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Post by Mark James » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:25 am

Mark James wrote:One of the best nights of my life. Check this out.
He's only gone and done it again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s5gxdzZOCE
I love that he plays for my team in my league but this kid deserves to be playing at the highest level. The technique and the audacity to even try it is amazing. If it was Rooney or Suarez doing that it would be raved about the world over.

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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:18 am

A guy I go to school with is going to leave at the end of the year to play for Dagenham and Redbridge.
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Post by Jon O'Neill » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:04 am

Rhys Benjamin wrote:A guy I go to school with is going to leave at the end of the year to play for Dagenham and Redbridge.
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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:43 am

http://rhysbenjamin.blogspot.co.uk/2014 ... eject.html

And to answer Jono's point from 7 months ago, he now plays for Wimbledon, and his name is Will Mannion. Also, one of my teachers, Robert Rice, plays for Basingstoke.
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Rhys Benjamin wrote:http://rhysbenjamin.blogspot.co.uk/2014 ... eject.html

And to answer Jono's point from 7 months ago, he now plays for Wimbledon, and his name is Will Mannion. Also, one of my teachers, Robert Rice, plays for Basingstoke.
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Post by Eoin Monaghan » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:41 pm

Very sad to hear Clarke Carlisle is in a serious condition following a crash. Was a great contestant on the show, so let's hope he can pull through. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/30583740

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Post by Jojo Apollo » Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:41 pm

Best wishes to Clarke Carlisle and family.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Fri May 29, 2015 8:58 pm

Bump.
As I can't start new topics, I wanted to open a discussion about THIEFA, sorry I meant FIFA
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Post by Mark James » Sat May 30, 2015 3:07 am

What I don't get is why it has taken the FAs, who know full well how corrupt FIFA is and has been, so long to disassociate from the organisation. As an Irishman with a poorly supported local league I can kind of understand why the FAI, for example, might want to still be recognised or have some sort of connection to a particular governing body but the Premier League, and by extension the FA, is such a global force it could easily operate on its own brand and should have made moves to withdraw long ago and the same could be said of the other more popular and strong leagues. I guess though the true case is that corruption is rife within all aspects of governance of the game that it wold be churlish of one to come out against another. I do think though it could be the beginning of the end of FIFA if Blatter doesn't resign in the very near future.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Sat May 30, 2015 9:00 pm

We need another world soccer federation. Boxing and dare I say, Darts manage with more than one.
If FIFA can't get their house in order then why not build a new one.
Or alternately, UEFA should maybe invite Brazil, Argentina and a couple of African and Asian teams in the next Euros.
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Post by Jon Corby » Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:02 pm

Congrats Ireland. Assume we're not that fussed about shocking handball decisions in qualifier play-offs now?

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Post by Mark James » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:33 am

Jon Corby wrote:Congrats Ireland. Assume we're not that fussed about shocking handball decisions in qualifier play-offs now?
I was never fussed about the Henry situation. I was more annoyed at Paul McShane's terrible defending than Henry handling the ball. We had already had the benefit of a poor handball decision in the qualifying group when we got a soft penalty against Georgia so I thought people were overreacting. Certainly the FAI were an embarrassment in the aftermath. It's one thing for fans to be upset at a dodgy decisions but looking for compensation or wanting to be the "33" team was a disgrace. I think genuine football fans were perplexed by the reaction. The media reaction didn't help either as they had a field day. Why one incident got so much more coverage over any other is a mystery. Must be a French thing.

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Post by Adam Gillard » Mon May 02, 2016 9:29 pm

Leicester City.
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon May 02, 2016 11:17 pm

Adam Gillard wrote:Leicester City.
I don't really follow football (it's a bit shit when you really think about it), but when there was so much hype in the news about them before this weekend, I really wanted them to not win this weekend, just to see if the news would manage to get itself worked up to the same extent before their next game. But yeah, by not winning on Sunday and instead winning today, it was a sort of draw on that front.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Tue May 03, 2016 8:31 am

Gevin 1 - 1 Leicester

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Post by Mark James » Tue May 17, 2016 4:16 pm

Andy Wilson wrote:Come on ye boys in green.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvm5bfQJOGU
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Post by Andy Wilson » Tue May 17, 2016 11:01 pm

Did it yeah? Nice one. Loads of work gone into it, the deep red lads were great. Loads of small things i wish we'd gotten in to make it funnier, but limited time to do it in and a lot of fun was had. Paul McGrath posted a couple of lovely lines earlier. 'June is approaching and butterflies start, but there's nothing more powerful than a brave Irish heart'. The black pearl of Inchicore, the poet. Here we go.

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Post by Jack Worsley » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:42 am

With Euro 2016 just a couple of days away, what are people's thoughts/predictions? Any players you're looking forward to watching?

