Alone in the Park - it's the Prem 2020-21 thread

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It's about that time, so let the complaints and assessments of who may or may not be ready begin

A Short Film About Scampoes (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 5 September 2020 15:26 (five months ago) link

and yeah i started because

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HE'S READY

A Short Film About Scampoes (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 5 September 2020 15:28 (five months ago) link

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He [squints at fax] would be ready if he was allowed to be

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Saturday, 5 September 2020 15:57 (five months ago) link

was looking frwd to messi going to city and having no discernible effect on their performances.

given lfc have run themselves into the ground over the last 2 seasons and have signed a grand total of 2 players over that period, neither of whom are starters, i'm not expecting them to win the league again.

utd since fernandes have been good but can't see ogs being able to add anything extra on top of what the players themselves can do cf. the way he/they shat it in semi finals last season. de gea could throw in 3 by october and still probably not be replaced by henderson.

chelsea should be interesting as a keegan newcastle 2.0 with all those great attackers plus a dire defence and rancid goalie.

oscar bravo, Saturday, 5 September 2020 16:49 (five months ago) link

am p stoked for dirtyleeds but not getting ben white from brighton will hinder them, don't rate robin koch that highly

oscar bravo, Saturday, 5 September 2020 16:51 (five months ago) link

and having said all that it seems equally possible that i will lose all interest by the start of october as prem post lockdown last season p much bored me even incl lfc winning the bloody thing. cl mini cup was enjoyable though.

oscar bravo, Saturday, 5 September 2020 16:53 (five months ago) link

Yeah the excitement of a new season is tempered by how crap lockdown football has been.

Lampard and Solskjaer both good odds not to see the season out I think, Abramovitch has thrown money at the squad so I don't think a battling top 4 finish will be what he's looking for, Solskjaer probably a bit safer but he's not all that and again, will be expected to improve. Odds of Wolves cracking the top 6 tempered by tiredness, squad changes and the aforementioned crapness of empty stadiums, but I expect us to be thereabouts.

A Short Film About Scampoes (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 5 September 2020 16:59 (five months ago) link

Liverpool won't romp the league but hard to look beyond them or City for the title.

A Short Film About Scampoes (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 5 September 2020 17:00 (five months ago) link

Wolves about to sign an 18 year old Porto forward?

Neanderthal, Saturday, 5 September 2020 17:03 (five months ago) link

Record fee for one of the most hyped 18 year-olds in the world, hard not to get a bit excitable

A Short Film About Scampoes (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 5 September 2020 17:05 (five months ago) link

Of course their opener is during work hours on a date I'm training. Lol. Three times in a row now.

If YouTube TV lets me record it, maybe.

Neanderthal, Saturday, 5 September 2020 17:08 (five months ago) link

Zillionaire John Henry cheaping out on the Red Sox and Liverpool so close to winning championships is lols.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Saturday, 5 September 2020 17:25 (five months ago) link

Think I’m gonna root for Leeds this season.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Saturday, 5 September 2020 17:25 (five months ago) link

lol please please please do

A Short Film About Scampoes (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 5 September 2020 17:25 (five months ago) link

ok i'm not linking to the gutter press but lol Greenwood and Foden are very naughty boys and they should feel bad

A Short Film About Scampoes (Noodle Vague), Monday, 7 September 2020 11:54 (five months ago) link

I used to think I hated Leeds but at this stage its oddly reassuring, like nu-metal coming back.

Matt DC, Monday, 7 September 2020 12:24 (five months ago) link

Mahrez and Laporte have the rona btw.

Matt DC, Monday, 7 September 2020 12:24 (five months ago) link

VDB is a good addition for Utd, but based on the evidence of post-lockdown football we'll seriously struggle if we don't get another couple of players

The worrying thing is we don't seem to have any plan for the RW beyond Sancho, despite not having a proper winger there for like five years now

Can see us going for a panic loan on deadline day - possible Douglas Costa or the like - which would be pretty underwhelming

As it stands, I think our first XI is up there with the best in the league but the bench options are absolutely dire and Solskjaer seems to not trust any of them to come on and change a game

In summary, 4th will be about the height of our ambitions

Number None, Monday, 7 September 2020 13:05 (five months ago) link

VDB is a good addition for Utd

Not even slightly convinced by this tbf. Would like to be proven wrong but Utd isn't the kindergarten Ajax is. Think he'll have a hard time making his mark.

