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Re: The FA Cup.
« Reply #600 on: May 15, 2021, 08:39:36 pm »
So what happens to the cl places if chelsea come 5th but win the CL?

Top 4 goes to CL and 5th to Super League

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Re: The FA Cup.
« Reply #601 on: May 15, 2021, 08:46:44 pm »
Isn't he the lead singer of Bon Jovi?


Nah, that was Tom Jones..

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Re: The FA Cup.
« Reply #602 on: May 15, 2021, 08:48:07 pm »
Sorry that is wrong I checked on Redcafe and it was Busby who said it first. Apparently a lot of his quotes were plagiarised. A few examples.

"One small step for man, one giant leap for Mankind - Sir Matt Busby"

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Haha. What is certain is that Glaswegians get more than a little ‘exercised’ at the Stratford End’s version of history 😄
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Re: The FA Cup.
« Reply #603 on: May 15, 2021, 08:50:52 pm »
Jenas saying he's never seen anything like it, even though it happens nearly every week
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Re: The FA Cup.
« Reply #604 on: May 15, 2021, 08:54:14 pm »
Not sure if it’s because I really wanted Leicester to win or the fact it was the first game for ages that fans were in but it felt like a real shot in the arm for FA Cup today.

I really enjoyed it and the scenes at the end were great to see

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« Reply #605 on: May 15, 2021, 08:54:47 pm »
Funny as feck seeing the BBC camera moving at light speed from the 2 Leicester players celebrating holding a Palestinian flag:



Good on em.

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« Reply #606 on: May 15, 2021, 09:24:29 pm »
Yeah, fully back on terrestrial Tele from next season. BBC and Itv.

Are both channels going to broadcast the final?
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Re: The FA Cup.
« Reply #607 on: May 15, 2021, 09:31:31 pm »
Haha. What is certain is that Glaswegians get more than a little ‘exercised’ at the Stratford End’s version of history 😄

I wonder what a former resident of Glenbuck would think of it.  ;D
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« Reply #608 on: May 15, 2021, 09:31:55 pm »
Pleased for Rodgers. Took us to within inches of a deserved title (well, Suarez did...). Ran out of steam with us and was too soon for him maybe, but has always been extremely classy about the club and the fans. Pleased for him.

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« Reply #609 on: May 15, 2021, 09:36:26 pm »
As a side note, it's gonna be horrible willing a Chelsea CL win isn't it?

Well we don't want the Waterdrinkers to win, that's for sure. As usual in these circumstances I shall be willing a third option. A tactical nuclear battle in the Porto area for example (sorry Portugal).
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« Reply #610 on: May 15, 2021, 09:38:16 pm »
Well we don't want the Waterdrinkers to win, that's for sure. As usual in these circumstances I shall be willing a third option. A tactical nuclear battle in the Porto area for example (sorry Portugal).

I’ve already gone for a meteorite attack, I’m sure we’ve got it covered between the two of us.
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« Reply #611 on: May 15, 2021, 09:40:40 pm »
I’ve already gone for a meteorite attack, I’m sure we’ve got it covered between the two of us.

Oh that's much better.

I can see the morning headlines. 'What a shower'.
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« Reply #612 on: May 15, 2021, 09:48:01 pm »
Oh that's much better.

I can see the morning headlines. 'What a shower'.

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« Reply #613 on: May 15, 2021, 09:49:23 pm »
Oh that's much better.

I can see the morning headlines. 'What a shower'.

Surely it would be

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Re: The FA Cup.
« Reply #614 on: May 15, 2021, 09:51:00 pm »
I’ve already gone for a meteorite attack, I’m sure we’ve got it covered between the two of us.

Or a Chinese rocket stage booster..
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Re: The FA Cup.
« Reply #615 on: May 15, 2021, 09:58:16 pm »
delighted for Rodgers and Leicester. great win.


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« Reply #616 on: May 15, 2021, 10:06:08 pm »
Yep delighted for Brendan.

