(UEFA) Football Thread - Football not Soccer

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by Jax, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. HappyDayRiot

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    I got in, semi-drunk, at 1am to see that. I woke up this morning and honestly thought I'd dreamt the whole thing.

    What. The. Hell.
     
  2. Tomalak

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    Brilliant idea, Levy must have thought. Sack him at midnight so it won't be in the Sunday papers, and hope everyone's forgotten about it by Monday morning. He'll be banking on a win today to bask in the immediacy of the 'arry effect.

    Oh, and Liverpool ahead at the Fridge.
     
  3. HappyDayRiot

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    What a bizarre day of football. It's crazier than transfer deadline day.
     
  4. OptimusPete

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    I really REALLY hope Arsenal and Liverpool both DESTROY spurzzz now. Fair enough if Harry wanted to leave but to literally do a midnight flit is taking the piss. The way the media are reporting all this is boiling my piss too, like we are supposed to be grateful to spurs and cough up our best players in january with a smile.

    Wankers. I hope spurs still go down. They are NOT a big club. The only reason they are treated as such is because they get 35,000 mugs through the door every matchday. They've won fuck all for years and generally just make up the numbers in the prem. Classless scum. :scream:
     
  5. Jax

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    2 League Cups in 9 years ;)

    I don't know if your a Pompey fan or not but Harry did everything he could with them and no matter where they are in the PL, Spurs have more potential than Pompey but Harry could of left in a better way.
     
  6. HappyDayRiot

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    The media do seem obsessed with the idea 'Arry is going to go shopping at the firesale (umm what? Isn't that reserved for relegation!?) at... TONY ADAMS' PORTSMOUTH!!!!
     
  7. Tomalak

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  8. Jax

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    Living with an Arsenal fan (his dad being a spurs fan) we got great enjoyment from the 4-4 result and I even did a little dance when Spurs scored in the 93rd minute :lol:
     
  9. HappyDayRiot

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    Game of the season and no mistake. Bentley's put for goal of the season.

    Sorry to see Forest won a game in mid-week ;)
     
  10. Tomalak

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  11. Starkers

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    Well the Derby/Forest game was pretty much as I expected it, I thought it'd be a scrappy affair and it was. Terrible ref though, not convinced about the sending off but for the life of me I cannot see why he disallowed our last minute goal. I realise I'm biased but I didn't see anything wrong with it at all. Very odd, still I'm satisfied with a point given we didn't play well.
     
  12. Angel4576

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    Stuart Attwell. C*nt. Simple as that.....

    Every major decision he got wrong. McGugan's sending off should have been a yellow, the goal that was chalked off for them in the first half was actually onside (although the ball only went in the net because we'd stopped playing), Commons should have had a penalty, the penalty we did get wasn't one, he should have played the advantage anyway seeing as we scored (and the Forest players only stopped playing once the ball had hit the back of the net, despite what Calderwood said), and finally he chalked off one of the best goals from a corner that you're ever likely to see.....

    Re Addison's second disallowed goal; was it pushing? No. Was there a handball? No. Did he chalk it off because he had the game down for a draw? Well, who's to say.....

    By and large, an awful game, we weren't at the races at all, but having done 0-1 down, and then coming back into the game, when they went down to 10 men it was just a matter of whether we'd be able to put another one in before the final whistle. We did, twice, yet the useless Attwell ruled them both out for no great reason. He'd clearly lost control of the game towards the end, and throughout he gave the impression that he just wanted to take centre stage.

    Respect to Paul Jewell, he held his nerve far more than I'd have been able to had it been me in his shoes. The whole debacle just makes a mockery of the FA's 'Respect for Referees' campaign. How can you respect them when they put in performances like that? This bloke's supposed to be the great hope for the Premier League? You're having a laugh, what with yesterday and the phantom goal for Reading, he shouldn't be refereeing pub games let alone games of magnitude. Telling that he refused to be interviewed after the game. As things stand, 20-odd hours later, AFAIK, there's STILL no one who actually knows why that goal was ruled out. PJ will probably get hauled over the coals for his post-match comments, but that'll be typical of the FA, penalise the offended rather than making the referees accept anykind of accountability whatsoever.

    Great atmosphere at the game though. Banter throughout. Although you do have to question the logic of lone Forest supporters sitting in the Derby end :rolleyes: One bloke started celebrating towards the back of the west stand when they scored, which resulted in about 10 big lads rapidly heading his way. Fortunately, for him, the stewards got to him first and ejected him.

    Still, at least the BC Trophy stays where it belongs......
     
  13. Starkers

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    Some people are just mad. Even if you had managed to sneak into the wrong end, you'd keep your head down and wouldn't go mad when you scored!

    Agreed it was terrible refereeing, although Jewell said he didn't think the push on Commons was a pentaly. Apparently the goal was disallowed for a push. I'm no so biassed that I wouldn't admit if I'd seen one but seriously I saw nothing wrong with the goal. Bit of hustle and bustle but there always is with a corner.

    You could tell Jewell wanted to say a whole lot more than he did, I was proud of him for keeping schtum!
     
  14. Angel4576

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    I remember going to watch Derby at Stoke with a few Stoke mates and ended up going in their end. Must have looked odd when they scored. Think I was the only one not going mental. Of course when that goal was then disallowed, I kept my calm, displaying only a smug expression!

    I don't think that there's any disputing the second Addison goal. Even Camp, and Calderwood have both admitted that they couldn't see anything wrong with it. Seeing the goal at the game, it looked good. Seeing it at home on Sky afterwards, it was a fantastic header, and absolutley no hint of a foul, be it a push, a handball or anything else.

    I think that the corner was probably the first time where the Forest defenders had actually challenged. Most of the game, they just kept standing their ground.
     
  15. Starkers

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    I've taken friends to Derby games (Brighton and southend fan respectively) and neither drew attention to themselves...of course the fact that we won the games probably helped :devil:

    Do wonder how things would have panned out if Hulse hadn't had to go off.
     
  16. Angel4576

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    The last time I remember an opposition fan in the wrong end was the season before last when a Hull fan was sitting there in the West Stand. Again, he celebrated when they scored. Didn't go down too well, but there wasn't murder in the eyes of the locals. Not like yesterday anyway!

    I didn't really think that Hulse was having much of a game to be honest. I think it would have been more interesting had Barazite started instead of Teale.
     
  17. Jax

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    What have FOREST got it back :p
     
  18. Angel4576

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    ^^ That depends on whether or not hell has frozen over..... :lol:
     
  19. Jax

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    Its starting to get a little chilly ;)
     
  20. Starkers

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    It'll need to get chillier...

    I don't know why Teale is playing, surely we have someone else who can play right wing!!

    Hulse would have given us an added aerial threat, and he is on goalscoring form at the moment.