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Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - PaoloTramezzani - 2009-09-04 10:46:23
frank arnesen is a bit dodgy, no doubt about that
Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - CrazyCat - 2009-09-04 10:59:08
PaoloTramezzani Wrote:frank arnesen is a bit dodgy, no doubt about thatToo right.
Glad it's happened to Chelsea and not Spur's, was he not a Technical Director at Spur's?
Mikel/Oslo case and now this, Man Utd are getting done aswell for bumping off a French Club. Seen it on Sky Sport's this morning.
Your a Spurs fan aren't you? Good choice :)
Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - Jamie_ - 2009-09-07 11:39:18
Fookes Wrote:Domenech is a proper joke. Worse than McLaren....This is only because those countries are shite. We still have a right back who can get destroyed by Kazakhstan's left winger and Emile Heskey.
Anyway, does anyone actually like the England team anymore?
And Johnny 'mad dog' Heitinga has got to be better than Tony ' Vladimir Putin' Hibbert at any rate.
Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - CrazyCat - 2009-09-07 12:00:49
Jamie_ Wrote:Hmm, if Kaladze wasn't actually comically bad on a regular basis I'd say there's something a bit dodgy about an AC Milan defender scoring two own goals in a crucial game against Italy.I thought it was a typo when i checked the scores via WAP on saturday, crazy!!
I don't think i have actually heard of someone scoring 2 own goals.
Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - Fookes - 2009-09-07 13:21:32
Jamie_ Wrote:What I'm saying is, it doesn't matter how bad our right back is, as long as the other teams are worse. Spain are the best team in the world right now and their right back is being kept out of his club team by our right back.Fookes Wrote:Domenech is a proper joke. Worse than McLaren....This is only because those countries are shite. We still have a right back who can get destroyed by Kazakhstan's left winger and Emile Heskey.
Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - molotov - 2009-09-07 13:49:51
Fookes Wrote:What I'm saying is, it doesn't matter how bad our right back is, as long as the other teams are worse. Spain are the best team in the world right now and their right back is being kept out of his club team by our right back.Since when did Johnson play for Real Madrid?
Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - Fookes - 2009-09-07 13:59:43
Oops. Error. But still, you know what I mean, Johnson was bought as an upgrade for Arbeloa.
Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - Jamie_ - 2009-09-07 14:07:27
Sort of. It was a massive rip off, and I think Arbeloa did very well for Liverpool.
It's only because Sergio Ramos is injured/suspended that Arbeloa is playing.
Johnson is very good going forward, but he can't defend for shit. Walcott won't be tracking back when he plays, neither does Lennon/Beckham etc. The only one who maybe would is James Milner and he'll not be picked to start anytime soon.
Anyway, I actually trust Capello to sort it out, and Johnson will probably alternate with Wes Brown depending on opposition.
Also, what you should actually be worried about is whether our right back is as good as the other teams left winger.
Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - Fookes - 2009-09-07 16:19:08
Yeah I agree with you in many ways, I just think that a lot of people artificially build up foreign players too much, especially when they don't see them that often. My original point was actually agreeing with you in pointing out how many of the big footballing countries are playing terribly.
Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - housecat87 - 2009-09-07 17:00:11
in fairness most of the big teams tend to come good during the tournament. i havnt seen much of italy of late, but argentina and france just ned a change of manager. domenech seems to be loosing the dressing room and maradonas team selections have been baffling. considering the players available for both these teams its ridiculous how bad they have been playing.
Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - Jamie_ - 2009-09-07 17:39:36
I don't understand how Domenech is still French manager. He's laughably inept.
Italy hadn't scored for something like 350 minutes before Kaladze put two, or one and a half, past his own keeper.
Fookes, I do agree with you there in a way. Although it does work both ways. Torres is now thought to be better than David Villa because we see Torres every week, even though David Villa's scoring and assist stats are absolutely unbelievable for club and country, and we don't rate Diego Forlan because he was quite poor at United but is now probably one of the best strikers in the world.
This is not me over rating players from foreign leagues by the way.
But, back to the important question - does anyone actually like England? I mean, yeah, I'll support them in the World Cup, but do you actually like them? I find myself disliking all of the players and the way they play. Rooney didn't dive, but he did appeal for the penalty, which was cheating. John Terry, Mr Loyalty. Ashley Cole.
Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - KIRBY - 2009-09-07 22:56:03
Johnson is absolute class, and has been for over a year. hasn't put a foot wrong for us defensively, either. Most creative genuine wide player in the league; wasn't a rip off in the slightest.
Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - KIRBY - 2009-09-07 22:57:28
Johnson or Zhirkov. hmmmm.
Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - Fookes - 2009-09-07 23:13:03
Judging Zhirkov before he's played a competitive game for Chelsea? Hmmmm.
Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - soundboz - 2009-09-07 23:32:17
Jamie_ Wrote:But, back to the important question - does anyone actually like England?Not really... lol.
Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - Digital Glasses - 2010-01-18 01:30:28
"In the January transfer window Mancini has promised at least 1 new face at Man City.
Lescott and Teves are fighting over it."
Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - Kenedē - 2010-02-03 22:44:19
Although I read this earlier which I thought was funny
Quote:A (TRANSFER DEADLINE) DAY IN THE LIFE OF ROBERT DAVID KEANE (AGED 29)
Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - Subtract - 2010-02-03 22:51:31
Kened& Wrote:Not really very surprising considering he's Irish. A lot of people support an English team and one of the old firm. When I was growing up I went to Ballymena United matches with my dad and supported Liverpool and Rangers. Not too arsed about Rangers any more though.I was in Dublin at the weekend to see family and surprised at how many Liverpool fans there were, But Liverpool / Spurs / Celtic fan?
I know some people North and South of the border in Ireland support 2 teams but can't understand it myself
Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - parton1990 - 2010-03-12 14:50:19
Philbo Wrote:So funny seeing Liverpool lose again... I'll never get tired of it!
Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - Mat Payne - 2010-03-12 15:52:43
Subtract Wrote:Someone so bitter actually sat in Photoshop creating that...? fucking losers I love it!I actually think the green and yellow campaign is a really good idea, it's really noticable at the games and a good way of showing support for the anti-Glazer campaign. But what made me chuckle was the amount of United fans I saw wearing these scarves in Manchester yesterday with bags full of merchandise from the club shop...
Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - jo55_hhh - 2010-04-28 18:04:56
Fookes Wrote:I think it's a little more than just because we hate Liverpool, most people just choose to believe the footage of Gerrard beating up a guy cause he wouldn't play his song, and don't really believe him to a particular service to humanity....'what's your favourite cheese, Steven?' 'Erm....melted cheese'.
Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - Santero - 2010-04-29 12:41:30
side Wrote:Indeed - its a shame Barca didn't score earlier, as that would have completely changed the complexion of the game. FAir play to Inter though, to do what they did while playing with only 10 men for so long is highly impressive.Santero Wrote:Is to hope such a bad thing Santero! :( but I was happy with the game anywaySantero Wrote:Seeing as Mourinho's team is 2 goals ahead, I wouldn't hold your breath! I expect an awful lot of time-wasting, cynical systematic fouling, arguing with the ref, breaking play up as much as possible, etc etc - the blueprint for how Chelsea played against Barca when he was there, and how Porto succeeded in Europe.Ahem.
Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - fornogoodreason - 2010-08-20 08:19:08
you really really dont want gallas in your dressing room. remember he effectively lost us the title a few years ago. really hoping spurs sign him, the fallout will be hilarious.
good that you know your place signing our unwanted leftovers though.
Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - ey1989 - 2010-08-20 09:10:45
he'll probably be broken half the year.
then again, he'll also probably score against us.
obnoxious personality, glad that he's gone.
Erol Alkan Official Football Thread - SomethingMoreGlorious - 2010-08-20 09:29:56
I work with a Spurs fan and he's lauding the Gallas signing as some kind of revenge for Sol.
I'm aware such moronic claims will be in the minority but how can anybody possibly think that? Some fans will grasp at anything.
Sol walked out on his boyhood club to join their arch rivals where he enjoyed the best years of his career and helped them win trophies and is now considered an Arsenal legend. Gallas is a free agent who was once great but definitely on the decline as a player who clearly wasn't valued too highly at Arsenal given the "low", one year contract he was offered.
I wouldn't be surprised if him signing for Spurs is nothing more than a spiteful act for what he perceives to be Arsenal doing him over. Either way, I look forward to the first newspaper article where he criticises half the team and moans that Ledley King starts ahead of him even though he doesn't train.