Weird feelings of football

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    matherto ask me about our 50% off sale!

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    Because by and large, it is.

    The conditions they've placed on the draw basically limits the potential opponents for each team and the usual ones nearly always qualify too because nothing ever really changes.

    The seeding changes for the groups helped a bit for more exciting group games but the knockout rounds are very samey each year.

    And as @Peyroteo says, there's always a narrative in play. Juve are guaranteed to play Real soon because of Ronaldo, I'm sure of it. Similarly we'll get a Mourinho team next time he coaches. It's all a cynical ploy to hype games up.
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    jem Full Member

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    And still capable of performing well at the World Cup despite toiling for Columbus Crewe or Real Salt Lake for the last 10 years.
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    I think it is and its not in favour of any particular team, only in favour of creating big matches so the FA can get more people watching. I wouldn't be surprised if they try to create possible giant killings although it is much harder to plan for this.
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    I'm not disputing this, but curious as to how they actually fix the draws - heated balls, raised numbers etc?
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    BrianMcClair'sBarnet New Member

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    Barcelona win all their games,even when they lose.
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    Paolo Di Canio "we have to realise it's a doggy dog market"

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    Young players from the 60s and 70s, ( Charlton, Law, Styles, Sommerbee et al) look absolutley ancient compared to young players nowadays, there were no baby faces back then, you looked 40 when you were 20.
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    shamans Hoser

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    That's true in real life too. 20's 30's looked so much more "mature" back in the day.
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    drdoityourself Full Member

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    Can you use it in a sentence?
    If you are a footballer with the surname Taylor, you will become a left back.
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    Minkaro Full Member

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    My first thought was actually of Bob Taylor, who played up front for West Brom.
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    drdoityourself Full Member

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    Yeah some time ago but in today's game every Taylor I come across is a left back. This Burnley left back Charlie Taylor, there is also Neil Taylor, saw a Bolton game the other day, they had a left back Taylor. There is no place in the modern game for a forward thinking Taylor.
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    Theafonis In love with @Eboue

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    RedMist99 Full Member

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    I think the position 'suits' them
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    Tommy Taylor
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    Oaencha Full Member

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    My first thought was Lyle Taylor. Charlton striker who used to play for AFC Wimbledon.
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    For some reason, we play well when Messi is injured, but terrible when Messi is rested.
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    Macern Pee pee pants

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    Nah, corner flags are there because if a ball goes straight towards the corner it’s difficult to decide whether it’s a throw-in or a corner, but with the flag there it’s way easier to judge.

    Players don’t get muddy because of the good pitch conditions these days I guess.

    Goalkeepers do that away against other top teams too when they’re leading.

    The two first ones are good though:)
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    Macern Pee pee pants

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    Yeah what’s up with that? Really strange.
    Another one that springs to mind is Ryan Taylor, former Newcastle right back. It seems like every british team apart from the top clubs has a bang average Taylor at either the left or the right back with a very generic first name.
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    :(. It's more than a feeling, I can't remember a single one. Compare that to the teams... I had never even thought about it.
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    Wonder Pigeon 'Shelbourne FC Supporter'

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    Cheesy Bread with dipping sauce Scout

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    Not necessarily 'weird' because it's true, but Fellaini being here longer than Cantona feels strange to consider.
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    Cheesy Bread with dipping sauce Scout

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    Newcastle just sort of transitioned overnight from being an under-performing sleeping giant to a plucky resourceful side doing well to even be in the PL.

    Most sides who win the PL having been top for most of the season inevitably have a bit of a blip around February/March time that makes you think someone else might beat them to it. Happening with Liverpool now, happened with us in 08-09, and Chelsea in 09-10. Probably more examples out there.

    Salah has been a big name PL player for longer than the past year.

    Any big name side with an extensive PL history that gets relegated to League One ends up bouncing back with two quick promotions in a row before doing surprisingly well in the PL.

    Solskjaer has been here for years.

    Everton always seem to be crap for most of the season but have one good four-game run of wins which propels them to a comfortable 7th or 8th finish.

    Most Chelsea managers who get sacked either unjustly or despite previous success at the club end up failing or eventually getting sacked from their next job anyway.

    Roman Abramovich left Chelsea years ago.

    January transfer window signings are either strokes of genius or absolute failures. There is no middle-ground.
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    sugar_kane Full Member

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    Ugh that’s awful

    and Cantona was banned for a good chunk of that
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    sugar_kane Full Member

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    Whenever we play a shit mid table side with an ex academy player you can guarantee they will score the winner / have the game of their life
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    Cheesy Bread with dipping sauce Scout

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    True. Only here for six months less than Ronaldo as well.
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    Glen Murray had been going bald for as long as I can remember, but still seems to have a decent head of hair.
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    Big Ben Foster Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    Mauricio Pochettino is Jared Dines long lost brother

    Sian Massey can be seen running the line at each and every premier league game

    Brazil is playing a massive practical joke on the rest of the world where they try to see how many increasingly ridiculous names they can sneak into their team before we all get suspicious. From Jo, Bernard and Oscar, to Nathan, Allan, Fred and now Allison. It sounds like the guest list at a 1970s Wigan social club.
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    Solius Bearded Scholes admirer Staff

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    Wolves and Everton have played each other about 4 times this season already.
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    Danny Welbeck turns 29 this year. I still think of him as a 24 year old.
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    All modern day wingers are better on the left
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    With good movement and runs.
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    Roy Hodgson has been at Crystal Palace for 10 years.
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    Andros Townsend is such a weird looking footballer.
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    Wonder Pigeon 'Shelbourne FC Supporter'

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    Is this a weird feeling or the truth? I feel like there have been loads of times recently that Messi has had to come off the bench to save matches for you?
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    Josh King is 27 years old :eek:
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    I had the weird realisation the other day that Hodgson is managing both Zaha and Townsend for Palace. The latter of whom he had a weird obsession with picking for England ahead of the former. Hodgson’s incompetence essentially cost England Zaha and his reward has been for Zaha to keep him in a job for a year and a half.
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    Infordin Full Member

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    Far too many times.

    But we humilated Real Madrid 0-4 and 5-1 when Messi was injured. Strange.