Monday, 3 September 2012

Kopping the Flak

Three games in and Brendan Rodgers is officially shite. That's the news I'm getting. It doesn't do to take an average team high enough up the table to require the services of a sherpa cos there'll always be some glory-hunting success-starved muppets waiting to dangle the BIG CLUB carrot in front of your ass's nose.

At present Roberto Martinez looks like the cleverest man in football. He's turned down Aston Villa - the benchmark for Big-Club-Mentality/Small-Club-Results - and that particular spitting cobra is being wrestled to the ground by an already ashen looking Paul Lambert. Martinez managed to duck the Koppite's job, and it seems clear he's dodged not so much a bullet as a fecking torpedo.

Let's remember what Rodgers took over for a minute - a squad of overpriced underperformers cobbled together in a spending spree that would have astonished Imelda Marcos. Rodgers couldn't give away Jordan Henderson and he must've tried.

Nevertheless Dalglish, whilst grunting through post-match interviews like a dangerously unmuzzled Highland Terrier, still managed to hustle Liverpool to two Cup Finals, win one, and almost claw back the other.

But their League form, coupled with King Kenny's preposterous handling of Suarez's racism - I still wonder what the hell Glen Johnson was doing in that Suarez t-shirt - meant that it was only right that Mr Incomprehensible should step aside.

Rodgers looked a good fit. He said the right things - as did Roy Hodgson - about this being a job that you couldn't turn down. He's got his way of playing and it's a style that had several TV pundits getting a tad Onanistic about it. (I'm sure Sam Allardyce watched it with incomprehension: 'Where's the big lad upfront, eh? And the other big lad upfront? And where's the big lad in midfield and the enormous big lads across the back? It's not football, that.)

Rodgers' second act was to pretty much bad mouth the lanky pony-tailed Geordie behemoth who almost rescued the FA Cup for them. Not only that but, fed by Stephen Gerrard's right boot - a foot second only to the right peg of the statue of St. Peter in the Vatican in terms of Scouse worship - Carroll leapt like a seaworld dolphin to power home a majestic header in Euro 2012 and it seemed that the lad had turned his world around.

Rodgers, though, didn't want him. There's me thinking that a bit of the old tika-taka (and saying that in a Liverpool accent leaves a helluva lot of phlegm on your keyboard) might be just that little bit of finesse that could make Andy an all-round international centre-forward but Brendan's not having it.

So the lad who had started to treat that £35 million millstone as merely a two-quid necklace from off the Bigg Market - a lad, moreover, that was on the cusp of acquiring utter cult status at Anfield - was on the A road to E Bay.

But you know what - who cares? He'll be bringing in a new man. A better man. An opportunist. A hanger off the back of the last man. A ruthless, incisive, lethal finisher. (Or he could bring in Borini.) But no, nowt. Clint Dempsey withdrew at the last minute and Rodgers has zilch on the bench to turn to. It's not smart, is it?

Nevertheless it is too early to judge. But for a horrid back pass from the Slovakian model for Munch's The Scream, Rodgers might already have the defeat of the champions under his belt. As it is the Baggies thumped 'em, with Suarez helping their cause with a display of wastefulness not matched since the laast time Prince William bought his wife a pie.

The home match with Arsenal must've promised much, especially given the Gunners' acquisition of another goal-shy duffer in Giroud. But Wenger's team were all over them, really. Diaby has spent his life doing second-grade impressions of Patrick Vieira but yesterday the lad was every bit of him with a bit of Yaya Toure thrown in to boot.

Cazorla is the main man, though. He's got that enviable feathery quality of a Silva or an Iniesta. He reminds me of someone (an emaciated Peter Kay?) but more to the point he cost the same as Joe Allen. Allen's a nice little player, typical of the Swansea team that we all delighted in patronising last year, but is he the hub around which Rodgers team can develop?

Of course we may be making too much of this lack of an out-and-out front man. Rodgers may be so enamoured of the Spanish style that he feels he doesn't need what we beer-swilling barflies used to call 'an old-fashioned number 9'.

Of course, Rodgers could always turn to the King of the Pinged Hamstring, the Traitorous Trafford Turncoat, the Free Agent everyone's talking about. Michael Owen? Welcomed back? With open arms or with firearms?

