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Offline triggs

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Re: Football Things on TV
« Reply #950 on: Sunday 19 August 2018, 11:13:31 PM »
Should do a doc on their murdering owners next
"Lots of young fellas runnin' around in shorts, that's the kind of think you like looking at, and I bet you like that too, only you're probably imagining what they'd look like without shorts, you're sitting there imagining that with a big smile on your face, ya dirty fecker"

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« Reply #951 on: Sunday 19 August 2018, 11:32:58 PM »
There needs to be more stuff like this tbh, shows the human faces behind football. When you think about it other than on the pitch and the tedious post match interviews you actually don't see much of the players and their personalities. Sports journalism as a general rule is so poor and rumour based it's nice to see behind the scenes.

The hyperbole around football is generated by that vacuum with words like mercenary, traitor, hero etc. A more balanced and nuanced style of journalism needs to come to the fore.

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Offline Paulie Walnuts

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« Reply #952 on: Tuesday 21 August 2018, 08:06:10 PM »
Such a slick operation from top to bottom - reeks of professionalism, albeit because they have the money to do so.

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« Reply #953 on: Friday 24 August 2018, 11:35:00 PM »
Just finished the Man City series. Very slick, as you say, but found it a bit dull tbh. Kompany comes across particularly well - seems like a really likeable and articulate bloke. Similarly, De Bruyne seemed like a great pro - quiet but a leader on and off the pitch.

Walker and Delph came across as absolute f***ing bellends.

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« Reply #954 on: Friday 24 August 2018, 11:38:07 PM »
Delph seemed thick as mince, came across as a PFM graduate.
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« Reply #955 on: Friday 24 August 2018, 11:40:17 PM »
that Brandon lad was funny - like a Man City Pilkington - players loved him - been there for a few years too - good to see.

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« Reply #956 on: Saturday 25 August 2018, 12:14:59 AM »
that Brandon lad was funny - like a Man City Pilkington - players loved him - been there for a few years too - good to see.

Aye. Seemed a decent chap.

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« Reply #957 on: Saturday 25 August 2018, 12:15:40 AM »
Watched the first episode, cleverly narrated and presented and kind of interesting from a football nerd perspective if you like, but nothing revealing and almost exclusively scripted to sell the Man City brand and narrative under their owners to a wider audience. What it does serve is that since we were both taken over, we have went from being a club Man City couldn’t compete with to a club we may as well be in a different sport to as there is no comparison. I wouldn’t be watching that if it were us being documented with ease or a feeling of satisfaction mind. There is a kind of fakeness about Man City IMO, basically the Las Vegas of football. Would I swap places with them? Idealistically no, but if you can’t beat them join them and I know enough about the history of our game to accept that football today isn’t so different to football of yester year in many ways.

Fans lost their clubs to rich and powerful owners or business well before Englamd were even winning the WC in ‘66 on TV to a world wide audience...

Today though it’s deviated so much from its roots and is far too commercialised and relies on wealthy people, business’ and TV companies to the point where TV companies could replace real fans with CGi and sound effects if they wanted to so irrelevant are fans nowadays in the grand scheme of things when it comes to them being the benefactor of their clubs.
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« Reply #958 on: Saturday 25 August 2018, 01:53:42 AM »
Just finished the Man City series. Very slick, as you say, but found it a bit dull tbh. Kompany comes across particularly well - seems like a really likeable and articulate bloke. Similarly, De Bruyne seemed like a great pro - quiet but a leader on and off the pitch.

Walker and Delph came across as absolute f***ing bellends.

Enjoyed Mendy always having a laugh,his personality must be great to have in a team. Some player too!

Also liked Bernardo silva and don't mind Walker tbh. Would definitely get f***ed off with Delph though,he thinks he's far better than he actually is.

Also expected Pep to be a lot more tactical,I know they cut a lot of his tactics out as to not give anything away but a lot of what he said tactics wise was quite obvious,it seems he really struggles tactically against teams that attack too. A lot of the defeats were against teams that decided to have a right go at attacking them.

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« Reply #959 on: Saturday 25 August 2018, 05:59:37 AM »
just watched the last episode of All or Nothing.

it had me thinking do we at NUFC have these sort of backroom staff ?  :lol:   its on a level very few can comprehend, the training centre is incredible, its an insight into a machine, a money machine. I enjoyed it but f*** me that club is on a different planet in England in every way.

i want to hate City fans but i know they stuck with them in the s*** years, would i like this at NUFC , hell yes.
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« Reply #960 on: Saturday 25 August 2018, 09:07:56 AM »
I wonder if we have a cryochamber?

