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Title: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: UK Redsox on June 16, 2021, 01:54:04 PM
It's still last season in the National League

It's summer tournament time for international teams

However, it's also nearly time for season 2021/22 to start.

The Champions League qualifiers start next week
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: eamonn on June 16, 2021, 11:12:16 PM
Quite. The preliminary round will be made-up of teams from Andorra, San Marino, Faroe Islands and Kosovo with the entrant from the lost city of Atlantis receiving a bye.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on June 16, 2021, 11:17:41 PM
The lads are back in training on 5th July.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on June 16, 2021, 11:20:54 PM
It's still last season in the National League

It's summer tournament time for international teams

However, it's also nearly time for season 2021/22 to start.

The Champions League qualifiers start next week

You need to do a tantric workshop.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on June 17, 2021, 10:37:44 AM
This thread this coming season will be fun as we will be laughing all the time at how inept other teams are.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: London Villan on June 20, 2021, 04:01:57 PM
Torquay’s keeper scores a 95th minute equaliser in the non-league play off final. Great stuff.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: john e on June 20, 2021, 04:13:28 PM
Torquay’s keeper scores a 95th minute equaliser in the non-league play off final. Great stuff.

Truly a brilliant game
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Axl Rose on June 20, 2021, 04:17:34 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/FifaCMTips/status/1406630337187352583
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 24, 2021, 05:48:20 PM
They've scrapped away goals in European competition. Good news, I reckon. It has always been bollocks that some goals arbitrarily count more than others. Nearly as stupid as the head to head nonsense in the Euros...
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 24, 2021, 05:50:38 PM
And in the League Cup, Small Heath get their traditional home draw against lower league dross. Colchester, this time.

It's a fairly dull draw with few Championship clubs away to minnows. Sky will undoubtedly choose to show Waynerooneysderby against Salford and spend the entire match wanking on about Man U.

https://mobile.twitter.com/Carabao_Cup/status/1408080158947434498

Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 24, 2021, 06:08:36 PM
Also a couple of local derbies in FGR v Bristol City, Bristol Rovers v Cheltenham and Coventry v Northampton in the Sixfields derby.

The Met will probably hope away fans won't be back for Millwall v Pompey.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on June 24, 2021, 09:41:54 PM
Also a couple of local derbies in FGR v Bristol City, Bristol Rovers v Cheltenham and Coventry v Northampton in the Sixfields derby.

The Met will probably hope away fans won't be back for Millwall v Pompey.

Coventry haven't played at Sixfields for a while, they shared with Blues last year, now back at the Ricoh again.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Meanwood Villa on June 24, 2021, 09:49:58 PM
They've scrapped away goals in European competition. Good news, I reckon. It has always been bollocks that some goals arbitrarily count more than others. Nearly as stupid as the head to head nonsense in the Euros...

Agreed on the away goals. Stupid rule.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: UK Redsox on June 28, 2021, 04:16:18 PM
Also a couple of local derbies in FGR v Bristol City, Bristol Rovers v Cheltenham and Coventry v Northampton in the Sixfields derby.

The Met will probably hope away fans won't be back for Millwall v Pompey.

Nailsworth v North Somerset City might be one that Sky go for. If only so they can bang on about vegan pies

Bristol Rovers v 'Nam Town are teams where I've been both a home fan and an away fan
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ASHTONVILLA on July 10, 2021, 09:26:12 PM
Copa America final is on BBC tonight (1am kick off), worth a watch to see how Emi and Luiz get on. Could have Copa America, European Championship and Olympic winners at Villa by the time the season kicks off!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 11, 2021, 12:04:07 AM
Martinez starts, Luiz on bench. Supporting Argentina. Hope Luiz wins the Olympics...
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Hockley Lion on July 11, 2021, 12:31:31 AM
It's on BBC TV isn't it CD?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 11, 2021, 12:36:28 AM
Yeah, BBC One. The rest of the tournament has been hidden away on the red button but this is on proper telly.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Hockley Lion on July 11, 2021, 12:41:39 AM
👍 past my bedtime but it's calling out to me.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 11, 2021, 12:44:15 AM
I'm gonna try to stay up. Unfortunately this is the one game this tournament that could go to extra time.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Hockley Lion on July 11, 2021, 12:57:21 AM
Argentina for me too. Love Martinez, such a good signing. Brilliant in penalty shootout.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Small Rodent on July 11, 2021, 01:20:51 AM
Terrible game so far after 20 mins.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 11, 2021, 01:21:55 AM
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL Argentinos

Classy lobbed finish by Of Mary.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on July 11, 2021, 01:22:31 AM
Argentina lead 1-0. Di Maria
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Hockley Lion on July 11, 2021, 01:24:28 AM
Game needed that.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on July 11, 2021, 01:25:29 AM
Long way to go but for Argentina have looked a lot more street wise during this tournament. They don’t allow a lot of shots on goal, and if they do they have the worlds best keeper. And up front while they are not completely fluid, something they continue to be inconsistent despite their talented players they have Messi and they have players who can change games. Certainly will be a good bet for the WC. But they have to finish it off tonight.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Scott Nielsen on July 11, 2021, 01:53:13 AM
It's not one for the ages so far but I hope Argentina can hold onto it. Brazil lacks urgency so far.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Hillbilly on July 11, 2021, 02:11:47 AM
Cracking save by Emi from Richarlison
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on July 11, 2021, 02:26:21 AM
The amount of rolling around is embarrassing.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Scott Nielsen on July 11, 2021, 02:34:11 AM
Yeah, it really is. No rhythm with all these free-kicks but I think the referee is actually having a good game.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on July 11, 2021, 02:44:23 AM
Cracking save from Emi again.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Scott Nielsen on July 11, 2021, 02:44:51 AM
Emi really needs to have a sit-down with Rodrigo De Paul so he sees the light. The weather in Madrid is overrated anyway.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Scott Nielsen on July 11, 2021, 02:45:35 AM
How Messi managed to fuck that up, I do not know. Should be game over.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on July 11, 2021, 02:51:49 AM
YESSSSSS Well done Emi. Delighted for him.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Scott Nielsen on July 11, 2021, 02:51:58 AM
Argentina champions.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 11, 2021, 03:05:26 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/pz5bJnF/20210711-030222.jpg) (https://ibb.co/pz5bJnF)

One of the all time greats... hugging Messi.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 11, 2021, 03:08:25 AM
Martinez wins best goalkeeper award.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 11, 2021, 10:44:41 AM
Watched the first half, knew Brazil wouldn't get past Emi so went to bed.

Delighted for him but also for Messi and it'll piss off the "CR7 is the greatest 'cos he won a trophy with Portugal" brigade,
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 11, 2021, 10:49:33 AM
Brasil decime que se siente..... :D
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ASHTONVILLA on July 11, 2021, 11:20:41 AM
Watched the first half but fell asleep at half time. Chuffed for Emi, great player and likeable too. Let's hope Jack and Tyrone get a trophy this evening too!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Proposition Joe on July 11, 2021, 03:11:45 PM
I watched it last night. Super happy for Emi, Messi and Argentina. After it finished I fell asleep and dreamt of eating Bife de Chorizo. Must go back to Buenos Aires one of these days.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Proposition Joe on July 11, 2021, 06:21:50 PM
Also, having watched in on BBC One, I can say that Weird Science has not aged well at all.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: maidstonevillain on July 22, 2021, 12:57:21 PM
Brazil  and Germany presently on BBC website. Luiz playing.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: maidstonevillain on July 22, 2021, 01:02:07 PM
Brazil  and Germany presently on BBC website. Luiz playing.
Germany getting thrashed.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on July 31, 2021, 09:53:00 PM
Hearts beat Celtic 2-1 and Hearts were the better side for most of the game.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ldavfc4eva on July 31, 2021, 10:12:47 PM
Watched it too Damo, Celtic are in the shit.

Lacking quality all over, new untried manager and there is little confidence there too

Perhaps we could snatch a couple from them whilst they are down, Quite like McGregor and Edouard for the right money
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 31, 2021, 10:20:02 PM
Craig Gordon would still do a job if he fancies being third choice but with a massive pay rise.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: astonvilla82 on July 31, 2021, 10:38:32 PM
Wouldn't touch any Celtic player with a barge pole, especially Eduourd
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on July 31, 2021, 11:00:25 PM
Watched it too Damo, Celtic are in the shit.

Lacking quality all over, new untried manager and there is little confidence there too

Perhaps we could snatch a couple from them whilst they are down, Quite like McGregor and Edouard for the right money

Rangers misfortunes in recent years have been negative for Celtic too. The lack of a threat from Rangers has been great in the short term for Celtic but damaging for them in them in long term. After so long with so little competition Celtic will struggle to step up to compete in my opinion. I watched the pre match mini documentary on the new Celtic manager and everyone seemed to think he is the dogs bollox but I am not sure he is ready for the Old Firm bear pit. Only time will tell.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 31, 2021, 11:02:08 PM
They've been shite since Rodgers left. He's a very good manager. Neil Lennon was good enough to beat shite "Rangers", but that's it. He failed once they got competent. No idea about this new bloke.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 01, 2021, 09:01:31 PM
Lille beat Pochettino's PSG 1-0 in 'Le Community Shield'.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 01, 2021, 09:42:05 PM
Apparently Pochettino is getting stick on social media for being a nearly man. One post was along the lines of
"You can take the man out of Spurs but not the Spurs out of the man".
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Abbeyfealeavfc on August 06, 2021, 07:03:03 PM
Man sh-tty despite their success have sh-t support.
They're offering 4 tickets per reference on a general sale basis in order to shift their allocation for the charity shield.
Pathetic plastic club.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 06, 2021, 07:48:13 PM
Bournemouth vs Baggies to start the season. Not sure who Dave Woodhall will be cheering for?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: dave shelley on August 06, 2021, 07:57:49 PM
Albon losing 1-0
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on August 06, 2021, 07:59:28 PM
Boing boing 😎🤦‍♀️
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 06, 2021, 08:10:03 PM
Bournemouth vs Baggies to start the season. Not sure who Dave Woodhall will be cheering for?

May the best team win.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LeeB on August 06, 2021, 08:11:15 PM
Did Albion buy that kit off clearance on M&M sports?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: danno on August 06, 2021, 08:12:00 PM
Has a fee been mentioned for Periera?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 06, 2021, 08:19:33 PM
£17 million according to one of their forums.

One all.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: danno on August 06, 2021, 08:21:44 PM
£17 million according to one of their forums.

One all.

Yikes, they must have been hoping for more than that. Shame.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 06, 2021, 08:25:41 PM
I hate to say it but I thought Albion were unlucky to have that 'goal' ruled out.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 06, 2021, 08:30:37 PM
From a distance, this Baggies kit looks a bit Wolvesy. Probably not helped by their winger copying Adama Traore's hairstyle.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on August 06, 2021, 08:55:04 PM
Bitters 2-1 down
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 06, 2021, 08:57:40 PM
Bitters 2-1 down

Three decisive passes from back to front and a good finish from Bournemouth. A proper knife through butter job.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on August 06, 2021, 09:02:25 PM
From a distance, this Baggies kit looks a bit Wolvesy. Probably not helped by their winger copying Adama Traore's hairstyle.

I’m pretending it’s AC Milan against Arsenal
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Scovilla on August 06, 2021, 09:15:16 PM
It's 2 all now. Quite an entertaining game..
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Steve67 on August 06, 2021, 09:23:59 PM
I see the Bournemouth winger, is it Danjuma, is not in the squad?  Is he injured?  We were linked with him a while back.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 06, 2021, 09:32:26 PM
Think West Brom should be winning this really, definitely been the better team
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: UK Redsox on August 06, 2021, 10:00:28 PM
I see the Bournemouth winger, is it Danjuma, is not in the squad?  Is he injured?  We were linked with him a while back.

Bournemouth had loads out injured and ill. A draw was a decent result for them tonight.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: john e on August 07, 2021, 11:07:08 AM
Was going to VP today
But the silver lining is i can go to the FA Cup game

Newport Pagnell town v Peterborough northern star 3.00
If anyone’s about give us a shout
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 07, 2021, 02:23:34 PM
Dundee United beat "Rangers". Oh dear. 😁
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 07, 2021, 02:24:59 PM
Rangers lose to Dundee United to end their long unbeaten league run.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 07, 2021, 02:39:12 PM
Rangers lose to Dundee United to end their long unbeaten league run.

Yes, they hadn't lost since Tuesday. An incredible run.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 07, 2021, 03:04:51 PM
Dundee United beat "Rangers". Oh dear. 😁

Arabs spring a surprise! :)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on August 07, 2021, 04:31:30 PM
Young Kesler won a penalty for Swindon which they’ve scored.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 07, 2021, 04:34:44 PM
Grealish starting on the bench. He might have to get used to that over the course of the season.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villafirst on August 07, 2021, 04:39:01 PM
Grealish starting on the bench. He might have to get used to that over the course of the season.

Southgate must've had a word with Pep....😂
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: KRS on August 07, 2021, 04:42:41 PM
Might not get any game time at all today according to Pep in pre-match interview.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: mr underhill on August 07, 2021, 04:44:56 PM
so you are the most expensive English footbaler of all time and you can't get a kick?  What have you done, young man.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on August 07, 2021, 05:09:20 PM
Grealish starting on the bench. He might have to get used to that over the course of the season.

Poor Joe. He’ll get used to that.

I’ll watch charlton / Sheff Weds I think. 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villafirst on August 07, 2021, 05:10:25 PM
so you are the most expensive English footbaler of all time and you can't get a kick?  What have you done, young man.

He's used to the bench at Wembley....
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: danno on August 07, 2021, 05:11:02 PM
so you are the most expensive English footbaler of all time and you can't get a kick?  What have you done, young man.

I can't help but read that in a Brian Clough voice.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Cliftonville Villlain on August 07, 2021, 05:11:07 PM
He's just another player on another team now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: manic-road on August 07, 2021, 05:15:37 PM
Has the capacity at Wembley been greatly reduced today? Doesn't look much of a crowd.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: devilla on August 07, 2021, 05:28:08 PM
I'd completely forgotten about the charity shield until google reminded me. Surprised it's on ITV as well.

Jack on the bench I see. He'd better get used to sitting there as I think there'll be a lot of that to come.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 07, 2021, 05:28:46 PM
They were given 26,000 tickets each. Leicester had around 7,000 unsold. Man City chose not to even make 12,000 available and had a further 500 or so unsold. As of yesterday, according to a Leicester forum. I think lots of people are still a bit wary of travelling to be among tens of thousands for a glorified friendly.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: dorsetvillian on August 07, 2021, 05:29:07 PM
Neither teen sold out..
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: KRS on August 07, 2021, 05:34:12 PM
Citeh were literally trying to give tickets away with their ticket requirements…general sale and 4 per person was it? I guess apathy must become a genuine thing when you’re used to buying any player you like and hoovering up the domestic trophies season after season.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 07, 2021, 05:46:54 PM
I look at Mahrez and think what a shadow of a player he once was.A peripheral figure rarely involved or bothered. Careful what you wish for.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: danno on August 07, 2021, 05:52:00 PM
Did they have a proper nickname before 2008?  “Cityzens” just sounds like some sort of summer activities group.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 07, 2021, 05:53:11 PM
Always used to be Citizens as far back as I remember.Don't recall the use of the "y"
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 07, 2021, 05:54:24 PM
They were always the citizens.  They used to have Dennis Tueart as their star player.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Mister E on August 07, 2021, 05:55:02 PM
First time to a live match today - Harrogate Town 3 - 2 Tranmere.
Great to be back.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: danno on August 07, 2021, 05:55:16 PM
I genuinely thought I’d forgotten something really obvious.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Alex77 on August 07, 2021, 06:10:23 PM
First time to a live match today - Harrogate Town 3 - 2 Tranmere.
Great to be back.

Was it at capacity? If so I presume they had addressed all the safety issues raised a couple of weeks ago?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 07, 2021, 06:17:35 PM
Grealish taking up his role as court jester of the subs bench
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: BC Villain on August 07, 2021, 06:21:51 PM
They were always the citizens.  They used to have Dennis Tueart as their star player.

I can remember when Man City fans used to be decent people.  Not any more they ain't.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on August 07, 2021, 06:24:58 PM
I look at Mahrez and think what a shadow of a player he once was.A peripheral figure rarely involved or bothered. Careful what you wish for.
23 starts last season, 9 goals and 6 assists.

if he'd played each game he'd have very good stats - but he's never going to play every week at City
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lsvilla on August 07, 2021, 06:36:46 PM
First time to a live match today - Harrogate Town 3 - 2 Tranmere.
Great to be back.

Was it at capacity? If so I presume they had addressed all the safety issues raised a couple of weeks ago?
Quite impressive as Tranmere also beat Walsall.
I think you watched Harrogate beat Rochdale.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: KRS on August 07, 2021, 06:37:30 PM
Sick bags at the ready…he’s coming on.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 07, 2021, 06:43:15 PM
Shit run
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: KRS on August 07, 2021, 06:44:07 PM
Leicester need to get a grip of this game.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 07, 2021, 06:49:36 PM
You know what’s going to happen don’t you?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: manic-road on August 07, 2021, 06:51:36 PM
Who was that diving twat for City?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: thick_mike on August 07, 2021, 06:54:09 PM
Didn’t that Knight lad used to be in Kajagoogoo?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 07, 2021, 06:54:11 PM
Grealish diving again
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 07, 2021, 07:00:14 PM
Has there been a save made?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: richtheholtender on August 07, 2021, 07:01:15 PM
You know what’s going to happen don’t you?




Don't need to worry about that pal. He always goes missing at Wembley
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 07, 2021, 07:02:19 PM
City players round the ref ffs
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: GordonCowansisthegreatest on August 07, 2021, 07:03:29 PM
City players round the ref ffs
City???
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 07, 2021, 07:03:29 PM
1-0 Leicester
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: PaulWinch again on August 07, 2021, 07:04:47 PM
Good stuff.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: BC Villain on August 07, 2021, 07:08:02 PM
Grealish diving again

We can say all this now.  Isn’t life good?!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 07, 2021, 07:08:41 PM
Man City lose. Shame
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: spk on August 07, 2021, 07:09:26 PM
 Always had a soft spot for Leicester .
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 07, 2021, 07:10:12 PM
City looked garbage. If they don't get Kane I can see top four a struggle.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: manic-road on August 07, 2021, 07:10:40 PM
Didn't take long for Jack to get some silverware at his new club, he will be so proud polishing his losers medal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lizz on August 07, 2021, 07:11:16 PM
Multi tasking so not paying total attention, sounded like a lot of booing when Grealish came on.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Mister E on August 07, 2021, 07:11:20 PM
First time to a live match today - Harrogate Town 3 - 2 Tranmere.
Great to be back.
Was it at capacity? If so I presume they had addressed all the safety issues raised a couple of weeks ago?
Nothing like - 1,841 of which 600 were from Lancy.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: richtheholtender on August 07, 2021, 07:12:08 PM
Get in!! I have to hand it to rat boy. That's a runners up medal in the league Cup  runners up medal in the fa Cup, runners up medal in the euros and runners up medal in the charity shield.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: enigma on August 07, 2021, 07:13:40 PM
City looked garbage. If they don't get Kane I can see top four a struggle.
You're writing off their whole season after a so-so performace in the Communtity Shield? Half their best players were not playing. I'd be very surprised if they don't win the league again.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villan82 on August 07, 2021, 07:14:11 PM
He always bottles it in finals. His hair in the unveiling was different, like much shorter, which leads me to wonder if the move was done months ago or if he wears hair extensions?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: D.boy on August 07, 2021, 07:15:51 PM
I cant remember my usual little river and its doing my head in
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 07, 2021, 07:15:54 PM
At the risk of it harming our own chances please don’t let them sign Kane.  They won’t win anything without a proper forward.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: KRS on August 07, 2021, 07:16:00 PM
Great result for football. We’re all winners today…apart from anyone associated to Man City.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 07, 2021, 07:17:42 PM
City looked garbage. If they don't get Kane I can see top four a struggle.
You're writing off their whole season after a so-so performace in the Communtity Shield? Half their best players were not playing. I'd be very surprised if they don't win the league again.
No, on their stale football from last season
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villafirst on August 07, 2021, 07:18:36 PM
At the risk of it harming our own chances please don’t let them sign Kane.  They won’t win anything without a proper forward.

Yes, Watkins and Ings are a class above their donkeys....!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on August 07, 2021, 07:20:57 PM
Great result for football. We’re all winners today…apart from anyone associated to Man City.

….and most of them didn’t know it was on.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on August 07, 2021, 07:37:07 PM
Oh, did a certain nobody's first game not go very well? That's a shame.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 07, 2021, 07:37:57 PM
He had some ‘nice’ touches according to five live. 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: London Villan on August 07, 2021, 07:48:15 PM
What was the attendance?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: BC Villain on August 07, 2021, 07:50:17 PM
"Pep's just text me to if he could return his recent purchase...."

(https://i.ibb.co/pKjw3rd/Screenshot-20210807-194641-Google.jpg) (https://ibb.co/pKjw3rd)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on August 07, 2021, 08:20:09 PM
Blues take lead against Sheffield United.  :(
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bent Neilsens Screamer on August 07, 2021, 09:17:45 PM
Blues take lead against Sheffield United.  :(

Just looked at their team, Ryan Woods in midfield. Used to run the show for Brentford, thought he’d go onto do much better.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 07, 2021, 09:20:54 PM
Hogan misses  a sitter.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Des Little on August 07, 2021, 09:22:26 PM
Unlike him
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 07, 2021, 09:26:22 PM
How did Small Heath get away with that blatant handball?

And how did they get away with that challenge??
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Des Little on August 07, 2021, 09:28:19 PM
Gardner going down holding his chest as well, Steven Taylor style.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Flamingo Lane on August 07, 2021, 09:30:42 PM
How did Small Heath get away with that blatant handball?

And how did they get away with that challenge??

I don't think there was anything wrong with the challenge.  AS far as the handball was concerned, the ball clearly hit the outstretched arm of the Birmingham player, who knew exactly waht he was doing, giving the game away by going down poleaxed, as if the ball had struck some other part of his body.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on August 07, 2021, 09:56:08 PM
Bollocks! They won 1-0.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 07, 2021, 09:58:13 PM
So what
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: rob_bridge on August 07, 2021, 10:42:47 PM
So what




Indeed
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: nordenvillain on August 07, 2021, 11:49:33 PM
Citeh were literally trying to give tickets away with their ticket requirements…general sale and 4 per person was it? I guess apathy must become a genuine thing when you’re used to buying any player you like and hoovering up the domestic trophies season after season.
You think that's bad - They are offering Cityzen members 6 tickets per members on general sale for their 1st 2 home games v Norwich and Arsenal. Prices start from £52 and £63 respectively behind the goals - Any semblance of football being the working man's game are gone.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: adrenachrome on August 08, 2021, 03:45:04 AM
So what




Indeed

They were good.

If we can't concede that when we are a division above them, then we are truly fucked.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: London Villan on August 08, 2021, 06:46:02 AM
With man citys money you think they’d start paying fans to go or at least make it free?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Pete3206 on August 08, 2021, 09:59:14 AM
Were there any Man City fans at Wembley yesterday?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: London Villan on August 08, 2021, 10:04:28 AM
Still not seen an official attendance figure be surprised it was 40,000.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 08, 2021, 10:07:14 AM
I thought Small Heath looked bang average at best and they had some kind decisions given in their favour.
But the bottom line is they kept a clean sheet and won away to one of the promotion favourites.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 08, 2021, 01:36:23 PM
Mitrovic deservedly booked in the first minute for unfairly steaming into his opponent.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 08, 2021, 02:47:47 PM
Fulham fans and those bloody clappers. They only made noise at Wembley 2018 with about ten minutes to go.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 08, 2021, 02:53:36 PM
Mitrovic deservedly booked in the first minute for unfairly steaming into his opponent.

I think if there was VAR, he would have been sent off. Steamed into the Boro player with a forearm smash and clearly only had eyes for the player.

Mind you, I'm sure Warnock would approve the other way.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: SaddVillan on August 08, 2021, 02:56:24 PM
Philogene-Bidace - looks really classy.
Very impressed with what I've seen of him pre-season.
Excellent ball control, great balance, sees a pass, seems to be quite strong physically and he's  good energy level.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 08, 2021, 03:19:41 PM
Just noticed Coventry United are playing Worcester in the FA Cup today. In all my 30+ yrs of football I never knew there was a Coventry United, I thought it was City and that was it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 08, 2021, 03:31:55 PM
There's Coventry Sphinx, too.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LeeB on August 08, 2021, 04:02:54 PM
I thought Small Heath looked bang average at best and they had some kind decisions given in their favour.
But the bottom line is they kept a clean sheet and won away to one of the promotion favourites.

They did the same last season.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 08, 2021, 04:05:20 PM
Just noticed Coventry United are playing Worcester in the FA Cup today. In all my 30+ yrs of football I never knew there was a Coventry United, I thought it was City and that was it.

They started when Coventry moved to Northampton as a sort of AFC Coventry-in waiting and were bankrolled by local businessmen. They never really got mass support but they moved up through the pyramid and have been stuck at step five for a few years. For some reason they're now in the United Counties League rather than the MFL.


*Other non-league Coventry sides are available.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 08, 2021, 04:24:46 PM
There's Coventry Sphinx, too.

I thought they were pariahs.

Oh hang on I might be getting mixed up with Pharaohs.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 08, 2021, 04:25:24 PM
Just noticed Coventry United are playing Worcester in the FA Cup today.

Won 4-1.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 08, 2021, 04:31:01 PM
There's Coventry Sphinx, too.

Bit of a strange name but I like it. Anyway their wiki page shows them playing Westfields FC who are another member of the claret and blue fraternity.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on August 08, 2021, 04:33:33 PM
What on earth is going on at Coventry?

Lots of noise and boos during what seemed to be a minutes silence for George Curtis, then huge booing when they took the knee.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 08, 2021, 04:39:55 PM
What on earth is going on at Coventry?

Lots of noise and boos during what seemed to be a minutes silence for George Curtis, then huge booing when they took the knee.

I can't say I noticed. I was watching his family in the stand and the video clips of him on the big screen in the stadium.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Flamingo Lane on August 08, 2021, 04:41:27 PM
What on earth is going on at Coventry?

Lots of noise and boos during what seemed to be a minutes silence for George Curtis, then huge booing when they took the knee.

The tribute seemed a big of a mess, with a load of words from the stadium announcer on the tannoy drowned out by applause, then some booing (not sure from who or why), then a minute's sort of silence brought to an early end which was greeted by some further booing.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Big Ming on August 08, 2021, 04:43:17 PM
What a splendid name for a footballer...... Bong!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 08, 2021, 04:53:29 PM
What a splendid name for a footballer...... Bong!

Sounds like he'd team up well with SHA's loanee Chong.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 08, 2021, 04:56:51 PM
Forest fans booing, apparently.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pooligan on August 08, 2021, 05:19:02 PM
That is three seasons running i have watched Small Heath in the first match of the season totally outplayed and somehow win 1 0 In all them games they got all the luck going ,i remember Brentford hit the woodwork three times in one of them games  We all know what happens as the season goes on
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: steamer on August 08, 2021, 06:20:42 PM
I watched most of the 2nd half of SHA against Sutd
Sheffield were crap absolutely, no goal threat at all, reasonable positions only for someone to blast wide or high from distance
The Norwegian midfield guy we were linked with was their MOM but I hope we are looking further up the  food chain.
SHA seem to have a team of loanees , one from Newton with lots of hair who was their MOM , another from Chelsea.

Gardner as pig ugly as ever, seemed have a good following. I think the crowd was 29K
 I never heard a single  rendition of SOTV and I think most of them never learnt the words of KRO as it seemed to fizzle out into mumbling
Not be optimistic if I was a Blades fan
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 08, 2021, 06:28:07 PM
Tbh, I thought Blues were well worth their win. Sheffield threatened for 5 minutes after going behind, but that was it
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Flamingo Lane on August 08, 2021, 07:05:54 PM
Terrific win for Coventry, and a good game.  Mark Robbins has done a fantastic job as their manager, in the face of much adversity, they play decent football and have a never say die attitude.  I'm very surprised that he hasn't moved somewhere else as yet, but when he does I fancy it will be to a fairly big club.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on August 08, 2021, 07:10:28 PM
Terrific win for Coventry, and a good game.  Mark Robbins has done a fantastic job as their manager, in the face of much adversity, they play decent football and have a never say die attitude.  I'm very surprised that he hasn't moved somewhere else as yet, but when he does I fancy it will be to a fairly big club.

Callum O’Hare looked to be pretty influential in the second half.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: PeterWithe on August 08, 2021, 07:21:42 PM
There's Coventry Sphinx, too.

I think I saw them play at Boldmere or Sutton quite a few years back, a few spotty oiks started a SOTV chant, then stopped after a quiet word, took their flag down and disappeared never to be seen again, about 10 mins into the game. Most of them were sound to be fair.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Nev on August 08, 2021, 08:13:15 PM
I'm sure it was Coventry United at a game I did at Tividale a few years ago, there was 4 of them, singing SOTV.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 08, 2021, 08:15:48 PM
That is three seasons running i have watched Small Heath in the first match of the season totally outplayed and somehow win 1 0 In all them games they got all the luck going

I haven't seen them play since the 4-2, they didn't get much luck in that thankfully.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bent Neilsens Screamer on August 08, 2021, 08:17:28 PM
Terrific win for Coventry, and a good game.  Mark Robbins has done a fantastic job as their manager, in the face of much adversity, they play decent football and have a never say die attitude.  I'm very surprised that he hasn't moved somewhere else as yet, but when he does I fancy it will be to a fairly big club.

Always remember Mark Robins for scoring a brace against us at Old Trafford in an evening game, perhaps one of my first away games.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: London Villan on August 08, 2021, 08:32:53 PM
One of the nails in the coffin for a title run-in in 1990.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Richard E on August 08, 2021, 08:40:44 PM
One of the nails in the coffin for a title run-in in 1990.

And also a nail in the side wall of my tyre from one of their scumbags, resulting in me having to put the spare on by the side of a road in Manchester late that night.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: aldridgeboy on August 09, 2021, 09:38:40 AM
It was nice to see the Spurs fans give Sako a good round of applause when he came on.  Fair play.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 09, 2021, 10:42:50 AM
It was nice to see the Spurs fans give Sako a good round of applause when he came on.  Fair play.

They really shouldn't have a problem with ex-West Brom, Palace players. ;)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: aldridgeboy on August 09, 2021, 01:23:28 PM
True, but can you imagine us applauding a blues player on? Or vice versa lol?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 09, 2021, 01:29:43 PM
Sure, in those circumstances. I'm sure we've applauded Blose players during testimonials, for instance.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 09, 2021, 03:42:27 PM
Sure, in those circumstances. I'm sure we've applauded Blose players during testimonials, for instance.

Traitor

😉
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 09, 2021, 03:44:53 PM
I applauded Ridgewell for his own goal expertise.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 09, 2021, 03:46:56 PM
Tbh, I thought Blues were well worth their win. Sheffield threatened for 5 minutes after going behind, but that was it

I agree, Sheffield United were poor for most of the game. They threw the kitchen sink at Small Heath in the last fifteen minutes of normal time and time added on but it was a case of too little too late.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on August 10, 2021, 08:03:39 PM
Derby County are atrocious. 2-0 down at home to Salford.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: dave shelley on August 10, 2021, 08:16:33 PM
Two of our loaned out players start for their respective new teams tonight playing against each other.  Barry and Azaz, Ipswich v Newport. Currently Newport leading.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Dave on August 10, 2021, 09:31:05 PM
Zombie Rangers losing at home to ten-man Malmo and heading out of the Champions League.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 10, 2021, 10:16:42 PM
Zombie Rangers losing at home to ten-man Malmo and heading out of the Champions League.

Lost 2-1. https://twitter.com/paddypower/status/1425199042917699589
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 10, 2021, 10:42:07 PM
They waited TEN YEARS for that?

😄😄😄
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ChicagoLion on August 11, 2021, 08:14:11 AM
It looks like the road to world domination is not a smooth one.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: villabear on August 11, 2021, 12:39:09 PM
Came across this earlier. Saying nothing me....




(https://i.ibb.co/jJ4fzqB/Screenshot-2021-08-11-at-12-37-57.png) (https://ibb.co/jJ4fzqB)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 11, 2021, 08:20:06 PM
Chelski playing Villareal in the Super Cup at Windsor Park tonight which is good for Belfast.

The Sandy Row Rangers Supporters Club were on the news earlier welcoming their fellow 'Blues Brothers' for a few pints this afternoon at 'The Royal' Bar.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 11, 2021, 08:27:33 PM
1-0 Chelsea, decent move.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: john e on August 11, 2021, 09:47:07 PM
ha ha Albert what man
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on August 11, 2021, 09:53:45 PM
ha ha Albert what man

Yeah they love him
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 11, 2021, 09:54:39 PM
Edit: talking pish, thought match was at Loftus Road.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: john e on August 11, 2021, 09:54:58 PM
ha ha Albert what man

Yeah they love him

Everyone loves Albert
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Meanwood Villa on August 11, 2021, 09:56:04 PM
Just seen him nearly getting lifted into the stand!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Footy-Vill on August 11, 2021, 10:31:20 PM
If this chelsea game goes to spot kicks they will mention England  v Italy euro final within 30 seconds .
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 13, 2021, 08:16:07 PM
Deano, Cutler, Shakey & Shuey all at the Brentford game.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 13, 2021, 08:23:37 PM
1-0 Brentford
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 13, 2021, 08:24:14 PM
It's not too late to request a transfer, Emile.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 13, 2021, 08:25:07 PM
It is fantastic having a full stadium again. Can’t wait to see Villa Park bursting at the seams.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on August 13, 2021, 08:25:09 PM
Great atmosphere down there.

Fair play to little old Brentford beating a giant Super League team.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on August 13, 2021, 08:28:38 PM
Arsenal being bullied again
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 13, 2021, 08:28:40 PM
This Arsenal team is total s*** isn't it.

About 3 players in there I'd take for us....actually two as thought Saka was starting but he's on the bench.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: mrfuse on August 13, 2021, 08:30:23 PM
It is fantastic having a full stadium again. Can’t wait to see Villa Park bursting at the seams.

Absolutely we've really missed the atmosphere at grounds. Its not football without the fans.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 13, 2021, 08:30:31 PM
Watching Canos running rings around Arsenal I simply cannot  wait to see Buendia and Bailey who are so much better players. Will be so exciting to watch.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on August 13, 2021, 08:31:34 PM
Fuck should be 2
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 13, 2021, 08:32:07 PM
Ben White, £50m just got fucking skinned
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pelty on August 13, 2021, 08:33:59 PM
Smith Rowe looks decent. Should have come to us.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 13, 2021, 08:34:52 PM
Arsenal look gash.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Mister E on August 13, 2021, 08:37:46 PM
ESR has been anonymous so far at Brentford.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: villadelph on August 13, 2021, 08:40:56 PM
ESR has been anonymous so far at Brentford.

Villa have his head turned..
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Gareth on August 13, 2021, 08:42:00 PM
Come on Brentford keep it going…that Arsenal fan tv on YouTube when they lose is comedy gold….the bloke who looks like an extra from trainspotting ranting is hilarious every time
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Jane on August 13, 2021, 08:42:46 PM
Go’on Brentford.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 13, 2021, 08:43:29 PM
ESR has been anonymous so far at Brentford.

Oi. No jinxing, I was enjoying this.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Jane on August 13, 2021, 08:45:31 PM
ESR has been anonymous so far at Brentford.

Oi. No jinxing, I was enjoying this.

Haha! He’s a bit shit, isn’t he?!!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 13, 2021, 08:46:11 PM
Aaaagh you can pack it in too! Bound to score now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 13, 2021, 08:46:30 PM
Delighted for Brentford. This season alone will go a long to paying for their new ground.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Jane on August 13, 2021, 08:50:09 PM
Sky coverage - “beating Arsenal “NO LESS” “ - they really don’t like anyone upsetting the ESL6 do they?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on August 13, 2021, 08:50:19 PM
“Beating Arsenal, no less”.

Martyn Tyler can’t help himself can he?

Hope Brentford can keep this going.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: maidstonevillain on August 13, 2021, 08:52:12 PM
Delighted for Brentford. This season alone will go a long to paying for their new ground.

Haven't Villa already paid for most of it?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Gareth on August 13, 2021, 08:52:40 PM
Delighted for Brentford. This season alone will go a long to paying for their new ground.
I think Watkins, Konsa & Hogan went a long way to it :-)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Nev on August 13, 2021, 08:58:25 PM
I'm watching the cricket .
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: saunders_heroes on August 13, 2021, 09:01:08 PM
Nice little stadium Brentford have there. Small Heath must be so jealous.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Jane on August 13, 2021, 09:02:35 PM
I'm watching the cricket .

Loving this game tbh - go’on Phoenix.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: enigma on August 13, 2021, 09:05:15 PM
Arteta was supposed to be the next big thing but I really can't see what he brings. He's actually made Arsenal worse.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: john e on August 13, 2021, 09:15:54 PM
You can see why they wanted ESR he’s a  clone of the Grealish playing style
He Looks good to me
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 13, 2021, 09:17:29 PM
Nice little stadium Brentford have there. Small Heath must be so jealous.

Because all of the stands are open?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: paul_e on August 13, 2021, 09:19:19 PM
Ben White for £50m was daylight robbery, Toney and Mbuemo are decent players but they've made him look a mug at times.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 13, 2021, 09:19:49 PM
And it's full. And a top flight match is going on. And the hosts are winning a local derby. All Small Heath wild fantasies.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: saunders_heroes on August 13, 2021, 09:22:48 PM
Nice little stadium Brentford have there. Small Heath must be so jealous.

Because all of the stands are open?

Yes, and also because it’s not a complete and utter shit hole.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 13, 2021, 09:32:16 PM
Oh dear, Arsenal. 🤭
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on August 13, 2021, 09:32:19 PM
Arsenal are wank
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 13, 2021, 09:32:24 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHA 2-0
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: gpbarr on August 13, 2021, 09:33:35 PM
Hope the Villa team are watching - a warning here about underestimating new PL boys
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 13, 2021, 09:33:38 PM
ESR is a more than decent player.

Arsenal are utter dog shit. What the fuck was the keeper doing there?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 13, 2021, 09:33:41 PM
That has to be a foul on the keeper though right?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: villadelph on August 13, 2021, 09:34:47 PM
50m center back, my arse!

Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: PaulWinch again on August 13, 2021, 09:35:00 PM
I think that’s a definite foul.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on August 13, 2021, 09:35:06 PM
Fuck me that is hilarious.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 13, 2021, 09:35:18 PM
Arsenal’s next two league games Chelsea and Man City. Nil points after 3 games, bottom of the table.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: maidstonevillain on August 13, 2021, 09:35:24 PM
That has to be a foul on the keeper though right?

I think so. Should have been Varred.
Pleased it wasn't.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on August 13, 2021, 09:35:55 PM
The No 10 with the rolled down socks looks class.

As mentioned earlier, don’t underestimate the newly promoted teams. Fair play to Brentford!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lizz on August 13, 2021, 09:38:49 PM
Multi tasking, OMG, 2-0.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 13, 2021, 09:39:44 PM
How long till Brentford fans do that cocky newly-promoted-fans thing of acting and sounding like ******?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 13, 2021, 09:40:01 PM
How long till Brentford fans do that cocky newly-promoted-fans thing of acting and sounding like ******?

This evening
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 13, 2021, 09:40:19 PM
Fuck me Leno really is shit
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on August 13, 2021, 09:41:13 PM
I'm sure White is a good player really, but this is the shittest debut from a defender I've seen since Ugo's.*




*I know.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 13, 2021, 09:45:14 PM
That fucking bald nut on Arsenal TV must be losing his mind
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: john e on August 13, 2021, 09:45:35 PM
ESR is a more than decent player.

Arsenal are utter dog shit. What the fuck was the keeper doing there?

We should have gone with a proper offer on him 40-50
He’s young enough and good enough to be worth that

We’d have been sorted then in that position
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Jane on August 13, 2021, 09:45:48 PM
How long till Brentford fans do that cocky newly-promoted-fans thing of acting and sounding like ******?

Don’t blame them if they do!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on August 13, 2021, 09:46:19 PM
"Brentford might be going top with this result."

It's the the only match that's been played Carragher you doughnut.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: not3bad on August 13, 2021, 09:47:07 PM
How long till Brentford fans do that cocky newly-promoted-fans thing of acting and sounding like ******?

This evening

I lived there and a few of them had already achieved this objective. Unfortunately Villa could never beat them so that didn't help.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 13, 2021, 09:48:17 PM
Remember how they used to come to our place and dance around us effortlessly for 90 minutes whilst we played industrial, eyeball melting dog shit from the 70s.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: villadelph on August 13, 2021, 09:48:24 PM
Down 2-0 to Brentford, no striker on the pitch and two LB on the right.. Arteta is angling for a severance paycheck.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: manic-road on August 13, 2021, 09:48:26 PM
Great to see Brentford winning this, the crowd were class giving Sako a standing ovation coming on. ESR looks a really good player, it's a pity we couldn't sign him.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on August 13, 2021, 09:48:38 PM
I like Thomas Frank, he looks pleasingly unhinged.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on August 13, 2021, 09:49:21 PM
Remember how they used to come to our place and dance around us effortlessly for 90 minutes whilst we played industrial, eyeball melting dog shit from the 70s.

Brentford or Arsenal?!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: paul_e on August 13, 2021, 09:49:25 PM
ESR, Tierney and Xhaka have looked good, the rest of the Arsenal team look like they're still on holiday. Toney has been quality, made White look ... Shite.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 13, 2021, 09:49:42 PM
I like Thomas Frank, he looks pleasingly unhinged.

He looks like he has interesting holidays.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Louzie0 on August 13, 2021, 09:53:53 PM
With 5 minutes to go, Arsenal have started playing a bit!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Gareth on August 13, 2021, 09:53:57 PM
Saka, Smith-Rowe, Tierney & White when he settles are good players….rest of them are bang, bang average….love it!

& Arteta is an absolute myth :-)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: john e on August 13, 2021, 09:54:07 PM
I’m on holiday for the first home game so my first will be Brentford

I hope they’ve settled down a bit by then
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 13, 2021, 09:54:18 PM
Well done Brentford. Deserved.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 13, 2021, 09:54:23 PM
I know there wasn’t any seriously controversial incidents but if this is how VAR is used this year it will be a massive improvement on the last two seasons
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: john e on August 13, 2021, 09:55:12 PM
Saka, Smith-Rowe, Tierney & White when he settles are good players….rest of them are bang, bang average….love it!

& Arteta is an absolute myth :-)

Gone by Christmas is my prediction
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: UK Redsox on August 13, 2021, 09:57:49 PM
I know there wasn’t any seriously controversial incidents but if this is how VAR is used this year it will be a massive improvement on the last two seasons

Jansson’s tussle with Leno as the long throw came over for the second goal might have been worth a closer look by VAR
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on August 13, 2021, 09:57:54 PM
That Arsenal you tube channel…as you were I suppose.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on August 13, 2021, 09:58:47 PM
Beatles at the end, what better way to end a great night well done Brentford.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: paul_e on August 13, 2021, 09:58:49 PM
Saka is a fantastic player but he played like someone pissed off he started on the bench tonight, tried to do too much a few times and was a bit 'headless chicken' at times.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on August 13, 2021, 10:00:18 PM
Saka, Smith-Rowe, Tierney & White when he settles are good players….rest of them are bang, bang average….love it!

& Arteta is an absolute myth :-)

Gone by Christmas is my prediction
You just know they'll start getting it together from 22nd October onwards...
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: gpbarr on August 13, 2021, 10:01:07 PM
Two managers both will be gone by Xmas - Arteta sacked and Frank hired by a bigger club.

Well done Brentford
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 13, 2021, 10:01:40 PM
Delighted for Brentford (opening day only, mind. I think they'll cause a lot of problems). I have forgiven them those rainy batterings in the shitting rain. I have not forgiven Bruce, however.

Arsenal continue to be hilarious. I can see why we wanted ESR, however.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: john e on August 13, 2021, 10:02:34 PM
That’s what you get when you play a newly promoted club first game

Be aware Dean Smith
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on August 13, 2021, 10:05:11 PM
That’s what you get when you play a newly promoted club first game

Be aware Dean Smith
If he wasn't before, he will be now.  Well done Brentford!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 13, 2021, 10:10:31 PM
So so good having full grounds again, makes listening to the match on the wireless enjoyable again.

Arteta will be gone by end of September.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: rob_bridge on August 13, 2021, 10:10:58 PM
Two managers both will be gone by Xmas - Arteta sacked and Frank hired by a bigger club.

Well done Brentford

Arteta may well have been standing adjacent to his successor
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on August 13, 2021, 10:16:16 PM
So so good having full grounds again, makes listening to the match on the wireless enjoyable again.

Arteta will be gone by end of September.

I hope not. I’m enjoying this Arsenal team immensely.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: andyh on August 14, 2021, 07:17:21 AM
Don’t know if it’s been mentioned but top marks to the Brentford fans.
Roundly applauded the ‘taking the knee’ gesture and gave a Saka a standing ovation when he took to the pitch.

They then booed him every time he got the ball….as it should be.

