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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 6/12/2012 1:19:00 AM   
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Martin Samuel is a twat. I hate it when he's on Sunday Supplement.


It's the way he always sounds like he is eating when talking. Even worse when you're listening to the podcast (why do I do it to myself?)


Tell me about it, and he goes on and on and on. The only worse ones are Barclay, Custis (has to be in the right on everything) and that other wab with the watery eyes who looks around seeking attention when he speaks.

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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 8/12/2012 11:02:33 PM   
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I'm watching MOTD on a time delay, Gary just called Michael Laudrup Brian Laudrup. Absolutely disgusting.

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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 8/12/2012 11:57:47 PM   
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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 9/12/2012 3:16:44 PM   
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Ah, if only United had had the kind of referee they get the other 37 games of the season....

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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 9/12/2012 3:30:19 PM   
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Ah, if only United had had the kind of referee they get the other 37 games of the season....


Not to worry, we've got the quality to win regardless...

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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 9/12/2012 3:44:11 PM   
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Ah, if only United had had the kind of referee they get the other 37 games of the season....


Not to worry, we've got the quality to win regardless...


I wouldn't get so ahead of yourselves just yet, has last season slipped from the memory so quickly....

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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 9/12/2012 3:45:41 PM   
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Ah, if only United had had the kind of referee they get the other 37 games of the season....


Not to worry, we've got the quality to win regardless...


I wouldn't get so ahead of yourselves just yet, has last season slipped from the memory so quickly....


Heh. I was being a bit sarky based on the fact I fancied us to lose in the United thread.

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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 9/12/2012 3:55:20 PM   
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Ah, if only United had had the kind of referee they get the other 37 games of the season....


Not to worry, we've got the quality to win regardless...


I wouldn't get so ahead of yourselves just yet, has last season slipped from the memory so quickly....


Heh. I was being a bit sarky based on the fact I fancied us to lose in the United thread.


Are we taking the reverse pyschology approach City took last season?

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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 9/12/2012 3:57:25 PM   
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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 9/12/2012 9:11:14 PM   
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Great win for Liverpool and Everton today.

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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 9/12/2012 9:28:25 PM   
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Classy header by Gerrard too.

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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 9/12/2012 10:32:54 PM   
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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 10/12/2012 9:11:56 AM   
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Martin Samuel is a twat. I hate it when he's on Sunday Supplement.


It's the way he always sounds like he is eating when talking. Even worse when you're listening to the podcast (why do I do it to myself?)


Tell me about it, and he goes on and on and on. The only worse ones are Barclay, Custis (has to be in the right on everything) and that other wab with the watery eyes who looks around seeking attention when he speaks.


I'm not really sure why I continue to subject myself to this. Maybe it is only to confirm that these professional reporters of the game have about as much insight and understanding as me after a few pints in the pub.

I think their ultimate low point came some time last season when a point was made about Italian football and one wag suggested that no one watches it any more (presumably because all games are 1-0 and he's not seen any Serie A since about 1992). Though Barclay was on this week, which itself is a low point. Patrick, who's the better goal keeper, Julio Cesar or Rob Green? Well obviously Cesar has Champions League experience, but isn't used to the standards of the PL, so Rob Green

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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 10/12/2012 1:17:26 PM   
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So, was it genius from Fergie to buy RvP this summer, instead of doing what almost any pundit or fan would have done and invest in midfield? Its certainly starting to look like ManU could win the PL this season off the back of one player. And by that, I don't mean that Rooney or anyone else at Utd isn't contributing, but it seems to be RvP who is popping up and scoring the all important goals that snatch the points for Utd.

I don't know what this says about the PL, that IMO Utd are 1/3 of a team, with a dodgy midfield, a defense that is completely non-existent at times (even for whole games) and yet could well walk away with the title. Or, are they just one RvP injury away from the whole house of cards crashing down?

On the other side of Manchester, there will be talk about Mancini selecting Balotelli to start, but I'd more question those recent starts of Dzeko as a move to appease him when he didn't want to be a supersub, though he was really adding to the team there and seemed much more off the pace starting games.

I think the "holiday" for Chelsea will be interesting. I think it was Southampton who were really struggling before one international break. As they don't have many internationals this meant the manager could spend a whole week with the team going back to basics and since then their defending has lifted. This could happen to Chelsea with Rafa having a week out of the limelight with the Chelsea teams and what could be termed a couple of practise matches with them. Or, the team can find out they really hate him in that time and come back just as bad as they went

Who do we fancy for 4th now? According to Liverpool fans they are just one January signing off a Champions League spot.

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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 10/12/2012 1:35:24 PM   
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According to Liverpool fans they are just one January signing off a Champions League spot.


Is Dumbledore on the market then?

An enjoyable day of neutral football yesterday, my only thought being why does Mancini presist with Balotelli?
I wouldn't want him at Leicester to be honest.

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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 10/12/2012 1:59:32 PM   
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According to Liverpool fans they are just one January signing off a Champions League spot.


Is Dumbledore on the market then?

An enjoyable day of neutral football yesterday, my only thought being why does Mancini presist with Balotelli?
I wouldn't want him at Leicester to be honest.


