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Post  cherry1 on Wed 8 Feb - 18:43

well done for beating Southampton but I think bolton will be a toughie

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Post  Lioned on Wed 8 Feb - 21:24

Think we need to concentrate on the league and keep praying for a hefty points deduction for Pompey.

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Post  cherry1 on Wed 8 Feb - 22:30


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Post  Lioned on Wed 15 Feb - 19:58

Tough game for the Ar$e tonight doing quite well so far their English player is looking good !

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Post  cherry1 on Fri 17 Feb - 18:07


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Post  cherry1 on Sat 18 Feb - 18:41

F A CUP 18 FEB

Chelsea 1 - 1 Birmingham
Everton 2 - 0 Blackpool
Millwall 0 - 2 Bolton oh dear lioned
Norwich 1 - 2 Leicester
Sunderland 1 - 0 Arsenal latest score

final score Sunderland 2 Arsenal 0

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Post  Lioned on Sat 18 Feb - 23:00

Another bad day for the Ar$e.

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Post  gillyspot on Sat 18 Feb - 23:47

Being a Wolves fan (well someone has to do it ) I am simply grateful that Neil Warnock has chosen to go to Elland Road rather than Molineux, But now Steve Bruce who I also didn't want has turned down the job apparently. This is just leaving my first choice Alan Curbishley who is the only one of the three who had successful prem experience but has been out of work for over 3 years.

Welcome back to the Championship wolves next season.


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Post  Lioned on Sun 19 Feb - 16:46

Curbishly did very well at Charlton over a long period of time but wasn't given much of a chance at west ham ,was touted a bit for the England job when 'umbrella man' got it.Most thought he was a little young and inexperienced for England at the time.He's probably been busy spending his 'compo' payment from west ham over the last couple of years (about £2 mill apparently).I have my doubts about Curbishly having the desire to get back in the boiling pot again when its much easier to sit in the warm as a pundit on match of the day,Alan Hansen gets about 40k per show so they say.

Got mixed feelings about Mick Mcarthy as he was a player and manager at Millwall.Didnt play much as he came at the end of his playing career and was crocked out most the time but was typical Millwall player always giving 100% and he did quite well as manager for a while until Jackie Charlton lined him up for the Ireland job when we where looking good for the play offs and it all went sour as mccarthy had by that time lost interest in Millwall,so most fans were glad to see the back of him.


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Post  cherry1 on Mon 20 Feb - 21:17

Curbishley nice man and I think would do well at Wolves!

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Post  Panda on Fri 24 Feb - 21:28

6:51pm UK, Friday February 24, 2012



Enda Brady, Sky News correspondent





A pub landlady has had her conviction for showing Premier League football via a foreign decoder box quashed at the High Court.


Ahead of the hearing Karen Murphy,
who runs a bar in Southsea, Portsmouth, told reporters outside the
court that she was "very confident" the judges would allow her appeal.


She won a partial victory at the European Courts of Justice last October.


The long-running legal saga began in 2005, when she was prosecuted
for showing English Premier League football matches at her pub using a
cheaper Greek decoder system, rather than a Sky subscription.











Pub landlady Karen Murphy at her pub in Southsea, Portsmouth, October 2011




While the judges allowed her appeal at the High Court, they pointed
out that there were other complex matters involved in the case that
would require further consideration.


No decision on costs - described in court as "eye-watering" - was made.


Asked outside the court whether she would resume showing English
football through a Greek decoder, Mrs Murphy told reporters: "Watch this
space. We'll just have to see. I hope this now changes football."


The Premier League
issued a statement saying it would take "civil and criminal" action
against anyone found to be showing games without its authorisation.


It said: "The law gives us the right to prevent unauthorised use of
our copyright in pubs and clubs when they are communicated to the public
without our authority."

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Post  Lioned on Fri 24 Feb - 22:16

Good luck to the lady,hope the 'eye watering costs' get paid by abramobitches bitch's !

The Prem league are pricing normal fans away from the game and replacing them with sterile overpaid prats who sit in the stands with their prawn sanies and go home if it starts to rain.

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Post  cherry1 on Sat 3 Mar - 19:10

PREMIERSHIP TODAY

LIVERPOOL 1 ARSENAL 2

WEST BROM 1 CHELSEA 0

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Post  cherry1 on Sat 3 Mar - 19:10




Nice to see they take the fire alarm seriously!

