Cabaye My Lover

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    TFF's only Palace fan.
  • Birthday 10/21/1990

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  1. The loading times and auto text predictor on mobile phones have put me off visiting this place as frequently as I used to. It must look amateur and be off putting to new members. A place that has been around and has been as successful as this one shouldn't have such problems.
  2. As it happened FOUR times I'd like to know why they felt the need to continually do it. Something big not results related must have happened.
  3. It's often about timing. If he leaves Lincoln at the right time for the club he could be in Management for a long time. If it then he will probably be forgotten about in three months time.
  4. Steve Mandanda and Yohan Cabaye I imagine will be looking at what's happening at Marseille and think they can get as much money and have a more enjoyable time there. We've also signed the Olympiakos Captain who I imagine may not want to stick around. Whilst he's not our player to sell Sakho's probably got one eye on Marseille too. Then there's Christian Benteke who has reportedly been offered four times his already over inflated salary to go China. He's not alone but he played a big part. Jamie Vardy wouldn't have as many skittles to dilute his vodka and Danny Simpson wouldn't be able to have as many holidays to Dubai to get away from his Daughter if it wasn't for Claudio.
  5. I know he's considered a bit of a joke in the media but I do agree with a lot of what he's said. The lack of opportunities Reece Oxford has recieved is odd, Tammy Abraham could have done as much for Chelsea as Michi Batshuyai has done and the situation with Lewis Baker being our best player for his age group and not playing a first team game is weird. I touched upon what he said about going abroad after The Euros too. It's no coincidence that Eric Dier was our best player at The Euros and I hope more young players follow the lead of Mandela Egbo and Oliver Burke. What he hasn't touched upon and this is directly related to Chelsea is these young players don't help themselves. Izzy Brown would be in West Brom's first team now if he didn't leave them for Chelsea at a young age, Chris Kiwomya is another one who would be a key player at Sheffield United now if he didn't jump to Chelsea too, and Dominic Solanke has made himself untouchable due to his wage demands. It's something i'd like to see this country try and address but with the £££ increasing every year I can't see it happening.
  6. For clarification I am not disagreeing with what the owners have done. It shows the sorry state footballl is in at the moment but many people would have done the same in there position where there's at least £150,000,000 riding on survival. I find it cuntish what the players have done. They've not performed and they've shown a complete lack of respect to somebody they owe a lot to.
  7. If the worst was to happen and Leicester City were to get relegated I really do think you're in the same boat as us in the sense that you'd do well to make the playoffs just based on the amount of changes that would occur during the summer. All the players with reputations across Europe will go, the players with proven quality will look to move, and the club will be left with the players whose confidence has been shot to pieces. Neither of us would drop down with the optimism Newcastle fans and players had. We would both be more like Villa.
  8. Everybody needs to hold themselves accountable for Leicester City's season. The people behind the recruitment, the manager, the coach, and the same players who haven't performed. It seems to me the Manager has been made the scapegoat because he's the easiest person to be targeted. The players know that and it's them who look more unfit, who look less bothered, and are not performing. Those players should be embarrassed of the way they've conducted themselves since August.
  9. Second Half: Ipswich Town 2019/20 January The second half of the season started with a panic. Everton had enquired about Adam Webster. I told them he was not for sale as I had made no contingency plans to replace them. This had unsettled him and demanded I let him go. I wanted him to wait until the end of the season but he was refusing. Everton then went on to drop their interest and signed Rob Holding from Hull for a lot cheaper than I would have sold Adam Webster for. The damage was done and he was unsettled so I left him out the team whilst we were in the transfer season. No transfers happened and I was able to get Andre Dozzell to commit to a long term contract. January started surprisingly slow on the pitch with two goalless draws against opposition we should have beaten but we ended the month by winning two games I would have been happy to get anything from. The first was a spirited 1-0 victory over Everton (karma!!) thanks to a Dale Stephens goal then a trademark long range wondergoal from Ademola Lookman gave us a win against Swansea. As predicted previously Sunderland had creeped up on us but we had reason to be quietly confident. The defence and 'keeper were getting a lot of press coverage for not letting in a goal all month. February February started off in great fashion. Or should I say Raul Rucescu started off in great fashion. Finally we appeared to have a striker who could score on a regular basis. Those wins set us in a good position before five tricky league fixtures where we did well only to lose one game and still remain in the automatic promotion hunt. Getting Andre Dozzell on a new contract appeared to be one of the best things I did as he constantly began to provide us with man of the match performances. One dissapointment was both Fabio (achilles tendon) and Izzy Brown (broken leg) would be out for the rest of the season. March March I thought would be the month where we push on but it wasn't to be. The loss to Sunderland inparticular felt like a low blow. However on a more pleasing note the convincing 3-0 win over Newcastle at The Bobby Robson Arena meant... We were off to Wembley!! Our league form had suffered though, and four points behind was a gap I was worried may get bigger with the players naturally being focused on a semi final match against Arsenal. April I literally couldn't believe this month. Bare with me. I'll explain why... Before the Preston game Cole Skuse broke his leg in training. The injury was so severe he was forced to retire. We lost to my old side Preston. Raul Rucescu broke his leg. He would be out for the rest of