Please consider registering
Guest
sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register
Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope


Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
Football (soccer)
15 July 2015
5.23pm
Avatar
meanmistermustard
Here when I am. Not when I am not.
Moderator
Members

Reviewers


Moderators
Forum Posts: 23221
Member Since:
1 May 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

@trcanberra, here's one no one saw coming. Valdes is up for sale.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)

15 July 2015
6.07pm
Wigwam
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1913
Member Since:
17 October 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I preferred it when First Division teams were British.

 

There was a Cup Final in the 70's between Arsenal and Liverpool. Of the 22 only two could play for England. So we've always had 'foreign Johnnies' in our league.

That's been the main difference. Nowadays our managers are off around the world cherry picking....All home countries lose out including English kids.

Even my son's school in Australia are at it........He's played for his school's first team at every age. Next year, yr 12 is his last. The first XI get over a 1000 spectators for their matches. Fairly big deal for him. He's a shoe in if the school doesn't offer some free scholarships to beef up their chances of success.

I think England, Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland should stay and play as a group.

After all there was always something better about The Beatles together........ than when they went their own ways 

15 July 2015
6.52pm
Avatar
trcanberra
Oz
Apple rooftop
Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 6064
Member Since:
29 August 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

meanmistermustard said
trcanberra, here's one no one saw coming. Valdes is up for sale.

Yes, that one is out of left field; as is news that Chicarito is fit and will join the pre-season tour. I hope that one is genuine and that it's not just to try and lower the prices we are being asked to pay for a striker. One defender now and I think we are set, it seems De Gea will be around until the end of the season at least - unless he is part of a deal for Ramos.

==> trcanberra and hongkonglady - Together even when not (married for those not in the know!) <==

25 July 2015
12.03pm
Avatar
meanmistermustard
Here when I am. Not when I am not.
Moderator
Members

Reviewers


Moderators
Forum Posts: 23221
Member Since:
1 May 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

England drawn in Scotland's group for World Cup 2018 qualifying along with Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania and Malta.

Very happy as a good chance of Scotland getting thru. 

The following people thank meanmistermustard for this post:

trcanberra

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)

25 July 2015
12.12pm
Avatar
Ron Nasty
Apple rooftop
Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 10708
Member Since:
17 December 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

@meanmistermustard said
England drawn in Scotland's group for World Cup 2018 qualifying along with Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania and Malta.

Very happy as a good chance of Scotland getting thru. 

Well, if Scotland can't come second in that group (behind England), they'll never see the World Cup Finals again. That group looks pretty much like it should be a walkover for England and Scotland.

The following people thank Ron Nasty for this post:

trcanberra

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty

Stay at home, protect your nation's health services, save lives, and do...
The Beatles Bible 2020 non-Canon Poll Part One: 1958-1963 and Part Two: 1964-August 1966

25 July 2015
1.18pm
Avatar
StrawberryWalrus
Royal Command Performance
Members
Forum Posts: 278
Member Since:
1 August 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

My Croatia is in Group I and we got Iceland, Ukraine, Turkey and Finland.

Not going to be easy.

25 July 2015
1.36pm
Avatar
meanmistermustard
Here when I am. Not when I am not.
Moderator
Members

Reviewers


Moderators
Forum Posts: 23221
Member Since:
1 May 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Ron Nasty said

@meanmistermustard said
England drawn in Scotland's group for World Cup 2018 qualifying along with Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania and Malta.

Very happy as a good chance of Scotland getting thru. 

Well, if Scotland can't come second in that group (behind England), they'll never see the World Cup Finals again. That group looks pretty much like it should be a walkover for England and Scotland.

The good thing is that with England in our group Scotland will be more determined than normal; generally its to qualify but we will want to screw up your (England's) hopes as well. We are better than we showed in the recent friendlies.

And of course the media will be demanding maximum points and no slip-ups from a group they'll be convinced England will qualify from comfortably and that heaps pressure on an already over-rated side with a tactically dodgy coach. 

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)

25 July 2015
3.56pm
Avatar
AppleScruffJunior
Sitting here doing nothing but procrastinating...
Apple rooftop
Reviewers

Members
Forum Posts: 7208
Member Since:
18 March 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

RE: This thread

 

 

Apparently the Republic of Ireland is playing against Wales, Austria, Serbia, Moldova and Georgia in Group D, well isn't that nice?

I must inform my Austrian penpal!

The following people thank AppleScruffJunior for this post:

meanmistermustard

 

INTROVERTS UNITE! Separately....in your own homes!

