Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(BBC-US)   This week's EPL title decider features Everton vs. Man City, who could go top for a day or two. At the other end of the table, failure is still an option. In between, plucky overachievers Man Utd try to avoid Europa qualification   (bbc.com ) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Egyptian Premier League, Man City, West Ham, Tottenham, Tony Pulis, Darren Fletcher, Di Canio, football league  
•       •       •

280 clicks; posted to Sports » on 05 May 2014 at 2:36 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



632 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2014-05-03 07:24:57 AM  
I hope the truly plucky Sunderland manage to grab points here. They've been great in the past few matches.
 
2014-05-03 07:25:56 AM  

Princip's Sandwich: I hope the truly plucky Sunderland manage to grab points here. They've been great in the past few matches.


Boooooooooooo!
 
2014-05-03 07:26:10 AM  

Princip's Sandwich: I hope the truly plucky Sunderland manage to grab points here. They've been great in the past few matches.


Bizarrely, I wouldn't actually mind if Sunderland pinch this one. Sunderland deserve to stay up, and Utd have nothing to play for, being pretty much locked in to 7th place.
 
2014-05-03 07:27:00 AM  
Afternoon all. FFPL report to follow during the main batch of games.
 
2014-05-03 07:27:38 AM  
Looking at the table, how the hell does Swansea have a -1 GD. I understand Tottenham's 3, since they've defined the small-wins, big-losses season, but how did Swansea do that?
 
2014-05-03 07:30:59 AM  
And somehow West Ham still isn't mathematically safe yet.
 
2014-05-03 07:31:00 AM  
Go Toffees
 
2014-05-03 07:33:07 AM  
For those who missed Monday Night Football and Carragher/Neville's analysis of the Chelsea/Liverpool game it's here

Interesting quote from Carragher


He says his former club can have no complaints because they have enjoyed plenty of success in the past by adopting exactly the same strategies.

I've done it playing for Liverpool,
I remember going to Barcelona in 2001 in the UEFA Cup and we got a 0-0. We did exactly the same as what Chelsea did yesterday, we went there for our clean sheet. Johan Cruyff said after the game we were a disgrace to football.
Let's not forget that in the seventies and eighties when Liverpool went away they'd go there and do a job to try and get a 0-0. At times they'd play it back to Ray Clemence and slow the game down.


I remember with Rafa Benitez playing against Chelsea, we played them at their own game. We slowed the game down, played direct football, never got caught on the counter-attack and never risked playing a ball into Stevie (Gerrard) or Xabi Alonso, as they had Duff, Robben and Drogba for the counter-attack.
There was frustration after the game. We heard Liverpool fans afterwards on radio phone-ins and whatever, but you've got to not be complaining so much about Chelsea and think you may come up against this again - how are we going to go about it and try to get the result?
You can't complain and say 'we don't play like that'. We've done it before and been successful at it.
You can't complain. Lots of teams have done it, we've done it, so get on with it and try to find a way to fix it.


Now we can go back to your bus jokes
 
2014-05-03 07:34:51 AM  
Who's going to win Manager of the Year? The competition between Rodgers and Pulis is fierce.
 
2014-05-03 07:35:50 AM  

Princip's Sandwich: Who's going to win Manager of the Year? The competition between Rodgers and Pulis is fierce.


Rodgers if Liverpool win the league. Pulis if they don't.
 
2014-05-03 07:37:01 AM  

LucklessWonder: Go Toffees


So much this
 
2014-05-03 07:39:38 AM  
Cardiff can get relegated today. Pleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease.
 
2014-05-03 07:44:56 AM  
Imagine relying on the hapless Hammers to do you a favour to help you qualify for the Europa League. The state of it all.
 
2014-05-03 07:44:58 AM  

dietbubba: LucklessWonder: Go Toffees

So much this


Thirded. We're all Blue for A Day.

Barring that, I'd love to see Liverpool hang another 9 on Palace. Truly make the final day interesting.
 
2014-05-03 07:46:48 AM  
 
2014-05-03 07:47:00 AM  

Princip's Sandwich: Cardiff can get relegated today. Pleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease.


Seconded
 
2014-05-03 07:52:36 AM  
I was curious which Tottenham team would show up today. Looks like they've answered my question.
 
2014-05-03 07:58:04 AM  

czetie: Princip's Sandwich: Cardiff can get relegated today. Pleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease.

Seconded


Thirded
 
2014-05-03 07:59:27 AM  

ADubs86: dietbubba: LucklessWonder: Go Toffees

So much this

Thirded. We're all Blue for A Day.

Barring that, I'd love to see Liverpool hang another 9 on Palace. Truly make the final day interesting.


That'd be fun

You get a goal and you get a goal and you get a goal.