Well done Brentford.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: sickbeggar on August 14, 2021, 08:31:49 AM
Brentford totally bullied them. Arsenal are such an anonymous side these days. I thought their 2nd goal when the Brentford player had the keeper in an armlock was quite perplexing given what VAR usually dishes out - maybe its a free for all this year? Mind, what 'keeper allows that to happen to them? I hope Arteta doesn't get the sack but looking at the next games its possible. Someone was saying on twitter that they could go and get Conte if they bin Arteta which would be bad news so I hope he clings on
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: luke:lamf on August 14, 2021, 09:49:57 AM
I didn't watch the game, but 'keepers get way too much protection anyway, flopping around at the slightest contact - especially when they've screwed up and are in trouble - so I'm not against such goals standing (unless it was a flagrant assault by the striker). Only came on to say that I was looking at the pictures with the match report, and I do like that Brentford kit. That combo of red-and-white vertical stripes, black shorts and socks (as sported by Brentford, Sunderland, Sheff Utd) is such a classic strip.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on August 14, 2021, 09:54:15 AM
Arsenal aren't good at anything. There's no commitment or character. There's no identity. Can't see Arteta lasting there.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on August 14, 2021, 10:21:21 AM
Two managers both will be gone by Xmas - Arteta sacked and Frank hired by a bigger club.

Well done Brentford

Arteta may well have been standing adjacent to his successor
Agree with both posts.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Somniloquism on August 14, 2021, 10:37:18 AM
Just saw the highlights this morning. Great first goal and the move when Brentford hit the post. Definitely lucky with the VAR Decision on the first although as others have noted, the keeper literally lets the defender do it and control him instead of stepping away and making the foul attempt obvious. However I thought the Brentford defenders tackle where he barely skims the ball and the leg follows through to hit the left leg of the attacker was a pen as well and they were more lucky on that. Yes, the ball did slightly move direction but the striker still had a chance at the shot but the secondary contact put paid to that.

Still only Arsenal so fuck them the league splitting wankers.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on August 14, 2021, 12:33:24 PM
Vile United's  derby. As both can't lose I will go with a Leeds win.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 14, 2021, 12:39:50 PM
It’s great seeing the offside flag going up early again. It really was a stupid rule change.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on August 14, 2021, 12:43:36 PM
Pogba still not that interested.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 14, 2021, 12:45:42 PM
Vile United's  derby. As both can't lose I will go with a Leeds win.

Ten red cards, twenty injuries, match abandoned and both teams deducted points, please.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 14, 2021, 01:01:57 PM
1-0 Man U. Fernandes. Man U have looked very good.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Pete3206 on August 14, 2021, 01:28:54 PM
Pity that Arsenal will likely have a new manager by the time we play them.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: sickbeggar on August 14, 2021, 01:31:44 PM
Not been impressed by Man U so far. VAR seems to be right off the pace for them. Maybe still recovering from the Euros I guess.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on August 14, 2021, 01:37:56 PM
What a goal 1-1
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Dave on August 14, 2021, 01:45:37 PM
Pogba still not that interested.

Seems interested enough.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Scovilla on August 14, 2021, 01:48:20 PM
Man united hammering Leeds. Great goals..
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on August 14, 2021, 01:49:38 PM
Leeds' high line getting an absolute hammering here. Let's take note - we could do this as well if players like Bailey show up.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on August 14, 2021, 01:51:18 PM
Pogba outstanding....

just off to wash my mouth out now....
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: oishiiniku on August 14, 2021, 01:51:54 PM
High line and can't get anywhere near Man United in midfield either. When they get it wrong they get it REALLY wrong.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Demitri_C on August 14, 2021, 01:54:42 PM
Glad to see Leeds getting humiliated  😂
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: sickbeggar on August 14, 2021, 01:59:34 PM
fucking hell. if even Fred scores, you might as well give up
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on August 14, 2021, 02:01:32 PM
Afternoon nap. Wake up to hear Leeds are 5-1 down!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Stu on August 14, 2021, 02:03:49 PM
But he sits on a bucket
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: UK Redsox on August 14, 2021, 02:06:07 PM
I really hope that Villa produce a top just like the one the Man Utd subs are wearing  ;) :-\
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 14, 2021, 02:20:07 PM
Very strange that Peterborough have their names on the front rather than the back of the shirt but even stranger that they're all called Mick George. What are the odds?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Pete3206 on August 14, 2021, 02:22:38 PM
Mixed feelings on the Leeds thrashing, seeing as I detest both clubs.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 14, 2021, 02:27:31 PM
Peterborough take the lead against Derby in the 100th minute. They were losing with 90 minutes gone.

Absolutely woeful defending from Waynerooneysderby.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Edvard Remberg on August 14, 2021, 02:30:06 PM
Lovely to see VAR has been changed to fit ManU.
Guaranteed it will not be used like that for Villa
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 14, 2021, 02:31:12 PM
I really hope that Villa produce a top just like the one the Man Utd subs are wearing  ;) :-\

I thought the Manure subs had slept in and were still wearing their 'onesies'.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Small Rodent on August 14, 2021, 02:32:39 PM
How fitting that at the final whistle, the camera focusses on a half and half scarf twat.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Nev on August 14, 2021, 02:36:29 PM
Walsall U18's getting gubbed by Carlisle U18's at BCFA.
Unforecasted rain, Walsall coach sent off but a nice cup of tea.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: paul_e on August 14, 2021, 02:41:35 PM
Right now I'd take the league finishing as it stands, Leeds, Arsenal and Wolves down, us in the CL and Man City bottom half. Man U winning it would be sad but I could take it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 14, 2021, 02:41:52 PM
Vile United's  derby. As both can't lose I will go with a Leeds win.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-9893417/Manchester-United-Leeds-fans-involved-violent-clashes-city-centre.html
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on August 14, 2021, 02:42:34 PM
Pogba still not that interested.

Seems interested enough.
It's a game of two halves :)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on August 14, 2021, 02:46:29 PM
I spent the second have outside in the rain clearing up a blocked drain. I must say that was probably a much more pleasant experience than watching and listening to this wankfest.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 14, 2021, 02:53:15 PM
Walsall U18's getting gubbed by Carlisle U18's at BCFA.
Unforecasted rain, Walsall coach sent off but a nice cup of tea.

Fair play to the Walsall coach if he got sent off but still took the time to make you a cup of tea.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Somniloquism on August 14, 2021, 02:58:54 PM
Stat on the Beeb.

Quote
Here's a stat for you. Birmingham had a pretty low share of the possession against Sheffield United on their opening day win last week.

They had just 24.4% possession - the lowest of any Championship side on the opening weekend of the season.

Can they see more of the ball against Stoke today?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on August 15, 2021, 02:07:51 PM
St Maximin is a bit good
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 15, 2021, 02:08:18 PM
Newcastle have started really well at home vs West Ham. Good goal by Wilson after super work by ASM
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 15, 2021, 02:12:55 PM
There is going to be a complete turnaround in the home form stat this season with fans being back.as decent as Newcastle have looked I also expect us to start fast against them next weekend in front of a packed Villa Park.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 15, 2021, 02:14:28 PM
Can anyone spot the error with this Tweet?

https://mobile.twitter.com/WestHam/status/1426876325638201345
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 15, 2021, 02:20:02 PM
Can anyone spot the error with this Tweet?

https://mobile.twitter.com/WestHam/status/1426876325638201345

Are they playing Dundee?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 15, 2021, 02:21:35 PM
Good spot 👏
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 15, 2021, 02:27:36 PM
Saint Maximin is tearing West Ham to pieces any time he has the ball
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 15, 2021, 02:28:35 PM
Get him signed before next week!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Goldie.7 on August 15, 2021, 02:31:51 PM
Can anyone spot the error with this Tweet?

https://mobile.twitter.com/WestHam/status/1426876325638201345

I went to their store from that link and noticed you can buy an unsponsored and long sleeve version of their new kit. It'll take us 5 years to think of such initiatives.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 15, 2021, 02:36:33 PM
The unsponspored availability is probably because they're sponsored by a bookies, which we aren't.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Big Ming on August 15, 2021, 02:41:36 PM
St. Maximin is truly the dog's bollocks.

Tried to imagine him and Leon bailey in the Villa starting eleven and got a stiffy.

We'd still need a big nasty DCM though.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 15, 2021, 02:41:49 PM
Newcastle have played well. 2-1
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bobby Boy on August 15, 2021, 02:44:29 PM
We're going to have our hands full next Saturday if this Newcastle performance is anything to go by.

We are going to have to use the positive energy from a full Villa Park to knock them sideways.

No lacklustre, half-arsed performance for this one.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on August 15, 2021, 03:26:56 PM
4-2 West Ham, what a game this is.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on August 15, 2021, 03:27:12 PM
Brilliant counter attack from Westham. 2-4
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 15, 2021, 03:35:41 PM
Kane out for Spurs. He'll never play for them again.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on August 15, 2021, 03:38:46 PM
Declan Rice, what an effort!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 15, 2021, 03:45:25 PM
As well as Newcastle played in the first half you saw the quality gap emerge as the game went on. West Ham will be a good team again. Newcastle will settle into who they are. And likewise we are much better than the side that played yesterday. I fully expect is to show that next week. Bruce will set as we know he will to “pinch one”. We will attack from the off and it will show in the result.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 15, 2021, 03:45:58 PM
Kane out for Spurs. He'll never play for them again.

Nope. He’s on strike or as close to it as possible.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on August 15, 2021, 03:57:21 PM
I thought at the time that penalty was soft but they didn't show any replays at the time, seeing it back now that is a naff decision, never a foul.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bobby Boy on August 15, 2021, 04:06:27 PM
West Ham won because they overpowered Newcastle in the second half. Newcastle were too open and got picked off.

This is good news for us next week but emphasises the point that you need to control central midfield to succeed.

Rice and Soucek are a solid base as a springboard to attack. Newcastle couldn't match that.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 15, 2021, 04:09:22 PM
The Manchester City subs bench today contains 347 million quids worth of talent.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: The Edge on August 15, 2021, 04:14:11 PM
Just heard the stat that the players on human rights abusers bench today cost over 347million. What a repulsive football club they have become.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 15, 2021, 04:15:27 PM
Nuno claims that Harry Kane is training on his own and he hasn't spoken to him this weekend.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 15, 2021, 04:27:36 PM
Spurs fans booing Grealish as he emerged from the tunnel.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 15, 2021, 04:29:39 PM
I assumed it was booing City in general as they trying to nick their star man too
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ez on August 15, 2021, 04:30:37 PM
Souness has changed his tune about Grealish. Doubted him last season and now calling him the real deal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bobby Boy on August 15, 2021, 04:30:47 PM
A cheeky little reducer on JG in the first 2 minutes wouldn't go amiss.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bobby Boy on August 15, 2021, 04:31:55 PM
Souness has changed his tune about Grealish. Doubted him last season and now calling him the real deal.

Yeah, well, he's joined the scab 6 which is the only place that matters for the commentariat.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Chris Smith on August 15, 2021, 04:33:33 PM
Surprised anyone can bring themselves to watch the Spurs game.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: UK Redsox on August 15, 2021, 04:34:02 PM
That number 10 for Man City goes down a bit easily
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Stu on August 15, 2021, 04:43:44 PM
A cheeky little reducer on JG in the first 2 minutes wouldn't go amiss.

I'm hoping he does his ACL, misses the entire season and world cup.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on August 15, 2021, 04:52:07 PM
A cheeky little reducer on JG in the first 2 minutes wouldn't go amiss.

I'm hoping he does his ACL, misses the entire season and world cup.
Imagine....
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on August 15, 2021, 04:52:24 PM
Surprised anyone can bring themselves to watch the Spurs game.
I'm not watching - the lot of them can go and play on the M6.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on August 15, 2021, 04:53:13 PM
Surprised anyone can bring themselves to watch the Spurs game.
Yes. I can't and I won't. Just caught an image of their line up and seeing his name  in there  almost made me vomit.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on August 15, 2021, 04:53:40 PM
Cue a goal and assist incoming on the back of this but it looks as if he has been shoehorned into cm just to get him into the starting XI.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy65 on August 15, 2021, 04:58:12 PM
He’s not been involved much so far. One run and one dive to win a FK
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on August 15, 2021, 04:59:30 PM
He’s not been involved much so far. One run and one dive to win a FK
he's got to adjust to not everything going through him - he'll start getting frustrated.

The gimp.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ads on August 15, 2021, 05:01:22 PM
Disappointed nobody has put the Rat in row Z.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Flamingo Lane on August 15, 2021, 05:02:52 PM
Son is having a poor game for Spurs, seeming to lack any conviction when in dangerous positions.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: andyh on August 15, 2021, 05:05:23 PM
Dipped in a watched a couple of mins here and there while watching the cricket.
I thought it’s best get it over a done with, like ripping off a plaster.




Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Astral Weeks on August 15, 2021, 05:09:20 PM
I'm watching it. He's done next to fuck all so far.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Small Rodent on August 15, 2021, 05:10:52 PM
Clear corner not given.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 15, 2021, 05:11:57 PM
Surprised anyone can bring themselves to watch the Spurs game.

I am with you on this.

I can't think of anything I'd like less to watch just now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Small Rodent on August 15, 2021, 05:14:32 PM
Surprised anyone can bring themselves to watch the Spurs game.

I am with you on this.

I can't think of anything I'd like less to watch just now.

In the pub and can’t avoid it!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bad English on August 15, 2021, 05:15:14 PM
I'm watching. Spurs should be at least two up but they are missing Kane in attack. Greasy being booed a lot and doing fuck all.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lsvilla on August 15, 2021, 05:17:30 PM
Surprised anyone can bring themselves to watch the Spurs game.

I am with you on this.

I can't think of anything I'd like less to watch just now.

In the pub and can’t avoid it!
Cricket for me. Relegated to the kitchen as the missus wants to watch the football
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bad English on August 15, 2021, 05:19:57 PM
I've been giving him one or two fingers every time he's on the ball. I want to see him subbed on 60 just to see his sour puss.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 15, 2021, 05:21:42 PM
Joe a shadow of the player we once knew.Turned into a one trick pony.That trick being trying to win free kicks and generally failing.I think we got the good end of the deal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: passport1 on August 15, 2021, 05:28:34 PM
The Sky Super Sunday Wankfest is not quite going to plan at the moment. They now appear to be focusing on the value of the bench.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 15, 2021, 05:32:11 PM
Surprised anyone can bring themselves to watch the Spurs game.

I am with you on this.

I can't think of anything I'd like less to watch just now.


A former Villa player is currently playing for his new team in a live game. I have seen too many players come and go to get too wound up. I got over my favourite ever Villa player Tony Morley going on to play for Small Heath and Smethwick when I was a kid and I didn't cry then so I'm not going to shed any tears over Grealish.
I am not going to join in with the jilted ex type of mourning. I had enough of that for real back in the day when I was a lot younger and got jilted by two fiances.  ;D
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 15, 2021, 05:33:08 PM
FFS, are those oil laden twats even signing people's fiancés, now?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on August 15, 2021, 05:36:14 PM
You have to have sympathy with Spurs in this one. Kane, what, he can't play because his little feelings are too hurt? Fuck off, what an utter baby. It's not like he'd be cup-tied even. Pathetic.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: manic-road on August 15, 2021, 05:41:17 PM
That goal has been coming for Spurs.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lizz on August 15, 2021, 05:41:27 PM
Spurs ahead.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: dave shelley on August 15, 2021, 05:42:13 PM
Smashing goal.  If only we could unearth a player with the quality of Son.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bad English on August 15, 2021, 05:42:20 PM
Get in my Son!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ger Regan on August 15, 2021, 05:42:28 PM
We're living in the upsidedown. I'm happy to see a spurs goal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: TheMalandro on August 15, 2021, 05:42:40 PM
Go Spurs.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ozzjim on August 15, 2021, 05:42:53 PM
I'm not watching. Him in that kit all wrong. Bile inducing.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Astral Weeks on August 15, 2021, 05:43:00 PM
Surprised anyone can bring themselves to watch the Spurs game.

I am with you on this.

I can't think of anything I'd like less to watch just now.


A former Villa player is currently playing for his new team in a live game. I have seen too many players come and go to get too wound up. I got over my favourite ever Villa player Tony Morley going on to play for Small Heath and Smethwick when I was a kid and I didn't cry then so I'm not going to shed any tears over Grealish.
I am not going to join in with the jilted ex type of mourning. I had enough of that for real back in the day when I was a lot younger and got jilted by two fiances.  ;D
I'm with you on this.
And Spurs go 1-0 up!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Flamingo Lane on August 15, 2021, 05:44:10 PM
Son is having a poor game for Spurs, seeming to lack any conviction when in dangerous positions.

As I said, go at them, Son.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on August 15, 2021, 05:44:54 PM
Why do Spurs fans sing Southampton's song?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ez on August 15, 2021, 05:45:09 PM
Well done spurs although we shall be overtaking you this season.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 15, 2021, 05:45:58 PM
We've already given up on finishing above Spurs then, ah well.

Man. City always seem to play at new White Hart lane like they've just met up an hour before, on for four straight defeats there now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bad English on August 15, 2021, 05:47:22 PM
Edit. No.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Scovilla on August 15, 2021, 05:47:55 PM
Shit. I Never thought i would  have cheered at a spurs' goal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bad English on August 15, 2021, 05:50:38 PM
Spurs are useless fuckers; they could be three up this half.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Tuscans on August 15, 2021, 05:52:39 PM
Loving this weekend of football in an officiating sense, really good flow and competitive feel to the games. Hope this is the norm from all refs and VAR.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 15, 2021, 05:56:50 PM
Loving this weekend of football in an officiating sense, really good flow and competitive feel to the games. Hope this is the norm from all refs and VAR.

Having fans back is brilliant, players all finding extra 10% when they roar at well time challenges and promising attacks.

Hopefully we respond like many teams with 40k at VP next Saturday.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bad English on August 15, 2021, 05:57:36 PM
Edit.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Small Rodent on August 15, 2021, 05:57:44 PM
FFS, are those oil laden twats even signing people's fiancés, now?

Ha ha!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bad English on August 15, 2021, 05:59:13 PM
Gabriel Jesus is on for Sterling. He played in the final with Luiz too.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on August 15, 2021, 06:00:58 PM
I seem to say this ever time I see Man City play, Benjamin Mendy is awful.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bad English on August 15, 2021, 06:03:51 PM
Greasy had a wanky shot there. Got roundly booed. I would have preferred a robust "Aaagh" with all the Spurs fans giving him "the wankers".
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Tuscans on August 15, 2021, 06:04:33 PM
I seem to say this ever time I see Man City play, Benjamin Mendy is awful.
£52 million as well. Makes Targett look like Maldini....apart from yesterday.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bad English on August 15, 2021, 06:07:32 PM
They are now risking KDB to try and score. Greasy the 100 million player? Avin' a larf!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: john e on August 15, 2021, 06:10:30 PM
Grealish gone from everyone cheering him for just warming up when on the bench for England to getting boooed every time he touches the ball of City
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Mister E on August 15, 2021, 06:10:41 PM
I'm watching.  He has been pretty undistinguished and his new club unimpressive.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Astral Weeks on August 15, 2021, 06:11:04 PM
Martin Tyler is now trying to justify Citeh losing by saying they're tired!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bad English on August 15, 2021, 06:12:46 PM
I don't like that ball. My eyes!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Skerra on August 15, 2021, 06:13:24 PM
Once everyone is fit at Oil City, the subs bench is where Ratboy will end up getting splinters.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: jwarry on August 15, 2021, 06:17:39 PM
I'm watching.  He has been pretty undistinguished and his new club unimpressive.

Yep poor shadow of himself because they don’t give him the ball.  He might just regret this move.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on August 15, 2021, 06:17:49 PM
Yellow for Greasy.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bad English on August 15, 2021, 06:18:15 PM
"Are you watching 'arry Kane?" Aw!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 15, 2021, 06:18:16 PM
Oh dear Jack. Played 2 Lost 2 it would appear.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: jwarry on August 15, 2021, 06:18:19 PM
And now booked and complaining Moura dived 😂
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Skerra on August 15, 2021, 06:18:55 PM
Rattie booked!!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Astral Weeks on August 15, 2021, 06:19:42 PM
And now booked and complaining Moura dived 😂
Irony overload alert!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: baddowvillans on August 15, 2021, 06:20:45 PM
So thats it City are going to get relegated........oh no sorry that's just us!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: The Edge on August 15, 2021, 06:21:32 PM
Grealish booked and it was totally deserved. Had a right go at  the spurs player for nothing. Proof if needed that playing for Man Shitty has totally gone to his big head.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ads on August 15, 2021, 06:22:07 PM
Haha fuck off Ratboy
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Richard E on August 15, 2021, 06:23:09 PM
Not a single draw in the Premier League.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on August 15, 2021, 06:23:15 PM
Thats another £150m Guardiola will be spending.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ger Regan on August 15, 2021, 06:23:28 PM
He's lucky not to have gotten a second yellow soon afterwards, too. Went in fairly wildly, but didn't make contact.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lsvilla on August 15, 2021, 06:23:31 PM
Haha fuck off Ratboy
This. Only saw the last 15 minutes because of stupid bad light rules at lords but totally this.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: jwarry on August 15, 2021, 06:23:55 PM
Spurs deserved that and they already look better under Nuno unfortunately
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ChicagoLion on August 15, 2021, 06:24:18 PM
Enjoyed that. Grealish strutting around like a twat.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: passport1 on August 15, 2021, 06:24:39 PM
Yes fuck off Greasy and when you get there fuck off again.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on August 15, 2021, 06:25:01 PM
Hopefully they keep shoehorning him into cm, annonymous
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Astral Weeks on August 15, 2021, 06:25:34 PM
Well if that's the level of JG's contribution this season I'll be a happy man!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: amfy on August 15, 2021, 06:25:47 PM
Despite yesterday’s debacle, we are now 2 places above Man City!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: passport1 on August 15, 2021, 06:26:44 PM
Hopefully cost them the title by the time they find a way to fit the fool in.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villan82 on August 15, 2021, 06:26:49 PM
Ratboy! What's the score? Ratboy, Ratboy What's the score?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on August 15, 2021, 06:27:04 PM
Well done Spurs fully deserved win, we're ABOVE Man City :)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: exigo on August 15, 2021, 06:27:12 PM
No point at all in looking at the league table in August. Unless you like seeing us above Man City, Arsenal and Leeds already.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bobby Boy on August 15, 2021, 06:29:02 PM
Yes fuck off Greasy and when you get there fuck off again.

Make that a double!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: nodge on August 15, 2021, 06:29:53 PM
The genius with £350m on the bench still couldn’t win . Maybe when he gets his £150m centre forward he’ll get luckier.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pooligan on August 15, 2021, 06:30:41 PM
Not often i want spuds to win but anyone who is playing Ratboys lot i will make a exception He missed their best chance and got a yellow, lovely
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: clash city rocker on August 15, 2021, 06:34:44 PM
What goes around comes around.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Astral Weeks on August 15, 2021, 06:35:37 PM
Not often i want spuds to win but anyone who is playing Ratboys lot i will make a exception He missed their best chance and got a yellow, lovely
I agree, anyone but Citeh for me.
I think Mahrez missed their best chance though, in the first half.  Eight yards out, only the keeper to beat, couldn't even hit the target.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 15, 2021, 06:36:04 PM
Citeh have lost 3 games on the trot, Pep out!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on August 15, 2021, 06:39:29 PM
That’s his most ineffectual performance since Brighton away when his mysterious injury started. He just didn’t look as confident as he did with us. Long May that continue and the pressure heap onto him.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 15, 2021, 06:40:35 PM
Despite it fucking my accumulator, I'm a big fan of that result.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: London Villan on August 15, 2021, 06:46:06 PM
Also no strops at team mates when no one was on for a pass…
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on August 15, 2021, 06:49:53 PM
Thought De Bruyne did more in the short time he was on the pitch, than Grealish did all match.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: colin69 on August 15, 2021, 06:55:21 PM
My heart bleeds for the poor little mite. Think Wolves may regret letting Nuno go too. Shame….NOT!!!!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Goldie.7 on August 15, 2021, 06:59:41 PM
City spent £100m on greasy when there are AML's like Son who consistently score 20 goals a season out there. You have got to laugh really.

I hope to god we don't take the scumbag back in a few years when they replace him for the next big thing.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Flamingo Lane on August 15, 2021, 07:01:16 PM
Grealish booked and it was totally deserved. Had a right go at  the spurs player for nothing. Proof if needed that playing for Man Shitty has totally gone to his big head.

Not really. When he was with us, his petulant behaviour at the end of many games we were losing was embarrassing.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ChicagoLion on August 15, 2021, 07:02:38 PM
Sterling still won’t pass to him, wonder how that relationship will go. Don’t think Raheem will take kindly to being taken off and Plan A staying on.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 15, 2021, 07:05:18 PM
He’s gone from the focal point of a team to being a bit part in another. If he doesn’t put in performances reflecting what they spent he will be hearing about from the media and fans while his arse is sat on the bench. The medals whenever they come will be nice though.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 15, 2021, 07:11:27 PM
He’s gone from the focal point of a team to being a bit part in another. If he doesn’t put in performances reflecting what they spent he will be hearing about from the media and fans while his arse is sat on the bench.

Even with last year's pay rise we were spending 6m a year on him. With his 6 year deal Citeh have committed to spending 215m on him which brings a whole new level of expectation and pressure.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Big Ming on August 15, 2021, 07:15:08 PM
Grealish booked and it was totally deserved. Had a right go at  the spurs player for nothing. Proof if needed that playing for Man Shitty has totally gone to his big head.

Not really. When he was with us, his petulant behaviour at the end of many games we were losing was embarrassing.
Completely and utterly gutted for him........ ;D
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Clampy on August 15, 2021, 07:15:42 PM
The game was on in the pub but we hardly watched any of it. I didn't realise Tottingham had won until the end.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lescottstweets on August 15, 2021, 07:24:34 PM
City spent £100m on greasy when there are AML's like Son who consistently score 20 goals a season out there. You have got to laugh really.

I hope to god we don't take the scumbag back in a few years when they replace him for the next big thing.

I’ll second that, the little greasy haired diver with kiddies shinpads has burnt his bridges and can f right off
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: richtheholtender on August 15, 2021, 07:33:23 PM
Is it me or does he seem to be getting booed alot by other fans? Almost feels like other club fans (such as spurs) feel the betrayal
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villafirst on August 15, 2021, 07:39:31 PM
I thought he looked average. He seems to check back everytime rather than go past players with ease as he used to do.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 15, 2021, 07:53:48 PM
Sadly it seems we potentially have another Christian Eriksen situation in the Marseilles v Bordeaux game.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Dante Lavelli on August 15, 2021, 07:59:49 PM
Is it me or does he seem to be getting booed alot by other fans? Almost feels like other club fans (such as spurs) feel the betrayal

I watched some of the second half and you could definitely hear boos but I am unsure whether that was due to winning a few free kicks earlier in the game.  I suspect you are right.  I think his popularity at the Euros was 50% the way he plays and 50% because Villa do not offend most clubs like say Man City (Foden) or Chelsea (mount) might have.

I suspect it wil be the opposite now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 15, 2021, 08:05:09 PM
Thankfully not as bad as it first appeared apparently. Jonathan Pearce in commentary had prematurely predicted the worst.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rory on August 15, 2021, 09:59:30 PM
Is it me or does he seem to be getting booed alot by other fans? Almost feels like other club fans (such as spurs) feel the betrayal

I thought that as well. I wasn't watching, but he does seem to be booed by 'impartial' fans a lot for an England international.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 15, 2021, 10:03:38 PM
Maybe because they link him with Kane as someone who doesn't care about his boyhood club and wants out for meaningless trinkets elsewhere? Or did they only start booing after the first suspicious looking collapse to the floor after about two minutes?

Be interesting to see what reception he gets in other matches.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: OzVilla on August 15, 2021, 10:04:44 PM
Because it’s such a similar situation to Kane’s I’d say Spurs fans were directing their frustration at that situation on the JG. Which is understandable. I think his ‘everyone’s favourite other player’ mantle came crashing down the moment he jumped ship to the Oil XI.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ads on August 15, 2021, 10:06:07 PM
Everybody can spot a ****** when they see one.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Footy-Vill on August 15, 2021, 10:14:22 PM
Reading back I do chortle at these Grealish jibes.
I mean seeing him today with his little to no off the ball movement and slow ball play winning fouls instead of shifting it as well as having weak attempts at goal being blocked just poor. The man's 26 and he still doesn't know how to create space to actually shoot at the goal or to move when he's not in possession is something I've witnessed for a long time and something that he needed to and still does to improve. Something that very apparent and more will see.

I mean Vs Norwich next week if given space he can look like this world class player some believe he is but to me he still has a long way to show (failed today) anything the level of high quality players that all the hype he is.

Yes JG shows some nice touches as he technical very good but his lack of flexibility and inability to know how to move into space without the ball and get around the pitch is laughable in my eyes for a man who peak years.
Jack knows what to do with the ball at his feet but clueless without it a lot of the time.

To me though he should do very well next week v Norwich at home but has a long way to win me round that he's world class.


Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 15, 2021, 10:21:25 PM
I'd imagine Norwich fans must now be fearing the worst ahead of their trip to the Emptyhad next week.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: bones. on August 15, 2021, 10:36:55 PM
Everybody can spot a ****** when they see one.
I think so, regardless who he played for he’s spoiled a good story, from boyhood fan to club captain, it’s the nice side of football, and he’s done it in the worst way, signing for the scummy bunch buying all the silverware, the very shit side of football. It was a chance to say no, you can’t buy everyone, fuck off, and it looked possible that would happen but Jack wasn’t who we hoped and shat on us and shat on more football fans than just us. Like Ads says, everyone can spot a •••••• when they see one.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 15, 2021, 10:47:51 PM
Fuck me,the number of excuses Pep piled up for the defeat.Euros,covid,time ,yada yada yada.Man's a fraud.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: john2710 on August 15, 2021, 10:49:39 PM
He's not going to get love he got during the Euro's. He'll get booed at every game.

He'll be a small part of the machine.  He'll win medals & sell shirts, But that price tag will soon start to weigh heavy if he doesn't deliver.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 15, 2021, 10:51:45 PM
In fairness to Jack though as much as he essentially put in a transfer request albeit via his agent getting Man City to meet the value, he still showed up to training. Even if he didn’t put any effort into it to stay injury free what Kane is doing is massive ****** level.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 15, 2021, 10:53:47 PM
BTW did anyone look at Graham Potter's attire yesterday and think he's been taking style tips from Pep (or Luis Enrique)?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: eamonn on August 15, 2021, 11:47:06 PM
Good point Footy about Grealish's ability off the ball. At Villa he hogged it because he could but we'll see now if he has a footballing brain as Citeh have plenty of other players who will spend a fair bit of time on the ball too.

Jack never struck me as the brightest and football intelligence is a different skill but at 26, it will be a challenge for him to learn how to get into the right positions instead of dropping deep and dictating play like he's nearly always done for us. As much as I cringe at the nicknames we're giving him on here, it will be a bit funny if he fails to adapt his game for a team with top-level individuals. There were even signs at the Euros that he hadn't quite worked out how to amend his usual freestyling game to just being another player on the team.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ROBBO on August 16, 2021, 12:56:20 AM
It's early days but I can see him spending a lot of time on the bench, he isn't a standout player in that side he is just one of so many, it could turn out that we have done very well out of the deal and he will regret being such a pillock.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: steamer on August 16, 2021, 06:01:02 AM
I watched the game and gould not ever imagine a situation where I would want spurs to win
however exceptions can be made
Others have made the point, at Villa everything went through him , not so yesterday
Him and Sterling got in each others way. Number of occasions when going forward that he was an open option on the left and the player in possession took another option
However did break the line a couple of times and get a good ball across the box
Pepe needs a centre forward to finish off
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Footy-Vill on August 16, 2021, 10:08:03 AM
When you have Dean Smith texting him during the Euros to be getting into the box more (without the ball) and basically making more runs
Still!
The complexities of Pep system will befuddled JG he'll wish he chose Galiec football

And I reiterate the inability to create space for a shot is something they are going to have to teach him which should be learnt by now.
Most of the time his shots are blocked there's a reason for that.

I think an issue has been the natural talent allows and affords him lack of developing other attributes. Namely making spaces for a shot and movement out of possession (outside the quick give and go pass)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: sickbeggar on August 16, 2021, 10:27:55 AM
To me he looks an added complication to a watch that was working fine to start with. The first 15minutes City looked unplayable and spurs couldn't get near them, then they slowed down. As a player who does slow down the game whether through winning free kicks or trying to beat 3 players instead of releasing the ball early I'm not sure he fits in.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Mister E on August 16, 2021, 11:00:57 AM
... As much as I cringe at the nicknames we're giving him on here, it will be a bit funny if he fails to adapt his game for a team with top-level individuals. There were even signs at the Euros that he hadn't quite worked out how to amend his usual freestyling game to just being another player on the team.
Good points, well made.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Somniloquism on August 16, 2021, 11:21:15 AM
To me he looks an added complication to a watch that was working fine to start with. The first 15minutes City looked unplayable and spurs couldn't get near them, then they slowed down. As a player who does slow down the game whether through winning free kicks or trying to beat 3 players instead of releasing the ball early I'm not sure he fits in.

However he can be fast in play as well, just that he has played the last 4 years being the pivot point in our play. So our players knew early on that he can receive the ball with 2-3 players on him and probably do something with it. Ollie and Targett ( and others) knew that they could make a run and probably receive the ball not matter how many players were on. He didn't have that in the Euros and he doesn't have that now. And we have seen already he isn't a central player in midfield either for us in games when he tried to play there. Personally I hope he does turn into a massive flop, benched, and sold at a loss in a few years time.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on August 16, 2021, 11:29:17 AM
To me he looks an added complication to a watch that was working fine to start with. 

Good analogy. I'd say he's a tourbillon. Nice to look at, but ultimately pretty useless and adds nothing to the effectiveness of the watch.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on August 16, 2021, 11:32:27 AM
I get the impression that this will end up being an all round wrong move, for Villa, Man City and Grealish.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: The Edge on August 16, 2021, 12:11:10 PM
I get the impression that this will end up being an all round wrong move, for Villa, Man City and Grealish.
Depends how you define wrong move. For both clubs possibly yes. But for Grealish he's reportedly trousered a 10m signing on fee and upwards of 350 grand a week so for him it's success. Yes he's sold his soul to the devil but I don't think he gives a fuck.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Hookeysmith on August 16, 2021, 01:48:19 PM
To me he looks an added complication to a watch that was working fine to start with. 

Good analogy. I'd say he's a tourbillon. Nice to look at, but ultimately pretty useless and adds nothing to the effectiveness of the watch.

great reference
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Hookeysmith on August 16, 2021, 01:50:55 PM
I get the impression that this will end up being an all round wrong move, for Villa, Man City and Grealish.

I cannot and will not slag him as a player - because he is one of the best around - still

As a man i think he is a complete dick (That modelling for the blue chip mag is just an embarrassment) but i do feel that the LJ quote above is spot on.

Shame for him and for us TBH - Cite£ can go fuck themselves
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: sickbeggar on August 16, 2021, 02:02:19 PM
To me he looks an added complication to a watch that was working fine to start with. The first 15minutes City looked unplayable and spurs couldn't get near them, then they slowed down. As a player who does slow down the game whether through winning free kicks or trying to beat 3 players instead of releasing the ball early I'm not sure he fits in.

However he can be fast in play as well, just that he has played the last 4 years being the pivot point in our play. So our players knew early on that he can receive the ball with 2-3 players on him and probably do something with it. Ollie and Targett ( and others) knew that they could make a run and probably receive the ball not matter how many players were on. He didn't have that in the Euros and he doesn't have that now. And we have seen already he isn't a central player in midfield either for us in games when he tried to play there. Personally I hope he does turn into a massive flop, benched, and sold at a loss in a few years time.

yeah it was more a comment on our tempo with Grealish and if you take out ratboy's ability to win freekicks or take on 3 players for a fast release the ball early style of play, then what's the point of him?They have players like that anyway.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: eamonn on August 16, 2021, 03:06:39 PM
I'd happily take him back in 2025 when we're in the Champions League and we need a game changer from the bench.
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Post by: eamonn on August 16, 2021, 04:03:41 PM
Ken Early in The Irish Times on Citeh/Grealish:

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Just as concerning was what was happening at the other end of the pitch. Last season, Jack Grealish was one of the best players in the league at carrying and passing the ball into the box. But City already have a player who does that in Kevin de Bruyne. There’s no shortage of creative attackers at City, but they are short at left-back, striker and central midfield. So what was it about Grealish that made City think it was worth breaking the British transfer record to get him?

To understand that, you have to remember a self-pitying speech delivered by Guardiola in May 2019, when City won the domestic treble but – their manager felt – never got the credit they deserved. Accusing the media of favouring Liverpool, Guardiola said: “If Liverpool had won the Premier League it would have been an ‘incredible’ achievement. When City win it is, ‘oh, it’s okay. It’s an achievement.’”

Having spent the summer chasing Harry Kane, City now need to seal the deal
Coming from Barcelona and Bayern, clubs that are effectively the national teams of historic European regions, he had got used to his victories being lauded with appropriate adulation and praise. It was a shock to discover that things are different when your team is not even the biggest club in its own city. It turns out that when you succeed with City, it doesn’t move the needle in quite the same way as the triumphs of Bayern or Barca do. City’s lavishly-funded successes have proven easy to ignore.

That’s why they have paid £100 million for Grealish. They weren’t buying just another creative attacking midfielder to add to an already-impressive collection. They were buying relevance. Since his overdue arrival into the England squad, Grealish has become the David Beckham of his generation – by common acclaim, the sexiest, most charismatic English player of the moment. English fans are so crazy for Grealish they’ll even watch Man City matches if that is the only way to see him. By adding Grealish and maybe Kane to a team that already includes England regulars Raheem Sterling, John Stones, Kyle Walker and Phil Foden, City have thrown down a challenge to the English football public: “Ignore us now!”

That’s the strategy. It still leaves the question of tactics. What is Grealish’s actual role in this team? At Villa it was simple: he was the creative star, his job was to create chances, whether that by passing, dribbling, it was up to him. At City the team is supposed to be the star – so Grealish has to figure out how to make himself relevant within that framework. Against Tottenham, he kept getting the ball in bad situations – receiving passes to feet in the left channel, with the Spurs defence organised and ready. Even Grealish will struggle to make things happen from a standing start – and looking around the rest of City’s attack, none of them looked fully confident in the game plan either.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on August 16, 2021, 04:29:37 PM
Yeah he looked like he didn't quite belong. He was trying to do his usual things, but he also seemed afraid of losing the ball in a way he wasn't at Villa. We'll see how it goes.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: KRS on August 16, 2021, 04:38:31 PM
I don’t think they expected or realised that he would lose his popularity as soon as he jumped ship. He was booed loudly at Wembley and also at Spurs…he was once loved by Villa fans, became popular with England fans around the country, but he has now morphed in to the pantomime villain.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on August 16, 2021, 04:46:23 PM
I don’t think they expected or realised that he would lose his popularity as soon as he jumped ship. He was booed loudly at Wembley and also at Spurs…he was once loved by Villa fans, became popular with England fans around the country, but he has now morphed in to the pantomime villain.

I've been wondering about this. I happen to think that the one-club thing was a big part of the appeal, even among fans who really don't like us. Then he shows up at that lot, posing grotesquely in that ridiculous chair, and becomes the symbol of them buying not only league titles, but everyone else's dreams as well. Spurs have their own, related reasons to dislike him for that, but the Leicester reaction showed how universal it may be.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: eamonn on August 16, 2021, 04:53:52 PM
In fairness, was he not boo'd pre-Pandemic by opposition fans when playing for us for the "dives" and "being too flash"?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on August 16, 2021, 04:55:45 PM
Not like this I think. He'd do something in a game and sometimes get booed after that. Now, it's straight from the kickoff.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rory on August 16, 2021, 04:59:31 PM
Not like this I think. He'd do something in a game and sometimes get booed after that. Now, it's straight from the kickoff.

You'd also expect the booing to have lessened after the Euros. As you say, it seems to be worse, if anything.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Nev on August 16, 2021, 05:27:27 PM
Until this Summer Grealish was a fine story in the tradition of playing for the club you love, recognised by every fan, well almost.
Now he's just another player, the fairytale has vanished and people see this. What's more, fans see his purchase and think "that could be us" in the face of organisations such as Stockport City.

Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: amfy on August 16, 2021, 06:06:24 PM
On gogglebox someone said something like ‘I don’t know what it is but it’s his whole vibe. His whole vibe’

I don’t think he’s got that ‘whole vibe’ any more.

The whole Man City unveiling, the lounging in the chair, the one where he was stood in semi darkness and looked up and smiled a fake smile, not the warm open smile that we used to see, the one where he showed everyone how he adjusts the length of his socks like it was some kind of strategy rather than something he ‘just did’ because he was a bit of a one off.

I think he’s always been a bit of a twat but managed to be quite a loveable kind of twat. Now he’s just a twat.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rory on August 16, 2021, 06:10:38 PM

I think he’s always been a bit of a twat but managed to be quite a loveable kind of twat. Now he’s just a twat.

I'll go with that!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Mister E on August 16, 2021, 07:27:15 PM
Ken Early in the Irish Times nailed it for me. I confess to watching the game to see how JG would be played. He wandered around a lot and didn't see much of the bal.
I said - as did others - in his old thread that he is a free spirit that does not play well in a tightly-choreographed team: Sunday seemed to endorse that point.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 16, 2021, 08:20:23 PM
On gogglebox someone said something like ‘I don’t know what it is but it’s his whole vibe. His whole vibe’

I don’t think he’s got that ‘whole vibe’ any more.

The whole Man City unveiling, the lounging in the chair, the one where he was stood in semi darkness and looked up and smiled a fake smile, not the warm open smile that we used to see, the one where he showed everyone how he adjusts the length of his socks like it was some kind of strategy rather than something he ‘just did’ because he was a bit of a one off.

I think he’s always been a bit of a twat but managed to be quite a loveable kind of twat. Now he’s just a twat.

WE, Villa gave him his mojo and vice versa. He made us better, taller, stronger, and a lot more confident. Everything went through him and we wanted everything to go through him while adding talented pieces to take advantage of his brilliance. Now he is one of many and he just looked a little out of place. And when things don't all go through him he isn't in the game. It's probably why Southgate doesn't use him more. The more he isn't in the game the more frustrated he will be and the greater the chance of him finding his arse on the bench.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 17, 2021, 04:38:14 AM
This sounds a lot like us trying to feel better about ourselves. He was roundly booed wherever he went with Villa. He has made several comments around the fact he gets cheered when playing for England and then booed by the same people when playing for Villa and, to be fair, he said that is as it should be.

He will eventually do well at Man City. He is too good not to. But he'll never become the unique star, or the superlative player, he could have been with us.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on August 17, 2021, 10:34:54 AM
On gogglebox someone said something like ‘I don’t know what it is but it’s his whole vibe. His whole vibe’

I don’t think he’s got that ‘whole vibe’ any more.

The whole Man City unveiling, the lounging in the chair, the one where he was stood in semi darkness and looked up and smiled a fake smile, not the warm open smile that we used to see, the one where he showed everyone how he adjusts the length of his socks like it was some kind of strategy rather than something he ‘just did’ because he was a bit of a one off.

I think he’s always been a bit of a twat but managed to be quite a loveable kind of twat. Now he’s just a twat.

Ha ha, well said amfy! The thing is now, and I’ve noticed it with a lot of my friends who were rooting for Ratboy during the Euros, is that they’ve all got players who they love at their club but are potentially susceptible to being nicked by the likes of Man City or whoever, eg Kane at Spurs, Phillips at Leeds and Rice at West Ham. Greasy going has brought it into focus that there’s no loyalty in football any more, and him going makes them nervous about losing their star players.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bobby Boy on August 17, 2021, 10:48:26 AM
On gogglebox someone said something like ‘I don’t know what it is but it’s his whole vibe. His whole vibe’

I don’t think he’s got that ‘whole vibe’ any more.

The whole Man City unveiling, the lounging in the chair, the one where he was stood in semi darkness and looked up and smiled a fake smile, not the warm open smile that we used to see, the one where he showed everyone how he adjusts the length of his socks like it was some kind of strategy rather than something he ‘just did’ because he was a bit of a one off.

I think he’s always been a bit of a twat but managed to be quite a loveable kind of twat. Now he’s just a twat.

Ha ha, well said amfy! The thing is now, and I’ve noticed it with a lot of my friends who were rooting for Ratboy during the Euros, is that they’ve all got players who they love at their club but are potentially susceptible to being nicked by the likes of Man City or whoever, eg Kane at Spurs, Phillips at Leeds and Noble at West Ham. Greasy going has brought it into focus that there’s no loyalty in football any more, and him going makes them nervous about losing their star players.

I agree with what you are saying but I'm guessing you mean Rice at West Ham? Noble is close to being put out to pasture.

Rice is definitely looking like he could get Man City sniffing around though.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on August 17, 2021, 10:56:48 AM
D’oh! Yep, Rice of course.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 17, 2021, 11:10:09 AM
There's a severe danger of Sheikh Mansour getting a broken arm from the pornmongers trying to snatch his hand off if he ever tries to offer West Ham £100 million for Mark fucking Noble.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Meanwood Villa on August 17, 2021, 11:16:35 AM
This sounds a lot like us trying to feel better about ourselves. He was roundly booed wherever he went with Villa. He has made several comments around the fact he gets cheered when playing for England and then booed by the same people when playing for Villa and, to be fair, he said that is as it should be.

