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St Helens RLFC
16-07-04, 01:50 PM
Right then, this is it.

This is the place to discuss the English League. We are now 30 days away from the start of the league. I'm getting really excited now, even though there's still some work to be done at my team, Liverpool.

What are your thoughts and predicitions for the season that is up and coming?

All_Blacks_Hurricanes_Lions_Fan
16-07-04, 01:55 PM
My half asleep prediction another Man U and Arsneal battle for the title

St Helens RLFC
16-07-04, 01:56 PM

All_Blacks_Hurricanes_Lions_Fan
16-07-04, 01:59 PM
True i forgot about them its like 2 over here and i falling asleep yeah i dont think they will win but push pretty close

woodie
16-07-04, 03:27 PM
COME ON CHELSEA

I'm out of thecountry and likely to be nowhere near a TV for the Man U game but I'm going to be down the 'Bridge for the visits of Southampton, Spurs and Villa + more in the NEw year.

I want to see the Blues lining up like this next season

Duff ...- Gudjohnsen - .......Robben

.......Cole - Parker - Lampard

Bridge - Terry - Gallas - Johnson

...............Cudicini

Then there is:

Mutu, Kezman, Geremi, Makalele, Ferreira, Baba, Cech...on the bench. Quality

This is how it will finish next year

Chelsea
Arsenal
Man Utd
Liverpool

Birmingham
Aston Villa
Newcastle
Middlesborough
Portsmouth
Bolton
Charlton
Tottenham
Everton

Man City
Blackburn
Fulham
C Palace

Southampton
Norwich
West Brom

St Helens RLFC
16-07-04, 06:23 PM
Everton are doomed. They'll finish below West Brom.

An Tarbh
16-07-04, 06:45 PM
Originally posted by woodie@Jul 16 2004, 04:27 PM
This is how it will finish next year

Chelsea
Arsenal
Man Utd
Liverpool

Birmingham
Aston Villa
Newcastle
Middlesborough
Portsmouth
Bolton
Charlton
Tottenham
Everton

Man City
Blackburn
Fulham
C Palace

Southampton
Norwich
West Brom
Villa and Birmingham to finish above Newcastle, I know we weren't great last season but that's taking the ****. Also I'd swap Southampton with Man City for the drop.

St Helens RLFC
16-07-04, 06:47 PM
Newcastle will be hunting that final Champions League spot, imo. And I tip it to be Man Utd they're battling with it for...

An Tarbh
16-07-04, 06:58 PM
Some quality signings at Old Trafford, a couple of kids and that muppet Alan Smith, ooh I bet the rest are quaking in their boots. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif

woodie
16-07-04, 10:00 PM
Van Nistelrooy, Saha, Smith

is still a very good strikefore.

The problem is Smith loves Leeds. He put his heart and soul into everything for them, and his passion made him &#39;successful&#39;.

At Man U I can&#39;t see him having the same intensity, but we will find out how good he really is.

wigan_rlfc
17-07-04, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by St_Helens_RLFC@Jul 16 2004, 02:50 PM
What are your thoughts and predicitions for the season that is up and coming?
All round boredom.

St Helens RLFC
18-07-04, 12:23 AM
No, I imagine there is a ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZP thread elsewhere.

incredible_holc
18-07-04, 09:12 AM
Pompey will be pushing arsenal all the way for the title. Teddy will regain his mantle as best player in the world. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.gif http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.gif http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.gif

St Helens RLFC
18-07-04, 09:57 AM
Originally posted by incredible_holc@Jul 18 2004, 09:12 PM
Teddy will regain his mantle as best player in the world. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.gif http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.gif http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.gif
What a pity he signed for West Ham on thursday...

An Tarbh
18-07-04, 10:05 AM
Looks like Chelsea will have to pay 40 million to get Drogba, I know Abramovich has plenty of money but even that seems a little steep. Chelsea had initially bid 27 million so they&#39;re still quite short of Marseille&#39;s asking price.

St Helens RLFC
18-07-04, 10:13 AM
Drogba&#39;s a good lad - played really well against us in the UEFA Cup, but he&#39;s not worth the 27 million being tipped.

An Tarbh
18-07-04, 10:18 AM
Didn&#39;t realise he was 26, thought he was only 21 or 22, doesn&#39;t make a difference, may only be at Chelsea for a couple of seasons.

incredible_holc
19-07-04, 09:27 AM
did he?????
****!!!!!

well he was crap anyways

St Helens RLFC
19-07-04, 02:44 PM
It could be worse, Pompey could sign Darren Anderton...

An Tarbh
19-07-04, 03:42 PM
Sicknote&#39;s without a club at the moment isn&#39;t he? Looks like Drogba is set for Chelsea after they agreed a fee of 36 million with Marseille.

St Helens RLFC
19-07-04, 04:28 PM
lot of money for Drogba that. he&#39;s a gamble, in my opinion, as good a player as he looked last season.

Sicknote was training with Boring Brum last I heard.

An Tarbh
19-07-04, 04:31 PM
Heard on the radio this morning that there may be some sort of swap deal between Beattie and Shearer, probably from the same reliable sources that said Newcastle were planning a shock 45 million bid for Wayne Rooney.

St Helens RLFC
19-07-04, 05:23 PM
About as likely as me becoming chairman of the RFU... Beattie to Newcastle, maybe... Shearer to Southampton... yeah, right!

An Tarbh
19-07-04, 05:26 PM
Sort of quality you come to expect from FM104. Still talk of Kluivert joining Newcastle as well, not sure about him, good goal scoring record but not the temporament to match, maybe Bobby could sort him out. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif

St Helens RLFC
19-07-04, 06:08 PM
Bobby would lose him in the vats of Kieran&#39;s and Jermaine&#39;s... http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif

An Tarbh
19-07-04, 06:20 PM
Dyer apparently forgot an earing at an away match and the bus turned around and went back for it.

An Tarbh
20-07-04, 08:47 PM
Well Drogba has completed his 36 million transfer to Chelsea, although there&#39;s some doubts about Tiago completing his move.

An Tarbh
21-07-04, 04:57 PM
Gary Speed has signed for Bolton on a 2 year deal for 1.1 million, Kluivert has joined Newcastle on a year loan deal with a view to a permanent deal, yippee http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif, and Tiago has completed his 15 million move to Chelsea.

Dissappointed about losing Speed, such a consistent player and a great header of the ball, Bolton have got a bargain.

St Helens RLFC
21-07-04, 05:09 PM
not happy about signing Kluivert, lad?

An Tarbh
21-07-04, 05:12 PM
Not especially, undoubted talent but I remain to be convinced.

St Helens RLFC
21-07-04, 05:16 PM
IF he knuckles down there are few better strikers on the planet, imo. He just... doesn&#39;t knuckle down, really.

An Tarbh
21-07-04, 05:17 PM
That&#39;s the problem, if he has a decent start his ego will be kept well inflated by the fans but that&#39;s a big if.

St Helens RLFC
21-07-04, 05:25 PM
I&#39;d like to see him be successful to be honest - what do you think of Viana&#39;s move in the opposite direction?

An Tarbh
21-07-04, 09:46 PM
Dissappointed, with Speed leaving there would have been a chance to get into the first team, defintely think he&#39;s a decent player, maybe with the arrival of Kluivert the wage bill needs some trimming.

St Helens RLFC
21-07-04, 11:08 PM
Not the biggest Viana fan to be honest - when the going gets tough he vanishes from what I can see.

St Helens RLFC
26-07-04, 11:33 PM
Newcastle seem all set to sign Nicky Butt - what think ye of that, Rob?

An Tarbh
27-07-04, 05:33 AM
Probably a good move, we need a solid defensive midfield player, don&#39;t think Butt is as great as they made him out to be in the world cup but he&#39;s no muppet either.

wigan_rlfc
27-07-04, 04:13 PM
Originally posted by St_Helens_RLFC@Jul 27 2004, 12:33 AM
Newcastle seem all set to sign Nicky Butt - what think ye of that, Rob?
I&#39;m not too bothered.

St Helens RLFC
27-07-04, 11:17 PM
Originally posted by wigan_rlfc+Jul 28 2004, 04:13 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (wigan_rlfc @ Jul 28 2004, 04:13 AM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-St_Helens_RLFC@Jul 27 2004, 12:33 AM
Newcastle seem all set to sign Nicky Butt - what think ye of that, Rob?
I&#39;m not too bothered. [/b]
Who threw you a peanut?

Today, Liverpool clinched a 2 million deal for right back Josemi, and Chelsea clinched a 20 million deal for centre half Carvalho. Outrageous sum of money.

Badboy
28-07-04, 12:08 AM
I&#39;ll be in London on august 15th wen there&#39;is chelsea man utd...could somebody help me to know how i can find tickets for the game and how much it could cost? thanx a lot man!

