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Pre-season 2017

Discussion in 'Premier League' started by DeadlyDemon, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. Cicero

    Cicero Born is the King

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    Beat Fulham 8-2 behind closed doors. Genuinely didn't know we played today.
     
  2. LordMegson

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    Our kids beat Rhyl 4-0.

    Start the tournament Wednesday against Leicester
     
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    Drew 2-2 with Philadelphia, most notable thing from the game was this dreadful attempt at the Welsh National Anthem from an American singer who clearly didn't know any of the words.

    Barbados Slim on Twitter
     
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    Players looked sharp & relaxed considering they only stepped off the plane two days before
    the game against Sydney.

    And while these are only friendlies, I was not only impressed by several of the youngsters
    but with the way Urzil applied himself - almost the opposite player to the one we saw in
    the PL far too often last season.

    As for Lacazette - the games after China may reveal more about AW's intentions.

    Any further news on Lemar?
     
  5. AFCB-Nutter

    AFCB-Nutter Marauding Chezzer!

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    Our first proper friendly we played a Portuguese top flight side I must admit I've never heard of, called Estoril Praia. We won 2-1, goals from Jordon Ibe (yes really!) and Maxi Gradel, with a peach of a free kick from Eduardo Teixeira for them. Game was held out in Spain where we've been training. Handily the game was streamed on the club website. We had a different 11 out in each half. Ibe in the second half took his goal nicely, through on goal and flicked it past the keeper.

    We created a lot of chances and should have scored more, but looked very rusty at the back. Worryingly our right back selections where a winger and a central midfielder, highlighting to me that we need another right back option.
     
  6. terrier4eva

    terrier4eva has potential...

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    Beat Bury 3-1 yesterday. Another for Ince not long after coming on. Mouniè is off the mark and Kachunga (pen).
     
  7. StewieJT

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    Welsh has to be one of most difficult languages to attempt, so what did you expect? I'm surprised they bothered with national anthems for a club friendly. I don't think we had that when we played there last pre-season. We won 4-0 so I hope for your sake Philadelphia has improved as they were poor!
     
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    They could have just played the national anthem over the tannoy. To just go up there not knowing the words, the rhythm of the song or the pronunciation of any of the words she did sing and just assume that it would be okay is just disrespectful. I highly doubt the Americans would be okay if the same was done to them, and there's no reason why our national anthem should have any less respect shown to it than theirs.

    As for the game, we were dominant and should have won comfortably but were clearly missing creativity without Sigurdsson, and the chances we did create in open play were wasted without either of our first team strikers. I think we're definitely strong enough in some areas of the pitch, but we're just missing creativity badly and need to address that this summer.
     
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    The Septics are f*cking weirdly obsessed with nationalism, i think they play the national anthem before most sporting events and feel the need to ram 'Merica down your throat every two seconds when you're out there. It's almost like state sponsored brainwashing.
     
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    That's because they are leaders of the free world.
     
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    Rob Tanner @RobTannerMerc

    It is hammering down in Hong Kong. Has to be genuine concerns about the pitch at HK stadium #LCFC

    Leicester\wba a doubt tomorrow maybe along with palace\liverpool
     
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    Bleeds Liam Dickinson Enthusiast

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    I'm sure there is thousands of young Asian kids crying at the thought of missing out on the chance to see Chris Brunt in the flesh.
     
  13. davep

    davep The Alzheimer's club

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    :laugh: And big Wes I imagine :laugh:

    Quite literally raining cats n dogs
     
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    Insert obligatory joke about asian cuisine here...
     
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    Considered posting a similar thing, but decided against it firstly because of our owners and secondly I didn't want Mullered to call me a racist. :laugh:
     
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    People are too ****ing sensitive about that shit these days, i still don't believe the Millwall fans were actually racist towards Son!
     
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    davep The Alzheimer's club

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    Edited.

    Not big or clever
     
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  18. mattledud

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    Alright chap!
     
  19. davep

    davep The Alzheimer's club

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    Sorry mate didn't mean to cause offence.Making a joke when I shouldn't.
     
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    None caused with me...
     

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