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Title: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: UK Redsox on July 10, 2018, 01:56:03 PM
Celtic play their Champions League qualifier first leg today

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44767160
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on July 10, 2018, 02:43:06 PM
I noticed last week when Brazil were playing Belgium in the World Cup quarter finals BT Sport were showing a pre season friendly between Salford and Fleetwood Town at the same time. I'd love to know what the viewing figures were.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 10, 2018, 04:05:12 PM
There's a big game on BT Sport. 3pm July 28th.

http://www.live-footballontv.com

Finally a bit of decent football after all this World Cup shite.

In the meantime, Aberdeen drew Burnley in the Europa League.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithesShin on July 14, 2018, 06:10:32 PM
FC Denso of Austria 0-22 Everton
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 14, 2018, 06:18:15 PM
FC Denso of Austria 0-22 Everton

Tremendous goalkeeping on display.

https://mobile.twitter.com/jbrookes7/status/1018174416948224003
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on July 20, 2018, 06:49:10 AM
I had a ten team accumulator on the Europa League games last night. One team let me down. FC Copenhagen. You know your luck is out when a team that is a 1/9 massive favourite to win the game fails to win for you.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on July 21, 2018, 02:53:48 PM
Villa in Denmark is a big player in the Danish betting business. Virtually controls it so I would  sue him if I were you. ;)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on July 21, 2018, 07:21:16 PM
Villa in Denmark is a big player in the Danish betting business. Virtually controls it so I would  sue him if I were you. ;)

Hearts and Dundee United let me down today for what would have been a nice 20/1 sevenfold.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on July 22, 2018, 02:01:15 PM
Just noticed that today East Fife play Forfar at three. If that's not a closely fought nine-goal thriller I'm going to be really disappointed.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: thick_mike on July 22, 2018, 03:17:38 PM
Just noticed that today East Fife play Forfar at three. If that's not a closely fought nine-goal thriller I'm going to be really disappointed.

Surely it will be 2-1
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on July 22, 2018, 04:17:05 PM
Just noticed that today East Fife play Forfar at three. If that's not a closely fought nine-goal thriller I'm going to be really disappointed.

Surely it will be 2-1

Of course! I was getting more carried away with the old joke. Anyway, it's 1-1 at the moment so both are on.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on July 22, 2018, 05:02:10 PM
Brilliant! Went to penalties, which finished East Fife 4 Forfar 5. Not a bad result!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: thick_mike on July 22, 2018, 05:09:32 PM
Brilliant! Went to penalties, which finished East Fife 4 Forfar 5. Not a bad result!

That’s great!

Forfar beat East Fife 5-4!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: OCD on July 22, 2018, 06:28:36 PM
Brilliant! Went to penalties, which finished East Fife 4 Forfar 5. Not a bad result!

I would like to see that score being read out at full-time!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on July 22, 2018, 08:57:06 PM
Brilliant! Went to penalties, which finished East Fife 4 Forfar 5. Not a bad result!

I would like to see that score being read out at full-time!

Was listening to 5 live for conlusion of the golf and Mark Chapman gave it a good go!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Sexual Ealing on July 26, 2018, 10:21:12 PM
Get in Hibs.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Concrete Tom on August 02, 2018, 10:51:13 AM
Thought this may be interesting to some - Brad Guzan commentating on an MLS game whilst playing:
https://twitter.com/mundialmag/status/1024949090923307008?s=21
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Risso on August 02, 2018, 10:58:15 AM
Thought this may be interesting to some - Brad Guzan commentating on an MLS game whilst playing:
https://twitter.com/mundialmag/status/1024949090923307008?s=21

That’s just about the worst idea I’ve ever seen.  Imagine his commentary on one of his Villa games:

“Awww, shit.  Bugger, got me there.  And another, nearly got my hands to it. For fuck sake Hutton, you twat.  Ah bollocks, there’s 5.”
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 02, 2018, 05:06:08 PM
Thought this may be interesting to some - Brad Guzan commentating on an MLS game whilst playing:
https://twitter.com/mundialmag/status/1024949090923307008?s=21

That’s just about the worst idea I’ve ever seen.  Imagine his commentary on one of his Villa games:

“Awww, shit.  Bugger, got me there.  And another, nearly got my hands to it. For fuck sake Hutton, you twat.  Ah bollocks, there’s 5.”


Didn't they try that in cricket with Kevin Pietersen in some Australian tournament when he played for Melbourne Stars a couple of years back. I seem to recall they went over to him now and then when he was in the outfield. It seemed to be one of those ideas that was interesting in theory but crap in reality.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: CT on August 02, 2018, 09:58:22 PM
Thought this may be interesting to some - Brad Guzan commentating on an MLS game whilst playing:
https://twitter.com/mundialmag/status/1024949090923307008?s=21

That’s just about the worst idea I’ve ever seen.  Imagine his commentary on one of his Villa games:

“Awww, shit.  Bugger, got me there.  And another, nearly got my hands to it. For fuck sake Hutton, you twat.  Ah bollocks, there’s 5.”

Man City away....."Watch me safely clear this away with my left foot".
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: JD on August 03, 2018, 08:47:31 AM
Thought this may be interesting to some - Brad Guzan commentating on an MLS game whilst playing:
https://twitter.com/mundialmag/status/1024949090923307008?s=21

That’s just about the worst idea I’ve ever seen.  Imagine his commentary on one of his Villa games:

“Awww, shit.  Bugger, got me there.  And another, nearly got my hands to it. For fuck sake Hutton, you twat.  Ah bollocks, there’s 5.”


Didn't they try that in cricket with Kevin Pietersen in some Australian tournament when he played for Melbourne Stars a couple of years back. I seem to recall they went over to him now and then when he was in the outfield. It seemed to be one of those ideas that was interesting in theory but crap in reality.

The Aussies do it in every T20 big bash game. There is always one fielder with a live mic.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: steamer on August 03, 2018, 10:53:37 AM
Nice to see the Huns extending the hand of friendship to those plucky Croat's as they visit  the previously named "city of culture"
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on August 03, 2018, 01:11:39 PM
They used to do it in the hit and run, fairly sure it was up until this season they had a fielder mic'ed up.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: four fornicholl on August 03, 2018, 08:00:56 PM
Is that our ex-Ilori starting for Reading, interesting if so.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 03, 2018, 08:02:51 PM
Vydra must be off, not involved in Derby 18.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on August 03, 2018, 08:20:13 PM
is he one of Steve's four or five?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 03, 2018, 08:28:49 PM
is he one of Steve's four or five?

Doubt it, 15m is the price.

Boring Boring Derby being chanted currently....
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Jon Crofts on August 03, 2018, 08:31:03 PM
Reading the far better side at the moment, but that’s not saying much, both look piss poor sides.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: DB on August 03, 2018, 08:33:56 PM
Reading the far better side at the moment, but that’s not saying much, both look piss poor sides.

Yeah. I forgot how shite the Championship can be
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Des Little on August 03, 2018, 08:50:16 PM
This is utterly awful. I’m not watching another half of this crap.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: berneboy on August 03, 2018, 08:50:53 PM
I see Mr Bacuna is subbing for Reading.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Tuscans on August 03, 2018, 08:51:54 PM
This is utterly awful. I’m not watching another half of this crap.
Will be the words of many others come Monday night. ;)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on August 03, 2018, 08:59:30 PM
Neither of these teams worries me at all. We can get a nil-nil with both of these, easy.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 03, 2018, 09:12:38 PM
Neither of these teams worries me at all. We can get a nil-nil with both of these, easy.

Hi Steve. 😊
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 03, 2018, 09:12:56 PM
Goooooaaaaalll.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 03, 2018, 09:13:49 PM
We're back up into the promotion places. Bruce in.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Jon Crofts on August 03, 2018, 09:14:25 PM
Lampard won’t make Christmas.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 03, 2018, 09:16:11 PM
Lampard won’t make Christmas.

Bloody Hell. I hadn't even realised he was ill. ☹
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Jon Crofts on August 03, 2018, 09:20:17 PM
Lampard won’t make Christmas.

Bloody Hell. I hadn't even realised he was ill. ☹

Made me chuckle, just as Derby equalise.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 03, 2018, 09:20:44 PM
Goalkeeper chucks one in. Back down to third, Bruce out.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Tuscans on August 03, 2018, 09:21:43 PM
Keogh...passing LOL
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 03, 2018, 09:25:13 PM
Amazes me season in season out Derby never bother signing any decent defenders. Always have a soft centre.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: four fornicholl on August 03, 2018, 09:36:12 PM
Aston Villa!  Look at the fucking shit holes we now have to play, 'A rocking Madjeski' or whatever it's called. Sort it out new owners ,my patience is wearing thin. Aston Villa!
A half pissed comment, but it's where I'm at.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 03, 2018, 09:45:49 PM
Lampard won’t make Christmas.

Bloody Hell. I hadn't even realised he was ill. ☹


I did read in the papers that his future was seen 'Bleakley'.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: ajmant on August 03, 2018, 09:51:13 PM
Aston Villa!  Look at the fucking shit holes we now have to play, 'A rocking Madjeski' or whatever it's called. Sort it out new owners ,my patience is wearing thin. Aston Villa!
A half pissed comment, but it's where I'm at.

Is a top rant and perfectly sums the situation up.  But don’t hold your breathe we will finish above both these teams. Shit or want. Lerner you fucker
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 03, 2018, 09:52:34 PM
Aston Villa!  Look at the fucking shit holes we now have to play, 'A rocking Madjeski' or whatever it's called. Sort it out new owners ,my patience is wearing thin. Aston Villa!
A half pissed comment, but it's where I'm at.

We were playing those venues in the premier league aswell.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 03, 2018, 09:55:14 PM
Derby steal it with last kick.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Jon Crofts on August 03, 2018, 09:55:27 PM
Robbing bastards.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: LeeB on August 03, 2018, 10:11:20 PM
Thought this may be interesting to some - Brad Guzan commentating on an MLS game whilst playing:
https://twitter.com/mundialmag/status/1024949090923307008?s=21

That’s just about the worst idea I’ve ever seen.  Imagine his commentary on one of his Villa games:

“Awww, shit.  Bugger, got me there.  And another, nearly got my hands to it. For fuck sake Hutton, you twat.  Ah bollocks, there’s 5.”

"There goes number 8. Good job I saved that penalty"
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dave P on August 03, 2018, 10:29:43 PM
Aston Villa!  Look at the fucking shit holes we now have to play, 'A rocking Madjeski' or whatever it's called. Sort it out new owners ,my patience is wearing thin. Aston Villa!
A half pissed comment, but it's where I'm at.

There’s (a lot) worse grounds than that in the premier league.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on August 03, 2018, 11:08:10 PM
Derby have pretty much got the league won, everybody is fighting for second place now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 03, 2018, 11:53:08 PM
Aston Villa!  Look at the fucking shit holes we now have to play, 'A rocking Madjeski' or whatever it's called. Sort it out new owners ,my patience is wearing thin. Aston Villa!
A half pissed comment, but it's where I'm at.

There’s (a lot) worse grounds than that in the premier league.

It's pretty soulless though which might be where he's coming from. I've only been there once, not to watch us but Walsall in the cup. Was wierd as hardly anyone was behind the goal but instead their main support was in the corner baiting the Walsall fans.

Bit like hardly a soul in the holte and everyone in the Trinity corner having a go at the away fans.

And of course the ground is miles out of town in a retail park which dosen't help.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 04, 2018, 08:11:03 AM
Lampard has everything that it takes to be a top manager. Judging by yesterday’s win, he’s a jammy bastard.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on August 04, 2018, 09:47:18 AM
Two dreadful sides.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on August 04, 2018, 12:25:19 PM
Think you’ve said that about every Championship match in the last two seasons but we’re still here.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dave on August 04, 2018, 12:44:06 PM
Sunderland losing again.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on August 04, 2018, 01:05:01 PM
Think you’ve said that about every Championship match in the last two seasons but we’re still here.
Yes indeed.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 04, 2018, 02:32:20 PM
Sunderland win in the 96th.
31,000 there.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dave on August 04, 2018, 03:22:07 PM
Weimann gives Bristol City the lead against Forest
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Tuscans on August 04, 2018, 03:39:35 PM
Boro 2 down
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: GarTomas on August 04, 2018, 03:41:40 PM
“That’s the Championship”
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: andyh on August 04, 2018, 03:43:45 PM
Champions elect losing at home ?to Bolton?


Hahahahahahahahahahaha
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Lsvilla on August 04, 2018, 03:48:44 PM
Champions elect losing at home ?to Bolton?


Hahahahahahahahahahaha
Now look what you’ve done
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: steamer on August 04, 2018, 03:54:24 PM
Millwall had a great run in at the end of last season, champions elect have equalised
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Axl Rose on August 04, 2018, 04:14:33 PM
May have been mentioned elsewhere, but Woods isn't playing for Brentford today.
Wouldn't mind him at Villa, at all.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Axl Rose on August 04, 2018, 04:18:11 PM
Blues one up
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 04, 2018, 04:18:28 PM
Blues 1-0 Norwich. The city is theirs!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: jwarry on August 04, 2018, 04:25:11 PM
Blues one up

With 29% possession!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 04, 2018, 04:25:16 PM
See Mr Smith is working his magic again albeit against Rotherham.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 04, 2018, 04:38:07 PM
Michelle Owen looking absolutely delectable.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Richard on August 04, 2018, 04:39:55 PM
Rotherham will be this seasons whipping boys I have no doubt
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VillaAlways on August 04, 2018, 04:44:56 PM
Blues 1-0 Norwich. The city is theirs!

1-1
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Axl Rose on August 04, 2018, 04:45:28 PM
Norwich equalise at the sty
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VillaAlways on August 04, 2018, 04:49:42 PM
Bolton score
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Axl Rose on August 04, 2018, 04:49:57 PM
Blues 1-0 Norwich. The city is theirs!

1-1

It might be theirs again. 2-1
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: wittonwarrior on August 04, 2018, 04:49:58 PM
Grabban scores ! 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VillaAlways on August 04, 2018, 04:50:03 PM
Norwich equalise at the sty
2-1
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 04, 2018, 04:50:05 PM
Baggies losing shame.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VillaAlways on August 04, 2018, 04:54:15 PM
Norwich equalise at the sty
2-1
2-2
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Jon Crofts on August 04, 2018, 04:54:26 PM
2-2 at The San Giro.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: CT on August 04, 2018, 04:54:32 PM
Dean Smith has had a good start....5-0 up.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Axl Rose on August 04, 2018, 04:54:40 PM
Grabban scores ! 

For who, mate?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Axl Rose on August 04, 2018, 04:55:40 PM
2-2 at The San Giro.

Haha.

Very good.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 04, 2018, 04:55:59 PM
Seeing as Grabbans game has finished that would be a neat trick.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VillaAlways on August 04, 2018, 04:56:06 PM
Grabban scores ! 
Was it disallowed?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: sickbeggar on August 04, 2018, 05:03:17 PM
Well if you managed to get any pointers on how we'll do this season from that lot you're a better man than me. Maybe its because its the 3rd season being down here but i can't find any enthusiasm for it really. Loads of drab boring teams trying to be slightly less shit than each other...
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Proposition Joe on August 04, 2018, 05:04:26 PM
Is there a Championship / Football League highlights show on terrestrial TV this season? Couldn't find anything in the listings today.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 04, 2018, 05:06:15 PM
Dean Smith has had a good start....5-0 up.

Nah all the credit should go to their scout who plays championship manager or something.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 04, 2018, 05:07:15 PM
Is there a Championship / Football League highlights show on terrestrial TV this season? Couldn't find anything in the listings today.

It’s on a channel called Quest apparently.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on August 04, 2018, 05:08:15 PM
Brentford have rejected £12m from Bournemouth for Chris Mepham. Madness.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa Lew on August 04, 2018, 05:09:10 PM
Is there a Championship / Football League highlights show on terrestrial TV this season? Couldn't find anything in the listings today.
It's on Quest TV, yeah who are they?
Freeview Channel 37, Sky 144 and Virgin 172
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 04, 2018, 05:15:23 PM
29 percent possession at home for SHA.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on August 04, 2018, 05:22:44 PM
It’s a shame Tesco bags lost in front of their only sold out gate for ages😂
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Nev on August 04, 2018, 05:37:08 PM
After a bostin' day out at the cricket yesterday very little has made me smile but that last gasp equaliser has improved my hangover a touch.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Louzie0 on August 04, 2018, 05:41:58 PM
Is there a Championship / Football League highlights show on terrestrial TV this season? Couldn't find anything in the listings today.
It's on Quest TV, yeah who are they?
Freeview Channel 37, Sky 144 and Virgin 172

9pm tonight.
Colin Murray is presenting so it looks as if it is a simple move from one channel to another.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: CJ on August 04, 2018, 05:46:22 PM
Is there a Championship / Football League highlights show on terrestrial TV this season? Couldn't find anything in the listings today.
It's on Quest TV, yeah who are they?
Freeview Channel 37, Sky 144 and Virgin 172

9pm tonight.
Colin Murray is presenting so it looks as if it is a simple move from one channel to another.

Also on Freesat 167. They're linked to Eurosport apparently.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Risso on August 04, 2018, 05:47:25 PM
Jacobs who scored 2 for Wigan today  is the brother of our next door neighbour.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 04, 2018, 05:58:00 PM
Jacobs who scored 2 for Wigan today  is the brother of our next door neighbour.

One of them was a cracker apparently.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 04, 2018, 06:03:26 PM
Jacobs who scored 2 for Wigan today  is the brother of our next door neighbour.

Used to play for Wolves I think.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Jon Crofts on August 04, 2018, 06:13:58 PM
After watching 2 dreadful teams yesterday evening, I’m now watching 2 even worse ones in Sheffield United and Swansea, have no fear Villains, there are 4 worse teams than us.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on August 04, 2018, 06:27:30 PM
We’ll smash this league, it’s full of shithouse/tinpot clubs etc
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Jon Crofts on August 04, 2018, 06:45:33 PM
We’ll have it in the bag by Christmas.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: jwarry on August 04, 2018, 07:00:46 PM
We’ll have it in the bag by Christmas.

Thank you Santa
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on August 04, 2018, 07:13:48 PM
Was the quality of football this bad last year? Utter mince.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Proposition Joe on August 04, 2018, 07:27:01 PM
Is there a Championship / Football League highlights show on terrestrial TV this season? Couldn't find anything in the listings today.

It’s on a channel called Quest apparently.

I've heard of A Tribe Called Quest. Hmm, anyway Quest doesn't seem to be on FilmOn, so I'll have to go without highlights for this season amd just watch the live games on DAZN.

Next season we'll be on MOTD anyway.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 04, 2018, 07:43:55 PM
Is there a Championship / Football League highlights show on terrestrial TV this season? Couldn't find anything in the listings today.
It's on Quest TV, yeah who are they?
Freeview Channel 37, Sky 144 and Virgin 172

I enjoy their military-based quiz show, Skirmish.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 04, 2018, 07:50:25 PM
Just watched most of the goals on Sky News. The Baggies keeper looks well dodgy.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Risso on August 04, 2018, 08:00:40 PM
Was the quality of football this bad last year? Utter mince.

It was if you watched Villa’s first three games.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on August 04, 2018, 08:08:16 PM
Good attendance at Sunderland - met a Mackem in Town (Liverpool) today and we had a great natter about football - hard to dislike Mackems as opposed to Geordies
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: brian green on August 04, 2018, 08:42:30 PM
I prefer their surgery based shows Squeamish.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: wittonwarrior on August 04, 2018, 10:34:04 PM
Is there a Championship / Football League highlights show on terrestrial TV this season? Couldn't find anything in the listings today.
It's on Quest TV, yeah who are they?
Freeview Channel 37, Sky 144 and Virgin 172

9pm tonight.
Colin Murray is presenting so it looks as if it is a simple move from one channel to another.

How poor was that! Quest EFL highlights - enough to really want us to get promoted this season
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 04, 2018, 10:37:42 PM
Is there a Championship / Football League highlights show on terrestrial TV this season? Couldn't find anything in the listings today.
It's on Quest TV, yeah who are they?
Freeview Channel 37, Sky 144 and Virgin 172

9pm tonight.
Colin Murray is presenting so it looks as if it is a simple move from one channel to another.

How poor was that! Quest EFL highlights - enough to really want us to get promoted this season

It wasn't much cop but then again neither was the Channel 5 version so I didn't really see any difference. I lost interest after the Championship bit anyway.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 04, 2018, 10:44:53 PM
Was the quality of football this bad last year? Utter mince.

Really? I thought it was a decent game. Sheffield United always look like a hoofball team but they actually played some decent stuff. Their goal was excellent as was the Swansea first.

Not sure either will challenge, Swansea have had a huge turnover of players, didn't know half their 11 tonight although if they keep Montero he should be a stand out player at this level, turned the game when he came on.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on August 04, 2018, 11:50:41 PM
Good attendance at Sunderland - met a Mackem in Town (Liverpool) today and we had a great natter about football - hard to dislike Mackems as opposed to Geordies


As you are quick to defend any comments about Scousers I have many Geordie friends and don’t subscribe to that view about them at all.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on August 05, 2018, 08:09:43 AM
Sunderland win in the 96th.
31,000 there.
Yes 31 is impressive but it’s not  48000.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 05, 2018, 09:52:50 AM
Sunderland win in the 96th.
31,000 there.
Yes 31 is impressive but it’s not  48000.
Alan Turing ladies and gentlemen
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 05, 2018, 10:09:01 AM
I wonder how many of that 31,000 paid full price.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mcgrath_85 on August 05, 2018, 10:11:08 AM
I wonder how many of that 31,000 paid full price.

Does that really matter?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 05, 2018, 10:16:30 AM
I wonder how many of that 31,000 paid full price.

Does that really matter?

Of course it does. Getting 31,000 in that league is impressive but not so much when thousands of tickets are given away or sold cheaply, which Sunderland have been notorious for ever since they moved grounds.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: wittonwarrior on August 05, 2018, 10:24:28 AM
I wonder how many of that 31,000 paid full price.

Does that really matter?

I think the point being  made is that Sunderland's support is even more fickle than  the Villa and  there support will almost certainly drop off at some stage this season.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mcgrath_85 on August 05, 2018, 10:25:58 AM
I wonder how many of that 31,000 paid full price.

Does that really matter?

Of course it does. Getting 31,000 in that league is impressive but not so much when thousands of tickets are given away or sold cheaply, which Sunderland have been notorious for ever since they moved grounds.

I don’t think it does. Our club have subsidised for years and it doesn't matter.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mcgrath_85 on August 05, 2018, 10:27:01 AM
I wonder how many of that 31,000 paid full price.

Does that really matter?

I think the point being  made is that Sunderland's support is even more fickle than  the Villa and  there support will almost certainly drop off at some stage this season.

If that’s the ‘point’, then it’s nonsense.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: TopDeck113 on August 05, 2018, 10:35:21 AM
I doubt that there's many clubs who don't play to full or close to full houses who don't end up giving away tickets to get bums on seats.  There was a time when if I was so minded I could have gone to Gigg Lane every other week without paying a penny.  Of course when I did go I ended up putting my hand in my pocket to get a programme, pie and a pint or three, which is part of the rationale of giving the tickets away in the first instance.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 05, 2018, 10:41:01 AM
The point isn't that Sunderland fans are fickle, or that they're the only club who discount tickets. The point is that they've been doing it on an industrial scale for years, so that has to be taken into account before saying how good their crowds are.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: saunders_heroes on August 05, 2018, 10:43:40 AM
I wonder how many of that 31,000 paid full price.

Does that really matter?

I think the point being  made is that Sunderland's support is even more fickle than  the Villa and  there support will almost certainly drop off at some stage this season.

Aren’t all football fans fickle by default?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 05, 2018, 10:50:56 AM
I read something about freshers at the university there (Sunderland) being given free tickets for their games, particularly early in the season, to the extent that they were able to walk away with 'handfuls of them'.

They've been known for it for years now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: wittonwarrior on August 05, 2018, 10:51:41 AM
I wonder how many of that 31,000 paid full price.

Does that really matter?

I think the point being  made is that Sunderland's support is even more fickle than  the Villa and  there support will almost certainly drop off at some stage this season.

Aren’t all football fans fickle by default?

You have a point - Several  reasons as to why some clubs are more fickle than others.  Sunderland as they come from a cess bowl, used  to failure and little proper investment
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 05, 2018, 10:54:37 AM
All fans are fickle, but the word is especially pounced on by villa fans who fancy a bit of "we're not worthy" self flagellation.

Every time that word gets used by villa fans in that way, the memory of that pug nosed bell end is perpetuated.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on August 05, 2018, 10:57:34 AM
the level of debate is severely hampered when describing Sunderland as a cess bowl.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: thick_mike on August 05, 2018, 11:07:43 AM
The least fickle football fan I know supports Sunderland. He has a season ticket, and despite living in Daventry, attends all the matches Home and away including midweek Caribou Cup games.

Just imagine the shit he has seen and the drive home from Sunderland to Daventry on a wet Wednesday night/Thursday morning.

He’s quite rational in the rest of his life.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on August 05, 2018, 11:10:34 AM
Whether they gavethe tickets away or not, 31,000 of which 22,000 were season ticket  holders is a great attendance for Division Three.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Nunkin1965 on August 05, 2018, 11:21:21 AM
All supporters are fickle. Just that there are different levels.
Otherwise known as the Fickle Factor Percentage. Or FFP for short!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on August 05, 2018, 11:28:44 AM
I really wish I knew how to post pictures.

I've never seen a stadium that big so empty when we played them in March. If there was 5000 on the ground in the last 10 minutes I'd be shocked.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Pete3206 on August 05, 2018, 12:07:28 PM
After attempting to watch Quest's coverage of the EFL last night, I find myself pining for Channel 5 days.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 05, 2018, 12:44:54 PM
If they don’t get off to a great start they’ll have trouble shifting free tickets.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: ktvillan on August 05, 2018, 12:49:08 PM
So many people on here who don't know the meaning of the word "fickle".
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: TopDeck113 on August 05, 2018, 12:58:12 PM
I read something about freshers at the university there (Sunderland) being given free tickets for their games, particularly early in the season, to the extent that they were able to walk away with 'handfuls of them'.

They've been known for it for years now.

So on the basis that the student population isn't in residence at the beginning of August, are we to assume that a crowd of 31,000 represents a pretty high proportion of paying locals wanting to support their club at a low point in its history?  Or was there another demographic within the city who were grabbing handfuls of tickets because there's nowt else that's free to do in Sunderland other than sunbathe on Roker beach or enjoy the visit of Charlton?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 05, 2018, 01:08:17 PM
I read something about freshers at the university there (Sunderland) being given free tickets for their games, particularly early in the season, to the extent that they were able to walk away with 'handfuls of them'.

They've been known for it for years now.

So on the basis that the student population isn't in residence at the beginning of August, are we to assume that a crowd of 31,000 represents a pretty high proportion of paying locals wanting to support their club at a low point in its history?  Or was there another demographic within the city who were grabbing handfuls of tickets because there's nowt else that's free to do in Sunderland other than sunbathe on Roker beach or enjoy the visit of Charlton?

It's not just students. A few years ago they were doing deals with local schools and community groups whereby they sold tickets for £10 each with free travel and £1 from each ticket going back to the organisers. I don't know if they're still doing this one but the point stands - they've been known for their imaginative discounting for a long while.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 05, 2018, 01:11:23 PM
So many people on here who don't know the meaning of the word "fickle".

Sometimes I think I do know the meaning of the word fickle and sometimes I think I don't know the meaning of the word fickle. I change my mind about the word depending on my mood.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 05, 2018, 01:12:16 PM
"Rangers" down to ten zombies.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Risso on August 05, 2018, 01:12:56 PM
As a very rough and ready indicator, the last time we were both in the Premier League, their total attendance for the season was 818,351.  This gave rise to gate receipts of £10.4m.  Our total attendance was 640,112, with gate receipts of £12.5m.  Our average was therefore £19.52, theirs was £12.72.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on August 05, 2018, 01:16:17 PM
So many people on here who don't know the meaning of the word "fickle".

To be fair it's a relatively new portmanteau word for a traditional condiment. Most people I know still refer to it as 'fig pickle'.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Bren'd on August 05, 2018, 01:23:17 PM
Steven Gerard has a very high opinion of himself. Apparently he’d only leave Rangers for Liverpool, Arsenal or Man Utd. Mind you, he hasn’t lost a competitive game yet in his Managerial career.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 05, 2018, 01:48:43 PM
I vote Man Utd.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on August 05, 2018, 01:54:03 PM
I'd give his wife one.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: ktvillan on August 05, 2018, 01:56:00 PM
So many people on here who don't know the meaning of the word "fickle".

Sometimes I think I do know the meaning of the word fickle and sometimes I think I don't know the meaning of the word fickle. I change my mind about the word depending on my mood.

You fickle bastard.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 05, 2018, 02:37:21 PM
I read something about freshers at the university there (Sunderland) being given free tickets for their games, particularly early in the season, to the extent that they were able to walk away with 'handfuls of them'.

They've been known for it for years now.

So on the basis that the student population isn't in residence at the beginning of August, are we to assume that a crowd of 31,000 represents a pretty high proportion of paying locals wanting to support their club at a low point in its history?  Or was there another demographic within the city who were grabbing handfuls of tickets because there's nowt else that's free to do in Sunderland other than sunbathe on Roker beach or enjoy the visit of Charlton?

I said nothing about yesterday's attendance.

Someone said Sunderland give lots of tickets away, so I posted that I was also aware of that.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 05, 2018, 03:36:54 PM
I now have a favourite Australian team...

http://www.bavfootball.org.au
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Tuscans on August 05, 2018, 04:18:45 PM
Nice whispers from Biesla and his interpreter.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: London Villan on August 05, 2018, 04:23:23 PM
Steven Gerard has a very high opinion of himself. Apparently he’d only leave Rangers for Liverpool, Arsenal or Man Utd. Mind you, he hasn’t lost a competitive game yet in his Managerial career.

I hope his motivational and leadership skills have improved since his England days, the miserable tw@t.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 05, 2018, 04:34:49 PM
Leeds-Stoke should be a good watch, looking forward to this one.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Richard on August 05, 2018, 04:51:19 PM
Two good teams playing with pace so far
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 05, 2018, 05:14:57 PM
Cracking  game. Leeds look very strong.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 05, 2018, 05:18:04 PM
Rowett nulifiying Stoke already.

2-0.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 05, 2018, 05:19:24 PM
2-0
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 05, 2018, 05:21:01 PM
Stoke can't get near Leeds who are winning almost every 50/50 ball.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on August 05, 2018, 05:24:15 PM
Leeds-Stoke should be a good watch, looking forward to this one.

Words you never thought you’d see on H&V.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: paul_e on August 05, 2018, 05:25:47 PM
Oh look, a team managed by Bielsa, even with poorer players in the 2nd division, look well coached and are playing with pace and movement and following a plan. It's almost as if following a well thought out plan works at any level and "that's the championship" is the pile of bullshit some people have said all along.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Jon Crofts on August 05, 2018, 05:27:41 PM
Stoke getting bullied all over the pitch, welcome to the Championship.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Fred Crump on August 05, 2018, 05:31:12 PM
Barry Douglas ripping the Stokies a new one. Really disappointed that we didn’t manage to move a couple on to fund making a bid for him. We have Taylor. ( If only it was Ian)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: CT Villan on August 05, 2018, 05:34:12 PM
Leeds look tasty.

I've wanted El Loco at Villa for years, though the worry for Leeds will be that they may be flying now but around Feb/March time Bielsa-teams traditionally run out of steam.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Jon Crofts on August 05, 2018, 05:42:03 PM
How the fuck was that a penalty.

I’d forgotten how shit the officials are in this league. 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: john e on August 05, 2018, 05:42:41 PM
Barry Douglas ripping the Stokies a new one. Really disappointed that we didn’t manage to move a couple on to fund making a bid for him. We have Taylor. ( If only it was Ian)


Oops
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on August 05, 2018, 05:43:50 PM
Looks like everybody is playing for play off places now Leeds and Derby have the top two sewn up.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Jon Crofts on August 05, 2018, 05:47:46 PM
Stoke defend corners like a Paul Lambert side, a cornalty if you will.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Richard E on August 05, 2018, 05:48:50 PM
Looks like everybody is playing for play off places now Leeds and Derby have the top two sewn up.

I want top two or 7th this year. I'm not sure enduring another miserable train journey back from Wembley.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: CT on August 05, 2018, 05:48:58 PM
3-1 Leeds, they're looking very decent.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: john e on August 05, 2018, 05:50:26 PM
Barry Douglas ripping the Stokies a new one. Really disappointed that we didn’t manage to move a couple on to fund making a bid for him. We have Taylor. ( If only it was Ian)


Oops


as you were
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Fred Crump on August 05, 2018, 05:57:50 PM
Barry Douglas ripping the Stokies a new one. Really disappointed that we didn’t manage to move a couple on to fund making a bid for him. We have Taylor. ( If only it was Ian)


Oops

Eh? Sorry, I’m being thick - could you explain please ?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on August 05, 2018, 05:59:03 PM
Good attendance at Sunderland - met a Mackem in Town (Liverpool) today and we had a great natter about football - hard to dislike Mackems as opposed to Geordies


As you are quick to defend any comments about Scousers I have many Geordie friends and don’t subscribe to that view about them at all.
CJ - I should maybe qualify my quote - Geordies per se I find affable however Newcastle fans I have spoken with have had somewhat over inflated opinions of the standing of their club and patronising towards the Villa - just my opinion.
In contrast Mackems,Evertonians and Liverpudlians I find in the main have been respectful of the Villa both our history and standing in the game - including the passion of our supporters
I do  sense a little hostility from Newcastle fans of late which seems to stem from us giving them stick when they got relegated
Anyway we will no doubt test their affable nature when we stuff next season home and away
cheers VCTM
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Fred Crump on August 05, 2018, 06:01:11 PM
Barry Douglas ripping the Stokies a new one. Really disappointed that we didn’t manage to move a couple on to fund making a bid for him. We have Taylor. ( If only it was Ian)


Oops

Eh? Sorry, I’m being thick - could you explain please ?
I think we’re out of sync with our posts. Just posted mine then read yours ! :)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Fred Crump on August 05, 2018, 06:05:30 PM
Now I’ve ballsed it up by quoting the wrong post  ;D. Moral of the story- never go online after sitting in the sun all afternoon and drinking a bottle and a half of very cold white wine. Just stick with the wine.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 05, 2018, 06:09:48 PM
Good attendance at Sunderland - met a Mackem in Town (Liverpool) today and we had a great natter about football - hard to dislike Mackems as opposed to Geordies


As you are quick to defend any comments about Scousers I have many Geordie friends and don’t subscribe to that view about them at all.
CJ - I should maybe qualify my quote - Geordies per se I find affable however Newcastle fans I have spoken with have had somewhat over inflated opinions of the standing of their club and patronising towards the Villa - just my opinion.
In contrast Mackems,Evertonians and Liverpudlians I find in the main have been respectful of the Villa both our history and standing in the game - including the passion of our supporters
I do  sense a little hostility from Newcastle fans of late which seems to stem from us giving them stick when they got relegated
Anyway we will no doubt test their affable nature when we stuff next season home and away
cheers VCTM

You think they'll be relegated, Clive?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 05, 2018, 06:12:19 PM
34,126 at Leeds.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on August 05, 2018, 06:12:54 PM
Good attendance at Sunderland - met a Mackem in Town (Liverpool) today and we had a great natter about football - hard to dislike Mackems as opposed to Geordies


As you are quick to defend any comments about Scousers I have many Geordie friends and don’t subscribe to that view about them at all.
CJ - I should maybe qualify my quote - Geordies per se I find affable however Newcastle fans I have spoken with have had somewhat over inflated opinions of the standing of their club and patronising towards the Villa - just my opinion.
In contrast Mackems,Evertonians and Liverpudlians I find in the main have been respectful of the Villa both our history and standing in the game - including the passion of our supporters
I do  sense a little hostility from Newcastle fans of late which seems to stem from us giving them stick when they got relegated
Anyway we will no doubt test their affable nature when we stuff next season home and away
cheers VCTM

You think they'll be relegated, Clive?
Ha ha nice one Rudy !
I'm just being unusually optimistic or I have had too much time in the sun today :)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 05, 2018, 06:26:37 PM
As a very rough and ready indicator, the last time we were both in the Premier League, their total attendance for the season was 818,351.  This gave rise to gate receipts of £10.4m.  Our total attendance was 640,112, with gate receipts of £12.5m.  Our average was therefore £19.52, theirs was £12.72.

We have gone from being obsessed with Spurs' wage bill compared to ours to being obsessed with Sunderland's attendances and gate receipts compared to ours. Which sums up our last eight years or so.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 05, 2018, 06:27:37 PM
34,126 at Leeds.

Leeds would have taken more.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 05, 2018, 06:29:50 PM
I'd give his wife one.

Gerrard's missus (Alex I think) and Coleen Rooney used to like their holidays almost as much as The Sun liked printing pictures of the two of them in bikinis. I only tend to buy The Sun on a Saturday and Monday for the football insert but I think the paper has lost interest in them these days.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 05, 2018, 06:31:42 PM
There is no excuse, Damo. Don't buy that fucking rag.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 05, 2018, 06:48:58 PM
There is no excuse, Damo. Don't buy that fucking rag.

Agreed. Shocking.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 05, 2018, 07:09:52 PM
Bielsa's post match interview was surreal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: sirlordbaltimore on August 05, 2018, 07:21:09 PM
Looks like everybody is playing for play off places now Leeds and Derby have the top two sewn up.

Yup. It's all over bar the play off's
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on August 05, 2018, 07:30:44 PM
It's true there has been an increases hostility from the Jaw-dees.

Every away game since 2015 (So 3) they've been outside waiting and it's caused bother.

Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on August 05, 2018, 07:31:46 PM
Rowett nulifiying Stoke already.

2-0.

That's why I just don't fancy them for automatics as I think he's too dreary, especially away from home. Today's result really didn't surprise me.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: 260475 on August 05, 2018, 07:32:44 PM
I have Villa, Derby and Leeds to be promoted (by any means) in my annual penny bets for the season.

Villa cos I have too, Derby I reckon Lampard is gonna be shrewd and effective, Leeds to see if Bielsa's crazy methods work. Rubbish odds though, 9/2 Villa, 10/3 each the other two.

Still if we manage a 2-0 win at Hull I'm on target

UTV
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: TopDeck113 on August 05, 2018, 07:33:13 PM
Looks like everybody is playing for play off places now Leeds and Derby have the top two sewn up.

Yup. It's all over bar the play off's

Another August and the start of another season where Leeds have already shown their Premier League credentials.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: ian c. on August 05, 2018, 08:06:42 PM
Libor Kozak has started for Livorno tonight. Good luck to him.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 05, 2018, 08:42:37 PM
Rowett nulifiying Stoke already.

2-0.

That's why I just don't fancy them for automatics as I think he's too dreary, especially away from home. Today's result really didn't surprise me.

Let's remember Newcastle lost their first two in 16/17.

Stoke will pick up eventually.

Who do you fancy for top 2 out of interest, picking us and then our reserves to finish second dosen't count. :)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on August 05, 2018, 08:44:37 PM
I think it's hard to say. Nobody is remotely impressive.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 05, 2018, 08:51:59 PM
My top two prediction is Forest and Swansea.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 05, 2018, 09:07:18 PM
Stoke and Derby were my top two before the season kicked off.

So I think we can now safely rule them both out after they have both been given the Damo kiss of death.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: john e on August 05, 2018, 09:37:54 PM
Looks like everybody is playing for play off places now Leeds and Derby have the top two sewn up.

Yup. It's all over bar the play off's

I remember the same sarcastic it will never happen posts about Cardif last season
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 05, 2018, 09:41:50 PM
I think Leeds and Derby are serial offenders when it comes to starting off well, acting like they're as good as promoted, then fucking it up.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: john e on August 05, 2018, 09:46:57 PM
I think Leeds and Derby are serial offenders when it comes to starting off well, acting like they're as good as promoted, then fucking it up.

I’ve never taken Leeds seriously before but now they have a decent manager if he doesn’t self conbust
as for Derby they are in the land of the unknown
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 05, 2018, 09:49:42 PM
Some poor goalkeeping in this division already so far
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Richard E on August 05, 2018, 10:06:00 PM
Some poor goalkeeping in this division already so far

That Johnstone fellow at Albion looks ropey.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 05, 2018, 10:07:20 PM
Some poor goalkeeping in this division already so far

39 goals in 11 games so far. A combination of some poor goalkeeping and some quality strikes from what I saw.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Risso on August 05, 2018, 10:15:31 PM
I think Leeds and Derby are serial offenders when it comes to starting off well, acting like they're as good as promoted, then fucking it up.

I’ve never taken Leeds seriously before but now they have a decent manager if he doesn’t self conbust
as for Derby they are in the land of the unknown

I liked the way Leeds went at them from the word go. Statement of intent.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 05, 2018, 10:38:50 PM
There is no excuse, Damo. Don't buy that fucking rag.

Agreed. Shocking.

Thirded. You're better than that Damo.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on August 05, 2018, 10:43:34 PM
Aye, there’s absolutely no excuse for buying that rag. THE TRUTH.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Newby on August 05, 2018, 10:57:14 PM
I think Stoke turned up today thinking that they are doing this division a favour by asking them play in such an inferior league.  I expect them to be right up there but they were truly awful and need an attitude check.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 05, 2018, 11:02:32 PM
My top two prediction is Forest and Swansea.

Mine are Leeds and Another.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on August 05, 2018, 11:18:10 PM
My top two prediction is Forest and Swansea.

Mine are Leeds an Another.
Another United or Rovers?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 05, 2018, 11:23:28 PM
Forgive me, I'm melting.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 05, 2018, 11:30:00 PM
Some poor goalkeeping in this division already so far

I don't really see the fuss about Butland. To me he's on a similar level to Ben Foster. Has one game in 5 where he looks amazing but also poor kicking and he lets too many shots through his body.

He's nowhere near good enough for a CL club (seeing as loads were linking him to Liverpool and now Chelsea). Also surprised me the amount who'd have had him as England number one.

Him staying at Stoke also denies SHA some money from his sell on clause of course....
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Post by: mr underhill on August 06, 2018, 07:15:21 AM
How can anyone call the top two after one game - and with 2 sides still to play a game? Leeds started pretty smartly  last season and finished  around 16th from memory.
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Post by: darren woolley on August 06, 2018, 09:01:13 AM
It's not how you start it's how you finish that counts.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 06, 2018, 09:30:48 AM
Well, no. Both count equally. You don't get more points for matches held later on. Had we started the season better last year, we would have gone up.
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Post by: Chris Jameson on August 06, 2018, 12:33:07 PM
It's not how you start it's how you finish that counts.

The middle bit is quite important too.

Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Smith on August 06, 2018, 12:37:02 PM
I think Stoke turned up today thinking that they are doing this division a favour by asking them play in such an inferior league.  I expect them to be right up there but they were truly awful and need an attitude check.

If they have that attitude they will be in for a tough season. Teams get relegated for a reason and I think it is only something like 15% that go back up at the first attempt.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: UK Redsox on August 06, 2018, 08:24:59 PM
It's not how you start it's how you finish that counts.

I’ve never understood this way of thinking. A win in August is worth the same as a win in April
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Post by: Damo70 on August 06, 2018, 10:30:43 PM
It's not how you start it's how you finish that counts.

Over the years I have tried and failed to convince a number of sexual partners about that.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: bones. on August 06, 2018, 10:34:28 PM
Last season had we started better the finish would have been very different.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Richard E on August 07, 2018, 09:56:13 AM
Looks like everybody is playing for play off places now Brentford and the mighty Villa have the top two sewn up.

Fixed that for you.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Proposition Joe on August 07, 2018, 01:35:43 PM
Why are there just two Championship fixtures this midweek round? Seems a bit odd.
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Post by: four fornicholl on August 07, 2018, 01:39:19 PM
Why are there just two Championship fixtures this midweek round? Seems a bit odd.
Not sure, but related to that, we can watch all Villas midweek games live on the Sky red button.Bit of a bonus.
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Post by: mr underhill on August 07, 2018, 01:42:30 PM
do those sides play again at the weekend?
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Post by: paul_e on August 07, 2018, 02:42:02 PM
Nope, both were moved because of Boro vs Baggies on friday 24th.  These games were originally scheduled for 21/22 August.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 07, 2018, 08:38:12 PM
The throstles’ game is on tonight to stop it clashing with the Trent Bridge test in two weeks.
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Post by: papa lazarou on August 07, 2018, 09:04:15 PM
Forest 1 Bitters 0
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Post by: MoetVillan on August 07, 2018, 09:11:32 PM
Mwah hah haa
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 07, 2018, 09:14:35 PM
Forest destroying them apart from goals.  Smethwick look feckin awful. 
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 07, 2018, 09:15:10 PM
A draw is probably best for us at this early stage, reckon.
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Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 07, 2018, 09:18:23 PM
The bestest fans in the world booing their team for passing backwards.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: papa lazarou on August 07, 2018, 09:29:28 PM
I wouldn't fancy facing Forest too soon. They run at you with pace at every opportunity. Our defence as it is would struggle .
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 07, 2018, 09:30:00 PM
One-one.
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Post by: Tuscans on August 07, 2018, 09:30:43 PM
Dias, Carvalho and Guedioura look very good for Forest...

Oh, bags just nicked a point
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 07, 2018, 09:31:13 PM
...and then Albion miss a great chance to take the lead.

Full-time, please ref.
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Post by: dave shelley on August 07, 2018, 09:31:20 PM
Good goal and mayhem in the Forest box.  Albion hitting the post twice.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 07, 2018, 09:32:05 PM
Forest nearly back in front, twice. Lively finish.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Tuscans on August 07, 2018, 09:32:37 PM
Mad game
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Post by: manic-road on August 07, 2018, 09:33:00 PM
Guedioura looks a decent player, good game to watch as well.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 10, 2018, 05:38:02 AM
Manchester United v Leicester tonight.

Listening to Jose Mourinho in the build up to the game I think I have unearthed a nice bit of football trivia.

Did you know that Manchester United are the only Premier League team that had players involved in the World Cup finals?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: ktvillan on August 10, 2018, 10:06:00 AM
Mourinho is increasingly in "get your excuses in early" mode, very defensive and quite negative.  A parting of the ways if they start badly is highly likely I'd say.   
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Post by: Nev on August 10, 2018, 10:17:53 AM
If he doesn't like it why doesn't he just fuck off? He doesn't need the money, cheer up for fucks sake. His negativity affects the team, you can see that, much like Wenger in his latter days. I'm no lover of Liverpool but at least the manager smiles every now and again.

Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on August 10, 2018, 10:21:58 AM
Liverpool are infinitely better to watch than Man United too.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 10, 2018, 10:59:27 AM
Mourinho is a massively tired act. Players at Cheklsea used to love him but over the years I think most of them can’t stand him being a constantly petulant, miserable bastard.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 10, 2018, 11:57:36 AM
Liverpool are infinitely better to watch than Man United too.

Mrs Brown's Boys is better to watch than Man United.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: The Moose on August 10, 2018, 12:34:13 PM
0-2 Leicester, Vardy and Maguire.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PGW on August 10, 2018, 12:41:26 PM
Melbourne World Masters Darts on ITV4 plus commentary of Lancs v Bears on BBC Radio from the other OT.

May even be a live feed.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AV82EC on August 10, 2018, 01:05:02 PM
Liverpool are infinitely better to watch than Man United too.

Mrs Brown's Boys is better to watch than Man United.

Steady now.....there’s something to be said for a José Park the Bus 0-0 borefest that knocks spots off the turd rolled in another turd that is Mrs Browns Boys.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Richard on August 10, 2018, 07:38:11 PM
35 minutes into Sky's coverage of the first Premier League game and you'd hardly know who Man United are playing - says it all really.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: paul_e on August 10, 2018, 08:00:45 PM
I think Man U might struggle a little this year, wouldn't surprise me if Jose is fucked off by Christmas. I'm not even sure why, I just think there's something 'wrong' there.  It wouldn't surprise me if their next manager is Poch either.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave shelley on August 10, 2018, 08:02:17 PM
Penalty
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave shelley on August 10, 2018, 08:03:25 PM
1-0 Manure.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: paul_e on August 10, 2018, 08:04:01 PM
fuck me what was the defender doing there?  That's one of the most brain dead penalties I've ever seen.  Great pen by Pogba though.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 10, 2018, 08:09:31 PM
That must be the first time a member of the Schmeichel family has ever had to face a penalty at Old Trafford.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 10, 2018, 08:12:10 PM
That must be the first time a member of the Schmeichel family has ever had to face a penalty at Old Trafford.

Stealing that!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 10, 2018, 08:16:15 PM
Are they using VAR in the Premier League this year?

Edit: I've Googled it, no they aren't.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave shelley on August 10, 2018, 09:40:03 PM
2-0 a nice goal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 10, 2018, 09:40:29 PM
Two-nil massively flatters these wankers.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: CT on August 10, 2018, 09:57:30 PM
Two-nil massively flatters these wankers.

Agreed. Thought Leicester looked more than decent.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 10, 2018, 09:58:37 PM
Good watch for first premier league match of the season.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 10, 2018, 10:07:12 PM
Two-nil massively flatters these wankers.

Agreed. Thought Leicester looked more than decent.

Yeah. If Vardy can score twenty or so again, they could be close to the top six or even top four. Madison looked like he was trying a bit too hard to impress but I think he'll be a top player once he settles.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: steamer on August 10, 2018, 10:19:57 PM
I would be happy watching a Villa team play like that at Old Trafford
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: papa lazarou on August 10, 2018, 10:33:44 PM
Bollocks. I had Manure to win at half-time and the drawer at full time, 16-1.
Looked quite possible for a while.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 11, 2018, 12:05:11 PM
Bollocks. I had Manure to win at half-time and the drawer at full time, 16-1.
Looked quite possible for a while.


I had United to win 3-1. I can't remember the odds and I threw the slip away last night. I watched the second half.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 11, 2018, 12:32:35 PM
Come on you cuddly Geordies. Into these entitled wankers.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 11, 2018, 12:38:36 PM
FFS. Useless Geordie twats.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Risso on August 11, 2018, 12:40:59 PM
Hang on, something about the Spurs line up doesn't look right to me:

Tottenham
1 Lloris
24 Aurier
6 D Sánchez
5 Vertonghen
33 Davies
15 Dier
17 Sissoko
27 Lucas Moura
23 Eriksen
20 Alli
10 Kane

Where's Grealish?  Must be injured, or maybe they don't think he's quite ready yet.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 11, 2018, 12:41:13 PM
Yay. What a great team the Geordies are. Never doubted them.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 11, 2018, 12:41:37 PM
Grealish would have cleared that.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 11, 2018, 12:47:29 PM
1-2.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 11, 2018, 12:47:52 PM
Useless Geordie twats.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 11, 2018, 12:49:20 PM
Seems like Tottenham are going to score every time they attack. Newcastle have the least convincing defence since Fred West.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 11, 2018, 12:53:31 PM
Hmmm... do we want Small Heath to win today? 🤔
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: OzVilla on August 11, 2018, 12:53:41 PM
They’ll really struggle this year the Jawdees. No depth in their squad, no out and out goal scorer and no unity thanks to an idiot owner. Sound familiar?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 11, 2018, 12:58:48 PM
They’ll really struggle this year the Jawdees. No depth in their squad, no out and out goal scorer and no unity thanks to an idiot owner. Sound familiar?

They finished 10th last season. As long as Benitez is manager, they're not getting relegated.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 11, 2018, 01:02:06 PM
I am watching the Newcastle v Spurs game, but for anyone who hasn't got SKY the Haverhill derby in the FA Cup, Haverhill Rovers v Haverhill Borough is live on the BBC iplayer.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 11, 2018, 01:10:05 PM
They’ll really struggle this year the Jawdees. No depth in their squad, no out and out goal scorer and no unity thanks to an idiot owner. Sound familiar?

They finished 10th last season. As long as Benitez is manager, they're not getting relegated.

West Brom finished tenth the season before last.

Newcastle are pish and they'll be in a relegation scrap. No goalscorer and a rubbish defence is not a good combination. Might not go down but they'll be close.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 11, 2018, 01:38:52 PM
FFS. That was beyond abysmal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Tuscans on August 11, 2018, 02:12:51 PM
Spurs fans singing Super Jack... "cringe"
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Richard E on August 11, 2018, 02:43:44 PM
How did Jack play? I really wish we’d been able to keep hold of him.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 11, 2018, 05:39:00 PM
Leeds 1 up at Derby.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 11, 2018, 05:48:03 PM
Derby equalise.

Good game.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Monty on August 11, 2018, 05:51:06 PM
Lobos losing to Everton, what a fucking shame.
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Post by: The Man With A Stick on August 11, 2018, 05:52:03 PM
Wulvz losing.  MOYIND THE GOP!

Would love to see them get found out at this level, but there's so much dirge in the Premier League I'm sure they'll be fine.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 11, 2018, 05:52:44 PM
Leeds will score 100 goals this season, 2-1 up at Derby now.

Willl probably concede 80 mind.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: jwarry on August 11, 2018, 05:54:41 PM
Leeds look useful.  Amazing what a decent manager can do
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 11, 2018, 05:55:41 PM
Cracking goal for Leeds.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: rogfromb6 on August 11, 2018, 06:01:07 PM
Leeds look useful.  Amazing what a decent manager can do

I’m pretty sure they looked useful at the start of last season as well.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VillaAlways on August 11, 2018, 06:08:19 PM
Wolves look shite
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: jwarry on August 11, 2018, 06:09:25 PM
Tomori looks good.  Should have tried to get him on loan from Chelsea
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 11, 2018, 06:10:29 PM
Everton down to 10 men.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 11, 2018, 06:14:49 PM
Looks like red card has changed everything, Neves with nice FK. Wolves will probably win this now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: jwarry on August 11, 2018, 06:26:38 PM
Everton down to 10 men.

That looked harsh.  Lucky bastards
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Edvard Remberg on August 11, 2018, 06:57:05 PM
1-2 Richarlison again
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 11, 2018, 07:00:16 PM
Wolves forgot to actually sign good striker in all this mass congratulation of signing decent midfielders.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Stu on August 11, 2018, 07:02:46 PM
Going behind against 10 men at home isn't how I imagined Wolves' conquest of Europe beginning.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave shelley on August 11, 2018, 07:04:36 PM
Leeds winning 4-1.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: four fornicholl on August 11, 2018, 07:05:13 PM
Leeds looking good again, they will blow up though, won't they?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Pat Mustard on August 11, 2018, 07:07:45 PM
Is there something wrong with the buses in Wolverhampton tonight? Otherwise why would there be thousands of empty seats behind the goal when everyone knows there isn’t a stadium in Europe that’s big enough for them now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Stu on August 11, 2018, 07:07:46 PM
Leeds looking good again, they will blow up though, won't they?

Bielsa's teams typically run out of steam in spring due to the high intensity of his style of football. If he's figured out how to prevent that, then we may have to settle for second place, lads.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: four fornicholl on August 11, 2018, 07:10:01 PM
Leeds looking good again, they will blow up though, won't they?

Bielsa's teams typically run out of steam in spring due to the high intensity of his style of football. If he's figured out how to prevent that, then we may have to settle for second place, lads.
You win nothing with kids! Is that right?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 11, 2018, 07:15:16 PM
Leeds looking good again, they will blow up though, won't they?

They'll blow up like Cardiff did in April....hopefully not 10 points clear of third!

Things have clicked very quickly though....7-2 v Stoke and Derby is very impressive start to the season.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Stu on August 11, 2018, 07:16:25 PM
Neves pulling the strings for Wolves, 2-2 now.

What happens if Neves gets injured I don't know, because Wolves have been mediocre today.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 11, 2018, 07:24:49 PM
Neves pulling the strings for Wolves, 2-2 now.

What happens if Neves gets injured I don't know, because Wolves have been mediocre today.

Will be comfortable mid table but don't look to have enough upfront to me to challenge higher up the league.
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Post by: tomd2103 on August 11, 2018, 07:27:16 PM
First game back in the Premier League for some time for Wolves and a lot of excitement about the place AND they still get a smaller crowd than us!!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dave on August 11, 2018, 07:39:06 PM
Couple of the West Brom goals today were annoyingly good.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 11, 2018, 07:40:45 PM
Neves pulling the strings for Wolves, 2-2 now.

What happens if Neves gets injured I don't know, because Wolves have been mediocre today.

Will be comfortable mid table but don't look to have enough upfront to me to challenge higher up the league.

I don't think they will be comfortable in mid table as such but I do think they will stay up.

I am happy with their result today. I backed the draw at 9/4.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Risso on August 11, 2018, 07:42:14 PM
Leeds have looked utterly rampant in both their games.  Early days, but they look really good.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 11, 2018, 07:44:31 PM
Neves pulling the strings for Wolves, 2-2 now.

What happens if Neves gets injured I don't know, because Wolves have been mediocre today.

Will be comfortable mid table but don't look to have enough upfront to me to challenge higher up the league.

I don't think they will be comfortable in mid table as such but I do think they will stay up.

I am happy with their result today. I backed the draw at 9/4.

Premier league bottom half is awful nowadays.

For me Huddersfield and Cardiff are as good as relegated so wouldn't say it's a stretch for Wolves to finish above Fulham, Southampton, Burnley, Watford, Brighton, Bournemouth etc.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: LukeJames on August 11, 2018, 07:45:36 PM
Leeds started last season flying aswell, I have no doubt at all that they will implode and Bielsa wont see out the season there.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 11, 2018, 07:47:21 PM
Was it just me who took pleasure in seeing Fulham lose?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Lsvilla on August 11, 2018, 07:48:46 PM
Was it just me who took pleasure in seeing Fulham lose?
No.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa Lew on August 11, 2018, 08:02:39 PM
Leeds started last season flying aswell, I have no doubt at all that they will implode and Bielsa wont see out the season there.

You're probably right, but that was a great win today.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on August 11, 2018, 08:37:01 PM
Was it just me who took pleasure in seeing Fulham lose?
I read somewhere that Fulham have spent over £100m pre season - that's just madness - had a chuckle at their loss today- plus Joe Bryan was injured on his debut - Karma ? :)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 11, 2018, 08:43:53 PM
To be fair to Fulham, their fans didn’t take the piss after the playoff Final last year and most would have.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on August 11, 2018, 08:47:28 PM
Apparently Rotherham and Ipswich fans were enjoying some call-and-response "To me, to you" chanting today in tribute to Barry Chuckle. (Not sure if any of them got hit with a ladder or stepped in a tin of paint though).
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: four fornicholl on August 11, 2018, 08:51:53 PM
Apparently Rotherham and Ipswich fans were enjoying some call-and-response "To me, to you" chanting today in tribute to Barry Chuckle. (Not sure if any of them got hit with a ladder or stepped in a tin of paint though).
To me, to me...           Barry?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Stu on August 11, 2018, 09:02:11 PM
Apparently Rotherham and Ipswich fans were enjoying some call-and-response "To me, to you" chanting today in tribute to Barry Chuckle. (Not sure if any of them got hit with a ladder or stepped in a tin of paint though).
To me, to me...           Barry?

Ooosh
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on August 11, 2018, 09:03:59 PM
I'm confused.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Louzie0 on August 11, 2018, 09:11:55 PM
If you’re watching the efl show on Quest, Virgin has an HD version on 217 which is better than 172.

Leeds look rather good.

Unfortunately Ian Holloway is this week’s guest pundit ::)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on August 11, 2018, 09:13:29 PM
Just watching the games on Quest - what an awful programme - Holloway talking  utter shite
How many times has he called Bielsa a genius?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 11, 2018, 09:23:06 PM
I find myself constantly getting reminders of how old I am and how quickly time goes. Watching the Derby v Leeds highlights it was pointed out that it has been fourteen years since Leeds were in the top flight.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 11, 2018, 09:30:05 PM
I am going to stick my neck out and suggest that Small Heath will not be appealing Gardner's red card.  :)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on August 11, 2018, 09:34:26 PM
I find myself constantly getting reminders of how old I am and how quickly time goes. Watching the Derby v Leeds highlights it was pointed out that it has been fourteen years since Leeds were in the top flight.

Scary, isn't it?

As for Leeds being out from the top flight for 14 years: we should see them as a warning if we don't get promoted soon.

Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: itmustbe_it is! on August 11, 2018, 10:02:10 PM
Was it just me who took pleasure in seeing Fulham lose?
No.

No, me aswell. I'd like them releagted with a record low point score , 1 below Wolves and Cardiff
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Nev on August 11, 2018, 10:05:01 PM
The voiceover for the Rags game was a thing of beauty, utterly withering, as if written by one of us.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 11, 2018, 10:49:02 PM
We moan about the correct shades of claret on our shirts but Wolves home kit just looks plain wrong, too much yellow.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: LeeB on August 11, 2018, 10:50:03 PM
We moan about the correct shades of claret on our shirts but Wolves home kit just looks plain wrong, too much yellow.

Looks exactly the same colour as the empty seats as well.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on August 11, 2018, 10:57:08 PM
Saw a bit of Derby’s match last week and they looked abysmal, was very surprised to learn they won the match, look forward to Leeds doing a Leeds again.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on August 11, 2018, 11:46:08 PM
Derby Leeds match was Glamorous ex player v proper coach and result tells us everything. 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 12, 2018, 07:01:20 AM
Unimpressed with Sessegnon today.At fault and the Palace youngster -wan-bisseka?- had him in his pocket.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 12, 2018, 09:25:30 AM
I find myself constantly getting reminders of how old I am and how quickly time goes. Watching the Derby v Leeds highlights it was pointed out that it has been fourteen years since Leeds were in the top flight.

Scary, isn't it?

As for Leeds being out from the top flight for 14 years: we should see them as a warning if we don't get promoted soon.



Mad to think there are Forest and Sheff Weds fans who could be early 20s and would never have seen them play a top flight game. Any Leeds fan who's 16-17 would also qualify for the long suffering tag.

It's been like that for any young fan following us since 2010 so hopefully better times are around the corner.
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Post by: auntiesledd on August 12, 2018, 09:35:30 AM
Derby Leeds match was Glamorous ex player v proper coach and result tells us everything. 

A proper Coach eh? That'll never catch on.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: ktvillan on August 12, 2018, 09:50:18 AM
Apparently Rotherham and Ipswich fans were enjoying some call-and-response "To me, to you" chanting today in tribute to Barry Chuckle. (Not sure if any of them got hit with a ladder or stepped in a tin of paint though).
To me, to me...           Barry?

Ooosh

I think it's quite funny.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Duncan Shaw on August 12, 2018, 09:57:28 AM
Only just seen the Derby-Leeds score - not read much about it, but i presume the general consensus out there is the rest of us are playing for 2nd?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 12, 2018, 11:03:08 AM
We moan about the correct shades of claret on our shirts but Wolves home kit just looks plain wrong, too much yellow.

Looks exactly the same colour as the empty seats as well.


That is a bit unfair. Obviously the Wolves fans will have to miss a few games this season if they are going to save enough money to follow them in the Champions League next season.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dinas_Caerdydd on August 12, 2018, 11:07:32 AM
Neves pulling the strings for Wolves, 2-2 now.

What happens if Neves gets injured I don't know, because Wolves have been mediocre today.

Will be comfortable mid table but don't look to have enough upfront to me to challenge higher up the league.

I don't think they will be comfortable in mid table as such but I do think they will stay up.

I am happy with their result today. I backed the draw at 9/4.

Premier league bottom half is awful nowadays.

For me Huddersfield and Cardiff are as good as relegated so wouldn't say it's a stretch for Wolves to finish above Fulham, Southampton, Burnley, Watford, Brighton, Bournemouth etc.

so on the basis on 1 game we're as good as down ?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 12, 2018, 11:12:03 AM
Sorry just don't think you've done enough good business Dinas compared to Wolves and Fulham.

Harry Arter might be o.k but I thought Cardiff would be in for likes of Danny Ings, Welbeck etc. Can't see you boyos scoring anywhere near enough goals.

Was happy to see Etheridge save a penalty though, he was great at them when at Walsall. Will be very busy this year.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 12, 2018, 11:24:47 AM
My tips for the drop are three from Brighton, Southampton, Cardiff and Huddersfield. One advantage Cardiff have over the other three is that newly promoted 'bounce' and the positive attitude that brings out in the players and fans. Like Huddersfield had last year. But history suggests newly promoted clubs have to capitalize on that mood in the first half of the season because clubs who have just come up tend to tail off form wise in the second part of the campaign.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 12, 2018, 11:31:16 AM
They badly need points from their next two....Newcastle at home and Huddersfield away.

Cardiff's September fixtures are: Arsenal (H) Chelsea (A) Man. City (H) Burnley (H).

Can see Warnock "stepping down" sometime in October.
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Post by: Dinas_Caerdydd on August 12, 2018, 11:32:56 AM
seems like every man and his dog think the same . our 2 new signings didn't start yesterday and with zahorre and gunnarson to come back into the fold next week we will be alot stronger for it . to stay up we really need to win the majority of our home games starting with newcastle next week . a long way to go and if we are in the bottom 3 come xmas i,m sure our owners will put some money into the kitty . as for fulham they spent 100 million quid and they lost yesterday just proves money isn't everything !
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 12, 2018, 11:38:41 AM
They badly need points from their next two....Newcastle at home and Huddersfield away.

Cardiff's September fixtures are: Arsenal (H) Chelsea (A) Man. City (H) Burnley (H).

Can see Warnock "stepping down" sometime in October.


I can't see Warnock stepping down. With his sheer bloody mindedness, will to win and experience he is the best man for the job of keeping them up. It is a tough September schedule but won't all of the clubs Cardiff play going to be playing European ties around that time?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Stu on August 12, 2018, 01:58:55 PM
Liverpool - Burnley game is bring played at a frantic pace, but the ball control and distribution is excellent.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy65 on August 12, 2018, 02:22:21 PM
I see West Ham are still junk based on the first half
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 12, 2018, 02:26:40 PM
Liverpool - Burnley game is bring played at a frantic pace, but the ball control and distribution is excellent.

Shows Liverpool's strength in depth if they are able to play West Ham and Burnley at the same time.
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Post by: CT on August 12, 2018, 02:32:32 PM
Liverpool - Burnley game is bring played at a frantic pace, but the ball control and distribution is excellent.

Shows Liverpool's strength in depth if they are able to play West Ham and Burnley at the same time.

..and beating them both 2-0. Snodgrass has just been brought on as well.
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Post by: Stu on August 12, 2018, 02:43:49 PM
Liverpool - Burnley game is bring played at a frantic pace, but the ball control and distribution is excellent.

Shows Liverpool's strength in depth if they are able to play West Ham and Burnley at the same time.

😐

...I don't have my glasses on! 3-0 now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: London Villan on August 12, 2018, 03:03:43 PM
Whats with the gold lion on the kit stealers shirt?
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Post by: KevinGage on August 12, 2018, 03:30:03 PM
Probably a very good reason why Milner looks like a teenage mutant ninja turtle.
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Post by: Damo70 on August 12, 2018, 03:51:39 PM
Whats with the gold lion on the kit stealers shirt?

Knowing them it is a reference to when they apparently won the World Cup.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on August 12, 2018, 03:52:57 PM
The West Ham away shirt looks like it’s been brought out of storage having been boil washed for years.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 12, 2018, 05:27:22 PM
Cracking move and finish by Bernardo for Man City away at Arsenal. 2-0
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 12, 2018, 06:03:13 PM
Dull weekend in the Prem. Only three games where both sides scored. Routine wins for those that won apart from the Man United and Tottenham games. We may want to get out of this division but by God it's far more fun.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VILLA MOLE on August 12, 2018, 09:20:42 PM
The premiership is most definitely the emperors new clothes
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Bren'd on August 13, 2018, 09:47:17 AM
Arsenal look a different side compared to the last few years.  And not a very good one either. I know it's only the first game up against Man City which you'd expect them to lose but if they don't improve on this showing I can see them finishing in the bottom half.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 13, 2018, 09:58:42 AM
Arsenal look a different side compared to the last few years.  And not a very good one either. I know it's only the first game up against Man City which you'd expect them to lose but if they don't improve on this showing I can see them finishing in the bottom half.
Agree.We go on about Villa ruining perfectly good forwards but what has Arsenal done to Aubameyang and Lacazette
Absolute busted flushes.
Look like a team of fancy dans
Bellerin with his tatt sleeves and man bun;the footballer that was once Ozil with his Hitler Youth short back and sides then there is the poor man's David Luiz whose name I thankfully don't know.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: paul_e on August 13, 2018, 11:58:15 AM
That's a touch harsh, Aubamayang has 10 in 14 league games for them and Lacazette has 14 in 33 - busted flushes based on them both being marked out of a game against the best side in the league is a bit over the top.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 13, 2018, 01:10:16 PM
That's a touch harsh, Aubamayang has 10 in 14 league games for them and Lacazette has 14 in 33 - busted flushes based on them both being marked out of a game against the best side in the league is a bit over the top.
It's how I see it
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 13, 2018, 01:17:25 PM
Arsenal will be Arsenal. Flat track bullies who will beat the lesser lights of the PL, sometimes racking up three or four goals in the process with the odd exception when they will slip up. They will then fail in any of their games against Liverpool, Chelsea and the two Manchester clubs and finish fifth or sixth. If the draws are kind to them they might win the Carabao cup if the new manager takes it more seriously than Arsene did.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dave on August 13, 2018, 01:24:06 PM
For all Wayne Rooney's faults, this is pretty impressive going at 2-2 in the 95th minute.

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Post by: paul_e on August 13, 2018, 01:34:09 PM
I don't particularly care about Arsenal, I just think it's a bit soon to write off Aubamayang and Lacazette because they had 1 poor game when their records so far at the club suggest they'll manage 40-50 between them over a full season.  I thought Lacazette looked very good when he came on, he gave Arsenal the only real spark they had all game.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 13, 2018, 01:36:51 PM
I don't particularly care about Arsenal, I just think it's a bit soon to write off Aubamayang and Lacazette because they had 1 poor game when their records so far at the club suggest they'll manage 40-50 between them over a full season.  I thought Lacazette looked very good when he came on, he gave Arsenal the only real spark they had all game.
Must have been watching a different game.Couldn't trap a bag of cement
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ian J on August 13, 2018, 01:39:26 PM
For all Wayne Rooney's faults, this is pretty impressive going at 2-2 in the 95th minute.


Brilliant.
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Post by: davidb on August 13, 2018, 02:06:04 PM
For all Wayne Rooney's faults, this is pretty impressive going at 2-2 in the 95th minute.


Brilliant.
I love that the keeper is up for a corner at 2-2
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Nev on August 13, 2018, 02:39:55 PM
Dull weekend in the Prem. Only three games where both sides scored. Routine wins for those that won apart from the Man United and Tottenham games. We may want to get out of this division but by God it's far more fun.

More often than not it's dull. Watford, Saints, Bournemouth, possibly Brighton, Palace, Leicester, Newcastle, Everton, West Ham all treading water with the hope, perhaps, of Europa League qualification even after spending some huge amounts. Fanciful ideas of top 4 will soon dissipate, cup runs stymied by the picking of weakened sides in order to tread water in the league with the hope, perhaps, of Europa League qualification.
The promoted sides at least have a target in survival, those promoted last year anxious that the novelty doesn't wear off too soon, as it inevitably will. Huddersfield may well drop this season, with only the DVD of a goalless late season draw as the highlight of their stay. To be fair to Burnley, their European run is fantastic but could be over before the kids go back to school, after which they will look to tread water in the league, with the hope, perhaps, of Europa League qualification. Hughes, Roy, Howe, etc saying the same things over and over and over again, moaning minnies like Mourihno and Warnock bleating at every turn, Arsenal entitlement and Spurs new stadium tripe grabbing headlines, Chelsea winning and still looking fed up and Wolves lighting fireworks every five minutes but ultimately not living up to the hype and rendering what could be a perfectly good season as a disappointment. That leaves Liverpool and Man City to do the entertaining.

And here's me, willing for the next 9 months to join the "party".
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: OCD on August 13, 2018, 02:42:49 PM
For all Wayne Rooney's faults, this is pretty impressive going at 2-2 in the 95th minute.



It took them long enough to decide he was onside (or that there was no foul). I couldn't see anything wrong with on the first viewing from the camera angle.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 13, 2018, 03:04:23 PM
For all Wayne Rooney's faults, this is pretty impressive going at 2-2 in the 95th minute.


Brilliant.
I love that the keeper is up for a corner at 2-2

I couldn't understand that. Was it a cup game and they were about to go out on aggregate or something?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Bren'd on August 13, 2018, 03:07:27 PM
Dull weekend in the Prem. Only three games where both sides scored. Routine wins for those that won apart from the Man United and Tottenham games. We may want to get out of this division but by God it's far more fun.

More often than not it's dull. Watford, Saints, Bournemouth, possibly Brighton, Palace, Leicester, Newcastle, Everton, West Ham all treading water with the hope, perhaps, of Europa League qualification even after spending some huge amounts. Fanciful ideas of top 4 will soon dissipate, cup runs stymied by the picking of weakened sides in order to tread water in the league with the hope, perhaps, of Europa League qualification.
The promoted sides at least have a target in survival, those promoted last year anxious that the novelty doesn't wear off too soon, as it inevitably will. Huddersfield may well drop this season, with only the DVD of a goalless late season draw as the highlight of their stay. To be fair to Burnley, their European run is fantastic but could be over before the kids go back to school, after which they will look to tread water in the league, with the hope, perhaps, of Europa League qualification. Hughes, Roy, Howe, etc saying the same things over and over and over again, moaning minnies like Mourihno and Warnock bleating at every turn, Arsenal entitlement and Spurs new stadium tripe grabbing headlines, Chelsea winning and still looking fed up and Wolves lighting fireworks every five minutes but ultimately not living up to the hype and rendering what could be a perfectly good season as a disappointment. That leaves Liverpool and Man City to do the entertaining.

And here's me, willing for the next 9 months to join the "party".

The only difference this time around if we get up is that we will be going to the party with popular recruits making sure we fit in.  That's what I hope anyway. It's a good bit of luck that we missed out in the play off final.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dave on August 13, 2018, 03:08:06 PM
For all Wayne Rooney's faults, this is pretty impressive going at 2-2 in the 95th minute.


Brilliant.
I love that the keeper is up for a corner at 2-2

I couldn't understand that. Was it a cup game and they were about to go out on aggregate or something?

No relegation,  so one point or no points doesn't make a great deal of difference.

Three points though keeps them in the shout for the playoffs.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 13, 2018, 04:13:57 PM
That makes sense, ta.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Somniloquism on August 13, 2018, 06:04:46 PM
For all Wayne Rooney's faults, this is pretty impressive going at 2-2 in the 95th minute.


Brilliant.
I love that the keeper is up for a corner at 2-2

I couldn't understand that. Was it a cup game and they were about to go out on aggregate or something?

No relegation,  so one point or no points doesn't make a great deal of difference.

Three points though keeps them in the shout for the playoffs.

Also it is 'Merica and they don't like draws do they.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 13, 2018, 08:18:04 PM
Dull weekend in the Prem. Only three games where both sides scored. Routine wins for those that won apart from the Man United and Tottenham games. We may want to get out of this division but by God it's far more fun.

More often than not it's dull. Watford, Saints, Bournemouth, possibly Brighton, Palace, Leicester, Newcastle, Everton, West Ham all treading water with the hope, perhaps, of Europa League qualification even after spending some huge amounts. Fanciful ideas of top 4 will soon dissipate, cup runs stymied by the picking of weakened sides in order to tread water in the league with the hope, perhaps, of Europa League qualification.
The promoted sides at least have a target in survival, those promoted last year anxious that the novelty doesn't wear off too soon, as it inevitably will. Huddersfield may well drop this season, with only the DVD of a goalless late season draw as the highlight of their stay. To be fair to Burnley, their European run is fantastic but could be over before the kids go back to school, after which they will look to tread water in the league, with the hope, perhaps, of Europa League qualification. Hughes, Roy, Howe, etc saying the same things over and over and over again, moaning minnies like Mourihno and Warnock bleating at every turn, Arsenal entitlement and Spurs new stadium tripe grabbing headlines, Chelsea winning and still looking fed up and Wolves lighting fireworks every five minutes but ultimately not living up to the hype and rendering what could be a perfectly good season as a disappointment. That leaves Liverpool and Man City to do the entertaining.

And here's me, willing for the next 9 months to join the "party".


I totally agree. I love knowing that every game in the Championship is a game we are quite likely to win but also stand a decent chance of losing. I have nostalgic memories of the roller coaster that took us from League and European champions to avoiding relegation and then eventual relegation, then promotion, narrowly avoiding relegation, runners up in the top flight, narrowly avoiding relegation, runners up again, winning a trophy, narrowly avoiding relegation and then winning a trophy again. That was Aston Villa 1980- 1996.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: four fornicholl on August 13, 2018, 09:47:14 PM
Dull weekend in the Prem. Only three games where both sides scored. Routine wins for those that won apart from the Man United and Tottenham games. We may want to get out of this division but by God it's far more fun.

More often than not it's dull. Watford, Saints, Bournemouth, possibly Brighton, Palace, Leicester, Newcastle, Everton, West Ham all treading water with the hope, perhaps, of Europa League qualification even after spending some huge amounts. Fanciful ideas of top 4 will soon dissipate, cup runs stymied by the picking of weakened sides in order to tread water in the league with the hope, perhaps, of Europa League qualification.
The promoted sides at least have a target in survival, those promoted last year anxious that the novelty doesn't wear off too soon, as it inevitably will. Huddersfield may well drop this season, with only the DVD of a goalless late season draw as the highlight of their stay. To be fair to Burnley, their European run is fantastic but could be over before the kids go back to school, after which they will look to tread water in the league, with the hope, perhaps, of Europa League qualification. Hughes, Roy, Howe, etc saying the same things over and over and over again, moaning minnies like Mourihno and Warnock bleating at every turn, Arsenal entitlement and Spurs new stadium tripe grabbing headlines, Chelsea winning and still looking fed up and Wolves lighting fireworks every five minutes but ultimately not living up to the hype and rendering what could be a perfectly good season as a disappointment. That leaves Liverpool and Man City to do the entertaining.

And here's me, willing for the next 9 months to join the "party".


I totally agree. I love knowing that every game in the Championship is a game we are quite likely to win but also stand a decent chance of losing. I have nostalgic memories of the roller coaster that took us from League and European champions to avoiding relegation and then eventual relegation, then promotion, narrowly avoiding relegation, runners up in the top flight, narrowly avoiding relegation, runners up again, winning a trophy, narrowly avoiding relegation and then winning a trophy again. That was Aston Villa 1980- 1996.
I'm with you all the way, but don't forget 75-79, I'm considerably old than yow!!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: ktvillan on August 14, 2018, 10:56:33 AM
Dull weekend in the Prem. Only three games where both sides scored. Routine wins for those that won apart from the Man United and Tottenham games. We may want to get out of this division but by God it's far more fun.

More often than not it's dull. Watford, Saints, Bournemouth, possibly Brighton, Palace, Leicester, Newcastle, Everton, West Ham all treading water with the hope, perhaps, of Europa League qualification even after spending some huge amounts. Fanciful ideas of top 4 will soon dissipate, cup runs stymied by the picking of weakened sides in order to tread water in the league with the hope, perhaps, of Europa League qualification.
The promoted sides at least have a target in survival, those promoted last year anxious that the novelty doesn't wear off too soon, as it inevitably will. Huddersfield may well drop this season, with only the DVD of a goalless late season draw as the highlight of their stay. To be fair to Burnley, their European run is fantastic but could be over before the kids go back to school, after which they will look to tread water in the league, with the hope, perhaps, of Europa League qualification. Hughes, Roy, Howe, etc saying the same things over and over and over again, moaning minnies like Mourihno and Warnock bleating at every turn, Arsenal entitlement and Spurs new stadium tripe grabbing headlines, Chelsea winning and still looking fed up and Wolves lighting fireworks every five minutes but ultimately not living up to the hype and rendering what could be a perfectly good season as a disappointment. That leaves Liverpool and Man City to do the entertaining.

And here's me, willing for the next 9 months to join the "party".

Nev that sounds very cynical and dystopian but it's bang on the money.  The "rewards" for getting to the PL are a big bag of cash and making up the numbers as cannon fodder for the rich boys.  There's little hope of anything more.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Nev on August 14, 2018, 12:21:24 PM
Dull weekend in the Prem. Only three games where both sides scored. Routine wins for those that won apart from the Man United and Tottenham games. We may want to get out of this division but by God it's far more fun.

More often than not it's dull. Watford, Saints, Bournemouth, possibly Brighton, Palace, Leicester, Newcastle, Everton, West Ham all treading water with the hope, perhaps, of Europa League qualification even after spending some huge amounts. Fanciful ideas of top 4 will soon dissipate, cup runs stymied by the picking of weakened sides in order to tread water in the league with the hope, perhaps, of Europa League qualification.
The promoted sides at least have a target in survival, those promoted last year anxious that the novelty doesn't wear off too soon, as it inevitably will. Huddersfield may well drop this season, with only the DVD of a goalless late season draw as the highlight of their stay. To be fair to Burnley, their European run is fantastic but could be over before the kids go back to school, after which they will look to tread water in the league, with the hope, perhaps, of Europa League qualification. Hughes, Roy, Howe, etc saying the same things over and over and over again, moaning minnies like Mourihno and Warnock bleating at every turn, Arsenal entitlement and Spurs new stadium tripe grabbing headlines, Chelsea winning and still looking fed up and Wolves lighting fireworks every five minutes but ultimately not living up to the hype and rendering what could be a perfectly good season as a disappointment. That leaves Liverpool and Man City to do the entertaining.

And here's me, willing for the next 9 months to join the "party".

Nev that sounds very cynical and dystopian but it's bang on the money.  The "rewards" for getting to the PL are a big bag of cash and making up the numbers as cannon fodder for the rich boys.  There's little hope of anything more.

My one hope is that our new owners spend enough money to enable us to compete at the very top level if we get into the PL. I can't imagine we'd be as morose, joyless and unfulfilled as Chelsea did having won the League and FA Cup in successive seasons.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 14, 2018, 06:08:08 PM
They have clearly bought us with top flight football in mind as soon as possible. If and when we get back into to the PL the money comes rolling in. I would guess even a smaller club like Burnley feature high on the European rich list after a couple of seasons in the top flight.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: manic-road on August 14, 2018, 08:37:30 PM
Celtic 2 down in the Chumpians League, well done Brenda.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Jon Crofts on August 14, 2018, 10:18:27 PM
Blosers out 2-0 at Reading. Shame, they could do with some luck, mwahahahahahahahaha
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Post by: four fornicholl on August 14, 2018, 10:28:18 PM
bye bye Celtic.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa in Denmark on August 15, 2018, 08:04:24 PM
Navas did well to duck under that shot from Diego Costa.

1-0 Atletico.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa in Denmark on August 15, 2018, 08:28:17 PM
Benzema equaliser. Great cross from Bale.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa in Denmark on August 15, 2018, 09:22:36 PM
2-1 Real. Ramos penalty.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa in Denmark on August 15, 2018, 09:38:35 PM
2-2. Costa with a tap in.
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Post by: olaftab on August 15, 2018, 09:39:22 PM
I can't imagine we'd be as morose, joyless and unfulfilled as Chelsea did having won the League and FA Cup in successive seasons.
Yes I am going to be like that😒                                               
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa in Denmark on August 15, 2018, 10:06:21 PM
3-2 to Atletico now (in extra time). Saúl with a screamer.
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Post by: jamestownvilla on August 15, 2018, 10:10:12 PM
4-2
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Post by: Villa in Denmark on August 15, 2018, 10:10:31 PM
4-2 to Atletico. Koke with a cool finish.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 15, 2018, 10:47:22 PM
Watching the highlights of last nights cup ties on QUEST I was glad to hear Oldham have named a stand after Joe Royle. Even if they did beat us in some crucial games back in the days he was in charge of them. Off the top of my head the only victory over them under him I can remember was the first time I went to Boundary Park and we beat them 0-1 in our promotion season under SGT. Alan McInally scored the winner and I think it might even have been his first Villa goal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 15, 2018, 10:51:56 PM
We beat them at home in Feb '92, Regis scored. The only goal we scored during a run of 11 league games.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 15, 2018, 11:04:29 PM
We beat them at home in Feb '92, Regis scored. The only goal we scored during a run of 11 league games.

Ah yes, I remember it now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Exeter 77 on August 16, 2018, 08:22:43 AM
We beat them at home in Feb '92, Regis scored. The only goal we scored during a run of 11 league games.
I seem to remember we signed Earl Barrett from them the day before as well.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: TheTimVilla on August 16, 2018, 09:08:20 AM
Watching the highlights of last nights cup ties on QUEST I was glad to hear Oldham have named a stand after Joe Royle. Even if they did beat us in some crucial games back in the days he was in charge of them. Off the top of my head the only victory over them under him I can remember was the first time I went to Boundary Park and we beat them 0-1 in our promotion season under SGT. Alan McInally scored the winner and I think it might even have been his first Villa goal.

I recall losing 3-2 up there one year. Bloody cold and delayed, due to a gas leak. I think Olney scored twice for them and Mark Blake scored for us. But I may have merged matches there.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 16, 2018, 11:44:25 AM
Watching the highlights of last nights cup ties on QUEST I was glad to hear Oldham have named a stand after Joe Royle. Even if they did beat us in some crucial games back in the days he was in charge of them. Off the top of my head the only victory over them under him I can remember was the first time I went to Boundary Park and we beat them 0-1 in our promotion season under SGT. Alan McInally scored the winner and I think it might even have been his first Villa goal.

I recall losing 3-2 up there one year. Bloody cold and delayed, due to a gas leak. I think Olney scored twice for them and Mark Blake scored for us. But I may have merged matches there.

I was there too, although I don't recall the delay. Of course it was cold. Oldham away was always cold! I think it was early in BFR's first season and I also think it may have been Garry Parker's debut. A few of us met Earl Barrett in Rosie's nightclub in Solihull on the night he signed for Villa. I think it was after we had returned from an away defeat to Man City.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 16, 2018, 11:47:32 AM
An agreement has been made to play a La Liga fixture in the USA. Which you have to suspect will  involve Real Madrid or Barcelona and quite possibly both.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Nev on August 16, 2018, 11:50:14 AM
Watching the highlights of last nights cup ties on QUEST I was glad to hear Oldham have named a stand after Joe Royle. Even if they did beat us in some crucial games back in the days he was in charge of them. Off the top of my head the only victory over them under him I can remember was the first time I went to Boundary Park and we beat them 0-1 in our promotion season under SGT. Alan McInally scored the winner and I think it might even have been his first Villa goal.

I recall losing 3-2 up there one year. Bloody cold and delayed, due to a gas leak. I think Olney scored twice for them and Mark Blake scored for us. But I may have merged matches there.

I was there too, although I don't recall the delay. Of course it was cold. Oldham away was always cold! I think it was early in BFR's first season and I also think it may have been Garry Parker's debut. A few of us met Earl Barrett in Rosie's nightclub in Solihull on the night he signed for Villa. I think it was after we had returned from an away defeat to Man City.

It was the night of my 21st and we lost at home 0-1 to QPR. I have no recollection of the game but a gang of us had a meal at the Barn in Hockley Heath where you all kindly chipped in for a Roly Poly Kiss-o-gram (do those sorts of things still exist?) and Dwight Yorke was with Earl Barrett in Rosie's.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 16, 2018, 11:59:21 AM
Watching the highlights of last nights cup ties on QUEST I was glad to hear Oldham have named a stand after Joe Royle. Even if they did beat us in some crucial games back in the days he was in charge of them. Off the top of my head the only victory over them under him I can remember was the first time I went to Boundary Park and we beat them 0-1 in our promotion season under SGT. Alan McInally scored the winner and I think it might even have been his first Villa goal.

I recall losing 3-2 up there one year. Bloody cold and delayed, due to a gas leak. I think Olney scored twice for them and Mark Blake scored for us. But I may have merged matches there.

I was there too, although I don't recall the delay. Of course it was cold. Oldham away was always cold! I think it was early in BFR's first season and I also think it may have been Garry Parker's debut. A few of us met Earl Barrett in Rosie's nightclub in Solihull on the night he signed for Villa. I think it was after we had returned from an away defeat to Man City.

It was the night of my 21st and we lost at home 0-1 to QPR. I have no recollection of the game but a gang of us had a meal at the Barn in Hockley Heath where you all kindly chipped in for a Roly Poly Kiss-o-gram (do those sorts of things still exist?) and Dwight Yorke was with Earl Barrett in Rosie's.

The roly poly kiss-o-gram was my idea and I seem to remember we got you a dominatrix complete with whip (which she used). I had tipped off the head waiter about what we had planned and he was concerned she might take her top off. I assured him that wasn't the case but I was lying as we had paid for a topless job. He obviously wasn't fooled as he intercepted and quizzed her on her arrival, demanded she keep her top on and had a go at me for my attempted subterfuge.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 16, 2018, 06:32:45 PM
I decided to watch the TNS Champions League qualifier that was on iplayer to see what the standard was like, figured i'd watch for 10 mins or so as they were already 5-0 down after the first leg. What a game it was!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kipeye on August 16, 2018, 08:34:45 PM
For oldies: I see Sheffield Wednesday team contains Hunt, Lee and Palmer. Makes me want a biscuit-lemon puff anyone?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on August 17, 2018, 02:22:08 PM
maybe a slightly less homoerotic choice of biscuit would have been better?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: ChicagoLion on August 17, 2018, 05:18:00 PM
So Marley has quit reffing woof.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kipeye on August 17, 2018, 05:34:20 PM
maybe a slightly less homoerotic choice of biscuit would have been better?
Jesus. How can a biscuit be homo erotic?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 17, 2018, 05:42:13 PM
maybe a slightly less homoerotic choice of biscuit would have been better?
Jesus. How can a biscuit be homo erotic?

'Hobnobs', 'Rich Tea Fingers'. It is pure filth and innuendo in the biscuit industry. Telling people to 'pick up a Penguin' is bordering on beasteality.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: CT on August 17, 2018, 07:41:56 PM
maybe a slightly less homoerotic choice of biscuit would have been better?
Jesus. How can a biscuit be homo erotic?

'Hobnobs', 'Rich Tea Fingers'. It is pure filth and innuendo in the biscuit industry. Telling people to 'pick up a Penguin' is bordering on beasteality.

Not just Hobnobs Damo. Chocolate Hobnobs.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on August 17, 2018, 07:58:53 PM
maybe a slightly less homoerotic choice of biscuit would have been better?
Jesus. How can a biscuit be homo erotic?

'Hobnobs', 'Rich Tea Fingers'. It is pure filth and innuendo in the biscuit industry. Telling people to 'pick up a Penguin' is bordering on beasteality.

A kit-kat she wanted...four fingers she got!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on August 17, 2018, 08:08:00 PM
Noses bullying Swansea and should be winning.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VillaAlways on August 17, 2018, 08:18:11 PM
Noses bullying Swansea and should be winning.
Playing very well
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on August 17, 2018, 08:19:19 PM
They are to be fair. Maghoma is using his pace well, but they're pressing them hard.

Just missed a sitter.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave shelley on August 17, 2018, 08:19:38 PM
Just missed a sitter.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Nev on August 17, 2018, 08:23:29 PM
Swansea look like they have never played football in their lives.

They'll win 1-0,
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on August 17, 2018, 08:23:35 PM
maybe a slightly less homoerotic choice of biscuit would have been better?
Jesus. How can a biscuit be homo erotic?
Lord only knows but ....... I am partial to ginger nuts
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: footyskillz on August 17, 2018, 08:33:48 PM
Swansea look like they have never played football in their lives.

They'll win 1-0,

Will be more set up 2nd half and goals either end which ultimately see swans win
Penalty given away by blues !

Ha Whistle goes they had their chance Swansea can't be any worse
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on August 17, 2018, 08:39:11 PM
I want the Noses to win. Swansea look poor.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: footyskillz on August 17, 2018, 08:53:28 PM
In scheme of table yes a win for the blues.
And on first half should have been.

Who is this GK for them ?
They usually have someone good for an error in goal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 17, 2018, 09:19:59 PM
Montero being a sub again is strange one.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Matt Collins on August 17, 2018, 09:23:41 PM
I've watched 20 mins of this

Makes you realise that watching villa isn't that bad. The standard is appalling!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Exeter 77 on August 17, 2018, 09:31:25 PM
Just had at look at the Beeb website for scores and it seems Swansea have had no shots on target after 83 minutes.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 17, 2018, 09:32:10 PM
They've been shite.

A very flattering start to the season for them.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Newby on August 17, 2018, 09:33:37 PM
They both look very very ordinary.  I am surprised at Swansea, terrible.  Nice bit of defending by Olsson just now though for a corner.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave shelley on August 17, 2018, 09:39:24 PM
Well that was dire.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: CT on August 17, 2018, 09:42:05 PM
I fell asleep, been a long day, but Swansea looked utter pish.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 17, 2018, 09:44:16 PM
Have a look at the 11 Swansea had out. They're pretty much at full strength. No chance they'll be in top 6 at end of the season.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Nev on August 17, 2018, 09:46:03 PM
Swansea were just awful.

