Football Season 2017/18

sjbabbey posted:
MDS posted:
Christopher_M posted:

In my mind, still a very big club, Dave. But it's been too long since the Allan Clarke years.

Gosh. Now you're going back, Chris. Lorimer, Madeley, Bremner, Giles, Charlton (J), Gray, Cooper & co. That was some team, though I was never convinced by Sprake. 

I think Gary Sprake will always be remembered for throwing the ball into his own net against Liverpool.

Yeah. I'd forgotten that sorry episode. As Soccer AM would say today 'Taxi for Gary!'

Tabby cat posted:

Kev

Good luck today with the Spuds.

Will be watching it on Sky at lunchtime.

Are you going ?

Hi Ian - yes I went. A very good game, even if the ref lost control in the second half. The last 25 minutes or so were an absolute thriller - we were unlucky not to get a draw, but we were happy with our performance overall - even when, after Antonio went off with his hamstring, we completely lost our shape and composure.

Kev shame you didn't salvage the draw.I watched the first half but had to leave at 2-0.Glad the Hammers rallied in the 2 nd half.As you say encouraging.

Just watched the mastermind video - well funny the bit about the entire squad being underpayed and Kyle Walker now paying more in tax at City than Danny Rose gets in wages.Brilliant !

City goal jugganaut rolls on !

My girlfriend played me some Lamb a couple of weeks ago.Liked it especially the singers voice.What do you think of them ?

Sorry would paste a YouTube link  " All in your hands "  Live at Wercher 2004  but  not very computer savvy at all.Cant work out how to even post pics here.I am sort of computer dislexic

MDS posted:
sjbabbey posted:
MDS posted:
Christopher_M posted:

In my mind, still a very big club, Dave. But it's been too long since the Allan Clarke years.

Gosh. Now you're going back, Chris. Lorimer, Madeley, Bremner, Giles, Charlton (J), Gray, Cooper & co. That was some team, though I was never convinced by Sprake. 

I think Gary Sprake will always be remembered for throwing the ball into his own net against Liverpool.

Yeah. I'd forgotten that sorry episode. As Soccer AM would say today 'Taxi for Gary!'

Strange how history repeats itself, or maybe it's just synchronicity, since the Ipswich goalkeeper had a Gary Sprake moment this very afternoon! 

Oh, and the Mighty Whites remain at the top of the league ............... far too early for predictions, but, carry on like this, and we might be joining you chaps next season. MOT.

Kevin-W posted:
Tabby cat posted:

Kev

Good luck today with the Spuds.

Will be watching it on Sky at lunchtime.

Are you going ?

Hi Ian - yes I went. A very good game, even if the ref lost control in the second half. The last 25 minutes or so were an absolute thriller - we were unlucky not to get a draw, but we were happy with our performance overall - even when, after Antonio went off with his hamstring, we completely lost our shape and composure.

Enjoyed that video, Kevin. Much truth in that humour. I must find a Spurs fan to share it with. 

M

Given Saints' second half fight back at St Mary's this afternoon a point each might have been fair. But the sterling efforts of Jones and Fellaini kept them out. Man U do know how to win games, credit to them.

Rousing from Saints but still not looking like they are creating much. Not sure why Pellegrino won't play two up top at home.

Quote of the week from the other Mauricio (ie. Pochettino)  : "Sometimes it is good to suffer a bit as it means you are alive" after Spurs' victory over Kevin's lot.

Tabby cat posted:

Kev shame you didn't salvage the draw.I watched the first half but had to leave at 2-0.Glad the Hammers rallied in the 2 nd half.As you say encouraging.

Just watched the mastermind video - well funny the bit about the entire squad being underpayed and Kyle Walker now paying more in tax at City than Danny Rose gets in wages.Brilliant !

City goal jugganaut rolls on !

My girlfriend played me some Lamb a couple of weeks ago.Liked it especially the singers voice.What do you think of them ?

Sorry would paste a YouTube link  " All in your hands "  Live at Wercher 2004  but  not very computer savvy at all.Cant work out how to even post pics here.I am sort of computer dislexic

Ian I have to say that City look pretty terrifying at the moment. As to your other question, yes I do like Lamb, I think I have one or two of their albums somewhere...

Kev nice result with Swansea the encouraging fight back with Spurs in the 2 nd half last Saturday is carrying on.I think West Ham will be fine - Hope so.

Obviously well Happy with City's performance at the Bridge it was never going to be easy going there.That KDB goal was awesome.Loved the bend on it.Even sweeter for KDB being ex Chelski.

Will be watching Arsenal - Brighton at Lunch ...3 points for the Arse ?

Wishing you a good Sunday

Ian, thanks for the wishes, same to you too.

A good result yesterday but a dire game. Carroll needs to be dropped as a starter, he has been poor this season and his presence means Chicharito is played out of position and he finds it difficult to score.

That KDB goal yesterday was majestic. Yes I also think L'Arse will take three points today.

