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No clean sheet or 9 Goals Adlab lol 😛 – just teasing 🙂29th October 2019 at 10:17 pm #51320
Brian blueParticipant237 pts
Mac….I cannot explain why , maybe it is a generation thing but I never get excited about European games as I do about the Domestic scene. I am probably with the minority on this but as we are aware the CL will evolve, for better or worse, I do not know and then there is the politics of European football. I get more excitement from watching say watching Yeovi v Arsenal or Accrington v Liverpool remember the great match last year, I think Rochdale v Spurs that, to me is football. Respect those that love CL though, just not so interesting for me maybe Real madrid/Barcelona/ Juventus killed it off for me but I really do not have a definitive answer29th October 2019 at 10:18 pm #51321
Brian blueParticipant237 pts
Sorry MAK….my computer frequently types its own version mac…something else I do not understand why!!!!30th October 2019 at 3:31 am #51322
Chelsea1967Participant36 pts30th October 2019 at 7:51 am #51337
Brian, don’t worry about it man. There’s no great offense committed by accidentally saying Mac 😛
As for the minnows versus giants stuff, I had one of the guys across from me talking about those types of matches. He was extremely irate about it all, I couldn’t get a bloody word in but he is a Sunderland supporter. So they are the minnows. He said something about losing Henderson to us. Was like he blamed me, the way he was talking, the guy was not happy, which is unlike him TBH. It didn’t occur to me at the time but I should have said “you can have him back!” *sits back and watches fellow Liverpool fans heads explode* .. Relax lads, I’m just joking, there’s no way he’d get into the Sunderland team 😛 Ok enough with the jokes before my own kind cast me to the sea. Do I really need a disclaimer to say that Hendo is actually a decent player in his current position? Well there you have it, now put the plank away boys.
Brian, I guess my own preference comes from growing up watching highlights from the Serie A and seeing all these great teams in the CL. Juve, Milan, Ajax, Real, Barca. There were some crazy good players back in the day. Batistuta! now that guy knew where the goal was. THAT level of football was out of our reach for a good while. We had Fowler etc but no CL but then when Rafa came along, BOOM we were there and had won the bloody thing. The following 4 years were all KO round CL football, so it definitely developed a culture within the fanbase. It helped that Anfield was utterly mental in the big CL home fixtures. So, now, even though I’d LOVE the PL, it’s mostly because we havent won it. Once we win the PL, m,y guess is the preference will be the CL for many fans. Most? maybe not quite but I’d probably be one of them.
I did love the FA Cup growing up but for some reason, not so much now. The finals are always special but I’ve got my eyes on other prizes until that point comes around. Well, or a late tie against a rival. Then obviously it’s great but this LC game against Arsenal?… I’d throw it away for a win against Villa and City. Without a second thought.30th October 2019 at 9:51 am #51340
will the chelsea lads get revenge for the opening day defeat? hope so 😉
another loss for us unless Pool put out a much changed weaker side…30th October 2019 at 2:31 pm #51376
I’m sure that Brian puts the City FA Cup wins in 56 and 69 up there with the most satisfying of his Manchester City supporting life.
Back then the kudos of winning the FA Cup was immense and the country stood still for FA Cup Final day. Sadly the FA Cup is not quite as high profile these days.
Not helped by United pulling out to fulfill their requirement of playing in the World Club Championship, the loss of Replays, ridiculous kick off times for the Final, PL games even scheduled on the day of the Final, penalty shoot outs deciding progress even Finals , Semi Finals played at Wembley etc etc.
With our Red Frido in the Park with my mates we always played so many make belief FA Cup Finals it was the ultimate Club game in our eyes and I will never forget queuing all night outside Stamford Bridge on numerous occasions to claim FA Cup Semi Final tickets. Until 1970 it was the impossible dream.30th October 2019 at 3:14 pm #51380
Xhaka not in the Arsenal squad but he’s still not apologised Stevo and Emery seems to be defending that because he says Xhaka is devastated.
Xhaka needs to apologise to the fans asap imo or this wound will fester and grow and there will be no way back for him even if there still is one?30th October 2019 at 3:29 pm #51381
it wont happen 999 its been to long and he wont, Emery is backing him and signing his own P45, he has left Xhala out and now put Ozil in (also getting heat for that)
you will have a bit of experience with this form the Maureen days but when things go toxic for whatever reason, all parties need to move on so Xhaka and Emery need to move and so do we as a club and fan base30th October 2019 at 3:43 pm #51384
Chucky McChuckfaceParticipant428 pts
EMERY MERRY CHRISTMAS IN!!!
30th October 2019 at 4:44 pm #51388
- This reply was modified 2 weeks ago by Chucky McChuckface.
You are closer to it all than me Stevo but that sounds the best course of action to me.
But nothing will happen with Emery until the end of the Season. Brendan Rodgers?
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