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Old March 11 2011, 12:11 PM   #3376
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QPR will most likely get a fine and suspended minimal points deduction.

Barcelona, a dream to watch, but their defence isn't great. Can't see them, or Real Madrid, winning the CL this season. T'would be funny if Tottenham did, if only to rub it in the faces of Chelsea and Arsenal. No London side's ever won the European Cup/Champions League - ironic if Tottenham managed it at the first time of asking!

Must admit I didn't particularly agree with the commentary on the Tottenham vs Milan game on ITV the other night. Milan dominated in as much as Tottenham were happy to keep them at arm's length. They dominated possession but spent most of the time going sideways or playing it around the halfway line. As far as decent chances go, Spurs had just as many as Milan did. Personally, I thought Spurs looked fairly comfortable. Shame Arsenal went out, a Spurs vs Arsenal would have been a fantastic QF.
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Old March 11 2011, 03:37 PM   #3377
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I would of loved a Spurs vs. Arsenal Q/F cause really the CL has been pretty boring this season minus Spurs. I was surprised by Spurs on wednesday night but am guessing injuries have taken its toll a little on the squad so there not quite firing on all cylinders. If Spurs met Barca they would probably lose by quite a few but ypu can imagine both legs being like 4-2 Spurs would really get at Barca and not back off all the time.

Gerrard is out for a month, not surprised by the timing with FA cup this weekend (so dunno if they have a PL game or not) and England not long after. Capello will probably play Lampard and Wilshire and not let either push forward against Wales.
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Old March 11 2011, 09:28 PM   #3378
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QPR won't have a points deduction. It's too good to be true. Be bloody amazing if it did happen though - especially because the rule they're alleged to have broken was brought in following the Tevez affair, action championed and encouraged by... now-QPR manager Neil Warnock!

Generally speaking I don't like Spurs, but they've been great to watch in Europe this year. I wouldn't agree they were 'comfortable' on Wednesday though, but it was a great game, a great tie in fact. I couldn't believe how quick and crisp Milan were, and Seedorf was a different. If it weren't for Sandro, I don't think Spurs would have survived!

Arsenal was an embarrassment from what I saw, but I had Radio Wales on listening to the Palace game and was too busy shaking my head in my hands in disbelief at yet another insipid fuck-up to be interested in the World's Worst Red Card.

Also, I wouldn't agree Barca's defence is as poor as Jax suggests. It was on Tuesday because their first choice CBs were unavailable, but normally they're good. Their weakness I would have said was the space their full-backs leave by bombing up the field all the time, but it still takes a great team to beat them. It's all very well saying get the ball and get at them, but how teams can?

Finally, I thoroughly enjoyed watching Andriy Shevchenko, 55, run rings around Man City. He was and still is a class act.
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Old March 13 2011, 11:33 AM   #3379
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Thank you Derby

Anyone who's not seen Ashley Williams' own goal, look it up on Youtube or wherever. Pure comedy that also exposes Swansea for the boring passing lightweight media darlings they are (a little bias there I admit!)
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Old March 13 2011, 09:16 PM   #3380
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You're very welcome!
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Old March 14 2011, 01:10 AM   #3381
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Derby and a few other clubs did Forest some good favours but they way were going, a top 6 finish seems unlikely unless we can turn around our 1 win in 6 games run. This season is so similar to last season...

* A slow start to the season

* We pick up points at lighting pace in the middle

* Enter automatic place

* Slump in last third of the season

We've won the same amount of games as we have drawn...15 fucking draws the difference between 6th and 1st.
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Old March 14 2011, 10:59 AM   #3382
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No crowing (like we can talk!) but this seems to be very much the Billy Davies way of things, it was exactly the same when we went up, we were cruising then the wheels came off and we stuttered into 3rd place (although it should be pointed out we were well clear of WBA in 4th). And I'm sure Billy will point to not getting the support of singings in January, but he had loads of support with us and it didn't help much (if anything it seemed to hinder). It can't be denied that he's a good manager, but he isn't as good as people (himself especially) thinks he is.

That said everyone up top seems to be stuttering at the moment!

So Arsenal out of 3 competions in the space of a fortnight! Bit shocking that...
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Old March 14 2011, 01:48 PM   #3383
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Jax wrote: View Post
Derby and a few other clubs did Forest some good favours but they way were going, a top 6 finish seems unlikely unless we can turn around our 1 win in 6 games run. This season is so similar to last season...

* A slow start to the season

* We pick up points at lighting pace in the middle

* Enter automatic place

* Slump in last third of the season
Sounds familiar...
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Old March 14 2011, 07:58 PM   #3384
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So Arsenal out of 3 competions in the space of a fortnight! Bit shocking that...
And apparently on the verge of re-signing Jens Lehmann for the rest of the season....!
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Old March 14 2011, 08:16 PM   #3385
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I thought that was a joke when I first read that today.
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Old March 14 2011, 08:19 PM   #3386
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Fair play though, I'd rather have 700-year old Jens Lehmann than Almunia!
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Old March 14 2011, 11:36 PM   #3387
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So last year it was Campbell, this year Lehman...maybe next year Wenger will hire the experienced head at the start of the season for a change?
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Old March 16 2011, 12:29 PM   #3388
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Thanks Preston!
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Old March 16 2011, 10:30 PM   #3389
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And thanks Coventry - what a bizarre result that was.

I reckon Derby are safe for their trips to Ipswich, Barnsley, Portsmouth and Brighton for next season now.
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Old March 17 2011, 04:40 PM   #3390
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I'd still like a few more points on the board before I get cocky if I'm honest, but am definitely feeling a little safer!
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