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    After two extraordinary games this week and the inquest at Barcelona over their CL loss Ibstarted wondering what itís all about.

    If you are a Barca fan you expect to win the League as a minimum and have a regular sprinkling of CL Winnerís medals consistently coming through every couple of years. You expect to sign the very best 2 or 3 players each year. If a team like Ajax come through then you expect to take their best player(s)the following summer. You donít expect many players to turn your club down. Surely when you go to a live match you become immune to the ridiculously high standard of football to the point where you audibly groan when a almost in perfect through ball doesnít quite result in a goal. The same goes for Real Madrid and a few other teams such a Juventus and City too. In fact, even players with the awesome quality of Gareth Bale struggle to please fans at Madrid. Look at Chelsea; 3rd in the Premiership but still have plenty of disillusioned fans. I simply canít imagine that.

    On the other hand a fan can watch his lower league club for a fraction of the price, see some terrible footy on show but be really pleased by a little passage of decent passing in amongst a long ball game of no real quality.

    When the CL team scores a goal the crowd celebrates and the same happens when the lower league team score. There is no real difference bez itís all relative.

    Are Man City fans really happier now than when they were themselves a lower league club? If they win the treble this year the s surely they will have to do better next year?

    I hope we get promoted next season. I would love to see us in the Premiership. But Im not sure Iíd like to support one of Europeís top teams.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheUlts View Post
    But Im not sure Iíd like to support one of Europeís top teams.
    Come and support VfB Stuttgart!

    Every recent season seems to be either avoiding relegation or getting promoted from the 2.Bundesliga.

    Itís maybe not liquid football, but the Matchday atmosphere is fantastic and you can drink a Bier in your seat.

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    Football.
    Isn't it ?
    Oh, those Brazilians, you know? Circa 1970?
    Broke the mould.
    Theory out the window.
    Free expression of football.
    Uncategorisable. Is that a word?
    It is now! You know?
    Far cry from small boys in the park, jumpers for goalposts.
    Rush goalie. Two at the back, three in the middle, four up front, one's gone home for his tea. Beans on toast?
    Possibly, don't quote me on that.
    Marvellous.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Come and support VfB Stuttgart!

    Every recent season seems to be either avoiding relegation or getting promoted from the 2.Bundesliga.

    It’s maybe not liquid football, but the Matchday atmosphere is fantastic and you can drink a Bier in your seat.
    Drinking a beer in your seat is decent mate. I experienced that only once at the last World Cup.

    Never been to a German match but fair one - must be a good atmosphere the German fans from Frankfurt are having a blast right now at Stamford Bridge.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheUlts View Post
    After two extraordinary games this week and the inquest at Barcelona over their CL loss Ibstarted wondering what it’s all about.

    If you are a Barca fan you expect to win the League as a minimum and have a regular sprinkling of CL Winner’s medals consistently coming through every couple of years. You expect to sign the very best 2 or 3 players each year. If a team like Ajax come through then you expect to take their best player(s)the following summer. You don’t expect many players to turn your club down. Surely when you go to a live match you become immune to the ridiculously high standard of football to the point where you audibly groan when a almost in perfect through ball doesn’t quite result in a goal. The same goes for Real Madrid and a few other teams such a Juventus and City too. In fact, even players with the awesome quality of Gareth Bale struggle to please fans at Madrid. Look at Chelsea; 3rd in the Premiership but still have plenty of disillusioned fans. I simply can’t imagine that.

    On the other hand a fan can watch his lower league club for a fraction of the price, see some terrible footy on show but be really pleased by a little passage of decent passing in amongst a long ball game of no real quality.

    When the CL team scores a goal the crowd celebrates and the same happens when the lower league team score. There is no real difference bez it’s all relative.

    Are Man City fans really happier now than when they were themselves a lower league club? If they win the treble this year the s surely they will have to do better next year?

    I hope we get promoted next season. I would love to see us in the Premiership. But Im not sure I’d like to support one of Europe’s top teams.
    You already support one of Europe’s top teams, Munich 79 & Madrid 1980!


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheUlts View Post
    After two extraordinary games this week and the inquest at Barcelona over their CL loss Ibstarted wondering what itís all about.

    If you are a Barca fan you expect to win the League as a minimum and have a regular sprinkling of CL Winnerís medals consistently coming through every couple of years. You expect to sign the very best 2 or 3 players each year. If a team like Ajax come through then you expect to take their best player(s)the following summer. You donít expect many players to turn your club down. Surely when you go to a live match you become immune to the ridiculously high standard of football to the point where you audibly groan when a almost in perfect through ball doesnít quite result in a goal. The same goes for Real Madrid and a few other teams such a Juventus and City too. In fact, even players with the awesome quality of Gareth Bale struggle to please fans at Madrid. Look at Chelsea; 3rd in the Premiership but still have plenty of disillusioned fans. I simply canít imagine that.

