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I watched the Fulham v West Ham game on a stream, which cut out on 87 minutes.  I didn’t bother trying to get a new stream because it had been a pretty rank game.  Nothing much looked like it was going to happen.  

 

Then I went to bed and so missed MOTD as it was on late.

 

I just checked out this thread, then I looked up what happened.

 

Wow.

 

That’s amazing.  Lookman gets paid to play football and he did that.  :jawdrop:

 

 

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5 hours ago, MPH said:

Tottenham Hotspur and England striker Harry Kane, 27, believes Spurs have a good chance of winning a wide-open title race this season. (Sunday Mirror)
 

 

 

 

 

hahahahahahahahaha!

I know we generally dont like Spurs on here but I dont think there is much wrong what he actually said, particularly if it was a response to a question.

 

Kane said: “When you look at the ability of our squad, you would definitely say we’ve got enough to win a title.

 

But I’d also say we’ve been close over the last four, five years but just haven’t quite got over the line.

 

So it’s not as easy as just having a good squad and winning a few games to challenge for title 

 

This is a season where I don’t think one team's going to run away with it like Liverpool did last year.

“So there are going to be opportunities for other teams to put good runs together and get right up the table.

“We’ve got to make sure we don’t get carried away either.

“We know we’ve been playing well, we’ve been winning games.

“The last two games have been good for confidence, just to grind out results and to get good, ugly wins under our belt, because that’s what we’re going to need.

“There are going to be times when we’re 1-0 up with 10 minutes to go or 2-1 up and we need to see the game out, which we didn’t do early on in the season.

“So, that’s been pleasing but, look, there’s a long way to go — we have to see where we are come February or March and go from there.”

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10 hours ago, Kopfkino said:

It’s one of those instances where the optics are dreadful but ultimately it’s no different to any other poor penalty and I don’t feel it should be treated any differently.
 

Case in point being Kermogant and Knockaert. Never really understood why Kermogant got the treatment he got and Knockaert got he complete opposite. Both were

 

Knockaert definitely got off lightly, considering he'd taken the ball off the regular taker and demanded to take it himself before missing. It was a poor penalty and he fluffed the rebound but I can see why people would rather that than trying anything stupid. Definitely see your point and personally I wasn't much angrier at Kermorgant than him. I think the pure shock of what followed saved Knockaert because the penalty miss was lost in the noise.

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The hatred for Spurs on here, is quite staggering 😄

Although everyone's entitled to an opinion. 

Kane hasn't said anything you wouldn't expect from a captain from a top club (and they are) 

They have got everything you need to be challenging at the end, manager, elite strikers, good all round first 11, and now, a pretty strong bench. 

 

They could 'do a spurs' of course, but the way people dismiss them is laughable. 

 

Chelsea have taken our best players, several times over recent times and I can still remember well what utter baskets their fans  were, over many decades in the city centre, Filbert St and the KP. 

 

And they'll be back to get talent from us again, you can be sure of that. 

 

And yet nothing negative seems to be said on here about them. 😄

 

 

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The problem with a penalty like that is if it goes wrong there's no second chance, if you like. It's unlikely the keeper will parry it back out, unlikely he'll let it through him and it's a fortunate goal, you really have to get it well away from the keeper and it might go in or get real height on it.

 

I'm not one of those who believes whack it and what happens, happens but any sort of pace on a shot will give you a greater chance.

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1 hour ago, ealingfox said:

 

Knockaert definitely got off lightly, considering he'd taken the ball off the regular taker and demanded to take it himself before missing. It was a poor penalty and he fluffed the rebound but I can see why people would rather that than trying anything stupid. Definitely see your point and personally I wasn't much angrier at Kermorgant than him. I think the pure shock of what followed saved Knockaert because the penalty miss was lost in the noise.

Who did he take it off? There wasn’t actually anyone who wanted to step up and take it if I remember correctly. Harry Kane might have wanted it but other than that no one else was forthcoming. 
 

The following season Nugent started being the regular taker.

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16 minutes ago, Steve_Walsh5 said:

Who did he take it off? There wasn’t actually anyone who wanted to step up and take it if I remember correctly. Harry Kane might have wanted it but other than that no one else was forthcoming. 
 

The following season Nugent started being the regular taker.

 

To my memory Nugent was on the spot ready to take it and Knockaert ignored calls to hand it over? Perhaps I'm wrong.

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17 minutes ago, Steve_Walsh5 said:

Who did he take it off? There wasn’t actually anyone who wanted to step up and take it if I remember correctly. Harry Kane might have wanted it but other than that no one else was forthcoming. 
 

The following season Nugent started being the regular taker.

Just looking back as I didn't even know who our regular taker was for 12/13 season.

 

We only had 5 penalties all season!

 

Scored 3 of them - Marshall, Nugent, Wood.

 

Missed 2 - Wood and Knockaert.

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3 hours ago, Stuntman_Mike said:

That disallowed Bamford goal lol

 

Surely that rule needs to change? 

 

You're not gaining any advantage positionally from pointing into the space. Unreal 

It's going to up to the players to do something about it, the FA aren't going to listen and nothing can be done retrospectively. It's fairly obvious that the VAR officials either don't know the rules or are attempting to fix games. Bamford can moan all he likes but it's going to need players action to get the bigwigs to take notice. How about teams walking off a few times or refusing to play unless it is scrapped. 

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Ain't even bothered about Spurs being in the hunt anymore. The joke about them being perennial bridesmaids was more funny because of the media w*nkfest over how brilliant Poch was. In a way, it would be funny if Mourinho manages in two seasons what he failed to do in half a decade with their supposed golden generation. It annoys those for whom the narrative and conventional wisdom is that José is past it and incapable of taking teams forward.

 

We'll always be 'waiting for you', even if they do eventually get their hands on silverware.

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