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Post by Ian Volante » Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:26 pm

I don't see the connection.
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Post by Andy Wilson » Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:53 pm

What do you mean Ian? Really shocked by this news. :(

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Post by Karen Pearson » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:06 pm

Very upset by the news about Gary Speed today.

One of my heroes of the glory days of the early 90s.

(Not that I'm not sad about the Togo players but I don't really know anything about them so don't feel the loss so much)

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Re: The C4C Football Thread

Post by Andy Wilson » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:49 pm

Just watching Stoke and noticing the green paint over the pitch markings from the previous game. At first glance I assumed it was just markings from Rugby played there or something, but now I realise they've obviously had to widen/lengthen the pitch for the european game. I'm assuming this isn't by choice. I have heard of them making the pitch narrower to suit their crap style before but i'm surprised the official pitch dimensions differs from the FA to UEFA.

Not sure how reliable my sources are here but cba searching further, have a bbc.co.uk/sport page which I will assume is correct for the premier league but doesn't say as much and a wiki page for UEFA. In England it must be between 100 yards (90m) and 130 yards (120m) length wise and the width not less than 50 yards (45m) and not more than 100 yards (90m). UEFA appear to have 4 categories. For categories 1 and 2, which I assume are lower level games, the dimenions are 100 to 105 m long, 64 to 68 m wide and then for categories 3 and 4, which I shall assume the Stoke game falls into, 105 m long, 68 m wide.

Also, Walters just came on and he doesn't look half as tough without his handlebar moustache.

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Re: The C4C Football Thread

Post by Ian Volante » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:52 pm

Common ploy in amateur rugby league was/is, if there's a choice of pitches, to play to one's strengths and the opposition's weakness, i.e. a small pitch if you dominate the forwards, and a wide one if you dominate the backs.
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Re: The C4C Football Thread

Post by Andy Wilson » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:23 pm

Crafty beggars. Anyway, only a few hours to go 'til the big draw. Woo!

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Re: The C4C Football Thread

Post by Jon O'Neill » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:26 pm

Ian Volante wrote:Common ploy in amateur rugby league was/is, if there's a choice of pitches, to play to one's strengths and the opposition's weakness, i.e. a small pitch if you dominate the forwards, and a wide one if you dominate the backs.
Same of home field advantage in most sports I imagine, preparation of the pitch in cricket being a good example.

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Post by Eoin Monaghan » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:48 pm

Spain, Italy and Croatia for Ireland and Ukraine, Sweden and France for England in the Euro 2012 groups. Ireland obviously gonna get it tough against Spain but I think with an Italian manager it's possible.

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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:51 pm

Eoin Monaghan wrote:Ireland
:roll:

How many times Eoin, YOU'RE IN THE UK!
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Re: The C4C Football Thread

Post by Eoin Monaghan » Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:19 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Eoin Monaghan wrote:Ireland
:roll:

How many times Eoin, YOU'RE IN THE UK!
Please don't start.

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Re: The C4C Football Thread

Post by Jon O'Neill » Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:54 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Eoin Monaghan wrote:Ireland
:roll:

How many times Eoin, YOU'RE IN THE UK!
Woooo, go UK football team!!!

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Post by JimBentley » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:16 pm

Eoin Monaghan wrote:
Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Eoin Monaghan wrote:Ireland
:roll:

How many times Eoin, YOU'RE IN THE UK!
Please don't start.
Just because Eoin lives in Northern Ireland, it doesn't mean he has to support Northern Ireland, so why not the Republic? Personally, I support American Samoa.

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Post by Andy Wilson » Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:53 am

But Monaghan is in the republic :?

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Post by JimBentley » Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:07 am

Andy Wilson wrote:But Monaghan is in the republic :?
Ah right, then Rhys's comment makes no sense at all! Carry on.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:03 pm

JimBentley wrote:Rhys's comment makes no sense at all! Carry on.
Normality resumed!

