Stiller aged by 20 years.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Otis P Jivefunk on March 27, 2010, 03:39 pm
I hope he leaves.  Gianfranco's just too lovely to be at West Ham, mainly because West Ham are a team of cunts owned by cunts and supported by cunts.  And the Ferdinand brothers began their slack lipped careers there.  I hope he leaves and moves to Chelsea.  Then maybe people will start liking us just a little bit.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on March 27, 2010, 03:42 pm
The new West Ham owners are definitely really going for Cunts of the century awards.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on March 28, 2010, 06:17 am
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y93/mgoat/_47547969_franklampard.jpg?t=1269775036)

Lampard takes over Chelsea's all-time gurning record.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on March 28, 2010, 12:19 pm
BBC's headline for Liverpool's 3-0 defeat of Sunderland: "Torres double deflates Sunderland"

Love it.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Bingo Fent on March 29, 2010, 03:41 am
For fuck's sake Torres what the fuck kind of pass is thHOLY FUCKING PISS WHAT A FUCKING STRIKE.

Good to see Liverpool playing again. A couple of games too late, but there we go.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Tim on March 29, 2010, 10:23 am
Who gives a fuck about Liverpool, all I care about is Gerrard playing well again.

Gerrard back in form, Lampard in excellent form, COME ON WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO WIN THE WORLD CUP YOU GUYS!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Otis P Jivefunk on March 29, 2010, 12:52 pm
I wouldn't be so sure.  Have you seen the Sun's leading story today Tim?  They won't let me link it but I've copied it here for you.



Foot Fractures Fracture Fractious England's Fragile Football Fancies
by Paul Jiggins



England's World Cup dream is in tatters after a freak training ground accident has left most of the first team fit only for the Physio's table.

During a team-bonding exercise, which took the form of an impromptu Hokey-Cokey dance, disaster struck the England team as they put the left leg in.  As their legs extended, crews working overhead to fix a broken floodlight suddenly lost control of one of the huge bulbs, causing it to drop right on the ends of the England teams' harmoniously extended legs, shattering their metatarsals as surely as John Terry shattered his vows of fidelity.

"At the end of the day, I dunno what happened", England's midfield maestro Frank Lampard, 49, said.  "One moment we were putting the left let in and shaking it all about, and the next, we're on the floor, broken glass all around us and most of us have gone and broken our metatarsals.  It's pretty bad timing."

"It's like this bad luck just fell out of the sky." Lampard continued, before adding, "but you know, at the end of the day, we've got to just go out there, give it our all and hopefully we'll come away with the three points".

This is not the first time an England World Cup preparation has hit the rocks due to injury problems.  Wonderkid Wayne Rooney's metatarsal broke before the last campaign in Germany, and David Beckham sustained an injury before the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea.  And of course, Rio Ferdinand received a terrific beating from the entire squad after his 'You've Been Merked' TV show was aired, making him seem even more of a slack-lipped retard than was previously realised.

The timing of the latest injury outbreak, however, is the worst of all.  "I dunno what we're going to do", self-proclaimed dullest man in history Gary Barry told no one in particular.  "One minute we're all full of confidence, the next, we've got fifteen players out for ten weeks."  The injury crisis has the normally terrifically dull Barry turning to religion and hoping for a miracle.  "I just prayed to Jimmy Hill that he can find time in between admiring his chin and telling people about Fulham and that he can try and get our boys back up off the Physio's table and onto the pitch."  Barry looked momentarily uncomfortable, before hurriedly adding, "but yeah, well, we've just got to go out there, give a hundred and ten percent and win it for the gaffer and for the fans."

The news of England's ill fortune had their World Cup opponents laughing up their sleeves.  Or in the case of the Algerians, their camel-herding robes.  "We've been celebrating with water and goat-meat all night", Algerian centreback al-Amotpot said.  "Every game at the World Cup is always going to be tough, but it might be a little easier now the English team are about as match-fit as Vanessa Feltz."  he added with a swarthy chuckle, before adding, "but yeah, it's a game of two halves, and at the end of the day it's eleven against eleven and you never know, on the day, anyfing can happen so we've just got to go out there and give it our all and with a bit of luck we might just leave wth thre three points."

 


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on March 29, 2010, 04:59 pm
Premier League predictor time: (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_prem/predictor/default.stm)

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii105/codespyder/table.jpg)

Key results:

Man Utd 3 - 1 Chelsea
Tottenham 3 - 3 Man City
Man City 3 - 2 Man Utd
Liverpool 1 - 3 Chelsea
Tottenham 3 - 2 Arsenal
Man City 2 - 1 Aston Villa
Arsenal 3 - 0 Man City
Tottenham 1 - 2 Man Utd

and a load of other rubbish. It's a goddamn crapshoot anyway.

Chelsea will suffer at Old Trafford, I think, which makes all the difference in the world. Arsenal will have a late surge, but the damage was done when they blew it against Chelsea, Man Utd, and Man City earlier in the year.

Liverpool will win all their easy games, as will Tottenham, but Tottenham should fair better given their strength in depth. City will struggle against Arsenal and United, and to be honest, the Spurs-City match can go either way. Villa will have a tough time staying in the hunt for 4th, methinks.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on March 30, 2010, 03:45 pm
So, is this that England curse I've been hearing about, then?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on March 30, 2010, 03:50 pm
The best players are always injured or fighting injury (so unfit.)

I didnt watch the match, but the ticker says hes come down on his ankle and its his foot thats generally the problem. Waiting on word now, but hopefully its just a sprained ankle.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on March 31, 2010, 04:58 pm
The Barca-Arsenal match was devoid of all logic. Barca gave one of the greatest displays of passing football I had ever seen, and still managed to draw. I am just baffled.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on March 31, 2010, 05:25 pm
It was awesome to watch, though. It must have been Barca 75 percent possession and Arsenal still made their chances count.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on April 01, 2010, 02:00 am
The penalty was dubious but how it was a red card is totally incomprehensible to me. Does "sort of the last man in a crowded peanlty area in an even challenge between two players" count as denying a clear scoring opportunity now?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Tim on April 01, 2010, 09:50 pm
Well, if it was an even challenge then it wouldn't have been a penalty. Given that the referee decided Puyol had committed a foul, and that foul took place while Fabregas was shooting, he had no choice but to send him off. It doesn't matter how crowded the box was, Fabs was shooting when he was tackled, therefore it was a clear scoring opportunity.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on April 03, 2010, 06:00 am
Berbatov in "giving up footie to become a sallow junkie" shocker:
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y93/mgoat/_47579028_berbatov_get.jpg?t=1270292337)

Drogba, however, just wants to make love to kill you:
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y93/mgoat/_47579029_drogba_get.jpg?t=1270292337)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on April 03, 2010, 10:23 am
Dear Mr Bent of Sunderland


LEARN HOW TO FUCKING TAKE PENALTIES.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on April 03, 2010, 11:43 am
City just scored 3 in like 5 minutes. Poor Burley, you are so terrible.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on April 03, 2010, 12:31 pm
Fucking hell. I missed the first 4 goals because I couldn't get a good stream.

I'm going to MOTD this bitch like it ain't no thang.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Otis P Jivefunk on April 06, 2010, 05:42 am
A bit of classic Chris Kamara here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8gKmQ6Hrro&feature=youtu.be)



Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: raknade on April 06, 2010, 02:29 pm
Holy fucking Lionel Messi, it's not even half time.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on April 07, 2010, 03:56 pm
I didn't think the second leg at Old Trafford could possibly be better to watch than the first leg. And for the first 40 minutes, I stood by it. But my god, what a sweet strike from Robben.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on April 08, 2010, 04:03 pm
I know, no one really cares about Europa League but FOUR ONE! WOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I got nervous when Benfica scored, thinking this would be a typical "Oh hey guys we are winning let's let the other team back in the match and fuck everything up!" match, but then Fernando Torres struck again. Lovely!

Also, MrGale doesn't know much about European football:
< MrGale> I actually dont want benfica to win, as much as i hate liverpool, turkey is an awful place and their fans are cunts


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on April 08, 2010, 04:09 pm
I was totally being ironic. Any suggestions I thought Pool were playing Beskitas are totally unfounded.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on April 11, 2010, 12:52 pm
Jesus, what do you think the odds are for Pompey taking home the Cup now?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on April 11, 2010, 01:05 pm
We got whupped. Whupped in extra time by Portsmouth.

It's almost bad enough to use a sad smiley.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on April 11, 2010, 01:32 pm
:D


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on April 16, 2010, 04:35 am
So Liverpool's up for sale. Does this mean Benitez might actually be held to account for being shit?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on April 16, 2010, 10:55 am
Arent big spanish clubs still all hot for him? I guess they just dont follow the EPL.

I would kind of like ManU and Pool to be sold to people who will actually invest in them not use them as debt farms, as much as I dislike the big teams dominate thing, I dont want the general quality to slip to make it end. I wouldnt be against having those German rules of debt control in England.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on April 16, 2010, 11:18 am
On the one hand I agree, but on the other hand the German league sucks (Bayern beating Man Utd excepted).


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on April 17, 2010, 09:39 am
I don't know how many times I've said it this year, but I fucking hate those sucker-punching red scum.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on April 17, 2010, 12:03 pm
They've done Spurs a favour today, and now we're leading at Chelsea!

Can it last?

No, no it can't.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on April 17, 2010, 01:29 pm
YIDS!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on April 17, 2010, 03:19 pm
What a day.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: subbero on April 18, 2010, 01:30 pm
Arsenal are an absolutely hilarious football team


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on April 18, 2010, 03:05 pm
Its Leagueset-Weekend.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on April 19, 2010, 02:48 am
Chelsea to drop points at Liverpool and Man United to clinch it! Hopefully Pompey can embarass Chelsea in the FA Cup too. Oh, and Liverpool finish 7th and are beaten in the Europa final by Fulham.

THIS WILL ALL HAPPEN


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on April 19, 2010, 10:07 am
If United clinch a fourth title, I hate to think what more Gary Neville will do to his players. (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs465.snc3/25555_668640317409_12802670_37645402_1078331_n.jpg)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Raconteur on April 25, 2010, 09:34 am
Heineken organise a fake poetry/classical music event at the same time as the AC Milan vs Real Madrid game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Cy9C5-y4w


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on April 25, 2010, 10:40 pm
So, the PFA thinks Rooney is the best player, but not the best young player, even though he is the same age as the guy that won it. That is silly.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on April 26, 2010, 02:26 am
The way I see it Best Player is a superior award to Best Young Player, so you aren't going to win both.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on April 26, 2010, 02:26 am
Well, you aren't going to win either. I meant Rooney.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Tim on April 26, 2010, 03:20 am
Ronaldo and Andy Gray did.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on April 26, 2010, 03:26 am
More like Andy Gay.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: raknade on April 28, 2010, 05:06 pm
Well, a fantastic display of defending football is a hell of a lot more boring than most other fantastic displays.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on May 02, 2010, 11:23 am
And then there were two. Villa and Liverpool are both mathematically out of the running for 4th place, so we can finally put that debate to rest.

Now it's City v Spurs on Wednesday. I think this will be the most exciting and nerve-wracking game of the season.



I refuse to bet on my own team, but what result would you guys put money on? I'm thinking City 2 - Spurs 1.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on May 02, 2010, 12:00 pm
It is going to be a hell of a clash. I also would predict a narrow man city win, though maybe a bit more high scoring than that... but I wouldnt bet on any result, seems like it could go either way.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on May 11, 2010, 12:21 pm
England Squad (preliminary)!

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), David James (Portsmouth), Robert Green (West Ham).

Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Jamie Carragher (Liverpool), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Michael Dawson (Tottenham), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Ledley King (Tottenham), John Terry (Chelsea), Matthew Upson (West Ham), Stephen Warnock (Aston Villa).

Midfielders: Gareth Barry (Manchester City), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Joe Cole (Chelsea), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham), Adam Johnson (Manchester City), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham), James Milner (Aston Villa), Scott Parker (West Ham), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Manchester City).

Forwards: Darren Bent (Sunderland), Peter Crouch (Tottenham), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham), Emile Heskey (Aston Villa), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United).


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on May 11, 2010, 01:13 pm
A good turn out from Spurs there.

Let's hope they don't decide they'd rather come home early and spend the summer on the beach.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on May 11, 2010, 02:05 pm
Yeah, good Spurs showing. Carragher seems like a good steady hand and I think Bent deserved a call on his season, but probably would only get an important game if Rooney has broke an ankle. Sad to see Heskey hasnt broken an ankle, but I guess he has barely played, so how would he?

Im kind of suprised Johnson got the call all the papers predicted. He is good enough and all, he was the best player at Boro post Downing. But i'm not sure what he brings to a squad that Downing doesnt, but without the experience. In a couple of years im sure he'll be a mainstay though, so we'll see.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: BStiff on May 11, 2010, 06:09 pm
The U.S. have also released their preliminary roster, which I must say, I'm quite excited about. Although, I wish Davies' was in shape to make the cup this year. Also, I have no idea how Altidore got the nod, he didn't show much promise this year.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton)

DEFENDERS (9): Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Jay DeMerit (Watford), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan), Heath Pearce (FC Dallas), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United)

MIDFIELDERS
(12): DaMarcus Beasley (Rangers), Alejandro Bedoya (Örebro), Michael Bradley (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Ricardo Clark (Eintracht Frankfurt), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Benny Feilhaber (Aarhus), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), José Torres (Pachuca)

FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (Villarreal), Edson Buddle (Los Angeles Galaxy), Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake), Herculez Gomez (Puebla), Eddie Johnson (Aris Thessaloniki)



Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on May 12, 2010, 04:04 am
Altidore? More like AltiBORE.

Really though, he sucks.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on May 12, 2010, 08:00 am
He is lazy, like a black Le Tissier without any talent. Not much like Le Tissier really. But seriously, is there a better option than Altidore? This is a real question because I have no idea who Buddle, Ching, or Findley are, and I've only heard of Gomez because I was USA manager in Footie Manager (in which game he sucks a thousand asses).

Also, why is Donovan listed as a midfielder? Does he play midfield for Galaxy? I've certainly only seen him play up front for USA and Everton.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on May 12, 2010, 08:01 am
Also, Nottingham Forest, hilarious! Kind of annoyed that Mixmaster Campbell scored more goals in 25 minutes than he did in the two months he spent at Derby, though. We have developed a knack of taking average-quality strikers and momentarily turning them into shitty strikers. See also Kenny Miller.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: BStiff on May 12, 2010, 10:46 am
I think they actually have Donovan listed as an "attacking midfielder" or something similar to that. Some sort of mid/forward hybrid, but I guess it works.

Honestly, we don't have many good strikers on the team, hopefully they can pull something out of their ass.

Goals among strikers for 09 season
Brian Ching - 9
Robbie Findley - 12
Jozy Altidore - 1
Edson Buddle*- 15
Eddie Johnson - 2
Herculez Gomez - 10
*Buddle already has 9 goals in 8 games with the Galaxy this year.

So yeah, those are the forwards playing for the U.S. this year. Like I was saying, I don't know how Altidore got in on that one. He hasn't scored more than 1 goal a season for the past three years.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Tim on May 12, 2010, 11:08 am
That's brilliant. Argentina average 30 goals a striker, England average 20 goals a striker, USA get just over 8.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on May 12, 2010, 11:34 am
Quote from: Wikipedia
On April 16, 2009, Altidore underwent minor surgery on an injured toenail that required more than a month of recovery, resulting in him never making an appearance for Xerez.

I find that absurdly hilarious for some reason.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on May 19, 2010, 06:28 am
Villa's gone to Barca, (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/8691888.stm) Fabs could well be next. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/arsenal/8690067.stm)

Because Barcelona really need an injection of quality.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Tim on May 19, 2010, 07:55 am
Yeah you make that joke but the Catalan media will be serious in criticising Guardiola. Their big signing was a flop and they didn't retain the Champion's League, and Real Madrid came very close to beating them in La Liga. Now, don't get me wrong, these aren't criticisms some normal person would make since Barcelona are still the best in the world. But their media is crazy as all fuck.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on May 19, 2010, 08:03 am
I think the media in any country which is half-decent at a sport is mental with regards to that sport.

I will reassert my earlier proposal from irc, that Wenger should swap Fabs for Ibra + Yaya Toure. While Fabs is great and only going to get better, creative midfielders are perhaps the only thing Arsenal have in abundance: centre forwards and defensive midfielders not so much. Not that this is a deal that is likely to happen, but in Footie Man this is totally what I'd do.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on May 19, 2010, 10:00 am
But if they swap Fabregas for Ibrahimovic and Toure, they'll have to pay a hell of a lot more in wages, won't they? I mean, yeah Fabregas earns a gajillion pounds a month, but Ibra makes something like 50% more. Maybe that's one of the reasons why the Arsenal board hasn't sanctioned the move just yet?

Just speculatin' here. I wouldn't make such a move in Footie Manager, but then again I suck massive balls at it, so I'm probably clutching at straws.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Tim on May 19, 2010, 02:22 pm
In Footie Manager you'd probably be best swapping him plus cash for Carlton Cole.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on May 19, 2010, 10:47 pm
HEY, IT COULD WORK. YOU NEVER KNOW, MAN.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on May 21, 2010, 10:31 am
Oh shit! (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/p/portsmouth/8696625.stm)

And they might well give it to him as well, seeing as it'd be a good way to keep him playing for the club in the Championship next season.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on May 21, 2010, 12:38 pm
I'll bet his first practice will be held at a hairdresser's place.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on May 21, 2010, 03:15 pm
I'm pretty sure he wouldn't hold a practice at a hairdresser's place, dude. That would just be silly.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on May 21, 2010, 03:38 pm
Ha.

HA.


Yeah you're right.


What about all this talk of Mourinho leaving Inter after the season? Think he'll still leave if he loses the Final?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: raknade on May 22, 2010, 07:58 am
Yeah, Mourinho's as good as gone. He's said enough times that he doesn't like Italian football, Italian football doesn't like him and he prefers AC Milan anyway. He'll win the CL, hang out at Real until Alex Ferguson retires and then take over at Man U.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on May 23, 2010, 03:23 am
I don't know whether to be happy or angry about the final. As much as I hate Inter (and Italian football in general), I am so incredibly gay for Mourinho. Please, please get that man back to the PL. Please.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on May 23, 2010, 04:04 am
As soon as Fergie retires he'll be in like a shot.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on May 23, 2010, 10:16 am
Well, given the Mancs current debt farming owners, I assume he'd wait for a change in ownership so he could actually buy some players.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on June 01, 2010, 10:10 am
England's final 23:

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, David James, Robert Green.

