The Football Thread 2019/20: Sterling clearly hates internationals as much as the rest of us

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PostThe Football Thread 2019/20: Sterling clearly hates internationals as much as the rest of us
by Dowbocop » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:32 am

Welcome to the Football Thread 2019/20!

Your place to discuss all Premier League, Champions' League, Europa League, FA Cup, League Cup, European leagues, women's, Euro 2020 Qualifiers, Nations League, basically all football that isn't EFL (their thread is thisaways). Once again, many thanks to Preezy for some top drawer thread-running over the past year, but things move on (unless you're Arsenal, where things stay pretty much the same but you have a different bloke in charge...)

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A new feature, QOTIBFTP is a bit like your standard Question of the Week feature, except it might run for longer or shorter depending on how much traction the subject gets and how many questions I can think of! Obviously this is not meant to replace just chatting about actual football that is happening right now, but it might stimulate some interesting chat on the quieter days.

What is the best game you've ever seen live?
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PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: A new feature appears!
by Dowbocop » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:33 am

Wanted to get this up and running tonight, will tweak as needed over pre-season, enjoy!

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: A new feature appears!
by Curls » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:51 am

Hi. When you say Live do you mean in the stadium?

I've never been to an actual game, maybe I will one day. Like to watch on the telly but it's never appealed to me enough to actually go. Armchair fan for sure.

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by Corazon de Leon » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:55 am

Best game I've ever seen live? Easy:

Celtic 2-1 Barcelona

Best Premier League game I've ever seen live?

Blackburn 5-2 Newcastle

Worst I've ever seen live? Toss up between:

Blackburn 0-4 Middlesbrough
Blackburn 1-4 Coventry City

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: A new feature appears!
by Preezy » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:53 am

New football thread ahoy :toot:

Best game I've seen live - Man United 2-1 Benfica, UCL 2005.

Watching Ruud van Nistelrooy score a late winner at Old Trafford was just great. Can't remember the rest of the match, but a quick glance shows both Kieran Richardson and Phil Bardsley played so it must have been a cracker.

Special mention - England 5-1 Kazakhstan, because there were loads of goals and it was my first trip to new Wembley.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: A new feature appears!
by Ecno » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:16 am

Can I request the subtitle be "Norwich run farke-ing rampant" when they beat Liverpool Friday night?

Don't know about best game, but the worst game I went to was the Swansea Bradford League Cup final. I'd entered a Facebook competition to win some tickets and then won them. Most awkward football match of my life.

Edit: Can answer best game, it was this year on Boxing day when we were 3-0 down and got one back in the 78th minute and then scored the equaliser in the 98th minute.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: A new feature appears!
by Tomous » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:02 am

Ecno wrote:Can I request the subtitle be "Norwich run farke-ing rampant" when they beat Liverpool Friday night?

Don't know about best game, but the worst game I went to was the Swansea Bradford League Cup final. I'd entered a Facebook competition to win some tickets and then won them. Most awkward football match of my life.

Edit: Can answer best game, it was this year on Boxing day when we were 3-0 down and got one back in the 78th minute and then scored the equaliser in the 98th minute.



Your worst is one of my best :lol:

I know the game wasn’t great for the neutral but as our first major trophy it meant a lot. We’d beaten Liverpool at Anfield and Chelsea over two legs to get there too so it wasn’t like we had an easy run.

Incidentally, can I get on the list as a Swansea fan please.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: A new feature appears!
by Benzin » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:28 am

Bring on another season of mediocrity :datass:

Greatest game live is probably either the Brighton 5-0 (and you can't go home) or the final 10 minutes of "Crystanbul"...

Palace have more great moments than actual great games :lol:

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: A new feature appears!
by Moggy » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:45 am

Best live game for me was the second leg of the 2008 Play Offs. Bristol City 2 Crystal Palace 1. I lost my strawberry floating mind when Trundle scored in extra time. :wub:

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by Winckle » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:05 pm

I'm hoping to get tickets for the Community Shield. I've never been to Wembley, in fact the final in Madrid this month was my first ever away game. Tickets still aren't on sale though, and the requirements to be able to purchase them aren't available either.

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by Jenuall » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:18 pm

Not sure what the "best match" I've seen live was in terms of the actual football, but the best live experience was going to see Barcelona vs Osasuna at Camp Nou in '09. It was their last home game of the season so we saw the trophy presentation and all that fun stuff, but mainly the excitement was just from the stadium itself - that place is incredible, and the amount of noise that gets generated in there is deafening!

