Tuesday, 30 April 2013

QPR - Quite Properly Relegated

(With apologies to Chris Charles)

So the hopeless hoops have plummeted down to the Championship.
 
Reading v QPR’s game on Sunday was the equivalent of a bunch of lads doing half-hearted keepy-uppies in a funeral cortege. Reading’s players were given more sympathy and that was almost right. Apart from the strange handling of their only saviour Adam Le Fondre – there was a period in the season where Adam was wandering around Berkshire supermarkets converting mineral water into Pinot Noir and reviving the sick – you can’t imagine there was much else Reading could’ve done to survive.
McDermott - still, I think, cruelly dismissed – created a strong team ethic that sustained throughout the season. The players simply weren’t good enough and the Reading faithful probably know that. In other words, they’re the polar opposite of QPR.
Rangers were simply a hired gang of mercenaries with no leader. The movie Wild Geese springs to mind. Loftus Road was a bit like a trashed South American economy where, if you were able to get in there quickly, you could make an awful lot of money with an equal lack of effort and get out of there before anyone really noticed you.
Here’s the squad that Harry had…
Green, Cerny, Murphy, Julio Cesar, Traore, Samba, Hill, Yun, Onouha, Bosingwa, Da Silva, Ben Haim, Magri, Diakite, Derry, Park, Taarabt, Wright-Philips, Granero, Jenas, Hoilett, Townsend, Mbia, Johnson, Mackie, Bothroyd, Remy, Zamora.
I’ve highlighted the ones who looked like they could give a shit. The others played in a state of permanent constipation. Hopefully, one of the facts that has been confirmed from this season is that Mark Hughes is a dull uninspiring manager - about as Sparky as a matchbox in a rainstorm.
Secondly, it seems obvious that high wages and a random collection of greedy people do not a football team make. Unless a Mourinho gets hold of ‘em, they won’t get too interested. Chris Samba may bleat all he likes about unfair criticism but the fact is that on £100K a week he should be playing better football in a better team.
Redknapp shouldn’t be getting away scot free. I think the wily old goat saw the great vacuum in the soul of the playing staff and flagged it up early doors, but these are not – on paper – poor players and you might ask why Harry’s record with them is no better than Hughes’s.
At least H is staying. But now begins the process of yanking various noses out of the west London trough and pointing them in the direction of less superior slops. Fernandes insists that he won’t sell anyone the manager wants to keep – an empty pledge when that probably amounts to no more than seven.
If buyers are interested in stumping up bloated salaries then Samba, Remy and Hoilett will have interest. The rest of ‘em…? Well they might just fancy sitting on fat salaries and doing about as much as they’ve done this season. It’s not as if the club have negotiated any reduction in wages for failure. One of the great new spin-offs from big business’s involvement with football is the assurance footballers – and their agents – have that even if they are downright fecking crap for a season their wages are protected by ludicrous contracts.
In marked contrast, a club that has a history of plunging headfirst into the transfer market in a desperate attempt to prove to its fanbase that it’s a serious player might just have turned a corner in a manner other clubs could aspire to.
Yes, whisper it quietly but Aston Villa might just stay up after all. And with a team full of children. The marquee buy Mr Bent has sat sulkily by. Mr Lambert has cut a slightly forlorn figure – at times looking less like a man with a vision and more like one of those householders whose home has just been flooded but who insists, bleakly, that he will carry on.
If you hark back to the League Cup semi-final defeat to Bradford City you could’ve been forgiven for thinking that here was a bloke waving his P-45 at the world. But the hilariously named Randy Lerner – yes he sounds like a frat kid from a Porkies movie – actually stood by his man.
Lambert has managed without Dunne. He has played three upfront, and built it all around Benteke, a man who started the season as ‘a bit of a handful’ and has ended it as a truckload of trouble.
The defence, as callow and sure-footed as a herd of stoned giraffes, had leaked like a child’s bath-toy but Lambert nobly stuck to his course like one of those pioneering sailors who insisted the world wasn’t flat. And sure enough, he hasn’t fallen over the edge. He’s only gone and come back round again.
Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not reckoning that Paul Lambert is the future of football. But it’s damn good thing that a coach who saw fit to invest in the young players at a club gets due reward for it – especially when its relegation rivals have been trawling through agents’ lists and scooping up whatever they can find.
It’s no accident that Ferguson manages to push through youth-team players into the full squad. It helps the team, if the players are good enough. Not that the Morphy Richards of Manchester is averse to spending a shedload when he needs to.
So I for one will be delighted if Villa survive (when McLeish was in charge I would have said the opposite.) Middlesbrough try their best to push thrpugh the local boys too. Whatever else it does, it doesn't half make you root even more for the team you love.