He will eventually do well at Man City. He is too good not to. But he'll never become the unique star, or the superlative player, he could have been with us.

Agreed
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Moonraker on August 17, 2021, 11:27:54 AM
Someone told me Mark Noble is the longest-serving player at one club in the Prem. Too lazy to check it myself, someone on here will know!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: luke:lamf on August 17, 2021, 11:40:58 AM
Someone told me Mark Noble is the longest-serving player at one club in the Prem. Too lazy to check it myself, someone on here will know!
I also vaguely remember hearing that he is the English player with the most PL appearances with zero England caps.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 17, 2021, 11:58:36 AM
Seems to be right. Was surprised to see that Kevin Davies won a cap and that twat Danny Murphy won nine!

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/appearances?co=1&se=-1&cl=-1&iso=-1&po=-1?se=-1
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Meanwood Villa on August 17, 2021, 12:07:41 PM
Murphy was a decent player. Overshadowed by Steven Me to a large extent.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 17, 2021, 12:24:28 PM
He wasn't bad, but nine more caps than Dennis Mortimer?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Meanwood Villa on August 17, 2021, 12:42:47 PM
Think that says more about Ron Greenwood than Danny Murphy!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Somniloquism on August 17, 2021, 03:47:41 PM
Yep, if x player has unbelievable amount of caps then y player, you have to blame the selecting managers at the time. After all, even the greatest thought Carlton Palmer was an international player.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on August 17, 2021, 06:15:13 PM
Think that says more about Ron Greenwood than Danny Murphy!

We’re on our way, we are Ron’s 22….
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 17, 2021, 07:51:08 PM
Mitrovic puts Fulham 1-0 up against Millwall in the second minute.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 17, 2021, 07:55:14 PM
2-0 Fulham after eight minutes.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: dave shelley on August 17, 2021, 07:56:12 PM
A damn good goal too.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: robleflaneur on August 17, 2021, 08:23:01 PM
Weimann scores but what's more eye catching is the quote from BBC Sport's website,"The visitors take an early lead at the Select Car Leasing Stadium"
Brizzle now lead  Reading 2-0 but no mention of a shell shocked Select Car Leasing Stadium.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 17, 2021, 08:24:57 PM
Yep, if x player has unbelievable amount of caps then y player, you have to blame the selecting managers at the time. After all, even the greatest thought Carlton Palmer was an international player.

SGT was unlucky with the timing of his spell in charge of England. The likes of Shilton, Butcher and Robson were finished at the top level and then Gascoigne got his injury. It was also a couple of years before a lot of the Euro '96 youngsters like the Neville brothers, Southgate, Anderton, Redknapp, Campbell, McManaman and Fowler broke through. That is why we had to watch the likes of Andy Sinton, Carlton Palmer, Geoff Thomas and Keith Curle in England shirts.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on August 17, 2021, 08:26:37 PM
Keir Curle! 😂
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 17, 2021, 08:28:26 PM
Keir Curle! 😂

I tried to edit it three bloody times so it read Keir Curle but it kept coming out as Keir.

KEITH!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Mister E on August 17, 2021, 08:28:59 PM
Keir Curle! 😂
Now leader of an irrelevant political party ...
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 17, 2021, 08:31:31 PM
F*ck it, I give up. He will now be forever known to me as Keir.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 17, 2021, 09:02:15 PM
Keith Curle.

Working fine for me, mate?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: paul_e on August 17, 2021, 09:02:24 PM
You can thank one of our most hilarious posters for the need of a word filter on Keith.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: john e on August 17, 2021, 09:03:40 PM
Anyone watching the German game it’s brilliant
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: richtheholtender on August 17, 2021, 09:08:16 PM
Bit off topic, really didn't know where to post it but has anyone received their refund for the friendly? I've had no correspondence or instruction
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Clampy on August 17, 2021, 09:13:54 PM
Bit off topic, really didn't know where to post it but has anyone received their refund for the friendly? I've had no correspondence or instruction

I've just had look and yes, I have.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: richtheholtender on August 17, 2021, 09:50:17 PM
Bit off topic, really didn't know where to post it but has anyone received their refund for the friendly? I've had no correspondence or instruction

I've just had look and yes, I have.

Cheers Clampy.

Did they just refund you?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lsvilla on August 17, 2021, 10:20:56 PM
Bit off topic, really didn't know where to post it but has anyone received their refund for the friendly? I've had no correspondence or instruction

I've just had look and yes, I have.
Me too. Straight onto my credit card
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Clampy on August 17, 2021, 10:24:26 PM
Bit off topic, really didn't know where to post it but has anyone received their refund for the friendly? I've had no correspondence or instruction

I've just had look and yes, I have.

Cheers Clampy.

Did they just refund you?

Yes. No emails telling me the money had gone back in but I knew they were going to anyway.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 17, 2021, 10:45:14 PM
I got mine last Friday.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Hillbilly on August 18, 2021, 04:39:45 AM
Coventry have got off to a decent start. I hope gravity starts to exert itself cos I have some of them as in-laws.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 18, 2021, 11:03:34 AM
Coventry have got off to a decent start. I hope gravity starts to exert itself cos I have some of them as in-laws.


I know they don't like us so I shouldn't like them but I really do struggle to give a flying toss about them one way or the other.  I actually thought their ground share love in with Small Heath and how it strengthened their mutual hatred of us was rather sweet.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ian. on August 18, 2021, 11:16:52 AM
Coventry have got off to a decent start. I hope gravity starts to exert itself cos I have some of them as in-laws.


I know they don't like us so I shouldn't like them but I really do struggle to give a flying toss about them one way or the other.  I actually thought their ground share love in with Small Heath and how it strengthened their mutual hatred of us was rather sweet.

I don’t mind them doing well and that seems to really anoy my family members from Coventry because they really hate us.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: john e on August 18, 2021, 11:17:06 AM
I know its heresy on here but I’d rather be playing Blues, Coventry, WBA, Derby, Forest in the Prem than the likes of Palace, Brighton, Burnley, Brentford and Bournemouth (gone now I know)

Take a look at the league in 1981 when we were champions a midlands derby every other week



Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on August 18, 2021, 11:23:59 AM
I know its heresy on here but I’d rather be playing Blues, Coventry, WBA, Derby, Forest in the Prem than the likes of Palace, Brighton, Burnley, Brentford and Bournemouth (gone now I know)

Take a look at the league in 1981 when we were champions a midlands derby every other week


Same here John. Easier to get to, for a start.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Moonraker on August 18, 2021, 11:34:12 AM
Careful!  I was threatened with a disciplinary a while ago for saying such things!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 18, 2021, 11:48:10 AM
I know its heresy on here but I’d rather be playing Blues, Coventry, WBA, Derby, Forest in the Prem than the likes of Palace, Brighton, Burnley, Brentford and Bournemouth (gone now I know)

Take a look at the league in 1981 when we were champions a midlands derby every other week


Same here John. Easier to get to, for a start.

Small Heath isn't particularly easy to get from after a game. Generally, it doesn't help us to have a bunch of teams who will kill themselves against us and, potentially, lie down if they're playing a league rival of ours.

Fuck them all and have a load of middling Lancashire and Yorkshire clubs with massive away ends promoted, please.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: john e on August 18, 2021, 01:03:54 PM
I know its heresy on here but I’d rather be playing Blues, Coventry, WBA, Derby, Forest in the Prem than the likes of Palace, Brighton, Burnley, Brentford and Bournemouth (gone now I know)

Take a look at the league in 1981 when we were champions a midlands derby every other week


Same here John. Easier to get to, for a start.

Small Heath isn't particularly easy to get from after a game. Generally, it doesn't help us to have a bunch of teams who will kill themselves against us and, potentially, lie down if they're playing a league rival of ours.

Fuck them all and have a load of middling Lancashire and Yorkshire clubs with massive away ends promoted, please.
I know its heresy on here but I’d rather be playing Blues, Coventry, WBA, Derby, Forest in the Prem than the likes of Palace, Brighton, Burnley, Brentford and Bournemouth (gone now I know)

Take a look at the league in 1981 when we were champions a midlands derby every other week


Same here John. Easier to get to, for a start.

Small Heath isn't particularly easy to get from after a game. Generally, it doesn't help us to have a bunch of teams who will kill themselves against us and, potentially, lie down if they're playing a league rival of ours.

Fuck them all and have a load of middling Lancashire and Yorkshire clubs with massive away ends promoted, please.

I know what you’re saying but I was brought up on Midlands derbys is in the 70s and 80s
They are big games The intensity the passion the atmosphere far more than when you’re playing even one of the so-called top 6

I’m not saying I miss being chased across Gosford Park at Coventry or getting set upon walking down the road to Digbeth But for me these games are far more exciting

As for the large away ends it just won’t work that way
You might get 6000 allocation at Preston in the championship but if they were promoted they would cut that back to 2500-3000 Like everyone else
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ASHTONVILLA on August 18, 2021, 01:10:23 PM
Like to see the likes of Blackburn, Bolton and Wigan back in the top flight. Poorly supported NW teams where its easy to get a ticket. Only Manchester City in that category at the moment.

Wouldn't mind seeing Derby, Coventry and Forest back in the top flight but draw the line at West Brom and Blues.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: astonvilla82 on August 18, 2021, 03:26:59 PM
Do they still give you a tour of Small Heath and take you to duddeston station, remember the one time I had to follow them to pick up my son, sure they use the blues games for practicing crowd control because noticed a different police force with Yorkshire accents
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: luke:lamf on August 18, 2021, 06:49:18 PM
Not a game, but I just checked in on my Belgian team, l'il Union Saint-Gilloise - who play (or at least did 10 years ago when I lived in Brussels) in a stadium with one covered stand, two uncovered terraces, and one end made up of portakabins, all surrounded by the trees of the parc Duden - and they're only top of the whole league (admittedly only four games in)!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on August 18, 2021, 09:16:36 PM
Sheffield United getting pumped. 4-0
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: dave shelley on August 18, 2021, 09:20:17 PM
Bournemouth one up.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on August 18, 2021, 09:25:16 PM
Sheffield United getting pumped. 4-0
Those long throw ins are going to work well if they manage to get back to the Premier League.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: TheMalandro on August 18, 2021, 09:32:33 PM
Sheffield United getting pumped. 4-0
Those long throw ins are going to work well if they manage to get back to the Premier League.

Nothing in the game until the first goal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: saunders_heroes on August 18, 2021, 09:52:38 PM
Small Heath lose 2-0 at the Sty. Lots of empty seats in the home end as well, which is piss poor considering half the stadium is closed. Pathetic.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pooligan on August 18, 2021, 10:06:05 PM
There were only 10 109 against Stoke on Saturday on Saturday ,bet there were even less tonight  Big club we had 8 000 watching a training session
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 18, 2021, 10:21:16 PM
The latest 4 figure attendance at the Sty tonight was 9,922.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 18, 2021, 10:22:38 PM
Celtic won 2-0 at home against AZ Alkmaar which is a decent result and gives them a chance of the Europa League.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 18, 2021, 11:59:51 PM
Sheffield United have spent hundreds of millions and they're absolute shite. One of the players they wasted said millions on scored against them tonight, I see. They could be the next Sunderland.

Obviously, the fuckers still managed to raise their game and beat us.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: OzVilla on August 19, 2021, 06:21:52 AM
Sheff Utd are still to score after 3 games yet their 23 million striker cant even get on the pitch.  The curse of Hawkeye continues.....
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 19, 2021, 08:31:40 AM
I think Callum Robinson (already sold), Rhian Brewster and Ollie McBurnie cost about sixty million between them. Chris Wilder should never be allowed to sign another striker again.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Tayls_7 on August 19, 2021, 08:54:35 AM
I think Callum Robinson (already sold), Rhian Brewster and Ollie McBurnie cost about sixty million between them. Chris Wilder should never be allowed to sign another striker again.

But think of all the millions he saves catching the bus to Bramall Lane.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Hookeysmith on August 19, 2021, 11:24:26 AM
Maybe there is a reason why clubs have not looked at Wilder for their managerial positions ???
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: OzVilla on August 19, 2021, 12:15:02 PM
I think his post match press conferences did for him last season as much as the results. Utter rambling nonsense most of the time. Like if Partridge managed a PL side. Scary stuff.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Meanwood Villa on August 19, 2021, 12:48:49 PM
I think this was the first real failure on Wilder's CV and it seemed he didn't know how to handle it, on field and off.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on August 20, 2021, 09:48:03 PM
Bristol City lost to Swansea tonight. I’d hoped for a Bristol win to bring some cheer to my brother-in-law (a thoroughly lovely bloke, and Kingthing’s uncle) who is in hospital and very very poorly.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: dave shelley on August 20, 2021, 10:38:37 PM
I'm just in after attending my first match in almost two years.  I saw Athlone Town beat second placed Galway United 1-0.  Decent match with a cracker off a volley to win it.  I was there with my son, son-in-law and three grandsons.  It was a pity it wasn't the Villa.

Like music, football is best enjoyed live, there is no substitute for it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Hillbilly on August 21, 2021, 02:19:22 AM
Bloody hell Dundalk.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 21, 2021, 09:48:11 AM
Bloody hell Dundalk.

At least Risso will be pleased.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on August 21, 2021, 12:40:25 PM
For anybody that likes random facts, Burnley have lined up with squad numbers 1-11 today. First time its been done since 1998.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on August 21, 2021, 12:40:44 PM
Nick Pope already time wasting!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on August 21, 2021, 12:42:28 PM
I hope Liverpool win - purely because we could be closer to Burnley that Liverpool at the end of the season
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on August 21, 2021, 12:49:51 PM
Burnley playing well to be fair.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on August 21, 2021, 12:50:34 PM
1 nil Liverpool Jota
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on August 21, 2021, 12:50:54 PM
that was the kiss of death. 1-0 to Liverpool.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 21, 2021, 12:55:26 PM
QPR 0-1 Barnsley.  Decent game so far.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 21, 2021, 12:58:32 PM
Liverpool look really good. 2-0

Edit: no goal. Ruled offside correctly
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 21, 2021, 12:58:51 PM
QPR 0-2 Barnsley running riot
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 21, 2021, 01:05:43 PM
For anybody that likes random facts, Burnley have lined up with squad numbers 1-11 today. First time its been done since 1998.

Was that us under John Gregory?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 21, 2021, 01:12:21 PM
McNeil (sp?) looks really good.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on August 21, 2021, 01:13:52 PM
McNeil (sp?) looks really good.
he's not good enough for most on here....

he's been lively - Burnley have played ok so far.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Proposition Joe on August 21, 2021, 01:33:42 PM
I hope Liverpool win - purely because we could be closer to Burnley that Liverpool at the end of the season

Me too, amazing how the summer plus opening game has crashed any expectations I had.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on August 21, 2021, 01:58:58 PM
2 nil Mane
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ian. on August 21, 2021, 02:00:14 PM
For anybody that likes random facts, Burnley have lined up with squad numbers 1-11 today. First time its been done since 1998.
I like the idea of this.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: TheMalandro on August 21, 2021, 03:22:39 PM
Booooooo
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Holte132 on August 21, 2021, 03:23:23 PM
Booooooo

Exactly
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villan82 on August 21, 2021, 03:29:13 PM
Booooooo

Exactly

The c**t.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 21, 2021, 05:05:55 PM
I see Grealish got his first Man City goal today. Jammy goal
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Jon Crofts on August 21, 2021, 05:10:04 PM
Who?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 21, 2021, 05:40:58 PM
Brighton 1-0 Watford
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 21, 2021, 06:12:27 PM
Brighton 2-0
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: richtheholtender on August 21, 2021, 07:32:33 PM
Who?





I think he means Joe. The one with the shins
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: fredm on August 21, 2021, 08:39:35 PM
I see Klopp is moaning about Burnley’s tactics. I said I wondered how long it would be before one of the “lovely footballing teams” would start whinging when the ref didn’t give them a foul every time one of their players got hit with a hard tackle. Just hope the refs don’t change and keep officiating as we saw in the Euros.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 21, 2021, 10:41:35 PM
I see Grealish got his first Man City goal today. Jammy goal

His goal celebration wasn't exactly as passionate as the one at the Sty.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 21, 2021, 10:47:34 PM
I see Grealish got his first Man City goal today. Jammy goal

His goal celebration wasn't exactly as passionate as the one at the Sty.

It was very much "I can't hear and I don't care about Villa fans anymore. Look at me. I'm at Man City"
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 21, 2021, 10:51:07 PM
I see Grealish got his first Man City goal today. Jammy goal

His goal celebration wasn't exactly as passionate as the one at the Sty.

It was very much "I can't hear and I don't care about Villa fans anymore. Look at me. I'm at Man City"

I thought it was all a bit half-hearted, with a this is what the fans will expect me to do vibe.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on August 21, 2021, 10:53:27 PM
I see Grealish got his first Man City goal today. Jammy goal

His goal celebration wasn't exactly as passionate as the one at the Sty.

The polite applause probably made his mind up.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LeeB on August 22, 2021, 10:45:27 AM
I see Grealish got his first Man City goal today. Jammy goal

His goal celebration wasn't exactly as passionate as the one at the Sty.

The polite applause probably made his mind up.

I had the game on 5 live as I was cleaning the caravan, the crowd response to the goals was pathetic, it sounded like a testimonial. They scored whilst they'd gone over to Pat Murphy waiting for our penalty so they had both sound channels open , it sounded like something amusing had happened at Villa Park as a result, like a streaker, but it was a City goal. The contrast with the noise a few moments later when we scored, and also when they crossed to Elland Rd, was jarring.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: andyh on August 22, 2021, 11:10:30 AM
Compare their goal celebrations to the pile on on Danny boy yesterday.

Still £370k a week buys you happiness, doesn’t it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Footy-Vill on August 22, 2021, 11:28:09 AM
I see Grealish got his first Man City goal today. Jammy goal

His goal celebration wasn't exactly as passionate as the one at the Sty.

It was very much "I can't hear and I don't care about Villa fans anymore. Look at me. I'm at Man City"

Had no idea what to do.when he scored
His goal was like his first ever villa park goal bundled in.
And no surprise he scores against Norwich to me.
JG was throwing his arms around a few times when players weren't passing to him . Quite funny really.

Also what was brilliant by Pep Guardiola saying everyone stayed in their positions today.
I don't want players moving I want the ball moving.
Players have to stay in the system and in positions and they will be found with the ball.

So Jack is going to have a real issue there with his discipline to stay in exact area and section of pitch he needs to be.
Look lost again at times and several times took the ball free on the left and just checked back and made the easy pass.

Cancello driving forward and cutting inside doesnt help Grealish and again he was slowing the play down and at times he played simple ball and was not attempting to beat Max Arrons.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on August 22, 2021, 11:28:26 AM

I had the game on 5 live as I was cleaning the caravan

Sorry, what?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on August 22, 2021, 11:29:50 AM
I see Grealish got his first Man City goal today. Jammy goal

His goal celebration wasn't exactly as passionate as the one at the Sty.

I thought that possibly due to a bit of embarrassment at the nature of the goal, it basically just bounced off his knee and went in, didn't look like he knew much about it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Footy-Vill on August 22, 2021, 11:37:31 AM
I see Grealish got his first Man City goal today. Jammy goal

His goal celebration wasn't exactly as passionate as the one at the Sty.

I thought that possibly due to a bit of embarrassment at the nature of the goal, it basically just bounced off his knee and went in, didn't look like he knew much about it.

He's not comfortable having to run without the ball.
And having to run into the penalty area.
Exactly like the goal he scored at Villa park Vs Brighton where he slid in and missed it came of his backside.

Trezeguet and AEG at least would run into the back post and area .and get their goals and attempts.
Grealish just hangs around when he hasn't got the ball and generally won't make the runs for the team that required.

That's why he doesnt ever get the goal Sterling scores .
A typical Raheem finish tap in from the penalty area.
But of course different players and Sterling movement on another level. Grealish is a wonder with the ball and showed great ball control but he's not exactly bringing much else without it.
Just looks undeveloped as a footballer
 Looked lost at times for England . Same with Man City. Just jogging around.



Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 22, 2021, 11:51:05 AM
In other news, I've always thought Luton were a bunch of ******.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on August 22, 2021, 11:58:19 AM
In other news, I've always thought Luton were a bunch of ******.

Absolutely. I love quirky old traditional grounds, apart from theirs. An awful sh*thole.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on August 22, 2021, 12:03:06 PM
Years ago, I used to do a thing on Football Manager where I'd invent a club in the database including their entire history. Obviously in the end that meant I'd have to pretend one club didn't exist. I'd choose Luton every time.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LeeB on August 22, 2021, 12:10:20 PM

I had the game on 5 live as I was cleaning the caravan

Sorry, what?

We've had the privilege of using a friends parents static down in Exmouth for the last decade for next to nothing, I always spend the Saturday we leave giving it a proper clean whilst my wife takes the kids out.

I'm that kind of guy, there's more to me than just film star good looks.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: robleflaneur on August 22, 2021, 12:23:56 PM
y (http://y)

I had the game on 5 live as I was cleaning the caravan

Sorry, what?

We've had the privilege of using a friends parents static down in Exmouth for the last decade for next to nothing, I always spend the Saturday we leave giving it a proper clean whilst my wife takes the kids out.

I'm that kind of guy, there's more to me than just film star good looks.
It's the film star lifestyle that's making me jealous.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Jon Crofts on August 22, 2021, 01:36:08 PM

I had the game on 5 live as I was cleaning the caravan

Sorry, what?

Is there a way to unsee this abomination?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 22, 2021, 01:44:25 PM


I had the game on 5 live as I was cleaning the caravan

Fucking hell Lee!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 22, 2021, 01:47:35 PM

I had the game on 5 live as I was cleaning the caravan

Sorry, what?

It must be a euphemism. Lee is Rock and Roll.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on August 22, 2021, 02:18:06 PM

I had the game on 5 live as I was cleaning the caravan

Sorry, what?

Is there a way to unsee this abomination?
I had lot of respect for Lee but this has destroyed me.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LeeB on August 22, 2021, 02:19:30 PM

I had the game on 5 live as I was cleaning the caravan

Sorry, what?

It must be a euphemism. Lee is Rock and Roll.

Was mate. Anyway, she's the superstar, I'm desperately clinging onto her slipstream.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 22, 2021, 02:30:08 PM
Do they still give you a tour of Small Heath and take you to duddeston station, remember the one time I had to follow them to pick up my son, sure they use the blues games for practicing crowd control because noticed a different police force with Yorkshire accents

I managed a betting shop in Duddeston for a while and my main priority was ridding the shop of all the cannabis smokers. I am trying to remember the name of the pub it was next to. I think it was called 'The Rocket'.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 22, 2021, 02:31:02 PM
Southampton 1 Manure 0, Che Adams.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 22, 2021, 02:32:15 PM
That's OK United will get a penalty soon
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 22, 2021, 02:35:54 PM
Amazed they didn't find some reason to disallow that perfectly good goal. Penandes unsurprisingly shocked that they didn't give him the decision as usual and got himself booked. Shame 🙂
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 22, 2021, 02:47:41 PM
For anybody that likes random facts, Burnley have lined up with squad numbers 1-11 today. First time its been done since 1998.

I think I might have beaten you to posting that little nugget of trivia yesterday but I think my post might have been in the "Little things you need to know thread".
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 22, 2021, 02:55:19 PM
Wolves look toothless.And that's just their fans.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on August 22, 2021, 02:57:15 PM
Adama has everything, apart from end product.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 22, 2021, 02:59:25 PM
Bruno Fernandes goes down too easily and if I heard correctly Keane and Souness both stuck up for him. I doubt if they would have had that point of view back in their playing days. They would have been dragging him to his feet and giving him plenty of verbals.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Richard E on August 22, 2021, 03:01:05 PM
Someone needs to be indicted by an international tribunal sitting in The Hague over Spurs’ away kit.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on August 22, 2021, 03:02:52 PM
Just turned the TV on to see long lines of Southampton fans outside the ground with the guy saying they would refund all general admission tickets.

Wonder what’s gone wrong there then?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 22, 2021, 03:06:46 PM
"Technical issue" with the turnstiles,  apparently. Can't imagine how pissed off I'd be if by some miracle we finally beat Man U at VP and I wasn't able to get in the ground to see it. Not that there's any guarantee Southampton will win this, of course.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 22, 2021, 03:10:57 PM

I had the game on 5 live as I was cleaning the caravan

Sorry, what?

Paul Merson calls it 'waxing the dolphin'.

I'm obviously devastated at this revelation by LeeB. Shocked to the core. I've been away for a few days and now wish I could go back, where the internet can't hurt me.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 22, 2021, 03:12:17 PM
Southampton goalkeeper chucking one in for Man U in a way no goalkeeper ever does for Villa.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 22, 2021, 03:19:20 PM
No matter the manager or the players, Man United are just incredibly loathsome.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 22, 2021, 03:21:12 PM
I absolutely fucking hate Man United.

Especially their fans.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: andyh on August 22, 2021, 03:22:38 PM
Do they still give you a tour of Small Heath and take you to duddeston station, remember the one time I had to follow them to pick up my son, sure they use the blues games for practicing crowd control because noticed a different police force with Yorkshire accents

I managed a betting shop in Duddeston for a while and my main priority was ridding the shop of all the cannabis smokers. I am trying to remember the name of the pub it was next to. I think it was called 'The Rocket'.
As an alumni of Duddeston Manor school in the late seventies, early 80’s, I remember the betting shop you are referring to. And yes, it was The Rocket
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: villadelph on August 22, 2021, 03:25:55 PM
Adama has everything, apart from end product.

Another clear chance wasted, what a bum.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ChicagoLion on August 22, 2021, 03:27:00 PM
Where is the wolves game being shown
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 22, 2021, 03:28:20 PM
It isn't in the UK. Is on a Sunday because Tottenham had a European game on Thursday. Not sure about in the US. Imagine  you would be able to watch via a stream which I'm not allowed to mention. *Cough* hesgoal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: villadelph on August 22, 2021, 03:29:44 PM
I'm streaming it, but it looks like NBCSN.

Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 22, 2021, 03:39:18 PM
I absolutely fucking hate Man United.

Especially their fans.

Manure fans are far and away the most dislikeable and arrogant bunch of fans in my opinion.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 22, 2021, 03:44:31 PM
I absolutely fucking hate Man United.

Especially their fans.

Manure fans are far and away the most dislikeable and arrogant bunch of fans in my opinion.

Chelsea are up there too
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 22, 2021, 03:46:06 PM
I absolutely fucking hate Man United.

Especially their fans.

Manure fans are far and away the most dislikeable and arrogant bunch of fans in my opinion.

Chelsea are up there too

Yes, this. Man Utd fans are difficult to take seriously. The Chelsea support seems to be an incubator for the future of British fascism.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on August 22, 2021, 03:48:04 PM
Do they still give you a tour of Small Heath and take you to duddeston station, remember the one time I had to follow them to pick up my son, sure they use the blues games for practicing crowd control because noticed a different police force with Yorkshire accents

I managed a betting shop in Duddeston for a while and my main priority was ridding the shop of all the cannabis smokers. I am trying to remember the name of the pub it was next to. I think it was called 'The Rocket'.
Yes the Rocket but the building now has traded pints with serving as a prayer facility would you believe.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: dave shelley on August 22, 2021, 03:49:49 PM
I absolutely fucking hate Man United.

Especially their fans.

Manure fans are far and away the most dislikeable and arrogant bunch of fans in my opinion.

Chelsea are up there too

Spoiled for choice really.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: garyellis on August 22, 2021, 03:50:23 PM
Well here’s a prediction Manure will not be winning the title this season.
Not with this team they are way off City and Chelsea options
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: villadelph on August 22, 2021, 03:57:28 PM
I think Arsenal are going to get smoked here. ESR and Martinelli to struggle.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on August 22, 2021, 04:14:33 PM
I see Dele Alli has sewn a jute rug into his head trying to become an eco warrior.
Modify message
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 22, 2021, 04:27:00 PM
I predict Arsenal Fan TV highlights will be fun tonight.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 22, 2021, 04:29:49 PM
And it's live...... ZZZ Tyler
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 22, 2021, 04:30:40 PM
Well here’s a prediction Manure will not be winning the title this season.
Not with this team they are way off City and Chelsea options

I agree. I think Citeh will take the title and Chelsea will be runners up. Manure and Liverpool will probably complete the top four. Spurs and Everton might be the best of the rest but I think we have a fighting chance of  competing with the latter two for a European place.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 22, 2021, 04:45:37 PM
1-0 Chelsea, Lukaku off the mark in his second stint at Chelsea
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lizz on August 22, 2021, 05:04:49 PM
2-0 Chelsea.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: garyellis on August 22, 2021, 05:04:57 PM
2-0 it looks so easy
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 22, 2021, 05:05:09 PM
Arsenal are getting smashed into next week. Chelsea look superb
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 22, 2021, 05:05:40 PM
James is destroying them down the right. You watch the home support bugger off as the game goes on.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: TheMalandro on August 22, 2021, 05:06:28 PM
I thought Arse looked pretty good in the opening few seconds.

Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on August 22, 2021, 05:06:42 PM
This could get nasty
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Flamingo Lane on August 22, 2021, 05:17:08 PM
Chelsea are very good.  But are their fans actually booing Saka?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 22, 2021, 05:56:36 PM
Arsenal are performing very much like they have been ever since the closing stages of the Wenger reign.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 22, 2021, 06:03:20 PM
Fair play to Arsenal (so far) in that they didn’t go full Villa under Lambert and get smashed beyond recognition.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 22, 2021, 06:05:15 PM
Great save from Leno from Lukaku
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ozzjim on August 22, 2021, 06:12:10 PM
Arsenal have offered very, very little. Chelsea look the most complete side in the league to me, think they will walk it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 22, 2021, 06:37:11 PM
I think a few Newcastle and Arsenal fans might be calling '606' tonight. Neither set of fans usually need much of an excuse to moan and criticise.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 22, 2021, 06:45:39 PM
Arsenal have offered very, very little. Chelsea look the most complete side in the league to me, think they will walk it.

First time in their history apparently that they started a season not scoring a goal in their first two games.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on August 22, 2021, 07:00:07 PM
Just wondering if Southampton knew exactly the extent of the problems going on outside, why didn’t they delay the kick off?

Or would that have messed with SKY’s previous TV scheduling?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 22, 2021, 07:49:34 PM
I am watching Tammy Abraham lining up for Roma against Fiorentina.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: UK Redsox on August 22, 2021, 08:07:36 PM
"Technical issue" with the turnstiles,  apparently. Can't imagine how pissed off I'd be if by some miracle we finally beat Man U at VP and I wasn't able to get in the ground to see it. Not that there's any guarantee Southampton will win this, of course.

There was a ‘technical issue’ with a turnstile in the LTR yesterday. It was padlocked on the outside and no one had a key
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 22, 2021, 08:09:22 PM
I thought I could see a queue outside (I sit near the top left corner of the Lower Holte) but assumed it was just people arriving late.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: john e on August 22, 2021, 08:34:37 PM
Just got in and catching up on here

that Leeb thing

it’s going to take a long long time to get over that
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on August 22, 2021, 08:38:00 PM
Assist on debut for Tammy at Roma.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Stu on August 22, 2021, 08:42:03 PM
I realise I'm giving them the kiss of death here, but Brighton have pissed all over Watford so far, Bissouma showing he is very much the kind of player we need to bring in.

Haha, I'm watching a replay. I've been ill for days and just catching up. Point stands.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 22, 2021, 08:43:12 PM
You know that match was yesterday, yeah? I won't tell you the final score mate. 🙂
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Stu on August 22, 2021, 08:44:38 PM
You know that match was yesterday, yeah? I won't tell you the final score mate. 🙂

Been in bed!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 22, 2021, 08:44:39 PM
Get well soon.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 22, 2021, 08:45:34 PM
All Bayern Munich at the moment. Don't want to come across as pessimistic, but not sure we will be able to hold on much longer, especially with this kid in goal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Stu on August 22, 2021, 08:47:41 PM
Get well soon.

Cheers! Not rona, luckily.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 22, 2021, 09:08:27 PM
Gareth Bale is playing an actual match for Real Madrid! He's scored, too.

Edit: apparently he started their last match, as well.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Small Rodent on August 22, 2021, 09:13:08 PM
Two assists for Abraham
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Dave on August 22, 2021, 09:14:34 PM
Gareth Bale is playing an actual match for Real Madrid! He's scored, too.

Edit: apparently he started their last match, as well.

He had his best time in Madrid under Ancelotti. Who apparently loves him. So not as surprising as it may first appear.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Dave on August 22, 2021, 09:25:15 PM
Assist on debut for Tammy at Roma.

Two now. Crosses to give Jordan Veretout a tap in.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 22, 2021, 09:28:17 PM
Gareth Bale is playing an actual match for Real Madrid! He's scored, too.

Edit: apparently he started their last match, as well.

He had his best time in Madrid under Ancelotti. Who apparently loves him. So not as surprising as it may first appear.

I didn't know Zidane had left again.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 22, 2021, 09:32:05 PM
Two goals for Jordan Veretout for Jose Mourinho's Roma.
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Post by: lovejoy on August 22, 2021, 09:59:07 PM
Although Fiorentina were the better team second half.
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Post by: cdbearsfan on August 22, 2021, 10:23:39 PM
Mon Levante.
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Post by: lovejoy on August 22, 2021, 10:25:05 PM
Yesterday Gloucester City played their first home game (in the city) since the 2007 floods. A 4-0 win over York city in conference north in front of over 2,000. May seem like a hill of beans but it’s our hill of beans.
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Post by: Monty on August 22, 2021, 10:38:56 PM
Mon Levante.

3-2!
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Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 22, 2021, 10:45:58 PM
Grim scenes at a Ligue 1 game today/tonight. Nice v Marseille I think. Payet struck by a missile from the crowd, threw it back, all kicked off.
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Post by: cdbearsfan on August 22, 2021, 11:55:01 PM
Mon Levante.

3-2!

Finished three all with Levante having an outfield player in goal. He didn't concede, though. Since their promotion, they've won as many as they've lost against El Fascisto, which is a pretty impressive record.
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Post by: dave shelley on August 23, 2021, 09:18:55 AM
Yesterday Gloucester City played their first home game (in the city) since the 2007 floods. A 4-0 win over York city in conference north in front of over 2,000. May seem like a hill of beans but it’s our hill of beans.

That's great news.
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Post by: Monty on August 23, 2021, 09:21:06 AM
Mon Levante.

3-2!

Finished three all with Levante having an outfield player in goal. He didn't concede, though. Since their promotion, they've won as many as they've lost against El Fascisto, which is a pretty impressive record.

Real held, Juve held, I can live with that start.
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Post by: cdbearsfan on August 23, 2021, 09:31:15 AM
And Barca didn't win either.
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Post by: Monty on August 23, 2021, 09:32:37 AM
Sweet. That's three points between the Scabbiest Three.
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Post by: luke:lamf on August 23, 2021, 09:45:46 AM
An offbeat one - went to watch my local team, AS Berd'huis in the first round of the Coupe de France. The joyes of such lower league football, I didn't realise the score was 2-2 (I swore blind the opponents had scored at least 4 in the first half alone), so went home, missing a penalty shoot-out. Which they lost.

Anyway, sufficiently inspired, I've decided to join to club - strictly leisure I suspect, I doubt a 38yr old who hasn't played a proper football match in 18 years will waltz into even the C team -  and first training session is tonight !
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Post by: cdbearsfan on August 23, 2021, 10:00:47 AM
Ha! Good luck mate.

As an aside, I love Coupe de France. Usually has about 7,000 teams including clubs from Guadeloupe and Tahiti in it!

Edit: my mistake, it's 8,506 teams.
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Post by: luke:lamf on August 23, 2021, 10:06:20 AM
Ha! Good luck mate.

As an aside, I love Coupe de France. Usually has about 7,000 teams including clubs from Guadeloupe and Tahiti in it!

Edit: my mistake, it's 8,506 teams.
Thanks. Much more so than the "magic of the [FA] Cup", the Coupe de France very regularly throws up teams from the 4/5/6th-level and below in the latter stages.
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Post by: richtheholtender on August 23, 2021, 08:04:27 PM
Just started watching MNF and the first thought that went through my head was for years these two couldn't get anywhere near villa. I hope we get back to challenging soon
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Post by: dave shelley on August 23, 2021, 08:12:23 PM
As a slight aside, watching the players take the knee tonight and hearing the booing as they did so prompts me to ask, how did it go on Saturday when the players in our game did it?
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Post by: dave.woodhall on August 23, 2021, 08:15:02 PM
Just started watching MNF and the first thought that went through my head was for years these two couldn't get anywhere near villa. I hope we get back to challenging soon

Swings & roundabouts. We're better than Arsenal for the first time in a quarter of a century and not far behind Spurs.
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Post by: Hookeysmith on August 23, 2021, 08:21:07 PM
I did no
As a slight aside, watching the players take the knee tonight and hearing the booing as they did so prompts me to ask, how did it go on Saturday when the players in our game did it?
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I did not hear a single boo but instead rapturous applause
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Post by: brian green on August 23, 2021, 08:23:02 PM
There was some Dave but it was pretty feeble and drowned out by applause.  It still seems to come from the Holte Lower but it is hard to pinpoint.  Well it is for me. Pardon.
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Post by: Nev on August 23, 2021, 08:23:18 PM
I heard some booing coming from the centre of the Upper Holte but it was drowned out by clapping.
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Post by: Stu on August 23, 2021, 08:24:50 PM
West Ham - Leicester game is absolute garbage. I might just fuck off to bed.
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Post by: Stu on August 23, 2021, 08:27:44 PM
West Ham scored. Their fans are doing a crossed arm thing to the camera, the hammers on their crest, and it's cringe.
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Post by: cdbearsfan on August 23, 2021, 08:28:32 PM
I didn't hear any booing in my bit of the Holte. It was audible on television, but reading a Newcastle forum they were saying it was their fans. Everyone around me clapped throughout, even the ones I had my suspicions beforehand might be arseholes.
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Post by: dave shelley on August 23, 2021, 08:28:48 PM
Thanks folks, good to hear it was more positive than negative.
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Post by: CT on August 23, 2021, 08:30:25 PM
West Ham looking decent.
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Post by: baddowvillans on August 23, 2021, 08:39:52 PM
Yet again West Ham who I see as bang average are grinding out a result.  David Moyes must be some manager.
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Post by: Stu on August 23, 2021, 08:40:33 PM
West Ham looking decent.

They remind me of England in some ways.
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Post by: Stu on August 23, 2021, 08:41:21 PM
Some Leicester bloke sent off. Looked pretty nasty.
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Post by: Nev on August 23, 2021, 08:41:52 PM
Definitely a red.
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Post by: LukeJames on August 23, 2021, 08:42:27 PM
How the fuck are they kicking off over that? Horrible challenge.
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Post by: Villa Lew on August 23, 2021, 08:42:42 PM
Shocking tackle from Perez Red
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Post by: baddowvillans on August 23, 2021, 08:44:45 PM
A clear red.   Could have gone for the ball and didn't.  Let's hope West Ham play like Villa do with 10 men
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Post by: LukeJames on August 23, 2021, 09:19:09 PM
2-0 Westham, 2 Leicester mistakes for the goals and a Leicester mistake for the red
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Post by: Skerra on August 23, 2021, 09:21:16 PM
West Ham becoming the new Leicester City.
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Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 23, 2021, 09:34:36 PM
West Ham becoming the new Leicester City.

Feel more like they're the new Everton under Moyes
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Post by: SoccerHQ on August 23, 2021, 09:43:56 PM
Did I once read on here that Kienan Davis would be as good as Antonio very shortly or did I imagine that?
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Post by: LukeJames on August 23, 2021, 09:43:59 PM
Mikel Antonio becomes Westhams all time Premier League scorer, also on the list is Di Canio, Noble and Carlton Cole. What a rank list.
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Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 23, 2021, 09:44:23 PM
3-1 Antonio is a beast
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Post by: Brend'Watkins on August 23, 2021, 09:44:38 PM
Kind of glad we didn’t pursue Maddison on what he’s shown tonight.
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Post by: Toronto Villa on August 23, 2021, 09:44:46 PM
Say what you want about Moyes and for a good while he looked completely washed up, but he’s done an absolutely super job at West Ham second time around. Spare a thought for those poor Sunderland fans wondering where the fuck this was when he managed them?
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Post by: FatSam on August 23, 2021, 09:44:52 PM
Antonio is some player
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Post by: LukeJames on August 23, 2021, 09:44:57 PM
4-1
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Post by: Richard on August 23, 2021, 09:46:50 PM
West Ham have looked really good to be fair.
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Post by: Villafirst on August 23, 2021, 09:48:36 PM
Leicester look so average. Vardy is past it at nearly 35
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Post by: LukeJames on August 23, 2021, 09:49:47 PM
They look so solid and organised, two proper DM's allowing the forward players and full backs to push on
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Post by: SoccerHQ on August 23, 2021, 09:49:58 PM
Mikel Antonio becomes Westhams all time Premier League scorer, also on the list is Di Canio, Noble and Carlton Cole. What a rank list.

Noble been there since mid 80s seemingly and when he was starting every week would score 5-6 penalties a season.

It's a bit like Gabby being here 10 years and even just scoring 5 a season means you get into 60-70 range for goals if you have a couple of double figure seasons as he did early in his career.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on August 23, 2021, 09:51:40 PM
West Ham have looked really good to be fair.

Much more balanced midfield than we have tbh, that's the difference as isn't much in defence or upfront (indeed I think we have better).

I think they'll lose form when they start playing in europa as they don't have huge depth in some areas but certainly a very good start seeing as they lost their first two last season.
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Post by: LukeJames on August 23, 2021, 09:54:00 PM
They've all fucked off after 80 minutes though, must be a London thing.
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Post by: tomd2103 on August 23, 2021, 09:56:49 PM
West Ham have looked really good to be fair.

Much more balanced midfield than we have tbh, that's the difference as isn't much in defence or upfront (indeed I think we have better).

I think they'll lose form when they start playing in europa as they don't have huge depth in some areas but certainly a very good start seeing as they lost their first two last season.

I think both are set up in a way that would suit us.  In Rice and Soucek / Ndidi and Tielemans, they have a midfield two who can sit as a solid defensive pairing or can adapt with one of the two (Soucek and Tielemans) playing further forward.  I think Douglas Luiz could do the Soucek / Tielemans role in our side (though probably not carry the goal threat of the former), but we do still need that Ndidi / Rice type of player to alongside him. 
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Post by: Toronto Villa on August 23, 2021, 09:57:16 PM
They also spent loads and bought some really good players when they had Pellegrini. It just never came together for him. A number of those players are really performing now. They look really solid and you can argue all the more impressive because much of their really good form came with Lingard who’s no longer there.
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 23, 2021, 10:05:43 PM
4-1

I bet Rodgers will still manage to look smug in his post-match interview.
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Post by: manic-road on August 23, 2021, 10:27:19 PM
West Ham have looked very good now for 12 months, strong physical and skillfull they will give any team a tough game. I expect them to make top six to be honest.
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Post by: AV82EC on August 23, 2021, 10:52:06 PM
You haven’t factored in the Moyes quotient which means no matter how encouraging it’ll come up short. And to echo others, they’ve got Europe and not the biggest squad.
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Post by: Risso on August 23, 2021, 10:59:00 PM
Leicester should have done better, but had almost their entire first choice defence unavailable. Add in the red card, and they were buggered.

Mind you, Rice and Soucek in front of the defence for West Ham is as good a midfield pairing as you’ll find anywhere.
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Post by: john e on August 23, 2021, 11:03:50 PM
West Ham are jammy and not as good as everyone thinks

I’m also a bit pissed and haven’t seen 1 minute of the game tonight  but my point still stands

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Post by: cdbearsfan on August 23, 2021, 11:05:59 PM
I’m also a bit pissed and haven’t seen 1 minute of the game tonight

And yet, you've still provided greater insight into the game than Danny Murphy ever has.
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Post by: richtheholtender on August 24, 2021, 12:53:49 PM
I think old Bruce is losing it. I think I've heard him say every letter of the alphabet in the middle of VAR since Saturday. "VNR" "VER" bless him.
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Post by: Somniloquism on August 24, 2021, 05:02:21 PM
Leicester should have done better, but had almost their entire first choice defence unavailable. Add in the red card, and they were buggered.

Mind you, Rice and Soucek in front of the defence for West Ham is as good a midfield pairing as you’ll find anywhere.

Soucek seems to be the London Fellaini for Moyes. Breaks up the midfield but scores from set pieces or from long range shooting. Surprised he wasn't linked much elsewhere in the summer.
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Post by: Damo70 on August 24, 2021, 10:17:28 PM
I had an eight team 90/1 acca tonight and Wycombe let me down.
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Post by: Steve67 on August 24, 2021, 10:18:40 PM
I had an eight team 90/1 acca tonight and Wycombe let me down.

I'm only 10 miles away from Wycombe.  Would you like me to go and burn their stadium down for you?
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Post by: Meanwood Villa on August 24, 2021, 10:34:36 PM
Not many shocks tonight. By my reckoning only teams beating opponents from higher divisions are Oldham (v Accrington), Sunderland (v Blackpool) and Rochdale  (v Shrewsbury). None of which really feel like shocks.
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Post by: cdbearsfan on August 24, 2021, 10:35:46 PM
Oldham beating Accrington Stanley the "giant-killing" of the round. 😬
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Post by: Meanwood Villa on August 24, 2021, 10:38:15 PM
Aye, only premier league team out is Palace. Will be another one tomorrow as Newcastle play Burnley. And Arsenal will probably lose too.
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 25, 2021, 11:21:40 AM
Sevco hit by Covid cases ahead of their Europa League tie and SPFL match at the weekend. https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/58324440

Kyogo Furuhashi is said to be devastated for their fans.
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Post by: LeeB on August 25, 2021, 11:25:48 AM
Sevco hit by Covid cases ahead of their Europa League tie and SPFL match at the weekend. https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/58324440

Kyogo Furuhashi is said to be devastated for their fans.

