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Garbatellamike Aug 8th 2017 5:24 pm

Re: British football thread 2017-2018
 
Arsenal v Leicester - 3-0
Watford v Coutinhogonerpool - 0-2
Palace v 'Uddersfield 1-1
Everton v Stoke - 3-2
Saints v Swansea - 2-1
WBA v AFCB - 0-0
B&H v Citeh - 6-5
Newc v Spuds - 1-1
Man U v West Ham - 0-0 snoozefest
Che v Bur - 1-0

SpoogleDrummer Aug 8th 2017 6:23 pm

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Is there a reason you're all ignoring Chelsea V Burnley?

DaveLovesDee Aug 8th 2017 6:23 pm

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Chelsea v Burnley 3-1.

Garbatellamike Aug 8th 2017 6:34 pm

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Originally Posted by SpoogleDrummer (Post 12312279)
Is there a reason you're all ignoring Chelsea V Burnley?

who? :sneaky:

johnwoo Aug 8th 2017 6:50 pm

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Originally Posted by ededed (Post 12311982)
Thanks - f
It's the Premiership, not the Championship. The championship was what you were in before you got rescued from bankruptcy by a man who needed to funnel illegal funds out of Russia. When he's got all his cash out, he'll be off and away, and you'll be back in division 2. Probably alongside us, as the Glazers are now denying funds to Jose to buy a left back as he's clearly realised Shaw's level of fitness was perfect for a bottom 6 side but not good enough for a 3-time European Cup side of Galacticos like Lingard, Smalling and Jones.

Actually, I agree, I hate football. I'm going to support Clyde.


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Actually I prefer the old Chelsea. Hard to keep track of who's playing for who on today's teams.

ededed Aug 8th 2017 7:36 pm

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Originally Posted by johnwoo (Post 12312299)
Actually I prefer the old Chelsea. Hard to keep track of who's playing for who on today's teams.

And there's the nub of the problem. United, Chelsea, City, Liverpool - they're the Harlem Globetrotters - it's hard to have a true affinity with a club who's players are effectively mercenaries and will be off and away at the drop of a hat (or a wheelbarrow of cash). How many of your teams' players are fans of the club they play for? For them it's a job. Moving on is like moving from Tesco to Sainsbury's, and agents are just parasitical recruitment consultants :sneaky:

(Cue dull monologue about how Le Pissier was a one man team despite actually just not being good enough to play for a team who were actually challenging for something)....

Garbatellamike Aug 8th 2017 7:39 pm

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Originally Posted by ededed (Post 12312339)
And there's the nub of the problem. United, Chelsea, City, Liverpool - they're the Harlem Globetrotters - it's hard to have a true affinity with a club who's players are effectively mercenaries and will be off and away at the drop of a hat (or a wheelbarrow of cash). How many of your teams' players are fans of the club they play for? For them it's a job. Moving on is like moving from Tesco to Sainsbury's, and agents are just parasitical recruitment consultants :sneaky:

:goodpost: only one we have is young Foden who has been with the club since he was 8 and is a fan too.

johnwoo Aug 8th 2017 7:52 pm

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Not popular outside Stamford Bridge but Lampard and Terry were the last of the earlier Chelsea.

Garbatellamike Aug 8th 2017 8:06 pm

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Originally Posted by johnwoo (Post 12312354)
Not popular outside Stamford Bridge but Lampard and Terry were the last of the earlier Chelsea.

Lampard was a West Ham boy though

johnwoo Aug 8th 2017 8:38 pm

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Originally Posted by Garbatellamike (Post 12312364)
Lampard was a West Ham boy though

So was Terry, but I think I can say they were more true Chelsea than W.H.

pommybird Aug 8th 2017 8:41 pm

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Originally Posted by johnwoo (Post 12312354)
Not popular outside Stamford Bridge but Lampard and Terry were the last of the earlier Chelsea.

Zola, best Chav ever!

ededed Aug 8th 2017 8:47 pm

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Originally Posted by pommybird (Post 12312398)
Zola, best Chav ever!

True dat. Great player, awful manager.

Garbatellamike Aug 8th 2017 8:53 pm

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Originally Posted by johnwoo (Post 12312393)
So was Terry, but I think I can say they were more true Chelsea than W.H.

didn't realize Terry had been poached as well thought he was Chelski through and through but Lampard had played 5 seasons before he transferred

johnwoo Aug 8th 2017 8:54 pm

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Originally Posted by pommybird (Post 12312398)
Zola, best Chav ever!

When I moved to the US Football (Soccer) was dead zone. Football didn't even get mentioned in the sports pages. It is as if football didn't exist. Even though it was a popular kids game here. I coached and refereed kids soccer but didn't know much about what was going on in the UK.
It is only fairly recently it's been on TV, it is only since a few years back I've been able to renew my interest in British football and my old club Chelsea.
I must admit I've always been a bit of a closet Spurs fan after Chelsea.
Saw a lot of the great Spurs team games of the early sixties.

Garbatellamike Aug 8th 2017 8:59 pm

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oh dear Lukaku.........

better 2nd time


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