the season. Three leg breaks in three months!! We then drew to second bottom Forest. Tammy Abraham tore his hamstring. He would be out for the rest of the season. One Striker left now in Connor Wickham. Two wins in three followed and thankfully nobody got injured before our trip to Wembley. FA Cup Semi Final - Arsenal We went to Wembley and held Arsenal for 0-0 for the entire game. This was even after Dale Stephens got injured (and he was out for the rest of the season!) and Issac Hayden was dismissed for a second yellow after 70 minutes (meaning he'd be suspended for the last two games!!). Amazing really as Wenger was so cocky beforehand. We then held on through extra time and it went to penalties. In a cruel twist of fate, it was our best player throughout the second half of the season Andre Dozzell who missed the deciding penalty. Arsenal were playing City in the final and we were left to focus on the league. The Final Two Games Our mission was simple... Win the last two games and everything should take care of itself. The first game was against bottom place MK Dons. I had five kids on the bench due to the injury crisis. Connor Wickham scored after two minutes, and then got injured on the fifth meaning a sixteen year old was shoved upfront. MK Dons creeped back in to the game and ended up winning 2-1 thanks to a debateable penalty in the last ten minutes. The dream of a top two finish was over. We were playing for pride against Burnley whilst they were playing for the title. In all honesty I just wanted to go through one match without one of my players getting injured but we couldn't do that. Callum McMannaman who was playing as a makeshift forward this time got struck by some forward curse glitch and hobbled off. We lost one nil. At this time I feel obliged to share a screnshot of the final table as I saw it at full time because I could not believe for the life of me that Everton who had been in the top two all season managed to fuck it up on the 46th game of the season. At this time I also feel obliged to show you all my injury list because typeing this made me realise how far fetched the scenario seemed. We were going in to a playoff match against Brighton with no forward over the age of sixteen. I didn't really have any confidence by this point. The Playoffs With the fourteen first team players available for selection we went to Brighton, we kept it tight, and the plan was executed perfectly as Andre Dozzell from 20 yards gave us the winner on the counter after 87 minutes. With the tie in our favour I was feeling confident we'd be going to the final, and with our cup form I was confident we could win in. We controlled the entire second leg. However Sam Baldock scored a goal on the counter just before half time. I told the players they were unlucky and to keep going. This worked as Ademola Lookman scored with nineteen minutes remaining and it looked like Wembley was ours. Then on the 83rd minute Sam Baldock scored from thirty five, yes, that's thirty five yards out. Amazing really. He scored eleven goals all season and six of them had been against us. With this the tie continued and went all the way to penalties. Then in a bit of an anti climax we lost the penalties 4-2. Brighton then went on to gain promotion. So there we had it. Another year in The Championship. I couldn't be disheartened at the team because as a squad we done far better than I expected. The cup run didn't help the league form, the retirement of Cole Skuse saw us lose a big character behind the scenes, and the injury crisis to almost anybody who had the responsibility of going in to the oppositions penalty area cost us big time. The problem I have now is as we've been floating around the top two all season and we had a terrific cup run there's a lot of Premier League interest in my players and it's going to be a battle to keep most of them at the club. Then we have all those players recovering from serious injuries who may take a while to find their previous form. I don't really know where we go from here. There's no way i'm letting any reasonable academy prospects who could play a bit part in the side go out on loan to league one teams again. It's going to be a case of replacing players we lose to the Premier League directly if we don't have any prospects in that position, try and integrate some of the academy players, and also seeing where we are after the first ten games next season and deciding where we can finish from there. I've got a worrying feeling that those seriously injured players may not be the same players again after the injuries they've had.
  10. There's reports emerging now that a couple of the players had a meeting with the owner where they said they weren't happy with Claudio. If that's the case those player still should be publicly outed as that is disgraceful. Under Claudio's management they became legends and have a medal they thought they'd never get yet they still feel it's ok to go behind his back and get him sacked. The sooner these players are back out the premier league the better.
  11. Same with Mowbray given his praise when he left West Brom.
  12. Why would anybody want to be a manager in this country. You win the title with Leicester City then next season you're unemployed. Football in this country is absolutely fucked.
  13. Great stuff Leyton, must admit I wouldnt have considered a fitness coach either. RD: Making the last 16 of the champions league is a good achievement. On paper I imagine Roma are still better than yourselves. Regarding key ipswich players. All of them have done well in the first round team. If I was forced to say three names at the half way point it would have been Adam Webster, Issac Hayden and Ademola Lookman.
  14. Imagine Arsenal Fan TV if they did.
  15. What I hope is they keep Miz, Ambrose, Corbin etc. for the Intercontinental title match which would free up a third 'deciding' match between AJ and Cena. They have a match better than the last two which AJ wins and a handshake after propells AJ to new heights we would have never imagined. For that to happen though Shane would need to accept that he wouldn't have a role in Wrestle Mania this year which I can't imagine happening. Regarding Goldberg / Brock no matter how hard the WWE push it I still don't know anybody that is excited about it. I prey to god the match at Fastlane is a quick DQ by a Jericho or Brock interferance so Jericho can go after Owens with the title. It just takes the piss that Owens and Jericho have carried that show and they may not get any of the glory because the part timers decide to show up.