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  1. Nothing to boast about, you'll be the loser eventually, especially with big bets on short odds.
  2. Billy Gilmour is a cog in a team. Looked great in a couple of early appearances with very good Chelsea players around him. He is young and most proberly will be a good PL player in the future. We don't need him and Rupp together, another ' cog' but lighter, playing together, someone's got to create and finish from midfield. At the moment the team is very unbalanced, too many of the same type, full backs being second grade wingers, slow center backs trying to be play makers and not defending. If I was Chelsea, I'd seriously look to recall him and give him a season in the Championship.
  3. Gunn in goal, the rest needs to be Farkes best team, if he knows what that is. Might make for a close match, although even with a 16 year old debut, I think Liverpool's weakened team, will be just too good.
  4. Isn't is obvious that he's not up to Premier standard? I know he's a big character ' in the dressing room', but the simple fact is that he's not mobile enough at this level. Keep him as a squad member maybe, as and in the Championship, but really need to improve on this important position. Also Kenny same as above. Rupp also not offering enough at this level. Tough decisions Mr Manager
  5. A great goalscoring forward, who could run fast with the ball almost sticking to his boots. Also a great wit, very dry. Made for good TV. Maybe unlucky not to have played in the World Cup final 1966, but wouldn't dream of making a fuss. Old school. RIP Jimmy Greaves.
  6. What went wrong.......... Some of the players lost the game in their heads, mostly before a ball was kicked, some others just aren't good enough at this level, but try the hardest. Football is as much a mental game, as it it an ability one. A team like Man City and the other top ones, have more belief in themselves, in every situation. The rest is mostly ****
  7. Sounds like fair comments to me, ....although the season is still very young and the 'big' games are not against the top six clubs. We will soon see if the club can finally get a foot hold back in the premier League, without a massive financial gamble or are just content to ' yo- yo' between the 2 leagues and pocket the cash. I'm pleased that the club has invested in the academy, with a big update in facilities, now it's time to seriously redevelope the stadium and expand capacity, which is just dated and cramped, by modern standards.
  8. From memory, didn't he have a brother, both from New Zealand and he left us, ended up at Bayern Munich and became European Footballer Of The Year? No fault of the club, just didn't tick all the boxes for a work permit.
  9. Fantastic ball player and great guy. Many years ago my oap parents holidaying in Spain, called into a lively Irish bar on their last night. Two glamorous couples invited them over to their table and they got chatting/ laughing etc. One was Frank Worthington, hair slinked back, cowboy boots the lot! Dad was a player of old, they talked about the game, mum danced with his mate and girlfriends. Dad joked, ' you were a bloody talented player but a play boy' ...'Yes I was and still am' 'Your mate was a player also, can't place him' 'That's Tony, Tony Currie'. Sad day, but he did it his way RIP. '
  10. ''The Malaysian aircraft was shot down by Russian soldiers'', most say by mistake but I have yet to hear any stories within Ukraine that it was shot down by Ukrainian aircraft Or even Ukrainian people..................... We have been told by family and friends within the war zone that thousands of Russian soldiers have been killed Inside of Ukraine, now news agencies are beginning to report this. The mothers of dead Russian soldiers first brought this news into the open in Russia. Their boys Did not know they were going into Ukraine to fight in many instances and their deaths have been covered up as ''heart'' attacks whilst on training exercises etc. The figure alone for Russian soldiers who invaded Ukraine and died in fighting, is above 3,500 with many more seriously injured. Russian government still says No Russian soldiers are fighting in Ukraine, a few went there on holiday! Afew hundred Ukrainians in the Donbass, are fighting for money and trying to restore a state where the ruling mafia''s scammed the region on a massive scale, non more so the former President and his son + mates. Putin and his Government is working very hard to stir up trouble and keep this war going, without Russian interference , this conflict would have died out a long while ago. people in the Donbass just want their lives back, their homes back and their kids safe, they have no fight with Western Ukraine or where ever, they never took to the streets as in Kiev, they always had to be paid or threatened with losing their jobs,to do so. Be careful of so called ''Facts'' from weirdo websites, better stick to Reuters ,BBC and Sky unless you know people on the ground there and can trust them. ............................................................................
