NAMING RIGHTS THREAD: Liverpool really won't win the Premiership 2010-2011

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Let's do this.

Matt DC, Saturday, 14 August 2010 10:44 (ten years ago) link

thread title feels a bit wrong, other years some people were saying pool would win it.

I see what this is (Local Garda), Saturday, 14 August 2010 10:49 (ten years ago) link

Silly prediction:

Champions: Man Utd.
CL qualifiers: 2. Chelsea 3. Spurs 4. Man City
EL qualifiers: 5. Liverpool 6. Everton 7. Newcastle United
Relegated: Blackpool/West Ham/Birmingham
Promoted: Watford, Coventry, Hull
Top Scorer: Andy Carroll
Player of the Year: Darren Fletcher
Good signings: Nicky Shorey, Pawel Abbott, Sol Campbell
Hooky signings: everyone West Ham have signed
First manager sacked: Avram Grant
Managers who won't see out the season: Steve Bruce/Avram Grant/Alex McLeish

FA Cup: Spurs
League Cup: Arsenal

Main reiteration: West Brom won't go down

AVANT-ELECTRO METAL IST KRIIIIIIIEEEEGGGGGGGGGGGG (acoleuthic), Saturday, 14 August 2010 10:51 (ten years ago) link

It's a temporary thread title to be changed at a later date, but yes point taken. Think people were having thread title paralysis.

Man City won't win it though.

Matt DC, Saturday, 14 August 2010 10:52 (ten years ago) link

Louis you are tipping Arsenal to finish 8th, below Newcastle?

Matt DC, Saturday, 14 August 2010 10:52 (ten years ago) link

:D

AVANT-ELECTRO METAL IST KRIIIIIIIEEEEGGGGGGGGGGGG (acoleuthic), Saturday, 14 August 2010 10:52 (ten years ago) link

am actually enjoying having no expectations for this season.

I see what this is (Local Garda), Saturday, 14 August 2010 10:54 (ten years ago) link

Same here actually, we know we probably won't top last season so as long as we're there or thereabouts I'm kind of happy.

Matt DC, Saturday, 14 August 2010 10:56 (ten years ago) link

well done Matt

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 14 August 2010 11:01 (ten years ago) link

Looking at my FFL team trying to work out which Wigan player will have an amazing season right out of nowhere.

Matt DC, Saturday, 14 August 2010 11:10 (ten years ago) link

gah, this walk on to the pitch, line up, shake hands thing's a load of bollocks isn't it. you're supposed to run out on to the pitch roaring like a man possessed!

The referee was perfect (Chris), Saturday, 14 August 2010 11:46 (ten years ago) link

Well I'm much more excited than I thought I would be.

Revised predictions, to be regretted at leisure:
- Spurs to win today
- but City to win the league
- United, Chelsea, Liverpool for the CL
- then Everton, Arsenal, Spurs
- goodbye Blackpool, West Brom, Wigan

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 14 August 2010 11:49 (ten years ago) link

cracking opening, this

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 14 August 2010 11:55 (ten years ago) link

^^^

mizzell, Saturday, 14 August 2010 12:01 (ten years ago) link

yomp!

mizzell, Saturday, 14 August 2010 12:04 (ten years ago) link

mancini out

I see what this is (Local Garda), Saturday, 14 August 2010 12:05 (ten years ago) link

he made the right call re: goalkeeper!

mizzell, Saturday, 14 August 2010 12:06 (ten years ago) link

Joe. Motherfucking. Hart.

T Bone Streep (Cave17Matt), Saturday, 14 August 2010 12:09 (ten years ago) link

FALSE FACTS #!: "Motherfucking" is a family name on his mother's side.

T Bone Streep (Cave17Matt), Saturday, 14 August 2010 12:10 (ten years ago) link

"I'm sorry that I'm leaving Inter and Italy because I would have preferred to continue my career in my own country," read a statement on his own website.

'I don't really want to be here' is a good start for Super M, but I hope it escalates soon.

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 14 August 2010 12:13 (ten years ago) link

Do Arsenal have an actual goalkeeper yet?

Gravel Puzzleworth, Saturday, 14 August 2010 12:15 (ten years ago) link

i hate this tho, hart makes a few saves and it's like "oh god he is JUSTIFYING mancini". he's supposed to make saves, it's his job. given is definitely a better keeper than a one good season guy like hart, you know he'll be in massive howler country in 2/3 weeks.

I see what this is (Local Garda), Saturday, 14 August 2010 12:15 (ten years ago) link

tho whoever they play is going to need to be good with this appalling defence

I see what this is (Local Garda), Saturday, 14 August 2010 12:19 (ten years ago) link

who is this commentator on my stream pointing out that different languages have different words for things.

So Spurs r gonna win the league, rite?

