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Title: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 21, 2012, 05:24:55 PM
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Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on April 21, 2012, 05:39:43 PM
got a feeling qpr will beat spurs
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on April 21, 2012, 05:55:22 PM
There we go. QPR 1 - 0 Spurs.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on April 21, 2012, 05:55:55 PM
There we go. QPR 1 - 0 Spurs.

that seemed a slow freekick ,
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on April 21, 2012, 05:58:21 PM
And a rather soft goal. You'd think Friedel would gobble that up.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 21, 2012, 05:58:41 PM
Can someone correct me if I'm wrong.

If QPR win today and Wolves fail to win tomorrow, would that see them officially relegated?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on April 21, 2012, 05:59:31 PM
Can someone correct me if I'm wrong.

If QPR win today and Wolves fail to win tomorrow, would that see them officially relegated?


yep, your 100% correct
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: leeiswba on April 21, 2012, 06:19:02 PM
If QPR win and Villa lose Tuesday there still in it
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Moggas barmy army on April 21, 2012, 06:26:04 PM
If QPR win and Villa lose Tuesday there still in it

There not only in it there in a huge scrap Bolton still have 5 games to play and Blackburn might start surprising some. Infact if results go against them and they fail to win on Tuesday and we beat them we will put them on the same points as Blackburn how sweet would that be. 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 21, 2012, 06:37:31 PM
I've been so suprised at how poor Spurs have been in the last 7 or 8 weeks. I hope they turn it around.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on April 21, 2012, 07:18:04 PM
QPR will do well to hold out with ten men.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on April 21, 2012, 07:32:46 PM
And the gap closes on Villa! Well done QPR.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: hardtobeat on April 21, 2012, 07:50:26 PM
There not only in it there in a huge scrap Bolton still have 5 games to play and Blackburn might start surprising some. Infact if results go against them and they fail to win on Tuesday and we beat them we will put them on the same points as Blackburn how sweet would that be.
But by this time next week they could be above us and how bad would that be!!!?? ???
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Baggies on April 21, 2012, 08:04:06 PM
Didnt want QPR to go above Wigan but i'm glad Taarabt now misses another game or two.

QPR's fixtures look impossible but thy have loked impossible for a while now but they keep beating the bigger teams. Chelsea, Stoke and Man City left for them - I hope they go down still.
Didnt realise Newcastle were 3 points clear of fifth now in the chapins league places.

Spurs implosion this season has because hem champions league football next season. Congratulations to Newcastle though -I would love if they could challenge for the league title again next season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on April 21, 2012, 08:28:42 PM
But by this time next week they could be above us and how bad would that be!!!?? ???


The way the Villa are playing at the moment, they are one of the three worst teams in the division, only Wolves are definitely poorer.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 22, 2012, 11:36:43 AM
No Hennessey in goal today, with Tevez in form, its going to be four or five today.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Dan on April 22, 2012, 12:33:32 PM
Henneysey's form had gone completely anyway, you could make an argument that it was the defence making him look bad to an extent, but it was getting to the point of a mistake every single game.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Dudleylad on April 22, 2012, 01:05:39 PM
The title race is hotting up fanastic header from Jelovic puts Everton ahead.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on April 22, 2012, 01:06:20 PM
united 0-1 everton   great header from jelavic
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Floydy on April 22, 2012, 01:13:08 PM
1 all - Rooney
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on April 22, 2012, 01:27:32 PM
A great dummy by Phil Neville. ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on April 22, 2012, 01:48:42 PM
quality finish from welbeck , 2-1 united
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on April 22, 2012, 02:00:32 PM
united 4-2 everton now, great game
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Dudleylad on April 22, 2012, 02:15:30 PM
4-4 now what a game. Come on Everton
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on April 22, 2012, 02:15:41 PM
united 4-4 everton  :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on April 22, 2012, 02:43:49 PM
Come on City, stuff the Wolves this afternoon.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on April 22, 2012, 02:58:49 PM
If Wolves defend badly like the past few games and if Man city play like they did against Norwich am going for

Wolves 1-9 Man City :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Pseudo_Intel on April 22, 2012, 03:12:04 PM
If Wolves defend badly like the past few games and if Man city play like they did against Norwich am going for

Wolves 1-9 Man City :D

Don't think you're far off!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 22, 2012, 04:29:26 PM
City 1-0

Aguero.

Start the relegation party.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: bournemouth baggie on April 22, 2012, 04:30:48 PM
Get in!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: boing_boing68 on April 22, 2012, 04:33:13 PM
cheerio, cheerio, cheerio!

wolves started well but nothing up front
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 22, 2012, 04:50:45 PM
Half time.

Wolves 0 Man City 1 - As it stands Wolves will be relegated

Been a decent half, although Man City could and perhaps should be two or three to the good. Credit to Wolves, they've performed very well.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: bournemouth baggie on April 22, 2012, 04:54:50 PM
I wonder if there's a party at Bednar's tonight?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 22, 2012, 05:33:39 PM
2-0 Nasri
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Greenock Baggie on April 22, 2012, 07:02:13 PM
Lets have no more talk of that rubbish down the road...............this is the Official Premier League thread after all    :P :P :D ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on April 22, 2012, 07:27:59 PM
Jelavic is looking quality so far.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 22, 2012, 08:34:45 PM
Indeed, fantastic signing for Everton. I happened to turn the game off when Rooney scored United's fourth thinking it was game set and match. Absolutely gutted I missed their recovery. I always thought Jelavic would make the step up quite comfortably but I didn't think he'd be such a success as he is at the minute. He seems to have slotted in very well and alongside the additions of Pienaar and Gibson, Everton are looking like a very good side.

Been an interesting weekend of football to be honest  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 22, 2012, 10:38:13 PM
Mancini is so utterly S***e at these mind games.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Baggies on April 22, 2012, 11:09:31 PM
I dont know why they bother with the mind games. They should just say we are in with a chance and we will see what happens.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on April 24, 2012, 08:13:02 PM
villa 0-0 bolton,

villa better team, bolton look like they have set up for a draw
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BobTaylor on April 24, 2012, 08:16:49 PM
got a link mate ?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on April 24, 2012, 08:17:48 PM
got a link mate ?

here mate

http://www.firstrowsports.eu/watch/120840/1/watch-aston-villa-vs-bolton-wanderers.html
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BobTaylor on April 24, 2012, 08:23:04 PM
cheers must be works crap computer  ;D.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on April 24, 2012, 08:52:38 PM

 hodgson and keith downing at the villa game
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on April 24, 2012, 09:04:56 PM
Villa 1 - 0 Bolton

 :'(


Edit: And Bolton gets a penalty on the restart! LOL

Hahahaha 1-1
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on April 24, 2012, 09:07:16 PM
villa was winning for less than a minute :P

1-1
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on April 24, 2012, 09:07:44 PM
Villa 1 - Bolton 2!!!!!!!   ;D


 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on April 24, 2012, 09:08:31 PM
yes
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Moggas barmy army on April 24, 2012, 09:11:51 PM
 :D :D :D :D chelsea and bolton come on
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on April 24, 2012, 09:13:25 PM
come on Bolton :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DudleyBaggieFan on April 24, 2012, 09:14:08 PM
Massive game Saturday if it stays like this!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: garry on April 24, 2012, 09:18:06 PM
Surely it can't happen, can it?
Both Wolves AND Villa relegated!!! :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on April 24, 2012, 09:24:23 PM
Surely it can't happen, can it?
Both Wolves AND Villa relegated!!! :o

That it is the dream.

This CAN happen.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on April 24, 2012, 09:25:15 PM
Coyle parking the Airbus now. This business always makes me nervous, letting the Vile walk it out of their own half. Bolton were doing fine before.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on April 24, 2012, 09:34:00 PM
villa fans singing, sack mcliesh my lord :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 24, 2012, 09:34:10 PM
5mins to go and they are booing and singing sack mcleish.

Whst a way to back your team!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: up_the_baggies on April 24, 2012, 09:35:41 PM
Where's your 'famous', where's your 'famous, where's your 'famous' history?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DudleyBaggieFan on April 24, 2012, 09:36:44 PM
5mins to go and they are booing and singing sack mcleish.

Whst a way to back your team!
typical veela
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on April 24, 2012, 09:39:09 PM
Villa 1 - 2 Bolton

Full Time

Hahahahahahaha  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Moggas barmy army on April 24, 2012, 09:39:35 PM
 ;D ;D ;D What an amazing night chelsea go through and villa loose
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on April 24, 2012, 09:41:08 PM
haha
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jonny on April 24, 2012, 09:42:04 PM
yessssssssssssssss!!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 24, 2012, 09:51:24 PM
Fantastic news.

Big Eck, there's only Big Eck.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: hongkongrhod on April 24, 2012, 09:52:16 PM
If we have to lose Foster, maybe we can take Givens on loan next season?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on April 24, 2012, 09:58:36 PM
That it is the dream.

This CAN happen.

We could hardly have scripted this season much better so far  ;)

Let's hope we put another nail in their coffin on Saturday.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on April 27, 2012, 02:11:01 AM
Jol at Fulham seems to have slipped under every ones radar including the media.  They're two points above Sunderland, with a game in hand and yet jeez have we heard about O'Neill's great achievements this season, yet not a whimper about things at Fulham.  Fulham were struggling at the start of the season too.

It's the same with Roy in a way, all these great plaudits for O'Neill*, yet little on offer for the likes of Roy.

*Yes I know he took over part way through the season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DudleyBaggieFan on April 28, 2012, 03:05:03 PM
Wolves 1 down already.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DudleyBaggieFan on April 28, 2012, 03:06:53 PM
Wolves 2 down
3 mins played.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DudleyBaggieFan on April 28, 2012, 03:18:11 PM
Swansea 3 - 0 wolves
Wigan 2 - 0 Newcastle
Stoke 1 - 1 arsenal
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DudleyBaggieFan on April 28, 2012, 03:19:24 PM
Everton 2 - 0 fulham

We will go 8th if results stay like this and we win. Villa will be in poo!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DudleyBaggieFan on April 28, 2012, 03:29:30 PM
Sunderland 0 -1 Bolton
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DudleyBaggieFan on April 28, 2012, 03:30:26 PM
Swansea 3 wolves 1
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DudleyBaggieFan on April 28, 2012, 03:34:49 PM
Swansea 4 wolves 1
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DudleyBaggieFan on April 28, 2012, 03:36:26 PM
Swansea 4 wolves 2
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DudleyBaggieFan on April 28, 2012, 03:38:34 PM
Wigan 3 Newcastle 0

Looking bad for villa if we can win.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DudleyBaggieFan on April 28, 2012, 04:15:08 PM
Swansea 4 wolves 3
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DudleyBaggieFan on April 28, 2012, 04:31:22 PM
4-4 wolves. Nice come back!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on April 28, 2012, 06:38:57 PM
wolves have scored four today :o

but also conceded four ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DevonBaggie on April 28, 2012, 09:01:23 PM
Is it just me or does anyone else think that QPR may shock chelsea tomorrow? Chelsea have quite a bad defensive crisis right now, maybe with cisse and zamora on form they have a chance, unless one of their players get sent off  :-X
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Mat15(MH) on April 28, 2012, 09:04:14 PM
I don't like the bloke, but Suarez's third goal today was absolutely different class.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DevonBaggie on April 29, 2012, 01:56:32 PM
QPR 3 down after 20 mins  >:( so much for my false hope last night  :( never depend on QPR to win away
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 29, 2012, 01:57:12 PM
4-0 now Torres 2, Terry and Sturridge
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DevonBaggie on April 29, 2012, 01:59:42 PM
Oh well, if vile don't go down, i hope these To**pots do go down, just to show that splashing cash dosen't always work, plus i hate their fans
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 29, 2012, 02:55:11 PM
5-0 hat-trick for Torres
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: tuamigos on April 29, 2012, 02:59:35 PM
Why is Cisse wearing a sanitory towel on his head?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: westbrom87 on April 29, 2012, 03:00:15 PM
Suppose its a good thing.  QPR have the money to spend big again next season, so we are better off with them going down.

Villa will be crap again next year.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 29, 2012, 03:06:16 PM
Why is Cisse wearing a sanitory towel on his head?

Because he's a ****  :D

Had to be done
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DevonBaggie on April 29, 2012, 03:17:59 PM
Suppose its a good thing.  QPR have the money to spend big again next season, so we are better off with them going down.

Villa will be crap again next year.

Depends if they keep McLeish though mate, 6-0 bloody hell , QPR have been shocking defensively

Edit 6-1 now surely a consolation
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on April 29, 2012, 03:19:13 PM
  fair play to torres for his hat trick
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: socalbaggie on April 29, 2012, 03:42:40 PM
Because he's a ****  :D

Had to be done
Sorry just had to post that was freaking hilarious i'm still laughing, funny very funny!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 29, 2012, 04:55:06 PM
Chelsea beat QPR 6-1

Tottenham are currently beating Blackburn 1-0 at half time. Rafael Van Dar Vaart with the goal.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: JtheMull on April 29, 2012, 06:08:31 PM
Spurs 2-0 Rovers
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Wbamitch on April 29, 2012, 08:38:20 PM
Possibly two of the most one sided games i have ever seen in the premier league. It seems Villa might just scrape survival so aside from them the two teams out of the bunch i would like to go down were both the teams who lost today.

I do feel a bit sorry for Steve Kean though.

Finally, im a Man city fan tomorrow night, how about everyone else?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Tipton Baggie on April 29, 2012, 08:49:46 PM
blackburn look as good as down, i think QPR will follow them. fair play to wigan, every season they do the same thing
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on April 29, 2012, 08:58:08 PM
blackburn look as good as down, i think QPR will follow them. fair play to wigan, every season they do the same thing
and I'm getting tired of seeing them do it to be honest.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 29, 2012, 09:07:02 PM
Blackburn are gonnas now, which I'm pleased about. Im amazed at Wigan how do they keep doing it season after season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on April 30, 2012, 01:00:18 AM
Come on City, beat United tomorrow.

I predict a draw though 1-1.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 30, 2012, 07:32:11 AM
Can't wait for the big one tonight. I hope City do win it tonight.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: tuamigos on April 30, 2012, 11:49:45 AM
 The place :Man U Dressing Room
 The Time: 19.30.
 The Team Talk.


Right lads, we should have had this title sown up weeks ago but you fkers have been sloppy, at times I've been disgusted how sloppy you've been.
So lets get down to proper work tonight.
We can't let these blue cnts snatch it away from us now because they'll never let us live it down. They stung us on the anniversary of Munich and stuffed us 6-1, I don't give a fying fk what you do tonight, kick, punch scratch bite dive just get the fk outa here and win that title.
At this point Alex Ferguson steps forward and says, 'Cheers ref I'll take it from here'
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Mister AT on April 30, 2012, 01:24:46 PM
Absolutley massive game tonight.

Will go one of 2 ways, either goals galore, or a dull 0-0/1-1 as united dont NEED to win.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Moggas barmy army on April 30, 2012, 02:51:21 PM
0-0 for me Ferguson's the master at getting what he needs. He knows United only need to draw and it's curtains for City.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: charliewestbrom on April 30, 2012, 04:45:57 PM
0-0 for me Ferguson's the master at getting what he needs. He knows United only need to draw and it's curtains for City.

Come on, there is going to be at least one goal in this game tonight.

I don't think Man Utd are the sort of team who go for 0-0 draws, let alone draws at all. They'll go to City put in a good performance and will take off course take a draw afterwards if that be the result.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on April 30, 2012, 04:50:46 PM
Come on, there is going to be at least one goal in this game tonight.

I don't think Man Utd are the sort of team who go for 0-0 draws, let alone draws at all. They'll go to City put in a good performance and will take off course take a draw afterwards if that be the result.

Ashley Young penalty.  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Moggas barmy army on April 30, 2012, 05:30:16 PM
Come on, there is going to be at least one goal in this game tonight.

I don't think Man Utd are the sort of team who go for 0-0 draws, let alone draws at all. They'll go to City put in a good performance and will take off course take a draw afterwards if that be the result.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_prem/9163093.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_prem/9163093.stm)

Ferguson's not stupid if United go there and attack them city will open them up. United will sit back and soak up pressure
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 30, 2012, 07:10:08 PM
Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Clichy, Kompany, Lescott, Barry, Yaya Toure, Silva, Nasri, Tevez, Aguero

Man United: De Gea; Jones, Smalling, Ferdinand, Evra; Nani, Carrick, Scholes, Giggs, Park; Rooney
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Greenock Baggie on April 30, 2012, 07:15:01 PM
I hope City wallop united. I'm fed up to the back teeth of united, all we ever hear about is f***ing united. I know city will have bought the title but so do most teams who have won it over the last 20odd years.

City to win 2-0,............I hope
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on April 30, 2012, 08:24:51 PM
Interesting to see Man U playing two banks of four :P
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on April 30, 2012, 08:40:58 PM
Fergie clearly going for a draw.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on April 30, 2012, 08:43:00 PM
Fergie clearly going for a draw.

Yup, boring. Come on City!!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Moggas barmy army on April 30, 2012, 08:47:09 PM
Goal Kompany great header
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 30, 2012, 08:47:19 PM
1-0 city Kompany
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on April 30, 2012, 08:47:25 PM
Game on now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on April 30, 2012, 08:48:07 PM
YES!!!

:)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: westbrom4ever on April 30, 2012, 08:50:18 PM
Terrible game, hopefully the goal will change that.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on April 30, 2012, 08:52:29 PM
Terrible game, hopefully the goal will change that.

United was trying to do a Chelsea vs Barcelona. Embarassing how much better City was in the first half. It takes two to tango. Hope the second half is better.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: JtheMull on April 30, 2012, 09:26:54 PM
City will win this 2-1. Welbeck will score for Utd then Aguero will score in 80-90th minute.
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 30, 2012, 10:00:17 PM
Fairplay to Manchester City. Very much deserved that.

Take that Fergie you ****!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: up_the_baggies on April 30, 2012, 10:01:54 PM
Lots of new Man City fans popping up on Facebook tonight. Bearing in mind I live in Plymouth..

To be fair, I don't know what's worse, United winning the title again or City buying it.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BaggieBirdRus on April 30, 2012, 10:02:29 PM
Best team won, simple as that. Fergie played for a draw and it back fired.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BB74 on April 30, 2012, 10:03:42 PM
Lots of new Man City fans popping up on Facebook tonight. Bearing in mind I live in Plymouth..

To be fair, I don't know what's worse, United winning the title again or City buying it.

I have seen a fair few pop up lately, most recently tonight in ASDA Oldbury. I was cringing as it was a middle aged bloke who really should know better!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: RedHead_Baggie on April 30, 2012, 10:04:21 PM
Fair play city, Utd got exactly what they deserved after creating absolutley nothing all game.  Even 5 minutes Fergie time couldn't save them at the end.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on April 30, 2012, 10:05:59 PM
I have seen a fair few pop up lately, most recently tonight in ASDA Oldbury. I was cringing as it was a middle aged bloke who really should know better!

Nothing worse than such Glory Hunters.
The must lack both confidence and self esteem to have to belong to the latest craze or fad.
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Post by: AlbionBest on April 30, 2012, 10:07:26 PM
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Post by: GrGr on April 30, 2012, 10:10:08 PM
It's just refreshing that United got turned over. Fergie has been bullying this league for too long.
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Post by: Rich99 on April 30, 2012, 10:12:37 PM
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Post by: BB74 on April 30, 2012, 10:13:57 PM
I haven't seen Citeh fans this happy since they were Chelski fans.
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Post by: BB74 on April 30, 2012, 10:15:17 PM
Has Mancini used the post match conference to play those poor mind games by still stating United are the favourites?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on April 30, 2012, 10:15:56 PM
I haven't seen Citeh fans this happy since they were Chelski fans.

Or before that United fans and before that Liverpool fans.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on April 30, 2012, 10:18:51 PM
Or before that United fans.

You missed out the Arsenal days !!
And they learnt all they have from thier 70s/80s Liverpool loving days !!!!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbako on April 30, 2012, 10:23:46 PM
Fecking loved that. Hate Manu're almost as much as Villa.

Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on April 30, 2012, 10:28:05 PM
Loved Fergie and Mancini's little spat.  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: socalbaggie on April 30, 2012, 10:30:11 PM
Very happy to see United and Fergie lose this!! City may be trying to buy themselves the league title but is that much different than what United's been doing all these years. I could care less anyway at least it means United wont be champions. Just about had it with Fergie running the league!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: stripes on April 30, 2012, 10:47:02 PM
Ferguson as graceless as ever.Time he was put out to grass.Looney was as Scouse as ever,chirping at the ref.
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Post by: Aixelsyd on April 30, 2012, 10:47:33 PM
I'd just like to see a different name on the Premier League trophy for change ;)


Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on May 01, 2012, 12:05:50 AM
The place :Man U Dressing Room
 The Time: 19.30.
 The Team Talk.


Right lads, we should have had this title sown up weeks ago but you fkers have been sloppy, at times I've been disgusted how sloppy you've been.
So lets get down to proper work tonight.
We can't let these blue cnts snatch it away from us now because they'll never let us live it down. They stung us on the anniversary of Munich and stuffed us 6-1, I don't give a fying fk what you do tonight, kick, punch scratch bite dive just get the fk outa here and win that title.
At this point Alex Ferguson steps forward and says, 'Cheers ref I'll take it from here'

Hilarious  ;D Was that Howard Webb? United missed him in attack today they only had one shot on target, if that!  :-*
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on May 01, 2012, 05:04:46 AM
payback time for Kompany :D how the hell can he be booked when rooney clearly kicked his foot! all he seemed to do was whine at the ref for most of the game. really hope city win the title!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 01, 2012, 08:51:22 AM
I now do want City to win the title, as it would be three different teams have won the last three titles. I was expecting a lot more from United in the second half they were very poor.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Mister AT on May 01, 2012, 09:12:17 AM
United looked very average last night, they seem to be missin one or two big name players that there used to having.

They seem to rely too much on Rooney, previous years this has been shared with Ronaldo etc.

Think this summer for them will be massive, they need a few new 'bigger' names.


I have a feeling Newcastle will take a point from City however, just depends how United react against Swansea.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BobTaylor on May 01, 2012, 09:27:37 AM
Hes dropped young because of the diving and maybe its cost them the title i think Ferguson is right in doing so but you can see when people say that players have as much power as managers and effect i also understand there point of view.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on May 01, 2012, 09:38:29 AM
payback time for Kompany :D how the hell can he be booked when rooney clearly kicked his foot! all he seemed to do was whine at the ref for most of the game. really hope city win the title!

Yes I thought the yellow card was harsh and Rooney was onto the ref all night for one thing or another.



(http://imageshack.us/a/img836/9544/dive.gif)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: charliewestbrom on May 01, 2012, 11:25:59 AM
I hope all this nonsense cliched stuff about Man Utd's winning mentality can be put to be now. Altough I doubt it.

The team who wins the title is the one with the best team and manager, plus a little bit of luck here and there.

Where was Man Utd's winning mentality when Chelsea won two Premier League titles back to back?

Where was Man Utd's winning mentality when they were twice emabarssed by a Barcelona team in the Champions League final?

Where was Man Utd's winning mentality last night?

I'm no fan of City these days, but some times in nice to see lazy football cliches proved wrong.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 01, 2012, 04:59:23 PM
United were poor last night, they didnt make Hart into one save.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on May 01, 2012, 05:01:46 PM
Could do with Everton beating Stoke tonight.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 01, 2012, 05:51:41 PM
Would love Fulham to beat Liverpool too.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on May 01, 2012, 06:03:48 PM
United were poor last night, they didnt make Hart into one save.

City clearly is a far superior team to United. The difference is that Fergie knows the PL inside out while Mancini is still learning the campaign, and Fergie still has some major clout on officials etc but those days are ending now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on May 01, 2012, 06:46:38 PM
Howard Webb has been appointed ref for the Newcastle vs City game.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on May 01, 2012, 06:53:25 PM
Howard Webb has been appointed ref for the Newcastle vs City game.

Haha, should be fun :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on May 01, 2012, 07:41:22 PM
Sir Alex Ferguson accused Roberto Mancini of "haranguing" the match officials throughout the 1-0 defeat for Manchester United which the Scot admitted has put his team's neighbours in pole position to win the Premier League title.

The managers rowed on the touchline during the second half after a foul by Manchester City's Nigel de Jong on Danny Welbeck, who left on crutches. The fourth official, Mike Jones, helped to separate the pair, who were pulled part by members of their backroom staffs.

"He refereed the game," Ferguson said of Mancini. "He was out on that touchline the whole game haranguing the referee, the fourth official and the linesmen. The minute I come off the bench for a bad tackle by De Jong on Welbeck, he was out again. He can't have it both ways. He's been complaining about referees this season but he won't be complaining tonight that's for sure."

When this was put to Mancini, City's manager said: "Who said this? Him, no? He doesn't talk with the referee or the fourth official? No, never. I didn't speak with him, he came towards me, but I can understand. I said nothing against him, only spoke to the fourth official."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/may/01/ferguson-accuse-mancini-refereeing


Goodness gracious, someone has been trying to intimidate referees? Thank God we have the conscience of English football, Sir Alex Ferguson, to set things right.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on May 01, 2012, 07:44:13 PM
Howard Webb has been appointed ref for the Newcastle vs City game.

thats that sorted then! my monies on united for the league! hows he getting to the game? in sir alex ferguson's pocket?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on May 01, 2012, 07:59:39 PM
liverpool 0-1 fulham
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Post by: reiss on May 01, 2012, 08:34:16 PM

 stoke 0-1 everton
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on May 01, 2012, 09:38:15 PM
 bit disappointed fulham beat liverpool. if we are to beat bolton we could play for 9th place, but this chance is effectively gone now. nothing really to play for, apart from cementing our 10th place finish.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 01, 2012, 10:08:35 PM
I'm very happy Liverpool lost again tonight, 13 defeat for them this season, we can still over take them.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on May 01, 2012, 10:12:53 PM
I'm very happy Liverpool lost again tonight, 13 defeat for them this season, we can still over take them.

Well we need to get four more points then them in the last two games, which is unlikely. Would of liked Everton win against Stoke, a draw means they are only 2 points behind us with a inferior goal difference.

Browsing the fixtures for ourselves and those around us, I think we will hang onto 10th - which was my prediction a while back.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on May 01, 2012, 11:38:24 PM
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 02, 2012, 08:44:07 PM
What a goal from Modric
Bolton 0 Spurs 1
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on May 02, 2012, 09:41:59 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: woodta on May 02, 2012, 09:46:48 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dangerman on May 02, 2012, 09:47:21 PM
Wouldn't it be funny if newcastle got fourth place and Chelsea won the champions league meaning Newcastle would give up their place to Chelsea  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on May 02, 2012, 09:48:07 PM
The 2nd is up there for goal of the premier league ever! up there with Tony Yeboah.

Incredible goal by Cisse. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysuQdnA2X_Y&feature=youtu.be

It's a shame with Spurs and Newcastle winning Arsenal will probably need a result against us in the last game.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 02, 2012, 09:57:26 PM
That is an absolute wonderstrike. As Andy Gray would say: "Whatta hit son"
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on May 03, 2012, 12:31:42 AM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on May 05, 2012, 02:33:24 PM
What a battle between Arsenal and Norwich - 3-3 with 9 mins to go. :)

Unfortunately this probably means Arsenal will be up for the game with us.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Baggies on May 05, 2012, 03:46:46 PM
Makes our game next week very tasty. Hodgson might make it up to Harry next week.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: SteelBaggie on May 06, 2012, 03:19:03 PM
Sounds like Danny Rose is a West Brom fan - he's just tried to end Alan Hutton's career apparently!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BoingFlyer on May 06, 2012, 03:24:41 PM

1-1 Villa now :0)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 06, 2012, 04:23:21 PM
Great win for QPR, Stoke have had a very poor end to the season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Baggies on May 06, 2012, 04:46:35 PM
Man City now 1 game away from the title but the permutations are all quite interesting going into the final game.

QPR have to get a point to guarantee survival and although it is very possible that they are now safe, they will still put up a tough challenge. The title isnt Man City's just yet.

Blackburn are down now. Not mathematically but even beating Wigan and Chelsea (possible) will probably still see them going down.

Wigan only need 1 point to be safe with 2 games against the bottom 2. They will stay up.

Bolton need to beat Stoke at the Brit and hope City beat QPR. I think they might be down as well.

Arsenal should get third now, having the easiest fixture of the three champs league chasers. The race for 4th is still worth watching though. Spurs vs Fulham and Newcastle vs Everton. I think it will finish with Arsenal and Spurs in the top 4.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 06, 2012, 05:45:46 PM
I wouldnt have thought for one bit when Arsenal beat City three weeks ago, that City would be top of the table with one game to go.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on May 06, 2012, 05:48:15 PM
Sounds like Danny Rose is a West Brom fan - he's just tried to end Alan Hutton's career apparently!
Good man, let's make sure he gets a good reception if he comes out at the Hawthorns next season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on May 06, 2012, 09:46:28 PM
Great win for QPR, Stoke have had a very poor end to the season.

That's a pity as I had hoped that QPR would go down.....

I've a horrid feeling that their new owner is about "buy" their way up the ladder in a major way....  making it harder for us, so I'd much prefer Bolton to survive.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BB74 on May 06, 2012, 10:47:26 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/15cer6h.jpg)

Chelsea at Battersea.

This looks amazing.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on May 06, 2012, 10:48:13 PM
That's a pity as I had hoped that QPR would go down.....

I've a horrid feeling that their new owner is about "buy" their way up the ladder in a major way....  making it harder for us, so I'd much prefer Bolton to survive.

That is a certainty. The man has more money than he can spend in a life time, even if buying a PL team is a good start. It's the reason Mark Hughes was brought in as well. He got fed up at Fulham but he will have plenty of money to play with this summer if QPR survives, and it looks likely they will.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: charliewestbrom on May 06, 2012, 11:16:47 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/15cer6h.jpg)

Chelsea at Battersea.

This looks amazing.

I hope their bid is accepted.

I think it will be a really interesting and unique bit of architecture.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jonny on May 06, 2012, 11:37:14 PM
What goes around comes around eh Hutton? Dick.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on May 06, 2012, 11:39:44 PM
Danny Rose is my new hero.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on May 06, 2012, 11:44:53 PM
Danny Rose - Will be getting a good clap from me next season. Hahhahaah hutton
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on May 07, 2012, 07:15:47 PM
Blackburn must win tonight or it's bye bye.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 07, 2012, 08:04:03 PM
Great support from Blackburn fans  ::)

Massive massive game but instead of getting behind the team they start off singing against the venkys before the standard 'kean out' chants.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on May 07, 2012, 08:09:16 PM
El pollo loco!  ;D

I wonder how hard it is to smuggle a chicken into Ewood.
 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 07, 2012, 08:10:41 PM
How did they get the chicken in  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 07, 2012, 08:13:12 PM
How did they get the chicken in  :D
Thats what I thought, I see no good in chanting Kean out, does that help the players no tone bit it doesnt.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbako on May 07, 2012, 08:17:39 PM
"we're only here for the chicken!"

hahaha. Burnley fans with a quality p*** take before KO too.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 07, 2012, 08:26:12 PM
"we're only here for the chicken!"

hahaha. Burnley fans with a quality p*** take before KO too.
What did the Burnley fans do?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 07, 2012, 08:43:26 PM
Very happy with Blackburn playing so poor, really am glad that they are about to go down.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on May 07, 2012, 08:52:46 PM
Well Blackburn need to pull their socks up in the second half if they are to stop up, they are limping out of the league at the moment.

It's perhaps refreshing and interesting to see two past, relatively big spending (now in debt), 'established', Premiership sides in Bolton and Blackburn go down.  Changing times I feel.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbako on May 07, 2012, 08:54:30 PM
What did the Burnley fans do?

Flew a 'in Venkys we trust' banner over the ground.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on May 07, 2012, 08:56:14 PM
Where's Ronaldinho when you need him?  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Baggies on May 07, 2012, 09:06:04 PM
Well Blackburn need to pull their socks up in the second half if they are to stop up, they are limping out of the league at the moment.

It's perhaps refreshing and interesting to see two past, relatively big spending (now in debt), 'established', Premiership sides in Bolton and Blackburn go down.  Changing times I feel.

Id rather have seen "New money" QPR go down but you are right, is good t see the clubs from the last generation in the premier league who have debts of over 50 million hopefully going down to answer for their reckless spending over the last decade. 

Makes you feel like the Little Pig who built his house of bricks, now looking at the straws and mud of Blackburn and laughing.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jonny on May 07, 2012, 09:06:51 PM
Blackburn are terrible. Absolutely woeful.

Like the way Wigan are set up and playing this second half of the season.

Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 07, 2012, 09:26:33 PM
I have not heard one chant which isnt anti kean or venky, I know times are bad for them, but get behind the players for goodness sake.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on May 07, 2012, 09:29:10 PM
The behaviour of the Blackburn fans is disgusting. They're even worse than the Dingles.

Glad to see them going down. Wigan might only have a few fans but at least they get behind their team!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jonny on May 07, 2012, 09:38:15 PM
Shame for Blackburn there with the pen.

Stonewall but you cant blame Twatenberg for not giving it.

Kean deserves a break. Jobs going at molinspew, seal park and st andrews!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on May 07, 2012, 09:51:26 PM
Their fans have finally gotten what they worked for and deserve. Enjoy the Championship.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jonny on May 07, 2012, 09:51:53 PM
Bye bye Blackburn.

Right, who do we want?

Dann? Robinson? Hoilett? Yakubu?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on May 07, 2012, 09:55:15 PM
Bye bye Blackburn.

Right, who do we want?

Dann? Robinson? Hoilett? Yakubu?
Dann - nah
Robinson - would be a decent alternative to Foster
Hoilett - Probably out of our reach
Yakubu - too old and lazy for the wage he'd command.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Baggies on May 07, 2012, 09:59:43 PM
Wigan always find a way to stay up.  I dont know how they do it.

Blackburn's fans dont cover themselves in glory but they don't have the strong media presence that clubs like West Ham and Liverpool have to explain their fans side.

Dont forget Blackburn have had to put up with owners coming in to a mid table club, making them a laughing stock with awful PR, and then handing control of the club over to Jerome Anderson - a football agent. Sacking their manager when mid table, and replacing him with Anderson's client Kean. If that wast enough, they then, with the okay of Kean, allowed Myles Anderson - Jerome's son, to sign a pro contract with the club. Kean has seen them go down with a side that shouldnt really have gone down.

Yes, Blackburn's fans have helped relegate them, and Kean doesn't seem a bad bloke, but ask yourself, honestly, would you have accepted what they have had to?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbako on May 07, 2012, 10:03:12 PM
Wigan always find a way to stay up.  I dont know ho the do it.

Blackburn's fans dont cover themselves in glory but they don't ave the strong media presence that clubs like West Ham an Liverpool have to explain heir fan side.

Dont forget Blakburn have had to put up with owners coming in to a mid table club, making them a laughing stock with awful PR, and then handing control of the club over to Jerome Anderson - a football agent. Sacking their manager when mid table, and replacing him with Anderson's client Kean. If that wast enough, they then, with the okay of Kan, allowed Myles Anderson - Jerome's son, t sign a pro contract with the sun. Kean has seen them go down with a side that shouldnt really have gone down.

Yes, Blackburn's fans have helped relegate them, and Kean doesn't seem a bad bloke, but ask yourself, honestly, would you have accepted what they have had to?

Good post.

It's very easy for us to sit here and condemn the Blackburn fans, but put yourself in their shoes. The Venky's have hijacked their club.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: westbrom4ever on May 07, 2012, 10:04:07 PM
Dann is terrible, is there a pair of defenders more overrated than Dann and Roger Johnson?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 07, 2012, 10:05:45 PM
So glad they have gone down, looking forward to hearing their fans on the phones ins over the next few days.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on May 07, 2012, 10:07:36 PM
To be fair, I doubt the Blackburn fans had too much to do with the clubs downfall in the end and in fact they were ultimately right:  they were complaining a long, long time ago that the Venky's and Kean would take them down, well... guess what...
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 07, 2012, 10:13:23 PM
Their fans will not be missed. Pathetic the lot on them. I know times are bad but when your team needs you more than ever, surely to god you get behind them? I get the feeling a large chunk of the Blackburn supporters are delighted with that relegation so they can carry on with their anti Kean/Venkys chants.

Hope Burnley hammer them next season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: rajesh-wba on May 07, 2012, 10:15:23 PM
Bye bye Blackburn.

Right, who do we want?

Dann? Robinson? Hoilett? Yakubu?

Martin Olsson. Can play left back and left side midfield. I think he'd be a good signing.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on May 07, 2012, 10:18:55 PM
Martin Olsson. Can play left back and left side midfield. I think he'd be a good signing.

Agree, although he is a massive diver.

Formica?? Rochina??

Impressed some of the times I have seen them, in a very poor team.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on May 07, 2012, 10:19:23 PM
Good post.

It's very easy for us to sit here and condemn the Blackburn fans, but put yourself in their shoes. The Venky's have hijacked their club.

In my humble opinion, in truth, pretty much fans at most clubs would have behaved the same given the circumstances.

However, I'm not sad to see the likes of Blackburn and Bolton go though.  Growing up I could never understand why those sort of clubs, of a similar sort of size to us, commanded the power they did (well it was through their spending), well now the roosters are finally coming home to roost!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Dan on May 07, 2012, 10:27:58 PM
Feel sorry for the fans, demonised by other fans when the whole football world should be behind them. Some of the stuff has been over the top, but it doesn't take away from the overall problem, which is the owners, and Kean who embodies that.

Fair play to Robinson though going over to the fans when no one else did. He's had a poor season I think,  but he always comes across as one of the good guys in the game.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: costa blanca baggie on May 07, 2012, 10:34:18 PM
Ironic really. Just when the team needed a performance akin to the final game last season, the players ended up running around like a bunch of headless chickens. :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on May 07, 2012, 10:36:03 PM
Id rather have seen "New money" QPR go down but you are right, is good t see the clubs from the last generation in the premier league who have debts of over 50 million hopefully going down to answer for their reckless spending over the last decade. 

Makes you feel like the Little Pig who built his house of bricks, now looking at the straws and mud of Blackburn and laughing.

Don't forget the Big Bad Wo1ve5 who have been huffing and puffing all season long  ;D

Really hope Bolton can get themselves out of it and send QPR down instead - that would complete a great season for me  8)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 07, 2012, 10:47:40 PM
Feel sorry for the fans, demonised by other fans when the whole football world should be behind them. Some of the stuff has been over the top, but it doesn't take away from the overall problem, which is the owners, and Kean who embodies that.

Fair play to Robinson though going over to the fans when no one else did. He's had a poor season I think,  but he always comes across as one of the good guys in the game.

I don't feel sorry for the fans one bit to be honest.

First you back the team, then you deal with the other stuff after the game. For 90 minutes everygame they should have backed their players to the hilt not been to concerned with the venkys and Kean, that can all come after the game.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on May 07, 2012, 10:50:17 PM
lets be honest, rovers going down has been coming all season. the signs have been there since the 2nd half of last season, when they were lucky not to go down in the end and finished up 16th. this season has been pretty abysmal, with only a handful of decent performances against arsenal and man u especially to console what has been pretty dire otherwise. the atmosphere when we beat them was as sour as i've seen for some time, and when it looked like they might pick it up around february and march, another total capitulation has left them going down. the fans completely dislike the ownership, and who can blame them? they dont have a clue, and if most clubs went through what theyve seen itd be total hell. i cant really see them challenging for a playoff place next season if they carry on like this; they'll be sucked into midtable mediocrity with burnley, their dear rivals.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: timdon on May 07, 2012, 10:55:41 PM

Really hope Bolton can get themselves out of it and send QPR down instead - that would complete a great season for me  8)

My thoughts entirely. QPR are a horrible little team who think they are the bees knees just because they have got some money to throw around. I would also much prefer to see Highes suffering than Owen Coyle.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Andio on May 07, 2012, 11:31:15 PM
Bye bye Blackburn.

Right, who do we want?

Dann? Robinson? Hoilett? Yakubu?

If we don't keep Foster I wouldn't say no to Robinson at all.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on May 07, 2012, 11:42:36 PM
Fair play to Robinson though going over to the fans when no one else did. He's had a poor season I think,  but he always comes across as one of the good guys in the game.

Yes, fair play to him, even if he did look like a boxer who'd just done 12 rounds with that towel strapped around his neck.  :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WSBaggie on May 08, 2012, 01:11:49 AM
Their fans will not be missed. Pathetic the lot on them. I know times are bad but when your team needs you more than ever, surely to god you get behind them? I get the feeling a large chunk of the Blackburn supporters are delighted with that relegation so they can carry on with their anti Kean/Venkys chants.

Hope Burnley hammer them next season.

yes well said their fans are a disgrace.

Had they chanted as loud as they did for the anti Kean/Venkys chants and backed the team that vocally instead then they could be in a different position now.

Reminds me of Villa fans.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on May 08, 2012, 04:41:07 AM
(http://soccernet-assets.espn.go.com/design05/images/2012/0507/blackburnchicken20120507_576x324.jpg)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: socalbaggie on May 08, 2012, 05:02:32 AM
I was hoping Blackburn stayed up just to spite their fans. It would have been great to see Kean keep them up after the constant barrage the fans tossed his way. If they would have backed the team with half the effort they put into their Anti-Kean chants perhaps they would have survived. Hope they rot in championship going manager to manager for years to come, they deserve it. Careful what you wish for!!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: charliewestbrom on May 08, 2012, 01:24:30 PM
I was hoping Blackburn stayed up just to spite their fans. It would have been great to see Kean keep them up after the constant barrage the fans tossed his way. If they would have backed the team with half the effort they put into their Anti-Kean chants perhaps they would have survived. Hope they rot in championship going manager to manager for years to come, they deserve it. Careful what you wish for!!!

I'm not saying that the atomsphere in the stadium didn't effect the players but I think it is an exuse to say that all the work that should be done on training ground and good team selections sundenly become irelevant and useless because the fans are chanting against the manager and the owners.

There is enough quality in that team to have stayed up, I think what Kean has had to put up with has been wrong but I think some serious questions need to be asked of him, Mcleish and possibly Coyle as to why they have been so poor and the likes of us, Norwich and Swansea with far inferior wage budgets have stayed away from the relegation zone.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on May 08, 2012, 01:38:20 PM
Keen is insisting that he's staying and is the very man to take them back up. 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: phbaggies on May 08, 2012, 01:52:43 PM
Mmmmm....Interesting leaked letter from Blackburn

http://www.sportingintelligence.com/2012/05/08/revealed-new-leaked-blackburn-letter-lays-bare-crisis-and-torment-inside-ewood-080501/
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on May 08, 2012, 07:03:11 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17990595

Was the chicken okay?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 08, 2012, 07:14:40 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Greenock Baggie on May 08, 2012, 08:56:02 PM
Thats an astounding letter/ E Mail to have made its way into the public domain. Blackburn must be in bits over this. Very embarrassing
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 08, 2012, 08:59:55 PM
Liverpool beating Chelsea 3-0.

Downing missed a penalty on the stroke of half time.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on May 08, 2012, 09:03:10 PM
Terry has been terrible. I will worship Roy forever if he doesn't take him to the Euros.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: up_the_baggies on May 08, 2012, 09:19:47 PM
Keen is insisting that he's staying and is the very man to take them back up.

He's very Keen to stay on.

 :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Floydy on May 08, 2012, 09:23:32 PM
Here's the full letter as mentioned above

Mentions the very same Simon Hunt who was Dan Ashworth's predecessor in the Director if Football role
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jonny on May 08, 2012, 09:24:31 PM
The going is getting tough tonight for Robbie, and he looks clueless. Sound familiar!?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Baggies on May 08, 2012, 09:51:30 PM
So we wont be finishing above Liverpool then. Oh well.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DevonBaggie on May 08, 2012, 10:07:00 PM
we can still nick 9th place though if Tottenham smash Fulham at white hart lane by 3 or 4 goals and we beat Arsenal by 2 goals  :P
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on May 08, 2012, 10:23:06 PM
(http://www.abload.de/img/untitled-11cyali.gif)

Not sure what to make of this?

The ref didn't pick up on it so perhaps Saurez could be in trouble.  It could be an accident though.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on May 08, 2012, 10:26:57 PM
Ivanovic, Essien and Shelvey all easily could of been sent off as well.

We could do with Suarez helping Liverpool to a result against Swansea.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: westbrom4ever on May 08, 2012, 10:40:34 PM
Nothing in that, doesn't even connect with his face..
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jonny on May 08, 2012, 10:41:09 PM
Considering Ivanovic got sent off for a similar incident on Carrol, Suarez deserves to be sent off.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on May 08, 2012, 10:52:28 PM
totally accidental, ref saw it at the time, Chelsea players didn't make a fuss... No further action.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: CL3MO on May 08, 2012, 11:49:51 PM
Considering Ivanovic got sent off for a similar incident on Carrol, Suarez deserves to be sent off.

He only got booked didn't he?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jonny on May 09, 2012, 12:48:25 PM
He only got booked didn't he?

My bad but its still a case of continuity with this inept refs.

Suarez did it deliberately and got away scot free
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: JDWest_Brom on May 09, 2012, 03:36:14 PM
Ivanovic's blatant elbow for the penalty was a sending off offence really.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Roy of the Baggies on May 09, 2012, 06:29:32 PM
Suarez is a blight on our league, Liverpool of old would have sent him packing but they got no class nowadays
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BoingFlyer on May 13, 2012, 04:35:18 PM


Interesting that villa are at the moment only in this league on goal difference!

 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on May 13, 2012, 04:56:08 PM
God what a collapse by QPR. Real shame they didn't get relegated after that display.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Semaj Riatsila on May 13, 2012, 05:01:53 PM
What an amazing finish to the season.  Well done man city and what a finish by aguero
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jsam on May 13, 2012, 05:11:47 PM
Unbelievaable finish to the season. Congrats Man City. You've bought success, but you showed real character at the end. And you wre the best team over 38 games.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Moggas barmy army on May 13, 2012, 05:12:34 PM
What an amazing season. You can have your messi's and ronaldo's but you will never beat the drama in the premier league once again the best league in the world
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: lewisant on May 13, 2012, 05:15:56 PM
WOW. What a final day!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Baggies on May 13, 2012, 06:44:25 PM
Amazing finish. Congratulations Man City. The finish to the season will go down in history with 2 goals in injury time.

Shame QPR stayed up but Bolton should now be in big financial trouble. Over 100 million in debt and without the premier league cash to sustain them. They have  years of parachute payments that will give them a chance but they have a big summer ahead of them.

Lamberts comments after the match against Villa are interested. Appeared to say he might be leaving this summer. You would imagine Villa will be looking for a new manager this summer so maybe Lambert is going there?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 13, 2012, 06:55:58 PM
Congratulations to Manchester City. Certainly seemed a thrilling game and I'll look forward to catching it on match of the day. Just seen they've had 44 shots which is quite simply incredible. I'd rather have QPR relegated than Bolton but beggars can't be choosers.

What a fantastic season this has been.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on May 13, 2012, 06:58:56 PM
Amazing finish. Congratulations Man City. The finish to the season will go down in history with 2 goals in injury time.

Shame QPR stayed up but Bolton should now be in big financial trouble. Over 100 million in debt and without the premier league cash to sustain them. They have  years of parachute payments that will give them a chance but they have a big summer ahead of them.

Lamberts comments after the match against Villa are interested. Appeared to say he might be leaving this summer. You would imagine Villa will be looking for a new manager this summer so maybe Lambert is going there?

Martinez and Lambert were the favourites last time I checked a few days ago.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on May 13, 2012, 07:00:18 PM
call me really negative but im gutted bolton have gone. lets be honest now, on paper next season all the teams that survived really have a chance to push on. i hope blackpool come up because i think next season is going to v difficult, qpr are made of $$$$ and will use that to the best of their abilities. wigan and villa, well lets hope they struggle lol.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: kris_boing on May 13, 2012, 07:05:17 PM
QPR will spend even more money now they've stayed up.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: boing_boing68 on May 13, 2012, 07:26:27 PM
and that's why you should never leave a game early, least some city fans will have memories of beating the traffic home  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Baggies on May 13, 2012, 08:03:26 PM
It is important for Blackpool to come up in the play off final. QPR's money should guarantee them a mid table finish, although what Fernandez gets from bankrolling the club I dont know, with the European FFP rules stopping him from being able to go into Europe. Villa should be stronger next season as well.

If Blackpool come up, they should go back down again and occupy one of the relegation spots. We then can hope Wigan, Norwich, Swansea, Reading or Southampton occupy the other spots (even if Reading and Norwich spend money, it is no guarantee of success - look at QPR).

Apart from that, Djibril Cisse, what a a striker.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: smethwickw on May 13, 2012, 08:08:28 PM
I wouldn't bsnk on Blackpool going down. Aftet all who would have thought all 3 promoted teams would stay up. I agree though West Ham going up wouldn't be ideal for us. We need to ensure we get the right manager and add to the squad or we could well be in the mix too.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Baggies on May 13, 2012, 08:13:33 PM
You cant bank on anybody going down anymore, however, I think Blackpool with their very low resources would struggle to stay up.

If Lambert leaves Norwich this summer then Norwich could struggle next seaosn and Swansea also can not be sure of having such a good season next year. Hopefully the top teams take a few players from them in the summer, however the amount of players available from relegated teams may make that difficult.

There is also always Wigan who are this generations Coventry. Coventry eventually were relegated weren't they.

You can also not guarantee a club like Stoke might not be dragged into it. Coates has said he isnt going to put much more money in the club.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Wbamitch on May 13, 2012, 10:09:53 PM
Quite a succesful end to the league for me with positive outcomes of

City Winning the League
Everton Finishing above Liverpool
Albion Finshing top half
Villa losing again

Few Negatives are:
Spurs not finishing to 3rd
Bolton being relegated


An enjoyable crazy season and im sure it would have been pretty good to watch all the events unfold on Soccer Saturday. Looking Forward to MOTD apart from our match really.

Roll on next season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: kris_boing on May 13, 2012, 11:01:29 PM
Superb watching MOTD.
 
Chuffed for City fans.  They've been through it over the years so fair play to them. 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbako on May 13, 2012, 11:08:46 PM
I see Foy is still helping out his old pal Tone.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on May 13, 2012, 11:09:34 PM
You cant bank on anybody going down anymore, however, I think Blackpool with their very low resources would struggle to stay up.

If Lambert leaves Norwich this summer then Norwich could struggle next seaosn and Swansea also can not be sure of having such a good season next year. Hopefully the top teams take a few players from them in the summer, however the amount of players available from relegated teams may make that difficult.

There is also always Wigan who are this generations Coventry. Coventry eventually were relegated weren't they.

You can also not guarantee a club like Stoke might not be dragged into it. Coates has said he isnt going to put much more money in the club.
Arsenal, Man City, Man Utd, Tottenham, Everton, Liverpool, Newcastle and probably Fulham are the only teams you can say with reasonable confidence are 'too good to go down'.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Baggies on May 13, 2012, 11:13:18 PM
I see Foy is still helping out his old pal Tone.

The rules of the game are that if the keeper has the ball in his hands, he cant have it kicked out of them. Unless of course you are Stoke who have made a habit of doing it this season.

You could say that cost Bolton their league place.

That wasnt a penalty either - again shades of our game at the britt.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on May 13, 2012, 11:14:18 PM
I see Foy is still helping out his old pal Tone.
I can't believe my eyes when I saw that first Stoke goal. Bogdan had the ball in his heads and Walters simply barges him over into the net!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on May 13, 2012, 11:18:17 PM
If ever a goal summed up a football club, Stoke's first goal did just that. Unbelievable.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: kris_boing on May 13, 2012, 11:24:25 PM
Unlucky for Bolton.  Feel sorry for Coyle who I think is a superb manager but this season has been a nightmare for them.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BB74 on May 13, 2012, 11:40:17 PM
Unlucky for Bolton.  Feel sorry for Coyle who I think is a superb manager but this season has been a nightmare for them.

I have heard the opposite on Bolton forums, some of them think he is a pr*ck who tries to prove to his players that he has more skill than them on the training pitch.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 14, 2012, 12:05:11 AM
I think justice has been done with Bolton, QPR scored against them but the goal wasn't given a few weeks ago and Bolton won 2-1. Today it was on the other foot and a goal was allowed that shouldn't have been and it cost Bolton their place which really already should have been taken from them.

Pity QPR stayed up though to be honest  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: costa blanca baggie on May 14, 2012, 12:14:14 AM
Player of the day...the one...the only...Joey Barton. :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on May 14, 2012, 01:40:36 AM
Even for them I'm genuinely shocked at the response from a lot of United fans going on about City buying the title and City having plastic glory hunting fans.

