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messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Parkdrive 11 May, 2017 07:57

To be fair we've only been reminding you for the last 20 odd years

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by JohnL 11 May, 2017 10:22

Otta Wrote:
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> I hope for Spurs fans that they don't end up
> another Liverpool. Always the bridesmaid, several
> second or third places, but choke (or literally
> slip) at the key moments.


I'm relying on them to beat Hull next week.

and as a colleague said - last match, last season, lost 5-1 to Newcastle - on (what then became) St Totteringham day sad smiley

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by 11 May, 2017 13:50

Wrote:
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> Chelsea
> Man Utd
> Man City
> Arsenal
>
> It's like last season never happened
>
> Burnley
> Hull
> Palace


well 2 potentially right

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by red devil 11 May, 2017 14:07

red devil Wrote:
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> I don't think West Ham will do as well as last
> season because of the move. UP had a special,
> intimidating atmosphere, must've been worth 12-15
> points a season, can't see the OS replicating
> that.

Haven't found my top 4 predictions yet, but found this...

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by red devil 11 May, 2017 14:10

Jah Lush Wrote:
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> Woo! Finally got our man to take the pressure off
> Harry.
>
> [www.spursstatman.com]
> -statistics-story-behind-tottenhams-new-18m-signin
> g

And this one, Jah getting excited about the signing of Vincent Janssen...

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by red devil 11 May, 2017 14:17

Found them...

red devil Wrote:
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> This gets harder each year. Can make a case for
> half a dozen teams to win it, so I'll follow Jah's
> lead and go with my heart...
>
> 1. Man Utd
> 2. Man City
> 3. Spurs
> 4. Chelsea
>
>
> Relegated...
>
> Watford
> Burnley
> Hull

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Jah Lush 11 May, 2017 14:27

Jah Lush Wrote:
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> 1. Spurs (I can dream can't I?)
> 2. Liverpool (No European distractions)
> 3. Chelsea (Ditto)
> 4. Man Utd (just pip a disappointing Man City to
> 4th)
>
> Relegated -
>
> Middleboro
> Hull City
> Watford

Just found mine. Close but no cigar.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by red devil 11 May, 2017 14:47

Not playing in Europe does seem to have helped...

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Otta 11 May, 2017 14:48

Otta Wrote:
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> As I so regularly prove with my predictions, I
> have no idea. So ignore this completely.
>
> Liverpool
> Chelsea
> Man City
> Man Utd
>
>
>
> Sunderland
> Middlesbrough
> Burnley


2 of the bottom 3 right.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Parkdrive 12 May, 2017 16:21

Parkdrive Wrote:
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> 1.Arsenal
> 2.City
> 3.Chelsea
> 4.Mourinhos ego

Not my best prediction to be honest

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by malumbu 13 May, 2017 11:29

I've sat in the shed a few times as an away supporter. Had a nice chat with the Chels fans, who essentially said no problems mate, but just don't celebrate if you score - "We've been in the same position as you". Had a similar experience at Old Trafford where a bloke warned me at half time that the stewards would throw me out if they realised I wasn't a home supporter, and the prawn sandwich eating brigade wouldn't punch me but inform the stewards. I spent the second half having some good banter with this guy, particularly as he was from Bolton so I could rib him about about being a glory hunter.

Intersting to see what happended last night. Pay a grand to sit wit the home supporters, than get punched for the privilage of it. Not wishing to start a war, just hearing your views and experiences.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by maxxi 13 May, 2017 14:32

I did similar 4 years ago - sat with a Gooner friend at Emirates on opposite side of ground to the visiting WH fans and was just warned not to celebrate which seemed like common sense*. After an early temptation when we went ahead the tension eased as we lost 5-1. My friend(s) ribbed me as things unfolded and it became apparent to some around us that I wasn't a home fan but, as they were winning easily, they just found it funny.



*Though I reckon I could have tiptoed out in one of the silent periods!

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by 13 May, 2017 21:15

I have been in away ends a fair few times in London in the terrace days normally a good 500+ West Ham in the North Bank or Shelf or Shed in those days

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Alan Medic 14 May, 2017 05:42

I remember in the mid 80's going to see United play at Stamford Bridge. We were in a Chelsea occupied stand. A good reason to keep quiet became doubly so when Frank Stapleton approached the touchline underneath us to take a throw. Not far from us were a few guys whose origins/politics became clear when they shouted at Stapleton, *uck off you Fenian *astard.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Jah Lush 14 May, 2017 12:51

Gutted I can't be there today.


messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by malumbu 14 May, 2017 15:30

I meant to say a little more. In the good old days Exclaimation you were generally OK sitting with the home fans, but less so standing on the terrace. Now with all seaters the rough end, and the posh seats (OK there are now some very posh seats now) difference has generally gone. Although when I first sat in the shed I asked if this was wise - it's OK mate all the nutters are now in the Matthew Harding stand. Saying that there were clearly some old school in the shed.

