El Ghazi earns draw for Villa at Chelsea
28/12/2020 | sport | football | 1,332
Anwar El Ghazi scores his fifth goal in as many games as Aston Villa come from behind to earn a point against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
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28/12/2020 19:26:10 19 10
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What a great job Frank Lampard is doing.

If he is given another £200m to spend in January then Chelsea will be in with a real shout of a top 4 finish.
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28/12/2020 19:33:29 4 1
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Classic
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28/12/2020 19:39:13 1 1
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You only need to look at the legacy Lampard left at Derby to appreciate his true capability. True to firm though, it’s never his fault ...
29/12/2020 09:44:49 0 0
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More likely another £200M would see us relegated the style of play we are attempting, with players not allowed to play in their proper positions just to accomodate Championship players like Tammy & Mount!
29/12/2020 11:00:42 0 0
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How witty & original
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28/12/2020 19:26:12 2 3
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Doh!
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28/12/2020 19:26:19 3 4
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The players in this match looked cream crackerd..

A Football Christmas treat of a load of draws..
Seems no one wants to lose this Christmas.
All the managers have turned into José Mourinho’s for the Christmas period. Definitely David Moyes..
Shame really. Us football fans need excitement. Especially this Christmas ??
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28/12/2020 19:32:40 3 1
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I thought the game was quite end to end, could've been 3-3 today. Not all of the teams are playing dinosaur ball like spuds and Burnley
Really struggling to know why, in this most intense period of the pandemic, 22 ‘elite’ millionaire cheating footballers are allowed to run around a football pitch for 90 minutes, throwing themselves to the ground at the slightest touch, spitting all over the pitch & snogging each other while the rest of us have to suffer the constraints of the lockdown. Removed
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28/12/2020 19:28:26 6 10
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??????
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28/12/2020 19:31:48 24 1
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I would imagine it's to provide entertainment to people stuck at home of an evening and unable to go to the club, pub, gym or whatever. The general public need a little lift during these strange times.
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28/12/2020 19:31:54 11 10
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Commenting on football hys ? These so called spitting, snogging millionaires are tested almost on daily basis and have to remain in isolated bubble to make you enjoy some football unlike irresponsible people like you who will not follow the rules and spread more and more
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28/12/2020 19:45:55 4 4
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Because if we didn't have something to keep us occupied, more of us under house arrest might start looking at facts and ask some very awkward questions, such as 'IF the NHS is being overwhelmed, why did Q1& Q2 of this year have some of the lowest 'bed occupancy' over the past decade' - according to NHS data. Then who is dying of this new black-death, in what numbers & why not matching ONS data?
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28/12/2020 19:46:00 5 2
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Write to your MP
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28/12/2020 19:53:20 9 0
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You're dead right, never liked players gobbing on the pitch, but it really should be banned now.
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28/12/2020 20:12:03 0 0
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Hint: $$$$
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28/12/2020 20:17:24 0 0
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Herry on!!! Why Easter your time then?
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28/12/2020 20:25:17 1 1
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It’s a race to the bottom for you ,isn’t it?
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28/12/2020 20:37:20 1 2
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Careful, you'll get the Covidiots responding. And by that I mean the religious sheep who believe everything they are told (Masks work, lockdowns work, the fatality rate is high/unprecedented, mass vaccination is necessary for a Flu variant 99+% survive, Government is honest and know best, etc)
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28/12/2020 20:46:17 1 1
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They get tested 2 to 3times a week.
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28/12/2020 20:50:13 1 1
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They are tested every match - any positive result stops them playing
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28/12/2020 19:26:54 5 9
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abromovich just sack this fraud already. we want our club back #announcetuchel
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28/12/2020 19:32:08 5 0
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Which version of your club do you want back? The one most of us remember, or the recent one since all the money came in? Be careful what you wish for!
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28/12/2020 19:27:07 11 9
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Chelsea are a team of ??s
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28/12/2020 19:27:07 180 19
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Dean Smith is doing a fantastic job
Period
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28/12/2020 19:40:19 91 27
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A round of applause for the job Dean Smith has done this season so far. Proves that British managers can do the job if given the chance and time.
(Sadly the above doesn't apply to Frank Lampard so far).
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28/12/2020 19:48:42 21 0
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Aston Villa still have two games in hand.
Kudos to Smith.
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28/12/2020 19:55:31 7 64
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If only he eas actually doign a good job, he's a chancer - who blatenly showed his two faced attitude after 'Denying the goal went in last season againt ShefF U' which would have seen them relegated....