Nil nil.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Des Little on August 17, 2018, 09:49:41 PM
Two hours I won’t get back.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Nunkin1965 on August 17, 2018, 09:52:07 PM
Same here.
Wish I’d walked my dogs.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 17, 2018, 09:52:23 PM
I only watched the second half. Nil nil pretty much summed the game up from what I saw. The natives seem to have given up hope already judging by the empty seats all around 'The Theatre Of Twats'.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: berneboy on August 17, 2018, 10:20:14 PM
Both Blues and Swansea were very poor. Surely we should finish top six with teams like these in the Championship?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on August 17, 2018, 11:40:48 PM
No wonder the cookery, baking and talent shows are so popular, you people are proof that folks will watch any old shite!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Stu on August 18, 2018, 01:43:26 PM
Cardiff v Newcastle is absolute bollocks. Two very limited and dull sides, traipsing around the pitch to little effect.

Cricket is back on.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 18, 2018, 01:44:14 PM
But its the best league in the world wink wink
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 18, 2018, 02:15:01 PM
Such a bad game.Cardiff kind of go forward,then hit a brick wall
Newcastle have no discernible tactic other than to stifle.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 18, 2018, 02:16:19 PM
These are both dogshite. It's like watching Paul Lambert's Aston Villa take on Alex McLeish's Aston Villa.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Flamingo Lane on August 18, 2018, 02:20:10 PM
Cardiff v Newcastle is truly dire, and I've just seen the two most useless bits of strike play imaginable, from Cardiff's Zohore.

And Newcastle have a player, Kenedy, who is even greedier than Kodija, simply refusing to pass the ball under any circumstances.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: frank black on August 18, 2018, 02:22:35 PM
I’d have given Kenneth Zahore MOTM.

He’s the only entertainer 😅😂😂 awful game.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 18, 2018, 02:22:53 PM
Jonjo Shelvey and his hollywood passes 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 18, 2018, 02:25:13 PM
Penalty Newcastle. If Caerdydd conspire to lose at home to these ten men they really are shite.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 18, 2018, 02:25:44 PM
Saved. Abysmal penalty.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 18, 2018, 02:27:40 PM
Good.They deserved to miss.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa Lew on August 18, 2018, 02:32:50 PM
What an useless pen, Nigel Kennedy could have done better :)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Flamingo Lane on August 18, 2018, 02:39:34 PM
I've just become aware that Sky are no longer televising La Liga games.  That's pissed me right off.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Newby on August 18, 2018, 03:08:32 PM
Hayden, Kenedy and Artur should have all be sent off.  Poor refereeing indeed. I'm not even sure that handball was inside the box either.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 18, 2018, 03:10:52 PM
Loads of goals in championship already whereas the Prem is drawing a blank again.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: TopDeck113 on August 18, 2018, 03:11:57 PM
What an useless pen, Nigel Kennedy could have done better :)

And he hasn't scored for Four Seasons.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 18, 2018, 03:15:27 PM
Boro 1 up at Brizzle City
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Stu on August 18, 2018, 03:48:39 PM
Wolves' unstoppable march to the champions league trophy is going well. 2-0 down against Leicester now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 18, 2018, 04:08:51 PM
These are both dogshite. It's like watching Paul Lambert's Aston Villa take on Alex McLeish's Aston Villa.

That fixture would be like an attack against defence training pitch exercise. And still end in a draw.

I watched the second half of the Small Heath game last night and the second half of the Cardiff v Newcastle game earlier today. I can't decide whether to pat myself on the back for skipping the first half of both games or whether to beat myself up for bothering to watch the second half of both matches.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: CT on August 18, 2018, 04:42:26 PM
Smethwick with five.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: TopDeck113 on August 18, 2018, 04:45:27 PM
Smethwick with five.

And will go above us on goals scored if things stay as they are.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 18, 2018, 04:47:28 PM
6
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 18, 2018, 04:47:29 PM
6 for the Bitters FFS
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: CT on August 18, 2018, 04:50:01 PM
6 for the Bitters FFS

They'll be counting the goals on one hand now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: CT on August 18, 2018, 04:50:23 PM
Ummm...,7 fingers.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on August 18, 2018, 05:06:08 PM
that's going to be worth an extra point right there. Cnuts.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 18, 2018, 05:09:29 PM
Sodding Reading let me down for a juicy 20/1 fivefold in the Championship. I had Leeds to beat Rotherham, Millwall to beat Derby, Sheffield United to beat Norwich and Albion to beat QPR. They all went for me but Reading couldn't win at home to Bolton.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 18, 2018, 05:14:51 PM
Sodding Reading let me down for a juicy 20/1 fivefold in the Championship. I had Leeds to beat Rotherham, Millwall to beat Derby, Sheffield United to beat Norwich and Albion to beat QPR. They all went for me but Reading couldn't win at home to Bolton.
Reading to beat anyone is a long shot
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 18, 2018, 05:54:44 PM
Arsenal for the drop?2-0 down.
Aubameyang as I said before;a shadow of the player he was.A busted flush.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 18, 2018, 06:13:51 PM
2-2 Chelsea capitulation.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dave on August 18, 2018, 06:21:50 PM
Chievo winning 2-1 against Juventus in Ronaldo's first match.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 18, 2018, 06:33:17 PM
Chievo winning 2-1 against Juventus in Ronaldo's first match.

Didn't realise the Eleven Sports thing applied to the UK live sport black out from 3-5pm. They couldn't show the game until 5.20pm. Luckily had Bet365 as back up.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 18, 2018, 06:54:50 PM
200th senior goal for Peter Crouch. Fair play.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 18, 2018, 07:05:31 PM
Juve win it 3-2
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Stu on August 18, 2018, 07:26:12 PM
Preston v Stoke has been pretty bad tempered. And shit.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 18, 2018, 07:27:41 PM
Apparently today Kennedy of Newcastle failed to complete a single pass in the first half. He is the first Premier League outfield player not to complete a single pass in a half since Nikola Zigic for Birmingham in March 2010.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 18, 2018, 07:30:37 PM
And he missed a 97th minute penalty.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 18, 2018, 07:35:40 PM
And he missed a 97th minute penalty.

Or you could give the guy a break and say that at least he did actually manage to complete a pass on that occasion.

From the penalty spot to the opposition goalkeeper.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dinas_Caerdydd on August 18, 2018, 09:00:51 PM
noticed we didn't too much praise from  some of the posters on here after our performance against newcastle today which is a bit harsh to be fair . we're punching above our weight in the big league but thought we gave a solid performance . 1 point gained just another 39 to go !
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dave on August 18, 2018, 09:02:51 PM
noticed we didn't too much praise from  some of the posters on here after our performance against newcastle today which is a bit harsh to be fair .

Why we would we care how good or bad Cardiff are?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dinas_Caerdydd on August 18, 2018, 09:23:43 PM
sorry dave for posting but this thread is about other games and some of the posters mentioned our game so i thought i would respond . hope it doesen't bother you too much
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: LukeJames on August 18, 2018, 09:26:17 PM
200th senior goal for Peter Crouch. Fair play.

Juve win it 3-2

Great signing fir rhe ild lady
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Des Little on August 18, 2018, 10:53:15 PM
Let’s hope Fulham keep this run of form all season. Bastards

Edit: and West Ham
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 18, 2018, 11:16:12 PM
noticed we didn't too much praise from  some of the posters on here after our performance against newcastle today which is a bit harsh to be fair . we're punching above our weight in the big league but thought we gave a solid performance . 1 point gained just another 39 to go !

Even this early on Newcastle at home is usually a game teams need to win to have good chance of staying up.

Cardiff having one shot on target compared to Newcastle's six indicates their issues.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dinas_Caerdydd on August 18, 2018, 11:38:46 PM
agree HQ will be a miracle if we stay up but was a miracle we went up last season too . was a bit disappointed by the post by dave tbh . can other supporters from other clubs can post one here or not without sarcism ? cardiff forums have always been welcoming to other fans me thinks
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 18, 2018, 11:40:43 PM
I think people were just commenting on how bad the game was tbh (just like SHA- Swansea last night).

If it's any consolation I still think you'll get more points than however few Christ Sutton is predicting. (wink)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dinas_Caerdydd on August 19, 2018, 12:18:47 AM
i understand that but my point was can other fans can contribute on here . i do see a lack of other fans on here or is it exclusively a aston villa fans forum only even on the other games thread ?

the world is a much bigger place you know . open your eyes
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 19, 2018, 12:20:35 AM
Look up to the skies?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: LukeJames on August 19, 2018, 12:44:36 AM
i understand that but my point was can other fans can contribute on here . i do see a lack of other fans on here or is it exclusively a aston villa fans forum only even on the other games thread ?

the world is a much bigger place you know . open your eyes

Strange comment from somebody that has been welcomed pretty much from the time you joined here, If you're coming on here to find praise for Cardiff then you're gong to be dissapointed mate, we barely praise Villa.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dinas_Caerdydd on August 19, 2018, 01:44:21 AM
lukejames i have been welcomed here last season when i joined up but i only wanted to know if other club fans are welcome on here or not this season ?

don't want to sound like a stuck record but  i do have a soft spot for villa as mentioned last season .you deserve to be up in the prem with your massive support along with leeds .

i do understand that probably 99% of you couldn't care less about cardiff city



Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 19, 2018, 01:45:07 AM
Edit: read your last post and decided to delete mine as it makes me sound like a twat. Well, even more than usual.

I would, however, disagree with your admittedly well-intentioned point that we deserve to be in the Premier League along with Leeds. Unless we finish in top two or win the playoffs we deserve no such thing.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dave on August 19, 2018, 07:25:51 AM
lukejames i have been welcomed here last season when i joined up but i only wanted to know if other club fans are welcome on here or not this season ?

Anyone is welcome here if they observe the site rules.

But turning up and whining because your team isn't being praised enough for getting a lucky point at home to ten-man Newcastle strikes me as a little odd.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: thick_mike on August 19, 2018, 09:10:42 AM
We don’t get many posters from other teams on this forum. Usually only one or two at a time and they usually don’t hang around very long. I’ve been on here nearly ten years and can only really remember ten or so.

Posters are welcome, but it’s a bit of a tightrope
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on August 19, 2018, 09:18:34 AM
Withington Red was my favourite.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on August 19, 2018, 09:30:49 AM
The Police pepper sprayed some Stoke fans at half time yesterday. Never known spray to be used at the football.

Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VILLA MOLE on August 19, 2018, 09:34:12 AM
Look up to the skies?


and see???
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 19, 2018, 09:39:28 AM
The Police pepper sprayed some Stoke fans at half time yesterday. Never known spray to be used at the football.
Was it Sting or Stewart Copeland? That Andy Summers was always a bit handy.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 19, 2018, 09:46:31 AM
Mr Lineker on MOTD informs me that Bournemouth have recovered 19 points from losing positions this calender year. Seven more than any other Premier League club.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 19, 2018, 09:48:15 AM
A bit classless of Lineker to not mention how plucky Cardiff are when delivering that stat. Wink.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 19, 2018, 09:55:50 AM
i understand that but my point was can other fans can contribute on here . i do see a lack of other fans on here or is it exclusively a aston villa fans forum only even on the other games thread ?

the world is a much bigger place you know . open your eyes

Cardiff v Newcastle was a poor game to watch as a neutral to be fair DC. Although admittedly probably not as bad as Birmingham v Swansea on Friday night. Newcastle are very average for me and a team you need to be beating at home if you are going to survive this season as I think your home form will be key. Plus you couldn't take advantage when they went down to ten men. Although as a Villa fan, after yesterday that is a glass houses and stones comment.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave shelley on August 19, 2018, 10:37:36 AM
Look up to the skies?


and see???


I'm just a poor boy...
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: TopDeck113 on August 19, 2018, 10:54:19 AM
Bohemian Rhapsody... contains the song titles of two other Number 1 singles from the 1970s.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: aj2k77 on August 19, 2018, 11:25:52 AM
noticed we didn't too much praise from  some of the posters on here after our performance against newcastle today which is a bit harsh to be fair . we're punching above our weight in the big league but thought we gave a solid performance . 1 point gained just another 39 to go !

Because you're shite.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on August 19, 2018, 02:05:58 PM
Long ball Citeh. What a pass from Ederson to Aguero, he’d be our best outfield player.

As for Cardiff, I care about them as much as I do Swansea.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: steamer on August 19, 2018, 02:09:35 PM
I care as much as I do about a carbuncle
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on August 19, 2018, 02:10:31 PM
i understand that but my point was can other fans can contribute on here . i do see a lack of other fans on here or is it exclusively a aston villa fans forum only even on the other games thread ?

the world is a much bigger place you know . open your eyes

Definitely overstayed your welcome by introducing the opportunity for people to start posting lyrics from that abomination.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: DB on August 19, 2018, 02:58:12 PM
Man Citeh 4-1 up and you can hear a pain drop. No atmos at all
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 19, 2018, 04:20:55 PM
It's so uncompetitive and unexciting.  Fans just turn up expecting to win but the amount of day trippers don't help. of the three games today I'd rather have watched Burnley Watford.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 19, 2018, 04:24:39 PM
Brentford 2 up at home to Wednesday.

Other than their urgency not very impressive. Certainly not the free flowing football you hear so much about.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 19, 2018, 04:34:04 PM
Brighton 2 Man U 0. Don't Villa it, please, Seagulls.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 19, 2018, 04:34:52 PM
Shouldn't have posted. 2-1 already.
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Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 19, 2018, 04:44:36 PM
Brighton with penalty. if they win they have done united two years in a row at home whereas the bastard's are invincible when they come to Villa Park.
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Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 19, 2018, 04:48:43 PM
3-1
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Post by: Damo70 on August 19, 2018, 04:57:21 PM
Manchester United only impress intermittently in games these days. They win their points mainly by being solid and hard to break down and score against. They have been a shambles at the back today though. It should make for a decent second half though.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on August 19, 2018, 04:57:43 PM
Does De Gea ever save a penalty?
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 19, 2018, 04:59:51 PM
Hasn't saved any since April 2016, according to Transfermarkt. Lukaku was the taker.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on August 19, 2018, 05:03:32 PM
Hasn't saved any since April 2016, according to Transfermarkt. Lukaku was the taker.

Thought it was as bad as that. Faced five penalties during WC, Russia kept hitting to his right and he was diving past them.
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Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 19, 2018, 05:04:11 PM
FT Brentford 2-0 against Sheff Weds. Should have been 5-0, three absolute sitters missed.
Wednesday made them work hard but most of the 2nd half played in the Wednesday half. Woods stayed on the bench.
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Post by: AV82EC on August 19, 2018, 05:10:58 PM
And now above us in the table.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 19, 2018, 05:11:57 PM
Hasn't saved any since April 2016, according to Transfermarkt. Lukaku was the taker.

Thought it was as bad as that. Faced five penalties during WC, Russia kept hitting to his right and he was diving past them.

I don't know if the list I looked at included internationals and/or shootouts, to be fair.
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Post by: Damo70 on August 19, 2018, 05:14:33 PM
I had Rangers, Sunderland, Brentford and United all to win. I need a Ferguson's United kind of turnaround to cop a 7/1 fourfold. I know that some on here live for my betting updates. ;)
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Post by: Villa Lew on August 19, 2018, 05:16:30 PM
And now above us in the table.
Concerned about Wednesday's match, can see them taking the 3 points.
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Post by: Damo70 on August 19, 2018, 05:20:35 PM
And now above us in the table.
Concerned about Wednesday's match, can see them taking the 3 points.

I think we will win. I think Brentford are a lot more dangerous at home than they are away. Although obviously to some extent that applies to pretty much any team.
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Post by: Mister E on August 19, 2018, 06:21:05 PM
FT Brentford 2-0 against Sheff Weds. Should have been 5-0, three absolute sitters missed.
Wednesday made them work hard but most of the 2nd half played in the Wednesday half. Woods stayed on the bench.
Why was Woods on the bench? - just not picked, or is something else going one?
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Post by: ChicagoLion on August 19, 2018, 06:28:36 PM
Watching the refs give lots of poor decisions against Manure, now you know how it feels.
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Post by: steamer on August 19, 2018, 07:59:26 PM
cry me a river
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Post by: Damo70 on August 19, 2018, 09:39:10 PM
You know your luck is out when you bet on Inter Milan and they get beaten by that woman Phil Collins fancied.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 19, 2018, 10:46:04 PM
Nazio supporters being massive twats, just for a change.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45240304
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Post by: Villa Lew on August 20, 2018, 09:10:24 AM
For the first time Sky are showing all the mid week Championship games live this week, Villa v Brentford and Swansea v Leeds are on the football channel and the rest are on the red button.
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Post by: Damo70 on August 20, 2018, 03:42:21 PM
For the first time Sky are showing all the mid week Championship games live this week, Villa v Brentford and Swansea v Leeds are on the football channel and the rest are on the red button.


I wonder what the viewing figures are like compared to the Premier League viewing figures. Championship games are far less predictable. Yesterday I didn't bother watching Manchester City v Huddersfield as I guessed it would be very much one sided and I probably wouldn't have bothered with the Brighton v Manure game if it hadn't been the last game on my betting acc. I think Swansea v Leeds will be a good game with a few goals.
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Post by: Nev on August 20, 2018, 03:49:29 PM
For the first time Sky are showing all the mid week Championship games live this week, Villa v Brentford and Swansea v Leeds are on the football channel and the rest are on the red button.


I wonder what the viewing figures are like compared to the Premier League viewing figures. Championship games are far less predictable. Yesterday I didn't bother watching Manchester City v Huddersfield as I guessed it would be very much one sided and I probably wouldn't have bothered with the Brighton v Manure game if it hadn't been the last game on my betting acc. I think Swansea v Leeds will be a good game with a few goals.

A mixture of snobbery and hyperbole surrounding the PL keeps people away from the Championship regardless of the level of competition or excitement.
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Post by: Lizz on August 20, 2018, 07:45:36 PM
I see Jamie Carragher’s back on Sky Sports.
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Post by: Risso on August 20, 2018, 07:57:11 PM
I see Jamie Carragher’s back on Sky Sports.

Yep. Non stop “bantz” about Gary Neville. A bit ironic seeing as that sort of behaviour was what led to his time off. Perhaps Neville should hawk up a massive greeny and spit all over him. The dirty Scouse pig.
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Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on August 20, 2018, 08:09:50 PM
The “debate” (which involved Neville expounding quite sensibly, while referencing and knocking his own brief managerial experience, and Carragher trying to talk over him in an increasingly high-pitched whine that had all the dogs in the area howling) was entertaining.

But Carragher is a prize dork.
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Post by: Damo70 on August 20, 2018, 08:40:29 PM
A lot of pundits pontificate with no self awareness of their own shortcomings but Gary Neville acknowledges his. I think he is a very good pundit and I reckon there is a potentially very good coach or assistant manager in Gary Neville. If you look at the Palace squad it is full of names who are easily Premier League quality on their day but are at Palace because they don't turn it on consistently enough. Hennessey, Van Aanholt, Tomkins, Dann, Sakho, Schlupp, Townsend, McArthur, Puncheon, Williams, Benteke, Wickham, Ayew. The way he is going Zaha will get another big move but the others are too inconsistent.
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Post by: Rudy65 on August 20, 2018, 09:20:33 PM
Benteke. A Shadow of his former self
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Post by: MoetVillan on August 20, 2018, 09:21:35 PM
Benteke is a one club player. I have watched all his home games for Villa and even when he was coming back from an injury which took time to sort his shooting boot radar out he was a force up front. Bossed defenders, power, vision.....nothing like the shadow of the beast that went to Liverpool and then Crapstal Palace
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Post by: footyskillz on August 20, 2018, 09:24:15 PM
Be good if big Ben  had some decent service as he's given nothing to work with.

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Post by: Rudy65 on August 20, 2018, 09:25:00 PM
He just seems incapable of doing anything of any quality. Whether it be hold up play, lay offs or shooting. Feel sorry for him
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Post by: footyskillz on August 20, 2018, 09:30:17 PM
He just seems incapable of doing anything of any quality. Whether it be hold up play, lay offs or shooting. Feel sorry for him

That's most of the palace team though most of them aren't passing or playing so well. Nothing coming off.

Pva and Zaha misplacing passes too and the biggest culprits.

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Post by: Damo70 on August 20, 2018, 09:34:32 PM
How many times have we seen a player find it hard when his career stalls? It didn't quite work out for him at Standard Liege but then from a couple of loans to Kortrijk and Mechelen, back to Genk and then Villa where he scored one in two games for both he was flying. Since leaving Villa he has gone downhill and the percentage of players who resurrect their careers as opposed to continuing to slide are in the minority. Brian Clough used to rescue and revive those types of players but not many managers do that these days.
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Post by: papa lazarou on August 21, 2018, 08:12:24 PM
Swans 1 Leeds 0
There's at least 70,000 Leeds fans there.
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Post by: Chris Jameson on August 21, 2018, 08:33:41 PM
I really don’t like Ayling of Leeds, not sure why but took an instant dislike to him.
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Post by: Colhint on August 21, 2018, 08:41:44 PM
I see Leeds have a player named Beradi. It always reminds of one of their old players Imre Veradi. The interesting thing about him was, his Great granddad Ollie was one of greatest ever Hollywood actors of all time.
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Post by: Richard on August 21, 2018, 08:43:16 PM
I'm with you on that one Chris it's the hair teeth and general Cockney lad behaviour - he's from Lambeth
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Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 21, 2018, 08:45:24 PM
If Leeds win tonight they are going to be presented with the Championship Trophy.
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Post by: frank black on August 21, 2018, 09:02:04 PM
The Swansea player was going to go to the GP, but dirty Leeds has given him an internal check and the all clear 😳
(https://thumb.ibb.co/evHeCe/114_B49_EC_3_F79_4_BDB_BCFC_C4_FA96_A605_E7.jpg) (https://ibb.co/evHeCe)
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Post by: andyh on August 21, 2018, 09:13:46 PM
If Leeds win tonight they are going to be presented with the Championship Trophy.
This seasons dogheads ?
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Post by: Keeno on August 21, 2018, 09:40:14 PM
If Leeds win tonight they are going to be presented with the Championship Trophy.
This seasons dogheads ?

Nowhere near as strong. Particularly at the back... look so vulnerable to crosses
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Post by: Somniloquism on August 21, 2018, 09:41:03 PM
If Leeds win tonight they are going to be presented with the Championship Trophy.
This seasons dogheads ?

In contrast, I see QPR are trying their best to be one of the three worse teams then then noses this year.
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Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 21, 2018, 09:42:50 PM
Well done the Saddlers.
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Post by: footyskillz on August 21, 2018, 09:46:53 PM
The Swansea player was going to go to the GP, but dirty Leeds has given him an internal check and the all clear 😳
(https://thumb.ibb.co/evHeCe/114_B49_EC_3_F79_4_BDB_BCFC_C4_FA96_A605_E7.jpg) (https://ibb.co/evHeCe)

Several Leeds fouls went unpunished and should have been yellow at 2-1 which would have made a difference

The refs at this level are lacking .
Jon moss running show tomorrow probably hoping protect Grealish
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Post by: martyn ellis on August 21, 2018, 09:52:13 PM
My God there are some good teams in this division this year. I'm fearing for our prospects already.
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Post by: themossman on August 21, 2018, 09:54:30 PM
Yep. Wouldn’t surprise me if the top 5 ends up as things currently stand with us, forest, etc. trying to grab 6th place.
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Post by: Damo70 on August 21, 2018, 10:09:46 PM
Seeing as it was on SKY I had a few quid on the Swansea v Leeds game. I went for the correct score at 2-2 and it paid out at 12/1.

I have just collected my winnings. Even better than I thought.  It actually paid out at 14/1.
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Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 22, 2018, 12:10:37 AM
Delighted for you, Damo. It's been a long, hot, dry summer for you.
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Post by: Damo70 on August 22, 2018, 11:06:55 AM
The Swansea player was going to go to the GP, but dirty Leeds has given him an internal check and the all clear 😳
(https://thumb.ibb.co/evHeCe/114_B49_EC_3_F79_4_BDB_BCFC_C4_FA96_A605_E7.jpg) (https://ibb.co/evHeCe)

Vinnie Jones gets a lot of stick but I have to say if that player was going for the nutcrucker manoeuvre, Vinnie's style was more efficient.
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Post by: Damo70 on August 22, 2018, 11:09:54 AM
Delighted for you, Damo. It's been a long, hot, dry summer for you.

Cheers Rudy. At one point this summer I wondered who was going to go bankrupt first, me or The Villa. ;)
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Post by: garyshawsknee on August 22, 2018, 11:16:28 AM
The Swansea player was going to go to the GP, but dirty Leeds has given him an internal check and the all clear 😳
(https://thumb.ibb.co/evHeCe/114_B49_EC_3_F79_4_BDB_BCFC_C4_FA96_A605_E7.jpg) (https://ibb.co/evHeCe)

Vinnie Jones gets a lot of stick but I have to say if that player was going for the nutcrucker manoeuvre, Vinnie's style was more efficient.

I miss seeing All creatures great and small on T.V.
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Post by: in exile on August 22, 2018, 11:41:36 AM
Last night Rochdale had three players on the pitch (all at the same time) called Jordan Williams
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Post by: Damo70 on August 22, 2018, 11:54:13 AM
The Swansea player was going to go to the GP, but dirty Leeds has given him an internal check and the all clear 😳
(https://thumb.ibb.co/evHeCe/114_B49_EC_3_F79_4_BDB_BCFC_C4_FA96_A605_E7.jpg) (https://ibb.co/evHeCe)

Vinnie Jones gets a lot of stick but I have to say if that player was going for the nutcrucker manoeuvre, Vinnie's style was more efficient.

I miss seeing All creatures great and small on T.V.

5 Star are currently showing something called 'Celebs On The Farm' if you want to see that kind of action. I watched about five to ten minutes of it last night. Louis Spence, Lorraine Chase and Sandy from Gogglebox are on it. The only other one I remember is Celebrity TV regular Charlotte (daughter of Les) Dawson. I can't stand her, especially the gob on her. As soon as she started spouting off I turned over and I won't be dipping back into it again.
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Post by: AV82EC on August 22, 2018, 01:34:30 PM
The Swansea player was going to go to the GP, but dirty Leeds has given him an internal check and the all clear 😳
(https://thumb.ibb.co/evHeCe/114_B49_EC_3_F79_4_BDB_BCFC_C4_FA96_A605_E7.jpg) (https://ibb.co/evHeCe)

Vinnie Jones gets a lot of stick but I have to say if that player was going for the nutcrucker manoeuvre, Vinnie's style was more efficient.

I miss seeing All creatures great and small on T.V.

5 Star are currently showing something called 'Celebs On The Farm' if you want to see that kind of action. I watched about five to ten minutes of it last night. Louis Spence, Lorraine Chase and Sandy from Gogglebox are on it. The only other one I remember is Celebrity TV regular Charlotte (daughter of Les) Dawson. I can't stand her, especially the gob on her. As soon as she started spouting off I turned over and I won't be dipping back into it again.

Celebs on the Farm - isn’t that the one where Rebecca Loos (erstwhile nanny and alleged shagger of David Beckham) wanked off a pig. Or was that Jordan (who wanked off the pig before anyone asks)
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Post by: Damo70 on August 22, 2018, 04:21:35 PM
I know Rebecca Loos tossed off a pig on a similar show but I don't know if it was the same show. It could be a show of it's own, Alan Partridge style. 'Comic Pig Relief with Lenny Henry' or 'Pig Tossing With Chas And Dave'.
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Post by: CT on August 22, 2018, 09:57:27 PM
Is it too early for a "Rowett Out"?
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Post by: Tuscans on August 22, 2018, 10:09:59 PM
You've got to watch Ashley Williams for Stoke tonight :)
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Post by: Damo70 on August 22, 2018, 10:49:19 PM
You've got to watch Ashley Williams for Stoke tonight :)

You beat me to it. I posted on here in recent weeks how much I rated Ashley Williams at Swansea but how I thought he had been very poor at Everton. Stoke took a 50/50 punt on whether they were signing the Swansea Williams or the Everton Williams. They have bought a good defender past his best and on the slide.
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Post by: Chris Jameson on August 23, 2018, 11:34:36 AM
Williams had a similar 'sending off waiting to happen' meltdown a couple of times last season.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 23, 2018, 12:11:34 PM
You've got to watch Ashley Williams for Stoke tonight :)

You beat me to it. I posted on here in recent weeks how much I rated Ashley Williams at Swansea but how I thought he had been very poor at Everton. Stoke took a 50/50 punt on whether they were signing the Swansea Williams or the Everton Williams. They have bought a good defender past his best and on the slide.

Imagine any team being silly enough to do that...
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Post by: Damo70 on August 23, 2018, 02:18:22 PM
You've got to watch Ashley Williams for Stoke tonight :)

You beat me to it. I posted on here in recent weeks how much I rated Ashley Williams at Swansea but how I thought he had been very poor at Everton. Stoke took a 50/50 punt on whether they were signing the Swansea Williams or the Everton Williams. They have bought a good defender past his best and on the slide.

Imagine any team being silly enough to do that...

Imagine any team silly enough to do it more than once in the same transfer window.
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Post by: Ads on August 24, 2018, 07:43:58 PM
Interested to see how this lad Barnes gets on for the Stripey Filth.
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Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 24, 2018, 08:13:30 PM
You could hear a pin drop at Boro tonight. Albion fans were signing to Pulis his football was shit. If they'd have kept him they wouldn't be in this division. Biting the hand that fed?
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Post by: Colhint on August 24, 2018, 08:18:44 PM
watching Pullis v Pullis

observations. We will need Jedi's big brother at the back, Jack will be kicked to bits, Both teams aren't very good.
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Post by: Colhint on August 24, 2018, 08:24:56 PM
One other thing. The pitch is mowed into a criss cross pattern , making big squares. I had a thought how boro could make some money.  You know that thing they do at county fairs, where people buy a square in a field, and who gets the square where the cow shits in wins, Well boro could do the same. Which square the ball eventually lands in, wins.
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Post by: Damo70 on August 24, 2018, 08:31:42 PM
One other thing. The pitch is mowed into a criss cross pattern , making big squares. I had a thought how boro could make some money.  You know that thing they do at county fairs, where people buy a square in a field, and who gets the square where the cow shits in wins, Well boro could do the same. Which square the ball eventually lands in, wins.

Gambling on waiting for the ball to land in a game with Pulis involved would surely be classed as a medium to long term investment.
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Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on August 24, 2018, 08:45:57 PM
You could hear a pin drop at Boro tonight. Albion fans were signing to Pulis his football was shit. If they'd have kept him they wouldn't be in this division. Biting the hand that fed?

Nah. I've got no love for the boinging pillocks but Pulis was taking them down and they were right to want rid. They won a pathetic amount of points between Christmas and his sacking, it was relegation form. Football as shite as his can only be excused if it gets results.
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Post by: Ads on August 24, 2018, 08:53:08 PM
They went on a longer winless run than us.
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 24, 2018, 09:15:10 PM
When they sacked him they were on a 10 league game winless run, and a league run of W3 D6 L15 including the previous season.
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Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 24, 2018, 09:27:13 PM
How can these two be in the top six?  Mind you it’s probably how crap we look to neutrals most of the time.
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Post by: GarTomas on August 24, 2018, 09:29:28 PM
How can these two be in the top six?  Mind you it’s probably how crap we look to neutrals most of the time.

Often you watch other teams and think their crap when they are just like your own team.

We resemble Boro more than WBA for me.

Even more now with their late goal.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on August 24, 2018, 09:32:57 PM
Borozzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz 1 up.
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Post by: Ads on August 24, 2018, 09:42:46 PM
Fuck the Albion!
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Post by: DB on August 24, 2018, 09:48:41 PM
Hahahaha
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Post by: Newby on August 24, 2018, 09:50:43 PM
Two, not great sides.  I honestly haven't seen anything to fear in the division yet.  I think Stoke will come good and Leeds look sharp, Brentford will be strong but I think Villa will be very strong again.
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Post by: Damo70 on August 24, 2018, 09:56:46 PM
I didn't bother watching the Boro v Albion game. Would I be right to presume it wasn't a classic? I didn't bet on it but I fancied it would be a draw.
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Post by: andyh on August 24, 2018, 10:12:08 PM
It wasn’t a classic by any stretch.
But most, if not all, championship games on the telly are infinitely more entertaining than the premier league games.
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Post by: eamonn on August 24, 2018, 10:12:13 PM
Could have done with that being a draw. Boro will be tough, boring bastards to beat as usual. They have Leeds and Norwich away next though, they'll do well to get more than two points from them.
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Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 24, 2018, 10:12:46 PM
Seeing a few moans re Johnstone on Twitter
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Post by: SoccerHQ on August 24, 2018, 10:37:45 PM
I didn't bother watching the Boro v Albion game. Would I be right to presume it wasn't a classic? I didn't bet on it but I fancied it would be a draw.

Had it on WM and had to turn down the sound start of second half as I was honestly dozing off.

Thing is Boro will win 20 odd games in this fashion. They've already won 4 out of 5 and don't think they've conceded in the league since the first game.

Would be surprised if they're not top 2 as boring as they are.
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Post by: Nev on August 25, 2018, 08:20:24 AM
Seeing a few moans re Johnstone on Twitter

The ones I drink with were moaning about him in the pub half an hour after the first game. I had to point out that while they were  laughing at our financial plight, we were forced to sell him for the money. I grinned, they are stil trying to work out the irony.
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Post by: Clampy on August 25, 2018, 09:26:47 AM
I know I should't have been surprised at how bad Boro were going to be but Pulis really is a true football dinosaur. Their fans will turn on him eventually. It was woeful to watch.
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Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on August 25, 2018, 10:01:29 AM
A number of Boro fans turned on Pulis after their playoff defeat at VP, on the radio phone in on the way home.
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Post by: Damo70 on August 25, 2018, 10:57:35 AM
It wasn’t a classic by any stretch.
But most, if not all, championship games on the telly are infinitely more entertaining than the premier league games.

I totally agree. I helps that the Championship is a hell of a lot less predictable than most PL matches. Brghton v United last week stood out as a shock result for example. You wouldn't blink an eye at two or three surprise results in the Championship each week.
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Post by: Damo70 on August 25, 2018, 11:02:44 AM
Could have done with that being a draw. Boro will be tough, boring bastards to beat as usual. They have Leeds and Norwich away next though, they'll do well to get more than two points from them.

I think Boro will set up very defensively and try to nick one on the break at Leeds but I would fancy Leeds to beat them. They will probably get something at Carrow Road as I think Norwich might struggle this season.
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Post by: footyskillz on August 25, 2018, 12:55:40 PM
Feel Gary Neville has never seen wolves play .
Seems to think they are brave and keeps referencing other teams .
Wolves credit as they play open and just attack who ever they play.

There biggest weakest is that back 3 and will be found out if they don't score first .
Also behind the full backs but giving a good match so far.

Be interesting when Traore comes on

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Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 25, 2018, 01:45:34 PM
Jammy bastards. Come on Man City ffs.
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Post by: dave shelley on August 25, 2018, 01:46:11 PM
1-0 Wolves, handball.
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Post by: itbrvilla on August 25, 2018, 01:47:54 PM
Why are they playing in yellow?  I thought they played in 'stale orange'.
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Post by: adrenachrome on August 25, 2018, 01:47:56 PM
The Hand of Dogheads.
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Post by: Nev on August 25, 2018, 01:53:40 PM
Why are they playing in yellow?  I thought they played in 'stale orange'.

It's not yellow, it's piss yellow.
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Post by: Colhint on August 25, 2018, 01:55:28 PM
so it was an offside handball
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Post by: PaulWinch again on August 25, 2018, 02:16:24 PM
Traore is a bloody dangerous player.
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Post by: Villa Lew on August 25, 2018, 02:35:48 PM
Very impressed with Wolves, doubt any team outside the top 6 will give them a harder game. Yes Traore did look good, couild turn out to be a cracking signing for them.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 25, 2018, 02:43:59 PM
After only drawing with Manchester City will Wolves have lowered their sights to a second place finish this season?
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Post by: Damo70 on August 25, 2018, 02:50:31 PM
Elgin v Cowdenbeath has been postponed due to 'stones on the pitch'. At first I wondered whether the stadium had been double booked for a concert by Mick Jagger and the boys.
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Post by: Damo70 on August 25, 2018, 03:14:50 PM
Why are they playing in yellow?  I thought they played in 'stale orange'.

It's not yellow, it's piss yellow.


It's Brazil yellow in honour of their new world class status.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 25, 2018, 03:27:27 PM
West Ham have gone a goal up at Arsenal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: ChicagoLion on August 25, 2018, 04:27:33 PM
Why are they playing in yellow?  I thought they played in 'stale orange'.

It's not yellow, it's piss yellow.


It's Brazil yellow in honour of their new world class status.
I thought it was supposed to be dirty mustard.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on August 25, 2018, 05:50:35 PM
the porn lords look like they've spunked a wad of cash on shite.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave shelley on August 25, 2018, 05:56:19 PM
Hold the front page...Blues have scored!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 25, 2018, 06:11:56 PM
The noses are doing quite well. Not spectacular but solid enough. Helped by the fact that for a team who spent a few quid and brought a few players in  during the summer Forest look quite poor.
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Post by: mr underhill on August 25, 2018, 06:25:00 PM
imagine how West Ham fans feel - 100m plus spent and bottom of the league
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Nev on August 25, 2018, 06:40:10 PM
I've seen Small Heath twice now, albeit a half at a time in the pub and they've been ok. I've left again, they lost last time so I hope the magic is still alive.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Nev on August 25, 2018, 06:42:53 PM
imagine how West Ham fans feel - 100m plus spent and bottom of the league

Nothing against the fans but fuck 'em. It's taxpayers money. Fiddling Tory bitch.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: jwarry on August 25, 2018, 06:45:24 PM
The noses are doing quite well. Not spectacular but solid enough. Helped by the fact that for a team who spent a few quid and brought a few players in  during the summer Forest look quite poor.
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The noses are doing quite well. Not spectacular but solid enough. Helped by the fact that for a team who spent a few quid and brought a few players in  during the summer Forest look quite poor.

Yeh so much for being one of the favourites to go up
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 25, 2018, 07:16:22 PM
Get in! Rags 2-2
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Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 25, 2018, 07:18:29 PM
Villa fan Joe Lolley with Tricky Trees first
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Stu on August 25, 2018, 07:26:16 PM
Get in! Rags 2-2

Threw away a 2 goal lead with 20 mins to go. I thought they looked the better side, but that is shit.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villafirst on August 25, 2018, 07:27:13 PM
Man of the match......Gary Gardner!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Nev on August 25, 2018, 07:27:40 PM
I've seen Small Heath twice now, albeit a half at a time in the pub and they've been ok. I've left again, they lost last time so I hope the magic is still alive.
It is. We've been told that if they can just score then it's all ok. Apart from the not conceding bit.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 25, 2018, 07:36:44 PM
I've seen Small Heath twice now, albeit a half at a time in the pub and they've been ok. I've left again, they lost last time so I hope the magic is still alive.
It is. We've been told that if they can just score then it's all ok. Apart from the not conceding bit.

A bit like the winning a cup bit but not then getting relegated almost immediately afterwards bit.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 25, 2018, 07:39:14 PM
I've seen Small Heath twice now, albeit a half at a time in the pub and they've been ok. I've left again, they lost last time so I hope the magic is still alive.

To be fair I think you have got it right. I believe 'a half at a time' is the traditional and long accepted way of watching a game of football. ;)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: CT on August 26, 2018, 08:13:39 AM
Leeds looked mightily impressive again. Pretty lucky considering they have a manager with no experience of the Championship.
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Post by: mr underhill on August 26, 2018, 09:34:33 AM
yes but they tend to start well whoever is in charge and the nutjob's high intensity shit might wear off pretty quickly with the squad they have. Last season Bristol City, Sheffield United, Leeds, Wolves and Cardiff all came out of the traps with firecrackers up their arse.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: aj2k77 on August 26, 2018, 12:11:10 PM
And two of those got promoted.
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Post by: PaulWinch again on August 26, 2018, 12:13:19 PM
Leeds looked mightily impressive again. Pretty lucky considering they have a manager with no experience of the Championship.

Indeed, the absolutely vital “Championship experience”.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: wittonwarrior on August 26, 2018, 12:16:07 PM
Leeds looked mightily impressive again. Pretty lucky considering they have a manager with no experience of the Championship.

Indeed, the absolutely vital “Championship experience”.

They will blow up by the start of 2019  - no one can get through a season with that intensity of play
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Post by: PaulWinch again on August 26, 2018, 12:21:48 PM
Maybe they will, but at the moment he’s had a huge impact on that squad. We have a manager who after nearly two years in the job still doesn’t have a clear strategy and still makes the same mistakes.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Risso on August 26, 2018, 12:28:13 PM
Leeds looked mightily impressive again. Pretty lucky considering they have a manager with no experience of the Championship.

Indeed, the absolutely vital “Championship experience”.

They will blow up by the start of 2019  - no one can get through a season with that intensity of play

In which case he can use the January transfer window to bolster the squad. I predict that if Bruce and Bielsa are in their jobs for the whole season, we’ll finish a fair way behind Leeds.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: simboy on August 26, 2018, 12:37:00 PM
Maybe they will, but at the moment he’s had a huge impact on that squad. We have a manager who after nearly two years in the job still doesn’t have a clear strategy and still makes the same mistakes.



2 more points than last year after five games ... so I’m not convinced that there’s a massive influence, seems Leeds have a habit of getting off to a bit of a flyer. Can they stay the course? They haven’t thus far, but we will see.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villafirst on August 26, 2018, 02:36:21 PM
Benteke looks poor for Palace. Nowhere near the player he once was. Perhaps a loan move to Villa would suit both parties??
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PaulWinch again on August 26, 2018, 02:41:03 PM
Maybe they will, but at the moment he’s had a huge impact on that squad. We have a manager who after nearly two years in the job still doesn’t have a clear strategy and still makes the same mistakes.



2 more points than last year after five games ... so I’m not convinced that there’s a massive influence, seems Leeds have a habit of getting off to a bit of a flyer. Can they stay the course? They haven’t thus far, but we will see.

The points doesn’t indicate a great deal when so few games have been played, it’s how they are playing that is just so different.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Bren'd on August 26, 2018, 02:41:14 PM
Yep. He’s offering very little at all. Quite slow too.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on August 26, 2018, 03:05:45 PM
He’d fit right in.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Axl Rose on August 26, 2018, 03:06:15 PM
He’d fit right in.

:D
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: ChicagoLion on August 26, 2018, 03:19:55 PM
Yep. He’s offering very little at all. Quite slow too.
Have you seen his replacement?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Flamingo Lane on August 26, 2018, 04:04:24 PM
So it's Newcastle live on Sky again.  Three out of three this season, seems peculiar scheduling when some teams haven't featured once.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 26, 2018, 05:26:58 PM
So it's Newcastle live on Sky again.  Three out of three this season, seems peculiar scheduling when some teams haven't featured once.

Don't forget they are everybodies second favourite team.  ;)

A result from today in the FA Women's League Cup - Birmingham City Women 2 Aston Villa Ladies 0
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Axl Rose on August 26, 2018, 05:35:05 PM
So it's Newcastle live on Sky again.  Three out of three this season, seems peculiar scheduling when some teams haven't featured once.

Don't forget they are everybodies second favourite team.  ;)

A result from today in the FA Women's League Cup - Birmingham City Women 2 Aston Villa Ladies 0

Whoever scored for them will no doubt be entered into their hall of fame.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 26, 2018, 05:36:59 PM
Fucking boo.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Jon Crofts on August 26, 2018, 05:45:36 PM
As despicable and hateful as Chelsea are, seeing them beat everyone’s favourite second team through a very dubious penalty and an OG is very satisfying.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 26, 2018, 06:06:54 PM
As despicable and hateful as Chelsea are, seeing them beat everyone’s favourite second team through a very dubious penalty and an OG is very satisfying.

81% possession and a PL record of 913 passes, away from home against any team is more than impressive.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 26, 2018, 07:07:19 PM
As despicable and hateful as Chelsea are, seeing them beat everyone’s favourite second team through a very dubious penalty and an OG is very satisfying.

81% possession and a PL record of 913 passes, away from home against any team is more than impressive.

Yet they looked pretty blunt up front.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Newby on August 26, 2018, 11:29:49 PM
Just watched the goals and highlights again on MOTM2.  Harry Arter is a cheating little shit.  Hogg didn't touch him, much!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on August 27, 2018, 12:06:10 PM
Didn't Cardiff play really well though, especially that header they had and the way Harry Arter got Hogg sent off, they really were tremendous, well done brave Cardiff City.

On another note, not many football kits I like but do like the Palace away kit, very seventies.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: john e on August 27, 2018, 07:47:42 PM
some interesting stuff on Sky between Carragher and Neville taliking about the way the game is going with more and more progressive managers because that’s what fans and owners are demanding now



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Post by: VILLA MOLE on August 27, 2018, 07:58:48 PM
Didn't Cardiff play really well though, especially that header they had and the way Harry Arter got Hogg sent off, they really were tremendous, well done brave Cardiff City.

On another note, not many football kits I like but do like the Palace away kit, very seventies.




Cardiff will stink the league out , mind you so would we
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 27, 2018, 09:10:42 PM
Man utd 0-2 spurs, Grealish with both
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villafirst on August 27, 2018, 09:12:53 PM
Brilliant header from Kane for the first. This could (I hope) be a rout!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villafirst on August 27, 2018, 09:17:37 PM
Mourinho's hair gets whiter by the minute!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: aj2k77 on August 27, 2018, 09:31:40 PM
So it's Newcastle live on Sky again.  Three out of three this season, seems peculiar scheduling when some teams haven't featured once.

Don't forget they are everybodies second favourite team.  ;)

A result from today in the FA Women's League Cup - Birmingham City Women 2 Aston Villa Ladies 0

Whoever scored for them will no doubt be entered into their hall of fame.

They probably played their male first team.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa in Denmark on August 27, 2018, 09:42:10 PM
3-0 spuds. Awful defending from yanited.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 27, 2018, 09:42:17 PM
Bye bye Jose you miserable bastard. 3-0 battering at home. The cucumber sarnies will taste like shit tonight in the boxes
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: jcsutv on August 27, 2018, 09:42:57 PM
They both have quality local players in their youth teams. It seems strange to say it but I don't see Blues v Villa the same way with ladies.  Sorry . . .
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villafirst on August 27, 2018, 09:44:11 PM
0-3. A thumping for Yanited!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VILLA MOLE on August 27, 2018, 09:44:39 PM
go to sky sports page live match thread , after kane has scored whar does the united fan do ? take a picture of Kane , love it
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa in Denmark on August 27, 2018, 09:47:09 PM
go to sky sports page live match thread , after kane has scored whar does the united fan tourist do ? take a picture of Kane , love it

Fixed.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 27, 2018, 09:48:14 PM
I will be sticking Talksport on after the final whistle to listen to the United fans anti Jose meltdown. It will be the Cockney United fan Andy Goldstein and the former Spurs player Jason Cundy hosting the show.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VILLA MOLE on August 27, 2018, 09:49:01 PM
go to sky sports page live match thread , after kane has scored whar does the united fan tourist do ? take a picture of Kane , love it

Fixed.


http://www.skysports.com/football/man-utd-vs-tottenham/live/390782
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa Lew on August 27, 2018, 09:56:08 PM
Getting sacked in the morning.

