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Old November 18 2010, 10:16 AM   #3091
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Now I've slept on it, I will add a little more to my numbers...

Foster - His kicking was awful, especially at the end when he managed to hit the ball 60 yards upfield into the stands from a goal kick. Failed to martial his defence properly and was at fault for the first goal by not being on his near post properly and his slow reaction with his leg was a lame duck attempt to save the ball. Joe Hart as a keeper looks quicker & sharper, Foster never even looked ready to save the ball for the 1st goal, you look at Hart's body language when anyone gets 30 yards to his goal shows he's ready to dive for anything in a blink of an eye.

Jagielka - Clearly still feeling the virus he had earlier this week and looked more comfortable in the centre, which is a worry for England because we need a 3rd option for right back...Maybe Milner would be the better option ?

Lescott - Slow, clumsy and was in the wrong for both goals. Him and Rio got suckered in the same space for the 1st goal and the 2nd goal saw him stand there watching a cross go right in front of him, stick a leg out next time Lescott. A stronger character like Terry would of screamed Gibbs into position instead of letting his full back partner wander off.

Ferdinand - Didn't look 100% mobile and being the senior player & captain, did a poor job of sorting his defence out. The back line was far too deep at times just begging the French players to run at them.

Gibbs - Should not of been in the squad, has just come back from injury and has barely played for Arsenal this season. Looked slow and ball watched far too often and was the main villian of the second goal allowing Nasri I think it was to get in behind him for the cross. Needs to tell Wenger to let him go out on loan in January and cannot play for England again until he gets some match time and learns to stay in position.

Milner - Not really anymore a winger despite what Man City may think though he needed to play there to help Gibbs out but couldn't do much due to Gibbs's poor positioning at times. Looked more comfortable when he played in the middle towards the end. Needs to play on the flank though in the next two games to keep check on Messi & Bale but long term future is in the middle.

Walcott - How many poor games does he need to have before Capello will change his plans. As a winger he only works when coming on as a sub but his true position is still a striker. His ability to put the ball away when in the 18 yard box looks so natural but hes simply a crap winger to start with so easy to mark out of the game. If you must play him as a winger then try the left so he can cut inside.

Henderson - Too soon for the young lad though needed Barry & Gerrard to support him for his debut and he got nothing from either. Fabio did what he always does and asks his players to change their style and he played a attacking midfield who can run things for Sunderland in such a deep role, he was never going to play well.

Barry - Slow, slow slow is the best way to sum Barry up whose gone from solid to shaky in 12 months. He needs replacing and won't make it to Euro 2012 so the likes of Rodwell and Milner should take his place.

Gerrard - Missed 3 wonderful chances and look all out of sorts. Sloppy passing and always looked in two minds in what to do. A 4-5-1 needs a quicker, slicker player likes Wilshire to link up the attack. Gerrard should begin to adopt a Quarterback role like Scholes did in his 30's and allow the likes of Wilshire in the future to run the midfield. Capello you must change his role before 2012 just look how good Wilshire has been for Arsenal this season.

Carroll - Did what he could and was one of the few you couldn't fault. No support from his midfield and it was too much long ball and not enough crosses. If Fabio wants to stick 4-4-2 then he could form a decent partnership with the likes of Rooney, Bent, Agbonlahor or Defoe. England must stop the long ball so often when a tall man is upfront.

SUBS...

Richards - Look solid in at right back when he came on and the French stopped getting so much success down the right when he came on. Stronge, quick and much sharper than Glen Johnson can be...ENGLANDS number 1 right back Fabio.

A. Johnson - Troubled the french at times though I would like to him swap flanks during games to confuse fullbacks more never let them get to know his game. Should start every game for England and leave Man City.

A.Young - Set up the goal and probably a better sub then starter like Walcott though I want to know after Young;s awful game against Montenegro why wasn't the inform Matt Jarvis called up?

Warnock - Not long enough to judge him but him ro Baines must be cover until Gibbs matures.

Crouch - Typical Crouch, scores a goal then gives away several stupid fouls because he cannot stop putting his hands all over defenders. Despite his goal record makes England play in such a linear way and his overall form is patchy. Bent, Defoe, Agbonlahor and Carroll are better options because we need a quicker England attack.

Simple fact until England play with some pace and the ability to run and move quicker with the ball we will never beat the top nations. We got a long time until our next Q/F I would Harry Redknapp to take over now, we need to play with freedom and Fabio forces our defence/Midfield so deep we can never get going.
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Old November 22 2010, 09:49 PM   #3092
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England International Jay Bothroyd contrived to miss not one but two sitters on his return to the CCS. City as a whole were poor (or so I'm told - missed this game, first of the season, to go to a gig in Birmingham).

Yet still I hold Billy Davies responsible. Hell, I hold him responsible for the fact my train home - which came from Nottingham - was late and made me miss my connection bus home. Curse you Billy.

City need to start playing properly again though. Let's hope the next game is a straightforward one. Oh. It's unbeaten, bogey team QPR at Loftus Road. Bugger!

Oh well. We're always useless in November anyway. Here's to the Preston game on 4th December.
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Old November 25 2010, 04:01 PM   #3093
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I was reading this on Mirror website about FIFA Pro awards and it made me wonder about if you had to pick a current world XI who would it be...

