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Football / Re: The other games today 2019/20
« Last post by ponsaelius on Today at 09:46:32 PM »
Play offs are a bit of a joke, like. One off game and Ireland are probably gonna be away.

Well not really, you have to win at least 2 games to qualify (semi and a final).
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Football / Re: The other games today 2019/20
« Last post by Disco on Today at 09:44:27 PM »
Pretty sure every team in the playoffs regardless of group is absolute f***ing dogshit; either in players, style or a healthy mix of both.
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Football / Re: The other games today 2019/20
« Last post by Joe_F on Today at 09:44:05 PM »
Play offs are a bit of a joke, like. One off game and Ireland are probably gonna be away.
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Football / Re: The other games today 2019/20
« Last post by tgarve on Today at 09:43:53 PM »
One for the footballing pet hates thread there at the end: Schmeichel takes 30 seconds to take a goal kick in added time, ref gives him a card then doesn't add a single second on.

Agree with that fully ,
Also, minimum of 4 minutes , blows on 3.55 when there’s a foul
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Chat / Re: The Job Thread
« Last post by Gallowgate Toon on Today at 09:43:38 PM »
London’s mint tho.

It is. I was unsure about moving but it's class. It did help that I already had friends already down here, mind.
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Football / Re: The other games today 2019/20
« Last post by Wullie on Today at 09:42:58 PM »
One for the footballing pet hates thread there at the end: Schmeichel takes 30 seconds to take a goal kick in added time, ref gives him a card then doesn't add a single second on.
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Football / Re: The other games today 2019/20
« Last post by Decky on Today at 09:41:05 PM »
Gave it everything, played well and should have won. f*** it, not over yet.
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Football / Re: (Still) Third division sunderland hire Phil Parkinson
« Last post by Wallsendmag on Today at 09:40:14 PM »
Sunderland’s Academy and set up can’t be at the level it was a few short years ago. They’re not exactly flush with cash, good luck with your choice.

Standard of coaching/facilities won’t have changed much at that level surely? I’m in no doubt it has higher up the ages though. Either way, we are treating it just as an extra bit of training. He started Futsal 2 weeks back and was quickly moved up to an older age/advanced level group and the standard of coaching, sessions and talent among the kids is some of the best I’ve seen/experienced so it will be good to gauge what the pro level standard is like against that for example which is essentially a franchise ran by two young lads with a mix of kids girls and boys varying in ages and ability but all equally skilful. Future of our game in England may just be getting even more healthier.

There’s a quote from Methven about the loan they’ve just taken “The money will be used largely to improve various things around the club. Some of it might sound very uninteresting, but we believe they're important. Fixing the speakers at the Stadium of Light, for example, or the lift at the Academy of Light is broken and needs fixing. These are quite significant payments to make, and this new investment will help that"

They’re scrimping and saving all over the place and are clearly struggling with running costs. Nufc need heavy investment in their youth set up to be where it really should be but it should stable. It’s a difficult choice. If Sunderland don’t get promoted the consequences will be felt at all levels.

Doesn’t read well does it, as ever when owners f*** up, it’s the genuine people who suffer like staff, coaches and kids. That’s what I hate the most about NUFC because when it comes to NUFC vs SAFC and my boy and other Geordie kids, there should never be a choice between the two. Sadly it seems even if the people behind the scenes do care so much, the club itself doesn’t give a f*** one way or another which is seen at every level of the club, none morse so than senior/first team level.

Rafa could have relegated us last year and I’ll always respect and be grateful to the man for fighting for the good cause of all those people at the academy and training ground to make things bigger and better for them all, unlike the f***ing owner.

A club like NUFC should never ever fail off the field, but it has and will continue to do as long as Ashley is around while our local rivals prosper and our local talent go elsewhere or end up not getting the best standard of coaching, training, facilities to train and learn. That will be the biggest lasting damage not a relegation or the sale of some land or getting knocked out of a cup.

Seriously, if NUFC come in for my kid, I’d tell them where to go. Not because of the coaches or poor facilities, but because the club does not give a f*** about any of that where as the likes of sunderland clearly do. I don’t want that kind of environment for my son as much as I don’t want to go and pay to watch the team under Steve Bruce surrounded by SD signs all-around while the owner and his cronies sit in their ivory towers grinning away laughing at all these mugs which is what we are or would be if we did go, if we sent our kids there or if we continued supporting this joke of a club who doesn’t even support the very people who keep it ducking going. From Rafa to joe bloggs in the canteen using a kettle to boil the players’ baths.



