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Old October 21 2009, 03:50 PM   #2371
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I think my problem is the level of football seems quite poor and I do misis the good old days when you would get real big games in the group stage and teams would go for it 100%. I just think players coast in the group stage until they are in serious trouble look at Liverpool now.

UEFA point of putting in so many teams in the CL was too make it exciting but now for me its making it more boring.
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Old October 24 2009, 06:44 PM   #2372
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The organisers are charging $20 USD for the cheapest tickets to the U17 World Cup here in third world Nigeria and are wondering why the attendances are so bad. *golf claps*
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Old October 25 2009, 12:28 AM   #2373
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Derby blows 2-0 lead and end up losing 4-2...9 points behind FOREST good times good times
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Old October 25 2009, 10:50 AM   #2374
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Pretty amazing match in the U17 world cup last night, Germany v Nigeria. In the first half I had pretty much give up on Nigeria since they were 3-0 down. Was pretty sure the same problems that plagued our senior players plagued the youth setup as well (lack of technique, calmness on the ball etc).

Like I said, I'd given up, though I thought the fans booing a bunch of 17 year old kids was a bit harsh. Next thing you know, it's 3-1, 3-2, and then it ended 3-3. Amazing stuff.

Now if Liverpool can just somehow beat Manu, Fullham hold Man City, and Arsenal slaughter West Ham, the perfect weekend will be complete.
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Old October 25 2009, 12:20 PM   #2375
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Derby blows 2-0 lead and end up losing 4-2...9 points behind FOREST good times good times
And it was on TV as well Fantastic game to watch.

Next up for Forest though... a trip to free-scoring City. Looking forward to it a lot, hopefully I'll be at the game next weekend as it has the potential to be amazing. Can Forest stop Peter Whittingham? Can anyone?
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Old October 25 2009, 05:01 PM   #2376
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Now if Liverpool can just somehow beat Manu, Fullham hold Man City, and Arsenal slaughter West Ham, the perfect weekend will be complete.
As things stand...

Fingers crossed for the Arsenal.
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Old October 25 2009, 07:29 PM   #2377
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What. Just. Happened?
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Old October 28 2009, 04:47 PM   #2378
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Gosh, what a great news day! Both the soap opera clubs of the world have put out some excellent news - Newcastle hire Chris Hughton permanently, take the club off the market and float the idea of selling the naming rights for St James' Park, and Real Madrid get beaten by the Spanish equivalent of a League One side, Alcoron. Not just a 'cupset' either, but a proper humiliation, 4-0.

What a brilliant day. I think Newcastle will definitely be closer to relegation than promotion now - I always said they'd be in trouble if they didn't sort themselves out by November and this isn't what I'd call 'sorting themselves out'. And Madrid... well, what can be said about them? Does anyone not love seeing them crash and burn?
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Old October 30 2009, 12:32 AM   #2379
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Derby blows 2-0 lead and end up losing 4-2...9 points behind FOREST good times good times
Enjoy the Billy Davies good times while they last, because trust me, they won't last
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Old October 30 2009, 11:03 AM   #2380
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^ Current estimates pinpoint the end to be at approximately 1945 Sunday.

Why this game is on at 5pm on a Sunday is beyond me.
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Old October 30 2009, 12:26 PM   #2381
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ha ha! well you never know, frankly Forest are due to slip up given the run they're on but that doesn't mean they neccesarily will.

So, who do people think Marlon King will be playing for in 2 years time? Glad the scumbag got what was coming to him, I can't believe he had something like 13 previous convictions!
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Old October 31 2009, 10:05 AM   #2382
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Probably some League One/Two side. Can't imagine the Premier League wanting him, and frankly he's not good enough anyway. He was only ever good in Championship with Watford.
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Old October 31 2009, 12:19 PM   #2383
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So, who do people think Marlon King will be playing for in 2 years time? Glad the scumbag got what was coming to him, I can't believe he had something like 13 previous convictions!
Wow. Managed to miss that fact when reading the news stories.

Him, Barton, Bowyer.. almost a Masters team.
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Old October 31 2009, 06:06 PM   #2384
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The German Bundesliga remains quite interesting:



Pity that "we", Werder Bremen, only drew today (especially as Hamburg lost 2:3 at home), but after an awful first half and being 2:0 behind, a 2:2 was great . Here's to the 17th game in a row (including cup and Europa League) without a loss.



PS: Hertha BSC was a contender for the title last year (they finished 5th and are in the EL). How quickly things change.
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Old October 31 2009, 06:21 PM   #2385
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It must be quite exciting to have so much variability in your domestic league. It's not one I follow closely, but it always seems to have dramatically over/under performing teams. On the flip side, I wouldn't want Arsenal to be fighting against relegation.

Hertha, Stuttgart, Wolfsburg, Dortmund and Leverkusen all seem very unpredictable.

The only German team I've seen play are Hertha. I saw a game at the Olympiastadion at the start of its renovation: good game, too.
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