  11. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04j2pjj/panorama-putins-gamble Even the BBC are starting to understand what''s going on in Ukraine, at least they have a man on the ground who talkes to people both sides and witnesses events unlike the majority of ''experts'' who just trawl the websites to suite their agenda or ''leanings'' I''m lucky enough to be spending most of my time in Norfolk/Suffolk, however some of my family and friends are right in the middle of the fighting, some displaced some unable to move, all Russian speaking, so believe me I know exactly how it is and why. Watch the BBC Panorama programme, the reporter makes some very good points, the will was never there for the Russian speaking people to go back to living under Russian rule, this is a fact and the Russians Had to invade, which they did many months ago , to stir it up. Russian and Ukrainian speakers are no different they Had no problem, we live side by side, drink together and so it goes on.............. Even now people will get over this, its in their DNA to shrug off hardship and war, this has always amazed me how Ukrainian/Russians can fight, be brutal towards each other, then forgive. There''s still a good to even chance this dangerous conflict can be resolved. Putin has gambled, it seemed the perfect time, what with the distraction of Syria/Iraq, UK split, and also having a lot of the Western countries relying on Russian money and Gas. Also the West looking weak in leaders. I feel Putin has been building for this moment since 1992, if it goes wrong for him, then he knows he is finished in the eyes of the Russian people, I fear he will make this his last stand.
  12. All these so called intercepted phone conversations! Would be interesting to hear some of Mr Putins, when he gives orders to go do some ''work'', but then he is very careful how and where he talks to people. Even Bonny Prince Charlie the future King of England wanted to take a machine gun and go kill some Irish , did he not? I’m not going to totally stand up for Yulia I have said for over 10 years, I’m not convinced about her even when she was the darling of the majority of Ukraine. What I do know is that she has no fear, she’s tough + some more and also highly intelligent. I’m not going to take as true something from a German paper. They have their own agenda and it’s a nice art to cobble together words and phrases from a much longer conversation, which portrays that person as a devil of kind. At the end of the day Ukraine needs a President who can unite the whole country, [ which is split, not so much because we have’ Russian Ukrainians’ and Ukrainians. Its more like a ‘time delay’. The east is lagging in its cultural development. Given another 10/15 years they will have very similar desires to be given the same opportunities and lifestyle which is enjoyed in Europe.] Yulia although having many good qualities , is not that person, she missed her opportunity from the Orange Revolution. The man who is favourite to win the forth coming Presidential elections, would be Petr Poroshenko, known as the ‘chocolate king’ .An oligarch, but seen as never being in the pocket of Russia or the gangsters of the Party of Regions. He could be the link man Europe and the East wants. Yulia and Klitchko are on record as saying they would support him , if they don’t get carried forward to the second round of voting. The most important is not letting another Party of Regions gangster back in .
  13. Nevermind. I will go where I like and not where you want me to. I have the ability and means to do that. You need to except that not everyone is going to follow your anti Yankie leftie views. Maybe you haven’t had or been able to make the same opportunities as myself to travel and work around the world, but if you had then maybe it might of given you a far better perspective of the world, not one you just seem to gleam from your computer searches. You’ve talked about our situation in Ukraine from a point of view of knowledge, a knowledge of no experience. If I’ve called you wrong then please forgive me, although I don’t think so.
