Nult satis nisi optimum: Phil McNulty 2011/12

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have at it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WhiteAmericanFolks.jpg (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

will have at it

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

Wolves and McCarthy rightly celebrated staying up but they will hope that a club of their calibre can perhaps have more than survival as their sole aim when next season kicks off. It should be about more than that for them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WhiteAmericanFolks.jpg (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

philmcnulty Phil McNulty
No owner should let fans pick manager but no-one in right mind can expect Villa fans to be happy with the man who took arch-rivals down. #fb
3 hours ago

nult exposing contradictions unwittingly.

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

real or imagined quotes here?

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

mine is real...

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 22:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

real

always real

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WhiteAmericanFolks.jpg (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 22:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

real madrid
real salt lake
real nult

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WhiteAmericanFolks.jpg (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 22:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

How can he fit so many bewildering exposed wires of mangled logic into one <140 character sentence with no punctuation?

MPx4A, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 22:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

No owner should let fans pick manager but no-one in right mind can expect Villa fans to be happy with the man who took arch-rivals down =

nult in 'not of right mind' admission shock?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WhiteAmericanFolks.jpg (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 22:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

many seasoned nult readers will know the title is a reference to his supposed favourite team, storied merseysiders everton

i don't know if that is true but liverpool fans in the comments sections of his blogs suggest he is a 'bluenose'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WhiteAmericanFolks.jpg (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 22:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

The comments on the Nult blogs have a creepy twilight zone vibe of their own, half of them are "another great blog, Phil" and the other half are accusing him of some imagined bias towards a team, and I end up feeling like CAN NONE OF YOU SEE THAT HE IS JUST WRITING GIBBERISH? HOW CAN HE BE BIASED HE DOESN'T EXPRESS ANY OPINIONS

MPx4A, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 22:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

al-zawahiri will be mindful of how former wigan #2 chris hutchings came acropper as manager when he takes the reins of controversial wahabbist outfit al-qaeda

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WhiteAmericanFolks.jpg (nakhchivan), Thursday, 16 June 2011 11:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah ferg otm, if ever you wanted grim proof that people online don't give a fuck about writing and just want even the vaguest opinion to bounce their misanthropy off then nult's comment section is it

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Thursday, 16 June 2011 11:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

truest bounce is from a surface with absolutely no angles innit

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Thursday, 16 June 2011 11:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

If McLeish turns out to be a success, his appointment will be regarded as an inspirational move by an owner willing to fly in the face of public opinion. If the Scot is a failure, it is almost impossible to see how Lerner can retain the faith of Villa's fans

amidst the grammar mockery it's worth taking a look at how fucking tedious nult is. if this hated choice doesn't succeed then maybe the fans will be annoyed at the chairman...maybe!

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Friday, 17 June 2011 18:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

McLeish will have to succeed at an impossible level for anybody to be happy with his appointment i think

aka best bum of the o_O's (Noodle Vague), Friday, 17 June 2011 20:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

that one thing is sure

nakhchivan, Friday, 17 June 2011 20:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

If Lerner manages to successfully swoop over the Holt End using a home-made set of wings, the decision will be regarded as an inspirational move by an owner willing to fly in the face of public opinion.

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Friday, 17 June 2011 20:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

fly @ u o_o

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Friday, 17 June 2011 21:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

The Nult first with the news

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Monday, 20 June 2011 12:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

Phil McNulty
Author

Lo_Ol (cozen), Monday, 20 June 2011 12:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

presumably he doesn't write the headline, because nowhere in that article does it say that Chelsea are going to appoint Villa Boas. It just states that his buyout clause is 15m Euros. iirc Messi's buyout clause is around 300m Euros so they may as well put an article up on BBC sport website that Chelsea/Man City etc are going to buy Messi.

pandemic, Monday, 20 June 2011 12:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

the Villas-Boas article is pretty coherent and grammatically correct, if hampered by that one-sentence-per-paragraph thing. The Nult will perhaps have thought he had been a modernist stylist extraordinaire when he left the BBC house style behind and filled his blog with temporal contortions.