That was only topped by Fergie going on about the 5 mins of extra time City were given,  the guy must have a great sense of humour.

What an end to the season anyway, one of the best, if not the best.

One last note, I've not seen anyone in the media as yet give proportional praise to how Aguero finished that under such pressure at the end, he could have gone down as well.

A great finish to the season all in all and a wonderful send off to Roy.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on May 14, 2012, 01:41:58 AM
One last note, poor United.  ;D

It's not like they ever spent any money on players or stole other clubs players in the past or anything...
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 14, 2012, 01:45:44 AM
One last note, poor United.  ;D

It's not like they ever spent any money on players or stole other clubs players in the past or anything...

I knew you'd be happy  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on May 14, 2012, 01:58:26 AM
I knew you'd be happy  :D

Genuinely, Oldbury, my dislike for United had mellowed a bit over say the last 5 months or so and I don't/didn't know why.  Having said that,  I was absolutely delighted when City scored the winner.  Either way, what an end to the season!

Anyway, no need to worry, having had to endure some of the hypocritical rubbish coming from some United fans since losing the title, my dislike levels for them are getting well topped up again. ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: tuamigos on May 14, 2012, 09:08:18 AM
Unlucky for Bolton.  Feel sorry for Coyle who I think is a superb manager but this season has been a nightmare for them.

and were still the only team to be bottom at Christmas and survive, clouds and silver linings and all that stuff  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on May 14, 2012, 10:58:46 AM
call me really negative but im gutted bolton have gone. lets be honest now, on paper next season all the teams that survived really have a chance to push on. i hope blackpool come up because i think next season is going to v difficult, qpr are made of $$$$ and will use that to the best of their abilities. wigan and villa, well lets hope they struggle lol.

It is a bit disappointing QPR staying up as with the cash they have I should think they'll be fairly safe next season.

It's a funny old game football.   By scoring two late goals against Bolton in a nothing game for us really, we may well have made things a lot harder for ourselves next season.  Of course no one can say that for sure though, and let's hope that's not the case.

Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on May 14, 2012, 12:09:54 PM
I think this was the best moment ever on Sky Sports News...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Hlz80Yr89ZY
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on May 14, 2012, 07:33:18 PM
I think this was the best moment ever on Sky Sports News...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Hlz80Yr89ZY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Hlz80Yr89ZY)

"This video has been removed by the user."
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: westbrom4ever on May 14, 2012, 11:06:00 PM
Steve Kean

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xcB9XfLjL8&sns=tw

 ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on May 14, 2012, 11:16:49 PM
Steve Kean

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xcB9XfLjL8&sns=tw

 ;D

Ha legend. He found Phil Jones - plucked him off the street and put him straight in the team.  ;D

Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: leeiswba on May 14, 2012, 11:32:37 PM
Calling Big Sam a crook may raise a few eyebrows. Surely theres a reason for that comment.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 15, 2012, 12:15:32 AM
Calling Big Sam a crook may raise a few eyebrows. Surely theres a reason for that comment.

Unfortunately not one that be discussed on this forum without any hard evidence to back it up.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on May 15, 2012, 01:41:34 PM
Apparantly 'King' Kenny is going to be next out of the door with Martinez rumoured as the replacement.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Mister AT on May 15, 2012, 02:42:01 PM
Dont think Martinez would be the 'name' that the Kop fans THINK they deserve.

They need to realise there no longer a driven force and there nothing more than a average mid table team now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Boinggg on May 16, 2012, 04:24:47 PM
King kenny no more..
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Moggas barmy army on May 16, 2012, 04:25:57 PM
Dogleish has gone apparantly. Mate of mine who is a Liverpool fan and is really up to date on the club has just posted it.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Boinggg on May 16, 2012, 04:28:11 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18073446

confirmed..
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BaggieBirdRus on May 16, 2012, 04:28:54 PM
This news has made me very happy, can't stand the horrible man.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Boinggg on May 16, 2012, 04:31:13 PM
This news has made me very happy, can't stand the horrible man.

I feel the opposite, I wanted him to continue liverpool's downfall. Likely they will get martinez or someone capable now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Sarniabaggie on May 16, 2012, 04:31:55 PM
No real surprise there I guess.

The problem is, it's another managerial position to fill.  Are we sliding down the list of preference for some prospective managers.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Moggas barmy army on May 16, 2012, 04:34:30 PM
How ironic. Roy gets the England job and the man the scrotums were clambering for has just been sacked, I can imagine Roy's sat somewhere in Soho with a cigar and a bottle of whiskey chuckling to him self.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: phbaggies on May 16, 2012, 04:36:17 PM
No real surprise there I guess.

The problem is, it's another managerial position to fill.  Are we sliding down the list of preference for some prospective managers.
I think its a different calibre of manager to the ones on our shortlist mate!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 16, 2012, 04:39:15 PM
Sign on Sign on, with a pen in your hand, and you'll never work again.....

Cheerio Dogleash. The league will be much better without you and your excuses. Congratulations on wasting millions and millions on utter junk.

Tara.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on May 16, 2012, 04:43:16 PM
It'll be announced that he hasn't been 'sacked', instead he'll be given some sort of 'ambassador' role or some sort of mickey mouse job 'upstairs' that sounds important but really isn't - that'll appease the Liverpool fans a little bit whilst making the right footballing decision at the same time.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Sarniabaggie on May 16, 2012, 05:32:03 PM
No real surprise there I guess.

The problem is, it's another managerial position to fill.  Are we sliding down the list of preference for some prospective managers.

I think its a different calibre of manager to the ones on our shortlist mate!!

Could be PH Baggies- but remind me who our last managers previous club was and where he is now!  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Wbamitch on May 16, 2012, 05:44:35 PM
This news has definately cheered me up, horrible man who got what he deserved.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on May 18, 2012, 01:41:28 AM
Wigan has given Martinez permission to speak to Liverpool.

My guess that takes Martinez out of the equation, even if it was a long shot he would have come to us.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on May 18, 2012, 02:18:23 AM
Wigan has given Martinez permission to speak to Liverpool.

My guess that takes Martinez out of the equation, even if it was a long shot he would have come to us.

Just due diligence, living on Merseyside I can tell you they would be much less than impressed if Roberto Martinez got the job.

Much bigger club than people realise.  Champions of Europe just 7 years ago... 3 bad seasons does not fall a giant... Just ask Manchester United.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on May 18, 2012, 03:29:40 AM
Yeah, early reactions from pool fans doesn't seem overwhelmingly positive, then again that job is a bit of a poisoned chalise. The fans think they are the greatest club in the universe but to get back on track they have to attract genuine Champions league quality players and that simply won't be easy. Especially with ManCity storming the league and United still a power house. Then we have Chelsea and Arsenal. All those clubs will get to pick players before Liverpool.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Baggies on May 18, 2012, 08:09:37 PM
Part of me wonders if Liverpool interviewing him might actually increase our chances of getting him. One things certain, this summer is going to see a lot of change in the premier league.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on May 18, 2012, 09:46:03 PM
The situation at Liverpool is quite comical really - particularly after all the fuss that was made in appointing "King Kenneth"!

J W Henry will be aware that he needs to make the right managerial decision now - they cannot even change a badge without some group claiming justice and respect for their tragic loss in 1989- will they ever be allowed to rest in peace?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBArgo on May 19, 2012, 12:58:41 AM
The Liverpool fans have completely over-rated their club and it's harmed the club. There's no shame in having history or a glorious past, but their expectations are ridiculous.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on May 20, 2012, 01:59:12 AM
I've no sympathy for Spurs.  There was a while where they were in with an outside chance of challenging for the title, yet they clearly shored up (the Liverpool game away springs to mind), purposely didn't push the boat out, and were more interested in just securing qualifying (whilst they sat in a comfy points position).

Winning things should be rewarded, not finishing 4th.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on May 20, 2012, 02:26:32 AM
The Liverpool fans have completely over-rated their club and it's harmed the club. There's no shame in having history or a glorious past, but their expectations are ridiculous.

Agreed. Seriously what manager would want that job now after the Hodgson and Dalglish fiascos, with a sea of delusional fans trying to pull strings from the stands. Their star is a petulant racist spoiled rotten by King Kenny, their leader, icon and midfield general is declining due to age and the squad is overloaded with mid table 'talent'.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: westbrom4ever on May 20, 2012, 03:47:41 AM
Did anyone hear Lampard before the match talking about AVB "RDM plays me, unlike the other guy", pretty disgraceful.

Pretty much confirms the senior players were responsible for his sacking.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on May 20, 2012, 05:29:13 AM
Did anyone hear Lampard before the match talking about AVB "RDM plays me, unlike the other guy", pretty disgraceful.

Pretty much confirms the senior players were responsible for his sacking.

RDM just won the biggest prize in club football dude, guys like Lampard helped seal the deal.  They took out Barca home and away and Munich on their own patch in the final: perhaps not the best night to have a go at their footballing achievements.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on May 20, 2012, 05:04:58 PM
Next seasons premier league line up. Whos your favourite to win the league and the three to go down.

Man City will win the league

Norwich
Southampton
Reading
Will all get relegated
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jonny on May 20, 2012, 05:25:23 PM
Wigan loose Martinez then they will go.

Seem to have had an exodus of players leaving as well, including Rodegella (spelling).

Think Moses might leave as well.

Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Baggies on May 23, 2012, 06:42:34 PM
Joey Barton banned for 12 games. That's nearly a third of the season. With cup games as well, providing QPR go through a few rounds, it is still a quarter of the season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Moggas barmy army on May 23, 2012, 07:43:41 PM
Joey Barton banned for 12 games. That's nearly a third of the season. With cup games as well, providing QPR go through a few rounds, it is still a quarter of the season.

Still dont think it's long enough. If I did that on the street i'd be in jail for assault so why because he was on a football pitch should he get away with it. Taking into account his past behavior and antics i would have given him around 25 games without pay and if he does anything reckless again his registration in England will be cancelled. Maybe it would wake the little scrotum up to the fact that he cant do as he pleases on the football pitch.   
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBArgo on May 23, 2012, 11:20:30 PM
Still dont think it's long enough. If I did that on the street i'd be in jail for assault so why because he was on a football pitch should he get away with it. Taking into account his past behavior and antics i would have given him around 25 games without pay and if he does anything reckless again his registration in England will be cancelled. Maybe it would wake the little scrotum up to the fact that he cant do as he pleases on the football pitch.

Whilst I agree mostly, I'm sure there's some kind of sport rule/law which basically condones violence to an extent?
I remember saying something similar but my friend corrected me, basically it's to do with "seeing red" due to adrenaline etc...don't know how much truth is in it though.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Mister AT on May 24, 2012, 08:24:28 AM
Its the same when the Rugby kicks off, if you saw a brawl like that in town, around 5-6 lads would be jailed for the night.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Sarniabaggie on May 24, 2012, 08:39:20 AM
Still don't think it's long enough. If I did that on the street I'd be in jail for assault so why because he was on a football pitch should he get away with it. Taking into account his past behavior and antics i would have given him around 25 games without pay and if he does anything reckless again his registration in England will be cancelled. Maybe it would wake the little scrotum up to the fact that he cant do as he pleases on the football pitch.

I would like to have seen Barton get more but I thought he would get around 9/10 games out, so 12 has to be a bonus in my view.

As for bringing in the law, I think it would be up to the individual to make it official by way of a complaint to the police.

I would hate to think that every time there is a spate on a sports field there would be police involvement.  Only the extremely serious stuff, like if someone suffered a serious injury through a deliberate action, would I want to see Police involvement.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Moggas barmy army on May 24, 2012, 06:50:24 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18184132 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18184132)

Taking into account all of that he should have been suspended for alot longer it's clear that he does give a flying so neither should the f.a when it comes to his punishment.

I don't think the law should come in and I like bloodthursty sports such as boxing but I go to watch a Football game not some jumped up tosspot try and fight everyone in sight. At least in other sports such as Rugby real men sort out there problems like men instead of snidley punching someone in the back of the head or kneeing someone when their not looking. The guy is an absolute scrotum and should be working in a McDonald's drive through earning a pittance instead of making millions. I wonder if he'd ever try and do that to Duncan Ferguson or Roy Keane, I think I know the answer.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: costa blanca baggie on May 24, 2012, 07:45:17 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18184132 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18184132)

Taking into account all of that he should have been suspended for alot longer it's clear that he does give a flying so neither should the f.a when it comes to his punishment.

I don't think the law should come in and I like bloodthursty sports such as boxing but I go to watch a Football game not some jumped up tosspot try and fight everyone in sight. At least in other sports such as Rugby real men sort out there problems like men instead of snidley punching someone in the back of the head or kneeing someone when their not looking. The guy is an absolute scrotum and should be working in a McDonald's drive through earning a pittance instead of making millions. I wonder if he'd ever try and do that to Duncan Ferguson or Roy Keane, I think I know the answer.
I hope to God your not working, in any way, shape, or form, with recruitment. :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on May 24, 2012, 07:49:45 PM
Why? The fact that Barton may have a bit of talent in no way overshadows the fact that is an idiot with mental issues. Idiots with mental issues should be nowhere near WBA let alone our first team. It is the job of our scouts to weed them out before we find ourselves with the problem of having one on our books.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Moggas barmy army on May 25, 2012, 12:41:37 AM
I hope to God your not working, in any way, shape, or form, with recruitment. :o

 :D :D  :D  it was the first thing that came to my head. Mind even a McDonald's drive through job might be intellectually above Barton
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: lewisant on May 30, 2012, 03:24:32 PM
Thought there'd already be somewhere to post this but couldnt see so ive started i new topic. I've been listening to Talksport a lot lately, might be something to do with being newly single but i am sick to the teeth of Liverpool "Football Club" (why do they alway have to add "Football Club"?!) and the attitude their fans have. They haven't finished well for a few years and yes, they are a big club but right now there's plenty more attractive jobs than Liverpool so they should be happy to get somebody in Like Rodgers. I like to think Rodgers is using Liverpool as stepping stone to a bigger club, like Manchester United for example  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on May 30, 2012, 03:35:38 PM
Liverpool have a great history, but at the moment they're a middle table club and with a squad that reflects that. Managers from other mid-to-lower clubs like Rogers, Martinez and Lambert are about as good as they can expect. They aren't a top 4 team any more who compete for the title and the Champions League every season, if they were they could expect a massive name like Guardiola, but they aren't.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: AidantheBaggies on May 30, 2012, 03:41:51 PM
If he does go to Liverpool, then Swansea will struggle big time. He has played a major part in there surge the past 2 years, he is very difficult to replace. I bet the Swans fans are worried now.

I think Rodgers is better suited to Liverpool than Martinez is.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Standaman on May 30, 2012, 03:43:32 PM
I think it is a huge mistake on his part managing Liverpool is starting to look like the worst job in football. He pretty much hs to deliver Champions League football or he'll be fired with a squad which might be the 6th best in the Division and a greatly reduced transfer budget. He will also be the managing in the shadow of Kenny why anyone would want it is beyond me.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Adder on May 30, 2012, 03:59:05 PM
Don't think the shadow of Kenny applies anymore - he's had his second dart at it - they are hardly likely to appoint him again.
Re Swansea - they tend to appoint managers to suit their style so they won't necessarily fall apart - though granted, Rodgers took them up a couple of gears and will be hard to follow.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 30, 2012, 04:26:18 PM
Guillem Balague ?@GuillemBalague

I've been told the new LFC manager will be announced within the hour, not sure how true this is. I'm on holidays,but will keep an eye on it

and yes it is Brendan Rodgers
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Galahad on May 30, 2012, 04:31:34 PM
Rogers will be announced new Liverpool manager with a 3yr deal within the hour.

Come on JP, lets get Ralf signed up and stop any further speculation.  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BB74 on May 30, 2012, 04:31:53 PM
It's done. A three year deal.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BB74 on May 30, 2012, 04:34:18 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Critical Baggie on May 30, 2012, 04:35:39 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BB74 on May 30, 2012, 04:36:40 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: smethwickw on May 30, 2012, 04:41:48 PM
Sigurdsson to Liverpool now then?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Critical Baggie on May 30, 2012, 04:45:54 PM
This is exactly what I mean, it never used to be mentioned. Now its all about the compensation.

5 million down the drain if he ends up a flop.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BB74 on May 30, 2012, 04:50:38 PM
If Liverpool players didn't respect Hodgson what chance is there for Rodgers!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: smethwickw on May 30, 2012, 04:56:13 PM
If Liverpool players didn't respect Hodgson what chance is there for Rodgers!

I think it was Hodgsons style of play that they weren't keen on. Rodgers should be OK.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 30, 2012, 04:57:22 PM
I wonder how the fans feel and will Rodgers have the ghost of Kenny to deal with as Roy did ?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 30, 2012, 05:01:58 PM
Don't think Rogers will succeed there in my opinion. There's an awful lot of pressure to try and get Liverpool back into the top four with whats an average squad, which has no chance of winning the Premier League. He might get them to play the sexy football he has produced at Swansea but I have my reservations as to whether their players and fans will buy into it.

Christ knows were Rogers appeared from. He look dead and buried this time last week and it appeared the job was there for the taking for Roberto Martinez.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: leeiswba on May 30, 2012, 05:37:03 PM
They are all so deluded and contradict themselves so much! On Redandwhitekop no one blames Dalgish for last season they say it was all the players fault. Yet they say they will be dissapointed if Rodgers dont get them into the top 4, with the same players  ???

Daglish cant do anything wrong in their eyes and others refer to Hogdson and Rodgers as 'outsiders'.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on May 30, 2012, 05:40:30 PM
Don't think Rogers will succeed there in my opinion. There's an awful lot of pressure to try and get Liverpool back into the top four with whats an average squad, which has no chance of winning the Premier League. He might get them to play the sexy football he has produced at Swansea but I have my reservations as to whether their players and fans will buy into it.

Christ knows were Rogers appeared from. He look dead and buried this time last week and it appeared the job was there for the taking for Roberto Martinez.

Im not sure I agree with you on that one Liam. I get the feeling that FSG want to back a young manager this time. I think he might do quite well there but I agree with you regarding the style of football. Will it be direct enough for the Liverpool masses
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 30, 2012, 06:14:55 PM
Im not sure I agree with you on that one Liam. I get the feeling that FSG want to back a young manager this time. I think he might do quite well there but I agree with you regarding the style of football. Will it be direct enough for the Liverpool masses

I personally think its just a couple of years too early. Without wishing to do Brendan Rodgers any dis-service. I think his appointment shows how average Liverpool have become. I would of been expecting a high profile appointment which you could say would put them back on the map and have given them a real chance at rejoining the top four. I don't see that with Rodgers. I see a football club in decline with its deluded supporters and the hope that Rodgers can stop their downward spiral with some pretty patient neat football. Will he have the funds Dalglish had available to him? Will Liverpool fans accept him because he isn't a 'big name'?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Baggies on May 30, 2012, 07:18:10 PM
The Independant journalist Jack Pitt-Brooke makes an interesting point on his twitter.

At Swansea, Rodgers succeeded Paulo Sousa who played a very similar style. At Reading, he succeeded Coppell who didn't. He has been a success at Swansea but failed at Reading.

If that means he is better at continuing and improving something that is already in place, but not so good at changing the way a team plays, what does that mean for Liverpool?

Is Dalglish similar to Rodgers or different? I dont think Dalglish is a long ball merchant but he is not a continental style manager either. Rodgers is an interesting appointment but hard to say if it is the right one.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on May 30, 2012, 08:04:57 PM
Rodgers Liverpool Manager ? ???  just shows you how the mighty have fallen and it amazes me that we could be getting a better manager in Rangnick hahahahah
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on May 30, 2012, 08:14:34 PM
villa to make approach for lambert in the next 24hrs
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on May 30, 2012, 08:51:06 PM
I personally think its just a couple of years too early. Without wishing to do Brendan Rodgers any dis-service. I think his appointment shows how average Liverpool have become. I would of been expecting a high profile appointment which you could say would put them back on the map and have given them a real chance at rejoining the top four. I don't see that with Rodgers. I see a football club in decline with its deluded supporters and the hope that Rodgers can stop their downward spiral with some pretty patient neat football. Will he have the funds Dalglish had available to him? Will Liverpool fans accept him because he isn't a 'big name'?

Be interesting to see how this one unfolds wont it. FSG are shrewd sports operators with a track record of success. I really rate Rodgers. His team play some outstanding football. Agree totally that LFC fans are totally unrealistic about their ambitions at the moment. A new stadium is must if they are not going to get completely left behind. I think he will be an improvement on Dalgleish, to me he looked way past the sell by date.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: tuamigos on May 31, 2012, 06:17:19 AM
villa to make approach for lambert in the next 24hrs

Villa refused permission to speak to Lambert
Lambert has resigned his job at Norwich
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on May 31, 2012, 08:46:11 AM
His Liverpool FC career should go from strength to strength under the Brendon Rodgers footballing philosophy :-X ............taxi to Sunderland for Mr Carroll!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Political Cake on May 31, 2012, 02:59:44 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Mat15(MH) on May 31, 2012, 08:18:31 PM
Swansea given permission to speak to Graeme Jones, Martinez's assistant at Wigan and was with him at Swansea previously.

Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on May 31, 2012, 08:23:27 PM
Swansea given permission to speak to Graeme Jones, Martinez's assistant at Wigan and was with him at Swansea previously.

Beginning to feel Appleton might not be so bad after all
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 06, 2012, 05:55:00 PM
Did anyone hear Durham on Talksort say Norwich have better players than us :o what a numpty
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on June 06, 2012, 05:59:10 PM
Did anyone hear Durham on Talksort say Norwich have better players than us :o what a numpty

What Adrian Durham knows about football you could write on the back of a postage stamp it would appear.   A lot of it is just to be controversial but he makes himself look a total tw.t
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Mister AT on June 12, 2012, 10:36:57 PM
Laudrup to be named new Swansea manager.

Will be interesting to see how he gets on.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Mister AT on June 13, 2012, 10:14:49 PM
Harry has left spurs.

Bit o a shock!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: phbaggies on June 13, 2012, 10:19:23 PM
Harry has left spurs.

Bit o a shock!
Typical JP rushing in to appoint a manager, another week and we could've had arry! :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Standaman on June 14, 2012, 01:03:21 AM
Not really rumours have been circulating for a while that Daniel Levy not that happy with Redknapp. Levy almost disappointed 'Arry did not land England job
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on June 14, 2012, 01:58:25 AM
Preparing wounds for salting.

RALF RANGNICK TO TOTTENHAM!!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on June 14, 2012, 02:00:38 AM
Preparing wounds for salting.

RALF RANGNICK TO TOTTENHAM!!!

relocating from Germany to London probably has a huge deal more appeal than to the Midlands...
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on June 14, 2012, 02:51:46 AM
Not to mention the size of the club. Have a feeling we were strung out for PR much like the Hargreaves saga.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: The Joust on June 14, 2012, 08:30:20 AM
Not to mention the size of the club. Have a feeling we were strung out for PR much like the Hargreaves saga.

Well his name's out there even more so now isn't it because of us, so well done that mans agent
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Mister AT on June 14, 2012, 09:29:42 AM
Dont think Ragnick will be a big enough appointment for Spurs. There next manager will be crucial in terms of keeping the star players.

Could be a difficult season if Modric goes to United, Van der Vaart signs for Schalke, and they dont sign Adebayor.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 15, 2012, 12:35:39 PM
Michael Loudrup confirmed Swansea manger, good or bad?
He got a few votes on our poll didn't he
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Pseudo_Intel on June 15, 2012, 03:07:08 PM
We'll see if Laudrup suits the job or not.

He was a genius of a player but that doesn't mean he'll be a success in the EPL.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Standaman on July 03, 2012, 04:44:32 PM
With the appointment of AVB at Spurs there will be 6 clubs starting the season with new managers extended thoughts on the whole circus below

  http://lookbackinmildbewilderment.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/i-think-music-has-stopped.html
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: baggie96 on July 17, 2012, 11:54:12 AM
Just having a look on twitter and readings signings are being way overrated, Guthrie, macleary, The Russian striker and potentially marriappa and Gunter. Guthrie is an average player who in my opinion is not good enough for the prem ad I was relieved we missed out on him. Macleary is not good enough for the prem and Gunter is untried. The Russian striker is way overrated, he didn't score many for fulham and after the first 2 games he looked less than impressive. What are people's views on reading? I personally think they are the most likely to go down out of the three promoted teams.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBArgo on July 17, 2012, 12:13:42 PM
Pogrebnyak scored 6 in 12 for Fulham. It's a very small sample size but puts the likes of Bryan Ruiz and Dembele to shame, who are also considered very highly. Pogrebnyak is a goalscorer, and has been throughout his entire career. Even during his 'drought' at Stuttgart he had a decent record, so history says he will come good, sadly.

I think Guthrie is a premiership player too, maybe not top half - but give him some credit. He's racked up over 100 games with the likes of Bolton and Newcastle in this league so he must be fairly decent, and whilst I don't think he's amazing I don't think he's that bad either.

Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on July 17, 2012, 12:14:04 PM
Just having a look on twitter and readings signings are being way overrated, Guthrie, macleary, The Russian striker and potentially marriappa and Gunter. Guthrie is an average player who in my opinion is not good enough for the prem ad I was relieved we missed out on him. Macleary is not good enough for the prem and Gunter is untried. The Russian striker is way overrated, he didn't score many for fulham and after the first 2 games he looked less than impressive. What are people's views on reading? I personally think they are the most likely to go down out of the three promoted teams.

Hate the town, hate the club, hate the manager and most of all hate the plastic fans they attract.

Really hope they go down with Norwich and the villa
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on July 17, 2012, 01:46:07 PM
Hate the town, hate the club, hate the manager and most of all hate the plastic fans they attract.

Really hope they go down with Norwich and the villa

It's easier to get a drink in Riyadh than around the Madjeski.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: kc56wba on July 17, 2012, 01:59:39 PM
Hate the town, hate the club, hate the manager and most of all hate the plastic fans they attract.

Really hope they go down with Norwich and the villa
I too hate the place and swore that I would never go there again after the high vis jacket fiasco and I lost my phone in the ground as well. Gutted they came up.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on July 17, 2012, 03:10:40 PM
Just having a look on twitter and readings signings are being way overrated, Guthrie, macleary, The Russian striker and potentially marriappa and Gunter. Guthrie is an average player who in my opinion is not good enough for the prem ad I was relieved we missed out on him. Macleary is not good enough for the prem and Gunter is untried. The Russian striker is way overrated, he didn't score many for fulham and after the first 2 games he looked less than impressive. What are people's views on reading? I personally think they are the most likely to go down out of the three promoted teams.

I expect Reading to do just enough to stay up simply because I rate Brian McDermott. I think he is a pretty decent coach who gets the best out of players and who can foster a decent team spirit. The way his teams play might suit the PL reasonably well.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: baggie96 on July 17, 2012, 08:13:05 PM
Pogrebnyak scored 6 in 12 for Fulham. It's a very small sample size but puts the likes of Bryan Ruiz and Dembele to shame, who are also considered very highly. Pogrebnyak is a goalscorer, and has been throughout his entire career. Even during his 'drought' at Stuttgart he had a decent record, so history says he will come good, sadly.

I think Guthrie is a premiership player too, maybe not top half - but give him some credit. He's racked up over 100 games with the likes of Bolton and Newcastle in this league so he must be fairly decent, and whilst I don't think he's amazing I don't think he's that bad either.
A big chunk of those goals were scored in his first two games. Dembele and Ruiz are wingErs and he was a replacement for Zamora. Guthrie has been overpowered by our midfield every time we have played against him, personally don't rate him
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on July 27, 2012, 03:32:45 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on July 29, 2012, 11:46:34 AM
Probably the club i hate most of recent past, why i am not sure really, chav fans etc.I don't particularly like their manager either along with their previous owner
Now most of them assume Shane Long will want to go back home and most of them predict us to go down.Good old twitter says hes handed in a transfer request?

Their new signings are resonable but mostly championship players.Is it they who will go down
Is there anyone else on here that dont like Reading :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: baggie-boy-ethan on July 29, 2012, 11:55:44 AM
I don't like their fans, but I think McDermott is a decent manager and it's a well run club.

If you go on the Shane Long fan page on Facebook its just full of Reading fans speculating how Shane misses Reading and is going to be back soon. Quite sad really, they hated the fact that Long was behind Odemwingie in the pecking order last season, seem convinced that Long is a world beater and a Royal no matter what! When he was out the team, their fans were slating us and telling their golden-boy Long to come back "home", and when he's in the team and scoring they were all celebrating like he was still theirs!

I'd love nothing more than him to score the winner at the Madejski next year...  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on July 29, 2012, 11:57:38 AM
Hate everything about them, manager, fans, town, ground the lot.

Hope they go straight back down with the villa and Norwich
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on July 29, 2012, 11:59:43 AM
My 3 to go down

Norwich
Reading
Swansea or Southampton cant make me mind up
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: baggie-boy-ethan on July 29, 2012, 12:19:17 PM

Southampton
Norwich
Stoke

I think there's a few teams with the potential to be caught out, and Stoke have done little to no business so far this summer. Normally have enough spending to keep them up, but it's rarely the 3 teams you really expect should get relegated who actually do
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Moggas barmy army on August 02, 2012, 08:26:47 PM
Iv only just caught up with some of the pre season football but not sure if anyone has seen it. Garath Bale called Charlie Adam a coward for his tackle between Liverpool and Spurs. He's also come out saying Adam knew what he was doing and he knows what he has done wrong, this is the tackle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkRo-lx8LZQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkRo-lx8LZQ)

Christ i know he's caught him bad but if Bale thinks that's a terrible tackle it's a good job he wasn't playing in the 80's.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 02, 2012, 09:05:57 PM
Iv only just caught up with some of the pre season football but not sure if anyone has seen it. Garath Bale called Charlie Adam a coward for his tackle between Liverpool and Spurs. He's also come out saying Adam knew what he was doing and he knows what he has done wrong, this is the tackle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkRo-lx8LZQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkRo-lx8LZQ)

Christ i know he's caught him bad but if Bale thinks that's a terrible tackle it's a good job he wasn't playing in the 80's.

Yawn. Professional fouls happen all the time.

Well actually, I guess that is a bit rough for a pre-season friendly.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 02, 2012, 09:24:04 PM
I think its more to do with the fact that Adam has now had him twice and Bale thinks its personal.

Bale goes down at the touch of a bit of wind from a fart so he's not used to anyone actually touching him.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on August 02, 2012, 10:26:19 PM
I think its more to do with the fact that Adam has now had him twice and Bale thinks its personal.

Bale goes down at the touch of a bit of wind from a fart so he's not used to anyone actually touching him.

Begs the question...what does Neymar hit the deck for! Tripping on a blade of grass. He really is something else when it comes to feigning injury. Never seen anything like it.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Standaman on August 03, 2012, 05:48:06 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on August 03, 2012, 06:09:23 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: RuncornBaggie on August 04, 2012, 07:07:54 PM
Joey Barton banned for 12 games. That's nearly a third of the season. With cup games as well, providing QPR go through a few rounds, it is still a quarter of the season.

Not sure whether this has been covered but his loan to Fleetwood means that he will be back from his ban earlier as they start their season earlier! 

Surely this shouldn't be allowed?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 04, 2012, 07:45:56 PM
Not sure whether this has been covered but his loan to Fleetwood means that he will be back from his ban earlier as they start their season earlier! 

Surely this shouldn't be allowed?

QPR have said they won't allow a loan and Barton said he was only training with Fleetwood.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 05, 2012, 12:58:42 AM
Not sure whether this has been covered but his loan to Fleetwood means that he will be back from his ban earlier as they start their season earlier! 

Surely this shouldn't be allowed?

Don't see the problem as long as there is no recall clause?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Standaman on August 05, 2012, 07:06:13 AM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Dexy on August 05, 2012, 10:07:10 AM
Don't see the problem as long as there is no recall clause?
To me if you are banned you are banned,going out on loan and playing should not be allowed.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: apple on August 05, 2012, 10:12:23 AM
He wont be playing for them, they play more games league 2 so the ban will be over quicker.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Dexy on August 05, 2012, 10:47:20 AM
He wont be playing for them, they play more games league 2 so the ban will be over quicker.
Still an unfair get out though,if they allow this everybody will be at it.More corruption for the fire.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 05, 2012, 03:29:05 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 05, 2012, 06:50:13 PM
Blackburn's pre-season friendly with Dutch club NEC Nijmegen on Sunday afternoon has been cancelled because of the threat of fan violence. The decision came after claims that Rovers fans had been involved in disturbances with rival supporters.

A statement on the Dutch Police website www.politie.nl (http://www.politie.nl) said:

"Supporters of Blackburn Rovers were involved in rioting in Deventer on Friday. On Saturday there was a confrontation with supporters of NEC Nijmegen. The deputy mayor of Nijmegen has decided to cancel the exhibition game between NEC and Blackburn Rovers. That match was due to be played today at 2.30pm during the annual open day of NEC.

"On the basis of serious signals to the police that a confrontation would take place again today, deputy mayor Henk Beerten, in consultation with police, judiciary and mayor Hubert Bruls, decided to cancel the match this afternoon. Today, 8,000 visitors are expected at the open day of NEC which starts at 12.30pm, including many families with children. With the serious threat of unrest in the Goffertpark around the exhibition game, it is not sensible to play this game today."

Blackburn issued a statement on their website, which read:  "Both clubs wish to express their disappointment that such a decision has been necessary."

The match with NEC Nijmegen was meant to be Blackburn's second game in three days in Holland after they had lost 4-2 against Go Ahead Eagles in another friendly on Friday.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19136740 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19136740)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on August 05, 2012, 09:38:19 PM
Blackburn's pre-season friendly with Dutch club NEC Nijmegen on Sunday afternoon has been cancelled because of the threat of fan violence. The decision came after claims that Rovers fans had been involved in disturbances with rival supporters.

A statement on the Dutch Police website www.politie.nl (http://www.politie.nl) said:

"Supporters of Blackburn Rovers were involved in rioting in Deventer on Friday. On Saturday there was a confrontation with supporters of NEC Nijmegen. The deputy mayor of Nijmegen has decided to cancel the exhibition game between NEC and Blackburn Rovers. That match was due to be played today at 2.30pm during the annual open day of NEC.

"On the basis of serious signals to the police that a confrontation would take place again today, deputy mayor Henk Beerten, in consultation with police, judiciary and mayor Hubert Bruls, decided to cancel the match this afternoon. Today, 8,000 visitors are expected at the open day of NEC which starts at 12.30pm, including many families with children. With the serious threat of unrest in the Goffertpark around the exhibition game, it is not sensible to play this game today."

Blackburn issued a statement on their website, which read:  "Both clubs wish to express their disappointment that such a decision has been necessary."

The match with NEC Nijmegen was meant to be Blackburn's second game in three days in Holland after they had lost 4-2 against Go Ahead Eagles in another friendly on Friday.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19136740 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19136740)

Run out of barbecue sauce in the KFC had they?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Moggas barmy army on August 05, 2012, 09:51:48 PM
Blackburn's pre-season friendly with Dutch club NEC Nijmegen on Sunday afternoon has been cancelled because of the threat of fan violence. The decision came after claims that Rovers fans had been involved in disturbances with rival supporters.

A statement on the Dutch Police website www.politie.nl (http://www.politie.nl) said:

"Supporters of Blackburn Rovers were involved in rioting in Deventer on Friday. On Saturday there was a confrontation with supporters of NEC Nijmegen. The deputy mayor of Nijmegen has decided to cancel the exhibition game between NEC and Blackburn Rovers. That match was due to be played today at 2.30pm during the annual open day of NEC.

"On the basis of serious signals to the police that a confrontation would take place again today, deputy mayor Henk Beerten, in consultation with police, judiciary and mayor Hubert Bruls, decided to cancel the match this afternoon. Today, 8,000 visitors are expected at the open day of NEC which starts at 12.30pm, including many families with children. With the serious threat of unrest in the Goffertpark around the exhibition game, it is not sensible to play this game today."

Blackburn issued a statement on their website, which read:  "Both clubs wish to express their disappointment that such a decision has been necessary."

The match with NEC Nijmegen was meant to be Blackburn's second game in three days in Holland after they had lost 4-2 against Go Ahead Eagles in another friendly on Friday.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19136740 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19136740)

There's some real knuckledraggers in this world. Wasn't one of Stoke's pre season games called off for expected trouble as well. No wonder most of Europe hates us.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 05, 2012, 10:01:52 PM
There's some real knuckledraggers in this world. Wasn't one of Stoke's pre season games called off for expected trouble as well. No wonder most of Europe hates us.

Lincoln v Leicester friendly also postponed over the weekend on Police advice for the same reason.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on August 06, 2012, 12:45:19 AM
There's some real knuckledraggers in this world. Wasn't one of Stoke's pre season games called off for expected trouble as well. No wonder most of Europe hates us.


to be fair the Dutch aren't the best behaved fans either
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 09, 2012, 10:00:56 AM
I really hope Man U fail miserably this season, oh and the Vile and West Ham
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on August 09, 2012, 10:08:08 AM
Don't see the problem as long as there is no recall clause?

Really?????   He was banned for actions in the Premier League, that must mean that he is banned from competing for 12 games and must serve the punishment in that league...surely that's just common sense.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 09, 2012, 11:38:37 AM
Really?????   He was banned for actions in the Premier League, that must mean that he is banned from competing for 12 games and must serve the punishment in that league...surely that's just common sense.

Common sense would be for these bans to be based on time rather than matches. Really got no problem with Joey and QPR doing this unless he is recalled and plays a Premier League match that he would have originally missed.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: leeiswba on August 09, 2012, 01:34:10 PM
Really?????   He was banned for actions in the Premier League, that must mean that he is banned from competing for 12 games and must serve the punishment in that league...surely that's just common sense.

In england though a ban is for any domestic game so all cups and league I understand what your saying, there must be a reason why it is like it is Im not sure it always has been the rules.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 12, 2012, 02:17:47 PM
1-0 Chelsea in the Community Shield, Torres scoring

Chelsea down to 10 men, Ivanovic sent off, seemed a poor decision from a poor referee (Friend) to me.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Dudleylad on August 12, 2012, 02:18:23 PM
difficult one his two feet were up but it didnt seem to be with excessive force.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 12, 2012, 02:20:21 PM
One foot was up, the other was sliding along the ground nowhere near the player
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Dudleylad on August 12, 2012, 02:21:54 PM
I wouldnt have sent him off mind
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on August 12, 2012, 02:23:06 PM
Obvious red card. Hope he misses three games - that would be funny.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 12, 2012, 02:47:27 PM
1-1 Great finish from Toure
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 12, 2012, 02:53:15 PM
21- City Tevez, amazing how all is forgotten and forgiven
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 12, 2012, 03:52:38 PM
21- City Tevez, amazing how all is forgotten and forgiven

Why not, we did similar with Bednar?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 12, 2012, 03:56:38 PM
Why not, we did similar with Bednar?

Not all of us did and even saying that Bednar didn't clear off for 6 months playing golf basically saying screw you to the fans then coming back when he started noticing the money wasn't coming in.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 12, 2012, 03:59:07 PM
Not all of us did and even saying that Bednar didn't clear off for 6 months playing golf basically saying screw you to the fans then coming back when he started noticing the money wasn't coming in.

I was one who didn't, but we're talking about the vocal majority.

As late as early last season there were posts on here about Bednar possibly being better than what we were picking.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Mat15(MH) on August 16, 2012, 04:07:41 PM
http://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/article/songsheet-160812-315627.aspx

What a club these lot are!  ::)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbako on August 16, 2012, 05:23:22 PM
http://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/article/songsheet-160812-315627.aspx

What a club these lot are!  ::)

Plastic FC.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 16, 2012, 05:51:17 PM
http://hobnob.royals.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=114435

Theres more of them tipping us to go down than their own team (appreciate the slight bias they show but come on  ::) )

I hope they go down with the villa and Norwich to be honest, plastic dump.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 16, 2012, 06:04:57 PM
Would love to see Reading go down, after the money they have spent so far this summer.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on August 16, 2012, 06:11:24 PM
Why are people getting offended? I didn't see many of us tipping us to go down under Mowbray. They aren't going to predict themselves to go down.

There is a complete lack of respect for opposition teams in this division. Every team that plays us isn't content with a draw or even a narrow win - they all seem to expect to annihilate us - anything short of that is unacceptable. If they do fail to win the excuses come out. Bad ref, injuries, "I've never seen us play so bad". Finishing 11th and then 10th hasn't changed their opinions and I'm sure they never will be changed. It's all rather boring really.

There are no poor teams in this league. I think Reading are more likely to go then us but neither team is poor; small margins are often the deciding factors in this league.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 16, 2012, 06:19:59 PM
Have you seen page 4 on that thread some idiot has done the full end of league table.We are not even on it :D 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on August 16, 2012, 06:44:28 PM
Have you seen page 4 on that thread some idiot has done the full end of league table.We are not even on it :D
He has Swansea down as both finishing 9th and 19th and Fulham down as finishing both 13th and 17th :o. His table doesn't include Wigan either.

Quote from: Reading fan
The full table will look like this

1st - Man Utd
2nd - Man City
3rd - Chelsea
4th - Arsenal
5th - Tottenham
6th - Newcastle
7th - Everton
8th - Liverpool
9th - Swansea
10th - West Ham
11th - Aston Villa
12th - Stoke
13th - Fulham
14th - Reading
15th - Southampton
16th - Norwich
17th - Fulham
18th - Sunderland
19th - Swansea
20th - QPR

So that'd be Sunderland, Swansea and QPR in the bottom three
What a pleb.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Standaman on August 17, 2012, 03:27:18 PM
My thoughts on the up coming season oddly enough not tipping the Baggies to go down yes I admit to bias but equally if I thought we would I would say so.

 http://tinyurl.com/cd3932v
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 19, 2012, 02:43:57 PM
Chelsea currently beating Wigan 2-0
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 19, 2012, 02:55:12 PM
Chelsea havnt looked that great so far in the game, very nearly 3-0 to Chelsea.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on August 19, 2012, 03:22:35 PM
Chelsea havnt looked that great so far in the game, very nearly 3-0 to Chelsea.

They haven't really bothered after going 2-0 up in the first 10 mins. They're just content soaking up the 'pressure' and attacking without over committing in numbers. Basically simply seeing the game out professionally.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DudleyBaggieFan on August 19, 2012, 04:07:26 PM
What a load of tosh. Just put man city game on. To see silva being escorted off the pitch because he has white tape around his blue socks. New legislation states apparently that the ankle tape you where must now match the colour of the socks. Something to do with not being able to spot a foul because some refs look at the legs to spot fouls? Load of bull.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DudleyBaggieFan on August 19, 2012, 04:15:51 PM
Aguero stretchered off on 10 mins. Twisted knee. Looks like a medial ligament.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: addy on August 19, 2012, 04:20:55 PM
Silva's penalty just has probably made Long feel better, that was also awful!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DudleyBaggieFan on August 19, 2012, 04:21:48 PM
Silva misses penalty. If you think longs penalty was bad wait til you see this one.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Moggas barmy army on August 19, 2012, 05:16:17 PM
wonderfull had aguero in my dream team typical.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 19, 2012, 05:26:03 PM
Rickyyyyy Lambert. Sheikh Mansour should get a refund on that defending.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on August 19, 2012, 05:31:43 PM
Silva misses penalty. If you think longs penalty was bad wait til you see this one.

Mirror image of Long's. Silva and Long must have gone to the same school on how to take penalties.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on August 19, 2012, 05:32:50 PM
Nice to see a player rise from the leagues to score in the Premier League, quite some gems down there if you look for them.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Dudleylad on August 19, 2012, 05:35:58 PM
Cracking finish from Steven Davis to make it 2-1. I feel Man City felt they just had too turn up.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on August 19, 2012, 05:36:19 PM
Can't believe it. Southampton have only had two shots haven't they?

Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Baggies on August 19, 2012, 05:37:15 PM
It shows how difficult this league is going to be again. There really are no weak links this season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on August 19, 2012, 05:39:54 PM
2-2 what a game.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on August 19, 2012, 05:40:02 PM
Can't believe it. Southampton have only had two shots haven't they?

Have to like the way Southampton dare to push players forward when they have the opportunity. Still that could have cost them with the counter attack Balotelli just missed.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on August 19, 2012, 05:41:35 PM
Have to like the way Southampton dare to push players forward when they have the opportunity. Still that could have cost them with the counter attack Balotelli just missed.

Agree, why go there and defend and defend, we did that and we lost 4-0 and we didnt even have a shot.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on August 19, 2012, 05:43:58 PM
Agree, why go there and defend and defend, we did that and we lost 4-0 and we didnt even have a shot.

Yeah how pitiful wasn't that  >:(

Have a feeling City expected Southampton to do the same as us. Good to see positive thinking by Atkins.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DudleyBaggieFan on August 19, 2012, 05:46:22 PM
3-2 city.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on August 19, 2012, 05:49:29 PM
Yeah how pitiful wasn't that  >:(

Have a feeling City expected Southampton to do the same as us. Good to see positive thinking by Atkins.

Where has it got them? A creditable loss. At least we got a draw at home to them.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on August 19, 2012, 05:50:17 PM
City's defence looks surprisingly soft in their own box, they are all over the place.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Baggies on August 19, 2012, 05:51:42 PM
It's been an entertaining start to the season. 4 games have seen one team score 3 or more goals, and the round of games hasn't finished yet.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on August 19, 2012, 05:51:58 PM
Where has it got them? A creditable loss. At least we got a draw at home to them.

They were winning for a few minutes... Something we could have played a thousand years and never come close to with our negative no shot approach.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on August 19, 2012, 05:52:33 PM
Southampton remind me of us under Mowbray, very good going forward but cant defend at all. They need a few more defenders.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: the rainbow turn east on August 19, 2012, 06:15:56 PM
 1st - MAN UTD
 2nd - MAN CITY
 3rd - ARSENAL
 4th - CHELSEA
 5th - NEWCASTLE
 6th - EVERTON
 7th - TOTTENHAM
 8th - LIVERPOOL
 9th - ALBION
10th - FULHAM
11th - SUNDERLAND
12th - READING
13th - SWANSEA
14th - WIGAN
15th - STOKE
16th - WESTHAM
17th - QPR
18th - VILLA
19th - SOUTHAMPTON
20th - NORWICH.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on August 20, 2012, 09:26:34 PM

 Everton 1-0 United

 everton have been brilliant
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on August 20, 2012, 09:54:37 PM
Everton win. Excellent.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Lloydy on August 20, 2012, 10:03:20 PM
Everton were fantastic tonight, we'll have our work cut out when they come to our place. It'll be a much tougher game than against Liverpool.

As for United I was very impressed with Kagawa on his debut, first time I've seen him and he looks a player. Evra on the other hand was once again atrocious. Comfortably the worst player on the pitch. If I was Fergie I'd be in the maret for a quality left back, Evra has been declining for a while now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: lewisant on August 20, 2012, 10:06:15 PM
Everton were fantastic tonight and Fellaini was phenomenal. Big respect to Everton for that performance! Man U are going to have to work hard to get that title back!

On a side note my hatred for Man U is being tested as i have a good friend who's values and opinions i respect as a football fan and he supports them and i find myself disappointed for him when they lose.....god i hate it i love hating MAn U unconditionally until now! Dang!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 21, 2012, 10:30:11 AM
Everton derserved to win last night, played some good stuff, United were off the boil.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbako on August 21, 2012, 12:41:55 PM
Ferguson is such an ungracious douchebag. As always, I'll be keeping my fingers firmly crossed that they have a season to forget.

Come on Citeh!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on August 22, 2012, 08:06:00 PM
Chelsea 1 - 0 Reading

Lampard pen

Great dribbling by Hazard. Reading look awful.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on August 22, 2012, 08:11:48 PM
1-1

Pogrebnyak

Amazing header. First attempt from Reading.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Moggas barmy army on August 22, 2012, 08:15:09 PM
cracking header
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Moggas barmy army on August 22, 2012, 08:16:26 PM
 :D get in reading horrible mistake from the keeper
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on August 22, 2012, 08:16:45 PM
2-1 Reading

Guthrie

Awful Goalkeeping. Unbelievable it's been all one way traffic. Credit to Reading.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 22, 2012, 08:28:46 PM
Been a good open game so far, Reading look very good so far.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on August 22, 2012, 08:31:25 PM
Reading looks another team with big, fast players going forward. They seem to have bought well. Question marks over their defence.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on August 22, 2012, 09:14:41 PM
2-2

Cahill

Awful keeping (again) by Federici.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on August 22, 2012, 09:15:33 PM
2-2

Cahill

Awful keeping (again) by Federici.

You can't have a dodgy keeper in this league. Not that I am complaining!  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on August 22, 2012, 09:17:07 PM
You can't have a dodgy keeper in this league. Not that I am complaining!  ;D

I actually rated Federici in the championship. Turned into Pascal Zuberbuhler in the prem.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on August 22, 2012, 09:23:12 PM
The steam looks to have run out of Reading a bit now. You can't run on adrenaline forever.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on August 22, 2012, 09:24:11 PM
I actually rated Federici in the championship. Turned into Scott Carson in the prem.

just let it go!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on August 22, 2012, 09:25:34 PM
3-2 Chelsea

Torres

He was offside as well.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on August 22, 2012, 09:28:15 PM
Yeah very surprised it was allowed knew before he scored Torres was offside. Guess a big team gets a break again... :/
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on August 22, 2012, 09:29:18 PM
just let it go!

It was only a joke.  :'(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on August 22, 2012, 09:31:53 PM
It was only a joke.  :'(

Heh, it's a minefield. I have mentally made a note of never mentioning his name again. I just think of him as 'The One Who Shall Not Be Named.'
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on August 22, 2012, 09:39:36 PM
Changed it to avoid offending anyone else.

Chelsea 4 - 2 Reading FT

Late goal for Ivanovic with Federici coming up for a corner.

Good result for us. Reading will be down there come the end of the season I think. They will be fuming with Federici and the linesman though. I think these promoted sides will realise playing well and picking up no points is a recipe for disaster in this division.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: westbrom87 on August 22, 2012, 09:41:03 PM
Why was this game tonight? seems completely random.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on August 22, 2012, 09:43:27 PM
Why was this game tonight? seems completely random.

Chelsea play the Super cup final soon.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on August 22, 2012, 09:44:03 PM
Changed it to avoid offending anyone else.

Chelsea 4 - 2 Reading FT

Late goal for Ivanovic with Federici coming up for a corner.

Good result for us. Reading will be down there come the end of the season I think. They will be fuming with Federici and the linesman though. I think these promoted sides will realise playing well and picking up no points is a recipe for disaster in this division.

Lol, I must admit I was thinking exactly the same though, censorship notwhithstanding :p

Ivanovic has scored 5 goals in 8 PL games, he's more of a goal threat than Torres.

I agree with the result, don't want any confidence boosting results (and points) for the newcomers. Let them run themselves ragged for little return.
 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on August 22, 2012, 11:02:01 PM
Why was this game tonight? seems completely random.

This match was originally to be played on the weekend of the 1st & 2nd of September


It then had to be moved because Chelsea play the European Super Cup on August 31st.

And as Reading have a League Cup tie against Peterborough on August 28 it got brought forward to today.

:)
 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Webby on August 23, 2012, 10:41:36 AM
Never ever rated Federici since he made his breakthrough. Had a good defence for the Champ last year and that was the reason they kept many clean sheets.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 24, 2012, 05:36:27 PM
Premier chiefs consider spending cap plan

ESPN can reveal that Premier League chairmen are considering a rule that would cap clubs' annual spending on the wages of players, managers and coaching staff.

A detailed study of the amount of money clubs spend on their football staff - managers, coaches, scouts and players - is currently being undertaken and the mean average from the research may be used as the figure under which clubs' annual spend on salaries must total. Severe sanctions would be put in place to punish any club breaking the capping scheme, which could be implemented in time for the start of the 2013-14 season. The plan is designed to end the financial uncertainty that surrounds many Premier League clubs, which run at huge losses despite the billions that pour into the league ever year.

An insider told ESPN: "It is not possible to introduce a salary cap - that would be illegal - but there can be rules put into place in the form of a limit on spend on players, managers and coaches, for example. Breaking even or running into profit is the thinking behind this as so many Premier League clubs run at a loss. The object is to ensure that all the money that flows in doesn't just flow straight back out to the players and their agents. The Premier League spends a great deal on academies and youth development work that few people are aware of, as well as many other worthwhile projects."

The club chairmen have discussed the issue at regional meetings, and it is set to be top of the agenda at a meeting scheduled for September 7. Currently, Manchester City are not convinced about the plans - particularly about the potential for hard-hitting sanctions - but other top clubs, such as Chelsea and Manchester United, are behind them.