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Muamba collapses, fighting for life

Post  cherry1 on Sat 17 Mar - 18:53

This is awful, lets hope he will be ok.

Fabrice Muamba collapses on pitch during FA Cup match
Tottenham's FA Cup game against Bolton Wanderers has been abandoned after Trotters midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsed and stopped breathing.


Medics spent 10 minutes trying to resuscitate the 23-year-old on the field before the players were taken off by referee Howard Webb.

BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter Ian Dennis says the English midfielder is fighting for his life.

The score was 1-1 when he collapsed with no players close-by on 41 minutes.

Medical staff gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and tried to revive him with a defibrillator. In total six medics were treating the player.

Muamba was taken off the pitch on a stretcher and ESPN reported that he was not breathing as he was taken down the tunnel.

The former Arsenal midfielder has been taken to hospital.

Referee Webb called the visibly shaken players off the field after consulting with managers Owen Coyle and Harry Redknapp.

Minutes later the match was abandoned.


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Post  wjk on Sat 17 Mar - 19:11

I hope Fabrice Muamba will be ok and makes a full recovery. Very sad.

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Post  Panda on Sun 18 Mar - 9:11


The 23 yr old is still critically ill in Hospital having suffered a Heart Attack. A Report from the Hospital, where Reporters are waiting for the latest bulletin
says his condition remains unchanged. His fiancee and Family have arrived and were seen entering the Hospital and both Football Teams and their
Managers are genuinely upset, as were the crowds at the match.

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Post  Panda on Sun 18 Mar - 13:58


1:04pm UK, Sunday March 18, 2012

Fabrice Muamba's fans have been thanked for their "many, many kind messages" of support - as stars from the footballing world continue to express their shock at his collapse.
The 23-year-old Bolton Wanderers player was treated by paramedics on the pitch during the FA Cup game against Tottenham and was then taken to hospital. The match was abandoned.

In a statement released on behalf of Muamba's family, his team's manager Owen Coyle said: "Fabrice's family have asked me to pass on their thanks for the many, many kind messages of support from not only Bolton fans but also fans from clubs across the country and abroad.

"All our thoughts and prayers are for, Fabrice and his family at this time."

Spurs manager Harry Redknapp said: "All our thoughts are with Fabrice, his family, Owen Coyle and the Club.

"It was the right decision to abandon the game, everybody was in a state of shock and it wouldn't have been right to carry on.

"Football is the last thing on anyone's mind when an awful situation such as this happens. All we are thinking about now is Fabrice and his family."

Club chairman Daniel Levy added: "Our thoughts are with Fabrice's family and Bolton Wanderers and we are all willing him to pull through. Events such as this put everything into perspective.

"We are immensely proud and grateful to the medical teams at both clubs, their response was immediate and professional.

"Our thanks also to both sets of fans for their support and behaviour. Too often we read the negatives about football and yet last night, at a time of intense emergency and uncertainty, we saw the true humanity and empathy of the footballing family."

Muamba's Bolton team-mate, Stuart Holden, wrote on Twitter: "Praying for you Fab. Hope he's OK. Thoughts with him and his family."

Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor tweeted: "My thoughts are with Fabrice Muamba's family. We all are praying for him and hope for a speedy recovery."

Another Tottenham player Rafael Van Der Vaart posted: "Terrible what happened with Muamba during the game. We're all praying for him."



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Post  cherry1 on Sun 18 Mar - 17:41

yesterday's reports




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Post  Panda on Mon 19 Mar - 17:53

Premiership Stars Visit Muamba In Hospital
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5:31pm UK, Monday March 19, 2012

Premiership stars have visited collapsed Bolton player Fabrice Muamba in hospital as he continues to fight for his life.
Chelsea's Ashley Cole, QPR's Shaun Wright-Phillips and Arsenal's Johan Djourou arrived together this afternoon.

Bolton manager Owen Coyle and chairman Phil Gartside were also at the London Chest Hospital today as Muamba showed slight signs of improvement.

The 23-year-old remains in a critical condition after collapsing during a match on Saturday with a cardiac arrest.

Fans have been leaving flowers, Muamba shirts and scarves at Bolton's Reebok stadium, while there have been public displays of support in grounds across Europe.

