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Col_M

Pointing out the Obvious
Feb 28, 2012
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It’s like WTF is @Jgplk1 playing at? I hope he’s not letting things like work get in the way of his obligations.

Apols if you’re a She, but if you were you’d be able to multitask so I feel I’m on safe ground assuming your gender.
 
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Jgplk1

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Mar 16, 2005
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It’s like WTF is @Jgplk1 playing at? I hope he’s not letting things like work get in the way of his obligations.

Apols if you’re a She, but if you were you’d be able to multitask so I feel I’m on safe ground assuming your gender.
No match thread on Shed End, guess we'll have to wait till after their League Cup match.
 

SuperLuka

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Jan 31, 2011
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All the talk of our easy start but Villa and arsenal have both similar starts

Villa played 6 of the same teams as us. Played a couple of stronger mid table teams but played 5 home games to our 4. Played 2 of the top 6, same as us but our games were harder.

Arsenal very similar in terms of quality of opposition but played 6 home games to our 4

Newcastle have had a really tough start to the season.
 

Klinsmannesque

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Jul 26, 2013
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Marauder

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Aug 20, 2008
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No match thread on Shed End, guess we'll have to wait till after their League Cup match.

Ouh some crackers in ere:

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Let's hope all the twats progress so they sink more and more energy into this shit (for sure all of them will be playing at least a few first team players) and therefore get more mullered in the league waaheeeyy!

p.s.- and at the end Ipswich to win it
 

Gareth88

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Sep 19, 2017
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I like winding up all the other football fans at work by saying we are going to win the league, I know more than likely we wont but I like sitting back and watching them meltdown.
 

StanSpur

Ronny Rosenthal
Jul 15, 2004
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Of course it has. Rivalry yes. But pundits and professional footballers never revealed their team preferences. Can’t remember who Dickie Davies or Frank Bough or David Coleman supported.
Maybe not but Hansen, Lawro, Dixon, Brooking have were bringing their club bias in 30 years ago and Des was open about supporting Brighton i believe. Its the same in the press, the voices are always 15-20 years after the success of a team hence Liverpool dominated the press from the 80s through to the 00s followed by Utd through to today and in 10-15 years all the press will be City fans as the kids now will be the reporters, presenters and editors of the future.
 

mcbridemartin

Active Member
Nov 24, 2006
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Again there is a huge difference between saying you want a team (an underdog in this case) to win and saying they let them win. It’s ridiculous, and worthy of tin hats not serious debate. I agree that sky helped them out with the scheduling but everything else is just conspiracy theory level nonsense. You talk about Stoke - they played Leicester in September and January. They lost 4-0 to us at home in April so their motivation helped them out loads didn’t it? It’s just utter shite
Ok. I got part of my post incorrect, but I am entitled to a view that league managers publicly expressing a view about who they wanted to win the title, when they had at least one of the teams to play, is not professional or appropriate. It was not the Sky TV scheduling, it was the refereeing decisions in some of the matches as well, like everyone just wanted them to win it that season. I do not begrudge Leicester, it was remarkable what they achieved, but there was some helping hands along the way.

Doubt we would get such positive vibes if we somehow may still be in with a shout towards the end of the season, albeit many may want anyone except City this year, just to make things more interesting.
 

spurmin

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Feb 8, 2005
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Maybe not but Hansen, Lawro, Dixon, Brooking have were bringing their club bias in 30 years ago and Des was open about supporting Brighton i believe. Its the same in the press, the voices are always 15-20 years after the success of a team hence Liverpool dominated the press from the 80s through to the 00s followed by Utd through to today and in 10-15 years all the press will be City fans as the kids now will be the reporters, presenters and editors of the future.
Bias yes I agree. Maybe just how times have changed. Don’t remember anyone back in the day saying I hope that team A or team B don’t win the league. Certainly not players anyway.
 
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peispurs

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Aug 6, 2016
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Ok. I got part of my post incorrect, but I am entitled to a view that league managers publicly expressing a view about who they wanted to win the title, when they had at least one of the teams to play, is not professional or appropriate. It was not the Sky TV scheduling, it was the refereeing decisions in some of the matches as well, like everyone just wanted them to win it that season. I do not begrudge Leicester, it was remarkable what they achieved, but there was some helping hands along the way.

Doubt we would get such positive vibes if we somehow may still be in with a shout towards the end of the season, albeit many may want anyone except City this year, just to make things more interesting.
What I recall is that the refs were very, very kind to them that year. Leicester won 13 penalties that year. A record only surpassed by ManU in 2019-20. On defence, Huth and Morgan, both slow as molasses, were holding onto everything in the box and rarely did the ref give a penalty. They only conceded 4 penalties that year. In midfield Kante was fouling all potential trouble, yet he only received 3 yellow cards that season!!! That smile of his got him out of a lot of trouble.

I'm not going to say there was a conspiracy by the league, but it could be argued that the refs got caught up in the "cinderella story" as well.
 

DiscoD1882

SC Supporter
Mar 27, 2006
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What I recall is that the refs were very, very kind to them that year. Leicester won 13 penalties that year. A record only surpassed by ManU in 2019-20. On defence, Huth and Morgan, both slow as molasses, were holding onto everything in the box and rarely did the ref give a penalty. They only conceded 4 penalties that year. In midfield Kante was fouling all potential trouble, yet he only received 3 yellow cards that season!!! That smile of his got him out of a lot of trouble.

I'm not going to say there was a conspiracy by the league, but it could be argued that the refs got caught up in the "cinderella story" as well.
I said it at the time and I will continue to say it until my last breath. This was a fix. A betting scandal. There was just too much going on for it not to be. The odds on them winning were ridiculous and anyone putting money on that stood to make a fortune. Fat east betting scandal. I’ve called it from the start. No one will ever convince me otherwise.
 

Thenewcat

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Aug 8, 2019
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I said it at the time and I will continue to say it until my last breath. This was a fix. A betting scandal. There was just too much going on for it not to be. The odds on them winning were ridiculous and anyone putting money on that stood to make a fortune. Fat east betting scandal. I’ve called it from the start. No one will ever convince me otherwise.
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soup

On the straightened arrow
May 26, 2004
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What I recall is that the refs were very, very kind to them that year. Leicester won 13 penalties that year. A record only surpassed by ManU in 2019-20. On defence, Huth and Morgan, both slow as molasses, were holding onto everything in the box and rarely did the ref give a penalty. They only conceded 4 penalties that year. In midfield Kante was fouling all potential trouble, yet he only received 3 yellow cards that season!!! That smile of his got him out of a lot of trouble.

I'm not going to say there was a conspiracy by the league, but it could be argued that the refs got caught up in the "cinderella story" as well.
With regard to refs it is a thing. Who was the ref who reffed the Man City 'Agueeeerrrrrrooooo'! Match? He was being interviewed the other day saying if Aguero had been on his second yellow card when he scored that goal and took his shirt off he wouldn't have sent him off and would have 'taken one on the chin'. It's not his job to 'take one on the chin' and use personal feelings in a game or preference for a player or situation, it's his job to play by the laws of the game. Maybe I'm being too 'by the book', but that's the idea, isn't it?
 

Yiddo1982

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Jul 4, 2006
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It wasn't a fix, but they were very effective as a team, and a lot of opponents simply bent over for them,
 
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