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by mabunch78
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38313
Views: 1718110

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

I'm done. Done, done, done, done, done. Pure greed and anti competition and anti meritocracy. Billionaires crying at smaller teams punching above their weight. Expel them all from their domestic leagues, expel them from all current cup competitions, deduct all points for this season. You have to co...
by mabunch78
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38313
Views: 1718110

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

Interesting intervention from Alex de Pfeffel. He was, as ever, utterly misinformed and wrong when he boasted the UK's relative vaccine success was down to "greed and capitalism". Then this comes along and he's dead against on principle, despite it being driven by the dictionary definition...
by mabunch78
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38313
Views: 1718110

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

eldanielfire wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:38 am
mabunch78 wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:36 am
Frodder wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:33 am Jose fired!
Source? Nothing showing online...
It's everywhere now.
Look, I'm delighted but had to be sure. As you say, the timing is very Spursy
by mabunch78
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38313
Views: 1718110

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

Frodder wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:33 am Jose fired!
Source? Nothing showing online...

If true, it would be the anti-New Labour move: a bad day to bury good news!
by mabunch78
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38313
Views: 1718110

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

Voices from journalists report that Italian League is thinking to exclude Inter, Milan and Juventus from the current Serie A. Wow The leagues would struggle without their flagship sides re: future rights deals. But a good way to target these rebel clubs in particular would be to slap long European ...
by mabunch78
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38313
Views: 1718110

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

So how far will this European Super League brinkmanship go? It's quite bizarre that the protagonists believe a closed shop competition will serve a broader audience. Such competitions usually only appeal to the die-hards, of which there will be fewer after such a move. For reference, see all Aus pro...
by mabunch78
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38313
Views: 1718110

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

I've seen a comment from a Liverpool fan "of 50 years" saying he's never felt so disappointed and it's time to say "bye to Klopp". Are they the most irrational fanbase in sport? They won the three biggest things on their table in two years, playing at a level rarely seen. F#cking diabolical to have ...
by mabunch78
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38313
Views: 1718110

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

Calling it now. West ham have secured a top 10 finish 8) :thumbup: They're solid as f#ck and they attack with such efficiency. I'm not saying that they play on the break. I mean, when they go, they go with sharp, incisive movement as a unit but usually involving only three or four players at a time...
by mabunch78
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Prince Philip Gone
Replies: 487
Views: 12491

Re: Prince Philip Gone

Has posted this in response: https://scontent.fadl4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/170450827_290970592498656_714098125049369733_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=8024bb&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&_nc_ohc=jlv6FeeLW5AAX9Oyiuc&_nc_ht=scontent.fadl4-1.fna&tp=14&oh=802554c16ca2c39aa0d84c15c841e2cc&oe=609...
by mabunch78
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Prince Philip Gone
Replies: 487
Views: 12491

Re: Prince Philip Gone

Jim'll Paint It has been getting abuse from right-on royalists since the death, having unwittingly posted his latest artwork the day before: https://scontent.fadl4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/170615326_290299815899067_4864044460308546160_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=8024bb&efg=eyJp...
by mabunch78
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis
Replies: 85
Views: 2899

Re: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis

Enzedder wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:24 pm Like I said at the start of the thread "Don't like it? We don't care bro."
Yeah, we can see you don't care mate... :lol:
by mabunch78
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis
Replies: 85
Views: 2899

Re: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis

naki111 wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:48 am NZ is actually disportionately important to China relative to our population size and other factors. I don't think most Kiwis appreciate this.
Good to get the per capita boast out of the way early, eh? :lol:
by mabunch78
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Schoolboys forced to apologise to girls
Replies: 220
Views: 7835

Re: Schoolboys forced to apologise to girls

Presumption of innocence for male sexual assault accusations soon to be goooooooone In Australia a recent study of sexual assault and violence was commissioned. Of the women respondents who said they had been sexually assaulted, only 13% ever reported this to the police, and of those reports only 3...
by mabunch78
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38313
Views: 1718110

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

Winnie wrote: Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:31 pm Twitter has been awash with rumours over the last 24 hours that James Rodriguez is transitioning to a woman :lol: :lol: :lol:
Janet Rodriguez?
by mabunch78
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38313
Views: 1718110

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

God knows why West Ham can't do things the simple way. 3-0 up to draw 3-3, and it could have been 5-all. A proper slugfest that one. Both sides played as if they had something to prove to the other. It was good watching, the first full-blooded London derby for a while (not in a violent way, in a ta...
by mabunch78
Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Liverpool City Council
Replies: 43
Views: 1810

Re: Liverpool City Council

Good honest socialist corruption, degsy up to his ears in it as well, It’s funny. I guess when the Nottinghamshire County council went bankrupt, it must also have been due to socialist council.....who were run by the Conservatives, yes? It was a Labour/Tory council/government. They/their friends op...
by mabunch78
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38313
Views: 1718110

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

I've stolen this re: the Zagreb coach who quit three days before the 2nd leg after being convicted of a crime:
Apparently the Zagreb manager used his one phone call to ring the the team and say “lads, it’s Tottenham”
by mabunch78
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38313
Views: 1718110

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

I know I'm turning into a bot poster here but I just had to give this image the final word:

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Called a Glasgow Tackle, I'll bet...
by mabunch78
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38313
Views: 1718110

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

F#cking hell! This from Lloris: The team is a reflection of what is going on in the club If you follow the team only when you are in the starting XI, that can be a big problem and today is the consequence of that. I would say it has the whiff of Madrid Bale about it but he's been in match days squad...
by mabunch78
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38313
Views: 1718110

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

BTW, I've said it on FB so I'm saying it here. Kane should go. The first team and the management have withered. Their time was yesterday. A new project is needed and that means a clear out and a fresh start. They had their chances, their moments and opportunities, and they have by now spectacularly ...
by mabunch78
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38313
Views: 1718110

