2014/15 Premier League and General Football Discussion

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Pagey279, May 12, 2014.

  1. MUSC4EVER

    MUSC4EVER Premium

    Messages:
    12,609
    Location:
    Wales
    So then, the final round of league games is this Sunday, all the games kick-off at the same time which is 3pm

    Arsenal v West Brom
    Aston Villa v Burnley
    Chelsea v Sunderland (Sky Sports 1 via red button)
    Crystal Palace v Swansea
    Everton v Tottenham
    Hull v Man United (Sky Sports 3)
    Leicester v QPR
    Man City v Southampton
    Newcastle v West Ham (Sky Sports 1)
    Stoke v Liverpool

    The key games are at the bottom, Hull need to beat Man United (something that they've never done in the league) and then they still need Newcastle to drop points in order to stay up, doesn't look good for them...
     
  2. Sanji Himura

    Sanji Himura

    Messages:
    4,464
    Location:
    United States
  3. Vegard

    Vegard

    Messages:
    2,905
    Location:
    Norway
    That really depends on how that 'big money' is invested though.

    If you look at what they did with the Suarez money: Lambert, Markovic, Balotelli and Lovren - 60 Million £ - not so much win.
     
  4. Dennisch

    Dennisch Premium

    Messages:
    26,648
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Big day in the Bundesliga.

    HSV and VFB Stuttgart are fighting for their last chance. As it stands now both go down directly.
     
  5. andrea

    andrea

    Messages:
    3,956
  6. Liquid

    Liquid Premium

    Messages:
    21,921
    Location:
    Slovakia
    Hull win, Newcastle lose, Newcastle go down.

    Man United need to do the right thing and take a dive here.
     
    Famine likes this.
  7. Famine

    Famine Administrator

    Messages:
    67,439
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    But otherwise I concur.

    :censored: Newcastle.
     
  8. Liquid

    Liquid Premium

    Messages:
    21,921
    Location:
    Slovakia
    If I remember, last time they were relegated it was a Damien Duff own goal which sent them down. Knowing this Newcastle team's luck, I can see something similar occuring today. Tim Krul gets sent off, Mike Williamson scores an own goal...

    Edit: Last game of the season, Brad Friedel retiring. He doesn't start.

    Football is dead. Rot In Peace.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2015
    Furinkazen likes this.
  9. Furi

    Furi Premium

    Messages:
    43,876
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    A legend for Rovers.

    Oh and....

    Stoke 5-0 Liverpool :lol:
     
  10. Omnis

    Omnis Staff Emeritus

    Messages:
    37,944
    Location:
    United States
    McShane on Hull looks like solid snake now
     
  11. Ross

    Ross Premium

    Messages:
    7,166
    Location:
    England
    Well I got the champions correct I suppose. And also Hull's final position.

    Better than mine. You got Burnley's Final position correct instead of Hull though :p

    Oh how wrong you were about Southampton :D. Most of us misjudged how Everton's season as well. Also, Liverpool being pipped to 6th on the last day is catching us out too...

    ...Everyone but you :D. Still got Everton wrong though.
     
  12. m8h3r

    m8h3r

    Messages:
    7,436
    Location:
    England
    Not really sure what happened to Everton this year. Really didn't have a good showing of it did they.
     
  13. Liquid

    Liquid Premium

    Messages:
    21,921
    Location:
    Slovakia
    Their defence scored as many, if not more, goals than Liverpool's attack.
     
  14. Brend

    Brend Premium

    Messages:
    11,697
    [​IMG]


    Can't wait for the champos qualifiers. Hopefully we only get knocked out once this time! :p :lol:
     
  15. Liquid

    Liquid Premium

    Messages:
    21,921
    Location:
    Slovakia
    @Classic He had a very shaky start. What is the opinion on Ronnie Delia Smith now?
     
  16. Famine

    Famine Administrator

    Messages:
    67,439
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Posted on May 24th 2014...
     
  17. Liquid

    Liquid Premium

    Messages:
    21,921
    Location:
    Slovakia
    @Famine Must you always be correct?
     
  18. Ross

    Ross Premium

    Messages:
    7,166
    Location:
    England
    Just looked at past EPL tables to 2002 and there are no exceptions to that. It's quite fascinating to see the trend actually.
     
  19. Brend

    Brend Premium

    Messages:
    11,697
    I was definitely in the 'hes not the right guy' camp right up until October then suddenly...it clicked. The crazy Norwegian coach who was obssessed with conditioning and keeping the squad fit and building them to play 90 minutes started paying dividends. When the fitness and squad depth started to even out, the football started to get great too. Players like Nir Bitton who seemed to be a bit out of place became squad staples, playing cool composed football with the occasional blinder:

    Stefan Johansen, someone I thought might have been a blunder, was incredible:


    All in all, I really enjoyed this season. The europa home tie with Inter was one of the most exciting football matches I have ever been to. Deila's team played attractive football that was as minimal as possible when it needed to be. When we were drawn against The Rangers everyone was hyping the match, created a false pressure for him the guy, saying this was his true test etc etc, how did he set the team out? Gain a cushion and see the game out without going past second gear, he didn't seem to care for making some sort of statement. Just wanted his team to continue playing the way they were playing and keep a nice undefeated streak plugging along.

