The round ball game

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san Guine started the topic in Monday, 4 Oct 2021 at 7:59pm

Probably not big with the SN crew, but this guy is the real deal. With UK 1.5 Billion pounds on the pitch (Liverpool v City, great game also) he totally shone

https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2021/oct/03/phil-foden-manches...

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san Guine Sunday, 31 Oct 2021 at 8:36pm

Just reliving moments from one of the underrated greats.
Balance, style, finesse...something most surfers aspire to

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san Guine Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021 at 7:28am

Precarious employment, but I'm sure the termination payments make it a bit more palatable
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/nov/08/premier-league-sacking-...

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blindboy Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021 at 8:13am

Solksjaer next?

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san Guine Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021 at 8:20am

Yeh I reckon, somehow OGS still has some credit left with the owners.
Watched the ManU v City game. United were abject in defence (static back line) and totally bossed by City

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blindboy Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021 at 8:24am

There is too much talent in the squad for performances like that to be anything but poor management. Still I should just enjoy it while it lasts. YNWA.

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san Guine Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021 at 8:35am
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Constance B Gibson Wednesday, 17 Nov 2021 at 6:02pm

Why I was over the Premier League from the get-go*

https://jacobinmag.com/2020/08/english-football-capitalism-manchester-pr...

*nothing to do with LFCs record in said league until very recently...nah, really

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san Guine Sunday, 21 Nov 2021 at 11:51pm

OGS gone
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/nov/21/manchester-united-ole-g...

and Brentford still entertaining versus the Saudis

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blindboy Monday, 22 Nov 2021 at 2:11pm

Gone......and forgotten pretty quickly I expect. Still management is no place for a nice calm fellow which is always how he came across, as opposed to Conte who in a single game re-established himself as the sideline dance champion!

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san Guine Monday, 22 Nov 2021 at 8:31pm

I did like OGS the player.

Meanwhile, Conte is very...er...animated. But maybe that is what Spurs need, to save themselves from their Spursiness, a disciplinarian with passion.
Swinging in north London?

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flollo Tuesday, 23 Nov 2021 at 1:45pm

They showed character against Leeds turning 0-1 to 2-1. Conte definitely appeared animated.

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velocityjohnno Friday, 26 Nov 2021 at 12:48pm
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san Guine Sunday, 28 Nov 2021 at 11:22pm
velocityjohnno wrote:

https://www.zerohedge.com/medical/former-pro-calls-investigation-after-a...

Quite a few incidents there.

Ahh Tyler Durden,

Here's some other quantified (not qualified) data::
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

5 million dead

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san Guine Sunday, 28 Nov 2021 at 11:30pm

Fortunate to see ZZ, once (only) in Oz. Mesmeric, could receive the ball from anywhere and pass anywhere (360 degrees). One of the true greats.

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blackers Thursday, 9 Dec 2021 at 12:43pm

Our Sam giving those limeys a pasting....Cant believe she got a yellow card for this bit of public service.
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/dec/09/sam-kerr-knocks-pitch-inva...

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Roker Thursday, 9 Dec 2021 at 2:48pm

Crackin' hip and shoulder! Almost as perfectly executed as her chip in the FA Cup final.

I've always wondered how she'd go at footy - reckon that bump's a pretty good indication. At least she only copped a yellow card - in the AFL these days she'd probably end up with six weeks for a shirtfront like that.

Come on blackers! 'Limeys'? Don't "y'all" mean Poms?

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blackers Thursday, 9 Dec 2021 at 3:10pm

Sorry, I was channelling Constance from another thread She certainly sent the dickhead flying though, however you want to sling the insult.

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truebluebasher Thursday, 9 Dec 2021 at 6:57pm

Sam dribbles better than the Drug Lord & her chips are too hot for Pele.
Sculls the Champers & Takes out Class A yuppie Euro Trash
Aussies call that a Thunder from downunder Hat Trick...

Ref was left with no choice but to flip the Red Card into a Dead Set Legend Card...
How many miracles do you perform in a typical week!

Takes one to know one...Top marks to Roker for purposely kicking an Own Goal!
Roker certainly knows his Footy moves from his code violations.

Kerr Family (Both Sides) are Sporting Elites.
Indian Grandparents > Champion Boxer / Basketball + Jogger
1966 Uncle won Melbourne Cup on Galilee
Mums Side > Father's / Uncles all pro WAFL
Dad Played Pro AFL
2001-2013 Big Brother Daniel Kerr played 220 AFL Games for West Coast Eagles
2003 (Goal of the Year) > Brownlow 2005/2 Final > 2006/3 + Premiership > 2007/3 + Oz Team.