                 ***

Make Love, Not Wardrobes!

                ***

"Stop throwing jelly beans at me"- George Harrison

25 July 2015
4.50pm
Avatar
meanmistermustard
Here when I am. Not when I am not.
Moderator
Members

Reviewers


Moderators
Forum Posts: 23221
Member Since:
1 May 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

RoI v Wales will be a big game. 

And a shame that its banned on youtube so cant get the rest of the scene but that whole Father Ted episode is immense (as they all are).

The following people thank meanmistermustard for this post:

AppleScruffJunior

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)

25 July 2015
7.10pm
Wigwam
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1913
Member Since:
17 October 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

MMM said:"England drawn in Scotland's group for World Cup 2018 qualifying along with........."

"The good thing is that with England in our group Scotland will be more determined than normal; generally its to qualify but we will want to screw up your (England's) hopes as well........."

 

England are very honoured to be in Scotland's group.........I'm sure those North of the border would think it a wee bit presumptuous for the hated English to be calling it England's group.

Woefully poor as Scotland currently are, they are I'm told, improving and I agree they will play well against the 'Auld Enemy'........ Scotland in particular need to avoid tripping up elsewhere. 

Hopefully we both qualify and go on to do well for once. I'm 62 I don't have many World Cups left to enjoy. It would be great to have Wales and Ireland there too.

If Scotland, Wales ROI.....qualify and England are not there.......that would make death seem more appealing.

Good luck to all the home nations.

 

I haven't seen the news yet........I'll check who the Yanks, Thailand and Australia have got........I'll be following them all.

25 July 2015
8.11pm
Avatar
trcanberra
Oz
Apple rooftop
Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 6064
Member Since:
29 August 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Only pre-season but any win over Barca is nice to have!

==> trcanberra and hongkonglady - Together even when not (married for those not in the know!) <==

25 July 2015
8.28pm
Avatar
meanmistermustard
Here when I am. Not when I am not.
Moderator
Members

Reviewers


Moderators
Forum Posts: 23221
Member Since:
1 May 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Wigwam said
MMM said:"England drawn in Scotland's group for World Cup 2018 qualifying along with........."

"The good thing is that with England in our group Scotland will be more determined than normal; generally its to qualify but we will want to screw up your (England's) hopes as well........."

 

England are very honoured to be in Scotland's group.........I'm sure those North of the border would think it a wee bit presumptuous for the hated English to be calling it England's group.

Woefully poor as Scotland currently are, they are I'm told, improving and I agree they will play well against the 'Auld Enemy'........ Scotland in particular need to avoid tripping up elsewhere. 

Hopefully we both qualify and go on to do well for once. I'm 62 I don't have many World Cups left to enjoy. It would be great to have Wales and Ireland there too.

If Scotland, Wales ROI.....qualify and England are not there.......that would make death seem more appealing.

Good luck to all the home nations.

 

I haven't seen the news yet........I'll check who the Yanks, Thailand and Australia have got........I'll be following them all.

Might be an idea to watch Scotland before you call us woefully poor as you obviously haven't seen us play in the qualifiers (unless you saw us in two friendlies against England where we weren't anywhere near our best and England deserved to win).

As for hating England, far from it. We just know how easy it is to wind up all the English fans gnarling at the bit to express any angst at anyone who isnt lauding them. Yeah we get annoyed by the constant shoveling of shit whenever the media open their mouths about the England team however at the same time we're pissing ourselves laughing as we know that as soon as you come up against any quality side its self-flagellation time after an average performance followed by a humbling defeat. Its just slightly more difficult than to rile a Celtic or Rangers fan - and slightly less fun.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)

25 July 2015
8.46pm
Wigwam
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1913
Member Since:
17 October 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

MMM said......"Might be an idea to watch Scotland before you call us woefully poor as you obviously haven't seen us play in the qualifiers (unless you saw us in two friendlies against England where we weren't anywhere near our best and England deserved to win)."

'Woefully poor' was meant as a wind-up. But I take back the 'hating England' comment.......Because the love you feel comes over so strongly in the paragraph below....

"As for hating England, far from it. We just know how easy it is to wind up all the English fans gnarling at the bit to express any angst at anyone who isnt lauding them. Yeah we get annoyed by the constant shoveling of shit whenever the media open their mouths about the England team however at the same time we're pissing ourselves laughing as we know that as soon as you come up against any quality side its self-flagellation time after an average performance followed by a humbling defeat. Its just slightly more difficult than to rile a Celtic or Rangers fan - and slightly less fun."

