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I'm sticking with we are going to win the World Cup, as I said, 'Roy could pull off some surprises'.

Upfront quite a bit of firepower,

Rooney (17) Sturridge (21) Welbeck (9) Lambert (13).

 

Pepe Mel gone too.

 

yeah, in the circs, thats prob the best can do. sterling in for walcott/townsend.

 

tim leaves his spurs, unsurprisingly.

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Well it was tweeted, blame goes to those who run the team and not to those who run the club. One thing comes to mind, selling Bale and then there's the bad spends.

 

I bet it's not long before Tim works his magic for another club....................... your loss Spurs board

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I'm sticking with we are going to win the World Cup, as I said, 'Roy could pull off some surprises'.

Upfront quite a bit of firepower,

Rooney (17) Sturridge (21) Welbeck (9) Lambert (13).

 

Pepe Mel gone too.

 

bit concerned re the defence, but seems the best can do. thought stones wld be in the main, hes done well.

IMO

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I wonder why?, biased by any chance, you should be rooting for your neighbours, spurring them on.:-)

 

I hope Hull win tday:-D
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knowing Arsenal, yeah Hull prob will win, I am a fan of the gunners! lol

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gunners will have all their guns blazing, but want hull to win :)

 

city (and others) been reprimanded under financial fair play rules, a 'suspended' fine...! hmm.

 

rumour has it Levy is so confident of appointing Sotons Pochettino as new spurs manager that he (Levy) has already lined up a replacement for Poch :)

 

first time win for st johnstone

 

hull 2-1 up!

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Arsenal have no defence or attack as normal, do they actually want to play!

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I hope Hull win tday:-D

 

I'm neutral, I want Hull to win :-)

 

I would like Hull to win as well, but I think Arsenal have just scored and equaliser :(

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They scored from a corner, the corner was given in error. Hull's second goal was a bit suspect, Hull moved the ball 9 yards for their free from which they scored. Hull helped get us relegated too:-(

 

I would like Hull to win as well, but I think Arsenal have just scored and equaliser :(
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Extra time by the looks of things..

 

Awww, Rebel, I am sorry that Hull were responsible for your relegation.

 

BTW, I am not a football fan.. I hate football.. I just think that Hull supporters have had a rough deal from the Owner of the club and feel a little sorry for them.

 

I supported Sunderland for the FA cup in 1973 :lol:

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Are you that shouldn't read 1873:madgrin:

 

Extra time by the looks of things..

 

Awww, Rebel, I am sorry that Hull were responsible for your relegation.

 

BTW, I am not a football fan.. I hate football.. I just think that Hull supporters have had a rough deal from the Owner of the club and feel a little sorry for them.

 

I supported Sunderland for the FA cup in 1973 :lol:

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Are you that shouldn't read 1873:madgrin:

 

oooh..... :lol:

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Ah well, never mind :)

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:whoo: at long last! Hull played really well though

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good game

roll on the play off finals next weekend, and then the world cup :)

atletico spanish champs, nice one. now just the champs league final to win. squids in :)

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as expected, van gaal appointed manure boss, giggs as assistant.

 

scudamore avoids the sack!?

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What World Cup :)

 
 

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Apparently the Scots have got an invitation to the opening ceremony as they didn't qualify for the competition:-)

 

Remember you've qualified for the 'highland games'.

 

What World Cup :)
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transfer silly season begins, city's Toure already up for a move cause noone gave him a cake (or a Bugatti) for his birthday :)

 

whats your goal of the season?

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