TalkBass OFFICIAL English Football thread 2013-14: Part 3

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  1. BassyBill

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    Just to get things going, here's ten of the very best Wolves goals - some real classics.

     
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    In the spirit of Bill's post, here's my all-time favourite Everton goal.

    The lad who runs across the camera shot at 19/20 seconds became a bit of a legend for years afterwards.

    http://youtu.be/jsBCEmKle_c

    Edit : Villa two-nil up...
     
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    Not anymore. The first game of this thread is turning out very very interesting...
     
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    2-2. I'll take that.
     
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    Yes, I remember that one. A beauty.

    Getting tighter and tighter in the Premiership relegation scrap now. Just three points separating the bottom six and six points separating the bottom ELEVEN sides. This will go to the very last day, I expect.
     
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    In for the new thread. I did appreciate the Smalling post at the end of the last one.

    We've finally disposed of Anderson - not permanently, but it's a start.
     
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    Arsenal still top, just 16 rounds to go.Anyone remember their predictions for the season?

    they'll be much gnashing of teeth about Luis Suarez again

    Luis Garcia has retired

    helpful if Chelsea only draw.
     
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    I'm pretty sure I had Chelsea then city, definitely not Arsenal.
     
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    Here's some predictions we made early on in the season. Quite funny in some cases!

    SoVeryTired
    Top 3:
    Chelsea (through gritted teeth)
    United
    city
    Bottom 3:
    Stoke
    Hull
    Palace

    pklima
    Top 3:
    City
    United
    Chelsea
    Bottom 3, I'm worried that Newcastle will end up here but I'll go with:
    Villa
    Hull
    Sunderland

    andysick
    Top 3:
    Chelsea (the way they looked pre-season)
    City
    United
    Bottom 3
    Villa
    Hull
    Palace

    cheezewiz
    Chelsea
    United
    Arsenal
    bottom 3
    Hull
    Palace
    Spurs

    Keano
    Top 3:
    City
    Chelsea
    United
    Bottom 3:
    Stoke (I believe in Mark Hughes)
    Hull
    Palace

    Martin
    Top 3:
    Chelsea
    City
    Arsenal
    Bottom 3:
    Stoke
    Sunderland
    Palace

    MarkMgibson
    Top 3:
    Chelsea
    Arsenal (yeah, I'm an optimist)
    City
    Bottom 3:
    Sunderland
    Stoke
    Palace

    Titus
    Top 3: Chelsea, United, City
    Relegated : Hull, Palace, Stoke
    Everton to finish in top six, above the red*****.

    dangnewt
    Top 3 - Man City, Chelsea, LFC
    Bottom 3 - Fulham, Cardiff, Palace

    foal30
    1. Arsenal
    2. MCFC
    3. Chelsea
    4. WBA
    relegated, Crystal Palace and Hull with hopefully one of Stoke/Tottenham/MUFC

    I didn't make a prediction for the top end myself but I went for Sunderland, Albion and Palace for the drop.
     
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    Hull City has surprised me,.....and good for them. But....only so many teams can qualify for Europe. You are not one of those teams.

    Now....if my Saints can only stay healthy
     
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    Interesting :)

    Three observations....

    Firstly, that only the Arsenal fans thought they had a top 3 side. Blind loyalty or genuine belief?

    Secondly, how wrong most of us were about Hull.

    And thirdly, despite his being a clueless American that 'follows' lfc purely because of the owner/franchise....only dangnewt called Fulham or Cardiff being down there. :)
     
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    I don't think any predictions about the relegation three mean a lot yet - it could easily be any out of the bottom eleven teams, including Hull. Equally, any of the bottom eleven still have a good chance of escaping the drop as there's so many other teams very close to them.

    I knew the Albion would have a battle on their hands to stay up this season because the top 8 finish last year was so misleading and their performance in the second half of last season was so dire. But they're a long way from dead and buried yet. I'd give them a better than 50:50 chance of digging themselves out at this stage.

    I bet they're not looking forward to their visit from Everton, tomorrow, though. Not with their home form as it is and the way your boys have been playing recently, Titus. You're due a good TV match about now.
     
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    Another old campaigner gone - Bert "The Cat" Williams MBE, former Wolves and England keeper (the oldest living England International player until now). Joined Wolves from Walsall, made 420 appearances for the club, won the League Championship 1953-54 and the FA Cup in 1949. Age 93. Much respect, RIP.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bert_Williams_(footballer)
     
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    ^another legend leaves us.

    Anyway....I heard a chap on the radio earlier talking about a Chelsea 5-0 win....and it's already 3-0 with the second half to come.

    Yikes.
     
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    The top end of the table is getting as crazy as the bottom end, but in a different way. It's pretty amazing that Arsenal are still where they are. City's form is incredible at present, as are their scoring rate and goal difference (they've just smashed into smithereens the record for clocking up 100 goals in all competitions since the start of the season and have dropped just two points from the last thirty). Chelsea today look like they're running wild and for the first time I'm thinking United will have left themselves too far adrift to be real contenders for a top four place.

    Huge game for Everton tomorrow at WBA to get back into the top four above Liverpool. Albion's current form is one win and just seven points from the last ten games. Only Cardiff's is worse (one win and only five points). I'm thinking it might be a big win for the blue folks in Merseyside tomorrow. But we'll see...
     
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    What a load of crap.

    Not sure how Luiz didn't see red in the first half an hour, constantly barrelling into people.

    Awful defending throughout.

    Vidic shouldn't have got red for that, yellow sure. Then again, Rafael was(should have been) a clear red, stupid and vicious tackle.
     
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    There's a very real possibility that United might not even get Europa League football next year. I wonder what odds you'd have got in that in August?

    As for Everton...yes, a win tomorrow will see us back in fourth place. Traditionally, we have a strong second half to the season, so optimism and belief are in abundance around the ground just now.

    I'm hoping we take Albion to the cleaners.
     
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    Just saw a gif of Vidic's tackle. Looks like a red to me.
    Rafael's too.
     
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    On the tackles I'd agree with DS on this one - don't know how Luiz managed to stay on the field in the first half, for me, Vidic is a yellow - late but not malicious or dangerous, Rafael is one of those guys I class as a danger to other players, I think he is a nasty little so and so, but objectively, that two footed, off the ground lunge is a straight red all the way.
     

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