2022/23 Soccer Thread: And We're Back!

Not exactly impressive, but if you're Liverpool, a win's a win, however you get it.

Please tell me one of our UK friends heard this.

The BBC has apologised after sexual noises interrupted live television coverage of the FA Cup.

Moaning was heard while Gary Lineker presented the third-round replay between Wolves and Liverpool on Tuesday.

The football pundit later posted a picture of a mobile phone he said was "taped to the back of the set".

"We apologise to any viewers offended during the live coverage of the football this evening," the BBC said.

A spokesperson said the BBC was investigating the incident.

I will go back and check on iPlayer but it’s probably been cut out. I was watching but not until they kicked off

Edit. Damn. Can’t believe I missed that! Someone had taped a mobile phone to the back of the set.

Apparently was done by "a YouTube prankster," a combination of words that leaves me questioning whether I can enjoy this anymore.

Merseyside police have now put out a statement about the reported threats that Everton's board cited in their decision to not attend our game against Southampton.

No threats or incidents were reported to officers prior to Everton's game on Saturday amid safety concerns for its board of directors

If somebody did made credible threats of violence against the board, I definitely want them prosecuted.

That said, these threats not being reported to police, coupled with Ian Wright saying he got a WhatsApp message from someone close to Kenwright about the threats and in his words "throwing the fans under the bus", does not lead to an excess of credibility here.

Remember that shocking Riqui Puig transfer to LA?

Well, apparently he's kind of having a hard time with the traffic.

To be fair, if you're not a fan of driving, going from Barcelona to LA would be absolutely horrifying.

EDIT: Nevermind! The tweet was taking some ENORMOUS liberties. (Lying out of its ass.)

Gotta love new owners. Chelsea splash some more cash (25m 40m roughly? Who cares) for Noni Madueke. Good transfer? Who knows someone who plays FM might know.

Arsenal are allegedly in for Leandro Trossard for 27m. Seems like a good reinforcement signing. Thing is he's 28 turning 29 still this season.

My biggest fear is the fixture pile up (UEFA Cup) + related injuries/fatigue are what derail the Arsenal form.

Spurs v City right now tho. Quick turnaround for two teams coming off Derby losses. Tasty.

Spurs sucker punch Citeh with 2 goals before the end of the first half. Frankly, City have walked straight into playing how Spurs clearly want them too.

Haaland is…… a bit pants all of a sudden?

Edit: and 9 minutes into the second half City have equalised with goals from Alvarez and Haaland. Shows what I know. Pep must have given them the complete hairdryer treatment at half time.

Man City ahead.

Honestly, Spurs. Pathetic.

Potential St.Totteringham's date moves up.

Still denying Arsenal are title contenders ;D

Tasty Pudding wrote:

Man City ahead.

Honestly, Spurs. Pathetic.

Can't trust them to do anything.

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Woah.

Someone check on Todd Boehly.

Arsenal managed to sign a player. Trossard!

I'll wait for the Tifo analysis but I'll take it.

Juventus have been deducted 15 points over the capital gains investigation into alleged false accounting in transfer dealings.

Juve will drop from third to 10th place in Serie A

Everyone's making fun of how many signings Chelsea's made while missing that Nottingham Forest is up to TWENTY-FOUR transfers this season.

They've literally signed an entire new squad.

Lampard has to go soon right? It felt to me if either he or moyes lost that game they were done for…

I mean, sure, but I don't think firing him fixes anything though. There is so, so, so much wrong at Everton right now.

That said, they are only one win off being safe, so there's plenty to play for. The biggest games on their calendar now are after Arsenal and Liverpool, it's Leeds, Villa, and Forest.

Burnley are doing what?

I hadn't paid attention to what was going on with Vincent Kompany since he took the Anderlecht job, which, from what I'm reading, didn't go great but didn't go awfully. But goodness gracious, he has Burnley tearing the place apart.

Haaland has found his shooting boots again today and got a hat-trick against Wolves

Rashford has just scored for until against Arsenal at the Emirates. I’d say Arsenal have been on top before that though.

f*ckING YEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!

Why do I still see people asking "are Arsenal title contenders?"

They are! Clearly! Not even contenders, they are currently Title Favorites.

Also, I may be alone here but the Lisandro Martinez goal was my favorite of the day. Can't remember the last time I saw a header like that.

Antonio Conte: Spurs boss puts future on standby but the feeling is he will leave at end of season

I'm with Seb Stafford-Bloor, if the reports are accurate, just pay him and let him walk now.

Truly shows how much of a fantasy game FM is though, cuz I think winning the Prem with Spurs would be pretty easy for any decent player.

Whelp, Lampard out.

If the club had any sense they would have done this before the World Cup break. With that time to train and an easy run of fixtures, they could be in an entirely different position. But this is Everton, so they will probably wait a month to find a replacement.

What a s***show of club management.

I had hope for Lampard (he did well with no budget at Chelsea). I don't know who on earth would take the job at this point - it's such an utterly poisoned chalice, especially since the board is not going anywhere.

*shudder* Actually, I can think of one person.

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Please no.

Dimmerswitch wrote:

I had hope for Lampard (he did well with no budget at Chelsea). I don't know who on earth would take the job at this point - it's such an utterly poisoned chalice, especially since the board is not going anywhere.

*shudder* Actually, I can think of one person.

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Please no.

Lampard is like Gerrard - trying to manage top level teams without the experience. Pep is the exception, not the rule. Even Arteta spent a good number of years as Pep’s understudy before he took the Arsenal job.

I would say "who would take the Everton job now, it's a poisoned chalice" but I said the same about Sunderland, Moyes took the job and got relegated with them and his career still recovered.

Sean Dyche is available.

Dimmerswitch wrote:

I had hope for Lampard (he did well with no budget at Chelsea). I don't know who on earth would take the job at this point - it's such an utterly poisoned chalice, especially since the board is not going anywhere.

*shudder* Actually, I can think of one person.

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Please no.

Alan Pardew in the queue just behind him.