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Fulham Broadway

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  1. Last Film You Watched

    Outlaw--s'ok, nothing special. Sean Bean, Bob Hoskins and a few others decide to take the law into their own hands.*makes mental note to avoid anymore Danny Dyer films*
  2. Malmo - Chelsea

    I think the media focussing on the 4-0 Bournemouth debacle and the City revenge thrashing has actually helped us. When we play with confidence, this team are World beaters. I don't buy into this disaster scenario that is being portrayed. OK Sarri has 5 wins in the Europa League, 2 in the FA Cup (against lower league opposition), 4 in the league cup (1 of which was against lower league opposition) - That's 40% of his wins and his league record is 58%... but it would be good to give him to the end of the season imo.
  3. Malmo - Chelsea

    What the fuck are you on about ? He IS a gooner cunt. Stupid one too. Now you behave, because I am a Moderator
  4. Malmo - Chelsea

    You need to stop this Ty fixation, Gooner cunt I am happy we won, and on track for 25th piece of silverware, fuck all the whataboutery.
  5. Malmo - Chelsea

    Thought they had good spirit, well marshalled for a team of non-superstars. Their ground was a good cauldron for a Home team too. Not quite comfortable yet, but I would have took a 1-2 away first leg at 8.00pm
  6. Malmo - Chelsea

    Some people just like moaning I suppose. Kind of defence mechanism. We won tonight.
  7. Malmo - Chelsea

    Exactly give him a season Who the fuck is Ty ?
  8. Malmo - Chelsea

    Really ? Chelsea manager win %: 1. Maurizio Sarri (65%) 2. Antonio Conte (65%) 3. Jose Mourinho (64%) 4. Carlo Ancelotti (61%) 5. John Robertson (61%) 6. Roberto Di Matteo (57%) 7. Luiz Felipe Scolari (56%) 8. Claudio Ranieri (54%) 9. Gianluca Vialli (53%) 10. Ruud Gullit (49%)
  9. Malmo - Chelsea

    Good win. Still on track for another bit of silverware. I ain't getting on the negative, doom and gloom bus. Its a one way ticket to Depression, stopping at Entitled Street, Spoil Bastard Avenue, Moaning Parkway, and Unrealistic Dreamland.
  10. Christian Pulisic

    Was thinking the same. Deft, but not very strong, reminded me of Owen Hargreaves
  11. 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
  12. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    They need to get rid of Solskjaer, get in Big Sam or Pardew. Offload Rashford and Martial and get Morata.
  13. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    Wheels have come of the Solskjaer Bus Sack him now
  14. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    English teams to fail in CL. We're the top English side in Europe, and when we get our form back we'll show them how it's done.
  15. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    2nd leg should be fun. Even better if orrible Neymar and Cavani are back.
  16. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    Youre probably right. I just don't want Utd or Liverpool to win anything
  17. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    That's better 0-2 Mbappe is sooooo fucking quick, almost as fast as Alonso
  18. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    We have really good players, on their day can beat anyone. Played out of position, sometimes downing tools,unmotivated, lack of rotation, the Sarri honeymoon is over, and can't see it improving much, unless Maria said get seven players mate. Could do worse than Lampard and Jody Morris for a bit -inject some passion.
  19. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    Come on PSG, a nice couple of away goals in the Theatre of Shit please. The Parisiens and a tomtom drum out singing the famous Stretford End
  20. Last Film You Watched

    Lol you should write film reviews geez. Better than that Mark Kermode. Might give that a watch -like Kidman -in Dead Calm and stuff -Eyes Wide Shut , nice tush as well
  21. Next Manager?