Defenders: Jamie Carragher, Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand, Glen Johnson, Ledley King, John Terry, Matthew Upson, Stephen Warnock

Midfielders: Gareth Barry, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Aaron Lennon, James Milner, Shaun Wright-Phillips.

Forwards: Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe, Emile Heskey, Wayne Rooney


On their way to the beach: Leighton Baines, Michael Dawson, Tom Huddlestone, Scott Parker, Adam Johnson, Theo Walcott, Darren Bent.


Shame. I thought Dawson would have been in ahead of King, and Adam Johnson ahead of Wright-Phillips. I think leaving out Walcott was the right choice though. He just hasn't been consistent enough at club level to justify a call up.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on June 01, 2010, 10:15 am
I would have thought Johnson or Walcott would add more to a team than SWP and with Bents season replacing him with less reliable Defoe doesnt seem entirely fair. I am glad to see Cole get in at that last though.

SWP aside, its pretty much as expected though. Roll on Ameriyanks.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on June 02, 2010, 06:07 am
ohhh shiiiiiit (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/arsenal/8717785.stm)

If the rumours about Rooney turn out to have anything to them as well, I might just fuck England off and move to Spain.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on June 03, 2010, 10:15 am
goodbyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/l/liverpool/8719210.stm)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on June 03, 2010, 12:32 pm
Its pretty much sell or slide for Liverpool now, if someone isnt willing to take them on and throw a chunk of money in for expanding the squad I expect them to gradually become midtable also-rans.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: raknade on June 04, 2010, 09:55 am
Drogba (most likely) and Rio Ferdinand are both out of the World Cup.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on June 04, 2010, 10:09 am
Quote
The 31-year-old centre-back had a scan after hurting his left knee following a challenge with Emile Heskey during Friday's first training session.

Heskey is taking his downfall of England role a bit too seriously.

To be honest, Ferdinand is probably not the deal-breaking loss all the English expect. I will wait for Rooney to be hit by an anvil tomorrow before I start sulking.



Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on June 04, 2010, 12:18 pm
Look on the bright side: at least Heskey will start breaking the knees of opposing defenders soon.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: raknade on June 04, 2010, 01:02 pm
Only the ones on the opposite bench though.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on July 07, 2010, 12:57 pm
Hilarious. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/8797183.stm) Always good to see arrogant chairmen pegged back, after his "we WILL sign Fabregas" bluster of the past couple months.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on July 07, 2010, 01:07 pm
At first glance, I thought the editor just played a Barca-version of Mad-Libs using an old article on Portsmouth.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on July 07, 2010, 02:01 pm
What is it with Spanish teams and being complete dickheads when it comes to transfers?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on July 07, 2010, 02:58 pm
They're Spanish.

They're great when it comes to porking northern european female tourists, shite when it comes to managing transitional change.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on November 02, 2010, 03:16 am
Inter coach Rafael Benitez talks of "priests" and "mountains of sugar" as he hits back at his Liverpool successor Roy Hodgson. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/9147570.stm)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on November 02, 2010, 07:54 am
"White liquid in a bottle has to be milk."

I think the Spanish are missing out some real possibilities.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: raknade on November 18, 2010, 07:30 am
FIFA Goal of the Year nominees (http://www.fifa.com/ballondor/puskasaward/).

Quote
The final list has been drawn up using the following criteria: aesthetics; the importance of the match; the absence of luck or an opposition mistake as a factor making the goal possible; fair play; and the date, with only goals scored between 1 January and 15 October 2010 counting.

I vote for that Swedish guy, I think. Or maybe the last one because it's pretty great, but it would also be funny if the best goal of a year with a World Cup came from Japanese women's football. I feel like Van Bronckhorst's goal shouldn't be there, under the fair play criterion, since he only gets the ball when someone else poleaxes the opposition. Hell of a strike though.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: subbero on November 18, 2010, 07:58 am
Matty Burrows, for he is the only man ever to score a spinning backheel volley lob. Also felt that some of the goals weren't all that. I mean I know Tshabalala's goal was a great moment and all but was it really better than this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsCbXu5it6Y

Plus they didn't even pick the best Messi goal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv4cZ34B0F0


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on November 18, 2010, 05:33 pm
Robben's pick wasn't even his best of the season either. I'd argue the volley against Man Utd was better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx16iOUQn8A


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on November 29, 2010, 08:30 pm
Anyone else watch the classico? Usually when 2 top of the world teams play a much vaunted hate-derby, you can expect the dullest and most anti climatic game of all time. Way to defy trends, Spanish.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on November 29, 2010, 09:03 pm
I watched about 10 minutes of it during the second half between classes. It was already 4-0 at the time and I don't think Real Madrid touched the ball once during that time.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: raknade on January 16, 2011, 03:21 pm
Fantasy football new wildcard week. I get Fabregas, Drogba and Nani in, none of them do anything. Thank God I had Tevez as captain.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on February 01, 2011, 12:01 am
So, I was out last night and didnt get to see most of the deadline day drama (beyond people texting me the 2 boro signings).. I like that Torres going for 50m is totally overshadowed by the fact Liverpool think Carroll is a better signing that David Villa or Tevez or Dzeko, oh Liverpool, you crazy.

So thats Chelsea and Liverpool dropping 70m and 50m respectively, United and Arsenal dont bother of course. United because debt presumably, Arsenal because of... I dont know, Wengers youth rearing skill pride? With Dzeko coming to City, im actually looking forward to the shifting dynamics. And I actually hope Torres (in a team where he doesnt have to have every injury pain injected to fuck so he can still play, constantly reinjuring himself) can get back to his old form, just to see a bit of class like the days gone by from him.

And that Newcastle now stop being good and come join us in mediocre town.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: subbero on February 01, 2011, 06:31 am
Selling Carroll is just about the best piece of business Newcastle have ever done, it makes a change from our usual level transfer dealings (I'm looking at you Luque).

We've coped fine when he's been injured and I think Best or Lovenkrands will be able to fill the gap until the end of the season. My worry is that Mike Ashley will sell in the summer and we won't see a penny of it, that or we go and get relegated. If we do get to spend it on transfers then good riddance, he wanted to leave anyway and we can easily get in quality with that kind of money.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on February 01, 2011, 07:36 am
If they stay up (which outside of my fevered dreams, I imagine they will) selling Carroll for that insane amount is a great piece of business even so last minute you couldnt buy any strong replacement. But yeah, you have to factor in "the going into Ashleys pocket" factor and if it will ever come back out.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on February 03, 2011, 07:21 am
Suarez is clearly the BEST PURCHASE EVER.

Also, I like Meireles.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on February 05, 2011, 11:58 am
In EPL news - One trillion goals scored today breaking the one day record, MOTD may last forever tonight requiring a new channel to be created for the rest of BBC content and we still have a game to go.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on February 05, 2011, 06:00 pm
Two. Don't forget the clash of the titans that is West Ham United - Birmingham City. That's the one to watch tomorrow.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on February 05, 2011, 11:58 pm
Yeah, I meant "one more game to go to add to the goals scored today, to increase the record further" and while it wasnt goaltastic it did stop the Mancs from being unbeaten forever, so thats always good.

Nobody could forget today is the great HamMidland show off. And some other teams I think, I forget, as they havent done much lately of interest probably.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on February 06, 2011, 01:02 pm
Oh Chelsea. Not only do you give Liverpool 50 million quid, but you also give them three points.

Dalglish didn't even play Suarez. Liverpool look like they're starting to grind out results like, er, Chelsea.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on February 12, 2011, 10:12 am
I need a stiff drink. And I need a crowbar to break Rooney's legs with.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on April 23, 2011, 11:02 am
YYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on May 08, 2011, 12:18 pm
Hey Steelfan - hahahaha.

This is all.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: raknade on May 23, 2011, 02:30 am
(http://i56.tinypic.com/14njrl2.png)

199 point victory yeeaaahhhh.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on August 13, 2011, 12:13 pm
CAR. ROLL. YEAH.

WHAT IS HE GOOD FOR? ABSOLUTELY NOTHIN'


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: raknade on August 15, 2011, 03:51 pm
Bloody hell Aguero. Time to recruit him for the ol' fantasy team.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on August 15, 2011, 09:11 pm
I bought him, then heard he was going to be on the bench, and changed him for Rooney at the last minute.

I will now commit suicide. 


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: raknade on August 16, 2011, 03:07 am
Who was the admin of last year's DM fantasy league? Has it been revived for this season?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on August 16, 2011, 12:41 pm
I dont think we have one, so I set one up.

Code to join this league: 504980-407420


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on August 16, 2011, 06:03 pm
@1:05 - Gary Neville make an attempt at humourous banter with Roberto Mancini, fails miserably.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7GmE78CQJ0


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on August 23, 2011, 06:19 pm
hahaha steelfan (http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/european/wilshere-faces-weeks-on-sidelines-as-arsenal-also-finally-lose-nasri-2342624.html)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: raknade on August 28, 2011, 09:32 am
Bloody hell Aguero Dzeko. Time to recruit him for the ol' fantasy team.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on August 28, 2011, 12:05 pm
Being an Arsenal fan must be SO EMBARASSING right now.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on August 28, 2011, 01:19 pm
SO embarassing.

I quite liked this tweet on the BBC sport ticker

Quote
"Average age of today"s starting 11s: Man Utd 23 v Arsenal 23.6. Quality youth vs Average youth. The Arsenal myth exposed. Case Closed."


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on August 28, 2011, 04:05 pm
I got rid of Aguero for Rooney before the season started, only to have Aguero score 2 and assist 1. So I swap Rooney for Aguero and fucker goes off and scores a hat trick.


I hate fantasy football.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: raknade on August 28, 2011, 05:41 pm
I switched my captain from Rooney to Suarez on Saturday morning. But I did have Rooney and Young, so it's not all bad.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on September 27, 2011, 10:03 pm
Hey Tevez: go fuck yourself


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on October 23, 2011, 10:44 am
(http://i51.tinypic.com/2zxnux1.jpg)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on December 02, 2011, 01:03 pm
Group A
Poland
Greece
Russia
Czech Republic

Group B - GRUPO DE LA MUERTE
Netherlands
Denmark
Germany
Portugal

Group C
Spain
Italy
Republic of Ireland
Croatia

Group D
Ukraine
Sweden
France
England


Euro 2012 is going to be fucking awesome.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: subbero on December 02, 2011, 01:09 pm
Group A is such bullshit.

Also I think I need to make a bet on England going out in the group stages


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on December 02, 2011, 03:04 pm
I wouldn't take that bet, as they're such cack nowaday that France and Sweden are a shoo-in.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on December 02, 2011, 04:10 pm
I have it on good authority that this time football really IS coming home, so you guys can relax.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on December 02, 2011, 07:29 pm
There is no greater argument for a against the odds England victory streak than 3 LIONS A SHIRT


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on December 02, 2011, 07:58 pm
SOMETHING ABOUT JULES RIMET this joke is dead to me


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on December 02, 2011, 09:48 pm
I always thought that was "jewels remain still gleaming" as a kid, as some sort of oddly placed reference to the crown jewels being in good condition leading us to victory.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on December 02, 2011, 10:01 pm
Mr Gale does not know anything about football.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: subbero on December 03, 2011, 01:28 pm
I wouldn't take that bet, as they're such cack nowaday that France and Sweden are a shoo-in.

Don't write off Ukraine, France aren't exactly at their best and Ukraine are hosting.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on December 03, 2011, 03:25 pm
Then there's a good chance of England being last in their group.

I weep.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on December 04, 2011, 05:00 am
Yeah France are in good shape compared to 2 years ago, and Ukraine are hosting. It's going to be a gritty battle with Sweden for 3rd.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on December 04, 2011, 12:47 pm
I am pretty happy to get a competitive group, its a lot less embarrassing to collapse against teams that can actually play football.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on December 07, 2011, 07:37 pm
LOL Manchester football


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: subbero on December 08, 2011, 12:17 am
Watching the Man U game was a truly special experience


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on December 08, 2011, 12:22 pm
My buddy got up and left midway through the second half. He didn't have any funny Arsenal jokes to make or anything, at the time.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on December 09, 2011, 11:39 am
This is your Manchester Utd 'supporting' buddy?

Got to love fans who only sing when they're winning.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on January 28, 2012, 10:40 am
Beating both City and United in one week is pretty rad.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on January 28, 2012, 01:43 pm
It's amazing to think that Liverpool may win two cups this season in spite of Andy Carroll.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on January 28, 2012, 04:20 pm
I still believe Carroll will improve and become an important player for us. After all, he did pretty well today and he scored against Oldham so I feel my faith in him is completely justified.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: subbero on March 25, 2012, 08:01 am
CROUCHY'S HAVING HIS NACHOS

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7256/6865671430_38b066583e_o.gif)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on April 08, 2012, 10:13 pm
Well this title chase thing was good while it lasted, thanks to Crouch's stupid volley, Fergie's stupid gang of corrupt refs, and Balotelli's general stupidity. See y'all next season.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on April 08, 2012, 10:17 pm
Football is dumb shut up


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on April 10, 2012, 02:58 pm
Go Football Association, you aren't totally, hilariously terrible or anything!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on April 10, 2012, 04:47 pm
FA: Fucking Awful


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on April 11, 2012, 03:39 am
Hahaha the FA is a joke


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on April 11, 2012, 06:49 am
Ugh. This season has really pissed me off. Actually, restatement: the coverage of this season, alongside FIFA and the FA's general lack of willingness to hear criticism, have really pissed me off.

The football's been brilliant, from Man City and Spurs imploding in hilarious fashion (complete with the sudden rise of utter silence from the REDKNAPP FOR ENGLAND, 'E'S A TOP GEEZA INNIT, NONE OF THOSE BROWNSKINS CAN UNDERSTAND THE DEEP DEEP MIND OF AN ENGLISH FOOTBALLER brigade), to Ferguson's ability to win titles seemingly through willpower alone, to Arsenal's remarkable turnaround and the unavoidable conclusion of instant karma at work in Liverpool's fall from grace beginning around the time their manager revealed himself as 10 times as cantankerous as he used to be and more than willing to defend a man who called another man a nig. And that's before you get to Swansea and Norwich taking a giant shit all over Tony "you have to play anti-football to survive with the big boys" Pulis, and the Geordies being in with a genuine shout of finishing in the top 4 at a net spend of approximately 0. And Derby County are on course for a top-half finish in the Champo, happy days.

But my God, is it just me or have the pundits (exception, *sometimes*, being made for SKY) seriously ratcheted up their inane focus on "events" and "talking points" this season? Hey, Lineker, it's been a while since you were scoring goals, and I know a lot of your attention these days is taken up by hawking crisps and buying tight shirts that accentuate your biceps, but do you know what football fans see as talking points? Football. And in a football show, we want to see the pundits talk about the football, maybe share some of the tactical nous we foolishly assume they've built up over decades of playing and watching the game. About half of MOTD's couch conversations are taken up with poring over "pivotal decisions", looking for any reason to bang on about refereeing and video technology rather than having to use their brains and do a few minutes of preparation before show time to give us some decent tactical analysis. I really don't give a fuck either way about video technology - it won't solve all football's ills in itself and I recognise worries about starting down a "slippery slope" in the direction of American "Football", but on the other hand if done unobtrusively it'll make the game fairer at minimal cost - but I really, really, *really* hope it comes in soon so that I can hear some talking about football again.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on April 11, 2012, 01:59 pm
Might as well get this off my chest... It seems like there's been more diving this season than before (I may be completely wrong about that, though). And the diving is bad enough, but what really makes me mad about it is the idiot commentators desperately looking for contact and usually finding it because the diving player STICKS HIS BLOODY FOOT OUT IN MID-FALL SO THERE'LL BE CONTACT SO HE CAN TRICK IDIOTS LIKE YOU AND THE REF INTO THINKING HE'S NOT A CHEATING FUCK! UGH!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on April 17, 2012, 12:10 am
Yo, I have no idea what you're on about, tose. Never seen anything like that in English football before (with the exclusion of the nasty foreign influence, of course.)

(http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/WqQ3Q1.gif)

Also, goat, while I only get the one hour of SKY Sports here, it sounds like you guys are getting the ESPN treatment. My whole childhood right up into my late teens when I decided to go into sports journalism Sportscenter was an hourly highlight show, wherein you saw, crazy thought, highlights. Nothing else, just shortened versions of every game in every major sport. By the time I had graduated it was sports TMZ. Executives have learned that nothing drives up ratings like debate, so dammit, we're going to find shit to talk about. Granted, the past couple weeks the FA has gone ahead and made it easy on them.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on April 18, 2012, 10:37 am
Speaking of sensationalized media. In the US, the front page of ESPN Soccernet:

(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/5412/screenshot2012041811294.png)

Quote
"I follow the Premier League every weekend," said Fabregas. "They have changed radically.

"What happened with Villas-Boas was they played more from the back, trying to keep possession and take the initiative in the game. But they've gone back to the type of Chelsea that was more successful a few years ago - playing on the counter, trying to hit the targetman, long balls, sitting back and using that No 9 as a reference point.

"The game will be difficult. In recent games against Chelsea when I was at Arsenal and now with Barca, even though we kept possession it's hard to play against them. They counter very easily and Didier Drogba can score against you. So you have to be careful and aware of the threat they pose on the counter-attack."

Ohhhhhhhhhh, snap! He said they would be difficult and are now playing a style very similar to the style that saw them win the Premier League. Sick burn! Such a brutal taunt.

And then, for the Brits I was watching Sky and they showed all the full page stories on van Persie's super stealthy meeting with Barca where he was so keen to hide his presence due to clearly having ulterior and illicit motives beyond visiting his good friend who plays for them and is thus in town by showing up in the ever-indiscreet head-to-toe Arsenal gear. The guy running the in the papers segment:

Quote
There's likely nothing at all that's not innocent about it, but it will fuel the fire. I love stories like this.

