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  1. I’m so glad that we’re good again as it makes doing these round ups so much less of a chore. Watching MOTD when we’re shite is a miserable experience and I feel myself becoming more bitter and resentful by the week. On that note, Everton lost again. What a segue that was. If that segue were a footballer it would be Dom Szoboszlai. Actually I’ll leave the Blues for now as it was a Sunday game, so I’ll get to them in a bit. Obviously I’m starting with Manchester United and their continuing misery. They’ve lost three of five league games and the two wins they have are basically down to VAR being in their pocket. The Wolves pen not given and the Rashford dive that was. Take those away and they’re down there fighting with Everton and the newly promoted clubs. They’re not as bad as those teams and they’ll finish in the top half, but it’s fucking brilliant seeing all the turmoil and misery they’re having to deal with. Of course it’s all the fault of the Glazers. Fucking mingebags only spending more money than every other club in the league. Ok, in fairness a lot of that mess in on the Glazers, just not the reasons usually given. They keep appointing managers and letting them spend shitloads on players, giving out massive salaries, and then sacking those managers when they aren’t delivering. Wait, hold on, isn’t that what owners are supposed to do? So basically their main culpability is in appointing the wrong managers. Sure, they’re lining their pockets by taking huge dividends, and I absolute get why why the fans hate them as I would too. Hating them is fine, but putting all of this mess on them is just taking the easy way out. What about the players? What about the managers they’ve had? Is none of this on them? Did the Glazers force players to abuse women or to take to social media to slag off their manager? Did the Glazers replace De Gea with a clown? Did the Glazers turn Maguire into the biggest laughing stock in football? Did the Glazers decide Maguire needed replacing with a jockie? I’ll start with him because even after well over a year I still laugh every time I see the little fella scampering about like one of the Ant Hill Mob, snarling and staring people down. He’s so laughable. It wouldn’t be funny if he was a full back or a midfielder, but because he’s a centre half it’s just fucking hilarious. I’ll never get used to it, it’s just proper funny. I’m still waiting for Carra to apologise for apologising about him. He was right to begin with but allowed himself to be swayed from it after the little fella had a few good games and United fans got all chesty about him. He’s only getting away with it now because the keeper is so bad, Maguire is a social media punch bag and their forwards keep using women as a literal punch bag. The fact that United fans call him ‘the Butcher’ without a hint of irony just makes it all the more hilarious. What a club. Complete shitshow. Was anyone even surprised that Brighton schooled them? It would have been more of a shock if they hadn’t. I think they’ve beaten them three or four times in a row now. You know why? Because Brighton are well coached, they work hard and they know what they’re doing with and without the ball. Except when they play Everton. United are none of those things. They’re just distinctly average in every department. Their fans don’t get it though. Any time they have a decent run they convince themselves they’re on the way back. And then when it’s obvious that they aren’t, they dust off the green and gold scarfs and go after the Glazers. And it’s fucking great. I love it. Their starting eleven is bad enough but its when you look at their bench that the true depths of their mediocrity becomes apparent. They started quite brightly in this game but as soon as Brighton got warmed up that was it. The opener came from Danny Welcrap against his boyhood club. A cross from the right was cleverly dummied by Lallana and not even Welbeck could miss that. Not with Onana in goal anyway. Any shot on target usually goes in. The goal exposed a massive problem for United. I knew about it beforehand because I watch Goldbridge’s best bits after every bad result, and he’s constantly bemoaning how runners from midfield are killing them because nobody goes with them. Lallana just strolled into the box unnoticed and by the time someone picked him up that left Welbeck all alone. The only threat they pose is when Rashford gets the ball, but even he’s a problem as he’s a greedy cunt who rarely passes, and he’s also a lazy fucker who never tracks back. He’s all they’ve got though really as the rest of their attackers are Everton standard. Maybe the new lad will be better than that. He’s only young so he might develop into something. That’s if he doesn’t end up on an assault charge