Lucas Moura what a performance.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 27, 2018, 09:57:24 PM
Fair few of the United "fans" getting selfies with the guy who just scored the third against them. I can't imagine any Villa fans would have wanted a photo with Maupay or the Reading scorer.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: CT on August 27, 2018, 09:59:44 PM
Man Utd fans smiling and having selfies with Spurs players after being spanked 0-3 at home.

Dear oh dear.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 27, 2018, 10:05:44 PM
Man Utd fans smiling and having selfies with Spurs players after being spanked 0-3 at home.

Dear oh dear.



Unbelievable isnt it?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Meanwood Villa on August 27, 2018, 10:11:11 PM
Always good to see that lot get a gubbing. Mourinho seems in full on meltdown mode so hope they stick with him a while.
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Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on August 27, 2018, 10:23:47 PM
I will be sticking Talksport on after the final whistle to listen to the United fans anti Jose meltdown. It will be the Cockney United fan Andy Goldstein and the former Spurs player Jason Cundy hosting the show.

Appropriate for a "London" derby!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 27, 2018, 10:35:15 PM
A United fan has just been on Talksport complaining how money is ruining football now. Which roughly translated means football has been ruined for United fans now that City spend more and win more than United.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: villadelph on August 27, 2018, 10:40:38 PM
Jose is a dinosaur.

The united faithful already have their custom Spurs shirts on order. 

Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 27, 2018, 10:52:18 PM
Jose says the press criticise his United team when they win for not playing good football. So he says they can't criticise tonight's defeat due to the fact he reckons they actually played well. He claims the United fans cheered them off the pitch. He also pointed out how many PL titles he has won, more than any other current Premier League manager. Helped slightly by the fact Ferguson and Wenger are now retired.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: john e on August 27, 2018, 10:55:28 PM
hope they stick with him

I’ve really enjoyed watching Man Utd under Mourinho
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on August 27, 2018, 10:56:54 PM
Mourinho is, and always has been, utterly tedious.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Somniloquism on August 27, 2018, 10:57:23 PM
Jose says the press criticise his United team when they win for not playing good football. So he says they can't criticise tonight's defeat due to the fact he reckons they actually played well. He claims the United fans cheered them off the pitch. He also pointed out how many PL titles he has won, more than any other current Premier League manager. Helped slightly by the fact Ferguson and Wenger are now retired.

The video of the way he made the shows that unfortunately I do not think he will be in the job by the end of the week.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: TopDeck113 on August 27, 2018, 11:03:42 PM
Mourinho is, and always has been, utterly tedious.

I'm not sure about the always bit. I though the Chelsea Mk 1 version was a breath of fresh air and good box office. Since then, though, he has come across as embittered and entitled. I wouldn't be surprised to see him go this week.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Risso on August 27, 2018, 11:06:10 PM
When Mourinho loses it at a club, he doesn't mess about.  His last season at Chelsea was a disaster, and this isn't looking much better.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Bren'd on August 27, 2018, 11:07:14 PM
Mourinho is, and always has been, utterly tedious.

The one thing he isn’t is tedious.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: DB on August 27, 2018, 11:07:45 PM
His style of management is now being passed. He only used to last 3 seasons but even now that is a million miles away.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 27, 2018, 11:10:47 PM
Mourinho is fun and games when he wins but a silly little boy when he loses.
Still, not bad for a manager given more money to spend than any of his competitors - if you compare to the Bruce.
I look forward to reading the headlines tomorrow - 'Villa fans fear losing Bruce to United'. Pure click bait when we find out it's Hereford United.

You've been warned.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on August 27, 2018, 11:22:23 PM
Mourinho is, and always has been, utterly tedious.

The one thing he isn’t is tedious.

I disagree, win or lose I've always found his attention-seeking self-aggrandising ways totally contrived and completely tiresome.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: villadelph on August 28, 2018, 12:32:20 AM
Mourinho is, and always has been, utterly tedious.

The one thing he isn’t is tedious.

I disagree, win or lose I've always found his attention-seeking self-aggrandising ways totally contrived and completely tiresome.

Imagine playing for that though. The guy is mental.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on August 28, 2018, 06:57:21 AM
the most pompous nutsack in football with an ego the size of the known universe. Supremely successful - yes. Supremely unlikeable - certainly.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: itbrvilla on August 28, 2018, 07:04:56 AM
the most pompous nutsack in football with an ego the size of the known universe. Supremely successful - yes. Supremely unlikeable - certainly.
Right on. He's a c***. Never like the twat when everyone was wanking furiously over him calling him a 'breath of fresh air'.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on August 28, 2018, 07:26:29 AM
It's always been a contrived act, but it used to be a shield for his players. Now it's often some rambling nonsense that seems to be about protecting his reputation and huge ego.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on August 28, 2018, 08:04:37 AM
His style of management is now being passed. He only used to last 3 seasons but even now that is a million miles away.
If his style is a million mile away what does that say about our bloke?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave shelley on August 28, 2018, 08:19:37 AM
Jose is a dinosaur.

The united faithful already have their custom Spurs shirts on order. 



That'll save them a fortune on traveling expenses.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa in Denmark on August 28, 2018, 09:17:40 AM
Mourinho is, and always has been, utterly tedious.

The one thing he isn’t is tedious.

I disagree, win or lose I've always found his attention-seeking self-aggrandising ways totally contrived and completely tiresome.

The guy's a narcissistic, supercilious wanker and always has been.

He was "fun" to start with because he wound Fergie and Wenger up.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: ktvillan on August 28, 2018, 10:09:44 AM
A United fan has just been on Talksport complaining how money is ruining football now. Which roughly translated means football has been ruined for United fans now that City spend more and win more than United.

That is fantastic irony.  It was ok for money to be ruining football while they had way more than anyone else, but now the other bastards are daring to compete with them and beat them.  Boo hoo.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on August 28, 2018, 10:50:58 AM
A United fan has just been on Talksport complaining how money is ruining football now. Which roughly translated means football has been ruined for United fans now that City spend more and win more than United.

That is fantastic irony.  It was ok for money to be ruining football while they had way more than anyone else, but now the other bastards are daring to compete with them and beat them.  Boo hoo.

They whinged when Blackburn came along, then Chelsea and then City; suddenly buying the league was unfair when someone else did it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Des Little on August 28, 2018, 12:33:44 PM
Manchester United can go and fcuk themselves.  Nothing would please me more than to see them spiral into a crisis.  Like finishing 5th or something catastrophic like that. 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on August 28, 2018, 01:06:50 PM
Must be great being a City fan these days after all the years in the shadows of their neighbours, do they still have the banner up at 'CoopersInjury's Theatre of Dreams' mocking City's lack of success?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 28, 2018, 01:09:59 PM
I can't claim credit for this but it would have been funny if the Yanited fans had retorted with 'We're getting Poch in the morning'.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: OCD on August 28, 2018, 01:10:03 PM
I'm enjoying watching the wheels fall off at Yanited too. The number of times where I speak to a Brummie Red about them and they'll happily go on and on about them and they NEVER want to ask about my team. I only have this happen with Yanited fans. I know a Scouse Liverpool fan and we'll have chats about his team, my team and football in general.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 28, 2018, 03:30:50 PM
I'm enjoying watching the wheels fall off at Yanited too. The number of times where I speak to a Brummie Red about them and they'll happily go on and on about them and they NEVER want to ask about my team. I only have this happen with Yanited fans. I know a Scouse Liverpool fan and we'll have chats about his team, my team and football in general.

I have had the same experience with every Brummie red I have met. There was one who moved in near me and started frequenting my local several years back and was disliked by everybody. Not due to his football allegiance but because he was an utter twat. I was probably the only person who was polite enough to give him the time of day occasionally. Then in the build up to a Villa v Manure game he kept asking me to get him a ticket for the United end. I told him it wasn't possible but every time I saw him he brought it up. Then the first time I saw him after the game itself and we had lost to them, as soon as I walked into the pub he ran up to me giving it loads and doing the wanker sign in my face. A drinking mate of mine had to hold me back from going for him. That was a couple of weeks before Christmas. About a week later I found out that a couple of days after that the Brummie red had got pissed and kicked out at the pub dog and the mate of mine who had held me back a few days previously had knocked him out. My mate's words to me when I spoke to him about it was "I was wrong when I told you not not to hit him as it wasn't worth it. When I hit him it I found out it was actually worth it"!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Bren'd on August 28, 2018, 03:42:04 PM
Mourinho is, and always has been, utterly tedious.

The one thing he isn’t is tedious.

I disagree, win or lose I've always found his attention-seeking self-aggrandising ways totally contrived and completely tiresome.

The guy's a narcissistic, supercilious wanker and always has been.

yes he's all those things but he isn't tedious.  I think he has a certain skill at offsetting blame on all and everything except the one thing.  He's now failing due to a lack of respect and not because his two central defenders are not much kop.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: john e on August 28, 2018, 03:59:15 PM
unfortunately i don't think Mourinho will survive for to long

if they go after Pochetinno would he leave spurs ?

i'm not sure he would
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 28, 2018, 04:04:03 PM
unfortunately i don't think Mourinho will survive for to long

if they go after Pochetinno would he leave spurs ?

i'm not sure he would


No signings in the summer and delays with the new ground. I doubt he is 100% happy with how everything is going and I also doubt if he is always happy with the way Levy runs things.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa in Denmark on August 28, 2018, 05:26:51 PM
Mourinho is, and always has been, utterly tedious.

The one thing he isn’t is tedious.

I disagree, win or lose I've always found his attention-seeking self-aggrandising ways totally contrived and completely tiresome.

The guy's a narcissistic, supercilious wanker and always has been.

yes he's all those things but he isn't tedious.  I think he has a certain skill at offsetting blame on all and everything except the one thing.  He's now failing due to a lack of respect and not because his two central defenders are not much kop.

I'd say he was tedious. You could write 95% of his press conferences before he opens his gob these days.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on August 28, 2018, 05:30:28 PM
He stole all his best lines from Eric Cantona
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Pat McMahon on August 28, 2018, 05:40:23 PM
I'm enjoying watching the wheels fall off at Yanited too. The number of times where I speak to a Brummie Red about them and they'll happily go on and on about them and they NEVER want to ask about my team. I only have this happen with Yanited fans. I know a Scouse Liverpool fan and we'll have chats about his team, my team and football in general.

I have had the same experience with every Brummie red I have met. There was one who moved in near me and started frequenting my local several years back and was disliked by everybody. Not due to his football allegiance but because he was an utter twat. I was probably the only person who was polite enough to give him the time of day occasionally. Then in the build up to a Villa v Manure game he kept asking me to get him a ticket for the United end. I told him it wasn't possible but every time I saw him he brought it up. Then the first time I saw him after the game itself and we had lost to them, as soon as I walked into the pub he ran up to me giving it loads and doing the wanker sign in my face. A drinking mate of mine had to hold me back from going for him. That was a couple of weeks before Christmas. About a week later I found out that a couple of days after that the Brummie red had got pissed and kicked out at the pub dog and the mate of mine who had held me back a few days previously had knocked him out. My mate's words to me when I spoke to him about it was "I was wrong when I told you not not to hit him as it wasn't worth it. When I hit him it I found out it was actually worth it"!

Great story Damo - except for the dog kicking bit.

I find gloryhunting fans often unable to talk about football beyond the confines of their own team. Unlike many on here I generally find Scousers to be pretty clued up on football generally.
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Post by: john e on August 28, 2018, 05:47:06 PM
I'm enjoying watching the wheels fall off at Yanited too. The number of times where I speak to a Brummie Red about them and they'll happily go on and on about them and they NEVER want to ask about my team. I only have this happen with Yanited fans. I know a Scouse Liverpool fan and we'll have chats about his team, my team and football in general.

I have had the same experience with every Brummie red I have met. There was one who moved in near me and started frequenting my local several years back and was disliked by everybody. Not due to his football allegiance but because he was an utter twat. I was probably the only person who was polite enough to give him the time of day occasionally. Then in the build up to a Villa v Manure game he kept asking me to get him a ticket for the United end. I told him it wasn't possible but every time I saw him he brought it up. Then the first time I saw him after the game itself and we had lost to them, as soon as I walked into the pub he ran up to me giving it loads and doing the wanker sign in my face. A drinking mate of mine had to hold me back from going for him. That was a couple of weeks before Christmas. About a week later I found out that a couple of days after that the Brummie red had got pissed and kicked out at the pub dog and the mate of mine who had held me back a few days previously had knocked him out. My mate's words to me when I spoke to him about it was "I was wrong when I told you not not to hit him as it wasn't worth it. When I hit him it I found out it was actually worth it"!

Great story Damo - except for the dog kicking bit.

I find gloryhunting fans often unable to talk about football beyond the confines of their own team. Unlike many on here I generally find Scousers to be pretty clued up on football generally.


maybe the ones from Liverpool are i don't know but the ones that live 200 miles away from Merseyside are exactly the same as Man Utd fans round here, i find there's no discernible difference between the two

and they love it when you tell them that.....!!
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Post by: Damo70 on August 28, 2018, 05:52:38 PM
The first time around at Chelsea Mourinho was the only manager apart from Brian Clough I have ever seen manage to silence a pub full of blokes who would all stop talking to hear interviewed. He was arrogant but humorous in his early days in England. He is now sour and spiteful. He flourished at clubs like Porto, Chelsea first time around and Inter where expectations were a bit lower but seems to have struggled with the pressure and expectations of Real Madrid, Chelsea second time around and now Manure. He fell out with the press in Italy and Spain and I think a lot of the English pressed have turned against him too.
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Post by: nodge on August 28, 2018, 06:22:32 PM
I'm enjoying watching the wheels fall off at Yanited too. The number of times where I speak to a Brummie Red about them and they'll happily go on and on about them and they NEVER want to ask about my team. I only have this happen with Yanited fans. I know a Scouse Liverpool fan and we'll have chats about his team, my team and football in general.

I have had the same experience with every Brummie red I have met. There was one who moved in near me and started frequenting my local several years back and was disliked by everybody. Not due to his football allegiance but because he was an utter twat. I was probably the only person who was polite enough to give him the time of day occasionally. Then in the build up to a Villa v Manure game he kept asking me to get him a ticket for the United end. I told him it wasn't possible but every time I saw him he brought it up. Then the first time I saw him after the game itself and we had lost to them, as soon as I walked into the pub he ran up to me giving it loads and doing the wanker sign in my face. A drinking mate of mine had to hold me back from going for him. That was a couple of weeks before Christmas. About a week later I found out that a couple of days after that the Brummie red had got pissed and kicked out at the pub dog and the mate of mine who had held me back a few days previously had knocked him out. My mate's words to me when I spoke to him about it was "I was wrong when I told you not not to hit him as it wasn't worth it. When I hit him it I found out it was actually worth it"!

Great story Damo - except for the dog kicking bit.

I find gloryhunting fans often unable to talk about football beyond the confines of their own team. Unlike many on here I generally find Scousers to be pretty clued up on football generally.

I find the Brummie Reds I know are quite happy to talk about Small Heath as that's the team they really support but are too embarrassed to admit it. They all seem to have an uncle from Salford though.
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Post by: dave.woodhall on August 28, 2018, 06:55:31 PM
Percy told me his theory - Brummie reds are invariably from Small Heath-supporting families. They wanted a bit of glamour in their woebegotten lives and wouldn't dare support the Villa so Manchester United it is.
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 28, 2018, 06:57:11 PM
I don't think i've ever met a Brummie Red that's had a soft spot for Villa, loads have for sha though.
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Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on August 28, 2018, 07:04:23 PM
I don't think i've ever met a Brummie Red that's had a soft spot for Villa, loads have for sha though.

So true. I’ve worked with a fair few over the years.
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Post by: Exeter 77 on August 28, 2018, 08:11:47 PM
The first thing I ask a Brummie Red when meeting them is how often they get along to Old Trafford. Only once has the conversation not ended there.
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Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 28, 2018, 08:31:51 PM
Brummie Reds are the absolute lowest of the low.

I'd rather my kids turned out to be noses than gloryhunters.
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Post by: steamer on August 28, 2018, 09:53:02 PM
They must really feel insecure, can you really imagine the real mancs embracing a brummie because he wears a red scarf
Stuck with the Pseudo Reds from every where else.
Despised by us and I think real Bloose fans
It must be like being an Englishman, Frog or Russian fighting for the Germans, you know in your heart nobody really loves you.
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Post by: john e on August 28, 2018, 09:56:44 PM
Brummie Reds are the absolute lowest of the low.

I'd rather my kids turned out to be noses than gloryhunters.

agree
I'd rather my kids support someone local than Man Utd
that for me would be MK Dons or the Cobblers

but your point still stands
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Post by: Somniloquism on August 29, 2018, 01:06:19 PM
The first thing I ask a Brummie Red when meeting them is how often they get along to Old Trafford. Only once has the conversation not ended there.


The other thing to ask is why they didn't support someone local and then find out which obscure family member once passed through Greater Manchester on a day trip which meant it was in the family.
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Post by: Hookeysmith on August 29, 2018, 01:28:33 PM
Last night I caught a bit of the "lets wring every drop out of the premiership show" the Debate on Sky.

I did like the comment from Oliver Holt when he said that he thought it was disgusting that Moanarino was calling for respect especially after he has publically rubbished the likes of Wenger, Benitez and not to mention a good few of his own players.

"The enemy of my enemy is my friend" I liked him when he came and got under the skin of Wenger and Fergiscum but now think he is a pathetic has been who is clinging on to the last throws of his job
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Post by: nevillain on August 29, 2018, 09:39:00 PM
Off topic
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Amongst the black and white shite at forest tonight
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Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 29, 2018, 09:52:08 PM
I see Nottingham Forest were really affected by the heavy schedule tonight.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Bad English on August 30, 2018, 06:14:37 AM
What do you call Brummies who support Liverpool? I know a few of them.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dave P on August 30, 2018, 06:44:58 AM
What do you call Brummies who support Liverpool? I know a few of them.

I can think of a few words
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Post by: saunders_heroes on August 30, 2018, 07:17:04 AM
What do you call Brummies who support Liverpool? I know a few of them.

A Bluenose in disguise.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on August 30, 2018, 09:11:23 AM
vicarious cnuts?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dr Butler on August 30, 2018, 09:19:35 AM
a mate of mine comes from Tamworth and he is a Gooner....he does have a soft spot for Villa though....his brother supports Cov


UTV
The Doc
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Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on August 30, 2018, 12:57:46 PM
Percy told me his theory - Brummie reds are invariably from Small Heath-supporting families. They wanted a bit of glamour in their woebegotten lives and wouldn't dare support the Villa so Manchester United it is.

I used to work with a Brummie Everton fan who this also applies to. From a Small Heath family so disliked Villa and essential an Evertonian glory hunter from the 80s.

I also used to work with a joint Small Heath and Liverpool fan who hated the Villa as much as the most bitter of Noses, who also admitted that when Liverpool played Small Heath (this was a few years ago) he wanted Liverpool to win!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 30, 2018, 01:01:54 PM
I'm enjoying watching the wheels fall off at Yanited too. The number of times where I speak to a Brummie Red about them and they'll happily go on and on about them and they NEVER want to ask about my team. I only have this happen with Yanited fans. I know a Scouse Liverpool fan and we'll have chats about his team, my team and football in general.

I have had the same experience with every Brummie red I have met. There was one who moved in near me and started frequenting my local several years back and was disliked by everybody. Not due to his football allegiance but because he was an utter twat. I was probably the only person who was polite enough to give him the time of day occasionally. Then in the build up to a Villa v Manure game he kept asking me to get him a ticket for the United end. I told him it wasn't possible but every time I saw him he brought it up. Then the first time I saw him after the game itself and we had lost to them, as soon as I walked into the pub he ran up to me giving it loads and doing the wanker sign in my face. A drinking mate of mine had to hold me back from going for him. That was a couple of weeks before Christmas. About a week later I found out that a couple of days after that the Brummie red had got pissed and kicked out at the pub dog and the mate of mine who had held me back a few days previously had knocked him out. My mate's words to me when I spoke to him about it was "I was wrong when I told you not not to hit him as it wasn't worth it. When I hit him it I found out it was actually worth it"!

Great story Damo - except for the dog kicking bit.

I find gloryhunting fans often unable to talk about football beyond the confines of their own team. Unlike many on here I generally find Scousers to be pretty clued up on football generally.

I find the Brummie Reds I know are quite happy to talk about Small Heath as that's the team they really support but are too embarrassed to admit it. They all seem to have an uncle from Salford though.

The Uncle from the Manchester area bit is spot on. How do so many of them have a rogue uncle from Manchester? All of my uncles are from Birmingham on my Dad's side of the family and my uncles from my mum's side of the family are all from County Monaghan. For years I wondered if I was the only person who didn't have an uncle from Manchester. Another line I have heard is "I support them because my Dad did because of Munich" or I support them because my Dad did because of George Best". I wonder if the younger generation say "I support them because my did did because he loved Ralph Milne".
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 30, 2018, 01:12:39 PM
Brummie Reds are the absolute lowest of the low.

I'd rather my kids turned out to be noses than gloryhunters.

I totally agree. My parents bought my son a Manure top when they took him on holiday when he was little. I went up the wall. It was in the successful Rooney and Ronaldo days when they were particularly attractive to youngsters into playing FIFAon the Playstation. My son only wore it on that holiday wit my mum and dad because as soon as he returned home his Manure top mysteriously went missing and got replaced by the latest Villa new Villa top (he had been wearing Villa tops from the age of one).  It is also true that a lot of 'Brummie Reds' who support Manure or Liverpool tend to have Small Heath as their second team and hate Villa. My cousin claims to be a nose (he had a season ticket for one year five or six years back and went to the cup final they lost on penalties to Liverpool). When he occasionally starts giving it the true blue anti Villa stuff I ask him how Liverpool are doing seeing as he spent his childhood supporting them and was always wearing a Liverpool top.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 30, 2018, 04:39:08 PM
What do you call Brummies who support Liverpool? I know a few of them.

The Accused.
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Post by: john e on August 30, 2018, 04:51:37 PM
my family are all Man Utd
we hail from Cheshire, very near the bit all the Footballers live in

my mum and dad my cousins my nephews my uncles and aunties all Man Utd


it’s true when they say we were chosen
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Post by: Risso on August 30, 2018, 04:56:20 PM
Birmingham was a sickening place to be when Man U won their first title in 20 odd years in 93.  Never seen so many "Brummie Reds" in one place.  They should have been rounded up and shot.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 30, 2018, 05:17:12 PM
I know two brothers from Solihull and as kids one decided to support Everton and the other picked Liverpool when they were the main two clubs for a period in the mid eighties. I also know two brothers from Kings Heath who are quite a bit older who each decided to support the first team they remembered winning a trophy when they were kids in the early seventies. One supports Manchester City and the other supports Stoke. In reality all four of them actually only have a very passing interest in football.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: ChicagoLion on August 30, 2018, 05:39:31 PM
On the day of the Play off Final we were searching to find a bar North Chicago to watch the game.
Every place had wall to wall Liverpool fans ( waiting for the CL Final) all in brand new Replica shirts, ie the fickle plastic  American twats had bought the shirt just to watch that game.
We found a bar with a room full of Villa in the end.
At least thier defeat cheered me up a little for what was a very dark day.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 30, 2018, 06:21:21 PM
Birmingham was a sickening place to be when Man U won their first title in 20 odd years in 93.  Never seen so many "Brummie Reds" in one place.  They should have been rounded up and shot.

Remember being in the away end at OT and being taunted by some of the cnuts (waving banners etc) when we drew there once on Bonfire night back in the day.  Shameless fcukers.
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Post by: Lastfootstamper on August 30, 2018, 06:37:50 PM
First one that entered my consciousness was a chap in my first regular haunt at 18(...), the Three Horseshoes in Stirchley. His name was Barney*, but everyone knew him as Barney Bullshit. Make of that what you will.

* might've been Barry, but the suffix still stood. He really was a massive twat.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Comrade Blitz on August 30, 2018, 08:08:01 PM
We used to travel by train quite a bit on Saturdays in the direction of the northwest and invariably were surrounded by Brummie Reds heading up to OT.

c***s.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dave on August 30, 2018, 08:12:44 PM
my family are all Man Utd
we hail from Cheshire, very near the bit all the Footballers live in

Hale presumably? My aunt and uncle live there and in the late nineties had Teddy Sheringham as their neighbour on one side and Roy Keane as their neighbour on the other.
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Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on August 30, 2018, 08:14:28 PM
Birmingham was a sickening place to be when Man U won their first title in 20 odd years in 93.  Never seen so many "Brummie Reds" in one place.  They should have been rounded up and shot.

DONT!  My PTSD is threatening to return.... :'(
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 30, 2018, 10:10:45 PM
On the way back from Ipswich away last season the train from London was full of Man U fans as they had been at Wembley for the FA Cup Semi-Final. The train terminated at Wolverhampton, and unsurprisingly all the Man U fans had Brummie or Yam Yam accents. Being somewhat tipsy (absolutely hammered) I proceeded to let them know what I thought of their glory-hunting ways for virtually the entire time it took the train to get from that London to Birmingham. I like to think I ruined their Semi-Final win for them.

I was probably a bit of a c***, but not as much of a c*** as any of those bellends.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: john e on August 30, 2018, 10:57:02 PM
my family are all Man Utd
we hail from Cheshire, very near the bit all the Footballers live in

Hale presumably? My aunt and uncle live there and in the late nineties had Teddy Sheringham as their neighbour on one side and Roy Keane as their neighbour on the other.

no Congleton
there’s no famous footballers live there but it’s s stones throw away from Alderley edge and Wilmslow etc
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithe on August 30, 2018, 11:32:05 PM
I don't think i've ever met a Brummie Red that's had a soft spot for Villa, loads have for sha though.

My brother in law would describe himself as a Man Utd fan but has had a season ticket with his lad at VP for the last few years. More widely though I agree, most are noses without the mettle to endure the relentless humiliation of following that lot.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 31, 2018, 11:06:07 AM
On the way back from Ipswich away last season the train from London was full of Man U fans as they had been at Wembley for the FA Cup Semi-Final. The train terminated at Wolverhampton, and unsurprisingly all the Man U fans had Brummie or Yam Yam accents. Being somewhat tipsy (absolutely hammered) I proceeded to let them know what I thought of their glory-hunting ways for virtually the entire time it took the train to get from that London to Birmingham. I like to think I ruined their Semi-Final win for them.

I was probably a bit of a c***, but not as much of a c*** as any of those bellends.


A bloke with a 'Brummie Reds' flag got on our coach leaving from town for the '94 final. To be fair he did look a bit soft in the head (the sort of person who when you were a kid your mum would explain to you that he was 'special'). One of our travelling group (it was actually my next door neighbour who was the man who started taking me down The Villa as a kid) would have been around sixty at the time but that didn't stop him having a go at the guy. If I remember right he actually tried to manhandle him off the coach until he was calmed down by his two sons.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Nev on August 31, 2018, 12:21:04 PM
We have a couple of Liverpool fans at our place, one from Nottingham and one from Water Orton.

Me "If I said the name Christian Purslow, what would you say?"
Nottm "Erm, is he something to do with football?"
Water Orton *silence*

So I spilled the beans on our new CEO and educated them on their favourite team.

Me as I left their office "It's not just about buying the replica shirt you know"
Nottm *grimace*
Water Orton *silence*
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on August 31, 2018, 01:58:51 PM
Arsenal and Chelsea should both win their Europa League groups but I don't fancy Rangers or Celtic to qualify from their groups. In the Champions League Manchester City should win their group and I think Manure and Liverpool will get through too, but I don't fancy Tottenham's chances of going any further.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Risso on August 31, 2018, 02:56:24 PM
Birmingham was a sickening place to be when Man U won their first title in 20 odd years in 93.  Never seen so many "Brummie Reds" in one place.  They should have been rounded up and shot.

DONT!  My PTSD is threatening to return.... :'(

Selly Oak was absolutely rammed with Man U fans, so as we thought that a lot of them would be Manc supporting students, we got a train into town thinking that there would be far fewer of them.  Wasn't the case unfortunately.
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Post by: Villafirst on August 31, 2018, 09:30:18 PM
Leeds 0-0 Boro at the moment....both physical teams
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Post by: Richard on August 31, 2018, 09:33:49 PM
And both lacking real quality - think it's a very open Championship this year, we have the firepower to be right up there.
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Post by: Ads on August 31, 2018, 09:38:20 PM
Boro had the better chances I felt, although both looked blunt.
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Post by: QuintonVilla on August 31, 2018, 09:43:11 PM
Both teams cancelled each other out and looked poor. If we utilise our attacking players properly we have a lot more about us than both of them.

Good atmosphere for a boring 0-0 though. Elland Road has the best atmosphere in the league by a mile imo.
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Post by: itmustbe_it is! on August 31, 2018, 09:43:16 PM
Possibly Leeds and Boro cancelled each other out, possibly its the (home brewed) beer talking , but I'm not worried about either of those any more. We're going up. I'm in the Bruce out camp at the moment but I so want him to start proving me wrong tomorrow
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Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on August 31, 2018, 09:52:21 PM
Sky should have disinterred Kent Walton to commentate on that.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: adrenachrome on August 31, 2018, 11:49:27 PM
All the players interviewed after the match said it was a great game to watch.

But they weren't watching it, the lucky bastards.

Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on September 01, 2018, 01:08:07 AM
Being a Middlesboro player must be akin to being a jazz musician - a million times more enjoyable to participate in than to have to watch it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: adrenachrome on September 01, 2018, 01:35:04 AM
Being a Middlesboro player must be akin to being a jazz musician - a million times more enjoyable to participate in than to have to watch it.

(http://www.thefatcontroller.co.uk/portfolio/albums/userpics/nice-jazz.jpg)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: DB on September 01, 2018, 12:41:00 PM
Am I watching Sky Sports or LFC TV???
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Post by: curiousorange on September 01, 2018, 12:46:39 PM
Am I watching Sky Sports or LFC TV???

Same thing.
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Post by: Concrete Tom on September 01, 2018, 01:41:41 PM
I’m loathe to say it but Maddison looks more involved/effective than Grealish has been so far this season.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 01, 2018, 04:44:44 PM
You don't hear this very often, (Wolves keeper) "Rui Patricio has just made a great save with his face".
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: CT on September 01, 2018, 04:50:20 PM
Wolves injury time winner. Brentford late one to go 2-1 up against Forest.
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Post by: PaulWinch again on September 01, 2018, 06:08:33 PM
Later than I expected, but Adama is starting to make good on his potential.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 01, 2018, 06:33:18 PM
Experienced owners who are also fans of the club, new stadium, experienced Premier League title winning manager and a big summer investment in new players. What could possibly go wrong at West Ham this season?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: adrenachrome on September 01, 2018, 06:36:37 PM
Later than I expected, but Adama is starting to make good on his potential.

Yes, he has found a decent management and coaching setup.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 01, 2018, 08:15:51 PM
A Manchester City fan called Talksport earlier to express his displeasure at their performance in beating Newcastle 2-1. His first sentence was "I've been following City for seven years".
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Tayls_7 on September 01, 2018, 08:44:43 PM
A Manchester City fan called Talksport earlier to express his displeasure at their performance in beating Newcastle 2-1. His first sentence was "I've been following City for seven years".

Sounds akin to me following the Villa when I was twelve. We'd just won that European Cup thingy and I was happy as Larry.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 01, 2018, 09:49:10 PM
A Manchester City fan called Talksport earlier to express his displeasure at their performance in beating Newcastle 2-1. His first sentence was "I've been following City for seven years".

Sounds akin to me following the Villa when I was twelve. We'd just won that European Cup thingy and I was happy as Larry.


This guy sounded a lot older than twelve. I was eleven when I went to Rotterdam, but to be fair I had been supporting the Villa for five years before that. Back in the dark days when the best we could manage was league cup wins.

Apparently Small Heath are now on their longest run without a win in donkeys years. Today they couldn't even score a goal past Joanna Lumley.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 02, 2018, 12:38:04 AM
It's 7 without a win for sha in all competitions, a quick look and they managed to do that 3 times last season.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 02, 2018, 12:22:28 PM
Annoying that they have Ipswich v Norwich on the red button so you can't flick between that, the Celtic v "Rangers" game and the cricket. Why don't they have the Scottish on Main Event and the Old Farm on Sky Football?.

Anyway, quality refereeing yesterday in the Jags' match.

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/1036025973798588417
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 02, 2018, 01:24:45 PM
Stevie G (brother of Ali G and Honey G) is going ballistic on the touchline but I don't think that was a foul at the start of the move that led to Celtic's goal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 02, 2018, 01:56:12 PM
Heartbroken that a decision has (rightly) gone against a team managed by that cheating, diving bastard.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 02, 2018, 01:56:43 PM
Stevie G (brother of Ali G and Honey G) is going ballistic on the touchline but I don't think that was a foul at the start of the move that led to Celtic's goal.
Didn't his brother Kenny play the sax
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Post by: Three Spires Villa on September 02, 2018, 03:27:04 PM
Heartbroken that a decision has (rightly) gone against a team managed by that cheating, diving bastard.

Ha, ha, fantastic and could not agree more
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on September 02, 2018, 03:31:33 PM
interesting that Bristol City and Sheffield United have both started decently again this season.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 02, 2018, 04:07:07 PM
Cardiff-Arsenal was a really good match. Shock horror Cardiff actually attempted to play football and they created some good openings, were unlucky to lose but Arsenal had too much quality in the final third.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: curiousorange on September 02, 2018, 04:12:55 PM
Teams like Cardiff and Fulham will pull out decent results at this time of the season, and towards the end as well. It's the November-March when they play three times a week that decides how well they're really suited to the top division.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Flamingo Lane on September 02, 2018, 04:20:07 PM
Teams like Cardiff and Fulham will pull out decent results at this time of the season, and towards the end as well. It's the November-March when they play three times a week that decides how well they're really suited to the top division.

Very seldom will they be required to play three times a week.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: CT on September 02, 2018, 04:24:08 PM
Manchester United fans flying planes with banners.

Desperately embarrassing. They'll be getting selfies with opposition strikers next.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa Lew on September 02, 2018, 06:09:41 PM
Having seen Watford beat Spurs, Alan Smith said that's the Premier league for you!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ian J on September 02, 2018, 09:02:27 PM
When you actually take stock and look at the Premier League, it's full of a lot of shite really. This might sound arrogant but fuck me, it has Watford, Bournemouth, Fulham, Brighton, Palace, Cardiff, Huddersfield, Newcastle, Burnley and West Ham. What a crock of shit.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dave on September 02, 2018, 09:28:02 PM
When you actually take stock and look at the Premier League, it's full of a lot of shite really. This might sound arrogant but fuck me, it has Watford, Bournemouth, Fulham, Brighton, Palace, Cardiff, Huddersfield, Newcastle, Burnley and West Ham. What a crock of shit.

Was any league in any country at any time in history ever any different?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Risso on September 02, 2018, 09:38:18 PM
When you actually take stock and look at the Premier League, it's full of a lot of shite really. This might sound arrogant but fuck me, it has Watford, Bournemouth, Fulham, Brighton, Palace, Cardiff, Huddersfield, Newcastle, Burnley and West Ham. What a crock of shit.

Was any league in any country at any time in history ever any different?

Probably.  I don't think Brighton or Bournemouth have ever played in the French or Austrian leagues.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 03, 2018, 10:46:24 AM
When you actually take stock and look at the Premier League, it's full of a lot of shite really. This might sound arrogant but fuck me, it has Watford, Bournemouth, Fulham, Brighton, Palace, Cardiff, Huddersfield, Newcastle, Burnley and West Ham. What a crock of shit.
And I just wish we played with an iota of intensity of those "also-rans".
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy65 on September 03, 2018, 10:55:32 AM
When you actually take stock and look at the Premier League, it's full of a lot of shite really. This might sound arrogant but fuck me, it has Watford, Bournemouth, Fulham, Brighton, Palace, Cardiff, Huddersfield, Newcastle, Burnley and West Ham. What a crock of shit.
And I just wish we played with an iota of intensity of those "also-rans".

Early days but Watford look decent. Deservedly beat Spurs. Hate to say it but if half our team showed the fight and aggression that Deeney does we'd be doing ok
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Simon Page on September 03, 2018, 11:27:18 AM
Saw a bit of Match of the Day yesterday; first time in Christ knows how long. Watford looked like Barcelona compared to us. Even Cardiff looked what they are; in a different league. I long for the day I see a Villa side that can pass, move and operate as a unit. The gulf, even with sides who went up a few months ago, is frightening. I realise they can afford better players, but we didn't look that cohesive when we were Premier League makeweights.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ian J on September 03, 2018, 01:42:56 PM
When you actually take stock and look at the Premier League, it's full of a lot of shite really. This might sound arrogant but fuck me, it has Watford, Bournemouth, Fulham, Brighton, Palace, Cardiff, Huddersfield, Newcastle, Burnley and West Ham. What a crock of shit.

Was any league in any country at any time in history ever any different?

Probably.  I don't think Brighton or Bournemouth have ever played in the French or Austrian leagues.
I was pissed when I wrote that last night, I don't even remember writing it! It's a blood depressing situation we have got ourselves into and to think we are leap years away from the above is crazy.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 03, 2018, 02:45:28 PM
Having seen Watford beat Spurs, Alan Smith said that's the Premier league for you!

It makes me sad enough seeing Bournemouth, Huddersfield, Burnley etc in the PL while we get our arses handed to us in the Championship by Sheffield United on the back of losing to Yeovil. Then to go on and think Watford have won 4 straight to start a season in PL. what the fuck has happened?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 03, 2018, 02:53:55 PM
Stevie G (brother of Ali G and Honey G) is going ballistic on the touchline but I don't think that was a foul at the start of the move that led to Celtic's goal.
Didn't his brother Kenny play the sax

Talented family. Apart from his Uncle Fred who ended up being the 'potman' at a back street pub in Weatherfield.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: papa lazarou on September 03, 2018, 02:57:37 PM
When you actually take stock and look at the Premier League, it's full of a lot of shite really. This might sound arrogant but fuck me, it has Watford, Bournemouth, Fulham, Brighton, Palace, Cardiff, Huddersfield, Newcastle, Burnley and West Ham. What a crock of shit.

Was any league in any country at any time in history ever any different?

Probably.  I don't think Brighton or Bournemouth have ever played in the French or Austrian leagues.
I was pissed when I wrote that last night, I don't even remember writing it! It's a blood depressing situation we have got ourselves into and to think we are leap years away from the above is crazy.

2020 is a leap year, I'll settle for that.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 03, 2018, 03:18:00 PM
Saw a bit of Match of the Day yesterday; first time in Christ knows how long. Watford looked like Barcelona compared to us. Even Cardiff looked what they are; in a different league. I long for the day I see a Villa side that can pass, move and operate as a unit. The gulf, even with sides who went up a few months ago, is frightening. I realise they can afford better players, but we didn't look that cohesive when we were Premier League makeweights.

We had our moments but they became fewer and farther between. Then we had the total car crash season. I have to say that as a player I rate Deeney highly. His goal record is better than one in three over eight years at Watford.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 04, 2018, 05:54:40 PM
Mon Scotland Ladies, a World Cup at last!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: CT on September 04, 2018, 07:11:03 PM
Just seen Partick Thistles goal at the weekend. It gets smashed in to the top corner, a defender whacks the ball away in frustration as it comes back out from the net.

The ball goes out over by the stand and the ref gives a throw in to Partick!!!!


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45409767
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on September 05, 2018, 09:53:22 AM
Just read that the scorer of the phantom goal was paid his goal bonus despite it being ignored by the officials!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dave on September 05, 2018, 12:14:32 PM
Just read that the scorer of the phantom goal was paid his goal bonus despite it being ignored by the officials!

Donated to charity I believe as well, which is a nice touch.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Edvard Remberg on September 05, 2018, 07:33:52 PM
Denmark slovakia tonight. Denmark players on a strike - playing random players from lower league 😂 will be fun
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa in Denmark on September 05, 2018, 09:41:54 PM
Denmark slovakia tonight. Denmark players on a strike - playing random players from lower league 😂 will be fun
Lost 3-0, which all things considered wasn't a bad result.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 05, 2018, 10:52:17 PM
Just read that the scorer of the phantom goal was paid his goal bonus despite it being ignored by the officials!

I bet Deadly Doug spat his coffee out in shock when he read or heard that! It wouldn't have happened on his watch.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Edvard Remberg on September 05, 2018, 11:11:19 PM
Denmark slovakia tonight. Denmark players on a strike - playing random players from lower league 😂 will be fun
Lost 3-0, which all things considered wasn't a bad result.
Yeah - was surprised.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 06, 2018, 03:04:00 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45336260
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 06, 2018, 05:48:20 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45336260

Nice story. Although a great shame about the tragedy that inspired it.

I won a few quid earlier as I had Georgia to win away to Kazakhstan at 15/8.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: TaxDodger on September 06, 2018, 07:54:47 PM
Get in there, Wales.

Ciaran Clark is shit.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villafirst on September 06, 2018, 07:59:01 PM
Chester on the bench?? Good in some respects, but his should be one of the first names on the team sheet...
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 06, 2018, 08:27:59 PM
Typical that when I want Ireland to win they play like wankers.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Three Spires Villa on September 06, 2018, 08:32:53 PM
Ireland look terrible, not happy, Martin out!! I seem to spend all my time wanting managers sacked, ha ha
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 06, 2018, 08:43:42 PM
Czechia playing in a Villa shirt without blue sleeves. Or as it is now known, "a Villa shirt".
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: rob_bridge on September 06, 2018, 09:34:34 PM
I hope Martin O'Neil keeps his job to show the Ireland fans and the Fawning Meeja what a fucking overrated charlatan he is
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Richard on September 06, 2018, 10:22:51 PM
Notice Conor H was subbed just after the 4th went in...hmmm
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: tomd2103 on September 06, 2018, 11:30:25 PM
Chester on the bench?? Good in some respects, but his should be one of the first names on the team sheet...

Thought Chester would play alongside Mepham from Brentford, but Ashley Williams got the nod instead.  Said it before on here, but we were linked with Mepham over the summer and it's a shame we didn't get him as the kid looks a real talent. 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: footyskillz on September 07, 2018, 06:57:00 PM
After MON show yesterday now the Big Eck and Scotland .

Think could be a few goals Scotland Belgium too
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 07, 2018, 07:13:03 PM
McGinn starts.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: footyskillz on September 07, 2018, 07:57:45 PM
Mcginn is directly up against Eden Hazard .
Gave him one foul already but will be good work out for him
Just hope he's fit enough
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 07, 2018, 08:16:53 PM
Mcginn at fault for the goal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 07, 2018, 08:21:11 PM
In fairness it was a hospital pass and nobody gave him a shout.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 07, 2018, 08:29:10 PM
My eighty three year old father, who has both SKY and BT Sport and watches any live football, English, Scottish, European, under 18's and womens football if it is on live reckons he is boycotting the coverage of the UEFA Nations League because "it is a load of rubbish". I will wait and see if he goes ahead with his plan.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 07, 2018, 08:33:06 PM
It's better than friendlies, using it as a part of qualifying for the Euros is wank though.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villafirst on September 07, 2018, 09:25:36 PM
Scotland getting a hammering somewhat!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 07, 2018, 09:29:54 PM
We know that look!

(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/live-experience/cps/624/cpsprodpb/vivo/live/images/2018/9/7/88bdb45d-b951-4577-bea9-13b65331511d.jpg)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 07, 2018, 10:24:23 PM
So Spurs will have had 3 home grounds this season as their LC game against Watford is to be played in Milton Keynes.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 07, 2018, 11:24:02 PM
Shocked that Alex McLeish wasn't able to outwit the third best team in the world.

Scottish FA getting what they deserve for taking the cheap option.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 07, 2018, 11:31:37 PM
1 goal in 4 games, good old Alex, reliable as ever.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 08, 2018, 09:08:43 AM
So Spurs will have had 3 home grounds this season as their LC game against Watford is to be played in Milton Keynes.

Home Grounds 3 New Signings 0. They couldn't afford our Jack as they have a lot of rent to pay at the moment.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Pete3206 on September 08, 2018, 02:18:49 PM
Does anyone really think that Scotland could have worried Belgium in any way? The most predictable outcome since erm, last week at Brammal Lane.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: b23 on September 08, 2018, 10:55:43 PM
EFL Rewind: Relive the historic first matchday of action

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/football/45201526
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 08, 2018, 10:57:27 PM
Wolves fans were shit even in those days. 2,500... smallest crowd in the league.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 08, 2018, 11:11:23 PM
Wolves fans were shit even in those days. 2,500... smallest crowd in the league.

30,000 day miss a match in the eighteen eighties.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: wittonwarrior on September 08, 2018, 11:21:29 PM
Wolves had horrible crowds number wise in the 70's despite having two decent teams  (the one who narrowly to Tottenham ) and the late 70's team which was money bought.   
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 08, 2018, 11:23:54 PM
Wolves had horrible crowds number wise in the 70's despite having two decent teams  (the one who narrowly to Tottenham ) and the late 70's team which was money bought.   

What else would it be bought with?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 08, 2018, 11:53:07 PM
Orange chips.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 08, 2018, 11:54:28 PM
Orange chips.

Good point well made.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Percy McCarthy on September 09, 2018, 07:49:32 AM
Did England play?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on September 09, 2018, 09:30:07 AM
Did England play?
and does anyone care? Is the press calling for Southgates' s sacking yet?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 09, 2018, 09:52:12 AM
Three straight defeats for England now. Meanwhile mighty Scotland are unbeaten in their last six competitive games.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Fred Crump on September 09, 2018, 09:59:48 AM
I think we should sack Gary Southgate and appoint Steve McClaren and Casper, with Peter and Mrs Beardsley in charge of the U21 s and staring vacantly. Apologies to any non Athletico Mince listeners.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 09, 2018, 10:08:29 AM
England should sack Southgate and appoint a Bruce/McLeish dream team to replace him. You could look forward to seeing a squad feature nine right backs, none of whom get selected to play right back, and punching the air after a home draw with Estonia.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: ktvillan on September 09, 2018, 10:51:10 AM
It's incredible to think that when the FA appointed Fat Sam the other candidate they interviewed was Bruce.   Talk about scraping the coaching barrel.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 09, 2018, 11:49:25 AM
It's incredible to think that when the FA appointed Fat Sam the other candidate they interviewed was Bruce.   Talk about scraping the coaching barrel.

I bet there weren't many 'nibbles' left by the time the second one of the two went in.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on September 09, 2018, 04:02:47 PM
It's incredible to think that when the FA appointed Fat Sam the other candidate they interviewed was Bruce.   Talk about scraping the coaching barrel.

