The Football.....

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Spartak, 29 Jan 2012.

  1. The Central Scrutinizer

    The Central Scrutinizer Veteran

    Location:
    Essex
    Home to citeh first game of the season.
    Easy three points for the hammers then. :whistle:
     
  2. Kempstonian

    Kempstonian Über Member

    Location:
    Bedford
    Oh we had that last season, followed by Chelsea - good luck! We lost both matches and at the end of the season those six points lost proved quite damaging. If we had beaten City we would have got a top 4 place and Liverpool would be Champions now! (So much for "Its early in the season, there's a long way to go...")
     
  3. MarkF

    MarkF Legendary Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    If my junior team had celebrated like that after 6 goals with the game totally dead and their opponents humiliated, they'd have got right bollocking. I've never ever seen anything like it in 40 years of playing and coaching. I am ok with the goals but the celebrations were just plain wrong.
     
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  4. AndyRM

    AndyRM XOXO

    Location:
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    Agreed, but then US sport isn't particularly known for grace in victory.
     
  5. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Leave off.

    Scoring goals is what it's all about, it's a fantastic feeling and you have every right to celebrate. Competitive sport isn't about sparing the feelings of your opponents, you are out to crush them.
     
  6. MarkF

    MarkF Legendary Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Some goals are more important than others, the ones after 6 would have had most teams creeping sheepishly back into their own half.
     
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  7. Kempstonian

    Kempstonian Über Member

    Location:
    Bedford
    Yes they do have a different attitude when it comes to sports and setting records. I can see why the woman who scored five of the goals kept going - she was probably hoping the match would never end! We sometimes forget that although its a team sport individuals also have records to break - and every one of the USA players will remember that match for the rest of their lives. I suspect the Thai players will also, but for very different reasons.

    My home town club - Luton Town - had a best win of 12-0 against Bristol Rovers way back in 1936... and one player (Joe Payne) scored 10 of the goals and was called "Ten goal" Payne ever afterwards. Luton's record win was 15-0 against Great Yarmouth Town in the FA Cup in 1914.

    Not too bad a start for the Gunners next season - Away to Newcastle, then home to Burnley - but we then have Liverpool away and Spurs at home.
     
  8. Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

    Location:
    Cheshire
    Just reading that PSG have offered NINETEEN year old De Ligt £340K per week.
    Salah is on £200K a week.
    I wonder where De Ligt will choose to go :rolleyes:
     
  9. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    That's enough for a month, surely.
     
  10. Kempstonian

    Kempstonian Über Member

    Location:
    Bedford
    That would do me for five years!

    Insane isn't it?
     
  11. SpokeyDokey

    SpokeyDokey 20% through Decade 7. Yikes! Moderator

    Obscene is more like it.
     
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  12. downesy

    downesy Über Member

    Location:
    Ayrshire
    Spurs away for us first game, looking forward to seeing the new stadium. Looks stunning on the footage I have seen, and we end the season at a new (to me ) stadium away at the kit stealers ( West ham)
     
  13. The Central Scrutinizer

    The Central Scrutinizer Veteran

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    Essex
  14. AndyRM

    AndyRM XOXO

    Location:
    Whitley Bay
    Some result for The Matildas today, chapeau.
     
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  15. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    A very good one, spoilt by that bloody VAR.

    Bin it, it just slows the game down and the decisions can still be controversial.
     
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