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  1. Yes - but it was league cup, not a friendly
  2. You just described my dad circa 1979
  3. Swindon away, 0-0. Brian Little's first game. Directly jumpstarted an upward trajectory after years of downward spiral. Charlton away, 0-1. The start of the aggressive, siege mentality of O'Neill
  4. Yup. Can't fake any sympathy for this one. Repulsive man
  5. I enjoy the big tournaments. Only as it breaks up the summer and I kinda like games on at 2pm and 5pm on a random weekday. And geekily i like learning about some previously unknown russian or Brazilian host city But as for the breaks themselves, it's tedious. And, genuinely, I'd swap a routine 2-0 win on any given season away at Palace than England winning a world cup. I'd be pleased if England won, but it wouldn't feel any kind of personal triumph - whereas City winning any match feel very personal
  6. I'm not even sure Robson was much cop. Failed to qualify for 84 euros. Garbage in the first two group games in 86. An unmitigated disaster in 88 euros. 90 the players basically told him the best formation and we were v lucky to scrape past both Belgium and Cameroon
  7. It is a conundrum.. We have Tielemans, Praet and Castagne in the world number 1 ranked team. I don't think any of them would be picked for an England squad (maybe Tielemans squad but not first xi)
  8. Off for a walk in covid test in 2 hours at Glenfield. Pretty slick as I only regged 5 mins ago. Felt a bit rough yesterday with headache and upset tummy (which aren't major symptoms of it, so I thought) and feel a bit groggy today ....but my lad's best friend has tested positive last Friday and my lad has started to feel poorly today... so thought it'd be sensible to find out one way or the other for us both
  9. Oh, goodness.. don't be so pious . A football messageboard is built for flippancy, exaggeration and drama..
  10. So long as the players boycott that vvanker Stuart Broad's boozer. Notts filth.
  11. Id imagine long term we'll see a shift to where players choose live. Overseas players tend to radiate to stoneygate atm. I think most English don't even bother to move here, apart from an urban flat as a crash pad Tigers players, for ecample, tend to be harborough, tilton way as they train at Oadby.....so I reckon there'll be a slow shift of players away from the city and living towards queniborough, Melton, Cossington, Rothley. They'll probably skip east goscote though (always seems a tremendously odd place to me)
  12. Bit of an odd tournament, this seems. Come out of nowhere. That said,nice to see Georgia involved. The game is gaining traction in Russia, Georgia ... Romania is an old traditional hotbed. Good for the game to get the tier 2 nations included.
  13. That's sad. A 4/5 years ago, I was at the ground and down on my luck at the time. I didn't know it was that visibly obvious, but he had an emotional intelligence and he came over for a quick word. Made some small talk and just simply said something along the lines of 'dig in. We've all been there. It'll be alright' what a gent x
  14. Big Phil being the guy in white coat who looked after players in the pavilion?
  15. Another one to the coaching staff: Tony loughlan. Assistant to Sean dyche at Burnley
  16. Tremendous, isn't it? It really really would be such a morale boost if even just 2k were allowed back at professional games
  17. Good line up. And that excludes those who'd qualify through parentage, which both Irelands heavily rely on
  18. Put our top 14 players in Man Utd shirts and Man U would be considered alongside Liverpool and Man City. in fairness, our same players and same management and same tactics playing as Man U would prob get 10poibts extra a season than the exact same performances playing as us. Just a mentality thing. Chests pumped out 1% more. Opponents 1% more content to lose or draw
  19. I'll call up our respective posts later this season (unless you're right, of course) I said last year even when they were fifth. They are garbage.
  20. Absolutely zero chance you'll need 40 to stay up. I reckon this season will be the lowest ever. 26 is my guess. West Brom, Fulham and Sheff Utd are all woeful. At best, Sheff utd will pick up two wins between now and Xmas, another in January and say March and two wins in the scramble at the end. Throw in four draws. And that's them done.
  21. I don't think West ham were ever in the running. I think Puel / ASSE played us knowing the Rudkin/Whelan/Thai family would be loathe to lose a player to Lady Muck and her bosses' spunk stained money, following her loose tongued, gutter press gossip column. But, yes, in the end, we paid the price and got the deal done over anyone else..... and and as all good business deals should be, all parties thought they'd screwed the other.
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