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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:23 PM

So after only 90 days break ......it starts all over again. Good win for ManU ( and Booyah ) 4-1 away to Swansea ( and good managerial debut for Moyes ). Liverpool ( my team ) looked good beating Stoke 1-0. Arsenal had a disasterous start losing 1-3 at home to Villa......................................... by the way , interested to know if you guys support a team ? regards UK

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 02:40 PM

Spuds beat Palarce 1-0. Chelski up next against Hell City Tiggers. Any day when Mark Hughes team loses, is a good day.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 04:23 PM

JR .........if I recall correctly ....you are a Derby County fan ? ........how the hell did that happen ? regards UK

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 09:27 PM

I followed them a little in the Championship last year but not a great deal, even though I think their crest is one of the best around. I wonder when and if Derby is going to sell Will Hughes. I don't see them going up this year, young squad but a little thin in the back. I see them mid-table again. No, I follow QPR unfortunately. I began following them when they won the Championship a few years back, so I am relatively new to this whole thing. So I stuck with them even with last years disaster and rooting hard against Stoke. I guess I can't blame Hughes (not Will, Mark) for everything but most of those guys were his signings. What he was thinking, I am not so sure. Trying to buy good players who didn't gel. He should have been sacked a month or two earlier than he was. Maybe the season could have been saved if he was.

So unfortunately, can't watch many games with them being in the Championship. Be IN Sports shows a game or two a week here but all I can really do is change my VPN and subscribe to Sky Go and watch that way. They are on next week and the following week. That's would I get for picking a crap team. Last week had to listen on a radio app on my phone lol.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 08:08 PM

with Mittal's money .......QPR will likely be a top 6 Premiership side within 5 years ...........good team to follow over the next few years ( with a great history )

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 08:13 PM

Man City look superb tonight ........they are absolutely destroying Newcastle tonight .............2-0 up at the moment .........they could get 6 !

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:37 PM

After 1 weekend,

I think that the 3 teams that got promoted will all go back down. Just not good at all.

Rooney needs to go. My honest feelings right now is that with Welbeck, Van Persie and Chicarito, that all 3 are good enough to rotate, mix in Kagawa and honestly Jesse Lingard and Januzjai are going to be squad guys this year, I say sell him to fuckng Chelsea, he's going to have to battle with Torres and guys like Lampard and Hazard and Mata for goals. Good luck with that Wayne. I say sell him, and then throw the fucking bank at Bayern for Schweinsteiger, who may be surplus now, and then go put a down payment on Michael Strootman and let him play the year in Holland and bring him in next year.

Uk, I don't think Liverpool got any closer this year than last. I don't get spending on Mignolet, begovic was a better option, hell even marcus Steklenberg went to Fulham. However, they'll end up passing out Arsenal, talk about taking a step back, villa beat their ass yesterday.

It's Utd/Chelsea/City and Spurs in a 4 horse race and honestly, if Spurs keep Bale, then I don't see how they are not a serious threat. A bit weak at center back yes, however they made some real nice signings this summer.

Damn you UK, I saw this thread and was like "must write a lot of shit"!

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:39 AM

If Spurs manage to keep Bale, they are going to be right up there in the end. Yeah they made some really good singings this summer, best out of all the top 4-5 in my opinion. Not sure what happens if they lose Bale though. This bunch of teams that were promoted are all going to go back down. Palace is worse than last year.

with Mittal's money .......QPR will likely be a top 6 Premiership side within 5 years ...........good team to follow over the next few years ( with a great history )


I agree they have a boat load of money, with Mittal and Fernandes but they don't make crap from the ground. I think the need to build a new one if they want to survive up in the premier. They have a plan to build a world class training ground so that is a start. What they cannot do is follow Coventry and pay rent on the grounds instead of owning it. They are done if that happens.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:44 AM

If Spurs manage to keep Bale, they are going to be right up there in the end. Yeah they made some really good singings this summer, best out of all the top 4-5 in my opinion. Not sure what happens if they lose Bale though. This bunch of teams that were promoted are all going to go back down. Palace is worse than last year.



