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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:26 pm
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    Gatehawk wrote:Turns out the reason for Ronaldo being unhappy is because his father died on September 2nd, 2005.

    Ronaldo is unhappy because he has to play Barcelona 8 times a year and messi, xavi and iniesta repeatedly win awards over him.


    That and he is a red devil at heart. He will return for fergies last season.

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    There is no need to be a dumbass and think that everytime a player is upset it's purely soccer reasons that's the cause. Look it up and you'll see that this past Sunday was the anniversary of his father's death, you'd be pretty emotional too if you were playing a game on the anniversary of the death of someone you care about.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:31 pm
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    Smurf wrote:
    Gatehawk wrote:Turns out the reason for Ronaldo being unhappy is because his father died on September 2nd, 2005.

    Ronaldo is unhappy because he has to play Barcelona 8 times a year and messi, xavi and iniesta repeatedly win awards over him.


    That and he is a red devil at heart. He will return for fergies last season.

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    There is no need to be a dumbass and think that everytime a player is upset it's purely soccer reasons that's the cause. Look it up and you'll see that this past Sunday was the anniversary of his father's death, you'd be pretty emotional too if you were playing a game on the anniversary of the death of someone you care about.



    Don't be a dumb ass and think that his unhappiness is an isolated one time incident. 6 months after he got to Madrid he was linked to a return to Old Trafford.

    The dude is not as in love with Madrid as he thought he was.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:44 pm
  • Smurf wrote:Don't be a dumb ass and think that his unhappiness is an isolated one time incident. 6 months after he got to Madrid he was linked to a return to Old Trafford.

    The dude is not as in love with Madrid as he thought he was.


    Well your reason almost seems like you jumped to that conclusion from the first second you've heard of that. My reason is, at least to an extent, plausible.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:48 pm
  • gatehawk, do you never tire of making such an arse out of yourself?
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:02 pm
  • peachesenregalia wrote:gatehawk, do you never tire of making such an arse out of yourself?


    I don't know do you guys ever get tired of trying to make what I say sound like I'm talking out of my ass?
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:30 am
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    peachesenregalia wrote:gatehawk, do you never tire of making such an arse out of yourself?


    I don't know do you guys ever get tired of trying to make what I say sound like I'm talking out of my ass?


    We really don't have a lot to do with it, mate...
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:12 am
  • peachesenregalia wrote:We really don't have a lot to do with it, mate...


    you'd like to think that don't ya?
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:04 pm
  • International Break has finished time for the clubs to get back to action.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:52 am
  • Gatehawk wrote:International Break has finished time for the clubs to get back to action.


    Finally.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:31 am
  • While we're on the subject of the international break I might add my 2 cents worth. The South American qualification process is awesome. Every game is huge. These last 2 games that England have played have meant jack all. They were always going to thump Moldova and I'm sure that both England and Ukraine will be content with a draw as they'll both qualify from the group anyway. England now has games against San Marino, Poland, and Montenegro to come. The Poland game could mean something, but the others are pretty much exercises in not playing down to a lesser nation. I would be much more enthusiatic about international breaks if the games were more appealing. I like to theorise about possible improvements to sporting competitions, and the European World Cup Qualification is ripe for improvement.

    There are currently13 teams that make it through to the World Cup, beginning with 53 teams in 9 groups. I think it would be far better if, similar to the FA Cup the top, say, 12 teams get a free pass for the first round while the other 41 play in 8 groups of 5 or 6 with the top 2 from each group meeting the top-ranked sides in 7 groups of 4 until the final 13 emerge.

    That way there could still be international breaks but they could be spent playing games against Holland, Germany, France etc which would surely make for more competitive, match hardened, European sides at the World Cup itself. It'd probably make matches more meaningful for the likes of Moldova too.

