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Welcome to OT6...





For all your Soccer related talk, there is a separate thread for the MLS here.

Thanks to CaramaC for the awesome banner, SunhiLegend for GIFS and to PaulLFC for the layout :)

What will happen?
- Will Villas Boas be a success at Chelsea?
- Will Sneijder/Modric/Nasri/Fabregas actually move clubs?
- Will Liverpool's strategy of spending big on British players pay off?
- How ambitious will Venky's be approaching the new season with Blackburn?
- Will John Henry still administer verbal beatdowns to anyone who's deserving of them?
- How will Torres fare at Chelsea this season?
- Is the recent instability over for Aston Villa?
- Who will emerge victorious from the Real v Barca battle?
- Will a French village team attempt to sign Messi again?
- Can Dortmund continue their fantastic form from last season?
- How will Porto cope this season without AVB in charge?
- Will FIFA stick to their guns over the Qatar world cup situation?
- Will Man City still have the best website in the known universe?
- Will Gunnersaurus make his Premier League debut?

The Leagues (click a team to visit their website)






























Eredivisie - Table | Last season's top 4: Ajax, FC Twente, PSV Eindhoven, AZ Alkmaar
Ligue 1 - Table | Last season's top 4: Lille, Marseille, Lyon, PSG
Liga ZON Sagres - Table | Last season's top 4: FC Porto, Benfica, Sporting Lisbon, Sporting Braga
MLS - Table | Last season's top 4: LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, Red Bull New York, FC Dallas
Clydesdale Bank Premier League - Table | Last season's top 4: Rangers, Celtic, Hearts, Dundee United

GAFfers' Clubs - which team is the best supported on GAF?
AC Milan - dschalter
Ajax - Arjen, FeD.nL, Wessiej
Arsenal - Anderson, Boozeroony, colonisation, DangerousMali, DOBERMAN INC, Dibbz, Freewheelin', Judderman, Kweh, Lightning, Meus, omgkitty, pix, Plasma, Salvadora
Aston Villa - Awesome Animals, rodvik, Wes
Barcelona - Messi, OriginalThinking, Verano
Bayern Munich- Blablurn, elsk, Fry8, Hasphat'sAnts, Hieberrr, Nemic77, spidye
Benfica - Andrefpvs, DyonPT, rvy, ThaneKrios
Besiktas - besiktas1, Silphatos
Blackburn - Jeff Albertson
Borussia Dortmund - Phantast2k
Celtic - Sage00
Chelsea - Fintan, flintstryker, Gaaraz, GQman2121, Help Me!, JWong, Kylehimself, SenorDingDong, steverulez, xintin
Club Deportivo Guadalajara - Regulus Tera
Copenhagen - Woodenlung
Corinthians - seabee
Everton - faridmon, sazabirules, Temrer
Fenerbahce - UV-6
Fulham - xbhaskarx
Hamburger SV - The_Joker
Juventus - Charles, fadetoblack, Shake Appeal, Smeghead, Yurt, Zabojnik
Leeds United - amitaiwinehouse
Liverpool - Arnie, ATF487, bjaelke, bonesmccoy, CaramaC, Cerebral Assassin, danwarb, Dark Machine, Darth Sonik, DJmizuhara, elseanio, Feorax, Fry8, FuturusX, jamieson87, K444WSR, labadal, Mastadon, MarshMellow96, odd_morsel, operon, PaulLFC, PJX, Seep, severin, Shogun PaiN, Skoptsie, sohois, Vard, Yenrot
Malaga - tolkir
Man City - BattleMedic, confuziz, dc89, Kermit the Dog, Manager
Man Utd - Ashes1396, BLSwagger10, blurrygil, Brinbe, Cyport, Desmond, doicare, DominoKid, Dynoro, elfinke, Fëanor, Grover Cleveland, Jburton, K1LLER7, kharma45, KidA Seven, LabouredSubterfuge, magnificent83, pappe, Requiem, Salazar, Slizz, Snaku, Stubo, The Friendly Monster, Tim the Wiz, Vivalaraza, Wilbury, WJD, yella
Newcastle - Carbonox_Ratchet, choodi, Chriswok, JesusTom, Keio, Kyoufu, offshore, Willkiller
New York Red Bulls - Judderman
Olympiakos - gate777
Palermo - Joe
Porto - Letters, RaGe_pt, tonitoni
Real Madrid - Anastacio, Madridy, MPW, Noirulus, Spanish Wrath
QPR - Polari
Schalke 04 - Sveitadurgur
Sheffield Wednesday - Mat C
Sporting CP - BLSwagger10, LFMartins86
Sunderland - HixxSAFC, madmackem, The Super Bob
Tottenham - Bungieware, Clydefrog, near, NeoTB1, Scum, Ushojax, zomgbbqftw

Let me know your team and I'll add you to the list (PM works better than posting in the thread).

