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  1. 10 points
    Last season's fixture took place in late June 2020 - with the lockdown delaying our coronation as champions. Our first post-lockdown game had been a goalless draw at The Pit, with both sides struggling for rhythm and effectiveness. We put that right a few days later with an emphatic 4-0 win. Mo and Sadio were amongst the goals as usual, but the standouts were Trent's sublime free kick to open the scoring, and Fabinho's second half Exocet missile from miles out. The players were superb that night, and could chill out the following night as nearest challengers City (of sorts given how far back they were) travelled to Chelsea. The Rentboys won, and we were finally confirmed as champions of England for the first time in 30 years. Those were some heady days amid the general carnage of Covid life. Palace visited Anfield in late November 1992 in the PL's inaugural season, and the erratic Reds came away with a resounding 5-0 win. Souness' Liverpool had been miles off the pace in the league, had been knocked out of Europe by Spartak Moscow, knocked out of the League Cup (by Wimbledon I think), and would soon be knocked out of the FA Cup (as holders too) by Bolton in a 3rd round replay at Anfield. Against Palace though, all was good as John Barnes returned to the starting line-up following a lengthy injury. McManaman got two, and there were goals for Marsh, Rosenthal and Hutchison. Just writing those names emphasises what a weak squad we had back then! Marsh's from distance was a cracker, and McManaman's second followed a howler from Palace goalkeeper Nigel Martyn. The commentary in this video sounds like it's off The Fast Show's Channel 9! Charles & Eddie were riding high at the top of the charts for 2 weeks in November 1992 with 'Would I Lie To You?' Decent tune that is still popular today. I think they were one hit wonders because I can't recall them releasing anything else. They were knocked off the top by Whitney Houston, who stayed there for the rest of the decade. It's an early 1990s quirk that if a song featured in a film with Kevin Costner as the hero, the song stayed at number one for aeons in the UK. So we are at the final push. We sit in 4th place with a healthy goal difference over 5th-placed Leicester. Don't freak out over permutations, although matching or bettering their result will complete the job and salvage something from this ordeal of a season. It's a far cry from mood around the Palace game last season, but we can achieve the same outcome. We know we can get a cracking result against Palace, as scoreline-wise the contest at Selhurst Park was our best result of the season. More of the same please. Complete the job, and then get a good rest. This is the last of the match thread entries of this type for me. The 'Number One' idea was to celebrate our status as top dogs, and bring a little musical nostalgia. It wasn't hubris on my part, just an intent to enjoy the team's achievements rather than stressing over games as I used to do. I've enjoyed making these posts, but it might be necessary to go back to more tried and trusted methods. Maybe another theme might come to me over the summer, we'll see.
  2. 6 points
    It absolutely is 100% a term used by the right to insult the left. Undeniably. But that aside, it’s a fucking shite phrase, in line with woke and all the other modern Twitter phrases.
  3. 6 points
    If anyone can find evidence on this here forum of me saying that 1) I'd never get married and 2) I'd never have kids then they're an outright liar. Baby_b due in November. Holy. Moly.
  4. 5 points
    Let’s never forget Carra is a fucking legend and we started singing “ we all dream of a team of Carraghers” in Taskin Square as the antidote to Stevie’s lack of loyalty. Carra telling Mourinho to fuck off being a case in point....we’re a historic big Club you cheap little upstart versus Stevie’s falling for the fake riches. Carra’s a sound lad, always has been and always will be, and the vendetta against him on here is sadly misplaced. Remember his old fella kicking off with the “ring of fire” song after Fulham away in 04.
  5. 4 points
    Away kit looks pretty good
  6. 4 points
  7. 4 points
    From your response there it sounds like you’re a little bit offended by the criticism you’re receiving, so maybe you do give a flying fuck? If people want to voice their disdain or dislike for someone based on his actions towards things that mean something to them, who are you to join the conversation and start slinging belittling insults about and telling them their views are not valid? Hodgson had an unsuccessful time here and spouted a lot of shite, but above all for me was his attitude towards the club and fans, in telling us where we should expect to be, but also towards Kenny, who will always draw defensive responses when addressed the way he was by Hodgson. Kenny and the club mean a lot to people in a partisan sport. It’s not about being offended, it’s about caring about something. Edit - that said, I wish no ill will to the man and all the best for his retirement. Doesn’t change what an unrivalled whopper he acted during his time here
  8. 4 points
    Will be great for Van Dijk to get an opportunity to play alongside Nat next season. Will bring him on no end.