He and Villa are cheats END OF!!!!!
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28/12/2020 20:58:37 10 1
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Manager of the season so far??
29/12/2020 10:22:25 0 0
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"Dean Smith is doing a fantastic job
Period"

He is a top coach at soccer.
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28/12/2020 19:27:08 7 3
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Another dissapointing result from Chelsea.
Aston Villas first point from a losing position so well done.
Chelsea really need someine who can finish!!!!
Another 100 million perhaps?
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28/12/2020 20:05:42 1 2
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It is worth mentioning, because the TV didnt, that this was the fifth time Villa went behind this season
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28/12/2020 19:27:10 179 10
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McGinn v Kante was great to watch, both proper old school players in attitude. Fair result in the end.
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28/12/2020 19:35:48 92 5
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Absolute powerhouses, imagine if all players had their attitudes! Amazing players
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28/12/2020 19:37:23 19 1
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McGinn was amazing , he is a very good player.
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28/12/2020 19:49:44 7 2
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I love Kante to bits. My favorite player and not even a Chelsea fan. Never forgiven Wenger for not getting him. Instead getting Xhaka :-(
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28/12/2020 20:04:43 11 10
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Just a shame that Kante hardly ever gets booked for his constant fouling.

If someone like Xhaka or Hojbjerg committed the same fouls Kante does they'd get 18 bookings a season.
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28/12/2020 20:39:59 20 1
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Totally agree. McGinn was immense and Kante is ridiculously good.Like having two players not one. Draw a fair result and would have been a shame seeing either player on a losing side tonight.
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28/12/2020 21:28:55 2 1
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A comment worth the highest attention
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28/12/2020 21:29:38 9 0
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£2.3M pretty well spent!!!
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28/12/2020 22:02:35 1 23
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Henderson would of out played them both :)
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28/12/2020 23:06:14 1 1
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Kante gives away too many needless free kicks. Arsenal punished Chelsea for his indiscipline on Saturday.
29/12/2020 14:46:22 0 0
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Might have been better without the McGinn dives when he lost possession on a few occasions.
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28/12/2020 19:27:21 20 5
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So sick of these woke virtue signalling managers complaining about fixture congestion. It's been that way for decades, deal with it. Back in my day we just got on with it.
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28/12/2020 19:50:35 5 4
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Who did you play for?
29/12/2020 07:22:09 0 0
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What makes them woke or virtue signalling?
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28/12/2020 19:34:21 1 0
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Any evidence any of the players caught covid from contact during a game?
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28/12/2020 19:27:32 3 2
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What's with all the 1-1 draws lately.
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28/12/2020 19:27:39 12 12
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SACK FRANK
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28/12/2020 22:39:17 0 1
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Over rated as a player and now as a manager. Media darling
Hahahaha... Lumpard... Oh dear....

Awful manager....boy does he whinge a lot too! ...
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28/12/2020 19:46:24 3 4
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Bring back Abram Grant.
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28/12/2020 19:28:02 6 15
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Dull drab affair in which dulwich hamlet and Nuneaton borough couldnt find a winner
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28/12/2020 19:28:04 18 8
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Entertaining game a draw the right result. VTID
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28/12/2020 19:28:08 7 17
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Terrible game.
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28/12/2020 19:28:09 12 6
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What money is Giroud worth? He has been the absolute impact player this season and has a great football brain for positional play etc. A draw was a fair result and Villa will be happy to have got the draw.
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28/12/2020 19:28:19 7 1
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Pulisic looked like he was doing his best Timo Werner imitation. He was the most dangerous looking player on the pitch, but several half-chances that he put a little wide, or was a little late on.

I think that whatever problems Arsenal were having may have been contagious!
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28/12/2020 19:28:21 144 15
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have to say as a Stoke supporter, great to see the midland clubs Villa, Wolves, West Brom, Leicester taking weel earned points agaibst the apparent giants of London and the North West. Long may it continue. Fascinating season ahead
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28/12/2020 19:32:13 62 13
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Hopefully we (and maybe Wolves) can make the national press take Midlands football seriously
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28/12/2020 20:03:10 6 4
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And it would be great to see you Stokies back in the Prem. UTV
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28/12/2020 20:14:00 1 13
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simple things please simple minds
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28/12/2020 20:27:21 7 1
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London does not have giants anymore. Unless you've been watching Jack and the bean stalk.
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28/12/2020 20:28:15 0 1
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Poor pl don't believe hype
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28/12/2020 20:31:54 4 1
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...Foxes never quit
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28/12/2020 21:51:19 0 0
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Not fascinating. The whole thing is a nonsense
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28/12/2020 19:28:25 50 8
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Poor from Chelsea again. Good point for Villa
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28/12/2020 19:31:46 35 5
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Good point for Chelsea too. Both teams could have won that and a draw is a fair result
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28/12/2020 19:28:25 20 11
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Unlucky Villa, really solid performance and probably deserved the win overall. Two games in hand as well...
Really struggling to know why, in this most intense period of the pandemic, 22 ‘elite’ millionaire cheating footballers are allowed to run around a football pitch for 90 minutes, throwing themselves to the ground at the slightest touch, spitting all over the pitch & snogging each other while the rest of us have to suffer the constraints of the lockdown. Removed
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28/12/2020 19:28:26 6 10
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??????
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28/12/2020 19:28:28 179 41
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If they got hit for three by Arsenal they were never going to beat the Villa.

