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    Watching a good interview with Glenn Hoddle on the telly. Obviously, it's come from Sky, English Premier League World, and he makes a good point about how unlucky his England side were in 98 and what a squad of that talent could have done after beating Argentina with 10 men (as we probably should have done given the way we played and the decisions we didn't get).

    Were it not for Kim Milton Nielsen, Luigi would be crying into his Guinness and arrabiata come 2022 when Harry lifted our 3rd World Cup.

    I guess we'll just have to settle for our 2nd when we cement our position as the number 1 team in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    unlucky
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    could have done
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    the decisions we didn't get
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    Were it not for
    English for English Managers 101.




    Perhaps it will be the heat in Portugal that stops them from lifting the 4 team Johnson's Paint Trophy.


    Or he may whip out the ol':




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    Can Man City get any better?

    Looks like Watford are giving the Scousers a game.

    Hope Fulham hang on for a win.

    We could be five points clear and top of the league today, it's only fooking November

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    We could be five points clear and top of the league today, it's only fooking November
    like shooting fish in a bowl, feel for you Chit, its going to get dull

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    Apparently Man Utd had a blatant offside goal disallowed

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    Altogether now:

    "We bought the league...
    We bought the league...
    We bought the league in Abu Dhabi....."


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    All the top clubs have untold money, they just haven't got City's style.
    City don't break a sweat, they cooly pass the ball around.
    A stark contrast from that shower of shite in Trafford who huff and puff and lose 2 points at home to Palace!!!

    Here's a couple of predictions. ...

    City will score more goals this season than any other season.
    City's academy players coming through will dominate for the next 20 years.

    We are top of the league
    We are top of the league
    We are the the only team to come from Manchester, we are top of the league

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    Altogether now:

    "We bought the league...
    We bought the league...
    We bought the league in Abu Dhabi....."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post

    Here's a couple of predictions. ...

    1. Citeh and their sandmonkey owners will face historic slave trading charges #Ivegotironsforyou

    2. As a result they will decamp to the sandpit and Chitty will be knocking up Teachy for digs on the home games

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    Huddersfield off the bottom and up to 14th, with a great away win at EPL new boys Wolves yesterday. They played really well, and hoping this is the start of a recovery for the Terriers. Both (good) goals scored by midfield generalissimo Aaron Mooy.

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    I rather enjoyed that too.

    Especially the dogheads booing at half time.

    Do you think they'll still make the Champion's League, twitty?

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    Some tasty derbys this weekend. .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    English for English Managers 101.




    Perhaps it will be the heat in Portugal that stops them from lifting the 4 team Johnson's Paint Trophy.


    Or he may whip out the ol':



    England's success is hitting you hard, isn't it? Won't be long before UEFA confirm the facts we've all known for a while either.

    I can't believe you're still so bitter now that you've got Mick McCarthy in charge either; the good times are back. It'll be just like the good ol' days!



    Oh.

    Still, after being sacked by 2nd division Ipswich, things can only get better for Oireland, right?

    Right? Right? Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    I rather enjoyed that too.

    Especially the dogheads booing at half time.

    Do you think they'll still make the Champion's League, twitty?
    Your best mates struggled tonight once Warnock got 'em sussed and put it "up 'em". Good footballing side, but it's not gonna get any easier for the next few games and those chances they've missed all season could cause them problems.

    Very naive side.

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    Just need to hassle them in midfield and not allow them time.

    The perfect opponents for Warnock, in other words.

    They've been sussed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Some tasty derbys this weekend. .


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    Saturday: time to wonder what United side is gonna turn up today.

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    Jose Mourinho accepts Manchester United must do better but feels it is unfair to compare the current side with the glory eras of the past.


    United visit Southampton on Saturday in seventh place in the Premier League, 14 points behind leaders Manchester City and seven off fourth-placed Chelsea.


    He says the game has "changed" so dramatically that it is impossible to repeat what has gone before.


    "It's more difficult to buy players of a high level," said Mourinho.


    Mourinho: Sanchez 'will be out for a long time'
    'Manchester United can be in top four by end of year'
    "Before the smaller clubs were almost begging the big clubs: 'Get my best players. I need to sell.'


