summer of football

by Jon Burrage   May 24, 2010  

So, where do we start?

Tranfers?

Your club? hopes? ambitions? fears?

World Cup?

For me, my team is Tottenham so we have already ahd a hell of a season...great stuff, what now?

Rumours abound that our talisman, Luka Modric will end up at Chelsea for anything up to £30mil, possibly Joe Cole as a replacement for free but with ridiculous wages. Also heard that Micah Richards may be heading our way for £8-£10million as backup to Dawson, Ledders and Woody. My personal thought is perhaps Glen Johnson as a new RB looking for champions leage football.

I expect Robbie Keane (villa-£12m), Jenas (Newcastle-£7m), O-Hara (W-Ham-£5m), Pav (Moscow-£15m) to go so we need another couple of strikers, possibly Dzeko and A.N.Other.

So long as Bale, Lennon and Gomes stay I will be happy.

World cup, Spain to win.

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is it a wurld coop tis year, not for me this fotbul stuff Big Grin

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posted by Fringe [1081 posts]
24th May 2010 - 16:48

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Stopped following it a couple of seasons ago, you may as well call it Skyball these days. Not going to be swept up in the media frenzy of the world cup either.

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posted by demoff [344 posts]
26th May 2010 - 5:55

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demoff wrote:
Stopped following it a couple of seasons ago, you may as well call it Skyball these days. Not going to be swept up in the media frenzy of the world cup either.


Would I be right and thinking that Blackpool are your home town team too? You must be pretty immovable if even Ian Holloway can't sweep you away Smile

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4132 posts]
26th May 2010 - 10:29

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Not much going on at reading. we might sign andy griffin. woo hoo.

i'm looking forward to the world cup, although i'm already resigned to the fact that we're back home in the quarters again. we made a dog's breakfast of beating mexico and a better team would have torn that defence to pieces.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7276 posts]
26th May 2010 - 11:38

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My country didn't make it Crying

But since the missus is from the USA, I have a legitimate reason (for once) to support a team playing the Auld Enemy Wink

Clubwise, Fabregas to stay please, a goalkeeper to be recruited from somewhere other than Billy Smart's Circus, and Holland to go out of the World Cup at the earliest possible opportunity with Robin van Persie swathed in cotton wool and bubble wrap (can't be too careful) until that happens.

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [7976 posts]
26th May 2010 - 14:17

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Agree with Dave, barely an impressive moment in the Mexico game. Thought leighton baines, carrick and theo walcott looked pretty awful.

Id be happy for ledley not to go, however good he is, because we need him fit (or as close as) next year.

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1080 posts]
26th May 2010 - 14:32

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tony_farrelly wrote:
demoff wrote:
Stopped following it a couple of seasons ago, you may as well call it Skyball these days. Not going to be swept up in the media frenzy of the world cup either.


Would I be right and thinking that Blackpool are your home town team too? You must be pretty immovable if even Ian Holloway can't sweep you away Smile

I live down the road from Blackpool in Cleveleys but am actually a scouser.

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posted by demoff [344 posts]
26th May 2010 - 17:00

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Thanks to the hand of Thierry Henry my boys are having a summer off;-(

On the domestic front I am quite excited as walking through town the other day I saw Derby County linked with a 'premiership striker' Rooney? Drogba? Torres? Will have to wait and see.

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posted by Blackhound [439 posts]
12th June 2010 - 18:40

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Dipped in and out of tonight's game - went out for a ride just before it started, nipped out during the first half too… surprisingly quiet, except for blokes in van or mini cabs driving REALLY fast down roads with 30mph limits, patriots obviously.

Listened to it on the radio and watched TV - two different games Smile

On TV England played well but were unlucky - let's get behind Robert Green

On R5 England were rubbish, Capello doesn't know what he's doing, and they might as well go home now, just as soon as the Robert Green lynching is finished.

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4132 posts]
12th June 2010 - 21:48

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Got Sky HD installed yesterday (more for the Tour de France than the World Cup to be honest), so we watched the game on ITV HD.

As you may have heard, unbelievably, 3 minutes in they cut to an advert, which was quickly pulled, screen stayed blank for a few seconds before returning to the football and England were a goal up.

You might recall last year ITV got criticised for its FA Cup coverage when they missed the only goal of a crucial game after going to an ad by mistake - looks like the gremlins are still there.

Haven't properly introduced ourselves to the new neighbours yet, but I imagine they're now fully aware that the missus - a handy centre back in her day - is American given her reaction to the USA goal Smile

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [7976 posts]
12th June 2010 - 23:48

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Yawn Yawn Yawn Yawn Yawn Yawn Yawn Yawn

When are the Zamaretto Premier Division fixtures our and we can get back to proper football??

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1232 posts]
18th June 2010 - 12:00

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Speaking of football though, I have had a book published (and those who read my blog on road.cc will be amazed at that I am sure!!) about our village teams season...

It is only £6 and the proceeds are going towards painting the grandstand.

http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/yaxley-fc-yearbook-2010/11263840?p...

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1232 posts]
18th June 2010 - 12:01

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Has this summer of football done the sport more harm than good?

For the supposed pinnacle of the sport the tournament was proper boring and most teams played not to lose as opposed to win.

With money drying up in the game I can see that a good rugby world cup in 2011 with plenty of tries and competitive action could start a shift.

You are already seening that in union with the Premiership being televised and more money from Sky and ITV (and now ESPN) going into the game.

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1232 posts]
13th July 2010 - 10:25

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Used to love footy but the egos and behaviour/image of fans and dirty players has pushed many to go elsewhere.

Will the POSH come back up?

I like my bike but it needs a hidden 25cc motor Smile

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posted by Fish_n_Chips [325 posts]
18th July 2010 - 18:16

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I hope not... with that ex-Yeovilite in charge.

I am kind of siding with you nowadays though chippy. Rugby turns me on more than football for the reasons you said.

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1232 posts]
2nd August 2010 - 13:59

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jimmythecuckoo wrote:

For the supposed pinnacle of the sport the tournament was proper boring and most teams played not to lose as opposed to win.

I disagree with this statement. Uruguay played to win, until the last minute of the last game! Smile

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posted by LondonCalling [146 posts]
3rd August 2010 - 14:43

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