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Michael presumably stabilising his blood pressure somewhere after the devastating departure of Danny "Fifty Shades Of" Graham.

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Shame to see 'Golden' Graham leave as he probably could have come good had he been given a bit longer. Some players don't reach their full potential until they're in their mid-fifties, and this could easily come back and bite us in 25-30 years' time.

 

It'll be interesting to see who Big Sam decides to bung on the left wing now on Saturday. John O'Shea, perhaps?

 

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If a tree falls in the woods but there's nobody there to hear it, do Sunderland still beat Newcastle 6-0?

 

Perhaps we should start playing all our games behind closed doors.

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Currently being treated to the so-called experts on Sky Sports News discussing player ratings from 'Football Manager'. Absolutely fantastic. :rofl:

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1 hour ago, Michael* said:

Currently being treated to the so-called experts on Sky Sports News discussing player ratings from 'Football Manager'. Absolutely fantastic. :rofl:

 

Got to love the high highs and crushing low lows of the "five things we learnt from Joe Hart's change of boot manufacture" culture we've doomed ourselves to. I see the fantasy football champions are also out in force today, offering nuanced insight that'll soon put your Butch Wilkins' and your Tony Cottees out on the dole. What's that, Obi-Wan Kenobi, sticking Mahrez and Vardy in your team because they're cheap and get loads of point is a GOOD idea? Are you sure you're a call centre middle manager in Castleford and not the ghost of Bill Shankly? 

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Pete Guatamala, January 2016

 

"The Bundesliga winter break is too long. I've had my stubble perfectly curated by a herd of monks twice this month and been to the opera fifteen times and even I'm getting sick of it! I miss beating Hamburg 37-0!"

 

Per Guacomole, December 2016

 

"Anyone ever notice how kerrazy the fixture list in England is?!"

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I'm really looking forward to the Superbowl coverage now, presumably with John Madden Football '92 used for analysis.

 

I personally prefer it when there's absolutely nothing happening and they're forced to pad it out, but there must have been a few corks popping at Sky HQ when the 'Pep to Man City' story broke, it's filled the day perfectly for them. They can harp on about it until 8pm, then trot out Jim White to fill us in on the latest comings and goings at Dumbarton.

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It was 5.55 when I turned on so they still had some old wrinkly grizzler talking with Don 'Corleone' Goodman about the latest rumblings in the Jordan Rhodes saga, killing time 'til the Sky stunnerz kick off for the big 6pm tea time gruel shower ( the dreaded words Coming Up: Ray Parlour literally popped up as I typed this). At least the Man City manager stuff prevents Guillem Balague, always on a crackly phoneline from 1932, waxing lyrical for fifteen minutes about a Levante wing-back who Swansea have failed to secure a work permit for. 

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I will admit to quite liking the bits where they get Guillem to do a video conference call, the angle of the camera always makes it look like a hostage situation.

 

It may only be a matter of time before Sky's payments to the Premier League arrive on the condition that clubs spend a percentage of the cash on deadline day signings, which I'm sure a lot of Arsenal fans would be in favour of. Knowing our luck, we'd end up with a vast backlog of absolute wasters who we'd virtually have to pay to get rid of. What a thought.

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Leaving 13 minutes from the end really was tempting fate. But enough about Liverpool's defence. We're going to have to hope for another of the teams above us to do a Norwich and lose four or five games on the trot. As in Swansea, Bournemouth, Newcastle or West Brom. There's also the tricky matter of us winning a few at some point before May.

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