English Football 2017/18

Discussion in 'Football Talk' started by redanddread, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. GoonerJeeves

    GoonerJeeves Up The Terriers

    Huddersfield are in big trouble, more or less in free fall at the moment...
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  2. Yep, shame really, good club, good fans, decent town for having a beer too. Hope they stay up.
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  3. Stats say we should have buried them, reality was, they deserved their point. Good game to watch. I like Burnley.
  4. GeorgiaGunner

    GeorgiaGunner Closet United Fan

    City wins that game 9/10, but nice to see a little variety / surprise results when the league has been a foregone conclusion since the fall.
  5. It was good for me to see Ben Mee playing so well, used to talk with him a fair bit a while ago, he loves City, and he'd have loved to score with that volley Ederson made the great save from.

    I'd definitely have taken a point before the game, so whilst I'm disappointed how it panned out, I'm not too upset at the result.
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  6. Tosker

    Tosker Well-Known Member

    from BBC Sport website:

    The Premier League is considering introducing a winter break when a new TV deal is next agreed.

    The top leagues in Germany, France, Italy and Spain all have mid-season breaks.

    The Football Association has previously said a winter break is not feasible until the end of the current television deal in 2019.

    Talks have been ongoing for several months and are understood to have been constructive.

    A January break has been under discussion, so if it gets agreed it would not impact on the traditional festive football schedule.

    "The Premier League has been in discussions with the FA and EFL for several months regarding the challenges of the increasingly congested English football calendar and ways in which we can work together to ease fixture congestion while also giving players a mid-season break," the Premier League said in a statement.

    "Provided space can be found in the calendar, we are open to this in principle and will continue constructive discussions with our football stakeholders to seek a workable solution."
  7. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    Hm. We’ll make the January transfer window an interesting beast.
  8. Gooner416

    Gooner416 Well-Known Member

    Great news, along with the shorter summer transfer window period we shall see an even better product on field. Interesting to see how they manage scheduling to compensate though, could be the make or break.
  9. c00lguy

    c00lguy Well-Known Member

    Arséne gave our team a day off training following our defeat to Swansea. Conte has now given Chelsea 2 days off following the Watford defeat.
    I thought you're supposed to train harder following defeats. What is this about exactly?
  10. Toby Andrl

    Toby Andrl Part Time Stuttgart Fan Trusted

    Clearing your mind and regaining focus. Even as a professional, the effects of fixation on bad results, the effect of trying to make things happen under the pressure of a string of bad results, etc. aren't only positive. It's tough to blance these things out. And the best are those who can exactly do that.
    You try to make things better, but you overtry and actually make it all worse. You fix on the failures to iron them out, you fix just too much on them and forget what you're actually good at.
    Hammering what's gone wrong into your mind is a good thing, if you do it in a postive way. If you give too much weigh to what's wrong in a negative manner, you'll only drag yourself down. A day or two without being instantly faced with these things might clear your mind.
    You're always supposed to go into a game competitevly, but at least I like to have a clear and focused mind, which doesn't cling to last matchday's errors. You take what you need from bad and good and built your own pressure within, but a day off to get you clear and focused again is nothing wrong and, as far as I know, quite usual in any sport and on any level.
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  11. c00lguy

    c00lguy Well-Known Member

    Mahrez is being completely unprofessional. I hate to see players do this stuff.
  12. Batman

    Batman Bruce Wayne

    It's why I had to laugh when everyone was wanking over him during the transfer window and acting like it wasn't a big deal that he basically downed tools last season as well. Anybody naive enough to believe he wouldn't do the same at this club needs to reconsider. He'd come and have 1 good season and then pull the same stunt if a bigger club at home or abroad showed a whiff of interest. That mentality isn't something that a person grows out of.
  13. GeorgiaGunner

    GeorgiaGunner Closet United Fan

    Can't really blame him, though. He's outplayed his current club and contract and deserves a move.
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  14. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Not Actually a Moaner

    Liam Miller, formerly of Manchester United dies aged 36.

    Cancer is an absolute **** of a disease.
  15. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Agenda Merchant

    City have asked to have meeting with FA because other teams fouling their players. :rolleyes:
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  16. Kobi

    Kobi I Know Who You Are

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  17. Batman

    Batman Bruce Wayne

    Yeah but the way he's going about it is wrong.
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  18. GeorgiaGunner

    GeorgiaGunner Closet United Fan

    Unless he was promised a move and they’re now going back on it
  19. TromsoGooner

    TromsoGooner Well-Known Member

    Stoke miss a last min pen, Might be one of the few good things to come out of this season, them being relegated. That **** Charlie Adam missed
  20. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Not Actually a Moaner

    I would swap us losing every game for them to go down.
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