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#841 gingerjon

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 01:21 PM

AVB gets the boot from Spurs.

 

Seems strange, They aren't doing too badly and surely the club weren't expecting to win the Premiership this season?

 

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#842 TheTerminator

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 01:22 PM

AVB gets the boot from Spurs.

Seems strange, They aren't doing too badly and surely the club weren't expecting to win the Premiership this season?

On the contrary, I think they really harboured ambitions of taking the crown this season - especially given the fact they've totally re-invested the colossal Bale transfer fee plus a 20 million or so extra. AVB is a bit of a fraud IMHO, and hugely lucky to find himself a candidate for the jobs. What's he ever done in the game apart from win the UEFA Cup with Porto in his first season? Whilst that's an achievement, it's not particularly a massive endorsement of his pedigree/quality. I can guarantee he'll walk into another high profile job though, regardless of his failings. Eventually clubs might realise that, despite the fact he speaks in riddles and is Portugese, he's not Jose Mourinho II.

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#843 Northern Sol

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 02:35 PM

By the way, what do you think about the 3-point system in Football?  (Win 3, Draw 1, Lost 0)

This system has been introduced from the 1994 World Cup finals.  (In the qualifiers, win was still 2 points.)

I am strongly opposed to this system, because this is illogical.

 

Think about this case:

 

A 2-0 B

A 0-2 B

C 1-1 D

C 1-1 D

 

A and B got 3 points; C and D got 2 points.  Do you think that this is logical?

Yes, I do.

 

And we had 3 points for a win in the 1980s in England. We invented it.



#844 gingerjon

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 02:36 PM

Yes, I do.

 

And we had 3 points for a win in the 1980s in England. We invented it.

 

Correction: Jimmy Hill invented it.


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#845 Northern Sol

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 02:55 PM

Correction: Jimmy Hill invented it.

Hill is like Ron Atkinson. Men who were surprisingly astute when young or middle aged but this somehow went badly awry in later life.



#846 gingerjon

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 03:12 PM

Hill is like Ron Atkinson. Men who were surprisingly astute when young or middle aged but this somehow went badly awry in later life.

 

I believe he's very ill with dementia now.  He really did have a sharp brain and achieve a helluva lot.


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#847 tim2

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 03:27 PM

I believe he's very ill with dementia now.  He really did have a sharp brain and achieve a helluva lot.


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#848 WearyRhino

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 05:31 PM

Much maligned, but a genuine visionary.


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:48 AM

Yes, I do.

 

And we had 3 points for a win in the 1980s in England. We invented it.

I do not think so.

The 3-point system means that the value of games are different.

The value of draw games is 2 points; while the value of non-draw games are 3 points.  This is extremely illogical.

If the number of draw games should be reduced and attacking play should be encouraged, that should be done in a logical way.

 

By the way, the 3-point system is adopted by also Hockey (not Ice Hockey).  I am, of course, opposed to the 3-point system in Hockey.



#850 Wiltshire Rhino

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 06:30 AM

I do not think so.
The 3-point system means that the value of games are different.
The value of draw games is 2 points; while the value of non-draw games are 3 points. This is extremely illogical.
If the number of draw games should be reduced and attacking play should be encouraged, that should be done in a logical way.

That must be the reason football is such a minor sport in the world.

Edited by Wiltshire Rhino, 18 December 2013 - 06:31 AM.

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#851 Northern Sol

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 05:36 PM

I do not think so.

The 3-point system means that the value of games are different.

The value of draw games is 2 points; while the value of non-draw games are 3 points.  This is extremely illogical.

If the number of draw games should be reduced and attacking play should be encouraged, that should be done in a logical way.

 

By the way, the 3-point system is adopted by also Hockey (not Ice Hockey).  I am, of course, opposed to the 3-point system in Hockey.

Football is not a subset of logic. Who cares whether it is logical or not? It just means better games. There is hardly a league anywhere in the world that hasn't adopted the Jimmy Hill 3 point for a win, 1 point for a draw. It works.



#852 Bleep1673

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 06:11 PM

I do not think so.

The 3-point system means that the value of games are different.

The value of draw games is 2 points; while the value of non-draw games are 3 points.  This is extremely illogical.

If the number of draw games should be reduced and attacking play should be encouraged, that should be done in a logical way.

 

By the way, the 3-point system is adopted by also Hockey (not Ice Hockey).  I am, of course, opposed to the 3-point system in Hockey.

annoying person,

 

If it's good enough for the Premiership (Wendyball), then a modifiied version is good enough for the RUGBY LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP, I assume you follow Rugby League?

 

3 points for a win, 2 points for a draw, 1 point for a defeat less than 12 points.

 

Ice Hockey has a similar points system.

 

Do you know more about Field Hockey enough to provide us with the scoring system?


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#853 Old Frightful

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 09:56 AM

Having a wander down to the KC this lunchtime. A pal has lent me him and his daughter's Hull Tigers season passes so I'm taking the lad with me.

 

I'll let you know if I manage the full 90 mins without falling asleep.

 

Hull Targers 0 Man Utd 3 is my prediction.


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#854 JohnM

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 10:18 AM

Having a wander down to the KC this lunchtime. A pal has lent me him and his daughter's Hull Tigers season passes so I'm taking the lad with me.

 

I'll let you know if I manage the full 90 mins without falling asleep.

 

Hull Targers 0 Man Utd 3 is my prediction.

 

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#855 Old Frightful

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 10:50 AM

You've done it now! the "city till I die" brigade 'll be out to get you!

Far be it for me to have a foot in the Allam's camp.

I just hope it's a case where neither side comes out with any credit.

It'd be interesting to see the not so good doctor walk away taking his money with him in one of his usual sulks.

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#856 Amber Avenger

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 02:17 PM

I'll let you know if I manage the full 90 mins without falling asleep.


Pretty decent game so far actually
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#857 Old Frightful

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 03:14 PM

Pretty decent game so far actually

Aye, not bad for a game. of soccer.

Tigers seemed unable to hold onto the ball. Individually, Man. U were far superior but City should have at least got a draw in the last couple or three mins.

A reasonable afternoon's entertainment.

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#858 Ullman

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 01:18 PM

Aye, not bad for a game. of soccer.

Tigers seemed unable to hold onto the ball. Individually, Man. U were far superior but City should have at least got a draw in the last couple or three mins.

A reasonable afternoon's entertainment.

Heard a couple of huge roars from the KC as the first two goals went in.

 

Nearly as loud as the roar of laughter that came over from the stadium when Man. Utd. took the lead.


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#859 Old Frightful

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 04:18 PM

Heard a couple of huge roars from the KC as the first two goals went in.

 

Nearly as loud as the roar of laughter that came over from the stadium when Man. Utd. took the lead.

Was I that obvious?


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 09:16 PM

I'm no fan of Hull Tigers but that scoreline today has to be the greatest result I could have wished for.

 

Hull City 6-0 Fulham

 

Absolutely bloody brilliant. :sarcastic:   :biggrin:   :dancer:  :D


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