for leathering Rashford. You can see already he’s getting pissed off with how Rashford just wants to go for goal every time. Hoijland thought he’d equalised in this game when he slotted home after a rare Rashford pass. The ball had gone out of play though, which explains Rashford cutting it back instead of trying to shoot like he normally would. The angle was so bad even he realised he couldn’t shoot from there. Gross finished superbly to double Brighton’s lead as once again United didn’t pick up the midfield runner. Ten Hag then subbed Hoijland and the fans booed loudly. Presumably Joel Glazer has a hotline to the bench and ordered that one. Joao Pedro made it 3-0 with a carbon copy of the other two goals. Ball cut back to a midfield runner who hadn’t been picked up and then Onana just letting the shot in. Like watching the same goal over and over, which prompted Goldbridge to describe United as “UK Gold FC”, which was good. Hannibal pulled one back for them but even if he’d brought the rest of the A-Team with him they weren’t salvaging anything from this one. I saw plenty of people mocking Hannibal for over-celebrating his goal. Usually I’d be the first to pile on something like that, but that’s not really how I saw this. He was fired up and did celebrate, but it looked far more like him trying to gee up the crowd to try and inspire a comeback rather than him milking the moment by celebrating a goal despite them still being a couple of goals behind. It’s not like he ran to the corner flag or to celebrate with fans behind the goal. He was running back to his own half and screaming at the fans and waving his arms around to get them going, so I don’t see the problem with it. It didn’t inspire anything though and Brighton should have scored more. You love to see it. The funniest thing is that Brighton were without half of their first choice line up and still battered them. They’ve got a decent shot at qualifying for the Champions League this season now that it’s five places.
    9 points
  2. At least they've got one thing to look forward to.
    8 points
  3. Three at Lask, three at Lask, God Almighty, three at Lask.
    7 points
  4. Glorious. Has there ever been a set of tweets this bad that have gone back to bite someone on the arse?
    7 points
  5. I went to a zoo a while ago and all they had in the wolf enclosure was a small dog. It was a shit zoo.
    6 points
  6. Yeah, after getting into a few films he was less obnoxious presenter and was just generally turning up on the odd thing and appeared an affable, fairly articulate person looking to use their platform to talk about social issues. He'd fundraise (good) and started building a presence as an online commentator (which was a bit like listening to a student reading private eye out loud). Since then the second part has taken over and gone a bit "free speech activist" over the years, as a narcissist he's played to the gallery and turned away from the people who would reject or question his points, the people he sees as seeking to control him. He's drifted from socialist to libertarian and I think it's partly down to him thinking of himself as an agent provocateur. But that's beside the point, he's still essentially the same guy, but he's had quite a journey from the coked up wanker who thought he was some kind of genius mix of Chris Morris and Keith Richards (the early 00s MTV phase) to now. It just seems he's been particularly manipulative to others as well, not just his own image. Edit: by the essentially the same guy I mean the narcissistic element, which applies to a lot of people seeking fame. The view of that person is what needs to be reconsidered now, while I'd never thought of him as harmless, I also didn't think he was an active threat to women.
    5 points
  7. So after all their outrage about the "scab six" and a super league they now want to play in Saudi Arabia?
    5 points
  8. That's only been a thing for the last 6 or 7 years. The fucking bell ends robbing another clubs name to try to reinvent their shit ground as some type of mythical place when it's falling apart. At least the fans have got something in common with old ladies. They stink of piss, are miserable, bitter, moan, go on about the past bringing things up from years ago and are always watching what the neighbours are doing. Should have been called the theatre of beams.
    5 points
  9. Nice goals, especially the 2nd. Great for Gravenberch to contribute early in his LFC career. Also good to get Mo back on the scorer's sheet after a handful of assists. It might not be the most popular opinion either, but this would genuinely be one of the highest profile games in their history. And they got to enjoy a lead in that for nearly a half. Their fans would've been buzzing. It's easy to forget the other side of things sometimes.