I agree they have a boat load of money, with Mittal and Fernandes but they don't make crap from the ground. I think the need to build a new one if they want to survive up in the premier. They have a plan to build a world class training ground so that is a start. What they cannot do is follow Coventry and pay rent on the grounds instead of owning it. They are done if that happens.


QPR I think comes straight back up with Harry, Wigan I think comes up also, and my outside pick is Notts Forest.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:52 AM

QPR I think comes straight back up with Harry, Wigan I think comes up also, and my outside pick is Notts Forest.


They have some holes but there is enough time to plug them with under two weeks left. I think they have a top 6 squad right now. I agree with Forest, kind of annoyed that QPR let Jamie Mackie go to them.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:21 AM

They have some holes but there is enough time to plug them with under two weeks left. I think they have a top 6 squad right now. I agree with Forest, kind of annoyed that QPR let Jamie Mackie go to them.


QPR just got Richard Dunne from Villa and at his age he's perfect for them in the championship, he'll help their defense a lot. James Mackie fell off some, I wouldn't be too bothered about that loss, but they just picked up Scott Parker and he'll do the job for them like Kevin Nolan does for West Ham. They should have enough to get out and like I said, Redknapp will manage them out of there.

I also think over the season Wigan will be strong enough they have a lot of guys from last year and they might have improved the defense. However, they also have the Europa league to compete in.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:57 PM

QPR just got Richard Dunne from Villa and at his age he's perfect for them in the championship, he'll help their defense a lot. James Mackie fell off some, I wouldn't be too bothered about that loss, but they just picked up Scott Parker and he'll do the job for them like Kevin Nolan does for West Ham. They should have enough to get out and like I said, Redknapp will manage them out of there.

I also think over the season Wigan will be strong enough they have a lot of guys from last year and they might have improved the defense. However, they also have the Europa league to compete in.


Parker went to Fulham instead. That would have been a great signing but he wanted premiership football. I have to admit, I hope they keep Barton. He has been brilliant. That pass in the 90th minute on Saturday to win it, was amazing. They are looking at Peter Odemwingie again, lol. Zamora and Johnson are not going to cut it upfront with Charlie Austin all season. Once they get another good striker in, I think things will fold into place with them. It's early in the season but they have been pretty dominant in games but just cannot get the ball into the net.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:07 PM

Jesus .........you 2 guys are much better informed than I am about our National Game ..........huge respect to you both ! My top 5 in the premiership this season is as follows. Man City , Chelsea , Man Utd , Liverpool , Spurs .....what about yours ? ( first manager to go Pardew , second Wenger ! ) regards UK

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:27 PM

Jesus .........you 2 guys are much better informed than I am about our National Game ..........huge respect to you both ! My top 5 in the premiership this season is as follows. Man City , Chelsea , Man Utd , Liverpool , Spurs .....what about yours ? ( first manager to go Pardew , second Wenger ! ) regards UK


It's only a matter time that Kinnear takes over at Newcastle. If it wasn't for those recently promoted teams, the Barcodes would be number one on my list to drop down. I pretty much follow the whole thing pretty religiously. I am a pup compared to you guys but it's a pretty obsessive sport to follow. I have a feeling the sport is really going to take off here, even with the growing popularity of the MLS. Also I have been playing Football Manager for a few years now lol. Is that your top five or that's the teams that will end the season in order? I will go with Chelski, Citeh, ManUre, Spuds and then Liverpool. Sorry to disappoint, I have to much respect for Liverpool to make fun of them. Spurs are making more moves with Willian and Eric Lamela, I guess preparing themselves with the departure of Bale.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:55 AM

Parker went to Fulham instead. That would have been a great signing but he wanted premiership football. I have to admit, I hope they keep Barton. He has been brilliant. That pass in the 90th minute on Saturday to win it, was amazing. They are looking at Peter Odemwingie again, lol. Zamora and Johnson are not going to cut it upfront with Charlie Austin all season. Once they get another good striker in, I think things will fold into place with them. It's early in the season but they have been pretty dominant in games but just cannot get the ball into the net.