Surprised to see the Delta variant affects zombies too.
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Post by: N'ZMAV on August 25, 2021, 11:28:33 AM
Sevco hit by Covid cases ahead of their Europa League tie and SPFL match at the weekend. https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/58324440

Kyogo Furuhashi is said to be devastated for their fans.

Surprised to see the Delta variant affects zombies too.
it's prevalent in the black country....
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Post by: Damo70 on August 25, 2021, 12:24:49 PM
I had an eight team 90/1 acca tonight and Wycombe let me down.

I'm only 10 miles away from Wycombe.  Would you like me to go and burn their stadium down for you?

Last night I would have happily taken you up on your offer but I am pretty much over it now. It helped that I had a 10/1 acca as well last night that did win.
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Post by: robleflaneur on August 25, 2021, 09:10:29 PM
Arsenal with a morale boosting 3-0 lead over the Baggies.Arteta has picked almost his first XI whereas Albion have got their reserve team ,Snodgrass playing and Fellows who impressed against us in the Youth Cup semi final.
Arsenal have Citeh next,bit more difficult than the Baggies' reserves.
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Post by: Lizz on August 25, 2021, 09:16:43 PM
4-0 to Arsenal now.
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Post by: pooligan on August 25, 2021, 09:25:25 PM
Make that 5-0 to the Arse now
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Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 25, 2021, 09:25:26 PM
And to think the Arse were thinking they'd be turned over
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Post by: OCD on August 25, 2021, 09:31:24 PM
6-0.

This is what happens when you field a team of kids after your nearest neighbour has pinched all the good ones :).
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 25, 2021, 09:46:20 PM
Aubameyang doing an Archer.
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Post by: cdbearsfan on August 25, 2021, 09:53:26 PM
Great night for Transnistria.
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Post by: UK Redsox on August 25, 2021, 09:57:20 PM
No messing around from Bayern in the German Cup

Bremer SV 0 - Bayern 12

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Post by: Pete3206 on August 25, 2021, 10:03:07 PM
Newcastle Utd

LOL
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Post by: cdbearsfan on August 25, 2021, 10:03:58 PM
Would rather Newcastle had won than twatty Burnley.
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Post by: Steve67 on August 25, 2021, 10:08:32 PM
What the fuck has Kevin Phillips done to his hair?
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Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 25, 2021, 10:25:52 PM
Newcastle Utd

LOL

Their forums are hilarious.tonight.
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Post by: Hookeysmith on August 25, 2021, 10:35:10 PM
What the fuck has Kevin Phillips done to his hair?

He looks like a beaver is lying on top of his head
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Post by: Rory on August 25, 2021, 11:47:00 PM
Newcastle Utd

LOL

Their forums are hilarious.tonight.

Don't let them catch us laughing. They'll hold it against us for ten years.
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Post by: Dave on August 25, 2021, 11:57:06 PM
Newcastle Utd

LOL

Their forums are hilarious.tonight.

Three successive losses to teams in claret and blue.

Bruce (presumably) putting his name in the record books again.
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Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 26, 2021, 12:11:20 AM
6-0.

This is what happens when you field a team of kids after your nearest neighbour has pinched all the good ones :).

They've probably had to field the girls' under 16 team, so fully have we plundered their youth set up.
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Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 26, 2021, 12:11:55 AM
Newcastle Utd

LOL

Their forums are hilarious.tonight.

Three successive losses to teams in claret and blue.

Bruce (presumably) putting his name in the record books again.

Imagine how fucking depressing for them watching that relic with his endless supply of excuses and his media circus fan club.
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Post by: UK Redsox on August 26, 2021, 06:29:59 PM
I don’t think that the winner of the Champions League is coming from Group G
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Post by: villadelph on August 26, 2021, 06:33:20 PM
Group A: Man City, PSG, RB Leipzig, Club Bruges
Group B: Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Porto, AC Milan
Group C: Sporting Lisbon, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Besiktas
Group D: Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sheriff Tiraspol
Group E: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Benfica, Dynamo Kyiv
Group F: Villarreal, Man Utd, Atalanta, Young Boys
Group G: Lille, Sevilla, Salzburg, Wolfsburg
Group H: Chelsea, Juventus, Zenit, Malmo
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Post by: Dante Lavelli on August 26, 2021, 06:38:20 PM
Group A: Man City, PSG, RB Leipzig, Club Bruges
Group B: Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Porto, AC Milan
Group C: Sporting Lisbon, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Besiktas
Group D: Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sheriff Tiraspol
Group E: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Benfica, Dynamo Kyiv
Group F: Villarreal, Man Utd, Atalanta, Young Boys
Group G: Lille, Sevilla, Salzburg, Wolfsburg
Group H: Chelsea, Juventus, Zenit, Malmo

Man U always get the easy draws.
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Post by: Dave on August 26, 2021, 06:58:07 PM
Group A: Man City, PSG, RB Leipzig, Club Bruges
Group B: Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Porto, AC Milan
Group C: Sporting Lisbon, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Besiktas
Group D: Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sheriff Tiraspol
Group E: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Benfica, Dynamo Kyiv
Group F: Villarreal, Man Utd, Atalanta, Young Boys
Group G: Lille, Sevilla, Salzburg, Wolfsburg
Group H: Chelsea, Juventus, Zenit, Malmo

Man U always get the easy draws.

Didn't they lose a European final to Villarreal as recently as three months ago?
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Post by: villadelph on August 26, 2021, 07:04:06 PM
Group A: Man City, PSG, RB Leipzig, Club Bruges
Group B: Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Porto, AC Milan
Group C: Sporting Lisbon, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Besiktas
Group D: Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sheriff Tiraspol
Group E: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Benfica, Dynamo Kyiv
Group F: Villarreal, Man Utd, Atalanta, Young Boys
Group G: Lille, Sevilla, Salzburg, Wolfsburg
Group H: Chelsea, Juventus, Zenit, Malmo

Man U always get the easy draws.

Didn't they lose a European final to Villarreal as recently as three months ago?

Yep, in brutal fashion.. and Atalanta can play.
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Post by: LukeJames on August 26, 2021, 07:07:44 PM
Wesley to destroy Group A
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Post by: villadelph on August 26, 2021, 07:20:25 PM
Wesley to destroy Group A

Crazy old game..
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Post by: cdbearsfan on August 26, 2021, 07:34:23 PM
Gibraltar has a team in a European Group Stage.
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Post by: Bent Neilsens Screamer on August 26, 2021, 09:15:16 PM
Group B is tasty
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Post by: Exeter 77 on August 26, 2021, 09:33:07 PM
Andre Green scored for Slovan Bratislava but they lost  their Europa League tie.
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 27, 2021, 10:44:15 AM
Wesley to destroy Group A

Would be funny if he scored the goal to knock Citeh out. 
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Post by: Bad English on August 28, 2021, 08:32:36 AM
I once changed trains at Wolfsburg. You can see the Volkswagen works from the platform.
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Post by: Meanwood Villa on August 28, 2021, 08:52:39 AM
Gibraltar has a team in a European Group Stage.

As do Armenia and Estonia. Not a great group for Tottenham, managing to get a French and Dutch team.
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Post by: cdbearsfan on August 28, 2021, 08:55:08 AM
My initial thought was that the new European competition was a load of old bollocks. But, maybe, if it gives diddy teams a chance to play in group stages it might be fun. The only thing I'd say that is odd is that the Europa League now has hardly any qualifying matches whereas the Conference League has loads. Given that the big countries, at least, don't care about the latter, I feel like there should be some way of swapping that around.
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Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 28, 2021, 12:32:45 PM
 I like that Derby home kit. The black and blue on the sleeves remind me of our 92-93 away.
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Post by: cdbearsfan on August 28, 2021, 12:37:15 PM
Was just thinking the same. Sadly, seem to be a lot of racist twats in the East Midlands judging by the pre-match booing of the knee.
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Post by: cdbearsfan on August 28, 2021, 12:38:26 PM
Forest player stamped on in the bollocks. Derby player got away with it.
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Post by: Monty on August 28, 2021, 12:40:42 PM
Arsenal, after a bright start, undone by literally the first cross to come in.
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Post by: Villa Lew on August 28, 2021, 12:45:18 PM
2 nil City dreadful defending this could get nasty
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Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 28, 2021, 12:49:30 PM
Chambers rolling around in pretend agony after the slightest of touches. Instead of cheating himself to a free-kick, Arse concede their second. Serves him right.
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Post by: Monty on August 28, 2021, 12:55:10 PM
Bloke on the left for City's been totally anonymous. Other players seem to be avoiding passing to him.
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Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 28, 2021, 01:00:38 PM
Derby could win this by five or six. Forest are that bad.
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Post by: jwarry on August 28, 2021, 01:08:44 PM
Arse down to 10 will surely get W pasting now
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Post by: LukeJames on August 28, 2021, 01:09:31 PM
What a stupid fucking tackle that was
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Post by: luke:lamf on August 28, 2021, 01:09:47 PM
I love AFTV. The bald guy is about to have a coronary at the red card "HE HASN'T TOUCHED HIM!!!"
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Post by: Villa Lew on August 28, 2021, 01:09:57 PM
Xhaka off deserved red
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Post by: andyh on August 28, 2021, 01:12:52 PM
It’s quite incredible how little involvement our old number 10 is having in this game.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 28, 2021, 01:13:39 PM
Derby should have had a red card but Forest should have conceded a penalty. Evened out, then.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 28, 2021, 01:13:53 PM
He had quite a bit just now, mind.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: PeterWithe on August 28, 2021, 01:17:20 PM
Is that Dutch lad we were interested in playing for Forest?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on August 28, 2021, 01:18:12 PM
He had quite a bit just now, mind.

With opponents already 2-0 and a man down. Flat-track bully.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: OzVilla on August 28, 2021, 01:21:31 PM
Any notice that after every Citeh goal the camera has almost immediately panned around the stadium to see most of their fans just standing there, it’s like they’ve just watched a throw in. They almost look bored.

Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 28, 2021, 01:21:35 PM
Seems FV may have been right, Arsenal missing the defensive colossus that is David Luiz. ;)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: brontebilly on August 28, 2021, 01:21:44 PM
Arsenal could get beaten 10 -0 today, absolute shambles
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Stu on August 28, 2021, 01:22:03 PM
Xhaka off deserved red

I keep thinking back to Ben Mee's tackle on Wes. How on earth can Xhaka get a red for that when Ben Mee didn't even get a yellow?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: brontebilly on August 28, 2021, 01:23:25 PM
He had quite a bit just now, mind.

With opponents already 2-0 and a man down. Flat-track bully.

The defender might aswell have got out of the way
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Scott Nielsen on August 28, 2021, 01:26:38 PM
Arsenal could get beaten 10 -0 today, absolute shambles

Though I loath Man City, I wouldn't mind in this particular case. I expect Arsenal will be one of our main mid-table competitors, their abysmal start notwithstanding, so good to hammer their goal difference.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Stu on August 28, 2021, 01:26:58 PM
Bloke on the left for City's been totally anonymous. Other players seem to be avoiding passing to him.

Created the 3rd goal, doing what he does - driving into the penalty area, drawing players to him before popping it off to the striker. Agree he was peripheral before that though, feel like he's not changing his game too much.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: OzVilla on August 28, 2021, 01:27:27 PM
Arsenal look woeful. Really can’t see Arteta lasting much longer.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Stu on August 28, 2021, 01:28:33 PM
Arsenal could get beaten 10 -0 today, absolute shambles

Though I loath Man City, I wouldn't mind in this particular case. I expect Arsenal will be one of our main mid-table competitors, their abysmal start notwithstanding, so good to hammer their goal difference.

Whenever I start to feel sorry for Arsenal, I try to remember Thierry Henry preening like a tit after a goal and feel loads better.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on August 28, 2021, 01:28:53 PM
Arsenal look woeful. Really can’t see Arteta lasting much longer.

I know. Which is a shame.

Bloke on the left for City's been totally anonymous. Other players seem to be avoiding passing to him.

Created the 3rd goal, doing what he does - driving into the penalty area, drawing players to him before popping it off to the striker. Agree he was peripheral before that though, feel like he's not changing his game too much.

Indeed - not that he's really needed to today.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: OzVilla on August 28, 2021, 01:29:26 PM
Bloke on the left for City's been totally anonymous. Other players seem to be avoiding passing to him.

Created the 3rd goal, doing what he does - driving into the penalty area, drawing players to him before popping it off to the striker. Agree he was peripheral before that though, feel like he's not changing his game too much.

He didn’t really even draw anyone to him. They backed off until he was on the edge of the 6 yard box, utterly dreadful defending.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 28, 2021, 01:40:42 PM
Ooh,Jack not happy with Pep telling him what to do
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 28, 2021, 01:43:06 PM
They play some lovely stuff.

Guys, I've got news for you.

I've instructed my agent to get me a move to Blue Moon.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 28, 2021, 01:44:22 PM
City don't need Jack.They'd win this with ten men.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Stu on August 28, 2021, 01:46:28 PM
Man C's 4th goal was incredible. Wankers.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 28, 2021, 01:47:08 PM
Arsenal could get beaten 10 -0 today, absolute shambles

Though I loath Man City, I wouldn't mind in this particular case. I expect Arsenal will be one of our main mid-table competitors, their abysmal start notwithstanding, so good to hammer their goal difference.

I was thinking exactly the same regarding Arsenal possibly being our rivals in mid table. However I suspect that Arsenal might well be experiencing  a potential 'new manager bounce' before very long.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: RichardBatchelor on August 28, 2021, 01:53:30 PM
We're gonna have our noses totally rubbed in it week in, week out, for the next few years, clearly.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 28, 2021, 02:18:09 PM
Citeh 5 Arsenal 0 and today is the anniversary of Arsenal losing 8-2 at Old Trafford under Wenger all those years back.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ez on August 28, 2021, 02:18:25 PM
5-0 now. That puts Arsenal bottom.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Footy-Vill on August 28, 2021, 02:19:12 PM
Jack struggles to get into the goal positions like Torres and Sterling and Jesus and Gündogan do .
Really should have far better movement by himl Vs 10 Arsenal but hardly offers any goal threat like all the other Man City players.
Even Laporte has better movement and attacks the ball in the penalty box without the ball
I think he'll be a number 8 eventually as he takes up too much of a place in wide forward.
Same for England should play 8 or 10
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 28, 2021, 02:19:44 PM
Grealish has been anonymous.Which is something in an easy 5-0 win.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: oishiiniku on August 28, 2021, 02:20:19 PM
Arteta needs more time! Hope he's in the job at least until we play them in October.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on August 28, 2021, 02:26:34 PM
Arsenal were absolutely, ungodly terrible.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 28, 2021, 02:28:00 PM
Arsenal were absolutely, ungodly terrible.

If I heard correctly on BT Sport Arsenal are now bottom of the table.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ozzjim on August 28, 2021, 02:29:52 PM
Jack struggles to get into the goal positions like Torres and Sterling and Jesus and Gündogan do .
Really should have far better movement by himl Vs 10 Arsenal but hardly offers any goal threat like all the other Man City players.
Even Laporte has better movement and attacks the ball in the penalty box without the ball
I think he'll be a number 8 eventually as he takes up too much of a place in wide forward.
Same for England should play 8 or 10


He can't play 8 and gets lost at 10.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bad English on August 28, 2021, 02:31:04 PM
Ooh, Jack not happy with Pep telling him what to do.
Really? He'll be getting his smacked arse face on when he's in the X-box gaming seats in the dugout next game.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 28, 2021, 03:14:32 PM
Clyde 1-0 up against Cove Rangers, David Goodwillie (remember him).
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: KNVillan on August 28, 2021, 03:16:01 PM
Barnsley 1 up against Blouse
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 28, 2021, 03:59:43 PM
Cracking goal by West Ham against Palace.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 28, 2021, 04:27:21 PM
Wet Spam 2-1 up now
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: KNVillan on August 28, 2021, 04:29:38 PM
Palace equalise, 2-2 now
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 28, 2021, 06:06:25 PM
Chelsea are really good so far this season.

I much prefer watching them to Man City* - even ignoring the Grealish thing - Man City are so elaborate and technical whereas Chelsea also have a fair bit of counter attack and roughness about them.


* truth be told, I hardly ever watch football that doesn't involve us, fuck them all, basically.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 28, 2021, 06:20:02 PM
That is a harsh decision to send Reece James off for handball in my opinion. I think it was ball to hand.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 28, 2021, 06:21:10 PM
I agree, very harsh.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 28, 2021, 06:23:13 PM
I agree, very harsh.

Sent off for denying a goal scoring opportunity is the official line from the powers that be.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on August 28, 2021, 06:25:20 PM
On balance I thought it was the right decision.

Slightly funny to see Tuchel whinge too, the weird gangly Slenderman.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 28, 2021, 06:31:12 PM
That is a harsh decision to send Reece James off for handball in my opinion. I think it was ball to hand.

I think it was the instinctive scooping the ball away with his arm that did for him. Penalty all day.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on August 28, 2021, 06:32:34 PM
It was a penalty, as James moved his arm towards the ball
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on August 28, 2021, 06:36:05 PM
shame though - hate the red wankers
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 28, 2021, 06:37:42 PM
On balance I thought it was the right decision.

Slightly funny to see Tuchel whinge too, the weird gangly Slenderman.

Tuchel reminds me of my old Comprehensive school games teacher.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 28, 2021, 06:39:41 PM
On balance I thought it was the right decision.

Slightly funny to see Tuchel whinge too, the weird gangly Slenderman.

Tuchel reminds me of my old Comprehensive school games teacher.

Last time I posted on here describing Tuchel's looks, someone complained to the moderators about my tasteless description.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: sickbeggar on August 28, 2021, 06:39:59 PM
It actually hit his thigh first so not a sending off in my book as you're allowed to block with your thigh. where it goes afterwards is besides the point.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on August 28, 2021, 06:41:04 PM
It actually hit his thigh first so not a sending off in my book as you're allowed to block with your thigh. where it goes afterwards is besides the point.

I thought he palmed it out afterwards. Instinct maybe, but he still did it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: sickbeggar on August 28, 2021, 06:49:44 PM
It was a penalty, but the ball already had hit his arm before he palmed it away. Doesn't really matter what he does after its touched him. The sending off is the bad decision because he didn't block a goal attempt with his arm and it can't be intentional handball when its a richochet from his thigh. Imo.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: richtheholtender on August 28, 2021, 07:36:42 PM
I've never understood why they don't bring a rule out that says that the sending off only stands if the penalty isnt scored. He technically has denied a goal scoring opportunity because the goal was scored and then the game isn't ruined by a team going down to 10. If the penalty is missed the sending off stands, the team that had the penalty still gets a advantage
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 28, 2021, 08:55:04 PM
Last time I posted on here describing Tuchel's looks, someone complained to the moderators about my tasteless description.

FWIW I thought it was an excellent description.

At the very least he seems the type that would turn you into the authorities in a heartbeat to save his own skin.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: UK Redsox on August 28, 2021, 09:41:00 PM
Bloody hell….. Juve beaten at home by Empoli :)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 28, 2021, 09:47:01 PM
Peterborough singing "You're just a shit Aston Villa" to WBA.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lizz on August 28, 2021, 09:56:41 PM
Baggies just scored.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 28, 2021, 10:05:55 PM
Baggies just scored.

They nicked a win but they were very poor against a limited 'Posh' team.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 28, 2021, 10:28:27 PM
Football can be cynical but that young girl in the crowd who was assisting Albion by drying the ball must feel ten feet tall tonight.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on August 28, 2021, 10:29:48 PM
Football can be cynical but that young girl in the crowd who was assisting Albion by drying the ball must feel ten feet tall tonight.

That should qualify her then for the Brentford bench, at the least
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 28, 2021, 10:56:25 PM
I think you could safely say that Arsenal sending off was fully deserved and won't be appealed  ;D
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 28, 2021, 11:04:33 PM
Did I hear that right? Jordan Ayew hasn't scored in fifty games?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lsvilla on August 28, 2021, 11:31:57 PM
It was a penalty, but the ball already had hit his arm before he palmed it away. Doesn't really matter what he does after its touched him. The sending off is the bad decision because he didn't block a goal attempt with his arm and it can't be intentional handball when its a richochet from his thigh. Imo.
It’ll be overturned. Because of who they play next.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on August 28, 2021, 11:36:23 PM
Guess who said:
"3 o'clock kick off at Norwich with the sun shining is always a difficult game to come to"
WTF!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on August 28, 2021, 11:38:50 PM
It was a penalty, but the ball already had hit his arm before he palmed it away. Doesn't really matter what he does after its touched him. The sending off is the bad decision because he didn't block a goal attempt with his arm and it can't be intentional handball when its a richochet from his thigh. Imo.
He DID block a goal attempt with his arm. If his arm is not in the way pushing the ball out it's a goal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 28, 2021, 11:44:36 PM
Guess who said:
"3 o'clock kick off at Norwich with the sun shining is always a difficult game to come to"
WTF!

He didn't?! I'm starting to love him. Only thing is, some will use it to hide our current shortfalls to where we were 3 years ago compared to today. The same people that were telling us we were lucky to have him.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: KRS on August 28, 2021, 11:53:23 PM
It was a penalty, but the ball already had hit his arm before he palmed it away. Doesn't really matter what he does after its touched him. The sending off is the bad decision because he didn't block a goal attempt with his arm and it can't be intentional handball when its a richochet from his thigh. Imo.
He DID block a goal attempt with his arm. If his arm is not in the way pushing the ball out it's a goal.
They showed the rule on MOTD and by following the rules, both the penalty and red card decisions correct. This also shows the inconsistency of the rules being applied as the useless ref against Newcastle should have also sent off the player for the exact same reason but he didn’t. For what it’s worth, it’s a stupid rule and should be changed when it’s clearly not intentional handball.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Tayls_7 on August 29, 2021, 09:05:04 AM
Lineker - "As for Arsenal, Micha, the worst start since 1954".

Micha - "Disastrous.  There's no other word for it".

Lineker- "Shambolic?".

Micha - "Yep. Shambolic. All the words under the sun".

I pay the BBC for this.  :(
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: sickbeggar on August 29, 2021, 09:21:09 AM
It was a penalty, but the ball already had hit his arm before he palmed it away. Doesn't really matter what he does after its touched him. The sending off is the bad decision because he didn't block a goal attempt with his arm and it can't be intentional handball when its a richochet from his thigh. Imo.
He DID block a goal attempt with his arm. If his arm is not in the way pushing the ball out it's a goal.

Don't agree. The goal attempt was the original shot that hit his thigh. After that it hit his arm and was rightly a penalty but never a sending off as he knew nothing about it. It doesn't matter if he pushed the ball out afterwards as he'd already touched the ball with his arm and conceded a penalty, Saying that I saw Lineker agreeing with me on twitter so i'm obviously talking bollocks.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 29, 2021, 12:02:30 PM
I didn't realise Joe Hart was now at Celtic.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on August 29, 2021, 12:07:54 PM
I didn't realise Joe Hart was now at Celtic.
Yes he's finally retired.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on August 29, 2021, 12:10:33 PM
It was a penalty, but the ball already had hit his arm before he palmed it away. Doesn't really matter what he does after its touched him. The sending off is the bad decision because he didn't block a goal attempt with his arm and it can't be intentional handball when its a richochet from his thigh. Imo.
He DID block a goal attempt with his arm. If his arm is not in the way pushing the ball out it's a goal.

Don't agree. The goal attempt was the original shot that hit his thigh. After that it hit his arm and was rightly a penalty but never a sending off as he knew nothing about it. It doesn't matter if he pushed the ball out afterwards as he'd already touched the ball with his arm and conceded a penalty, Saying that I saw Lineker agreeing with me on twitter so i'm obviously talking bollocks.

I thought it wasn't a penalty if the ball hit another part of a player's body first before touching their arm? Didn't we get away with one when VAR said the ball hit our player's thigh first? From this BBC page https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54321867 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54321867) it says"

"So should a penalty be given every time the ball hits a player's hand in the area?

No. The exceptions are if the ball hits a player's arm directly from the player's own head or body and if a player is falling and their arm is between themselves and the ground for support. There is also room for interpretation as to what makes a player's body 'unnaturally bigger'."
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on August 29, 2021, 12:13:16 PM
Guess who said:
"3 o'clock kick off at Norwich with the sun shining is always a difficult game to come to"
WTF!

He didn't?! I'm starting to love him. Only thing is, some will use it to hide our current shortfalls to where we were 3 years ago compared to today. The same people that were telling us we were lucky to have him.
RCF it does sound a Bruceism but actually the sanctimonious Rodgers said that yesterday after their win.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on August 29, 2021, 12:14:46 PM
Where are the away fans? I thought they normally got the left corner as the cameras look over.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Richard on August 29, 2021, 12:16:01 PM
How can you have an Old Firm game with no away fans, can you imagine Villa Blues like that, no way.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 29, 2021, 12:17:59 PM
It's because "Rangers" are a pathetic bunch of children who can't bear to be in the same stadium as fans who don't want their team to win. They reduced the number of away fans from 8,000 to 800 when Celtic had the temerity to celebrate beating them. This is a natural progression. I notice a lot of orange in the stands, too. Vermin.

Don't like Celtic but hope they hammer this filth.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 29, 2021, 12:23:36 PM
How can you have an Old Firm game with no away fans, can you imagine Villa Blues like that, no way.

If we drew Small Heath in the cup with all their current ground problems it would be interesting to see what our away allocation would be. Personally I would want a bit of rubble to take away with me as a souvenir before the whole place falls down.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 29, 2021, 02:01:23 PM
Burnley fans being racist twats. That's shocked me.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: brontebilly on August 29, 2021, 02:05:51 PM
How can you have an Old Firm game with no away fans, can you imagine Villa Blues like that, no way.

Sectarianism is still rife in Glasgow, just like their brethern across the water.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on August 29, 2021, 02:20:30 PM
How can you have an Old Firm game with no away fans, can you imagine Villa Blues like that, no way.

Sectarianism is still rife in Glasgow, just like their brethern across the water.

It's amazing how persistent this completely pointless, utterly inconsequential and meaningless feud is. Outside Lanarkshire the world flashes, the sea yearns, we ourselves flash and yearn in all the while inside they're sporting their green and their orange and boring on about fucking 1688 like anyone cares. Brexit, independence, all that, they don't care about any of it, they only care about their astonishingly pathetic, petty, provincial little gripe, and using it to ruin as many pubs as possible.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 29, 2021, 02:22:27 PM
How can you have an Old Firm game with no away fans, can you imagine Villa Blues like that, no way.

Sectarianism is still rife in Glasgow, just like their brethern across the water.

It's amazing how persistent this completely pointless, utterly inconsequential and meaningless feud is. Outside Lanarkshire the world flashes, the sea yearns, we ourselves flash and yearn in all the while inside they're sporting their green and their orange and boring on about fucking 1688 like anyone cares. Brexit, independence, all that, they don't care about any of it, they only care about their astonishingly pathetic, petty, provincial little gripe, and using it to ruin as many pubs as possible.

Typical proddy dog post.

Obviously that's a joke and I agree with you.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on August 29, 2021, 02:24:16 PM
How can you have an Old Firm game with no away fans, can you imagine Villa Blues like that, no way.

Sectarianism is still rife in Glasgow, just like their brethern across the water.

It's amazing how persistent this completely pointless, utterly inconsequential and meaningless feud is. Outside Lanarkshire the world flashes, the sea yearns, we ourselves flash and yearn in all the while inside they're sporting their green and their orange and boring on about fucking 1688 like anyone cares. Brexit, independence, all that, they don't care about any of it, they only care about their astonishingly pathetic, petty, provincial little gripe, and using it to ruin as many pubs as possible.

Typical proddy dog post.

Obviously that's a joke and I agree with you.

Ha! To be honest, on balance, in my time in Scotland I encountered (and was pissed off by) far more proddy bastards than the other lot. To many to detail, but suffice to say, do not go into the Louden Tavern on Duke Street whatever you do.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 29, 2021, 02:28:22 PM
How can you have an Old Firm game with no away fans, can you imagine Villa Blues like that, no way.

Sectarianism is still rife in Glasgow, just like their brethern across the water.

It's amazing how persistent this completely pointless, utterly inconsequential and meaningless feud is. Outside Lanarkshire the world flashes, the sea yearns, we ourselves flash and yearn in all the while inside they're sporting their green and their orange and boring on about fucking 1688 like anyone cares. Brexit, independence, all that, they don't care about any of it, they only care about their astonishingly pathetic, petty, provincial little gripe, and using it to ruin as many pubs as possible.

Typical proddy dog post.

Obviously that's a joke and I agree with you.

Ha! To be honest, on balance, in my time in Scotland I encountered (and was pissed off by) far more proddy bastards than the other lot. To many to detail, but suffice to say, do not go into the Louden Tavern on Duke Street whatever you do.

I won't! My mum is from one of the most protestant towns in Northern Ireland (Larne). She's a Catholic. Years ago, when I went to a few local pubs there my uncle and cousins had to invent a name to call me as my real one might have got me into bother. They chose Keith, the pricks!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 29, 2021, 02:28:56 PM
K e i t h
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on August 29, 2021, 02:31:24 PM
Ha, Keir may have raised a few eyebrows. K e i t h just makes you a Martin Amis character.

I'll never quite understand the violence of the proddies. The petty rage of victors is always a remarkably odd phenomenon.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 29, 2021, 02:33:05 PM
Sickbeggar has a lot to answer for, Keithwise.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: astonvilla82 on August 29, 2021, 02:43:54 PM
Sectarianism is Scotland has been rife for over a hundred years and nothing been done by the governments Scottish and British, they refuse to sign a certain young Danny Mcgrain, but didn't because his middle name was Fergus,a Catholic name by all accounts,he was actually a Prodestant and support rangers,
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: exigo on August 29, 2021, 02:49:06 PM
Ben Mee doing Ben Mee things to Bamford.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 29, 2021, 02:53:35 PM
Sectarianism is Scotland has been rife for over a hundred years and nothing been done by the governments Scottish and British, they refuse to sign a certain young Danny Mcgrain, but didn't because his middle name was Fergus,a Catholic name by all accounts,he was actually a Prodestant and support rangers,

I think Fergus would be very much in the Scottish protestant tradition. It's the Danny that they'd have had an issue with!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: nick harper on August 29, 2021, 02:53:49 PM
Ben Mee doing Ben Mee things to Bamford.

Could easily have been a sending off. He is a reckless player.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on August 29, 2021, 03:30:13 PM

I won't! My mum is from one of the most protestant towns in Northern Ireland (Larne). She's a Catholic. Years ago, when I went to a few local pubs there my uncle and cousins had to invent a name to call me as my real one might have got me into bother. They chose Keir, the pricks!

I've driven through Larne a few times after getting the ferry, but I was immensely fortunate enough to spend about four days there, 15 years ago at an engineering client. Of all the crap towns I've been to in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, it's easily the worst. It seemed to be firmly stuck in the 1970s, full of high rise flats with Union Jacks flying from the balcony and really threatening looking people in double denim and Bay City Rollers haircuts. At the time, most of them were collecting old pallets and any other wood they could find to make what looked like an attempt at the record for the world's biggest bonfire. I assumed it was in celebration of some sectarian nonsense or other.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: VILLA MOLE on August 29, 2021, 03:38:03 PM
Ben Mee doing Ben Mee things to Bamford.


Two wrong uns dont make it right 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: richtheholtender on August 29, 2021, 03:46:12 PM
Ben Mee doing Ben Mee things to Bamford.



I have no problem with Ben Mee doing his work when they play city
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: brontebilly on August 29, 2021, 04:10:12 PM

I won't! My mum is from one of the most protestant towns in Northern Ireland (Larne). She's a Catholic. Years ago, when I went to a few local pubs there my uncle and cousins had to invent a name to call me as my real one might have got me into bother. They chose Keir, the pricks!

I've driven through Larne a few times after getting the ferry, but I was immensely fortunate enough to spend about four days there, 15 years ago at an engineering client. Of all the crap towns I've been to in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, it's easily the worst. It seemed to be firmly stuck in the 1970s, full of high rise flats with Union Jacks flying from the balcony and really threatening looking people in double denim and Bay City Rollers haircuts. At the time, most of them were collecting old pallets and any other wood they could find to make what looked like an attempt at the record for the world's biggest bonfire. I assumed it was in celebration of some sectarian nonsense or other.

It's a vile shithole. Ironically it was the location of the infamous British army assisted gun running operation in 1914 that effectively ensured partition and just over 100 years later the location where BoJo and his ilk effectively enforced economic partition with the rest of the UK.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: wittonwarrior on August 29, 2021, 04:14:33 PM
Ballamena now that’s a shithole
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 29, 2021, 04:28:05 PM

I won't! My mum is from one of the most protestant towns in Northern Ireland (Larne). She's a Catholic. Years ago, when I went to a few local pubs there my uncle and cousins had to invent a name to call me as my real one might have got me into bother. They chose Keir, the pricks!

I've driven through Larne a few times after getting the ferry, but I was immensely fortunate enough to spend about four days there, 15 years ago at an engineering client. Of all the crap towns I've been to in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, it's easily the worst. It seemed to be firmly stuck in the 1970s, full of high rise flats with Union Jacks flying from the balcony and really threatening looking people in double denim and Bay City Rollers haircuts. At the time, most of them were collecting old pallets and any other wood they could find to make what looked like an attempt at the record for the world's biggest bonfire. I assumed it was in celebration of some sectarian nonsense or other.

It's a vile shithole. Ironically it was the location of the infamous British army assisted gun running operation in 1914 that effectively ensured partition and just over 100 years later the location where BoJo and his ilk effectively enforced economic partition with the rest of the UK.

That's the place. Grim as fuck.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: VILLA MOLE on August 29, 2021, 04:29:55 PM
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer becomes the 9th manager to take charge of 100 top division games for Man Utd

Celebrates SKY ! and ?  ....... so fucking what !!?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lizz on August 29, 2021, 04:36:21 PM
Kiss of death time, Wolves started well.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: SamTheMouse on August 29, 2021, 04:38:24 PM
Fred looking not so much like a rabbit in the headlights as a chihuahua sellotaped to the front wheel of a traction engine.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 29, 2021, 04:57:30 PM
Kiss of death time, Wolves started well.

Wolves look so much better than us in our games this season. Always looking to win the ball back and attack.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: UK Redsox on August 29, 2021, 05:00:40 PM
Adama looks more like an NFL Running Back than a soccer player.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Richard on August 29, 2021, 05:01:05 PM
Kiss of death time, Wolves started well.

Wolves look so much better than us in our games this season. Always looking to win the ball back and attack.

I know injuries have not helped but a lot of teams seem so much more fluent than us already this season, like Wolves as you mentioned, but also West Ham and Everton of our so called peers.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: VILLA MOLE on August 29, 2021, 05:03:01 PM
Kiss of death time, Wolves started well.

Wolves look so much better than us in our games this season. Always looking to win the ball back and attack.

I know injuries have not helped but a lot of teams seem so much more fluent than us already this season, like Wolves as you mentioned, but also West Ham and Everton of our so called peers.



But with players back from injury and a run of games we can and will improve I think
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villafirst on August 29, 2021, 05:07:22 PM
Sancho looks poor....
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 29, 2021, 05:08:56 PM
Adama looks more like an NFL Running Back than a soccer player.

He’s just a much shitter version of what Gabby did to himself.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 29, 2021, 05:09:26 PM
Kiss of death time, Wolves started well.

Wolves look so much better than us in our games this season. Always looking to win the ball back and attack.

I know injuries have not helped but a lot of teams seem so much more fluent than us already this season, like Wolves as you mentioned, but also West Ham and Everton of our so called peers.



But with players back from injury and a run of games we can and will improve I think

We should. But the chemistry won’t just happen. It will take time.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: UK Redsox on August 29, 2021, 05:10:25 PM
Adama looks more like an NFL Running Back than a soccer player.

He’s just a much shitter version of what Gabby did to himself.

Could probably do a job for the Argonauts :)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on August 29, 2021, 05:11:42 PM
Adama looks more like an NFL Running Back than a soccer player.

He’s just a much shitter version of what Gabby did to himself.

Could probably do a job for the Argonauts :)

I've been to an Argos game! (Note, not the UK based catalogue shop!)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 29, 2021, 05:12:05 PM
Adama looks more like an NFL Running Back than a soccer player.

He’s just a much shitter version of what Gabby did to himself.

Could probably do a job for the Argonauts :)

Haha. He’d probably be good too. A couple of decent blocks, get him in the open field and he’d be gone.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 29, 2021, 05:13:13 PM
Adama looks more like an NFL Running Back than a soccer player.

He’s just a much shitter version of what Gabby did to himself.

Could probably do a job for the Argonauts :)

I've been to an Argos game! (Note, not the UK based catalogue shop!)

You poor bastard. The CFL isn’t the worst sport once you’ve consumed 10 pints.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ads on August 29, 2021, 05:13:42 PM
Man United look wank.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on August 29, 2021, 05:14:15 PM
As I've said elsewhere, I think Dean's plan is somewhat dependent on certain players - mainly the news signings - being available, and that far from increasing our depth and options he's really thrown all his eggs into one basket, probably a very vertical, very high-press 4-4-2 with Watkings both fit and playing. If either of them is out we're forced into this stodgy 4-3-3, trying essentially to overload the midfield and then play without one. It looks ugly, hoicked together. We'll see how Plan A works when all are fit, but it's a very big risk and reorganisation.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 29, 2021, 05:16:18 PM
Well he better have an idea of formation, tactical approach and style quickly once he has the luxury of all the players vs chopping and changing constantly until he stumbles upon on.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 29, 2021, 05:17:35 PM
Bruno Fernandes is such a whinging ******
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ads on August 29, 2021, 05:20:34 PM
What time does everybody have for Man United's obligatory penalty?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on August 29, 2021, 05:20:54 PM
Couldn't agree more TV. Wolves should be winning this United have been dreadful, lost count of the number of times they've giving the ball away in midfield.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: VILLA MOLE on August 29, 2021, 05:21:41 PM
What time does everybody have for Man United's obligatory penalty?

you know they will come back second half , urgh
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on August 29, 2021, 05:29:18 PM
What time does everybody have for Man United's obligatory penalty?
Dingles should be cruising this about 3-0 but red scum are going to win it 1-0 yes probably with a dubious spot kick.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on August 29, 2021, 05:31:38 PM
That United performance really puts ours yesterday into perspective. Wolves are better than Brentford, but still, Christ, how expensive is this team? Everyone bar the new vanity signing available? And how utterly disjointed, planless, formless, shapeless and useless did those players look? They looked like total strangers.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 29, 2021, 05:56:56 PM
How have Wolves not scored there? Cracking save I suppose by De Gea
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lsvilla on August 29, 2021, 05:56:59 PM
The Wolves keeper looks more like David de Gea than David de Gea does.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 29, 2021, 05:58:06 PM
I realize this is entirely irrational but it’s starting to piss me off how good Wolves look.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ads on August 29, 2021, 05:58:52 PM
Sancho has been toss.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on August 29, 2021, 05:58:52 PM
They are never going to score after this last miss.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 29, 2021, 06:00:02 PM
Wolves have missed about five sitters. This will be one-nil to Man U, with the goal likely coming after the 88th minute.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 29, 2021, 06:00:11 PM
Does Wolves sleeve sponsor say Bitch?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villafirst on August 29, 2021, 06:00:25 PM
How much did Manure pay for Jadon Sancho??
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: GordonCowansisthegreatest on August 29, 2021, 06:00:34 PM
Penalty can't be far off!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 29, 2021, 06:01:25 PM
How much did Manure pay for Jadon Sancho??

4/5 of a Grealish
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lizz on August 29, 2021, 06:05:09 PM
During half time I channel hopped to the BBC News Channel; they were doing a sports round up. The presenter said it was 0-0 with United having the majority of possession. Not how I saw it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on August 29, 2021, 06:06:35 PM
During half time I channel hopped to the BBC News Channel; they were doing a sports round up. The presenter said it was 0-0 with United having the majority of possession. Not how I saw it.

Literally true, but they were ponderous, almost totally static with the ball, whereas Wolves always looked purposeful.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lizz on August 29, 2021, 06:07:19 PM
United score.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 29, 2021, 06:07:26 PM
And there you go. 1-0 Man U
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ozzjim on August 29, 2021, 06:07:42 PM
79th minute lol...

Wolves look a decent side.

Neves trying to con Dean.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Gerrin on August 29, 2021, 06:07:47 PM
Why is Traore so highly rated???
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 29, 2021, 06:08:08 PM
Why is Traore so highly rated???

He’s truly dreadful
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 29, 2021, 06:08:31 PM
Wolves have missed about five sitters. This will be one-nil to Man U, with the goal likely coming after the 88th minute.

Or possibly earlier.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on August 29, 2021, 06:08:56 PM
Poor from the goalie
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Gareth on August 29, 2021, 06:09:57 PM
Why is Traore so highly rated???
He’s all fart no s**t
He’ll smack a 30 yarder in now no doubt
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on August 29, 2021, 06:10:17 PM
Studs were up but they're letting that go now. Or possibly because it's United.

But there you go, bit of luck, individual quality, United scrounge one. For the money they've spent, they look shit.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: SamTheMouse on August 29, 2021, 06:10:48 PM
Nearly 80 minutes gone and Manure still haven't got a penalty, so obviously the keeper chucks one in.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Allan C on August 29, 2021, 06:11:48 PM
You’ll have to go a long way to find two teams I hate more than the Manchester clubs
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: SamTheMouse on August 29, 2021, 06:12:36 PM
Why is Traore so highly rated???

Because he can run fast and is built like a brick shithouse. Pace and strength are still treated as godlike attributes in England.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 29, 2021, 06:12:40 PM
Fuck me watching their fans celebrate now just brings back so many horrible memories of what seriously odious ****** they all are.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Gerrin on August 29, 2021, 06:13:39 PM
Why is Traore so highly rated???

He’s truly dreadful

Totally agree. I don't think he's improved since he left us. Just bulked himself for no reason at all. No end product more often than not.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Stu on August 29, 2021, 06:23:21 PM
Fuck me watching their fans celebrate now just brings back so many horrible memories of what seriously odious ****** they all are.

Absolute arseholes in the main, and their shithouse players.

Also, as ever, brummie reds need to be flayed alive.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on August 29, 2021, 06:24:39 PM
One of them has a cardboard cut out of Cristiano Ronaldo with him.

JFC.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Richard E on August 29, 2021, 06:27:37 PM
You’ll have to go a long way to find two teams I hate more than the Manchester clubs

Leeds isn’t that far.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on August 29, 2021, 06:34:41 PM
How much did Manure pay for Jadon Sancho??

£73 million too much by the looks of it. He has to be better than what he’s shown thus far.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villafirst on August 29, 2021, 06:35:42 PM
How much did Manure pay for Jadon Sancho??

4/5 of a Grealish

Bargain!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 29, 2021, 06:37:01 PM
Any idea why Greenwood did the Hammers sign when he scored?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ozzjim on August 29, 2021, 06:37:54 PM
How much did Manure pay for Jadon Sancho??

£73 million too much by the looks of it. He has to be better than what he’s shown thus far.

He was sensational for Dortmund. I am sure he'll adapt and be very good eventually.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on August 29, 2021, 06:38:15 PM
Any idea why Greenwood did the Hammers sign when he scored?
His agent is a Westham fan.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villafirst on August 29, 2021, 06:38:31 PM
How much did Manure pay for Jadon Sancho??

£73 million too much by the looks of it. He has to be better than what he’s shown thus far.

You can buy 2 Leon Bailey's for that and still have £13m left over!😂
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ads on August 29, 2021, 06:39:12 PM
You’ll have to go a long way to find two teams I hate more than the Manchester clubs

3.4 miles east and 3.9 miles west of B6...
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on August 29, 2021, 06:43:02 PM
Apart from obviously the goal, the only good thing that came out of the game for United, was Varane, who looked very good, a big improvement on Lindelof.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 29, 2021, 06:44:08 PM
The first goal scored in Spain's new Tercera División RFEF (5th tier). Can't think of a better ad for lower league football.

https://twitter.com/ftejerina5/status/1431321744107782150
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: luke:lamf on August 29, 2021, 07:57:20 PM
Seems a bit Fast Show - "Division RFEFEFFEREFEFEF...Chris Waddle".
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Allan C on August 29, 2021, 08:24:22 PM
You’ll have to go a long way to find two teams I hate more than the Manchester clubs

3.4 miles east and 3.9 miles west of B6...
I’ve got to be honest and say that I don’t feel anything for those two. They’re totally insignificant and only exist when we have to play them which is rare these days
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 29, 2021, 08:28:49 PM

I won't! My mum is from one of the most protestant towns in Northern Ireland (Larne). She's a Catholic. Years ago, when I went to a few local pubs there my uncle and cousins had to invent a name to call me as my real one might have got me into bother. They chose Keir, the pricks!

