The Footie Thread

Liverbirdie

Ryder Cup Winner
Joined
Jul 14, 2011
Messages
12,809
Location
liverpool
Very true, but I'd imagine a striker would have been their number 1 target, given they seem to be so strong everywhere else. So, to get Grealish was an interesting move. He fits well to how they play, but they have an abundance of talent in those areas, I'd have thought they'd get a striker above all else. Maybe they felt they could get Grealish AND a striker, so just bit the bullet and got Grealish while they could. Although, in hindsight, if they hadn't spent £100m on Grealish, would they have been able to offer a fee for Kane that Spurs could not refuse? Man City with Kane would probably have been a much more frightening prospect that Man City with just one more excellent midfielder on their squad that they can rotate in and out of the 1st 11.
Or for a change, like most others they could get two players in the 30-50 million pound bracket and maybe coach them to be better.

But that isnt City's modus operandi, is it?
 

Swango1980

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 22, 2019
Messages
2,846
Or for a change, like most others they could get two players in the 30-50 million pound bracket and maybe coach them to be better.

But that isnt City's modus operandi, is it?
Not sure I wanna talk about football today. Not only does fantastic Ole lead Utd to a 1-0 defeat to Villa at Old Trafford, Bruno somehow is arrogant enough to think he should take penalties ahead of Ronaldo. Absolute joke.
 

Liverbirdie

Ryder Cup Winner
Joined
Jul 14, 2011
Messages
12,809
Location
liverpool
Not sure I wanna talk about football today. Not only does fantastic Ole lead Utd to a 1-0 defeat to Villa at Old Trafford, Bruno somehow is arrogant enough to think he should take penalties ahead of Ronaldo. Absolute joke.
Was there any arguing over who took it?

If not, there may be next time, that is something that Ole can't allow to go unsorted. Two big personalities, it needs sorting out prior rather than on the pitch at a crucial time.
 

Swango1980

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 22, 2019
Messages
2,846
Was there any arguing over who took it?

If not, there may be next time, that is something that Ole can't allow to go unsorted. Two big personalities, it needs sorting out prior rather than on the pitch at a crucial time.
Not sure, initially heard Bruno took.it off Ronaldo, then heard he just kept it from Ronaldo. Will have to wait to see on Match of the Day. Can't imagine Ronaldo was happy.
 

fundy

Ryder Cup Winner
Joined
Aug 6, 2010
Messages
22,364
Location
Herts/Beds border
Was there any arguing over who took it?

If not, there may be next time, that is something that Ole can't allow to go unsorted. Two big personalities, it needs sorting out prior rather than on the pitch at a crucial time.

Martinez got booked for telling Fernandes to let Ronaldo take it on all accounts :D
 

pokerjoke

Money List Winner
Joined
Nov 17, 2009
Messages
9,750
Location
Taunton ,Somerset
Not sure I wanna talk about football today. Not only does fantastic Ole lead Utd to a 1-0 defeat to Villa at Old Trafford, Bruno somehow is arrogant enough to think he should take penalties ahead of Ronaldo. Absolute joke.
Once again we flatter to deceive.
Don’t see where you get Bruno being arrogant seeing his penalty record.
 

Swango1980

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 22, 2019
Messages
2,846
Once again we flatter to deceive.
Don’t see where you get Bruno being arrogant seeing his penalty record.
He is decent, but he isn't Ronaldo. He had a couple poor ones last year from what I remember, but got to retake them as keeper was a millimetre of his line. I don't think even Mark Noble would take a penalty over Ronaldo, despite his record.
 
Thread starter #15,690

Liverpoolphil

Grand Slam Winner
Joined
Jan 23, 2012
Messages
37,546
Location
Leighton Buzzard
What a great game this is - One season wonder getting his 100 Prem goal in only 150 games ( 4th fastest ) , excellent battling from Brentford to get back in and then a sweet strike from Jones - plenty left in this and Brentford are certainly a great team to watch

Edit - fair result , great game and Brentford are going to have some fun this season
 
Last edited:

4LEX

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 8, 2019
Messages
716
Big performance from City today. After a few poor performances they went to Chelsea and ran the show. Title racing is shaping up nicely.

Utd and Ole had that result coming. Poor set up and late changes yet again.
 

Swango1980

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 22, 2019
Messages
2,846
Big performance from City today. After a few poor performances they went to Chelsea and ran the show. Title racing is shaping up nicely.

Utd and Ole had that result coming. Poor set up and late changes yet again.
I believe Villa had several great chances as well, so Utd possibly flattered to only concede one. I simply cannot see Utd going on a large winning streak, so rely on others dropping points to stay in the hunt.

Lukaku hasn't proved himself against the big sides yet. Only saw end of game, so.not sure how Chelsea played overall.
 
Top