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Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Ross K, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. Poisoned Slice

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    It said he was in contention yesterday. I took that to mean in contention for the subs bench, but no. Still no sign. :/

    I'm worried about the United defense. And please, no goals against in the first minute.
     
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    Surviving this period without Bailly and Smalling is going to be challenging indeed. :eek:
     
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    Not a single shot on target in 89 minutes and they still grab a point. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    The definition of sickener. I could just tell it was coming. Gary Neville was being very critical of Arsenal, going in to overdrive before they scored. Jinx. Yeah, times like this make me want to believe.

    Martin Tyler attempted it with our last free kick - ''no team has scored a headed goal against Arsenal in premier league this season,'' but obviously his jinx powers are lacking. We didn't even hit the ball into the box. Awk well.

    Pogba was struggling to make an impact again. Seemed to be more confident after we scored, some nice touches, but nothing too extraordinary. Definitely missed our number 9 today.
     
  5. Dortmund defeated Bayern 1-0 and closed the gap to three points. Meanwhile we have a new Bundesliga leader - Red Bulls Leipzig. :)

    One more derby tonight. Atletico-Real should be a cracker.
     
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    PS what the **** happened in the Spurs game? 2 goals after the 89th minute apparently, this day has been pretty insane so far. Kei to put the icing on the cake? ;)
     
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    I would not expect it.

    Giroud is quite photogenic. :p
     
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    Can't believe we drew against Malaga at home. This season in La Liga will be catastrophe with this kind of home form.
    Didn't Liverpool drop points too? I didn't watch until the end.
     
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    I'm not even sure why I'm watching it lol. Kei disappointing as usual. Novak is playing great though. Anyways I've got The Conjuring on Bly Ray waiting think I've had enough tennis for today hah



    I watched the last 5 mins or so, some insane saves from the Malaga goalkeeper.


    Yeah we did, 0-0 away to Southampton. Not a bad performance, slightly disappointing result considering we missed a couple of sitters but they were great defensively to be fair, match was pretty similar to the Swansea game but without the goals. Can't win them all and still top of the table (assuming Chelsea don't win) so not too concerned like I said.
     
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    Monaco are showing Spurs how to play.

    Resilient team as they proved on Saturday, but different game here. They haven't looked threatening at all. Not yet anyway.

    And then we have a penalty awarded to Spurs. :eek: 1-1
     
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    Meanwhile, 9 goals in one hour at Borussia Dortmund - Legia match, 6-3 for the hosts. Two more goals to tie the record for most goals in a single match in Champions League era. :eek:
     
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    New Champions League record!

    Marco Reus scores a 93rd minute goal and it is 8-4 to Borussia Dortmund. :)
     
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    Spurs let Lloris down.
     
  15. Spurs are out of the Champions League and will have to avoid defeat in the last match against CSKA Moscow just to secure Europa League spot.

    Sevilla took the lead against Juventus and it looked like they will seal qualification to last 16 but went a man down and lost 3-1. Now they need to avoid a defeat by two goals against Lyon to go through. Wouldn't really surprise me if they lose comfortably considering their love story with the Europa League.

    Always fun watching Dortmund.
     
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    Screw the Champions League. All the cool kids are watching Masterchef on BBC One.

    I'll probably watch it again next year though :cool:
     
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    Bring back Loyd Grossman. :p

    I tune in when I'm not doing anything else and it is on. Not really a diehard viewer these days.
     
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    It's amazing to watch, but it's even more amazing to be there, singing at the top of your lungs.

    We ended up being eliminated from the Champions League, as expected, but we put up a good fight. It's kinda frustrating though, because we had a real chance to go through considering solely the level of play... But we lacked a true killer instinct, which drove us to close defeats. As we all know, what truly matters at the end is winning and we didn't manage to do that. Let's hope we can change this shortly.

    On other hand, Cantona is our club member 150.000 now, which is nice. :cool:
     
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    Fun CL night. Rostov defeated Bayern. :D Atletico sealed the top spot in the group before having to play Bayern away and are the only team that won the opening 5 games. Benfica really screwed up, letting a 3-0 halftime lead slip against Besiktas and drawing 3-3. A win would have sealed progress but now it's all open for them, Besiktas and Napoli. Barca seal the top spot, 9 goals in 4 games for Messi. City are through as well. Arsenal and PSG with a 2-2 draw, I believe PSG should be leading the group now because of more away goals...

