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by Rocsteady » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:47 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:strawberry floating hell, sorry Ian mate. That was a pumping. :dread:

Aye it was a very well deserved loss, was overjoyed at going in only 2-1 down at half time. The sending off shouldn’t be an excuse, Rangers were far better in every department unfortunately. Defoe still looking sharp against our defence.

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by Ploiper » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:53 pm

a nice win against newcastle, these were the type of games we wasnt getting clean sheets in last season so thats very pleasing. a good start

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by Dowbocop » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:08 pm

Ploiper wrote:a nice win against newcastle, these were the type of games we wasnt getting clean sheets in last season so thats very pleasing. a good start

Was at my son's birthday party so couldn't check a lot, but it sounded like we didn't click but got an away win and a clean sheet so happy days!

Chelsea - yeeesh :dread:

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by Denster » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:22 pm

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Denster wrote:Liverpool have started well. After the first round of games they'll already be 3 clear of Chelsea.

I like your positivity, misguided though it is :wub:



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by BOR » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:29 pm

A great victory but there is a lot work to improve on some area though.

I’ll take three points and a clean sheet. :toot:

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:31 pm

Didn't see that coming. Turned off at halftime thinking Chelsea were very unlucky to go in behind. Just checked the score to see 4-0 :shock:.

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by PsychicSykes » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:37 pm

Some poor stuff from the officials in that game. Playing on once when a player is down holding their head could be excused as a mistake but to do so twice just seems negligent.

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by Denster » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:42 pm

:lol:

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by Jamo3103 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:45 pm

Great result, albeit a flattering one. First half was definitely more Chelsea and the penalty came totally against the run of play. We improved and improved after that though and all 3 goals that followed were really well taken.

Thought Maguire and AWB had excellent debuts and loved seeing Dan James get a debut goal. Pogba played some outstanding forward passes, the pressing from McTominay and Lingard was relentless and De Gea looked like his old self. The pace and movement on the break is really going to hurt teams this season if we can maintain it.

Felt a bit sorry for Chelsea as they didn't deserve a hammering, like I say, the scoreline flattered us. Mount was excellent and I don't think he'll have too much difficulty transferring his Derby form to the PL. Emerson had a very good game too and was unlucky not to score.

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by tomvek » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:46 pm

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tomvek wrote:Looking forward to this game. Really hope Arsenal do well this season.

You must be quite disappointed right now...

Yeah, wasn't the best :lol:

Enjoyed the United game though. Chelsea looked decent at times but just no real end product. United were good on the counter in the second half and a clean sheet is great.

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by Denster » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:49 pm

Chelsea were the better team first half and the least they'd deserved was to be level at half time. A big part of that was our losing the ball and not pressing aggressively enough. We did that in the second half and got our reward. Has to be said that for all their positives of the first half - Chelsea were appalling for that second one. As soon as we started putting them under pressure they wilted. Cant seem them coping with Liverpool's front line in the Super cup.

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by Preezy » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:43 pm

Denster wrote:
Preezy wrote:
Denster wrote:Liverpool have started well. After the first round of games they'll already be 3 clear of Chelsea.

I like your positivity, misguided though it is :wub:



:nod:

:lol: :datass:

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by Saint of Killers » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:36 pm

Was not expecting all this at the end of Manchester United's match report on The Guardian :lol:

United agree €10m deal for Monaco teenager Mejbri

Manchester United have agreed a €10m (£9.4m) deal to sign highly-rated French teenager Hannibal Mejbri from Monaco, subject to Fifa clearance.

The 16-year-old midfielder was also thought to be on the radars of Leicester City and Tottenham – but United have announced they have “reached an agreement” with Monaco. The Ligue 1 club will reportedly receive €5m up front, with the rest in potential add-ons.

United have also signed forward Dillon Hoogewerf from Ajax, midfielder Mateo Mejia from Real Zaragoza and goalkeeper Johan Guadagno from Swedish club Brommapojkarna, while centre-back Bjorn Hardley is awaiting clearance to complete a move from NAC Breda.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... a-punditry


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by Dowbocop » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:29 pm

Can't agree with Jermaine Jenas about Boly's arm not deflecting the ball for Wolves' goal, it kills it stone dead for the finish. I don't think having zero tolerance for handball in VAR decisions is a bad thing though, at least until the technology has bedded in and perhaps the decision times have come down.

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by Abacus » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:02 am

Dowbocop wrote:
Ploiper wrote:a nice win against newcastle, these were the type of games we wasnt getting clean sheets in last season so thats very pleasing. a good start

Was at my son's birthday party so couldn't check a lot, but it sounded like we didn't click but got an away win and a clean sheet so happy days!

Chelsea - yeeesh :dread:


Don't get carried away. Steve Bruce is the worst manager in the league and this is Newcastle's season to be relegated.

Season ticket holder for ten years, and Mike Ashley's team has finally driven me away. I actually want to be relegated and stay down, until that worthless leech leaves.

What's the point of any sport if you don't even want to compete?

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by Corazon de Leon » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:54 am

Dowbocop wrote:Can't agree with Jermaine Jenas about Boly's arm not deflecting the ball for Wolves' goal, it kills it stone dead for the finish. I don't think having zero tolerance for handball in VAR decisions is a bad thing though, at least until the technology has bedded in and perhaps the decision times have come down.


I disagree, and the fact that the goalscorer is in my fantasy team has nothing to do with it. :shifty:

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by Photek » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:02 pm

Over here you can get BT and PremierSports added to your Sky Sports Sub for €10 extra. I now have the most complete Premiership football package I’ve ever had. Plus we get 3pm Saturday games here. Add in the Scottish FA cup, Series A, Ere division and MLS for some more. It’s quite something.

NFL and Red Zone coming early September, Rugby WC too plus the small matter of Dublins ‘drive for five’ (All Ireland’s in a row - unprecedented) and I’m in sporting heaven.

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by Dowbocop » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:29 pm

Well my uncle works at Sony and he's got a PS5 at his house because they let him take it home to test the games.

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by Preezy » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:23 pm

:lol:

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by Denster » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:53 pm

Photek wrote:Over here you can get BT and PremierSports added to your Sky Sports Sub for €10 extra. I now have the most complete Premiership football package I’ve ever had. Plus we get 3pm Saturday games here. Add in the Scottish FA cup, Series A, Ere division and MLS for some more. It’s quite something.

NFL and Red Zone coming early September, Rugby WC too plus the small matter of Dublins ‘drive for five’ (All Ireland’s in a row - unprecedented) and I’m in sporting heaven.

If you're the result of all that exposure to footie on TV - I'm glad it's prohibitively expensive for everyone else

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