I've driven through Larne a few times after getting the ferry, but I was immensely fortunate enough to spend about four days there, 15 years ago at an engineering client. Of all the crap towns I've been to in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, it's easily the worst. It seemed to be firmly stuck in the 1970s, full of high rise flats with Union Jacks flying from the balcony and really threatening looking people in double denim and Bay City Rollers haircuts. At the time, most of them were collecting old pallets and any other wood they could find to make what looked like an attempt at the record for the world's biggest bonfire. I assumed it was in celebration of some sectarian nonsense or other.



Come on Risso, surely it can't be worse than Northampton  ;)

Actually my late uncle (my Mum's brother) used to run the Irish club in Northampton.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 29, 2021, 08:30:59 PM
Milan 4 Cagliari 0 after 42 minutes.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on August 29, 2021, 08:33:39 PM
Milan 4 Cagliari 0 after 42 minutes.

4-1, let's be fair to the sardines.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on August 29, 2021, 09:01:33 PM
Another two goals for Jordan Veretout tonight.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: UK Redsox on August 29, 2021, 09:07:51 PM
Messi about to come on for his PSG debut.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on August 29, 2021, 09:14:25 PM
Still no goal for Tammy but he's playing well IMO.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 29, 2021, 09:18:56 PM
Tammy has scored. Salernitana losing to Villa again.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: thick_mike on August 29, 2021, 11:29:12 PM
How big are Chris Wood’s shoulders?


(https://i.ibb.co/7CpJfw4/57-FDDBDA-8-D40-412-A-A38-A-3999-DA6-C51-C4.jpg) (https://ibb.co/7CpJfw4)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: richtheholtender on August 29, 2021, 11:42:26 PM
How big are Chris Wood’s shoulders?


(https://i.ibb.co/7CpJfw4/57-FDDBDA-8-D40-412-A-A38-A-3999-DA6-C51-C4.jpg) (https://ibb.co/7CpJfw4)




Looks like someone stuck a stone on a boulder
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: villadelph on August 30, 2021, 01:12:02 AM
Andi Weimann had himself a nice brace.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 30, 2021, 08:55:20 AM
Tammy's goal was a bit special.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on August 30, 2021, 09:14:37 AM
He's the right guy in the right place at the right time. Roma love a centre-forward, he's the guaranteed no. 9 after Dzeko left, playing for a manager who knows how to use a target man, it's a huge club, everything is set up for him there. And, so far, he's doing extremely well.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: aj2k77 on August 30, 2021, 09:19:25 AM
The first goal scored in Spain's new Tercera División RFEF (5th tier). Can't think of a better ad for lower league football.

https://twitter.com/ftejerina5/status/1431321744107782150

That goal is magnificent. I'd like to think they were all hung over from the night before and one of them had to leave at half time to pick up the kids from the Ex.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: sickbeggar on August 30, 2021, 09:21:21 AM
Looks like Mourinho is working his magic before the inevitable 2nd season fall out with everyone.. I realise Salernitana are probably the Norwich of Serie A but that 2nd goal they scored was a bit good.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on September 01, 2021, 04:24:33 PM
I am watching Kazakhstan v Ukraine and if I am hearing the commentator correctly there seems to be a player on the pitch called Matt Bianco.

Which begs the question "Whose side are you on Matt Bianco"  ;)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: FrankyH on September 01, 2021, 05:23:26 PM
Give us  " Half a minute " , I might know the answer to this one.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on September 01, 2021, 05:27:55 PM
Terrible penalty attempt by Wales. Powder puff stuff and rather embarrassing.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 01, 2021, 08:04:20 PM
Gavin Bazunu saves Ronaldo's penalty which would have given him the record for most international goals. :)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 01, 2021, 08:19:25 PM
Damsgaard is a proper player. Giving Scotland the runaround.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 01, 2021, 08:22:11 PM
Bosnia have the lead in France.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 01, 2021, 08:25:36 PM
Not any more.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 01, 2021, 08:30:48 PM
ROI leading 1-0 away to Portugal (for the time being).
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 01, 2021, 08:33:35 PM
Going from losing at home to Luxembourg to winning in Portugal would be some turnaround.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 01, 2021, 08:38:25 PM
ROI leading 1-0 away to Portugal (for the time being).

Ref's a homer.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 01, 2021, 08:47:14 PM
Going from losing at home to Luxembourg to winning in Portugal would be some turnaround.

:) It would be but despite playing quite well I'd happily take a point.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 01, 2021, 08:47:38 PM
ROI leading 1-0 away to Portugal (for the time being).

Ref's a homer.

Yeah, not giving us anything and even played 6 mins added time but at least Bruno has already got his customary penalty.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Nev on September 01, 2021, 09:36:39 PM
The fucking ******.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Nev on September 01, 2021, 09:43:44 PM
X2.

This ref has done everything to help the home side.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 01, 2021, 09:53:29 PM
Yup, definite shades of Fergie time about that ref. so not totally unexpected as he seemed a bit starstruck. Plus I've seen this movie before, watching Ireland can be a bit like watching Villa against Man Ure.

Still, an encouraging performance given the team's youth and Qatar probably wouldn't be the best World Cup host country for the Irish fans to enjoy fully. :)   
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lsvilla on September 01, 2021, 09:56:13 PM
A window into the next 6 months.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 01, 2021, 10:00:23 PM
Qatar probably wouldn't be the best World Cup host country for the Irish fans to enjoy fully. :)   
You don't say :-X
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: brontebilly on September 01, 2021, 11:50:59 PM
ROI leading 1-0 away to Portugal (for the time being).

That was a sickening finish...ref was their 12th man. Thought we were denied a stonewall peno when Connolly (who was terrible and fat) was barged over, VAR?? Two brilliant headers from CR7 unfortunately at the death...Coleman lost him badly for the winner, mind. Best Irish performance for years but unfortunately no points again. Strange no prem club came in for Egan this summer, he's a fine defender. Best I've ever seen Matt Doherty play too, figure of fun at Spurs but outstanding at LWB. Idah led the line superbly too, up against Dias and Pepe..
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ger Regan on September 02, 2021, 09:01:10 AM
At least the performance should give Kenny a bit of breathing room, he's been ridiculously unlucky with circumstances since he's taken over, particularly at a time when we're trying to introduce loads of young players into the team.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: SamTheMouse on September 02, 2021, 09:37:08 AM
Jordan Veretout started for France last night. A sobering thought.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: brontebilly on September 02, 2021, 10:22:33 AM
At least the performance should give Kenny a bit of breathing room, he's been ridiculously unlucky with circumstances since he's taken over, particularly at a time when we're trying to introduce loads of young players into the team.

To an extent...but nothing can gloss over that farce of losing at home to Luxemburg! We were a complete rabble that night. Seems like Ciaran Clark has paid the price for it, not even in the squad currently. The team looked a lot better drilled last night, just hope a number of them can kick on at club level this season.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 02, 2021, 03:31:50 PM
I can see Joe Grealish start for England having done a fraction of what he did for us and not play much at the Euros. And I’m sure Southgate will tell us all he’s being picked on form. It will have nothing to do with who he plays for now
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Somniloquism on September 02, 2021, 05:09:30 PM
Didn't the sudden inclusion of Sancho as a starter within a day of him confirming signing for the Cowshitters show 'Ossfaces hand on him seeing bigger club players as better.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Richard on September 02, 2021, 06:34:57 PM
I can see Joe Grealish start for England having done a fraction of what he did for us and not play much at the Euros. And I’m sure Southgate will tell us all he’s being picked on form. It will have nothing to do with who he plays for now

Well well well you were right Toronto
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: astonvilla82 on September 02, 2021, 06:36:48 PM
Well definitely won't be watching it,
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bobby Boy on September 02, 2021, 06:45:11 PM
Grealish starting confirms what a fraud Southgate is. He may as well just come out and say that if you want to play for me you need to be at a top four club to guarantee a place.

It stinks.

Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Flamingo Lane on September 02, 2021, 06:46:25 PM
So Gareth.  You've made just the one change from the side that started the Euros final against Italy just over seven weeks ago.  Tell us your thinking...
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AV82EC on September 02, 2021, 06:52:50 PM
Gareth Southgate = Sven Goran Erikson. If you play for a Champs League club you’re in along with a blind faith in a tactical approach that doesn’t work. Meh.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: aev on September 02, 2021, 06:54:00 PM
2 defeats (semi-final, final), both lost in the same manner.

He might be a lovely bloke, but not sure he is much of a manager.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: bones. on September 02, 2021, 07:05:15 PM
I don’t think he’s lovely
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villafirst on September 02, 2021, 07:06:59 PM
So Mings has made a miraculous recovery from a cracked rib 5 days ago to make the bench for England?? This is a joke on the back of Bailey's recovery from a hamstring problem. Plus both Emi's flying to a red list country to play for Argentina....mugs or what?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: john2710 on September 02, 2021, 07:07:39 PM
I remember when Soughgate was at the Villa & there was an article about him in the match programme.

Favourite drink - water
Favourite animal - horse
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LeeB on September 02, 2021, 07:09:09 PM
I remember when Soughgate was at the Villa & there was an article about him in the match programme.

Favourite drink - water
Favourite animal - horse


Favourite vehicle - cart
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: john e on September 02, 2021, 07:13:33 PM
I remember when Soughgate was at the Villa & there was an article about him in the match programme.

Favourite drink - water
Favourite animal - horse


He had a picture of the European cup winning side on his locker when Doug was all about eradicating the memory

So he earns good points for that at least
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: saint13 on September 02, 2021, 07:17:57 PM
Of course JG starts now he is playing Champions League football. What a Tosser Southgate is. He is being lauded on 5 Live for knowing his best team and picking the same team. Not one of the Cheerleaders has asked why he hardly played JG during the tournament ,when they hardly created a thing in open play & the team was crying out for him.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Clark W Griswold on September 02, 2021, 07:19:51 PM
Southgate you fucking horsey faced wanker. Fuck you.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LeeB on September 02, 2021, 07:21:12 PM
Well that's me done with England for like, forever. Arsewipes.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Duncan Shaw on September 02, 2021, 07:21:31 PM
It really,  really fucks me off.  It was clearly the overriding factor in the move but its so transparent.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 02, 2021, 07:22:48 PM
Hmm, shall I cheer for the vile wankers that keep electing Far Right arseholes and hate immigrants, or shall I support Hungary?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Steve67 on September 02, 2021, 07:29:31 PM
Go on Jack, break a leg. Take that however you like.

Gareth Southgate only has the England job a/ because nobody else wants it and b/ because nobody else wants it. Oh and c/ because he’s a ******
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Nev on September 02, 2021, 07:30:02 PM
And there you have the reason why England never prevail.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: The Edge on September 02, 2021, 07:30:16 PM
I remember when Soughgate was at the Villa & there was an article about him in the match programme.

Favourite drink - water
Favourite animal - horse


Favourite vehicle - cart
Hahaha made me laugh. 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: The Edge on September 02, 2021, 07:36:34 PM
Southgate is such a twat. Did he help to make Jacks mind up to move to Shitty and on to "the next level" ? Given the fact that he's instantly got his reward I'd put money on it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: frank black on September 02, 2021, 07:37:03 PM
Just pissed off that we have always (in my time) let our best players go. Pep will get all the credit for Grealish and Southgate will limp on with the England job. We have billionaire owners that let players negotiate get out clauses (and deny it) and then balance the books when we had a brilliant opportunity to really kick on….anyway rant over
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: robleflaneur on September 02, 2021, 07:39:36 PM
Of course JG starts now he is playing Champions League football. What a Tosser Southgate is. He is being lauded on 5 Live for knowing his best team and picking the same team. Not one of the Cheerleaders has asked why he hardly played JG during the tournament ,when they hardly created a thing in open play & the team was crying out for him.
Spot on.JG is improving..that's the narrative that Southgate is peddling.No one seems to question the lack of creativity from the 3 central mids and the fact that they aren't good at keeping possession which cost us dearly v Italy.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 02, 2021, 07:45:54 PM
If anything Joe is regressing and doesn't deserve a spot
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Duncan Shaw on September 02, 2021, 07:47:10 PM
And you just know he'll score his 1st goal tonight don't you!!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: London Villan on September 02, 2021, 07:50:04 PM
Come on Hungary!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: DC1874 on September 02, 2021, 07:53:55 PM
I think my post earlier is vindicated by Grealish now starting and Southgate's comments about his inclusion now. F**k England and f**k the Scab 6!!!!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Dante Lavelli on September 02, 2021, 07:54:29 PM
Southgate is such a twat. Did he help to make Jacks mind up to move to Shitty and on to "the next level" ? Given the fact that he's instantly got his reward I'd put money on it.

The comment that ‘he’s not even played a match in europe’ shows what his selection criteria is based upon and why players will always do what Grealish did. 

It’s very chicken and egg if you know what I mean.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Cliftonville Villlain on September 02, 2021, 07:55:43 PM
Southgate and Grealish deserve each other. Leave them to it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Hookeysmith on September 02, 2021, 07:58:05 PM
I said during the Euros that Wankgates arrogance to not play Greedlish when everyone and anyone knew he should, contributed to him leaving more than anything else.

Starting him now just takes the piss.

I hope we never have another player join the stinking ,corrupt cesspit that is the England set up.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: devilla on September 02, 2021, 08:01:00 PM
I see Tyrone's on the bench. Bit surprised at that given his absence at the weekend.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 02, 2021, 08:02:25 PM
Least I can now get behind the opposition without guilt
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on September 02, 2021, 08:03:46 PM
Southgate will still win "Jack" for England, whatever happens!


Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: colin69 on September 02, 2021, 08:04:07 PM
Tells you everything you need to know about Southgate the gormless twat. I have no interest in watching them in a qualifier whilst some bloke who used to play for us is now starting.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: London Villan on September 02, 2021, 08:06:08 PM
He still hasnt played a european game though and has had  a poorer start this season than last, but heyho.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Duncan Shaw on September 02, 2021, 08:07:29 PM
I disagree...I want loads of players in the squad but I want us to be one of the teams you need to be playing for.  Then Jack will want to come back and we can tell him to do one!

Edit: replying to Hooky....
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 02, 2021, 08:08:55 PM
See Southgate has still got his tics
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Footy-Vill on September 02, 2021, 08:09:05 PM
Jack's movement off the ball is questionable.
Watch
He's a wide forward seems unsure as ever without the ball feet. With the ball class without not so.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on September 02, 2021, 08:09:41 PM
Nothing ever changes. Took us until Crimea to appoint officers on merit rather than class, and here we are again.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: richtheholtender on September 02, 2021, 08:13:27 PM
Is he injured yet?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Clark W Griswold on September 02, 2021, 08:20:33 PM
Went down like he’d been shot there, the floundering little piss flap
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 02, 2021, 08:22:15 PM
Wouldn't get a game for us he's so crap
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Footy-Vill on September 02, 2021, 08:22:39 PM
Grealish just doesn't support the attack when he hasn't the   ball. Like he afraid to getting into the penalty area.
That's a weaknesses by a forward to play like that
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Footy-Vill on September 02, 2021, 08:23:18 PM
Is he injured yet?

Wouldn't mind Chelsea injuries for Mount, Lukaku and others over this international break
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: WassallVillain on September 02, 2021, 08:32:58 PM
Grealish just doesn't support the attack when he hasn't the   ball. Like he afraid to getting into the penalty area.
That's a weaknesses by a forward to play like that
He’s not alone in that respect. No touches in penalty area for Harry Kane either.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Exeter 77 on September 02, 2021, 08:34:15 PM
45 minutes of dull with the occasional break by Hungary.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on September 02, 2021, 08:34:30 PM
Grealish just doesn't support the attack when he hasn't the   ball. Like he afraid to getting into the penalty area.
That's a weaknesses by a forward to play like that

Perhaps why Guardiola sees him as a more natural 8. He has build-up instincts, not goalscoring ones.

(The twat.)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: devilla on September 02, 2021, 08:35:30 PM
What a pigshit half that was. Fair play to Hungary, defended well but didn't have to do too much to repel a flaccid England team.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: baddowvillans on September 02, 2021, 08:35:53 PM
If was playing in the same team as Harry Kane I woukd be giving him dogs abuse (as a centre back) for coming back so deep.  That's not his job and he should fuck off and focus on his own role
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 02, 2021, 08:37:29 PM
What a pigshit half that was. Fair play to Hungary, defended well but didn't have to do too much to repel a flaccid England team.

Same as the Euros then?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Dante Lavelli on September 02, 2021, 08:37:33 PM
I disagree...I want loads of players in the squad but I want us to be one of the teams you need to be playing for.  Then Jack will want to come back and we can tell him to do one!

Edit: replying to Hooky....

This thread is as good as any, I actually think that will be the case…

Over the next two/three years Pep will turn Joe into an industrious number 8.  He will win baubles-a-plenty but lose his swagger and slowly be replaced at City despite being a automatic pick for England.  In the meantime Villa will develop a host of youngster that occasionally get in the squad.

At some point the planets will cross and Jack will be begging to return.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on September 02, 2021, 08:42:28 PM
Greasy little diving wankshaft. That is all.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Skerra on September 02, 2021, 08:46:10 PM
Seems like playing for teams other than Villa, players make these miraculous recoveries from injuries. No problem for Shinsplints or Mings!!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: devilla on September 02, 2021, 08:46:19 PM
Greasy little diving wankshaft. That is all.
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Couldn't have put it better myself.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Steve67 on September 02, 2021, 08:51:01 PM
If Luke Shaw get any rounder they will start kicking him around the pitch instead. Fat fucker
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on September 02, 2021, 08:55:05 PM
Poor effort from Kane
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 02, 2021, 08:57:41 PM
Rice lucky not to get a red there
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: devilla on September 02, 2021, 08:59:10 PM
Rice lucky not to get a red there. Studs were up and could have badly injured the Hungarian player.

Oh it's one nil.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: dave shelley on September 02, 2021, 09:00:58 PM
Nice goal England.  0-1.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: paul_e on September 02, 2021, 09:01:28 PM
I thought that was a clear red, no idea what mitigation the ref saw to drop it to a yellow, awful challenge.

England has been fucking shit but I'm happy that the goal seemed to particularly upset the racist bellends in the crowd.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Astral Weeks on September 02, 2021, 09:01:32 PM
If Luke Shaw get any rounder they will start kicking him around the pitch instead. Fat fucker
Well he did alright there.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: paul_e on September 02, 2021, 09:02:33 PM
If Luke Shaw get any rounder they will start kicking him around the pitch instead. Fat fucker
Well he did alright there.

He's a good player, doesn't look like a footballer though.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 02, 2021, 09:02:37 PM
If Luke Shaw get any rounder they will start kicking him around the pitch instead. Fat fucker
Well he did alright there.
When?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Duncan Shaw on September 02, 2021, 09:03:07 PM
I thought that was a clear red, no idea what mitigation the ref saw to drop it to a yellow, awful challenge.

England has been fucking shit but I'm happy that the goal seemed to particularly upset the racist bellends in the crowd.
Are we at home then?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Astral Weeks on September 02, 2021, 09:03:52 PM
If Luke Shaw get any rounder they will start kicking him around the pitch instead. Fat fucker
Well he did alright there.
When?
When England kicked the ball in the goal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: paul_e on September 02, 2021, 09:04:04 PM
I thought that was a clear red, no idea what mitigation the ref saw to drop it to a yellow, awful challenge.

England has been fucking shit but I'm happy that the goal seemed to particularly upset the racist bellends in the crowd.
Are we at home then?

Our racists just abuse people on twitter.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 02, 2021, 09:05:24 PM
If Luke Shaw get any rounder they will start kicking him around the pitch instead. Fat fucker
Well he did alright there.
When?
When England kicked the ball in the goal.
What did Shaw have to do with it
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: dave shelley on September 02, 2021, 09:06:37 PM
0-2, Kane.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: martin o`who?? on September 02, 2021, 09:06:45 PM
0:2 go on Harry Kane.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: martin o`who?? on September 02, 2021, 09:09:57 PM
Good performance so far - dominant and winning 2:0  - Hungary are supposedly a good side but we are bossing this.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: dave shelley on September 02, 2021, 09:12:40 PM
0-3, Slabhead
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: martin o`who?? on September 02, 2021, 09:12:42 PM
Goodnight Hungary.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ian. on September 02, 2021, 09:12:58 PM
If Luke Shaw get any rounder they will start kicking him around the pitch instead. Fat fucker
Well he did alright there.
When?
When England kicked the ball in the goal.
What did Shaw have to do with it

Not sure he did, however he’s a brilliant full back.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: dave shelley on September 02, 2021, 09:13:41 PM
Perhaps those racist bastards will fuck off home now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 02, 2021, 09:13:47 PM
Poor keeping for the 3rd there.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on September 02, 2021, 09:13:53 PM
Superb from England this half
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 02, 2021, 09:18:53 PM
If Luke Shaw get any rounder they will start kicking him around the pitch instead. Fat fucker
Well he did alright there.
When?
When England kicked the ball in the goal.
What did Shaw have to do with it

Not sure he did, however he’s a brilliant full back.
If he's brilliant,what would that make Maldini or Roberto Carlos?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 02, 2021, 09:23:22 PM
Superb from England this half

Atrocious finishing apart.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: RichardBatchelor on September 02, 2021, 09:28:20 PM
Of course JG starts now he is playing Champions League football. What a Tosser Southgate is. He is being lauded on 5 Live for knowing his best team and picking the same team. Not one of the Cheerleaders has asked why he hardly played JG during the tournament ,when they hardly created a thing in open play & the team was crying out for him.
Spot on.JG is improving..that's the narrative that Southgate is peddling.No one seems to question the lack of creativity from the 3 central mids and the fact that they aren't good at keeping possession which cost us dearly v Italy.

It's almost as if Southgate told him he had to move to start for England.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: TonyD on September 02, 2021, 09:29:56 PM
Hate horseface.   
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: dave shelley on September 02, 2021, 09:30:31 PM
0-4, Rice.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ian. on September 02, 2021, 09:32:04 PM
If Luke Shaw get any rounder they will start kicking him around the pitch instead. Fat fucker
Well he did alright there.
When?
When England kicked the ball in the goal.
What did Shaw have to do with it

Not sure he did, however he’s a brilliant full back.
If he's brilliant,what would that make Maldini or Roberto Carlos?
Terrific.

I take it you don’t like him then?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bent Neilsens Screamer on September 02, 2021, 09:32:52 PM
Their keeper has made some good saves, most notably from Kane, then makes a complete hash of two of England’s goals. It’s a funny old game.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: TonyD on September 02, 2021, 09:35:38 PM
It’s all pointless as they will lose at the finals to the first quality side.   
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on September 02, 2021, 09:38:28 PM
Well done England gave these fascist fans just what they deserved.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Stu on September 02, 2021, 09:39:35 PM
This is the most effective England side most of us have ever seen, surely? Low bar, obviously.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Louzie0 on September 02, 2021, 09:41:57 PM
I was just thinking, either Hungary are absolutely dreadful or England are rather good.
I don’t think Hungary are easy to beat, usually.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Exeter 77 on September 02, 2021, 09:44:01 PM
Hungary gave Portugal, France and Germany a really hard time at the European Championships but looked a shadow of the side they were then tonight.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Stu on September 02, 2021, 09:44:46 PM
I was just thinking, either Hungary are absolutely dreadful or England are rather good.
I don’t think Hungary are easy to beat, usually.

Neither France nor Germany beat them in the Euros, I think?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: steamer on September 02, 2021, 09:48:25 PM
Watched last 30 mins
Goalie was pretty crap on two of the goals, Ho , Hum
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on September 02, 2021, 10:01:24 PM
It’s all pointless as they will lose at the finals to the first quality side.
We're getting nearer, semis in 18, final in 21, in 22 ?

Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: robleflaneur on September 02, 2021, 10:01:42 PM
This is the most effective England side most of us have ever seen, surely? Low bar, obviously.
I criticise Southgate and his negative outlook on football,on other things he's a wonderful person.
England have some sensational players,probably the best since we entered World Cups in the 50s.Tonight Hungary like Ukraine in the Euros could not match  them physically but we also dominated in a safety first fashion  midfield and possession which wore them down mentally.
This doesn't work against the elite nations but tonight was astounding.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: brontebilly on September 02, 2021, 10:09:37 PM
Hungary gave Portugal, France and Germany a really hard time at the European Championships but looked a shadow of the side they were then tonight.

They couldn't put three passes together tonight. England pressed very well in the first half and Hungary couldn't cope with it. Thought the team setup was far better with Mount sitting in with Rice and Phillips. Grealish was different class I'm afraid. If he started the Euros final or was even introduced after half time, the result would have been a lot different. His weight of pass is superb.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Stu on September 02, 2021, 10:14:31 PM
This is the most effective England side most of us have ever seen, surely? Low bar, obviously.
I criticise Southgate and his negative outlook on football,on other things he's a wonderful person.
England have some sensational players,probably the best since we entered World Cups in the 50s.Tonight Hungary like Ukraine in the Euros could not match  them physically but we also dominated in a safety first fashion  midfield and possession which wore them down mentally.
This doesn't work against the elite nations but tonight was astounding.


Germany have done really well in the past by mentally wearing down teams though, right? England have been victims of that often enough.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: SamTheMouse on September 02, 2021, 10:56:07 PM
I thought it was a fine performance. Southgate has done some irritating things, but you can't argue with results. His record with England is superb.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on September 02, 2021, 11:04:57 PM
How do you become an instant regular starter for England?

Obviously by leaving Villa for Manchester City.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 02, 2021, 11:21:34 PM
I thought it was a fine performance. Southgate has done some irritating things, but you can't argue with results. His record with England is superb.
Except so far he has failed with every big challenge.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 02, 2021, 11:22:27 PM
Well done England gave these fascist fans just what they deserved.
And what about our own fascist fans?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 02, 2021, 11:24:22 PM
This is the most effective England side most of us have ever seen, surely? Low bar, obviously.
Not really. England have mullered  most European teams in the qualifying process over the years.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Dave on September 02, 2021, 11:24:57 PM
I thought it was a fine performance. Southgate has done some irritating things, but you can't argue with results. His record with England is superb.
Except so far he has failed with every big challenge.

Except he hasn't.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 02, 2021, 11:30:39 PM
He has and I am not prepared to be waylaid by facts.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Stu on September 02, 2021, 11:36:16 PM
He has and I am not prepared to be waylaid by facts.

Love it 😂
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: robleflaneur on September 02, 2021, 11:37:50 PM
This is the most effective England side most of us have ever seen, surely? Low bar, obviously.
I criticise Southgate and his negative outlook on football,on other things he's a wonderful person.
England have some sensational players,probably the best since we entered World Cups in the 50s.Tonight Hungary like Ukraine in the Euros could not match  them physically but we also dominated in a safety first fashion  midfield and possession which wore them down mentally.
This doesn't work against the elite nations but tonight was astounding.


Germany have done really well in the past by mentally wearing down teams though, right? England have been victims of that often enough.
They have usually played a game based on power and direct football with better use of the ball than us through the use of a libero like Beckenbauer  in the 70s and Sammer in 1996.
Their fondness for direct football meant that Overath ,hard working midfielder,was prefered to the more flamboyant skills of Gunther Netzer.There's also been a plethora of great goalscorers,Muller,Seeler,Klose ,Rumenigge and Klinsmann etc,rather than great midfield technicians.
It was such power ,pragmatism allied with a dash of skill,Ozil and Kroos, that dismantled Brazil 7-1 in Rio.Argentina,France,Italy and Spain play with more flair but not with the same fire power,though fire power can be sometimes a blunt insrtument.
We talk about our fighting spirit,side note a French football magazine used that term in English to describe our win in Rotterdam,but modest German teams have got to WC finals in 86 and 2002 and won it in the 'Miracle of Berne' against the great Hungarians in 54 .

Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 03, 2021, 12:37:19 AM
It’s all pointless as they will lose at the finals to the first quality side.
We're getting nearer, semis in 18, final in 21, in 22 ?

Depends on the draw, probably quarter-finals.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Gaztonniller on September 03, 2021, 01:06:21 AM
Southgate is such a twat. Did he help to make Jacks mind up to move to Shitty and on to "the next level" ? Given the fact that he's instantly got his reward I'd put money on it.

The comment that ‘he’s not even played a match in europe’ shows what his selection criteria is based upon and why players will always do what Grealish did. 

It’s very chicken and egg if you know what I mean.

A shrink reading this could view this as person suffering from delusional conspiracy theoryou exposure, or person has a chip on shoulder.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rory on September 03, 2021, 01:20:39 AM
Did England play tonight? I'm so glad I was listening to music all evening. I'll check my BAME neighbours houses for graffiti in the morning.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ads on September 03, 2021, 06:57:20 AM
England fans getting annoyed that somebody else was racially abusing their players instead of them.

Shower of twats the lot of them. Fuck England, fuck Southgate and fuck every non-Villa twat that plays for them.
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Post by: ldavfc4eva on September 03, 2021, 07:02:52 AM
It did make me smile to see Jack starting last night, first game after leaving us.

I wonder how much Southgate had been in his ear before about leaving us if he had the chance, may just me being cynical but Southgate has never seemed to have looked back on his time with us with any positivity that I can recall - touch of the David Platts if you know what I mean.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Demitri_C on September 03, 2021, 07:32:50 AM
Grealish played very well. It was Hungary though who were pretty useless.  Their keeper was dreadful.

This is such a easy group tbh
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Mister E on September 03, 2021, 08:38:05 AM
It did make me smile to see Jack starting last night, first game after leaving us.
I wonder how much Southgate had been in his ear before about leaving us if he had the chance, may just me being cynical but Southgate has never seemed to have looked back on his time with us with any positivity that I can recall - touch of the David Platts if you know what I mean.
No question but that he did.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Nev on September 03, 2021, 09:07:39 AM
The attitude of Southgate and so many before always destroys the dreams of the fans. It's obvious that Joe would have made more of an impact in the Final this summer than was needed last night but the manager employed his own bias and prejudice at the expense of the team.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: The Edge on September 03, 2021, 09:16:57 AM
Southgate is such a twat. Did he help to make Jacks mind up to move to Shitty and on to "the next level" ? Given the fact that he's instantly got his reward I'd put money on it.

The comment that ‘he’s not even played a match in europe’ shows what his selection criteria is based upon and why players will always do what Grealish did. 

It’s very chicken and egg if you know what I mean.

A shrink reading this could view this as person suffering from delusional conspiracy theoryou exposure, or person has a chip on shoulder.
You don't think it's a possibility that Southgate leaned on Jack to go and play for a club competing at the top level to improve his game and improve his England prospects? You don't find it even slightly questionable that he couldn't get a start in a final that was crying out for a player like Jack but after his move to Man C he suddenly gets a pivotal role?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: tomd2103 on September 03, 2021, 10:07:43 AM
Southgate is such a twat. Did he help to make Jacks mind up to move to Shitty and on to "the next level" ? Given the fact that he's instantly got his reward I'd put money on it.

The comment that ‘he’s not even played a match in europe’ shows what his selection criteria is based upon and why players will always do what Grealish did. 

It’s very chicken and egg if you know what I mean.

A shrink reading this could view this as person suffering from delusional conspiracy theoryou exposure, or person has a chip on shoulder.
You don't think it's a possibility that Southgate leaned on Jack to go and play for a club competing at the top level to improve his game and improve his England prospects? You don't find it even slightly questionable that he couldn't get a start in a final that was crying out for a player like Jack but after his move to Man C he suddenly gets a pivotal role?

Wasn't just Southgate, they were at it in the media over the summer, each of them furthering the cause of their own little favourite club.  Funny how it was constantly said that Grealish needed to be playing Champions League football, yet the same wasn't said about Phillips or any of the Arsenal or Spurs players.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Dante Lavelli on September 03, 2021, 11:15:20 AM
Southgate is such a twat. Did he help to make Jacks mind up to move to Shitty and on to "the next level" ? Given the fact that he's instantly got his reward I'd put money on it.

The comment that ‘he’s not even played a match in europe’ shows what his selection criteria is based upon and why players will always do what Grealish did. 

It’s very chicken and egg if you know what I mean.

A shrink reading this could view this as person suffering from delusional conspiracy theoryou exposure, or person has a chip on shoulder.
You don't think it's a possibility that Southgate leaned on Jack to go and play for a club competing at the top level to improve his game and improve his England prospects? You don't find it even slightly questionable that he couldn't get a start in a final that was crying out for a player like Jack but after his move to Man C he suddenly gets a pivotal role?

Wasn't just Southgate, they were at it in the media over the summer, each of them furthering the cause of their own little favourite club.  Funny how it was constantly said that Grealish needed to be playing Champions League football, yet the same wasn't said about Phillips or any of the Arsenal or Spurs players.

A similar thing is happening with Rice now.  I don’t really understand it because the PL would be a better product if it was more competitive.
I suppose when every pundit is an ex-player it is not surprising that club biases exist.   
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 03, 2021, 12:05:58 PM
It’s worth remembering albeit positioned as revisionism but as much as we all wanted Grealish to rip it up at the Euros and be the best player at the tournament, he was by all accounts very much on his way to being a Man City player at that point. Unknown to us the manufacturing of his move to them was well underway. In his mind he was turning into JG10 or whatever his fucking “brand” is.

So for all of us who wanted him to be Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, in his mind he had already left the club just waiting for it all to become public and the paperwork to be signed.

So with no respect at all, fuck him, and Southgate who will now no doubt pick him every game even if his individual performances are not at the level when he was with us. Because he’s at a big club now playing big games.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rigadon on September 03, 2021, 12:19:24 PM
The only good thing about Grealish leaving is that I can now completely ignore England games, as I did last night. 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: brontebilly on September 03, 2021, 12:22:11 PM
Southgate is such a twat. Did he help to make Jacks mind up to move to Shitty and on to "the next level" ? Given the fact that he's instantly got his reward I'd put money on it.

The comment that ‘he’s not even played a match in europe’ shows what his selection criteria is based upon and why players will always do what Grealish did. 

It’s very chicken and egg if you know what I mean.

A shrink reading this could view this as person suffering from delusional conspiracy theoryou exposure, or person has a chip on shoulder.
You don't think it's a possibility that Southgate leaned on Jack to go and play for a club competing at the top level to improve his game and improve his England prospects? You don't find it even slightly questionable that he couldn't get a start in a final that was crying out for a player like Jack but after his move to Man C he suddenly gets a pivotal role?

Wasn't just Southgate, they were at it in the media over the summer, each of them furthering the cause of their own little favourite club.  Funny how it was constantly said that Grealish needed to be playing Champions League football, yet the same wasn't said about Phillips or any of the Arsenal or Spurs players.

Easy to blame Southgate (although Grealish as arguably the best footballer in the squad should be starting regardless). Grealish himself pointed to three of his competitors (Mount, Sterling and Foden) having all played in the CL final pre tournament. Rice and Phillips don't have the same level of competition for their spots in the team. Phillips seems to have a bit more loyalty to his home town club in any case to the other two.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: The Edge on September 03, 2021, 01:30:45 PM
Southgate is such a twat. Did he help to make Jacks mind up to move to Shitty and on to "the next level" ? Given the fact that he's instantly got his reward I'd put money on it.

The comment that ‘he’s not even played a match in europe’ shows what his selection criteria is based upon and why players will always do what Grealish did. 

It’s very chicken and egg if you know what I mean.

A shrink reading this could view this as person suffering from delusional conspiracy theoryou exposure, or person has a chip on shoulder.
You don't think it's a possibility that Southgate leaned on Jack to go and play for a club competing at the top level to improve his game and improve his England prospects? You don't find it even slightly questionable that he couldn't get a start in a final that was crying out for a player like Jack but after his move to Man C he suddenly gets a pivotal role?

Wasn't just Southgate, they were at it in the media over the summer, each of them furthering the cause of their own little favourite club.  Funny how it was constantly said that Grealish needed to be playing Champions League football, yet the same wasn't said about Phillips or any of the Arsenal or Spurs players.

Easy to blame Southgate (although Grealish as arguably the best footballer in the squad should be starting regardless). Grealish himself pointed to three of his competitors (Mount, Sterling and Foden) having all played in the CL final pre tournament. Rice and Phillips don't have the same level of competition for their spots in the team. Phillips seems to have a bit more loyalty to his home town club in any case to the other two.
Maybe. At least until one of the sky 6 come waving a fat wad of cash in his direction. My original comments were meant for the person who was accusing me of having a conspiracy theory syndrome. It's beyond naive to think that Southgate wasn't instrumental in Grealish going to the Emptihad. He has already rewarded little Jack by making him a major part of his team now. The twunt should of done that in the Euros because I honestly believe if he had used Jack properly England would be Champions of Europe now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Drummond on September 03, 2021, 05:23:25 PM
Everyone panders to the 'Scab 6'. The BBC even told me they did after I complained, because, in their view, there's more interest in them.

Someone the other day rightly pointed out that McNulty on the BBC did a piece on which Premier League club had the best transfer window. Yet only mentioned the top 7 clubs from last season, and no mention of us, given how much we'd spent and which players we'd bought, I think we deserved a mention.

It's so irritating.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rory on September 03, 2021, 05:33:09 PM
Everyone panders to the 'Scab 6'. The BBC even told me they did after I complained, because, in their view, there's more interest in them.

Someone the other day rightly pointed out that McNulty on the BBC did a piece on which Premier League club had the best transfer window. Yet only mentioned the top 7 clubs from last season, and no mention of us, given how much we'd spent and which players we'd bought, I think we deserved a mention.

It's so irritating.

I think I've mentioned this before, but around 2009, I was watching Sky Sports News - or rather, I was in a pub and it was on the TV. Villa were third at the time, and the feature was 'race for the title' or some bollocks like that. "Now, let's look at the contenders..."

I can't remember the exact positions, but up popped a graphic of the Premier League table.

1. Man Utd
2. Liverpool
4. Chelsea
5. Arsenal
6. Tottenham

They had just airbrushed out third place. It was absolutely ludicrous.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: wittonwarrior on September 04, 2021, 03:09:01 PM
At Bootle v FCUM must be at least 1,000 mancs here
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: robleflaneur on September 04, 2021, 03:24:12 PM
It's less than 6 months since the Scab 6 tried to  banish other clubs into irrelevance.
A small fine,so huge that Citeh can only afford to buy JG and attempt to buy Kane.An apology stating that we won't do it again,well not until we've got cast iron guarantees.
The broadcasters labelled it a disgrace but still fawn at their feet.Arsenal keep on losing and Real Madrid,so worried about the financial repercussions if there wasn't a Super League ,were able to offer €150m for Mbappe.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 04, 2021, 04:21:40 PM
At Bootle v FCUM must be at least 1,000 mancs here

That's more than Citeh would bring.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 04, 2021, 06:26:46 PM
Just switched on the ROI v Azerbaijan game. It pains me to say it but Ireland appear devoid of quality. Plenty of effort though.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on September 04, 2021, 06:43:07 PM
Ireland are awful.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Jon Crofts on September 04, 2021, 06:44:07 PM
Everyone panders to the 'Scab 6'. The BBC even told me they did after I complained, because, in their view, there's more interest in them.

Someone the other day rightly pointed out that McNulty on the BBC did a piece on which Premier League club had the best transfer window. Yet only mentioned the top 7 clubs from last season, and no mention of us, given how much we'd spent and which players we'd bought, I think we deserved a mention.

It's so irritating.

I think I've mentioned this before, but around 2009, I was watching Sky Sports News - or rather, I was in a pub and it was on the TV. Villa were third at the time, and the feature was 'race for the title' or some bollocks like that. "Now, let's look at the contenders..."

I can't remember the exact positions, but up popped a graphic of the Premier League table.

1. Man Utd
2. Liverpool
4. Chelsea
5. Arsenal
6. Tottenham

They had just airbrushed out third place. It was absolutely ludicrous.

Considering the fact that the CEO of Sport at Comcast (who now own Sky) is Barney Francis & before that he was MD of Sky Sports, is a massive Villa fan, it’s always been disappointing his influence has never been exerted on their obvious bias toward the Scab 6.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on September 04, 2021, 06:45:03 PM
1-1
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Mister E on September 04, 2021, 06:51:41 PM
Harrogate Town remain undefeated in League Two this season - comfortable 3-1 today at Mansfield (the home side had players sent off in the 73rd and 74th minutes. Nice!).
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on September 04, 2021, 06:55:13 PM
Direland
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Moonraker on September 04, 2021, 07:38:33 PM
In other news, our new best mates Barrow won 3 -0 away at Oldham. Pleased about that.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 04, 2021, 07:56:48 PM
Everyone panders to the 'Scab 6'. The BBC even told me they did after I complained, because, in their view, there's more interest in them.

Someone the other day rightly pointed out that McNulty on the BBC did a piece on which Premier League club had the best transfer window. Yet only mentioned the top 7 clubs from last season, and no mention of us, given how much we'd spent and which players we'd bought, I think we deserved a mention.

It's so irritating.

I think I've mentioned this before, but around 2009, I was watching Sky Sports News - or rather, I was in a pub and it was on the TV. Villa were third at the time, and the feature was 'race for the title' or some bollocks like that. "Now, let's look at the contenders..."

I can't remember the exact positions, but up popped a graphic of the Premier League table.

1. Man Utd
2. Liverpool
4. Chelsea
5. Arsenal
6. Tottenham

They had just airbrushed out third place. It was absolutely ludicrous.

Considering the fact that the CEO of Sport at Comcast (who now own Sky) is Barney Francis & before that he was MD of Sky Sports, is a massive Villa fan, it’s always been disappointing his influence has never been exerted on their obvious bias toward the Scab 6.
It's even migrated to the women's game.
BBC absolutely wanking over Man City W.
Villa hardly even mentioned.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Tayls_7 on September 04, 2021, 08:08:38 PM
Everyone panders to the 'Scab 6'. The BBC even told me they did after I complained, because, in their view, there's more interest in them.

Someone the other day rightly pointed out that McNulty on the BBC did a piece on which Premier League club had the best transfer window. Yet only mentioned the top 7 clubs from last season, and no mention of us, given how much we'd spent and which players we'd bought, I think we deserved a mention.

It's so irritating.

I think I've mentioned this before, but around 2009, I was watching Sky Sports News - or rather, I was in a pub and it was on the TV. Villa were third at the time, and the feature was 'race for the title' or some bollocks like that. "Now, let's look at the contenders..."

I can't remember the exact positions, but up popped a graphic of the Premier League table.

1. Man Utd
2. Liverpool
4. Chelsea
5. Arsenal
6. Tottenham

They had just airbrushed out third place. It was absolutely ludicrous.

Considering the fact that the CEO of Sport at Comcast (who now own Sky) is Barney Francis & before that he was MD of Sky Sports, is a massive Villa fan, it’s always been disappointing his influence has never been exerted on their obvious bias toward the Scab 6.
It's even migrated to the women's game.
BBC absolutely wanking over Man City W.
Villa hardly even mentioned.

During today's game at Goodison Park when the Toffettes were 0-4 to Arab F.C the BBC commentator said something like at least the crowd have seen four excellent goals.

F##k off!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: luke95 on September 04, 2021, 08:25:01 PM
Everyone panders to the 'Scab 6'. The BBC even told me they did after I complained, because, in their view, there's more interest in them.

Someone the other day rightly pointed out that McNulty on the BBC did a piece on which Premier League club had the best transfer window. Yet only mentioned the top 7 clubs from last season, and no mention of us, given how much we'd spent and which players we'd bought, I think we deserved a mention.

It's so irritating.

I think I've mentioned this before, but around 2009, I was watching Sky Sports News - or rather, I was in a pub and it was on the TV. Villa were third at the time, and the feature was 'race for the title' or some bollocks like that. "Now, let's look at the contenders..."

I can't remember the exact positions, but up popped a graphic of the Premier League table.

1. Man Utd
2. Liverpool
4. Chelsea
5. Arsenal
6. Tottenham

They had just airbrushed out third place. It was absolutely ludicrous.

The way sky reported both jack & Harry Kane transfers was diabolical Top 6 bias..... with Jack it was a matter of when the transfer happened!, with Kane it was if the transfer happened?
Implying jack had to move to better things , where as kane is already at a big club.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on September 04, 2021, 08:31:39 PM
France 1 down
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on September 04, 2021, 08:36:35 PM
In other news, our new best mates Barrow won 3 -0 away at Oldham. Pleased about that.

Barrow were so dominant, the Oldham fans had a pitch invasion and stopped the game!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: wittonwarrior on September 04, 2021, 09:12:52 PM
Harrogate Town remain undefeated in League Two this season - comfortable 3-1 today at Mansfield (the home side had players sent off in the 73rd and 74th minutes. Nice!).

do they still play on a 4d pitch?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Steve67 on September 04, 2021, 09:39:34 PM
Watching the charity game for Unicef.  Jamie Carragher is a nasty, vile human being. Back heeled another player in the chest. Passive aggressive wanker.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on September 04, 2021, 09:39:43 PM
Scotland at last win a match, SJM plays 65 mins
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on September 04, 2021, 09:41:27 PM
France drop another 2 points
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 04, 2021, 10:15:33 PM
Direland

That would explain our rivalry with Mingerland.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rory on September 05, 2021, 01:03:28 AM
Direland

That would explain our rivalry with Mingerland.

In all seriousness, what is the grassroots game like over? All of my youngster cousins play both codes of GAA, a couple rugby. None of them give a toss about 'soccer'.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bad English on September 05, 2021, 07:37:50 AM
France drop another 2 points
When you have players' moms squabbling in public, Mbappe acting like a sulky teenager, Deschamps indulging the twat, the team divided, then you are not going to give your best performances.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Alex77 on September 05, 2021, 07:50:53 AM
Harrogate Town remain undefeated in League Two this season - comfortable 3-1 today at Mansfield (the home side had players sent off in the 73rd and 74th minutes. Nice!).

do they still play on a 4d pitch?