I don't follow international football enough (except in major tournaments) to make any firm predictions but I might just favour Germany to win. They've had a couple of iffy friendly results recently but this has happened before and they always seem to turn on the style for the tournaments. France are certainly a dangerous team on their day and with home advantage, I'd put them as close second favourites. There's been a lot of talk about them being motivated further by last year's awful events in Paris and although this could be a factor, it could also the other way and prove to be a burden for them. Spain are seemingly in transition after their horror show in 2014 and with a lot of their star players retiring/reaching the end of their careers. They still look like a strong team and will certainly be threats. Belgium's an interesting one. Their squad is very strong and if they get their act together, they have a great chance of going a long way. I wasn't overly impressed with what I saw of them two years ago, although I may have to give them the benefit of the doubt and say it was partly down to lack of previous tournament experience (previous one for Belgium was the 2002 WC). That can not be an excuse for them this time.

As for England, I think it's best not to get too carried away. We certainly have a lot of exciting young players developing but we've been in this position before and failed to deliver. The win in Germany underlined their potential but I'm far from convinced by the defence. We've also been fairly ordinary in the four games since then. I'm hoping for the quarter-finals at least and if we get through the group in first or second place, we will probably get a reasonable draw. Anything better is a bonus, as I don't expect us to win and this tournament is about giving the players tournament experience as much as anything. Hopefully, people will keep expectations to a realistic level as we traditionally play better when the pressure's off.

Northern Ireland and the Republic Ireland will find it tough to qualify from their groups but with four of the six third-place teams advancing, I wouldn't rule either of them out. I'm not sure what to expect from Wales.

If I had to pick a dark horse, I'd plump for Austria. I haven't seen much of them but they have a good draw and were very impressive in qualifying, winning nine and drawing one in a group that also contained Sweden and Russia. The 4-1 away victory against Sweden was a superb result.

Hopefully it will be an exciting tournament to follow a brilliant World Cup two years ago, and that it will ultimately be remembered for the football, rather than all of the security threats.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:23 am

Do Israel and Australia get to enter this?

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Post by Thomas Cappleman » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:04 am

Gavin Chipper wrote:Do Israel and Australia get to enter this?
Israel do (along with other famously European countries like Kazakhstan), though never qualify. For football Australia choose to be in Asia instead.

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:57 am

During the World Cup 2 years ago, I said that France would win these Euros. Now everyone's jumped on the bandwagon and they're, quite reasonably, favourites. Not feeling like any of the obvious teams - Italy, Spain, Germany - are at their peak at the moment, while some of the smaller countries are coming in with a lot of momentum. We're due a shock winner. Don't know who that will be (Ukraine or Turkey, maybe?), but I'd like to see Iceland win it because they're tiny and it would be such a lovely story.

England could make the semis, but seeing as - after a 6 year hiatus - we're now back to frenzied 'England are going to win it!' mania off the back of a good qualifying campaign and some homegrown players smashing it up in the Prem this year, we'll probably go out in the group stages after Gareth Bale single-handedly beats us 3-0 and Rooney gets sent off.
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Post by Jack Worsley » Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:46 am

Jennifer Steadman wrote:We're due a shock winner.
Er, Greece three Euro tournaments ago?
Jennifer Steadman wrote:we'll probably go out in the group stages after Gareth Bale single-handedly beats us 3-0 and Rooney gets sent off.
Rooney screwing up in some way is a fairly safe bet. ;)

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:59 am

Jack Worsley wrote:
Jennifer Steadman wrote:We're due a shock winner.
Er, Greece three Euro tournaments ago?
12 years is quite a long time in the history of the Euros... (and also the number of years between Denmark and Greece winning)
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Post by Sean Fletcher » Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:15 pm

Poland???

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Post by Zarte Siempre » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:05 pm

Sensible-ish bet = Portugal
Outside bet = Ukraine

(Not putting any actual money on these, it's not golf.)
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Post by Marc Meakin » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:22 pm

Belgium on paper have a good team and are worth a bet.
I cant see anyone beating France though.
Dare I say it We (England ) might make the semis.
Btw, I wonder what the Scots will be doing over the next 4 weeks
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Post by Mark James » Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:54 pm

Jennifer Steadman wrote:We're due a shock winner. Don't know who that will be (Ukraine or Turkey, maybe?), but I'd like to see Iceland win it because they're tiny and it would be such a lovely story.
Iceland are my outside bet too. I liked the look of them in the qualifiers.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:16 pm

since when are poppies political.
I know FIFA is based in neutral Switzerland but surely they can acknowledge that there have been wars.
I say where the poppies. They wouldn't dare deduct points
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Call it a draw :)

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