"There's likely nothing at all important about this story, but it sure will allow sports writers to act like it's a big deal and spit out some easy, thought-free inches for the next week. This is what makes sports so great!"

He actually said he loves stories like this twice in his coverage of it and had such a look of pure glee the whole time. You can at least have the decency to pretend you aren't just hoping for as much meaningless BS to write about as possible so as to avoid having to do any real reporting.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on April 22, 2012, 05:09 pm
Well this title chase thing was good while it lasted

Okay wait, what is going on here? I'm supposed to be depressed right now. Why am I given hope? This is ridiculous.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Demha on April 26, 2012, 02:19 am
Me cago en la leche, Madrid!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on April 29, 2012, 11:25 pm
Jim Broadbent pays his respects to Manchester United ahead of the most important Manchester derby in history:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YACLQOt9NgI


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Raconteur on May 13, 2012, 11:47 am
My word


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on May 13, 2012, 12:17 pm
okay so that was pretty exciting.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: subbero on May 13, 2012, 01:46 pm
footballfootballfootballfootballfootballfootballfootballfootballfootballfootballfootballfootballfootballfootballfootballfootball
footballfootballfootballfootballfootballfootballfootballfootballfootball

Bitter about Newcastle but it was a bit of a long shot to be honest, the manner of the defeat was disappointing though. Even so pleased for city, or really pleased that united lost


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on May 13, 2012, 02:54 pm
From what I understand, Mario Balotelli will celebrate the league win by burning down half of Manchester this time.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on May 13, 2012, 03:20 pm
That must've been a real kick in the dangly bits for Utd fans; 90 minutes, City's losing 2-1, game over; and then...

Still Newcastle lost, Spurs finished 4th. Could've been 3rd if we hadn't lost the plot when the media was bigging up Harry about the England job. But every team has its own 'what if...' story.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: subbero on May 13, 2012, 03:24 pm
sorry about fucking the margins, someone should probably edit that.

but seriously football


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on May 13, 2012, 09:55 pm
That must've been a real kick in the dangly bits for Utd fans; 90 minutes, City's losing 2-1, game over; and then...

The whole ordeal reminded me of the time when Lewis Hamilton won the F1 title on the last turn of the last lap of the last race of the season. Felipe Massa crossed the line thinking Hamilton had no hope in hell, and was celebrating his win before someone told him Hamilton had actually recovered to snatch the title under his nose at the very end. The look on Massa's dad's face afterward was identical to the expressions of the Man Utd fans after the Sunderland game.

Yes, I realize my analogy is both awkward and from a completely different sport, but the surrealism of the aftermath felt very similar.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on May 14, 2012, 04:07 am
I have been laughing at status updates from United fans all day.

"HURRR NO FAIR THEY BOUGHT THE TITLE"
"DURR WINNING IT ON OVERTIME WHY DID THEY GET FIVE MINUTES OVERTIME"
"ABLOO BLOO SOMETHING SOMETHING WE ARE THE REAL WINNERS"

Hilarious.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on May 14, 2012, 06:54 am
Speaking of hilarious:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7RGn4FWeHQ


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on May 14, 2012, 09:42 am
Related:

(http://i.imgur.com/Vf3rl.jpg)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: subbero on May 14, 2012, 10:00 am
I could watch this forever

(http://i.minus.com/ibrbOoRe6fTRMf.gif)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Raconteur on May 14, 2012, 03:51 pm
I think you'll all agree that the biggest football story this week is Sheffield United booking their place in the League One Play-Off Final at Wembley. Unfortunately we have no strikers due to suspension/injury/being a rapist, so I'm not confident of promotion. Although I hoping to improve my record of 2 play-off finals and 2 losses.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on May 14, 2012, 04:44 pm
We believe in you, Rac. We all know you can make it three in a row!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Raconteur on May 14, 2012, 07:38 pm
Thanks guys!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Chronicles on May 15, 2012, 12:48 am
I played fifa '10 tonight and fucking rocked as liverpool.  Also I almost beat barcelona as "St patricks" from the republic of ireland.  I've never played the game before but I destroyed this friend of mine who brought it over.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: subbero on May 16, 2012, 08:34 am
So the England squad for Euro 2012 has been announced:

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Man City), Rob Green (West Ham), John Ruddy (Norwich)

Defenders: Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Man United), John Terry (Chelsea), Joleon Lescott (Man City), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Leighton Baines (Everton)

Midfielders: Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Stewart Downing (Liverpool), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Gareth Barry (Man City), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Scott Parker (Tottenham), Ashley Young (Man United), James Milner (Man City)

Forwards: Wayne Rooney (Man United), Danny Welbeck (Man United), Andy Carroll (Liverpool), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham)

Standby players: Jack Butland (Birmingham City), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Johnson (Manchester City), Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea)

Captain: Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)

STEWART. DOWNING.

Also Jordan Henderson in the standby players is bizarre, as is Micah Richards' exclusion.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on May 16, 2012, 09:08 am
How Micah Richards got in ahead of Glen Johnson is beyond me. Johnson hasn't been bad, per se, but Richards has had a better season overall.

Not sure if I agree with Defoe over Sturridge either, but it depends on the formation Hodgson intends on playing.

Stewart Downing is a punchline in and of himself.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: subbero on May 16, 2012, 10:00 am
Maybe Hodgson is picking all these Liverpool players just to highlight to everyone just how bad they all are and how it was totally not his fault that he fucked it up there


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on May 26, 2012, 11:54 am
Holy balls, League Two Promotion Playoff Final. Eleven penalties a side, Simonsen got his hands on the Huddersfield keeper's shot but let it squirt through then skied his. Exciting as hell finish. Sorry, Rac.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Raconteur on May 27, 2012, 05:58 am
We haven't managed to score a single goal in 300 minutes of play-off finals. Huddersfield were the better team to be fair, we never looked like scoring.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on July 08, 2012, 10:14 pm
Come play footie manager with us, jerks:

Quote
So, fermun sent me a link to this site called Xpert Eleven football, which is basically a simplified version of footie manager, but instead of competing against the computer you compete against other users. Also it is free. I made a league! Click here to sign up for it and play with us. It's a browser based game and seems like it's only a couple minutes of time per game that's needed, and games will likely only be once a week or something.

Thread here (http://dragonmtn.com/index.php?topic=1232).

Also, if anyone wants to post it in the Cracked footie thread too, that would be fine and good for getting numbers.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Ants on August 06, 2012, 12:02 am
So the season is only two weeks away! It couldn't come soon enough, I need something new to scrub away the memories of last season. So bad, so very very bad.

Even though all the transfers aren't done, (City hasn't bought a country yet, what's going on?) what is everyone's prediction? Mine, which will be correct of course:

League:

1. United

2. Chelsea

3. City

4. Arsenal

Yes, City are the champions. Yes, they were the best team last season. Yes, I still have nightmares about it. Still, they could barely hold on and could only pull it off by GD. Many things went bad for United at the end. It won't happen again this time. Chelsea decide to copy their European strategy for everything and ride it to second place.

FA Cup:

United

Because it's been too long and they need to win everything to compensate for last season.

League Cup:

United

Same as above.

Champions League:

Real Madrid

Just because their fan base might murder them if they don't.

Europa League:

Who gives a shit.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Lukeington on August 07, 2012, 10:04 pm
fuck the ref who called the Canada-USA women's semifinal.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on August 07, 2012, 10:24 pm
(http://www.nypost.com/rw/nypost/2012/08/07/sports/web_photos/alex_morgan--300x300.jpg)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on August 08, 2012, 05:58 am
You're welcome.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on August 08, 2012, 02:43 pm
BPL Fantasy footie league is up: 723054-182252. Who wants to get their asses kicked by me/kick my ass this year?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on August 15, 2012, 03:32 pm
So I was gonna be all

Hey Steelfan - hahahaha.

This is all.

but then I realized that this Arsenal player went to the wrong Manchester team, for some reason. And then I got sad.


Seriously though, Rooney-RVP-Kagawa vs. Aguero-Tevez-Silva next season is gonna be a hell of a battle.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on August 16, 2012, 02:00 am
I remain solidly "hey steelfan - hahahaha".


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on August 16, 2012, 10:32 am
I'm not even remotely bummed about it. While I would not have been opposed to having him run it out, it's been pretty clear from how the preseason camps have been that he was going to be sold. So with that said, 24 million for a guy who is 29 with injury history and only a year to run out (when no other team is in to force a bidding war) is a lovely little piece of business, even when he's as good as RvP.

As it stands, this is still just a hair (about 1 million) off the biggest net spend Arsenal have had in the past 15 years, and are all of a couple million less this summer alone than the prior 14 years combined. I also think that, pending Wilshere actually getting back on the pitch, Arsenal have still improved more than any of the other top teams sans-Chelsea who still have RDM at the helm, so I'm more optimistic about the chance of accomplishing anything this year than any prior season I've followed closely.

Also, a guy who is apparently reliable said that RvP had told Wenger he was amenable to staying after Cazorla came and Wenger spoke with him before the Cologne game to say "Thanks, but if United will pay we'll be selling you as you're no longer part of our plans." If true, daaaaaaamn, son, that is ice cold.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Ants on September 02, 2012, 04:55 pm
OOOOOOOOH Robin van Persie! (http://msn.foxsports.com/video?videoid=8670a673-166a-4603-88f3-3ce775e4b727&src=v5:share:sharepermalink:&from=sharepermalink)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on September 12, 2012, 12:07 pm
United are a one man club!!!

In other news, a Jamaican player mean-mugged Dempsey yesterday. His response:
(http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1356589/trollface.gif)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on October 24, 2012, 05:01 pm
Three of four English teams lose in the Champions League this week, with one (Man City) fully at the bottom of their group. The Premier League may be the most exciting league in the world, but it certainly isn't the most tactical.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Raconteur on October 28, 2012, 10:50 am
As much as I enjoy anything that makes Luis Suarez unhappy, that was a terrible decision. Liverpool are getting some really shitty luck.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on October 28, 2012, 01:36 pm
Yeah that was atrocious (as was Hernandez in the late game) though I prefer to think of it as karma for his even still being on the pitch after his Suarez Stomps 'Em All tour throughout the game where any ankle anywhere near his boots was meeting his studs.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on October 28, 2012, 08:19 pm
The Chelsea - Man Utd game as a whole was a gigantic clusterfuck (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20119340).


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Ants on October 29, 2012, 01:38 am
Yes, but the important thing is NBC will be airing the Premier League in the US next season. (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1205785/nbc-buys-tv-rights--for-premier-league-in-u.s.?cc=5901)

Please ignore the shitty calls for the United win.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on October 30, 2012, 06:47 pm
Too bad NBC will never be able to show the Reading - Arsenal game from today.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on November 01, 2012, 01:03 am
I was following that game on the Arseblog live commentary on my phone, but when it went to extra time we headed to my girlfriend's parents house so I could use their generator to power my laptop and try streaming it. It was super jumpy, I didn't see any of the actual goals in stoppage time, rather instead seeing a half-second blip of celebration, and it was still amazing. Also, I'm lead to believe by reading that, in another year, Chelsea-United would have been a very strong "best match of the cup" contender itself, today.

So, the league positions for the eight teams remaining in the League Cup:
1, 6, 11, 16, 17, 23, 31, 79; Boro's spot at 23rd in the combined table also represents the average position of the quarterfinalists which even for a Cup taken as lightly as that seems awesomely low.

Not exactly top-stacked, and a decent shout of a League 2 side getting a Championship side or struggling Prem side who will play a very weakened line-up and thus maybe somehow sneaking into the home-and-home semifinals which would be outstanding.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on November 01, 2012, 04:16 pm
Yes, but the important thing is NBC will be airing the Premier League in the US next season. (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1205785/nbc-buys-tv-rights--for-premier-league-in-u.s.?cc=5901)

This means you don't have to go traipsing down the pub early Saturday mornings to watch the game, but can actually see it at home?

Ants, I bet you'll go out to see the game anyway just for the craic.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Ants on November 03, 2012, 11:26 pm
Of course. Footie isn't footie without holding a cold ale in your hand surrounded by smelly English people.

So this is the open invitation for all the smelly English people to come watch the games in my home.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on November 04, 2012, 02:13 pm
Holy shit how is what Suarezs did today even possible? Amazing.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on November 13, 2012, 11:12 pm
I just got around to watching Match of the Day then saw this thread and was all, "yeah, breaking John Terry is a pretty rad thing to do."

Then I realized that was old and from all the way last weekend when I assume he did something more boring like scoring or some shit.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on November 14, 2012, 05:42 pm
Quote from: Wikipedia
The name Zlatan was trademarked in May 2003 at the Swedish Patent and Registration Office for "most likely being perceived as Zlatan Ibrahimović"

What does it mean to be "most likely being perceived as Zlatan Ibrahimović", you ask? Good question. Here is the answer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6Xh2YFphR8

You do that, and you are automatically Zlatan.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on November 15, 2012, 11:57 am
Doesn't look so hard.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on November 17, 2012, 09:40 am
SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT
SPUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDS

It is 9:39 AM, and I am drunk, and I love football until the next time Arsenal decide to be terrible again then it is a dumb game for jerks


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on November 17, 2012, 09:58 am
You should give a high 5-2 to all Spurs fans you meet today.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on November 17, 2012, 10:45 am
That scoreline is painful. I may forego MotD tonight.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Benny B on November 17, 2012, 02:38 pm
Damn they got fucked. Gives whole new meaning to "Come on you spurs."

If that is a joke that someone has already made ages ago, I'm sorry, I've only been sort of paying attention to soccer for about a year.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on November 17, 2012, 08:16 pm
You should give a high 5-2 to all Spurs fans you meet today.

Oops that joke didn't work at all, did it? Anyway, looks like Adebayor is still a Gooner at heart, after all.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on November 18, 2012, 12:31 pm
So, one of the side effects of my nephews PKD is that he is behind developmentally in his speech, so he uses sign language. That means we all got to teach him our own signs that he uses to refer to us. His uncle with the manly 'stache has a finger across the upper lip. His grandma with dimples has the "dimple cheeks" thing you do with your index fingers. I chose the Hulk Hogan pose (http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/189/698/hulk_hogan_-_terry_bolea_153-365x450_display_image.jpg?1270426592), because I too have fun with my family and friends. Here is a montage image of how yesterday's goals were celebrated.

(http://gunnerblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/52scores1.png)

So, the big sexy Frenchman more-or-less dedicated the derby-winning goal directly to me. I'm pretty famous, now.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Ants on December 09, 2012, 08:34 pm
WE LOVE NASRI WE DO!
WE LOVE NASRI WE DO!
WE LOVE NASRI WE DO!
OOOOOOH! NASRI WE LOVE YOU! (http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/video/premier-league/?vid=f603dc98-cc17-453b-ba90-e22658ff6286)

It's also good to see enemies put aside their differences and come together to choke the life out of assholes. (http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/257485_10151198397322946_1629524479_o.jpg)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on December 10, 2012, 05:12 pm
Nasri was so useless, even before the free kick. We missed Milner on the wing yesterday.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Ants on December 16, 2012, 10:18 pm
ESPN has been playing this commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sfrGaTV217g) in the US for the last week which has lead all my friends to ask, "What the hell did he just say?"


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on December 18, 2012, 02:05 pm
Hey, Reading! Quick question for you.

Are you Tottenham in disguiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiise?
Are you Tottenham in disguise?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on January 30, 2013, 11:21 am
Gunnerblog is awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_f1N51Gv9c


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on February 02, 2013, 11:01 pm
Whatever stat company is in charge of sending all the table info out to sites double-entered all today's matches except QPR-Norwich in the table, so every major site I've seen, including the Premier League's official site, has a completely and totally incorrect table for 70% of the teams.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: subbero on February 02, 2013, 11:41 pm
will just take this opportunity to say hahahaha chelsea you you suck hahaha


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Benny B on February 03, 2013, 02:58 pm
Yeah. Having a team that is a clown-car full of assholes wouldn't be so bad if they weren't losing to all the worst teams.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on February 03, 2013, 05:31 pm
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST REINA! JESUS FUCKING CHRIST! 2-1 UP AT ETIHAD AND YOU DECIDED TO CHANNEL GROBBELAAR OR JAMES OR DUDEK OR JESUS CHRIST OUR KEEPERS HAVE PRETTY MUCH ALWAYS BEEN SHIT HAVEN'T THEY


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: subbero on February 03, 2013, 07:48 pm
I always had a soft spot for Sander Westerveld


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on February 11, 2013, 03:34 pm
Where's Ants in his hour of gruntledness? 12 points clear in early February!

Utd did Spurs a favour, as Everton were breathing down our necks. Comfortably fourth in the table, it's now it's down to us having our regular late-season wobble and ending up 6th.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on February 11, 2013, 03:41 pm
Well this title chase thing was good while it lasted... See y'all next season.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Ants on March 16, 2013, 11:13 pm
Sorry I'm late but I wanted to make sure United had a 15 point lead before I said anything.

Hey everyone, United have a 15 point lead in March.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on April 04, 2013, 03:09 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/548929_235400683251775_707720890_n.jpg)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on April 21, 2013, 09:34 am
Congrats to the scum Man Utd.

With City as my first team and Inter as my second team, I would like to conclude my observations on this season by stating that fuck Spurs.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Ants on April 30, 2013, 02:57 am
For the last few years, whether United have won or lost, the title has gone down to the very end. After the ridiculousness of the way the season ended last year I wished long and hard for there to be at least one season where United just cruised to the title. No stress, no hardships near the end. I wanted a repeat of the 2000-2001 season.

Then I thought that if that did happen would it be as rewarding as a close race? After all, it's much more exciting when something you didn't know would happen happens right? Well, now that it's happened and I have experienced those emotions first hand it was nothing like I expected. It's even better then I thought! All the celebrating with no stress? More of that please.

It's so nice it makes you almost forget that a run in Europe was cruelly snatched away by incompetence. Almost.....

You know what? Fuck that stress also. Make a run in the Champions League by winning every game 5-0. That way only the final is excruciating. Let's just start next season now. Fuck the all German final.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on April 30, 2013, 11:14 am
It's so nice it makes you almost forget that a run in Europe was cruelly snatched away by incompetence not being nearly good enough to have a hope in Europe. Almost.....


