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smiling badger

Erm, dont England play soon?

Against those from where Mr JTS comes from?
bearing

yes
Forest

Do they?
bearing

Have done, yes
Grind

I half watched it and was less than impressed.

Obviously this isn't a new opinion, but why can't we just get rid of that stupid fucking "band" and the whole horribly played God Save the Queen/Rule Britannia/Great Escape bollocks - it grates and it's plain embarrassing.
bearing

Grind wrote:
I half watched it and was less than impressed.

Obviously this isn't a new opinion, but why can't we just get rid of that stupid fucking "band" and the whole horribly played God Save the Queen/Rule Britannia/Great Escape bollocks - it grates and it's plain embarrassing.


We played in blue the other day, now forgive me if I'm wrong but...
fartcatcher

Ranked 4th in the world. my arse.

Draw would have been farer.

If Earnshaw could hit a bovine backside with a banjo, it would have been.

Rooney was shite.

end of match report.
Dock

I haven't watched an England match since the piss poor performance against Germany in the last world cup. Unlike some of you on here I value my free time away from work and have yet to be convinced why I should give up more than an hour and a half of my evening to watch partially motivated moneyed players pretend to give half a fuck about winning international matches.
Seal

Never mind that, I had another demonstration of just how shit ITV are at presenting football.

I was out playing football last night so I thought I'd record the highlights (couldn't face the whole match if I wasn't watching it live with the help of alcohol). The recording started with the last minute of the news and the very first thing on screen was the Young goal with the the 0-0 scoreline in the corner. Could they not have avoided showing that, given that they'd just shoiwn the entire match and were about to show it again in 90 seconds for those who obviously couldn't watch it live? Wankers.
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

Dock wrote:
I haven't watched an England match since the piss poor performance against Germany in the last world cup. Unlike some of you on here I value my free time away from work and have yet to be convinced why I should give up more than an hour and a half of my evening to watch partially motivated moneyed players pretend to give half a fuck about winning international matches.


i wouldnt watch it at all if werent for the delightful Postman Pat lookalike on the touchline doing all his funny gestures and jerky walking  
lolwarlol

.....These two teams have met [insert number here] times, if you divide that number by [insert number here] add Rooney's age, multiply by the amount of times Mickey Thomas scored for Manchester United you get the number [insert number here].

Now that number is divisible by [insert number here] which gives you [insert number here] which is exactly the same number as the percentage of games these two have played at Wembley.


I facking hate football commentators.
Grind

Was there a Welsh bloke killed last night?

Strange - it seems to have disappeared off the news cycle.
Dock

Grind wrote:
Was there a Welsh bloke killed last night?

Strange - it seems to have disappeared off the news cycle.


Is that another name for the paperboy's bmx?
lolwarlol

Grind wrote:
Was there a Welsh bloke killed last night?

Strange - it seems to have disappeared off the news cycle.


Yes, Welsh fan killed outside Wembley, six Welsh men are still in a North London police station answering questions about it. It appears this was not an English/Welsh rivals thing.

It's still getting aired here on the news.
Grind

lolwarlol wrote:
Grind wrote:
Was there a Welsh bloke killed last night?

Strange - it seems to have disappeared off the news cycle.


Yes, Welsh fan killed outside Wembley, six Welsh men are still in a North London police station answering questions about it. It appears this was not an English/Welsh rivals thing.

It's still getting aired here on the news.


So I'm not hearing things then?!

Welsh on Welsh? I guess there might be an obvious rivalry, but whatever the (lame) reasons, this sort of thing is horrible to contemplate.

Dock may have a point after all.
Late Doors

Like Dock,I lost so much love for the England team during the world cup, a proper disgrace. Stlll want em to do well but simply cannot get right behind em now. ITV is surely the worst. Although I liked it when John Hartson asked just what the hell Fabbio was on about at his post match interview just at the same time the rest of the nation was asking the same thing.