An Tarbh
28-07-04, 05:59 AM
Could cost you between 65 and 72 although most tickets go to the members.

Here&#39;s a link to the Chelsea website - http://www.chelseafc.com/StatPage.asp?id=tickets

St Helens RLFC
28-07-04, 10:28 PM
Sorry badboy, no chance mate. If you get one I&#39;ll eat my hat.

Ripper
29-07-04, 10:40 AM
NEWCASTLE!

Go you good things

Badboy
29-07-04, 03:17 PM
thank u an tarbh....ill do da best i could to find the tickets...i need football and pu** wherever i am. i already have the first one....now i need tickets.lol
cheers dudes.

An Tarbh
10-08-04, 07:06 PM
Interesting to see Michael Owen on the bench for Liverpool tonight, looks like he may be on his way to Real afterall.

An Tarbh
10-08-04, 07:15 PM
Couple of interesting moves over the last few days, Steve Carr has gone to Newcastle, good signing, excellent player and good value at 3 million, Danny Murphy has opted for Charlton instead of Tottenham, underrated player in my opinion and Steve Bruce has had sympathy on sicknote and given Darren Anderton a 1 year deal.

St Helens RLFC
10-08-04, 09:28 PM
Originally posted by An Tarbh@Aug 11 2004, 07:06 AM
Interesting to see Michael Owen on the bench for Liverpool tonight, looks like he may be on his way to Real afterall.
Not seen it yet.

A total omission would have led me to believe he was 100% off but being on the bench has made things much more interesting.

50/50 at the moment.

An Tarbh
10-08-04, 09:59 PM
If there&#39;s the slightest hint of a sale Liverpool would be daft to scupper it by having him cup tied.

St Helens RLFC
10-08-04, 10:03 PM
Originally posted by An Tarbh@Aug 11 2004, 09:59 AM
If there&#39;s the slightest hint of a sale Liverpool would be daft to scupper it by having him cup tied.
Precisely.

Him being cup tied would knock 3-5 million off the deal. 10 million and Morientes or Eto&#39;o - good-ish deal but I wouldn&#39;t know who to choose.

An Tarbh
11-08-04, 06:11 PM
Thought Eto&#39;o played for Mallorca

St Helens RLFC
11-08-04, 06:24 PM
He does but he&#39;s 50% owned by Real and they can flog him at any time supposedly.

An Tarbh
11-08-04, 06:30 PM
Would probably go for Morientes myself given the choice.

St Helens RLFC
11-08-04, 06:31 PM
Originally posted by An Tarbh@Aug 12 2004, 06:30 AM
Would probably go for Morientes myself given the choice.
I&#39;m torn.

An Tarbh
11-08-04, 06:36 PM
Just read that Newcastle tried to get the game against Boro this weekend postponed after the outbreak of conjuctivitus forced the closure of the training ground. Knew that Given had been infected but thought he was told to **** off home and wait for it to clear up.

St Helens RLFC
11-08-04, 06:40 PM
No, it&#39;s spread to 5 other players including Nicky Butt and Lee Bowyer.

An Tarbh
11-08-04, 08:28 PM
Still it&#39;s good to see the excuses being made already, certainly fills me with confidence. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif

St Helens RLFC
11-08-04, 08:33 PM
Newcastle have bought well this season - they should give United a good challenge for that 4th place http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif

An Tarbh
11-08-04, 08:49 PM
Originally posted by St_Helens_RLFC@Aug 11 2004, 07:31 PM
I&#39;m torn.
Looks like Eto&#39;o is your best bet with Morientes now cup tied for the champions league.

St Helens RLFC
11-08-04, 09:01 PM
Originally posted by An Tarbh+Aug 12 2004, 08:49 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (An Tarbh @ Aug 12 2004, 08:49 AM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-St_Helens_RLFC@Aug 11 2004, 07:31 PM
I&#39;m torn.
Looks like Eto&#39;o is your best bet with Morientes now cup tied for the champions league. [/b]
The only bet now, unless we&#39;re getting all cash only.

An Tarbh
12-08-04, 07:32 PM
Now Eto&#39;o has signed for Barcelona for around 24 million, no more bait left for Liverpool, looks like Owen may stay put afterall.

St Helens RLFC
13-08-04, 02:16 AM
He&#39;s off.

Trust me.

An Tarbh
13-08-04, 07:47 PM
Yep gone today, signed for 12 million and that&#39;s the last we&#39;ll hear of Michael Owen, enjoy the benchwarming.

St Helens RLFC
13-08-04, 11:56 PM
He&#39;ll be back.

I&#39;ll miss him.

Well, from tomorrow, the talking stops and the action begins. COME ON LIVERPOOL!

St Helens RLFC
14-08-04, 07:20 PM
A brief summary of today&#39;s action. Full reports are also here:

http://skysports.planetfootball.com/list.a...turday+round-up (http://skysports.planetfootball.com/list.asp?hlid=219591&cpid=8&CLID=&lid=2&title=Premiership+Saturday+round-up)



Bolton Wanderers&#39; Jay-Jay Okocha was the star of the afternoon with a double strike in his side&#39;s 4-1 thumping of Charlton Athletic.

The Nigeria skipper failed to score all last season in the league but drilled home a free kick to open the scoring on his birthday. Henrik Pedersen doubled the advantage before Okocha netted again.

Although Kevin Lisbie pulled one back for the visitors, Pedersen notched his second of the afternoon to clinch an emphatic home win.

Portsmouth and Birmingham City drew 1-1 at Fratton Park with David Unsworth&#39;s calmly taken penalty cancelling out Robbie Savage&#39;s free kick opener.

West Brom drew first blood at Ewood Park with a deflected free kick by Neil Clement but Blackburn hit back with Craig Short&#39;s brave header from a Michael Gray cross. Despite a late penalty shout, The Baggies held out with Kanu able to ease any pressure with some sublime work.

Manchester City striker Robbie Fowler&#39;s excellently executed hooked shot deserved to give Kevin Keegan&#39;s men the three points such was the artistry involved, but Fulham replied with a Collins John equaliser.

Aston Villa defeated Southampton 2-0 with both goals coming inside the first half. Darius Vassell and Carlton Cole showed they could be a partnership to be feared by getting on the scoresheet in a comfortable home victory.

Crystal Palace managed a point from their trip against fellow Promotion new boys Norwich City as Andy Johnson continued his good scoring form with a well-taken leveller. Darren Huckerby, another regular scorer at the lower level, got off to a good start with the opener.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink&#39;s last-gasp goal earned Middlesbrough a 2-2 draw with Newcastle at The Riverside.

The Dutchman popped up to head home from close-range with a dubious goal as the ball appeared to strike his arm before going into the net.

Craig Bellamy had given Newcastle an early lead before Boro substitute Stewart Downing levelled matters on 73 minutes.

Alan Shearer seemed to have grabbed the winner with a penalty seven minutes from time until Hasselbaink grabbed his last equaliser.

Earlier in the day, Tottenham&#39;s Jermain Defoe ensured parity in the game with Liverpool after Djibril Cisse opened his Reds account.

An Tarbh
15-08-04, 11:18 AM
Frustrating start, continuing in similar vein to last season, dropping points away from home with the game won. Cheating ******* Hasselbaink, be a man and admit it at least.

St Helens RLFC
15-08-04, 11:25 AM
It was handball from Hasselbaink but to be honest it would have been a travesty if Newcastle would have won - Boro were worth their draw.

An Tarbh
15-08-04, 11:56 AM
I accept that completely, but it&#39;s just so frustrating to be continuing like last season. Interesting to see Diouf is off to Bolton for the season, maybe Sam will work the midas touch on him as well.

St Helens RLFC
15-08-04, 12:00 PM
I hope he flops diastrously myself.

I want him farmed off to Spain as soon as possible, he&#39;s a waste of space. And whoever buys him can have Salif Diao absolutely free.... buy one talentless Senegalese prick, get the other for free.

An Tarbh
15-08-04, 12:03 PM
Seems to have suffered from the Houllier makes players crap syndrome. Maybe even Heskey could come good at Birmingham.

St Helens RLFC
15-08-04, 12:08 PM
Heskey&#39;s a good player, he just needs to apply himself.

St Helens RLFC
16-08-04, 08:39 PM
Yesterday&#39;s other results:


Everton 1 - 4 Arsenal

Chelsea 1 - 0 Man Utd

No great surprises there really.

incredible_holc
17-08-04, 03:50 AM
go pompey, we are sho-ins for europe this year

St Helens RLFC
17-08-04, 02:33 PM
Originally posted by incredible_holc@Aug 17 2004, 03:50 PM
go pompey, we are sho-ins for europe this year
If they awarded European places for the bottom 5 then maybe.

woodie
20-08-04, 09:36 PM
Jonothan Woodgate signed for Real Madrid today for 15 million.

