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(Guardian)   After the Hazard's of the League Cup its time for the fourth round of the FA Cup. Can a team from the lower leagues follow Bradfords example or will the money talk?   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 233
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2013-01-26 07:31:21 AM
Congrats to Millwall, who got us started yesterday knocking out Aston Villa 2-1.
I seriously don't see how Lambert survives the season with results like this, I really don't. This is McLeish-like really, just no semblance of structure on the pitch.
 
2013-01-26 07:34:28 AM
If soccer had line changes like hockey, I'd be more interested in it.

/a twist upon soccer trolling
 
2013-01-26 07:46:58 AM

ADubs86: Congrats to Millwall, who got us started yesterday knocking out Aston Villa 2-1.
I seriously don't see how Lambert survives the season with results like this, I really don't. This is McLeish-like really, just no semblance of structure on the pitch.


I can't understand what is going on with Villa. Lambert is a good manager. He built the current Norwich side and got them promoted twice in two years. You don't do that by being rubbish. Every time i see Villa play they don't look organised or have any mental toughness. Its not just that the team has lots of youngsters as they do have players with a lot of experiance.

To me it looks a bit like when Allerdyce was at Newcastle. The players just wernt playing for the manager or themselves.

The big problem is if they get rid of Lambert who will go to Villa now? With Lambert they still have a chance,if they sack him then they are down.
 
2013-01-26 08:00:01 AM
Why is it there is aa new champion every week in soccer? Such a strange sport...
 
2013-01-26 08:08:49 AM

Jakesta: Why is it there is aa new champion every week in soccer? Such a strange sport...


Same reason why in American Football the ball is in play for only 11 minutes but it takes 3 hours. Thats the game.
 
2013-01-26 08:11:53 AM

Jakesta: Why is it there is aa new champion every week in soccer? Such a strange sport...


I never said I was the only world champion.
 
2013-01-26 08:11:54 AM
This has nothing to do with today's matches, but I thought I'd share. A couple of weeks ago, I bought a truck. On the rear window, passenger side, I put on a Tottenham Hotspur cockerel. Just the logo, no words, nothing but that majestic rooster standing on a football and puffing his chest out.

On Thursday, when I went to the parking garage after work, I noticed that the car parked next to me had stickers in the rear window as well. Two of them. The top sticker was that foul red cannon and logo, and below it was the always clever "Got Arsenal?"

I don't know what the odds are of having supporters of rival North London teams parked in adjacent spaces in a San Antonio parking garage would be, but I do know this: I have envelopes of anti-Arsenal pictures printed up and stored in my glove compartment, ready to be slid under a windshield wiper should opportunity present itself again.

COYS!
 
2013-01-26 08:24:31 AM

Norfolking Chance: Jakesta: Why is it there is aa new champion every week in soccer? Such a strange sport...

Same reason why in American Football the ball is in play for only 11 minutes but it takes 3 hours. Thats the game.


So, what your saying is, that it's stupid and I shouldn't waste my time with a non-entertaining sport such as soccer. I got it. Thanks for the advice.
 
2013-01-26 08:30:37 AM
And Kompany's injured again. Shocker.
 
2013-01-26 08:38:00 AM

ADubs86: And Kompany's injured again. Shocker.


At least it wasn't a red for his sit down studs up tackles
 
2013-01-26 08:42:58 AM
Jakesta: Why is it there is aa new champion every week in soccer? Such a strange sport... STOP LIKING THINGS THAT I DON'T LIKE!!!

FTFY
 
2013-01-26 08:50:50 AM
If City could finish they would be up 4-0 by now. Stoke look like they are going for a draw, which is a poor decision given they have no chance of winning the replay at the Etihad.
 
2013-01-26 08:53:57 AM
That was a let off for Stoke. Should of been a red card for that tackle.
 
2013-01-26 08:54:24 AM
Whelan should be gone
 
2013-01-26 08:56:06 AM
Well gents I'm on my way out of town for a funeral. See you guys tomorrow.
 
2013-01-26 09:12:58 AM

ADubs86: Well gents I'm on my way out of town for a funeral. See you guys tomorrow.


