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Garbatellamike Jun 8th 2021 11:40 am

The 2021/22 Football Thread
 
Well that's the Covid season done and hopefully gone for ever.

Citeh won the league and League cup whilst the Foxes won the FA Cup for the first time (well done them). Chelski brought the CL trophy home (Boo!).

Pep was rightly manager of the year, Dias indisputably was voted player of the year and the Stockport Iniesta got player (I'd have given the latter to Mount btw).

Yernited, Chelski and Red Scouse join the Champions in the CL.

Foxes and Wet Spam get Europa league with spurs in the new 3rd tier competition alongside the champions of Gibraltar, Moldova etc etc....

Oh and Bristol Rovers finished stone last in league one with a goal difference of minus 30 despite their dodgy financial dealings.....

Transfer speculation now going mad....

Looking forward to next year...

who is your club going to sign?

Former Lancastrian Jun 8th 2021 11:53 am

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I'm confused because doesn't Euro 2020 start on Friday?

I hope the Gimp's know Amazon Prime Day is on 21/22 June and order a few cases of Flex Seal to fix the roof. Apparently they are spending 11 million on installing new floodlights at OT and Carrington. Who knew LED bulbs were that expensive.
I expect us to be linked to signing 256 new players and spending anywhere between 5 quid and 2 billion. I expect the bookies to be offering odds on how many minutes Phil Jones will play as opposed to games.

SpoogleDrummer Jun 8th 2021 5:47 pm

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We tend to do our business early and so far we've signed Konate and let Gini go. I expect Origi and Shaqiri to leave too. With all our injured players due to return as well as Harvey Elliot and Minamino I'm not sure we really need to buy anyone else. That said I'd keep an eye on Chelsea, if they buy Haaland they may need to ditch Werner at a cut price fee so he might be worth a punt considering we wanted him initially.

pommybird Jun 9th 2021 4:47 pm

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We tend to do our business at 10 minutes before deadline and take whatever is in the bargain bucket.

We need the manager thing sorted pronto, can't see Poch coming back to be honest.

kimilseung Jun 9th 2021 5:40 pm

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I stopped by out neighbour here in Seattle, who displays a Brentford bees flag, to congratulate them on Premiership status next year, to my surprise they are not Larnderners, but locals.
The US support of overseas soccer has expanded to include the Championship. He's followed them for a few years now, he had the flag up last year, I noticed it at the time of the 2020 play-offs

Former Lancastrian Jun 9th 2021 6:01 pm

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Originally Posted by kimilseung (Post 13015872)
I stopped by out neighbour here in Seattle, who displays a Brentford bees flag, to congratulate them on Premiership status next year, to my surprise they are not Larnderners, but locals.
The US support of overseas soccer has expanded to include the Championship. He's followed them for a few years now, he had the flag up last year, I noticed it at the time of the 2020 play-offs

Well seeing as the West Coast has an abundance of eco friendly people they obviously thought of the bees pollinating flowers and good for the environment so this looks like a good team to follow. Apparently Yernited are very well followed by people in Detroit as they have the largest number of Satanic Temple members in the US.

Garbatellamike Jun 9th 2021 9:22 pm

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Originally Posted by pommybird (Post 13015857)
We tend to do our business at 10 minutes before deadline and take whatever is in the bargain bucket.

We need the manager thing sorted pronto, can't see Poch coming back to be honest.

Fonseca now in the frame

BristolUK Jun 9th 2021 9:45 pm

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Originally Posted by kimilseung (Post 13015872)
I stopped by out neighbour here in Seattle, who displays a Brentford bees flag, to congratulate them on Premiership status next year, to my surprise they are not Larnderners, but locals.
The US support of overseas soccer has expanded to include the Championship. He's followed them for a few years now, he had the flag up last year, I noticed it at the time of the 2020 play-offs

Glory Hunters. :lol:

Scamp Jun 10th 2021 4:26 am

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Originally Posted by kimilseung (Post 13015872)
I stopped by out neighbour here in Seattle, who displays a Brentford bees flag, to congratulate them on Premiership status next year, to my surprise they are not Larnderners, but locals.
The US support of overseas soccer has expanded to include the Championship. He's followed them for a few years now, he had the flag up last year, I noticed it at the time of the 2020 play-offs

I love this.
When in Japan I watched Saints play (highlights) against West Ham. Found a pub, sat down with the mrs and started watching.
Realised there were several signed Saints shirts and that of course, Yoshida, was a club legend. Made a few friends with broken English and a few pictures of me at St Mary's.

