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  • Premier Icon MSP
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    Fantastic result, and a real team performance, I don’t think any individual could be picked out for a man of the match performance, everyone put in a shift.

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    Great player on his day. Poor guy

    City put on a good display tonight.

    Premier Icon Cletus
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    Pretty ironic that a Liverpool fan is calling for sanctions against a club for fan behaviour.

    Based on that position guess Grum will agree that Liverpool should have been removed from the Champions League on  for the attacks on coaches carrying opposition teams? Those attacks are just the latest in a string of shameful incidents going back decades that have involved Liverpool in Europe.

    Premier Icon shortbread_fanylion
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    What a player Foden is already – Pep has handled him and his development superbly when many pundits were calling for him to play more over the last couple of seasons or go out on loan.

    Premier Icon grum
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    @Cletus

    Whataboutery. Two can play at that game.

    https://www.goal.com/en-us/news/the-night-manchester-united-brought-hooliganism-to-france/1uvckq7od83j0zk9rpl2xcaev

    Also, I don’t think clubs are considered to be directly responsible for what happens outside the ground, but they are responsible for safety inside the stadium.

    Nice try though 👍

    Premier Icon binners
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    Don’t be daft @cletus. Thats not hooliganism. Throwing house bricks at opposition coaches is all part of the grand tradition we’re endlessly told about that make European nights at Anfield so magical and the club and their fans so special. #YNWA

    But, yeah… maybe people in glass houses shouldn’t be wanging half-knackers around.

    In other news, The glazers apology and their promise to ‘engage with the fans’ has started well…

    I’m just appalled that our club is owned by a man who despite being bald, seems to be attempting to grow a mullet

    Premier Icon binners
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    What a player Foden is already – Pep has handled him and his development superbly when many pundits were calling for him to play more over the last couple of seasons or go out on loan.

    As a United fan, I hate to say it, but he’s unreal already. He’s going to be absolutely world class. And every player seems to improve under Pep.

    But Fodens progression as a player has got ‘scoring the winner in the Champions League final’ written all over it

    Premier Icon stcolin
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    That second goal from City last night was a joy to watch.

    PSG are everything I hate about modern football. I can’t stand Neymar JR.

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    Guillem Balague, who is normally an excellent and likeable journalist, called the reaction to Neymar et al as Northern European Sanctimony:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56800034

    I’m so happy Citeh put PSG out.

    Premier Icon MSP
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    The thing last night as well was that due to the play acting and harassment of the ref by the psg players, he put up a barrier to their antics and they probably ended up getting less fouls and freekicks awarded than they actually deserved.

    City were more largely reserved in their approach to the ref and Foden again rode some tackles that would have had Neymar cartwheeling down the pitch in screams of agony, but when De Maria kicked out Fernandinho exaggerated the reaction massively, it worked because he hadn’t spent the whole match diving.

    Neymar always takes the foul, even when he is in a strong position and has the skill to create something better.

    Premier Icon binners
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    The thing last night as well was that due to the play acting and harassment of the ref by the psg players, he put up a barrier to their antics and they probably ended up getting less fouls and freekicks awarded than they actually deserved.

    Do you not remember Neymar at the last world cup? When Brazil went out 2-1 to Belgium, he’d just had what was actually a penalty waved away by the ref because he’d spent the whole game prior to that throwing himself in the air like Tom Daley every time anyone came near him

    Poetic justice.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    called the reaction to Neymar et al as Northern European Sanctimony:

    He compares him to Messi, who is hero-worshipped around Europe, despite coming from…err

    Maybe it’s just that people recognise that Neymar is a bit of a ****?

    Premier Icon sobriety
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    I saw the headline of this bbc article

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56800034

    “Neymar: Is Paris St-Germain’s forward a magical talent or preening prima donna?”

    And my initial respone was “why can’t he be both?”

    Premier Icon grum
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    Definitely both imo. It was funny but also quite ridiculous when he got booked for showboating.

    Premier Icon Caher
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    The screaming and howling from the Real players on a slight tackle is utterly pathetic. No idea why this is not clamped down on.

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    You sanctimonious northern……

    Premier Icon MSP
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    Madrid need a rebuild that they can’t afford, too many ageing players that can’t quite hit the levels they held a couple of years ago.

    Before the super league fiasco I could see Madid buying Mbappe and Barca buying Harland this summer and uefa scrapping FFP, cause you couldn’t have it affecting the Spanish giants. But now they have shat in their own beds, and lost the hypnotic affect they had on the authorities, or at least I hope so.