Lampard continues to deliver a very poor return on the owners ongoing astronomical investment.
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28/12/2020 19:31:36 79 32
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I think Chelsea played very well but faced a dogged villa today, don't underplay how well villa defended today! Chelsea will be fine they have the quality to be in the top 6! UTV
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28/12/2020 19:34:00 28 5
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You're right. I've nothing against Chelsea, or Frank, but it's strange that a manager with such limited experience was given the top job at one of the country's top teams.
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28/12/2020 20:04:55 2 0
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Chelsea need more creativity in midfield - you can have Ozil if you want and if you can get him off of his PS5.
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28/12/2020 20:05:51 9 2
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Frank Lampard is like an inexperienced tradesman with a van full of tools: all show, no substance.
At this rate, we'll keep buying players, frustrating ones we have and keep celebrating mediocre results without any headway.

Frank needs to go to some smaller team to learn his craft first, before he comes to a big club like Chelsea to win anything with us.
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28/12/2020 20:06:01 2 0
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Hit for three is not a thing. Six yeah. Maybe four.
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28/12/2020 20:13:41 5 0
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Give Lampard a break. I ain't a Chelsea fan but it looks good investment to me, in particular Werner, havertz and ziyech. He also kept it together with the transfer ban you wont get another manager who wants more if not Terry!!
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28/12/2020 20:30:28 2 5
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You are not even a Chelsea supporter. Must be a spud
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28/12/2020 20:50:16 2 4
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Lampard a fraud like Joe Biden
Poor return lol idiot comments as usual Removed
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28/12/2020 22:33:46 0 0
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Warren Blackpool?
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28/12/2020 19:28:36 9 16
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Two mid table teams
29/12/2020 10:30:19 3 0
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w@%$&r
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28/12/2020 19:28:39 5 10
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Yawnfest!!
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28/12/2020 19:34:36 4 3
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Well said it was dire wasn’t it

Grealish is great but can he stop the constant falling over please
Fat Frank must stay Removed
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28/12/2020 19:31:33 17 18
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Your name calling is insulting, but BBC don't seem to care!
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28/12/2020 19:31:39 8 2
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He's not fat. he has big bones.
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28/12/2020 19:48:47 2 6
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Stupid comment. Brainless really
I'm not sure why the moderators are fine with Fat Frank . . who isn't fat, but if you say Fat Sam ... who definitely is, your comments get taken down. Removed
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28/12/2020 19:28:54 1 0
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If the live feed was to be believed... Mark Willis was man of the match.
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28/12/2020 19:32:20 1 1
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I thought it was Stuart Attwell?!
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28/12/2020 19:28:56 7 3
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Some very expensive bench warmers at Chelsea.
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28/12/2020 19:29:15 3 2
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Dont remeber chelsea having managers draws staying to long in seat, but if lampard is given time then he will come good,
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28/12/2020 19:30:59 1 1
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Maybe. Not so sure.
Got hhe ze Germans underperforming.
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28/12/2020 19:29:32 7 12
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Well played Villa, keep it up!!

And Chelsea....oh dear..Frank is so clueless

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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28/12/2020 19:29:36 13 8
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Brilliant draw for Frank and his £200million attackers - well done. Even better for Liverpool who after today still stay top. Anyone got any update as to whether City will be punished by the FA for breaching Covid protocol?!
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28/12/2020 19:32:46 8 4
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Any evidence they did break protocol?

Have you asked if Newcastle will be punished?

Doubt it
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28/12/2020 19:33:41 2 2
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Liverpool are poo fact
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28/12/2020 19:36:35 2 0
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Why???
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28/12/2020 19:39:31 4 2
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Pushing the COVID narrative and spouting frivolous racism accusations?

Mum must be proud.
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28/12/2020 19:58:36 0 2
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Liverpool would have been top after today whatever the result. But don't let that stop you making childish comments though. Perhaps your 'S3xy Pants' are really pull-ups. Size 3
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28/12/2020 21:21:07 0 0
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no....because they didnt
When the toffees get 3 points for city’s lack of control , well you’ll do fine Removed
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28/12/2020 19:32:12 2 0
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Did villa get 3 points for Newcastle being called off?
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28/12/2020 19:29:48 7 6
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We werent at our best today but it's still a terrific point.. a bit better than losing by 7 or 8 there as we have! That effort from Chilwell was unlucky
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28/12/2020 19:33:55 12 1
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It was but not half as unlucky as McGinn's effort.
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28/12/2020 19:29:49 10 4
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Football: 0 Covid19: 324
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28/12/2020 19:29:50 5 8
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Great result for the Champions! thanks guys. Don't forget to give the thumbs down now!
P**s off Removed
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28/12/2020 19:33:19 4 2
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Well it's always a great result when those teams around you draw, that's why I was so pleased the baggies took a point off you!
U R a T___W_____A—- T read between the lines! Removed
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28/12/2020 19:29:59 11 5
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Can we end the season with the year now? I can't see this s*** anymore. Next season, next luck then.
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28/12/2020 19:30:05 9 14
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The ref only wanted to give soft free kicks to the Villa. Why? Too many of our refs are poor.
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28/12/2020 19:30:10 9 14
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Frank not getting enough out of ze Germans. And frictions tangible among certain team mates. Must improve, quick. Fair play to Villa, though.