If he stays injury free he&#39;ll be a big hit out there.

NExt season&#39;s madrid team

GK Casillas
RB Salgado
LB Carlos
CB Woodgate
CB Samuel

DMF Helguera
CMF Beckham
LMF Zidane
RMF Figo

CF Raul
CF Ronaldo

Morientes + Owen&#39;ll do well to get off the bench.

incredible_holc
21-08-04, 03:26 AM
so we have Hislop and steve stone

An Tarbh
22-08-04, 08:40 AM
Originally posted by incredible_holc@Aug 21 2004, 04:26 AM
so we have Hislop
bet you wish you didn&#39;t after yesterday&#39;s howler

woodie
22-08-04, 10:28 AM
Jose is worrying me slightly.

1. Alexei Smertin is playing LFM.
2. Alexei Smertin has been our best player for the first 2 games!

Damien Duff plays 90 for Ireland, but doesn&#39;t make Chelsea&#39;s bench.

Chelsea are playing ****e football, v.defensive and it&#39;s because Ferreira, Smertin, Makalele and Geremi are all ****e going forwards, whereas Johnson, Duff, Parker and Cole would be much better in attack, and nothing would be lost defensively.

ANyway, not losing faith in him yet, I&#39;m sure he knows what he&#39;s doing.

St Helens RLFC
22-08-04, 11:08 AM
2 games, 6 points Woodie.

An Tarbh
22-08-04, 12:53 PM
Wish I could whinge after winning our first 2 games.

An Tarbh
22-08-04, 05:17 PM
Arsenal have equalled Notts Forrest&#39;s record of 42 games unbeaten after beating Boro 5-3 today at Highbury. Hats off to them.

woodie
22-08-04, 06:44 PM
Arsenal v Boro today was awesome. Arsenal are always good to watch, and so were Boro today. Jimmy is playing v.well for them.

Reyes looks top class

incredible_holc
24-08-04, 03:55 AM
hows pompey going?

St Helens RLFC
24-08-04, 01:29 PM
Drew one, lost one.

woodie
25-08-04, 06:54 PM
Much better from CFC last night.

Thought Tiago was a dodgy signing at the time. Turns out he&#39;s amazing. Duff the magic paddy is still nowhere to be seen which is strange, him on the left, lampard on the right and Joe cole behind the front 2 will be fantastic.

Drogba was good, glad he scored. Kezman looks small but only a matter of time until he gets going I suspect.

Good to see Liverpool coming through the CL qualification.

St Helens RLFC
25-08-04, 09:51 PM
Originally posted by woodie@Aug 26 2004, 06:54 AM
Good to see Liverpool coming through the CL qualification.
We did our best to make a mess of it!

Yesterday&#39;s and today&#39;s results:

Tuesday:

Crystal Palace 0 - 2 Chelsea

Birmingham 1 - 0 Man City


Wednesday:

Newcastle 2 - 2 Norwich

Charlton 3 - 0 Aston Villa

Fulham 0 - 2 Middlesbrough

West Brom 1 - 1 Tottenham

Southampton 1 - 2 Bolton

Arsenal 3 - 0 Blackburn


Leaving the table looking like:

Barclays Premiership table
Wed Aug 25

P GD PTS
1 Arsenal 3 8 9
2 Chelsea 3 4 9
3 Bolton 3 2 6
4 Charlton 3 1 6
5 Tottenham 3 1 5
6 Liverpool 2 1 4
7 Middlesbrough 3 0 4
8 Fulham 3 0 4
9 Birmingham 3 0 4
10 Aston Villa 3 -1 4
11 West Brom 3 0 3
12 Man Utd 2 0 3
13 Everton 2 -1 3
14 Southampton 3 -2 3
15 Newcastle 3 -1 2
16 Norwich 3 -1 2
17 Portsmouth 2 -1 1
18 Man City 3 -2 1
19 Blackburn 3 -4 1
20 Crystal Palace 3 -4 1

An Tarbh
29-08-04, 09:02 PM
and this weekends results.

Sunday
Bolton 1 - 0 Liverpool


Saturday
Norwich 1 - 4 Arsenal


Aston Villa 4 - 2 Newcastle


Chelsea 2 - 1 Southampton


Everton 2 - 1 West Brom


Man City 4 - 0 Charlton


Middlesbrough 2 - 1 Crystal Palace


Tottenham 1 - 0 Birmingham


Blackburn 1 - 1 Man Utd

St Helens RLFC
29-08-04, 09:33 PM
Thank you Rob, saves me the miserable task of posting it.

woodie
29-08-04, 10:07 PM
Cisse&#39;s ****. Baros is average. Gerrard is on and off. Hyppia, Henchoz, Carragher and Riise are slow and rubbish. Benitez hates English players. Not looking too good for liverpool fc at the moment.

As for Chelsea, we have a new hero

Tiago, whhoa, he comes from Portugal, he hates the Arsenal.

St Helens RLFC
29-08-04, 10:15 PM
Originally posted by woodie@Aug 30 2004, 10:07 AM
Cisse&#39;s ****. Baros is average. Gerrard is on and off. Hyppia, Henchoz, Carragher and Riise are slow and rubbish. Benitez hates English players. Not looking too good for liverpool fc at the moment.
Utter ****e.

Cisse - Has a lot to learn about the English game. Scored more goals than Didier "24 million, you&#39;re having a laugh" Drogba last season.

Baros - needs to get his head up. Far from average - we turned down a lot of money from Chelsea amongst others for him.

Gerrard - the country&#39;s top midfielder, and you know it.

Hyypia - Just because you&#39;re slow doesn&#39;t make you rubbish. One of the top three defenders in the country.

Henchoz - not the player he was, sadly.

Carragher - would tackle a double decker bus. See Hyypia&#39;s synopsis.

Riise - top left back in the North West by some considerable distance.

Benitez - Find him some English players who are good enough and are available at the right price, and Rafa will sign them.


All in all Woodie, I&#39;d say that was a pretty stupid post, really.

An Tarbh
01-09-04, 05:47 PM
Hardly a buzz of a activity on the transfer market, Rooney eventually signing for Man Utd, shock horror and Newcastle sacking Bobby Robson, it was coming really, pretty sad that he went the same way as Gullit, dropped Shearer and got the sack.

St Helens RLFC
01-09-04, 08:10 PM
No, very quiet deadline day which saw very few transfers, Liverpool not adding the striker I hoped we would.

You must be fuming about the lack of a centre half Rob?

An Tarbh
01-09-04, 08:13 PM
Couldn&#39;t believe the amount of wasted time over Rooney when what we clearly needed was a centre half, ideally Ledley King.

St Helens RLFC
01-09-04, 08:14 PM
A good source has told me Spurs knocked back 18 million from Newcastle for King.

An Tarbh
06-09-04, 09:50 AM
Great news for Newcastle we managed to get Graeme Souness as our new manager, whoop de feckin&#39; doo. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/mad.gif

St Helens RLFC
06-09-04, 10:59 AM
He&#39;ll bring something Newcastle need very badly though Rob - discipline.

SaintsFan_Webby
06-09-04, 11:45 AM
C&#39;mon Manc City. They are very bad at the moment but I like the colour of their shirts. And they have Shaun Wright-Phillips, who is awesome.

An Tarbh
06-09-04, 12:05 PM
Originally posted by St_Helens_RLFC@Sep 6 2004, 11:59 AM
He&#39;ll bring something Newcastle need very badly though Rob - discipline.
No what we needed was a central defender and the board just arsed about trying to sign Rooney.

woodie
07-09-04, 05:55 PM
Can&#39;t believe Newcastle have Souness. COmplete fooking nutter. He almost broke Dwight YOrke&#39;s legs in training at Blackburn with a slide tackle, like he used to do in his playing days. Not a proven manager at all.

wigan_rlfc
07-09-04, 06:47 PM
Originally posted by woodie@Sep 7 2004, 06:55 PM
Can&#39;t believe Newcastle have Souness. COmplete fooking nutter. He almost broke Dwight YOrke&#39;s legs in training at Blackburn with a slide tackle, like he used to do in his playing days. Not a proven manager at all.
Football is too soft already, we want a bit of action.

SaintsFan_Webby
08-09-04, 07:28 AM
Originally posted by woodie@Sep 8 2004, 05:55 AM
Can&#39;t believe Newcastle have Souness. COmplete fooking nutter. He almost broke Dwight YOrke&#39;s legs in training at Blackburn with a slide tackle, like he used to do in his playing days. Not a proven manager at all.
Yorke should have moved quicker. Although looking at him on the pitch nowadays, I suppose there isn&#39;t much chance of that happening.

neh
08-09-04, 11:26 AM
i dont know f*** all about soccer but i love it apart from the f***ing ******s diving and doing hollywoods, that cristiano ronaldo is such a girl isnt he! good player though but still i dont see the need to cry about something that a rugby player wouldn&#39;t even think twice about. i have watched a couple of games this season, so far arsenal look unbeatable (f*** henry is awesome)and also man u have started pretty poorly but i can sort of see they will get back into form and be strong contenders again, my top 4 are arsenal, chelsea, man u and aston villa for some reason.