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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:52 pm

Andy Wilson wrote:But Monaghan is in the republic :?
No he's not, look at the Eurovision 2011 thread.
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Post by Ian Volante » Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:23 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Andy Wilson wrote:But Monaghan is in the republic :?
No he's not, look at the Eurovision 2011 thread.
Did we exceed the "maximum levels of meaning" quotient again?
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Re: The C4C Football Thread

Post by Andy Wilson » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:16 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Andy Wilson wrote:But Monaghan is in the republic :?
No he's not, look at the Eurovision 2011 thread.
I think you've gotten confused, we're talking about Euro 2012.

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Re: The C4C Football Thread

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:18 pm

JORDAN RHODES
JORDAN RHODES
JORDAN, JORDAN RHODES
HE KICKS THE BALL AND SCORES 5 GOALS
JORDAN, JORDAN RHODES!!!!!

UP THE TERRIERS!!!!!!!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)
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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:03 am

All right then James.....

OHHHHHH BOBBY ZAMORA!!!!!

Or should I leave that for this afternoon when we beat Charlton Athletic 60-0?
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Re: The C4C Football Thread

Post by James Robinson » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:55 am

Rhys Benjamin wrote:Or should I leave that for this afternoon when we beat Charlton Athletic 60-0?
Yeah right, Rhys. Based on Fulham's recent FA Cup form, I think a Charlton win is more or less guaranteed today.
Rhys Benjamin wrote:OHHHHHH BOBBY ZAMORA!!!!!
YAWN!!!

Let me put this to you then Rhys:

Fulham goals in the league this season: 22

Jordan Rhodes goals in the league this season: 25!!! :D 8-) :ugeek:
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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:00 am

James Robinson wrote:
Rhys Benjamin wrote:Or should I leave that for this afternoon when we beat Charlton Athletic 60-0?
Yeah right, Rhys. Based on Fulham's recent FA Cup form, I think a Charlton win is more or less guaranteed today.
Rhys Benjamin wrote:OHHHHHH BOBBY ZAMORA!!!!!
YAWN!!!

Let me put this to you then Rhys:

Fulham goals in the league this season: 22

Jordan Rhodes goals in the league this season: 25!!! :D 8-) :ugeek:
You try playing Man Utd on a Sunday!
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Post by Matt Morrison » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:25 pm

When the ball hits your head
and your seat's in row Z.
That's Zamora.

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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:49 pm

Can I actually believe the Fulham score?
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Re: The C4C Football Thread

Post by James Robinson » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:03 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:Can I actually believe the Fulham score?
Change Fulham to Huddersfield.

We should've been dead and buried at half-time :!:

UP THE TOWN! UP THE TOWN!! UP THE TOWN!!!

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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:14 am

We should have been 3 down at half-time!
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Post by James Robinson » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:29 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:We should have been 3 down at half-time!
So, should we!! How that Bean missed that sitter is beyond me :!: :?
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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:45 pm

I have been on Sky Sports' website all day and the highlight for me is the ongoing terms between Bobby Zamora and QPR.

FULHAM CONFIRMED INS:

JACK GRIMMER - UNDISCLOSED
CSABA SOMOGYI - FREE

FULHAM CONFIRMED OUTS:

ALEX KACANIKLIC - LOAN
MARCELLO TROTTA - LOAN
KEANU MARSH-BROWN - RELEASED
COREY GAMEIRO - LOAN
RICHARD PENIKET - LOAN

I'll do that for anyone who wants their club.
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Post by Jon O'Neill » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:46 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:I have been on Sky Sports' website all day and the highlight for me is the ongoing terms between Bobby Zamora and QPR.

FULHAM CONFIRMED INS:

JACK GRIMMER - UNDISCLOSED
CSABA SOMOGYI - FREE

FULHAM CONFIRMED OUTS:

ALEX KACANIKLIC - LOAN
MARCELLO TROTTA - LOAN
KEANU MARSH-BROWN - RELEASED
COREY GAMEIRO - LOAN
RICHARD PENIKET - LOAN

I'll do that for anyone who wants their club.
Liverpool please.