Your dad? Sorry for your loss
 
2013-01-26 09:15:16 AM
I don't get soccer fans. I ask an honest question about why is seems that a new champion is crowed almost weekly, and all I get is snark. Are yo u worried someone might invade your "club"? Soccer isn't on TV, and I'm not going to follow it online. Its not a bad sport to watch, but you all act like it's some secret that nobody else.can know about.
 
2013-01-26 09:15:50 AM

HaywoodJablonski: ADubs86: Well gents I'm on my way out of town for a funeral. See you guys tomorrow.

Your dad? Sorry for your loss


Great uncle. Thank you though.
 
2013-01-26 09:16:31 AM
Bonjour!
 
2013-01-26 09:17:18 AM

ADubs86: Congrats to Millwall, who got us started yesterday knocking out Aston Villa 2-1.
I seriously don't see how Lambert survives the season with results like this, I really don't. This is McLeish-like really, just no semblance of structure on the pitch.


Nous verrons mardi
 
2013-01-26 09:18:31 AM

Jakesta: I don't get soccer fans. I ask an honest question about why is seems that a new champion is crowed almost weekly, and all I get is snark. Are yo u worried someone might invade your "club"? Soccer isn't on TV, and I'm not going to follow it online. Its not a bad sport to watch, but you all act like it's some secret that nobody else.can know about.


Think of it like the college basketball regular season, conference tournament, NIT and NCAA tournament all being played at the same time. Some weekends belong to one league, others to another. Midweek games can be played in alternating format as well. Better?
 
2013-01-26 09:19:01 AM

midpoint: Bonjour!


I'm glad to see you're assimilating well!
 
2013-01-26 09:19:09 AM

ADubs86: HaywoodJablonski: ADubs86: Well gents I'm on my way out of town for a funeral. See you guys tomorrow.

Your dad? Sorry for your loss

Great uncle. Thank you though.


Someone's dad isn't/wasn't doing well. Took a shot...
 
2013-01-26 09:19:39 AM

Jakesta: I don't get soccer fans. I ask an honest question about why is seems that a new champion is crowed almost weekly, and all I get is snark. Are yo u worried someone might invade your "club"? Soccer isn't on TV, and I'm not going to follow it online. Its not a bad sport to watch, but you all act like it's some secret that nobody else.can know about.


Then you'll have to explain what you mean. Different competitions have different winners. Today is the knockout cup - the FA Cup. Next week the EPL will resume. In Africa, they are having their intra-continental championship.
 
2013-01-26 09:20:27 AM

Cognitive Displaysia: midpoint: Bonjour!

I'm glad to see you're assimilating well!


Je souhaite la bienvenue à nos nouveaux suzerains Français
 
2013-01-26 09:22:04 AM
I shiat you not, 'come on the Magpies!' translates as 'Allez les pies!' which given the average waistline of our support is bang on trend.
 
2013-01-26 09:59:15 AM

midpoint: I shiat you not, 'come on the Magpies!' translates as 'Allez les pies!' which given the average waistline of our support is bang on trend.


Ha, that is fantastic.
 
2013-01-26 10:00:10 AM
Now that the only decent FA cup match of the day is over, may I suggest Olympiakos v Panathinaikos in 15 min.

Come for the flares, stay for the pitch invasions
 
2013-01-26 10:00:47 AM
This Arsenal team should demolish Bristol City today. That probably means that they'll draw 1-1.
 
2013-01-26 10:06:04 AM

Jamespoon: This Arsenal team should demolish Bristol City today. That probably means that they'll draw 1-1.


And by Bristol, I mean Brighton. Clearly that's where my mind is at the moment.
 
2013-01-26 10:13:11 AM
Hey, Tomas Rosicky isn't dead.
 
2013-01-26 10:14:59 AM

midpoint: In Africa, they are having their intra-continental championship.


And why is every stadium half empty?

Are they charging too much for tickets, or what?
 
2013-01-26 10:15:37 AM

Jamespoon: Jamespoon: This Arsenal team should demolish Bristol City today. That probably means that they'll draw 1-1.

And by Bristol, I mean Brighton. Clearly that's where my mind is at the moment.


Considering their display at Bradford i would be worried as a Arse fan. Plus Gus has Brighton playing well.
 
2013-01-26 10:16:02 AM

mitchcumstein1: Hey, Tomas Rosicky isn't dead.


Sad, but funny. :/
 
2013-01-26 10:16:43 AM
OMG! What a goal by Giroud!! Set up beautifully by Zombie Rosicky!
 