Yeah, I heard that shit on Monday night club this morning, Jol stepped in last minute and grabbed Parker. Parker is right to want to stay up. Sorry I jumped the gun there.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:02 AM

Jesus .........you 2 guys are much better informed than I am about our National Game ..........huge respect to you both ! My top 5 in the premiership this season is as follows. Man City , Chelsea , Man Utd , Liverpool , Spurs .....what about yours ? ( first manager to go Pardew , second Wenger ! ) regards UK



UK, I pay more attention to soccer now in my older years than I used to. Honestly, I had 3 games running in my basement on Saturday morning. NBC has bought the rights to the Premier League over here and they are promoting the shit out of it. every game at 3pm your time, was on the tv here and it's supposed to be that way all year. Frankly I'm stoked. However, like JR, you can't get shit from the championship.

That said, the best soccer being played right now may well be in the Bundesliga. Munich and Dortmund have really set the standard and that was a great champs league final. I've started watching some of the games recently, it's well worth the watch. La Liga has gone back and frankly Serie a is fucking crap.


I still think we will win the league, I think from a depth perspective we're better and I think the young players will be a big plus this year. But I think Chelsea, City and Spurs can go any way for the Champs League spots, and honestly, I think Everton gets 5th.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:09 AM

It's only a matter time that Kinnear takes over at Newcastle. If it wasn't for those recently promoted teams, the Barcodes would be number one on my list to drop down. I pretty much follow the whole thing pretty religiously. I am a pup compared to you guys but it's a pretty obsessive sport to follow. I have a feeling the sport is really going to take off here, even with the growing popularity of the MLS. Also I have been playing Football Manager for a few years now lol. Is that your top five or that's the teams that will end the season in order? I will go with Chelski, Citeh, ManUre, Spuds and then Liverpool. Sorry to disappoint, I have to much respect for Liverpool to make fun of them. Spurs are making more moves with Willian and Eric Lamela, I guess preparing themselves with the departure of Bale.


I agree with you about Newcastle, I think Pardew will go around Christmas. I don't have a whole lot of faith in Hughes at Stoke either.

Arsenal should never get rid of Wenger, but the problem with Arsenal now is that they are not considered a big team right now. If you look at what he's done, he brings in the young lads and grooms them and these guys become damn good players, but they lack quality balance to those players.and what ends up happening is that wenger can't get enough quality veterans to surround these guys. Santi Cazorla was a nice pickup, but if Barcelona or Madrid had a hole to fill in midfield this time last year, then Cazorla would never have gone to Arsenal. If they could bring in just one or two stars, it would be a huge difference.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:43 AM

UK, I pay more attention to soccer now in my older years than I used to. Honestly, I had 3 games running in my basement on Saturday morning. NBC has bought the rights to the Premier League over here and they are promoting the shit out of it. every game at 3pm your time, was on the tv here and it's supposed to be that way all year. Frankly I'm stoked. However, like JR, you can't get shit from the championship.

That said, the best soccer being played right now may well be in the Bundesliga. Munich and Dortmund have really set the standard and that was a great champs league final. I've started watching some of the games recently, it's well worth the watch. La Liga has gone back and frankly Serie a is fucking crap.


I still think we will win the league, I think from a depth perspective we're better and I think the young players will be a big plus this year. But I think Chelsea, City and Spurs can go any way for the Champs League spots, and honestly, I think Everton gets 5th.


If I get lucky, maybe Be IN Sports might carry Rangers. All I can really do is buy a VPN, use an IP address out of the UK and also buy a subscription to Sky Go and watch it through my computer that is hooked up to my TV. They are on Sky the next two weeks, against Bolton and Leeds I think so I have been thinking of doing that. What is nice is that NBC sports is steaming all games free through the computer or an app. It is much better than Fox's coverage last year which cost $15 a month for the premier. I just cannot get into La Liga where two teams dominate. It's like watching the MLB All-Star.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:37 AM

Can you guys get BBCiplayer over in the US ? http://www.bbc.co.uk...arch?q=football There is a weekly highlights show of Championship games called 'The Football League Show' . I agree that the Bundesliga is great to watch at the moment. Jurgen Klopp at Dortmund is some character isn't he !. With regards to the Prem. I think City under Pelligrini will win it , with Chelsea under Mourinho a close second. I just think they might have too much for Moyes in his first season at Old Trafford. My prediction of Liverpool in 4th is more hope than expectation ...and I think when Spurs lose Bale they will go backwards. As for Everton .....I hope they crumble into the river Mersey !