  14. Wasn’t really intending to post any more on here but it might be wise to throw in a few thoughts from the ‘horses mouth’ and correct some of the stuff gleamed from the Internet searches. Yulia, who is she: OK as a former neighbour, not on speaking terms as such, I can tell you that she doesn’t consider herself Jewish , is that what was implied?. She is as Ukrainian as they come, although her gran was of Jewish decent. What is 100% true, is that she is from Dnipropetrovsk and that has the worlds biggest Jewish Centre , so to be a Jew there is if anything a bonus! BTW she does have a very big support, she is the strongest man in politics’, but is having serious medical attention in Germany ATM. Yulia is a friend of the west, she paid a heavy price in the Orange Revolution by trying to please the West and keeping the gas flowing to your homes. She is standing for President and Putin would not dare cross her. Does she have a nuclear weapon up her sleeve? Well lets put it this way. Dnipropetrovsk built the rockets and weapons that armed the former USSR, its still there and still builds rockets. Ukraine as you all know or should do, agreed to give them up in the 90,s, although 1 or 2 went missing!!...............I’m told this, but can’t confirm, so don’t lose any sleep. It does however have a lot of dirty stuff hidden and stored that I do know and it is not safe. What else that I can say, without being arrested!. …. Head of armed services resigned cos the soldiers didn’t shot back in Crimea, although they were humiliated in their own country and needed to respond. However Russia knows it will pay a price but for now it fills its boots . Putin will take what he can get and a bit more, its his mission. If only for a strong Western leader this would not happen and we could all sleep better. Thatcher was so admired in Russia and Ukraine, Reagan was great to. As I’ve said before, never show weakness to a Russian, Never. I believe the US knows this well, but the EU seems to be a bit soft. Not seems , are!. Also let me say this. When Putin and Russia says, we won’t invade into Eastern Ukraine, its best always to expect the opposite. Hitler said the same and what did he do, that’s right, dropped bombs on Kiev and Ukraine lost 12 million lives, thereon. I guess you have heard of all the cash and gold being found in the former Governments safes, millions in cash and gold. I will without doubt be putting in a claim to the new energy minister for the return of several thousands of $ stolen from me. Someone said, ‘Oh what can we do’. Well there’s a big Ukrainian movement in the UK and worldwide, commonly known as ‘LondonMaiden, ParisMaiden etc. These people have left Ukraine, something like 7 millions in as many years and they through Facebook, lobby governments and highlight their experiences of life in Ukraine and what can help change things. Its an very powerful protest that points the finger in the right places. Its 100% peaceful as was the protests in Ukraine for 10 years before they were attacked,… and dignified. Mostly Russians/Ukrainians east and east get on. Don’t buy into all this Western Ukrainian Fascists, clap trap, haven’t you ever heard of Putins ‘Hitler Youth’, if you want a fascist look over there, but in reality there’s not much difference to eastern Europe and 70’s England. No ones going to change my opinion because I have lived in all regions, including England and within my family we have some very bright scholars who can dissect and explain the Ukrainian/Russian history in the most minute details. There’s just to much conspiracy flying around today………. The tensions have been artificially created to serve Mr Putin’s plan, its no secret, however if he carries on invading, there will be a massive backlash which will effect all of Europe. Lets pray for peace but get ready for some pain.
  15. Ukrainians can tough it out as you say, they have done that for many many years and have suffered millions of deaths, lets round it up to 20 million last century and not argue about a million either side . The population is around 45 mill so that’s not a bad % hit wouldn’t you say?. Don’t condescend my compatriots.. It seems I’m only talking to the 1, so not really worth my while, as you are obviously an anti American , left leaning person , who has never been able to personally get anywhere near the truth but relies on internet searches, which in all honestly will always give you the answer you want. As for hoping to migrate to the west if Russia invades Eastern Ukraine!, don’t worry about that, I quite enjoy the warm English winters and could settle there at any time if I wished, maybe living in ‘Ham St, Windham or such place! I don’t want to sound rude, but you really annoy and insult me and my family with your ignorance of our situation, maybe you are known for this and it’s the reason that you have to answer your own posts on other threads? Still if you have at least learnt to call our country by its correct name then my time hasn’t been lost, but even that doesn’t look possible. ‘Ukraine’, drop the ‘ THE’………………..god help us!
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