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2 minutes ago, Fry Crayola said:

On the other news of the day - never let that sour faced fucker near football again, please. 

 

He certainly won't manage in England again I don't think. Not unless one of the mid/lower table clubs gets a cash injection and become the new City.

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17 hours ago, Pants McSkill said:

 

 

That's... that's a really long way.

Maritimo are on an Island a ways off the coast of Portugal. Vladivostok is on the bit of Russia that snakes down the side of Korea.

 

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and there was me complaining how arsenal always get the long trips...

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All the talk of replacing Jose is one thing, but it would appear Utd need to keep up with the times in terms of the broader leadership at the club, the days of signing a manager who does everything have long gone, especially for somewhere as big as Utd. 

 

Arsenal spent a couple of years before Wenger went putting in a structure behind the scenes so that the new man was primarily a coach (which is how most big clubs are run now), Liverpool did it very effectively when Fenway came in, and City have long had this in place. 

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The Club World Cup is on. Of course, you wouldn't know it from glancing at the television, because nobody's covering it, and the coverage on RTE is unfortunately blocked.

 

Last Wednesday, Team Wellington raced into a 3-0 lead against Al Ain of the UAE, who qualified as the host nation's champion. The Wellington lot might just be kicking themselves, because Al Ain came back to win that on penalties and have just qualified for the final, first knocking out Espérance de Tunis 3-0 in the quarter final, and today beating River Plate on penalties after a 2-2 draw. They're the second host side to make the final after Raja Casablanca's efforts in 2013.

 

Real Madrid play Kashima Antlers tomorrow, the Japanese having overcome Chivas 3-2. The final's on Saturday, and you can watch it if you can find it.

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7 hours ago, neoELITE said:

Arsenal fans throwing a water bottle at Dele Alli. They must have really meant that as a bottle of water costs about £10 at Highbury.

 

His goal was absolute quality. 

Whoever did that is a fucking idiot.

 

Is throwing shit as much of a problem in other sports as it is in football? Or is it just this sport that brings out the inner toddler in grown men?

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5 hours ago, Fry Crayola said:
Spectacular.

 

Reminds me of P.E. lessons, when all the kids that didn't really want to play football played in defence and just hung around the goal chatting for the most part. Then when the ball actually came into their area you would see stuff like this.

 

For the first few seconds the play was fairly tidy and I was expecting some kind of beautiful passing move. Great comment from the Reddit thread:

 

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6 hours ago, wev said:

Whoever did that is a fucking idiot.

 

Is throwing shit as much of a problem in other sports as it is in football? Or is it just this sport that brings out the inner toddler in grown men?

 

It's been known to happen in American motor sport, most notably Nascar.

 

Although there the aim is just to cause a Safeety car intervention to clean up debris.

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