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Re: Football 2015/16
« Reply #100 on: October 04, 2015, 09:06:58 PM »
Unimpressed with Liverpool sacking Rodgers. Replacement lined up already, methinks.

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Re: Football 2015/16
« Reply #101 on: October 04, 2015, 10:09:52 PM »
Unimpressed with Liverpool sacking Rodgers. Replacement lined up already, methinks.
Did anybody have him in the Manager Lotto?
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« Reply #102 on: October 04, 2015, 10:10:52 PM »
I think Advocaat beat him to it, at least publicly.

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« Reply #103 on: October 04, 2015, 10:16:33 PM »
I think Advocaat beat him to it, at least publicly.
I missed him going. I see he jumped, which doesn't surprise me because he didn't really want the job at all. Also I think people might have lied to him about how much they were willing to spend on players.
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« Reply #104 on: October 04, 2015, 10:19:44 PM »
Agreed. I hope for his sake Dyche doesn't go to Sunderland. Allardyce seems the obvious replacement.

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Re: Football 2015/16
« Reply #105 on: October 05, 2015, 12:00:43 AM »
Agreed. I hope for his sake Dyche doesn't go to Sunderland. Allardyce seems the obvious replacement.
Alan Shearer just said he thinks Allardyce wouldn't go there without some changes in the club.
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Re: Football 2015/16
« Reply #106 on: October 13, 2015, 09:56:35 PM »
Well done Wales for qualifying for Euro 2016.
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Re: Football 2015/16
« Reply #107 on: October 14, 2015, 10:34:47 AM »
Well done Wales for qualifying for Euro 2016.
Indeed - well done.

What is slightly disappointing for the Welsh is that the competition has been expanded from its traditional 16 teams to 24 teams and therefore there will be some critics who will claim they only got in because of the enlarged format (and therefore easier qualifying tournament) but wouldn't have qualified under the old 16 teams model. Actually I think they would have qualified even if only 16 teams are in the finals.

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« Reply #108 on: October 14, 2015, 10:49:57 AM »
I agree. It's good to see N Ireland through as well - that is more likely to be due to the expanded format but nevertheless a great achievement for such a tiny country.

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Re: Football 2015/16
« Reply #109 on: October 14, 2015, 11:58:50 AM »
Well done Wales for qualifying for Euro 2016.
Indeed - well done.

What is slightly disappointing for the Welsh is that the competition has been expanded from its traditional 16 teams to 24 teams and therefore there will be some critics who will claim they only got in because of the enlarged format (and therefore easier qualifying tournament) but wouldn't have qualified under the old 16 teams model. Actually I think they would have qualified even if only 16 teams are in the finals.
They are second in the group which puts them in the top 18 teams. They have 21 points and several of the teams in second position have 20 points or fewer. On their performance, it is reasonable to say they would have got into a 16 team tournament.

The Republic of Ireland still has a chance of getting in. If they do, Scotland will be Billy McNo-mates and their supporters will have nothing to do except cheer on everybody who is playing against England.
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Re: Football 2015/16
« Reply #110 on: October 14, 2015, 12:16:38 PM »
It is very relaxing now, I don't even have to be chippy as I can rely on other people, in this case Jeremyp, to do it for me. I am not too disappointed with the outcome, only that loss in Georgia was a real blip. It should be a very interesting tournament. Even with the patchy qualification you still have to favour Germany, but there are a number of possible winners and lots of great stories. In honour of Norman Wisdom I will probably support Albania.

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Re: Football 2015/16
« Reply #111 on: October 14, 2015, 02:23:32 PM »
They are second in the group which puts them in the top 18 teams. They have 21 points and several of the teams in second position have 20 points or fewer. On their performance, it is reasonable to say they would have got into a 16 team tournament.
Nonetheless there will be people claiming they only made it because the qualifying tournament was easier. Probably the same argument will be made for a couple of other rather less common participants in major tournament finals, notably Iceland and Albania.

Those people may also fail to mention that some big teams failed to make the cut, even though it was easier - step forward the Netherlands and possibly Sweden.

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Re: Football 2015/16
« Reply #112 on: October 14, 2015, 02:28:35 PM »
It is very relaxing now, I don't even have to be chippy as I can rely on other people, in this case Jeremyp, to do it for me. I am not too disappointed with the outcome, only that loss in Georgia was a real blip. It should be a very interesting tournament. Even with the patchy qualification you still have to favour Germany, but there are a number of possible winners and lots of great stories. In honour of Norman Wisdom I will probably support Albania.
It is a shame that Scotland didn't make it, although I think it was a tough ask as it was as pretty tricky group.

It would have been fun to have had all four of the old 'home nations' at the same tournament. I don't think that has ever happened before.

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Re: Football 2015/16
« Reply #113 on: October 25, 2015, 07:55:04 PM »
COYI! Another win. Nice to see Carroll get the winning goal. I was optimistic at the start of the season but I never thought we'd be doing this well. Still another 28 games to go. Hopefully we can keep it up.
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Re: Football 2015/16
« Reply #114 on: November 02, 2015, 08:35:59 AM »
Good to see West Ham returning to form. :-)

Anyway, is it too early to start making predictions for the drop?

I'm going with Aston Villa, Bournemouth and Norwich.

The top is quite interesting. The winners will probably be Man City. Arsenal will be in there and I think Man Ure. However, the fourth place could be interesting. I would probably go for Liverpool.
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Re: Football 2015/16
« Reply #115 on: November 02, 2015, 08:47:45 AM »
There's nothing new about WHU beating big teams then forgetting what a ball is against the others. It's the West Ham way.  :-\

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Re: Football 2015/16
« Reply #116 on: November 02, 2015, 09:46:11 AM »
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Re: Football 2015/16
« Reply #117 on: November 02, 2015, 11:01:52 AM »
There's nothing new about WHU beating big teams then forgetting what a ball is against the others. It's the West Ham way.  :-\

We were bound to lose a game eventually. I didn't see the game but apparently Norwich played quite well. We've had such a good start to the season it seems disappointing but as long as we bounce back then it's a mere blip which even the top teams suffer now and then.
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Re: Football 2015/16
« Reply #118 on: November 02, 2015, 12:58:40 PM »
Good to see West Ham returning to form. :-)

Anyway, is it too early to start making predictions for the drop?

I'm going with Aston Villa, Bournemouth and Norwich.

The top is quite interesting. The winners will probably be Man City. Arsenal will be in there and I think Man Ure. However, the fourth place could be interesting. I would probably go for Liverpool.

Went to the Swansea game where we lost to Arse, felt the scoreline flattered them a little, great going forward though a little delicate at the back.

I think where the title goes depends a lot on how many games Ageuro plays. Nice to see a smaller club break the top 4, my money is on West Ham to do it!
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Re: Football 2015/16
« Reply #119 on: November 02, 2015, 01:27:35 PM »
Good to see West Ham returning to form. :-)

Anyway, is it too early to start making predictions for the drop?

I'm going with Aston Villa, Bournemouth and Norwich.

The top is quite interesting. The winners will probably be Man City. Arsenal will be in there and I think Man Ure. However, the fourth place could be interesting. I would probably go for Liverpool.

Went to the Swansea game where we lost to Arse, felt the scoreline flattered them a little, great going forward though a little delicate at the back.

I was pleasantly surprised by the result. We have a lot of people out injured and Swansea away is a game I always dread even with a full strength team.
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Re: Football 2015/16
« Reply #120 on: November 02, 2015, 02:34:00 PM »
There's nothing new about WHU beating big teams then forgetting what a ball is against the others. It's the West Ham way.  :-\

We were bound to lose a game eventually. I didn't see the game but apparently Norwich played quite well. We've had such a good start to the season it seems disappointing but as long as we bounce back then it's a mere blip which even the top teams suffer now and then.
Norwich?!? :o

It was the mighty 'orns' that put you to the sword at the theatre of (shattered) dreams that is Vicarage Road!!

Actually nice to see teams like West Ha doing well - although pleased their unbeaten run ended again my team Watford. Also starting to be quietly optimistic that Watford can stay up - something they have failed to do in their previous two single season incursions into the premier league.

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« Reply #121 on: November 02, 2015, 02:47:19 PM »
Of course! Doh!
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Re: Football 2015/16
« Reply #122 on: November 02, 2015, 03:02:16 PM »
Of course! Doh!
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Re: Football 2015/16
« Reply #123 on: November 09, 2015, 05:32:32 AM »
I have a theory about Chelsea.

I'm wondering if his treatment of the club doctor on the first day of the season caused him to lose the respect of his players.
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Re: Football 2015/16
« Reply #124 on: November 09, 2015, 01:31:16 PM »
I have a theory about Chelsea.

I'm wondering if his treatment of the club doctor on the first day of the season caused him to lose the respect of his players.

Yes, that occurred to me.  I also wonder if Mourinho is bored, as he tends to flit from club to club. 
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