Football is bloody brilliant,

DaveLovesDee Jun 15th 2021 7:38 pm

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2021-2022 Scottish Premier League fixtures released

Premier League fixtures released at 9am tomorrow. The EFL fixtures will be released on the 24th June.

DaveLovesDee Jun 15th 2021 7:41 pm

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European Super League: Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid admitted to Champions League despite involvement in breakaway project


Former Lancastrian Jun 16th 2021 1:59 pm

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For those interested here are the fixtures as a whole or you can do it by club well at least on Sky Sports website.

https://www.skysports.com/football/n...pening-weekend

civilservant Jun 16th 2021 3:59 pm

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Typical for Man Utd. Apparently Woodward and OGS have just discovered that Trippier is a decent player now that he's 30 and want to spend upwards of $25m to bring him to Manchester.

That makes sense.

https://www.theguardian.com/football...tletico-madrid

Former Lancastrian Jun 16th 2021 5:16 pm

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Originally Posted by civilservant (Post 13018257)
Typical for Man Utd. Apparently Woodward and OGS have just discovered that Trippier is a decent player now that he's 30 and want to spend upwards of $25m to bring him to Manchester.

That makes sense.

https://www.theguardian.com/football...tletico-madrid

Well it's not like we have ever overpaid for a player before. Trippier is a decent player but is he likely to replace Shaw or AWB at full back. Dalot is in the Portugal squad at the Euro's.

civilservant Jun 16th 2021 5:43 pm

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Trippier is a decent player but is he likely to replace Shaw or AWB at full back.
Good competition for places though, after all who is pushing AWB at RB? Williams needs to out on loan and get some game time, Dalot will probably leave, so we need someone who can play 20-ish matches in a season. Don't know if Trippier will want to do that though approached the final years of his career. Lord knows how much wags we'll have to throw at him, added to the 350k a week we've already 'agreed' for Sancho as reported in the media.

Who said transfers would calm down in the current era?


Dalot is in the Portugal squad at the Euro's.
Only because someone else got COVID. He was originally left out.

kimilseung Jun 16th 2021 5:55 pm

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Wales job done. 4 points should get them one of those third place spots.

BristolUK Jun 17th 2021 3:37 pm

Re: The 2021/22 Football Thread
 
Gennaro Gattuso :eek:

Someone's having a laugh.

pommybird Jun 17th 2021 3:58 pm

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Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 13018664)
Gennaro Gattuso :eek:

Someone's having a laugh.

Now there's a man who would have the balls to tell Levy what's what!! Loved him as a player, but as a manger it's a big no thank you. Looks like it's going to be Italians from here thanks to Paratici, talking of which I am loving the Azzurri in the Euros....Forza Italia!

civilservant Jun 17th 2021 4:01 pm

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I don't think you have to worry about Gigi, as soon as he gets an answer he doesn't like (which is sure to be in the first month with Levy) he'll be on his bike.

Why are Spurs having such a hard time getting someone to take the job? Is it perhaps because they are basically broke paying for this new stadium and are probably selling their best player this summer?

Garbatellamike Jun 17th 2021 7:15 pm

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Originally Posted by civilservant (Post 13018257)
Typical for Man Utd. Apparently Woodward and OGS have just discovered that Trippier is a decent player now that he's 30 and want to spend upwards of $25m to bring him BACK to Manchester.

FIFY :p

DaveLovesDee Jun 17th 2021 9:22 pm

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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 13018203)
For those interested here are the fixtures as a whole or you can do it by club well at least on Sky Sports website.

https://www.skysports.com/football/n...pening-weekend

Looking at the Boxing Day and New Year's fixtures, the PL has once again missed an opportunity to reduce the distance travelled by fans on dates where public transport is usually much-reduced....

Why can't these dates become the traditional dates for derby matches or playing other teams closer to home to make it a little easier for travelling fans?

But then the FA, PL and EFL aren't there for the fans, are they?

Former Lancastrian Jun 17th 2021 9:43 pm

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At least all the PL fixtures on those dates are 3pm kick offs so it means not being stuck in a shithole like London overnight because the last train home has already left. There again the networks haven't decided what time the actual kick offs will be as weekend games are all showing 3pm kick offs and midweek games as 7.45pm. Also Boxing Day is on a Sunday so probably even less options for public transport.

Bring back the football specials :lol:

DaveLovesDee Jun 17th 2021 10:11 pm

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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 13018823)
At least all the PL fixtures on those dates are 3pm kick offs so it means not being stuck in a shithole like London overnight because the last train home has already left. There again the networks haven't decided what time the actual kick offs will be as weekend games are all showing 3pm kick offs and midweek games as 7.45pm. Also Boxing Day is on a Sunday so probably even less options for public transport.

