The Football Thread 2018-19 - Matchday 9 - Jose back at the Bridge

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2018-19 - Matchday 8 - United beat United
by Benzin » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:15 pm

Mahrez :lol:

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2018-19 - Matchday 8 - United beat United
by Dowbocop » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:39 pm

We're supposed to be gooseberry fool, how are we two points off the top?

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2018-19 - Matchday 8 - United beat United
by Pancake » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:51 pm

Crikey, that was a thundering disappointment. Very tight at the top, potential for a great season after all!

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2018-19 - Matchday 8 - United beat United
by Photek » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:14 pm

Huddersfield and Cardiff up next for Liverpool, losing only once in past 4 games was a good thing.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2018-19 - Matchday 8 - United beat United
by Saint of Killers » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:17 am

Benzin wrote:Mahrez :lol:


Whenever I thought of him before I thought of *that* goal against City...



And now he's given us something else to remember him by. What a guy. :wub: :lol:

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2018-19 - International Break zzzzz
by BOR » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:06 am

Mbappe has scored four goals in thirteen minutes. Only age of 19. Jeez.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2018-19 - International Break zzzzz
by Preezy » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:20 am

BOR wrote:Mbappe has scored four goals in thirteen minutes. Only age of 19. Jeez.

Mickey Mouse league though, BOR. Could he do it on a cold Tuesday night at Stoke? Doubt it.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2018-19 - International Break zzzzz
by Dowbocop » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:04 am

5-1 away win, goal of the season contender, above the squatters, two points off the top, and now the Adidas kit deal is confirmed. Good 24 hours!

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2018-19 - International Break zzzzz
by darksideby182 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:47 am

Dowbocop wrote:5-1 away win, goal of the season contender, above the squatters, two points off the top, and now the Adidas kit deal is confirmed. Good 24 hours!

Hopefully they do the 1991 away kit again. :wub:

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2018-19 - International Break zzzzz
by Drumstick » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:50 am

Dowbocop wrote:5-1 away win, goal of the season contender, above the squatters, two points off the top, and now the Adidas kit deal is confirmed. Good 24 hours!

And a 0% chance of winning the league! :toot:

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2018-19 - International Break zzzzz
by Dowbocop » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:32 pm

Drumstick wrote:
Dowbocop wrote:5-1 away win, goal of the season contender, above the squatters, two points off the top, and now the Adidas kit deal is confirmed. Good 24 hours!

And a 0% chance of winning the league! :toot:

Did I say anything about that?

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2018-19 - International Break zzzzz
by BOR » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:57 pm

Preezy wrote:
BOR wrote:Mbappe has scored four goals in thirteen minutes. Only age of 19. Jeez.

Mickey Mouse league though, BOR. Could he do it on a cold Tuesday night at Stoke? Doubt it.

Mickey Mouse League. :lol:

Yeah, of course, he might find difficult on a Cold Tuesday night at Stoke. To think, who has done the performance as Mbappe at the age of 19? It has been a while since methinks. He needs to move to a different league to proof it.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2018-19 - Matchday 8 - United beat United
by PsychicSykes » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:47 pm

Dowbocop wrote:We're supposed to be gooseberry fool, how are we two points off the top?

Most seasons have a team that outperforms their level early on.

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by Dowbocop » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:23 pm

PsychicSykes wrote:
Dowbocop wrote:We're supposed to be gooseberry fool, how are we two points off the top?

Most seasons have a team that outperforms their level early on.

After years of predictability under Wenger it's easy to think certain things about Arsenal, but with a new manager and big changes to the squad I'm not sure you can really give us a "level" at the moment.

After eight games last year we had five fewer points from a similar group of opponents. I'm not sure where that left us in the league but I'm sure we were well off the pace. I don't think we've got enough to go to toe with City, Chelsea and Liverpool this year, but after years of the season being over before it starts I'm quite pleasantly surprised at the shape of things right now. You can obviously point to all the games we've won being "winnable" games, but we weren't winning them last year!

Football hasn't really been enjoyable for the past eighteen months so it's nice to have a bit of optimism for once.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2018-19 - International Break zzzzz
by pjbetman » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:36 pm

BOR wrote:
Preezy wrote:
BOR wrote:Mbappe has scored four goals in thirteen minutes. Only age of 19. Jeez.

Mickey Mouse league though, BOR. Could he do it on a cold Tuesday night at Stoke? Doubt it.

Mickey Mouse League. :lol:

Yeah, of course, he might find difficult on a Cold Tuesday night at Stoke. To think, who has done the performance as Mbappe at the age of 19? It has been a while since methinks. He needs to move to a different league to proof it.



Did Robbie fowler score 4 or 5 in his second game (against Fulham in the cup I think)? Think he was 17 ish

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2018-19 - Matchday 8 - United beat United
by PsychicSykes » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:25 pm

Dowbocop wrote:
PsychicSykes wrote:
Dowbocop wrote:We're supposed to be gooseberry fool, how are we two points off the top?

Most seasons have a team that outperforms their level early on.

After years of predictability under Wenger it's easy to think certain things about Arsenal, but with a new manager and big changes to the squad I'm not sure you can really give us a "level" at the moment.

After eight games last year we had five fewer points from a similar group of opponents. I'm not sure where that left us in the league but I'm sure we were well off the pace. I don't think we've got enough to go to toe with City, Chelsea and Liverpool this year, but after years of the season being over before it starts I'm quite pleasantly surprised at the shape of things right now. You can obviously point to all the games we've won being "winnable" games, but we weren't winning them last year!

Football hasn't really been enjoyable for the past eighteen months so it's nice to have a bit of optimism for once.

That's fair enough. I don't think the current rate which Arsenal are converting chances is sustainable and there are still questions to be answered over how good the team is defensively, but I can see why you're optimistic. I hope Emery does well as the league could do with more quality in it.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2018-19 - Let the International Boredom Commence!
by Moggy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:45 pm

And we wonder why people think football fans are thick.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45786472

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2018-19 - Let the International Boredom Commence!
by Benzin » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:23 pm

To be fair, it says that the announcement that it would be played behind closed doors was a week after the draw, when presumably most people would've gone straight into buy flights and hotels before they had chance to raise the prices...

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2018-19 - Let the International Boredom Commence!
by Moggy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:30 pm

Benzin wrote:To be fair, it says that the announcement that it would be played behind closed doors was a week after the draw, when presumably most people would've gone straight into buy flights and hotels before they had chance to raise the prices...


The Leeds fan, however, is determined to go now - pointing out that he made it to Israel for a Euro 2008 qualifier in the face of safety warnings.

He said: "I am not going to be told not to travel. When we went to Israel in 2007, they told us not to travel because there was a war going on. I was like: Well that doesn't matter - they are not going to bomb me, are they?"

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2018-19 - Let the International Boredom Commence!
by Tomous » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:25 pm

Moggy wrote:
Benzin wrote:To be fair, it says that the announcement that it would be played behind closed doors was a week after the draw, when presumably most people would've gone straight into buy flights and hotels before they had chance to raise the prices...


The Leeds fan, however, is determined to go now - pointing out that he made it to Israel for a Euro 2008 qualifier in the face of safety warnings.

He said: "I am not going to be told not to travel. When we went to Israel in 2007, they told us not to travel because there was a war going on. I was like: Well that doesn't matter - they are not going to bomb me, are they?"


Well to be fair, he was right-they didn't bomb him....


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