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BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)

keberoxu 05 May 19 - 05:29 PM
peteaberdeen 05 May 19 - 06:11 AM
MikeL2 05 May 19 - 05:30 AM
keberoxu 04 May 19 - 06:15 PM
MikeL2 04 May 19 - 10:57 AM
MikeL2 02 May 19 - 02:47 PM
Steve Shaw 02 May 19 - 06:47 AM
beachcomber 02 May 19 - 05:20 AM
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Raggytash 01 May 19 - 04:59 PM
Jon Freeman 01 May 19 - 04:23 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: keberoxu
Date: 05 May 19 - 05:29 PM

Why does Partick Thistle have so many varied and different names?


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: peteaberdeen
Date: 05 May 19 - 06:11 AM

and the Jags.....after half a season in the relegation places we went to Dumfries for a crunch game with Queen of the South yesterday. it was a lovely day, met loads of friendly people and watched thistle cruise to the easiest win of the season - great fun and instead of facing the play-offs for relegation we finish the season 6th in the league. proving yet again - guilt and worry are useless emotions.

the only dark cloud being that it's such a long time til next season.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 05 May 19 - 05:30 AM

Hi Liverpool Had a bit of luck in beating a good Newcastle side so the sea-saw for the top place goes on. Pool hold top slot but that could change as Man City have to beat Leicester to move back up.

I am on my way to North Wales so will not be around here for a couple of weeks or so.

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: keberoxu
Date: 04 May 19 - 06:15 PM

You have got to love these team names, though:

Cherries, Canaries ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 04 May 19 - 10:57 AM

hi

Spurs lost 1-0 to Bournmouth.

Son was sent off.

Don't think their top 4 place in danger but will be clos.

Just getting ready for Newcastle v Liverpool.

Could be tricky. Benitez says there will be no favours. Hmm sounds fishy.

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 02 May 19 - 02:47 PM

hi

I watched the game and found myself cheering away for Liverpool. They played extremely well but as Steve said , Messi was in the right place and at the right time. He's a little magician, very difficult to mark and explosive when he gets near the ball.

Liverpool tried all they knew to at least get that important away goal but the luck and an impressive Barca defence held them off.

It will be a hard night for them to recover but hey....anything is possible .

I was impressed by Joe Gomez's return from a long absence through injury. He is a very good player and will give Liverpool a new perspective when he reaches full fitness.

As for the other semi, spurs will need to be at their best. Ajax are a very good team,

Have a good time in Italy Steve. I will be in North Wales for the week
But I will be watching both games.

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 02 May 19 - 06:47 AM

I do like watching Spurs. But Ajax are revolutionising football in Europe just now and I wouldn't fancy anybody to beat them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: beachcomber
Date: 02 May 19 - 05:20 AM

Aw Steve, just when I was beginning to think that there was another folk music lovin', guitar strummin' Spurs' supporter here.
Wait, just wait until next week when the "Lillywhites" will put those young upstarts from Amsterdam in their places. Tulips ? we'll take a Champions' League Final place back with us, you'll see !


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 01 May 19 - 06:54 PM

I know, I know. But the footie from both teams tonight was stellar, which should be the point, setting tribalism aside. The difference was that the best footballer who's ever drawn breath was there at the right time in the right place, twice. Which is what he does. Jaysus, that free kick...

I'd fancy Liverpool to beat anyone by four at Anfield, but that won't do as they have to stop Messi from scoring even one. One can wish for heroics, but, and let's face it, an Ajax-Barca final will be one to salivate over. And, that night, I'll be on a restaurant terrace watching the sun setting over Mount Etna...


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Raggytash
Date: 01 May 19 - 04:59 PM

Ooops!!

I don't reckon on Liverpools chances now.

I don't think they'll win the Premiership either.

Yet another season of what might have been.

Still, if you're a Manc that supports Liverpool that's all you can expect or deserve !!!!