    Despite being a keen England supporter, I had absolutely no inclination to watch the 2 friendlies during the week. My main interest in these first round games games is hoping that a)Spurs players don't get injured and b) Roy Hodgson gets the sack..
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:01 pm
  • I honestly think they could do without the International Break being 3 weeks into the season. Players always seem to get hurt during this break, mainly if they play for Arsenal. I got a bit freaked when I heard about Diaby's knock, but now it's looking like a really minor. Then there's players like RvP, who the team they play for really needs them to stay healthy. We're taking Van Gaal at his word about him, but this is the Van Persie everyone was expecting to show up all of last season, and now it's Man U's turn to bite their nails to the nub hoping he stays healthy, if he is healthy, at least until Rooney's fit again.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:25 am
  • United could just play without a striker like Arsenal are trying to do.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:00 pm
  • I think you have Arsenal mixed up with Chelsea.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:23 am
  • No, Chelsea are capable of winning trophies.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:35 am
  • I was referring to the strikers scoring.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:55 am
  • What do you mean Arsenal can't score without RvP? Ahahahahahahahaha!
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:29 pm
  • Liverpool FC= Notre Dame football


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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:41 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:Liverpool FC= Notre Dame football


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    True.


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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:02 pm
  • I've already lost interest, Simon. I don't know what it's going to take to make Liverpool significant again, but passing along the back 4 with 30 seconds left in a 1-1 game is not acceptable to me. United will beat us next week, and we'll be struggling to pull ourselves up into the mid table. Hopefully Rodgers can beginning turning things around next season. Suarez looked like the unhappiest man to ever score a goal.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:49 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:Liverpool FC= Notre Dame football

    Discuss...


    :lol:

    It's quite a good comparison actually. But for that equaliser today, Liverpool would've been in the bottom three. Even after four games, that is pretty shocking. And Liverpool won't be down there in 10-15 games time, but it's going to be a real test of the owners resolve if results keep up like this. How invested are they in the Rodgers project? You know - the Liverpool fans didn't much like the last lot of American owners. This lot running the club now are getting away with murder. What a terrible job so far - and if there's anyone who'll take Liverpool to new depths, it'll be these guys.

    As for Arsenal - they might not have any trophies, they may only have six against Southampton, but never doubt Wenger knows what he's doing.

    And the best bit of my day? Having the freedom to hammer QPR/Chelsea/Premier League/football on my radio show over that farce of a handshake drama today. What the hell? They even had commentators on national radio disecting who was shaking hands with who, who wasn't, which player patted John Terry on the back. FFS - grow up. Embarassing. Thank god for Chance Warmack restoring my faith in sport.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:29 pm
  • Arsenal are looking more and more for real each week. The next 2 weeks are definitely gonna tell us if they are going to contend this year in the Premier League. But I have no doubt in my mind that they can and should win a trophy this year.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:44 am
  • Good showing by QPR against Chelsea. Cesar is clearly an upgrade over Green. Now they just have to find a striker who knows how to find the net.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:54 am
  • Come On You Spurs!
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:56 am
  • 1-0 up at half time but this game should be out of sight. We've missed 3 or 4 great chances (The Sun et al will no doubt be claiming that these were all the fault of AVB tomorrow) and been moving the ball around nicely. Just need to be ruthless. Obviously, I really hope that these missed chances won't come back to bite us in the arse.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:45 am
  • Fantastic performance from us to kick start our season. Vertonghen and Dembele were absolutely superb and Dembele's partnership with Sandro had a great start. Defoe took his goals well although still don't like him up front on his own.

    Hopefully we can kick on now anyway, COYS.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:24 pm
  • Manchester United looked better as a team this week, Chicharito was clearly trying to prove himself and Scholes scored in his landmark game. Chelsea and Swansea slipped up this week. City again failed to win at Stoke in a somewhat decent match. Spurs finally decided to finish a match the right way. Liverpool just isn't looking like anything major will happen this season.

    As for the Gunners, I'm feeling really confident in Arsenal's next few games. Like I said before the team has been playing better and better, the defense is making very very few mistakes(the only real one was Szczesny's blunder) and last Saturday the offense caught up and in a big way. I think Wenger should keep Gervinho as a center forward as that performance against the Saints was the best I've seen from him. Podolski has scored in back to back matches, and Cazorla is playing like the ball is glued to his foot. Gibbs was impressive against Southampton, supplying the crosses that turned into own goals, Jenkinson has been holding his own in place for Sagna. Arsenal supposedly will be getting a massive boost this week as rumors are swirling that Wilshere will be returning to full training, which could mean he'll at least be on the bench for the Chelsea match at the earliest.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:59 am
  • Gatehawk wrote:Arsenal are looking more and more for real each week. The next 2 weeks are definitely gonna tell us if they are going to contend this year in the Premier League. But I have no doubt in my mind that they can and should win a trophy this year.



    of course... I mean four games into the season is a fair reflection of the how good and bad teams are.

    christ on a bike. the PL season (took the "E" out just for you English) doesnt start until October. The next two weeks arent going to tell us anything except who is off to a strong start and who needs tweaking. We have 34 games left, two domestic cups, some Euro thingys, 6 months of International play and another 30 day transfer window.