Hart

Lahm
Pique
Vidic
Cole

Messi
Essien
Ozil
Bale

Van de Vart
Higuain
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Old November 25 2010, 04:50 PM   #3094
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England International Jay Bothroyd contrived to miss not one but two sitters on his return to the CCS. City as a whole were poor (or so I'm told - missed this game, first of the season, to go to a gig in Birmingham).

Yet still I hold Billy Davies responsible. Hell, I hold him responsible for the fact my train home - which came from Nottingham - was late and made me miss my connection bus home. Curse you Billy.

City need to start playing properly again though. Let's hope the next game is a straightforward one. Oh. It's unbeaten, bogey team QPR at Loftus Road. Bugger!

Oh well. We're always useless in November anyway. Here's to the Preston game on 4th December.
I find Billy can be blamed for most things...
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Old November 25 2010, 10:08 PM   #3095
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^ Billy's only gone and got Aaron Ramsey in on loan til 3rd January!

I'm not convinced Messi would make a current World XI. But your choices make more sense than some of Fifa's nominees for the player of the season, or whatever they released a shortlist for recently.

Also looks like Spain/Portugal are getting the South American votes for the World Cup. Anyone else feel it's no great loss if England don't get to host it?
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Old November 29 2010, 01:20 PM   #3096
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So, are Chelsea the classic example of too much interferance from the board or what? Sack your assistant manager, then don't dispel the rumours that you're going to replace your manager?

I hope Chelsea crash and burn if they do...if they're not careful they're going to turn into what Newcastle was a few years ago; ie a place managers went to get a great severance package
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Old November 29 2010, 02:37 PM   #3097
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I'm sure they'll be fine so long as they maintain their record of getting a Championship team at home in the FA Cup every year.

Wretched draw - away to Stoke! Just dreadful, and we'll never win there. I wanted Dover at home
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Old November 29 2010, 11:00 PM   #3098
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Well we're away to either Swindon or Crawly! I smell a banana skin...
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Old November 30 2010, 08:22 AM   #3099
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Anyone seen Barcelona vs Madrid yesterday? Just wow, I can't remember having ever seen a team play a more perfect game; the speed, the dribbling, the passing, the positioning, just mind-boggling. I think there is literally no other collection of 11 men that could make Real look as bad as Barcelona did there. Just an overwhelming demonstration of power and skill that should make fans of all other teams that potentially face Barcelona in the rest of the season tremble in fear. Amazing display.
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Old November 30 2010, 02:51 PM   #3100
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Well we're away to either Swindon or Crawly! I smell a banana skin...
Swindon will most likely win that game, so a good chance to have a look at Charlie Austin, which could be timely given that the transfer window will be open at that point.....

Can't see us having a problem against either of those teams to be fair. In recent years absolutely, but not this team.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid - No Jose, of course you weren't humiliated, just played off the pitch......
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Old December 2 2010, 04:52 PM   #3101
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RUUSIA and QATAR

This smells worse than a dead corpse, two nation who didn't win the techinal reviews, yet they will host what will turn out to be probably the most boring phoney corporate run World Cups ever. Russia a country filled with football thugs and leagues rife with racism. Qatar have no love for the game they just want to show off, no passion for the game = a boring phoney world cup.

FIFA you think you had a problem with english media before, were going to fucking hound you day n night over the next few years.

YOU BRIBERY TAKING CUNTS

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Old December 2 2010, 05:11 PM   #3102
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Come on Jax, tell us how you really feel

Frankly I don't much care, least we won't have the ignimony of losing on our own turf; and face it FIFA were screwed whichever way they jumped. Give it us and people would say it was cos of the British media, don't give it us and the same applies. I am hacked off that Russia's got it, shame the Netherlands didn't get it really.

Its a grubby business that has little to do with football I'm afraid. I doubt our bid was squeaky clean, but bet it smelt of roses compared to Russia's.

Speaking for Derby (anbd possible Leicester) fans though, there is a sneaking smile on my face because having Pride Park overlooked in favour of a non existant ground in Nottingham was somewhat galling to say the least...
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Old December 2 2010, 05:15 PM   #3103
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Yes, FIFA is corrupt to the core, as is UEFA (anybody care to tell me how to get a job at either organisation? I would suck anybody's dick for that chance ), but I think you guys are fooling yourselves if you think the England bid was any "cleaner" than any other...
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Speaking for Derby (anbd possible Leicester) fans though, there is a sneaking smile on my face because having Pride Park overlooked in favour of a non existant ground in Nottingham was somewhat galling to say the least...
Yes, I must admit that there's a silver lining in the result.

There's a rumour doing the rounds that Doughty was only hanging on at Forest to see whether they'd get to build a new stadium. Obviously not happening now, let's see how long Doughboy hangs around!

Special congratulations have to go out though around the world cup announcements, looks like Panorama got it absolutely spot on. Congratulations to Russia, but England coming 4th out of 4? Oh dear, way to cover yourselves in glory Fifa, and way NOT to make it obvious.....
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Old December 2 2010, 07:25 PM   #3105
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2 votes we got...

HIGH RISK was the review about Qatar's bid FFS FIFA you think you can be so open about your corruption. I hope our media fucking buries the lot of em, every dirty little skelton in their closet shown off to the world.

Our newspapers & media outlets don't get on much but god if there was ever a time for them to decide to team up its now, I want these scumbags to feel so uncomfortable over the next few years that ever time they go to pee it burns.

FUCK YOU FIFA.
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