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: subbero on May 07, 2013, 08:35 am
For the last few years, whether United have won or lost, the title has gone down to the very end. After the ridiculousness of the way the season ended last year I wished long and hard for there to be at least one season where United just cruised to the title. No stress, no hardships near the end. I wanted a repeat of the 2000-2001 season.

Then I thought that if that did happen would it be as rewarding as a close race? After all, it's much more exciting when something you didn't know would happen happens right? Well, now that it's happened and I have experienced those emotions first hand it was nothing like I expected. It's even better then I thought! All the celebrating with no stress? More of that please.

It's so nice it makes you almost forget that a run in Europe was cruelly snatched away by incompetence. Almost.....

You know what? Fuck that stress also. Make a run in the Champions League by winning every game 5-0. That way only the final is excruciating. Let's just start next season now. Fuck the all German final.

You are wrong about football


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Raconteur on May 07, 2013, 01:53 pm
Yesterday was the 6th time that I've watched Sheffield United get beaten in the play offs. god dammit


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on May 07, 2013, 03:56 pm
My season is now all about hoping Wigan pull it together (despite messing up today), so Newcastle or Sunderland go down and we have a bit of a local rival contest in the championship apart from Leeds.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: subbero on May 07, 2013, 05:24 pm
It's depressing that all it takes for people to forget all about someone's awful fascist tendencies is for his football team to start playing ok. Would be wonderfully just if Sunderland got relegated.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on May 08, 2013, 08:09 am
rabble rabble rabble sir alex ferguson rabble rabble rabble who will take over rabble rabble rabble


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: subbero on May 08, 2013, 08:20 am
Benitez


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on May 08, 2013, 08:43 am
I hope Tony Pulis takes over because fuck him and fuck Man United.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on May 08, 2013, 02:14 pm
I would like it to be Moyes like the press is trumpeting, as it would maintain bitter Scottish consistency and the dude deserves to have a run at a club where hes allowed to buy a player.

Mourinho as the media is also trumpeting would be hilarious, though.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on May 08, 2013, 06:33 pm
Looks like it is Moyes, if the webreporting is to be believed.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on May 12, 2013, 04:51 pm
I guess City feel like it's time for a managerial change too. Not sure how I feel about this. I like Mancini, but he's lost the confidence of the board. But if I were the board and wanted to fire Mancini, at least go big and aim for Mourinho or something. It didn't turn out so badly for Inter Milan.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on July 18, 2013, 04:02 pm
For a solid week I was able to get myself to buy into the "Arsenal are just putting pressure on Real" narrative, but now with Napoli supposedly in for Gonzo and Arsenal not putting in a bid anywhere near as much as they will apparently pay for a bitey-racist, I'm getting quite concerned we may actually buy Suarez. That would be just the most Arsenal thing -- after years of promising, "we swear, ride out these stadium years then we can splash cash again" they go out, shatter the club transfer record by over 2-times the old one and still manage to do it in a way that ensures lots of teeth-gnashing about their summer dealings.

Seriously though, somebody on one Arsenal site posed the question of "well, come on, would you rather we sign Suarez or nobody?" thinking it was a fool-proof argument for why we had to buy him. Even setting aside that's silly when, by all accounts, the only hold up on Higuian was not paying the amount we will for Suarez, meaning it's not the only choice, I would genuinely rather not buy another striker than spend 40m buying Suarez. Frowny face emoticon.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on July 18, 2013, 06:00 pm
If you buy him, you'll be in agony. If you don't, and he stays at Liverpool, he'll score against you.

:D


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on August 17, 2013, 08:47 am
I hope you enjoy this, laktose!

(http://i.imgur.com/Fk7YbIB.jpg)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on August 17, 2013, 09:53 am
I do! If we can keep Stoke down there and us up there I'll be a very happy man, indeed.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on September 01, 2013, 06:42 pm
(http://i.cr3ation.co.uk/dl/s1/gif/arsenefu.gif)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on September 01, 2013, 07:48 pm
EVERYONE IS SAYING OZIL TO ARSENAL! THIS DOES NOT MAKE SENSE! I AM FEELING A STRANGE FEELING WHERE LIKE I HEAR A THING AND THEN IT IS MAKING ME FEEL GOOD THINGS?!?!?!




Cue Chelsea swoop.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on September 02, 2013, 07:12 am
DERBY DAY was a great success, the best things were Welbeck diving and getting fuck all, Van Persie's tantrum and Giggs being a big old baby and woming down Coutinho after Countinho went past him.

Oh, and of course, winning 1-0.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on September 02, 2013, 04:41 pm
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on September 02, 2013, 04:42 pm
ZIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLL


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on September 02, 2013, 09:00 pm
Who needs a ball-winning midfielder or a strong central defender when you have Ozil, right?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on September 03, 2013, 06:51 am
Right!

I genuinely don't have any issues at all with Arsenal's central midfield. Flamini is solid cover, Arteta has shown he is excellent as our deepest role, and his partnership with Ramsey/Ramsey-now-without-him in that ball-winning role has been great. This time last year we were relying on Diaby to stay healthy for our starting options. Diaby! This year, we have Wilshere, Flamini, Chamberlain, Rosicky, and Cazorla (who will be starting at LW, presumably, but is always a cover option in a pinch still) as backup options in center. That's a pretty damned good step-up. A creative maestro is what the center needed, and that's what it got, so hooray.

And while I would have preferred another CB to be our third/fourth choice and compete to start, Mertesacker and Kos are a starting pairing that I am A-Okay with, and I don't think occasionally plugging Sagna in during an injury/suspension crisis where two of our three are out will be a world ender since he's such a phenomenal player, and Jenkinson is a very capable right back.

Arsenal are still the thinnest of the top sides, but that was always going to be the case. Yesterday they took an already-good-as-any first choice group and made a substantial addition to it which, you know, being Arsena and all is cause for WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK AAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLL Y'AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on September 03, 2013, 12:38 pm
Whatever dude, we got a Norwich player AND a former Norwich player. We are going up, for sure.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on September 03, 2013, 01:11 pm
UP THE BORO


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Raconteur on September 03, 2013, 03:33 pm
Sheffield United have been taken over by a Saudi prince who is ALSO the owner of the largest paper tissue manufacturers in the Middle East. Maybe we'll stop being terrible.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Karlski on September 03, 2013, 05:24 pm
I don't follow the footie but I need to know in order to make conversation with my mental uncle: how's Derby doing?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on September 03, 2013, 10:12 pm
They're doing okay.

Such is the Derby way.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Skeletonic on September 04, 2013, 05:37 am
The real question for real fans is how are Fulham doing, working class heroes that they are?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on September 04, 2013, 01:05 pm
The Michael Jackson statue is still there, I think.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on September 04, 2013, 03:12 pm
If Liverpool finish in the top 4 at the expense of, say, Man Utd, I would be delighted beyond belief.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on September 12, 2013, 12:59 pm
Guys, serious question. Does anyone know who's going to Brazil?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: raknade on September 12, 2013, 04:48 pm
Not Ireland :(


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Joey on September 12, 2013, 05:04 pm
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/international/qualified-success-which-teams-are-set-for-the-2014-world-cup--and-who-might-not-be-in-brazil-next-summer-8810282.html

A brief summary of all qualified teams from the various federations, and what some still have to do to qualify.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on September 12, 2013, 08:44 pm
I'm sorry, you are all incorrect. The correct answer is that WE ARE GOING TO BRAZIIIIIL! WE ARE GOING TO BRAZIL!!!!! WE ARE GOING! WE ARE GOING! WE ARE GOING TO BRAZIL!!!

Although, yeah, after this latest round of internationals, Ireland are almost certainly not going because they are not tall, blonde and handsome enough for second place in their group.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on September 22, 2013, 01:16 pm
AGUEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on September 30, 2013, 05:09 pm
Loaning Out Lukaku When He Is Your Best Striker Update: Still a bad idea

EDIT - Also, this weekend was :D


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: jimbob on October 01, 2013, 01:17 am
Lukaku is so dreamy


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on October 01, 2013, 02:45 am
SteelFan's right! This weekend WAS :D


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on October 07, 2013, 09:33 pm
I actually hope Southampton makes the Champions League somehow. I know they won't, but it would be nice if they made it in at the expense of Manchester United.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on October 19, 2013, 04:56 pm
Arsenal scored a stupid-pretty goal today

(http://i.minus.com/ibxkfe8G8T679n.gif)

It's a bit easier to see on the behind-goal-angle that for some reason won't imbed, so if it isn't clear the ball in to Giroud is played by Wilshere doing a hackeysack style outside of the foot pass back to him, not a misplay that ricocheted off the defender as I first thought live.

EDIT

(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/193ozc9mh0wjygif/ku-xlarge.gif)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on October 24, 2013, 03:37 am
THE MIGHTY ZLATAN strikes again!

(http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/im1NpZg.gif)

Four goals yesterday. Four.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on October 24, 2013, 06:25 pm
It's like the ball keeps accelerating somehow.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on November 02, 2013, 12:13 pm
Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic scores a goal 12 seconds into the match.

(http://cdn2.mocksession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/KEEPER-GOAL.gif)

However, with Stoke being Stoke, they still managed to draw 1-1. Begovic is also now the team's joint leading goal scorer in the league so far this season.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on November 02, 2013, 06:47 pm
I had to DVR the Arsenal match and so only just watched it. The US broadcast spent the entire match, as late as the 89th minute, commenting on the many ways Arsenal are not a top side. In unrelated news, Arsenal nearly two full games clear at the top of the table.

Codespyder, that is amazing and I have stolen that stat make facebook jokes.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on November 02, 2013, 09:09 pm
That Stoke goal was just magical. I went to see Boro away today (good job by the coach driver by the way who managed to get lost on the way home despite being in a convoy and having a police escort) and people passing around the vid of the stoke video was essentially the only entertainment we had.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on November 03, 2013, 11:49 am
Spurs spent the most money all summer, brought in a ton of great attack-minded players like Eriksen, Soldado, and Lamela, have a manager that demolished the Portugese League with the most goals scored... and are currently the most boring team to watch.

And yet they're fourth, one point ahead of Man City despite having scored 19 fewer goals.

The Premier League makes no goddamn sense.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on November 06, 2013, 01:16 pm
I don't know, everything just feels right from where I'm sitting


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on November 06, 2013, 02:04 pm
Shut up, you.

Actually, I shouldn't complain, things aren't looking that bad for us. But still...

Shut up, you.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on November 08, 2013, 06:41 pm
So, I'm going into Philly to watch Arsenal-United at a bar that apparently gets really good turnout for Arsenal games. You should all be good bros and root for Arsenal this weekend since this is my first time actually watching any of my teams with other people who also want good things for them, and due to scheduling also probably my only time for a long while, so it really better be a good day. Either way, wooooo morning drinking!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on November 08, 2013, 06:57 pm
COME ON YOU DEVILS


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on November 09, 2013, 05:37 am
I'd root against the 'Boro as retaliation, but what's the fun in rooting for the inevitable?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on November 09, 2013, 08:52 am
Please draw.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on November 09, 2013, 11:23 am
I hope Man Utd beat Arsenal so they can improve their chances of achieving their ultimate goal this season: Europa League qualification


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Joey on November 09, 2013, 06:10 pm
this is my first time actually watching any of my teams with other people who also want good things for them

Me too today and it was great, but i was gonna cheer arsenal anyway.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: jimbob on November 09, 2013, 08:25 pm
Yep, time to call this season a write-off for Everton going to Europe. I'm going to focus on hoping Arsenal win the league.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on November 10, 2013, 01:45 am
I'm going to focus on hoping Arsenal win the league.

Please don't do this. Vapid fantasies are not healthy and you're only enabling Steelfan's delusional tendencies.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on November 10, 2013, 01:25 pm
RVP really the decider there, if only Arsenal could get hold of a striker of his quality. But of course United wouldn't sell on somebody like that to a rival.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on November 16, 2013, 09:30 pm
Cool fact about the wildly unpredictable nature of the Premier League this season. We're just over a quarter of the way in and already everyone has beaten someone in such a way that we've come full circle:


Aston Villa beat
Arsenal, who beat
Spurs, who beat
Swansea City, who beat
West Brom, who beat
Man Utd, who beat
Fulham, who beat
Stoke City, who beat
West Ham Utd, who beat
Cardiff City, who beat
Man City, who beat
Everton, who beat
Hull City, who beat
Norwich City, who beat
Southampton, who beat
Liverpool, who beat
C Palace, who beat
Sunderland, who beat
Newcastle Utd, who beat
Chelsea, who beat
Aston Villa


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on December 04, 2013, 06:25 pm
HOLY SHIT DID YOU SEE THAT HOLY SHIT

(http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/HauntingDigitalGerenuk.gif)

HO

LY

SHIT


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on December 04, 2013, 09:47 pm
He's a human highlight reel

A cheating piece of subhuman scum, sure, but he just populated half of the MotD highlights today.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on December 04, 2013, 09:47 pm
.... so really a subhuman highlight reel


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: CestMoi on December 05, 2013, 09:57 am
he's been pretty good so far this season about not being any more a tremendous wanker than any other footballer and scoring insane goals out of nowhere all the time forever


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on December 07, 2013, 09:47 am
Where's Ants? I want to exercise my basic human right of displaying my schadenfreude


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on December 07, 2013, 04:02 pm
What a wonderful day for football! We win, United lose, Chelsea lose (Assaidi scoring the winner was the icing on the cake).

If Everton can beat Arsenal tomorrow I'll be dancing naked in the streets!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on December 08, 2013, 10:11 am
For a Liverpool fan you sure love Everton a lot


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on December 08, 2013, 12:51 pm
What a wonderful fucking weekend!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: jimbob on December 09, 2013, 08:59 pm
If only Tottenham had lost.

Everton - Arsenal was an awesome game. I love how the Everton youngsters link up.

Pity how they keep doing each other over points though, it should be win one lose one, not two draws


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on December 10, 2013, 09:19 am
And man, was it ever close to being won in truly beautiful fashion. All-in-all, not a bad weekend. Had the hardest fixture of the big sides and either maintained our big lead or stretched it a little over all the teams who actually strike that "hey, this team can win the league" fear.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on December 10, 2013, 09:21 am
You won't be so smug at the end of this season!


Because we'll end up in 5th place you'll feel sorry for me.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on December 10, 2013, 09:21 am
And as a show of good faith to laktose over that totally hilarious dig at his team, a peace-making chant:

Ninth in the league,
Ninth in the leeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaague,
We are United,
We're ninth in the league

EDIT - HOW DARE YOU POST BEFORE I MAKE PEACE FUCK YOU LAKTOSE I HATE YOU FOREVER


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on December 10, 2013, 10:05 am
WHY DON'T YOU GO EAT A BIG BOWL OF DOG TURDS YOU HORRIBLE EXCUSE FOR A HUMAN BEING!

Also, I accept your peace offering because we can all agree that hahahahahahaha Man United.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on December 10, 2013, 01:28 pm
David Moyes: Football Genius


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on December 10, 2013, 04:44 pm
Hahaha how did we beat Bayern after going 2 down in the first 10 minutes?

That was a silly game


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on December 13, 2013, 03:20 pm
Hat tip to Mediawatch, the best footie column, for highlighting this:

Quote from: Ray Parlour
I remember our first pre-season tour with Wenger. We worked our socks off and at the end of the trip Wenger said we could all go out. We went straight down the pub and the French lads went to the coffee shop. Steve Bould went up to the bar and ordered 35 pints for five of us. After we left the bar we spotted all the French lads in the coffee shop and they were sitting around smoking. I thought "How are we going to win the league this year? We're all drunk and they're all smoking". We ended up winning the double.

Awesome.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on December 16, 2013, 03:07 am
Another great weekend! I watched the match with a friend of mine who's a Tottenham fan and I almost felt bad for him. Almost.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on December 16, 2013, 03:05 pm
A few weeks back Spurs decided to have their regular wobbly January two months early. Our goal difference will soon need to be expressed in minus powers of 10.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on December 23, 2013, 05:09 pm
Best. Christmas. EVER!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on December 23, 2013, 05:15 pm
Because we're TOP OF THE LEAGUE, you see. The best. That's us.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on December 23, 2013, 09:17 pm
I think I fell asleep during that Arsenal-Chelsea derby. Terrible stuff.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on December 24, 2013, 04:10 am
Well, they're both awful and boring teams, not even fit to be TOP OF THE LEAGUE.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on December 24, 2013, 11:36 am
City - Liverpool. Scoreline predictions


I predict 9-7 City.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on December 24, 2013, 12:09 pm
Mike Dean is an awful ref who is total shit at policing a game. In the cardless first half, Mikel should have been gone with a straight red for cleating Arteta, Azpilicueta and Rosicky both should have been off on accumulated yellows and a couple more should have been spread to other guys for clear bookings. He gave nothing. Shockingly it turned into a second half of awful challenges and shoving. Who could have possibly seen that coming?

City - Liverpool prediction is who gives a shit because all that matters is at the end of it Arsenal will be done with that pesky "joint" part of their leaders tag that they picked up for a few days.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on December 25, 2013, 10:59 am
Wouldn't it be funny though if, like, Everton managed to win the title.


think about it


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on December 25, 2013, 05:34 pm
<3 Martinez


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on December 26, 2013, 02:30 pm
hey laktose

*wiggles butt*


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: CestMoi on December 26, 2013, 03:17 pm
there but for the myopia of a linesman we go


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on December 26, 2013, 08:23 pm
Everything is right again


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Lukeington on January 04, 2014, 02:04 pm
haha Walcott


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on January 04, 2014, 09:51 pm
<3


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on January 10, 2014, 10:54 am
Toronto FC sign Jermain Defoe.  (http://www.torontofc.ca/news/2014/01/toronto-fc-signs-jermain-defoe)

This is probably the biggest designated signing since Henry. We've got one of the better goal poachers out there right now. Not sure why Spurs let him go. He's their second-leading goal scorer across all competitions this season, and is just one short of the lead. He's still got a lot left in the tank.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on January 10, 2014, 07:42 pm
Michael Bradley, too, which makes me want to throw things. The USMNT's best player decides to leave a Seria-A title contender for a perennially dreadful MLS team in a damned World Cup year. Dempsey at least made sense in that he is getting to that "last big contract" year, but Bradley is a dude in his prime who the list of teams he wouldn't be valued at is pretty short. I just don't get it.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on February 02, 2014, 08:11 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BffUb6nIIAEGvym.jpg)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on February 03, 2014, 05:49 pm
Fuck Jose Mourinho and his cynical, counter-attacking, one-and-done ways


(Except for when he did the same to Barca with Inter 4 years ago because I am partial to Inter. I was okay with that.)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on February 05, 2014, 01:51 pm
Want tickets for the Barca-City tie? Best bring two functional legs if possible!