Referee was shocking. And shockingly biased. Goal should never have stood, Grealish for all his talent is a right c...!
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28/12/2020 19:37:03 1 3
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Assume you’re joking about the goal?
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28/12/2020 19:30:17 17 2
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Super John McGinn
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28/12/2020 19:30:37 103 13
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Well done Villa, you deserved at least that point.
Grealish is an annoying git but a great footballer.
Good luck Villa for the rest of the season.
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28/12/2020 19:41:30 68 18
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Grealish is an annoying git

It's the Alice band and the ankle socks that does it ;)
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28/12/2020 20:18:41 11 29
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It's a sad indictment of where we are in this country that the likes of Jack Grealish are considered 'great' footballers. He's like a Sunday League version of Paul Gascoigne with a bit of blatant cheating thrown in. All looks and no substance.
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28/12/2020 20:22:13 11 12
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re: Grealish annoying git - can live with the alice and socks but the constant diving !
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28/12/2020 21:42:48 3 12
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Grealish is biggest diver in premier league
29/12/2020 03:59:43 2 1
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Grealish makes a game worth watching from a neutral standpoint and is the most talented English midfielder by some distance..... he would improve most if not all of the teams in the league.
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28/12/2020 19:30:43 16 7
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Shameful Chelsea just Shameful
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28/12/2020 19:29:15 3 2
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Dont remeber chelsea having managers draws staying to long in seat, but if lampard is given time then he will come good,
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28/12/2020 19:30:59 1 1
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Maybe. Not so sure.
Got hhe ze Germans underperforming.
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28/12/2020 19:30:59 14 8
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Lumpard what a fraud.
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28/12/2020 19:47:37 0 1
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Thought he was the next Sir Alex Ferguson.
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28/12/2020 19:31:12 78 3
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As a Villa Fan as soon as I saw Giroud on the starting line up I knew he'd score
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28/12/2020 19:47:40 79 2
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As a Spurs fan I felt exactly the same when he was at Arsenal & now at Chelsea....cannot understand why Arsenal sold him & why Chelsea don't start him regularly, he's a really fine player.....
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28/12/2020 21:42:41 1 2
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Me too. Giroud in mings out. 9/2 anytime scorer. Easy cash
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28/12/2020 19:31:14 9 4
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Fat Frank Flawed Footballing Fiasco
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28/12/2020 19:31:17 60 4
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Better from Chelsea but at present the Villa just do not stop running and no sign off shutting up shop after the goal, good game and not a fan of either.
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28/12/2020 22:12:54 12 4
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Concussion still not being taken seriously by the football league.
Cash was knocked out cold for the best part of a minute, before being brought round and asked to play on.
Nothing much will change until a player dies on the park from second concussion syndrome.
SECOND CONCUSSION SYNDROME - google it.
How on earth did Grealish not get booked, let alone sent off, for simulation?! Oh yeah, he is White, plays for England has a good old English name. Removed
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28/12/2020 19:33:37 3 2
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That’s a racist comment
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28/12/2020 19:33:41 3 1
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Oh goodie, we have ourselves a racist who likely believes that they are "anti racist". Priceless.
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28/12/2020 19:34:25 1 1
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Turns out getting kicked is actually a foul. If you're not sure ask Hazard who does exactly the same thing
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28/12/2020 19:34:30 3 1
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What on earth are you talking about? Are you saying referees are racist?
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28/12/2020 19:35:12 1 1
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true.
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28/12/2020 19:35:47 0 1
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Disgusting racist comment
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28/12/2020 19:35:59 0 1
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Pathetic!
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28/12/2020 19:36:04 2 0
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Is that why he played up to U21 level for Ireland?
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28/12/2020 19:36:42 1 0
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He's a right cheatin' so-and-so.
But because he's White?!?

We're not too bright, are we now?
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28/12/2020 19:37:10 2 1
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Hello SJW, woke, racist, twerp
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28/12/2020 19:37:39 0 1
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Actually, Grealish is an Irish name.
Please don't sound racist either, your comments are offensive to some people here.
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28/12/2020 19:37:42 1 1
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Why didn’t that wolves player get booked and sent off the other day? He’s not English or white.

There are some large holes in your theory
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28/12/2020 19:38:23 0 4
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Racist comment, why?
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28/12/2020 19:38:23 1 1
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Your comment probably takes the biscuit for the most ridiculous comment of 2020. I suggest you stick to your other agenda forums.
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28/12/2020 19:31:20 0 2
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Kepa's fault
Fat Frank must stay Removed
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28/12/2020 19:31:33 17 18
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Your name calling is insulting, but BBC don't seem to care!
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28/12/2020 19:39:26 13 1
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Oh yes poor Frank, he must be crying reading the nasty comments people are making about him as he scrolls through the BBC game report.
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28/12/2020 20:03:17 4 0
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that's because British people believe in the phrase
"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me"
So off you go SJW crying to mummsie . . . grow some
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28/12/2020 20:32:05 0 0
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Fat Frank who ate all the pies is insulting. You ever been to the Bridge ?
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28/12/2020 19:28:28 179 41
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If they got hit for three by Arsenal they were never going to beat the Villa.