Whatever, there's a whiff of a manager already on the backfoot, a gaffer not entirely supported by just another bunch of detached American opportunistic owners. Henry has said he would never jeopardise the club's finances by sanctioning risky purchases but anyone who, having watched Fulham last season, wouldn't have coughed up £6 million for Clint Dempsey really doesn't know what they're talking about.

Meanwhile Dempsey has thrown himself into the wacky world of Villas-Boas (which translates as the House of Snakes, I believe). Martin Jol must be chewing through the filters of his Marlboro red-tops every time Tottenham is mentioned. Not content with sacking the bloke for doing a decent job, they've just nicked his midfield.

Thing is, I still think Villas-Boas has got the tougher job. It strikes me that no one really knows if he's up to much. His new job will be as demanding as the Chelsea one. He's got plenty of jostling egos at WHL. He may have better handwriting than the man he took over from (then again so does a rhesus monkey) but he doesn't come across as a bloke with a bedside manner. Plus he is getting full and frank support from Daniel Levy which is never a good sign.

There are new brooms everywhere but the ones who appear to making the best starts are the ones who haven't come bustling in with a radical agenda: Clarke, Laudrup, Hughton (notwithstanding the drubbing by the Swans) all seem to have given their teams a firm footing.

Footballers don't like change, apart from the loose variety that tumbles out of their Armani jeans of a Saturday night. It's one thing to get hold of a bunch of young 'uns and tell them this is the way it's going to be. It's another to convert some old lags.

In the long run, I reckon Rodgers will outlast AVB. But in their cases the long run might not even be the length of the home straight for a pissed-off Pistorius.




179 comments:

  1. Second, but I reckon the first anonymous had an unfair advantage - does his PC conform to the specifications laid out by the Tees Mouth Olympic Committee?

    Spider

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  2. Yeah, I was hoping you wouldn't mention AVB, Robbo! He deserves a chance I think. If he's shite, then he's shite. But a change from Harry was needed, and I'm happy for a period of transition to take place. AVB has already shown more tactical awareness than Harry and I think he'll come good. Signing Moutinho would have made a huge difference. Maybe a deal can be agreed in January if we still need him.

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  3. Similar sentiments about BR, Noel. First 3 results were shite of course, but not so much the performances, so I can wait out the transition. Seeing as the last bloke they had sent 100 mil on trash, I wouldn;t begrudge the Americans their reticence on spending another pocketful without seeing if BR is the man first (given his first signing was borini, they might plump in for Van Gaal as football director after all). We're definitely in for a mid table finish this season. Rome FC wasnt rebuilt in a season you know.

    As for current alternatives, Owen, Drogba, recalling Carroll - all equally good/bad alternatives depending on your perspective.

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  4. Citeh fan - wish RM decided not to mess about with our formation and play 433 - i'm sure more misery for pool would have been the outcome.

    Seriously though, how can BR try and can so many players in one go, change the system and sign 1 good player.... wouldnt a good manager work with what he had (carroll) and more subtly change the system. Ending up with no striker in the window is very poor management (he manages the situation afterall)..

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  5. Mismanaged transfer windows? Selling players before signing their replacements?

    Know what you mean mates.

    An Arsenal fan.

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  6. As a Chelsea fan, I will complain about... uhh... actually, at the moment, I think I won't complain. Give me a few weeks and I'm sure I'll come up with something. All we need is an injury to Torres (mental and/or physical) and everything falls apart. Or it doesn't, if it happens right before the January transfer window.

    Oh wait... we should have won the Super Cup. How could our defense look so porous? Terrible! If we had bought Falcao, Hulk, and (another) defender (who is supposed to be amazing but won't live up to the hype)...

    There, now I feel better.

    Oh, and this blog should be required reading for McNumpty & Co. If they know how to read, that is.

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    1. Who's the cute chelsea physio ?

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    2. Eva Carneiro (at least that's who I assume you mean)

      http://www.chelseafc.com/chelsea-article/article/919813/title/other-management-staff

      http://thechels.info/wiki/Eva_Carneiro

      Yes, I had to look that up; I wouldn't otherwise know.

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  7. In the unlikely event that you give a flying fuck wot I think on this topic I refer you to the last post of previous blog or to summarise

    "Brenda who?"

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  8. Good stuff Robbo. As a (cough cough) West Ham fan I can only say how delighted I am that we've borrowed the scousers best hope. Even better, the lad's still growing.

