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FOOTBALL • VOETBAL • FÚTBOL • CALCIO • FUTEBOL - 2013-2014 THREAD

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by DLester, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Cleav

    Cleav Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic! I'm a Derby fan and the early 70's was our great era. Charlie was my hero, he came to Derby and lit up the Baseball ground. In particular his hat-trick against RM. I was there that night and will never forget the atmosphere.


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    I was lucky as my Dad was the Maintenance Manager of the ground so I got the inside track on everything spending time inside changing rooms etc. I still have a pair of Charlie's ankle guards somewhere he gave me.

    I play golf nowadays and play with lots of that Derby team and others at our Club.

    Might you recall some of these?

    Roy McFarland, Colin Todd, Rod Thomas, Gerry Daly, Billy Hughes, Henry Newton. Regular visitors are Billy's mates from the Sunderland FA Cup winning team Montgomery, Tueart, et al.

    It's great going over the old times, especially the atmosphere at the old grounds, the new ones are concrete jungles with no soul IMO

    Happy days!
     
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    Great stuff Cleav! What an experience for a young boy. I remember Gerry Daly from my Shoot 'pin-ups', but seem to recall him being w/ Utd back then. Bruce Rioch (the Englishman who captained Scotland!) & Franny Lee are the Derby names that stick out in my mind, and of course the name of their stadium - the Baseball Ground! Always liked the B/W kit....
     
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  3. Cleav

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    Yeah, Gerry came later as part of the decline. Ironic really how it happened. He fell out with Tommy Docherty at United and they sold him to derby for £300,000, he hated the Doc and was happy to get out. Three months later Derby sacked their boss and installed The Doc as manager! You couldn't write it!

    Franny gets to come down a few times a year, he's big mates with Rod Thomas. I was there the time when he and Norman Hunter exchanged punches Derby v Leeds. What most people don't realise is that it kicked off in the tunnel off camera and pushing and shoving in the Player's Bar later too. Happy days indeed.

    1973 saw Derby cheated out of the European Cup by Juve, or so they say...

    Gunners 1 v 1 Hammers

    Kallstrom is so poor it is beyond belief
     
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    El Argentino Well-Known Member

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    Barca v RM tonight, who is favourite?
     
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    Market has Barca as the favorite, which is surprising to me, even though Real doesn't have Ronaldo. Still, we're injury-ridden at the back, and haven't been performing well lately.
     
  7. Cleav

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    I got Barca 7/5

    Draw 13/5

    RM 7/4

    No fun bet there!
     
  8. El Argentino

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    Hoping that Barça's lack of defense outweighs RM's lack of Ronaldo. Given how Madrid have performed over the season, I'm not too worried, but their choke-job in Dortmund was rather alarming. Bale normally steps up when CR7 is gone.
     
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    All down to Bale?

    RM to win, more than 4 goals in the game!
     
  10. El Argentino

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    Bale and DiMaria are RM's difference makers. Messi is Barça's. Fortunately, Messi is out of form at the moment.
     
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    Cant disagree with that El A :nodding:

    Wager is on, fingers crossed...
     
  12. Cleav

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    Di Maria!!!!!!!
     
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    Tuned in at around the 58 minute mark. Thought the final third of the game was pretty good. Couple of very solid goals.
     
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    Di María and Bale. Bale is so freaking fast. Couldn't believe that goal. Wow. :eek:

    And Barça prove what everyone has suspected for 3 years now: toothless when Messi is off his game. Also, no defense.

    Conceded: that Bartra header was pretty spectacular.
     
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    I want to be in between Bale and CR7, please
     
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    As a student of Latin America myself, this is both not surprising, and immensely worrysome:

     
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    I can't say I'm entirely surprised. Countries who are tasked to host such events (Olympics, EURO, World Cup, etc.) are almost always rife with corruption and God knows what else. The only difference is the degree of said corruption. Money is usually pocketed by the host nation's organized crime, crooked police, politicians, and the like.
     
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    That was quick!

    Bale is like lightening, Alves.....
     
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