    While I applaud your enthusiasm and it is well founded, its a but early in the date to start buying rubbers
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:58 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:of course... I mean four games into the season is a fair reflection of the how good and bad teams are.

    christ on a bike. the PL season (took the "E" out just for you English) doesnt start until October. The next two weeks arent going to tell us anything except who is off to a strong start and who needs tweaking. We have 34 games left, two domestic cups, some Euro thingys, 6 months of International play and another 30 day transfer window.

    While I applaud your enthusiasm and it is well founded, its a but early in the date to start buying rubbers


    I did say the next 2 weeks will be even more telling than the first 4 matches. The first 4 matches are showing how good the Gunners can be, the real thing is weather or not they can keep up this intensity for the remainder of the season.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:55 pm
  • Storts wrote:Fantastic performance from us to kick start our season. Vertonghen and Dembele were absolutely superb and Dembele's partnership with Sandro had a great start. Defoe took his goals well although still don't like him up front on his own.

    Hopefully we can kick on now anyway, COYS.


    Good to see another Spurs & Seahawks fan! What a great Sunday.

    I agree with everything you mentioned. I really like what I'm seeing from Vertonghen and, as you say, Dembele and Sandro looked great together. I think Adebayor would bring the midfielders into play more than Defoe. Defoe played pretty well though. He still shoots too readily for my liking - there were a couple of occasions on Sunday when he took difficult shots instead of laying the ball off to Bale or Sigurdsson who were in better positions but he scored a couple so it'd be wrong to complain.

    I'm pleased with AVB. We've played well in 3 out of 4 games now and the players seem to be buying into what he's selling, despite Old Wobbly waffling on on TV about how they wouldn't be able to cope with tactics and almost every TV and newspaper pundit wishing him to fail. I think he did well in the transfer window, identifying and buying good young players who fit into the way he wants to play, rather than the cheap and ageing veterans or expensive superstars that seemed to occupy Redknapp's wishlist.

    It will be interesting to see who plays against Lazio on Thursday. I'm hoping to see Adebayor, Lloris, Dempsey and Caulker start.


    Did you see the NextGen game against Barcelona last Thursday? We have some good young players coming through the ranks. Pritchard, Coulthirst, Mc Evoy and Vigouroux all looked very good, and Coulibaly also showed promise. It sounded like an amaziing atmosphere at the Lane as well, about 10000 fans making a hell of a lot of noise.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:18 am
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    Uncle Si wrote:of course... I mean four games into the season is a fair reflection of the how good and bad teams are.

    christ on a bike. the PL season (took the "E" out just for you English) doesnt start until October. The next two weeks arent going to tell us anything except who is off to a strong start and who needs tweaking. We have 34 games left, two domestic cups, some Euro thingys, 6 months of International play and another 30 day transfer window.

    While I applaud your enthusiasm and it is well founded, its a but early in the date to start buying rubbers


    I did say the next 2 weeks will be even more telling than the first 4 matches. The first 4 matches are showing how good the Gunners can be, the real thing is weather or not they can keep up this intensity for the remainder of the season.



    Actually you said that the next two weeks will determine whether your team can challenge for the title....

    The first four matches are littered with transfer deadlines, player movements, continuity issues, CL breaks and ridiculous international breaks. take what you want from it, but I wouldnt put too much into it except a teams ability to deal with massive scheduling inconsistencies. Spurs and Liverpool are trying to find their feet under new managers. Most the premier league has introduced or lost a significant player to their lineup. Almost all of the top teams lost players to international duty.

    So tell me amidst all that how anyone can take more than a passive understanding of their team's fortunes?

    For Arsenal, its a brilliant start. But just as last year when they sputtered early, they came back just fine. The opposite can just as easily happen.

    For Liverpool.... the tensions and anxieties are already settling in. Its not just 4 games, but 2+ years

    Not taking anything away from any of the teams sitting above two points. I wish Liverpool was them.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:56 am
  • By the way, Liverpool fan or hated rival, if you didnt watch the first episode of Being Liverpool you truly missed some wonderful TV
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:31 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:Actually you said that the next two weeks will determine whether your team can challenge for the title....

