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Alf W
27th November 2007, 21:44
Fergie minutes!!!!

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BoredBloke
27th November 2007, 21:57
Not really - 4 mins was not that bad given there were a few substitutions and they are supposed to be 30 seconds each. Then there was the extended delay when the SL player went down. Perhaps it should have been 3, but then Ronaldo scored at 92 so it wouldn't have made a difference.

sasguru
27th November 2007, 22:23
I have to say, unfortunately that Man U look good this year. Barstewards.
Go Gunners!

Francko
27th November 2007, 23:13
In. :banana:

Francko
27th November 2007, 23:15
I have to say, unfortunately that Man U look good this year. Barstewards.
Go Gunners!

Was hoping in a 7-0 reveange but I doubt that there will be interest in that. However, I wouldn't be surprised if they'll try it, we are more emotional than practical. :mad :smile

darmstadt
28th November 2007, 07:40
Driving home last night listening to SWR3 radio, they were talking about the Stuttgart - Rangers game. Apparently 3 Scottish chaps had already been arrested:

- 1 for letting a smoke bomb off in his hotel room
- 1 for punching a taxi driver because he thought the taxi fare was too high
- 1 for trying to pay a prostitute with fake 50 Euro notes. Going back to his hotel room they found a bunch more

And the press leads you to believe that the Tartan Army are a bunch of likeable ginger wig tartan kilt wearing highland pals :laugh

shaunbhoy
28th November 2007, 10:21
Driving home last night listening to SWR3 radio, they were talking about the Stuttgart - Rangers game. Apparently 3 Scottish chaps had already been arrested:

- 1 for letting a smoke bomb off in his hotel room
- 1 for punching a taxi driver because he thought the taxi fare was too high
- 1 for trying to pay a prostitute with fake 50 Euro notes. Going back to his hotel room they found a bunch more

And the press leads you to believe that the Tartan Army are a bunch of likeable ginger wig tartan kilt wearing highland pals :laugh


Err these were Rangers fans. They are just as likely to support England as they suffer from "Rule Britannia Delusional Disorder".

hth

Shaunbhoy

snaw
28th November 2007, 10:24
Driving home last night listening to SWR3 radio, they were talking about the Stuttgart - Rangers game. Apparently 3 Scottish chaps had already been arrested:

- 1 for letting a smoke bomb off in his hotel room
- 1 for punching a taxi driver because he thought the taxi fare was too high
- 1 for trying to pay a prostitute with fake 50 Euro notes. Going back to his hotel room they found a bunch more

And the press leads you to believe that the Tartan Army are a bunch of likeable ginger wig tartan kilt wearing highland pals :laugh

get it right - there is a world of difference between the Tartan Army and the huns on a European maurading adventure.

Saying that I did want them to win. Co-efficent and all that.

FiveTimes
28th November 2007, 11:49
Driving home last night listening to SWR3 radio, they were talking about the Stuttgart - Rangers game. Apparently 3 Scottish chaps had already been arrested:

- 1 for letting a smoke bomb off in his hotel room
- 1 for punching a taxi driver because he thought the taxi fare was too high
- 1 for trying to pay a prostitute with fake 50 Euro notes. Going back to his hotel room they found a bunch more

And the press leads you to believe that the Tartan Army are a bunch of likeable ginger wig tartan kilt wearing highland pals :laugh

Now I'm no jock lover, but 3 arrests isn't too bad.

It's not lilke they were rioting all over the place is it ?

daviejones
28th November 2007, 11:51
Now I'm no jock lover, but 3 arrests isn't too bad.

It's not lilke they were rioting all over the place is it ?

And...none of them footie related...

FiveTimes
28th November 2007, 11:58
So let the huns and hoops have there little journey in Europe. It won't last long anyway :D

shaunbhoy
28th November 2007, 12:32
So let the huns and hoops have there little journey in Europe. It won't last long anyway :D

They are both looking in better shape than Liverpool though.
:wink

FiveTimes
28th November 2007, 12:35
They are both looking in better shape than Liverpool though.
:wink

Correct SB, but its still new for the SPL teams to be in europe this long.

They do have a history of falling at the last hurdle, a bit like the national side

shaunbhoy
28th November 2007, 12:43
Correct SB, but its still new for the SPL teams to be in europe this long.