    4 points
  10. I could name ten better right sided forwards.
    4 points
  11. An Evertonian walks past a shop and sees the video Everton - The Glory Years... He goes into the shop and asks how much... £100 says the shopkeeper... That's a bit steep how come it's so dear? says the Evertonian... Well it's a tenner for the video and £90 for the Betamax recorder...
    4 points
  12. Bump to remind us all The Sir thought Vernon Kay was a genius.
    4 points
  13. They had a thread on GOT a year or so ago asking who they should play for their first game at the new ground. One cunt answered "Juventus for obvious reasons" for that alone I hope they knock the fucking thing back down and build an indoor ski slope that only blues can use and the bottom throws you into der royal bloo mersey without armbands the fucking candelabras
    4 points
  14. Work-rate. Incisiveness. Nous. I don't ask for much. This is how it's gonna be. Build from the ground up. Last year's fixture ended in a 1-0 win for the Reds thanks to Darwin's tidy header. It was his first Anfield goal in Liverpool colours. Ali saved a penalty from Bowen after a clumsy challenge by Joe just before half time. Apart from that, I can't recall anything else without watching a highlights video. Both sides go into this one off the back of a comeback win in the Europa League. Moyes and West Ham have had a bit of a run in Europe in the past 12 months, winning the Conference League last season to take their place in this competition. They sold the influential Rice to Arsenal but have added Mexican international Alvarez and Ghanaian international Kudus from Ajax with the money. That's a touch more depth and versatility. Bowen has become a key player for them over the past year too, and poses a threat for a team that will look to play on the counter at Anfield. For us, Thiago and Trent will be out. Grav was subbed against Linz late on, but they are saying that was just a touch of cramp. He hasn't played a lot recently so that would explain the physical struggles late on in Austria. Other than that, we should have a full compliment. Ali, Robbo, Curtis and Diogo were rested in midweek, so the starting line-up should look a lot stronger than against LASK. Hopefully we start sloppily and concede a shit and wholly avoidable goal early on. I've been hoping for the opposite for weeks/months now, so you never know! As ever, concentration, attitude and application need to be spot on. Go out there, do all the right things and come away with another 3 points. We know we can. Get it done!
    3 points
  15. Great post. My dad is nearly 93 and loves Stig's threads on greatest teams. He's a real old school football man (old school Bluenose) and he always talks about Billy Liddell as one of the greatest players he saw. With any of the teams, a lot of the players he wanted in were from the 40s, 50s and 60s but I guess that makes sense. The great players become greater as the years go by. For my money and only because I really remember from the 70s on, Kenny Souness Barnes Stevie Suarez Mo has made a bigger impression on the club than Suarez and would be in at 6, but Suarez was the more talented player imo and for a period was on the level of Messi and Ronaldo.
    3 points
  16. Dalglish Barnes, Gerrard, Souness, Hunt, Suarez, Mo, Rush, Keegan, Clemence, the list goes on. There's just too many great players to pick 5 from. Me and my Dad talked a lot about football and he loved all of the above bar Mo who he never saw. We could be waxing lyrical about a player and then he'd turn round and say but you never saw Billy Liddell. What a player he must have been.
    3 points
  17. Any time you think how sad people you care about will be when the Shite get flushed, remember how hard it will hit this fucking mound of dog waste. And smile.
    3 points
  18. A bit of a mixed bag tonight I thought. His first touch to give himself some space in tight areas is fantastic, however his passing was very poor and he was getting visibly frustrated with each one that failed to find a teammate. Clearly got talent. Hopefully Jurgen can unlock his full potential.
    3 points
  19. Gerrard Kenny Souness Mo Barnes Darwin a very close 6. (Probably better than Endo as a 6 aswell)
    3 points
  20. Saying the competition is second rate or shit smacks of arrogance.
    3 points
  21. If they're not allowed in the house, where does the "intimate contact" take place?
    3 points
  22. I used to think exactly like this...but frankly they can do one now. I hope they go bust...and i mean that. Fuck them. Their support turned a once great rivalry toxic and they can fuck right off now.