If it's any consolation I would have liked to see Liverpool prosper tonight.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 01 May 19 - 04:23 PM

I think that probably up to the age of around 15, I’d have said football was the best game but my interest waned. I probably hated rugby at 15 but there was a long later spell where I’d at least watch all the 5/6 nations I could as well as the World cups (and never did but at one time really fancied going to Lansdowne Road for a Guiness assisted Ireland Wales, I felt the atmosphere would be great…).. It seems ages since I saw any on tv but I thought Aussie Rules a fast and exciting game when I have watched it.

All to difficult to tell with someone who looking back now has wavered a lot and is sometimes (with exceptions such as at least keeping an eye on Norwich) not specially in love with any…

But I would say the most intriguing of sports is test cricket. Not when you get slaughters (although I started watching with the Clive Lloyd sides) but say Ashes 2005 where things are tight and there can be so many twists and turns. Shame none is on free to view these days.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Raggytash
Date: 01 May 19 - 02:50 PM

I did say FIELD sport MikeL, don't know if you've ever watched any Hurling but it is fast, furious and very, very skillful.

The players are all amateurs (they may get boot money) but put every ounce of effort into playing the game. It is rough, brutal at times, and a joy to watch.

** For our American cousins 'boot money' are monies left in players shoe's to cover expenses and not acknowledged by any authorities or the players themselves.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 01 May 19 - 02:35 PM

Hi

Now you two stop arguing every one knows that Rugby fans are rather more dignified and less needy. There's an old saying, with a lot of truth in it: “Football is a gentleman's game played by hooligans, and rugby is a hooligan's game played by gentlemen."28 Sep 2015

Right... I am just about ready to watch Liverpool play Barcelona in the first leg of the Euro Champion's League.

I am expecting a hugely entertaining match with two of the top three teams in the World.

I am looking to Liverpool to beat Barcelona or at least score an away goal to bring back as an advantage in the second leg.

So come Liverpool !!! ( this from a Man United Supporter.

Best of luck.

Cheers   Mike.

By the way I think that Basketball is the fastest game.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Raggytash
Date: 01 May 19 - 12:09 PM

Insult !!!

What a bloody insult!

Withdraw that remark Sir or I will take the piss unmercifully when Liverpool fail to win the Premiership and the title goes to city!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 06:55 PM

Well we are friends but I'm beginning to suspect that he's closet Yorkshire...


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: keberoxu
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 06:38 PM

Huh?
I thought you two were friends not fiends?


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 06:24 PM

Dammit. It's keberoxu. Sorry about that!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 06:17 PM

Don't listen to 'im, keberoxou. He probably went to one of them daft northern schools that deludedly "introduced" rugby in the sixties because they thought that that was what posh Oxford/Cambridge snobs indulged in. I mean, what sort of a game is it when you can only score by chucking the ball further away from your goal, and in which it pays to be as fat as a brick shithouse in order for you to collide with and survive a collision with another brick shithouse? He knows NOWT, keb. Tek ner bloody notice!

As a matter of fact, I have a feeling that I was in the first eleven that beat his school at cricket in approx. 1968... I knew there was summat up wi' 'im...


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Raggytash
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 03:42 PM

Utter bollocks from Steve there Keberoxu. English football is played by overpaid nancy boys who cry if they so much as break a fingernail.

Now proper sports such as Rugby (both creeds) Gaelic Fooball, Hurling (the fastest field game in the world are the games to follow. Australian Rules football is another.

And please note our sportsmen (and women) don't wear body armour!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 12:53 PM

You're missing out. It's the one and only beautiful game. No other sport comes close.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: keberoxu
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 12:34 PM

Too bad we don't hear from Eliza/Senoufou --
it must have been a big deal for her and her dear husband
when the Norwich Canaries had their breakthrough.

I know from absolutely nothing about this kind of football,
actually I don't know about the North American species either,
but it is entertaining to watch you all watching, as it were.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 29 Apr 19 - 02:49 PM

Hi Steve et al.

