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The Official ROD Football (Soccer) Thread

Discussion in 'GENERAL SPORTS TALK' started by ScotsRam, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. RhodyRams Well-Known Member

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    (Takes my mind off West Ham's pre-season).
     
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    Supposedly he's lining up a move to Napoli (thank God).
    Addition by subtraction for sure.
     
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    New manager, new owner, new #31. 3 improvements in 1 year.
     
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  5. ScotsRam Well-Known Member

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    My team are going to be shite this year, the Rams better be good!
     
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  6. MerlinJones Well-Known Member

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    Who's your team?
     
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    Congratulations to West Ham for beating Schalke04 on penalties. A 0-0 draw has to be better than 2 losses in New Zealand. I considered downloading a replay but with my download speed it would have taken 6 hours...assuming the connection didn't break.
    Slightly fewer congratulations to the West Ham fans who, despite being surrounded by Germans, managed to get into a fight with Newcastle fans.
    Absolutely no congratulations to West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison who decided to spend his groin injury rehab time assaulting his ex-girlfriend and her mum. Bail was denied so enjoy the 8 days in prison before your next court date dipshit.
     
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  8. Rams and Gators Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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  9. flv 

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    Taxi for Allardyce!
    It's not the result, it's how you get there. I don't blame him for Noble's crap penalty. I blame him for playing 4-5-1 with Carlton Cole up front on his own against 10 men. There were 2 strikers on the bench. Referees tend to look for ways to even up 11 vs 10 man games and Collins should have been taken off when he got his 1st yellow card. Valencia changed the game for West Ham when he came on but even that was a switch that should have been made earlier. The team was rightly booed by fans for the performance against Hull last year. The team's performance was decent today but Allardyce hasn't learned his lesson. When you get an advantage you can't pussy-foot around and hope things go your way. You have to be aggressive and go after the opponents. I've been a stout Allardyce supporter up until now but his management today really put my nose out of joint.
     
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  10. ScotsRam Well-Known Member

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    It could be worse. My team have played three and lost three to start the season, scoring 2 and conceding 8. We lost 2-1 at home today to the only other team in the league as poor as us (on paper anyway). We are fucked.
     
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    No offence, but just being in the Scottish Premiership this long is 'living the dream' for Ross County. I know what it's like because Dagenham and Redbridge being in the 3rd tier of English football for 1 season was exactly the same. We're a smaller club than Ross County. Our 6000 capacity stadium, (with 300 seats!), is smaller than yours and it wasn't new when the Germans bombed it in 1940. :LOL: We were still semi-pro when we were in the 4th tier, (our top scorer was a PE teacher). I probably ought to re-phrase that. :eek:
     
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  12. ScotsRam Well-Known Member

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    I know what you mean, and I'm definitely still living the dream. Gets harder and harder to pour hard-earned in though when the returns get smaller. Our natural level is first division and a return to that is inevitable in the long term, hopefully can punch above our weight for a bit longer yet though.
     
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    Pretty depressing seeing that last minute goal go in. Had we scored the penalty and brought them out some more I think we'd have gone on to win but I get flv's point about going for it more when we were playing against 10 men. Unfortunately Allardyce seems to live by the Mantra "make sure you don't lose before you win", and look where that gets you.
     
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  14. Dieter the Brock SON OF JEN-ORIS

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    Some first week of EPL comments

    Southampton's #11 tadic is really damn good - he'll keep them up. Shane Long 20 mil pounds, I like long but don't see paying 2x as much fur the guy, he costs the same as Kroos WTF. I like how they played today

    City are boring as hell, hate watching them. Wanna smash nasri's teeth in. I think there is still an English player on their squad somewhere

    West Brom - big baggies fan, hated the irvine hire, but they played okay. They look to be threatening relegation.

    Newcastle. They need more french dudes.

    Arsenal are like the Rams DB's giving receivers that huge cushion, they need a world class striker - we all see it, and yet they go get Rabiot from psg yet another attacking midfielder. Anyway in Wenger I trust. Community shield!!!

    Liverpool wil miss saurez seriously, rogers going after falcao and cavani is proof. their spending with that saurez windfall has been 100x better than avb, but you could see how they are missing that canniblistic attitude
    Great pass by Henderson to raheem

    Tottenham put themselves back 3 years thanks to avb - but i think pochitino (sp?) will get them playing well.... Eventually maybe

    Man United. Love the fact they are down and it's gonna get worse before it gets better, no champions league haha, means no vidal, no di maria. Europa league! Amazed by how after sir alex departs players like cleverly, valencia, smalling, et all suddenly suck

    Chelsea - someone is gonna punch mourinho in the face, my money is on Eden hazard. They are gonna be at the top regardless, they remind me if the 49ers

    Everton good luck. Love Lukaku

    Gary Monk is going to surprise fools this year with swansea

    Shaving cream on grass during free kicks is whack

    QPR, West Ham, Crystal Palace - it's better I just play this video clip

     
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  15. Dieter the Brock SON OF JEN-ORIS

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    Excellent win for West Ham yesterday and some decent goals to boot. I just hope he keeps Zarate in the side over Nolan.
     
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  17. ScotsRam Well-Known Member

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    The Staggies have played four and lost four. With Bradford going down as well I'm hating life just now.

    In other news, Super Mario signing for Liverpool?! Did not see that coming. I think he'll do well.
     
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  18. Dieter the Brock SON OF JEN-ORIS

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    A good laugh but otherwise meaningless.
     
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    I had to laugh at that result. The Celtic result was equally wonderful. And the Staggies won a game! Good times.
     
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