I bet there weren't many 'nibbles' left by the time the second one of the two went in.
I bet the kebab shops by the Green Man did a roaring trade after the interviews!!! Assuming they were held at Wembley and not FA HQ
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Sexual Ealing on September 10, 2018, 10:02:54 PM
It's incredible to think that when the FA appointed Fat Sam the other candidate they interviewed was Bruce.   Talk about scraping the coaching barrel.

I bet there weren't many 'nibbles' left by the time the second one of the two went in.
Assuming they were held at Wembley and not FA HQ

Same thing nowadays, isn't it?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: UK Redsox on September 11, 2018, 07:38:09 PM
Lydney Town AFC v Lymington Town AFC - FA Cup Qualifying Round

Winners at home to Torquay

Not as many people here as I expected
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: UK Redsox on September 11, 2018, 08:33:45 PM
HT 0-0
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on September 11, 2018, 08:47:22 PM
Anybody got a stream?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: UK Redsox on September 11, 2018, 08:57:18 PM
0–1 (Pen)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: UK Redsox on September 11, 2018, 08:57:56 PM
Anybody got a stream?

There’s a brook that runs just behind the ground ;)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 11, 2018, 09:01:21 PM
Come on Ly Town!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: UK Redsox on September 11, 2018, 09:10:09 PM
1-1
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: UK Redsox on September 11, 2018, 09:28:03 PM
1-2
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: adrenachrome on September 11, 2018, 09:33:36 PM
Anybody got a stream?

There’s a brook that runs just behind the ground ;)

There is a brook behind the Eric Hollies Stand at Edgbaston, which I still call the Rea Bank stand, which is called the River Rea.

Something to do with the water table in a large connurbation according to an expert of   my acquaintance.



Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: UK Redsox on September 11, 2018, 09:37:49 PM
Lost 1-2
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: adrenachrome on September 11, 2018, 09:41:28 PM
They couldny let it Ly.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Drummond on September 12, 2018, 10:37:26 AM
So Spurs will have had 3 home grounds this season as their LC game against Watford is to be played in Milton Keynes.

Which there isn't a provision for in the rules, they should be playing at Watford.

As for 3 grounds, maybe they'll play their last game of the season at their shiny new unsafe place if they can get it ready.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 12, 2018, 04:58:08 PM
So Spurs will have had 3 home grounds this season as their LC game against Watford is to be played in Milton Keynes.

Which there isn't a provision for in the rules, they should be playing at Watford.

As for 3 grounds, maybe they'll play their last game of the season at their shiny new unsafe place if they can get it ready.

I didn't realise until recently that not only did Ron Noades originally plan to move Wimbledon to Milton Keynes as far back as 1979, but as far back as 1973 the owners of Charlton at the time had a plan to move the club there. Also, in the eighties there was a plan for Luton to move there and become 'MK Hatters', partly funded by the Milton Keynes Development Corporation.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: garyshawsknee on September 12, 2018, 05:02:51 PM
So Spurs will have had 3 home grounds this season as their LC game against Watford is to be played in Milton Keynes.

Which there isn't a provision for in the rules, they should be playing at Watford.

As for 3 grounds, maybe they'll play their last game of the season at their shiny new unsafe place if they can get it ready.

I didn't realise until recently that not only did Ron Noades originally plan to move Wimbledon to Milton Keynes as far back as 1979, but as far back as 1973 the owners of Charlton at the time had a plan to move the club there. Also, in the eighties there was a plan for Luton to move there and become 'MK Hatters', partly funded by the Milton Keynes Development Corporation.

I remember protests at Luton in the 80s against moving to MK, my old man says it went as far back as the late 50s when the town first got developed. Looking at Kenilworth Rd today, they should have moved.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on September 12, 2018, 05:11:30 PM
not strictly true I used to live nearby as a kid and the New Town didn't really start development until 1967 when my parents moved back to the midlands. Years and years later I was seconded there to work with MKDC for a year or  so and really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 12, 2018, 05:15:05 PM
My only connection to Milton Keynes is that I have visited there once in 1990 to see David Bowie at Milton Keynes Bowl on his 'Sound And Vision Tour'.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: john e on September 12, 2018, 05:36:39 PM
My only connection to Milton Keynes is that I have visited there once in 1990 to see David Bowie at Milton Keynes Bowl on his 'Sound And Vision Tour'.

I saw him there in 83
Serious moonlight tour I think it was called
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 12, 2018, 05:41:32 PM
My only connection to Milton Keynes is that I have visited there once in 1990 to see David Bowie at Milton Keynes Bowl on his 'Sound And Vision Tour'.

I saw him there in 83
Serious moonlight tour I think it was called


Yes, Serious Moonlight was the '83 tour. I saw him first at Wembley and then Maine Road on the Glass Spider tour in 1987, then at Milton Keynes Bowl and Maine Road on the Sound & Vision tour in 1990. I then saw him at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert 1992 and at the NEC on his last tour, The Reality Tour in 2003 or 2004.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on September 12, 2018, 06:04:35 PM
I saw another Bruce at the Bowl in 1993. For and hour or so he was great. After three and a half I lost the will to live.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: john e on September 12, 2018, 08:01:10 PM
My only connection to Milton Keynes is that I have visited there once in 1990 to see David Bowie at Milton Keynes Bowl on his 'Sound And Vision Tour'.

I saw him there in 83
Serious moonlight tour I think it was called


Yes, Serious Moonlight was the '83 tour. I saw him first at Wembley and then Maine Road on the Glass Spider tour in 1987, then at Milton Keynes Bowl and Maine Road on the Sound & Vision tour in 1990. I then saw him at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert 1992 and at the NEC on his last tour, The Reality Tour in 2003 or 2004.

I live near MK so I have seen loads of bands at the bowl down years in the 80's and 90's
Simple Minds, U2, Michael Jackson, Marilion, Bowie, Status Quo and in more recents years Green Day and Eminem

the only one I ever actually paid to get in was Eminem I was to old to sneak in by then

the Bowl was and still is a great ampi theatre venue but it's just used for car boot sales now and motor bike training
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 12, 2018, 08:05:59 PM
I saw another Bruce at the Bowl in 1993. For and hour or so he was great. After three and a half I lost the will to live.

If you are talking about 'The Boss', I saw him at Villa Park in the summer of 1988. If you are talking about Bruce Forsyth, I have never seen him live.

And am unlikely to do so in the future, obviously.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 12, 2018, 08:36:39 PM
John E: we all saw what you did. Thought you could sneak it in there without us noticing, didn't you?

Very disappointed in you.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on September 12, 2018, 08:56:07 PM
of course I was referring to 'the boss'. After three and a half hours of the other one I would have committed suicide.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Risso on September 12, 2018, 09:40:23 PM
My only connection to Milton Keynes is that I have visited there once in 1990 to see David Bowie at Milton Keynes Bowl on his 'Sound And Vision Tour'.

I saw him there in 83
Serious moonlight tour I think it was called


Yes, Serious Moonlight was the '83 tour. I saw him first at Wembley and then Maine Road on the Glass Spider tour in 1987, then at Milton Keynes Bowl and Maine Road on the Sound & Vision tour in 1990. I then saw him at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert 1992 and at the NEC on his last tour, The Reality Tour in 2003 or 2004.

I live near MK so I have seen loads of bands at the bowl down years in the 80's and 90's
Simple Minds, U2, Michael Jackson, Marilion, Bowie, Status Quo and in more recents years Green Day and Eminem

the only one I ever actually paid to get in was Eminem I was to old to sneak in by then

the Bowl was and still is a great ampi theatre venue but it's just used for car boot sales now and motor bike training

Same here John.  Grew up in MK itself, and my best mate lived in an estate near by, Shenley Lodge, so knew all the best spots to get in.  Was at most of the bands you mention, sadly.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: john e on September 12, 2018, 10:10:59 PM
John E: we all saw what you did. Thought you could sneak it in there without us noticing, didn't you?

Very disappointed in you.

they were a young raw actually pretty good live band back then

there I’ve gone and said it
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: john e on September 12, 2018, 10:23:13 PM
My only connection to Milton Keynes is that I have visited there once in 1990 to see David Bowie at Milton Keynes Bowl on his 'Sound And Vision Tour'.

I saw him there in 83
Serious moonlight tour I think it was called


Yes, Serious Moonlight was the '83 tour. I saw him first at Wembley and then Maine Road on the Glass Spider tour in 1987, then at Milton Keynes Bowl and Maine Road on the Sound & Vision tour in 1990. I then saw him at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert 1992 and at the NEC on his last tour, The Reality Tour in 2003 or 2004.

I live near MK so I have seen loads of bands at the bowl down years in the 80's and 90's
Simple Minds, U2, Michael Jackson, Marilion, Bowie, Status Quo and in more recents years Green Day and Eminem

the only one I ever actually paid to get in was Eminem I was to old to sneak in by then

the Bowl was and still is a great ampi theatre venue but it's just used for car boot sales now and motor bike training

Same here John.  Grew up in MK itself, and my best mate lived in an estate near by, Shenley Lodge, so knew all the best spots to get in.  Was at most of the bands you mention, sadly.

great days though, just enjoying whatever came our way
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 12, 2018, 10:45:40 PM
Can someone tell John E that I'm not speaking to him, please?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 12, 2018, 10:59:12 PM
U2 weren't that bad at first, they, and especially Bono, soon disappeared up their own arses though and became the crashing bores we know today.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 12, 2018, 11:04:10 PM
There was NEVER a time when Bono wasn't up his own arse. The only reason he insists on wearing shades is because he thinks The Sun shines out of it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on September 13, 2018, 08:52:24 AM
a dick and a cnut simultaneously.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 13, 2018, 11:36:56 AM
I recorded a U2 concert that was shown on SKY donkeys years back but never got round to watching it. I think I have two of their albums in my record and CD collection but I haven't played them for years. Although, I suspect if I went through my entire record, cassette and CD collection I would have a lot more serious sins to confess than just a couple of U2 albums.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on September 13, 2018, 12:10:47 PM
you've got some Hot Chocolate in there haven't you?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 13, 2018, 12:18:02 PM
Please stop quoting my initials in connection with those bastards.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on September 13, 2018, 12:33:59 PM
I've been at 6 concerts by the Irish band, never having paid a penny. The longest I have 'watched' them for was the 40 minutes they played in the Tyne Tees studio when they were on the Tube (Big Country were on that show which is why I was there and you had to stay for the duration of the show) and approx an hour in Dublin but only because I was stood behind Helena Christensen and Christy Turlington, I was able to block out the pantomime that was going on in the distance. 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 13, 2018, 08:54:39 PM
you've got some Hot Chocolate in there haven't you?

Actually no, but even if I did I doubt it would be the most shameful one in there.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on September 13, 2018, 08:55:50 PM
Sweet.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 14, 2018, 10:50:28 AM
I've been at 6 concerts by the Irish band, never having paid a penny. The longest I have 'watched' them for was the 40 minutes they played in the Tyne Tees studio when they were on the Tube (Big Country were on that show which is why I was there and you had to stay for the duration of the show) and approx an hour in Dublin but only because I was stood behind Helena Christensen and Christy Turlington, I was able to block out the pantomime that was going on in the distance. 

I hate namedroppers. I said so to the Dalai Lama only the other day.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: JD on September 14, 2018, 10:55:25 AM
I've been at 6 concerts by the Irish band, never having paid a penny. The longest I have 'watched' them for was the 40 minutes they played in the Tyne Tees studio when they were on the Tube (Big Country were on that show which is why I was there and you had to stay for the duration of the show) and approx an hour in Dublin but only because I was stood behind Helena Christensen and Christy Turlington, I was able to block out the pantomime that was going on in the distance. 

I'm disappointed in you Chris, despite standing behind Helena and Christy. If they played in my house I would go out (and probably burn it down).   
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on September 14, 2018, 12:17:09 PM
I was only saying to Dylan and Macca the other day : 'Bono - why?'
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on September 14, 2018, 04:01:03 PM
I've been at 6 concerts by the Irish band, never having paid a penny. The longest I have 'watched' them for was the 40 minutes they played in the Tyne Tees studio when they were on the Tube (Big Country were on that show which is why I was there and you had to stay for the duration of the show) and approx an hour in Dublin but only because I was stood behind Helena Christensen and Christy Turlington, I was able to block out the pantomime that was going on in the distance. 

I'm disappointed in you Chris, despite standing behind Helena and Christy. If they played in my house I would go out (and probably burn it down).   

One of the conditions of a free long weekend in a posh Dublin hotel was setting foot inside the venue at some stage.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on September 14, 2018, 05:20:07 PM
Forgot the we hate Villa more than you derby was on tonight.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on September 14, 2018, 07:51:24 PM
Ads it took precisely three minutes for it to be sung in unison. You couldn’t make it up.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: garyshawsknee on September 14, 2018, 07:52:44 PM
5 mins in and two songs about us. Bless em, didn't know they cared so much.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villafirst on September 14, 2018, 07:53:43 PM
Forgot the we hate Villa more than you derby was on tonight.

Yes, the neanderthal sty dwellers are all there......pathetic. I really hope they get a 12 point deduction!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on September 14, 2018, 08:01:51 PM
Tin pot twats.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 14, 2018, 08:15:11 PM
I've been at 6 concerts by the Irish band, never having paid a penny. The longest I have 'watched' them for was the 40 minutes they played in the Tyne Tees studio when they were on the Tube (Big Country were on that show which is why I was there and you had to stay for the duration of the show) and approx an hour in Dublin but only because I was stood behind Helena Christensen and Christy Turlington, I was able to block out the pantomime that was going on in the distance. 

I hate namedroppers. I said so to the Dalai Lama only the other day.


I found out earlier today that I may well be meeting a very famous Villa fan very soon.

Given that I would still like to think we will be in the promotion shake up at the end of the season I am actually hoping Small Heath beat Smethwick tonight as I suspect the latter will be far more of a promotion threat than the noses. And I now note that Small Heath have scored.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 14, 2018, 08:23:58 PM
I've been at 6 concerts by the Irish band, never having paid a penny. The longest I have 'watched' them for was the 40 minutes they played in the Tyne Tees studio when they were on the Tube (Big Country were on that show which is why I was there and you had to stay for the duration of the show) and approx an hour in Dublin but only because I was stood behind Helena Christensen and Christy Turlington, I was able to block out the pantomime that was going on in the distance. 

I hate namedroppers. I said so to the Dalai Lama only the other day.


I found out earlier today that I may well be meeting a very famous Villa fan very soon.

Given that I would still like to think we will be in the promotion shake up at the end of the season I am actually hoping Small Heath beat Smethwick tonight as I suspect the latter will be far more of a promotion threat than the noses. And I now note that Small Heath have scored.

Send him my regards.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: andyh on September 14, 2018, 08:33:33 PM
Forgot the we hate Villa more than you derby was on tonight.
El Crapico as it’s better known.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave shelley on September 14, 2018, 08:35:58 PM
1-1, Noses have missed a penalty.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Bren'd on September 14, 2018, 09:08:23 PM
They’re playing half decent actually. Can see Albion nicking it though. They’re passing overall is bad, giving the ball away too easily and too often. A bit like us really.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on September 14, 2018, 09:09:20 PM
The Tin Pot derby is shite.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VILLA MOLE on September 14, 2018, 09:10:06 PM
that Jota is definitely in the all fart camp
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on September 14, 2018, 09:12:55 PM
Is this being played behind closed doors?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 14, 2018, 09:13:49 PM
that Jota is definitely in the all fart camp

Definitely. Big transfer fee and big wages too. I wonder who was to blame for that?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VILLA MOLE on September 14, 2018, 09:17:44 PM
I know we are not great at the moment , but if you had to follow this everyweek
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: DB on September 14, 2018, 09:19:46 PM
Yeah, both teams are giving the ball away and stupid basic mistakes. Awful.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on September 14, 2018, 09:21:14 PM
Like Albert is putting every cross in.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VILLA MOLE on September 14, 2018, 09:21:40 PM
barry to come to make the natives beat their knuckles
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: saunders_heroes on September 14, 2018, 09:21:46 PM
Two terrible teams. Small Heath dreadful upnfront, Albion crap at the back. Here comes Barry. Let’s hope he gets the winner.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: tomd2103 on September 14, 2018, 09:24:05 PM
Gas Baz still not started a game outside the top flight in his career.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: TheMalandro on September 14, 2018, 09:24:12 PM
I'd rather the blose win and get the points knocked off.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VILLA MOLE on September 14, 2018, 09:25:51 PM
I'd rather the blose win and get the points knocked off.


if we are talking endings , I want infinity war please
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: TonyD on September 14, 2018, 09:34:54 PM
Shitter seeing Barry playing in this fusion of mediocrity.  He was class. 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithe on September 14, 2018, 09:35:13 PM
Yes the ball being smeared with Novichok and five minutes of head tennis and crowd volleyball would be the best conclusion.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 14, 2018, 09:37:00 PM
Actually been a decent game of football. Would have pissed myself laughing if that shot had gone in from Barry a minute ago.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: TonyD on September 14, 2018, 09:39:04 PM
Barry hasn’t aged.     Looks well.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 14, 2018, 09:39:48 PM
So this "full house under the lights " championed by Monk and Midlands Today mustered 22,715.
Such drawing power.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: TonyD on September 14, 2018, 09:51:48 PM
So about 18,000 blues there for a local derby.   4,000 yam yams.  Who would have thought they could get on a bus.  ?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: QuintonVilla on September 14, 2018, 09:54:59 PM
Small Heath exactly the same as when they played Swansea; actually playing ok but dreadful up front and not a decent striker on their books. Jota head and shoulders their best player, nobody else of note.

Albion the opposite; didn't do much but do look dangerous going forward but their defence is shocking and all over the place. Hegazi is awful. They will score plenty but let plenty in aswell.

I always watch games like that and think "surely we're better than these" and then we'll go and lose 6-0 at Blackburn.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy65 on September 14, 2018, 09:56:59 PM
Harvey Barnes looks a decent player

Decent game
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 14, 2018, 10:41:30 PM
So about 18,000 blues there for a local derby.   4,000 yam yams.  Who would have thought they could get on a bus.  ?

Don't call them 'yam yams'.

That suggests they are so good they named them twice. Just call them 'yams'.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Des Little on September 14, 2018, 11:49:17 PM
So, who won then? By that I mean who hates Villa the most?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 14, 2018, 11:58:56 PM
So, who won then? By that I mean who hates Villa the most?


Wolves.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 15, 2018, 12:52:44 AM
So, who won then? By that I mean who hates Villa the most?

Still us, I reckon.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: john e on September 15, 2018, 08:39:27 AM
My only connection to Milton Keynes is that I have visited there once in 1990 to see David Bowie at Milton Keynes Bowl on his 'Sound And Vision Tour'.

I saw him there in 83
Serious moonlight tour I think it was called


Yes, Serious Moonlight was the '83 tour. I saw him first at Wembley and then Maine Road on the Glass Spider tour in 1987, then at Milton Keynes Bowl and Maine Road on the Sound & Vision tour in 1990. I then saw him at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert 1992 and at the NEC on his last tour, The Reality Tour in 2003 or 2004.

I live near MK so I have seen loads of bands at the bowl down years in the 80's and 90's
Simple Minds, U2, Michael Jackson, Marilion, Bowie, Status Quo and in more recents years Green Day and Eminem

the only one I ever actually paid to get in was Eminem I was to old to sneak in by then

the Bowl was and still is a great ampi theatre venue but it's just used for car boot sales now and motor bike training

Same here John.  Grew up in MK itself, and my best mate lived in an estate near by, Shenley Lodge, so knew all the best spots to get in.  Was at most of the bands you mention, sadly.

and as if by magic, Rod Stewart announces he will be performing there next summer

do you fancy trying to sneak in with me again for old times sake

Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 15, 2018, 11:59:47 AM
My only connection to Milton Keynes is that I have visited there once in 1990 to see David Bowie at Milton Keynes Bowl on his 'Sound And Vision Tour'.

I saw him there in 83
Serious moonlight tour I think it was called


Yes, Serious Moonlight was the '83 tour. I saw him first at Wembley and then Maine Road on the Glass Spider tour in 1987, then at Milton Keynes Bowl and Maine Road on the Sound & Vision tour in 1990. I then saw him at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert 1992 and at the NEC on his last tour, The Reality Tour in 2003 or 2004.

I live near MK so I have seen loads of bands at the bowl down years in the 80's and 90's
Simple Minds, U2, Michael Jackson, Marilion, Bowie, Status Quo and in more recents years Green Day and Eminem

the only one I ever actually paid to get in was Eminem I was to old to sneak in by then

the Bowl was and still is a great ampi theatre venue but it's just used for car boot sales now and motor bike training

Same here John.  Grew up in MK itself, and my best mate lived in an estate near by, Shenley Lodge, so knew all the best spots to get in.  Was at most of the bands you mention, sadly.

and as if by magic, Rod Stewart announces he will be performing there next summer

do you fancy trying to sneak in with me again for old times sake

I don't want to talk about it. You might get away with it though. Some guys have all the luck.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 15, 2018, 02:07:09 PM
Spuds look a ponderous mess
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on September 15, 2018, 03:37:02 PM
I would love us to be as ponderous as Spuds.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 15, 2018, 04:16:39 PM
I would love us to be as ponderous as Spuds.
I'd want us to be successful
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: QuintonVilla on September 15, 2018, 04:20:41 PM
Boro and Leeds both losing
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on September 15, 2018, 04:51:36 PM
Albrighton, Clark and Bannon all scoring today. Barry with a worldly as they say.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on September 15, 2018, 04:52:22 PM
Boro and Leeds both losing
Not that that has much to do with us.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: eamonn on September 15, 2018, 04:52:33 PM
Late equaliser for Leeds unfortunately.

Barry Bannan, Marc Albrighton and Ciaran Clark all scored within five minutes of each other now for their respective teams. No sign of Delfouneso making it a clean sweep for the Villa class of 2008(?).
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 15, 2018, 04:54:28 PM
Leeds pull one back and some brilliant last minute action and defending as both teams go for the win. Millwall miss an absolute sitter.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: rogfromb6 on September 15, 2018, 04:55:04 PM
Decent set of results today. If we pull our fingers out today the league table won’t be looking that bad.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: murgsy on September 15, 2018, 05:09:42 PM
I know it's early days, but looking where Brentford are in the table, makes me want to see Dean Smith instead of Bruce sooner....
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 15, 2018, 08:14:53 PM
I know it's early days, but looking where Brentford are in the table, makes me want to see Dean Smith instead of Bruce sooner....

I Googled 'Bruce Sooner' but couldn't find him. He sounds American. ;)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: john e on September 16, 2018, 11:36:54 AM
the only enjoyment I get out of football at the moment is revelling in other teams misfortunes

so as i still can't stand the West Ham blue nose trio i would love it (keegan voice) if they end the day pointless after their trip to Goodison
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: villadelph on September 16, 2018, 02:42:01 PM
Watching Wolves play actual football makes me sick.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VILLA MOLE on September 16, 2018, 02:46:31 PM
Watching Wolves play actual football makes me sick.



not sick but feel very sad
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: CT on September 16, 2018, 02:52:25 PM
Wolves not worried about taking the game to Burnley. A goal up and Traore is coming on. Continuing to press the opposition. I thought you brought defenders on when you went ahead?

Even if by some miracle we were promoted, we'd be treated to us camping in our half for every game, hoping to nab a goal and hang on for grim death under SB.

Nuno has no experience though, it'll never last.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on September 16, 2018, 02:57:08 PM
Watching Wolves play actual football makes me sick.



not sick but feel very sad

Just remember how absolutely shit they were just a couple of years ago. And for most of the forty years before that. It can all turn round quickly with the right appointments...
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on September 16, 2018, 03:18:17 PM
Seeing Brentford where they makes me wonder if smith would even come to us now.  We all know it’ll be Terry Henry anyway.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 16, 2018, 03:30:49 PM
Wolves will be comfortably top half.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on September 16, 2018, 04:27:18 PM
Wolves not worried about taking the game to Burnley. A goal up and Traore is coming on. Continuing to press the opposition. I thought you brought defenders on when you went ahead?

Even if by some miracle we were promoted, we'd be treated to us camping in our half for every game, hoping to nab a goal and hang on for grim death under SB.

Nuno has no experience though, it'll never last.
Yes he knew F all about the Championship. It's a tough division you know and now a step up he will do well to start thinking about avoiding relegation.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Sexual Ealing on September 16, 2018, 04:57:09 PM
The Everton v Wham game feels eerily reminiscent of Leicester 3 Aston Villa 2 to me for our loveable cockney lookalikes.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 16, 2018, 05:22:18 PM
3-1 West Ham now. Aranutovic turned up for his monthly world class performance.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Sexual Ealing on September 16, 2018, 05:23:10 PM
I am never not wrong about the future
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: LukeJames on September 16, 2018, 08:06:04 PM
3-1 West Ham now. Aranutovic turned up for his monthly world class performance.

I'm glad you've said that, I'm constantly hearing how quality it is and I'll tell anybody that will listen that he's the most over-rated player in the League.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 16, 2018, 08:12:15 PM
3-1 West Ham now. Aranutovic turned up for his monthly world class performance.

I'm glad you've said that, I'm constantly hearing how quality it is and I'll tell anybody that will listen that he's the most over-rated player in the League.

He can be a good player but not consistant enough for the top clubs, to start anyway. Similar to Shaqiri.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 16, 2018, 08:44:48 PM
There are a number of players in the Premier League who earn a living by being special enough on just just enough occasions to be worth keeping on with the clubs whose first aim is the forty points mark. If they could do it week in week out they would be playing with the top clubs.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on September 17, 2018, 11:24:36 AM
He's a Lidl Ibrahimovic
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SteveN on September 17, 2018, 01:17:08 PM
3-1 West Ham now. Aranutovic turned up for his monthly world class performance.

I'm glad you've said that, I'm constantly hearing how quality it is and I'll tell anybody that will listen that he's the most over-rated player in the League.

I'd give that title to his team mate Jack Wilshire.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: paul_e on September 17, 2018, 04:02:09 PM
He's a Lidl Ibrahimovic


On the subject of the Zlatan he got his 500th career goal at the weekend and it sums him up perfectly: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45546065

Brilliant, ridiculous and held back from true greatness by no one but himself.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa in Denmark on September 17, 2018, 08:37:35 PM
Southampton take the lead in a scrappy game v Brighton with an absolute screamer from Højbjerg.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VILLA MOLE on September 17, 2018, 08:48:09 PM
Southampton take the lead in a scrappy game v Brighton with an absolute screamer from Højbjerg.

it really was but i dont know how it swerved because he seemed to hit it on the inside of the foot ??
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on September 17, 2018, 09:11:45 PM
It was a mis-hit😂
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Pete3206 on September 17, 2018, 09:16:47 PM
Jack Wilshere long term injury a real shock, said no one ever.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa in Denmark on September 17, 2018, 09:20:31 PM
Penalty Southampton.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa in Denmark on September 17, 2018, 09:20:55 PM
Goal Ings.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa in Denmark on September 17, 2018, 09:23:37 PM
Brighton get a goal back. Shane Duffy header from an excellent free kick.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on September 17, 2018, 10:02:24 PM
2-2 late pen for B&HA
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 17, 2018, 10:17:26 PM
2-2 late pen for B&HA

I thought being a derby (of sorts) it would be worth watching so I stuck a few quid on 2-2 for a bit of extra interest. I got odds of 16/1.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Sexual Ealing on September 17, 2018, 10:29:00 PM
2-2 late pen for B&HA

I thought being a derby (of sorts) it would be worth watching so I stuck a few quid on 2-2 for a bit of extra interest. I got odds of 16/1.

This is the first time I've ever seen you post about your bets with a happy ending Damo!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: john e on September 18, 2018, 07:02:52 PM
can't wait for another rendition of 'never walk alone' on BT sport tonight
I hope the commentators can eulogise in their usual over the top way

can't get enough if that shit
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 18, 2018, 07:43:31 PM
2-2 late pen for B&HA

I thought being a derby (of sorts) it would be worth watching so I stuck a few quid on 2-2 for a bit of extra interest. I got odds of 16/1.

This is the first time I've ever seen you post about your bets with a happy ending Damo!


Betting is a metaphor of life itself. Not only do the bad times outweigh the good but the bad times stay longer in the memory than the good times. As Swiss Toni from The Fast Show would say, "Betting is like making love to a beautiful woman".  The initial thrill of the win is outweighed by how much you have spent on the way. ;)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dave on September 18, 2018, 09:51:05 PM
Villa win, Spurs and Liverpool balls it up late (at time of posting). Not a bad evening all round.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dave on September 18, 2018, 09:53:16 PM
Tut.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 18, 2018, 09:53:28 PM
Liverpool 3-2.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on September 19, 2018, 03:58:55 PM
I told to my son last night as he celebrated PSG's equaliser not to get too excited as Liverpool were bound to get a late winner. It's the law on these magical European nights at Anfield.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 19, 2018, 07:26:40 PM
We could do with Small Heath beating Sheffield United and Forest beating Sheffield Wednesday tonight. A Boro/Bolton draw would top things off nicely. Or even a Bolton win as I think Boro present more of a threat out of the two over the course of the season.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on September 19, 2018, 08:04:09 PM
Blues have obviously still got half their fans still in Bruges judging by their away numbers tonight.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 19, 2018, 08:40:18 PM
Ronaldo is shit.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on September 19, 2018, 08:48:05 PM
He's be ok at right back i think
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: villadelph on September 19, 2018, 08:53:42 PM
Referee with his back turned gives CR a straight red for.. something?  :o

Referees need to start doing post-match interviews.

Completely out of line. No fine, suspension or apology for match officials, just a near impossible appeals process that always gives the benefits to the referee. Tough job my arse, game ruined.

and I don't even like Ronaldo.

Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on September 19, 2018, 09:09:52 PM
I’m watchjng the Blues game on the red button.  If you’re struggling to sleep I urge you to put it on.  Typical that Sheffield haven’t bothered to turn up against one of the minnows of the championship.  Still good for us.  Also dare I say it Gardner looks half decent for them.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Pete3206 on September 19, 2018, 09:39:24 PM
Out of the top 6.

Bruce Out!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on September 19, 2018, 09:42:30 PM
Blues won again 0-0.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa Lew on September 19, 2018, 09:52:50 PM
City lose at home to Lyon 1-2.Pep out
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 19, 2018, 10:58:41 PM
Why were Small Heath playing Lyon?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: villadelph on September 19, 2018, 11:17:16 PM
City lose at home to Lyon 1-2.Pep out

Delph started at LB, had an absolute howler for the first goal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Des Little on September 19, 2018, 11:25:04 PM
I’m watchjng the Blues game on the red button.  If you’re struggling to sleep I urge you to put it on.  Typical that Sheffield haven’t bothered to turn up against one of the minnows of the championship.  Still good for us.  Also dare I say it Gardner looks half decent for them.

Put the cooking sherry back in the cupboard please
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on September 20, 2018, 07:45:06 AM
True.  I’ve had time to sleep on it now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Clampy on September 20, 2018, 08:01:29 AM
True.  I’ve had time to sleep on it now.

That must have been uncomfortable. Was it a big bottle?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: CT on September 20, 2018, 08:21:20 AM
City lose at home to Lyon 1-2.Pep out

Delph started at LB, had an absolute howler for the first goal.

I'm sure the £120k+ that falls into his bank account this week will ease his pain.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on September 20, 2018, 08:25:15 AM
Citeh didn’t sell out last night.  Load of empty seats and the uninformed meeja are wondering why.  Citeh have only ever had a core support of around 35k. The last few years have bolstered their numbers through glory hunters.  Back in the days of Division 3 was when you realised their proper support - at the time it was admired.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on September 20, 2018, 09:03:06 AM
wasn't there something  recently about them and a few other PL clubs routinely exaggerating attendances?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy65 on September 20, 2018, 09:13:14 AM
Mariano for Real looks quality. Great goal

Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 20, 2018, 10:18:32 AM
2-2 late pen for B&HA

I thought being a derby (of sorts) it would be worth watching so I stuck a few quid on 2-2 for a bit of extra interest. I got odds of 16/1.

This is the first time I've ever seen you post about your bets with a happy ending Damo!

Another happy ending last night (football betting not sexually). I had Ajax, Bayern, Manure and Real Madrid. Although they were all odds on favourites to be fair. The fourfold paid out at 3/1.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: aj2k77 on September 20, 2018, 10:52:56 AM
wasn't there something  recently about them and a few other PL clubs routinely exaggerating attendances?

Yes.
                          reported att                 actual att
West Ham             55,309                         42,779
Man City                53,274                        45,792
Soton                   29,906                          25,660
Watford                20,319                           17,171
Chelsea                40,593                          37,088
Tottenham            61,843                           58,103
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 20, 2018, 11:18:31 AM
wasn't there something  recently about them and a few other PL clubs routinely exaggerating attendances?

Yes.
                          reported att                 actual att
West Ham             55,309                         42,779
Man City                53,274                        45,792
Soton                   29,906                          25,660
Watford                20,319                           17,171
Chelsea                40,593                          37,088
Tottenham            61,843                           58,103

This one's been doing the rounds for years. It was something like 1997 when the Premier League started insisted that the published crowd was based on tickets sold rather than clicks through the turnstiles. There's never been a football match in history where every ticket was used; Steve Stride once said that even in  the days when our only all-ticket matches were FA Cup semi-finals the actual gate was always about 1,500 short and concert promoters tend to work on 4% no-shows. It's an absolute non-story. 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: DB on September 20, 2018, 01:20:59 PM
wasn't there something  recently about them and a few other PL clubs routinely exaggerating attendances?

Yes.
                          reported att                 actual att
West Ham             55,309                         42,779
Man City                53,274                        45,792
Soton                   29,906                          25,660
Watford                20,319                           17,171
Chelsea                40,593                          37,088
Tottenham            61,843                           58,103

This one's been doing the rounds for years. It was something like 1997 when the Premier League started insisted that the published crowd was based on tickets sold rather than clicks through the turnstiles. There's never been a football match in history where every ticket was used; Steve Stride once said that even in  the days when our only all-ticket matches were FA Cup semi-finals the actual gate was always about 1,500 short and concert promoters tend to work on 4% no-shows. It's an absolute non-story. 

There are people who don't turn up but then there are the club's
blatenently saying more people are there than actually are. It should be based on those who turn I.e. hence the 'attendance.
Arsenal last season was a joke...60k every week yeah right
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: davidb on September 20, 2018, 01:41:08 PM
Whispher it but are spurs going to blow up?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: lovejoy on September 20, 2018, 01:48:45 PM
Villa win, Spurs and Liverpool balls it up late (at time of posting). Not a bad evening all round.
Classic post not being able to wait the 2 extra minutes until FT.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 20, 2018, 01:53:08 PM
Whispher it but are spurs going to blow up?

When it comes to promising much but not delivering they are now 'out-Arsenal-ing' Arsenal. Which would be a fun thing to say to a Spurs fan face to face.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Drummond on September 21, 2018, 09:43:32 PM
That Wigan shirt is awful.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dave on September 21, 2018, 10:03:43 PM
Villa win, Spurs and Liverpool balls it up late (at time of posting). Not a bad evening all round.
Classic post not being able to wait the 2 extra minutes until FT.

I'm nothing if not impulsive.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on September 22, 2018, 03:24:01 PM
The noses are winning at Leeds.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Flamingo Lane on September 22, 2018, 03:30:47 PM
The noses are winning at Leeds.

Yes.  2-0 now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 22, 2018, 06:11:53 PM
I think they said Liverpool's six wins from six is their best ever start to a season. Which given their impressive history is a hell of an achievement. Unless they qualified the statement by saying it was their best ever start to a Premier League season. In which case I didn't hear that bit.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: four fornicholl on September 22, 2018, 06:13:57 PM
I think they said Liverpool's six wins from six is their best ever start to a season. Which given their impressive history is a hell of an achievement. Unless they qualified the statement by saying it was their best ever start to a Premier League season. In which case I didn't hear that bit.
You need to remember when football was invented Damo, but you may be right.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Deano's Mullet on September 22, 2018, 06:17:00 PM
It includes their cup games. In 90-91 they won their first eight league games after drawing the charity shield. According to the BBC.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 22, 2018, 06:48:56 PM
Here we fucking are. Losing at home to poxy Sheff Wed, sitting in the lower half of the Championship as Wolves go to Man U and get a draw sitting pretty comfortably in mid table in the PL. What has the fucking world come to?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on September 22, 2018, 08:56:11 PM
 how accurate Holloway was when he said we are a half arsed club who used to be famous. Please let this nightmare of decline end.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: aj2k77 on September 23, 2018, 11:44:27 AM
Here we fucking are. Losing at home to poxy Sheff Wed, sitting in the lower half of the Championship as Wolves go to Man U and get a draw sitting pretty comfortably in mid table in the PL. What has the fucking world come to?

Say hello to Steve Bruce. You could let him loan in multiple premier league players, cherry pick some of the divisions better players and still have an excuse as to why he couldn't beat Reading or a 10 man Ipswich team.

That's having Steve Bruce for ya.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 23, 2018, 03:52:16 PM
Here we fucking are. Losing at home to poxy Sheff Wed, sitting in the lower half of the Championship as Wolves go to Man U and get a draw sitting pretty comfortably in mid table in the PL. What has the fucking world come to?

Say hello to Steve Bruce. You could let him loan in multiple premier league players, cherry pick some of the divisions better players and still have an excuse as to why he couldn't beat Reading or a 10 man Ipswich team.

That's having Steve Bruce for ya.

I want to smash something. Lots of things.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 23, 2018, 06:29:56 PM
The noses are winning at Leeds.

Yes.  2-0 now.


Outthought and outfought according to my Leeds supporting mate.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 23, 2018, 06:37:08 PM
The noses are winning at Leeds.

Yes.  2-0 now.


Outthought and outfought according to my Leeds supporting mate.
Even with 29% possession and 3 shots on target
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 23, 2018, 06:48:28 PM
The noses are winning at Leeds.

Yes.  2-0 now.


Outthought and outfought according to my Leeds supporting mate.
Even with 29% possession and 3 shots on target

Apparently so. For all that 71% possession Leeds only managed 5 shots on target. And there was me earlier this week taking the piss out of Che Adams.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 23, 2018, 06:56:19 PM
The noses are winning at Leeds.

Yes.  2-0 now.


Outthought and outfought according to my Leeds supporting mate.
Even with 29% possession and 3 shots on target

Apparently so. For all that 71% possession Leeds only managed 5 shots on target. And there was me earlier this week taking the piss out of Che Adams.
Funny name Che.Wonder if his dad was a fan of Guevara.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 23, 2018, 07:03:39 PM
The noses are winning at Leeds.

Yes.  2-0 now.


Outthought and outfought according to my Leeds supporting mate.
Even with 29% possession and 3 shots on target

Apparently so. For all that 71% possession Leeds only managed 5 shots on target. And there was me earlier this week taking the piss out of Che Adams.
Funny name Che.Wonder if his dad was a fan of Guevara.

My guess is his parents pulled names out of a bag. His full name is Che Zach Everton Fred Adams.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 23, 2018, 07:56:14 PM
The noses are winning at Leeds.

Yes.  2-0 now.


Outthought and outfought according to my Leeds supporting mate.
Even with 29% possession and 3 shots on target

Apparently so. For all that 71% possession Leeds only managed 5 shots on target. And there was me earlier this week taking the piss out of Che Adams.
Funny name Che.Wonder if his dad was a fan of Guevara.

My guess is his parents pulled names out of a bag. His full name is Che Zach Everton Fred Adams.
You're shitting me now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 23, 2018, 08:30:57 PM
The noses are winning at Leeds.

Yes.  2-0 now.


Outthought and outfought according to my Leeds supporting mate.
Even with 29% possession and 3 shots on target

Apparently so. For all that 71% possession Leeds only managed 5 shots on target. And there was me earlier this week taking the piss out of Che Adams.
Funny name Che.Wonder if his dad was a fan of Guevara.

My guess is his parents pulled names out of a bag. His full name is Che Zach Everton Fred Adams.
You're shitting me now.


Tis indeed true. Considering they like long names I am surprised they used Zach and Fred instead Zachariah and Frederick.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: adrenachrome on September 23, 2018, 11:26:26 PM
Leeds have put too much into their previous games. No way you can keep that type of tempo up, particularly when games come thick and fast unless you have a mega squad.

It will be interesting to see how they progress. I think the January transfer window will be crucial for them.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 24, 2018, 12:05:24 AM
Injuries didn't help them at the weekend.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 25, 2018, 09:30:49 PM
Unexpectedly, the League Cup has got interesting. Man U 1 Derby 1 and and Man U down to ten men. Credit to the referee for not bottling the big decision at Old Trafford.

Elsewhere, Burton are beating Burnley, so maybe we aren't so shit after all.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on September 25, 2018, 09:44:04 PM
"Our" Callum missed pen against Boro and Preston are out.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 25, 2018, 09:44:17 PM
Two one to Derby ☺️
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on September 25, 2018, 09:44:23 PM
Derby KO manure
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 25, 2018, 09:50:25 PM
Not yet they hadn't. Into the second of six minutes added on.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 25, 2018, 09:51:39 PM
Baggies and Wolves out.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on September 25, 2018, 09:52:24 PM
They don't save/win games in ET anymore.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on September 25, 2018, 09:53:15 PM
They don't save/win games in ET anymore.
Fuck.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 25, 2018, 09:53:31 PM
Bugger, Man U level. Ffs Aftab, could you not learn from Dave and refrain from celebrating until the final whistle?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 25, 2018, 09:55:09 PM
Penalties (no extra time until the Final this year).
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 25, 2018, 09:58:57 PM
Adama hit the post with his penalty for Wolves.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Lizz on September 25, 2018, 10:03:41 PM
At least it's interesting.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 25, 2018, 10:09:00 PM
Carson saves from Jones! Man U out!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on September 25, 2018, 10:10:00 PM
Bugger, Man U level. Ffs Aftab, could you not learn from Dave and refrain from celebrating until the final whistle?
Haha... alls well that ends well.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 25, 2018, 10:11:48 PM
Some cracking pens, but ultimately, hahahahaha!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: hilts_coolerking on September 25, 2018, 10:12:54 PM
Some cracking pens, but ultimately, hahahahaha!
Indeed.  Ohdearwhatapitynevermind.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 25, 2018, 10:21:13 PM
Manure and Derby both gave a masterclass in how to take penalties there. The quality was outstanding.

First Burton knock Villa out of the competition then they stuff up my 10/1 fourfold by beating Burnley tonight.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 25, 2018, 10:22:21 PM
Bugger, Man U level. Ffs Aftab, could you not learn from Dave and refrain from celebrating until the final whistle?
Haha... alls well that ends well.

You're forgiven, mate 😊
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Duncan Shaw on September 26, 2018, 08:39:01 AM
Cue the media frenzy spunking on about "new managerial genius" Frank Lampard.  Why do things like that never happen to us.  We could take a punt on Terry and he'd be shite!!!!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 26, 2018, 11:40:03 AM
Cue the media frenzy spunking on about "new managerial genius" Frank Lampard.  Why do things like that never happen to us.  We could take a punt on Terry and he'd be shite!!!!

The media were always going to shine the spotlight on Lampard and Gerrard given how high profile they were as players. They both seemed like players who could go on to be half decent managers and both have had a reasonably decent start but I will reserve judgement until the end of the season.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dave on September 26, 2018, 09:09:09 PM
Two goals for Snodgrass for West Ham.

Currently 6-0 up against Macclesfield.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 26, 2018, 09:14:14 PM
I reckon Macclesfield are worse than us. Seven nil.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 26, 2018, 09:17:18 PM
If we were playing Macc we'd be 1 down, Sweatty Betty scoring.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave shelley on September 26, 2018, 09:27:56 PM
Liverpool 1 Chelski 2
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 26, 2018, 09:29:36 PM
Eight nil, just when Macclesfield were getting back into it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave shelley on September 26, 2018, 09:31:15 PM
They were doing all right then West Ham got six or seven lucky goals.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 26, 2018, 09:32:21 PM
Macc were robbed, the 7th was offside.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 26, 2018, 09:38:21 PM
Any chance Macc had of victory went when Carlos was substituted after 9 mins.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa Lew on September 26, 2018, 09:46:17 PM
Brilliant goal from Hazard to win the tie, best player in the Prem at the moment.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 26, 2018, 09:55:34 PM
Penalties Tottenham v Watford in Milton Keynes.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 26, 2018, 09:59:04 PM
Tottenham win. Boo.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Risso on September 26, 2018, 10:28:51 PM
If we were playing Macc we'd be 1 down, Sweatty Betty scoring.

Sweaty Brucey, he eats a lot of pies
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Iamkmkm on September 27, 2018, 02:54:49 PM
Didn't know where to put this so i put it here..

Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: The Left Side on September 27, 2018, 05:48:35 PM
Good watch that, thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 27, 2018, 10:11:51 PM
If we were playing Macc we'd be 1 down, Sweatty Betty scoring.

Sweaty Brucey, he eats a lot of pies

Don't believe everything he says. Despite his protests otherwise he has been known to quit the pie eating challenge on several occasions.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on September 29, 2018, 10:37:08 AM
Just seen the ‘Super Sunday’ match is Cardiff v Burnley this Sunday. Sky realised the Ryder Cup was on and clearly thought it a brilliant weekend to get a Cardiff and Burnley match out of the way.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on September 29, 2018, 11:09:42 AM
Just seen the ‘Super Sunday’ match is Cardiff v Burnley this Sunday. Sky realised the Ryder Cup was on and clearly thought it a brilliant weekend to get a Cardiff and Burnley match out of the way.


To be fair I would rather watch a game like that which is likely to be competitive than watch Manchester City steamrolling over Huddersfield in a game that is as good as over at half time.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chris Jameson on September 29, 2018, 01:05:29 PM
If I find myself watching it I’ll know I’m having a really bad day. Apologies to our sometime visitor for Cardiff but I have a loft to sort out and some paint drying that needs watching.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 29, 2018, 01:51:33 PM
Looks like this could be it for Jose Miserablinho
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Axl Rose on September 29, 2018, 03:19:42 PM
Jordan Bowery with the equaliser for Crewe away to Notts County
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: footyskillz on September 29, 2018, 03:21:56 PM
Just seen the ‘Super Sunday’ match is Cardiff v Burnley this Sunday. Sky realised the Ryder Cup was on and clearly thought it a brilliant weekend to get a Cardiff and Burnley match out of the way.

Yes if you notice they went with no sky premier league matches today and seem to give this round to BT sport .

And focus on the Golf.

Cardiff really need a win but Burnley look back to some form so be interesting match tommorow and sometimes these matches can be more compelling than the over hyped matches
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: footyskillz on September 29, 2018, 03:28:05 PM
Ipswich lead at Birmingham haah Ipswich yet to get anythjnh away from home .