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 8 September 2020 11:33 (five months ago) link

Porto is our feeder club now

A Short Film About Scampoes (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 8 September 2020 11:35 (five months ago) link

Think he'll have a hard time making his mark.

He'll get enough games given the state of United's midfield. Then again, could be a Davy Klaassen situation idk.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 8 September 2020 12:01 (five months ago) link

I rate him higher than Klaassen, VDB's got more talent. I'm just not sure his frivolity will be appreciated/come to fruitition as much as it did at Ajax.

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 8 September 2020 12:38 (five months ago) link

state of Utd's midfield? It's looking better than it has in years

VDB I see as a depth addition who can sub for a few of our midfielders, while hopefully pushing for a starting spot

Number None, Tuesday, 8 September 2020 13:07 (five months ago) link

personally I think our current first XI is a match for anyone in the league

it's when we have to go to the bench that the trouble starts

Number None, Tuesday, 8 September 2020 13:11 (five months ago) link

Obviously he's not going to displace or challenge Bruno F but I guess is the aim is to play him behind him during the half a season when Pogba is injured or underperforming.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 8 September 2020 13:15 (five months ago) link

1) why is he in San Francisco? and 2) I highly doubt it's that big

error prone wolf syndicate (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 10 September 2020 15:25 (five months ago) link

looks like he has the Golden Touch alright

Number None, Thursday, 10 September 2020 16:12 (five months ago) link

i hope my dick get big as the Eiffel tower
so I can fuck the world for 72 hours

Neanderthal, Thursday, 10 September 2020 18:57 (five months ago) link

Fulham are very bad

Number None, Saturday, 12 September 2020 12:48 (five months ago) link

Damien Delaney’s dream dinner party guests are a trip. pic.twitter.com/MJVgVGwcWZ

— Elvis Buñuelo (@Mr_Considerate) September 12, 2020

Matt DC, Saturday, 12 September 2020 14:01 (five months ago) link

Any amount of money says they made him replace Hitler with Keith Richards.

Matt DC, Saturday, 12 September 2020 14:01 (five months ago) link

hitler is going to be furious he didn't get an invite, guy's got a temper

这是我的显示名称 (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 12 September 2020 14:02 (five months ago) link

I bet he's read some piss poor history books, especially if he thinks China had a billion plus population since the 50s!

calzino, Saturday, 12 September 2020 14:17 (five months ago) link

I thought I'd misheard this, 5 Live lads pissing themselves

how do i shot moon? (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 12 September 2020 14:42 (five months ago) link

Solid list tbh, I'd sub out Richards for Andrea Dworkin, it's a bit of a sausage fest and I bet he's a boring bastard

how do i shot moon? (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 12 September 2020 14:44 (five months ago) link

Somebody needs to start the non Prem thread so I can lol at Derby

how do i shot moon? (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 12 September 2020 14:50 (five months ago) link

I just spent literally five minutes scrolling down the preliminary FA cup fixture list on my phone. It's astonishing so many non-league clubs are still going in the age of cholera.

calzino, Saturday, 12 September 2020 14:58 (five months ago) link

Excellent Leeds goal. 1-1 after about ten minutes.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Saturday, 12 September 2020 16:43 (five months ago) link

Awful defending for both teams. Would be 2-2 if Bamford wasn’t a terrible fraud of a player.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Saturday, 12 September 2020 16:53 (five months ago) link

the curse of the post! but still Bamford is shite!

calzino, Saturday, 12 September 2020 17:00 (five months ago) link

mo salah with short hair looking hot

oscar bravo, Saturday, 12 September 2020 17:06 (five months ago) link

missed the start, was hoping this would be spicy

how do i shot moon? (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 12 September 2020 17:13 (five months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSZBIs0gs0E

how do i shot moon? (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 12 September 2020 18:06 (five months ago) link

Ah 2017 LFC how I've missed you. Actually it turns out that I haven't and have become one of those dullards who values competence over excitement. I blame too much Football Manager. First LFC penalty poor decision imo.

oscar bravo, Saturday, 12 September 2020 20:38 (five months ago) link

They don't call it the Poorthorns for nothing

how do i shot moon? (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 13 September 2020 14:44 (five months ago) link

The gulf in quality and ambition between Leeds and West Brom / Fulham was enormous.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Sunday, 13 September 2020 15:34 (five months ago) link

lol, what a let-off.

