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  1. 14 minutes ago, st albans fox said:

    It’s too long now


    the ‘pre game’ stuff lasts for ever and it’s impossible for the birch to get everyone going 


    bring back uptown funk !

    Does it? I thought the pre-match stuff lasts as long as you're in your seat before the match kicks off? If you think it goes on for too long you could try entering the stadium closer to kick-off?

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  2. Unlikely to be a Saturday night... let's look at the scenarios here (Until inevitably in 30 minutes it's picked for a Saturday night)


    - The match is now the best of the four

    - BBC have the first pick for TV

    - BBC are unlikely to bump their marquee primetime night of the week for football

    - Friday night, Sunday 4pm and Monday night are the BBC's prime slots for their best FA Cup Matches

    - With Friday and Monday expunged, that leaves Sunday 4pm

    - I'm desperately clutching at straws cause I really need the match to not be on a Saturday

    - BT Sport would love a Liverpool/Man Utd double on their channel on a Saturday, so United in the 7:45 slot becomes a possibility


    The only way we're not the first pick is if BBC take Man Utd v Brighton for the plastic ratings. If that happens then BT on the Saturday evening comes into play.

  3. 7 hours ago, The Bear said:

    I'm not sure why people thought he could turn them around. His club record was always shaky at best. He doesn't have a Gareth Bale to base a team/tactics around so he doesn't have a clue. 

    Absolutely this. His next club move was going to make or break him. He is a rubbish club manager and got lucky in one tournament with some fantastic players galvanising an otherwise average team to the semis. Why he picked Sunderland I don't know, but I guess he had a lot of confidence from his spell as Wales.

  4. Wasn't this one by any chance, was it?



    EDIT: Was always disappointed I could never get the local BBC and ITV stuff in HD, but I guess the fact they devoted so much air time to us was treat enough. Especially their main Central News and EMT shows at half six. Both did shows entirely dedicated to the title win.

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  5. Not looked so don't know if mentioned. No ties can be on a Monday night, apparently. It's part of FIFA's international window so it's off limits for domestic games.


    Either be a Saturday or Sunday. Won't be BT on the Saturday evening as they have a PL game scheduled. Could be Saturday night or lunch, but BBC might not want the lunchtime slot as it competes with the final day of six nations.


    Basically there are a lorry load of TV permutations and we'll have to sit tight!

  6. 19 hours ago, Babylon said:

    The M1 slip at J21 is nightmare, anyone in a 1.0 L car will struggle to get past 45mph on that slop and that's will a clear run at it.

    Is that the southbound or northbound one? They're equally as bad. Southbound is right, really big slope and when I had a 1.0 it was a struggle, almost embarrassment for the poor cars behind me. Northbound is so short and doesn't have much lead-in, meaning it can be really hairy at times, too! 

  7. To be fair to Spurs, as much as I dislike them, you can't argue with essentially pinning Juventus in for the majority of the match and getting that result, even if Higuain did offer it to them on a platter with a crap second penalty.


    In terms of English teams in the UCL... I can't suspend my dislike of teams just because they're playing foreign opposition. I do want to see Man City do well, mainly because I want to see them against the very elite. I'd like to watch them play PSG/Madrid, Barcelona. It'd be a blockbuster tie.


    I'd actually love them all to progress because country protection ends in the next round, so to see a potential Man Utd/Man City, Spurs/Chelsea set of QFs. The atmospheres would be incredible, the ties intriguing. All English knockouts in Europe tend to be amazing affairs.

  8. 36 minutes ago, fox_favourite said:

    No one gives too much of a monkey about the FA Cup anymore. Also the opposition doesn't help, if it was a 'top 6' side it would have sold more tickets. Also being a Friday night in half term wouldn't help either, lots go away this week. 

    Does that mean we'll have similar difficulty shifting Wembley tickets if we make it to the semi-final and final? ;)

  9. Is it just me in doom monger post thrashing self pity, or are we absolutely 100% still in danger. Someone said above about teams getting wins out of nowhere, and now we're just nine points from the bottom three.