Bad luck for the Welsh i thought, Great shape and game plan and should have nicked an equaliser. And that band should hang up their brass now, its embarrassing.
bearing

I've not really liked the national side for a good few years now, I muster up a bit of excitement for the big tournaments and watched the England matches in the World Cup but even then I wasn't overly excitable...

I'd rather see the Welsh lads do well than our bunch of knobheads...
fartcatcher

They all have too much money. The only ones who looked like they were trying were the young ones.

No longer is there any pride in pulling on an England shirt for many of these guys. Particularly if it's a different feckin' colour every time.
smiling badger

I feel as though at times that i'm almost willing them to get stuffed. Just dont have an ounce of passion to see them do well as they dont seem to have the desire to do well for their fans or country.
Late Doors

Two goals have just been scored whilst i was on here and i havent noticed. I'm begining tothink they don't matter anymore
Late Doors

Does this mean we are pretty good now? at least fourth best in the world
fartcatcher

Another meaningless goal each for Lampard and Rooney. Pity they can't do it when it matters.
Late Doors

know what you mean but i think scum and cess fans might disagree
grunt

That Wilshere is good, him and Brown in midfield, we'd be sorted.
Dock

Apparently the national side play tomorrow against San Marino. I had no idea until Papa Dock mentioned it to me on the phone tonight. Won't be watching it like.

PS I also heard today that Greg Dyke has been appointed chairman of the F.A.

It's too daft to laugh at.
Frazier Cranium

He's been chairman of Brentford for ages, Dock.

And it's Van Dyke Dock, Van Dyke
Dock

Frazier Cranium wrote:
He's been chairman of Brentford for ages, Dock.

And it's Van Dyke Dock, Van Dyke


I know his history and he has experience in the sport but he is also a man that congratulated the FA on rebuilding Wembley when most of us saw it as fucking disgusting how long we went without a national stadium. Anyway football fans are mugs who put up with having their game run by questionable individuals. One more wont matter will it.
Frazier Cranium

Dock Van Dyke.

Oh forget it!
Dock

Frazier Cranium wrote:
Dock Van Dyke.

Oh forget it!


Ooh ooh I get it now. Good one Codge! You should know by now I'm not always very speedy on the uptake. 50/10
Frazier Cranium

I've heard you like taking it up the Van Dyke, not sure if that's relevant though
Dock

Frazier Cranium wrote:
I've heard you like taking it up the Van Dyke, not sure if that's relevant though


I've heard you bum men for money but I'd never put it on a forum. Er.....
Frazier Cranium

In your dreams fella, in your dreams.





ps you still owe me that 10
Dock

Frazier Cranium wrote:
In your dreams fella, in your dreams.





ps you still owe me that 10


You said you weren't going to mention that.

*coughs up*
fartcatcher

may actually watch the game tomorrow as it promises more excitement than the average England borefest.

Shrek to get sent off 29th minute.
fartcatcher

lucky to get a draw in the end.

Shrek misses open goal in the second minute with 'an amazing piece of skill'*.
Montenegro has a population roughly equal to Leeds.

But without the high quality retail outlets obviously.

*Andy Townsend
Heyho

Ahh but Gerrard did one, sorry two, things in the whole 90 minutes which will guarantee his place for another decade.

That second half was utterly appaling. Not helped by that bloke singing over the tannoy for most of it.
sheeps

Heyho wrote:
Ahh but Gerrard did one, sorry two, things in the whole 90 minutes which will guarantee his place for another decade.

That second half was utterly appaling. Not helped by that bloke singing over the tannoy for most of it.


All true.