He may have his ego issues, but his sides always look to play football. Which is more than can be said for the majority of British coaches.
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« Reply #617 on: May 15, 2021, 10:11:39 pm »
Yep delighted for Brendan.

He may have his ego issues, but his sides always look to play football. Which is more than can be said for the majority of British coaches.

100% right. Streets ahead of most British coaches.

Also, again allowing for the Suarez factor - responsible for one of the all time most breathtaking 20-25 mins of football I’ve seen at Anfield in that Arsenal game.

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« Reply #618 on: May 15, 2021, 10:23:08 pm »
100% right. Streets ahead of most British coaches.

Also, again allowing for the Suarez factor - responsible for one of the all time most breathtaking 20-25 mins of football I’ve seen at Anfield in that Arsenal game.
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Re: The FA Cup.
« Reply #619 on: May 15, 2021, 10:25:33 pm »
havent seen it yet but just looked up the result - well done leicester and rodgers, they play nice football and aren't a bunch of dicks
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« Reply #620 on: May 15, 2021, 10:26:23 pm »
'Kinell talk about clutching straws

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For all sorts of reasons, that was one of the great FA Cup Finals. Leicester's final, Tielemans' final, Schmeichel's final, Khun Vichai's final, the anti-ESL final. Most of all, it was the Fans' Final, the final when football started to feel like football again.

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Re: The FA Cup.
« Reply #621 on: May 15, 2021, 10:30:19 pm »
Pleased for Leicester and Rodgers. Some of those scenes were really beautiful, really touching.

Tuchel’s treatment of Abraham is very strange. Assume something else must have happened - perhaps disciplinary issues? Because it just can’t be a case of not fancying him as a player surely?
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« Reply #622 on: May 15, 2021, 10:31:10 pm »
'Kinell talk about clutching straws

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For all sorts of reasons, that was one of the great FA Cup Finals. Leicester's final, Tielemans' final, Schmeichel's final, Khun Vichai's final, the anti-ESL final. Most of all, it was the Fans' Final, the final when football started to feel like football again.

I love this idea that the PL is being ruined by 6 evil clubs while the other 14 are good, pure socialist collectives who only charge a tenner to get in and plough all profits into local charities. If Leicester had been offered a role in the ESL they’d have snapped their hand off.

Anyway, well done to them and I’m genuinely delighted for Brendan

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Re: The FA Cup.
« Reply #623 on: May 15, 2021, 10:31:55 pm »
'Kinell talk about clutching straws

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For all sorts of reasons, that was one of the great FA Cup Finals. Leicester's final, Tielemans' final, Schmeichel's final, Khun Vichai's final, the anti-ESL final. Most of all, it was the Fans' Final, the final when football started to feel like football again.

Seen this kind of sentiment a lot from journos and the like today, but they'll all be sucking off the Mancs in the EL final and the all English CL final with 2 of the SL clubs in it.

It's not about the SL, it's about a different name on a trophy. Leicester had never won the FA Cup. Chelsea and City have had a monopoly on the domestic cups after spending billions  on their squads.
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Re: The FA Cup.
« Reply #624 on: May 15, 2021, 10:43:25 pm »
That was the most significant FA cup final in years, simply due to fans being in the stadium and a financially doped club not winning it. Absolute joy to watch.

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« Reply #625 on: May 15, 2021, 10:55:48 pm »
That was the most significant FA cup final in years, simply due to fans being in the stadium and a financially doped club not winning it. Absolute joy to watch.

It was nice to see the fans in the stadium. But I must admit if I was a Chelsea supporter I'd be extremely miffed that no tickets were allocated to the London club. Was this a Covid-related thing?
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« Reply #626 on: May 15, 2021, 10:56:12 pm »
That was the most significant FA cup final in years, simply due to fans being in the stadium and a financially doped club not winning it. Absolute joy to watch.