127 comments:

  1. Great blog this one. I thought Fabio and Townsend looked like they were trying hard but in fairness they are trying to convince bigger and better clubs that they are worthy of a place in the team next seaso.

    Park has been dissappointing, Tarrabt inconsistent (or mercurial if that's what you want to call it) and Boswinga showed why it was Chelsea stopped picking him.

    I kind of wanted Villa to get relegated as it's always interesting when a big club takes the tumble to see whether they can bounce back but it looks like Wigan will be falling through the trap door especially if teh game at Norwich is a draw

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  2. bored with this counting malarkey

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  3. Bruce Yadortmund30 April 2013 at 13:22

    ALL HAIL MIGHTY BORUSSIA DORTMUND

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  4. Wigan look doomed.

    Shame really,as Martinez is a good manager and the entire cost of running Wigan is less than the QPR wage bill.

    Redknapp is an extremely over rated manager,so pleased they've gone down.

    Villa's youth team (according to a Villa fan punter of mine) is something special and Lambert may well turn out to be a very good manager.

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  5. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22353145

    May reveal more about other Spanish teams,never mind the cyclists.

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  6. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22351630

    FIFA?

    Bribes?

    Shome mishtake shurely?

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  7. http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/04/news/report-fuentes-pair-labarta-guilty-in-puerto-trial_284180

    More details on the Operación Puerto verdict.

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  8. Good stuff Robbo and a nice tip of the cap to Mr. Charles. I wanted them to beat Reading, not to prolong the agony, just to leave a glimmer of hope, anything for more football drama. I think 'arry did a fair bit better than Sparky though but cobbling together a team half way through is no way to succceed. As Noel or Tone pointed out on the last blog, seems way more than a year ago that he was top tip for the England job!

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    1. Dont call me either Noel, or Tone. Though I'd like to do a Tone and retire next year.

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    2. I bet Mrs Jacks as a Newcastle fan probably has a few more uncomplimentary things she could call you after Sunday's match which would make you glad to be called Noel or Tone

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    3. well, it was Noel, Tone or AH, not sure which, they all look the same.

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  9. QPR have surprised everyone by how bad they have been this year - both as a team and as individuals. I always liked Park (even though he often looked like a headless chicken, he used to get the job done at Utd), but he seems to have been as anonymous as others like SWP and Onuoha who gave a pretty good account of themselves at other clubs and - I thought - moved to get more playing time.

    Oh well, someone has to get relegated and it leaves it a scramble for the last spot. I have a soft spot for Wigan and Robbo has pointed out Lambert sticking to the kids at Villa, so I guess we have to hope that its the bar codes with "10-year-Pardew" who go down. Don't think so mind you - the Wigan-Villa game on the last weekend will be the decider I think and I will feel sad for whichever one doesn't make it.

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  10. Great Blog, Robbo as ever

    and now for today, I dont have my Schwarz- gelb trikot, but I'll be cheering BVB tonight.

    Interesting comparison http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22337538

    It contains everything Spit and I have been saying about the BL over recent years

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  11. Another linguistic masterclass. A herd of stoned giraffes... that's a back four I'd pay to see.

