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Steve Ferns
1 Posted 24/04/2019 at 20:17:46
Neves has Wolves 1-0 up. Come on, you Gunners, don’t you want Champions League Football?
Steve Ferns
2 Posted 24/04/2019 at 20:22:58
2-0. There goes 7th.
Jamie Crowley
3 Posted 24/04/2019 at 20:27:35
My only goal for 2019-2020 is to beat Arsenal now.

What a spineless, shit team.

Jamie Crowley
4 Posted 24/04/2019 at 20:29:36
Steve - Win out defo meaning to win your remaining games.

Funny, didn't think that'd be an "Americanism" as it used so, so commonly over here.

Mike Gaynes
5 Posted 24/04/2019 at 20:31:55
Wish I could say I'm surprised. But gotta give it to Wolves, they've had an excellent season, including kicking our asses at Goodison. If they get 7th, they deserve it. Wow, 3-0 now.
Steve Ferns
6 Posted 24/04/2019 at 20:32:45
3-0 wolves!
Kunal Desai
7 Posted 24/04/2019 at 20:34:17
I think we may have left it a little late to get 7th. I can see Wolves claiming 7th if they beat Arsenal.
Jim Bennings
8 Posted 24/04/2019 at 20:36:14
What’s wrong with Arsenal away from home these days?

Mike Gaynes
9 Posted 24/04/2019 at 20:37:00
Jamie #54, I really thought Emery would infuse some steel into that team. But they're cottony soft.
Steve Ferns
10 Posted 24/04/2019 at 20:38:58
In my post at #19 I went through the permutations and said I can’t see wolves getting more than 7 points. That’ll take them to 55. That means we need two wins and our goal difference should (still) be enough.

That’s not changed too much. They beat Fulham and that’s 6 points. We then need Watford to stop them winning. And of course it’s all down to Anfield. If Liverpool don’t do us a favour, well at least they should hand the title back to City (presuming the 0-0 stays as a draw).

James Stewart
11 Posted 24/04/2019 at 20:39:52
How the hell did Arsenal get 60 odd points. Awful team. Still think we are better than Wolves but not beating Fulham could really cost us.
Jim Bennings
12 Posted 24/04/2019 at 20:41:48
Well, interest in the Wolves result has dwindled now so it’s all on City in what’s effectively a title decider now, if they flunk it tonight it’s basically the Shites trophy.
Steve Ferns
13 Posted 24/04/2019 at 20:44:15
Jim, maybe Wolves will give City the title. Meanwhile, City starting to find some rhythm now.
Bobby Mallon
14 Posted 24/04/2019 at 20:44:47
Well Steve ferns Wolves are winning 3.0 at the moment v Arsenal
Jamie Crowley
15 Posted 24/04/2019 at 20:45:04
Mike - Cottony soft to be sure! You're much nicer about this than I, as I just think they're pussies.

I'm deadly serious about this - Arsenal are fucking shit. We absolutely, the way we are moving forward this second half of the season, should target Arsenal next season.

There's absolutely no reason we can't finish above them. They are shit.

Joe McMahon
16 Posted 24/04/2019 at 20:51:16
Looks like it's gonna be 9th this season. We always do bog in Europa anyway. Wolves and Watford are pretty good teams to be honest. A proven striker has to be priority in the summer surely.
Mike Gaynes
17 Posted 24/04/2019 at 20:53:43
Maybe, Jamie, but they have a shitload of talent, and Emery hasn't had the time yet to weed out the deadwood (Ozil et al) and imprint his own toughness. Don't discount them next season.

Chelsea is the weakling of the top 6. With Hazard departing, that's the team we can pass for 6th.

Jim Bennings
18 Posted 24/04/2019 at 20:54:54

Arsenal are one of those teams a bit like United where they are, or rather have been for a good few years, starting to to lose their identity.

They lost massive players like Henry, Bergkamp, Viera, Ljungberg, Keown ect and as time wore on the acceptance that Wenger couldn’t replicate those years was dawned upon, you are now left with a team of average to decent misfits.

United are the same since the departure of Ferguson in 2013 it’s only gone one way.

At Everton we never really had that type of dynasty but we lost the solidity that Moyes and his buys brought us, but maybe now with this current side and Marco Silva at the helm, showing some positive signs, maybe just maybe we can start rocking the boats of 5th and 6th place sooner rather than later.?