St Helens RLFC
08-09-04, 12:02 PM
Originally posted by neh@Sep 8 2004, 11:26 PM
aston villa for some reason.
Not this time.

5th or 6th.

NZL Fan
08-09-04, 07:54 PM
Originally posted by St_Helens_RLFC+Sep 9 2004, 12:02 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (St_Helens_RLFC @ Sep 9 2004, 12:02 AM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-neh@Sep 8 2004, 11:26 PM
aston villa for some reason.
Not this time.

5th or 6th. [/b]
5th or 6th may even be pretty obtimistic this season, they dont seem to have strengthened their squad much this year, unlike some other teams that should feature for those spots on the ladder...........

St Helens RLFC
08-09-04, 09:06 PM
Exactly - still not a team I&#39;ll enjoy playing though they&#39;re very tough to break down.

An Tarbh
11-09-04, 04:37 PM
Well here&#39;s Saturday&#39;s results so far,

Sat Sep 11 2004

Barclays Premiership
Man City 0 - 1 Everton
Fulham 0 - 3 Arsenal
Newcastle 3 - 0 Blackburn
Bolton 2 - 2 Man Utd
Liverpool 3 - 0 West Brom
Middlesbrough 2 - 1 Birmingham
Aston Villa 0 - 0 Chelsea

Finally a win for Newcastle. So that was all we needed, no manager. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif

SaintsFan_Webby
11-09-04, 04:51 PM
Originally posted by An Tarbh@Sep 11 2004, 04:37 PM
Finally a win for Newcastle. So that was all we needed, no manager. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif
What about Graeme Souness, or does he not count?

Anyway, I see City went down at home again. Could be fighting the drop this season I think.

An Tarbh
11-09-04, 05:10 PM
Souness doesn&#39;t start until Monday.

SaintsFan_Webby
12-09-04, 11:28 AM
Originally posted by An Tarbh@Sep 11 2004, 05:10 PM
Souness doesn&#39;t start until Monday.
Lol, my current lack of football knowledge makes a fool out of me again http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ph34r.gif

incredible_holc
14-09-04, 11:57 AM
go pompey, we are in with a chance

St Helens RLFC
14-09-04, 12:06 PM
Of staying up....

SaintsFan_Webby
14-09-04, 07:01 PM
Portsmouth will finish in mid-table obscurity I reckon.

St Helens RLFC
15-09-04, 03:08 PM
They&#39;re much better equipped for midtable than some of the rubbish we have in the Premiership this year.

SaintsFan_Webby
15-09-04, 05:42 PM
Originally posted by St Helens RLFC@Sep 15 2004, 03:08 PM
They&#39;re much better equipped for midtable than some of the rubbish we have in the Premiership this year.
Eg. Crystal Palace, Newcastle, Liverpool.............. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif

An Tarbh
15-09-04, 07:59 PM
Man City? http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif

An Tarbh
19-09-04, 08:12 PM
Results from this weekend

Sun Sep 19 2004

Barclays Premiership
Chelsea 0 - 0 Tottenham
Everton 1 - 0 Middlesbrough
Southampton 1 - 2 Newcastle

Sat Sep 18 2004

Barclays Premiership
West Brom 1 - 1 Fulham
Birmingham 1 - 1 Charlton
Norwich 0 - 0 Aston Villa
Blackburn 1 - 0 Portsmouth
Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Man City
Arsenal 2 - 2 Bolton

Rare away win from Newcastle at Southampton, cracking goal from Steven Carr. Bolton certainly pushed Arsenal with that draw at Highbury, their unbeaten record is bound to end sometime. Cracking game on the cards tomorow with Man Utd v Liverpool, the return of Rio should give Liverpool a slight edge. They&#39;ve a decent record at Old Trafford anyway.

SaintsFan_Webby
20-09-04, 03:55 PM
Great away win at Palace. Don&#39;t think much of Keegan as a manager though, never have done and probably never will do.

woodie
20-09-04, 05:51 PM
big match tonight at Old Trafford.

My prediction:

Man U 1 - 2 Liverpool
RvN............Gerrard
..................Garcia

Rio Ferdinand to get red carded.

SaintsFan_Webby
20-09-04, 07:14 PM
Originally posted by woodie@Sep 20 2004, 05:51 PM
big match tonight at Old Trafford.

My prediction:

Man U 1 - 2 Liverpool
RvN............Gerrard
..................Garcia

Rio Ferdinand to get red carded.
As long as he remembers to turn up *boom boom*

Thought I would be the first to say it http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif

NZL Fan
21-09-04, 02:54 AM
So Man Utd get the win..........

On the performance of both sides in that match, I don&#39;t think Arsenal or Chelsea are quaking in their boots..........

SaintsFan_Webby
21-09-04, 05:53 PM
Always nice to see Liverpool lose.

St Helens RLFC
21-09-04, 06:52 PM
Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby@Sep 22 2004, 05:53 AM
Always nice to see Liverpool lose.
http://www.big-football-forum.co.uk/forum/images/smiles/tosser.gif

An Tarbh
21-09-04, 08:18 PM
Pretty lousy luck with Gerrard&#39;s injury putting him out for 8 weeks.

St Helens RLFC
21-09-04, 08:21 PM
Awful first half display and hammer blow losing Gerrard.

SaintsFan_Webby
22-09-04, 08:08 AM
Originally posted by St Helens RLFC+Sep 21 2004, 06:52 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (St Helens RLFC @ Sep 21 2004, 06:52 PM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-SaintsFan_Webby@Sep 22 2004, 05:53 AM
Always nice to see Liverpool lose.
http://www.big-football-forum.co.uk/forum/images/smiles/tosser.gif [/b]
Lol, beautiful.........

captainamerica
22-09-04, 08:30 PM
Sorry to interject, but I&#39;m not going to start a brand new thread for this question: Coca-Cola Championship, League 1, and League 2 -- WTF?

I&#39;ve obviously been out of it the last year regarding all sports bar Union so I had no idea they revamped the divisions beneath the Premiership. What the dillio? I take it there is still going to be promotion/relegation betwixt all of them?

An Tarbh
22-09-04, 08:45 PM
Just seems to be a renaming to try and spark more interest especially with new sponsorship from coca-cola. No change in format though.

St Helens RLFC
23-09-04, 04:02 PM
http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif

The Championship.

Comedy genius imo.

An Tarbh
26-09-04, 05:19 PM
Weekends results

Sun Sep 26 2004

Portsmouth 0 - 1 Everton

Sat Sep 25 2004

Bolton 1 - 1 Birmingham
Man City 0 - 1 Arsenal
Fulham 1 - 0 Southampton
Liverpool 3 - 0 Norwich
Aston Villa 1 - 1 Crystal Palace
Tottenham 0 - 1 Man Utd
Newcastle 3 - 1 West Brom
Middlesbrough 0 - 1 Chelsea

Pleased to see Duff starting for Chelsea, needs some game time with the French match coming up. Mourinho seemed pretty ****** during the week with his Duff Duff Duff Cudicini Cudicini Cudicini rant.

neh
25-10-04, 08:48 AM
great game man utd vs arsenal this mornin, if u think san antonia reyes if the best &#39;man trying to be a woman&#39; in the world say "I", that guy is such a ******!

SaintsFan_Webby
25-10-04, 11:43 AM
Glad to see Arsenal lose. Man City vs Newcastle was a thriller, just a shame who won.............

St Helens RLFC
25-10-04, 11:56 AM
Originally posted by neh@Oct 25 2004, 08:48 AM
great game man utd vs arsenal this mornin, if u think san antonia reyes if the best &#39;man trying to be a woman&#39; in the world say "I", that guy is such a ******!
Not Reyes&#39; best game but he&#39;s a very, very talented player. Sorry I&#39;ve let this thread go by the wayside.