Good to see the lesser of the financially doped teams win.
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Re: The FA Cup.
« Reply #627 on: May 15, 2021, 11:01:38 pm »
The thing I liked the most about the goal was that Tielemans didn't even seen to leather the ball, looked effortless and sailed in the top corner. Wasn't too sure on him at the start of the season but he's been class for them this season

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« Reply #628 on: May 15, 2021, 11:08:45 pm »
A bit gutted Chelsea lost. They deserve s trophy for their heroic anti ESL efforts. I for one will never forget their sacrifice 

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« Reply #629 on: May 15, 2021, 11:11:11 pm »
'Kinell talk about clutching straws

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For all sorts of reasons, that was one of the great FA Cup Finals. Leicester's final, Tielemans' final, Schmeichel's final, Khun Vichai's final, the anti-ESL final. Most of all, it was the Fans' Final, the final when football started to feel like football again.

The BBC were going on about Leicester ownership being some sort of example. It's really bizarre. The sooner football realises all clubs are trying to pull the ladder from below them, the sooner we could get some real change
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« Reply #630 on: May 15, 2021, 11:16:53 pm »
The thing I liked the most about the goal was that Tielemans didn't even seen to leather the ball, looked effortless and sailed in the top corner. Wasn't too sure on him at the start of the season but he's been class for them this season
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« Reply #631 on: May 15, 2021, 11:28:30 pm »
Quite a career Jamie Vardy has had. Playing non-league football at the age of 25 and then became a champion of England, played in a World Cup and the Champions League, and won the FA Cup.

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« Reply #632 on: May 16, 2021, 12:05:33 am »
Quite a career Jamie Vardy has had. Playing non-league football at the age of 25 and then became a champion of England, played in a World Cup and the Champions League, and won the FA Cup.
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« Reply #633 on: May 16, 2021, 02:04:19 am »
That Suarez header, the best non goal I've ever seen.

I think it was a volley right?

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« Reply #634 on: May 16, 2021, 02:11:39 am »
having just seen the goal - fuck me, my pet peave

defenders turning their backs/side, thus making themselves a smaller blocking object, fucking pussies, thiago literally is moving himself out of the way of stopping that ball, i fucking hate it, if he'd just fronted up (arms behind his back whatever) he'd blocked it

im glad leicester won but geez, happens so fucking often, defenders moving out of the way rather than taking a hit from the ball
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« Reply #635 on: May 16, 2021, 05:43:26 am »
Best part of the final I saw (or rather heard) was the booing of Chillwell.

Nothing against the bloke myself but to hear real boos was great

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« Reply #636 on: May 16, 2021, 06:32:20 am »
I think it was a volley right?

How Kolo missed that rebound I'll never know
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« Reply #637 on: May 16, 2021, 07:31:06 am »
What's killed it is the same teams winning it every year. It never used to be like that. When someone different wins it it means something again. Even in our heyday we only won it once a decade (twice in the 80's).

The magic is usually more in the earlier rounds with lower league and non league teams.

What else has killed it:
-the Premier League obsession
-the gap between rich and poor is so enormous that there's very few upsets
-the rich teams routinely using it as an attempt rotate their entire squads, despite the fact that the games are scheduled for league weekends
-replays
-media constantly banging on about "THE MAGIC OF THE CUP" as part of their paywalled "we're just like you real folks" marketing bullshit
-referees doing full "magic of the cup" refereeing and putting their worst performances of the season
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« Reply #638 on: May 16, 2021, 08:12:18 am »
I love this idea that the PL is being ruined by 6 evil clubs while the other 14 are good, pure socialist collectives who only charge a tenner to get in and plough all profits into local charities. If Leicester had been offered a role in the ESL they’d have snapped their hand off.

Anyway, well done to them and I’m genuinely delighted for Brendan
If anything it’s the other 14 clubs that are also part of the problem. They take hundreds of millions of PL money every season and only invest just enough to stay in the league. Leicester’s owners however are richer than ours, so they’re  hardly paupers.