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|Bayern Munich Vs PSG|
at 22:02 7 Apr 2021
I have to admit, most European Championship games bore me to tears and I usually give up at some point but this game was pure football entertainment. Both sides played to win. I know Pochettino left us with a bit of a sour taste but I have to admit to liking him and I do enjoy watching his style of football.
|JWP and England|
at 13:51 5 Apr 2021
JWP has in the main been immense for Saints this season (though I suspect I_Would will strongly disagree) and I think I am right in saying he has not missed a match.
I did not expect him to be available yesterday given his unavailability for England on Tuesday and coming home, but I think this is now twice in the last 12 months where JWP has dropped out of an England game supposedly due to a minor injury only to be available to play for the next league game shortly afterwards.
JWP showed promise in the 2 England games he played and arguably was one of the better players but I suspect his flakiness in respect of being available and wanting to play for England when it matters is likely to have ruled him out of contention for a tournament place.
I have always been somewhat cynical and disparaging of England players that seem to have injuries for certain internationals only to be available for their club either side of them and then available for the tournaments.
Ralph seemed to indicate that JWP had placed priority over club rather than country by deciding to come home.
There is no doubting JWP commitment to the club and Saints and his being available yesterday undoubtedly helped us but do people think that his injuries for England have been convenient rather than real or is it possible that he had been given the indication that he was unlikely to be picked for Poland and he thought he may as well come home then? I must admit, the media played little attention to his contribution in the 2 games he did play and they still went on about when Henderson returns as if it is a given, even though for the life of me I cannot make out why!
|Finding Jack Charlton|
at 22:40 29 Mar 2021
Don't know how many of you have watched this, but an emotional watch. Not an easy man to love and from a different era but he stayed true to himself and to what he believed in.
at 21:49 25 Mar 2021
Well done tonight JWP. Ok, it was San Marino but you did yourself proud and that is all you can do, whatever the opposition.
|That Liverpool win at home|
at 20:35 14 Mar 2021
Was this the game that changed our season? Was the emotion and the desire to win this game above all else the undoing of our team and our manager? The tears at the end seemed incongruous when you see the dignified manner of other managers that have beaten Liverpool - and there have been a few this season. What was it that made that game so important to Ralph to win? Neither the team or the manager has been the same since.
To be fair, there were signs of struggling before that game - struggling to score, which has been as much our undoing as failure to defend at times but it's as if that Liverpool game was our hiatus, our cup final, the defining moment for our manager, when in fact it should have just been another game, another 3 points, another win and then onto the next game.
|WBA Vs Newcastle|
at 13:46 7 Mar 2021
Trying to watch some of this match and I have to say, it is truly awful. The football is pure dross from both sides.
Ally McCoist was asked where he thought the match would figure on MOTD and he responded - Tuesday. Then he was asked for MOTM and when he named his player he said - "simply for having the audacity of putting his foot on the ball once and attempting a pass". Quite funny and quick for someone diagnosed with early signs of Alzheimers.
at 10:24 7 Mar 2021
I was thinking of you yesterday when Che Adams did his slide after he scored and wondered (if Ings does depart) whether you will change your forum name to Che or Adams knees slide.
As you can tell - I am living life to the full and despite all the things that are happening in the world, it is matters like this that are at the forefront of my mind.
Have a good weekend.
at 20:17 28 Feb 2021
A very decent honest footballer, coach and gentleman.
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