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post #1901 of 2113

Dear lord, that was about the worst 15 minutes of football I've ever seen played. Villa, up 2-0 at half, just never came out of the locker room at halftime and let Arsenal score three times, twice on penalties. Unbelievable.

post #1902 of 2113

Yeah that was terrible.

post #1903 of 2113

Well at least we're tied for the Premier League right now.

post #1904 of 2113

United really showed that they have the fire needed to win the Premier League this year. That was an incredible 3 goal comeback against Chelsea that not even I saw coming.

post #1905 of 2113

The Fergie affect, in full force.

post #1906 of 2113

And what an awesome effect it is! 2 points back is a lot better than 3 points back. All it would take is City to stumble in a game and take the L with United getting the W and we're top of the table again.

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Good to see the FA handle the whole Terry rasict row in their customary brainless manner....

 

Let's remember all the tabloid "isn't 'Arry Great" coverage for when they are calling for his head in 18 months time...

post #1908 of 2113

Top of the table! Now City needs to lose (a tie would work too).

post #1909 of 2113

The Terry/Ferdinand situation has turned into such a clusterfuck it's unbelievable. WHY hasn't this been dealt with in court yet? What reason did they give?

 

I like how the minute Capello was gone, after what was apparently five seconds of shock has subsided there was a collective "oh I'm glad he's gone" sentiment. The football wasn't always pretty but we qualified comfortably for two tournaments in a row, which after McClaren shouldn't be taken for granted. He did do miserably at World Cup 2010 but he deserved a shot at another tournament to show us what he could do and end his reign with some pride. (No I'm not suggesting for a second we could have won it)

post #1910 of 2113

I'm not sure which has been handled worse - Terry/Ferdinand or Suarez/Evra. The only explanation I've heard that makes sense as to why Terry's sentencing hasn't taken place but Suarez's has is because he's English and there's a tournament coming up.

post #1911 of 2113
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Originally Posted by Russell Faraday View Post

The Terry/Ferdinand situation has turned into such a clusterfuck it's unbelievable. WHY hasn't this been dealt with in court yet? What reason did they give?

 

I like how the minute Capello was gone, after what was apparently five seconds of shock has subsided there was a collective "oh I'm glad he's gone" sentiment. The football wasn't always pretty but we qualified comfortably for two tournaments in a row, which after McClaren shouldn't be taken for granted. He did do miserably at World Cup 2010 but he deserved a shot at another tournament to show us what he could do and end his reign with some pride. (No I'm not suggesting for a second we could have won it)


Chelsea's lawyers successfully argued that players can't miss training when called to testify hence the delay until after the season.

 

If England get out of the group in June, they would have batted their average as a top 8 in Europe side. I doubt we'll get further and may struggle to do just that. Still as a fan I intend to enjoy what is often the superior summer soccer event.

 


 

 

post #1912 of 2113

So instead it hangs over the rest of the season, allowing opposition fans the chance to chant about it at every match and continue to make it into a huge issue.

 

Breathtaking.

 

It's extremely simple, I'm assuming the footage of Terry during that match where his mouth was blurred was footage of him at the moment of the alleged incident? So if they watch that it's clear whether he said anything or not? If I'm wrong in that assumption and it's more complicated then that's fair enough.

post #1913 of 2113

Chelsea thought it would be in their best interests to delay it until after the end of the season. I suspect they hope to persuade QPR players to "forget" what was said.

post #1914 of 2113

Chelsea were wrong..... DEAD wrong!

 

Well the moment's on camera isn't it?

post #1915 of 2113

It was good to see Man U play their strongest lineup today against Ajax.

post #1916 of 2113

I <3 Ryan Giggs

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I <3 Ryan Giggs



Same. He always plays his ass off and continues to surprise.

post #1918 of 2113
Back where the hell we belong.
post #1919 of 2113

So anyone else want to join me on the anyone-but-Chelsea bandwagon? Seriously the idea of Drogba winning the CL after all the driving (and ITV haven't mentioned it once in the wrap up) = mad.gif

post #1920 of 2113
Madrid or Milan has that shit, yo.
post #1921 of 2113

What a disappointing end to a very disappointing "european season" for Manchester United. First bowing out of the Champions League...and following that up a month later with a very short-lived time in the Europa League. Gotta say, even if United win the Premier League like I have a feeling they're going to, I'll be disappointed in them this season.

post #1922 of 2113
We'll win the Premier League, but part of me does feel a little let down they couldn't put a better fight in Europe.
 