    The first four matches are littered with transfer deadlines, player movements, continuity issues, CL breaks and ridiculous international breaks. take what you want from it, but I wouldnt put too much into it except a teams ability to deal with massive scheduling inconsistencies. Spurs and Liverpool are trying to find their feet under new managers. Most the premier league has introduced or lost a significant player to their lineup. Almost all of the top teams lost players to international duty.

    So tell me amidst all that how anyone can take more than a passive understanding of their team's fortunes?

    For Arsenal, its a brilliant start. But just as last year when they sputtered early, they came back just fine. The opposite can just as easily happen.

    For Liverpool.... the tensions and anxieties are already settling in. Its not just 4 games, but 2+ years

    Not taking anything away from any of the teams sitting above two points. I wish Liverpool was them.


    It's no doubt that Arsenal will be just fine in terms of the fight for CL qualification, challenging for the title is a whole other story. Sure a lot of shit can happen between now and May, which is where Arsenal needs to keep up the momentum and intensity as well as staying healthy.

    As for the first 4 games, Arsenal was dealing with the non-stop RvP conversation, especially in the first 2 games when they didn't score, they handled it great and now it looks like they're clicking on all gears. We could put a lot of credit to how well Bould has improved this defense. The only thing I have to ask is, what do you think of Podolski now? Do you still think he's not as good as I think he is?
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:32 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:By the way, Liverpool fan or hated rival, if you didnt watch the first episode of Being Liverpool you truly missed some wonderful TV


    I watched bits and pieces of it, namely due to my mom complaining every time I tried to put it on.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:36 am
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    Uncle Si wrote:By the way, Liverpool fan or hated rival, if you didnt watch the first episode of Being Liverpool you truly missed some wonderful TV


    I watched bits and pieces of it, namely due to my mom complaining every time I tried to put it on.



    What did you think? I'm obviously a bit biased, but i really enjoyed the inside view of a major football club. Just seemed more enigmatic and illusive than Hard Knocks

    But ofcourse I nearly cried during the intro, so I may not be the best judge
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:56 pm
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    Uncle Si wrote:By the way, Liverpool fan or hated rival, if you didnt watch the first episode of Being Liverpool you truly missed some wonderful TV


    I watched bits and pieces of it, namely due to my mom complaining every time I tried to put it on.



    What did you think? I'm obviously a bit biased, but i really enjoyed the inside view of a major football club. Just seemed more enigmatic and illusive than Hard Knocks

    But ofcourse I nearly cried during the intro, so I may not be the best judge


    honestly I didn't see enough to have a definitive opinion.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:59 pm
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    Storts wrote:Fantastic performance from us to kick start our season. Vertonghen and Dembele were absolutely superb and Dembele's partnership with Sandro had a great start. Defoe took his goals well although still don't like him up front on his own.

    Hopefully we can kick on now anyway, COYS.


    Good to see another Spurs & Seahawks fan! What a great Sunday.

    I agree with everything you mentioned. I really like what I'm seeing from Vertonghen and, as you say, Dembele and Sandro looked great together. I think Adebayor would bring the midfielders into play more than Defoe. Defoe played pretty well though. He still shoots too readily for my liking - there were a couple of occasions on Sunday when he took difficult shots instead of laying the ball off to Bale or Sigurdsson who were in better positions but he scored a couple so it'd be wrong to complain.

    I'm pleased with AVB. We've played well in 3 out of 4 games now and the players seem to be buying into what he's selling, despite Old Wobbly waffling on on TV about how they wouldn't be able to cope with tactics and almost every TV and newspaper pundit wishing him to fail. I think he did well in the transfer window, identifying and buying good young players who fit into the way he wants to play, rather than the cheap and ageing veterans or expensive superstars that seemed to occupy Redknapp's wishlist.

    It will be interesting to see who plays against Lazio on Thursday. I'm hoping to see Adebayor, Lloris, Dempsey and Caulker start.


    Did you see the NextGen game against Barcelona last Thursday? We have some good young players coming through the ranks. Pritchard, Coulthirst, Mc Evoy and Vigouroux all looked very good, and Coulibaly also showed promise. It sounded like an amaziing atmosphere at the Lane as well, about 10000 fans making a hell of a lot of noise.


    Fantastic sunday wasn't it, made a massive change from the week before!