Everton deserve to be ahead though.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Sunday, 13 September 2020 15:47 (five months ago) link

"Tarkovksi, Pope and Me" sounds like one of those execrable historical speculative fiction efforts that I see far too often

scampsite (darraghmac), Saturday, 20 February 2021 15:06 (six days ago) link

Strong ‘Klopp’s last season at Dortmund’ vibes at the moment.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Saturday, 20 February 2021 19:19 (six days ago) link

Fuck me when i think of what son got sent off for against these cunts

scampsite (darraghmac), Saturday, 20 February 2021 22:55 (six days ago) link

.....feel like we will do the job today....?

scampsite (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 February 2021 11:57 (five days ago) link

Ah well

Lloris is a complete negative now isnt he.

scampsite (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 February 2021 12:07 (five days ago) link

Its getting to the end of the poch era here- results and performances are rotten but nothing you could say that could be done re formation or selection because the players are performing shit no matter who is picked and how they are set up

"Stopped playing for the manager" is a function of the manager but its awful hard to pretend to like the cunts wearing the shirt after the third iteration

scampsite (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 February 2021 12:20 (five days ago) link

Very hard to believe how often we pass it to a man under pressure as opposed to a better option that isnt

scampsite (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 February 2021 12:34 (five days ago) link

Mourinho shithousing the ref

But also completely correctly, west ham are wiping us out at every opportunity without consequence (including in the goal buildup)

scampsite (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 February 2021 12:35 (five days ago) link

Not sure they’re going to end with 11 on the pitch with this ref.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Sunday, 21 February 2021 12:44 (five days ago) link

Spurs now have three bookings in three tackles and tbh this type of "youll never see this reviewed on MOTD" game management by refs is the #1 thing turning me off the game

scampsite (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 February 2021 12:47 (five days ago) link

But tbh discussing the ref or the manager/tactics/selection are secondary matter when at every clearance, bounce, rebound theres three claret jerseys to it before one white one

another showing of cowardly jogging cunts

scampsite (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 February 2021 12:52 (five days ago) link

jesus christ tonight strike me down

scampsite (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 February 2021 13:06 (five days ago) link

An absolute joke.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Sunday, 21 February 2021 13:07 (five days ago) link

Sanchez and Dier special

scampsite (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 February 2021 13:08 (five days ago) link

Son just dawdling on the ball there and nearly letting West Ham in again.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Sunday, 21 February 2021 13:11 (five days ago) link

The lack of anyone on the pitch who will take matters up with a ref like this or their own teammates is underlined again and again as a huge problem

Once poch lost his interest in being the personality of the entire team weve been slowly reverting to this

scampsite (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 February 2021 13:21 (five days ago) link

good man lucas

Alan smith claims you dont associate lucas with headers, lucas is a better aerial player than all but three of this squad but look who cares alan eh

scampsite (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 February 2021 13:24 (five days ago) link

Two decent centre halves and one ok manager and we'd be ok, i think

Not good but ok like

scampsite (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 February 2021 13:29 (five days ago) link

Lloris almost spilling a nothing into the churn again there

scampsite (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 February 2021 13:35 (five days ago) link

Laying it off for dier or son wonderstrikes is not it you clowns

scampsite (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 February 2021 13:45 (five days ago) link

If we score here we'll concede before final whistle

scampsite (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 February 2021 13:51 (five days ago) link

Lloris facepaint rednose chickenshit

scampsite (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 February 2021 13:51 (five days ago) link

West Ham, four shots, four on target. Spurs, nineteen shots, four on target.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Sunday, 21 February 2021 13:55 (five days ago) link

Youd need to watch the ninety minutes to see how easily West ham pushed through us to get those chances, tho

And how many of ours were our best players drawn out and eventually laying up nothing shots from (as noted upthread) dier or reguilon or lucas

An awful defensive performance against (again) a team that knew that breaking against us four times would lead to four good chances

Lloris is long past dropping, dier is not a centre back and sanchez is in terrible doldrums playing alongside him

Mourinho deserves sacking for repeating the above alone, and that's not to blame him for the rest of it

scampsite (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 February 2021 14:00 (five days ago) link

ILX needs a Hammers fan to play villain tbh

imago, Sunday, 21 February 2021 14:02 (five days ago) link

We need a villan who gets hammered

scampsite (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 February 2021 14:05 (five days ago) link

Ah well at least it's over

Mourinho will or wont see the season out?