    It looks like Brenda has inherited Rafa's wardrobe and will probably be seen sporting a goatee as the rapid recession of his Anfield hairline begins.

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  9. Trots. It is a known fact that managers' hairlines recede at the same rate as the team they manage. Fortunately Brian McDermott - that's Bunsen Honeydew to you and me - never had hair to start with.

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    1. yes indeed Robbo and they'll be saying that about Owen Coyle two years from now! Bunsen also played the sherif in Hang 'em High.

      In other news.....John Henry is allegedly occupied pondering the fate of slumping Red Sox baseball manager Bobby Valentine which probably means that the LFC hot seat is safe until October.

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    2. Trott, I saw a bit of baseball news the other day about Josh Beckett and 8 others being traded from the Red Sox. He was the superstar pitcher there when they won the 'World' Series (2005 was it?), and then I saw Kevin Youkalis playing for the White Sox this morning on the TV. Has the team been completely disbanded or are the players not as good as they once were? I saw the Red Sox play the other day and I didn't recognise any of them. No Mike Lowell, Beckett, Youkalis, Big Pappy, JD Drew, Pedroia.

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    3. I hear the baseball news but don't follow it Noel. They're fucked for the season so they had a clean-out of anybody with a a sizeable paycheck that was wanted by somebody else.

      This probably freed up the cash for LFC to buy Clint. Oh wait a minute....

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  10. Hulk signs for Zenit St Petersburg for an estimated 47.5m. No doubt he's moved for the 'challenge'. So I guess Chelsea will have to go for Falcao then.

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    1. Somehow I thought Hulk would have been more expensive, and that if he was available for what Zenit paid, then Chelsea would have signed him.

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  11. Ha hasn't done anything since Rock Me Amadeus Noel.

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  12. vienna calling was reasonably successful.

    didn't realise he was dead though. No wonder he kept "ghosting through" the Chelsea defence

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  13. 80s pop tat at it's finest.

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  14. Indeed it was - making strange film themed videos it was one of those that had a gimmick so that everyone would remember it - An Austrian Spandau Ballet look

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  15. Sven-Goran Eriksson has been appointed technical director at Thai club BEC Tero Sasana.
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    At the press conference, he mentioned how he grew up being a Tero Sasana fan and it has always been his dream to be associated with the club.

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    1. Knowing Sven's extra curricular tastes, I'm sure he got a good deal AH. Paid in Ladyboys?


      Jedi

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  16. Robbo,

    not a word single word on Van Parsie showing up Rooney? strange.....

    Ps. i would like to stop posting as Anon, so any help button somewhere??...anyone.....

    The Clever Lad

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  17. Set up a google account as the clever lad and create a user profile on here and then attach your google account email to it.

    Very Clever

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  18. Here's what I don't get. I'm a Red Sox fan, so I know what the John Henry team has done to maximize the team's revenue, expanding Fenway Park (Anfield's twin) as much as possible, increased media presence, and endless tie-ins. So why wouldn't he acquire the one of the most popular and talented American players for a most reasonable price to boost the "brand" in the US? Dempsey/Liverpool shirts would sell like crazy here, way more so than any other team save Man U. That's revenue and coverage I would expect these guys would chase. What am I missing?

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    1. We're equally baffled over here too. I can only assume John Henry's been put off by shelling out megabucks for "quality England players"(choke)like Henderson and Downing but it makes no sense - it would be like trading your best hitter/pitcher and then failing to get a replacement. Maybe AH has some local info on why it all went tits-up but net result is BR is up shite creek minus a paddle.

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    2. Unfortunately I am based in the US as well, so not too much local info apart from what me mates back home tell me (most of which is probably rubbish). Apparently though, if you believe them, there was a lot of bad blood between Fulham and Liverpool owing to the former not being too happy about the latter turning CD's head. That coupled with the fact having done so, Liverpool did not make a bid till 9.59pm on deadline day kinda made Fulham try everything they could to not sell to LFC except for a crazy money. As Deadline Day progressed, Fulham realized LFC weren't getting anyone else and would be desperate, and LFC believing that Fulham had no other bidders for him and hence would have to sell at any price was pushing matters to an interesting point. At some point during this anarchy, Levy realized he wasn't getting Will.I.Am from Shakthar and swooped in for a cut price deal for a striker, leaving LFC with egg on their face. Had Spurs got their man in Willian, the shitheads in LFC believe they would've got CD for 4 mil. Of course, this could all be the local lunatic speaking for all we will ever know.

