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8 hours ago, Turkish said:

Lemina played 70 minutes and was replaced by Schniderlin in nice 1-0 win over PSG tonight 

Delort scored the goal. Wasn't he once connected, all be it very loosely, with Saints?

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Bradley Wright-Phillips retires the 6th placed MLS all time top goal scorer.

I was excited by his signing 16 years ago. Signed off a Coca Cola prize, scored a debut goal against Derby, but didn’t work out for him here. Forged a good career elsewhere. 

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I liked BWP, especially in the first season. I think he got 12 goals that year, did alright I thought.

Always felt a bit guilty at the time when we got him as part of the 'Coca-Cola Kid' promotion, as we were much more flush than other clubs at the time, given that we'd just spent £1.5m on Skacel. Seemingly we were spending money we didn't have though!

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9 minutes ago, S-Clarke said:

I liked BWP, especially in the first season. I think he got 12 goals that year, did alright I thought.

Always felt a bit guilty at the time when we got him as part of the 'Coca-Cola Kid' promotion, as we were much more flush than other clubs at the time, given that we'd just spent £1.5m on Skacel. Seemingly we were spending money we didn't have though!

Liked him, too.

Became a legendary striker in the MLS (once he learned how to stay onside).

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9 hours ago, SuperSAINT said:

Liked him, too.

Became a legendary striker in the MLS (once he learned how to stay onside).

He'd been told to stay as close to the last defender, so he could pick his pocket.

Sadly he extended this to handbags.

I saw a few of his matches on some freesport last season, and you could see why he did well in the MLS.

 

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2 minutes ago, Chez said:

Nivea boy lasts five minutes. Ageing, injury prone players on £100k+ a week...no thanks.

He's been a bit of a disastrous signing for Brighton all told. Similar to Theo with us really, just over the hill now.

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4 hours ago, East Kent Saint said:

Shaw interview after England match was strange , saying he liked playing for England as he felt supported , unlike Man U !

I was surprised when Martin Tyler mentioned he has only 20 caps (debut in 2014).

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1 hour ago, East Kent Saint said:

Vest to Everton (says Football Insider) still splashing the cash then 😄

That would keep the comedy going for a little longer for sure.

They complain about Keane and Holgate being too slow, they haven't met our old friend Vestergaard yet. He defines slow.

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1 hour ago, S-Clarke said:

That would keep the comedy going for a little longer for sure.

They complain about Keane and Holgate being too slow, they haven't met our old friend Vestergaard yet. He defines slow.

Imagine Vestergaard playing in defence with Lampard’s high line

😂

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On 04/02/2022 at 17:29, redkeith said:

Juanmi scored twice yesterday for bets in a 4 nil  copa del rey win at his old club Real Sociadad. Sociadad would have gone one nil up, but Var ruled it out based on a wrong frame.

Juanmi has now scored 18 goals and has capped a fine season by winning the Copa del Rey with Real Betis: only the 4th trophy in the club's history. 

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Saint Etienne out of Ligue 1 for the first time since 2004 following the sacking of Claude Puel earlier in the season. Quite a fall, as they finished fourth three years ago.

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6 minutes ago, HarvSFC said:

Saint Etienne out of Ligue 1 for the first time since 2004 following the sacking of Claude Puel earlier in the season. Quite a fall, as they finished fourth three years ago.

There's a gag about the inevitable decline of teams after Puel, but I'm not making it. 🙂

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43 minutes ago, HarvSFC said:

Saint Etienne out of Ligue 1 for the first time since 2004 following the sacking of Claude Puel earlier in the season. Quite a fall, as they finished fourth three years ago.

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, LiberalCommunist said:

They will be challenging for the CL in no time, you mark my words! LOL

The thing is, they can make signings like him and Wood with a view of them being a stop gap for a season or 2 whilst they 'get higher up', at which point they'll be dumped. They have the luxury of not having to care about what they sell them for in 2 years time, it doesn't matter to them. They can focus in on the here and now.

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I don't see any truth in that. He didn't particularly leave here on the most amazing terms, kept us hanging with the contract and put us into an impossible situation in his last year.

Cleary he's better than anyone we've got and he'd walk into the side, but I'd be happier if we looked into the future this summer rather than continuously trying to reinvent the past (and that includes re-contracting Long etc)

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Don't want Ings' back thanks, we clearly did well to judge his steep drop off point. Sometimes clubs know when a player is on a downward curve (they have access to all the training stats etc), Liverpool did the same thing with Torres, everyone said they were nuts to sell him but he was never the same goalscorer.

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6 hours ago, Saint_clark said:

Don't want Ings' back thanks, we clearly did well to judge his steep drop off point. Sometimes clubs know when a player is on a downward curve (they have access to all the training stats etc), Liverpool did the same thing with Torres, everyone said they were nuts to sell him but he was never the same goalscorer.

I think you’re twisting history a bit here to honest.

Shortly before he left we had reportedly offered him a contract extension making him our highest paid player.

It may have worked out well for us in selling him, although don’t think he’s been adequately replaced as yet. 

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2 hours ago, Badger said:

I think you’re twisting history a bit here to honest.

Shortly before he left we had reportedly offered him a contract extension making him our highest paid player.

It may have worked out well for us in selling him, although don’t think he’s been adequately replaced as yet. 

Agreed. If we were any good at judging a player when he was on a downward curve, we wouldn't even entertain re-signing Long. 

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