Nope. It got ripped up and grass relaid when they got promoted to the league. From a community perspective that was a bit of a shame because so many of the local junior teams used to get the opportunity to play on it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AV82EC on September 05, 2021, 08:42:43 AM
France drop another 2 points
When you have players' mom's squabbling in public, Mbappe acting like a sulky teenager, Deschamps indulging the twat, the team divided, then you are not going to give your best performances.

What is it about the French that this keeps happening. Possibly the strongest 30-40 player squad in World Football currently and this is what they serve up. Puzzling.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: luke:lamf on September 05, 2021, 09:45:53 AM
France drop another 2 points
When you have players' mom's squabbling in public, Mbappe acting like a sulky teenager, Deschamps indulging the twat, the team divided, then you are not going to give your best performances.

What is it about the French that this keeps happening. Possibly the strongest 30-40 player squad in World Football currently and this is what they serve up. Puzzling.
Whilst 1998 may have been celebrated as a "black-blanc-beurre" (black-white-Arab [literally butter]) victory, I suspect that there are and have been serious racial / "cultural" tensions within the squad, and between the squad, coaching & management, and FA, which explode out when things aren't going perfectly.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 05, 2021, 09:56:03 AM
Or, looking at it positively, the "black-blank-burre" or totally integrated and are as usual being the malcontent French?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on September 05, 2021, 10:02:18 AM
Or, looking at it positively, the "black-blank-burre" or totally integrated and are as usual being the malcontent French?

This strikes me as more than probable.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 05, 2021, 12:44:58 PM
Direland


I saw this pop up yesterday, and was prepared to get quite worked up about them feckin up my comedy 12-match acca. However, upon checking the results, I discovered they were only as culpable as France and Austria. As you were.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: robleflaneur on September 05, 2021, 01:01:30 PM
It's black-blanc-beur.Beur being slang for 'arabe',reverse the syllables .So woman,'femme' becomes ' meuf'.
The beurre/ butter link has been confused with ' Last Tango in Paris'
Discontent is not just a French monopoly,the Dutch have often had their falling outs.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on September 05, 2021, 01:05:31 PM
Direland


I saw this pop up yesterday, and was prepared to get quite worked up about them feckin up my comedy 12-match acca. However, upon checking the results, I discovered they were only as culpable as France and Austria. As you were.

They were the only team that let my 10 team Acca down, They will now join Yeovil and Plymouth as teams I hold petty grudges against.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: luke:lamf on September 05, 2021, 01:18:26 PM
It's black-blanc-beur.Beur being slang for 'arabe',reverse the syllables .So woman,'femme' becomes ' meuf'.
Bah, of course. In my defence I've never had the slightest interest in verlan, or swear words, because I always think foreigners sound stupid swearing or being slangy in a non-mother-tongue language.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on September 05, 2021, 01:32:24 PM
It's black-blanc-beur.Beur being slang for 'arabe',reverse the syllables .So woman,'femme' becomes ' meuf'.
Bah, of course. In my defence I've never had the slightest interest in verlan, or swear words, because I always think foreigners sound stupid swearing or being slangy in a non-mother-tongue language.

I keep on learning what I think are normal words but which turn out to be extremely dialect-specific. I'm better at spotting them now, but they definitely raised a few titters.

Still, unless you learn how properly to say 'ma che cazzo la Madonna puttana porco dio' I don't know if you can say you're really learning Italian.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 05, 2021, 01:37:10 PM
Direland


I saw this pop up yesterday, and was prepared to get quite worked up about them feckin up my comedy 12-match acca. However, upon checking the results, I discovered they were only as culpable as France and Austria. As you were.

They were the only team that let my 10 team Acca down, They will now join Yeovil and Plymouth as teams I hold petty grudges against.


Nothing wrong with petty. I still pray for the heavens to rain down an awesome vengeance upon Hungary every time they play after their failure to beat a Mediterranean island in a qualifier what must be at least fifteen years ago. I don't think I'd put even an entire pound on it, either!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 05, 2021, 01:38:13 PM
Direland


I saw this pop up yesterday, and was prepared to get quite worked up about them feckin up my comedy 12-match acca. However, upon checking the results, I discovered they were only as culpable as France and Austria. As you were.

They were the only team that let my 10 team Acca down, They will now join Yeovil and Plymouth as teams I hold petty grudges against.

Surely the lesson you have learned is to not bet on teams that wear green and white.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 05, 2021, 03:53:38 PM
Mings starting for England
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 05, 2021, 03:56:08 PM
I see four minutes of playing for Man U is enough to get Lingard a recall. Southgate is such a Scab Six fellatist.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 05, 2021, 04:03:19 PM
Mings starting for England

Suppose I'll give it a watch, then. Tbf, assorted cricketings aren't offering me much to be optimistic about right now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on September 05, 2021, 04:15:30 PM
5 defenders in a game against Andorra....
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Skerra on September 05, 2021, 04:22:54 PM
Another miraculous recovery by one of our players, Mings, from his rib injury which normally take 3 to 4 weeks to heal. Will probably take another week or two to be fit enough to play for Aston Injuries FC when international break is over!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: UK Redsox on September 05, 2021, 04:32:20 PM
Not that I’ll be watching but, c’mon you Andorra :)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on September 05, 2021, 04:38:47 PM
Another miraculous recovery by one of our players, Mings, from his rib injury which normally take 3 to 4 weeks to heal. Will probably take another week or two to be fit enough to play for Aston Injuries FC when international break is over!
he'll be injured for our next game....
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 05, 2021, 04:53:19 PM
Another miraculous recovery by one of our players, Mings, from his rib injury which normally take 3 to 4 weeks to heal. Will probably take another week or two to be fit enough to play for Aston Injuries FC when international break is over!

Are you suggesting Mings was faking it to not play for us?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 05, 2021, 04:55:18 PM
Genuinely had no idea Mings was actually in the England squad, thought it was said he was out for a few weeks?

Hopefully dosen't pick up anything as we're going to need him for Chelsea if Konsa dosen't make it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Skerra on September 05, 2021, 04:56:07 PM
Only my thoughts but yes, I think both Shinsplints and Mings didn’t play for us but ok for England a few days later. I’ve had rib injury in my time and, I can tell you you don’t recover from that in 10 days or so.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Pete3206 on September 05, 2021, 04:57:08 PM
I see that massive twat Bamford is playing.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: mrfuse on September 05, 2021, 05:27:51 PM
Bellingham looks completely at ease again in the England team.

Looks like he will be something special.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 05, 2021, 05:42:46 PM
Ratboy is  confused. Can't understand why he has lost his number 7 England shirt to Bellingham.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on September 05, 2021, 05:45:46 PM
Bellingham looks completely at ease again in the England team.

Looks like he will be something special.

I'd look at ease playing against Andorra.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Skerra on September 05, 2021, 05:49:49 PM
To cut down the international breaks, they should have qualifying rounds for Andorra, Gibraltar, San Marino etc. Matches like today are totally boring and one sided and just a question of how many goals teams like England can score against them.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Duncan Shaw on September 05, 2021, 05:51:44 PM
You can't believe it's so conservative against Andorra, Southgate's a joke.  I'd go 4-2-4 after the break for shits and giggles.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 05, 2021, 05:52:35 PM
To cut down the international breaks, they should have qualifying rounds for Andorra, Gibraltar, San Marino, Scotland etc. Matches like today are totally boring and one sided and just a question of how many goals teams like England can score against them.
Minor edit.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Nev on September 05, 2021, 05:53:35 PM
I've more or less given up, even though Mings is playing. Lingard at West Ham not good enough, at Newton Heath, not playing, he's back in.

I'm sticking with the cricket.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: bones. on September 05, 2021, 05:57:52 PM
And a championship footballer in goal, tut tut Gareth, you’re breaking your own rules again..
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 05, 2021, 06:09:44 PM
WTF! Why is the manager of a major football playing country f'ing about with playing fullbacks in mudfiled?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pauliewalnuts on September 05, 2021, 06:14:49 PM
This is extremely boring.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 05, 2021, 06:19:43 PM
Rat alert.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Duncan Shaw on September 05, 2021, 06:20:29 PM
bit part players incoming
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Tayls_7 on September 05, 2021, 06:24:42 PM
1) Alexander Arnold is awful.
2) I hope Alice band doesn't get injured.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bent Neilsens Screamer on September 05, 2021, 06:27:05 PM
Why leave Henderson on, we know what he can do, instead he takes Bellingham off. Admittedly he hasn’t done a lot either, although I’m not really concentrating.

It also comes to something when you’ve got to turn to your regulars or semi regulars to get past European elite such as Andorra.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: The Edge on September 05, 2021, 06:27:42 PM
Such turgid football from England. We could have played with 1 defender and a rushback keeper and still won this. Southgate is so utterly conservative in his approach. Drives me fucking mad watching England these days.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: BC Villain on September 05, 2021, 06:28:19 PM
WTF! Why is the manager of a major football playing country f'ing about with playing fullbacks in mudfiled?

Have you met Gareth Southgate?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: dave shelley on September 05, 2021, 06:33:50 PM
Grealish has just received a pass from Mings which I would suggest is the first he's had in his last five matches.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bent Neilsens Screamer on September 05, 2021, 06:42:05 PM
Grealish has just received a pass from Mings which I would suggest is the first he's had in his last five matches.

Surprised Mings was good enough to find him with a pass.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 05, 2021, 06:42:51 PM
A lad and his dad are coming on for Andorra.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on September 05, 2021, 06:45:51 PM
Good to see Saka scoring
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 05, 2021, 06:49:09 PM
Good to see Gareth giving Lingard full 90 mins to get him match fit for his club just as he did for Sterling in the last match.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Pat Mustard on September 05, 2021, 07:04:39 PM
At least that proved just how brain dead those Leeds fans who were singing Bamford’s name when Watkins was playing in the summer are. He’s not fit to lace our Ollie’s boots, doubt he’ll get picked again once Watkins is available.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Steve67 on September 05, 2021, 07:19:47 PM
He should be behind Danny Ings too.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: robleflaneur on September 05, 2021, 07:25:05 PM
The only differences between Bruceball and Southgate's team are that there are no long balls and England have a goalscoring mid,Lingard or Mount,who attacks the box.
The similarity is that the ball is constantly shuffled out to the wide areas with a hope that an individual ,JG,Sterling or Saka,will produce something.Just like Bruce the central midfield area is a desert.No triangles,no short passing,zero creativity.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: PeterWithe on September 05, 2021, 07:26:33 PM
Is there anything inherently wrong with playing for wide overloads?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Tayls_7 on September 05, 2021, 07:32:25 PM
At least that proved just how brain dead those Leeds fans who were singing Bamford’s name when Watkins was playing in the summer are. He’s not fit to lace our Ollie’s boots, doubt he’ll get picked again once Watkins is available.

Bamford is deceptively slow.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bad English on September 05, 2021, 08:05:13 PM
It's black-blanc-beur.Beur being slang for 'arabe',reverse the syllables .So woman,'femme' becomes ' meuf'.
The beurre/ butter link has been confused with ' Last Tango in Paris'
Discontent is not just a French monopoly,the Dutch have often had their falling outs.
I would definitely have used this occasion to present le verlan using the words 'teub', 'ken' et 'teuch'.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Footy-Vill on September 05, 2021, 08:11:21 PM
At least that proved just how brain dead those Leeds fans who were singing Bamford’s name when Watkins was playing in the summer are. He’s not fit to lace our Ollie’s boots, doubt he’ll get picked again once Watkins is available.

Yes I think Wesley gives a better showing that Bamford.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bent Neilsens Screamer on September 05, 2021, 08:29:47 PM
Anyone know what’s going on in Brazil Argentina game. Just got it in a stream with Portuguese commentary.
Some discussions between Messi, Neymar and management. Supposed to have kicked off at 8?

Edit. Just checked Twitter. WTF very strange.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ian. on September 05, 2021, 08:32:45 PM
As far as I can see the game is suspended now, something to do with Covid? I can’t work it out.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Des Little on September 05, 2021, 08:33:15 PM
Utter farce over there. Quite how it’s got to this is beyond me.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Chap on September 05, 2021, 08:34:47 PM
Apparently, public health and the cops came on to the pitch to arrest the 4 PL players for not quarantining!!. Martinez included.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 05, 2021, 08:35:28 PM
Anyone know what’s going on in Brazil Argentina game. Just got it in a stream with Portuguese commentary.

Did they say "Some people are on the pitch, they think it's all Covid"?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ian. on September 05, 2021, 08:35:41 PM
Does that mean both our guys have flown over there and have to come home now? WTF is going on?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bent Neilsens Screamer on September 05, 2021, 08:36:08 PM
Utter farce over there. Quite how it’s got to this is beyond me.

Exactly. Brazilian authorities were well aware of this well before ko.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Chap on September 05, 2021, 08:42:26 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/58431607
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bent Neilsens Screamer on September 05, 2021, 08:48:40 PM
Apparently the match can go ahead as long as the 4 players are deported immediately!!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 05, 2021, 08:49:41 PM
Sounds fair to me, get them home. Via Croatia, as planned.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bent Neilsens Screamer on September 05, 2021, 08:51:35 PM
Argentina will be awarded a 3-0 win. Argentinians are in the changing room, Brazilians still in their kits out on the pitch.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on September 05, 2021, 09:09:10 PM
He should be behind Danny Ings too.

He should be behind Kenan Davis
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 05, 2021, 11:29:24 PM
Direland


I saw this pop up yesterday, and was prepared to get quite worked up about them feckin up my comedy 12-match acca. However, upon checking the results, I discovered they were only as culpable as France and Austria. As you were.

They were the only team that let my 10 team Acca down, They will now join Yeovil and Plymouth as teams I hold petty grudges against.


Greece (Kosovo 90+2 equaliser), North Macedonia (Iceland score two in the last 12 minutes to rescue a point) and Italy (a big fat 'nil' against Switzerland) let me down today. I didn't include Hungary.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: sid1964 on September 06, 2021, 06:38:10 AM
I know that lingard scored 2 against the pub team but how does he get picked for his country based on 4 minutes of playing time for United this season?

I would of preferred to have seen Smith Rowe given a chance
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ldavfc4eva on September 06, 2021, 07:20:41 AM
I don’t know how Southgate would justify quite a few of his selections Sid, seems little basis for quite a few in the latest squad.

As long as the results keep coming though there is little to justify selection wise, I agree though when you have games against the smaller lower ranked nations it’s good to give the best of the U-21 a go, although at least Bellingham started as I think he will be quality in years to come.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: The Edge on September 06, 2021, 07:23:31 AM
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I know that lingard scored 2 against the pub team but how does he get picked for his country based on 4 minutes of playing time for United this season?

I would of preferred to have seen Smith Rowe given a chance
Good point. It seems odd to give him a game at this point. Surely there's players at other clubs with a better claim.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ozzjim on September 06, 2021, 06:30:24 PM
Because he's one of Gareths favourites. Looks at Stones. Not kicked a ball this season, starts. Gareth saw fit to defend himself starting ratboy though.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Flamingo Lane on September 06, 2021, 06:32:52 PM
Just watching the Big Match Revisited on ITV4, with Jimmy Rimmer having a great game in goal for Arsenal v Liverpool, in 1974.  If anyone's interested, Wednesday's programme includes our 5th round FA Cup game at Ipswich from 1975, when we lost 3-2 after having been 2-0 up.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Flamingo Lane on September 06, 2021, 06:44:53 PM
And blimey, the second game just up tonight, from the same 1974 programme, was Southend v Preston, featuring a very young Tony Morley playing for Preston alongside a very old Bobby Charlton and Nobby Stiles, and Alan Little playing for Southend!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 06, 2021, 06:54:46 PM
I know that lingard scored 2 against the pub team but how does he get picked for his country based on 4 minutes of playing time for United this season?

I think you answered your own question there.

BTW it's Yanited or Man Ure unless you're referring to "The Blades'.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Cliftonville Villlain on September 06, 2021, 09:12:10 PM
Loving The Big Match Revisited. Appalling pitches, ramshackle stadiums, pitch invasions, tackles verging on assault, comb-overs, studio interviews with players clearly caught in the headlights and, of course, Brian Moore. The main man.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 06, 2021, 09:43:47 PM
Loving The Big Match Revisited. Appalling pitches, ramshackle stadiums, pitch invasions, tackles verging on assault, comb-overs, studio interviews with players clearly caught in the headlights and, of course, Brian Moore. The main man.
It's amazing to watch how the back pass to the goalkeeper killed any impetus stone dead. Trevor Brooking looks crap as well.Not how I remember him at the time.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rory on September 06, 2021, 09:50:42 PM
Loving The Big Match Revisited. Appalling pitches, ramshackle stadiums, pitch invasions, tackles verging on assault, comb-overs, studio interviews with players clearly caught in the headlights and, of course, Brian Moore. The main man.
It's amazing to watch how the back pass to the goalkeeper killed any impetus stone dead. Trevor Brooking looks crap as well.Not how I remember him at the time.

The pass back rule has been great for professional football, but has any rule caused more arguments in amateur games? Apart from maybe the in/direct free kick rule, which I still don't understand.

The number of times I've heard "hang on, that was off a defender's knee! Pass back! Pass back!"
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 06, 2021, 10:06:23 PM
Handball or foul, direct free kick. Everything else, indirect.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rory on September 06, 2021, 11:17:16 PM
Handball or foul, direct free kick. Everything else, indirect.

What's 'everything else'?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 06, 2021, 11:18:48 PM
Pride, greed, wrath, envy, lust, gluttony, sloth and taking your shirt off after scoring a goal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: KevinGage on September 06, 2021, 11:54:19 PM
Cancel the goal if sides have to blast shit music over the tannoy to generate atmosphere.

Would soon cut that nonsense out.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 06, 2021, 11:57:16 PM
Good idea. While we're at it, automatic penalty to opposition if team's fans caught in possession of a drum. Penalty and three red cards if there's also a trumpet.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Drummond on September 07, 2021, 12:12:42 AM
I've more or less given up, even though Mings is playing. Lingard at West Ham not good enough, at Newton Heath, not playing, he's back in.

I'm sticking with the cricket.

Look how that turned out!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Drummond on September 07, 2021, 12:16:23 AM
Good idea. While we're at it, automatic penalty to opposition if team's fans caught in possession of a drum. Penalty and three red cards if there's also a trumpet.

I know the trumpeter for Wednesday (and therefore England). It's on a professional basis though so haven't got round to telling her to pack it in.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Nev on September 07, 2021, 06:47:53 AM
I've more or less given up, even though Mings is playing. Lingard at West Ham not good enough, at Newton Heath, not playing, he's back in.

I'm sticking with the cricket.


Look how that turned out!

It was still preferable to watching that parade of pointlessness.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AV82EC on September 07, 2021, 07:54:44 AM
Good idea. While we're at it, automatic penalty to opposition if team's fans caught in possession of a drum. Penalty and three red cards if there's also a trumpet.

A million times this. It was the thing I was worried about going to Barrow as it’s exactly the type of place where you’d expect some spotty oik with no mates to be sat there with his drum generating some atmos amongst the 3 blokes and a dog who are normally there. So fair play to Barrow for not having that.

Major culprits for this Wigan, Crewe, Huddersfield, and biggest tossers for this sort of thing Bolton Wanderers who have more than one drummer . I’ve not been aware of it anywhere else but they should all be shot.

In addition Bolton should hang their heads in shame as along with Middlesbrough the worst place for music after goals.

God it’s good being back in the Premier League where this sort of thing seems to be frowned on.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Meanwood Villa on September 07, 2021, 07:58:21 AM
I'd venture that the fans of teams who play music after goals don't like it themselves either. Which does beg the question of who thinks it's a good idea.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AV82EC on September 07, 2021, 08:03:39 AM
I'd venture that the fans of teams who play music after goals don't like it themselves either. Which does beg the question of who thinks it's a good idea.

Another thing that I’ve realised pisses me off is men on microphones booming their fake atmos inducing nonsense over the PA pre during and post match. Who can forget that nonce at Bradford giving it the big one. The bloke at Villa who does it pisses me off as well, sorry if you’re on here mate but seriously do something else.

Walk out anthems are another thing. Pile of shite.

People who work in marketing and events have got a lot to answer for.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Meanwood Villa on September 07, 2021, 08:22:23 AM
I put on the telly thread I watched the programme about the launch of the premier league last night. Was way too Man U centric, only other team it featured was Blackburn because they signed Shearer.

Anyway, they had a marketing bloke on there who seemed dead chuffed that they sold advertising on every available space. What an achievement. There was also acknowledgement that the cheerleaders and half time entertainment didn't work. Yet they're still patting themselves on the back for being responsible for the boom in football popularity somehow.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on September 07, 2021, 09:07:56 AM
Good idea. While we're at it, automatic penalty to opposition if team's fans caught in possession of a drum. Penalty and three red cards if there's also a trumpet.

A million times this. It was the thing I was worried about going to Barrow as it’s exactly the type of place where you’d expect some spotty oik with no mates to be sat there with his drum generating some atmos amongst the 3 blokes and a dog who are normally there. So fair play to Barrow for not having that.

Major culprits for this Wigan, Crewe, Huddersfield, and biggest tossers for this sort of thing Bolton Wanderers who have more than one drummer . I’ve not been aware of it anywhere else but they should all be shot.

In addition Bolton should hang their heads in shame as along with Middlesbrough the worst place for music after goals.

God it’s good being back in the Premier League where this sort of thing seems to be frowned on.

Norwich is horrendous too. Despite being 5-0 down to us, they belted it out for their last minute consolation goal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on September 07, 2021, 09:19:32 AM
I put on the telly thread I watched the programme about the launch of the premier league last night. Was way too Man U centric, only other team it featured was Blackburn because they signed Shearer.

Anyway, they had a marketing bloke on there who seemed dead chuffed that they sold advertising on every available space. What an achievement. There was also acknowledgement that the cheerleaders and half time entertainment didn't work. Yet they're still patting themselves on the back for being responsible for the boom in football popularity somehow.

I watched it too - in an hour long program about the first season of the PL, where Villa played the best football I’ve ever seen us play, finished 2nd and scored loads of goal of the season contenders (including THAT Dalian goal), they… didn’t mention Villa once! Incredible.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 07, 2021, 09:21:17 AM
Complain. The BBC hate Villa, and the Midlands generally.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Meanwood Villa on September 07, 2021, 09:24:59 AM
I turned it off as they were building up to the Fergie time game.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Scott Nielsen on September 07, 2021, 09:27:24 AM
Good idea. While we're at it, automatic penalty to opposition if team's fans caught in possession of a drum. Penalty and three red cards if there's also a trumpet.

You mean when it's not required or done properly (i.e. anywhere in the UK) or no drums period?

It seems silly in the extreme at Norwich but not everywhere else.

Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 07, 2021, 09:29:59 AM
Nah, still shite.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on September 07, 2021, 09:37:01 AM
No drums. NO DRUMS!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: sickbeggar on September 07, 2021, 10:20:11 AM
Aye. drums don't really cut it anymore. You want something intimidating to the opposing players and fans to the point they dread coming to Villa Park. I'd get a plinky plonky piano player in, wire it up to a P.A. in the away dressing room and Away end and blast them with a selection like below for 90 minutes. Nothing the FA can do as we can legitimately claim its entertainment. (May also improve the % of season tickets sales from the over 90's)

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Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: WassallVillain on September 07, 2021, 10:23:07 AM
I'd venture that the fans of teams who play music after goals don't like it themselves either. Which does beg the question of who thinks it's a good idea.
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Walk out anthems are another thing. Pile of shite.

Especially that screeching dirge at Villa Park. I hate it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Flamingo Lane on September 07, 2021, 10:24:01 AM
Loving The Big Match Revisited. Appalling pitches, ramshackle stadiums, pitch invasions, tackles verging on assault, comb-overs, studio interviews with players clearly caught in the headlights and, of course, Brian Moore. The main man.
It's amazing to watch how the back pass to the goalkeeper killed any impetus stone dead. Trevor Brooking looks crap as well.Not how I remember him at the time.

Strange isn't it?  Watching the BMR had got me thinking that Brooking was better than I'd remembered him.

Something else that I notice with BMR is how honest and raw were the studio interviews between Brian Moore and a player or manager, the day after a game, totally unlike the totally uninformative and cliched rubbish that is routinely trotted out these days after a game. 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LeeB on September 07, 2021, 11:31:21 AM
I'd venture that the fans of teams who play music after goals don't like it themselves either. Which does beg the question of who thinks it's a good idea.
[/quote

Walk out anthems are another thing. Pile of shite.

Especially that screeching dirge at Villa Park. I hate it.

Aye, it's wank.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pauliewalnuts on September 07, 2021, 12:49:19 PM
The way to get teams intimidated about coming to Villa Park is to start to win all the time there.

Old Trafford is only intimidating for that reason, for example.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: UK Redsox on September 07, 2021, 12:58:03 PM
No drums. NO DRUMS!

Supporters should have no musical instruments of any type in any stadium for any sport.

Exhibit A - that fecking trumpet at the cricket
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 07, 2021, 02:30:19 PM
I turned it off as they were building up to the Fergie time game.

I did the same, even 28 years on I couldn't stomach watching it.

Still remember where I was that afternoon, in an Irish pub playing pool and they had Grandstand/Final Score on the telly. Absolutely gut-wrenching!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Nev on September 07, 2021, 08:33:13 PM
Kenny's Ireland labouring again, nothing whatsoever up front but some tidy build up play.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Tayls_7 on September 07, 2021, 08:58:05 PM
Kenny's Ireland labouring again, nothing whatsoever up front but some tidy build up play.

Sounds like they're missing Scott Hogan real bad.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Nev on September 07, 2021, 08:59:52 PM
Kenny's Ireland labouring again, nothing whatsoever up front but some tidy build up play.

Sounds like they're missing Scott Hogan real bad.

He could be playing tbh, it's always hard to tell with him.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: paul_e on September 07, 2021, 09:00:26 PM
Very easy game against Gibraltar but Haaland's first was a superb goal, he really is something special.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on September 07, 2021, 09:25:24 PM
SJM's brother Paul has just come off the bench
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Sexual Ealing on September 07, 2021, 09:28:43 PM
Fucking Scotland killing my acca as it stands.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Sexual Ealing on September 07, 2021, 09:40:42 PM
Ireland then killed it too, but I'm pleased for them.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 07, 2021, 09:41:17 PM
It's coming hame.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on September 07, 2021, 09:45:25 PM
Vital win
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: WarszaVillan on September 07, 2021, 09:51:23 PM
McGinn was excellent and good to see his brother come on. Gilmour is some player.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Flamingo Lane on September 07, 2021, 10:01:24 PM
Dare I also say, credit to Che Adams, for how much he has improved for Southampton after an inauspicious start there, and for how how much he gives in every performance for Scotland.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Nev on September 07, 2021, 10:27:00 PM
Ireland gave it a good go and I enjoyed that more than any England performance since 2018.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: brontebilly on September 07, 2021, 11:39:39 PM
Dare I also say, credit to Che Adams, for how much he has improved for Southampton after an inauspicious start there, and for how how much he gives in every performance for Scotland.

He was a very good player in the championship I thought.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: brontebilly on September 07, 2021, 11:42:30 PM
Ireland gave it a good go and I enjoyed that more than any England performance since 2018.
Thought it was a miracle of the loaves and fishes variety....slapstick equaliser...Serbia must be sick. They have some fine players. New Irish keeper, Bazunu, looks a real prospect. Of course City have him on their books. Saved us from a real hiding.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: The Edge on September 08, 2021, 08:40:08 AM
Good idea. While we're at it, automatic penalty to opposition if team's fans caught in possession of a drum. Penalty and three red cards if there's also a trumpet.

You mean when it's not required or done properly (i.e. anywhere in the UK) or no drums period?

It seems silly in the extreme at Norwich but not everywhere else.


How did they all get in? That stand looked rammed already and there were thousands in that procession.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 08, 2021, 09:28:21 AM
How did they all get in? That stand looked rammed already and there were thousands in that procession.

The Pope's a San Lorenzo fan. *taps nose*
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: thick_mike on September 08, 2021, 09:33:16 AM
Good idea. While we're at it, automatic penalty to opposition if team's fans caught in possession of a drum. Penalty and three red cards if there's also a trumpet.

You mean when it's not required or done properly (i.e. anywhere in the UK) or no drums period?

It seems silly in the extreme at Norwich but not everywhere else.



That’s great
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 08, 2021, 10:28:12 AM
Handball or foul, direct free kick. Everything else, indirect.

What's 'everything else'?

Offside
Dangerous play
Obstruction
Dissent
Use of foul and abusive language
Ungentlemanly conduct
Obstructing/preventing a goalkeeper's kick
Goalkeeper handling a back pass
Loads.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Luffbralion on September 08, 2021, 10:35:07 AM
I put on the telly thread I watched the programme about the launch of the premier league last night. Was way too Man U centric, only other team it featured was Blackburn because they signed Shearer.

Anyway, they had a marketing bloke on there who seemed dead chuffed that they sold advertising on every available space. What an achievement. There was also acknowledgement that the cheerleaders and half time entertainment didn't work. Yet they're still patting themselves on the back for being responsible for the boom in football popularity somehow.

I watched it too - in an hour long program about the first season of the PL, where Villa played the best football I’ve ever seen us play, finished 2nd and scored loads of goal of the season contenders (including THAT Dalian goal), they… didn’t mention Villa once! Incredible.


I was fuming. Thought I'd tuned in to MUTV.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: frankmosswasmyuncle on September 08, 2021, 10:38:26 AM
Good idea. While we're at it, automatic penalty to opposition if team's fans caught in possession of a drum. Penalty and three red cards if there's also a trumpet.

You mean when it's not required or done properly (i.e. anywhere in the UK) or no drums period?

It seems silly in the extreme at Norwich but not everywhere else.



That’s great
That's incredible!
Bloody brilliant!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Billy Walker on September 08, 2021, 10:45:19 AM
I put on the telly thread I watched the programme about the launch of the premier league last night. Was way too Man U centric, only other team it featured was Blackburn because they signed Shearer.

Anyway, they had a marketing bloke on there who seemed dead chuffed that they sold advertising on every available space. What an achievement. There was also acknowledgement that the cheerleaders and half time entertainment didn't work. Yet they're still patting themselves on the back for being responsible for the boom in football popularity somehow.

I watched it too - in an hour long program about the first season of the PL, where Villa played the best football I’ve ever seen us play, finished 2nd and scored loads of goal of the season contenders (including THAT Dalian goal), they… didn’t mention Villa once! Incredible.


I was fuming. Thought I'd tuned in to MUTV.

David Beckham owns the media company (Studio 99) that produced it - say no more.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Richard E on September 08, 2021, 10:46:05 AM
Good idea. While we're at it, automatic death penalty for opposition teams if their fans are caught in possession of a drum. Penalty and three red cards if there's also a trumpet.

Fixed that for you.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Jon Crofts on September 08, 2021, 10:51:23 AM
I put on the telly thread I watched the programme about the launch of the premier league last night. Was way too Man U centric, only other team it featured was Blackburn because they signed Shearer.

Anyway, they had a marketing bloke on there who seemed dead chuffed that they sold advertising on every available space. What an achievement. There was also acknowledgement that the cheerleaders and half time entertainment didn't work. Yet they're still patting themselves on the back for being responsible for the boom in football popularity somehow.

I watched it too - in an hour long program about the first season of the PL, where Villa played the best football I’ve ever seen us play, finished 2nd and scored loads of goal of the season contenders (including THAT Dalian goal), they… didn’t mention Villa once! Incredible.


I was fuming. Thought I'd tuned in to MUTV.

David Beckham owns the media company (Studio 99) that produced it - say no more.

The only mention of Villa was right at the end, one mention in an hour, one.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Small Rodent on September 08, 2021, 11:01:34 AM
Went to see Wimbledon v Portsmouth last night. Bumped into a Bulgarian Villa fan I've known for nearly 20 years.

Impressive new ground at Plough Lane.

Impressive game too, a lot of flowing football.

1-0
1-1
2-1
2-2
2-3
3-3
4-3
5-3
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pauliewalnuts on September 08, 2021, 11:15:54 AM
https://twitter.com/ProjectFootbalI/status/1435531300497203204?s=20

Sound on for this.

Marvellous.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Scott Nielsen on September 08, 2021, 11:23:59 AM
Love it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: PeterWithe on September 08, 2021, 12:15:18 PM
Good idea. While we're at it, automatic penalty to opposition if team's fans caught in possession of a drum. Penalty and three red cards if there's also a trumpet.

You mean when it's not required or done properly (i.e. anywhere in the UK) or no drums period?

It seems silly in the extreme at Norwich but not everywhere else.



That’s great

Jeez, great stuff. I couldn't make out if it was the same tune as Si Senor that River Plate sing, another one on youtube which is fantastic
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rory on September 08, 2021, 12:49:23 PM
Handball or foul, direct free kick. Everything else, indirect.

What's 'everything else'?

Offside
Dangerous play
Obstruction
Dissent
Use of foul and abusive language
Ungentlemanly conduct
Obstructing/preventing a goalkeeper's kick
Goalkeeper handling a back pass
Loads.

Thanks LFS. I love that they have 'ungentlemanly conduct' in there.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Scott Nielsen on September 08, 2021, 01:04:21 PM
Jeez, great stuff. I couldn't make out if it was the same tune as Si Senor that River Plate sing, another one on youtube which is fantastic

It's the same but San Lorenzo's is superior in every way. And they have a better claim as the originator* than River does. The tune is common across the continent now but the quality of the lyrics difffer :)

*It's adapted from an old Fito Paez song.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 08, 2021, 01:33:01 PM
We have a four syllable name. I say we nick it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 08, 2021, 02:05:15 PM
Went to see Wimbledon v Portsmouth last night. Bumped into a Bulgarian Villa fan I've known for nearly 20 years.

Impressive new ground at Plough Lane.

Saw the highlights of them v Oxford on Quest and thought the very same. Might pop along if I'm at a loose end on London sometime.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Skerra on September 08, 2021, 06:57:29 PM
Man City gave improved Greadish so much, after just a couple of games, that he’s now an automatic selection for England!! We obviously don’t do any worthwhile coaching at Villa where he spent several years.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: adrenachrome on September 08, 2021, 07:32:29 PM
Man City gave improved Greadish so much, after just a couple of games, that he’s now an automatic selection for England!! We obviously don’t do any worthwhile coaching at Villa where he spent several years.

That was my reaction.

Whether you agree or not, it is surely worthy of debate.

Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Footy-Vill on September 08, 2021, 07:34:08 PM
This is exactly the sort of match kane scores a great goal but England concede for a 1-1
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 08, 2021, 07:39:08 PM
Man City gave improved Greadish so much, after just a couple of games, that he’s now an automatic selection for England!! We obviously don’t do any worthwhile coaching at Villa where he spent several years.
Or it could be that Southgate has realised it was a monumental error to not start him in the final and is now correcting that?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 08, 2021, 07:42:28 PM
Man City gave improved Greadish so much, after just a couple of games, that he’s now an automatic selection for England!! We obviously don’t do any worthwhile coaching at Villa where he spent several years.
Or it could be that Southgate has realised it was a monumental error to not start him in the final and is now correcting that?

do you think if he was still with us he'd an automatic start? I don't
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Goldie.7 on September 08, 2021, 07:44:22 PM
Man City gave improved Greadish so much, after just a couple of games, that he’s now an automatic selection for England!! We obviously don’t do any worthwhile coaching at Villa where he spent several years.
Or it could be that Southgate has realised it was a monumental error to not start him in the final and is now correcting that?

lolz.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Nev on September 08, 2021, 07:47:33 PM
Fuck Southgate. Fuck England. Fuck Grealish.

Ignorant, starry eyed, biased bullshit to the detriment of the national side and extraordinarily disrespectful to Aston Villa.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: martin o`who?? on September 08, 2021, 07:53:44 PM
German Referee  -  guilt complex over 1939 and a revenge complex over 1945. He's already giving them everything.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 08, 2021, 07:54:31 PM
do you think if he was still with us he'd an automatic start? I don't
I don't either but trying to give the absolute ****** some benefit of doubt.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: KRS on September 08, 2021, 07:59:32 PM
It’s only been a few weeks but I can’t remember who he was starting ahead of Mount and Grealish in most of the Euro games? I recall Mount was anonymous most of the time and started more towards the latter stages, but didn’t he miss the first few games? Was it Saka and Sancho keeping Grealish out the starting XI?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: martin o`who?? on September 08, 2021, 08:00:12 PM
Class1, Grade A, industrial-strength Homer.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 08, 2021, 08:06:23 PM
Has the Bescot stadium had a major makeover?  It's looking good.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 08, 2021, 08:07:07 PM
Poland remind me of England circa 1974, full of endeavour with loads of fight but will tire against a more skilful team that is England currently.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: The Edge on September 08, 2021, 08:07:12 PM
Man City gave improved Greadish so much, after just a couple of games, that he’s now an automatic selection for England!! We obviously don’t do any worthwhile coaching at Villa where he spent several years.
Or it could be that Southgate has realised it was a monumental error to not start him in the final and is now correcting that?

do you think if he was still with us he'd an automatic start? I don't
Absolutely not. He advised Jack to move to further his England prospects. It's now obvious that Southgates intervention helped to scupper our season. That's a disgusting way to treat our great football club. In my opinion.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 08, 2021, 08:14:23 PM
I think the ref's been 'sehr gut' so far, didn't fall for a certain ex-player's 'shot by a sniper' antics.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: London Villan on September 08, 2021, 08:25:09 PM
Did mings get a tactical booking vs andora?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 08, 2021, 08:27:00 PM
I think the ref's been 'sehr gut' so far, didn't fall for a certain ex-player's 'shot by a sniper' antics.

He’s got everything spot on so far. Maybe the Phillips booking was a bit harsh but he was closer to the incident than any co commentator so benefit of the doubt.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: martin o`who?? on September 08, 2021, 08:30:18 PM
I think the ref's been 'sehr gut' so far, didn't fall for a certain ex-player's 'shot by a sniper' antics.
I don't - he's got Homer written all over him. The booking for Phillips was laughable and then the same bloke got away wiith an absolute shocker of a tackle a few minutes later - even Dixon was "how is Philips a booking and not that?
They've also sussed that he isn't protecting Jack so they are targeting him.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: SamTheMouse on September 08, 2021, 08:31:15 PM
Kane has been abysmal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: martin o`who?? on September 08, 2021, 08:31:16 PM
Did mings get a tactical booking vs andora?
Yes.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Steve67 on September 08, 2021, 08:36:36 PM
So, it all kicks off at the end of the first half there is a melee and where is Jack Grealish? Nowhere to be seen. The cowardly bastard has already gone down the tunnel for his half-time cuddle with Gareth.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 08, 2021, 08:38:15 PM
They've also sussed that he isn't protecting Jack so they are targeting him.
Rats are not a protected species. Ref is excellent. 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 08, 2021, 08:43:44 PM
Kane has been abysmal.

Should have been put through by Phillips for a one on one which Phillips should have spotted. He’s been poor so far has Phillips.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy65 on September 08, 2021, 08:44:54 PM
So, it all kicks off at the end of the first half there is a melee and where is Jack Grealish? Nowhere to be seen. The cowardly bastard has already gone down the tunnel for his half-time cuddle with Gareth.

Watch it back. He actually comes from nowhere and gives Glik a sligh push when surrounded by his England mates
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: martin o`who?? on September 08, 2021, 08:46:45 PM
They've also sussed that he isn't protecting Jack so they are targeting him.
Rats are not a protected species. Ref is excellent.
If you think that's an excellent referee........
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rory on September 08, 2021, 08:48:57 PM
They've also sussed that he isn't protecting Jack so they are targeting him.
Rats are not a protected species. Ref is excellent.
If you think that's an excellent referee........

To be fair, mate, I think you need to get beyond the fact he's German.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: martin o`who?? on September 08, 2021, 08:52:58 PM
They've also sussed that he isn't protecting Jack so they are targeting him.
Rats are not a protected species. Ref is excellent.
If you think that's an excellent referee........

To be fair, mate, I think you need to get beyond the fact he's German.
I don't give a toss if he's from the Asteroid Belt - fact of the matter is he's been a Homer throughout.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 08, 2021, 08:54:27 PM
Very good teutonic referee
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rory on September 08, 2021, 08:56:41 PM
They've also sussed that he isn't protecting Jack so they are targeting him.
Rats are not a protected species. Ref is excellent.
If you think that's an excellent referee........

To be fair, mate, I think you need to get beyond the fact he's German.
I don't give a toss if he's from the Asteroid Belt - fact of the matter is he's been a Homer throughout.

You accused him of having a guilt complex towards Poland and resentment towards England. They'll win regardless of the referee, and qualify regardless of the result here.

I'm not watching, so he may well have been shite. But there's more petty bias among English referees in the PL than in international football, imo.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lsvilla on September 08, 2021, 08:57:00 PM
Have I understood it right that Oil City ladies have been knocked out of the Chumpions League already ??
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: mrfuse on September 08, 2021, 08:58:01 PM
Sterling is infuriating, he beats a man doesn't put the ball in the box when he has a chance then just runs into more bodies.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villan82 on September 08, 2021, 08:58:53 PM
Fuck Southgate. Fuck England. Fuck Grealish.

Ignorant, starry eyed, biased bullshit to the detriment of the national side and extraordinarily disrespectful to Aston Villa.

Southgate is a twat. Joe is a rat. The game is facked.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pauliewalnuts on September 08, 2021, 08:59:42 PM
Sterling is infuriating, he beats a man doesn't put the ball in the box when he has a chance then just runs into more bodies.

He's part man, part Kodjia.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 08, 2021, 09:00:44 PM

If you think that's an excellent referee........

To be fair, mate, I think you need to get beyond the fact he's German.

I don't give a toss if he's from the Asteroid Belt -

If he were you'd probably be referring to him as 'Der Kuiper'.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: thick_mike on September 08, 2021, 09:01:07 PM
Sterling is infuriating, he beats a man doesn't put the ball in the box when he has a chance then just runs into more bodies.

He's part man, part Kodjia.

Haha, I was thinking exactly the same thing
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Stu on September 08, 2021, 09:02:49 PM
Garbage free kick. Just tuned in for the second half, I see ratboy has started again.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: devilla on September 08, 2021, 09:03:28 PM
Sterling seems to be running down his usual blind alleys.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: manic-road on September 08, 2021, 09:03:37 PM
Sterling is infuriating, he beats a man doesn't put the ball in the box when he has a chance then just runs into more bodies.

The amount of times he has had the chance to get the ball in the box and then tries to take on another man and lose the ball is totting up.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Edvard Remberg on September 08, 2021, 09:04:59 PM
Watching Iceland Germany... Timo Werner is destroyed by Chelsea. He can't score anymore. Missed empty goal from 4 yards,  skies it over the bar
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on September 08, 2021, 09:05:24 PM
Better from England this half
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Steve67 on September 08, 2021, 09:08:00 PM
Watching Iceland Germany... Timo Werner is destroyed by Chelsea. He can't score anymore. Missed empty goal from 4 yards,  skies it over the bar

Roll on Saturday!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: paul_e on September 08, 2021, 09:08:30 PM
Sterling is infuriating, he beats a man doesn't put the ball in the box when he has a chance then just runs into more bodies.

The amount of times he has had the chance to get the ball in the box and then tries to take on another man and lose the ball is totting up.

This is why I don't rate him, I know he gets goals and has ability but he still plays like the kid who was the best player at his school and thought he needed to win every game on his own.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: martin o`who?? on September 08, 2021, 09:09:06 PM

If you think that's an excellent referee........

To be fair, mate, I think you need to get beyond the fact he's German.

I don't give a toss if he's from the Asteroid Belt -

If he were you'd probably be referring to him as 'Der Kuiper'.
Belt up!!  ;D
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 08, 2021, 09:09:17 PM
Kane needs hooking
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 08, 2021, 09:09:27 PM
Polish Steve Staunton coming on.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Edvard Remberg on September 08, 2021, 09:09:56 PM
Watching Iceland Germany... Timo Werner is destroyed by Chelsea. He can't score anymore. Missed empty goal from 4 yards,  skies it over the bar
He just missed a couple more shots alone with keeper. Crazy how suddenly players just stop being dangerous
Havertz also missed a 100% chance
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: mrfuse on September 08, 2021, 09:11:20 PM
Kane needs hooking

I'd hook Mount before Kane.

Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 08, 2021, 09:12:10 PM
Kane needs hooking

I'd hook Mount before Kane.
And him
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: mrfuse on September 08, 2021, 09:12:56 PM
Kane needs hooking

I'd hook Mount before Kane.
And him

Its okay Henderson is warming up...
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: The Edge on September 08, 2021, 09:13:03 PM
Fuck Southgate. Fuck England. Fuck Grealish.

Ignorant, starry eyed, biased bullshit to the detriment of the national side and extraordinarily disrespectful to Aston Villa.

Southgate is a twat. Joe is a rat. The game is facked.
It's quite an achievement to have so much talent at his disposal yet the football is so fucking turgid and laborious. If you gave him a Stradivarius he'd play "I'm leaning on a lampost" Ukelele style with it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: mrfuse on September 08, 2021, 09:18:19 PM
What a goal.