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    3. That sounds all too believable.

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    4. I second the notion. I think AH is on the mark tactically, but you are on it strategically-- I am sure Henry feels completely burned over the initial spending. And, as these fellows think themselves shrewd negotiators, they got their just desserts for stalling and low-balling on Dempsey.

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  19. It's simple. Henrys a billionaire fuckwit.

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    1. Au contraire, he is a very smart billionaire who knows exactly how to add more zeros to his bank account while running a profitable business. Its the fans who are the fuckwits to keep helping him do so.

      That being said, its never a bad idea to live within your means. Had Skrtl not committed suicide against Citeh and if we were sitting on 3 points instead of one, us fans would've been laughing off the dempsey debacle.

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  20. And so is Brenda.

    To make it obvious to everyone that Carroll had no future at Anguishfield must have wiped another £10 million off his already plummeting value.

    How can these people possibly know even less than me about business? I know fuck all.

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  21. Owen to stoke confirmed then. Thank heavens. Now I only need to worry about Heskey showing up at Anfield.

    Owen-Crouchy....would that be the biggest height difference between 2 strikers playing together ?

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    1. Owen, crouch, pennant, adam - fuckin hell..shocked that stoke didnt pick up Spearing and Hendo as well.

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  22. I think OK'ing 35 million/Carroll, 20m/downing, 15m/Henderson, 8m/Adam makes him a fuckwit, AH

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    1. Well, truth be told, he wouldn't have known downing from lineker last year. He did OK siging on Ayre, Dalglish and Commoli all of whom have done well in earlier lives so can't really blame him there. just didnt work out for any of them really. Surprised that Ayre has held on to his job.

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    2. The way Downing's been playing, I think you'd have been better off with Lineker! At least this kid Sterling seems to have something about him. In hindsight it was daft to let Carroll go on loan before Dempsey was in the bag because Fulham were then able to play hardball big time. I still think Henry is way better than the two jokers he replaced.

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    3. Gullet and fucks got shafted so badly on the deal that Henry had 100 million extra burnin' a hole in his pocket and as he knew naff all about what was going on and had a very limited time to get edumacated, he gave it to 'em to spend. simple.

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  23. Great headline.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19486989

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    1. Hahaha...looking at the picture accompanying the article, I thought a squirrel bit his balls.

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    2. Breaking News: Squirrel signed by Arsenal; Wenger claims his quick feet and round-object control skills will benefit team immensely despite one-directional head-down runs and injury proneness.

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    3. They also looked at Santi Casquirrela and Jonathan Walnutters to be their new tailisman.

      Of course, they did consider Joey Barton because he is nuts.

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  24. Del Piero signs for Sydney FC. Got to book my tickets for Newcastle v Sydney as soon as they come available. Legend of the game.

    And Contador takes the lead in the Vuelta. The boy is back.

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    1. Excellent work by the Spanish TV station not to be on air when Bert launched his attack.

      Still not sure about Bertie,the beef was contaminated is a little like the dog ate my homework.Plus his 2 year ban ended up only being about 8 months.

      From a racing point of view it was a fantastic tactic,especially as Purito seemed to be under the weather.He spent the rest day in bed it appears rather than riding.Should make Saturday's final mountain stage a cracker.

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  25. Brendan Rodgers: "We aren't too far away from a good squad... its only a mile if you cut through Stanley Park".
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  26. In terms of stupid spending, I thought PSG (the French Citeh) would come out on top. But no! Stand up Zenit St Petersburg. £50m for Hulk, and a possible £25m deal for Nani. Ludicrous!


    Jedi

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    1. No wonder they didn't want Arshavin back.

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  27. Is that a failed entry in the Highland Games Blogidy?

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  28. It's an obscure event in the highland junkympics, jacks, others include Finding the Vein, Chasing the Dragon and Shaking the Monkey

    The 100m Stagger is a hoot with the Scottish record standing at 3 hrs 4 mins, and that's for the first to start.

    William Burroughs reporting...
    A junky runs on junk time. When his junk is cut off, the clock runs down and stops. All he can do is hang on and wait for non-junk time to start.

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  29. BREAKING: Robin Van Persie suffers shoulder injury after carrying entire club for second successive season.

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    1. that's why Tony Pulis insisted that Michael Owen got himself a caddie.