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 14 August 2010 12:27 (ten years ago) link

Surprise CL semifinalists, fade badly in the league imo

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 14 August 2010 12:32 (ten years ago) link

Who is this gimp presenting? And where are Robinho and Mascherano going to be this season?

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 14 August 2010 12:35 (ten years ago) link

think you guys are maybe seeing the ESPN-USA broadcast?

mizzell, Saturday, 14 August 2010 12:36 (ten years ago) link

Richard Keys won't be on this thing.

The referee was perfect (Chris), Saturday, 14 August 2010 12:36 (ten years ago) link

Andy Gray on holding midfielders: "Argh, too many of them. Ruined the World Cup". Which was won by Spain, who played 2 holding midfielders.

The referee was perfect (Chris), Saturday, 14 August 2010 12:38 (ten years ago) link

I vaguely know the face - is it the druggy blue peter guy?

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 14 August 2010 12:39 (ten years ago) link

It's Ben Shephard from The Xtra Factor.

The referee was perfect (Chris), Saturday, 14 August 2010 12:41 (ten years ago) link

also GMTV!

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 14 August 2010 12:42 (ten years ago) link

And Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince according to Wikipedia!

Ben plays the role of a father of four children in the Weasley's Wizard Wheezes shop. He is noticeable (behind a beard and moustache) just before Ron acknowledges his new love interest.

The referee was perfect (Chris), Saturday, 14 August 2010 12:44 (ten years ago) link

=-o. he certainly has all the credentials for this job.

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 14 August 2010 12:45 (ten years ago) link

http://i36.tinypic.com/16kqkjq.jpg

a hoy hoy, Saturday, 14 August 2010 13:22 (ten years ago) link

...great way to start the season here.

a hoy hoy, Saturday, 14 August 2010 13:31 (ten years ago) link

Ha, just realised that the Sky team today is Ben, Glenn and Sven.

The referee was perfect (Chris), Saturday, 14 August 2010 13:42 (ten years ago) link

who's the ben?

a hoy hoy, Saturday, 14 August 2010 13:43 (ten years ago) link

Ben Shephard of Xtra Factor, GMTV and Harry Potter fame!

The referee was perfect (Chris), Saturday, 14 August 2010 13:44 (ten years ago) link

quite glad i am too lazy to do a lil b-en shephard.jpg

a hoy hoy, Saturday, 14 August 2010 13:50 (ten years ago) link

Why do I look forward to this day then feel like I'm gonna be sick.

West Brom are so going down btw, and I don't say that out of malice.

'ray Clamence (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 14 August 2010 13:56 (ten years ago) link

Jesus we seem to be playing 5-3-2. Nice to be injury riddled at the start of a season. Fucking Keogh on the bench oh god

'ray Clamence (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 14 August 2010 13:59 (ten years ago) link

lol Kenwyne Jones limps off

'ray Clamence (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 14 August 2010 14:14 (ten years ago) link

stewart downing = first goal of the season?

mizzell, Saturday, 14 August 2010 14:14 (ten years ago) link

Fletcher looking lively. Stoke looking kicky.

'ray Clamence (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 14 August 2010 14:30 (ten years ago) link

Wolves 6 inches from a penalty.

'ray Clamence (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 14 August 2010 14:36 (ten years ago) link

BUT SCORE FROM THE AWESOME FREE KICK INSTEAD

'ray Clamence (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 14 August 2010 14:37 (ten years ago) link

Karl Henry taps it to Jones, who flicks it up on his foot and rifles it over the wall into the top corner.

'ray Clamence (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 14 August 2010 14:38 (ten years ago) link

2-0 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGH

'ray Clamence (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 14 August 2010 14:39 (ten years ago) link

black motherfucking pool

a hoy hoy, Saturday, 14 August 2010 14:39 (ten years ago) link

Read some terrifying rumours on Twitter last night that Birmingham have opted out of Eurovision and that UEFA will ask Liverpool to take their place.

Chris, Monday, 23 May 2011 13:09 (ten years ago) link

That Mourinho/Adams exchange is great.

AVB might not like being tied to JM but I do think he's got a cult of personality well-established at Porto. Maybe I'm reading too much into comments from a club who've just won three trophies but it sounds like none of their best players are even considering a move this summer, they want to make the CL qfs at a minimum, etc. Frightened of that guy tbh.

boxall, Monday, 23 May 2011 14:47 (ten years ago) link

and also that Chelsea and United have won exactly the same amount of major trohies since 2003

is this true?

Jlloyd, I'm ready to be heartbroken (ken c), Monday, 23 May 2011 16:24 (ten years ago) link

No

Number None, Monday, 23 May 2011 16:32 (ten years ago) link

Read some terrifying rumours on Twitter last night that Birmingham have opted out of Eurovision and that UEFA will ask Liverpool to take their place.

nein danke

Michael B, Monday, 23 May 2011 16:42 (ten years ago) link

Man United - five league titles, one FA Cup, three League Cups, one Champions League

Chelsea - three league titles, three FA Cups, two League Cups

So no.