This weekend&#39;s results:

Norwich 2 - 3 Everton
Aston Villa 2 - 0 Fulham
Chelsea 4 - 0 Blackburn
Crystal Palace 3 - West Bromwich Albion
Liverpool 2 - 0 Charlton
Tottenham 1 - 2 Bolton

Sunday:

Manchester United 2 - 0 Arsenal
Newcastle United 4 - 3 Newcastle United
Middlesbrough 1 - 1 Portsmouth
Southampton 0 - 0 Birmingham

Which leaves the table looking like this:

1 Arsenal 10 8 1 1 29 10 19 25
2 Chelsea 10 7 2 1 12 2 10 23
3 Everton 10 7 1 2 13 9 4 22
4 Bolton Wanderers 10 5 3 2 16 12 4 18
5 Manchester United 10 4 5 1 11 7 4 17
6 Liverpool 9 5 1 3 16 8 8 16
7 Newcastle United 10 4 4 2 21 17 4 16
8 Middlesbrough 10 4 3 3 17 13 4 15
9 Aston Villa 10 3 5 2 13 12 1 14
10 Tottenham Hotspur 10 3 4 3 6 6 0 13
11 Portsmouth 9 3 3 3 13 12 1 12
12 Charlton Athletic 10 3 3 4 9 17 -8 12
13 Manchester City 10 3 2 5 12 11 1 11
14 Birmingham City 10 1 6 3 7 9 -2 9
15 Crystal Palace 10 2 2 6 11 15 -4 8
16 West Bromwich Albion 10 1 5 4 8 16 -8 8
17 Fulham 10 2 2 6 10 19 -9 8
18 r Southampton 10 1 3 6 6 12 -6 6
19 r Norwich City 10 0 6 4 9 17 -8 6
20 r Blackburn Rovers 10 1 3 6 7 22 -15 6

wigan_rlfc
25-10-04, 01:25 PM
Have you heard about all the Everton fans getting nose bleeds?

They&#39;re too high in the league.

woodie
25-10-04, 02:09 PM
Lots of goals this week a 4-0, 4-3, 3-0, 3-2.

V.Happy to see
1) Arsenal lose
2) Scott Parker start for the blues ahead of Makalele
3) Glen Johnson start for Ferreira

things are looking up again.

An Tarbh
25-10-04, 02:14 PM
Nice to see Newcastle on the right side of 4-3 for once, probably have been others but those Liverpool ones just stick in the memory.

St Helens RLFC
26-10-04, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by An Tarbh@Oct 25 2004, 02:14 PM
Nice to see Newcastle on the right side of 4-3 for once, probably have been others but those Liverpool ones just stick in the memory.
They&#39;ll stick in my memory I was at both games.......

An Tarbh
26-10-04, 12:55 PM
I do remember another 4-3 that went in our favour we beat Leeds at Elland Rd, it was either 2001 or 2002.

An Tarbh
08-11-04, 09:59 AM
Results from this weekend

Aston Villa 3-0 Portsmouth
Chelsea 1-0 Everton
Crystal Palace 1-1 Arsenal
Liverpool 0-1 Birmingham
Norwich 1-1 Blackburn
Southampton 2-2 West Brom
Tottenham 2-3 Charlton

Man Utd 0-0 Man City
Middlesbrough 1-1 Bolton
Newcastle 1-4 Fulham (oh dear!!!)

Barclaycard Premiership League Table
Premiership
Team P W D L F/A Pts.
Chelsea 12 9 2 1 17/3 29
Arsenal 12 8 3 1 32/13 27
Everton 12 7 2 3 14/11 23
Bolton 12 6 4 2 19/14 22
Midboro 12 5 4 3 20/15 19
Aston Villa 12 4 6 2 17/13 18
Man United 12 4 6 2 11/9 18
Liverpool 11 5 2 4 18/11 17
Newcastle 12 4 4 4 23/23 16
Portsmouth 11 4 3 4 15/15 15
Charlton 12 4 3 5 13/21 15
Fulham 12 4 2 6 16/20 14
Man City 12 3 4 5 13/12 13
Tottenham 12 3 4 5 8/11 13
Birmingham 12 2 6 4 8/10 12
Palace 12 3 3 6 13/16 12
West Brom 12 1 6 5 11/22 9
Southampton 12 1 5 6 10/16 8
Norwich City 12 0 8 4 11/19 8
Blackburn 12 1 5 6 10/25 8

St Helens RLFC
08-11-04, 12:18 PM
Quite how we managed to lose this weekend I&#39;ll never know, and quite how Newcastle lost 4-1 is a complete mystery as well.

An Tarbh
08-11-04, 05:18 PM
Yeah but we&#39;ll probably turn it around next week and beat United. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif

SaintsFan_Webby
08-11-04, 05:39 PM
Good result for City. Arsenal aren&#39;t on good form.........what a shame http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif

shiznit
08-11-04, 11:56 PM
Man U&#39;s slim title hopes look to have already gone now. i think giggs&#39;s time is nearly up. i think missing out on ronaldinhio last year is really starting to hurt us. i watched quite abit of soccer this weekend but my favourate game was probably Boro&#39; VS Bolton. although there was a pretty good game between AC Milan and Roma at the san siro.

NZL Fan
09-11-04, 08:32 PM
Originally posted by shiznit@Nov 9 2004, 12:56 PM
Man U&#39;s slim title hopes look to have already gone now. i think giggs&#39;s time is nearly up. i think missing out on ronaldinhio last year is really starting to hurt us. i watched quite abit of soccer this weekend but my favourate game was probably Boro&#39; VS Bolton. although there was a pretty good game between AC Milan and Roma at the san siro.
Wasn&#39;t it Giggs who missed a sitter (for him anyhow) in last weekends game???

Always been a Giggs fan, but i think his time at a "top" team is over. He would still be a standout player for a lesser premiership team though.

Man Utd seem to have strikers coming out their bum, but little else. Fergy should have retired when he had the chance..........

St Helens RLFC
10-11-04, 08:12 AM
Originally posted by An Tarbh@Nov 8 2004, 06:18 PM
Yeah but we&#39;ll probably turn it around next week and beat United. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif
Probably.

Giggs - finished.

United - comedy football team.

Ripper
10-11-04, 04:40 PM
Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby@Nov 9 2004, 06:39 AM
Good result for City. Arsenal aren&#39;t on good form.........what a shame http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif
Arsenal are lucky that that City guy screwed up that sitter of a chance

SaintsFan_Webby
10-11-04, 06:31 PM
Originally posted by Ripper+Nov 10 2004, 06:40 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Ripper @ Nov 10 2004, 06:40 PM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-SaintsFan_Webby@Nov 9 2004, 06:39 AM
Good result for City. Arsenal aren&#39;t on good form.........what a shame* http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif
Arsenal are lucky that that City guy screwed up that sitter of a chance [/b]
What?!?

I&#39;m talking about Man City vs Man Utd.

Arsenal played Crystal Palace.

Keep up............

woodie
11-11-04, 10:06 PM
Get used to the sound of this beautiful little song

Chelsea, number one
Chelsea, Chelsea
NUMBER ONE

An Tarbh
11-11-04, 10:22 PM
Think I may have a couple of euro on the Chelsea quadruple while the odds remain any way decent.

woodie
13-11-04, 10:51 PM
WE Are topoftheleague
sing
wearetopoftheleage

______

Bloody hell I didn&#39;t know the mihty Blues could be this brilliant! Arjen Robben is just unbelieable.

An Tarbh
13-11-04, 11:03 PM
Leave the singing until you beat Arsenal on December 12.

SaintsFan_Webby
14-11-04, 09:41 AM
Man City 1 - Birmingham 1............

It was never even a penalty, not to mention a sending off. Paul Dickov is such a diving cheat.

An Tarbh
14-11-04, 10:33 AM
Cracking match at White Hart Lane, 20 shots on target and 9 goals, not bad.

St Helens RLFC
14-11-04, 10:55 AM
It WAS a penalty, and it WAS a sending off.

SaintsFan_Webby
14-11-04, 11:18 AM
Originally posted by St Helens RLFC@Nov 14 2004, 12:55 PM
It WAS a penalty, and it WAS a sending off.
No it wasn&#39;t..........you watch the slo-motion replay, and Dickov already appealing for the penalty as he falls over. If he really was tripped I don&#39;t think that would be his first reaction.

St Helens RLFC
14-11-04, 11:40 AM
*waves refereeing badge*

Penalty, red card. Regardless of whether he was appealing or not, Mills took his legs and he was the last man.

And don&#39;t get me wrong I dislike Paul Dickov. Who doesn&#39;t???

St Helens RLFC
14-11-04, 11:41 AM
Originally posted by An Tarbh@Nov 14 2004, 11:33 AM
Cracking match at White Hart Lane, 20 shots on target and 9 goals, not bad.
Astonishing.

Arsenal without Sol are ropey at the back.

An Tarbh
14-11-04, 02:38 PM
Looks like Wenger&#39;s one player to bring in could be a centre half.

shiznit
14-11-04, 11:53 PM
Gunners Vs Spurs was a awesome game.
although i think Spurs really should have won. if you had told any spurs fans beforehand that they were going to score 4 goals im sure they would have taken it. the mistakes they made were just plain stupid and cost them a win. especially mistakes leading to the Viera and Pires goals.

other good games i saw were Man U dealing to Newcastle.
in LaLiga i saw Real Betis beat probably the best team in europe Barca.
i was amazed that barcalona got beaten. it makes the upcoming barca vs Madrid game even more exciting. considering only 4 points sperate them now.

shiznit
14-11-04, 11:59 PM
Originally posted by woodie@Nov 12 2004, 11:06 AM
Get used to the sound of this beautiful little song

Chelsea, number one
Chelsea, Chelsea
NUMBER ONE
im not too botherd with the premiership this year. man u are gone. like fergie said..... let us be judged in europe!! http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif

St Helens RLFC
15-11-04, 12:18 AM
Originally posted by shiznit@Nov 15 2004, 12:59 AM
like fergie said..... let us be judged in europe!! http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif
I&#39;ll judge you on Fergie&#39;s behalf.