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  30. Prediction: Moldova 1-0 England

    England take (and miss) nine penalties, conceding a goal on the ninth when Joe Hart stepped up to take the spot kick, only to have it saved by the Moldovan keeper, who, sensing an opportunity, booted the ball down field and into the open net since no English player had bothered to stay back.

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  31. do any of you Yanks know if the match is on TV over here? If so, which channel?

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  32. Slightly disappointed with the team. We are playing against Moldova, so why play Johnson,lescott, terry, gerrard, milner and lampard. really the Ox and Cleverly the only major difference from the Euro squad. Had cashley been fit even baines wouldnt have had his chance today.

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    1. nevermind the team AH, which channel is it on?

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  33. That should read

    Moldova? Shame. England!

    I want to kill that fucking band tho

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  34. England with more space than Capt. Kirk

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  35. thanks, please keep up the live commentary Blog, at least until AH tells me which fuckin' channel it's on!

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    1. espn3.com in Spanish - just in case you missed the reply above :)

      this time with link - http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index#

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  36. Ok trott.

    Dribble
    Cross
    Passpass back
    chip
    Out.
    Dwarf at back post seems to have lost fishing rod. Baines is it.

    Throwin
    Headwrestle
    Dribble
    Drivel
    Oh and look a large breasted naked woman on the pitch

    Goal kick

    Whistle

    Alien invasion!

    Martian football fans are eating the goal posts! Extraordinary scenes in piss pot east European backwater!


    Half time.


    Hope that helps trotter

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  37. oh, i did miss that, thanks AH.

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  38. thanks Blog, will you do a 1st half highlights show later please?

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  39. Do it now if you like....


    "dont bother"

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  40. Sorry I wasn't on in time to tell you about ESPN3; surprised it was on since ESPN lost nearly everything else. Maybe the replay?

    My prediction was close enough. Should have watched in Spanish, the English put me to sleep. Team, language, all the same this time around. No matter how talented a commentary team, that was never going to be an exciting match. Did get into it about the first pen with a chance to be right, despite the harsh award. Meh. Not nearly as exciting as watching Liechtenstein score against Bosnia-Herzegovina!

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    1. With a full strength team, we should always have been favoured to thump Moldova and that's how its turned out (what has happened to Joe Hart of late, seems to have turned into Almunia for some reason). That's why it was a good opportunity to try some kids.

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  41. Fantastic, well on the way to World Cup glory!

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    1. Just a few more miracles and you're there!

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  42. FA Cup today.

    Buxton away at Quorn.

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  43. Hope it's not Quorn in the pies now
    del

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  44. Bloody hell 3-0 down in 20 mins, and BLOG, you took the Pope from us

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  45. Sorry about the last comment, make it 4 in 28 mins, Evans, sort 'em out

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  46. and it continues 4-2

    Meanwhile, watching murderball, incredible these guys

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  47. 6-2.

    I'm not going near Burslem tonight.

    Do you think that Port Vale are using the same doctor as Lance Armstrong?

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  48. Buxton won 2-1 away at Quorn.

    Didn't quite make mincemeat of them.

    £3k prize money though.

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  49. Neither am I, I'll stick to the Reeperbahn

    certainly the Pope was on drugs, wheres BLOG when he needs to gloat/

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  50. I'm not one to gloat tone, but....

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  51. GET IN YOU BEAUTY!

    THE CHUCKLEBROTHERS WON'T BE CHUCKLING TONIGHT !

    TONE!
    MANCHESTER UNITED'S HOWARD WEBB!
    DUGGIE BROWN!
    JAMES MAY!
    WINDY MILLER!
    DAVID SEAMAN!

    YOUR BOYS TOOK ONE HELL OF A BEATING!

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    1. I knew a Wendy miller behind the bike sheds once,

      and not forgetting
      Lynne Perrie(Duggies sister)
      Justine Greening(Dave decided to move her sideways and downwards)
      William Hague(used to buy bottles of pop off his dad)

      last 60 mins 2-2, straws and clutching spring to mind

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  52. Mad Micky is a bleeding genius. PV is the most skin club in the league. We dont even have an owner.

    Premiership in 3 yrs

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  53. Evening all. How fucked up is is that the Egyptian web filter at work blocks Robbo from my work computer but allows me to access McNumpty? It's wrong, wrong I tell you.