/Oprah
 
2014-05-03 08:02:32 AM  

dietbubba: czetie: Princip's Sandwich: Cardiff can get relegated today. Pleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease.

Seconded

Thirded


So, is the general consensus that we all want to see Cardiff and Glorious Leader Tan sent down?
 
2014-05-03 08:06:36 AM  
From the Telegraph, "Arsene Wenger says Arsenal will pursue stability rather than spectacular signings this summer. Asrenal [sic] manager warns fans not to expect an influx of star names in the summer"

So, Ric Romero now working the Telegraph sport desk?
 
2014-05-03 08:07:21 AM  
Birmingham City in danger of falling to League One. If results stand, they're going down.
 
2014-05-03 08:07:56 AM  

ADubs86: dietbubba: czetie: Princip's Sandwich: Cardiff can get relegated today. Pleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease.

Seconded

Thirded

So, is the general consensus that we all want to see Cardiff and Glorious Leader Tan sent down?


May

ADubs86: dietbubba: czetie: Princip's Sandwich: Cardiff can get relegated today. Pleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease.

Seconded

Thirded

So, is the general consensus that we all want to see Cardiff and Glorious Leader Tan sent down?


Maybe relegation will force him to get his head out of his ass and realize that antagonizing the fan base isn't a good idea
 
2014-05-03 08:08:40 AM  

czetie: From the Telegraph, "Arsene Wenger says Arsenal will pursue stability rather than spectacular signings this summer. Asrenal [sic] manager warns fans not to expect an influx of star names in the summer"

So, Ric Romero now working the Telegraph sport desk?


I wish it said "Carlo Ancelotti" and "Real Madrid". I'm tired of them shattering balance in the name of new star names to buy.
 
2014-05-03 08:09:36 AM  
Apologize for that.  No idea what the hell happened there
 
2014-05-03 08:09:57 AM  
Red card for Spurs. LOLSPURS in play.
 
2014-05-03 08:10:09 AM  

czetie: From the Telegraph, "Arsene Wenger says Arsenal will pursue stability rather than spectacular signings this summer. Asrenal [sic] manager warns fans not to expect an influx of star names in the summer"

So, Ric Romero now working the Telegraph sport desk?


There's an old saying, "Everyone has a plan, until they get hit in the mouth." Arsene said that same shiat last year, then Villa walked in his house and blew him out, then next thing you know, here comes Özil.
 
2014-05-03 08:11:08 AM  
Phil Dowd looking super annoyed with getting bumped by Hammers players.  Good Christ, I hate that nonsense no matter who is doing it
 
2014-05-03 08:12:01 AM  
There's an argument that Dawson could have gotten there.
 
2014-05-03 08:12:03 AM  
Lloris deserves a better place than Tottenham. The guy's ridiculously good.
 
2014-05-03 08:12:38 AM  
And Carroll scores as I was typing that. 1-0 West Ham.
 
2014-05-03 08:13:14 AM  
Massive deflection off a Spurs head too. LOLSPURS indeed.
 
2014-05-03 08:13:22 AM  
Andy must be sober for this match
 
2014-05-03 08:14:54 AM  
Harry Kane can't stop scoring. Too bad that this one was in his own net.
 
2014-05-03 08:14:59 AM  

ADubs86: There's an old saying, "Everyone has a plan, until they get hit in the mouth."


If that wasn't said by Mike Tyson, it damn well should have been.
 
2014-05-03 08:16:08 AM  

czetie: ADubs86: There's an old saying, "Everyone has a plan, until they get hit in the mouth."

If that wasn't said by Mike Tyson, it damn well should have been.



It was indeed by Tyson.
 
2014-05-03 08:17:31 AM  

czetie: ADubs86: There's an old saying, "Everyone has a plan, until they get hit in the mouth."

If that wasn't said by Mike Tyson, it damn well should have been.


He's the person it's attributed to, but I'm pretty sure it was around before he said it too.
 
2014-05-03 08:17:36 AM  
Looks like Lennon will be marking McCartney.
 
2014-05-03 08:20:47 AM  

czetie: From the Telegraph, "Arsene Wenger says Arsenal will pursue stability rather than spectacular signings this summer. Asrenal [sic] manager warns fans not to expect an influx of star names in the summer"

So, Ric Romero now working the Telegraph sport desk?


I don't know why this would be a surprise, even to hardened Arsenal supporters. Here's the relevant part of the quote:

"It will be busy, but the main thing for us will be to keep the stability because we feel we are close," he said. "We want to add something that makes us even stronger. But number wise it will not be massive."

