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Saturday Dec 21:

 

L 1 Flamengo 0 We never do it the easy way do we? The only surprise is it didn’t go to penalties. Watching it live I wasn’t particularly impressed with our performance, especially in the first half, but I watched the whole game again later and with the nerves and emotion removed it was much better than I initially thought.

 

Firstly, they’re a good side. Steamrolling them was never going to happen. They had a good go but we took their best punches and eventually just overpowered them. Andy Robbo’s handling of Rafinha was brilliant. I couldn’t possibly love him any more than I do. He’s a little bastard and every team needs one of those. Funny how they’re often Scottish!

 

Hendo was great as well, and you’ve gotta love his trademark trophy lift. All those years he had to battle to win people over and he had all kinds of shit thrown his way, and now he’s lifting the biggest prizes in the game as our captain, and he’s doing it in his own unique way. 

 

I’m just made up for him. There are still some weirdos out there on social media who want him replaced, but every trophy he lifts makes them look more and more ridiculous. I only wish his brilliant shot in the last couple of minutes had gone in so he could have scored the winner. That was an incredible save actually.

 

So pleased for Bobby as well. It’s always about Sadio and Mo as they get the goals, and this season especially Bobby has struggled to score. But this tournament is a massive deal in Brazil so for him to score the winner in both games will have meant the world to him.

 

As much as Flamengo were bad shithouses, I like the fact we’ve played the South American Champions and wish we could do it more often (in other words let’s win more European Cups!). It should be seen as a bigger deal than it is really. Even some of our fans weren’t really on board with it, but seeing how much it meant to the lads probably swayed their opinion.  

 

Finally, I have to tell you this as you’ll love it. At the start of the game when the camera showed Jorge Jesus, I laughed and said to myself “look at the state of that Peter Stringfellow looking prick”. A bit later on, Adrianna comes in to see how the game is going. He comes on the screen and she goes “he’s got hair like you”. “You cheeky get, his hair is nothing like mine”. “What about it is not like yours? Name one thing that’s different?”. “The colour for a start”. She didn’t say anything, she just gave me the Ancelotti eyebrow, shook her head and walked out. The lack of respect I get in my own house is almost as bad as it is on here.

 

Sunday Dec 22:

 

Some sections of the media still talking about it like it’s some glorified friendly. Makes me laugh really. You know why no-one in this country gives a fuck about this tournament? Because our teams our usually not good enough to be in it, and when they are everyone else wants to talk about how shit it is. 

 

It’s understandable really. If City or Chelsea had been playing in this, I’d have been downplaying it too. No-one wants to see another English side crowned ‘World Champions’ so of course the importance of it is going to be dismissed. Fans of most other teams will never ever see their team competing for it, so why would they attach any importance to it?

 

If the competition were expanded and there were 32 teams from around the world involved it would be viewed differently, but hopefully that never happens as nobody needs that. Bottom line is we’re the European Champions and we just beat the best team in South America, so now we’re officially the best team on the planet. 

 

I don’t care if some chin stroking journos on Sunday Supplement are pontificating about it not being a big deal. Look at how our players have reacted to it. Their joyous celebrations tells me all I need to know.

 

Meanwhile, while we’re basking in the glow of becoming World Champs, the Mancs were losing 2-0 at bottom club Watford and Mourinho was getting schooled by Frank Lampard. Great stuff. These really are halcyon days.

 

 

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David Luiz for worst performance by an opposition player for me. He was shocking at Anfield giving away the pen and then being destroyed by Salah for the third.

 

Every time I watch Burnley I become more convinced that Charlie Taylor is the worst player in the league though.

 

 

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4 hours ago, Corky74 said:

Dave Stringfellow has a nice ring to it

More like Dave Dangerfield. I can't get no respect. The other day I told my daughter I was told I had the hair of a lion. She said I must have misheard 'linesman'.

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"... when the holes aren’t lined up properly and it’s impossible to get the bolt in there, it’s fair game to lose your temper and shout and swear... as long as your kid isn’t there to see it then it’s fine."

 

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19 hours ago, dave u said:

Luiz and Aurier both decent shouts.

 

Mason Holgate as well.

Massive Holegape would be my pick.  Everton fans last season were saying what a wonderful player he was, but couldn't ever really pin down any particular quality that made him so (probably the Firmino incident).  Now they more or less agree that he is utter turd, and liable to be one of Ancelotti's first casualties.

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I saw one of them on twitter saying he's going to be better than Van Dijk in 12 months. The same lad also said Calvert-Lewin is better than Firmino and Davies will be better than Gerrard. I think he was on a wind up, but it's hard to be sure these days as there are so many loons on social media.

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16 hours ago, dave u said:

I saw one of them on twitter saying he's going to be better than Van Dijk in 12 months. The same lad also said Calvert-Lewin is better than Firmino and Davies will be better than Gerrard. I think he was on a wind up, but it's hard to be sure these days as there are so many loons on social media.


Calvert-Lewin is now a £50m striker, according to the majority of the GOT forum. 

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19 hours ago, Captain Turdseye said:


Calvert-Lewin is now a £50m striker, according to the majority of the GOT forum. 

A few weeks back they hated him and thought he was shite. They wanted Kean starting.

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