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    AC Milan (H) - CL, Wed 15th Sep 2021 (8:00pm)

    Lo Squalo.... And for anyone of another Milan era; Il Genio... https://thesefootballtimes.co/2018/11/01/dejan-savicevic-the-outsider-still-fighting-for-recognition/
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    VAR Thoughts?

    It's the same shower running VAR in this country......it's not going to be a lot better, and not as good as it could be.
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    Gerd Muller RIP

    In the early 80s I was given a collection of some mid/late 70s Shoot annuals; and there was a feature in it: 'Gerd The Goal', aka Der Bomber. He was always in the right place, and his record was astonishing. I also recall a statement, "his work rate isn't very good, but he certainly knows were the goal is".
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    Euro 2020(21)

    That 2nd half reminded me of the WC semi v Croatia; couldn't get hold of the ball, sat too deep, and hardly had a shot on goal...... When Italy equalised, it was hard to see were an English goal was coming from.
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    Euro 2020(21)

    I actually think there are some decent players there - but as already said, they're anchored by a managing 'no mark'. Plays it too safe, plays not to lose. Why pick two DMs against Scotland? Really??
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    Their lack of knowledge is predictably depressing.....Imagine them actually doing a bit of research, like they should be doing. Is it really too much to ask? The answer is obviously yes....
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    Euro 2020(21)

    Same thing happened 6 months earlier in the final qualifier v Greece. He was lauded for a MOTM display, but he was anything but. His tactical indiscipline meant he was all over the pitch - leaving gaps down the right. And the last minute free kick was as soft as it gets.....and he duly delivered......sadly.
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    Alberto Moreno

    Was never convinced he was a defender - he was far better going forward. But, he was never better than actual wide midfielders/wingers......
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    Man City - the new bitters?

    Doesn't matter how many trophies they 'win' - to me they'll always be Maine Road, and Peter Swales regularly sacking managers.....
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    Other football - 2020/21

    Dortmund being Dortmund, losing at home to Koln 1-2, all the while Bayern come from behind to beat Stuttgart 1-3.
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    VAR Thoughts?

    It could/should be a good thing - overturning 'shockers', etc However, when you're drawing lines for mm offside decisions, then the system is wrong. Other sports implement their systems well, and are transparent. No reason football can't do the same; and it seems to be better in other countries. We have a problem in this country, it's called Mike Riley.......
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    Nike deal

    I'm another for this; clean & simple. And green for the goalie top.....(yeah, I'm showing my age)
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    The GF's favourite sport - an OFFICIAL STUDY

    Ah yes, you mean Downhill MTB?? Not the XC version? Which is no were near as good.
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    Six Nations / Lions

    The ref who used to be a Kiwi, but is now an Aussie - how long before he's Welsh? He is abysmal, he 's been conning England for years, saying that, most refs do seem anti English. As expected, he got the scrum wrong...... 9/10 times I'd expect England to win, but I find it hard to accept a defeat like that, somethings not right.
  15. They obviously didn't expect Liverpool to take action, so decided they would..... Cretins!! Did Enrique or anybody complain about a tongue in cheek comment...
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    Other football

    Yes, and even had a goal disallowed in the first half, which Didi thought was harsh.
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    Road Cycling

    Have to agree about Phil Gil - I think he's probably based his whole season around this race, as he's had a poor season until la Vuelta, getting into form just at the right time.
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    Road Cycling

    The rumours seem to suggest they've outbid BMC. Makes sense really. Sky are now a GT team, and everything will be based around winning/ challenging for the Giro, Le Tour and Le Vuelta. Having Cav (and Eisel) is 2 less climbing domestiques. As for OPQS, they don't usually do anything after April, and the Classics campaign, built around Tommeke. Having quite a few of the HTC old guard already there will help - and winning stages in the GT's is his big motivation, and winning the Green jersey.
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    The '2012 London Olympics' Thread

    Excellent post!! Fully agree. Don't start me on Rallying..... For example, I've forgotten how good hockey is, I remember the 1984 GB bronze & 1988 Gold as well as the 1986 World Cup which was covered by the BBC - the players were household names. The BBC aren't meant to be about chasing ratings; surely covering minority sports are part of their remit. A lot of these sports need mainstream coverage - what will happen now after the games have finished? Back to obscurity..?? What about legacy?
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    EURO 2012

    This game reminds me slightly of the Quarter final in 1996 at Villa Park; Portugal with most of the pressure, and the Czechs nick a goal....
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    Anfield or New Anfield

    If a new stadium and naming rights is announced I’d feel really positive about the future. Maybe a refurbishment is the most practical/ sensible way to go – but isn’t that what has dragged the club back the last 20 years – going for the safe option? Somebody mentioned Liverpool’s YearZero – a fresh start, and everything that goes with it is probably what the club needs. For too long we’ve looked back – and instead of using it as a force for good, and being proactive, have wallowed in it and not progressed.
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    Jay Spearing - what are you?

    A great lad, who really tries, but surely isn't good enough at this level. And there's no crime in that - but shouldn't be getting picked.
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    The Official Cricket Thread

    Can't have a cricket thread without mentioning the start of the County season, yesterday. Lancashire start their defence next week at Aigburth.
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    So it's okay to push defenders over? Kuyt was pushed out the way.....
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    Today's Other Games

    Another dodgy injury time goal.........Happpens far too often for it not to be corrupt.