The Ultimate Football ThreadWatch
PFA Player of the Year: Thierry Henry (all in wide agreement I assume).
PFA Young Player of the Year: Scott Parker (not Terry or Toure?!)
What manager would want a job where if your successful its expected but if u only do good your sacked.
I bet £2 on Chelsea winning it as soon as Makelele signed, at odds of 14-1, so I still stand to return £30...
dont worry they wont win it.
Nobody would be surprised if they did. Roman might even buy an entire new squad...
I can see him buying 5 or 6 new players anyway. The man has more money than sense, no idea about continuity and developing a team to become greater than the sum of its players.... oops here come the Russian mafia!
yeah true, chelsea needed new players, but you cant just chop and change all the time. When chelsea were on a winning run some time ago he said that chelsea had Russian grit and determination, lol, he should at least know that its an english club! ranieris definately gone though i think ...
If he wins European cup and comes 2nd in prem he will stay (this is what he has been told). If not he will go. I don't think Chelsea can improve anywhere that much. I think they need a good consistent right midfielder, but i think the've got everywhere else pretty much sorted.
Sorted yes but only in a way, most of their players fall slightly short of the quality of Arsenal's.
For Champions league, all my money is on Monaco. (Not really all, about £20)
Vieira + 1 other is better than any pairing Chelsea can muster
Not sure about wide right, Parlour isn't too great but I don't rate Gronjaer much
Jens Lehmann, despite so far being ever-present, fears for his future at Arsenal. And so he should!
Ole Solksjaer is ignoring advice from the Norway team doctor who believes he needs another knee operation. Now this worries me. But Ole believes he's fit. Hope this doesn't turn tragic.
Spurs have ditched Stephane Dalmat, ending his loan spell. But Mikael Forsell's stay at St Andrews is extended by a season, and all parties like the deal.
Vincent Kompany, Anderlecht defender, could be off to Chelsea, the clubs are holding talks. I know I've heard the name bandied around, perhaps he's another youngster Ranieri wants to build from.
Arsene Wenger says he will only add to the Arsenal squad if he finds a "gem". He limits his spending to that one special player. I bet he gets two.
Few things I thought we could mull over.
I for one am furious. He wants to rob the game of an integral part of its fabric. What is so bad about draws, and how do they rob the game of emotions and entertainment? We get boring wins and entertaining draws all the time, and what about when a draw is a justified result, one team is bound to be robbed. This just fuels my dislike of Blatter.
What's your take on it?
Sepp Blatter is a bit of a knob really isn't he?
I've got a better solution to teams playing boring draws: give zero points for a draw - that way, everyone will want to try and win in theory...
Just a suggestion, I think it's perfect as it is.
Well yeah most people would agree there's nothing to change I think.
But, come to think of it, 3 draws = 1 win at the mo, is this right? Almost anyone can play for boring draws (e.g. Birmingham), makes a lot of games utterly dire, every game should be at least pretty good with the odd thriller (I wish...)
Well I'm talking about from the fans' point of view, we should get to see excitement, not drab nil nils. You have to admit, most games aren't very memorable, in fact most of them are completely boring rubbish!
This is one of the reasons I think footie fans are mad. Why would you want to sit in the cold and pay a fortune to watch Birmingham play every week, when you could watch soom decent footie on the telly?
i cant believe it this is very depressing, germany just lost 5-1 to Romania !! oh dear ...
thats very worrying
Indeed and to think we have Holland and the Czech republic in our Euro 2004 grp ... not looking good ... altho the czechs lost to Japan today so maybe its just a weird day but 5-1 ... thats bad.
japan is a good team though...so is romania, but losing 5-1 means something is wrong...what happened there? poor defensing?