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Football Chat / Re: Managers in England
« Last post by rocket_scientist on Today at 01:50:02 PM »
Interesting first news conference (to Spurs TV) from Jose.

He said that he will continue to make mistakes but that they will be "new mistakes" as he isn't going to be making the same mistakes as he made before. A rare show of humility and admission that he did make mistakes previously, not that this wasn't obvious to everyone although possibly except him at the time, when he was at Chelsea and Man U.

By the time he was shouting "Respect Respect Respect" at Old Trafford, he was gone. He wasn't enjoying it, Pogba had undermined him and he had lost the dressing room. When the players turned it on for OGS in the two months after Mourinho, they did their club a disservice. The suggestion was that OGS was some sort of messiah or genius, and Rio Ferdinand famously fell foul of this overly-optimistic unrealistic thinking when as a pundit he was getting his wallet out and saying that "we are back".

West Ham may well get thrashed in his first game but the real tests are going to come thick and fast. I reckon we will have a good idea how successful or otherwise he's going to be at Spurs pretty quickly.

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Football Chat / Re: Managers in England
« Last post by Tyrant on Today at 01:21:45 PM »
A lot of people seem to have invented this thing about Mourinho being out of date and past his best but it was only four years ago that his team won the english league.  I don't think he is a spent force by no means and can see Spurs challenging for the league next year.  They were in the Champions League final just six months ago with Pochettino at the healm and Mourinho is a better manager than he will ever be.  Jose was laughed at for his work at Man Utd but last time I checked his successor was 18 points off the top after just 12 games so maybe his job there was not as bad as everyone made out.  Two trophies in two years is not all that bad. 9/1 for Spurs to win this years FA Cup is particularly tempting.

Foreign managers don't give a fuck about domestic cup competitions. 9/1 is shite. He turned Man Utd into a dreadful team to watch and the results weren't justifying the performances. He's lucky that OGS has made him look not as bad by being even more shite.

Mourinho might do well at Spurs but I can also see this being the first job he's taken where he'll win fuck all and be gone before too long.
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Football Chat / Re: Euro 2020
« Last post by kiriakovisthenewstrachan on Today at 12:00:10 PM »
So Scotland v Israel in the semi of the play off and if we fluke our way past that one it is an away tie in Norway or Serbia...............then England at Wembley in the finals.

Could be a nice quiet all Irish affair in Belfast in one of the other play off finals.
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Football Chat / Re: Managers in England
« Last post by kiriakovisthenewstrachan on Today at 11:56:08 AM »
I can only see failure here. Mourinho is not a modern manager. 10-15 years ago yes, but not now. Plus he will not be given the time he needs - a mourinho team needs mourinho players and that will take a fair few transfer windows.

Crazy appointment by spurs.

A lot of people seem to have invented this thing about Mourinho being out of date and past his best but it was only four years ago that his team won the english league.  I don't think he is a spent force by no means and can see Spurs challenging for the league next year.  They were in the Champions League final just six months ago with Pochettino at the healm and Mourinho is a better manager than he will ever be.  Jose was laughed at for his work at Man Utd but last time I checked his successor was 18 points off the top after just 12 games so maybe his job there was not as bad as everyone made out.  Two trophies in two years is not all that bad. 9/1 for Spurs to win this years FA Cup is particularly tempting.
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Off Topic / Re: Alex Salmond
« Last post by rocket_scientist on Today at 10:37:07 AM »
People who make assumptions are fatally deficient in their critical thinking capabilities, unable to distinguish between facts and opinions, let alone appreciate the relative values of each. Assumers are therefore granite-heided, lazy and thick. Personally I've never been on Facebook in my puff and I don't "follow" anyone on Twitter. Original thinkers and creative innovators aren't sheep. They don't follow, they lead.
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Off Topic / Re: Alex Salmond
« Last post by Garlogie_Granite on Today at 01:22:46 AM »
Exactly what I was thinking. Granite-heided lazy thick cunt.


There was talk about it earlier this decade. Put simply it's this
sorry, I'd kinda assumed someone speaking with so much authority on politics would be following these people themselves already? I was and am on my phone, where copying links to facebook and twitter is a pain in the arse so didn't do it.. That OK ye arse?
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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: Big announcement from Pittodrie ?
« Last post by Ten Caat on Today at 12:00:49 AM »
Of course I want my football team to be as successful as possible but I don't want us to turn into a Manchester City type club where their success will never be taken serious by folk supporting other teams because it has basically been bought.

Couldn't give a shit how we achieve it. Oldco bankrupted themselves hoovering up trophies for 25 years. Celtic now do the same (albeit with no dodgy tax avoidance schemes allowing them to attract players that ordinarily they couldn't afford).

I'd love a Yank consortium to put hundreds of millions in, allowing us to overtake whatever the record number of consecutive championships ends up at. And have Champions League football at the new stadium every year. Most of all, I'd love watching the fans of the arse cheeks crying about how unfair it all was. And also watching how the SFA/SPFL would suddenly attempt to find a way of altering the rules in order to ensure the arse cheeks could win again that fair play encompassed all clubs.



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Off Topic / Re: Alex Salmond
« Last post by Ten Caat on Yesterday at 11:48:34 PM »
Extremely inconvenient timing for this to crop up in the middle of a general election campaign. No matter how much she tries to deflect.....Sturgeon was his deputy when all this was happening. I'd like to think it wouldn't cost the SNP any votes but I'm sure it will.

Salmond was a smooth operator as First Minister. Probably the best we have had to date in the relatively brief history of Holyrood. But as a person he is a total cunt. I've no doubt whatsoever of his guilt and hop he gets what's coming.
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Off Topic / Re: Alex Salmond
« Last post by rocket_scientist on Yesterday at 09:05:15 PM »
It is basic forum ettiquette to provide links ye ken. I'm not saying it's worse than what Salmond is accused of, but it's up there.

Exactly what I was thinking. Granite-heided lazy thick cunt.


Is Moorov the one they tried to get rid of a few years back Rocket? Corroboration of witnesses who didn't witness or some such?

There was talk about it earlier this decade. Put simply it's this;

Criminal burden of proof requires corroboration. This means one person's word isn't enough. It needs corroborated by other evidence, which can be circumstantial. However, when you have a number of different complaints against the same perpetrator for the same crime (five in the case of HMA v. Moorov if I recall), none of which can be corroborated by further individual evidence on each then the number of same complaints can be taken into consideration to corroborate them all. Fucking class.
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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: Big announcement from Pittodrie ?
« Last post by SeeBass on Yesterday at 09:00:05 PM »
Of course I want my football team to be as successful as possible but I don't want us to turn into a Manchester City type club where their success will never be taken serious by folk supporting other teams because it has basically been bought. 
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