And that's why you keep Kane on the pitch.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: The Edge on September 08, 2021, 09:18:52 PM
Brilliant from Kane
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 08, 2021, 09:19:00 PM
Cracker by Kane
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on September 08, 2021, 09:19:12 PM
Harry Kane what a goal
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: London Villan on September 08, 2021, 09:19:43 PM
Good goal that
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pauliewalnuts on September 08, 2021, 09:19:47 PM
Fuck me, what a goal that was.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: martin o`who?? on September 08, 2021, 09:19:53 PM
Get in there.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: martin o`who?? on September 08, 2021, 09:20:26 PM
What a goal.

And that's why you keep Kane on the pitch.
Exactly.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pauliewalnuts on September 08, 2021, 09:20:29 PM
Although Scezny is absolutely gash.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 08, 2021, 09:23:21 PM
Although Scezny is absolutely gash.

This is also true.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: baddowvillans on September 08, 2021, 09:27:37 PM
Phillips has looked quality again tonight.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: The Edge on September 08, 2021, 09:28:06 PM
What an utter bell end Glick is. Their player hacks down Kane and he applauds him. Pity England dono't have anyone capable of dishing out a bit of old school revenge.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 08, 2021, 09:28:16 PM
Sterling seems to be running down his usual blind alleys.
That's not Sterling that's Sam Underhill.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: mrfuse on September 08, 2021, 09:28:51 PM
Phillips has looked quality again tonight.

Just thinking the same.
Such a shame we never got him, crying out for a player like that.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Steve67 on September 08, 2021, 09:31:53 PM
Rahim Sterling is absolutely crap. He holds us back. Soooo over rated but scored a couple every so often and the media love in follows. Useless.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy65 on September 08, 2021, 09:32:48 PM
Phillips has looked quality again tonight.

Just thinking the same.
Such a shame we never got him, crying out for a player like that.

Turned us down apparently
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Astral Weeks on September 08, 2021, 09:36:12 PM
Southgate has shown his customary astute use of the subs bench tonight.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 08, 2021, 09:37:59 PM
Deserved
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Flamingo Lane on September 08, 2021, 09:38:05 PM
GET IN!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: mrfuse on September 08, 2021, 09:39:03 PM
We certainly haven't done enough to win the game.
 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: London Villan on September 08, 2021, 09:39:48 PM
I thought he’d taken the rat off?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rory on September 08, 2021, 09:40:05 PM

If you think that's an excellent referee........

To be fair, mate, I think you need to get beyond the fact he's German.

I don't give a toss if he's from the Asteroid Belt -

If he were you'd probably be referring to him as 'Der Kuiper'.

Nice.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: martin o`who?? on September 08, 2021, 09:40:25 PM
Careless.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: mrfuse on September 08, 2021, 09:40:31 PM
I thought he’d taken the rat off?
Plays for man city now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Meanwood Villa on September 08, 2021, 09:41:37 PM
How's there no additional time when they score in injury time?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Hookeysmith on September 08, 2021, 09:41:50 PM
Funny how Sterling gets moved from his main position to accommodate rat boy yet was never considered when Greedlish was bang on form

Southgate = cockend
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: KRS on September 08, 2021, 09:44:57 PM
Pretty much controlled the whole game but created absolutely fuck all. That’s quite an achievement with all creative attacking players at his disposal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villan For Life on September 08, 2021, 09:45:44 PM
So the rat gets picked for England because he’s playing for a toss pot big club who play in the CL which he hasn’t played in yet…..oh the irony.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: SamTheMouse on September 08, 2021, 09:46:10 PM
It seems Dean Smith isn't the only manager who's terrified of using his bench.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 08, 2021, 09:46:32 PM
Southgate has shown his customary astute use of the subs bench tonight.
Yes as in WC semi and Euro final. Cautious attitude fucks it up.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: brontebilly on September 08, 2021, 09:47:09 PM
Southgate has shown his customary astute use of the subs bench tonight.

Like Dean Smith tonight, forgetting to look at his watch....and 5 subs allowed...silly. Henderson an obvious sub..Lingard

I think England look in very good nick. Kane was ridiculously poor and then lashes one in from 30 yards as he does. Back 4 looks very strong, Rice and Phillips both improving. Grealish adds so much. Sterling wasn't really on it tonight.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 08, 2021, 09:48:20 PM
Southgate has shown his customary astute use of the subs bench tonight.

Like Dean Smith tonight, forgetting to look at his watch....and 5 subs allowed...silly. Henderson an obvious sub..Lingard

I think England look in very good nick. Kane was ridiculously poor and then lashes one in from 30 yards as he does. Back 4 looks very strong, Rice and Phillips both improving. Grealish adds so much. Sterling wasn't really on it tonight.
Thought Grealish was absolute cack
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on September 08, 2021, 09:48:49 PM
Very good defensively, up to the goal, the only time Poland looked like scoring was Pickford's cock up, still a good point.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rory on September 08, 2021, 09:49:27 PM
Was this a qualifier or a friendly? Do England normally play three games in a week?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: The Edge on September 08, 2021, 09:50:02 PM
Funny how Sterling gets moved from his main position to accommodate rat boy yet was never considered when Greedlish was bang on form

Southgate = cockend
Nuff said.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 08, 2021, 09:51:03 PM
Southgate has shown his customary astute use of the subs bench tonight.

Like Dean Smith tonight, forgetting to look at his watch....and 5 subs allowed...silly. Henderson an obvious sub..Lingard

I think England look in very good nick. Kane was ridiculously poor and then lashes one in from 30 yards as he does. Back 4 looks very strong, Rice and Phillips both improving. Grealish adds so much. Sterling wasn't really on it tonight.
Thought Grealish was absolute cack

So what then was Mount?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 08, 2021, 09:51:29 PM
Was this a qualifier or a friendly? Do England normally play three games in a week?
Qualifier and No.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 08, 2021, 09:51:37 PM
Southgate has shown his customary astute use of the subs bench tonight.

Like Dean Smith tonight, forgetting to look at his watch....and 5 subs allowed...silly. Henderson an obvious sub..Lingard

I think England look in very good nick. Kane was ridiculously poor and then lashes one in from 30 yards as he does. Back 4 looks very strong, Rice and Phillips both improving. Grealish adds so much. Sterling wasn't really on it tonight.
Thought Grealish was absolute cack

So what then was Mount?
You tell me
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 08, 2021, 09:52:24 PM
Southgate has shown his customary astute use of the subs bench tonight.

Like Dean Smith tonight, forgetting to look at his watch....and 5 subs allowed...silly. Henderson an obvious sub..Lingard

I think England look in very good nick. Kane was ridiculously poor and then lashes one in from 30 yards as he does. Back 4 looks very strong, Rice and Phillips both improving. Grealish adds so much. Sterling wasn't really on it tonight.
Thought Grealish was absolute cack

So what then was Mount?
A cack mount.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: baddowvillans on September 08, 2021, 09:53:48 PM

Thought Grealish was absolute cack

I think you must still be feeling bitter.  It wasn't his best game but he repeatedly created opportunities amd linked well with Shaw and Mount.  Perhaps if Harry stayed in the penalty area more it might have come to something.  Phillips was MOM but Joe was in the top 3 for England
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: RichardBatchelor on September 08, 2021, 09:54:34 PM
Some nice touches from that bloke wearing No 7 but never seen a more entitled, moany faced whinging brat on a football pitch. Pain in the arse.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 08, 2021, 09:55:06 PM

Thought Grealish was absolute cack

I think you must still be feeling bitter.  It wasn't his best game but he repeatedly created opportunities amd linked well with Shaw and Mount.  Perhaps if Harry stayed in the penalty area more it might have come to something.  Phillips was MOM but Joe was in the top 3 for England
All I saw was a petulant waster
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: baddowvillans on September 08, 2021, 09:56:40 PM
Ah well as HRH said "recollections may differ"
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Percy McCarthy on September 08, 2021, 09:57:11 PM
Southgate has shown his customary astute use of the subs bench tonight.

Like Dean Smith tonight, forgetting to look at his watch....and 5 subs allowed...silly. Henderson an obvious sub..Lingard

I think England look in very good nick. Kane was ridiculously poor and then lashes one in from 30 yards as he does. Back 4 looks very strong, Rice and Phillips both improving. Grealish adds so much. Sterling wasn't really on it tonight.
Thought Grealish was absolute cack

Me too.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 08, 2021, 10:01:57 PM
Southgate has shown his customary astute use of the subs bench tonight.

Like Dean Smith tonight, forgetting to look at his watch....and 5 subs allowed...silly. Henderson an obvious sub..Lingard

I think England look in very good nick. Kane was ridiculously poor and then lashes one in from 30 yards as he does. Back 4 looks very strong, Rice and Phillips both improving. Grealish adds so much. Sterling wasn't really on it tonight.
Thought Grealish was absolute cack

So what then was Mount?
You tell me

Anonymous I’d say.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ChicagoLion on September 08, 2021, 10:02:43 PM
Never win anything with Southgate.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: saint13 on September 08, 2021, 10:06:06 PM
Sterling is infuriating, he beats a man doesn't put the ball in the box when he has a chance then just runs into more bodies.

The amount of times he has had the chance to get the ball in the box and then tries to take on another man and lose the ball is totting up.
He's World Class don't you know?
This is why I don't rate him, I know he gets goals and has ability but he still plays like the kid who was the best player at his school and thought he needed to win every game on his own.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: brontebilly on September 08, 2021, 10:14:38 PM
Sterling is very greedy, great if he's scoring but less so if he continues to dribble into defenders which he did all night. Doesn't have the close control of "Joe", think when his pace goes he could be very average later in his career..... What Sterling does very well is get into the box and his timing of runs is excellent. Surprised he didn't get on the end of that Grealish cross/shot at start of second half.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rory on September 08, 2021, 10:24:12 PM
Was this a qualifier or a friendly? Do England normally play three games in a week?
Qualifier and No.

Thanks Aftab.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villafirst on September 09, 2021, 07:56:29 AM
Grealish £100m? A joke. Looking average since his move to the mancs.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: RichardBatchelor on September 09, 2021, 08:36:07 AM
Grealish £100m? A joke. Looking average since his move to the mancs.

Dunno. Is that just the emotions of the jilted? (which I share) Thought he was very good second half, but behaved like an arse from start to finish. The French commentators where I am were calling him a moaner all the way through, and they weren't wrong.

Kane and Lewandowski show what real world class is though, moments of magic out of nothing to change games.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: dave shelley on September 09, 2021, 09:28:10 AM
I thought some of his one- touch lay-offs were superb only for the players receiving them seemed at a loss what to do next whereas at Villa his team-mates knew exactly where he was going to be and would have had the ball there waiting for him having opened up the opposition defence.  I don't think it will be long before his head explodes with frustration with this.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on September 09, 2021, 09:33:50 AM
I thought some of his one- touch lay-offs were superb only for the players receiving them seemed at a loss what to do next whereas at Villa his team-mates knew exactly where he was going to be and would have had the ball there waiting for him having opened up the opposition defence.  I don't think it will be long before his head explodes with frustration with this.

That’s the problem Greasy is going to have now. At Villa he was far and away our best player, and the team was pretty well built around him. In Smith, he had a manager who trusted him entirely because let’s face it, he probably saved his job on more than one occasion. All of our players therefore relied on him, probably too much to be honest. At Man City, he’s just one in a number of talented wide forwards, and at England he’s playing with other players who just aren’t used to him demanding the ball all of the time, and with a manager whose style is perfunctory at best.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: sid1964 on September 09, 2021, 09:55:46 AM
Grealish if he was a Villa player he would not have started the 2 England games


Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AV82EC on September 09, 2021, 10:50:59 AM
It makes me laugh that Southgate says Jack has got to learn positional discipline under Pep because we’ve all been drawing that comparison and conclusion that’s there’s huge similarities between Southgates England and Guardiolas Citeh.

I think Southgate is a decent enough bloke but he’s a fucking atrocious football manager.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: sickbeggar on September 09, 2021, 10:52:43 AM
Well he's working with a top club manager now, and no sub-par teammates to bring his game down a level. Only to be expected...
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 09, 2021, 11:15:34 AM
I thought some of his one- touch lay-offs were superb only for the players receiving them seemed at a loss what to do next whereas at Villa his team-mates knew exactly where he was going to be and would have had the ball there waiting for him having opened up the opposition defence.  I don't think it will be long before his head explodes with frustration with this.

I agree Dave. It's early days at Man City so it might come but the thing  there is that there are good players who think they are equally adept with the ball at their feet so he won't be relied upon or used in the same way as he was with us where he was the fulcrum of our attacks, he made the calls and moves and the rest worked to his tune.  With England it's even more so.  Southgate has his system and he works to that.  By doing so diminishes his influence.  To get the best out of him at International level the team should be based around him as was often said on here.  He calls the tune that makes the chances and Kane is there for the tap ins. That isn't going to happen.

He eulogizes over his team mates at Man City who already have big egos and who have won things. It will take a while before he gets the respect that Silva had and I think it will only happen when in Europe or the big games when they are up against it and he performs like we know he can.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Hookeysmith on September 09, 2021, 12:08:29 PM
I thought some of his one- touch lay-offs were superb only for the players receiving them seemed at a loss what to do next whereas at Villa his team-mates knew exactly where he was going to be and would have had the ball there waiting for him having opened up the opposition defence.  I don't think it will be long before his head explodes with frustration with this.

I agree Dave. It's early days at Man City so it might come but the thing  there is that there are good players who think they are equally adept with the ball at their feet so he won't be relied upon or used in the same way as he was with us where he was the fulcrum of our attacks, he made the calls and moves and the rest worked to his tune.  With England it's even more so.  Southgate has his system and he works to that.  By doing so diminishes his influence.  To get the best out of him at International level the team should be based around him as was often said on here.  He calls the tune that makes the chances and Kane is there for the tap ins. That isn't going to happen.

He eulogizes over his team mates at Man City who already have big egos and who have won things. It will take a while before he gets the respect that Silva had and I think it will only happen when in Europe or the big games when they are up against it and he performs like we know he can.

As talented as he is it may just not work out up there for him as the dynamic of the set up is not conducive to get best out of him.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LeeB on September 09, 2021, 01:03:54 PM
Agreed. Fingers crossed anyway.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 09, 2021, 01:16:00 PM
"We were in total control, there was no issue, why disrupt it when you're in control?"

So Gareth you were also "in control" against Croatia and Italy and like last night you didn't make appropriate use of subs.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ChicagoLion on September 09, 2021, 01:40:33 PM
"We were in total control, there was no issue, why disrupt it when you're in control?"

So Gareth you were also "in control" against Croatia and Italy and like last night you didn't make appropriate use of subs.
This is his limitation, instead of wanting to dominate he is passively happy to go along with his idea of controll.
The problem is that it only takes a second to score a goal. The set up is all wrong.
He has 2 plodders sitting in front of the back 4 and Mount trying to be the pivot to attack. I like Rice and Phillips but playing both with Mount is negative. Mount is not a 10.
Grealish is the most natural 10 in the squad, he has lots of wide options. So it should be Phillips and Mount + another 8 or 2 from Phillips Mount Bellingham/Rice and Grealish 10.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 09, 2021, 03:11:26 PM
You're never really in total control at 1 - 0 up.  Luckily for England that the Pickford screw up didn't result in a goal.  I can never understand a team that doesn't make their dominance or total control count because if it is as stated you score more than the 1 goal. 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: JUAN PABLO on September 09, 2021, 05:18:12 PM
He used to get fouled all the time for Villa but mostly had a smile on his face while he pulled up his socks on the floor , now he just looks like a moaning primadonner , the limelight has gone right to his head now .. oh well . ..  fuck him
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Nev on September 10, 2021, 06:25:34 AM
After the arid desert that is international fortnight I was looking forward to football returning tonight only to look at the fixtures and realise it's not actually until tomorrow.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on September 10, 2021, 07:48:46 AM
After the arid desert that is international fortnight I was looking forward to football returning tonight only to look at the fixtures and realise it's not actually until tomorrow.

Stuart Attwell is the ref for tomorrow's game and apparently we are on a long unbeaten run of games when he has been the ref for our games.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on September 10, 2021, 07:54:44 AM
After the arid desert that is international fortnight I was looking forward to football returning tonight only to look at the fixtures and realise it's not actually until tomorrow.

Small Heath are playing Derby tonight if you class that as football  ;D
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Nev on September 10, 2021, 08:37:35 AM
After the arid desert that is international fortnight I was looking forward to football returning tonight only to look at the fixtures and realise it's not actually until tomorrow.

Small Heath are playing Derby tonight if you class that as football  ;D

Er....that was the point.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: DB on September 10, 2021, 08:03:22 PM
Don Goodman compared Deeney going to Blues the same as Ronald going back to ManUre. Hahahaha.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Nunkin1965 on September 10, 2021, 08:18:28 PM
Don Goodman compared Deeney going to Blues the same as Ronald going back to ManUre. Hahahaha.
Yes couldn't belive that one.
Don has clearly indulged in pre match drinks.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 10, 2021, 08:44:36 PM
Derby are abysmal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Flamingo Lane on September 10, 2021, 08:47:45 PM
As the first 'proper' game to watch on live tv after the international break I am kind of enjoying the Birmingham v Derby game tonight, but my goodness is it a terrible standard of football.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: KevinGage on September 10, 2021, 09:00:28 PM
Don Goodman compared Deeney going to Blues the same as Ronald going back to ManUre. Hahahaha.
Yes couldn't belive that one.
Don has clearly indulged in pre match drinks.

Don has clearly had a goodly supply of psychotropics put in his pre match drinks.

Yardley Fields forever.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: nodge on September 10, 2021, 10:12:26 PM
Derby are abysmal.

Derby’s centre halves tonight have a combined age of 75
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 10, 2021, 10:33:49 PM
That's nearly four Raducanus.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 11, 2021, 12:30:03 PM
That's nearly four Raducanus.

Ahem, Emma's only 18.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on September 11, 2021, 12:30:58 PM
Our old friend Gollini is on the bench for Spurs today.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 11, 2021, 01:01:55 PM
Nuno has turned Spurs into Wolves in a matter of weeks. Or kept them a Mourinho team, dour and lacking invention. However you want to look at it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 11, 2021, 01:19:14 PM
I see Tonev has turned up at Selhurst park disguised as Gallagher.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on September 11, 2021, 01:23:19 PM
Palace v Spurs is shit
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 11, 2021, 01:31:40 PM
Nuno has turned Spurs into Wolves in a matter of weeks. Or kept them a Mourinho team, dour and lacking invention. However you want to look at it.

You obviously haven't kept yourself updated with Mourinho's Roma. They're a joy to watch and scoring for fun. Nuno like Mourinho will struggle until he can get rid of a few over paid, underplayed, overrated players. Their squad it too big and there's a lot of unhappy players there dragging down the vibe.

Nuno's a great manager but he needs to make the team his own.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 11, 2021, 01:39:45 PM
Nuno has turned Spurs into Wolves in a matter of weeks. Or kept them a Mourinho team, dour and lacking invention. However you want to look at it.

You obviously haven't kept yourself updated with Mourinho's Roma. They're a joy to watch and scoring for fun. Nuno like Mourinho will struggle until he can get rid of a few over paid, underplayed, overrated players. Their squad it too big and there's a lot of unhappy players there dragging down the vibe.

Nuno's a great manager but he needs to make the team his own.

No, but my comment was keeping them a Mourinho team, that is the Spurs he left behind that the fans complained about was dull in the wake of Poch leaving.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on September 11, 2021, 01:43:31 PM
Zaha is such a prick.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on September 11, 2021, 01:43:59 PM
Nuno has turned Spurs into Wolves in a matter of weeks. Or kept them a Mourinho team, dour and lacking invention. However you want to look at it.

You obviously haven't kept yourself updated with Mourinho's Roma. They're a joy to watch and scoring for fun. Nuno like Mourinho will struggle until he can get rid of a few over paid, underplayed, overrated players. Their squad it too big and there's a lot of unhappy players there dragging down the vibe.

Nuno's a great manager but he needs to make the team his own.

No, but my comment was keeping them a Mourinho team, that is the Spurs he left behind that the fans complained about was dull in the wake of Poch leaving.
that's how I understood it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 11, 2021, 01:48:02 PM
Imagine if we'd actually signed Winks for 25m, such a nothing player.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: sickbeggar on September 11, 2021, 01:48:18 PM
Selected Dier in my FF and he lasted 12 bloody minutes before getting injured. I'm the Dean Smith of Fantasy Football >:(
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 11, 2021, 01:49:23 PM
I hope you've picked some Chelsea players.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: sickbeggar on September 11, 2021, 01:51:25 PM
mount, rudiger and Mendy. Bad news is while I've dropped McGinn, Ings is still in.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on September 11, 2021, 01:53:03 PM
I have got St.Johnstone v Rangers on the telly and Palace v Spurs on the laptop and it kicked off big time in both games at the same time. Tanganga had two meltdowns in quick succession and the second ended with him getting a red card.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on September 11, 2021, 02:00:19 PM
Gallagher is a really good player for Palace - would be a great signing if he ever leaves Chelsea.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Dante Lavelli on September 11, 2021, 02:13:56 PM
Gallagher is a really good player for Palace - would be a great signing if he ever leaves Chelsea.

You’d imagine one of him or Gilmour will be jettisoned at some point.  Both look top players.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 11, 2021, 02:16:02 PM
Nuno has turned Spurs into Wolves in a matter of weeks. Or kept them a Mourinho team, dour and lacking invention. However you want to look at it.

You obviously haven't kept yourself updated with Mourinho's Roma. They're a joy to watch and scoring for fun. Nuno like Mourinho will struggle until he can get rid of a few over paid, underplayed, overrated players. Their squad it too big and there's a lot of unhappy players there dragging down the vibe.

Nuno's a great manager but he needs to make the team his own.

No, but my comment was keeping them a Mourinho team, that is the Spurs he left behind that the fans complained about was dull in the wake of Poch leaving.

Spurs fans, ha! Self entitled tossers. Mourinho today will have his 1000th game as a Head Coach. His record: P999 W639 D198 L162. Not a bad record though I've a feeling he's never won at Villa Park..unless it was with the Plastics?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on September 11, 2021, 02:17:18 PM
Palace 2 ten man Spurs 0
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Skerra on September 11, 2021, 02:18:10 PM
Took Edouard all of 30 seconds to gel with hit team mates, get up to speed with the pace of the premier league etc etc to get his first goal for Palace.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 11, 2021, 02:19:39 PM
Oh dear Spurs bubble didn’t take long to burst.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 11, 2021, 02:20:58 PM
I just returned from a trip to the moon. Catching up football news to find Ronaldo is now playing for Man U. Did any of you hear about that?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 11, 2021, 02:21:37 PM
Another goal for the new lad. Not a bad debut. 3-0 Spurs battered. That’s the end of Benteke’s career.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Skerra on September 11, 2021, 02:21:49 PM
Make that 2 goals in 5 minutes for Eduoard.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Demitri_C on September 11, 2021, 02:23:02 PM
I always wanted eduoard. 14m what a absolute bargain
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on September 11, 2021, 02:25:54 PM
I just returned from a trip to the moon. Catching up football news to find Ronaldo is now playing for Man U. Did any of you hear about that?

He was going to Citeh one day then signed for Manure the next day. It is still a lot of dosh for a 36 year old though with the transfer fee and wages.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 11, 2021, 02:26:10 PM
I always wanted eduoard. 14m what a absolute bargain

I wanted him more. Not sure what he's earning but he was a give away price. Brenda Rogers must be kicking himself.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 11, 2021, 02:28:28 PM
I always wanted eduoard. 14m what a absolute bargain

He’s a big bloke isn’t he? Still we have an absolute proven striker in Ings. We ain’t done badly.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ian. on September 11, 2021, 02:40:14 PM
I always wanted eduoard. 14m what a absolute bargain

He’s a big bloke isn’t he? Still we have an absolute proven striker in Ings. We ain’t done badly.
Is this the chap from Celtic who’s been mentioned on here for years?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 11, 2021, 02:40:14 PM
We haven't but at what 14m for a 23 year old? That said, god knows where Dean would have played him.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Small Rodent on September 11, 2021, 02:49:02 PM
Zaha has the face of an old man.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: RichardBatchelor on September 11, 2021, 02:56:43 PM
Come on Potato!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Dante Lavelli on September 11, 2021, 03:15:34 PM
It’s a strange feeling having some sympathy for spurs.  They follow the rules and let their players go on international duty and lose Son and their two centre backs as a result.  The clubs which arguably broke the rules are not punished and had the benefit of two weeks training their squads.

Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 11, 2021, 03:25:25 PM
Oh dear Spurs bubble didn’t take long to burst.

Lads, it's Spurs.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 11, 2021, 03:27:18 PM
I always wanted eduoard. 14m what a absolute bargain

I wanted him more. Not sure what he's earning but he was a give away price. Brenda Rogers must be kicking himself.

I'd have liked us to take a punt on him at that price but he'd probably have sulked at not being in the first team. Surprised Celtic didn't get 20m for him.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 11, 2021, 03:30:13 PM
I wonder when the media will go back to the 'top four' rather than '(we must include both north London clubs) top six'?

EDIT: I already know the answer to this one, it's when Villa are 5th.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: john e on September 11, 2021, 03:34:59 PM
who can tell me what this is

De Bruyne
Foden
Mahrez
Stones
Sterling
Ferdandinho
Zinchenco
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 11, 2021, 03:36:12 PM
Man City's injury list?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: john e on September 11, 2021, 03:38:24 PM
Nope
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: sickbeggar on September 11, 2021, 03:39:04 PM
Players who haven't played yet?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: john e on September 11, 2021, 03:39:34 PM
The Man City bench today

Laughable isn’t it
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 11, 2021, 03:39:39 PM
who can tell me what this is

De Bruyne
Foden
Mahrez
Stones
Sterling
Ferdandinho
Zinchenco


The number of likes Joe has given to his new 'mates' on social media in decreasing order?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 11, 2021, 03:41:59 PM
The Man City bench today

Laughable isn’t it

He's a great coach that Pep.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on September 11, 2021, 03:43:39 PM
The Man City bench today

Laughable isn’t it

He's a great coach that Pep.

He is. It’s just a fairytale story.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 11, 2021, 03:43:55 PM
5 minutes until half time and not a single goal in any of the 6 PL games this afternoon.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 11, 2021, 03:49:30 PM
Bloody jinx, look what you've done now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: KNVillan on September 11, 2021, 03:49:44 PM
5 minutes until half time and not a single goal in any of the 6 PL games this afternoon.

You spoke too soon…
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 11, 2021, 03:55:39 PM
Bloody jinx, look what you've done now.

Better now than against us and RCF will no doubt be pleased to see the the ex-Sporting player get off the mark.

Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Goldie.7 on September 11, 2021, 04:08:39 PM
I wonder how many millions William Hill got took for with that Ronaldo goal? I put him scoring anytime at 5am this morning because the odds were ridiculously good. They were so good I went back an hour later and doubled up.

I might pop to the Chinese before 5:30 to celebrate another huge win.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 11, 2021, 04:15:30 PM
Bloody jinx, look what you've done now.

Better now than against us and RCF will no doubt be pleased to see the the ex-Sporting player get off the mark.

More action in the skies above Old Trafford than on the pitch.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Dante Lavelli on September 11, 2021, 04:18:21 PM
Bloody jinx, look what you've done now.

Better now than against us and RCF will no doubt be pleased to see the the ex-Sporting player get off the mark.

More action in the skies above Old Trafford than on the pitch.

Eh, what does that mean?

hahaha Newcastle equalise.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on September 11, 2021, 04:22:29 PM
Zaha has the face of an old man.

Probably due to the fact he always has his face screwed up in perceived anguish about his treatment from opponents and referees.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: KNVillan on September 11, 2021, 04:22:49 PM
Bloody jinx, look what you've done now.

Better now than against us and RCF will no doubt be pleased to see the the ex-Sporting player get off the mark.

More action in the skies above Old Trafford than on the pitch.

Eh, what does that mean?

hahaha Newcastle equalise.

Was going to say the same but Ronaldo has scored again
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 11, 2021, 04:22:59 PM
More action in the skies above Old Trafford than on the pitch.

Eh, what does that mean?

Maybe he was referring to this. https://m.scooper.news/kenya/2020/08/10/cristiano-ronaldo-owns-the-fastest-private-jet-worth-65-million-see-the-most-expensive-private-jets-owned-by-footballers/11240209
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 11, 2021, 04:24:31 PM
Or a plane banner regarding certain allegations.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 11, 2021, 04:27:32 PM
Or a plane banner regarding certain allegations.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-58528893
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Sexual Ealing on September 11, 2021, 04:44:12 PM
Dress me in double denim and Hi-Tec trainers. I love Wolves. I had a treble on draws (them, Brentford and Southampton) and cashed out seconds before they scored.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 11, 2021, 04:52:52 PM
I should have guessed Watford wouldn't have played like Brazil 1970 when I wanted them to win. ******.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 11, 2021, 04:55:17 PM
Oh Joe!

From the Beeb: What's he doing?

Jack Grealish is played through on the left. It's two-on-one but his touch is poor and he tries to curl it past Kasper Schmeichel despite Raheem Sterling standing completely free to his right.

Schmeichel makes the save.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Tayls_7 on September 11, 2021, 05:09:28 PM
Oh Joe!

From the Beeb: What's he doing?

Jack Grealish is played through on the left. It's two-on-one but his touch is poor and he tries to curl it past Kasper Schmeichel despite Raheem Sterling standing completely free to his right.

Schmeichel makes the save.

I'm loving the developing relationship between Joe and Sterling.  It's like they're trying to out petulant wanker each other. Mind,  I think Joe's onto a loser there.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 11, 2021, 08:35:20 PM
See Louie Barry still on the bench despite Ipswich losing 5-2 at home.Is it worth it?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Mister E on September 11, 2021, 08:41:30 PM
Zaha has the face of an old man.
Once again, he got someone sent off - in Tanganga's ear consistently after the yellow-card incident.
I don't often campaign a dislike for a player but Zaha is a complete tosspot.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on September 12, 2021, 12:03:57 AM
Juve yet to win, 1 point from 3 games. Below Venezia, who got their first win today and who have also played both Napoli and Empoli (beating the latter). Shame.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 12, 2021, 12:10:10 AM
My xG site of choice is telling me that tottingum hotspurs, with one of football's best ever centre-forwards, had a said xG in their first half today of precisely fuck all point nothing.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 12, 2021, 12:44:33 AM
Champions Sporting (read Aston Villa) held to a draw against the inbred from the north. 10 yellow cards 4-6 in Porto's favour, a red at the end for the blue and white animals who had one shot on target. And to think there are Plastics (Benfica) that think they can win the league. Dream on, suckers! Your president can't referee every game,

Mrs RCF was highly amused at dinner, windows open, as we heard 'filho da puta' screamed out every 5 minutes from the neighbours. Just like the Villa today, the ref was a clown. Robbed.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 12, 2021, 04:52:26 PM
Leeds cut open. 1-0 Liverpool Salah
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: VILLA MOLE on September 12, 2021, 04:57:22 PM
Leeds cut open. 1-0 Liverpool Salah

so good to watch dont you know
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: London Villan on September 12, 2021, 04:57:51 PM
Leeds being ripped to pieces at the moment.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: The Edge on September 12, 2021, 05:46:33 PM
More of the usual shithousery from Bamford. More of the usual ott Leeds wankathon from sky.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: SamTheMouse on September 12, 2021, 05:54:41 PM
Dirty Leeds living up to the moniker again, I see.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: charlatan on September 12, 2021, 05:55:42 PM
Was it really worthy of a red?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Kevin Dawson on September 12, 2021, 05:55:53 PM
Awful injury, but didn't look like a red card to me
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: charlatan on September 12, 2021, 05:56:12 PM
cock up deleted!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Scovilla on September 12, 2021, 05:59:36 PM
The way he fell let believe it was a dirty tackle yet can't be 100 percent sure.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: tomd2103 on September 12, 2021, 06:12:38 PM
Awful injury, but didn't look like a red card to me

Me neither.  The injury looked like it was caused more by the awkward way the Liverpool player fell.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Nev on September 12, 2021, 06:14:45 PM
It won't stop Bingo launching into some Wenger like moral speech about brutality in football being exclusively reserved for his players and how unfair it all is blah, blah, blah.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on September 12, 2021, 06:16:38 PM
Was it really worthy of a red?

Gary Neville said it was a red because of the damage it did to the opponent. But red or yellow cards should be given based on the foul not the injury sustained. I don't mind Gary Neville too much but in the aftermath of the injury he came up with another rather daft comment but I have forgotten what he said now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lsvilla on September 12, 2021, 06:17:29 PM
It won't stop Bingo launching into some Wenger like moral speech about brutality in football being exclusively reserved for his players and how unfair it all is blah, blah, blah.
Yep. SSN will be wall to wall coverage for weeks now about the Mighty Reds YNWA injury crisis and how unfair it all is.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lsvilla on September 12, 2021, 06:20:44 PM
Was it really worthy of a red?

Gary Neville said it was a red because of the damage it did to the opponent. But red or yellow cards should be given based on the foul not the injury sustained. I don't mind Gary Neville too much but in the aftermath of the injury he came up with another rather daft comment but I have forgotten what he said now.
I took it to mean that was why a red was given rather than he thought it should have been (if that makes sense) - a bit like Son at Everton where when everyone calmed down they realised it wasn’t a red card foul. I doubt today’s will get rescinded but didn’t think personally it was a red - seemed the injury was caused more by his knee getting caught in the turf.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Flamingo Lane on September 12, 2021, 06:24:46 PM
Was it really worthy of a red?

Gary Neville said it was a red because of the damage it did to the opponent. But red or yellow cards should be given based on the foul not the injury sustained. I don't mind Gary Neville too much but in the aftermath of the injury he came up with another rather daft comment but I have forgotten what he said now.

TBF to Neville, I think what he was saying was that a red card was given because of the nature of the injury sustained, he wasn't saying a red card should have been given.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: dave shelley on September 12, 2021, 06:26:39 PM
Not long in, what happened and how bad is it?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: tomd2103 on September 12, 2021, 06:36:21 PM
Not long in, what happened and how bad is it?

Liverpool player was getting away and Leeds player came in from behind.  Legs kind of tangled and Liverpool player’s leg got sort of twisted under him.  Could tell it was a bad one immediately as Salah was nearby and immediately began signalling to the bench and the ref. 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Damo70 on September 12, 2021, 06:42:32 PM
I have seen it from a few angles now on YouTube and it is a clumsy foul from behind and his leg seemed to buckle from underneath him. It is hard to assess the injury but at worst looking at his leg it could be a nasty fracture. Hopefully it isn't as bad as it looked.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on September 12, 2021, 06:46:17 PM
the reaction of the players straight away made it clear it was a bad one - not sure the tackle was a red card though.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Edvard Remberg on September 12, 2021, 06:46:33 PM
Tackle from behind wins the ball, but the other leg connects to his calf and it "snaps" - clear break.

CAUTION - Not for the squeamish.
https://twitter.com/CampbellMUFC/status/1437096467873812489?s=20
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: luke95 on September 12, 2021, 07:13:23 PM
Interviewing the Leeds Chairmsn/owner now ..... what a load of bollocks they talk about Leeds ...ffs
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: dave shelley on September 12, 2021, 07:24:39 PM
Thanks all, that looks an an awful injury, I wish him a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Steve67 on September 12, 2021, 07:30:06 PM
Looking at the youtube video, the Leeds lad came away with the ball.  Not a red for me, but a terrible injury for a really talented young player.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ian. on September 12, 2021, 07:30:36 PM
From that Twitter clip it looks an awful challenge and he shouldn’t even of attempted it. It looks like how’s come from behind and gone straight through him with his foot high up. So that’s a few infringements in one challenge.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: SamTheMouse on September 12, 2021, 08:24:51 PM
It's a Ben Mee scissor special. There's no way for the tackled player to avoid injury. They need to start dishing out lengthy bans for this sort of thing.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on September 12, 2021, 08:31:48 PM
Agreed STM. Amazes me how people get so angry about diving but are always looking to excuse this kind of thing.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: eamonn on September 13, 2021, 12:08:54 AM
With regards to the game, I haven't seen Leeds taken apart like that since Bielsa sexed them up.

We both lost 0-3 this weekend, conceding a third in added time. In our case it flattered Chelsea greatly. In Leeds' case, they should have been six or seven down by then.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Flamingo Lane on September 13, 2021, 06:16:58 PM
Big Match Revisited on right now is Orient v Villa from 1975.  It's half-time, and I still can't believe we're going to lose this game.  I think BMR deserves its own thread.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 13, 2021, 06:18:51 PM
Blimey

https://twitter.com/kendallrowanx/status/1437126575716196354?s=21
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 13, 2021, 06:24:43 PM
The attempted clearance prior to the goal is Bertiesque.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Dave on September 13, 2021, 07:20:30 PM
Five defenders and two holding midfielders for Everton at home to Burnley.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on September 13, 2021, 07:37:16 PM
Five defenders and two holding midfielders for Everton at home to Burnley.

Is Dyche experimenting with a 4-1-1-3-1 and a false 9, or just by chance is it 4-4-2?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Steve67 on September 13, 2021, 07:43:34 PM
Blimey

https://twitter.com/kendallrowanx/status/1437126575716196354?s=21

That made me laugh.  Proper Sunday league, pissed as a fart type stuff.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on September 13, 2021, 08:02:38 PM
So had DCL got a broken toe then?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 13, 2021, 08:07:41 PM
Yeah, out for at least two or three weeks according to Benitez.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on September 13, 2021, 08:09:31 PM
Yeah, out for at least two or three weeks according to Benitez.

Then I shall wish him a speedy recovery from Sunday onwards.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Flamingo Lane on September 13, 2021, 08:42:29 PM
Well, this has been an awful half of football.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Flamingo Lane on September 13, 2021, 08:44:48 PM
And then the 43rd minute puts it all in perspective.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 13, 2021, 08:49:11 PM
Everton have been gash
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villafirst on September 13, 2021, 08:50:58 PM
Burnley are over physical as usual. Their CB's are roughing up Richarlison including the thug Ben Mee. Everton look really average.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: London Villan on September 13, 2021, 08:51:51 PM
Just worry about dacoure romping around our midfield.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ian. on September 13, 2021, 08:53:06 PM
Gray looks a cracking player for Everton. They need to get him more involved. Cash will have to be careful against him this weekend.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: The Edge on September 13, 2021, 09:07:00 PM
Burnley must be the only team who would surround the ref to protest after the ref gives a free kick against them following a full on rugby tackle from one of their players.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 13, 2021, 09:07:40 PM
Fucking thugs
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ian. on September 13, 2021, 09:08:55 PM
I hate Burnley, a right nasty horrible team. Hope Everton win this.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Stu on September 13, 2021, 09:09:30 PM
Fucking hell, Everton.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Sexual Ealing on September 13, 2021, 09:10:25 PM
I can't imagine a more uninspiring fixture than Everton Vs Burnley on a Monday night the week after schools went back. FML, as the kids say, and I'm not even watching it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ian. on September 13, 2021, 09:12:06 PM
Bollocks. Typical goal for them.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: SamTheMouse on September 13, 2021, 09:12:34 PM
Ben Mee, eh? What a ******.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Stu on September 13, 2021, 09:16:20 PM
1-1. Nice header.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 13, 2021, 09:19:39 PM
Pope was statuesque
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on September 13, 2021, 09:23:06 PM
Absolute worldie from Andros Townsend. 2-1.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 13, 2021, 09:23:16 PM
This is sort of game Everton wouldn't have won last season. Cruising it now, some turnaround as we know how tricky Burnley are to play.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on September 13, 2021, 09:23:22 PM
Gray. 3-1
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: The Edge on September 13, 2021, 09:23:32 PM
What a strike by Townsend. And we're going to need to shackle Doucoure on Saturday. Fuck me it's three now. Think I might turn the telly off
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Stu on September 13, 2021, 09:25:12 PM
Everton have turned this around, haha. Fuck off Burnley, bunch of dirty bastards.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on September 13, 2021, 09:25:31 PM
Absolute cracking goal the Everton 3rd. If they play like this they'll murder us. Nearly 4-1.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 13, 2021, 09:25:53 PM
Didn't see this coming.Gomes coming on did it
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on September 13, 2021, 09:25:55 PM
Fuck me Everton have gone from stinking the place out for an hour to sublime for 8 minutes
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: The Edge on September 13, 2021, 09:27:54 PM
Absolute cracking goal the Everton 3rd. If they play like this they'll murder us. Nearly 4-1.
Why? We played the European champions on Saturday and the scoreline absolutely flattered them. Good so far from Everton but let's not get too defeatist. Doucoure really bothers me though.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 13, 2021, 09:30:33 PM
I was only just saying to my family when it was 1-0 to Burnley what an uninspiring pair of signings Townsend and Gray are. I’m currently being derided. And rightly so.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Flamingo Lane on September 13, 2021, 09:31:08 PM
I've never seen Andros Townsend play like this, I thought he was a poor signing for them.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rory on September 13, 2021, 09:40:48 PM
Hope Burnley get relegated and stop stinking out the division soon. Cynical, sub-Allardyce, racist twats.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 13, 2021, 09:43:43 PM
What a strike by Townsend. And we're going to need to shackle Doucoure on Saturday. Fuck me it's three now. Think I might turn the telly off

Has he not played against us before? Sure we beat Watford when he was playing v them.

Everton had the start they needed under Benitez but they won four straight start of last season and barely finished top half in the end so long way to go.

We're unbeaten in four v them and generally match up well v them so think we'll win if we get the first goal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 13, 2021, 09:44:50 PM
I've never seen Andros Townsend play like this, I thought he was a poor signing for them.

He played really well under Benitez for six months at Newcastle but left when they got relegated so looks like the sort of manager he needs to play under as he was really poor at Palace for what they paid for him.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ian. on September 13, 2021, 10:04:29 PM
It was 1-0 Burnley when I turned it off. I couldn’t watch anymore of Burnley’s direct approach and dirty tactics when Everton had the ball. Fair play to Everton for fighting back against that lot.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rory on September 13, 2021, 10:10:35 PM
It was 1-0 Burnley when I turned it off. I couldn’t watch anymore of Burnley’s direct approach and dirty tactics when Everton had the ball. Fair play to Everton for fighting back against that lot.

Agreed, Ian. Well played Everton. Burnley can fuck off.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 13, 2021, 10:12:01 PM
I was only just saying to my family when it was 1-0 to Burnley what an uninspiring pair of signings Townsend and Gray are. I’m currently being derided.

Nah, you're still right!

Remember this time last year when we had a few weeks of 'why didn't we sign James (Rodríguez), sigh' posts. Soon faded, like his form.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Sexual Ealing on September 13, 2021, 10:15:52 PM
I was only just saying to my family when it was 1-0 to Burnley what an uninspiring pair of signings Townsend and Gray are. I’m currently being derided.

Nah, you're still right!

Remember this time last year when we had a few weeks of 'why didn't we sign James (Rodríguez), sigh' posts. Soon faded, like his form.

I remember that. The fella doesn't seem to post any more but I can't think of who it was.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rory on September 13, 2021, 10:38:31 PM
I was only just saying to my family when it was 1-0 to Burnley what an uninspiring pair of signings Townsend and Gray are. I’m currently being derided.

Nah, you're still right!

Remember this time last year when we had a few weeks of 'why didn't we sign James (Rodríguez), sigh' posts. Soon faded, like his form.

I remember that. The fella doesn't seem to post any more but I can't think of who it was.

I have a feeling it was more than one.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 13, 2021, 10:43:47 PM
I was only just saying to my family when it was 1-0 to Burnley what an uninspiring pair of signings Townsend and Gray are. I’m currently being derided.

Nah, you're still right!

Remember this time last year when we had a few weeks of 'why didn't we sign James (Rodríguez), sigh' posts. Soon faded, like his form.

You’re right and I’m right. It’s just my timing that’s a bit out.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 13, 2021, 10:52:18 PM
I was only just saying to my family when it was 1-0 to Burnley what an uninspiring pair of signings Townsend and Gray are. I’m currently being derided.

Nah, you're still right!

Remember this time last year when we had a few weeks of 'why didn't we sign James (Rodríguez), sigh' posts. Soon faded, like his form.

I remember that. The fella doesn't seem to post any more but I can't think of who it was.

I have a feeling it was more than one.
Indeed. I got pelted when I suggested that James was stealing a living on that one world cup goal.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: eamonn on September 13, 2021, 10:57:32 PM
Said it at the time, but for less than £2m Demerai Gray was a no-brainer. Would have mitigated/eased the pressure on Bailey and Buendia a little and given us another option instead of El Ghazi. 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 13, 2021, 11:03:49 PM
Yes but...after 10 games Gray will be back in playing with their under 23s. He has form.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: eamonn on September 13, 2021, 11:41:55 PM
I think he really means it this time.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on September 14, 2021, 06:50:48 PM
Louie Barry starting tonight for Ipswich Town.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 14, 2021, 07:40:31 PM
In the "Champions" League, Man United lost to someone's youth team with a 95th minute winner 😀
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: papa lazarou on September 14, 2021, 07:41:20 PM
That was fucking hilarious.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 14, 2021, 07:41:49 PM
Ha ha, young boys beat ManU at the Wankdorf.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: manic-road on September 14, 2021, 07:50:01 PM
Young Boys had 19 shots compared to Uniteds 2 according to the BBC website.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: VILLA MOLE on September 14, 2021, 08:01:47 PM
Young Boys had 19 shots compared to Uniteds 2 according to the BBC website.