NO

CHANCE

IN

HELL



There are 8 teams in that competition better than United. At least.

shiznit
15-11-04, 12:50 AM
Originally posted by St Helens RLFC+Nov 15 2004, 01:18 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (St Helens RLFC @ Nov 15 2004, 01:18 PM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-shiznit@Nov 15 2004, 12:59 AM
like fergie said..... let us be judged in europe!! http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif
I&#39;ll judge you on Fergie&#39;s behalf.

NO

CHANCE

IN

HELL



There are 8 teams in that competition better than United. At least. [/b]
when Man U decide to turn up there the best team in europe. all they need to do is to hit some form. i think Man U will go the furtherest of all the Premier league clubs in the champions league.

St Helens RLFC
15-11-04, 12:58 AM
Originally posted by shiznit@Nov 15 2004, 01:50 AM
when Man U decide to turn up there the best team in europe. all they need to do is to hit some form. i think Man U will go the furtherest of all the Premier league clubs in the champions league.
http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif

Tell me another, that&#39;s hilarious.

United are **** poor this season mate. Their midfield is a laughing stock. They are simply not good enough to win the Premiership, let alone the European Cup.

I think Chelsea will win the cup, so they&#39;ll go furthest of all. United certainly won&#39;t.

An Tarbh
15-11-04, 01:00 AM
Wouldn&#39;t surprise me if United don&#39;t even qualify for the last 16, tricky home match against Lyon who are more than capable of winning at Old Trafford, while that last match in Turkey will definitely be difficult despite the result in the first match. Agree with Dan there are so many teams in the champions league better than United.

St Helens RLFC
16-11-04, 05:32 PM
They&#39;ll get into the last 16.

Ripper
16-11-04, 06:08 PM
Farken United, just waltzed on home against Newcastle

SaintsFan_Webby
16-11-04, 06:13 PM
Originally posted by Ripper@Nov 16 2004, 08:08 PM
Farken United, just waltzed on home against Newcastle
Was the penalty in that game a correct decision then St Helens, our resident ref?

An Tarbh
16-11-04, 06:21 PM
I&#39;m no ref but as a biased Newcastle Supporter it&#39;s safe to say it wasn&#39;t.

St Helens RLFC
17-11-04, 08:14 AM
Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby@Nov 16 2004, 07:13 PM
Was the penalty in that game a correct decision then St Helens, our resident ref?
No.

However, there WAS contact and the referee had a perfect view of it. It&#39;s one of those 50/50 calls just like Andy Gray said, so I won&#39;t be slating the referee.

Brown - footballer or comedy genius?

Brown and Bramble - comedy duo of the century?

shiznit
17-11-04, 07:58 PM
i thought it was a penalty. if that irish hack didnt dive at the Utd players feet than they would have scored.

An Tarbh
17-11-04, 08:08 PM
that Irish hack happens to be one of the best keepers in the world.

St Helens RLFC
18-11-04, 08:26 AM
Originally posted by An Tarbh@Nov 17 2004, 09:08 PM
that Irish hack happens to be one of the best keepers in the world.
Given?

Don&#39;t agree with that. I don&#39;t like small goalkeepers to start with but I think Shay Given is very, very ordinary.

An Tarbh
18-11-04, 08:59 AM
Didn&#39;t think that 6&#39;1" was small, Given is by no means an ordinary keeper.

St Helens RLFC
18-11-04, 11:36 AM
Originally posted by An Tarbh@Nov 18 2004, 09:59 AM
Didn&#39;t think that 6&#39;1" was small, Given is by no means an ordinary keeper.
Too many high profile clangers for my liking, he&#39;s dodgy on crosses, he won&#39;t dive at people&#39;s feet and is prone to conceeding penalties.

Just my opinion of course.

wigan_rlfc
18-11-04, 12:57 PM
Originally posted by St Helens RLFC@Nov 18 2004, 09:26 AM
I don&#39;t like small goalkeepers to start with
So you hold that against them?

woodie
20-11-04, 11:48 PM
Arsenal 1 - 1
(0 - 0) West Brom
R Pires 54
R Earnshaw 79

Bookings:
Z Gera 83




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Chelsea 2 - 2
(1 - 0) Bolton
D Duff 1
CM Tiago 48
K Davies 52
R Jaidi 87

Bookings:
M Kezman 85




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Crystal Palace 0 - 2
(0 - 0) Newcastle
P Kluivert 79
C Bellamy 88

Bookings:
D Granville 82
Bookings:
R Johnsen 6
O Bernard 36
R Elliott 67




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Everton 1 - 0
(0 - 0) Fulham
D Ferguson 67

Bookings:
P Diop 39




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Man Utd 2 - 0
(1 - 0) Charlton
R Giggs 41
P Scholes 50




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Middlesbrough 2 - 0
(1 - 0) Liverpool
C Riggott 36
B Zenden 62

Bookings:
B Zenden 41
G Southgate 57
G Boateng 76
Bookings:
S Hyypia 31
GR Josemi 58




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Norwich 2 - 1
(1 - 1) Southampton
D Francis 28
D Francis 52
J Beattie 24

Bookings:
D Bentley 67
Bookings:
D Kenton 45




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Portsmouth 1 - 3
(1 - 1) Man City
G O&#39;Neil 8
S Wright-Phillips 6
A Sibierski 79
P Bosvelt 87

Bookings:
A Faye 38
D Unsworth 42
A De Zeeuw 45

neh
21-11-04, 01:32 AM
lol liverpool lost again shottie man u!

SaintsFan_Webby
21-11-04, 06:28 AM
Get in! Man City.....on the charge http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif

An Tarbh
21-11-04, 08:56 AM
Away win in London, a rarity indeed. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif

NZL Fan
22-11-04, 07:53 PM
GO MIDDLESBROUGH!!!!!!!!!!!

Liverpool are in the poo without any strikers...............

St Helens RLFC is a little bit quiet on this subject I notice........ http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif

An Tarbh
22-11-04, 08:09 PM
Originally posted by NZL fan@Nov 22 2004, 08:53 PM
Liverpool are in the poo without any strikers...............
Especially with the champions league coming up and Baros likely to miss both games. Liverpool could be heading for the UEFA Cup.

St Helens RLFC
23-11-04, 11:48 AM
I&#39;m a bit quiet because I&#39;m gutted. I&#39;d fancy our chances against anyone with Baros in the team on his current form. And even when we do get the ball in the net against Middlesbrough on saturday without any strikers, an incompetent official disallows the goal. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/mad.gif

An Tarbh
23-11-04, 04:04 PM
That match should have been a draw, Liverpool&#39;s goal should have stood and Zenden was offside.

SaintsFan_Webby
23-11-04, 05:19 PM
Originally posted by An Tarbh@Nov 23 2004, 06:04 PM
That match should have been a draw, Liverpool&#39;s goal should have stood and Zenden was offside.
Zenden wasn&#39;t offside. If you watch the slo-mo replay you can see that it was actually a perfect decision.

An Tarbh
23-11-04, 05:47 PM
Did see the slow-mo and it was offside imo.

NZL Fan
23-11-04, 06:05 PM
Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby+Nov 24 2004, 06:19 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (SaintsFan_Webby @ Nov 24 2004, 06:19 AM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-An Tarbh@Nov 23 2004, 06:04 PM
That match should have been a draw, Liverpool&#39;s goal should have stood and Zenden was offside.
Zenden wasn&#39;t offside. If you watch the slo-mo replay you can see that it was actually a perfect decision. [/b]
I may be biased but.............

have to agree, Zenden was just onside............

An Tarbh
23-11-04, 06:25 PM
Well I&#39;m no Liverpool fan and certainly no fan of Boro so I&#39;m just going on what I saw. Obviously had that been a Newcastle goal he&#39;d be onside but it wasn&#39;t.

SaintsFan_Webby
23-11-04, 06:31 PM
Going by the new &#39;daylight&#39; offside rule, then Zenden was onside.

An Tarbh
23-11-04, 07:56 PM
I&#39;m only going by what I saw and he was offside.

SaintsFan_Webby
24-11-04, 07:23 AM
Originally posted by An Tarbh@Nov 23 2004, 09:56 PM
I&#39;m only going by what I saw and he was offside.
You&#39;re wrong, but let&#39;s just agree to disagree on this one.