    Will financial fair play apply to teams trying to gain promotion? If so, QPR better hope they can sell nearly everyone.

    Wouldn't it be great if there were a points-per-player-cost bonus of some sort? Let the accountants work it out (salaries, bonuses, transfers?), but reward teams that spend less per point with a European place (with partially paid travel?), a greater share of the league profits (instead of by place only), or something else meaningful.

    Would be nice to penalize the overspending failures, too, but that might be a bridge too far.

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  12. Afternoon to you all from, this the most oranje of days in, the Lowlands. Yes the Queen has abducated and we have a new King, these events have filled me with… well…. alcohol, if I’m wearing an orange coloured garment, then there’s no way in hell I’m doing it sober. Came out of "retirement" for a few gigs last night, was fun, but getting home at 7 in themorning and having to open up at 11 is killing. #I'mgetting2old4thisshit.

    Any roader, good stuff RR, couldn't agree more, QPR deservedly go down. Proof, if it was ever needed, that throwing a shedload of cash at a problem doesn't necasarily solve it, in fact quite the opposite has happened. QPR were promoted two years back with a core of semi decent players and were now relegated with a collection of so called higher class ones who'se collective value was embarrasingly lower then the sum of it's expensively gathered parts.

    Venkeys have, deservedly, got a lot of stick for medling with Blackburn and I'm sure that Fernandes had the best intentions at heart, but how is this any different? I'm no fan of Colin Wanker, but he got them promoted and deserved to be allowed to have a better go at it then he was given. Sparky took over and started to splash the cash like a drunken sailor on a collection of crap. 'arry then came in, moaned about how his predecessor had wasted money on mercenaries and then just to spice things up brought in a few more on ridiculous wages, Chris Samba on a ton a weeK?? The mind boggles. Plus, he hasn't really done much better then the other two has he? His record there is pretty appauling, he may of got away with the tax fraude last year, but he's definetly going down this time.

    Now all the talk is about a fire sale and moving these mercenarys on, well, as I said a few weeks ago, good luck with that. They're tainted now, parts of a relegated side that have had serious questions asked about their commitment and professionalism, who's going to want them? And more appropraite who can afford them? A bunch of relegated losers on Champions League winners salaries, yeah, I can see all the top clubs in Europe knocking down the doors of Loftus Rd to sign that lot...... Not!!!
    Good luck in the Championship, they're gonna need it, that looks to me, from the admitedly limited times I get to see it, like a very hard league to get out of.

    Would be interested to know if Peter Odd and Wingey is still so desperate to sign?

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  13. From previous.

    Bo sir, I'm afraid I'll just have to respectfullty agree to disagree reguarding Ramsey. I can't see how a player getting a red card would improve your team. Yes, he gave the ball away a few too many times for my liking too, but he literaly run himself into the ground for the cause Sunday.

    Agree with the rest though, pulling Rosicky was a strange one for me too.

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  14. Well, FFL wise I can be crowned Robbo H2H champion and next week's game between Stephen and me will probably decide the jacks H2H champion. Stephen Baker (hello whoever you are, do stop by and gloat) has easily taken both the regular leagues. I dont see anyone stopping him now.

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    1. I think Stephen Baker used to be known as Ngoh, but you'll have to ask Jacks, he'll know.

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    2. Indeed you are correct H.

      Where Did The Title Ngog was Stephen nom de plume

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    3. Speaking of who where has he actually Ngone as he's never on anymore

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  15. My team are trying desperately to tank and there's still time to drop further. But AH, our matchup is in Robbo's H2H, and you've won that already. I've got Supermarines, Robs Raiders, and Tabletop Tractors left in Jacks' H2H. Supermarines haven't made transfers in a while and seem to be on autopilot but have a very strong team. Don't think Raiders are still around but they almost outscored me last week anyway. May come down to the final week, as Tractors are still alive and kicking while none of your three opponents seem to be paying attention.

    Either that, or all my meaningful analysis was backward because I got the leagues switched.