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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:49 pm

Jon O'Neill wrote: Liverpool please.
IN:

Danny Ward - Undisclosed
Jordon Ibe - Undisclosed

OUT:

Danny Wilson - Loan
Nathan Eccleston - Loan
Jonjo Shelvey - Loan:Recalled
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Post by Jon O'Neill » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:50 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Jon O'Neill wrote: Liverpool please.
IN:

Danny Ward - Undisclosed
Jordon Ibe - Undisclosed

OUT:

Danny Wilson - Loan
Nathan Eccleston - Loan
Jonjo Shelvey - Loan:Recalled
How about now?

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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:52 pm

Jon O'Neill wrote: How about now?
No change.
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Post by Eoin Monaghan » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:12 pm

2041: Unbelievable scenes at Goodison Park. A fan has handcuffed himself to the goal posts. Suffice to say the game has stopped while they look for the key, or a hacksaw.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:28 pm

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Welcome back Djib. So excited. Hope he rips it for QPR. Genuinely think it was worth us spending £4m to have him back for a bit.

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Matt Morrison wrote:Image

Welcome back Djib. So excited. Hope he rips it for QPR. Genuinely think it was worth us spending £4m to have him back for a bit.
Ah, he was great.

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Post by Jon Corby » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:25 am

Did anybody else notice the misspelt advert scrolling round the pitchside on Sunday's Chelsea v Man U game?

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Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:35 pm

Jon Corby wrote:Did anybody else notice the misspelt advert scrolling round the pitchside on Sunday's Chelsea v Man U game?
No, go on. (I'll bite!)

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Post by Jon Corby » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:40 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Jon Corby wrote:Did anybody else notice the misspelt advert scrolling round the pitchside on Sunday's Chelsea v Man U game?
No, go on. (I'll bite!)
Oh, shit. I wish it was a joke now.

No, there really was an advert scrolling round the pitchside advertising their shirts or something which gave the url as chelsefc.com/shopping. It was an alternating with a correctly spelled one. I kept expecting somebody to notice and pull it or change it, but no, it kept appearing throughout.

Sorry, it really was that dull. Not as exciting as a cat on the pitch or a fan handcuffed to a goalpost.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:54 pm

You know, I'm not joking, I did actually see that. I just had no idea really until you'd said it.
I actually remember thinking "that 'a' looked funny" as I just caught sight of it before it the camera changed or it left the screen, and then when I looked back and saw it again shortly after it seemed to be fine, which your "alternating with a correctly spelled one" fits with.

Cool.

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Post by Jon Corby » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:56 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:You know, I'm not joking, I did actually see that. I just had no idea really until you'd said it.
Wow, I was hooked once I first spotted it, I found it difficult to concentrate on anything else. What was the final score?

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Post by Jon Corby » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:09 pm

So Harry's not guilty of tax evasion? How the fuck?

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Post by Martyn Simpson » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:12 pm

Jon Corby wrote:So Harry's not guilty of tax evasion? How the fuck?
Did you honestly expect him to get found guilty?

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Post by Jon Corby » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:18 am

Jon Corby wrote:Did anybody else notice the misspelt advert scrolling round the pitchside on Sunday's Chelsea v Man U game?
As an exciting follow-up to this, I was avidly watching the electronic advertising boards during the England v Netherlands game last night, and there was an advert for ...er, something, I can't remember what - McDonald's football academies or something? - anyway, and there was a bit where it just said "n thousand children and counting", except there was a ballboy/steward crouched right down over the "o" in counting so it clearly just said "cunting" instead. It was shortly after Parker got that tripod in the bollocks, because when I started giggling I pretended to my son that it was still at that. I hate Parker.

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Post by Jon O'Neill » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:21 am

Jon Corby wrote:
Jon Corby wrote:Did anybody else notice the misspelt advert scrolling round the pitchside on Sunday's Chelsea v Man U game?
As an exciting follow-up to this, I was avidly watching the electronic advertising boards during the England v Netherlands game last night, and there was an advert for ...er, something, I can't remember what - McDonald's football academies or something? - anyway, and there was a bit where it just said "n thousand children and counting", except there was a ballboy/steward crouched right down over the "o" in counting so it clearly just said "cunting" instead. It was shortly after Parker got that tripod in the bollocks, because when I started giggling I pretended to my son that it was still at that. I hate Parker.
Why do you hate Parker, out of interest?