Thinking not, despite it not mattering who manages these cunts who need a manager to make them try

scampsite (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 February 2021 14:06 (five days ago) link

Quite the game for Man Utd rejects, on the field and off it.

I'm Going to Bring a Watermelon to Mark Grout Tonight (Tom D.), Sunday, 21 February 2021 14:07 (five days ago) link

wait did somebody call me?

The Scampo Fell to Earth (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 21 February 2021 14:08 (five days ago) link

Ah tbf you turned down the man u gig i thought?

scampsite (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 February 2021 14:09 (five days ago) link

they wouldn't agree to my demand to play Pogba in goal

The Scampo Fell to Earth (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 21 February 2021 14:10 (five days ago) link

If pogba had played in goal for France i wouldnt need to keep hearing how the knockkneed piss-the-gloves we currently look to for leadership won a world cup

scampsite (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 February 2021 14:36 (five days ago) link

can a stadium be both soulless and poisonous? probably not but i have a half baked theory that this was west hams reality at the london stadium and as such they are perfectly suited to pandemic football in that all the stadiums are rendered anemic and soulless which they are already acclimatized to, plus the added benefit of no poisonous fans. either that or moyes knows what he is doing. okay maybe quarter baked theory rather than half.

Strong ‘Klopp’s last season at Dortmund’ vibes at the moment.

― Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Saturday, February 20, 2021 7:19 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

happily take 7th and a cup final(given that CL is the only cup lfc are still in) like his last season at dortmund tbf.

oscar bravo, Sunday, 21 February 2021 14:38 (five days ago) link

Mourinho comments after game are the beginning of the end

scampsite (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 February 2021 14:59 (five days ago) link

Face Holding Update: Tierney Holds Face

imago, Sunday, 21 February 2021 17:56 (five days ago) link

He's always been a bit of a thespian tbh.

I'm Going to Bring a Watermelon to Mark Grout Tonight (Tom D.), Sunday, 21 February 2021 18:02 (five days ago) link

yerman with some end product

imago, Sunday, 21 February 2021 19:44 (five days ago) link

absolutely pathetic performance from Ole's boys

Martial is an utter irrelevance this season

Number None, Sunday, 21 February 2021 20:07 (five days ago) link

^^^don't comment until full-time imo, with MUFC this season

imago, Sunday, 21 February 2021 20:19 (five days ago) link

pathetic and effective doing a strange tango

imago, Sunday, 21 February 2021 20:20 (five days ago) link

Not watching can someone tell me about the mandatory penalty

scampsite (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 February 2021 20:33 (five days ago) link

It was manufactured, but it was a penalty...just

Number None, Sunday, 21 February 2021 20:36 (five days ago) link

yeh did qualify as pen this time

nxd, Sunday, 21 February 2021 20:37 (five days ago) link

I can dig that, I aint here to tell anyone Kane doesn't do it

scampsite (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 February 2021 20:37 (five days ago) link

Wonderful finish from Mateta.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Monday, 22 February 2021 20:30 (four days ago) link

Oh yes

scampsite (darraghmac), Monday, 22 February 2021 21:01 (four days ago) link

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/feb/22/sign-of-the-times-how-english-clubs-are-turning-to-high-interest-us-loans

lol I don't feel so bad about the tight penny-pinching knacka that runs my club now.

calzino, Monday, 22 February 2021 21:36 (four days ago) link

Oh a beauty

scampsite (darraghmac), Monday, 22 February 2021 21:53 (four days ago) link

Ben-tekkers

ukania west (Bananaman Begins), Monday, 22 February 2021 22:15 (four days ago) link

Ridiculously good saving tackle from Romeu.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 18:41 (three days ago) link


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