The source added: "Seven or eight clubs have already signed up to Financial Fair Play in Europe because they have to, including Manchester City, and this is a form of Financial Fair Play for the Premier League."


http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1141105/premier-league-chiefs-consider-spending-cap-plan (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1141105/premier-league-chiefs-consider-spending-cap-plan)


I'm not familiar with UK labour laws, but colluding to impose an industry-wide employee salary cap (or "spending limit"  ::) ) unilaterally is quite illegal in the US. It would have to have very credible enforcement to work; past experience in the US shows that any owner who thinks there's the slightest chance of evading it will attempt to do so.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 25, 2012, 01:48:17 PM
West Ham have looked so poor at the back today, Collins made a real howler for there second goal.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: boing_boing68 on August 25, 2012, 01:50:33 PM
Sunderland v reading called off, waterlogged pitch
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 25, 2012, 01:55:09 PM
Reading fans would be nearly there now, they would be peed off.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on August 25, 2012, 02:12:38 PM
Swansea now beating West Ham 3-0!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 25, 2012, 02:20:12 PM
West Ham, have been very poor today, hardly heard Jarvis name in the second half.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on August 25, 2012, 03:07:44 PM

 Man U 0-1 Fulham

 Villa 0-1 Everton  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 25, 2012, 03:08:00 PM
Villa 0 Everton 1  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 25, 2012, 03:18:21 PM
QPR 1 down at Norwich.
RVP scores on his debut.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 25, 2012, 03:38:17 PM
Villa 0 Everton 2 :) :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 25, 2012, 03:47:24 PM
Villa 0 Everton 3
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BaggieBirdRus on August 25, 2012, 05:27:28 PM
Villa are are deep trouble
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: saml30 on August 25, 2012, 05:54:00 PM
Villa are are deep trouble

what a shame
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BaggieBirdRus on August 25, 2012, 05:56:07 PM
1 nil Chelsea. Hazard with the goal from a penalty
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on August 25, 2012, 06:45:49 PM
If McLeish had done that in his 2nd game, the Villa fans would have been calling for his head (well, they were). But funnily enough they don't blame Lambert one bit.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on August 25, 2012, 08:10:40 PM
Rooney's gruesome leg gash (warning, it is a bit nasty, so be warned if you're sensitive to that sort of thing):

http://ballsdot.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/rooney.png

Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on August 25, 2012, 08:13:21 PM
Rooney's gruesome leg gash (warning, it is a bit nasty, so be warned if you're sensitive to that sort of thing):

http://ballsdot.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/rooney.png

jesus thats nasty :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Barrington on August 25, 2012, 09:36:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp8QFQs1BR8

'Tis but a scratch...

(looks quite a deep cut to be honest)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on August 25, 2012, 09:41:34 PM
Pretty sure this will have been mentioned but available on the bbc I player at the moment is a programme called The Most Amazing Premier League Moments Ever. For anyone with the time and inclination this is well worth a watch it contains some brilliant and very funny moments from the last 20 years.

David Dunns "Ronaldo Move" (not) is an absolute classic among many. Check it out.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on August 25, 2012, 09:42:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp8QFQs1BR8

'Tis but a scratch...

(looks quite a deep cut to be honest)

Haha

"Call it a draw"  :D

I haven't seen it yet so can't understand how it happened. I remember James Vaughan severing an artery in his leg before. Nasty stuff.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on August 26, 2012, 03:17:52 AM
I don't know if it is a good thing or bad..

but with Sunderland v Reading being postponed (when will it be played?)

Reading now will have a League Cup Tie on Tuesday and then nothing until Sunday 16th of September..

That is a pretty big gap for this time in the season
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on August 26, 2012, 04:17:26 PM
2 games for Arsenal = no goals :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on August 26, 2012, 05:38:25 PM

 Liverpool beating Man city 2-1.


 means villa will stay bottom  :P
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on August 26, 2012, 05:39:21 PM

 just as i posted that last one , City have equalized 2-2 now ::)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on August 26, 2012, 08:31:31 PM
just as i posted that last one , City have equalized 2-2 now ::)

 you put the mockers on it ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Pseudo_Intel on August 27, 2012, 12:30:01 AM
Luka Modric will probably be off to Madrid then in the next couple of days. Gotta admit, though I'm a Baggie through and through, that little maestro always amazed me :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIyG2Z5nG18

Premier league are going to lose a very special player to the spanish league again.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on August 27, 2012, 03:40:44 PM
Luka Modric will be back in England in 2 years time, Pointless signing for Madrid, Cant see him playing much at all. Spurs did well to get a big fee for him. He is a very good player but am not he is good enough for Real Madrid.

In other news Joey Barton looks like he will leave QPR on a free, what a stupid idiot he really is. How many chances does he need? Hopefully he does go to France and we never hear of him again.

And Scott Sinclair is off to Man City, Pretty stupid move by him. He was poor at Chelsea and Wigan. Did ok at Swansea but nothing special.But atleast he played at Swansea.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Pseudo_Intel on August 27, 2012, 04:28:35 PM
Disagree with you on Modric. He's class - should've been wearing a spanish shirt when Croatia played Spain in the Euros.

But I agree with everything else you say. Sinclair is something I can't understand.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on August 27, 2012, 08:18:24 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 31, 2012, 10:03:39 AM
I hear West Ham fans are frothing at the mouth at the thought of Jarvis crossing the ball for Caroll
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on September 01, 2012, 02:17:34 AM
I hear West Ham fans are frothing at the mouth at the thought of Jarvis crossing the ball for Caroll

Carroll will score goals, not sure Jarvis is what they think though. The Carroll signing could have just kept them up.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: rubecula on September 01, 2012, 09:22:06 AM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: johnny Cash on September 01, 2012, 12:38:59 PM
West Ham Fulham on in a bit.

If everything Jack Collison is going to say is so obvious then he should shut up - so annoying!

I must be in a bad mood today!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BoingFlyer on September 01, 2012, 10:52:13 PM


As much as a cart horse he is at liverpool Andy Caroll really seems to be a cracking signing For the spammers. Shame it looks like he has done his hamstring in.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on September 01, 2012, 11:32:33 PM

As much as a cart horse he is at liverpool Andy Caroll really seems to be a cracking signing For the spammers. Shame it looks like he has done his hamstring in.

Been very over egged by the media today, no goals and no assists.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 02, 2012, 09:34:27 AM
Looking forward to the games today
Liverpool v Arsenal, I would really love it if Arsenal won there
Newcastle v Villa, Hope the Toon thrash Villa
Southampton v United, I would like saints to beat United, but I really cant see it.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on September 02, 2012, 12:41:55 PM
80.000 extra Swansea fans in Denmark i hear.Laudrup obviously a god in his homeland
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jonny on September 02, 2012, 03:00:09 PM
Diaby = Vieira today!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Dudleylad on September 02, 2012, 03:04:54 PM
The assets he had at Swansea meant his football worked because he had pace. Liverpool are about as quick as Steptoes Hoss.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 02, 2012, 03:19:09 PM
See Neil Taylor at Swansea is out for the rest of the season with a triple ankle break, looked a nasty one and good luck to him in his recovery.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 02, 2012, 03:28:44 PM
Saw the Liverpool game today, my god they are very poor, Suaraz looked very poor today. Arsenal played really well today, and they look solid at the back.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 02, 2012, 04:27:01 PM
Villa 1-0 up at Newcastle

Southampton 1 Utd 1
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on September 02, 2012, 05:19:32 PM
Saints 2-1
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on September 02, 2012, 05:26:47 PM
Newcastle 1-1 Ben Arfa
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on September 02, 2012, 05:27:00 PM
United isn't going to go anywhere with that back four, not that I am complaining :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BaggieBirdRus on September 02, 2012, 05:35:36 PM
RVP misses penalty
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on September 02, 2012, 05:47:20 PM
RVP misses penalty
Shows that even the best can do it.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on September 02, 2012, 05:52:29 PM
He's gone to the same penalty taking school as David Silva and Shane Long :p
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on September 02, 2012, 05:54:32 PM
RVP gets the equaliser. Four minutes of Fergie time added. How much do you want to bet he gets his hat-trick in it?

EDIT: The second I press 'post' he does :P.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on September 02, 2012, 05:56:14 PM
Class is class.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BaggieBirdRus on September 02, 2012, 05:56:35 PM
Haha Piers Morgan has just tweeted 'i want to die.' after slating RVP all game. Love it.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on September 02, 2012, 05:57:59 PM
Haha Piers Morgan has just tweeted 'i want to die.' after slating RVP all game. Love it.
We all feel the same about you, Piers.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: boing_boing68 on September 02, 2012, 06:01:16 PM
hate them so much, always manage to jam their way out of it
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: albionmybabys on September 02, 2012, 06:04:00 PM
Haha Piers Morgan has just tweeted 'i want to die.' after slating RVP all game. Love it.

I'll help him free of charge! While I was at it id take matt le tisier with him too
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 02, 2012, 06:09:40 PM
Class from United. Doing what they do best as usual.

Quality too from Van Persie apart from the penalty miss. Ridiculous penalty however given the score.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BearwoodBaggie on September 02, 2012, 06:23:45 PM
I know a lot of people hate them but I love watching United. Great entertainment year after year, I much prefer them to the other top sides. And as ever it was a pleasure watching RVP. So good that he is still in this league, although I won't be saying that when we play them of course.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on September 06, 2012, 12:48:59 AM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 15, 2012, 03:18:31 PM
Villla leading Swansea 1-0.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 15, 2012, 03:52:13 PM
Southampton losing 4-1
Hope City beat stoke.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on September 15, 2012, 07:52:34 PM
Great to see Liverpool still flirting with the relegation zone, would absolutely love it if they did a Newcastle/Leeds. Vile club.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on September 15, 2012, 08:27:05 PM
another goal for Fletcher! i said earlier that i thought he was not worth his transfer fee! looks like he's proving me wrong
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 16, 2012, 04:21:10 PM
Spurs lead Reading 1-0. Jermain Defoe
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on September 16, 2012, 04:27:35 PM
Spurs lead Reading 1-0. Jermain Defoe

A draw would suite us.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbako on September 16, 2012, 04:28:02 PM
The difference in class here is huge. I don't want to write off Reading this early, but they are a pretty average outfit really.






....cue a Reading goal.....
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on September 16, 2012, 04:34:50 PM
Reading do look very poor. I had tipped them to go down and they look well on course to do so.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 16, 2012, 06:20:09 PM
Spurs won 3-1 in the end. Rather comfortable. Reading looked very average and Spurs could well and truly had four or five. I do expect them to be much better next week, although, I would feel a wee bit disappointed if we couldn't take all three points given how poor they were today.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DownInAlbion on September 17, 2012, 09:56:54 PM
anybody watching newcastle everton game?! absolutely brilliant!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 17, 2012, 10:04:34 PM
Fantastic game of football. On reflection the deserved result to. Everton played some terrific stuff in that first half and likewise in the second half, both sides knocked it around well. Cracking advert for Premier League football.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: lewisant on September 17, 2012, 10:26:08 PM
Stunning game of football, really glad I decided to get some beers, rubbish food and watch that instead of a movie!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: albionmybabys on September 17, 2012, 10:30:41 PM
I don't think any team can contain Everton like the Albion did this season.....
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: lewisant on September 17, 2012, 10:32:58 PM
I don't think any team can contain Everton like the Albion did this season.....

There's got to be a good argument that our result against them shows that we could just be top 10 this year and test a lot of teams at the hawthorns
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: albionmybabys on September 17, 2012, 10:35:21 PM
There's got to be a good argument that our result against them shows that we could just be top 10 this year and test a lot of teams at the hawthorns

im predicting top 8... Based on our performances so far
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on September 17, 2012, 10:39:06 PM
im predicting top 8... Based on our performances so far

That's optimistic. If Reid is fit for the whole season then maybe; our D is too disjointed when Jones is at rb. Also we cannot have no shows such as the one against Fulham for us to be top 8.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 18, 2012, 09:37:01 AM
yeah i wouldnt get carried away, this is the albion we are talking about here. im sorry but everton were robbed by 2 very poor decisions. fellaini was clearly onside and then the ball crossed the line(may have been a little hard to see for the lino), so they on merit shouldve won, but still credit to newcastle for ploughing on to find an equaliser. they will feel very hard done by.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: lewisant on September 18, 2012, 10:23:46 AM
yeah i wouldnt get carried away, this is the albion we are talking about here. im sorry but everton were robbed by 2 very poor decisions. fellaini was clearly onside and then the ball crossed the line(may have been a little hard to see for the lino), so they on merit shouldve won, but still credit to newcastle for ploughing on to find an equaliser. they will feel very hard done by.

Thats the whole point that it makes our win more impressive...
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 22, 2012, 01:43:00 PM
everton dominating swansea at the liberty, who so far have looked a poor home team outfit this game. the first goal was controversial, may have touched fellainis arm as he headed the ball onwards to big vic, the second was in no doubt though. mirallas well onside and he had the beating of vorm when the ball came back off the crossbar. makes our win over them feel special when swansea are succumbing to them at their fortress  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jjb0rdell0 on September 22, 2012, 02:35:49 PM
Looks like Swansea are picking up a lot of yellows along with the red.

Im not watching the game - is it just a case of frustration? Or are they actively kicking lumps out of Everton?
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Post by: gerry m on September 22, 2012, 05:13:27 PM
gotta laugh at the Villa! lost 4-1 :D
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Post by: WBArgo on September 22, 2012, 05:29:45 PM
Looks like Swansea are picking up a lot of yellows along with the red.

Im not watching the game - is it just a case of frustration? Or are they actively kicking lumps out of Everton?
Was mostly just frustration, they weren't like Stoke or anything, albeit I do think even frustration needs to be controlled...look at Odemwingie.
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Post by: AlbionLegend on September 23, 2012, 03:49:06 PM
Liverpool lose at home to Man U, are 18th with 2 points  ;D
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Post by: Baggies on September 23, 2012, 03:57:18 PM
Tough start for Rodgers revolution. He will get time but the early signs are that he will be no more successful than any other manager in the last 20 years.

It does not look like they will be mounting a challenge on the champions league this season either.

3 goals in 5 games is the real stat they need to worry about. They have very few goals in the team without Gerrard.
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Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 23, 2012, 04:15:41 PM
obviously liverpool fans will be complaining about the ref after that game. for me shelveys red was touch and go, though his positioning compared to evans made it seem like he was the more likely to get red carded. rvp though shouldve gone i feel after that poor tackle, and as for the penalties, i dont think either the suarez or evra incidents were worthy of penalties; evra was on his way down and suarez made a meal of it.
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Post by: rubyruby on September 23, 2012, 04:23:08 PM
Never a Penalty for me that. Valencia fell over the ball. But I agree Liverpool look very ordinary really and it is hard to see where the goals are coming from. Its one thing Rogers developing the total football concept over time with a team in the lower division its entirely another trying to institute it in the cauldron of the PL. I also think this is the same with Lambert at Villa. Hard to bring in young hungry but average footballers in the PL then expect them to produce.
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Post by: KingKoren on September 23, 2012, 04:40:17 PM
QPR are looking very impressive against Tottenham. They are currently winning 1-0. Looks like it's clicking into place for them just in time to play us.
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Post by: leeiswba on September 23, 2012, 05:09:59 PM
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Post by: Aztech on September 23, 2012, 05:25:36 PM
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on September 23, 2012, 06:14:11 PM
QPR are looking very impressive against Tottenham. They are currently winning 1-0. Looks like it's clicking into place for them just in time to play us.


You were saying :D
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Post by: KingKoren on September 23, 2012, 06:23:10 PM

You were saying :D

 :-[

They still played well. Tottenham were rather fortunate. The own goal was ridiculous.
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Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 23, 2012, 06:46:38 PM
qpr will be tough, make no mistake. theyll throw everything at us and we'll need to be at our best to combat it. but im not fussed on that atm, two big games over the next week. a chance to progress in the cup, followed by a derby at our lovely neighbours. cant wait  :D
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on September 23, 2012, 06:58:44 PM
:-[

They still played well. Tottenham were rather fortunate. The own goal was ridiculous.

I must admit i didn't watch the game. QPR i am sure will give us the biggest test at home yet but the fact they only have 2 points i am sure says something.Superstars playing has individuals and not gelling
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 23, 2012, 10:35:31 PM
Been two decent games on the Super Sunday to be honest. Thought Man United for large parts were very poor against Liverpool. No surprise, however, the after match chanting by a minority of United fans in response to a gesture from a Liverpool fan appears to be the talking point. In response to a Liverpool fan apparently doing an aeroplane gesture, United fans retreated with "Where's your famous Munich song", "always the victims, it's never your fault", and "murderers, murderers". Liverpool can call themselves unfortunate not to have taken something from the game but United did what they do best.

In the other game, Arsenal drew with Man City. Impressed with Arsenal. Certainly a solidness to their performance although City weren't at their best. Disappointed with Gervinho but equally impressed with Santi Cazorla who has adapted very well to English football. Still don't think Arsenal can win the league but they should have enough to be inside the top four.
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Post by: OldburyWBA on September 23, 2012, 10:41:06 PM
A 'minority' of fans from both clubs have been a disgrace today. No matter who started it they have both brought a bit of shame on their clubs. The Liverpool fans who went on Twitter giving abuse to Mark Halsey and his family are the lowest of the low and anyone who tries to excuse them needs to have a look in the mirror.
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Post by: wbako on September 23, 2012, 10:51:24 PM
First time i've seen the Liverpool - Manure action on MOTD 2 just now. Here's a couple of thoughts:

How Evans stayed on is beyond me; you can't send one off and not the other. Strange decision. As for the penalty, it's top dive from Valencia. There was minimal contact on his back - nowhere near enough to knock him off his feet - but once again cheating is rewarded.
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 23, 2012, 10:54:25 PM
I don't know whether I read too much into this at the time, but I thought it was extremely distasteful of the Liverpool fans to chant "you're not fit to referee" to Mark Halsey considering what he's been through.
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Post by: wbako on September 23, 2012, 10:58:38 PM
I don't know whether I read too much into this at the time, but I thought it was extremely distasteful of the Liverpool fans to chant "you're not fit to referee" to Mark Halsey considering what he's been through.

In retrospect, it's not a chant they'll be too proud about singing. I don't think they would have realised the connotations at the time. That said, it was a horrific officiating display which deserves some kind of recognition; something about being in Ferguson's pocket may have been more apt.
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Post by: KingKoren on September 23, 2012, 11:01:21 PM
I don't think Evans was a red. His non-tackling foot is completely away from Shelvey's body - so I wouldn't say it was two footed. He uses the side of tackling foot, he has eyes firmly on the ball and seems in control. Shelvey's red is obvious. I don't think either appeal for pens were justified.

Refereeing is so hard these day I have sympathy for all of them (apart from Foy  ;D)
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Post by: leeiswba on September 23, 2012, 11:07:42 PM
I don't know whether I read too much into this at the time, but I thought it was extremely distasteful of the Liverpool fans to chant "you're not fit to referee" to Mark Halsey considering what he's been through.


Its just a chant that everyone sings about every referee who they think are being biased. Nothing to do with anything else at all, half of them probably didnt even know the ref let alone what he has been through.
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 23, 2012, 11:16:25 PM

Its just a chant that everyone sings about every referee who they think are being biased. Nothing to do with anything else at all, half of them probably didnt even know the ref let alone what he has been through.

Perhaps you're right and I read to much into it at the time, but I thought it was incredibly insensitive made even worse by some knobhead and his quite frankly, disgusting tweets.
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Post by: leeiswba on September 23, 2012, 11:22:17 PM
Perhaps you're right and I read to much into it at the time, but I thought it was incredibly insensitive made even worse by some knobhead and his quite frankly, disgusting tweets.

Yeah Ive saw some tweets there terrible, also sending them directly to his sons twitter
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Post by: collins101 on September 23, 2012, 11:45:02 PM
I don't think Evans was a red. His not tackling foot is completely away from Shelvey's body - so I wouldn't say it was two footed. He uses the side of tackling foot, he has eyes firmly on the ball and seems in control. Shelvey's red is obvious. I don't think either appeal for pens were justified.

Refereeing is so hard these day I have sympathy for all of them (apart from Foy  ;D)
 

There is a still image of the tackle and its quite clear evans went in two footed with his studs showing.
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Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 24, 2012, 08:35:53 AM
I don't think Evans was a red. His not tackling foot is completely away from Shelvey's body - so I wouldn't say it was two footed. He uses the side of tackling foot, he has eyes firmly on the ball and seems in control. Shelvey's red is obvious. I don't think either appeal for pens were justified.

Refereeing is so hard these day I have sympathy for all of them (apart from Foy  ;D)
spot on for me, dont think evans was worthy of a red, and suarezes reputation means he aint going to get a penalty too easily. that said, no contact was needed as evra was going to ground already
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Post by: ronnie_allen on September 24, 2012, 08:40:54 AM
Liverpool did well alright, but never got the sense that they were going to ratchet up a big score. Their defence is decent but do seem to be playing themselves into trouble quite a bit this season with some sloppy turnovers.
As for Shelvey's red, bad challenge I thought, though my opinion on whether it was red or yellow swayed with the different angles they shown. However, he should have been on a yellow in any case for a bad challenge in the first quarter of an hour of the game. HAd it happened fifteen minutes later that challenge would have been a clear yellow.
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Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 24, 2012, 10:20:11 AM
 

There is a still image of the tackle and its quite clear evans went in two footed with his studs showing.
towards the ball though, not at the player. think halsey did alright yesterday, just valencia went down too easily but johnson made contact which was a cardinal sin. i also think rvp shouldve gone for his challenge late in the second half
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 24, 2012, 07:03:50 PM
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Post by: reiss on September 29, 2012, 01:28:21 PM

 Chelsea beating arsenal 1-0 at the moment, Torres who scored the goal
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Post by: reiss on September 29, 2012, 01:29:10 PM

 just as i posted that, Arsenal equalize
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Post by: KingKoren on September 29, 2012, 04:05:55 PM
Nuri Sahin scoring again for Liverpool against Norwich. Looked a very good player against us.
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Post by: WBASPE77 on September 29, 2012, 05:55:57 PM
Spurs playing really well at United so far, well worth there 1-0 lead.
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Post by: GrGr on September 29, 2012, 06:06:09 PM
Spurs playing really well at United so far, well worth there 1-0 lead.

Impressive performance by Spurs. 2-0 now. United look well past it tbh, too many oldies that can't keep up with the fast, mobile and technical Spurs players. I can see why AVB dropped Van der Vaart for faster more athletic players. 
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Post by: wba1993dave on September 29, 2012, 06:26:35 PM
Man United are still relying on a 37 and 38 year old to do the buisness, AC Milan had the same problem with Nesta,Paldini and so on, On this showing their be lucky to finish in the top 4. If I was Fergie I would retire and give a younger person a go like Moyes or someone else.
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Post by: gerry m on September 29, 2012, 06:45:12 PM
Nani 1-2!
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Post by: gerry m on September 29, 2012, 06:46:11 PM
Nani 1-2!

Dempsey for spurs :o
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Post by: gerry m on September 29, 2012, 06:48:36 PM
Dempsey for spurs :o

Kagawa for united! what a game!
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Post by: GrGr on September 29, 2012, 07:02:25 PM
Tottenham are tiring now, and their defence isn't exactly super solid.
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Post by: OldburyWBA on September 29, 2012, 07:04:40 PM
Man United are still relying on a 37 and 38 year old to do the buisness, AC Milan had the same problem with Nesta,Paldini and so on, On this showing their be lucky to finish in the top 4. If I was Fergie I would retire and give a younger person a go like Moyes or someone else.

United will finish top 2 at the end of the season. Problem they have is at the back not the midfield. You say relying on a 37 year old, maybe but Scholes is still a class act who would walk into many teams around Europe. They also have Fletcher to come back which won't be far away so they'll be there come May.
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Post by: GrGr on September 29, 2012, 07:04:47 PM
Lennon has absolutely no brain.
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Post by: The Black Pearl on September 29, 2012, 07:35:20 PM
Rio Ferdinand is no longer a top 4 centre half, he has looked very dodgy all season so far, they will get away with it to a degree because of their quality elsewhere, but they will not win the title.
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Post by: Aixelsyd on September 30, 2012, 01:46:17 AM
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Post by: east-stand-nick on September 30, 2012, 02:13:45 AM
SAF talking out of his hypocritical arse again.
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Post by: Quakes Fan on September 30, 2012, 02:21:25 AM
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Post by: Aixelsyd on September 30, 2012, 03:52:42 AM
Sir Alex Ferguson: "It was disappointing because the record has been fantastic. They gave us four minutes [injury time], that's an insult to the game. It denies you a proper chance to win a football match. There were six substitutions, the trainer came on, so that's four minutes right away and the goalkeeper must have wasted about two or three minutes and they took their time at every goal kick. That's obvious to everyone today and it's a flaw in the game that the referee is responsible for time keeping. It's ridiculous that it's 2012 and the referee still has control of that."

That is statement I can't believe anyone who didn't already have his head up his rear end would make.
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Post by: hardtobeat on September 30, 2012, 09:11:08 AM
.....Of course no Utd keeper has ever wasted time at goalkicks, freekicks etc in the dying moments of a game even by Fergies 2 rule books (1 for us and 1 for the rest)that is so hypercritical!!!!  ::) ::)
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Post by: wbako on September 30, 2012, 11:05:25 AM
Ferguson is a foul individual. If there's someone less gracious in defeat I'd be very surprised.
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Post by: OldburyWBA on September 30, 2012, 11:58:44 AM
Ferguson is a foul individual. If there's someone less gracious in defeat I'd be very surprised.

On a par with Kenny Dalglish
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Post by: WBASPE77 on September 30, 2012, 12:12:19 PM
The biggest amount of rubbish I've heard a manager say, well played Spurs.
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Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on October 01, 2012, 09:21:59 PM
Hope Tarrabt gets injured or a second yellow cause that was a worldy
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Post by: The Black Pearl on October 01, 2012, 10:13:31 PM
QPR will be desperate for a win, they have some good forward options but their defence is not great and they are missing a few players at the back.
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Post by: Barrington on October 07, 2012, 01:36:02 AM
Luke Moore was the catalyst for Swansea's comeback yesterday. I always knew he had it in him :)
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Post by: KingKoren on October 07, 2012, 01:47:13 AM
Luke Moore was the catalyst for Swansea's comeback yesterday. I always knew he had it in him :)

Truthfully he is a decent player. He has ability just needs game time and confidence.

Reckon he could score against us this season.
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Post by: Dan on October 07, 2012, 02:07:24 AM
How much game time does he need? He was first choice here for over half a season in the championship under RDM and just got worse as the season went on. He shows fleeting glimpses of talent every now and again, but then quickly reverts back to his self. His record was appalling here, amongst the worst signings of all time considering the fee and the fact he was one if not our highest paid player at the time.

I know people will bring up that he was a target for the fans as an excuse, but after a positive pre-season in 10/11 and a decent start with 2 goals against Peterborough that died down, only for his performances to revert back to the usual.

His overall record read 5 in 63 in all competitions, with 33 starts, the majority of those games in the championship - that was just staggeringly bad for a 3m pound striker. Even Fabian De Freitas managed 10 in 68 for us.
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Post by: WBASPE77 on October 07, 2012, 11:20:42 AM
Southampton really could do with a win today, hope Spurs thrash Villa, Toon to beat United and Liverpool v Stoke to be a draw.
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Post by: rubyruby on October 07, 2012, 11:24:49 AM
Southampton really could do with a win today, hope Spurs thrash Villa, Toon to beat United and Liverpool v Stoke to be a draw.

Home wins all round id say...................
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Post by: OldburyWBA on October 07, 2012, 02:51:40 PM
Hugo Lloris starts for Spurs against Villa, ending Brad Friedel's run of 310 consecutive PL starts.
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Post by: BaggieBirdRus on October 07, 2012, 03:04:19 PM
Wow I forgot that Chaplow played for Southampton! Who'd of thought we would see him in the Prem again.. I didn't  ;D
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Post by: KingKoren on October 07, 2012, 04:13:06 PM
Lloris made a really poor error and Benteke misses a great chance.

C'mon Tottenham.
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Post by: KingKoren on October 07, 2012, 04:19:07 PM
Defoe smashes it off Caulker's backside. 1-0

Get in.
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Post by: KingKoren on October 07, 2012, 04:27:21 PM
2-0 Lennon.  :P

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Post by: ronnie_allen on October 07, 2012, 04:35:52 PM
Ridiculuous dive by Suarez in the Stoke match. Initially trips over the ball but can stay on his feet. Then jumps with two in the air claiming a foul with no Stoke player near touching him.
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Post by: KingKoren on October 07, 2012, 05:08:09 PM
Ridiculuous dive by Suarez in the Stoke match. Initially trips over the ball but can stay on his feet. Then jumps with two in the air claiming a foul with no Stoke player near touching him.

(http://ballsdot.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/suarezgif.gif)
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Post by: GrGr on October 07, 2012, 05:11:14 PM
Nice belly flop!  :P

Suarez is a hopeless diver, no arguing around that fact.
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Post by: DownInAlbion on October 07, 2012, 05:15:30 PM
my hatred for that guy just continues to grow
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Post by: socalbaggie on October 07, 2012, 05:24:47 PM
Yea I agree watching that match just cemented my feelings about him. He is such an obvious flopper it's embarrassing! He not only does the flop but then tips it off by grabbing the leg rolling around it looks so pathetic!!
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Post by: The Gaffer on October 07, 2012, 05:29:33 PM
Suarez needs a huge ban. There is going down when clipped and there is blatant cheating.
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Post by: jjb0rdell0 on October 07, 2012, 06:05:56 PM
that dive was bad to the point of hilarious! The man is an imbecile, surely there need to be severe consequences for that amount of break dancing in a match?
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Post by: mutchisman on October 07, 2012, 06:07:03 PM
I think that Liverpool are probably the victims of a media campaign on this one :P
It surely can't be one of their players at fault can it?
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Post by: rubyruby on October 07, 2012, 09:44:29 PM
This diving nonsense is starting to blight the PL.....when are they going to deal with it?
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Post by: OldburyWBA on October 07, 2012, 09:45:45 PM
This diving nonsense is starting to blight the PL.....when are they going to deal with it?

Imagine the outcry if they dare do anything to Suarez ?
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Post by: rubyruby on October 07, 2012, 09:58:25 PM
Imagine the outcry if they dare do anything to Suarez ?

Agree but this is so against all the principles that have made british football so renowned the world over. Im not saying the act of embellishment is exclusive to foreign players but I think there can be no doubt it has been imported into our league. It surprises me that the PL do not appear to be taking this seriously
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Post by: OldburyWBA on October 07, 2012, 10:39:22 PM
(http://i.minus.com/iI04qBVyEBQp2.gif)

Looks like Bale was at it as well
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Post by: rubyruby on October 07, 2012, 10:41:53 PM
Well there you go Oldbury. A great example. That is a cancer that needs cutting out of OUR sport if that is not too stronger word.
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 07, 2012, 10:45:25 PM
(http://i.minus.com/iI04qBVyEBQp2.gif)

Looks like Bale was at it as well

That is shambolic. It is almost embarrassing, well, it is embarrasing.

Viewing the Mix just I saw the Suarez dive and that too is pathetic. Cheating ********.
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Post by: wbako on October 07, 2012, 11:01:54 PM
This diving nonsense is starting to blight the PL.....when are they going to deal with it?

The problem is the FA don't see it as a problem. If they did, they surely would have introduced some form of retrospective punishment by now. Celebrating with the fans is a terrible offence worthy of a yellow card, but cheating your fellow professionals is fair game. I hate diving with a passion. I loathe seeing our players going down easy and will give them a piece of my mind as Long and Thomas can testify for! haha.

But yeah, hopefully there is a growing wave of condemnation of these cheats now and hopefully the FA find their balls and actually do something. I won't be holding my breath though.

Just seen the Bale one too...horrendous. Should be ashamed of himself.
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Post by: wbako on October 07, 2012, 11:04:24 PM
And now Lawrensen and Murray having a good old laugh about it. Idiots.
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Post by: Quakes Fan on October 08, 2012, 11:03:10 PM
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 21, 2012, 06:39:19 PM
Both live games finished 1-1 today.

Demba Ba scored a late own goal to earn Sunderland a point. Tiote was sent off which means he'll miss the game with us.
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Post by: Quakes Fan on October 27, 2012, 01:12:59 PM
That sucked.  >:( 1-0, Benteke.
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Post by: leeiswba on October 27, 2012, 01:21:37 PM
There definately isnt many teams that Villa are better than. Very lucky to be 1-0 up.
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Post by: Quakes Fan on October 27, 2012, 01:25:30 PM
Abysmal marking. I could have scored that goal.
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Post by: Quakes Fan on October 27, 2012, 01:56:05 PM
Well that was a nice surprise. Come on Norwich.
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Post by: Quakes Fan on October 27, 2012, 02:03:33 PM
Norwich's crosses have been absolute pants.
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Post by: Quakes Fan on October 27, 2012, 02:22:04 PM
There we go.  ;D Finally!
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Post by: Hunnington Baggie on October 27, 2012, 02:23:55 PM
Loved Turner's brofist into the camera, made a nice little dink of a header to beat Guzan and went in off the post. GAME ON!
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Post by: crazedwbafan18 on October 27, 2012, 04:24:41 PM
fair result in the early kickoff, 2 poor teams and the points shared is a good result all round, keeps villa and norwich down there should we hit a bad run of form.
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Post by: OldburyWBA on October 28, 2012, 11:51:41 PM
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Post by: TheJacko2000 on October 28, 2012, 11:59:57 PM
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Post by: OldburyWBA on October 29, 2012, 12:10:39 AM
 :D I thought it was deliberate and cowardly.

I don't understand why players like Suarez who are so talented feel the need to do stupid things like this or the diving.
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Post by: TheJacko2000 on October 29, 2012, 12:15:04 AM
:D I thought it was deliberate and cowardly.

I don't understand why players like Suarez who are so talented feel the need to do stupid things like this or the diving.

I agree with you there mate IF the foul is intentional then it's ridiculous, the diving too, but I feel it's so ingrained in the game in south america he actually can't help it,  the one the other week at Anfield was embarrassing and he MUST think when he see's it back, why have I done that? Crazy. I've been watching Oscar at Chelsea closely to see if there are any similarities when it comes to simulation, but he hardly ever gets fouled!! Work in progress!!!
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Post by: GrGr on October 29, 2012, 12:35:11 AM
I agree with you there mate IF the foul is intentional then it's ridiculous, the diving too, but I feel it's so ingrained in the game in south america he actually can't help it,  the one the other week at Anfield was embarrassing and he MUST think when he see's it back, why have I done that? Crazy. I've been watching Oscar at Chelsea closely to see if there are any similarities when it comes to simulation, but he hardly ever gets fouled!! Work in progress!!!

Sorry but I think that is nonsense. It is not cultural but personal. Suarez feels he can do no wrong and whatever he does he is clean as the driven snow. He is simply a little punk. Suarez brings Liverpool down, not that I am complaining, but if I was a bigwig at Liverpool I'd get shot of him asap.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on October 29, 2012, 12:49:48 AM
Sorry but I think that is nonsense. It is not cultural but personal. Suarez feels he can do no wrong and whatever he does he is clean as the driven snow. He is simply a little punk. Suarez brings Liverpool down, not that I am complaining, but if I was a bigwig at Liverpool I'd get shot of him asap.

No you wouldn't... Just like Chelsea won't get rid of Terry. Get real, Suarez is Liverpool's best player and he is certainly not the first player to take a tumble, it is now a problem throughout our game there is a Gareth Bale dive earlier in this thread, Phil Neville got booked for diving today for **** sake, and our very own Shane Long and Jerome Thomas have reputations for it.

Suarez seems a humble guy off the pitch, but because of what happened last season (Javier Hernandez has called Evra Negrito in  training by the way...) is being vilified by all and sundry in a country that he has only been in for a year and a half, no wonder he comes out fighting.

I'd love him in an Albion shirt.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on October 29, 2012, 04:03:40 PM
The foul on Distin was nasty and deserved a red. The dive in front of Moyes was funny and sort of warranted. The two sides of Louis Suarez.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 30, 2012, 06:18:04 PM
Steven Gerrard talking more tripe again:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20135129

 Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has likened Everton to Stoke, claiming their rivals used long-ball tactics during Sunday's Merseyside derby.

The Premier League match at Goodison Park ended 2-2 after Luis Suarez's late 'goal' for Liverpool was ruled out.

Gerrard, 32, said: "Every single time they get the ball to the goalkeeper it comes in long.

"There was only one team who came to play football and that was us. Everton are not better than us."

The statistics, however, showed that Everton enjoyed greater possession, made more passes and completed proportionally fewer long passes than Liverpool.

Gerrard added: "I thought we were fantastic and stood up to a team that are very similar to Stoke.

"Everton are effective because they have some big, physical lads in the team. We had a young, small team out there who were men and stuck together."

The draw lifted Everton to fifth in the table. They are seven places and six points ahead of Liverpool.

Everton    Liverpool
56.2% Possession 43.8%

400 Passes 314

78.5% Passing accuracy 76.8%

13.8% Proportion of long passes 14.6%
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on November 02, 2012, 09:33:40 AM
Who will the scouse scum turn to for a flukey goal when Steven "hit and hope" Gerrard retires?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on November 03, 2012, 04:21:48 PM

 seals winning 1-0
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on November 03, 2012, 04:25:46 PM
seals winning 1-0
tempted to do sunderland away now, fancy our chances....
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: reiss on November 03, 2012, 04:29:48 PM
tempted to do sunderland away now, fancy our chances....

im watching it on a stream. they have been terrible. Villa deserve to be winning
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 03, 2012, 04:44:36 PM
im watching it on a stream. they have been terrible. Villa deserve to be winning

Sunderland's home form is so poor. Hope they get at least a draw from this one.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 04, 2012, 03:39:24 PM
QPR drew 1-1 with Reading.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 04, 2012, 04:30:45 PM
I think Reading will be slightly happy with the draw than QPR, QPR have a massive game at Stoke coming up.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on November 04, 2012, 04:55:24 PM
Liverpool 0-1 Newcastle Cabaye
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Post by: gerry m on November 04, 2012, 05:28:53 PM
Liverpool 0-1 Newcastle Cabaye

1-1 snidey cheat
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on November 04, 2012, 05:56:26 PM
1-1 snidey cheat

finished 1-1! newcastle down to 10 men with 6 minutes to go as Collocini was sent off.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on November 05, 2012, 11:56:31 AM
finished 1-1! newcastle down to 10 men with 6 minutes to go as Collocini was sent off.
he had an awful game, making loads of rash tackles on suarez, have to say his red was deserved.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on November 05, 2012, 10:51:46 PM
Wishful thinking, of course,  ;D but perhaps we can split the table into three? (No offence meant towards West Ham and Swansea; I'm going on their bookmaker odds.)


Race for the Prem         P    W  D  L  Pts   GF GA  GD

Manchester United        10    8  0  2   24   26 14  12
Chelsea                  10    7  2  1   23   22 10  12
Manchester City          10    6  4  0   22   18  9   9


Race for Europe           P    W  D  L  Pts   GF GA  GD

Everton                  10    4  5  1   17   19 13   6
West Bromwich Albion     10    5  2  3   17   15 11   4
Tottenham Hotspur        10    5  2  3   17   17 14   3
Arsenal                  10    4  3  3   15   15  8   7
Fulham                   10    4  3  3   15   21 16   5
Newcastle United         10    3  5  2   14   12 14  -2
Liverpool                10    2  5  3   11   13 15  -2


Race for Survival         P    W  D  L  Pts   GF GA  GD

West Ham United          10    4  3  3   15   13 11   2
Swansea City             10    3  3  4   12   15 14   1
Wigan Athletic           10    3  2  5   11   11 16  -5
Norwich City             10    2  4  4   10    8 18 -10
Stoke City               10    1  6  3    9    8 10  -2
Sunderland                9    1  6  2    9    6  9  -3
Aston Villa              10    2  3  5    9    8 14  -6
Reading                   9    0  5  4    5   12 18  -6
Queens Park Rangers      10    0  4  6    4    8 19 -11
Southampton              10    1  1  8    4   14 28 -14
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on November 10, 2012, 06:38:55 PM
Yanited is stinking up Vile Park.  >:( 2-0 to the Vile.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on November 10, 2012, 06:41:51 PM
Yanited is stinking up Vile Park.  >:( 2-0 to the Vile.

I dislike SAF and United so even if it is Villa that are playing them off the park I can't be too unhappy about that. Villa are impressive atm to be honest. Shows that if you attack United you can exploit their weaknesses. Scholes, Carrick and Ferdinand are slooooow.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on November 10, 2012, 06:46:33 PM
Chicharito! 2-1.  :) 2-2, looks like an OG deflected off a Chicharito strike.

I dislike SAF and United so even if it is Villa that are playing them off the park I can't be too unhappy about that. Villa are impressive atm to be honest. Shows that if you attack United you can exploit their weaknesses. Scholes, Carrick and Ferdinand are slooooow.

When I saw Agbonlahor unmarked in acres of space, I uttered an audible groan. Then it got worse.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on November 10, 2012, 06:53:42 PM
Yeah, United are weak defensively but make up for it with their fire power. 2-2 now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jonny on November 10, 2012, 07:01:45 PM
Who said Villa were jammy? TWICE RVP hits the post. Same place.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on November 10, 2012, 07:05:42 PM
Who said Villa were jammy? TWICE RVP hits the post. Same place.

In less than a minute.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on November 10, 2012, 07:16:04 PM
Chicharito es el mejor! 2-3
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jjb0rdell0 on November 10, 2012, 07:26:23 PM
It's times like these I love having friends who are Villa fans  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on November 10, 2012, 07:29:38 PM
It's times like these I love having friends who are Villa fans  ;D

I hope it hurt.  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Nocky on November 10, 2012, 07:30:40 PM
Hernandez is an absolute predator! Utd have finally replaced the goal scorer supreme that was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jjb0rdell0 on November 10, 2012, 07:33:44 PM
I hope it hurt.  ;D

"Better than west brim
Have done against united"

...

My mirth has been replaced by utter bafflement...
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on November 11, 2012, 02:08:46 PM
spurs ahead, hopefully they only win by one goal otherwise out of the top 5 for us today.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on November 11, 2012, 05:02:34 PM
Newcastle 0-1 West Ham FT

Newcastle looked very poor again, West Ham look tough to beat.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on November 11, 2012, 06:02:59 PM
Us Not getting at least as point against Newcastle really hurts .Still at least we are above both of them
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on November 16, 2012, 05:15:15 AM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on November 16, 2012, 08:42:18 AM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: ronnie_allen on November 16, 2012, 09:32:58 AM
So these Liverpool fans always get behind their team and never focus on booing opposition players, unlike all those nasty supporters who face up to Liverpool on a weekly basis.
I hope there is an enquiry on who messed up my sound system on the TV when Liverpool last hosted Manchester United. Someone obviously dubbed booing on to the Sky feed to make out that these loyal Liverpool fans were booing an opposing player for being a victim of racial abuse. Of course that could never be.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on November 17, 2012, 04:40:00 PM
The Vile are getting a right drubbing by the champions.  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on November 18, 2012, 05:19:55 PM
sunderland winning at the cottage after hangeland was controversially dismissed, could give them some incentive against us, lets hope the cottagers equalise. wouldnt mind a draw, but not overly fussed eitherway!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on November 19, 2012, 09:33:52 PM
Watching Stoke on a dodgy stream in a dreadful game against West Ham. For some reason the Stoke players have all adopted a Hitler look, sporting mustaches and crew cuts. Bizarre to say the least.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 19, 2012, 09:51:52 PM
Watching Stoke on a dodgy stream in a dreadful game against West Ham. For some reason the Stoke players have all adopted a Hitler look, sporting mustaches and crew cuts. Bizarre to say the least.

The mustaches are because it's the month of November, commonly known as Movember where men grow facial hair in aid of prostate cancer.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Baggies on November 19, 2012, 09:53:08 PM
Give you something else to look at. It isnt just a stereotype to say the ball has spent a long time in the air tonight. It didnt sound enticing and so it has proved to be.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on November 19, 2012, 09:53:56 PM
The mustaches are because it's the month of November, commonly known as Movember where men grow facial hair in aid of prostate cancer.

Ah yes, I vaguely recalled something like that but wasn't sure exactly what it was. Cheers.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on November 19, 2012, 09:54:41 PM
Give you something else to look at. It isnt just a stereotype to say the ball has spent a long time in the air tonight. It didnt sound enticing and so it has proved to be.

Yeah, dreadful dreadful game. Puh.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on November 20, 2012, 12:51:29 AM
Doctors in London are stunned by the number of muscular neck injuries reported in the last few hours.

"it strange, as these are usually the type of injuries we see a lot of during Wimbledon but there isn't to my knowledge any tennis tournament on at the moment" said a Doctor who did not wished to be named.

Medical Authorities were launching an inquiry but had limited success at this early stage.

"we have found only one common link between these patients.... something about having seats on the halfway line at Upton park" said a pretty blonde nurse named Debbie, who had help treat a few of the injured.



 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on November 21, 2012, 09:56:55 AM
And in other news:-

West Ham want Beckham.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on November 21, 2012, 11:50:49 AM
And in other news:-

West Ham want Beckham.

Or to put it another way, West Hams publicity & merchandising departments want Beckham
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on November 21, 2012, 11:57:42 AM
Or to put it another way, West Hams publicity & merchandising departments want Beckham

Karren Brady wants Beckham.  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on November 21, 2012, 12:11:13 PM
I want Beckham  :-*
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 21, 2012, 07:35:54 PM
Chelsea confirm the appointment of Rafael Benitez

BBC Sport ?@BBCSport

Chelsea confirm the appointment of Rafael Benitez as manager until end of season
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 21, 2012, 07:42:17 PM
http://www.chelseafc.com/news-article/article/2987554/title/benitez-appointed

Chelsea Football Club can confirm Rafael Benitez has been appointed interim first-team manager until the end of the season.

The owner and the Board believe that in Benitez we have a manager with significant experience at the highest level of football, who can come in and immediately help deliver our objectives.

The 52-year-old Spaniard is due to meet the players at the training ground in Cobham tomorrow.

The two-time UEFA Manager of the Year comes with outstanding pedigree. He began his managerial career in his homeland, most notably at Valencia where he built a reputation as one of Europe's top coaches by winning the Spanish League twice and the UEFA Cup. He then spent six years at Liverpool and led them to their fifth European Cup and an FA Cup.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BaggieBirdRus on November 22, 2012, 05:02:01 PM
Mark Clattenburg has had his charges dropped and Mikel has been charged with improper conduct. Says it all really. What a bad couple of days it has been for Chelsea.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on November 22, 2012, 05:18:12 PM
Love the bloke on Sky Sports News saying Benitez has come from Liverpool, they don't want another 'English' manager  :D

They've had Ray Wilkins in 2009 in charge for 1 game, Graham Rix in 2000 in charge for two games, before that it was Hoddle who left in 1996.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on November 23, 2012, 11:08:08 AM
Mark Hughes sacked
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Standaman on November 23, 2012, 12:08:12 PM
Harry on his way to QPR please let them be relegated even if it means the Villa staying up
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: timdon on November 23, 2012, 05:09:17 PM
Harry on his way to QPR please let them be relegated even if it means the Villa staying up
Much though I would love it if Villa went down, I agree with you about QPR. However, I fear Harry may sort them out. Hope I'm wrong as they are a horrible little club.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 23, 2012, 05:13:45 PM
I'm surprised to see him sacked. Wasn't it only the other day that Fernandez was chanting the bull about Hughes being the right man?

Harry will be appointed and they shall stay up, hopefully that knackers the Villa.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on November 23, 2012, 06:14:13 PM
Why do people think he will keep them up ?

2005 anyone ?  ;D   Redknapp is one overated manager, the media adore him and I was chuffed for Roy when got the call for the England job. And the media were crying like babys because he didnt get the job "Talksport" espically.

He has also spent a lot of money and only won one trophy as a manager.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on November 23, 2012, 06:18:44 PM
Why do people think he will keep them up ?

2005 anyone ?  ;D   Redknapp is one overated manager, the media adore him and I was chuffed for Roy when got the call for the England job. And the media were crying like babys because he didnt get the job "Talksport" espically.

He has also spent a lot of money and only won one trophy as a manager.

I agree dave. But he has always been the media's best mate. I actually like Harry's teams they play decent stuff but if he takes the job he has his hands full. Has some over paid prima donna's to deal with.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on November 23, 2012, 08:54:22 PM
Obviously  Fernandez didn't want to be the 1st millionaire to sack his playthings manager this season...


He's lucky the Russian has an itchier trigger finger.


Really want to see QPR go down so hopefully 'Arry fails there
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: hardtobeat on November 25, 2012, 03:38:07 PM
Southampton 1-0 Newcastle,if it finishes this way Vile in bottom 3  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on November 25, 2012, 03:43:20 PM
Southampton 1-0 Newcastle,if it finishes this way Vile in bottom 3  ;D ;D ;D ;D

They've battered Newcastle. Always very susceptible at the back though. 

Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: timdon on November 25, 2012, 03:56:01 PM
Very nice to see, as it stands that Southampton are above Villa, Fulham are above Liverpool, Norwich are above Newcastle, Swansea are above Tottenham, Everton are above Arsenal, and............West Brom are above Chelsea. :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on November 25, 2012, 04:21:35 PM
So the Chelsea fans give Rafa the welcome that I hope he shoves back up their arses, copying the scousers and vile to clap for Di Matteo on 16 minutes, plenty of pieces of paper saying Rafa out. Really hope he does well for them now and Torres starts banging the goals in.

Southampton 2 up now against the Toon
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on November 25, 2012, 04:29:00 PM
So the Chelsea fans give Rafa the welcome that I hope he shoves back up their arses, copying the scousers and vile to clap for Di Matteo on 16 minutes, plenty of pieces of paper saying Rafa out. Really hope he does well for them now and Torres starts banging the goals in.

Southampton 2 up now against the Toon

Yeah I hope they win everything going, That will show 'em.  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dangerman on November 25, 2012, 04:30:24 PM
So the Chelsea fans give Rafa the welcome that I hope he shoves back up their arses, copying the scousers and vile to clap for Di Matteo on 16 minutes, plenty of pieces of paper saying Rafa out. Really hope he does well for them now and Torres starts banging the goals in.

Southampton 2 up now against the Toon

What about our champions league hopes? Lol

I don't understand the 16 min thing. Perhaps we should have done it when he left us? Lol
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 25, 2012, 04:33:24 PM
I don't blame the fans chanting Di Matteo's name given all he achieved and the fact he's a legend at the club and amongst the fans. I read some quotes in the week that Benitez said about Chelsea and it's understandable to see why the fans aren't keen on him. He's slagged the fans off previously and now Chelsea supporters are supposed to warm to him because he manages the club? Regardless of Di Matteo's qualities as a manager, it was quite an unfair sacking by an owner who has a fixation with the Barca style.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WSBaggie on November 25, 2012, 04:37:15 PM
I don't blame the fans chanting Di Matteo's name given all he achieved and the fact he's a legend at the club and amongst the fans. I read some quotes in the week that Benitez said about Chelsea and it's understandable to see why the fans aren't keen on him. He's slagged the fans off previously and now Chelsea supporters are supposed to warm to him because he manages the club? Regardless of Di Matteo's qualities as a manager, it was quite an unfair sacking by an owner who has a fixation with the Barca style.

I think it's more Abramovich's fixation with winning the Champions League. If he wanted a manager obsessed with Barca he could of taken Rodgers from Liverpool.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 25, 2012, 04:41:04 PM
I think it's more Abramovich's fixation with winning the Champions League. If he wanted a manager obsessed with Barca he could of taken Rodgers from Liverpool.

He wants Guardiola according to the media and explains why everything is leading to a Guardiola appointment. Di Matteo won the champions league last season but it wasn't good enough for Abramovich because of the way in which they won it. He wants the Barcelona style which will explain why he wants Guardiola.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on November 25, 2012, 04:43:33 PM
I don't blame the fans chanting Di Matteo's name given all he achieved and the fact he's a legend at the club and amongst the fans. I read some quotes in the week that Benitez said about Chelsea and it's understandable to see why the fans aren't keen on him. He's slagged the fans off previously and now Chelsea supporters are supposed to warm to him because he manages the club? Regardless of Di Matteo's qualities as a manager, it was quite an unfair sacking by an owner who has a fixation with the Barca style.

He slagged the fans off when manager of Liverpool and no doubt was getting some back at him, plenty have done and plenty will do it again.

Di Matteo was never going to be there long and I guarantee he knew it so whilst maybe disappointed at getting sacked is in the slightest surprised. If he hadn't won the CL last season he wouldn't have got the job in the first place.

