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Everything posted by CrackpotForeigner

  1. More like Aston Villa in killing confidence of promising young player by not picking him after good performances shocker.
  2. The bloke was really excellent for the first half of last season. Before then I freely admit I thought he was the worst footballer in the world, but now I really admire the way he gets on with it whether he's picked or not, and when he is he tries his very best.
  3. I think Zog is a very talented player who unfortunately just lacks any inclination to push himself to achieve things in football. So it's very possible that he will find that motivation again when he sees his time running out, and if he does I don't see why he shouldn't be given an extra year at a time. That way we could have him playing well for about six months a season (or not).
  4. He is formidable. In his interviews he is just brilliant at giving measured, nuanced answers to every question, and with occasional humour. The bloke has a proper brain in his head.
  5. Rubbish, you're just too rubbish not to rubbish to rubbish.
  6. I agree that instead of responding just with rage, we (as people living in "western" countries) should ask "why"? And a very big part of the answer to that question must ultimately be injustices stemming from the Iraq war and George W Bush's disastrous presidency. It's not difficult to arrive at an estimate of around a million people dead as a result, if you include Syria. Take away the bronze-age sky fairy worship and there are legitimate grievances underneath. Injustice begets violence more than religion alone.
  7. I tried that combination, it just summoned up Rodders. Once Rodders has granted your three wishes, why not practise writing é's? Then you can also gain the upper hand in an argument by sayiing "It's Rémi Garde ffs."
  8. If you're impatient we could kick things off now just for the halibut. Now, on a serious note, can anyone provide guidance on adding the little dash above the e in Remi using a non-foreign keyboard? We owe it to him.
  9. Pedantry is wonderful. I can highly recommend using it when your special lady is handing you a verbal dressing-down. Responding with a correction of her grammar ensures that you maintain the moral high ground and get the satisfaction that being annoying can provide.
  10. Interesting from the Graunido: http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/nov/09/charles-nzogbia-aston-villa-remi-garde?
  11. If God says no, that's good enough for me! If he says God says no, that's good enough for me.
  12. Garde has been sitting around watching football and chatting to his high-flying football mates for over an ear. I fancy he might have one or two ideas about where to find a woefully underrated inexpensive young beast of a striker, and one or two similar ideas as well. (Diabate might be one of them )
  13. Well his rash attempt to win the ball off Navas late in the game nearly cost us again. He over-committed and we got lucky. I think he was dropped in order to try to improve his concentration maybe, but it doesn't seem to have worked. Brilliant in attack, though. Should have had at least one assist v City today.
  14. Picks his team and makes his subs as if he's watched our games properly. What strange new luxury is this?
  15. I still want to see him alongside Gestede. I reckon Garde will too some time soon and I can't wait.
  16. And that is what they've been drilling into them in the three days, three days and its improved that much. Makes you wonder what Sherwood and Wilkins were doing these last 3 months doesn't it. Naff all. Between Don't Know and Don't Know Or Care, what chance did we have?
  17. Oh come on Wainy, there's a difference between wanting to commit mansex with someone and simply being madly, helplessly in love with them.
  18. Yes. I hope so! I just edited my original comment from relegation looking 'very likely' to quite likely because I don't want to give up all hope just yet! And you never know, I suppose a Villa win on Sunday is a slight possibility if Man City get a red card and we get an own goal or a deflection or something flukey like that, fingers crossed. Yeah and then a couple of deflections in off the referee's bum to cancel out the goals that 10-man City score against us anyway.
  19. Jeez, calm down everyone, it's not as if he's banned frogs from the dressing room.
  20. Good, reliable medical grade refrigeration equipment doesn't come cheap.
  21. I like this - he's banned the French players from speaking French and told the English players to speak more slowly. That's indirectly saying he knows that there is a split in the dressing room and he's not having it. I don't know that he's necessarily saying that. He might not yet have a clue how things are in the dressing room. I think he just has experience of trying to understand a second language as spoken between first-language speakers. I know from my experience that it's bloody frustrating to have to slow your speech down, to the point where you're thinking "why can't the stupid clearing just understand faster", and also that it makes it heaps easier for a second language learner if people do make the effort to slow it down for you.
  22. Remember Petrov when Duverne was around: "My next level of fitness is dying" Sounds like exactly what we need
  23. I've just watched the full interview and am hopelessly, head-over-heels in love. That is all.
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