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    Alderweireld interview

    As ever he comes over as a pretty decent, down to earth, friend and family oriented guy who tends to avoid the limelight. As such I have been pretty shocked by the seeming need to triple wages and alleged falling out with Poch over it. But that is football these days, I suppose.
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    So, they've gone with a guy who did pretty well at a club just behind the big boys in Spain (a bit like Arsenal), who won the Europa League (which Arsenal are in), whose worked with DOFs (which Arsenal have turned to), has worked with French players (who Arsenal always seem to have a lot of) and...
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    Name the FA Cup Winners

    I got 13 too, but I have become a fickle football fan just watching one team. I couldn't tell you who won 8 of the last ten (I know the last two cos we got to the semis and I was a little interested). Last final I watched, we won!
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's all laugh at Liverpool thread

    Walking out before the semi-final second leg after 17 years working with Klopp...definitely a strange one. It'd be like Jesus suddenly leaving. It's bound to have some sort of impact considering he was known as 'the brain' of the partnership!
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's All Laugh At West Ham

    I don't think you are exaggerating. I was at another 80's game in Bremen where we couldn't see the far end of the pitch at all due to the fog. Come the final whistle my friend gets up to leave not realizing there had been a late equalizer and extra time was coming. There wasn't a scoreboard...
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's All Laugh At West Ham

    I would have been listening to that one on the radio (as we did). Have just seen it on You Tube and I may have had a better 'view' on the radio! I don't think they'd play it these days. Those were the days; the Spurs bench actually was one very long bench. Have to smile.
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    Spurs show interest in Neves

    Which player almost won the Championship Player of the Season? I like Onomah, but he hasn't done anything near as well as Neves. Surprised to find Neves is a month younger but has played (for Porto and Wolves) twice as many games as Onomah. I don't expect us to get Neves and hope Onomah gets...
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's All Laugh At West Ham

    "There used to be a football club over there..." couldn't be more apt. Imagine Levy texting fifteen minutes before kick off about watching something else... As a fellow football fan I gotta feel a bit sorry for them. The "it's like looking through the wrong end of a telescope" brought back...
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    The Cricket Thread

    So, the leadership 'group' was a massive group of 2, and the sticky tape to pick up dirt was actually sandpaper.... Subterfuge, deception, blatant lies or what? I'm surprised CA aren't shouting "FAKE NEWS'...
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    Player Watch Player Watch: Erik Lamela

    To put it simply, Mason was there, with Poch and Lamela, so his 'opinion' that Lamela had an awful lot to do with our change in fortunes, loves playing more than any player he's met, always gives 100% and trains as hard as anyone suggests to me that Erik will be in Poch's plans next year. I...
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    Player Watch Player Watch: Erik Lamela

    Sooooooooo, re Lamela, should I be trusting seanwhite that he's not met expectations, or Ryan Mason who feels he is one of the reasons why Tottenham have improved and kicked on..... To be fair we all had huge, possibly too huge, probably deluded expectations, but for all the injuries and...
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    Toby's wage demands

    Liverpool paid more for VVD and everyone seems to rate Toby higher. I merely ponder what is possible. The club, it is said, may be willing to sell. We are unlikely to let Toby go for much less. If he he doesn't sign a new contract, we get 15 more months of one of the best CH and our...
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    'Celebrity Fans'

    'Rick Grimes' is a very good friend (back to school days) of the Exeter City boss (the second longest serving manager after Wenger) and is sometimes seen at their games. Who he supports I'm not certain, but my brother says he also pops into our local Spar shop (the only shop in the village)...
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    Toby's wage demands

    So, we sell Toby for a World record fee for a defender, and (try to) bring in Sessegnon and Malcolm. We'd have the funds. Alternatively Toby signs a new contract at the rate the club can afford. I love Toby, but his injury record suggests that selling now may not be such a bad thing (if we...
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    Let's All Laugh At... Lets all laugh at Man City

    Sadly, me too. They're a great team, but the article simply highlights how much the owners don't really care about football. It's a PR exercise for some very dubious people. All quite ironic when "let's keep it to football matters" sounds right, yet that's what the PR exercise wants us to...