Props to Bilbao's fans though for giving respect to Giggs and acknowledging United's support. Hope they win Europa.
post #1923 of 2113

So did what happened to Fabrice Muamba happen on camera? I had the game on but for 15 minutes after he went down they never showed anything. Bizarre.

post #1924 of 2113

No, it wasnt on camera. There was a quick shot of him face down, but after that nothing.

post #1925 of 2113

And that should just about seal the championship for United. Their win and City's loss puts them up 8 points with 6 games left.

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Why couldn't Charlton be this awesome when I lived in London? <sigh>
 
Anyway, if Russell's down at the Valley today, have one for me.
 
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post #1927 of 2113

I bloody wish I was Jim! I lost my job at the worst possible time, I'm starting a new one on Tuesday but it's too late!

 

So, so proud and happy. I was overwhelmed last Saturday when promotion was confirmed, the tears came. 

 

Look out Championship we're a-coming for ya...

 

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post #1928 of 2113

 

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I bloody wish I was Jim! I lost my job at the worst possible time, I'm starting a new one on Tuesday but it's too late!

 

So, so proud and happy. I was overwhelmed last Saturday when promotion was confirmed, the tears came. 

 

Look out Championship we're a-coming for ya...

 

cafcgoingup2.jpg

 

Ah, that sucks. But hey, you're employed.

 

I hear they're going to sell out the season finale. I'd say I'm looking forward to championship merchandise, but the shipping charges are murder (15 pounds for any overseas orders? Guh.). Oh well.

 

At least they've started selling online copies of the Football League Paper ($30 is too much for a digital subscription, though - especially when you can't save it as a PDF).

 

post #1929 of 2113

Yeah last I heard there were 39 (!) tickets left for the Hartlepool game. Have to wonder where these people were all season...

 

Damn you're coping with some extortionate prices, think you'll get over here for any games next year?

post #1930 of 2113

 

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Yeah last I heard there were 39 (!) tickets left for the Hartlepool game. Have to wonder where these people were all season...

 

Damn you're coping with some extortionate prices, think you'll get over here for any games next year?

 

Welcome to being a soccer fan 3,000 miles away from his team. Turns out shipping for multiple items is 40 frigging pounds! (That's about $65.)

 

Luckily, I have standing offers from local Addicks who wouldn't mind sending stuff here.

 

Doubt it. Considering the general cost and my freelance-only existence, going back to London for a visit is gonna have to wait until full-time work and/or a future honeymoon.

post #1931 of 2113

Check it out Jim, it's like we're actually in North Upper!

 

post #1932 of 2113

 

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Check it out Jim, it's like we're actually in North Upper!

 

 

I see that, and raise you this:

 

post #1933 of 2113

There walks a god amongst us *wipes tear*

post #1934 of 2113

Yep. I wasn't venturing around Charlton Life much last year because, well, I have better things to do than deal with angry fans. Was he really on thin ice when they were struggling?

 

At least I can illegally download the Football League Show and watch highlights later, as most American FL fans should.

post #1935 of 2113

As a football fan from Saff London, I will tonight of course be cheering for Barca with all my heart!!

post #1936 of 2113

What an awesome awesome game today between Barca and Chelsea.

post #1937 of 2113

It had everything! Goals, an unlikely last-minute scorer, John Terry making a complete cock of himself...

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post #1939 of 2113

 

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Yep. I wasn't venturing around Charlton Life much last year because, well, I have better things to do than deal with angry fans. Was he really on thin ice when they were struggling?

