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in the last minute or so of Sky's 'Soccer Saturday' (sic) broadcast yesterday for the final day of the PL, Jeff Stelling mentioned the PL odds for the big clubs for next season.
City odds on, LFC 2/1, out to Man Utd at 22/1 but then Jeff asked Paul Merson what he thought and quickly had to add ''I know you don't gamble anymore''.
Merse looked uncomfortable for the closing seconds of the show and it confirmed how hard he must find working in an environment where advertising gambling is a big part of the deal inc. Jeff Stelling and some of his colleagues making gambling adverts themselves.
 

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good stuff - there's been a lot of articles on Reds fans like this recently, especially in the last week.
booing the anthem for years which isn't much surprise.

unfortunately when my friend goes over to Liverpool they just go for the craic now and can't afford to get into Anfield anymore. you have to buy a really expensive hospitality package ticket now and they cost hundreds according to him.

laughably Boris Johnson thought it was OK to boo the England team taking the knee a year ago but saw fit to criticise Scousers for booing the national anthem - the fookin' Tory slag.

really exciting final day in the PL
didn't expect City to have such a such huge wobble on Sunday. Villa gave it a real go.
Leeds did enough after Burnley went down with a wimper.

the stewards and security staff at MCFC were by the best organsed to deal with a pitch invasion but couldn't keep Martinez the Villa keeper safe today and he was hit in the head twice.

They couldn't protect KDB from getting slapped in the head repeatedly by some over enthusiastic fan who just wanted to touch him.

I was watching it and thinking, "what are you even doing????"

I feared for Gerrard a bit as full time approached, I felt sure some idiot would at least get up in his face, I assume he bolted for the tunnel immediately, can't blame him.
 

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feel really sorry for the Liverpool players, they could hardly have played better.
the crosses and set pieces were the disappointment - not Trent's best game
Konate was excellent and is really coming of age.

Courtois won the game but I have a feeling Real will be waiting a long time for another European Cup. Haaland and Mbappe think so too.
 

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it has been well documented by journalists and TV that the organisation to get Liverpool fans into the Stade de France was an inadequate and dangerous shambles.
there was a least one bottleneck and Liverpool fans were tightly penned in for hours outside not knowing what was going on. apparently the French police sprayed tear gas at a few local lads near by trying to jump the fence. the gas hit hundreds of people including Liverpool fans, French kids and members of the press.
there's footage of a Liverpool fan being sprayed in a face through a fence.
Andy Robertson said someone who got one of his tickets was told it was fake at the entrance.

match organisers blaming the fans is easy and cowardly (the fans showed huge restraint fortunately).
we've seen this too many times.

The local folks in St Denis must quite rightly be shit scared of the police. they have huge very expensive events happening at their local stadium that they rarely get into.

the distressed woman and man with her who have been gassed @1:04 are both Irish

they are also in this video @1:00
 

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Frank Clarke (1942 - 3 June 2022)
A striker who played in top flight with QPR and Ipswich, Frank Clarke was the eldest of five brothers who were footballers including Allan and Wayne.
Not to be confused with Frank Clark who played for Newcastle and Forest (who he also managed).
 

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then Chelsea manager Frank Lampard v Jurgen Klopp in 2020 (0:57)
''Calm down, calm down!''

shot from behind Liverpool bench. the best part is the Reds subs laughing at Frank.
 

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Giuseppe Brizi (1942 - 9 June 2022)
Brizi played nearly 400 matches (1962-76) for Fiorentina mostly as sweeper.
He won Serie A in 1968/69 and two Copa Italia with the Viola and only Giancarlo Antognoni has played for Fiorentina more than Brizi.
 

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Noel Campbell (1949 - 13 June 2022)
St Pat's, Fortuna Koln and Rovers midfielder who won 11 caps.
Noel played for Fortuna Koln from 1971-79. He was a key figure in the Fortuna side that won promotion in 1973 and played 29 matches in 1973-74, Fortuna's only season in the Bundesliga.
A recent book on Irish players on the continent featured Noel (Emerald Exiles by Barry Landy).
https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2022/0613/1304633-former-ireland-international-noel-campbell-dies/
 

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This is very grim.
Matt Le Tissier talking nonsense this month.
The intro has sounds bites from the interview which is more than enough. He worked for Rupert Murdoch for 15 odd years and now suddenly gets upset about this?!

Why would someone who had no interest in activism for 50 years go from being apathetic to suddenly having such strong social/political opinions?
This kind of privileged hissy tantrum stuff always reminds me of Michael Douglas' character in Falling Down.
 

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This is very grim.
Matt Le Tissier talking nonsense this month.
The intro has sounds bites from the interview which is more than enough. He worked for Rupert Murdoch for 15 odd years and now suddenly gets upset about this?!

Why would someone who had no interest in activism for 50 years go from being apathetic to suddenly having such strong social/political opinions?
This kind of privileged hissy tantrum stuff always reminds me of Michael Douglas' character in Falling Down.

No interest in this shit pre covid. Got sucked down the wormhole. It"d be sad if he wasn't such a prick about it
 

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Finn Dossing (1941 - 25 June 2022)
Until the 60's Dundee Utd were a small lower division outfit, with Dundee attracting 3/4 of support in the city.
Danish and Swedish footballers had no pro leagues in their countries, so some Scottish clubs began to import a lot of them (Kilmarnock in particular). Unfortunately when a Dane went abroad, as a pro they wouldn't be considered for the national team who were all amateurs.
Danish striker Finn Dossing was one of the best imports and his goals set Dundee Utd on their way in the mid 60's but he never won a full cap.
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Finn Dossing (1941 - 25 June 2022)
Until the 60's Dundee Utd were a small lower division outfit, with Dundee attracting 3/4 of support in the city.
Danish and Swedish footballers had no pro leagues in their countries, so some Scottish clubs began to import a lot of them (Kilmarnock in particular). Unfortunately when a Dane went abroad, as a pro they wouldn't be considered for the national team who were all amateurs.
Danish striker Finn Dossing was one of the best imports and his goals set Dundee Utd on their way in the mid 60's but he never won a full cap.
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what a great surname!
 

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forgot to post this on Sunday - 30 years ago yesterday in Gothenberg 26-6-1992

this was the last major match played in Europe before the back pass rule was changed for 1992-93. this video is hilarious - G'WAN SCHMEICHEL!!


half time in Georgia in WC qualifier. Ireland's women were 3-0 up after 18 minutes but then got a bit aimless against a poor team. just on half time Katie McCabe got her second to make it 2-0.
Niamh Fahey scored her first international goal in her 104 cap
 

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