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SEMerc  
#581 Posted : 21 May 2017 23:07:21(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gandalf The White Go to Quoted Post


 


"It's so small time" tells me all I need to know about your small-minded attitude.


End of discussion.



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#582 Posted : 21 May 2017 23:28:45(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: SEMerc Go to Quoted Post


 





 


 

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#583 Posted : 22 May 2017 07:01:36(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gandalf The White Go to Quoted Post


 


Maybe I misunderstood: who is 'Gollum'?  I thought you were having a dig at Terry; I don't do nicknames.



 


Ah, explains it. Gollum is Moyes, and I was replying to Smerc saying he couldn't understand why Sunderland had agreed to it.

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#584 Posted : 22 May 2017 11:18:33(UTC)
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Anyway, now the dust's settled a bit and the ticker's returned to normal rate, time to reflect on the season.


Arsenal so very nearly pulled of another miracle sprint finish. After some seriously patchy form, they ended up winning their last 5 games (and 8 of their last 10). Why is it they only pull their finger out when the title's already lost? I can see both Ozil and Sanchez leaving this summer, so more rebuilding for Arsene (someone on RAWK suggested we should lodge a bid for Sanchez for £40,000,001 ). Will failure to land a CL spot finally see the purse strings opened in a flurry of escaping moths? Wenger seems stubborn in refusing to accept the transfer model has moved on massively - there's very few bargain-bin nuggets these days, whilst £30m only buys a decentish player.


Liverpool so nearly buggered it up, and needed a decent set of results to keep them at bay (21 points from last 10 games, including 10 from last 4). I saw a table showing all the teams after 19 games. We were already into our January slump but sat in 2nd. We struggled without the pace & unpredictability of Mane, and must address that this summer.


Spurs need to keep that side together, and I think they will for at least one more season. Great team to watch and deserve some silverware, but that league is going to be so tough next year: both the Manc teams will throw more money at their problems (another quarter-billion from the scummy tossers in Salford?).


Chelsea will need to juggle CL football, and the issue with this is not so much fatigue as not having a full week to train/prepare for the next opponent. I dare say the Russian crook will open the wallet again to beef-out the squad.


City have looked superb in some games in the latter end of the season, but have fallen flat in others. I think Guardiola's learned much this season, which will stand them in better stead, and there's some real special talent coming through there.


One thing's for sure, Maureen will continue to be a complete & utter cock.

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#585 Posted : 22 May 2017 14:45:42(UTC)
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So after bookies confirm that a lot of people bet of Terry being subbed in the 26th minute, and Chelsea confirming they staged the kicking out of the ball at a set time... aren't they guilty of spot-fixing?


I'm sure there'd be a certain group who'd welcome an 8-point deduction.


 


 

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#586 Posted : 22 May 2017 14:46:29(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gandalf The White Go to Quoted Post


 


Well, clearly it's not as 'simple as' because Chelsea did it a different way.


It might be classed as 'unusual' or even 'unprecedented' but it doesn't make it wrong.


As I said, it didn't cause any problems; it didn't change the result; it was done with the consent of Sunderland.


Sunderland and Moyes were gracious enough to allow Terry's final appearance to be marked in a unique and fitting way. Why are you incapable of accepting it?




Its not an issue, I'm surprised at the fuss...its not like there appears to be irregular betting patterns now corresponding with a 26th minute substitution...oh hold on.....

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#587 Posted : 22 May 2017 15:59:48(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: haghir22 Go to Quoted Post


 


Its not an issue, I'm surprised at the fuss...its not like there appears to be irregular betting patterns now corresponding with a 26th minute substitution...oh hold on.....



Quite. Pure co-incidence I'm sure.


"One bookmaker said it had paid out on three bets, with one customer claiming he had been paid at 100-1 on a £25 stake.


He was given his winnings after being involved in an exchange on Twitter with the bookmaker as to whether the substitution occurred in 26th minute, when the board went up for Terry to come off, or the 28th minute, when he left the pitch.


The bookmaker said: "Clearly the send-off was planned for the 26th minute to commemorate JT - hence why we paid out."


Another successful gambler, who staked £10, anonymously told the Press Association: "I only put money on this because I thought this is surely going to come in.


"I don't normally bet. It's only the second time I've ever placed a bet.


"I was surprised the odds were that high."


Meanwhile: "Terry has admitted his 26th-minute farewell was his idea and he had agreed it with manager Antonio Conte."


My view: What a self absorbed little prick Terry is.


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#588 Posted : 22 May 2017 16:10:49(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: SEMerc Go to Quoted Post


 


Quite. Pure co-incidence I'm sure.