GIFs

Thanks to SunhiLegend for his amazing gifs. Gonna be posting the highlights from each thread into the next OP.

Gifs are too awesome, gonna have to settle for 3 of the best :p



and Rafa









Videos
This Is Football
Goals of 2010/2011
A Life for a Goal - The Ultimate Ronaldo movie - Fantastic 41-part, 6 hour film about Il Fenomeno

General Information / FAQs
Football - Wikipedia
Statto - League tables as they were at a chosen time of the season, plus form tables, goals etc
Who Scored? - Live match statistics plus stats archive
101 Great Goals - Quick video updates for goals scored across the world.



Q. I'm looking to get more into watching football. Which team should I support?
A. The simple answer is, support whoever you want. But crucially, pick a team and stick with them, through the good times and the bad. If you change allegiances as soon as your chosen team has a bit of a hard time, you won't experience what it's truly like to be a fan. Besides, it just makes the good times all the better.
 
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Q. Are there any matches being played today? / When is [X] game and is it on TV?
Check Live Football on TV for a list of upcoming matches. Note that the channels shown are mostly UK channels, but once you know the time of the game, you can check to see if it's being shown on local TV.

Blogs you may be interested in
The Swiss Ramble
The andersred Blog
The Football Ramble Blog
Said & Done (returning in time for the new season)


GAF's Fantasy Premier League - How to join
- Go to the Fantasy Premier League website
- Register, or log in if you already have an account
- Pick your team - you have £100 million total to spend. You can change your team up until a day or two before the season kicks off.
- Click on "Leagues" at the top of the page, then "Join League"
- Choose "Private league" and click Next
- Quote this post for the join code, which you will find inside the email tag right here:

NEW! GAF's Fantasy UEFA Champions League... leagues
- Go to http://en.uclfantasy.uefa.com/ to sign up
- Create your team - again, you have £100 million to spend in total.
- Click on "Leagues" and then "Join League"
- Quote to see the league join codes, one for the classic league, and one for the head to head league:




Predictions:

http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=29327418&postcount=242
Kermit The Dog said:
1. Chelsea
2. City
3. United
4. Arsenal

Golden Boot: Rooney
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=29327571&postcount=251
LabouredSubterfuge said:
1. United
2. City
3. Chelsea
4. Arsenal

FA Cup: United
Carling Cup: Liverpool

Champions League: Barcelona
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=29327604&postcount=255
besiktas1 said:
1. Chelsea
2. City
2. United
4. Arsenal

FA Cup: Chelsea
Carling Cup: Chelsea

Champions League: Chelsea
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=29327654&postcount=256
Tobinishi said:
1. ManCity
2. United
3. Chelsea
4. Arsenal

CL: Real
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=29327660&postcount=257
Carbonox_Ratchet said:
Chelsea
United
City
Liverpool
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=29327782&postcount=263
Arnie said:
1) Chelsea
2) United
3) Liverpool
4) Arsenal


FA Cup: Liverpool
Carling Cup: Villa

Champions League: Real
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=29330538&postcount=336
K1LLER7 said:
1. Man Utd
2. chelsea
3. Liverpool
4. City/arsenal (if they keep players)

