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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Woodgers » January 23, 2019, 8:26 am

Mooy is so far and away our best player that he's currently irreplaceable in the line-up. In that central midfield position he's the best at every job whether it is anchoring and screening, being the link man or even playing further forward and creating the play. Out of all that though we miss the way he passes the football, his range of passing along with his possession play is our greatest weapon. He plays in teams with no quality to finish off his work so i'd be interested to see what he might be able to do in a good team.

Irvine played in centre midfield alongside Milligan. Irvine cops a lot of criticism and he's certainly not a polished player, but he has improved a lot in the past 12-18 months since moving to Hull and I reckon people not watching closely enough still refer to him as the headless chicken that first came into the squad. I will give him something though, at least Arnie knows what he'll get out of him which is 100% commitment every single time he plays him and in a side like this that's a major tick.
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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by RedRaider » January 24, 2019, 3:30 pm

100% agree with everything you've said Woodgers. Mooy missing is limiting our attack and I reckon the development of players like Mabil. Still, injury can provide opportunity and perhaps someone will surprise as the tournament moves on.

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by RedRaider » January 26, 2019, 5:50 pm

We are out of the Asian Cup. Beaten 1-0 by UAE. Rebuilding phase again but a couple of injuries sure didn't help.

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by BJ » February 3, 2019, 3:24 pm

Classical composer Elgar was a Wolverhampton Wanderers fan and wrote the first ever football chant.

What musical connections do we have at the Raiders???? Peter Blakely of Crying in the Chapel fame......

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/mus ... music.html

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Schifty » February 25, 2019, 5:53 pm

Crazy scenes in the League cup final this morning.

Chelsea manager looking to sub the keeper just before the shootout and the keeper refused to go off..

Stayed on the park and wasn't the hero in the shootout as Man City won.

Imagine the scenes in that dressing room at full time.

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Post by gergreg » May 10, 2019, 11:12 pm

Amazing A league game.

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by LP Raider » June 10, 2019, 3:26 pm

So who gets the axe when the Matildas get bundled out.

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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » June 10, 2019, 6:43 pm

LP Raider wrote:So who gets the axe when the Matildas get bundled out.
Heather Reid will definitely go. Talk that Gallop’s head is on the chopping block also
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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by LP Raider » June 11, 2019, 5:49 pm

Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
June 10, 2019, 6:43 pm
LP Raider wrote:So who gets the axe when the Matildas get bundled out.
Heather Reid will definitely go. Talk that Gallop’s head is on the chopping block also
They should go anyway, absolute disgraceful what happened.

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by -PJ- » September 8, 2019, 6:52 pm

France played Albania in a Euro Cup qualifier yesterday.

As both sides lined up for their anthems the national anthem of Andorra was played in full by accident. There was a 7min delay as Albania refused to start the match until the error was rectified.

However..once the correct anthem was found the stadium announcer screwed up again by apologising to the Armenian fans rather than France's opponents Albania...

France won 4-1
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