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« Reply #961 on: Saturday 25 August 2018, 09:21:39 AM »
The Delph bit after the Man Utd match was class, talking about everybody needing to run more and go back to basics. Guardiola basically him to shut up as he's talking bollocks. [emoji38]
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« Reply #962 on: Saturday 25 August 2018, 09:39:21 AM »
I wonder if we have a cryochamber?


we dont even travel by first class train man, ive been in the changing rooms and its light years behind Man City, i bet many are tbf, we are tramps in comparison  :lol:
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« Reply #963 on: Saturday 25 August 2018, 09:54:09 AM »
The whole infrastructure there is geared for success - everyone pulling in the same direction. The levels of investment it’s taken to get them there so quickly is something we could only dream of. The number of backroom staff they had alone must be double the number at NUFC.

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« Reply #964 on: Saturday 25 August 2018, 10:11:36 AM »
The Delph bit after the Man Utd match was class, talking about everybody needing to run more and go back to basics. Guardiola basically him to shut up as he's talking bollocks. [emoji38]
He's an annoying little prick, like. Imagine being a genuinely world-class footballer and he's talking to you like that?
Also loved his motivational warcry before Wigan. "f***ing AGRESSIVE BOYS!" Red card. :lol:

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« Reply #965 on: Saturday 25 August 2018, 10:38:44 AM »
Thought he was being a bit of a dick to the physio too

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« Reply #966 on: Sunday 26 August 2018, 01:07:30 PM »
Binge watched the Man City thing... it’s obvious I know, but f***ing hell, compared to NUFC it’s a different sport and I’d now consider them a super club along with only a hand full of other clubs in the world who are pretty much untouchable.

What surprised me is their whole team from the players to the backroom team and even Pep all seem really likeable even the M.D.

And you have to love Vincent Kompany, that scene when he was talking to kids about Mandela and one asked what his crime was and Kompany said because he is black...

Pep is too intense for me though, I don’t think his methods would work at a club over say a span of 6 or more years as everyone would burn out and probably start on each other.

Delph came across as someone who looks way out of his depth in terms of being a footballer at that club and him shouting and balling and telling people to run and fight is probably his way of trying to fit in based on how he has been schooled in football. He come across as a bit of a dick, but I don’t think he is.

Him saying they lost against Man Utd I think because players didn’t run hard enough or get stuck in sums up British football, it’s not his fault though, that’s how he would have been instructed or coached as a kid.

Pep isn’t this all out attack attack coach, he is more tactical than I thought he would be and although he wants his team to play great football, winning is more important.

Loved the scenes with Silva with his boy, Sergio with his and Mendy seems a great character.

I hate everything about how the likes of City and Chelsea have went about becoming these elite clubs, but if you watch this documentary you can’t help but like that team. Chelsea I’ve always hated and there is nothing likeable about them or has been.

Pep though, I prefer watching Liverpool over City and other teams’ style of play, but what an individual, someone I’d love at the Toon one day. No chance though!
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Re: Football Things on TV
« Reply #967 on: Monday 27 August 2018, 01:57:46 PM »
And you have to love Vincent Kompany, that scene when he was talking to kids about Mandela and one asked what his crime was and Kompany said because he is black...

Consider winning

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« Reply #968 on: Monday 27 August 2018, 03:48:37 PM »
 :lol:

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Re: Football Things on TV
« Reply #969 on: Monday 27 August 2018, 05:30:31 PM »
Wonder what the crimes of all the people murdered and used as slaves by the Man City owners were?
"Lots of young fellas runnin' around in shorts, that's the kind of think you like looking at, and I bet you like that too, only you're probably imagining what they'd look like without shorts, you're sitting there imagining that with a big smile on your face, ya dirty fecker"

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« Reply #970 on: Monday 27 August 2018, 05:34:05 PM »
And you have to love Vincent Kompany, that scene when he was talking to kids about Mandela and one asked what his crime was and Kompany said because he is black...



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« Reply #971 on: Monday 27 August 2018, 06:12:36 PM »
I wonder if we have a cryochamber?


we dont even travel by first class train man, ive been in the changing rooms and its light years behind Man City, i bet many are tbf, we are tramps in comparison  :lol:

no need to travel by first class train when we fly to every away game.

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« Reply #972 on: Monday 27 August 2018, 06:19:12 PM »
I'm pretty sure the club does have a cryotherapy facility.

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« Reply #973 on: Monday 27 August 2018, 06:33:00 PM »
I'm pretty sure the club does have a cryotherapy facility.

Aye it’s a fridge freezer! It’s top of the rage though, it comes with bags of frozen peas to assist muscle strains etc.
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« Reply #974 on: Monday 27 August 2018, 08:23:47 PM »
I don't know about anyone else who's watched it, but I couldn't understand a f***ing word Guardiola was saying during his animated team talks. :lol: The more excited he got, the faster and worse his English got, to the point it was just gibberish.
Moving those magnets around the tactics board like a frenzied kid playing air hockey n'all.