    Agree. he has instilled a good mentality at Wolves. Would feel sorry for the guy when he gets the elbow in the second season for any reason whatsoever though.
  22. The English Football Thread

    Gordon Banks RIP World Cup Winner
  23. Mikel John Obi

    Having made his debut against Liverpool in the Community Shield, Mikel impressed on his first start for Chelsea on 27 September 2006, in the UEFA Champions League against Levski Sofia. However, the Nigerian's early career was characterised by indiscipline both on and off the pitch. He was sent off in a match against Reading on 14 October 2006, and was fined on three separate occasions by Chelsea for turning up late to training. At the time, Chelsea manager José Mourinho was believed to have strong reservations about his lifestyle outside of Stamford Bridge and the club were reportedly considering offloading the player. Mikel was dropped for over a month. After improved punctuality and showings at training sessions, Mikel earned a recall for Chelsea's Champions League group away game against Werder Bremen on 22 November 2006, with Chelsea qualifying for the knock-out stage despite a defeat in Germany. Mikel scored his first goal for Chelsea in their 6-1 FA Cup victory over Macclesfield Town on 6 January 2007. He also scored against Nottingham Forest in the following round of the competition. During Chelsea's triumph in the League Cup Final in 2007 against Arsenal, Mikel was sent off in injury time (having come on as a substitute) after clashing with Kolo Touré, the incident was followed by a huge fracas, in which Touré and Emmanuel Adebayor of Arsenal were sent off, Cesc Fàbregas and Frank Lampard were booked, with managers José Mourinho and Arsené Wenger also involved. In subsequent games, Mourinho deployed Mikel as a starter in a holding role in key games where he impressed greatly, notably in the FA Cup Sixth Round replay against Tottenham Hotspur, the Champions League quarter-final games versus Valencia, the Champions League semi-final games versus Liverpool and also the victorious FA Cup Final against Manchester United. Mikel's height and great strength, allied to good ball control and an unusually wide range of passing, allows him not only to disrupt opposing attacks, but also to spread the play effectively. With Claude Makélélé coming towards the end of his career, Mikel was widely tipped to be his successor in defensive midfield. Mikel's development continued with 39 appearances in all competitions during the 2007-08 season, but was sent-off for the third time in his career in September 2007, when Mike Dean dismissed him for a tackle on Manchester United defender Patrice Evra. Chelsea appealed against the red card but the three-match suspension was upheld. He was also sent off in the Semi-Final of the League Cup against Everton, for a challenge on Phil Neville. Following the departure of Claude Makélélé in the summer of 2008, Mikel was presented with the opportunity to make the defensive midfield position his own during the 2008-09 season. His main rival for the role, Michael Essien, could play elsewhere, and was injured for much of the season. Mikel impressed during his extended run in the side, earning praise from manager Luiz Felipe Scolari, a free kick from which Salomon Kalou equalised against Manchester United an example of the Nigerian's contribution to the side beyond breaking up attacks and providing protection to the defence. [12] Mikel made 49 appearances in all competitions over the course of the season, and played every minute of the 2009 FA Cup Final. Mikel was nominated for the club player and young player of the season, and on 22 July 2009 he signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea. During another season in which Michael Essien was largely absent due to injury, Mikel continued to play an important role in defensive midfield during the 2009-10 season under new manager Carlo Ancelotti. He made 35 appearances in all competitions, helping Chelsea to the League and FA Cup Double, which included the first Premier League winners' medal of the young midfielder's career. The 2010-11 season was much less successful for the Blues; a promising start undermined by a mid-season collapse as Chelsea finished the season without a trophy. Mikel continued to appear regularly in the defensive midfield role, making 37 appearances to pass the 200-appearance mark by the end of his fifth season at the club. Click here to view the record
  24. The 'What Song Are You Listening To Now' Thread

    Sounds exactly like the 'blues' we used to go to in Bristol -Ajax, Mannys, and Ladbroke Grove. Your body would turn to jelly from the dub bass, a fog of ganja and what some especially white people found intimidating. We were four 15 year old white kids, the only white people in there, apart from a few white girls/hos. We made the mistake of going down there on a Tuesday once after an evening match thinking it would be the same dub/red stripe/ganja of Friday/ Saturday. It was freezing and we were sat at the end of a long basement thinking where is everybody ? Then a black guy strolled towards us swinging an axe. Walked straight past us and started chopping firewood . It was 'dominoes night', no dub just old black guys slamming down their dominoes.