That doesn't mean he won't buy players and it doesn't mean he won't buy quality if he feels he can get a player who is world class for a fair price. I think it's in response to those supporters out there that want him to buy (and I'm not exaggerating here): a top quality backup keeper, a new right back, a new centerback, a new DM, a new winger, two new strikers, and one or two CMs. It's ridiculous.

If Sagna can get a big contract elsewhere, I think he'll go. He's given a lot for Arsenal and I won't wish him ill if he moves on to get a much bigger contract than he could get at Arsenal. I'd hate to see him go, but I'd understand. I'm not sure that Jenkinson is quite mature enough for that role against the best in the world just yet, but we'll see. He may surprise me. I wouldn't expect that Wenger is really looking for anything more than a really good, pacy finisher at the moment. Gunners the world over would love to see Morata, or Cavani, or Costa, or Jackson Martinez. I'd expect to see Wenger make a push to acquire Loic Remy, though. Other than him and possibly a replacement for Sagna, I don't see Wenger making any other summer moves.
 
2014-05-03 08:24:22 AM  

ADubs86: czetie: ADubs86: There's an old saying, "Everyone has a plan, until they get hit in the mouth."

If that wasn't said by Mike Tyson, it damn well should have been.

He's the person it's attributed to, but I'm pretty sure it was around before he said it too.


It may be older than him, but he apparently did say it:  http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-11-09/sports/sfl-mike-tyson-exp l ains-one-of-his-most-famous-quotes-20121109_1_mike-tyson-undisputed-tr uth-famous-quotes
 
2014-05-03 08:28:33 AM  
I don't think this type of match was in Lloris' mind when he moved from Olympique Lyonnais to Tottenham. He's the only reason they're not getting routed.
 
2014-05-03 08:29:49 AM  
Wait, what?  Stewart Downing goal?

WHAT WORLD ARE WE LIVING IN?
 
2014-05-03 08:30:20 AM  
What on earth was the wall doing there? It's gone right through the middle.
 
2014-05-03 08:30:31 AM  
And his own wall betrays him. 2-0 West Ham. This has not been a good week for walls. First Bayern's jumping wall and now this.
 
2014-05-03 08:31:35 AM  
Now Downing scores! If Joe Cole comes on and gets one, we'll have the full set of ex-Reds scoring for the Hammers.
 
2014-05-03 08:32:28 AM  
West Ham are now almost surely safe. They'll have 40 points with this result.
 
2014-05-03 08:32:30 AM  
Could we hope for this West Ham next Sunday against Man City?  PLEASE?
 
2014-05-03 08:33:52 AM  
So, is Big Sam the West Ham manager next season?
 
2014-05-03 08:38:47 AM  
Oh Robbie...crown jewels indeed.

I think he likely made my English wife blush
 
2014-05-03 08:39:49 AM  

Norfolking Chance: For those who missed Monday Night Football and Carragher/Neville's analysis of the Chelsea/Liverpool game it's here

Interesting quote from Carragher


He says his former club can have no complaints because they have enjoyed plenty of success in the past by adopting exactly the same strategies.

I've done it playing for Liverpool,
I remember going to Barcelona in 2001 in the UEFA Cup and we got a 0-0. We did exactly the same as what Chelsea did yesterday, we went there for our clean sheet. Johan Cruyff said after the game we were a disgrace to football.
Let's not forget that in the seventies and eighties when Liverpool went away they'd go there and do a job to try and get a 0-0. At times they'd play it back to Ray Clemence and slow the game down.


I remember with Rafa Benitez playing against Chelsea, we played them at their own game. We slowed the game down, played direct football, never got caught on the counter-attack and never risked playing a ball into Stevie (Gerrard) or Xabi Alonso, as they had Duff, Robben and Drogba for the counter-attack.
There was frustration after the game. We heard Liverpool fans afterwards on radio phone-ins and whatever, but you've got to not be complaining so much about Chelsea and think you may come up against this again - how are we going to go about it and try to get the result?
You can't complain and say 'we don't play like that'. We've done it before and been successful at it.
You can't complain. Lots of teams have done it, we've done it, so get on with it and try to find a way to fix it.

Now we can go back to your bus jokes


The point isn't necessarily "Bus-parking bad!" It's that the bus Mourinho is parking represents one of (the second, maybe?) the most expensive groups of players in the history of the game. When Benitez parked  hisbus against Chelsea, it was because Chelsea was a substantially better team. (And don't think that plenty of Liverpool supporters didn't groan a bit that we had to squeeze out wins like that.)

I'll admit that it's a perfectly successful strategy - though you see what happens when you have to add just a  bitmore attack into the mix as they did against Atletico - but it's just depressing to watch. I'd hate to be someone like Hazard or Schurrle right now. Well, apart from the millions and millions of dollars.
 
Displayed 50 of 632 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report