1. Welcome to Green Bay Packers NFL Football Forum & Community!
    Packer Forum is one of the largest online communities for the Green Bay Packers.

    You are currently viewing our community forums as a guest user.

    Sign Up or

    Having an account grants you additional privileges, such as creating and participating in discussions. Furthermore, we hide most of the ads once you register as a member!
  2. Announcement is LIVE: Read the Forum Post

EPL and British Football

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by UK Packer Backer, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. PackerFan71

    PackerFan71 This is the life.

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    2,666
    Ratings:
    +960
    Dont believe all you read on the interweb Croak, the ballboy was being a naughty little git. Mourinho told him off and if he did it again someone could have done that.
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2014
  2. mhnessie

    mhnessie Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Messages:
    3,390
    Ratings:
    +738
    Wow, thats impressive, half of the stadium seems to wear an orange shirt :tup:
    Have you been there too? Picture looks like as if it was taken with your mobile phone!
     
  3. Wolf Packer

    Wolf Packer Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2013
    Messages:
    237
    Ratings:
    +86
    I was there yeah, but i can't claim to have taken the picture, was an awesome atmosphere, we literally took over the stadium and the city.
     
  4. mhnessie

    mhnessie Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Messages:
    3,390
    Ratings:
    +738
    Great game by Liverpool so far, wow! :tup:
     
  5. Bundesbiers

    Bundesbiers 1. FC Eintracht Bamberg

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2013
    Messages:
    1,461
    Ratings:
    +555
    Man City should have had a penalty kick. Suarez should be off with a 2md yellow on that dive.
     
  6. mhnessie

    mhnessie Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Messages:
    3,390
    Ratings:
    +738
    Exciting game, 2-2 now :eek:
     
  7. Sandolf

    Sandolf Blue Moon Rising

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2013
    Messages:
    730
    Ratings:
    +286
    Now I can start breathing again.


    ---
    Oh no!


    ---
    Oh shet. :cry:
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2014
  8. scotscheese

    scotscheese Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2013
    Messages:
    277
    Ratings:
    +158
    yup it seems the race for the EPL is gonna be a dinger, whoever wins all their game is pretty much guaranteed the championship. who would've thought that Liverpool would come out of nowhere to be more than champions league qualification contenders, not being an LFC fan i think i would prefer them to win the league rather than chelski or citeh, more fo the fact that liverpool haven't really went and tried to buy their success. good luck for the rest of the season liverpool. even more so given today is the 25th anniversary of the hillsbrough tragedy, my thoughts go out to the families of the 96

    unfortunately the bottom of the league cannot be so good, though not mathematically relegated, i fear that sunderland just wont manage to pick up enough points to save our premiership status, and a year in the championship beckons, BOLLOCKS

    and also unfortunately, my dream of a cup double for Aberdeen was killed off at the weekend when we got beat by st johnstone in the semi-finals of the Scottish FA cup, but hey-ho if someone had told me at the start of the season that we would win our first trophy for 18 1/2 years, reach the semi of the SFA cup and be good bets for second in the league i would have taken that in a heartbeat

    pop quiz for our non UK readers

    what is the oldest national trophy in the world?
     
  9. PackerFan71

    PackerFan71 This is the life.

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    2,666
    Ratings:
    +960
    The Rous Cup? :unsure:
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2014
  10. Sandolf

    Sandolf Blue Moon Rising

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2013
    Messages:
    730
    Ratings:
    +286
    Daniel Sturridge didn't go over there on a free transfer as far as I know. They also did not cash in on Suarez... (so obviously money is involved there too). So if you think American money smells better than Arab or Russian money that is fine... but I would submit somewhat less than objective.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2014
  11. PackerFan71

    PackerFan71 This is the life.

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    2,666
    Ratings:
    +960
    Liverpool of the 70's -80's bought (well) when they were successful thats what made them so good back then. Bought the league some might say, they still splashed the cash. A self perpetuating organic youth system has never won a league title, all the big clubs time in memorial buy in big players they always have.
     
  12. Sandolf

    Sandolf Blue Moon Rising

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2013
    Messages:
    730
    Ratings:
    +286
    Apparently Barcelona's system that turned out so much was twenty years in the making. In the meantime others are going to have to spend to keep up... (or adapt the FC Bayern rape and pillage method).
     