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  16. Good to see Man Utd represented in the CL semi final courtesy of Mr Webb.

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  17. QPR looked like a poorly assembled FFL team but they did not have a cash limit. I agree I would like to see Villa survive but I actually think Norwich may be at risk too as I do not see them with a "gimme" game left. Could make the last week interesting if they have not picked up a point before then.
    Amateur

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    1. Agreed. Norwich benefited immensely from 1 good month where they won 3 or 4 in a row or they would be worse off than Wigan by now.

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    2. Their best hope is if West Brom have decided mentally to end the season early. Villa will beat them on this form and Man City will want to go out with a win. I just don't see 38 points being enough for them to stay up this season. Ipswich might get their derby back and that is always a passionate game.

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  18. Fair enough H2. Maybe Ramsey needs to run himself into the ground every week to make up for his lack of quality ala Robbie Savage, coincidentally another Welshman.

    As you know from previous comments I have made, I am not a fan of Ramsey's, especially since he came back from his broken leg. He puts in one good game in five or six, yet is selected every week, which tells me we either have a lot of problems in midfield or my judgement of the player is way off the mark.... seeing as I am rarely wrong H2, the former must be true.

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  19. vale after the fury and the mire of the fight for survival then the fury and the mire of promotion now have the fury and the mire of struggling to stay up after scraping in in 3rd. I suppose i love it but a break from the enmired fury for a year or two, a period of midtable mediocrity : nothing to win, nothing to lose might be nice for a year or two.

    you know, like liverpool.

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    1. Well, you'd also need to be able to win the league cup, make the finals of the FA Cup and get the Pope to bite a Chelsea player.

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  20. on the decline of spanish football...if they go ahead and destroy the blood samples as ordered by the dodgy judge in the Operacion puerto case, who is ever going to believe that they honestly achieved that success? we need to know but so do the spanish. otherwise barca, real, nadal etc etc will be tarred with the same brush, whether they're clean or not. its starting to look like theyre not though, isnt it. otherwise, as andy murray says, why the cover up???

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  21. It's supposed to be to protect the private information of the individuals involved.

    Load of old bollo.

    A request has been put in to keep them and find out who's who,but I doubt it.

    It's all been painted a nice colour white.

    Last year's Vuleta a'Espana saw 3 Spanish riders flying up mountains for three weeks solid (Contador,Valverde and Rodriguez) as enjoyable as it was to watch,I just sat there thinking dopers.

    Unless a full disclosure is given,I will think that of most Spanish sportsmen and women regardless of their sport.

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  22. There are too many vested interests for the Spanish to allow access to the samples. They could offer the doctor an incentive to tell all -allowing him to practice for instance - but that isn't going to happen either. It must be tough for the clean athletes to have this cloud hanging over them so if enough high profile athletes complain they ay have to act. Wonder if there will be a clamour of stars saying they should be released !!!

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  23. though I did support you on the last blog regarding Ramsey H, as in I admire his work rate recently, Bo's post has me thinking again and now im also remembering the shedload of one on ones and easy chances he has missed over the season. The guy just cannot score! which is why I'd still wanna upgrade him to some other player, but AOC is not the answer mind you, looks like it will take wenger a few years to get his touch sorted and then another few to sort out his decision making.

    --BeeZee

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    1. Ramsey can't score? He's a defensive midfielder, it's not his job to score, but I'll admit he has got himself in a few positions where he realy should of done better.

      How's about Jack Wilshere? How many has he got this year?

      Should we get rid of him too?

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    2. What kind of logic is that?? A professional footballer playing for the 4th biggest(richest) club on the planet should be able to score when he is one on one with the keeper. And his chances were pretty easy ones, not the kinds that needed clever finishes against a charging keeper. Wilshere... he does not score many, but thats due to his style of playing and position, but he does not miss many easy chances either. and its not even about missed chances, its about the way Ramsey misses them that shows panic in his play which he might not be able to cut out. Wilshere on the other hand is always calm and that means that he is well capable of eventualy becoming a good goal scoring midfielder like fabregas, who had similar stats in his first seasons.

      then again, like i said, i admire Ramseys recent work ethic, its just that i dont see the potential of him becoming anything more than a flamini, and its all well and good to have the workhorse player but a club like Arsenal can do better, and that is the gist of what me and Bo are saying.