I don't think I said anywhere they have to warm to him or even like him but by coming out with the sort of crap villa did (and got slated for on here) they do nothing to help the team and create problems theat don't need to be created. Best thing they could do is ignore the bloke and back the team they pay money to watch.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on November 25, 2012, 04:45:20 PM
He wants Guardiola according to the media and explains why everything is leading to a Guardiola appointment. Di Matteo won the champions league last season but it wasn't good enough for Abramovich because of the way in which they won it. He wants the Barcelona style which will explain why he wants Guardiola.

Wanting and getting are two different things. If reports are to be believed today, Guardiaola is not keen on Chelsea and wants to go to Utd when Fergie retires
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 25, 2012, 04:50:56 PM
He slagged the fans off when manager of Liverpool and no doubt was getting some back at him, plenty have done and plenty will do it again.

Di Matteo was never going to be there long and I guarantee he knew it so whilst maybe disappointed at getting sacked is in the slightest surprised. If he hadn't won the CL last season he wouldn't have got the job in the first place.

I don't think I said anywhere they have to warm to him or even like him but by coming out with the sort of crap villa did (and got slated for on here) they do nothing to help the team and create problems theat don't need to be created. Best thing they could do is ignore the bloke and back the team they pay money to watch.

I never said you did, Phil. It was more a comment against all those on twitter which are calling the Chelsea fans classless and disrespectful for not supporting Benitez despite them not knowing the reasons why the Chelsea fans dislike him.

Wanting and getting are two different things. If reports are to be believed today, Guardiaola is not keen on Chelsea and wants to go to Utd when Fergie retires

Yeah I did see them this morning. Will be quite funny if Abramovich isn't able to get his own way.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on November 25, 2012, 08:05:19 PM
Wanting and getting are two different things. If reports are to be believed today, Guardiaola is not keen on Chelsea and wants to go to Utd when Fergie retires

Not surprising really when you've spent your whole footballing life at one club? Then when a club comes calling that gives its coach six months to a year at best your expected to be overjoyed? Fergie 26 years....not surprised its Utd that interests him.................................then again nearly everyone can ultimately be bought off?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: NethertonBaggie on November 27, 2012, 08:12:04 PM
10 mins in and Reading look well up for it!!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on November 27, 2012, 08:14:22 PM
Two poor poor line ups with even worse benches.

As if the Villa fans have been singing "going down my lord" at the Reading contingent  :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on November 27, 2012, 08:18:37 PM
Bad miss be Benteke, but overall, Villa look very vulnerable from set pieces.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: NethertonBaggie on November 27, 2012, 08:19:02 PM
Wonderful save but Reading giving villa to much time!!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 27, 2012, 08:46:35 PM
Villa looking very nervous so far tonight, both teams have had chance.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jonny on November 27, 2012, 08:51:25 PM
What a horrendous game!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on November 27, 2012, 08:53:33 PM
Both sides look like relegation fodder to me.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on November 27, 2012, 08:55:49 PM
Most inexperienced villa team I've ever seen & thats what I think (hope & pray) will be their downfall.

SOTV
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on November 27, 2012, 08:57:09 PM
How is it that there's no place for Darren Bent in that team? It's not like they're oozing quality everywhere.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: tuamigos on November 27, 2012, 09:11:15 PM
Has to be one of the worst games Ive seen all season
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BaggieBirdRus on November 27, 2012, 09:33:34 PM
This is such a poor game! These two will definitely be down there at the end of the season. Can't believe they're not playing Bent, he's the bit of quality they need.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: NethertonBaggie on November 27, 2012, 09:38:07 PM
F*** off Villa!!!!  >:(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on November 27, 2012, 09:41:05 PM
Villa are poor.how the mighty have fallen
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on November 27, 2012, 09:42:57 PM
Typical Vile jam.

Reading are abysmal.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: up_the_baggies on November 27, 2012, 09:43:35 PM
Both Villa and Reading have been very poor tonight. Reading really are in trouble imo.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Dudleylad on November 27, 2012, 09:45:36 PM
Reading tonight look the worst side ever to grace the league however  Villa are awful they have made Shorey look good.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: NethertonBaggie on November 27, 2012, 09:53:54 PM
One of the worst games ive seen in years! Neither reading or villa looked like a PL outfit!!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BaggieBirdRus on November 27, 2012, 09:58:22 PM
29,000 attendance today
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on November 27, 2012, 10:09:48 PM
villa win, oh well, my attentions focused to the wolves losing at home to milwall!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jonny on November 27, 2012, 11:12:46 PM
Just woken up from watching the game, I hear that Villa jammed out of it?

HORRENDOUS game. Any other team and Villa would get spanked with that team. How did we only get a draw from these lot!?!?

Come on 'arry!! Do your magic!!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on November 27, 2012, 11:17:25 PM
29,000 attendance today

A little less than that even !   ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 01, 2012, 06:11:13 PM
 5 mins to half time Reading 3 Man Utd 4
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on December 09, 2012, 02:26:41 PM
Surprised to see this so quiet.

City 0 United 2 - Rooney getting them both.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 09, 2012, 02:49:25 PM
2-1 now Toure pulled one back
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Dudleylad on December 09, 2012, 02:57:32 PM
Nice to see Mancini encouraging his players to cheat!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on December 09, 2012, 03:04:27 PM
Nice to see Mancini encouraging his players to cheat!

shame is the big clubs seem to get away with it!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 09, 2012, 03:24:47 PM
3-2 United Van Persie in stoppage time.

Rio Ferdinand hit by a coin or something just above the eye while celebrating.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on December 09, 2012, 03:34:52 PM
Amazing. What a game. Classic Man United at the end.

I initially did laugh as I thought Rio Ferdinand poked himself in the eye when trying to take his shirt off.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 09, 2012, 03:41:12 PM
Amazing. What a game. Classic Man United at the end.

I initially did laugh as I thought Rio Ferdinand poked himself in the eye when trying to take his shirt off.

 :D Same here to be honest, I was ready to send it to Soccer AM for the 3rd eyes
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on December 09, 2012, 03:48:52 PM
Glad it weren't just me  :D

Having seen United's winner again, Samir Nasri deserves a slap. That is quite frankly pathetic defending.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on December 09, 2012, 03:55:59 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A9ryrbbCMAEL_AJ.jpg)

Nice of Joe Hart to get involved and keep the knob away from Rio.

What a stupid hat.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 09, 2012, 05:23:15 PM
WHU 2 Liverpool 1, amazing fact that Liverpools second highest goal scorer is own goals this season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on December 09, 2012, 05:25:36 PM
Is it just me or are Liverpool playing without a striker?  Doesn't matter as any result from this for either team is miserable... hate them both  >:(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 09, 2012, 05:29:04 PM
Is it just me or are Liverpool playing without a striker?  Doesn't matter as any result from this for either team is miserable... hate them both  >:(

They have no offical strikers today do Liverpool, which is a big risk Suarez is a top class player but he is suspended today and could go through a few games without scoring.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on December 09, 2012, 05:34:11 PM
Really? they don't have any under-agers that don't take a squad place? If we lost our strikers then we'd just pull Wood and Saido back.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on December 09, 2012, 05:43:05 PM
2-3 to Liverpool, 2 goals in about 5 mins

Turns out they don't need strikers.... just ex west ham players
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DownInAlbion on December 09, 2012, 08:18:20 PM
how liverpool won that game i dont know they looked absolutely terrible. mid-lower places for them this year surely!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Wbamitch on December 10, 2012, 07:25:33 PM
Fantastic Manchester derby yesterday, would have preffered a city win but its definately up there with the Everton vs Newcastle for game of the season.

A pub full including myself also laughed at the initial though of Rio poking himself in the eye  ;D

Massive game at the lower end of the table tomorrow, game in hand for the two teams.

Sunderland vs Reading, losing manager possibly to go.............
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on December 10, 2012, 07:34:04 PM
Am I the only one who thought the City United game was really poor? Sure it had lots of drama towards the end but the football wasn't much at all. City is half the team they were last year and United basically just rely on Valencia down the wing and feeding balls into the box where big guns like RvP are waiting.

No wonder these teams get played off the pitch in Europe. 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 10, 2012, 08:20:41 PM
I dont think it was good as what people were making it out to be, yes it had goals and drama, but not lots of attacking play in the first half.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on December 10, 2012, 08:24:57 PM
Fulham1-0 Newcastle Sidwell
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on December 10, 2012, 09:14:41 PM
Fulham1-0 Newcastle Sidwell

1-1 Ben Arfa
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on December 10, 2012, 09:25:13 PM
1-1 Ben Arfa

2-1 Rodallega
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on December 10, 2012, 09:34:02 PM
I saw the goal from Ben Arfa. Sheer brilliance.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on December 10, 2012, 10:26:42 PM
I saw the goal from Ben Arfa. Sheer brilliance.

he's pretty good at them :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on December 17, 2012, 08:35:36 PM
looks like we'll be down to 7th tonight, arsenal currently winning 2-0.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gavinrussell on December 17, 2012, 08:41:53 PM
Reading are awful 0-3 and not even half time !!!!!.....think they are trying to elmulate, Derby and Sunderland...
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 17, 2012, 08:43:58 PM
Reading look like they are gonnas. Had a lot of winable games recently, Norwich, Villa, Sunderland, QPR, Southampton and not won any of them.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: boing_boing68 on December 17, 2012, 08:52:10 PM
they have man city next....
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on December 17, 2012, 10:04:32 PM
they have man city next....
i remember blackburn looked absolutely battered and bruised after losing to us and bolton at home last season. then they went to old trafford and we all know what happened... never say never, youd have to almost bank on a city win but i actually wouldnt be surprised to see reading put in a performance.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on December 18, 2012, 04:56:12 PM
Whats everyone's current 3 to go down.
Reading
Wigan
Southampton
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: phbaggies on December 18, 2012, 05:03:33 PM
Whats everyone's current 3 to go down.
Reading
Wigan
Southampton
Reading I think are certs at this stage, QPR have a hell of a lot to do to get clear but if they do sign the likes of Lucio and Anelka then they should survive. As for the rest take your pick out of the bottom half of the table, too early to say yet.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gavinrussell on December 22, 2012, 02:29:05 PM
Arsenal another pen...Walcott such a cheat,  bet Wenger didnt see that either !!!!! think the referees have set a benevolvent fund up for him......Feel sorry for Wigan...............
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 22, 2012, 02:58:49 PM
Reading I think are certs at this stage, QPR have a hell of a lot to do to get clear but if they do sign the likes of Lucio and Anelka then they should survive. As for the rest take your pick out of the bottom half of the table, too early to say yet.


Reading odds on for me to go down, then I think its hard to say who the other two teams will be. Southampton have looked good in recent weeks, I see QPR staying up under Harry, Sunderland should have too much to win enough games. 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 23, 2012, 04:05:10 PM
Cracking goal from Torres 1-0 Chelsea  :D

SOTV
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 23, 2012, 04:06:42 PM
Great header, hope its the first of many more to come.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: hardtobeat on December 23, 2012, 04:33:06 PM
get the abacus out!!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 23, 2012, 04:37:16 PM
3-0 Chelsea a good end to end what has been a decent footballing weekend.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: hardtobeat on December 23, 2012, 04:37:32 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on December 23, 2012, 04:38:23 PM
Going down m'lord, going down  ;D ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: hardtobeat on December 23, 2012, 04:41:30 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on December 23, 2012, 05:18:19 PM
Real cracker by Lampard. This certainly is a nice way to wake up in the morning, to see the Vile getting trampled.  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 23, 2012, 05:38:31 PM
How quickly things change, 6 of the best  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: tuamigos on December 23, 2012, 05:40:49 PM
potential cup final line up - hope its the same result  :-*
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on December 23, 2012, 05:40:59 PM
am going to LOVE watching MOTD 2 tonight :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: bournemouth baggie on December 23, 2012, 05:42:20 PM
Seventh heaven
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on December 23, 2012, 05:51:42 PM
'Its beginning to feel a lot like Christmas' HeHeHeHe

I eight the villa  ;D

Gr8 result for Chels8a
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on December 23, 2012, 05:52:29 PM
cricket score, incredible scoreline. i would absolutely hate to be a villa fan right now
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on December 23, 2012, 05:55:54 PM
Absolutely superb.

Game would have been better on UK Gold.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Aztech on December 23, 2012, 05:58:41 PM
That's made my Christmas.  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wdbroun on December 23, 2012, 05:59:28 PM
Holy crap. Villa slaughtered.  :o And Chelsea vaults past us from 7th to 3rd.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on December 23, 2012, 06:00:50 PM
got the worst goal difference in the league now :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: boing_boing68 on December 23, 2012, 06:10:25 PM
they need mcleish back, he would never have lost 8-0.

Merry Christmas everyone  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Aztech on December 23, 2012, 06:17:59 PM
My mate who is a Chelsea fan is on the tube with a load of Vile fans, I asked him to get the Chelsea fans to sing Boing Boing, did not go down very well, strange given that they are not bothered about us.  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on December 23, 2012, 07:50:48 PM
My mate who is a Chelsea fan is on the tube with a load of Vile fans, I asked him to get the Chelsea fans to sing Boing Boing, did not go down very well, strange given that they are not bothered about us.  ;D
that is brave haha
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Vassassin on December 23, 2012, 09:47:59 PM
MOTD 2 has been extended today by half an hour.  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 26, 2012, 06:54:22 PM
Christmas is getting better Villa 0 Spurs 2  :D :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on December 26, 2012, 07:03:03 PM
Villa 0-3 Spurs
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 26, 2012, 07:05:59 PM
This is far too easy for Spurs hope they get a couple more.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on December 26, 2012, 07:14:45 PM
Villa 0-4 Spurs
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wdbroun on December 26, 2012, 07:18:18 PM
Villa getting schooled again. Holy-moly. Someone needs to kick this match in its head and put it out of its misery.  :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: silver surfer on December 26, 2012, 07:26:19 PM
The match stats are woeful.
Shots on target 16-1 to spuds
Corners 16-2 to spuds
61%-39%possession spuds?

Did I say woeful I meant wonderful.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 26, 2012, 08:04:27 PM
It may be Stoke, but Liverpool are losing which is always great.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on December 26, 2012, 08:54:13 PM
Stoke 3 - 1 Liverpool   ;D

Who are those blokes in the red and white?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on December 26, 2012, 09:00:47 PM
Stoke scoring 3 goals :o fair enough keeps Liverpool away from us.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Baggies on December 26, 2012, 09:20:11 PM
We will have opened up on 8 point gap on Liverpool if Stoke keep this up. If only I could tell Baggies fans in 1990 that we would be 8 points clear of Liverpool on Boxing Day 2012 and listen to their reactions.

Stoke's form is a bit of a worry though. They are still on our tails.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 26, 2012, 09:53:22 PM
Stoke have been excellent this season. I think we are only one of a handfull of teams that have won at Stoke in the 2012. I cant see Liverpool getting in the top four at all this season, yes its still early and eight points isnt a massive gap at this stage, but they blow hot and cold too much, Stoke is never an easy place to go but its a game you have to get something from if you want to finish in the top four.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Mister AT on December 27, 2012, 09:38:18 AM
Liverpool wont finish in the top 4.

Think thatll be both Manchesters, Chelsea and Arsenal/Spurs.

Liverpool are just a top 8 team now, and need a few more players before being a European outfit again.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbako on December 27, 2012, 12:35:48 PM
So that cancer of the modern game known as Alex Ferguson is allowed to scream in the face of officials for a prolonged period of time without facing any sort of repercussions. I imagine all managers will be able to do the same henceforth...
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: 17GD on December 27, 2012, 12:50:45 PM
So that cancer of the modern game known as Alex Ferguson is allowed to scream in the face of officials for a prolonged period of time without facing any sort of repercussions. I imagine all managers will be able to do the same henceforth...

Yes, but we all know the other managers will get into trouble for it. He's a law unto himself.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on December 28, 2012, 11:50:10 AM
and he has given a gob full to Pardew and Newcastle too

He needs to retired quickly as he is making and proving the whole Premier League and the FA is unfairly influenced and a Joke.

mind you I did like his "Newcastle, a wee club in the north east." comment
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 28, 2012, 01:36:10 PM
and he has given a gob full to Pardew and Newcastle too

He needs to retired quickly as he is making and proving the whole Premier League and the FA is unfairly influenced and a Joke.

mind you I did like his "Newcastle, a wee club in the north east." comment

I don't blame him giving some back to Pardew to be honest, another one who likes to talk and talk and cannot accept any form of criticism and likes to think the world is against him just like ole craggy face 'Arry
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on December 29, 2012, 01:32:48 PM
Makems 1-0 Spuds

Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on December 29, 2012, 01:35:31 PM
Makems 1-0 Spuds

All Spurs but they cannot finish - take a draw in that one.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dangerman on December 29, 2012, 03:19:39 PM
Bar our game it seems the other results In terms of villa's relegation are going our way Reading and Southampton both 1-0 up and villa losing  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 29, 2012, 03:29:52 PM
Wigan have been playing some good stuff so far. A great win for Spurs today, I really feel they could finish in the top four this season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dangerman on December 29, 2012, 04:13:53 PM
Wigan 2 - 0

 ;D

He's gorra goo franksie!!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on December 29, 2012, 04:16:14 PM
0-3 to Wigan!  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 29, 2012, 04:17:24 PM
Villa fans off in their droves get in Wigan. 15 goals in three games not even Barnett and Donk would do that bad.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dangerman on December 29, 2012, 04:18:26 PM
Villa talk in melt down.  ;D

Oh deary me!  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 29, 2012, 04:20:48 PM
Just to easy for Wigan, a team that before today haven't won in six games.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on December 29, 2012, 04:29:43 PM
Villa in bottom 3 :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dangerman on December 29, 2012, 04:33:41 PM
"Angry fan right here. Fed up of constantly being down about the pissing football results. Villa really are the team of numbing inevitability. No Christmas joy from them at all. Totally shameful and really not worth me spending my hard earned money on. I have been behind lambert this whole season and taking interest in the approach as in some ways it has been refreshing. I have also spent to support the team. But I need something back in return. It's all well and good them taking my money each week, but I want something back. After today (and thankfully I havnt gone to this game), I won't be spending again. "

Villa talk will be my source of bedtime reading tonight lol  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dangerman on December 29, 2012, 04:51:24 PM
Stoke!  >:(

Villa scrape out of relegation zone.  :(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on December 29, 2012, 05:16:52 PM
Southampton were sooo close.  :(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dangerman on December 29, 2012, 05:24:29 PM
Southampton were sooo close.  :(

Sadly these will be the team that'll let the side down.

Never mind!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on December 29, 2012, 05:46:47 PM
Be interesting to see what QPR, Reading and Southampton do next month as I would assume they're more like to sign better quality of players compared to Villa who will probably continue with the young and hungry approach. Reading will perhaps be similar to Villa as McDermott seems to favour those which will be disciplined and offer plenty of effort and endeavour which probably explains their lack of quality so far in this division.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jonny on December 29, 2012, 11:42:27 PM
More woeful refereeing today.....
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 30, 2012, 04:18:20 PM
Liverpool 2-0 up at QPR after 16 minutes, both from Suarez
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on December 30, 2012, 04:32:00 PM
0-3 agger 28 mins
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on December 30, 2012, 04:36:04 PM
eek we really shouldve beaten them by more
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 30, 2012, 04:42:25 PM
Chelsea, Man City and Spurs coming up for QPR. Personally I cant see them staying up. They have had six winable game since Harry has come in, Liverpool are in complete control of this game and cant see QPR making a comeback. 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DevonBaggie on December 30, 2012, 04:51:13 PM
Terrible defending from QPR, Liverpool are carving them open at will like a hot knife through butter  >:(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on December 30, 2012, 04:52:24 PM
eek we really shouldve beaten them by more
Or maybe it's our result(and their supposed bad luck) that has caused them to copitulate so much?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on December 30, 2012, 05:01:26 PM
cant see Arry saving them, he only went there for the money so if they go down he will be off like a shot!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on December 30, 2012, 06:54:28 PM
Or maybe it's our result(and their supposed bad luck) that has caused them to copitulate so much?
aye could be a factor. i think that and the newcastle game
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on January 01, 2013, 03:12:21 PM
Villa 1 down already. Swansea from KO go and hit the post.

They are being absolutely battered.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wdbroun on January 01, 2013, 03:49:52 PM
Villa 1 down already. Swansea from KO go and hit the post.

They are being absolutely battered.
Weimann scores equalizer after great pass from Benteke.

1-1

Villa looks desperate for a win, but rather shambolic and awkward with Swansea dominating possession.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wdbroun on January 01, 2013, 04:14:42 PM
Villa pulling many yellows. They are headed for a 10-man squad.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 01, 2013, 04:43:36 PM
villa might be having the last laugh today.2-1 up
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wdbroun on January 01, 2013, 04:44:20 PM
Villa scores again on Benteke penalty ...

1-2 @85'
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on January 01, 2013, 04:50:23 PM
Good results for us considering we messed up.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on January 01, 2013, 04:52:39 PM
Villa scores again on Benteke penalty ...

1-2 @85'

2-2

Last minute equaliser  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on January 01, 2013, 04:54:31 PM
Hm, Swansea equalize deep in injury time. I was thinking to myself that if Villa win here they will stay up, but to let in injury time goals is a sign of weak teams and often relegated teams struggle with 'unlucky' goals at bad times.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on January 01, 2013, 04:55:53 PM
oh dear :o such a shame ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wdbroun on January 01, 2013, 04:59:19 PM
Villa held their own against a powerful team. We could have used a Benteke against Fulham today ...
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on January 01, 2013, 07:14:08 PM
good thing we still have a bit of a margin on 8th place. today was majorlyy disappointing but with a few draws and losses to teams around us it seems like it's as you were.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on January 01, 2013, 07:22:54 PM
Southampton put a bit of pressure on Villa with a 1-1 draw with the gooners!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbarenno on January 01, 2013, 07:24:27 PM
good thing we still have a bit of a margin on 8th place. today was majorlyy disappointing but with a few draws and losses to teams around us it seems like it's as you were.

Until Liverpool beat Sunderland tomorrow
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 01, 2013, 07:26:51 PM
Southampton put a bit of pressure on Villa with a 1-1 draw with the gooners!

A really good point for Southamtpon tonight, typical Arsenal though get a few good wins then slip up at Southampton.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on January 01, 2013, 07:36:41 PM
Liverpool will spend but unlike dalglish Rodgers will get some decent enough players in to move them up a bit. Swansea are very similar to us they wont over spend. Sunderland,Fulham will spend so they will get closer to us.  Were in a good position but its going to get really tough.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on January 02, 2013, 04:21:21 PM
Until Liverpool beat Sunderland tomorrow
then itll be 2 points, still no guarantee thatll happen as sunderland will park the bus.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on January 02, 2013, 08:30:42 PM
Newcastle beating Everton 1-0. no Demba Ba in the squad so its safe to say he's on his way.
Liverpool beating Sunderland 2-0 Chelsea 0-0 QPR.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on January 02, 2013, 08:48:42 PM
Newcastle beating Everton 1-0. no Demba Ba in the squad so its safe to say he's on his way.
Liverpool beating Sunderland 2-0 Chelsea 0-0 QPR.

Newcastle 1-1 Everton Baines
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on January 02, 2013, 09:42:27 PM
QPR just won away at Chelsea... If they get going Villa might get into real trouble.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on January 02, 2013, 09:43:27 PM
QPR just won away at Chelsea... If they get going Villa might get into real trouble.

I expected QPR to get going at some point, Villa are in trouble.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on January 03, 2013, 12:06:49 AM
everton winning tonight means its going to be even harder to break into the top 6 really.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wdbroun on January 03, 2013, 06:12:38 AM
I expected QPR to get going at some point, Villa are in trouble.
QPR actually looked pretty tricky, too. They made so many excellent passes, and there were so many nice set pieces. We better get ready!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 03, 2013, 12:17:36 PM
That was a brilliant free kick from Leighton Baines. Perhaps one of the great free kicks I've seen. The movement on that ball was unbelievable. Newcastle look short of options and it'll be a big January for them managing the weight of Europe and a current relegation battle. They need a few wins to ease their fears and shorten the clubs down the bottom meaning the pressure will surely be on Villa if QPR start winning.

Villa have Southampton at home after the cup fixtures.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on January 12, 2013, 03:41:46 PM
1-0 Saints! in the words of Bianca :D

Rickee!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 13, 2013, 03:55:54 PM
We stay 7th for another week now as Liverpool lost  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 13, 2013, 04:15:33 PM
Arsenal down to 10 men, Koscielny sent off for rugby tackling Dzeko in the area, got it spot on. Dzeko's penalty saved by Szczesny who pushed onto th e post and rolled along the line back to him.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 13, 2013, 04:23:09 PM
Arsenal 0 City 1 Milner, cracking finish
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wdbroun on January 13, 2013, 04:26:36 PM
Arsenal down to 10 men, Koscielny sent off for rugby tackling Dzeko in the area, got it spot on. Dzeko's penalty saved by Szczesny who pushed onto th e post and rolled along the line back to him.
Hard to see Gunners hanging on for more than an hour against Man City with only ten. It's going to be a long match for them!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BaggieBirdRus on January 13, 2013, 04:28:10 PM
I think the red card was harsh and it should of been a yellow card. That's the problem with the modern game now as that happens many times in a game. There needs to be more consistency
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 13, 2013, 04:30:19 PM
I think the red card was harsh and it should of been a yellow card. That's the problem with the modern game now as that happens many times in a game. There needs to be more consistency

Definite red for a professional foul as there was no other Arsenal player around except the keeper and City had Tevez there ready to pop it in if Dzeko didn't
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 13, 2013, 04:34:00 PM
2-0 City, Dzeko
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wdbroun on January 13, 2013, 04:36:58 PM
2-0 City, Dzeko
This could get very ugly.  :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on January 13, 2013, 05:02:42 PM
I think Arsenal are fast becoming the new Liverpool. With less deluded fans though of course.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jonny on January 13, 2013, 05:24:41 PM
Dzeko's final ball is sooo poor!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: The Gaffer on January 13, 2013, 05:49:46 PM
There has to be a new record set today. I don't think I've ever seen a game where one player has been fouled so much. Jack Wilshere has spent most of the afternoon on his a*se.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on January 13, 2013, 05:51:47 PM
There has to be a new record set today. I don't think I've ever seen a game where one player has been fouled so much. Jack Wilshere has spent most of the afternoon on his a*se.

Appropriate given he is a complete a*se.  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Greenock Baggie on January 13, 2013, 06:47:38 PM
Appropriate given he is a complete a*se.  :D
Our under 21's made him look ordinary !!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 13, 2013, 11:35:46 PM
I think Arsenal are fast becoming the new Liverpool. With less deluded fans though of course.

Aresenal always seem to have one or two good results and then play poor in a gmae that they should win, Southampton away for instance.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dangerman on January 16, 2013, 09:37:09 PM
Southampton drawing with Chelsea 2-2 after being 2 nil down (see its not just us that gives away 2 goal leads) lol
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 16, 2013, 10:19:59 PM
Southampton drawing with Chelsea 2-2 after being 2 nil down (see its not just us that gives away 2 goal leads) lol

Southampton on a good roll, unbeaten in foru away games now, have a three point gap over Villa.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on January 16, 2013, 10:23:01 PM
They have 'spark' to their game as well. Stood up well against the late 'onslaught' from Chelsea. Southampton have improved a lot this season. The result was in no way undeserved.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on January 18, 2013, 11:51:33 AM
Apparently Nigel Adkins has been sacked. Would be crazy if true, he is a manager I've always rated.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 18, 2013, 11:53:55 AM
Apparently Nigel Adkins has been sacked. Would be crazy if true, he is a manager I've always rated.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2264403/Southampton-line-Argentine-international-Mauricio-Pochettino-Nigel-Adkins-facing-axe.html

Looks like they are preparing to get rid at some stage if not already
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 18, 2013, 11:57:32 AM
Ignore that, he's gone  ::)

replaced by Mauricio Pochettino

Disgraceful
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on January 18, 2013, 12:00:58 PM
Really shouldn't be surprised by anything in football any more, but I didn't see this coming.

Adkins will be a great manager for someone else, I hope the owners get what's coming to them.

Scandalous.

I assume this is what Guillem Balague was referring to earlier.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 18, 2013, 12:16:11 PM
Disgraceful.

The club appear to have turned a corner and with results on the upturn, why would you sack him now? Their timing is appalling. Another one of the reasons why football is down the pan.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: phbaggies on January 18, 2013, 12:17:04 PM
I dont think their fans are happy, and they do like the f word today!

http://www.saintsweb.co.uk/showthread.php?42459-Adkins-SACKED-OFFICAL!!!!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Slimbo on January 18, 2013, 12:18:55 PM
Disgraceful - a very good manager IMO
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: The Gaffer on January 18, 2013, 12:23:30 PM
Unbelievable decision to sack Adkins. Defies belief really.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 18, 2013, 12:28:30 PM
This has shocked me more than anything in football ever.Absolutely outrageous.Good luck Adkins, i think you will make a future England manager
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: The Gaffer on January 18, 2013, 12:33:55 PM
It is a disgrace. What the hell did Adkins have to do to keep his job???

Football now is just pathetic!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on January 18, 2013, 12:34:23 PM
Very strange decision, obviously a well planned move, if rather stupid, if they get relegated now the fans will be acid.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 18, 2013, 12:34:39 PM
A complete joke, five games unbeaten, four of them away too.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: The Gaffer on January 18, 2013, 12:36:34 PM
Adkins has been nothing but a success, who the hell could've done any better, and how????????

Absolutely stupid!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wdbroun on January 18, 2013, 01:01:57 PM
What irritates me is the corporate jargon-filled explanation from Cortese (or rather, his PR flack):

"Whilst we acknowledge the contribution Nigel has made during the past two years, for the club to progress and achieve our long-term targets a change was needed ... ."

Translation?

Backstab.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: The Gaffer on January 18, 2013, 01:04:31 PM
What IS there long term target? Champions League, Europe?

Bull***t.  Either they are lying or they are stupid. Delete as appropriate.

Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: lewisant on January 18, 2013, 01:11:46 PM
I was really disgusted when I heard this and just couldn't believe it! Like someone said results on the upturn, a great result weds he seems like one of footballs nice guys and o hope he can succeed with future endeavours
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wdbroun on January 18, 2013, 01:15:44 PM
What IS there long term target? Champions League, Europe?
... Either they are lying or they are stupid ...
... or both.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: CL3MO on January 18, 2013, 01:16:12 PM
It's not even about what he has done in the last two years for me. The disgusting part is that they have only lost 2 in 12 games, look an improving team with some very good young players that Adkins has brought on. Most bizarre managerial change in years.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: The Gaffer on January 18, 2013, 01:25:02 PM
It's not even about what he has done in the last two years for me. The disgusting part is that they have only lost 2 in 12 games, look an improving team with some very good young players that Adkins has brought on. Most bizarre managerial change in years.


Possibly EVER. I've known a few iffy ones, but this one is just senseless!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: royhan on January 18, 2013, 01:30:44 PM
After witnessing the crazy actions of overseas owners at Blackburn and Southampton I, for one, am glad that we have a British owner at the helm. At least understands the British game and is not living in a pie int the sky world.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Regis Rocket on January 18, 2013, 01:34:33 PM
Just found out and it is really shocking! :o
Thought Adkins and Soton had turned a corner this week with that draw against Chelsea on the back of their recent run, and were definitely going the right way to avoid the drop. I can understand Chairman/board wanting long term objectives for the club, but it is the timing that is bad!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: The Gaffer on January 18, 2013, 01:39:28 PM
Just found out and it is really shocking! :o
Thought Adkins and Soton had turned a corner this week with that draw against Chelsea on the back of their recent run, and were definitely going the right way to avoid the drop. I can understand Chairman/board wanting long term objectives for the club, but it is the timing that is bad!

How do they know Adkins couldn't have achieved their long term objectives (whatever they are). He hasn't failed at anything.

I'm not Saints fan (obviously) but this has really annoyed me, its just a disgrace. Even Fergie can't believe it.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 18, 2013, 02:18:46 PM
Did i hear correctly Saints new manager got the sack with his team bottom of the Spanish league
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wdbroun on January 18, 2013, 02:30:49 PM
It will be interesting to read the inevitable post-mortums that will come out in the media on exactly how this all transpired. You have to wonder if there wasn't some kind of heretofore-unreported conflict between Adkins and Cortese.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 18, 2013, 03:14:15 PM
Pochettino: "I know about the #saintsfc squad because I've been researching them for several weeks'

So looks like this has been planned for quite a while then  ::)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 18, 2013, 04:20:09 PM
He cant speak any English :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: zippyandbungle on January 18, 2013, 07:37:18 PM
Thank god the dingle rushed in and got Saunders  :D
I am devastated for Adkins but like I always say, if that's what the boss is like , better off away?
Villas next manager??
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 18, 2013, 08:38:19 PM
Adkins is a great manager did a great job at Scunny with a shoe string budget. Two straight promotions and only two defetas in the last twelve.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wdbroun on January 19, 2013, 03:46:23 AM
A cowardly and sick move by Cortese. All the ethical probity of Italian industry obviously obviously on show here ...
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/06/business/global/06iht-corrupt06.html?_r=0  (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/06/business/global/06iht-corrupt06.html?_r=0)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Wbamitch on January 20, 2013, 12:39:29 PM
Greenock Baggie i think it was who was assured Newcaslte would beat Reading and i have to admit so was I, judging by the highlights once again the opposing team could have been out of sight but that's a great result for them which really does drag Newcastle into it.

Villa vs Newcastle next which is a huge game. .

Looking forward to the games today, hoping for Chelsea and Tottenham wins with some nice dream team points also  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 21, 2013, 09:30:14 PM
Jason Puncheon, he went for a s*$t  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DownInAlbion on January 21, 2013, 09:34:17 PM
he sh!t$ when he wants he shi!t$ when he waaants jason puncheon he sh!t$ when hee wants haha great chant!!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on January 21, 2013, 09:34:49 PM
Southampton fans singing when Puncheon went down the tunnel & came back 5 minutes later, "he went for a s4!t, he went for a s4!t, Jason Puncheon, he went for a s4!t".......quality...............followed by "he'll s4!t when he wants"




EDIT: bit slow there  :o
 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 21, 2013, 09:35:39 PM
Good to see they have retained their humour.

A win is just what the new manager could do with but a point would still be a decent result against a solid Everton outfit.

Jelavic should have buried his effort about 10 or 15 minutes ago though.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 22, 2013, 08:17:36 AM
A very good point for Southampton, still a lot can change in the last few months of the season, but I think they will have enough to stay up thsi season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on January 22, 2013, 10:46:32 PM
Apart from the keeper the Toon have a full team of Frenchmen :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on January 22, 2013, 10:52:04 PM
Apart from the keeper the Toon have a full team of Frenchmen :o

It's getting a bit ridiculous isn't it? Importing cheap Frenchmen over British players. It's not exactly as if Newcastle are skint in comparison with a club like us that HAS to look for bargains.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on January 23, 2013, 09:12:07 PM
Asenal 5-1 up at the moment against West Ham
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 29, 2013, 09:24:54 AM
Please please Newcastle do what Bradford and Milwall have done of late :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 29, 2013, 08:06:34 PM
Villa losing 1-0. Cisse

http://www.firstevents.us/ch4.html - link for anybody interested.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 29, 2013, 08:07:35 PM
Good finish, but the Villa defence should be tighter to Cisse.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: boing_boing68 on January 29, 2013, 08:10:35 PM
in the 19th minute awell  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 29, 2013, 08:19:01 PM
Superb goal from Yohan Cabaye. Absolute beauty.

Villa 0-2 Newcastle
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on January 29, 2013, 08:19:18 PM
Oh dear Toon 2 up.Going down going down :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on January 29, 2013, 08:19:46 PM
stoke 1-0 wigan! takes villa out of the bottom three
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on January 29, 2013, 08:20:16 PM
Yeah they're still outside the bottom 3. We need Wigan to get something.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: lewisant on January 29, 2013, 08:20:35 PM
The transfer  deadline day driving side window talker crook has named two goalkeepers on the bench. Making a point that is in detriment to his team options for winning points
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: tuamigos on January 29, 2013, 08:21:27 PM
fans leaving after 31minutes
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 29, 2013, 08:23:49 PM
They are awful. Newcastle are hammering them. The lads in the centre are under so much pressure it is untrue. The new lad Sissoko looks very good I must say, although half of that is because Villa look a complete shambles defensively.

Brilliant viewing  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on January 29, 2013, 08:24:57 PM
I'm concerned that we couldn't beat these.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 29, 2013, 08:34:26 PM
They leave the pitch to a chorus of boos.  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on January 29, 2013, 08:35:11 PM
Boos ringing out from a half empty Seal Park, where is that Mc Numpty! ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on January 29, 2013, 08:37:24 PM
The transfer  deadline day driving side window talker crook has named two goalkeepers on the bench. Making a point that is in detriment to his team options for winning points

they might need them at the rate they are going! i wonder if your allowed to play with 2 goalkeepers!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on January 29, 2013, 08:42:42 PM
Boos ringing out from a half empty Seal Park, where is that Mc Numpty! ;D

he should be on here soon! he was one of the many who left at half time!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 29, 2013, 08:48:35 PM
Newcastle are completely bossing this game, and in are complete control, hope they get another early in the second half.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on January 29, 2013, 08:51:44 PM
I bet Odemwonga is watching his new team mates on the internt. Come on Man City stuff em
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 29, 2013, 08:55:15 PM
2-1.

Debatable penalty in my opinion.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on January 29, 2013, 09:11:27 PM
stoke 2-2 wigan :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: lewisant on January 29, 2013, 09:38:53 PM
It's like  watching a rubbish version of Stoke!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on January 29, 2013, 09:39:33 PM
stoke 2-2 wigan :D

that result puts vile in bottom 3
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on January 29, 2013, 09:40:02 PM
how in the hell did qpr get a draw    >:(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 29, 2013, 09:40:32 PM
Newcastle won 2-1  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on January 29, 2013, 09:50:12 PM
Watch Villa come in with an offer for Odemwonga now...  :P
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 29, 2013, 09:53:14 PM
how in the hell did qpr get a draw    >:(
I streamed the second half, eleven men behind the ball and Citeh were woeful.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 29, 2013, 10:30:49 PM
Stoke going through a bad run of late, great comeback from Wigan.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on January 30, 2013, 09:55:11 PM
Reading at it again 2-0 down finished 2-2 with 2 late goals
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 30, 2013, 10:02:44 PM
Another great comeback from Reading Le Fondre great player to have has a sub.. It gets even worse for Villa.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 31, 2013, 09:54:28 AM
Lets have your bottom 3 to go down now then
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on January 31, 2013, 12:34:44 PM
For some reason i think QPR, Reading and Southampton will all survive.That leaves 3 break points for the Vile
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Madalex85 on February 02, 2013, 11:43:37 AM
Anyone going to be watching the QPR-Norwich match? I'm an official Norwich fan for the next 3 hours or so, I hope the smash the sh*t out of those cockney mercenaries! Don't think I've ever wanted a club to go down as much as this, if they stay up there's no justice in the world!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on February 02, 2013, 12:08:31 PM
Anyone going to be watching the QPR-Norwich match? I'm an official Norwich fan for the next 3 hours or so, I hope the smash the sh*t out of those cockney mercenaries! Don't think I've ever wanted a club to go down as much as this, if they stay up there's no justice in the world!

I'm with you. Plus I'd really like to see Kei Kamara get some time for Norwich, but he's listed as "doubtful".
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Madalex85 on February 02, 2013, 01:33:54 PM
1st half nearly down and honours even, I'm playing a game of spot the multi million pound billionaires plaything here, not one shot on target, hope Norwich come out after half time and smash em  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on February 02, 2013, 03:23:43 PM
Need Anichebe to teach Marco how to do that.

Everton 1 - 1 Villa

Make that 1 - 2.  >:(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on February 02, 2013, 03:26:32 PM
Villa at least having a go and getting at Everton from the start which is something we woefully failed to do on Wednesday.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on February 02, 2013, 04:08:27 PM
Villa at least having a go and getting at Everton from the start which is something we woefully failed to do on Wednesday.

exactly, we had chances on weds but of course we failed to take them.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 02, 2013, 04:25:04 PM
1-3 :(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 02, 2013, 04:30:50 PM
1-3 :(

2-3 ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 02, 2013, 04:47:18 PM
2-3 ;D

2-1  Reading  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on February 02, 2013, 04:52:39 PM
Fellaini! 3-3   ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Aztech on February 02, 2013, 04:52:59 PM
3-3  ;D

Hate Vile
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 02, 2013, 04:54:44 PM
2-1  Reading  :D

oh dear! Everton have scored  :D :D :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 02, 2013, 04:56:11 PM
Newcastle3-2 Chelsea! taxi for Benitez!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on February 02, 2013, 05:03:49 PM
oh dear! Everton have scored  :D :D :D
its a grand old team  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: timdon on February 02, 2013, 05:15:55 PM
Like probably 90% of Albion fans, I really hope that the arrogant vile and the disgusting little club that is QPR both go down.........and todays results were just great in helping that possibility come true. Pleeeeeeeaaaaassssee. One would be great, both would be heaven
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 09, 2013, 03:08:54 PM
Spurs v Newcastle was a really good game today. Where would Spurs be without Bale.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on February 09, 2013, 03:12:31 PM
Spurs v Newcastle was a really good game today. Where would Spurs be without Bale.
Like every other team Harry Redknapp has managed.... imploded and falling off the radar.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 09, 2013, 03:13:02 PM
Swansea1-0 QPR Michu :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 09, 2013, 03:13:31 PM
Get in Swansa, Michu was due a goal.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on February 09, 2013, 03:18:35 PM
What a signing Michu has turned out to be. It will be interesting to see if they can keep hold of him for next season and see if he can carry on performing and scoring as he has this season so far.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on February 09, 2013, 03:22:01 PM
What a signing Michu has turned out to be. It will be interesting to see if they can keep hold of him for next season and see if he can carry on performing and scoring as he has this season so far.

They'll probably stick him on the right wing to accommodate an inferior summer signing...  ::)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 09, 2013, 03:22:57 PM
Swansea1-0 QPR Michu :D

2-0 Rangel :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on February 09, 2013, 03:27:26 PM
What a shame for 'Arry, second relegation from the top flight on his CV,  bet Reidy points out to PO how his 'old' team got on.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 09, 2013, 03:33:21 PM
Great to see QPR losing too nil ha ha
Chelsea 1 Wigan 0
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 09, 2013, 03:40:54 PM
Sunderland 0-1 Arsenal Cazorla
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on February 09, 2013, 03:55:20 PM
They'll probably stick him on the right wing to accommodate an inferior summer signing...  ::)

Why? is that where he played for previous clubs & his national team?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 09, 2013, 04:13:18 PM
2-0 Rangel :D
2-1 Zamora :(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 09, 2013, 04:15:28 PM
2-1 Zamora :(

3-1 Hernandez :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: AlbionLegend on February 09, 2013, 04:30:50 PM
4-1 Michu, great goal - Swansea look a very good team.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 09, 2013, 04:36:13 PM
4-1 Michu, great goal - Swansea look a very good team.

He has been the buy of the season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on February 09, 2013, 05:05:33 PM
Kei Kamara got 8 or 9 minutes for Norwich and did quite well; had a couple of nice tackles.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 09, 2013, 05:56:24 PM
Southampton 2-0 up against City :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 09, 2013, 05:59:40 PM
Get in there Southampton, things getting even worse for Villa now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 09, 2013, 06:12:54 PM
Southampton 2-0 up against City :o

2-1 Dzeko
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 09, 2013, 06:42:37 PM
2-1 Dzeko

3-1 Barry OG
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dangerman on February 09, 2013, 06:49:50 PM
It's a shame reading couldnt have got a result today.

Tomorrow against West Ham is a must win now for villa IMO.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on February 10, 2013, 01:32:56 PM
Plenty of empty seats at the villa today
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on February 10, 2013, 01:33:47 PM
Miss of the season from Wiemann  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 10, 2013, 01:35:51 PM
It was a shocking miss. West Ham due some goals away from home only scored seven all season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on February 10, 2013, 03:53:09 PM
We will be looking over our shoulders soon if we ain't careful. Sunderland is a must win to start some momentum going
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on February 10, 2013, 06:57:51 PM
Man United winning today gives them a 12 point lead over Man City and basically means they shall win the league at a canter. No way will they fluff a 12 point lead.

It isn't a vintage United side and many will argue it could possibly be Fergie's worst, however, whilst not being brilliant they have managed to comfortably put teams away, a particular area where Man City have failed, last night being a prime example. United have an iffy defence and an iffy midfield but up-front they are packed with killer quality and the addition of Robin Van Persie to compliment the likes of Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez is what will have won United another title.

The other game today between Villa and West Ham was a complete bore-fest between two poor teams who looked very much championship quality.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on February 17, 2013, 04:25:08 PM
Liverpool are beating Swansea 4-0.

I would assume that the Swansea priorities are elsewhere.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 17, 2013, 05:12:47 PM
If Swansea hadnt had the cup final next week, I would have fancied them to get something at Liverpool today. Did Liverpool get awarded another soft penalty today?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 17, 2013, 06:46:18 PM
Rodgers was moaning about the Premier league not helping him with the fixtures. i bet he didnt moan about Swansea putting out an understrength side ::)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on February 17, 2013, 07:42:56 PM
If Swansea hadnt had the cup final next week, I would have fancied them to get something at Liverpool today. Did Liverpool get awarded another soft penalty today?
I didn't watch so cannot call on the severity but they were rewarded at least 2 pens (first and last goals)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: AlbionLegend on February 17, 2013, 07:59:23 PM
I only saw the first penalty and it was a stupid challenge from a Swansea player, just happened to be Suarez he fouled.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on February 17, 2013, 10:14:03 PM
Huge Premiership weekend next week, big games  Arsenal v Villa, Reading V Wigan, QPR home to Man Utd, I suspect the relegation battle will start to clarify after those games.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 18, 2013, 02:32:21 PM
Cant really see Villa and QPR getting much, Wigan need to win at Reading.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on February 18, 2013, 04:23:00 PM
Reading please beat Wigan for obvious reasons :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on February 23, 2013, 12:56:28 PM
Tony Pulis has 6' 3" Geoff Cameron, who played centre-half for Houston Dynamo last year, at CAM.  ???   It's so daft that I hope it actually works.  :P
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBArgo on February 23, 2013, 01:11:34 PM
That is so brilliantly Stoke, right pegs and right holes though, who knows!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on February 23, 2013, 01:34:06 PM
Superb strike by Berbatov.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DownInAlbion on February 23, 2013, 02:33:11 PM
why is fulham v stoke on tv? surely they couldve picked a more exciting game!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on February 23, 2013, 02:51:59 PM
Last year I got a steady diet of Fulham (Clint Dempsey) and Everton (Tim Howard) on ESPN. Now Stoke is the Flavour of the Month, with Cameron and Brek Shea.  ::)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 23, 2013, 03:14:11 PM
Arsenal 1-0 Villa Cazorla :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: NethertonBaggie on February 23, 2013, 03:55:36 PM
Arsenal 1-0 Villa Cazorla :D

And back they go!!!!!  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Baggie Artist on February 23, 2013, 04:27:54 PM
For goodness sake Arsenal
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on February 23, 2013, 05:05:28 PM
Kei Kamara was a beast for Norwich. Came on in the 58th minute, had a couple of close shots just miss, then scored in the 84th minute (http://msn.foxsports.com/video?videoid=51353413-61ba-4aa3-a660-0b06df79e252) on a wicked header to bring Norwich level with Everton. Grant Holt knocked in (http://msn.foxsports.com/video?videoid=33483d0b-a11e-426c-bd8c-d1ffdc8a2719) a loose ball in the six-yard box in added time for the winner.

Why should you care? Because Norwich beat the team sitting in our Europa League slot.  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbako on February 24, 2013, 10:45:15 PM
Alan Pardew is a douchebag.

That is all.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on February 25, 2013, 09:51:08 PM
Gareth freakin' Bale. Jeee-zus Christ.

Edit: Uh, to clarify, Mr. Bale just scored a rather excellent goal in added time to sink West Ham.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on February 25, 2013, 10:03:11 PM
Simply superb.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DevonBaggie on February 25, 2013, 10:07:06 PM
i'll tell you what, i told my brother to put a 10 quid bet on tottenham to win as soon as west ham scored to make it 2-1, it was 8/1 and he said nah not risking it, bet hes regretting it now  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on March 01, 2013, 05:07:35 PM
North London Derby on Sunday.Gareth Bale v Arsenal
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 02, 2013, 05:05:11 PM
North London Derby on Sunday.Gareth Bale v Arsenal
Looking forward to that one should be a decent game.
A great result for West Ham at Stoke today.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on March 02, 2013, 05:32:00 PM
Looking forward to that one should be a decent game.
A great result for West Ham at Stoke today.
agreed, and hopefully west ham winning at stoke means we can go there and do the same. Give it a go away from home
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 02, 2013, 05:34:21 PM
Three minutes in and Liverpool are already ahead of Wigan.   >:(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on March 02, 2013, 05:35:03 PM
Three minutes in and Liverpool are already ahead of Wigan.   >:(
just going to say, going to be one of those weekends.... 9th place here we come
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: kc56wba on March 02, 2013, 05:37:50 PM
just going to say, going to be one of those weekends.... 9th place here we come
Yes 9th in the Premier League, not in the bottom 3 like the Vile.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on March 02, 2013, 05:40:53 PM
Still think Wigan will win , fancy Scharner to score.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 02, 2013, 05:48:33 PM
Still think Wigan will win , fancy Scharner to score.

It's a pleasure to see him again.  :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 02, 2013, 05:49:13 PM
This is going downhill.  ::)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on March 02, 2013, 05:51:18 PM
On paper look at the teams above us and their resources they have. Were fighting with Swansea to try and finish above Liverpool which is a tough task.  Don't forget either that Swansea had 20 million to spend with in the summer.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: kc56wba on March 02, 2013, 05:53:39 PM
On paper look at the teams above us and their resources they have. Were fighting with Swansea to try and finish above Liverpool which is a tough task.  Don't forget either that Swansea had 20 million to spend with in the summer.
I think a lot of our fans forget that.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 02, 2013, 05:56:05 PM
Luke Moore scored today, yes Luke Moore scored today.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on March 02, 2013, 06:06:41 PM
God dam you Wigan >:(. One week they look great then the next they look awful.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Dexy on March 02, 2013, 07:07:12 PM
Bad set of results all round today!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 02, 2013, 07:11:53 PM
God dam you Wigan >:(. One week they look great then the next they look awful.

Typcial Wigan, shows how far we have come when people are dissapionted to be 9th.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 03, 2013, 04:41:44 PM
Shocking defending from Arsenal Spurs 2-0 Arsenal.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on March 03, 2013, 05:11:34 PM
looking at the Sky Sports stats Arsenal have had 70% of the possession :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on March 03, 2013, 05:22:20 PM
mertersaker pulls one back for Arsenal
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on March 03, 2013, 06:47:25 PM
Thought that was a superb game of fast attacking football from both sides. In the end, Arsenal's defensive frailties were once again on show. The two goals they have given away are both basic to the extreme. Whenever I've played football, I've always been taught to not try and play offside when there is no pressure on the ball (I was never comfortable playing offside anyway). Yet the Arsenal back line for both goals continued to try and play offside with little pressure on the ball and on both occasions were caught out.

The second goal I thought was a joke to be honest. Nacho Monreal can see that Thomas Vermaelen is a yard or two in-front of him yet still tries to play Aaron Lennon offside. The lack of leadership and communication in the back four is scary.

Arsenal came into a lot more in the second half but Spurs held on to record a 2-1 victory.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: The Gaffer on March 03, 2013, 06:52:11 PM
Jan Vertonghen was absolutely outstanding today for Spurs. Best all round central defensive performance I've seen for ages. Read just about every situation perfectly.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 04, 2013, 09:08:11 PM
Ah, those zany Vile fans wearing space suits. "In space, no-one can hear you scream."   ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on March 04, 2013, 09:28:16 PM
That's the kind of defending (Clarke) that gets you relegated. Reminded me of Martins for us under Mowbray.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 04, 2013, 09:32:38 PM
Wonderful play by Yaya Toure to get that shot off. He deserved a goal for that.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Dudleylad on March 04, 2013, 09:49:49 PM
The worrying thing is I dont think the majority of the Villa players have any desire for a scrap either. 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 04, 2013, 09:53:57 PM
Mr. Delph has a potty mouth.  :P
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on March 04, 2013, 10:02:06 PM
Mr. Delph has a potty mouth.  :P

Two match ban now.