    Of course we could win the next three and I'll be told to calm the heck down, but if we continue like we did against Everton and Swansea, I'd get uncomfortable...

  10. 15 hours ago, Wymeswold fox said:

    Kylie Jenner showing off about her time during both pregnancy and post-birth, as if she's the first ever woman to go through such a thing..

    Can I just argue slightly that this isn't just limited to Kylie Jenner or other attention hungry celebrities, but also to quite a lot of social-media obsessed people, who post every bleeding update, pre and post, with no other expectation that praise or adulation from their following.


    There really are only so many pictures of a baby you can take before they become boring, especially when babies all look exactly the same!

  11. Hahaha as if the above post think Lamela's was a dive. Ok mate.


    My only theory on why Moss gave the pen after asking Atkinson was that he realised TV shouldn't influence decisions at the moment? No idea why he said it in the case but still, the only explanation I can come up with.


    As aggrieved as Klopp it's fantastic cover for what was a dreadful second half performance from Liverpool. Spurs upped the game massively and Liverpool just couldn't cope. And even if you do go 2-1 up in the 90th minute, you should be able to see the game out without your defender flailing his leg and walloping someone in the box for a second penalty.

  12. 1 minute ago, FoxInTheBirstallBox said:

    I am a supported of the club, I am not a supporter of riyad, club comes first and if he wants to claim he is "depressed" and "down" he needs a reality check! We had a ****ing foodbank at the ground the other week because some people who idolise him have nothing, and the money we pay to the club he is throwing this back at us. 

    Well you don't support the club, do you? You're wishing injury on an asset which by the way has helped to bring the club you so claim to support such joy over the last 2 1/2 years.


    Your response is something I'd expect of a petulant child. You seriously need to grow up and reevaluate your life priorities by saying another human being should get injured. Such a pathetic man. Calm down or step away from they keyboard for a few hours.


    No issue with you being angry, no issue with you thinking about the perspective of this situation, but two broken legs? Really? Really?

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  13. 3 minutes ago, FoxInTheBirstallBox said:

    Zero respect for the twat, hope someone breaks both his legs and forces him not to play 

    You are not a supporter of this club. You cannot have an ounce of support for a club when you're wishing severe, potentially life-changing injuries on one of our players. I don't care if he's been to training today, not been or is sitting in the Etihad reception. Don't say such ridiculous, disgusting crap like this.



  14. 28 minutes ago, MattP said:

    No one who does dry January is a proper drinker anyway. 


    It's just for wankers to brag on social media how wonderful they are again.


    They'll be doing meat free February now even though they are probably veggie anyway. 

    Good lord why do people want sponsoring to stop doing things? Why should I throw in £10 because you've gone a month without drinking? In fact how do I know you're not having a bottle of wine every night whilst tweeting that you're "16 days strong and counting."


    Someone not drinking for a month on social media in January tends to go a bit


    December - thinking about going dry this Jan

    Mid-December - Just had the office party, deffo need to go dry

    Christmas time - Packing in the alcohol before I go dry in January PLEASE SPONSOR ME

    01-05 January - I'M DRY PLEASE SPONSOR ME

    06-10 January - I'm a week in, this is really hard but I'm doing it PLEASE SPONSOR ME

    11-15 January - Two weeks in, I feel so much better in myself go me, oh yeah PLEASE SPONSOR ME

    16-20 January - Ooh man can't wait for a drink now, PLEASE SPONSOR ME

    21-31 January - Four weeks in omg I'm so close I can taste that pint/glass/shot final few days guys PLEASE SPONSOR ME

    01 February-01 March - I DID IT!! Ah that was the most enjoyable drink I've ever had thanks for sponsoring me and having zero long-term impact on my life choices. (these tweets MUST be accompanied by pictures of your choice of alcohol and us seeing you in the action of drinking said alcohol, too.)

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