RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 141,452
Posts: 5,508,501
Members: 25,132
Currently online: 512
Newest member: Commander Balok

TrekToday headlines

TV Alert: Pine On Tonight Show
By: T'Bonz on Dec 22

Retro Review: The Emperor’s New Cloak
By: Michelle on Dec 20

Star Trek Opera
By: T'Bonz on Dec 19

New Abrams Project
By: T'Bonz on Dec 18

IDW Publishing March 2015 Comics
By: T'Bonz on Dec 17

Paramount Star Trek 3 Expectations
By: T'Bonz on Dec 17

Star Trek #39 Sneak Peek
By: T'Bonz on Dec 16

Star Trek 3 Potential Director Shortlist
By: T'Bonz on Dec 16

Official Starships Collection Update
By: T'Bonz on Dec 15

Retro Review: Prodigal Daughter
By: Michelle on Dec 13


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Sports and Fitness

Sports and Fitness It's football, not soccer.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 21 2010, 02:32 PM   #2761
Starkers
Admiral
 
Starkers's Avatar
 
Location: Behind enemy lines
Re: (UEFA) Football Thread - Football not Soccer

Three amigos to Gadsby to the yanks. Whatever next! The trouble with howard was that without him we only really had Pesch and Lupoli, neither of whom are the strong target man type! I really wished we'd bought Stead, instead we got Mackin (I think) who was pants!

Pesch is my kind of player though, hard working terrier of a forward, a bit like Dikov from what I saw of him last season.
Starkers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 22 2010, 11:38 AM   #2762
Angel4576
Rear Admiral
 
Angel4576's Avatar
 
Location: United Kingdom
Re: (UEFA) Football Thread - Football not Soccer

Did Macken ever score for us? I don't think he did. Fcuking useless most of the time for us, although to be fair, he very rarely got to start.

Stead did well for us when he came in but Sunderland were very reluctant to let him go sadly.

On the positive side of Howard being injured and us having no like-for-like replacement; We'd have had to have played Lupoli and/or Pesch and possibly played better football for it. The number of scrappy/dull 1-0 wins we had that season was ridiculous. Of course no one really complained at the time as a win's a win and we were going for promotion, but in hindsight, got we played some dull football that year.
__________________
I am a Ranger. We walk in the dark places no others will enter. We stand on the bridge and no one may pass. We live for the One, we die for the One.
Angel4576 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 22 2010, 12:33 PM   #2763
Starkers
Admiral
 
Starkers's Avatar
 
Location: Behind enemy lines
Re: (UEFA) Football Thread - Football not Soccer

Macken was a very obvious panic signing when Billy suddenly realised he only had one big target man and that we probably couldn't play any other way! One of several poor transfer window decisions (another being only signing midfielders and full backs of which we had plenty and not getting a central defender, a decision that nearly screwed us when Darren Moore got that ridiculous 5 game ban!)
Starkers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 22 2010, 12:34 PM   #2764
Shazam!
Rear Admiral
 
Shazam!'s Avatar
 
Re: (UEFA) Football Thread - Football not Soccer

Starkers wrote: View Post
Seriously it's ridiculous to have a team who finished 16 points behind the champions in the Champions' league!
I agree, it's mental. Only the actual champions (and the holders) should go into the Champions' League.

2nd, 3rd and Mickey Mouse Cup should go into UEFA Cup (fuck the 'Europa' League, it's the UEFA Cup) and they should bring back the Cup Winners' Cup for FA Cup winners.
Shazam! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 22 2010, 01:15 PM   #2765
Angel4576
Rear Admiral
 
Angel4576's Avatar
 
Location: United Kingdom
Re: (UEFA) Football Thread - Football not Soccer

Starkers wrote: View Post
Macken was a very obvious panic signing when Billy suddenly realised he only had one big target man and that we probably couldn't play any other way! One of several poor transfer window decisions (another being only signing midfielders and full backs of which we had plenty and not getting a central defender, a decision that nearly screwed us when Darren Moore got that ridiculous 5 game ban!)
Billy's usual transfer policy seemed to be based around players that had previously played in some capacity for Preston, and anyone from north of the border.

When he ventured beyond that, it usually mean't trouble!