Lampard continues to deliver a very poor return on the owners ongoing astronomical investment.
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28/12/2020 19:31:36 79 32
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I think Chelsea played very well but faced a dogged villa today, don't underplay how well villa defended today! Chelsea will be fine they have the quality to be in the top 6! UTV
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28/12/2020 19:43:49 27 1
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What game were you watching
Teams of equal ability for most of the game went toe to toe
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28/12/2020 19:45:10 12 2
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Chelsea didn't play well..
Unless you watched another game.. No Urgency and No spin.
The draw was a fair result.
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28/12/2020 20:25:52 2 1
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And your happy with top 6 having the richest team in the prem if not europe . Ha Ha
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28/12/2020 21:32:47 0 0
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zzzzzzzz that's all I'm saying
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28/12/2020 19:31:36 10 7
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So Spurs draw and get slaughtered but that’s all everyone else is doing
What is the problem
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28/12/2020 19:37:55 5 1
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Ha ha ha

But they should be winning games when they are in front, instead they are coached to park the bus.

Do you understand yet?
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28/12/2020 19:46:24 2 0
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The difference is Tottenham drew because they parked the bus when they're capable of doing better
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28/12/2020 19:31:37 187 10
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Credit where it’s due, Stuart Attwell made this a very watchable game by refusing to give any free kicks for the blatant diving at the beginning of this game. As a consequence saw some bright, attractive football, the FA could do worse than instruct other referees to do the same.
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28/12/2020 19:34:19 34 101
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What about John McGinn falling over and getting a freekick?
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28/12/2020 19:34:59 14 56
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So Stuart Attwell was right in not giving a freekick for Grealish kicking down Christensen, which wrongly lead to the goal?

You have a great graps of the game.
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28/12/2020 19:43:18 6 62
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the ref had a bad game. Villa keeper wastes time.
A Foul before the goal. You can be offside by a toe but a foul does not matter. play should also have stopped for injury
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28/12/2020 19:55:57 11 21
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He gave 16 free kicks to Aston Villa. I agree that he started consistently but there's no way that it should've been 16-3
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28/12/2020 20:25:45 2 1
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Well said.
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28/12/2020 21:17:22 3 0
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Yes for once a ref who let the game flow and didn’t blow forbsilly fouls at all
29/12/2020 06:47:50 2 0
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Absolutely spot on. Ref played a blinder by refusing to ‘fall’ for the early overacting. Christianson antics of feigning injury to stop play deservedly punished by the goal. I think VAR should get involved more with the whole feigning aspect of football. Start dishing out the yellows for the obvious ones.
29/12/2020 11:01:37 1 0
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The Christensen foul on Grealish was the oldest trick in the book; Foul a player and feign an injury yourself to be let off a yellow/red as a diversion to the ref. If that had not led to a goal Christen would've been booked I reckoned. Win-win, I guess.
29/12/2020 13:00:26 0 0
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I agree. Grealish was throwing himself to the ground before any contact had even been made. Sad that such a talent starts a game with the intention of cheating.
Fat Frank must stay Removed
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28/12/2020 19:31:39 8 2
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He's not fat. he has big bones.
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28/12/2020 19:36:03 10 1
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Nah he’s chubby alright
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28/12/2020 20:32:29 0 0
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And a big nose.
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28/12/2020 19:31:40 7 9
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Tripefest of a match

Fat Frank wont make it to the transfer window opening, his signings are garbage. Chelsea won't be top six at the end of the season.

Villa will be chuffed with a point I suppose.
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28/12/2020 19:48:59 3 0
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Gutted at dropping two points to lower placed opposition.

