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Patched Tube

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  1. And if my aunt had balls... This assumes LaPorte would have played the same way and gotten the second card or it assumes that he wouldn't that suddenly would have brought the Spurs to life and handed them the trophy. Rubbish. There isn't a team in England who doesn't have a squawk with the refs this season and fair enough; a lot of those squawks are legitimate (the state of officiating in the game could take two or three threads) but at the end of the day they mostly even out. Spurs played badly and deserved to get beat.
  2. Saw a heat map of possession in the first half; MC could have safely had my (deceased) grandmother in goal.
  3. And Jose Mourinho is the only manager to be fired in ESL history which I think is just marvelous.
  4. One of the things I find interesting about this whole dust up is the emphasis on the influence of the American club owners which is fair enough but what I find sort of amusing is the assumption that this super league would appeal to the North American audience. I don't know a single American fan of the EPL who thinks this is a good idea and that doesn't surprise me in the least. What a lot of English commentators seem to overlook is 1) we follow European football because we like it - so we don't have much interest in changing it and 2) and (I will suggest this is REALLY important) is people like the Glazers... well we know these people, we know them really well. And they are bastards. Greedy, grasping bastards that will bilk sports fan of every last cent; they don't give a damn about sports, all they care about is money. We know this. So when they float a proposal the first thing we assume is its some sort of money grubbing hustle (and we ain't wrong). And of course we all know why the Spanish clubs are all in - they are broke (I for one am looking forward to seeing Valencia at the top of the Spanish table in five years ;-)). Roy is correct; this isn't over and you can bet that in a couple of years when the dust is settled this idea will be back in one form or another. Keep your eyes open and your hand on your wallet.
  5. I deeply regret not being able to see this "10 on 10" football.
  6. I'd like to think so but what is clear is no way in hell were the German fans going to put up with it and they are the most powerful fans in the game. Sure didn't take long for Munich and Dortmund to pour cold water on this idea.
  7. Well that's nice and clear isn't it?
  8. I think its a crap idea that is a naked cash grab and won't improve the game.
  9. This may sound crazy but hear me out... Jose to CELTIC!
  10. I have to say I'm a bit disappointed; I thought we'd wring a bit more drama out of Jose before his inevitable sacking.
  11. He should get a bag of bird seed and practice being old.
  12. WH are clearly the better team as they outscored Newcastle 3-2.
  13. It looks like a complete melt down and that should be Fulham sent down.
  14. Spurs ale: made with real tears with the salty bitterness you have come to expect!"
  15. I worry a bit about West Ham. They are a legitimately good team this season and even, yes, fun to watch. I'd hate to see them get a spot in the UCL and get their heads kicked in next season. The team and its fans deserve better than that. OTOH it would be nice bit of money for them.
  16. When Jose made the comment "same manager, different players" there were pundits who more or less agreed with him. But when I read it I mentally added "different game?". The game evolves and I wonder if the game has simply passed him by at this point.
  17. Put a cheese shop in the stadium - that will pack them in.
  18. Say what you like about Fellaini but he does have a knack for coming off the bench and shaking up a game that has gone flat. And while I doubt the rumor - what do Spurs have to lose?
  19. If there is a reason to temper your enthusiasm its that MU were playing a "late stage Mourinho" team.
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