      --BeeZee

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    3. And I do realize how my first statement stands shattered in Torres's case... but Torres is well... Torres, cant explain him neither

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  24. This made me laugh,after the PFA nonsense about Reginald D Hunter

    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/iv-drip/now-thats-payback-reginald-d-hunter-has-the-last-laugh-with-his-facebook-album-from-pfa-awards-8598978.html

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  25. Punditry at it's best:

    Gareth Southgate "It was a yellow at most"
    Roy Keane " He should have been sent off"
    Gareth Southgate "Agreed, definite red"



    and back to my favourite subject Mourinho (still no picture Robbo?) say he plans to be where people love him , well I expect him to be at my ffront door come August time

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  26. Carra joins Sky as a pundit.
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    fc/liverpool-fc-news/2013/04/30/liverpool-fc-great-jamie-carragher-joins-sky-sports-as-a-pundit-100252-33259606/
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    I think he makes a pretty decent sports/footy writer. Reasonably good analysis without any nonsense. Hopefully remains that way on TV too.

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    1. will need subtitles though for his bits

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  27. Bee Zee, you can't ask where the logic is in saying that a Defencive midfield shouldn't be missing chances and follow it up with saying that Jack Wilshere doesn't score many because of the position he plays, he's an attacking miffielder ffs, the same position that Santi Carzola has been chipping in goals from all season.

    Per Mertesacker has scored as many goals as Adebayor this season, where's the logic in that?

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    1. Simple H2. Adebayor is an overpaid tosser.


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    2. But then again, they all are. ;)

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  28. When was football ever about logic.

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  29. Hi, just an update on the Indecisive Peoples meeting.It's not going to be this week folks, were looking at next week now, in London, still looking at a few places, so we will get back to everyone at some stage, one day next week.

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    1. Where I used to work, in reaction to not wanting to pay Social Club dues, I started the Asocial Club. We did meet on occasion for drinks and a cookout or two, but realized we were going against the mission of our organization and disbanded.

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  30. Looks like Bayern were watching the Celtic plan for playing Barcelona. They may even have improved on it a bit !!!

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  31. Why does two German teams in the final mean Spanish football is on the decline? Why does no English teams in the semis mean the same? Couldn't it an off year? Or maybe the Premier League is deeper and more competitive than the other leagues?

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  32. It's now mathematically impossible for me to win the H2H league. Now I know how Mancini feels.

    Blog, please let me know when the meeting might be, I might want to attend but not sure, it's 50/50.

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  33. Last team to beat Barcelona in both legs of a European tie?

    Dundee United in 1987.

    I'm sure Helsinki Arab is delighted in that.

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    1. I think he's a Dundee FC fan. teehee.

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    2. Indeed he is.

      Relegation for them as well this season too.

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  34. Trot were meeting at 8 or 9 if you can make it, venue to be confirmed and I'll get back to you on the date, but one of the lads says he might have a guest speaker, we just need to make sure if he's available. I think I heard him speak once and he's good....

    And there shall in that time be rumours of things going astray, and there will be a great confusion as to where things really are, and nobody will really know where lieth those little things with the sort of raffia work base, that has an attachment…at this time, a friend shall lose his friends’s hammer and the young shall not know where lieth the things possessed by their fathers that their fathers put there only just the night before around eight o’clock...

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  35. Gareth Bale of Tottenham Hotspur wins Football Writers' Player of the Year award, Luis Suarez receives just one vote

    ...cast by one 'L. Suarez'.