Matt DC, Monday, 23 May 2011 16:43 (ten years ago) link

I think it is since RA arrived, ie start of 03/04 season.

isn't house rubbish and Pete W mental (Pete W), Monday, 23 May 2011 17:21 (ten years ago) link

OMG FAMILY MAN RYAN GIGGS IS MR SUPERINJUNCTION.

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Monday, 23 May 2011 17:22 (ten years ago) link

^ suggest jail

Ismael Klata, Monday, 23 May 2011 17:24 (ten years ago) link

Seedy move from the Guardian / MP but this picture was good for a childish lol:

http://i.imgur.com/FfFkv.jpg

I LOVE BELARUS (ShariVari), Monday, 23 May 2011 17:27 (ten years ago) link

Lol.

I'm not really sure I believe newspapers have a divine right to be able to print whatever they like re: the private lives of famous people but on the other hand if you don't want it published, don't behave like a short-sighted fuckwit.

Then you remember the superinjuction that was taken out to prevent the Graun reporting on Trafigura dumping toxic waste off the coast of Africa and and think again.

Matt DC, Monday, 23 May 2011 17:29 (ten years ago) link

Truth should be the test, then sue later if they've tapped your phone/libelled you/bugged your house/done something actually naughty. This whole affair is laughable.

Ismael Klata, Monday, 23 May 2011 17:32 (ten years ago) link

MPs have always used parliamentary privilege to say things they wouldn't be able to otherwise - the Trafigura case being a good example - but that's usually been backed up by some kind of clear moral case for doing so. When it comes to the private lives of individuals, i'm not sure that moral case can be made.

I LOVE BELARUS (ShariVari), Monday, 23 May 2011 17:35 (ten years ago) link

In a perfect society, superinjunctions are only there to keep whistleblowers secret, right?

His private life shouldn't be something the press or public care about and tbh I don't think it would have been such a huge story if he didn't try to silence them. For once the press does seem to be going at it from a more appropriate angle of 'fuck you for silencing us and making a mockery of the legal system over just getting your dick wet' than just 'hey ryan's been a naughty boy'.

WHO THE FUCK READS THE (a hoy hoy), Monday, 23 May 2011 17:37 (ten years ago) link

His lawyers have certainly played a blinder for him.

Ismael Klata, Monday, 23 May 2011 17:39 (ten years ago) link

ryan giggs?! kept that quiet

taylor, the creator (cozen), Monday, 23 May 2011 17:44 (ten years ago) link

tbqh, i'm not sure the Guardian picking and choosing whose legally-enshrined human rights it'll respect is any better than the News Of The World's snickering. The whole thing's a mess though. It needs proper legislation but how that legislation's framed is going to be a nightmare to work out.

I LOVE BELARUS (ShariVari), Monday, 23 May 2011 17:48 (ten years ago) link

That photo is funny, though.

Que sera sera... (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 23 May 2011 17:54 (ten years ago) link

Breaking news
webfeed

Kolo Touré banned for six months for failed drugs test. More to follow ...

nakhchivan, Thursday, 26 May 2011 18:58 (ten years ago) link

o_O

...wow! (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 26 May 2011 18:59 (ten years ago) link

That's six months from March. So he'll miss a couple games next season. But is he still first-choice ahead of Lescott ...

boxall, Thursday, 26 May 2011 20:18 (ten years ago) link

Really teaching him a lesson with this one

Number None, Thursday, 26 May 2011 20:36 (ten years ago) link

Also, Rio Ferdinand got an 8 month ban for missing a test

Number None, Thursday, 26 May 2011 20:42 (ten years ago) link

In Kolo's defence, he does need to lose a bit of weight.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 26 May 2011 21:10 (ten years ago) link

ferdinand missed it so he didnt fail it. The rules were fairly clearcut.

♪♫ hey there lamp post, feelin' whiney ♪♫ (darraghmac), Thursday, 26 May 2011 22:07 (ten years ago) link

Apart from the fact that he took one the next day, passed it, and offered to give hair samples. He was an idiot but there's no suggestion of any impropriety.

Number None, Friday, 27 May 2011 00:47 (ten years ago) link

there's a shit load of suggestion of impropriety, including 3-4 different excuses for missing the test. Kolo Toure was bang to rights but at no point did he or his management try to evade the verdict. Well done to Rio tho for getting tested after his manager had given him the all clear.

Deeez Nuuults (Noodle Vague), Friday, 27 May 2011 01:18 (ten years ago) link

He actually tried to take it on the same day but the testers told him it was too late, even though they were still at the training ground. Not much point in rehashing arguments from years ago though.