Top scorer: Torres
Champions League: Bayern
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=30018314&postcount=10438
Wes said:
1. Manchester United
2. Manchester City
3. Chelsea
4. Liverpool
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5. Arsenal
6. Tottenham
7. Everton
8. Stoke City
9. Fulham
10. Aston Villa
11. Sunderland
12. Newcastle
13. West Brom
14. Bolton
15. Wolverhampton
16. Norwich
17. Wigan
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18. Swansea
19. Blackburn
20. QPR
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=30018556&postcount=10441
Cyport said:
1. Manchester United
2. Chelsea
3. Manchester City
4. Liverpool
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5. Tottenham
6. Arsenal
7. Everton
8. Fulham
9. Stoke City
10. Aston Villa
11. Sunderland
12. West Brom
13. Newcastle
14. Bolton
15. Wigan
16. Blackburn
17. QPR
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18. Wolverhampton
19. Swansea
20. Norwich
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=30018839&postcount=10444
Jeff Albertson said:
1: United
2 City
3 Chelsea
4 Liverpool
5 Arsenal
6 Spurs
7 Sunderland
8 Everton
9 Stoke
10 Villa
11 Newcastle
12 Fulham
13 Rovers
14 Bolton
15 Wolves
16 QPR
17WBA
18 Wigan
19 Norwich
20 Swansea
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=30019096&postcount=10450
dc89 said:
1. United
2. City
3. Chelsea
4. Tottenham
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5. Liverpool
6. Arsenal
7. Fulham
8. Sunderland
9. Everton
10. Villa
11. Stoke
12. Bolton
13. West Brom
14. Newcastle
15. Wigan
16. Wolves
17. Norwich
=========
18. Blackburn
19. QPR
20. Swansea
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=30019250&postcount=10453
confurziz said:
1. City
2. United
3. Chelsea
4. Liverpool
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5. Arsenal
6. Tottenham Hotspur
7. Everton
8. Sunderland
9. Fulham
10. Villa
11. Stoke
12. Bolton
13. West Brom
14. Newcastle
15. Norwich
16. Swansea
17. Wigan
=========
18. QPR
19. Blackburn
20. Wolves
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=30019286&postcount=10454
Grover Cleveland said:
1. United
2.Chelsea
3.Liverpool
4.City
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5.Arsenal
6.Tottenham
7.Everton
8.Fulham
9.Villa
10.Sunderland
11.Stoke
12.Bolton
13.Newcastle
14.Wigan
15.WBA
16.Blackburn
17.QPR
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18.Wolverhampton
19.Swansea
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=30019389&postcount=10457
Vivalaraza said:
1. Manchester United
2. Chelsea
3. Manchester City
4. Liverpool
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5. Arsenal
6. Tottenham
7. Aston Villa
8. Everton
9. Sunderland
10. Stoke City
11. Fulham
12. Newcastle United
13. Bolton
14. Wolves
15. West Brom
16. Wigan Athletic
17. Blackburn Rovers
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18. Norwich
19. QPR
20. Swansea
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=30019469&postcount=10461
Mastadon said:
1. United
2. Chelsea
3. City
4. Liverpool
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5. Arsenal
6. Tottenham
7. Villa
8. Everton
9. Stoke
10. Fulham
11. Sunderland
12. Bolton
13. West Brom
14. Wigan
15. Newcastle
16. Wolves
17. Swansea
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18. QPR
19. Blackburn
20. Norwich
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=30019683&postcount=10466
Willbury said:
1. Manchester United
2. Chelsea
3. Manchester City
4. Arsenal
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5. Liverpool
6. Tottenham
7. Sunderland
8. Everton
9. Fulham
10. Stoke City
11. Bolton
12. West Brom
13. Aston Villa
14. Newcastle
15. Wolves
16. Blackburn
17. Wigan
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18. Norwich
19. QPR
20. Swansea
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=30019848&postcount=10469
rodvik said:
1. City
2. Chelsea
3. United
4. Arsenal
5. Liverpool
6. Villa
7. Tottenham Hotspur
8. Sunderland
9. Everton
10. Fulham
11. West Brom
12. Bolton
13. Stoke
14. Wolves
15. Norwich
16. Blackburn
17. Swansea
18. Wigan
19. Newcastle
20. QPR
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=30019849&postcount=10470
Ushojax said:
I can only be bothered to predict the top 6 and bottom 3:

1. City
2. United
3. Chelsea
4. Tottenham
5. Liverpool
6. Arsenal

18. Blackburn
19. QPR
20. Wigan
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=30019895&postcount=10471
Brinbe said:
1. Manchester United
2. Manchester City
3. Chelsea
4. Arsenal
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5. Tottenham
6. Liverpool
7. Everton
8. Sunderland
9. Aston Villa
10. Fulham
11. Bolton
12. Stoke
13. Newcastle
14. Wolves
15. Blackburn
16. West Brom
17. Wigan
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18. Swansea
19. Norwich
20. QPR
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=30019993&postcount=10474
Dominokid said:
1) Man United
2) Chelsea
3) Liverpool
4) Man City
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5) Arsenal
6) Tottenham
7) Sunderland
8) Fulham
9) Everton
10) Aston Villa
11) Stoke
12) West Brom
13) Newcastle
14) Bolton
15) Blackburn
16) Swansea
17) Wigan
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18) QPR
19) Wolves
20) Norwich
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=30020048&postcount=10476
Fry8 said:
1 United
2 Chelsea
3 City
4 Liverpool
5 Spurs
6 Arsenal
7 Everton
8 Sunderland
9 Villa
10 Fulham

