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by Sanguine
19 Feb 2018 13:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Goal Drought At Home In The League
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Goal Drought At Home In The League

Before I've found a 4 game goal-less run under Adkins as we got relegated from the Premier League, 0-2 defeats to Southampton and City, and 0-0 draws with QPR and Liverpool. And prior to that the hunch re Coppell's last season was about correct, albeit the longest run was 3 games. Our 2-2 draw with ...
by Sanguine
19 Feb 2018 13:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Goal Drought At Home In The League
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Goal Drought At Home In The League

I suspected it might have happened under Clarke and I was right. We've actually had a run of 6 in recent history. We failed to score in 12 of our home games in 14-15, including the last four, which were a 0-0 draw with Blackburn, and defeats to Bournemouth, Birmingham and Brentford (0-1, 0-1, 0-2). ...
by Sanguine
19 Feb 2018 10:33
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 92
Views: 1783

Re: VAR

The problems with VAR continue to be how the officials are using it, and not the concept itself.
by Sanguine
15 Feb 2018 16:39
Forum: General Football
Topic: ConIFA World Cup 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 201

Re: ConIFA World Cup 2018

How on earth do sides like Kiribati fund the travel? I wonder what the standard is like. Might pop down to a game if I can be arsed. @ Green. The squad list through the Wiki link above says the Kiribati squad were all born on the island. As to the standard, their only major tournament previous has ...
by Sanguine
15 Feb 2018 12:51
Forum: General Football
Topic: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013
Replies: 2170
Views: 106518

Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

Must admit that after Porto's capitulation last night, that difficulty factor actually looks generous.
by Sanguine
15 Feb 2018 12:38
Forum: General Football
Topic: Champz League 17/18
Replies: 105
Views: 3077

Re: Champz League 17/18

Nothing has changed though for them has it. They'll look great against a lot of teams but everyone knows they're fragile if you can get at the defence. Difficult to argue they haven't improved during the season. Little stat from last night that perhaps highlights why PSG won't win the CL. Cavani an...
by Sanguine
15 Feb 2018 10:35
Forum: General Football
Topic: Champz League 17/18
Replies: 105
Views: 3077

Re: Champz League 17/18

Last night just makes the defeat at Swansea all the more perplexing. They are probably on paper one of the weakest teams left in the CL, but I can't see any of their potential quarter-final opponents wanting to draw Liverpool.
by Sanguine
13 Feb 2018 15:44
Forum: General Football
Topic: ConIFA World Cup 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 201

Re: ConIFA World Cup 2018

Presume most will be supporting Ellan Vannin as the nearest thing to a "home" team on a location basis? Tibet presumably rank outsiders given the obstacles and only qualifying on a wild card? Could HNA enter a team in the next one as a minority not affiliated with FIFA? Membership of ConI...
by Sanguine
13 Feb 2018 15:03
Forum: General Football
Topic: ConIFA World Cup 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 201

Re: ConIFA World Cup 2018

Tibet have overcome an obstacle or two to field a team.

Moreover, the pitch [where they held their first training session] was in horrible condition and only half of it could be used as it was located on a public road.
by Sanguine
13 Feb 2018 13:23
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 3307
Views: 138706

Re: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want

Had a quick look at Redcafe (United) and RAWK (Liverpool) both are depressed as fook...it's all doom and gloom Lot of bitching about Mourihno's and Klopp's tactics It's weird. Teams run away with the league (Chelsea last season, City this) and fans of other sides bemoan their inability to stay with...
by Sanguine
13 Feb 2018 11:53
Forum: General Football
Topic: Weekend Football
Replies: 125
Views: 5766

Re: Weekend Football

No real thread for it, so here will do - sadly Ryan Mason, of Spurs, Hull and briefly England, has been forced to retire at 26 having fractured his skull a year ago in a clash with Gary Cahill.
by Sanguine
13 Feb 2018 11:52
Forum: General Football
Topic: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013
Replies: 2170
Views: 106518

Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

Golden Shoe latest: 1. Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur: 23 goals x 2.0 difficulty factor = 46.0 points 2. Mohamed Salah, Liverpool: 22 x 2.0 = 44.0 =3. Sergio Aguero, Manchester City: 21 x 2.0 = 42.0 =3. Edinson Cavani, Paris Saint-Germain: 21 x 2.0 = 42.0 =5. Ciro Immobile, Lazio: 20 x 2.0 = 40.0 =5...
by Sanguine
12 Feb 2018 14:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: What was the single biggest mistake we made this season?
Replies: 63
Views: 2379

Re: What was the single biggest mistake we made this season?

I imagine the first thing we'd do is cash in on Liam Moore at a much reduced price. Then try and thin out the wage bill. I do wonder who would end up staying. While going down could be a springboard if we do well, there's always the risk of doing a Coventry or Leyton Orient and continue tumbling do...
by Sanguine
12 Feb 2018 11:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: What was the single biggest mistake we made this season?
Replies: 63
Views: 2379

Re: What was the single biggest mistake we made this season?

I don't know about our biggest mistake this season, but our biggest loss has been Danny Williams' energy in midfield.
by Sanguine
12 Feb 2018 11:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: What was the single biggest mistake we made this season?
Replies: 63
Views: 2379

Re: What was the single biggest mistake we made this season?

Having Stam as manager . . . . . . Not replacing the Heineken van with another West Berks Brewery one . . . . Ian Royal. There you go, i've done the joke answers for you. . . Seriously - I think it was buying Aluko rather than getting a new left back in. Had we bough a left back then we'd have had ...
by Sanguine
12 Feb 2018 10:44
Forum: General Football
Topic: Ups & Downs 2017/18
Replies: 31
Views: 632

Re: Ups & Downs 2017/18

Southampton are in a bit of bother - 11 games to go, but only four at home, and I think their fate might be sealed in March, where they play Stoke (h), Newcastle (a), Swansea (a), West Ham (a). All six pointers, and after that they have Arsenal, Chelsea and City in their last six games.
by Sanguine
09 Feb 2018 16:22
Forum: General Football
Topic: CheLOLsea
Replies: 8884
Views: 332102

Re: CheLOLsea

This didn't happen, did it.
by Sanguine
08 Feb 2018 11:32
Forum: General Football
Topic: CheLOLsea
Replies: 8884
Views: 332102

Re: CheLOLsea

You're revelling in this a bit Zammo, it seems rather churlish to* post the tweet(s) in question.

Edit: *not to
by Sanguine
06 Feb 2018 16:22
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 5102
Views: 233173

Re: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round

Ronald Koeman is the new Netherlands manager. :shock:
by Sanguine
06 Feb 2018 12:30
Forum: General Football
Topic: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season
Replies: 6169
Views: 246177

Re: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season

The challenge is on the Twitter link - pretty standard aeriel 'duel', the kid jumps into Lallana challenging for the ball and leads, a little, with the arm. Over-reaction though on Lallana's part.
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