Joe McMahon
19 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:00:57
Jim, Wolves and Watford will be thinking the same also.
Tony Hill
20 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:03:29
Watford and Wolves play each other at the weekend. Both have an inferior goal difference. A draw between them would do nicely. If we win.
Jim Bennings
21 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:12:54
City yes yes yesss yesssssssssssss!!!!
Steve Ferns
22 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:13:13
Ray Roche
23 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:13:47
GET IN !!!!
Rob Halligan
24 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:13:48
Yeeeeeeessssssss. Get in. Come on city!!
Derek Knox
25 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:14:23
Get in Bernardo Silva !
Mike Gaynes
26 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:14:33
In the words of the immortal Jackie Gleason


Jamie Crowley
27 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:14:49
Joe -

No way Watford will be Top 6. I can't see that. They're a carthorse team.

Wolves have real talent, buy well, and have a fucking great (and I mean GREAT) coach in my opinion. That dude, the Holy Spirit, has them playing divine football.

Couldn't help myself with the pun, but the point is valid. It's open, free-flowing football and they don't leak goals.

I always think it's important to see how the "smaller" clubs do in year two of the Premier League, so time will tell. But Wolves have it all going on at the moment.

Jim Bennings -

Those "bigger" teams are really starting to waver. Next season is a really big season. We have to get Europe and pop into that Top 6.

Steve Ferns
28 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:14:58
Almost a killer goal then.
Mike Gaynes
29 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:15:07
Almost 2.
Kunal Desai
30 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:15:18
Aguero so close there. Nearly 2
Michael Lynch
31 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:15:34
City are lovely to watch. Even if I didn't hate the RS, I'd enjoy seeing City win the league this season. They're on another planet to everyone else.
Jamie Crowley
32 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:15:51
Derek Knox
33 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:16:24
Maybe if our Bernard added an 'O' to his name he would score more. :-)
Jamie Crowley
34 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:16:28
Holy shit my sat radio feed is BEHIND! Haha. C'mon City!
Steve Ferns
35 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:16:37
Jamie, Wolves and Leicester have similar backing to ourselves. They are genuine competition for us, though I suspect Moshiri is a bit more willing to spend.
Steve Ferns
36 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:18:16
DK, didn’t you watch the United game on MOTD? There was a Bernardo playing for us, apparently.
Mike Gaynes
37 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:19:27
Jamie, I think you're listening to last week's game.
Mike Gaynes
38 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:20:35
Just thinking the same thing, Michael #82. They play football like a symphony.
Mike Gaynes
39 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:24:05
Arsenal scored.
Rob Halligan
40 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:25:05
Yeeeeeeessssssss. 2-0.
Mike Gaynes
41 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:25:07
That'll do it. Done and dusted.
Jim Bennings
42 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:25:14
Hahaha well in David De Gea lad!!!
Mike Gaynes
43 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:25:41
Best keeper in the world my ass.
Tony McNulty
44 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:26:37
Solsjaer manager of the season?
Derek Knox
45 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:26:44
Insane, Sane IN!
Joe McMahon
46 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:27:23
Jamie, I agree with you on wolves, but you are being a bit harsh on Watford. They've got the better if us this season, and in the cup final. They also do have some very useful players. Yes Everton do as well, but 2 of our best are on loan. I never get too arrogant or cocky about Everton, it has an occurrence of biting us on the arse.
Mike Gaynes
47 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:32:56
Fatty, fatty, what's the score???
Derek Knox
49 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:37:34
Poor Ole, he's a Gunnar with no ammo??
Tony McNulty
50 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:38:18
Presumably Lukaku wants away, and presumably his wages, cost and form will prevent this. Manure will be stuck with him for a couple of seasons yet and they don't play to his declining strengths.
Mike Gaynes
51 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:40:20
United coming Untied.
Derek Knox
52 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:42:11
Does Luke Shaw have a brother called Rick?
Steve Ferns
54 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:51:54
BBC: “Superb Wolves dent Arsenal’s top 4 hopes”. Contrast that with their headlines when we beat them, Chelsea and United.
Mike Gaynes
55 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:53:17
Ole right now is thinking, "Damn, I had a good deal back in Molde!"
Ray Roche
56 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:53:34
The grid on Ole he looks like his flights just taken off and he's realised he's left the gas on.
Tom Bowers
57 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:53:56
Listening to Carragher's take on football is as bad as Trump trying to be tactful. What a crock Jamie. Give it up and hit the golf course !!
Mike Gaynes
58 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:54:35
Now all you gentlemen enjoy your day tomorrow at work, consoling your devastated RS friends.
Ray Roche
59 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:55:34
Right, I've got some texting to do! ;-)
Steve Ferns
60 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:56:06
Bit early Ray. Let’s not jinx it until after City raise the trophy.
Derek Knox
61 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:56:23
Yes Ray, the Honeymoon period is over, he's drawing up divorce papers!