The actual game was complete wank because the league was already won and Barcelona had Man U in the Champions League a few days later so pretty much none of the 1st team were playing! :lol:

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by <]:^D » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:18 pm

Wembley is crap - so 'corporate'. ive been there a lot (no bragging) so ive had a chance to really weigh it up, its a bit crap.
the best bit about it is the walk towards the stadium!
incidentally best game ive watched live is the Bayern-Dortmund CL final at Wembley. German fans were going mental :wub:

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by Corazon de Leon » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:13 pm

Just popping to the shops, need bread, eggs, butter and maybe the League Cup.

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by Benzin » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:26 pm

Moggy wrote:Best live game for me was the second leg of the 2008 Play Offs. Bristol City 2 Crystal Palace 1. I lost my strawberry floating mind when Trundle scored in extra time. :wub:


We missed a last minute penalty that one of I recall (in either normal or extra time, my memory is foggy)...

Nothing comes close to Play-Off drama, for good or bad...

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by Dowbocop » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:06 pm


I strawberry floating love cup draws, if I still lived in London I'd try and go :shifty:

Arsenal had a club shop in the London Colney Savacentre (it was close to the training ground so apparently you'd get players coming in as well). They had the Makita Cup on display there in 1994-5 (we actually won the last iteration of that pre-season tournament #thistimeitsforkeeps). On one of the quieter afternoons they got it out of the cabinet and let me wave it around the shop like I'd won it. It. Was. Awesome.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: A new feature appears!
by Tomous » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:49 pm

I was going to say Swansea beating Reading in the playoff final for my best game but thinking about it I’d probably go for the semi final second leg v Forest. We went in half time 2-0 up from a couple of great goals, and the Liberty was bouncing. Then towards the end they pulled one back and hammered us trying to get the equaliser. I think Earnshaw hit the post at one point and it felt like extra time was inevitable. Then it got to injury time and Lee Camp, the forest goalie went up for field a corner. Doris de Vries our keeper punched the ball clear to the edge of the box, an air shot by a Forest player led to Darren Pratley breaking down the pitch with an empty goal infront of him. Just before Chris Gunther caught him, he launched it forward from the half line and the ball bounced into an empty net. Pandonmium. Brendan Rodgers was off down the touchline and the crowd went berserk from the combination of pure relief, ecstasy and a ridiculous goal :wub:

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by Corazon de Leon » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:17 pm

Tomous wrote:I was going to say Swansea beating Reading in the playoff final for my best game but thinking about it I’d probably go for the semi final second leg v Forest. We went in half time 2-0 up from a couple of great goals, and the Liberty was bouncing. Then towards the end they pulled one back and hammered us trying to get the equaliser. I think Earnshaw hit the post at one point and it felt like extra time was inevitable. Then it got to injury time and Lee Camp, the forest goalie went up for field a corner. Doris de Vries our keeper punched the ball clear to the edge of the box, an air shot by a Forest player led to Darren Pratley breaking down the pitch with an empty goal infront of him. Just before Chris Gunther caught him, he launched it forward from the half line and the ball bounced into an empty net. Pandonmium. Brendan Rodgers was off down the touchline and the crowd went berserk from the combination of pure relief, ecstasy and a ridiculous goal :wub:

:x :dread:

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by Tomous » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:42 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:
Tomous wrote:I was going to say Swansea beating Reading in the playoff final for my best game but thinking about it I’d probably go for the semi final second leg v Forest. We went in half time 2-0 up from a couple of great goals, and the Liberty was bouncing. Then towards the end they pulled one back and hammered us trying to get the equaliser. I think Earnshaw hit the post at one point and it felt like extra time was inevitable. Then it got to injury time and Lee Camp, the forest goalie went up for field a corner. Doris de Vries our keeper punched the ball clear to the edge of the box, an air shot by a Forest player led to Darren Pratley breaking down the pitch with an empty goal infront of him. Just before Chris Gunther caught him, he launched it forward from the half line and the ball bounced into an empty net. Pandonmium. Brendan Rodgers was off down the touchline and the crowd went berserk from the combination of pure relief, ecstasy and a ridiculous goal :wub:

:x :dread:



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He jumped ship after helping us get promoted and signed for Wolves on a free. Famously (amongst Swans fans anyway) said “the difference is Swansea will hope to stay up whereas Wolves will expect to stay up”. We then stayed up and Wolves went down...

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by darksideby182 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:20 pm

Best Game i've seen
Arsenal vs FC Barcelona 2-1 @ the Emirates stadium
The ground was bouncing after a good comeback.

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