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Monday, 20 June 2011 21:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

nah the nult will have been subbed properly for a big news piece like that...

LocalGarda, Monday, 20 June 2011 22:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

no ~the~ svp

nakhchivan, Monday, 20 June 2011 22:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

nuuuuuuuuuult

tipper gore (nakhchivan), Monday, 27 June 2011 13:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

sometimes on a day so warm yr laptop has died, all you can think of is a cool glass of chablis and a fresh nultblog on the iphone

tipper gore (nakhchivan), Monday, 27 June 2011 13:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

By Alan Hansen
BBC's Match of the Day football pundit
United were soundly beaten by Barcelona in last month's Champions League final
Sir Alex Ferguson knew major work was needed to rebuild his Manchester United team - and he has responded in style with his dealings in the transfer market so far.
Ashley Young's arrival from Aston Villa comes swiftly after the signing of Phil Jones from Blackburn Rovers, with Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David de Gea and a high-class midfield player also expected to make the move to Old Trafford.
The loss to Barcelona in the Champions League final at Wembley did not exactly do United a favour but it would have confirmed in Ferguson's mind that his side was obviously on the wane.
Some may have been fooled into thinking everything was OK given United's success in the Premier League but they were the best of a bad bunch last season and Ferguson is brutally realistic.
I stand by my belief that he dragged those players to the title and would have claimed the crown with any of the other top sides had he been in charge of them.
Continue reading the main story
United were awful for long spells last season and really suffered against Barcelona - the fact they won the league was a work of art in itself
How United won the title playing as badly as they did away from home, where they were abysmal on so many occasions, was almost beyond belief. Ferguson will have been well aware that they might not have been so lucky next season.
Ferguson had two factors to address. First, the team was awful for long spells last season and really suffered against Barcelona. Secondly, the natural passage of time has resulted in the retirements of Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes, while Ryan Giggs is edging ever nearer towards the end of his career. Giggs was magnificent last season but can you see him having another season like that at the age of 37? I can't.
Ferguson has bought defender Jones, who is only a youngster and is clearly a signing for the future. Young, a winger, is a proven, fabulous player with great delivery who will add much.
If you watched United last season, they were weak all over. The fact that they won the league was a work of art in itself, the sign of a great club and a great manager, with Ferguson as the key component.
Continue reading the main story
If I was Ferguson I would break the bank to land Luka Modric -he is a class act
The loss of Scholes and the fact that Giggs is another year closer to the end of his career means Ferguson is almost certain to strengthen in midfield. He has been linked with Tottenham's Luka Modric and Wesley Sneijder from Inter Milan, both fabulous players.
I do not know where Modric is going, or even if he is going because Spurs chairman Daniel Levy gave Chelsea very short shrift last week, but if I was Ferguson I would break the bank to land the Croatian. He fits the bill perfectly.
Modric is a class act and his performance when Spurs won at Liverpool on the final day of last season was as good as it gets. When the ball comes to him, he doesn't just instinctively know his three options, he knows the best one to take. He also always has time and space in abundance - the hallmark of the great player.
Ferguson will obviously recruit a goalkeeper to replace Van der Sar, who was a major reason for their success last season and has been for the last five years.
De Gea appears to be the chosen one but the hardest person to replace in your team is always the goalkeeper, as proved by United's struggles to find a quality successor to Peter Schmeichel. Bringing a foreign keeper into the English game is always hit and miss because a big part of the game here is the ball into the box.
We have seen the likes of Heurelho Gomes struggle to cope with that aspect of the game whereas Van der Sar was consummate and his communication skills were wonderful. De Gea is only a young boy, so it will be very intriguing to see how he goes if he does sign for United.
Van der Sar will be tough to replace
Retirement and age have taken some of Ferguson's best players out of the equation but he is a master when faced with this sort of situation.
He will also be aware of the challenges coming from elsewhere. United and Chelsea undoubtedly came back towards the pack last season, while Manchester City may feel they will never have a better chance of winning the Premier League than next time around.
They will spend, Roman Abramovich will back new Chelsea boss Andre Villlas-Boas, while over at Anfield, where not much escapes Ferguson's attention, they now have the Kenny Dalglish factor.
Liverpool will clearly strengthen their squad this summer and there is still the feel-good factor following Dalglish's arrival, which galvanised the whole club. Luis Suarez will also be ready for his first full season in the Premier League. The striker was sensational after coming to Anfield in January.
But history tells us there is nobody better at coming out on top in a pressurised position than Ferguson. He clearly means business after taking stock of the current condition of his squad.
And you would never back against him - you can't back against him - because if he can take his team to the title playing the way they did last season then they would have to start as favourites next season as he begins the process of building his latest Old Trafford model.

