THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

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08 Dec 2012 16:12 #739527 by Antepli Ejderha
Norwich three up on Swansea at half time but Michu has just pulled one back.
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08 Dec 2012 16:22 #739532 by Antepli Ejderha
Now De Guzman gets a second and Swansea are dominating the second half. Triple the possession and Norwich defending way too deep.
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08 Dec 2012 16:23 #739533 by Mumpo
Sunderland were trying their hardest to ship the seven goals necessary to dump them in the relegation zone, but Reading have now done Chelsea's work for them.
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08 Dec 2012 20:55 #739571 by That Night In Barcelona
Southampton have now only lost 1 of their last 6 games, the good run coinciding with Jack Cork's return to the team and Jos Hooiveld being dropped to the bench (AB2 will be please to note the latter).
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08 Dec 2012 21:01 #739573 by Antepli Ejderha
A Swansea fan was arrested after Norwich scored their fourth goal for an alleged racist gesture aimed at Bassong. From the incident to the arrest took ten minutes.
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08 Dec 2012 21:22 #739576 by Borracho

That Night In Barcelona wrote: Southampton have now only lost 1 of their last 6 games, the good run coinciding with Jack Cork's return to the team and Jos Hooiveld being dropped to the bench (AB2 will be please to note the latter).


Hooiveld looked like a donkey even in the SPL, to be honest. It's one thing not being able to cope with good strikers, it's another to worsen the situation further by giving away loads of unnecessary penalties and scoring own goals.

Two of the relegation places already look preordained. It might be all three soon if Sunderland keep going the way they're going. This is already, by miles the worst streak of O'Neill's managerial career, and he appears to have no real idea how to arrest it.

They've got the two Manchester clubs and Spurs before the end of the year, but the other fixtures -- Reading home, Southampton away -- are much more important.
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09 Dec 2012 00:58 #739615 by That Night In Barcelona
Another goal for Akinfenwa today, apparently he's now at 16 stone.

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09 Dec 2012 03:40 #739634 by RobM

That Night In Barcelona wrote: Another goal for Akinfenwa today, apparently he's now at 16 stone.


There's hope for us all nice finish but I think we can all agree that a football strip's not a good look for a frame like that. Have some dignity man.

Saw him on the Football League show tonight and a Scotsman's thoughts couldn't help but turn to Mark Yardley.

news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/1708401.stm't

The photo doesn't do his massive bulk justice when it came to the final years of his career.

Even Mark had nowt on the sub who came on for Cracovia the first time I witnessed the delights of Polish fitba'.
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09 Dec 2012 03:42 #739635 by RobM
I say all this as a man of substantial frame myself.
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09 Dec 2012 08:19 #739646 by Antepli Ejderha
West Brom looked to be the victim of three bad pieces of refereeing in their game at Arsenal. A blatant dive for the first penalty and a push in the build up to the second plus a good shout for a penalty of their own turned down. Three defeats in a row for the Baggies now.
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09 Dec 2012 08:21 #739648 by Antepli Ejderha
Darren Bent finally got on the pitch for Villa as a second half substitute. Seems like an appearance clause is behind his previous non appearances.
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09 Dec 2012 08:26 #739649 by Sits

Antepli Ejderha wrote: Darren Bent finally got on the pitch for Villa as a second half substitute. Seems like an appearance clause is behind his previous non appearances.


So why's he back now? Is the theory that he mustn't play more than a certain number of games by the end of the year, and now he physically can't?
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09 Dec 2012 08:35 #739652 by Antepli Ejderha
Fifty league appearances means they have to pay Sunderland six million is what I heard could be a load of bollocks but it does make sense if they plan to off load him in the transfer window.

As for his potential destination QPR they set a record yesterday sixteen games without a win from the start of the season. Wigan also had eight players missing and from what I saw in the highlights they were unlucky not to win.
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09 Dec 2012 09:12 #739663 by hobbes
Interview with Glen Johnson in the Torygraph today.
Apparently he's in the second year of an OU maths degree.
Blimey.
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09 Dec 2012 09:45 #739672 by Kettle
Is that to help him count how many times he's dragged out of position with consummate ease every game?
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09 Dec 2012 11:22 - 09 Dec 2012 11:23 #739690 by The Alan Partridge Project

hobbes wrote: Interview with Glen Johnson in the Torygraph today.
Apparently he's in the second year of an OU maths degree.
Blimey.


Yes, I think that I'll confess to being astounded by that news.

The Cazorla dive in the Arse V Baggies game was an absolute shocker.
Last Edit: 09 Dec 2012 11:23 by The Alan Partridge Project.
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09 Dec 2012 11:26 #739691 by Sits
Oh that's up there with the Suarez one.
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09 Dec 2012 15:32 #739721 by The Awesome Berbaslug!!!
I think that's the third or fourth time I've seen it happen, but beating man city in injury time never gets old.
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09 Dec 2012 16:02 #739741 by Reed John
What's the story behind the bubbles at West Ham?
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09 Dec 2012 16:06 - 09 Dec 2012 16:14 #739743 by Diable Rouge
"I'm forever blowing bubbles,
Bubbles in the air ..."

Repeat ad nauseum for 90 minutes.
Last Edit: 09 Dec 2012 16:14 by Diable Rouge.
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