I think the bloke had a megaphone or the like, FIFA would not allow that over the tannoy.
Late Doors

For as long as i can remember an England qualifier would see at least five of us gather in the pub with dozens of others to watch it. Last week we barely recognised there was a game on. I watched it on the settee in a semi interested slob out way I'd watch a nature documentary.  I didn't need any confirmation about how little the England team matter these days but what an insipid joke our national team playing our national game has become. Montenegro were a decent extremely hard working organised team. Bar a couple of exceptions we were a collection of billy big timers utterly devoid of fluency, intelligence and collective tempo. Utter shite, thank you South Africa class of 2010 for putting me out of the England misery.
fartcatcher

The trouble with football is that there is too much competition. We should focus on cricket and rugby where only countries who used to be in the british empire are allowed to play.
fartcatcher

What a fucking shower. I've seen Sunday League players who can trap and pass a ball better than that lot, and after 8 pints, a chicken tikka masala and about four hours sleep as well.
bearing

I didn't watch it, heard the arrogance of Gerrard earler on the radio though basically suggesting we'd got qualification in the bag.
sheeps

It was dire.

As FC said, control and passing the basic staple of the game was less than poor.
Nyles O Cranium

I thought the first half was a reasonable tussle but blimey, the second was WORSE than dire.
fartcatcher

Whenever an England manager picks James (check back) Milner, you know they are after the draw.

The least creative England midfielder since Ray Wilkins.

We did well to get rid of him.
Forest

fartcatcher wrote:
Whenever an England manager picks James (check back) Milner, you know they are after the draw.

The least creative England midfielder since Ray Wilkins.

We did well to get rid of him.


I'm not sure but was Hodgson playing Milner as a winger last night?
fartcatcher

Forest wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:
Whenever an England manager picks James (check back) Milner, you know they are after the draw.

The least creative England midfielder since Ray Wilkins.

We did well to get rid of him.


I'm not sure but was Hodgson playing Milner as a winger last night?


well he was rubbish wherever he was playing  
Frazier Cranium

I think he was a wing back, that poor blighter who has to attack down the wing as well as nullify the threat from the opposing winger on that side.  Ukraine are supposedly well known for having great wingers and in fairness to Milner, if that's the case then he did his defensive duties very well.

It's a good result, I don't know what the criticism's for really, we're crap and we've been crap for ages, none of it is exactly a surprise.
sheeps

They have a game in the future.
fartcatcher

Would have been a good night at the club last night if the bitter hadn't tasted like stale guinness.

Much twerking went on when goal 3 went in.
Dock

Un-fucking-believable. End of dispatch.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/...ball-match-wembley-war?CMP=twt_gu
fartcatcher

probably a shi-ite game
Grind

fartcatcher wrote:
probably a shi-ite game


Heh, heh.
sheeps

Dock wrote:
Un-fucking-believable. End of dispatch.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/...ball-match-wembley-war?CMP=twt_gu



What a cunt, wonder if we would have a minutes silence for the innocent men, women and children we murdered whilst there.

End of dispatch.
Grind

Dropped ball.
fartcatcher

Now that Rooney has actually scored from a free kick at the twentieth attempt i look forward to watching him hoof them over the bar in a Steven Gerrard style for the next five years.
Frazier Cranium

I watched this with my eyes shut.  Good choice I think.
Grind

The San Marino game was on live here, but the Estonia game wasn't.

Sounds like they did me a favo(u)r - I did quite enjoy watching the San Marino GK in particular. Not bad for an accountant.......

.....speaking of total amateur-types: I scored with a spectacularly spawny (even though I meant it, honest) volley from outside of the box yesterday in our 3-0 win over (mostly) Brazillian types from Woburn (we have a couple in our team from Colombia). *

It won't ever happen again, so I thought I'd let absolutely everyone on the planet know, because it's obvious how much you lot care about my burgeoning sixth-decade footballing career.