Alan Hansen was talking to BBC Sport's Phil McNulty

tipper gore (nakhchivan), Monday, 27 June 2011 13:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

last para is v much his master's voice tho obv the a true picture of nulto-hansenic relations is yet to emerge

tipper gore (nakhchivan), Monday, 27 June 2011 13:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

the

tipper gore (nakhchivan), Monday, 27 June 2011 13:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ferguson will have been well aware that they might not have been so lucky next season.
Ferguson will have been well aware that they might not have been so lucky next season.
Ferguson will have been well aware that they might not have been so lucky next season.
Ferguson will have been well aware that they might not have been so lucky next season.

<3

tipper gore (nakhchivan), Monday, 27 June 2011 13:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

haha i wanted to post this, so fucking shameful that nult puts his own dirty mark even on an interview. i read it and knew from the first line it'd say nult had done the interview.

LocalGarda, Monday, 27 June 2011 14:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

like all the great auteurs, nult does his best work with other people's scripts

tipper gore (nakhchivan), Monday, 27 June 2011 14:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

sometimes on a day so warm yr laptop has died, all you can think of is a cool glass of chablis and a fresh nultblog on the iphone

― tipper gore (nakhchivan), Monday, 27 June 2011 14:24 (1 hour ago) Bookmark

irl lol

r|t|c, Monday, 27 June 2011 15:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

only one direction for my thought to go when, reading W.G. Sebald's 'The Emigrants', I come across the phrase 'one thing is certain'. Damn you Nult.

Sir Chips Keswick (Merdeyeux), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 19:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

Wonder what Nult thinks of Austerlitz and its long multi-clause sentences, can he read German do you suppose.

boxall, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 20:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

No matter how often I tell myself that chance happenings of this kind occur far more often than we suspect, since we all move, one after the other, along the same roads mapped out for us by our origins and our hopes, my rational mind is nonetheless unable to lay the ghosts of repetition that haunt me with ever greater frequency. One thing is certain: Sir Alex will be delighted.

Sir Chips Keswick (Merdeyeux), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 20:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

very much enjoying wg sebald but he does have a habit for slightly nult via thomas mann lengthy future perfect sentences in his reimaginings of past lives

― kid 606: the nultness (nakhchivan), Tuesday, March 29, 2011 7:47 PM (3 months ago)

nakhchivan, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 22:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

@chrisbevan have a read of wg sebald, excellent prose. @jonathanstevo #themagicmountainmate #alliteration sir alex will have cogitated

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 22:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

By Mark Ashenden

1055: England's Paul Casey will have had better starts to a major championship. Four pars and three bogeys leave him struggling on +3.

once a week is ample, Thursday, 14 July 2011 09:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

I like how in its simplest form that construction just reads as "I can't be bothered to verify whether this assertion is true." Has Casey had better starts in majors? He will have had, I should think.

boxall, Thursday, 14 July 2011 14:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

By Phil McNulty

Manchester City are moving to finalise the signing of Atletico Madrid's Sergio Aguero despite the collapse of Carlos Tevez's move to Corinthians.

City boss Roberto Mancini has decided to press on with a deal for Aguero even without finance from the sale of Tevez.

The two sides are moving towards agreement on the £39m buy-out clause in the 23-year-old's contract.

MY WEEDS STRONG BLUD.mp3 (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 20 July 2011 20:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

can someone tell nult that buy-out clauses are legally binding and no agreement is necessary if they are fulfilled

MY WEEDS STRONG BLUD.mp3 (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 20 July 2011 20:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

I seem to remember reading (maybe on here?) that the buyout clauses in Spain only apply to deals with other Spanish clubs. Could be bullshit i dunno

Number None, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 20:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

was just thinking i was missing pasting nult's every awful sentence on ilx.