Fabrice Muamba: Devoted Father And Footballer

Former Bolton defender Gary Cahill celebrated scoring his first Chelsea goal in an FA Cup match against Leicester by unveiling a Pray 4 Muamba T-shirt.



Premier League sides offer support to Muamba

In the Spanish capital, Real Madrid players donned Get Well Soon Muamba tops before kickoff against Malaga.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter said on Twitter: "Shocked to hear about Fabrice Muamba.

"My thoughts are with him and his family, his club and loved ones at this difficult time."

As Muamba's teammates try to deal with the shock, their game against Aston Villa in the Premier League on Tuesday has been postponed.



Players and fans from across Europe are united in support for Muamba

"I have worked with Fabrice as a player at Birmingham and he has always been a terrific lad, nothing other than the perfect professional," Villa manager Alex McLeish said.

"He trained every day the way he went to play in games, full of intensity and enthusiasm. He is a manager's dream in terms of his commitment to the team...

"The massive response throughout Europe and the world of football underlines how everybody has been touched by this tragic development."

Speaking after visiting Muamba in hospital, Coyle said: "Everybody is praying for Fabrice, which is very important, and that has been a real source of strength to the family."

Mr Gartside urged fans around the world "to keep Fabrice in their prayers".




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Posted by: Saxon bob on March 19, 2012 4:49 PMthis tragic happening actually showed that English Football fans are Human. If the lad gets coverage it is because a normal lad has made it. Us who did not are just jealous.

All the best from the one and only Team in Fulham (closest to the Kings Road)
Up the Blues.Recommend (5)Report this commentPermalinkPosted by: achristoforou on March 19, 2012 3:33 PMi feel i have to comment - in response to the many who are saying he should get this much coverage its just because he is famous, think of it like this,
every day you walk past someone, you see their face,, they maybe serve you your coffee in the morning, or they work with you, one day u are there when they suffer a heart attack, you would be upset, praying for their recovery, and sending blessings to their family, it is the same, many many football fans saw this guy play football every week, many went to watch him, saw him live, would have met him, and see reports on him through watch sports channels etc, that is why there is the response, everyone sees him, so everyone feels it when something happens,
why be so cynical and meen
do the same as you would if you knew him, pray for him and his family and hope he gets well soon.

god bless him.Recommend (11)Report this commentPermalinkPosted by: topic1805 on March 19, 2012 1:37 PMHe was lucky it happened on the football pitch where excellent medical staff were immediately available - had it been jogging on some country route he would not be here now - I pray he pulls through for his club and his family.Recommend (15)Report this commentPermalinkPosted by: JRR56 on March 19, 2012 1:09 PMI hope this guy get better however I do agree it is way over the top and just because he plays football he deserves no more respect than any person in the UK who suffers a similar fate.Recommend (11)Report this commentPermalinkPosted by: gunnerzzz69 on March 19, 2012 12:35 PMinnten he dropped in front of millions on people on t.v show him some respect it dosent matter what you are or what you make its a tragedy no matter who it happens to show some respect hopw he gets well soon pray 4 muambaRecommend (13)Report this commentPermalinkPosted by: Oppy from West Yorkshire on March 19, 2012 12:26 PMAs a Leeds Fan I was hoping Bates would dig deep and buy Fabrice if Bolton went down! (Very unlikely mind with Ken Bates unless it was a loan or free!) Great player and by all accounts a top bloke, get well soon fella.

As for innten comments, I think the difference is that this is in front of many thousands of people in a stadium and on TV. Football may have its issues but in these scanarios it really doesnt matter who you support and which walk of life you are in, I dont like to hear anyone of any age a having heart attack, but this is so profound as these guys are at peak fitness and I suppose its the last thing you expect to happen. However it isnt the first and I guess it wont be the last when it comes to sports people.

Keep battling Fabrice, Thoughts and prayers for you, your family, friends and team mates.Recommend (14)Report this commentPermalinkPosted by: Andy Cope on March 19, 2012 11:22 AMI pray for you mate, I hope god listens to all our prayers,thoughts are with all your family and friends and all team mates at Bolton Wanders FC
Andy Cope a Wolverhampton Wanders FC fan
Get well soonRecommend (21)Report this commentPermalinkPosted by: Ibukun on March 19, 2012 10:44 AM@inntenn" Feel sorry for the lad and is family, But i think its a bit over kill by the media, If a 24 year old had a heat attack working at Tesco, would the shop shut and be all over the news"??

