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Re: Premiership 2017/2018

Postby budgetmeansbudget » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:04 am

A relegation battle is much more exciting than mid table obscurity DFM!

At least 11 teams still massively involved.
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Re: Premiership 2017/2018

Postby Durhamfootman » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:40 pm

depends really. Only a useless team, playing useless football get involved with relegation battles. mid table will do me. at least it would mean they were winning some games.
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Re: Premiership 2017/2018

Postby budgetmeansbudget » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:57 pm

It's also not a comfortable position hoping teams around and below you keep dropping points. Can't think there have been many occasions in our two and a half year journey in the Premier League that I've relaxed on that score.
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Re: Premiership 2017/2018

Postby Durhamfootman » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:00 am

word up here is that Ashley and Staveley are close to an agreement, that the process won't be concluded until after the Jan transfer window, but that Rafa will get £30m to spend, which Ashley will get a refund on once the deal is done. Any deal is dependent on Rafa still being the manager

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Re: Premiership 2017/2018

Postby budgetmeansbudget » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:18 pm

Switched on Arsenal v Liverpool half an hour ago, what a game.

Frantic.

Some great attacking play mixed with some iffy defending and some hopeless keeping.
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Re: Premiership 2017/2018

Postby yuppie » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:24 pm

Watching Liverpool this season is the reason i like football.
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Re: Premiership 2017/2018

Postby Durhamfootman » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:17 pm

Blimey.... 3 points... I didn't see that coming

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Re: Premiership 2017/2018

Postby sussexpob » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:47 pm

Not a united fan, but that lingaard goal made me happy.

Burnley are like an evil footballing force that wants to destroy the beautiful game .

Early goal, and then on comes the physio every five minutes. Ball goes out, keeper has a fag, reads a text, oh wait what??? Sorry lads, thought I was on holiday.

Who cares where they are in the league, no one should celebrate this band of cheating rejects
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Re: Premiership 2017/2018

Postby ddb » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:24 am

5 minutes extra time was actually criminal.

Should have been 10.

Pope should have been sent off.

We only have ourselves to blame tho, I don't know what we do from here. Bit lost with it all, might not even get top 4.
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Re: Premiership 2017/2018

Postby Alviro Patterson » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:00 am

sussexpob wrote:Not a united fan, but that lingaard goal made me happy.

Burnley are like an evil footballing force that wants to destroy the beautiful game .

Early goal, and then on comes the physio every five minutes. Ball goes out, keeper has a fag, reads a text, oh wait what??? Sorry lads, thought I was on holiday.

Who cares where they are in the league, no one should celebrate this band of cheating rejects


I'll gladly celebrate Burnley for their form in the league and ethics. A British manager fielding a British orientated team, their board investing heavily in training ground and academy instead of paying six figure weekly wages and obscene transfer fees to some overseas mercenary.

Here's hoping for Champions League nights at Turf Moor, can Messi and Neymar do it on a cold, wet Tuesday night in Burnley?
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Re: Premiership 2017/2018

Postby sussexpob » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:05 am

Got to love the double standards. Foreign players are mercenaries, but let's celebrate the English manager who's only tactical blueprint is to waste time, have his teams roll around, physio on 6 times a half for phantom injuries, get 8 bookings by hacking teams to shreds.....

Great academy blah blah..... United had more qualified national team players on the field by the way. Not sure what advantage for English football it has that burnley have Irish, welsh and scottish players. They may as well be spanish.

Pretty sure going back, united have provided more English talent than any team. So let's not celebrate burnleys great academy. How many England caps has it produced?

Michael Keane? No wait, he was a man united academy player. Ben Mee? Oh no, Man City? Tom Heaton? Oh damn, united again! Jack cork? Chelsea....

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Re: Premiership 2017/2018

Postby Alviro Patterson » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:49 am

Lets praise these big clubs for developing youth players, where many are poached from smaller clubs academies and disposed of when they can't even break into the first team. Tom Heaton, Ben Mee, Jack Cork, Michael Keane - a combined one appearance at first team level for those top sides before moving on. In reality they learned their craft and gained senior experience by playing in the Football League.

Burnley might not have a renowned academy and that in itself takes time to build, but three of the above players made their England debuts when playing for Burnley.

Yep - I will happy lavish praise on a small town, non fashionable club from Lancashire who add value to the Premier League and the national team.
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Re: Premiership 2017/2018

Postby GG - Amir Sohail » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:16 am

sussexpob wrote:Not a united fan, but that lingaard goal made me happy.

Burnley are like an evil footballing force that wants to destroy the beautiful game .

Early goal, and then on comes the physio every five minutes. Ball goes out, keeper has a fag, reads a text, oh wait what??? Sorry lads, thought I was on holiday.

Who cares where they are in the league, no one should celebrate this band of cheating rejects


I did find it quite amusing that Mourinho was on the receiving end of all this though. All Burnleys time wasting tactics were straight out of his coaching manual.
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Re: Premiership 2017/2018

Postby st_brendy » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:59 pm

Virgil moving to Liverpool for £75m. My lips are licked. Now to spend it!
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Re: Premiership 2017/2018

Postby yuppie » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:23 pm

st_brendy wrote:Virgil moving to Liverpool for £75m. My lips are licked. Now to spend it!



Spend it wisely. That Southampton second team on Mersey side is coming along nicely now:)))
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