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  • Football – 2023/24 Season
  • alanl
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    “Amazing that Leicester are in that mess after managing to sell Maguire, Fofana, Chilwell, Maddison and Barnes over the last few years for over £300m”

    They spent around £100m on a new training ground on a greenfield site, 10 miles away. The old ground on a prime site in a suburb could not be sold (well, it could be sold, but the Council wouldnt allow building on the land, so it isnt worth much, it is now the base for the Ladies side.), they couldnt offset the cost of building the new one by selling the old one, hence they have to account for a £100m one off cost, and relegation in the same accounting period.

    argee
    Full Member

    Bit of a mental finish there, ManU under the cosh and looking like the nicked it with a goal in the 95th minute, only for Brentford to equalise a minute or two later!

    dander
    Full Member

    Been a travesty had they won. Hardly seen a game this season where they’ve been the better side!

    PrinceJohn
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    Genuinely not sure why ETH still has a job the only games they seem to well in is against opponents who dominant so they can play on the counter attack.

    argee
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    Yeah, said it many times, i don’t think he’s the right fit, ManU have a great squad of players, they brought on over £200 million worth of signings yesterday, but still looked like they weren’t going to boss Brentford, even the goal had about 2 or 3 lucky breaks before ending up with Fernandes who passed it to Mount, the goal Brentford scored was just a complete nightmare for ManU, half of them were already down the tunnel by the looks of it!

    It’s a real puzzle to me how they just keep misfiring, hence why i think the manager has to take the brunt of it, they have so much talent in that team, but most of the time it’s down to individual brilliance when they do well, rather than the collective.

    On Brentford though, Toney is looking good these days, he has that real feel of a forward who would be great at a big club, his footballing brain makes him stand out from the rest of them just now, i wonder where he’ll end up next season, probably still be in London is my guess.

    theotherjonv
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    I’d love to see him back at Newcastle

    binners
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    We were absolutely awful, once again. We could easily have been 3 nil down by the time we scored and we certainly didn’t deserve 3 points. We didn’t really deserve a point. The problem is that such a woeful performance was absolutely expected. It’s just par for the course.

    Its not even much of a consolation that we’re not quite as rubbish as Chelsea, who were lucky to get a draw at home against a ten man Burnley. Both clubs are an absolute shambles. Both have spent insane amounts of money on mediocre players who just can’t seem to play as a team and have managers who seem clueless as how to stop the rot

    binners
    Full Member

    As a consolation, we’re out for afternoon drinks as Mrs Binners stuck a tenner on Burnley to get a draw at Stamford Bridge 😃

    argee
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    Chelsea are just a weird club, buying and selling players like they have to hit targets, all it’s done is mess up the timing to build a team, again they have a lot of great players, right manager comes in, they could do well, but the FFP is going to start biting them i think.

    ManU just have such a good squad it just seems harder to have them play this way than playing with a bit of flair and strength, i don’t think anyone can understand why they allow so many shots at goal every game, they have decent defenders, they have the midfielders, attacking they have the wingers and forwards, it just doesn’t make sense how they play.

    binners
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    I don’t think anyone in the United squad knows what style of football they’re meant to be playing from one week to the next. It’s certainly a mystery to me 🤷‍♂️

    This Brighton Liverpool game is lively and could  go either way. Should be a cracking second half

    argee
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    Well that was turgid at best, almost fell asleep during the first half 😂

    blackhat
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    Sort of outcome both teams would have happy with at midday but neither will celebrate after the outcome at Liverpool, who will nick it I think

    binners
    Full Member

    Sorry, that was my fault. I uttered the cursed words ‘well this certainly won’t be nil nil’ shortly before kick off. I immediately countered ‘oh god, I’ve cursed it now, haven’t I?’ But the damage was already done

    That was really dull

    Advantage Liverpool.

    We’ve got the scousers at OT next week and if we play like we did against Brentford yesterday then they could well improve on last seasons utter humiliation. I don’t know if I can watch it

    dander
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    Oh I’m sure they’ll raise their game, as per the FA cup.

    MoreCashThanDash
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    Well, another nail-biting day in the Championship madness….

    Caher
    Full Member

    Just watched the City Arsenal game. Man of the match should have gone to the MOTD editer who managed to eek out 20 minutes of this.

    dander
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    The run in is very tight! Arguably Liverpool’s harder games are away, City have what looks like the harder teams at home. Arsenal have an extra home game.

    Leicester seem to be doing their best to stay in the Championship. I thought they had it sewn up a few months ago.

    swdan
    Free Member

    As a Suffolk born lifelong Ipswich fan it pains me to say this but “Come on Norwich!”

    swdan
    Free Member

    That’s not aged well…

    Hedgehopper
    Full Member

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/68704147

    He even manages to hit the first person to get hit with the ball twice.

    rockbus
    Full Member

    As a Suffolk born lifelong Ipswich fan it pains me to say this but “Come on Norwich!”

    As a life long Norwich fan still wanted to beat Leicester but IF we had to lose a game this season that was probably the one!

    Of course, that’s all provided we beat you Saturday and still make the playoffs!

    Although I have to say you have had a fantastic season so credit where it’s due!

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    As a life long Norwich fan

    Does this belong on the “They walk among us” thread?

    swdan
    Free Member

    Can you walk with webbed feet?

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    High six the Ipswich fan!

    sandboy
    Full Member

    What a game!!

    swdan
    Free Member

    High Six Indeed!

    Klunk
    Free Member

    a bit close to the bone!

    perhaps moving it to one of the lapels with a death heads on the other.

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    a bit close to the bone!

    My initial reaction was that it was a very misjudged April Fool.

    imnotverygood
    Full Member

    Football !!! ………

    Klunk
    Free Member

    did not expect that ! the dorky looking kid can play a bit!

    dander
    Full Member

    That was shambolic from United in injury time! What were they doing all charging forward, lucky to get away with the counter attack and then left Palmer on his own from the corner. Good entertainment though 😀

    Klunk
    Free Member

    Good entertainment though

    Ready for a juicy stat?

    Since 2015-16 in the Premier League, there have only been two matches with 47 or more shots – and they are Chelsea’s last two games.

    There were 51 shots on Saturday in the game with Burnley and 47 today.

    argee
    Full Member

    Fergie time indeed 🤣

    dander
    Full Member

    Goals per game on average has been going up, I think this season is the highest for decades. Great stuff.

    martinhutch
    Full Member

    Turns out chanting ‘City Reject’ at Cole Palmer is not a good idea. 🙂

    Klunk
    Free Member

    16 goals this season 2 behind Haaland  some reject! 😕

    argee
    Full Member

    Man City and Arsenal have a complete borefest because they could defend and their players came back and stifled and pressed, now you see ManU and Chelsea showing the complete opposite, just completely forget about defensive stuff, slack passing, pressings for muppets and so on, and it’s a great game 😀

    dander
    Full Member

    I’m glad City let him go! In hindsight a daft decision but Pep has always let players go when they’ve asked. Although the signing of Doku probably made up Palmers mind for him.

    binners
    Full Member

    #midtableobscurity

    Caher
    Full Member

    I’d rather have Palmer than Doku.

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