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Multi-function football thread 2019/20 season

Discussion in 'off topic' started by seagull, Jun 13, 2019.

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  1. BJP

    BJP Pink is the new Blue

    Denis Law once scored six goals in an FA Cup tie against Luton , the game got abandoned muddy pitch I think , City lost the rearranged game 2-1 ,Law also scored that one .
  2. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Dennis Law's transfer money paid for new floodlights. I'm afraid there has always been a small minded mentality at Town, Shankly didn't do an amazing job for us so we perhaps didn't foresee what he would go on to achieve. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, Herbert Chapman did well for us in the 20s though.
  3. palacefan

    palacefan pfm Member

    Fairly certain that Liverpool were in the second division when Bill Shankly took over but football has changed so much. Blackpool with Matthews, Mortenson and Johnston etc were a top team as were Newcastle with Milburn and the Robledo brothers. Chelsea had a fantastic group of young talent as did Man United with the Busby Babes.

    Now success is to a large extent determined by who has money and spends wisely.
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  4. BJP

    BJP Pink is the new Blue

    Hasn't it just , when I was a kid I could name every player that would be turning out for their club on a Saturday afternoon in the First Division , 25 to pick from now .
  5. BJP

    BJP Pink is the new Blue

    Well if they had let him buy the two players mentioned which he did when he got to Liverpool you could have been 6 times Euro Champs now :p
  6. Salamander

    Salamander pfm Member

    I could do that as well, now I can't even pronounce most of the players names. :(
  7. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    They were in 2nd division, they were probably seen as a smaller team than Town at the time.
  8. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    At least he didn't go to Leeds
  9. The Far North

    The Far North pfm Member

  10. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Shearer had a clause in his contract that he was always to be the best paid player, Owen coming in on £120k a week probably increased his pay but pricked his ego.
  11. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    Old blokes who used to play for Newcastle, and now punt themselves as television commentators, are hardly to be trusted.

    It's not like they played for Chelsea, a team with a great moral backbone.

  12. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Which part? I believe it to be factually correct, I never said one was better than the other. Shearer was obviously the better, more consistent striker in the PL.
  13. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Sky Blues 3-2 over Blackpool, we're on our way back. Remember the Trevor Francis transfer? We were the only side that could match the fee!
  14. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

  15. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

  16. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    Barkley has started for England and Mason Mount is on the bench. This means they could beat Bulgaria, but Southgate should have picked Tammy Abraham to make sure.

    The Chelsea striker is deadly at the moment, whereas Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Callum Wilson, are plodding in comparison.

    England have done very little since John Terry was captain.

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  17. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    Just a World Cup semi-final, how did it go when he was captain remind me again?
  18. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Best finish at a World Cup since 1990.
    Depends what you mean by very little...
  19. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Soft pen.
    Great run though.
  20. adamk

    adamk pfm Member

    Wycombe Wanderers, top of League 1
    Just enjoying the moment
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