I watched Man ity in a pub filled with City fans. Many of the were biting their their nails as they watched Burnley holding on by the skin
of their teeth. They did not show much enterprize and the inevitable happened as They scored . Strange goal when picture showed it was millimetres over the line, Mind you they had a stone cold penalty yurned down.

The atched United and Chelsea. No classic here but a much improved performance made it look like they were going to scrape in until a howler by De Gea allowed chelsea to score a goal they had never looked like doing. Game finished in a tame draw.

This means that United will not get into top four unless a miracle happens. " Boo hooooo."

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 29 Apr 19 - 02:34 PM

Hi Jon

Nice little domestic image about the Norwich game.

I hope you all were happy with the promotion. I understand it would have been the cherry on the cake if they had won and avoided having a play off.

I am looking forward to seeing them next year. They should be a breath of fresh air .

Congratulations.

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 27 Apr 19 - 04:28 PM

And that's it! It would be nice to see Norwich finish top too but really getting promoted without the play offs is great.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 27 Apr 19 - 03:01 PM

We've got Norwich x 3 here.

Mum in the study listing to it on the radio, keeping out of the way of dad who seems undecided as to what he wants on his laptop and me keeping the occasional eye on the BBC text.

I hope Norwich do secure promotion today.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 27 Apr 19 - 11:12 AM

And wassup with Spurs, I ask meself...


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 27 Apr 19 - 11:06 AM

hi Steve

Liverpool 5 v Huddersfield 0.

Easy peasy. Some good goals but really had little or no opposition.

one down 2 to go !!

Cheers

Mike

PS, going to tune in to Norwich v Blackburn.

Surely Norwich will finally assure themselves of Promotion to Premier League


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 27 Apr 19 - 12:01 AM

Going back a number of posts… I’d not realised Bolton had so many problems and now see a game has been called off as the players won’t play any more until they are paid. I wonder what the repercussions of that will be?

The guy taking over sounds a bit dodgy too? Although this Wikipedia page weird. (Link given to what is at the moment the current version which don’t imagine lasting).


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 26 Apr 19 - 10:25 AM

Hi Steve

Only TEN !! lol

Surely Huddersfield are going to have a go ??

But I suppose ten is not impossible if Jurgen w winds up his players ready for an avalanche'.

Burnley on the other hand could pull a surprise. They will be wanting to prove something.

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 26 Apr 19 - 08:09 AM

We can only hope that Burnley will brutalise those poor little Citeh flowers...

Only kidding...though nothing should surprise us... :-)

I'd also like to see Liverpool get ten against Huddersfield just in case the season's finale comes down to goal difference...


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 25 Apr 19 - 02:46 PM

Hi Steve

I guessed you had got date crossed. Easy done....I often do it.

When you watched the Derby you will know that United tried very hard to stop a busy City team that always looked like they had the edge.

We gave a good display in the first half but Rashford was bundled by two or more every time he got near the ball.

Second half was different as City scored with a shot that David de Gea

should have stopped; A strangely jittery de Gea could have stopped the
second.

The rest is history City went to the top and need to win their last 3 games to win the Trophy.

Still hope for Pool cos I don't see them giving anything away.

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 24 Apr 19 - 02:44 PM

My last post was, of course, idiotic, Mike. For some reason I thought Liverpool were playing Barcelona tonight! I wondered why there's been no build-coverage anywhere... :-(

So I'll be watching the derby after all....


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 23 Apr 19 - 11:01 AM

hi Steve

I I know that many strange things can happen in sport** but
t after the last United performance I just don't see us helping Liverpool.
I may well be watching Liverpool v Barca. !!!!!

It's going to get exciting in the run in. You know, I just see City making it. But I will be shouting for " the Pool ". They deserve to win it.


** A young Amateur snooker player from Blackpool has just knocked
Ronny O' Sullivan ( word's top player )out of the first round of the World Championship.
First time as any amateur got into second round

Cheers

Mike

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 23 Apr 19 - 06:35 AM

I'll be cheering for Man U on Wednesday, Mike, though I'll have to watch Barça-Liverpool of course. Another ugly 45 minutes from Burnley. Job done, but let's see some actual footie from them next season...