    And even he added to the voting slip the words 'even tho I theenk he twat face'

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  36.  12 year old shoots 79 at China Open

    How many times have I got to say this. GUN CONTROL it's the only answer

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    1. I've just read a piece in the Times about a 5 year old boy shooting his 2 year old sister with his own gun.

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    2. Here in the US we don't believe in birth control, so we wait until they're all alive, then kill them off.

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    3. well, my little golfing joke fell a little bit flat..

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    4. It was a little below par Blogidy.

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    5. No it didn't. I was talking about golfers.

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    6. I shot 85 at Westchester yesterday but keep it quiet!

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  37. And that completes my review of the papers

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  38. Looks like the MLS got this one right.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/soccer/news/20130501/portland-timbers-atticus-lane-dupre/?sct=sc_t2_a4

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  39. http://www.wsc.co.uk/wsc-daily/1162-may-2013/9710-aldershot-out-of-the-league-and-in-administration

    Bad news for RBA on both fronts.

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  40. What a man that Rafa is -they will not want him to leave now lol.

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    1. he will leave with his middle finger lifted high

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    2. and we will give him the two finger salute as he walks out the door

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    3. And I know how much you mean that. I hear the special one has denied he is definitely coming back though. He will want to have a major press conference for that one.

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  41. well done Bells, the final is in Holland, I suggest a weekend on the pop at the Wagonwheel.

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    1. on no, check that, make it a week!

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  42. If Rafa wins Chelski a "troffy" (as he would call it), maybe he should get the job on a permanent basis.

    After all, can't think of any other decent candidates!



    Jedi

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    1. Maybe the Chelski fans will even learn to love Rafa after a long weekend in Amsterdam!


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    2. The only way I could even tolerate the Fat Spanish Waiter is with the help of one of those (as Daily Mail would call them) dubious roll ups.

      Superb idea Trotts, off the wagon and off to the Wagonwheel ...

      One of the interviewers last night said that the Europa was the one title that has eluded Chelsea - no, it hasn't bloody well 'eluded' us we haven't been in the 'unfortunate' position to win it

      Now on to R*f*s possible replacement, I think Robbo should post up pictures of all those likely candidates

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    3. BHB, I don't think Blogspot has allows enough hosting space for Robbo to post all the relevant pics. Maybe just the top 80000 candidates. Or, for you, the top 1.

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    4. Well you do have a point there Stephen, so as not to use too much space, let's go with a picture of fans favourite, bookies favourite and the man - who according to The Sun (must be true) - was having dinner with Roman the other night. Pure coincidence that I may have a little soft spot for him too.

      Oh and what another crap goal from Luiz last night

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  43. well no-one out to play this afternoon so as it is nearly five on a Friday, its home and wine time

    Have a good weekend everyone

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  44. I am hoping he scores 5 of these against Spurs with Bale scoring 5 in reply. Nothing to do with FFL obviously.

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  45. I love this state.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/soccer/news/20130503/utah-referee-coma.ap/?sct=sc_t2_a8

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  46. went for a curry and a 'few' beers last night. Sick as a dog this a.m

    my wife says it's retributive justice for sins in a previous life but I think it's just bad Korma

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    1. Blogs, that joke is so old Port Vale were called Burslem Port Vale when it first came out.

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  47. Big day for you eh Trotts ? Nothing to worry about though, there's only one David Ngog !

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    1. the good news is that Ngog is injured, the bad news is; we're already losing and dropping like a brick. COME ON YE WHITES

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  48. Uh oh..

    GOAL - Bolton 0-2 Blackpool - Ludovic Sylvestre
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  49. bloody hell
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    GOAL - Bolton 2-2 Blackpool - Craig Davies (45 mins)
    Unbelievable! Bolton are back level with two goals in stoppage-time, as Craig Davies lashes in a shot which takes a deflection on its way in! What a few minutes for the home side

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  50. hard luck, gave it a go and Leicester deserve their chance based on the full season. Well played Blackpool for seeing out the season!