I think he's gone from being underrated to overrated too quickly, and he looks a bit like a 90s popstar. That's why I don't like him. But I wouldn't say I hate him.

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Post by Jon Corby » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:45 am

Jon O'Neill wrote:I think he's gone from being underrated to overrated too quickly, and he looks a bit like a 90s popstar.
Those are all good points and certainly contribute. But mainly for me it's just his attitude on the pitch. He's one of those cunts (like Michael Brown, for example) where it just seems to me that he would happily just chop everybody down if he could get away with it, particularly when games aren't going his way.

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Post by Eoin Monaghan » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:31 pm

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/intern[flash=][/flash]ational/bahrains-big-win-attracts-suspicion-7466738.html

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One of the best nights of my life. Check this out.

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Mark James wrote:One of the best nights of my life. Check this out.
Nice. Love the way you get as many replays as you do for a Premier League match on Sky!

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Post by Mark James » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:11 pm

Any of our resident maths geniuses want to work out the odds of the Champions League draw coming up with the same pairings as the rehearsal? Sky Sports said 5000-1 but it seems like it would be a bit more than that to me. The equation is complicated by the seedings and the fact you can't get drawn against someone you played against in the group stages.

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Post by Michael Wallace » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:25 pm

Mark James wrote:Any of our resident maths geniuses want to work out the odds of the Champions League draw coming up with the same pairings as the rehearsal? Sky Sports said 5000-1 but it seems like it would be a bit more than that to me. The equation is complicated by the seedings and the fact you can't get drawn against someone you played against in the group stages.
I did this just now for my (seldom updated) blog. I got 1 in 5,463 by brute-forcing it.

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Post by David Williams » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:58 pm

You are assuming that there is an equal probability of each of these draws arising.

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Post by Philip Jarvis » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:24 pm

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Oh yes ... the Bradford lads did the job. Wembley here we come!
What a fantastic achievement ... something our neighbours at Leeds and Huddersfield can only dream of. :lol:
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Post by James Robinson » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:02 am

Philip Jarvis wrote:Oh yes ... the Bradford lads did the job. Wembley here we come!
What a fantastic achievement ... something our neighbours at Huddersfield can only dream of. :lol:
You've got that right, mate :!:
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Post by Jon Corby » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:03 pm

James Robinson wrote:JORDAN RHODES
JORDAN RHODES
JORDAN, JORDAN RHODES
HE KICKS THE BALL AND SCORES A GOAL
JORDAN, JORDAN RHODES!!!!!

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Post by James Robinson » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:08 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
James Robinson wrote:JORDAN RHODES
JORDAN RHODES
JORDAN, JORDAN RHODES
HE KICKS THE BALL AND SCORES A GOAL
JORDAN, JORDAN RHODES!!!!!
Let's put it this way, I wasn't at all surprised that he scored against us tonight..........

I just hope it's not that one that sends us down.

I so don't want us to need a result against Barnsley on the last day :!: :!:
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Post by Jon Corby » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:37 am

Sorry Robbo :)

Shame to see Portsmouth relegated to League Two last night as well.

HAHAHAHAHA

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Post by Andy Wilson » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:59 pm

Jon Corby wrote:Sorry Robbo :)

Shame to see Portsmouth relegated to League Two last night as well.

HAHAHAHAHA
btw... :)

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Re: The C4C Football Thread

Post by Mark James » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:57 pm

Amazing two days. St Pats win the League of Ireland. Huge celebrations including a night in the pub watching the Irish equivalent of Match of the Day in the company of the team. Sing song and all with the players too. Pure magic.

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Re: The C4C Football Thread

Post by sean d » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:36 am

Mark James wrote:Amazing two days. St Pats win the League of Ireland. Huge celebrations including a night in the pub watching the Irish equivalent of Match of the Day in the company of the team. Sing song and all with the players too. Pure magic.
Well earned, and won in style it has to be said (reluctantly!)... next season though....

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