Be interesting to see the possession stats, considering Man U were at home, it was all City!

Mike Gaynes
62 Posted 24/04/2019 at 21:56:31
I already sent a real charming note to my old Gooner buddy.
Brian Williams
63 Posted 24/04/2019 at 22:01:04
Just looked out of the window to see what sort of evening it is.
That moon is blue!!!
Shaun Robinson
64 Posted 24/04/2019 at 22:02:44
Was it just me or did Carragher not squeak a word for the last 20 minutes or so? Typical RS when it doesn’t go their way
Ray Roche
65 Posted 24/04/2019 at 22:03:04
Steve, allow me a little wallow in the RS disappointment.

Derek, yeah, their in separate rooms already.
Anyone got an industrial strength lemon so I can get this smile off my face?

Paul Birmingham
66 Posted 24/04/2019 at 22:07:14
City hold their own destiny now in terms of the EPL title, and as we know, it’s a funny old game.

But made up the RS, are pegged back again. Both have three marathons ahead, like we do, and our chances of Europa, are now even slimmer, but there’s still a chance, if we start by beating Palace.

The RS txts tonight didn’t come in and long may it last, hopefully justice and merit will prevail over the next 3 weeks, we qualify for the Europa, City win the title, Barca do the business, as well.

That would be a fine end to this season. We live in hope eternal.

Tony Hill
67 Posted 24/04/2019 at 22:08:19
Neville at it again, droning on about how bad United were against us but how they improved "against a good team" tonight. He's the embodiment of Sky bollocks.

Nigel Munford
68 Posted 24/04/2019 at 22:11:00
Tony they still lost 2-0
Mike Littler
69 Posted 24/04/2019 at 22:11:13
Well done City. Almost as good as we played the weekend. Not that we got given any credit, unlike Wolves who were superb against an Arsenal side we hammered.

The media do really hate us as it's full of RS, I pray City win the league as they are the better team and haven't had anywhere near the luck the RS have.
Tony Hill
70 Posted 24/04/2019 at 22:12:30
Yes thank God, Nigel.
Darren Hind
71 Posted 24/04/2019 at 22:14:01
Keep your powder dry boys. Remember their faustian pact.
Wait until Barca have beaten them and it becomes mathematically impossible for them to win the League.

Then make their lives completely miserable

Brent Stephens
72 Posted 24/04/2019 at 22:14:18
Listen to you all. Just because City won and dent the rs chances. Have you got no dignity?

No? ok, I better join yous all. Fecking brilliant, City. Fecking brilliant. Mind you, we put 4 past United, City only 2.

Neil Copeland
73 Posted 24/04/2019 at 22:15:12
I am staying quiet (alright then, smug) for now. Still plenty to play for. I think the RS were banking on Manure getting something tonight so could be quite interesting to see how they react although you would expect them to hammer Huddersfield at Mordor.
Rob Halligan
74 Posted 24/04/2019 at 22:15:42
Does Milner know the score yet? Haha!!
Dave Abrahams
75 Posted 24/04/2019 at 22:21:22
Darren (135), good post Darren, I’ll know City have won the league if they go to Brighton four points ahead of Liverpool.
Derek Knox
76 Posted 24/04/2019 at 22:24:19
Newcastle and Wolves won't be easy for the RS either!
Steve Ferns
77 Posted 24/04/2019 at 22:30:00
DK, you expect that Rafa won’t just roll over and let the RS tickle his belly? Come on mate, that’s a banker for the RS
Jerome Shields
79 Posted 24/04/2019 at 22:35:09
Man United where up against two good times this pass five days. It's as simple as that, no excuses.
Geoff Lambert
80 Posted 24/04/2019 at 22:37:37
Dave 3 points should be enough.
Jerome Shields
81 Posted 24/04/2019 at 22:39:43
Type or paste your comment here. PLEASE capitalise initial letters of proper names and use proper grammar. No txt-speak; all-lowercase posts are likely to be deleted
Tony Abrahams
82 Posted 24/04/2019 at 22:42:55
City win at United, celebrate with their fans and then walk off the pitch. Liverpool win at Southampton and you get Carragher on the pitch interviewing the players, like they have just won the league!

