Weekend football (10th-12th August)

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Weekend football (10th-12th August)

Post by TBC » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:29 pm

Assuming Ulvers is busy so here’s the first weekend football thread of the season!

Man Utd 1-0 up against Leicester with a Pogba penalty.

Pereira in midfielder looks quality for a youngster at Man Utd, and Chillwell and Maddison for Leicester are literally the two players our squad desperately needs.
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Re: Weekend football (10th-12th August)

Post by ALF » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:30 pm

Where's Ulvers? <fist> <fist>



Maddison looks like a very good player.

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Re: Weekend football (10th-12th August)

Post by TBC » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:31 pm

He does doesn’t he? Hasn’t looked out of his depth at all so far.
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Re: Weekend football (10th-12th August)

Post by ALF » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:35 pm

Leicester in general look good, shame they gave away a stupid penalty.

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Re: Weekend football (10th-12th August)

Post by ALF » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:36 pm

Rashford is not a good player.

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Re: Weekend football (10th-12th August)

Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:38 pm

ALF wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:36 pm
Rashford is not a good player.
Or he's been played out of position and constantly rotated under Mourinho in a team that gets dominated in possession by Leicester.
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Re: Weekend football (10th-12th August)

Post by TBC » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:39 pm

I just don’t think he’s a 9, his pace is better utilised coming in from out wide in a front 3.

Always liked the look of Bailly, I know he’s been injured a bit but he’s a £30m defender who should be given a proper run in the team.
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Re: Weekend football (10th-12th August)

Post by ALF » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:44 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:38 pm
ALF wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:36 pm
Rashford is not a good player.
Or he's been played out of position and constantly rotated under Mourinho in a team that gets dominated in possession by Leicester.

Like TBC says he's never a 9. Makes all the wrong runs and just isn't a good enough finisher. He scores less than Ayoze.

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Re: Weekend football (10th-12th August)

Post by ALF » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:45 pm

Bailly should be off.

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Re: Weekend football (10th-12th August)

Post by TBC » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:04 pm

Sanchez has been s**** since he moved to Man Utd
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Re: Weekend football (10th-12th August)

Post by UlversToon » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:52 pm

ALF wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:30 pm
Where's Ulvers? <fist> <fist>



Maddison looks like a very good player.
Sorry lads on the lash in the Toon before the game tomorrow! Normal service will be resumed next week!

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Re: Weekend football (10th-12th August)

Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:17 pm

No longer in the bottom three 8)
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Re: Weekend football (10th-12th August)

Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:00 pm

I've just spent two minutes on bbc football trying to find Sunderland score. Took me a while to realise I shouldn't be looking on the championship page
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Re: Weekend football (10th-12th August)

Post by TBC » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:45 pm

Hope Derby do well this year, I really like Frank Lampard.
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Re: Weekend football (10th-12th August)

Post by Donkey Toon » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:56 pm

Leeds looking really good again today. Don't think they'll keep this up all season but great to watch at the moment.

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Re: Weekend football (10th-12th August)

Post by Sir Bobby » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:26 pm

Donkey Toon wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:56 pm
Leeds looking really good again today. Don't think they'll keep this up all season but great to watch at the moment.
I heard something about them being in training 9 until 7 every day (obviously with breaks and stuff). That's a risky strategy for an already light squad

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Re: Weekend football (10th-12th August)

Post by Donkey Toon » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:41 pm

Sir Bobby wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:26 pm
Donkey Toon wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:56 pm
Leeds looking really good again today. Don't think they'll keep this up all season but great to watch at the moment.
I heard something about them being in training 9 until 7 every day (obviously with breaks and stuff). That's a risky strategy for an already light squad
Yeah I saw an interview with a player (can't remember which) and he said they were having 3 training sessions a day, although he said much of it was tactical training rather than physical. Even so.

The energy they have shown first two games is outstanding but I can't see them maintaining it for too long. Especially when they come to the Xmas fixture congestion.

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Re: Weekend football (10th-12th August)

Post by Sir Bobby » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:57 pm

Donkey Toon wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:41 pm
Sir Bobby wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:26 pm


I heard something about them being in training 9 until 7 every day (obviously with breaks and stuff). That's a risky strategy for an already light squad
Yeah I saw an interview with a player (can't remember which) and he said they were having 3 training sessions a day, although he said much of it was tactical training rather than physical. Even so.

The energy they have shown first two games is outstanding but I can't see them maintaining it for too long. Especially when they come to the Xmas fixture congestion.
I figured a lot of it would be tactical. I don’t know how many hours are typically spent on tactics but my gut feeling is that more could/should be spent on it. Maybe it’ll do Leeds well, and, as you said, if their first two games are anything to go by it would seem so

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Re: Weekend football (10th-12th August)

Post by ColbacksFlamingBarnet » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:44 pm

Liverpool look absolutely incredible, especially as west ham have strengthened themselves well and have a good manager in Pellegrini.

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Re: Weekend football (10th-12th August)

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:55 pm

ColbacksFlamingBarnet wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:44 pm
Liverpool look absolutely incredible, especially as west ham have strengthened themselves well and have a good manager in Pellegrini.
Wtf were West Ham doing playing so high? Absolutely f***ing stupid.
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