No it wouldn't be all over the news unless it were the owner of Tesco, and it happened on live TV as in this case.

Like @small boy, I'm really impressed with the reaction of football fans and players over this accident but it's not just a credit to Muamba's character, as some of these players and fans may have never seen the player before; rather, it's a testament to the character of these footballers and fans, as individuals. Watching the fans reaction on the news on Saturday, plus a few who were interviewed outside the hospital, I felt my faith in the majority .


BREAKING NEWS......MUAMABA HAS STARTED TO SPEAK.X


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Post  cherry1 on Mon 19 Mar - 21:29

FABRICE Muamba was able to speak and even recognise members of his family, doctors treating the Bolton soccer player said today.
..The player remains critically ill two days after collapsing with a heart attack mid-game this week.

But in an encouraging sign today, he was speaking in French and English and able to recognise visitors, Sky Sports reported, though he remains in intensive care at the London Chest Hospital.

"Fabrice Muamba is continuing to show signs of improvement this evening," the club and hospital said in a joint statement.

"He is now able to breathe independently without the aid of a ventilator. He has also been able to recognise family members and respond to questions appropriately. These are all positive signs of progress."

Earlier the club and hospital said the 23-year-old's "heart is now beating without the help of medication and he is also moving his arms and legs".



Muamba stopped breathing after falling unchallenged on the field late in the first half of Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final between Bolton and Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

His heart stopped for two hours following his collapse, which forced the match to be cancelled.

Muamba, whose family fled to London from the Democratic Republic of the Congo when he was a child, received life-saving treatment from medical staff amid shock in the stadium, with several players visibly overwhelmed by his sudden collapse.

Paramedics made continued efforts to resuscitate him but were unable to start his heart beating by itself again until he reached the hospital in east London.

Muamba's fiancee, Shauna Muamba, the mother to their three-year-old son Joshua, urged fans in a Twitter message to keep praying for his recovery.

"God is in control,'' she said. "Please keep praying for afmuamba its really helping I can feel it''.

Muamba's plight has triggered a wave of support from fellow soccer players and fans across the globe.

Among those was former teammate and England international Gary Cahill, who lifted up his jersey to reveal a "Pray 4 Muamba" t-shirt after scoring for Chelsea yesterday.

Meanwhile, shaken Spurs players asked the club to schedule them for additional cardiac tests to make sure they are not at risk for a heart attack.

The extra screening includes looking into family history, along with a comprehensive heart exam, which is comprised of an electrocardiogram and a cardiac ultrasound.

"Saturday was one of those days that will stay with me forever," Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto wrote in a column for the London Evening Standard.

"When I saw him lying on the pitch at White Hart Lane, I was scared. Scared for him, scared for his family, his friends and all those people who know him and who care about him.

"I was also scared because he was just like me. He is young, supposedly fit -- an athlete -- who a few seconds ago was running up and down the same pitch as me. I had flashbacks of what had happened to my countryman, the late Marc-Vivien Foe."

Vivien-Foe, of Cameroon, died of a heart attack during an international match in France in 2003.

In light of Muamba's situation, Bolton postponed tomorrow's Premier League match against Aston Villa.


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Post  wjk on Mon 19 Mar - 21:48

Thanks cherry! That is good news!
I hope he's now on the road to recovery.
Thinking of you, Fabrice x

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Post  cherry1 on Mon 19 Mar - 22:38

It is certaintly encouraging news wjk, with his heart having stopped for so long there is
always the worry of brain damage but from what they are saying it looks positive so far, he was lucky
there was also a cardiologist in the crowd who ran on to help, he works for the London Chest Hospital where Fabrice was taken and is one of the doctors who has been working on him. Lets hope he goes from strength to strength.

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CNN) -- Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba did not respond to 15 defibrillator shocks and was in effect dead for 78 minutes before his heart started beating again, doctors who treated him have revealed.

The 23-year-old has improved significantly since suffering a cardiac arrest during an English FA Cup match last Saturday but is still in intensive care with his condition described as serious.

Muamba is responding appropriately to questions though, speaking in both French and English, and has been joking with some of his many visitors.

Bolton's club doctor, Jonathan Tobin, spoke for the first time on Wednesday, talking reporters through the severity of Muamba's collapse and the frantic efforts made to save his life.

Pinto: Is Muamba collapse a wake-up call for football?

