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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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two months ago) link

Wolves about to sign an 18 year old Porto forward?

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

lol please please please do

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

Mahrez and Laporte have the rona btw.

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

Porto is our feeder club now

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

looks like he has the Golden Touch alright

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

Fulham are very bad

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

mo salah with short hair looking hot

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

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

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

Fauxball in all its glory.

Naughty Boys Hoo! (Tom D.), Sunday, 22 November 2020 13:27 (five days ago) link

Seems a million years ago that Everton looked like top six contenders.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Sunday, 22 November 2020 13:40 (five days ago) link

only just seen the spurs game. ederson was terrible for both goals. hojberg is a lot better than i thought. sheff utd taking ipswich as their inspiration this season.

oscar bravo, Sunday, 22 November 2020 14:42 (five days ago) link

leeds must have the worst chance conversion ratio of any team in prem history

imago, Sunday, 22 November 2020 17:14 (five days ago) link

Yep, though Arsenal are poor enough to allow them the 22 they require to stick one away.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Sunday, 22 November 2020 17:24 (five days ago) link

spurs go top of the league and SV is just out here taking all the names

imago, Sunday, 22 November 2020 17:27 (five days ago) link

"this disappointing league is full of garbage. sickening"

imago, Sunday, 22 November 2020 17:27 (five days ago) link

lmao

alioski definitely wasn't remotely hurt by that tho. wd give him a yellow for simulation as well as the red for pepe

imago, Sunday, 22 November 2020 17:39 (five days ago) link

actually i'd have given a yellow to both but that's my controversial stance

imago, Sunday, 22 November 2020 17:39 (five days ago) link

lamela/martial all over again

imago, Sunday, 22 November 2020 17:45 (five days ago) link

If you’re going to get a three match ban anyway, you might as well nut him properly.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Sunday, 22 November 2020 17:48 (five days ago) link

i just hate red cards for anything that wasn't remotely hurtful or injury-risking

imago, Sunday, 22 November 2020 17:50 (five days ago) link

ahhhhh if saka had composure there

imago, Sunday, 22 November 2020 18:12 (five days ago) link

leeds had 24 shots, 4 on target

imago, Sunday, 22 November 2020 18:24 (five days ago) link

It's almost as if Patrick Bamford is a wasteman

Bandscamp Fryday (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 22 November 2020 18:29 (five days ago) link

love seeing Leeds getting found out, even though my own club is just a 2nd-rate watered down versh of their project!

calzino, Sunday, 22 November 2020 18:33 (five days ago) link

A 50p head for the ages

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Sunday, 22 November 2020 19:39 (five days ago) link

That was an extremely satisfactory half of football

or something, Sunday, 22 November 2020 20:02 (five days ago) link

why did i watch all of that, leicester had the pillow firmly pressed over their face inside half an hour

imago, Sunday, 22 November 2020 21:20 (five days ago) link

sick assist

imago, Monday, 23 November 2020 17:39 (four days ago) link

omg i have cable again and not teaching today.

sorry in advance if I Wolves this thread up too much.

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 November 2020 19:55 (four days ago) link

These days if you talk about Wolves on the Wolves thread you get thrown in jail

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Monday, 23 November 2020 20:15 (four days ago) link

bring back Swygart for balance imo

imago, Monday, 23 November 2020 20:24 (four days ago) link

Real shame there's no fans in for this one. Molineux would be rocking tonight, with both sets of fans excited about where their seasons could be heading!

Luke, Duckworth

imago, Monday, 23 November 2020 20:30 (four days ago) link

way too many runners getting in behind. lucky that wasn't a goal.

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 November 2020 20:32 (four days ago) link

Wolves settling for long, 30 yard obstructed shots once again

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 November 2020 20:35 (four days ago) link

wow @ that save

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 November 2020 20:35 (four days ago) link

McCarthy with anotehr solid save

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 November 2020 21:10 (four days ago) link

Jimenez hasn't looked like himself in a while

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 November 2020 21:11 (four days ago) link

Ugh noooo

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 November 2020 21:17 (four days ago) link

christ, Raul has the yips

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 November 2020 21:26 (four days ago) link

Wolves offensively just really struggling ever since that Crystal Palace victory

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 November 2020 21:31 (four days ago) link

YES YES YES YES YES

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 November 2020 21:33 (four days ago) link

typical Raul luck that his ball pinged off left post but in perfect position for Neto to tap in

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 November 2020 21:34 (four days ago) link

Bugger. Wolves to win from here.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Monday, 23 November 2020 21:39 (four days ago) link

oh we do have a saints fan after all

imago, Monday, 23 November 2020 21:41 (four days ago) link

Guilty.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Monday, 23 November 2020 21:42 (four days ago) link

Wolves won't win anything if they keep blowing opps. but I'm happy with this second half.

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 November 2020 21:43 (four days ago) link

Southhampton has played very well

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 November 2020 21:44 (four days ago) link

Absolutely move to ban any yank that singularizes a team like that again

Sorry man it ain't personal but look standards

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Monday, 23 November 2020 21:45 (four days ago) link

Forgot this game was on, bugger

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Monday, 23 November 2020 21:46 (four days ago) link

They has though.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Monday, 23 November 2020 21:46 (four days ago) link

Less of it

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Monday, 23 November 2020 21:47 (four days ago) link

I'm a collectivist

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 November 2020 21:48 (four days ago) link

It's a team game Trevor but

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Monday, 23 November 2020 21:49 (four days ago) link

Heh.

Alex McCarthy kind of epitomises the Hasenhuttl rope bridge confidence trick. I keep expecting to blink and for it all to have blown away.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Monday, 23 November 2020 21:50 (four days ago) link

i'll take the result only because Wolves sprung to life in the second half. good match, dull first half but fun second half

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 November 2020 21:52 (four days ago) link

gg

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 November 2020 21:53 (four days ago) link

Charlton legend Nick Pope pulled off the kind of monstrous world-class save at the death earlier that should absolutely see him as England's keeper btw

imago, Monday, 23 November 2020 22:14 (four days ago) link

I'm a little unclear but at what stage does the ref and VAR and the FA give us those two points against Newcastle back?

I know covid has fucked supply routes and all but I don't love seeing us level with Liverpool even if I know the cheque's in the mail and all that

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Monday, 23 November 2020 22:46 (four days ago) link


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