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Yeah he played 3 games in South America ending on Thursday, so no surprise he wasn't in there. They have him and the other South Americans in special quarantine they can only leave to practice and play.
 
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Ding ****, the witch is dead! Cabbage Head Steve Bruce has FINALLY been sacked! Graeme Jones will take the match against Palace. That alone should give the team a bounce. Enough to finally get a win? Eh...
 
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Sooo sick and tired of the litany of managers bemoaning Cabbage Head's sacking. Listen, if he was just a "nice bloke" and "classy gentleman" like they're whinging on about, no, he would not deserve the abuse he gets. This is all 100 percent revisionist history, though. He constantly lied, shifted blame, took zero responsibility, jetted off for vacays, and played the woe is me card way too much. He was an awful representative of the club in an admittedly tough time. There was NO way it would end well for him.

Oh, and if he's such a "great tactician" and "important manager," why aren't YOUR top teams trying to recruit him? Crickets. That's what I freaking thought lol
 
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haha, well a draw with Palace not too bad. maybe there is hope yet for avoiding relegation.
Nah, this was a must win, especially with Chelsea up next, who just hided Norwich 7-0. I'd be much more encouraged if Graeme Jones didn't come out with a horrible lineup and game plan. Uber defensive, scared to string two passes together, AGAIN leaving our best ball-playing defender on the bench, AGAIN leaving Ritchie, a non-defender, in at right wing back, AGAIN unwilling to play Lewis there, AND leaving Willock and Almiron on the freaking BENCH!!! Plus we reverted to the uber-conservative 5 at the back. This was a team set up not to lose, not to try to win, and it showed. It took a miracle bicycle kick to score to draw, and it took them hitting the post/crossbar several times and having a disallowed goal not to lose.

Just goes to show that though Bruce was woeful, it doesn't make Jones good.
 
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Hey, great, we got our first win of the season, 1-0! Finally! No, wait, we had to play the referee as well as BHA. But hey, we got a breakaway goal to win 2-1 in injury time! No, wait, the keeper cheated his ass off and got a red when the game was already pretty guaranteed to be a draw. Honestly though, I half expected this to be the first time a ref was sent to the monitor and DIDN'T call it against the player.

Frustrating game, not least of which because the side was once again set up to not lose. Even after tying the game, and even after getting rid of their keeper and playing against 9 outfield players, Jones wouldn't press ahead for the victory. Disgusting coaching. Glad he'll be gone soon.
 

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Oh yeah, Brighton and Bournemouth would be a derby, wouldn't it?
I don’t believe so.. Palace is our derby. Never heard the B’Muff game called a derby, but could be wrong.

Edit: So I guess some people call it the South Coast Derby, but our main rivals are Palace and theirs are So’ton.
 
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Un-effing-believable. I've been screaming for that donkey Clark to never get his place back all season, and yet, here we are. Un-effing-believable. At least I won't have to put up with him for at least 3 more games. BANNED.
 
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