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Author Topic: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski  (Read 379572 times)

Offline Pete3206

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2025 on: June 01, 2023, 09:12:02 PM »
Sorry if this has been asked and answered already but will the US tour go ahead as planned?

Yes

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2026 on: June 01, 2023, 09:38:26 PM »
It absolutely is "are" and none of this fucking Americanised "is" bollocks.

And I don't care if someone points us at a 17th century grammar book which sets the precedence, and nor do I care what people said 100 years ago.

Sport teams = plural. Always.

It’s not Americanised. It’s simply correct.

Unless “One Aston Villa. There are only one Aston Villa”.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2023, 09:41:05 PM by Percy McCarthy »

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2027 on: June 01, 2023, 10:14:50 PM »
The same goes for 'gotten' too. Stop it!

I quite like "ill-gotten gains" existing in my mental dictionary.
I did say "gotten" and not "ill-gotten" so that's fine. :-)

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2028 on: June 01, 2023, 10:40:55 PM »
Besiktas are in the Conference as well as the winners of the cup final - Fenerbahce  v Basaksehir

Istanbul away anyone?

Great city.

I'm sure it is, I'm just not convinced Villa playing away there would be the ideal time for a first visit.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2029 on: June 02, 2023, 12:46:57 AM »
The dude doing the on-pitch interviews on Sunday looked about 12. Did a perfectly good job, mind.

He asked a couple of the players some awkward questions though which seemed a bit inappropriate given that he asked them in front of nearly 40,000 people.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2030 on: June 02, 2023, 12:50:31 AM »
The dude doing the on-pitch interviews on Sunday looked about 12. Did a perfectly good job, mind.

He asked a couple of the players some awkward questions though which seemed a bit inappropriate given that he asked them in front of nearly 40,000 people.

"You've got a sticky toffe pudding, do you have custard or cream?"

Offline CT Villan

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2031 on: June 02, 2023, 01:51:42 AM »
Winningest and Burglarized are two more for the list.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2032 on: June 02, 2023, 05:30:09 AM »
The dude doing the on-pitch interviews on Sunday looked about 12. Did a perfectly good job, mind.

He asked a couple of the players some awkward questions though which seemed a bit inappropriate given that he asked them in front of nearly 40,000 people.

"You've got a sticky toffe pudding, do you have custard or cream?"

He asked Ashley Young if he was going to be signing a new contract whilst the management team, the owners and AY's famuly were all on the pitch.  He then for some reason asked Matty Cash about the 'secret of his hair' when its been evident that he has had some 'issues' in that area.  Both players seemed a bit embarrassed really and it just didn't seem appropriate.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2033 on: June 02, 2023, 06:04:57 AM »
How will away tickets be distributed?

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2034 on: June 02, 2023, 06:57:02 AM »
While we're on about really annoying Americanisms....I fucking hate it when I hear that someone has "passed". It's passed away. When somebody says the Queen has passed I assume they mean wind not died. RIP your maj.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2035 on: June 02, 2023, 08:31:40 AM »
When we all go on a European tour many of us will get "pissed". This means we will have had a few drinks.

If we lose the game we will be "pissed off". We may also get even more "pissed" by drinking more alcohol. Teetotallers will not be "pissed" if we lose, they will be "pissed off" like the "pissed off pissed" drinkers. Never in the field of human interaction have I heard anyone from up my end using "pissed" to mean "annoyed" or "angry".
COYEVB!

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2036 on: June 02, 2023, 09:18:45 AM »
“Momentarily” in the sense of “in a moment” rather than “for a moment”.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2037 on: June 02, 2023, 09:28:02 AM »
I hope they sort out the draw soon because this could be a long thread if we are to fill it with linguistic quibbles.*
*This is McGrath's work though so...

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2038 on: June 02, 2023, 09:30:58 AM »
Winningest and Burglarized are two more for the list.

Burglarized is kind of funny though.

On the Villa-plural-or-not question - the club in abstract is singular ('Aston Villa is a football club in England') and anything related to the club in reality is plural ('Aston Villa have won', 'Aston Villa are trying to sign Asensio').

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2039 on: June 02, 2023, 10:01:38 AM »
The dude doing the on-pitch interviews on Sunday looked about 12. Did a perfectly good job, mind.

He asked a couple of the players some awkward questions though which seemed a bit inappropriate given that he asked them in front of nearly 40,000 people.

"You've got a sticky toffe pudding, do you have custard or cream?"

He asked Ashley Young if he was going to be signing a new contract whilst the management team, the owners and AY's famuly were all on the pitch.  He then for some reason asked Matty Cash about the 'secret of his hair' when its been evident that he has had some 'issues' in that area.  Both players seemed a bit embarrassed really and it just didn't seem appropriate.
Cringe moments.

But he does the ex-player interviews before games in the fan area outside the North and to be fair to him he's usually pretty good at them  Hopefully he'll learn. I think he's ok.

 


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