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#2901 concert andy

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:35 PM

they won't spend the money on a big splash, unless they generate it from his sale. They panic bought at the end of last summer with their Fabregas money. They've already spent this years money and already brought in Podolski (undisclosed) and Giroud (12 mil). who for me, look to be the RVP replacements.


Poor Arsne. I think it is time for him to step down and do the same thing elsewhere. He is not going to win big at Arsenal.

#2902 jme

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:43 PM

not with their spending habits, noone will. he's bought great talent through those doors and there is nothing to show for it. Fabregas leaving was the beginning of the end. then RVP, and Walcott already wants out. Not that he's on the same level, but he's young and dynamic. Ramsey and Wilshere might have a change of heart seeing all this go down too.

i think, in the end whoever offers the most cash, gets the prize. I really can't understand how they would sell to another English club though. they are still 3rd or 4th best, and would only make a Manc team completely untouchable by keeping him in England.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:09 PM

not with their spending habits, noone will. he's bought great talent through those doors and there is nothing to show for it. Fabregas leaving was the beginning of the end. then RVP, and Walcott already wants out. Not that he's on the same level, but he's young and dynamic. Ramsey and Wilshere might have a change of heart seeing all this go down too.

i think, in the end whoever offers the most cash, gets the prize. I really can't understand how they would sell to another English club though. they are still 3rd or 4th best, and would only make a Manc team completely untouchable by keeping him in England.


Think Liverpool is regretting spending 35 million on Carrol, when they could have had RVP for less than that today.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:37 PM

yeah, that Kenny Daglish is a genius. :lol: not sure who would come in for Carroll right now either. he's going to be a hell of a problem if he doesn't get time on the pitch. And rogers doesn't seem to want to loan him, only sell.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 06:09 PM

Crazy stat from last year's EPL.

Citeh scored on every 18th corner they took.

Aston Villa did not score from a corner all season, 218 taken.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 06:46 PM

Crazy stat from last year's EPL.

Citeh scored on every 18th corner they took.

Aston Villa did not score from a corner all season, 218 taken.


I'm guessing you mean "1-in-every-18" not "every 18th"? Because if they truly scored on every 18th, I could see opposing keepers simply refusing to tip the ball over the bar or push a shot wide while sitting on 17, thus delaying the inevitiable. :lol:

Yeah, well ineptitude from set pieces is an Alex McLeish speciality.

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#2907 concert andy

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 07:09 PM

I'm guessing you mean "1-in-every-18" not "every 18th"? Because if they truly scored on every 18th, I could see opposing keepers simply refusing to tip the ball over the bar or push a shot wide while sitting on 17, thus delaying the inevitiable. :lol:

Yeah, well ineptitude from set pieces is an Alex McLeish speciality.

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Yes, but that is how I read it on Twitter.

#2908 GoPlastic

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 07:52 PM

Yes, but that is how I read it on Twitter.


fair enough! It's possible, if immensely improbable.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:15 PM

If you are on Twitter you should follow FFCheat. For Fantasy Football Cheat.

Basically they give you who is fit, and general news, including next level stats, like the corner kick total and percentage of scored from corner kicks.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:45 PM

well spain lost to japan in the olympics.. that's cool.

2 weeks til we start the season? so much player movement still to happen I feel.

Liverpool went to Boston and lost to Roma. lolBoston / lolPool

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:58 PM

oh my, GB ties with Senegal.

Col, didya know Tom Hanks was a Villa Supporter? http://photos.oregon...e_to_aston.html

#2912 GoPlastic

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:24 AM

oh my, GB ties with Senegal.

Col, didya know Tom Hanks was a Villa Supporter? http://photos.oregon...e_to_aston.html


I didn't until the Timbers match!

AVFC released a statement today. Stan Petrov's leukemia is in remission. Best news of the year. Keep fighting, Stan. Darren Bent will be captain this season as Stan finishes his battle. :beer:

#2913 concert andy

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:01 PM

Olympic GB team go out like they usually do.

Quarter final exit.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:11 PM

Big news today:

Moses signs with Chelsi to rot on their bench.

PSG make $45 million bid for Moura. Much more than Man U's bid.

Dzeko is leaving for AC Milan, prolly smart of him, he is not playing behind Tevez, Balotelli and Aguero.

RVP leaning towards returning the Arsenal with no serious offers out there. Prolly same for Dempsey.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:59 PM

and in other papers, SAF stayed home to work out the RVP deal, Dzeko is staying, and Moura is going back to Brazil.

as much as I love the transfer season the reports are all over the place. :lol:

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:49 PM

US women win gold, and ....