I would say Newcastle have had much more higher quality youngsters come through so your point being it large ‘ doesn’t really make sense when talking about Sunderland

Pickford and Henderson vs who at NUFC exactly? It’s not about players coming through always as well, it’s about the standard of coaching, education, training, facilities etc. kids receive and at NUFC its way lower than at SAFC and has been for some time and will continue to be until more of a f*** is given towards it.

My mates nephew (Kel Watts) has been at NUFC for over a Decade now and loves it. Think he's out on loan at Stevenage at the moment. My nephew is currently at Sunderland and is thinking about wrapping in (if he gets kept on) after Xmas as they are becoming far too demanding for a boy of his age (8).

Expecting him to go to school Monday-Friday then go down to the bottom end of the country on a Saturday for a tournament, then play in a game at the AOL on a sunday, thus preventing him from playing for his Sunday team with his mates. The team they discovered him at.
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Football / Re: (Still) Third division sunderland hire Phil Parkinson
« Last post by tgarve on Today at 09:39:05 PM »
Sunderland’s Academy and set up can’t be at the level it was a few short years ago. They’re not exactly flush with cash, good luck with your choice.

Standard of coaching/facilities won’t have changed much at that level surely? I’m in no doubt it has higher up the ages though. Either way, we are treating it just as an extra bit of training. He started Futsal 2 weeks back and was quickly moved up to an older age/advanced level group and the standard of coaching, sessions and talent among the kids is some of the best I’ve seen/experienced so it will be good to gauge what the pro level standard is like against that for example which is essentially a franchise ran by two young lads with a mix of kids girls and boys varying in ages and ability but all equally skilful. Future of our game in England may just be getting even more healthier.

There’s a quote from Methven about the loan they’ve just taken “The money will be used largely to improve various things around the club. Some of it might sound very uninteresting, but we believe they're important. Fixing the speakers at the Stadium of Light, for example, or the lift at the Academy of Light is broken and needs fixing. These are quite significant payments to make, and this new investment will help that"

They’re scrimping and saving all over the place and are clearly struggling with running costs. Nufc need heavy investment in their youth set up to be where it really should be but it should stable. It’s a difficult choice. If Sunderland don’t get promoted the consequences will be felt at all levels.

Doesn’t read well does it, as ever when owners f*** up, it’s the genuine people who suffer like staff, coaches and kids. That’s what I hate the most about NUFC because when it comes to NUFC vs SAFC and my boy and other Geordie kids, there should never be a choice between the two. Sadly it seems even if the people behind the scenes do care so much, the club itself doesn’t give a f*** one way or another which is seen at every level of the club, none morse so than senior/first team level.

Rafa could have relegated us last year and I’ll always respect and be grateful to the man for fighting for the good cause of all those people at the academy and training ground to make things bigger and better for them all, unlike the f***ing owner.

A club like NUFC should never ever fail off the field, but it has and will continue to do as long as Ashley is around while our local rivals prosper and our local talent go elsewhere or end up not getting the best standard of coaching, training, facilities to train and learn. That will be the biggest lasting damage not a relegation or the sale of some land or getting knocked out of a cup.

Seriously, if NUFC come in for my kid, I’d tell them where to go. Not because of the coaches or poor facilities, but because the club does not give a f*** about any of that where as the likes of sunderland clearly do. I don’t want that kind of environment for my son as much as I don’t want to go and pay to watch the team under Steve Bruce surrounded by SD signs all-around while the owner and his cronies sit in their ivory towers grinning away laughing at all these mugs which is what we are or would be if we did go, if we sent our kids there or if we continued supporting this joke of a club who doesn’t even support the very people who keep it ducking going. From Rafa to joe bloggs in the canteen using a kettle to boil the players’ baths.



I would say Newcastle have had much more higher quality youngsters come through so your point being it large ‘ doesn’t really make sense when talking about Sunderland

Pickford and Henderson vs who at NUFC exactly? It’s not about players coming through always as well, it’s about the standard of coaching, education, training, facilities etc. kids receive and at NUFC its way lower than at SAFC and has been for some time and will continue to be until more of a f*** is given towards it.

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Football / Re: The England Thread
« Last post by WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Today at 09:34:55 PM »
I thought Hodgson had some good ideas until he decided to take zero wide players to Euro 2016, put Harry Kane on corners and was generally needlessly negative (nee strikers by the end against Russia, for instance). f*** knows what was going on there, should never have done as poorly as we did.

Paid €80 for a ticket for that 0-0 against Slovakia in St Etienne. Proportionally, the biggest waste of money I've ever spent. Absolutely rotten.
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