Couple of days ago Chelsea did have a day off against arsenal I suppose, whereas villa worked hard with 10 men, so I guess it evens out in that respect.
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28/12/2020 19:28:25 50 8
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Poor from Chelsea again. Good point for Villa
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28/12/2020 19:31:46 35 5
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Good point for Chelsea too. Both teams could have won that and a draw is a fair result
Really struggling to know why, in this most intense period of the pandemic, 22 ‘elite’ millionaire cheating footballers are allowed to run around a football pitch for 90 minutes, throwing themselves to the ground at the slightest touch, spitting all over the pitch & snogging each other while the rest of us have to suffer the constraints of the lockdown. Removed
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28/12/2020 19:31:48 24 1
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I would imagine it's to provide entertainment to people stuck at home of an evening and unable to go to the club, pub, gym or whatever. The general public need a little lift during these strange times.
Really struggling to know why, in this most intense period of the pandemic, 22 ‘elite’ millionaire cheating footballers are allowed to run around a football pitch for 90 minutes, throwing themselves to the ground at the slightest touch, spitting all over the pitch & snogging each other while the rest of us have to suffer the constraints of the lockdown. Removed
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28/12/2020 19:31:54 11 10
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Commenting on football hys ? These so called spitting, snogging millionaires are tested almost on daily basis and have to remain in isolated bubble to make you enjoy some football unlike irresponsible people like you who will not follow the rules and spread more and more
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28/12/2020 19:56:10 4 0
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I feel so ungrateful and am truly humbled.
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28/12/2020 20:02:29 5 0
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Manchester City have several cases so how does that work?
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28/12/2020 20:29:51 2 0
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Oh I see. So thats why Man City v Everton went ahead!! LOL
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28/12/2020 20:41:35 1 0
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Clearly not working then with more and more positive results causing games to be cancelled !!
Newcastle now Man City ... expect more to follow
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28/12/2020 19:32:03 0 3
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Can you imagine the crusade a non English manager would have gotten from all the media and pundits calling for him to be sacked for this showing?
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28/12/2020 19:26:54 5 9
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abromovich just sack this fraud already. we want our club back #announcetuchel
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28/12/2020 19:32:08 5 0
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Which version of your club do you want back? The one most of us remember, or the recent one since all the money came in? Be careful what you wish for!
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28/12/2020 19:35:25 0 0
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when we won the leauge in 2014 and 2017 DUHHHH
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28/12/2020 23:20:24 0 0
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I prefer the relegated version, remember? Now that was a shower of ??s. ????
When the toffees get 3 points for city’s lack of control , well you’ll do fine Removed
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28/12/2020 19:32:12 2 0
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Did villa get 3 points for Newcastle being called off?
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28/12/2020 19:28:21 144 15
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have to say as a Stoke supporter, great to see the midland clubs Villa, Wolves, West Brom, Leicester taking weel earned points agaibst the apparent giants of London and the North West. Long may it continue. Fascinating season ahead
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28/12/2020 19:32:13 62 13
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Hopefully we (and maybe Wolves) can make the national press take Midlands football seriously
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28/12/2020 20:28:31 10 0
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Midland are in the ascendancy as long as they stop selling their best players. Wolves take note.
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28/12/2020 21:05:57 3 0
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the press are more interested in the failure of forest and derby
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28/12/2020 22:04:50 5 0
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I agree. As a Villa fan if we can’t get into Europe ( which I doubt despite the great start to the season) I hope Leicester or Wolves can.
29/12/2020 01:18:09 2 0
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Personally I think it's great to see The Midlands strong again! Premier League's fascinating atm, am loving it, well, the football itself, the rest is ??
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28/12/2020 19:32:13 9 0
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Same old tripe
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28/12/2020 19:28:54 1 0
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If the live feed was to be believed... Mark Willis was man of the match.
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28/12/2020 19:32:20 1 1
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I thought it was Stuart Attwell?!
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28/12/2020 19:32:25 3 8
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Good point for Villa. Chelsea were never going to challenge for the title. Grealish is a good player but the guy does love an exaggerated dive whenever he is touched.

Spoiler, the PCR test is not a diagnostic test and is highly unreliable and inaccurate. A "positive" test means nothing. All of this nonsense of course is based on PCR tests. Scamdemic
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28/12/2020 19:36:13 5 0
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Clearly your family has not been affected then?
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28/12/2020 19:36:35 2 1
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Keep your conspiracy theories out of this thread please
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28/12/2020 19:26:19 3 4
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The players in this match looked cream crackerd..

A Football Christmas treat of a load of draws..
Seems no one wants to lose this Christmas.
All the managers have turned into José Mourinho’s for the Christmas period. Definitely David Moyes..
Shame really. Us football fans need excitement. Especially this Christmas ??
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28/12/2020 19:32:40 3 1
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I thought the game was quite end to end, could've been 3-3 today. Not all of the teams are playing dinosaur ball like spuds and Burnley
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28/12/2020 19:42:43 0 0
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HOOFBALL!
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28/12/2020 19:29:36 13 8
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Brilliant draw for Frank and his £200million attackers - well done. Even better for Liverpool who after today still stay top. Anyone got any update as to whether City will be punished by the FA for breaching Covid protocol?!
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28/12/2020 19:32:46 8 4
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Any evidence they did break protocol?

Have you asked if Newcastle will be punished?

Doubt it
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28/12/2020 19:38:50 3 3
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Their players have been repeatedly breaking protocol or do you live in a vacuum?
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28/12/2020 19:29:50 5 8
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Great result for the Champions! thanks guys. Don't forget to give the thumbs down now!
P**s off Removed
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28/12/2020 19:39:46 1 0
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Thank you for that well thought out educated reply!
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28/12/2020 19:32:51 14 4
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If Lampard insists on including the pathetic Jorginho in the team, what can we expect from him? Poor passing, no tackling, giving the ball away................need I say more? Flawed judgement I'm afraid. Enough of this stupidity.........
29/12/2020 03:28:15 1 0
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And useless taking penalties
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28/12/2020 19:33:02 82 23
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My god Chelsea are awful
When is everyone going to realise Hudson Odoi couldn’t beat an egg
He’s awful