  9. 3 points
    Class is always conveniently left out of gender debates in this country, it's always presented as a * cough * binary issue. But can anyone seriously suggest that a working class British man has an advantage over a middle class British woman? In any field?
  10. 3 points
    He seems to be bigged up by everyone who ever talks about him. I've only ever seen him play against us, but he's always been shite when we've played them and his goal scoring record in general is average at best. Yet he's talked about like he's some kind of awesome ultra lethal footballing machine. He just has big men who play in the channel and his only argument is "well they're only 5'9" and 5'10". His entire managerial career has been lump it into the channel. 30 year managerial career, won the League of Ireland once and the 3rd Division once yet he thinks he's Paisley, Ferguson, Mourinho and Pep all rolled into one. He's a shit cunt.
  11. 3 points
    Aye, I often think back to growing up in Speke, having no fridge, central heating, washing machine, landline phone or shower, being told by a Navy careers officer not to bother applying to be an officer due to my accent, and being told by the deputy headteacher at school not to bother with A levels and become a builder instead, and think about how privileged I was.
  12. 3 points
    He needs a nice break & time to recharge the batteries. Hopefully he can get back to Germany this summer and celebrate his Mum’s life, bond with his family and friends again before getting ready for the new season (hopefully with a few quality transfers and better injury luck). love the man dearly.
  13. 3 points
    I'm going. Can't wait. Please. Just please. Just this one eensy weensy win. Promise I'll try to be good. Swear.
  14. 3 points
  15. 3 points
    2 years today since my dad died. Never realised how tough it would and still could be. Went for a meal with my mum and sister and new nephew today. Sister was pregnant when he died but didn't know, he would had loved his new grandson Good result in the match for him. He was on his last legs when we beat barca but he predicted 4 nil and was made up
  16. 3 points
    Makes a difference though doesn’t it. If we are trying to attract players, you can sell a 6th/7th finish as a team making big strides under a world class manager. Finishing 10th just says very loudly that this is a club going nowhere anytime soon.
  17. 3 points
    What better thread in which to add my 40,000th post. Elize van der Horst.
  18. 2 points
    Wish you were here - Amazon Prime Watched this years ago and absolutely loved it. I'm going to watch it again tonight so it'll be interesting to see how it's aged, but back in the day, it would deffo have got a 9/10. Why do I post it here, before rewatching it? I just posted this on the Draft forum and didn't want you lot to miss one of international cinema's most wonderful scenes...
  19. 2 points
    I thought we were coping well. With the exception of the off the line header, did they have a proper chance in the second half? Just kept lumping it in and we cleared it. Rinse and repeat. I certainly wasn't screaming for a sub.
  20. 2 points
    Close but not quite. The correct style is salt, to be well shaken to encourage lower chip distribution, a heavy soaking of vinegar and then salt again which will stick to the vinegared chips. I have spoken.
  21. 2 points
    He’ll be back on Talksport the spiritual home of Brexiteer English Managers (Warnock and Holloway) by the end of the month the bitter slob https://thefootballfaithful.com/allardyce-british-football-brexit-mentality-huddersfield/
  22. 2 points
    Scoring 5 and winning by 4? That would still make no odds if we win even by just 1. If they win by 5 clear goals then unless we won 5-4 they'd edge us on GS....5-4 to us and 5-0 to them would see us ahead on h2h. 5-4 to us and 6-1 to them would see them ahead on GS. It starts to get silly doesn't it. I think. The one nobody is looking at is us drawing and chelsea losing with leicester winning....that sets us into a gd situation with chelsea which we would edge! The 3 goal win tonight has really helped.
  23. 2 points
    Fuck. Me. Fuck me fuck me fuck me. Fuck me fuck me fuck me fuck me fuck me fuck me fuck me fuck me. Fuck fuck me. Fuckity fuck me. Fuckity fuckity fuckity fuckity, fuckity fuck me. Fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.
  24. 2 points
    Allardyce stepping down because he doesn’t fancy the Championship, the fucking coward.
  25. 2 points
    He's actually come dressed as ELP's 1971 live album, Pictures at an Exhibition...