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« Reply #1725 on: Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 09:54:13 »

There's definitely been talk of this - I think the masterplan is Norweigan leagues to make loads of mistakes as a youngster, Dortmund to refine and add the competitiveness of a top league with a bit of European experience, now the big boys like City and then Real Madrid for the peak of his career in the Spanish sun.

I think the thing is with Haaland, if he had come up through the normal PL academy route he would have had a lot of what is special 'polished' out of him.
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« Reply #1726 on: Friday, September 23, 2022, 04:18:48 »

Good bit of PR

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-62994593
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« Reply #1727 on: Friday, September 23, 2022, 05:43:26 »


Looks like Swindon is in Gloucestershire now!
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« Reply #1728 on: Saturday, September 24, 2022, 08:11:50 »

I think the thing is with Haaland, if he had come up through the normal PL academy route he would have had a lot of what is special 'polished' out of him.

Definitely. Seems that Alfie wanted him to grow up in Norway and knew that first team football would come much sooner.
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« Reply #1729 on: Sunday, October 2, 2022, 17:21:06 »

I don’t really follow the Prem, but Haaland is something to behold. Could be the complete striker. He’s relentless
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« Reply #1730 on: Sunday, October 2, 2022, 20:06:08 »

3 hattricks in 8 matches is  Yikes
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« Reply #1731 on: Sunday, October 2, 2022, 20:11:22 »

I think the golden boot is a safe bet😀
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« Reply #1732 on: Monday, October 24, 2022, 08:16:05 »

Danny Ings wearing ear defenders to include his autistic mascot in yesterdays game. Lovely gesture.
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« Reply #1733 on: Monday, October 24, 2022, 10:24:06 »

Will there ever be a better free kick Clap

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« Reply #1734 on: Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 07:34:49 »

Will there ever be a better free kick Clap


Gladwin hit a few in his ‘younger’ days.  Hoddle was another specialist.
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« Reply #1735 on: Saturday, December 24, 2022, 14:25:21 »

I don’t really follow the Prem, but Haaland is something to behold. Could be the complete striker. He’s relentless

I was excited to see him but in the Charity Shield he missed an open goal and, overall, touched the ball a tiny amount of times. Thought it looked like he could have an immediate crisis of confidence but he got 2 goals away to West Ham in the next match:



The pace to get the ball and win the penalty, and get away from his marker for the 2nd, is incredible.

Look at his scoring stats on SoccerBase:

https://www.soccerbase.com/players/player.sd?player_id=101493

Scored in 10 consecutive games, scoring 18 goals - an averge of nearly 2 per game.

Compare him to the 2nd top scorer, Harry Kane:

https://www.soccerbase.com/players/player.sd?player_id=52657

I'm not that interested in the Premier League either but will watch short highlights like the above, or bits of Match of the Day. But players like Haaland will make me tune in more, he's a phenomenon. 22 years old too - imagine him at 28 when he's learned even more.
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« Reply #1736 on: Saturday, December 24, 2022, 14:28:27 »

Could have played for England too
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« Reply #1737 on: Saturday, December 24, 2022, 14:33:24 »

Will there ever be a better free kick Clap



I don't think there will.

I like Le Tiss' cheeky one



And the Beckham one becuase it was brilliant and so far out, and our qualification relied on it. Plus, it rounded off the best all-round performance from a player I think I've ever seen

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« Reply #1738 on: Monday, January 9, 2023, 15:16:14 »

https://cumbriacrack.com/2023/01/09/football-fans-devotion-to-workington-reds-goes-viral-online/
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« Reply #1739 on: Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 16:53:16 »

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