(http://www.aclfarsenal.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/mcfce.jpg)

That's not a normal thing for clubs to do and instead is just one club being gross right? Because fuck me, I really hope it's not just considered normal in sports to charge disabled people a disabled-fee.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on February 05, 2014, 02:08 pm
I think its pretty common to have a disabled seating area rota, so the tickets are free to registered members and stuff. So I guess Man City is just evil? That makes sense.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on February 09, 2014, 06:14 am
Hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: jimbob on February 13, 2014, 01:28 pm
I see you're perfecting your evil laugh to go with your persona as liverpool-supporting scum.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on February 14, 2014, 04:33 am
Hahaha, idiot jimbob doesn't know the difference between an evil laugh and a derisive laugh. What a fucking toolbag!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on February 17, 2014, 09:19 am
Hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on February 18, 2014, 07:06 am
This match was a lesson in what happens when you don't convert your chances, basically. Sturridge had a couple of GREAT chances but decided to waste them, and so we lost.

By the way: I hope you don't go broke paying off Webb after that, holy shit how was that not a penalty?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on February 18, 2014, 01:01 pm
Karma, mostly. Obviously a penalty, but it's pretty well established by now that the trade off of getting one too many unjust penalties is that you suddenly become more prone to not getting just ones after you've crested that tipping point, particularly when you do everything in your power to look like you are flopping during the legit ones.

And man, Sturridge was soooooo shit. For bonus fun, Rodgers had mentioned in his pre-match that he thinks he belongs right up there with Suarez in the "best finisher around" discussion which really was just mocking the footie gods, who were not pleased, clearly.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on February 18, 2014, 01:33 pm
On paper, the Barca - City match has the potential to be a hilariously high-scoring affair.

As a result, I predict today's match will end 0-0.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on February 20, 2014, 04:55 pm
This thread needs more Zlatan

(http://i.imgur.com/MqbBMDh.gif)

BOOM


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on March 01, 2014, 10:49 am
I know we all like to have our fun with each other's respective teams, but for real, Stoke fans are just the worst kind of people.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on March 01, 2014, 11:02 am
I know we all like to have our fun with each other's respective teams, but for real, football fans are just the worst kind of people.

But yes, Stoke fans are awful. I still hope Stoke win today, though.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on March 01, 2014, 01:02 pm
Correction, it was Glenn Whelan who had stamped on Giroud's calf when he was on the ground to anger the Stoke fans so much at the time of my post. It was Charlie Adam who stamped on Giroud's calf when he was on the ground in the second half, after my post. SteelFan Press regrets the error.

Honestly, three points gained by Stoke to put them back feeling pretty safe is almost as shitty as the three points dropped.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on March 01, 2014, 02:24 pm
I almost couldn't hear you over the sound of us advancing to second, but yeah that was nasty.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on March 01, 2014, 02:49 pm
we're in 4th only because we have two games in hand


BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, WE'RE IN THE LEAGUE CUP FINAL THIS WEEKEND


against Sunderland.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on March 01, 2014, 03:24 pm
I assume Sunderland will defeat you and break your spirit, making you lose five games in a row, so I'm not worried at all.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on March 01, 2014, 05:20 pm
... otherwise known as "pulling an Arsenal."


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Raconteur on March 09, 2014, 09:51 am
Sheffield United in the FA Cup semi final! Looking forward to yet another disappointing trip to Wembley.  Although if we get drawn against Hull/Sunderland I fancy our chances...


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on March 09, 2014, 09:44 pm
I hope we don't lose to Wigan in the FA Cup, otherwise known as pulling a City.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on March 10, 2014, 04:51 pm
Demichelis is just the most useless player. No idea why Pellegrini is sticking with him for the important clashes.

I hope Wigan defend the Cup because Uwe Rosler is a good manager who lets his team play good football, and because I want Steelfan to feel my pain.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on March 10, 2014, 05:02 pm
Had we not won Saturday the semifinal would have been quite interesting by ensuring somebody would for certain be defending their cup in the final.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on March 16, 2014, 10:41 am
Even though it would have been more beneficial for me to have Liverpool lose, I still can't help myself from enjoying every single United loss. That demolition was sweet.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on March 16, 2014, 12:02 pm
:D


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on March 16, 2014, 04:28 pm
:D

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bi3ynj_CMAAM7M1.jpg)
:D :D


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on March 18, 2014, 07:49 am
Oh what a surprise (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup/10704290/Qatar-World-Cup-2022-investigation-former-Fifa-vice-president-Jack-Warner-and-family-paid-millions.html)

Corruption? In FIFA?!?!? I am shocked and surprised.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on March 28, 2014, 09:54 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/puyiBam.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/vynphvf.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/YoQH3Lt.png)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on March 30, 2014, 12:05 pm
Six cup finals to go, I'm shitting bricks!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on April 06, 2014, 12:12 pm
An important victory, but I feel like West Ham should be fined for ruining football matched with their awful 80's style kick-and-run shit.

Five cup finals to go!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on April 06, 2014, 08:40 pm
Hey laktose


Are you ready to kiss my butt by this time next week?


are you


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: raknade on April 07, 2014, 02:12 am
Do we have a fantasy football league this year?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on April 07, 2014, 05:44 am
You are the only buttkisser in this scenario, codespyder, I will not kiss your butt at all! It is you who will be kissing my butt, right on the hole. The butthole.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on April 08, 2014, 04:05 pm
If ever UEFA decide to get rid of the away-goals rule, I guarantee you PSG will be the first in line to support it. They can't catch a break.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on April 08, 2014, 05:01 pm
Poor Zlatan, he'll never win the CL.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: jimbob on April 10, 2014, 12:17 pm
HOLY SHIT 3-0

The Wonderboys! The Wonderboys!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on April 13, 2014, 12:21 pm
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrggggghhhhhhh


Liverpool and City are like mirror images of each other. Intense and unrelenting in their attack; shambolic and hilariously open on defense. That was some game although I think it has aged me considerably


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on April 13, 2014, 02:23 pm
Best match I've seen all season, that. I was screaming incoherently at the tv for the entire second half!

Now, I believe there was some talk of butts and the kissing thereof?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: raknade on April 13, 2014, 03:39 pm
Hey, hey!

Do we have a fantasy football league this year?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on April 13, 2014, 06:24 pm
No.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: raknade on April 14, 2014, 01:47 pm
Aw


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on April 17, 2014, 08:26 am
I don't want to think that Manchester City are capitulating. I'd like to think that we're hibernating and that we will wake up in time to win the title

... next year.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on April 20, 2014, 08:57 am
3 cup finals to go!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on April 22, 2014, 03:08 am
Today, things took a turn for the expected when Manchester United decided to fire David Moyes (http://www.manutd.com/en/News-And-Features/Football-News/2014/Apr/club-statement-on-david-moyes.aspx). As a Liverpool fan, this saddens me. I, for one, will miss him saying they were the better team and he was pleased with the performance after losing without creating a single decent chance.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on April 22, 2014, 07:35 am
What are Manchester United doing? You can't just let a record-breaking Scot walk out the door like that.

I hope they name a stand at Old Trafford after him. Maybe erect a statue as well. It's the least they can do after all that he's done for the club.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on April 22, 2014, 08:37 am
Apparently Moyes was pleased with his performance and felt like he was Manager Of The Year.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on April 23, 2014, 09:56 am
Jose Mourinho wants to rest his first team (http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/27121567) for the crunch tie against Liverpool because he's upset his team has to play on a Sunday after playing on a Tuesday or whatever.

Not sure if he's playing an elaborate mind game or if he's actually a dickhead.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on April 23, 2014, 11:22 am
My brother and I talked about Mourinho the other day, and we pretty much agreed: He used to be cool and funny, now he's just a sad whining old fart who loves boring football and thinks rules don't apply to him.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on April 23, 2014, 12:40 pm
Speaking of Mourinho: I found this thing. (https://twitter.com/thefootballcafe/status/458721887376637952)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on April 27, 2014, 10:01 am
This was a huge victory for anti-football. Parking the bus, fine, that's not against the rules. But the stalling tactics, did the ref even know you're allowed to book players for that?
Chelsea did everything they could to ruin the match completely, and it worked for them. Partly because the ref allowed them to carry on doing it, a booking in the 90th minute isn't going to help against this sort of thing. Disgraceful.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on April 27, 2014, 12:56 pm
My love-hate relationship with Mourinho continues.

COME ON, CITY


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on April 27, 2014, 01:47 pm
It's going down to the wire at both ends of the table. I love it.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on April 28, 2014, 08:31 am
If Liverpool draw and win their last two games, they're at 84 points.

If City draw one of their last three games and win the other two, they're at 84 points.

If Chelsea win their last two games, they're at 84 points.



As much as I want City to win outright, I kinda want to see this happen and see who winds up on top at the end of it all.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on April 28, 2014, 04:35 pm
Happy St. Totteringham's Day everybody!

as if it was ever in doubt this year


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on May 03, 2014, 06:16 pm
So the Baggies' kit-maker is going the Southampton route and turning a bars team into a pinstripes team.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/05/02/article-2618600-1D853C1D00000578-115_634x633.jpg)

Weak sauce.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on May 03, 2014, 07:04 pm
Why is the badge censored?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on May 03, 2014, 08:22 pm
The bird is tots naked.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on May 11, 2014, 11:27 am
CHAMPIONS


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on May 11, 2014, 02:19 pm
6th! In Europa again! All season I was sure we'd end up 7th.

But 7th position is now Man U's, their worst PL placing ever, and the first time in 25 years they ain't going to see any European action.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: raknade on May 11, 2014, 03:02 pm
That's a lot better than being in the Europa league though.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on May 11, 2014, 03:29 pm
If Man Utd invest wisely they could pull themselves out of 7th to a top 4 position again, just like Liverpool did. That probably will mean Arsenal will lose the musical chair game that is the PL top 4, but that's what everyone keeps saying for the past 5 or 6 years and nothing has come of it.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on May 11, 2014, 03:31 pm
If Liverpool finish in the top 4 at the expense of, say, Man Utd, I would be delighted beyond belief.

By the way guys I am delighted beyond belief.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on May 11, 2014, 10:00 pm
In the past four seasons, Tottenham have finished above every club in England except one.

Also, we scored on Norwich six times this year and all but the last shaky bobbler (augmented by it being the first for the club of a third-generation Gooner) have been delicious.

(http://giant.gfycat.com/DistinctGivingAmurratsnake.gif)

(http://i.imgur.com/0BWAmOd.gif)

More players need to celebrate cracking goals by just going to the fans, "Yes, I am rather great. Adore me."

As for United, hilarious as it is, I was really hoping they'd take sixth. It's hard to look at Liverpool and not think that no mid-week European football was a great boost for them this season.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on May 12, 2014, 03:08 am
I CAN'T STOP LAUGHING GUYS HELP ME WHAT DO I DO EVERY TIME I STOP I THINK ABOUT UNITED FINISHING 7TH AND THEN I START AGAIN HELP I'M DYING


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on May 12, 2014, 04:47 pm
Quote from: Gary Neville
It's the greatest moment of your life winning the Premier League. People talk about having kids but everyone has kids.

Man, I really did not expect Gary Neville to be as enjoyable of a commentator as he is.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on May 13, 2014, 04:28 pm
Him and Jamie Carragher make the best punditry duo, in spite (or perhaps?) of their club allegiances.

They should star in their own buddy cop-comedy.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on May 14, 2014, 05:39 am
Neville is insanely enjoyable, I guess the more of a twat you are as a player the more fun you are as a commentator, so somebody should sign up Barton right now.

Also the BBC announced Juninho as part of their world cup coverage team (the heart of middlesbrough) so this world cup just got good.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on May 14, 2014, 12:34 pm
US is getting Martinez again which makes me really happy because he is by a comfortable margin the best I've seen based on the last Euro and World Cup. Turns out being a really talented manager makes you somewhat accustomed to being able to watch a game and then pick out and break down all the important bits. Who knew?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on May 15, 2014, 03:35 pm
Manchester United: Missing out on Europe to cost club £30m (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/27403370)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on May 15, 2014, 06:10 pm
It's as if they're buying another Fellaini.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on May 16, 2014, 08:30 pm
Nah, not playing in Europe has actual on-field value.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on May 18, 2014, 07:15 pm
Lukas Podolski is my spirit animal

(http://giant.gfycat.com/WhisperedSaneGeese.gif)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bn3wTsfCIAA7rVW.jpg)

(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1802142/thumbs/o-ARSENE-900.jpg?6)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on May 18, 2014, 07:17 pm
Also, my United-fan buddy put this on my wall. I mean, I still laughed since our guy actually is holding a real trophy in it, but it's amazing how quickly they've lost any level of self-respect:

(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/p235x350/10303380_692310224167274_7561179084390593407_n.jpg)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on May 19, 2014, 04:08 am
Ahahaha oh yeah congratulations to Manchester United on their incredible season.

"I'd much rather win the Charity Shield and then play shitty football the rest of the year, not even qualifying for Europe, than finish second in the league by playing brilliant, entertaining football, giving fans hope for the future!" - Manchester United fans, apparently.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on May 19, 2014, 08:36 am
He initially texted me after the match "Fun Fact: Moyes won as many trophies as Wenger this season" which I laughed at him loudly for, before pointing out Wenger won infinitely more real trophies.

Also, spirit animal update: Podolski hid the FA Cup before the bus ride yesterday.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on May 23, 2014, 12:36 pm
RIP Landon Donovan's time with the USMNT. We will always have the shades.

(http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/article/media_slots/photos/000/980/897/ix8kSpghnwQMl_original.gif?1374523775)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on May 23, 2014, 01:13 pm
Isnt he like... one of your actually good players. An anti-altidore if you will.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on May 23, 2014, 02:05 pm
He and Klinsmann have never got on. Two big egos, latter being extra critical of the former to establish he's in charge of this new regime, former not taking it well. Culminated in Donovan taking 4 months off from international play, and Klinsmann then not selecting him the next 7 months after he said he was ready again. The standard talking point since then from Klinsmann has been "well, he has to prove his place again after the sabbatical."

Since returning he won the Golden Boot and Golden Ball while leading our B-team players to win our continental cup pretty much on his own, and scored 8 goals (joint-best with Altidore, though with 2 fewer games played) and 9 assists in 12 games.

In other words, there was pretty much nothing he could do on the field that was gonna stop Klinsmann from ensuring he wins the pissing contest.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on May 30, 2014, 06:26 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bo4ThSeIYAAjaOD.jpg:large)

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on May 30, 2014, 12:42 pm
That is, literally, my favorite sports quote.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on June 10, 2014, 12:36 pm
WORLD CUP PREDICTION TIME

I'm thinking Argentina - Brazil in the final, with Brazil to pip Argentina to the trophy and to finally win the World Cup at home.

Spain to play Germany in the third place match with Germany winning to the surprise of absolutely no one.

Netherlands and Mexico won't make it out of their groups. Louis van Gaal is then fired by Manchester United.

Ronaldo for leading goal scorer after plundering 6 goals in the group stages, including a goal that goes through a defender's torso, before crashing out spectacularly in the round of 16 against Russia.

Silly predictions aside, go Argentina! Even though I picked Brazil winning. Shut up. 


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on June 11, 2014, 01:39 am
Brazil wins it, Messi becomes top goal scorer and England loses to Germany on penalties.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Demha on June 11, 2014, 02:03 am
Mexico wins the whole thing.

Fuck it, getting my expectations dashed to bits is part of the World Cup experience every time it comes around. For now, I'm in the bubble. CAN'T STOP BELIEVING


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on June 11, 2014, 12:04 pm
(click to show/hide)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on June 11, 2014, 03:20 pm
Any reason why Belgium loses out in the 3-way tie for Group H?


Apart from them being, you know, Belgian.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on June 11, 2014, 04:24 pm
I really see England struggling to even get of our group, so im happy to just switch to Steels more optimistic predictions for us.

I assume Brazil and Argentina will flourish but mess up somewhere, then somebody more dull and European like Spain or Germany comes in and takes it with ruthless dull technical football.

Top scorer will be Rickie Lambert.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on June 11, 2014, 05:51 pm
I literally just put the three of them into a randomizer since I figure if they really do split their games like that and all come out on 6 it will be a crapshoot on who finishes in which ranking spot.

Gale, as for England, I think it's mostly just a case of my really wanting to find a way to make it so that you got eliminated by Germany. But then when push came to shove, even my hopes to watch that happen again wasn't enough for me to justify in beating Spain. I deliberated on it quite a bit, which is to say about 7 seconds, roughly 7 times my average thinking time for other games.

This is a weird World Cup for the US, because we've been playing very well the past two years including several good results against very good teams, and I think with the exception of some back line questions it's probably the most talented team we've ever had. And yet, because of how tough the group is, while I wouldn't be surprised to see us finish in the quarterfinals, I also wouldn't be surprised if we finished bottom of our group. Should be fun.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on June 11, 2014, 06:17 pm
It is our manifest destiny to be knocked out of all tournaments by Germany, a flunky doesnt kill us, Germany kills us.

I also dont see USA getting out of your group, but its one of a few nicely even groups that will be interesting to watch. Unlike say B which has to be settled at some point by how many goals people thrashed Australia by.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: raknade on June 12, 2014, 06:27 am
a flunky doesnt kill us, Germany kills us.

If that's an Angel reference I applaud it.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on June 12, 2014, 09:06 am
It was!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on June 12, 2014, 10:58 am
Gale making a Buffy/Angel reference? Well, now I've seen everything.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: pingollum on June 13, 2014, 02:43 pm
Mexico wins the whole thing.

