Weird feelings of football

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No one has seen James McClean play because he isn't a real footballer but an Irish leprechaun who only pops up around remembrance week to rile the tabloids.
This...this is very true. I know nothing about him as a footballer, only the poppy stuff.
 

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Michael Carrick completed zero sprints during his whole playing career.
 

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Garry Monk has coached, and been sacked by, every team in the Championship.
 

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Neil Warnock promotes a championship team every 3-5 years and never spends more than 1 season in the Premier league.
 

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Morata has been back and forth from Real Madrid to Juventus five times.
 

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Every single second biggest team in a city with 2 main clubs claims to be the “real” team of the city, with the majority of working class locals supporting them, and their bigger neighbours are comprised mostly of glory hunters/outsiders.

Man City, Everton, Birmingham City, Espanyol, Lazio, 1860 Munich all run with this kind of rhetoric, I wouldn’t be surprised if teams like Levante etc do aswell.
 
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The 2018 World Cup felt nostalgic even as it was happening.
That's a good shout.

That was an unbelievable summer across the country which most people look back fondly.
 

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That's a good shout.

That was an unbelievable summer across the country which most people look back fondly.
Legit. No nostalgia filtering at all, when the England vs Sweden game had just concluded and the crowds outside my work were chanting (which says a lot cos I live in a small seaside town... in fecking *Wales*) I can distinctly remember thinking ''I'm experiencing a summer that everyone will pine for in years to come. It's happening *now*, we're *in* it''. I wasn't expecting it to feel so foreign only two fecking years later, but there you go.
 

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said it in the international thread. If a player is lauded before a game, he will have a shocker. Johnny Evans was called the best defender for Northern Ireland ever by Aaron Hughes. He said he has no weaknesses.

Almost singlehandidly cost Northern Ireland a place at the euros. Not only with his errors but also missing a sitter in injury time
 

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said it in the international thread. If a player is lauded before a game, he will have a shocker. Johnny Evans was called the best defender for Northern Ireland ever by Aaron Hughes. He said he has no weaknesses.

Almost singlehandidly cost Northern Ireland a place at the euros. Not only with his errors but also missing a sitter in injury time
Not a thread for serious discussion I guess but was nowhere near fit. Got injured during Sundays match and hobbled through this one. Chance at the end he could put no power in it cos he could barely walk. He is very likely our greatest centre half
 

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said it in the international thread. If a player is lauded before a game, he will have a shocker. Johnny Evans was called the best defender for Northern Ireland ever by Aaron Hughes. He said he has no weaknesses.

Almost singlehandidly cost Northern Ireland a place at the euros. Not only with his errors but also missing a sitter in injury time
No weaknesses? :lol:
Did he mean no "strengths", being totally average across every attribute?
 

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Michael Carrick completed zero sprints during his whole playing career.
In these days of obsession about how athletic your midfield have to be, often all 3 players in there, it seems amazing we not only fielded Carrick and Scholes as a centre mid combo, but they absolutely excelled.
 

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In these days of obsession about how athletic your midfield have to be, often all 3 players in there, it seems amazing we not only fielded Carrick and Scholes as a centre mid combo, but they absolutely excelled.
Knew how to keep the ball and control the game on another level.
 

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All German keepers are only permitted to wear light green kits and are actually the same person because they come from a secret cloning facility.
 

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All German keepers are only permitted to wear light green kits and are actually the same person because they come from a secret cloning facility.
In Wiese's case some Nachos fell into the petri dish
 

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Everton Football Club spend around £180m on new players every season and are immune from FFP despite annual revenues of about £3.46
 

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Fernando Torres did not score a hattrick today vs Germany.
I did a double take when I saw "F. Torres hat trick" on the match report. :lol:

For a moment it shocked me more than the scoreline itself.
 

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Despite being renowned for their defending there has never been even a half decent Italian defender in the Premier League.

Darmian is the best ever Italian defender to play in the Premier League, let that sink in.
 
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Despite being renowned for their defending there has never been even a half decent Italian defender in the Premier League.

Darmian is the best ever Italian defender to play in the Premier League, let that sink in.
Roberto di Matteo, easily.

Materazzi didn't do much at Everton, but in terms of the overall career he's also better. Panucci too.