    On the other hand a fan can watch his lower league club for a fraction of the price, see some terrible footy on show but be really pleased by a little passage of decent passing in amongst a long ball game of no real quality.

    When the CL team scores a goal the crowd celebrates and the same happens when the lower league team score. There is no real difference bez itís all relative.

    Are Man City fans really happier now than when they were themselves a lower league club? If they win the treble this year the s surely they will have to do better next year?

    I hope we get promoted next season. I would love to see us in the Premiership. But Im not sure Iíd like to support one of Europeís top teams.
    Thing is Barca have only been seen as this side since Pep and his ďTika TakaĒ took over they were probably they best club side ever seen during that period of time.

    They have always been challenging for the LL title but until Pep took over in 2008 Forest had more European Cups than Barca.

    Problem you have is fans get a taste of it (see Leicester) and then expect it.

    Despite what people say football goes in Cycles we could have 2 European finals with 4 English sides in them - and England got to the Semis of the WC and are amongst the faves to win the Euros now! It wasnít long ago England were dross and there was talk of Englandís coefficient in Europe dropping so less European places are available.

    Forest were once the best side in Europe remember.


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    It’s all been ruined by greedy money grabbing bastards


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    Who's the pundit on the Chelsea match? What a vacuous ****.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tjhooker View Post
    Who's the pundit on the Chelsea match? What a vacuous ****.
    The co comms is Nigel Spackman ex Chelsea keeper?

    BT seem to have gone down the route of we will get an ex player of each English team on comms it seems!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beardo7 View Post
    The co comms is Nigel Spackman ex Chelsea keeper?

    BT seem to have gone down the route of we will get an ex player of each English team on comms it seems!


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    Spackman was a midfielder, also played for Liverpool which makes him a massive wanker


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    All of the football, all of the time.


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    You're gonna need a more imaginative thread title than that


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Yates View Post
    Spackman was a midfielder, also played for Liverpool which makes him a massive wanker
    I stand corrected though has was a keeper for some reason!

    Played for Liverpool? Tosser


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheUlts View Post
    After two extraordinary games this week and the inquest at Barcelona over their CL loss Ibstarted wondering what it’s all about.
    It’s all relative to expectations isn’t it. I think the answer is don’t take things for granted and do savour what you have, in all areas of life.


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    SPECTRUM IS GREEN


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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Wolfgang Schnell BSc. PhD. View Post
    Football.
    Isn't it ?
    Oh, those Brazilians, you know? Circa 1970?
    Broke the mould.
    Theory out the window.
    Free expression of football.
    Uncategorisable. Is that a word?
    It is now! You know?
    Far cry from small boys in the park, jumpers for goalposts.
    Rush goalie. Two at the back, three in the middle, four up front, one's gone home for his tea. Beans on toast?
    Possibly, don't quote me on that.
    Marvellous.
    Superb!

    This post deserves more likes and a wider audience!!

    By "relegation battle", do you mean 7th, 12th or 14th?

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    flagman do me a f***ing favour remove me from this forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flagman View Post
    Superb!

    This post deserves more likes and a wider audience!!
    Fast Show isnít it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    You're gonna need a more imaginative thread title than that
    I’m just going into the Forest banter section to the “Nottingham Forest” thread


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beardo7 View Post
    Fast Show isnít it?


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    Indeed but I suspect lost on many and wasted on some!


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    Seriously though this thread title needs changing


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flagman View Post
    Indeed but I suspect lost on many and wasted on some!
    The Jimmy Hill parody (that this came from) and Julio Geordieo were excellent sketches!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beardo7 View Post
    Thing is Barca have only been seen as this side since Pep and his ďTika TakaĒ took over they were probably they best club side ever seen during that period of time.

    They have always been challenging for the LL title but until Pep took over in 2008 Forest had more European Cups than Barca.



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    You've done Frank Rijkaard out of a European Cup there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    You've done Frank Rijkaard out of a European Cup there.
    So I have!

    I even checked their official website Iím sure it said 91-92, then 08-09! - it didnít!

    Okay they had the same number as Forest till he took over! 3 since.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beardo7 View Post
    So I have!

    I even checked their official website Iím sure it said 91-92, then 08-09! - it didnít!


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    It better not. I work on that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    It better not. I work on that.
    Ha! No it doesnít itís correct they won it in 92 and 06. Gauardiola went there in 08 (I think)


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