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    General Football Discussion 2011-12

    The first batch of TV games for the Football League have been announced(I believe the Premiership games will be announced on Friday)

    August

    Fri 5th Hull City vs Blackpool 19:45 Sky Sports
    Sat 6th AFC Wimbledon vs Bournemouth 12:45 Sky Sports
    Sat 6th Southampton vs Leeds 17:20 Sky Sports
    Sun 7th West Ham vs Cardiff 13:00 BBC
    Sat 20th Peterborough vs Ipswich 17:20 Sky Sports
    Sun 21st West Ham vs Leeds 13:15 Sky Sports
    Sun 28th Nottingham Forest vs West Ham 13:15

    September

    Sat 3rd Swindon vs Rotherham 12:15 Sky Sports
    Fri 23rd Brighton vs Leeds 19:45 Sky Sports
    Sat 24th Watford vs Nottingham Forest 17:15 BBC

    October

    Fri 14th Doncaster vs Leeds 19:45 Sky Sports
    Sun 16th Birmingham vs Leicester 13:00 BBC
    Sat 29th Burnley vs Blackpool 17:20 Sky Sports
    Sun 30th Leeds vs Cardiff 13:15 Sky Sports

    November

    Sat 19th Burnley vs Leeds 12:45 BBC




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    Re: General Football Discussion 2011-12



    1 dead, 1 seriously injured, up to 15 others injured but not seriously.
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    Re: General Football Discussion 2011-12

    Heard about the Twente collapse a few hours ago, quite shocking.

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    Re: General Football Discussion 2011-12

    Yeah heard about that not to long ago. very sad story. RIP to the person that died and hopefully all the others have a very speedy recovery.


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    Re: General Football Discussion 2011-12

    Saw this and thought I would share. Not only are none of the teams in this advert Champions in their country but they also share the misfortune of having their local rivals as domestic champions lol.

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    Re: General Football Discussion 2011-12

    Manchester City have confirmed the City of Manchester Stadium at Eastlands will be renamed the Etihad Stadium after striking a 10-year partnership agreement with Etihad Airways.
    Pretty awful choice of name for the stadium. Etihad Stadium translates into...

    Spoiler:

    United Stadium!
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    Re: General Football Discussion 2011-12

    great own goal Man City

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    Re: General Football Discussion 2011-12

    Quote Originally Posted by God View Post
    Pretty awful choice of name for the stadium. Etihad Stadium translates into...

    Spoiler:

    United Stadium!
    Wrong, it actually means

    Spoiler:

    Unite Stadium




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    Re: General Football Discussion 2011-12

    it's bloody close.

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    Re: General Football Discussion 2011-12

    'fraid not. Get a translator if you wish but I've tried several and they all bring back United as one of the first three. When going from United to Arabic, you get Etihad.
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    Weather it be unite stadium or United stadium its still pretty damn awful.


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    Re: General Football Discussion 2011-12

    From Manchester Evening New's website


    The announcement by Manchester City that the club has signed a deal to rename Eastlands as the Etihad Stadium sparked claims from football fans that the Blues had unwittingly scored an own goal.
    Fans on social media sites claimed that the word 'Etihad' translates from Arabic to 'United' in English meaning that City fans would effectively be filing into a ground carrying the name of their greatest rivals.
    Twitter user James Mutegi was one of many who tweeted on the subject, writing: "Manchester City...So Etihad is'United' in Arabic. Etihad Stadium = United Stadium. #mcfc"
    Another was Marcello Nobrega, who tweeted: "Man City new stadium to be called 'Etihad Stadium'. Ironic that Etihad means United in Arabic" while Liam Gabard added: "Etihad in Arabic means United. So that means Manchester City! Are playing in the United Stadium... Good one.. (Y)"
    Speaking at the Manchester City press conference, James Hogan, of Etihad Airways, said the correct translation of Etihad from Arabic was 'Union'.
    However, this failed to settle the debate, with a user on the MEN's live blog called 'Jon' writing: "union ,unity, united its all the same mate".
    The MEN contacted Mohammed Nizami, at the Manchester City council translation service in the town hall, who said the correct translation for Etihad was 'Unity'.
    But when asked if the word could also mean 'United' he consulted an arabic dictionary and said: "Yes, it can also stand for union, alliance, friendship and united."
    Paul Tate, who is in charge of the Middle Eastern collection at the University of Manchester's John Rylands Library, said: "It's not quite a clear answer. Different Arabic speakers will give you a different answer.
    "Etihad doesn't literally translate as united, but it implies it at the same time.It's a noun that means unison, union or alliance.
    "But United is an adjective, so the word for that would be Mutthid. For example, if you were saying Manchester United, you would say Manchester al-Mutthid.
    "I'm sure this debate will ruffle a few feathers. I'm a Scouser anyway so it's just amusing to me."
    But Yusuf Bagail, from the Alfikr Arabic School at the Yemeni Community Association in Salford, said: "It does mean 'united' in Arabic. It means, literally, 'united'."

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    Re: General Football Discussion 2011-12

    Sunderland v Newcastle on August 20th has been moved to a 12pm kick off.


    Early kick offs are balls.

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    Re: General Football Discussion 2011-12

    Its to try and stop trouble, most derby games kick off early.

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    Re: General Football Discussion 2011-12

    It just seems a little weird is all as normally its moved to a sunday but this one is still on the saturday just an early time, can't remember a game for a while thats kicked off at 12 on a saturday afternoon, 12.45 yeah but not 12.

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    Re: General Football Discussion 2011-12

    The rule seems to be chopped and changed, our games against Wolves are always 12pm on Sundays, but our games against Villa and Blues this year were 3pm Saturday, when in the past few seasons, it's always been 12pm on Sundays.

    As much as I hate them, they've just become traditional times for a derby. Facing Wolves on a Saturday wouldn't feel right anymore.

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    Re: General Football Discussion 2011-12

    If it is on TV it will be 1230 Sunday or the like if not it will probably be 3pm Saturday.

    If was up to me I would love Rangers to play every game on 3pm Saturday, the time football should be played at. Looking at the fixtures for the coming season, from when the season starts on the 23rd July until the end of October we have two 3pm Saturday Kickoffs.

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    Re: General Football Discussion 2011-12

    During a pre-season friendly against a Malaysian XI (Finished 4-0 to Arsenal if anyone was wondering) Denilson was brought on at half time, and taken back off 20 minutes later. He threw a hissy fit and stormed down the tunnel With a bit of luck someone gave him a plane ticket to anywhere other than London before he left.
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    . I remember him saying he wanted to leave so he can go win trophies. Like any team who win trophies would want him


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    Sorry Ed had to post this. San Jose's keeper scored literally from his own box against West Brom

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