    3 points
  23. And Wagner wrote some good tunes
    3 points
  24. Fair’s fair, the billionaire’s plaything shout still rings true today. It just so happens this particular billionaire wanted to dress them up in a gimp suit, piss all over them and use them as a human footstool while they said ‘Thank you’ and ‘Yes sir’ to him.
    3 points
  25. The bookies have got them getting flushed.
    3 points
  26. Now hoping to become part of the Saudi European League because of rumours 777 are in bed with the Saudis. Bebeto Player Valuation: £30m Yesterday at 11:49 PM Add bookmark #4,482 I mentioned something along the lines last week that perhaps their long term ambition is to create their own super league...if you end up, with PIF support, with 10 or so big European clubs, you can create a separate league and make literally billions...they would still need a few big clubs, but with Newcastle and potentially Chelsea, you add everton and potentially a club like manchester united, it is a decent number of british teams.Then a few top European clubs...temptation will be there...its a bit of a crazy idea, but I wouldn't be shocked If it ends up happening in the next 5 to 10 years. Uefa has a lot of work to do to protect the champions league and keep it somehow relevant.
    3 points
  27. I love dogs to bits, nearly all breeds. But...I wouldn't even let a friend bring one of those to the house. They might as well be bringing over a pet crocodile as far as I'm concerned. Fuck knows what possesses people to own a dog, sometimes multiple ones, that could kill you no bother AND have agreession hard-wired into their brain. Where I live, there is a plethora of the usual braindeads being brought for a walk by their mutant canines; lads that are 6 stone soaking wet, skunked off their head 24/7 and would sleep on the floor if work was in the bed.
    3 points
  28. Two or three seasons and acted like a complete cunt? More associated with Barcelona than us? Greatest player in our history? Get the fuck out of here.
    2 points
  29. Funny really all the top 5 and you don't really ever see Keegan who about as instrumental as anyone in turning us into a European power or Roger Hunt amd his 285 goals
    2 points
  30. 2 points
  31. Stick with the same team for 20 more minutes. If Nunes wake up and manage to convert the easiest of chances we will be fine.
    2 points
  32. He's been excellent every time he's come on this season. He was one of the obvious ones who deserved a start.
    2 points
  33. Hitler painting. Bob Ross painting.
    2 points
  34. Whatever floats your boat I guess.
    2 points
  35. They missed a trick not putting him in charge of immigration. Plaster his face all over Dover and refugees would take one look and paddle all the way back to Syria. I do remember him briefly being the Prisons minister and some of his ideas were quite progressive (increasing the amount of vists and work related jails for short stay prisoners being two) although I remember laughing when he brought up the idea of getting Prisoners to paint/decorate their own prisons as it was an original idea from the Mr Benn books where Benn was sent to Prison and his cell mate was depressed because of the surroundings so Benn painted the cell in the colour of rainbows. It was the only episode the BBC refused to show, because Mr Benn was popular with prisoners and the head of the BBC thought the episode might have given the inmates ideas for complaint. Still a good idea though. Can't remember why he didn't last long in that job. With Stewart and Co ì think these ex politicians make more money outside politics and without the hassle.
    2 points
  36. Five people in our house and apparently I’m the only one that knows how to use the bin in the bathroom. Empty bog roll, on top of the bin. Empty shampoo bottle, on top of the bin. Magazine you’ve been reading in the bath, tucked behind the bin. Empty toothpaste tube, nowhere near the fucking bin. It’s a little pedal one, for fuck sake. You don’t even need to bend down.
    2 points
  37. I don't understand anyone who invites a literal wolf into their anus.
    2 points
  38. Saw that article in the Athletic this morning. Apparently he's had things he wanted to say about his tenure but just couldn't quite find the right time. Now his successor is under real pressure for the first time and he's suddenly found the right time and he's out to correct the record. Said it loads of times - they all think he's got this smiling, nice guy vibe going on, but he's a snivelling little shithouse who can politick with the best of them.
    2 points



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