It doesnt matter cos Ronaldo scored and that is all that matters
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Jon Crofts on September 14, 2021, 09:32:08 PM
Young Boys had 19 shots compared to Uniteds 2 according to the BBC website.


It doesnt matter cos Ronaldo scored and that is all that matters

Ronaldo you say? Never heard of her.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Pete3206 on September 14, 2021, 10:47:32 PM
Commentator on the Man U game "Terrible end to the match"

Don't you mean absolutely marvellous?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 14, 2021, 11:01:29 PM
Commentators and pundits are just fucking clueless about football fans.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on September 14, 2021, 11:45:06 PM
When did Ronaldo change his name? Every commentator I've heard has called him "Ronaldo-Who Else" when playing.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rory on September 15, 2021, 12:12:24 AM
Commentator on the Man U game "Terrible end to the match"

Don't you mean absolutely marvellous?

Did they really say that?

If Man Utd were playing War Crimes'R'Us Khmer Rouge Idi Amin Piers Morgan Third Reich Juniors FC I'd still want Man Utd to lose.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 15, 2021, 07:42:31 AM
Sounds like Young Boys absolutely battered Manure and finally got a fully deserved late winner
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: RichardBatchelor on September 15, 2021, 08:49:39 AM

If Man Utd were playing War Crimes'R'Us Khmer Rouge Idi Amin Piers Morgan Third Reich Juniors FC I'd still want Man Utd to lose.
[/quote]

I've had very similar feelings ...
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 15, 2021, 09:53:46 AM
Louie Barry starting tonight for Ipswich Town.
How'd he get on?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 15, 2021, 09:54:28 AM
Didn't score and they lost, to West Ham Academy.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 15, 2021, 10:07:28 AM
Can't see how this loan move is in any way conducive to either Barry or Villa.He's played what,68 league mins and about that last night.The team is fucking useless and yet to win.Bring him back.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 15, 2021, 10:10:51 AM
A cursory glance at an Ipswich forum when he signed revealed that they have loads of forwards and were unsure how he would fit in. Doesn't seem the most well thought out move.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 15, 2021, 10:25:53 AM
Or, maybe, he's just not that good.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: JD on September 15, 2021, 10:27:31 AM
We should bring young Barry back and then offer him on loan to West Brom  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 15, 2021, 10:46:12 AM
Or, maybe, he's just not that good.
Serious?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on September 15, 2021, 11:08:08 AM
He’s obviously very skillful, but physically he looks about 14, which is what I suspect is holding him back. Compare him to Ramsey who didn’t look out of place at all playing against Barrow. 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 15, 2021, 11:31:11 AM
Or, maybe, he's just not that good.
Serious?

I'll be honest and say I haven't seen a great deal of him but of what I have and the goal against Liverpool in the cup apart I'd say he's okay but nothing special.  Someone mentioned that there are a lot of forwards at Ipswich vying for a team place, if that's the case and he can't put himself to the front of the queue then his actual ability or what Ipswich are looking for, or his attitude, or, something else is holding him back. it may just be a case of, "is this player an improvement on what we've already got?" And, as others have stated, Ipswich might not be the loan he needs to develop him further.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 15, 2021, 11:31:52 AM
Or, maybe, he's just not that good.

Well, we aren't going to find out unless he plays occasionally. Every indication has been that he is very promising indeed.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 15, 2021, 11:36:06 AM
Well I think he's special.Magically special.
And I don't want his career mismanaged or curtailed because he's deigned "not big enough" or "outmuscled" etc..It's this thinking that has held back British football for 50' years
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 15, 2021, 11:54:51 AM
And I don't want his career mismanaged or curtailed because he's deigned "not big enough" or "outmuscled" etc..It's this thinking that has held back British football for 50' years

Exactly, that Messi fellow did okay despite his diminutive stature.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 15, 2021, 12:04:15 PM
Given that Ipswich are 22nd in the Third Division, maybe the manager is just an idiot? Either way, get him back and send him somewhere he will be used. Don't loan players to Ipswich again.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: PeterWithe on September 15, 2021, 12:21:44 PM
Bit of an eye opener watching the Barcelona v Bayern match last night, I understood that the former were in a dire financial position but not quite how much as they were well beaten by a Bayern side that barely got out of second gear. Barca seemed to be playing to the strengths of a big stump up front. They have got some cracking teenagers thougth who came on near the end.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Sexual Ealing on September 15, 2021, 12:58:03 PM
Don't loan players to Ipswich again.

Especially as we're still scared of them after 1981. If it had been three points for a win back then we'd still have won the league.The moral victory is undeniably theirs.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: eamonn on September 15, 2021, 02:57:43 PM
I had a minor to-and-fro on a youtube comments section with an Ipswich fan recently (not quite the hellhole that the Guardian's below the line comments area is, but not far off) about 80/81.

He went on about Ipswich beating us three times that season and their European and FA Cup adventures knackering them out, contributing to the collapse of their league form during the run-in. I countered with the fact that it was the final season of 2 points for a win and any subsequent season would have seen us even more comfortable winners. Add that to the number of local derbies we played which is often a leveller, regardless of a team's quality.

Not sure he was having it...but Ipswich don't have the league trophy on their list of honours either. It struck me that it must be how ManUre fans accuse us of whining about 92/93 - Steve Bruce, extra injury time, (legitimate gripes, surely) undefeated against ManYoo in three meetings that season etc. It's how you cope and rationalise it when you're the loser, I guess. 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 15, 2021, 03:04:37 PM
Not sure he was having it...but Ipswich don't have the league trophy on their list of honours either. It struck me that it must be how ManUre fans accuse us of whining about 92/93 - Steve Bruce, extra injury time, (legitimate gripes, surely) undefeated against ManYoo in three meetings that season etc. It's how you cope and rationalise it when you're the loser, I guess. 

Aside from 'Fergie time' can we also add Leeds chairman Bill Fotherby to the blame list?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LeeB on September 15, 2021, 05:37:50 PM
Not sure he was having it...but Ipswich don't have the league trophy on their list of honours either. It struck me that it must be how ManUre fans accuse us of whining about 92/93 - Steve Bruce, extra injury time, (legitimate gripes, surely) undefeated against ManYoo in three meetings that season etc. It's how you cope and rationalise it when you're the loser, I guess. 

Aside from 'Fergie time' can we also add Leeds chairman Bill Fotherby to the blame list?

Yes, what a mug. Phones up to enquire about Dennis Irwin, like they were ever going to sell him to Leeds, and ends up getting mugged for Cantona. Pillock.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: dave shelley on September 15, 2021, 05:41:18 PM
Unless I'm reading your post wrong Eamonn, Ipswich won the first division in season 1961-62.  Apologies if I am.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on September 15, 2021, 06:33:44 PM
Crawford & Phillips!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: dave shelley on September 15, 2021, 06:38:44 PM
And a winger by the name of Jimmy Leadbetter who looked older than the Pyramids. 
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Meanwood Villa on September 15, 2021, 06:47:00 PM
Their first ever season in the top flight.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 15, 2021, 07:27:31 PM
Sir Alf
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Percy McCarthy on September 15, 2021, 08:21:40 PM
1-0 Man City. Great corner from Joe.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Aldridge Villa on September 15, 2021, 08:32:50 PM
Own goal gives Ma City a 2 nil lead. Cue polite applause from all 4 sides of the Etihad.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 15, 2021, 08:36:03 PM
Stats that prove Southgate is a cock, John Stones has played for England 9 times since his last appearance for Man City. Yet there are a number of other very good English CB's who play on a regular basis for their clubs, including our very own Ezri Konsa who never get a look in at the squad let alone starting line up.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: PeterWithe on September 15, 2021, 08:48:28 PM
I can why they all rave about the CL, there was more atmosphere at our open training session
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 15, 2021, 08:55:32 PM
Still, scummy Real Madrid being below a team that is technically from Moldova is nice, even though it obviously won't last very long.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: richtheholtender on September 15, 2021, 09:04:57 PM
1-0 Man City. Great corner from Joe.



Never seen during his time with us
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: PeterWithe on September 15, 2021, 09:11:08 PM
I count 21 Leipzig fans
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 15, 2021, 09:12:30 PM
Surprising that, considering Red Bull's long and illustrious history.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: PeterWithe on September 15, 2021, 09:16:04 PM
Oh fuck it
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 15, 2021, 09:16:12 PM
Bollocks.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: olaftab on September 15, 2021, 09:17:53 PM
But it was Championship bottom end defending from Leipzig.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: RichardBatchelor on September 15, 2021, 09:19:18 PM
We only have to put up with this for about five years.

Imagine being an Everton fan see Rooney do this week in, week out for about 14 years ...

It's time not to care.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Percy McCarthy on September 15, 2021, 09:19:53 PM
1-0 Man City. Great corner from Joe.



Never seen during his time with us

When he first got in he hit a few good ones. I clearly remember thinking ‘fuck me we’ve found someone who can take good corners’. Soon went downhill though, granted.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Jon Crofts on September 15, 2021, 09:27:09 PM
Scoring against RB Leipzig is like scoring against Walsall.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Stu on September 15, 2021, 09:27:24 PM
rat scored a great goal for the oilers there.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: PeterWithe on September 15, 2021, 09:27:48 PM
Len Cantello is having a great game, just shows you age is nothing these days
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 15, 2021, 09:30:29 PM
Surprising that, considering Red Bull's long and illustrious history.

So it doesn't give you wings. :(
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on September 15, 2021, 09:32:06 PM
Our neighbours are getting rinsed 3-0 at home to Fulham.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ian. on September 15, 2021, 09:36:19 PM
That’s lasted well, their superb start to the season.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 15, 2021, 09:37:19 PM
Our neighbours are getting rinsed 3-0 at home to Fulham.

Losing 4-1 now despite Deeney scoring a penalty.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: PeterWithe on September 15, 2021, 09:39:01 PM
Some great football being played and the crowd react like it’s a vaguely competent performance from a chamber orchestra
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 15, 2021, 09:40:55 PM
Just to make us feel old, Paolo Maldini's son coming on for Milan at Anfield.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: paul_e on September 15, 2021, 09:53:59 PM
decided to watch Brugge vs PSG of the options available, de Ketelaere up front (wearing fucking 90) for Brugge was fucking brilliant. Never heard of him before but looks well worth keeping an eye on.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: astonvilla82 on September 15, 2021, 09:57:57 PM
According to a Birmingham fan on WM thier lot are some of the best in the world, give  me strength
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 15, 2021, 10:00:02 PM
Sporting lost 5-1 at home to Ajax with Haller scoring 4. RCF will be less happy than if he'd received a Metallica box set for Xmas.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villafirst on September 15, 2021, 10:37:38 PM
A great night at Sty Andrew's....
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rory on September 15, 2021, 10:57:42 PM
According to a Birmingham fan on WM thier lot are some of the best in the world, give  me strength

SHA or Fulham?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: astonvilla82 on September 15, 2021, 11:45:42 PM
Birmingham fan was on about the Birmingham support,
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rory on September 16, 2021, 12:14:06 AM
Birmingham fan was on about the Birmingham support,

Ah right. Wow. I guess they need to cling to something.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Pete3206 on September 16, 2021, 12:32:58 AM
Fair play to Man City, I hope they get to the final.

And then lose again.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: OzVilla on September 16, 2021, 03:22:51 AM
Birmingham fan was on about the Birmingham support,

Ah right. Wow. I guess they need to cling to something.

Their hardcore support is just that and ,like all clubs, is very passionate and numbers around 12k.  The trouble is their transient support beyond that is utterly, utterly pitiful and always has been. 

For a big city club it's embarrassing yet they never seem able to grasp that......strange lot.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: eamonn on September 16, 2021, 10:14:21 AM
Unless I'm reading your post wrong Eamonn, Ipswich won the first division in season 1961-62.  Apologies if I am.

Did they? Never knew...but I was only referring to '81.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: SaddVillan on September 16, 2021, 10:20:48 AM
Fair play to Man City, I hope they get to the final.

And then lose again.

55,097
38,062
17,035
30.09%

Capacity of the Etihad
Last night's attendance
Number of empty seats
% of empty seats

No wonder they've increased the size of the perimeter advertising boards and reduced the number of seats.

The Emptyhad living up to its name?


Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Meanwood Villa on September 16, 2021, 10:41:30 AM
Birmingham fan was on about the Birmingham support,

Ah right. Wow. I guess they need to cling to something.

Their hardcore support is just that and ,like all clubs, is very passionate and numbers around 12k.  The trouble is their transient support beyond that is utterly, utterly pitiful and always has been. 

For a big city club it's embarrassing yet they never seem able to grasp that......strange lot.

12k is generous
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 16, 2021, 03:34:49 PM
Unless I'm reading your post wrong Eamonn, Ipswich won the first division in season 1961-62.  Apologies if I am.

Did they? Never knew...but I was only referring to '81.

Ipswich won the League in 1962, which was their first ever season in the top flight.

Think they struggled the season afterwards.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 16, 2021, 04:59:14 PM
Probably not helped by Ramsey agreeing to take the England job in October then not actually leaving until the following May. They went down the season after.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 16, 2021, 07:39:35 PM
I wish he'd stayed at Ipswich. :(
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pauliewalnuts on September 16, 2021, 08:12:39 PM
Aaah bless, Leicester fans with their wickle clappy things.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pauliewalnuts on September 16, 2021, 09:46:37 PM
Boom
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: lovejoy on September 16, 2021, 09:57:38 PM
Forza Napoli sempre, much the better side.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: steamer on September 16, 2021, 10:39:49 PM
Fair play to Man City, I hope they get to the final.

And then lose again.
In all fairness if we had their results for the xyz number of seasons that the oil despots have been in charge what would our crowd have been ?
38,000 does not seem that bad

55,097
38,062
17,035
30.09%

Capacity of the Etihad
Last night's attendance
Number of empty seats
% of empty seats

No wonder they've increased the size of the perimeter advertising boards and reduced the number of seats.

The Emptyhad living up to its name?



Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: VILLA MOLE on September 17, 2021, 07:47:23 AM
Fair play to Man City, I hope they get to the final.

And then lose again.
In all fairness if we had their results for the xyz number of seasons that the oil despots have been in charge what would our crowd have been ?
38,000 does not seem that bad

55,097
38,062
17,035
30.09%

Capacity of the Etihad
Last night's attendance
Number of empty seats
% of empty seats

No wonder they've increased the size of the perimeter advertising boards and reduced the number of seats.

The Emptyhad living up to its name?





The money they have they could give those tickets away ,if they were that concerned
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Percy McCarthy on September 17, 2021, 09:38:09 AM
Fair play to Man City, I hope they get to the final.

And then lose again.
In all fairness if we had their results for the xyz number of seasons that the oil despots have been in charge what would our crowd have been ?
38,000 does not seem that bad

55,097
38,062
17,035
30.09%

Capacity of the Etihad
Last night's attendance
Number of empty seats
% of empty seats

No wonder they've increased the size of the perimeter advertising boards and reduced the number of seats.

The Emptyhad living up to its name?





The money they have they could give those tickets away ,if they were that concerned

I think they do give thousands away as it is.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 17, 2021, 09:44:00 AM
The competition Tottenham are in...It's not the Europa League but something else.  If they succeed do they go into the Europa or is it a stand alone competition?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on September 17, 2021, 09:44:48 AM
I might be late to this particular jape, but last night a mate told me to type “empty seats” into google maps. Quite funny
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: VILLA MOLE on September 17, 2021, 09:49:39 AM
The competition Tottenham are in...It's not the Europa League but something else.  If they succeed do they go into the Europa or is it a stand alone competition?






not sure but it seems like we have gone full circle and now have 3 european competitions again
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: eamonn on September 17, 2021, 11:48:02 AM
It's a curious thing. On the one hand we can slag Citeh off for the empty seats, being nouveau-riche etc. but if we were to follow their path, and had a 60k stadium; would you want it a third-filled with tourists/"plastics" or lots of empty seats but a higher % of actual fans when we play a appealing-ish Champs Leage group game? The club would obviously prefer it to be full but the hardcore supporters...I'm not sure.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 17, 2021, 12:33:20 PM
The competition Tottenham are in...It's not the Europa League but something else.  If they succeed do they go into the Europa or is it a stand alone competition?

It's the Europa Conference League, a new competition that basically serves as the third tier European competition.

It is a competition in its own right running parallel to the other two European competitions. The final is in May in Tirana, Albania. Winners qualify for next season's Europa League, unless they have qualified for the Champions League via their league position.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Richard E on September 17, 2021, 08:13:18 PM
Derby are apparently going into administration.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Dante Lavelli on September 17, 2021, 08:15:36 PM
Newcastle v Leeds?   I’m struggling to care.  Actually we need a high scoring draw with Rafina getting a shedload (for FPL reasons).
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on September 17, 2021, 08:20:40 PM
Newcastle v Leeds?   I’m struggling to care.  Actually we need a high scoring draw with Rafina getting a shedload (for FPL reasons).

Judging by the first 20 minutes he's on for 3 or 4.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on September 17, 2021, 08:28:53 PM
Newcastle need to roll up their sleeves.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Flamingo Lane on September 17, 2021, 08:32:56 PM
I'm quite enjoying watching the Newcastle v Leeds game on Sky tonight, but am still a bit baffled as to why it should have taken the commentator almost five minutes of the game before being able to come up with a reason to mention Christiano Ronaldo.  Must do better.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on September 17, 2021, 08:34:22 PM
Bruce wasn’t very happy about being asked if he went on holiday during the international break apparently.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Dante Lavelli on September 17, 2021, 08:42:06 PM
Bruce wasn’t very happy about being asked if he went on holiday during the international break apparently.

Did he?
Assuming yes, it kinda sums him up.  Just not prepared to push himself or squad to see what they could achieve.  His greatest talent is not rocking the boat and keeping things stable.  Consequently, two years later you realise you’ve slowly drifted miles off course.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on September 17, 2021, 08:45:13 PM
ASM does something brilliant whenever I end up watching Newcastle on TV.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: CT on September 17, 2021, 08:49:40 PM
Been a good game!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on September 17, 2021, 08:49:57 PM
This is fucking hilarious, neither club can be arsed defending.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on September 17, 2021, 08:50:05 PM
A cracking game so far
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on September 17, 2021, 08:50:11 PM
Terrific game
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Meanwood Villa on September 17, 2021, 08:51:09 PM
How did Leeds not score there?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: paul_e on September 17, 2021, 08:51:51 PM
I don't think Saint-Maximin is as good as some people suggest but in this team he stands out because Newcastle are fucking shit, they're circling the drain just like we were under Lambert.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on September 17, 2021, 08:55:43 PM
Sky had the knives out for Bruce tonight prematch. Its lucky for them Leeds can't defend.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Clampy on September 17, 2021, 08:55:55 PM
It's been really good, really watchable. Could and possibly should be 3-3.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Abbeyfealeavfc on September 17, 2021, 08:57:02 PM
Edited
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on September 17, 2021, 10:15:09 PM
There was a somewhat bizarre moment in tonight’s match. During a break in play Ritchie came over to the dugout for a drink and instructions. He stood there while Bruce gave him the benefit of his wisdom, and at the same time Bruce’s assistant (Graeme Jones?) was also giving him instructions. Goodness only knows what Ritchie made of it.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: john e on September 17, 2021, 10:33:44 PM
Thought Newcastle were the better side on the night
Saint maximum is to them what Grealish was to us best player on the pitch by a mile

Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on September 18, 2021, 12:58:36 PM
Wolves 0 Brentford 0 penalty to the bees.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on September 18, 2021, 12:59:09 PM
1 nil to the Bees
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: devilla on September 18, 2021, 01:03:59 PM
Good game this.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on September 18, 2021, 01:05:49 PM
Oh dear 2 nil Brentford
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on September 18, 2021, 01:20:48 PM
Wolves have been pathetic in both penalty boxes.
Brentford have been superb - no chance they'll be in relegation trouble this season.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 18, 2021, 01:20:55 PM
Wolves look dead.The only way they're coming back is if Brentford tire
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on September 18, 2021, 01:23:09 PM
Good effort from Traore that hit the bar, but apart from that Wolves haven't looked like scoring.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Pat Mustard on September 18, 2021, 01:47:38 PM
Brentford are a decent team, but they’re also a bunch of absolute time-wasting shithouses.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: john2710 on September 18, 2021, 01:48:13 PM
Brentford are masters at general shithouse tactics & time wasting. But they'll be OK this season.

Traore is still shit.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: oishiiniku on September 18, 2021, 01:59:50 PM
I don't care if Brentford are plucky underdogs. I really dislike the way they 'manage' the game. Really cynical stuff.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 18, 2021, 02:03:01 PM
I don't care if Brentford are plucky underdogs. I really dislike the way they 'manage' the game. Really cynical stuff.

And when we were throwing away leads people on here were complaining we weren't 'streetwise' enough.

It's like certain players, great if it's your team, infuriating if it's someone else's.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on September 18, 2021, 02:10:25 PM
Traore is utter wank, 3 times in 10 minutes he massively over hit crosses from the right.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: oishiiniku on September 18, 2021, 02:11:05 PM
It makes it worse when it's Pontus Jansson going down at every opportunity. What a knob.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on September 18, 2021, 02:14:16 PM
Traore couldn't cross a road.

Wolves boss is doing a Lambert - there's a bout 6 forwards on - Brentford will just outnumber them in midfield now and coast through the last ten.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 18, 2021, 02:28:54 PM
Not one shot on target at home for Wolves.
Could well sink
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on September 18, 2021, 02:33:46 PM
Thomas Frank doing a very good job at Brentford so far.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on September 18, 2021, 02:37:49 PM
Not one shot on target at home for Wolves.
Could well sink
shame.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 18, 2021, 03:07:12 PM
Traore couldn't cross a road.

Wolves boss is doing a Lambert - there's a bout 6 forwards on - Brentford will just outnumber them in midfield now and coast through the last ten.

To think Bruno Lage was being lined up to replace Deano last summer really scares me who has/had the ear of our board and decision makers.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: john e on September 18, 2021, 03:10:20 PM
Traore couldn't cross a road.

Wolves boss is doing a Lambert - there's a bout 6 forwards on - Brentford will just outnumber them in midfield now and coast through the last ten.

To think Bruno Lage was being lined up to replace Deano last summer really scares me who has/had the ear of our board and decision makers.

Was he
I thought Purslow favoured Dyche
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on September 18, 2021, 03:25:17 PM
Posh 1-0 Small Heath. Dean OG after a minute.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 18, 2021, 03:31:32 PM
Traore couldn't cross a road.

Wolves boss is doing a Lambert - there's a bout 6 forwards on - Brentford will just outnumber them in midfield now and coast through the last ten.

To think Bruno Lage was being lined up to replace Deano last summer really scares me who has/had the ear of our board and decision makers.

Was he I thought Purslow favoured Dyche

He may have done and there were certainly rumours coming from Burnley that we were very interested but Lage may have been Pitarch's choice. It was reported over here that negotiations between Lage and Villa collapsed the same day Pitarch left the club.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on September 18, 2021, 03:37:12 PM
Posh 2-0
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 18, 2021, 03:58:32 PM
Former Villa legend Henri Lansbury somehow not being sent off for Luton

https://twitter.com/tybracey/status/1439237157386866693?s=21
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on September 18, 2021, 04:11:58 PM
Posh 3-0 Massive working class Brummagems hahahahaha
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on September 18, 2021, 04:16:35 PM
Former Villa legend Henri Lansbury somehow not being sent off for Luton

https://twitter.com/tybracey/status/1439237157386866693?s=21
that's the highlight of his career
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: D.boy on September 18, 2021, 04:18:42 PM
Pen to Southampton
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on September 18, 2021, 04:19:10 PM
please score.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: D.boy on September 18, 2021, 04:20:56 PM
VAR doing its thing at mo
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: KNVillan on September 18, 2021, 04:21:55 PM
No pen & Walker stays on the pitch
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Bernie on September 18, 2021, 04:22:06 PM
VAR doing its thing at mo
Decision reversed 🙁
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: D.boy on September 18, 2021, 04:22:26 PM
Overturned, no penalty surprise surprise
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: KNVillan on September 18, 2021, 04:26:43 PM
Gary Gardner sent off for the noses… :)
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lsvilla on September 18, 2021, 04:28:43 PM
Another VAR decision for the ESL 6 at Burnley
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Reuben on September 18, 2021, 04:33:43 PM
0 shots on target for Man City
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on September 18, 2021, 04:37:10 PM
Man City should spend £100mil on a creative midfielder.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on September 18, 2021, 04:38:28 PM
Villa fan Gary Gardner gets red card for SHA
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Reuben on September 18, 2021, 04:52:17 PM
0 shots on target for Man City
Continue injury time til they get one
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 18, 2021, 04:58:35 PM
0 shots on target for Man City
Continue injury time til they get one

Pep justifying Man City fans reasons to stay away. 0-0.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Somniloquism on September 18, 2021, 08:46:41 PM
Just seen the Penalty that wasn't. Pen all the way, how they gave it as a foul against Walker or simulation I don't know. Forearm into the neck, legs across the player, not one touch on the ball. FA scared a wrong call will send Man Citeh into a breakaway league or deciding England Players can't be given red cards?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on September 18, 2021, 08:55:42 PM
Just seen the Penalty that wasn't. Pen all the way, how they gave it as a foul against Walker or simulation I don't know. Forearm into the neck, legs across the player, not one touch on the ball. FA scared a wrong call will send Man Citeh into a breakaway league or deciding England Players can't be given red cards?

Unbelievable decision. No attempt to play the ball at all, not even close. Walker doesn't even bother complaining to the ref after it happens. Scandalous.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 18, 2021, 09:03:22 PM
Norwich have lost their last 15 PL games
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villatillidie1982 on September 18, 2021, 09:17:07 PM
Norwich have lost their last 15 PL games
How do they always win the Championship easily and then do terribly in the Premier League? Other teams get promoted and cope. They have had a difficult start though.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: paul_e on September 18, 2021, 10:40:14 PM
Norwich are done, nowhere near good enough to stay up. If they can take the rest of the current bottom 3 with them it'll be like a enema for the league, Dyche's thugs won't be missed and if this is the final nail in the coffin of Bruce as a professional manager then that'd be fantastic for the game.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on September 18, 2021, 10:43:10 PM
Norwich have lost their last 15 PL games

If you look at yo-yo in the dictionary, there will be a picture next to it of Delia Smith on the Center Circle. WBA do not like this.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: DB on September 18, 2021, 11:06:46 PM
Norwich have lost their last 15 PL games

If you look at yo-yo in the dictionary, there will be a picture next to it of Delia Smith on the Center Circle. WBA do not like this.

They should just agree to swap places every season, save a lot of bother.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: astonvilla82 on September 18, 2021, 11:51:55 PM
Keep Bruce , another reason to annoy the Geordies
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 19, 2021, 12:55:32 PM
Just seen the Penalty that wasn't. Pen all the way, how they gave it as a foul against Walker or simulation I don't know. Forearm into the neck, legs across the player, not one touch on the ball. FA scared a wrong call will send Man Citeh into a breakaway league or deciding England Players can't be given red cards?

Unbelievable decision. No attempt to play the ball at all, not even close. Walker doesn't even bother complaining to the ref after it happens. Scandalous.


Just watched it. Has anybody come out and clarified the decision?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 19, 2021, 01:37:17 PM
Just seen the Penalty that wasn't. Pen all the way, how they gave it as a foul against Walker or simulation I don't know. Forearm into the neck, legs across the player, not one touch on the ball. FA scared a wrong call will send Man Citeh into a breakaway league or deciding England Players can't be given red cards?

Unbelievable decision. No attempt to play the ball at all, not even close. Walker doesn't even bother complaining to the ref after it happens. Scandalous.


Just watched it. Has anybody come out and clarified the decision?
The fact that he overturned his correct initial decision needs questions in the House.Bizarre.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Proposition Joe on September 19, 2021, 02:24:54 PM
I think I'd like WHam to beat ManUre, but can they then please go back to being shite? There is nothing as funny in football as angry West Ham fans.

They should be 1-0 up but as usual the ball never goes in vs Solskaer's jammy team.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ez on September 19, 2021, 02:32:34 PM
United one nil up.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 19, 2021, 02:34:53 PM
United one nil up.


?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ez on September 19, 2021, 02:40:06 PM
1-1 now.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: thick_mike on September 19, 2021, 02:43:49 PM
United one nil up.


?

Precisely
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 19, 2021, 02:45:47 PM
United don't even seem interested in injuring Ronaldo. Sort it out, you twats.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on September 19, 2021, 02:49:08 PM
Bruno Fernandes is a moaning twat. Can't stand the ******.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on September 19, 2021, 02:53:05 PM
I'm sure Ronaldo would be offside by an arm if VAR was the same as the last two seasons. Atmosphere at West Ham ground seems so quiet.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 19, 2021, 02:55:05 PM
Just seen the goal. Has Fabianski ever chucked one in for us, the massive twat?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LeeB on September 19, 2021, 03:03:21 PM
Just seen the goal. Has Fabianski ever chucked on in for us, the massive twat?

He did a fairly good Scott Carson Hologram impression for Joe's goal when we stayed up.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 19, 2021, 03:16:37 PM
Was deflected, as I recall. Not necessarily his fault.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 19, 2021, 03:27:03 PM
If Pogba isn't booked for dissent there, what's a dissent booking?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 19, 2021, 03:28:29 PM
Some very Man U refereeing, here. We have this to look forward to.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on September 19, 2021, 03:29:48 PM
Wan-Bissaka has just commited the most blatant penalty foul you are likely to see.

Referee's verdict, foul for Man Utd.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on September 19, 2021, 03:30:25 PM
Wan-Bissaka has just commited the most blatant penalty foul you are likely to see.

Referee's verdict, foul for Man Utd.
I think it was given for offside - but if there wasn't any offside (I didn't see the replay) then AWB committed the foul.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on September 19, 2021, 03:36:41 PM
Ronaldo dives down the other end.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 19, 2021, 03:37:38 PM
Not booked, of course.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 19, 2021, 03:43:35 PM
And again...
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 19, 2021, 03:47:36 PM
Oh fuck off.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on September 19, 2021, 03:49:09 PM
What a goal Jesse Lingard
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 19, 2021, 03:50:03 PM
Ronaldo collapsing again.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on September 19, 2021, 03:51:00 PM
Hows that ****** not been booked? 3 dives in under 10 minutes
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Meanwood Villa on September 19, 2021, 03:51:23 PM
I'd forgotten he'd gone back to Man U and thought West Ham had nicked it
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on September 19, 2021, 03:52:23 PM
That's got to be a penalty
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 19, 2021, 03:53:52 PM
VAR gives a decision against Man U! And Noble fucks up the penalty.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 19, 2021, 03:54:19 PM
Mark Noble is wank.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Stu on September 19, 2021, 03:54:28 PM
Absolutely crap penalty.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: garyellis on September 19, 2021, 03:54:48 PM
Daft decision for Noble to take that pen
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on September 19, 2021, 03:55:00 PM
How many times does De Gea save them?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Meanwood Villa on September 19, 2021, 03:55:21 PM
I haven't got it on but Guardian live feed says "justice has been done"
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: andyh on September 19, 2021, 03:55:21 PM
What a twat thing to do..bring a sub on to take a pen.
Serves the fuckers right.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: London Villan on September 19, 2021, 03:55:31 PM
Moyes does a southgate.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on September 19, 2021, 03:55:40 PM
Ridiculous decision
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Risso on September 19, 2021, 03:55:49 PM
How many times does De Gea save them?

That's the first penalty he's saved in about a hundred years isn't it?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LeeB on September 19, 2021, 03:57:21 PM
Mark Noble is wank.

In your face Risso.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on September 19, 2021, 03:57:32 PM
How many times does De Gea save them?

That's the first penalty he's saved in about a hundred years isn't it?

I actually meant saves United. The amount of points he wins them is incredible when you think how poor they quite often are.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Stu on September 19, 2021, 03:57:59 PM
I haven't got it on but Guardian live feed says "justice has been done"

Brave Manchester United, a team that always has to play against 12 men.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Proposition Joe on September 19, 2021, 03:58:45 PM
I haven't got it on but Guardian live feed says "justice has been done"

Rob Smyth is a one eyed Man U fan though.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 19, 2021, 03:59:20 PM
How many times does De Gea save them?

First penalty he has saved since signing for them. Also, first penalty he has faced.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Meanwood Villa on September 19, 2021, 03:59:27 PM
I haven't got it on but Guardian live feed says "justice has been done"

Rob Smyth is a one eyed Man U fan though.

I suspected that may be the case
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: sickbeggar on September 19, 2021, 04:00:05 PM
What sort of Man u loving clod allows a sub to take a penalty with his first kick of the game?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 19, 2021, 04:01:24 PM
No problem with bringing a sub on to take a penalty, if he's a good player like Mile Jedinak. Just don't bring on a rubbish one. I'm sure Mark Noble has some uses. Maybe he's brilliant at plumbing or artistic dance. But he isn't a specialist at football.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LeeB on September 19, 2021, 04:03:09 PM
I suppose now they've had one given against them that's the quota met for the season/decade/millenia? Meaning next week will require Maguire to have strapped Watkins to a medieval torture rack before VAR takes a look?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 19, 2021, 04:03:36 PM
VAR will take a look, then award a penalty to Man U.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LeeB on September 19, 2021, 04:08:03 PM
VAR will take a look, then award a penalty to Man U.

They've gone back and seen that Martinez looked at Pogba recklessly the start of the move.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 19, 2021, 04:08:58 PM
I suppose now they've had one given against them that's the quota met for the season/decade/millenia? Meaning next week will require Maguire to have strapped Watkins to a medieval torture rack before VAR takes a look?

Most likely, maybe we should leak it that Ollie is Maurice Watkins' son and then he might get a decision.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: D.boy on September 19, 2021, 04:10:01 PM
After watching those cheating Manc tossers get biased decision after biased decision against us I will not watch them again.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: lovejoy on September 19, 2021, 04:16:03 PM
Just seen the Penalty that wasn't. Pen all the way, how they gave it as a foul against Walker or simulation I don't know. Forearm into the neck, legs across the player, not one touch on the ball. FA scared a wrong call will send Man Citeh into a breakaway league or deciding England Players can't be given red cards?

Unbelievable decision. No attempt to play the ball at all, not even close. Walker doesn't even bother complaining to the ref after it happens. Scandalous.

Exactly, it’s amazing even with VAR how the big teams still get the decisions. Beneteke unlucky not to get a pen at 0-0 yesterday too.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on September 19, 2021, 04:49:43 PM
Brighton 3rd!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on September 19, 2021, 05:17:31 PM
Spurs v Chelsea has been a hard watch.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: N'ZMAV on September 19, 2021, 05:19:24 PM
Boring
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Colhint on September 19, 2021, 05:31:58 PM
It made me laugh,

"Today is the first Zero carbon game, Tottenham only flew in yesterday"
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Deano's Mullet on September 19, 2021, 05:32:46 PM
It's been a dull game but as usual Sky are saying its a cracker
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LukeJames on September 19, 2021, 05:38:17 PM
Cracking header
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on September 19, 2021, 05:48:08 PM
Seems like a good half time talk from Tuchel.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: VILLA MOLE on September 19, 2021, 06:00:17 PM
It's been a dull game but as usual Sky are saying its a cracker

so is Radio 5 ??
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villafirst on September 19, 2021, 06:08:48 PM
Werner missed a chance set-up by Lukaku. Now there's a surprise! The guy is useless! Bosko Balaban springs to mind!
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ChicagoLion on September 19, 2021, 06:09:27 PM
What has happened to Deli Ali?
He looks different he runs different.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: andyh on September 19, 2021, 06:15:29 PM
Lukaku is just fucking brilliant.
Makes Harry Kane look like Scott Hogan.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on September 19, 2021, 06:17:14 PM
Spurs will struggle to give Kane away at this rate.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: garyellis on September 19, 2021, 06:20:15 PM
Call me biased but I think we put up a better show against Chelsea
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: pauliewalnuts on September 19, 2021, 06:20:35 PM
Cheers are a good side but Spurs in this second half have been pathetic.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Hookeysmith on September 19, 2021, 06:23:14 PM
If we can get something against red filth (I know) I fancy us against spurs
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Mister E on September 19, 2021, 06:42:37 PM
Cheers are a good side but Spurs in this second half have been pathetic.
Is that a pub side?  ;D


Nuno sides are always beatable, and he seems to have deskilled the Spurrrrrs squad.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Rudy65 on September 19, 2021, 06:45:59 PM
Michah Richards talking about a lack of desire from Spurs. Pot and kettle springs to mind
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 19, 2021, 09:52:40 PM
Ffs, Valencia.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ian. on September 20, 2021, 07:57:24 AM
I’ve just seen that penalty against and Red card against Man City on MOTD2, they didn’t show it a second time but I can’t work out why VAR overruled the ref?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on September 20, 2021, 09:03:37 AM
That Tüchel's a genius, who else could've foreseen that bringing in the best all-round midfielder might be a good idea.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: ChicagoLion on September 20, 2021, 10:10:36 AM
Michah Richards talking about a lack of desire from Spurs. Pot and kettle springs to mind
you could see Keane looking knowingly at Micah the twat when MR was trying to suggest that desire wasn’t the issue.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Somniloquism on September 20, 2021, 10:11:37 AM
I’ve just seen that penalty against and Red card against Man City on MOTD2, they didn’t show it a second time but I can’t work out why VAR overruled the ref?
Apparently he gave the decision against the attacker, so either VAR decided it was simulation or the first contact was the attacker on the defender. However as Walker threw himself across the player without touching the ball to then be contacted and actually elbowed the player in the back of the neck in his attempt to get past him, there was no obvious sign of either.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: john2710 on September 20, 2021, 10:20:16 AM
The Walker penalty certainly wasn’t a clear & obvious error that needed correction. So it should have stood.

Ronaldo ‘denied’ 3 penalties, although one of them was a penalty. You know they’re nailed on for a penalty on Saturday if we’re giving them a game.

Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Dave on September 20, 2021, 02:01:31 PM
The Walker penalty certainly wasn’t a clear & obvious error that needed correction. So it should have stood.

Ronaldo ‘denied’ 3 penalties, although one of them was a penalty. You know they’re nailed on for a penalty on Saturday if we’re giving them a game.

I imagine Fernandes, Pogba and Ronaldo will all be due one.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Dr Butler on September 20, 2021, 02:52:25 PM
Yesterday when J. Lingard came on the West Ham fans in the pub and at the Stratford Stadium were appluading him on to the pitch...and then hey presto he scores :)  and then the penalty that Noble had saved....

I so laughed...

UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: KRS on September 20, 2021, 02:53:13 PM
The penalty decision against Man Citeh being over turned was nothing short of a disgrace. I’m surprised Southampton didn’t protest more as it was as blatant as you’ll ever get. I have no idea why it was referred to VAR or why the ref decided to overturn his original decision when it’s as clear as day that it is a penalty…how can a “professional” ref decide that isn’t a penalty after viewing on the pitch side screen?! I could understand the red being reduced to a yellow due to double jeopardy but that was a clear and obvious professional foul. It’s situations like this that make it look like the officials are corrupt in favour of the Scab6.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: LeeB on September 20, 2021, 03:02:56 PM
The penalty decision against Man Citeh being over turned was nothing short of a disgrace. I’m surprised Southampton didn’t protest more as it was as blatant as you’ll ever get. I have no idea why it was referred to VAR or why the ref decided to overturn his original decision when it’s as clear as day that it is a penalty…how can a “professional” ref decide that isn’t a penalty after viewing on the pitch side screen?! I could understand the red being reduced to a yellow due to double jeopardy but that was a clear and obvious professional foul. It’s situations like this that make it look like the officials are corrupt in favour of the Scab6.

Jon Moss (Side) again. That's an amazing coincidence, is it not?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Somniloquism on September 20, 2021, 03:25:39 PM
The penalty decision against Man Citeh being over turned was nothing short of a disgrace. I’m surprised Southampton didn’t protest more as it was as blatant as you’ll ever get. I have no idea why it was referred to VAR or why the ref decided to overturn his original decision when it’s as clear as day that it is a penalty…how can a “professional” ref decide that isn’t a penalty after viewing on the pitch side screen?! I could understand the red being reduced to a yellow due to double jeopardy but that was a clear and obvious professional foul. It’s situations like this that make it look like the officials are corrupt in favour of the Scab6.

Jon Moss (Side) again. That's an amazing coincidence, is it not?

However he initially gave it and the red card. VAR called it back so which Citeh fan was doing that? I think the explanation of overturning something when no one can see any actual error (everyone on Sky called it a stonewall penalty) should be mandatory at the end of the match. My gut is they are trying to state the Armstrong went down before the challenge, in which case surely he should have been given a yellow card. But the view where he made his decision is the same main one Sky showed and the push from the arm in his neck, and the no touch on the ball so still a penalty in my eyes. Maybe Dave Shelley can give a refs eye to it?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: KRS on September 20, 2021, 03:40:33 PM
Everyone’s favourite Dermot insisting it was a correct decision on SSN…the corrupt biased prick defending his mates yet again for blatant bad decisions. Apparently Walker was coming around Armstrong, and it was Armstrong that kicked the back of Walkers leg. What an absolute joke.

The way I see it, Walker came straight through Armstrong, leaned on him and forced Armstrong to be unbalanced and stretch for the ball when he would otherwise had a clean shot on goal. Walker basically wiped him out, didn’t touch the ball and it is a clear and obvious penalty.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Somniloquism on September 20, 2021, 03:50:13 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong but I expect he defended the decisions initially called last year that VAR later admitted they got wrong. First contact was Walkers arm into the back / side of Armstrong's neck. I'm sure Sky decided not to point that out to Dermot. Not one contact of leg at that point. So I expect what he actually meant to say was Armstrong tried to headbutt Walkers hand so committed a foul.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: KRS on September 20, 2021, 04:02:08 PM
Dermot has a long history of defending his mates making bad decisions. Some of it has been so laughable (particularly when VAR was introduced) that the SSN presenters and co-pundits were actually laughing at him in disbelief.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: KRS on September 20, 2021, 04:20:07 PM
Last comments on this hopefully…

1. If that happens any where else on the pitch then it’s given as a foul to Armstrong, no questions asked.
2. If that had happened the other way around with either Grealish/Sterling/Jesus being brought down, then it doesn’t even get referred to VAR, the penalty stands and the red card stands.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: lovejoy on September 20, 2021, 04:37:38 PM
The worst decisions of the week were:
West Ham denied a blatant penalty (Wan Bissaka)
Brighton penalty when defender was being fouled by that snide Maupay
Disallowing the second Leicester equaliser.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Ian. on September 20, 2021, 04:46:27 PM
Isn't tackling from behind a foul no matter what? I thought that was the case years ago.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: dave shelley on September 20, 2021, 04:47:15 PM
The penalty decision against Man Citeh being over turned was nothing short of a disgrace. I’m surprised Southampton didn’t protest more as it was as blatant as you’ll ever get. I have no idea why it was referred to VAR or why the ref decided to overturn his original decision when it’s as clear as day that it is a penalty…how can a “professional” ref decide that isn’t a penalty after viewing on the pitch side screen?! I could understand the red being reduced to a yellow due to double jeopardy but that was a clear and obvious professional foul. It’s situations like this that make it look like the officials are corrupt in favour of the Scab6.

Jon Moss (Side) again. That's an amazing coincidence, is it not?

However he initially gave it and the red card. VAR called it back so which Citeh fan was doing that? I think the explanation of overturning something when no one can see any actual error (everyone on Sky called it a stonewall penalty) should be mandatory at the end of the match. My gut is they are trying to state the Armstrong went down before the challenge, in which case surely he should have been given a yellow card. But the view where he made his decision is the same main one Sky showed and the push from the arm in his neck, and the no touch on the ball so still a penalty in my eyes. Maybe Dave Shelley can give a refs eye to it?

Penalty, nothing more to add.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: DC1874 on September 20, 2021, 04:49:42 PM
That penalty revocation after VAR from Moss was disgraceful but then again the Mings incident last season was equally dodgy. When is an offside player not interfering with play? When he tackles the opposition player and sets up a goal for Oil City FC. Funnily enough both before then, and after, I saw nothing of the same ilk! Hmmmm, wonder why. . .
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Somniloquism on September 20, 2021, 05:26:20 PM
I've just found the link on Sky Sports of all Dermot's decisions and reasonings for the big incident. Yep, on initial review he only looked at the legs only and not the initial arm in the neck /back.

Verdict: Bad Referee

It was funny how he bent over backwards to say Ronaldo dived but didn't dive.
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but when I see Martin Atkinson's view I thought no penalty, because Ronaldo goes down way before the contact. He anticipates the contact, but goes down way before the contact is made
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 20, 2021, 05:42:29 PM
Isn't the defender getting his leg in front of the attacker and then the attacker going into it the very definition of most penalties?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Monty on September 20, 2021, 08:42:35 PM
Vamos Andalusianos, Granada one up at Barça, excellent. Also Napoli winning 2-0 at Udinese, could this be their year?
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: lovejoy on September 20, 2021, 10:56:25 PM
4-0, only 100% records left. Forza Napoli sempre.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Sexual Ealing on September 21, 2021, 02:26:41 PM
Bad day at the office right here:

Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: KNVillan on September 21, 2021, 02:37:32 PM
Bad day at the office right here:



Don’t think their first aid skills are up to St. John Ambulance standard…😳
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: Villa Lew on September 21, 2021, 09:53:54 PM
Everton out on pens
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 21, 2021, 10:00:43 PM
Scummy Leeds through. Boo.
Title: Re: Other Games - 2021/22