2013-01-26 10:18:36 AM

Norfolking Chance: Considering their display at Bradford i would be worried as a Arse fan. Plus Gus has Brighton playing well.


Oh without a doubt. We struggle WAY too much against lower league teams. The two Orient games a few years ago gave me more heartburn than I've ever had in my life.
 
2013-01-26 10:19:31 AM

Cajnik: mitchcumstein1: Hey, Tomas Rosicky isn't dead.

Sad, but funny. :/


Hey, I'll admit it, I was ready to write him off, but he played well at the end of last season. He should get more of a chance.

Giroud!!
 
2013-01-26 10:20:01 AM

Cajnik: midpoint: In Africa, they are having their intra-continental championship.

And why is every stadium half empty?

Are they charging too much for tickets, or what?


Partly that I understand. Other explanatory variables include:

No culture of watching football live - they had organised professional fitba on TV for 50 years before it was in a local stadium.

Loyalty to things other than a nation state - ethnic group, tribe etc - just like Scotland

Infrastructure to get to/from games is lacking.
 
2013-01-26 10:21:06 AM

Cajnik: may I suggest Olympiakos v Panathinaikos in 15 min.


Nm, I read it too quickly. Panthrakikos... so not the eternal enemies derby.

Still lots of flares though...
 
2013-01-26 10:28:37 AM

Cajnik: Cajnik: may I suggest Olympiakos v Panathinaikos in 15 min.

Nm, I read it too quickly. Panthrakikos... so not the eternal enemies derby.

Still lots of flares though...


Those Greeks might be burning wood at home because they can't afford to pay for heat, but there's always an excuse for flares at a game.
 
2013-01-26 10:30:15 AM
Bolton just equalized against Everton... making this a game.
 
2013-01-26 10:31:24 AM
Are you shiatting me. Offside or not, that was some shambolic defending by Arsenal.
 
2013-01-26 10:32:32 AM

midpoint: Partly that I understand. Other explanatory variables include:


My own theory is that it's every year, so a lack of excitement. I guess the reason is that it gives more world wide exposure to some players still playing for their clubs in Africa.

/Also, Eurosport generally has really terrible commentary across all sports (though College Football on Eurosport is certainly the worst)
 
2013-01-26 10:33:31 AM
Welp, there it is. Farking Arsenal.
 
2013-01-26 10:34:03 AM
Goddamnit
 
2013-01-26 10:35:40 AM

Cajnik: midpoint: Partly that I understand. Other explanatory variables include:

My own theory is that it's every year, so a lack of excitement. I guess the reason is that it gives more world wide exposure to some players still playing for their clubs in Africa.

/Also, Eurosport generally has really terrible commentary across all sports (though College Football on Eurosport is certainly the worst)


This year is the step-change year. From now on it is every two years in the non World/Euro Cup years [i.e.odd-years].
 
2013-01-26 10:37:15 AM
Meanwhile.....

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=gPshffbyYQM&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3 D gPshffbyYQM
 
2013-01-26 10:46:44 AM

Gonz: This has nothing to do with today's matches, but I thought I'd share. A couple of weeks ago, I bought a truck. On the rear window, passenger side, I put on a Tottenham Hotspur cockerel. Just the logo, no words, nothing but that majestic rooster standing on a football and puffing his chest out.

On Thursday, when I went to the parking garage after work, I noticed that the car parked next to me had stickers in the rear window as well. Two of them. The top sticker was that foul red cannon and logo, and below it was the always clever "Got Arsenal?"

I don't know what the odds are of having supporters of rival North London teams parked in adjacent spaces in a San Antonio parking garage would be, but I do know this: I have envelopes of anti-Arsenal pictures printed up and stored in my glove compartment, ready to be slid under a windshield wiper should opportunity present itself again.

COYS!


That wasn't me parked next to you (I have no stickers), but I think I may have been behind you on the road the other day. There can't be too many people driving around SA with Tottenham stickers, right?
 
2013-01-26 10:48:05 AM

puffy999: If soccer had line changes like hockey, I'd be more interested in it.

/a twist upon soccer trolling


They already have that
 
2013-01-26 10:52:39 AM
QPR and MK Dons. A souless club for a souless town vs a cut price Man City/Chel$ki. Can't both of them loose?
 
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