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    Both of the teams I liked knocked out by the Italians. I would like to support Italy in the final but then they;d probably score a shizzle ton of own goals :(
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    He didn't play too badly - if he played with a striker who wasn't out of form (Rooney was woeful) then I'd have said we'd perhaps have bagged a goal from his work. He didn't fail most of his headers either, he brought down the vast majority of the balls played up to him. The squad was fine I think. I complained about it at the start but it did us the job, we did better than I expected (I thought second in our group, many thought out at the first time of asking), Milner hasn't had a great tournament but he fulfilled the role he had to play well enough - a tucked in, hard working winger - a feature of all of Hodgson's teams and he's one of the best English versions. Arguably Johnson, Gerrard, Carroll had good tournaments too. Pointless criticism, we're not good enough to win but at least we gave it a go and I for one enjoyed it while it lasted. Well done to Italy though, they deserve it based on their superior play. Now for Reus to tear them a new arsehole!
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    I love Reus. I don't think even a hat trick capped off by him dickslapping Roy Hodgson (assuming England go through tomorrow) could stop me loving him. It might make me love him even more, through the pain. Didn't watch today's game (working) but apparently it was shizzle. I called it (Spain were playing after all)
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    If we were shizzle then Germany was super shizzle because we clearly played better. Sure they had more ball possession than us (56-44) but we generated more scoring opportunities than they did. (we had 3 or 4 good opportunities and Germany only 1, the difference is that they got lucky and scored and we didn't) Were we watching the same game? Portugal didn't even attempt to play for the first 45 minutes, just foul after foul and the odd counter. In the second half they were about equal. I'll give it to them that they were brilliant defensively, but seriously, Germany were a lot better. I just wish Reus had a chance in that game :( Marco Reus is one of the many players appearing at the tournament who I hope do really badly after failing me in Football Manager. <_< He was brilliant for me, although I signed him on account of him being brilliant for Mönchengladbach this season. He's one of my current favourite players. What a game tonight, by the way!
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    If we were shizzle then Germany was super shizzle because we clearly played better. Sure they had more ball possession than us (56-44) but we generated more scoring opportunities than they did. (we had 3 or 4 good opportunities and Germany only 1, the difference is that they got lucky and scored and we didn't) Were we watching the same game? Portugal didn't even attempt to play for the first 45 minutes, just foul after foul and the odd counter. In the second half they were about equal. I'll give it to them that they were brilliant defensively, but seriously, Germany were a lot better. I just wish Reus had a chance in that game :(
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    I heard it's agreed at 12m, rising to 17m after so many appearances. Perhaps a little low but a good deal for both sides at the end of the day. I previewed the England-Belgium match: http://ludicrousdisplay.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/england-vs-belgium-the-preview/
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    Probably not. Players from the Bundesliga have settled into the PL well, having watched Cisse, Ba et al as well as Kagawa in the Bundesliga I'm sure he'd be great straight away
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    £16m is still not enough imo. If you consider Rooney was £27m~, and Kagawa has got to be about £20m~ (I'd say he's as good a player (if not better) but because he's not British he's cheaper). The whole Hazard transfer fiasco is really funny to watch, loads of big clubs battling it out. Personally I'm a little annoyed with Swindon for offering McCormick a trial. I have nothing wrong with criminals playing football, but for a "family club" to offer a contract to a guy who served jail time after being involved in the death of two kids is a bit too much.
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    You think John Carew is humorous? Cool man.
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    Granit Xhaka 6m euros - Borussia Mönchegladbach confirmed I've heard that Junior Hoilett could be signing for Gladbach also If Man U can get Kagawa for £7m that's an absolute bargain. It'd suck for Dortmund though, probably better off for them to make him stay another season and leave for free, considering the potential prize money he could win them. Shaqiri is confirmed, alongside Dante (seriously good defender) to Bayern, Marco Reus is joining Dortmund for about £15m. Roman Neustädter is leaving Gladbach also but I think it's on a free. Quite a lot of Gladbach bias there but they're the team I know most about in the Bundesliga. Hummels/Subotic/Lewandowski is incredible wishful thinking, I'd be surprised if they move anywhere at all this summer. Apparently Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is going to become the Villa manager, but Molde are being butthurts about it.
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    Euro 2012 squad is shizzle But I can see the reasoning behind it. Rewarding players that got us there and all that. Hope Hodgson starts the new era in the Autumn
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    Good climax to the season though, makes a change for the title not to be sewn up before the final day. Looking forward to the Champions League final next weekend and Euro 2012 now. Come on Bayern/England!