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Europa qualifying round starts today. Liverpool up 3-nil.

#2917 jme

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:37 PM

Europa qualifying round starts today. Liverpool up 3-nil.


leg two this week, no? I think Celtic got through yesterday. better from Pool who only got one against these fools a couple weeks ago.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:19 PM

Yeah it was leg two, but who remembers leg one?

On to the business:
Robin van Persie to Man U

http://soccernet.esp...o-man-u?cc=5901


Also, USA Mexico at the Azteca. I see Mexico 2-nil USA .

#2919 jme

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:32 PM

usa mexico got postponed until tomorrow.

i have no comment on this deal until the medical and terms are DONE.... but HOLYSHIT, this could be fucking awesome

#2920 jme

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 12:47 AM

BBC lied. Game on

#2921 concert andy

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 01:04 AM

Was just thinking that when I clicked "espn watch live", and saw them walk off the field scoreless.

J, who is the starting 11 for Man U (with RVP)?

Vidic, Ferdiand, Evra, Jones??? is he fit? What about Evans when fit?

Nani, Young, Valencia, Kagawa? Who plays in the middle? Rotate Giggs, scholes and Carrick?

Rooney / RVP What happens to Welbeck and Chicharito?

Who starts up front for Citeh?

Aguero/Tevez/Balotelli ???

#2922 concert andy

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 01:09 AM

Also, looks like Dempsey may be on way out, Jol had enough?

http://www.mirror.co...dropped-1252329

Going to Everton? I would like that move for him. Liverpool may be forced to pony up.

http://www.dailymail...nt-Dempsey.html

#2923 concert andy

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:12 AM

And wow, big meaningless "monkey off their back" win in Mexico.

I guess I have to buy in with wins at Italy and Mexico.

PS Howard was HUGE!

#2924 jme

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 01:47 PM

Was just thinking that when I clicked "espn watch live", and saw them walk off the field scoreless.

J, who is the starting 11 for Man U (with RVP)?

Vidic, Ferdiand, Evra, Jones??? is he fit? What about Evans when fit?

Nani, Young, Valencia, Kagawa? Who plays in the middle? Rotate Giggs, scholes and Carrick?

Rooney / RVP What happens to Welbeck and Chicharito?


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evra - Vidic - Ferd/Evans/Carrick (to start the year with the injuries) - Rafael
Scholes/Carrick/Anderson
Nani/young - Kagawa - Valencia/Nani
RVP - Rooney

LOTS of rotation, and lots of tinkering to come.

Welbeck and Chica will be the Sheringham and Solskjaer. they will get minutes, but RVP and Rooney will be the Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke.

Giggs is going to see far less playing time than he has in the past. and I think Scholes and Ferdinand will too. Cleverly will be in the mix with Anderson I think. Evans will get lots of minutes when he gets back from injury, and Jones will provide cover in the middle and on the right when he's back. Smalling is out a couple months, but I think he'll get some minutes on the back line too.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:30 PM

http://static.guim.c...nd-Sir--005.jpg

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 04:07 PM

wow, AVFC falls 1-0 at West Ham. but they attempted over a dozen shots, and played positive football. while i'm not thrilled with the result, i'm happy with the effort. we need our injured players back, though. very little depth with Gabby and Albrighton sidelined.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 04:19 PM

Fulham looked good and the fans chanted "are you seeing this Clint Dempsey?". I suspect he will be back, but the poor showing by Liverpool yesterday may amp up the pressure. I assume he is not fit for a full 90 so prolly wont know until after the 31st deadline.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:24 PM

Fulham top of the table.


Man U tough loss. Tim howard huge again.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:37 PM

Berba going to the cottage.

http://www.cottagers...an-utd-juventus

Now if Clint can finally be settled where ever and we can move on.

Like this move.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 07:52 PM

Just announced during the Liverpool/Hearts game that Andy Carroll is being loaned to West Ham United for the season:

http://www.liverpool..._medium=twitter

:dance:

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:01 PM

Fulham top of the table.


Man U tough loss. Tim howard huge again.


Felliani and the lack of midfield play from United were the difference.


Just announced during the Liverpool/Hearts game that Andy Carroll is being loaned to West Ham United for the season:

http://www.liverpool..._medium=twitter

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yeah, you can't have him sitting on the bench. surprised they didn't sell to someone, to be honest.

This Nuri Sahin that you picked up from Madrid can really play too.

