The Premier League Thread

Discussion in 'Southampton' started by TheSecondStain, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. Saints Fan4Life

    Saints Fan4Life Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. Any player, manager, or other football official who fights against it will have my utmost respect ... until they do something to piss me off again anyway <laugh>
     
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    I can see the footballers union coming out with a statement against the super league, or at least I hope they do. They are sportsmen, and sportsmen love competition and hopefully they can see through this farce for what it is. A power play/money making franchise and not what football is supposed to be about.
     
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  3. Le Tissier's Laces

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    Just going to test this theory out a second....


     
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  4. Saints Fan4Life

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    He doesnt count, he's too far in the **** zone as it is <whistle>
     
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  5. Saints Fan4Life

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    Seen a few people mention that Jose refused to take training this morning in protest at the Super League proposals. No idea if that's true or not, mind.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if that's true. It seems a really odd time to sack him.
     
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  7. davecg69

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    Was just about to say the same, Tom. I can’t stand him, but if he’s told Levy to **** if with his proposal for a super league, I take my hat off to him.
     
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    Liverpool 1 up at Leeds.
     
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  9. Saint Elsewhere

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    Don't Leeds realise they're tangling with European royalty?
     
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    Finished 1-1.
     
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  11. Ian Thumwood

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    So Liverpool cannot finish in a champion's league place. Just as well they have the Super League to look forward to instead.

    I think that next season will be fascinating as I cannot see Liverpool challenging for the Premier League. Their title is going to be something of a "one off" akin to what Leicester achieved. Man City are going to face a challenge from Chelsea and Man Utd but it will be a battle for the fourth place in 21/22.
     
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  12. Schad

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    While anything is possible, I'm guessing that he's been sacked because he's actually a pretty **** manager who is tactically a decade out of date, and who no longer commands the respect of his players. His whole reputation was built on winning titles; he won things, so players put up with his dickishness, at least for a short period of time. But from 2012 on he has one title, and his greatest success in continental football in that span was a win in Europey. He has a League Cup win, but so does Alex McLeish, and his last club managerial job was freaking Zamalek in Egypt*. That doesn't really drive players to put up with your nonsense.

    I'm excited for the next step in Mourinho's career: writing five autobiographies where he ****s on literally everyone he ever encountered in football, and providing dour halftime commentary for Champions League group stage matches.


    *One of his players at Zamalek? One Emmanuel Mayuka. Who now turns out for the wonderfully-named National Pension Scheme Authority Stars FC in Zambia.
     
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    Brighton picked up a point 0 - 0 at Chelsea and could have won it.
     
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  14. thereisonlyoneno7

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    We'll batter then in the final


    ..oh wait.
     
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  15. Schad

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    This probably won't be terribly popular, but with Ryan Mason taking the reins as interim Spurs manager, I have a strong rooting interest in them winning the cup.

    Not only because it would be an incredible story -- 29 year old whose career ended prematurely wins cup in his second match managing at any level, over the best team in the country -- but because it would be absolutely hysterical if he succeeds where so many big name managers have failed for them in recent years.
     
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    As long as he has a disaster in his first match, I’m fine with that.
     
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    Losing 5-0 to lowly Saints only to beat City for the cup really would be storybook. I highly recommend that he go that route.
     
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    Sorry but I feel different about this Schad. Spurs and their horrible fans are some of the worst in the country and they deserve nothing. A right royal thrashing, even a complete humiliation, would be a fitting day out for them and a smack in the face to that slimy, creepy Daniel Levy. Spurs fans didn't do much to protest against the ESL either, so **** em.
     
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    Villa 1-0 City after 20 seconds.
     
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    Straight red for Stones after City go ahead.
     
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