Steve, I hope you’re wrong mate, but could just imagine the stick that Benitez would get if Newcastle turned them over, because I’m sure they’d hound him out of his Wirral home?

Tony Abrahams
83 Posted 24/04/2019 at 22:46:21
United have spent nearly as much money as City, over the last few years, which shows you how important both the recruitment and the men in charge of recruitment really are.
Rob Halligan
84 Posted 24/04/2019 at 22:48:27
Steve, you can just imagine Conor Coady of Wolves, who's a big RS fan, knocking in an own goal on the last day, just to give them a helping hand.
Phil Bellis
85 Posted 24/04/2019 at 22:52:24
What a shame; Oh dear! How sad! Never mind...
Brian Williams
87 Posted 24/04/2019 at 23:02:00
Tony. I'd gladly take out the FSW whether they beat em or not. 😉
Kase Chow
88 Posted 24/04/2019 at 23:09:49
Rob #84

Can you really imagine a professional footballer knocking in an own goal, potentially sabotaging his (and his team mates) efforts over a whole season to make the Europa League just so he can appease the child in him that supported Liverpool?

You can really imagine that??

Eddie Dunn
89 Posted 24/04/2019 at 23:09:56
I was nervous watching tonight... thank God Man City won. Wolves did us a favour as 7th means a very early start to the season... Burnley have been playing catch-up ever since.
Rob Halligan
90 Posted 24/04/2019 at 23:15:10
Kase, take a chill pill mate. Of course I don't, just the same as I don't expect Newcastle to roll over and let the RS win just because their manager is an ex RS manager.
Andy Crooks
91 Posted 24/04/2019 at 23:16:02
Steve, Rafa will put them to the sword.
Rob Halligan
92 Posted 24/04/2019 at 23:29:36
I wonder if David Silva will get a three match retrospective ban for ramming his studs into the chest of a Man Utd defender while he was in mid-air? I won't be holding my breath waiting for that to happen...
Chris Leyland
93 Posted 24/04/2019 at 23:36:00
I'm with Darren on this. Keep our powder dry until they are out of the Champions League and Man City have won the Premier League. It ain't over yet – it takes just a couple of results and suddenly the double is on for the shite.

I have a sneaking suspicion they may get past Barca over 2 legs. I'm thinking 3-1 to Barca in the first leg the. 2-0 to the shite at Mordor. Then I can see Leicester sneaking a draw at Man City with David Brent in charge. I hope to God I'm wrong but I'm not saying a word to any of them until the season is over.

Jamie Crowley
94 Posted 24/04/2019 at 23:36:41
I mentioned before that I had looked at the schedule a couple of weeks ago, who played who, and came to the conclusion that 57 points will be the mark for 7th.

We have to win all three remaining games. I don't think even two wins and a draw will do it. That would see us on 56 points, and I think Wolves will finish on 57.

Win out. Not win "owt", but win out. We have to, or there will be no Europe for Everton in my opinion.

Jamie Crowley
95 Posted 24/04/2019 at 23:41:24
I also don't see either City or Liverpool losing any of their last 3 games.

Wolves might (?) get a point against the rs. I can't see City losing any of their games. The Leicester game will see a Leicester on the beach already. They're not getting 7th with their remaining schedule. When they play City, they'll be going through the motions waiting for next season.

We'll see.

Chris Leyland
96 Posted 24/04/2019 at 23:44:45
But Jamie, Leicester have Brendan Shankly as their manager now and he'd love to be the one that secured the title for the shite after Stevie G's infamous slip.
Darren Hind
97 Posted 25/04/2019 at 05:36:37
Rob @92 Ssssshhhh!!!