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    Even with probably the best midfield 3 in the world, they looked poor tonight. Chelsea could have had a bag full.

    It’s great to see Ramos lose.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Considering this was a pretty much done deal before kick off, this has been a great game.

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    @binners – you’re such a closet Goonner 😉

    Premier Icon binners
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    I’m genuinely shocked we won’t be meeting them in the final! 😉

    Did you see Cavani’s first goal? I hope he sticks around next season. He’s awesome! But it was great play all round. Great touch from Bruno

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    He’s done that his whole career.

    I think that kind of shot is technically known as a “ThunderBastard”

    Premier Icon binners
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    😂

    A proper missile! His work rate is unreal. He even took the time to have a kick off! You’re a brave man to square up to him. Ole hooked him off before he punched somebody 😃

    Premier Icon dirtyrider
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    you’ve proper lucked out with players in their “twilight” who no one wants in recent years,

    Larsson, Ibrahimovic, Cavani

    Ronaldo for a swan song?

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    What amazed me was that when he was frequently playing like that for Napoli he was in his early 20s. He’s been around a long time

    I’m still not sure if he’s Tarzan or D’Artagnan

    Premier Icon binners
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    Ronaldo for a swan song?

    How about Aguero? 😂

    I still can’t believe City are letting him go

    Premier Icon Caher
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    How about Aguero? 😂

    I still can’t believe City are letting him go

    Mad decision by Pep but I reckon he’ll still be in the premier League next season.

    Premier Icon MSP
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    City must have an agreement in place for his replacement that they are just waiting to announce, otherwise not giving him another year does look crazy. Could be financial, losing silva last year and Aguero this removes 2 x probably 250k a week wages. That frees up a chunk of money to make an offer for Harland or Kane, although I suspect both will still be too expensive.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Spursy

    ‘Big Six’?

    Yeah, right.

    I bet Kanes agent is on the phone to Pep and anyone else who’ll listen

    Premier Icon Caher
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    Spursy

    ‘Big Six’?

    Yeah, right.

    i was just thinking that myself watching the game. 40 years ago few teams in the world were bigger than Leeds certainly not Tottenham.
    Good game today – fun to watch and not dirty anymore.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Jnr is a Derby fan – rather exciting in the house

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    I’ll confess I’m not an obsessive Derby fan, but as Derbyshire lad I’ve been to a fair few games over the years and I was kind of hoping they’d go down. The whole club needs a rocket up it’s arse. Too much complacency, and too much ‘we’re a big club’ mentality based on a few good years in the 70’s!

    A ground-up rebuild is what’s needed and all we’ll get now is the same players with no fight hanging on to their cushty deals. And Rooney needs sacking on Monday morning.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Good game today – fun to watch and not dirty anymore.

    Leeds are a fantastic team to watch. They’re a proper quality squad. They fully deserved the win against Spurs today

    In other news: the rumours doing the rounds are Kane going to Chelski. That should go down well

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    How did you keep a straight face saying that what with you being a ManYooo fan?

    😉

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    Rotherham fan here. Gutted not to stay up having been the best side all game. Missed too many chances in too many games.

    Premier Icon binners
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    The animosity between us and Leeds isn’t what it was. I’m sure that will change ones there’s fans back in the ground though. I bet GMP are relishing that. 😃

    When we’ve played them this season, one was one of the best games of the season: the bonkers 6-2, and the other one was an absolutely awful, tedious nil nil

    Premier Icon MSP
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    Unfortunately Sergio giving a glimpse of why city are letting him go, that was the worst penalty I can recall seeing, in a team with a reputation for missing penalties he has secured a new achievement. I love him for what he has done in the past, but winning is a brutal business and sometimes past greats have to move on.

    Premier Icon imnotverygood
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    Aguerrrooooo oh

    Premier Icon Philby
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    Another superb performance from Leeds against another of the treacherous ESL clubs. We’ve now taken points of all 6 of them including the amazing away win against Man City. Thought it was a much better game than the City – Chelsea clash which really disappointed considering City could have put the title to bed, but Pep played his 2nd 11. Aguero being a bit of a prima donna with his reaction to Sterling saving his blushes with his mid-kick with the goal open, and then that comical penalty which cost them the game.

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    It’s looking like Lisbon will host the Champs League final as the UK Govt is reluctant to give 3000 UEFA stakeholders/lackeys a free pass to enter the UK.

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