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Lifes big question...

Post by Submerge » Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:14 am

How can Thierry Henry go to Barcelona for £16m, when Darren Bent may go to Spurs for £17m.

Go figure!
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:18 am

Submerge wrote:How can Thierry Henry go to Barcelona for £16m
Should have flown with EasyJet, it would have been much cheaper ;)
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Post by SirClive » Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:57 am

Something to do with Henry's best years being behind him and Bents ahead.
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Post by Bub&Bob » Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:27 am

SirClive wrote:Something to do with Henry's best years being behind him and Bents ahead.
Because it will be funny when Bent scores b*gger all goals and Spurs go down :wink:
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Post by The Master » Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:47 am

Never mind all that. Is it true that magpies steal baby sheep's eyes!?

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Post by EvilArmourKing » Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:02 am

Submerge wrote:How can Thierry Henry go to Barcelona for £16m, when Darren Bent may go to Spurs for £17m.

Go figure!
Funny how Thierry Henry has always insisted that he would stay at Arsenal.

A very sudden about turn.

And WTF is Sven doing at Man City.

What next, Ronald McDonald running Chelsea??

Tony Blair buys Millwall???

Where will it end!
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Post by felgekarp » Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:26 am

The Master wrote:Never mind all that. Is it true that magpies steal baby sheep's eyes!?
That's right they do, with the sheep still attached in most cases.
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Post by Bub&Bob » Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:18 am

felgekarp wrote:
The Master wrote:Never mind all that. Is it true that magpies steal baby sheep's eyes!?
That's right they do, with the sheep still attached in most cases.
Why is it that you never see baby pidgeons?
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Post by The Master » Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:42 am

The ones you see all the time ARE the baby pigeons. The adults have a wingspan of eight feet, and upon reaching maturity fly to the Himalayas to subsist on mountain-climbers, and the occasional goat.

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Post by felgekarp » Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:00 am

The Master wrote:The ones you see all the time ARE the baby pigeons. The adults have a wingspan of eight feet, and upon reaching maturity fly to the Himalayas to subsist on mountain-climbers, and the occasional goat.
That's how my great grandad died, he was going up the Himalayas when a pigeon dropped a goat on him, terrible times, terrible.
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Re: Lifes big question...

Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:23 am

EvilArmourKing wrote:
Submerge wrote:How can Thierry Henry go to Barcelona for £16m, when Darren Bent may go to Spurs for £17m.

Go figure!
Funny how Thierry Henry has always insisted that he would stay at Arsenal.

A very sudden about turn.

And WTF is Sven doing at Man City.

What next, Ronald McDonald running Chelsea??

Tony Blair buys Millwall???

Where will it end!
I'll tell you were it ends - with all the Premier clubs being owned by American/Russian/Chinese/Korean businessmen , all managed by foreign managers managing teams full of foreign players - who will all quit and find another cash cow when it stops being profitable , and all the money from football has been drained out of the country

TBH I think we'll be better off then ; once players start playing again for the love of the game rather than the love of money , our national game and national team will imporove. The fact that we feel we have to incentivise national team players , already mostly multi-millionaires,to with win and goal bonuses ,in order to get the best out of them is nothing short of a disgrace- give this money to charity , give it to the grass-roots of football development - just don't give it to players who will use it as loose change for their card schools
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Post by yethboth » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:50 am

Did anyone get flooded this week? I didn't, luckily. :)

My parents nearly did though. :(

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Post by thl » Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:53 pm

Last year's Premiership season was a bit in-and-out for Henry as the team yet again didn't earned some success. Went out of all competitions e.g. FA Cup, Carling Cup, Champions League plus not winning any silverwares. Can only qualify for the last Champions League place for next season.

And when David Dein left his post, there were some uncertainty surrounding the manager Arsene Wenger. Despite the club link with the takeover bid by several millionaires or business tycoons, what does the future holds for him? Yet haven't sign new contract, don't know if he's going to be remained at the club next season. We'll have to wait and see.

It was really time for Thierry Henry to move on (in the similar way it happened to Patrick Viera). Still looking for that hunger of making the club become more successful than ever. Yet again he's going to be missed by so many players and fans who admired him. He's considered a legend of that club.

Hope he does well for Barcelona, who got pipped by Real Madrid on the last day of the La Liga season. Maybe he'll gain some success there. Also who's going to replace Henry at Arsenal?

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Re: Lifes big question...

Post by MC1 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:56 pm

[[/quote]I'll tell you were it ends - with all the Premier clubs being owned by American/Russian/Chinese/Korean businessmen , all managed by foreign managers managing teams full of foreign players - who will all quit and find another cash cow when it stops being profitable , and all the money from football has been drained out of the country

TBH I think we'll be better off then ; once players start playing again for the love of the game rather than the love of money , our national game and national team will imporove. The fact that we feel we have to incentivise national team players , already mostly multi-millionaires,to with win and goal bonuses ,in order to get the best out of them is nothing short of a disgrace- give this money to charity , give it to the grass-roots of football development - just don't give it to players who will use it as loose change for their card schools[/quote]

I'm sure it was Stuart Pearce (when manager of Man City) who said something alomng the lines that he asked a junior player at the club whether he would rather play for England or have a Ferrari. The player said, Ferrari.

That is what is wrong, as Marvin also pointed out.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:04 pm

Football , particularly at Premiership level , is starting to become just another form of entertainment rather than a sport , and the players are now entertainers rather than sportsmen. Going to a football match now is just like going to the pictures , a passive activity
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