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Old April 12 2012, 08:29 PM   #4156
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Re: (UEFA) Football Thread - Football not Soccer

Leicester - piss-ant, tosspot club.

As far as local rivalry goes they don't register anywhere on our radar;

Forest
Leeds
Stoke

Even with countless millions behind them, they still can't anywhere near going up.
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Old April 12 2012, 08:42 PM   #4157
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^^
Yeah, that's why I was surprised at the sort of unanimous disgust for them here. It's just some shit never-really-successful nouveau-riche club. Wouldn't you rather see them go up than the rival you really hate? That's how I would feel about it anyway in this situation.
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Old April 12 2012, 08:48 PM   #4158
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It's the contrived faux-rivalries that they're trying to ingratiate on us and Forest - you mean nothing to us, fook off!

I have respect for Forest, and even for Leeds. For Leicester, nothing. They're a joke of a football club and the very model of how not to run a business. They've already abused administration once to shirk a load of debt and they'll undoubtedly do it again once their current owners lose patience and pull out.

On principle, even though they mean nothing to me, I begrudge them any success.
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Old April 13 2012, 09:58 AM   #4159
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To quote Dr Evil, Forest are the snake to our mongoose, the world would be a less interesting place without them. Leicester, meh...

Of course the irony is that my girlfriend is from Leicester and I now work in Leicester, but then again I live in Nottinham so go figure!

I got the feeling Pearson left Leicester because he couldn't get on with Mandric and basically jumped before he was pushed.

Any team that renames their stadium the King Power stadium deserves derision.

Knowing my luck Pride Park will now be renamed the Pampers Stadium
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Old April 13 2012, 02:40 PM   #4160
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Pride Park's still bad enough. Never got on with that name.

Should just have been the new BBG.
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Old April 13 2012, 02:53 PM   #4161
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I don't mind it, we could have come up with something better bu the new BBG wouldn't have sounded right, imo.
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Old April 13 2012, 08:47 PM   #4162
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^ At least your lot bothered to name their new stadium - the 'Cardiff City Stadium' anyone!?

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Wouldn't you rather see them go up than the rival you really hate? That's how I would feel about it anyway in this situation.
Having seen my most hated rival get promoted last season - not to mention becoming Premier League media darlings as a result - makes me disagree with this entirely. Most-hated rivals should suffer and suffer a lot. To think, Swansea were 90 minutes away from dropping out of the entire league system 10 years. Happy times. I'll settle for them being beaten every week in the PL for now, just a shame they're safe from relegation now. And administration, which they used to clear their heavy debts...twice.

So who are Leicester's proper rivals? Do they even have any?
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Old April 13 2012, 10:48 PM   #4163
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Coventry or Northampton should be
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Old April 14 2012, 04:49 PM   #4164
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I know Italian football rarely features here but:

Livorno player Piermario Morosini died on the pitch due to a heart attack today.

The Italian FA has canceled all games this weekend.



Edit: BBC News: Italy footballer Morosini dies after collapse on pitch
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Old April 14 2012, 05:32 PM   #4165
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Shit. Is this sort of thing happening more often recently or do people just give more attention to it?
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Old April 14 2012, 06:09 PM   #4166
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Shit. Is this sort of thing happening more often recently or do people just give more attention to it?
Neither, I'd say. It is thankfully rare enough that when it happens it is out of the ordinary and is treated as the tragedy that it is.

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Coventry or Northampton should be
That is harsh Even more so, seeing as their loss today means they're staying in this league to try and fail again next year, and won't even have League One-bound Coventry to beat up on either.
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Old April 14 2012, 07:37 PM   #4167
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It's just that I never heard of such a thing happening until a few years ago (in fact to be exact this man's death was the first time it came to my attention). And it's happened a bunch of times since then. But since none of those incidents were linked to drugs (EPO would come to mind for example) I have to assume it's a coincidence.
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Old April 14 2012, 11:12 PM   #4168
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First I remember was Marc-Vivien Foé but from what I read it's always happened. It's just rare.

Even rarer in Italy since the Italian leagues have a much stricter system of cardiac tests and monitoring than any other league in the world. It helped bring the number of deaths down by a lot but... it still happens. :/

I think the Premier League discussed putting a similar system in place after Muamba's heart attack.
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Old April 18 2012, 07:21 AM   #4169
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Very nice match Baydln-Real yesterday, fun to watch especially for me as a mostly neutral observer. Real probably is still the favourite to advance, but not a sure thing anymore.
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Old April 18 2012, 07:16 PM   #4170
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I didn't see that one, first CL semi I've missed it in a very long time. I'm glad Bayern won though, however slender a lead it is. I was buy following Cardiff v Derby - thanks for the points guys. And thank you Frank Fielding, the goalkeeper who let our captain - a central defender - score an astonishing strike/lob from 68 yards out

Also, this excellent article about Morosini http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/b...-serie-b-italy He seems like he was a great guy despite having a life of sadness.
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