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Re: 2016/17 Football season chat

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 4:43 pm
by Bub&Bob
psj3809 wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 9:23 am
Even though i hate Man utd - fair play to them as theyve been on a great streak in the premiership without losing a game
Well the "great" aka "one of the most boring, dull, draw laden unbeaten runs, where they have so far scored less goals than Bournemouth" has come to an end.

Re: 2016/17 Football season chat

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 9:08 am
by psj3809
Yeah wasnt the most exciting streak. So many draws , might have contended if they could have converted those draws into a few wins.

Anyway i'm happy they lost to Arsenal. Hope Spurs beat them next week as i dont want them to make the CL (Sure you might have realised that ;)

Happy as anything Reading have made the playoffs, cant see them making the premiership but you never know. Would like to get to wembley for the playoff final but i think they're there a year too early. Not complaining though !

Re: 2016/17 Football season chat

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 6:12 pm
by Negative Creep
3 points away from the title now, could have it sewn up by Friday. Also means Boro are down and currently Hull most likely to join them

Re: 2016/17 Football season chat

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 7:01 am
by psj3809
Happy Chelsea will do it this year. They started off a bit rocky didnt they ?

Think its good for the league when we've had a different winner the last four seasons. FA Cup should be decent as well

Glad to see Newcastle back to the premiership , happy for Brighton fans as well

Re: 2016/17 Football season chat

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 7:29 am
by thingonaspring
Would have been even better to make it 5 different winners in the last 5 years rather than Chelsea win it again :wink:

Re: 2016/17 Football season chat

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 6:05 pm
by dste
Sunday was tense as hell, especially when I click on BBC Football and the live score headline is Forest down as it stands.

Luckily we beat Ipswich 3-0 to survive another season in the Championship. Next season will be our tenth in a row which is funny as I now see as to be the Sunderland of the Championship.

Re: 2016/17 Football season chat

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 3:49 am
by Negative Creep
psj3809 wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 7:01 am
Happy Chelsea will do it this year. They started off a bit rocky didnt they ?

Yes it did take Conte a while to adjust. We went 3-0 down at half time against Arsenal in what was one of the worst displays I have ever seen. He switched to 3 at the back at half time and we won the next 12 in a row. We have been lucky with injuries and haven't had to worry about Europe, but it's still been quite a remarkable transformation

Re: 2016/17 Football season chat

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 8:59 am
by Negative Creep
Behind a paywall, but this must surely be the best/worst article about football I've seen.

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/05/ars ... ne-wenger/
article wrote:‘I had 20 good years supporting Manchester United but now I follow Arsenal, and I find the treatment of the magnificent Arsène Wenger by large sections of my fellow fans mystifying and depressing. I supported Manchester United because when Rupert Murdoch bought top-tier English football in the early 1990s and started marketing it aggressively at the middle classes – who, like me, had previously had no interest in the sport – United were the only logical choice. They played pulsating, swaggering football and often scored thrilling wins from seemingly impossible situations. The young men who made up the spine of the team had grown up together in a boys’ own story and – most importantly – they had a manager in Sir Alex Ferguson who was a high priest of romance.

‘But then he left. And what followed has been very dull. So I stopped supporting United and started following Arsenal. Chiefly out of admiration for their dignified and daring French manager’
Blimey....

Re: 2016/17 Football season chat

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 9:38 am
by psj3809
What a joke that article is and even more so that journalist. Must be some obviously trolling or something. Ridiculous

Re: 2016/17 Football season chat

Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 6:13 pm
by dste
So Chelsea are the 2016/2017 Premier League champions.

Re: 2016/17 Football season chat

Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 6:10 pm
by dste
Hull join Middlesbrough and Sunderland in being relegated to the Championship.

Re: 2016/17 Football season chat

Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 3:52 am
by psj3809
Happy as hell Readings in the playoff final. However now its the biggest game of the season and probably one of the biggest ever (top 5 at least) in their history

Be gutted to lose, then again if you told me back in August they would be in the playoff final i wouldnt have believed you. Anyway looking forward to a very stressful 90 minutes on may bank holiday

Re: 2016/17 Football season chat

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 4:52 am
by dste
And you will be playing Huddersfield.

Re: 2016/17 Football season chat

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 7:28 pm
by dste
So Forest are now owned by Evangelos Marinakis who also owns Olympiakos.

Cannot say I'm convinced myself.

Re: 2016/17 Football season chat

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 3:23 pm
by Negative Creep
In the end there were 6 points between Southampton in 8th and Watford in 17th, for all the talk of the Premier League being one where anyone can beat anyone, the top 7 are miles ahead of everyone else