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    Not disputing that, but Man City arguably have a better youth academy (a lot of current PL players came through their team, and they're improving facilities). And they don't really need to negotiate as they can afford outrageous sums. Other than Welbeck, Fletcher, Giggs and Scholes, I cannot think of regularly playing ex youth players for United. Giggs and Scholes will be out in a few years and Fletcher hasn't played much in a while, so there's not much way United can take the high ground on this. edit: forgot about Cleverley. Bit of a change of subject, but did anyone else the DFB Pokal final? 5-2 to Dortmund, cracking game You also forget that man united is a brand. The club generates huge amounts of money and is one of the few top 10 clubs to be unaffected by the fifa fair play regulations that are coming into power in I think 2017. My point is, we don't need rich owners to win us titles. I'm not forgetting that - just because United are successful, doesn't mean other clubs can't be. If City keep this up, then I can see them being one of the biggest clubs in the game in a few years.
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    Not disputing that, but Man City arguably have a better youth academy (a lot of current PL players came through their team, and they're improving facilities). And they don't really need to negotiate as they can afford outrageous sums. Other than Welbeck, Fletcher, Giggs and Scholes, I cannot think of regularly playing ex youth players for United. Giggs and Scholes will be out in a few years and Fletcher hasn't played much in a while, so there's not much way United can take the high ground on this. edit: forgot about Cleverley. Bit of a change of subject, but did anyone else the DFB Pokal final? 5-2 to Dortmund, cracking game
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    And I mean, the fact that most of Man United's key players cost a shizzle ton too is irrelevant? Somehow we're up in arms at Man City/Chelsea "buying the league" but Man U have traditionally pushed and are therefore allowed to do the same thing? Man City net spend this year: £48m Chelsea net spend this year: £58m Man U net spend this year: £38m Liverpool net spend this year: £35m Arsenal net spend this year: -£17m (ie. they've earned £17m over all transfers) Spurs net spend this year: -£27m (see above) Newcastle net spend this year: £13m tl;dr Man United are the third biggest spenders this year, behind Chelsea and Man City. Out of the top teams (Liverpool are included just as comparison, they're still shizzle), I assume that it's only acceptable for Spurs or Arsenal to win trophies?
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    City to win that Premier League. Rooting for Blackpool in the Champ Playoffs
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    Glad City won to be honest, makes the end of the season so much more interesting
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    5-0 to the Champions! Can hardly talk now lol. Voice has gone weird. So tired! Such a good day though. Now planning for next season - think I'll get a season ticket, might go to away games also - Portsmouth will be good (and the easiest game to get to, oddly enough), maybe Brentford since it'll be a Sal's hotbed, and other teams near enough to go there and back in a day.
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    All of my friends were saying "lol German penalties lol" when 2 scored and 2 missed. Not a great record. Such a good game though. Was backing Bayern because I really like David Alaba and dislike Spanish football. Will back them for the final too. Don't like them domestically, though.
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    In the words of Gary Neville: "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! UNBELIEVABLE!" So glad I listened to 5 live instead, they're actually eloquent. Great result
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    Hahaha, that will be a game and a half! Was actually talking to one of my friends last night about how we only have Yeovil as a local derby next season, you know life's weird when that's the case It's a good feeling, just strange to be so happy after we've lost 3-1... Di Canio also made me feel weird when he said he considered leaving 2 months ago I'm going to try and make a few away games next year (never really done them) so since London is easy to get to, that may be one I'll go to Whatever the case, it's great to be in league 1! And thanks, I did everything I could ;) Dortmund won the Bundesliga yesterday, Brisbane won the A league this morning, Montpellier are top of Ligue 1 with 5 games left and the title race is heating up... this is a good end to the season!
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    Shouldn't really affect Arsenal though, and could be the result which keeps Wigan in the Premier League, so fair play to them Should note that now Wigan have beaten Arsenal, Man United and Liverpool, and were denied the victory against Chelsea by two offside goals. This is a team that lost 2-1 to Swindon in January. Two points: Wigan have improved massively since then, and Swindon are de facto a better team than those three big clubs. Mans. ;)
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    Didn't post about Swindon in my moment of anger at the FA. Went to the game on Saturday against Plymouth, wasn't very good. We weren't put under pressure, but the referee had a diabolical game and Swindon lacked penetration. The game would have been a trademark 0-0 if it weren't for the brilliance of Alan Connell. 1 point from promotion now, thought we were going up then and sang myself hoarse with "We are Swindon, we're top of the league" and "We are going up", but it was worth it in the end I guess. Probably won't go again unless the ticket prices for Port Vale are decreased since I'm reliant on my Dad to book tickets, but I'm probably getting a season ticket for next year. Really? I only really watched it to practise language skills and realised it was actually a pretty good league
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    If the FA don't deal with the latest refereeing mishap people ought to boycott the PL. The Bundesliga is just as entertaining (if not more so) and doesn't have pub standard refereeing.
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    At least the decisions balanced out in the Man u - Wigan game
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