What a team they beat Leeds they losing against this lot
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Duncan Shaw on September 29, 2018, 04:49:51 PM
Top of the Championship doesn't have a pleasant look to it!!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Walmley_Villa on September 29, 2018, 04:50:55 PM
Albion will take some stopping unfortunately
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on September 29, 2018, 05:05:52 PM
they're doing what we should be doing
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 29, 2018, 05:18:20 PM
What a fucking win for the Clyde!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 29, 2018, 05:55:47 PM
Hazard is a such a super player. Lovely move and goal to make it 1-0 vs Liverpool
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Nev on September 29, 2018, 07:11:18 PM
Sometimes I hate football, after last night I endured one if the worst games I've ever seen as Halesowen scraped a 1 0 at Bedworth, Sandwell won and went top and Small Heath came back from 2 down to draw. Fuck the lot of it.

Thank fuck for the golf.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 30, 2018, 04:53:50 PM
This is quite an interesting read about Hoffenheim.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45686920
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VILLA MOLE on September 30, 2018, 06:32:05 PM
looking at Cardiff results so far , if we had gone up I dread to think how we would have got on
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 30, 2018, 06:38:13 PM
We have no idea what squad we would have had. I think Huddersfield were the worst team to get promoted to the top flight in my lifetime and they survived easily enough.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 30, 2018, 06:49:22 PM
Cardiff will struggle to get more than our 17 points in 15/16.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dinas_Caerdydd on September 30, 2018, 08:38:53 PM
it's tough at the top lads !

fine margns yet again did us

Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 30, 2018, 09:02:05 PM
Cardiff in not winning winnable home games shock (wink).
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Sexual Ealing on September 30, 2018, 09:02:51 PM
I think we ought to give them credit.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 01, 2018, 12:44:08 AM
I think this is a great stat, Harry Kane has scored more PL goals at the Kirklees than any Huddersfield player has.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: aj2k77 on October 01, 2018, 09:40:00 AM
Huddersfield, Burnley, Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Cardiff, Watford, Fulham. Couldn't fill a phone box the lot of them and yet they're head and shoulders above us as we piss around with old men at center back scared shitless that we might lose a few games trying to attack giants like Rotherham, QPR and Bristol City. Pathetic.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Somniloquism on October 01, 2018, 11:52:41 AM
Deja Vu?? (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45701600)


Although again how the officials could have been sure there was a touch by the keeper..... Even on slo-mo it is not conclusive.

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Post by: Damo70 on October 01, 2018, 11:56:19 AM
This is quite an interesting read about Hoffenheim.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45686920

I went to Heidelberg, where Hoffenheim are now based with my parents when I was a kid. It was quite a quaint, old fashioned place as I recall.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 01, 2018, 12:08:46 PM
Surprising that a place with a population of 150,000 doesn't have its own team with a bit of history.
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Post by: Damo70 on October 01, 2018, 12:12:06 PM
We have no idea what squad we would have had. I think Huddersfield were the worst team to get promoted to the top flight in my lifetime and they survived easily enough.

To be fair to Huddersfield did they not stay up with a game to spare last season?  The Derby side that got promoted via the play offs in 2007 went down the following year with just 11 points. After winning the Championship in 2005 Sunderland went straight back down the following year on 15 points. Swindon finished rock bottom and went straight back down in their one season in the PL in 1994, although their pretty poor total of 30 points makes them look like world beaters compared to the other two. Wolves finished bottom with 33 points in 2004 and went straight back down. Huddersfield finished 16th on 37 points last year, two places and four points off relegation. I did however tip them for second season syndrome and relegation this season.
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Post by: olaftab on October 01, 2018, 12:52:30 PM
Derby and Swindon were the worst teams ever. Sunderland if I am correct got relegated twice within a few years and if you added up their total points from those two seasons they still did not have enough to avoid relegation.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 01, 2018, 01:07:39 PM
We have no idea what squad we would have had. I think Huddersfield were the worst team to get promoted to the top flight in my lifetime and they survived easily enough.

To be fair to Huddersfield did they not stay up with a game to spare last season?  The Derby side that got promoted via the play offs in 2007 went down the following year with just 11 points. After winning the Championship in 2005 Sunderland went straight back down the following year on 15 points. Swindon finished rock bottom and went straight back down in their one season in the PL in 1994, although their pretty poor total of 30 points makes them look like world beaters compared to the other two. Wolves finished bottom with 33 points in 2004 and went straight back down. Huddersfield finished 16th on 37 points last year, two places and four points off relegation. I did however tip them for second season syndrome and relegation this season.

I meant they were the worst ever promoted team, in terms of their perfomance in their promotion season. They defied expectations, mine included, to stay up comfortably the following year.
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Post by: Damo70 on October 01, 2018, 01:11:04 PM
We have no idea what squad we would have had. I think Huddersfield were the worst team to get promoted to the top flight in my lifetime and they survived easily enough.

To be fair to Huddersfield did they not stay up with a game to spare last season?  The Derby side that got promoted via the play offs in 2007 went down the following year with just 11 points. After winning the Championship in 2005 Sunderland went straight back down the following year on 15 points. Swindon finished rock bottom and went straight back down in their one season in the PL in 1994, although their pretty poor total of 30 points makes them look like world beaters compared to the other two. Wolves finished bottom with 33 points in 2004 and went straight back down. Huddersfield finished 16th on 37 points last year, two places and four points off relegation. I did however tip them for second season syndrome and relegation this season.

I meant they were the worst ever promoted team, in terms of their perfomance in their promotion season. They defied expectations, mign included, to stay up comfortably the following year.


My apologies. I get what you meant now. Their performance in getting promoted suggested a possible 'relegated by Christmas' scenario. But they did a Hull and had a more than decent start before falling away badly in the second half of the season.
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Post by: Chris Jameson on October 01, 2018, 01:16:51 PM
Huddersfield, Burnley, Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Cardiff, Watford, Fulham. Couldn't fill a phone box the lot of them

Bloody hell, how big are the phone boxes where you live?
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 01, 2018, 01:47:59 PM
Maybe he's Doctor Who?
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Post by: Chris Jameson on October 01, 2018, 03:24:12 PM
Maybe he's Doctor Who?

Hadn't considered that, maybe he is a she as well?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 01, 2018, 03:39:16 PM
A woman, you say? I've sent them a PM, just in case.
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Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 01, 2018, 08:06:20 PM
The slickness of Bournemouth’s passing and attacking intent is quite marvellous and utterly depressing in equal measure.  And Bruce reckons we will be there or thereabouts in the second division.
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Post by: Damo70 on October 02, 2018, 07:40:44 AM
Huddersfield, Burnley, Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Cardiff, Watford, Fulham. Couldn't fill a phone box the lot of them

Bloody hell, how big are the phone boxes where you live?


We used to have a phone box just around the corner from our house but it went years ago. I reckon I would have a twenty minute walk if I needed to use a phone box these days.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 02, 2018, 12:05:11 PM
Even by the standards of the SPFL, it's quite staggering incompetence that they are forcing Aberdeen to play a major semi-final at midday, when the first train from Aberdeen doesn't arrive until fourteen minutes past.

They do not give one solitary shit about teams that don't play in Glasgow.
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Post by: Proposition Joe on October 02, 2018, 08:41:58 PM
Watching Bayern vs Ajax - Ajax play some really nice stuff.  That used to be "dog bites man" back in the day, but not so much recently and I'm quite pleasantly surprised.
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Post by: UK Redsox on October 03, 2018, 08:15:52 PM
Wembley pitch looks terrible.
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Post by: UK Redsox on October 03, 2018, 08:28:32 PM
Brilliant goal from Rakitic
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Post by: papa lazarou on October 03, 2018, 08:34:32 PM
I've got Barcelona on BT on the telly and the baggies on SkyGo on the laptop - very difficult to distinguish between them.
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Post by: Chris Jameson on October 03, 2018, 08:37:29 PM
I think when Messi finally hangs up his boots I’ll stop watching football. We’re lucky to be able to watch him.
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Post by: Nev on October 03, 2018, 09:06:29 PM
I think when Messi finally hangs up his boots I’ll stop watching football. We’re lucky to be able to watch him.

Having watched so much dross lately I was off the sofa for that second goal.
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Post by: papa lazarou on October 03, 2018, 09:10:53 PM
He's just hit the post twice.
Now a great goal from Kane.
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Post by: ktvillan on October 03, 2018, 09:12:14 PM
Barca were tearing Spurs a new one, hit the post twice then Kane scores a cracker.
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Post by: Chris Jameson on October 03, 2018, 09:13:07 PM
Football can be enjoyable, who knew?
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Post by: Lizz on October 03, 2018, 09:15:38 PM
1-3 now.
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Post by: papa lazarou on October 03, 2018, 09:15:53 PM
Messi scores, it's beautiful stuff.
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Post by: dave shelley on October 03, 2018, 09:26:02 PM
2-3 now.
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Post by: Lizz on October 03, 2018, 09:48:30 PM
2-4 now. Messi's second goal.
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Post by: ktvillan on October 03, 2018, 09:50:22 PM
Both Messi's goals involved stepover dummies from Suarez who knew where Messi would be .  It's almost as if they practise it.
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Post by: Lizz on October 03, 2018, 09:53:10 PM
Napoli just scored.
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Post by: olaftab on October 03, 2018, 10:00:25 PM
Both Messi's goals involved stepover dummies from Suarez who knew where Messi would be .  It's almost as if they practise it.
The more they practice the luckier they get.
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Post by: john e on October 03, 2018, 10:06:47 PM
Napoli scoring a late winner against Liverpool

it's becoming the perfect day
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Post by: lovejoy on October 03, 2018, 10:33:12 PM
Napoli deserved that too, much the better team.
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Post by: wittonwarrior on October 04, 2018, 02:21:11 AM
Got to say following Liverpool’s poor performance it shows the difference with klopp’s security as manager that he fully appreciated publicly the shortcomings   By the way kick in the teeth them 2 baggies goals
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Post by: Clampy on October 04, 2018, 09:01:02 AM
It'll be interesting to see if Leicester recall Harvey Barnes back in January, his goal last night was pretty impressive. He looks a very good player.
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Post by: Drummond on October 04, 2018, 01:21:07 PM
Both Messi's goals involved stepover dummies from Suarez who knew where Messi would be .  It's almost as if they practise it.
The more they practice the luckier they get.

Sorcery and witchcraft I tell you.
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Post by: footyskillz on October 05, 2018, 07:52:18 PM
I'll go out and say it Brighton to beat West ham
Too much talk in West ham and pundits carra and Neville saying have one of best front 3s in league .

With that being case and that they won't have enough defense capabilities.
Plus the West ham back line won't cope with Murray .

These over hyping of west ham on fnf is annoying
Only the good teams win four in a row. Let's see shall we.
Brighton far stronger at home than away .

Come on Brighton !
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Post by: olaftab on October 05, 2018, 08:21:21 PM
It'll be interesting to see if Leicester recall Harvey Barnes back in January, his goal last night was pretty impressive. He looks a very good player.
They must. They are short of errr... players.
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Post by: Richard on October 06, 2018, 12:22:40 PM
Looking forward to Leeds v Brentford
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Post by: Toronto Villa on October 06, 2018, 12:56:28 PM
There really is nothing special about Leeds or Brentford. However what is markedly different about both is that they are both structured, disciplined and appear to have a way the want to play. The teams act as units playing close to each other versus miles apart looking like strangers.

And what do enjoy about Brentford is that they always try and take the game to the opponent. No fear. No soak up pressure bollocks. They won’t win all their games due to overall quality but their attitude is always spot on and wanting to play in the opponents half. Versus that tosser Bruce who constantly sent us out looking to sneak something. Useless fucker.
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Post by: London Villan on October 06, 2018, 01:00:14 PM
The speed with which they play is also a million times faster than us.
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Post by: Toronto Villa on October 06, 2018, 01:05:32 PM
The speed with which they play is also a million times faster than us.

Oh we are absolutely pedestrian by comparison. On paper we have so much more overall talent than both and that’s with our defence being depleted. Bruce just squeezed the life out of us. The record of our forwards is abysmal. We some £100m worth of talent on the books who have barely taken any shots let alone scored goals in the past few months.
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Post by: CT on October 06, 2018, 01:23:14 PM
Brentford looking very decent against Leeds.

No fear, no cowardice, they just get on with what they practice, and as mentioned above, play at a speed that is completely alien to us.
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Post by: Chris Jameson on October 06, 2018, 01:48:11 PM
Looking forward to Leeds v Brentford

How low has this great club sunk etc.
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Post by: VillaAlways on October 06, 2018, 02:18:21 PM
Leeds equalise
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Post by: Proposition Joe on October 06, 2018, 02:26:08 PM
I'm sure it's been said before, but Bailey Peacock-Farell really, really ought to play in a top hat and monocle.
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Post by: Richard on October 06, 2018, 03:09:55 PM
Bacuna scores at West Brom ha ha
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Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 06, 2018, 03:36:33 PM
You remember that fabulous 2-0 win we had against the mighty Rotherham that the former manager raved about?  Well Blues are 2-0 up agsindtvthem already.  Which must make Blues some kind of Champions League contenders.
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Post by: CT on October 06, 2018, 04:41:34 PM
Albion must be really regretting their decision to go with an inexperienced manager rather than someone who's been there and done it in the Championship.
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Post by: dave shelley on October 06, 2018, 04:57:39 PM
Watch out for Gylfi Sigurdsson's goal against Leicester.  What a good player he is.
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Post by: Toronto Villa on October 06, 2018, 05:16:52 PM
Fuck me. Wolves have the same amount of points as us having played 4 games less. Oh they’re in the PL.
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Post by: VillaAlways on October 06, 2018, 05:40:16 PM
Man U 2-0 down in under 10 mins
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Post by: CT on October 06, 2018, 05:40:36 PM
On the plus side, Manchester United are worse than us!!
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Post by: Newby on October 06, 2018, 05:41:19 PM
Man Yoo two down at home after 10 minutes to the barcodes.
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Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on October 06, 2018, 06:12:24 PM
On the plus side, Manchester United are worse than us!!

But in the division above us.

Still funny though!
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Post by: Damo70 on October 06, 2018, 06:17:18 PM
I might take my wife to Manchester next weekend. I think there is going to be a suite available at The Lowry Hotel.
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Post by: Risso on October 06, 2018, 06:48:56 PM
I might take my wife to Manchester next weekend. I think there is going to be a suite available at The Lowry Hotel.

I was in the Radisson Blu Edwardian in Manchester when QPR were staying there after they'd just sacked Mark Hughes.  His was the only free room there, as Ricky Hatton was fighting in Manchester that night.  The suites are nicer there than the Lowry by the way.  Man City players and managers tend to be in the Radisson, with the Utd contingent in the Lowry.
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Post by: Damo70 on October 06, 2018, 07:18:39 PM
3-2 United in the 90th minute. Mixed feelings amongst the United fans who were hoping Jose would be gone by tonight I would guess.
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Post by: Ads on October 06, 2018, 07:31:08 PM
Coventry are fucking gimps. Singing shit on the Villa inside London Bridge the fucking whoppers.
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Post by: TopDeck113 on October 06, 2018, 07:33:45 PM
Alexis Sanchez: Mourinho's Mark Robbins?
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Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on October 06, 2018, 07:35:01 PM
Alexis Sanchez: Mourinho's Mark Robbins?

I hope not!
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Post by: SoccerHQ on October 06, 2018, 07:55:08 PM
Manchester United's next 6 fixtures:

Chelsea (a)
Juventus (h)
Everton (h)
Juventus (a)
Bournemouth (a)
Man. City (a)

He won't make December.

Their game tonight was pretty much our game v Preston if Whelan had slotted in our pen. Wouldn't suddenly have meant we'd have gone on a 10 match winning streak under SB, we'd probably still have lost today for instance.
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Post by: Toronto Villa on October 06, 2018, 10:37:27 PM
3-2 United in the 90th minute. Mixed feelings amongst the United fans who were hoping Jose would be gone by tonight I would guess.

If only they had Glenn Whelan...
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 07, 2018, 12:26:20 AM
There is a decent chance that by the end of October Wolves will match or surpass our entire points total from our last PL season.
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Post by: Damo70 on October 07, 2018, 02:41:59 PM
Fulham 1 Arsenal 5. "That's the Premier League for you". I find it quite depressing that our future might be a choice of bobbing around in the Championship or being beaten every week in the top flight.
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Post by: Damo70 on October 07, 2018, 02:46:07 PM
Coventry are fucking gimps. Singing shit on the Villa inside London Bridge the fucking whoppers.

They are desperate for us to care about them. Over the years they have tried to get a rivalry going with us, the noses, Albion and Leicester but nobody gives a toss about them one way or the other and they know it and it kills them.
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Post by: Deano's Mullet on October 07, 2018, 04:05:33 PM
Southampton Chelsea another of those mismatched PL games mentioned earlier. 3-0 now. And then it's the game of the century if you believe Sky.
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Post by: Ads on October 07, 2018, 04:19:20 PM
That 3rd goal was very good.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 07, 2018, 04:48:44 PM
I'm watching Liverpool v Manchester City. I reckon the top three this season will be City, Liverpool and Chelsea in that order.
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Post by: Nev on October 07, 2018, 05:10:44 PM
It's a dog of a game.
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Post by: Proposition Joe on October 07, 2018, 05:20:17 PM
It's a dog of a game.

A stinker and no mistake.
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Post by: Villa Lew on October 07, 2018, 06:28:45 PM
A stinker of a penalty from Mahrez
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Post by: SoccerHQ on October 07, 2018, 06:37:10 PM
A stinker of a penalty from Mahrez

He's awful at them, I remember even Bunn saved one from him in the relegation season!

Pretty frustrating to see him step up when you've put 20 quid on penalty being first goal of the game...
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Post by: wittonwarrior on October 07, 2018, 06:59:21 PM
Even bang average Sheffield  Wednesday manage a decent away win at Bristol City.  Shows how far we are falling behind.
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Post by: Damo70 on October 07, 2018, 08:46:11 PM
Even bang average Sheffield  Wednesday manage a decent away win at Bristol City.  Shows how far we are falling behind.

I think Bristol City have peaked and hit their ceiling already. I don't think they will be troubling the top eight or so this season.
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Post by: tomd2103 on October 07, 2018, 11:31:27 PM
Fulham 1 Arsenal 5. "That's the Premier League for you". I find it quite depressing that our future might be a choice of bobbing around in the Championship or being beaten every week in the top flight.

Just seen the highlights in MOTD2 and it looks like they got ripped a new one.  Thought they would make a decent fist of it in the top flight, but then they started last season slowly if I recall correctly.
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Post by: Risso on October 08, 2018, 09:39:04 AM
Fulham 1 Arsenal 5. "That's the Premier League for you". I find it quite depressing that our future might be a choice of bobbing around in the Championship or being beaten every week in the top flight.

Just seen the highlights in MOTD2 and it looks like they got ripped a new one.  Thought they would make a decent fist of it in the top flight, but then they started last season slowly if I recall correctly.

Wolves are doing OK though.  A bit better than OK unfortunately.  Fulham made the mistake of buying too many players too quickly.
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Post by: Damo70 on October 08, 2018, 01:17:23 PM
Fulham 1 Arsenal 5. "That's the Premier League for you". I find it quite depressing that our future might be a choice of bobbing around in the Championship or being beaten every week in the top flight.

Just seen the highlights in MOTD2 and it looks like they got ripped a new one.  Thought they would make a decent fist of it in the top flight, but then they started last season slowly if I recall correctly.

Wolves are doing OK though.  A bit better than OK unfortunately.  Fulham made the mistake of buying too many players too quickly.

They spent £22 million on Mitrovic, who was absolutely on fire for them in the second part of last season in the Championship, but he never impressed me when he was playing for Newcastle in the Premier League.
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Post by: jwarry on October 08, 2018, 01:40:01 PM
Went to W Brom Reading with a few Reading mates on Saturday.  Don't be fooled by the score, W Brom were terrible first half.  Reading's heads went down after conceding just after the break.  My W Brom mates said it was pretty typical of them this season, not playing great but clinical in front of goal.  I really don't believe there is any outstanding teams this year, if only we could get our act together!
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Post by: Toronto Villa on October 08, 2018, 02:25:32 PM
We have the ability that if we take the lead against almost every other team in this league, and then kept our shape, discipline and kept pressing we would win most of our games. Instead under Bruce very often started flat and conceded or took the lead and sat back. I'm so fucking glad he'd gone.
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Post by: tomd2103 on October 09, 2018, 11:50:59 AM
A stinker of a penalty from Mahrez

He's awful at them, I remember even Bunn saved one from him in the relegation season!

Pretty frustrating to see him step up when you've put 20 quid on penalty being first goal of the game...

According to Mark Chapman on Radio 5 last night, there is only one player in the history of the Premier League with a worse penalty record than Mahrez.  An ex-Villa player .........
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Post by: Damo70 on October 09, 2018, 12:17:42 PM
Went to W Brom Reading with a few Reading mates on Saturday.  Don't be fooled by the score, W Brom were terrible first half.  Reading's heads went down after conceding just after the break.  My W Brom mates said it was pretty typical of them this season, not playing great but clinical in front of goal.  I really don't believe there is any outstanding teams this year, if only we could get our act together!


Albion played a blinder getting Gayle from Newcastle and lumbering the Geordies with Rondon in exchange. I thought at the time Albion were getting the better end of the deal and I am being proven right. I have rated Gayle since he was at Palace and he will certainly excel at Championship level.
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Post by: Villafirst on October 11, 2018, 08:35:24 PM
Mcginn looking good in the Israel vs Scotland game. Scots lead 1-0
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: CT on October 11, 2018, 08:49:17 PM
James Chester coming on for the second half of the game against Spain.

Bubble wrap please.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 11, 2018, 08:55:32 PM
Bjarni scored against France.
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Post by: Newby on October 11, 2018, 09:11:48 PM
I see McGinn is playing tonight for Scotland, I thought he was injured.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Bad English on October 11, 2018, 09:51:23 PM
France were 2-0 down but have pulled one back with five minutes left. Mbappe.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 11, 2018, 09:52:08 PM
I know you're pleased France have scored, but there's no need to start singing bloody Hansen songs.
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Post by: Villafirst on October 11, 2018, 09:52:43 PM
I see McGinn is playing tonight for Scotland, I thought he was injured.

He overcame a knock from the Millwall game. Generally played well tonight.
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Post by: Bad English on October 11, 2018, 09:52:50 PM
Ha ha!
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Post by: Bad English on October 11, 2018, 09:53:44 PM
Penalty for France! Handball
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Bad English on October 11, 2018, 09:54:11 PM
M'bop scores. 2-2.
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Post by: Villafirst on October 11, 2018, 10:13:08 PM
A brilliant goal from Bjarnason,  superb side foot shot from 20 yards...
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ian J on October 11, 2018, 10:16:19 PM
I know you're pleased France have scored, but there's no need to start singing bloody Hansen songs.
Ha ha Funny! That got me that did.
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Post by: Damo70 on October 11, 2018, 10:25:38 PM
I had a 25/1 fivefold on Turkey, Spain, Serbia, Romania and Israel. Turkey could only draw at home to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: JD on October 12, 2018, 01:24:51 AM
I know you're pleased France have scored, but there's no need to start singing bloody Hansen songs.

Bravo Sir, excellent and funny post.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Bad English on October 12, 2018, 05:09:35 AM
Agreed.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 12, 2018, 11:06:31 AM
I know you're pleased France have scored, but there's no need to start singing bloody Hansen songs.

Nice to see my World Cup joke being recycled. ;)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Hillbilly on October 12, 2018, 11:30:27 AM
Just watched Usain Bolt’s goals here in Australia, albeit against amateurs. Ross McCormack also scores but man alive what a useless lazy git in general.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 12, 2018, 11:47:39 AM
Just watched Usain Bolt’s goals here in Australia, albeit against amateurs. Ross McCormack also scores but man alive what a useless lazy git in general.

Usain bolts out of the starting blocks and McCormack just bolts down his food.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Bad English on October 12, 2018, 02:06:38 PM
Just watched Usain Bolt’s goals here in Australia, albeit against amateurs. Ross McCormack also scores but man alive what a useless lazy git in general.

Usain bolts out of the starting blocks and McCormack just bolts down his food.
McCormack has problems with bolts in general.
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 12, 2018, 04:50:28 PM
Only just seen that the England game tonight is being played behind closed doors.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 12, 2018, 05:24:36 PM
Yeah, due to large numbers of Croat fans being Nazi arseholes.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 12, 2018, 06:14:24 PM
Elmo has scored against eSwatini.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Richard on October 12, 2018, 06:21:03 PM
That's Swaziland in case like me you were wondering ! Thanks Google.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 12, 2018, 06:22:39 PM
I think you mean Switzerland.

"Swaziland", ha ha!

Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 12, 2018, 06:47:36 PM
Only just seen that the England game tonight is being played behind closed doors.

The should have picked a team full of Small Heath's English born players who have experience of playing in front of a mainly empty stadium.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Richard on October 12, 2018, 07:01:22 PM
I think you mean Switzerland.

"Swaziland", ha ha!



What's amusing you CD it's an African Nations qualifier !?
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 12, 2018, 07:03:22 PM
Sorry, a silly joke I stole from "Shooting Stars".
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Richard on October 12, 2018, 07:12:21 PM
Oh yeah of course ha ha
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 12, 2018, 07:18:55 PM
...and Kodjia has scored against the imaginatively-named Central African Republic.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 12, 2018, 09:37:37 PM
...and Kodjia has scored against the imaginatively-named Central African Republic.

There has to be an African CAR reverser joke in there somewhere.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 12, 2018, 09:53:12 PM
I had a nice 6/1 fourfold on Greece, Finland, Belgium and Austria.

It really isn't the same watching a game live on TV that is being played in an empty stadium is it? Apparently the official attendance was 150 VIPs.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on October 12, 2018, 10:10:36 PM
Strange times. I didn't recognise majority of the England players on the pitch or who they play for at Club level. Stadium looked very similar to the Sty.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Clampy on October 13, 2018, 09:45:35 AM
I had a nice 6/1 fourfold on Greece, Finland, Belgium and Austria.

It really isn't the same watching a game live on TV that is being played in an empty stadium is it? Apparently the official attendance was 150 VIPs.

I quite enjoyed it actually. It made a change from hearing that stupid band or seeing that fat bloke with his top off (who's a nice chap as it happens).
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa Lew on October 13, 2018, 12:45:41 PM
The few minutes Jadon Sancho was on the pitch, I was impressed. What's the matter with Harry, 6 England games now without a goal, in open play it's longer than that.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 13, 2018, 12:48:07 PM
The few minutes Jadon Sancho was on the pitch, I was impressed. What's the matter with Harry, 6 England games now without a goal, in open play it's longer than that.

It is a lot for him to carry both Spurs and England when it comes to goal scoring.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 13, 2018, 05:22:25 PM
I had a nice 6/1 fourfold on Greece, Finland, Belgium and Austria.

It really isn't the same watching a game live on TV that is being played in an empty stadium is it? Apparently the official attendance was 150 VIPs.


I am on fire this weekend. I copped a nice 16/1 fourfold on Barnsley, Burton, Coventry and Fleetwood today and still have another fourfold on tonights international games to go.

And the good times continue. Tonight I copped a 14/1 fourfold on Portugal, Russia, Montenegro and Israel.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 13, 2018, 06:29:15 PM
Gibraltar's international record... played 22, lost 22.

Currently one up in Armenia. Twenty minutes to go.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VILLA MOLE on October 13, 2018, 06:46:09 PM
Gibraltar's international record... played 22, lost 22.

Currently one up in Armenia. Twenty minutes to go.

come on the Gibraltarians
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 13, 2018, 06:55:03 PM
They've done it! The apes will be dancing in the streets tonight.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 13, 2018, 06:56:12 PM
In honour of their victory we should play their national anthem
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 13, 2018, 06:57:12 PM
Funny you should say that, apparently the Armenians accidentally played the Liechtenstein anthem for them.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dorsetvillian on October 13, 2018, 07:03:10 PM
Went to see Bridport Town v Falmouth in the FA Vase. 7-0 to Falmouth. Paul McGrath son plays for Bridport. Came off injured after 20 minutes with the score 0-0. He is a spitting image of his dad. Spoke to him at half time about his Dad and Villa.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 13, 2018, 08:29:52 PM
Bolasie is the latest Villa player to score. Only a late consolation though as the place where they drink M'Bongo lost at home to Zimbabwe.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: tomd2103 on October 15, 2018, 09:16:58 AM
I see TSM is working his magic again, accompanied by the kind of nonsense he usually spouts when things aren't going well. 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 15, 2018, 12:11:12 PM
I can't believe the lack of talent available to Scotland these days. In the late seventies and into the mid eighties the likes of Dalglish, Souness, Hansen, Evans, McNaught, Bremner, Frank Gray, Robertson, Burns, Miller, McLeish, Archibald, Burley, Wark, Brazil, Sharp and Gray were all playing for teams that won domestic and European trophies.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave shelley on October 15, 2018, 01:21:34 PM
I've made the point before Damo about Scottish football being the backbone of English football since the game was first played in the format we all grew up with.

The majority of clubs in England would consistently have three or more Scots in their first teams with many more coming through subsequent reserve and youth teams.

I feel very sad at the demise of Scottish footballing standards today, I've seen some wonderful Scottish players in my time and not all of them played for the Villa.

I could start listing them here but the list would be so long and become boring.

Just so no one thinks I've come over all Caledonian, most of their goalkeepers have always been shite.  😉
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: tomd2103 on October 15, 2018, 02:39:56 PM
I can't believe the lack of talent available to Scotland these days. In the late seventies and into the mid eighties the likes of Dalglish, Souness, Hansen, Evans, McNaught, Bremner, Frank Gray, Robertson, Burns, Miller, McLeish, Archibald, Burley, Wark, Brazil, Sharp and Gray were all playing for teams that won domestic and European trophies.

They were discussing the very same topic with a Scottish journo on Talksport earlier.  There was a line though about TSM that summed him up for me - "Scotland have two quality left backs, neither of which are playing left back under the current manager"!!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on October 15, 2018, 02:55:25 PM
Just so no one thinks I've come over all Caledonian, most of their goalkeepers have always been shite.  😉

I'm struggling to think of the last decent Scottish goalkeeper. David Harvey?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on October 15, 2018, 03:58:41 PM
I did chuckle at MON's football being described as “primitive”. He disagreed and no doubt thought his team played "scintillating" football.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: CT on October 15, 2018, 08:15:09 PM
England 2 up in Spain!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VillaAlways on October 15, 2018, 08:23:54 PM
3-0
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Nev on October 15, 2018, 08:24:09 PM
3 nil. And 3 brilliant goals.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mrfuse on October 15, 2018, 08:25:13 PM
This is brilliant especially after sky were continuously waxing lyrical about Spain before the game.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: john e on October 15, 2018, 08:26:12 PM
England playing like Spain in Spain
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PaulWinch again on October 15, 2018, 08:35:57 PM
Amazing stuff.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Monty on October 15, 2018, 08:43:44 PM
I love Southgate.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VILLA MOLE on October 15, 2018, 08:49:59 PM
I hope we keep the momentum . they are shit scared of our forwards
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: London Villan on October 15, 2018, 08:54:04 PM
Moving the ball quickly in the opposition half. Good stuff.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Pete3206 on October 15, 2018, 09:00:30 PM
England will lose this.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Newby on October 15, 2018, 09:15:56 PM
Cracking game. The referee has clearly never played football, that tackle by Maguire was a great tackle. England working really hard.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VILLA MOLE on October 15, 2018, 09:32:11 PM
they are a bit grumpy theses Spaniards tee hee
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Newby on October 15, 2018, 09:33:54 PM
Walker and Gomez have been good.  I usually hate watching England but this has been great. Very brave of Southgate to play Winks and Gomez from the start.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 15, 2018, 09:52:01 PM
0 shots in the second half, Southgate out!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Exeter 77 on October 15, 2018, 09:52:12 PM
Possibly England's best competitive away performance since Munich in September 2001 and they still contrived to concede with the last touch of the game.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on October 15, 2018, 09:55:56 PM
The referee has clearly never played football, that tackle by Maguire was a great tackle.
Obviously he hasn't as he saw nothing wrong with Pickford's "tackle".
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Goldie.7 on October 15, 2018, 11:28:26 PM
0 shots in the second half, Southgate out!

Or 3 shots on target the entire game, clinical as fuck!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: rob_bridge on October 16, 2018, 09:47:56 PM
Martin O’Neil doing a great job.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on October 16, 2018, 09:54:52 PM
Gibraltar on fire can't stop winning.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Bad English on October 16, 2018, 10:02:45 PM
France still official and unofficial world champions after coming from behind to beat Germany 2-1.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: London Villan on October 16, 2018, 10:04:05 PM
Martin O’Neil doing a great job.

He'll flounce out just before the eve of a tournament... if they ever qualify again.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 17, 2018, 11:25:10 AM
Martin O’Neil doing a great job.

He'll flounce out just before the eve of a tournament... if they ever qualify again.


I don't know what they are saying in the Irish media but I haven't heard much criticism of MON in the English media. He must be under some pressure though as things are clearly not going well.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 20, 2018, 02:30:27 PM
Mourinho in losing it on the touchline shocker.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Toronto Villa on October 20, 2018, 02:33:19 PM
Mourinho in losing it on the touchline shocker.

One of the Chelsea coaches giving it to him twice in the Man U technical area isn’t on though.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 20, 2018, 02:33:37 PM
Franco's boys lost at home to Levante. 😂
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa Lew on October 20, 2018, 02:38:34 PM
Those who are saying the United players are not happy playing for Jose, that was not evident today. On their 2nd half performance United did not deserve to lose.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 20, 2018, 03:23:03 PM
I usually have a bet on 2-2 for live games as the odds are always decent and it adds some interest for most of the game usually. I did it for last night's game but not the early game today between Chelsea and United.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Stu on October 20, 2018, 05:01:14 PM
Those who are saying the United players are not happy playing for Jose, that was not evident today. On their 2nd half performance United did not deserve to lose.

I'm gutted for them. Gutted.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 20, 2018, 05:04:47 PM
I know it’s not the done thing but Monk is doing an unbelievable job with that shower.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 20, 2018, 05:07:55 PM
Oh my word I’ve just seen that Watford have interrupted Wolverhampton’s champions League surge.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 20, 2018, 05:49:31 PM
Kippax, when I was watching the results come in I thought exactly the same things you posted regarding Wolves and Small Heath. Also, Fulham are in the bottom three with the worst goal difference in the top flight.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Richard E on October 20, 2018, 06:30:46 PM
Those who are saying the United players are not happy playing for Jose, that was not evident today. On their 2nd half performance United did not deserve to lose.

I'm gutted for them. Gutted.

They didn’t lose!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: steamer on October 20, 2018, 06:59:42 PM
Hobsons choice watching that,
I do not like the players, Pogba. setting the standard. The board should support Mouriniho .
But enough is enough, a plague on both of their houses.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Stu on October 20, 2018, 07:06:02 PM
Those who are saying the United players are not happy playing for Jose, that was not evident today. On their 2nd half performance United did not deserve to lose.

I'm gutted for them. Gutted.

They didn’t lose!

Yeah, just seen that. I am gutted now, really.

Wtf kind of post is the OP anyway??
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cheltenhamlion on October 20, 2018, 07:53:49 PM
Oh my word I’ve just seen that Watford have interrupted Wolverhampton’s champions League surge.

Made twice as delicious by the cricket score in Wolves favour the train c***s were bashing on about earlier.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: LeeB on October 20, 2018, 08:25:03 PM
Oh my word I’ve just seen that Watford have interrupted Wolverhampton’s champions League surge.

Made twice as delicious by the cricket score in Wolves favour the train c***s were bashing on about earlier.

They lost? Is that allowed? The Beverley Sisters will be turning in their graves
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VILLA MOLE on October 20, 2018, 09:25:08 PM
Oh my word I’ve just seen that Watford have interrupted Wolverhampton’s champions League surge.



must be some mistake
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Stu on October 20, 2018, 09:30:37 PM
Just looked at the Prem table. Newcastle bottom with zero wins and two draws from nine games. They're still a clusterfuck.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villan For Life on October 20, 2018, 09:38:19 PM
Oh my word I’ve just seen that Watford have interrupted Wolverhampton’s champions League surge.

Made twice as delicious by the cricket score in Wolves favour the train c***s were bashing on about earlier.

They lost? Is that allowed? The Beverley Sisters will be turning in their graves

Real Wolverhampton have had their bubble well and truly burst. Hopefully they will crawl back under their Dingle rock now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 20, 2018, 11:47:29 PM
Oh my word I’ve just seen that Watford have interrupted Wolverhampton’s champions League surge.

Made twice as delicious by the cricket score in Wolves favour the train c***s were bashing on about earlier.

They lost? Is that allowed? The Beverley Sisters will be turning in their graves

Real Wolverhampton have had their bubble well and truly burst. Hopefully they will crawl back under their Dingle rock now.

10,000 more at a mid table championship game than Real Wolves.  Ten thousand!  Build that bigger toilet bowl I dare you cnuts!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villafirst on October 21, 2018, 01:34:12 PM
Good to see Fulham heading back to the Championship with the joint worst defensive record in the Premier League. Be good if we bypass them at the end of the season!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 21, 2018, 01:52:31 PM
Good to see Fulham heading back to the Championship with the joint worst defensive record in the Premier League. Be good if we bypass them at the end of the season!

I can't deny that that thought crossed my mind last night. The media are already suggesting the managers job is under threat.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave shelley on October 21, 2018, 01:54:43 PM
Calling Steve Bruce...he's got experience y'know.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VillaAlways on October 21, 2018, 02:03:20 PM
Calling Steve Bruce...he's got experience y'know.
Please let it happen
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 21, 2018, 02:04:22 PM
Calling Steve Bruce...he's got experience y'know.

Which part of Portugal is Bruce's villa in and how are the local football team doing this season?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 21, 2018, 03:30:54 PM
Could see Bruce ending up at Stoke.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: CT on October 21, 2018, 03:38:25 PM
Calling Steve Bruce...he's got experience y'know.
Please let it happen

Agreed. Any set of fans that use clappers for every home game deserves relegation in my book.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Toronto Villa on October 21, 2018, 03:38:40 PM
Could see Bruce ending up at Stoke.

A match made in heaven. An industrial backwards manager for an industrial backwards football club.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 21, 2018, 03:39:38 PM
I had a bet on Rangers to win 3-1 away at Hamilton at 10/1. Rangers scored a fourth goal to make it 1-4 in the 94th f***ing minute.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 21, 2018, 03:45:17 PM
Could see Bruce ending up at Stoke.

They have already endured Lambert and might indeed have to endure Bruce. Then if/when Bruce fails, by that time the way things are going with Scotland McLeish would be available and in with a chance of the Stoke job!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Nev on October 21, 2018, 04:02:30 PM
I had a bet on Rangers to win 3-1 away at Hamilton at 10/1. Rangers scored a fourth goal to make it 1-4 in the 94th f***ing minute.

Serves you right for backing the Zombies.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 21, 2018, 04:13:52 PM
I had a bet on Rangers to win 3-1 away at Hamilton at 10/1. Rangers scored a fourth goal to make it 1-4 in the 94th f***ing minute.

https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/for-the-public/Safer-gambling/Consumer-guides/Betting/Understanding-the-cash-out-option.aspx
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on October 21, 2018, 04:24:12 PM
Calling Steve Bruce...he's got experience y'know.
Don't forget the 4 promotions but do ignore many relegations and promotion failures.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Deano's Mullet on October 21, 2018, 04:25:38 PM
Since we went down I haven't watched too many premier League games but generally when I do it's a mismatch game where a no hoper is comfortably beaten by a moneybags team or a game like Palace Everton that's on now - nothing happening and no atmosphere. Best league in the world apparently.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 21, 2018, 06:58:22 PM
I had a bet on Rangers to win 3-1 away at Hamilton at 10/1. Rangers scored a fourth goal to make it 1-4 in the 94th f***ing minute.

https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/for-the-public/Safer-gambling/Consumer-guides/Betting/Understanding-the-cash-out-option.aspx


I don't bet on line and I don't bet in play. I also don't bet in large amounts. I don't bet larger amounts after I have lost to try to recoup my losses and I don't bet larger amounts after I have won by kidding myself I am 'on a roll'. Ten years of managing betting shops taught me to avoid the pitfalls regarding gambling. It is just a shame that three years of managing a pub didn't teach me about the pitfalls of drinking too much. I had to find that one out the hard way.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dante Lavelli on October 21, 2018, 07:04:34 PM
Martin O’Neil doing a great job.

He'll flounce out just before the eve of a tournament... if they ever qualify again.


I don't know what they are saying in the Irish media but I haven't heard much criticism of MON in the English media. He must be under some pressure though as things are clearly not going well.

Listened to the Totally Football Podcast a few weeks back and they were criticising him for, wait for it, not promoting enough youngsters.  Apparently a few footballers have been eligible to play for ireland but MON has not played them and other countries have 'signed' them up. 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Sexual Ealing on October 21, 2018, 09:52:44 PM
I had a bet on Rangers to win 3-1 away at Hamilton at 10/1. Rangers scored a fourth goal to make it 1-4 in the 94th f***ing minute.

https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/for-the-public/Safer-gambling/Consumer-guides/Betting/Understanding-the-cash-out-option.aspx


I don't bet on line and I don't bet in play. I also don't bet in large amounts. I don't bet larger amounts after I have lost to try to recoup my losses and I don't bet larger amounts after I have won by kidding myself I am 'on a roll'. Ten years of managing betting shops taught me to avoid the pitfalls regarding gambling. It is just a shame that three years of managing a pub didn't teach me about the pitfalls of drinking too much. I had to find that one out the hard way.

Bloody hell Damo, I hope you live near the bookies.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ian J on October 21, 2018, 10:16:41 PM
Could see Bruce ending up at Stoke.
And in 2 years time Stoke fans reading that Guardian report from his Mackem days.....
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa Lew on October 22, 2018, 12:07:24 PM
I had a bet on Rangers to win 3-1 away at Hamilton at 10/1. Rangers scored a fourth goal to make it 1-4 in the 94th f***ing minute.

https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/for-the-public/Safer-gambling/Consumer-guides/Betting/Understanding-the-cash-out-option.aspx


I don't bet on line and I don't bet in play. I also don't bet in large amounts. I don't bet larger amounts after I have lost to try to recoup my losses and I don't bet larger amounts after I have won by kidding myself I am 'on a roll'. Ten years of managing betting shops taught me to avoid the pitfalls regarding gambling. It is just a shame that three years of managing a pub didn't teach me about the pitfalls of drinking too much. I had to find that one out the hard way.

If they win the next election, Labour are planning to ban betting adverts during live sports coverage, which I believe is right. In fact I think there should be a total ban on gambling adverts. I've seen too many programmes, where people's lives have been ruined through gambling.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 22, 2018, 05:35:40 PM
I have always thought gambling was the most financially crippling addiction. Generally speaking there is a limit to how much anyone can drink or how much drugs they can take so there is a limit to how much they will spend on those things. Obviously in extreme cases people have lost everything due to drink and/or drugs but I would suggest that out of those three vices gambling addiction will financially ruin you quicker than the other two.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Des Little on October 22, 2018, 08:48:43 PM
If Fulham, Newcastle and West Ham went down and we get up I’d die a happy man.  Probably through drinking champagne.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: CT on October 22, 2018, 09:31:29 PM
That third Arsenal goal.....wow!!!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: papa lazarou on October 22, 2018, 09:44:26 PM
The speed and passing accuracy of Arsenal is quite scary.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 23, 2018, 11:17:55 AM
I had Arsenal to win 3-2 at 18/1.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: pauliewalnuts on October 23, 2018, 11:45:28 AM
I had a bet on Rangers to win 3-1 away at Hamilton at 10/1. Rangers scored a fourth goal to make it 1-4 in the 94th f***ing minute.

https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/for-the-public/Safer-gambling/Consumer-guides/Betting/Understanding-the-cash-out-option.aspx


I don't bet on line and I don't bet in play. I also don't bet in large amounts. I don't bet larger amounts after I have lost to try to recoup my losses and I don't bet larger amounts after I have won by kidding myself I am 'on a roll'. Ten years of managing betting shops taught me to avoid the pitfalls regarding gambling. It is just a shame that three years of managing a pub didn't teach me about the pitfalls of drinking too much. I had to find that one out the hard way.

If they win the next election, Labour are planning to ban betting adverts during live sports coverage, which I believe is right. In fact I think there should be a total ban on gambling adverts. I've seen too many programmes, where people's lives have been ruined through gambling.

I make my living in the gambling industry, so am somewhat biased, but even I agree that television gambling advertising has got out of control.

Unfortunately, it's the greed of the industry itself which has them into this position. They couldn't pass up a chance to maximise FOBT income, for example by doing things like opening more and more high street branches to get around the four machine limit per shop. That had the result of focusing more attention on the product.

Similarly, they've allowed sports betting adverts to swallow up great chunks of TV time and are just inviting more trouble on themselves.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on October 23, 2018, 06:14:08 PM
I love that little reminder at the end of gambling adverts "gamble responsibly". Now there is an oxymoron if ever there was one.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 24, 2018, 08:13:03 PM
Albion losing at home and Brentford seem to be doing well in deans absence.  Well they’re 3-0 down at Preston.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Nev on October 24, 2018, 08:13:30 PM
Watching Sandwell on Sky, there's a chap called Malone playing for Derby who's originally from Rowley. Prior to kick-off the commentator asked if he was Albion or Wolves. He's neither, he's Villa. Good lad.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Flamingo Lane on October 24, 2018, 08:16:55 PM
Watching Sandwell on Sky, there's a chap called Malone playing for Derby who's originally from Rowley. Prior to kick-off the commentator asked if he was Albion or Wolves. He's neither, he's Villa. Good lad.

Yes, I heard that, and let out a huge cheer.  Then a minute later Albion went one down, courtesy of a back pass that Brendan Batson would have been proud of.

Now 2-0.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 24, 2018, 08:17:04 PM
Smethwick 2-0 down at home.  Eddie said this league would be easy.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: sickbeggar on October 24, 2018, 08:22:28 PM
results seem to be going our way-ish atm. if you're looking up the league and not down obviously
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Richard on October 24, 2018, 08:39:10 PM
As things stand we are 8 off auto promotion and 6 off play offs - need to string a few wins together if we are serious about going up this season - 32 games still left though.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: CT on October 24, 2018, 08:39:37 PM
Chance to go top of the Championship.

Thousands of empty seats.

Grumbling and some booing after 25 minutes.

Worth noting the next time we're called fickle.