"One bookmaker said it had paid out on three bets, with one customer claiming he had been paid at 100-1 on a £25 stake.


He was given his winnings after being involved in an exchange on Twitter with the bookmaker as to whether the substitution occurred in 26th minute, when the board went up for Terry to come off, or the 28th minute, when he left the pitch.


The bookmaker said: "Clearly the send-off was planned for the 26th minute to commemorate JT - hence why we paid out."


Another successful gambler, who staked £10, anonymously told the Press Association: "I only put money on this because I thought this is surely going to come in.


"I don't normally bet. It's only the second time I've ever placed a bet.


"I was surprised the odds were that high."


Meanwhile: "Terry has admitted his 26th-minute farewell was his idea and he had agreed it with manager Antonio Conte."


My view: What a self absorbed little prick Terry is.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39999708




Agreed. It's the fact it was his idea that makes it so vomit worthy IMO. Had it been anyone else within the club it wouldn't have been as bad. Given his past events on and off the field it was always going to be disliked by anyone other than Chelski fans. It being Terry's own vile concoction makes it, as you say 'Merc, a very self-absorbed decision indeed 

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#589 Posted : 22 May 2017 16:33:19(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: SJV Go to Quoted Post


 



Agreed. It's the fact it was his idea that makes it so vomit worthy IMO. Had it been anyone else within the club it wouldn't have been as bad. Given his past events on and off the field it was always going to be disliked by anyone other than Chelski fans. It being Terry's own vile concoction makes it, as you say 'Merc, a very self-absorbed decision indeed 



 


I was watching the news the other night and the reporter was in the US, at the release of Chelsea Manning. Half expected to see John Terryin full kit trying to get on the photos.


 

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#590 Posted : 22 May 2017 18:56:01(UTC)
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Moyes finally gives Sunderland fans a little cheer by resigning.

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#591 Posted : 22 May 2017 22:47:28(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: haghir22 Go to Quoted Post


 


Its not an issue, I'm surprised at the fuss...its not like there appears to be irregular betting patterns now corresponding with a 26th minute substitution...oh hold on.....



Betting irregularities are relevant because?


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#592 Posted : 23 May 2017 08:04:55(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gandalf The White Go to Quoted Post


 


Betting irregularities are relevant because?




Is that actually a genuine question?

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#593 Posted : 23 May 2017 13:23:57(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: haghir22 Go to Quoted Post


 


Is that actually a genuine question?



Why do you need to ask that?  Of course it is: in what way are people placing a bet on something, and bookmakers agreeing to give an event odds, relevant to Chelsea agreeing to mark the end of someone's 22-year career?

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#594 Posted : 23 May 2017 13:51:59(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gandalf The White Go to Quoted Post


 


Why do you need to ask that?  Of course it is: in what way are people placing a bet on something, and bookmakers agreeing to give an event odds, relevant to Chelsea agreeing to mark the end of someone's 22-year career?



Your naivety astounds me. Next you'll be saying that the 'pillar of society' that is Roman Abramovich made his money respectably.

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#595 Posted : 23 May 2017 20:08:37(UTC)
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Fat Sam has resigned from the Palace job.


 


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Great news. Not sure why he resigned but hopefully we can get someone who wants to play attacking football and has top half ambitions
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#597 Posted : 23 May 2017 20:34:02(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: The Beast from the East Go to Quoted Post
Great news. Not sure why he resigned but hopefully we can get someone who wants to play attacking football and has top half ambitions


Seems he's retiring from football management!

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#598 Posted : 23 May 2017 21:55:07(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gandalf The White Go to Quoted Post
in what way are people placing a bet on something, and bookmakers agreeing to give an event odds, relevant to Chelsea agreeing to mark the end of someone's 22-year career?



 


in what way are people placing a bet on something, and bookmakers agreeing to give an event odds, relevant to a Pakistan bowler telling his betting pals that he's going to bowl a wide with his 4th ball of the first over?

Trump on Jeffrey Epstein:
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#599 Posted : 23 May 2017 22:34:45(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Saint Snow Go to Quoted Post


 


 


in what way are people placing a bet on something, and bookmakers agreeing to give an event odds, relevant to a Pakistan bowler telling his betting pals that he's going to bowl a wide with his 4th ball of the first over?



Not remotely comparable, as well you know.


Nkt a bad effort though, Saint.


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#600 Posted : 23 May 2017 22:38:51(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: haghir22 Go to Quoted Post


 


Your naivety astounds me. Next you'll be saying that the 'pillar of society' that is Roman Abramovich made his money respectably.




Is that the best you can do?  Lost one point so you try something even more bizarre.


Nice.

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