LocalGarda, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 20:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

think he's had a few weeks off

MY WEEDS STRONG BLUD.mp3 (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 20 July 2011 20:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

nult

Cesc Fabregas' future, or lack of it, has once again dominated the summer

The weaknesses that cost Arsenal last season, vulnerability in central defence and a physical presence in midfield, have not yet been addressed.

They may well arrive once the saga of Fabregas' seemingly inevitable move to Barcelona is concluded. And their success will shape Arsenal and Wenger's season.
If they are, Arsenal may cling on to fourth place - if they are not then there is the real possibility of the Gunners dropping out of the select quartet at the top of the Premier League.

IF WHAT ARE YOU CUNT

LocalGarda, Wednesday, 10 August 2011 21:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

Dalglish has problems to solve at left-back and in central defence, but if he does that successfully I expect Liverpool to seriously threaten Arsenal and Spurs for fourth place - and well worth a few pounds of anyone's money to win a cup without the added fixture congestion of the Europa League.

LocalGarda, Wednesday, 10 August 2011 21:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

and well worth

LocalGarda, Wednesday, 10 August 2011 21:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

Graham Taylor will not simply be remembered for his outstanding management at places like Watford and Aston Villa where, despite his struggles with England, he proved himself an outstanding manager.

Neil S, Thursday, 12 January 2017 16:03 (two years ago) Permalink

Amazing.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 12 January 2017 18:01 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

The double figures aggregate loss actually might have been worse and this latest last-16 exit is made even more painful by being cloaked in the feeling of an end of an era after a Champions League story that has increasingly become one of diminishing returns for Wenger and Arsenal.

r|t|c, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 08:14 (two years ago) Permalink

Pat Metheny Group - Cloaked In The Feeling Of An End Of An Era

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 09:56 (two years ago) Permalink

pat murphy group

r|t|c, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 11:09 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Jose Mourinho's first season at Manchester United came down to one game at Stockholm's superbly appointed Friends Arena - a game played in the shadow of tragedy but still a game that would define how and he and his team's season would be viewed.

Neil S, Thursday, 25 May 2017 11:45 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Now this is an opportunity not to be missed. My question: "Just how good an England captain was Mike Denness?" https://t.co/nooghrfJ0u

— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) July 6, 2017

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Thursday, 6 July 2017 15:52 (one year ago) Permalink

a perfect diamond

Chelsea must now decided whether to make that firm move or lose out on a player who has long fancied a move to Stamford Bridge.

— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) July 6, 2017

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Thursday, 6 July 2017 15:53 (one year ago) Permalink

In the event of Romelu Lukaku deciding to stay - which he won't - Manchester United's interest is actually very good news for Everton.

— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) July 6, 2017

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Thursday, 6 July 2017 15:54 (one year ago) Permalink

the opening lines of this from last month http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/40236480 are good

Joe Hart may just have feared the worst as Scotland's Leigh Griffiths lined up a free-kick 25 yards out - three minutes to go at Hampden Park and England protecting a slim lead.

Hart's weakness at set-pieces aimed low to his left was exposed at Euro 2016 by Gareth Bale for Wales and Iceland's Kolbeinn Sigthorsson, the 30-year-old getting hands on both but failing to prevent goals, the second of which ended England's interest in the tournament.

This time Hart was engulfed by the perfect footballing storm of a brilliant set-piece from Griffiths, a wall that did not jump and poor positioning from the goalkeeper himself, too far over to his right to be able to get near Scotland's equalizer.

Griffiths repeated the treatment to Hart's right from a free-kick three minutes later and while England snatched a 2-2 draw in this World Cup qualifier, Hart's position as undisputed first-choice goalkeeper has never been under greater threat.

Two great free-kicks no doubt - but opponents have sensed the soft underbelly in Hart's game and it will not go away.