An Tarbh
24-11-04, 07:39 AM
Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby+Nov 24 2004, 08:23 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (SaintsFan_Webby @ Nov 24 2004, 08:23 AM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-An Tarbh@Nov 23 2004, 09:56 PM
I&#39;m only going by what I saw and he was offside.
You&#39;re wrong, but let&#39;s just agree to disagree on this one. [/b]
Fair enough.

An Tarbh
24-11-04, 06:02 PM
Harry Redknapp has quit as manager of Portsmouth after being named manager of the month on Saturday. Bizarre.

St Helens RLFC
25-11-04, 08:09 AM
Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby@Nov 23 2004, 07:31 PM
Going by the new &#39;daylight&#39; offside rule, then Zenden was onside.
What a load of inconsistent rubbish that rule is.

And as far as I&#39;m concerned Zenden WAS onside, I have no problem with that, I have a problem with the goal we were robbed of.

SaintsFan_Webby
25-11-04, 02:25 PM
Originally posted by St Helens RLFC+Nov 25 2004, 10:09 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (St Helens RLFC @ Nov 25 2004, 10:09 AM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-SaintsFan_Webby@Nov 23 2004, 07:31 PM
Going by the new &#39;daylight&#39; offside rule, then Zenden was onside.
What a load of inconsistent rubbish that rule is.

And as far as I&#39;m concerned Zenden WAS onside, I have no problem with that, I have a problem with the goal we were robbed of. [/b]
The offside rule is now useless. If people hadn&#39;t moaned about the number of wrong decisions made and except that linesmen are only human and are going to make mistakes, then I doubt there would now be as much of an issue.

St Helens RLFC
26-11-04, 11:35 AM
Video technology.

Simple solution.

An Tarbh
26-11-04, 11:42 AM
I agree, video technology is the answer but for some reason experts in football seem to think that this will slow down the game, lead to too many stoppages. Nonsense it&#39;s not exactly the fastest ball game by any stretch of the imagination. If 1 or 2 minutes are added on to a game of football to improve the quality of decisions then I&#39;m all for it. Plus the tension makes for great viewing and spectating.

woodie
28-11-04, 09:18 AM
Charlton 0-4 Chelsea
West Brom 0-3 Man Utd
Man City 2-0 Aston Villa
Bolton 0-1 Portsmouth
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee United
Southampton 2-2 C Palace
Birmingham 1-1 Norwich
Fulham 0-2 Blackburn

St Helens RLFC
28-11-04, 10:19 AM
Chelsea are looking awesome at the moment I must say even though Charlton are an absolutely shocking football team.

SaintsFan_Webby
28-11-04, 10:45 AM
Shaun Wright-Phillips.......back of the net! Top strike from the little lad.

I think I&#39;ve worked out why the disgraceful behaviour of the Spanish supporters didn&#39;t worry him.........he couldn&#39;t see them over the advertsing boards. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif

An Tarbh
28-11-04, 04:30 PM
More dropped points for Newcastle, at home to Everton drawing 1-1, Bellamy missed a glorious chance with 5 minutes left.

An Tarbh
28-11-04, 05:11 PM
Great result for Liverpool against Arsenal with a last minute stunner from Neil Mellor.

St Helens RLFC
28-11-04, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by An Tarbh@Nov 28 2004, 06:11 PM
Great result for Liverpool against Arsenal with a last minute stunner from Neil Mellor.
Fabulous performance from Liverpool I&#39;m absolutely delighted.

NZL Fan
28-11-04, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by St Helens RLFC+Nov 29 2004, 07:10 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (St Helens RLFC @ Nov 29 2004, 07:10 AM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-An Tarbh@Nov 28 2004, 06:11 PM
Great result for Liverpool against Arsenal with a last minute stunner from Neil Mellor.
Fabulous performance from Liverpool I&#39;m absolutely delighted. [/b]
Chelsea are far and away the best side this year..........Arsenal have the shakes, and the rest seem to be making up the numbers............

God I hate Chelsea...............

An Tarbh
28-11-04, 07:11 PM
Looks like Diouf could be on his way out of Bolton after spitting at Arjan De Zeeuw on Saturday, he&#39;s already been fined 2 weeks wages but there&#39;s been speculation that Bolton could send him back to Liverpool.

neh
28-11-04, 07:46 PM
did liverpool win or get a last minute equaliser?

An Tarbh
28-11-04, 07:47 PM
They won 2-1 with a last minute goal from Neil Mellor

shiznit
28-11-04, 08:24 PM
Man U are on the way up folkes!!

St Helens RLFC
28-11-04, 08:25 PM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40574000/jpg/_40574743_mellor270.jpg

Golden image for one of my favourite young players.

neh
28-11-04, 08:26 PM
f*** that would be mean wouldnt it scoring a late winner against a team like arsenal especially when ur team aint going so well

St Helens RLFC
28-11-04, 10:06 PM
Originally posted by shiznit@Nov 28 2004, 09:24 PM
Man U are on the way up folkes!!
Until you play a good team, when you&#39;ll lose.

An Tarbh - I see the resident comedy goalkeeper Mr Given has been up to his usual antics today. Less foot movement than a scarecrow for the goal and going on a wander when Marcus Bent missed an open goal.

He&#39;s not top 5 Premiership standard.

An Tarbh
28-11-04, 10:09 PM
Originally posted by shiznit@Nov 28 2004, 09:24 PM
Man U are on the way up folkes!!
Well they could hardly go anywhere but up after their start to the season

woodie
28-11-04, 10:14 PM
Liverpool did CFC a big favour today. Good on that fat young forward of theirs. December 8th is going to be one hell of a game.

An Tarbh
28-11-04, 10:50 PM
Chelsea should be well able for Liverpool despite their result today.

An Tarbh
28-11-04, 10:51 PM
Is December 8 not a champions league night?

St Helens RLFC
28-11-04, 11:25 PM
Originally posted by An Tarbh@Nov 28 2004, 11:51 PM
Is December 8 not a champions league night?
It is.

neh
29-11-04, 08:03 PM
just watched arsenal and liverpool man that game had awesome goals, that buildup to the first one was pure class and what a finish by that young dude

neh
05-12-04, 12:10 AM
yay&#39;ya manchester united are coming hard 3-0 against southampton, but just look at the form chelsea is in winning easily against newcastle 4-0

Ripper
05-12-04, 12:47 AM
Originally posted by neh@Dec 5 2004, 01:10 PM
but just look at the form chelsea is in winning easily against newcastle 4-0
All Part of a Grand Master Plan http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif

An Tarbh
05-12-04, 07:49 AM
Chelsea are looking awesome admittedly but we&#39;ll see how good they are next week if they can win at Highbury.

Heard a strange comment on the tv yesterday from Ray Houghton saying that 1-11 Man Utd are better than Chelsea. Now this is only my humble opinion but only Rooney, Van Nistelrooy, Neville and maybe Ronaldinho would have a chance of getting in the Chelsea starting team.

neh
05-12-04, 09:04 AM
there have better more familiar names but no way in hell are they better

woodie
05-12-04, 09:45 AM
Originally posted by An Tarbh@Dec 5 2004, 08:49 AM
Chelsea are looking awesome admittedly but we&#39;ll see how good they are next week if they can win at Highbury.

Heard a strange comment on the tv yesterday from Ray Houghton saying that 1-11 Man Utd are better than Chelsea. Now this is only my humble opinion but only Rooney, Van Nistelrooy, Neville and maybe Ronaldinho would have a chance of getting in the Chelsea starting team.
Ronaldinho!?

I wouldn&#39;t mind Ferdinand instead of Carvalho, but there&#39;s nobody else I&#39;d want from that team.

An Tarbh
05-12-04, 09:51 AM
I&#39;d always go with Carvalho ahead of Ferdinand, obviously meant Ronaldo, alwyas get them 2 mixed up don&#39;t know why? http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif

NZL Fan
07-12-04, 02:30 AM
Middlesbrough win again!!!!

Can&#39;t be long before Stewart Downing gets a run on the left flank for England I should think...............

cavan
07-12-04, 10:26 AM
yeah he&#39;s the next Andy Hinchcliffe!

St Helens RLFC
07-12-04, 01:59 PM
Originally posted by NZL fan@Dec 7 2004, 03:30 AM
Middlesbrough win again!!!!

Can&#39;t be long before Stewart Downing gets a run on the left flank for England I should think...............
Not ready yet.

He&#39;s a good player playing very well but he isn&#39;t ready yet.

NZL Fan
07-12-04, 06:53 PM
Originally posted by St Helens RLFC+Dec 8 2004, 02:59 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (St Helens RLFC @ Dec 8 2004, 02:59 AM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-NZL fan@Dec 7 2004, 03:30 AM
Middlesbrough win again!!!!