18 Swansea
19 Wigan
20 QPR
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=30020272&postcount=10482
HixxSAFC said:
1. Man Utd
2. Chelsea
3. City
4. Arsenal
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5. Liverpool
6. Spurs
7. Everton
8. Villa
9. Fulham
10. Sunderland
11. Stoke
12. Bolton
13. Newcastle
14. WBA
15. Blackburn
16. Wolves
17. Norwich
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18. Swansea
19. Wigan
20. QPR
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=30020518&postcount=10491
snoopen said:
1. United
2. Chelsea
3. Arsenal
4. Liverpool
5. City
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=30020700&postcount=10498
kharma45 said:
1. United
2. City
3. Liverpool
4. Chelsea
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5. Arsenal
6. Tottenham
7. Everton
8. Villa
9. Sunderland
10. Fulham
11.Stoke
12.Wigan
13. Blackburn
14. WBA
15. Newcastle
16. QPR
17.Wolves
------------
18. Bolton
19. Norwich
20. Swansea
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=30021363&postcount=10508
sixghost said:
1. Chelsea
2. United
3. City
4. Liverpool
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5. Arsenal
6. Tottenham
7. West Brom
8. Fulham
9. Everton
10. Sunderland
11. Stoke
12. Villa
13. Bolton
14. Newcastle
15. QPR
16. Norwich
17. Wolves
**************
18. Wigan
19. Blackburn
20. Swansea
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=30030464&postcount=10561
Tegris said:
1. Manchester United
2. Manchester City
3. Chelsea
4. Liverpool
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5. Arsenal
6. Tottenham Hotspur
7. Everton
8. Sunderland
9. Fulham
10. Bolton Wanderers
11. Aston Villa
12. Stoke City
13. Wolverhampton Wanderers
14. Queens Park Rangers
15. West Bromwich Albion
16. Norwich City
17. Newcastle United
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18. Blackburn Rovers
19. Swansea City
20. Wigan Athletic
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=30031427&postcount=10563
Requeim said:
1. Manchester United
2. Chelsea
3. Manchester City
4. Liverpool
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5. Arsenal
6. Tottenham
7. Everton
8. Sunderland
9. Stoke
10. Aston Villa
11. Fulham
12. Bolton
13. Newcastle
14. West Bromwich
15. Wolverhampton
16. Blackburn
17. Queens Park Rangers
-------------------------
18. Wigan
19. Norwich
20. Swansea
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=30032683&postcount=10580
WJD said:
1. Chelsea
2. Man United
3. Man City
4. Arsenal
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5. Liverpool
6. Tottenham
7. Everton
8. Sunderland
9. Aston Villa
10. West Brom
11. Fulham
12. Bolton
13. Stoke
14. Newcastle
15. Swansea
16. Wolves
17. Norwich
-------------------------
18. Wigan
19. QPR
20. Blackburn
http://neogaf.net/forum/showpost.php?p=30036554&postcount=10815
Judderman said:
1. Manchester United
2. Manchester City
3. Liverpool
4. Chelsea
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5. Arsenal
6. Tottenham
7. Sunderland
8. Fulham
9. Everton
10. Aston Villa
11. Stoke City
12. Bolton
13. Newcastle
14. West Brom
15. Wolverhampton
16. Norwich
17. Swansea
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18. Wigan
19. Blackburn
20. QPR



Let me know if anyone wants something added (video, useful blog etc) to the OP
 
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Yah gifs are going to make page 1 a pita. my pc is pretty decent and chrome is stuttering like mad when scrolling through the op
 
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Emirates obviously comes first. SSoL second. Rest irrelevant (apart from ASDA which lands 9th teehee).
Just one corner of the Britannia is filled in, the rest are left wide open to the elements, meaning it can get cold and windy if you're in the wrong place.
Oh god. Freezing your nuts off watching Shawcross kick lumps out of your striker and Delap polish the leather off the football.
 