-_- (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 6 July 2017 17:15 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Phil McNulty

If this football match was vinyl Atalanta are on 78rpm while Everton are not even anywhere near 33 and a third. One for the oldies there.

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 15 September 2017 08:41 (one year ago) Permalink

Atalanta are like a huge USB stick whereas Everton are a floppy disc.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Friday, 15 September 2017 09:30 (one year ago) Permalink

Atalanta are a superneat Casio digital watch with a caluclator while Everton are not even a Half Hunter.

Tim, Friday, 15 September 2017 09:32 (one year ago) Permalink

Atalanta are a Class 43 InterCity diesel train while Everton are a donkey pulling a wooden cart and the cart has square wheels and the donkey has tuberculosis

Cheds Baker (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 September 2017 09:36 (one year ago) Permalink

TBFTTMcN valuing 78s over LPs is admirably antirockist.

Tim, Friday, 15 September 2017 09:42 (one year ago) Permalink

Atlanta are a Sumerian building site, utilising the wheel for the first time and marvelling as huge weights are moved from one place to another, Everton are the site of the Egyptian pyramids, Koeman on the sideline resembling a slavemaster beating his slaves to death as they haul rocks along with logs underneath. One for the oldies there.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Friday, 15 September 2017 09:42 (one year ago) Permalink

Atalanta*

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Friday, 15 September 2017 09:43 (one year ago) Permalink

thought you were using the Sumerian spelling

Cheds Baker (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 September 2017 09:43 (one year ago) Permalink

Good work all 'round guys

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 15 September 2017 09:45 (one year ago) Permalink

Atalanta are a HEL MD photon cannon that can fire 50 to 60-kilowatt laser blasts while Everton are that bone that the monkey throws at the beginning of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Cheds Baker (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 September 2017 09:51 (one year ago) Permalink

lol

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Friday, 15 September 2017 10:06 (one year ago) Permalink

lmao

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 15 September 2017 10:44 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

But there is a cold reality to consider here. If Arsenal played like this week in, week out, then they could be proclaimed as title challengers - but they don't, so they aren't.

This article bursting with hot takes could've just been summed up with the above. But Nult ploughed on last night and wrote a long read on why Spurs and Arsenal won't be champions.

Arsenal do have a quiet consistency about them at home but then images of the horror show at Liverpool, where they were lucky to only lose 4-0, invade the memory bank and title aspirations are doused in cold water.

Images invading the memory bank is a nice touch tbf

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 19 November 2017 12:26 (one year ago) Permalink

He'll grind out copy like this well after the apocalypse, I imagine.

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 19 November 2017 12:27 (one year ago) Permalink

read that absolute doggerel earlier.

"here's why arsenal and spurs won't win the league" - because man city are fucking walking it in an unprecedented fashion.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Sunday, 19 November 2017 16:13 (one year ago) Permalink

Otm.

Won't someone think of the children though? If Nult is the alpha and omega of football writing - the piece could've been three times as long and still written better by a bot, I'm fairly certain - what young lad/lass would ever pick up the trade? Why bother?

I've been getting into baseball this year, and a big plus is the writing about it. Not the dazzling stats mumbo jumbo, but solely the match reports are a breath of fresh air. It's so diverse, there are so many different (literary) forms. There's freedom and experiment in baseball writing. It seems to flourish. Where, if at all, is this (still) happening w/r/t football?

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 19 November 2017 16:43 (one year ago) Permalink

Eamon Sweeney's article on todays sunday independent on why O'Neill should stay made me chuckle a few times. There was even a good Metal Machine Music joke in there

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Sunday, 19 November 2017 22:12 (one year ago) Permalink

The Irish, as always, light years ahead of the Brits when it comes to fitba/sports writing. I enjoyed that.

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 19 November 2017 22:43 (one year ago) Permalink

Sam Allardyce is second favourite with the bookies yet he would probably adopt the same approach as O'Neill and be unlikely to do it as well.

i enjoyed that article but this is a strange statement. i'm not pushing mon out the door but big sam would be fucking perfect for this irish team. i would genuinely love to see what he'd do.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Sunday, 19 November 2017 22:50 (one year ago) Permalink

XP ito posters anyway, otm

fake pato is kind of racist, dude (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 November 2017 22:53 (one year ago) Permalink

Don't think Big Sam is perfect for any team tbh. Keep him your side of the bay. His nickname is carrying him further than life meant to.