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 22 Apr 19 - 03:02 PM

hi

I haven't been hiding since Man United's nightmare game against Everton . I have been unable to get in until now.

United were shocking with not one person trying. There was no organisation, no leadership and they didn't appear to be trying, unless there is a miracle that is the end of a top four finish. There is obviously problems in the dressing room.

I don't want to take away anything from Everton - they were far and away the better team with some delightful attacking play which brought them some great goals. I'm afraid it's back to the drawing board. I hate to think what will happen on Wednesday when we play City...

Liverpool earned a top spot with a fine display against a surprisingly good Cardiff performance.

At the moment it is in City's hands as long as they win the last few games they will earn the Trophy.

cheers

mike

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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 20 Apr 19 - 10:33 AM

Hi

Just watched the last chapter ( for this year) of Man City v
Tottenham Hotspur. This is in the Premier League and so is important to both sides.

It wasn't the thriller like Wednesday night but a good game to watch.

This time City took a lead from youngster Ben Foden.

This time City defence was tighter and so try as they did Spurs just could get the goal(s) they needed.

Some " spicy moments as both teams became more physical.


Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 18 Apr 19 - 11:21 AM

Hi
Like others here I was thrilled by the Man City/ Spurs game. It was the most exciting game I have ever seen and I have seen plenty.

City went all out from the start and were soon in front. Spurs hit back
and always looked confident in attacking City.

I thought City were unlucky with Spurs 4th goal. Surely from what they showed on VAR the ball was knocked in by a Spurs hand ?

That over; City fought back and appeared to have won but Stirling's late late goal hit the net. But no, VAR canceled the goal : this time quite clearly.

I thought City missed a trick By not substituting Company with John Stones.

His height and pace could have held off the last two goals.

I watched bits of Liverpool's game but they had it all under control.

Well done both Liverpool and Spurs.

Looking forward to the semies.

Cheers Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 18 Apr 19 - 08:38 AM

Son is suspended, unfortunately.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: beachcomber
Date: 18 Apr 19 - 06:26 AM

With you Steve. I was thrilled by the display put on by Spurs last night. What spirit and do-or -die, great. I think that , if Spurs have enough players left, they can beat Ajax who have a very inexperienced team though they are tremendous footballers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 17 Apr 19 - 05:14 PM

Well my God, what a night for Britain in Europe! Brilliant Spurs, brilliant Liverpool. Now what we need is a Spurs-Liverpool final. My two favourite teams!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 17 Apr 19 - 03:58 PM

I'd much prefer Ajax-Liverpool. Looks like we're through. Now for Barca...


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 17 Apr 19 - 02:25 PM

Hi Steve et al

Barcelona 4 - 3   - Man United 0 agg 4-0.

We were lucky to get none !!! After a promising start United had a couple of chances. But Messi scored a super goal followed immediately
by a shot which De Gea let slip to make it two nil......game over.

Barcelona cruelly exposed United 's weaknesses of which there are many.
Coutino scored which finished off United;

Tonight watching both City and Liverpool by leaping from one channel to another.

City Play Spurs and are one down. Liverpool have a 2 nil advantage aginst Porto. If both win they will be in the semi, and if they win them The final could well be City v Liverpool....now that WILL be a great game to watch.

Best of luck to Clop's crew.

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 16 Apr 19 - 02:41 PM

You have seen that indeed, Mike. But as soon as Ole took over we saw that positivity coming to the fore. Football at its best is fast-flowing, forward-surging stuff. The best matches involve teams who both know that the best form of defence is attack, even when you're 4-1 up. No slowing down, no time-wasting, no square possession tactics, no bus parking. We don't pay good money to see that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 16 Apr 19 - 09:30 AM

Hi Steve

Very True

But who do you think will be the happiest if City win the league and Liverpool miss out???.

