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messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Mick Mac 26 May, 2017 10:53

Alan Medic Wrote:
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> Why can't the FA Cup Final kick off at 3pm?

Because the Scottish FA Cup is at 3pm. smiling smiley the oldest trophy in football. I'll be watching both, one after the other. BBQ for the first one and out for the second one..... not that I care who wins the English one, but hope that anyone but Chelsea wins it.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Mick Mac 26 May, 2017 11:00

Jah Lush Wrote:
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>
> I don't think we were missing anything. Chelsea
> had no European distractions.

I'm wondering which team, without European distractions, will win the Premiership next season?

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Jah Lush 26 May, 2017 12:50

It won't be Leicester.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by maxxi 26 May, 2017 13:26

Alan Medic Wrote:
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>
> Why can't the FA Cup Final kick off at 3pm?

Mick Mac Wrote:
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> Because the Scottish FA Cup is at 3pm. smiling smiley the
> oldest trophy in football.


Indeed - but if I were tempted to nit pick it should be added (thanks to The Scotsman) that it is only the oldest 'Association' football trophy as the Youdan Trophy (Sheffield Rules Football) is older and although no longer competed for it still exists.

And it's not the oldest Association competition either - which I think was the point of your answer to Doc's query - that would be the English FA Cup. So it Should kick off at 3pm. It really bloody should. smiling smiley



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messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by titch juicy 26 May, 2017 13:37

Alan Medic Wrote:
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> Mick Mac Wrote:
>
> > Apologies, but I had to get that in before
> > midnight. It's a shame no-one else posted in
> > support of this remarkable event.
> > It was nice to see BBC put the Glasgow 67
> > documentary on the main channel last night.
> Thanks
> > Alan Medic for highlighting.
> > Forever 67.
>
> I hadn't seen that particular documentary before
> and would highly recommend it. It has a charm
> about it. It can still be seen on the BBC i
> player.
>
> On a different note I'd be curious to know what
> Spurs fans here think they were missing that
> Chelsea had to win the league?
>
> Good to see Jose at least happy for once. It
> amazing that one game defined how good or bad the
> season was for him & United. If they lost it would
> have been considered not good enough, but winning
> it means it was a great season. I seem to remember
> him saying winning the Charity Shield was LVG's
> and not his trophy. Seems like he's taken it back
> now though.
>
> Why can't the FA Cup Final kick off at 3pm? It
> used to be the highlight of the year for me when
> there was hardly ever any football on TV. Too much
> football just dilutes what used to be a pleasure.


I don't think we need much either. Chelsea were a bit of a freak last season. Some might argue that we need another striker. I disagree. Son scored a bucketful this season and will likely improve again next. We know all about Kane and Alli and I truly believe Janssen will come good. He showed real signs of it towards the end of the season. Besides, we were the division's top scorers.

I think the only area we need to strengthen is perhaps in wide attacking areas. We did this last summer bringing in Sissoko and N'Koudou. Sissoko looks like being a big error and N'Koudou hasn't really had a chance to show what (if anything) he can do.

And if Walker leaves, which is looking likely, someone to cover for Trippier. There's a lot of talk about tempting Dani Alves from Juventus. I think that would be ideal for the European campaign and to have an experienced winner in the squad.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by 26 May, 2017 13:38

Mick Mac Wrote:
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> Im running my own thread here. Is there any limit
> the on consecutive posts?
>
> 50 years ago, this evening, Celtic were the first
> Scottish team, the first British team and the
> first non Latin team to win the European Cup.
>
> At half time in the final, Kenneth Wolstenholme,
> with Celtic trailing 1-0, stated that Celtic were
> fighting not just for themselves but for football,
> it was the best attacking team in Europe against
> the best defensive team in Europe.
> Style and attack prevailed.
> The local lads won out.
>
> Apologies, but I had to get that in before
> midnight. It's a shame no-one else posted in
> support of this remarkable event.
> It was nice to see BBC put the Glasgow 67
> documentary on the main channel last night. Thanks
> Alan Medic for highlighting.
> Forever 67.

Bloody hell - Celtic fans go on about 1967 nearly as much as West Ham fans do 1966 smiling smiley

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Mick Mac 26 May, 2017 14:31

maxxi Wrote:
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> Alan Medic Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> >
> > Why can't the FA Cup Final kick off at 3pm?
>
> Mick Mac Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> > Because the Scottish FA Cup is at 3pm. smiling smiley the
> > oldest trophy in football.
>
>

>
> And it's not the oldest Association competition
> either - which I think was the point of your
> answer to Doc's query


I said oldest trophy. Anyway, I'm hopeful, no expectant, that it will be our third trophy this year - we call that a domestic clean sweep - a treble.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Alan Medic 26 May, 2017 14:56

They are still unbeaten domestically aren't they? I'm seem to remember RD saying what the odds were of that happening some months ago. They were quite attractive if I remember correctly.

PS What happened in 1966?

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Mick Mac 26 May, 2017 14:57

Alan Medic Wrote:
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> They are still unbeaten domestically aren't they?
> I'm seem to remember RD saying what the odds were
> of that happening some months ago. They were quite
> attractive if I remember correctly.
>
> PS What happened in 1966?

We won the double - West Ham won sweet FA.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by maxxi 26 May, 2017 16:09

Mick Mac Wrote:
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> Alan Medic Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > PS What happened in 1966?
>
> We won the double - West Ham won sweet FA.

