Celery! Celery!

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  1. Cos

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    I completely agree.

    That hissy fit he threw in the second half...:puke1

    No less infuriating than what Chelski did in Spain though. Good Lord, what a freakin snooze fest.
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  2. AntWare

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    I don't think the ref' was a fan either...not one fooking call :rofl


    I think Wenger screwed the pooch, he went there with a weakend side and damage control on his mind...I don't think I've ever seen a side play for a 1-0 loss.
    Now they need to get two past the tightest defense in the country.

    If it wasn't for Almunia it could have easily been 3-0 at the half...Ronaldo fired a point blank header right at the keeper and I've no idea how that shot that rattled the bar in the 2nd half dipped so hard, it looked like it was going way over until the last few feet.

    I think Utd went off the boil in the 2nd half thinking Arsenal would bring the game to them looking for the away goal in hopes of nicking one on the counter...I guess Wenger showed them :lol3

    Utd need to quit fucking about and seal the Teves deal
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    I was in the UK for business and caught the second game of the set (4-4 tie). Wow! It was unlike any sporting event in the US I'd ever been to.
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  4. wxwax

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    :nono

    That was a masterclass in tactical football. :lol3

    Enormous tension to see if Barca could break through. I was on the edge of my divan.
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    :nod The atmosphere at a big football match is above anything in the US. Maybe college football or basketball comes close. Great stuff. And a helluva match, too. :lol3
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    I like the fact that most of the cheers/songs were taunts directed at the opposing fans, not urging their own team to victory. :lol3

    "Two-nil and you fucked it up! Two-nil and you fucked it up! ..."
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    I was delighted to see the ref wasn't buying it. Ronaldo did his usual thing: contact, pause, think about it, take another step, then stumble-run his way to the ground.

    Same thing every time. He must rehearse the move. :lol3

    He was like a child who didn't want to go to bed when he couldn't draw a call in the second half. Hilarious.

    I wouldn't call United's defense watertight. Not lately. They're a bit of a sieve without Ferdinand, who may miss the return leg.

    Not that I think Arsenal have a lot of gumption. Having watched Scolari's Chelsea teams play the same kind of toothless pattycake outside the box, I think the biggest danger to United is that they'll fall asleep.
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    :lol3

    West Ham fans got on Terry and Lampard hard last weekend. I'd love to know what they were singing.
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    I remember back in the late 70's when Tommy Docherty was the ManU manager and Laurie Brown was the team physio. So Tommy gets caught in an affair with Laurie's wife...next match, to the tune of "Knee's Up Mother Brown" 50,000 fans on national tele...

    "Who's up Mary Brown?"

    "Who's up Mary Brown?"

    "TOMMY, TOMMY DOCHERTY!!"

    "TOMMY, TOMMY DOCHERTY!!"


    :rofl
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  10. Jarvis

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    A good story in the Guardian about Ronaldo's reincarnation as a Brazilian football hero.

    See my posts above for his two excellent goals against Santos.

    They play the second leg of the state cup final on Sunday at 2:30pm Eastern on GOL TV, for anyone who gets that channel.
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  12. wxwax

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    :lol3 Those Barca players continue to piss and moan about Chelsea's play.

    You ask me, that's a sign of weakness.

    I think Hiddink should employ exactly the same tactics at Stamford Bridge. By halftime Barca will have come completely unraveled and will have lost their discipline. Imagine 11 baby Ronaldos pounding their fists into the pitch in frustration. :lol3

    Then the game will be Chelsea's for the asking. :D
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    There are two ways to look at Barcelona's demolition of Real Madrid on Saturday.

    One would be that their 6 goals are a sign that the Bluagrana are an unstoppable scoring machine, the world's best club, and that Chelsea won't have a chance as the Blues are forced to open up at Stamford Bridge.

    And indeed, that might be the sane view.

    But there is another way to interpret the facts. It might be that a Chelsea side a little buzzed from last week's stymie on the Iberian Peninsula, and this weekend's toying with Fulham, might need a splash of cold water. And what better way to quickly sober-up than to see Barca run riot over La Liga's hottest team?

    According to this point of view, Barca's success over Real Madrid is just the tonic Guus' boys needed to refocus themselves to the task at hand.
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  14. Bongolia

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    Are you a Chelsea fan then Sid?

    :lol3

    Leeds here, for my sins.
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    :lol3 Funny you're a Leeds lad. I first starting supporting Chelsea when they played Leeds United in the FA Cup in 1970.

    I hated Leeds for a few years after that. But now I admire them for what they accomplished and I like a lot of the players from that era: Sniffer Clarke, Billy Bremner, Peter Lorimer.

    I'm greatly saddened to see the current state of this once great club. Terrible thing. I hope they can fight their way out of League One.
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    Norman Hunter bites your legs.

    We thumped Northampton 3-0 yesterday :clap

    Millwall in the play-offs. Bring your Doc Martens :D
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  17. AntWare

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    Bump :rofl
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    :bluduh

    He can thump it, that's for sure. You'd think a goalie could cover the near post. But if that were true, Cech wouldn't have let the first one in against Liverpool at the Bridge. :lol3
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    Arsenal desperately miss the direct football of Andrei Arshavin.

    He seems to be the only guy on the team who likes to face the goal. Pity he can't play.
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    Bump :rofl