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Old 08-28-2015, 06:15 AM   #7276
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West Ham showing their confidence in Bilic..

"Rafa Benitez was within three hours of signing for us," Sullivan said, as quoted by the London Evening Standard.

"Every clause in his contract was agreed and then he went to Real Madrid. It was a real blow because he is a really experienced manager in England and done really well in Italy.

"We had an agreement in place but you have to pick yourself up, look who else is available and pick the best you can."

Despite more or less admitting Bilic was not the club's first choice for boss, Sullivan has reiterated his support for the already under-pressure Croatian, with back-to-back defeats raising questions over his side.

"Whoever you take is a gamble. The bottom line is we have a manager. He has our 100 per cent support. We will support him in the transfer market. We like him."
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Old 08-28-2015, 06:20 AM   #7277
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West Ham showing their confidence in Bilic..

"Rafa Benitez was within three hours of signing for us," Sullivan said, as quoted by the London Evening Standard.

"Every clause in his contract was agreed and then he went to Real Madrid. It was a real blow because he is a really experienced manager in England and done really well in Italy.

"We had an agreement in place but you have to pick yourself up, look who else is available and pick the best you can."

Despite more or less admitting Bilic was not the club's first choice for boss, Sullivan has reiterated his support for the already under-pressure Croatian, with back-to-back defeats raising questions over his side.

"Whoever you take is a gamble. The bottom line is we have a manager. He has our 100 per cent support. We will support him in the transfer market. We like him."
I dare say that Benitez never seriously intended to work for us. He'd have wanted clear indications on what there was to spend, and we've found out that it isn't that much. He would always get a better offer.

As for "we will support him in the transfer market"...

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Old 08-28-2015, 06:38 AM   #7278
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is sullivan braindead?
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Old 08-28-2015, 06:44 AM   #7279
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is sullivan braindead?
Strangely not - he's actually quite bright. This is all pretty standard stuff from them - "look, we tried to sign Neymar, it just didn't quite come off - unfortunately you'll have to make do with Henri Camara". It's the same ****, year after year, but now they don't have Allardyce to blame.

I'd love to see Bilic resign, however I don't think he has the balls/CV to do that.
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Old 08-28-2015, 06:57 AM   #7280
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bilic should come out with

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"I was was within three hours of signing for Real Madrid," Bilic said, as quoted by the London Evening Standard.

"Every clause in my contract was agreed and then they signed Rafael Benítez instead. It was a real blow because they are a really accomplished team and are doing really well in the Champions-League every year" .

"We had an agreement in place but you have to pick yourself up, look who else is available and pick the best you can."

Despite more or less admitting West ham was not his first choice, Bilic has reiterated his support for the already under-pressure team from London, with back-to-back defeats raising questions over his side.

"Whoever you take is a gamble. The bottom line is we have a team. It has my 100 per cent support. I will try to get whoever I can in the transfer market to increase the quality. I like myself."
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Old 08-28-2015, 07:01 AM   #7281
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"The bottom line is we have a manager" is excellent
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Old 08-28-2015, 07:03 AM   #7282
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lol nh cashy.

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"The bottom line is we have a manager" is excellent
It could be worse, they could have got Avram Grant back.
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Old 08-28-2015, 07:21 AM   #7283
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Avram Grant GOAT
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Old 08-28-2015, 07:53 AM   #7284
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Who knew a PL football manager would know as much about football statistics as a bunch of guys on the internet?
Eh, compare it to other sports, and there's a bunch of coaches who are totally ignorant to analytics (as evidenced by their decisions). People who learned the game 50 years ago and got to the top by trusting their gut etc. Wenger doesn't fit that profile.

Otoh, managers will always be careful talking about that kind of stuff, since moronic fans and media will blast them for "excuses".
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Old 08-28-2015, 07:58 AM   #7285
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Is there a thread for keeping track of bets somewhere? Perhaps I'm getting blind, but can't seem to find it.
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Old 08-28-2015, 08:08 AM   #7286
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I probably won't be around tomorrow afternoon whilst plop chalk up a cricket score, so:

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Old 08-28-2015, 08:16 AM   #7287
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Pochettino turning into swiss toni (prob need to be old to know the reference) re: berahino

"It's like when you are in love with some lady," Pochettino said. "There are a lot of women around the world, but you want only one.
"Sometimes it is impossible. It's about love. And in football it is the same."
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Old 08-28-2015, 08:32 AM   #7288
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[After Jose Royes announced he wanted to leave Arsenal] "It's like you wanting to marry Miss World and she doesn't want you. I can try to help you but if she does not want to marry you what can I do?
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[In response to Sir Alex Ferguson's claim that he possessed the best team in the league despite Arsenal winning the title in 2002] "Everyone thinks they have the prettiest wife at home."
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Old 08-28-2015, 08:34 AM   #7289
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I'm tearing up here.
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Old 08-28-2015, 08:55 AM   #7290
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"Everyone thinks they have the prettiest wife at home."
Pretty sure this is the opposite of what most long term married think.
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Old 08-28-2015, 08:56 AM   #7291
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Aren't Liverpool supposed to have a few of them in Boston or something?
I'm sure they have quite a few in Liverpool too.
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:09 AM   #7292
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In the history of the EPL,how many times with a team of Palaces relative spend made the top 4?
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:15 AM   #7293
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25 years, 60/1 chance, less than 0.5x by probability
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:16 AM   #7294
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Sounds like Ozil's got himself injured.
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:22 AM   #7295
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Wish it was the year of Hulls boom bust run.
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:30 AM   #7296
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:35 AM   #7297
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I think people just get used to their partner and not think of them in beauty\ugly terms.
It becomes way less significant.
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:38 AM   #7298
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In the history of the EPL,how many times with a team of Palaces relative spend made the top 4?
Everton were 4th in 05, the season we sold Rooney. Only example I can think of!
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:46 AM   #7299
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How much had Neecastle spent the year they binked 4th?
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:49 AM   #7300
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How much had Neecastle spent the year they binked 4th?
Newcastle haven't hit CL places since they were one of the biggest teams in the late 90s/early 00s, and got there regularly.

Came very close in 11/12 on very little spend, but lolspurs got 4th on the last day of the season, and then didn't get a CL place thanks to Chelsea.
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