Re the Champions League, restructuring it to just include the winners of each league would be a bit pointless now, otherwise you might as well and go the whole way and just say "Fuck it, we'll just have 2 semi finals with the winners of the English, Spanish, Italian and German leagues competing".
__________________
I am a Ranger. We walk in the dark places no others will enter. We stand on the bridge and no one may pass. We live for the One, we die for the One.
Angel4576 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 22 2010, 03:43 PM   #2766
Starkers
Admiral
 
Starkers's Avatar
 
Location: Behind enemy lines
Re: (UEFA) Football Thread - Football not Soccer

Yup you either had to have played for Preson, been Scottish, or been Scottish and played for Preston Certainly it seemed that way at times...at Forest he seems obsessed with strikers where at Derby it was midfielders. Very odd, I think he has some kind of transfer related OCD...
Starkers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 22 2010, 05:44 PM   #2767
Jax
Admiral
 
Jax's Avatar
 
Location: United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Re: (UEFA) Football Thread - Football not Soccer

Milner has told O Neill he wants to go according to reports and cue another Englishman fucking up his career. Man City are in the Europa League like Villa so no CL football so clearly its down to money that will probably ruin him...

Where the hell are Man City goin to play him ? they are buying enough players to form 2 PL teams and have benches for em both . Milner stay where you are unless top 3 come calling who might actually improve you because Mancini is a fool who thinks buying will win him stuff, hes forgotten that when Jose did he could actually coach those players.
__________________
If Fidelity to freedom and democracy is the code of our civic religion then surely the code of our humanity is faithful service to that unwritten commandment that says we shall give our children better than we ourselves received
Jax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 22 2010, 07:47 PM   #2768
HappyDayRiot
Commodore
 
HappyDayRiot's Avatar
 
Location: Cardiff, Wales
Re: (UEFA) Football Thread - Football not Soccer

If Milner goes to City, he is a complete fool. I've lost count of how many midfielders and wingers City have already. It's fucking absurd.

They should be damn well made to sell before they buy and have a reasonably-sized squad like all the other credible teams. They are a plague on football, a million times worse than Chelsea ever were. I hope every club alive wrings twice what a player's worth out of them for their short-term, trophyless quest.

All that said, if Milner goes Villa are fucked as well. They've got very little left these days and don't seem to buy the quality they need.
__________________
"All you ever feel is anger. Why can't you ever express anything else?" Francine
"Because people make me mad all the time for being stupid about everything!" Stan
HappyDayRiot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23 2010, 10:59 AM   #2769
Starkers
Admiral
 
Starkers's Avatar
 
Location: Behind enemy lines
Re: (UEFA) Football Thread - Football not Soccer

Jax wrote: View Post
Milner has told O Neill he wants to go according to reports and cue another Englishman fucking up his career. Man City are in the Europa League like Villa so no CL football so clearly its down to money that will probably ruin him...

Where the hell are Man City goin to play him ? they are buying enough players to form 2 PL teams and have benches for em both . Milner stay where you are unless top 3 come calling who might actually improve you because Mancini is a fool who thinks buying will win him stuff, hes forgotten that when Jose did he could actually coach those players.
Well in fairness whilst neither are in the CL, City have a way better chance of winning the league than Villa, and given the CL as a distraction for the others I don't think its that unlikely.

But yeah another player about to dissapear into the City black hole. They remind me a bit of Blackburn years ago, who had a plan that seemed to involve buying every player who might be any good, just to stop someone else buying them!

And Jose didn't even throw that much money at the team did he? He seemed to prefer buying players who fit the team rather than just players who were highly thought of/expensive.

HappyDayRiot wrote: View Post
If Milner goes to City, he is a complete fool. I've lost count of how many midfielders and wingers City have already. It's fucking absurd.

They should be damn well made to sell before they buy and have a reasonably-sized squad like all the other credible teams. They are a plague on football, a million times worse than Chelsea ever were. I hope every club alive wrings twice what a player's worth out of them for their short-term, trophyless quest.

All that said, if Milner goes Villa are fucked as well. They've got very little left these days and don't seem to buy the quality they need.
I take it the only 24 (or is it 25?) players over 21 rule that Derby and Cardiff et al are going to have to live with from now on only applies to the football league and not the Prem?
Starkers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23 2010, 12:37 PM   #2770
Shaytan
Vice Admiral
 
Shaytan's Avatar
 
Location: Paris, Fr, EU.
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Shaytan
Re: (UEFA) Football Thread - Football not Soccer

I don't know where to post this video so :
http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/good_day_...henry-20100719

I'm still not sure who's the idiot here (the 3 of them maybe)
__________________
Not on strike.
Shaytan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23 2010, 12:58 PM   #2771
HappyDayRiot
Commodore
 
HappyDayRiot's Avatar
 
Location: Cardiff, Wales
Re: (UEFA) Football Thread - Football not Soccer

Starkers wrote: View Post
Jax wrote: View Post
Milner has told O Neill he wants to go according to reports and cue another Englishman fucking up his career. Man City are in the Europa League like Villa so no CL football so clearly its down to money that will probably ruin him...