Can&#39;t be long before Stewart Downing gets a run on the left flank for England I should think...............
Not ready yet.

He&#39;s a good player playing very well but he isn&#39;t ready yet. [/b]
That is true, but with limited options on the left I would have thought that it might be the time to start blooding some new talent.

If he was playing the way he has this season for one of the more "recognised" clubs I don&#39;t think it would be much of a problem to be honest..........

St Helens RLFC
07-12-04, 09:05 PM
Originally posted by NZL fan@Dec 7 2004, 07:53 PM
If he was playing the way he has this season for one of the more "recognised" clubs I don&#39;t think it would be much of a problem to be honest..........
Agreed.

It is only a matter of time before he&#39;s capped though you&#39;re quite right.

woodie
12-12-04, 05:55 PM
Arsenal 2-2 Chelsea.

Good game & result.

An Tarbh
12-12-04, 05:58 PM
I&#39;d be rightly ****** if I was Mourinho, how Poll could give that free kick I&#39;lll never know, once again Pires proves he&#39;s a diving cheating *******.

neh
19-12-04, 01:04 AM
a quite fascinating match at old trafford this morning and as the commentators said if it wasnt for the crystal palace keaper the score could of been 10-2

cavan
19-12-04, 10:28 AM
yeah Kiraly was good, saved one shot with his elbow, twas quare funny. Rooney missed a peno, which means hes screwed up my fantasy football score for the week... http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/mad.gif

SaintsFan_Webby
19-12-04, 01:36 PM
Originally posted by cavan@Dec 19 2004, 12:28 PM
yeah Kiraly was good, saved one shot with his elbow, twas quare funny. Rooney missed a peno, which means hes screwed up my fantasy football score for the week... http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/mad.gif
Yes, that&#39;s exactly what happened to me! Can&#39;t believe I picked Rooney instead of my second choice, Jermain Defoe......

cavan
19-12-04, 01:41 PM
in my game missed peno&#39;s give a negative score, i can&#39;t tell you how ****** i am. Without Lampard, Terry and Henry we&#39;d all be screwed. Stewart Downing has been my find of the season. Had him since week 2 at 5.5m, he&#39;s woth 7.7m now.

An Tarbh
19-12-04, 01:53 PM
Would you take Bramble onto your team cause he&#39;s having another howler for Newcastle today. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif

St Helens RLFC
19-12-04, 10:26 PM
Originally posted by An Tarbh@Dec 19 2004, 02:53 PM
Would you take Bramble onto your team cause he&#39;s having another howler for Newcastle today. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif
He&#39;s garbage. Liverpool played well today but Bramble is quite simply garbage.

An Tarbh
19-12-04, 11:02 PM
and to think that Newcastle spent 6 million on that ****. Looking fairly dodgy for us at the moment, can&#39;t get a win to save our lives. Looks like my doubts about Souness weren&#39;t unfounded. If Bobby Robson can&#39;t get anything out of Newcastle what makes Shepherd think that Souness can? Milner was one of the few players who played well today but Souness takes him off after 70 minites. Yes we have injuries but still with the players we have we should be doing much better. Maybe if Arsenal give us a thumping over Christmas Freddy may act impulsively and get rid of Souness. Certainly was a waste of 9.50 for today&#39;s match although it was a quality o.g. from Bramble

St Helens RLFC
21-12-04, 10:35 AM
Can Newcastle afford to sack Souness???

Many of your problems stem back to the sale of Woodgate. I mean Robbie Elliot at centre half? No, no, no! Which isn&#39;t Souness&#39; fault.

It was a superb finish from Bramble although I think Given was looking weak again - just staring at a cross.

St Helens RLFC
21-12-04, 10:36 AM
MORIENTES: I WANT TO PLAY FOR BENITEZ AT LFC

Fernando Morientes has pleaded with Real Madrid to let him leave the Bernabeu to play for Liverpool.
The Spanish striker is Rafa Benitez&#39;s top transfer target for the January transfer window as he seeks reinforcements in attack following Djibril Ciise&#39;s serious leg injury.

Madrid have so far given little indication that they are prepared to sell the 28 year old, but Morientes insists he wants to leave and he wants to play for Benitez at Anfield.

He said: "Madrid know my situation and they know they must do something about me. They must sort out the situation by being sensible.

"I am in a position where I want to play, and I will have to look elsewhere to do that. If Madrid do not want me then it&#39;s in the best interests of everyone that they are realistic.

"I haven&#39;t spoken to Rafa Benitez but I have always appreciated his work and I would like to play for him.

"There are things that must be sorted out now, and I hope they can do it. I am a Madrid player and my circumstances are difficult because I must wait for them to decide. But I would like it to be resolved with maturity.

"I like Liverpool and I am pleased that a club of their stature want to buy me. I have told Madrid that I want it to happen."


http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/drilldown/N...041221-0849.htm (http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/drilldown/N147203041221-0849.htm)


That should ease our striker crisis a bit...

SaintsFan_Webby
21-12-04, 05:56 PM
I read that Real are only offering Morientes to Liverpool first, ahead of Monaco, because they desperately want to get their hands on Steven Gerrard.

St Helens RLFC
21-12-04, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby@Dec 21 2004, 06:56 PM
I read that Real are only offering Morientes to Liverpool first, ahead of Monaco, because they desperately want to get their hands on Steven Gerrard.
Gerrard will sign for the Russians.

SaintsFan_Webby
22-12-04, 09:30 AM
Originally posted by St Helens RLFC+Dec 21 2004, 11:32 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (St Helens RLFC @ Dec 21 2004, 11:32 PM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-SaintsFan_Webby@Dec 21 2004, 06:56 PM
I read that Real are only offering Morientes to Liverpool first, ahead of Monaco, because they desperately want to get their hands on Steven Gerrard.
Gerrard will sign for the Russians. [/b]
Probably. Man Utd would also be in there as well I imagine, if they hadn&#39;t blown their entire transfer budget on Rooney.

St Helens RLFC
22-12-04, 10:15 AM
No chance.

WE WILL NOT SELL OUR BEST PLAYER TO OUR BIGGEST RIVALS NO MATTER WHAT THEY BID. Nor do I believe Gerrard would want go there.

Chelsea or Real Madrid is where he&#39;ll end up.

woodie
22-12-04, 11:19 AM
If anyone&#39;s going to get him it&#39;s chelsea

St Helens RLFC
22-12-04, 11:32 AM
If we give Real Madrid first refusal on him as part of the Morientes then there&#39;s not a lot you Russians can do about it really woodie.

An Tarbh
22-12-04, 11:09 PM
There is if Newcastle get Morientes.

St Helens RLFC
22-12-04, 11:12 PM
Originally posted by An Tarbh@Dec 23 2004, 12:09 AM
There is if Newcastle get Morientes.
He&#39;ll sign for us, because of the Rafa connection if nothing else.

An Tarbh
22-12-04, 11:22 PM
Real care more about the money and less about Morientes&#39; personal hapiness. Personally I don&#39;t give a **** who he signs for as long as Souness gets a decent central defender and not that Rangers clown he has his eyes on.

woodie
22-12-04, 11:41 PM
Delighted to see Madrid lose again today, arrogant tossers.

St Helens RLFC
22-12-04, 11:46 PM
Originally posted by An Tarbh@Dec 23 2004, 12:22 AM
Real care more about the money and less about Morientes&#39; personal hapiness. Personally I don&#39;t give a **** who he signs for as long as Souness gets a decent central defender and not that Rangers clown he has his eyes on.
Boumsong is a good centre half mate he&#39;s holding that comedy football club together. He&#39;ll do a good job for Newcastle. But then again, me and you would be a better pairing than Bramble and Elliott...

You don&#39;t need Morientes your strikeforce, when fit, is good.

St Helens RLFC
22-12-04, 11:46 PM
Originally posted by woodie@Dec 23 2004, 12:41 AM
Delighted to see Madrid lose again today, arrogant tossers.
Agreed, it&#39;s going to be Barcelona&#39;s season. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif

An Tarbh
23-12-04, 12:28 AM
Originally posted by St Helens RLFC@Dec 23 2004, 12:46 AM
Boumsong is a good centre half mate he&#39;s holding that comedy football club together. He&#39;ll do a good job for Newcastle.
Oh please, anyone would look half way decent at Rangers, Bramble would even have a great chance at being their player of the season. Maybe Rangers will be stupid enough or gullible enough to take him in some sort of trade.

St Helens RLFC
23-12-04, 12:45 AM
Been watching Boumsong for three years - he&#39;s a good centre half and let&#39;s face it he has to be better than what you have right now. He stood out for Auxerre a mile when they visited Anfield a while back - a top player.

The scary thing is that Bramble would probably be the SPL player of the year. But then again the SPL is a comedy competition and both Rangers and Celtic are comedy football clubs...