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W00T NEW THREAD, NEW PANTS!



New Brazil kit is lovely. Turns out the Nike leak from a while back was real and that sexy black Netherlands kit is coming. SWOON.
 
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Hello everyone!

Been a long-time lurker of GAF, just wanted to say hi to everyone. (Not Kermit) :p

Some people may know me from the chat room ;) I love you guys lol!

Am an Arsenal fan (sucks to be one ATM, though) :(
 
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KERM OUT!

Question why do stoke fans sing Delilah?

And why do some teams insist on singing 'oh when the saints' like they just had a stroke, drives me mad!

My favourite chants are Blackpool / hulls sloop John b variant although I hate the ones away fans sing at every ground, xxxx is a shithole, not original nor funny. I'm also partial to Uniteds Park song and the one that started abroad possibly St Pauli that some teams now sing (heard it at Liverpool and Blackpool)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpXLhSFZGKw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

So gaf what are your favourite football chants from other teams
 
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My club has been decimated by injuries this past month but we're close to full health. A bloated schedule doesn't help either since we're still in contention for League, Cup and Europe.

On another note, we signed Roy Carroll as a back-up keeper during the January transfer window.
 
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[im.g]http://www.abload.de/img/_30cac017b16eb58c75dfiaqlx.gif[/img]

[I.MG]http://i.imgur.com/A0Lpj.jpg[/IMG]

FORZA JUVE

edit:
elseanio you beautiful man, you added Del Piero's goal without me bribing you!
fine but let them at least be good ones





I could watch FCs goal all day.
 
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EVERTONIANS (Is that correct?) Kitbag.com is offering a free 11/12 away kit with every purchase of a home kit. Its still ugly as hell but free is free.
 
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KERM OUT!

Question why do stoke fans sing Delilah?

And why do some teams insist on singing 'oh when the saints' like they just had a stroke, drives me mad!

My favourite chants are Blackpool / hulls sloop John b variant although I hate the ones away fans sing at every ground, xxxx is a shithole, not original nor funny. I'm also partial to Uniteds Park song and the one that started abroad possibly St Pauli that some teams now sing (heard it at Liverpool and Blackpool)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpXLhSFZGKw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

So gaf what are your favourite football chants from other teams
A couple of years ago I went to see City vs Liverpool at the CoMS. Liverpool were still owned by the Yanks and City fans started chanting "USA! USA!" to goad. The scouters took it well and replied with the absolutely brilliant "TALIBAN! TALIBAN!". Actually couldn't stop laughing.

What chants do I like? Hmm...I don't really like many club specific chants, it's the spontaneous ones which always seem to be the best. As a United fan I've had some great fun singing "We'll do what we want..", but that's quite tacky now.

The Habib Beye chant of a few years ago is surely one of the best I've ever heard though.
 
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Yay new thread!!!




Ok - what the HECK is up with most predictions by you guys having Chelsea placed as 2nd - 3rd or even first by the end of the season? You guys have to kidding, you just have to :/
 
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KERM OUT!

Question why do stoke fans sing Delilah?

And why do some teams insist on singing 'oh when the saints' like they just had a stroke, drives me mad!

My favourite chants are Blackpool / hulls sloop John b variant although I hate the ones away fans sing at every ground, xxxx is a shithole, not original nor funny. I'm also partial to Uniteds Park song and the one that started abroad possibly St Pauli that some teams now sing (heard it at Liverpool and Blackpool)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpXLhSFZGKw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

So gaf what are your favourite football chants from other teams
I love River Plates Sos Cagon

Also, Panathinaikos Horto Magiko (crazy that that is actually a basketball game!)

edit* I don't actually know the words to these songs, so apologise if they're offensive!
 
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Urgh I hate the 'we'll do what we want chant' it seems mainly sung by kids at football thinking they are hard men and have invented going to football and getting a bit lary
 
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Yay new thread!!!


http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/441/2e4yng1.gif[IMG]

Ok - what the HECK is up with most predictions by you guys having Chelsea placed as 2nd - 3rd or even first by the end of the season? You guys have to kidding, you just have to :/[/QUOTE]

You did not get the memo? No Chix man :/
 
#49


La Pantera is back.

I knew he was to score today when Lewandowski was missing the little bit of luck (or skill) to score.

And tomorrow secret agent Zidan should score, a few times :)
 
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