Number None, Friday, 27 May 2011 01:29 (ten years ago) link

Yeah, shouldn't there be a Champions League final thread we can argue in by now? Or will the season-long thread be used for that?

boxall, Friday, 27 May 2011 01:31 (ten years ago) link

personally i want to see TAKING ADVANTAGE OF YOUNG BOYS at the top of SNA for one last weekend

harlan, Friday, 27 May 2011 01:48 (ten years ago) link

I looked it up the other day, and Young Boys failed to secure one of Switzerland's CL places for next season - Basel and Zurich got them. So yeah, enjoy it while you can.

On the other hand, it' so hard to load that whole thread by late May.

boxall, Friday, 27 May 2011 01:52 (ten years ago) link

you could just use bookmarks like the rest of us.

glad that thread title still makes ppl other than myself lol, possibly my finest thread title

WHO THE FUCK READS THE (a hoy hoy), Friday, 27 May 2011 05:17 (ten years ago) link

what the fuck is this absolute shit

♪♫ hey there lamp post, feelin' whiney ♪♫ (darraghmac), Monday, 30 May 2011 18:38 (ten years ago) link

what in the fuck is this absolute shit

♪♫ hey there lamp post, feelin' whiney ♪♫ (darraghmac), Monday, 30 May 2011 18:38 (ten years ago) link

here, defoe- fuck off. just fuck off mate, alright? take your mum and your 30 minute special on sky sports news and your agent and fuck off.

♪♫ hey there lamp post, feelin' whiney ♪♫ (darraghmac), Monday, 30 May 2011 18:39 (ten years ago) link

"i don't want to leave spurs, i just want games"

"do you wanna leave spurs tho"

"nah i dont wanna leave spurs i love th eclub just need games"

"ya but do you wanna leave the club isn't it"

"no seriously love the club and the fans just need more time man"

http://www.twentysteps.com/images/bovvered.jpg

♪♫ hey there lamp post, feelin' whiney ♪♫ (darraghmac), Monday, 30 May 2011 18:45 (ten years ago) link

someone pulls this shit in FM i tell them to sit down and stfu then i sell them first window that opens

puts michael owen's fuckin brochure into perspective

♪♫ hey there lamp post, feelin' whiney ♪♫ (darraghmac), Monday, 30 May 2011 18:50 (ten years ago) link

Owen's angling for another season of bench-warming excitement in the Theatre of Dreams. Dimi shd get himself the hell out of there, he's wasted on them.

Surely to God they won't keep Owen?

Waking Suggs to make music to wake Suggs to (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 30 May 2011 18:52 (ten years ago) link

i wdn't've thought so but if he's pay to play then it's possible. you've got enough young 'uns not to worry about the squad cap too much yes?

hell if we're keeping woodgate on pay per play ffs

♪♫ hey there lamp post, feelin' whiney ♪♫ (darraghmac), Monday, 30 May 2011 18:57 (ten years ago) link

three months pass...

some really first rate insight from shearer in his bbc column

QPR did very well in the transfer market but the club which impressed me most on deadline day was Stoke.

They spent more than £20m on Peter Crouch, Wilson Palacios and Cameron Jerome and their manager Tony Pulis just keeps adding quality to his squad.

I don't know much about the two players the Toffees have brought in, Dutch midfielder Royston Drenthe and Argentine striker Denis Stracqualursi, but what I do know is that in David Moyes they have a fantastic manager.

diouf est le papa du foot galsen merde lè haters (nakhchivan), Saturday, 10 September 2011 00:15 (nine years ago) link

fuck

lol

diouf est le papa du foot galsen merde lè haters (nakhchivan), Saturday, 10 September 2011 00:15 (nine years ago) link

aye, that unknown quantity royston drenthe. played for that wee team for a few years, what are they called again, oh aye, real madrid.

you've got male (jim in glasgow), Saturday, 10 September 2011 00:22 (nine years ago) link

I don't know much about the pundits on Match of the Day but what I do know is that in Phil Bigwood they have a fantastic Executive Producer.

the Paul Squires of mean-spirited moaning and cynicism (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 10 September 2011 01:57 (nine years ago) link

Waves of sweet nostalgia warmed my heart seeing this thread re-appear <3

Shearer's uselessness took care of the cooling down though tbh. How is he still allowed to be on telly?

Vision Kreayshawn Newsun (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 10 September 2011 08:36 (nine years ago) link

three years pass...

emil cioran, petre inspirescu, sorin cartu, cristian chivu, dan petrescu

triffic bunch of lads

― calpolaris (nakhchivan),

under the radar

anvil, Sunday, 28 September 2014 14:57 (six years ago) link


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