Sam was also one of the better players in the Fremantle Boy's WAFL Team (Play the cool Vid')
2006 Sam's switch From Big Boyz Footy to Little Girly Footy came AGE 12.
Only coz the AFL Boys were getting a bit big..
Sam does wonder what if...the Girly AFL Footy kicked off a bit sooner?
A big deal (Maybe!) Sam would've skyrocketed Chix AFL in equal fashion...none would argue that!
https://www.sbs.com.au/topics/sport/football/video/1458590787613/Sam-Ker...
So! The classic cross-code shoulder charge violation...100% real deal! Ask Roker...seems so!
Should become official when we soon find out it's the most foolish & bizarre career ending injury? Wot!

tbb will marry up the Codes some more...Qldurrz Grom version

Goldie was equally a flip as Soccer Kids had to Play Rugger at school.
1973 Gold Coast School Boys Sport was Cricket / Rugby League (Imperial Weighted Divisions)
tbb recalls scoring a try in a winning premiership but mostly recalls Ref waving 2 fingers...durr!

Fast Forward one year...and the impossible happens...something new! WTF.

1974 Gold Coast "AFL" School Boys Premiers (Full Forward tbb reads from his pennant)
This still comes as a surprise even to this day...think it was the 1st (AFL) 'school season' on Goldie.
(Note: Not branded QAFL but an early use of AFL) Just thinking if this was an Ozwide School Program?
Our Burleigh Heads "Primary School" Grade 6/7 won the inaugural Season.
Our Teacher "Mr Williams" was some kinda mad keen AFL / Technical Coach (Obsessed with Detail!)
Big on Essendon, as we wore Bomber'z Jerseys even though School colours were Red/White
tbb's AFL School story companions Gold Coast QAFL Premiers 1961 History
https://www.wikiwand.com/en/History_of_Australian_rules_football_on_the_...

1975 Gold Coast / nsw High School Senior Soccer > Grade 8 tbb as striker in Grade 11/12 Senior Team
1978 High School Best and Fairest "Soccer" tbb played in a run of Gold Coast Junior Teams

In Qld...Sportsbet School League Trophies are displayed in School Office as Click Bait for enrollment.
School Rules dictate any Age School Sport Champ gets poached for #1 Rugby League Team Finals.
Only...when tbb refused the Jersey ...let's just say yer given a rough time for taking a tuff stand!
Teachers-Head Master prowl during Lunch or stand waiting atop stairs & bell time...(Be worse now!)
Head Master thinks nuthin' of dumping a team player for Jock classmate to hold aloft the Holy Grail.

Flips again as tbb's Older Brother / Keeper played in original NSL Club era.
Later as Oz Gaelic Keeper then Cross/AFL..(But!) Pulled from Goals without Official AFL handshake!

Qldurrz get Rugger beatin' into us but AFL & Football kicked just enough dents into our thick heads.

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truebluebasher Monday, 20 Dec 2021 at 3:39pm

Does it the hard way...as always...Congratulations Ange!
see: Highlights! Some great Scottish Final Action...fiery & quality as always!

Opposing Striker goes animal to score first breakthru ...really gritty old school header.

Kyogo perfectly times his run to catch out the flatfooted backline...quick as ya like, slots it!
Splits the pack again with an even more clinical finish...
Either both these goals were line ball or the most perfectly timed runs ever seen in a final.
Flags stay down & Football was the winner as Kyogo sets the world alight with world class goals.
High Drama finish...Crowd go spazz!
Kyogo is now a Big Game Hero + Ange is now a Legend!
Salute to Ange for scouting Kyogo in Japan stint...obviously knows how to bring it!

Vid should play into Post Match - Ange interview!

If not > Link ABC tribute- also has same interview!
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-20/celtic-beat-hibernian-in-scottish...

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blindboy Monday, 20 Dec 2021 at 7:18pm

Liverpool vs Tottenham. Game of the season? Well apart from the ref. I don't usually complain on the basis that what goes around comes around but if Robertson's tackle was a red, then so was Kane's which was clearly much worse.

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truebluebasher Monday, 20 Dec 2021 at 10:23pm

Good call blindboy...we can shake heads at Diogo Jota's insane bullet like header.
All agree it's amazing & that he's the best header of the ball...
Similar in stature, climbs high & equally exciting as Tim unleashing his thunderbolts...gotta luv that!
All be demanding a highlights real already...his running game head passes are weapons as well.
Really is like having an extra, upper level 12th team mate on the park.

One must consider if this gifted flight time does slow the game down thru their eyes.
Untouched Referees / Goalkeepers stall for time...equally lone Leapers are afforded a safe perimeter
Climb high enough...then sure! You can buy a split second advantage, enough to win the game... Goal!