    Exactly yeah, looks very bright there and although Modric is a very hard player to replace I think the Dembele/Sandro partnership could be a perfect mix. Defoe is fantastic coming off the bench but I still think Adebayor is the one to be starting. Works excellently in our system and I think his link up would help Gylfi find his feet properly.

    I really like AVB too and I think the players do as well. Unfortunately the media are out to get him and will use every opportunity to slag him off and praise Redknapp but I feel that we will rise above it and come out of this stronger. I respect what Harry did but I wanted him gone this summer and I am pleased to see Andre come in. Definitely played well in three out of the four games too, Norwich was terrible, but our Newcastle/West Brom performances deserved more.

    I'm hoping they all get a run out too. Caulker needs games badly for his development, Ade needs match fitness and Lloris just has to play. Hopefully Dawson and Huddlestone get a game too.

    Yeah I actually went to the Lane that day, had nothing else to do so popped along and it was a fantastic experience, even with the defeat. Great atmosphere. Really impressed by Pritchard!
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:29 am
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    Yeah I actually went to the Lane that day, had nothing else to do so popped along and it was a fantastic experience, even with the defeat. Great atmosphere. Really impressed by Pritchard!



    Well done! You guys made some noise alright! Hopefully it'll provide a bit of inspiration to the regular 1st team crowd which seems to have been getting gradually quieter and more negative, despite the team getting better. I'm going to the Villa and Chelsea games in October which will be my first trips to the Lane this season.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:54 pm
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    Storts wrote:
    Yeah I actually went to the Lane that day, had nothing else to do so popped along and it was a fantastic experience, even with the defeat. Great atmosphere. Really impressed by Pritchard!



    Well done! You guys made some noise alright! Hopefully it'll provide a bit of inspiration to the regular 1st team crowd which seems to have been getting gradually quieter and more negative, despite the team getting better. I'm going to the Villa and Chelsea games in October which will be my first trips to the Lane this season.


    Lets hope so eh!

    Definitely mate, it's very worrying but with a more successful has brought a more negative quiet crowd and we are starting to just expect to win. The big games still have great atmospheres but the smaller games are terrible at times.

    I see Ade is out of tomorrow's game. Not good news.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:12 am
  • Jack Wilshere and Emmanuel Frimpong have returned to full first team training for the Gunners. I wouldn't be surprised if one or both of them are on the bench for the Chelsea match, if not then than either for the Olympiacos or West Ham matches. And it appears Arsene got the goalkeeper battle he was hoping for, as it seems Mannone is ready to fight Szczesny for the starting GK role.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:36 am
  • Well, I hope United is proud of themselves for a stunning display of being fuckfaces in all facets.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:46 am
  • InSuarezWeTrust wrote:Well, I hope United is proud of themselves for a stunning display of being fuckfaces in all facets.

    How is that different from any other day?
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:19 am
  • If by that you mean how Liverpool got screwed, I agree. I saw the penalty that lead to the PK goal, and I swear to god the United player was going down before any contact happen.

    Arsenal deserved that massive point they got at Man City today. I'll agree Arsenal should have won, they missed a shit load of chances. By far that was Gervinho's worst performance of the season. I was a bit surprised that Vermaelen didn't play as I thought at the very least Mertesacker would be the one left out of the starting 11. Cazorla and Koscielny were the best players for Arsenal. As for the City goal, I just think that was unlucky for the Gunners, they've been doing that set up for corners for most of this season and it was the first time it didn't work.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:40 am
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:49 am
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    Bugger off, SMurf. The ref made two ridiculous calls that cost Liverpool the match.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:47 pm
  • Dumbfounding decisions by the referee today, taking away from the emotion and drama of one of the great rivalries in sport. And yes, I don't think shelvys tackle was any worse than what evans was giving back. Tick them off and move on. Te penalty was classic United. And yes smurf I'm daring you to defend your teams performance today. Daring you to defend your disgrace of a supporters group tryin to shout down ynwa during the tribute and feeling it worthwhile to sing at kelly as he limps off with a knee injury.

    Gate... noone here gives a shit about arsenal. You make it impossible to care when you keep excusing away every thing as luck or fortune. Gervino is a terrible player, you got that right. Podolski was back to earth. You caught city at the worst. Trend I hope continues for them
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:22 pm
  • I didn't see the other games this weekend, but the 2 Spurs games this week (Lazio and QPR) have been encouraging. While Dembele and Sandro may lack the creativity and finesse of Modric and van der Vaart they go a long way to making up for it with physicality and skill of there own. We look a lot more imposing now but still miss Modric's ability to see the gaps and make the passes that most midfielders missed. Vertonghen is Man. What a great footballer he looks to be. He showed today that he can play on the left as well as at centreback. Caulker looks like he'll become a force too.