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

Who are the racists? West 'Am. Are they?? No they aren't. It's out-of-date crap banter, TBF. I reckon there's been quite a change in the WH fanbase demographic over the last 30-40 years, esp. the last 10 since they got the stadium. Quite a family club now by all accounts. I'll change it above (the ...
by mabunch78
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38313
Views: 1718110

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

mabunch78 wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:00 am I've had a quick look through the remaining fixtures and I reckon the final top 5 order will be:

Sh#tty
Manure
Chelscum
Not Racists
Not Spurs
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Others
Edit: Corrected
by mabunch78
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38313
Views: 1718110

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

Trophies are an ego thing - Solskjaer
But if someone from Spurs says it, everyone be like :roll:
by mabunch78
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is there something wrong with conspiracy nutters brains?
Replies: 207
Views: 6496

Re: Is there something wrong with conspiracy nutters brains?

Echoing a few of the themes people have expounded on here already, psychologists have drawn attention in studies to the correlation between those who would be considered conspiracy theorists and those whose minds seek patterns in otherwise randomly associated information/data. Also the refusal to ac...
by mabunch78
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Krankie goes to Holyrood
Replies: 284
Views: 13769

Re: Krankie goes to Holyrood

Are the sweaties finally seeing the light here with regards to the gross incompetence and despotism of the SNP? I read an interesting piece recently in the Speccie by an ardent pro-independence supporter who said that a vote for independence shouldn't be conflated with a vote for the Nats. He argue...
by mabunch78
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38313
Views: 1718110

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

Chelsea cruise into quarter finals with a good win there. There's something about 2-0 in a single game or 3-0 over two legs that seems utterly relentless and uncompromising, a proper pasting. 3-0 and 4-0 respectively, seems less solid, too loose somehow. I know it makes no sense but 3-0 against Atl...
by mabunch78
Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will The Brits and Irish ever stop hating each other?
Replies: 573
Views: 10390

Re: Will The Brits and Irish ever stop hating each other?

But in fairness, the assumption that a troll would be Irish is a simple, effective model with a surprisingly high accuracy ratio (though clearly not 100%)
by mabunch78
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Globus unwell
Replies: 140
Views: 9100

Re: Globus unwell

Newsome wrote: Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:12 am I reckon he's had a sex change just for the shits and giggles.
He probably invented them so it's the decent thing to do...
by mabunch78
Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: When we complain
Replies: 47
Views: 2375

Re: When we complain

Interestingly our Prime Minister used this argument the other day when confronted on protests in Australia on women's rights. This comes after a slew of sexual assault allegations against members of his party, including a rape allegation against a senior cabinet minister. What he said was "Not far ...
by mabunch78
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Worst British legislation...
Replies: 57
Views: 2283

Re: Worst British legislation...

Sefton wrote: Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:55 pm Quite amusing to watch two of our village idiots turn on each other.
Was almost like watching a multi eating its owner, truly next-level stuff!
by mabunch78
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will The Brits and Irish ever stop hating each other?
Replies: 573
Views: 10390

Re: Will The Brits and Irish ever stop hating each other?

Yes but from one direction it's about past grievance (Irish or Fijian) and from the other it's a present grievance aggravated by the past grievance of the other. So my question again is, how much time is needed....or is this forever?
by mabunch78
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38313
Views: 1718110

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

Lamela:
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Discuss.

Reggie's reaction:
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:lol:
by mabunch78
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will The Brits and Irish ever stop hating each other?
Replies: 573
Views: 10390

Re: Will The Brits and Irish ever stop hating each other?

Maybe he made the mistake of reading the British tabloid press and believing a word...
by mabunch78
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Globus unwell
Replies: 140
Views: 9100

Re: Globus unwell

Terrible news. I never get sick myself although I knew a bloke who did. Lovely chap, had a gorgeous daughter. Quite the sporting type, just the sort you’d sail around the Azores with. I spent a night out to windward there once, terrible conditions but we did manage to send ashore for some bubbles. ...
by mabunch78
Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will The Brits and Irish ever stop hating each other?
Replies: 573
Views: 10390

Re: Will The Brits and Irish ever stop hating each other?

The Brits despised the Irish, man and boy, when I was living in London in the early seventies. They were looked down on, and seemed to live in what amounted to Irish ghettoes. Maybe you were just mixing with c u nts. I never saw anything remotely resembling hatred, either growing up in the 70s/80s ...
by mabunch78
Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will The Brits and Irish ever stop hating each other?
Replies: 573
Views: 10390

Re: Will The Brits and Irish ever stop hating each other?

The Irish are the cat. The Brits, the dog. Cat wants a fight and starts provoking. Eventually dog gets drawn in and can't back off from that moment, usually because its blood is up and it's no longer ruled by detached bemusement. Cat is usually agile enough to stay out of range and might eventually...
by mabunch78
Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will The Brits and Irish ever stop hating each other?
Replies: 573
Views: 10390

Re: Will The Brits and Irish ever stop hating each other?

The Irish are the cat. The Brits, the dog. Cat wants a fight and starts provoking. Eventually dog gets drawn in and can't back off from that moment, usually because its blood is up and it's no longer ruled by detached bemusement. Cat is usually agile enough to stay out of range and might eventually ...
by mabunch78
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Piers Morgan gooonnnnnnneeee
Replies: 135
Views: 5867

Re: Piers Morgan gooonnnnnnneeee

C69 wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:39 am Image
Cram them in and make them behave!
by mabunch78
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lou Otten.....goooooooone
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Lou Otten.....goooooooone

Yep. It was an emotions calling card, esp for the repressed (me)