    Time for the amazing Europa League. :cool::D
     
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    Damn, I bet that FC Rostov result killed a lot of betting slips tonight.

    Yes, over to the amazing Europa league tomorrow. Hopefully Mkhitaryan is involved. I read that he would be.
     
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    Haha I actually quite like the Michelle Roux (now Marcus Wareing) approach! I've lost a bit of interest in the amature version, Gregg and John have had their day.

    I'm with you though, Champions League isn't the same when your team isn't in it. In the group stages at least, the knockout rounds when the big boys play each other is the best football you can see imo. Totally puts the World Cup to shame these days.
     
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    That German football club played some good football.
     
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    https://twitter.com/DatasportNews/status/801510588677521408?lang=pt
    What a magnificent cross! Besiktas deserved the draw just for this beauty. This guy could have been better than Ronaldo, but his head didn't help.
    Nelson Semedo's goal was pretty good too.
    (And yeah, I giggled a bit when I saw the final result. It is so much more amusing when it happens to your eternal rivals, isn't it?)
     
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    Awesome cross! Quaresma really is an underachiever.
    (It is a real treat when it happens to your big rivals indeed :D).
    Maybe you could end up clashing in the Europa League.
     
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    One of the best midfielders of his generation has announced retirement from professional football.

    Congrats on everything you achieved Steven Gerrard, enjoy your retirement.


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    Lampard > Gerrard imo.
     
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    I wonder where he will go. Any time I see Ryan Giggs doing his pundit duty, I get less eager to hire him. Yes, here is me pretending I have the power to hire. He can't take a joke and he comes off as awkward. Doesn't really inspire confidence if you can't take some banter.

    I saw that Stevie G rejected MK Dons. Right on!
     
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    In my opinion, the greatest of all time. A proper Legend. More than just a footballer.

    He'll be back, sooner or later, that's for sure.

    Yes, the best there was and the best there ever will be. Steven Gerrard.
     
  29. Slice'n'dice

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    Indeed, what a player!



    Reckon he should come back as a coach now? Or cut his teeth elsewhere?

    Don't really see him going for a full time punditry thing to be honest, think that suits Carra more than it would him. Coaching and then management I expect is the route he's gonna take. Certainly wouldn't want him to take Liverpool as his first management job though (obviously that'd be many years down the line, got a pretty good guy in charge right now) needs to cuts his teeth elsewhere regarding management. The way it works these days. Wouldn't mind seeing him coming back as a coach though personally.

    Glad he rejected MK Dons would've had to route for him to do well and I've always hated MK Dons for that stealing Wimbledon's team ****.
     
  30. NewOrder

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    We "only" need to draw in the next match against Legia. But, to be completely honest, Europa League may be a cursed gift. To a relatively poor club like us, Europa League only represents a big profit if we manage to win it. If we don't, we're tiring ourselves for the domestic competitions for almost nothing. Staying in the Champions League would represent a bigger profit even without reaching the final stages and, consequently, the chance of keeping key players like Adrien, William or Gelson.
     
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    I am sure your academy can always produce some wonderkid. ;)

    Maybe you guys could challenge for the Europa League. A few years ago you were in the semifinal and got knocked out by a late goal if I remember well. What I am sure is that at that time Ricardo Sa Pinto was your manager. After he left Sporting CP he coached Crvena Zvezda (Red Star Belgrade), the club from my country.

    Haven't been following Primeira very well, how are you doing there now?
     
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    Ibra wants more medals.

    Mkhitaryan in. :eek:
     
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    Wazza is now the club's top goalscorer in European competitions and is only one goal away from tying Sir Bobby's 249.

    Not a very convincing first half.
     
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    Agreed. It is the Man Utd way. Not being convincing.

    Bright start to the second half. I was trying to urge that Mata effort in. :p

    Mkhitaryan playing like he has a point to prove. Great scenes.
     
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    haha You might have been locked up for suggesting what Paul Scholes suggested before the game.

    4 or 5 has come true. :cool: Some of the same at the weekend please.
     
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    There better not be another EPL Matchday at Old Trafford where we draw thanks to GOAT wastefulness. The last 3 home games were all like that.
     
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    We can (our prospection director believes the next batch of players is one of the best in recent times), but we won't be able to keep them for very long. That's the problem.