#FTA
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on October 24, 2018, 08:44:49 PM
We'renot going up this season because we will have played half a season without a functioning defence.You might get away with that if you are regularly knocking in three or four goals a game. But we show do sign of doing that.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: sickbeggar on October 24, 2018, 08:49:15 PM
We'renot going up this season because we will have played half a season without a functioning defence.You might get away with that if you are regularly knocking in three or four goals a game. But we show do sign of doing that.


Tend to agree. For the life of me whatever i thought of nan's hair's ability, i never thought he would leave us in the position we are squad-wise. Completely lost the plot.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy65 on October 24, 2018, 08:55:47 PM
Derby look really good. Fast free flowing footy with youth at it’s heart with Huddlestone orchestrating from the middle. Always thought Lampard would be a good manager and whilst it’s very early days, I’m impressed with the way they are set up. Really entertaining stuff

It’s two nil and it could be 5

Hopefully Deano can get us playing similarly in time
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Stu on October 24, 2018, 09:12:02 PM
3-0 to Derby. Against the run of play a bit, but great finish and a dreadful time to concede for Albion.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: nodge on October 24, 2018, 09:21:35 PM
Boro fans booed their team off the pitch last night because they only got a point....which took them top of the league. We're the only fickle fans though.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Stu on October 24, 2018, 09:31:11 PM
4-0 Derby. This is a pumping.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 24, 2018, 09:31:40 PM
The Villa fan from Rowley makes it 4-0 simply beautiful.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 24, 2018, 09:32:48 PM
Eddie the football in this league is awful.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Flamingo Lane on October 24, 2018, 09:33:10 PM
The Villa fan from Rowley makes it 4-0 simply beautiful.

He's had a storming game.  Well done son.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 24, 2018, 09:34:39 PM
I love it how Moore bought on Tyrone Mears for Kieron Gibbs.  He’s lost the plot.  Bruce will be there before Christmas.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: saunders_heroes on October 24, 2018, 09:35:27 PM
Boro fans booed their team off the pitch last night because they only got a point....which took them top of the league. We're the only fickle fans though.

All football fans are fickle. It goes with the territory.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Richard E on October 24, 2018, 09:38:09 PM
I love it how Moore bought on Tyrone Mears for Kieron Gibbs.  He’s lost the plot.  Bruce will be there before Christmas.

Every time I hear one of Darren Moore's post match interviews he sounds like a nice chap but someone who's totally winging it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Stu on October 24, 2018, 09:45:05 PM
1-4 now. Boooooooo
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr-villa on October 24, 2018, 09:54:30 PM
Just looking at last years table after 14 games there was a difference of 13 points between 16th where we are and top.  The gap this year is just 8 points so a much tighter league so far after almost one third of the season played.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 24, 2018, 10:14:29 PM
Just looking at last years table after 14 games there was a difference of 13 points between 16th where we are and top.  The gap this year is just 8 points so a much tighter league so far after almost one third of the season played.


League winners are on course to finish on 85 points so much tighter than last year.

Reality is through mismanagement we've blown a golden chance of automatic promotion. If we still had last years time I'd be pretty confident of top 2. There are no Wolves or Fulham standard teams in this league this season.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: papa lazarou on October 24, 2018, 10:34:19 PM
I love it how Moore bought on Tyrone Mears for Kieron Gibbs.  He’s lost the plot.  Bruce will be there before Christmas.

Every time I hear one of Darren Moore's post match interviews he sounds like a nice chap but someone who's totally winging it.

They need to get rid and appoint someone with championship experience who has got teams promoted in the past.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: DB on October 24, 2018, 11:00:07 PM
I love it how Moore bought on Tyrone Mears for Kieron Gibbs.  He’s lost the plot.  Bruce will be there before Christmas.

Every time I hear one of Darren Moore's post match interviews he sounds like a nice chap but someone who's totally winging it.

They need to get rid and appoint someone with championship experience who has got teams promoted in the past.

They need Tim Sherwood
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: amfy on October 25, 2018, 10:22:39 AM
I love it how Moore bought on Tyrone Mears for Kieron Gibbs.  He’s lost the plot.  Bruce will be there before Christmas.

Every time I hear one of Darren Moore's post match interviews he sounds like a nice chap but someone who's totally winging it.

They need to get rid and appoint someone with championship experience who has got teams promoted in the past.

They need Tim Sherwood

I think they have maybe kind of got Tim Sherwood. I have a sense of Darren Moore as a short storm motivator rather than a master tactician.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 25, 2018, 05:09:14 PM
Boro fans booed their team off the pitch last night because they only got a point....which took them top of the league. We're the only fickle fans though.

All football fans are fickle. It goes with the territory.


In defence of the Boro fans you can understand their unhappiness.

Most of them have to have to live in Middlesborough.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 25, 2018, 05:11:29 PM
Just looking at last years table after 14 games there was a difference of 13 points between 16th where we are and top.  The gap this year is just 8 points so a much tighter league so far after almost one third of the season played.


League winners are on course to finish on 85 points so much tighter than last year.

Reality is through mismanagement we've blown a golden chance of automatic promotion. If we still had last years time I'd be pretty confident of top 2. There are no Wolves or Fulham standard teams in this league this season.


There will be a Fulham standard team in this league next season when Fulham are back in it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: CT on October 25, 2018, 07:46:17 PM
Just looking at last years table after 14 games there was a difference of 13 points between 16th where we are and top.  The gap this year is just 8 points so a much tighter league so far after almost one third of the season played.


League winners are on course to finish on 85 points so much tighter than last year.

Reality is through mismanagement we've blown a golden chance of automatic promotion. If we still had last years time I'd be pretty confident of top 2. There are no Wolves or Fulham standard teams in this league this season.


There will be a Fulham standard team in this league next season when Fulham are back in it.

The return of the clappers!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Des Little on October 25, 2018, 11:25:16 PM
Boro fans booed their team off the pitch last night because they only got a point....which took them top of the league. We're the only fickle fans though.

All football fans are fickle. It goes with the territory.


In defence of the Boro fans you can understand their unhappiness.

Most of them have to have to live in Middlesborough.

...and eat that Parmo shit
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Toronto Villa on October 26, 2018, 01:30:28 AM
That Lampard in his first season as manager has Derby 5th in the table, just shows what an utterly piss poor manager Steve Bruce was and is. That’s the Championship for ya. Fuck off again Steve.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 26, 2018, 07:41:35 AM
He really has damaged us for the medium term.  They should set up some sort of Dinosaur Football Managers Club where him, Lambert, Pardew and the like meet up every quarter to discuss the halcyon days of geeiing people up and footballing cliches.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Richard on October 27, 2018, 12:44:58 PM
Derby look good - playing a very fluid 4 1 4 1 with everyone very comfortable in possession.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VillaAlways on October 27, 2018, 12:46:09 PM
Derby look excellent 75% possession away to Middlesbrough
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on October 27, 2018, 12:46:38 PM
stop, you're just rubbing salt into the wounds
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VillaAlways on October 27, 2018, 12:50:40 PM
stop, you're just rubbing salt into the wounds
0-1 Derby

Should be 2-0
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Richard on October 27, 2018, 12:52:12 PM
Boro getting totally outplayed
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 27, 2018, 12:52:21 PM
Derby playing really well again.

I know it's Pulis but he must be playing 9 defenders and defensive midfielders in a home game, even SB isn't that negative!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Clampy on October 27, 2018, 01:24:13 PM
It seems his tactic is to try and get a free kick or corner and hope Flint gets on the end of it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: adrenachrome on October 27, 2018, 02:05:06 PM
Gestede is still a buffoon, I see.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on October 27, 2018, 02:30:35 PM
Boro getting totally outplayed
No shots on target and they equalise through an own goal and are top of the table. This is a poor League this year.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 27, 2018, 02:40:52 PM
Sounds like Derby just had Villa luck.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Toronto Villa on October 27, 2018, 02:45:53 PM
You can see with time and consistent coaching over many weeks what can be done. Even as a first time manager. Dean needs to get his message across week after week. It will get better. I’m convinced of it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Toronto Villa on October 27, 2018, 02:54:01 PM
Wolves fans are plastic cocks but I just listened to Nuno interviewed before the Brighton game. It’s hard not to like him. So calm and collected. Very well spoken and very respectful in his comments about a Chris Hughton.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on October 27, 2018, 03:11:51 PM
Solihull Moors 2-0 up at Maidstone. They are flying  I might start going down to watch them at home.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave shelley on October 27, 2018, 03:19:06 PM
I was talking to a Wolves fan in town here this morning, a rarity if ever there was one.  He goes back a long time to when they were really shit.  He's a solicitor and attended Wolverhampton University so that's how he came to be a Doghead.

I may have told this story before but my sister-in-law was a teacher in Castle Vale for a good many years before returning to Ireland.  One of her former pupils was Mark Burke that was a one-time Villa player.  He moved to Wolves and I told this to this solicitor who, incidentally has twin sons who themselves in turn were taught by my sister-in-law.  He was amazed at this and said he would try and look up Mark Burke next time he was over.  True to his word he did.  He told me about it and said that Mark well remembered my sister-in-law and how she encouraged him to play football.  A nice story I thought.

The solicitor told me this morning that he's headed over next week? for their match against Spurs.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 27, 2018, 04:45:17 PM
Sheffield Wednesday can be added to the list of massive c***s that kill themselves every time they play us but couldn't give a toss against anyone else.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on October 27, 2018, 04:52:58 PM
Well whatever we say about Shef Wednesday I would have been delighted if we had dispatched them like Small Heath did today. They are in good form and 5 points ahead of us :-\
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 27, 2018, 04:57:33 PM
You have to say that is one fantastic job Monk is doing there.  They’ve spent £2m and even that they shouldn’t have spent!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy65 on October 27, 2018, 05:10:43 PM
You have to say that is one fantastic job Monk is doing there.  They’ve spent £2m and even that they shouldn’t have spent!

Confidence and momentum. Hopefully they will lose a couple before we play them
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Three Spires Villa on October 27, 2018, 05:12:13 PM
They are on a roll, very good result for them today ho hum
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: pooligan on October 27, 2018, 05:14:52 PM
At present Small Heath have a couple of strikers who can put the ball in the net Sadly we have strikers who can not
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Three Spires Villa on October 27, 2018, 05:18:22 PM
At present Small Heath have a couple of strikers who can put the ball in the net Sadly we have strikers who can not

Ain’t that the truth  :-\
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on October 27, 2018, 05:21:21 PM
A good start by Lambo at Ipswich with their heaviest defeat of the season.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: pooligan on October 27, 2018, 05:26:05 PM
I bet he never saw that coming and that they were excellent
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: The Moose on October 27, 2018, 05:29:10 PM
To be fair, he hasn't officially taken over yet. I'm sure Ipswich fans will get used to a lot worse than that! Then he'll go again.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 27, 2018, 05:35:17 PM
A good start by Lambo at Ipswich with their heaviest defeat of the season.

Knowing Lambert as we do I think we can safely say that it is only their heaviest defeat of the season SO FAR.
Watch this space. They will learn that a 3-0 away defeat is actually a relatively good day.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Three Spires Villa on October 27, 2018, 05:38:37 PM
A good start by Lambo at Ipswich with their heaviest defeat of the season.

Knowing Lambert as we do I think we can safely say that it is only their heaviest defeat of the season SO FAR.
Watch this space. They will learn that a 3-0 away defeat is actually a relatively good day.

Ha ha, oh dear
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on October 27, 2018, 05:39:36 PM
A good start by Lambo at Ipswich with their heaviest defeat of the season.

Knowing Lambert as we do I think we can safely say that it is only their heaviest defeat of the season SO FAR.
Watch this space. They will learn that a 3-0 away defeat is actually a relatively good day.

Ha ha, oh dear

#reachingouttoipswichfans

And before you can say Jack Robinson, Forest are 1-0 up against Leeds.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Toronto Villa on October 27, 2018, 05:47:27 PM
What Monk has done proves you don’t much more than a system you are dedicated to and get players playing to it at a consistent level. Right now our boys heads are spinning. Pass, move and shoot is like a foreign language. Give it a few weeks. It will be drilled into them. We will games in bunches because combined with regular tactics we have the quality in the squad. It will get better.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 27, 2018, 06:08:25 PM
Apparently Fulham were booed, whistled and jeered as they left the pitch after their 0-3 home defeat to Bournemouth today.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Toronto Villa on October 27, 2018, 06:32:12 PM
Chris Wilder is also showing what a dedication to a system, buying players exclusively for that system over a few years can do. He’s done a super job at Sheff Utd.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on October 27, 2018, 06:46:10 PM
Apparently Fulham were booed, whistled and jeered as they left the pitch after their 0-3 home defeat to Bournemouth today.
Just think - that could have been us - imagine had we gone up with Bruce in charge and millions to spend
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 27, 2018, 06:49:07 PM
There's a chance we might have scored while the opposition were laughing.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Toronto Villa on October 27, 2018, 06:50:13 PM
There's a chance we might have scored while the opposition were laughing.

Don’t be silly. We wouldn’t have scored.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on October 27, 2018, 06:55:33 PM
Chris Wilder is also showing what a dedication to a system, buying players exclusively for that system over a few years can do. He’s done a super job at Sheff Utd.
Totally agree. He was interviewed  earlier today and described the time when he left the game and worked as a roofer. After falling  off a roof on a cold November evening he figured out he was no good in that trade and decided to get back into the game. A really humble man who has had success as  football coach at every club. I wish him the best of luck this season.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Jon Crofts on October 27, 2018, 07:00:58 PM
Apparently Fulham were booed, whistled and jeered as they left the pitch after their 0-3 home defeat to Bournemouth today.

Good. So much for football being the winner, south west London gobshites.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: WarszaVillan82 on October 27, 2018, 07:04:43 PM
Chris Wilder is also showing what a dedication to a system, buying players exclusively for that system over a few years can do. He’s done a super job at Sheff Utd.

Which is what Smith won't be able to do this season. My fear is we'll have a disjointed and inconsistent team at least until next season.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VillaAlways on October 27, 2018, 07:15:32 PM
Blatant handball from Leeds to equalise.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Mister E on October 27, 2018, 07:18:10 PM
Chris Wilder is also showing what a dedication to a system, buying players exclusively for that system over a few years can do. He’s done a super job at Sheff Utd.

Which is what Smith won't be able to do this season. My fear is we'll have a disjointed and inconsistent team at least until next season.
No. We'll have a system, for sure. The issue is when he will have the right players to exploit it - January cannot come soon enough.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on October 27, 2018, 07:50:51 PM
he could be buying just to keep us in the league by then
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on October 27, 2018, 07:53:03 PM
Won't make any difference as The Great Plague of 2019 will have started by then anyway, wiping out 68% of all human life.

The Rapture will start shortly after anyway. Call me a pessimist, but it could get really rough.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on October 27, 2018, 08:12:26 PM
he could be buying just to keep us in the league by then
I have closed my eyes and I am thinking about nice words to reply to help you Mr Underhill but I can't.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on October 27, 2018, 08:19:28 PM
no worries, the feelings entirely mutual. if you are happy with us at the moment, great.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VancouverLion on October 27, 2018, 08:20:39 PM
Just had a nose mate text me “mind the gap”
Sort it fuckin out Villa!!!

Long distance text too so would’ve cost him 50p, funny how I never hear from him otherwise.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on October 27, 2018, 08:48:59 PM
no worries, the feelings entirely mutual. if you are happy with us at the moment, great.

It's no surprise you chose a user name from high fantasy.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Richard E on October 27, 2018, 09:00:30 PM
The helicopter belonging to the owners of Leicester City has crashed in flames outside the stadium tonight. Unclear who was on board.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Toronto Villa on October 27, 2018, 09:14:36 PM
It appears only the owner and pilot. Let’s hope it’s not as bad as it looks. It looks really bad though
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Jon Crofts on October 27, 2018, 09:20:42 PM
Such is the way when a rotary winged aircraft crashes, it rarely ends well sadly. 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rory Christopher on October 28, 2018, 01:22:49 AM
Apparently Fulham were booed, whistled and jeered as they left the pitch after their 0-3 home defeat to Bournemouth today.

Who was doing that, the neutrals?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: footyskillz on October 28, 2018, 11:17:47 AM
The helicopter belonging to the owners of Leicester City has crashed in flames outside the stadium tonight. Unclear who was on board.

have to say fair play to Srivaddhanaprabha as he made that historic  squad which brought the opposite to the feelings of his loss today and despite villa getting relegated I along with so many others  wanted then to win league. He and all the Leicester support  can be proud of that fantastic achievement and how he inspired feelings of  hope and joy in football

Making the top level something everyone could relate too.

Such sad affairs and news .
May the lives lost rest in peace and bless those who are affected most from the loss

Puts football into perspective.
And I hope Aston villa football club make acknowledgement if support to our east midlands friends.

Up the foxes.

Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 28, 2018, 11:19:48 AM
Villa already have it’s on the OS.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: footyskillz on October 28, 2018, 11:26:33 AM
Thats so good to do that in respect.

I do hope UK media and all news and  football related media are briefed and they try to pronounce his name out if respect.

All the tributes and minutes rememberance.

It needs more than 'the owner' .

I thought Gary Lineker was a great example super  and respectful in presenting show last night as was noticably difficult .





Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Flamingo Lane on October 28, 2018, 04:44:31 PM
I don't know which was the more nauseating - Martial's blatant dive or Gary Neville explaining why it really was a foul and a penalty.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 28, 2018, 05:17:58 PM
A Manure fan has decided to ring up 606 on 5Live to talk about their result in Europe in midweek rather than actually watch the game they are currently playing live on SKY or listen to it live on Talksport.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on October 28, 2018, 06:46:12 PM
Just had a nose mate text me “mind the gap”
Sort it fuckin out Villa!!!

Long distance text too so would’ve cost him 50p, funny how I never hear from him otherwise.

My nose brother sent me a London Underground sign with a similar message on.  I'll let him enjoy his moment...
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Brazilian Villain on October 28, 2018, 07:33:00 PM
Good day, Barca pump the racists from Madrid and Zombie FC lose their ‘easy’ semi final against the Dons.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Sexual Ealing on October 28, 2018, 07:56:49 PM
Good day, Barca pump the racists from Madrid and Zombie FC lose their ‘easy’ semi final against the Dons.

Hearts lost too.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 28, 2018, 09:20:04 PM
Good day, Barca pump the racists from Madrid and Zombie FC lose their ‘easy’ semi final against the Dons.

Hopefully your fellow countrymen won't spoil the day by electing a Nazi.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Brazilian Villain on October 28, 2018, 09:37:14 PM
Bit harsh on Michael D Higgins and that was yesterday! 😏
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on October 28, 2018, 10:00:40 PM
A Manure fan has decided to ring up 606 on 5Live to talk about their result in Europe in midweek rather than actually watch the game they are currently playing live on SKY or listen to it live on Talksport.
Well I was listening to 5Live and heard that. Just couldn’t believe that. He was either totally arrogant or very stupid. I went for the former rather than latter but a split decision.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Three Spires Villa on October 29, 2018, 08:12:59 AM
Bit harsh on Michael D Higgins and that was yesterday! 😏

Ha ha, very good
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: UK Redsox on October 29, 2018, 10:36:47 AM
Good day, Barca pump the racists from Madrid and Zombie FC lose their ‘easy’ semi final against the Dons.

Hopefully your fellow countrymen won't spoil the day by electing a Nazi.

Unfortunately, they did (Brazil that is, not Ireland)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: UK Redsox on October 29, 2018, 11:39:47 AM
It'll be interesting to see just how bad the turf at Wemberleee looks tonight. Even before the three NFL games, the pitch was in a bit of a state from the boxing
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 29, 2018, 12:10:04 PM
A Manure fan has decided to ring up 606 on 5Live to talk about their result in Europe in midweek rather than actually watch the game they are currently playing live on SKY or listen to it live on Talksport.
Well I was listening to 5Live and heard that. Just couldn’t believe that. He was either totally arrogant or very stupid. I went for the former rather than latter but a split decision.

He had a bit of the arrogance Manure fans always have but to be fair his stupidity totally outweighed his arrogance in my opinion. Due respect to the hosts of the show, they clearly sensed he was a borderline halfwit and humoured him for a while but they soon cut the call when they realised he was talking absolute gibberish. There was also a call from an Arsenal fan who wanted Unai Emery out and Sean Dyche in on the basis that Emery hasn't sorted out the defence yet. It was pointed out to him that they were just four points off the top of the table and only behind three teams who are so far unbeaten. The 5Live callers last night made a WM phone in sound like a Mensa Society meeting.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AndyB6 on October 29, 2018, 12:56:47 PM
Were the callers even more stupid than Glenroy the Bluenose 😲?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: UK Redsox on October 29, 2018, 12:59:22 PM
The only football phone-ins I ever liked were those with Baker & Kelly



Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: DB on October 29, 2018, 07:57:06 PM
Blimey, Wembley top tier pretty empty. Spuds won’t get 62k week in week out in their new stadium.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dante Lavelli on October 29, 2018, 08:09:11 PM
Blimey, Wembley top tier pretty empty. Spuds won’t get 62k week in week out in their new stadium.

Apparently season ticket holders are refunded the cost of a ticket if they don't turn up.  Chances are the tickets were sold but the fans are fed up with travelling to wembley.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 29, 2018, 08:20:13 PM
They averaged over 70k last season, so I doubt they'll have too many problems filling a smaller ground.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: john e on October 29, 2018, 08:20:13 PM
Remember in the 70’s we used to watch matches played in quagmires and not blink an eye

now I’m put off watching this match because the pitch isn’t perfectly green and unlettered
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: London Villan on October 29, 2018, 08:24:22 PM
Isn't the capacity limited too, they are only allowed the full capacity for a limited number of games?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VILLA MOLE on October 29, 2018, 08:25:59 PM
Remember in the 70’s we used to watch matches played in quagmires and not blink an eye

now I’m put off watching this match because the pitch isn’t perfectly green and unlettered




yes it hurts my eyes , get It off lovey  ;D
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: DB on October 29, 2018, 08:28:03 PM
They averaged over 70k last season, so I doubt they'll have too many problems filling a smaller ground.

Yeah, maybe. There must be a lot of people going to see Wembley / tourists.
Spuds will turn shit again, Poch will leave due to lack of funds for new players, their best players will leave and will be back watching shite again, please God let it be so....
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Toronto Villa on October 29, 2018, 08:42:56 PM

(https://thumb.ibb.co/cnZRDA/67-F0-D5-FF-7-AE5-4460-9135-ABF1-FB599-AE9.png) (https://ibb.co/cnZRDA)

Good grief
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Proposition Joe on October 29, 2018, 08:48:41 PM

(https://thumb.ibb.co/cnZRDA/67-F0-D5-FF-7-AE5-4460-9135-ABF1-FB599-AE9.png) (https://ibb.co/cnZRDA)

Good grief


HT analysis should be all about yardage, red zones and making plays.  I think Spurs should try a shotgun snap and get those wide receivers deep in the secondary, or something.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Pete3206 on October 29, 2018, 08:57:33 PM
Some great wheelhouse action in that Premier period.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on October 29, 2018, 10:11:28 PM
¿Que?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 29, 2018, 10:16:30 PM
Isn't the capacity limited too, they are only allowed the full capacity for a limited number of games?


There's only a certain number of midweek 'events' where Wembley can be above a certain capacity.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ian J on October 30, 2018, 07:09:03 AM
Just imagine how our dozy team would fair on that pitch!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 30, 2018, 10:33:31 AM
Blimey, Wembley top tier pretty empty. Spuds won’t get 62k week in week out in their new stadium.

Apparently season ticket holders are refunded the cost of a ticket if they don't turn up.  Chances are the tickets were sold but the fans are fed up with travelling to wembley.


I know Talksport host and Spurs fan Paul Hawksbee has missed a number of games, particularly midweek ones because he reckons the journey to Wembley is a pain in the arse.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 30, 2018, 10:35:52 AM

(https://thumb.ibb.co/cnZRDA/67-F0-D5-FF-7-AE5-4460-9135-ABF1-FB599-AE9.png) (https://ibb.co/cnZRDA)

Good grief


HT analysis should be all about yardage, red zones and making plays.  I think Spurs should try a shotgun snap and get those wide receivers deep in the secondary, or something.


If 'Moz Poch' as I heard him called the other day decides to leave I'm sure Tony Pulis would love to set up a side ideally suited to playing on that surface every week.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PGW on October 30, 2018, 10:50:19 AM
They averaged over 70k last season, so I doubt they'll have too many problems filling a smaller ground.

Yeah, maybe. There must be a lot of people going to see Wembley / tourists.
Spuds will turn shit again, Poch will leave due to lack of funds for new players, their best players will leave and will be back watching shite again, please God let it be so....
He could be gone pretty soon after events in Madrid yesterday.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 30, 2018, 11:09:33 AM
Can't see past Big Sam for the Real job.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: ChicagoLion on October 30, 2018, 11:13:25 AM
They averaged over 70k last season, so I doubt they'll have too many problems filling a smaller ground.

Yeah, maybe. There must be a lot of people going to see Wembley / tourists.
Spuds will turn shit again, Poch will leave due to lack of funds for new players, their best players will leave and will be back watching shite again, please God let it be so....
He could be gone pretty soon after events in Madrid yesterday.
Which will cement Spurs as the nearly team.
Steve Bruce would jump at the challenge.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on October 30, 2018, 11:18:32 AM
Can't see past Big Sam for the Real job.


He probably thinks he deserves a shot, but the only Real he stands a chance of managing would be Betis or Sociedad.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Toronto Villa on October 30, 2018, 11:47:34 AM

(https://thumb.ibb.co/cnZRDA/67-F0-D5-FF-7-AE5-4460-9135-ABF1-FB599-AE9.png) (https://ibb.co/cnZRDA)

Good grief


HT analysis should be all about yardage, red zones and making plays.  I think Spurs should try a shotgun snap and get those wide receivers deep in the secondary, or something.


If 'Moz Poch' as I heard him called the other day decides to leave I'm sure Tony Pulis would love to set up a side ideally suited to playing on that surface every week.

Pulis would be punting the ball on first down.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Sexual Ealing on October 30, 2018, 05:38:27 PM
BBC Sport have just tweeted out the 'news' that James McLean won't be wearing a poppy, like he never has or ever will, for reasons that are well understood (if often disagreed with). How many fascists have to murder people or take power in massive countries before we wake up to the fact that deliberately dog-whistling to the far-right never ends too well?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on October 30, 2018, 06:34:12 PM
People not being fond of McLean  (the Stripey Albion wanker as he shall be here on refered to as or SAW) or his politics doesn't make them mouth foamers.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 30, 2018, 06:38:47 PM
People not being fond of McLean  (the Stripey Albion wanker as he shall be here on refered to as or SAW) or his politics doesn't make them mouth foamers.

Maybe, but a Venn diagram would show a considerable overlap.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on October 30, 2018, 06:52:45 PM
People not being fond of McLean  (the Stripey Albion wanker as he shall be here on refered to as or SAW) or his politics doesn't make them mouth foamers.

Maybe, but a Venn diagram would show a considerable overlap.

I appreciate that, but I think the expressed attitude is reflective of a desire to polarise everything. Society is very black and white at the moment. It's part of a culture maybe typified on line where everything is the best ever or worst ever.

It's never just meh.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 30, 2018, 07:10:24 PM
People not being fond of McLean  (the Stripey Albion wanker as he shall be here on refered to as or SAW) or his politics doesn't make them mouth foamers.

Maybe, but a Venn diagram would show a considerable overlap.

I appreciate that, but I think the expressed attitude is reflective of a desire to polarise everything. Society is very black and white at the moment. It's part of a culture maybe typified on line where everything is the best ever or worst ever.

It's never just meh.

That's Twitter for you, and why a story that crops up every year has to be such big news is beyond me, but that's another argument.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Sexual Ealing on October 30, 2018, 07:32:41 PM
People not being fond of McLean  (the Stripey Albion wanker as he shall be here on refered to as or SAW) or his politics doesn't make them mouth foamers.

Maybe, but a Venn diagram would show a considerable overlap.

I appreciate that, but I think the expressed attitude is reflective of a desire to polarise everything. Society is very black and white at the moment. It's part of a culture maybe typified on line where everything is the best ever or worst ever.

It's never just meh.

That's Twitter for you, and why a story that crops up every year has to be such big news is beyond me, but that's another argument.

That's my point. Nothing ha changed since it was first controversial X many years ago. Frothy clickbait is one thing, clickbait that can have really negative real-world consequences is another. And clickbait put out by a site that doesn't take ad revenue is purely mental.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Flamingo Lane on October 31, 2018, 08:09:48 PM
The first 20 minutes of Chelsea v Derby (2-1) has been like a Sunday morning parks game. 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Sleeuwenhoek on October 31, 2018, 08:18:02 PM
Derby players scored 4 goals in their game against Chelsea!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on October 31, 2018, 08:31:39 PM
Finally a goal scored by Chelsea 3-2
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: brian green on October 31, 2018, 08:37:32 PM
My son is watching Koln v Schalke.   Texted saying the Germans will win the penalty shoot out.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Three Spires Villa on October 31, 2018, 09:48:59 PM
The Hearts Hibs game was a great watch, poor football but a great watch
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Three Spires Villa on October 31, 2018, 09:51:13 PM
People not being fond of McLean  (the Stripey Albion wanker as he shall be here on refered to as or SAW) or his politics doesn't make them mouth foamers.

Maybe, but a Venn diagram would show a considerable overlap.

I appreciate that, but I think the expressed attitude is reflective of a desire to polarise everything. Society is very black and white at the moment. It's part of a culture maybe typified on line where everything is the best ever or worst ever.

It's never just meh.

That's Twitter for you, and why a story that crops up every year has to be such big news is beyond me, but that's another argument.

If he doesn’t want to wear a poppy, that’s up to him.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on November 01, 2018, 07:02:42 AM
Of course.

But I still think it's possible to discuss the decisions of a public figure without being considered some Daily Mail reader.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Three Spires Villa on November 01, 2018, 07:23:19 AM
Of course.

But I still think it's possible to discuss the decisions of a public figure without being considered some Daily Mail reader.

Of course quite correct. Unfortunately the vitriol aimed at anyone, who for whatever reason decides that wearing a poppy is not for them is astonishing at times and can echo the “enemy of the people” Daily Mail headline.

I am certainly not accusing you of that.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Brazilian Villain on November 02, 2018, 04:52:39 PM
Worth another airing.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/cartoon/2014/nov/13/david-squires-footballers-wearing-poppies
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: LeeB on November 02, 2018, 06:53:21 PM
The Hearts Hibs game was a great watch, poor football but a great watch

I've heard a lot from Neil Lennon regarding the coin thrown at him. I think he's right too when he says the abuse he gets is about what he represents, and I have a lot of sympathy for his position as my own family were Catholics from the Ulster.

But I've just seen the footage of him after Hearts goal is ruled out, and I'm sorry that is blatent piss taking, and I reckon most managers that behaved like that in front of home supporters when they've just had a winning goal chalked off in a derby in the last minute would get the same, regardless of their background.

The massive twat.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Three Spires Villa on November 02, 2018, 11:28:36 PM
The Hearts Hibs game was a great watch, poor football but a great watch

I've heard a lot from Neil Lennon regarding the coin thrown at him. I think he's right too when he says the abuse he gets is about what he represents, and I have a lot of sympathy for his position as my own family were Catholics from the Ulster.

But I've just seen the footage of him after Hearts goal is ruled out, and I'm sorry that is blatent piss taking, and I reckon most managers that behaved like that in front of home supporters when they've just had a winning goal chalked off in a derby in the last minute would get the same, regardless of their background.

The massive twat.

I get that, but he did have a Hearts fan run up to him in a previous game and anything could have happened. Yes he milked it and his actions should be questioned. Throwing coins is never the answer
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on November 03, 2018, 10:42:57 AM
What the fuck is this 7.45 Wolves kick off? They'll all miss Strictly.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Nev on November 03, 2018, 11:28:21 AM
What the fuck is this 7.45 Wolves kick off? They'll all miss Strictly.

Selfishly I'm glad, I'm on call and staying in with no drink which is pretty grim for a Saturday so a match at that time is more than welcome. Whatever the hyperbole, Wolves play decent stuff as do Spurs so I'm hoping to be entertained. If Wolves do lose a 3rd on the bounce I may let a playful smile drift about my face momentarily.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: brian green on November 03, 2018, 01:39:36 PM
Watching St Mirren v Rangers.  John McGinn's brother could do a job in our defence.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on November 03, 2018, 03:13:32 PM
Ugh!  Bl*es have just taken the lead against Derby...
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Pvb1968 on November 03, 2018, 03:22:43 PM
The shit are bang in form, fucking bring it on.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: BC Villain on November 03, 2018, 03:36:08 PM
Really powerful and moving scene before the  Cardiff Leicester game.  Incredible way that football has united in grief
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on November 03, 2018, 03:37:45 PM
Another game where the opposition are having 70% of the game and significantly more chances.

They're spawny as fuck at the moment.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: pooligan on November 03, 2018, 03:46:54 PM
West Bromwich Dartmouth losing
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Risso on November 03, 2018, 03:49:22 PM
Another game where the opposition are having 70% of the game and significantly more chances.

They're spawny as fuck at the moment.

Fuckers are in the play off places as it stands.  Urgh.  Maybe they'll sack the manager again now they've done that.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on November 03, 2018, 03:49:24 PM
The black shoes and blue jeans wearers are slagging Moore off rotten.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 03, 2018, 04:03:55 PM
There will be Blues fans thinking they had better lose this one to lower the law of averages so they can beat us instead.  That said I reckon it’s going to be one of our tougher derby games in recent years.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 03, 2018, 04:05:14 PM
Walsall getting whipped 3-0 at home to Burton.  That bloke Clough has done a very good job there.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: wittonwarrior on November 03, 2018, 04:08:35 PM
Its been a weird season so far for WM teams.   The only one who have exceeded expectations are the unwashed.  This is one game where I would be  more than happy for Derby County to take all 3 points
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: wittonwarrior on November 03, 2018, 04:13:02 PM
Yessssss 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 03, 2018, 04:16:10 PM
2-1 Derby now.  When will this Lampfest end.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Richard E on November 03, 2018, 04:16:27 PM
Yessssss 

And another! #fro
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 03, 2018, 04:16:51 PM
One season Fluke 0 Leicester 1
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 03, 2018, 04:18:40 PM
Coventry ‘we’ll be back’ City 0 Accrington ‘who are they’ Stanley 1
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: wittonwarrior on November 03, 2018, 04:21:30 PM
Coventry ‘we’ll be back’ City 0 Accrington ‘who are they’ Stanley 1

I dislike them as well !
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: pooligan on November 03, 2018, 04:22:19 PM
Small Heath ,West Brom,Walsall and Coventry all losing at the moment Could be turning out to be a good weekend football wise
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: BC Villain on November 03, 2018, 04:25:40 PM
One season Fluke 0 Leicester 1

Gray booked for revealing tribute to owner under his shirt.  I know it's the rules, but surely bit of common sense should happen
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 03, 2018, 04:26:58 PM
That is utterly ridiculous by the referee.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: pooligan on November 03, 2018, 04:30:19 PM
Villa reject Gardner just got a yellow and is suspended from next game It gets better
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 03, 2018, 04:31:38 PM
Surely he could have just lifted his shirt rather than taking it off? It's a stupid rule but he has to book him, not the ref's fault.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 03, 2018, 04:34:28 PM
If the referee had shown common sense what would’ve happened to him?  Nothing because everyone would know he was using his common sense.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 03, 2018, 04:35:39 PM
Fight back time at Fellows Park.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on November 03, 2018, 04:35:53 PM
Fuck off Small Heath.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 03, 2018, 04:36:57 PM
Bets on Bruce landing at Smethwick before the end of the month?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 03, 2018, 04:37:27 PM
Paul Lamberts ‘excellent’ Ipswich 1 Preston 1.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 03, 2018, 04:39:49 PM
Preston’s keeper has been sent off at Ipswich.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 03, 2018, 04:46:05 PM
That is some win for Norwich at Sheffield Wednesday.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 03, 2018, 04:46:32 PM
I see Sheffield "only try against Villa" Wednesday are at it again.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: jwarry on November 03, 2018, 04:50:36 PM
That is some win for Norwich at Sheffield Wednesday.

Yes and yet another new team hit the top spot.  This league is so there for the taking
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: curiousorange on November 03, 2018, 04:57:45 PM
That is some win for Norwich at Sheffield Wednesday.

Yes and yet another new team hit the top spot.  This league is so there for the taking

Which will be all the more frustrating if we get nowhere near promotion.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 03, 2018, 04:58:01 PM
Abuse towards the players from the most loyalist, bestest, non fickle fans in the world at Hull.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on November 03, 2018, 05:02:19 PM
Villa win last night, Small Heath's unbeaten run ends today and Albion have one point from the last 12 available.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mr underhill on November 03, 2018, 05:08:17 PM
but sadly both still above us.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on November 03, 2018, 05:16:33 PM
It's a marathon not a sprint
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on November 03, 2018, 05:24:29 PM
Paul Lamberts ‘excellent’ Ipswich 1 Preston 1.
So Preston played with 10 men including an outfield player in goal after their keeper got sent off for about 24 mins (including 9 mins added time) but Ipswich failed to score. I am thinking those 24 mins were probably a bit like us v Bradford second half at home.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: DB on November 03, 2018, 05:29:38 PM
Moore bubble has well and truly burst
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on November 03, 2018, 05:30:29 PM
5th game in a row the Noses have had 30% possession or less.

About time somebody did for the jammy anti-football wankers.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Toronto Villa on November 03, 2018, 05:31:26 PM
Its truly amazing how the minutes silence has been observed across all the grounds for the passing of the Leicester owner. As much for what he did personally but really how he elevated Leicester to champions. So much respect and absolutely deserved.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: VillaAlways on November 03, 2018, 05:32:04 PM
Paul Lamberts ‘excellent’ Ipswich 1 Preston 1.
So Preston played with 10 men including an outfield player in goal after their keeper got sent off for about 24 mins (including 9 mins added time) but Ipswich failed to score. I am thinking those 24 mins were probably a bit like us v Bradford second half at home.
I listened to the closing stages and it was all Preston in injury time
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on November 03, 2018, 05:33:35 PM
Bets on Bruce landing at Smethwick before the end of the month?

Albion fans texting WM wanting Steve Bruce as I type  ;)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on November 03, 2018, 05:42:26 PM
Its truly amazing how the minutes silence has been observed across all the grounds for the passing of the Leicester owner. As much for what he did personally but really how he elevated Leicester to champions. So much respect and absolutely deserved.
There is lot of sympathy in football for what happened last week however nearly all of the tributes today, like last night VP, were combined with the Rememberance Sunday events coming up.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Lastfootstamper on November 03, 2018, 05:52:52 PM
Fuck me, how shit's the PL these days?! I've clicked on the beeb for a look at our table, and am greeted with the news that Newcastle have ended their winless start. Yet they're still 17th. The bottom five have 4 wins between them from an aggregate of 52 games played. Is 20 points going to become the new safety benchmark target?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on November 03, 2018, 06:10:17 PM
Bets on Bruce landing at Smethwick before the end of the month?

Albion fans texting WM wanting Steve Bruce as I type  ;)


I think they fancy Zidane as their next manager. Second choice being the return of Ossie. Bobby Gould not believed to be in the running apparently. ;)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on November 03, 2018, 06:13:00 PM
Bets on Bruce landing at Smethwick before the end of the month?

Albion fans texting WM wanting Steve Bruce as I type  ;)


I think they fancy Zidane as their next manager. Second choice being the return of Ossie. Bobby Gould not believed to be in the running apparently. ;)
Couldn't they raise Don Howe?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Toronto Villa on November 03, 2018, 06:35:51 PM
This Arsenal vs Liverpool game is dull
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: brian green on November 03, 2018, 07:04:02 PM
That fixture used up all its fun potential twenty years ago. Spawned several literary careers.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on November 03, 2018, 07:21:08 PM
Bets on Bruce landing at Smethwick before the end of the month?

Albion fans texting WM wanting Steve Bruce as I type  ;)


I think they fancy Zidane as their next manager. Second choice being the return of Ossie. Bobby Gould not believed to be in the running apparently. ;)
Couldn't they raise Don Howe?


Successive West Brom managers 1975-1988 - Don, Johnny, Ronnie, John, Ron, Ronnie, Ron, Johnny Giles, Nobby Stiles, Ron, Ron.........Brian.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: eamonn on November 03, 2018, 07:43:18 PM
Fuck me, how shit's the PL these days?! I've clicked on the beeb for a look at our table, and am greeted with the news that Newcastle have ended their winless start. Yet they're still 17th. The bottom five have 4 wins between them from an aggregate of 52 games played. Is 20 points going to become the new safety benchmark target?

If only this had been the season when we went down, might have made more of a fist of it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on November 03, 2018, 07:44:15 PM
I am considering having a bet on the Monday night game between Huddersfield and Fulham. I can't decide whether to go for 0-0 or 4-4. ;)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 03, 2018, 07:45:36 PM
Good Remembrance Day observation at wolves.  Floodlights turned off while Last Post is played.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on November 03, 2018, 07:46:29 PM
They could recall Rondon and make him manager as a tribute to having a Don and lots of Ron’s as their previous managers?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: brian green on November 03, 2018, 07:59:07 PM
And Daewoo as sponsors.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: wittonwarrior on November 03, 2018, 08:02:32 PM
Fuck me, how shit's the PL these days?! I've clicked on the beeb for a look at our table, and am greeted with the news that Newcastle have ended their winless start. Yet they're still 17th. The bottom five have 4 wins between them from an aggregate of 52 games played. Is 20 points going to become the new safety benchmark target?

If only this had been the season when we went down, might have made more of a fist of it.

Don't kid yourself we were awful
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on November 03, 2018, 08:05:26 PM
I agree with eamonn we would’ve got 19 points.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: brian green on November 03, 2018, 08:06:26 PM
Absolutely ww.   We had players who were happy to see go down.  You cannot be more doomed than that.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Jockey Randall on November 03, 2018, 08:06:44 PM
5th game in a row the Noses have had 30% possession or less.

About time somebody did for the jammy anti-football wankers.

To be fair to the noses I think their style of play is based around giving the opposition the ball and breaking quick when mistakes are made. Although that does kind of suggest Monk thinks he's got a bunch of talentless cloggers.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 03, 2018, 08:15:41 PM
Wolves Brazil two down.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa in Denmark on November 03, 2018, 08:16:57 PM
Spuds 2-0 up against Real Barcehampton. 2 goals in a couple bid minutes and awful defending for the second.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa in Denmark on November 03, 2018, 08:23:54 PM
And now wolves have had a perfectly good goal ruled out for offside.


Shame.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: amfy on November 03, 2018, 08:25:51 PM
When they sing ‘We’re on our way back’ - do you think they mean to The Championship?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: brian green on November 03, 2018, 08:33:18 PM
For the denizens of the place that coined the phrase "we day arf goo cummin back" it is hard to deduce whether they are cummin or gooin.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy65 on November 03, 2018, 08:36:16 PM
I am considering having a bet on the Monday night game between Huddersfield and Fulham. I can't decide whether to go for 0-0 or 4-4. ;)
0-2
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy65 on November 03, 2018, 08:38:28 PM
5th game in a row the Noses have had 30% possession or less.

About time somebody did for the jammy anti-football wankers.

Don’t worry they have had their excitement for this season. They will finish 17th or similar
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 03, 2018, 08:58:19 PM
Credit where credits due - Monk is getting the best out of limited resources.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 03, 2018, 09:07:31 PM
0-3 now at Moulinex makes things simple.  Looks like they’ll have to settle for a champions league place instead of the league this year.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 03, 2018, 09:22:27 PM
Wooo 2-3 now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa Lew on November 03, 2018, 09:58:07 PM
Great comeback from Wolves, they certainly rattled Spurs, a shocking miss from Costa. The young kid Morgan Gibbs White looks some prospect.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Des Little on November 03, 2018, 11:55:40 PM
Wolves can kiss my arse.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Matt Collins on November 04, 2018, 07:05:08 AM
I watched the Derby highlights v Blues

They're going to cause us a lot of problems. They're very fluid and move it a lot quicker than us

Look a bit vulnerable at the back though.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on November 04, 2018, 08:30:16 AM
Sheffield Wednesday piss me off greatly. They beat us again at VP this season but their performance against Norwich yesterday was truly abject. An outstanding example of set of players who just couldn’t be bothered.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ian J on November 04, 2018, 09:58:45 AM
James Milner is an incredible player. My old boss was so pissed off when Liverpool signed him, now he’s become the first player he’d select on the team sheet. His attitude, ability and how he can adapt to any position is amazing. What a player.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 04, 2018, 10:39:11 AM
Didn’t take him long.....Preston according to Sky were pressing for the winner despite being down to ten but that’s not what happened according to Paul.

“It was brilliant, the excitement was unbelievable. It was great, I loved it,” he said.

“The atmosphere was great and I thought we were the better team. We started really well and I couldn’t ask anything more from them. They gave me absolutely everything.

Matthew Pennington connects with the ball but his second half effort was off target.

“That (not getting a win from a good performance) happens at times and that’s why it’s a great game. Sometimes you don’t play well and get the win and then others you don’t and you get them.

“I’m very proud and the big thing for me is the supporters. If you can get the crowd going then that’s great and I’m pretty sure that was much more exciting than it has been for a while here.

“A million per cent,” he continued, when asked if performances like today’s can bring wins in the Championship.

“If Ipswich had been playing like that since the start of the season then I wouldn’t be sitting talking to you. That’s the reality.

“We didn’t get the winner but it wasn’t for the lack of trying. We gave a hell of an account of ourselves.”

Lambert insisted there were no Ipswich players to blame for Gallagher’s equaliser, which flew round the wall following the forward’s strike from the edge of the box. Gallagher ended the game in goal after Preston stopper Chris Maxwell was shown a second yellow card at a time when North End had used all three substitutes.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on November 04, 2018, 11:11:02 AM
Most interesting thing for me is he'll be back at VP in two months. We've had very few managers come back to VP with another team (think MON with Sunderland was only one since 2000). Likes of Gregory and McLeish never came back even though they managed a few times after.

Wonder if anyone will clap Lambert?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Bad English on November 04, 2018, 12:21:12 PM
I see Thierry Henry is working wonders at AS Monaco. Two draws and lost to Reims. Ne va pas, ne va pas voom!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on November 04, 2018, 12:50:15 PM
I see Thierry Henry is working wonders at AS Monaco. Two draws and lost to Reims. Ne va pas, ne va pas voom!

Sounds like he'd have worked well with Kodjia though - he 'ne va pas'ses either.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Sexual Ealing on November 04, 2018, 02:12:35 PM
I see Thierry Henry is working wonders at AS Monaco. Two draws and lost to Reims. Ne va pas, ne va pas voom!

Sounds like he'd have worked well with Kodjia though - he 'ne va pas'ses either.