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  51. Bells good luck in the Mourinho back to Cheslskskii. I similarly dream of the vale being managed by that sexy little Vulcan first officer off of star trek enterprise. Not sure about her footballing acumen or tactical nous but wot a fantastic pair.

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  52. Seeing as Bolton were a few points off relegation around Christmas, not a bad effort. Next season promotion is a given, all you need to do is buy Borini.

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    1. well, you never know what Luis' next ban will be so you should keep hold of all your attacking options!

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  53. So we're going to have to put up with Steve Bruce again next season. Fucks' sake. How Paul McShane will have played in the Premier League twice, I'll never know.

    My second team, Wolves, relegated to League 1 where they'll get battered by blog's Vale next season. Be a good away trip for you blogs - if you can forget that you're in Wolverhampton, then it's a great stadium to go to.

    And commiserations to Trotts. What a final day in the Championship.

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    1. well said Noel, even the BBC live text updates was causing palpatations!

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  54. The MLS (and MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL etc.) would be much more interesting with relegation. So it wouldn't work for any other league (except the NFL) thanks to the farm system, but it could still work with the MLS. They'd figure out something for the draft one way or another... so much more to play for.

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    1. Perhaps they should try the American system in Scotland, they seem to have tried every other gimmick to make the leagues more "interesting" to the locals whilst everyone else thinks "wtf".

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  55. My mate collapsed inside the Indian restaurant, spider.

    He's stable but remains in a Korma.

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  56. Turns out he had a dodgy tikka

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    1. It's all right, he had his Naan with him and she called the ambulance.

      Spider

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    2. There was a guy from South America who queried the bill. It all got a bit heated and there was a bit of Argie-Bhaji. The police were called and he got a tikkaing off.

      I must remember to keep taking my medication.

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  57. Are you trying to curry favor with the spam bots?

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    1. Curried Spam - now there's an idea although I think most of our spammers are in a dog-eat-dog world.

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  58. Early today I was sadly thinking about how a Merseyside derby start of May, and neither of the teams had anything to play for, except not making the Europa League. Sadly, both sets of players were obviously thinking the same. Absolutely no energy or passion. Couldnt believe it was a Merseyside derby .

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  59. Fergie's team selection was an insult to the rest of the teams vying for a top 4 spot. He's a hypocritical cunt (sorry Bells). Chelsea have the bit between their teeth, and a squad large enough to cope with the Europa League, so fourth is between Spurs and the Arse. Neither team playing well at the moment - Spurs to get 5th.

    Fergie hoping Bale will want to leave if we don't get Champions League is my guess as to why he picked the team he did today.

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  60. Shittest motd in living memory.which to be fair they admitted.

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  61. With that midfield, best in the league by miles, if Chelsea buy in a top striker, I can see them winning it next year.

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  62. Unless you're right Noel and bale goes to man urinal

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    1. I don't mind Utd picking a weakened team, or giving squad players matches so that they qualify for a league winners medal, but it's the hypocrisy of Fergie saying he'd be fair to the other teams, and let's not forget, the comment that made Keegan go mental and scream 'I'd love it', was Fergie complaining that Newcastle would field weakened teams against Utd's league opponents.

      Again, he's a cunt (again, sorry Bells).

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  63. So what I'm basically saying is whoever buys the best players will win the league....... again

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  64. WTF...whoever does the bonus points for the FFL was drinking heavily today. The 3 bonus points for the merseyside derby went to Reina. For what ?? Not falling asleep ? He didnt even have a save to make. Obviously thought Gerrard was Reina or something.

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  66. 'arry 'appy with pay cut because he doesn't need the money.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/qpr-0-1-arsenal-harry-redknapp-1871263

    Yeah, but will his dog mind?

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  67. Awsome man QPR are Quick Punch Ready : for next season League championship

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  68. Questionably Promotion Ready

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  69. it was a bank Holiday in the UK, AH, so they were all shopping with their wives etc and hung over today. Unless the internet UK extension cable has been pulled?

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