1-0 loss, but a spirited performance.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Topman on March 04, 2013, 10:04:43 PM
interesting coverage from WM tonight. We win a liverpool, no chance for fans to react afterwards as the programme finished un like the Villa tonight who have plenty of time to react !!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on March 05, 2013, 08:48:11 AM
Man City looked Laboured
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on March 09, 2013, 03:25:29 PM
QPR 0-1 Sunderland Fletcher :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on March 09, 2013, 03:38:04 PM
QPR 0-1 Sunderland Fletcher :D

1-1 and the Villa have just equalised >:(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 10, 2013, 09:41:48 AM
Hoping for Fulham, Newcastle and Spurs wins today.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 10, 2013, 05:14:17 PM
Liverpoolfootballclub 1 - 2 Spurs

 ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 10, 2013, 05:18:47 PM
Stoke lost in the last minute.  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 10, 2013, 05:26:32 PM
Brad Friedel wouldn't have botched that.   >:(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on March 10, 2013, 08:27:42 PM
A cheeky bid for Tevez to partner Lukaku up front next season anyone?..... :) How many would those two bag between them?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on March 10, 2013, 08:54:10 PM
oh man, flipping liverpool again plus man city vs united or chelsea in the cup!  >:(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on March 11, 2013, 05:48:09 PM
BBC Sport ?@BBCSport

Reading Football Club announces the departure of manager Brian McDermott from the club #rfc
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 11, 2013, 05:50:27 PM
Utter madness at Reading. Results haven't been good of late but what do they expect.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on March 11, 2013, 05:56:15 PM
BBC Sport ?@BBCSport

Reading Football Club announces the departure of manager Brian McDermott from the club #rfc

Thats unbelievable with 9 games to go when they have it all to play for Liam! High risk strategy! Having said that if Steve Morgan wants to get a footballing decision right for a change then there is the perfect coach for WWFC. Couldnt do any worse than Saunders 1 win in 11........!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on March 11, 2013, 05:58:02 PM
Thought McDermott did an incredible job of winning the league with a pretty poor Reading team.

The team just does not have the quality, I've said that all along. Not sure you can blame the manager for that.
Thats unbelievable with 9 games to go when they have it all to play for Liam! High risk strategy! Having said that if Steve Morgan wants to get a footballing decision right for a change then there is the perfect coach for WWFC. Couldnt do any worse than Saunders 1 win in 11........!

Wolves would do well to snap him up.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on March 11, 2013, 06:04:57 PM
I'm not surprised to be honest, Saturday was always going to be a crunch game with the likes of Man United and Arsenal coming up and to not win has obviously lead to this sacking. I do feel they are probably the worst side in the league and were one of the certainties for relegation, although the table would say otherwise. Be interesting to see who they appoint with such short time remaining during the season but although on the whole he's done a very good job but its still a sacking which doesn't surprise me.

Thats unbelievable with 9 games to go when they have it all to play for Liam! High risk strategy! Having said that if Steve Morgan wants to get a footballing decision right for a change then there is the perfect coach for WWFC. Couldnt do any worse than Saunders 1 win in 11........!

If I remember correctly Wolves made an approach for him last season but he signed a new contract at Reading instead
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Barrington on March 11, 2013, 06:25:57 PM
It looked pretty much like they were going down anyway, but I think this has put the final nail in the coffin. This is not the time to be changing managers really at this relatively late stage of the season. Also, if they do go down, McDermott would have been a good shout for trying to get them promoted again. I think it's a strange decision at this time really. Who knows though? They could have someone really good lined up and they'll all live happily ever after :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: royhan on March 11, 2013, 07:07:41 PM
It looked pretty much like they were going down anyway, but I think this has put the final nail in the coffin. This is not the time to be changing managers really at this relatively late stage of the season. Also, if they do go down, McDermott would have been a good shout for trying to get them promoted again. I think it's a strange decision at this time really. Who knows though? They could have someone really good lined up and they'll all live happily ever after :)

The bookies have made Paolo Di Canio an odds on favourite. A fiery Italian at the helm and an impatient Russian tycoon as the owner is not a combination I'd want at our club. It is a sure recipe for an unhappy dressing room. Thank goodness for JP!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on March 11, 2013, 08:34:33 PM
Bit gutted that he's gone, Reading certs to go down now. Would be such an easy away day for me next season too :(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 16, 2013, 02:38:28 PM
Well that sucks. Three points for Everton.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on March 16, 2013, 02:45:49 PM
surely all over for City now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 16, 2013, 02:55:33 PM
Title going to Old Trafford now.
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Post by: Quakes Fan on March 16, 2013, 03:13:22 PM
Brad Guzan has been immense for the Vile this season. Just made another superb save to deny QPR.  :(
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Post by: gerry m on March 16, 2013, 03:29:40 PM
Villa 0-1 QPR
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Post by: gerry m on March 16, 2013, 03:38:11 PM
Villa 0-1 QPR
2-0 southamptn :D
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Post by: gerry m on March 16, 2013, 04:22:29 PM
2-0 southamptn :D

Villa 2-1 :(
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Post by: gerry m on March 16, 2013, 04:36:09 PM
Villa 2-1 :(

Villa 2-2 :D
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Post by: gerry m on March 16, 2013, 04:43:24 PM
Villa 2-2 :D

Villa 3-2 :(
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Post by: gerry m on March 16, 2013, 04:45:04 PM
Villa 3-2 :(

Saints 3-1 :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on March 17, 2013, 02:30:07 PM
Sunderland drawing with Norwich 1-1.

Two questionable decisions from the officials. Firstly the decision to send off the keeper Bunn when the ball hits him in the stomach and secondly to award a penalty for an alleged handball against Bassong after he chests the ball which happens to catch his arm, despite no Sunderland players being around him.

Sunderland are quite an awful side if I'm honest and will now probably go on to win this game.
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Post by: WBASPE77 on March 17, 2013, 03:35:17 PM
Sunderland were awful today. Soft pen given to them, Norwich should have had a pen.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on March 17, 2013, 03:44:50 PM
Sunderland drawing with Norwich 1-1.

Two questionable decisions from the officials. Firstly the decision to send off the keeper Bunn when the ball hits him in the stomach and secondly to award a penalty for an alleged handball against Bassong after he chests the ball which happens to catch his arm, despite no Sunderland players being around him.

Sunderland are quite an awful side if I'm honest and will now probably go on to win this game.

Ball quite clearly hits the underside of Bunns arm which he has in the air thus stopping a goalscoring opportunity, no brainer RED card.

Ball hits Bassongs chest & then on to his outstretched arm, Bassongs had made a move towards the ball with his arm, no brainer PENALTY,

Norwich should of had a penalty with Rose's handball INSIDE the box, Ref called it wrong.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 17, 2013, 04:04:41 PM
Really need three points for Wigan to keep pace with the Vile.

Looks like it's going to happen.   ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on March 17, 2013, 08:09:45 PM
Ball quite clearly hits the underside of Bunns arm which he has in the air thus stopping a goalscoring opportunity, no brainer RED card.

Ball hits Bassongs chest & then on to his outstretched arm, Bassongs had made a move towards the ball with his arm, no brainer PENALTY,

Norwich should of had a penalty with Rose's handball INSIDE the box, Ref called it wrong.

The reply I saw suggested the ball hit Bunn's stomach although his hands were in a ridiculous position to start with.

For me the second one is incredibly harsh. Bassong has chested the ball which has made contact with his arm which I feel is a harsh penalty. Had a Sunderland player been waiting for a shooting opportunity and the arm deflects the ball away then quite rightly, that would be a penalty, but when I'm closer to the action than a Sunderland player I think he's very unlucky.

Equally another shocking decision in the Newcastle game. How the lad never got sent off for that challenge is ridiculous.
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Post by: gerry m on March 17, 2013, 08:11:02 PM
glad Wigan won but very lucky! should have been down to 10 men, and clear handball for the winner.
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Post by: wba1993dave on March 17, 2013, 08:33:49 PM
Must say Sunderland were shocking, I think they could go down.  O'Neil is so overated. Paid 10 million for Adam Johnson who is garbage, and he also paid 5 million for Graham who is just a plank. And paid over the odds for Fletcher. They also play a dire brand of football. If they do stay up I would sack O'Neil and get a new manager in.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: tuamigos on March 22, 2013, 03:11:38 PM
See the Hammers have been awarded the Olympic Stadium as their home ground.
A team that averages 30,000 playing in a 54,000 seater stadium with a running track?

http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11685/8583072/West-Ham-confirmed-as-new-tenants-for-the-Olympic-Stadium
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on March 22, 2013, 04:35:26 PM
Theo Walcott out for England.Could be out for the game against us 2 weeks Saturday
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on March 22, 2013, 05:10:35 PM
See the Hammers have been awarded the Olympic Stadium as their home ground.
A team that averages 30,000 playing in a 54,000 seater stadium with a running track?

http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11685/8583072/West-Ham-confirmed-as-new-tenants-for-the-Olympic-Stadium
You heard Of Hertha Berlin? They play in the German Olympic stadium. that is a team is 34,000 average attendance with a 75,000 seat stadium with running track. In the German second league!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on March 30, 2013, 09:41:48 PM
Martin O'Neill has left Sunderland
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Post by: 17GD on March 30, 2013, 10:44:51 PM
Yep. Sacked apparently.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on March 31, 2013, 01:49:57 PM
Not surprised by this really as Sunderland are very poor. I did say that I felt his bubble would burst when he got the job.

on BBC last night they said that there was going to be an announcement during MOTD ...I half expected to hear that Pulis had gone.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 31, 2013, 02:15:16 PM
Luis Suarez may be a diving, whinging bell-end, but what a superb player he is. Hard to believe Liverpool haven't gotten anything yet.
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Post by: Aztech on March 31, 2013, 02:49:05 PM
2-1 Liverpool  ;D
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Post by: gerry m on March 31, 2013, 02:52:22 PM
2-1 Liverpool  ;D

Villa back in the bottom three then :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 31, 2013, 03:33:50 PM
Pleased to see Liverpool beat Villa. Villa are another step nearer to going down.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on March 31, 2013, 03:50:23 PM
Not surprised to see O'Neill sacked. Sunderland for me have probably been the worst side in this division alongside Reading and have failed to impress me in both fixtures we've played against them this season. I'm not particularly keen on MON as a manager either, think he's very over-rated when he isn't abusing the transfer market. You would hate to be a manager having to revive the O'Neill era as you get left with average mediocre footballers whose only asset is to run through walls for the manager and in this case, O'Neill couldn't even achieve that at Sunderland.

Rumours have it that Paolo Di Canio is having talks with the chairman Ellis Short. Be interesting to see how that turns out but I really do not see the likes of John O'Shea and Titus Bramble being able to play the type of football that PDC would require them to play. They quite simply are not accustomed to that.

Villa also lost - Good second half performance from Liverpool.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Mat15(MH) on March 31, 2013, 10:11:53 PM
Di Canio signs 2 and a half year deal with Sunderland. Many interesting interviews ahead I imagine
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 31, 2013, 10:22:58 PM
Didn't think they would go for Di Canio really, should be very interesting to see how he gets on.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on April 01, 2013, 10:40:09 AM
Think Sunderland have made a huge mistake with DiCanio, I don't rate him at all. Perhaps they are expecting relegation and think DiCanio will be able to get them promoted from the Championship next season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on April 01, 2013, 12:37:27 PM
Think Sunderland have made a huge mistake with DiCanio, I don't rate him at all. Perhaps they are expecting relegation and think DiCanio will be able to get them promoted from the Championship next season.

I think they desreve all the garbage that they will get with this appointment - just cannot see on what level he would be chosen by a Premiership club he has not connection to ?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dangerman on April 01, 2013, 12:39:08 PM
This has probably confirmed villa's safety.

This is the kind of luck villa always get.

Never mind!  >:(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jonny on April 01, 2013, 09:20:07 PM
Cracking game at Craven Cottage!

Can QPR come back!?!?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 01, 2013, 09:41:42 PM
Sidwell not a red card for me.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on April 01, 2013, 10:15:14 PM
happy rangers lost, all but down now in my eyes with reading. who will be the 3rd? i still think villa will stay up, either sunderland, wigwam or narwich for me.
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Post by: The Gaffer on April 01, 2013, 10:27:12 PM
Sidwell not a red card for me.


Nor me. A yellow yes but tackles like this shouldn't be a red, there was no intent.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 02, 2013, 12:02:59 AM
QPR look very much like there going down no there game with Reading is the last real chance for them, however they had to win either tonight or at Villa a couple of weeks ago to give themselves an real hope .
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 07, 2013, 12:58:42 PM
Hoping for Wigan, Sunderland, Newcastle and West Ham wins today.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on April 07, 2013, 05:03:37 PM
Bobby Zamora-Boots Jordi Gomez in the side of the head, looks surprised to be sent off. Fans boo Gomez.

0-0 HT
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Post by: crazedwbafan18 on April 07, 2013, 05:08:25 PM
fulham lose at newcastle so cant overtake us with their game in hand :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 07, 2013, 05:18:44 PM
I think Sunderland will take a lot of encouragement from there performance today. Big win for Newcastle that could make them safe now. Liverpool well inconsistent yet again last three games Southampton, Villa and West Ham only 4 points from them. Just need Wigan to score now.
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Post by: wba1993dave on April 07, 2013, 05:37:06 PM
I can see Stoke getting relegated.  ;D   They have some right tough games coming up. Villa will be fine and so will Wigan. Sunderland will be alright aswell.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: AlbionLegend on April 07, 2013, 05:47:07 PM
QPR and Wigan are so poor.
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Post by: wba1993dave on April 07, 2013, 06:00:39 PM
 ???Flipping Wigan. >:(   Most frustrating team in the league. Beat Everton 3-0 a few weeks back then lose to this shower of rubbish. Watch them turn up and beat us in a few weeks time.

edit 1-1 :D  Still should of gone for the win though.
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Post by: up_the_baggies on April 07, 2013, 06:07:41 PM
That practically relegates QPR, very happy with that.

Can't wait to see Redknapp's post match interview ;D
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Post by: Hunnington Baggie on April 07, 2013, 06:08:20 PM
And like that Wigan pull out a draw. Wigan (Maloney) 1-1 QPR (Remy) FT
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Post by: addy on April 07, 2013, 06:09:36 PM
Cheerio QPR.
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Post by: gerry m on April 07, 2013, 06:12:16 PM
oh dear! would you Adam and Eve it Arry! ha ha see you later spiv!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 07, 2013, 06:29:55 PM
Wigan for the large part were awful.

No complaints about the Zamora red card - definite red.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on April 07, 2013, 07:09:49 PM
oh dear! would you Adam and Eve it Arry! ha ha see you later spiv!

What a shame that rat Osaze isn't aboard that particular sinking ship  :'(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 07, 2013, 07:33:42 PM
All over for QPR now, a game they simply had to win, they played well. Wigan were poor today and that was a bit chance to get three points.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on April 07, 2013, 07:59:52 PM
I can see Stoke getting relegated.  ;D   They have some right tough games coming up. Villa will be fine and so will Wigan. Sunderland will be alright aswell.
we can dream my friend, we can dream  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 07, 2013, 08:50:21 PM
The Newcastle v Sunderland derby is going to be massive next week.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: timdon on April 07, 2013, 09:02:25 PM
QPR, Villa, and Stoke would be the dream ticket, but I would happily settle for QPR and any one from two.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 08, 2013, 01:31:42 PM
What a disaster next season could be for QPR, cant see Remy, Samba, Cesar hanging around to play in the Championship. Would Harry stay at QPR cant see it either myself.
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Post by: WBASPE77 on April 08, 2013, 07:04:01 PM
I fancy City to win tonight, hopefully it should be a great game tonight.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on April 09, 2013, 03:21:52 PM
Why don't we see if Arry will swap Odemwingie for Remy?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: AlbionLegend on April 09, 2013, 04:54:22 PM
'arry wont be there if they go down, he will probably resign and move on to the next club to destroy.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 09, 2013, 04:56:00 PM
I see another Portsmouth happening similar size ground players on big wages.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: timdon on April 09, 2013, 05:55:19 PM
I am just praying for this lot to go down. They are everything that is wrong with football, all wrapped up in a horrible tin pot. Crazy wages, crazy transfer fees, overambitious, trying to buy success etc etc. And to cap it all, Deluded Arry as their manager. Goodbye and good riddance, pleeeeeeease
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wdbroun on April 10, 2013, 04:03:29 AM
Why don't we see if Arry will swap Odemwingie for Remy?
Alas. We would have been feeling some poetic justice just about now if we HAD let Pete go in January, as I'm sure he wouldn't have saved 'em.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 11, 2013, 09:32:26 AM
Alas. We would have been feeling some poetic justice just about now if we HAD let Pete go in January, as I'm sure he wouldn't have saved 'em.

I don't think that the impact that he would have made would have been enough. I doubt he would have got many starts ahead of Remy.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on April 13, 2013, 03:49:07 PM
Everton 1-0 QPR Gibson
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Post by: WBASPE77 on April 13, 2013, 03:57:48 PM
Another nail in QPR'S coffin.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Baggie Artist on April 13, 2013, 04:15:12 PM
God, Fulham are useless
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on April 13, 2013, 04:17:43 PM
Everton 1-0 QPR Gibson

arsenal 0-1 norwich :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 13, 2013, 04:18:53 PM
Everton 2-0, all over for QPR now. Stoke are really in it now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on April 13, 2013, 04:19:24 PM
Southampton 1-0 up, anyone get the feeling they may finish above us ?  ::)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 13, 2013, 04:31:13 PM
Villa 1 Fulham 1 get in.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 14, 2013, 12:02:25 PM
Here's a link for Newcastle v Sunderland
http://www.viplivesports.eu/football/144252/1/newcastle-united-vs-sunderland-live-stream-online.html
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 14, 2013, 12:24:02 PM
Come on Sunderland.For obvious reasons
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 14, 2013, 12:29:32 PM
PDC What a passionate man
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 14, 2013, 12:37:56 PM
A top class save from Migonlet. Been a decent game so far Sunderland look a new team with Di Canio in charge.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 14, 2013, 02:12:20 PM
Stoke 0 United 1 a very poor goal but this is what we want.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 14, 2013, 06:58:42 PM
Impressed with Sunderland today. Copied the enthusiasm of their manager. Much better than what I've seen from them in recent weeks under MON. They were very much shackles on but it looks as though Paulo Di Canio will give them the freedom to express themselves - any doubts over his appointment I'm sure are very quiet tonight considering it was their first win at St James Park since 2000.

Disappointingly, trouble broke out after the game.

http://tyneandwear.sky.com/news/article/63543/violent-disorder-by-newcastle-united-fans-in-city-centre-after

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2308933/Newcastle-riots-Footballs-weekend-shame-continues.html
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 14, 2013, 07:05:05 PM
If the trouble hadn't been on tv yesterday no-one would be making anything of it today, been happening regularly throughout this season at various places.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 14, 2013, 07:24:02 PM
United didn't have to get out of second gear once today, Stoke were very poor. Sunderland look like a new team the scored three very good goals today.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on April 14, 2013, 09:14:36 PM
If the trouble hadn't been on tv yesterday no-one would be making anything of it today, been happening regularly throughout this season at various places.

I think the fact it was the first trouble at the new Wembley would still have made it a big issue, not just the TV coverage.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 14, 2013, 09:19:11 PM
I think the fact it was the first trouble at the new Wembley would still have made it a big issue, not just the TV coverage.

I think you misunderstood my comment.

If there had been no trouble yesterday nothing as much would be made of todays.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Adder on April 14, 2013, 09:30:32 PM
I know he's passionate but I think Di Canio needs to reign it in a bit. This type of on pitch celebration especially at away grounds is only going to stoke up the home supporters.
Sounds as though he was on the pitch during the game as well.
Looking at the film of the trouble it didn't look good. 29 arrests is a significant amount and there are probably a few more to come when all the film footage has been examined.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 14, 2013, 09:45:41 PM
I had to laugh at the idiot who tried punching the horse  :D Coppers should have walked the horse all over him.

I know Paulo Di Canio isn't going to be everybody's cup of tea but I think the bloke is brilliant, especially on the touch line. Yes, he might be a bit of a bell-end with his players and in particular his past history but the raw emotion on the touch line was great to see, even more so when he and his players embraced in that group hug after the third goal. Sunderland as a club needed a kick up the backside and he seems to have given the club just that whilst in the process winning over large sections of the support - he needed a result today, especially with Everton, one of their traditional bogey teams coming up next.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on April 14, 2013, 10:09:02 PM
I think you misunderstood my comment.

If there had been no trouble yesterday nothing as much would be made of todays.

Ah, I did misread it, agreed.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on April 14, 2013, 10:28:18 PM
Also, there was also major trouble at Brentford with Pompey fans invading the pitch before the final whistle, Rochdale/Vale incident and Bradford fans fighting with stewards so not a great day for football...................
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbako on April 14, 2013, 10:45:38 PM
Di Canio's celebrations are great. Fair play to him.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: liam-zuiverloon on April 15, 2013, 12:47:36 AM
I seem to remember Pardew demonstrating some unsporting behaviour at the end of a recent derby with sunderland, good on PDC
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 15, 2013, 07:33:24 AM
Also, there was also major trouble at Brentford with Pompey fans invading the pitch before the final whistle, Rochdale/Vale incident and Bradford fans fighting with stewards so not a great day for football...................

There have been a number of similar incidents to those happening all season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WSBaggie on April 15, 2013, 10:50:51 AM
Also, there was also major trouble at Brentford with Pompey fans invading the pitch before the final whistle, Rochdale/Vale incident and Bradford fans fighting with stewards so not a great day for football...................

I wonder why all these incidents are been brought to light now? Wouldn't surprise me if the papers were sending journalists to go start the trouble.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 15, 2013, 10:54:51 AM
I wonder why all these incidents are been brought to light now? Wouldn't surprise me if the papers were sending journalists to go start the trouble.

Why would they do that ? it goes on just doesn't make the press all the while especially the national press
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on April 15, 2013, 10:58:01 AM
Di Canio is a breath of fresh air.I loved his passion.I wish more managers would show it.He will keep Sunderland up
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WSBaggie on April 16, 2013, 11:51:38 AM
Why would they do that ? it goes on just doesn't make the press all the while especially the national press

It was pretty tongue in cheek. My point was exactly what you have said that is goes on and never gets mentioned. It annoys me because the media jumps all over it after the Wembley incident. That's the media for you though...
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Standaman on April 16, 2013, 01:30:50 PM
A few thoughts on the myth that Van Persie is about to win the title for United. Might also worth bearing in mind when talking about the impact of star player departures closer to home.

http://tinyurl.com/cq87c5w
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 20, 2013, 12:55:53 PM
Hoping for Fulham, QPR, Sunderland, Southampton wins today.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 21, 2013, 02:08:10 PM
Interesting set of fixtures on Super Sunday today: Tottenham entertain Manchester City whilst Chelsea and Rafa Benitez head to Liverpool.

Tottenham could do with a win to keep their champions league hopes alive.

Just realised I'd put this post in the Championship thread  ::)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 21, 2013, 02:40:46 PM
Man City's performance shave been a whole lot better in the last few weeks.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jonny on April 21, 2013, 03:09:58 PM
What a turnaround!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 21, 2013, 03:55:02 PM
What a turnaround!

Excellent comeback, hopefully Chelsea can beat Liverpool.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 21, 2013, 06:51:03 PM
Brilliant turn around from Tottenham. Had an explosive ten minutes or so where they brushed Man City aside. In terms of their season, it was a massive three points which keeps their hopes of Champions League football alive. In particular, some very good goals in the game too - Jermain Defoe scoring an absolute belter.

Chelsea can feel aggreived at Liverpool's late equaliser. Not only was it over the six minutes of indicated stoppage time which was questionable to say the least; Luis Suarez without doubt should have been sent off for biting Ivanovic although I do sympathise with the referee who missed the incident.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 22, 2013, 07:51:56 AM
Make sure you dont make me hate you even more after tonight Man Utd :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 22, 2013, 08:01:36 PM
Come on United couple of early goals would be good.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Aztech on April 22, 2013, 08:05:28 PM
Come on United couple of early goals would be good.
;D

Quality  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: tuamigos on April 22, 2013, 08:08:42 PM
you couldn't make it up  :P
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 22, 2013, 08:13:12 PM
Villa have just missed a great chance.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 22, 2013, 08:15:06 PM
What a finish from RVP, hard night for Villa now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Aztech on April 22, 2013, 08:15:31 PM
Villa have just missed a great chance.

Van Persie!  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 22, 2013, 08:16:27 PM
United could have had 3 or 4 already.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Aztech on April 22, 2013, 08:35:07 PM
United could have had 3 or 4 already.

3-0

The Vile defence are awful!  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 22, 2013, 08:35:26 PM
RVP hatrick, another Chelsea drubbing is on the cards for Villa.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on April 22, 2013, 08:36:05 PM
Off Avillafan, We're gunna deny them the title tonight just like they did to us   ;D

We want 8
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on April 22, 2013, 08:48:40 PM
according to Sky its been 23 games since Villa kept a clean sheet ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 22, 2013, 08:50:05 PM
according to Sky its been 23 games since Villa kept a clean sheet ;D

I know they are playing United, but the defending for the third goal was shocking, important for Villa that they can try and pull one back.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 22, 2013, 09:03:04 PM
Hope United keep their foot on the pedal and put these to slaughter.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 22, 2013, 09:03:39 PM
Reading v QPR Sunday on Sky, loser goes down

COME ON READING  :P

(Never thought i'd say that  :o )
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 22, 2013, 09:04:54 PM
Villa did have one or two moments in that first half Benteke had a very good chance at one nil/ Nzogbia has gone off now, which will entice even more pressure on United now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 22, 2013, 09:05:05 PM
Reading v QPR Sunday on Sky, loser goes down

COME ON READING  :P

(Never thought i'd say that  :o )

Are you okay?  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 22, 2013, 09:06:36 PM
Reading v QPR Sunday on Sky, loser goes down

COME ON READING  :P

(Never thought i'd say that  :o )


You want Chav Town to win :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 22, 2013, 09:09:05 PM

You want Chav Town to win :o

Would have Reading over QPR and there, horrible manager and overrated players any day.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 22, 2013, 09:13:44 PM
Villa pressing.Come on Man Ure don't give them any hope.Finish them off and dent their confidence even more so
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 22, 2013, 09:17:21 PM
Are you okay?  ;D

To see twitchys reaction it would be worth it.

I can put my hatred of all things Reading aside for 90 minutes, no more than that though  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: boing_boing68 on April 22, 2013, 09:20:54 PM
Both reading and qpr are down anyway let's be honest
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 22, 2013, 09:22:07 PM
To see twitchys reaction it would be worth it.

I can put my hatred of all things Reading aside for 90 minutes, no more than that though  :D

I would be glad to see Reading go down, dont like the Mad Stad at all.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 22, 2013, 10:14:58 PM
Congratulations on winning the league Manchester United. Thoroughly deserved. Ruthless.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 22, 2013, 10:53:41 PM
To see twitchys reaction it would be worth it.

I can put my hatred of all things Reading aside for 90 minutes, no more than that though  :D

I wish it was us playing them to be honest. I'd love nothing more than to send them down. Especially after their antics in January.

I remember all their fans on twitter lauding Harry and their signings, some saying it was going to guarantee survival.  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on April 23, 2013, 03:08:30 PM
Bloody peed off about Reading. 4 years at university there and the 1 year I'm not there they're in the Premier League...and get relegated.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wdbroun on April 23, 2013, 09:04:34 PM
Bloody peed off about Reading. 4 years at university there and the 1 year I'm not there they're in the Premier League...and get relegated.
I guess you could've gone to Cardiff? Reading's a better school though.  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on April 24, 2013, 08:28:20 AM
I guess you could've gone to Cardiff? Reading's a better school though.  ;D

That would involve living in Wales, no thanks :P
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 27, 2013, 09:45:57 AM
Hoping for a Norwich win at Stoke today, Wigan to get something against Spurs, Reading to send QPR down and Sunderland to beat the Villa on Monday night.
Come on.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on April 27, 2013, 05:02:53 PM
own goal by Wigan in the 90th minute would you think effectivly sends them down.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 27, 2013, 07:48:46 PM
Wigan would have hoped for at least a point today so its a very good point for them.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 28, 2013, 01:46:58 PM
If you hadn't looked at the table all season and watched the first 15 minutes of Reading v QPR you would probably say that they were in the bottom three. Both have been dire.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 28, 2013, 06:33:16 PM
Reading and QPR have been relegated.

Arsenal drew 1-1 with Man United.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wdbroun on April 28, 2013, 06:37:22 PM
own goal by Wigan in the 90th minute would you think effectivly sends them down.
Hope so. Wigan belongs in the Championship.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on April 28, 2013, 06:43:41 PM
Hope so. Wigan belongs in the Championship.

No No No wd, Wigan stay up vile go down...................simples  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on April 28, 2013, 07:25:05 PM
Reading and QPR have been relegated.

Arsenal drew 1-1 with Man United.

Both QPR and Reading deserve to go down - never really looked like either were good enough to stay up. Just a pity we actually lost to Reading SOMEHOW !
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on April 28, 2013, 07:30:18 PM
Hope so. Wigan belongs in the Championship.

i think that their luck has finally run out! they have escaped by the skin of their teeth in some years, but i think its bye bye.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 28, 2013, 08:18:06 PM
Swansea lost today, our eighth position looks even stronger now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on April 28, 2013, 09:38:27 PM
Swansea lost today, our eighth position looks even stronger now.

really believe were going to finish there 77. what a season that is for a team on nearly a league low budget
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wdbroun on April 28, 2013, 11:32:30 PM
really believe were going to finish there 77. what a season that is for a team on nearly a league low budget
Well said! We've pulled off something rather noble. It's incredible.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: leeiswba on April 28, 2013, 11:40:31 PM
Its a brilliant achievement for us. Especially considering since 1900 we have only finished top 8 I think 18 times so it is one of our best ever seasons league position wise.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 29, 2013, 08:15:56 AM
I think Villa will beat Sunderland tonight.I hope i am wrong though
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 29, 2013, 05:10:34 PM
I think Villa will beat Sunderland tonight.I hope i am wrong though

I see it been very close tonight, Sunderland will be full of confidence tonight. Come on the Mackams.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 29, 2013, 07:15:18 PM
Just off to the pub to hopefully see Sunderland safe for another season :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jonny on April 29, 2013, 08:23:17 PM
Pretty even game.

COME ON SUNDERLAND!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: leeiswba on April 29, 2013, 08:26:36 PM
Why do Villa fans clap in the 20th minute? Surely they aren't thick enough to think they are clapping in the 19th  :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on April 29, 2013, 08:42:58 PM
Sunderland's defence is woeful. Cracking game this though. Shame about the scoreline so far.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jonny on April 29, 2013, 09:26:57 PM
tossers.

Really think we should look at Weiman in the summer.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbarenno on April 29, 2013, 09:34:25 PM
5-1 thats villa safe now i think.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on April 29, 2013, 09:35:08 PM
bye bye Wigan.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbako on April 29, 2013, 09:35:34 PM
Tamworth must be bouncing right about now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbarenno on April 29, 2013, 09:36:55 PM
I can see villa finishing the job saturday by beating norwich,they will be buzzing after this.i think we will beat wigan aswell
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jonny on April 29, 2013, 09:39:16 PM
Can we send Wigan down on Saturday?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on April 29, 2013, 09:39:31 PM
just seen the Sky Sports odds! if Villa are 50,000-1 on to win why are Sunderland only 500-1 to win?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: leeiswba on April 29, 2013, 09:42:35 PM
just seen the Sky Sports odds! if Villa are 50,000-1 on to win why are Sunderland only 500-1 to win?

As it could also be a draw?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbarenno on April 29, 2013, 09:43:50 PM
Can we send Wigan down on Saturday?

Nope if we won and villa,newcastle and sunderland won the gap would be 8 points.wigan still have 3 games left after saturday
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbarenno on April 29, 2013, 09:50:16 PM
Villa 16th now
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on April 29, 2013, 09:52:23 PM
looks like the PDC love affair is over :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbarenno on April 29, 2013, 10:05:46 PM
looks like the PDC love affair is over :o

2nd half sunderland were shocking
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 29, 2013, 10:10:26 PM
That will be the result that keeps them up for me.

Disappointing to see Sunderland collapse like that. Big job for Di Canio now without arguably their best player in Stephane Sessegnon.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 29, 2013, 10:13:10 PM
Two very good performances, when they came to our place they looked very poor and tonight in the second half they were bad. Looks like Villa will be safe now, at least we can have the derby next season to look forward too.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 05, 2013, 03:37:52 PM
Really poor derby between Liverpool and Everton today very few chances at all.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: A5HB on May 05, 2013, 09:19:29 PM
All very tight at the bottom. All eyes on the DW Tuesday night. A Wigan win at home to Swansea would open it all right up. Lots of the troubled side have winnable games next weekend too. Villa probably have the hardest of the lot at home to Chelsea too.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 05, 2013, 11:33:13 PM
Although Swansea got a good point against Man City Yesterday since they wont the Carling cup there form hasn't been that great.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Semaj Riatsila on May 06, 2013, 05:08:33 AM
Really Villa are not out of it yet! There are games between the bottom teams that could well see Villa go down on 40 points!

Sunderland beat Stoke, Wigan beat Swansea (their game in hand). We lose to Norwich, Sunderland draw with Southampton or Southampton win, Newcastle beat QPR. Villa lose to Chelsea. Then last game of season, Sunderland don't matter, Newcastle don't matter! Actually no games matter but when the Villa lose to Wigan.

Villa down?  Not inconceivable....
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on May 06, 2013, 08:22:05 AM
Really Villa are not out of it yet! There are games between the bottom teams that could well see Villa go down on 40 points!

Sunderland beat Stoke, Wigan beat Swansea (their game in hand). We lose to Norwich, Sunderland draw with Southampton or Southampton win, Newcastle beat QPR. Villa lose to Chelsea. Then last game of season, Sunderland don't matter, Newcastle don't matter! Actually no games matter but when the Villa lose to Wigan.

Villa down?  Not inconceivable....

Thank you kind sir, you've just made my weekend  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Adder on May 06, 2013, 09:37:23 AM
David Luiz - talented player but major t**t. Thats Aguerro banned and Rafael sent off resulting from Luiz use of the elbow when on shoulder to shoulder challenges.
Out of order the way he reacted to the ref yesterday and as for his antics on the floor....hope refs are on the look out for him now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 06, 2013, 09:38:12 AM
David Luiz - talented player but major t**t. Thats Aguerro banned and Rafael sent off resulting from Luiz use of the elbow when on shoulder to shoulder challenges.
Out of order the way he reacted to the ref yesterday and as for his antics on the floor....hope refs are on the look out for him now.

I'm sure refs will now the same way they have done with Suarez.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: mutchisman on May 06, 2013, 11:26:19 AM
Really Villa are not out of it yet! There are games between the bottom teams that could well see Villa go down on 40 points!

Sunderland beat Stoke, Wigan beat Swansea (their game in hand). We lose to Norwich, Sunderland draw with Southampton or Southampton win, Newcastle beat QPR. Villa lose to Chelsea. Then last game of season, Sunderland don't matter, Newcastle don't matter! Actually no games matter but when the Villa lose to Wigan.

Villa down?  Not inconceivable....

There is absolutely nobody who wants the Vile to go down more than me but unfortunately I think we are clutching at straws now. I think Wigan are doomed, they might get a result against Swansea especially as Michu looks to be injured but I wouldn't put my shirt on it;( they have a cup final to think about also) and they are unlikely to get anything against Arsenal. Villa had a great result against Norwich (he said through gritted teeth) and will be determined to do well against Chelsea after the 8 - 0 but even if they lose that match they will probably just need a point at Wigan in the last match and they'll jam their way out of it (again). I hope I'm wrong and you're right Semaj and I'll be the first to congratulate you if you are but I fear the Vile will stay up which for me will be a disappointment in what has largely been an enjoyable season (PO issues aside).
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 06, 2013, 11:41:45 PM
Wigan v Villa last match.Very interesting indeed
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Semaj Riatsila on May 07, 2013, 05:16:44 AM
There is absolutely nobody who wants the Vile to go down more than me but unfortunately I think we are clutching at straws now. I think Wigan are doomed, they might get a result against Swansea especially as Michu looks to be injured but I wouldn't put my shirt on it;( they have a cup final to think about also) and they are unlikely to get anything against Arsenal. Villa had a great result against Norwich (he said through gritted teeth) and will be determined to do well against Chelsea after the 8 - 0 but even if they lose that match they will probably just need a point at Wigan in the last match and they'll jam their way out of it (again). I hope I'm wrong and you're right Semaj and I'll be the first to congratulate you if you are but I fear the Vile will stay up which for me will be a disappointment in what has largely been an enjoyable season (PO issues aside).

I agree totally.  I think Villa have got out of it by the skin of their teeth.  But this is the Prem and it still could happen.  Wigan don't need to beat Arsenal but get a win against Swansea tonight and the other teams pick up points in the remainder of their games (which is more than possible looking at their fixtures). And then were into the last game of the season! Wigan v Villa! and either has to win to stay up :)

Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 07, 2013, 07:33:17 AM
To think we might only finish 2 points above the Vile at the end on current form
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 07, 2013, 07:33:46 AM
I still think that it will go down to the final day of the season as I see Wigan winning tonight and Villa losing at home to Chelsea.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: A5HB on May 07, 2013, 01:36:21 PM
Think Next weekend is a huge one for all the teams down the bottom. A Wigan win tonight (and I think they'll get one) would make it all so tight.

Villa have probably the hardest game of anyone at the weekend with Newcastle, Sunderland and Norwich all having winnable games. Still think it will all go right down to the final day with Villa needing something at Wigan. Think Sunderland, Newcastle and Norwich are all in worse trouble though with some very tough final day fixtures. Spurs, Arsenal and Man City for those 3 are very tough final day games.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: phbaggies on May 07, 2013, 02:05:50 PM
Rafa has all but confirmed the return of Jose to Chelsea next season, personally I like the man and I look forward to seeing him strut his stuff again.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: zippyandbungle on May 07, 2013, 02:43:42 PM
I have just done the bbc predictor (again) , we need to throw it versus Norwich and by my reckoning villa drop on goal diff.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dangerman on May 07, 2013, 03:05:16 PM
I have just done the bbc predictor (again) , we need to throw it versus Norwich and by my reckoning villa drop on goal diff.

So you've either got Arsenal losing to Wigan or Wigan beating villa on the last day?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 07, 2013, 03:10:54 PM
Rafa has all but confirmed the return of Jose to Chelsea next season, personally I like the man and I look forward to seeing him strut his stuff again.

I like Jose, personally think that next season we could have a three horse race reagarding the title.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 07, 2013, 08:34:07 PM
Come on Wigan 1-0
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 07, 2013, 08:35:18 PM
Right on the stroke of half time too. If it stays like this the relegation battle is far from over.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 07, 2013, 09:32:07 PM
Looks like Wigans balloon is bursting at last
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 07, 2013, 09:37:43 PM
Makes the win at our place look ever worse now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dangerman on May 07, 2013, 09:45:59 PM
Puts villa safe more or less!

Swansea catching up with us aswell!

Need a result this weekend me thinks!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on May 07, 2013, 10:21:33 PM
Looks like we will be very hard pressed to get 8th now  :(

Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on May 07, 2013, 10:25:16 PM
Looks like we will be very hard pressed to get 8th now  :(

Baggies: Norwich and Man Utd

Swans: Man Utd and Fulham

Not much difference really.....every chance id say
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on May 07, 2013, 10:38:31 PM
Baggies: Norwich and Man Utd

Swans: Man Utd and Fulham

Not much difference really.....every chance id say

Swans:

Man U away.... OK not likely a result for them there
Fulham at home.... that is the Fulham which currently sit safe on 40 pts and look much like us and on the Beach already.

= 3 points

Baggies:

Norwich away.... the Canaries are up to their eyeballs in relegation worries, much like Wigan last Saturday, they will just want it more than us.
Man U at home..... Do you really expect us to get a result, even against a "celebrating" manure squad?

= 0 points

But you are correct in that anything could still happen but I'm not going to hold my breath ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on May 08, 2013, 12:50:17 PM
IF we don't finish 8th it will feel like a let down, even though in the big scheme of things a 9th place finish would still be an improvement on last season.

For the record I think we'll do it.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on May 08, 2013, 08:27:42 PM
Anybody watching the Chelsea game ? Currently 2-1 Chelsea, Adebayor with a quality goal though! Would love if Spurs didn't get Champs league...
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on May 08, 2013, 09:27:38 PM
Really nice goal from Sigurdsson to level it up for Spurs, the game has really opened up now and could be in for an exciting finish.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 08, 2013, 09:57:29 PM
Finished 2-2 in the end. A result which would suit Chelsea rather than Tottenham who pretty much have to win their remaining games if they're to have any hope of achieving Champions League football. From a personal point of view, the Premier League is incredibly stale to watch the same teams achieving CL football and I would like to an outsider disrupt the status quo and get themselves a shot in the CL. They were a breath of fresh air in the competition a few years ago under Harry Redknapp and I still think they're quite an entertaining team too watch. If they do miss out then the summer will be equally important for them as several new additions will be needed to enhance the squad, particularly the forward areas as well as left back position because I'm not keen on Assou-Ekotto.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 09, 2013, 02:55:04 PM
David Moyes is officially leaving Everton at the end of the season, where next i wonder
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 09, 2013, 03:28:51 PM
If I was an Everton fan i'd be worried now looking at some of the names being linked. Martinez, Hughes, O'Neill, Lennon.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Sessegod on May 10, 2013, 06:58:59 AM
If I was an Everton fan i'd be worried now looking at some of the names being linked. Martinez, Hughes, O'Neill, Lennon.

Agree with all except Martinez.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dangerman on May 10, 2013, 08:54:53 AM
Agree with all except Martinez.

I don't understand the hype around Martinez.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 11, 2013, 01:02:43 PM
Villa 1 Chelsea 0 Benteke
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on May 11, 2013, 01:40:26 PM
With Ramires getting sent off just before half time for picking up two bookings you have to assume that Villa have just secured their safety in the league the *****!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dangerman on May 11, 2013, 01:41:21 PM
Villa 1 Chelsea 0 Benteke

How bad had the ref been for this game?

How he missed that throw in ill never no!

From my count benteke should be off and could argue villa have had the luck that first half.

I reckon benteke will get sent off second half.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: AlbionLegend on May 11, 2013, 01:43:56 PM
If Villa win this game and their last and we don't get anymore points, they could finish only 2 points below us!!  :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: RedHead_Baggie on May 11, 2013, 01:50:19 PM
How bad had the ref been for this game?

How he missed that throw in ill never no!

From my count benteke should be off and could argue villa have had the luck that first half.

I reckon benteke will get sent off second half.

Benteke gets away with one of those elbows every week. Not sure how much more blatant it's got to be to get a red card.

With all the attacking flair Chelsea have they are playing very poor to be honest.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on May 11, 2013, 01:51:26 PM
If Villa win this game and their last and we don't get anymore points, they could finish only 2 points below us!!  :o

That can happen when one team is desperate to pick up points and in a good run of form while the other have been safe for quite some time and not too bothered as the games go by. I don't believe players do it on purpose but being comfortable in the knowledge you have pretty much achieved what you set out to early you can lose that edge from your performances.

I'm delighted with our season so far but like most clubs we could have done better.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on May 11, 2013, 02:03:03 PM
I reckon benteke will get sent off second half.

It was certainly looking likely and now happened.

Still lots of work to do to get back in the game for Chelsea but a small ray of light now.
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Post by: dangerman on May 11, 2013, 02:04:55 PM
1-1  ;D
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Post by: B_H_Baggie on May 11, 2013, 02:05:50 PM
Game on now.

Good to see Lampard get the goal and equal the record at Chelsea, lets hope he can go on and break it.
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Post by: dangerman on May 11, 2013, 02:08:07 PM
If only Chelsea can grab a winner. If only Wigan can beat arsenal.

Maybe just maybe! Lol

Villa look good to be fair and I think they'll beat Wigan next week.
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 11, 2013, 02:08:39 PM
Villa 1 Chelsea 1 Lampard.
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Post by: dangerman on May 11, 2013, 02:18:52 PM
Villa riding there luck now.

Villa showing there class by cheering an injury. To be fair though it is John terry
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 11, 2013, 02:22:30 PM
Come on Chelsea, Benteke has been sent of.
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Post by: dangerman on May 11, 2013, 02:32:53 PM
2-1 lampard!

Fair play to him!
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 11, 2013, 02:37:50 PM
He has been a fantastic player for Chelsea over the years, is the relegation battle still over yet as far as Villa are concerned.
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Post by: dangerman on May 11, 2013, 02:40:09 PM
He has been a fantastic player for Chelsea over the years, is the relegation battle still over yet as far as Villa are concerned.

It all depends on wigans game in hand against arsenal.

Anything less than a Wigan win will see villa safe.

If Wigan can pull a winner against them then it'll go to the last day between Wigan, villa and one of Sunderland or Southampton (or even both if they draw) and maybe Newcastle but they play qpr tomorrow and of course Norwich if they fail to beat us.
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 11, 2013, 02:45:06 PM
If only Wigan had turned up against Swansea
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Post by: dangerman on May 11, 2013, 02:47:15 PM
For villa to go now it needs wigan to beat arsenal and also villa on the last day.

We then need Norwich, Southampton, sunderland and newcastle to pick up points In there last two games.

Newcastle play QPR so should get three points.

Southampton and Sunderland play each other so one or both of them need something from their last game.

And Norwich play us.

The big game is arsenal. I cannot see Wigan beating them so I think villa are safe.

Just.
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Post by: B_H_Baggie on May 11, 2013, 02:48:05 PM
Well Villa will be desperate for Arsenal to take something from that Wigan game now as they will be shitting it if they have to go into that game at the DW without Benteke.
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 11, 2013, 02:48:19 PM
If only Wigan had turned up against Swansea

Wigan should have beaten Swansea, winning 2-1 into the second half too.
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Post by: BobTaylor on May 11, 2013, 02:58:51 PM
I think it will be southampton or sunderland can see wigan beating arsenal if there revved up for it, qpr still have some talented players not easy for newcastle, would make things very interesting if wigan got 3 points.
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Post by: tommcneill on May 11, 2013, 03:02:05 PM
Big Shout out too Frank Lampard.

Respect.
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Post by: A5HB on May 12, 2013, 09:24:43 AM
I really fear for Norwich. As much as I'd enjoy Villa going down I just can't see it. Wigan would need to best Arsenal and all the other teams below them needs points. Newcastle and Sunderland and Southampton have winnable games in their last two so may well get to 40+ points. Norwich obviously have us today and if we win, as I'm sure we would all like to, that leaves them on 38 with Man City away last game.
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 12, 2013, 11:07:16 AM
I would say that at the minute it seems to be Norwich and Wigan as they main too, however if QPR beat Newcastle, QPR due a win then they could be brought into it, all depend son Tuesday night though.
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Post by: jonny on May 12, 2013, 05:39:27 PM
Villa, Wigan or Sunderland it is
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 12, 2013, 06:00:46 PM
Wigan will go down.They wont beat Arsenal
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dangerman on May 13, 2013, 09:01:42 AM
So Wigan must win against Arsenal to take the battle against relegation to the last day.

A win which would see a three way shoot out between Wigan, Villa and Sunderland.

Arsenal need a win to get back into the top 4.

On the last day Spurs play Sunderland, while Wigan play Villa.

So IF Wigan beat Arsenal that leaves Arsenal two points behind Spurs.

Arsenal have a much better goal difference so a draw on the last day for Spurs won't be enough and would have to rely on Arsenal to slip up against Newcastle who are now safe.

These fixtures affect both the bottom and the top of the league and hopefully will make it an interesting final weekend.

However it is all dependant on Wigan beating Arsenal tomorrow.

So for villa to go down we need the following, Wigan to beat Arsenal and to beat Villa.

Sunderland to pick up at least a point against Spurs.

Simple as that really. I can see Sunderland getting a draw at Spurs but I cannot see Wigan beating Arsenal.
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Post by: ronnie_allen on May 13, 2013, 09:24:34 AM
Simple as that really. I can see Sunderland getting a draw at Spurs but I cannot see Wigan beating Arsenal.
Personally can nearly see Wigan beating Arsenal more than Sunderland getting a draw at Spurs. Arsenal haven't been playing well and grinding out results, while Wigan have played well against top teams lately (deserved a win against city in the League as well as there cup win.) Mind you, probably just as likely that Arsenal finally hit form and expose some of the weaknesses in Wigan's defence.

Am fearing Wigan pulling the result out of the hat, beating Villa but sturggling to see Sunderland do the necessary at Spurs.
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Post by: dangerman on May 13, 2013, 09:30:23 AM
One step at a time I suppose.

Let's all see how Wigan get on tomorrow night. They get a win and who knows.

Still too many ifs and buts for my liking.

Villa are jammy and you're probably right, they'll take it to the last day and beat Villa and Villa will survive as Sunderland won't get a point against Spurs!
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Post by: albiontilidie on May 13, 2013, 09:35:01 AM
The game that has killed our hopes of Villa going down is 6-1 vs Sunderland, if they had lost that Sunderland would be out of trouble and would be Villa Wigan to see who goes down,

IF wigan beat Arsenal which they need to for a chance it only going to make Tottenham want to win more to secure CL spot
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on May 13, 2013, 10:31:47 PM
Mancini sacked
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 13, 2013, 10:32:50 PM
Roberto Mancini sacked.

Disgusting really given everything he's achieved so far - utter stupidity from the owners but after Saturday's defeat he was only heading one way.
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Post by: WBArgo on May 13, 2013, 10:51:30 PM
Roberto Mancini sacked.

Disgusting really given everything he's achieved so far - utter stupidity from the owners but after Saturday's defeat he was only heading one way.

Whilst it's wrong (he did win much), I also think it's right in a way, because he wasn't a good enough manager for that level. I think his tactics, buys, subs and treatment of players were all very questionable, and the only reason why he did well was due to his ridiculous budget.

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Post by: B_H_Baggie on May 13, 2013, 11:01:58 PM
Personally if it was my decision I would have been looking to replace Mancini in the summer anyway. He's done a decent job there but I firmly believe that most managers in the game would have won trophies with the squad he has and he's failed massively this season. Their title defence was poor, knocked out the Champions League so early and losing in the cup final the weekend.

One thing that is disgraceful is the way the club have handled it, Mancini deserved to be shown some respect.
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 13, 2013, 11:15:19 PM
Whilst it's wrong (he did win much), I also think it's right in a way, because he wasn't a good enough manager for that level. I think his tactics, buys, subs and treatment of players were all very questionable, and the only reason why he did well was due to his ridiculous budget.

On the contrary, Mancini isn't neccesarily responsible for player recruitment, that's more a responsibility of the board. Mancini outlined the players he wanted at the end of last season - Danielle De Rossi, Eden Hazard, Javi Martinez, Daniel Agger and a certain Robin Van Persie who fired Man United towards the title - in a late panic, Mancini ended up with Scott Sinclair, Javi Garcia, Maicon, Nastasic and Jack Rodwell - understandably, he wasn't given the backing he expected in the summer.

That being said Man City have been disappointing but it's worth remembering where Mancini brought them from and the progress they've made under his stewardship. Whilst they haven't been successful this season, it is worth remembering that next season would have seen him competing against David Moyes at United, regardless of the Chelsea situation. United will be undoubtedly be weakened by the loss of Sir Alex and therefore I do find his sacking incredibly premature. However, that doesn't mask what has been a disappointing season but ultimately, I feel he's a victim of his own success.
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Post by: leeiswba on May 13, 2013, 11:36:01 PM
Football is mad, a bad few months and fans ask for managers to be sacked. I really do hate the 'quick fix' culture! Surely football fans patience hasn't always been like this.

City finished 2nd and got to an FA cup final and now have sacked the person who won their first trophy and league title for 40 years, its utter madness.

It is impossible for managers to be in jobs for more than a couple of years due to fans patience and unrealistic expectations, and unfortunately I know it will be exactly the same at The Hawthorns next season if we dont start as good as this season  :-X
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on May 14, 2013, 04:41:28 AM
On the contrary, Mancini isn't neccesarily responsible for player recruitment, that's more a responsibility of the board. Mancini outlined the players he wanted at the end of last season - Danielle De Rossi, Eden Hazard, Javi Martinez, Daniel Agger and a certain Robin Van Persie who fired Man United towards the title - in a late panic, Mancini ended up with Scott Sinclair, Javi Garcia, Maicon, Nastasic and Jack Rodwell - understandably, he wasn't given the backing he expected in the summer.

That being said Man City have been disappointing but it's worth remembering where Mancini brought them from and the progress they've made under his stewardship. Whilst they haven't been successful this season, it is worth remembering that next season would have seen him competing against David Moyes at United, regardless of the Chelsea situation. United will be undoubtedly be weakened by the loss of Sir Alex and therefore I do find his sacking incredibly premature. However, that doesn't mask what has been a disappointing season but ultimately, I feel he's a victim of his own success.