I repeat....'Woefully poor' was meant as a wind-up.

25 July 2015
8.58pm
Avatar
meanmistermustard
Here when I am. Not when I am not.
Moderator
Members

Reviewers


Moderators
Forum Posts: 23221
Member Since:
1 May 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Ahhh.

I thought you were being serious as i've already read a number of England fans berating us Scots for calling it Scotland's group.apple01

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)

25 July 2015
9.13pm
Wigwam
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1913
Member Since:
17 October 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Don't worry MMM.....we will have plenty of fun anticipating this clash.......and wind ups work both ways........'Woofully peer' was coined by one of my favourite Scots Alan Hanson.

There was a time when facing Scotland was more daunting than it is today but you can still beat us......I'll be very worried when we face each other. But I reiterate I will support Scotland against anyone except England.  

26 July 2015
6.55am
Avatar
meanmistermustard
Here when I am. Not when I am not.
Moderator
Members

Reviewers


Moderators
Forum Posts: 23221
Member Since:
1 May 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

A few years back England were far more daunting; for a long time they were far better than us. Its closer now tho England would still just about beat us if both teams played to their highest possible levels. But then under Craig 'we're garbage and going to lose so lets not bother trying to win' Levein the Blind Dogs of Guernsey Under 7's could have beaten us, same with a few other coaches. I'm quite prepared to admit for a while our national side was dire, plus we always find a way to balls it up: Georgia away 2007, Tom Boyd's own goal v Brazil in 1998 to name but two. Its what we do. 

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)

26 July 2015
9.38am
Wigwam
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1913
Member Since:
17 October 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Now now MMM don't get all maudlin on me.

Hopefully we will both qualify and then we can see about buggaring it all up. But let's just get there together. When England play Scotland I want to win....and if by Scotland winning against another team England lose out then I will want Scotland to lose but apart from those two scenarios I shall be cheering you 'sweaty socks' on.

30 July 2015
2.33am
Avatar
trcanberra
Oz
Apple rooftop
Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 6064
Member Since:
29 August 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

So, another demonstration of how much we need a better central defender if we are to be serious competitors for anything other than the making excuses awards.

==> trcanberra and hongkonglady - Together even when not (married for those not in the know!) <==

30 July 2015
3.55am
Avatar
meanmistermustard
Here when I am. Not when I am not.
Moderator
Members

Reviewers


Moderators
Forum Posts: 23221
Member Since:
1 May 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

There have been rumours floating that Johnny Evans is going to be sold before the transfer window closes. Would imagine its just a load of nonsense as Man U dont have enough defenders but then lat season showed that Evans, Jones and Smalling are not at the level Man U require to challenge for the title and in Europe. Strange they're finding it so difficult to find one, you'd think that they'd have other targets lined up if Ramos remained at Madrid.

Pedro is meant to an imminent arrival, expect Rooney to go in a sulk and demand he's sold if Pedro starts 1 minute more than him. 

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)

8 August 2015
12.05pm
Avatar
meanmistermustard
Here when I am. Not when I am not.
Moderator
Members

Reviewers


Moderators
Forum Posts: 23221
Member Since:
1 May 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Man U manager Louis Van Gaal referenced 'When I'm Sixty-Four ' after Man U beat Spurs today as its his 64th birthday. In the video (at the link) he says

 

"When you hear what they are singing, all my wishes are fulfilled."

The following people thank meanmistermustard for this post:

Zig

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)

Forum Timezone: America/Chicago
Most Users Ever Online: 700
Currently Online: WeepingAtlasCedars, The Hole Got Fixed, Dingle Lad, pizza_girl
Guest(s) 1
Top Posters:
Starr Shine?: 15883
Ron Nasty: 10708
50yearslate: 8585
Necko: 7898
AppleScruffJunior: 7208
parlance: 7111
mr. Sun king coming together: 6403
Mr. Kite: 6147
trcanberra: 6064
sir walter raleigh: 5002
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 87
Members: 2542
Moderators: 6
Admins: 1
Forum Stats:
Groups: 3
Forums: 44
Topics: 4872
Posts: 348077
Newest Members:
pizza_girl, Magill, nano7987, DennisOBell, Ingers73
Moderators: Joe: 5096, Zig: 9812, meanmistermustard: 23221, Ahhh Girl: 19278, Beatlebug: 17202, The Hole Got Fixed: 7856
Administrators: Joe: 5096