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Old 01-01-2007, 11:13 AM   #451
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Benitez cranks up Bolton pressure

Benitez (left) is no fan of Allardyce's tactics
Rafael Benitez has claimed Bolton are shown too much leniency by referees ahead of Liverpool's latest match against Sam Allardyce's team.
Anfield boss Benitez has long been a critic of what he sees as Bolton's overly-physical style of play.
"Bolton could not play this way in Spain," he said in the build-up to their New Year's Day meeting.
"Every free-kick, corner and throw-in would be a foul, but here it's not. They know this and take advantage."

So what is your point Rafael? We wouldn't get away with it in La Liga but we do in the Premiership... so what? We aint playing in La Liga, so yes, we are going to take advantage in the Premiership!

Bolton do play physical, but it's just a different style of play, same as Chelsea prefer to play a more narrow game than most in the Premiership. Most teams have different styles and there is nothing wrong with that. Occasionally it goes a little too far and a player is fouled, but was this not once a man's game?

The whole physical side of Bolton's game is way exagerated anyway. I think it originates from the armchair fan who watches his five minute Bolton highlights each week on MOTD and pretends he is a genious. Puzzled how this club that 20 years ago was in the 4th division is now in the top half of the Premiership. When the fact is that he doesn't want to admit to himself that his long standing Premiership side* has been outplayed and out-thought by them neanderthals from up north.

But we did play s**t today though for once!

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Old 01-01-2007, 12:04 PM   #452
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Reading 6 - 0 West Ham



Cheers yertle for ipswich beating birmingham, they've finally been found out.

Well done to Leeds as well for winning, i know a lot people don't like them but as they're my local team when i'm at uni i like to see them do well. A team that was in the champions league semi-finals five years ago to potentially a team playing in the 3rd tier of english football is a horrific fall from grace and i for one don't really want to see that. Then again Man City were playing in League 1 only a few years ago but they had Shaun "feed the goat and he will score" Goater. How leeds could do with him now.
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Old 01-01-2007, 12:44 PM   #453
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I wish I still had radio commentary, have missed the last two games because of that, and will miss the next two away at Sunderland and home to Colchester because I'm enlisting.

I fully expect to take a point at Sunderland get tonked by the Essex mob.
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Right then, in 40 minutes i'm leaving my house and heading for Villa Park. I'm gonna be well annoying if when i go back to uni i'll have spent £80 on 3 games and seen no goals and points for my boys (although i did get to see Paul Scholes' goal of the season contender in the flesh).

And against the champions tonight it's not likely we'll get much ou of this game. However, we do have quite a good record against Chelsea and we've taken points from them in the last 7 meetings at Villa Park so you never know. However our best player (Barry) suspended, Petrov doubtful and an emergency loan goalkeeper starting i'm not getting my hopes up.

Expect an extremely frustrated and pissed off match report in about 6 hours time!
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Not a bad result in the end. Chelsea haven't won at villa park in 8 years and they didn't win tonight either. They should have won, they had 2 or 3 very good chances but failed to take any of them. Villa never really looked like scoring but i'll happily take a point.

I find it quite amusing that chelsea had over 150 million pounds worth of talent on thepitch and they failed to put a solitary goal past an emergency loan goalkeeper and 2 centre backs that came straight through our youth academy.

Also Man United played far better football when they came here a couple of weeks ago so i'll be a little annoyed if they don't win the league now, esp with the little helping hand we've given them here tonight.
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Also Man United played far better football when they came here a couple of weeks ago so i'll be a little annoyed if they don't win the league now, esp with the little helping hand we've given them here tonight.
no arguments here.

but chelsea don't have to play better football to win the league, they just have to get more points...that can be done the ugly way as well as the exciting way, unfortunately.


and villa can give utd another helping hand when they go to old trafford for their next league game.


oh and i just read, moanrinho is complaining about how expensive players are to buy now. ironic since chelsea are the biggest contributer to that the last couple years.
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OOOOUUUUCCCCCHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

Just seen a clip of Anti Niemi's horrific fall the other day, how in God's name he hasn't sustained serious, permanent damage is anybody's guess, thank God he hasn't, it made me feel sick to the pit of my stomach seeing it, hope he makes a full, & speedy recovery.
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1Step, after last nights result, does that make Villa the first team to not lose to Chelsea in the league since Mourinho tookover them?
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1Step, after last nights result, does that make Villa the first team to not lose to Chelsea in the league since Mourinho tookover them?
At home yes, but we got beaten by them last season at stamford bridge i think. Either way they've still got an awful record against us whether they're funded by abramovic or not!

I wonder if Chelsea will try and sign sol campbell this month. If i was sol i'd stay at portsmouth, he seems to be enjoying playing outside the pressure cooker atmosphere of one of the 'big four' teams and he's always guarrenteed a starting place at portsmouth.
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I meant in one season, draws at The Bridge, & now at Villa, I think they're the first to avoid defeat in the league in one season to Chelsea under Mourinho.
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yes perhaps they are. Just goes to show the kind of domination Chelsea have exercised over the league in the last 2-3 years. It's taken this long.
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Looks like Larsson will partner Ole up front for United on Sunday.

LARSSON AND SOLSKJAER TO PAY AGAINST VILLA

By Ed Wednesday 3rd January 2007

Rooney to rest whilst Saha is injured for Cup match.

Fergie:

"I didn't take Ole to Newcastle because he has played two games in four days,
"I thought he would be better resting ready for Sunday's match.
"He will play along with Larsson.
"Saha has a groin injury and he may be out for two weeks, but hopefully not

Fergie should keep his fingers & toes crossed on that, if Balsa Boys recovery from injuries in the past is anything to go by!
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well even if saha is out for 2 weeks he would only miss the 2 games against Villa at home...

i really hope larsson settles into the side quickly, any idea where exactly he'll play?
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Bindippers heading for a g$£&er type fiasco? Read on.....


LIVERPOOL SUITORS ONLY AFTER PROFIT

By Editor Thursday 4th January 2007


There’ll be little investment.

From the Telegraph:

Liverpool, who are being bought by an investment company effectively owned by the Dubai government, could be sold again in seven years' time, according to a confidential document seen by The Daily Telegraph.

The document also reveals that Dubai International Capital are planning to borrow up to £300 million to finance their £450m purchase of the club.
DIC see their investment in Liverpool as purely a business deal built round the new stadium Liverpool are planning at Stanley Park.

When they sell in seven years' time they are hoping to make a huge profit, providing a return of around 25 per cent on their investment for every year of ownership. There appear to be no plans to invest in new players.

The seven-page document, which outlines the investment rationale, has been circulated to major City investors to attract them to join the consortium.
The great investment opportunities that Liverpool provide, as DIC see it, are set out in a section entitled “The Opportunity”.

The document says: “Opportunities exist to boost returns by unlocking 'hidden' value. We believe there is potential for multiple arbitrage if real estate/leisure is developed on the current Anfield site. Such an investment would allow the Middle East region to leverage on a strong brand with an equally strong international fan base.”

The document tells potential investors that over the next five years a return starting at 19.3 per cent could rise to 29 per cent in year five.

Only speculation at the moment, but as they say, there's no smoke without fire.
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