League Cup 2018/19 (Semi Finals)

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What is it with London based team fans.

Derbys make some fans just feral.
 

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What is it with London based team fans.

Derbys make some fans just feral.
Probably because there are so many clubs in London and we all have to live and work together and put up with each other’s shit when we win or lose. You are lucky down there out of the way of it
 

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Sounds like the semi will be fun....
Yeah, these Arsenal/Chelsea/Spurs battles are pretty intense at the moment as all three teams are around the same level. Nothing like London football anywhere in the world really when you think of all the rivalries.
 
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What is it with London based team fans.

Derbys make some fans just feral.
Bizarre. Football tribalism is really off the charts, segregated and still there’s crowd behaviour problems
They must think we’re mad over here with footy fans sitting next to someone following the opposition.
 

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Why do people have to be racist? Can’t they conjure up something that requires a bit more intelligence and wit? You just make a campaigner of yourself when you decide to go down that path. Poms are generally great at banter and know how to push the boundaries without going over the top, so it’s surprising that so many of them still resort to racial abuse.
 

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Why do people have to be racist? Can’t they conjure up something that requires a bit more intelligence and wit? You just make a campaigner of yourself when you decide to go down that path. Poms are generally great at banter and know how to push the boundaries without going over the top, so it’s surprising that so many of them still resort to racial abuse.
It's ingrained in our DNA to dislike rivals. People won't like to hear it but we've hated each other the dawn of time. If we were meant to get along we'd all look roughly the same, follow the same religions, have the same beliefs etc.
 

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It's ingrained in our DNA to dislike rivals. People won't like to hear it but we've hated each other the dawn of time. If we were meant to get along we'd all look roughly the same, follow the same religions, have the same beliefs etc.
But the majority don’t consider other races as “rivals”. Just because people are unique doesn’t mean they have to hate one another for it. Tolerance is such a foreign concept to some people. How could you be that self-absorbed you hate anyone who is remotely dissimilar to you?
 

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But the majority don’t consider other races as “rivals”. Just because people are unique doesn’t mean they have to hate one another for it. Tolerance is such a foreign concept to some people. How could you be that self-absorbed you hate anyone who is remotely dissimilar to you?
There’s a massive clampdown on anything from fans that alludes to race, gender, sexuality, religion at the moment. Just seen that Everton fans are now under investigation for a chant that mentions the size of one of their black players cock. That would once be seen as “terrace banter” - but culture has changed and with it the understanding of what is deemed offensive. So even though the vast majority of English fans are not racist (certainly not compared to other parts of Europe or South America were football incites large passion) the content of many Football chants are still stuck in an era that now seems unacceptable. I’d even say the vast majority of anti-spurs yid chants are born out of a hatred for Tottenham and not Jews - fans were just using that aspect as a stick to beat Tottenham fans with. Would that mean if you sang chants depicting spurs fans as Jews would it make you an anti-Semitic in your every day life, I would say invariably it would not.
 

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Willians out for us.

Hope we go with a Pedro-Hazard-CHO front 3.
 

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Just noticed that if Spurs happen to make the final, then in the space of 13 days they would play Man City in the final, Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Arsenal at home and a trip to Dortmund for the 2nd leg of Champs League.

Rather tough sequence
 

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Got a feeling Spurs will stitch us up again. Zero confidence.

CHO starting. Yay.
 
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Christensen over Luiz is interesting and no Morata in the squad.
 

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And that’s how VAR should work. Linesman keeps his flag down if it’s close and let’s the sequence play out
 

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And that’s how VAR should work. Linesman keeps his flag down if it’s close and let’s the sequence play out
Loved Azpilicueta with his arms out utterly bemused about it all. You played him onside then your keeper took a player out you drop kick.
 
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