 

Not really, as much as I criticised Newcastle fans for still praising Shearer as manager after he got 1 win in 8 games and failed to keep them up, we did the same thing with Powell except his record was just a little better. His actions for us as a player ensured we could never turn on him as a manager, and I'm fairly sure the board never thought they'd made the wrong choice with him.

 

That sound is gonna follow Gary Neville around for the rest of his life, it got some good airplay on the radio today. And probably will tomorrow. And the day after...

post #1940 of 2113

If Deadspin gets ahold of it, then that means there's going to be a loooooong shelf life for that bit. And that's just in the US!

 

Honestly, I'm jealous you're in London because I would totally go down to the Valley tomorrow, pick up a program and soak up the atmosphere.

post #1941 of 2113

Chris Powell and trophy.

 

Yep.

post #1942 of 2113

"AGUERO!!! ... ... ... Staggering! ... Just staggering! ... He's won the league with 90 seconds of stoppage time remaining in the season! ... It's just the most extraordinary scenario of football you could've dreamt up!"

 

No sporting competition I know of has ever had a final day, a final match, a final 5 minutes, more epic, more dramatic, and more unbelievable than the English Premier League of 2011-2012.

 

Simply astounding.

 

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post #1943 of 2113

Wish I'd seen that match now; just reading about it has been chill-inducing stuff.

 

Kudos to Citeh - thank fuck someone finally broke the Aresnal/chelsea/Man U stranglehold on the Premiership! And Newcastle (My team) finished 5th, so it was a good season for us too. 

post #1944 of 2113

Apparently there were Citeh fans leaving early yesterday. Hopefully they used their time for something more important than the most dramatic and memorable moment in their club's history. 

 

Great season for Newcastle. To finish above Liverpool, the CL finalists and Sunderland is a great achievement.

post #1945 of 2113

Hey Russell, Charlton is reprinting the program from the Hartlepool match and adding pages. It can purchased at the Valley or online. Would love to get a copy, but the equivalent of $30 for a single program (plus shipping) is just too much. Maybe I'll get lucky on Ebay. BUY ONE IN MY STEAD.

post #1946 of 2113

Carlos Tevez has done the impossible and made me hate a team/club/person worse than my hatred for everything Wisconsin.

 

That alone should earn him a trophy.

post #1947 of 2113

Stumbled across this fun compilation of different commentaries of the Aguerro goal. The Argentine guy seems to have gone somewhat viral but even as a South Americanophile I prefer the Norwegian and Polish guys, along with the crazy Arabic commentary. Had no idea you Brits had so many separate commentators to choose from too - Lord Sir Martin Tyler remaining the best of all. In NZ we had Peter Drury's "Staggering! ... Staggering!" which was also pretty damn good.

 

Also contains a hilarious and touching video which combines several live fan reactions from both sides of the Manc divide.

 

http://www.101greatgoals.com/blog/the-best-commentary-to-sergio-agueros-title-winner-for-manchester-city-v-qpr/

post #1948 of 2113

What, nothing about Chelsea's CL victory?

 

Good for Drogba and Lampard, but in all honesty, it was a pretty lame game, where Chelsea had nothing to offer, except a lesson in how to take advantage of corner kicks.  And Heynckes makes the mistake of allowing a Dutchman to take a penalty during regulation time. 

 

Also, is Di Matteo now officially CFC's best coach in history?  Six months in and he's already got a CL title.

post #1949 of 2113

Chelsea are vile and John Terry deserves public flogging but I am pleased for Drogba and Di Matteo, as they're both pretty cool chaps. Plus it means Spurs lose out on the Champions League spot, which brings me no end of amusement.

 

Betting Di Matteo gets told so long and thanks for all the cups within a fortnight, the poor bastard.

post #1950 of 2113

Poor Bastard? he's set for a seven figure bonus for winning the CL, and if Chelski say no, I bet another European club comes in for him.

 

Gutted Drogba and Terry have winners medals thou, but Cahill has had quite the 6 months going from Bolton to winning the biggest prize in club football...

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