I might be wrong, but didn't Balotelli perform well against Utd last season? I can see that as the reason he got a start in this game. I think the problem for a manager is that you don't know when he is going to be "on". He might be brilliant one day, but on the next you'd like to sub him after 5 minutes as he just doesn't look like he wants to play today. And I think Mancini is starting to make it clear that this isn't a kick about on the beach where you can choose to perform or not, this is a profession and you can't be in the first team if you don't get up for each game and leave it all on the pitch. Unfortunately, if Mancini can't get him playing, they back themselves into a corner of having an asset that will be hard to move on given his price and wage (unless he wants to go to Russia).

I'd personally have a bigger problem with Nasri. Every time I saw him at Arsenal he gave what I'd consider a MotM performance, causing trouble for other teams with his vision and creativity. I see that very rarely now for City. Its almost like he decided that as every player around him was so good that he could take a breather now and not try so hard.

Outside of City, and again only highlights, but Wilshere looked like he was right back there. Unfortunately, if he is playing next to Arteta and he bursts all the way forward this leaves the Arsenal defense exposed, but hey I'm happy to watch him flying up the field.

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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 10/12/2012 3:05:10 PM   
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Yeah i agree, Nasri's become a proper knob after moving to City. Whilst at Arsenal i feel he was a knob in waiting, at City he's let his inner knob run free. What a knob.

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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 10/12/2012 6:30:14 PM   
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Yeah i agree, Nasri's become a proper knob after moving to City. Whilst at Arsenal i feel he was a knob in waiting, at City he's let his inner knob run free. What a knob.




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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 10/12/2012 6:51:07 PM   
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On the other side of Manchester, there will be talk about Mancini selecting Balotelli to start, but I'd more question those recent starts of Dzeko as a move to appease him when he didn't want to be a supersub, though he was really adding to the team there and seemed much more off the pace starting games.


On his day Balotelli is immense but he is far too inconsistent. I really don't understand why Mancini doesn't just stick with Aguero and Tevez as much as possible, they are both world class and much more consistent.

Like you say Nasri is a big problem and the defence isn't quite as strong as last season because the defenders are moved around a bit and they miss De Jong as the hatchet man.


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Who do we fancy for 4th now? According to Liverpool fans they are just one January signing off a Champions League spot.




We're not far off really, we just need a left back, another winger and striker. But us getting closer is in part due to the other teams being poorer. I still think Arsenal and Spurs will be up there and Everton and us will compete but I expect the other teams like West Brom to fall away (as they already seem to be doing).

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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 11/12/2012 2:32:15 PM   
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not an Enrique fan then?

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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 11/12/2012 2:38:30 PM   
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b-but Stewart Downing can pay at left-back!

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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 11/12/2012 2:41:08 PM   
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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 11/12/2012 11:19:18 PM   
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not an Enrique fan then?


I'm liking him more playing further forward, he's the kind of direct player we lack in midfield. He seems to have more strength when playing further forward while at the back is given the run around a bit. We still need another, better left winger and left back (unless Robinson comes through or Johnson moves permanently there).

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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 17/12/2012 10:07:23 AM   
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Well hopefully Fellaini gets the book thrown at him today after Saturday. He's always been a dirty little shit.

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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 17/12/2012 12:01:22 PM   
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3 games it should be, no more, no less.

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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 17/12/2012 12:14:49 PM   
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Interesting that it is two players with a very high profile going into the transfer window. I'm not condoning Fellaini at all, but I do think the level of "dirty" tactics in the box has got out of hand. So far so, that I don't know how referees reign it in now. We'll all go on about how a player diving is cheating, and that's to some extent because it makes a nice TV replay and talking point. But its got to be a form of cheating some of the defending that goes on at set pieces. And on the rare occasion this is punished, its usually met with some degree of astonishment by commentators.

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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 17/12/2012 2:17:21 PM   
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Well hopefully Fellaini gets the book thrown at him today after Saturday. He's always been a dirty little shit.


Could have done a lot worse. Could have broken the guy's leg.

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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 17/12/2012 4:06:44 PM   
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Talk of a 9 game ban for Fellaini would be fully justified in my opinion. Absolutely disgraceful, not justified or understandable in any way by the fact he was getting his shirt pulled. The worst part is the little look towards the ref to make sure he wasn't looking before he planted the nut. If Barton got 12 games for his antics in the summer (and I fully agree with that) then Fellaini surely needs somewhere approaching that.

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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 17/12/2012 6:01:19 PM   
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Well hopefully Fellaini gets the book thrown at him today after Saturday. He's always been a dirty little shit.


Could have done a lot worse. Could have broken the guy's leg.




maybe this incident was devised by that wily old fox Moyesy in an attempt to deter buyers in January? No one wants to buy a player who could be out til the end of February, it's genius.

Also, surely a headbutt isn't worth a longer ban than multiple counts of racist abuse, to give an example? Barton's ban was only as long as it was because it was multiple instances of 'violent conduct' (the initial red card, the kick on Aguero, the headbutt on Kompany = three counts of violent conduct = three four match bans). A four game ban for Fellaini would have been best, though three matches isn't really *too* much of a miscarriage of justice.

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RE: Premier League 2012-2013 Results & Discussion - 17/12/2012 8:32:07 PM   
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Bye bye Reading. City up next and they seem to be odds on to be at the foot of the league and ready for relegation come Jan 1.

They look a long way off PL pace. So I'd keep McDermott and prepare for an assault on the Championship next season. Also, they have put together late runs before. But he must be half wondering if there'll be a P45 on his desk, instead of a Christmas card.

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