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Fulham Broadway

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  1. Dennis Wise

    Nice to see he can get the other contestants meal tickets... as well as doing this
  2. Dennis Wise

    He's paired with Vardys missus -should be funny
  3. West Brom - Chelsea

    Loved how Hazard knew what was coming before Fabregas had even played the ball. Starts his run really early.
  4. The English Football Thread

    Fucking hilarious Iggy
  5. Dennis Wise

    Might have to watch my first ''I'm a Celebrity, Get me out of Here'' He's going to be great on it
  6. Politics & Stuff

    Yet the noises we're hearing in the corporate media, (owners of whom obviously represent the people most to benefit from Saudi 'deals' )is that the House of Saud want's to modernise and not be such a radical 'kingdom' - that obviously doesn't apply to it's stooges....
  7. Politics & Stuff

    Saw that Choulo - how have you managed to upset them ? when every other country sucks up to them, ( like Macron over there now). Meanwhile they have slaughtered and created the Worlds biggest famine in Yemen....
  8. The Board

    .....the palpable delight
  9. Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd

    Kante is the most important player at CFC - Fabregas had his best game of the season so far yesterday imo. Lots of good performances all round the team though. I thought azpi, Courtois, Hazard and Morata in particular were excellent also. Christensen looks promising and if Bakayoko can improve his end product in the final 3rd, he could be a real handful.
  10. The Mourinho Thread

    On R 5 last night - ''I want to return to Chelsea one day, thats for sure'' Here are the highlights of that interview: SPOONY: I'm used to calling the top man at a football club 'the manager', but you're head coach at Real Madrid. Do you like being a manager or do you prefer to be called coach? MOURINHO: In my relationship with my players I had everything. I had the traditional Portuguese 'Mr', I had 'the guv', I had 'the boss', 'coach' and 'Jose'. SPOONY: Which is your favourite? MOURINHO: You know, 'the guv' was the one I took. I think it was Damien Duff, the first one to call me that, and I took a few weeks to understand the dimension. What matters for me is that it remains forever. Even today Frank Lampard and John Terry call me 'boss' and I'm not the boss anymore. SPOONY: When we see you on the touchline or in a press conference, it would very much appear that those things don't matter to you. But sitting here speaking to you now, you hold these things very dear and close to you. MOURINHO: These are the things that matter for me. I read a book from one of the most important coaches in the history of university sports, John Wooden, a basketball coach at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), and one of the things he says is that the most important thing in all of this is 'the man'. The human relation. The best coach is the one who puts in everything. SPOONY: Is winning everything? MOURINHO: No, winning is not everything. But winning is more important than any one of us. Sometimes you have the feeling during the match that a player cannot improve, and you can read the situation - he didn't start well, but he has the conditions to finish well - but sometimes you feel immediately the team started bad, the players are bad, and you have to make some changes. If the result goes completely against you, you have to take some decisions and some risks and everyone's afraid of that. SPOONY: You hold Sir Alex Ferguson in very high regard? Sir Alex on Mourinho in 2009 "I got on very well with him at Chelsea and I think it was a loss to the game when he went. I actually enjoyed watching him on the television. I thought he was good. He was cocky and confident but it was good for the game. Right away he came in and said, 'I'm the Special One', and we all thought, 'Who is this?' and his team thought, 'We'd better win here'. He came to Chelsea and made that declaration himself. Don't forget he was self-anointed. People then sat up but his achievements are there to be recognised." MOURINHO: Of course. My first contact with him was not one to forget because Porto beat Manchester United in the Champions League. After the match he was knocking on our dressing room door with Gary Neville, and they wanted to congratulate our dressing room. So that was a moment when I understood that when the win is deserved, you have to respect the winners and you have to know to enjoy a little bit the happiness of the others. It happened with Bayern Munich last season when we (Real Madrid) lost the semi-final on penalties, and at the end of the match it was not a drama for me. I was also in their dressing room. I remember that day of Porto-Man United, and it was the start of my relationship with the greatest manager of British football. SPOONY: Would you go back to Chelsea? MOURINHO: I will go where people really want me. But I have to repeat always this: I'm with Real Madrid, I very much want to be, I have a new contract, I'm not thinking about leaving. The day I leave is when I want to go. But yes, I want to go back one day, that's for sure. SPOONY: People always say Barcelona are the greatest club side that we've ever seen in this generation, yet Real Madrid won La Liga. You must be proud? MOURINHO: We won, and we won with nine points difference. They didn't win, and they didn't win because they had a bad season, because sometimes big teams have a bad season where they lose points. They had 91 points, and with 91 points you are the champion of every Liga. The point is, Real Madrid had 100 points. We beat every record in the league in Spain and so we won because we were tremendous, because we've had an incredible season. SPOONY: What drives you? What keeps you so motivated? MOURINHO: The club above everything. When I go to a club, I wear the shirt, I feel the shirt like my first one or my last one, I feel the fans as part of myself, I create internal links with fans. I become immediately one of them, and I feel that I am one of them with a privileged position to fight for the club and to try to bring to all of them happiness. SPOONY: Is this what happens when there's a potential problem between yourself and an owner, in that they don't always see it from the fans' point of view? MOURINHO: You go through my career since day one until now and I've never had problems with clubs and owners. At Chelsea, I didn't want to stay and let things go into a direction where we were all feeling it was not the best direction. We felt that was the best decision, because in this moment we are friends. There are no problems between me and Roman (Abramovich, Chelsea owner). Mourinho's trophy haul Porto (2002-04): Primera Liga (2003, 2004), Champions League (2004), Uefa Cup (2003), Portuguese Cup (2003), Portuguese Super Cup (2003). Chelsea (2004-07): Premier League (2005, 2006), FA Cup (2007), League Cup (2005, 2007), Community Shield (2005). Inter (2008-10): Serie A (2009, 2010), Champions League (2010), Coppa Italia (2010), Italian Super Cup (2008). Real Madrid (2010 to date): La Liga (2012), Copa del Rey (2011). When people know me they understand that if sometimes I'm not an easy person to work with it's because I fight for my people, for the best conditions for the players and I fight for the club and I fight for the fans, and I become a fan. SPOONY: Sir Bobby Robson is a national treasure in the UK and you were his right-hand man. How much did you learn from him? MOURINHO: I was lucky. I was lucky because he took me in when I was really young. I spent something like five years with Sir Bobby, and of course he was very important for me. But again, if you ask me to say the most important things with Sir Bobby and why did I learn a lot, I keep the person. I forget everything about football and I keep the person. SPOONY: You've signed a new contract until 2016 at Real Madrid, but the accusation in the past is that you're just about winning trophies, and not bothered about young players coming through. So what is your master plan for Real Madrid? MOURINHO: You know, first of all the challenge was to come here and to win, and to stop that domination of Barcelona in the Spanish league. We did it, and I could say 'job done', but we want not to win in an isolated way - we want to keep winning. Real Madrid was the biggest club of the last century because of results, and we want Real Madrid to go in the same direction in the 21st century. SPOONY: And just before I let you go, do you see yourself one day managing an international side? Would you manage an international side that wasn't Portugal? MOURINHO: In this moment I don't see it because it's a completely different kind of job. In the club we play 60 matches a season, in an international team we play maybe 10, so it's a job I don't want to have in this moment. But it's a job that makes people full of pride, especially if you do it with your own country, and I will do it with Portugal because I think Portuguese people wouldn't understand if I do it with another country. I don't imagine myself in the World Cup playing against Portugal. SPOONY: Managing England against Portugal in the semi-finals MOURINHO: It would be dramatic
  11. The English Football Thread