We have seen a lot of shite at Old Trafford since Fergie retired. The
fans want Silver.......of course but they want entertainment too. City have played entertaining stuff for a few years now including this year . But they are going four the quadruple trophies this year.
.
I was in the pub last week and the City fans were just happy to see them win.

I agree about the cost to the fans, I am lucky that I can see United and City games free ( including being chauffered )due to some good friends who sometimes don't use their tickets. Mrs Mike gets to go some times but she gets into the restaurant and meets some well known players both past and present. She never knows who wins.!!!!!!

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 15 Apr 19 - 05:02 PM

Football fans pay mucho good money to go to games, and/or mucho good money to fill the coffers of Sky Sports and BT Sport (yours truly included). Top footballers and managers are rich beyond all dreams. The very least we expect in return is entertainment. Liverpool, with all their flaws, thrillingly keep us on the edges of our seats for the whole ninety minutes. What I get from watching City games is amazing yet boring tactics and a few fabulous cameos from two or three star players, Aguero, Sterling and De Bruyne. The good bits are glittering jewels in a crock of shite entertainment-wise. I know which I prefer.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 15 Apr 19 - 11:04 AM

hi steve

I agree with you about the difference in the two approaches by the two top sides.

From a purely spectators' view, there was no doubt about which game was the best to watch....Liverpool.

But from a perspective of winning the League and other trophies, City played to economise on effort for the players and of course to try to avoid injuries and suspensions.

I would say that City controlled their game in a very clever way
after they had taken an early lead.

Liverpool played a much more physical game and Chelsea responded to make it a very watchable game. The highlight was the display of diving by Salah and Hazard !!!! lol

And yet again I was thrilled to watch Salah as he scored that fantastic goal ....fantastic in the way he scored it but also by the fact that he did it at the time when Chelsea were beginning to look dangerous. This goal knocked the stuffing out of them.

The other highlight for me was Clop's reaction to mo's goal. I thought his arm was going to come off the way he tried to punch the sky.

All in all great entertainment. But I don'nt think the Liverpool fans were any more happy than City's ???
cheers

mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 14 Apr 19 - 06:41 PM

What a contrast between the City match and the Liverpool match. Watching City is like watching paint dry. The atmosphere at their games is often funereal. But the Liverpool game was fast, high-intensity and fiercely competitive all the way through. Liverpool brought out the best in Chelsea and it made for a great game, especially in the second half. The game was a credit to football and was an object lesson in how fans should be treated with the respect they deserve, in other words by being entertained.

And come on, Mike. That goal...!


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 14 Apr 19 - 09:32 AM

hi Steve

Yes a high point indeed....but the recipient didn't see the funny side.

Yes Burnley try as a man to wear down the opposition.

but I don't think that style and Sean Dyche go together. ........lol

Burnley are now safe so that's great by me.


Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 14 Apr 19 - 07:21 AM

The high point of the Burnley game was surely Barnes giving Bennett a sarcastic kiss on the nose, which got him a yellow.

At least Burnley look safe. I'd like to see them playing a slightly more clean and subtle brand of football next season.


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Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
From: MikeL2
Date: 14 Apr 19 - 06:51 AM

Hi

Man United 2 West Ha 1

We wus lucky !!! I have been rattling on about United getting hits by poor refereeing.

Well yesterday we got the benefit of two poor decisions which gave us two penalties, neatly put away by pogba.

We had turned out with a " scratch " side due to injury and suspensions and a little tactical massaging due to having to play Barcelona on Tuesday.

It was a game of 2 poor sides playing open games so although it was not a classic but is exciting.

United scraped out of jail which was hard on West Ham....but hey, we were due a bit of luck.

I also watched Burnly play Cardiff. Cardiff were once again subject to horrific referees. Two incidents in as many minutes saw Cardiff cheated .sic outof two penalties. This after a huge error which cost them the previous game. This makes them almost certain to be relegated
down to the second league.

Surely the Referee Society should be doing something about this.

Cheers

Mike


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