Duffo The Bear

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  1. Michael Essien

    Well let's hope he doesn't kick Crespo when Italy play Ghana in the World Cup.
  2. Michael Essien

    quote:Originally posted by ali_isbVery thoughtful of him I must say, wonder what the liverpool supporters (on this forum) have to say now? id="quote"> id="quote">I'm guessing they'll say something like "too little too late".
  3. Michael Essien

    quote:Originally posted by earthshineAN INTERSTING READ; http://www.newsinghana.com/sports.php?story=927 id="quote"> id="quote">Agreed.
  4. Michael Essien

    Brings a tear to your eye doesn't it.
  5. Michael Essien

    quote:Originally posted by west_londonerI missed the tackle when it first happened because I was incensed by the upending of Duff a split second earlier. I've now watched the video on my PC and it was not intentional. Events are: 1 Duff gets fouled and stumbles but manages to poke the ball towards Essien. 2 Referee blows his whistle and runs towards Duff 3 Essien and Gerrard both go for the 50/50 ball 4 Essien, seeing that Gerrard will get there first, lifts his leg to move it out the way 5 Hamann comes in from behind Essien and his leg makes contact with Essien Observations: The referee does not see it. The incident happens to the left side of him because he is running towards Duff. He blows his whistle before the Essien tackle. Essien and Gerrard are running towards each other to get the 50/50 ball. Essien is watching Gerrard and does not see Hamann running in from behind. Just before contact, Gerrard and Essien pull up because they are heading straight into each other (or they hear the whistle). Gerrard can see Hamann steaming in from behind Essien. At the point of contact, Essien is hardly moving and his leg is trailing in the air pointed away from Gerrard. Unfortunately for him it is pointed towards Hamann. Hamann should not be going for the ball after the whistle was blown. id="quote"> id="quote">Great post. Incidentally I missed it when it happened because I too was looking at Duff.
  6. Michael Essien

    quote:Originally posted by voodooAnyone else think that he's looking at at least 4/5 matches out ? I have a sneaky feeling that the Powers At Be will want to set another 'example'. id="quote"> id="quote">Can they ban him from playing for his country too? I'm assuming if Mr FIFA Blatter is involved this could probably be the case.
  7. Michael Essien

    quote:Originally posted by sideyduffo... yip, I too often use sarcasm when I've got nothing intelligent to say :-D id="quote"> id="quote">Well that's me well and truly told. Please enjoy your lunch and be careful of the bones.
  8. Michael Essien

    quote:Originally posted by Dinger RyanHamman has given out plenty of them over the years id="quote"> id="quote">Am I right in thinking he ended a player's career?
  9. Michael Essien

    quote:Originally posted by sideyp.s. nice site, intelligent posters - I'm surprised :-) (sorry, but I've looked at your official site's board a few times to see whats being said and it never fails to appall me) id="quote"> id="quote">Fantastic that we meet with your approval - really made my day. Thank you so much for sharing. Enjoy your Christmas lunch and don't forget to pay the bill.
  10. Michael Essien

    quote:Originally posted by True Blue Garyquote:Originally posted by Duffo The Bear"Essien is the first player ever to be charged in this way by UEFA chiefs over a tackle" - The Sun Another record for Chelsea. id="quote"> id="quote"> LOL! We must have 50 records in the past 18 months... id="quote"> id="quote">It certainly felt like we might get the record for number of decisions going against a home team in an ECL tie on Wed.
  11. Michael Essien

    "Essien is the first player ever to be charged in this way by UEFA chiefs over a tackle" - The Sun Another record for Chelsea.
  12. Michael Essien

    According to the official site we haven't even received official notification of the charge yet - couldn't wait to get it in to the media first could they?
  13. Michael Essien

    I don't have a problem with Essien being punished. I just find it depressing that whenever an incident happens on the pitch or off it in the ECL I look at the nationality of the teams involved and can invariably make a correct guess at how leniently or severely it will be punished. I suppose that's the nice thing about this place - every one gets even-handed treatment.
  14. Michael Essien

    I hear one can get away with tossing the odd motor scooter over a stadium balcony in Italy.
  15. Michael Essien

    Ching Ching I hear the sound of midfield cover purchase in January
  16. Michael Essien

    Amazing how clubs get treated according the country they come from.
  17. Didier Drogba

    V interesting. Poor old David Sullivan's not seen much of a return.
  18. Didier Drogba

    quote:Originally posted by GuillaumeOn this french site http://www.football365.fr/depeches/story_9...your-Drogba.shtml , DD says he has still a pain at his right knee, and that he wouldn't have played against 'Boro and 'Pool, but with Crespo injured, he was obliged. He says that he is out of form, and that's why he makes two bads performances. id="quote"> id="quote">Thanks for the link. I'm wondering what is the most consecutive games Crespo has played for Chelsea is. I really like him but for various reasons he never seems to get a long run together at Chelsea.
  19. Michael Essien

    The one thing we can all agree on is that it's given us something to discuss because believe me having been in the front row of the East Stand there's little else to talk about... Except for the size of the ar*e of the German linesman. What with him and "peachy bum Kewell" jogging up and down in front of me I must have missed 25% of the "action".
  20. Michael Essien

    quote:Originally posted by True Blue GaryAs usual, the press has made a big issue of it. Yes it was a bad tackle and I am not denying it. But Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane have done them many times and did not have their name in the back pages! Essien will need to spoken to by Jose as I am sure we all do not want to see that again, but it's good to have someone with a bit of steel. He just need to be a little less agressive, only just a little less. id="quote"> id="quote">Fair point. It's beyond me how Lauren hasn't ended someone's career.
  21. Didier Drogba

    As we expected. Still it might quash rumours that Crespo's unhappy about not getting enough games... except he'll probably be injured anyway.
  22. Michael Essien

    It was a bad tackle. In fact both tackles have been so bad - I'm wondering if he's actually pulling his leg away slightly at the point of impact because I can't see how legs would not have been broken otherwise. This isn't an excuse - somebody at the club needs to have a word because he is a great player in the making.
  23. Gianfranco Zola

    What a classy bloke Zola is.