Giroud has to start every game and why not give Billy a go as Jorginho is awful too
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28/12/2020 19:46:55 48 5
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Do German players come with a money back guarantee? They don't? Oh dear.....
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28/12/2020 19:49:55 4 0
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Being sayin that about odoi for ages now, awful player dont know how he plays tbh
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28/12/2020 20:29:29 1 0
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Love the comment. Made me chuckle.
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28/12/2020 21:05:00 0 0
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he's better on the left but Lampard only ever plays him on the right
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28/12/2020 21:17:43 5 0
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Should’ve cashed in on the silly money Bayern offered for him.
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28/12/2020 21:51:57 0 0
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Agree
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28/12/2020 19:33:05 9 4
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Shame Villa didn't pinch a winner and knock that Salford team out of the top 4.
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28/12/2020 19:55:33 1 3
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The Salford team who's hated,adored and never ignored..??
#obsessed
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28/12/2020 19:33:08 1 0
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villa didnt score with an header
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28/12/2020 19:29:50 5 8
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Great result for the Champions! thanks guys. Don't forget to give the thumbs down now!
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28/12/2020 19:33:19 4 2
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Well it's always a great result when those teams around you draw, that's why I was so pleased the baggies took a point off you!
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28/12/2020 19:33:28 2 4
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So I take it everyone is playing for second place this season. First Leicester now chelski lucky for a draw. YNWA
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28/12/2020 19:26:10 19 10
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What a great job Frank Lampard is doing.

If he is given another £200m to spend in January then Chelsea will be in with a real shout of a top 4 finish.
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28/12/2020 19:33:29 4 1
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Classic
How on earth did Grealish not get booked, let alone sent off, for simulation?! Oh yeah, he is White, plays for England has a good old English name. Removed
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28/12/2020 19:33:37 3 2
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That’s a racist comment
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28/12/2020 19:29:36 13 8
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Brilliant draw for Frank and his £200million attackers - well done. Even better for Liverpool who after today still stay top. Anyone got any update as to whether City will be punished by the FA for breaching Covid protocol?!
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28/12/2020 19:33:41 2 2
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Liverpool are poo fact
How on earth did Grealish not get booked, let alone sent off, for simulation?! Oh yeah, he is White, plays for England has a good old English name. Removed
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28/12/2020 19:33:41 3 1
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Oh goodie, we have ourselves a racist who likely believes that they are "anti racist". Priceless.
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28/12/2020 19:29:48 7 6
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We werent at our best today but it's still a terrific point.. a bit better than losing by 7 or 8 there as we have! That effort from Chilwell was unlucky
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28/12/2020 19:33:55 12 1
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It was but not half as unlucky as McGinn's effort.
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28/12/2020 19:28:28 179 41
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If they got hit for three by Arsenal they were never going to beat the Villa.

Lampard continues to deliver a very poor return on the owners ongoing astronomical investment.
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28/12/2020 19:34:00 28 5
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You're right. I've nothing against Chelsea, or Frank, but it's strange that a manager with such limited experience was given the top job at one of the country's top teams.
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28/12/2020 19:36:51 21 4
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Just look at Arteta, it's a shame clubs can't stick with English managers that have done the hard graft in the lower leagues. Just look at Smith at villa!
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28/12/2020 19:39:09 18 1
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Lampard is loved by the club for his fantastic playing days but when you consider the salaries that are being doled out at that club, not to mention the size of the cheques being written by the owner, for more players it's no place for a rookie to be learning on the job.

Look at where they are in the table and the budgets of the clubs around them....!
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28/12/2020 21:16:30 1 1
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It's called loyalty. He was immense at cfc.
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28/12/2020 19:34:10 7 3
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Last season Lampard achieved par with a top 4 finish. Well below par this season with too many riches to chose from. He still does not know his best team. And there’s 40 plus out on loan, maybe he should recall and try even more.
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28/12/2020 19:34:12 10 5
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Two hungry teams boasting some of the best young players in world football. Great advert for the league to see such a great contest. Decent officials for once too
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28/12/2020 19:34:17 1 2
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Well.. We caught it from Arsenal. That drab, ASMR sorta football.
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28/12/2020 19:34:17 20 2
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16 fouls to 3. Performance should have been better from Chelsea but also the ref. Aston Villa performance was good though, take nothing away from them.
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28/12/2020 19:31:37 187 10
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Credit where it’s due, Stuart Attwell made this a very watchable game by refusing to give any free kicks for the blatant diving at the beginning of this game. As a consequence saw some bright, attractive football, the FA could do worse than instruct other referees to do the same.
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28/12/2020 19:34:19 34 101
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What about John McGinn falling over and getting a freekick?
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28/12/2020 19:34:21 1 0
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Any evidence any of the players caught covid from contact during a game?
How on earth did Grealish not get booked, let alone sent off, for simulation?! Oh yeah, he is White, plays for England has a good old English name. Removed
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28/12/2020 19:34:25 1 1
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Turns out getting kicked is actually a foul. If you're not sure ask Hazard who does exactly the same thing
How on earth did Grealish not get booked, let alone sent off, for simulation?! Oh yeah, he is White, plays for England has a good old English name. Removed
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28/12/2020 19:34:30 3 1
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What on earth are you talking about? Are you saying referees are racist?
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28/12/2020 19:34:36 1 1
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Not looking good for lampard 100 says hes sacked before arteta...
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28/12/2020 19:28:39 5 10
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Yawnfest!!
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dan
28/12/2020 19:34:36 4 3
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Well said it was dire wasn’t it