I hear Charlie Adam may be on his way to Stoke before tomorrow is out.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:04 PM

Just realized Serie A was dropped by Fox Soccer.. Picked up by a new station only available to direct tv and dish.... Super angry.. I could pay 10 bucks/month for Italian network.. Damn!!!! Anyway... What do you guys think of champions draw??? Couple good groups there

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:44 PM

I THINK IT'S TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY.

spurs get motinho from porto. adams moved to stoke. nigel dejong and krkic to AC Milan.

maicon may be on his way to City.

Boland - there is lots of chatter that the parent company that has the rights is looking to sell those rights to some companies available in the US Cable market. they would be wise to, and the league but wise to facilitate that deal. Italian and Spanish leagues are also gone from ESPN3 / watchESPN this year too.

as far as the champs league, United get an "easy" group again, but they better not treat it like they did last year.

#2934 Shake Yer Bones

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:20 PM

And Dempsey goes where? Sunderland? Liverpool?

#2935 jme

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:22 PM

spurs have launched a bid too. dempsey's gotta go somewhere at this point.

berba to spurs. maicon to city. adam to stoke is also done. richardson to Fulham.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:24 PM

motinho is having problem agreeing personal terms.

Maurice Edu to Stoke as well.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:57 PM

thank for the clarifactions jme... i like the chelsea/juventus matchup in group E.. only think i DISLIKE.. is the games are during the week.. work productiivity will be low around 2:45pm

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 06:33 PM

Juve pick up Nicklas Bendtner on loan from Arsenal.

Cavani signs a long term extension with Napoli.

Stephen Mbia at QPR having a medical.

Spurs trying to sign french GK Hugo Lloris

4 hours or so left.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:22 PM

spurs have launched a bid too. dempsey's gotta go somewhere at this point.

berba to spurs. maicon to city. adam to stoke is also done. richardson to Fulham.


Berba to Fulham.

What is the word on Dempsey? Pool looks unlikely. Spurs? I would like that better for him.

I thought the window closed at 4pm like the baseball deadline. Guess it goes to almost midnight?

#2940 jme

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:36 PM

11:00pm GMT, yeah.

here's BBC on Dempsey: I told you earlier that Tottenham were sniffing around Clint Dempsey, and here is confirmation from BBC Sport "Clint Dempsey is at Spurs Lodge, the training ground. There is a very strong change he will be a Tottenham player come 11 o'clock. The fee has been agreed between the clubs and he is set to undergo a very quick medical.

#2941 concert andy

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 09:58 PM

That is huge for Spurs. Losing Modric will hurt, but now Dempsey can play 90 minutes where RDV can only play 60 - 70 a game before sitting a few.

Bale, Adebayor, Dempsey (9.5 mil pounds) will be pretty formidable. Now if they can play even better on the back line they could crack the top four with Arsenal prolly not going to be top 4 this year.

Man U / Man City / Chelsea / ?? Spurs ??

#2942 concert andy

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:52 PM

Nani leaving Man U?

I think that is a bad idea. Nani was easily the best player two seasons ago.

http://soccernet.esp...-united?cc=5901

#2943 jme

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:57 PM

so, lots going on, i've just been too busy to keep up with a lot of it.

in any event I thought this was a cool article: http://soccernet.esp.../id/262?cc=5901

The U.S. soccer audience is also unique in Luker's eyes. "It is a true community. The only group that comes close are college sports fans or followers of the Grateful Dead. They embrace soccer as a communal lifestyle as opposed to a personal experience or a community that only exists on gameday."

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 09:06 PM

COME ON YOU VILLANS... 15 more minutes to hang on and make this a really bad week for City. :beer:

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:25 PM

Why would they make a statue of this moment? Ah the french.

Zindane's head but.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:36 PM

good weekend in England. United / Spurs (FSN - 12:30 SAT) and Chelsea / Arsenal. (televised??)

adn of course the 10am SAT is fucking Citteh. :puke:

Villa / West brom on SUN. FSC

#2947 concert andy

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:13 PM

I hate that Dempsey went to Spurs. Now i am very conflicted.

Do I still support the cottagers as my squad? I guess since it has been ten years of following them, since the McBride and Bocanegra days, and attending a match at craven cottage on 12/27/2004.

Worst part is 2 Fulham midfielders are playing regularly for Spurs Dempsey and Dembele.

Big goal for dempsey. Glad he got his wish of playing for a big time squad.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:07 PM

interesting article... http://sports.espn.g...ge=Lionel-Messi

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:19 PM

Citeh down 3-1, and getting close to being bounced. Will be sitting last with one point through 3 games.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:36 PM

NBC to air six live EPL games a week


http://soccernet.esp...in-u.s.?cc=5901