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:27 PM

Can you guys get BBCiplayer over in the US ? http://www.bbc.co.uk...arch?q=football There is a weekly highlights show of Championship games called 'The Football League Show' . I agree that the Bundesliga is great to watch at the moment. Jurgen Klopp at Dortmund is some character isn't he !. With regards to the Prem. I think City under Pelligrini will win it , with Chelsea under Mourinho a close second. I just think they might have too much for Moyes in his first season at Old Trafford. My prediction of Liverpool in 4th is more hope than expectation ...and I think when Spurs lose Bale they will go backwards. As for Everton .....I hope they crumble into the river Mersey !


Nope, cannot watch it in the US, need a VPN or a proxy. I think it's going to be close between City and Chelsea. I'm going with the opposite, I like Chelsea to win it. I am not sure about the Toffees, I like Roberto Martinez but if Moyes is able to steal Baines and that Carlos Valderrama wannabe, then then they might be a mid table team. I see Rodgers is going hard for Derby's Will Hughes. I guess Derby wants £6m for him. That's a steal in my opinion. Someone with that kind of talent, I would think someone like him would go for three times that. That would be silly to give him away for that though.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:52 AM

JR, this is my home for free streams. Bolton and QPR is supposed to be showing on Saturday.

http://www.wiziwig.t...040&part=sports

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:54 AM

Can you guys get BBCiplayer over in the US ? http://www.bbc.co.uk...arch?q=football There is a weekly highlights show of Championship games called 'The Football League Show' . I agree that the Bundesliga is great to watch at the moment. Jurgen Klopp at Dortmund is some character isn't he !. With regards to the Prem. I think City under Pelligrini will win it , with Chelsea under Mourinho a close second. I just think they might have too much for Moyes in his first season at Old Trafford. My prediction of Liverpool in 4th is more hope than expectation ...and I think when Spurs lose Bale they will go backwards. As for Everton .....I hope they crumble into the river Mersey !


Always enjoy the Football League show when I'm back in Ireland. Cause good free tv is hard to find amongst the shite.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:00 AM

UK, when I went back to OT 2 years back, (remember when you wouldn't respond to my messages.......bastard!!!). Anyway, I caught a Friday night game over in macclesfield between them Macc Town and Accrington Stanley, in Division 2. You know those fuckers charged me 18 quid to get in the gate. No wonder they draw flies. Anyway, I always keep an eye out for their scores and now they are in the conference and 1/2 million in the hole. I got to say though, you have to be some fan to follow your team in the lower divisions like that on a cold fucking evening.

I did enjoy the pie at half time those, Indian flavored is the best way to put it, but I love those fucking pies.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:44 AM

JR, this is my home for free streams. Bolton and QPR is supposed to be showing on Saturday.

http://www.wiziwig.t...040&part=sports


They are tape delayed by two hours on BeIN sports 9:30am on Saturday morning which is great! Thank god I don't have to wake up at 7:30 and wake up my girlfriend screaming at the computer. Now I can scream at the tube 2 hours later lol. Maybe the following week will be the same also.

Here is a few others I know of besides wiziwig. I did follow a steam a few weeks back against Huddersfield but it was horrible. To be honest, I rather pay for a quality steam.

http://www.footballs...inks/index.html
http://www.livefootb....uk/matches.php
http://atdee.net

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:06 AM

BOO .......some of those lower league games in the North of England and Scotland are painful in Winter. I once watched Huddersfield Town play Peterborough Utd in January 1986 ish at the old Leeds Road ground. It was -16 o celcius , there was 3 feet of snow surrounding the pitch ....and a crowd of only 550 ....(and about 44 dogs ) .......and it was 0-0 ( Pie was great though ). Sorry I missed your visit when you came over 2 years ago., not intentional I can assure you. I must have been taking a break from the boards ( which I do from time to time to get my sanity back ). JR .....for some reason wiziwig gets blocked by the ISP's over here. Good game last night between Villa and Chelsea. Lambert not happy with the ref at all .....and I don't blame him !




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