In times gone by you'd sit in the 'posh seats' being able to be a little less discrete, and if you lost (which was the safer option) you'd get banter that went into ribbing.

Always a fun time at Fulham in recent years where there is no proper segregation in the away end and they even advertise some seats as being neutral. No bother although there was a chant at one time "Can you hear the neutrals sing". I was in thd old stand when Liverpool got a very late winnner a few years ago and there was a bit of an altercation. "Mate we have no problem with you being here, but don't stand up and cheer when you score". It was all very polite. As you'd expect at Craven Cottage.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Otta 14 May, 2017 16:04

Remember going to a Merseyside Derby at Anfield (weekday evening, 0-1 with 3 red cards). When Everton scored these 2 lads in Blue shirts jumped for joy in the Kop. I remember thinking they'd get kicked in, but it was all surprisingly friendly.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by 14 May, 2017 16:38

Well. I think that's what you call an already on the flight to Falaraki performance.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by red devil 14 May, 2017 21:22

Jah Lush Wrote:
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> Gutted I can't be there today.

You would've blubbered had you gone. Great to see some of the old players I remember from my yoof like Alan Gilzean and Martin Chivers...Glory Glory

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by 15 May, 2017 07:24

7700

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by titch juicy 15 May, 2017 09:50

Also gutted I wasn't at the Lane yesterday. I didn't have enough membership loyalty points and gave myself a budget of 400 to get a ticket online. In the end that would've paid for about half a ticket.


Still, some great memories from the 35 years i've been going and seen some amazing players in that time (Hoddle- the greatest, Ardiles, Mabbutt, Lineker, Gazza, Waddle, Ginola, Klinsmann, Sheringham, Ledley King, Bale, Modric, Peter Crouch, Eriksen, Kane, Alli).

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by JohnL 15 May, 2017 10:23

Swansea stay up smiling smiley smiling smiley commiserations to Hull, Boro and Sunderland.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Mick Mac 15 May, 2017 10:39

A few predictors seemed to be heart over head. We are all filled with hope at the beginning of a new season I guess.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by titch juicy 15 May, 2017 11:03

Mick Mac Wrote:
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> A few predictors seemed to be heart over head. We
> are all filled with hope at the beginning of a new
> season I guess.

I dunno. The bookies pre-season odds were like a lot of the predictions. They had Spurs as 6th favourites for the league, behind the rest of the top 6. They assumed that City and United would both improve under Pep and Maureen as we all probably did. They probably thought that Klopp, in his second season, would impress more particularly with no european football as a distraction.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Mick Mac 15 May, 2017 13:06

titch juicy Wrote:
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> Mick Mac Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > A few predictors seemed to be heart over head.
> We
> > are all filled with hope at the beginning of a
> new
> > season I guess.
>
> I dunno.

To win the league the predictions were:

RD: Man United
Otta: Liverpool
Jah: Spurs
PD: Arsenal

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by 15 May, 2017 13:10

Mick Mac Wrote:
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> titch juicy Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Mick Mac Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > A few predictors seemed to be heart over
> head.
> > We
> > > are all filled with hope at the beginning of
> a
> > new
> > > season I guess.
> >
> > I dunno.
>
> To win the league the predictions were:
>
> RD: Man United
> Otta: Liverpool
> Jah: Spurs
> PD: Arsenal


: Chelsea - no sentiment from me with those tossers

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Mick Mac 15 May, 2017 13:44

Wrote:
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>
> : Chelsea - no sentiment from me with those
> tossers


I left you off the list. You had the sense to ignore your teams title credentials.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by red devil 15 May, 2017 13:52

JohnL Wrote:
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> Swansea stay up smiling smiley smiling smiley commiserations to Hull,
> Boro and Sunderland
.

That'll teach the fookers for voting Brexit...smiling smiley

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by titch juicy 15 May, 2017 14:14

Mick Mac Wrote:
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> titch juicy Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Mick Mac Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > A few predictors seemed to be heart over
> head.
> > We
> > > are all filled with hope at the beginning of
> a
> > new
> > > season I guess.
> >
> > I dunno.
>
> To win the league the predictions were:
>
> RD: Man United
> Otta: Liverpool
> Jah: Spurs
> PD: Arsenal

Ah, apologies. I get you.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Otta 16 May, 2017 10:19

I usually wouldn't pick Liverpool, and won't this coming season. Last summer I genuinely thought we'd do better than we have.

Need a defence.

Need a lot of things.

NEED to keep Coultinho!!!!

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