Tobin said he and the other paramedics who rushed onto the field treated Muamba for a total of 48 minutes on the pitch and en route to London's Chest Hospital, but it took a further 30 minutes to restart the midfielder's heart.


Fabrice Muamba collapsed during an English soccer match between his club Bolton and Tottenham on Saturday, and is in the intensive care unit of a London heart hospital. While Muamba made it to the hospital alive, Cameroon's Marc-Vivien Foe could not be revived after falling to the pitch during a Confederations Cup semifinal against Colombia in 2003. Spanish football has been hit by two such tragedies in recent times. In August 2009, Espanyol skipper Daniel Jarque died after suffering a heart attack while at a preseason training camp in Italy.
Two years earlier, Sevilla's Antonio Puerta died in hospital after suffering a heart attack during a Spanish league match against Getafe. The prolonged cardiac arrest damaged his organs and led to a lack of oxygen to the brain.
In 2002, St. Louis Cardinals baseball pitcher Darryl Kile was found dead in his hotel bed, having failed to turn up for pregame warm-ups following a heart attack.
Basketball lost Reggie Lewis in 1993 when the Boston Celtics' NBA All-Star dropped dead on the court in an offseason practice match at the age of 27. He was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy -- one of the most common heart conditions.
Another former NBA star, Arvydas Sabonis, survived a heart attack while in a game in his native Lithuania in 2011 at the age of 46.
In the NFL, former Tampa Bay and Chicago Bears defensive end Gaines Adams was found dead at home in 2010, with the coroner ruling it was due to cardiomyopathy.

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Muamba's cardiac arrest preventable? "In effect he was dead in that time," Dr Tobin said. "Fabrice was in a type of cardiac arrest where the heart is showing lots of electrical activity but no muscular activity.

"It's something that often responds to drugs and shocks. Now heaven knows why, but Fabrice had, in total, 15 shocks. He had a further 12 shocks in the ambulance."

Muamba's plight stunned players and supporters as the Congo-born star dropped to the floor with no-one near him just before halftime in the match.

And Tobin explained the exasperation he felt as he sprinted onto the turf ,with the other medics on hand at the stadium, to try and save Muamba's life with 40,000 people looking on.

"I can't begin to explain the pressure that was there," he said. "This isn't somebody that's gone down in the street or been brought into accident and emergency.

Bolton manager has 'brief chat' with recovering Muamba

"This is somebody that I know, I know his family. This is somebody I consider a friend. This is somebody I joke with on a daily basis. As I was running onto the pitch I was thinking 'Oh my God, it's Fabrice'."

The desperate effort to save Muamba was assisted by an off-duty cardiologist, who was in the stadium watching the game as a fan and was allowed onto the pitch.

Dr Andrew Deaner suggested Muamba be transferred to the London Chest Hospital, where he works, and administered vital drugs to the player in the ambulance.

He says the fact Muamba is responding appropriately to questions and is able to make jokes within five days of suffering such major heart trauma is nothing short of astonishing.

I can't begin to explain the pressure that was there. This is somebody that I know, I know his family. This is somebody I consider a friend

Jonathan Tobin, Bolton club doctor, on treating Muamba on the pitch"If you're going to use the term miraculous, I guess it could be used here," he said. Deaner also revealed he had been in to see Muamba a few hours after he woke up.

'Muamba collapse proves I was right to quit the game,' says ex pro

"I whispered into his ear 'What's your name?'," he explained. When Muamba said his name Deaner continued: "I said 'I understand you're a very good footballer'. And he said 'I try.'

"He's made a remarkable recovery so far. We don't want to get ahead of ourselves. As things stand, I think his life is not in danger at this time. His neurological function is looking very good but it is early days."

Meanwhile, Bolton will be back in action on Saturday after Muamba's family gave their blessing for the club to face rivals Blackburn Rovers in the English Premier League. Bolton's proposed league match with Aston Villa, scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed.

"We spoke together with the players as a group this morning and I talked with Fabrice's family last night," Bolton manager Owen Coyle told the club's website.

"Fabrice's father Marcel and his fiancée Shauna were keen that we fulfill our fixtures. Once the players knew this, there was no doubt in our minds that we would play the matches."

The FA Cup quarterfinal with Tottenham that was abandoned in the wake of Muamba's collapse, will be replayed on March 27 at White Hart Lane.




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