    Things are definitely looking promising. I really like that we hard a hard-hitting midfield now. I think it complements the pace we have on the flanks pretty well. We're stronger in defense than we were last year. What is still lacking is ruthlessness in front of goal. We are getting in great positions but not putting away enough of our chances. Hopefully this will improve as the team plays together more.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:05 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:Dumbfounding decisions by the referee today, taking away from the emotion and drama of one of the great rivalries in sport. And yes, I don't think shelvys tackle was any worse than what evans was giving back. Tick them off and move on. Te penalty was classic United. And yes smurf I'm daring you to defend your teams performance today. Daring you to defend your disgrace of a supporters group tryin to shout down ynwa during the tribute and feeling it worthwhile to sing at kelly as he limps off with a knee injury.

    Gate... noone here gives a shit about arsenal. You make it impossible to care when you keep excusing away every thing as luck or fortune. Gervino is a terrible player, you got that right. Podolski was back to earth. You caught city at the worst. Trend I hope continues for them


    Couple of things.

    1. I haven't seen the game. I didn't watch it live, or seen any highlights. I simply just know the score. I offer no opinion on what happened. As of right now, I'll take your word for it. I offer no defense for me team, out of ignorance of the subject alone.

    2. That being said, the picture is hilarious.

    3. I'm going to remind you that I am the exception when it comes to United fans. Not going to cram it down your throats about how great we are, and then make a disgrace of our great club with the songs we sing. The shit they did today is horrible and wrong on many levels. Just as wrong as Chelsea, City and Liverpool fans singing about the Munich Air Disaster. Hopefully the club will discipline its own supporters for this, and United should be forced to play a game closed doors like the clubs in Italy do for racist chants. Hell, maybe fine em some points.

    For the most part United fans are a bunch of classless f***s.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:01 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:Gate... noone here gives a shit about arsenal. You make it impossible to care when you keep excusing away every thing as luck or fortune. Gervino is a terrible player, you got that right. Podolski was back to earth. You caught city at the worst. Trend I hope continues for them


    Of course no one here does, I'm the only god damn Arsenal fan on this forum. I don't know how long it's going to take for you to get it in your thick skull that I'm not gonna straight up say Arsenal is what you want them to be. Part of me thinks your taking your frustrations involving Liverpool out on me because I have a fricken positive attitude. Gervinho isn't a terrible player but he's his own worst enemy, Podolski has one bad game and it seems your heading back to hacking him. Yes we caught City at their worst, yes Arsenal didn't fully capitalize on it, but Arsenal picked up a massive point at the Etihad and have remained unbeaten, that's something to be proud of and I don't need a buzzkill like you to ruin my mood.

    Hell I've even sympathized with Liverpool over their loss and you and you alone have made me start to regret doing that.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:13 am
  • Gatehawk wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:Gate... noone here gives a shit about arsenal. You make it impossible to care when you keep excusing away every thing as luck or fortune. Gervino is a terrible player, you got that right. Podolski was back to earth. You caught city at the worst. Trend I hope continues for them


    Of course no one here does, I'm the only god damn Arsenal fan on this forum. I don't know how long it's going to take for you to get it in your thick skull that I'm not gonna straight up say Arsenal is what you want them to be. Part of me thinks your taking your frustrations involving Liverpool out on me because I have a fricken positive attitude. Gervinho isn't a terrible player but he's his own worst enemy, Podolski has one bad game and it seems your heading back to hacking him. Yes we caught City at their worst, yes Arsenal didn't fully capitalize on it, but Arsenal picked up a massive point at the Etihad and have remained unbeaten, that's something to be proud of and I don't need a buzzkill like you to ruin my mood.

    Hell I've even sympathized with Liverpool over their loss and you and you alone have made me start to regret doing that.



    Gate, I bet you don't know this...But I love Arsenal. Like, I really, really do. I was just as pissed as you when Fabregas left...and then Nasri...and then clichy...and then RVP (a lot less on that one actually).

    Arsenal are one of my top 3 teams in the world.
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