I agree with this. Mancini lost his job last summer due to hierarchy infighting. The signings City needed, and Mancini demanded, never materialized and he went into the new campaign with a very lopsided side with too many poor quality British players. The core players like Yaya Toure, Silva and Tevez looked tired all season. City never built on their succesful winning season and Mancini payed the price.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on May 14, 2013, 05:08:47 AM
Whilst it's wrong (he did win much), I also think it's right in a way, because he wasn't a good enough manager for that level. I think his tactics, buys, subs and treatment of players were all very questionable, and the only reason why he did well was due to his ridiculous budget.

as for his treatment of the players, they are well paid to do their jobs. they have to take massive responsability for Mancini's sacking. too many prima donnas.
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Post by: tuamigos on May 14, 2013, 06:09:48 AM
Madness
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 14, 2013, 12:09:44 PM
Should be a good spectacle Arsenal v Wigan
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Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on May 14, 2013, 08:44:09 PM
Game on! come on you latics  :P
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 14, 2013, 08:48:58 PM
Fantastic free kick from Maloney.
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Post by: lewisant on May 14, 2013, 08:59:32 PM
great game second half so far, both sides really going for it
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Post by: liam-zuiverloon on May 14, 2013, 09:48:16 PM
Been in too many relegation scraps over the last few years.. despite winning the FA cup I still don't rate Martinez highly, Wigan haven't progressed at all under him.
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Post by: wba1993dave on May 14, 2013, 09:53:59 PM
If only they could of beaten Swansea they would of had a great chance. We didn't do them any favours against Norwich either >:(. I think they will come back up , unlike Wolves they have a good owner. ;D 
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 15, 2013, 08:32:50 AM
Not to bothered that Wigan have gone done, got a bit bored of them staying up season after season. Martinez has won the FA Cup which is a fantastic achievement but he has been at Wigan for a few seasons now and hasn't made any real progress. Some clubs will get some of those decent players that Wigan have hopefully we will get one of them. 
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Post by: zippyandbungle on May 15, 2013, 09:37:33 AM
The old Wigan have gone, the new Wigan just stayed up again and the whole of Witton rejoiced. :D
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Post by: zippyandbungle on May 17, 2013, 05:20:32 PM
Just a couple of things I've heard

Rafa to Newcastle
Kenwyne and whelan had a "disagreement " today and both been told their going
Murphy from Crewe all but signed for the euro champs from witton(massive signing massive club  :D)
Ibrahimavic has had a fight with Leonard's and wants to go to city
If benteke goes so does lambert, who incidentally was second choice for Everton until poyet had his fit about Brighton and that has possibly put Everton off him
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 19, 2013, 04:28:12 PM
Fulham one up at Swansea
Wigan 1 Villa 1
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 22, 2013, 08:17:44 AM
PDC going to find it tough attracting players at Sunderland
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on May 23, 2013, 11:15:27 AM
Any early odds around for next season?
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Post by: Foster#1 on May 23, 2013, 01:59:38 PM
Fulham have signed Derek Boateng who we've been linked with in the past and Fernando Amorebieta.

They've signed Amorebieta from Bilbao, fantastic signing for them. Follow LA Liga closely and he's a top centre back, been there for like 8 years, one of the best outside Madrid/Barca IMO. Same sort of size as Hangeland so there defense is going to be massive! Will be interesting to see how he does in England.

Should be a top signing.
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Post by: Jack Russell on May 23, 2013, 04:05:50 PM
Napoli want AVB
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Post by: Legend on May 23, 2013, 07:38:26 PM
Fulham have signed Derek Boateng who we've been linked with in the past and Fernando Amorebieta.

They've signed Amorebieta from Bilbao, fantastic signing for them. Follow LA Liga closely and he's a top centre back, been there for like 8 years, one of the best outside Madrid/Barca IMO. Same sort of size as Hangeland so there defense is going to be massive! Will be interesting to see how he does in England.

Should be a top signing.

Why did Bilbao let his contract run out? Strange that only Fulham were interested and that he has only 8 caps for some cack South American national team. I remember Pablo Ibanez was supposed to one of the best defenders that the world had ever witnessed with one Albion fan saying he was as good as Puyol and we all know how that turned out. He's good on FM though.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 25, 2013, 12:03:39 AM
David Moyes beginning to make the changes at United - Mike Phelan and goalkeeping coach Eric Steele have left. Steele has been replaced by Chris Woods who worked with Moyes at Everton. Rene Maulensteen's future remains uncertain although if I was Moyes I'd be looking to keep him; a very good forward thinking coach who I'm surprised hasn't made the grade as a number one so far. Rumours are that Steve Round, the current assistant coach at Everton shall also make the switch to United.

Feel slightly sorry for Eric Steele who has tried very hard in improving David De Gea - even having Spanish lessons so they were able to communicate easier. No doubt that De Gea has improved a great deal this season.

Still have my doubts whether David Moyes is the man for Man United. With the return of Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, I can only see Man United suffering a spell on the sidelines. Ferguson has been a massive influence for Man United, especially with the aura he possesses, I just struggle to see David Moyes carrying the same presence - it'll be a new experience for him. I don't like to wish failure on any manager and especially not on David Moyes as I like him very much, he's done a terrific job at Everton, but United failing to win silverware will open the league up providing Manchester City and Chelsea with a great chance to put forward their dominance - much the same way United have dominated the last twenty years and Liverpool the twenty years prior to that. Arsenal also have an ideal chance to try and close the gap between themselves and United - if they can't do it now then they never will.
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 25, 2013, 11:01:03 AM
David Moyes is not the right man.At least we should see a turn of tide next season
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 25, 2013, 11:25:30 AM
Moyes hasn't won a trophy's of yet and you always say that you winning your first trophy is also the hardest one. I will be interested to see what players come and go this summer. I see Chelsea and Man City getting stronger this summer. So it will be a really tough season for Moyes.
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Post by: gerry m on May 25, 2013, 12:26:19 PM
without being too disrespective of David Moyes, the job at Utd is one of the biggest in the world and needed a coach of proven winning ability. if thinks dont go so well the crowd will soon turn against him. having daid that he is a decent guy and i hope he does well.
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Post by: Albion79 on May 25, 2013, 12:47:03 PM
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Post by: zippyandbungle on May 25, 2013, 02:23:15 PM
Moyes is on a hiding to nothing ,the united fans were even singing about him playing like fergies boys?
They should have put a foreign interim coach in for 1 year to break the seal , now watch the pressure and scrutiny every time he loses or one of his signings makes an error , I think he may be gone by Christmas .
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Post by: Legend on May 25, 2013, 03:24:39 PM
Moyes is a very good manager, I'm sure he'll do well and I hope he does.
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Post by: MHB WBA on May 27, 2013, 10:24:55 PM
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-22679092
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Post by: Hunnington Baggie on May 27, 2013, 10:46:52 PM
It's OK I guess, atm I don't think it's as good as the old one but then again it's the old one I recognise as Everton's, give it time and I'm sure It'll be fine and accepted. I did the same with the last redesign of our badge (although I was about 12 when that happened) and that wasn't even that large a redesign. Seven years later and I really like it!!
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Post by: Quakes Fan on May 28, 2013, 12:16:16 AM
They could have mucked it up far worse. In fact, I'd wager that the ad agency responsible submitted far more bizarre designs which were all rejected by the club. Everton fans should just be grateful they're still playing in blue and let it slide.
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Post by: east-stand-nick on May 28, 2013, 01:56:55 PM
Roberto Martinez has resigned as Wigan boss.
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Post by: wba1993dave on May 28, 2013, 02:54:22 PM
The way Dave Whelan goes on about him, you would think he is destined for Real Madrid. Fair play he won the FA CUP, but he also got relegated. He had a decent team but its seems he didn't coach them on how to defend. Can't see him doing well at Everton.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: MHB WBA on May 29, 2013, 03:04:53 AM
What do you think about clubs 'mordnising' badges.
20000 people have signed to petition the not use the ugly (in my opinon) crest.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-22679092 (http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-22679092)
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Post by: PsalmXXIII on May 29, 2013, 08:49:35 AM
What do you think about clubs 'mordnising' badges.
20000 people have signed to petition the not use the ugly (in my opinon) crest.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-22679092 (http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-22679092)

Well I think ours went pretty well; looks a lot better on kits than the old one, and included our name which had been missing. In this day and age football teams are a global brand and modernised logos and crests are deemed necessary for that brand's success. To a certain extent I like them, but looking at the MLS with every single crest looking like a graphic designers wet dream then I can see why total modernisation wouldn't go down well in our more traditional league.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: ronnie_allen on May 29, 2013, 08:58:29 AM
What do you think about clubs 'mordnising' badges.
20000 people have signed to petition the not use the ugly (in my opinon) crest.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-22679092 (http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-22679092)

In fairness I think last season's badge looks a lot better. However, the new version appears to be a much more accurate portrayal of Prince Rupert's Tower so in that sense it is actually probably more traditional than last season's version.

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Post by: Hunnington Baggie on May 29, 2013, 10:42:38 AM
In fairness I think last season's badge looks a lot better. However, the new version appears to be a much more accurate portrayal of Prince Rupert's Tower so in that sense it is actually probably more traditional than last season's version.
I saw a quote (can't remember the paper) that the tower looked like a Hobbit house. Well, Prince Rupert's Tower DOES look like a Hobbit house. what we they expecting, Barad Dur?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on May 29, 2013, 11:16:35 AM
Well I think ours went pretty well; looks a lot better on kits than the old one, and included our name which had been missing. In this day and age football teams are a global brand and modernised logos and crests are deemed necessary for that brand's success. To a certain extent I like them, but looking at the MLS with every single crest looking like a graphic designers wet dream then I can see why total modernisation wouldn't go down well in our more traditional league.

I recall reading somewhere that the NBA has a single company which all teams are required to employ for creating new and updated logos. Years ago there was a round of redesigns all at the same time in which a number of teams all had their animal logos "toughened up". Chicago's bull and Memphis' grizzly got angrier, Minnesota's wolf turned rabid, Atlanta's hawk grew some sabre-like talons, etc. If the NBA got hold of the throstle, it would have three-inch talons and blood dripping from its beak.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 29, 2013, 01:54:45 PM
A lot of clubs including us and Manchester United changed badge purely to register it as a copyrighted image which I guess is why Everton have done the same now
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 30, 2013, 09:49:18 AM
Gareth Bale and Suarez to Madrid i am hearing.Lukaku to Liverpool?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 30, 2013, 09:23:47 PM
Everton are interviewing Ralf Rangnick for their vacant manager's role.

Remember him?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: addy on June 03, 2013, 02:39:33 PM
Mourinho now confirmed as Chelsea manager... no one seen that coming  :P

Di Canio, Holloway, Mourinho. Some characters in the premier league next season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 05, 2013, 08:26:30 PM
Roberto Martinez appointed the manager of Everton on a four year deal.

He too, like David Moyes is going into a club with a big burdeon of expectation and having managed a small budget well at Wigan, Martinez will no doubt be doing the same at Everton as Kenwright will continue their prudency approach (although having spent well down the years).

I'm unsure on Martinez to be perfectly honest, I think he has been masked an awful lot due to the fact his sides play good football. Despite managing to win the FA cup, they went down with a whimper which is incredibly concerning given the way Wigan crumbled at times defensively (despite their performance at The Hawthorns). An awful lot was made about Martinez keeping them up but even Steve Bruce had Wigan firing in mid-table with 11th and 14th placed finishes. That aside, I reckon he'll do a standard job, nothing more, nothing less. I can't see them barking up the European trees and they are too a good side to be fighting it out down at the other end.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on June 05, 2013, 11:10:46 PM
Roberto Martinez appointed the manager of Everton on a four year deal.

He too, like David Moyes is going into a club with a big burdeon of expectation and having managed a small budget well at Wigan, Martinez will no doubt be doing the same at Everton as Kenwright will continue their prudency approach (although having spent well down the years).

I'm unsure on Martinez to be perfectly honest, I think he has been masked an awful lot due to the fact his sides play good football. Despite managing to win the FA cup, they went down with a whimper which is incredibly concerning given the way Wigan crumbled at times defensively (despite their performance at The Hawthorns). An awful lot was made about Martinez keeping them up but even Steve Bruce had Wigan firing in mid-table with 11th and 14th placed finishes. That aside, I reckon he'll do a standard job, nothing more, nothing less. I can't see them barking up the European trees and they are too a good side to be fighting it out down at the other end.

Some coaches are better at extracting the best from average players and some are better at manipulating and motivating excellent players. A few can do both well. Question is. Which is Martinez?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 05, 2013, 11:36:57 PM
Some coaches are better at extracting the best from average players and some are better at manipulating and motivating excellent players. A few can do both well. Question is. Which is Martinez?

I guess we'll find out in the not to distant future.

Interesting to see that Martinez has also taken his assistant Graeme Jones. The person who is heavily influential in the training sessions enabling players to understand the philosophy and approach Martinez wants to implement. Quite surprised to see that he hasn't been offered an opportunity in management yet - apart from his near move to Swansea last summer.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Barrington on June 06, 2013, 12:55:04 AM
I can see Everton struggling next season, at best being mid-table. Moyes was getting 100% out of the available squad over the years. I don't think that Martinez will achieve this, especially as he'll probably try to tweak the way that they play. It's not like Martinez has a great record in the Prem either (other clubs on similar budgets have done better).
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 06, 2013, 12:44:56 PM
Some interesting reports that Michael Laudrup could be leaving Swansea after a bust up with his chairman. I personally feel he's trying to pressure the club into giving him more funds for players this summer especially with them having Europa League football meaning the squad could be stretched.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 06, 2013, 12:53:22 PM
I can see Everton struggling next season, at best being mid-table. Moyes was getting 100% out of the available squad over the years. I don't think that Martinez will achieve this, especially as he'll probably try to tweak the way that they play. It's not like Martinez has a great record in the Prem either (other clubs on similar budgets have done better).

Its going to be very interesting this coming season with all the managerial changes. Just like Moyes will have to start well to get United fans on his side Martinez will have to do the same at Everton. For me Martinez is highly overrated, take the FA Cup win away from his record and what exactly has he achieved? Wigan were getting better finishes under people like Steve Bruce.

He has a massive task on his hands to follow up from Moyes.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: zippyandbungle on June 10, 2013, 09:59:52 AM
With all the upheaval that has happened/happening at so many clubs , we will never have a better chance to get a European spot, and whilst I don't like to say this , Liverpool and spurs could actually finish top 3.
It will be interesting hats for sure.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: tommcneill on June 10, 2013, 04:15:02 PM
Its going to be very interesting this coming season with all the managerial changes. Just like Moyes will have to start well to get United fans on his side Martinez will have to do the same at Everton. For me Martinez is highly overrated, take the FA Cup win away from his record and what exactly has he achieved? Wigan were getting better finishes under people like Steve Bruce.

He has a massive task on his hands to follow up from Moyes.

But you cant take that FA Cup away from him...he has won it and nobody can take that away from him.

Wigan have been dicing with relegation for 3 years and he has kept them up until this year even though they lost the majority of their star players.

I think he is overrated too but its like saying take away 6 of Man Utds wins this year and they would finish 2nd when the reality is much different..
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 10, 2013, 07:15:02 PM
So whos your tip to win the premier next season.I will go with Chelski
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 10, 2013, 08:29:15 PM
Chelsea shall win the league in my opinion. Especially if they strengthen during the summer with Manchester City being their nearest competitors.

I really see David Moyes having a struggle on his hand to match the expectancy of the club and filling the massive void that Sir Alex Ferguson has left - especially for a club which doesn't tend to spend too big every summer. I expect to see Man United sitting on the sidelines for a couple of years.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Dudleylad on June 10, 2013, 08:42:14 PM
Im not sure I think Chelsea will begin a rebuild just like United.

I have sneaky feeling about Arsenal this coming season not sure why but I think it might see the coming of age of some players if they can strengthen in key areas.

I also feel Everton will finish mid table after they loose a few key players without replacing them.

Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: kris_boing on June 10, 2013, 09:05:46 PM
Wonder what the odds would be on Fergie returning should Man Utd fail to qualify for the Champions League.  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on June 11, 2013, 11:04:34 AM
Chelsea shall win the league in my opinion. Especially if they strengthen during the summer with Manchester City being their nearest competitors.

I really see David Moyes having a struggle on his hand to match the expectancy of the club and filling the massive void that Sir Alex Ferguson has left - especially for a club which doesn't tend to spend too big every summer. I expect to see Man United sitting on the sidelines for a couple of years.

You say it's a massive void, but don't forget that Fergie is still at the club, most likely to mentor Moyes. I reckon United will win it again.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: tommcneill on June 11, 2013, 12:10:19 PM
Depends who Utd sign I reckon...

Chelsea will win it this year for me..

A great base squad and Mourinho will sign someone 'Special'
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 11, 2013, 01:15:45 PM
Man City for me if their new gaffer can sort the ego's out.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: addy on June 11, 2013, 01:24:21 PM
This thread just goes to show how interesting the premier league will be next season. Its so hard to call, so many changes. I personally think Chelsea will win the league.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: phbaggies on June 11, 2013, 02:46:11 PM
Today United linked with Thiago, Fabregas and Lewandowski as well as a firm interest in Ronaldo

City linked with Lewandowski too as well as signing Navas and Fernandinho already, plus they could sign anyone they want in the coming weeks

....and Chelsea being linked with superstars too, way too close to call but if United get at least 2 of the 4 big links then they should be in the driving seat but like i say too close to call at the moment
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: royhan on June 16, 2013, 09:12:53 PM
I thought Mike Ashley had learned his lesson with his appointment of Dennis Wise as Director of Football, but I am sure Newcastle fans must be fuming with the appointment of Joe Kinnear in that role. Kinnear was a total failure in his time as interim manager at Newcastle and yet he is going to have the final say on all comings and goings at the club. I couldn't believe his comments on Sky Sports that he is a good judge of a player, a good tactician etc. etc. He says he can improve Newcastle to be a much better team than it is now - a wonderful recommendation of Newcastle current manager Alan Pardew, who he admits he has not even talked to about the appointment. The storm clouds must already be gathering over St James' Park and it will be interesting to discover what the fans think of the appointment.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jonny on June 16, 2013, 11:20:28 PM
How was he a failure?

Was 3rd from bottom when they took over and 12th when he was forced to resign?!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBArgo on June 16, 2013, 11:24:42 PM
Mike knows what he's doing. Strange decision though and Kinnear seems a bit mad.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: royhan on June 17, 2013, 07:29:27 AM
How was he a failure?

Was 3rd from bottom when they took over and 12th when he was forced to resign?!

He won just 21 per cent of the matches he was in charge - the second worst record of any Newcastle manager in the last 20 years. The difference between third from bottom and 12th can be just three or four points at certain stages of the season. Just look at the Newcastle Chronicle online to see what they think of Kinnear's appointment.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 17, 2013, 07:48:28 AM
I cant see Pardew lasting long
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 17, 2013, 11:48:30 AM
Neither do I Devon and I do wonder whether this is some ploy in helping Pardew step aside - I just don't get the appointment of Kinnear of all people. Newcastle have recruited some very good players in the last year or two so I don't know why Ashley feels the need to insert Kinnear as a director of football - I'm pretty sure he did similar with Dennis Wise.

Just when you think Mike Ashley had learned from his previous mistakes he goes and pulls a stunt like this.

His interview just seemed like he was blowing his own trumpted; his skills are his tactics and being able to judge a player - I guess you should let the Newcastle fans judge that and not yourself, Joe.

I did have to laugh at these two quotes, however: "If I see players at the club right now and don't think they are good enough I intend to move them on." - Surely that should be down to Alan Pardew who he wants apart of his playing staff? Kinnear insisted "there will be no issues" between him and Pardew. - Yeah, ok, Joe.

An appointment which I can only see heading in one direction.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 18, 2013, 01:18:10 AM
If there are any doubts as to why this is a disastrous appointment for Newcastle then I would urge you to view his interview on TalkSport last night. From a neutral point of view, it was highly comical although nothing short of embarrassing. He refered to Derek Llambias and Derek Lambese, Yohan Cabaye is now better known as Yohan Kebab, Jonas Gutierrez is now Galtieriez, Hatem Ben Arfa is now known as Ben Afra and the Ameobi brothers are now Amenobi which has lead to Sammy voicing his discontent on Twitter - the other remarkable thing I noticed was Kinnear stating he signed Tim Krul - the same Krul who joined Newcastle in 2005 - Kinnear didn't join until 2008.

That doesn't take into account the slagging off of the Newcastle supporters who he more or less dismissed and claimed them to be unintelligent if they didn't agree with this latest charade of an highly entertaining (for the wrong reasons) Ashley era. This appointment will already cause upheavel in the streets of Newcastle and the last think they need is to be abused by classless man who is creating an untenable position. He's also further adhered himself to the 'Geordie Media' who he also slagged off in this rather strange interview.

Also what was noticable in the interview was the lies he sprouted. I've picked a few of these from Twitter which I feel are worthwhile to paint a picture of how strange this appointment is:

Newcastle Stats ?@NewcastleStats 28s
Joe Kinnear: "My record speaks for itself", 5 wins in 26 games as #NUFC boss. Drew 3 & lost 5 in last 8. #KinnearLies #JoeKinnearFacts

Newcastle Stats ?@NewcastleStats 6m
Joe Kinnear: "i have never relegated a team", other than Luton (00/01) - after demoting the manager and appointing himself. #KinnearLies

Newcastle Stats ?@NewcastleStats 11m
Joe Kinnear: "i made over 400 appearances for Spurs", he actually made only 251. Strange... #KinnearLies

Newcastle Stats ?@NewcastleStats 14m
Joe Kinnear: "I have never been sacked as a football manager", apart from at Nottingham Forest (2004). And Luton (2003). #KinnearLies

Newcastle Stats ?@NewcastleStats 20m
"James Perch is still at the club from my time there", Kinnear left #NUFC in 2009, Perch was signed by Chris Hughton in 2010. #KinnearLies


The man is a walking time bomb with no sense of how to handle the media obviously knows very little about PR. He will be a total embarrassment and I expect it to all end in misery - providing Ashley now goes through with the appointment - it's yet to be confirmed. If a director of football was needed, then it need a vibrant, forward thinking, modernised man and not an out of touch, classless, dinosaur who has already caused annoyance and anger on Tyneside.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on June 18, 2013, 01:00:58 PM
Signings happening all over the place.Their should be some useful scraps for the Albion to feed off with whats left over
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: kris_boing on June 18, 2013, 01:31:47 PM
Hope I'm wrong here but I'm not sure Kinnear is 'well'.  You cant get that much wrong in terms of facts, stats or pronunciation.  For him to come out and state that he in the DOF without any official announcement for two days seems odd to say the least.
 
I just hope the blokes alright because if he is of sane mind then he is being made out to look like a right fool.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: kris_boing on June 18, 2013, 01:52:22 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22954309 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22954309)
 
Spoke too soon.  Been confirmed now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 18, 2013, 02:14:25 PM
Quote
"I've been managed of the year three times"

Quote
"I've traveled the world as a manager"

Quote
"I've played in five cup finals and won the lot"

Quote
"I've played 400 games for Tottenham Hotspur"

He then follows this up by saying

Quote
Nobodys got an ego. I haven't got an ego

He's just spent the previous few minutes talking about his achievements! I can only feel sorry for the supporters of Newcastle who have once again be sold a mug by Mike Ashley.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on June 19, 2013, 09:58:32 AM
Here is the opening round of Premiership fixtures. Tough starts for Villa and Stoke. Swansea v Man Utd will be a tough start for David Moyes. Crystal Palace v Tottenham looks a good game too. 

Arsenal V Aston Villa
Chelsea V Hull
Crystal Palace V Tottenham
Liverpool V Stoke
Man City V Newcastle
Norwich V Everton
Sunderland V Fulham
Swansea V Man Utd
West Brom V Southampton
West Ham V Cardiff
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on July 04, 2013, 11:21:03 AM
I know Joe Kinnear is a laughing stock, but I'm beginning to believe he's geniunely not right in the head:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/soccer-dirty-tackle/joe-kinnear-continues-wrong-everything-015001638.html

I'm not being funny, but it's not normal to get simple things like the duration of his previous job incorrect, or not even in the right ballpark?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on July 24, 2013, 01:10:56 PM
 Sunderland beat Tottenham 3-1 over in Asia. Looked impressive
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on July 24, 2013, 01:51:44 PM
The pitch looked really bad had to cut the game to eighty minutes due to so much rain. However a good confidence boost for Sunderland as they go into the final now. The first Sunderland goal was a from a very poor touch from Tom Huddlestone.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on July 26, 2013, 04:14:44 PM
Maybe better judged when the window closes but who are your 3 favourites to go down?

Mine would be the 3 that came up
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on July 26, 2013, 06:29:55 PM
I think Cardiff will stay up this season, however I do fancy Hull and Crystal Palace to go down. As for the third team going to be a close one, looking forward to seeing how Stoke adapt under Mark Hughes, I think Villa are in for a tough season. Norwich have been spending money and have been bringing in some decent players, Southampton are doing something similar too. Sunderland are the other team that I really see struggling. 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on July 28, 2013, 08:59:18 AM
Maybe better judged when the window closes but who are your 3 favourites to go down?

Mine would be the 3 that came up

Have to agree with the points made by WBASPE77
For me it's between Hull, Crystal Palace, Cardiff, Norwich, Sunderland, Villa and Stoke.

I'll go for Hull, Stoke & Palace.

On a slightly different note a lot of the Hull City fans think they'll be fine and will finish around mid-table. Can't see it myself.
 Danny Graham is a decent signing for them but they lack a strong defence and don't have the depth to cope with injuries.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on July 28, 2013, 09:11:09 AM
Have to agree with the points made by WBASPE77
For me it's between Hull, Crystal Palace, Cardiff, Norwich, Sunderland, Villa and Stoke.

I'll go for Hull, Stoke & Palace.

On a slightly different note a lot of the Hull City fans think they'll be fine and will finish around mid-table. Can't see it myself.
 Danny Graham is a decent signing for them but they lack a strong defence and don't have the depth to cope with injuries.

Danny Graham did well at Swansea but he did have some very good players who would provide scoring opportunities for him. For Hull to finish mid table this season would be one hell of an achievement I hope they stay up this season as there are too clubs I would very much love to see go down.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBArgo on July 28, 2013, 11:50:04 AM
I just don't think Graham has enough about him to be a Premiership player.

He's a bit like Steve Morison at Norwich - I.e. they are very good at Championship level but at the top they'll barely get 5 goals a season which isn't great.

If you watch Morison and Graham, the issue is that their play isn't fantastic and their goals are scrappy (and not in a Kevin Phillips type "It doesn't matter because they're a poacher type way" either).
I remember when we were in for Graham and Long and I watched a few highlight reels and heard comments about them. The consensus was that Long was better as his overall play was quality, and his goals often required his own skill. Graham however, just happened to score a few scrappy goals and didn't contribute much in the build up.
I think that is why Long has gone on to be quite a celebrated Premiership player whilst Graham's on the brink of the Championship, he just lacks real quality and is basic.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on July 29, 2013, 08:25:27 AM
Danny Graham did well at Swansea but he did have some very good players who would provide scoring opportunities for him. For Hull to finish mid table this season would be one hell of an achievement I hope they stay up this season as there are too clubs I would very much love to see go down.

Agreed he had very good players around him but he also suited the way they play...something that he plainly didn't at Sunderland. From talking to friends I gather Hull City like to play with wingers and favour a 3-5-2 line up which should suit him. I wouldn't mind them staying up as it'd be an away game I could walk to!(selfish reason, I know!) but I think they'll struggle.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 11, 2013, 09:53:17 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 11, 2013, 10:16:38 PM
Any chance of putting a link to where you got it from please ?  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: royhan on August 11, 2013, 10:31:57 PM
Any chance of putting a link to where you got it from please ?  ;)

Probably Smethwick Workingmen's Club ;D ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on August 15, 2013, 12:29:36 PM
Not much activity at Stoke and most of their players have been brain washed of the past so they might find it difficult adapting to their new West Brazil style of play
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Standaman on August 16, 2013, 01:22:02 PM
For what it is worth blog on how I see the Premier League running out this season. Last year I was nearly completely wrong on my tips so a bit like the Wolves the only way is up.  ;D

http://lookbackinmildbewilderment.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/the-season-of-coach.html
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 17, 2013, 01:34:17 PM
I'm not much of a fan of either Liverpool or Stoke, but on this instance I'm happy to see that Liverpool are winning one nil. Daniel Sturridge with the goal.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 17, 2013, 03:08:45 PM
Walters missed a penalty for Stoke
Arsenal 1 Villa 0
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 17, 2013, 06:09:35 PM
Utd 2-0 up at Swansea. RVP and Welbeck
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 17, 2013, 10:46:19 PM
A very good and efficient performance from United today, I expect Crystal Palace v Tottenham to be a good game, I see Chelsea putting a few past Hull tomorrow. I expect a hard long season for Sunderland not a great result for them today.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: leeiswba on August 18, 2013, 04:38:13 AM
Thought United looked quality, great finish by welbeck for the 4th. hopefully City, united and Chelsea can fight it out all the way to the end this year.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on August 18, 2013, 11:39:06 AM
We just got to hope Hull and Palace getted stuffed today, they are our only hope
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 18, 2013, 02:04:30 PM
Crystal Palace are starting to get into the game now, but I still expect Tottenham to win. I don't see Palace scoring enough goals this season, interesting to see how Gayle gets on this season.  I don't see either Hull or Palace winning enough games to keep them up this season. 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 18, 2013, 03:29:28 PM
Spurs beat Palace 1-0.

Kevin Phillips was a second half substitute.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 18, 2013, 03:46:32 PM
Not a bad game between Crystal Palace v Spurs. Palace had some good moments towards the end of the game. Lukaku on the bench for Chelsea today. I see Chelsea getting a few today.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 18, 2013, 04:19:25 PM
Chelsea 1 Hull 0, it could easily have been 3-0 Chelsea have missed a penalty and Frank Lampard made Alan McGregor into a good save.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on August 18, 2013, 07:32:23 PM
The media whore is back...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23748851

I can't be the only one who can't stand this bloke?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on August 18, 2013, 07:38:10 PM
Southampton signed Osvaldo, 15m.

15m on him, 8 on Wanyama and 6( i think) on Lovren.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on August 18, 2013, 07:51:38 PM
Sadly we cant compete with them for players of that quality. Southampton are loaded hard to believe they were in league 1 a few years back.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on August 18, 2013, 08:17:29 PM
Southampton signed Osvaldo, 15m.

15m on him, 8 on Wanyama and 6( i think) on Lovren.



That's scary and disappointing, i just hope the 3 that came up even though spent loads more than we could ever imagine don't jell in time. we are mid chumps in terms of spend. Jeremys statement spot on :(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: zippyandbungle on August 18, 2013, 09:29:31 PM
Southampton signed Osvaldo, 15m.

15m on him, 8 on Wanyama and 6( i think) on Lovren.
Lukaku on loan, gmac free, mulumbu 300k

We win  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on August 19, 2013, 11:07:02 AM
What club will end up with Lukaku then, Villa?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dangerman on August 19, 2013, 12:02:56 PM
What club will end up with Lukaku then, Villa?

If Benteke goes to Spurs/Arsenal I can see Villa getting Lukaku.

I really hope not but with the strikers chelsea are linked with I guess Lukaku would be looking for a move and I don't think we'd stand a chance finanically or for the fact that we have already got two strikers in.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WestBromJim on August 19, 2013, 02:11:34 PM
Taken from:  http://www.transfermarkt.com/en/premier-league/marktwerte/wettbewerb_GB1.html

If Football was all about how much money it took to assemble a squad of players the end of season table would look like:

1   Man City
2   Chelsea
3   Man UTD
4   Spurs
5   Liverpool
6   Arsenal
7   Sunderland
8   Everton
9   S'oton
10   Newcastle
11   Stoke
12   Aston Villa
13   West Ham
14   Swansea
15   Norwich
16   Cardiff
17   Fulham
18   WBA
19   Hull
20   Palace

How do you think this table will shape up at the end of May?

I think fairly accurate, apart from the obvious one!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbasoprano on August 19, 2013, 02:49:34 PM
I think we'll be a little higher along with Fulham, Sunderland and Stoke will be lower and despite the weekend Arsenal will finish above Liverpool. That table's a good reflection on spending power though.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Albion79 on August 19, 2013, 02:54:49 PM
Its value for money i am concerned about.

Last preseason could be wrong but didnt QPR, Southampton, Sunderland, Villa, Newcastle, West Ham, plus a few others spend a lot more money than us and we finished above them all?

Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: McSkittle on August 19, 2013, 06:03:49 PM
Sunderland will have done very well to stay in the league come May, never mind finish 7th.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbasoprano on August 19, 2013, 07:41:16 PM
LINE-UPS
Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Fernandinho, Toure, Jesus Navas, Aguero, Silva, Dzeko. Subs: Milner, Nasri, Negredo, Kolarov, Javi Garcia, Rodwell, Pantilimon.

Pretty scary that team is and the bench is full of quality too.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 19, 2013, 08:53:43 PM
Its value for money i am concerned about.

Last preseason could be wrong but didnt QPR, Southampton, Sunderland, Villa, Newcastle, West Ham, plus a few others spend a lot more money than us and we finished above them all?

Very good point mate, that's why I'm not massively concerned that we haven't spent big we dont always need too.

Man City have looked very good so far tonight wonder if they take the foot of the gas like what Chelsea did Yesterday. 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on August 19, 2013, 09:10:39 PM
City 2-0 Newcastle. Steven Taylor sent of for elbowing Aguero.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 19, 2013, 09:15:07 PM
Ya Ya Tour has just scored a brilliant free kick, this could be five or six at full time. Newvastle will miss Steven Taylor for the next three games
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on August 21, 2013, 08:40:42 PM
Chelsea 1-1 Villa Benteke just scored.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 21, 2013, 08:41:01 PM
Chelsea 1-1 Vile (HT)

Took Benteke out of my fantasy team on Saturday morning  :'(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 21, 2013, 10:29:33 PM
Listened to the Villa match on the radio and guess what.Kevin Friend had a shocker.Joke of a referee
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: b65baggie on August 21, 2013, 10:34:34 PM
Ivanovic defo red + denied last minute pen (couldn't wait to give one Saturday), can safely say Kevin Friend is no fan of Midlands teams .
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 22, 2013, 07:21:17 AM
I'm pleased that Villa lost last night, but Friend had an absolute shocker I wasn't impressed with him at all on Saturday. I doubt he will be taking charge of a Premiership game at the Weekend.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on August 22, 2013, 10:03:37 AM
Ivanovic defo red + denied last minute pen (couldn't wait to give one Saturday), can safely say Kevin Friend is no fan of Midlands teams .

No fan of WEST midland teams. He's from Leicester and was appauling in our game with Stoke last season too...similar to Saturday booking our players for nothing letting there's get away with murder.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 22, 2013, 11:53:51 AM
Kevin Friend is the worst Premier League referee I have ever seen, there have been some poor ones including Atwell and Rob Styles but Friend is at the top of the list. He has been shocking in almost every game I have seen him, the first I remember was at Colchester few years ago when we lost 3-2. Last Saturday he was piss-poor and last night missed 2 big decisions that would and should have gone Villas way.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 22, 2013, 12:19:59 PM
Friend should be dropped for the weekend
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WSBaggie on August 22, 2013, 01:49:56 PM
Friend should be dropped for the weekend

2 absoute nightmare officiating performances in a row, he should be dropped but it's a touchy subject for the PL to deal with.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: zippyandbungle on August 22, 2013, 02:24:52 PM
certainly not sticking up for our "friend" but surely on Saturday the lino by the east stand caused most of the problems??
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on August 22, 2013, 02:32:24 PM
wow! the 'Big Teams' get more descisions go their way! what a suprise ::)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dangerman on August 22, 2013, 02:42:04 PM
Kevin Friend is the worst Premier League referee I have ever seen, there have been some poor ones including Atwell and Rob Styles but Friend is at the top of the list. He has been shocking in almost every game I have seen him, the first I remember was at Colchester few years ago when we lost 3-2. Last Saturday he was pee-poor and last night missed 2 big decisions that would and should have gone Villas way.

To be fair Villa got their share of luck last weekend with that penatly. Kinda evens itself out!  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: McSkittle on August 22, 2013, 08:30:24 PM
Its lucky to get two penalties that are penalties?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dangerman on August 22, 2013, 10:02:17 PM
Its lucky to get two penalties that are penalties?

No but when the ref plays the advantage and the player misses an open goal and the ref pulls it back dispite the advantage being played, I would call that lucky.

I would also argue the second penalty wasn't a penalty as its clear from the replays that the defender actually got the ball.

You'll be telling me next that the goal that won you the European cup wasn't lucky either.

But we don't like to mention that do we?  ::)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 22, 2013, 10:22:54 PM
Its lucky to get two penalties that are penalties?

Especially for two of the smaller clubs as we both are
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: McSkittle on August 23, 2013, 01:25:16 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: zippyandbungle on August 23, 2013, 01:35:37 PM
Its lucky to get two penalties that are penalties?
You won , you're back surprise .

One wasn't, kosceilny clearly got the ball but because the ball didn't deviate you all honk its a pen?
Never mind at least Chelsea kept it to a reasonable score this time.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dangerman on August 23, 2013, 01:44:13 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: McSkittle on August 23, 2013, 01:56:57 PM
You won , you're back surprise .


We lost at Chelsea.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: McSkittle on August 23, 2013, 02:01:52 PM
So you're basically saying that the luck favours the big clubs?


No, as that would involve me suggesting there is something called luck. It might be a romantic notion to envisage some unforeseen force, the Norns controlling the strings of fate, but its not something I subscribe to.

There are only choices. Peter Cech and Kevin friend made choices that decided the game on Wednesday, not luck. 

If you're asking about bias towaards the Misnomer League clubs, then asnwer the question I posed earlier and you tell me.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dangerman on August 23, 2013, 02:19:58 PM
No, as that would involve me suggesting there is something called luck. It might be a romantic notion to envisage some unforeseen force, the Norns controlling the strings of fate, but its not something I subscribe to.

There are only choices. Peter Cech and Kevin friend made choices that decided the game on Wednesday, not luck. 

If you're asking about bias towaards the Misnomer League clubs, then asnwer the question I posed earlier and you tell me.

Have you ever thought about becoming a local MP?  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on August 23, 2013, 03:03:37 PM
Have you ever thought about becoming a local MP?  ;)

Yes can just see it now, big claret & blue rosette & talking a load of bo****ks  :-[
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: ronnie_allen on August 23, 2013, 03:10:24 PM

You have to ask yourself this question; if a Villa centre half or an Albion one for that matter, had slapped the ball away as if he were playing volley ball in the Chelsea penalty area while leading in the 93rd minute would Kevin Friend have awarded a penalty to Chelsea? Actually, there is no need to answer that.


I doubt even our not so good Mr Friend would get away with giving Chelsea a penalty for an incident that happened in the penalty area that they would be defending.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: zippyandbungle on August 23, 2013, 03:34:16 PM
We lost at Chelsea.
No no no , the referee gave them the points? :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: zippyandbungle on August 23, 2013, 03:40:03 PM
Have you ever thought about becoming a local MP?  ;)
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Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Wbamitch on August 23, 2013, 05:35:50 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 24, 2013, 07:39:59 AM
Some big games today. Hull v Norwich I feel this is  the type of game that Hull have to win if they are to stay up this season. I fancy Fulham to get a good result against Arsenal today, I think Fulham have brought in some really good players this summer. I really hope Liverpool can get three points at Villa later on today.   
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 24, 2013, 03:26:22 PM
Hull and Sunderland both a goal up .
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on August 24, 2013, 05:58:05 PM
Come on Liverpool :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 24, 2013, 06:02:00 PM
Great goal from Daniel Sturridge.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on August 24, 2013, 06:17:15 PM
According to Sky Sports Scorecentre Liverpool are having about 80% possession :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 24, 2013, 06:23:05 PM
Villa had a lot better last five minutes of the half. 1-0 Liverpool at half time.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: McSkittle on August 25, 2013, 10:56:59 AM
We were good for a point again.

That Osman tackle looked two footed to me.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dangerman on August 25, 2013, 12:22:31 PM
We were good for a point again.

That Osman tackle looked two footed to me.

Shoulda woulda coulda!!

If your lot think your not going to be in and around a relegation battle this season your in for a bit shock!

Same as last season really, played well against the teams at the top and should have got more points than you did.

It'll be interesting to see how you get on against the lesser teams and I suspect it'll be a repeat of last season!

I'd be concerned as it seems that your only real chances go through benteke.

He loses form or gets injured or even leaves then your lot are in trouble.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: McSkittle on August 25, 2013, 03:01:23 PM
I strongly disagree. I think playing sides lile we just have and matching them is a positive. We have more points than we'd hoped for prior to the Arsenal game, but on balance, less than we really should have got.

The same level of application against say Newcastle and Hull would hopefully reap rewards. I think we look decent and reflect my pre-season prediction of a top half finish.

You are also reflecting my pre-season prediction of a struggle. You can see why Sinclair is desired as you look very toothless. We will see.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 25, 2013, 05:47:50 PM
Wow, Cardiff up 3-1 against Man City. Destroyed by set pieces.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on August 25, 2013, 05:48:53 PM
Cardiff beating City 3-1 :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 25, 2013, 06:18:58 PM
Manuel Pellegrini - "When we scored the 1st goal I thought it would be easy."

Welcome to the Premier League you utter tit.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on August 25, 2013, 06:22:43 PM
Manuel Pellegrini - "When we scored the 1st goal I thought it would be easy."

Welcome to the Premier League you utter tit.

Sums up City's allround arrogant attitude Liam!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on August 25, 2013, 06:33:50 PM
Wow, Cardiff up 3-1 against Man City. Destroyed by set pieces.

Corners into the six-yard box. Quality deliveries but to me the keeper has to get a hand (or two) to those.
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Post by: Legend on August 25, 2013, 07:57:55 PM
Shows what can happen when you have a good set piece taker.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: hardtobeat on August 26, 2013, 10:39:38 AM
Shows what can happen when you have a good set piece taker.
We have one but it looks like we are trying to keep him fresh for later in the season :D :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbasoprano on August 26, 2013, 07:41:17 PM
Chelsea starting with Torres and Lukaku on the bench and Ba not even in the 18. Is Mouriniho making a point to Abramovich?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 27, 2013, 09:02:04 AM
Man Utd v Chelsea wasn't a great game last night, a point was rightly deserved. I think Chelsea would be more happier than United though. Lukaku didn't get any game time last night.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Wbamitch on August 27, 2013, 04:06:24 PM
Was thinking 0-0 for yesterdays game and still it was worse than I expected.

If only I had a bet on it I could have gone to the game tonight  >:(

Lukaku should have started last night for me.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jonny on August 28, 2013, 11:35:33 AM
Last time he played against them he murdered their defence.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jonny on August 31, 2013, 01:34:35 PM
Oh dear Man City!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: saml30 on August 31, 2013, 05:08:18 PM
Seems that we arent the only team struggling in the goalmscoring steaks
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: 17GD on August 31, 2013, 08:22:46 PM
The PL has been poor so far this season.

With 27 games played, there have only been 54 goals. Average of 2 goals per game.  ::)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on August 31, 2013, 08:27:18 PM
Sunderland looked really, really poor. Wickham is a giant multimillion pound baby, a million miles away from PL quality. Fletcher was much better when he came on.

If these two teams survive this season they will be very lucky indeed, or today's showing didn't reflect their potential. 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 31, 2013, 10:50:58 PM
Sunderland look very poor indeed. I dont see Di Canio been there much longer really they have had three very winnable games so far and only taken one point. Johnson and Fletcher is there best chance of staying up this season as I dont see the other players bringing much to them. The match could have gone either way if Sunderland hadn't had O Shea sent off. Big win for Palace these are the types of games you have to win.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 31, 2013, 11:05:17 PM
Got question marks over Di Canio - also a very refreshing interview after the game - quite rightly criticisng John O'Shea and Ji. O'Shea for his ridiculous mistake (the first of many according to Sunderland fans) and Ji for his complete lack of effort to get himself a goal, so much he ducked from the ball.

This was always going to be a tough job for him removing some of the over-rated, average junk built up by Bruce and O'Neill.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Legend on August 31, 2013, 11:22:18 PM
Holloway tactically outclassed Di Canio today.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 02, 2013, 09:06:47 AM
A lot of Man Utd fans getting concerned after Yesterdays result. One difference that I have seen is that United dont seem as attacking as they were under Ferguson. David Moyes does come across slightly more defensive minded. I think that they need to spend some big money in the next few hours as with the players that Chelsea and Man City have brought in, I do feel it would be one of those two who will win it this season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on September 03, 2013, 01:07:34 AM
A lot of Man Utd fans getting concerned after Yesterdays result. One difference that I have seen is that United dont seem as attacking as they were under Ferguson. David Moyes does come across slightly more defensive minded. I think that they need to spend some big money in the next few hours as with the players that Chelsea and Man City have brought in, I do feel it would be one of those two who will win it this season.

Can see Yanited outside the top 5 this year the way they are going, a long term injury to Van Persie could see them struggling for top 8.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Baggies on September 03, 2013, 02:07:17 AM
I think struggle to make the top 8 is a barmy shout jacko - there is no way a side who won the league last year will drop below the likes of Swansea, Southampton, Everton or Cardiff.

You may however have a shout there about the top 4 or 5. Man City and Chelsea look stronger than last year while Man Utd maybe look weaker and without Alex Fergsuon. Then you have Tottenham who have made som incredible signings and well as Arsenal who, although have had a bad summer, do still have Wenger and now one of the worlds best footballers in Mesut Ozil.

That alone could see them out of the top 4, however they then have a rejuvenated Liverpool to contend with who still have Suarez and Agger, and now have the likes if Coutinho, Aspas, Sturridge, Moses and Alberto in the team, without including their defensive signings Ilori and Sakho.

This really ould be the year when Man Utd fall away from everyone else, however I think they should be okay for the top 4 as long as they do not lose Van Persie. Injury to him however and they are in serious trouble.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on September 04, 2013, 03:01:54 AM
I think struggle to make the top 8 is a barmy shout jacko - there is no way a side who won the league last year will drop below the likes of Swansea, Southampton, Everton or Cardiff.

You may however have a shout there about the top 4 or 5. Man City and Chelsea look stronger than last year while Man Utd maybe look weaker and without Alex Fergsuon. Then you have Tottenham who have made som incredible signings and well as Arsenal who, although have had a bad summer, do still have Wenger and now one of the worlds best footballers in Mesut Ozil.

That alone could see them out of the top 4, however they then have a rejuvenated Liverpool to contend with who still have Suarez and Agger, and now have the likes if Coutinho, Aspas, Sturridge, Moses and Alberto in the team, without including their defensive signings Ilori and Sakho.

This really ould be the year when Man Utd fall away from everyone else, however I think they should be okay for the top 4 as long as they do not lose Van Persie. Injury to him however and they are in serious trouble.

Not sure why you've picked these 2 of a number of PL teams, thought/think Southampton will be around 14th and PO will keep Cardiff up my the skin of their teeth.

Not too far fetched that if Van Persie broke his leg playing for Netherlands this week they could tumble right out of the reckoning to at least below Everton who are nailed on for 7th as things stand. Then it only takes one club to have an exceptional season (Newcastle circa 2011/12) for the prophecy to be realised  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbasoprano on September 04, 2013, 02:43:07 PM
Just saw someone's season predictions on fb:
1st: Chelsea
2nd: Liverpool
3rd: Man City
4th: Man United
5th: Arsenal
6th: Spurs
7th: Everton
8th: Aston Villa
9th: Swansea
10th: Norwich
11th: Fulham
12th: Southampton
13th: Stoke
14th: West Ham
15th: Newcastle
16th: Cardiff
17th: West Brom
18th: Sunderland
19th: Crystal Palace
20th: Hull.

I think I'd have taken that after the first three games but with the additions on deadline day I think we can finish a couple of places higher.

Mine, I refuse to think Villa will finish above us!
1st: Chelsea
2nd: Man City
3rd: Man United
4th: Spurs
5th: Arsenal
6th: Liverpool
7th: Everton
8th: Swansea 
9th: Fulham
10th: Southampton
11th: Norwich
12th: West Brom
13th: Aston Villa
14th: West Ham
15th: Newcastle
16th: Stoke
17th: Cardiff
18th: Sunderland
19th: Crystal Palace
20th: Hull.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 15, 2013, 05:01:19 PM
Watching West Ham at the minute, they do really look short up front. I think when fit Andy Carroll will be a great player for them. However he is injured for a long time and I dont see the other strikers getting enough goals for them.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on September 15, 2013, 05:55:44 PM
Saints 0-0 West Ham
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 15, 2013, 06:13:13 PM
Quite a boring game. I don't know why Sky choose West Ham when they're away from home. They attempt to kill any hope of a spectacle.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 15, 2013, 06:19:28 PM
Surprised Allardyce is moaning about the Schneiderlin challenge, not sure it could be two-footed when one of the feet was sliding along the floor. Unsurprisingly he didn't mention the cowardly challenge from Joey O'Brien on Lallana I think when he went through the back of him and got booked.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 16, 2013, 08:11:21 PM
Great game at the Liberty. 1-1 after 3 minutes.

Shelvey opened the scoring for Swansea before his dreadful back pass which saw Sturridge level.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on September 16, 2013, 08:38:46 PM
Great game at the Liberty. 1-1 after 3 minutes.

Shelvey opened the scoring for Liverpool before his dreadful back pass which saw Sturridge level.

I'll let you edit that bit Liam  ;)

Liverpool look really good, great passing & gutted we missed out on Moses.

EDIT: cracking goal from Moses  8)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 16, 2013, 08:43:26 PM
I'll let you edit that bit Liam  ;)

Liverpool look really good, great passing & gutted we missed out on Moses.

EDIT: cracking goal from Moses  8)

The way Shelvey is playing you could easily mistake him for a Liverpool player!  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on September 16, 2013, 08:48:00 PM
The way Shelvey is playing you could easily mistake him for a Liverpool player!  :D

Yeah, he's probably had more assists for Liverpool tonight then when he used to play for them  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: ronnie_allen on September 21, 2013, 01:14:39 PM
Benteke looks like he is going off for Villa with a groin injury. If he is absence - will it allow Villa's other attacking players come more to the fore or will they suffer with the loss of their most dominant attacking force.
Still 0-0 at Carrow Road but listening on Radio 5 appears to be end to end. Guzan saved a penalty after a Clark hand-ball.

Edit: looks like the 1st option - Benteke's replacement Kozak puts the Seals 1-0 up.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 21, 2013, 01:16:16 PM
1-0 villa  ::)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on September 21, 2013, 01:17:41 PM
Benteke looks like he is going off for Villa with a groin injury. If he is absence - will it allow Villa's other attacking players come more to the fore or will they suffer with the loss of their most dominant attacking force.
Still 0-0 at Carrow Road but listening on Radio 5 appears to be end to end. Guzan saved a penalty after a Clark hand-ball.

Personally i think it will be a big physological blow to Villa if he's out for several weeks
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on September 21, 2013, 01:19:16 PM
Personally i think it will be a big physological blow to Villa if he's out for several weeks

his replacement goes and scores a goal :-[
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 21, 2013, 02:31:28 PM
This would be a really good win for Villa. I still think despite the money Norwich have spent over the summer, I still think they will struggle this season. Benteke going off for Villa will be a big blow for them.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on September 21, 2013, 04:40:43 PM
Leighton Baines.....take a bow.

2 screamers.

Lukaku with his first goal.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 21, 2013, 04:58:50 PM
Liverpool 0 Southampton 1
Newcastle 2 Hull 3

A decent start for Hull to the season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on September 21, 2013, 06:45:52 PM
Chelsea 1-0 Fulham. If it stays like this Fulham will be in the bottom three.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 21, 2013, 11:38:41 PM
Two cracking free kicks from Baines today. He is now the second leading goal scoring defender.

Looking forward to the Manchester derby tomorrow. Been some really good Manchester derbies over the last few seasons and has seen a lot of goals too. Hope the one tomorrow will be the same.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BrummieBaggie68 on September 22, 2013, 03:00:37 PM
Odemwingie not in the Cardiff squad today?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 22, 2013, 03:04:08 PM
Odemwingie not in the Cardiff squad today?