Where the hell are Man City goin to play him ? they are buying enough players to form 2 PL teams and have benches for em both . Milner stay where you are unless top 3 come calling who might actually improve you because Mancini is a fool who thinks buying will win him stuff, hes forgotten that when Jose did he could actually coach those players.
Well in fairness whilst neither are in the CL, City have a way better chance of winning the league than Villa, and given the CL as a distraction for the others I don't think its that unlikely.

But yeah another player about to dissapear into the City black hole. They remind me a bit of Blackburn years ago, who had a plan that seemed to involve buying every player who might be any good, just to stop someone else buying them!

And Jose didn't even throw that much money at the team did he? He seemed to prefer buying players who fit the team rather than just players who were highly thought of/expensive.

HappyDayRiot wrote: View Post
If Milner goes to City, he is a complete fool. I've lost count of how many midfielders and wingers City have already. It's fucking absurd.

They should be damn well made to sell before they buy and have a reasonably-sized squad like all the other credible teams. They are a plague on football, a million times worse than Chelsea ever were. I hope every club alive wrings twice what a player's worth out of them for their short-term, trophyless quest.

All that said, if Milner goes Villa are fucked as well. They've got very little left these days and don't seem to buy the quality they need.
I take it the only 24 (or is it 25?) players over 21 rule that Derby and Cardiff et al are going to have to live with from now on only applies to the football league and not the Prem?
I've never heard of that rule but it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest.

Not that it matters too much - we haven't got that many players
__________________
"All you ever feel is anger. Why can't you ever express anything else?" Francine
"Because people make me mad all the time for being stupid about everything!" Stan
HappyDayRiot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23 2010, 01:56 PM   #2772
Starkers
Admiral
 
Starkers's Avatar
 
Location: Behind enemy lines
Re: (UEFA) Football Thread - Football not Soccer

Linky

Under the home-grown rule, clubs' first-team squads will be restricted to 25 players over the age of 21, of which 10 must be registered in domestic football for three seasons before their 21st birthday. There will be no restriction on players under the age of 21, however.
Starkers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 27 2010, 01:38 PM   #2773
Angel4576
Rear Admiral
 
Angel4576's Avatar
 
Location: United Kingdom
Re: (UEFA) Football Thread - Football not Soccer

See we're offering a 2 year contract to the young American lad on trial, Conor Doyle. Played very well in the friendlies. According to Nige they only fielded him against Burton because they wanted to field two different teams, one for each half, and needed him to make up the numbers. Since then, played in every game and looked good.

Still looking at taking a Premier League striker on-loan as well apparently.

Still think we'll end up with James Vaughan back again.
__________________
I am a Ranger. We walk in the dark places no others will enter. We stand on the bridge and no one may pass. We live for the One, we die for the One.
Angel4576 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 27 2010, 03:56 PM   #2774
Jax
Admiral
 
Jax's Avatar
 
Location: United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Re: (UEFA) Football Thread - Football not Soccer

Starkers wrote: View Post
Linky

Under the home-grown rule, clubs' first-team squads will be restricted to 25 players over the age of 21, of which 10 must be registered in domestic football for three seasons before their 21st birthday. There will be no restriction on players under the age of 21, however.
I just read its 8 players and they must of been signed before the age of 21 and played 3 seasons or more at your club. Looked at Utd and players like Nani & Anderson count but even then Fergie needs to cut his squad by a few players either sell, loan or back up but then back ups can only be 21 or under. Also if you can't meet the 8 home grown rule you can only have a 21 man squad.
__________________
If Fidelity to freedom and democracy is the code of our civic religion then surely the code of our humanity is faithful service to that unwritten commandment that says we shall give our children better than we ourselves received
Jax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 28 2010, 02:50 PM   #2775
Angel4576
Rear Admiral
 
Angel4576's Avatar
 
Location: United Kingdom
Re: (UEFA) Football Thread - Football not Soccer

Derby 1 Stoke 0

Only a friendly, but living near Stoke, that's a welcome result.

Plenty of one-way banter in the office today.

Even at our lowest ebb, we're still better than Stoke.......
__________________
I am a Ranger. We walk in the dark places no others will enter. We stand on the bridge and no one may pass. We live for the One, we die for the One.
Angel4576 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:09 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.