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 19 November 2017 22:58 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah I'd rather stick with MON than Big Sam

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Monday, 20 November 2017 02:09 (one year ago) Permalink

Brace yourselves

O'Neill is doing fine imo

fake pato is kind of racist, dude (darraghmac), Monday, 20 November 2017 08:47 (one year ago) Permalink

If it's time for anyone to go it's Dunphy.

fake pato is kind of racist, dude (darraghmac), Monday, 20 November 2017 08:47 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah, Dunphy Out. I do disagree with Sweeney regarding Jack Charlton's departure. There was a lot more to it than just getting beaten by Holland in the playoffs. The infamous Harry Ramsden challenge for example and generally the rot was starting to set in

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Monday, 20 November 2017 11:32 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah that was rose-tinted spectacles for sure.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Monday, 20 November 2017 12:27 (one year ago) Permalink

if his name was Sean Athenry you'd all be backing him for the job.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Monday, 20 November 2017 15:15 (one year ago) Permalink

looooow lie the fields of allardyce

he did manage Limerick back in the 80s tbf

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Monday, 20 November 2017 15:32 (one year ago) Permalink

four months pass...

In a typically frenetic Anfield atmosphere, which boiled over in the disgraceful scenes before kick-off when Manchester City's coach was damaged, Pep Guardiola's side had been looking to take the heat out of the game.

~calamitygammon~, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 19:42 (eleven months ago) Permalink

past perfect verbiage from the scouse soccer scribe

Louis Jägermeister (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 21:07 (eleven months ago) Permalink

guiltily confess that i was thinking of the multiple possible meanings of the word "coach" in context, but yes! that too!

~calamitygammon~, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 21:24 (eleven months ago) Permalink

idk if it's Ronay's influence but every big game report now seems to involve time standing still, a momentary hush as the ball seemed to hang in the air blah blah

ogmor, Thursday, 5 April 2018 11:16 (eleven months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Keith Jackson going a bit Nulty in the Daily Record:

They knew that beating was on the cards just as they will have sat in their own living rooms yesterday bracing themselves for something very similar.

a simian who gave no fucks (onimo), Monday, 30 April 2018 18:09 (ten months ago) Permalink

Gerrard completes 'jaw-dropping' deal

Tom English

Chief sports writer, BBC Scotland

"Those of us who love Scottish football will love it a little more now that this jaw-dropping deal has been done to bring Steven Gerrard down from football’s Hollywood Hills and into our world. It’s ambitious, it’s glamorous, it guarantees that every cough and splutter of the Gerrard reign will reverberate around football, not just Scottish football.

"It will be gripping to see how it all turns out. An act of genius or of utter folly? Who knows? Finding out will be a whole lot of fun, though. There is no doubt that this is a gargantuan gamble by Rangers. Going for a rookie manager when their problems are so vast is a spectacular roll of the dice. At this remove, it looks reckless. How can a novice survive in the intense climate that Gerrard is about to walk into?
Steven Gerrard
Reuters

"If he does, it will be a miracle to stand alongside Istanbul in 2005 when his brilliance sparked one of the greatest on-field comebacks we have seen in European football. He now has to spark another comeback. What an appointment and what a eye-wateringly daunting job he faces."

Next level Nultism

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 4 May 2018 11:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

every cough and splutter of the Gerrard reign will reverberate around football, not just Scottish football.

keep telling yourself that son

hepatitis groan (Noodle Vague), Friday, 4 May 2018 11:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Mcnults seems to be suggesting that England should warp the space/time continuum
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44637064

Neil S, Thursday, 28 June 2018 09:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

“This was a very painful, public indignity and will surely have been noted in red ink in Chelsea's corridors of power.”

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Monday, 25 February 2019 15:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Sort of Manson family/The Shining vibe

FernandoHierro, Monday, 25 February 2019 16:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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