  13. mhnessie

    mhnessie Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Messages:
    3,390
    Ratings:
    +738
    Are you a "Non-UK" reader, PackerFan71 ? Scotland isnt independent yet :cautious::D
    Scottish Cup or the FA Cup would be my guess.....;)
     
  14. mhnessie

    mhnessie Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Messages:
    3,390
    Ratings:
    +738
    Yepp, but thats what they are doing since the 80's, first only in German Bundesliga, nowadays internationally. Look like it works perfectly for them ;)
     
  15. PackerFan71

    PackerFan71 This is the life.

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    2,666
    Ratings:
    +960
    I always have been nessie, i'm a foreigner in my own land. :D
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  16. scotscheese

    scotscheese Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2013
    Messages:
    277
    Ratings:
    +158
    not quite what i was meaning @Sandolf , all teams will spend money on players, i was just meaning in the way that the likes of chelsea and Man city have thrown money in the 100's of millions at their teams, which is something that i don't think liverpool have done to the same extent. great players don't always make teams great
     
  17. Sandolf

    Sandolf Blue Moon Rising

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2013
    Messages:
    730
    Ratings:
    +286
    I can understand your sentiments to a certain extent. But it is hard to compare a team that is battling relegation year in and year out, to one that is already amongst the established elite. I can remember fans lamenting that the title was always destined to be decided between the big four with nobody else having a sniff of a chance. When foreign investors come in, they do so with the intention of winning. The Fenway Group isn't holding Liverpool as a fancy keepsake any less than the Abu Dhabi Group is with City. Otherwise they wouldn't have fired the sentimental choice for manager like Dalglish in favor of Rodgers... (who I am sure is getting paid better than at Swans).

    If there was a way to span the chasm between the haves and have-nots without spending heavily, I am sure more clubs would be doing it.


    ---
    One day shortly after I first moved back to Canada, I was shooting pool in a pub with a neighbor wearing a Spurs shirt. A local girl came up to him and asked what it was. He explained it and she then asked me if I support English football as well. I said I am for Manchester City. She said that this was the only club she had ever heard of. My friend laughed hard and told her that she was thinking of Manchester United. NOBODY has ever heard of Man City he chortled in my direction!

    Back when I was in the UK, City were the lovable losers. "Typical City" meant that we always found new ways to lose. Hell, when I went to away games, other fans were nice to us... (with the possible exception of those a-hole Rags fans).

    When the previous owner Shiniwatra's assets were frozen, we were firmly up shet's creek. He was borrowing money from a former chairman to pay the players. What attracted the new owners was the recognition factor of the name Manchester... (just as in my pub story). That was our good fortune because we were headed down to League One like hell in a hand basket.

    Recently I phoned an old friend, who is also a lifelong City fan, and asked what he thinks about the club in general. His comment was interesting. He said that it is hard to get used to the burden of expectations that are on us now.

    That being said, I don't think anybody wants to go back to the old days. I do wish the resentment against us would not be so high.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2014
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  18. Sandolf

    Sandolf Blue Moon Rising

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2013
    Messages:
    730
    Ratings:
    +286
    2-2 is a good result for the Black Cats. They actually deserved to win. That should do it now for City's title hopes.
     
  19. Croak

    Croak Terminally twisted.

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2010
    Messages:
    3,774
    Ratings:
    +1,221

    WALLACE!!!!! :sneaky:
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  20. PackerFan71

    PackerFan71 This is the life.

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    2,666
    Ratings:
    +960
    :D
    [​IMG]
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  21. Sandolf

    Sandolf Blue Moon Rising

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2013
    Messages:
    730
    Ratings:
    +286
    Sunderland en fuego!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  22. scotscheese

    scotscheese Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2013
    Messages:
    277
    Ratings:
    +158
    well who woulda think it. Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland, has the miracle that Gus said was required started?
     
  23. mhnessie

    mhnessie Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Messages:
    3,390
    Ratings:
    +738
  24. PackerFan71

    PackerFan71 This is the life.

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    2,666
    Ratings:
    +960
    Hmmmmmm........if this happens where will their we dont sack our managers mantra be? nowhere, they would be just as ruthless as any other club. :rolleyes: Moyes never won anything at Everton Sir Alex should have known better going for him.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  25. Bundesbiers

    Bundesbiers 1. FC Eintracht Bamberg

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2013
    Messages:
    1,461
    Ratings:
    +555

    Wow, Moyes signed a six-year contract. That means Man U would still be on the hook for 5 years payment? Ouch!
     

Share This Page