Tabby cat posted:

 

Obviously well Happy with City's performance at the Bridge it was never going to be easy going there.That KDB goal was awesome.Loved the bend on it.Even sweeter for KDB being ex Chelski.

That was the best performance I’ve seen from city. Not because they scored a hat full of goals, they didn’t. But they employed a new tactic, for city at least. LET’S TRY AND TAKE THE BALL OFF THE OPPOSITION.

Chris 

Nice article the Kevin Garside in yesterdays I.   Found it very interesting what he was saying about Peps style of tactics and Jose's.

Tonights Champions Leauge game for City against Napoli should be a cracker.2 clubs in excellent form.

No Sky at home so will be listening on the radio.Spurs will have a real tough one away at Real Madrid....another tasty game  - hope Harry Kane does the biz

Hope your new venture is working out workwise

Thanks Ian, I really enjoyed KG too.

Thanks too about work. I'm doing every home game at Saints as 'second shooter' which I'm enjoying, being paid for, and getting published.

Yes, I'm hoping Kane does the business in Madrid and I see in today's paper, Zidane is being very complimentary about him.

Here's to some cracking football at the Etihad tonight...

That game gainst BHA at the Bradydome last night was as woeful a display as I've seen from West Ham - and I've been following them for more than  45 years!

No interest, no passion and no skill from the players (apart from Zabaleta); no system, no strategy, no tactics, no clue from the manager.

Our two most expensive players, Arnautovich and Ayew, are a complete waste of money, space and oxygen. We have some great kids - Oxford, Burke, Martinez, Samuelson, Rice, Quina - but we never see them. We are forced to watch the same useless, disengaged hacks and mercenaries week after week. Our defence is clueless and porous. We don't have any proper strikers, nor is there a system or strategy.

Worst of all, we don't have a home. The Bradydome is the most horrible, toxic dump I've ever been to - and I visited Priestfield before it was redeveloped. The Dildo Twins and that hatchet-faced Tory biatch were obviously thinking that they were being really fcuking clever by getting an old Olympic stadium for nothing, but they would, because the three of them are cheapskate, unimaginative skinflints utterly without vision.

What they did was sell our beloved old ground (the Boleyn was a bit of a dump, but it was our dump) for a venue completely unsuited to football; which we don't own and which we have no control over. It's in the middle of bloody nowhere, surrounded by cranes, there are no decent pubs, the area around it has been cleansed of the stallholders, hawkers and other types who contribute to the atmosphere of a ground. Once inside, there's no atmosphere, and many of the fans are about half a trillion miles from the pitch.

I was opposed to leaving the Boleyn in the first place, and disliked the "London Stadium" from my first visit; now I despise it and I hate it a little more with each successive visit. It is a vast, mocking reminder of the selling-off of our club's soul.

If the board sack Bilic (unlikely, because they're too tight to pay the compo) the fans expecting a big name (Ancelotti, FFS!) or an inspired appointment of a young, dynamic, forward-thinking manager, are deluded. The Dildos will get Moyes or McLaren in, that's the limit of their vision and amotion.

When the Terrible Trio boasted about "taking West Ham to the next level" I don't think anyone suspected that they were taking us down a level, as opposed to up.

The Bongo Bros and "Lady" Brady need to admit defeat and sell up, before their assets evaporate immediately. Failing that, I can see an AFC West Ham being started up by the fans.

 

Feel for you Kev - I remember on Talk Sport this week they where talking about life at the new ground and when this season the Hammers have gone up early the place can be really rocking noise wise.But they  also said that if they where behind the place was shockingly quiet.Something to do with the new ground - distance from the pitch to the fans.....thanks for your thoughts seems to vindicate what they where saying on Talk Sport.

Sounds like the last place I would like to visit from your description but what can you do if it's your team......argh !      Chelski it ain't !

Loving the Rags losing at Huddersfield and City's 3-0 at home to Burnley.....well I would !

What's  the latest on your HB 1' s - any movement with Wilmslow ?  

My first speakers I brought back in the early 1980 's  so the rose tainted glasses  on and all that.

Check this video on YouTube        Mazzy star - rhymes of an hour - BBC 1996.

A hauntingly beautiful track..... stunning pictures of her....she shades it for me....voice and looks wise over Goldfrapp. !!!!.........ha ha !

Always loved their stuff and Hope Sandoval has such a beautiful voice.Saw them in London in 1993.Brilliant concert but Hope Sandoval suffers from acute shyness and just looked down between songs and only thanked the crowd in a whisper at the end.  

Cheers Ian

 

 

I can well understand your frustrations, Kevin, about the owners and new ground especially.  I've been to Upton Park a few times, albeit quite a few years ago. As a neutral and even when my lot were there (and losing) the atmosphere in the ground was always something special and was worth ticket price for that alone.  It was a proper football occasion.  The accountants and many owners can't see that facet of a club. It's not visible on a balance sheet. But true footie fans know it is something precious which serves the club well in both good times and bad. It should be preserved.

While I still think the Hammers' squad is too good to get relegated I fear you're now lumbered with the Bradydome.  

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