Read on Friday he had the sniffles
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on September 22, 2013, 03:35:01 PM
Can't believe I'm saying this BUT.....Stoke played well today  :o, there, I said it, seems Hughes is trying to get them playing football, Stoke, playing football I hear you ask, whatever next? (answers on a postcard).
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on September 22, 2013, 04:51:48 PM
City have just gone 2-0 up against Utd. Aguero and Toure.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gavinrussell on September 22, 2013, 05:04:58 PM
Moyes totally out of his depth...Fergies plan is working..no one will ever replace him...
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on September 22, 2013, 05:08:16 PM
City have just gone 2-0 up against Utd. Aguero and Toure.

3-0! Aguero again.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Ska-dForLife-WBA on September 22, 2013, 05:11:21 PM
4-0, Nasri.  Got a nasty feeling United are going to be out to prove a point against us next week after this rout.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on September 22, 2013, 05:11:43 PM
3-0! Aguero again.

4-0 Nasri. This could become a rout.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbasoprano on September 22, 2013, 05:28:57 PM
Odemwrongun just come on for Cardiff, Spurs all over them but 0-0 at the moment.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbastrollers on September 22, 2013, 05:44:56 PM
Odemwonga through on goal, shot well wide!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on September 22, 2013, 06:00:46 PM
4-0 Nasri. This could become a rout.

4-1 In the end! Rooney got one back for Utd.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on September 22, 2013, 06:02:54 PM
Paulinho scores for Spurs in the 93rd minute. Won 1-0
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 22, 2013, 06:21:25 PM
Man City were excellent today. However the goals they gave away were poor from Uniteds point of view. Interesting to see how United will bounce back from this defeat today.

Funny to see Stoke concede three goals from set pieces today. Arsenal may surprise a few people this season. However it will be how they get on when they play Chelsea, Man City and Man Utd which they haven't got that good of a record in recent seasons.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 22, 2013, 06:34:46 PM
Man United demonstrating why they won't be winning the league this season. They have a squad, baring two or three players, which are littered with average to good footballers and nothing more than that. Ferguson somehow managed to drag them to their last couple of titles without having a vintage United side at his disposal. Not seen much of United this season but what I have seen I haven't been impressed with. City full deserved their victory today and were a joy to watch.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on September 22, 2013, 07:10:14 PM
Man United demonstrating why they won't be winning the league this season. They have a squad, baring two or three players, which are littered with average to good footballers and nothing more than that. Ferguson somehow managed to drag them to their last couple of titles without having a vintage United side at his disposal. Not seen much of United this season but what I have seen I haven't been impressed with. City full deserved their victory today and were a joy to watch.

Similar squad to what they had last season but they had a fear factor due to their manager, with Moyes that fear factor is no longer there. Will be interesting to see how they get on in the coming months but Fergie got out at just the right time.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Baggie Boy on September 22, 2013, 08:12:11 PM
Ferguson when Utd were in trouble always bought one top quality player who would help them no ends and get them out of trouble (Cantona, Cole, Van Persie) and who has Moyes bought- Fellaini who is good but not Utd class. Moyes needed to buy one world class player really and hopefully for their fans one a year. If I was him I'd build from the back as they have not replaced Van der Sar. Evra, Ferdinand and Vidic are getting older and Moyes needs to build from the back. Jones just does not cut it for me. Oh well- hopefully these frailties will lead to a WBA victory next week. COYB.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 22, 2013, 08:52:13 PM
Man City were excellent today. However the goals they gave away were poor from Uniteds point of view. Interesting to see how United will bounce back from this defeat today.
Probably by tanking us! :(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 22, 2013, 08:59:48 PM
They have a run of fixtures which you would expect them to pick up points from. However I think it will be the big games like today which United could look back on next May and say that's where the title was lost. Fellaini is a good squad player but I think United fans would be dissapointed with the signings that they have made in the Summer.

A very good week for Swansea, three great results. Crystal Palace have had a tough start to the season had a good win against Sunderland but could be on for a real struggle this season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Adder on September 22, 2013, 09:00:54 PM
After the Aguerrooooooo climax to 2011 - 12 season, United were ultra motivated to get the title back last year. They really needed to get Fabregas or Ozil to kick on this year.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: collins101 on September 22, 2013, 09:41:11 PM
Di Canio gone - Not really a surprise
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 22, 2013, 09:51:27 PM
Got quite a few mixed feelings over his departure - I'm not particularly keen on him as a person but I thought he was an exciting character and football needs characters. Furthermore, he's been left out to dry by the recruitment team at Sunderland who haven't strengthened adequately but given PDC's erratic nature, the move was never going to work.

Di Matteo apparently lined up to what I've seen on Twitter.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 22, 2013, 10:04:14 PM
RDM was someone I had completely forgotten about until I read your post. Two other names who they could go for and Tony Pulis and Gus Poyet. I also read that Martin Jol was someone been lined up for the job, which I dont think will happen as he is struggling with Fulham. I find it strange how they bring in so many players, and then after five games they sack him. He is a character and you dont know what he will do next, but I think he was taking them down.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Greenock Baggie on September 22, 2013, 10:07:16 PM
After the Aguerrooooooo climax to 2011 - 12 season, United were ultra motivated to get the title back last year. They really needed to get Fabregas or Ozil to kick on this year.
They wont be "kicking on" then as Ozil has gone to Arsenal and Fabregas is going nowhere and staying at Barca
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Ska-dForLife-WBA on September 22, 2013, 10:12:30 PM
TV cameras also showed Alex McLeish at the match yesterday.  He's at 10-1 with the bookies, and Sunderland need someone to shore up their defence...
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: overseas baggie on September 22, 2013, 10:23:34 PM
Yet another Premiership manager has been sacked today (de Canio) immediately after a defeat by the Baggies.  I've lost count now, but how many managers have suffered that fate after losing to us?  Seems to be the final nail in the coffin for lots of managers.

Moyes next week?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: timdon on September 22, 2013, 10:26:52 PM
It is astonishing how often it happens that a manager gets sacked after losing to us. I think there must be at least 4 or 5 in the last couple of years.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gingernumpty on September 22, 2013, 10:35:35 PM
Di Canio is now the latest in a line of managers getting relieved of their duties following a loss to West Brom over the past few seasons.  The media consistantly report these with a tone that West Brom should have been beaten easily.  After good finishes in the Premier for a number of seasons now I am still not surprised at the continued lack of respect shown by the main stream media to the club.  Not sure if same could be said of the clubs removing there managers off the back of it.  Wonder who's next?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: PsalmXXIII on September 22, 2013, 10:43:16 PM
AVB, McCarthy, RDM, Di Canio for certain and didn't Hughton go from Newcastle after playing us?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 22, 2013, 10:44:42 PM
AVB, McCarthy, RDM, Di Canio for certain and didn't Hughton go from Newcastle after playing us?

Yes - following day after we beat them 3-1.

Add John Gregory to the list - he went the following day after we beat QPR 5-1.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on September 22, 2013, 10:48:12 PM
Similar squad to what they had last season but they had a fear factor due to their manager, with Moyes that fear factor is no longer there. Will be interesting to see how they get on in the coming months but Fergie got out at just the right time.

Exactly. United had surprisingly weak squads during Fergie's last few seasons but SAF himself was worth two or three extra players on the pitch. The refs were scared witless of him just for one thing.

United will probably need a major overhaul - the defence needs fixing as does the midfield, Rooney is unsettled etc.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 22, 2013, 10:55:13 PM
baggies curse again.....  ;D baggieessss
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on September 22, 2013, 11:11:08 PM
Exactly. United had surprisingly weak squads during Fergie's last few seasons but SAF himself was worth two or three extra players on the pitch. The refs were scared witless of him just for one thing.

Almost all of the 50/50 decisions would go their way under Ferguson (and most of the 40/60 ones too)

In what I've seen of Man U. so far this season that isn't happening the way it did

the undue influence he was able to exert on the officials is dissolving

a level playing field and suddenly.....  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on September 28, 2013, 12:53:20 PM
watching the Spurs Chelsea game on telly.the camera position is it on top of a block of highrise flats or something
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 28, 2013, 02:06:09 PM
Tottenham currently one nil up against Chelsea. If they win today then I think that they could be a contender for the title this season. They have haven't conceded a goal in nearly five games now. They have lots of really good options and I think they have been better of so far selling Bale, and bringing in five or six players with the Bale money.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 28, 2013, 03:15:48 PM
It finished Spurs 1 Chelsea 1 Torres was sent off
Hull 1 WHU 0
Fulham 0 Cardiff 1, pressure mounting on Martin Jol.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on September 30, 2013, 02:11:19 PM
Hull City seem to be playing well but they are getting some very interesting decisions going for them.
Both against Norwich and West Ham they were awarded very soft penalties whilst the opposition were denied stronger claims....the penalties were the only goals in those games too.

Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 30, 2013, 08:10:58 PM
Romelu Lukaku has opened the scoring for Everton against Newcastle.

Incredible that they would loan him out given his form last season. Quite easily a better option than Eto'o, Demba Ba and Fernando Torres.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 30, 2013, 08:29:56 PM
He's just provided an assist for Ross Barkley who makes it 2-0.

Newcastle are looking abject defensively. Chance for Lukaku to bag a few more here.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on September 30, 2013, 08:30:39 PM
Romelu Lukaku has opened the scoring for Everton against Newcastle.

Incredible that they would loan him out given his form last season. Quite easily a better option than Eto'o, Demba Ba and Fernando Torres.

Just cannot understand it Liam! he is on fire at the moment. Had one disallowed earlier on as well. I know a lot of Chelsea fans and they cant believe it either.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbarenno on September 30, 2013, 08:38:46 PM
Dont get me wrong im a very happy baggie but just imagine if we had got lukaku aswell! :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 30, 2013, 08:40:47 PM
Just cannot understand it Liam! he is on fire at the moment. Had one disallowed earlier on as well. I know a lot of Chelsea fans and they cant believe it either.

I guess they will be even more annoyed now.

He's scored again.  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbarenno on September 30, 2013, 08:44:43 PM
Everton look a force

4 goals now for lukaku,two offside-two on!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on September 30, 2013, 08:45:21 PM
I guess they will be even more annoyed now.

He's scored again.  :D

I just wonder what odds he would be to finish top goalscorer 8)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Legend on September 30, 2013, 08:49:55 PM
Glad we got our trip to Goodison Park out the way early.  :P
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 30, 2013, 08:53:14 PM
I just wonder what odds he would be to finish top goalscorer 8)

http://www.oddschecker.com/football/english/premier-league/top-goalscorer

33/1 at Betfred

25/1 at Bet Victor
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: royhan on September 30, 2013, 09:12:27 PM
P45 for Mourinho if Lukaku keeps banging them in. The Chelski manager is already feeling the pressure judging by his pathetic walk out at today's Press conference.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on September 30, 2013, 09:25:31 PM
Great goal by Cabeye.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on September 30, 2013, 09:29:44 PM
In a way we have done what Spurs have done after losing Bale. Lost one class player(Lukaku) but replaced him with 4 very good one's. Lukaku was a good short term solution but Everton will have same problem come the end of the season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on September 30, 2013, 10:11:03 PM
In a way we have done what Spurs have done after losing Bale. Lost one class player(Lukaku) but replaced him with 4 very good one's. Lukaku was a good short term solution but Everton will have same problem come the end of the season.

..... try in January


I bet he will be recalled by Chelsea in New Year
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbasoprano on October 01, 2013, 12:46:00 AM
..... try in January


I bet he will be recalled by Chelsea in New Year

I'm sure I heard there was no recall clause in the loan, do he's there for the season and the special one is an idiot.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: tommcneill on October 01, 2013, 02:21:42 AM
its unbelievable Chelsea are not using him...I simply do not get it.

Possibly Chelseas best striker the guy is unit and without looking through my Rose Tinted Specs and from a footballing point of view he was absolutely correct to goto Everton, not only are they a perennial Premier League Team they always seem 5th or 6th, Lukaku is a player that could push them into a Champions League place and he believed he is the player who could take them to the next level and if he did he would probably move there permanently and continue his education but playing CL football too..

I have a lot of respect for that guy he has his head right screwed on and understands how football works and with humbleness

Great Player looking forward to watching his career.

Could you imagine Lukaku, Sess, Amalfitano, Sinclair if we had got him....

So gutting not too have had a chance to have seen that

but Berahino has softened the blow a little
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on October 01, 2013, 03:14:49 AM
I'm sure I heard there was no recall clause in the loan, do he's there for the season and the special one is an idiot.

not that I know for sure... but didn't Clarke say last season that ALL Season long loans have a January recall clause????
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on October 01, 2013, 05:05:35 AM
http://www.oddschecker.com/football/english/premier-league/top-goalscorer

33/1 at Betfred

25/1 at Bet Victor

Cheers Liam! definatly worth a punt ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on October 01, 2013, 09:32:58 AM
not that I know for sure... but didn't Clarke say last season that ALL Season long loans have a January recall clause????

I thought that was the case but did see a comment from Mourinho the other week at his news conference where he clearly said Lukaku couldn't be recalled in January. I don't know if he meant that a recall clause wasn't part of the deal or whether its just him being stubburn and simply not entertaining the idea of admitting he's dropped a right bollock by letting him go in the first place.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 01, 2013, 01:39:50 PM
not that I know for sure... but didn't Clarke say last season that ALL Season long loans have a January recall clause????

I think they do have re-call clauses.

If I remember, we had a clause in Lukaku's contract that after a certain date he could not be recalled until the season finished. My memory of it is pretty vague.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: RuncornBaggie on October 01, 2013, 05:05:22 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbasoprano on October 01, 2013, 05:13:49 PM
I thought that was the case but did see a comment from Mourinho the other week at his news conference where he clearly said Lukaku couldn't be recalled in January. I don't know if he meant that a recall clause wasn't part of the deal or whether its just him being stubburn and simply not entertaining the idea of admitting he's dropped a right bollock by letting him go in the first place.

That might be what I was thinking of too. Does sound like him being stubborn  :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on October 01, 2013, 06:53:03 PM
That might be what I was thinking of too. Does sound like him being stubborn  :)

Clearly Mourinho has his own ideas of how Chelsea should play, and the likes of Lukaku and Mata apparently aren't natural fits for those ideas. Lukaku hasn't set the world on fire when he has played for Chelsea, but I suspect that is because he has been asked to play a game that doesn't really suit him (back against the goal and more of a pivot rather than a battering ram down the middle) and he hasn't been as involved as he should be. Mata apparently is seen as too lightweight defensively by Jose.

Old Jose has become dogmatic rather than pragmatic. We'll see how that works for him.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on October 01, 2013, 11:06:48 PM
I guess it just goes to prove that Everton were smart enough to remember the mistake we made last season and got rid of the recall clause before it could become a worry ;)

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/football-martinez-heaps-praise-lukaku-222827932--sow.html (http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/football-martinez-heaps-praise-lukaku-222827932--sow.html)

Everton manager Roberto Martinez confirmed there is no recall option for Romelu Lukaku after the on-loan Chelsea striker netted twice in a 3-2 win over Newcastle.

Returning Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho allowed Lukaku to go out on loan on transfer deadline day a month ago, prompting surprise in some quarters.
That has been highlighted by Lukaku's latest brace, which took his league tally to more than all the strikers at Stamford Bridge put together.
Fortunately for Martinez, the loan agreement is for a full season so there is no chance of an early recall.
"I could be sweating now if that was the case," said the Spaniard.
He also confirmed that Gareth Barry, on loan from Manchester City, has signed a similar agreement and would stay for the entire season.
...
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Greenock Baggie on October 02, 2013, 08:05:41 PM
Shall I tell you all why Lukaku wont ever play regular football for Chelsea ??

Its as plain as the nose on your face. Lukaku isn't a Chelsea "type" player. What I mean is Chelsea play their way into scoring positions with crisp one touch quick passing. Watching Lukaku against Newcastle, his first touch was not a Chelsea first touch. Lukaku is more of a battering ram player than a technical type player which is what Chelsea need/use !!

That's why he will do well at Everton and why he did well with us. We need the battering ram as by and large, us and Everton do rely on long balls to forwards rather than Arsenal/Chelsea penetration into the box. We do play some crisp passing, don't get me wrong but Lukaku is an Everton/WBA type player, HE WILL NEVER BE A CHELSEA type player !!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on October 03, 2013, 04:51:24 PM
Met police now arresting anyone using the Y word at spurs v west ham at the weekend. It sounds farcical and like the FA, who started the notion it was racist even though spurs fans use it about themself, are trying to push attention elsewhere, haven't they got other things to worry about?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on October 03, 2013, 06:00:38 PM
Met police now arresting anyone using the Y word at spurs v west ham at the weekend. It sounds farcical and like the FA, who started the notion it was racist even though spurs fans use it about themself, are trying to push attention elsewhere, haven't they got other things to worry about?

Lets see how they react after Arsenal play here on Sunday live on TV given they were singing about Spurs most of the cup game including songs about running round Tottenham with their foreskins hanging out. Whole things a joke.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 05, 2013, 03:51:02 PM
Liverpool 3 Palace 0 I think its going to be a very long hard season for them.
Cardiff 0 Newcastle 2
Roger East having a shocking game at Fulham today.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Reddiebaggie on October 05, 2013, 05:00:46 PM
Odemwingie scores in a losing Cardiff side who don't appear to be a better team than the Baggies at the moment
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on October 05, 2013, 05:07:28 PM
Odemwingie scores in a losing Cardiff side who don't appear to be a better team than the Baggies at the moment

and never will be hopefully !!!    :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbasoprano on October 05, 2013, 05:12:02 PM
Palace look dead certs for relegation and despite their great start I still feel Hull will be bottom three come May.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 06, 2013, 08:52:37 AM
I think Stoke will struggle this season, they cant seem to score. They didn't score that many under Pulis, but this season they have failed to scored in four of the seven games. Jones and Crouch haven't scored in ages either and they have only scored four goals this season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Standaman on October 06, 2013, 10:13:51 AM
Sunderland and Palace even at this early stage are in real danger of being cut adrift but the rest of the division looks pretty tight. At the moment a couple of wins or defeats on the spin and either a team is the "form team" or "club in crisis". We have gone through that process already this season and as poor as Stoke look at the moment we would swop places with them if we were to lose to Arsenal today and thems after the international break.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbasoprano on October 06, 2013, 08:49:58 PM
Very surprised by the Tottenham - West Ham result today. Spurs looking a fantastic side this year and West ham struggling for goals, so what happens? 3-0 to West Ham of course! But like they say football is a funny old game  :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbasoprano on October 07, 2013, 03:12:25 PM
Poyet is now the overwhelming favourite  for the Sunderland job. Do you think he is the man to keep them up? I have my doubts but time will tell.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on October 07, 2013, 03:54:12 PM
Poyet is now the overwhelming favourite  for the Sunderland job. Do you think he is the man to keep them up? I have my doubts but time will tell.

I like Poyet but as well as he did with Brighton its a big step up to the Premier, Kevin Ball seemed to have them fired up & they could of been two up before manure scored, maybe his lack of experience will mean they might go for Poyet & Ball as a 1&2  :-\ 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Standaman on October 07, 2013, 06:53:28 PM
Poyet has a very particular style of play and whilst I think he might be successful given time he needs to effect an immediate improvement in Sunderland's results and that will not be easy.  The Sunderland board might have been better to go for a more pragmatic option to get them out of their current fix although who that might have been I have no idea. 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: zippyandbungle on October 07, 2013, 09:44:24 PM
Merlin would keep them up, maybe Megson, McDermott , Adkins but I think they should take Mcleish .
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on October 08, 2013, 09:54:48 AM
So Sunderland have decided that Poyet is the man to keep them up.
 
Personally I think they've just exchanged 1 raw unproven manager with another. He did do well at Brighton but I think the step up to the premier league is a step too far at this stage in his managerial career.

Also Sunderland are in a relegation battle and I'm not sure that Poyet has the experience that that particular problem needs.

Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 08, 2013, 10:02:58 AM
Interesting choice Gus Poyet, he did a really good job at Brighton and got them playing some really attractive football.  First home game is Newcastle. He has a really tough job on his hands, but they played well at time against Liverpool and Man Utd.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on October 08, 2013, 10:05:54 AM
Very interesting appointment at Sunderland. Certainly another unproven choice but should get the fans onside for a while, needs time to sort out the mess up there though and it will be a tough job.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 08, 2013, 03:02:40 PM
I still cannot believe that West Ham, a side that barely crosses the half way line away from home can go to Tottenham Hotspur and win 3-0!

As for Sunderland, I think Poyet might be the man long term to bring about the transition in football but I feel he'll be doing the majority of that from the Championship. With Ellis Short seemingly cutting his cloth accordingly I doubt whether Poyet and Di Fanti (Sunderland's head of recruitment) will have the money to bring about the change needed in personnel. Looking across their forums both Bruce and O'Neill did their classic cases of spending large amounts of money on average players with the club struggling to move them on at a later date - similar to what happened at Villa recently.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Adder on October 10, 2013, 01:25:10 AM
The joys of foreign owners - Malky Mackay 'furious' at change in head of recruitement - probably decided in a board meeting of one

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24454963
 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on October 10, 2013, 03:18:53 AM
The joys of foreign owners - Malky Mackay 'furious' at change in head of recruitement - probably decided in a board meeting of one

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24454963


another Venkys by the look of it  :(


Yeah lets sack all the people who know how to and have experience.... and hire a friend instead
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: zippyandbungle on October 10, 2013, 01:39:54 PM

another Venkys by the look of it  :(


Yeah lets sack all the people who know how to and have experience.... and hire a friend instead
Don't knock it , whilst they all splash about in turbulent waters , we sail calmly up stream.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 10, 2013, 05:22:47 PM
I expect Mackay to be pushed out later in the season too.

Farcical appointment from Cardiff - would love to see them go down.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 19, 2013, 05:17:47 PM
Arsenal and Chelsea both looking very good at the minute. The task gets even harder for Sunderland now they lost 4-0 at Swansea. A great point for Southampton at United, Moyes made some poor subs and looked set to keep it at 1-0.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Wbamitch on October 19, 2013, 09:42:41 PM
Arsenal and Chelsea both looking very good at the minute. The task gets even harder for Sunderland now they lost 4-0 at Swansea. A great point for Southampton at United, Moyes made some poor subs and looked set to keep it at 1-0.

Just elaborating on a few of those, interesting to see how that second half actually panned out at The Liberty Stadium whether Sunderland completely collapsed or Swansea really raised their football to the very high level they can take it too.
I don't mind Poyet, thought it was awful how he got sacked live on T.V and feel sorry for him today and the fact he has took that job.

Southampton were magnificent, saw plenty of that today whilst watching our match and they went for United straight from the off and just didn't stop. Thoroughly deserved their point and could of won on another day.

Once again. I hope credit goes to them on MOTD and not about Man United's misfortunes. I think they quite like Southampton's story so far so they should be ok.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 20, 2013, 08:54:51 AM
Early days still, but I think Southampton will be more than ok this season. I think we'll see if Arsenal can win the title based on the next few games, they have Liverpool and Man Utd coming up in the next few weeks.

I like Gus Poyet and with the way football goes sometimes, I wouldn't be surprised if they beat Newcastle last week.

I think Spurs will beat Villa 2-0 today
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: jonny on October 20, 2013, 06:14:19 PM
Early days still, but I think Southampton will be more than ok this season. I think we'll see if Arsenal can win the title based on the next few games, they have Liverpool and Man Utd coming up in the next few weeks.

I like Gus Poyet and with the way football goes sometimes, I wouldn't be surprised if they beat Newcastle last week.

I think Spurs will beat Villa 2-0 today

Great prediction!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on October 20, 2013, 06:49:19 PM
Early days still, but I think Southampton will be more than ok this season. I think we'll see if Arsenal can win the title based on the next few games, they have Liverpool and Man Utd coming up in the next few weeks.

I like Gus Poyet and with the way football goes sometimes, I wouldn't be surprised if they beat Newcastle last week.

I think Spurs will beat Villa 2-0 today

As jonny said great prediction but have you got some kind of time travelling machine WBASPE77
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 20, 2013, 08:57:39 PM
Tottenham were very poor today until they scored, which was a flukey goal by Townsend. The second goal was very good, excellent build up play and overall Spurs were the better team. Everton at home next for Villa who have been in excellent form.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: zippyandbungle on October 20, 2013, 10:44:44 PM
Lukaku will destroy that ramshackle defence, wouldn't you just love him to get 3 and show a t-shirt with WKWWA? :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 21, 2013, 06:08:09 PM
Found this quite myself. Journalist for the Mirror pretty ruthless in his assessment of the Sunderland players  :D

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e282/wethery/FDF56967-7181-42C4-B037-9EB6056BF768-12649-000009B49ACBE489_zpse4d86b25.jpg)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Mat15(MH) on October 21, 2013, 08:52:50 PM
Two world class strikes in the Palace vs Fulham game tonight, only half time as well! Kasami's in particular was very special.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 21, 2013, 08:56:50 PM
Both of the Fulham goals were very good. it has been a decent first half even in this early stage of the season I see this as a game that Palace must win, if they don't get something from this game more of a gap will start to appear at the bottom of the table and with Arsenal coming to Palace on Saturday i cant see them getting anything in that one.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 21, 2013, 08:58:17 PM
Words won't do either goal justice.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 26, 2013, 02:46:07 PM
Another great win for Arsenal today, however the next couple of games which are Liverpool and Man Utd will prove how big title contenders they will be I think this season.

I fancy Everton to nick it at Villa today, United to beat Stoke, Norwich to just edge Cardiff.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 26, 2013, 05:00:13 PM
Some amazing games today.

Man Utd 3 Stoke 2. What a win that was for David Moyes. Stoke have now gone six games without a win.

Pleased to see Everton win at Villa today. Everton have been great under Martinez, Lukaku has been immense so far again this season what a player he is turning out to be.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbasoprano on October 26, 2013, 05:05:48 PM
Yeah well done Everton and Lukaku, kept us above the Vile.

Norwich struggling, 0-0 at home to Cardiff isn't what they would have wanted.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on October 26, 2013, 06:24:59 PM
Yeah well done Everton and Lukaku, kept us above the Vile.

Norwich struggling, 0-0 at home to Cardiff isn't what they would have wanted.

Apparently big contoversy at Carrow Road today, where Norwich scored but it wasn't given. One of those spirit of the game, pass back to the opposition jobs. Should be interesting to watch.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 26, 2013, 07:22:16 PM
Apparently big contoversy at Carrow Road today, where Norwich scored but it wasn't given. One of those spirit of the game, pass back to the opposition jobs. Should be interesting to watch.

Also noticed tweets suggesting that there was a 20 man scuffle down the tunnel.

I caught the Everton goals earlier and they were both identical finishes - wonderful.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on October 26, 2013, 07:44:16 PM
Despite our loss other results went our way!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 26, 2013, 09:53:55 PM
Southampton keeping up there excellent start to the season. Fulham who for the large part of the game on Monday night played well were very poor today. I would say Southampton have been the surprise package of the season.

I fancy Newcastle to edge it at Sunderland tomorrow. I think Chelsea v Man City will be a draw.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on October 26, 2013, 10:54:53 PM
Southampton are this season's Albion... It's still only October.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on October 27, 2013, 01:11:17 AM
Also noticed tweets suggesting that there was a 20 man scuffle down the tunnel.

I heard that the moment the ball went in the net Hughton was calling for his players to let Cardiff walk one in to equalize

Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BrummieBaggie68 on October 27, 2013, 02:16:19 PM

Southampton keeping up there excellent start to the season. Fulham who for the large part of the game on Monday night played well were very poor today. I would say Southampton have been the surprise package of the season.

I fancy Newcastle to edge it at Sunderland tomorrow. I think Chelsea v Man City will be a draw.

This is my hunch too.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BrummieBaggie68 on October 27, 2013, 02:23:18 PM

This is my hunch too.

Sorry, I quoted the wrong thing. I meant to agree with Jacko that Southampton will hit a brick wall.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on October 27, 2013, 03:25:52 PM
huge win for sunderland, keeps things even tighter near the bottom now! :/
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 27, 2013, 03:26:07 PM
Sunderland beat Newcastle 2-1.

Big win for them - their first of the season and takes them off the bottom of the table.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on October 27, 2013, 03:27:25 PM
Big win for Sunderland over Newcastle 2-1! Anyone think Pardew may be on rocky ground!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 27, 2013, 05:44:50 PM
After the game, Newcastle banned several of their local media reporters for their reporting of the protests against Mike Ashley last week. Pardew refused to answers their questions.

Currently watching Chelsea/City. 1-1 at the moment. Not been a bad game. I'm a bit skeptical of Man City defensively. For a team which have aspirations of winning the Premier League they're not good enough defensively in my opinion - especially when Vincent Kompany is missing.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on October 27, 2013, 05:59:35 PM
After the game, Newcastle banned several of their local media reporters for their reporting of the protests against Mike Ashley last week. Pardew refused to answers their questions.

Currently watching Chelsea/City. 1-1 at the moment. Not been a bad game. I'm a bit skeptical of Man City defensively. For a team which have aspirations of winning the Premier League they're not good enough defensively in my opinion - especially when Vincent Kompany is missing.

City's biggest problem is the clown in between the sticks.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 27, 2013, 06:00:40 PM
An absolute charade from Joe Hart and Nastastic. Hart should have remained on his line and allowed the defender to do his job properly. Ten minutes after I questioned them defensively.

Torres takes advantage and Chelsea win 2-1.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 27, 2013, 06:01:49 PM
City's biggest problem is the clown in between the sticks.

He's part of the problem, I agree. I really don't like Nastasic either to be honest. Reminds me of David Luiz with how nonchalant he looks in his defending.

I guess this might be filed under another "uncharacteristic mistake" from Joe Hart..
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 27, 2013, 06:04:20 PM
I think defending could cost City the title this season. It was  good game, Chelsea are really clicking and hitting form now.

Big win for Sunderland, however I still think they will go down this season. Spurs scoring late on as well big three points for them.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BrummieBaggie68 on October 27, 2013, 06:16:33 PM
Yes, another rare mistake from joe hart. Foster should have his place in Brazil.

Preseason Chelsea were most people's favourites for the title. Quarter in and look more likely than ever, I reckon.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on October 28, 2013, 04:28:09 PM
Really pleased to see Steve Bruce moaning at the Spurs penalty....he was much more philosophical about soft pens when Hull got them against Norwich and West Ham.....at least now he knows how Hughton and Allardyce felt.

 Hopefully Sunderland will make it 3 loses in 3 for Hull this weekend.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wappingbaggie on October 29, 2013, 03:06:12 AM
Yeah well done Everton and Lukaku, kept us above the Vile.

Norwich struggling, 0-0 at home to Cardiff isn't what they would have wanted.

I've got mixed feelings about seeingLukaku score so freely for Everton.

In one sense I'm happy for such a likeable person to be doing well.

But in another sense its like watching a video of old girlfriend that I was really fond of enjoying an afternoon in bed with her new boyfriend.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on October 29, 2013, 07:00:42 AM
I've got mixed feelings about seeingLukaku score so freely for Everton.

In one sense I'm happy for such a likeable person to be doing well.

But in another sense its like watching a video of old girlfriend that I was really fond of enjoying an afternoon in bed with her new boyfriend.

HaHa... great analogy & spot on  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: zippyandbungle on October 29, 2013, 07:30:36 PM
I've got mixed feelings about seeingLukaku score so freely for Everton.

In one sense I'm happy for such a likeable person to be doing well.

But in another sense its like watching a video of old girlfriend that I was really fond of enjoying an afternoon in bed with her new boyfriend.
Yes but you can't beat a new bit of fluff  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on November 02, 2013, 02:40:52 PM
Newcastle have beaten Chelsea 2-0 ???
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on November 02, 2013, 03:04:30 PM
Begovic has just scored for Stoke :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on November 02, 2013, 03:53:12 PM
Begovic has just scored for Stoke :o

2nd fastest goal in PL history as well!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 02, 2013, 09:17:54 PM
Man City 7 Norwich 0 today

Arsenal beat Liverpool 2-0. I think more people will think Arsenal have a very good chance of winning the title this season. The game at Old Trafford should be interesting.

WHU 0 Villa 0 hearing some negative comments from Villa fans tonight if Benteke doesn't score then Villa don't score. They haven't scored in there last three games now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on November 03, 2013, 01:33:21 AM
Man City 7 Norwich 0 today

Arsenal beat Liverpool 2-0. I think more people will think Arsenal have a very good chance of winning the title this season. The game at Old Trafford should be interesting.

WHU 0 Villa 0 hearing some negative comments from Villa fans tonight if Benteke doesn't score then Villa don't score. They haven't scored in there last three games now.

Since Christine came back into the team, what was it Alanis Morrisette said?

Villa 3-2 Citeh, Christine not in the squad............ fickle vilers  ??? 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 03, 2013, 09:07:51 AM
The Norwich defending was so poor Yesterday it was even worse than ours in the 08/09 season. Looking forward to the two games today Everton v Spurs should be good, I think that one will be a draw. The the South Wales derby which I think Swansea will just edge it.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on November 03, 2013, 12:32:17 PM
Why is Cardiff -v- Swansea at 4pm yet most of our derbies at midday?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: ronnie_allen on November 03, 2013, 12:51:43 PM
Well both of our Villa ones are now night-time kick-offs.
Police mustn't have highlighted any issues with the Premier League. Also, teams are in separate cities about 35 miles apart so not like a real next door derby such as ourselves and Villa or even about three times the distance between Sunderland and Newcastle.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 03, 2013, 01:25:04 PM
Really looking forward to Cardiff vs Swansea.

Don't agree with how the Cardiff fans have accepted their rebranding so would like Swansea to beat them.

Seen the highlights of Norwich yesterday and they were woeful.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: kc56wba on November 03, 2013, 01:30:27 PM
Well both of our Villa ones are now night-time kick-offs.
Police mustn't have highlighted any issues with the Premier League. Also, teams are in separate cities about 35 miles apart so not like a real next door derby such as ourselves and Villa or even about three times the distance between Sunderland and Newcastle.
Nothing to do with the Old Bill, if Sky want that match on then Sky get that match on.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: leeiswba on November 03, 2013, 02:16:42 PM
If Cardiff V Swansea is still a bubble match then shouldn't be any trouble really.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 03, 2013, 02:32:34 PM
Well both of our Villa ones are now night-time kick-offs.
Police mustn't have highlighted any issues with the Premier League. Also, teams are in separate cities about 35 miles apart so not like a real next door derby such as ourselves and Villa or even about three times the distance between Sunderland and Newcastle.

I just hope the Police do their jobs more appropriately at Villa Park this time.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on November 03, 2013, 02:55:12 PM
Kevin Friend just showing yet again what a poor referee he is, definite penalty for Everton there where Coleman was clipped
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 03, 2013, 03:00:11 PM
If Spurs have aspirations of breaking into the top four then they really need to start pulling their finger out their arse.

Whenever I have seen them this season they've looked one paced and pedestrian. Plenty of possession but not doing enough with it which I find bemusing for the talent they possess.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 03, 2013, 03:09:00 PM
Friend is a joke. Booking Lukaku for Lloris sliding into the knees of the big man.

Awful collision though. The keepers head made heavy contact with Lukaku's knee.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 03, 2013, 03:36:50 PM
I think both teams should have had a pen and booking Lukaku for the collision with the Spurs keeper was poor too. I'm wanting the Swans to win today. Come on Swansea.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: koren on November 03, 2013, 03:38:05 PM
AVB should take Lloris off even he wants to continue,it could be very serious when your head collide with others.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on November 03, 2013, 03:40:38 PM
I just hope the Police do their jobs more appropriately at Villa Park this time.

In similar vain, still surprised that the police allowed both us and Wulfs to kick off at three yesterday - a very unusual event given the mingling together pre and post match in the 'border' towns.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: kc56wba on November 03, 2013, 03:50:38 PM
In similar vain, still surprised that the police allowed both us and Wulfs to kick off at three yesterday - a very unusual event given the mingling together pre and post match in the 'border' towns.
Police don't think there will be any trouble with LEAGUE ONE CLUBS that's why. ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on November 03, 2013, 04:33:33 PM
This match is awful so far.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 03, 2013, 04:53:07 PM
That was a load of crap.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 03, 2013, 04:53:52 PM
Not been a great first half. i would say Swansea do look more like scoring. Odemwinge has done very little so far. I really hope the second half is better.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 03, 2013, 06:03:57 PM
Cardiff won 1-0.

Most exciting moment of the game happened in the final five minutes of stoppage time where Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm got sent off - he was replaced in goal by Angel Rangel due to the Swans making all three subs. A game of little quality won by a Steven Caulker header.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: DaveWBA on November 03, 2013, 06:05:49 PM
If thats the biggest derby in English/Welsh football then the game really is disappearing round the U-bend quicker than we thought.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 03, 2013, 06:39:16 PM
It was a poor game, credit to Cardiff they defended well and Marshall made a couple of decent saves. However Swansea were very poor I was expecting more from them really.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on November 04, 2013, 02:47:10 PM
Listened to the Everton v Spurs game on the radio up at my allotment....pretty drab affair...Spurs are really struggling to score goals.

Hull managed to spawn a win against Sunderland despite Sunderland playing entire 2nd half with 9 men and their reserve goal keeper in..if I was a Hull fan I'd be worried about their lack of goals (I'm worried about our lack of goals too by the way!)and their inability to finish a very weakened team off.

Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: zippyandbungle on November 04, 2013, 08:18:46 PM
Listened to the Everton v Spurs game on the radio up at my allotment....pretty drab affair...Spurs are really struggling to score goals.

Benteke  ;D

Hull managed to spawn a win against Sunderland despite Sunderland playing entire 2nd half with 9 men and their reserve goal keeper in..if I was a Hull fan I'd be worried about their lack of goals (I'm worried about our lack of goals too by the way!)and their inability to finish a very weakened team off.

Shane long  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Standaman on November 05, 2013, 01:40:58 PM
Following Norwich's 7:0 thrashing at Man City Hughton was asked whether he thought he was the right man for job. The following blog is a few thoughts on the never ending Manager under pressure story.

http://lookbackinmildbewilderment.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/for-whom-bell-tolls.html
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 05, 2013, 03:10:23 PM
Following Norwich's 7:0 thrashing at Man City Hughton was asked whether he thought he was the right man for job. The following blog is a few thoughts on the never ending Manager under pressure story.

http://lookbackinmildbewilderment.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/for-whom-bell-tolls.html

Norwich have West Ham at home on Saturday god knows why its on sky two teams who hardly score at all. However If Norwich don't win the pressure cranks up even more. Norwich have spent a lot this summer on striker and they aren't scoring.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on November 05, 2013, 04:55:28 PM
Norwich have West Ham at home on Saturday god knows why its on sky two teams who hardly score at all. However If Norwich don't win the pressure cranks up even more. Norwich have spent a lot this summer on striker and they aren't scoring.

I'm sure I read somewhere that the Norwich strikers have managed 6 shots between them this season...proof, if any were needed, that spending millions doesn't guarantee quality.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 05, 2013, 11:13:50 PM
I'm sure I read somewhere that the Norwich strikers have managed 6 shots between them this season...proof, if any were needed, that spending millions doesn't guarantee quality.

That was true mate. Looking at the games they have had this season, Villa, Cardiff at home Hull away. They have only picked up one point. They were excellent away at Stoke, and they beat Southampton and with the start they have made that win looked even better now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: McSkittle on November 06, 2013, 01:59:08 PM
I just hope the Police do their jobs more appropriately at Villa Park this time.

I walk back towards town, what happened?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 06, 2013, 11:00:53 PM
I walk back towards town, what happened?

A load of dicks came out of the North Stand and decided to wait for the arrival of Albion fans. In the mean time you could hear them singing anti Albion songs, jumping and faffing about and the Police allowed them to do it no problem. Once we eventually left the ground, they fronted up to supporters who wanted to walk in the direction towards the train station and once again the coppers just remained stood against the wall.

Once we finally barged our way through them after being called every name under the sun we headed towards the train station, we were passed by about 50 coppers or more who were sprinting back in the direction we came from. Riot vans also went passing by. Whilst we were queuing for our train, we over heard a conversation between a family of Villa fans who were less than impressed that supporters from the Holte End had walked down the North Stand and cornered Albion fans in by those who tried blocking us initially from the North.

Of course, I didn't see that part, so it could well be hearsay, but the numerous coppers and riot vans which went flooding past us lead me to believe otherwise.

I'm also told that there was trouble the season before after we beat you 2-1. I wasn't at the game but it was certainly mentioned on here.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on November 07, 2013, 07:05:21 AM
A load of dicks came out of the North Stand and decided to wait for the arrival of Albion fans. In the mean time you could hear them singing anti Albion songs, jumping and faffing about and the Police allowed them to do it no problem. Once we eventually left the ground, they fronted up to supporters who wanted to walk in the direction towards the train station and once again the coppers just remained stood against the wall.

Once we finally barged our way through them after being called every name under the sun we headed towards the train station, we were passed by about 50 coppers or more who were sprinting back in the direction we came from. Riot vans also went passing by. Whilst we were queuing for our train, we over heard a conversation between a family of Villa fans who were less than impressed that supporters from the Holte End had walked down the North Stand and cornered Albion fans in by those who tried blocking us initially from the North.

Of course, I didn't see that part, so it could well be hearsay, but the numerous coppers and riot vans which went flooding past us lead me to believe otherwise.

I'm also told that there was trouble the season before after we beat you 2-1. I wasn't at the game but it was certainly mentioned on here.

And yet if you try to go out the wrong gate with bicycle clips on, the West Midlands Police come down on you like a tonne of bricks  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: McSkittle on November 07, 2013, 08:52:25 AM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: tuamigos on November 07, 2013, 10:27:41 AM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: PortsmouthBaggie on November 07, 2013, 12:32:12 PM
I am completely shocked at how inept and plain lazy the Norwich recruitment team must be. To pay 10M euros for a striker of RVW's quality is outright ridiculous. You can see of YouTube alone how he got his goals for us from excellent midfield players giving him open goal after open goal. He has an awful penalty record too, I would imagine it was under 50% for us. I am not surprised they are struggling when money is wasted on players like that.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: zippyandbungle on November 07, 2013, 01:09:10 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on November 07, 2013, 05:13:01 PM
How do they work then, does the old bill stand there staring at you?

PMSL  ;D ;D ;D ;D this is so funny  ;D ;D ;D ;D, my missus thinks I've lost it as I'm chuckling away to myself, maybe I'm having a temporary metal barrier  ;D ;D ;D  ;D 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 09, 2013, 02:31:59 PM
I'm hoping for Cardiff to get a win at Aston Villa today, Southampton to beat Hull and then later on this afternoon Norwich to beat West Ham. A big game for Norwich I feel certainly a must win for them.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 09, 2013, 07:41:34 PM
Norwich 3 West Ham 1. A game of two halves really. West Ham played well in the first half, but to be fair to Norwich they came back well. Robert Snodgrass scored a great free kick. Stoke now in the bottom three. I see the end been near for Martin Jol too.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on November 09, 2013, 07:51:26 PM
Matin Jol and Big Sam surely looking over their shoulders now. Great reaction from Norwich.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 09, 2013, 08:24:54 PM
West Ham have defended well, but without Carrol and Vaz Te they are not going to score many goals which is a big issue for them. I feel Stoke badly need a good result at Swansea tomorrow. I see Swansea nicking that one 1-0
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BobTaylor on November 10, 2013, 03:02:36 PM
newcastle beat spurs great performance from Tim Krul, one of the best i seen from a keeper and now sunderland beating man city this premiership is getting harder and harder to bet on as the season goes on, Alot of very decent teams in the league this season which is why we have to keep uping our game and playing as well as we have been were not the only team to have improved.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 10, 2013, 04:01:20 PM
Tim Krul was excellent.

Sunderland have beaten Man City 1-0 again. Only saw the final ten minutes or so but they seemed to defend very well. Wes Brown getting a lot of praise on Twitter.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on November 10, 2013, 04:43:57 PM
Great header from Van Persie, couldn't have picked a better place to put it.
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Post by: OldburyWBA on November 10, 2013, 04:56:11 PM
Poor decision from Michael Oliver to book Jones after he went to head the ball and collided with Szczesny
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Post by: WBASPE77 on November 10, 2013, 05:11:58 PM
This season is having so many twists and turns. Newcastle were excellent today, however Spurs at times look very slow in the build up play and lack goals.
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Post by: gerry m on November 10, 2013, 06:43:33 PM
Stoke get a 3-3 draw with Swansea after a contreversial 96th minute penalty :o. sound familiar!
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Post by: AlbionBest on November 10, 2013, 07:23:35 PM
This season is having so many twists and turns. Newcastle were excellent today, however Spurs at times look very slow in the build up play and lack goals.

Spurs were never the team the media and their fans built them up to be - 5/6th at best after losing Bale.
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Post by: crazedwbafan18 on November 10, 2013, 09:29:20 PM
Stoke get a 3-3 draw with Swansea after a contreversial 96th minute penalty :o. sound familiar!
Why some people will never admit to the possibility of corruption in the EPL is absolutely laughable. Not saying you gerry but thats 2 very dodgy decisions in 2 days, and yes ok referees make mistakes, but whos to say they dont get paid off to give a penalty by betting markets in the days/hours leading up to a match? The premier league would be a very big target for match fixing, so much money to be made, and the fact it is covered up as a dodgy subject is part of the problem. Too much denial, a full investigation is necessary as i feel there is a lot of naivety around. So many dodgy decisions and yes i feel a lot are deliberate.

The main reason why a betting scandal investigation wouldnt be opened up? So much money to be lost by the premier league; in this $$$$ dominated business.
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Post by: OldburyWBA on November 10, 2013, 09:41:52 PM
I wouldn't for one minute say corruption is rife but why does football in this country not have any ? clubs in other countries have been caught for it, players, officials, refs etc so with the money involved in the Premier League worldwide then it has to at some stage have been discussed somewhere and can anyone 100% say they would be confident in saying it has not ever happened in the Premier league ?

I just hope that if it has gone on or is going on then the cheats are caught and dealt with and that the Premier League/ FA show some balls no matter which players, clubs, officials etc are involved but that last point is something I wouldn't be too confident on happening
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Post by: crazedwbafan18 on November 10, 2013, 10:49:39 PM
I wouldn't for one minute say corruption is rife but why does football in this country not have any ? clubs in other countries have been caught for it, players, officials, refs etc so with the money involved in the Premier League worldwide then it has to at some stage have been discussed somewhere and can anyone 100% say they would be confident in saying it has not ever happened in the Premier league ?

I just hope that if it has gone on or is going on then the cheats are caught and dealt with and that the Premier League/ FA show some balls no matter which players, clubs, officials etc are involved but that last point is something I wouldn't be too confident on happening
To be honest, i have little faith in corruption not being rife any more. As i've said before, you only have to read Arsenal Untold, Declan Hills 'The Fix' or the 'Football is fixed' blogs to see that english football is probably as bad as anywhere else in the world. Its the fact its unholy to talk about anywhere, strongly denied by optimists and generally a dodgy subject that not more light is shed on it. I know Interpol try their best to clamp down on fixing, but it's so underground and well masked, its difficult to stop. The premier league know that if any light is shed on corruption, attendances will drop, people will have had it with football and that could be it for the game.
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Post by: Aixelsyd on November 11, 2013, 12:30:14 AM
To be honest, i have little faith in corruption not being rife any more.

The proof of corruption is the fact that for at least the last ten years a fair system of TV replays being used by off field Officials to verify Penalty decisions and Red Cards etc has not been used in the EPL...

While they have and allow the on Field officials to take the blame they can hide the grosser details...


Corruption starts at the top and works it's way down
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Post by: crazedwbafan18 on November 11, 2013, 06:59:04 AM
The proof of corruption is the fact that for at least the last ten years a fair system of TV replays being used by off field Officials to verify Penalty decisions and Red Cards etc has not been used in the EPL...

While they have and allow the on Field officials to take the blame they can hide the grosser details...


Corruption starts at the top and works it's way down
exactly, I'm sorry, but you just dont give last minute penalties unless there's absolute certainty, i cant see any excuses for it, apart from a brown envelope or some sort of agenda! I have done some extensive internet surfing, and whilst you can't believe everything you read online, i believe there is significant evidence for corruption/match fixing existing. I mean, even if it was a throw in/own goal that an outfield player had bet on, would anyone ever know?!
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Post by: zippyandbungle on November 11, 2013, 10:43:03 PM
So the questions must be.

If there is corruption how do you stop it?

And

If we knew it was there, would we really stop going?
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Post by: Hull Baggie on November 12, 2013, 05:12:09 PM
There is no doubt corruption of many kinds in the EPL. Alex Ferguson enjoyed a far too cosy relationship with referees (Mark Halsey is the most obvious example), look at our 5-5 draw last season when we got no free kicks in dangerous positions despite there being many fouls around the box and after the match the ref couldn't wait to get his picture taken and his programme signed by SAF...now go to September 28th the same teams the same referee but not the same Man Utd manager and low and behold a much fairer display of refereeing as Michael Oliver knew there would be no SAF to answer to.
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Post by: gerry m on November 23, 2013, 01:40:54 PM
Liverpool up 2-1 at half time. Miralles of Everton prehaps a bit fortunate to be on the pitch after his lunge on Suarez.
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Post by: gerry m on November 23, 2013, 02:32:53 PM
Everton 3-2 Liverpool! crackin game!! Lukaku makes up for an awful pass with a great header
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Post by: gerry m on November 23, 2013, 02:34:58 PM
Everton 3-2 Liverpool! crackin game!! Lukaku makes up for an awful pass with a great header

3-3 Sturridge!
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Post by: wbako on November 23, 2013, 04:39:39 PM
http://i.minus.com/i3m0HMcl1BiEM.gif

A fantastic tackle yet the clueless ref deemed it worthy of a red. Well it seems the FA are going to get their wish and slide tackles will be outlawed.
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Post by: TheJacko2000 on November 23, 2013, 05:31:01 PM
http://i.minus.com/i3m0HMcl1BiEM.gif

A fantastic tackle yet the clueless ref deemed it worthy of a red. Well it seems the FA are going to get their wish and slide tackles will be outlawed.

That could do more for the technology argument than ten incidents like the one we suffered. Giving a foul there, never mind a red card is an appalling error, tantamount to giving a "ghost" goal.
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Post by: TheJacko2000 on November 23, 2013, 05:33:34 PM
On an more general note we are now only 4 points clear of 18th and 7 off the bottom, yes, we have been unlucky with a few decisions but we cannot afford to be dragged into a relegation battle. We need points against Villa, Newcastle and Norwich before City come to town.
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Post by: Quakes Fan on November 23, 2013, 06:04:03 PM
http://i.minus.com/i3m0HMcl1BiEM.gif (http://i.minus.com/i3m0HMcl1BiEM.gif)

A fantastic tackle yet the clueless ref deemed it worthy of a red. Well it seems the FA are going to get their wish and slide tackles will be outlawed.

Poyet practically had to be sedated. Although the angles I saw during the game were more incriminating than that one, it was never a red from any of them. Later in the game, Begovic planted his studs directly into Fletcher's chest and the ref didn't call anything.
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Post by: dangerman on November 23, 2013, 06:21:18 PM
I see the cheats are up 2-0 at West Ham!  ::)
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Post by: Hunnington Baggie on November 23, 2013, 06:35:01 PM
I see the cheats are up 2-0 at West Ham!  ::)
To be fair, the penalty was right. Actually surprised with what has happened today (I heard 19 red cards over all English leagues) Jaskelinen wasn't sent off as the last man. Since then West Ham have been completely without composure.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 23, 2013, 07:04:43 PM
Think it was fair that the keeper wasn't sent off - Chelsea didn't have control of the ball and were heading away from goal. In my opinion, that's not a clear goal scoring opportunity.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 23, 2013, 07:52:21 PM
I see Martin Jol getting the sack over the next couple of days. Great win for Palace at Hull. One of the best Merseryside derbies Ive seen over the last few years.
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Post by: crazedwbafan18 on November 23, 2013, 11:58:55 PM
really is crucial to get the points on monday now to allow breathing space, as has been said just 4 points between us and 18th!
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Post by: tgd26 on November 24, 2013, 04:34:10 AM
really is crucial to get the points on monday now to allow breathing space, as has been said just 4 points between us and 18th!

The other way to look at it is we are 2 points from 10th.  Just 1 position below Man City in 9th. On a similar level to Newcastle and Swansea. Either way, probably around where we should hope to be in this league. I'm not saying you haven't got a point about being close to a relegation battle. However, in this league you are never far from the potential of a relegation battle if you perform badly for 3 - 4 games. At the same time a club like ours isn't expected to be just 1 place of Man City in the league after 11 games.

The future's bright but not guaranteed.

Boing Boing!

Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk

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Post by: OldburyWBA on November 24, 2013, 01:34:44 PM
Man City 1 Spurs 0 14 seconds goal from Navas after poor kick from Lloris
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Post by: WBASPE77 on November 24, 2013, 03:19:45 PM
Man City 5 Tottenham 0. City haven't been at their best but yeah are five nil up. When Kompany comes back in to the side and their away form picks up they will be some force to reckon with.
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Post by: crazedwbafan18 on November 24, 2013, 03:41:51 PM
The other way to look at it is we are 2 points from 10th.  Just 1 position below Man City in 9th. On a similar level to Newcastle and Swansea. Either way, probably around where we should hope to be in this league. I'm not saying you haven't got a point about being close to a relegation battle. However, in this league you are never far from the potential of a relegation battle if you perform badly for 3 - 4 games. At the same time a club like ours isn't expected to be just 1 place of Man City in the league after 11 games.

The future's bright but not guaranteed.

Boing Boing!

Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk
definitely opening up into 2 halves the table now, keeping our win tomorrow will mean we are top of the 'bottom half' and still within catching distance of the toon, spurs etc.
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Post by: gerry m on November 24, 2013, 05:55:22 PM
Oh dear some upstart has just equalised against one of the 'Big Teams'. Surely that shouldnt be allowed ;D
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Post by: WBASPE77 on November 25, 2013, 10:30:50 AM
Man United throwing away points again in injury time. Those four points dropped against Southampton and Cardiff will be really costly. Without Robin Van Persie Vidic and one or two others they do look pretty average. A great point for Cardiff, I think they will be fine this season. Wayne Rooney should have defiantly been sent off.
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Post by: WBASPE77 on December 01, 2013, 09:08:17 AM
Big wins for Norwich and West Ham Yesterday. Villa and Sunderland was very much a bore draw. Arsenal keep in winning I'm starting to feel that they have a chance on winning the title this season. Spurs v Man Utd I think Spurs will get a result today. I also think wins for Liverpool and Man City, and Chelsea just to edge out Southampton.
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Post by: Hull Baggie on December 01, 2013, 12:49:01 PM
 Seems that Hull City's owner is going to throw his toys out of his pram
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/exclusive-hull-owner-threatens-to-sell-club-if-fans-refuse-to-accept-tigers-name-8975193.html

He seems to be exactly the type of owner who is bad for football clubs. He has been trying to bully the local council here to sell him the KC stadium by saying if they don't he will build a new stadium in the East Riding (about 15 miles from Hull itself), now it's a name change.

City fans that I know are divided by him, some think the name change is a good idea as the owner has a lot of business contacts in Asia. Tigers are considered to be the King of the animals in Asian culture and represent power and energy so the name change could open the Asian market up for them.

Those against cite history and tradition and also have a sense of "what next".
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on December 01, 2013, 02:15:27 PM
Some of his comments I've seen this morning are quite frankly disgusting.
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Post by: wba1993dave on December 01, 2013, 04:04:57 PM
Getting quite tight at the bottom, 5 points clear of the relegation zone. We could do with a couple of wins on the bounce,look at Newcastle for example.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 01, 2013, 04:15:11 PM
Hull beat Liverpool 3-1
Spurs 2 Utd 2

Chelsea 0 Southampton 1 after about 20 seconds - Rodriguez
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on December 01, 2013, 04:46:43 PM
Martin Jol has been sacked.

Rene Meulensteen to take charge of first team affairs. Good luck to him, be interesting to see how he does given he is very highly rated as a coach.
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Post by: gerry m on December 01, 2013, 04:51:30 PM
Essien booked for diving! ::) Same old Chelsea always cheating.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 01, 2013, 06:36:54 PM
Chelsea 3-1 winners. Man City beat Swansea 3-0. Stoke play Cardiff mid week. Crystal Palace play West Ham. Too real big games.

A great win for Hull. I think their home form will keep them up this season. Only lost once at home all season.
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Post by: Hull Baggie on December 02, 2013, 08:11:19 AM
Some of his comments I've seen this morning are quite frankly disgusting.

Quite right Liam his comment about the fans who sing "city til i die" can go and die soon was totally disgusting. sadly the great win over Liverpool will have glossed over that for some of the fans...maybe only until they get hammered by Arsenal on Wednesday (hopefully)
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Post by: Hull Baggie on December 03, 2013, 09:39:00 AM
interesting piece on the issues at Hull City and re branding.
http://thepremierleagueowl.com/imagine-if-we-actually-cared-about-hull-city/
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on December 04, 2013, 11:03:22 AM
Good win for Palace. Catching us up
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Post by: wba1993dave on December 04, 2013, 12:39:52 PM
I think Palace will stay up,Pulis knows how to get wins even if the style of play suffers, but am sure Palace fans won't mind.They are only 5 points behind us. Next few games for us are crucial.
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Post by: WBASPE77 on December 04, 2013, 06:58:48 PM
A great win for Palace and seven points from their last four games and three clean sheets. I think with Pulis coming in they do now have a good chance of staying up. Hoping for Arsenal, Southampton, Cardiff and Everton to win tonight.
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Post by: crazedwbafan18 on December 08, 2013, 02:10:14 PM
f*ck sake villa! 2-0 fulham :(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 08, 2013, 07:53:44 PM
Aston Villa were poor today they really did miss Ron Vlaar at the back, Christian Benteke looked poor again today. A great point for Everton at arsenal to go to Man Utd and Arsenal in the space of four days and pick up four points is a fantastic.
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Post by: TheJacko2000 on December 09, 2013, 12:01:20 AM
Liverpool the big winners at the top this weekend. The bottom concertina-ing up nicely. For what it's worth they gave the relegation odds on talksport. 8 teams were named and we weren't one of them. Palace still bookies favourites.
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Post by: lewisant on December 09, 2013, 08:27:47 AM
Liverpool the big winners at the top this weekend. The bottom concertina-ing up nicely. For what it's worth they gave the relegation odds on talksport. 8 teams were named and we weren't one of them. Palace still bookies favourites.

It's looking pretty tasty at both ends, we've had a few easy seasons, now WBA could be involved in the battle or be living on the cusp of it just a couple of defeats away at all times, at least it'll be more interesting?! The top is shaping up nicely, could we actually see a battle between Arsenal/Liverpool/Man City, it's nice to see a change happening
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 14, 2013, 02:36:10 PM
Man City 5 Arsenal 2. City look invincible at home and are on an excellent run. However Arsenal are still three points clear at the top. I really hope that Sunderland, Southampton and Hull can get wins today.
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Post by: boing_boing68 on December 14, 2013, 02:36:48 PM
man city are a bit good aren't they  :o
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Post by: WBASPE77 on December 14, 2013, 02:44:51 PM
Looking forward to seeing the highlights of that game. Six each against Spurs and Arsenal, four against Man Utd three against Everton. You would back Man City to stay unbeaten at home all season.
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Post by: gerry m on December 14, 2013, 02:47:35 PM
Just finished 6-3 :o. An absolute cracker of a game!. Arsenal will be dissapointed by some offside calls and what looked like a definite penalty.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 15, 2013, 07:38:39 AM
I'm hoping for Man Utd and Tottenham wins today, after the Saturday we have had we could do with Villa and Liverpool getting beat.
I think Norwich v Swansea will be a draw.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on December 15, 2013, 05:45:47 PM
AVB next out?????
Shocking performance.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: boing_boing68 on December 15, 2013, 05:49:03 PM
AVB next out?????
Shocking performance.

he'll do  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on December 15, 2013, 05:58:50 PM
I would imagine AVB will also be sacked later on tonight.

He's appeared to be on borrowed time for a while and today's result won't help him.
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Post by: tommcneill on December 15, 2013, 07:38:55 PM
AVB has to go....

shocking result.

Would anyone take AVB down B71
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 16, 2013, 11:10:20 AM
AVB has left Spurs !!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: collins101 on December 16, 2013, 07:45:27 PM
I'm going to Man City v Liverpool boxing for a mates birthday, any ideas on the best place to park ?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on December 16, 2013, 08:25:28 PM
Velodrome is relatively cheap and a quick get away, or just risk the asda next door for nowt.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Legend on December 16, 2013, 10:17:23 PM
AVB should have stayed with Porto for a few more years but can understand that he couldn't turn down the Chelsea job. Still think he's a good head coach but maybe not right for the Premier League at this moment in time.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 21, 2013, 05:52:11 PM
Third straight defeat now for Villa, pressure starting to mount on Lambert. Newcastle totally outclassed Palace today. Man City really starting to look good now. I feel Sunderland have missed a great chance today only drawing with Norwich.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 24, 2013, 08:31:23 AM
See Spurs have named Tim Sherwood in charge until the end of next season, bet Hoddles gutted given the amount of touting himself for the job he's been doing last few days.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 26, 2013, 02:45:57 PM
It finished Hull City 2 Man Utd 3 A really good game shame United won, Hull did have a lot of chance and should have come away with at least a point. Hoping for Arsenal, Everton, Southampton Fulham, Crystal Palace and Newcastle wins today.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 26, 2013, 03:35:53 PM
Cardiff 0 Southampton 3.
Newcastle 0 Stoke 1
Norwich 1 Fulham 0
Everton 0 Sunderland 1 Howard sent off for Everton.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 27, 2013, 05:39:35 PM
Malky has been sacked from Cardiff City today. I always felt it would only be a matter of time before he would get the sack. He has done a very good job for them. Who would want to go to Cardiff now?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: 17GD on December 27, 2013, 09:34:23 PM
The Cardiff statement is hilarious. The guy is such a clown. He's clearly trying to put the blame on everyone else but himself. If anything, Malky has acted with dignity and respect.

Kind of feel for the Cardiff fans now, no Malky and stuck with two clowns, one on the pitch and one off  :P
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: ronnie_allen on December 27, 2013, 09:39:14 PM
OGS agent must be very busy over the last few weeks to ensure his name is linked with every manager post going.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: royhan on December 27, 2013, 10:18:51 PM
Cardiff sacked Iain Moody, it's head of recruitment because he refused to let owner Tan's henchman into the dressing room at half time of a match. Tan had sent down an order for Mackay to change a player and put on his choice of sub. I heard this from a trusted club insider. I feel sorry for the next manager - or should I say puppet - of Cardiff. I am delighted we don't have an interfering owner.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on December 27, 2013, 11:35:23 PM
No self-respecting manager with any decency or sense would touch that managerial post with a barge pole.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on December 27, 2013, 11:52:32 PM
No self-respecting manager with any decency or sense would touch that managerial post with a barge pole.

But someone who likes money will take the job no doubt.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 28, 2013, 07:28:07 AM
A managers job will always be filled regardless of the conditions. Where else do you get rewarded for failure and a nice payoff ?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on December 28, 2013, 04:28:07 PM
Fulham getting tonked 4-0 by Hull at the moment! Palace holding City 0-0.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbasoprano on December 28, 2013, 04:46:17 PM
Fulham getting tonked 4-0 by Hull at the moment! Palace holding City 0-0.

6-0 now! Citeh 1-0 against Palarse. At the moment the results are looking decent for us, a Swansea winner would top it off  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on December 28, 2013, 04:48:48 PM
6-0 now! Citeh 1-0 against Palarse. At the moment the results are looking decent for us, a Swansea winner would top it off  ;)

just looked on Skybet Fulham are 150-1 to win with just minutes to go :o
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Post by: wba1993dave on December 28, 2013, 04:56:14 PM
Good results for us , we just need Cardiff v Sunderland to end a draw.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbasoprano on December 28, 2013, 04:58:52 PM
just looked on Skybet Fulham are 150-1 to win with just minutes to go :o

Not the most enticing odds I've ever seen! Haha!

City win now confirmed, so not a bad days results from our point of view. What do we want in the late game? Another draw probably but if we weren't in the bottom half I'd want Sunderland to win to really tighten the league up, it would leave the bottom 10 separated by just 5 points!  :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on December 28, 2013, 05:00:45 PM
Not the most enticing odds I've ever seen! Haha!

City win now confirmed, so not a bad days results from our point of view. What do we want in the late game? Another draw probably but if we weren't in the bottom half I'd want Sunderland to win to really tighten the league up, it would leave the bottom 10 separated by just 5 points!  :)

A draw all day for me! Like you say very tight at the bottom.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on December 28, 2013, 05:05:53 PM
fixtures pretty kind this Saturday
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BobTaylor on December 28, 2013, 07:05:59 PM
will have a better indication of who is going to struggle after the games on wednesday, everyone down the bottom is playing eachother near enough. Our fate still depends on who is brought in obviously.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on December 28, 2013, 07:26:32 PM
thank you lord, sunderland snatch a last second equaliser! 2-2, denys cardiff a draw and keeps them both down there. they play villa next, could you imagine, if we won, and sunderland villa was a draw, dream new years day  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 28, 2013, 07:54:19 PM
All of the results have gone our way today, I wasn't expecting Hull to thrash Fulham 6-0. Palace played very well at Man City today only just lost. Well I think Sunderland's injury time goal just about sums up the last week at Cardiff. Cardiff play Arsenal on news years day followed by West Ham. I'm looking forward to Newcastle v Arsenal and Chelsea v Liverpool tomorrow should be too good games. I hope Spurs beat Stoke.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on December 29, 2013, 11:19:23 PM
Liverpool got the Albion treatment at the Bridge today.  Awful refereeing.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on December 29, 2013, 11:47:02 PM
Liverpool got the Albion treatment at the Bridge today.  Awful refereeing.

Webb isn't one for the underdog is he. But it's strange to think of Liverpool as an underdog. They bossed things for long enough.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 30, 2013, 09:09:27 AM
A real dogged and gritty win for Arsenal Yesterday far from fluent but a big win towards winning the title. I was very pleased to see Spurs beat Stoke 3-0. With those back to back defeats for Liverpool I think their title challenge may be over. 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on December 30, 2013, 04:58:42 PM
A real dogged and gritty win for Arsenal Yesterday far from fluent but a big win towards winning the title. I was very pleased to see Spurs beat Stoke 3-0. With those back to back defeats for Liverpool I think their title challenge may be over.

Hardly, they've just played their two most difficult games and are only 6 points off the top.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: leeiswba on December 30, 2013, 05:11:16 PM
I think Liverpool won't make the top 4, it will be City, Chelsea, Arsenal and United. Also City to win the league by at least 8-10 points
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on December 30, 2013, 06:10:47 PM
Can't see United finishing in the top 5. They're having a mini revival but that's all it is.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 01, 2014, 09:10:10 AM
Hardly, they've just played their two most difficult games and are only 6 points off the top.

I know Liverpool aren't far off, but they have now lost at Arsenal, Man City and Chelsea. If you going to win the title then you have to pick up points in those types of games.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Adder on January 01, 2014, 12:10:30 PM
Liverpool got the Albion treatment at the Bridge today.  Awful refereeing.
and good old Jose came out with his 'we were the ones with reason to complain' line again
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on January 01, 2014, 07:29:41 PM
Spurs beat Utd 2-1. Januzaj booked for diving again. Becoming a bit of a problem with this lad. Going to get a simular reputation to Ashley Young.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on January 01, 2014, 07:48:32 PM
Spurs beat Utd 2-1. Januzaj booked for diving again. Becoming a bit of a problem with this lad. Going to get a simular reputation to Ashley Young.

Oh dear! Howard Webb getting some serious stick on the redcafe forum :D

http://www.redcafe.net/threads/manchester-united-vs-tottenham-hotspur.381408/page-32
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbako on January 01, 2014, 08:27:30 PM
I hope the glory hunting hordes enjoyed their long journeys home after another loss at the "theatre of dreams".
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 01, 2014, 10:48:24 PM
A massive win for Fulham today against West Ham, Big Sam must be really starting to feel the pressure. I'm really pleased that Tottenham won at United, despite a good run, they were really poor today. Also pleased to see Everton score in the last minute at Stoke and Arsenal winning again.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on January 06, 2014, 12:46:57 PM
The demise of Man Ure might kill off a few annoying glory hunters in pubs
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 11, 2014, 11:41:46 AM
Too big six pointers today, Fulham v Sunderland and Cardiff v West Ham. I'm also hoping for Spurs to beat Crystal Palace, Swansea to get a result at Man Utd. Liverpool and Man City to win tomorrow and Arsenal to beat Villa on Monday night.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 11, 2014, 07:12:05 PM
Some results went our way today, Norwich and Crystal Palace losing. Looking forward to seeing one of the worst penalty misses ever later tonight. I really think Gus Poyet will keep Sunderland up he has done a really good job so far after looking dead and buired, Adam Johnson is playing much better now and scoring goals.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Wbamitch on January 12, 2014, 01:07:04 PM
Some results went our way today, Norwich and Crystal Palace losing. Looking forward to seeing one of the worst penalty misses ever later tonight. I really think Gus Poyet will keep Sunderland up he has done a really good job so far after looking dead and buired, Adam Johnson is playing much better now and scoring goals.

Really weird that we didn't even move down one place yesterday despite how tragic it seemed at the time. I believe we could have actually moved up a place had Man United got a couple more goals.
Excellent and crucial away wins for the two teams at the bottom yesterday.

Awful penalty but I did think Brunt's at villa was worse, what do you think?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 12, 2014, 04:42:11 PM
Really weird that we didn't even move down one place yesterday despite how tragic it seemed at the time. I believe we could have actually moved up a place had Man United got a couple more goals.
Excellent and crucial away wins for the two teams at the bottom yesterday.

Awful penalty but I did think Brunt's at villa was worse, what do you think?

Re the penalty.  Definitely not.  That was far worse than the Brunt one.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 12, 2014, 07:45:33 PM
Stoke 3 Liverpool 5. A great game today end to end. Charlie Adams goal was really good,  however Liverpool getting a very iffy penalty to make it 3-2.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on January 13, 2014, 10:43:43 AM
Very iffy indeed. The refs are so corrupt and biased towards the bigger teams it is untrue. Clear as day handball and no penalty.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on January 13, 2014, 07:15:25 PM
Come on Arsenal make sure you thrash the opposition tonight
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on January 13, 2014, 08:45:19 PM
Villa 0-2 Arsenal. Wilshere 34 mins Giroud 35 mins
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 13, 2014, 09:04:27 PM
Villa are making this easy for Arsenal. Absolutely staggering that we fluffed a 2-0 lead against these.

Sam Wallace ?@SamWallaceIndy 8s
Villa HT announcer just announced competition prize as 'a season ticket for 5 years!'

Booing from Holte End


 ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on January 13, 2014, 09:33:48 PM
Essential we give blood sweat and tears against these, make amends for the stupid 2 goal lead we conceded. Come on albion, if we are going to have a sh*te season then at least make it a bit more bearable by beating the villa at their place.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on January 13, 2014, 09:44:54 PM
Villa 0-2 Arsenal. Wilshere 34 mins Giroud 35 mins

Benteke has pulled one back!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on January 13, 2014, 10:04:46 PM
Arsenal hold on, villa still within distance of us. 1-2 FT
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: royhan on January 13, 2014, 10:04:57 PM
All over 1-2. We'll done Arsenal ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on January 13, 2014, 10:13:13 PM
Arsenal made hard work of it against the claret & blue cloggers, the vile (like West Ham) turning into the new Stoke with the physical stuff, constant stream of angled balls into the box from just inside the oppositions half, if we can defend/stop this type of delivery we should beat the vile because they haven't got a lot else.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 13, 2014, 10:19:48 PM
Another dogged hard fought win for Arsenal. Villa were very poor until they scored they had one or two chances near the end. Liverpool away next for them and with SAS back in action now for Liverpool I can see it been a bit of a drubbing for them.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: tuamigos on January 14, 2014, 06:23:54 AM
If Pepe can get our lot up for something against Everton I think we may well give veela a tatering
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: don1thedon on January 14, 2014, 08:56:32 AM
If Pepe can get our lot up for something against Everton I think we may well give veela a tatering
Oh if only .... yes please!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BobTaylor on January 14, 2014, 11:52:05 PM
If Pepe can get our lot up for something against Everton I think we may well give veela a tatering

Do you actually honestly believe that or just really hoping thats the case ? berahino and nico hat trick it will have to be  :).
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 18, 2014, 10:59:59 AM
Is it possible we could be bottom 3 after todays games?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: leeiswba on January 18, 2014, 12:44:54 PM
Is it possible we could be bottom 3 after todays games?

It is all teams 15-18 would have to win including Fulham away at Arsenal and also Cardiff winning away at Man City by at least 14 goals. But as they say expect the unexpected.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on January 18, 2014, 01:44:29 PM
Good start anyway with saints winning at Sunderland 2-1 :)
EDIT: finished all square, 2-2. Not the end of the world, they are still 3 points behind. However you have to argue they have some momentum at the moment.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on January 18, 2014, 03:38:19 PM
Results going for us at the moment. with the so called footballers we have i should not be worrying about other results though
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on January 18, 2014, 04:49:36 PM
Well a mixed bag jack russell. Norwich just scored, so hull or stoke equalising would be more ideal for us.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Dexy on January 18, 2014, 05:01:28 PM
I  took the chance to switch between West Ham and the Norwich game , West Ham looked poor while Norwich just about deserved their win as Hull offered nothing going forward despite Jelavic playing.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: liam-zuiverloon on January 18, 2014, 05:29:19 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on January 18, 2014, 06:22:25 PM
Villa winning 2-1 at Liverpool, half time.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: tommcneill on January 18, 2014, 06:30:41 PM
Hate too say it but Villa look good for the win to be honest. they are playing well, look solid
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on January 18, 2014, 06:32:29 PM
Come on the pool 2nd half!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on January 18, 2014, 06:37:20 PM
Hate too say it but Villa look good for the win to be honest. they are playing well, look solid
Do you remember when we played the at home this season? or the season before? they have a bad habit of being REALLY good one half the REALLY REALLY bad the other.. does help that Suarez (and by proxy Liverpool) are having a bad game, though.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BobTaylor on January 18, 2014, 06:40:25 PM
Gabby just limped off.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Mikkyk on January 18, 2014, 06:43:28 PM
Liverpool back to 2-2. Surely only one winner from here?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on January 18, 2014, 06:50:11 PM
Benteke wins everything.lets hope he gets kicked
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: smosher34 on January 18, 2014, 06:52:24 PM
villa played well 1st half could have been more than 2 !
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on January 18, 2014, 06:57:21 PM
Never a penalty
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: PsalmXXIII on January 18, 2014, 07:02:46 PM
Never a penalty

Ermmmmm... Yes it was...what are you on about? ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on January 18, 2014, 07:04:09 PM
Never a penalty

There was contact, the ball was pass the keeper before the contact so penno for me. If that went against us we'd all be up in arms.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on January 18, 2014, 07:12:44 PM
Definite penalty, no card, spot on by ref.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 18, 2014, 07:36:56 PM
Finished 2-2 I think overall it was a fair result, Aston Villa played very well in the first half, but Liverpool were very poor and that's the worse I've seen Gerrard. Stoke looked poor at Crystal Palace today what a big win that was for Norwich too against Hull
Hoping for Spurs and Chelsea wins tomorrow. 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: tommcneill on January 18, 2014, 07:46:26 PM
Hate too say it but Villa look good for the win to be honest. they are playing well, look solid
I knew if I said the right thing Liverpool would come back....

Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: leeiswba on January 18, 2014, 11:10:19 PM
Wasn't a penalty in my opinion, so called experts saying he is entitled to go down as there is contact which is absolute bulls**t. Going down just because you have been clipped is diving as there is no way the contact made was enough to bring him down.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbako on January 18, 2014, 11:15:33 PM
Wasn't a penalty in my opinion, so called experts saying he is entitled to go down as there is contact which is absolute bulls**t. Going down just because you have been clipped is diving as there is no way the contact made was enough to bring him down.

Sherer thinks clean tackles are pens so he is about as objective as the Daily Mail.

Blatant dive.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBArgo on January 18, 2014, 11:57:58 PM
Wasn't a penalty in my opinion, so called experts saying he is entitled to go down as there is contact which is absolute bulls**t. Going down just because you have been clipped is diving as there is no way the contact made was enough to bring him down.

It really annoys me too, these days any contact in the box is a penalty, when was that ever the case?

I think Villa did well and are always setup to do better away from home/against the better clubs though.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 19, 2014, 12:46:12 AM
Clear penalty, if it had been Kevin Phillips and not Luis Suarez there wouldn't be a discussion.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: lewisant on January 19, 2014, 08:40:31 AM
Definite penalty!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: 17GD on January 19, 2014, 10:12:33 AM
I think it was a penalty as it looked like there was contact, however, it was an over-the-top fall and it looked as though the ball was going out of play. You've seen them given and you've seen the player booked for diving.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on January 19, 2014, 12:27:50 PM
It was against the vile............clear penalty, send the keeper off as well  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 19, 2014, 12:35:44 PM
It was a penalty but the modern day sort where the player leaves his leg behind knowing the keeper will make contact allowing the forward to go flying down as though he's been shot.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: leeiswba on January 19, 2014, 12:58:27 PM
It's a contact sport, contact doesn't mean it's a foul. That little touch did not bring Suarez down he flung himself down as he felt the contact.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Wbamitch on January 19, 2014, 02:24:20 PM
Something I mentioned earlier in another thread about a team favoured for TV games. I have noticed now that including the Spurs game today, Swansea have been on tele every home game against the top 7 which is ridiculous really, the schedule they serve up really frustrates me a lot of the time.

Onto the game, perhaps a little harsh that Spurs are in front but its the result we need, so I will take it.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: royhan on January 19, 2014, 03:01:57 PM
We haven't been on BT sport once this season whereas teams like Newcastle are forever on.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on January 19, 2014, 03:03:14 PM
Spurs 3 up now. looks like it should be game over.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbasoprano on January 19, 2014, 03:11:30 PM
1-3 now another goal back in the next few minutes would make it interesting
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on January 19, 2014, 03:27:44 PM
Finished 1-3. We sneek ahead of Swansea on goal difference!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on January 19, 2014, 05:21:23 PM
United getting a bit of a tonking at the moment! 3-0 Chelsea Eto'o with a hat-trick.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BobTaylor on January 19, 2014, 05:56:43 PM
I dont think any of the officials have a clue what there doing, wasnt a red card for me for vidic and earlier on that spurs player who got given offside when he was about two yards onside, beyond a joke now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: leeiswba on January 19, 2014, 05:58:35 PM
Think dowd got them the wrong way round, should have been a yellow for Vidic and red for Rafael in my opinion
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on January 19, 2014, 06:00:31 PM
I dont think any of the officials have a clue what there doing, wasnt a red card for me for vidic and earlier on that spurs player who got given offside when he was about two yards onside, beyond a joke now.

Not seen the game but Sky score centre reckon it was a shocking tackle and claimed Rafael could have gone just afterwards. Will watch the game later.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 19, 2014, 06:04:23 PM
Vidic will be a massive miss for United, they played well at times today, but they massively miss Rooney and Van Persie. cant help but enjoy the transnational period for Man Utd though. A great win earlier for Spurs, Tim Sherwood has got them playing some good stuff and Adebayor has been a real handful.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 19, 2014, 06:45:23 PM
Think dowd got them the wrong way round, should have been a yellow for Vidic and red for Rafael in my opinion

Same here, I think if he hadn't sent Vidic off then Rafael would have gone.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: boinger1968 on January 20, 2014, 01:24:25 PM
Vidic may possibly get away with a yellow if they appeal. Rafael certainly wouldn't have. 2 footed whether he connects with the player or not should be a straight red.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 20, 2014, 01:58:36 PM
The Liverpool Penalty was not a penalty. The Swansea one was.The Dawson blatent push
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: leeiswba on January 20, 2014, 05:29:49 PM
The Liverpool Penalty was not a penalty. The Swansea one was.The Dawson blatent push

I agree, 10x more contact in that but for some reason when it's a push penalties aren't given yet if that happened in the middle of the park would be a free kick 99/100
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 22, 2014, 12:31:19 AM
The Liverpool Penalty was not a penalty. The Swansea one was.The Dawson blatent push

Definite penalty, Guzan should have been sent off for stupidity.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on January 22, 2014, 06:56:11 AM
Definite penalty, Guzan should have been sent off for stupidity.

I agree but if your going to start sending football players off for stupidity, well..............5 aside if you're lucky  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Atomic on January 22, 2014, 08:32:08 AM
The Suarez one was a definite penalty. Guzan's knee collided with Suarez's leg therefore there was contact and Suarez had every right to go down.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbako on January 22, 2014, 09:16:04 AM
The Suarez one was a definite penalty. Guzan's knee collided with Suarez's leg therefore there was contact and Suarez had every right to go down.

Guzan's knee brushed Suarez's leg (which he had left dangling intentionally).

We need to banish this "there's contact so it's a penalty" notion. Football is a contact sport and therefore contact between players is to be expected. If that contact is sufficient or intentional then by all means award a penalty. I'd argue that it was no where near sufficient in this case.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 22, 2014, 11:31:17 AM
Guzan's knee brushed Suarez's leg (which he had left dangling intentionally).

We need to banish this "there's contact so it's a penalty" notion. Football is a contact sport and therefore contact between players is to be expected. If that contact is sufficient or intentional then by all means award a penalty. I'd argue that it was no where near sufficient in this case.
except in this case he didn't leave his leg dangling, he didn't break stride, unlike the Ashley Young ones earlier in the season. It was either the cleverest dive in history or a penalty. I don't think he's that clever.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbako on January 22, 2014, 11:57:50 AM
except in this case he didn't leave his leg dangling, he didn't break stride, unlike the Ashley Young ones earlier in the season. It was either the cleverest dive in history or a penalty. I don't think he's that clever.

Granted it wasn't as obvious as the Young ones, but he knew what he was doing.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: leeiswba on January 22, 2014, 05:44:24 PM
The Suarez one was a definite penalty. Guzan's knee collided with Suarez's leg therefore there was contact and Suarez had every right to go down.

So basically you are saying it was a dive but it was also a penalty?  :-\

As I said before and wbako has said, football is a contact sport. If the contact is very slight and you fall down because of it that is a dive.

There is no way that contact was enough to send him flying, look back in time when full backs used to fly at wingers and players such as George Best, they used to catch them but they would stay up and carry on so I very much doubt there was contact there to bring the cheat down.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Atomic on January 22, 2014, 07:49:12 PM
So basically you are saying it was a dive but it was also a penalty?  :-\

As I said before and wbako has said, football is a contact sport. If the contact is very slight and you fall down because of it that is a dive.

There is no way that contact was enough to send him flying, look back in time when full backs used to fly at wingers and players such as George Best, they used to catch them but they would stay up and carry on so I very much doubt there was contact there to bring the cheat down.


A dive is what Baines did the other night. If someone collides with someone and doesn't get the ball the ref has every right to give a foul.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 23, 2014, 12:04:07 PM
Southampton suspend striker Alvez for 2 weeks
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on January 23, 2014, 12:18:33 PM
Southampton suspend striker Alvez for 2 weeks

Osvaldo? Why has the player been suspended?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 23, 2014, 12:26:08 PM
Osvaldo? Why has the player been suspended?


Thats him :) Not sure why.Training ground. Oh well thats 2 weeks back home in the sun for him
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on January 23, 2014, 12:32:17 PM

Thats him :) Not sure why.Training ground. Oh well thats 2 weeks back home in the sun for him

The one where they were fighting and the police were called.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 23, 2014, 12:41:17 PM
The one where they were fighting and the police were called.

Wasn't that Swansea ? or has it happened at Southampton as well ? Worse than kids  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 23, 2014, 12:42:33 PM
Southampton refusing to go into details.  Boo.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on January 23, 2014, 12:50:34 PM
We all know there are incidents quite often at training grounds but it must be pretty serious for them to suspend him and make it public, usually you would have expected a club to just keep it behind closed doors and just claim they were injured.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on January 23, 2014, 01:38:29 PM
Wasn't that Swansea ? or has it happened at Southampton as well ? Worse than kids  :D

Yes, your right, getting my S's mixed up, must have been serious!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on January 23, 2014, 01:44:05 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 23, 2014, 02:31:32 PM
Yes, your right, getting my S's mixed up, must have been serious!

Looks like both of them, Stoke's turn next then  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: BobTaylor on January 24, 2014, 10:37:09 AM
Headbutt and punched him i heard, well that was a brief stay in england for him, at least we havent had any flops on that scale that cost 15 million  :D.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 27, 2014, 08:06:39 AM
300k a week for Rooney.The worlds gone mad.I am fast loosing interest in Premier league football
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on January 27, 2014, 09:45:59 AM
300k a week for Rooney.The worlds gone mad.I am fast loosing interest in Premier league football
Ah sickening, it raises the benchmark higher for stupid contracts now. Financial Fair Play? My Arse, there should be a wage cap, simple as. Those who don't like, jog on!!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on January 27, 2014, 10:20:53 AM
Ah sickening, it raises the benchmark higher for stupid contracts now. Financial Fair Play? My Arse, there should be a wage cap, simple as. Those who don't like, jog on!!!

There will have to be a wage cap eventually. Seeing as wages are on an exponential curve now, and have been since the start of the PL, one day the limit will be reached and the bubble will burst. Nothing ever grows to infinity.

Let's all hope we have somebody sane like JP in charge the day the whole thing collapses.  Say what you want about him but as long as he keeps the club in the black we are golden in relative terms to other clubs built on cheap money bubbles.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: bosh on January 27, 2014, 11:39:47 AM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 28, 2014, 07:20:47 PM
Everton versus Liverpool has the makings of a good game tonight.

Hope Everton beat them.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on January 28, 2014, 08:15:54 PM
Utd 1-0 up against Cardiff. Gotta say i think they will get 4th spot now they have Mata, RVP and Rooney back.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on January 28, 2014, 08:26:02 PM
palace ahead :( other than that, okish results, swansea fulham please stay as a draw.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on January 28, 2014, 08:28:18 PM
As it stands......

Villa - 24
Norwich - 24
Hull - 23
Palace - 23
WBA - 22
Swansea - 22
Stoke - 22
Fulham - 20
----------------
West Ham - 18
Sunderland - 18
Cardiff - 18

Still not to bad......
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on January 28, 2014, 08:39:29 PM
Liverpool 3-0 against Everton Gerrard and Sturridge with 2!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: richjonawba on January 28, 2014, 09:04:14 PM
13minutes into Shane Long's debut for Hull he hits the deck looking for a penalty, typical
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Adder on January 28, 2014, 09:59:18 PM
eesh I hope Liverpool get complacent after tonight's result - their pace on the break is a bit frightening.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on January 28, 2014, 10:03:10 PM
Tomorrows game only gets bigger. If we did win, and all the superstitious rituals are firmly in place tonight, it could be massive. 10th, 7 teams between us and bottom 3. Come on you baggies, we can do it!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 29, 2014, 12:01:37 AM
If people are worried about playing a high line against his moms a whore then I wouldn't bother going the Shrine on Sunday. Liverpool are truly a frightening prospect to a team like ours akin to Man City.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: GrGr on January 29, 2014, 01:12:56 AM
If people are worried about playing a high line against his moms a whore then I wouldn't bother going the Shrine on Sunday. Liverpool are truly a frightening prospect to a team like ours akin to Man City.

Liverpool have pace up front and not only one fast guy but three or four very mobile players. Watching teams like that only highlights how much we lack pace and mobility in our side. Fortunately Liverpool are pretty weak in other areas. The trick against Liverpool, as AV showed, is to play counter attack football against them, instead of them against you, then they suddenly look ordinary. You have to be able to adapt against your opponents.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 29, 2014, 02:05:25 AM
Liverpool have pace up front and not only one fast guy but three or four very mobile players. Watching teams like that only highlights how much we lack pace and mobility in our side. Fortunately Liverpool are pretty weak in other areas. The trick against Liverpool, as AV showed, is to play counter attack football against them, instead of them against you, then they suddenly look ordinary. You have to be able to adapt against your opponents.

Easier said than done as the home side with a new manager that likes to press high and dominate possession mate.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on January 29, 2014, 09:30:48 AM
Lukaku injured i hear.Be interesting to see how Everton do without him
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on January 29, 2014, 11:42:18 AM
13minutes into Shane Long's debut for Hull he hits the deck looking for a penalty, typical

To be fair to Long all the reviews I've read have said his heel was clipped and probably should have been a penalty. Apparently he missed an easy header though!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 29, 2014, 05:16:34 PM
Loan Anechibe to Everton, Lukaku crocked by the sounds of it
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on January 29, 2014, 05:19:48 PM
Loan Anechibe to Everton, Lukaku crocked by the sounds of it

Yeah, loan one of our few strikers out, great idea.  :-\

Lukaku is only out for a few weeks instead of months.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 29, 2014, 05:33:23 PM
Big game at the Stadium of light tonight, cant see anything other than a Chelsea win tonight. Tottenham v Man City could be interesting to I have a feeling Spurs may get a result tonight. Much needed win for Swansea last night, I really thought Everton would have done better in the Derby too.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 29, 2014, 06:28:05 PM
Yeah, loan one of our few strikers out, great idea.  :-\

Lukaku is only out for a few weeks instead of months.


as long as we get a replacement of course
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 30, 2014, 09:18:09 AM
Starting to get bored of Man City thrashing Everyone now. A big win for Sunderland which really puts Stoke in it now, at least we can enjoy Stoke losing. West Ham also getting a very good point away at Chelsea, more evidence that Chelsea badly need another striker.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on January 30, 2014, 11:39:23 AM
Starting to get bored of Man City thrashing Everyone now. A big win for Sunderland which really puts Stoke in it now, at least we can enjoy Stoke losing. West Ham also getting a very good point away at Chelsea, more evidence that Chelsea badly need another striker.
And we need to invest/pick up points!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 31, 2014, 03:17:00 PM
Crystal Palace. Where does their finance come from
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2014, 03:30:34 PM
Extremely worrying the signings our rivals have made, significant strengthening of a lot of them, some very good signings being made. Fulham in particular to get Holtby and Kvist on loan have done extremely well, and potentially Mitroglou who's an excellent striker, they won't go down now.

West Ham too, Noccerino and Boriello, Italian internationals, should get them out of trouble.

Palace making significant improvements.

Sunderland made some Argentinian signings which are hard to judge.

Cardiff have Zaha who could be an excellent signing, Fabio's a good full back too.


Plenty of time left for good signings too.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: slimboyfat1972 on January 31, 2014, 03:32:24 PM
Fulham just signed mitroglou
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 31, 2014, 03:36:14 PM
Fulham just signed mitroglou



I did say our most likely next winnable game,  hummmm
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 01, 2014, 09:39:15 AM
I hope Man United stuff Stoke today. The same applies for Everton at home to Villa and then Arsenal at home to Palace on Sunday. I fancy Hull to maybe get a draw with Spurs today. West Ham v Swansea to be a draw, not sure so about the North East derby.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on February 01, 2014, 01:08:08 PM
Sunderland 1-0 up at Toon.

Will be level with us on 22 if they win with Stoke dropping to 17th.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on February 01, 2014, 01:10:46 PM
Sunderland 1-0 up at Toon.

Will be level with us on 22 if they win with Stoke dropping to 17th.

Make that 2-0  :-X :-X
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on February 01, 2014, 01:15:03 PM
What a dreadful start to the weekend. We could be teetering on the edge of the drop-zone on goal difference.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on February 01, 2014, 01:15:38 PM
As I type that it gets worse, West Ham winning!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on February 01, 2014, 01:16:08 PM
Sunderland and West Ham winning.

We're now level on points with the bottom three.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on February 01, 2014, 01:18:15 PM
As it stands..........

WBA - 22
WEST HAM - 22
------------------
STOKE 22
FULHAM 19
CARDIFF - 18

Cardiff host Norwich, Fulham host Saints and Stoke host Man Utd.
 :-\
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Ramonp on February 01, 2014, 01:29:27 PM
whats Stokes run in like?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on February 01, 2014, 01:32:55 PM
Sunderland 2-0 up at their rivals. Sounds familiar, except they can see it out! Hopeless, I hope this gives us an almighty kick up the ass but doubt it eill
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 01, 2014, 01:33:40 PM
Carroll looks up for it today! just as i type west ham 2 up
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 01, 2014, 01:34:50 PM
Carroll looks up for it today! just as i type west ham 2 up

Carroll flick on Nolan finish twice! Swansea look awful.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: royhan on February 01, 2014, 01:36:25 PM
The Swansea defence is almost as bad as our defence was against the Vile.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on February 01, 2014, 01:37:21 PM
Swansea will be right in it this season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on February 01, 2014, 01:39:05 PM
whats Stokes run in like?

This month:

Man United, Southampton, Swansea, Man City

Their final two games are Fulham and Albion.

During that period they have to play Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Dan on February 01, 2014, 01:47:26 PM
Swansea have already played Man City, Man United, and Spurs twice, they'll be fine. Might have had doubts if they had lost to Fulham but when they need wins they get them, they'll get 14 points without a doubt by the end of the season, particularly with Michu to come back. Aside from Cardiff they haven't actually lost to a side below 9th, their form against the top 9 is horrific though. They're pretty much the opposite of us.

West Ham won't go down with Carroll back either, Sunderland look like they'll breeze to safety, and Fulham's signings should keep them up. Pretty much between us, Hull, Norwich, Stoke, Cardiff, and maybe Palace though they look like they'll get to safety easily too. 3 from 6.

Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 01, 2014, 02:03:43 PM
Andy Carroll off! Thats a 3 game ban!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on February 01, 2014, 02:07:50 PM
Andy Carroll off! Thats a 3 game ban!

From the sounds of it, it was ridiculously harsh. Could be overturned.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 01, 2014, 02:09:28 PM
From the sounds of it, it was ridiculously harsh. Could be overturned.

I think it was for the trailing arm. Flores however went down like he'd been shot.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on February 01, 2014, 02:11:04 PM
I think it was for the trailing arm. Flores however went down like he'd been shot.

Just the name Chico Flores sounds like a diving playacter!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on February 01, 2014, 02:18:59 PM
oh dear not looking good is it. We could do with a win tomorrow.A draw for us would be good.We must get something at Palace
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on February 01, 2014, 02:20:41 PM
A result for Stoke and then when we get mullered by Liverpool, we could well be in the bottom 3.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 01, 2014, 02:26:06 PM
3-0 to Sunderland.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 01, 2014, 02:27:23 PM
Swansea have Cardiff next weekend, massive derby that will turn out to be. Sunderland are now 3-0 what a result for them. Goal difference could be a real big difference this season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on February 01, 2014, 02:36:03 PM
Sunderland have been excellent today. They have controlled this derby from start to finish - something we could take lessons from. Newcastle have been very poor though I must say. Sunderland have strengthened during the window and alongside that are fighting and picking up important results since Gus Poyet's arrival. You would imagine that at the moment they are looking like one of the clubs that will be safe come the end of the season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 01, 2014, 02:40:22 PM
Finished 2-0 to West Ham. Worked very hard and put their bodies on the line. Swansea without a shot on target in 94 minutes.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on February 01, 2014, 02:53:44 PM
Am going to watch Stoke Yanited on a stream. He's put Mata right wing in a 442, joke of a manager. Odemwingie starts off Crouch for the clayheads.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on February 01, 2014, 03:13:54 PM
Shane Long scores for Hull
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Dan on February 01, 2014, 03:15:43 PM
I think he'll do well for Hull, he's a useful player in the right system. No doubt the right decision to get rid of him with Mel though.

Although he started well here too, with 2 goals in his first 2 games.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on February 01, 2014, 03:26:46 PM
Turning into a really dire week for Albion....................probably topped off by tomorrow !

The Club really is so complacent at times and not backing the new Head Coach really does look like it will come home to haunt us - where are the 4/5 wins going to come from with this squad ? 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on February 01, 2014, 03:36:22 PM
Villa winning. Fair play to them even though i cant stand them. 8 points clear of us if they win
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on February 01, 2014, 03:39:27 PM
Stoke in front but i cant see them keeping the lead
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on February 01, 2014, 03:40:10 PM
Stoke winning now
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on February 01, 2014, 03:41:00 PM
Just when we think things couldn't get any worse !!!
This could just be the weekend when things changed, when our poor 2013 finally caught up with us and we have start playing catch up or sink without a trace.

Now Stoke winning !!!!   ARRGGGHHH
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on February 01, 2014, 03:46:23 PM
17th in the table. i will take that now. Just above the drop zone by 3 goals. lets hope the sas tomorrow miss fire
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on February 01, 2014, 03:47:42 PM
Stoke in front but i cant see them keeping the lead

United had both centre backs stretchered off and not doing much up front.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on February 01, 2014, 03:52:37 PM
We are in massive, massive trouble.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 01, 2014, 03:54:58 PM
I have a feeling Stoke will win today. Villa winning at Everton. glad Cardiff are losing at home to Norwich.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Ben1983 on February 01, 2014, 03:57:02 PM
1st time this season that I am genuinely worried!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 01, 2014, 03:59:44 PM
It can of course all turn around, I really hope Man Utd and Southampton both score, I wouldn't be bothered at all with Norwich beating Cardiff.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on February 01, 2014, 04:03:14 PM
Villa will beat Everton.

They have absolutely nothing up-front without Lukaku. They're not even playing a recognised striker.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on February 01, 2014, 04:11:53 PM
United equalised, phew. Probably only going one way from here now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 01, 2014, 04:12:08 PM
Cardiff now beating Norwich 2-1 Bellamy and Jones.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Dexy on February 01, 2014, 04:15:11 PM
Pienaar now on for Everton , they look a bit more like it now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 01, 2014, 04:16:16 PM
Stoke back in front 2-1.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on February 01, 2014, 04:17:17 PM
This could only get worse if Fulham score. That would make it truly the absolute worst-case scenario for today.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbasoprano on February 01, 2014, 04:21:33 PM
Yids Spurs equalised, about time something went our way
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbasoprano on February 01, 2014, 04:23:20 PM
Saints winning at Fulham now  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 01, 2014, 04:24:47 PM
Lallana puts Saints 1 up.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbasoprano on February 01, 2014, 04:29:05 PM
Saints 2-0 now  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 01, 2014, 04:32:01 PM
Lallana puts Saints 1 up.

Lambert 2-0
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on February 01, 2014, 04:34:06 PM
Come on Man U and come on Norwich
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: royhan on February 01, 2014, 04:36:08 PM
Everton level against Vile

Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbasoprano on February 01, 2014, 04:36:45 PM
Game over at Craven Cottage 3-0 now Rodriguez
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 01, 2014, 04:37:11 PM
Lambert 2-0

3-0 Rodrigues
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on February 01, 2014, 04:42:35 PM
Come on Man U and come on Norwich

Last throw of dice Chicarito on RVP off.  2 of our faves Adam and PO been superb for Stoke.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbako on February 01, 2014, 04:43:20 PM
We are in massive, massive trouble.

Nah, 'we'll be fine' pal....well, so countless posters have been saying on this very board.

Been saying from day one that we have moved backwards over the summer and would be in a relegation fight yet was pretty much laughed off as a doom monger.

All our rivals bar Swansea and Norwich have improved this transfer window; I wouldn't like to predict who's heading down to be honest - just know there's a decent chance it's us.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbasoprano on February 01, 2014, 04:43:57 PM
Vile losing 2-1 now Mirallas
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Dexy on February 01, 2014, 04:52:28 PM
Vile losing 2-1 now Mirallas
Stunning free kick , it's been all Everton 2nd half.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 01, 2014, 04:54:32 PM
7 minutes of Fergie time at Stoke!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Ben1983 on February 01, 2014, 05:04:36 PM
Now in relegation zone! FFS!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on February 01, 2014, 05:04:44 PM
It couldn't have gone any worse for us. Sunderland, Cardiff, West Ham, and Stoke have all won. We are literally hanging out of the drop zone on goal difference. Those teams knew what they had to do. Over to you Albion, this is it really, i know its a tough game but sunderland have won at newcastle, stoke have beaten united at home. Nick is right, we are in serious serious trouble, we need something tomorrow before heads really start to drop as we enter the drop zone. Win tomorrow and we are 11th, and give ourselves a massive massive chance of beating the drop.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: up_the_baggies on February 01, 2014, 05:07:53 PM
Now in relegation zone! FFS!

No we aint, just...
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on February 01, 2014, 05:11:06 PM
No we aint, just...

About half time tomorrow then  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 01, 2014, 05:13:18 PM
Two good results going for us today, really needed Norwich and Man Utd to equalize. But there is a part of me which is enjoying Man Utd losing again. I personally feel they wont make the top four now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on February 01, 2014, 05:17:08 PM
Nowhere near as bad as it could have been today. Phil if we're ten nil down at Halftime tomorrow I'll come and find you and buy you a bottle of piss carlsberg!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on February 01, 2014, 07:04:11 PM
Nowhere near as bad as it could have been today. Phil if we're ten nil down at Halftime tomorrow I'll come and find you and buy you a bottle of pee carlsberg!

If we're 10-0 nil at half time i'll be watching the second half in the comfort of my home  :D

Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on February 01, 2014, 07:12:22 PM
If we're 10-0 nil at half time i'll be watching the second half in the comfort of my home  :D

FICKLE  :P
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on February 01, 2014, 07:27:43 PM
Two good results going for us today

What results are they?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on February 01, 2014, 07:37:17 PM
FICKLE  :P

I'd say sensible   :o

To be honest only ever left two games before the end. One at Wolves back in the 80's when we lost 3-0 and it was that foggy you could see nothing but hear the cheers when they scored and at Everton a couple of years ago when I went to see where the coppers had taken a friend and I was asked to step outside while they checked and they wouldn't let me back in  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 01, 2014, 07:56:28 PM
What results are they?

Villa losing, they should be safe but always pleasing to see them lose, and Fulham losing and the goal difference looking a lot worse too.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: up_the_baggies on February 01, 2014, 08:26:05 PM
About half time tomorrow then  :D

You're being generous ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Ramonp on February 01, 2014, 10:04:37 PM
Nah, 'we'll be fine' pal....well, so countless posters have been saying on this very board.

Been saying from day one that we have moved backwards over the summer and would be in a relegation fight yet was pretty much laughed off as a doom monger.

All our rivals bar Swansea and Norwich have improved this transfer window; I wouldn't like to predict who's heading down to be honest - just know there's a decent chance it's us.

Though Swansea's issues may stem from being the Europa league
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wbasoprano on February 02, 2014, 05:09:11 PM
Arsenal 1-0 up against palarse
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 02, 2014, 10:05:30 PM
Not a great Arsenal performance today, but they did the job and they are back on top. Palace seemed pretty organized for most of the game.  A massive few weeks for Arsenal though so many big games for them. I really fancy Man City to win tomorrow night, although I hope it will be a draw.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on February 04, 2014, 08:57:15 AM
Best i have seen Chelsea play all season.They got a Micky Mouse team next week
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Adder on February 04, 2014, 10:54:39 AM
Yes Chelsea are looking solid and Hazard gives them the X factor.
Just goes to show even a side with City's resources losing two players like Aguero and Fernandinho can make a big difference.

Despite being an arrogant, crap talking a**hole especially when things don't go for him, Mourinho knows what he's doing.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on February 04, 2014, 07:43:22 PM
Another one bites the dust

http://www.swanseacity.net/news/article/ml-leaves-1340293.aspx

Laudrup leaves Swansea
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: bagstaff on February 04, 2014, 08:08:49 PM
Interesting statement from Swansea chairman - in a bid to create a stable environment and avoid uncertainty he has sacked the manager and put in someone for the foreseeable future.

Clearly he wasn't an albion fan over the Christmas period :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Adder on February 04, 2014, 08:21:02 PM
Sounds like Swansea wanted to bring in Gary Monk to work alongside Laudrup but Laudrup didn't want it. So Monk is in charge for 'foreseeable future'.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2014, 08:26:00 PM
Seem's a very unnecessary risk to give Monk the job, throwing in a guy with no coaching experience into the premer league with a side struggling for form. Although from our chase there's wasn't too many serious candidates who were much good.

I think this illustrates how we were extremely fortunate to get Mel really.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: royhan on February 04, 2014, 10:36:03 PM
I believe, having spoken to some Swansea friends, that  Laudrup had become aloof from officials and players at Swnsea and had lost the dressing room. One friend told me, "He had become too big for his boots and wasn't prepared to put the effort in to try and arrest the Club's decline"
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: Albion79 on February 04, 2014, 11:46:18 PM
I think the best feedback to get on Laudrup would be Swansea fans, i have seen  Twitter tonight and its like DejaVu from the media, outside football fans, etc  its like when we sacked Clarke, how could they do it, Hope they go down, too big for their boots, etc and they base it all on last seasons achievements (ie - same as Clarke)

I was a big Clarke fan but ultimately we appeared to be getting worse instead of better, players get away with it too easy, buts that just football, and if Swansea were getting worse too then its usually the manager who gets the boot.

I think Laudrup is similar to Clarke in that in media circles he was well liked, so tonights reaction is all what a disgrace Swansea are, but as i say be interesting to see how gutted Swansea fans are as they are the ones who watch them each week.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on February 05, 2014, 12:45:49 AM
I actually think it's a harsh sacking, don't get me wrong there form is really bad since the league cup win but the guy won them their first major trophy. Also he guid