  12. Reminds me of Crespo and his missus not liking the London shopping -but as Iggy says probably a steaming pile of shite
  13. Politics & Stuff

    WANT to sound like you understand Catalan independence but can’t be arsed to find out about it? Just follow this simple guide: If Catalonia comes up in conversation, gravely say, “It’s sad, very sad.” Your concern will suggest a deep understanding of the situation even if you previously thought Catalonia was a planet in Battlestar Galactica. Do not say, “I used to love Catatonia. What’s Cerys Matthews up to these days? She was fit.” Learn one actual fact, such as the Spanish prime minister’s name, and use it in vague, pointless statements like, “Where does this leave Mariano Rajoy now, that’s what I’m wondering?” Keep the Wikipedia page open so you can sound knowledgeable in conversations, but don’t make it too obvious e.g. “Catalonia? You mean the autonomous Iberian Peninsula community with a GDP of £191 billion?” Just make stuff up. Most Britons didn’t even pay attention to Brexit so there’s a good chance no one will call you out on nonsense like “I just hope this isn’t the flashpoint for World War 3!” Invent a Catalan friend to ‘quote’. You will be able to spout any rubbish and people will think it is authentic insider knowledge. Just don’t give them an obviously made-up name like ‘Pedro Franco from San Miguel’
  14. Bournemouth 0-1 Chelsea

    No idea but he was waving and smiling
  15. 2. Antonio Rudiger

    Thought he looked excellent yesterday, been impressed with him so far this season, hope he gets a run of games now.
  16. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    He's young, given time to adapt and partnered next to kante or in a midfield 3, I think we'll see some improved performances from him in the future, especially 2nd half of the season. He looked a beast at Monaco, just needs to get up to speed in the premier league imo
  17. The English Football Thread

    Yeah lol. Outside the ground afterwards they all stood on a low wall taking dozens of pics of themselves in Man Utd tops - the next thing they were getting battered by a load of Citeh fans
  18. Bournemouth 0-1 Chelsea

    Nice Lampard songs and he acknowledged in the commentary box
  19. 9. Álvaro Morata

    Long way to go before filling the big mans shoes, but seeing him at SB in that No 9 shirt, his build, movement is so similar to, and reminds me so much of Osgood.
  20. The General Football Thread

    Lol yeah Mana is right, but to be fair to the keeper if I was in goal and it cannoned off the bar, I'd think that was the end of it
  21. The General Football Thread

    This has to be the luckiest most bizarre penalty ever http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41728826
  22. Chelsea 2-1 Everton

    Don't know what the fuck is going on there. More than likely to his agent -'we want him, tell him we'll pay him top dollar, and there will be an 'injury' to cover the fact he's just back up'. Good to see him get a run out with Kante.
  23. The Conte Thread

    Nothing to see here. Move along. Going to put Watford and the media in their place tomorrow
  24. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    Sp*rs one up Just as there were huge leaps against racism in football in the 80s, prejudice against sexual orientation in football would be greatly eradicated if RONALDO CAME OUT OF THE FUCKING CLOSET
  25. More worrying was the lack of transfers, leaving the squad hamstrung