    The two most disappointing things this season were arguably just not in our control. The Inter EL tie could easily have seen us progress but an early red card and a belter of a shot sent us on our way. Similarly, missing out on the almighty, illusive, treble because of a terrible referee decision

    [​IMG]

    ...and the stars basically not aligning. It wasn't out year but who knows, if Deila can build and not break down this team maybe he can join the elite few to win it all. Some turnaround from the manager and players, enjoyed this season. :)
     
  20. C-ZETA

    C-ZETA

    Messages:
    10,950
    Location:
    England
    There was that prediction I hinted at that everyone who thought Southampton would go down would look like morons at the end of the season. So that has proved.

    I knew all along they'd be fine. This is because I'd seen the replacements for the supposedly 'superb' players of the previous season and I knew they were very good. And they were just as good with Southampton. Better than I even knew they were, as it turned out...

    Also Falcao is not coming back to United for another year. I gave him a lot of slack personally and it's the right call on him. But I truly hope, for the sake of all football, he gets back to his best.

    Another great season of football, not just in the Prem but other leagues too. Another reminder of why I love the sport so much. Just the CL final left now.
     
  21. MUSC4EVER

    MUSC4EVER Premium

    Messages:
    12,609
    Location:
    Wales
    So I've been away this weekend in South Wales visiting family, I managed to watch all the football yesterday in a pub which showed both relegation games on separate screens, here's my take....

    No surprise about Hull, they looked doomed before yesterday and they missed loads of chances but that being said they were a bit unlucky in having two goals chalked off for offside, most of United's team looked like they were already at the beach and Fellaini's challenge was shocking and he probably deserves more than a three game ban (and that's coming from a United fan!)

    Happy for Newcastle and for Jonas especially after all he has been through, I'm happy for their fans as well as they have been through a lot this season too...

    Sam Allardyce leaving was always on the cards and I think West Ham need to be careful as things didn't go too well for Bolton or Blackburn once Big Sam left them...

    Liverpool have had a shocking season compared to last year and yesterday summed their season up, big summer ahead for them...

    Surprised Sheffield United have sacked Nigel Clough, he did a really good job for them, especially this season..

    @C-ZETA, I actually don't think its been a great season this time, its had its moments yes but its not been vintage....

    Norwich promoted to Premier League!!!! :cheers:
     
  22. m8h3r

    m8h3r

    Messages:
    7,436
    Location:
    England
    Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich are our new boys to the league next year then. I think they should all not do too badly then. I think with the ride Bournemouth have been on the last few years they'll have a good season, maybe even knocking on the door of the top half. Lets see who will quote that at the end of next year when they finish 20th :lol:

    The other two I'm not so sure though. I was cheering Middlesbrough as I wanted them like the good old days of Middlesbrough kicking butt and taking names, not a drunk middle age lady shouting on a microphone she found somewhere. ;)
     
  23. C-ZETA

    C-ZETA

    Messages:
    10,950
    Location:
    England
    Oh not relative to others no, but every season is always intriguing throughout.
     
  24. MUSC4EVER

    MUSC4EVER Premium

    Messages:
    12,609
    Location:
    Wales
    Real Madrid call a press conference for tonight, no-one really knows why but strong rumours going round that Ancelotti will be getting the sack.

    Breaking news!, Derby have sacked Steve McLaren....
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2015
  25. Liquid

    Liquid Premium

    Messages:
    21,921
    Location:
    Slovakia
    Steve McClaren sacked the same day Ancelotti is sacked.

    Not saying anything.
     
  26. Dennisch

    Dennisch Premium

    Messages:
    26,648
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Hey.

    [​IMG]
     
    Liquid likes this.
  27. Liquid

    Liquid Premium

    Messages:
    21,921
    Location:
    Slovakia
    @Dennisch No, no, I'm all for Schtevie Makk. It's no coincidence that no sooner is McClaren sacked, Ancelotti is also sacked.

    "Senor Perez! Senor Perez! El Generalissimo "Schteve Makklaaren" has been sacked by Derby!"
    "What? Send Ancegrotti home now! We've found our man."
     
    Dennisch likes this.
  28. andrea

    andrea

    Messages:
    3,956
    Jurgen Klopp is either heading to Real Madrid or Liverpool.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2015
    Kamuifanboy likes this.
  29. andrea

    andrea

    Messages:
    3,956
    Russia meets Qatar's challenge; plans to use prison labor for World Cup

    http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/05/25/2018-world-cup-russia-prison-labor
     
  30. Peasantslayer

    Peasantslayer

    Messages:
    2,998