    Yes, we were. But that was a miracle. We were going through a very rough patch, playing a lacklustre football and finishing almost 20 points behind the eventual winner in our championship. That Europa League campaign turned out to be Sá Pinto's saving grace at the time, but he ended up being sacked right at the beginning of the following season (time proved us right though, because his achievements since then are less than stellar).
    I believe we've enough quality to win the Europa League, but, after seeing what happened these past months in the Champions League, I don't think we possess the killer instinct and experience needed to win this kind of competition yet. But we're getting closer.

    Not as good as I hoped. Almost all the matches right after the Champions League ones were a disaster. As a result, we're currently in second place tied with Porto, 5 points behind the leader Benfica (sadly).
     
  38. Meanwhile, Leipzig make it 7 wins in a row with a 4-1 away win over Freiburg. 30/36 points collected in the first 12 matches, just over a third of the Bundesliga season.

    Fingers crossed for Bayern finally being challenged in Germany.
     
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    Swansea - Crystal Palace... What a game.
     
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    Everybody else winning today, apart from Spurs. I guess it is good that Chelsea beat Tottenham.

    I realize that I jumped the gun. Sunderland are not down yet. And you may have to feel the Moyes.
     
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    You could of wrote that post yesterday. Chelsea always beat Spurs :p
     
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    Looking at the 1st half this is Old Trafford wastefulness, part 4.

    Our commentary here said that Rui Faria should think about asking for a raise because Mourinho being sent into the stands might become a regular occurrence now. :D
     
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    It's not fun seeing Man United wasting so many opportunities, they are not playing badly at all. This might be karma for Mourinho who has been clinical most of his career and very arrogant about it.
     
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    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

    It's official, Old Trafford is The Theater of Draws.
     
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    Speak for yourself I quite enjoyed it myself.

    Mourinho's such a ****ing brat it's great to see things go wrong for him now. Couldn't happen to a more deserving guy. Karma for being a **** his whole managerial career (at least).
     
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    There is a part of me that enjoyed seeing Mourinho fail but I don't like seeing an all time giant club like Manchester United struggling. I am not rooting for any particular side in foreign leagues too much so that's probably why I kind of want to see the biggest clubs be in title races where they "belong".
     
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    As much as I love the man (and I really do lol) think it would be more beneficial if he starts his coaching career with a lower league side, or even manager career dunno what he's got in his mind. Having said that, I'm 100% sure Liverpool will offer him help along the way one way or another and he will be back, don't know what role but he will represent the club again. My guess is he'll come back as Klopps assistant and win us the 21st league title. :D

    Is right. :)

    "all time Giants" :rolleyes: there can only be one all time giant club in England and it's certainly not Man United! :p
     
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    It was the wrong move for both Man Utd and Mourinho. I've always said that love them or hate them, it's good for the Premier League to have a strong Man Utd side. This was never going to end well, so it's a shame. They went against what they've always said regarding Mourinho, what they believe in as a club. They sold their soul basically and it's hurt them, as it will continue to do so in the years after he leaves.
     
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    Good for the Premier League to have strong sides. Whoever they may be. Maybe a slight financial difference if it's Man Utd rather than someone else because they are a big brand but a pretty insignificant difference and the amount of money in the league is astronomical now and will still be if Man Utd are a great side in said league or erased from existence. In terms of spectacle and interest, fresh blood is always welcome. But above all else competition is what makes a league interesting. This season looks like it could potentially be a 5 team title race which can only be good for the league. The fact that Manchester United is not one of those teams does not really matter all that much.

    You're right about it being a terrible move for both parties though, I did think that he would bring some instant success and then they would suffer, starting to look like they aren't going to get that. Starting to look more and more like Mourinho has lost his touch. Not a moment too soon, his antics have been stale for quite a few years now.
     
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    Seems a strange perspective to me, I love seeing an underdog, or club I've never heard of coming up. I would not care one jot if for instance Real Madrid became **** and someone like Celta Vigo became really good. I loved Atletico breaking the stranglehold a couple of years ago (less keen now given the football they play isn't the most attractive and are basically established among the three). Don't really care about Inter and AC Milan's fall from grace, new teams and different challengers make something much more appealing to me and that's part of the reason why I don't watch much Spanish football. Good to see other teams and a different sets of fans enjoying success rather than the same ones all the time. Think things like that are good for sport in general, not just football.

    Yeah probably would go along with that, wouldn't mind him to join Rafa at Newcastle as a coach or something, would be in good hands there. Or England if they get a good manager in (so not if it's Southgate obviously). Coaching first then management, no need to rush.
     

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