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by northbank123
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: On the Terraces
Topic: ALL Transfer talk - merged thread
Replies: 4389
Views: 196320

Re: ALL Transfer talk - merged thread

Barcelona signed Mike van Beijnen on the same day as Frenkie de Jong (75m euros). Bizarrely van Beijnen was given a 100m euros buyout clause - however he only managed 8 appearances as an unused sub for Barca B team before being sold to a no-mark Turkish side.

Can anybody guess what his dad does?
by northbank123
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: On the Terraces
Topic: Palace (A) PL 11/01 @ 12:30
Replies: 259
Views: 7528

Re: Palace (A) PL 11/01 @ 12:30

100% would have taken the same decision.

That’s some mighty fine work.
by northbank123
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: On the Terraces
Topic: VAR
Replies: 367
Views: 21653

Re: VAR

VAR and the new handball rule combine again to brilliant effect at Old Trafford.
by northbank123
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: On the Terraces
Topic: other matches this weekend
Replies: 3028
Views: 123650

Re: other matches this weekend

Agüero class but not Henry.

That is all.
by northbank123
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: On the Terraces
Topic: VAR
Replies: 367
Views: 21653

Re: VAR

Amusing to see Sky saying nothing about City fans chanting “FUCK VAR” repeatedly. Any other time there is half a suggestion that people at home might be able to discern a swear word, they feel the need to “apologise to the viewers at home if they might have heard some colourful language”. The word f...
by northbank123
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: On the Terraces
Topic: Palace (A) PL 11/01 @ 12:30
Replies: 259
Views: 7528

Re: Palace (A) PL 11/01 @ 12:30

Xhaka looks like less of a car crash alongside Torreira because Arteta has clearly decided that Torreira is the one that should be dropping in to get the ball off the defenders. Not a bad idea to stop Xhaka getting the ball under pressure, although nowhere near as good an idea as selling him.
by northbank123
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: On the Terraces
Topic: Palace (A) PL 11/01 @ 12:30
Replies: 259
Views: 7528

Re: Palace (A) PL 11/01 @ 12:30

The issue with that logic being that nobody with half a fucking brain views Xhaka as key to our system. The guy would get into very few if any other PL teams. He is an absolute carthorse, gives possession away in dangerous areas more than any player I’ve ever seen, walking yellow card, useless going...
by northbank123
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: On the Terraces
Topic: Palace (A) PL 11/01 @ 12:30
Replies: 259
Views: 7528

Re: Palace (A) PL 11/01 @ 12:30

Agree Rodders, it’s a fucking joke. You can have four video assistant refs and every decision scrutinised by a majority decision, but as long as it’s the same pricks bottling decisions out on the pitch it’ll be a disaster. Not sending off Jorginho wasn’t an error of judgment, it was a complete bottl...
by northbank123
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: On the Terraces
Topic: VAR
Replies: 367
Views: 21653

Re: VAR

And that is ultimately the test of VAR and why it will never work. Ignoring the stupid offside calls, will they have the balls to call out diving cheats and dirty bastards in big moments? Will they fuck! Mane’s massive dive against Leicester to win the game in the last minute, never in danger of bei...
by northbank123
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: On the Terraces
Topic: Palace (A) PL 11/01 @ 12:30
Replies: 259
Views: 7528

Re: Palace (A) PL 11/01 @ 12:30

Two things that have been blindingly obvious for a while and will continue for the rest of the season at least stopped us winning that game: 1. This is a way of playing which requires exceptional fitness. The pattern of us playing well for 55-70 minutes and then falling off a cliff is going to conti...
by northbank123
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: On the Terraces
Topic: AFTV gone too far
Replies: 30
Views: 2774

Re: AFTV gone too far

Attention-seeking social media wankers in ill-thought attention-seeking bullshit scandal.

STOP PRESS.
by northbank123
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: On the Terraces
Topic: VAR
Replies: 367
Views: 21653

Re: VAR

Much prefer VAR when it’s fucking over West Ham in stoppage time.

Can see myself buying into it if it keeps that up.
by northbank123
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: On the Terraces
Topic: Spuds or Victims
Replies: 605
Views: 42687

Re: Spuds or Victims

Mourinho barely managed to get the mask on before it slipped this time.

Bitter as fuck. Just a matter of time before he starts moaning about their failure to sign players and bleating on about how they were heading towards relegation under Pochettino.
by northbank123
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: On the Terraces
Topic: ALL Transfer talk - merged thread
Replies: 4389
Views: 196320

Re: ALL Transfer talk - merged thread

Whilst our squad is clearly not good enough, I think we need to be cautious in terms of buying players. Clearly we could do with quality in defence and we are very light in CM (especially if he does the right thing and moves on Xhaka). However, we absolutely do not want to get caught in the trap of ...
by northbank123
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: On the Terraces
Topic: Mikel Arteta, success or failure?
Replies: 552
Views: 18306

Re: Mikel Arteta, success or failure?

The biggest thing was that we missed Torreira. He has been excellent last few games - always showing deep for the ball, disciplined, tenacious out of possession in hassling opponents and winning the ball back. Even Xhaka has looked ok next to him as he hasn’t had to look for possession under pressur...

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