YEAAAAAH!! suck it ref, you and your predilection for constantly anulling goals


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Demha on June 13, 2014, 06:07 pm
We've been using the IRC channel #nosteelfansallowed for discussing the games.

We started it because SteelFan gets annoyed about futbol spoilers in the general channels.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on June 14, 2014, 09:44 am
SteelFan gets annoyed about footie chat in the channels specifically set up for a game which requires SteelFan to read everything that is said in them. I don't give a hoot if anybody discusses footie in the main ircs since I just avoid them if I am not live.

So, a real mixed day for Mexico. In the early game they get a crucial win in their race for second, despite the ref being a knob, then before there's even time to properly bask get to see the impending doom that is the A2 slot in the knockout bracket.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on June 14, 2014, 02:25 pm
Also, since jim was complaining about getting spoiled this morning in #mansionlobby we made #DMWorldCup, a room people would actually know is about the World Cup, where people can talk about the World Cup. Go there if you are live/not afraid of spoilers and want to talk about the World Cup.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on June 14, 2014, 03:48 pm
2014 CONCACAF ERRDAY


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: raknade on June 14, 2014, 06:03 pm
"Thierry, have you ever gotten away with a handball?"
"No, never"


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Liz on June 14, 2014, 09:31 pm
get fucked spain


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on June 16, 2014, 05:10 pm
Well that started off well.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on June 16, 2014, 06:02 pm
MURICA


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on June 16, 2014, 07:54 pm
I'm gonna manage to exhale any minute now, I just know it.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on June 16, 2014, 08:27 pm
I was pretty disappointed when the US let one in in the 82nd. I can't believe they got that back, they looked so exhausted.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Demha on June 17, 2014, 02:38 am
Great article on national play styles and team identities.  (http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/06/15/sports/worldcup/how-we-play.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on June 20, 2014, 07:48 am
I know England wasn't expected to do well at this World Cup but wow.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on June 20, 2014, 02:21 pm
We're shit, and we know we are,
We're shit, and we know we are,
We're shit, and we know we are,
We're shit, and we know we are.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Skeletonic on June 20, 2014, 04:36 pm
Rare footage of the Swiss defense leaving the arena:

(http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Business/images-5/swiss-cheese-meal.jpg)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on June 20, 2014, 09:55 pm
Valbuena riding Giroud piggyback like his twelve-year-old son forever.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on June 20, 2014, 10:22 pm
Footy gods rubbed it into England's faces by using Italy as collateral.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Demha on June 23, 2014, 05:07 pm
MEXICO IS IN THE PLAYOFFS BITCHES


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: pingollum on June 23, 2014, 07:55 pm
puuuuuuuuuuutoooooooooooossssss


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on June 24, 2014, 12:39 pm
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

Fucking Suarez


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on June 24, 2014, 02:28 pm
Suarez, dude, come on. Seriously, come on. Stop. Fucking loon.

Also, anyone who says Italy's red was unfair is dumb and wrong. Ball on the ground, studs first, almost hits him in the knee, right in front of the ref. Whether it was intentional or not the man was too fucking stupid and clumsy to play on.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on June 24, 2014, 03:02 pm
Yeah, I was talking with my buddy about that, and it has to be every time for me. A similar thing happened season before last with Giroud where he tried do the whole step on it and flick it backwards thing he loves, but his foot slipped off the far side of the ball into Sidwell  and a lot of people on the Arsenal site I hang on thought it was harsh but I disagreed -- not a tackle, an attempt to make an offensive move with the ball, but the end result is still studs into the meat of the leg so you gots to go.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on June 24, 2014, 03:18 pm
Yeah, studs first like that could and should get you sent off every time. Intent doesn't matter, clumsy challenges can be dangerous too.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on June 24, 2014, 04:17 pm
How long do you think Suarez is getting banned for this time? My money is on the rest of the World Cup and three months of the domestic season.


Not that it'll stop him from winning the Premier League Golden Boot.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Demha on June 24, 2014, 04:21 pm
I'm seeing reports of two years from international play.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on June 24, 2014, 04:37 pm
Preeeeeeeeetty sure the FA can't ban him for what happens in a FIFA tournament. People seem to think he'll be banned from international play for two years, like Demha said, but nothing has been confirmed.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on June 24, 2014, 05:18 pm
Are... are you sure?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on June 24, 2014, 06:02 pm
Incorrect, apparently (http://metro.co.uk/2014/06/24/luis-suarez-could-be-banned-from-liverpool-matches-if-found-guilty-of-world-cup-bite-4774585/).

Quote
According to Fifa’s own rules, they reserve the right to ban players ‘from all football activities’ if found guilty of a serious offence.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: jimbob on June 24, 2014, 06:28 pm
£3 stake at 175/1



(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bq6pm0SIMAAbrVk.jpg)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on June 26, 2014, 09:13 am
Suarez got banned for 9 international matches and 4 months of ANY football.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on June 26, 2014, 09:14 am
He's not gonna play in the Premier League until November, assuming he stays in the Premier League at all.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on June 26, 2014, 09:16 am
He'll be out for 9 EPL matches and 3 CL matches. Feels a bit harsh on the club for what he did playing for Uruguay, but of course he should be punished for being a SHIT ASS FUCKING PISSLORD MOTHERFUCKER YOU LITTLE SHIT FUCK YOU GODDAMNIT AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA FUCK YOU SUAREZ


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on June 26, 2014, 09:17 am
When they say ANY football activity do they just refer to the pro leagues? Because my local 5-a-side team could really use some help these days.



We'll make wearing mouthguards mandatory if necessary.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on June 26, 2014, 09:59 am
Do international bans only count toward official matches, or will he basically "just" miss the World Cup and then get to sit out a bunch of friendlies.

Hilarious Stat: Since World Cup 2010 Suarez has been suspended 34 games without picking up a red card.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on June 26, 2014, 12:22 pm
"The player Luis Suárez is to be suspended for nine (9) official matches." (http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=luis-suarez-suspended-for-nine-matches-and-banned-for-four-months-from-2386354.html)

He won't be available for future World Cup qualifiers or the Copa America. I think why it's for official matches and not friendlies is to punish the Uruguayan national team for their ignorance after the incident.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Joey on June 26, 2014, 12:56 pm
thank you ronaldo now you can fuck off forever


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on June 26, 2014, 01:17 pm
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Also, how 'bout that Concacaf on a 75% success rate, America's in General 8 for 10.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on June 27, 2014, 02:58 pm
So, it's a slow day at work so I decided to crunch the group play numbers by confederation and, for jet lag talk reasons, hemisphere.

Average Group Result
CONMEBOL - 2.16 W, .333 D, 0.5 L, 6.83 PTS; 5.66 GF, 2.83 GA, 2.83 GD
UEFA - 1.38 W, 0.53 D, 1.09 L, 4.69 PTS; 4.77 GF, 4.00 GA, 0.77 GD
CONCACAF - 1.25 W, .75 D, 1 L, 3.25 PTS; 3.25 GF, 3.5 GA, -.25 GD
CAF - .6 W, .6 D, 1.8 L, 2.4 PTS; 3.6 GF, 5.6 GA, -2 GD
AFC - 0 W, .75 D, 2.25 L, .75 PTS; 2.25 GF, 6.25 GA, -4 GD

Western Hemisphere - 1.8 W, 0.5 D, 0.7 L, 5.9 PTS; 4.7 GF, 3.1 GA, 1.6 GD
Eastern Hemisphere - .95 W, .59 D, 1.45 L, 3.45 PTS; 4.04 GF, 4.71 GA, -.727 GD

Advancement Results
CONMEBOL 83.3% Advance (3,2;1,0)
CONCACAF 75% Advance (1,2;0,1)
UEFA - 46.1% Advance (4,2;6,1)
CAF - 40% Advance (0,2;1,2)
AFC - 0% Advance (0,0;0,4)

Western Hemisphere 80% Advance (4,4;1,1)
Eastern Hemisphere 36% Advance (4,4;7,7)

So obviously South America is crushing it and Asia had maybe the worst ever World Cup? I don't know if it's the absolute worst, but no wins, average result of a more-than-1-goal loss, less than a point per team and nothing but 4th place finishes has to be right up there. UEFA was solid overall but super top heavy, and WOOO CONCACAF 75% AND FUCK HONDURAS, THEY'RE ASSHOLES ANYWAYS!!!

I was curious about how the hemisphere thing would shake out coming in given that's always a big talking point, and the makeup of the two is pretty similar (~60% of teams from one of the two power confederations, the rest from the three smaller ones.) SteelFan's scientific conclusion: /me shrugs

6/13 seemed really awful for Europe but the actual result for the two hemisphere are mostly the same as 2010 in South Africa (exactly the same for Europe), so who knows. For my money I think there's certainly some homefield edge, particularly the South Americans, but mostly the West is just deeper than the east with the better "weak" federation, and a more solid power one, as opposed to Europe which has so many very good teams, but then a lot of mediocrity and is grouped with the dreadful and mostly-dreadful Asian and African federations.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Demha on June 29, 2014, 01:07 pm
:(


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on June 29, 2014, 01:12 pm
Nasty way to to out dude, penalty at 92 minutes.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on June 29, 2014, 03:31 pm
And what a bullshit penalty it was. Robben was just flopping about like a fish today, it's so sad.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Truck Thunders on July 01, 2014, 05:25 pm
The US is out of the world cup, and the horde of loudmouthed, flag-wearing, beer-nursing amateur hour idiots and fair weather fans is out of my bar. Good fucking riddance.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: 88FingersLouie on July 01, 2014, 06:35 pm
Agreed, how dare they go have a little fun in a public place.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Truck Thunders on July 01, 2014, 07:33 pm
Eighty people crammed like sardines into a hundred square foot space is not what I would consider to be "fun."

If it was a normal busy crowd it would be fine, but when you can't walk or even get up from your seat and the air conditioning breaks down because it can't handle the heat load and some idiot has dragged a patio table into the bar so he can sit right in front of the exit and block anyone from coming in or out, it becomes a stretch to call it fun.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Truck Thunders on July 01, 2014, 07:44 pm
Okay, I'm exaggerating a little about the hundred feet bit, but it sure as shit felt like it. The seating area is like 300 feet max, and most of that is tables. It's just not built to be a real sports bar.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Skeletonic on July 01, 2014, 08:55 pm
tim howard for president

(click to show/hide)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Joey on July 08, 2014, 04:55 pm
best cup


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: 88FingersLouie on July 08, 2014, 07:12 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAUY1J8KizU


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Liz on July 08, 2014, 10:18 pm
The Germans are fucking merciless. It makes me feel good that the US only lost by one. I mean jesus dude take it easy


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on July 09, 2014, 08:20 am
USA 6 BRAZIL 1


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on July 09, 2014, 06:20 pm
Commentators are picky folk. Too many goals and it's a bad World Cup semi-final. Too few goals and it's a bad World Cup semi-final. Yeesh make up your minds.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on July 09, 2014, 06:27 pm
The obvious answer is that yesterday was the best semifinal ever


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on July 10, 2014, 09:29 am
(http://kissingsuzykolber.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/lol-try-to-look-slightly-less-happy.jpg)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on July 11, 2014, 04:23 pm
(http://i4.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article3842179.ece/alternates/s615/Sanchez-main.jpg)

This thing where Arsenal buy really exciting, best-fit-available players is new and scary to me, but I like it. Also, those hoops are lovely.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: jimbob on July 11, 2014, 07:58 pm
Gonna miss Alan Hanson


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on July 12, 2014, 10:45 am
Really looking forward to seeing Alexis Sanchez join Manchester City in a few seasons.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: jimbob on July 12, 2014, 03:06 pm
Pop quiz: Which team were English champions for the most years in a row?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on July 12, 2014, 03:37 pm
The mighty, mighty Hudds!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: jimbob on July 12, 2014, 03:54 pm
Good guess, but no. Everton for eight years from 1938 - 1946.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on July 12, 2014, 04:58 pm
TWO WORLD WARS AND ONE WORLD CUP


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on July 13, 2014, 04:31 pm
That German goal was ridiculous. Just perfect.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: pingollum on July 13, 2014, 04:41 pm
(http://www.petitekitchenesse.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/beerR2.jpg)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Joey on July 13, 2014, 07:09 pm
Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on July 13, 2014, 08:19 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BsdV0IJCUAAz2HO.jpg:large)

It was never seen again.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on July 14, 2014, 03:29 pm
(https://33.media.tumblr.com/1b9d9e1781310e1e673baac3e5869866/tumblr_n8phzj0zaJ1rgx03lo2_r1_500.gif)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on July 16, 2014, 06:17 pm
I don't know whether to laugh or cringe.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BsbUZieCEAAnHRp.jpg)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on July 17, 2014, 09:08 pm
For reals.

It's spelled "Mertescielny".

Unrelated news, but the season's about a month away and in the championship Blackpool currently have eight players, none of them a keeper (http://www.itv.com/sport/football/article/2014-07-16/the-demise-of-blackpool-football-club/). So, uh, that's something.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: jimbob on July 30, 2014, 04:35 pm
(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/16797/20140730-qbqu-21kb.jpg)


:D





ps: 1 lukaku = 1 fellaini :D


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on July 30, 2014, 05:43 pm
AS Roma is playing Inter Milan in Philadelphia and Im going! Hooray!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on August 10, 2014, 10:53 am
Arsenal won a plate #sincearsenalwonatrophy


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on August 10, 2014, 10:56 am
I think I fell asleep during that match. Although that may have been because I was up since 6am. Great strike from Giroud though.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on August 10, 2014, 11:05 am
As far as meaningless games, that was as promising as I could have asked for. Not for the result since, you know, questionable-strength sides and all, but seeing the way the new guys are bedding in with teammates has me salivating. Also, Ramsey's dribbling today was delightful. He showed flashes last year like the Norwich goal:

(http://37.media.tumblr.com/bcde682d28c2ef06e63ee611e32c83bf/tumblr_muxcctDLtd1sj36hjo1_400.gif)

But the first 60 minutes of the game he was just repeatedly going around and through guys with a regularity that is new to his game, and if it stays in his game, will make me a very happy boy.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on August 16, 2014, 08:37 am
more like louis van LOL amirite


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on August 16, 2014, 08:41 am
HURRRRRRRRRR MAN UNITED ARE BACK DURRRRRRRRRR THEY'RE CONTENDERS THIS YEAR BLUUUUUUUUURGH ROONEY WILL BE TOP SCORER GUUUUUUUUUUUUH


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on August 16, 2014, 12:08 pm
I must say, defending set pieces is not really Arsenal's Brede-and-butter.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on August 25, 2014, 04:00 pm
HURRRRRRRRRR LIVERPOOL ARE BACK DURRRRRRRRRR THEY'RE CONTENDERS THIS YEAR BLUUUUUUUUURGH STURRIDGE WILL BE TOP SCORER GUUUUUUUUUUUUH


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on August 26, 2014, 07:00 pm
Sepp Blatter is the subject of an amazing profile piece (http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fifas-sepp-blatter-profile-reads-like-north-korean-propaganda.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fifas-sepp-blatter-profile-reads-like-north-korean-propaganda), guys. He's just so great.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: CestMoi on August 26, 2014, 07:07 pm
Manchester United lost 4:0 to thieving League 1 bastards MK Dons in the League Cup and as much as I hate MK Dons I could not be happier.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on August 26, 2014, 08:26 pm
Looks like Man Utd went to all that trouble to get Van Gaal four nothing.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on August 26, 2014, 11:53 pm
Aww, man, I had an online replay open in another tab to watch tomorrow then went out bowling with my friend and forgot when I got back leading me to open this thread. Normally this is where I'd be cursing myself for spoiling things like an idiot by coming in here before watching, but instead all my brain can focus on is hahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahaahah


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: CestMoi on August 27, 2014, 05:43 am
(http://giant.gfycat.com/DefenselessOptimalGrackle.gif)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: jimbob on August 27, 2014, 02:54 pm
The MK wage bill is less that the Di Maria wage bill.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on August 27, 2014, 04:36 pm
(http://media2.giphy.com/media/qlm4uBz91ZOko/giphy.gif)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on August 28, 2014, 12:03 pm
Last year, City draw Bayern and CSKA.

This year, City draw... Bayern and CSKA.

Oh, and Roma to boot. I guess it was too easy for us last year or something.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on August 31, 2014, 03:18 am
At the risk of setting myself up for a nasty fall this afternoon: Super impressed by Man United, impressed by their ability to bounce back and get a draw against Burnley after the MK Dons match. Also:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA AHAHAHAHAHA AHAHAHAHA WELL DONE STOKE!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on August 31, 2014, 01:38 pm
WHAT A GLORIOUS WEEKEND FOR FOOTBALL!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on September 16, 2014, 03:41 pm
Congratulations to Liverpool FC on their incredible defeat of the mighty Ludogorets. Truly, a night of European football equal to Istanbul.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on September 19, 2014, 06:07 am
At least we won our first match.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on September 19, 2014, 08:15 am
Hahahahahahahahaha, ahahahahahahahahaha

(http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/blatter-ethics-650x237.png)

Wait let's seriously dispppppfffffffffffffffffffhahahaha ahahahahaha aha ahahahahahaha

He does have a point though, it's impppppffffffffffffahahahahahahahahaha JESUS CHRIST DUDE


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: jimbob on September 19, 2014, 01:58 pm
can't the simon wiesenthal centre do something about him


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Joey on September 20, 2014, 11:00 am
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

ZIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLL


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on September 21, 2014, 11:05 am
LEICESTER I LOVE YOU


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on September 21, 2014, 11:46 am
Frank Lampard has scored against Chelsea WHAT IS HAPPENING


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on September 21, 2014, 11:46 am
MY MIND I CANT EVEN


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on September 21, 2014, 09:27 pm
WHAT A GLORIOUS WEEKEND FOR FOOTBALL!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on September 21, 2014, 09:31 pm
Seriously though, if you consider the expected top seven, Arsenal had the absolute maximum points gain possible. Win for them, draw for City-Chelsea for maximum points lost, and losses all around for the rest. Just magical.