With Fernandinho being carted off and De Bruyne injured, the last thing City want is a ban for David Silva. It would really damage them.

I couldn't agree more with your point but, on this occasion, let's do what everyone else has been doing for years. Let's turn a blind eye on this one for now... Then, we can moan like fuck about it at the end of the season!

Steve Brown
98 Posted 25/04/2019 at 06:21:28
Hold off sniggering and watch the bitter reds get increasingly angry and start blaming everyone when it goes wrong. They will then throw their own players under the bus (Moreno, Karius), blame referees, blame opposition players (De Gea), blame wind, rain and sunshine. Best of all enjoy the spectacle of Redknapp, Carragher, Redknapp, Owen etc spewing along with the rest of the red pundit army. Can’t wait!
Dave Abrahams
99 Posted 25/04/2019 at 10:07:24
Geoff (80), hopefully three points could be enough, but
Liverpool could score five or six against Huddersfield tomorrow night and reduce the goal difference. When you fight the devil, you have to consider everything!!!
Rob Halligan
100 Posted 25/04/2019 at 10:35:33
Darren #97. Well as predicted, David Silva will not face any retrospective ban following his mid air "studs rammed into a Man Utd defenders chest" last night. The FA say the referee saw the incident and deemed it not serious and not worthy of a yellow or red card.

Shithouse FA yet again taking the easy way out. It makes you sick.

I understand what Darren means when he says we don't want Silva banned, but come on, it's definitely one rule for the so-called top six teams and another rule for the rest.

Brian Harrison
101 Posted 25/04/2019 at 11:33:37
As someone else said celebrate nothing till it's certain the dark side can't win the league. I call them the Houdini club, you can put them in a position were something looks impossible, yet they manage to do it.

Burnley with two big centre forwards cause a lot of teams problems and Vardy playing on the shoulder of the last defender is always a dangerous opponent. But Newcastle and Wolves are no pushovers. So still very much all to play for.

I just hope City beat Burnley and Leicester, and Liverpool draw or, better still, lose to Newcastle. That would make the last day of the season not that important. But, knowing the other lot, this will go down to the last minute of the last game.

Jay Wood

102 Posted 25/04/2019 at 13:51:45
I understand Roy Keane was at his acerbic best about United on Sky last night. Now he is not a man with much to admire, but I have to give him my award for the 'quote of the day' with this beaut:

"Paul Pogba said after the Everton game things got quite heated between the players in the dressing room. What? They threw their hair gel at each other?!"

James Hughes
103 Posted 25/04/2019 at 14:23:19
Chris, I can't see Rodgers going all out to help the RS, they parted on bad terms.
Darren Hind
104 Posted 26/04/2019 at 18:25:17
Always going to be the case Rob.

Just seen Huddersfield are 33/1 to win at Mordor. It probably reflects their chances, but I don't remember any Premier League team being offered at odds that high.

Could be a bit of fun on here tonight if they stick 11 men behind the ball, fight for their lives and really test RS Hors d'Oeuvres.

Rob Halligan
105 Posted 26/04/2019 at 22:15:04
Hope you didn't put a bet on them then, Darren. 😞😞😞
Brent Stephens
106 Posted 26/04/2019 at 22:27:22
Some test for the rs that was. But I guess some would have been duped into a bet on Huddersfield.

Come on, Man City.

Anthony Murphy
107 Posted 26/04/2019 at 23:56:41
I reckon it'll go to the wire. Been overlooked a bit, but very possible that Brighton may need a result to stay up. That could decide it.
Mike Galley
108 Posted 26/04/2019 at 00:03:56
I still think a Man City win on Sunday puts it to bed. If they go to Brighton on the last day for three points, I think they're almost a certainty for them. This is a battle-hardened team that's been winning trophies for a number of seasons now.

Also, whilst I believe the RS will get maximum points, they kick off in Geordie land at 8:00 next Saturday night. I can imagine that may be an atmosphere! That's possibly the trickiest fixture either team have between them.

Darren Hind
109 Posted 27/04/2019 at 14:49:25
Only a mug would have done that bet Rob. I love the way you always get BS after the event

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