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    Wolves (A) – Sat 4th Dec 2021 (3:00pm)

    What a legend is Divock. He really is a man for the big moment. We really shouldn't doubt him. Only saw the highlights on match of the day but while we missed so many chances, we created them. If we win the league, this will be like Villa two seasons ago. Wolves are high up in the league so a nice three points there to go with smashing the blueshite at their place where in the past we have dropped silly points. Not a bad week at all.
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    Other Football 2021/22

    He's a hall of fame level knobhead but he is some footballer to be fair.
  3. The longer they have an interim coach the better. If they keep Carrick until the end of the season, that is a ludicrous decision even in the unlikely event he turns out to be a decent manager. Yeah, they could line up a top manager for next season, but actually getting in someone between now and May is huge. Getting to know the squad on a personal level, seeing them on the training pitch, is very different to watching them from afar on the telly and pinpointing who might be a good signing. They are an absolute mess and from here it looks like they are writing off next season along with the beautiful mess they are currently this season. They will throw money at it, so hard to see how it won't stick eventually but going into double didgets without a title. Wonderful to see. I'm unsure how great a manager Zidane is but he has won a lot of trophies and managed the biggest club in the world. He also has the kudos of being one of the best players of all time, so no bad thing if he turns them down. Poch and Brendan Rodgers are good, but not good enough to manage United imo, so I wouldn't lose too much sleep. Jurgen is the best manager in the world and Tuchel and Pep truly outstanding as well, so that is what they are up against. It's beautiful.
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    Mohamed Salah

    Don't disagree with either points but Barca make out their some kind of bastion of decency. At least Real don't hide from the fact they are ruthless bastards.
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    Mohamed Salah

    I really hate Barca. Horrible club - the Mancs of Spain. Pep would be the perfect example of their ethics or lack of I should say - giving it the big one about Catalonian independence yet happy to take his wages from lads that aren't exactly big on human rights. Undermining our players when they were top dogs. They thought they were magnificent before they even won a European Cup. Nauseating club. Great city though. Real are a giant who normally get what they want. They don't pretend to be sound or special. They just exist to win. I don't like them, but give me them any day over Barca.
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    Rangers/Stevie Gerrard 2020/21

    Villa are a very big club in a big city with a massive fanbase. I'm actually amazed the Saudis didn't have a pop at buying them. I'm no fan of Rangers but they are a bigger club imo. Both Celtic and them have a huge following. Shame for them both they are in a poor league and are unlikely to ever have teams that can win in Europe again. If I was a 20 year old shit hot player in the Championship and had the choice of either of those two or Villa/Leeds, I would choose the latter two because of playing in the premier league to be fair, but I'd probably do the same for another 12 clubs in the league. It doesn't make them bigger because I'd turn down Ajax for the same reason.
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    West Ham (A) - Sun 7th Nov 2021 (4:30pm)

    I don't disagree one bit with you but we can't turn back previous transfer windows. There will and should be a lot of eyes on FSG. The team clearly needs some dynamism, even if we do win the league or Champions League this season. My point is that Sunday was on top players playing shite. That is something that the team can control.
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    West Ham (A) - Sun 7th Nov 2021 (4:30pm)

    Yeah exactly. 4 points behind Chelsea and one behind City. I'm more pissed about Brighton and Brentford to be honest. Yesterday, we got turned over by a good side away from home with more than half our team being shocking. We just need to cop on fast and we can win the league. We are lucky because City of 2-3 years ago would already be out of sight. FSG aren't responsible for lads not being picked up at corners, Trent leaving acres of space behind him, Robbo delivering countless shite balls. They aren't responsible for the usual iron clad axis of Matip-Virgil-Fabinho-Hendo looking porous. They are responsible for delivering the likes of Bellingham next summer. I suppose the bench/squad is on them to be fair - they have got lucky that Elliott, Jones and Kelleher are very good and Tsimikas looks like a really good player in the making as well but we don't have any great depth of quality. They seem to think that Jurgen can keep turning water into wine. Still, yesterday was on our usual stars who are wildly inconcistent at the monent. Coming through the next few weeks within touching distance is crucial. From my memory we have some nasty looking aways that right now seem very tough. Just do the basics and we will be okay.
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    West Ham (A) - Sun 7th Nov 2021 (4:30pm)

    Firstly fair play to West Ham. They are a very decent team and deserved the three points. I would be quietly hopeful they could take points of City and Chelsea. There will rightly be a lot of eyes on FSG in the summer. To say today is on them though is wrong imo. Today is on multiple world class players being piss poor. Ali was shite but he's been really good this season. Robbo and Trent have been diabolical all season pretty much. With Trent more the defensive side to be fair. Matip and Virgil poor today though with the lack of protection from midfield and the full backs hard to be critical. We can still win the league. We just need to stop dropping silly points because we are wildly inconsistent. Brentford and Brighton were inexcusable, even more than today. Chelsea aren't the finished article and City aren't what they were.
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    Other Football 2021/22

    Penalty jumping around looking for a bit of service. United have to give this world class wild card what he needs to keep this genius at the wheel.
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    West Ham (A) - Sun 7th Nov 2021 (4:30pm)

    The new breed of match going Arsenal fans are different, but I never used to mind Arsenal when they were at Highbury. The fans were sounder and less into the hooligan shit that Spurs, West Ham and Chelsea were in to. Always struck me they were less racist too. Chelsea were always vile but West Ham get the silver medal. Regarding the game, it will be very tough but we have to walk away with 3 points. 2-1 to us but some sketchy moments is my prediction.
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    Other Football 2021/22

    True that! Mind you back when Everton were a proud football club, it used to be nasty when they played the Mancs.
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