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  • its-H1ggyLTD 11 Feb 2020 19:19:25 1,075 posts
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    His best seasons for us were at RM (06) and behind Torres (09) tbf.

    Xabi had 2 good seasons out of 4 with us.

    Yaya? Maybe. Big Viera fan myself.
  • azurelas_2 11 Feb 2020 19:36:46 1,969 posts
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    As an Arsenal fan I love Vieira and believe he was an even better captain than Tony Adams. However his temperament wasn't always perfect and his goals and assist ratio doesn't come close to what Paul Scholes did, let alone Gerrard, Lampard and Yaya Toué.
  • its-H1ggyLTD 11 Feb 2020 19:46:20 1,075 posts
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    Toure spat his dummy out over a birthday cake.
  • fontgeeksogood 11 Feb 2020 19:59:02 8,686 posts
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    Gerrard spat his dummy out over Phil Collins
  • muddyyfunster 11 Feb 2020 22:35:56 73 posts
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    @azurelas_2 he played deeper though, goals and assists wasn't his job. Fair point about temperament but he was the best defensive midfielder in the world when he was on the pitch.
  • fontgeeksogood 11 Feb 2020 22:38:01 8,686 posts
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    Problem Paul Scholes had, right
  • Dougs 12 Feb 2020 07:18:06 92,087 posts
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    Paddy was an incredible footballer. Just looking at goals and assists probably only tells you about 20% of what he could do on the pitch. I don't think I've seen anyone as good at both breaking up play and in transition.

    Saw Yaya play a trial match for Arsenal, was gutted we couldn't sign him, obvious he was going to be a star.
  • reddevil93 14 Feb 2020 18:34:19 15,206 posts
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    City handed a 2 year CL ban.
  • Dougs 14 Feb 2020 18:36:28 92,087 posts
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    Which they'll appeal and get it busted down to a fine.
  • reddevil93 14 Feb 2020 18:41:21 15,206 posts
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    They got a 30m euro fine as well. Will probably end up being 1 year and 20m or something along those lines. Even that would be great to see. Huge question mark over Pep's future now surely.
  • MrFlay 14 Feb 2020 18:43:04 4,343 posts
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    5th place qualifies?
  • Frogofdoom 14 Feb 2020 18:46:45 15,386 posts
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    Yeah I imagine it will go to 5th, which bodes well for sheffield United.
  • TheSaint 14 Feb 2020 18:52:13 19,148 posts
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    Surely the appeal will take ages so if anything it will be the team that finish 5th next season.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 14 Feb 2020 18:53:54 12,202 posts
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    I’m surprised UEFA have taken FFP this seriously. But then City are new money and FFP largely works in the interest of the traditionally established clubs.


    So though, nice to see someone busted for cheating.
  • Frogofdoom 14 Feb 2020 18:57:47 15,386 posts
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    PSG next then.
  • TheSaint 14 Feb 2020 18:58:16 19,148 posts
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    Imagine if Uefa took things like racism this seriously rather than things like this that just impact a handful of the richest clubs.
  • Dougs 14 Feb 2020 19:13:20 92,087 posts
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    Quite
  • Akumer 14 Feb 2020 19:14:09 209 posts
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    "But as far as I’m concerned, the first thing you can do for me is chuck all your medals and all your caps and all your pots and all your pans into the biggest f*cking dustbin you can find. Because you’ve never won any of them fairly. You’ve done it all by cheating.”
  • its-H1ggyLTD 14 Feb 2020 19:36:58 1,075 posts
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    Best season ever.
  • azurelas_2 14 Feb 2020 19:40:46 1,969 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    PSG next then.
    Lol. Remember the close ties between Michel Platini, Sarkozy and the Qataris? Not a chance in hell.
  • Akumer 14 Feb 2020 19:44:45 209 posts
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    its-H1ggyLTD wrote:
    Best season ever.
    As much as I think you're a dicksplash, that made me lol

    Edited by Akumer at 20:08:11 14-02-2020
  • Frogofdoom 14 Feb 2020 19:58:43 15,386 posts
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    @azurelas_2 yeah that was my point, the sarcasm doesnt come across in text.
  • its-H1ggyLTD 14 Feb 2020 20:02:02 1,075 posts
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    Could actually be Everton next.
  • spurslol 14 Feb 2020 20:04:53 374 posts
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    Everton have banned themselves from the CL for 100 years
  • Akumer 14 Feb 2020 20:10:36 209 posts
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    @spurslol ever been to a match? Bet you live closer to spurslol stadium than anfield

    Edited by Akumer at 20:10:48 14-02-2020
  • spurslol 14 Feb 2020 20:11:37 374 posts
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    whatever you say, rereg
  • reddevil93 14 Feb 2020 20:11:52 15,206 posts
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    Wow, they’re potentially facing a points deduction too. Liverpool being handed the league.
  • its-H1ggyLTD 14 Feb 2020 20:16:51 1,075 posts
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    Last season's ?

    That would tie us at 20 wouldn't it?
  • Akumer 14 Feb 2020 20:17:29 209 posts
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    spurslol wrote:
    whatever you say, rereg
    Pot calling kettle. And I'll take that as a massive no.
  • barchetta 14 Feb 2020 20:18:21 2,137 posts
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    Well, maybe that City fan from Savage’s phone-in will want to call in tomorrow and offer some more balanced and cogent commentary on how MCFC knew this was coming and so eased off the gas....
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