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#601 longboard

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:45 PM

Great win for Norn Ireland vs Russia. 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...otball/23637292

 

Good stuff from the Huddersfield Town man, Martin Paterson.



#602 Methven Hornet

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:26 PM

The good thing was that the ref was far more tolerant than a non-UK ref usually is.  He clearly did his research and understood that the game would have more bite than the typical international friendly.

 

Quite enjoyable for a football match...

It was enjoyable (apart from the obvious :) ) - now for the eternal problem of getting Scotland to show that much commitment and belief in a world cup or Euro qualification match, in some remote eastern European country, on a wet Wednesday in February!


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#603 Methven Hornet

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:27 PM

Great win for Norn Ireland vs Russia. 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...otball/23637292

 

Good stuff from the Huddersfield Town man, Martin Paterson.

 

Did notice that. Hopefully they can make Windsor a fortress once more!


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#604 Wolford6

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 11:49 AM

Did notice that. Hopefully they can make Windsor a fortress once more!

 

They've got the road blocks already


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#605 Wolford6

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:04 PM

Interesting to see that Darren Bent has gone to Fulham on loan when, according to the Times, his first preference was Newcastle, who also wanted him.

 

Joe Kinnear, Newcastle's Director of Football,  allegedly asked him to hang on until the end of the transfer window in the hope that the price would drop ( presumably that would also allow the club to meet Bent's salary demands.)

 

Newcastle are  looking for two new strikers for the season. They have reportedly already signed one ...  Loic Remy ... but he is out for up to a month with injury.

 

Alan Pardew must be fuming because the club is seemingly more interested in saving £2million than doing everything possible to win its first four or five games.

 

Come the back end of September, the club could be flailing around trying to get a striker who is available, rather than one that the manager wants.


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:47 PM

With regards to England I have been on about home nations over a two year period for "friendlies" for some time. To give us that bit of competitve practise as opposed to playing Hungary, Slovenia etc. Litter that with games against the continents best, Germany, France, Ghana, Brazil.


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 09:55 AM

it's time for me to go into hibernation.



#608 Ullman

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:07 PM

I hope they bring back the tiger stripe shirts.

 

hull%20city%20tiger%20kit.jpg

That explains why they used to come out to the Tiger Rag.


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:59 PM

With regards to England I have been on about home nations over a two year period for "friendlies" for some time. To give us that bit of competitve practise as opposed to playing Hungary, Slovenia etc. Litter that with games against the continents best, Germany, France, Ghana, Brazil.

There used to be the Home Internationals at the end of every season and the jocks used to win quite a bit. They sacked them in the 80's IIRC.
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#610 longboard

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:13 PM

hull%20city%20tiger%20kit.jpg

 

That's neat.  ;)


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#611 Methven Hornet

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 08:06 PM

With regards to England I have been on about home nations over a two year period for "friendlies" for some time. To give us that bit of competitve practise as opposed to playing Hungary, Slovenia etc. Litter that with games against the continents best, Germany, France, Ghana, Brazil.

 

That isn't a bad idea - I feel that every year would be too much but stretching it out could work. I don't know how the game was received in England, but here in Scotland there was a lot of enthusiasm; and pleasant surprise at how Scotland coped! Everyone was up for it but there was a nagging fear that England could run away with it.

Of course, for Scottish supporters the trip to Wembley to play England is akin to a footballing pilgrimage. One member of the Tartan Army, contributing to a radio discussion programme, suggested holding it in London every year as an International Charity Shield (in addition to the club one). 

The only problem I can see with reinstating the championship, and one reason why it was scrapped in the first place, is that the home nations will get practice at playing teams that play the 'British' style of football. Not necessarily good preparation for dealing with those nations who successfully play a more patient style.


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:50 PM

hull%20city%20tiger%20kit.jpg

 

That's neat.  ;)

You would've loved their tiger feet.


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:32 AM

It was enjoyable (apart from the obvious :) ) - now for the eternal problem of getting Scotland to show that much commitment and belief in a world cup or Euro qualification match, in some remote eastern European country, on a wet Wednesday in February!

And still lose

 

Well done Villa at the weekend, I was staying at my Partners family in Finsbury Park, and I went to see the Lowry retrospective at the Tate Britain, and as I came out of Finsbury Park tube*, the crowd were dispersing from the Emirates, I couldn't help but grin when I asked two Arsenal supporters the score, it really did feel like I was behind enemy lines.

 

*Note for the thicko's, I know Tate Britain isn't near FP Tube, my GF is from there, Tate Britain is near Pimlico tube.


Edited by Bleep1673, 20 August 2013 - 07:23 AM.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:07 AM

It was enjoyable (apart from the obvious :) ) - now for the eternal problem of getting Scotland to show that much commitment and belief in a world cup or Euro qualification match, in some remote eastern European country, on a wet Wednesday in February!

You are NOT Scottish !  :tongue:


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:28 PM

can there be any more pointless thing- year in year out than Celtics inclusion in the champions league?


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#616 Methven Hornet

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:42 PM

You are NOT Scottish !  :tongue:

 

Shush, you! :P (And I'm a damn sight more Scottish than most of our RLWC team will be.)

 

I'm quite happy with dual nationality, but not when it comes to the beautiful game (and rugby union).


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:43 PM

can there be any more pointless thing- year in year out than Celtics inclusion in the champions league?

 

Where on earth has that come from?


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:49 PM

And still lose

 

Narrowly, away from home and against a team 14th in the FIFA rankings (I'm sure England were higher than that, they must have slipped recently). My point is that if they play like that more often they'll have a lot more success against most European teams than in recent years.


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:19 AM

Where on earth has that come from?


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:49 AM

can there be any more pointless thing- year in year out than Celtics inclusion in the champions league?

Celtic were the first British side to win the European Cup (when it was the proper EC) so have as much right as anyone, if not more so

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