Also, hahahahaha, United. I assume everyone else who has United fans in their life has spent the prior week hearing about how they were totally world beaters now with their signings and one game against dumpster fire QPR was surely enough to prove it. On a side note, Leicester has themselves quite a fun little side. Everton, Chelsea, Arsenal and United all in their first five games and at the end of it they're sitting level on points with 6th-place City. Not bad for relegation fodder.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on September 22, 2014, 07:39 am
I'm not even upset that City drew with Chelsea. To cough up 4 goals against Leicester in the last 30 minutes of the game goes to show how far United have fallen since winning the trophy two seasons ago. And Liverpool look lost without Sturridge and Suarez. There's no real attacking threat at the moment.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on September 22, 2014, 10:33 am
Yeah, I mean we could just about manage without Suarez, but with Sturridge out, too? Forget it. I'm also worried about our midfield, the main problem being Gerrard looking really sluggish. A defensive midfielder who doesn't really defend is not ideal.

And speaking of not defending, our defense is absolute shit. Really too early in the season to say anything about where we'll end up, and lots of new players so I kind of expected us to struggle a bit but bloody hell, not this much. It's not looking good.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on September 22, 2014, 11:41 am
On the bright side, you're not United


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on September 22, 2014, 11:41 am
The Liverpool defense is pretty bad, but it's not, you know, Everton bad. It could always be worse, lak.

Who would have thought that a Southampton squad shorn of its best two defenders has the league's best GA stat? Never mind that they haven't played any of the big hitters apart from Liverpool. They were expected to go down this season but they're mixing it up well with the mid-table squads. This season has been amazing so far.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on September 22, 2014, 07:25 pm
I'm still not entirely convinced Southampton has any players left after this summer and that all these game "results" being reported aren't just a giant prank being played on me.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on September 23, 2014, 04:41 pm
Well, I think we just set a new league cup record for silliest penalty shootout.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on September 23, 2014, 04:44 pm
I was legitimately concerned it would never end, come on Boro, I need to sleep.

(good game)

(we should have won in the normal time, and you should have gotten clear in the extra)

(penalties should not go on forever)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on September 23, 2014, 05:50 pm
You have to say, Liverpool are truly tenacious and stubborn this season. They'll do just about anything to not win a game.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on September 24, 2014, 03:15 am
It's a little game they play, it's called "Let's make our fans sad, happy and worried as much as we can". They're very good at it.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on September 29, 2014, 06:45 pm
A short play, based on real events.

Hero's Friend
Why did you ignore my text's on Saturday?

Hero
You are an idiot and spoil games before Match
of the Day no matter how many times I tell
you not to say anything about any non-Arsenal
game. You have lost your Saturday evening
texting rights through your own actions.

Hero's Friend
There weren't any spoilers

Hero checks his texts, discovers it is a gif from the 84th minute of Manchester United vs. West Ham.

Hero JOs it hard.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: jimbob on September 29, 2014, 07:47 pm
needs more sex appeal


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on September 29, 2014, 08:15 pm
Fixed


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on September 29, 2014, 10:28 pm
pls link gif


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Joey on September 29, 2014, 11:47 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/hp8s04N.gif)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on September 30, 2014, 07:30 pm
It's nice that City's chances for Champions League progression are doomed just two games into the group stages.

Your move, Arsenal.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on October 01, 2014, 04:02 pm
It's early days, yet, but when we signed Welbeck I was glad we signed him and not Balotelli, who we also got linked with and cost the same, and felt that he had a real shot to Sturridge it and move from a top club where he was buried behind vets to another one where he had a clearer shot to the pitch and really flourish. Now that I've watched him for a month, and with the obvious caveat he'll need to keep it up for the long haul, it's a really encouraging start. He has fit in so smoothly, and while he's still a bit raw, when you see the potential he has I get really excited thinking about him developing under a manager who has a bit of a knack for turning raw talents into lethal strikers.

Meanwhile, Rooney, RVP and Falcao didn't score any goals today.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: TeddyMiles on October 02, 2014, 09:54 am
Balotelli sucks. Too arrogant.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on October 02, 2014, 02:27 pm
Well, it's the same problem he's always had. Whether he's arrogant or too prone to mood swings or whatever you want to call it, he's not living up to his full potential and who knows if he ever will.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on October 02, 2014, 02:51 pm
More like BaloSMELLY

But yeah, that was basically my reasoning. Given the choice, and to a limited extent since obviously it would be different if Welbeck didn't also have loads of physical gifts of his own that just don't quite match Mario's, I'll take the less-gifted guy who you never have to doubt the commitment of from game-to-game. A slumping player who can't make it work no matter what he tries is insanely frustrating, but man, players who will just completely check out on a game are the quickest path to making a game not fun for me to watch.

EDIT - Two other notes. It continues to annoy me how much I enjoy Gary Neville the commentator. It just dawned on me that with the home-and-home's in D being Arsenal-Anderlecht, which should get 6 points, and BvB-Gala, where the krauts should at least get 4, if Arsenal don't Arsenal things the group is well set up to be advanced through four games, with just top seeding to play for. I could really use that kind of relaxed setting.

Queue Anderlecht win at the Emirates.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on October 02, 2014, 03:01 pm
By the way, Man United are doing well this year. I haven't seen them lose a single Champions League match!

(http://i.imgur.com/uPctgfJ.gif)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: jimbob on October 02, 2014, 03:03 pm
Whichever of spurs and everton gets knocked out of europa sooner will finish the premiership higher


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on October 02, 2014, 07:36 pm
I love Balotelli, but I'm also glad he's no longer at City. He's like an old Italian sports car in that he's gonna be unreliable and infuriating most of the time, but when things do manage to finally click he's absolutely incredible.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on October 14, 2014, 09:05 am
Fun-and-Surprising Fact: Arsenal currently have 11 first-team players injured, and somehow Abou Diaby is not one of them.

In other news, the new physio regime brought in to solve the Arsenal injury problem is sure off to a blinding-good start. That is to say I'm pretty sure it's a matter of time before they somehow manage to accidentally blind any player we have who is any good.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on October 19, 2014, 09:28 am
QPR have scored more goals for Liverpool this season than Balotelli.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on October 22, 2014, 03:38 pm
Just the way we drew it up.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on October 22, 2014, 03:43 pm
UP THE MIGHTY LUDOGORETS


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on October 23, 2014, 02:44 pm
Lamela's rabona shot from 20 yards out (https://vine.co/v/OheFAdnFPlF)

So that's what 30 million pounds gets you, apparently.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: raknade on October 23, 2014, 04:15 pm
Am I the only person who has never heard the word "rabona" before?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on October 25, 2014, 10:23 am
I miss the good old days when Lee Cattermole was out with a long-term injury


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on November 02, 2014, 10:30 am
AGUEROOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on November 04, 2014, 08:16 am
Football fans: The dumbest people on earth? (https://metro.co.uk/2014/11/03/liverpool-fan-plots-brendan-rodgers-out-airplane-banner-for-chelsea-clash-4932794/)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on November 04, 2014, 09:19 am
Well if Manchester United fans have done it then surely it's a great idea.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on November 04, 2014, 10:42 am
I'm sick of airplane banners over football stadiums in general. The first time someone did it it was kinda funny I guess, but now every idiot with an opinion wants an airplane banner to be flown over a stadium. Just fucking stop it, please, it's not funny and the whole "RODGERS OUT" campaign is idiotic. Ugh.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on November 05, 2014, 07:23 pm
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE IS THE GREATEST LEAGUE IN THE WORLD HELL YEAH FUCKIN RIGHT


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on November 06, 2014, 03:23 am
It really isn't, you know.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on November 06, 2014, 06:43 am
Clearly you didn't see Chelsea picking up that quality road point. Successful midweek, England.

So, Alexis Sanchez is awesome, guys. Like, so awesome and I love him. I knew I'd enjoy him as a player after liking him all World Cup, but I didn't notice just how rad he was until he was doing it for Arsenal, and seeing him out there it pretty clearly defined why 1) Arsene was willing to let a just-need-to-dot-the-i's Higuain die on the vine for a chance at Suarez 2) Arsene passed on Fabregas and opted to spend roughly the same amount on Sanchez instead. He wanted a pest up top, and while it took him an extra summer to land one, he was pretty bang-on that it was what we needed most in that half of the field.

Obviously his scoring and dynamism with the ball is rad and all, but holy shit, his pestering in the offensive half is just an absolute joy to watch. Watching the games it feels like nearly every odd-man break we get is the result of Sanchez buzzing around the head of some poor sap trying to just move the ball out of his own half and hey when did you get there give that back to me I was playing with that you bully. I've seen a couple people marvel at how Arsenal are still in 4th and right on City's tail despite a mix of a comical amount of injuries even by their standard, and the poor form of several key players, and the explanation is almost entirely "Well, yeah, but they have Alexis."

Also, them rolled-up shorts.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on November 08, 2014, 02:12 pm
Two things:
1) Costa is a piece of shit. Pushing players, yelling at them for going down and then acting all innocent, whining to the ref. Gross.

2) REF FOR FUCK'S SAKE IT DOESN'T MATTER THAT HIS HAND WAS KINDA CLOSE TO HIS TORSO CAUSE HE WAS FUCKING LEANING INTO IT ENOUGH THAT HE FELL OVER SO HE BASICALLY MADE A REALLY GOOD SAVE HOW THE FUCK IS THAT NOT A PENALTY AND ALSO WHY DID CHELSEA GET TO HANDLE THE BALL BEFORE THEIR FIRST GOAL WHAT'S UP WITH THAT THIS IS BULLSHIT AND I FUCKING HATE IT WHY ARE YOU SO SHIT AT YOUR JOB REF FOR FUCK'S SAKE


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on November 08, 2014, 05:28 pm
Some City fans are screaming for Manuel Pellegrini's head even though we have 2 more points than we did at this point last season.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on November 08, 2014, 05:29 pm
Basically I think we should all become Southampton fans


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on November 09, 2014, 06:23 am
Clyne and Bertrand are saving my shitty fantasy team. My shitty, shitty fantasy team.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: jimbob on November 09, 2014, 08:15 pm
hahahah tim howard might not be the best goalie, but he's the best goalie


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on November 10, 2014, 03:39 am
Can't stop laughing at Callum, he almost makes Johnson look competent. He has no business playing right back!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on November 21, 2014, 03:56 pm
I follow the Championship through The Football League Show, and whenever a thoroughly unremarkable team I'd rooted for to stay up in the Prem for several seasons goes down it takes me a little time to remember I don't really have actual affinity for them so much as I was rooting for the likes of Pardew or Stoke to be relegated. This leads to me, nearly every season, realizing after weeks and weeks of rooting for a struggling former Prem side to get some points and climb out of the Championship drop zone that "wait, a minute, I don't give a shit about you guys. If anything, you're a 'big club' at this level." For Birmingham I had this same problem amnesia style several years running.

So anyhow, big ups to Wigan this week for making sure I don't have to worry about accidentally rooting for them anymore.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on November 21, 2014, 04:37 pm
All the goodwill they had after they won the FA Cup is just about gone.

haha


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on November 21, 2014, 05:03 pm
I'd say it was just about gone when they hired the racist shitbag, and looooooooooong gone when the owner came out and told us all how sorry we should feel about being mean to the shitbag for no good reason.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: jimbob on November 21, 2014, 08:47 pm
Mackay seems penitent and Whelan is just an ancient arsehole


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Joey on November 22, 2014, 03:08 pm
giroud back and scoring!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on November 25, 2014, 04:25 pm
Goddamn City are so dire in Europe, but that's not to take anything away from Bayern are incredible. 10 Bayern players are better than 11 City players, and that's not even including the likes of Lahm, Muller, or Schweinsteiger.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on November 25, 2014, 05:29 pm
I LOVE AGUERO FOREVER


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on November 26, 2014, 03:28 pm
Guys! Guys! GUYS! Mjøndalen beat Brann 3-0 tonight (4-1 aggregate) and will be playing in Tippeligaen next year! This is HUGE!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on November 26, 2014, 04:41 pm
Speaking of underdogs...

UP THE MIGHTY LUDOGORETS


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on November 27, 2014, 03:45 am
:'(


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on December 06, 2014, 02:32 pm
#PrayForAguero


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: jimbob on December 07, 2014, 11:13 am
fuck aguero, pray that those mank arseholes don't kick the shit out of any more poor 35-year-olds


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on December 08, 2014, 03:30 am
Guys, football is bullshit. This thread is now about cross-country skiing.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on December 09, 2014, 04:45 pm
CAN YOU BELIEVE COWALCZYK WHINING IN THE PAPERS AGAIN, SHE IS THE MOST UNLIKABLE CROSS COUNTRY SKIER SINCE GODDAMN MÜHLEGG


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on December 09, 2014, 04:59 pm
Don't be sad, laktose. I'm sure Liverpool will get another crack at the Champions League next season.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on December 09, 2014, 05:26 pm
what is liverpool what is champions league i am here to talk about cross country skiing


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on December 10, 2014, 03:52 am
Seriously though the red card was probably okay, it seemed very harsh because of Safari's overly dramatic display. I mean I've had my nose broken without falling down, a finger to the cheek shouldn't hurt that much and I think it'd been a booking if he hadn't milked it for all it's worth. Then again, Markovic, the big dumb idiot shitheap, shouldn't have given him the chance. He went past him, why on earth WOULD HE DO THAT, YOU HEAR ME MARKOVIC YOU SHITTY FUCKING IDIOT PISSBUCKET AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.

Anyway, we got what we deserved for not even trying to play football until it was too late. Some people question Rodgers' team selection, which is fair enough, but this season we've seen 11 lazy millionaires ruining a lawn week after week, barely even trying, so it's kind of stupid to think it's all his fault. This season is going to get worse. We've got bloody Man United on Sunday.

What a free kick by Gerrard, though.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on December 10, 2014, 09:21 am
Was it the cheek he caught it on, because if so, man that's one of those "it can be a  foul and a dive at the same time" kind of things. I was watching online so it wasn't super clear but I thought he grazed the eye, in which case flail away 'cause fuck that hurts. But yeah, the Liverpool guy is still a total dumbshit for swinging his arm out either way.

Also, Aaron Ramsey did this:

(http://33.media.tumblr.com/cb7e8cfca09a0b5acb743ef87a9b4996/tumblr_ngc69aGeVi1sj36hjo1_400.gif)

I loved it the first few times I saw it but it was only after I realized he couldn't even put his foot through it but actually hit it with one of those "smack the ball as I'm planting the leg" shots that I realized how rad it was. So rad, in fact, it made Sanogo see ghosts (https://vine.co/v/OrxHlIbx5Q1/). I'm pretty sure he actually shakes his head and says "no" at the end.

EDIT: New thing I just noticed, he actually is moving backwards to get into position, too. Hot damn, that is a beauty.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on December 15, 2014, 11:27 am
Last year, City draw Bayern and CSKA.

This year, City draw... Bayern and CSKA.

The deja vu continues. We played Barca in the Round of 16 last year and we're playing them in the Round of 16 again. This is SO LAME, GUYS


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on December 23, 2014, 11:10 am
So anybody paying attention knows that even by Arsenal standards this has been a hilarious year of everybody being broken for us, but Arseblog got curious and actually put together a list of all our long-term-injured players and their games available/total Arsenal games. Of the first choice eleven, six of the players we'd ideally be starting have missed more games than they've played (four of those by a 2:1 ratio or higher!) and a seventh, Ramsey, is currently expected to be out quite a ways yet so fingers crossed he can tip his numbers in that direction, too.

Even if you account for Giroud and Debuchy being freak breaks and not muscle injuries, Arsenal have officially become parodies of themselves this year. I'm curious how bad of an injury crisis it would take to actually maybe convince somebody that nobody else seems to always have half the squad on the sidelines with muscle tweaks and maybe we aren't managing our players' fitness super well and should consider looking into that.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on December 23, 2014, 04:42 pm
maybe we aren't managing our players' fitness super well and should consider looking into that.

This really isn't even news anymore. The funny thing is that the media keeps going on about van Gaal's injury problems at Man Utd even though they've probably lost fewer player-games than Arsenal this year because injuries never used to be a problem at Utd.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on December 29, 2014, 09:18 am
Arsenal were the only team in the top 7 to take full points yesterday. Alternatively, Fat Sam was the only manager in the top 7 to not take any points. Either way, there's something for everyone to enjoy, really.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on December 30, 2014, 03:16 am
BACK TO BACK WINS AND SCORING MORE THAN ONE GOAL ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on December 30, 2014, 04:19 pm
Arsenal has a little 17-year-old dude in our youth team who is very highly rated and has shown a lot of promise in his first-team cameos. Today he got his US citizenship and began the process of switching from Germany at the youth level to the US at senior level. This will be very convenient because now I get to watch my club's fanbase and my nation's fanbase crush a player under the weight of expectation without the hassle of needing two players.

I will be contributing to the unfair expectations in both cases.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on January 10, 2015, 04:48 pm
The Mexico U-20s had a rad celebration today.

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--GTEM8-90--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/wnpsx7sm7zjpxpuv3dbn.gif)

Presumably those are all horrible people, and I wish them nothing but sadness for the remainder of their international careers.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on January 10, 2015, 04:52 pm
Coordinated celebrations pretty much always make me cringe. Look at those dumb jerks.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on January 18, 2015, 03:39 pm
footie is dumb

im watching lacrosse


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on January 18, 2015, 05:23 pm
me irl right now

(http://giant.gfycat.com/NecessarySoggyArchaeocete.gif)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on January 18, 2015, 10:09 pm
Seriously though Arsenal played a really well-disciplined game. Aguero barely saw the ball and Silva couldn't find any pockets of space to exploit. It also didn't help that Navas is just god-awful at possession football. Couldn't complete a cross to save his life, but that's because Arsenal threw everyone back.

You wonder why Arsene can't get his guys to play like this more often.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on January 18, 2015, 11:25 pm
I think it's a combination of a few things. First of all is having the defensive pairing back together and a few games into the reunion to shake the rust off. The two of them pair so well, with Kos' pace to cover for Mertesacker and Mertesacker's excellent positioning and instincts to cover when Kos gets over-adventurous. When either gets paired with another of our CB options (particularly given most of them are really LB/RB options) it has an extra big impact on our central quality because besides the step-down in quality from them to the backup, the backup then also lacks that synergy where their strength perfectly covers the other's weaknesses, so even the one staying in the line-up looks worse.

