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Old Sep 24th 2017, 2:44 am   #1306
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As you posted this at around quarter past 11 on Saturday night, I'll point out that we play West Brom on Monday evening.



Alli still got 5 points more on this weekend's FF than Miki Targaryan did!
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Thought we were bang average and lucky. Southampton did everything but score - which actually makes me happier than beating Everton 4-0. We wouldn’t have won that game for the past 3 years. A very encouraging sign to win a match you probably didn’t deserve to.
We didn't look bad at all, I was impressed for the first time in ages. Lemina looks like a player, Fellaini is a **** and Rashford is definitely the new Welbeck.
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Alli still got 5 points more on this weekend's FF than Miki Targaryan did!
I’m 100 miles from convinced about Miki. One minute he looks world class, the next I want to launch a volley into his head. Just too inconsistent for me. Yet he’s up there with assists. He’s number 10 but seems to have a free role - he’s not good enough for that.

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We didn't look bad at all, I was impressed for the first time in ages. Lemina looks like a player, Fellaini is a **** and Rashford is definitely the new Welbeck.
Don’t diss the hair. The man is a legend. But agree with you on Rashford. I’m desperate to be wrong. The fans love him - he’s fast but his finishing borders on lucky and his decision making isn’t going to win us any European Cups. But he’s much better than Welbeck.

Shout out to Phil Jones who was brilliant yesterday. He’s been immense this season, it’s clearly helping him having someone who knows what they’re doing standing next to him.
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Don’t diss the hair. The man is a legend. But agree with you on Rashford. I’m desperate to be wrong. The fans love him - he’s fast but his finishing borders on lucky and his decision making isn’t going to win us any European Cups. But he’s much better than Welbeck.

Shout out to Phil Jones who was brilliant yesterday. He’s been immense this season, it’s clearly helping him having someone who knows what they’re doing standing next to him.
Fellaini is scum. If he spent the time he does whining at refs after trying to decapitate everyone he plays against on some plyometrics he'd never elbow anyone again. The ****ing spastic.

Rashford will be adored by all football fans because he works hard, like Ozil gets hated on for 'being lazy'. It's just typical of the English game that hard work is better than ability. We're all guilty of it at times, but it is a bit pathetic.
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Fellaini is scum. If he spent the time he does whining at refs after trying to decapitate everyone he plays against on some plyometrics he'd never elbow anyone again. The ****ing spastic.
I’d have Fellaini in my side over Le Tissier every day of the week, and 3 times on Sunday.
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I’d have Fellaini in my side over Le Tissier every day of the week, and 3 times on Sunday.
Hahahahhahahahahahahaha. **** me, you can be funny when you apply yourself.

I can't think of a United player fit to lace the boots of Le God...other than perhaps Ronaldo, he's done alright.
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Hahahahhahahahahahahaha. **** me, you can be funny when you apply yourself.

I can't think of a United player fit to lace the boots of Le God...other than perhaps Ronaldo, he's done alright.
Well, Kleberson won more league titles, and Ji Sun-Park won more champions league medals, and Laurent Blanc even won a World Cup, so there’s them. And the 300 or so players in between. I’d have Tiabi playing outfield before that fat, big-nosed, slow, lazy one-trick pony.

Now Luke Shaw, on the other hand. I’d take him.
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I’d have Tiabi playing outfield before that fat, big-nosed, slow, lazy one-trick pony.
Then again Fat Matt has more England caps than Best, Law and Cantona combined. So it all evens out.
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Then again Fat Matt has more England caps than Best, Law and Cantona combined. So it all evens out.
2 more caps. Fair point.
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2 more caps. Fair point.
Hey hey hey don't forget his 2 x Player of the Month awards December 1994 and October 1996 and the ever prestigious PFA Young Player of the Year in 1990 and also a Match Of The Day Goal Of The Season in 1995 and not forgetting
Southampton F.C. Fans' Player of the Season: 1989–90, 1993–94, 1994–95,

Scholes & Giggs wouldn't even be considered to lace up one of his boots apiece.

Also some other probably unknown fact about Le God

Le Tissier had one of the hospitality suites at the St Mary's Stadium named after him. On the former site of The Dell, where apartment blocks are named after Southampton players, one is named Le Tissier Court.[37]

On 7 February 2007, he had a plane in the Flybe fleet named after him, on his home island of Guernsey.[38][39] It was withdrawn from use in July 2011.[40]

After Southampton's relegation to level three in 2008–09, Le Tissier initially offered to help with a bid to take over the club, but later withdrew,[41] amidst some controversy.[42]

In September 2009, Le Tissier revealed in his autobiography that he had placed a spread bet on a match he was involved in during his playing career. During an April 1995 match at Wimbledon, Le Tissier stood to win "well into four figures" after betting on the time of the first throw-in. After kicking off, he tried to overhit a pass to unsuspecting teammate Neil Shipperley, but due to nerves, underhit it and Shipperley was able to keep the ball in play. Le Tissier revealed he had "never run so much" in his life as he tried to put the ball out of play to avoid losing money, with the ball eventually going out of play after 70 seconds, meaning Le Tissier and his associates neither won nor lost money.[43] The event was investigated by Hampshire Police but the Crown Prosecution Service refused to take the case further, citing that it did "not represent appropriate use of police resources" and "would not be in the public interest".[44]

Le Tissier made a cameo appearance for Southampton in Claus Lundekvam's testimonial against Celtic, on 18 July 2008.[45] Lundekvam had previously played with him at Southampton from 1996 to 2002.

In 2009, Le Tissier made an appearance on the Channel 4 game show, Countdown, as the Dictionary Corner guest, next to Countdown's resident lexicographer, Susie Dent. He would make 10 appearances over two spells in 2009 and 2010. On 28 September 2015, Le Tissier became the first former guest to become a contestant on the show. He won three shows, including scoring two centuries, before losing on his 4th appearance to John Hardie, who would reach the quarter-finals at the end of that series.

In 2010, Spanish superstar Xavi revealed that Le Tissier had been one of his childhood inspirations, claiming that: "His talent was simply out of the norm. He could simply dribble past seven or eight players but without speed - he just walked past them. For me he was sensational".[46]

In 2011, he accepted the position of Honorary President of Guernsey F.C.[47]

In August 2016, Le Tissier and ex-Southampton teammate Francis Benali announced that they had gone into business as football agents. Speaking about their joint business venture, Le Tissier commented that their aim was to provide "guidance and support on every aspect of a footballer’s career – on and off the field". Benali added: "We’ve got a real passion for football and are keen to impart our experience and knowledge to help players make the right decisions for their careers.[48]

Im just surprised there are no hospitals, schools, bridges or Royal Navy ships named after him.

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Then again Fat Matt has more England caps than Best, Law and Cantona combined. So it all evens out.
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Carlton Palmer more than all of them.
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City looked good again, although knocking over dustbins isn’t proving much - bigger tests to come,
yes indeed - we have Chelski next and that'll be more indicative of where we really are
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yes indeed - we have Chelski next and that'll be more indicative of where we really are
Yes Chelski will be a test for you. We play those dustbins on Saturday I wonder if we will score 5 against them.
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Yes Chelski will be a test for you. We play those dustbins on Saturday I wonder if we will score 5 against them.
you should as they appear extremely vulnerable to pace so Rashford and Martial will have a field day
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you should as they appear extremely vulnerable to pace so Rashford and Martial will have a field day
So a 1 - 1 draw then A front 3 of Lukaku, Rashford and Martial mmmm don't think Jose wants that just yet.
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