After winning FA and Euro Cup Winners Cups in successive years West Ham's leading lights saved their energies to help England win a little something - now if Celtic's players had only been as selfless then Scotland would have- no... no that's just being silly.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by 26 May, 2017 17:41

Mick Mac Wrote:
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> Alan Medic Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > They are still unbeaten domestically aren't
> they?
> > I'm seem to remember RD saying what the odds
> were
> > of that happening some months ago. They were
> quite
> > attractive if I remember correctly.
> >
> > PS What happened in 1966?
>
> We won the double - West Ham won sweet FA.

Come on 3 players, both goalscorers and the Captain....in case you hadn't heard

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Alan Medic 27 May, 2017 04:31

Alan Medic Wrote:
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> They are still unbeaten domestically aren't they?
> I'm seem to remember RD saying what the odds were
> of that happening some months ago. They were quite
> attractive if I remember correctly.
>
Looked it up. On Feb.20 it was 7/2 to be unbeaten in the league and win the cup.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Mick Mac 27 May, 2017 10:02

Scotland could have picked the Lisbon Likns team and won the World Cup but of course they didn't - they picked only 4 Celtic players and still managed to beat England the world champions at Wembkey. Not that I'm Scottish so don't really give a toss.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Jah Lush 27 May, 2017 13:54

Scottish Premiership football = one big club v eleven pub teams = no competition.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Alan Medic 27 May, 2017 19:51

Aberdeen made a game of it today. I think Rangers think they're a big club.
Well done Arsenal. I love seeing Chelsea lose.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by malumbu 29 May, 2017 23:11

Funny how it was 'anyone but Chelsea' on Saturday. Makes a change from 'anyone but Man U'

Anyway, ignore that, my point of posting was to congratulate Uddersfield on promotion - first team I saw in a league match the season they were last in the top division (1972).

Really didn't want Reading to go up, with their out of town stadium Just checked that McAlpine is less than a mile away from Huddersfield station, and there will be pubs too. It's poo at the Madejski. More importantly I am sure that Hudersfield will be more fun.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Jah Lush 29 May, 2017 23:58

I didn't bother watching the FA Cup final as: - 1. I dislike both clubs in equal measure. 2. I was pissed and couldn't be arsed to watch it as I was having too much fun.

Totally agree with you on Huddersfield Town's promotion.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Jah Lush 30 May, 2017 18:32

White Hart Lane. Coming along nicely.

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messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Mick Mac 31 May, 2017 09:21

Jah Lush Wrote:
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> Scottish Premiership football = one big club v
> eleven pub teams = no competition.

Nevertheless, a poorly managed team will struggle to put daylight between them and the opposition, as with the last two years. The margin shows how well the team has been managed this season.

And Celtic are a club with meagre resources compared to any EPL club. Having said that, if we qualify I'd be happy to see Celtic up against Liverpool or Spurs in the Champions League next season.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by JohnL 31 May, 2017 09:32

malumbu Wrote:
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> Really didn't want Reading to go up, with their
> out of town stadium Just checked that McAlpine
> is less than a mile away from Huddersfield
> station, and there will be pubs too. It's poo at
> the Madejski. More importantly I am sure that
> Hudersfield will be more fun.

pretty sure the Huddersfield trip was popular in the
Championship

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by maxxi 31 May, 2017 13:10

I only felt sorry for the hack writers polishing up their Schindler's missed headlines.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Mick Mac 31 May, 2017 14:20

Most days at work I get into a Schindlers Lift.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by maxxi 31 May, 2017 14:33

Mick Mac Wrote:
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> Most days at work I get into a Schindlers Lift.

This is some kind of truss?

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Parkdrive 01 June, 2017 12:15

Jah Lush Wrote:
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> I didn't bother watching the FA Cup final as: -
> 1. I dislike both clubs in equal measure. 2. I was
> pissed and couldn't be arsed to watch it as I was
> having too much fun.
>
> Totally agree with you on Huddersfield Town's
> promotion.
Yeah must be galling to have the best two seasons you've had for decades and still win nothing. It's happened again, Tottenham hotspur, it's happened again.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by 01 June, 2017 13:26

I thoroughly enjoyed the Cup Final - watched it with my son (his first - mine was Leeds Chelsea, anyone else with their first?). I was pleased Arsenal won, my son was a bit too pleased for comfort but still wore his Hammers shirt the next day

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by red devil 01 June, 2017 13:41

My Dad was a big Baggies fan so I must've sat down with him and watched the '68 Cup Final when they beat Everton, but have no recollection. I can remember the David Webb goal in the Leeds v Chelsea replay, and also Charlie George's winner against Liverpool the following year, but I think the first Cup Final I sat down and watched properly was Leeds v Arsenal in '72 when Sniffer Clarke got the winner...

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Mick Mac 01 June, 2017 15:35

Mine was 1977. Liverpool losing to MU. Not Happy. But four days later they beat the Munchies and all was well again.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by red devil 01 June, 2017 16:17

Lots of happy bunnies down our way...smiling smiley

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Jah Lush 02 June, 2017 10:01

First one I remember watching was West Ham v Preston North End, 1964. The Hammers coming back from 2-1 down to win 3-2.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by titch juicy 02 June, 2017 13:43

My first was '81. It's why I support Tottenham.

The morning after, I told my friend at primary school that Spurs had won the cup. He said, "no they didn't, Tottenham did". I put the silly little blighter right.

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