Archive: The Premiership discussion thread including potential transfers.


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joeyjojo
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4513 posts since 24/8/06

11 Nov 2011 23:46
some of those are priceless. He's got a point though, why spend £50 million on the best striker in the world then fuck him off after a year despite the fact he was really good. Pep goes on about him not fitting in his game plan thing, surely he would have known this before he bought him, its not like a secret what type of striker Zlatan is !!
Alex DeLarge
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763 posts since 24/12/08

11 Nov 2011 23:52
Burt wrote: Off point use of 'veto'

Laughing out loud
Alex DeLarge
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763 posts since 24/12/08

11 Nov 2011 23:56
“An injured Zlatan is a pretty serious thing for any team.”

Laughing out loud What a dick.
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

12 Nov 2011 00:02
mackie scores the winner for scotland Cool

http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/scottish_fa_news.cfm?page=128&newsCategoryID;=6&newsID;=8887
87
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3357 posts since 21/6/08

12 Nov 2011 00:28
"At Barca, players were banned from driving their sports cars to training. I thought this was ridiculous – it was no one’s business what car I drive – so in April, before a match with Almeria, I drove my Ferrari Enzo to work. It caused a scene.”
Laughing out loud
mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

12 Nov 2011 09:19
what a dickhead.

Alonso makes some real good points about the English national team..

Value your Under 21s more, lose the obsession with tackling, and most radically, stop just picking the best players. In English football sometimes it seems hard for people to rate those who instead of shining themselves make the team work as a collective. For example, Michael Carrick is a player who makes those around him play, regardless of the fact that maybe he is not the player that shines the most individually. 'It is more important to find players who can build a team rather than simply finding two very good players and putting them in the team even if they don't play so well together.

'I mentioned Carrick, but there's Paul Scholes too - another player who maybe hasn't had the career in the national team that he had at United. It's not just about having lots of good players. Maybe you shouldn't pick the best players but pick the ones that go together best,' he says.

Tackling and the fact that it has always been seen as sufficiently important in English football for it to become a specialised job - the ball-winner - has always bemused Alonso. 'Tackling is not really a quality, it's more something you are forced to resort to when you don't have the ball,' he says.

To underline his point he recalls experiences at Liverpool reading programme profiles. 'You would come across an interview with a lad from the youth team and they've asked him his age, his heroes as a kid, and his strong points. And he would say things like shooting and tackling. I can't get into my head that footballing development would educate tackling as a quality.

'What players should aspire to is that understanding of the game. We have players like Sergio Busquets, Xavi, Santi Cazorla, Silva and Mata. They can play in tight spaces and they know how to interpret the pattern of a game. They know when to dribble and when to play a short pass. And for me that intelligence is fundamental and needs to be developed from the kids' level.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2060585/Xabi-Alonso-English-football-Spain-team-leaders.html
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

12 Nov 2011 15:25
Most probably the truth from Alonso but for me tackling is a skill that should be encouraged. Maybe we focus on it a little too much though.

Bale just scored a decent goal for Wales.
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

12 Nov 2011 15:34
and Bellemy Cool, only reason i am looking forward to the Olympic football is to see Ramsey play with a few more decent players. Such a good player.
unCouth
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6883 posts since 3/11/07

12 Nov 2011 15:41
Like Van Persie, Wiltshere and Fabregas? Eye-wink
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

12 Nov 2011 15:50
Ok I'll rephrase that, I am looking forward to having him alongside Wilshere in the Olympic side with Bale included. We might just realise what England have been doing wrong the last few years sticking with Lampard and Gerrard (Don't want to get into this debate again) Smiling
unCouth
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6883 posts since 3/11/07

12 Nov 2011 15:58
I think Alonso has hit the nail on the head with the England team.
Foxtrot
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2477 posts since 8/4/09

12 Nov 2011 16:04
unCouth wrote: I think Alonso has hit the nail on the head with the England team.
cutandpaste
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603 posts since 11/6/10

12 Nov 2011 16:17
He seems to rate Carrick very highly, he has mentioned him plenty of times in previous interviews.

While a little more conspicuous, I can't help but think that Scott Parker is another who helps a side tick, without always making a MOTD highlights reel impact. Its a shame that he went to Chelsea so early really.


I know Bale and Ramsey have been sporting the GB kit, but have the respective FAs given permission yet?





CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

12 Nov 2011 16:51
Have you seen the England side Eek
Hart; G Johnson, A Cole, Jagielka, Lescott; Jones, Parker, Lampard (capt), Milner, Walcott; Bent.
india
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5665 posts since 31/10/05

12 Nov 2011 18:12
phil jones is fucking shite.
jwool
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2704 posts since 16/2/10

12 Nov 2011 18:14
india wrote: phil jones is fucking shite.


Puzzled
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

12 Nov 2011 19:04
phil jones is not quick enough in the head nor skilled enough to play football in the glamourous end of the pitch.
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

12 Nov 2011 19:27
SAF and Capello must see something though
india
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5665 posts since 31/10/05

12 Nov 2011 19:38
so if fergie signs someone you cant say he's crap?

capello only started picking him once he signed for man u.

dont like him as a player. like farrell said, he's got no brain.
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

12 Nov 2011 19:48
Phil Jones is very very young especially in the position he's meant to play. Since going to United the fact they are so short and desperate in certain areas the lad has been asked to cover everybody. He's in his first full season for a big club at 19 and playing for England. Still lets say he's shit.