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by stealthpapes
18 Sep 2013 09:22
Forum: General Football
Topic: Football nice guys...
Replies: 49
Views: 3886

Re: Football nice guys...

Angelo di Livio - Stayed with Fiorentina when they went bankrupt and relelgated to the Italian 4th division and took the massive paycut. There have been a few Italians who have done that when their clubs went mental. Also, when River got relegated to second level of Argentina ( :shock: and :lol: ) ...
by stealthpapes
13 Sep 2013 09:09
Forum: General Football
Topic: Price of Football
Replies: 13
Views: 1690

Re: Price of Football

the only other entertainment is killing prostitutes.
by stealthpapes
12 Sep 2013 22:54
Forum: General Football
Topic: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014
Replies: 544
Views: 35523

Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

Tunisia automatically advances to the next round of play offs as Cape Verde is sanctioned and has to forfeit the games/disqualified. Cape Verde is disqualified for fielding an ineligible player. Cape Verde player Fernando Varela failed to serve the full four-match suspension imposed on him after re...
by stealthpapes
12 Sep 2013 17:12
Forum: General Football
Topic: England v Moldova/Ukraine - WCQ
Replies: 101
Views: 6604

Re: England v Moldova/Ukraine - WCQ

and the two years before that as well.
by stealthpapes
12 Sep 2013 15:28
Forum: General Football
Topic: England v Moldova/Ukraine - WCQ
Replies: 101
Views: 6604

Re: England v Moldova/Ukraine - WCQ

And 2 years before that.
by stealthpapes
12 Sep 2013 15:28
Forum: General Football
Topic: England v Moldova/Ukraine - WCQ
Replies: 101
Views: 6604

Re: England v Moldova/Ukraine - WCQ

Guardian, I think. FWIW, a simple average of the numbers above is about 74 % so not very different to the number in the original statistics.

I guess I've been told and everything's OK, just like it was 2 years ago. And 2 years before that.
by stealthpapes
12 Sep 2013 12:54
Forum: General Football
Topic: England v Moldova/Ukraine - WCQ
Replies: 101
Views: 6604

Re: England v Moldova/Ukraine - WCQ

Some stats from midweek games Total Passes attempted Germany 848 France 650 Holland 646 Italy 625 England 351 Total Pass success rate Germany 91.8% Italy 89.8% Holland 87% France 86.9% England 73.8% Total Pass success rate (ball in opposition half) Germany 91.27% Italy 85.88% Holland 83.91% France 8...
by stealthpapes
12 Sep 2013 11:37
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: *SPECULATION* Oguchi Onyewu
Replies: 45
Views: 13874

Re: *SPECULATION* Oguchi Onyewu

YateleyRoyal You guys seem to have taken the argument of 'dat man frows da ball gud' and made it something much more than it needs to be.


or you're stupid.

One of the two.
by stealthpapes
12 Sep 2013 10:47
Forum: General Football
Topic: England v Moldova/Ukraine - WCQ
Replies: 101
Views: 6604

Re: England v Moldova/Ukraine - WCQ

My other favourite bit was Gerrard ducking under a cross with the right back running in behind him. :roll:
by stealthpapes
12 Sep 2013 10:46
Forum: General Football
Topic: England v Moldova/Ukraine - WCQ
Replies: 101
Views: 6604

Re: England v Moldova/Ukraine - WCQ

:lol:

"Ah, this looks danger ... oh ... "
by stealthpapes
12 Sep 2013 10:29
Forum: General Football
Topic: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014
Replies: 544
Views: 35523

Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

Brazil Japan, Australia, South Korea, Iran - Jordan to play off vs South American team Argentina with one of Chile or Colombia Two from Europe (can't remember who right now EDIT - Netherlands, Italy) with either Bosnia or Greece plus Spain or France. USA, Costa Rica New Zealand to play off vs North ...
by stealthpapes
12 Sep 2013 09:59
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: *SPECULATION* Oguchi Onyewu
Replies: 45
Views: 13874

Re: *SPECULATION* Oguchi Onyewu

If ever someone says Moneyball doesn't work in football, then Stoke in their earlier seasons are the counter-argument. Taking the Gladwell argument that underdogs win by changing the rules of the game and combining it with seeing unrealised truths in football (and Pulis couldn't have guessed at that...
by stealthpapes
12 Sep 2013 09:57
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: *SPECULATION* Oguchi Onyewu
Replies: 45
Views: 13874

Re: *SPECULATION* Oguchi Onyewu

There's also that. I read somewhere that Stoke essentially played a twisted possession game, recognising that if the ball was out of play or bouncing around the opposition box, they couldn't concede. So they went out of their way to put the ball out of play in areas that couldn't damage them and to ...
by stealthpapes
12 Sep 2013 08:19
Forum: General Football
Topic: England v Moldova/Ukraine - WCQ
Replies: 101
Views: 6604

Re: England v Moldova/Ukraine - WCQ

After the 'milner and walcott have linked well' comment (Walcott passed it to Milner, who controlled it, and looked up :| ), I turned the volume off.
by stealthpapes
12 Sep 2013 08:16
Forum: General Football
Topic: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014
Replies: 544
Views: 35523

Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

Reminding the wops, dagoes and other folk of a dusky nature that we're boss. Yah?
by stealthpapes
12 Sep 2013 08:14
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: *SPECULATION* Oguchi Onyewu
Replies: 45
Views: 13874

Re: *SPECULATION* Oguchi Onyewu

The argument is about whether the long throw is effective or not. Despite Ian Royal's bluster, the long throw is far more effective than the corner as a quick perusal of http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rory_Delap Shows One player. One team. And, incidentally, a team that is set up to its strengths a...
by stealthpapes
11 Sep 2013 17:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading vs Oman?
Replies: 109
Views: 13463

Re: comfortable win for palace

Mods, euthanize this man.
by stealthpapes
11 Sep 2013 16:55
Forum: General Football
Topic: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014
Replies: 544
Views: 35523

Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

I think many better teams (especially from Europe) aren't going just so the third and fourth best teams in CONCACAF do...



Yup.

Of the 'best' 32 teams in the world (fifa rankings), 20 are from UEFA, 3 from CAF, 2 from CONCACAF, 7 from CONMEBOL and 0 from AFC.
by stealthpapes
11 Sep 2013 11:20
Forum: General Football
Topic: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014
Replies: 544
Views: 35523

Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

If they did that, I'd be well up for Faroes vs Andorra or something equally silly like Wales vs Leichtenstein.

FWIW, UEFA still has 53 members so 4 3 team groups and winners go through gives perfect maths for most tournaments. This currently included Norn Iron, fwiw.
by stealthpapes
11 Sep 2013 10:43
Forum: General Football
Topic: England v Moldova/Ukraine - WCQ
Replies: 101
Views: 6604

Re: England v Moldova/Ukraine - WCQ

There was one on the Ukrainian #10 from Milner that was as bad as anything they gave out. In the end, the Ukrainian attack petered out as he was their tidiest player by a long shot and the left midfielder turned to find him still on the floor.
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