    "I know absolutely we have to do better. But one thing is to do better. Another is to compare ourselves with what Manchester United was in the past because it is impossible."


    The Tottenham example
    In June 2006, Sir Alex Ferguson went to Tottenham to buy a replacement for Roy Keane, paying 18m for Michael Carrick, a member of Sven Goran Eriksson's England World Cup squad.


    Two years later, he broke the club transfer record by paying 30.75m for Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov, who had been Tottenham's top scorer for the previous two seasons.


    Mourinho compares that situation to the one that exists now, where United can, theoretically, be interested in Tottenham skipper Harry Kane, but have no chance of completing a transfer for the England forward.


    Mourinho said: "Is Manchester United, by its history and dimension, bigger than Tottenham? Tottenham is an amazing club but I think everybody would say yes. Can you buy Tottenham's best players? No.


    "Football has changed. Can we go there now and bring Harry Kane here? Dele Alli? Eriksen? Son? No. So who is more powerful now? Them or us?"


    'Crazy numbers'
    The former Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid coach has spent 360m since he replaced Louis van Gaal at United in 2016.


    Few of those signings can be regarded as successes and three of the most expensive, Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, did not make the United starting line-up for Tuesday's injury-time Champions League win over Swiss side Young Boys at Old Trafford.


    But, according to Mourinho, dealing in the modern transfer market is a hazardous experience.


    He said: "You have no chance in the market unless you go to crazy numbers. Instead you go to the second level players where you still have crazy numbers, and where people say, and I agree, that's not what Manchester United is."


    One way round that is to buy younger players and develop them, as United did with Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, who both joined United as teenagers and went on to become two of the most significant players in the club's history.


    That policy "takes time", according to Mourinho, who feels United are a long way off being able to implement it.


    There is also a suspicion at United that not all their rivals are playing by the rules. Mourinho's response to a direct question about how the world's richest club cannot simply buy players was a vague "you had one of the answers a few weeks ago". This was understood to be a reference to the financial fair play allegations made against Manchester City in Der Spiegel three weeks ago.


    Sanchez 'very unlucky'
    Evidently, United's situation would be far healthier if their most expensive players were able to reach their potential on a more consistent basis.


    Alexis Sanchez has been a disappointment since moving from Arsenal in January and signing a contract worth 14m-a-year after tax.


    Now the Chilean is out until the middle of January with a hamstring injury.


    Mourinho said: "I don't like and don't believe in the word curse but he has had a very unlucky six months. We expect the new year brings better things for him."

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    The special ones book of excuses just got another chapter
    At this rate he won't be able to carry it around in his pocket. ...

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    ^ ^Are you having a larf?
    What decent United team has turned up at all this season?

    The one that strughled to beat Watford or got lucky against Newcastle or Juve or have I missed a classic ?

    Fucked if I'm staying awake for that shower of shit thatll turn up yet again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    The special ones book of excuses just got another chapter
    At this rate he won't be able to carry it around in his pocket. ...
    I got to say i've always hated the big headed fuker, but i am enjoying him failing at Utd this time, its too funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    i am enjoying him failing at Utd this time,
    Laugh this off Barry Chuckle- theyre through to the last 16 in the Champions League.
    Where's your team you bell end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Laugh this off Barry Chuckle- theyre through to the last 16 in the Champions League.
    Where's your team you bell end?
    Dill, thought i'd explained before, i'm not a hater of teams. Yep Arse are a few years off getting back to a top 4 team. I like good footie but i don't like arrogant wankers - your manager getting fukd over does bring me enjoyment - the collateral i'm afraid is your team so i feel for you. Sotton should a relaxing game for you 2nite but .......

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    Few of those signings can be regarded as successes and three of the most expensive, Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, did not make the United starting line-up for Tuesday's injury-time Champions League win over Swiss side Young Boys at Old Trafford.


    He said: "You have no chance in the market unless you go to crazy numbers. Instead you go to the second level players where you still have crazy numbers...."
    Honest of him.


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