Bring back the football specials :lol:

Yup.. The current system limits public transport options for travel to non-derby games.

And that's before tv has picked their 12:15, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00 and 20:00 kickoffs....

Scamp Jun 18th 2021 3:59 am

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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee (Post 13018814)
Looking at the Boxing Day and New Year's fixtures, the PL has once again missed an opportunity to reduce the distance travelled by fans on dates where public transport is usually much-reduced....

Why can't these dates become the traditional dates for derby matches or playing other teams closer to home to make it a little easier for travelling fans?

But then the FA, PL and EFL aren't there for the fans, are they?

I thought they did that normally?

Unfortunately, very difficult for us being the only decent team in the whole South of England.

We usually get Palace though to be fair, West Ham this time so let’s hope I can get back for Xmas and take Dad.

civilservant Jun 18th 2021 10:14 am

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Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 13018664)
Gennaro Gattuso :eek:

Someone's having a laugh.

Well that story aged well didn't it.....

Former Lancastrian Jun 18th 2021 12:36 pm

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So seems like Blue Scouse don't want Rafa so would he be a good fit at Spurs? Shame they didn't build the cheese shop as some might think Rafa would have been more suitable to managing that.
Proof that Covid affects brain cells as Atletico want 30 million for Trippier.
Nice to see our Scottish cousins in London obeying the pandemic rules and singing songs about how much they love England.
I wonder how many English fans will take note of the letter written to them by the FA asking them to behave and not boo the Scottish National Anthem or the taking of the knee. Perhaps the person that signed the letter was previously employed as a cat herder.

BristolUK Jun 18th 2021 7:53 pm

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Originally Posted by civilservant (Post 13018994)
Well that story aged well didn't it.....

A comedy short

ededed Jun 19th 2021 7:15 pm

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Evening all…..

kimilseung Jun 19th 2021 7:18 pm

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Originally Posted by ededed (Post 13019499)
Evening all…..

Hello stranger.

ededed Jun 19th 2021 7:35 pm

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Originally Posted by kimilseung (Post 13019501)
Hello stranger.

Hey pal, congrats on the league win. Well deserved. Can’t say the same for last season ;)

I see this website is still horribly non-user friendly. Think it was coded and built by people who’ve never had to use it.


Scamp Jun 20th 2021 7:01 am

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Originally Posted by ededed (Post 13019499)
Evening all…..

Eurgh.

I mean, welcome back, etc.

DaveLovesDee Jun 20th 2021 10:46 am

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Originally Posted by ededed (Post 13019499)
Evening all…..

He's baaackk...!

pommybird Jun 20th 2021 4:11 pm

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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee (Post 13019661)
He's baaackk...!

I think I vaguely remember him, isn’t he that rampant Liverpool fan who used to post on here?

DaveLovesDee Jun 20th 2021 4:22 pm

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Originally Posted by pommybird (Post 13019721)
I think I vaguely remember him, isn’t he that rampant Liverpool fan who used to post on here?

I thought he was the glory hunter who switched to Leicester, Chelsea then Man City.... :p He might have been a Liverpool supporter before that.

Not sure why he was banned?

pommybird Jun 20th 2021 4:30 pm

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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee (Post 13019723)

Not sure why he was banned?

I could tell you but then I’d have to kill you

DaveLovesDee Jun 20th 2021 5:11 pm

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Originally Posted by pommybird (Post 13019724)
I could tell you but then I’d have to kill you

Please don't sing! :p

Mr Weeze Jun 21st 2021 3:49 am

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Shit he’s back

Former Lancastrian Jun 21st 2021 8:37 pm

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So now the fun begins as Citeh have offered 100 million for Kane. I wonder if it will get to the stage where Levy and the Sheikh will be quibbling about if Pommybird is included in the deal?

DaveLovesDee Jun 21st 2021 9:23 pm

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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 13020138)
So now the fun begins as Citeh have offered 100 million for Kane. I wonder if it will get to the stage where Levy and the Sheikh will be quibbling about if Pommybird is included in the deal?

I think Pommybird is worth more than £100 million just for herself... It should be asked if Kane is included or not... :p

pommybird Jun 22nd 2021 6:06 am

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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 13020138)
So now the fun begins as Citeh have offered 100 million for Kane. I wonder if it will get to the stage where Levy and the Sheikh will be quibbling about if Pommybird is included in the deal?

Tell you what, I would have scored that penalty that Gareth missed the other day!


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