Then you throw in getting healthy on top it, the lessons learned from last year's road shitshow, and using a couple guys in Ramsey and Cazorla for the non-DM central roles who are willing to absolutely run their socks off and get stuck in all over the pitch and you get the kind of performance more like Arsenal of 2013, as opposed to the goal-leaking calamity of the past year.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on January 18, 2015, 11:32 pm
I was really nervous for this game because it was going to be the first good indicator of Arsenal's ability in some home-and-homes with big sides in Europe. It's been clear since about September we weren't going to win the league, and I've never really lost confidence that ultimately we'll shake out above United and Southampton once we started getting players back and stringing together wins. So, the real rooting interests are the FA Cup, and more fun, Champions League, since even though the competition is so much higher the format is suited to merely good teams winning it, like Chelsea the year they came sixth. Our team on paper should be good enough to have a chance in any tie, and while it will almost certainly still mean needing upsets in the final three rounds, that's still just five good games. A dire showing here would have really dampened that, but a 2-0 at City is the kind of result to go "on our day, we can get a result on anyone," and keep hoping for the very unlikely, but not impossible, Cup run.

Cue losing to Monaco.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on January 18, 2015, 11:41 pm
Fuck Monaco. Finishing first in their group after scoring just 4 goals despite conceding only 1 is bullshit.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on January 24, 2015, 12:24 pm
I don't even care that City got knocked out of the FA Cup by Boro. It's an amazing weekend when somehow Man Utd drawing at League Two Cambridge United isn't even the most embarrassing result of the lot. What the hell happened at Chelsea?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on January 24, 2015, 03:34 pm
I'm guessing the Premier League players agreed among themselves that they couldn't be arsed with the FA Cup. City, Chelsea, Southampton, Spurs; all out.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on January 24, 2015, 07:59 pm
Couldnt be arsed, or couldn't stand up to the goal machine football titan that is Middlesbrough FC, yes.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on January 25, 2015, 12:15 am
It is pretty crazy that three really good squads and also Spurs all lost today.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on January 26, 2015, 08:27 pm
Zlatan doesn't even know who you are, bro (http://screamer.deadspin.com/zlatan-ibrahimovic-doesnt-even-know-who-you-are-bro-1681772243?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+deadspin%2Ffull+%28Deadspin%29&utm_content=Netvibes)

Also, DOWN THE BORO


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on January 27, 2015, 11:22 am
ON THE CONTRARY, UP THE BORO


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on January 27, 2015, 04:37 pm
Diego Costa is just out there trying to end careers, twice this match he's stamped down on an opponent's ankles. What makes me think it wasn't by accident? Well:

1) It's Diego Costa
2) He looks down every time before he puts his foot down
3) It's Diego Costa

I want him to never play football again. What a disgusting shitbird.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on January 28, 2015, 04:52 pm
I know it's not good to judge a book by its cover, but the fact that he has all the aggression and brutality of a Paleolithic caveman doesn't surprise me.

On another note, I still cannot believe Spurs got Christian Eriksen last year for £11.5 million when they spent more than twice that for the likes of Lamela and Soldado. He was on par with them in terms of skill before he arrived and he's proven to be far more important since.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on February 01, 2015, 10:43 am
STURRIDGE IS BACK! After 5 months of injury he comes on, plays for thirteen minutes and BAM! I've missed that stupid dance so much! Also good to see Coutinho working his magic and Sterling worrying defenders as usual.

Sterling, Coutinho and Sturridge doing their thing, the defense looking like they actually want to win matches again, the midfield working hard and getting things right... This spring will be okay, I think.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on February 02, 2015, 10:01 am
Cue Sturridge taking a knock next weekend and Lak returning to drink.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on February 11, 2015, 01:52 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10389148_10153123161953028_672854915771650217_n.jpg?oh=21f297799a232e4ad319720182aa5627&oe=554DDFF6&__gda__=1435483548_fe226601d5544168dce09c664780a19c)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on February 11, 2015, 08:24 pm
Shouldn't be extraordinary for him. I'm sure Liverpool fans are used to eating their own shit all the time.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on February 12, 2015, 11:44 am
whoah, shots fired


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on February 18, 2015, 09:36 am
Just kidding. Nobody can be bad as those Chelsea fans in Paris (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/chelsea/11420015/Chelsea-fan-in-Paris-claims-black-passenger-was-pushed-off-train-for-being-a-PSG-fan.html)

Quote
A chant of "We're racist and that's the way we like it" is clearly audible on the video, but McCoy contended it was not about the passenger.

He added: "That song was about John Terry. The only words I know is 'he's a racist, he's a racist' and I don't know the rest."

Asked why that song was sung at that moment, he said: "I'm not sure. I didn't sing it."

Yes, what a wonderfully serendipitous time to sing arguably the dumbest terrace chant in the history of terrace chants. It was a complete coincidence, I'm sure.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on February 18, 2015, 10:05 am
Yeah that is just extra strength awful. Fucking gross garbage idiots.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on February 21, 2015, 11:32 am
Watching Arsenal the past month has been like being in bizarro world for me. There seems to be a general consensus we have no clear #1 keeper or even that it should be Ospina, and it's like I'm the only one who sees him constantly flapping at balls and parrying ones he should easily hold onto. He's a great shot-stopper but he is borderline shambolic at everything else. Meanwhile Szzzzny was the golden gloves winner last season. It is thoroughly confusing to me.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Joey on February 21, 2015, 11:58 am
he is super punchy, and what the hell was he thinking with that jump over per on the edge of the box? after which he was pretty stagnant for half an hour, not an altogether convincing performance today for him to keep #1


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on February 25, 2015, 04:56 pm
Monaco did to Arsenal what Arsenal did to City at the Etihad.

So by this logic, Monaco will destroy Barcelona with ultra-counter-attacking footie.

Get your bets in. You heard it here first.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on March 01, 2015, 08:53 am
Okay so I'm just sitting here with a raging hardon right now. Fucking hell, if Everton can do their job today things are really looking up!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on March 01, 2015, 09:22 am
I'm not even mad at Liverpool. If you're gonna win, might as well be through goals like those.

But yeah City are poop these days. Choke off Silva and Toure and pressure our horrifically-organized defense and you TOO can beat us.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on March 01, 2015, 09:32 am
I'm a bit surprised at Kompany, to be honest. And thrilled to see Sterling steamrolling him, that was pretty funny.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on March 01, 2015, 09:49 am
He hasn't been the same since his injury. He's lost a lot of pace and so he's been backing off on players or hacking a clearance early (and missing) so he's not forced to run much.

I thought Sterling wasn't City's problem. It was Coutinho. He's so fun to watch when he's on form. Could easily be the PL's best attacking mid if he was consistent.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on March 01, 2015, 10:03 am
He's had a great run lately, he's always been fun to watch when he's on form but his consistency has improved, and adding goals to his game is the icing on the cake. I love that little magician!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on March 07, 2015, 10:06 pm
In his first game for Toronto FC, Jozy Altidore has scored more goals (2) than his entire stay at Sunderland (1).


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on March 10, 2015, 04:42 pm
Holy shit Schalke

I think they just won me over as a new supporter.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Joey on March 14, 2015, 03:44 pm
between schalke's greatness in madrid and psg's less awful than chelsea's awful, good week for champion league


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on March 18, 2015, 12:05 pm
Come on City. England is counting on you. Be patriotic, you bunch of well-paid foreigners.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on March 18, 2015, 04:14 pm
Still Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1) - those are the worst patriotic Englishmen I've ever seen.




Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on March 18, 2015, 05:12 pm
Holy fuck, Joe Hart sure knows how to go down in a blaze of patriotic glory. That was one of the best goalkeeping performances I've ever witnessed.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on March 22, 2015, 09:34 am
Wow nice little cameo there from Gerrard.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on March 22, 2015, 01:25 pm
what a fucking idiot


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on March 22, 2015, 01:32 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/hCYAV7S.png)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on April 12, 2015, 11:58 am
How the hell are we in a top 4 race with Liverpool? When did that happen? What did I miss?


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Joey on April 13, 2015, 02:12 pm
2015


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on April 15, 2015, 10:01 am
Jurgen Klopp will resign from Borussia Dortmund on July 1, but more importantly his announcement today helped produce one of the best liveblogs I've read in some time (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/arsenal/11537367/Jurgen-Klopp-quits-Borussia-Dortmund-live.html) (scroll to the bottom and read up).


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Aceaz on April 29, 2015, 02:28 am
Holy shit, Bayern Munich can't take penalties. (http://streamable.com/rzir)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on April 30, 2015, 08:34 am
I am really upset the media is ruling out a 20 goal swing in the final day of the championship to allow Boro to get automatic promotion. #BigMediaAgenda


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: raknade on April 30, 2015, 12:05 pm
Hey Gale, I was at Fulham Middlesbrough last week and it was awesome.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on May 24, 2015, 11:59 am
Stoke really made sure that Gerrard's last PL game would be unforgettable.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on May 25, 2015, 12:17 pm
Kill all canarys.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Joey on May 30, 2015, 01:37 pm
(http://s1.ibtimes.com/sites/www.ibtimes.com/files/styles/v2_article_large/public/2015/05/30/2015-05-30t174204z_76009324_mt1aci13775599_rtrmadp_3_soc.jpg?itok=Kd4lQOOZ)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on May 30, 2015, 03:51 pm
Messi, that's enough. We get it. You're amazing. (http://gfycat.com/CoarseNeatBlobfish)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on August 09, 2015, 12:08 pm
COUTINHO


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Joey on August 09, 2015, 01:41 pm
it is good of arsenal to let everyone who thought they would win the league know otherwise right off

but seriously giroud should have been taken off after he looked knocked out, what the hell, team staff (also playing sanchez way too early, come on, be better) that was way worse seeing that than the game


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Joey on August 09, 2015, 01:42 pm
make all these new rules for dealing with head injuries then uggghhh


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on September 12, 2015, 11:11 am
NACHO NACHO MAN

I WANT TO BE A NACHO MAN


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on September 12, 2015, 01:48 pm
jesus fucking christ i can't even find the words to describe how incredibly boring the first half was and how awful we were for the entire match. great goal by benteke though


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on September 12, 2015, 02:04 pm
That Benteke goal was ridiculously great. It's almost a shame Martial had to go and do what he did because Benteke's goal should be the one to remember


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on September 26, 2015, 04:41 pm
That Daniel Sturridge fellow seems okay.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on October 04, 2015, 12:54 pm
Aguero scores 5

Mourinho continues the greatest mental breakdown of all time

United are hammered by Arsenal

Rodgers is sacked


What a great weekend for football


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on October 08, 2015, 06:07 pm
wait jürgen where are you going

don't go there


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on October 09, 2015, 03:32 am
Codespyder was Piers Morgan all along.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on October 17, 2015, 08:36 am
KLOPP OUT


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on November 07, 2015, 03:21 pm
Chelsea lose 1-0 at Stoke to slip to a seventh defeat in 12 Premier League matches and drop to 16th place (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34686371).

I really shouldn't gloat over Chelsea's woes  -  we've all been there  -  but fucking hell it's great to think of Mourinho squirming and sulking.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on November 07, 2015, 07:37 pm
I really shouldn't gloat over Chelsea's woes

It's okay, no one here is a Chelsea fan.


WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on November 21, 2015, 02:20 pm
STERLING, WHAT'S THE SCORE


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on November 21, 2015, 04:13 pm
at least aguero scored a nice goal

don't take that away from me IT'S ALL I HAVE


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on November 21, 2015, 06:50 pm
It was okay I guess, it was no SLOVAK SCREAMER but it was okay.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on November 29, 2015, 09:55 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/KpI5xRi.jpg)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on December 03, 2015, 01:38 pm
Sturridge and Origi are okay I GUESS


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on December 06, 2015, 12:49 pm
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admitted his team might not be able to qualify for next season's Champions League after losing 1-0 at home to Bournemouth (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35016312).

Beating the mighty Bournemouth on Chelsea's home turf was just too big an ask. My heart bleeds for Mourinho, it really does.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on December 06, 2015, 12:59 pm
Eat a big bag of turds you shitneck linesman idiot.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on December 06, 2015, 01:00 pm
Wait, sorry, ASSISTANT REFEREE


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on December 08, 2015, 04:36 pm
WHAT A GLORIOUS DAY FOR FOOTBALL


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on December 15, 2015, 03:22 pm
Leicester City 2 Chelsea 1; Jose Mourinho thinks he was betrayed by his players (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35098712).

This is now Act 2 of a greek tragedy. You know, the one where the Portuguese bloke is right and everyone else is wrong, but he ends up murdering everyone and having sex with a horse anyway.



Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on December 15, 2015, 04:37 pm
Poor Diego Costa. He would much rather choose getting murdered.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on December 26, 2015, 11:56 am
What a day for footie! Chelsea and Man United still hilarious, and we beat the mighty Leicester!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on December 26, 2015, 02:06 pm
Welcome to the club, 'tose. It remains bafflingly exclusive


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on December 27, 2015, 08:26 am
So many hilarious results. So very hilarious.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on December 27, 2015, 10:01 am
can we join you guys too


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Joey on December 29, 2015, 05:18 pm
lol nope


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Joey on December 30, 2015, 02:16 am
also WOOOOOO TOP OF THE LEAGUE AT NEW YEARS

end the season now pls


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on December 30, 2015, 10:15 pm
THERE IS NO POSSIBLE WAY THIS CAN GO WRONG!!!!!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on December 30, 2015, 10:17 pm
Also, big ups to Arsenal for being calendar champs for the second time in three years, and still finding the time to sandwich an absolute garbage year in between them to waste the great start one season and great finish the other (also, a garbage start to the 2012-2013 to waste that awesome half-season, too) and ensure they didn't do anything silly like actually win the league during that period.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on January 02, 2016, 10:52 am
Half-time at all six of the 3pm fixtures and there's only been one goal.

And yes, that goal was against Aston Villa. Good guess. Well done, you.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on March 02, 2016, 05:49 pm
(http://abload.de/img/5_17bss1f.gif)

Perfect.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on April 14, 2016, 05:00 pm
WHAT A FUCKING MATCH EH


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on April 15, 2016, 01:13 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/WX7Ykeq.png)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on May 15, 2016, 11:19 am
ST TOTTERINGHAM'S DAY LIVES ON


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: codespyder on May 15, 2016, 11:19 am
And I'm sad that United fans were forced to stay away from Old Trafford out of fear.

I'd rather they choose to stay away from Old Trafford out of boredom


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on May 15, 2016, 12:42 pm
ST TOTTERINGHAM'S DAY LIVES ON

5-1 !

5 bloody 1!

We just gave up on the past 3 games.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Joey on May 15, 2016, 01:36 pm
hahahahahahahahaha

thank you arsenal, for at least ending that sad season with a hilarious last day's result


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Joey on May 15, 2016, 01:41 pm
sorry for your loss wibblewobble


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on May 22, 2016, 11:09 am
Whereas I am not, because Joey is nicer than I am.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on June 21, 2016, 04:27 pm
So, the missed penalty for Spain is kinda costly. We are now guaranteed a team will get to play for its first ever major trophy, since every European team who has ever won the Euro or the World Cup either no longer exists, failed to qualify, or is one of the five teams already slotted into the bottom half of the knockouts. Come on, you minnows!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on June 22, 2016, 03:45 pm
Ireland scores against Italy, with 5 minutes to go, 1-0, can they hold on? After Wales doing the business the other day, this is insane.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Joey on June 27, 2016, 04:02 pm
ICELAND!!!


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on June 27, 2016, 05:31 pm
Who knew they were #VoteLeave


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on June 28, 2016, 02:28 pm
Before the match even started I knew, I just knew, that England would somehow be able to lose to a country with a population about the same as Bromley.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on June 28, 2016, 02:30 pm
Never underestimate Englands ability to be fucking awful in an international tournament.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on July 22, 2016, 11:43 am
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/wibster/ALLARDYCE_zpstyia56mm.jpg)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Mr Gale on July 23, 2016, 01:01 pm
Well, I guess I cant fault the logic of finding someone whos specialty is saving crappy teams from relegation


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Joey on August 13, 2016, 12:16 pm
as hull become the first promoted team in 4 years to win their opener, leicester become the first premier league champs to lose the first of the next season.

hull to win premier league 16/17 ??


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on August 15, 2016, 06:50 pm
So, turns out when your first choice striker and center half are both out due to rest, and your second choice striker and second & third choice center halves are out due to being Arsenal players, maybe it's not a great idea to not bring in anyone to replace them. In fairness, there was no way to foresee starting two 20 year olds as the core of your defense going wrong. None whatsoever.

But hey, we're gonna prolly save a good 2-million on the fees by waiting to deadline day, so what's 5 or 6 points dropped in the interim when weighed against that?

*sigh*


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on August 16, 2016, 10:04 am
Walcott seems promising, though. Certainly a talent to keep an eye on.

Also COOOOUUUUUTIIIIINHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on September 27, 2016, 02:35 pm
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/wibster/AllyOut_zpsh2vdyihw.jpg)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: jimbob on September 28, 2016, 04:57 pm
RIP sweet prince


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: jimbob on November 02, 2016, 12:11 pm
The Man U curse of mediocrity is beautiful. I'm loving Zlatan's goal drought.




Love the choice of cut off. Ta, MoTD

(http://i.imgur.com/bChjd6X.png)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Wibblewobble on April 30, 2017, 12:50 pm
2017 St Totteringham's Day - Cancelled. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39682885)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on May 02, 2017, 09:58 am
i can't stop jerking off to this i just can't please help me i can't stop (https://my.mixtape.moe/hclyrg.mp4)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: laktose on May 21, 2017, 01:21 pm
Top 4 finish, above Arsenal and United. I can live with that.


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: SteelFan714 on May 27, 2017, 09:07 pm
Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Also, a moment to reflect on the end of a legendary career. My phone is being a butt so I can't find some of the other highlights I'd love to share, and any help is appreciated, but for now one final thank you for the memories to Mr. John Terry

(http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/768409/2yls1gm.gif)


Title: Re: FOOTIE
Post by: Melancholic Goat on May 28, 2017, 06:29 am
I still reckon that was a dive, after he realised he didn't have the legs to catch him.

Good final yesterday, happy to see Arsenal get that Champion's League spot after all. What? Really? Oh dear.