Grealish is great but can he stop the constant falling over please
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28/12/2020 19:34:39 5 4
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Lumpard : Roman I need help. We need a complete rebuild. £200m is not enough we need another £1b like in the 2000s to make us really competitive. Please?
FSB: One of my representatives will meet you in the dark alley behind your house to discuss.
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28/12/2020 19:34:52 6 2
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Dean Smith is vastly underrated. If he was at man u, man city, they wud be calling him god
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28/12/2020 22:02:55 4 0
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He’s doing a good job but still learning. Getting Craig Shakespeare on board to support him was a masterstroke
29/12/2020 04:13:33 0 0
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Dean Smith is doing a good job this year, just managed to stay in PL last year
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28/12/2020 19:31:37 187 10
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Credit where it’s due, Stuart Attwell made this a very watchable game by refusing to give any free kicks for the blatant diving at the beginning of this game. As a consequence saw some bright, attractive football, the FA could do worse than instruct other referees to do the same.
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28/12/2020 19:34:59 14 56
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So Stuart Attwell was right in not giving a freekick for Grealish kicking down Christensen, which wrongly lead to the goal?

You have a great graps of the game.
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28/12/2020 19:39:42 60 8
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Kicking down Christensen? The defender lunged into a tackle and both clattered each other. How do you foul a player when you are passing a ball?
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28/12/2020 19:49:19 24 1
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Was that English ?
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28/12/2020 19:53:35 33 1
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Unless it's a head injury nothing in the rules says that Villa have to stop.
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28/12/2020 20:13:14 27 8
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All the pundits, referee, VAR and the pundit referee said it wasn’t a foul.... you are wrong
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28/12/2020 20:45:34 7 0
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Clearly the referee saw no foul and as the ball was cleared by Rudiger a new plase of play started so VAR could not check this incident. Clattenberg confirmed this.
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28/12/2020 21:34:27 2 0
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Graps..

I'm confused
29/12/2020 11:34:00 0 0
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What’s a graps?
29/12/2020 15:06:37 0 0
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Christensen held his foot out in a deliberate attempt to bring down Grealish as he could see he was beaten and then he rolled around on the floor crying like a little girl whilst villa scored
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28/12/2020 19:29:50 5 8
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Great result for the Champions! thanks guys. Don't forget to give the thumbs down now!
U R a T___W_____A—- T read between the lines! Removed
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28/12/2020 19:50:14 1 0
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Your name suits you....must be the size of the mouth!
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28/12/2020 19:35:01 35 8
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Stand by folks.... Here comes angry Frank yet again. All the money he's spent and still can't get it right. The cat's already hiding behind the curtains.
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28/12/2020 22:20:44 2 1
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In all fairness, Chelsea had sold Hazard, Morata and that bloke to Atalanta for about 170m before he even spent. Still has another 100m worth of players to offload. However, Werner and Havertz haven’t sizzled. Ziyech badly missed! Lamps under pressure.
How on earth did Grealish not get booked, let alone sent off, for simulation?! Oh yeah, he is White, plays for England has a good old English name. Removed
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28/12/2020 19:35:12 1 1
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true.
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28/12/2020 19:36:42 0 0
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He Irish
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28/12/2020 19:32:08 5 0
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Which version of your club do you want back? The one most of us remember, or the recent one since all the money came in? Be careful what you wish for!
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28/12/2020 19:35:25 0 0
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when we won the leauge in 2014 and 2017 DUHHHH
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28/12/2020 19:47:25 2 1
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What are you, twelve?
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28/12/2020 19:35:43 27 8
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Let's be Frank, Lampard should be sacked.
He has little experience as a manager.
He managed a Championship side, failed to win promotion and was deemed suitable to manager a big club as he played football for them. What sort of logic is that?

Chelsea sack managers who do not win the league. Chelsea have no chance.
They may not even qualify for the Champions League.

What a joke.
Sack Lampard now.
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28/12/2020 22:23:04 1 0
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Not a Chelsea fan clearly?
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28/12/2020 19:35:43 2 0
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Just once I'd like to see villa play west ham or Burnley in an all claret and amber game.......??????????

Sounds like a good game against Chelsea....points dropped for both teams in chasing liverpool
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28/12/2020 19:35:43 27 8
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Villa in the hunt for top four.
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28/12/2020 22:24:22 2 1
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So true! Nice to see. That bloke from Wigan has transformed their defensive set up.