Maybe so, I put it down to the fact that both halves of the Old Firm have been forced down the road of promoting homegrown youngsters much more. That is starting to pay dividends now both at domestic and national level. Too much cash in the premiership for it ever to happen down in England though. Seems to be adversely affecting the national side down south very much for the worse. Anyway, what's all this whining by Rafa about the Board not backing him? £21M for Torres alone? Wish our board were that stingey!

FiveTimes
28th November 2007, 13:32
Maybe so, I put it down to the fact that both halves of the Old Firm have been forced down the road of promoting homegrown youngsters much more. That is starting to pay dividends now both at domestic and national level. Too much cash in the premiership for it ever to happen down in England though. Seems to be adversely affecting the national side down south very much for the worse. Anyway, what's all this whining by Rafa about the Board not backing him? £21M for Torres alone? Wish our board were that stingey!

21M for Torres is all they have really spent. The rest of the transfers he made in the summer have been recouped by selling.. Our net outlay this summer was about 25-28M.
Before the Yanks invested we were spending that anyway, so they haven't really increased his transfer funds.
He is having a bit of a moan about missing out on Bosman/free players and they don't understand the speed needed to get things in place.
Gillette and Hicks are only coming over mid December to "discuss" things, by then the players could have gone.

One thing that could get sorted out ASAP is the perm signing of Mascherano which the board seem reluctant to sanction :tantrum::tantrum:

FiveTimes
28th November 2007, 13:36
Maybe so, I put it down to the fact that both halves of the Old Firm have been forced down the road of promoting homegrown youngsters much more. That is starting to pay dividends now both at domestic and national level. Too much cash in the premiership for it ever to happen down in England though. Seems to be adversely affecting the national side down south very much for the worse. Anyway, what's all this whining by Rafa about the Board not backing him? £21M for Torres alone? Wish our board were that stingey!

The fact that the big two were skint has really helped the national team as the big two had to field and play young scottish players.
Although this has caused a few shock results.

The longer this happens the better the national team will become.

Agreed that there is far too much money in the prem.

daviejones
28th November 2007, 13:51
Does anyone agree that there would be a huge benefit to the national teams if we put a limit on the number of foreign players in each team? I recall many years ago that this was discussed but have not kept up to date on it...

Soz if this has already been covered...:tongue

shaunbhoy
28th November 2007, 13:56
Does anyone agree that there would be a huge benefit to the national teams if we put a limit on the number of foreign players in each team?

That used to be the case, but not sure if it made a lot of difference back then. Seems to be working for the Scots at the moment though. Worth a try IMHO.

TheFaQQer
28th November 2007, 14:06
Does anyone agree that there would be a huge benefit to the national teams if we put a limit on the number of foreign players in each team? I recall many years ago that this was discussed but have not kept up to date on it...

Soz if this has already been covered...:tongue

Isn't the limit for foreign players in the national team currently 0?

Don't think decreasing it will help any.

daviejones
28th November 2007, 14:13
Isn't the limit for foreign players in the national team currently 0?

Don't think decreasing it will help any.


DUh, domestic sides :eyes

snaw
28th November 2007, 14:14
DUh, domestic sides :eyes

I thought you were talking about rugby for a minute there ...

wendigo100
28th November 2007, 14:28
There used to be a limit of four foreigners per team, including subs.

Coincidentally, Stuttgart came unstuck in 1992/3 for bringing on a fifth foreigner as a sub in the last minute while 3-0 up, against Leeds. They were forced to replay, lost, and Leeds went on to lose to Rangers in the next round.

Those were the days when only Champions took part. Man Utd got knocked out early in the next two seasons, and on both occasions they had to drop one of their foreigners for the crucial games. So they campaigned to get rid of the rule, and were helped by the case of a cr * p Belgian player called Bosman.

Nowadays, Arsenal just take the p*ss, and most of England's strikers are kicking their heels week after week on the bench instead of getting quality net-bulging time on the pitch.

shaunbhoy
28th November 2007, 14:32
and most of England's strikers are kicking their heels week after week on the bench

Or, more accurately, in the treatment room!

wendigo100
28th November 2007, 14:33
Or, more accurately, in the treatment room!They are the only two who get a game!

BoredBloke
28th November 2007, 15:15
"Those were the days when only Champions took part. Man Utd got knocked out early in the next two seasons, and on both occasions they had to drop one of their foreigners for the crucial games."

Not quite - they had to drop loads of players. This is where Beckham and the rest got their early starts. I remeber games where the discussion was would they play Peter the red nosed goalie or Cantona. There were other overseas players who could have played but they had to play English fringe players instead. During those games our bench looked like a youth club.