Oh, and you have to say that's magnificent.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: DB on November 04, 2018, 02:27:21 PM
Leeds don’t look much good vs Wigan
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: wittonwarrior on November 04, 2018, 02:35:26 PM
Leeds don’t look much good vs Wigan

Don’t tempt fate please
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: walsall villain on November 04, 2018, 02:41:22 PM
Leeds don’t look much good vs Wigan

Don’t tempt fate please
Too late
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: wittonwarrior on November 04, 2018, 02:52:09 PM
Urrrrgh
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Matt Collins on November 04, 2018, 03:17:14 PM
I only watched for ten mins but Leeds looked quite good in that spell just before half time
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on November 04, 2018, 03:23:46 PM
Just watching a bit of the Man City game. This could well be a Lambertesque 8 niller.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on November 04, 2018, 03:30:44 PM
Leeds go top. Very convincing win. Bastards!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on November 04, 2018, 03:30:45 PM
Maybe 8-1 then.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: brian green on November 04, 2018, 03:34:33 PM
Fuck off Whelan.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on November 04, 2018, 03:41:29 PM
Hear hear.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 04, 2018, 03:49:27 PM
He really is a massive attention seeking fanny.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on November 04, 2018, 03:51:51 PM
For what he's done for that club, he deserves one final hurrah now it's ownership passes outside the family.

5 promotions and an FA Cup. Nae bad for a side who were non-league 40 years ago.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on November 04, 2018, 04:08:20 PM
I thought he was dead😱
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on November 04, 2018, 04:10:42 PM
No, it was just a broken leg.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: brian green on November 04, 2018, 05:20:21 PM
Never missed a chance to fuck us over.  No friend of Aston Villa  fucking old scrote.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on November 04, 2018, 05:29:56 PM
When?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on November 04, 2018, 06:06:35 PM
When?

Summer 2011 when Martinez was due to speak to us and it then didn't happen and Whelan questioned why he'd go here IIRC.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on November 04, 2018, 06:18:15 PM
Most interesting thing for me is he'll be back at VP in two months. We've had very few managers come back to VP with another team (think MON with Sunderland was only one since 2000). Likes of Gregory and McLeish never came back even though they managed a few times after.

Wonder if anyone will clap Lambert?


I wouldn't clap him and I wouldn't boo him. I am sure he is a really decent guy but I don't rate him as a manager and I wasn't on board with the love in before and when we appointed him. Although I do admit his double promotion and solid Premier league season with Norwich did suggest he was a promising manager. He ended up making excuses and talking crap after defeats but that is the default setting for most managers.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Sexual Ealing on November 04, 2018, 07:22:04 PM
Most interesting thing for me is he'll be back at VP in two months. We've had very few managers come back to VP with another team (think MON with Sunderland was only one since 2000). Likes of Gregory and McLeish never came back even though they managed a few times after.

Wonder if anyone will clap Lambert?


I wouldn't clap him and I wouldn't boo him. I am sure he is a really decent guy but I don't rate him as a manager and I wasn't on board with the love in before and when we appointed him. Although I do admit his double promotion and solid Premier league season with Norwich did suggest he was a promising manager. He ended up making excuses and talking crap after defeats but that is the default setting for most managers.

He basically agreed to kill his future for £Xm. Lerner brought him here to manage our decline and, for whatever reason (£££) he agreed.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 04, 2018, 07:25:26 PM
Most interesting thing for me is he'll be back at VP in two months. We've had very few managers come back to VP with another team (think MON with Sunderland was only one since 2000). Likes of Gregory and McLeish never came back even though they managed a few times after.

Wonder if anyone will clap Lambert?


I wouldn't clap him and I wouldn't boo him. I am sure he is a really decent guy but I don't rate him as a manager and I wasn't on board with the love in before and when we appointed him. Although I do admit his double promotion and solid Premier league season with Norwich did suggest he was a promising manager. He ended up making excuses and talking crap after defeats but that is the default setting for most managers.

He basically agreed to kill his future for £Xm. Lerner brought him here to manage our decline and, for whatever reason (£££) he agreed.

You're saying that the owner wanted us to fail and he agreed to go along with the idea?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on November 04, 2018, 07:40:57 PM
I would suggest he was delighted at the chance of a move to a big club and having been so successful in the previous couple of years he backed himself to succeed even if the owner warned him that the purse strings were going to be tightened.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on November 04, 2018, 07:49:08 PM
When?

Summer 2011 when Martinez was due to speak to us and it then didn't happen and Whelan questioned why he'd go here IIRC.


How did he fuck us over?

If Martinez had wanted to come, he would have.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 04, 2018, 07:57:35 PM
Most interesting thing for me is he'll be back at VP in two months. We've had very few managers come back to VP with another team (think MON with Sunderland was only one since 2000). Likes of Gregory and McLeish never came back even though they managed a few times after.

Wonder if anyone will clap Lambert?


I wouldn't clap him and I wouldn't boo him. I am sure he is a really decent guy but I don't rate him as a manager and I wasn't on board with the love in before and when we appointed him. Although I do admit his double promotion and solid Premier league season with Norwich did suggest he was a promising manager. He ended up making excuses and talking crap after defeats but that is the default setting for most managers.

He basically agreed to kill his future for £Xm. Lerner brought him here to manage our decline and, for whatever reason (£££) he agreed.

Sounds pretty far-fetched, to be honest. He came to Villa as we are about a million times bigger than Norwich. Events since have done nothing to alter that fact.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Sexual Ealing on November 04, 2018, 07:58:57 PM
Most interesting thing for me is he'll be back at VP in two months. We've had very few managers come back to VP with another team (think MON with Sunderland was only one since 2000). Likes of Gregory and McLeish never came back even though they managed a few times after.

Wonder if anyone will clap Lambert?


I wouldn't clap him and I wouldn't boo him. I am sure he is a really decent guy but I don't rate him as a manager and I wasn't on board with the love in before and when we appointed him. Although I do admit his double promotion and solid Premier league season with Norwich did suggest he was a promising manager. He ended up making excuses and talking crap after defeats but that is the default setting for most managers.

He basically agreed to kill his future for £Xm. Lerner brought him here to manage our decline and, for whatever reason (£££) he agreed.

You're saying that the owner wanted us to fail and he agreed to go along with the idea?

No, I'm saying that the owner stopped trying to finance us to be successful, and he agreed. Obviously that's speculation, but I'm surprised that you find it controversial given, you know, events.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Sexual Ealing on November 04, 2018, 08:01:33 PM
Most interesting thing for me is he'll be back at VP in two months. We've had very few managers come back to VP with another team (think MON with Sunderland was only one since 2000). Likes of Gregory and McLeish never came back even though they managed a few times after.

Wonder if anyone will clap Lambert?


I wouldn't clap him and I wouldn't boo him. I am sure he is a really decent guy but I don't rate him as a manager and I wasn't on board with the love in before and when we appointed him. Although I do admit his double promotion and solid Premier league season with Norwich did suggest he was a promising manager. He ended up making excuses and talking crap after defeats but that is the default setting for most managers.

He basically agreed to kill his future for £Xm. Lerner brought him here to manage our decline and, for whatever reason (£££) he agreed.

Sounds pretty far-fetched, to be honest. He came to Villa as we are about a million times bigger than Norwich. Events since have done nothing to alter that fact.

Of course we are, and of course that's why he came. There was a bit of change of strategy from the owner after his arrival though, right?

I'm not defending Lambert, and not necessarily attacking Lerner either. It just seems kind of obvious.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on November 04, 2018, 08:09:10 PM
In fairness to Paul Lambert he was obviously a big influence on Pep Guardiola, who proved it by describing Manchester City's performance today as "excellent, really excellent".
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 04, 2018, 08:19:36 PM
I would say Lerner wanted to get success based on a strategy of buy low, sell high and reinvest the profits, and thought a promising young manager the best candidate to do it.  Unfortunately, wish hard enough and you'll get what you want isn't a useful footballing strategy.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Sexual Ealing on November 04, 2018, 08:29:07 PM
I would say Lerner wanted to get success based on a strategy of buy low, sell high and reinvest the profits, and thought a promising young manager the best candidate to do it.  Unfortunately, wish hard enough and you'll get what you want isn't a useful footballing strategy.

Well, yes, I wasn't suggesting that Lerner wanted us to be relegated. His sudden change of tack, however, was obviously going to see us below where we'd been under Mr Hasn't-Even Gotalawdegree. Anyone, including Lambert, could see that.

In what was of course nothing more than conjecture, I was suggesting that Lambert thought 'massive club, reduced expectations, massive contract. And they only want me to achieve what I did last season at Norwich on a shoestring? Happy effing days.' What he failed to account for, in my speculative scenario, was the psychological impact of taking a ship like ours to the - to mix my metaphors - precipice. It rendered him no longer fit for purpose.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on November 04, 2018, 10:59:16 PM
I would say Lerner wanted to get success based on a strategy of buy low, sell high and reinvest the profits, and thought a promising young manager the best candidate to do it.  Unfortunately, wish hard enough and you'll get what you want isn't a useful footballing strategy.

'Buy low, sell high' sounds like some internet pop up advert. Great in theory but not so simple in practice. However, it is possible and probably the best successful example was the original Wimbledon, who were very good at it for a number of years. However it is a risky strategy that will almost certainly blow up in your face sooner or later.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithesShin on November 05, 2018, 12:08:05 AM
Watching the MLS game and was amusing to hear the Portland fans sing "build a bonfire".
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 05, 2018, 12:19:18 AM
Surely they'd be the most likely victims, seeing as they are "Timbers"?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: SoccerHQ on November 05, 2018, 11:13:24 AM
When?

Summer 2011 when Martinez was due to speak to us and it then didn't happen and Whelan questioned why he'd go here IIRC.


How did he fuck us over?

If Martinez had wanted to come, he would have.

Think he made Holloway style comments about the size of our club which never goes down well here.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 05, 2018, 01:08:50 PM
He said that he (Martinez) would become a top six manager rather than settling for us.  Not sure how that panned out.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: ChicagoLion on November 05, 2018, 05:06:59 PM
I hope he gets the stick he deserves, he is one of the architects of our demise.
A complete scumbag that has been paid handsomely for abject failure.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on November 05, 2018, 05:44:13 PM
I couldn't give a toss what Dave Whelan did or said to insult our club. It's his racist and anti-semitic comments and Thatcher worship I've got a problem with.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Pvb1968 on November 05, 2018, 08:17:24 PM
Dave whelan is a classic old school wanker. Paid his staff pitence and glorified in his own non self importance.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: AV82EC on November 05, 2018, 08:19:09 PM
Dave whelan is a classic old school wanker. Paid his staff pitence and glorified in his own non self importance.

Local man made good with an ego match....🤔
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Pvb1968 on November 05, 2018, 08:24:37 PM
I can't think of another thatcherite tosser who he reminds me of.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dinas_Caerdydd on November 05, 2018, 08:46:10 PM
might seem a random post but i watched a program on sky this weekend when i stumbled in from a night out which showed the english dominance in the european competitions early 80's . Obviously Liverpool dominated the program but AV got a mention and showed some good footage of your exploits when peter withe scored your winner in rotterdam i think 1981/82 season. made a bit of a fuss when Nigel spinks came on and played a blinder and your manager saunders quit a bit before but made him a messiah . god there were some dodgy haircuts to be fair and your naughty boys were making a nuisance of themselves behind the goal . did anyone see it ?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: LeeB on November 05, 2018, 09:09:23 PM
We never talk about anything else, apparently.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: spangley1812 on November 05, 2018, 09:38:26 PM
Fulham losing 1 - 0 @ Huddersfield

Taxi for Jokanovic ? To be replaced by Big Sam 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on November 05, 2018, 10:06:56 PM
Huddersfield Town blueprint for survival: score every two thousand minutes, hang on for dear life, celebrate like That Night In Barcelona, repeat.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on November 06, 2018, 12:02:54 AM
Huddersfield Town blueprint for survival: Expect a genius to help you stay up despite spending the price of a a bag of dry roasted peanut.

Wagner knows what he has there. If it wasn't for the forward thinking of Dean Smith..

I'm more than willing to support Deano today. After 18 years of shite, I'd be mad not to. Love Wagner but we have our own maestro. Nobody will work harder. It's wonderful, no matter how painful right now, supporting the Villa.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Ads on November 06, 2018, 06:43:40 AM
18 years of shite?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Des Little on November 06, 2018, 08:16:34 AM
Bruce for Fulham. That’ll learn ‘em.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: paul richard on November 06, 2018, 08:44:08 AM
I’m just really enjoying watching the Fulham bubble bursting right now. Schadenfreude. I love it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 06, 2018, 09:08:25 AM
18 years of shite?

Assume it was a typo and he meant eight.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on November 06, 2018, 09:36:32 AM
I’m just really enjoying watching the Fulham bubble bursting right now. Schadenfreude. I love it.

I am enjoying it too. I suspect the winning Championship play off manager will soon be joining the losing play off manager in the ranks of the unemployed.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: mallo on November 06, 2018, 10:36:18 AM
I’m just really enjoying watching the Fulham bubble bursting right now. Schadenfreude. I love it.

I am enjoying it too. I suspect the winning Championship play off manager will soon be joining the losing play off manager in the ranks of the unemployed.

Indeed - I didn't realise they'd spent £100M in the summer and haven't kept a clean sheet. Not great - I can see the panic set in and Fat Sam getting the gig.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Walmley_Villa on November 06, 2018, 12:54:56 PM
I’m just really enjoying watching the Fulham bubble bursting right now. Schadenfreude. I love it.

I am enjoying it too. I suspect the winning Championship play off manager will soon be joining the losing play off manager in the ranks of the unemployed.

Indeed - I didn't realise they'd spent £100M in the summer and haven't kept a clean sheet. Not great - I can see the panic set in and Fat Sam getting the gig.

Fulham needed to buy a defence and didn't, something else the two play-off managers have in common.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 06, 2018, 02:25:51 PM
They should go for Monk.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Londonfranky on November 06, 2018, 04:52:12 PM
Glad to see you boys are enjoying our misfortune, when we won at Wembley I thought we would struggle in the top flight, but not as much as this, not sure if it’s bad luck or just bad planning, all our defenders have been injured or shite, the three defenders we got from the premiership one coming back from a serious injury the other two I can see why there clubs wanted rid of them, it would pretty ironic if you took our place at the end of the season, I’m the eternal optimist, I thing we might be ok looking around us, there are 4/5 teams as bad as us, it’s a long way to go, but if where in a similar position in feb/March I’ll be worried,  any way all the best for the rest of the season, hopefully we’ll welcome you back to the premiership and playing us
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: ChicagoLion on November 06, 2018, 04:56:59 PM
Not sure where the anti Fulham stuff has come from.
They were the better team and played better Football.
Good luck frankly, there are lots of other teams to dislike more than Fulham who I actually have a lot of time for.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on November 06, 2018, 05:02:06 PM
Same here. I was shocked they allowed Fredericks to leave on a free, especially to West Ham. As full backs go, he's quality or at least, used to be.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 06, 2018, 05:31:33 PM
I've no problem with Fulham, except for that twatty left back, obviously.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PaulWinch again on November 06, 2018, 05:55:03 PM
Same here. I was shocked they allowed Fredericks to leave on a free, especially to West Ham. As full backs go, he's quality or at least, used to be.

They might not have let him, he might just have had his head turned.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: brian green on November 06, 2018, 05:55:29 PM
That twatty left back is rapidly becoming valueless.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: lovejoy on November 06, 2018, 06:34:12 PM
Bruges 3 -0 up at Monaco. Bravo Thierry, bravo.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa Lew on November 06, 2018, 06:43:11 PM
Liverpool 2 down at half time
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on November 06, 2018, 07:37:52 PM
Bruges 3 -0 up at Monaco. Bravo Thierry, bravo.
Yes Henry being schooled by Leko in an almost empty stadium. 4-0
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 06, 2018, 07:47:41 PM
Liverpool 😂
Thierry Henry and the taxdodgers 🤣🤣🤣
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on November 06, 2018, 09:33:14 PM
Glad to see you boys are enjoying our misfortune, when we won at Wembley I thought we would struggle in the top flight, but not as much as this, not sure if it’s bad luck or just bad planning, all our defenders have been injured or shite, the three defenders we got from the premiership one coming back from a serious injury the other two I can see why there clubs wanted rid of them, it would pretty ironic if you took our place at the end of the season, I’m the eternal optimist, I thing we might be ok looking around us, there are 4/5 teams as bad as us, it’s a long way to go, but if where in a similar position in feb/March I’ll be worried,  any way all the best for the rest of the season, hopefully we’ll welcome you back to the premiership and playing us


It is probably easier said than done but Fulham might be okay if they can stop conceding so many goals. Huddersfield and Cardiff don't look good enough to stay up and Southampton and Newcastle look to be in for a struggle too. Add to that a Burnley side with a small squad who haven't recovered from their added Europa League games and a Palace side that would be screwed without Zaha and there is some hope for Fulham.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on November 06, 2018, 10:38:06 PM
Thierry Henry's joint bottom of Ligue 1 Monaco 0 Club Brugge 4 tonight in the Champions league. I think we may have dodged a bullet there.

However, Athletico Madrid, Schalke, Spurs and Porto all win which means i copped for a nice little acca.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on November 06, 2018, 10:45:59 PM
Glad to see you boys are enjoying our misfortune, when we won at Wembley I thought we would struggle in the top flight, but not as much as this, not sure if it’s bad luck or just bad planning, all our defenders have been injured or shite, the three defenders we got from the premiership one coming back from a serious injury the other two I can see why there clubs wanted rid of them, it would pretty ironic if you took our place at the end of the season, I’m the eternal optimist, I thing we might be ok looking around us, there are 4/5 teams as bad as us, it’s a long way to go, but if where in a similar position in feb/March I’ll be worried,  any way all the best for the rest of the season, hopefully we’ll welcome you back to the premiership and playing us
We miss you. I think Villa and Fulham should always be in the same division and I don’t care which division.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: eamonn on November 06, 2018, 11:16:11 PM
Deano for Monaco!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Colhint on November 07, 2018, 08:27:06 PM
Man City 2nd goal. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: pooligan on November 07, 2018, 10:20:14 PM
I thought Spurs were lucky last night with the own goal but they have got nothing on United .Spurs probably deserved to win but United were totally outplayed and lucky to only be the one goal down with 86 mins gone To actually win is unbelievable
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Villa Lew on November 07, 2018, 10:22:48 PM
Totally agree and Mourinho once again showed his lack of class at the end.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Somniloquism on November 07, 2018, 10:29:38 PM
I thought Spurs were lucky last night with the own goal but they have got nothing on United .Spurs probably deserved to win but United were totally outplayed and lucky to only be the one goal down with 86 mins gone To actually win is unbelievable

You could actually state that exact description when they won their first EC under Fergie.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Sexual Ealing on November 08, 2018, 10:47:42 AM
This is amazing: https://twitter.com/HallyLiam/status/1060303553330380800
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on November 08, 2018, 12:12:22 PM
That is terrifying.
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Post by: Toronto Villa on November 08, 2018, 03:48:18 PM
Normally it is Steve Bruce that looks like he’s eaten the players.
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Post by: john e on November 08, 2018, 05:29:01 PM
Totally agree and Mourinho once again showed his lack of class at the end.

is this the same bloke who was making such a song and dance about one of the Chelsea Staff celebrating a late goal only a couple of weeks ago

don’t give it out if you can’t take it back

Wanker
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on November 08, 2018, 06:32:30 PM
He's always been the same, classic example was his dig at Lambert for complaining about decisions in the 2-1 defeat there, and then the hypocrite complained about decisions when we beat them at home.
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Post by: eamonn on November 09, 2018, 02:32:02 PM
Sorry, is Peter Crouch still a footballer? I'm being bombarded by ads for his podcasts and other media appearances.
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Post by: Sexual Ealing on November 09, 2018, 07:19:18 PM
Fulham are 25/1 to win away at Liverpool. Now, I know that they're shite and Liverpool are good, but it's a two horse race and one of them is 25/1. Worth a fiver of anyone's money*.

*This post, the fact that I have placed that fiver and also because Liverpool are much better than Fulham will ensure that Liverpool will win. Or it'll be a fucking draw.
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Post by: Drummond on November 09, 2018, 08:08:24 PM
Sky's coverage of the Last Post was fucking abysmal in the Sheffield Derby; they played crowd noise over the silence and Last Post!
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Post by: Nev on November 09, 2018, 08:12:45 PM
Sky's coverage of the Last Post was fucking abysmal in the Sheffield Derby; they played crowd noise over the silence and Last Post!

Very odd, I can't see any reason to even do that by mistake. Boneheads on Twitter still think it was the crowd, Sky need to apologise.
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Post by: Drummond on November 09, 2018, 10:15:33 PM
Sky's coverage of the Last Post was fucking abysmal in the Sheffield Derby; they played crowd noise over the silence and Last Post!

Very odd, I can't see any reason to even do that by mistake. Boneheads on Twitter still think it was the crowd, Sky need to apologise.

They're very quick to apologise when a fan swears..
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Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 10, 2018, 03:26:03 PM
For those pining for an Elphick return he’s just completely fcuked up to allow Adams to score for the noses.
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Post by: VillaAlways on November 10, 2018, 03:56:23 PM
Blues 2-0 up
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Post by: VillaAlways on November 10, 2018, 06:42:49 PM
WBA beating Leeds
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Post by: SoccerHQ on November 10, 2018, 06:49:08 PM
That's good for us.
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Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on November 10, 2018, 06:55:07 PM
Albion 2-0 now.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on November 10, 2018, 06:57:50 PM
That's very good for us.
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Post by: jwarry on November 10, 2018, 07:05:03 PM
Albion 2-0 now.

With less than 30% possession
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Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on November 10, 2018, 07:09:53 PM
3-0 now.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on November 10, 2018, 07:10:45 PM
4-0. Gayle with a comeback goal.
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Post by: CT on November 10, 2018, 07:11:03 PM
... make that four.
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Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 10, 2018, 07:13:14 PM
Mad, mad league this year.  Best league by far for excitement.  Baggies have outplayed Leeds to be fair.
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Post by: VillaAlways on November 10, 2018, 07:13:18 PM
4-0. Gayle with a comeback goal.
I wonder if they’ll be calling for Moore’s head like last week
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Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 10, 2018, 07:15:03 PM
Nice of us to be their centre of attention though.  Very flattering.  Come back up win the up etc doesn’t quite make sense when we are both in the same league. They’re that used to us being above them they forget bless them.
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Post by: Somniloquism on November 10, 2018, 07:17:15 PM
Blues 2-0 up

Ended 3-3. All three of their goals was from defensive howlers though.
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Post by: pauliewalnuts on November 10, 2018, 07:17:29 PM
Dortmund - Bayern is a great match
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Post by: Toronto Villa on November 10, 2018, 07:54:58 PM
When's Bielsa walking out then?
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Post by: DB on November 11, 2018, 11:38:23 AM
It does seem that no-one want to get promoted. There is no team that is really standing out. If we can get something going after y-days performance we can still do it.
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Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on November 11, 2018, 01:12:33 PM
Fulham 2-0 down now. If we'd gone up, we might well have been Premier League whipping boys again  :-\
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Post by: wittonwarrior on November 11, 2018, 01:16:36 PM
Fulham 2-0 down now. If we'd gone up, we might well have been Premier League whipping boys again  :-\

Totally disagree it wouldn’t have been easy but we would have had a more solid squad
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Post by: mr underhill on November 11, 2018, 01:29:38 PM
They might as well have set fire to that £100m - Cairney looked brilliant in the Chumps but totally out of his depth in the PL. Their midfield is simply not good enough, hence the awfulness of their results this season
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Post by: Sexual Ealing on November 11, 2018, 02:19:29 PM
Fulham are 25/1 to win away at Liverpool. Now, I know that they're shite and Liverpool are good, but it's a two horse race and one of them is 25/1. Worth a fiver of anyone's money*.

*This post, the fact that I have placed that fiver and also because Liverpool are much better than Fulham will ensure that Liverpool will win. Or it'll be a fucking draw.
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Post by: Pete3206 on November 11, 2018, 02:32:43 PM
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Post by: wittonwarrior on November 11, 2018, 03:18:05 PM
Watching a couple of premiership games on tv right now it is evident why the likes of Colin wanker thrive in the lower leagues.  After 2 seconds yesterday Grealish was fouled in the prem that would have been a yellow card  as would a great many other challenges in the match. 
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Post by: olaftab on November 11, 2018, 03:35:13 PM
Fulham are 25/1 to win away at Liverpool. Now, I know that they're shite and Liverpool are good, but it's a two horse race and one of them is 25/1. Worth a fiver of anyone's money*.

*This post, the fact that I have placed that fiver and also because Liverpool are much better than Fulham will ensure that Liverpool will win. Or it'll be a fucking draw.
Fulham put up a good fist and were unlucky to get nil.😂
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Post by: Sexual Ealing on November 11, 2018, 03:56:56 PM
Fulham are 25/1 to win away at Liverpool. Now, I know that they're shite and Liverpool are good, but it's a two horse race and one of them is 25/1. Worth a fiver of anyone's money*.

*This post, the fact that I have placed that fiver and also because Liverpool are much better than Fulham will ensure that Liverpool will win. Or it'll be a fucking draw.
Fulham put up a good fist and were unlucky to get nil.😂

I am always wrong.
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Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on November 11, 2018, 04:46:28 PM
Manchester 1 up against the Plastics.
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Post by: Sexual Ealing on November 11, 2018, 04:54:40 PM
City have had 90% possession.
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Post by: olaftab on November 11, 2018, 05:06:15 PM
Manchester 1 up against the Plastics.
Can’t say who I hate most. Plastics because who they are especially the brummie reds or the slave masters with their filthy oil money🤔
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Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on November 11, 2018, 05:19:38 PM
Manchester 1 up against the Plastics.
Can’t say who I hate most. Plastics because who they are especially the brummie reds or the slave masters with their filthy oil money🤔

It's always about the fans for me. I have always had a healthy dislike for the Plastics since we played them at Villa Park in our promotion season back in 74/75. Stood in a packed Witton End where their fans were utter wankers, spitting on Villa fans young and old but knowing they were safe in numbers.

Love to see their reaction when I refer to City as 'Manchester', a name used by the TV commentators over here. 'Yanited'? Oh yeah, which one? Plastic Tossers!
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Post by: Pvb1968 on November 11, 2018, 06:06:24 PM
I can remember the Vera duckworth lookalikes spitting on us at mould Trafford in 1989. Horrible club with gobshite horrible fans. Man city the complete opposite, I can remember being in the aston tavern when they were singing the villa and city will never be defeated, before we played them. I think it's great that they smash the vile wankers, they play fantastic football and the connection between the fans and players is still there even though there all millionaires.
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Post by: Lsvilla on November 11, 2018, 06:36:37 PM
I can remember the Vera duckworth lookalikes spitting on us at mould Trafford in 1989. Horrible club with gobshite horrible fans. Man city the complete opposite, I can remember being in the aston tavern when they were singing the villa and city will never be defeated, before we played them. I think it's great that they smash the vile wankers, they play fantastic football and the connection between the fans and players is still there even though there all millionaires.
And I see them as our “get out of jail free” card if ever FFP gets thrown at us.
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Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on November 11, 2018, 06:56:26 PM
City's third goal was ridiculously good. 44 passes in the build-up, apparently. I was thinking as they were pinging the ball around that Manure hadn't touched it for ages and if it ended in a goal it would be sensational. And it did, and it was. Very similar to Super Tommy Johnson's goal away at Boro on New Years Day. Not quite as good a finish though.
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Post by: The Man With A Stick on November 11, 2018, 07:59:09 PM
Anyone watching the Copa Libertadores final?  Cracking game so far and the atmosphere looks ridiculous.  Proper football this, no goal music, clappers or plastic stadiums in a retail park next to Carpetright and B&M Bargains.
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Post by: lennythekad on November 11, 2018, 08:10:12 PM
Anyone watching the Copa Libertadores final?  Cracking game so far and the atmosphere looks ridiculous.  Proper football this, no goal music, clappers or plastic stadiums in a retail park next to Carpetright and B&M Bargains.

Yes. Cracking game and atmosphere. No issues re. safe standing behind the goals, either!.
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on November 11, 2018, 08:31:47 PM
River Plate equalise, cheering for them versus the BA rags.

Argentinian football is mental compared to Brasil. Went to River Plate v Newells Old Boys in 97. The main home end was full of Iron Maiden / AC /DC / Ramones banners and then for no reason during the second half there was a massive stramash that cleared a quarter of the home end. Can only imagine what today is like.
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Post by: Richard E on November 11, 2018, 08:33:43 PM
Monaco getting spanked again. I think we dodged an intercontinental ballistic missile there rather than just a bullet.
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Post by: pauliewalnuts on November 11, 2018, 08:35:52 PM
River Plate equalise, cheering for them versus the BA rags.

Argentinian football is mental compared to Brasil. Went to River Plate v Newells Old Boys in 97. The main home end was full of Iron Maiden / AC /DC / Ramones banners and then for no reason during the second half there was a massive stramash that cleared a quarter of the home end. Can only imagine what today is like.

I remember watching a British documentary which involved a guy going to a Buenos Aires derby match, and it looked absolutely fucking insane.
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Post by: olaftab on November 11, 2018, 08:48:53 PM
Boca Juniors v River Plate derby is on my bucket list. Tickets for this match were going at about £1200 a seat so decided not to travel. This stadium La Bombonera looks a monster. Must get there one day.
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Post by: DB on November 11, 2018, 08:49:49 PM
Yes. C'mon River Plate. Have a soft spot for them after JPA played for them before he came over to us. Oh, and the fat drug taking cheat is BJ
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Post by: olaftab on November 11, 2018, 08:54:45 PM
I am River Plate as well as Qatar sponsor BJ shirts and Teves plays for them.
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Post by: lennythekad on November 11, 2018, 09:00:30 PM
Boca Juniors v River Plate derby is on my bucket list. Tickets for this match were going at about £1200 a seat so decided not to travel. This stadium La Bombonera looks a monster. Must get there one day.

Tangol agency had four for each leg and wanted £2000 each!
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on November 11, 2018, 09:02:09 PM
River Plate equalise, cheering for them versus the BA rags.

Argentinian football is mental compared to Brasil. Went to River Plate v Newells Old Boys in 97. The main home end was full of Iron Maiden / AC /DC / Ramones banners and then for no reason during the second half there was a massive stramash that cleared a quarter of the home end. Can only imagine what today is like.

I remember watching a British documentary which involved a guy going to a Buenos Aires derby match, and it looked absolutely fucking insane.


Was at the 2014 WC final with 30 or friends and girlfriends who were mainly English ex-pats. I had a German top on whilst the English lads didn't know who not to support. We had 2 rows of Boca fans in front of us. After Higuain's miss I cheered and next thing they started spitting on us and trying to fight us till the stewards intervened. This in seats that were US$1100 face value so imagine what the guys from the rough barrios are like. Needless to say everyone was supporting Germany for the rest of the game.

I'd imagine River Plate would have taken a 2-2 draw before the game and leaves the next leg interesting.
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Post by: b23 on November 11, 2018, 09:04:26 PM
Anyone watching the Copa Libertadores final?  Cracking game so far and the atmosphere looks ridiculous.  Proper football this, no goal music, clappers or plastic stadiums in a retail park next to Carpetright and B&M Bargains.

Yes. Cracking game and atmosphere. No issues re. safe standing behind the goals, either!.

Yes. Great game and looking forward to the 2nd leg.
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Post by: lennythekad on November 11, 2018, 09:08:12 PM
River Plate equalise, cheering for them versus the BA rags.

Argentinian football is mental compared to Brasil. Went to River Plate v Newells Old Boys in 97. The main home end was full of Iron Maiden / AC /DC / Ramones banners and then for no reason during the second half there was a massive stramash that cleared a quarter of the home end. Can only imagine what today is like.


I remember watching a British documentary which involved a guy going to a Buenos Aires derby match, and it looked absolutely fucking insane.


There’s been no away fans for several seasons now, at any Argy games, due to the trouble. Went to about 20 games in under three weeks in April ‘17, including a BJ and River home game. The atmosphere is still amazing. Can only imagine what it’d be like if away fans were allowed.
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Post by: Sexual Ealing on November 11, 2018, 09:11:43 PM
Yes. C'mon River Plate. Have a soft spot for them after JPA played for them before he came over to us. Oh, and the fat drug taking cheat is BJ

That fat, drug-taking cheat still managed to be the best player to ever kick a football. I don't know if you've ever taken cocaine, but I have, and I can confirm that it does nothing to improve your sporting prowess.
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on November 11, 2018, 09:36:57 PM
That fat, drug-taking cheat still managed to be the best player to ever kick a football. I don't know if you've ever taken cocaine, but I have, and I can confirm that it does nothing to improve your sporting prowess.

Or sexual prowess!  :'(
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Post by: PeterWithe on November 11, 2018, 09:44:59 PM
That fat, drug-taking cheat still managed to be the best player to ever kick a football. I don't know if you've ever taken cocaine, but I have, and I can confirm that it does nothing to improve your sporting prowess.

Or sexual prowess!  :'(

Reminds me of a letter to Viz defending Lance Armstrong on the strength of the author not being able to find his bike after an evening of recreational drug taking, let alone winning the Tour de France.
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Post by: DB on November 11, 2018, 10:15:12 PM
Yes. C'mon River Plate. Have a soft spot for them after JPA played for them before he came over to us. Oh, and the fat drug taking cheat is BJ

That fat, drug-taking cheat still managed to be the best player to ever kick a football. I don't know if you've ever taken cocaine, but I have, and I can confirm that it does nothing to improve your sporting prowess.

I never said it did. He was caught taking 5 banned substances in USA 94 as well as known use recreational use of coke.
He was a brialliant player but. He still is a cheat that took drugs.
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Post by: Sexual Ealing on November 11, 2018, 10:17:54 PM
Yes. C'mon River Plate. Have a soft spot for them after JPA played for them before he came over to us. Oh, and the fat drug taking cheat is BJ

That fat, drug-taking cheat still managed to be the best player to ever kick a football. I don't know if you've ever taken cocaine, but I have, and I can confirm that it does nothing to improve your sporting prowess.

I never said it did. He was caught taking 5 banned substances in USA 94 as well as known use recreational use of coke.
He was a brialliant player but. He still is a cheat that took drugs.

He was spent by '94. He was the greatest of all time 84-90.

Sorry to sound like a twat. I really, really love Maradona.
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Post by: Sexual Ealing on November 11, 2018, 10:18:27 PM
That fat, drug-taking cheat still managed to be the best player to ever kick a football. I don't know if you've ever taken cocaine, but I have, and I can confirm that it does nothing to improve your sporting prowess.

Or sexual prowess!  :'(

Well, depending on the moment!
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Post by: Drummond on November 12, 2018, 10:16:35 AM
Yes. C'mon River Plate. Have a soft spot for them after JPA played for them before he came over to us. Oh, and the fat drug taking cheat is BJ

That fat, drug-taking cheat still managed to be the best player to ever kick a football. I don't know if you've ever taken cocaine, but I have, and I can confirm that it does nothing to improve your sporting prowess.

Hmmmm, were you on Diet?
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Post by: Damo70 on November 12, 2018, 02:34:26 PM
I can remember the Vera duckworth lookalikes spitting on us at mould Trafford in 1989. Horrible club with gobshite horrible fans. Man city the complete opposite, I can remember being in the aston tavern when they were singing the villa and city will never be defeated, before we played them. I think it's great that they smash the vile wankers, they play fantastic football and the connection between the fans and players is still there even though there all millionaires.

I don't think we played at Old Trafford in 1989. In '88/'89 we played them  and drew 1-1 in the November of 1988. I remember Sid scoring, Colin Gibson going off with a bad injury for them and watching The Lost Boys whilst coming back on the coach in a thick fog all the way home. I think it was bonfire night. In '89/'90 a car load of us got as far as the outskirts of Manchester (in fancy dress) only to be told in a pub that the game had been called off earlier that morning. If we had had the radio on rather than listening to cassettes in the car we would have found out sooner. I think that was in the December and the game was eventually played around March or April 1990. I think we lost 2-0 with Mark Robins scoring both or possibly he and MarkHughes shared the goals. I can't be bothered to look it up. I might be wrong, a lot of alcohol has passed under the bridge since then.
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Post by: LeeB on November 12, 2018, 02:48:49 PM
I can remember the Vera duckworth lookalikes spitting on us at mould Trafford in 1989. Horrible club with gobshite horrible fans. Man city the complete opposite, I can remember being in the aston tavern when they were singing the villa and city will never be defeated, before we played them. I think it's great that they smash the vile wankers, they play fantastic football and the connection between the fans and players is still there even though there all millionaires.

I don't think we played at Old Trafford in 1989. In '88/'89 we played them  and drew 1-1 in the November of 1988. I remember Sid scoring, Colin Gibson going off with a bad injury for them and watching The Lost Boys whilst coming back on the coach in a thick fog all the way home. I think it was bonfire night. In '89/'90 a car load of us got as far as the outskirts of Manchester (in fancy dress) only to be told in a pub that the game had been called off earlier that morning. If we had had the radio on rather than listening to cassettes in the car we would have found out sooner. I think that was in the December and the game was eventually played around March or April 1990. I think we lost 2-0 with Mark Robins scoring both or possibly he and MarkHughes shared the goals. I can't be bothered to look it up. I might be wrong, a lot of alcohol has passed under the bridge since then.

You are correct mate.

I guess he's referring to the '88 game but we were at both, with the official coach we were on broke down 3 times going to the re-arraged game.

He's my big brother if you were wondering.
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Post by: UK Redsox on November 12, 2018, 08:05:19 PM
Hampton & Richmond v Oldham (inc Jordan Lyden)

H&R take the lead with a penalty win with one of the most blatant dives you’ll see
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Post by: Richard E on November 12, 2018, 08:08:31 PM
The locals spent the entire game in 1990 chucking coins and spitting on us, and when I got back to my car a nail had been pushed into the side of one of the tyres. Toerags.
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Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 12, 2018, 08:37:31 PM
Was that the game where were a few Scummy Brummy reds giving it the big one from another stand towards us at the end?
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Post by: Richard E on November 12, 2018, 08:39:00 PM
Was that the game where were a few Scummy Brummy reds giving it the big one from another stand towards us at the end?

I think so, yes.
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Post by: brian green on November 12, 2018, 10:00:23 PM
Which was the year we all sang "Down With The Villa" and the thick Manc twats did not get it?  They thought we had been converted to Red Filth.  My boys and I went as Roman soldiers.
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Post by: brian green on November 12, 2018, 10:10:56 PM
FWIIW I had my first experience with cocaine at eight years of age then regularly until I left school.  The alkaloid of coca leaf was the standard local anaesthetic at the school dental clinic.
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Post by: ktvillan on November 12, 2018, 11:21:20 PM
Ar but did you used to cycle to the dentist Brian?
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Post by: Damo70 on November 13, 2018, 11:40:14 AM
Which was the year we all sang "Down With The Villa" and the thick Manc twats did not get it?  They thought we had been converted to Red Filth.  My boys and I went as Roman soldiers.

A Land Rover load of us went to Old Trafford as 'The God Squad' once around Christmas time 1990. We drew
1-1. I went as a nun and I seem to recall we also had a monk and a couple of priests in our gang. We were blasting out MC Hammer's 'Pray' on the way. Unfortunately there was no other costume of that type for our last mate to choose. So if anyone who was at that game remembers a monk, a nun and two priests being rather bizarrely accompanied by 'The Hoffmeister Bear', that was us.
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Post by: steamer on November 13, 2018, 12:34:01 PM
New years day 1977, lost 2.0
4 of us went by car, how conspicuous are 4 guys together with not a spot of red between them.
Split up into pairs, keep your head down. It almost worked.
After the game walking back to the car minding my own business, until Melvin came running past and grabbed me shouting, " they are after us"
It pains me to say that like Peter did to our Lord, I denied Melvin.
Not that it helped, attention was drawn, with a whack across my head from that years must have fashion item, a black Brolly. I was off.
for good Measure a few swung punches and loose kicks made sure that my start to 1977 was an energetic one.
Ahh Mancs plastic or otherwise don't you just love them.

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Post by: john e on November 13, 2018, 01:03:34 PM
New years day 1977, lost 2.0
4 of us went by car, how conspicuous are 4 guys together with not a spot of red between them.
Split up into pairs, keep your head down. It almost worked.
After the game walking back to the car minding my own business, until Melvin came running past and grabbed me shouting, " they are after us"
It pains me to say that like Peter did to our Lord, I denied Melvin.
Not that it helped, attention was drawn, with a whack across my head from that years must have fashion item, a black Brolly. I was off.
for good Measure a few swung punches and loose kicks made sure that my start to 1977 was an energetic one.
Ahh Mancs plastic or otherwise don't you just love them.



if that was the match where Steve Coppell scored (can’t be bothered to look it up) I was also there with my Reds supporting family and Cousin
stood in the Stretford end safe as houses
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Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 13, 2018, 07:58:32 PM
I do remember them all singing ‘there’s only one team in Europe’ at that ‘90 game I think.  Only we all were looking at each other bemused thinking they were singing ‘there’s only one Timmy Mallet.’
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Post by: Pvb1968 on November 13, 2018, 09:26:19 PM
We did the 1-1 when sid scored and the 2 - 0 the the next season. Fogg like soup for the first one and I'm sure tarzan gave us a song when we were kept behind after the game. For the 2-0 we had hired a car from a place in Erdington for the original Saturday date but got to kingstanding and had a bump so took the hire car back, we didn't know the game had been called off till after. They are a self promoting bunch of cnts, there fans are always the bloke you would avoid at work because you've sussed out he would stab you in the back at the sanrme time as pretending to be your friend. I don't mind man city at all, good luck to them.
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Post by: Meanwood Villa on November 14, 2018, 10:29:02 PM


I can't stop laughing at this, brilliant.
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on November 15, 2018, 08:22:13 PM
Chelsea having a two year transfer embargo would be very funny.
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Post by: tomd2103 on November 15, 2018, 08:34:36 PM
Turned on the Wayne Rooney testimonial game just in time to see Guzan pass the ball to an England player on the edge of his own area.  Brought back some terrible memories. 
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Post by: London Villan on November 15, 2018, 08:46:02 PM
It’s the first time I’ve ever seen rooney smile while being in an england shirt. He’s not had a go at the fans yet either.
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Post by: olaftab on November 15, 2018, 09:13:40 PM
I am so pleased his fabulous contribution to his country, winning two world cups and two European championships all on his own, has been appropriately recognised. #GodBlessWayne
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: London Villan on November 15, 2018, 09:20:54 PM
It’s very similar to what the FA did to honour Bobby Moore...
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Pat McMahon on November 15, 2018, 09:32:38 PM
I do remember them all singing ‘there’s only one team in Europe’ at that ‘90 game I think.  Only we all were looking at each other bemused thinking they were singing ‘there’s only one Timmy Mallet.’

We had lost 3-2 to Inter. They had beaten Wrexham - IIRC
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Meanwood Villa on November 15, 2018, 09:45:27 PM
Croatia beat Spain and now it's winner takes all in last group game (or Spain through in the event of a draw). This Nations League lark has got interesting.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on November 15, 2018, 10:39:49 PM
I watched the second half of Croatia vs Spain, and it was a cracker. The fact it wasn’t a completely meaningless friendly really seemed to make a difference as both teams were really going for it.

Sets things up nicely for Sunday at Wembley now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Damo70 on November 16, 2018, 01:37:49 AM
Croatia beat Spain and now it's winner takes all in last group game (or Spain through in the event of a draw). This Nations League lark has got interesting.

The Nations League confuses me. To the best of my understanding we need three falls and one submission to gain the right to throw a six and avoid a snake then go up a ladder. In the event of two teams being level on all of those it will then be decided on the Duckworth-Lewis-Numberwang method.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on November 16, 2018, 08:35:34 PM
Good game between The Netherlands and France. The Dutch scored just before HT to lead 1-0.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: tomd2103 on November 16, 2018, 08:52:55 PM
Chester just gone off with a knee injury.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: DB on November 16, 2018, 08:53:09 PM
Chester has just gone off injured
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: pooligan on November 16, 2018, 09:01:30 PM
Been half expecting to read Chester has gone off due to injury .Only a idiot like Bruce would leave us with  no other centre half as cover
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on November 16, 2018, 09:15:06 PM
Chester just gone off with a knee injury.
Fuck nooooooooooo :((
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Richard E on November 16, 2018, 09:24:47 PM
Good game between The Netherlands and France. The Dutch scored just before HT to lead 1-0.

If it stays like that, Germany are relegated. Which I'm sure we'd all find devastating.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Dinas_Caerdydd on November 16, 2018, 10:06:08 PM
looked liked a hamstring injury rather than a  knee injury from where i was





Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 16, 2018, 10:36:24 PM
At least Jedinak has retired.  Stands well back.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on November 16, 2018, 11:21:48 PM
Good game between The Netherlands and France. The Dutch scored just before HT to lead 1-0.

If it stays like that, Germany are relegated. Which I'm sure we'd all find devastating.
No I am afraid it didn’t stay like that☹️
In fact it ended 2-0.😂😂😂
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: PeterWithesShin on November 17, 2018, 03:42:00 PM
Mitrovic has apparently scored, been punched in the head and put a paneka penalty over the bar.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Pat McMahon on November 17, 2018, 06:25:46 PM
Croatia beat Spain and now it's winner takes all in last group game (or Spain through in the event of a draw). This Nations League lark has got interesting.

The Nations League confuses me. To the best of my understanding we need three falls and one submission to gain the right to throw a six and avoid a snake then go up a ladder. In the event of two teams being level on all of those it will then be decided on the Duckworth-Lewis-Numberwang method.

Now it’s all clear. Thanks for explaining it Damo.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: LeeB on November 17, 2018, 07:25:54 PM
Jesus, these international weekends are purgatory.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 17, 2018, 09:53:33 PM
Always rated McLeish. What a guy.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on November 17, 2018, 10:12:32 PM
Jesus, these international weekends are purgatory.
Whilst most of the week has been dump-a-Tory.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Pete3206 on November 18, 2018, 01:28:29 PM
Delph in ahead of Ali today? Hmm
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on November 18, 2018, 01:36:31 PM
Delph in ahead of Ali today? Hmm

Totally different types of players, I'd say it's more likely that Barkley is Alli's replacement. Maybe even Rashford. I'm surprised Delph's in ahead of Henderson though.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: garyshawsknee on November 18, 2018, 01:44:53 PM
I know he's a weasel and a snake, but I think Delph does well for England. I've always thought Henderson is pretty limited too.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on November 18, 2018, 01:50:54 PM
Agreed, I'm not advocating the use of Henderson, I think he's extremely average, I just hadn't realised he'd slipped behind Delph in the pecking order. Delph's more energetic but he can be a bit reckless. Mind, I think Dier's bloody awful too, so clearly I'll never be happy.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2018/19
Post by: olaftab on November 18, 2018, 01:58: