Football Thread 17/18

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by Blue Eyes » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:17 pm

I used to love Hodgson until last summer when he led our country to abysmal humiliation. I hope he fails miserably at Palace.

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by Benzin » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:28 pm

Lotus wrote:I was just looking at the list of the usual suspects to see who else was available besides Roy, and two of them (Allardyce and Pardew) both have Palace as their last jobs. :slol: Kinda tells its own tale there. Given the speed it's been done, they must have actively wanted Hodgson... :? :dread:


Hodgson has been linked to Palace constantly, I've no real idea why apart from Parish's obsession with the 'Palace connection' that the majority of his managers have had. See also Chris Coleman ( :dread: )

Zaha must be so excited if this turns out to be the case.

Do have to wonder where the investment vanished off to, and why there was no plan for a backup striker or new goalkeeper (in and amongst other positions of course). The squad has been poor since promotion in the first place and the luck is seemingly running out big time.


Cue 12 points from the next 4 games then (I'd settle for 4 tbh).

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Photek » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:51 pm

Blue Eyes wrote:I used to love Hodgson until last summer when he led our country to abysmal humiliation. I hope he fails miserably at Palace.

What about the humiliation 2 summers before that and the humiliation 4 summers before it?

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by PES Fan » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:30 pm

Photek wrote:
Blue Eyes wrote:I used to love Hodgson until last summer when he led our country to abysmal humiliation. I hope he fails miserably at Palace.

What about the humiliation 2 summers before that and the humiliation 4 summers before it?


Losing to Iceland was humiliating enough. I can take losing to Germany or Italy but that was probably the worst performance in a knockout stage that I seen from us considering who we were playing.

Just seen a stat that it took Big Sam 6 games to win his first game at Palace.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Benzin » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:07 pm

That it did; the Pardew effect (and an AWFUL Benteke pen at Watford) meant that the malaise remained for a long time.

The eventual addition of Luka and Sakho (as well as some left backs) changed the fortunes around greatly. But I don't think it sunk in until that Sunderland defeat how bad things were.

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by Dangerblade » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:11 pm

"It's been a poor start, but we have to stick together guys!"

*sacks manager*

I used to like Hodgson until his atrocious press conference after the Iceland loss. Coward.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Blue Eyes » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:28 pm

Dangerblade wrote:"It's been a poor start, but we have to stick together guys!"

*sacks manager*

I used to like Hodgson until his atrocious press conference after the Iceland loss. Coward.

Oh, man that pissed me off so much. The strawberry floating arrogance on display there was even more unforgivable than getting beat by strawberry floating Iceland.

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by Spindash » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:55 pm

Pancake wrote:Sacked after 4 games is a joke. :fp:

Imagine how hard Football Manager would be if they started included realistically twitchy owners who sacked you after 4 bad results.


On Championship Manager 01/02 I was threatened with the sack if I lost the next pre-season friendly.

Which I then cancelled.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Denster » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:11 pm

I was a big fan of hodgson at Liverpool.



That's a huge 3 points for the Hammers.

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by Saint of Killers » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:52 am

• United face Basel at Old Trafford on return to Champions League action
Bans mean Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof set to play in central defence

https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... e-mourinho


After that Jones gooseberry fool show at the weekend here's hoping they put a performance in that gets 'em out of Mourinho's dog house. Guy clearly needs competition.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18 - Champions League
by Pancake » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:49 am

What did Smalling do to get in Mourinho's dog house? He's a better central defender than Jones, surely?

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by Saint of Killers » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:03 am

Pancake wrote:What did Smalling do to get in Mourinho's dog house? He's a better central defender than Jones, surely?


I'm not sure! I read it might have had something to do with Smalling's reliability when it comes to discipline.

On the plus side, Mourinho was partnering Smalling and Lindelof in the pre-season so hopefully they know one another's game by now.

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by Preezy » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:51 am

Spindash wrote:
Pancake wrote:Sacked after 4 games is a joke. :fp:

Imagine how hard Football Manager would be if they started included realistically twitchy owners who sacked you after 4 bad results.


On Championship Manager 01/02 I was threatened with the sack if I lost the next pre-season friendly.

Which I then cancelled.

:lol:

Can't wait for the Champions League to return tonight, it's been too long :wub:

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18 - Champions League
by bear » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:14 am



Blimey. I don't about ye but I'd be very intimidated if the missus brought home a dildo that size. Must have a petrol motor as you'd cause a blackout if you plugged that monster in at the mains.

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by Corazon de Leon » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:17 pm

Preezy wrote:
Spindash wrote:
Pancake wrote:Sacked after 4 games is a joke. :fp:

Imagine how hard Football Manager would be if they started included realistically twitchy owners who sacked you after 4 bad results.


On Championship Manager 01/02 I was threatened with the sack if I lost the next pre-season friendly.

Which I then cancelled.

:lol:

Can't wait for the Champions League to return tonight, it's been too long :wub:


I'm so hyped up. A £400 million attacking line up will grace Parkhead tonight and I'll be there to see them. :wub:

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18 - Champions League
by PurplePenguin » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:08 pm

Smalling always looks like a nervous wreck. I do rate Jones above him I always felt he was the better defender of the two he just repeatedly got injured. He needs a full season with very few missed games and I think he'll be one the best defenders in the league.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18 - Champions League
by Denster » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:00 pm

One bad game for Jones has given people awfully short memories considering he was brilliant last season. Both he and Bailly had off days at the weekend. They're entitled to one as far as I'm concerned.
No question it's a big chance for both Smalling and Lindelof. Let's hope they take it. That would give us great competition for those two berths at the back. Love to see Shaw come Back and stay free from injury.

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by PES Fan » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:09 pm

Denster wrote:One bad game for Jones has given people awfully short memories considering he was brilliant last season. Both he and Bailly had off days at the weekend. They're entitled to one as far as I'm concerned.
No question it's a big chance for both Smalling and Lindelof. Let's hope they take it. That would give us great competition for those two berths at the back. Love to see Shaw come Back and stay free from injury.


Yeah I don't think Darmian helped too either.

Only issue I had with Jones and Bailly is that they aren't commanding aerially. That's probably both of their weekness, where as it's Smallings biggest strength. But Smalling is just too slow on the ball.

Rojo is back training though. Hope we don't take Basel lightly tonight.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18 - Champions League
by Saint of Killers » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:18 pm

Denster wrote:One bad game for Jones has given people awfully short memories considering he was brilliant last season. Both he and Bailly had off days at the weekend. They're entitled to one as far as I'm concerned.
No question it's a big chance for both Smalling and Lindelof. Let's hope they take it. That would give us great competition for those two berths at the back. Love to see Shaw come Back and stay free from injury.


It's because my memory is so very awesome that I don't give Jones a pass for his performance against Stoke.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18 - Champions League
by Saint of Killers » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:19 pm

PES Fan wrote:Hope we don't take Basel lightly tonight.


Players might have but I reckon this being Mourinho's first CL match in ages will mean he'll have everyone in proper mindset. I hope.

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