    Colch

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    1. Don't read McNumpty! It will lower your IQ ;)

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    2. And I think as anyone who has ever read any of my posts oh here will tell you I can't afford for my IQ to be lowered any more than it already is. I think I'm right in saying that if my IQ drops by 5 more points I will officially be classified as pond weed.

      Colch

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    3. Aint nufink wrong with weed of any kind Colch.

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    4. If 5 points takes you to pond weed, 25 will bring you level with McNumpty himself.

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    5. If you have an infinite amount of monkeys and an infinite amount of typewriters they say that eventually one of them would write the complete works of Shakespeare. By my reckoning that means that if you had one monkey with a typewriter then within 15 minutes it would type something better than McNumpty manages.

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  54. In defence of McNulty (can't believe I've just typed that) he's not too bad.Typical of what the BBC want.It's the comment section that grates.

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  55. I think McNulty is just in it for the amount of comments that he can generate. His articles don't actually say anything - he doesn't offer an opinion, just regurgitates what he's heard other journo's say in the press rooms. He just writes what he thinks people want him to write, but only picks the topics that will get him 5 pages of comments, most of which are just Arsenal/Liverpool/Utd fans slagging each other off.

    What really annoys me about him, is that he only blogs on the national team or the 'top 4' teams. You'll never see him writing about Norwich, or Wigan, or Sunderland etc. because he knows that he won't get many comments on those blogs. Just easier to write about Arsenal not scoring in two games because they sold their best striker, and then letting the fans fight it out.

    He's just a typical tabloid journo.

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  56. Exactly.

    McNulty is needed because he says nothing yet types a lot of words that gets the trolls and comments flowing in.

    The man may be a nice bloke, as Robbo says, but so's our baker down the road.
    Both know nowt about footy tho.

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  57. Dear Mr Blatter,

    We don't do brown paper envelopes stuffed with cash but I think that we've proved with the Olympics that if you give us a chance then we can throw one hell of a world party.

    Yours sincerely,

    Great Britain

    (and Colch)

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    1. Dear Mr. Blatter,

      If GB and Colch don't want the brown paper envelope stuffed with cash, I'll be happy to take it off your hands. Any amount will do. Envelope needn't be brown. Also pleased to receive Champs League tickets. Or trophies. Will settle for Europa, but only with paid travel.

      Thanks,
      Stephen

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  58. I don't like or dislike McNulty as I've never met him but I fuckin' loathe his writing, the sensationalising of the mundane and irrelevant is predictable and dull and provokes the stirring a proverbial pot of shit that shouldn't even proverbially exist. He writes like a first rate cunt might write if such a thing existed. The BBC was once held to a higher standard. Chief Football Writer my arse.

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    1. Not quite the same strength of feeling on my end, but I find it hard to believe the BBC likes that sort of writing. He mines comments for lines that can generate more comments. Little is original. I listen to far too many BBC podcasts and I do read the news and sports pages over any other sources. They seem high quality to me, though it may be relative to my other choices. So why must the opinion section be so uninformative?

      Journalism may be changing, but copying tweets from others and adding only one line to them shouldn't count. You get paid to do research, think of something useful to say, and to share it with us. If I want tweets, I'll visit a bird sanctuary.

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  59. And now I will have to read him to find out what all the chirping on is about
    Del

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  60. Usual plaudits that a 5-0 win gets.
    Am I the only person who thought that Moldova created to many chances which a better side would have put away?
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  61. Murray vs djokovic classic! Whoever wins but I do hope it is the Scottish/British one
    Bisq

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  62. Fuckin hell...Britain does have a Grand Slam winner after all. To go with the Olympics Gold. Not half bad for the dour scot.

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  63. Let's hope that Canadian twonk hands back his SPOTY award for being a gallant loser all those years ago! Wiggo Murray Mo or Jess Ennis arse this year?
    Bisq

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  64. Liverpool fan demonstrating a high degree of spelling.

    https://twitter.com/WankersFullKit/status/245508225754087424/photo/1

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  65. New Blog is up

    http://adampsb.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/new-york-city-boy-you-feel-deal-is-real.html

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  66. So we get smashed 6-2 by the Valiants, and now mouthy Evans has a 6 match stadium ban for using foul language and a gender reference when at Crawley, what a cunt!!!

    nb I did say when he was appointed, I wasnt too happy

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