* We are now W5, D0, L1 on the ten game season and play the league leaders from North Andover (our one L) next week. Exciting or what? **

** What.
Frazier Cranium

Break a leg mate!
fartcatcher

.....speaking of total amateur-types: I scored with a spectacularly spawny (even though I meant it, honest) volley from outside of the box yesterday in our 3-0 win over (mostly) Brazillian types from Woburn (we have a couple in our team from Colombia). *

have you got your own signature goal celebration?
Grind

fartcatcher wrote:
.....speaking of total amateur-types: I scored with a spectacularly spawny (even though I meant it, honest) volley from outside of the box yesterday in our 3-0 win over (mostly) Brazillian types from Woburn (we have a couple in our team from Colombia). *

have you got your own signature goal celebration?


If "completely dumbfounded" counts, then yes.
Grind

So much for that then - we lost 4-0 this week.
Frazier Cranium

Crap baskets.
Grind

Frazier Cranium wrote:
Crap baskets.


Indeed. I would say that coughing up a lame penalty in the first minute wasn't the best strategy.

Oh well, I guess we won't be playing in Europe next season.
Grind

A weird season - we ended up P10, W8, D0, L2, but this wasn't enough to get us promoted, let alone make the interdivisional play-offs. Bollocks.

Let's hope England do better, eh?
Late Doors

I bet your pitch was in better condition
fartcatcher

Wembley only fit for bog-snorkelling after those leviathans trampling all over it at the weekend.
Grind

fartcatcher wrote:
Wembley only fit for bog-snorkelling after those leviathans trampling all over it at the weekend.


That's the problem we have here - the center (sic) of the pitch is like something out of the First World War. *

* Only this time, the Yanks turned up at the start...
Late Doors

Didnt realise England were playing Spain tonight. Dunno how long ill stick with it but they look a much better team without Rooney. Not that i have anything against the lad, i dont mind him but his best days are a long way back aren't they?
Heyho

Late Doors wrote:
Didnt realise England were playing Spain tonight. Dunno how long ill stick with it but they look a much better team without Rooney. Not that i have anything against the lad, i dont mind him but his best days are a long way back aren't they?


Agree with you LD. I've never disliked Rooney. Always had a good work rate but England need to move forward.

Don't think they are quite there. Still need a midfield general I think as they are all a bit niaive and light weight for me.

Spains first goal was down to them conceding possession in the oppositions penalty area. Should never have been able to get down field especially when  2-0 up and 6 mins remaining. Lad took the goal well though.
Grind

Agree with the above. There's still something "not quite right" about the England team, although they're not as painful to watch as they sometimes have been recently.

I was trying to work out if we looked good in the first half or if they looked bad. I suspect the latter.

They definitely started to outplay us once Morata and Isco made it onto the pitch. It didn't help that we lost Lallana early either.

The old Spain would've won fairly easily?
Late Doors

They are so naive and brittle, that's why they do shag all in competitions. They had that game sewn up last night. Defended well except in the last third for the least 15 minutes. You play a team like Spain or anybody for that matter when they mean business and everybody has to defend including the attack and you do not piss away possession like England did time and time again by trying the quick first time pass forward hoping to "catch them on the break"  Good defenders are just too good for that to come off and Spain intercepted everything to quickly go back onto the attack.

That silly young pillock who came on looked like he was going through the motions for another England Cap to his name. He's supposed to be our great hope isnt he? but to me he represented everything I don't like about watching England these days. He thought the game was won and didn't have to bust a gut working. He gave away the first goal with his slackness and did fuck all to give the midfielders any options to keep possession.  Shame really for most of the players who looked like they really wanted it.
Heyho

I've said it before but we are seeing the product of this over coached FA system that strips out any natural mentality and turns them into zonal animals i.e. you live in that triangle on the pitch or else.

They may have more technical ability than the likes of Bryan Robson, Stuart Pearce, Tony Adams etc but they have had that thought process coached out of them which says a football pitch is 100yds x 60yds
fartcatcher

Rooney's the latest 'senior' player to be retained in the national team beyond his sell-by date (see also Beckham, Gerrard, Lampard).

We seems to have had dozens of promising young players over the last ten years who have never delivered.

I blame the Premiership. Too much money too soon. No real interest in playing for their country.

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